DP Collection: a plea for missing files

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DP Collection: a plea for missing files

Postby Sparrowhawk » Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:16 pm

I've been slowly getting as much of my QL software off diskettes and onto my PC's hard drive.

It's quite impressive how many disks still work, but a few alas have not survived the ravages of time. Although I took copies of all my software, in some cases neither the original nor the copy works now, and I was hoping somebody could help me out with a few files, if they have them themselves.

Today I copied over my Digital Precision Collection - 10 disks. Thank goodness for the backups as most of the originals are flakey! The files that did not make it are:

Disk 3 - CPORT_zip
Disk 8 - the whole disk (neither the original nor the backup are readable)

I can provide proof of purchase by way of a photo of the original disks and the pale blue printout from DP congratulating me on the purchase if required.

Thanks in advance for any help on this.


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Re: DP Collection: a plea for missing files

Postby Outsoft » Thu May 03, 2018 9:00 pm

Sparrowhawk wrote:I've been slowly getting as much of my QL software off diskettes and onto my PC's hard drive.

It's quite impressive how many disks still work, but a few alas have not survived the ravages of time. Although I took copies of all my software, in some cases neither the original nor the copy works now, and I was hoping somebody could help me out with a few files, if they have them themselves.

Today I copied over my Digital Precision Collection - 10 disks. Thank goodness for the backups as most of the originals are flakey! The files that did not make it are:

Disk 3 - CPORT_zip
Disk 8 - the whole disk (neither the original nor the backup are readable)

I can provide proof of purchase by way of a photo of the original disks and the pale blue printout from DP congratulating me on the purchase if required.

Thanks in advance for any help on this.


I've the original dumps of all 10 disks and I've 2 set of Originals that works well.

RICH: is ok If I send to him the image of the 2 disks If he have the originals?


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Re: DP Collection: a plea for missing files

Postby RWAP » Thu May 03, 2018 9:50 pm

Outsoft wrote:
RICH: is ok If I send to him the image of the 2 disks If he have the originals?


That is not for me to decide. Various people on forums moaned that I was doing this so I no longer offer the service.

In reality what we need is more people to track down the copyright holders and obtain their permission to make more QL software freeware. Unfortunately, there are very few people interested in doing this


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Re: DP Collection: a plea for missing files

Postby Dave » Fri May 04, 2018 3:05 am

It is legal to provide someone with a back-up copy of software that they already have in their possession. Particularly if it is degraded by time.


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Re: DP Collection: a plea for missing files

Postby Sparrowhawk » Fri May 04, 2018 2:41 pm

I have been offered copies of the missing files and I have sent proof of ownership, so no further action necessary here - but thanks Simon for your offer.


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Re: DP Collection: a plea for missing files

Postby Sparrowhawk » Fri May 04, 2018 2:41 pm

Dave wrote:It is legal to provide someone with a back-up copy of software that they already have in their possession. Particularly if it is degraded by time.


This is my understanding too. I'm no lawyer, but it does just seem common sense.


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