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I can't get the adventure editor disk itself to run in PC99. The documentation disks load perfectly, but when I try to mount the adventure disk it locks up the emulator. If I try to view it in the PC99 disk utility, it gives an error about disk length wrong.

 

I was under the impression that the Tidir utility could copy between different disk formats on different emulators, so I tried to copy the files from the disk to a PC99 blank disk in case somehow it was a different format .DSK file, but this doesn't work. TIDIR won't open a PC99 .DSK file without saying "can't read sector 1", and if I create a blank .DSK in TIDIR then PC99 can't open it.

 

Anyone have any idea how to get the adventure editor onto a disk I can use in PC99, since I wrote 23 adventures in TI BASIC/Extended Basic in the 80s and would quite like to convert the early ones that don't push the abilities of the module!

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I can't get the adventure editor disk itself to run in PC99. The documentation disks load perfectly, but when I try to mount the adventure disk it locks up the emulator. If I try to view it in the PC99 disk utility, it gives an error about disk length wrong.
 
I was under the impression that the Tidir utility could copy between different disk formats on different emulators, so I tried to copy the files from the disk to a PC99 blank disk in case somehow it was a different format .DSK file, but this doesn't work. TIDIR won't open a PC99 .DSK file without saying "can't read sector 1", and if I create a blank .DSK in TIDIR then PC99 can't open it.
 
Anyone have any idea how to get the adventure editor onto a disk I can use in PC99, since I wrote 23 adventures in TI BASIC/Extended Basic in the 80s and would quite like to convert the early ones that don't push the abilities of the module!
My tidir opens pc99 dsks fine.. you have to click into it and then copy files out.. I'm on the road so can't confirm but it always seemed to work for me..

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On 11/10/2019 at 8:35 PM, arcadeshopper said:

My tidir opens pc99 dsks fine.. you have to click into it and then copy files out.. I'm on the road so can't confirm but it always seemed to work for me..

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Maybe it's just that particular disk. The three documentation disks open fine in PC99, it's just the main program disk that locks it up.

 

To be clear, I can open the adventure disk in TIDir, but can't copy the files from it to a PC99 disk. I assume that the disk is either corrupt in some weird way that makes it openable in TIDir but not PC99, or it's not a PC99 disk format.

 

To test TIDir, I literally took the double sided double density blank disk that comes with PC99 in the dsk folder and tried to open it in TIDir, resulting in a "cannot read sector" error. Same with single sided, single density.

 

I'm talking about PC99w, by the way - the windows version, not the old DOS one.

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Did you try my TIImageTool (unless you have some particular reason not to do 🙂 )? It might deliver some information what's wrong with the image.

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