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So, back in the day, the first C compiler that I ever used for the ST was Haba Hippo-C. It's not perfect, and I am well aware of much better C compilers available nowadays, but I still like it. It's an easy to use compiler, assembler, linker and even a UNIX style operating system called HOS. Anyway, I was able to get a physical copy from eBay.

 

But I noticed that there doesn't seem to be a disk image of it available online. I would like to share this software with everyone in the community. However, I have absolutely no idea how to do this. Weeks of searching the Internet has left me thoroughly confused! LOL.

 

Can someone please give me a simple step-by-step guide to the best way to dump an ST image? I have the disk, a stock 1040 ST with TOS 1.0. My modern machine is a Mac, but I can get access to a Windows computer if necessary.    

 

Or, if anybody has this and is willing to dump and share it, could you do so here? 

 

Thanks as always!

 

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well try using msa 1st if the disk isnt protected . you can use progem or proreb if it is . if the protection is too much for them to make an image, youll probably need a hardware copier. How did you plan on getting the image off the ST over to a mac or win box? unless you have a floppy on them , and that would make them old machines indeed. 

MSA141.PRG UTILITY.7z

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On this page can DL floppy imaging SW for Windows and Atari ST:  http://atari.8bitchip.info/floimgd.php

Windows program works only with internal floppy drive, so with older PCs only. USB floppy drives are not supported, because they can handle usual Atari ST floppy formats (like 400 or 800 KB).

At about 90% of page is TRACC, program for Atari .

If it is copy protected, then you need to use Pasti . 

And without hard disk (or Flash card adapter) making image will be harder

Actually, you need 1 MB version of it: TRACC1M.ZIP

And will need to do imaging in 2 steps if it is 2 sided disk - because with 1 MB machine can image max about 700 KB only in one step. And you need to save image file to floppy, where fits not like 800 KB ...

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8 hours ago, 351coug said:

well try using msa 1st if the disk isnt protected . you can use progem or proreb if it is . if the protection is too much for them to make an image, youll probably need a hardware copier. How did you plan on getting the image off the ST over to a mac or win box? unless you have a floppy on them , and that would make them old machines indeed. 

MSA141.PRG 13.87 kB · 2 downloads UTILITY.7z 69.73 kB · 1 download

Well, at first I didn't know the process. Having read what PP has to say, I suppose I need to track down an old windows machine and follow his advice. I have a few other disks that I noticed aren't available. I might try and old laptop off of eBay. First time around doing this so it will be a learning experience for me. Thanks, again!

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@ParanoidLittleManI was wondering if I could get some more help, please. So, I used Pasti and made a disk image . I saved it to my hard drive emulator, an SD4ST, which is like an UltraSatan. I saved it as an .STX file, which is a data file, not a PRG file. Now, the problem is I don't know how to open it up as it says it is I am only able to PRINT or SHOW it. Can you help me out with the next step, please? Thank you very much. I should also thank you because I used your Drive Image software, which worked very well. http://atari.8bitchip.info/drimus.php

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@kodak80Thanks so much for improving the manual! It is much better, now. I truly appreciate it!

 

Just in case anyone is interested, here are a few links related to this piece of software. As far as I am aware, there is not much else out there. 

 

This first is a review from Antic magazine.

https://www.atarimagazines.com/v4n10/sthabahippoc.html

 

The second, is a follow up article from Antic that provides XBIOS calls for a Random number and access to the sound chip. These were both missing in the original version of the software. 

https://www.atarimagazines.com/v4n11/Hipposound.html

 

The next step is for me to submit this image to Atarimania and AtariUpToDate. Hopefully I can figure out how to do that soon and they can be more accessible. 

 

 

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