Jake/Depression wrote:You thing new imageformat not are needet because you not are made it. :p
Thing it little more.
Because there is so many games and only some crackers and fixers, we need made backups or some protected games are so called "lost". Thats reason why pasti is good thing. (I personally like cracks and like these nice intros what is includet in too.)
There is some games what are originally harddisk compatible or password protected only and i thing it is good idea put these games in Atarimania in msa files too, so real Atari users can used them before some program is made.
I don't thing , pardon think that you understand anything of my points. It is good to have Pasti. Certainly a lot of work is behind. But Pasti has its limits, and worse, it is closed. What I wanted to say is that best would be that we have games straight from developers, in unprotected variants, which certainly existed by most of them. Of course, it is just a wish, and we will see only small number of games in such form. ST, MSA would be perfect for such game versions - this is why I said that no need for new formats.
Putting hard disk compatible games in MSA format online ? That's complete wrong way - despite that someone who joined this thread use it
How to put 2MB in MSA and then write it to some floppy ? Not to mention that most of hard disk users transforms files on his hard disks, cards without bothering with unreliable and expensive floppies. Nobody doing hard disk fixes uses floppy images, but regular ZIP or RAR archives.
Your english seems broken... what you wanted to say with: " so real Atari users can used them before some program is made" ?