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Title: [Atari 8-bit] What does the [noATR] tag mean?
Post by: Kr0tki on November 19, 2021, 10:42:43 AM
Hi,

Some of the XEX files in the Atari 8-bit computers DATs have the [noATR] tag in their name, e.g.

Pitfall (1984)(Activision)(US)[noATR].xex

Does anyone know or remember what this tag is supposed to mean? I looked through several of these files and didn't notice any common feature between them.
Title: Re: [Atari 8-bit] What does the [noATR] tag mean?
Post by: TKaos on November 20, 2021, 01:08:33 AM
When I started maintaining the Atari 8bit files it was on my list to look into it, you'll notice that the same game is there in the [ATR] DATs, someone back then either converted a lot of ATR to XEX or vice versa.

I can't give you a definite answer right now, only that I'm currently looking into the [more info] flags on the Atari 8bit files, to me it looks like someone marked the "k-file" Atari *.atr files with [noATR] because they don't have a "proper" disk filesize eg 131kb or 91kb but at some point stopped using that.

The XEX files should not have the [noATR] at all, will be fixed in next release. :)
Title: Re: [Atari 8-bit] What does the [noATR] tag mean?
Post by: TKaos on November 22, 2021, 04:30:55 PM
I removed all of the [noATR] info now, it seems like someone just put them there for the disk image reason I mentioned above and then later someone added the [k-file] info.
Title: Re: [Atari 8-bit] What does the [noATR] tag mean?
Post by: Kr0tki on November 24, 2021, 08:28:56 PM
Thank you. Indeed from what you have written, this tag does not seem to have any purpose anymore, and removing it is probably for the best.