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 "Q: Why  does a drummer put his drumsticks on the  dashboard  of
his car?
  A: So he can park in the handicapped zone."

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

 For  those  of you still waiting to purchase a  Falcon,  I  have
compiled  a  list of some stuff that has been tested on  it  (not
just  by  me,  mind you).  This list is based  on  some  original
research  and the idea of Cottonwood Computers,  which is  a  USA
Atari  retailer.  I  have used only a small part of  their  list,
which  originally contained a lot of programs I guess nobody  has
ever  heard of,  and have afterwards added a lot of stuff  myself
(from other sources as well as my own experience).
 Please realize 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.
 I would like to send thanks to some of the people whose research
I have also used:  Piper,  Kai Holst, Gregg, Sean Dourgherty, Cut
Flügel,  David  Fairweather,  Silicon  Magic,  Bob  DeWitt,  John
Stansford,  Paul  Glover,  Heiko Hartmann (who runs an  extensive
compatibility  list  on internet,  including  flag  settings  for
"Backward", most excellent!) and John Eidsvoog.
 Last  but not least I'd like to mention that some of  the  stuff
I've  tested myself was tested on a 4 Mb TOS  4.04  Falcon,  with
Sinister  Developments'  FBoot  version 1.2  handy,  as  well  as
"Backward" version 2.52.
 After each section, a success ratio is given: RUNS/TOTAL.


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
Flairpaint                   Won't load
HyperDraw                    Runs
Imagecopy 2                  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
Prism Paint                  Runs in all palletted resolutions
Quantum Paint                Crashes
Spectrum 512                 Attempts to load, then crashes
Speed of Light               Runs
Tinyview                     Runs
True Paint                   Runs

 23/31 (74%)


Atari Works                  Runs (all modes, even MTOS)
Calamus SL                   Runs
Timeworks DTP                Loads, freezes when mouse is moved
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
Pagestream 2.2               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                Nope
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

 23/26 (88%)

 (All  titles are originals to the best of my  knowledge,  except
where noted)

1943                         Runs
3D Pool                      Runs, but needs 50 Hz
Action ST                    Nope
Afterburner                  Nope
Airball                      Runs with Fboot
Airbus A320 USA              Runs, but on RGB only
Aliants                      Runs
Alien Fires                  Nope
Alien Syndrome               Runs
Alternate Reality, The City  Runs
Amberstar                    Nope
Ancients Art of War i/t SkiesRuns
Annals of Rome               Runs
Another World                Runs with backward
Aquanaut                     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!)
Artificial Dreams            Runs
Attack of the Mutant Camels  Runs with Backward
Auto Duel                    Nope
AV8V Harrier Attach          Runs in ST low res mode
Backlash                     Runs with Backward
Baker Street Detective       Nope
Balance of Power             Runs
Barbarian (Psygnosis)        Nope
Barbarian (Palace)           Runs with Backward
Bard's Tale                  Runs
Batman                       Nope
Battle Chess                 Runs
Battle for the Throne        Runs
Battle Hawks 1942            Nope
BattleTech                   Runs
Battle Zone                  Runs (probably all old Atari stuff)
Better Dead than Alien       Runs
Billiards II                 Nope
Bio Challenge                Nope
Bionic Commando              Nope (said to run with backward)
Black Lamp                   Runs with Fboot 2)
Blastaball                   Nope
Blood Money                  Nope
Bloodwych                    Nope
Bloody Blade                 Nope
Blue Max                     Runs with Backward
Boing                        Nope
Borodino                     Runs, but very fast
Boulderdash                  Runs
Brataccas                    Runs with Fboot
Breach                       Conflicting reports on this one
Breach 2                     Nope
Breaknoid                    Runs
Bubble Bobble                Runs with Backward
Buggy Boy                    Runs with Fboot (maybe without) fast
Caesar                       Runs
California Games II          Runs
Campaign                     Runs
Captain Blood                Nope
Captive                      Nope
Carrier Command              Runs with Backward
Centipede                    Runs with backward
Challenge Golf               Nope
Championship Wrestling       Nope
Chaos Strikes Back           Runs with Backword, possibly without
Chariots of Fire             Nope
Chessmaster 2000             Nope
Chopper X                    Runs
Chronos                      Nope
Chuckie Egg                  Runs
Circus Attractions           Nope
Civilization                 Runs (though colours are messed up)
Cloud Kingdoms               Runs with Fboot
Colonial Conquest            Runs
Colorado                     Nope
Columns                      Runs (Falcon game, RGB only)
Conquest                     Runs (uses GEM)
Corporation                  Nope
Corruption                   Runs
Cosmic Pirate                Nope
Curse of the Azure Bonds     Runs in ST low
Crackdown                    Runs with Fboot
Crack'Ed                     Nope
Crafton & Xunk               Nope
Crash Garrett                Runs
Creatures                    Nope
Crystal Castles              Runs with backward
Cyber                        Nope
Cyberdrome                   Runs
Cybernoid                    Runs
Cybernoid II                 Nope
Dark Castle                  Runs
Dark Century                 Nope
Deathbringer                 Runs
Death Sword                  Nope
Debut                        Nope
Deep Space                   Runs with Fboot
Defender of the Crown        Nope
Deflektor                    Nope
Deja Vu                      Nope
Deja Vu II                   Runs
Delta Patrol                 Nope
Demolition Man               Runs
Demon's Winter               Runs
Desolator                    Nope
Diablo                       Runs
Disciples of Steel           Runs, with backward
Double Dragon                Nope
Drachen PD "Shanghai" clone  Runs
Dragon Breed                 Runs
Dragonflight                 Nope
Dragon's Breath              Runs
Dragons of Flame             Nope
Drakkhen                     Nope
Dr. Zock                     Runs, but too fast
Dungeon Adventure 5.2        Runs
Dungeon Master               Runs
Dynablasters                 Runs with backward
Eco                          Runs
Eliminator                   Nope
Elite                        Runs
Elite II                     Runs
E-Motion                     Nope
Empire 2.0                   Runs in ST medium and high
Empire Strikes Back          Nope
Enchanted Land               Nope
Enigma                       Nope
Epic                         Nope
Escape                       Runs
Exolon                       Runs
Extensor                     Runs, but colours are screwed
F-15 Strike Eagle            Nope
F-16 Falcon                  Nope
F-19                         Runs with Backward, but maybe not
F-29 Retaliator              Nope
Falcon                       Nope
Falcon Mission 1-3           Nope
Federation of Free Traders   Nope
Fighter Bomber               Nope
Fire Brigade                 Runs, and fast too
Fish!                        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
Fuzzball                     Nope
Galdregon's Domain           Nope
Gauntlet II                  Runs, but needs Backward or Fboot
Ghost & Goblins              Runs with Fboot
Gnome                        Nope
Gnome Ranger                 Nope
Gobliiins                    Nope
Gobliiins II                 Runs with backward
Go-Board 3.0                 Runs
Gods                         Runs with backward
Gold of the Americas         Nope
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
Gridiron                     Nope
Gunship                      Runs with backward
Hardball                     Nope
Hawkeye                      Runs with Fboot
Hero                         Nope
Heroes of the Lance          Runs
High Roller                  Nope
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
Hostage                      Nope
Hot Shot                     Nope
Hoyle's Book of Games I      Runs, but very fast
Hunter                       Runs with Fboot
I, Ball                      Runs
Immortal, The                Nope
Impact (cracked version)     Runs with backward
Imperium                     Runs with Backward
Impossible Mission           Nope
Impossible Mission Ii        Nope
Indiana Jones (Adventure)    Runs
Indiana Jones and the Last C.Nope (action game)
Infestation                  Nope
International Karate +       Nope
International Sports Chall.  Runs
Interphase                   Nope
Ishar                        Runs (Falcon game)
Ishar II                     Runs (Falcon game)
Jambala, Seven Gates of      Nope
James Pond                   Runs with Fboot, but is fast!
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)
Kamikaze Chess               Runs
Kick Off 2                   Runs with fboot, but too fast
Kid Kong                     Runs with backward
Killing Game Show            Nope
King's Quest II              Runs
Klatrix                      Nope
Knightmare                   Runs with backward
Knights of the Sky           Runs, might need fboot, very fast
Kong                         Runs with backward
Lands of Havoc               Nope
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
Leisure Suit Larry I         Runs
Leisure Suit Larry II        Runs
Leisure Suit Larry III       Runs (probably most Sierra advntrs)
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
Life and Death               Runs
Line Attack                  Runs
Little Computer People       Runs
Llamatron                    Runs with backward
Lode Runner                  Nope
Loom                         Runs
Lotus Esprit Turbo Challenge Nope
Lotus Esprit Turbo Chall.3   Runs with backward
Lure of the Temptress        Nope
M1 Tank Platoon              Nope
Mad Dog Williams             Runs
Magic Boy                    Runs with backward
Magic Pockets                Runs with backward
Maniac Mansion               Runs
Masterblazer                 Nope
McMinos                      Runs (monochrome)
Mean 18                      Nope
Megalomania                  Nope
Menace                       Nope
Metrocross                   Runs, but some gfx screwed
Midi Maze                    Runs in ST low
Midi Maze II                 Runs B)
Midwinter                    Runs with "Backward"
Midwinter II                 Nope
Mig 29 Super Fulcrum         Runs with Fboot
Millenium 2.2                Nope (maybe with backward)
Mini F1                      Runs (Falcon game)
Missile                      Nope
Missile Command              Runs
Mission Genocide             Runs, but too fast
Moon Patrol                  Runs
Moonshine Racers             Runs
Monster Business             Nope
Motorhead                    Nope
Mudpies                      Runs with backward
Myth                         Runs
Mythos                       Runs (German game)
Nebulus                      Nope
Nethack                      Runs (uses GEM)
Nigel Mansell's World Champ. Runs with fboot
Ninja Mission                Runs with backward
Nitro                        Runs with fboot or backwards
No Second Prize              Runs with fboot
Northstar                    Runs
Obliterator                  Nope
Ogre                         Nope
Oids                         Runs with backward
Oil Imperium                 Runs, but you can's save any games
Onslaught                    Nope
Oo-Topos                     Runs
Orion's Run                  Runs, but too fast
Overlord                     Runs
Oxyd                         Runs (monochrome)
Oxyd II                      Runs (monochrome)
Oxyd Magnum                  Runs (Falcon game)
P47                          Runs with fboot
Pacman (Sinister Development)Runs
Pacmania                     Runs with fboot or backward
Paladin                      Runs in ST low
Pandora                      Runs sortof, with some busted grfx
Paperboy                     Nope
Parasol Stars                Runs with fboot
Parasol Stars (cracked)      Runs
Patience (German sonderdisk) Runs
Patrizier                    Nope
Phantasie III                Runs
Pirates!                     Nope (newer version is said to work)
Plutos                       Runs in ST low res
Populous                     Nope (might run with backward)
Populous 2                   Nope (might run with backward)
Powermonger                  Nope
Prehistoric Tale, A          Nope
Premium Mah Jongg            Runs
Premium Mah Jongg II         Runs
Psion Chess                  Runs
Purple Saturn Day            Nope
Push Over                    Runs
Puzzle Pack                  Runs
Quartz                       Runs with fboot
Quest for the Timebird       Nope
Quizical                     Runs
Railroad Tycoon              Runs, but may crash after 20 minutes
Rainbow Islands              Nope
Rampage                      Runs
Ranarama                     Nope
Reach for the Skies          Nope (conflicting reports though)
Real Ghostbusters            Runs
Resolution 101               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
Robotron 2084                Runs
Robozone                     Runs with fboot
Rocket Ranger                Clashing reports on this one
Rock'n'Roll                  Nope
Rogue                        Runs, but fast
Rogue II                     Runs, but fast
R-Type                       Runs with fboot
Sapiens                      Nope (perhaps with backward)
Scrabble Deluxe              Runs, but fast
Secret of Monkey Island      Runs
Sentinel                     Nope
Shadowgate                   Nope
Shadowlands                  Nope
Shadowlord                   Runs
Shanghai                     Runs
Sherman M-4                  Nope
Ship Combat                  Runs
Shocker 2                    Runs (ST monochrome)
Shuffleboard                 Runs
Shufflepuck Café             Nope
Sim City                     Clashing reports on this one. ST low
Skulldiggery                 Nope
Skweek                       Nope
Skyfox                       Nope
Sleeping Gods Lie            Nope
Solomon's Key                Nope
Space Ace                    Nope
Space Crusade                Nope
Space Port                   Nope (copy protection)
Space Quest                  Runs
Space Quest II               Runs
Space Racer                  Nope
Spacewar 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
Spider Man (Scott Adams)     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
Steel Empire                 Runs
Stellar Crusade              Runs in ST low
STetris PD "Tetris" clone    Refuses to run in any resolution
ST Karate                    Nope
Stone Age                    Runs with fboot or even without?!
ST Pool                      Nope
Stratego                     Runs in 50 Hz
Street Fighter               Nope
Strip Poker                  Runs
Strip Poker II               Nope
Strikey                      Nope (seriously busted graphics)
ST Soccer                    Runs with fboot
Sundog                       Nope
Super Cycle                  Nope
Super Sprint                 Nope (disk protection goes wrong) C)
Switchblade                  Nope
Tanglewood                   Nope
Tass Times in Tone Town      Runs
Team Yankee                  Runs
Terrorpods                   Nope
The Black Cauldron           Runs
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
Time                         Runs
Time and Magic               Nope
Time Bandits                 Runs
Tonic Tile (cracked)         Runs, but too fast
Topas (German game)          Runs
Total Eclipse                Runs
Traders                      Runs with Backward
Trail Blazer II              Runs
Transarctica                 Runs (Falcon game)
TV Sports Football           Runs
Typhoon                      Nope
Typhoon Thompson             Nope
Ultima II                    Nope
U.N. Squadron                Runs with fboot
UMS                          Runs, but very fast
UMS II                       Runs (but no colours)
Uninvited                    Runs
Universe 2                   Nope
Universe 3                   Runs
Uridium                      Nope
Vertical Mayhem              Runs
Vindicators                  Nope
Virtual Worlds               Nope
Virus (the game)             Runs. Some with fboot, some not
Vixen                        Runs
Vroom                        Nope
Wargame Construction Set     Runs
Warhawk                      Runs (about 20% faster on VGA)
War in Middle Earth          Runs
Warlock                      Nope
Warp                         Nope
Wings                        Nope
Wings of Death               Runs w/backward, title wrong, so snd
Winnie The Pooh              Runs
Wishbringer                  Runs
Wizball                      Nope
Wonderland                   Runs (probably all Magn.Scr. stuff)
World Snooker                Nope
Xenon                        Runs with backward
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

 266/443 (60%)


Alchemy Jr.                  Runs, but not with MultiTOS
Band in a Box                Runs (needs 80 colomns, 2 colours)
Cubase Audio                 Runs
Cubase Lite                  Loads, bombs on mouse movement
Cubase 3.02                  Runs
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
Pianistics 1.20              Runs
Stereo Replay                Nope

 13/16 (81%)


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
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)

 11/16 (68%)


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

 3/5 (60%)


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

 6/9 (67%)


Acopy 1.3                    Nope (bombs when writing)
Antidote                     Runs
ARC                          Runs
Arcshell 3.1                 Runs (all modes except true colour)
Atomic Packer 3.5            Runs 9)
BakSplat                     Runs
Chamaeleon 0.19              Runs
Cliché                       Runs 5)
CodeKeys 1.3                 Runs (crash when macro in true col.)
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)
Diamond Back                 Gets conflicting reports
Disc Doctor                  Runs
Exorcist 2.0                 Nope
FastCopy Pro                 Nope (bombs when writing) 7)
Fast Filemover 1.41          Runs
Floppy Virus Killer 3.0      Runs
G+Plus 1.5                   Runs
Geneva                       Runs
Harlekin 2                   Runs
Harlekin 3                   Runs, but icons have no texts
HD Sentry                    Runs, but freezes upon exit
Hiscore Terminal Utility     Runs
HotWire 3.0                  Runs
Interface 2.21               Runs in all resolutions
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
MasterBrowse 2.0             Runs
Maxifile                     Runs, but bombs may appear at exit
McGyver (virus killer)       Nope
Memfile 3.0                  Runs
Mouseboot                    Runs
Multidesk                    Runs
Mutil                        Runs 8)
NeoDesk 3.03                 Runs, but can't delete folders
NeoDesk Control Panel        Runs, but can't change colours
NVDI 2.5                     Runs
Pack Ice                     Runs
Pa Pack 1.01                 Runs
PC Ditto 3.0                 Nope
PopIt                        Runs
Procopy 1.7                  Conflicting information
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
Sagrotan                     Runs in ST resolutions only
Selectric 1.10               Runs
Sentry Packer                Runs
Spectre 128                  Crashes
ST DCat 5                    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)
Squish II                    Runs
SysInfo                      Runs
TLC Formatter 3.02           Runs
ToXis 5.00                   Runs
Universal Item Selector III  Runs, but can't be AUTO-run 1)
Ultimate Virus Killer 6.0    Runs
Virendetektor 3.1            Runs
Virus Fixer                  Nope, can't find its resource file
VKill 3.84                   Runs
Warp 9 3.75                  Nope
Warp 9 3.8                   Runs
WhatIs 6.5                   Runs
Word Search Creator          Runs
XBoot                        Runs

 69/87 (79%)


 Total compatibility average 414/633 (65%)



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 I now have an undeletable  (?!)
   file on my C: partitions called "        .DOO".
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.

 In general:

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 not always vice versa!


 And that,  as they say,  is all folx.  There will most likely be
another few instalments of this column (i.e. updated and extended
versions  of  it)  in the next issues  of  ST  NEWS.  So  further
information  as to programs' supposed  Falcon  (in-)compatibility
are welcomed at the correspondence address. 

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