viking272 wrote:Did you see these contact details? Possibly out of date though:
http://tho-otto.de/hypview/hypview.cgi? ... &index=480
penguin wrote:If it helps someone - Abacus is on Maxon Sonderdisk 111. No need to look for it on CDs, the Sonderdisks have never been archived (besides disk 51, "Ordne HDB").
penguin wrote:The Sonderdisks were all commercial software (although some programs had earlier versions released as shareware or freeware). So there's no registration - either you own the disk or not
Disk 51 is the only disk I've ever come across...
nagual wrote:How did you heard about Sonderdisks ?
Maybe some former employee(s) from Maxon have this Sonderdisks ?
nagual wrote:For my collection I'm looking for a full registered version of ABACUS spreadsheet, developed by Norbert Spiegel and distributed by MAXON Computers...
I try to reach Mr. Spiegel without success...
Last known version (according Atari Up to date) was 1.03...
Thanks all in advance:-)
They were advertized in every issue of ST-Computer magazine. A full list of the disks (with screenshots) was also included on Maxon's two CDs. Maxon was also responsible for the magazine (Heim Verlag was the publisher). Both Maxon and Heim had their own line of budget applications, but Maxon's were fare more interesting (Discovery DeskTop Publishing, Weg MIDI network action game, Arrow raytracer, MultiTeX).
Uwe Bärtels, Harald Egel and Harald Schneider may know what happened to those disks. They founded Maxon but retired from the company last year. Although I guess the rights for the Sonderdisk apps simply went back to the developers - they certainly did not transfer over to Falkemedia, the company that took over ST-Computer in 1996.
I met Norbert back in 1995, and did some early betatesting, and wrote a 1st draft of the manual. Unfortunately, he stopped writing back at some point of time in 1995 …
nagual wrote:Thank you for valuable information
As you know, I'm passionate collector of Atari software (not games, menus and demos), and my "mission" is save as more as possible Atari productivity software (databases, MIDI, editors, DTP , utils etc...)
And somehow, those Sonderdisk sounds like treasure chest for me:-)
What is your opinion about contact some (or all) gentlemens from Maxon about Sonderdisks ?
Do you maybe know some of that guys personally?
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