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The title pretty much says it all, I'm wondering if these disks have been archived for download somewhere? I know the magazines are archived at archive.org and Atarimania, but I can't seem to find anywhere that has the disks, unless I've overlooked it at one of these sites.

 

And just an FYI for others who may not know, that are interested in Antic magazine archives, I was a subscriber in the last days of the publication, and in the end Antic became a section inside ST Start magazine, which you won't find in the Antic archives. I was upset about this at the time, because I had been buying Antic for years at the news stand/book stores, and when I finally decided to subscribe, I got like 3-4 issues of Antic and then my subscription was full-filled with START magazine for the rest of it, and I had no ST at the time and felt very ripped-off, especially since my subscription outlasted Antic being included, so the START magazines were useless to me.

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I think at least some of these have been archived; I believe I have some of them at home (I’m at work now).

 

Dumb question, but have you dug through the various folders at the Pigwa archive site? There’s lots of stuff there scattered kind of haphazardly around.

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I think at least some of these have been archived; I believe I have some of them at home (I’m at work now).

 

Dumb question, but have you dug through the various folders at the Pigwa archive site? There’s lots of stuff there scattered kind of haphazardly around.

No, I haven't, I'll take a look at Pigwa...thanks.

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I read somewhere in here that many Antic ATR's, in the wild, are only of side 1, but many were 2 sided. I've been collecting real antic disks and a lot do have items on side 2. The collection is not complete, and many disks are corrupt from age. I have some ANALOGs and Compute!s disks with stuff on side 2 as well. Something to consider. And something I wanted to remedy, but I do not have the time I want to spend on the project.

I remember someone several years ago someone did a GREAT job of collecting every issue of SoftSide magazine (Atari versions). They put PDF's of all pages, insert subscription, & reader service cards, flip-books,and ATR's of every disk into one large, easily indexed .zip file. It even had type-in programs as files ready to load that were only in print form. This was a marvelous way to put everything in one place/file, and easy to store and reference when needed.

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I read somewhere in here that many Antic ATR's, in the wild, are only of side 1, but many were 2 sided. I've been collecting real antic disks and a lot do have items on side 2.

 

That is true. I only have two or three ANTIC disks but mine all have stuff on Side 2. Perhaps you can add this topic to the Atari 8-bit Software Preservation thread as well. A lot of the big contributors to that thread have huge disk collections, many dozens, hundreds, perhaps thousands of disks. I would be a lot of those folks have at least some of these disks.

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Looks like most (Nov 1984 onwards) were part of PoolDisk One:

http://ftp.pigwa.net/stuff/collections/PoolDisk%20One/CD/XL_ATR/ANTIC/

 

I don't know where I got these (I thought from an ISO of the Pool Disc, but perhaps not), but anyway here are ATRs of some ANTIC disks before November '84. Specifically:

 

  • April '82
  • February '83
  • April '83
  • May '83
  • June '83
  • July '83
  • August '83
  • April '84
  • June '84

I can't vouch for the accuracy or validity of these without digging through an archive site for the magazine issues in question and seeing what they printed with regard to the contents of the disk. I will note that pretty much all of these early disks - if these are accurate - only contain a DOS filesystem and one or maybe two BASIC programs. I know later on ANTIC disks tended to have menu programs, a mix of BASIC and Assembler programs, maybe other stuff as well. These earlier ones - at least the ones that purport to be early ANTIC disks - certainly don't have anything like that content.

 

EDITED TO ADD: Okay, I did look up the April '82 issue of ANTIC. That was the debut issue and they did publish a public domain BASIC program called "Chicken", which seems to be the title of one on the disk I posted. However, they also posted sample programs in PILOT, Forth, and assembly language, but those are not part of the disk. Further, nothing I've found in the text or ads in the actual magazine indicate that a disk was or ever would be available to subscribers. In fact, one large ad on p. 36 of the magazine states that "Available to Subscribers Soon!! Public Domain Software …" So my guess is the idea of an actual disk didn't launch with the magazine itself and took awhile. Disk drives were still pretty expensive until about 1984 or so. As I recall, Atari started pretty aggressive price cuts through '84 and those accelerated after Jack took over with his "Atari Inc." in July through the next year.

Antic Magazine.zip

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Issue 3.04 (08-84) was the first issue to include an advert for the disk subscription. Issue 3.02 was the cover art used in that advert and 3.06 is the first time there is a note to disk subscribers about the software being ready to run in the listing section.

 

Prior to that there were some disks of PD available including a few that had programs from earlier issues on them.

 

I can't find mention of a disk subscription or disk edition of the magazine prior to that so I expect the first genuine Antic disk is from around then.

 

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https://www.atarimagazines.com/software/software.html

These are just the programs files for these issues. There is no Menu auto start files, and some look like only side one is there. I know some of the later disks had ST programs on side two.

But this is a good place to replace any corrupted files I might have on my collection of real disks.

 

http://ftp.pigwa.net...D/XL_ATR/ANTIC/

I used this site to write new disks that were bad in my collection. I recall several downloads had corruptions, and a disk copy would not complete. I vividly remember 1 disk I had had a bad file, and the same file was bad from here.

 

but between all these sources I think a complete library of tested and functional ATR's could be made. I wish I had more time to do this, it would be fun.

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I know that I am late to the party but I just now today found my A.N.A.L.O.G. CD's. the first link is Disk 1

 

and the second link. for Disk 2

 

Disk 1

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/sryd0geupaoc03r/analog%2009-40.zip?dl=0

 

Disk 2

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/sw93kbnf36ec0hm/analog%2041-79.zip?dl=0

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I know that I am late to the party but I just now today found my A.N.A.L.O.G. CD's. the first link is Disk 1

 

and the second link. for Disk 2

 

Disk 1

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/sryd0geupaoc03r/analog%2009-40.zip?dl=0

 

Disk 2

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/sw93kbnf36ec0hm/analog%2041-79.zip?dl=0

 

 

Direct links:

 

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/sryd0geupaoc03r/analog%2009-40.zip

https://www.dropbox.com/s/sryd0geupaoc03r/analog%2009-40.zip?dl=1

 

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/sw93kbnf36ec0hm/analog%2041-79.zip

https://www.dropbox.com/s/sw93kbnf36ec0hm/analog%2041-79.zip?dl=1

 

Simply change the URL. Replace www.dropbox.com with dl.dropboxusercontent.com, and get rid of ?dl=0 at the end.

 

If you only change dl=0 to dl=1, it accomplishes almost the same thing.

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I recently got some original Antic magazine disks and some of them were from 1984.

 

Vol.3, no. 1

Vol.3, no. 5

Vol.3, no. 7

Vol.3, no. 10

Vol.3, no. 11

 

As well as some 1985 and 1986 disks.

I will post them soon.

 

So it looks like as of now the earliest Antic magazine disk is Volume 3, Number 1, May, 1984.

 

Looking at everything I could find on the Net for earlier Antic disk images, they all seem to be just made up, with DOS 2.5 on them (didn't exist then) and only one game on them.

 

So if anybody has any earlier original (or later ones) Antic magazine disks, please archive them.

 

By the way. some disks have stuff written on the back even though there is no notch on that side nor is it mentioned on the disk labels. Always check!

 

 

Allan

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Uh, don't forget about this thread and the 132 Antic ATR's posted there. BTW, these are the same ATR's posted on the Serious Computerist: Antic.

 

Also, I just went through all the ATR's in that collection, and only 3 have DOS 2.5 on them and are from years that DOS 2.5 was in existence; all others are DOS 2.0S.

 

The Analog disks are here too: Serious Computerist: Analog.

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So if anybody has any earlier original (or later ones) Antic magazine disks, please archive them.

I have archived quite a few Antic disks (many with two copies) and just haven't gotten around to processing and adding them to the torrent yet.

 

 

 

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