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Launching ADF files off of a HD...
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2008/10/21 16:32
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I will apologize immediately because I am certain that this has probably been asked a hundred times, but I have not used a classic Amiga since ... well, the beginning of time I suppose...

Anyway, I have an Amiga 2000HD and I also have quite a few programs that are in .ADF format... I would like to copy them up and run them off the HD... I have copied them up and needless to say they don't launch...

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated...


'Lost and confused...'

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Re: Launching ADF files off of a HD...
Not too shy to talk
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2006/11/26 17:45
Posts: 279
@outlawal2

There is no such thing like a "program in ADF format".

ADF files are backups of floppy disks. You have to write them back to floppy or mount them in a virtual floppy drive to do anything with them.

Note that most games do not run from a virtual floppy drive because they access the floppy hardware and do not use operating system functions to read data.

Some virtual floppy drives:
http://aminet.net/package/disk/misc/diskimage
http://aminet.net/package/disk/misc/xfs
http://aminet.net/package/disk/misc/fms_20

Software to write ADF files to floppy disk:
http://aminet.net/search?path=disk&desc=ADF

Bye,
Thomas

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Re: Launching ADF files off of a HD...
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@outlawal2

Use http://aminet.net/disk/misc/UnADF.lha to extract the files from the ADF.

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Re: Launching ADF files off of a HD...
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2006/11/20 16:26
From Norway
Posts: 3025
@outlawal2

ADF's where not designed to run from HD, some of games just kill the OS, some have AmigaDOS if they have; copy the files and assign the volume name.

on AmigaOS4 you can get ADF to auto start E-UAE.

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