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Re: The Bear Essentials Physical Disk Version

PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:40
by Graham
Look at all that green appearing in the list!

Well done Vanja :D

Re: The Bear Essentials Physical Disk Version

PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:46
by Ant
Vanja, you are an absolute champion! Amazing and beautiful work.

Re: The Bear Essentials Physical Disk Version

PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:18
by demografica
What do the asterisks beside some of the names signify?

Re: The Bear Essentials Physical Disk Version

PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:58
by Andreas
I think it is that the persons that ordered more than one copy, number of asterisks == number of copies.

Re: The Bear Essentials Physical Disk Version

PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:42
by Vanja
Yes, Andreas is right :) It was just to help me remember that the person ordered more than one copy. Some people asked for additional copies a while after they had preordered one, so their names would be far apart in the list.

Re: The Bear Essentials Physical Disk Version

PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 2:56
by Ant
Mine arrived and it's so amazingly good! Seriously, one of the best bundles of goodies I've received in ages!

Re: The Bear Essentials Physical Disk Version

PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2017 12:15
by Vanja
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What's this, then?

The new black 5,25" floppy disks for batch #2 of The Bear Essentials are unnotched, and I don't feel like notching 250 disks, so I had to modify one of my drives to ignore the write protection.

There's a fancy way of doing this with a switch to turn it on/off but since I don't have the required components I went for a temporary solution.

I used the same 1541-II drive I used to copy batch #1, because it works perfectly and the top lid was already loose.

First I unscrewed the little green circuit board with the sensor that checks if the disk is write protected.

Then I used a piece of metal wire to connect the green and orange wire in the picture, tricking the drive into thinking that the unnotched disks aren't write protected.

It works great, so far I've copied the game onto 50 unnotched disks! :) Batch #2 will start shipping soon.

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Re: The Bear Essentials Physical Disk Version

PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2017 9:57
by Ant
Oh wow! That's cool.

Re: The Bear Essentials Physical Disk Version

PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2017 12:15
by Roysterini
Un-notched!! Nice.

You clever sod!

Re: The Bear Essentials Physical Disk Version

PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2017 8:06
by Graham
Aye, well done Vanja!

Un-notched disks will add to the professionalism of the already professional looking game :D