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Article #460 (635 is last):
From: aa700@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Michael Current)
Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.news
Subject: "POOLDISK" CD-ROM for Atari XL/XE
Reply-To: aa700@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Michael Current)
Posted-By: xx004 (Atari SIG)
Date: Sat Oct 19 18:29:34 1996


 Date: 2 Nov 1995 02:49:53 GMT
 From: "Ernest.R.Schreurs" 
 Subject: 2000 ATR PD/Shareware images for use with SIO2PC/APE/Xformer on one CD

We are happy to announce the availability of the "POOLDISK" CD-rom
for the Atari XL/XE computer.  This CD contains the contents of
over 2000 diskettes.  Everything is stored in the ATR format as used
by SIO2PC and APE.  This is also compatible with the format used by
the Xformer.  There are some 250 Megabytes of ATR images on the CD.
To accomodate the Atari ST users, all images are also stored in the
XFD format as used by the ST-Xformer.  This occupies another 250 Mb.
These disks include over 250 diskettes from ABBUC, and over 330 from
the BELLCOM PD library.  There are also lots of disks from usergroups,
magazines and disk magazines.  The Umich.edu 8-bit archive has also
been converted to the ATR format and is now stored in over 500 disk
image files.  There are also some files not in ATR format on the disk,
for those that want to try and write an ISO-9660 driver for the XL/XE.
Until someone manages that, you need a PC or an Atari ST to act as
a server for your Classic Atari, or one of the emulators.  The
remaining 100 meg of the CD is filled with 165 pictures from various
Atari 8-bit systems and peripherals.  This CD is now available from us
for US $ 35, which includes shipping by the cheapest possible rate,
which may take over two weeks.  Send a check drawn on an US bank to:
Ernest R. Schreurs
Kempenlandstraat 8
5211 VN  Den Bosch
The Netherlands
Make checks payable to Ernest R. Schreurs.  Do not fotget to mention
the mailing address, so we know where to send the CD to.
If you cannot send a check, US $ 35 in cash is acceptable too, but then
it is your own risk.  If the money does not arrive, we will not know
that you sent any.  If the check or the money gets here, we will ship
the CD as soon as possible.  A few notes: some of the disks are in
German, Polish or Dutch.  As far as we know, everything on the disk is
Public Domain or Shareware, except for the Pokey Magazines and the
Mega-Magazines, which are on the CD by permission, and are restricted
from further copying.  You are responsible for whatever is copied off
the CD, if we accidentally placed anything on the CD that is not PD.
If the Jewel box cracks during shipping, this is your own risk.  After
all, a new one costs under $1.
If you have any questions, send an E-mail to ernest@pi.net
-- 
Michael Current, 8-Bit Atari FAQ & Vendor/Developer Lists maintainer
   User groups: CAIN, SPACE, NWPAC / mailto:mcurrent@carleton.edu





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