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digress
May 19th, 2017, 08:05 PM
ok, so if this is inappropriate please say so but the software is 34-35 years old now and I really think it's time it was cracked for archival purposes and emulation use. I'm afraid the disks are going to go bad any day now. surprised they still work.

so they games I have which are all original require the original keydisk inserted before the game/program will run. I found you could occasionally use another disk as the keydisk as it was checking for bad sectors I assume.

anyways i have dumped images on my site of them. If someone with some knowledge of cracking wanted to help. There is a sanyo emulator that partially works under mess that can run the images.

http://eriscreations.com/index.php/sanyo-mbc-550-vintage-computer-fan-site/sanyo-disk-images/

time bandit
thunder chief
mud pies
major motion

SomeGuy
May 19th, 2017, 08:28 PM
You only dumped them with Teledisk? For full preservation you should dump them with a Kryoflux or SuperCard Pro, or send the disks to someone who can archive them (and possibly create functional backups) for you. These tools can archive almost all protection methods, and emulators have popped up that can even deal with crazy stuff like laser hole protection.

The mbc 550 isn't fully IBM compatible, but for IBM PC titles, the PCE emulator can run many heavily protected titles "as is".

digress
May 20th, 2017, 01:08 PM
Thanks. I heard of the kryoflux but not the supercard pro. I think I might pick up one of them and see if that will do the trick.



You only dumped them with Teledisk? For full preservation you should dump them with a Kryoflux or SuperCard Pro, or send the disks to someone who can archive them (and possibly create functional backups) for you. These tools can archive almost all protection methods, and emulators have popped up that can even deal with crazy stuff like laser hole protection.

The mbc 550 isn't fully IBM compatible, but for IBM PC titles, the PCE emulator can run many heavily protected titles "as is".