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Floppy Image Access

Post by Petari » Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:48 pm

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Floppy Image Access

Utility for accessing ST floppy image files on Atari ST and compatible machines equipped with mass storage - hard drives, Flash card adapters and like.
Purpose of this is not exactly same as with program Floppy Image Runner. This is not intended for running SW from images, especially not for games. Of course, some SW may work, but main goal is accessing files on images, adding, deleting files, copy, etc.
Regular FAT12 floppy format is supported, up to 4MB capacity.

Program needs about 160KB free RAM when mounting image, and about 30 KB when exiting dialog. So, usable well on 512KB machines too.

After start select target logical drive for image mounting. It may be any of C-P, but don't try to select logical drive on which image is, or one from which run this PRG. When image file is selected, it will be checked and mounted. After that you may exit util, and accessing files on image.
Of course, need to put icon of drive on Desktop. Will not go here in that basic thing. Can unmount image at any time later. But, because of way
how TOS handles RAM allocation, it is best to restart Atari to perform full RAM freeing, when don't plan to use it more.

Note: this is compatible with improved FAT16 TOS 1.04 and 1.62 mods ( http://atari.8bitchip.info/tos105.html ), which will be available soon, after some more testing.
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