8" floppy system needed to recover old game data

Allison ajp166 at bellatlantic.net
Thu Oct 6 13:04:08 CDT 2005

>Subject: Re: 8" floppy system needed to recover old game data
>   From: Andy Piercy <andy.piercy at gmail.com>
>   Date: Thu, 06 Oct 2005 18:05:14 +0100
>     To: "General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts" <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
>I have an operational Z80 CP/M system that has 8" floppy drives which
>can read both DSDD, DDSD, SSDD, SSSD disks, and I can push the data
>out the serial port to a PC.
>Only problemo is I'm also located in the UK Fleet in Hampshire, but
>any good to you?

I have a operational z80 8" system here and it's 3000 miles closer to 
something thats' still 3000miles away. :)  Hardly helps though.

Ideally someone on the US west coast can handle it and ship the data via 


>On 06/10/05, Kieron Wilkinson <Kieron.Wilkinson at paretopartners.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I am hoping to help an ex-games developer access some very old game data
>> and source code stored on 8" floppy disks from a CPM system, data that
>> simply does not exist anywhere else and will otherwise be lost. (It is
>> the kind of stuff destined for MAME :)). I personally can possibly get
>> access to such a system, however we do not want to risk transporting the
>> media any more than necessary, and I am far FAR removed from where the
>> disks are located in San Francisco (I live in the UK).
>> Does anybody near here (or willing to travel there!) have such a system
>> and could help us out? As I said this is a one-of-a-kind opportunity
>> which should unearth games that were previously thought not to exist
>> (though most were not completed AFAIK). There is always the chance that
>> they are already lost (corrupted media), but we just won't know until we
>> try.
>> I would be over the moon if somebody could help us out with this! If you
>> can help, or know somebody else who can help, please contact me!
>> Thanks,
>> Kieron Wilkinson
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