Floppy disks are a removable storage medium in which data is recorded onto a flexible magnetic surface.
Pippin floppy disksEdit
The default media for the Pippin platform are CD-ROMs, but the consoles can be expanded with a Pippin expansion dock to read and write saved game files to floppy disks. Pippin floppies are formatted in HFS, the file system used by Macintosh computers at the time. To directly access files on a floppy disk, a software shell such as PEASE or Macintosh on Pippin can be used.
The floppy drive can be emulated through a floppy extension daughtercard to a FloppyEmu unit, which allows the use of a Secure Digital (SD) card to store multiple 400K, 800K, and 1.4MB disk images. This can be a viable storage alternative for early Pippin Atmarks with revision 1.0 "KINKA" ROMs as they do not support external SCSI drives without a 1.2 ROM upgrade.
- ↑ Video Game Bible 1985-2002, p.61 by Andy Slaven, Trafford Publishing. 2002.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 A floppy drive for the Bandai Pippin by Piérre Dandumont, Journal du Lapin. 2017-09-03.
- ↑ Floppy Emu and the Apple Pippin by Steve Chamberlin, Big Mess o' Wires. 2017-08-18.
- ↑ FDユニット自作 その１ (Japanese) by Kankoba, MAISON PiPPiN, GeoCities. Archived 2002-03-05.
- ↑ SCSI接続その１ (Japanese) by Kankoba, MAISON PiPPiN, GeoCities. Archived 2002-11-15.
- ↑ PEASE Turbo Support Page, Maki Enterprise. Accessed 2017-04-16.