neotokyo wrote:when powering down my atari do I just flick the switch on the back?
was wondering if anyone knows of any shops that sell old / second hand atari st games in the south of england? preferably around sussex area. just picked myself up a second hand atari ste 1040 but I have no games, I have heard that some games are incompatible with the ste models? is that correct? i'm looking to get a copy of notator or cubase too as i'd like to hook up my music gear.
also I have a really noob question so pardon the ignorance but when powering down my atari do I just flick the switch on the back? I couldn't see anything in the os for shutting it down. I guess i'm so used to windows I sort of expect there to be some sort of shutdown function in the operating system
In Windows, it is mostly due to the need of flush your files to the hard disk so you do not loose any data, also need to park your hard disk (newer hard disk are self parking).
On a Atari running non-multitasking OS, there not much worry about flushing files and there is no hard disk.
You do not need to worry about shutting down a Atari, the OS is in chips, pretty indestructible, just power off and thats it. Its not like these fragile PC contraptions
exxos wrote:You may not be aware, though a lot of games are on FTP servers, you can download them onto a floppy on your pc in most cases. It can get a bit tricky as the PC drive needs to be MPF920 SONY (good support for extended floppy formats). There are special programs for copying the game images onto a pc floppy, Im sure someone on here knows the programs to do it, its not something i do much myself.
There are normally lots of games on ebay if you wish to buy them. I would just look out for a job lot, most single games can go for a pound or so, but never really sell, so cheap enough to look out for a job lot and buy them cheap that way.
neotokyo wrote:cheers for the welcomes guys
ah I don't have one of those floppy drives ,they look quite cheap though so that might be an option. if I d/l a lot then i'd save a bit of money in the long run,are there any specific brands and types of disks I need to be using? I did try to download a copy of cubase lite as its officially free now.followed instructions in a thread on this forum, copied onto disk but the atari didn't recognise it so I figured it was either the disks or the disk drive on the pc that was a problem.
exxos wrote:ST floppys are DSDD 720K, can be a bit hard to find, though most PC drives will not take the extended formats the ST can use. Most floppys are done in disc images, you need a program to copy them to the PC floppy drive. Copying files onto a PC floppy does not always work on the Atari. Slightly different formats.
neotokyo wrote:yea I found it a little tricky trying to copy across on my pc
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