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#1 jc78_2005 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu May 26, 2011 10:44 PM

i cant seem to find the info i need for doing this? is it doable? most game files im finding are stx, and im wanting to copy them to an actual floppy. any help?

#2 AstFan OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri May 27, 2011 2:21 AM

i cant seem to find the info i need for doing this? is it doable? most game files im finding are stx, and im wanting to copy them to an actual floppy. any help?


STX is special format for copy protected floppies. It is not possible to convert it to usual writeable formats as ST or MSA without loosing protection infos.
If you want to write some game to floppy you need to DL some crack which is usually in writeable format as ST or MSA. In some rare cases STX is possible to convert to ST, MSA format - because people imaged many floppies without actual copy protection in STX format. But you need to be expert to judge what is such.
'Conversion' self is doable only with emulator on PC.

#3 Charlie_ OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri May 27, 2011 4:58 AM

i cant seem to find the info i need for doing this? is it doable? most game files im finding are stx, and im wanting to copy them to an actual floppy. any help?


Where are you finding these games?
All the games over at http://www.climatics.com/downloads.php are MSA :)

#4 jc78_2005 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri May 27, 2011 8:04 AM

i cant seem to find the info i need for doing this? is it doable? most game files im finding are stx, and im wanting to copy them to an actual floppy. any help?


Where are you finding these games?
All the games over at http://www.climatics.com/downloads.php are MSA :)


atarimania is where i was looking, and ohh thank you so much for the link!

#5 rcamp48 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:27 PM

I have some Atari files over at : https://mega.nz/#F!A...F4KndD2Nfmml_Sg

Enjoy: Russ Campbell

 

PS: I have a way of converting .ST files into floppy disks for the Atari ST.... PM me for more info........Russ


Edited by rcamp48, Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:28 PM.


#6 ParanoidLittleMan OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Mar 1, 2018 2:54 AM


PS: I have a way of converting .ST files into floppy disks for the Atari ST.... PM me for more info........Russ

Yes, forums are place where we need to PM people about what we like to know instead getting answers in public area.

Stop with idiotic posts in old threads.


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#7 rcamp48 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Mar 1, 2018 10:29 PM

Sorry, you are right, first of all you need an old machine with Windows XP on it, and then you need Omniflop.exe a PC program that will convert almost everything  to either 3.5 inch or 5.25 inch disks, but be forewarned, this program says it will not work with USB drives but it does actually work with .ST files that are 720 K in size (but not with single sided disks) unless you have an old computer with an ancient floppy drive that still works. Note also I have over 800 Atari ST original disks and have converted some of them to .ST files. For those of you who are interested I should be getting a GOTEK floppy drive emulator that will run .ST files from a USB stick, looks promising but I may prefer the disk versions (they don't always crash).... Russ Campbell

 

 

the link in my previous post is dead, here is the new link: 

 

https://mega.nz/#F!E...rNCq5KeMvAQvoeA

 

More than just Atari files all retro files ................   Russ


Edited by rcamp48, Thu Mar 1, 2018 10:33 PM.


#8 Nebulon OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:44 PM

FloImg seems to work well for .ST files

:

https://www.atariupt.../en/4137/floimg

 

http://atari.8bitchip.info/floimgd.php






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