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Getting an AppleSauce

LaPorta

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So, I caved and ordered a new AppleSauce 2. I will use this with the 3.5” FDHD drive and an Apple 5.25 drive. I have some Apple II stuff to archive, but I am of course really interested in archiving Mac stuff. My question to start is that I realized after purchasing that I don’t think that one can create Flux or full media images of Mac floppies…is that right? I want to be able to back up copy-protected stuff (like Uninvited, for instance), and understand this is the way to do it. Has anyone else done this with the AppleSauce?
 

olePigeon

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AppleSauce 1 and 2 are specifically designed to do flux level copies. Just make sure you got the sensor kits for the floppy drives.

It'll copy everything, including the copy protection and boot sector shenanigans. :) I've used both 1 and now my 2 to make backup copies of few of my copy protected games.
 

LaPorta

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Ok so even though there’s no specialized format (like the Apple II WOZ), it will copy it all? I did indeed order the sensors as well.
 

olePigeon

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I think it just uses the WOZ format, even for Macintosh disks. However, there's a new MOOF format, but I don't know much about it. I haven't been up-to-date lately pending fixing my Mac.

For anyone else wondering: The AppleSauce 1 is perfectly fine, too. It's just limited to Macintosh and Apple II stuff only. The new AppleSauce 2 added a PC floppy port. So now you can do flux images of PC disks, too. In fact, you can even import KyroFlux images into AppleSauce.
 

LaPorta

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All they had for sales were the version 2, so I just pulled the trigger. It’s an exciting tool that I’ll be able to use!
 

olePigeon

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Update: Just looked it up. Yep, the MOOF format is the new Macintosh specific format. So it's taking over and leaving the WOZ format for Apple II stuff.
  • New MOOF file format designed for Mac floppy disks. It allows for copy protected disks that can work under emulation as well as containing metadata to better describe the disk contents.
 
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