Saving data on floppies

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OK, this is what happened: I had a DOS formatted diskette with some exercise files on it and I wanted to add a game from the Online Apple II Disk Server.

I followed the instructions on the website but after I loaded the game (with the NO-FORMAT option) I discovered the DOS files were gone, DiskServer had overwritten the game data instead of writing them on the free space.

So... what are the options in order to load a game on a floppy and preserve the existent data?

Thank you very much for your replies. Smile

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Re: Saving data on floppies

You'll have to use a utility like Ciderpress on the PC to manipulate the information within a disk image. ADD/delete/rename/copy, things like that. Or something like Copy II+ to merge/copy multiple files on the real physical disks.

That's provided the disk image from the disk server is made up of individual files and is not a "full disk" game.

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Re: Saving data on floppies

Definitely easier to load games onto a separate floppy, if you have a spare. (Sorry, know that doesn't answer your question!)

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Re: Saving data on floppies

Keith, thank you for the reply.

I hoped there was a simpler solution... I think I'll stick with the 1-disk 1-game option. Smile

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Re: Saving data on floppies

CWJ_Wilko,

thanks for the reply, yes that's what I think i'm gonna do.

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