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TI Artist original disk works - copies of the disk won’t work


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After making copies of the original 5 1/4 inch floppy of TI Artist to a 3 1/2 inch floppy and running it in Extended Basic the “Booting… Please wait.” Screen appears.  The operation fails to boot after about 20 seconds of loading the disk.  Message indicates “Device Error !  Task aborted.”  Please continue by pressing enter is displayed across the bottom of the screen. 
Is there something not being copied over from the original disks that makes this ‘copy’ not run?

 

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Ray

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Some disks had interesting copy protection schemes built into the disk encoding. One way to get past that problem is to use a track copying program (Copy-C is the most versatile here with the highest copy success rate). Not all track copiers generate a true 1:1 disk copy, but Copy-C does and was initially written to be able to copy such nonstandard disks to make personal backups.

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5 hours ago, Tursi said:

TI Artist+ was not copy protected. I ran copies of my original disks done with ordinary file copies.

 

You probably just have a bad copy.

 

yeah you can grab disk images off whtech if you need a new copy .. works great on TIPI so definitely not copy protected

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So I attempted to retrieve the files and transfer them to the TI via MFM but the files appear as Dis/Fix 128.  What am I doing wrong?  I then attempted using Omniflop but it failed to write to the disk and abandoned the operation. I’ll use a formatted disk and see if I have success. 

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Got the files transferred using PC-99 option 2>. TRANSFER A PC99 VIRTUAL DISK TO A TI-99/4A FLOPPY DISK option. 
Found out that my original disk had a track 0 error making the disk useless on the TI-99/4A - wrote a new disk and the program runs.  I have a question about the @NEWPATH configuration though, I can’t seem to run it from my RAM disk?  Has anyone tried this and used the file to configure the RAM disk to run the program?

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