How to read .dsk on MacOS

By DanielTkach

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10-03-2019, 14:17

I can't find a software to do this... I'm curious to read files created with openMSX that I save on a dsk file.
Any clues?

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By gdx

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10-03-2019, 15:40

Try this:

- Rename the file .DSK by .img
- Protect the file against writing (press Command+I then check the box)
- Double-click on the file

By Manuel

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10-03-2019, 14:57

Alternatively: do not use a disk image to save on, but use a file folder. openMSX can use folders as disk image (if they're not too large, the same limits apply as files on a disk image) and those can be directly copied on your Mac.

By DanielTkach

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10-03-2019, 18:28

Wow... both worked, thanks a lot Big smile

By DanielTkach

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12-03-2019, 11:16

Ok... something stopped working.
When using a folder as a drive, when I do
load"xxxx.bas"
I get a message that says "Direct statement of file"

I can still load the .bas when using a .dsk

Any way to solve this issue?

By gdx

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12-03-2019, 13:52

The DSK method is more reliable. Use folder method to copy file to DSK then work on the DSK with the emulator. Emulate an MSX with two drives. This will simplify the task.

PS: You can also write files with the IMG method but only mount image copies not the originals because Mac OS writes temporary data that may be annoying. This method is convenient but does not work with the 360k images.

By Manuel

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12-03-2019, 14:43

Make sure the folder does not contain more than 712 kB of files. Not sure if hidden files will be skipped.

By DanielTkach

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12-03-2019, 20:58

Ah! Ok gotcha. Thanks.