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Offline amigakid

backup copy program
« on: June 08, 2016, 07:53:27 AM »
What is the best program to use to backup original games (mainly ones like Psygnosis and other hard to crack ones)?  I want to make backup copies of the originals I have that have on disk copy protection.  Also is there anyone that has disk number one of Leander and Sword of Sodan?  Mine don't work and would like to have a working copy.  Also is there a program that can grab the disk image to store on a thumb drive or something (thinking about getting one of the compact flash drives or USB thumb bays for my Amiga 4000 and would love to copy my large software library so when original disks fail I can copy a new one.  Suggestions are welcome as well as if anyone has any copies of these programs.
 

Offline Lizard

Re: backup copy program
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2016, 01:33:08 PM »
Most original disks cannot be backupped without using additional hardware.
In the old days there was Cyclone (from the makers of X-Copy) which could backup most disks.
This program also had a piece of hardware which was put between the floppy-port and the external disk drive.

For more modern solutions there is the SuperCard Pro from Jim Drew and the Kryoflux from the creators of X-Copy.
 

Offline TheMagicM

Re: backup copy program
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2016, 01:37:10 PM »
Quote from: amigakid;809648
What is the best program to use to backup original games (mainly ones like Psygnosis and other hard to crack ones)?  I want to make backup copies of the originals I have that have on disk copy protection.  Also is there anyone that has disk number one of Leander and Sword of Sodan?  Mine don't work and would like to have a working copy.  Also is there a program that can grab the disk image to store on a thumb drive or something (thinking about getting one of the compact flash drives or USB thumb bays for my Amiga 4000 and would love to copy my large software library so when original disks fail I can copy a new one.  Suggestions are welcome as well as if anyone has any copies of these programs.


back in the day, I copied originals with synchro express.  worked all the time!
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Offline zipper

Re: backup copy program
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2016, 03:02:45 PM »
Agreed, everything. But sometimes it took a very long time on Syncro mode as my drives probably differed a bit on speed.
 

Offline amigakid

Re: backup copy program
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2016, 09:45:19 PM »
Great thanks for the info all, I will start trying to hunt some of those down.  With some games hitting close to the 30 year mark I don't expect the floppies to last too much longer.  Does anyone have the first disk of Leander or Sword of Sodan by the way?  I need to replace mine.
 

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Re: backup copy program
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2016, 10:00:10 PM »
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Does anyone have the first disk of Leander or Sword of Sodan by the way?  I need to replace mine.

Here you go. user/pass = guest/guest

Leander (disk 1):
http://www.som99.se/Leander-d1.adf

Sword of Sodan (disk 1):
http://www.som99.se/Sword%20of%20Sodan-d1.adf
« Last Edit: June 08, 2016, 10:16:26 PM by som99 »
 

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Re: backup copy program
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2016, 10:29:32 PM »
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Does anyone have the first disk of Leander or Sword of Sodan by the way?  I need to replace mine.

Here you go.

Leander (disk 1):
http://www.som99.se/Leander-d1.adf

Sword of Sodan (disk 1):
http://www.som99.se/Sword%20of%20Sodan-d1.adf
« Last Edit: June 11, 2016, 12:33:36 PM by som99 »
 

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Re: backup copy program
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2016, 06:00:34 PM »
Tell me when you have grabbed the ADF files so I can remove them :)
 

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Re: backup copy program
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2016, 10:35:46 PM »
Awesome thank you very much
Got them
 

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Re: backup copy program
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2016, 12:33:54 PM »
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Awesome thank you very much
Got them


You are welcome!