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Does anyone have any thoughts of where I might find some of the old ATASCII bbs screens that were used back in the day?

 

I'm putting up a CARINA telnet board to support 8 Bit Underground and would like to use some existing art rather than creating my own.. I remember some excellent stuff - but like the other stuff I've been searching for I have had a hard time finding anything on the internet.

 

Also - and I havent searched for this yet, so dont flame me if the answer is easy - but is there a way to create ATASCII screens on the PC? I guess something like ATASCII Animator (which is what i used back in the day) for the PC?

 

Thanks all for responses..

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This doesn't help you directly, but here are some intro screens I did for my Carina II BBS "back in the day":

 

http://www.atariage.com/forums/topic/82649-phantasmal-alchemy-bbs-atascii-intro-screens/

 

These are actually scans from printouts that I still have. Sadly that is ALL I have left from the BBS and I need to convert these to actual ATASCII files someday (which should be pretty easy). Ha, looks like I said the same thing in my post from four years ago. :ponder:

 

An ATASCII editor for the PC would make that much easier--I do not know if one exists.

 

Have fun!

 

..Al

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Albert - exactly what I'm looking for if they were downloads rather than scans - and very nice artwork for sure!

 

thanks!

 

This doesn't help you directly, but here are some intro screens I did for my Carina II BBS "back in the day":

 

http://www.atariage.com/forums/topic/82649-phantasmal-alchemy-bbs-atascii-intro-screens/

 

These are actually scans from printouts that I still have. Sadly that is ALL I have left from the BBS and I need to convert these to actual ATASCII files someday (which should be pretty easy). Ha, looks like I said the same thing in my post from four years ago. :ponder:

 

An ATASCII editor for the PC would make that much easier--I do not know if one exists.

 

Have fun!

 

..Al

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This doesn't help you directly, but here are some intro screens I did for my Carina II BBS "back in the day":

 

http://www.atariage.com/forums/topic/82649-phantasmal-alchemy-bbs-atascii-intro-screens/

 

These are actually scans from printouts that I still have. Sadly that is ALL I have left from the BBS and I need to convert these to actual ATASCII files someday (which should be pretty easy). Ha, looks like I said the same thing in my post from four years ago. :ponder:

 

An ATASCII editor for the PC would make that much easier--I do not know if one exists.

 

Have fun!

 

..Al

 

Sweet - 40megs online! I'm almost finished downloading everything on your site with my 300bps connection...

 

:)

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Sweet - 40megs online! I'm almost finished downloading everything on your site with my 300bps connection...

 

:)

LOL, yeah, 40MB was almost infinite storage for the Atari 8-bit computers back then! :D

 

..Al

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Sweet - 40megs online! I'm almost finished downloading everything on your site with my 300bps connection...

 

:)

LOL, yeah, 40MB was almost infinite storage for the Atari 8-bit computers back then! :D

 

..Al

 

40MB! And I thought I was the man back then running 4 Indus GT drives on my BBS!

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Back when the BF A8 ran on dialup lines using BBS:Express 850 (1986 or so), the max I ever had was 10mb.

 

The current BF running on PRO has 128mb (8 - 16mb ATRS).

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I realize this is an old thread, but my desire to archive some of the atascii art back in the day still exists..

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On a 90k SS/SD disk somewhere in my basement is the logon screen from "The Pig and Whistle BBS" in Montreal from the late 80s; if I can dig it out, I'll upload it.

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On a 90k SS/SD disk somewhere in my basement is the logon screen from "The Pig and Whistle BBS" in Montreal from the late 80s; if I can dig it out, I'll upload it.

 

 

The Pig and Whistle BBS... man, names like that strangely take me back. :)

 

For ATASCII screens, drop Cybernoid a line. He had one for his Carina BBS he put up for a while.

 

 

 

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On a 90k SS/SD disk somewhere in my basement is the logon screen from "The Pig and Whistle BBS" in Montreal from the late 80s; if I can dig it out, I'll upload it.

 

 

The Pig and Whistle BBS... man, names like that strangely take me back. :)

 

For ATASCII screens, drop Cybernoid a line. He had one for his Carina BBS he put up for a while.

 

 

I need to go through my old floppies - I should have a few in there somewhere.

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i would say there is no accounting for taste, but my mother is blind, so that would explain it ;'D

 

sloopy.

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If you log in to my BBS in ATASCII mode, I have a main welcome screen in animated ATASCII that was done by Mike Stortz (author of ROTO).

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Wanted to resurrect this thread because I've posted some ATASCII animations on my blog.

 

In 1985, ANTIC Magazine published Mat*Rat's "Atari 'Toons" program, then asked readers to enter an animation contest. The winner would receive a 1200 baud modem. The video captures I made show the winning animations from ANTIC's contest, as well as two example animations created by Mat*Rat himself.

 

helptoon.png

 

The Atari 'Toons program allowed users to customize the ATASCII character set. The image above uses such a modified character set.

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Kirkman, there seems to be something up with the RSS feed of your blog, I can't get Feedly to seen any new post since Nov.

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Weird. I don't use feedly, so I'll have to investigate. Have you tried re-subscribing?

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Gozar, seems some of my Textile coding in an entry from last fall was breaking the feed.

 

I use the NewsBlur newsreader, which I guess is more forgiving of broken feeds, and everything looked normal there.

 

Thanks for the heads up. I fixed the feed and it now validates.

 

I don't know how long it will take for Feedly to update, though. :(

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Well,

 

attached you will find some ATASCII animations and movies, as well as some programs to generate them. Think at one time I also extracted a few ATASCII intro-screens from demos and (cracked) games, alas here are only two of them (have to look for the others)... even some tool-programs like Masher-XL, Masher-XE, Disk-Communicator and others did contain ATASCII-intro screens.

 

 

And err, a search result at Fandal gives you this:

http://a8.fandal.cz/search.php?search=ASCII&butt_details_x=

 

Greetings, Andreas Koch.

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