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#1 Boat Doctur

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Posted 18 December 2014 - 12:45 PM

Is it possible, have a bunch on floppy discs.

Thinking the answer is no but I`ll toss it out here. Can games from floppy`s be copied to cd`s

And would anyone like to try? Got tons on floppy discs


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Posted 18 December 2014 - 01:19 PM

Sure...you can do that. You copy the floppys to your computer and then to another medium.

Details: How to copy a floppy disk to a CD.

Of course, you will need a floppy disk drive.

Don't be surprised to find the floppys degraded to an unreadable condition.


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Posted 18 December 2014 - 01:27 PM

left out the important part, their 5.25



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Posted 18 December 2014 - 06:31 PM

Yes it 'can be done'. The probability factor finding all the hardware parts and software. The trial and error making it work. Then balancing that with the timeless question of, is it all worth it? But the more important question is, can you make this now CD ready data work, on an existing machine?

Somebody documented their efforts back in 2011. It's now 3 years later and probably a little more difficult aligning all the necessary factors. Not to mention likely a little more expensive.

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Posted 19 December 2014 - 12:06 AM

only because I have lots of games from my Commodore 128 days



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Posted 19 December 2014 - 05:17 AM

only because I have lots of games from my Commodore 128 days

 

Then you will need a Commodore 128 system emulator to play them with. This will get you started ... http://www.the-commodore-zone.com/articlelive/categories/Emulators/ .

 






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