[Coco] Re: Help with ms-dos DSKINI please
chazbeenhad at hotmail.com
Mon Jul 19 22:53:51 EDT 2004
Hi Robert. Tonight a made a good copy of this image using MESS. Here is what
I went through.
I downloaded The Nitros9 release. Renamed the t40 disk1 to .os9
Renames lsl.dsk to lsl.os9
Booted Nitros9 is MESS
**Here is the part that threw me. When I tried to create a OS9 disk in MESS
it just didnt do anything. So I made a copy of lsl.os9 (lsl2.os9) and
I loaded dsave and os9gen.
mounted /d0 lsl2.os9 (the copy with the game)
mounted /d1 lsl.os9 (newly formatted)
dsave -b /d1 ! shell
Whammo! I was able to use dskini to make a coco floppy of lsl.os9.
When I tried to create a MESS JVC type DSK file, this floppy didn't work on
I will upload the new image tomorrow (i hope) for anyone interested in
playing LSL :-)
Many thanks to everyone who helped / provided the goods. I've always wanted
to play this game on my COCO and now I can after all these years.
"Robert Gault" <robert.gault at worldnet.att.net> wrote
in message news:cdhsgf$cph$1 at sea.gmane.org...
> Robert Gault wrote:
> ><snip> The main problem is why won't DSKINI.EXE convert this image to a
> > real floppy. I don't have the answer for that.
> I have tried several methods for making a real disk of this image with
> no success. The direct method with "dskini /t40 /d a: lsl.dsk" fails at
> track 11. A copy of the disk made with an emulator fails in the same
> manner. OS9.EXE a: -w lsl.dsk will not work either.
> It makes no sense that a program like dskini.exe, which works perfectly
> for all other images I've tried, would fail on any specific image. My
> guess is that some combination of data bytes is being interpreted by
> dskini as a specific dskini instruction. Clearly this should be
> impossible but I can't think of any other possibility.
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