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retro-io Floppy Extractor Online

Postby marcelschoen » Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:49 am

Hi folks,

I have now an early release of my floppy image extractor web application online. It looks still pretty rudimentary, but the functionality is there (upload image, download as zip, or download single files from the image).

http://retro-io.com

It now also contains a download-link for a primitive desktop UI tool version; it's an executable Jar file, so you need to have a Java 8 runtime installed.

Cheers,
Marcel
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Re: retro-io Floppy Extractor Online

Postby brax » Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:17 am

Awesome job! I think this is pretty cool
Any plans on adding more disk image types?

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Re: retro-io Floppy Extractor Online

Postby crashman » Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:14 am

Great job!
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Re: retro-io Floppy Extractor Online

Postby Mug UK » Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:24 am

Had a quick play with this yesterday on both ST & C64 disk images. How easy would it be to make it a stand-alone util (I assume using Java) so it would run locally?
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Re: retro-io Floppy Extractor Online

Postby marcelschoen » Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:44 am

brax wrote:Any plans on adding more disk image types?


Well, yes, I would like to implement support for Atari XL images, and maybe others, but I need to get more information about them. I'm not sure, for example, if Krypto-Flux-images (IPF?) could be meaningfully processed. Generally, my tool is based on a Java library that I put on Github, so all information about current format support is always there:

https://github.com/marcelschoen/retro-io

The project not only contains the Java source code for processing floppy images, but also documents about these formats. I think I probably have enough information for an implementation of an Atari XL handler (these images seem to be relatively simple), but other formats are somewhat more complicated. I had the luxury of using the work of others to get support for the ".ST" (based on a DOS ".IMG" library) and the ".ADF" (Amiga, ported from a JavaScript library) formats, but for other new formats, I'll have to do all the hard work myself. :-)

Mug UK wrote:How easy would it be to make it a stand-alone util (I assume using Java) so it would run locally?


There actually IS a tool built into the library. It just has a very primitive Swing UI, and it does not allow to extract single files; only to look at the contents, and then extract them all into a Zip file. The tool comes as an executable Jar file, so you have to have a Java 8 runtime environment installed in order to use it. Then you could just double-click the Jar file. I have not yet any defined download-location for that, but I will do that this evening. I'll just put it on the same webserver that houses the online web application, and then I'll put a link into the online app. I'll post a notice here when it's done.

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Re: retro-io Floppy Extractor Online

Postby Dew-It » Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:44 pm

Can't download it. Get as zip link not working.
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Re: retro-io Floppy Extractor Online

Postby marcelschoen » Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:18 pm

Dew-It wrote:Can't download it. Get as zip link not working.


What can't you download? Do you have an image that doesn't work? Can you send it to me or attach it here?

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Re: retro-io Floppy Extractor Online

Postby ccarl84 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:33 pm

It's a great tool genius!

Thank you

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Re: retro-io Floppy Extractor Online

Postby marcelschoen » Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:50 pm

I added the executable Jar download-link to the tool's page. When you have Java 8 runtime environment installed, just double-click the Jar file to run the tool and see the (butt-ugly) Swing GUI.

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Re: retro-io Floppy Extractor Online

Postby Eero Tamminen » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:58 am

Mug UK wrote:Had a quick play with this yesterday on both ST & C64 disk images. How easy would it be to make it a stand-alone util (I assume using Java) so it would run locally?


You didn't mention which OS you're using. On Unix machines (Linux, OSX etc), content on *.ST disks can be extracted with MTools "mcopy" command:
https://www.gnu.org/software/mtools/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mtools#Usage

And Hatari's "hmsa" tool can be used to convert *.MSA disk images to *.ST format.

One can also just mount the *.ST image file as floppy and access it directly.

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sudo mount -o loop image.st directory/


On Windows, you could install the Linux subsystem to use Linux command line programs:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_S ... _for_Linux
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/window ... tall-win10

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Re: retro-io Floppy Extractor Online

Postby Mug UK » Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:21 am

It's for use on Windows and I can use the Java applet in the same way as I do my Kyroflux app. Nice and simple.

Linux is still something I need to learn, especially for the new job. Managed to happily avoid it until now :)
My main site: http://www.mug-uk.co.uk - slowly digging up the bits from my past (and re-working a few): Atari ST, Sega 8-bit (game hacks) and NDS (Music ripping guide).

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