There has been some exciting developments recently here at SPS, over the past few months we have been working very hard toward generic MFM support, which in short means we can look forward to the following..
- Around 50-60 Amiga games will now be able to be preserved, that were previously awaiting this support.
- The first non-Amiga disks will be preserved
Since the last update, even while doing all this, we have of course still been preserving other Amiga games, and the next batch is already shaping up very nicely.
So please do head over to the WIP section and check out the 2008 entries - there are new reports for April, May and June:
- 2008-04-15 - Analyser: Continued Generic MFM support
- 2008-05-28 - Analyser: Progress
- 2008-06-13 - Analyser: Progress
- 2008-06-16 - Analyser: Block Matching
- 2008-06-22 - Analyser: Testing
- 2008-06-24 - Analyser: Dealing with read errors
- 2008-06-25 - Analyser: Block Pattern Matching Continued
- 2008-06-26 - New Amiga Disk Formats Supported
- 2008-06-27 - Amstrad CPC Emulator Support for IPF files
We’ll keep adding WIP entries so you can follow our progress through this “next level” of SPS’ preservation efforts!
We would also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their continued donations and support. Especially in the case of Amiga games, finding new games is increasingly difficult, and we are now looking at almost exclusively having to purchase specific titles that are on the Wanted list or otherwise missing in order to move forward.