Imaging using MSA 1.41

From AtariForumWiki
Jump to: navigation, search

ARCHIVING ON A REAL ATARI MACHINE (ST, MEGAST, TT, FALCON).

MAGIC SHADOW ARCHIVER 1.41


Another good way to archive a full ST disk. Magic Shadow Archiver creates MSA files (packed or non-packed format).

MSA files are recognized by all emulators: Steem, SainT, WinSTon, Stew, PaCifiST, Echo...

  1. Here is how to use Magic Shadow Archiver 1.41: run Magic Shadow Archiver on the Atari
  2. click on below the box 'Filename, click to change'
  3. insert a blank disk into the drive and select the B drive. Enter a name for the image you want to create
  4. insert the floppy you want to image
  5. click on 'Do it!'
  6. you finished! Just insert the floppy with the image-disk on it into the PC drive. Copy the .MSA file and run it with any emulator.

Please note: in case the MSA files doesn't fit on the blank floppy, you will have to create splitted image-disk. Click on 'Analyse' in Magic Shadow Archiver 1.41. Enter 'Tracks 00-40' in order to create an image-disk with tracks 00-40 only. Once created, enter 'Tracks 41-82' in order to create another image-disk with tracks 41-82 only. Use MSA Converter to join both MSA files on the PC.


Back to Disk Imaging