Converting ADF images to floppy disk

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Converting ADF images to floppy disk

Postby Pietro » Sat Nov 12, 2022 6:44 pm

Hello everyone,
I've just downloaded the KO2 CV v1.32 used in the last World Cup 2022 Athens.
As adf image, I can use it with emulator (WinUAE) but...I would like to convert it to a Amiga floppy disk in order to play the game directly on my A500. I know there's a method to convert an .adf image to a floppy disk. I found a tutorial much time ago but I lost it too :lol: ...and now I don't remember anything. Do you know the magic ?
Any comments (or links to any tutorials) will be greatly appreciated. Thanks !

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Re: Converting ADF images to floppy disk

Postby Steve Camber » Sat Nov 12, 2022 7:35 pm

For the last 20 years I've used something like this:

https://www.micomputer.es/en/pcmcia-kit ... -1200.html

But I expect there are other, newer solutions to consider and if you only have an a500 available that reduces your options.
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Re: Converting ADF images to floppy disk

Postby Pietro » Sat Nov 12, 2022 8:00 pm

Thanks for the infos.
I just own an A500 1Mb RAM so the PCMCIA solution does not work for me but, on the same website, I've found this link:
https://www.micomputer.es/en/amiga-os-w ... -4000.html

it looks like to be the solution of the problem...
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Re: Converting ADF images to floppy disk

Postby Torchiador » Sun Nov 13, 2022 6:03 am

Pietro wrote:Thanks for the infos.
I just own an A500 1Mb RAM so the PCMCIA solution does not work for me but, on the same website, I've found this link:
https://www.micomputer.es/en/amiga-os-w ... -4000.html

it looks like to be the solution of the problem...
thanks mate !


Hi Pietro, I see you live in Trieste, if you need I can send a disk to you, if you like.
just let me know.
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Re: Converting ADF images to floppy disk

Postby Pietro » Sun Nov 13, 2022 10:06 am

Torchiador wrote:Hi Pietro, I see you live in Trieste, if you need I can send a disk to you, if you like.
just let me know.
cheers


Hello Gianni (congratulations for the World Cup),
yes, I live in Trieste, you're very kind but I want to solve this by myself because, probably, I think I'll need to convert some other ADF images to floppy disk and I cannot ask people to help me every time.
it looks like there are other several methods than the PCMCIA solution used for Amiga 600/1200: one uses the Gotek hardware, another uses a null-modem cable to connect an Amiga to a PC with Amiga Explorer software (by Cloanto). moreover, there's the method provided on the website pointed out by Steve.
I've to go deep into all of this (luckily I've the time to do this now), I'm out of business from long time and I need time to recall everything from the past. if I solve this, I'll publish a tutorial for those who have the same problem with A500.

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Re: Converting ADF images to floppy disk

Postby Torchiador » Sun Nov 13, 2022 10:03 pm

Thanks!
You are welcome! good luck with that task, not easy.
Several years ago, before to have an A1200 I remember I used such kind of tutorial to connect amiga and pc via serial then I was able to send adf to amiga and write directly on amiga floppy.
Now days I use the powerful tool known: the kryoflux: it is an usb controller interface that allow you to connect amiga drive directly to PC. it is so strong that it is able to even copy amiga protected floppy. and this is just a part of what this controller can do.
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Re: Converting ADF images to floppy disk

Postby Pietro » Mon Nov 14, 2022 10:22 am

Torchiador wrote:Now days I use the powerful tool known: the kryoflux: it is an usb controller interface that allow you to connect amiga drive directly to PC. it is so strong that it is able to even copy amiga protected floppy. and this is just a part of what this controller can do.

https://kryoflux.com

a very interesting piece of hardware, website deserves a good reading.
too advanced for me at the moment.
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Re: Converting ADF images to floppy disk

Postby Ely » Wed Nov 16, 2022 5:34 pm

Pietro wrote:
Torchiador wrote:Now days I use the powerful tool known: the kryoflux: it is an usb controller interface that allow you to connect amiga drive directly to PC. it is so strong that it is able to even copy amiga protected floppy. and this is just a part of what this controller can do.

https://kryoflux.com

a very interesting piece of hardware, website deserves a good reading.
too advanced for me at the moment.

A Greaseweazle is very similar and much cheaper.
https://github.com/keirf/greaseweazle
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Re: Converting ADF images to floppy disk

Postby Danny D » Thu Nov 17, 2022 4:08 pm

Arduino Amiga Floppy Disk Reader/Writer aka DrawBridge
https://amiga.robsmithdev.co.uk/

usb floppy drive +Drawbridge ( £25.00 (GBP) + shipping.)
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