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Author:  winnt32 [ Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:13 am ]
Post subject:  Massive archive of 300+ disks

On the Windows 3.00 debug version post, there was links to this site: http://actapricot.org/disks/xxxxx.dsk. There's over 300 disk images there. But I apparently can only access it with a browser, because it apparently needs a password?

Anyway, we might have to download it one-by-one

Author:  winnt32 [ Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:14 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Massive archive of 300+ disks

the link to the 300+ disks is here
http://actapricot.org/disks/

Author:  RubyTuesday [ Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:18 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Massive archive of 300+ disks

just use one of the download managers for browsers. I use Down Them All for Firefox, and it lets you download all the links on a page.

Author:  mrpijey [ Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:30 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Massive archive of 300+ disks

Well someone will have to go through these and identify them all.

Author:  winnt32 [ Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:42 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Massive archive of 300+ disks

I've downloaded them, and the .zip files have the contents of the .dsk files.

Author:  winnt32 [ Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:45 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Massive archive of 300+ disks

apr00187.zip has three files:

COMMAND.COM
IO.SYS
MSDOS.SYS, they are dated July 24, 1987, or in the case of IO.SYS, February 2, 1989.

Author:  winnt32 [ Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:45 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Massive archive of 300+ disks

Some of them are corrupted though.

Author:  winnt32 [ Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:58 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Massive archive of 300+ disks

Some of the disk purposes are listed on two .html files i downloaded

Author:  winnt32 [ Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:01 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Massive archive of 300+ disks

apr00112.zip:
apricot SOFTWARE (15-8-90) BETA REL ONLY Apricot Super VGA Drivers 1024 * 768 * 16 640 * 480 * 256 +ACAD, WINDOWS, etc BETA 1 3.5" HD

Beta versions of drivers?

Author:  mrpijey [ Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:04 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Massive archive of 300+ disks

Yes, why not? Drivers are software as well and often released as beta, even today.

Author:  winnt32 [ Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:06 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Massive archive of 300+ disks

can i upload it?

Author:  mrpijey [ Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:08 pm ]
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Why? We don't carry drivers, and everyone already has access to it through this thread.

Author:  winnt32 [ Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:12 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Massive archive of 300+ disks

ok dam i didnt see the post and reposted the thread :/ There's more where that came from anyway, like versions of DOS for the Apricot. And server bootdisks (?)
Also, versions of Concurrent CP/M.

Author:  jimmsta [ Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:53 pm ]
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There's an index of all the disks here: http://actapricot.org/disks/aprididx.htm

Author:  Andorria [ Mon May 01, 2017 8:34 am ]
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I've made a mirror available here in case the files are not available ;)
https://mega.nz/#F!ih4GCJiQ!h93__JMCpoFIrohIWKKDlQ

Some files were not downloadable thought, because their size is null (ex : apr00262.zip 0 K), but their equivalent *.dsk are here.

Author:  tarlabnor [ Tue May 02, 2017 2:50 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Massive archive of 300+ disks

Is there any tips on how to extract files from apricot .dsk images properly ?

Dsktrans from Libdsk can convert apridisk to raw, but it's still impossible to read files from such converted image.

Author:  Overdoze [ Tue May 02, 2017 3:32 pm ]
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tarlabnor wrote:
Is there any tips on how to extract files from apricot .dsk images properly ?

Dsktrans from Libdsk can convert apridisk to raw, but it's still impossible to read files from such converted image.


That would be because the Apricot used a 3.5'' floppy drive with 315k or 720k formated floppies, which probably use a proprietary FAT format.

Author:  John Elliott [ Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:58 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Massive archive of 300+ disks

tarlabnor wrote:
Is there any tips on how to extract files from apricot .dsk images properly ?

Dsktrans from Libdsk can convert apridisk to raw, but it's still impossible to read files from such converted image.


When you're using dsktrans include the -pcdos option to convert the boot sector from Apricot to PCDOS format; once you've done that you should be able to get at the contents with mtools or winimage.

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