Apr 272013
 

Augusto Ruiz created a command line program, which you can use to create RAW data DSK files. Those disks are normally intended to be read directly with the FDC and is a good choice if you want to do cross-development for the Amstrad CPC.
It is written in .NET, so you need at least .NET 2.0… or Mono – so you can use the program under Linux, too. You can download it from the tools website or at the end of this news..

DSKgen v1.0.0.0
DSKgen v1.0.0.0
DSKGen.1.0.0.0.7z
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Aug 202012
 

SAMdisk is a tool to convert floppy disks into various disk images which can be used in emulators. It works with almost all PC floppy controllers and supports also some copy-protected formats. It requires that you have fdrawcmd.sys, a low-level floppy disk driver, installed on your system.

You can download the latest version from the SAMdisk website.

Changes:

  • Added create command for blank HDD and floppy images
  • Added basic IDEDOS partition listing
  • Added checking of good sectors to track repairing
  • Added support for Velesoft DSK/DS2 transfer images
  • Added –chrn to trust ID header over physical location
  • Added –no-1m to skip 1Mbps data rate scanning
  • Restored –byte-swap for Atom/AtomLite conversion
  • Improved ATA identify data handling
  • Improved scan output to report warnings above affected track
  • Fixed recognition of DSC/HDR, CFI, LIF disk images
  • Fixed floppy image conversion to .raw dump
  • Fixed repaired sectors retaining original track offset
  • Fixed detection of oversized tracks with just 1 sector
  • Fixed HDD firmware string missing final character
  • Fixed log file including empty status messages
  • Fixed AL+ boot sector being mistaken for MBR
  • Reverted to Visual Studio 2005 for old CPU compatibility
Jun 162012
 

SAMdisk is a tool to convert floppy disks into various disk images which can be used in emulators. It works with almost all PC floppy controllers and supports also some copy-protected formats. It requires that you have fdrawcmd.sys, a low-level floppy disk driver, installed on your system.

You can download the latest version from the SAMdisk website.

Changes:

  • Added built-in support for zipped and gzipped files
  • Added support for repairing 8K sectors with bad CRCs
  • Added support for raw hard disk images
  • Added identify device data reading, where available (non-USB)
  • Added –hdf to force HDF version (10 or 11), with v1.1 now the default
  • Added –no-identify to ignore source identify data
  • Added –no-cfa to suppress CFA festures in generated identify data
  • Enhanced identify to include CHS/LBA28/LBA48 sector counts and CFA
  • Enhanced verbose disk list to show serial+firmware and MBR partitions
  • Changed disk list to show all devices by default, not just BDOS
  • Fixed repairing to blank target tracks, with new density check
  • Fixed HDD access beyond 4GB boundary, extended -s range to 2TB
  • Fixed SAD image writing with custom sector sizes
  • Fixed status messages being written to log and not erased correctly
  • Improved FDC integrity checks during sector reads, for suspect hardware
  • Improved total sector count to CHS mapping

 

 

Mar 272012
 

SAMdisk is a tool to convert floppy disks into various disk images which can be used in emulators. It works with almost all PC floppy controllers and supports also some copy-protected formats. It requires that you have fdrawcmd.sys, a low-level floppy disk driver, installed on your system.

You can download the latest version from the SAMdisk website.

Changes:

  • Added –repair option to help combine damaged image dumps
  • Added write support for D88 images
  • Added support for IMD mixed sector sizes
  • Added record name from source basename, if no label available
  • Added more file sizes for raw image recognition
  • Added verbose track output for floppy->image dumping
  • Fixed IMD creation using 500Kbps instead of 250Kbps
  • Fixed bit alignment during IPF track wrapping
  • Fixed converting images to BDOS format when setting label
  • Increased –rescan matching distance from 32 to 64 bytes
  • Updated to zlib 1.2.5, using zlibwapi.dll instead of zlib1.dll
Feb 082012
 

After three and a half years Nurgle updated his dsktools package for Linux. With the dsktools you can read and write DSK images to a floppy drive (USB drives are unsupported!). The new version now supports double sided disks, so you can now transfer newer productions like R-Type under Linux, too. You can download the latest version of the dsktools from the Berlios project page.

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