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#1001 Farb OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun May 13, 2018 7:10 AM

@BigBen One question - I can't read the disk label on your Synapse New York City disk - is it the dual release with Electrician on the back? I'm assuming so because there is a dump of Electrician but I don't see a disk in your photo.



#1002 Zarxx OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun May 13, 2018 8:39 AM

A few stragglers from Collection 3.

 

Original 2 disk set which would come bundled with UK 1050 drives. The Pay-Off (already in collection), Home Filing Manager and Atari Graphics Demo.

Non original disk images - Beneath the Pyramids, Bio-Defense, Vaults of Zurich.

Attached File  New 13-05-2018.zip   19.14MB   74 downloads

 

Re-scanned this manual with a lower dpi for a more reasonable size.

Attached File  Birth of the Phoenix.pdf   25.47MB   42 downloads



#1003 Mclaneinc ONLINE  

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Posted Sun May 13, 2018 12:11 PM

Any problem with the AA server, downloads are incredibly slow even for 19mb files..Talking 41 mins to finish..Had it with 3 files earlier...

 

??

 

Just wondered if there's an issue..



#1004 www.atarimania.com OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun May 13, 2018 2:56 PM

Solo Flight should be Solo Flight - Second Edition.

 

Confused with the Spy Hunter disk. According to your picture, shouldn't it be US Gold? Are the SEGA and US Gold releases 100% the same?

 

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#1005 Farb OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun May 13, 2018 3:00 PM

Confused with the Spy Hunter disk. According to your picture, shouldn't it be US Gold? Are the SEGA and US Gold releases 100% the same?


We have examples of original Sega and U.S. Gold disks that are identical. Of course that doesn‘t mean they all are.

#1006 BigBen OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun May 13, 2018 3:50 PM

Thanks for the warm welcome. I like to join you. In addition, I can check my disks collection for function and replace defective disks.

@ijor: Thanks for the tip. I knew the problem with fragile floppy disks. Look at the Drobzone picture. There are two tracks in the magnetic disk, but it was not mine. Since only helps to renew the disk.

@Farb: Synapse - One Disk with two sides. You can see it on the lable.


Here are the next floppies.

 

MS-Copy and Im Namen des Koenigs have a MFM track in FM format for copy protection.
The ATX format does not support this.

PaperClip use a Joystick Dongle.

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#1007 BigBen OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue May 15, 2018 4:07 PM

The next update.
Zaxxon is not running anymore. Does anyone have a working ATX file?
I would like to restore the original disk.



#1008 BigBen OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue May 15, 2018 4:09 PM

The next update.
Zaxxon is not running anymore. Does anyone have a working ATX file?
I would like to restore the original disk.

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#1009 Zarxx OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue May 15, 2018 4:39 PM

The next update.
Zaxxon is not running anymore. Does anyone have a working ATX file?
I would like to restore the original disk.

 

Image of mine.

 

Attached File  Zaxxon (1983)(Datasoft)(US)OS-B.zip   4.37MB   58 downloads



#1010 BigBen OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue May 15, 2018 4:53 PM

Thank you Zarxx for the files.
Next small update.

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#1011 DjayBee OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu May 17, 2018 11:14 AM

The next update.
Zaxxon is not running anymore. Does anyone have a working ATX file?
I would like to restore the original disk.

 

Zaxxon actually does work but it is the version which is mega-picky about the OS in the Atari. It only works with NTSC OS-A and OS-B (unpatched!).

 

You seem to have forgotten to dump the B-sides of Winter Olympiad.

 

And as a note: The B-sides of the Spy vs. Spy Trilogy are copies of the respective A-sides.



#1012 BigBen OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu May 17, 2018 2:03 PM

 

Zaxxon actually does work but it is the version which is mega-picky about the OS in the Atari. It only works with NTSC OS-A and OS-B (unpatched!).

 

You seem to have forgotten to dump the B-sides of Winter Olympiad.

 

And as a note: The B-sides of the Spy vs. Spy Trilogy are copies of the respective A-sides.

About Zaxxon - Thanks for the information.

OK, make a new dump form Winter Olympiad.

Spy vs. Spy trilogy - I have both sides read in for security.

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#1013 BigBen OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu May 17, 2018 2:22 PM

This is my complete Electronic Arts collection for our 8-bit Atari. If there is still a game or application of ECA, please report.

There are also games in the same ECA cover design.

 

Have fun...

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#1014 kheller2 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu May 17, 2018 2:56 PM

The next update.
Zaxxon is not running anymore. Does anyone have a working ATX file?
I would like to restore the original disk.

 

 

why is AR The Dungeon stamped with the words "DEMO" ?



#1015 BigBen OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu May 17, 2018 3:12 PM

 

 

why is AR The Dungeon stamped with the words "DEMO" ?

This was a dealer version and was stamped with the reference demo.


Edited by BigBen, Thu May 17, 2018 3:12 PM.


#1016 Allan OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri May 18, 2018 3:10 AM

Does Age of Adventure have two sides?

 

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#1017 BigBen OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri May 18, 2018 2:10 PM

Does Age of Adventure have two sides?

 

Allan

 

Thanks Allan!

 

Age of Adventure and Super Boulder Dash have a second page.
Age of Adventure Side 1 - Ali Baba & the forty thieves - Side 2 The Return of the Heracles
Super Boulder Dash - Side1 Boulder Dash I, Side2 Boulder Dash II
Here are the right dumps.

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#1018 BigBen OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat May 19, 2018 10:09 AM

Here are the Synapse Games. Unfortunately, two floppy disks, Drelbs and Zeppelin, are broken. The magnetic coating much already when turning the disk as pieces from the shell. :(
I would like to renew both. Is there already a backup of these disks?

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#1019 ijor OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat May 19, 2018 12:32 PM

Here are the Synapse Games ...

 

Wooow !!! You have there a good, working, undamaged dump of Alley Cat. That is almost a dream come true. Thanks :thumbsup:

 

Yes, Zeppelin is much worse and almost every copy is severely damaged. But it is much more common.



#1020 Zarxx OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat May 19, 2018 1:14 PM

Here are the Synapse Games. Unfortunately, two floppy disks, Drelbs and Zeppelin, are broken. The magnetic coating much already when turning the disk as pieces from the shell. :(
I would like to renew both. Is there already a backup of these disks?

 

Here you go.

 

Attached File  Drelbs (1983)(Synapse Software)(US)OS-B.zip   5.3MB   56 downloads

Attached File  Zeppelin (1983)(Synapse Software)(US).zip   8.67MB   62 downloads



#1021 BigBen OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat May 19, 2018 4:45 PM

 

Pefect, thanks Zarxx.

The next part is here.

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#1022 BigBen OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun May 20, 2018 4:58 AM

The additional disks from MicroLeague Baseball have been added.

All of these games by Databyte have 26 sectors on track 37. The ATX files are not running.
What value must be at a8rawconv behind -p at 26 sectors to make a copy of the disk?

Mr.Robot and his Robot Factory
Boulder Dash Construction Set
Montezuma´s Revenge
Spy vs Spy
Atztec
- from Databyte - Track 37 with 26 sectors

Defective are the diskettes of LeaderBoard and Mercenary - The Second Citiy.
Mercenary copied the C64 and Atari versions on the same floppy side, bad attempt.

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#1023 CharlieChaplin OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun May 20, 2018 6:07 AM

Hmmm, think I had two or three diskettes where the C64 and A8 version were on the same diskside (mostly Mastertronic). These disks did not have copy protection at all, the unreadable data was the C64 version and a copy with a normal sectorcopy program worked fine (simply ignoring all unreadable sectors of the C64 version)...



#1024 AMenard OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun May 20, 2018 6:33 AM

Pretty much a noob when it comes to preservation... So I've got a few question if you don't mind.

How do you deal with copy protection?
What software/hardware are you using?
When you "rip" a copy protected disk, can you dump it back on a new disk and still have the copy protection intact?
Do you also preserve the manuals and copy protection devices?

#1025 ijor OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun May 20, 2018 7:47 AM

All of these games by Databyte have 26 sectors on track 37. The ATX files are not running.

 

I'm not at home to check your dumps. But many (most) Databyte copy protected titles are PAL only. Not the game itself, but it is the timing of the protection that is very tight and requires PAL timing. So make sure your emulator is configured for PAL setup. And the disk drive must also be configured for a plain Atari drive with accurate timing.






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