In case some of you don't visit the Y! groups very often, I thought I'd post an update and let everyone know that Thierry has released a new version of VDM99.
You can check it out and download it here: http://www.nouspikel.../ti99/vdm99.htm
I really like the program and have found it so much easier to keep my physical disks organized along with my disk images. Here's a quick synopsis:
Virtual Disk Manager 99, is a disk manager program that can handle three types of "drives":
- Files on your PC that contain a TI-99/4A disk image in either DOAD format (i.e. sequential sector dump) or PC99 formats (containing track information).
- Real drives on a remote TI-99/4A connected to your PC with a serial or parallel cable (this did not work with version 1.0, but was fixed in version 1.1).
- Emulated drives, inside my Bug99 debugger (you'll need Bug99 version 2.0 or higher).
Starting with version 2.0, VDM99 also offers database support: You can "scan" a disk and store the characteristics of the disk and all its files into an MS Access database. You can then browse the database, or query it in various manners to locate a disk or a file, find on which disk a given file resides, etc. Note that the workspace file format changed with version 2, so you cannot reuse workspaces saved with version 1.x.One very important note! You must have the correct version of DAO installed otherwise the program crashes immediately upon launch.
You can download the correct DAO setup files from Microsoft here: http://download.micr...us/daoredis.exe
All the best!!