ataripodcast.libsyn.comANTIC The Atari 8-bit Podcast: ANTIC Episode 98 - Don't Toss Those Disks!
ANTIC Episode 98 - Don’t Toss Those Disks! In this episode of ANTIC The Atari 8-Bit Computer Podcast… We talk about all the feedback we got concerning tossing or copying old non-commercial disks, we discuss the we-hope-it’s-not-vaporware RM800XL 800XL remake, we mention Thom Cherryhomes and FujiNet like 100 times, and all the other news we could find. READY! Recurring Links Interview index: Links for Items Mentioned in Show: What we’ve been up to “Apple II Age” by Laine Nooney - Indy Classic Expo - shop Jakadapter Dual Atari joystick adapter v2 - ATR8000 - Brian Snyder (Reifsnyderb) and the 1090XL - Southern AMIS and Atari non-commercial disks - News RM 800XL: Home page - Atariage - YouTube video by GenXGrownUp - Cease and desist tweet - Bob Smith died: FujiNet game server - Computer Chronicles Revisited, Volume 5 (1987) by S.M. Oliva. - 8-bit Slicks - FujiNet presentation from VCF East 2023 by Thom Cherryhomes - Leonard Tramiel recent interview - Leonard Tramiel interview on Floppy Days - A8DS - An Atari 8-bit Emulator for the DS/DSi/XL/LL: Using a #FujiNet, a SIDE 2 or 3 cart, and an Ultimate 1MB together (Thom Cherryhomes): PAS6502 - ABBUC hardware and software contests 2023: Atari XL/XE font maker for PC - Inertia, new game for Atari 8-bit computers converted from 1990 original BBC Micro game - Fast BASIC starter project - Eric Carr - Upcoming Shows The 64 bits or less Retro Gaming Festival - June 3-4 - Benton County Fairgrounds in Corvallis, Oregon (sponsored by the PortlandRetro Gaming Expo) - Boatfest Vintage Computer Exposition - June 23-25 - Hurricane, WV - VCF Southwest - June 23-25 - Davidson-Gundy Alumni Center at University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX - KansasFest, the largest and longest running annual Apple II conference - July 18-23, 2023 (in-person), July 29–30, 2023 (virtual) - Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri - Southern Fried Gaming Expo and VCF Southeast - July 28-30 2023 - Atlanta, GA - Silly Venture SE (Summer Edition) - Aug. 17-20 - Gdansk, Poland - Fujiama 2023 - Aug. 30 - Sep. 3 - Lengenfeld, Germany - VCF Midwest - September 9-10 - Waterford Banquets and Conference Center, Elmhurst, IL - Portland Retro Gaming Expo - October 13-15, 2023 - Oregon Convention Center, Portland, OR - YouTube Videos Installing Ultimate 1MB in Atari 800XL - Retro Tech Corner - Atari Reimagined! - This Week In Retro 122 - This Week in Retro - Bad Apple!! SV2K18 - a demo for Atari XL/XE with Rapidus by MadTeam (2018) [real HW] (re-upload) - VoyAtari - ATARI XE/XL - Flashing and testing new OS rev 6.00, 2023, real HW - w1k-atari - Randy Glover - Jumpman (1983): Q&A Sac Gamers Expo 2022 - Kay’s interview - BOULDER DASH: The Complete History - SGR | Retro Gaming Documentary - New at Archive.org Computer Entertainer - DX Distance and Bearing program for Atari computers - New at Github Bill Lange: Feedback “Starting Forth” by Leo Brodie - The SLCC Atari club - meeting weekly on Zoom, and monthly in person at the San Leandro Library -
Your said it best - the non commerical disks are the real value.. Stuff that maybe one offs or specific bbs content etc.. I have never tossed out a floppy without preserving it as an ATR first.
Apparently we weren’t the only people having a heart attack over dumping those disks.