V-MAX! sector ID decoder added to CBM Flux Studio

I have been having a look at custom V-MAX! sectors in NIB and G64 files recently. Today I added a sector ID decoder to CBM Flux Studio.

CBM Flux Studio: V-MAX! sector ID decoder by Luigi Di Fraia
CBM Flux Studio: V-MAX! sector ID decoder

The interesting thing that I was able to appreciate on the back of such change is that a G64 of “After Burner” side 0 produced by KryoFlux’s DTC shows that all tracks (but tracks 1, 17, and 18, which use CBM sectors) have the write splice set shortly before V-MAX! sector 0 (for tracks 1, 17, and 18 the write splice is set before CBM sector 0). This suggests DTC is handling the conversion to G64 in a sensible way, adding padding outside of data sectors.

I plan to add a whole block decoder next, along with an option to align V-MAX! tracks and possibly shorten them as done by LordCrass’s tool Revolution-V. Shortening a track means being able to write it to disk without having to slow the drive’s motor from 300 rpm to 297.5 rpm.

Stay tuned for more!

About Luigi Di Fraia

I am a Senior DevOps Engineer so I get to work with the latest technologies and open-source software. However, in my private time I enjoy retro-computing.
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