Imaging using MSA 2.3

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ARCHIVING ON A REAL ATARI MACHINE (ST, MEGAST, TT, FALCON).

MAGIC SHADOW ARCHIVER 2.3


This version is faster than Magic Shadow Archiver 1.41. Unfortunately it gives bad results with old disks (damaged?), specially because the program stops each time it reads a faulty track. You have to use this program with clean safe disks only. We sharply encourage you to use MSA 1.41 in most of the cases.

MSA files are recognized by all emulators: Steem, SainT, WinSTon, Stew, PaCifiST, Echo...

Here is how to use Magic Shadow Archiver 2.3:

  1. run Magic Shadow Archiver on the Atari
  2. click on beside the box 'MSA-File:'
  3. insert a blank disk into the drive and select the B drive. Enter a name for the image you want to create
  4. insert the floppy you want to image
  5. click on 'File->Disk'
  6. you finished! Just insert the floppy with the image-disk on it into the PC drive. Copy the .MSA file and run it with any emulator.

Please note: in case the MSA files doesn't fit on the blank floppy, you will have to create splitted image-disk. Enter 'Tracks 00-40' in order to create an image-disk with tracks 00-40 only. Once created, enter 'Tracks 41-82' in order to create an image-disk with tracks 41-82 only. Use MSA Converter to join both MSA files on the PC.


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