Tatung Einstein – Floppy disk creation

Update : This guide is now a bit old. Please use with caution.

This guide will help you write a disk image to a 3″ disk for use in a Tatung Einstein. This process can also be followed for disks to be used in a Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW or a Sinclair ZX Spectrum +3

You will need…

  • A PC with a internal 3” floppy disk drive
  • A Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7 or 8 PC with a real floppy disk controller, USB drives do not work
  • Some 3″ floppy disks
  • CPCDiskXP (Download from cpcmania.com)

And this is how you do it.

  1. Install CPCDiskXP making sure you also install the FdInstall.exe package
  2. Start CPCDiskXP
  3. Click the Open button, and choose the DSK file you want to write to disk.
  4. Choose the Drive you want to write the disk image to.
  5. Most games will use DSK Side 1, Floppy Head 1.
  6. Press Write Disk. Now wait for the image to be written to disk. Press OK when done.

Go ahead – try the disk in your Einstein. If this method fails, you can use the alternative method of writing the disk using a piece of software called OmniDisk. I will write a guide for this piece of software in the future.

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