Stay tuned... there are more Prevues to come.

Discuss the reverse engineering and emulation (as opposed to simulation) of any sort of Prevue hardware, including Atari-based and Amiga-based EPG channels and the Amiga-based Prevue/TV Guide channels.
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Re: Stay tuned... there are more Prevues to come.

Post by AriX » Mon Feb 08, 2016 3:59 am

WeatherSTARIII wrote:That's an awesome discovery AriX! Where did you find these Sneak Prevue floppies?
Long story, hope to tell it soon!

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Re: Stay tuned... there are more Prevues to come.

Post by PajamaDarkness » Tue Feb 09, 2016 5:27 pm

Can't wait!
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Re: Stay tuned... there are more Prevues to come.

Post by RiverNix123 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:25 pm

any more developments?
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Re: Stay tuned... there are more Prevues to come.

Post by PajamaDarkness » Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:30 pm

RiverNix123 wrote:
Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:25 pm
any more developments?
That's what I'm waiting for too.
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Re: Stay tuned... there are more Prevues to come.

Post by RiverNix123 » Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:19 pm

PajamaDarkness wrote:
Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:30 pm
RiverNix123 wrote:
Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:25 pm
any more developments?
That's what I'm waiting for too.
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Re: Stay tuned... there are more Prevues to come.

Post by AriX » Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:45 pm

RiverNix123 wrote:
Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:19 pm
PajamaDarkness wrote:
Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:30 pm
RiverNix123 wrote:
Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:25 pm
any more developments?
That's what I'm waiting for too.
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Sorry all - I've been so busy and haven't had a chance to dump these floppies yet. A couple of months ago I finally figured out how to do it but now I need to actually get it all dumped. I'll try to prioritize this - may have some time next week!

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Re: Stay tuned... there are more Prevues to come.

Post by PajamaDarkness » Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:08 pm

AriX wrote:
Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:45 pm
RiverNix123 wrote:
Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:19 pm
PajamaDarkness wrote:
Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:30 pm

That's what I'm waiting for too.
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Sorry all - I've been so busy and haven't had a chance to dump these floppies yet. A couple of months ago I finally figured out how to do it but now I need to actually get it all dumped. I'll try to prioritize this - may have some time next week!
Can't wait to hear more.
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Re: Stay tuned... there are more Prevues to come.

Post by AriX » Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:45 am

Some updates on this... I was able to dump the disks! I should be able to post them very soon.

Some notes:
  • I actually have two copies (two main system disks and two data disks) from different cable systems
  • Unfortunately, I think my Amiga's floppy drive went bad, and all of the disks seem to be damaged. I am still able to read parts of them - just a few files are inaccessible. Luckily I believe I got a good dump of one of the sets before they went. I'm looking into data recovery so we can get the rest.
  • The Sneak Prevue software doesn't seem as immediately usable as the Prevue Channel software. It doesn't have many/any graphics and it boots up to a screen that simply says "Fo". But I will still upload it for folks to play with!
  • I am sure there is some way to get it up-and-running. I'm guessing it's not going anywhere because it's trying to talk to the Pioneer LD-V8000 LaserDisc player over serial. Luckily, I've got one of those! But for this to be more broadly useful, we might need some code to simulate the LaserDisc player.

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Re: Stay tuned... there are more Prevues to come.

Post by tin » Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:53 am

Hey AriX, good to see this!

I can send you another DD, or you can send me the disks perhaps - either/or - if that's useful.

Will certainly find some time to play with the images when you post! :)

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