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Offline simon christoTopic starter

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RUNNING 8 BIT O/S ON PC
« on: January 29, 2024, 06:56:56 am »
Hi there!!
i'm running a old 8 bit O/S Emulator, on a Win 10 PC, and something is 'wiping out' my Newer Files, and replacing them with my Older Ones!!!
It's really Cheesing me off!!!

Where do I start, to find the Source of this Stuff??
Is it a Virus Protection System, or is it something else??
See what you think, Tah, Simon.
 

Offline SeanB

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Re: RUNNING 8 BIT O/S ON PC
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2024, 07:47:35 am »
Are you running under dosbox? That at least will run 8 bit PC software, and generally old files being written over new is from time and date being wrong, either the software attempts to real the RTC chip, which it is unable to do, and thus gets date as being Jan 1 1970.

Best is to run a VM and put the 8 bit OS into the VM, which will provide it with it's own filesystem nto associated with the base OS at all.
 

Offline simon christoTopic starter

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Re: RUNNING 8 BIT O/S ON PC
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2024, 01:19:56 pm »
Thanks, for your reply....
Tah, Simon.
 

Offline simon christoTopic starter

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Re: RUNNING 8 BIT O/S ON PC
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2024, 05:02:29 am »
it's sort of funny, that I haven't experienced this before?? Then again, I'm writting a lot more programs latley, and this is probally why.
.Why would changing to a DOS based Emulator be better?? I mean, Windows and DOS both have Date Stamps.

The other question is that - I can save 8 bit files to Windows format, but once it's in Windows format, how do I get it back to 8 bit format??
I've asked my user group, to no avail.It just would be good, as a Back-Up.

Reading the Amstrad Extentended Disc, looks like a very special format, and I find it difficucult to desifer this format, I'm sure there's a way though.

Tah Simon.
 

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Re: RUNNING 8 BIT O/S ON PC
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2024, 04:44:08 pm »
Maybe RTC chip is not emulated.
DOS or BIOS function asking a system time is not that.

Windows format is not altering the data.

Amstrad Extended Disc must have a format that the reading/writing machine can support physically.
After that you may need to write your own driver.
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