DSK-PRO 10.4 (The Best Disk Ripping Tool for your MSX)

By cbsfox

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15-12-2016, 03:56


1 - Anti-Dumb routines created. Now you can not choose wrong options like selecting the IDE drive as the source disk. It may be the source file.
2 - ROM Version included.

Version 10.3:

1 - Monster Bug found in the ROM version (Actually not working properly)
2 - Bug fixed when using Nextor with Microsol Interface. (It was freezing in many options)
3 - ROM Version included.

Version 10.2:

1 - HUGE Bug found and fixed that caused a crash when creating files (PDI/DSK) with DOS2.
2 - FAT16 DOS2 support.
3 - ROM Version included.

Version 10.1:

1 - Fixed Bug when trying to Format a corrupted disk with Verify option ON.
2 - More types of protections are supported.
3 - Now when exiting it goes back to the operation system.

Version 10.0

1 - Hard Mode created. With this special protected mode enabled, it's possible to copy disks with Overlapping Sectors Lock and Clone Sectors Lock.
2 - Millenium BUG found and fixed. Since the first version of DSK-PRO there was a HUGE BUG that made DSK-PRO not to work properly in some machines.
3 - The speed in normal mode is even faster. There is no copier in the world faster than DSK-PRO.
4 - The compatibility with all different msx computers has increased a lot.
5 - Minor bugs fixed.

Some opinions from the most important people in the MSX scene:

*snip by admin: removed these lines since the quoates might be published without approval. /snip*

PS: Of course there are still some locks that can not be copied for now.

*********** ATTENTION ***********
Don't use another DOS1 instead the one inside the DSK file. If you use another one, it may not load the file DSKPRO.COM correctly.
If you use DOS2 or Nextor, no problems.

Enjoy it!

Download files section:
1 - DSKPRO104.zip - https://1drv.ms/u/s!AlpEtfGjLbhmkhCOIzFUIhXSpWqe
2 - DSK-PRO_MANUAL.txt - https://1drv.ms/t/s!AlpEtfGjLbhmkhIUudlhszPzj5mf
3 - Front Page Art: https://1drv.ms/i/s!AlpEtfGjLbhmkhFGqB-OfKFuAoju

Program by:
Marcos Daniel Blanco de Oliveira

Auxiliar routines:
Rudolf Arthur Frans Gutlich

Beta testers:
Claudio Henrique Picolo
Félix Diego Martínez Valverde
El R Castillo
Fernando Manuel Garcia
Ulisses Araújo
Werner Augusto Roder Kai

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By rjp

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15-12-2016, 15:50

cbsfox wrote:

"DSK-PRO 10.4 is definitely my best MSX tool. The author rocks..." Ricardo Jurczyk

By the way, I have never said that, I don't use even floppy drives in my MSXs, so it's a terrible lie.

By Latok

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15-12-2016, 17:07

Watching this thread, watching this thread Wink

By Manuel

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15-12-2016, 22:31


There is no copier in the world faster than DSK-PRO.

That invites me to ask for numbers! Please prove it, measure copying times of different copy programs and list them together. And tell us how we can check those measurements.

By Louthrax

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15-12-2016, 22:34

Aaah, I was wondering when it would start Smile Running Naked in a Field of Flowers !!

By Pablibiris

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16-12-2016, 02:00

Don't feed the troll Smile


Enlighted (4944)

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16-12-2016, 02:58

Ah, the fox is back, let's dance! :)

By ro

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16-12-2016, 18:16

Hai cbsfox,

Thank you for this niece piece of MSX software. As any new software for our beloved is always a treat, yours isn't any other. Keep up the good work, cut down on the ego-trip (or I'll have to write another scroller about that..Tongue)

I was wondering, are there any (unbiased) test results, preferable matched with other copiers?

By Meits

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17-12-2016, 00:03

ro wrote:

I was wondering, are there any (unbiased) test results, preferable matched with other copiers?

Sure thing mate... I bet he hasn't beaten Xelasoft's speed yet :D

By Manuel

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17-12-2016, 09:47

Thanks, Meits! Smile
So, the tool is probably the most complete and the most user friendly. And perhaps it can copy the most protections. But definitely not the fastest copier!

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