[Coco] Vcc and real floppy disks
robert.gault at worldnet.att.net
Thu Sep 25 07:57:24 EDT 2008
Joe F wrote:
> Just thought I'd let everyone know that I finally got an XP machine with a
> real 5.25'' 360K drive set up and am planning to improve floppy support. So
> if anyone has/ is having problems with real floppy disks under Vcc now would
> be the time to let me know. On that note is there anywhere I can look that
> would describe the types of copy protection that where used back then? for
> example Iron forest had one track that didn't really have a format but did
> contain data that the program would read and verify somehow.
> BTW I'm still trying to collect MM1 info/ thanks to everyone thats pointed
> me in the right direction so far.
The main problem with VCC and real floppy disks is the inability to
select the front or back side (ie change heads) when a disk has been
used on the Coco as two singles rather than a double. While this may be
a function of fdrawcmd.sys rather than VCC it is annoying.
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