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'safari' menu disks ?

Posted: Sat May 12, 2007 3:16 pm
by spiny
just going through the hundreds of unsorted disks I have and have found 'safari menu 11' (ceaser, super seymour, stuntcar racer, safari boot) which is a name i've not seen before, any one got any info?

I'm imaging the disk as we speak :)

Posted: Sat May 12, 2007 3:25 pm
by The Byte
Great :) please Upload.... 8O

EDIT: THANXXXXXXXXX :D

Posted: Sat May 12, 2007 3:31 pm
by spiny
here you go, the menu graphics appear corrupted in steem, but it's fine on a real STe

imaged using floimg

Posted: Sat May 12, 2007 4:08 pm
by aktiv8
Many thanks for the upload...

Don't recall seeing this disk before, I think only something like 1-5 are available off the top of my head...

Hope you have more nice stuff hiding away :)

Posted: Sat May 12, 2007 10:48 pm
by alexh
Safari were a small group (3/4) of mates with Atari ST's in Preston Lancashire UK.

All self taught coders / artists.

I went to school with them.

They changed their nicks several times through the releases. Starting off with animal names (Gazelle, Rhino etc.)

Panther (aka Vimto) was the main man behind them but they all did a bit.

I always wanted to help out but as I couldnt code, do gfx and I didnt have an Atari ST :)

They were friends with members of Adrenalin UK (Namely Mookie).

I have some of their other menus if you want em, but as has already been said, just the 1-5 which are available elsewhere.

I think they have long since stopped caring about Atari stuff.

Posted: Sat May 12, 2007 11:07 pm
by spiny
alexh wrote:Safari were a small group (3/4) of mates with Atari ST's in Preston Lancashire UK.

All self taught coders / artists.

I went to school with them.

They changed their nicks several times through the releases. Starting off with animal names (Gazelle, Rhino etc.)

Vimto was the main man behind them but they all did a bit.

I always wanted to help out but as I couldnt code, do gfx and I didnt have an Atari ST :)

They were friends with members of Adrenalin UK (Namely Mookie).

I have some of their other menus if you want em, but as has already been said, just the 1-5 which are available elsewhere.

I think they have long since stopped caring about Atari stuff.


cool, so did they do the trick of releasing menus with high number to make them look popular (like I did :D ) or are there just five available?

Posted: Sun May 13, 2007 9:08 am
by alexh
I honestly dont know... I dont think so.

If this is disk 11 then I guess there were at least 11 compact disks.

Posted: Sun May 13, 2007 10:43 am
by Zanziba
This is Gazelle from the Safari group, only discs 1 - 5 were made and they were never changed to a higher number. I think I have them somewhere but number 5 is corrupt as I remember.

Posted: Sun May 13, 2007 10:53 am
by Zanziba
Okay, I have uploaded them for you, I do not have number 3.

http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/painting/Saf ... AFARI1.MSA
http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/painting/Saf ... AFARI2.MSA
http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/painting/Saf ... AFARI4.MSA
http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/painting/Saf ... AFARI5.MSA

Enjoy, Oh and get in touch if you find number 3, ahhh, nostalgia... lol

Zanziba (Gazelle)

Posted: Sun May 13, 2007 11:05 am
by The Byte
Zanziba wrote:This is Gazelle from the Safari group, only discs 1 - 5 were made and they were never changed to a higher number. I think I have them somewhere but number 5 is corrupt as I remember.


Here is a Rereleased SAFARI CD 5 (with Repaired Intro).....

Posted: Sun May 13, 2007 11:42 am
by alexh
Zanziba wrote:This is Gazelle from the Safari group, only discs 1 - 5 were made and they were never changed to a higher number. I think I have them somewhere but number 5 is corrupt as I remember.

That number 11 disk is real, just read the scroll text it's definately by Panther (after he'd changed his nick to Vimto) and Rhino (after he'd changed his nick to Rogue).

I am sure that it was me who sent you those 1,2,4 & 5 disk images.

I think they were on the PaCiDemo website and were originally converted from floppy disks by Brume I think.

Posted: Sun May 13, 2007 11:52 am
by alexh
Damn brings back memories....

Posted: Sun May 13, 2007 2:03 pm
by spiny
cheers for the other disks :)

I will keep looking for the others :)

Posted: Sun May 13, 2007 2:39 pm
by Grunaki
Christ! More people from Preston! It's starting to feel like the centre of the universe... :?

Re: 'safari' menu disks ?

Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:10 pm
by motiv
spiny wrote:just going through the hundreds of unsorted disks I have and have found 'safari menu 11' (ceaser, super seymour, stuntcar racer, safari boot) which is a name i've not seen before, any one got any info?

I'm imaging the disk as we speak :)


Sorry for dragging this thread up, from the depths of zombie land!

I was the lead menu coder for safari, went by the name panther/vimto/motiv. We we're a small group consisting of a few friends from around preston.

our menus got to around 18 before we finished, most if not all of the menus done by myself.

from about menu 7 (my memory fails me), we had a dedicated cracker called 'the jolly roger', who cracked pretty much a game a disk for us. he later did some stuff for PP once we effectively folded.

the majority of menus we're simple scrollers but later on, once my 'talents' improved we were doing raster scrolling, overscans (horizontal and vertical), and the usal starfields/3D.

Other than this, I was also in Adrenalin UK and knew MSD of POV.

I also met mr MUGUK at the great british coding party, now that was a long long time ago.

Still, it' a bit of Atari history for me, which I thought I would share. It's funny what a simple google search gets you too!!

Re: 'safari' menu disks ?

Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:41 pm
by spiny
motiv wrote:
spiny wrote:just going through the hundreds of unsorted disks I have and have found 'safari menu 11' (ceaser, super seymour, stuntcar racer, safari boot) which is a name i've not seen before, any one got any info?

I'm imaging the disk as we speak :)




I also met mr MUGUK at the great british coding party, now that was a long long time ago.



I was there too :) have you seen the video that was filmed there ? it's comedy gold

http://www.scene.org/dir.php?dir=%2Fpar ... 92%2Fmisc/

I look so young :D

Re: 'safari' menu disks ?

Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:59 pm
by motiv
how incredibly..er..retro :D

I managed a head shot near the start...I've still got hair, how weird to see myself.

Re: 'safari' menu disks ?

Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:09 pm
by Mug UK
Welcome aboard motiv. Name kind of rings a bell, but that video is from '92 so forgive me if the little grey cells have melted in the following 18 years :)

It's scary how 'bling' I was back then .. bad 'hair metal' hair, gold chain etc. Scary how fashion can be dated ... especially the W.A.S.P. t-shirt in the group section of that video :)

Re: 'safari' menu disks ?

Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:14 pm
by motiv
Mug UK wrote:Welcome aboard motiv. Name kind of rings a bell, but that video is from '92 so forgive me if the little grey cells have melted in the following 18 years :)

It's scary how 'bling' I was back then .. bad 'hair metal' hair, gold chain etc. Scary how fashion can be dated ... especially the W.A.S.P. t-shirt in the group section of that video :)


tell me about it, I can barely remember anything from last week. MSD of POV drove us up, and introduced me to Carter USM and faith no more, I was a gressy haired indie fan back then. It was like a baptism of fire!

If I remember correctly, I was pretty much behind you while there, wondering what the hell I was doing. Still, whenever I recall the tale to anyone, I was always the best coder, most famous; the party was also the height of UK talent.

I will refrain from showing them the video in case my myth is busted :D

Re: 'safari' menu disks ?

Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:13 am
by spiny
:D

Re: 'safari' menu disks ?

Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:33 am
by atari_mark
motiv wrote:
tell me about it, I can barely remember anything from last week. MSD of POV drove us up, and introduced me to Carter USM and faith no more, I was a gressy haired indie fan back then. It was like a baptism of fire!


Hi Motiv, That was a long time ago. I saw myself on the video, I am famous for about 5 seconds. I remember leaving the party early because I had a really bad headache. Also remember writing a large bob routine and spent hours writing a code gen routine with someone from Fingerbobs that saved me about 3 scan lines of CPU but was crazy complex, the routine went into the menu for POV125.

Re: 'safari' menu disks ?

Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 2:39 pm
by motiv
atari_mark wrote:Hi Motiv, That was a long time ago. I saw myself on the video, I am famous for about 5 seconds. I remember leaving the party early because I had a really bad headache. Also remember writing a large bob routine and spent hours writing a code gen routine with someone from Fingerbobs that saved me about 3 scan lines of CPU but was crazy complex, the routine went into the menu for POV125.


Well there's a face from the past. Hello bud!

What a weird event it was for me. I was just on my journey of coding really. Had put together a see through scroller and sine wave/water screen for the demo competition, which on seeing the others at the event; I realise how low down the pecking order I was :)

I remember you lot and ADR picking me up from my house, scaring the hell out of me with your weird music and manimals look. Got to the event and basically owned on midi-maze :D

Was good seeing you ADR lot after all the chats, and was good to see some of the more vocal UK ST community at the event.

All a bit of a blur now, I think Alcohol really does kill brain cells :D

Re:

Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 2:41 pm
by motiv
Zanziba wrote:Okay, I have uploaded them for you, I do not have number 3.

http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/painting/Saf ... AFARI1.MSA
http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/painting/Saf ... AFARI2.MSA
http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/painting/Saf ... AFARI4.MSA
http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/painting/Saf ... AFARI5.MSA

Enjoy, Oh and get in touch if you find number 3, ahhh, nostalgia... lol

Zanziba (Gazelle)


Ste i take it!

I wish I had all my menus and discs now. The reason I found this website was when my 'cheap as poo' discs I found last week, all were non-recoverable :(

did a google search and eventually got here. Pity the only one now obtainable was such a low number, hopefully I can find an ADR menu I did (if I did!). Sad really thinking that the effort (lol effort) I oput in now has vanished into the tip on those cheap arsed disks :D

Re: 'safari' menu disks ?

Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:47 pm
by alexh
You could try to use the retry feature of Floimg to multi-read the disk to retrieve the data? (doesn't work with USB floppy drives)

http://ppera.07x.net/atari/floimgd.php

Re: Re:

Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:50 pm
by alexh
motiv wrote:hopefully I can find an ADR menu I did (if I did!)

Mookie sent me his disk collection in 2000 and I imaged all the disks. I just quickly knocked up a webpage with thumbnails so you can grab 'em

http://thalion.atari.org/ADR/adr.html

I cannot host for long so they'll be there until the end of the week.