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russg

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In Topic: Really Dumb Programming Question

Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:37 PM

Error 144 means that it is having problems writing/reading from disk. The disk could be write protected (disk notch is covered) or the disk could be bad.

144 also is the error you get when densities are different from what is expected.  You have to get a disk directory or something

to set the density of the target drive.

I don't know if you can read from one density and write to a different drive in a different density.

I guess you can. DOS has to know the density it is working in.

DOS may be able to keep densities of source and destination, I don't know.

I'm still thinking.  DOS has to know how to deal with files of different DOSes.

I'm sure you can read and write from/to two different DOSes.


In Topic: How do I make a copy of a non-dos floppy image?

Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:18 AM

Looks like I only need to copy sectors 1 to 3, but as double density. I can't find SCOPY.COM on my versions of spartados.

 

If I download a utility on my PC, how do I get it transferred to the 130XE?

 

I found a sector copy utility by Dave Small, but it appears to be a single density copy.

get a SIO2PC interface from Steve Tucker site.

 

Then you may need a PC RS232 serial to USB cable to connect your PC USB port to the Atari SIO.

 

https://www.atarimax...tion/index.html  

 

Tucker has Atari SIO to PC serial port, and a SIO to PC USB port.


In Topic: How do I make a copy of a non-dos floppy image?

Fri Jun 8, 2018 5:52 PM

Here's a utility to copy any to all sectors to sectors on a disk or to a file.

Has two programs.  RW13 is mine RWTEST is also here.

The programs are LOAD type from DOS.

On a SmartDOS 6.1 .ATR image.


In Topic: Atari 800 Video Issues

Sun May 13, 2018 4:22 PM

Here's a .ARC of an .ATR with 'TWO56CLR.BAS' that will give you a full colors screen.

attachicon.gifGRSN1A.ARC

Atari used .ARC, it was before .ZIP compression.

I see this has no attached file.  I don't know how to do it..... I think I did it this time.


In Topic: Atari 800 Video Issues

Sun May 13, 2018 9:42 AM

Here's a .ARC of an .ATR with 'TWO56CLR.BAS' that will give you a full colors screen.

[attachment=573500:GRSN1A.ARC]

Atari used .ARC, it was before .ZIP compression.