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Date: 2002-03 atari800xl.org comp.sys.atari.8bit
ATR and XFD free DEMO site??????  
 
1.  Edward S. Baiz Jr.  
 More options Mar 1 2002, 11:22 pm
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From: e@skyenet.net (Edward S. Baiz Jr.) -
Date: Fri, 01 Mar 2002 14:22:18 GMT
Local: Fri, Mar 1 2002 11:22 pm
Subject: Re: ATR and XFD free DEMO site??????
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On 26 Feb 2002 03:29:38 , Damfino  wrote:

>An MSD is a "Magic Shadow" compressed disk, if I recall correctly.
>Sort of like the ST version of "DiskComm", in that it was actively
>used by the users of the real PC, not just emulation folks. I don't
>follow the ST scene as closely as the 8bit, but I would assume that
>either emulators can use .msds natively, or there's a conversion
>program (to the usual .st file), or (probably) both.

This could be true, but the Magic Shadow program uses a file with the
extension MSA. MSD could be another option. The ST extension file is
used by emulators like Pacifist for the PC. I usually run a PC program
that converts the ST file to a MSA file and then I use Magic Shadow or
a similar program to convert it to the original ST disks.

Edward S. Baiz Jr.
    (Gamer)  
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Atari DOS 1.0?  
 
1.  Edward S. Baiz Jr.  
 More options Mar 1 2002, 11:22 pm
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From: e@skyenet.net (Edward S. Baiz Jr.) -
Date: Fri, 01 Mar 2002 14:22:27 GMT
Local: Fri, Mar 1 2002 11:22 pm
Subject: Re: Atari DOS 1.0?
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On 26 Feb 2002 18:43:08 , Thomas Havemeister  wrote:

>Howdy *.*!

>While reading a book I found a comment about "DOS V1.0". I never found
>this version, but it would be nice to have a version as an ATR Image.

>Can somebody help?

>Are there some more detailed informations about the various DOS
>versions, as well why DOS 3 never succied?

>-thomsen@ilm

Hello,

Why would you want the old version anyway? I might have a copy
somewhere. I am wondering if it was included with my 810 when I bought
it. 2.5 and MyDos are so much better.

Edward S. Baiz Jr.
    (Gamer)  
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 Jaz Drive, MicroTek E3 Scanner, Mach 64 w/4meg Ram, Epson
 Photo 700 printer, 56k US Robotics Modem, ICQ#91257633
PROGRAMS: Extendos Gold, Cab 2.8, ScanX, STiK2, aFTP,
 Calamus SL2000, Newsie, PlayMyCD, Papyrus 8, Smurf,
 Nova Driver 2.67, NVDI 5, Mint, Magic, N.AES, Geneva                                                  
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2.  Andreas Magenheimer  
 More options Mar 2 2002, 2:53 am
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From: Andreas Magenheimer <magea@students.uni-mainz.de> -
Date: Fri, 01 Mar 2002 18:53:43 +0100
Local: Sat, Mar 2 2002 2:53 am
Subject: Re: Atari DOS 1.0?
| | | | | |
Well,
and the only DOS that is compatible to DOS 4 is DOS 4.
The only DOS compatible to DOS XE is DOS XE (in my version even the DOS2
to DOS XE converter did not work...). Better do not use DOS 3, DOs 4 or
DOS XE to avoid compatibility problems. The rest is your choice: a) DOS
1 er DOS 2 + clones/compatibles, b) Sparta DOS + compatibles, c)
MultiDOS/Alphaload and similar versions and finally d) Gamedos
versions...      -Andreas.

Fox-1 schrieb:


 
Writing ATR files on disc ?  
 
1.  Edward S. Baiz Jr.  
 More options Mar 1 2002, 11:22 pm
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From: e@skyenet.net (Edward S. Baiz Jr.) -
Date: Fri, 01 Mar 2002 14:22:38 GMT
Local: Fri, Mar 1 2002 11:22 pm
Subject: Re: Writing ATR files on disc ?
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On 27 Feb 2002 00:18:18 , "swebb"  wrote:

>I've been running an emulator for a while with mega ATR files. Is it
>possible to use these on a real atari and if so how do I get the files onto
>a 5 1/2" disc to play on the machine ?

>Cheers

That is possible. There is a program for the PC that runs under Windows
that will extract all the files from a Mega ATR image file. I did that
and made some Mega DI image files that could be use by either my STe or
my Atari Hades clone. But I could hook up my 130XE to my Hades and
install any of the files on a 5.25in disk using the SIO2ST(PC) cable
and the ST program 800XLDJ. I would rather put all the programs on a CD
and use my STe/Hades as a disk drive and run the program through my
130XE.

Edward S. Baiz Jr.
    (Gamer)  
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HADES 060: 256meg Ram, Yamaha & Sony CDRW Drive, 1 gig
 Jaz Drive, MicroTek E3 Scanner, Mach 64 w/4meg Ram, Epson
 Photo 700 printer, 56k US Robotics Modem, ICQ#91257633
PROGRAMS: Extendos Gold, Cab 2.8, ScanX, STiK2, aFTP,
 Calamus SL2000, Newsie, PlayMyCD, Papyrus 8, Smurf,
 Nova Driver 2.67, NVDI 5, Mint, Magic, N.AES, Geneva                                                  
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2.  Vince Briel  
 More options Mar 2 2002, 6:08 am
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From: "Vince Briel" <vbr@yahoo.com> -
Date: Fri, 1 Mar 2002 21:08:52 +0000 (UTC)
Local: Sat, Mar 2 2002 6:08 am
Subject: Re: Writing ATR files on disc ?
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> Much less hassle to connect the 810/1050 to your PC and write the disc images
> directly using one of the cables/programs designed for this sort of thing.

Good point but now how do you copy those disk images onto the 1050?

Most ATR images I've come across won't copy with my DOS 2.5.  Is there a
disk image of a program that will duplicate copy protected images?

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MultiJoy interface (up to 8 joystick on  
 
1.  Edward S. Baiz Jr.  
 More options Mar 1 2002, 11:23 pm
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From: e@skyenet.net (Edward S. Baiz Jr.) -
Date: Fri, 01 Mar 2002 14:22:47 GMT
Local: Fri, Mar 1 2002 11:22 pm
Subject: Re: MultiJoy interface (up to 8 joystick on
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On 27 Feb 2002 13:18:59 , "Mathy van Nisselroy"  wrote:

>Howdy folks

>Ever wanted to play a game with up to 8 people on one Atari 8 bit computer.
>Have a look at this article.  Pictures are included.

>

>CU                    Mathy van Nisselroy

Sounds very interesting. I will look into it.

Edward S. Baiz Jr.
    (Gamer)  
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HADES 060: 256meg Ram, Yamaha & Sony CDRW Drive, 1 gig
 Jaz Drive, MicroTek E3 Scanner, Mach 64 w/4meg Ram, Epson
 Photo 700 printer, 56k US Robotics Modem, ICQ#91257633
PROGRAMS: Extendos Gold, Cab 2.8, ScanX, STiK2, aFTP,
 Calamus SL2000, Newsie, PlayMyCD, Papyrus 8, Smurf,
 Nova Driver 2.67, NVDI 5, Mint, Magic, N.AES, Geneva                                                  
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Compute's 3rd book of Atari Graphics  
 
1.  Edward S. Baiz Jr.  
 More options Mar 1 2002, 11:23 pm
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From: e@skyenet.net (Edward S. Baiz Jr.) -
Date: Fri, 01 Mar 2002 14:23:06 GMT
Local: Fri, Mar 1 2002 11:23 pm
Subject: Re: Compute's 3rd book of Atari Graphics
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On 27 Feb 2002 18:30:54 , "Son of man"  wrote:

>Does anyone have this book?

No, but I have seen it for sale on many Atari websites.

Edward S. Baiz Jr.
    (Gamer)  
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HADES 060: 256meg Ram, Yamaha & Sony CDRW Drive, 1 gig
 Jaz Drive, MicroTek E3 Scanner, Mach 64 w/4meg Ram, Epson
 Photo 700 printer, 56k US Robotics Modem, ICQ#91257633
PROGRAMS: Extendos Gold, Cab 2.8, ScanX, STiK2, aFTP,
 Calamus SL2000, Newsie, PlayMyCD, Papyrus 8, Smurf,
 Nova Driver 2.67, NVDI 5, Mint, Magic, N.AES, Geneva                                                  
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Did Skyfox from Electronic Arts ever sh  
 
1.  Edward S. Baiz Jr.  
 More options Mar 1 2002, 11:23 pm
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Date: Fri, 01 Mar 2002 14:23:22 GMT
Local: Fri, Mar 1 2002 11:23 pm
Subject: Re: Did Skyfox from Electronic Arts ever sh
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On 28 Feb 2002 21:59:31 , "SoftNGui"  wrote:

>Hi

>Did skyfox ever come out for Atari 8bit?

>TIA

I am not sure, but I would have to say NO. It did come out for the ST,
but it was not very good. Typical of EA in their later years...

Edward S. Baiz Jr.
    (Gamer)  
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 Jaz Drive, MicroTek E3 Scanner, Mach 64 w/4meg Ram, Epson
 Photo 700 printer, 56k US Robotics Modem, ICQ#91257633
PROGRAMS: Extendos Gold, Cab 2.8, ScanX, STiK2, aFTP,
 Calamus SL2000, Newsie, PlayMyCD, Papyrus 8, Smurf,
 Nova Driver 2.67, NVDI 5, Mint, Magic, N.AES, Geneva                                                  
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2.  Gav  
 More options Mar 2 2002, 12:55 am
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From: gavan-martin.delete.mo@remove.ubs.this.com.invalid (Gav) -
Date: Fri, 01 Mar 2002 15:49:03 GMT
Local: Sat, Mar 2 2002 12:49 am
Subject: Re: Did Skyfox from Electronic Arts ever sh
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On Fri, 01 Mar 2002 14:23:22 GMT, e@skyenet.net (Edward S. Baiz

Jr.) wrote:
>On 28 Feb 2002 21:59:31 , "SoftNGui"  wrote:
>>Hi

>>Did skyfox ever come out for Atari 8bit?

>>TIA

>I am not sure, but I would have to say NO. It did come out for the ST,
>but it was not very good. Typical of EA in their later years...

     The first batch of Electronic Arts  games were amazing though -
Archon,  M.U.L.E. and Pinball Construction Set (let's forget 'Hard Hat
Mac') were simply state of the art for the time.

  IIRC the image of the company was that of a rebellious group of top
coders out to do their own 'artistic' thing,  free of the restraints
imposed by the big companies of the time.....

   ..... Hard to believe,  therefore,   that this is where the current
coporate behemoth of EA started out from.

Gav
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"Du musst Amboss oder Hammer sein"


 
 
3.  Damfino  
 More options Mar 2 2002, 3:46 am
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From: damf@rochester.rr.com (Damfino) -
Date: 1 Mar 2002 10:46:24 -0800
Local: Sat, Mar 2 2002 3:46 am
Subject: Re: Did Skyfox from Electronic Arts ever sh
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gavan-martin.delete.mo@remove.ubs.this.com.invalid (Gav) wrote in message <>...
>    The first batch of Electronic Arts  games were amazing though -
> Archon,  M.U.L.E. and Pinball Construction Set (let's forget 'Hard Hat
> Mac') were simply state of the art for the time.

>   IIRC the image of the company was that of a rebellious group of top
> coders out to do their own 'artistic' thing,  free of the restraints
> imposed by the big companies of the time.....

>    ..... Hard to believe,  therefore,   that this is where the current
> coporate behemoth of EA started out from.

True on all counts... somewhere I still have (hopefully!) a
mini-poster that was in Electronic Games or Compute from back when EA
(or, as they called themselves then, "EOA") first started, that had a
black/white photo of the main coders next to the info about their
game... they were really pushing it as a place where coders could be
free to code, and for them to get credit, not just the company... kind
of like, a few years ago, Ion Storm claimed (and failed miserably) to
be, as well as Godgames... It was really a big deal and especially
nice for Atari folks as the majority of their stuff was Atari-only,
and I remember at least one interview where they specifically said
that the Atari was the only computer that could do what they wanted to
do. (Here's a question - did later versions of MULE, for the C64, etc,
still call it "Planet Irata"? I've always wondered but never enough to
bother to find out the answer. :)

 

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