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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 firstname.lastname@example.org -- Michael Current, 8-Bit Atari FAQ & Vendor/Developer Lists maintainer User groups: CAIN, SPACE, NWPAC / mailto:email@example.com