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14th January 2019

First Blog Post

Welcome!

Well, it’s the first on this site. I used to “do” a blog on an older version of this website way back in the mists of time, but after a run in with a member of staff at the company I was working at, I decided to delete it completely.

The lessons were learned and, with the exception of the blog posts on my “work” website, I haven’t bothered writing one for this site in over a decade!

So, whilst this blog won’t be as “busy” as my Word Toolbox one, I will attempt to use it primarily for site updates and planned site upgrades.

As is the remit to this site, the more “old stuff” that I can find to dump preserve on this site, the better 🙂

Plans for this site in 2019

I’ve got a few plans with regards to more content for this site. Some of it are old plans that just never got sorted out when I first had the brainwave(s), others are completely new.

  • I recently found where I’d stashed an old copy of my “Cheats Always Prosper” website which had (I think) a full set of my Windows 95/98 trainers. So the current page that hosts just one trainer example (that I could find in the wild) will now be updated with *all* of them 🙂

  • Revisiting my old GFA BASIC saved game editors and rework them to use the latest GFA BASIC compiler that Lonny Pursell has been working on.

  • Creating *new* saved game editors for the Atari ST games that “slipped the net” in my youth. I might also get around to finally finishing off and releasing the old DOS-based ones that I’ve been promising to do for years as well!

  • Actually adding the NDS “odds and sods” that I’ve found in my travels. I’ve covered what I’ve found already, but some won’t be allowed to be uploaded (as they are the full source code to the games), but the word dictionaries for old games are probably OK .. I hope.

So the above are the ones I can think of for now. More to come (I hope) in 2019.

9 Comments on “First Blog Post

Ernie
16th February 2019 at 13:54

Hi there,

I stumbled upon a forum post of yours from several years back where you shared quite a lot Atari ST disk images in IPF format (http://www.atari-forum.com/viewtopic.php?f=95&t=21548)

I was just wondering if you would (please) be willing to share those IPF images again, since those links are down.

Thank you sincerely.

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muguk_wp
18th February 2019 at 19:32

I’ve scanned through most of my hard-drives and I can’t find them. However, I’ve asked a few others and see if they still have copies of the archive from way back when (8 years ago!). If I can find them, I’ll upload them somewhere else and update that thread.

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Ernie
18th February 2019 at 22:02

Thank you so much. I appreciate you taking the time to check; hopefully they are not lost in time (*fingers crossed*)

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muguk_wp
24th February 2019 at 23:07

I finally found which drive they were buried in. I hadn’t copied them into any obvious Atari ST related folder which slowed down my searching.

Was it a particular image you were after or all 3Gb of them?

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Ernie
25th February 2019 at 01:41

The whole collection, if possible, please.

I should mention that I did find some IPF images for the Atari ST on archive.org [1], so if you think you have the exact same files as in that collection, you don’t have to spend time reuploading them all over again.

[1] https://archive.org/details/AtariSTRomCollectionByGhostware

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muguk_wp
25th February 2019 at 13:43

OK, I will try that link out when I get home (at the weekend) and compare it against the ones I have.

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Ernie
14th March 2019 at 23:52

Sorry to bother you again, but were you able to retrieve the images?

It would be truly unfortunate if all those images were lost permanently, considering the amount of time & effort spent on creating them.

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muguk_wp
22nd March 2019 at 12:28

Yes but my main PC has taken a bit of a nose dive after what should have been a simple (!) 3-way drive swap and transfer of data.

I am currently setting up Windows 10 on a fresh drive, and then the joys of copying all the data from the old drive to try and recreate my original setup. It’s like watching paint dry, even wirh an SSD in the mix.

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Ernie
24th March 2019 at 01:04

Ouch. Sorry to put you through all this trouble. I just thought perhaps you might have forgotten about this. Please take your time. 🙂

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