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In this episode of ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Computer Podcast: Kevin regales us with his exploits in the 10-Line BASIC Contest, we discuss the renewed efforts to show off Midi-Maze on the Atari 8-bits, and the entire staff prepares to be involved in several great shows this year ...
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What We’ve Been Up To
- Renderific is an SVG renderer for Atari 8-bit computers, written in Turbo-BASIC XL. It tries to parse SVG Tiny files and draw them on screen and/or on an Atari 1020 plotter. - http://github.com/savetz/Renderific. It was featured on Hackaday - https://hackaday.com/2019/03/08/svg-rendering-comes-to-8-bit-atari-computers/
- Xformer 10 emulator running on MacOS under PlayonMac. Video showing how: https://youtu.be/uoJOfhaGX4g , AtariAge forum discussion: http://atariage.com/forums/topic/289510-xformer-emulator-running-on-macos/
- “Endless Loop: The History of the BASIC Programming Language” - https://amzn.to/2HMb0zn
- “Gaming the Iron Curtain: How Teenagers and Amateurs in Communist Czechoslovakia Claimed the Medium of Computer Games” - https://amzn.to/2UCCU6N
- MultiJoy8 - Steve Boswell (Mr Robot, @A8bit on twitter). List of Multijoy games: http://a8.fandal.cz/search.php?search=multijoy&butt_details_x=x
- Atari 800 5-pin DIN to S-video cable - https://lotharek.pl/productdetail.php?id=198 , https://www.8bitclassics.com/shop/av-cables/atari-xlxe-5-pin-din-to-s-video-composite-av-cable/
- Dropcheck is taking pre-orders on Midi-Maze XE Super Cart 128K PCB - https://www.bitsofthepast.com/?p=1591
- Dragon Ethernet Cartridge - http://atariage.com/forums/topic/287229-new-dragon-ethernet-cartridge-interest-check/. There's a talk on atari.area forum http://www.atari.org...=246635#p246635 about producing new Dragon Ethernet cartridge http://www.atari8ethernet.com. Duddie from http://retronics.eu/ said, that he can start making them after he get customers for 50 cartridges.
- Manual for Edit 6502 from LJK Enterprises. ROM-based assembler, disassembler, editor. - https://atariwiki.org/wiki/Wiki.jsp?page=Edit%206502
- ABBUC Issue #136 is out - Atari Bit Byter User Club. It's always a joy to receive new issues of magazine of ABBUC, the German club with 460 members.
- BASIC 10-line contest - http://atariage.com/forums/topic/287756-2019-basic-ten-liners-contest
- New SRAM module from Lotharek - https://lotharek.pl/...tail.php?id=232
- Type-In Task Force http://ataribasiclistings.mygamesonline.org/. All users, who are listening to your podcast, are invited to help with the missing programs in red. Mr.Bacardi@freenet.de
- New Atari book - “We Love Atari” by Karl Morris, Volume 1, 1972-1983 - www.zafinnbooks.com
- Vintage Atari becomes modern USB keyboard - https://hackaday.com/2019/03/17/vintage-atari-becomes-modern-keyboard/ , https://camper-assistant.com/atrkb.html
Upcoming Shows with Atari Computers
- The Great Oz Retro-Fest, (GORF) April 24-28, 2019 - Melbourne, Australia. GORF is a multi-day event celebrating the personal computing platforms of the 1970s, 80s and 90s including the Apple, Microbee, Commodore, Atari, Sinclair and other 8- and 16-bit computer lines. Similar to KansasFest there is bunk-style accommodation provided on-site and participants are encouraged to live-in for the duration of the event. https://www.reddit.com/r/retrocomputing/comments/ar4uvw/gorf_the_great_oz_retrotechnology_festival/
- VCF Southeast April 27 & 28, Roswell, GA http://vcfed.org/wp/festivals/otherevents/vintage-computer-festival-southeast/
- VCF East May 3-5, InfoAge Science Center, Wall, NJ - http://vcfed.org/wp/festivals/vintage-computer-festival-east/
- KansasFest July 16 – 21 in Kansas City, Missouri. https://www.kansasfest.org
- Fujiama 2019 - Monday, August 26, 2019 to Sunday Sep. 1, 2019 (ONE WHOLE WEEK. Fujiama 2019 will be held at the Schützenhaus, Schützenhausweg 11, 08485 Lengenfeld, Germany. Visit atarixle's Fujiama page, Krupkaj's parties photos or mathy meetings page.
- VCF Midwest, Elk Grove Village, IL - Sep. 14-15, 2019 - http://vcfmw.org/
- Portland Retro Gaming Expo Oct 18-20 http://www.retrogamingexpo.com
YouTube Videos Since Last Show
- 3D Visualization of the Atari 800XL and peripherals - Edyta Ka - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHeYgxdADYU
- Connecting to BBS using Atari 800XL, ICD P:R: Connection, wifimodem and ICE-T - Marek Chorvat - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1X9LkEKsIg
- Five NEW games for the Atari 8 bit games, some of which ported from existing systems. Time Pilot, Total Eclipse, Ziggy, Drudarium and Jack The Nipper are the games, all running on my Atari 65 XE. - ChinnyVision - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNdEDxq3GoA
- Atari 400 is talking over a DECtalk DTC01 speech synthesizer, using serial ports. The Atari 850 is being used - Michael Wessel - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wb6WQOGmtZs&t=91s
New at Archive.org
- Allan: Cin'Tari - Atari Computer Enthusiasts Newsletter, April, 1983, Vol 1, Issue 4 - https://archive.org/details/CinTariAtariComputerEnthusiastsNewsletterApril1983Vol1Issue4
- https://archive.org/details/AmericanTechnaVisionCatalog1991 - American Techna-Vision Catalog 1991
- https://archive.org/details/@allan52?and%5B%5D=computer+shopper+atari - Atari articles in Computer Shopper
- tweet from Andrew Borman, Digital Games Curator at the Strong Museum of Play in Rochester, NY: “We're underway with our U-Matic digitization project at @museumofplay. Check out this clip from Atari's First Decade celebration! We are dialing in some settings and comparing to some of the previously digitized footage” - https://twitter.com/Borman18/status/1100143648476487680
- Adam Trionfo - Atari keyboard stickets
End of Show Music
- The Czech composer Adam J. Sporka published this week "For Ember", album with 18 chiptune songs composed using an Atari 800XL computer.
The album is available on Spotify, iTunes, Google Play, Deezer, Amazon and SoundCloud. More information on the official page of For Ember - http://kcdsoundtrack.com/for-ember.html
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