Somekind of reminder, what
Atari ST SW I done in over 20 years...
Filecopy program with RAMDISK, good for machines with only 1
floppy drive. Fast work - done in ASM with low level FDC access,
cashing of floppy system area. Extra functions are formatting, disk map
show, with file allocation displaying too.
EPROM programming for programmer device
at cartridge port, 1988.
No pic. Not much used, as made
later better programmer.
Diskcopy program, for copying whole floppies. Extra is
detection of sectors on tracks, data compression. Uses own format of
EPROM programming for device at
parallel port, 1992.
For 32 pin EPROMs too. Later made versions for Flash EPROM
programming. With viewer/editor/search of content.
FIRDC file, RAMdisk, compressor, 1990
Hard disk driver
for PC DOS partitoned
drives on Atari, 1998.
Only CHS code, no LBA. Requires BIGDOS.
Allows usage of different TOS version, without replacing ROM chips.
Price is some occupied RAM. Based on relocation of long addresses, it
needs seeking and making table for each TOS version separately...
Versatile floppy formatter, with lot of settings and options.
For users with hard disks on their Ataris - allows running of games
from floppy image files without writing them onto floppies. There is a
newer version, with easy usage, using some ROM code, so we have
separated versions for different TOS versions.
This is more just some experiment, not serious movie player. As ST
machines are pretty slow for any complexer decompressions, it works
with prepared, uncompressed streams. Anyway, Atari STE is capable to
play 320x200, 16 color video with audio at 25 fps. Just needs fast hard
disk+driver, with rate of at least 1MByte/sec .
Splits Atari TOS ROM image files in
parts used by EPROM burners. New
feature is CRC checksum recalculation and fixing for TOS 2.06 in case
of some modding, patch.
TRACC - new
version , 2007-8.
New version of Trackcopy program. It now supports common floppy
image formats as ST and MSA. + allows view, changing content,
extracting files from floppy image files. It is solved via special
RAMdisk, which may be filled with floppy image file (content). Or with
floppy content by reading it into RAM. Because of support for larger
capacity floppies up to 960KB it requires 2MB RAM min. Now Falcon
Diverse hard disk
With partitioner - under development, but there are some free, older
There are some small programs too, mostly of testing purpose, as Hard disk speed ( actually data transfer rate,
access time) testers, floppy RPM
PP, Okt. 2008.