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  1. Interesting fact is that the Swifty Software version of My First Alphabet includes a 'Graphics Editor for creating, editing and viewing your own custom drawings' in My First Alphabet. http://www.atarimania.com/game-atari-400-800-xl-xe-my-first-alphabet_22419.html This program is mentioned in the manual of the Atari Program Exchange version but was not included with that one: http://www.atarimania.com/game-atari-400-800-xl-xe-my-first-alphabet_29828.html
  2. Just a bump in case anyone has come across any more Compute magazine disks.
  3. Oh great. Another Atari vs. Commodore thread. You can never have enough of those.
  4. I think I found the creator of UltraBasic and the games written in it. https://www.autoyas.com/US/Bloomsburg/143025549095759/Ultrabasic%2C-Inc. Allan
  5. I wish there was a Sys-check for the 1050 disk drive. Partially joking because I don't think that would be possible because the only I/O is the SIO port.
  6. I think the Recent Status Updates should be used to showcase stuff in the AtariAge store instead.

    1. ls650


      I generally enjoy reading the various status updates as they are now.  

    2. GoldLeader


      Personally,  I like to see what's on people's minds.  Whatever it may be.

    3. Allan


      If a person feels compelled to talk argue politics or boost about themselves, go to Twitter. I see people trying to push their crap but while trying to not cross the line.


      This is a nice place to talk about computers and video games. I hope it stays this way. I love hearing about what people are doing with their computers and game systems though. There are lots of very talented people here. It just amazes me sometimes what people can do. I wish I had half their talent.

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  7. This game? http://www.atarimania.com/game-atari-400-800-xl-xe-volleyball_26.html Your Apple Panic game looks great. Looking forward to seeing you finish it. There is lots of great programmers here.
  8. Please stop. Focus on video games and classic computers.

    1. Cebus Capucinis

      Cebus Capucinis

      Oh. That.


      I don't pay attention to that stuff, or really any news, anymore.

    2. jaybird3rd


      Agreed, we don't need commentary on current events here.  There are plenty of other places for it.

    3. GoldLeader


      Most of the comments are about video games anyway...If it's not off limits (i.e. Religion & Politics) why not let people say what they want to say?  You can ignore it if you don't like it.

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  9. I will give it a try but it will take a while since I am still working on archiving DarkLord's Current Notes magazines. I have a midimate plus a Casio CZ-1000. Hybrid Arts made both programs plus the Midimate, your are probably write.
  10. Cool. Do you think this would work with MidiMate as well?
  11. That would be a great compiler to write. Curt had posted a number of source codes for games over the years that were done on Atari's PDP computers.
  12. @Big_Mo The Computer Shopper issues came today. Non of them have your review in them. Some day we will find it and archive it. I got January, February, April and August of '88. So at least you know it was not in one of those issues.
  13. There was an Atari 8-bit 3 1/2 inch drive advertised in Antic or Analog that I ordered. It took forever and when I got it, it was missing stuff. I couldn't use it. I returned it but never got my money back. They went out of business soon after. I think there was mention of the problems people were having with the company in one of the issues. I don't remember any more than that.
  14. Ironically I just won four issues of Computer Shopper/ They are all from 1988. I will scan them soon and post them.
  15. They look good but it looks like they screwed up on the 5200 end labels.
  16. Another issue of Current Notes scanned. https://archive.org/details/current-notes-volume-13-number-6-july-august-1993 There is an article in it talking about a hobby company who ran everything on an Atari 800 (and later on STs.) They are still in business today. https://www.hobbytown.com
  17. Great video. I know DOS III is looked down upon, but since it was created by Bill Wilkinson it would be interesting to see an analysis of it and why it was bad and the possible positive aspects of it. In his Antic podcast interview, he talked about this.
  18. Here is a new issue I just posted. https://archive.org/details/current-notes-volume-13-number-6-july-august-1993 There is an interesting article on a company called Hobby Town USA who is still around. They sold Atari computers and ran their company with Atari 8-bit software and then St software. https://www.hobbytown.com
  19. Funny. Remember, he is from the U.S. Month before day.
  20. I noticed that Jerry Allen of Allen Macroware posted on Atarimania recently. http://www.atarimania.com/utility-atari-400-800-xl-xe-diskwiz-ii_19712.html
  21. Hey Mark. Welcome. Very cool story. Love it. I too also helped Kay convert Antic and other magazines to HTML before full-page scans were reasonable for download. It's how I learned HTML. Today I spend most of my Atari-time scanning books, magazines, boxes, manuals, etc. for the Atari. If you have downloaded any manual, book, etc. odds are they are one of my scans. I do this in hopes that others use them to do new things on the Atari. You don't happen to have any of the files for the art or the programs you did back in the day anymore, do you? I would love to see them on the real thing. I love to see what people are doing on their Atari 8-bit computers. Games are fun but the non-game stuff is really interesting as well. A lot of great software on the Atari never was used to it's full potential. Some of it barely got used. Programs like Virtuoso, Invision, Graphics Magician, PManimator, Movie Maker, etc. There are a lot. One of my goals is to make videos explaining how to use these programs much like Thomas C. just did with Advanced Music System. Allan
  22. I came across these on eBay recently and grabbed them. I never heard of them so I did a little Internet search. I only got a couple of hits with not much more than a mention of the group and/or newsletter. I scanned one and posted it below. I will scan the rest once I finish scanning the pile of Current Notes and Dal-Ace I have here. Anybody ever hear of these? Micro_of_Monmouth_Volume_3_Issue_4.pdf
  23. Yup. I put an asterisk next to it with a note below it.
  24. Two more: https://archive.org/details/current-notes-volume-13-number-3-april-1993 https://archive.org/details/current-notes-volume-13-number-9-november-1993
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