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Word Processor Training Data Diskette CX8120

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#1 luckybuck OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Sep 2, 2017 8:04 AM

Hi together,

 

Thanks to Farb, we discovered, that the:

 

The Atari Word Processor Training Data Diskette CX8120

 

in the AtariWiki:

 

https://atariwiki.or... Word Processor

 

isn't an original disk! AtariWiki is deeply sorry for this, because our intention is the real deal, of course.

 

Luckily, the disk isn't protected, so creating an atr of the disk, shouldn't be the problem.

 

Is someone out there in the galaxy, who owns that disk and hasn't written to it?

 

Or at least can acknowledge that this directory:

 

The ATARI Word Processor Training Data Diskette CX8120.jpg

 

is genuine?

 

Thank you so much for your help to preserve the ultra rare CX-boxes.

 

We really appreciate your help.



#2 Fred_M OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Sep 2, 2017 9:12 AM

Hi Roland,

 

I just made an ATR copy of my original disk. The disk directory looks the same  :)

 

I hope you can use it  ;)

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#3 luckybuck OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Sep 2, 2017 10:48 AM

Fred, you are the best!

 

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#4 Fred_M OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Sep 2, 2017 1:00 PM

You're welcome Roland  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:



#5 Farb OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Sep 2, 2017 6:04 PM

The Atari Word Processor Training Data Diskette CX8120 in the AtariWiki isn't an original disk! AtariWiki is deeply sorry for this, because our intention is the real deal, of course.

Just to clarify, the Atariwiki dump came from an original disk. What Ijor found, however, is that the disk has been modified from its fresh-out-of-the-box state. It wasn't write-protected originally, so perhaps the Training Disk encouraged the user to write out their work back to the disk?

In any case, I just wanted to make sure the distinction is clear between original media and _unmodified_ original media. We see it frequently with games that write out high score tables, etc.

#6 luckybuck OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Sep 2, 2017 6:06 PM

Thank you Farb, you are always welcome.



#7 Fred_M OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Sep 3, 2017 4:45 AM

I am not 100% sure that the dump I made is from a fresh disk. It is a very old software package and I have bought my copy from another collector. The directory looks the same, but it is possible that also my disk was used by a previous owner to write files to...



#8 luckybuck OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Sep 3, 2017 4:51 AM

Don't worry, I am sure, Farb will find out soon. :-)

Besides this, I have taken a look into the file in an modern editor, they both look different, but your one seems to be genuine. :-)))

Would be so sad, because CX boxes are ultra rare and from CX412 there isn't even a single trace, just some ads....







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