Question on using Atari St in Modern age

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Question on using Atari St in Modern age

Postby ikilby » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:32 am

All,

I have pulled my Atari ST out of the loft along with what seems like hundreds of boxed games.
My St's floppy still works and can load these games, but they take up such a huge amount of room with the boxes etc.

What is the best way to play these games in the modern age?
Is it back them up to an SD card and play that way i.e Gotek replacing Floppy, assuming the disks can be copied?
Is there a better way as i am well behind on the latest tech for Atari St's

If i get these games onto modern media - is there much of a market for the originals or shall i just trash them?

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Re: Question on using Atari St in Modern age

Postby stormy » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:50 am

You'll be able to find all the originals as online downloads due to their age, then transfer to an sd card if you buy an ultra satan or a hxc floppy emulator. The box sets, if you're not that attached to them, I would put on eBay or sell directly in this forum as I am sure there are Atari game collectors out there. Definitely don't dispose of them :)

You can buy either the ultrasatan or hxc floppy emulator here: https://lotharek.pl/
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Re: Question on using Atari St in Modern age

Postby sety » Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:22 pm

I love the way your floppy drive still works, and mostly your disks still work!

The best way is to use floppies. :) There is something nice about having a clean disk and drive and listening to the stepper move one track at a time until the game loads.
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