This is something about what I worked, thinkered for some time. Something what Atari people needs. Place where can find relevant infos about good old SW, diverse problems related - like compatibility, problems with some images, cracks, where to get games, etc.
Instead new page, expanding existing Game Archive : http://atari.8bitchi...STGA/astgam.php
The idea is to link from there to AtariMania for STX images, to host decent floppy versions - without
intros, and especially without changes, writings in game (screens) by crackers. With better TOS
compatibility than many old cracks etc. Then, infos about known problems, verification of completeness
etc. There may be even infos about on which menu disk is game available - but it is lower priority.
Priority is to sort out existing mess with tens of thousands of images avaialble online. Quality
opposite to quantity. We don't need 15 sites where can DL same, unchecked images in 3-5 versions, while
versions differ often only in listed cracker, and bootsector. Unfortunately even some 'official' sites
suffer from same problem. See Lankhor site - there are some 5 versions of Maupiti Island listed as
different cracks, while all is made by one person.
Instead like above, I want to see checked content, where games self are in first place. So, need user
feedback, informations about what is good, tested. What is bad, on what, when and similar.
I guess that there are still many floppies in good shape of originals. But it is hard to find now what
to image, make Pasti. Not much people will go, and seek what is already on sites. Best is to have
central "Pasti image needed" list, updated regulary.
Background, reasons: not much happened in last 6 years, except Atarimania . They have really a lot of
Pasti images. But all it may be better - we need verification, some lists (as mentioned above) etc.
During adapting games for hard disk, I encountered many bad images, and even fixed some games from
multiple sources. It would be too bad that all that knowledge just waste.
If we not doing this in oncoming decade, it will be never made. As everyone know, floppies last
It will for sure go slowly - and who expects that will see soon thousands of stuff there, or even
just thousands of infos there, will be disappointed.
Useful infos, reliable and checked content, up to date solutions is what we need.