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#1301 Zarxx OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:03 PM

Indus GT Disk Images

 

Attached File  Indus.zip   17.18MB   52 downloads

 

DOS XL System Master Diskette.jpg GT Albert E Spreadsheet.jpg GT Data Manager.jpg GT Estate Word Processor.jpg

 

Created ATX as they have skew formats. The only one that is protected is Albert E. Spreadsheet with a track of duplicate/phantom sectors, see insert below.

 

GT Albert E Spreadsheet - Insert.jpg

 



#1302 Farb OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:27 PM

Thanks for this and your previous round of contributions, Zarxx!



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Posted Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:09 PM

RetroGames stuff: Educational Software in Spanish:



#1304 Farb OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:34 AM

Rescued these.

 

What do you mean when you say these were "rescued"? Was this the result of multiple dump attempts or hand-tweaking things using other dumps?



#1305 Zarxx OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:38 AM

What do you mean when you say these were "rescued"? Was this the result of multiple dump attempts or hand-tweaking things using other dumps?


If you’d have seen the state they were in, you would understand. They were full of silt and grit from water damage and took a good clean before I could get a image, even then they were like sandpaper. A few we didn’t have were not so lucky.

All as is, no tweaking.


Edited by Zarxx, Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:24 PM.


#1306 _The Doctor__ OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:38 AM

Yesss original dumps!



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Posted Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:13 AM

Brave person, not sure even after a clean I'd want one of those in a drive of mine..Bit of missed sand and that's a scrape on the head..eek..



#1308 Clay Cowgill OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:51 PM

Finally got some time to hit another small stack of disks I've had sitting here for ages. Some were really rough (Alligator Mix in particular was super-scratchy and sluffing oxide, unfortunately). I tried a few ATX conversions just to be sure I had the drive set up right, but didn't go through all so I can't vouch for overall quality.

Do we want more images of ANTIC disks? (there were a few more I didn't run this time)

 

https://www.dropbox....atch 7.zip?dl=0

 

 



#1309 ijor OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:40 AM

3. What is the format of the host data record? This is present in early ATX files (such as Hellcat Ace on Atarimania).

 

It was used for helping in remote debugging the old VAPI imaging tool that run against a Happy. The main issue was that some people had problems with the serial port running at ultra speed. It contains some information about the computer that was running the imaging tool, such as the exact version of Windows. It was supposed to be a temporary record. It probably shouldn't have been present in the distributed version of the file images.



#1310 luckybuck OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Sep 9, 2018 2:02 PM

Hi together,

 

Maybe it is useful, to get a quick overview, what is, as of July 2018, already in the archive so far? More than 1,600 titles are in now. Have made for this purpose a text file of the complete titles:

Attached File  Atari_8bit_Preserved_Software_2018-07-26.txt   153.3KB   40 downloads

So, if something you have is missing in the file, please let us know, so we can go for the 100 %.

Big sorry, that is an old disease of mine, I have already abandon all hope to meet the cure... ;-)

 

Before contacting, please be so kind and take a look for the title in the search field:

http://a8preservatio...software?page=1

there is a chance, that it is meanwhile in the archive, so no need for double work then. :-)

But double work is indeed necessary, if the [!] is missing. Only titles with [!] are verified. Therefore, you can help us very much even for verifying! With that technique, I could found out, I had a fake original disk of the Atari Word Processor CX404! The checksums of the atx images speak a clear language here.

 

Thank you soooo much for your support in the name of the community.


Edited by luckybuck, Sun Sep 9, 2018 2:28 PM.


#1311 morelenmir OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:26 AM

I've said it before and I'll say it again right now--many, many thanks for doing this! I cannot overstate how vital the work is. I have been mourning the loss of my giant collection of A8 disks for the last fifteen years... They were destroyed by damp and mould while stored supposedly safe in my grandmother's house. I must have had well over a thousand games.  However even then they were mostly all cracked copies in multi-menus, the collected output from a Portsmouth-area cracking group in the 1980's. I believe it was mainly comprised of employees from IBM Havant and so nod-and-a-wink official they had their own Atari representative at the meetings! However, the wealth of software offered here goes so massively beyond that it cannot be properly appreciated! Once more--many many thanks!!!

 

Is there a trick to getting hold of the latest torrent release? I have found one that went back to 2015 and am currently downloading--and intend to seed whenever I have bittorrent operating--the magnet which Kyle very kindly offered above. This is marked 21st of June, 2018. Is there a newer one?


Edited by morelenmir, Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:26 AM.


#1312 _The Doctor__ OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:54 PM

nope, that's the last iteration.



#1313 luckybuck OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:08 PM

@morelenmir: Well, you can help, of course, please download the attached text file, > 1,600 titles and check, whether you have titles not listed there... If you have a hit, please contact Farb here. Quite easy, isn't it?

 

@The Doctor: Sorry, Atari 8bit Preserved Software 2018-07-26 is the latest, was distrubuted at the Fujiama meeting and is 770 MB in size.

 

=> @morelenmir: If I send you the 770 MB, can you create, according to your posting, a torrent of that for the others?

 

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#1314 _The Doctor__ OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:24 PM

?? okay...

 

that is the text file list.... not the torrent of that latest that was distributed...

of course it would take me about 10 minutes to grab the whole thing and put it up...

depending on how fast the http or ftp server can feed me


Edited by _The Doctor__, Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:32 PM.


#1315 luckybuck OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:49 PM

Cool, please stand by. :-)



#1316 luckybuck OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:54 PM

Just forgot: if an

[!]

is in the title, this means, this title is double checked with checksums and needs no further copies. If it is missing, it would be cool, to have another one, in order to check, whether the checksums match. Thank you all very much in advance.


Edited by luckybuck, Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:57 PM.


#1317 _The Doctor__ OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:05 PM

ding ding ding come and get it!

 

magnet:?xt=urn:btih:444dce42792857c0a69f554f24700279e7266171&dn=Atari%208bit%20Preserved%20Software%202018-07-26.zip

 

ding ding ding come and get it!

 

only took 7 seconds... :)

 

I'm told it's working w00t


Edited by _The Doctor__, Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:17 PM.


#1318 luckybuck OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:27 PM

Thank you so much Doctor! :-)))



#1319 luckybuck OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:26 PM

Big sorry, that was the 'old' text file without the

[!]

Please find attached the corrected version.

Sorry.

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