devries.bob at gmail.com
Wed Dec 23 02:25:39 EST 2009
Your message Subject: [Coco] RiBB2.02s.arc
You triggered a memory..... I did a search of my emulator DSK files, and
found a file Ribb202s.arc. It's $41500 bytes long. Sadly, I haven't yet
found the arc programme to see what's inside the archive. However, I seem to
remember that it's an archive of the ancillary files of Ribbs, rather than
the main runtime programmes.
Regards, Bob Devries
Besides a mathematical inclination, an exceptionally good mastery of one's
native tongue is the most vital asset of a competent programmer.
Edsger W.Dijkstra, 18 June 1975
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene Heskett" <gene.heskett at verizon.net>
To: "'CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts'" <coco at maltedmedia.com>
Sent: Wednesday, December 23, 2009 5:56 PM
Subject: [Coco] RiBB2.02s.arc
> That is the name of a disk I came across today, and it went ding that
> in the last month or so had asked about it, and had not to my knowledge
> received an affirmative reply.
> Next, since its on what appears to be a 720k 5.25" disk, and I seem to be
> having dmode CRS, or possibly I need to clean & lube the drive, but I
> read it past about $F00 even with ded. I suspect the head slider rails
> goobered up with 15 year old wd-40 or ??
> I may play with it some more tomorrow and see if I can read it out to an
> image of some sort, or just copy the whole file, which appears to be a bit
> over 200k. If I can do that, I'll move it to someplace where it can be
> grabbed from my web page. In the meantime, whoever was asking, wave a
> In the meantime, how do I unpack an .arc file?, that's a new one to me.
> Cheers, Gene
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