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AtariUser was a small magazine dedicated to all the various products produced by Atari. The magazine ran from May 1991 to October 1993 (21 issues total). I believe the magazine was free (with a subscription option) with the majority of issues were given out in California. If you have looked at the BYTE scanning efforts this will run along those lines.. Roughly one magazine per week will be posted in PDF format until they are all posted. The size of the PDFs will run around 20-30meg each. The initial thread post (what you are reading now) will be updated as magazine are posted..

 

This magazine is similar in quality and size as a comic book so it is considerably more difficult to get good scans. Don't expect them to look as good as the BYTE/Analog/ANTIC/SoftSide/STart magazines :)

 

The complete list of AtariUser magazine is listed below. When a magazine is put up for download the pages/size/Date will be modified... Notice that there are two issues missing! I am really hoping that someone has these and can donate them.. I have not been able to locate them and it would be a shame not to have the complete set digitized.

 

Issue  Date    Pages  Size   Date Posted to Thread
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1      May-91  40     29     2010-12-30
2      Jun-91  40     29     2010-12-30
3      Jul-91  40     30     2010-12-31
4      Aug-91  40     30     2011-01-08
5      Sep-91  40     30     2011-01-13
6      Oct-91  40     28     2011-01-20
7      Nov-91  32     23     2011-01-26
8      Dec-91  32     25     2011-01-29
9      Jan-92  36     27     2011-01-29
10     Feb-92  32     23     2011-01-31
11     Mar-92  36     30     2011-02-20
12     Apr-92  28     22     2011-03-02
13     May-92  32     26     2011-03-10
14     Jun-92  32     26     2011-04-26
15     Jul-92  32     23     2011-03-20
16     Aug-92  28     18     2011-05-01
17     Sep-92
18     Oct-92
19     Nov-92
20     Dec-92  ***MISSING***  If you have it please get in touch!
21     Oct-93

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AtariUser 01 1991-05 Atari CBIT Coverage - 40 Pages 28,780,686 bytes

 

Issue #1 of AtariUser Magazine.. Report on what happened at CeBIT, meet the new ST Notebook and some crazy thing called the STPad... a Quick quote on the STPad from the article: "A complete ST computer without a keyboard or mouse, the STPad uses a pen and a touch-screen coupled with truly revolutionary handwriting technology..." There is a picture of it as well... Did this thing ever get released?

 

Main Story

See what Happened at CeBit!

 

News and Stuff!

High Resolution - Editor-in-Chief John Nagy welcomes you to AtariUser ... Read this!

News & Comment - CEPS bombshell. New faces. New prices. New tactics. New games.

Reviews - GrandSlam, Hard Drivin' II, HotwirelMaxifile 3.0, Mug Shot!, Blackout, The Adventures of Mad Dog Williams

 

Columns

ST - How much faster is faster? Speedin' it up

TT - Really, it's coming

MIDI - What are those holes for anyway?

BBIT - The state of things

PORTFOLIO - The practical Portfolio primer

LYNX - Why less Lynx is better & more games

SOFTWARE IDEAS - It's cooler when it's free!

 

Resource

Complete USA User Group guide

The Back Page

 

Download it here: AtariUser 01 1991-05 Atari CBIT Coverage

 

Cover

 

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Index

 

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AtariUser 02 1991-06 Word Processing - 40 Pages 28,409,524 bytes

 

Issue #2 of AtariUser Magazine from June 1991.. Comparing word processors for the Atari ST.. More interesting is the bit about the formation of IAAD (Independent Association of Atari Developers) and Atari own plans (CEPS) for third party support... some news about Canada Atari. Some interesting information from the Z*Net newswire.. A few Atari Festivals still happening :) The physical quality of this issue was especially bad. Very hard to clean up.

 

Main Story

We compare the best document processors available for the ST/TT. Complete charts!

 

News and Stuff!

High Resolution - Nathan Potechin on the future of our market

News & Comment - CEPS Details, Canadian market news

News wire - From Z*Net

Reviews - Defender II, Cleanup ST, Atari SLM605, Diamond Back II , DaataScan, Casey

 

Columns

ST - Towns' Little Guide to TOS Revisions

PORTFOLIO - The Portfolio Chronicles

MIDI - Making More of MIDI?

USER GROUPS - Rollin' your own Atari Store!

8-BIT - Diamond-GEM knock-off

SHOWTIME - Pacific Northwest AtariFest

LYNX - New Games Preview

SOFTWARE IDEAS - It's cooler when it's free!

 

Resource

Everything (Just about) Lynx

The Back Page

 

Download it here: AtariUser 02 1991-06 Word Processing

 

Cover

 

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Index

 

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AtariUser 03 1991-07 Portfolio Guide - 40 Pages 30,815,076 bytes

 

Issue #3 of AtariUser Magazine from July 1991.. A complete Portfolio Guide.. Some grumbling in the editorial about what to do about local sellers upset about the mail order houses selling cheaply.. The z*net hotwire reported on the Panther and compared in to the SNES and some more information on Atari Canada and a meeting with Bob Brodie. Quite a bit about the death of STart magazine.

 

Main Story

Portfolio Complete Software & Hardware guide--special section!

 

News and Stuff!

High Resolution - Sheldon Winick on the state of mailorder

News & Comment - STart Stops, Inside Atari, Taiwan Deals, 'Perlect' Words?

News wire - Panther, SoftSource, Contest worth $10,000

Reviews - CalAssistant, DTPaint, Z-KEYS, D.E.K.A., Informer II

 

Columns

ST - Viruses, Atari & You

TT - Newdesk: The new standard

On Line - Getting On ...

PORTFOLIO - The wonderful world of data transferring

MIDI - Your first keyboard(s)

User Groups - Shows. Getting membership

8-BIT - Connectivity with your classic Atari

Software Ideas - Cool software--almost free

LYNX - "Easter Eggs." Games within games

 

Resource

Everything (Just about) Portfolio

The Back Page

 

Download it here: AtariUser 03 1991-07 Portfolio Guide

 

Cover

 

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Index

 

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AtariUser 04 1991-08 Summer Fun - 40 Pages 29,545,174 bytes

 

Issue #4 of AtariUser Magazine from August 1991.. Well this mainly ST magazine did not have a dedicated ST article this month. Kind weird.. Nice article covering the remaining Atari publications at the time... The reviews of games (mostly ST) are interesting but other than that a pretty run-of-the mill issue.

 

Main Story

Summertime Reads - Reviews of Atari publications

 

News and Stuff!

High Resolution - Mark Krynsky on the 'Game Machine . .'

News Wire - Big Shows, Big Deals, XCONTROL Panel released

Nagy's News & Comment - Atari Party, EA OK, NewDesk, Gencon Super Game Show

Reviews - Monty Python, Azure Bonds, Blackjack, Monkey Island, Fidelity Chess, Lemmings

News Alerts

 

Columns

Lynx - Great stuff shown off at CES. New games released.

8Bit - Take a break! A few all-time great games.

Portfolio - Games on your Portfolio .. ? Ya, no kiddin'.

MIDI - Game soundtracks and how they work. 'Sounds' like fun.

 

Download it here: AtariUser 04 1991-08 Summer Fun Issuee

 

Cover

 

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Index

 

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AtariUser 05 1991-09 Storage for all Ataris - 40 Pages 29,604,676 bytes

 

Issue #5 of AtariUser Magazine from September 1991.. Still going strong and still at 40 pages and still lots of ads. Atari still trying to get dealers to sell machines after years of being screwed over.. AtariFests smaller but more of them. Secret Atari ST being developed? Lots of other news that really would only interest the true Atari fan.

 

News and Stuff!

Nagy's News & Comment - Shows & more sh.ows, Turbo020, AEGIS, Coming-up

NewsWire from Z*Net - Secret ST version, No factory .. ?, Eclipse watching

Reviews - ICD's Advantage hard drive adapters, Wrath of the Demon

Reviews - Monty Python, Azure Bonds, Blackjack, Monkey Island, Fidelity Chess, Lemmings

News Alerts

 

Columns

ST TT - Faster-Better-More. Hard drivin' it

ST TT - CD ROM for your Atari ...

Portfolio - Storage you can take with you!

Lynx - A Lynx Oasis in Arizona. A storage warehouse

MIDI - Making MIDI Even Morel ... And where to put it

8Bit - Adding big storage power to your system

Software Ideas! - Cool Stuff

 

Resources

Everything (just about) MIDI

Classifieds, Ad Index, AtariWatch

 

Download it here: AtariUser 05 1991-09 Storage for all Ataris

 

Cover

 

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Index

 

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AtariUser 06 1991-10 Atari at Work - 40 Pages 29,604,676 bytes

 

Issue #6 of AtariUser Magazine from October 1991.. Sadly this will be the last time the magazine is 40 pages.. Starting next issue the inevitable shrinking of the pages begins.

 

News and Stuff!

Readers Byte Back

Nagy's News & Comment - Atari Messe, New Products, Unix, America in Europe

NewsWire from Z*Net - Atari Explorer on track, ISO contest, Other stuff

Reviews - Sales Pro, LOW Power v2, Finance, Midwinter 2, C-Manshlp Complete, Ninja Gaiden, Abbreviator ST, Hero -Vapid's Keep.

News Alerts

 

Columns

ST TT - Desktop Publishing as a home business-A professional says Just do It...

8-Bit - Big business, little business-the professional 8 bit is alive an doing well

Portfolio - Perception, Portfolio-and much more including B.J. Gleason's great tips

Lynx 128 - New hardware-Lynx 2 hits the street-and much more

MIDI - Making MIDI mostl Growing your studio

 

Resources

Everything (Just about) Business

Classifieds, Ad Index, AtariWatch

 

Download it here: AtariUser 06 1991-10 Atari at Work

 

Cover

 

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Index

 

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AtariUser 07 1991-11 Graphics Machine - 32 Pages 23,891,358 bytes

 

Issue #7 of AtariUser Magazine from November 1991.. Now at 32 pages.

 

News and Stuff!

Staff Bytes Back - The Yin and Yang of it all

Nagy's News & Comment - Glendale Show, WAACE Show, Direct to Press

NewsWire from Z*Net - FSM GDOS Ships, Free PageStream? More ...

Reviews - Graphics Focus. Prism-Paint, Outline Art, A.P.B, Graphics Libraries, Canon BJ-10e, Seurat 2.2

News Alerts

 

Columns

8-Bit - Graphics Focus. Getting the big picture on your classic Atari

MIDI - Making MIDI cheap and easy: Setting up a simple home-studio

Portfolio - Flashdrive comes of age: Real hard-drive power for your Portfolio. Tips

Lynx - Graphics Focus. New titles from Atari and Telegames. Chicago Compterfest. Tip.

ST/TT - Graphics Focus. The future of Atari graphics

 

Resources

Classifieds, Ad Index, AtariWatch

 

Download it here: AtariUser 07 1991-11 Graphics Machine

 

Cover

 

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Index

 

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Thanks so much for these... especially the issue on the Portfolio :D

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AtariUser 08 1991-12 ST Book and Upgrades - 32 Pages 25,240,633 bytes

 

Issue #8 of AtariUser Magazine from December 1991.. No Christmas issue? Hmm! Almost 1992 and what is listed as "hot" for the 8-bit? That's right - PacMan and AtariWriter. That is the only 8-bit mention in the magazine this month besides the big 8-bit icon in the index for no apparent reason.. ST, Portfolio, and Lynx are shown a little more love.

 

Magazines from this time frame are hard to read sometimes. The writers and readers are holding out hope that Atari will come back strong and look for news to support that. I know from my privileged spot in the future that the only real direction is down. Sad.

 

News and Stuff!

Readers Byte Back - The Yin and Yang of It all

Nagy's News & Comment - Atari at COMDEX. WAACE re-cap

New & Improved - Atari Explorer on track, ISD contest, Other stuff

Reviews - Games, games, and more games ... Turbo Sub, Scrapyard Dog, Flight of the Intruder, Checkered Flag

News Alerts

 

Columns

ST TT - Multisync Myths and your Atari ST -Some of 'em work & some of 'em don't

Portfolio - Hardware and software upgrades for your Portfolio, B.J. Gleason's great tips

New! Games - Captain Midnight! Annex

 

Resources

Everything about our Ads

Classifieds, Products

 

Download it here: AtariUser 08 1991-12 ST Book and Upgrades

 

Cover

 

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Index

 

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AtariUser 09 1992-01 Year in Review - 36 Pages 27,437,564 bytes

 

Issue #9 of AtariUser Magazine from January 1992.. This month we add four pages, change the format to keep it looking fresh and an interesting year in review article. There is a lot of news in this issue on Ataris direction and on products like the STylus and the Falcon.

 

The year in review does a month-by-month goings on at Atari.. Things like the stopping of 8-bit production, development stopping on the Panther, GEnie Atari ST roundtable gets its 20,000th upload, ST-PAD canceled, CDAR505 canceled, Atari 520ST Discovery XTRA canceled (though it looks a lot like the Jaguar packaging)

 

 

News and Stuff!

High Resolution - Atari President Greg Pratt on the future of our Atari market

AtariUser NewsEdge - New this month! More in-depth news than you've ever had before!

RE:Views - Special all-Lynx review section. Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, QIX, S.TU N. Runner, Viking Child, Robotron 2084, HardDrivin',lshid.

NewsAlerts

 

Feature

1991: The Atari Year in Review

 

Columns

Lynx - Showtime Lynx. What was what at the Chicago Computerfest

Public Domain - Free games for your ST-part II

Eight Bit - Taking advantage of systems upgrades

 

Resources

Advertiser Resource

AU Classifieds

Hot Sellers

Latest Software Versions

 

Download it here: AtariUser 09 1992-01 Year in Review

 

Cover

 

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Index

 

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AtariUser 10 1992-02 Desktop Publishing - 32 Pages 23,430,278 bytes

 

Issue #10 of AtariUser Magazine from February 1992.. Well this is a moderately interesting one. They spent 10 months making a list of Atari Dealers for their list.. Not sure how accurate it could be after that long :) No Lynx or 8-bit coverage this month. The DTP articles are interesting and the news as always is the hilight... though Z*Net News only gets a little nod in this issue.

 

 

News and Stuff!

AtariUser NewsEdge

Top Stories - Pratt Leaves, Informer Staff Leves, Atari at Winter CES

 

Feature

Desktop Publishing Atari Style

Why PageStream?

The Other Guys - Desktop publishing On other Platforms

Why Calamus?

Calamus S/SL - Real Soon Now

Timeworks Desktop Publisher ST - The Once and Future Option

 

Columns

Portfolio - DTP for the Portfolio?

 

Resources

North American Dealer Directory

Special! Exclusive - Over 200 dealers

The Back Page

 

Download it here: AtariUser 10 1992-02 Desktop Publishing

 

Cover

 

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Index

 

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This will be the last one for a few weeks... I will be out of town (still with limited internet access) see you all in a few weeks :)

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This has been really great! Thanks!

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Wow - thanks!

 

I loved this when it was out. It looked like a TV guide, but it was completely free and had great content.

 

Just found the batch of originals I had the other day.

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Wow - thanks!

 

I loved this when it was out. It looked like a TV guide, but it was completely free and had great content.

 

Just found the batch of originals I had the other day.

 

 

Thanks for the comments everyone... Drac: You found some originals.. By chance have the two missing issues listed in the thread title?? :)

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AtariUser 11 1992-03 Guide to Getting Online - 36 Pages 29,945,842 bytes

 

Issue #11 of AtariUser Magazine from March 1992.. Some changes to the magazine format and in my opinion one fo the best issues. This one focused on telecommunications including all the main services and BBS's. Mostly ST based stuff with just a smidgen of 8-bit. I remember using Aladdin on GEnie back in the day so the article was very enjoyable. There is also a call out about PC-Pursuit (spelled wrong in the magazine) and compression programs that was not listed in the index for some reason.

 

The news and reviews were particularity interesting this month (many pages and the new headline formats are nice) though no mention of Z*Net this month and they generally had many smaller news update.. There is also the CES report (Atari only showed the Lynx)

 

 

News and Stuff!

High Resolution - Software Piracy & the Atari Community

AtariUser NewsEdge - Calamus SL now Available, Atari makes Big Music at Namm, Turbo 030 Screamer

RE:Views - Telecommunications Focus: Aladdin, Flash, Freeze Dried Terminal, Interlink, STalker 3

 

Feature - The Modem in the Home

Telecommunications - Part One

Atari on GEnie

Letters I Have Known

BBS'ing 101

GEnie

Delphi

BIX

CompuServe

MIDI Online

Quick Intro to Protocols

 

 

 

Departments

Lynx - Atari's cool showing at the Las Vegas CES

 

Resources

Special - BBS's Around the World!

AU Classifieds

How to Get AtariUser

AtariLand Calendar

 

Download it here: AtariUser 11 1992-03 Guide to Getting Online

 

Cover

 

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Index

 

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