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Re: Printer Problems

About the Panasonic one: It sounds like a defective cable to me. Check this things: - Most printers have an internal test page, so print it. It should be triggered by powering the printer while a key is held (i.e.: Power + Line Feed), refer to your manual. If that page is fine, the trouble is …

Re: USB Floppy

Thanks ! My Dell ones are Labeled "Dell UF0002" with HW ID: USBSTOR\SFloppyNEC_____USB_UF000x______1.50 and NEC_____USB_UF000x______1 and it cannot read any 720k. What exact Hardware ID shows up under Device Manager for yours ? USBSTOR\SFloppyNEC_____USB_UF000x______1.60 USBSTOR\NEC_____USB_UF000x …

Re: Technological critique

in Milliways
Even cheap desktop speakers sound good now. Even cheap desktop speakers sound better than LCD ones. I have some cheap Logitech speakers, and although they sound way better than any display mounted ones they still sound worse than my (cheap, about 120€) radio/cd player combo. Surely, they're good …

Re: USB Floppy

I also have the same NEC UF0002 (same part number and code). It reads fine 720Kb floppies, although I haven't tried to write them. I wonder why nobody made a USB to floppy converter... all USB floppies I've found have the USB part embedded into the floppy board.

Re: USB Floppy

Keep on mind that floppy drives were slow, and although some USB disk drives offer some kind of "acceleration" you won't get anything remotely near "pendrive speed". I guess the differences between brands are durability and the ability to read/write 720k disks. On the other side, the worst part is …

Re: OLD NOT NEW List of Free Games

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Blizzard recently released the Arcade Collection with The Lost Vikings , Blackthorne and Rock'n'Roll Racing , so I guess those old freebie versions were removed for a reason and are no longer valid. Thanks, I was thinking that my computer was playing tricks on me. I was discussing this with a …

Re: Retro confessions. What are yours?

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I must confess that I miss the forest killing manuals that came with games and, most important, computers. Look at the manual that came with an Amstrad PC1512 (but I remember that it came with more than one manual)... https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7a/Amstrad_PC-1512_-_Retrosystems …

Re: Which software to preserve CDs?

ImgBurn to turn them into .iso files and everything is fine. No need to use other stupid formats that you need like 4 different programmes to convert over and over to get a format that you can easily use on Windows / DOSBox / etc. In some alternate reality, all CD-ROMs are made strictly following …

Re: Which software to preserve CDs?

I've dumped a test CD in MDF/MDS to check some programs, and the results are... - Daemon Tools: My computer had an old version (5.x) and could not make a proper image. It stopped after encountering the first error, and I couldn't find any option to skip errors. I don't if it would work with later …

Re: Which software to preserve CDs?

So I guess I'm stuck with mdf/mds. I'll try to dump the same (protected) disc with CDBurnerXP, Daemon Tools and Alcohol 52% FE to check if there are differences between dumps... if I'm able to find a program that can parse MDF/MDS and dump the information about disc layout and wrong sectors. I know …

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