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Back in the day I used a multiboot with a rippling Fuji logo at the top and I can't find it on any atr sites. Can anyone remember whether this was the Rob C one or was that just the plain multiboot?

 

Is it available anywhere?

 

Did anyone ever meet RobC? I think someone told me he worked as a chef but don't know if this is true or not?  

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i've a nice collection of menu disks - including the two different MB colour scrolling types. PM me.

The two were: both MB variants and not Rob C. One had a Fuji symbol, while the other had a scrolling colours with background/foreground scrolling differently

 

I heard RobC was a postman - in the northwest (Manchester/Stockport area)? there are plenty of RobC menus - includign musical menus - where the added music played while the menu was displayed.

 

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IIRC it was a DOS autorun with the rainbow logo, I have some of them in my set somewhere, I'll try and dig them out unless someone has a properly sorted set and can help.

 

Never met him, downloaded Buck Rogers from him on a 300 baud modem but never even spoke to him, my mate somehow knew him but Kev knew everyone...

 

Chef, no idea....Twas a small world in the scene but not that small :)

 

Pretty sure Brenski sorted the multiboots in to sets, as I was looking for one I was involved in creating and he supplied sets of them which was very handy..

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this topic:

mentioned a LOGOMENU on the reverse of 1.1, but it was never confirmed.

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1 hour ago, brenski said:

this topic:

mentioned a LOGOMENU on the reverse of 1.1, but it was never confirmed.

Actually, I received error-free, original images of all disks in PM from @GoodByteXL. These were subsequently made available on my website. I just never stated these facts directly in the thread. What was never confirmed there was whether the "Software Preservation" copies were error-free or not.

 

As far as the LOGOMENU being on the v1.1 disk, side 2, it's definitely there.

 

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That's pretty cool!

 

Of course, in this day of atr images Megabytes in size, and storage media being so cheap, so that we can store an almost unlimited amount of disk images without needing to purchase diskettes, I don't know that there's really much need or use for multiboot disk menus anymore, other than nostalgia, of course.

 

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just some added info:

 

the menu maker in question is called Alpha-Load Menu Maker. It has four different menu options:

 

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Multiboot:

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Multiboot - Multiload: (Not Sure if this is it, but my understanding is that option 2 allows for creating menus with multi-part files) 

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Alpha Menu - Atari Logo:

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Alpha Menu - Scrolling Colours:

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As for RobC Menus - there were some later add-ons - like DiskeyII and Musical Menus.

 

RobC Games Menu

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RobC Menu Maker/Utils:

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RobC Utilities Disk:

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RobC DiskeyII/Muscial Menu Maker: - you could add a game tune to the menu, it plays during initial menu load (until a menu item is selected). Adding a musical menu (I think) resulted in one less menu option on the main screen.

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Hope this helps

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Do you have a list of all of them? I was working on a disk cataloguer years ago that would read the contents from several DOS and Menu disks. Would be interesting to see which ones I missed. One I was about to add before life got in the way was the Alpha menu.

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there's another thread here somewhere where i listed them:

 

Alphaload - Fuji

Alphaload - Scrolling

Aura Menu

Elton C

Games Disk [unknown]

Games Disk [maybe early Ian K]

Gamesmaster [Mikran]

Howfen Dos ver 3.07

Howfen Dos ver 3.08

Ian D Menu Maker

Ian K Menu Creator

Ian K Menu Creator [1.9]

Ian M Menu Creator

Jon C

Jon C Utilities Menu

John E Multi Menu

John W Menu

LK Avalon

Max's Megamix [Rob C]

Menuloader

Microdos

Mockingbird

Multi-Boot

Multi-Boot Gold

Multi-Boot Super XL Plus ver 1.0

Rob C

Rob C Musical Menu-Maker 1

Rob C Musical Menu-Maker 2

Rob C Musical Menu-Maker 3

Rob C Musical Menu-Maker 4

Rob C Musical Menu-Maker 5

Rob C Musical Menu-Maker 6

Rob C Musical Menu-Maker 7

Rob C Musical Menu-Maker 8

Speedmenu v 3US [bibodos]

Stevesoft Menu

Supaboot Menu

Super Boot

Ultraspeed Alphaload

Ultraspeed Multiboot

Warpspeed Multiboot

Yogi Menu

 

Note: this is not complete - just as it was at that point in time

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