Bug reports, suggestions
Always ask here.  I do not frequent EAB.

I do not use Linux, so I am not able to open your archive file.  Please make it a zip or .7zip file. I managed to get the archive file open.  You definitely have a drive problem.  Every disk image shows that the drive speed is changing at the same spindle location.  It could also be that every single disk is severely dirty, although I would think that this is either a power problem or a motor problem.  The disks should be very quiet while spinning.  If the disks were dirty, there would be an exceptionally loud "wooosh wooosh wooosh" sound.

Bug1: This does not exist with my setup, so this is likely due to a disk image.  I always do exactly as you described and look at each track in the image file this way to see if the disk is dirty or bad.  What .scp image file are you using that exhibits this issue?

Bug2: I am not sure what you mean.  If you start a copy and switch to another application, or even the desktop, the SCP software continues to run correctly.  You can switch back and forth just fine.

Bug3: I will look at this, but I am pretty sure that I can rename, delete, etc. after the image file is done.  Make sure you don't have HxC floppy drive emulator software running at the same time, because it will lock out SCP files.

Bug4: Not a bug.  The amount of flux data exceeds 512K (the size of the on-board RAM).  You would need to reduce the number of revolutions to 4.  I never dump more than 2 revs myself.  Yes, the SCP hardware moves the head back to 0 when a time out occurs.  This does create an error in the software because the drive is off.


There is already a way to change the head-step and settle delay, however, these are VERY long (too long really) right now when using any of the SCP software, and work with every drive tried (so far).   You can speed these up if you are writing your own software.

I don't like sounds in my software.  If I could kill the keyboard repeat beep, I would!

You need the window telling you to insert the disk.  I have to write software for people that are not experts, so removing things like this means a ton more tech support for me.  Having to click a button as an extra step is worth it.

There already is an option for changing the double-step - by selecting the proper disk type.  IBM360 disks, CBM disk, and Apple II disks automatically double-step when an 80TPI drive is being used.

3 mode floppy drives?  What do you mean?  The 300/360 RPM is only used for decoding/showing data, not for copying/imaging.  It really doesn't matter what that is set to unless you are using the editor/analyzer.

The track limit verification works by seeking to the outer track and coming back to track 0.  This is a true mechanical test.

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Bug reports, suggestions - by mark_k - 11-14-2016, 10:30 AM
RE: Bug reports, suggestions - by admin - 11-14-2016, 12:51 PM

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