Atari questions from non-Atari person

From: Iggy Drougge <>
Date: Sat Dec 16 18:32:20 2000

Glenatacme skrev:

>Today some folks came into the shop and inquired about a new Windows-based
>PC. They've been using an Atari (which I know nothing about) for over ten
>years. They use it to print flyers, manage a mailing list, do word
>processing, and other minor tasks.

>They "think" the system is a Mega ST 4 (corrections, please). They "know"
>that they are using Calamus, Tracker, and WordPerfect on their Atari.

>My questions to the group:

>Is there a Windows 9x emulator for this machine so they can run their old
>programs and use their old data?

Yes, several. PaCifiST is the best for games, whereas TOSbox is the best non-
commercial alternative for apps. If you're willing to pay, you could get
GEMulator or MagiCPC.

>If not, can Calamus, WP, and Tracker data be transferred to a Win9x machine
>and accessed using current Win9x programs?

Yes, using the Calamus port for PC. Similarly for WordPerfect. I'm not certain
what tracker is -- a database?

>In other words, they want to retain the functionality and data of their old
>Atari and at the same time move to a Win9x platform.

Booh! Hiss!

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