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Atari Pascal CX8109, CX8110, CX8115, CX8116

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Hello together!

There are some artifacts...

Cartridge: CXL4017 Pascal

As far as I know, this cart was announced, but never released.

Same seems true for:

CX8109 Pascal

CX8110 Pascal Database

CX8115 Pascal-Native Code

CX8116 Pascal-Linker

 

Does anyone know more? Any hint to dig further? The APX-20102 version is known and not of interest here.

Best regards and many thanks in advance

Edited by luckybuck

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Dear Allan!

 

Thank you very much! :-)

 

Yes, I think it was in the Atari FAQ. But with the CX-numbers you should find it quick.

 

Thank you for the article, will read it :-)

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I read:

 

In March, 1982, after many promises and much delay, ATARI quietly released their ATARI PASCAL Language System. However, they didn’t release it through the expected channels. PASCAL was released through the ATARI Program Exchange as unsupported software. Adding to that disappointment, it required two ATARI 810 disk drives. ATARI also said that the program “was not suited for learning PASCAL or the ATARI 800 computer.” Furthermore, the absence of a compatible assembler (one which generates relocatable code), limited debugging tools, and incomplete documentation are considered to have reduced the usefulness of ATARI’s PASCAL. Finally, only part of the PASCAL language system was released. Since then, almost nothing has been said by ATARI or anyone else about the product.

 

It's released as unsupported software through non-expected channels. So it exists somewhere in any form.

Edited by TXG/MNX

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"PASCAL was released through the ATARI Program Exchange (APX) as unsupported software."

 

The APX version we have complete with manual, but the software is only 2 disks, not 4!

 

Therefore, if a developer of Atari Pascal reads this, there might be chance...

 

Best regards

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Hello together!

There are some artifacts...

Cartridge: CXL4017 Pascal

 

Interesting. That number ended up being reused for the Demo cart.

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No, Atari Store Demo Cartridge has CXL4019!

Your right, I was looking at a bad list. What was assigned to 4019 then? I never saw PASCAL listed on any cartridge list.

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Hi Tempest!

 

As I have written: The "Atari Store Demo Cartridge"

Sorry, typo on my part. I meant "what was assigned to 4017?" Was it always PASCAL or did PASCAL take the place of something else? I ask because I don't recall seeing PASCAL on any old lists.

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Got it from here:

 

http://atariage.com/forums/topic/118475-atari-software-master-list/

 

Pascal ist missing, because it was never released.

 

But the "real" challenge is this here:

 

Complete list of the Atari Educational System Lesson Cassettes sets Atari made: 17 parts, each many cassettes!

http://www.atarimuseum.com/atarieducation/education-menu/edu-menu.htm

http://www.atarisource.com/collection.htm

 

U.S. History CX6001

U.S. Government CX6002

Supervisory Skills CX6003

World History (Western) CX6004

Basic Sociology CX6005

Counseling Procedures CX6006

(X) Principles of Accounting CX6007

(X) Physics CX6008 ; 4 Cassettes, each 2 sides

Great Classics CX6009

Business Communications CX6010

Basic Psychology CX6011

Effective Writing CX6012

Auto Mechanics CX6013

Principles of Economics CX6014

Spelling CX6015

Basic Electricity CX6016

Basic Algebra CX6017

 

The (X) ones we do have...

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I've got a few of those (complete in box):

 

U.S. History
U.S. Government
World History
Physics I
Effective Writing
Principles of Economics
Spelling
Basic Algebra

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I'm not sure how I'd go about doing that on my current setup, but I suppose I could always send it to someone to record. Preferably someone in the US (shipping these overseas would be pricey).

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That would be marvelous! :-)))

 

But we should synchronize ourself, so that the work has just to be done once.

 

These 2:

 

 

(X) Principles of Accounting CX6007

(X) Physics CX6008 ; 4 Cassettes, each 2 sides

we already have

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Cartridge (typ 400/800)

CXL4001

Educational System

CXL4002

Basic

CXL4003

Assembler Editor

CXL4004

Basketball

CXL4005

Video Easel

CXL4006

Super Breakout

CXL4007

Music Composer

CXL4008

Space Invaders

CXL4009

Computer Chess

CXL4010

3-D Tic-Tac-Toe

CXL4011

Star Riders

CXL4012

Missile Command

CXL4013

Asteroids

CXL4014

Mailing List

CXL4015

Telelink I

CXL4016

Telelink II

CXL4017

Atari 400/800 Store Demo, was first planed for Pascal...

CXL4018

Pilot

CXL4019

In-Store Demonstration Program

CXL4020

Centipede

CXL4021

Caverns of Mars

CXL4022

Pac-Man

CXL4023

Berzerk Prototype

CXL4024

Galaxian

CXL4025

Defender

CXL4026

Dig Dug

CXL4027

Qix

CXL4028 Calculator, coming soon from Abbuc, Germany

 

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Best regards

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Based on some early sales sheet we saw Super Bug was planned to be one of the first carts for the 800 but was never finished. Space Invaders eventually went into that slot. Also Video Easel was originally called Video Life.

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:-)))

 

Yes, you are right, only few people know that.

 

This is why I thought, that maybe the 2 remaining disks I search for:

 

Personal Finance Management System CX8113

Personal Finance Management System CX8114

 

were renamed to Family Finances, but Atari didn't took 2 different CX-numbers for the same software.

 

A software master list of all times would be cool, free to edit for those, who can contribute some knowledge.

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