Reading Atari 800 floppies?

From: Martin Scott Goldberg <>
Date: Sat Jan 15 11:27:51 2005

>Anybody know if it's possible to read old Atari 8-bit 5.25" floppies
>with some sort of PC-based software?
>I used to develop software for the Ataris and some co-workers just
>dredged up some floppies with source code from projects I did for Atari
>that were never released. We're trying to dig up a functional 800
>system to read them but it would save a lot of hassle if it was possible
>to read them directly into a PC, where we have a good emulator.

Just to add to my previous post (after rereading your message), no,
there's no way to read an Atari 8 bit floppy directly on a pc floppy. The
methods I mentioned are the most common among Atari 8 bit hobbyists for
transfering data back and forth. 1050 drives are cheap enough on Ebay, as
are Atari 8 bits in general.


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