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2016-12-04 09:59
oziphantom

Registered: Oct 2014
Posts: 173
Disk Drive Tool

Are there any cmd line ( on windows ) tools that enable you to put data into sectors, or write files starting at a Track:Sector. OR a way to do it in c1541?

Ability to change the optimal interleave per file would be an added bonus.
2016-12-04 10:30
tlr

Registered: Sep 2003
Posts: 1162
Maybe this: cc1541?
2016-12-04 10:32
ChristopherJam

Registered: Aug 2004
Posts: 786
The python script I use to generate .d64s for my releases has those abilities internally, though they're not exposed as commandline parameters at the moment. It also starts with a blank .d64 rather than parsing an existing one.

I could clean it up a bit if nothing else is proposed, or you can grab the script as is if you're happy to make the changes yourself.

edit - tlr responded while I was writing my comment; but offer still stands of course :)
2016-12-04 11:04
oziphantom

Registered: Oct 2014
Posts: 173
cc1541 has interleave but no write sector ability.

ChristopherJam - blank d64 is fine ;)
2016-12-04 17:59
ChristopherJam

Registered: Aug 2004
Posts: 786
OK, I'll put a release together - probably tomorrow.

I'm guessing there may be more than one file with a requested starting track,sector?
2016-12-04 18:34
JackAsser

Registered: Jun 2002
Posts: 1294
Quote: cc1541 has interleave but no write sector ability.

ChristopherJam - blank d64 is fine ;)


As author of cc1541 I've never even considered that use case. :) Why do you need it? I'm curious!!

Also, the source code is available, it would be trivial to use it.

Nowadays I use the internal Booze-tools which has another disk-utility that's more tightly bundled with ByteBoozer and the Booze-loader. That tool doesn't have the functions you request either.
2016-12-05 05:02
oziphantom

Registered: Oct 2014
Posts: 173
1571/1581 128 Boot Sectors. They must start at Track 1 Sector 0 for the 128, the 1571/1581 USR autoload files also have a set position. All the "sectors" used above must not have the PRG load address so are full 256 byte sectors.

Also I'm making the disks dual System, so there is a C64 version and a C128 version on the disk. The C64 version is Krill loaded and should have the standard interleave, but the 1571 does better with a 6 interleave ( I think it is six, need to look it back up). The C128 just gives a much better loading experience, and if I can patch the game to work on the 128 its just better.

I've been trying to get things compiling, Exomizer has a couple of changes I would like to make, but they are GCC, and I've tried getting them to cross-compile on my Linux VM but they don't. Sometimes I can get them to work on VS ( tass64 for example is now VS2015 compatible ) but when they use the "normal" getOpts its a sign they need the whole thing. Or in case of Exomizer Bison etc
2016-12-05 09:00
ChristopherJam

Registered: Aug 2004
Posts: 786
Quoting JackAsser
As author of cc1541 I've never even considered that use case. :) Why do you need it? I'm curious!!


I've started placing the drive code for loaders into hardcoded block locations, then performing block-reads to load them into drive buffers.
2016-12-06 08:07
ChristopherJam

Registered: Aug 2004
Posts: 786
Release done.

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