ijor wrote:WayneKerr wrote:I cracked the ST version of Alien World for a tutorial (comparing Amiga/ST versions), and discovered that the "END.DTA" file was incomplete because it stopped writing to the disk on track 79 but there was still 30+k of the file missing compared with the same file from the Amiga version. When I replaced the corrupt ST file with the full file from the Amiga version, the end sequence worked correctly - my guess is this is why the Atarimania PASTI is flagged as incomplete/corrupt, however I don't know if this is a bad dump (did the original have data on tracks 80/81?) or a mistake made during duplication/mastering.
Interesting info, thanks. It is possible that the dump is missing those tracks, can't say for sure. Can you reproduce the behavior under emulation with the Pasti image? Or can you point to the code that attempts to read the incomplete file?
Just for the record, Hi-tec is known to use tracks to the maximum. Some of their games use 84 tracks on Amiga
So i guess that on ST they surely have used 82 tracks.