Wanted: Microdisc System Disc

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Wanted: Microdisc System Disc

Post by Igotafro » Thu May 31, 2012 11:36 am

I got a working Microdisc, but I'm missing the system disc.
So, I want to buy a system disc, original or copy.

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Re: Wanted: Microdisc System Disc

Post by Dbug » Thu May 31, 2012 6:47 pm

If you can find some 3" disks (for example old Amstrad software), you can try this:
http://www.old-computers.com/magazine/view.asp?r=1&a=12

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Re: Wanted: Microdisc System Disc

Post by Igotafro » Thu May 31, 2012 9:45 pm

Thanks Dbug, I will try this. I got two Amstrad 6128's and a pack of empty disks, so that's no problem. I have no slave microdisc drive though, only a master, but I guess I could just disconnect the drive? I prefer to have the software on 3 inch disks so I can use the microdisc as it was meant to.

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Re: Wanted: Microdisc System Disc

Post by Dbug » Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:42 pm

You can also connect a 3.5" drive to the microdisc, and boot from it if you have the correct switches set :)
Basically you can cheat and get the 3.5" as A and the 3" as B, and format the 3" using the 3.5" as master disc.

The interest in doing that is that it's generally easier to find a 3.5" on a PC to use writedsk :)

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Re: Wanted: Microdisc System Disc

Post by Igotafro » Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:48 pm

It works! Connected a PC drive to the Oric and I've got Sedoric, 1337 and Space1999 to work so far.

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Re: Wanted: Microdisc System Disc

Post by Dbug » Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:11 pm

Igotafro wrote:It works! Connected a PC drive to the Oric and I've got Sedoric, 1337 and Space1999 to work so far.
Cool :)
The microdisc controller natively supports up to 4 drives of any type (3", 3.5", 5" and possibly 8" but these are hard to find I guess).

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Re: Wanted: Microdisc System Disc

Post by Chema » Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:59 pm

/me turns green of envy

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Re: Wanted: Microdisc System Disc

Post by ibisum » Thu Jun 07, 2012 11:14 am

So jealous! Post pictures! :)

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Re: Wanted: Microdisc System Disc

Post by Godzil » Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:44 pm

All of you want a microdisk?

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Re: Wanted: Microdisc System Disc

Post by Igotafro » Sat Jun 16, 2012 11:35 pm

I would buy another one if I could :)

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Re: Wanted: Microdisc System Disc

Post by kamelito » Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:57 pm

Not a microdisc but a Jasmin 2 and more...

http://www.leboncoin.fr/informatique/33 ... tm?ca=18_s

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Re: Wanted: Microdisc System Disc

Post by Igotafro » Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:40 am

Hm, what does "A prendre sur place" mean?

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Re: Wanted: Microdisc System Disc

Post by kamelito » Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:24 am

Igotafro wrote:Hm, what does "A prendre sur place" mean?
It means to pick up to the seller place.
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Re: Wanted: Microdisc System Disc

Post by Igotafro » Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:25 pm

Dbug wrote:You can also connect a 3.5" drive to the microdisc, and boot from it if you have the correct switches set :)
Basically you can cheat and get the 3.5" as A and the 3" as B, and format the 3" using the 3.5" as master disc.

The interest in doing that is that it's generally easier to find a 3.5" on a PC to use writedsk :)
Anyone know how to set the switches to set my 3" as B?

Edit: Nvm, I found it :) I set switch number 3 to on, and number 2 to off.

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Re: Wanted: Microdisc System Disc

Post by Igotafro » Tue Sep 18, 2012 1:38 pm

I booted sedoric on my 3.5" and tried to use "backup a to b" to copy the sedoric disk to a 3" disk, but it failes with a write error. For some reason backup writes to both sides and 80 tracks, I wonder if it has something to do with the double sided 3.5" drive. The MicroDisc is single-sided, right? I tried the "sector map" program on the 3.5" sedoric disk, which showed 2 sides and 42 tracks. When I used it on the 3" drive, it showed 2 sides and 82 tracks.

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