[vcf-midatlantic] Jason Scott is making a renewed push to image Apple ][ software...

Jeffrey Brace ark72axow at gmail.com
Wed Mar 22 23:30:05 EDT 2017


I think there should be three versions. Straight copies preserving the
protection, silent cracks and cracks with demos.

On Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 8:44 PM, Douglas Crawford via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

> Could the cracks be isolated and represented separate from the programs
> they are lodged in?
> It might be more useful to have a separate archive of "crack" work and let
> the programs be clean.
>
>
> On 3/22/2017 1:25 PM, Joseph Oprysko via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
>
> The thing with the various cracking group titles, it's early demo scene
> music and graphics. Occasionally pushing the limits of the machines. I
> think those are important as artifacts as well.
>
> I do understand the requests for the silent cracks as well. But do you have
> the skills/know someone with the skills to do that?  That's where things
> might get a bit difficult, as much of that requires intimate knowledge of
> both the copy protection schemes as well as being able to code in machine
> language.
>
> On Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 11:37 PM Jonathan Gevaryahu via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
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>
> I've got two boxes of stuff i need to inventory and ship him already...
>
> On 3/21/2017 5:51 PM, Mark Whittington via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
>
> Jason (of archive.org and textfiles.com fame) is renewing efforts to
>
> track
>
> down and image as much of the existing original Apple ][ software as
> possible.
>
> More info here, summary below --
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> http://ascii.textfiles.com/archives/5180
>
> In short, a lot of the software that's been archived so far was sourced
> from cracked versions that were often modified greatly from the original
> releases.  There's now a team of very skilled folks who want to be sure
> that the pristine versions of these programs are archived and that
> so-called "silent crack" versions are available for future generations to
> enjoy.  In this context, a "silent crack" is one that removes the copy
> protection and nothing more, and without adding crack screens or
> attributions.
>
> They're getting to the end of the collections that they already have and
> are putting out the call for more from people who may have collections
> sitting around gathering dust in boxes.
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