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Date: 2006-06 atari800xl.org comp.sys.atari.8bit
Dis6502 2.2 released  
1.  Slor  
 More options Jun 1, 12:36 am
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From: Slor <s@rols.ten> -
Date: Wed, 31 May 2006 10:36:33 -0500
Local: Thurs, Jun 1 2006 12:36 am
Subject: [annc] Dis6502 2.2 released
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Version 2.2

No new features

Fixed bugs:
- recent files and recent workspaces did not work in 2.1. Fixed.
- Opcode $96 produced a bad disassembly.
- Version 2.1 did not work on Win98se.


Atari Basic Diskette Recovery  
1.  Russg  
 More options Jun 1, 12:40 am
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From: "Russg" <russg@MUNGEsbcyahoo.net> -
Date: Wed, 31 May 2006 15:40:30 GMT
Local: Thurs, Jun 1 2006 12:40 am
Subject: Re: Atari Basic Diskette Recovery
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"Matthias Reichl" <usenet-200@MUNGEhias.horus.com> wrote in message
Russg wrote:
>> Anybody try it (the briefcase).
>> http://briefcase.yahoo.com/russg@sbcglobal.net

> I just tried it with Mozilla 1.4, Firefox 1.0.4 and lynx 2.8.4 under
> Linux and it works fine.

> Maybe the problem's caused by a broken webbrowser and/or proxy
> that gets confused by the "@" or so.

> so long,

> Hias

Thanks, Hias.

2.  Roy Dean  
 More options Jun 1, 11:23 am
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From: "Roy Dean" <r-dean@ cox.net> -
Date: Wed, 31 May 2006 19:23:55 -0700
Local: Thurs, Jun 1 2006 11:23 am
Subject: Re: Atari Basic Diskette Recovery
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"Russg" <russg@MUNGEsbcyahoo.net> wrote in message


Works good here also, and thanks for sharing files..

3.  Russg  
 More options Jun 1, 12:15 pm
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From: "Russg" <russg@MUNGEsbcyahoo.net> -
Date: Thu, 01 Jun 2006 03:15:38 GMT
Local: Thurs, Jun 1 2006 12:15 pm
Subject: Re: Atari Basic Diskette Recovery
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"Roy Dean" r-dean@MUNGE cox.net> wrote in message

 >Works good here also, and thanks for sharing files..

> RoyE

Thanks for trying it also, Roy.
It may not be clear what these (salvage and chkbas) programs do.
If Rory's BASIC file is truly on a bad sector disk, then he can't
copy the file very well, meaning he can't get the file off the disk and
on to a PC directory for chkbas to be run on.
My salvage program, on the other hand, will retrieve the BASIC
program off the disk, as it must read from a file on disk.  I'm pretty
sure salvage will trap on error sectors, so at least up to the
error sector will be retrieved.  Just in case the salvage program
errors out and exits with an ERROR xx message, it would be
necessary to close the writing channel to save what had been retrieved.
Just a CLOSE #1:CLOSE #2 would do, but I think
it traps and automatically does that.
I suspect that the entire BASIC program can be salvaged, but
if there really is a bad sector, it would require some sector dumps
and appending to the first part of the file to maybe be able to
retrieve more of the program.

Necromancer - Buried Bucks  
1.  Helge Sjoestroem  
 More options Jun 1, 1:49 am
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From: Helge Sjoestroem <helgesjoestr@ki.tng.de> -
Date: Wed, 31 May 2006 18:49:45 +0200
Local: Thurs, Jun 1 2006 1:49 am
Subject: Re: Necromancer - Buried Bucks
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Z.Beeblebrox schrieb:

Thats right. Necromancer was a little bit confuse. I never found out,
how ist working....


2.  Edward S. Baiz Jr.  
 More options Jun 1, 1:28 pm
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From: "Edward S. Baiz Jr." <edbai@comcast.net> -
Date: Thu, 01 Jun 2006 08:28:58 +0400 (MET DST)
Local: Thurs, Jun 1 2006 1:28 pm
Subject: Re: Necromancer - Buried Bucks
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>Anders Skelander wrote:

>> "PainDeer" <paind@hotmail.com> skrev i meddelandet
>> ...
>>> Let us not forget these two.
>> Agreed.

>> Anders

>I remember Necromancer, but Buried Bucks doesn't ring a bell.  

Yed I just played Necromancer not too long ago. Very good and very hard game.
I love it. Buried Bucks is unfamilar to me.

Edward S. Baiz Jr.

HADES 060: 256meg Ram - Atari Clone

Advan BASIC to be released as public domain  
1.  Rory.A.McMa...@gmail.com  
 More options Jun 1, 2:46 am
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From: Rory.A.McMa@gmail.com -
Date: 31 May 2006 10:46:54 -0700
Local: Thurs, Jun 1 2006 2:46 am
Subject: Re: Advan BASIC to be released as public domain
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William has asked me not to release the source code yet, but the disk
images will be in ATR format. That was the main objective of getting
Advan off the copy protected disk and on to a flexible format for
laptop/portable 8 bits! Now you can code some cool stuff on the road!

The PDF's are scanned from the manual, the text was then OCR'd (There
will be a few typos and missed editing) and then brought into Word.

I also had bought the entire suite from Advan Systems when I first saw
it in Antic & Analog. I believed it cost around $100 plus shipping.
I've had fun with it. It has everything for a BASIC development kit.


Welcome to comp.sys.atari.8bit!  
1.  Michael Current  
 More options Jun 1, 1:24 pm
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From: "Michael Current" <hunma@earthlink.net> -
Date: 01 Jun 2006 04:24:34 GMT
Local: Thurs, Jun 1 2006 1:24 pm
Subject: Welcome to comp.sys.atari.8bit!
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Focus Gaming (UK) and Atari  
1.  Focus Gaming (UK)  
 More options Jun 2, 5:08 am
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From: "Focus Gaming \(UK\)" <i@focusgaming.co.uk> -
Date: Thu, 1 Jun 2006 21:08:26 +0100
Local: Fri, Jun 2 2006 5:08 am
Subject: Focus Gaming (UK) and Atari
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David's Midnight Magic?  
1.  nomorespame...@yahoo.com  
 More options Jun 2, 8:36 am
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From: nomorespame@yahoo.com -
Date: 1 Jun 2006 16:36:05 -0700
Local: Fri, Jun 2 2006 8:36 am
Subject: David's Midnight Magic?
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Was the NTSC XEGS cartridge release in color? i remember this being in
color  but I can't find my cart at the moment and the rom dump I have
is B/W in both the atari++ and atari800 emulators. is this a problem
with my rom dump? the emulators? or is it that *my* memory is failing
me and it really was in B/W?? any help on this issue would be greatly
appreciated. in the meantime i'll keep looking for that cart... it's
gotta be here somewhere! :-)



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