FLOPPYSHOP ONLINE ALPHA 2015
Myself and my girlfriend (Dawn) have spend many days in reorganizing the floppyshop
database into a online searchable one. It is a shame that such collections just
end up as collector items and just stored away and forgotten about. I feel there
are a lot of "lost" and potentially useful programs in the collection which
can still be of some use even today. The entire floppyshop gold series is now
online with a searchable database and every file is downloadable.
If searching for a particular floppy number like UTL.28 , all the numbers have
been converted into the 4 digit numbering system later used by floppyshop. Also
fullstops in disk names have been replaced by dashes. So UTL.28 becomes UTL-0028.
If you search for "UTL 28" you will get any disk which has those 2 numbers on
them AND "UTL". Searching for "UTL" in the utils section will in fact find every
disk in the list. Searching for "28" would return any disk with number 28 in
To narrow the search, you can use the + sign which will search for the exact
match. For example, "TOS" would return any disk with TOS in it, "TOS VERSION"
would return any disk with TOS and VERSION in it, but "TOS+VERSION" will list
the exact phrase only. You can of course search for names like "noisetracker"
but it may not be listed as all one word in the catalogue. So searching for
"noise tracker" would possibly work better.
Each disk is downloadable. All the floppyshop files are online, though there
have been many discrepancies in the catalogues to the disks, I have tried to
fix all this as best as possible, but it looks like the catalogue supplied on
the floppyshop gold collection might be a older version as there are a few disks
which are not listed in the catalogue. Each file needs you to solve the captcha
code before download. I know we all hate this, but with some GB's of files,
I had to do this to stop people from leaching the entire site. The ISO images
are online elsewhere anyway.
As There was a ST & Falcon catalogues, they have been merged into single sections.
So ST utilities & Falcon utilities are all now in one single utilities section.
All the Falcon disks have been renamed to FALC-xxx as there was some conflicts
with filenames in the ST catalogue. It is still clear by the FALC-xxx filenames
that they are Falcon disks as not to confuse with ST utility disks.
The programming sections have all been merged into one section. Overall there
was only a few disks in some sections and it wasn't worth having a different
file section for every language.