Accessing a legacy floppy disk without Archimedes

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mrmouse
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Accessing a legacy floppy disk without Archimedes

Post by mrmouse » Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:49 pm

Hi there. Back in around 1992, I wrote my own game for the Archimedes (we had an A3000 back then). It was a Tetris style game called DropShaft written in Basic and, from memory, had some funky music and scrolling text (of which I was very proud) on the high score page! I've carefully kept the floppy disk all these years (complete with hand drawn label) and I'd love to see it running again on an Emulator or on my Raspberry Pi. Trouble is, all I have is the floppy disk - I've got no hardware at all that can read it. How do I go about transferring the data off the disk?! Many thanks in advance...

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Re: Accessing a legacy floppy disk without Archimedes

Post by JonAbbott » Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:01 pm

You either need to find someone with an Arc or RiscPC, or image it with OmniFloppy on a PC with a floppy. You will not be able to image it with a USB floppy, as they have a fixed sector size.

mrmouse
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Re: Accessing a legacy floppy disk without Archimedes

Post by mrmouse » Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:34 pm

Ok, thanks. I think I did try a few years back with a USB floppy and found that didn't work. Unfortunately, these days there aren't many computers around with floppy drives. Hmmm...

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