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  1. The label on the picture of the floppy disk in post #18 seems to indicate a V4.20D as well, it looks like a D has been written on over the original label. The version I uploaded was definitely 4.20C by the title screen when I loaded it into the emulator. Geoff Sent from my ONEPLUS A3003 using Tapatalk
  2. Ideally that's what I'd like to do to try to preserve the data, is there anyone (possibly in the UK, purely for postage reasons) who has the hardware and skills to rescue them and would be willing to take on the task? Maybe someone else will chime in with a working set of disks? There must be other copies out there somewhere. I no longer have the board so the disks are just sitting here, gradually rotting away. If I can get them to someone who can preserve the contents or whatever, I'm happy to pass them on. (Unless they're worth an absolute fortune like an Apple I or something, lol) Maybe one day Altirra will be able to emulate the hardware, that would be fun. [emoji16] Geoff Sent from my ONEPLUS A3003 using Tapatalk
  3. Someone asked on Facebook about one of these today. I used to have one back in the day but it's long gone. I hunted out the disks and managed to extract images from three of the six I have. The Master Utility Disk, 80 Column Emulator and Ultramon disk images are in the attached zip file. Unfortunately, the Ultraload Collector's disk, Superdump Toolkit and Cupid Printer Handler disks look damaged on the magnetic surface and I don't want to risk damaging them. GeoffComputerHouseControllerCard_Master_80Col_Ultramon.zip Sent from my ONEPLUS A3003 using Tapatalk
  4. I have one of Lotharek's SIO2SDs that I was trying out with an 800 I bought recently. With 48K the menu hangs after loading, no keys work and after a few seconds there is some corruption to the screen. It works perfectly with my 130XE so I assumed the SIO2SD menu needs an XL/XE. The 800 had 16K when I got it and I bought two 16K cards from B&C to bring it to the full 48K. I will try it on my 48K 400 and see if it locks up that machine the same as the 800. Geoff Sent from my ONEPLUS A3003 using Tapatalk
  5. That latest version seems to be working, and detecting all densities. I'll do some more testing tomorrow, it's getting a bit late in the evening... Thanks for all your help, now I can get stuck into seeing how many of my 20-30 year old floppy disks are still readable!! Geoff
  6. I've just successfully read a DD disk with this test version. Dual density not being detected yet. Geoff
  7. I added a u to the third arg in the getopt call in atarixfer and recompiled. I'm getting a bit further now. I'll run some tests with this but I don't think it's properly detecting dual density yet. Thanks again Geoff
  8. I did a clean compile and get the same as above. The error reading sector 4 in the above output occurred until I tried a dual density disk (which was still identified as single density) but then when I tried again with the DD disk, sector 4 was read ok. It still identifies the disk as single density, though. Geoff
  9. Thanks for the quick response, I appreciate your help. I had tried the -x option earlier but it did not make any obvious difference. I tried the test version but it doesn't seem to recognise the -u option. I will try to uninstall first then recompile the tools. Geoff $ atarixfer atarixfer 0.30-190308 (c) 2002-2019 Matthias Reichl <[email protected]> usage: [-f device ] [options] -r|-w imagefile options: -f device use alternative AtariSIO device (default: /dev/atarisio0) -r imagefile create ATR/XFD/DCM image of disk -w imagefile write given ATR/XFD/DCM image to disk -d enable debugging -e continue on errors -p use APE prosystem cable (default: 1050-2-PC cable) -l use Lotharek 1050-2-PC USB cable -R num retry failed sector I/O 'num' times (0..100) -s mode high speed: 0 = off, 1 = XF551/Warp, 2 = Ultra/Turbo, 3 = all -T timing SIO timing: s = strict, r = relaxed -u enable workaround for US Doubler format detection bug -x enable workaround for XF551 format detection bugs -q send 'quit' command to flush buffer and stop motor -1 ... -8 use drive number 1...8 $ atarixfer -u -x -d -l -s 2 -T s -1 -r DD_Disk.atr atarixfer 0.30-190308 (c) 2002-2019 Matthias Reichl <[email protected]> atarixfer: invalid option -- 'u' forgot to catch option 63 using userspace driver activated realtime scheduling mlockall(2) succeeded checking highspeed capability detected ultra speed drive: pokey divisor 10 (52160 baud) possibly Happy 1050: enabling fast writes Happy command $48 (AUX=$20) failed reading sector 4 ... failed [atari error 146] get percom block ... OK D1: get percom block : 90k (SD) [128 BytesPerSec, 720 Sectors] single density disk starting to read disk 1 error reading sector 1 from disk [atari error 146]
  10. My trusty 48K 400 from December 82 (or 83, my memory isn't what it used to be! ) Model No Atari 400 U BY 109193 BY112717 8/9 on the handwritten label ATARI / 332 stamped in the case Geoff
  11. A PAL 800 I got on eBay a few weeks ago: Model No Atari 800 U BK 007295 342 Handwritten label BK/24567-8-19 It came with 16K, the seller said it had never had more RAM than that. Just got an extra 32K from B&C ComputerVisions delivered today RAM and OS modules are cased, and the top is secured with flip tabs, not screws. Geoff
  12. I have been trying to use atarixfer with one of Lotharek's 1050-2-PC/SIO2PC USB adaptors and a 1050 with US Doubler. So far, atarixfer seems to identify every disk as 90K SD formatted, even disks I believe to be 1050 Dual Density and Double Density disks. With double density disks this means that sectors above 3 fail to read, and dual density disks only transfer the first 720 sectors. An example of the output with debugging enabled is: $ lotharek-switch 1050 successfully switched interface to 1050-2-PC mode $ atarixfer -d -l -s 2 -T s -1 -r DD_Disk.atr atarixfer 0.30-190111 (c) 2002-2019 Matthias Reichl <[email protected]> using userspace driver activated realtime scheduling mlockall(2) succeeded checking highspeed capability detected ultra speed drive: pokey divisor 10 (52160 baud) possibly Happy 1050: enabling fast writes Happy command $48 (AUX=$20) failed get percom block ... OK D1: get percom block : 90k (SD) [128 BytesPerSec, 720 Sectors] single density disk starting to read disk 4 error reading sector 4 from disk [atari error 142] Am I missing a configuration option or doing something obviously wrong? It works great for SD disks but I'm having no luck with disks of any other density. I have already modified the 1050-2-pc/sio2pc with the hardware mod on Lotharek's website. Thanks Geoff
  13. It was me that uploaded the scan of the AID Rverter source code. At the time I said I had a disk somewhere hand-labelled "Rverter" but I had no way to read it. I can't remember where I got it, probably from a contact on an old 8-bit BBS I used to be a regular on in the UK way back in the day. I recently got a 1050 and retrieved this disk from a box in the attic. I tried doing a file copy over an SIO2PC to an atr but there was a bit of bad data somewhere that caused it to fail every time. So I downloaded a sector copier and managed to get the attached atr file out of it. There was one bad sector somewhere in the middle of the copy (sector $1D0 or $1DC I think, but can't be sure), so one of the files will probably be damaged somewhere. If there's such a thing as luck it'll be the source code file that there is already a printout of, I hope the binary files are mostly intact. I can give no explanation of what is on the disk, the only file I remember ever looking at was RHAND1C.SRC that contains the printout that I scanned earlier. There are four different (I assume) Rverter drivers on the disk, RHAND1.OBJ, RHAND1C.OBJ, RHAND2.OBJ and RHAND2C.OBJ, but there is only source code for RHAND1C. This may (or may not) be useful to you... Geoff rverter.atr
  14. Unfortunately it looks like I spoke too soon. I was able to load the editor a couple of times, but when I tried to copy the disk I started getting errors and now it won't even spin up. I'm afraid to try again in case I make it worse, maybe it can still be recovered with a Kryoflux or something low level like that? If it's worth trying then I can send the disk to someone with the proper kit and skills. Geoff
  15. I don't have a dump of it, but I do have a fairly pristine looking copy of the disk version and manual. It's been in various attics for the past 20 or 25 years but I recently got hold of a 1050 and it seems to load up ok.
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