Started by P, June 21, 2022, 01:59:29 pm
Quote from: P on June 21, 2022, 01:59:29 pm[...] It probably involves those markings on the spindle and the plastic cogs which a lot of people ignore.
Quote from: Lukān on November 24, 2022, 07:51:41 pmNow I'm tempted to get a second FDS unit once I can successfully rewrite two of my disks that have the wrong games on them, and see if this particular method helps with the compatibility issue with "home-written" disks.
Quote from: Skawo on November 25, 2022, 03:37:14 am[...]Sorry, it doesn't; that video's method is not correct and only gets it 'close enough', and then only on *some* drives. The proper method is described here in the "Spindle adjustment" section. If the drive doesn't read disks after that, then something else is mismatched: either the motor speed or the head screw.
Quote from: Bro3256 on November 25, 2022, 02:51:15 amI feel like FDS collecting turned into collecting for the labels and cover art instead of the actual games. You can buy a cheap disk with no label on it and rewrite it with practically any game you can think of that released on Disk System. Sure it probably won't match 1:1 with a rewritten copy from the factory nor the Disk Writer but it's close enough that a playable rewritten disk from today plays identically to one rewritten decades ago, so at that point you might as well either get an FDS Stick or focus on trying to get physical copies that have the labels and covers of the written game. I don't think rewriting old disks now is inherently wrong, especially if you're trying to restore a game's contents that were lost but I do think that detail needs to be mentioned if lets say you plan on selling that disk.