Trying to Create LDOS Model III Diskette
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I use HxC to convert DSK images to SCP files. When I load an LDOS 5.31 for TRS-80 Model III into HxC, HxC correctly shows it as a 40 track single sided disk. When I convert it to an SCP file and load it into SuperCard Pro, it shows as a 20 track, double-sided disk. If I write it to a real floppy, it won't boot on a Model III. Is there a better way to convert DSK files to SCP? There are many cases where HxC doesn't create the output SCP expects.

Tom L
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In SCP's Copier load the image file, click on the OVERRIDE box, and then change the disk type to be C64.  That will write a single sided disk.

I have also seen cases where HxC converts a single sided disk into a double-sided disk.
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(05-02-2020, 03:50 PM)admin Wrote: In SCP's Copier load the image file, click on the OVERRIDE box, and then change the disk type to be C64.  That will write a single sided disk.

I have also seen cases where HxC converts a single sided disk into a double-sided disk.
Whenever I change the disk type, the loaded image disappears and the Make Disk button is grayed out.
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The problem is that there are 4 different formats for 5.25" disks - siingle sided 40 tracks, single sided 80 tracks, double sided 40 tracks, and double sided 80 tracks.  I have settings for TRS-80 and IBM360K, which are the same.  SCP is expecting these image files to be double-siided 40 tracks.  I may end up having to add new disk types to handle this.  Right now, it seems that HxC is setting the disk type to Atari ST, which completely wrong!

The override does kill the image in memory, so that won't work.  I just found the LDS5.3.1 image file and converted it with HxC and it definitely creates a SCP image as a 20 track Atari ST formatted disk image.  I need to forward this to Jeff for him to look at.
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