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Does anyone have the documentation that goes with this?  I don't mean the doc file on the ATR disk image.  That file references "full documentation" if you pay the shareware fee.  

 

Alternatively if anyone knows the location of the author, I'd be happy to pay the fee to get the documentation.

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On 6/3/2021 at 9:18 PM, 8bitguy1 said:

Does anyone have the documentation that goes with this?  I don't mean the doc file on the ATR disk image.  That file references "full documentation" if you pay the shareware fee.  

 

Alternatively if anyone knows the location of the author, I'd be happy to pay the fee to get the documentation.

The FAQ lists the programmer as Curtis Laser.

I don't know if it's him but 411.com has 1 match for that name who lived in California, Custis A Laser in his 60's currently living in Eagle ID.

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On 6/4/2021 at 12:18 AM, 8bitguy1 said:

Does anyone have the documentation that goes with this?  I don't mean the doc file on the ATR disk image.  That file references "full documentation" if you pay the shareware fee.  

 

Alternatively if anyone knows the location of the author, I'd be happy to pay the fee to get the documentation.

Can you post the ATR here in case someone is looking for the program or the docs in the future?

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2 hours ago, Allan said:

Can you post the ATR here in case someone is looking for the program or the docs in the future?

Sure...not an ATR, but in the format I found it....

 

 

vt850b1.arc

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The vt850b1.arc file as posted was indeed how it was distributed.

 

For instance, it remains available at: http://umich.edu/~archive/atari/8bit/Telecomm/Terminals/vt850b1.arc 

 

I believe for paying the shareware fee I received both the full docs and also this disk.

980715060_VT850disk0001.thumb.jpg.4cf2a449dc02de068aeafd3523fd521f.jpg

The disk is a standard DOS 2.0S disk, with the same set of files as contained in the .arc distribution:

 

* DOS     SYS 039

* DUP     SYS 042

* VT850B1 DOC 049

* VT850B1 NOH 098

* VT850B1 COM 101

* VT850B1 XEP 115

* README  DOC 005

258 FREE SECTORS

 

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3 hours ago, Allan said:

I took all the files and put them in a DOS 2.5 disk image. I am not sure how this came out by the author. 

 

I found it two places, the aforementioned umich archive and on atarionline.pl.

 

I'm betting the .arc was because it was mostly distributed via BBS.  Thanks for making an ATR.

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