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Hi,

Can anyone tell me how I can add a DIY file to Amiga SWOS (the newest Windows program) offline savedisk?
This can be either the career.adf or the career_1617.adf, whatever works best.

I would like to play the WC 2018 DIY file, and in that post there is not explination at all. So I thought best to post it here, where I would expect a tutorial on this.

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Re: How to add a DIY file to an Amiga SWOS offline savedisk?
« Reply #1 on: 19 June 2018, 20:16:46 »
Hi,

Can anyone tell me how I can add a DIY file to Amiga SWOS (the newest Windows program) offline savedisk?
This can be either the career.adf or the career_1617.adf, whatever works best.

I would like to play the WC 2018 DIY file, and in that post there is not explination at all. So I thought best to post it here, where I would expect a tutorial on this.

kind regards,
Cofresi

EDIT: *** just seen that the WC 2018 DIY file, is a PC file, not an Amiga file, my bad  ::). Already posted a request on the Amiga forum.

Funny how I keep answering my own questions on this forum ;-) - just use this: http://www.viksoe.dk/code/downloads/adfview.zip when using the Windows version.

>> Additional question: I also have FS-UAE installed with a SWOS version for the Amiga, there I think I have to be in the folder /users/myusername/documents/fs-uae/Save States/SWOS 96 - 97/ where the file Save Disk.sdf is. But I have no idea to open this in Windows 10. Would also really like to know how I can add a diy in FS-UAE, since I sometimes also use that on my Mac.
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Re: How to add a DIY file to an Amiga SWOS offline savedisk?
« Reply #2 on: 23 June 2018, 00:47:05 »
Total Commander, and AmigaDX plug in!
Google does it!

About FS-UAE:
This emulator doesn't write to the actual ADF file. It makes temporary copies with a different suffix.
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Re: How to add a DIY file to an Amiga SWOS offline savedisk?
« Reply #3 on: 23 June 2018, 21:58:42 »
Thanks, I will add this to my Sensi notes  :) , now just waiting on a WC 2018 DIY for Amiga, already seen the PC version on the forum though.

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Re: How to add a DIY file to an Amiga SWOS offline savedisk?
« Reply #4 on: 23 June 2018, 22:25:35 »
Total Commander, and AmigaDX plug in! Google does it!

About FS-UAE:
This emulator doesn't write to the actual ADF file. It makes temporary copies with a different suffix.

Well, it doesn't here.

When I have installed the AmigaDX plug in, in Total Commander it does not open the ' Save Disk.sdf ' file at all. Already tried renaming it to ADF / HDF, doesn't work either. So is the SDF file then in reality one of these suffix's below?

On the AmigaDX plugin: "With this plugin you can extract/view ADF, DMS, ADZ, HDF, HDZ, DMP file types for Amiga Emulators (WinUAE, U*AE). "

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Re: How to add a DIY file to an Amiga SWOS offline savedisk?
« Reply #5 on: 24 June 2018, 21:15:45 »
Forget the SDF file. I already said above, it's a special FS-UAE file, as FS-UAE doesn't alter or rather save things on the actual ADF. It makes a copy for a larger and faster amiga file, called SDF. Don't mess with it. If you want changes, start over and use the ADF file.

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Re: How to add a DIY file to an Amiga SWOS offline savedisk?
« Reply #6 on: 25 June 2018, 19:11:50 »
Thanks, I will look into this later. It is not the most pressing matter now, since I do just mostly use the Windows version of Amiga SWOS to play nowadays.

Is there maybe a way to convert the WC 2018 PC diy file to an Amiga file?  ::)

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Re: How to add a DIY file to an Amiga SWOS offline savedisk?
« Reply #7 on: 25 June 2018, 21:04:04 »
Is there maybe a way to convert the WC 2018 PC diy file to an Amiga file?  ::)

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Re: How to add a DIY file to an Amiga SWOS offline savedisk?
« Reply #8 on: 26 June 2018, 16:52:37 »
Okay, that clears that up  ;) ;D

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Re: How to add a DIY file to an Amiga SWOS offline savedisk?
« Reply #9 on: 15 August 2019, 21:34:52 »
Forget the SDF file. I already said above, it's a special FS-UAE file, as FS-UAE doesn't alter or rather save things on the actual ADF. It makes a copy for a larger and faster amiga file, called SDF. Don't mess with it. If you want changes, start over and use the ADF file.


Although it is in relation to this matter, I now have a different set up: A new Macbook with FS-UAE running and it can run Fullscreen :-). The only problem I am facing is, how / where is the ADF file located if it is used at all? Since the saved highlights / tournaments go to the Save Disk.sdf file, so I might be able to open this and add custom tactics?

Now for the ADF file that normally contains the team, I think these are stored in the SWOS.zip file that FS-UAE Uses as the harddisk, I do see a 'data' folder there containing e.g. TEAM.000 to TEAM.085. So is there a way I could copy the SWOS 16/17 update to this zip file? So I can use it offline, since my Macbook is portable I could then play SWOS anywhere in the world ;-) with an updated database.

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Re: How to add a DIY file to an Amiga SWOS offline savedisk?
« Reply #10 on: 17 August 2019, 08:14:31 »
Just use the swos1617.hdf from online package and make zip file from it. Done!

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Re: How to add a DIY file to an Amiga SWOS offline savedisk?
« Reply #11 on: 21 August 2019, 21:26:53 »
 ;D thanks, I will do that, and see if it works.

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Re: How to add a DIY file to an Amiga SWOS offline savedisk?
« Reply #12 on: 22 August 2019, 22:55:50 »
Just use the swos1617.hdf from online package and make zip file from it. Done!

Thanks, the only thing I still do not get is how to get the custom made .tac and .diy files from my PC save.adf file into FS-UAE on my Macbook. Since in the SWOS.zip that I use as a harddisk now, there are no .tac or .diy files in de 'data' folder, so should I add them into the 'data' folder so that FS-UAE copies those to the fast savedisk it makes called the Save Disk.sdf? Since I cannot touch the Save Disk.sdf file as you mentioned earlier in this forum.

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Re: How to add a DIY file to an Amiga SWOS offline savedisk?
« Reply #13 on: 22 August 2019, 23:05:08 »
Just use the swos1617.hdf from online package and make zip file from it. Done!

Thanks, the only thing I still do not get is how to get the custom made .tac and .diy files from my PC save.adf file into FS-UAE on my Macbook. Since in the SWOS.zip that I use as a harddisk now, there are no .tac or .diy files in de 'data' folder, so should I add them into the 'data' folder so that FS-UAE copies those to the fast savedisk it makes called the Save Disk.sdf? Since I cannot touch the Save Disk.sdf file as you mentioned earlier in this forum.

Just add the save disc from online as your floppy in FS-UAE. Done!
And if you need to transfer files from existing adf files to on another, use Total Commander with AmigaDX plugin. Google helps...

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Re: How to add a DIY file to an Amiga SWOS offline savedisk?
« Reply #14 on: 23 August 2019, 12:17:28 »
Thanks for the quick reply, mounting the floppy drive makes sens  ::) ;D. And I've got ADF viewer for the transfer between those files, as you mentioned before ;-) Works good.