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Hello, trying to find way how to modify floppy disk image file, for example DISK.IMG size 1474560 bytes.
It can be opened with ArcLite - read only. Also Observer VDISK it opens - read only.
Found TC plugin WCX: "IMaGinator v1.5 Copyright (c)2003 Andreas Ziemer" anyway don't get it to work in Observer wcx directory...
Do you know plugin that can write .IMG files? Thank you very much for any hint...
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Ok, found "IMaGinator v2.2" and now it is working - again only read only. Looks that Observer supports wcx only read only.
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Post by buniak_a_h »

Hiro, you can unpack (by Observer, e.g.) in new folder, change what you want and then create new image (by CDBurnerXP, e.g.). No?
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This is true, I do it this way. Anyway best is to edit it directly in Far.
So I'm doing it now with ImDisk - mount file as virtual drive, modify with Far and unmount again with ImDisk (with extension ImDisk Toolkit: sourceforge .net / projects / imdisk-toolkit/ ).
For now using of ImDisk virtual drive looks most efficient way how to edit floppy image files...
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Hiro wrote: Wed 08 Dec, 2021 09:56 Looks that Observer supports wcx only read only.
Observer opens any containers as read-only by design.
You might try to use the IMaGinator via the WCX connector plug-in. It is x86-only and has a number of known issues but should generally work in 32-bit FAR3.
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HaRT wrote: Wed 08 Dec, 2021 17:06It is x86-only
Sources available, someone can build x64 version.

Can anybody share sample.img file to tests?
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Do you require that the modification of the image is done in FAR? Because if not, then you can mount the image as a new volume using ImDisk, simply perform whatever modifications you need using any tool at all and then save the image again...
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pepak wrote: Wed 08 Dec, 2021 21:31 you can mount the image as a new volume using ImDisk, simply perform whatever modifications you need using any tool at all and then save the image again
It's exactly what they currently do:
Hiro wrote: Wed 08 Dec, 2021 17:03 I'm doing it now with ImDisk - mount file as virtual drive, modify with Far and unmount again with ImDisk
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Hiro wrote: Wed 08 Dec, 2021 09:56 Ok, found "IMaGinator v2.2"
x86 dll has missed lib_gcc_...dll in dependencies and not loaded, x64 works fine in total commander x64.

I've build x64 version wcxconnector and added it with Imaginator v2.2 to Multiarc.
After that far+Multiarc x64 can show contents of .img files.
But any attempt to read/delete/append files doesn't work -- Archiver reported exit code -1073740940.

Maybe I just haven't enough expirience about settings wcxconnector.
x86 version with old imaginator v1.6 also doesn't work in my tests.
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