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 8.11) What programs support more than 64K RAM?

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This section by Andreas Koch.

        (This is version 3.5 from January 2005 by A.M.)
Alternate Reality: The City added 2005.08.01

The following Atari 8Bit programs support more than 64k RAM, but still
work alright (with multiple loads / disk-swaps) on standard 64k machines:   

a) "TOOLS" that support more than 64k RAM:

A-Base                   (???, 64k Ramdisk, block E), 
Alphasys-Sample Software (Mirage/ANG, 64k XRAM, block E), 
A-Text                   (???, 64k Ramdisk, block E), 
Atari Writer 80          (Atari, 64k Ramdisk, block E), 
Atari Writer Plus        (Atari, 64k Ramdisk, block E), 
Basic XE                 (OSS/ICD/FTE, 64k XRAM, block E), 
Bewe-DOS 1.x             (Bewesoft, up to 1024k RD, all banks), 
Bibo-DOS 5.x             (Compy-Shop, up to 256k RD, E/AE/26AE/8ACE), 
Bibo-DOS 6.x             (Compy-Shop, up to 256k RD, E/AE/26AE/8ACE), 
Datei 4.x                (N. Schlia, up to 256k XRAM, E/AE/26AE), 
Desktop Atari            (HBSF, 64k Ramdisk, block E), 
Diskworker               (Petsoft, 64k Ramdisk, block E), 
Diskcommunicator 3.x     (Robert "Bob" Puff, if there is more than 64k 
RAM, answer the startup question with "Y" to use it as XRAM or with "N" 
to use it as Ramdisk; up to 256k XRAM: E/AE/ACE/8ACE; RD = DOS depend.), 
DOS 2.5                  (Atari, original driver = 64k RD, block E; other 
                          drivers: up to 2x 128k Ramdisks, E/AE/8ACE), 
DOS II+D Version 6.x     (S. D., up to 2x 128k RDs, E/AE/ACE/8ACE/26AE), 
DOS XE 1.x               (Atari, 64k Ramdisk, block E), 
Extended Atari Basic     (???, 64k XRAM, block E), 
Extended Turbo Basic     (???, 64k XRAM, block E), 
Fampy 2.3                (Wolfgang Freitag, up to 128k XRAM, E/AE), 
Fampy 6.1                (Wolfgang Freitag, up to 128k XRAM, E/AE), 
Howfen DOS 3.x           (???, up to 128k XRAM, E/AE), 
Howfen DOS 4.x           (???, up to 128k XRAM, E/AE), 
Howfen Tape to Disk      (???, up to 128k XRAM, E/AE), 
Inertia 2.x              (MadTeam, up to 256k XRAM, E/AE/8ACE), 
Midi Mate II             (Hybrid Arts, 64k XRAM, block E), 
Midi Pattern Editor      (Raster, 64k XRAM, block E), 
Midi Player              (I. Kuczek, 64k XRAM, block E), 
Midi Recorder            (I. Kuczek, 64k XRAM, block E), 
Midi Sequencer           (M. Sygit, 64k XRAM, block E), 
MSC-IDE-Software         (M. Belitz + S. Birrmanns, 64k XRAM, block E), 
My-DOS 3.x               (Wordmark, up to ???k Ramdisk), 
My-DOS 4.x               (Wordmark, up to 1024k Ramdisk, all banks), 
Paperclip II             (Batteries Included, 64k XRAM, block E), 
Super DOS 2.x            (P. Nichols, up to 2x 128k RDs, E/AE/ACE/8ACE), 
Super DOS 5.x            (P. Nichols, up to 256k RD, E/AE/ACE/8ACE/26AE),   
The [Sparta DOS] Browser (Tom Hunt, up to 1024k Ramdisk, RD-driver dep.), 
The Sound Utility        (Tom Hunt, up to 1024k XRAM?, bug-free only under
Sparta/Bewe-DOS, one can choose between 64k/128k/256k/576k/1088k RAM, alas
all setups with more than 64k RAM produced some strange sound noises on
my 576k XL when playing waves or samples...), 
Theta Music Composer 2.x (Jaskier, 64k XRAM, block E), 
Turbo DOS 1.x            (Reitershan, up to 256k RD, E/AE/ACE/8ACE/26AE), 
Turbo-DOS 2.x            (Reitershan, up to 256k RD, E/AE/ACE/8ACE/26AE), 
Top-DOS 1.x              (R.K. Bennett, 64k Ramdisk, block E), 
Top DOS Plus             (R.K. Bennett, up to ???k Ramdisk), 
Top DOS Prof.            (R.K. Bennett, up to ???k Ramdisk), 
Typesetter               (XLent, 64k XRAM, block E), 
X-DOS 2.x                (S. D., up to 256k RD, E/AE/ACE/8ACE/26AE),   
X-RAM 0.21               (Satantronic, tests up to 4 MB!, all banks!)
and most Text-Editors (e.g. Speedscript, Antic Writer, T-Edit, Page 6
Writer, Compy-Shop Editor, 
Textpro, etc.) as long as they are running under a DOS 2.x (meaning a DOS 2 
derivative) or Sparta / Bewe DOS and the appropriate Ramdisk driver...;

b) "Games" that support more than 64k RAM:

Adalmar                  (Falk Buettner, 64k Ramdisk, block E),
Alternate Reality: The City 
Alternate Reality: The Dungeon (Philipp Price, 64k XRAM, block E), 
Bop N&#146Wrestle            (Mindscape, 64k XRAM, block E), 
The Brundles             (KE-Soft, up to 256k XRAM, E/AE/26AE), 
Human Torch & the Thing  (Questprobe, 64k XRAM, block E), 
Megablast 1              (Thorsten Karwoth, 64k XRAM, block E), 
Mental Age               (???, 64k XRAM, block E), 
[The Amazing] Spiderman  (Questprobe, 64k XRAM, block E);

c) "Demos" that support more than 64k RAM:

ABBUC Magazine Intro 52  (Heaven, 64k XRAM, block E), 
ABBUC Magazine Intro 55  (Heaven, 64k XRAM, block E), 
Anime 4ever              (Sente Software Group, 256k XRAM, 8ACE), 
Grafik + Sound Demo      (Peter Sabath, 64k XRAM, block E), 
I. K. Plus Demo          (???, 64k XRAM, block E), 
Sweet Fantasy            (Tight, 64k XRAM, block  E), 
The Top 3 Demo           (WFMH, "Veronika Part", 64k XRAM, block E);


Thanks and credits for this subject go to: Bernhard Pahl, Russ Gilbert, 
Ron Hamilton and Mathy van Nisselroy for sharing some information with me.
- Andreas Koch

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