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Old 24 March 2007, 06:19   #1
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TOSEC reveals more extra coverdisks

if Galaxy, Codetapper et al are interested!


Here's a list of what I've found that can't be downloaded from AMR already:

ADFs
Amiga Action #44 (1993-04-08)(Europress Interactive)(UK)(Disk 2 of 3)[b][May 1993].zip
Amiga Action #44 (1993-04-08)(Europress Interactive)(UK)(Disk 3 of 3)[May 1993].zip
Amiga Action #45 (1993-05)(Europress Interactive)(UK)(Disk 1 of 2)[Jun 1993].zip
Amiga Action #45 (1993-05)(Europress Interactive)(UK)(Disk 2 of 2)[Jun 1993].zip
Amiga Action #46 (1993-06-03)(Europress Interactive)(UK)(Disk 2 of 2)[Jul 1993].zip
Amiga Action #47 (1993-07)(Europress Interactive)(UK)(Disk 2 of 2)[Aug 1993].zip
Amiga Action #54 (1994-01)(Europress Publications)(UK)(Disk 1 of 2)[Feb 1994].zip
Amiga Action #54 (1994-01)(Europress Publications)(UK)(Disk 2 of 2)[a][Feb 1994].zip
Amiga Action #54 (1994-01)(Europress Publications)(UK)(Disk 2 of 2)[Feb 1994].zip
Amiga Action #55 (1994-02)(Europress Interactive)(UK)(Disk 1 of 2)[Mar 1994].zip
Amiga Action #55 (1994-03)(Europress Publications)(UK)(Disk 2 of 2)[a][Mar 1994].zip
Amiga Action #55 (1994-03)(Europress Publications)(UK)(Disk 2 of 2)[Mar 1994].zip
Amiga Action #57 (1995-04)(Europress Interactive)(UK)(Disk 2 of 2)[May 1995].zip
Amiga Action #63 (1994-10)(Europress Publications)(UK)(Disk 2 of 3)[h][Nov 1994].zip (haven't checked to see whether this is a different disk to the one currently in the Zone or not so far!)
Amiga Action #65 (1994-12)(IDG Media)(UK)(Disk 1 of 4)[Christmas 1994].zip
Amiga Action #65 (1994-12)(IDG Media)(UK)(Disk 4 of 4)[Christmas 1994].zip
Amiga Action #70 (1995-04-13)(IDG Media)(UK)(Disk 3 of 3)[May 1995].zip
Amiga Action #71 (1995-05)(IDG Media)(UK)(Disk 1 of 2)[Jun 1995].zip
Amiga Action #71 (1995-05)(IDG Media)(UK)(Disk 2 of 2)[Jun 1995].zip
Amiga Action #72 (1995-06)(IDG Media)(UK)(Disk 1 of 2)[Jul 1995].zip
Amiga Action #73 (1995-07-08)(IDG Media)(UK)(Disk 1 of 2)[Aug 1995].zip
Amiga Action #73 (1995-07-08)(IDG Media)(UK)(Disk 2 of 2)[Aug 1995].zip
Amiga Action #74 (1995-08)(IDG Media)(UK)(Disk 2 of 2)[Sep 1995].zip
Amiga Action #78 (1995-12)(IDG Media)(UK)(Disk 1 of 2)[Jan 1996].zip
Amiga Computing #016 (1989)(Europress Interactive)(UK)[Sep 1989].zip
Amiga Computing #017 (1989)(Europress Interactive)(UK)[Oct 1989].zip
Amiga Computing #019 (1989)(Europress Interactive)(UK)[a][Dec 1989].zip
Amiga Computing #019 (1989)(Europress Interactive)(UK)[Dec 1989].zip
Amiga Computing #020 (1990)(Europress Interactive)(UK)[a][Jan 1990].zip
Amiga Computing #020 (1990)(Europress Interactive)(UK)[Jan 1990].zip
Amiga Computing #022 (1990)(Europress Interactive)(UK)[Mar 1990].zip
Amiga Computing #026 (1990)(Europress Interactive)(UK)[Jul 1990].zip
Amiga Computing #027 (1990)(Europress Interactive)(UK)[Aug 1990].zip
Amiga Computing #057 (1993)(Europress Interactive)(UK)(Disk 1 of 2)[CoverDisk 40, Feb 1993].zip
Amiga Computing #067 (1993)(Europress Interactive)(UK)(Disk 1 of 2)[Quarterback Tools, Dec 1993].zip
Amiga Computing #067 (1993)(Europress Interactive)(UK)(Disk 2 of 2)[Harmoni MIDI-Sequencer, Dec 1993].zip
Amiga Computing #071 (1994)(Europress Interactive)(UK)[Mar 1994].zip
Amiga Computing #086 (1995)(Europress Interactive)(UK)(Disk 1 of 2)[SmartyPaints, May 1995].zip
Amiga Computing #088 (1995)(Europress Interactive)(UK)(Disk 2 of 2)[Jul 1995].zip
Amiga Computing #089 (1995)(Europress Interactive)(UK)(Disk 1 of 2)[PPaint, Aug 1995].zip
Amiga Computing #089 (1995)(Europress Interactive)(UK)(Disk 2 of 2)[Aug 1995].zip
Amiga Computing #090 (1995)(Europress Interactive)(UK)(Disk 1 of 2)[Sep 1995].zip
Amiga Computing #090 (1995)(Europress Interactive)(UK)(Disk 2 of 2)[Sep 1995].zip
Amiga Computing #095 (1996)(Europress Interactive)(UK)(Disk 1 of 2)[Jan 1996].zip
Amiga Computing #104 (1996)(Europress Interactive)(UK)(Disk 2 of 2)[Oct 1996].zip
Amiga Format #036 (1992-06-11)(Future Publishing)(UK)(Disk 1 of 2)[AF Collection 4 - CanDo, Jul 1992].zip
Amiga Mania #4 (1992)(MC Publications)[Dungeons of Avalon, Jul 1992].zip
Amiga Mania #7 (1992)(MC Publications)[a2][Dungeons of Avalon II - The Island of Darkness, Oct 1992].zip
Amiga Mania #7 (1992)(MC Publications)[a3][Dungeons of Avalon II - The Island of Darkness, Oct 1992].zip
Amiga Mania #7 (1992)(MC Publications)[a][Dungeons of Avalon II - The Island of Darkness, Oct 1992].zip
Amiga Mania #7 (1992)(MC Publications)[Dungeons of Avalon II - The Island of Darkness, Oct 1992].zip
One Amiga, The (1993-07)(EMAP Images)(UK)(Disk 2 of 2)[a][Aug 1993].zip
One Amiga, The (1993-07)(EMAP Images)(UK)(Disk 2 of 2)[Aug 1993].zip
One Amiga, The (1994-02)(EMAP Images)(UK)(Disk 2 of 2)[a][Mar 1994].zip
One Amiga, The (1994-02)(EMAP Images)(UK)(Disk 2 of 2)[Mar 1994].zip
One Amiga, The (1994-04)(EMAP Images)(UK)(Disk 1 of 2)[Apr 1994].zip
One Amiga, The (1994-05-28)(EMAP Images)(UK)(Disk 1 of 2)[Jun 1994].zip
One Amiga, The (1994-05)(EMAP Images)(UK)(Disk 2 of 3)[May 1994].zip (also found this demo disk on Amiga Classix and upped it to the Zone a couple days back, don't know if that and this disk are byte-for-byte identical though)



IPFs
Cannon Soccer (1993-12)(Future Publishing)(UK)[Amiga Format Issue 54][0165].zip
Crazy Sue Goes On (1992-09)(CompuTec Verlag)(UK)[Amiga Mania Issue 06][2195].zip
Dungeons of Avalon v1.0 (1992-07)(CompuTec Verlag)(UK)[Amiga Mania Issue 04][1956].zip
Dungeons of Avalon II - The Island of Darkness (1992-10)(CompuTec Verlag)(UK)[Amiga Mania Issue 07][1957].zip
Galaxy Blast (1992-08)(CompuTec Verlag)(UK)[Amiga Mania Issue 05][2032].zip
Hellrun Machine, The (1992-11)(CompuTec Verlag)(UK)[Amiga Mania Issue 08][2035].zip
Movem & 3-D-Motorrad (1992-06)(CompuTec Verlag)(UK)[Amiga Mania Issue 03][2194].zip
Operation GII (demo) (1994-09)(Future Publishing)(UK)[Amiga Format Issue 63][1475].zip


As you may have noticed, I've listed some marked with a [b] or an [a], but since TOSEC hasn't always proven to be 100% reliable (as evidenced by the recent Flashback episode), it might be best if all disks are thoroughly checked for irregularities just to be on the safe side!

So, if the AMR honchos wish to say anything on this, let me know.

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Old 24 March 2007, 11:46   #2
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As you may have noticed, I've listed some marked with a [b] or an [a], but since TOSEC hasn't always proven to be 100% reliable (as evidenced by the recent Flashback episode), it might be best if all disks are thoroughly checked for irregularities just to be on the safe side!
Well tosec amiga (me and idoru) are always looking for members to help us out!

We need renamers, and members to test every game/adf from beginning to end for errors (thanks DamienD for Another World and Flashback), be they shit cracks or knackered adf's etc!!

You want in marz-bar gimme a holler and i'll hook you up.. a way to use your time more constructively!
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And once you've verified the disks are virus free and have no errors (and preferably check if they have been modified), we will happily add them to AMR!

Note that we spent a lot of time going through and checking/standardising the disks. TOSEC has a lot of 82 track ADFs (eg. Zero) which are pointless as the last 2 tracks contain no useful data and are not accessed. That and MFM disks packed as ADFs which compress to about 2k = useless!

The aim of the AMR coverdisks is 100% working versions only and we would rather have a disk missing than have a non working version/bad dump.
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Well I'd like to help out with disk checking....... I just need to know exactly what's the best way of checking for viruses/bad tracks etc (apps? etc). And bear in mind I'm solely confined to the WinUAE/emulation world - no way of using real/authentic Amigas for me now!
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to check adf's you simply play the game/demo through from beginning to end toensure there are no errors/bad cracks etc
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Ok, I'll try doing that whenever I have spare time etc. What about the SPS disks in the meantime though?
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nothing to do with my side of tosec.. talk to belgarath or elowar or someone
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Marz: Any virus checker will do (any that use that xvs.library), it's basically just bootblock viruses - I use DiskWiz to ADF each disk to RAM and check that it didn't say there was a virus. To check the files are OK just copy all the files into RAM aswell, if there are bad sectors they will complain.

I can upload any coverdisks in SPS, I wasn't aware many were as we asked the SPS guys ages ago if coverdisks were going to be included but they seemed lower priority than other stuff like C64 or Atari ST which is imho, mad. We need these disks imaged now before they're dead!
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Amiga Mania missing disk Ramses

Marz: In this thread you mention you have an Amiga Mania disk called Ramses which is presumably from an issue of Amiga Mania not in AMR and certainly not indexed:

Amiga Mania coverdisk index

Do you still have it or the mag itself?
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Marz: In this thread you mention you have an Amiga Mania disk called Ramses which is presumably from an issue of Amiga Mania not in AMR and certainly not indexed:

Amiga Mania coverdisk index

Do you still have it or the mag itself?
Christ, that was like five years ago or so! I don't believe I have the disk still now, sorry to say. Neither do I have any Amiga Mania mags left over. Clearly preservation wasn't deemed an important thing to many people back in the day - I was certainly too young to know any better!


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I can upload any coverdisks in SPS, I wasn't aware many were as we asked the SPS guys ages ago if coverdisks were going to be included but they seemed lower priority than other stuff like C64 or Atari ST which is imho, mad. We need these disks imaged now before they're dead!
That reminded me to ask........ why did many other AmigaDOS-formatted disks get the SPS treatment, yet a lot of the time coverdisks are just ADFed?
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SPS have always stated that preserving full games is the priority and that it isn't just about the protection but also making sure the disks are unmodified.

Coverdisks would be great, but unless the SPS team increases in size I can't ever see them finding the time...
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