Is SainT unable to write to floppy?

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Is SainT unable to write to floppy?

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Hi, I can't seem to do anything in SainT that includes writing to an emulated disk. Is that normal for this emulator?

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Re: Is SainT unable to write to floppy?

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I gave up on the SainT emulator and am now using Steem SSE 3.5.0 with the Pasti DLL. I had the same problem in Steem until I figured out where to configure Pasti and turn off the read-only option.

Maybe that will help someone else.

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Re: Is SainT unable to write to floppy?

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Hi,

Sorry for delay I'm not really often on that forum. Yes SainT does support the disk write but only on .ST and .MSA images.

Btw stay tuned for a new incoming SainT version with a cool features... :)
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Re: Is SainT unable to write to floppy?

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Thanks leonard, I'll certainly check it out.

Is there a reason for not supporting disk write with pasti .STX images?

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Re: Is SainT unable to write to floppy?

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I've not used Pasti images but I am sure I read this format is read only?

http://www.atari-forum.com/wiki/index.p ... sti_format

http://www.atari-forum.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=22821

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Re: Is SainT unable to write to floppy?

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AnakiMana wrote: Is there a reason for not supporting disk write with pasti .STX images?
Absolutly not. I didn't know that PASTI support disk write anyway. I'll probably have a look at it.
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Re: Is SainT unable to write to floppy?

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Hello,

I've made several attempts to write to .MSA and .ST floppy images under last version of SainT (hopefully not The Last). Both .MSA images created under dir2msa, as well as uncompressed .ST images converted from those .MSA - with help of floimg (https://atari.8bitchip.info/floimgd.php) all return really weird error. Also, TOS version loaded into SainT does not matter.

The error is "Data on the disk in drive A: may be damaged".... regardless of what software tries to do the write operation. The same error happens when I try to access 1.44mb .ST files created with above software. It might seem that there's some kind of a hardcoded specific definition that makes floppy handling go haywire when it is not met.

And if I could have a bit of your attention to another issue - under anything higher than normal dpi the emulator window size makes "Run" button inaccessible. It is possible to stretch the window and see the button, but you can't click on it as it is beyond hardcoded window size limit. See screenshot included.

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