I have a simple question that currently may not have a simple answer. Is it possible to package an Atari .atr file into a Windows .exe file? If there is no simple answer, is there a way to do this at all?
PS. The same question applies to all the other common Atari file formats as well such as .xex, .com, etc.
You can make a windows .bat file that would run altirra. You would have to put the .ATR you want in the 'disk drive' of altira before you make the batch file.
In other words, you can make a MS DOS batch text file, named 'myaltirra.bat' or anything .bat using notepad.
You get the notepad application by searching for it. search for 'notepad'. Then you type in your MSDOS command, like 'cd/users/myname/desktop/altirra in one line then 'altirra64.exe' in the next line, both lines with RETURNs.
You save your .bat file as a text file 'myalt.txt'. Then you have to get a DOS prompt as Administrator (Windows won't let you name a file with a .bat extension unless you are Administrator.)
at DOS prompt type 'copy myalt.txt myalt.bat'.
Now you can go to DOS prompt and type 'myalt' and it will execute Altirra the same as if you entered Altirra.
This seems not to be such a great idea. It is same as entering Altirra.
'I tried to delete this.'
Edited by russg, Sun Jul 10, 2016 12:47 PM.