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#1 MrFish ONLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:51 PM

Some more unarchived software that's been sitting around for a while...

 

I bought a happy mod that I installed to archive a couple of these protected disks,

but sold the drive with the mod before I had time to archive them.

 

What I have is the following:

 

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1. Mail List - MMG (CIB)

- all materials are scanned but not edited/pdf'ed, etc.

- non-working ATR (hangs on sector #712)

 

Log file from Prosystem:

[Drive 1] 1 Side(s), 40 Tracks, 18 SPT, 128 BPS
[Drive 1] Sector 719 not found.
[Drive 1] Operation Complete

 

Software works on my 1050, so it's assumed to be copy-protected.

 

mail list.png

 

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2. Astron IV - Syncro (CIB, Disk Version)

- nothing scanned yet

- no ATR yet (but I'm guessing this one may not be copy-protected)

 

Original disk sleeve was damaged but I was able to pop open the sleeve

and get it working in another sleeve.

 

astron.png

 

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3. Warrior of RAS: Dunzhin - ScreenPlay (CIB, Disk Version)

[Note: No longer in my possession.]

- all materials scanned but not edited/pdf'ed, etc.

- non-working ATR (on-screen disk error notification on load)

 

Log file from Prosystem:

[Drive 1] 1 Side(s), 40 Tracks, 18 SPT, 128 BPS
[Drive 1] Sector 10 not found.
(+numerous other sectors not found between here)
[Drive 1] Sector 347 not found.
[Drive 1] Sector 360 has bad CRC
[Drive 1] Sector 720 has bad CRC
[Drive 1] Operation Complete

 

Disk worked fine on my 1050 so assumed copy-protected.

Unfortunately I've already sold this item, so no further imaging possible.

 

dunzhin.png
 

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If anyone one wants to make proper ATX images of the two available pieces of software,

I'm willing to send them out but I'm not willing to pay for shipping in either direction.

 

Also, if anyone is interested in looking at the two non-working ATR's, they're welcome to

do so; just ask and I'll post them.

 

I plan to start working further on the scanned materials as I get time here in the coming

month or so.


Edited by MrFish, Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:11 PM.


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Posted Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:12 AM

A couple more that I forgot about...

Not unarchived software but unarchived scans.

 

I have scanned materials for the following:

 

1. Oil's Well - Sierra On-Line (CIB, Disk)

- all materials scanned and edited

 

just need to PDF the manual, which will be simple

(will probably work on this first)

 

oilswell.png

 

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2. K-razy Shoot-Out - K-Byte (Sealed Copy)

[Old, Rare K-Byte Box Type]

- only scans of sealed box available

 

Item was sold off.

 

shoot-out.png


Edited by MrFish, Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:18 AM.


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Posted Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:51 AM

Thanks in advance  :) 

 

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Posted Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:01 PM

Here are the Oil's Well & K-razy Shoot-Out scans/PDF's.

 

For K-razy Shoot-Out I've included both scans and

pictures (that I took before selling). The scans are a

little blurry because of the shrink wrap and because

of the box being deformed. So, you can decide

what's better to post on Atarimania, Allan.

 

Also, Atarimania originally requested these materials,

which I still have in possession. But I noticed they're

currently covered on Atarimania. If any portions of

these are still needed, let me know.

 

- The Institute
- Dungeons of Despair
- Alien Hell

 

Attached File  Sierra - Oil's Well.zip   15.17MB   48 downloads

 

Attached File  K-Byte - K-razy Shoot-Out.zip   15.86MB   39 downloads


Edited by MrFish, Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:11 PM.


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Posted Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:32 PM

Everything is needed for Dungeons of Despair (including a dump).

 

Is Alien Hell on tape or disk? If on cassette, does the game have any loading music?

 

Do you have the graphics version of The Institute (ScreenPlay) or text edition (Med Systems)?

 

Thanks!

 

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Posted Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:43 PM

OK, it looks like I have a couple more that Atarimania still needs:

 

Here's what I have:

 

1. Tricky Tutorial #4: Basics of Animation - ESI (CIB)

- Pictures, but no scans (particularly, no manual scans, but a few pics of the manual)

- A clean, working ATR

 

TT4.png

 

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2. Tricky Tutorial #6: Sound & Music - ESI (CIB)

- Pictures, but no scans (same situation as above)

- A PRO image, IIRC works fine

 

PRO Log File:

[Drive 1] 1 Side(s), 40 Tracks, 18 SPT, 128 BPS
[Drive 1] Attempting to set Happy "Unhappy Mode"
[Drive 1] Sector 236 has phantom sector(s)
[Drive 1] Sector 711 has phantom sector(s)

 

TT6.png


Edited by MrFish, Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:46 PM.


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Posted Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:45 PM

Everything is needed for Dungeons of Despair (including a dump).

 

Alright, I still have this one CIB.

 

 

Is Alien Hell on tape or disk? If on cassette, does the game have any loading music?

 

This is the disk version CIB.

 

 

Do you have the graphics version of The Institute (ScreenPlay) or text edition (Med Systems)?

 

Wasn't aware there was a text edition; I have the graphical version CIB.



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Posted Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:14 PM

These are great MrFish, thanks for sharing. If no one has already taken you up on your offer to ship the disks for imaging, let me know and we can arrange something!



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Posted Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:29 PM

I think sending the disks to Farb would be ideal and you can post the scans here :)

 

What would be needed if you can:

Dungeons of Despair disk and jacket

Alien Hell disk and box

The Institute disk (box if different than the one on Atarimania)

 

Thanks!

 

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Edited by www.atarimania.com, Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:30 PM.


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Posted Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:14 PM

These are great MrFish, thanks for sharing. If no one has already taken you up on your offer to ship the disks for imaging, let me know and we can arrange something!

 

I think sending the disks to Farb would be ideal and you can post the scans here :)

 


DjayBee has already created ATX files for Mail List and Dunzhin. I want to check them out before posting, to make sure they have full functionality.

What I can do also is add you both to the private conversation with DjayBee and myself and you can both help in testing if you like.

If it happens that imaging is necessary, then we can go that route.

 

 

What would be needed if you can:

Dungeons of Despair disk and jacket

Alien Hell disk and box

The Institute disk (box if different than the one on Atarimania)

 

OK, I'll check it out and then see what I have and don't have for those.


Edited by MrFish, Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:25 PM.


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Posted Sat Mar 3, 2018 10:42 AM

I just made archives off of my original disks for the Nite Lite BBS software  ( by Paul Swanson in 1985 )

 

I haven't seen it archived anywhere else online, so I wanted to go ahead and upload it here.

 

I ran a BBS based on Nite Lite (which I subsequently modified, as most SysOps did back in the day) from around '86-'88. I had it set up using an ATR-8000, and also used the ramdisk called V:Handler which was also by Paul Swanson.  It was cool because all of the menus and message bases were loaded into ramdisk.

 

Anyway, here are the files I archived:

 

NITELITE.ATR (the original master system disk for the BBS software)

VHANDLER.ATR (the ramdisk from Nite Lite Systems)

MYDS3116 (MyDOS 3.116 with the ATR8000 RS-232 driver, also has AtariWriter on it)

 

nitelite.JPG

 

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Edited by erichenneke, Sat Mar 3, 2018 11:14 AM.


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Posted Sat Mar 3, 2018 1:53 PM

I just made archives off of my original disks for the Nite Lite BBS software  ( by Paul Swanson in 1985 )

 

BTW, Paul Swanson wrote the "From Here to Atari" column in Micro magazine from November 1982 to April 1984.  He mentions his BBS often in those columns, which I have collected here: https://ksquiggle.ne...ro/fromhere.htm



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Posted Sun Mar 4, 2018 3:32 PM

 Paul Swanson actually lived and ran his BBS in the same town as I live.  No idea where he is now.  It was nice having a local BBS back in the days of ridiculous long distance rates.

 

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Posted Sun Mar 4, 2018 3:54 PM

I just made archives off of my original disks for the Nite Lite BBS software  ( by Paul Swanson in 1985 )

 

I haven't seen it archived anywhere else online, so I wanted to go ahead and upload it here.

 

I ran a BBS based on Nite Lite (which I subsequently modified, as most SysOps did back in the day) from around '86-'88. I had it set up using an ATR-8000, and also used the ramdisk called V:Handler which was also by Paul Swanson.  It was cool because all of the menus and message bases were loaded into ramdisk.

 

Anyway, here are the files I archived:

 

NITELITE.ATR (the original master system disk for the BBS software)

VHANDLER.ATR (the ramdisk from Nite Lite Systems)

MYDS3116 (MyDOS 3.116 with the ATR8000 RS-232 driver, also has AtariWriter on it)

 

-Eric

 

 

Ok... adding the freshly scanned Nite Lite BBS manual.   :)

 

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Posted Mon Mar 5, 2018 10:06 PM

DjayBee has already created ATX files for Mail List and Dunzhin. I want to check them out before posting, to make sure they have full functionality.

What I can do also is add you both to the private conversation with DjayBee and myself and you can both help in testing if you like.

 

I can understand you are reluctant to post rare original disks. But please note that DjayBee usually just makes a speculative ATX image. He is very good at that, so most of the time it is correct, but there is no way to be sure without making a real image. Also note that Farb makes a raw low level image that is much more detailed than an ATX image.

 

Again, I understand your concern and nobody can blame you if you don't want to send the disks to Farb. Just noting the benefit.


Edited by ijor, Mon Mar 5, 2018 10:06 PM.


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Posted Mon Mar 5, 2018 11:51 PM

I can understand you are reluctant to post rare original disks. But please note that DjayBee usually just makes a speculative ATX image. He is very good at that, so most of the time it is correct, but there is no way to be sure without making a real image. Also note that Farb makes a raw low level image that is much more detailed than an ATX image.

 

Again, I understand your concern and nobody can blame you if you don't want to send the disks to Farb. Just noting the benefit.

 

Thanks, DjayBee has already given me this information about his ATX images (after I made the post you're quoting). So, I'd already planned to contact Farb concerning sending the disks to him (when I get the materials together).



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Posted Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:03 PM

Ok. here's some more stuff that I just made images of (.PRO and .ATR ) from original master disks.

 

See attached zip files.  They include...

 

- Math Busters by Spinnaker .ATR image, and picture of the disk

- Microsoft Basic by Atari .PRO image,  and picture of the disk.

- Paint by Atari .PRO image, and picture of the disk.

- Graphics Library 1 for Print Ship by Broderbund .PRO image, and picture of the disk.

- ATR8000 Auto-Term by SWP .PRO image, and picture of the disk.

 

If you just want the dumps and don't care about the JPG pictures of the physical disks, then just grab the A8IMAGEDUMPS.ZIP file.  The A8PICS.ZIP contains photograph JPG files of the original disks, so it is a MUCH bigger file of course. 

 

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Posted Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:01 PM

Here are the dumps I did today with AtariMax APE ProSystem of "Pirate's Treasure Chest (Sides 1 & 2)" by Duplicating Technologies, Inc.

 

Taken directly off of the original commercial disk of course.

 

duptechc.JPG

 

Including ATR versions of the files as well.

 

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Edited by erichenneke, Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:18 PM.


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Posted Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:09 PM

- Microsoft Basic by Atari .PRO image,  and picture of the disk.

- Paint by Atari .PRO image, and picture of the disk.

- Graphics Library 1 for Print Ship by Broderbund .PRO image, and picture of the disk.

 

Just for documentation:

These three images are the same versions as the ones in Farb's torrent.



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Posted Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:22 PM

 

Just for documentation:

These three images are the same versions as the ones in Farb's torrent.

 

I sent my images directly to Farb right after I made them.



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Posted Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:09 PM

I dumped some more original/commercial disks via APE ProSystem...

 

The zip file includes the disk images (PRO files) and pictures of the physical disks (JPG files) for the following...

  • Page6 - Synapse
  • SynAssembler - Synapse
  • WarpSpeed 6.6 - HCI 
  • Super Clone - Frontrunner 
  • Paperclip - Batteries Included
  • The Action Toolkit - OSS
  • DOS XL - OSS

-Eric

 

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Posted Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:46 AM

No warpspeed image?

 

Meant?



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Posted Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:55 AM

Ah, sorry about that.  Good catch!    

 

Here is the WarpSpeed v6.6 PRO image file, along with jpeg picture of the physical disk again too.

 

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Posted Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:51 AM

Thank you kind sir...Appreciated!



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Posted Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:20 PM

 Paul Swanson actually lived and ran his BBS in the same town as I live.  No idea where he is now.

 

His name shows up on some relatively recent patents for Fluke Networks.  Not sure if it's the same guy or not, but if you're interested in tracking him down, that might not be a bad place to start.  (BTW it's "Paul S. Swanson", at least according to the BBS documentation that was posted.)






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