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Re: External 5.25 floppy usb drive or another way?
« Reply #25 on: September 22, 2016, 03:20:22 AM »
I was pretty proud of this and it was a huge undertaking ...
You should be proud!
It sure looks impressive :o :Thmbsup:

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Re: External 5.25 floppy usb drive or another way?
« Reply #26 on: September 22, 2016, 04:53:54 AM »
Impressive!
Maybe you could make up a web page for it, with executables, documentation, etc.

BTW, Jimmy Maher has written a lot about Interactive Fiction: it may bring back some memories! :)
http://maher.filfre.net/if-book/

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Re: External 5.25 floppy usb drive or another way?
« Reply #27 on: September 22, 2016, 09:16:54 AM »
Easily one of the best DC threads ever :)
ADS looks awesome!
This really makes me want to fix the old luggable I have laying around so we can play this in all it's original glory :)

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Re: External 5.25 floppy usb drive or another way?
« Reply #28 on: September 22, 2016, 12:34:47 PM »
Easily one of the best DC threads ever :)
ADS looks awesome!
This really makes me want to fix the old luggable I have laying around so we can play this in all it's original glory :)

Does bring back memories!  I kept my old Apple around just so I could look at my old projects for the longest time.  I finally got rid of it when my disks that had my old work on it were stolen.  But it was very good that you were able to recover your work!

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Re: External 5.25 floppy usb drive or another way?
« Reply #29 on: September 27, 2016, 03:49:24 PM »
RetroFloppy.jpgExternal 5.25 floppy usb drive or another way?

Below is my reference PDF of the RetroFloppy page complete with source link at the bottom.

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Re: External 5.25 floppy usb drive or another way?
« Reply #30 on: September 28, 2016, 01:40:40 AM »
Below is my reference PDF of the RetroFloppy page complete with source link at the bottom.

Wouldn't it be easier to do something like this?

https://archive.is/cmAZp


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Re: External 5.25 floppy usb drive or another way?
« Reply #31 on: September 28, 2016, 04:37:20 AM »
^^ . . . afraid it will go the way of the floppy ? :P :)


PS the archive.is site is great, thanks Deozaan :up:
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Re: External 5.25 floppy usb drive or another way?
« Reply #32 on: September 28, 2016, 04:50:49 PM »
Below is my reference PDF of the RetroFloppy page complete with source link at the bottom.

Wouldn't it be easier to do something like this?

https://archive.is/cmAZp

Isn't that cheating?  Especially if you are getting a good hourly rate the more convoluted the better.  ;)

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Re: External 5.25 floppy usb drive or another way?
« Reply #33 on: September 28, 2016, 05:18:20 PM »
I don't get what good the archive of the site is if the site is down and you can't contact them.  But I suppose I'm probably missing something...

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Re: External 5.25 floppy usb drive or another way?
« Reply #34 on: September 28, 2016, 11:22:48 PM »
I don't get what good the archive of the site is if the site is down and you can't contact them.  But I suppose I'm probably missing something...

I'm with you!

I didn't get the point of the PDF as an archival of the site, but I figured if we're making archives, why not use a major archiving service like archive.is?


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Re: External 5.25 floppy usb drive or another way?
« Reply #35 on: September 29, 2016, 09:58:44 PM »
I created it to serve as as a quick information source in case I ever want to use them.

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Re: External 5.25 floppy usb drive or another way?
« Reply #36 on: September 30, 2016, 12:15:35 AM »
WOW I have to say A.D.S. sound amazing for a high school student  :Thmbsup:
Congrats in recover a piece of your past!
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Re: External 5.25 floppy usb drive or another way?
« Reply #37 on: October 12, 2016, 07:54:32 PM »
This is tangentially related:

Does anyone know of a service similar to RetroFloppy that will allow you to digitize old audio cassettes? I've been working on some family history and have some old audio recordings of family members talking or telling stories that I would like to get converted to a format that will be easier to preserve for the future.

« Last Edit: October 13, 2016, 02:32:56 AM by Deozaan »

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Re: External 5.25 floppy usb drive or another way?
« Reply #38 on: October 12, 2016, 09:15:10 PM »
Not sure how many you have, but it might actually be easier to do it yourself:

http://lifehacker.co...itize-cassette-tapes

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Re: External 5.25 floppy usb drive or another way?
« Reply #39 on: October 13, 2016, 02:29:57 AM »
Not sure how many you have, but it might actually be easier to do it yourself:

http://lifehacker.co...itize-cassette-tapes

OK first of all: Talk about a blast from the past! That article is 10 years old. :D

But more importantly: That's actually a pretty good idea! But the hard part may be finding a working cassette player somewhere!


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