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Here are ATRs of all the BRE Software's public domain Atari 8-bit disks I have. All from original disks. Eventually I will upload these individually to Archive.org with a list of what's on each disk. But for now, here they are. Anybody want to add to these from your original collection, please do. This is only a fraction of them as you can see by the numbers in the file names.

 

Yes, I know there are more of these from some of the older Atari 8-bit disk image collections. There are even some on Archive.org but without the disk number attached. That makes it hard to tell which actual disk each ATR came from. It would be great to get to get the whole collection together.

BRE Software.zip

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Hmmmm,

 

the Pooldisk and Pooldisk Too had some of these BRE disks, maybe worth a look to complete the collection ?!?

 

http://ftp.pigwa.net/stuff/collections/PoolDisk One/CD/XL_ATR/BRE/

 

http://ftp.pigwa.net/stuff/collections/PoolDisk Too/CD1/BRE/

 

Disks.TXT describes the contents of these disks...

 

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25 of the disks from the pooldisk too are exact matches to this archive, so there are potentially 35 additions from there.  I'll sort through those and try to work out which disks are new and which simply have minor differences.

 

Also interesting is that some of the disks in this archive are duplicates.  The ones with copy in the names aren't a surprise, but disk 45 sides A + B are identical (maybe an error while dumping). Disk 78 and 130 sides B are identical, containing just DOS/DUP and a short AUTORUN, probably this is the equivalent of blank for BRE.

 

913adf0c39e158e731e72e9cb6aa9f79|||BRE_045_A_130XE_Utilities.atr|92176|2002-11-11 08:11:12
913adf0c39e158e731e72e9cb6aa9f79|||BRE_045_B_130XE_Utilities.atr|92176|2002-11-11 08:11:12
 

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Thanks for the great file! I used to be friends with Brad, the owner of BRE software back in the day. We live in the same town.  He was a great guy. Lost contact with him about 15 years ago.  

 

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On 9/15/2019 at 6:15 PM, Atari_Ace said:

25 of the disks from the pooldisk too are exact matches to this archive, so there are potentially 35 additions from there.  I'll sort through those and try to work out which disks are new and which simply have minor differences.

 

Also interesting is that some of the disks in this archive are duplicates.  The ones with copy in the names aren't a surprise, but disk 45 sides A + B are identical (maybe an error while dumping). Disk 78 and 130 sides B are identical, containing just DOS/DUP and a short AUTORUN, probably this is the equivalent of blank for BRE.

 

913adf0c39e158e731e72e9cb6aa9f79|||BRE_045_A_130XE_Utilities.atr|92176|2002-11-11 08:11:12
913adf0c39e158e731e72e9cb6aa9f79|||BRE_045_B_130XE_Utilities.atr|92176|2002-11-11 08:11:12
 

The side B for disks 78 and 130 were not formatted/blank. The disk images you see are just formatted disks I set up so I would have a disk image to copy to in case there was something on side b. You can just trash those. I will double check disk 45. I might have goofed.

 

Allan

 

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OK, I did a first pass through the "pooldisk too" BRE files:

 

The are 12 disks/24 sides that aren't represented in your archive:

003_A/B.atr - Games
004_A/B.atr - Games
008_A/B.atr - Games
023_A/B.atr - Games
024_A/B.atr - Games
027_A/B.atr - Utilities
031_A/B.atr - Basic Games
032_A/B.atr - Basic Games
039_A/B.atr - Demos
049_A/B.atr - R-Draw
054_A/B.atr - Modem Programs
059_A/B.atr - Utilities

 

There are two disks where it has a side B but your archive does not.

046_B.atr - Utilities
078_B.atr - German Games

 

And there are nine disks where the disks are different:

013_A.atr - Micropaint Artist, Side A
013_B.atr - Micropaint Artist, Side B
048_B.atr - Utilities
050_A.atr - Textpro
053_A.atr - Basic Games
061_B.atr - Basic Games
070_A.atr - Movie Maker Files
077_B.atr - German Games
093.atr   - Wizard Adventure Creator

 

I'll carefully go through the nine disks later this week, but in at least one case (048_B), your disk looks damaged (file COMPACTO.R links are broken in sectors 91-92), whereas the Pooldisk has valid sector links.  There are also differences in sectors 360 (VTOC), 364 (DIRECTORY), and 709-710 which appear less important.

 

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