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PD/SW

Postby niki » Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:21 am

I think we should pay more attention to games and programs from the PS / SW LW areas, there are lots of programs that are useful and available to us.

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Re: PD/SW

Postby dma » Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:55 am

Attention has always been paid on this, from long time users at least.
Back in the ST days, all utilities i used were PD/SW. And like, 1/4 of the games too i'd say.
Especially thanks to monthly cover disks (french ST Mag for me, mainly), PD libraries, and of course disk swapping.

Also some resources list those:
- https://sites.google.com/site/stessential/
- http://www.atarimania.com/list_games_at ... 9_S_G.html

Now if you suggest some presentation of valuable PD/SW softs and games should be done, especially for newcomers (but also for hidden good stuff that even long time users would have missed).
That would be a nice idea. ;)

Maybe all ST user and fans should vote on Atarimania about their favorite software, this could help pointing people to good stuff?

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Re: PD/SW

Postby niki » Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:40 am

I think every program does not matter how big or small pretty or ugly proves only that the people have taken care of this system

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Re: PD/SW

Postby simonsunnyboy » Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:52 am

https://www.atariuptodate.de/ keeps a list of actively maintained PD packages and also outdated ones. They will surely take your help to complete their database.
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Re: PD/SW

Postby dma » Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:04 am

niki wrote:I think every program does not matter how big or small pretty or ugly proves only that the people have taken care of this system

Well then i think this was (and still is) the case for any good selling computer/system with development software available. :)

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Re: PD/SW

Postby penguin » Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:35 pm

AtariUpToDate is the most extensive resource (10000 distinctive apps and growing) for PD/SW Atari software unless it's a demo. It's also one of the oldest ST websites still online (and still maintained).

There is a list of top applications: https://www.atariuptodate.de/en/top-apps/
And GEM games (to replace GEM Candy): https://www.atariuptodate.de/en/gemgames/

Contributions are welcome. There was an "Add a program" feature but I disabled it because it was only used by spammers.
AtariUpToDate - Atari ST/TT/Falcon software database and version tracker: http://www.atariuptodate.de
st-computer magazine - https://st-computer.atariuptodate.de/

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Re: PD/SW

Postby AtariCrypt » Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:38 am

The websites already mentioned are awesome. In fact, I use AtariMania and AtariUpToDate so much for what little I do for AtariCrypt. These are both fantastic resources for all types of PD software. I'd add Demozoo to that list too.

PD software is immense on the ST. There's so much covering so many different areas - and games is something I particularly love. Wow, there's a shocker, eh?! If you're interested in games: https://ataricrypt.blogspot.com/search/label/PD

Also, I've only just posted a PD gaming video by Mike of the New Retro Show. A selection of games here just shows what this homebrew scene was capable of. Quite incredible. It's the THIRD ironman challenge: https://ataricrypt.blogspot.com/2019/08 ... e-iii.html (both older Ironman Challenges are also available within the website - just use the search). Here ends the spamming...
Yup, I love the ST's PD/Shareware scene so much :cheers:

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Re: PD/SW

Postby dma » Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:08 pm

Indeed the AtariCrypt really digs deep in the PD/SW games history. :thumbs:

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Re: PD/SW

Postby AtariCrypt » Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:09 pm

dma wrote:Indeed the AtariCrypt really digs deep in the PD/SW games history. :thumbs:


You sir are too kind. Thank you so much :cheers:

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Re: PD/SW

Postby Marcer » Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:14 pm

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