Formula file format

By Manuel

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03-03-2012, 13:01

Hi, does someone have documentation on the file format used by the tool Formula? (It can dump/handle weird disks e.g. with copy protection tricks like extra tracks etc.) It might be nice to use it for emulators.

Some details: Formula is a tool for turboR, using the TC8566AF Floppy Drive Controller to read out disks on a low level. It seems to use a format with extension .fml to store data about the disks. I have never really used the tool myself, because I didn't really understand how... So any experts on Formula here?

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By Latok

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03-03-2012, 16:15

Not an expert, but I remember copying original Microcabin games with these .fml files...

By Manuel

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03-03-2012, 17:13

Does someone have a full manual of Formula?

By Haohmaru

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04-03-2012, 10:50

IIRC there were articles on how to use Formula on some diskmagazines back the the 199x's.

By Manuel

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04-03-2012, 13:02

I've read the article on ROM 1, but that one already says it's far from complete, mostly the advanced options are not discussed (because the author didn't want to be the cause of massive game copying...)

By Latok

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04-03-2012, 21:40

Which version of Formula do you have, Manuel? I remember mine is version 2.51

By Manuel

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04-03-2012, 22:55

Yes, 2.51 is also what I have laying around here.

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