Magic is powerful, TOS
compatible, Atari ST alternative OS. It may be used as runnable core
based (MAGIC.RAM), or as ROM core based.
Best is to use ROM core based version 6.20 (latest)- it uses of course
less RAM. I
DDP based English RSC translations of German 6.20, but there was many
part untranslated. Here may DL it complete translated to
including core translation, UK keyboard layout support and couple parts
in executables ( as
In archives is ROM based core (MAGUE62.IMG or MAGUD62.IMG) - need to
write them to (Flash) EPROMs . In subdir MRAM are files needed for RAM
based running of MagiC - just copy them to hard disk, root of C. After
running MAGXBOOT MagiC wiill activate, and will be resident until cold
Added support for autoboot from twisted IDE cable/adapter +
autoboot from new ACSI-CF interface. ACSI-CF drivers will
MagiC on Mega STE - less free RAM, because core is in RAM.
In low res icons are colorful, but seems as not much usable for gamers
- most of games work not.
ROM based MagiC is most interesting for people with multiple TOS in
machines, selectable by some switch, and especially for those who made
in-circuit programmable Flash-
Downloads: Main Magic files + ROM image + RAM run files.
ROM image is
usable with machines where TOS space is at $E00000, so STE or STs with
TOS 2.06 support. Works not with Mega STE. But MAGIC.RAM works with
No need for install. Just depack/copy all files, dirs
to ROOT of C .
ACSI hard disk driver with FAT32 support. Good for
Satandisk, Mega STE internal adapter and all ACSI adapters which can
handle max 1GB. So, good for Steem, Hatari too - may try Magic with
those emulators and real hard disk emulation. By Hatari will need
to correct ROM image header: At pos 2 change hex. 0620 to 0206 (
otherwise Hatari will not accept image ) .
Driver uses MagiC benefit: direct handle of DOS partitioned
disks, without need for prg BIGDOS.
DL current Magic 6.20 engl.
DL current Magic 6.20 Deutsch
- In subdirs MOD_BOOT are versions for twisted IDE autoboot. Use
only with PP harddisk drivers, otherwise use regular MAGIC.RAM.
By ROM image files MAGUE62.IMG or MAGUD62.IMG are with
twisted IDE autoboot support.. MAGIC62D.IMG is unmodded German ROM
version. MAGIC62E.IMG is translated to Englsih, with original autoboot
code. If want to try in Steem set them as TOS : Options, TOS, Add -
then select proper IMG file & finally 'Perform cold reset now' .
Plus, will need following together with Pasti activated:
DL harddisk image file - bootable,
- image file with 2 partitions, driver.
May try with Steem - need 'real' hard disk emulation via Pasti. MagiC
can not use Windows DIR installed as TOS partition (GEMDOS hard disk
ACSI hard disk driver for DOS partitioned
PP . Last update: Nov. 08. 2010 .