I created an awful lot of DSK images, and it went a little like this ....
Having spent the first 15 years ish of my Computer Career without a GUI, they did not exist except in research ...
so when they actually started to exist in the mainstream I always chose them!
So despite all that UNIX (and CROMIX) command line training I do like the HxC Floppy Emulator GUI presentation
You can press the LOAD button and read in an .IMD file
Then press the Export button and select BMP format which can be used as what I call a .DSK format
But wait, there is more ...
The program has a Batch conversion function!
Annoyingly the IMG output is not present but RAW works
So several hundred conversions in my VM later, then transfer to the workstation, then sync from Workdir to Production, then Github up to the cloud, you should all notice a DSK directory inside code , disks
Due to a limitation on the number of files in a directory for Github I had to quite significantly change the way that images are stored
You will see there is now a sep dir for IMD HxC and DSK etcetera. So now you can browse the filetree in gihub graphically (ah, feels good )
Some errors ....
Whilst checking a few images I noticed that some .IMD files are in error , hence translating them to other formats will fail. Example, some have the wrong RPM rate, so when a 1.2MB image is converted to HFE format, if it embeds 300rpm then loading on a HxC drive fails because Cromix is expecting 360 rpm. Correcting it is a large segment of work. In principal you can take the files in the actual directory and then convert them via various means back to a working .IMD. I know Damian may add this facility to his java cromixfs so if I got really keen (no promises) I could check and convert. At some point in future! But for now I think there are many copies of OS levels so there should be at least one working copy per Cromix or CDOS or App level etc.
Okay, as usual, if I made any horrible faux pas, do report back.
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