So I've been trying to make real ST floppies from virtual disks that I've downloaded from The Game Archives. I've tried about 20 - 25 and of those I've only been able to get a pinball wizard and a combo joust/millipede disk to work
I've tried a working 720k disk which used to be an official disk that came from an ST magazine that I reformatted as well as a 1.44 disk formatted to 720k.
My disk drive may be the issue but I'm not sure as its a single sided drive in a PS3000 monitor. When I open an image the "geometry of image" says "sides 2" but it seems to write with no errors. However just about every single disk I put in the PS3000 gives me disk errors: "Drive A: Is not responding. Please check the disk drive" UNLESS that image said "Sides: 1" so am I to assume that I can only use images that are single sided?
Also my language disk seems to be borked. Every time I try to boot with it, the thing glitches out and I see two bombs on the screen. I can boot without it apparently or with other disks but the language disk just suddenly stopped working.
EDIT - made another language disk with another ex-ST magazine disk, again the image was single sided so I'm leaning more that with this drive I can only use single sided disk images. If so is there a way to tell before I download one?
Also I wiggled my mouse a bit and got it BRIEFLY to work in all directions. Pretty sure the mouse is fine and the mouse port needs some solder work.