Unable to convert specific SCP with HxC software

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Unable to convert specific SCP with HxC software

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I built up a Greaseweazle the other day, and the first disk I wanted to preserve was my original copy of Audio Sculpture v1.3.

I'm unable to convert this .SCP to either .IPF (resulting file 13KB in size) nor .STX (segfaults (!), resulting file starts to boot, but fails the copy protection). A friend who's a Windows user tried using Aufit to convert the same .SCP to .STX though and that boots fine.

Since I'm on Linux/macOS I'm of course hoping to be able to use native tools. disk-analyse by the GW author isn't able to produce a working .IPF either so I'm somewhat sure the issue is with the AS original copy protection/disk format.

The image can be found here (also includes the data disc, which isn't protected, and that converts to .STX fine): https://troed.ddns.net/f/84faf6ffdab24a77a984/

I've tried using both with the latest macOS HxC software download, as well as compiling from source for Linux. Same behavior with both.

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Troed

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Re: Unable to convert specific SCP with HxC software

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troed wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 2:32 pm
I built up a Greaseweazle the other day, and the first disk I wanted to preserve was my original copy of Audio Sculpture v1.3.

I'm unable to convert this .SCP to either .IPF (resulting file 13KB in size) nor .STX (segfaults (!), resulting file starts to boot, but fails the copy protection). A friend who's a Windows user tried using Aufit to convert the same .SCP to .STX though and that boots fine.

Since I'm on Linux/macOS I'm of course hoping to be able to use native tools. disk-analyse by the GW author isn't able to produce a working .IPF either so I'm somewhat sure the issue is with the AS original copy protection/disk format.

The image can be found here (also includes the data disc, which isn't protected, and that converts to .STX fine): https://troed.ddns.net/f/84faf6ffdab24a77a984/

I've tried using both with the latest macOS HxC software download, as well as compiling from source for Linux. Same behavior with both.

regards,
Troed
issue found and almost fixed. Can you send me the aufit converted stx ?

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Re: Unable to convert specific SCP with HxC software

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Awesome! Sure, here: https://troed.ddns.net/f/f7ecb0433c964b0abfb0/

The file without 'a' is the one from Aufit, the other stx was done on an ST with Pasti.

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Troed

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Re: Unable to convert specific SCP with HxC software

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troed wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 10:37 pm
Awesome! Sure, here: https://troed.ddns.net/f/f7ecb0433c964b0abfb0/

The file without 'a' is the one from Aufit, the other stx was done on an ST with Pasti.

regards,
Troed
Thanks. The crash is fixed but i am not sure if the current STX conversion will work : there is a bunch of protections on these disks.
Anyway i would recommend another file format if you to be sure to be to restore the disk for the real machine.

btw i think that there is an hole on the second disk :
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