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#1 Kyle22 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:29 PM

Here we go with my official hack of the Rich Man's 80 column word processor.  Recently recovered from one of my VERY old disks.

 

I posted some possibly confusing messages in the old thread; it was a re-learning process.

 

Here is the "official" Poor Man's 80 column WP.

 

Attached are two files. You may do either:

 

1> Boot side A directly if you have an OmniView-XL OS.

 

                              or

2> Boot side B first, wait for loading to stop, flip the disk and press START.

 

                              or

 

3> Boot a DOS disk and rename POORMAN.AR1 to POORMAN.COM, after you do that, you may boot side A only, load OMNIVIEW.COM, press START, then load POORMAN.COM.

 

Three ways to use it.  Files attached.

 

Attached File  pm80_A.atr   90.02KB   59 downloads

Attached File  pm80_B.atr   90.02KB   52 downloads

 

Hope you like.

 

:)

 



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Posted Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:16 PM

ah now this project has been a long winding road... I am so glad it finally made it!  I remember your' mention of several times over the years...

 

A brand new real floppy disk is being created for this, in fact a second copy is being made on a totally different drive as well just in case...



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Posted Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:25 PM

Hope you like it.  As I said, I thought this was lost forever...



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Posted Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:33 PM

Good jorb, Kyle :)

 

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Posted Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:23 AM

I am completely unaware of the word 'jorb'. I am confused. I hope it was complimentary :)

 

...?



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Posted Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:56 AM

I believe it was.



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Posted Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:00 AM

I am completely unaware of the word 'jorb'. I am confused. I hope it was complimentary :)

 

...?

 

Its ok :)

 

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Posted Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:51 AM

Is this different than the Richman's 80 column WP in the other thread? I'm just curious, I'm not interested in either myself, The Last Word is exactly as it's name states for me and my Atari. And since TLWP is free, I can't see a better choice for an Atari man, rich or poor.


Edited by Gunstar, Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:53 AM.


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Posted Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:01 PM

   This software is teleported from way way way long ago and The Last Word is brand spanking relatively new. Many of us used now ancient software and find it a comforting friend......

   The Last Word is of course the go-to full blown all around super tool of choice. I find it is nice to fire up what we used for 15 years of our lives every once in a while and use it again! It was the first of it's kind for the most part... done well.... and ran with a small footprint on a poor mans computer...think 800 without mosaic ram or too few cards.... 

   This thing was a savior at the time!


Edited by _The Doctor__, Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:13 PM.


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Posted Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:53 PM

Well done Kyle, its not my sort of thing but I applaud the work done on it..

 

Thank you..



#11 Kyle22 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:16 PM

Is this different than the Richman's 80 column WP in the other thread? I'm just curious, I'm not interested in either myself, The Last Word is exactly as it's name states for me and my Atari. And since TLWP is free, I can't see a better choice for an Atari man, rich or poor.

 

This is the same, but Rich Man's is copy protected. My cracked one is Poor Man's because you can be poor and still afford it (free).

:)

 

BTW, I also use The Last Word. I did this crack many years ago before TLW existed.






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