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Re: Atarimania News

Postby troed » Sat Jan 21, 2017 1:24 pm

FYI, a few hours ago I got a spam email (regular spam, nothing special) sent to the email address I used when creating an account on AtariMania. Since I use unique addresses for each site it means the spammers have gotten the address from there somehow.

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Postby Marakatti » Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:32 pm

I see, thanks for the information. I'll pass it to the website admin.
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Postby Marakatti » Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:35 pm

Atarimania missing Pasti-dumps masterlist has been updated after a long pause.

http://www.atarimania.com/atari_forum/v ... 066#p33066
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Postby AtariZoll » Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:21 am

List is still very very long- Sadly, many people cares more about selling it for good price on Ebay, than preserving for community.
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Postby Marakatti » Thu Feb 09, 2017 1:36 pm

AtariZoll wrote:List is still very very long- Sadly, many people cares more about selling it for good price on Ebay, than preserving for community.

Yes it is. Fortunately many games has one version already dumped. So many of those are just either different localisations or country distributions which makes the list longer.

I wish i had some free time to compare versions inside compilations to see if there are any visible difference between original retail versions.
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Re: Atarimania News

Postby DarkLord » Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:06 am

Wow. That list is still incredibly long.

I'm assuming that when you list a game with a specific country that you have
other versions of that game? For example, if the listing ends in "France", you
don't want a USA version?

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Postby AtariZoll » Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:48 am

Marakatti wrote:Yes it is. Fortunately many games has one version already dumped. So many of those are just either different localisations or country distributions which makes the list longer.
I wish i had some free time to compare versions inside compilations to see if there are any visible difference between original retail versions.

In case of compilations, which were more popular in later years of Atari era, they often used packing to reduce disk numbers. Copy protection was removed in many cases - to save costs (and it had not much sense in already cracked title case), so if you compare disk contents will see it as different content, but it may be actually 100% same - considering SW self. Sometimes only title screen is changed - updated to show new publisher. In very rare cases they removed something to make it fit - like title screen, music. Did not see case that some parts of game self were cut off. In some cases there may be even some bugfix.
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Re: Atarimania News

Postby Marakatti » Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:15 pm

DarkLord wrote:Wow. That list is still incredibly long.
I'm assuming that when you list a game with a specific country that you have
other versions of that game? For example, if the listing ends in "France", you
don't want a USA version?
Thanks.


The list is based on what we have in the database. I'm not sure how many games has USA version for example :( All USA-version listings are based on a research from magazines like STart, Analog or ST LOG when issues has been available. So there are probably many many others which has never reviewed or issues i did not have at the time... That's the problem with such lists when the database is still not ready and constantly evolving.

Ofcourse i'm always interested in the versions which are not in AM database yet.
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Re: Atarimania News

Postby Marakatti » Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:27 am

Apologies for the slow ST / Jaguar / Facebook updating from my behalf for the last couple of weeks. There's been some unfortunate things happening in the family which needs a special care. Free time for Atari or other hobbies has been virtually nonexistent.

Our Facebook-page is probably going to be on pause for another couple of weeks but I'll come back when the situation allows.

Will try to do some database updates when possible but can't make any promises right now. You can still continue to send stuff to be archived normally with the usual channels.

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Re: Atarimania News

Postby ST Graveyard » Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:29 am

Hope all goes well/gets better for your family Marko. You are one hell of a good admin! Take care.
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Postby Maartau » Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:57 am

ST Graveyard wrote:Hope all goes well/gets better for your family Marko. You are one hell of a good admin! Take care.

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Postby Cogweasel » Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:51 am

Hope everything works out for the best Marko! And keep up the excellent ST work over at Atarimania :)

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Postby Marakatti » Tue May 09, 2017 8:23 am

Thanks :) Things are now a far better shape. Our 10-year old daughter got diagnosed a type 1 diabetes which has put a lot of things into a new perspective. We've had some long days at the hospital ICU and the childrens unit. To tell you the truth... We almost lost her. And ofcourse she also needs now a lot more care and attention than previously. But all the blocks are slowly falling into the right place like a bloody good game of Tetris ;)

I'm working hard to get the contributions uploaded and also working on to bring all the games from the ST Format CDs to the database. Can't go as fast ( Fast you say? Yeah right ;) ) than in the past but a bit by bit they will be online.

Thanks everyone for the awesome support once again :cheers:
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Postby ijor » Tue May 09, 2017 12:23 pm

Hope the best for you and your daughter Marko!

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Re: Atarimania News

Postby ST Graveyard » Tue May 09, 2017 12:33 pm

Wow Marko, that sounds very serious. take good care of your daughter and I am sure those STF discs will get online eventually.

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Postby dlfrsilver » Tue May 09, 2017 12:48 pm

Marakatti wrote:Thanks :) Things are now a far better shape. Our 10-year old daughter got diagnosed a type 1 diabetes which has put a lot of things into a new perspective. We've had some long days at the hospital ICU and the childrens unit. To tell you the truth... We almost lost her. And ofcourse she also needs now a lot more care and attention than previously. But all the blocks are slowly falling into the right place like a bloody good game of Tetris ;)

I'm working hard to get the contributions uploaded and also working on to bring all the games from the ST Format CDs to the database. Can't go as fast ( Fast you say? Yeah right ;) ) than in the past but a bit by bit they will be online.

Thanks everyone for the awesome support once again :cheers:


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Re: Atarimania News

Postby itaboy » Tue May 09, 2017 1:57 pm

All the best for your daughter! I am sure she will be fine. Love is always the most important medicine, and I know she has plenty.

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Re: Atarimania News

Postby Maartau » Tue May 09, 2017 3:25 pm

itaboy wrote:All the best for your daughter! I am sure she will be fine. Love is always the most important medicine, and I know she has plenty.


Totally agree, aTaRiMaNiA can wait, that's a long project : Family & love at first, that's the most important project, life's too short.

The aTaRi community will be always there, you have our support.

I'm optimist enough, had serious health troubles too (heart damaged & only running at 20%). All vitals functions fallen in 3 days : a 4th and it was death. I believe in medicine, doctors, they're doing their best to keep us alive :D .

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