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Real ST compatible

Post by diamondspringwater » Sat Sep 15, 2012 9:09 pm

Why wont most of these run on a real st?
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Re: Real ST compatible

Post by marakatti » Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:36 pm

diamondspringwater wrote:Why wont most of these run on a real st?
Because Pasti is only practical way to preserve whole original disk image including copyprotections. Atarimania ST is mainly interested in preserving images that are made from original games disk.

Why? Because many of the cracked versions are either missing title screens or have cracker messages written over them, are missing sampled intro musics, won't work 100%, are full of cracker messages etc.

Crackes / packers have an important place in ST software history and without them many of the software titles would have been lost forever. But we prefer originality at this point of ST's life and want to archive software as they were originally written.

If you're interested in modified versions, just use Google and you find thousands of disk images from various sources.
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