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 "Virtue is like a rich stone, best plain set."
                                                    Francis Bacon

                             MK. VII
                      by Richard Karsmakers
           (after an old idea by Cottonwood Computers)

 By  now the original purpose of this list - trying to get  those
of  you  who  haven't yet bought Falcons to buy one -  is  a  bit
outdated.  However,  for those of you who already have one it may
now be a kind of indispensable guide as to which games you should
perhaps want to bung off old friends who still have an ST but who
never  play them anyway.  Or which utilities to get and which  to
avoid from PD libraries. And, in case you have a game that simply
refuses to work even with "Backward" and all,  to see if  someone
else  maybe got it to work anyway - in which case you  can  grasp
onto whatever hope it gives you.
 This  list  is based on some original research and the  idea  of
Cottonwood Computers, which is a USA Atari retailer. I then added
a  lot of stuff myself,  including from various other sources  as
well as my own experience and that of some avid ST NEWS readers.
 Please realise that some of the programs featured here have been
used  extensively whereas  some  others,  obviously,  haven't.  I
can't  take  any  responsibility for the  accuracy  of  the  data
featured here. Of course, you should also take into consideration
that  what  is  tested for  here  is  Falcon  compatibility,  not
"MultiTOS" compatibility!  If "MultiTOS" compatibility is  known,
this will be indicated. Though not always.
 I would like to send thanks to some of the people whose research
I have also used:  Piper,  Kai Holst,  Gregg, Sean Dougherty, Cut
Flügel,  David  Fairweather,  Silicon  Magic,  Bob  DeWitt,  John
Stansford,  Paul Glover, the Atari Falcon Club, John Eidsvoog and
James Troup (cheers!). Special thanks to Heiko Hartmann (who runs
an  extensive  compatibility list  on  internet,  including  flag
settings for "Backward", most excellent!).
 Last  but not least I'd like to mention that most of  the  stuff
I've tested myself was done on a 4 Mb TOS 4.04 Falcon,  with  the
latest   versions  or  Sinister  Developments'  "FBoot"   Cyrille
Dupuydauby's "Backward" handy.
 After  each section,  a SUFFICIENT SUCCESS/TOTAL TRIED ratio  is
 Note:  Stuff that works on the Falcon will in, probably, 100% of
all  cases  also  work  on the C-Lab  Falcon  MK  II  (only  main
differences  in that machine being better line I/O plugs  and  an
SCSI HD built in). The C-Lab Falcon MK I is 100% identical to the
regular Atari Falcon except for the name on the outside.

 Items  added  or changes after the previous occurrence  of  this
column are indicated in bold type.


Avant Vector                 Runs
Calligrapher                 Runs
Canvas                       Runs
Chronos                      Nope
Crack Art                    Runs, but no block rotate possible
Cyber Color                  Runs
Cyber Paint 2.0              Bombs
Cyber Sculpt                 Runs, but in ST high res only
Degas Elite                  Runs
Deluxe Paint ST 1.00         Runs
DT Paint                     Nope
DynaCADD 2D                  Runs
DynaCADD 3D                  Nope
Easy Draw 2.3                Nope
Easy Draw 3.0                Runs
Falcon Paint (FPaint)        Runs (Falcon program)
Flairpaint                   Won't load
GEM View 3.12                Runs
HyperDraw                    Runs
Imagecopy 2                  Runs
JPEG Decoder                 Runs (Falcon program)
JPEG Viewer                  Runs (Falcon program)
Kandinsky 1.73               Runs
MegaPaint                    Runs
MegaPaint Pro 4              Runs
Neochrome 1.0                Runs
Neochrome Master 2.24        Nope (can't I/O)
Paintworks                   Runs
Phoenix 3D Object Renderer   Runs in 80 columns or higher
Photo Show                   Runs
Positive Image               Runs (Falcon program)
POV Raytracer                Runs
Prism Paint                  Runs in all palletted resolutions
Quantum Paint                Crashes
Rainbow                      Runs (Falcon program)
Rainbow II Multimedia        Runs (Falcon program)
Spectrum 512                 Attempts to load, then crashes
Speed of Light               Runs
Supreme Screen Snatcher 1.2  Runs (though ST modes only)
Tinyview                     Runs
True Paint                   Runs (Falcon program)

 32/41 (78%)


Atari Works                  Runs (all modes, even MTOS)
Calamus SL                   Runs
Everest                      Runs
First Word 1.03              Runs
First Word Plus 3.20TT       Runs, but grabs up all memory
First Word Plus 4.02         Runs
Fleet Street Publisher 1.1   Runs
GfA Draft                    Runs
K-Rhyme                      Runs
K-Roget                      Runs
Marcel Word Processor        Runs
Microsoft Write              Runs
Miniprint                    Runs
Pagestream 2.2               Runs
Papyrus 3.62                 Runs
PrintMaster Plus             Runs in ST medium
Protext 5.52                 Runs
Publishing Partner           Runs
Redacteur                    Runs in ST resolutions
Signum!                      Nope
ST Writer                    Runs
ST Writer Elite 2.3          Runs
Tempus 2.0                   Runs in ST med/hi only 4)
Timeworks DTP                Loads, freezes when mouse is moved
That's Write 2.03            Runs, but crashes when printing
That's Write 2.09            Runs
Word Perfect 4-18-91         Runs, but not with Maccel 3.4!
Word Writer ST 2.2           Runs

 26/28 (93%)

 (All  titles are originals - not cracked stuff - to the best  of
my knowledge, except where noted)

1943                         Runs
3D Pool                      Runs, but needs 50 Hz
8-Ball                       Runs with Backward
Action ST                    Nope
A Day at the Races (v 1.2)   Runs with Backward
Advanced Rugby Simulator     Runs
Afterburner                  Runs (Hitpack version only!)
Airball                      Runs with FBoot
Airbus A320 USA              Runs, but on RGB only
Air Warrior (PD game)        Runs, ST medium only
Aliants                      Runs
Alien Fires                  Nope
Alien Syndrome               Runs
Alternate Reality, The City  Runs
Amberstar                    Nope
Ancients Art of War i/t SkiesRuns (with Backward only?)
Annals of Rome               Runs
Another World                Runs with Backward
Aquanaut                     Nope
Arcade Mania                 Nope
Archer MacLean Pool          Runs with FBoot
Archipelagos                 Nope
Arctic Fox                   Nope
Arena                        Nope (no joystick input)
Arkanoid                     Nope (copy protection goes wrong) D)
Arkanoid II                  Runs with Backward (not with me!)
Armourgeddon                 Nope
Artificial Dreams            Runs
Atari Grand Prix             Runs
Attack of the Mutant Camels  Runs with Backward
Auto Duel                    Conflicting reports on this one
AV8V Harrier Attach          Runs in ST low res mode
Baal                         Runs with Backward
Backlash                     Runs with Backward
Badlands                     Runs
Baker Street Detective       Nope
Balance of Power             Runs
Ballerburg (German shareware)Runs
Ballistix                    Runs with Backward
Bang!                        Runs
Barbarian (Psygnosis)        Nope
Barbarian (Palace)           Runs with Backward
Bard's Tale                  Runs (with Backward?)
Batman the Movie             Nope
Batman (Joker)               Runs with Backward
Batman (Penguin)             Runs with Backward
Battle Chess                 Runs
Battle Command               Runs
Battle for the Throne        Runs
Battle Hawks 1942            Nope
BattleTech                   Runs
Battletris (PD game)         Runs
Battle Zone                  Runs (probably all old Atari stuff)
Better Dead than Alien       Runs
Beyond the Ice Palace        Runs
Beyond Zork                  Runs with Backward
Billiards II                 Nope
Bio Challenge                Nope
Bionic Commando              Conflicting reports on this one
Black Lamp                   Runs with Backward or FBoot 2)
Blastaball                   Nope
Blasteroids (not Imageworks) Runs
Block Out                    Runs
Blood Money                  Nope
Bloodwych                    Conflicting reports
Bloody Blade                 Nope
Blue Max                     Runs with Backward
Boing                        Nope
Bomb Jack                    Runs with Backward
Bombuzal                     Runs
Borodino                     Runs, but very fast
Boulderdash                  Runs
Brataccas                    Runs with FBoot or Backward
Breach                       Conflicting reports on this one
Breach 2                     Nope
Breaknoid                    Runs
Bubble Bobble                Runs with Backward
Bubble Trouble               Runs
Buggy Boy                    Runs fine with Backward
Bundesliga Manager Prof.     Runs
Cadaver                      Runs with Backward
Caesar                       Runs
California Games II          Runs
Campaign                     Runs
Cannon Fodder                Runs with Backward
Captain Blood                Nope
Captive                      Nope
Carrier Command              Runs with Backward
CBZone (PD monochrome game)  Runs
Centipede                    Runs with Backward
Chase HQ                     Nope
Challenge Golf               Nope
Championship Wrestling       Nope
Chaos Engine                 Runs with Backward J)
Chaos Strikes Back           Runs with Backword, possibly without
Chariots of Fire             Nope
Chess Champion 2175          Runs
Chessmaster 2000             Nope
Chopper X                    Runs
Chrono Quest                 Runs with Backward, maybe normal?
Chronos                      Nope
Chuckie Egg                  Runs
Circus Attractions           Nope
Civilization                 Runs (colours slightly screwed)
Cloud Kingdoms               Runs with FBoot
Cold Revenge (shareware game)Runs
Colonial Conquest            Runs
Colorado                     Nope
Columns                      Runs (Falcon game, RGB only)
Conquest                     Runs (uses GEM)
Cops'n'Robbers Too           Runs (but too fast)
Corporation                  Nope
Corruption                   Runs
Cosmic Pirates               Nope
Curse of the Azure Bonds     Runs in ST low
Crackdown                    Runs with FBoot
Crack'Ed                     Nope
Crafton & Xunk               Nope
Crash Garrett                Runs
Crazy Stunt Cars             Nope
Creatures                    Nope
Crystal Castles              Runs with Backward
Crystal Cave (PD game)       Nope
Cudlee's Quest               Runs with Backward
Curse of the Azure Bonds     Runs
Cutthroats                   Runs
Cyber                        Nope
Cyberdrome                   Runs
Cybernetix (shareware)       Runs
Cybernoid                    Runs
Cybernoid II                 Nope
Dark Castle                  Runs
Dark Century                 Nope
Darkman                      Runs with Backward
Day of the Pharaoh           Runs
DC Snowball Fight            Runs with Backward
Deadline                     Runs
Deathbringer                 Runs
Death Sword                  Nope
Debut                        Nope
Deep Space                   Runs with FBoot
Defender II                  Nope
Defender of the Crown        Nope
Deflektor                    Nope
Deja Vu                      Conflicting reports on this!
Deja Vu II                   Runs
Delta Patrol                 Nope
Demolition Man               Runs
Demon's Winter               Runs
Desolator                    Nope
Diablo                       Runs
Disciples of Steel           Runs with Backward
Dogfight                     Nope
Don't Worry be Happy (shar.w)Runs (even with multi-tasking)
Double Dragon                Runs with Backward
Double Dragon III            Runs
Drachen (PD "Shanghai" clone)Runs
Dragon Breed                 Runs (with Backward?)
Dragonflight                 Nope
Dragon's Breath              Runs
Dragons of Flame             Nope
Drakkhen                     Nope (conflicting reports w/Backw)
Dropix ST                    Runs
Dr. Zock                     Runs, but too fast
Dungeon Adventure 5.2        Runs
Dungeon Master               Runs
Dynablasters                 Runs with Backward
Dynabusters                  Runs
Eco                          Runs
Eddie Edwards Super Ski      Runs
Elf                          Runs with Backward
Elf II                       Runs with Backward
Eliminator                   Runs (Hitpack version only!)
Elite                        Runs
E-Motion                     Nope
Empire 2.0                   Runs in ST medium and high
Empire Strikes Back          Nope
Enchanted Land               Nope
Enduro Racer                 Runs
Enigma                       Nope
Epic                         Conflicting reports
Escape                       Runs
Exolon                       Runs
Exotic                       Runs
Extensor                     Runs, but colours are screwed
F-15 Strike Eagle            Nope
F-16 Falcon                  Nope
F-19 Stealth Fighter         Runs with Backward, but unstable
F-29 Retaliator              Nope
Falcon                       Nope
Falcon Mission 1-3           Nope
Falctron                     Runs
Federation of Free Traders   Nope
Fighter Bomber               Nope
Fire Brigade                 Runs, and fast too
Fish!                        Runs
Flames of Freedom (MidWntr 2)Runs
Flight of the Intruder       Runs
Flight Simulator II          Runs, but screen flashes a bit
Formel 1 ST                  Nope
Formula One Grand Prix       Runs with FBoot or Backward 2)
Foundations Waste            Runs
Frogger (PD game)            Nope
Frontier - Elite II          Runs
Full Metal Planet            Runs with Backward
Future Wars                  Runs
Fuzzball                     Nope
Galdregon's Domain           Conflicting reports
Gauntlet II                  Runs w/Backward/FBoot (not with me!)
Gauntlet III                 Runs with Backward
Geneticopoly                 Runs (ST compatibility modes only)
GFL Championship Baseball    Runs with Backward
Ghostbusters II              Runs with BOOT_COF.PRG
Ghost & Goblins              Runs with FBoot
Gnome                        Nope
Gnome Ranger                 Nope
GNU Chess                    Runs
Goal!                        Nope
Gobliiins                    Nope (conclicting reports w/Backw)
Gobliiins II                 Runs with Backward
Go-Board 3.0                 Runs
Gods                         Runs with Backward
Gold of the Americas         Nope
Golden Island                Runs
Goldrunner                   Runs
Goldrunner II                Runs, though scrolling not perfect
Goldrush                     Runs
Go-Up                        Runs
Grandad and the Quest etc.   Nope
Grand Prix 500cc             Nope
Gravity                      Nope
Great Battles                Runs
Great Courts II              Runs with Backward
Great Giana Sisters          Nope
Gremlins                     Runs with Backward
Gridiron                     Nope
Gridrunner                   See Super Gridrunner
Guild of Thieves             Runs
Gunship                      Runs with Backward
HacMan II (shareware game)   Runs
Hardball                     Conflicting reports
Hardcore (Llamasoft demo)    Runs with Backward
Hard Drivin'                 Runs with Backward
Harrier Assault              Runs
Hawkeye                      Runs with FBoot
Hero                         Nope
Heroes of the Lance          Runs
Hero Quest                   Runs with Backward
High Roller                  Nope
Hillsfar                     Runs
Hitchhiker's Guide...        Runs
Hole in One                  Runs (though screen is shifted)
Hole in One Miniature Golf   Runs with Backward
Hollywood Hijinx             Runs (probably all Infocom advntrs)
Home Casino                  Runs
Hopper                       Runs
Hostages                     Nope
Hot Shot                     Nope
Hoyle's Book of Games I      Runs, but very fast
Huang Shi (monochrome sharew)Runs
Hunter                       Runs with FBoot
I, Ball                      Runs
Ice Palast                   Runs
Immortal, The                Nope
Impact (cracked version)     Runs with Backward
Imperium (commercial game)   Runs with Backward
Imperium (shareware game)    Runs
Impossible Mission           Nope
Impossible Mission Ii        Conflicting reports
Indiana Jones (Adventure)    Runs
Indiana Jones and the Last C.Runs with Backward
Indiana Jones and the Templ..Runs with Backward
Infestation                  Nope
Infidel                      Runs
Infinity One                 Runs
Insectoid 512                Runs with Backward
International Karate +       Nope
International Sports Chall.  Runs
Interphase                   Runs with Backward
Ishar                        Runs (Falcon game)
Ishar II                     Runs (Falcon game)
Ishar III                    Runs (Falcon game)
Jambala, Seven Gates of      Nope
James Pond                   Runs with FBoot, but is fast!
James Pond 2: Robocod        Nope
Jeopardy                     Runs
Jeopardy 3                   Runs
Jet                          Runs
Jimmy White's Whirlwind Sn.  Runs
Jinxter                      Runs
Joan of Arc                  Runs
Joe Blade                    Runs
John Lowe's Ultimate Darts   Nope
Journey to the Center o.t.E. Runs, but fast
Joust                        Runs in ST low res, but too fast
Jupiter Probe                Nope (no joystick input)
Jupiters Masterdrive         Runs
Kamikaze Chess               Runs
Karate Kid                   Runs with Backward
Kick Off 2                   Runs with FBoot, but too fast
Kid Gloves 2                 Runs with Backward
Kid Kong                     Runs with Backward
Kid Krazy                    Runs
Killing Cloud                Nope
Killing Game Show            Nope
King's Quest II              Runs
King's Quest IV              Runs
Klatrix                      Nope
Klax                         Runs
Klondike                     Runs
Knightmare                   Runs with Backward
Knight Orc                   Runs with Backward
Knights of the Sky           Runs with Fboot
Kong                         Runs with Backward
Kult                         Runs with Backward
Lands of Havoc               Nope
Last Arcadian                Runs with Backward (8 Mhz needed)
Lazer Zoom                   Runs (Falcon game)
Leaderboard Golf             Runs
Leather Goddesses of Phobos  Runs
Leatherneck                  Runs with Backward F)
Leavin' Teramis              Nope
Legend of Faerghail          Runs in ST lo? (conflicting reports)
Legend of the Sword          Runs (with Backward?)
Leisure Suit Larry I         Runs
Leisure Suit Larry II        Runs
Leisure Suit Larry III       Runs (probably most Sierra advntrs)
Legend of Faerghail          Runs
Lemmings (Demo)              Runs
Lemmings                     Nope (disk protection goes wrong)
Lemmings, Oh No More         Nope (flickering screen, no I/O)
Lemmings 2 - The Tribes      Runs with Backward 8 Mhz/caches off
Lethal Weapon                Runs
Lethal XCess                 Nope
Liberator                    Runs
Life and Death               Runs
Line Attack                  Runs
Little Computer People       Runs
Llamatron                    Runs with Backward
Llamazap                     Runs (Falcon game)
Loc. Crissefridge (PD game)  Nope
Lode Runner                  Nope
Lombard RAC Rally            Runs with Backward
Loom                         Runs
Lost Patrol                  Runs
Lotus Esprit Turbo Challenge Nope
Lotus Esprit Turbo Chall.2   Nope
Lotus Esprit Turbo Chall.3   Runs with Backward
Lure of the Temptress        Nope
M1 Tank Platoon              Conflicting reports
Mad Dog Williams             Runs
Madtris                      Runs with Backward
Magic Boy                    Runs with Backward
Magic Pockets                Runs with Backward
Major Motion                 Runs (8 Mhz recommended)
Maniac Mansion               Runs
Marble Madness               Runs
Mariant                      Runs
Masterblazer                 Nope
Master of Chaos              Runs
McMinos                      Runs (monochrome)
Mean 18                      Nope
Megalomania                  Runs
Megaroids                    Runs
Megatron                     Runs
Menace                       Nope
Mercenary                    Nope
Metal Mutant                 Runs with Backward
Metrocross                   Runs, but some gfx screwed
Microprose Golf              Runs with Backward/patches, but slow
Microprose Soccer            Runs with Backward
Midi Maze                    Runs in ST low
Midi Maze II                 Runs B)
Midwinter                    Runs with Backward
Mig 29 Super Fulcrum         Runs with FBoot, maybe even normal
Millenium 2.2                Nope (maybe with Backward)
Mini F1                      Runs (Falcon game)
Missile                      Nope
Missile Command              Runs
Mission Elevator             Runs (but fast!)
Mission Genocide             Runs, but too fast
Molecule                     Runs
Moonmist                     Runs
Moon Patrol                  Runs
Moonshine Racers             Runs (with Backward?)
Monster Business             Nope
Monty Python's Flying Circus Runs with Backward
Mortville Manor              Runs
Motorhead                    Nope
Mr. Tapper                   Nope
Mrs. Munchie                 Runs with Backward
Mudpies                      Runs with Backward
Multibriques                 Runs (Falcon game)
Myth                         Runs
Mythos                       Runs (German game)
Nebulus                      Runs (Hitpack version only!)
Nethack                      Runs (uses GEM)
New Zealand Story            Runs with BOOT_COF.PRG
Nigel Mansell's World Champ. Runs with FBoot
Night Hunter                 Runs with Backward
Ninja Mission                Runs with Backward
Nitro                        Runs with FBoot or Backwards
No Limit 2 (shareware game)  Runs
No Second Prize              Runs with FBoot
Northstar                    Runs
North Sea Inferno            Runs
North & South                Runs with Backward
Nova                         Runs
Obliterator                  Nope
Obsession                    Runs
Odysseus 4.0                 Runs (uses GEM)
Ogre                         Nope
Oids                         Runs with Backward
Oil Imperium                 Runs, but you can's save any games
Onslaught                    Nope
Oo-Topos                     Runs
Operation Jupiter            Runs with Backward
Operation Stealth            Runs
Orion's Run                  Runs, but too fast
Outrun                       Nope
Overlander                   Runs with Backward
Overlord                     Runs
Oxyd                         Runs (monochrome)
Oxyd II                      Runs (monochrome)
Oxyd Magnum                  Runs (Falcon game)
P47 Thunderbolt              Runs with FBoot
Pacland                      Runs
Pacman on E's (Sinister Dev.)Runs
Pacmania                     Runs w/FBoot/Backward (not with me!)
Pacmen (PD game)             Nope
Paladin                      Runs in ST low
Pandora                      Runs sortof, with some busted grfx
Paperboy                     Nope
Paradroid 90                 Nope
Parasol Stars                Nope
Patience (German sonderdisk) Runs
Patrizier                    Nope (conflicting report w/Backw)
Peking (PD colour game)      Runs
Pengy                        Runs with Backward
Phantasie III                Runs
Pharao                       Runs
Photon Storm                 Runs with Backward
Pinball Dreams               Runs (Falcon game)
Pipe Dream                   Nope
Pirates!                     Nope (newer version is said to work)
Planetfall                   Runs
Platonix                     Runs
Plutos                       Runs in ST low res
Police Quest                 Runs
Police Quest II              Runs
Pool Billard                 Nope
Pop Eyed (Talespin Adventr.) Runs
Populous                     Nope (might run with Backward?)
Populous 2                   Nope (might run with Backward?)
Powerdrift                   Runs with Backward
Powermonger                  Nope (might run with Backward)
Prehistoric Tale, A          Nope (conflicing reports with Backw)
Premium Mah Jongg            Runs
Premium Mah Jongg II         Runs
Prohibition                  Runs
Psion Chess                  Runs
Purple Saturn Day            Nope
Push Over                    Runs
Puzzle Pack                  Runs
Quadralien                   Runs (GEM must be on)
Quartz                       Runs with FBoot or Backward
Quest for the Timebird       Nope
Questron II                  Runs
Quizical                     Runs
Railroad Tycoon              Nope; runs but very prone to crash
Rainbow Islands              Nope
Rampage                      Runs
Ranarama                     Runs
Rayoid (shareware game)      Runs
Reach for the Skies          Conflicting reports
Real Ghostbusters            Runs
Resolution 101               Runs
Return of the Jedi           Runs
Return to Genesis            Nope E)
Revenge of the Mutant Camels Runs with Backward
Rick Dangerous               Nope
Rick Dangerous II            Runs
Risk                         Runs, but fast
Risky (PD "Risk" clone)      Runs, but may be considered too fast
River of no Return           Nope
Roadblasters                 Runs
Robinson's Requiem           Runs (Falcon game)
Robocop                      Runs
Robocop II                   Runs with Backward
Robotron 2084                Runs (with Backward?)
Robot War 0.96 (mono sharew.)Runs
Robozone                     Runs with FBoot
Rocket Ranger                Clashing reports on this one
Rockford                     Runs
Rock'n'Roll                  Nope
Rockstar ate my Hamster, A   Runs with Backward
Rogue                        Runs, but fast
Rogue II                     Runs, but fast
R-Type                       Runs with FBoot or Backward
Sapiens                      Nope (perhaps with Backward?)
Scrabble Deluxe              Runs, but fast
Seconds Out                  Runs
Secret of Monkey Island      Runs
Sensible Soccer              Runs with Backward
Sentinel                     Nope
Shadowgate                   Nope
Shadowlands                  Nope
Shadowlord                   Runs
Shadow of the Beast          Nope (but who needs this crap?)
Shanghai                     Runs
Sherman M-4                  Nope
Shift I                      Runs
Shift II                     Runs
Ship Combat                  Runs
Shocker 2                    Runs (ST monochrome)
Shoot'em Up Construction Kit Runs with Backward
Shuffleboard                 Runs
Shufflepuck Café             Nope
Sidewinder                   Nope
Sim City                     Clashing reports on this one. ST low
Skate                        Runs with Backward
Skulldiggery                 Conflicting reports
Skweek                       Nope
Sky Chase                    Runs
Skyfox                       Nope
Sleeping Gods Lie            Nope
Sleuth                       Runs
Smash TV                     Runs
Snacman                      Runs
Snowball Fight               See "DC Snowball Fight"
Solomon's Key                Nope
Sorcerer                     Runs
Space 1889                   Runs with Backward
Space Ace                    Nope
Space Crusade                Might work. Press fire at start
Space Port                   Nope (copy protection)
Space Quest                  Runs
Space Quest II               Runs
Space Quest III              Runs
Space Racer                  Nope
Space War                    Runs
Space War 2000               Nope
Space War 2400               Runs in medium res, crash when exit
Special Forces               Nope
Speedball                    Runs
Speedball II                 Runs with FBoot or Backward
Speed Buggy                  Nope
Spellbound                   Nope
Spellbreaker                 Runs
Spherical                    Runs
Spider Man (Scott Adams)     Runs
Spirit of Adventure          Runs
Spitting Image               Runs with Backward
Starball                     Runs
Star Fleet                   Runs
Starflight                   Nope, may run with Backward
Starglider                   Runs with Backward
Starglider II                Runs with FBoot
Starnukers                   Runs in ST medium
Starquake                    Runs
Star Raiders                 Runs
Star Ray                     Runs with Backward
Star Trek (shareware!)       Runs with Backward
Star Wars                    Runs with Backward
Stationfall                  Runs
Steel Empire                 Runs
Steel Talons                 Runs (Falcon game)
Stellar Crusade              Runs in ST low
STetris PD "Tetris" clone    Refuses to run in any resolution
ST Invaders                  Runs
ST Karate                    Nope
Stone Age                    Runs with FBoot or even without?!
Stone Age Deluxe (shareware) Runs
ST Pool                      Nope
Stratego                     Runs in 50 Hz
Street Fighter               Nope
Street Fighter II            Runs (with Backward or without?)
Strip Poker                  Runs
Strip Poker II               Nope
Strikey                      Nope (seriously busted graphics)
ST Soccer                    Runs with FBoot
Stunt Car Racer              Runs
Summer Games                 Runs with Backward
Sundog                       Runs with Backward AND PATCHED L)
Super Breakout (PD game)     Runs
Super Cycle                  Nope
Super Gridrunner             Runs H)
Super Hangon                 Runs with Backward (Hitpack only!)
Super Sprint                 Nope (disk protection goes wrong) C)
Super Sprint (patched vrsn)  Runs
Suspended                    Runs
Switchblade                  Nope
Take Two (PD game)           Runs
Talespin                     Nope (though its adventures will)
Tanglewood                   Nope
Tass Times in Toon Town      Runs
Tautology                    Runs (Falcon game)
Team Yankee                  Runs
Teenage Mutant Hero Turt.II  Runs with Backward
Tennis Cup                   Runs with Backward
Terrorpods                   Nope
Test Drive                   Runs with Backward
The Black Cauldron           Runs
The Crypt                    Runs with Backward
Their Finest Hour - B. of B. Runs, bombs on exit, is very fast
The Kristal                  Runs
The Pawn                     Runs (probably all Magnetic Scrolls)
The Secret of Monkey Island  Runs
Thrust                       Runs
Thunderblade                 Nope
Thundercats                  Runs, but must be run from desktop!
Thunderhawk                  Nope
Thurg & Murg                 Runs
Time                         Runs
Time and Magic               Nope
Time Bandits                 Runs
Titanen der See (shareware)  Runs
TNT                          Runs with Backward
Tonic Tile (cracked)         Runs, but too fast
Topas (German game)          Runs
Tornado                      Runs (Falcon game)
Total Eclipse                Conflicting reports
Towers (shareware)           Runs
Towers II (shareware)        Runs (Falcon game)
Traders                      Runs with Backward
Trail Blazer II              Runs
Transarctica                 Runs (Falcon game)
Transworld                   Runs
Trex Warrior                 Runs with BOOT_COF.PRG
Trinity                      Runs
Triple Yahoo                 Runs (even with "MultiTOS")
Turbo Outrun                 Nope
Turning Point                Nope
Turrican                     Nope
TV Sports Football           Runs
Two-on-Two                   Runs with Backward
Typhoon                      Nope
Typhoon Thompson             Nope
Ultima II                    Conflicting reports
Ultima III                   Nope
Ultima IV                    Runs
Ultima V                     Nope
Ultima VI                    Runs
U.N. Squadron                Runs with FBoot
UMS                          Runs, but very fast
UMS II                       Runs (but no colours) (so use Backw)
Uninvited                    Runs
Universe 2                   Nope
Universe 3                   Runs
U.N. Squadron                Runs with Backward
Uridium                      Nope
Utopia                       Nope
Utopos                       Nope
Vengeance of Excalibur       Runs
Vermeer                      Runs
Vertical Mayhem              Runs
Vindicators                  Nope
Virtual Worlds               Nope
Virus (the game)             Runs. Some with FBoot, some not
Vixen                        Runs
Vroom                        Nope
Walz (shareware game)        Runs (Falcon game)
Wargame Construction Set     Runs
Warhawk                      Runs (about 20% faster on VGA)
Warhead                      Runs
War in Middle Earth          Runs
Warlock                      Nope
Warp                         Nope
Winglord                     Runs
Wings                        Nope
Wings of Death               Runs w/Backward, title wrong, so snd
Winnie The Pooh              Runs
Winter Games                 Runs
Wishbringer                  Runs
Wizball                      Nope
Wonderland                   Runs (probably all Magn.Scr. stuff)
World Games                  Nope
World Snooker                Nope
Wrath of the Demon           Runs with Backward
Xenomorph                    Runs with Backward
Xenon                        Runs with Backward (not with me!)
Xenon II                     Nope
Xevious                      Runs but has mixed colours
X-Tron                       Runs with Backward
Xybots                       Runs with Backward
Zak McKracken                Runs
Zany Golf                    Runs but bombs on exit to score card
Zool                         Nope
Zork I - Zero                Runs
Zynaps                       Runs (colours may flicker though)

 480/688 (70%)


5 to 5 2.02                  Runs
Alchemy Jr.                  Runs, but not with MultiTOS
Background Music Utility 3.0 Runs (even with MultiTOS)
Band in a Box                Runs (needs 80 colomns, 2 colours)
Bobtrack 1.0                 Runs (Falcon program)
Cubase Audio                 Runs
Cubase Lite                  Loads, bombs on mouse movement
Cubase 3.02                  Runs
Digital MOD Player           Runs (Falcon program)
Dr. T's Tunesmith            Bombs
Edit Track Platinum          Runs
Guitaristics 1.96            Runs
Keyboard Controlled Seq. 4.0 Runs
Keyboard Contr.Seq.4.0 lvl 2 Runs
MIDI Max                     Runs
MIDI Spy                     Runs
Music Studio                 Runs
Music Studio '88             Runs
NTK4 MOD Player              Runs (even with "Geneva")
Pianistics 1.20              Runs
ProTracker                   Runs
Rape the DSP                 Runs (Falcon program)
Stereo Replay                Nope
Winrec 1.41                  Runs (Falcon program)

 21/24 (88%)


DevPac 3.10                  Runs
FTL Modula-2                 Runs
GfA Basic 2.xx               Runs, but in ST resolutions only
GfA Basic 3.5                Runs
GfA Basic 3.6TT              Runs (but has numerous small bugs)
GfA Basic 3.0 run-only       Runs
G.I. Sound Tool              Runs
HiSoft Basic 2               Runs
HiSoft C                     Runs in all modes
HiSpeed Pascal               Runs
Lattice C 5.52               Runs in all modes
LDW Power                    Runs
MemFile 3.1                  Runs
ORCS 1.0                     Runs
Raid Debugger                Nope
STOS                         Freezes when attempting to load
STOS 3D                      Nope
STOS Basic 2.4               Nope
Templemon 2.01               Nope (at least not VGA)
Templemon 2.02               Runs K)

 15/20 (75%)


CardFile 4.06                Runs
DataManager ST               Runs
K-Spread 3                   Runs
Superbase Professional       Runs
VIP                          Locks after loading
VIP Professional GEM         Loads, but no mouse cursor available

 4/6 (67%)


AnsiTerm                     Runs (in ST medium res)
CanTerm 3.8                  Runs, but bombs occasionally
D-Term                       Yes, but has redraw problems
Flash 1.6                    Nope
Flash >1.6?                  Runs
Interlink 1.7                Runs
STalker                      Runs
ST Aladdin                   Nope
Tiny Term                    Runs

 6/9 (67%)


DBA Magazine                 Runs (as of Issue 10)
Disk Maggie                  Runs (as of Issue 11)
Power Disk Magazine          Runs (with Backward or Falcon SX)
Scriba Communis Responsi     Runs (all issues redone for Falcon)
ST Beermat                   Runs (as of first Issue)
ST News                      Runs (as of Volume 7 Issue 2)
STOSSER                      Nope
ST Plus (ST+)                Runs (with Backward)

 7/8 (88%)


Acopy 1.3                    Nope (bombs when writing) 7)
AHDI (Atari HD Driver)       Runs
Antidote                     Runs
ARC                          Runs
Arcshell 3.1                 Runs (all modes except true colour)
Atomic Packer 3.5            Runs 9)
Autosort 4.1                 Runs
Backward (any version)       Runs (Falcon thing, you moron!)
BakSplat                     Runs
Bitzcopy 0.5                 Nope (bombs when writing)
Boxkite                      Runs (even under Geneva)
Chamaeleon 0.19              Runs
Cliché                       Runs 5)
Clock.ACC 1.9e               Runs
CodeKeys 1.3                 Runs (crash when macro in true col.)
ColaCalc 1.3                 Runs
Command Processor Program    Runs
Crossword Creator II         Runs
Cryptographer                Runs
DC Format 3.02               Runs
DC Maxtrack                  Runs
DC Mouse-O-Meter             Runs
DC Mouse Shift               Runs
DC Shower 1.0                Nope
DC Squish                    Runs (and so does Squish II)
DeskManager                  Nope (other sources claim it runs)
DeskPic                      Runs
Diamond Back 3               Runs
Diamond Edge                 Runs
Disc Doctor                  Runs
Ease (desktop)               Runs
Exorcist 2.0                 Nope
FastCopy Pro 1.0             Nope (bombs when writing) 7)
FastCopy Pro 1.2             Runs
Fast Filemover 1.41          Runs
Fboot 1.2                    Runs (of course...)
Floppy Virus Killer 3.0      Runs
Freedom File Selector        Runs
FSearch 7.4                  Runs
FSel (from Compo)            Runs (even under Geneva)
GfA System Shell             Runs (even under Geneva)
G+Plus 1.5                   Runs
GEM Bench                    Runs
Geneva                       Runs
Handy +                      Runs (even with MultiTOS)
Harlekin 2                   Runs
Harlekin 3                   Runs, but icons have no texts
HD Sentry                    Runs, but freezes upon exit
HDU, HDX, HDI                Run
Hiscore Terminal Utility     Runs
HotWire 3.0                  Runs
Hushi (HD Driver)            Runs
Interface 2.21               Runs in all resolutions
Hushi HD Driver              Runs
Kaosdesk                     Nope
Knife ST 1.07                Runs 6)
Kobold 2                     Runs, but bombs when you try format
Kobold 2.5                   Runs perfectly
Little Green Selector        Conflicting reports on this.
                              At least 1.8c seems to work
LZH 2.21                     Runs 3)
LZH 2.99                     Runs
Maccel III 4.0               Runs in any mode
Magic (multi-tasking OS)     Runs
MasterBrowse 2.0             Runs
Maxifile                     Runs, but bombs may appear at exit
McGyver (virus killer)       Nope
Memfile 3.0                  Runs
Miniprint 2.0b               Runs (even with Geneva)
Mouseboot                    Runs
Mouse-Ka-Mania II 2.1        Runs
Mouse Tricks II 2.20         Runs
Multidesk                    Runs
Mutil                        Runs 8)
NeoDesk 3.03                 Runs, but can't delete folders
NeoDesk Control Panel 3.xx   Runs, but can't change colours
NeoDesk 4                    Runs
NeoDesk Control Panel 4.xx   Runs
New Depack                   Runs
NVDI 2.5                     Runs (even with "MultiTOS")
Okami CLI 1.5                Runs
Pack Ice                     Runs
PAnTHer                      Runs
Pa Pack 1.01                 Runs
PC Ditto 3.0                 Nope
PGP Shell                    Runs
Poison!                      Runs
PopIt                        Runs
Procopy 1.7                  Conflicting information
Professional Virus Killer    Nope I)
Profile 1.1                  Nope
Puzzle Pack                  Runs
Quick Index II 2.2           Runs, but locks on floppy RPM test
Quick ST III                 Nope
R.A.I.D.                     Runs
Redacteur                    Nope
RenameIt!                    Runs
Revenge Doc Displayer 3.10   Runs
Route Finder 2.1             Runs
Sagrotan                     Runs in ST resolutions only
Selectric 1.10               Runs
Sentry Packer                Runs
Spectre 128                  Crashes
ST DCat 5                    Runs
ST Guide 4 (05.02.95)        Runs
SToop 1.04                   Runs
ST Tools                     Said to run, but not with me!
ST Virus Killer 3.11         Runs
ST Zip 2.3                   Runs
Superboot 8                  Runs
Super Formatter              Nope A)
Super Virus Killer           Runs
Squish II                    Runs
SysInfo                      Runs
TLC Formatter 3.02           Runs
ToXis 5.00                   Runs
Two in One                   Runs (even under Geneva)
Universal Item Selector III  Runs, but can't be AUTO-run 1)
Ultimate Virus Killer 6.2    Runs (even with "MultiTOS") G)
Virendetektor 3.1            Runs
Virus Fixer                  Nope, can't find its resource file
VKill 3.84                   Runs
VOX Mail 0.99                Runs (Falcon specific)
Warp 9 3.75                  Nope
Warp 9 3.8                   Runs (though not with "MultiTOS")
WhatIs 6.5                   Runs
Word Search Creator          Runs
Wowbagger Swearing Acc. 4.2  Runs (evens with MultiTOS/Geneva)
XBoot                        Runs
Zorg                         Runs

 110/129 (85%)


 Total compatibility average 701/947 (74%)



1) Bombs when switching resolutions with it resident.
2) And you can even leave instruction cache switched on.
3) But   you  can't  use  it  more  than  once   with   Chameleon
   installed (at least sometimes).
4) The  built-in  screen  saver bombs out too,  so  you  have  to
   disable it.
5) This  is the screen snapshot utility by Epigraf that  you  get
   with  "Le  Redacteur".   It  works,  but  does  not  recognize
   resolutions  properly  and  writes the files  with  the  wrong
   extension.  With  a  bit of extra work it usually  yields  the
   correct results. Nonetheless it created a normally undeletable
   file on my C:  partitions called "        .DOO". It could only
   be  deleted  with "Kobold",  and the reason why  GEM  couldn't
   handle  it  was  that  it started  with  one  or  more  spaces
   (chr$(32)), a thing GEM can't handle.
6) You can't edit actual tracks and sectors on floppy  disk,  but
   you can edit logical sectors on it.
7) Works  with  Falcon  cache turned off (can be  done  with  the
   FCONTROL.ACC accessory).
8) Editing  files  is no problem whatsoever.  Editing  large  HDs
   directly  through disk sectors is not possible (only  512  BPS
   allowed),  and in general the only drive you can select at the
   "Edit disk" option is the drive that you booted from.  This is
   caused  by  the  fact that "Mutil"  checks  which  drives  are
   present  by searching for the desktop store buffer in  RAM  to
   see which icons are on the desktop.  These are on a  different
   spot on the Falcon, of course.
9) Said  not  to  decompress properly in  some  rare  cases,  but
   there's  a  fixed  version too  (also  numbered  3.5  though).
   Compression  on  a  whole  directory  sometimes  doesn't  work
A) It  is  even rumoured to trash your hard disk if used  on  the
B) You have to delete the music file, otherwise it'll bomb-crash.
C) This  certainly doesn't work with me (alas,  alas!) but  other
   lists say it does, so there might be different versions.
D) With  Backward the whole thing works...but receives  no  valid
   controller input (and therefore doesn't actually work).
E) With  Backward  the  whole  thing  works...but  the  ship   is
   invisible  most  of  the  time,  making  it  sortof  difficult
   (impossible) to play.
F) As  with all other systems (i.e.  (MEGA) ST(E),  you  have  to
   disconnect a possible cable on the parallel port.
G) Versions previous to 6.2 don't support "MultiTOS" well or  not
   at all.
H) Hiscores  and  currently accessible levels are  not  saved  to
   disk, though.
I) This is the "PVK" by GoldSoft Computing,  not the one released
   by Floppyshop!
J) Don't press the fire button or touch anything until the entire
   intro  is over and the program requests you to insert disk  B.
   This  only  works  with a patched version  you  can  get  from
   Renegade.  Simply send your original disks over to the Bitmaps
   and  tell  them  you have a Falcon and would  like  the  disks
   fixed.  They  will send you a disks of which the directory  is
   readable  (which  isn't  the  case  with  the  original).  Use
   Backward maximum compatibility.
K) Works on all regular modes (80 column) but will go wrong after
   use  if  you've  got a bigger  screen  through,  for  example,
   "BlowUp 030".
L) As  of  "Backward"  version 2.72  there  an  additional  patch
   utility  that  can alter the code of programs so they  can  be
   made to run on the Falcon with rather more success.  This will
   disable programs from running on a regular ST,  though there's
   also an "unpatch" utility supplied...

 General remarks:

O  When  a  game  runs too fast on  the  Falcon,  using  it  with
   "Backward"  and  with  processor speed turned to  8  Mhz  (and
   possibly  blitter  speed 8 Mhz too,  and/or  processor  caches
   turned off) will yield a better result.
O  When the digi sound effects are really noisy, try running with
   "Backward" sound setting to "Spec".  This helps in some  cases
   ("Llamatron") and not in others ("Impact").
O  Programs tested to run with "FBoot" will most likely also work
   with "Backward", but usually not vice versa!
O  If you know of a higher version number than that mentioned  in
   this list,  the compatibility is usually the same if the lower
   versions  already runs on the Falcon.  Later versions of  non-
   compatible  versions  may work now.  This  list  includes  the
   lowest  possible version number (as opposed to  the  "Versions
   List", elsewhere).
O  When  reference  is made to BOOT_COF.PRG this entry  is  taken
   from  another  compatibility list (of the Falcon  User  Group)
   that is going around. I don't know what program it is.


 And that, as they say, is all folks. 

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