• Writing Victor 9000 Variable Speed Disks with a Fixed Speed 1.2MB Drive

    27 Feb | 22
    • in Victor 9000 • 
    • by FozzTexx

    A little over a year since I started down this road , I've finally managed to do it. There were definitely some unexpected twists and turns along the way. But yes, that's right, it's now possible to write out Victor 9000 / Sirius 1 floppy disks without having to use an actual Victor machine. As with everything, one project leads to another. There is an annual BBS Week contest on RetroBattlestations that happens in the middle of February. With my success of getting my Victor to...

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  • Booting a Victor 9000 with Cereal

    30 Jan | 22
    • in Victor 9000 • 
    • by FozzTexx

    In February of 2021, with a brand new standing desk completely devoid of clutter, I polled Twitter to ask what retro computing project I should attempt . Trying to get my Victor 9000 to boot was the most popular, and so off I went to attempt it, knowing in advance that it was likely to be an extremely difficult challenge, because not only does the Victor use a rather unusual floppy encoding system, I wasn't even sure if my Victor was completely working. The Victor 9000 (renamed as the...

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