Sun, 26 January 2014
On this episode of Antic, the Atari 8-bit Podcast: we delve into the mystery of floppy drives, talk with Paul Nurminen about his love of Atari, and rescue adventure games off of cassette tape.
You mentioned that Shugart worked on a drive with no sectors, just one spiral track. A drive like that was eventually made by Radofin for a number of 8-bit computers, like ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64: http://www.worldofspectrum.org/showmag.cgi?mag=Crash/Issue21/Pages/Crash2100104.jpg http://www.mos6502.com/friday-commodore/strange-peripherals-the-triton-quick-disk/
I can't remember if the exact issue was mentioned, but I'm curious about the "hidden sector" article in Antic magazine, does anyone know what issue it was in? Also, agreed on the vacuum cleaner sounds. Is it possible to not hard pan everyone to either left or right? In my car it is so disorienting having one voice be just on the left, then one just on the right, etc. Keep up the GREAT work guys, I love this podcast so much.
The background noises in this episode were so extreme that I had to stop listening... Either someone was vacuuming a room or a dishwasher was running next to someone's head, but the steady noise (as well as all the clunks and bangs) made it tough going this time around. :-(