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Atari800MacX now with ATASCII-Printer & Export

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Before I start with the breakthrough, I deeply want to thank 3 big users of the community: Bill Lange, Mark L. Simonson and Prof. Mark Grebe.

Today, we have a game changer for all and easy to use. It all started when Bill send me a printout with all special fonts from our beloved Atari. At this time, it was a little complicated, at least for me. Meanwhile, in over years, I even did not manage to upload this to the Wiki. Shame on me. 😞

Besides this, Mark L. Simonson developed the Atari Font for modern computers: https://atariwiki.org/wiki/Wiki.jsp?page=Atari True Type Font for PC and Mac

No general assembly of ABBUC without his font, you know, we couldn't read anything... ;-)

He further developed the font with the German special letters, too. WOW, like flashdance, what a feeling. 🙂

Combined with these both, I asked Prof. Grebe, whether they may be a chance to insert this into a printout for our beloved Mac emulator?

Guess what? He did it! Ladies and Gentlemen, we now have the chance to preserve the source codes 1:1 with all special Atari characters!!! :-)))

That is so incredible! :-))) Therefore from all five continents:

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So, how is this done?

 

First, please download the new Atari800MacX 5.2.0 Alpha 1.app:

 

Atari800MacX 5.2.0 Alpha 1.app.zip

 

It is now in Alpha 1 status, but working fine yet and doing it's job for source code preservation. Please see the results below. When the program is up, choose:

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from the control panel. Once done, load in any source code you want to print out. I have taken for example SCRAM. First, I loaded in the LOADER program from BASIC: LOAD"D:SC*.*

Then I typed in the command: LIST"P:". After a short wait, I choose the button: "Preview" form the control panel and the emulator switched to:

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Here, please press the marked button with the red arrow. You can save the result into a pdf file. 🙂

 

Doing the same again with the main program in the largest version available results in:

 

Scram 24K Source Code.pdf

 

So, you can see, time to:

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One last beg from me, please don't contact Prof. Grebe, he is working very hard on the release version. I am sure, we can find the answers here in the forum.

May you all have a great sunday and the force with you, always. 🙂

Scram 24K-Version (english) (Basic).atr

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Oh wow. This indeed AMAZING! Can't wait to test this out. 

 

Will this also work on slightly older versions of OS X (10.12)?

 

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I also wish to thank all involved users, expecially Mark for this cool piece of software!

 

👍

 

I think it´s time to reactivate my good old imac and update the atari800macX. :-)

 

Marc

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Don't forget to use the incredible work of DOSDUDE1, who brings the actual macOS to the old ones... ;-)

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Just wanted to mention that if the font is user configurable, I have produced 387 truetype fonts from original Atari fonts, including using the same unicode areas as Mark so they should be a drop in replacement for the regular font. As a bonus the international hebrew and najm fonts are mapped to (hopefully) correct unicode locations too so they can be used in regular applications too.

 

https://atari8bit.net/atari-fonts/

 

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All, the Release version of Atari800MacX should be available in a week or so.  I took Mr Robot's suggestion, and although the Alpha version didn't have it, the release version will all the user to pick an installed truetype font from the computer.  It just needs to have the Atari character set mapped to the correct unicode values as Mr. Robot's fonts do.  (Also, 5.2 is going to include Bit3 and Austin Franklin 80 column display emulation).

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What should we say Prof. Grebe? We get from one WOW to another in chain. Can't tell, how happy we are. Tank you sooooooo much. Your work and contribution is so vital. Thank you.

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