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I don't think the list is very long. The history starts with the Atari 2600, which was firmly derived from older discrete logic but added a microprocessor primarily for raster racing: doing so is the only means to draw a 2d frame — it's not a clever way to get more from the system, it's the intended use of the system. That was consolidated as a dedicated ...


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The answer is a resounding no. Rexx was not a popular scripting language for DOS because it didn't offer any significant advantage over DOS batch files, besides the differing syntax which is a subjective benefit. Where Rexx really shines is as a scripting language for automating applications. That's how it was used on the Amiga. But since PC-DOS/MS-DOS is ...


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I guess you can't format say, track 81, start to read that track, then move to a target track formatted in Amiga format on the same drive and continue reading?


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You can actually read about 98% of an Amiga disk with a PC controller and just one drive, but at risk of destroying 2% of the data. The two-drive solution overcomes these limitations. Credit for the two-drive trick should probably go to Vincent Joguin, who first implemented this in 1999. He applied it to NEC's floppy controller, but others are compatible ...


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This only works with 2 drives on the same controller and cable. The floppy controller doesn't know when the disk (hardware) has been switched on the port (software), so a transfer command can be issued on the IBM formatted disk, but run on the Amiga disk. This answer comes from the documentation for the utility Disk2FDI. Here's an excerpt from docs\tech\...


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