Re: [ti-99/4a] Re: TI Emulator for Palm OS?
- On Thu, 1 Jun 2000 16:24:46 -0400 "Yancey B. Jones" <ybjones@...>
> I thought that PC99 ran under DOS/Windows not on a TI. Again, Ipersonally
> do not want to use an emulator. What I am thinking of is an app thatcould
> create an image on the fly and upload it via XModem or another standardwhich
> protocol to a PC. Then it could be transferred via email, ftp, http, or
> whatever to another user - who could then initiate an upload to a TI
> would rebuild the disk on the fly.To "create an image on the fly and upload it via XModem" would require a
> Could something like this be done in XB?
comm program that doesn't exist, but could... but that would require a
major programming effort.
I don't see the need to upload an entire disk, but uploading individual
files is easy and allows much more flexibility and can be done now.
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- I suggest that those of you wanting to convert PC99 dsk files to V9T9 format
check out ftp://188.8.131.52/pc99/pc99utilities/dskdata.exe on the WHT ftp
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> On Thu, 1 Jun 2000 Dan Olson <dano@...> wrote:
> >This is exactly what I've seen too, and I agree 100% that I
> >definetly can't complain about those people taking the extra
> >effort to make the disk images available, but it'd be nice to
> >have a simple (and free :) way to get them to the TI.
> >What I'd like is a conversion utility that takes a "standard
> >disk dump", if there is such a thing, and converts it to a
> >.dsk file, and another converter that does just the opisite.
> I think a standard disk dump is just a file that contains all the data in
> the sectors of a disk in sector number order. That is what a V9T9 disk
> image file is. It is also what you get when you use Anadisk 2.07 to dump
> a single sided disk to an MS-DOS file when no sector ID headers are
> requested. The FDCDEMO READ command does the same thing. Anadisk works
> faster on a single sided disk but FDCDEMO works better if there is "junk"
> data on the second side. FDCDEMO can ignore it but Anadisk will read it
> and slow down.
> >It may very well be that no such converter is needed, and both
> >formats are one in the same. It looks like Anadisk is able to
> >read a TI disk and save it to a file, I think there may be a
> >way of getting something like Teledisk to do the reverse
> That "something" is the FDCDEMO program that was mentioned by Jeff White
> a while ago. Maybe you missed my "FDCDEMO report" that I sent on
> 05/24/00. I'm not sure of the web site to get it. I think it is something
> like <www.dbit.com/ibmpc/floppy>. If that doesn't help, you could try
> <ftp://ftp.dbit.com/pub/ibmpc/floppy> or just <www.dbit.com>. If you want
> to be sure, connect to the egroups site and search the messages for
> "FDCDEMO" to find Jeff's message about it.
> >I should also mention that Andy B. has done a *ton*
> >of work along these lines, I've done little/nothing so far as
> >I really won't have access to the hardware I need until next
> >week at the earilest.
> Thanks. It didn't seem like a ton. Paolo must have spent a lot more time
> with it than me. I enjoy doing experiments to see how things work.
> >I should also mention that I did a disk
> >dump of a DOS formatted HD disk, using both Anadisk, and Linux,
> >and got the same results, so I think it may be possable to use
> >Linux as well, but I'm not sure what it'll do with SD. I
> >suspect that it would be possible to make use of some of the
> >various programs out there, and just come up with a few simple
> >converters to go between formats, and we'll be set.
> I think you're right. Anadisk, FDCDEMO, and a simple conversion program
> to convert a "standard disk dump" from and to a double sided disk dump
> from Anadisk or FDCDEMO would be all you need. PKZIP and PKUNZIP would
> also be useful to keep the disk images small to reduce download times.
> For single sided disks no conversions are needed so you can do it now.
> What I don't know is whether there are a lot of "standard disk dumps"
> ready to download. I don't think it would be too hard to convert a PC99
> disk image to a standard disk image. I could probably do it in BASIC if I
> download a sample PC99 disk image file. From what I've read from other TI
> messages, the PC99 file has all the data from the disk, including sector
> ID bytes, CRC bytes and all the "filler" bytes before and after the
> sectors. I think that Paolo will finish his program soon so I'll just see
> if that does a good job. I'm too busy to deal to make that program now.
> >One last thing, could someone out there point me to a web page or
> >ftp site with Teledisk on it? I loose my network connection in a
> >week, so I'd probably best get it now :)
> > Dan
> I think it's at <www.simtelnet.org>. Maybe "org" is wrong. If it doesn't
> work, try "com", "net", "gov" or "edu". You could also do a search for
> "Simtel" or "Teledisk". Look in the "diskutil" directory of the MS-DOS
> collection. The file name starts with "teled".
> Andy B.
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