Name of 2D space trading game

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Name of 2D space trading game

Postby Spectone » Tue Jul 01, 2014 9:28 am

I remember playing this game on my ST. It was similar to Elite in the trading aspects but gameplay was 2D. There was a mini game for being attacked by pirates and another for landing on a planet. I believe the game was PD and was included on the front of STart magazine. Does anyone know about this game?

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Re: Name of 2D space trading game

Postby Spectone » Tue Jul 01, 2014 12:41 pm

After reading a few scans of STart magazine I found the answer to my own question. In issue 38 is a game called Galactic Merchant.

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Re: Name of 2D space trading game

Postby purpleeagle01 » Wed Jul 02, 2014 10:27 am

is possible to download the START Magazin Disks?
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Re: Name of 2D space trading game

Postby simonsunnyboy » Wed Jul 02, 2014 3:32 pm

Yes, I'd be very interested to have a look as well!
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Re: Name of 2D space trading game

Postby Spectone » Thu Jul 03, 2014 6:27 am

I don't know where you can get the cover disks from. The magazine scans I got from https://archive.org/details/computermagazines.

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Re: Name of 2D space trading game

Postby purpleeagle01 » Thu Jul 03, 2014 1:08 pm

Here can you Download the Disks.

http://www.planetemu.net/index.php?sect ... machine=34
in Coverdisks Section

ftp://ftp.climatics.com/
And Here

One Question the self Extracting Archive ARC from DC i think works not on my STE/Tos 1.06 and on my Falcon its open the PRG and goes back to Desktop witheout decrompressing can i an Selfextracting PRG with an other Tool Extracting ??
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Re: Name of 2D space trading game

Postby simonsunnyboy » Thu Jul 03, 2014 3:25 pm

I'm unable to find the disk at all. Can you attach what you have? I'm pretty sure extarcting is possible....
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Re: Name of 2D space trading game

Postby lp » Thu Jul 03, 2014 5:06 pm

Spectone wrote:After reading a few scans of STart magazine I found the answer to my own question. In issue 38 is a game called Galactic Merchant.


I don't know how you came up with issue 38 as STart magazine uses the volume x/number 1-12 scheme. ;)

Anyone else trying to find it should see here: http://www.atarimagazines.com/startv5n3 ... chant.html
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Re: Name of 2D space trading game

Postby lp » Thu Jul 03, 2014 5:31 pm

simonsunnyboy wrote:I'm unable to find the disk at all. Can you attach what you have? I'm pretty sure extarcting is possible....


It failed to self extra on several setups. It finally worked with TOS v1.02 + Hatari.

Here ya go.
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Re: Name of 2D space trading game

Postby Spectone » Fri Jul 04, 2014 1:08 am

lp wrote:
Spectone wrote:After reading a few scans of STart magazine I found the answer to my own question. In issue 38 is a game called Galactic Merchant.


I don't know how you came up with issue 38 as STart magazine uses the volume x/number 1-12 scheme. ;)

Anyone else trying to find it should see here: http://www.atarimagazines.com/startv5n3 ... chant.html



Issue 38 is how the file is named on the site I downloaded the scan from.

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Re: Name of 2D space trading game

Postby lp » Fri Jul 04, 2014 11:56 am

Spectone wrote:Issue 38 is how the file is named on the site I downloaded the scan from.


I see. Just visited that site and had a look. That's a terrible way to organize the magazines, someone should slap the webmaster there. :lol:

If you need any further STart scans, visit here: http://www.atarimania.com/atari-magazine-start_24.html
It's far more complete and most importantly someone took the time to label them correctly.

I had all the cover disks imaged onto an external drive then the drive failed. :( I have to start over one day when the motivation returns. I fired up the TT030 just to upload the one disk. Any success getting the file to extract?

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Re: Name of 2D space trading game

Postby simonsunnyboy » Fri Jul 04, 2014 4:05 pm

Unpacked the game with TOS 1.02, it requires 1MB of RAM and reminds me a lot of my own creations in the early 90s that never saw the public light ;)
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