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#1 Savetz OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jan 26, 2015 1:32 PM

I've put a bunch of new Atari-related things up at archive.org recently.  Most of this is (as far as I know) online for the first time.

 

De Re Atari - Alternate Early Version - A pre-APX version of De Re Atari, but it's a different version than the one I posted in October (De Re Atari - early version). Don't know which one came first.

 

Atari Christmas 1981 - A silly video created by Atari customer service employees around Christmas 1981. It was probably hilarious at the Christmas party. See what the Atari offices looked like, and some people who worked there. This was provided to me by Kent Smith, who worked there, and whose interview will be online at ataripodcast.com next week. 

 

Atari Assembler Editor Cartridge Manual Errata

 

Atari Computer Camps Logo - just a big ol' TIFF image of the logo.

 

Atari Computer Product Flyers - some great flyers for early 400/800-related products.

 

Atari News Bits Number 2 - 1979 (Still looking for #1)

 

Atari Pilot External Specification Revision E - I believe this is pre-release documentation for Atari Pilot

 

Atari Pascal Langauge System Manual - Manual for Atari Pascal Langauge System, released by Atari Program Exchange, catalog number APX-20102.

 

Atari Computer Game Screenshots - I simply collected these from the Atari 800 Best Game pack. Use them as your screensaver or desktop background.

 

Advanced Programming Techniques For Your Atari -  All the code from the book by Linda M. Schrieber, tested and organized and ready to use by my friend BobKat. 
 
 
Synapse Software Art, Boxes, and Advertisements - provided to me by the co-founder of Synapse. His interview will be online at ataripodcast.com in a day or two.

 

Atari Program Exchange Summer 1981 Catalog

 

Atari Program Exchange Fall 1981 Catalog

 

World Of Atari Convention Las Vegas 1998 - Program

 

Computer Palace Catalog Spring 1984 - I discussed this on episode 18 of ANTIC. I love this catalog so much.

 

I've also scanned and uploaded several more early issues of Creative Computing. 

 

Creative Computing v01n01 November/December 1974

 

Creative Computing V01N03 March/April 1975

 

Creative Computing v01n04 May/June 1975

 

Creative Computing v01n05 September/October 1975

 

Creative Computing v01n06 November/December 1975

 

Creative Computing v03n01 Jan/Feb 1977

 

Creative Computing v03n04 July/Aug 1977

 

Creative Computing v03n05 Sept/Oct 1977

 

Enjoy.

 

 



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Posted Mon Jan 26, 2015 1:45 PM

I typed all those in and posted them a couple of years ago. I also did a number of other Atari books and put the ATRs here on Atariage. Just do a search for the book title.

 

http://atariage.com/...da#entry2719500

 

Allan

 

 

I've put a bunch of new Atari-related things up at archive.org recently.  Most of this is (as far as I know) online for the first time.

 

Advanced Programming Techniques For Your Atari -  All the code from the book by Linda M. Schrieber, tested and organized and ready to use by my friend BobKat. 
 


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Posted Mon Jan 26, 2015 3:59 PM

Thanks for doing that.



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Posted Wed Jan 28, 2015 7:02 PM


Atari News Bits Number 2 - 1979 (Still looking for #1)

 

I am fairly certain I have #1, I'll try and dig it up on the weekend. 



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Posted Wed Feb 11, 2015 1:18 PM

Here's #1, thanks to Michael Current for scanning it.

 

https://archive.org/...s_Bits_Number_1



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Posted Wed Feb 11, 2015 1:42 PM

So it IS just a single sheet. I pulled mine out and was still looking becuase I thought it had torn and i'd lost a page



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Posted Wed Feb 11, 2015 5:33 PM

How were those News Bits distributed?   I never saw those back in the 80s.



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Posted Wed Feb 11, 2015 7:36 PM

I thought there was a back to the first newsletter.

 

http://www.atarimani...s_No_1_No_2.pdf

 

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Posted Wed Feb 11, 2015 11:59 PM

@Allan: interesting - Michael says his original is single-sided. Maybe there were multiple versions or printings (though both his and the one you pointed to are Rev 2)



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Posted Thu Feb 12, 2015 12:59 AM

Thanks for the work to all involved!

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Posted Thu Apr 30, 2015 4:23 PM

A generous ex-Atarian sent me amazing trove of Atari 8-bit artifacts. Some previously unknown; some ultra rare. The collection includes Atari coin-op Forth and the PILOT II (I believe this was marketed, but unreleased, as Atari Super PILOT.) Also, educational material from Atari's Club Med project and computer camps. All will be digitized and made available for you - give me time.  I did a quick pass through the collection and took quick pictures: 

 

https://www.dropbox....65foGaYa?dl=0#/



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Posted Fri May 1, 2015 7:04 AM

Wow! Great stuff.



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Posted Sat May 2, 2015 12:00 PM

@Savetz,

 

I want to thank you (I think it was you!) for scanning and posting the MACE (Michigan Atari Computer Enthuisasts) Journal issues to Archive.org.  I was a member of MACE in the '80s and wrote a few articles for the Journal, which appear in the archive.  It is great to see some stuff I created during that period still survives.

 

The MACE meetings were absolutely huge - it seemed like hundreds of people showed up.  The demos were always really interesting, but the best part was the table where the club librarian would offer floppies of PD software.



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Posted Sat May 2, 2015 2:41 PM

The Club Med Documentation is a MAJOR find. It was also written about in French magazines. This is all very exciting. Thanks Kevin!

 

atarien_0_16_17.jpg


Edited by abbotkinneydude, Sat May 2, 2015 3:34 PM.


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Posted Fri May 29, 2015 4:34 PM

Got new batches of stuff to scan — I think this first one is a major find (and a surprise)

 

Course notes from a class about the Atari PCS (that is, 400/800) taught by Chris Crawford

https://archive.org/...urseNotesImages

 

Atari internal memo about cross-compiling on the mainframe that I don't understand 

https://archive.org/...sAssemblingMemo

 

List of Atari 8-bit DemoPacs

https://archive.org/...tariDemopacList

 

6502 reference card 

https://archive.org/...ntReferenceCard

 

The internal Atari proposal for creating Atari Logo. Really interesting: one page shows the exact materials cost to create each cartridge, box, and manual.

https://archive.org/...goAProposedPlan

 

Atari Computer Camp 1983 application

https://archive.org/...Application1983

 

Atari Computer Camp Acceptance Letter and Receipt

https://archive.org/...etterAndReceipt

 

Spring 1982 Atari Camp Newsletter

https://archive.org/...v1n2_spring1983

 

More to come.

 

See everything I've uploaded to Archive.org at:

https://archive.org/details/@savetz



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Posted Sun May 31, 2015 10:45 AM

Got new batches of stuff to scan — I think this first one is a major find (and a surprise)

 

Course notes from a class about the Atari PCS (that is, 400/800) taught by Chris Crawford

https://archive.org/...urseNotesImages

Wow! Personally, I find that kind of thing to be super-interesting. Thanks!



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Posted Mon Jun 1, 2015 4:00 PM

Atari 400: 800 Proposed Game Standards Internal Memo

 

Atari 400/800 Memory Map Internal Memo



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Posted Fri Sep 25, 2015 12:17 PM

Wow, the very first version of the Atari 800 manual from 1979. Only 200 were printed.
 
Astute Atari nerds will notice many differences between what's shown in this prototype manual and the reality of production hardware/software.
 

 



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Posted Fri Sep 25, 2015 4:22 PM

Holy shit. That's an amazing artifact, on way...too many levels, to list.

 

Notice the pictures of the A8 itself, a combo of soft tooled prototypes and engineering samples.

 

-Thom



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Posted Fri Sep 25, 2015 6:52 PM

 

Wow, the very first version of the Atari 800 manual from 1979. Only 200 were printed.

 

 

The manual's layout and decor are so awesomely 70s.  They don't make them like that anymore.



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Posted Mon Oct 19, 2015 11:12 AM

Atari Pooldisk version 1.0, a CD-ROM of 8-bit software released in 1995

 

https://archive.org/...tari_POOLDISK_1

 

(This is interesting but probably doesn't unveil much — I think everything on here is also on POOKDISK TOO, which was already available disc 1 disc 2 )

 

Just for fun, I took the 167 pictures in the PICTURES directory of POOKDISK 1, converted them to PNG, and uploaded them here:

 

https://archive.org/...ri8-BitHardware

 

The pictures include some rare Atari hardware including the Atari 815 disk drive, Atari 800XE computer, Atari 1400 XL, Atari 1450XLD, Atari XL Expansion Box, and more. The resolution is pretty low, I suppose due to the nature of digital cameras in 1995.



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Posted Mon Oct 19, 2015 3:43 PM

Well,

 

the XF drive shown there has the Chinon mechanic (which will not read/write/format side B of a flippy disk, if it does not have a 2nd index hole). Maybe you notice the small differences to an XF with a Mitsumi mechanic...



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Posted Wed Feb 3, 2016 10:47 AM

Correspondense from Atari Program Exchange to programmer Richard Wiitala from 1981 through 1984. Provided courtesy of Mr. Wiitala. He was the author of the educational game Number Blast, published by APX.

 

https://archive.org/..._Correspondence



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Posted Wed Feb 3, 2016 11:25 AM

 

Wow, the very first version of the Atari 800 manual from 1979. Only 200 were printed.
 
Astute Atari nerds will notice many differences between what's shown in this prototype manual and the reality of production hardware/software.
 

 

 

 

According to that manual, some beige CX40's were made!



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Posted Tue Apr 26, 2016 12:47 PM

I just digitized this

 

Atari - Keeping In Touch: 1983 videotape touting benefits of users groups for Atari 8-bit users. So many great scenes of computer groups, stores, and users.

 

 

and at https://archive.org/...iKeepingInTouch






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