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Disk Drives: Collections of Files from the Era of the Drive

With the introduction of offline storage (in the form of tape and punch cards, later floppy disks, hard drives and cards), computer users began to create and acquire all manner of data to use with their machines. Programs, textfiles, and later images, sound and moving image data would be collected in the course of computer ownership and maintenance. Over time, this collection would sometimes resemble a pile, or a library, or an archive. The unifying theme would only be that they were all on the ...

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Disk Drives: Collections of Files from the Era of the Drive

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.EDD files of Apple II 5.25-inch floppy disks created with "i'm fEDD up" program Program parameters: Last track: 22 Track step: 0.25 Guess format: no EDD card timebits: 2 Particularly interesting specimens: - "Jawbreaker" uses Spiradisc (spiral tracking) copy protection (requires precise synchronization between all tracks) - "Championship Lode Runner" uses quarter tracks - "Blazing Paddles" relies on synchronization between tracks 0-7 for copy protection...
Topics: apple2, 8bit, retro, software, edd