Atari ST HDD games image (save-states possible)

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I just got an SD-HDD adapter for my 1040STFM, was looking for some HDD games for it and have stumbled upon this big all-in-one image, link in this thread. Turns out it works on MiSTer too, you just have to rename the ".img" extension to ".vhd".

It was made by an ST HDD guru, who has spent many years adapting these games and adding some extras, such as game art, trainers, and ability to make save states/snapshots (in some games at least). The latter is done either straight from the game or by running a special program from TOS. Clever stuff.

This image was specially adapted for TOS 1.00-1.02 (works on later ones though), but he's making another one which doesn't have their limitations and probably better compatibility. This one will require his special paid-for TOS version though (iTOS).
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Was it an ultrasatan you got? I'm a bit out of the loop these days.

The two ST games I really wanna play from my childhood aren't on it unfortunately. Head Coach (can't play on the MiSTer from floppy either as they are .STX files and Pirates of the barbary Coast. Many happy hours spend on those too.
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Nah, Satan is a bit pricey and Atari ST is not really my jam (I'm an Amiga man). But I saw a cheaper (32Euro) gadget which does the same thing and is apparently nearly as fast, so I did get it: https://atariage.com/forums/topic/31621 ... /#comments

It'd be nice if MiSTer could handle .stx, perhaps one day... Though maybe it's not possible at all, I don't think they work on Goteks either.
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That's correct, stx isn't supported in Gotek drives.

As far as I understand it would need a cycle exact simulation on MiSTer for stx support and Mistery is is not cycle exact (even if it runs everything perfect including demos, so cycle accuracy would only help with stx and I don't think it's that attractive to rebuilt a core just to support one additional floppy image format).
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I think you can however use the HxC floppy emulator to convert .stx to HFE which will run on a Gotek. There are plenty of demos and games that were dumped to .stx, including, annoying the two I want :)

Table 2 on this link
https://hxc2001.com/docs/gotek-floppy-e ... mages.html
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akeley wrote: Fri May 21, 2021 2:27 pm I just got an SD-HDD adapter for my 1040STFM, was looking for some HDD games for it and have stumbled upon this big all-in-one image, link in this thread. Turns out it works on MiSTer too, you just have to rename the ".img" extension to ".vhd".

It was made by an ST HDD guru, who has spent many years adapting these games and adding some extras, such as game art, trainers, and ability to make save states/snapshots (in some games at least). The latter is done either straight from the game or by running a special program from TOS. Clever stuff.

This image was specially adapted for TOS 1.00-1.02 (works on later ones though), but he's making another one which doesn't have their limitations and probably better compatibility. This one will require his special paid-for TOS version though (iTOS).
I was looking to try an ST image out (and Archimedes if I can find one!), but sadly it seems the link to download is no longer working. He must have taken it down fairly recently! Does anyone have it? Maybe it was removed in favour of the newer version he is working on, which relies on using the paid for iTOS version.

Thanks a lot!
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movisman wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:13 pm
akeley wrote: Fri May 21, 2021 2:27 pm I just got an SD-HDD adapter for my 1040STFM, was looking for some HDD games for it and have stumbled upon this big all-in-one image, link in this thread. Turns out it works on MiSTer too, you just have to rename the ".img" extension to ".vhd".

It was made by an ST HDD guru, who has spent many years adapting these games and adding some extras, such as game art, trainers, and ability to make save states/snapshots (in some games at least). The latter is done either straight from the game or by running a special program from TOS. Clever stuff.

This image was specially adapted for TOS 1.00-1.02 (works on later ones though), but he's making another one which doesn't have their limitations and probably better compatibility. This one will require his special paid-for TOS version though (iTOS).
I was looking to try an ST image out (and Archimedes if I can find one!), but sadly it seems the link to download is no longer working. He must have taken it down fairly recently! Does anyone have it? Maybe it was removed in favour of the newer version he is working on, which relies on using the paid for iTOS version.

Thanks a lot!
I would also like this if anybody does have a copy, thanks!
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I've asked the creator if it's okay to share this image again, but the gist of his rather long-winded reply was a "negative". Long story short, he's a bit of a perfectionist and has removed these links while he's working on the new improved version(s) (which might or might not be the ones requiring the paid TOS, not sure). If you're really interested you can enquire about it in these AtariAge threads. All these games are also available on his site as individual downloads.

An available alternative is the "Klaz" image, search archive.org for "htgdb packs".
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akeley wrote: Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:57 pm I've asked the creator if it's okay to share this image again, but the gist of his rather long-winded reply was a "negative". Long story short, he's a bit of a perfectionist and has removed these links while he's working on the new improved version(s) (which might or might not be the ones requiring the paid TOS, not sure). If you're really interested you can enquire about it in these AtariAge threads. All these games are also available on his site as individual downloads.

An available alternative is the "Klaz" image, search archive.org for "htgdb packs".
Ah well, thanks for trying - I wasn't actually aware of the htgdb packs though and that will probably do me just fine!
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akeley wrote: Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:57 pm I've asked the creator if it's okay to share this image again, but the gist of his rather long-winded reply was a "negative". Long story short, he's a bit of a perfectionist and has removed these links while he's working on the new improved version(s) (which might or might not be the ones requiring the paid TOS, not sure). If you're really interested you can enquire about it in these AtariAge threads. All these games are also available on his site as individual downloads.

An available alternative is the "Klaz" image, search archive.org for "htgdb packs".
Hi,

Thanks for the reply. I actually signed up for the Atari Age forums to ask the creator if the link might be restored, but it took ages for my account to be approved and it's only just been done as of last night. I will take another look at the thread and enquire on there possibly.

I do have the htgdb packs already but haven't explored them in full yet. When I get round to setting up the ST i'll give the one provided in this pack a shot.

Thanks!
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