File2VDK anyone?

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Ah, well then this could be done with a simple batch/shell command.

For Windows .bat, I believe this should do it:

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copy /b /y header.bin+%1 %1.vdk > nul
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cat header.bin $1 > $1.vdk
header.bin is attached.

However, there's one problem: It seems file2dsk spits out 35 track images, but VDKs are 40 tracks?
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As a side note, if you're using Pere's DOS Extender or Tormod's DWLOAD ROM you can use the DLOAD / DWLOAD command to load and run .BIN and .BAS files directly on your Dragon without the need to go through a VDK file.
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Hi,
file2dsk is a program to create CoCo discs 35 tracks instead of 40.
I think it would be better to use Rolf Michelsen's program DragonTools
You will just need a clean disc to begin with.

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If I understand correctly DragonTools is Windows only though. So it's no use to me.
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Had a play with Rolf's Dragon Tools. Works great! :)

If you could drag files onto it, it'd be amazing! :lol:
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Bosco wrote:Had a play with Rolf's Dragon Tools. Works great! :)

If you could drag files onto it, it'd be amazing! :lol:
I'm planning to fix that this weekend. Hope to get some time for recreational programming then :-)

-- Rolf
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I'm planning to fix that this weekend. Hope to get some time for recreational programming then
That would be awesome! :D
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Finally got some time to put together a File2VDK utility based on the DragonTools project. I'm attaching a pre-release to this post. Simply run file2vdk.exe with the files you want stored on a new VDK diskette as command line arguments. The VDK disk image will take it's name from the first filename. A proper release with a bit more error handling will arrive someday... Let me know if you have questions.

-- Rolf

Edit: This program doesn't support dragging files onto it. Will be fixed shortly...
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Hi Rolf.

Just been playing with File2VDK (from the command line). Appears to work perfectly however when I try to load a binary into XRoar (RUN"<name>.BIN") from the generated vdk I get an `?FM ERROR'.

The bin I'm testing with was output from LWASM in DECB binary format.
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Bosco, unless Fil2VDK translates DECB binaries into Dragon DOS binaries, this won't work because the RUN command is a Dragon DOS command that will load and run only a file in Dragon DOS format.

Anyway, you are well aware that XRoar can load a DECB binary straight into memory without using DOS and disk images, right?
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