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Started making ATXs with my Kryoflux.


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I started making ATXs with my Kryoflux and I thought I'd post them here with my thoughts/successes/failures.

 

Here's a few I started with.

 

 

Basic_Arithmetic_Atari.atx . = works fine.
Counting_Atari_Damage.atx
Counting_Atari.atx = works fine. Gave it a second try and it worked.
Earth_Science_Atari.atx = = works fine.
Filewriter.atx
First_Xlent_Word_Processor.atx = works fine.(not protected)
Graphic_Master_Datasoft.atx . = works fine.
MECC2.atx
MEGAFILER.atx
MEGAFONT2.atx
MIDITRACK_III.atx .= SEEMS to work fine.
MODE_MIXER_BATTLE.atx . Doesn't load a couple of the programs.
PQ_Entertainment_A.atx . = The main program on another disk can't read it.
PQ_Entertainment_B.atx = The main program on another disk can't read it.
PQ_Sports_A.atx . = The main program on another disk can't read it.
PQ_Sports_B.atx . = The main program on another disk can't read it.
PSINTERFACE.atx . = Doesn't load
Spelling_Bee_Atari.atx . = Works fine.
VIRTUOSO.atx = Works fine.
Word_Games_Atari.atx . = Works fine.
Allan

ATX Files.zip

Raw files.zip

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Hi Allan,

 

thanks for sharing these. :) :thumbsup:

Did you submit the Kryoflux raw dumps to Farb already?

 

I finally got around to put all my feedback together.

;)

 

PQ_Entertainment_A.atx . = The main program on another disk can't read it.
PQ_Entertainment_B.atx = The main program on another disk can't read it.
PQ_Sports_A.atx . = The main program on another disk can't read it.
PQ_Sports_B.atx . = The main program on another disk can't read it.

 

You probably tried them with the program's dump on Atarimania. This dump as well as the one on atarionline.pl search for the identification of the data disks in sector 9.
Your and Farb's data disks do have their identification in sector 3.
The data disks on Atarimania and atarionline.pl have identifications in both sectors.

 

If you use the program's dump in Farb's torrent it will work but you need the original controllers to use it.
I patched the Atarimania version to use sector 3 and attached this image here. The archive also contains two additional data disks from atarionline.pl.

 

VIRTUOSO.atx = Works fine.

 

This dump does not work. It shows the same problem that Kevin's dump had. Sector 707 has to be "long" but a8rawconv <v0.92 converts it as missing.
http://atariage.com/forums/topic/234684-atari-8-bit-software-preservation-initiative/?view=findpost&p=3625459

Unfortunately the raw dump is missing from the archive you attached to this thread.

This particular protection is quite common. I took track 40 from some other title and injected it in your ATX. Find the result attached.

 

Btw.: Your version differs in many aspects from Kevin's, although both are v2.1.

 

MECC2.atx

 

This image is missing.

 

In case it's useful to you or somebody else:
Find attached a tool to identify MECC images/disks (title, version, year) and to automatically crack the protected ones.

 

PQ - The Party Quiz Game (1984)(Suncom)(US).zip

Virtuoso Play Mode Sampler v2.1 (1985)(Enhanced Technology)(US).zip

Dos25-MECC.atr

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Due to bad assumptions the MECCinfo tool inside the above MECC-Dos works only for a few titles.
It also does not detect all currently known MECC disk formats.

Version 1.12 works on all MECC images I currently have and detects all five disk formats:

  • MECC - unprotected
  • Atari 00 - sectors 3 and 720 missing
  • Atari 10 - nearly identical with some code moved by $10 byte
  • APX STD - sectors 3 and 720 missing
  • APX 361 - sector 361 missing

The image also contains a readme.txt about usage of the whole disk.

Dos25-MECC-112.atr

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MEGAFILER.atx
MEGAFONT2.atx
MODE_MIXER_BATTLE.atx . Doesn't load a couple of the programs.

PSINTERFACE.atx . = Doesn't load

 

Some more findings:

 

  • MEGAFILER.atx

    file misses from the attached ZIP file

  • MEGAFONT2.atx

    Bad dump but it the same version as Farb's correct dump

  • MODE_MIXER_BATTLE.atx

    5 bad sectors in data area with two of them belonging to DUP.SYS. Might be repairable with closer investigation of the raw dump. Or somebody else can contribute an image; an ATR would suffice.

  • PSINTERFACE.atx

    1 missing sector in data area. Perhaps somebody else can contribute an image; an ATR would suffice too.

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Sounds weird that more than one run is yielding different results... make sure it's all cleaned and lubed... always make sure things are dry in between dumps and it seems a raw dump is always expected just in case there is a problem...double check cables connectors and power supplies.

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On 7/5/2017 at 9:23 PM, Allan said:

MODE_MIXER_BATTLE.atx . Doesn't load a couple of the programs.

Did you ever find another dump of this title, even another non-working image or a XEX?

I still would like to repair the above dump, but yours is the only one that showed up so far.

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8 minutes ago, DjayBee said:

Did you ever find another dump of this title, even another non-working image or a XEX?

I still would like to repair the above dump, but yours is the only one that showed up so far.

Everything I had was dumped by Bill Lange and posted over on the A8SP Forum. I have more disks for him Kyro at some point. Plus a ton of cassettes I have to turn into WAVs. It's all about the time.

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On 12/23/2017 at 5:47 PM, DjayBee said:

MODE_MIXER_BATTLE.atx

5 bad sectors in data area with two of them belonging to DUP.SYS. Might be repairable with closer investigation of the raw dump. Or somebody else can contribute an image; an ATR would suffice.

 

Woohoo, four years later we finally found a copy with the needed sectors.

 

Fixed ATX and crack:

Mode Mixer - Battle Stations (198x)(XLEnt Software)(US)[f].atx Mode Mixer - Battle Stations (198x)(XLEnt Software)(US)[f][cr CSS].atr

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