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Andrew (R.S Admin) @ajroach42@retro.social

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@ajroach42 Apple II disk images:

.DO is DOS order, it's a raw sector dump but not in linear order
.PO is ProDOS order, a raw sector dump in linear order
.HDV is a variant of ProDOS order for hard drive images, that IIRC supports sparse sectors, but in practice is usually just .PO renamed
.2MG is a container format meant to be the grand unifying disk image format, usually in practice it's a .PO with a 64 byte header and optionally footers with comment and creator
.NIB and .WOZ are lower-level dumps of copy protected disk images

So, converting .2MGs... in practice, strip the first 64 bytes.

Also, CiderPress is arguably the best tool, although it's Windows-only, but it should run in WINE.

My goal is to just convert the more common 2mg images to po images, but the only tools I can find that'll read them on linux is AppleCommander, which won't convert.

I am having a lot of fun with my Apple IIc.

I am having a hard time finding tools to interact with disk images on Linux.

It looks like my floppy emu can only boot from *.po images. I dunno why, but it won't boot from 2mg images at all. (I haven't tried hdv images yet.)

I just updated the firmware, but that didn't make a difference.

It's all standard def. I'm aiming to do one episode per month. I have some footage already, but not much, because I keep getting disheartened by the editing process.

We'll collaborate via next cloud.

More details:
I've been working on putting together a peertube show about old technology.

My set-up is two cameras (1980s TV broadcast cameras), direct computer capture, occasional archival footage and clips.

Sound is mostly live, with occasional voice overs.

Each episode should clock in between five and twenty minutes. Each episode will have at least two and as many as four video sources.

I need someone to help turn that in to a show. Edit the clips together, make production decisions.

I'm looking to hire a video editor to help edit and produce my tech videos, since it feels like I'll never have the time to do that.

If you are or know someone, talk to me.

@ajroach42 It is amazing, both how sharp a good B&W CRT is, and how hard it is to photograph one to show how sharp it is...

Wow, I got a bunch of replies yesterday that I missed. Catching up!

The mirror still vibrates, driven by an unseen power. The room it was in, gone. The house that room was in, gone. But the mirror remains, beating out a noiseless rhythm, tempting those unfortunate enough to find it.

Okay, after some research I was able to boot to an HDD image and load games from binary and basic files.

I have too many files in my games directory, so I'll have to fix that at some point.

I was not able to get the pitch dark image to work, so that's a bummer. I'll have to dig around and see if I can figure out why.

I will say I am very impressed by how crisp and sharp the print is on this screen. I know this monitor has a reputation for being pretty good, and monochrome monitors are usually sharper than color monitors in general, but I was not prepared for how much of a difference it makes.

The picture hardly does it justice.

If you have managed to get the pitch-dark HDD image on archive.org to work in your apple iic using a floppyemu in HDD mode, lemme know.

I'm sure there's some trick or caveat I don't know about yet.

My joystick has the wrong connector on the end of it, so I have to figure out what to do about that.

I don't know much about apple II computers, but the internet exists. I'm sure there were two joystick standards and I just got the wrong one. I'm sure I could build an adapter.

In the meantime, I have a complete hhgg box, so I'll probably spend an hour replaying that tomorrow.