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Title: Demos and Fried Disks
Post by: atfphotography on November 08, 2009, 03:21:05 am
Hello,

I came across a bunch of my old hardware from my CC days with NeXT. After getting my Turbo Station running, I went through a ton of old HD and ED disks. A lot of stuff was fried (even tried rawread with no luck) but I did come across some titles I didn't see in the archive. Some of them are commercial but there a lot of demo versions.

One particular application that I was very bummed about losing was MediaStation. I remember buying the academic version of it to use with a NeXTdimension and creating cool presentations. I have my serial number but all the disks are bad. They were stored somewhere with too much moisture and intense heat/cold (agh).

Anyone have a backup of this program?

Otherwise here is a list of demos/apps that I found that seem to have been copied properly:

NeXT - NeXTdimension Updates - System Software Disk #1 of 1 - ED
NeXT - Software Release v2.2a - HD
SmartSoft Inc - Rocks! - v1.6 (license required)- HD
SmartSoft Inc - Rocks! - v1.8 Intel Only (license required) - HD
SmartSoft Inc - DiskMaker - FAT Beta v1.5 (license required) - HD
SmarttSoft Inc - DiskMaker - v1.5 - (license required) - HD
Altsys Virtuoso - Virtuoso 2 Demo - HD
DART Software - Dots v3.5 Intel Only - Disk 1 & 2 - (license required) - HD
? - Tesseract (license required) - ED
Economic Insight - Electrofile Demo - Disk 1,2 - HD
Talus - FastKey v1.0 Demo - HD
Talus - pVisor - v0.9 - HD
Talus - MatchMaster v1.0 Demo - HD
AXSYS - Fiscal Dimension v0.9.1 - HD
AEC Software - Fastrack Schedule v2.0 Demo - HD
Black Adder Research - WarpIt v1.1 Demo - HD
Appsoft - Appsoft Image Beta v2 - ED
Appsoft - Appsoft Image Beta v3 - ED
Software Ventures - MicroPhone II 1.01 Beta - HD

I was able to copy the list above off the disks but it seems like some of them are crashing on install. Sigh.

Are any of these useful to anyone?

Thanks!

ATF
Title: Re: Demos and Fried Disks
Post by: Andreas on November 09, 2009, 08:11:45 pm
Quote from: "atfphotography"Hello,

I came across a bunch of my old hardware from my CC days with NeXT. After getting my Turbo Station running, I went through a ton of old HD and ED disks. A lot of stuff was fried (even tried rawread with no luck)


If you have an old DOS machine, try VGACOPY. It has an option to read each sector until 99 times with an slight positioning of the head so maybe you can get more disks readable.