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Back To The Future written on Atari 8bit!?

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#26 slx OFFLINE  



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Posted Sun Mar 3, 2019 1:16 PM

I used both AtariWriter and a pirated (no dongle required) version of PaperClip as a high school kid circa 1984-1986. I preferred the obvious power and flexibility of PaperClip but in the pre-internet days, finding a comprehensive manual for a bit of pirated warez was not terribly easy, lol. 


Yeah, I still have a binder full of photocopied manuals for various software that are clearly copies of copies of copies. In my high school days in the 1980s I was lucky to have a photocopier in my dad's office. The coin-operated photocopier the school offered would have made a copied manual more expensive than the actual software for all but very simple game instruction leaflets.

#27 MrFish OFFLINE  


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Posted Sun Mar 3, 2019 4:12 PM

That's why I use it in the U1MB/Incognito firmware. Love it.


Put it to use in the Last Word (and some kind of soft-80 equivalent) and I'll design some fonts for it.

#28 venom4728a OFFLINE  



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Posted Sun Mar 3, 2019 7:56 PM



This website claims to be the address fro Bob Gale.    It would be cool to mail him the pic and ask him if he wrote BTTF on an Atari 8bit.

#29 manterola OFFLINE  



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Posted Sun Mar 3, 2019 9:09 PM

I remember that picture from an special edition magazine released soon after BTTF part 3. I got the Spanish edition of that magazine... Around 90, 91 or 92 time frame... I remember noticing the Atari computer, at the time, but somehow I assumed was an Atari ST and Bob working on that for parts 2/3 not the original BTTF.
I don't why I got those ideas, maybe because the picture was located in a page related to parts 2/3 text.
I don't remember the name of this book/magazine but I am sure that if I look hard enough I will get some coordinates of it.
I was not that surprised at the time because I usually spotted Atari STs on TV.

Edit: found it. I had exactly same book, but like more like a magazine.

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Edited by manterola, Sun Mar 3, 2019 9:16 PM.

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