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Date: 2001-09 atari800xl.org comp.sys.atari.8bit
Disk Tool Versions  
 
1.  LLpwhite  
 More options Sep 1 2001, 1:04 pm
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From: llpwh@cs.com (LLpwhite) -
Date: 01 Sep 2001 04:03:22 GMT
Local: Sat, Sep 1 2001 1:03 pm
Subject: Disk Tool Versions
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Over the years, I have seen several versions of Disk Tool (from Analog 8 and 9
originally).  Those I have seen:

The original and slight mods in the Analog Compendium
Double Density Disk Tool
Disk Tool IV
DISKTOOL.EXE (compiled)
The DISK MEND Versions

Any others that anyone has seen?  


 
 
2.  Ron Hamilton  
 More options Sep 2 2001, 3:47 am
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From: "Ron Hamilton" <ronandju@earthlink.net> -
Date: Sat, 01 Sep 2001 18:47:10 GMT
Local: Sun, Sep 2 2001 3:47 am
Subject: Re: Disk Tool Versions
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Hi Larry;

I never saw the first 3 you mention; did they redo the VTOC stuff in the ML
code for DD file recovery?

DiskMend was not *really* a version since it was completely rewritten with
minimal ML code to have a similar look and capabilities. It does not correct
the VTOC in file recovery, just the directory entry!

My personal DiskTool started with the CIO mods from Analog #13 (cut 8
minutes of POKE to 11 seconds of binary load) and then access to 1040
sectors; someone from PSAN sent me his VTOC fix for DOS 2.5 enhanced file
recovery, but it never worked (I suspect a lost bit in the mail).

I had also added a speedy ML printer screen dump, a patch to display all
characters except the $9B, a G colon device screen dump, a hex number
conversion, a disassembler, an option to write sectors to a new position, a
sector block relocation routine and minor tweaks here & there.

My proudest moment was early on making it run from the Ready prompt without
re-booting for the Autorun.sys; I had only an executable of the Basic ROM
(they were $45) and no cart so initially I had just appended files.
--
-Ron

Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.


 
Atari 1020 plotter  
 
1.  CJ  
 More options Sep 1 2001, 8:55 pm
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From: cj08@yahoo.com (CJ) -
Date: Sat, 01 Sep 2001 11:51:30 GMT
Local: Sat, Sep 1 2001 8:51 pm
Subject: Atari 1020 plotter
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NEED PARTS!

I have two Atari 1020 plotters - found while cleaning the shead.
condition unknoiwn
no power supplies
one missing cover
1 cassett "joystick sketchpad"
3 pen sets in original package
no cables
I think I can ship these for post paid $7 cont US only

email CJ08@yahoo.com


 
Page 6 magazine  
 
1.  Paul Rixon  
 More options Sep 1 2001, 11:10 pm
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From: "Paul Rixon" <m@SPAMNOTprixon.co.uk> -
Date: Sat, 1 Sep 2001 15:06:43 +0100
Local: Sat, Sep 1 2001 11:06 pm
Subject: Re: Page 6 magazine
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I remember Page 6 magazine pretty well, in fact I wrote the 8-bit games
reviews from issue 29 onwards (and even got paid for them!)

I have a complete set of the mag from issue 1 to 85 and have thought about
getting them on the internet, if there's enough interest then I might
seriously follow this up.

For the record, the history is:

Issue 1: Dec 1982 - first issue, available by subscription only
Issue 29: Sep/Oct 1987 - first issue available via newsstand distribution
Issue 36: Feb/Mar 1989 - Page 6 buys the "Atari User" title from Database
Publications. Magazine is renamed "Page 6 Atari User"
Issue 38: Jun/Jul 1989 - Magazine is renamed "New Atari User"
Issue 69: Dec 1994 - Magazine changes to A5 'booklet' format
Issue 85: Autumn 1998 - Final issue

As to the article you mentioned, I think you may be referring to the "Solid
Modelling" program by Philip Robinson, which is on pages 12 to 16 of issue
26. Unfortunately my scanner isn't working right now, so maybe someone can
help out?

Cheers
Paul Rixon

"Alan Stratton" <a@nospam.strat1.freeserve.co.uk> wrote in message

...


 
 
2.  Ron Hamilton  
 More options Sep 2 2001, 3:03 am
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From: "Ron Hamilton" <ronandju@earthlink.net> -
Date: Sat, 01 Sep 2001 18:03:11 GMT
Local: Sun, Sep 2 2001 3:03 am
Subject: Re: Page 6 magazine
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Hey, Paul;

Congrats on being part of a great resource! I considered "Solid Modelling"
from #26, but decided he was probably referring to "3D Animation" from #30.
It could be either; they both have a fair amount of machine code in data
statements.

And, I want to go on record as personally having sufficient interest.
--
-Ron

Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.


 
 
3.  Andreas Magenheimer  
 More options Sep 6 2001, 12:27 am
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From: Andreas Magenheimer <magea@mail.uni-mainz.de> -
Date: Wed, 05 Sep 2001 17:27:18 +0200
Local: Thurs, Sep 6 2001 12:27 am
Subject: Re: Page 6 magazine
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Well,
it would be a great idea to put these mags online !! Maybe the software
too (as ATR or XFD or DCM images). By the way, what is Les Ellingham
doing these days ???
And where is Derek Fern / Micro Discount ??  -Andreas.

Paul Rixon schrieb:


 
Joe Decuir's CGEXPO presentation slides online  
 
1.  Kevin Savetz  
 More options Sep 2 2001, 4:31 am
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From: Kevin Savetz <sav@northcoast.com> -
Date: Sat, 01 Sep 2001 12:31:42 -0700
Local: Sun, Sep 2 2001 4:31 am
Subject: Joe Decuir's CGEXPO presentation slides online
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The PowerPoint presentations that Joe Decuir used to accompany his talks
at the Classic Gaming Expo are available at atariarchives.org. You can
view the slides online or download the PowerPoint files for offline
viewing.

The presentations available are:

1999: 3 Generations of Game Machine Architecture
2000: Atari 2600: Stella Console Hardware & Combat Sample Game Software
2001: Atari 2600 Program Development

It's all at:
--
Kevin Savetz  <sav@northcoast.com>
Curator of the Digital Antic Project --  
& Atariarchives.org                  --  
Moderator of news:comp.sys.atari.announce -- Atari computer news


 
Can someone post a Hello World assembler listing?