I’m going to put up a sample file or two, but I wanted to get the smallest complete group of bytes that I can…. ie like one full sector, etc.
So far, I’m just basically streaming bytes, via disk copy software, from the drive into memory on the amiga. I’m “sniffing” this connection via the daisy chain port, and have that connected to my SX controller. I start up my software right before the copy, and so I’m getting the first 100kb that comes out of the drive.
What I don’t know yet is this: Am I getting the correct amount of data that the drive is actually putting out? I’m going to use DMS or something that allows me to copy exactly one track, and then compare how much data I’ve received to what it should be….. This will be the true proof that I’m close.
I also want to fully decode, by hand (if possible), the MFM data — at least the full sector header, anyways. But this damn goofy amiga MFM spec is crazy, and so I might end up using a couple small routines to do it. I don’t fully understand how it works, but I *do* have the necessary documentation, etc
I’ll have stuff up by Saturday…..