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Picking up where life left off....

So, as I've mentioned before, I've recently come back to Atari 8 bit computing after decades away.  Currently I don't actually have any of my old hardware, other than 520ST.  I am in the progress of procuring some old hardware in the form of an 800XL and supporting hardware(possible disk drives/SIO solution/display/etc).  

 

One of the goals I have set for myself is to *finally* do some programming for the old 800XL.  I did BASIC back in the day on my old 400/800XL, when I was a kid.  Then didn't really touch computing from 90-96 or so while I was in the US Navy.  After leaving the navy I went to school and became a software engineer, which I still am today.  But I never have done any assembly programming.  

 

Until I have actual hardware to develop on, I plan on using one of the emulators I've used over the years(most likely Altirra) to write/test my code. I'm also considering using a windows editor/compiler for the actual development work, whether I have actual hardware or not. 

 

Does anyone have any thoughts on how they would proceed if they were me?

 

More later...



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I'm not a dev or anything, just a technically oriented layperson. But I can tell you that Altirra would be the emulator of choice. It's undergoing upgrades and fixes all the time and has a near-reference level of accuracy. The reference manual there is a great read. http://virtualdub.org/altirra.html

 

 

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On 6/26/2020 at 11:13 AM, Keatah said:

I'm not a dev or anything, just a technically oriented layperson. But I can tell you that Altirra would be the emulator of choice. It's undergoing upgrades and fixes all the time and has a near-reference level of accuracy. The reference manual there is a great read. http://virtualdub.org/altirra.html

 

 

Thanks very much.  I think I will be going with WUDSN which is a dev ide for assembler(atari 8 bit) that integrates and launches Altirra to test your code.  Thanks for the heads up!

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