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Atari disk data visualizer

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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:

#2 DjayBee ONLINE  



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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:



#3 Nezgar OFFLINE  



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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 OFFLINE  



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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!

#6 _The Doctor__ OFFLINE  

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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...

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