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May 7th, 2011

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Filler Video #1

5 1/4 Floppy Disks

Additional Information and Corrections:

  • Yes the audio quality is sub-par. Those strange humming noises are what vehicles sound like when running noise removal tools on the audio stream.

  • One other difficulty with 5 1/4 disks is that, unlike the drives for 3 1/2 disks, if you do any file writing with a low-density disk in a hi-density drive, the disk will never again work properly in a low-density drive even though that's its format. Stupid, hunh?

  • Yes, the disks I'm showing off there are for Thexder, which is a really epic game that I should do an ADG Episode of sometime soon. :)

  • Here's that link again to RGB Classic Games: http://www.classicdosgames.com

  • It appears there's been a new development in getting files off of these old disks. If you head on over to http://ascii.textfiles.com/archives/2503 you can find information on a special conversion kit you can get which will allow you to plug a 5 1/4" drive into a USB port. This is not a simple procedure though and you may need some additional stuff so make sure you read the article fully before deciding to go this route!

  • In case you want a more direct link to purchase the Floppy to USB conversion kit, here you go: http://shop.deviceside.com/prod/FC5025 - It's still a good idea to read the article at the previous link first though because the process for using this thing is quite involved.

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