In digital format, yes. All 1000 disks. They are all organized by disk in sets of 100. However, they are not ADFs. Each and every program is available via a folder structure. Like this: Building ADFs for all 1000 probably wouldn't be feasible. I'm talking to an A-List engineer to see if there might be a relatively easy way to script a solution. To that end, I'd probably have to also create a batch script that Zips all 1000 disks that I have individually, so people can pull each one down as a whole unit. And another to match the text file to each disk to generate pages.So I understand, do you have the whole set of actual floppies? Wasn't there like 1000 disks?
intric8 wrote:Having all of this data, and discovering that Aminet (whom worked closely with Fred at one stage) has everything as separate files I'm quite tempted to link up the individual files as links to downloads, too, on the Disk pages. Users would be presented with the large "Download Disk #" at the top of the pages which would have an entire disk's contents, but each program could be its own individual link, too, down the page as a red link for each file name.
I've researched the Fred Fish disks for a while now and I've yet to come across any readme's that explicitly forbid this concept. Seems like Aminet would have respected that if so. Maybe not... I don't want to step on any toes of course, but I've not actually found those sentiments. Doesn't mean they don't exist, but after reading about Fred quite a bit, I really think he'd be all about getting the software out there in any means possible. Originally it was disks because all there was. Then it went to CD-ROMs. And then he worked with Aminet... for all I know it was his idea to upload them all individually!
But to take a random example, if I go to Disk #405 and do a search on Aminet for the program "GIFMachine.lha" I can instantly find it. Seems linking those file names up would be a nice option for folks that actually browse a page or two and find something, but don't want the entire disk of LHAs. I feel like if there were ADFs, that's be a whole different story. But an entire repository of ADFs doesn't exist anywhere. Every disk is a zipped up archive of individual LHAs.
That's not what I meant I would do. I would host everything here. What I meant was if you did a search for an individual program's file name on Aminet, you could find that one file. It was more a revelation that the programs had been broken down to their individual parts.I would be against links to Aminet
That's what I'm trying to say, except that I would host them here and not hot-link to external sites. But I'd also host the original Zipped up packages of all of the original disks. ADFs would be ideal, but I don't think I have an easy means to do that (nor has anyone else ever tried to do that... it would take a ton of work - more than I can offer right now).Freds disks, ordered by disk and all programs presented in .lha format if you were to provide links to individual programs this might be a good resource to use as it would preserve links to the correct disk/version of an app.