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Arkady
September 7th, 2011, 07:09 AM
Hello,

I just found a WORKING Microsoft Flight Simulator v2.10A (DS DD 5"1/4). :cool:

The problem is that the floppy disc is a bit "noisy" to my taste. :eek:

So, which program i need to make a working backup of this jewel ?

other question : is there a software that can make an "image" of this protected disc (some like RAWRITE, WINIMAGE, etc...)

Thank you for your help.

Maverick1978
September 8th, 2011, 01:06 PM
Try Teledisk. (http://retro.icequake.net/dob/files/teledisk/)

DOS lives on!!
September 8th, 2011, 02:10 PM
WinImage will do just fine.

mbbrutman
September 8th, 2011, 02:17 PM
WinImage handles copy protected diskettes?

DOS lives on!!
September 8th, 2011, 02:18 PM
Couldn't you un-write protect the disks or is the disk protected by software means?

mbbrutman
September 8th, 2011, 02:36 PM
Write protection is not copy protection.

This diskette has copy protection, which is usually based on an error planted at a specific spot on the diskette that the software checks for. WinImage doesn't handle copy protected diskettes.

Druid6900
September 8th, 2011, 08:08 PM
Write protection is not copy protection.

This diskette has copy protection, which is usually based on an error planted at a specific spot on the diskette that the software checks for. WinImage doesn't handle copy protected diskettes.

What do you think, Mike? Anadisk?

Tor
September 9th, 2011, 01:24 AM
Kryoflux will probably handle that floppy. But then you'll need the Kryoflux device itself, of course.

-Tor

DOS lives on!!
September 9th, 2011, 03:31 AM
Look at this thread. I has something to do with copy protected game disks.

http://www.vintage-computer.com/vcforum/showthread.php?16334-PC-Floppy-Disk-Games-Copy-Protection

mbbrutman
September 9th, 2011, 04:45 AM
What do you think, Mike? Anadisk?

Teledisk (already suggested) should be able to do it.

CopyIIPC can make a backup. CopyWrit was another I vaguely remember. (CopyIIPC had a specific PCjr version because of the non-standard diskette controller.)

CopyIIPC with "SnatchIt" was the classic hacker way to make an image.

A Central Point Option Board can certainly do it - and from the same people who brought you CopyIIPC/CopyIIJr.


As always, test the copy to ensure the copy protection software worked ...

Arkady
September 12th, 2011, 10:34 PM
Thank you very much for your replies and your help.

I'll try different options and i'll come back with the results.

Thanks again to all.