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2016-12-09 17:57

Registered: Feb 2009
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D81 write to disc

Sorry If it's lame but I still can not figure this out after trying many ideas.
How can I write a .d81 disk image to 3,5'' disc (1581)? Is there a tool for this?
I have U1541 and .d81 image on a SD card. How to...?
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2016-12-09 21:03

Registered: Apr 2008
Posts: 32
Here's another Windows-based option that utilizes PC's own floppy drive by installing custom driver for it, used this myself for years with success.

2016-12-09 23:18

Registered: Sep 2003
Posts: 383
It's possible to use my d81 writer plugin if the 1541U-II is up(down)dated to emulate an IDEDOS cartridge.

Not straight forward, but doable.
2016-12-09 23:22

Registered: Mar 2003
Posts: 1338
...and again this is not exactly what you asked for, but at least it is a different kind of option:

Warpcopy06 D81 [bugfixed]


MMC64 D81 writer

Maybe one of those caused the dream you had?
2016-12-10 16:30

Registered: Dec 2001
Posts: 913
Zipped or gzipped d81 images can be written with:

2016-12-11 17:18

Registered: Feb 2009
Posts: 201
all programs look promising and probable they are what I'm looking for but:
Iec drive emulation under ultimate 1541 probably causes issues (thats my guess).
I have the .d81 image on device #10 which is software iec device emulated by ultimate 1541.
when I run gunzip ant it asks for input file form device #10 and #8 as target 1581 device I get an error on reading this file (31.Syntax error)

I think I'm close to the solution but probably the gunzip tool can't talk to software iec drive or ultimate emulates the tool badly.

anyone here copying d81 images to the physical discs using ultimate-1541 card?
2016-12-11 17:39

Registered: Sep 2003
Posts: 53
Currently Ultimate IEC doesnt support all commands that are needed for using theese Tools.

afaik theese tools use byte read, which is currently not working and due that you get the syntax error from ultimate iec.
2016-12-11 20:52

Registered: Feb 2009
Posts: 201
so if I use, say SD2IEC it will work? I don't have one so I can't use it now. so just asking.
2016-12-11 23:36

Registered: Sep 2003
Posts: 53
I needed to test myself as i wasn`t in the need of this before.

Since you have a standard d81 and dont own a mmc all the tools listed before are not suiting your needs at all.

So i checked some other Tools available.

CBM-Command Version 2.3

will successfully write a d81 from sd2iec within 17 Minutes on a Jiffydos equipped 1581.

but still no Ultimate IEC support.
2016-12-12 10:36

Registered: Feb 2009
Posts: 201
yeah. I've found this CBM Command tool mentioned in some forum thread and tested it yesterday. but no luck. Same problem - Cant read dir of IEC #10 device.
I was able to read the main dir of IEC #10 device once or twice but it didn't displayed (found) the .d81 images on the main root catalog. only subdirs.
2017-03-02 13:48

Registered: Feb 2009
Posts: 201
OK Finally I've made it. I had to buy SD2Iec but hey - it works.

I used CBM-Command - great tool BTW.
on normal (no JiffyDoc) 1581 it took over 1hr, but hey... I have now a 3'5 version of CP/M ;)
it was also small interesting research project for me - great fun anyway during these days.
I Will probably blog about it. Will let you know then.
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