BCF disk images

By Selious_new

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08-10-2008, 23:26

Hi, I downloaded some BCF demo's from this site, they come in LZH archive. I finally been able to make them boot with Disk Manager but.... all files names have + characters in their names and windows/winrar/disk manager makes it ~

How can I put the files on a DSK image.

Or another question, why aren't all these demo's in easy .dsk files (in a zip if u don't want to make them 720 kb downloads)???

Kind regards,

Onno

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By turbor

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10-10-2008, 08:49

why LZH?
Because LZH was the defacto compression format used on real MSX systems, and the original idea was that people used those archives on real systems.

So the best way is to put the LZH itself in a dsk and then in an emulated msx extract them onto another disk (==another new dsk file)

Those funky filenames are a kind of protection/practical joke from the original creators. IIRC the characters chosen weren't visible on a real MSX in screen 0 width 80 (they should resemble a vertical bar '|' on a real MSX )
The fact that Windows(tm) might transform them to other (read: wrong) characters ... Well, blame those selfish OS'es Evil

By Selious_new

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11-10-2008, 19:20

hehe tnx for the sollution Big smile I'll try to use DOS LZH decompression maybe that will help

By Selious_new

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11-10-2008, 19:22

BTW i have many MSX computers including turbo R GT and couple of moonsounds/grx 9000 etc. got scsi, ide the whole deal.

By ARTRAG

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11-10-2008, 20:45

WINRAR is able to explode LZH files without any problem.
http://www.winrar.it/

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