WebDiskWriter by The Electronic Knights
screenshot added by bifat on 2021-02-21 18:13:56
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release date : february 2021
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popularity : 53%
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added on the 2021-02-21 18:13:56 by bifat bifat

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Cool, nice tool.
rulez added on the 2021-02-21 18:32:45 by bodo^rab bodo^rab
Fantastic idea! It would be nice to have a centralized store where you can register your adf for download so that it's easier to find them!
rulez added on the 2021-02-21 22:15:15 by notorious notorious
tool thumbs.
rulez added on the 2021-02-22 16:16:19 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
WebDiskWriter is a tool with ridiculously small memory and CPU
requirements that allows you to write disk images directly from
the internet via HTTP to disks on your Amiga.

Crazy but very COOL idea!
rulez added on the 2021-02-22 16:18:39 by sim sim
A tool for proper demoshows!
rulez added on the 2021-02-22 17:19:06 by ham ham
GadTools thumb
rulez added on the 2021-02-25 19:16:20 by grip grip
Yes it's gadtools, but font sensitive nevertheless. :-)
There's always the latest version at http://home.sm41.de/tek/tools/webdiskwriter.lha.
added on the 2021-02-25 19:20:38 by bifat bifat
My thumb was sincere and I can tell from the screenshot(s) that it's font sensitive. It's nice to see a program that follows the guidelines! I personally stopped fiddling with TP cables and PCMCIA NIC:s when wifi became the norm and I purchased a CF->PCMCIA adapter, but this is a very cool tool and idea nonetheless and the proper GUI is a bonus.
added on the 2021-02-25 19:30:54 by grip grip
And I stopped using Compact Flash adapters and such. I would never go back to NOT using network. :-)
added on the 2021-02-25 19:37:38 by bifat bifat
Version 0.5 now supports Pouet and Aminet searches.


Download link to the always latest version:
added on the 2021-02-26 19:31:16 by bifat bifat
Absolutely great idea!! I look forward to trying it with my A1200 and the WIFI PCMCIA WPA2/AES card :)
rulez added on the 2021-02-26 23:10:18 by Sir_Lucas Sir_Lucas
Can it handle DMS files, too?
added on the 2021-02-27 06:42:51 by grip grip
DMS, not (yet). I always hated this format, so I'm not really enthusiastic about adding support for it...
added on the 2021-02-27 06:49:38 by bifat bifat
I'm still using DMS out of habit but I'll try to remember putting any future release in ADF format in order to support this tool (and, apparently, Gotek drives).
added on the 2021-02-27 12:03:58 by grip grip
grip: I know the feeling. DMS has a nice GUI frontend on Amiga, so I'm usually providing both ADF and DMS images in final versions.

As for the tool: thumb up for its own crazy cool sake of course
rulez added on the 2021-02-27 14:21:59 by d0DgE d0DgE
A large number of new features is in the works. No answer from Demozoo. Contacted Exotica for access to a huge data corpus of Amiga productions. Current screenshot:

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We tested at Rabenauge HQ yesterday on an A600 and Kick2.x. We watched demos per projector and OSSC from network and disks for hours...
added on the 2021-03-01 14:25:22 by bifat bifat
We tested at Rabenauge HQ yesterday on an A600 and Kick2.x. We watched demos per projector and OSSC from network and disks for hours...

Oh boy, man! \o/
added on the 2021-03-01 19:23:22 by sim sim
This looks awesome.
Tried it now on the real thing, but it gives me an error.
Also can't get a dir on pouet and aminet.
rulez added on the 2021-03-02 12:16:56 by VincentGR VincentGR
First check network connectivity and name resolution:

# ping home.sm41.de
PING smhome.dyn.schulze-mueller.net ( 56 data bytes
64 bytes from icmp_seq=0 ttl=56 time=52.622 ms

You can start the tool in commandline mode:

# webdiskwriter verbose get http://home.sm41.de/tek/tools/webdiskwriter.lha
Requesting: http://home.sm41.de/tek/tools/webdiskwriter.lha
Content type: application/octet-stream

Current version is now 0.72, btw. We're now searching a funkier name for the program, current favourites are "Lubricator" or "Smøremiddel".
added on the 2021-03-02 12:57:35 by bifat bifat
Connection is fine, ping is working and browsing via iBrowse.
I'm pasting the above command and:

Cannot initiate request
Error saving file.
added on the 2021-03-02 15:16:03 by VincentGR VincentGR
I see little that could explain this. Are you perhaps running a bsdsocket.library < v4? e.g. in my case it says
# version bsdsocket.library
bsdsocket.library 4.332
I'm requesting library version >= 4. I didn't check if version 3 would do. Feel free to contact we at bifat et neoscientists piste org. You could for example test with a debug version of httpclient.library.
added on the 2021-03-02 15:28:38 by bifat bifat

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