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mrpijey
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Help with software identification

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I'll make this thread available to anyone that needs help with identifying software based on the media scan. Only thing I request is that you provide a proper scan of the media (CD, DVD, floppy, tape) and as much info as you can about it, and what you've done trying to identify it.

Let me start with one to set an example.

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Title: FAScinator

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Unknown copyright, unknown manufacturer, unknown target platform, unknown floppy format.
Tried to read it in a PC without success, tried to dump it with KryoFlux using fixed format profiles without any success. Dumped it successfully into the stream format and I've asked SPS for help, but unknown atm if they can help.
Google searches didn't come up with any usable results, neither did a google search on the left-bottom numbers on the label.

Does anyone recognize this piece of software?
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The manufacturer is Ultima Electronics. They made drivers for several Artec products, including their mice and scanners.
The platform is most likely Windows, my guess would be between 3.11 and 98.

FAScinator seems to be a complete graphic suite that came with several of their products. My bet is this floppy includes that (or a Special Edition of it) and the driver for the mouse it came with.

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Thanks for the info! However it's not Windows, the disk had an unrecognizable file system... wouldn't open on either the PC or Mac, and my Kryoflux couldn't identify the file system either, however the floppy was undamaged and the entire disk was readable. I will however submit the info to Kryo so they can identify it.
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Re: Help with software identification

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The Trademark copyright is canceled since 2006...

http://www.trademarkia.com/fascinator-74277967.html

Was indeed by "Ultima Electronics Corp". Headquarter in Taiwan. Founded 1983. Stock symbol was UTMEF. Mostly known for the ARTEC brand scanners. Official website was http://www.artecusa.com/ , www.arteceuro.com and http://www.artectv.com , taiwanese URL was http://www.ultima.com.tw/ . All pages are kinda down and can only be shown in archive.org.


Since it's not a PC file-system my first raw guess is "Commodore C-64?" AT least the 5.25 inch floppy makes that my first guess.

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