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Well thank you for looking and bothering to find the most accurate version....Its appreciated..

 

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Misc Cassettes 2

 

Just tapes, no box or inserts in this batch. Two of the wavs which load fine with Altirra would not convert to cas without errors. I tried multiple dumps and with tweaking but no joy, it looks like they are verified so probably moot. F-15 Strike Eagle & Quasimodo.

 

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Scans & Cas

Misc Cassettes 2.7z

 

WAVs

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mvcLSBhOTzZJAv_PRkO8TRFPzwt32quF/view?usp=sharing

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On 10/26/2020 at 5:15 PM, remowilliams said:

 

Mega-thanks to everyone who helped on this super project!!!


This was EXACTLY what I wanted, as a kind of "community backup" of Atari stuff:

 

 

"Is there somewhere we can download the entire AtariMania website, instead of crawl it on your servers? For example, some kind of Dropbox site, etc. to download a huge ZIP in one go?
 
Events around the world of late have sort of made me wonder if there will be some kind of major cyberattack/damage/outage one of these days. Not really joking. Not underestimating things these days. Did you guys see this QNAP QLOCKER hack attack recently? What a disaster."

 

 

 

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2 minutes ago, atarialoha said:

 

Mega-thanks to everyone who helped on this super project!!!


This was EXACTLY what I wanted, as a kind of "community backup" of Atari stuff:

 

 

"Is there somewhere we can download the entire AtariMania website, instead of crawl it on your servers? For example, some kind of Dropbox site, etc. to download a huge ZIP in one go?
 
Events around the world of late have sort of made me wonder if there will be some kind of major cyberattack/damage/outage one of these days. Not really joking. Not underestimating things these days. Did you guys see this QNAP QLOCKER hack attack recently? What a disaster."

 

 

 

Yeah, I mean I am always paranoid about saving my stuff on other people's computers.  But it is scary out there.

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2 minutes ago, leech said:

Yeah, I mean I am always paranoid about saving my stuff on other people's computers.  But it is scary out there.

Exactly. If someone said we could lose the Internet (or most of it), I would not be surprised. Also, even without recent worldly events, Archive.org is no guarantee either. Over the years I have seen too many entities just shut down, with the requisite apologetic community open letter to say it was good while it lasted...

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Oh yeah, BTW, I had a 4 TB Seagate fail on me recently. Dreaded click click click. Seagate is sending me a new one under warranty (it was a newish drive!) but generally I backup to at least one more drive, and if critical then 2 or 3 more. Critical is personal photos, emails, business documents. This Atari collection will be in that category haha, especially considering it's around 1 GB only.

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1 hour ago, atarialoha said:

Exactly. If someone said we could lose the Internet (or most of it), I would not be surprised. Also, even without recent worldly events, Archive.org is no guarantee either. Over the years I have seen too many entities just shut down, with the requisite apologetic community open letter to say it was good while it lasted...

Are you downloading stuff? I have uploaded tons of stuff on archive.org but the more places this stuff resides, the better.

 

https://archive.org/details/@allan52

 

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1 hour ago, Allan said:

Are you downloading stuff? I have uploaded tons of stuff on archive.org but the more places this stuff resides, the better.

 

https://archive.org/details/@allan52

 

Yes, I use the ia command line tool to do it.

 

https://archive.org/services/docs/api/internetarchive/cli.html

 

HOWEVER the big problem is that not all the collections are properly named as such (tagged).

 

./ia download --search 'collection:COLLECTION_NAME'

 

Often magazines, etc. are just under "computer magazines" and that is useless. I did download the collections of Compute! and Antic! and Creative Computing, etc.

 

You will often get errors. Use the --checksum option to try downloading again (the above webpage explains it).

 

If you still have errors, search for the problematic file and open it on Archive.org and download that manually.

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Actually, no offense, but I think your collection of items just uses the collection named "magazine_rack" and I have not been able to use the ia command line tool to download search results. It seems to only work with collection tags.

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41 minutes ago, atarialoha said:

Actually, no offense, but I think your collection of items just uses the collection named "magazine_rack" and I have not been able to use the ia command line tool to download search results. It seems to only work with collection tags.

I am offended! No. Just kidding. The problem is that only Archive.org employees can change that. For example, I just posted a bunch of Current Notes magazines. But they are not in their own collection. I do need to put in a request for an employee to do this. But it is a pain because I am adding new stuff all the time.

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54 minutes ago, Allan said:

I am offended! No. Just kidding. The problem is that only Archive.org employees can change that. For example, I just posted a bunch of Current Notes magazines. But they are not in their own collection. I do need to put in a request for an employee to do this. But it is a pain because I am adding new stuff all the time.

Now if only archive.org actually had better bandwidth!  Or maybe it's my end, but downloads aren't normally that slow for me!

 

I like that the ia command line is already packaged in Debian :)  Does make it rather convenient.

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4 hours ago, atarialoha said:

Oh yeah, BTW, I had a 4 TB Seagate fail on me recently. Dreaded click click click. Seagate is sending me a new one under warranty (it was a newish drive!) but generally I backup to at least one more drive, and if critical then 2 or 3 more. Critical is personal photos, emails, business documents. This Atari collection will be in that category haha, especially considering it's around 1 GB only.

Seagate quality has dropped quite a bit over the years, and their warranties have gotten shorter as a result. When it comes to actual hard drive media, I haven't used anything but WD for about the past ten years. Of course, no brand is fool proof.

 

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1 hour ago, Allan said:

I am offended! No. Just kidding. The problem is that only Archive.org employees can change that. For example, I just posted a bunch of Current Notes magazines. But they are not in their own collection. I do need to put in a request for an employee to do this. But it is a pain because I am adding new stuff all the time.

Oh, I see. Well that sucks. I didn't realize that. This is a rule that ought to be changed if they are going to harness the power of the community.

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33 minutes ago, bfollowell said:

Seagate quality has dropped quite a bit over the years, and their warranties have gotten shorter as a result. When it comes to actual hard drive media, I haven't used anything but WD for about the past ten years. Of course, no brand is fool proof.

 

LOL I had problems with WD and switched to Seagate. This was years ago. Around the time IBM bought the Toshiba disk business. Maybe before some people on this forum were born, ha! I would really like to know which brand/model to buy. Having several terabytes fail is not the same as several kilobytes! 🙂

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Can some highly talented individual help figure out how to make the ia tool download search results?

 

You can issue a search command, and maybe pipe and parse the results?

 

Example of what is returned:

 

./ia search @allan52

{"identifier": "1986.05-antic-renewal"}

{"identifier": "@4am"}

{"identifier": "@abeckett"}

{"identifier": "@allan52"}

{"identifier": "@billlange1968"}

{"identifier": "@bultro"}

{"identifier": "@cs_stuttgart"}

{"identifier": "@factus10"}

{"identifier": "@jason_scott"}

{"identifier": "@philsan69"}

{"identifier": "@retroarchiv"}

{"identifier": "@savetz"}

{"identifier": "ANTIC-TheAtari8-BitPodcast-Episode58"}

{"identifier": "ANTIC-TheAtari8-BitPodcast-Episode63"}

{"identifier": "ANTIC-TheAtari8-BitPodcast-Episode64"}

{"identifier": "Apple_IIc_Technical_Reference_Manual"}

{"identifier": "AtariMidiMagazine19901"}

{"identifier": "Atari_APX_20048_Video_Math_Flash_Cards_Manual"}

{"identifier": "Atari_valFORTH_Documentation"}

{"identifier": "EnergyMagazine1183"}

{"identifier": "HebrewAtariClubMay89"}

{"identifier": "Learning_With_Apple_Logo_by_Daniel_Watt_1984"}

{"identifier": "Michigan_Atari_Magazine_1987-05"}

{"identifier": "Monster_Fantasy_02_1975-06"}

{"identifier": "Monsters_of_the_Movies_004_Curtis_Gambit-Woodman-Mal32"}

{"identifier": "New-Atari-World-5"}

{"identifier": "PracticalComputing1981November11"}

{"identifier": "Quasimodos_Monster_Magazine_v02n06_1976-02.Mayfair"}

{"identifier": "SpartdosVer11"}

{"identifier": "Status_Atari_newsletter_1987-08"}

{"identifier": "TAIGAtariNewsletter1983-03"}

{"identifier": "Twilight_Zone_v01n04_1981-07_noads"}

{"identifier": "VCFW11-PaulLaughton-MainframesToMicrosAndBeyond"}

{"identifier": "acec_newsletter-1986-04"}

{"identifier": "advanced-graphics"}

{"identifier": "anticsamigaplus"}

{"identifier": "atari-magazyn-1993-01"}

{"identifier": "ataricomputercampsnewsletterv1n3summer1983"}

{"identifier": "bitsavers_digitalResGEMOperatingSystemHandbook1987_11571986"}

{"identifier": "creepy-computer-games"}

{"identifier": "current-notes-volume-13-number-5-june-1993"}

{"identifier": "currentnotesmarch1988"}

{"identifier": "fav-allan52"}

{"identifier": "gdc-1999-005-making-packages-fun-again-meretzky-dornbrook"}

{"identifier": "isbn_9780312252397"}

{"identifier": "jace-july-1986"}

{"identifier": "master-of-the-lamps-game-manual-apple-ii-atari-1985"}

{"identifier": "podcast_studio-rats-podcast_studio-rats-podcast-20-crit_1000410240963"}

{"identifier": "rearc_atr-8000-newsletter-august-1984-08-swp-inc-us"}

{"identifier": "rescue-on-fractalus"}

{"identifier": "st-applications-19-july-1992"}

{"identifier": "telengardposteravalonhill1982"}

{"identifier": "the-three-stooges-atari-8-bit-computer-gameplay-okay-ending23423408"}

{"identifier": "theguildofthievesatari8bithiresscans"}

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Posted (edited)

Misc Cassettes 3 (Play Powerdown it's one my favs)

 

FYI Dixons was an electrical retailer in the UK (now Currys) which sold various computers in the 80's - Bug Off! & Tutti Frutti must have been bundled with Atari's bought there it seems.

 

WAV only - no cas

Atari Computing - All ok apart from 3B,  start is dodgy, other sections ok

An Invitation to Programming, European Countries & Capitals & The Lone Raider - Left all as is to preserve the voice audio channel whilst loading (kinda cool if you've never used one before)

Bug Off!

Spiky Harold

 

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Scans & Cas

Misc Cassettes 3.7z

 

WAVs

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YoY_O7d9ykGTAkDG2isLkXSnZ8y6afA0/view?usp=sharing

 

 

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Not sure if this is where to post this, but I as going through some titles in the library and found that I cannot boot the following in Altirra

 

Atari Proofreader (1985)(Atari)(US)(Dictionary Diskette)  Not sure if this is supposed to boot or not.
Paint (1982)(Reston Publishing)(US)[BASIC Rev.A]
Quest, The (1984)(Penguin Software)(US)[disk]

 

I'll post more if I find more.

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18 minutes ago, SoulBuster said:

Not sure if this is where to post this, but I as going through some titles in the library and found that I cannot boot the following in Altirra

 

Atari Proofreader (1985)(Atari)(US)(Dictionary Diskette)  Not sure if this is supposed to boot or not.
Paint (1982)(Reston Publishing)(US)[BASIC Rev.A]
Quest, The (1984)(Penguin Software)(US)[disk]

 

I'll post more if I find more.

 

For Proofreader we only have the dictionary but not the actual program disk.

Paint does not only need BASIC Rev. A but also OS-B. This has already been fixed in the database and will be in the next release.

The Quest works for me.

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52 minutes ago, DjayBee said:

 

For Proofreader we only have the dictionary but not the actual program disk.

Paint does not only need BASIC Rev. A but also OS-B. This has already been fixed in the database and will be in the next release.

The Quest works for me.

Ha, I pointed out elsewhere that the copy I had in ancient times with my 1050 and 800xl of The Quest, it required me to keep hitting the break key for it to finally load.  But I always figured we had a bum copy.  Someone recently told me they had no issues with it, so that might be something similar.

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10 hours ago, leech said:

Ha, I pointed out elsewhere that the copy I had in ancient times with my 1050 and 800xl of The Quest, it required me to keep hitting the break key for it to finally load.  But I always figured we had a bum copy.  Someone recently told me they had no issues with it, so that might be something similar.

The protection of The Quest and Transylvania has timing problems with PAL. It checks for sector skewing on a few tracks and has a very narrow threshold of acceptance.

The check itself consistently fails but the games continue to load after very many retries. I never investigated if it just gives up or by accident hits a correct timng or just does not run correct afterwards.

 

Perhaps wrong RPM of the disk drive makes the protection fail as well.

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added RPM note

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5 hours ago, SoulBuster said:

Both disk images in Conan (1985)(US Gold)(GB)[disk] are side B

Well spotted. Unfortunately, I only have the Datasoft one.

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