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Hi,

 

www.atarimania.com has established something of a reputation as a software database for Atari 8-bit computers and the Atari 2600 VCS. We are now planning to launch our Atari ST section, but we need new members and contributors to join our 3 ST Database administrators team.

 

Our goal is to preserve all software for the Atari ST, in its original form wherever possible, before it is lost forever.

 

If you are an Atari ST collector, and you want to help to preserve the software for these classic machines, we'd like to hear from you.

 

Thanks

Atarimania team

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Neat! I've got ~150 PASTI images (created from my own originals) I could contribute if needed. I have ST manuals somewhere in my list of scanning projects, but I'm more focused on 8bit stuff at the moment.

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This appears to be only game related? If so that's a shame. Other types of software are also slowly fading away.

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This appears to be only game related? If so that's a shame. Other types of software are also slowly fading away.

 

No it's not only for games :) , we didn't forget utilities and demos ;)

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Neat! I've got ~150 PASTI images (created from my own originals) I could contribute if needed. I have ST manuals somewhere in my list of scanning projects, but I'm more focused on 8bit stuff at the moment.

 

Have they released the code so we can write the PASTI images back to disk?

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Have they released the code so we can write the PASTI images back to disk?

Not as of yet. I think Real Life™ has been keeping ijor busy for a while.

 

@lp060 - I've imaged some utilities/apps too as well, such as Pagestream, etc. ;)

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Since I don't have an original 800XL or an ST anymore, I could contribute by buying games from Ebay and sending them to remowilliams so that he can convert them to VAPI or PASTI respectively. Having the game available as an atx or an stx file is enough pay for me. :)

 

I also have some old catalogs from Nicroprose (4), Infogrames, Sierra, US Gold, Activision and SSI and the original instructions for Dive Bomber and Deja Vu II (ST) and NATO Commander (XL) in case you are interested in them for scanning.

 

I also want to thank remowilliams for making available his VAPI collection recently.

Edited by advfan

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I also have some old catalogs from Nicroprose (4), Infogrames, Sierra, US Gold, Activision and SSI and the original instructions for Dive Bomber and Deja Vu II (ST) and NATO Commander (XL) in case you are interested in them for scanning.

 

Yes please :) You can check what has already been done -> http://www.atarimania.com/lst_cat.php?LANG...n_sauver=Search

 

Thanks for your support

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Hi AtariMania!

 

Both GGN and myself are long time 8bit fans, and all of us at D-Bug have great respect for Ijor..... so if there's anything we can help with, just let us know!

 

Good luck with the project, and in making it the *BEST* ST resource on the internet!

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Although I gave my first 800XL with XF551 and all the casettes/floppies I had (something which I still regret :'( ), I still have about 12 issues of Atari User and a copy of a greek Atari newsletter (complete with type-in listings!). The Atari User issues are in pretty bad shape from the constant reading.

 

If you're interested, drop me a line :)

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Hi

 

As i still own an Atari 1040STE (that has 4Mb ram, yes this made me a GOD for months :P:) ) and it still works and i still have shed loads of software for it that i still use :)

 

count me in.

 

Many Thanks

Ashley

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I've got a full set of Star Fleet I docs in the process of being scanned right now, will make them available when done. Lots of pages!

 

Just in case anyone can't wait here's the quick ref converted to BW from the original 'no copy' colored card. :D

 

Star_Fleet_I_ref.bw.pdf

Edited by remowilliams

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Okay here's the complete set of Starfleet I docs (ST version). :)

 

Included in the zip set:

 

Starfleet I Officers Manual.pdf

Starfleet I Officers Manual Supplement.pdf

Starfleet I Training Manual.pdf

Starfleet I Reference.pdf

 

remove the .zip from the .z0* files to extract the set.

 

Starfleet_I.zip Starfleet_I.z01.zip Starfleet_I.z02.zip Starfleet_I.z03.zip

Starfleet_I.z04.zip Starfleet_I.z05.zip

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Okay here's the complete set of Starfleet I docs (ST version). :)

 

Included in the zip set:

 

Starfleet I Officers Manual.pdf

Starfleet I Officers Manual Supplement.pdf

Starfleet I Training Manual.pdf

Starfleet I Reference.pdf

 

remove the .zip from the .z0* files to extract the set.

 

Starfleet_I.zip Starfleet_I.z01.zip Starfleet_I.z02.zip Starfleet_I.z03.zip

Starfleet_I.z04.zip Starfleet_I.z05.zip

Ahem, for some reason I have completely missed this :( I downloaded everything but can't get the thing unarchived. Tried both WinXP internal unarchiver and 7-Zip but both say pack is corrupted.

 

Does someone still have this pack so we can upload it finally to Atarimania. Thanks :)

 

 

Also if there's something other I've missed I apologise. Please get in touch and I'll fix this.

Edited by marakatti

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I just downloaded the first file, and under Kubuntu linux I get this:

 

[email protected]:~/Downloads$ unzip Starfleet_I.zip

Archive: Starfleet_I.zip

warning [starfleet_I.zip]: zipfile claims to be last disk of a multi-part archive;

attempting to process anyway, assuming all parts have been concatenated

together in order. Expect "errors" and warnings...true multi-part support

doesn't exist yet (coming soon).

skipping: Starfleet I Training Manual.pdf `PPMd' method not supported

skipping: Starfleet I Reference (color).pdf `PPMd' method not supported

skipping: Starfleet I Officers Manual.pdf `PPMd' method not supported

skipping: Starfleet I Officers Manual Supplement.pdf `PPMd' method not supported

skipping: Starfleet I Reference.pdf `PPMd' method not supported

 

:(

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I was able to unzip it fine. Make sure you are renaming (or removing the .zip) from the z01-z05 files. And you also have to have all 6 files in the same location when unzipping. Start the unzip process using the Starfleet_I.zip file.

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Went back and double-checked everything, I got the same results:

 

[email protected]:~$ cd Downloads/

[email protected]:~/Downloads$ dir

Starfleet_I.z01 Starfleet_I.z03 Starfleet_I.z05

Starfleet_I.z02 Starfleet_I.z04 Starfleet_I.zip

[email protected]:~/Downloads$ unzip Starfleet_I.zip

Archive: Starfleet_I.zip

warning [starfleet_I.zip]: zipfile claims to be last disk of a multi-part archive;

attempting to process anyway, assuming all parts have been concatenated

together in order. Expect "errors" and warnings...true multi-part support

doesn't exist yet (coming soon).

skipping: Starfleet I Training Manual.pdf `PPMd' method not supported

skipping: Starfleet I Reference (color).pdf `PPMd' method not supported

skipping: Starfleet I Officers Manual.pdf `PPMd' method not supported

skipping: Starfleet I Officers Manual Supplement.pdf `PPMd' method not supported

skipping: Starfleet I Reference.pdf `PPMd' method not supported

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Didn't manage to unpack it either even with 7-Zip, but thanks to remowilliams link it's now uploaded on Atarimania too. So problem solved, thanks for the help :)

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Is 7-zip available for Linux? All I use here...

 

7-zip is available in the basic commadnline version. Most packer shells (ark, etc) support it.

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Yeah, I just give up on this - too much time, not enough return investment. :)

 

Installed 7zip (it is apparently known as 7za in 'nix land).

 

After installing, tried it:

 

dark[email protected]:~$ cd Downloads/

[email protected]:~/Downloads$ dir

Starfleet_I.z01 Starfleet_I.z03 Starfleet_I.z05

Starfleet_I.z02 Starfleet_I.z04 Starfleet_I.zip

[email protected]:~/Downloads$ 7za e Starfleet_I.zip

 

7-Zip (A) 9.04 beta Copyright © 1999-2009 Igor Pavlov 2009-05-30

p7zip Version 9.04 (locale=en_US.UTF-8,Utf16=on,HugeFiles=on,2 CPUs)

 

Processing archive: Starfleet_I.zip

 

Error: Can not open file as archive

 

[email protected]:~/Downloads$

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