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disk/misc/mADFloppy.lha

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Short:Amiga disk images xferring environment
Author:megacz at usa.com
Uploader:megacz usa com
Type:disk/misc
Version:0.4
Replaces:disk/misc/mADFloppy.lha
Requires:see notes
Architecture:m68k-amigaos;generic
Date:2008-03-03
Download:http://aminet.net/disk/misc/mADFloppy.lha - View contents
Readme:http://aminet.net/disk/misc/mADFloppy.readme
Downloads:1791

mADFloppy - megacz's own adf,adz,dms unpacking environment
version 0.4 (04-Mar-2008) megacz at usa.com


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| | | | |   | | |__/ /| |     | | |_| | |_| | |_| | |_| |
|_|_|_|_|   |_|_____/ |_|      \_)___/|  __/|  __/ \__  |
                                      |_|   |_|   (____/ 




 a) g.e.t.t.i.n.g. m.A.D.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

megacz: Ahoy there sailor, with A500 on the board and lots of disk images 
        on your other Miggy =D. Weather is going to wash the boat so lets
        play some oldies in yer cabin.
   you: Hell yeah!

---

mADFloppy allows to xfer Amiga disk images(adf,adz,dms) back to the floppies
without messing with the options, so the salts like you can have good time
with the old games - think about it, pure essence, no frustration, no need
to remember anything, let the logfile keep track on what has already been
written/played.

Features:
         - CLI/Workbench driven
         - Amigaguide User Interface
         - xferred disk images logfile
         - additional progress console(s)

Look at the included screenshot to see how that beauty look likes :)



 b) a.r.e. y.o.u. m.A.D. e.n.o.u.g.h?
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

The requirements that must be met are as follows:


  - Amiga or Amiga like computer with at least OS 2.04
    (if you manage to run this environment under 1.3,
     then please inform me about that!) and 68020+
     or 68000 if you find the deps somewhere for
     this cpu.

  - memory, 1 meg is the minimum, not for the script
    to function but for the proggies that deal with
    the disk images(dms unpacking, for example).

  - dependencies:

      + l/fifo-handler
      + libs/fifo.library
      + libs/rexxsupport.library
      + libs/rexxsyslib.library
      + libs/mathieeedoubbas.library 
      + system/RexxMast
      + c/rx
      + c/execute
      + c/list
      + c/adf2disk
      + c/gzip
      + c/xdms
      + c/break
      + c/status
      + c/delete
      + c/copy
      + c/requestfile
      + c/iconx
      + utilities/multiview
      + unsetenv
      + endcli
      + run
      + set

  - directories full of disk images



 c) o.n.l.y. m.A.D. m.a.k.e.s. i.t. .p.o.s.s.i.b.l.e!
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Installation it not that hard, all you need is determination, coz it may require
some typings here and there, but this is needed only for a first time.

Heres da plan, get your three letters to some browser or some wonderful console
http downloader and fetch these:

   http://www.aminet.net/dev/gg/fifolib-bin.lha
   http://www.aminet.net/dev/gg/gzip-bin.lha
   http://www.aminet.net/disk/misc/adf2disk11.lha

You dont need to download 'xdms' coz it is included within this package, and 
its recommened that you use this one or else you will be unable to see
the output in the progress console.

Now just copy the files according to the '- dependencies' in the previous
point and initialize the 'FIFO:', to do that execute and add this to the
startup(yes its correct, fifo does not require mounting, just launch):

 > run <nil: >nil: l:fifo-handler

Lastly, copy the 'mADFloppy' to 'c:' and 'protect c:madfloppy +s'.

Your pain is over!



 d) f.o.l.l.o.w. t.h.e. m.A.D, f.o.l.l.o.w. t.h.e. m.A.D!
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

There are actually two ways to invoke, you can either use the shell - that is what
real sailors do, or use the mice and double click on the nifty icon made by the Ivo
(btw there is more icons, they all look just fine and dandy, thanks a lot to Ivo,
for the design and the policy that allows to spread his icons, THANKS DUDE!!!)

The template:

   *** template: mADFloppy <path>[,,screen] | <file>[,unit]
   
Explanation:

       <path>   -   well, every seaman should know already what is this
                    and how to deal with that, but ok, you may not be
                    as that advanced so, this is where you enter a
                    path to some files =D
   
  [,,screen]    -   mADFloppy can open its windows on any public screen,
                    try to use 'screenwizard', this util is really cool,
                    and your wb will be garbage free!

       <file>   -   file is file, same as whisky, what is whisky?
                    whisky is whisky!

      [,unit]   -   unit may be from 0-3, if it is ommited then its assumed
                    to be 0 - internal floppy ie. 'DF0:'

Examples:

you want to xfer the disk image to 'DF0:' afap without generating
any listings and other stuff, so you open the shell and type:

 > madfloppy hd666:games/s/SuperJollyNiftyGame.adf


but suddenly you decide to xfer another one to 'DF1:':

 > madfloppy hd666:games/t/ThisOneIsBetter.dms,1


you have lots of games and want to use that quick amigaguide listing
that allows to xfer by pressing a button:

 > madfloppy hd666:games/f/


you think that your Workbench is already full of windows and opening
another one may not be a good idea, but there is some other public screen
around, so maybe?

 > madfloppy hd666:games/f/,,Rescue-Screen


As you can see usage is a piece of cake and anyone can do that.



 e) c.a.n. i. b.e. e.v.e.n. m.o.r.e. m.A.D?
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Absolutely, all you have to do is to customize the script for your needs.
Pick some text editor, open the 'mADFloppy' and point your eyes on label
called 'var_:', you will find there commented variables, now just play
with them.

The very first thing you should change is variable that holds filename
for logging filenames of already xferred disk images,

   madflog    = "ram:mADFloppy.logfile"

this might be very helpful, so you actually want to store that file somewhere
on your drive.



 f) m.m.m.A.A.A.D.D.D. t.i.p.s.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

There is one annoying thing and its related to 'adf2disk', this proggy can not
be interrupted, so the only good way of stopping it is to eject the floppy.
All other proggies 'transadf' and 'xdms' can be terminated by pressing 'B'
in the UI. I have chosen the 'adf2disk' coz it is the fastest solution
and also very small, it is able to write 901120 in approx. 45 seconds
with verification turned on!

Close gadget in the progress console(s) is deaf, use the 'C' button
in the UI to open/close.

mADFloppy recurses to the subdirs!!!



 g) t.h.a.n.k.s. i.n. m.A.D.v.a.n.c.e. t.o...
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

AmigaUFO, Wayne and  K0rky_ for beta testing.
Ivan 'Ivo' Kosak for excellent icons of floppies!
Space Farm - that old school rock band from New Zealand - for nice tracks!
Jörg Höhle (fifo-handler)
Andreas Paul (adf2disk)
Karl J. Ots (transadf)
FSF (gzip)
Andre' Rodrigues de la Rocha (xdms)
Commodore (amigaguide)

Would you like to draw a logo for mADFloppy, or send me some suggestions,
comments, critique? Go ahead, you will find my email in the third line.



 i) h.i.s.t.o.r.y, n.o.w. t.h.a.t.s. m.A.D!
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

   0.03       i thought it will be continuation of 'madf',
              but its not so initial.

   0.04       removed 'transadf' support completly(it is slow
              and has decompression bug - it barfs at some gzip
              archives, wasnt investigating where in the code
              that bug is cuz its kinda complex, watch dog shows
              its something with floppy stuff, but it only
              happens when decompressing so im confused ...)
              and added 'gzip' in place.



Contents of disk/misc/mADFloppy.lha
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---------- ----------- ------- ------- ------ ---------- ------------ -------------
[generic]                 1616    3194  50.6% -lh5- cf2e Jun 24  2007 mADFloppy-0.4/icons(Ivo)/disk1.info
[generic]                  981    1960  50.1% -lh5- 4e0b Jun 24  2007 mADFloppy-0.4/icons(Ivo)/disk10.info
[generic]                 1007    1960  51.4% -lh5- a78b Jun 24  2007 mADFloppy-0.4/icons(Ivo)/disk11.info
[generic]                  973    1952  49.8% -lh5- 6603 Jun 24  2007 mADFloppy-0.4/icons(Ivo)/disk12.info
[generic]                  950    1952  48.7% -lh5- e15d Jun 24  2007 mADFloppy-0.4/icons(Ivo)/disk13.info
[generic]                  868    1952  44.5% -lh5- 4556 Jun 24  2007 mADFloppy-0.4/icons(Ivo)/disk14.info
[generic]                 1003    1960  51.2% -lh5- b0f0 Jun 24  2007 mADFloppy-0.4/icons(Ivo)/disk15.info
[generic]                  866    1952  44.4% -lh5- 52ab Jun 24  2007 mADFloppy-0.4/icons(Ivo)/disk16.info
[generic]                  893    1952  45.7% -lh5- 2679 Jun 24  2007 mADFloppy-0.4/icons(Ivo)/disk17.info
[generic]                  939    1952  48.1% -lh5- d8d8 Jun 24  2007 mADFloppy-0.4/icons(Ivo)/disk18.info
[generic]                  940    1952  48.2% -lh5- c33a Jun 24  2007 mADFloppy-0.4/icons(Ivo)/disk19.info
[generic]                  813    1952  41.6% -lh5- e694 Jun 24  2007 mADFloppy-0.4/icons(Ivo)/disk2.info
[generic]                  979    1960  49.9% -lh5- cb59 Jun 24  2007 mADFloppy-0.4/icons(Ivo)/disk20.info
[generic]                  825    1952  42.3% -lh5- 8242 Jun 24  2007 mADFloppy-0.4/icons(Ivo)/disk21.info
[generic]                  961    1952  49.2% -lh5- 0378 Jun 24  2007 mADFloppy-0.4/icons(Ivo)/disk22.info
[generic]                  886    1952  45.4% -lh5- 2da5 Jun 24  2007 mADFloppy-0.4/icons(Ivo)/disk23.info
[generic]                  869    1952  44.5% -lh5- f1b3 Jun 24  2007 mADFloppy-0.4/icons(Ivo)/disk24.info
[generic]                  802    1952  41.1% -lh5- 8645 Jun 24  2007 mADFloppy-0.4/icons(Ivo)/disk26.info
[generic]                  879    1960  44.8% -lh5- 4615 Jun 24  2007 mADFloppy-0.4/icons(Ivo)/disk27.info
[generic]                  718    1952  36.8% -lh5- 7e6b Jun 24  2007 mADFloppy-0.4/icons(Ivo)/disk3.info
[generic]                  938    1952  48.1% -lh5- 3192 Jun 24  2007 mADFloppy-0.4/icons(Ivo)/disk4.info
[generic]                  823    1952  42.2% -lh5- 468a Jun 24  2007 mADFloppy-0.4/icons(Ivo)/disk5.info
[generic]                 1035    1956  52.9% -lh5- f567 Jun 24  2007 mADFloppy-0.4/icons(Ivo)/disk6.info
[generic]                  848    1952  43.4% -lh5- c85a Jun 24  2007 mADFloppy-0.4/icons(Ivo)/disk7.info
[generic]                  855    1952  43.8% -lh5- ef65 Jun 24  2007 mADFloppy-0.4/icons(Ivo)/disk8.info
[generic]                  889    1952  45.5% -lh5- 1ae1 Jun 24  2007 mADFloppy-0.4/icons(Ivo)/disk9.info
[generic]                 4447   14714  30.2% -lh5- fd62 Mar  4 01:30 mADFloppy-0.4/mADFloppy
[generic]                 7484    7765  96.4% -lh5- 33cd Jun 24  2007 mADFloppy-0.4/mADFloppy.png
[generic]                 3443    7728  44.6% -lh5- 1858 Mar  4 01:37 mADFloppy-0.4/mADFloppy.readme
[generic]                   91      99  91.9% -lh5- 4bf3 Jun 24  2007 mADFloppy-0.4/mADFloppy.wb
[generic]                  827    1925  43.0% -lh5- b784 Jun 24  2007 mADFloppy-0.4/mADFloppy.wb.info
[generic]                  157     191  82.2% -lh5- 87d5 Jun 24  2007 mADFloppy-0.4/mADFloppy.wb.kcon
[generic]                  988    1933  51.1% -lh5- 327e Jun 24  2007 mADFloppy-0.4/mADFloppy.wb.kcon.info
[generic]                 4411   14112  31.3% -lh5- 5615 Jun 24  2007 mADFloppy-0.4/mADFloppy_0.3
[generic]                 3280   12747  25.7% -lh5- a955 Jun 24  2007 mADFloppy-0.4/xdms/chunks/src/xdms.c
[generic]                16431   30044  54.7% -lh5- 952d Jun 24  2007 mADFloppy-0.4/xdms/xdms
[generic]                  164     261  62.8% -lh5- 88fb Jun 24  2007 mADFloppy-0.4/xdms/xdms.megacz
[generic]                 5405   13735  39.4% -lh5- 3a79 Jun 24  2007 mADFloppy-0.4/xdms/xdms.txt
---------- ----------- ------- ------- ------ ---------- ------------ -------------
 Total        38 files   71284  157292  45.3%            Mar  3 20:01

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