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Bad dumped disk images (modified boot sector / FAT / Root area / other sectors)

Posted at 20:44 on April 14th, 2012 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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I'll update the list.

(04/15/2012)

4D Sports Boxing (121)
-->(Modified Boot Sector, Root Area of FAT, Date of SETUP.DAT.)

Aces of the Pacific - WWII: 1946 (564)
-->(Offset 0012:B400 - 0016:7FFF is bad dumped!)


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Edited by ibmpc5150 at 10:59 on April 15th, 2012
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Adventures of Willy Beamish (131)
--> Disk 1 & Disk 7 have bad dumped.

Aladdin (133)
--> All disks have bad dumped.

Alien Carnage (684)
--> All disks have bad dumped. (Infected by virus)
--> This is released by Apogee. (Not from Formgen.)

Alien Legacy (839)
--> Disk 1 has bad dumped.

Alone in the Dark (135)
--> Disk 2 - Disk 4 have bad dumped.

Doom 2 (645)
--> Disk 2 & Disk 5 have bad dumped.

Doom 2 (809)
--> Disk 1 has bad dumped.


I've uploaded re-dumped ones on there.

But install has no problem from floppy drive or emulator from drive A:
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Edited by ibmpc5150 at 15:19 on April 15th, 2012
Posted at 17:19 on April 21st, 2012 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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I think Alien Carnage (684) comes from Litude's compilation, and that's why I had it identified as Formgen's.

For the rest, it's done.
Posted at 21:41 on April 21st, 2012 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Originally posted by Wandrell at 17:19 on April 21st, 2012:
I think Alien Carnage (684) comes from Litude's compilation, and that's why I had it identified as Formgen's.

For the rest, it's done.


Hmm, that's interesting.
I've not seen that FormGen released the game with Apogee logo.
(This game includes Apogee logo.)
On the other hand, Apogee resold the FormGen's game (Spear Of Destiny / Commander Keen 6).


P.S I've send PM (Private Message)
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Edited by ibmpc5150 at 21:42 on April 21st, 2012
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King's Quest 5: Absence Makes the Heart go Yonder! (869)
--> Disk 9 (disk_startup.img) has bad dumped.
--> Disk 10 (Dual Media Start Up Disk for 5.25" has missed.)

Unverified --> Bad Dumped and Missing.


P.S. Can you send disk8.img of this quickly? I can't download it.
Posted at 16:42 on August 24th, 2012 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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The Amazing Spider-Man (956)
--> Disk 1 & Disk 2 are bad.

Global Effect (877)
--> Disk 1 is bad.

Starflight (857)
--> Disk 1 & Disk 2 are bad.

Secret of the Silver Blades (853)
-> Disk 1 & Disk 2 are bad.

Curse of the Azure Bonds (852)
-> Disk 1 & Disk 2 & Disk 3 & Disk 4 are bad.

Hillsfar (851)
-> Disk 1 & Disk 2 are bad.


Unverified --> Bad Dumped.
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Edited by ibmpc5150 at 18:20 on August 24th, 2012
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Done.
Posted at 20:38 on August 25th, 2012 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Star Control 2 (38)
-- Disk 1/2/3/4 are Bad.

Codename Iceman (168)
-- Disk 1/2/3/4 are Bad.
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Edited by ibmpc5150 at 21:20 on August 25th, 2012
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Golden Axe (450)
-- Disk 1 is Bad.
Posted at 11:28 on August 27th, 2012 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Posted at 17:11 on August 27th, 2012 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Castles (841)
--> All disks

Freakin' Funky Fuzzballs (29)

Wolfpack (40)
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Edited by ibmpc5150 at 19:22 on August 27th, 2012
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Posted at 19:10 on September 3rd, 2012 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Les Manley: Search for the King (345)
--> All disks

Ancient Art of War at Sea (25)

Ancient Art of War at Sea (137)
--> Disk 2

King's Quest 6: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow (276)
--> All disks

King's Quest 5: Absence Makes the Heart go Yonder! (275)
--> Disk 1 (disk_startup.img)

King's Quest 4: The Perils of Rosella (273)
--> Disk 1 (RESOURCE.CFG is recorded.)

King's Quest 4: The Perils of Rosella (274)
--> Disk 1 (RESOURCE.CFG is recorded.)
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Edited by ibmpc5150 at 20:01 on September 3rd, 2012
Posted at 14:45 on September 4th, 2012 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Originally posted by core at 19:10 on September 3rd, 2012:
King's Quest 4: The Perils of Rosella (273)
--> Disk 1 (RESOURCE.CFG is recorded.)

King's Quest 4: The Perils of Rosella (274)
--> Disk 1 (RESOURCE.CFG is recorded.)

When I read something like this, I just have to ask:

Wandrell, how are you treating such reports? How are you entering this? This certainly does not constitute a 'bad' dump, just a 'modified' one. I.e. the images will work, even if the disks are not in the original state.

For example, this one:
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4D Sports Boxing (121)
-->(Modified Boot Sector, Root Area of FAT, Date of SETUP.DAT.)

You noted it as 'bad' in the database. Just the timestamp of a file being changed will not prevent the image from working. What about the rest? We have a 'modified' status as well. 'Bad', in my opinion, should only be used if the image is not working. Otherwise, what is 'modified' for?

ibmpc5150: For you, there is a request in there, too. I greatly appreciate all the verification work you're doing here. However, your reports are often prone to misunderstandings (as in the quoted cases). We should all strive to record the status as accurately as possible and when you're already doing the research and tests, we should prevent from needing to test the same images again. For that, we need reliable information being accurately recorded in the catalogue. So if you declare an image as 'bad', please make sure that this actually implies that it truly is corrupted in a way which makes it unusable. Otherwise, state the exact nature of the problem in the terms of the stati we have – and if we need more stati, let me know.
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Posted at 17:50 on September 4th, 2012 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Yes, I've been noting them as "bad" with the idea that it's not a perfect dump. As we didn't have many of these, actually I think those two King Quest games raise the count to three, didn't think on it, but yes, there is nothing wrong with the data, but with the metadata.

The real problem with those is that there is an infinite possible amount of variants, which I hope won't happen, would flood the collection.

I'll note them as modified also.
Posted at 17:58 on September 4th, 2012 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Done.
Posted at 15:35 on September 10th, 2012 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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This is my suggestion.

I recommend to add(or change)the following message on Status.


Verified : Same as factory default (No modified or broken), same as original

Unverified : Not checked it yet.

Bad --> Broken : Failed to dump due to bad sectors or broken diskette.
(In this case, game or program can't be run correctly.)

Modified : Boot sector, FAT is Not same status with original default.
(In this case, user tried to dump disk on Windows without write protection. Any file is written or modified due to setup or config.
Save file is written to diskette. But the program runs without problem.)


Cracked : Removed copy protection or manual protection checking.

Copy Protected : In this case, only standard track/sector is dumped.
The program always checks hidden track/sector including copy protected
data.
Hidden track/sector must be dumped with Teledisk or Trans Copy Option Board, Kryrofux.


Verified / Unverified / Cracked / Modified / Broken / Copy Protected
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Edited by ibmpc5150 at 20:55 on October 27th, 2012
Posted at 16:21 on September 10th, 2012 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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I think this is a very sensible suggestion.
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Posted at 17:41 on September 10th, 2012 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Originally posted by Mr Creosote at 16:21 on September 10th, 2012:
I think this is a very sensible suggestion.


Thanks.
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