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Signed On Mar 30, 2012, 02:45
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News Comments > Prince of Persia Source Code Rediscovered
9. Re: Prince of Persia Source Code Rediscovered Mar 29, 2012, 23:25 GaiamarkGames
 
Dev wrote on Mar 29, 2012, 22:01:
Alamar wrote on Mar 29, 2012, 21:48:
Three words... ebay dot com...
Also, it wouldn't surprise me if you could hook up a normal PC floppy drive to an apple 2 emulator program and get the stuff off that way.

In any case, I agree, I don't know the longevity of floppy media.

If they're Apple-formatted 3.5" floppies, which store 800k instead of the DOS 720k, then they can't be opened by a normal PC floppy drive. The easiest way to copy the files is to get an pre-OSX Mac with a floppy drive, image the disks, and then copy the disk images to a PC, where they can be read by software like CiderPress or an emulator.

As far as longevity, I still have all my old 3.5" disks for my IIgs and they were still able to be read as of 2007 or so.
 
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