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Bill Lange

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About Bill Lange

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  • Birthday 02/07/1968

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    Somerset, NJ
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    Computers, programming, arcade machines, pinball, running, softball, scuba, traveling, reading ...

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  1. The computer plays a pretty good hand of Mille Borne. It's fast enough considering it is in BASIC. Thanks for sharing.
  2. I'll take a look at this tomorrow. I've always like playing Mille Borne. "coup-fourré" is used often in family discussions!
  3. A few months ago, David (BASIC Computer Games) Ahl, lent me a horde of early (late 60s, early 70s) Digital Equipment Corporation documents that I've been slowly scanning and archiving here. Ahl worked at DEC until he left to start Creative Computing magazine. For fun, I took one of the DEC BASIC documents and created an Atari Microsoft BASIC II version from it. See attached .pdf file. Disk image is on github. Steve Boswell did the cover art. BASIC Application Programs - Mathematics I - 0.211.118.0.pdf
  4. For now, you can try here: http://web.archive.org/web/20210716104002/http://www.atarimuseum.com/
  5. A month or so ago, David Ahl, publisher of Creative Computing magazine, sent me a package with twenty four floppy disks and four cassette tapes containing early Creative Computing Software software including some Thorn EMI stuff. I Kryofluxed the 24 disks and put them on archive.org. https://archive.org/download/creative-computing-software-disk-jacket/20210625-CreativeComputingSoftware-ThornEMI/ The disks mostly contain backups and tape/cassette generators for Pool, Snooker, Billiards, Darts, Tilt, etc. The scans of the physical disks have some basic instructions on them. I haven't dug too deeply into these. Maybe the source code can be extracted. Have fun. Regards, Bill
  6. @evilmoo Do you have a good understanding of the codes that the GCP client and server are sending back and forth? gcp_server_0001.mp4
  7. Oh no. I was just checking the company's contact info and it appears that they have recently closed. 😞 http://www.tannerelectronics.com/
  8. There is a company in the Dallas area that sells never used new-in-the-box IBM PCjr floppy drives that work perfectly with the ATR8000.
  9. I have a working 16K ATR8000 that I upgraded to 64K so I could run CP/M. I also have a currently non-working 64k ATR8000. I believe that onboard power supply isn't working and I haven't gotten around to repairing it. I'd like to replace the on-board power supply circuit with a modern external power supply. I'd be interesting in putting a new ATR8000 kit together, particularly, if it includes the MSDOS/CO-Power 88 daughter board.
  10. I have some software and the ability to make copies.
  11. I attended the late session of Curt's visitation tonight. He looked peaceful. There was a large arrangement of red and white flowers in the design of the Atari Logo next to him. I read the card and if I remember correctly, it was from the folks at the Video Gamer Hall Of Fame, but I could be wrong. I sat down and talked with Curt's father-in-law for awhile as well. I also briefly talked with Curt's wife and let her know about the outpouring of condolences here in AA as well as on Twitter. Bill
  12. Here is his obit: https://ruggieroandsonsfh.com/tribute/details/2607/Curtis-T-Vendel/obituary.html#tribute-start
  13. Here is a video of Curt's Atari exhibit at VCF East last year (2019). He also lent members of the Atari exhibition team some really rare unicorns to include in our displays as well.
  14. Jason Scott is reporting on Twitter that Curt Vendel passed away. 😞 He was always generous with me, lending me equipment, or taking photos when I asked. I was also able to help him out with some of his projects by 3D printing stuff for him. He was a huge part of the success of the massive Atari exhibit at VCF East 2019. Thanks for everything Curt.
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