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Someone said that you can load XEX files into an ATR image, but didn't give clear (for beginners) step by step

instructions. Can someone point me to a thread that does this? Or has the instructions.

 

Thanks,

DavidMil

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Someone said that you can load XEX files into an ATR image, but didn't give clear (for beginners) step by step

instructions. Can someone point me to a thread that does this? Or has the instructions.

 

Thanks,

DavidMil

 

Any program that has a File Explorer type feature for ATR files can do this. In Altirra, for example, open the disk drives menu with the ALT+D key combo. From there, click the little arrow-looking symbol and select Explore Disk from that menu. You can add or delete any file into the ATR that will fit. There is similar functionality in RespeQt, ATR Tools and others.

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What you are probably talking about is the kBoot files (TOSEC calls them [kfile]) made with a utility written by the late Ken Siders called makeatr.exe and its companion program unmakatr.exe

 

They tag a 400byte (3 sector) chunk of boot code to the top of the xex and write an atr header on top of that to make an atr file that APE/SIO2SD will accept that is barely larger than the xex.

 

Fortunately you don't need to do that any longer, as almost everything will accept a com/xex file in place of an atr file.

 

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Or maybe you just want to put a bunch of XEX files onto a floppy disc so you can 'L'oad them from DOS? in that case the easiest way is probably to make a directory and put the files you want in it and run dir2atr on it.

 

You can get dir2atr from the Atari Tools package here: https://www.horus.com/~hias/atari/

 

 

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Any program that has a File Explorer type feature for ATR files can do this. In Altirra, for example, open the disk drives menu with the ALT+D key combo. From there, click the little arrow-looking symbol and select Explore Disk from that menu. You can add or delete any file into the ATR that will fit. There is similar functionality in RespeQt, ATR Tools and others.

 

Thank you DrVenkman. Downloaded and ran Altirra 3.1 and it worked beautifully!

 

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