Creating Real TO8 Floppy Disks

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Creating Real TO8 Floppy Disks

Message par StarshipUK » 17 mai 2014 18:53

Apologies for posting English. I am looking for some help and advise again please.

My Thomson TO8 has been repaired by my friend and is now working correctly again. I also have the official 3.5" disk drive for the TO8 but only one disk containing games, which came with the TO8 when I purchased it.

I would like to create some more games floppy disks but am not sure how to do this.

I have downloaded DCFDUTIL and TO8 software from: http://dcmoto.free.fr/emulateur/index.html

I have chosen a disk and Exporter and Executer la fonction which has allowed me to extract the contents of the disk to my hard drive.

How do I copy the files using my PC to a disk so they can be used on the TO8? Is there a special tool to format the disks so they can be read on a TO8?

I have also tried to read the TO8 floppy disk I have got which is a DD disk using my PC and USB Floppy Disk Drive but it was unable to read the disk.

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Message par Daniel » 17 mai 2014 20:11

The best software to read or write a Thomson floppy disk on a PC is Omniflop driver with Windows XP or later (32 or 64 bits). Omniflop can format, read and write Thomson 3"1/2 floppies, single sided (320 KB) or double sided (640 KB). http://www.shlock.co.uk/Utils/OmniFlop/OmniFlop.htm

However, Omniflop needs a built-in floppy controller and drive. An USB external floppy drive cannot read or write anything else but Microsoft formated disks. With an USB drive, the easy way to transfer a disk image from PC to Thomson (and the other direction) is dctransferts : http://dcmoto.free.fr/programmes/dctran ... index.html

Another way is to use a serial link with CC90 : http://www.pulsdemos.com/cc90.html
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Message par gilles » 18 mai 2014 06:27

You can also transfer disks from an amiga with this tool http://aminet.net/package/disk/misc/ToDisk

There are 2 main disk image format for thomson
_ .fd or .raw : a raw image of the disk.
_ .sap : a thomson specific and old image format (that preserve some of the protections). ToDisk and sap2 can transfer back to a real disk but without preserving protection (so your transfer may fail if you start with an sap file).

There is a third image disk format used both by HxC emulator, Teo emulator (1.8.2+) and latest CC90. The .hfe format.

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Re: Creating Real TO8 Floppy Disks

Message par StarshipUK » 20 juil. 2014 22:40

Thank you for your help. I have a PC with Omniflop which has worked.

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Re: Creating Real TO8 Floppy Disks

Message par StarshipUK » 12 août 2014 03:49

Please can anyone recommend any games that would be good to play on the TO8 at gaming events in England, where people can only speak English.

I have checked every TO8 game and looked at every screen shot and think the following games should be playable:

20000 avant J.C.
4 Stars Compilation
Air Attack
Alienator
Androïdes + Editeur
Aquanaute
Arcade Hits IV
Astérix et la Potion Magique
Atomik
Avenger
Bactron
Balthazar
Beach Head
Bivouac
Blue Star
Bob Morane Jungle 1
Bob Morane Science Fiction 1
Bob Winner
Bobo
Breaker
Carre d'As
Chicago 90
Classiques Volume 1
Cobra
Coffret Cadeau
Compilation Krakout - Beach Head
Crazy Cars
Dakar 4x4
Dom Camillo
Duel 2000
Enduro Racer
Entropie
Fantôme City
Flash Point
Flipper
Football
Formule 1
Fox
Game Over
Garden Party
Glouton Titus
Golden 7
Grand Prix 500cc
Green Beret
Iznogoud
Jeux TO7 adaptés pour TO8 et TO9
Jeux TO9 : Carte du Ciel - Super Tennis
Jeux TO9 : Numéro 10 - Beach Head
Jump for survival
Jungle Hero
Karaté
Kung Fou
La Mine aux Diamants
La Nuit des Templiers
Le 5ème Axe
Le Crépuscule du Naja
Le Grand Saut
Le Maléfice des Atlantes
Le Mystère de l'Ile Perdue
Le Talisman d'Osiris
Le Temple de Quauhtli
Lemmings
Les "Hits" de Gremlin
Les "Hits" d'Océan
Les Atheletes
Les Cavernes de Thénébé
Les Chevaliers
Les Dieux de la Glisse
Les Dieux de la Mer
Les Dieux du Stade
Les Dieux du Stade 2
Les Futuristes
les-heros
Lorann
Macadam Bumper
Mach 3
Malette de Jeu Thomson
Mégasofts
Mégawatt
Menace sur l'Arctique
Météo-7
MGT
Minotaure 3D
Mission
Numéro 10
OK Cowboy
Pack Succès
Packs Coktel Vision
Peter Pan
Pock
Pour 20 millions de dollars
Prohibition
Road Killer
Rotorwar
Runway II
Saphir + Editeur
Simulation Hits
Sokoban
Sorcery
Sortilèges
Space Game
Space Racer
Space Tunnel
Speedway
Spindizzy
Sports d'Eté
Stone Zone
Super Androïdes
Super Flippard
Super Ski
T.N.T.
Tetris JB
Tetris YR
The Greatest Collection
The Way of the Tiger
Top Arcade
Traitement Bzzz
Triple Seven
Turbo Cup
Vampir Action
Vampire
Wizball
X-Ray

Can anyone please recommend any games from that list or any others I have missed.

I only have 40 Double Sided floppy disks so I can not have all 123 games I have listed (I know some of the games are on Compilation Disks which allows several games on one disk).

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Re: Creating Real TO8 Floppy Disks

Message par Daniel » 12 août 2014 08:44

You should try SDMOTO with CS91-281 controller. http://dcmoto.free.fr/bricolage/index.html
With these devices, the TO8 can access disk images stored on an SD memory card (about 15000 Thomson disk images on a 32GB card).
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Message par DataPro » 12 août 2014 13:13

Turbo Cup is a good race game.
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Re: Creating Real TO8 Floppy Disks

Message par gilles » 12 août 2014 14:39

My short list:

sortileges
5ieme axe
Androides
TNT
Vampire
Sorcery
Turbo cup
mach 3
Prohibition
Enduro racer
Numero 10
Karate
L'aigle d'or
Lemmings
MGT
Saphir

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Re: Creating Real TO8 Floppy Disks

Message par StarshipUK » 12 août 2014 22:52

Daniel a écrit :You should try SDMOTO with CS91-281 controller. http://dcmoto.free.fr/bricolage/index.html
With these devices, the TO8 can access disk images stored on an SD memory card (about 15000 Thomson disk images on a 32GB card).
I would love one of these. Unfortunately I do not own a CS91-281 (or CS91-280?) and not all sellers on EBay will ship from France to England. I have also mentioned before I do not have good enough technical skills to create this card. If someone was to make one and sell it pre-made I would buy it from them.

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