From what I can gather the cart version appeared later by Green Valley Publishing.
Though I download that from Atarimania, the copyright message on the Rom still reads 1982. The release year for the Rom seems to be either 1984 or 1986.
I'm fairly sure the original version worked on 16K Ram machines. The supposedly later cart version won't work on XL, which seems real strange if it was a 1984 or later release.
since I have only seen one cart version of FA yet, the grey one by Synapse, which is 400/800 only:
The version by Green Valley Publishing is DISK only, it originally contained a file-version of the ROM and some patch-code in Atari Basic on the disk, thus the GV disk-version had to be booted with Basic. Errrm, my disk does not contain that patch anymore, I did overwrite the original version (132 sector ROM file plus approx. 6 sectors Basic file) with a pirated single-file COM/XEX version (135 sectors). Here is the Green Valley disk: http://www.atarimani...lypse_6101.html
Some time ago Wrathchild was so nice to upload a patched ROM version of FA that also works on XL/XE machines... (burned this ROM onto a selfmade 16k cart).
Last not least, I do not have the Synape (US) or Synsoft (UK) tape/disk versions of FA in my collection, but they surely worked on 16k RAM machines...
Edited by CharlieChaplin, Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:51 AM.