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Short:Oric tape to disk
Author:Fabrice Frances
Uploader:polluks+aminet sdf org (Stefan Haubenthal)
Type:misc/emu
Version:2.1
Architecture:ppc-morphos; m68k-amigaos
Date:2024-03-24
Download:http://aminet.net/misc/emu/tap2dsk.lha - View contents
Readme:http://aminet.net/misc/emu/tap2dsk.readme
Downloads:166

Tape to disk V2.1 README :

This is a PC tool that builds a Sedoric3 master disk image (.dsk) from the
files found in zero or more Oric tape images (.tap). The program is
provided in both binary forms for DOS/Windows users, and in source form for
unix/mac/other users. Beware that the disk image uses the obsolete Oric
disk image format, not the one that is currently used by Euphoric. This
means that you need to further convert the disk image to the new format,
using the old2mfm tool.

Examples of use:

	tap2dsk newdisk.dsk
	old2mfm newdisk.dsk

	=> this builds an empty master Sedoric disk image

	tap2dsk krillys.tap krillys.dsk
	old2mfm krillys.dsk

	=> this takes all the files in krillys.tap and stores them in a bootable
Sedoric disk

	tap2dsk *.tap bigdisk.dsk
	old2mfm bigdisk.dsk

	=> this takes all the files in all tape images and stores them in a bootable
Sedoric disk

Options:
-i<inist> sets the init string of the disk (Basic commands executed at boot
time)
-n<label> sets the label string of the disk (disk name as shown by the dir
command)

Example:

	tap2dsk -i"PAPER3:INK4:DIR" -n"YELLOW EMPTY DISK" newdisk.dsk

	=> this builds a master Sedoric disk image that shows its empty content at boot
time

Some remarks:
- the size of the disk image is made as small as possible. As a minimum, it
  will be 21 tracks, single sided (this allows faster writing to real
  floppies with writedsk). When the tape image contains a lot of data, the
  disk image extends to up to 80 tracks. It always has 17 sectors per track,
  and it is always single sided. Minimal space is wasted in only 3 sectors
  (system sector, bitmap sector and directory sector) instead of 16 in a
  usual slave disk. This means that the smallest disk image (21 tracks) still
  offers 88.5 KB free. More directory sectors are allocated when needed.
- a tape image may contain several files, this program will converts all of
  them into the disk image, provided they are in standard tape format.
- the name of the files inside the disk images are extracted from the tape
  image, but as an Oric program name might be as long as 17 characters, it is
  truncated to 9 characters. Every non-alphanumeric character is removed
  (non-alphanumeric characters aren't allowed with Sedoric). Beware, tap2dsk
  does not provide name-collision detection, so it may generate a disk
  containing two files with the same name.
- Also, an Oric program on tape might have a zero-length name. In this
  case, tap2dsk generates a unique name such as NONAME001.

Enjoy,

Fabrice


Contents of misc/emu/tap2dsk.lha
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[generic]                 1156    2518  45.9% -lh5- cb6a Mar 23 20:19 tap2dsk/README.txt
[generic]                27264  129989  21.0% -lh5- ecac Mar 23 20:20 tap2dsk/sedoric3.h
[generic]                23142   37472  61.8% -lh5- f2b6 Mar 23 20:30 tap2dsk/tap2dsk
[generic]                 2625    7590  34.6% -lh5- f45b Mar 23 20:19 tap2dsk/tap2dsk.c
[generic]                25505   39260  65.0% -lh5- 6442 Mar 23 20:41 tap2dsk/tap2dsk.68k
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 Total         5 files   79692  216829  36.8%            Mar 25 02:09

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