ANTIC SUPERCOPY INSTRUCTIONS JAN. 1988 ANTIC SUPER DISK BONUS BY BRYAN SCHAPPEL & BARRY KOLBE Antic SuperCopy is one of the fastest, easiest multi-file copiers ever published for 8-bit Atari disks. The entire copying process is operated via menu selection and normally requires only five key presses. Antic SuperCopy will put an end to tedious searching for correct wildcard filenames. This powerful machine language program runs on all 8-bit Atari computers with at least 48K memory and a disk drive. RUNNING SUPERCOPY Antic SuperCopy is on your monthly disk under the filename BCOPY.EXE. There are two simple ways to start this program: 1. From the DOS menu, select choice L and type BCOPY.EXE [RETURN]. Antic SuperCopy will load and run. 2. You can make an Antic SuperCopy disk that runs automatically whenever you boot your Atari with it. From the DOS menu, use menu choice I to format a blank disk. Next, use choice H to Write DOS files to this blank disk. Now, use choice C to copy the BCOPY.EXE file to this disk. Finally, use menu choice E to rename BCOPY.EXE as AUTORUN.SYS. Your Antic SuperCopy disk is complete. To use it, place it in disk drive 1 and turn off your Atari. Remove all cartridges (XL/XE owners should hold down the [OPTION] key) and turn on your Atari. Antic SuperCopy will automatically load and run. COPYING FILES TWO-DRIVE SYSTEMS: When the program begins, you may select a source and destination drive by pressing the S and D keys. Drive 8 lets you use the 130XE's RAMdisk. Insert the correct disks in the drives and press the [START] key. ONE-DRIVE SYSTEM: Insert the source disk in drive 1 and press [START]. FILE SELECTION The directory of the source disk is shown on the left hand side of the screen. Scroll through the directory by usin the [UP-ARROW] and [DOWN-ARROW] keys -- don't hold down [CONTROL]. Press [RETURN] to mark the files you wish to copy. Their names will be highlighted in the directory. Press [RETURN] again to unmark a file. Mark as many files as you like. However, you are not allowed to mark or copy DOS.SYS. OTHER COMMANDS Press [ESCAPE] to abort and restart Antic SuperCopy. The [C] key changes the screen color by altering the hue. The [START] key is used to begin the copy process. On a two-drive system you can just sit back and watch Antic SuperCopy work, or go feed the cat. With a one-drive system you will be periodically asked to Insert Source Disk or Insert Destin. Disk and press [START]. When the copy process is done, you are given the choice of restarting Antic SuperCopy or returning to DOS. ERRORS If an error occurs, the COPY MENU box becomes the DISK ERROR box. First you are told the error number. Make note of it so you can later fix (hopefully) the problem. The most common errors will be: 144 WRITE PROTECTED DISK 162 DISK FULL 167 FILE LOCKED Next, the name of the file on which the error occured is shown. It is followed by the message, Closing Files. With two drives, both files are closed -- if possible. If you are using one drive, you're asked to insert the source disk and the file is closed on that disk. Then insert the destination disk and the corresponding file on it will be closed.
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