[Coco] Re: Disk Basic and 512 byte block floppies.
ostro011 at umn.edu
Wed Jan 21 17:21:40 EST 2004
On 21 Jan 2004, KnudsenMJ at aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 1/21/04 2:06:47 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> Torsten at Dittel.info writes:
> > Wasn't "Graphicom" using a strange diskette format using 1024 Byte
> > sectors (which allows more to write on the disk because there's less
> > sync overhead)?
> Yes, and this also let Graphicom read or save a whole image in one disk
> operation, quite a bit faster. That was one amazing program for the Coco
> and 2
> -- sort of an integrated desktop app.
> ISTR its author documented the oddball disk format, gave the reasons for
> and so it wasn't a proprietary or anti-piracty thing. The program
> IIRC, was not copy protected. --Mike K.
> Coco mailing list
> Coco at maltedmedia.com
Maybe I'm remembering this wrong, but I seem to recall that Marty Goodman
was the author of Graphicom, or at least the seller. Didn't he own
Cheshire Cat Software, and didn't they sell Graphicom? Anyone remember for
sure? It's quite possible I'm confused.
-- Steve --
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