WACCI 136 Index - Home Page www.wacci.org.uk


01 - Thanx & Stuff 02 - WACCI On-line 03 - French Connection 04 - Scart Connections
05 - Contributing 06 - Pirates Ahoy! 07 - Ask The Internet 08 - 101 Uses For A Dead CPC
09 - Breaking Your CPC 10 - Programmers' Patch 11 - A-Z Of Computing 12 - A Word From Dave
13 - Famous Last Words

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And now... how to break your CPC again

Jonty presents: the Patent WACCI Disc A-side/B-side Conversion Method. (Right. Let’s see how good Quark XPress’s spell-checker really is. – Richard)

Do you own a 5.25" or similar drive? Are you only using a single side of the disks because you don’t understand how to use a utillity like MS800, Maxidos or even the Bonzo suite? Then here is a method I found allows me to use both sides of a 5.25" disk when I don’t want to use a non-standard format method.

What’s required

A pair of sharp scissors
A sharp pencil
A ruler, or straight-edged card etc.

How to do it

With the pencil, draw two straight lines across the face of the disk cover from the present cut-out notch over to the opposite edge. Cut a notch the same size (approx 0.25cm – that’s 1/10in) out from the opposite edge. As long as you don’t over-cut, the notch you shouldn’t hit the actual disk itself.
  Now draw two lines across the face of the disk cover, from the small hole which sits at eleven o’clock to the large central hole. Cut out a slot roughly a centimetre from the large central hole. Turn the disk over and repeat the action at point X from the small hole, which should now be sitting at roughly two’quote clock. You are cutting over the top of the actual disk this time, so try and keep the scissors raised from the disc face.

And finally

Format the disc using whatever utility you prefer: verify the disc before using it. If all cut edges are flat, there should be no problems with the disc from now!

Please note

Anyone who damages their disks trying out this method has done so on the understanding that they have carried out the work incorrectly! I have simply described a working method and make no guarantees to this method working if not carried out with extreme caution.

Jonty’s Diary

For future refference I WILL be PC based from the end of this month and will be learning to use the new machine as fast as posible (sorry, the spell-checker appears to have imploded – Richard). For those who may wish to contact me who are stern-fast CPC’ers I WILL be keeping my CPC active untill I can’t repair or get spare parts for it. I WILL STILL be contactable with 3”, 3.5” as well as 5.25” disks. I can and AM doing artwork for PC as well as CPC games adventure etc and can be contacted/SMS’d at: 07899 822528.
  I have a NEW BT land line number that is no longer PD, and appologise to those who may have been trying to reach me at the old number since the 25th of this month.
  I will be setting up a multi-media games related website and email address contact point in the nearest possible future. Once this takes place I WILL inform everyone who may be interested in Wacci as well as DARKSIDE Night Life etc.
  ANYONE creating a CPC, PC, PLAY STATION etc based game that requires additional artwork - or assistance with artwork based ideas contact me and we’ll talk.
  Night Life#7 IS being written over the next couple of months and WILL be available from issue#1/#7 in ALL CPC disk formats and PC formats in the near future.
  YOURS SCINCERELY
  Jonty.


01 - Thanx & Stuff 02 - WACCI On-line 03 - French Connection 04 - Scart Connections
05 - Contributing 06 - Pirates Ahoy! 07 - Ask The Internet 08 - 101 Uses For A Dead CPC
09 - Breaking Your CPC 10 - Programmers' Patch 11 - A-Z Of Computing 12 - A Word From Dave
13 - Famous Last Words

WACCI 136 Index - Home Page www.wacci.org.uk