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#1 Savetz OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Nov 4, 2018 10:56 AM

Michael Sternberg created an amazing Atari disk data visualizer. It shows which of the disk’s tracks contains data.

 

Charles Mangin first did something like this for the Apple II. I thought of the idea of making an Atari version, and Michael ran with it. 

 

The visualizer is a bash shell script that calls the ImageMagick convert and montage tools. The code is on github: https://github.com/m...ternberg/atrviz

 

It hasn't been tested yet on enhanced or dual-density ATR disk images.

 
Here's an example disk of the output:
 
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#2 DjayBee OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Nov 4, 2018 11:31 AM

As an enhancement a creative programmer with an affection for nonsense might come up with something like this for our Ataris:

http://www.brutaldel...le2/graffidisk/

:-D



#3 Nezgar ONLINE  

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Posted Sun Nov 4, 2018 1:37 PM

Hehe. But, a real flux visualization would show inter sector gaps... cool nonetheless

#4 Rybags ONLINE  

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Posted Sun Nov 4, 2018 5:45 PM

Nice - how about one that uses a bit of AI and determines whether it's code or data?



#5 Mr Robot OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 6, 2018 1:57 PM

Damnit! Beat me to it, I was working on one of those :)

 

Very nice!



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Posted Tue Nov 6, 2018 2:13 PM

Damnit! Beat me to it, I was working on one of those :)

 

Very nice!

do it anyway you might do something special or better...



#7 Mr Robot OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:39 PM

do it anyway you might do something special or better...

 

I don't know if I'd call it special, maybe 'more flexible'.

 

As Nezgar pointed out, no track gap or sector skew, but then, this isn't a real flux visualisation. 

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#8 Mr Robot OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:14 PM

One more, now reads mydos subdirectories as well. 

 

"Just" spartados to add.

 

 






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