What's new in Disk Jockey
v2.5.2 (January 2023)
- Have you heard? BlueSCSI v2 is out! To help you get set up, Disk Jockey can automatically create a ROM device file containing utilities for your vintage Mac. Add this ROM device to your BlueSCSI SD card and it'll show up on your Mac desktop. (BlueSCSI v2 only)
- Disk images are now sized to be multiples of 32 KB. You will probably not notice the difference unless you're a SCSI device that tries to reconcile the actual image size with the space it occupies on disk. In that case, you'll breathe a sigh of relief.
- Fixes for an issue with the auto-updater not running properly on some configurations.
- Some little interface tweaks and corrections.
v2.5 (October 2022)
After months of poring over some frankly dusty PDFs and some really weird disk images, the following features were added:
Multiple Partitions support
- You can now add partitions to your BlueSCSI or RaSCSI device images. Not only can you add blank partitions (like HD SC Setup does on a classic Mac), you can also inject existing disk images of your choosing and they will appear as additional volumes.
- System 6.0.8 and System 7.1 built-in. Wouldn't it be nice to be able to have a disk image that not only contains a lot of empty space but also has a working System folder that you can boot from? Inject System 6.0.8 or 7.1 (or both!) as additional partitions in your disk image!
- Up to 16 partitions by disk image!
A lot of ProDOS love ❤️
- You can create device images that contain blank ProDOS partitions (up to 32 MB as Woz intended). Or you can inject your own (Total Replay anyone?).
- Blank ProDOS partitions are automatically formatted by Disk Jockey. No prompt, just space!
- Disk-O-Matic now reads ProDOS disks images (in Disk and ProDOS order). Browse through them and revisit cherished (and possibly embarrassing) memories.
- Support for 2MG images.
- Download files: while browsing in Disk-O-Matic, do you notice a file that you'd like to retrieve locally? Double-click on its name and Disk Jockey will drop it in your Downloads folder. This works with HFS and ProDOS volumes.
- HFS files have their resource fork preserved. Yes, APFS on modern macOS still supports forks and Disk Jockey knows how to deal with them.
- More ProDOS love: if you download an AppleSoft Basic file to your computer, Disk Jockey will automatically parse it and save it as a listing that you can read in a text editor (or print, so you can painstakingly type it back in later).
- Disk Jockey can now update itself (thank you, Sparkle framework). You won't need to refresh Twitter every 10 minutes to see if an update has been posted anymore.
- Less obtrusive help: buttons with question marks will appear only when necessary. Click on them if you're lost or need some additional information.
- Better support of older Mac OS X versions. Now that I once again have a computer running El Capitan, it'll be easier for me to test ;)
- Bug Fixes & Performance Improvements! Just like the other guys!
Previously in Disk Jockey
- v2.1 (20220722): Disk Jockey Jr (
) lets you create disk images from the command line on macOS. An issue where some device images with a replaced Lido SCSI driver would show their HFS partitions as read-only has been corrected.
- v2.0.1 (20220712): Bug fix. This version corrects a crash that would sometimes occur when dealing with an HFS partition containing a large number of files.
- v2.0 (20220708): Disk-O-Matic can analyze your existing images. Bug fix: Images with a SCSI driver now work on all Macs, from the Plus to the Power Macintosh G3.
- v1.6 (20220428): Corrected an issue that could cause some PowerPC Macs to crash with a Sad Mac on startup.
- v1.5 (20220415): Improved the disk name name generation code and fixed a bug that caused BlueSCSI to not recognize some disk image names (because they were longer than 32 characters).
- v1.4 (20220402): The SCSI ID selector was not disappearing properly (purely cosmetic).
- v1.3 (20220401): Couple of bug fixes
- v1.2 (20220331): Disk Jockey now runs on Mac OS 10.11 and up! Also, some interface tune-ups
- v1.1 (20220329): Bug fix for the SCSI driver not loading on all configurations
- v1.0 (20220328): First release!