Reading TRS-80 discs (was RE: Archiving old discs...)

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Date: Tue Sep 14 16:53:11 1999

I did figure out the format, but I've long since forgotten it. But most any
SU type program could read it.

Neil Morrison

> -----Original Message-----
> From: []
> Sent: Tuesday, September 14, 1999 12:45 PM
> To: Discussion re-collecting of classic computers
> Subject: Re: Reading TRS-80 discs (was RE: Archiving old discs...)
> > Hmm... I've got an ancient ORIGINAL of Zork I (published by Personal
> Software)
> > I've wanted to back this thing up for years so I can see which data file
> is on
> > it, but I've never owned anything that can read it. Is it likely to be
> SD?
> > What kind of non-period hardware can read this? If need be, I could
> even
> > hook up a 5.25" disk to my Amiga and get funky with that.
> There was a TRS-80 model 1 Zork that meets this description -- I bought
> it years ago. It was a single-density disk (The model 1 used a 1771
> controller that could only do single desnity), and it was formatted
> strangely 'copy protect' it. It was also a self-booting disk with no
> filesystem as such -- the Zork program just read the text (encrypted
> IIRC) from raw sectors on the disk.
> Superutility on a TRS-80 could probably read/back up that disk, but I
> don't know what else can.
> -tony
Received on Tue Sep 14 1999 - 16:53:11 BST

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