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#26 Allan OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Apr 26, 2016 6:11 PM

This is awesome!! This video was produced by Atari and mentioned here in this document.

 

http://www.atarimani...roup_Packet.pdf

 

Now we just need to find a copy of the Promotional Easel and the 1200XL Support Materials and then everything mentioned in the Atari User Group Packet will be archived.

 

I love the part of the video that shows all the APX titles on the shelf. Drool.....   :)

 

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Posted Wed Aug 31, 2016 11:12 PM

MPP Microfiler - Atari - Source Code

Colleen Floating Point Routines

Colleen Calculator - Atari 8-bit - source code 

Atari Star Raiders draft manual

Atari Music Composer draft manual

Atari MEDIT draft manual

Overview Of Atari DOS Version 2.4+

Atari DOS Summary

Atari DOS Manual Outline and Draft



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Posted Thu Sep 1, 2016 8:40 PM

Atari Touch The Future Brochure — Atari 800 catalog <-- a beautiful 1979 brochure that I hadn't seen before

Atari BASIC BNF - Backus–Naur Form

Atari BASIC Known Problems Memo

Atari Calculator Cartridge Specification

Fig-FORTH Glossary

FORTH Assembler For 6502 Microprocessor

Atari Diagnostic Cartridge Evaluation Memo 

Atari WSFN Manual Draft 

Atari WSFN - An Introduction - draft 

Atari PILOT Internal Specification — this had already been scanned, here's another copy marked up for edits by the author, Harry Stewart

Atari Pilot External Specification — this had already been scanned, here's another copy marked up for edits by the author, Harry Stewart



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Posted Thu Sep 1, 2016 11:38 PM

Hah, wow. Carol Shaw did a BNF for Atari Basic..that's cool :)

 

The Fig-Forth glossary I recognize, I have a copy of that as well, that's straight from BIll Ragsdale's notes.

 

-Thom



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Atari Touch The Future Brochure — Atari 800 catalog <-- a beautiful 1979 brochure that I hadn't seen before

 

Anybody spot the unreleased baseball game on the third page?

 

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http://www.atarimania.com



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Posted Fri Sep 2, 2016 3:18 PM

All of these seem to be photographed from a lightbox.

 

The baseball game literally looks like a screen drawn entirely with ATASCII characters, which makes me _really_ suspect...This is a machine where using the sprites, or even the multicolor tile modes are actually easier than trying to draw everything using the OS routines...

 

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(edited because I went back and zoomed in)


Edited by tschak909, Fri Sep 2, 2016 3:21 PM.


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Posted Sat Sep 3, 2016 2:57 AM

My first thought was that it was a screen mock up unlike the others and maybe used to fill a space, could even have been a paint program showing its use?



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Posted Thu Sep 22, 2016 12:42 PM

The source code for the educational game Character Fun, published by Atari Program Exchange in 1983. Scans provided by the author, Bruce Campbell, and released with permission.

 

https://archive.org/...erFunSourceCode

 

The program is in Atari BASIC, but it was released as an assembly language program - he used some sort of p-code system to massage it the release version into assembly language. 

 

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Posted Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:31 AM

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Posted Wed Oct 26, 2016 1:04 PM

I picked up a bunch of user group disks — mostly from SPACE (Seattle Puget Sound) at Portland Retro Gaming Expo. The majority of the disks that I acquired are already archived (I found them on POOLDISK.) I archived the ones that I wasn't sure were already achieved. 

 

They are in the attached ZIP file. I thought the Portland Atari Club Story disks were particularly cute, and hadn't seen them before.

 

Attached File  SPACE disks.zip   978.94KB   60 downloads

 

BRACE 22 - Graphics Demos.atr

BRACE 23 - Graphics Demos.atr
C-SQD 1 - 3-D CAD.atr
C-SQD 2 - CAD Facility side A.atr
C-SQD 2 - CAD Facility side B.atr
JACS PSG1 Print Shop Graphics.atr
JACS PSG2 Print Shop Graphics.atr
Portland Atari Club Story 1 The Noisy Giant.atr
Portland Atari Club Story 2 Caveman Joe.atr
SPACE 3-D CAD & XY Plot side A.atr
SPACE 3-D CAD & XY Plot side B.atr
SPACE 42 - Print Shop Graphics.atr
SPACE 43 - Print Shop Graphics.atr
SPACE 54 - Turbo BASIC side A.atr
SPACE 54 - Turbo BASIC side B.atr
SPACE 57 - Drill Instructor.atr
SPACE 58 - Education.atr
SPACE 61 - Print Shop Graphics.atr
SPACE 62 - Print Shop Graphics.atr
SPACE 63 - Print Shop Utilities.atr
SPACE 70 - Print Shop Graphics.atr
SPACE 71 - Print Shop Graphics.atr
SPACE 72 - Printer Utilities - Dot-Magic.atr
SPACE 73 - Printer Utilities - Screendump II.atr
SPACE 78 - Daisy-Dot II side A.atr
SPACE 78 - Daisy-Dot II side B.atr
SPACE 86A - Machine Language games - Gabi.atr
SPACE 86B - Machine Language games - Kvadryk.atr

 

Kevin

 


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Posted Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:47 AM

I received a bunch of new scans from Harry Stewart:

 

LNBUG 2 Manual: https://archive.org/details/LNBUG2

LNBUG 6.0 Manual: https://archive.org/details/LNBUG6.0

   This was apparently a debug package for the then-prototype Colleen computer, developed by Larry Nicholson at Cyan Engineering. I couldn't find anything about it. I wonder if a copy still exists.

 

Atari Cambridge Research Language Design meeting agenda: https://archive.org/...chMeetingAgenda

   Harry said: "Here is the agenda for a 1982 meeting in Cambridge, MA.  We flew out there in the corporate jet (Gulfstream?) – nice."

 

Atari PILOT Eliza 2 by Carol Shaw: https://archive.org/...AtariPILOTEliza

   "Here is a two-part scan of a version of Joseph Weizenbaum’s Eliza program that was written in Atari PILOT by Carol Shaw (date unknown)."



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Posted Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:34 PM

Cool, a new game by Carol Shaw.



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Posted Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:27 PM

From Harry Stewart:
 
"Here is a scan of a document describing a Disk File Management system for Atari.  Unfortunately there is no date, and I don’t remember if this documents a released product or not.  Let me know if you are able to determine its relevance."
 

 



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Posted Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:47 PM

Now these are the things discovered and works of friends that make the Atari community the joy and wondrous thing that it is. Thank you for your tireless (or should I say endless patience) in putting this all together. Kevin and Brewster you are the bright stars in a dimly lit universe for without these efforts so much would be lost

 

Now if you could just tell me where the Flux capacitor went..... :) _The Doc__



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Posted Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:13 PM

 

From Harry Stewart:
 
"Here is a scan of a document describing a Disk File Management system for Atari.  Unfortunately there is no date, and I don’t remember if this documents a released product or not.  Let me know if you are able to determine its relevance."
 

 

 

 

Looks to me like the "DOS 3" project also mentioned by Brian Johnston.  (Which I still suspect was a whole different project from the released DOS 3.)  

 

 

I would guess 1981.



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Posted Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:07 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.
 

 

 

 

Man-o-man THANK YOU for uploading that !!!! I only had a look at this two days ago.....everyone who only slightly likes Atari's artwork should look at every page of this manual !!!

What an orgy of late 70's hand drawn typical Atari-style artwork..... L-O-V-E I-T !!!!

Look what a warmth those people who are using the system are radiating....even the "business" guys....also love that "unpacking" drawing. ....... and what about a special drawing to illustrate that (cursed) switch box ? 

Man those were different times....sigh.....

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Posted Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:24 PM

 

From Harry Stewart:
 
"Here is a scan of a document describing a Disk File Management system for Atari.  Unfortunately there is no date, and I don’t remember if this documents a released product or not.  Let me know if you are able to determine its relevance."
 

 

 

August 1978 Atari Consumer divisions George Simcock hired consultant Harry B. Stewart to oversee and document "Colleen" systems software development problem here is that could be any number of file manager iterations but it would be well before the 1050. The Atari was attached to an 8 inch drive at one time and had several different DOS and FMS's, a brief flirtation with a weird drive from CYAN (Grass Valley) until the 810 arrived so that leaves the time frame for the document to be very short... So perhaps DOS DOS 1. or DOS 2. related can't be much else and that only leaves a couple of years.

The cover still shows Stewart with his NEOTERIC label though he still considered himself a consultant but was more so a contractor. Best guess this is earlier than later.. the 1982 date on archive.org seems very late for the document indeed.


Edited by _The Doctor__, Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:42 PM.


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Posted Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:33 PM

some of the ocr seems to have failed on a number of documents... :(

 

If someone reads it closely enough they'll match up with whatever file system I'm sure...

 

last he did was what mid 83? Five years of fun!


Edited by _The Doctor__, Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:33 PM.


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Posted Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:44 PM

More scans, from material loaned to me by JR Hall of Eastern House Software —

 

These are Atari-related:

Atari Monkey Wrench manual

Monkey Wrench II manual

EHS KISS Manual

EHS MAE Software Development Specifications

Eastern House Software flyer

Eastern House Software catalogs

 

These are for Commodore PET, 64, Apple II and SYM computers.

PET Disk Macro Assembler/Text Editor (MAE) manual 

6502 Macro Assembler And Text Editor For PET, APPLE, SYM - manual

Graphics Drawing Compiler For PET And SYM - Manual

TelStar 64 - Manual 

PET Rabbit - manual

STCP Manual - Standard Terminal Communications Package for Commodore PET

EHS Disk Macro Assembler/Text Editor (MAE) - Manual

TelStar 64 Manual

Eastern House Software EHS Gazette 1981-03



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Posted Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:16 PM

 

Looks to me like the "DOS 3" project also mentioned by Brian Johnston.  (Which I still suspect was a whole different project from the released DOS 3.)  

 

 

I would guess 1981.

 

Also: https://archive.org/... major projects 



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Posted Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:41 PM

that would fit.

nice doodle with Jeanine written in it, and the arrows here and there. 3447 upper right corner



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Posted Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:58 PM

The last things I got from JR Hall's files are interesting!

 

Candy/Colleen I/O Subsystem. Circa 1978-1979. https://archive.org/...leenIOSubsystem

 

Atari 400/800 Serial Input/Output Port Users Handbook. Dated 1979-07-02. https://archive.org/...rtUsersHandbook

 

Based on somewhat similar text, I believe these are predecessors, early versions, or drafts of what would become sections of the Atari 400/800 Operating System Users Manual. But at this point they are stand-alone guides that aren't as polished. 



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Posted Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:01 PM

More scans, from material loaned to me by JR Hall of Eastern House Software —

 

These are Atari-related:

Atari Monkey Wrench manual

Monkey Wrench II manual

EHS KISS Manual

EHS MAE Software Development Specifications

Eastern House Software flyer

Eastern House Software catalogs

 

Any line on getting copies of the software to go with these (particularly, KISS and MAE)?



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Posted Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:11 PM

 

Any line on getting copies of the software to go with these (particularly, KISS and MAE)?

 

 

They don't seem to have them any longer.

 

Kevin



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Posted Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:14 PM

They don't seem to have them any longer.

 

Awe, man... that's tragic... :_( :skull:

 

Thanks for the docs and interview (haven't listened to it yet, though).






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