Fdrawcmd no good in win 98

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Fdrawcmd no good in win 98

Post by Mikorians » Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:57 am

I have an old win 98 machine with 5.25" drive, went to install 'compatible' hxcfloppyemulator, and it doesn't recognize that I even HAVE a floppy drive to make an image from.
Tried to install fdrawcmd and guess what? Win 2000 req'd!
I have limited time for accessing this system.

I also use 2floppy .FLP format which it won't read either.

It says it will create images, but I bet they aren't BOOTABLE images.

So what now?

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Re: Fdrawcmd no good in win 98

Post by Jeff » Tue Jun 24, 2014 2:06 pm

Hi,

In this case just use ImageDisk under MS DOS to generate IMD files:

http://www.classiccmp.org/dunfield/img/index.htm

This software works very well.
Once you got the IMD files, just convert them with the hxc software on any machine.

BTW what is these .FLP file format ? can you provide me the files ?

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Re: Fdrawcmd no good in win 98

Post by Mikorians » Tue Jun 24, 2014 6:05 pm

2floppy was a disk image making program for DOS put out by PC Magazine.
It is a raw-type format that supports 5-1/4" 360K to 3-1/2" 1.44MB disks
It reads and writes track by track.
2file is the program that makes the .flp image file.
It was considered the best image maker for DOS circa 1991.
CPM enthusiasts swear by it!
Perhaps it supports older 5.25" formats then...
I will provide programs and sample image files.

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Re: Fdrawcmd no good in win 98

Post by Jeff » Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:13 pm

If this is a raw image file, just use the raw loader of the hxc software with the right parameters.

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Re: Fdrawcmd no good in win 98

Post by Mikorians » Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:16 pm

Yeah, it had a 13 byte header (at least on a 360k image)
I chopped it off and it is in fact a raw binary image.
So how do I now examine the directory structure of an image file
to see if it's valid?

Edit: Never mind, I found it, looks good!
So now I will purchase in a few days!
Do you still need .flp file example, knowing this?

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Re: Fdrawcmd no good in win 98

Post by Mikorians » Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:29 pm

Here was the header:
$50 43 4D 00 00 02 00 28 00 09 00 00 02

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Re: Fdrawcmd no good in win 98

Post by Jeff » Thu Jun 26, 2014 6:31 am

Mikorians wrote:Here was the header:
$50 43 4D 00 00 02 00 28 00 09 00 00 02
please send me some of these files.

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Re: Fdrawcmd no good in win 98

Post by Mikorians » Thu Jun 26, 2014 6:47 am

I'll post them by tomorrow afternoon.
I'll include a 1.44mb image also.

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Re: Fdrawcmd no good in win 98

Post by Mikorians » Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:08 pm

How unfortunate that your board limits your uploads to 256k.
1.2MB header "50434D0100020050000F000002"
1.44MB header "50434D00000200500012000002"
720K header "50434D00000200500009000002"
Attachments
2Floppy.zip
2floppy application and .FLP sample image files.
(195.33 KiB) Downloaded 423 times

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Re: Fdrawcmd no good in win 98

Post by Jeff » Fri Jun 27, 2014 7:59 am

Mikorians wrote:How unfortunate that your board limits your uploads to 256k.
1.2MB header "50434D0100020050000F000002"
1.44MB header "50434D00000200500012000002"
720K header "50434D00000200500009000002"
i have also some email address...

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Re: Fdrawcmd no good in win 98

Post by Mikorians » Fri Jun 27, 2014 7:11 pm

Ok, that's right!
I will mail the rest tomorrow.

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Re: Fdrawcmd no good in win 98

Post by Mikorians » Sat Jun 28, 2014 8:09 pm

Ok, I mailed the zip file to the main hxc2001 mailbox.

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Re: Fdrawcmd no good in win 98

Post by Jeff » Sun Jun 29, 2014 10:05 pm

Mikorians wrote:Ok, I mailed the zip file to the main hxc2001 mailbox.
received. a new beta version will be released this week.

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Re: Fdrawcmd no good in win 98

Post by Mikorians » Thu Jul 10, 2014 7:31 pm

The drive arrived today.
Even if it gives me trouble (I doubt it)
Gotta say it:
What a nice looking piece of workmanship!
I will install it today!

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Re: Fdrawcmd no good in win 98

Post by Mikorians » Thu Jul 10, 2014 9:30 pm

Yep. A little fiddling and up she come!
I think I've got it set for two drives now also.
This helps a lot when you've only got 360K!

No troubles. This old PC lives again!

Purpose: Restoration project, running REAL old DOS games
And windows 3.0. Nostalgia.

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