Media Formats

Disk

Acceptable Disk Formats

As part of the NVG DSKification Project all the disk images on NVG have been converted to a common acceptable format.

In an attempt to be consistent and to tidy up the myriad of disk formats please take the following into account when uploading.

In these days of broadband and cheap storage there is no requirement to compress disk images but if you must the please use ZIP or GZ compression - all relevant tools such as SimCoupe and SAMdisk Utility will handle that in-place - please do not use other compression algorithms.

Legacy Disk Formats

Please avoid using these formats and convert any images before uploading:

  • SDF - Simon Owen ’s custom disk format.
  • SAD - Aleš Keprt 's Disk format.
  • TD0 - Teledisk format.
  • PAK - Rumsoft PAK archive, not a disk format.
  • LIB/LCB - Library Archive, not a disk format.
  • BAS - Tokenised BASIC file, not a disk format.

Disk Conversion Tools

Legacy Disk Tools

Tape

The SAM allows for variable baud tape files and can natively load headers and data from ZX Spectrum tapes.

Acceptable Tape Formats

  • TAP - For tape-only based files
  • TZX - For tape-only media preservation

Tape Conversion Tools

TAP and TZX are supported in SimCoupe 's Tape Browser.

Can you add SCADM to the conversion tools? (as 1st or 2nd entry imho)

Edwin's Disk Manager URL should be updated to: http://www.samcoupe-pro-dos.co.uk/edwin/

 

 

Here's the saga....

I managed to copy my real SAM Coupe files using the SAM Coupe Disk Manager on my Win98 PC which has a floppy drive (connected to the motherboard). 

The SAM Coupe Disk Manager can also write the .dsk file back to a new formatted SAM Coupe floppy disk for use with the SAM Coupe of course.

Then I copied the .dsk files by floppy to my WinXP laptop which has a USB floppy drive. 

I was then able to copy the .dsk files to my Win7 PC (by USB stick) that I could then upload to the World of SAM website.

The files have been tested using SimCoupe and seem to be Ok!