[Coco] Finally succeeding in backing up my old coco collection!

Stephen Blunt sblunt at agsecorp.com
Wed Jun 23 11:26:53 EDT 2004


I think you have mention that 'drive door' trick to me a long time ago. My
trouble is that I currently don't have a physical drive unit for my coco.
Hence my push to make images of everything.

I am actually using an old Tandy 1000 TL/2 to read the disks (My overpowered
Dos-box won't touch them - could be a bad drive) and has worked quite well
for the most part. At least I rescued my very favorite game of all time -
Cave Walker. I never did finish it but have come VERY close.

Best regards,

Stephen Blunt
Customer Support Engineer
AGSE Corporation
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: coco-bounces at maltedmedia.com 
> [mailto:coco-bounces at maltedmedia.com] On Behalf Of Neil Morrison
> Sent: Tuesday, June 22, 2004 8:22 PM
> To: CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts
> Subject: Re: [Coco] Finally succeeding in backing up my old 
> coco collection!
> Before I figured out how to backup SofE I could get copies to 
> run by opening the drive door after the program booted. This 
> fooled the protection. Later I figured out the protection 
> trick and could make copies.
> Neil
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: Stephen Blunt
> It has only been about 15 years but I have finally managed to 
> backup all my old coco tapes. I have a lot that were 
> distributed by Computer Hut in Queensland, Australia and I 
> haven't seen copies of them on the internet or even in the 
> old Tandy catalog.
> The only loss so far have been the tapes that I created from 
> typed in programs from the good old magazines.
> My disks seem to have suffered quite a lot from bit rot but I 
> managed to get most of what I wanted. The only exception is 
> of course Sands of Egypt as is copy protected, but I might 
> try the FD-501-drive-in-a-pc trick along with Anadisk. I 
> doubt it will work but it is my only hope of preserving it.
> Suggestions and encouragement is most welcome
> Stephen Blunt
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