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Hello,

 

Is there a  higher version of speed start initializer from bibosoft (E. Reuse) 3.4 1988 (it's on speedy boot menu).

 

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I like this blue menu and when used steve zipp tool ssi color editor you can change the color.

 

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But with version 3.4 is it not working steve zipp programmed it 1987 i have had version 3us 1985 thats works not 3.0 warp.

Maybe some one can hack it or change it. you no steve zipp it will fomat the floppy disc.

 

Gr. Marco

 

 

atari utilities A.ATR

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This was one of the first menu disks I came across. Nothing special about it in any way. I didn't notice it in any collections so far, so here it is for posterity. Requires osb or translator disk. It's a simple autorun.sys file, just copy the files over.

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early_menu.atr

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Wow - that's awesome.  How did I miss that one BITD I wonder!  I had Sparta since 2.3.

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On 12/5/2020 at 5:47 PM, EddyFree said:

 

I used this one on several disks back in the day. It used SpartaDOS formatted disks and supported US Doubler High Speed.

 

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post it up :)

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21 hours ago, _The Doctor__ said:

post it up

 

Instead of just posting the files needed, I made an ATR with everything you need to generate your own boot disks with this menu. I also included two already made empty boot disks with menu, one single density and one double density. You can use copies of these and just add your own binary load programs/games with SpartaDOS if you don't want to make them with the menu maker program.

 

The menu making files are on the "makeboot.atr". This is a SpartaDOS 1.1 formatted disk with everything needed to make boot disk with this menu yourself. There is a DOC file on the disk that explains the process.

 

KeithLedbettersMakeBoot.zip

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Oh wow that's from the author of BBS Express and also a former ICD employee.  Everything Keith did is awesome... met him in Fairfax VA at a washington-area AtariFest!

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Here in my country (Chile) the Quickmenu! maker from Pirate's Treasure Chest was widely used. The problem is that this menu only worked with single and medium densities.

 

Because of that, I designed at that time a 3 sectors quickmenu-style maker. It works with any MyDOS disk with single, medium and double density, single or double-sided disks (Should work with 3.5" 720k disks, not tested). It's downside is that only works with original XL/XE OS.

 

Maybe I can solve that, but I'm not sure if it's worth.

 

Attached is the menu maker. Just put the disk you want to write onto and press START. Then, press OPTION to boot the disk at once. Next time, you can boot it any time you want.

 

 

MENU4.xex

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On 4/10/2017 at 1:04 PM, brenski said:

i've been working on a complete list of menu disks for a while

 

anyone want screen grabs or files, you can head over to

 

http://atari.boards.net/thread/53/classic-menus-utility-disks?page=1&scrollTo=8195

apols, but not uploading it all twice

Brenski, this doesn't exist anymore.  I used to use this as a reference.  Any chance you could put them back up?

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On 3/2/2021 at 12:06 PM, MagicMarc-er said:

Brenski, this doesn't exist anymore.  I used to use this as a reference.  Any chance you could put them back up?

forum is gone. no way to recover it, sorry.

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I suspect he'd like a place or link to the materials that you have collected and have been provided over the years. It may not be on forum, but it's highly likely you still have it all.

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Not sure if this has been published already elsewhere here, but a quick search didn't bring up DoubleDos by Arndt Bär, the same guy who wrote Track Copier for Turbo 1050...

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DBLDOS.XEX

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BITD I wrote a 3-sector bootloader called BOS:

0100 GETCHAR=$07
0110 PUTCHAR=$0B
0120 GETSEC=$52
0130 CR=$9B
0140 DOSVEC=$A
0150 DOSINI=$C
0160 DUNIT=$301
0170 DCOMND=$302
0180 DBUFLO=$304
0190 DAUX1=$30A
0200 ICCMD=$342
0210 ICBAL=$344
0220 ICBLL=$348
0230 DSKINV=$E453
0240 CIOV=$E456
0250 LOAD=$9000
0260  *=LOAD
0270  .BYTE 0,END-LOAD/128+1
0280  .WORD LOAD,INIT
0290 INIT LDX #0
0300  LDA #PUTCHAR
0310  STA ICCMD,X
0320  LDA #BTEXT&255
0330  STA ICBAL,X
0340  LDA #BTEXT/256
0350  STA ICBAL+1,X
0360  LDA #ETEXT-BTEXT&255
0370  STA ICBLL,X
0380  LDA #ETEXT-BTEXT/256
0390  STA ICBLL+1,X
0400  JSR CIOV
0410  LDA #GETCHAR
0420  STA ICCMD,X
0430  LDA #0
0440  STA ICBLL,X
0450  STA ICBLL+1,X
0460 KEY JSR CIOV
0470  CMP #$30
0480  BCC KEY
0490  CMP #$3A
0500  BCS KEY
0510  SEC
0520  SBC #$30
0530  ASL A
0540  TAX
0550  LDA SECTAB,X
0560  STA DAUX1
0570  LDA SECTAB+1,X
0580  STA DAUX1+1
0590  LDA #1
0600  STA DUNIT
0610  LDA #0
0620  STA DBUFLO
0630  LDA #4
0640  STA DBUFLO+1
0650  LDA #GETSEC
0660  STA DCOMND
0670  JSR DSKINV
0680  BPL OK1
0690  JMP INIT
0700 OK1 CLC
0710  LDA $402
0720  STA DBUFLO
0730  ADC #6
0740  STA DOSVEC
0750  LDA $403
0760  STA DBUFLO+1
0770  ADC #0
0780  STA DOSVEC+1
0790  LDA $404
0800  STA DOSINI
0810  LDA $405
0820  STA DOSINI+1
0830 LOOP JSR DSKINV
0840  BPL OK2
0850  JMP INIT
0860 OK2 CLC
0870  LDA DBUFLO
0880  ADC #128
0890  STA DBUFLO
0900  LDA DBUFLO+1
0910  ADC #0
0920  STA DBUFLO+1
0930  INC DAUX1
0940  BNE NOC
0950  INC DAUX1+1
0960 NOC DEC $401
0970  BNE LOOP
0980  JMP (DOSVEC)
0990 SECTAB .WORD 4,69,134,199,264
1000  .WORD 329,377,457,489,545
1010 BTEXT .BYTE $7D
1020  .BYTE "0 - Missile Command",CR
1030  .BYTE "1 - Krazy Shootout",CR
1040  .BYTE "2 - Microchess",CR
1050  .BYTE "3 - Computer Chess",CR
1060  .BYTE "4 - Super Breakout",CR
1070  .BYTE "5 - Fastgammon",CR
1080  .BYTE "6 - Jawbreakers",CR
1090  .BYTE "7 - Space Invaders",CR
1100  .BYTE "8 - Reversal",CR
1110  .BYTE "9 - Ghost Hunter",CR
1120  .BYTE CR,"Selection >"
1130 ETEXT=*
1140 END=*-1
1150  .END

 

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On 1/20/2021 at 6:00 PM, bbking67 said:

Oh wow that's from the author of BBS Express and also a former ICD employee.  Everything Keith did is awesome... met him in Fairfax VA at a washington-area AtariFest!

Keith, Chris King and I were all at that Atarifest!

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1984 QuikLoader by Micropulse (I didn't see it on the list)

 

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This is the disk creator (.ARC) and the games disk (.ATR) seen above.

 

1.  Boot DOS 2 and format a blank disk

2.  Load the creator (QUIKLOAD.COM)

3.  Put the blank disk in D1:

4.  Press Start

5.  Copy games to disk

6.  Lock the games you want to show up.

 

 

I also didn't see Fender's or RadMenu on the list.  Want me to upload those?

 

 

 

quikload.arc QLgames.atr

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