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Some things for Atari 8bit from Lotharek

April 5th, 2019 No comments

Some things for Atari 8bit:

  • P-COVOX is a very simple device, 4channel, discrete component digital-to-analog converter (DAC) that fits under PIA chip. It isn’t as Hi-Fi as modern sound cards, but it`s perceptiom may be a lot better than a POKEY  – especially playing MODs or NEO files
  • Simple Stereo V2 – New version of the Simple Stereo now all in one. I replace my old version of Simple Stereo + U-Switch, the features are the same.
  • 64k RAM Module (Replaces base ram of 64KB in all 8bit ATARI, upgrades ram in 600XL to 64KB, PCB thickness is 0,8mm)

The 64k RAM module also replaces Multiplexers, DRAM, Delay Line C060472 and so on in XL series, the Delay Line is no longer available as spare parts.

source: lotharek.pl

Categories: Atari, News & Rumors, Today

Atari 800 XL (VBXE/U1MB/Stereo Pokey/Side2) my Favourite Games

March 24th, 2019 No comments
my Favourite Games

Atari 800 XL (VBXE-RGB/U1MB/Stereo Pokey/Side2) my Favourite Games

My Atari 800 XL Hardware Configuration:

  • VBXE (RGB output)
  • Ultimate 1Mb
  • Stereo Pokey
  • Side2 Cartridge

You can buy this additional hardware from this site: lotharek.pl

Favourite Games:

  • Bosconian
  • Time Pilot
  • Scramble
  • Popeye
  • Bomb Jack
  • Ms Pacman
  • Pacman
  • Pitfall II
  • Donkey Kong
  • Mario Bros
  • International Karate Enhanced Edition
  • H.E.R.O.

Gallery:

Download: my Favourite Atari Games (60)

AVG Cartridge for 8bit Atari + PDM Audio Player Video

March 12th, 2019 No comments
AVG Cartridge for 8bit Atari

First of all i have to thank Filippo Santellocco (Philsan) for this unexpected gift that i really appreciate.

AVGCART – SD multicart for 8bit Atari features:

  • Supports CAR files up to 1MB (most bankswitching types are implemented)
  • Supports XEX files.
  • Supports ATR files (read/write) – support is limited due to cartridge port constraints.
  • SIDE emulation (works with U1MB and SpartaDOS X)
  • Firmware is upgradeable via SD card.

Keyboard reference:

  • arrows to navigate the list, with CTRL jump to beginning/end of page/list
  • BACKSPACE for parent dir
  • ENTER and letters choose item
  • TAB to select multiple ATR files (right cart button to cycle them afterwards)
  • ESC disables cart and resets Atari
  • / for recursive search, use ESC to return to full navigation
  • SHIFT-S enables SIDE CCTL registers and resets

Use left cart button to return to file selector (after reset), right cart button resets current cart’s bank (also cycles ATR files)

Titles of the songs in the video:

  • AC/DC – Back in Black
  • Narada Michael Walden – Tonight I’m Alright
  • Kungs & Cookin’ On 3 Burners – This Girl
  • Sucker Punch (Dubstep Remix)

The songs are complete from beginning to end but for reasons of length of the video i have cut the songs.

The video can be only downloaded, because Youtube and Facebook have blocked the video streaming for copyrighted content, really ridiculous as the audio tracks are not complete and certainly not faithful to the original.

My personal note; the only two home computers that i follow with passion are Commodore & Atari.

…have a good listening

Download: AVG Cartridge PDM Player Atari Video (85)

source: atariage.com

Atari SAP Music Archive online repository

December 17th, 2018 No comments

Atari SAP Music Archive (ASMA) is a Atari XL-XE music collection. It is one of the largest and most accurate computer music collections known.

ASMA archive now uses an online repository, where it is constantly updated.

source: ASMA Repository

Categories: Atari, News & Rumors, Today

FAIL (First Atari Image Library) v2.0.2

September 17th, 2013 No comments

FAIL is a viewer of pictures in native formats of Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Atari Falcon and Atari Portfolio computers.

Currently the project includes:

  • Fail2png – portable command-line converter to PNG files.
  • FAILWin – viewer for Windows.
  • Thumbnail providers for Windows Explorer and GNOME (Linux)
  • Plugin for XnView.
  • (de)coder for ImageMagick.
  • Plugin for Imagine.
  • HTML 5 based viewer.

Changelog:

  • New formats: Interlace Character Editor font (ICE), GEM Bit Image (IMG), Multi Palette Picture (MPP).

This is the last release of FAIL. But don’t worry! We are just renaming our project to Retro Computer Image Library (RECOIL), because we are going to support formats from 8-bit and 16-bit machines other than Atari. Stay tuned!

Download: FAIL (First Atari Image Library) v2.0.2 (725)

source: fail.sourceforge.net

Atari Głuchołazy 2013 (2K13) party results

August 1st, 2013 No comments

This is the official demo party results from the Atari Głuchołazy 2013. See also the Atari Głuchołazy 2013 homepage for more informations.

Graphics Compo:

  • 1. Fred by Piesiu
  • 2. Glazy2013 by Rocky
  • 3. Pszczelak by Rocky
  • 4. Wampirek by Rocky
  • 5. Ogrodnik by Nosty

Music Compo:

  • 1. Chip Spring Tune by LiSU
  • 2. Far Away by stRing

Code Compo:

  • 1. Wielbłądy 2 by Lamers
  • 2. Lashes of flashes by TDC

Download:

source: atari.org.pl/party13/

FAIL (First Atari Image Library) v2.0.1

April 25th, 2013 1 comment

FAIL is a viewer of pictures in native formats of Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Atari Falcon and Atari Portfolio computers.

Currently the project includes:

  • Fail2png – portable command-line converter to PNG files.
  • FAILWin – viewer for Windows.
  • Thumbnail providers for Windows Explorer and GNOME (Linux)
  • Plugin for XnView.
  • (de)coder for ImageMagick.
  • Plugin for Imagine.
  • HTML 5 based viewer.

Changelog:

  • Added Atari 8-bit formats: IP2, IMN, ICN, DIN, IRG, IR2, VZI. Added “DEGAS Elite” icon (ICN). Fixed decoding of IPC. Thumbnail provider implemented for Windows 2000/XP. Fullscreen mode in HTML 5.

Download: FAIL (First Atari Image Library) v2.0.1 (720)

source: fail.sourceforge.net

A8CAS new Tools & Libs – Software for reading/writing Atari 8-bit tape

April 22nd, 2013 No comments

The aim of the A8CAS project is to create software to read, save and archive tapes for Atari 8-bit computers.

Early Atari computers could store their programs on Compact Cassettes. Lots of commercial software was also sold on tapes. Some of the tapes employed different tricks to prevent creating illegal copies. A8CAS aims to correctly read and write all such tapes.

A8CAS is inspired by existing utilities, Ernest R. Schreurs’ WAV2CAS and CAS2WAV. Schreurs’ tools however did not support tapes with non-standard data (copy prevention mechanisms), and reading tapes from audio files was very unreliable. A8CAS addresses both of those issues. A8CAS now provides a superset of WAV2CAS’ features.

A8CAS consists of:

A shared library, liba8cas, that contains all routines needed to read and write cassettes (support for CAS, HEX, FSK and sound files WAV, OGG, FLAC etc. is implemented). The library can be used in emulators and drivers for SIO interfaces such as SIO2PC; a set of command-line tools, a8cas-tools, that contains a8cas-convert, a utility similar to WAV2CAS/CAS2WAV. The tools use the A8CAS library; a patch for the Atari800 emulator, that allows to load and save tape files (CAS, HEX, WAV, OGG, …) using liba8cas.

Changelog:

Liba8cas:

  • Added the A8CAS_flush() function to API, which ends any chunk being written and writes data from buffers to disk.
  • Fixed the inability to adjust stop bit length tolerance during recognition of data blocks. It was hardcoded at 0.25, now it uses the value of the A8CAS_PARAM_BLOCK_HEADER_DEVIATION parameter.
  • Fixed crashes when setting A8CAS_PARAM_BLOCK_HEADER_LENGTH lower than 20.

A8cas-tools:

  • Fixed a bug in a8cas-convert. When user provided an invalid value to a command-line parameter, the program silently ignored the parameter instead of warning the user

Download: A8CAS new Tools & Libs (910)

source: a8cas.sourceforge.net

AspeQt v0.8.7 (Atari serial peripheral emulator for Qt)

February 1st, 2013 No comments

AspeQt is a cross-platform, free and open source Atari 8-bit serial peripheral emulator. The name is an acronym for Atari serial peripheral emulator for Qt, Qt being the cross-platform application development framework used by AspeQt.

AspeQt emulates various Atari 8-bit peripherals like disk drives and printers via an SIO-2-PC cable. If you are familiar with software like Sio2Pc, APE, Atari810, AtariSIO etc., you probably won’t have any problems getting used to AspeQt.

Even though AspeQt is not fully mature yet, it is easy to use and, despite its shortcomings, has many features that you may find useful, the highlights being:

  • Up to 15 disk drive emulation.
  • Up to 6x SIO speed (125,000bps)
  • Support for ATR, XFD, PRO and ATX (preliminary) disk images.
  • Mount folders as emulated disks.
  • Disk image explorer.
  • Directly boot Atari executables.
  • Text only printer emulation with PC print, save, and ATASCII font support.
  • Cassette image playback.
  • Multilingual GUI (English, Polish, Slovak, German, Turkish and Russian)
  • AspeQt client module (AspeCl) for Atari, communicates with the server and performs a variety of remote operations.

Changelog:

  • Updated Turkish translations.
  • Updated the AspeQt documentation.
  • Added Folder Image boot support for MyDos, MyPicoDos and SpartaDos. AspeQt now offers an option to switch between those 4 different DOSes automatically. The user no longer needs to supply the required DOS files or the file containing the boot sectors ($boot.bin) as AspeQt includes them and switches from one DOS to another through the UI. The context menu (right clicking on a mounted folder image on D1:) will present a window with DOS selections. By choosing a DOS and clicking Apply on that window will switch DOSes and the next reboot of the Atari will boot selected DOS from the Folder Image. For details of the switching mechanism, the limitations of, and more, please see AspeQt documentation.
  • Changed the color and boldness of the Folder Image names to visually differentiate them from other file images.

Download:

source: aspeqt.sourceforge.net

AspeQt v0.8.6 (Atari serial peripheral emulator for Qt)

January 20th, 2013 No comments

AspeQt is a cross-platform, free and open source Atari 8-bit serial peripheral emulator. The name is an acronym for Atari serial peripheral emulator for Qt, Qt being the cross-platform application development framework used by AspeQt.

AspeQt emulates various Atari 8-bit peripherals like disk drives and printers via an SIO-2-PC cable. If you are familiar with software like Sio2Pc, APE, Atari810, AtariSIO etc., you probably won’t have any problems getting used to AspeQt.

Even though AspeQt is not fully mature yet, it is easy to use and, despite its shortcomings, has many features that you may find useful, the highlights being:

  • Up to 15 disk drive emulation.
  • Up to 6x SIO speed (125,000bps)
  • Support for ATR, XFD, PRO and ATX (preliminary) disk images.
  • Mount folders as emulated disks.
  • Disk image explorer.
  • Directly boot Atari executables.
  • Text only printer emulation with PC print, save, and ATASCII font support.
  • Cassette image playback.
  • Multilingual GUI (English, Polish, Slovak, German, Turkish and Russian)
  • AspeQt client module (AspeCl) for Atari, communicates with the server and performs a variety of remote operations.

Changelog:

  • Updated the English language manual.
  • Minor re-grouping of drive slot buttons.
  • Added directory print capability to image explorer window (Ray Ataergin)
  • Added boot capability from a Folder Image. Simply copy the DOS.SYS and DUP.SYS files from a DOS diskette to a PC Folder, mount the PC folder to drive slot#:1 as a Folder Image and boot your Atari. Currently only Atari DOS has a built-in support. MyDos will be supported on the next release. (Ray Ataergin)
  • Dropped ApeTime support from AspeQt. AspeCL is now the only supported Time/Date client
  • Remote Control software for AspeQt (see AspeQt documentation for more info) (Ray Ataergin)
  • Implemented auto-commit remote toggle capability to AspeCL, it was previously documented as “in development feature” (Ray Ataergin)
  • Implemented remote image file creating/mounting capability to AspeCL, it was previously documented as “in development feature” (Ray Ataergin)
  • Implemented remote image file mounting capability to AspeCL, it was previously documented  as “in development feature” (Ray Ataergin)
  • Tested and fixed AspeCL client SpartaDos X date/time handling (this was not previously tested as I did not have SDX back then) (Ray Ataergin)
  • Updated AspeCL client code to accomodate SDX drives 9-15 (Ray Ataergin)
  • Updated AspeCL server code in AspeQt to accomodate SDX drives 9-15 (Ray Ataergin)

Download:

source: aspeqt.sourceforge.net

Atari ++ v1.71 (Atari 8 bit emulator)

January 18th, 2013 1 comment

The Atari++ Emulator is a Unix based emulator of the Atari eight bit computers, namely the Atari 400 and 800, the Atari 400XL, 800XL and 130XE, and the Atari 5200 game console.

The emulator is auto-configurable and will compile on a variety of systems (Linux, Solaris, Irix).

Download:

source: xl-project.com

Atari SillyVenture 2k12 Calendar for the new 2013 year

January 9th, 2013 No comments

This is a calendar in PDF format made by Marcin Dworaczek (a.k.a. mOOnie / MSB) for the new, 2013 year.

All the graphics were presented on the latest SV2k12 edition, and come from the following authors: Piesiu, Ripek, Rocky, Ooz, Ukko, Templeton, Odyn1ec and Bracket.

Download: SillyVenture 2013 calendar (794)

source: sillyventure.eu

Atari Dos: SpartaDOS X v4.46

January 4th, 2013 1 comment

SpartaDOS X (or SpartaDOS 4.0) is a disk operating system for the Atari 8-bit family of computers, that closely resembles MS-DOS. It was developed and sold by ICD, Inc. in 1987-93.

Ten years later SpartaDOS X considered abandonware has been picked up by its enthusiasts, and developed further. These unofficial revisions, incorporating many of the utilities written since 1992, cleaning many identified problems and including numerous improvements, are:

  • v4.31 (2005)
  • v4.39RC (2006)
  • v4.40 (a leaked-out beta, 2006)
  • v4.41 (Feb. 2008)
  • v4.42 (Dec. 2008)
  • v4.43 (Apr.2011)
  • v4.44 (Jun.2011)
  • v4.45 (Nov.2011)
  • v4.46 (Jan.2013)

The new SpartaDOS X 4.46 runs on the following hardware platforms:

  • intSDX128
  • intSDX128 “flash”
  • Maxflash 1Mb
  • Maxflash 8Mb (contains MAN on-line help)
  • Altirra and Atari800 emulators
  • Turbo Freezer 2005 (contains MAN on-line help, use with Freezer ROM only)
  • SIC! Cartridge (256k version contains MAN on-line help)
  • IDE Plus 2.0 (contains MAN on-line help)
  • Ultimate 1MB (contains MAN on-line help)

SDX Toolkit:

  • Set of additional programs, drivers and utilities
  • Set of SDX command descriptions for MAN utility (excerpts from the User’s Manual).

SDX images for SIDE:

  • Customized SDX images with SIDE driver are available at Jonathan Halliday’s website.

Dowload:

source: sdx.atari8.info wikipedia

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New Years Disc 7th edition (2013) for Atari XL/XE

January 4th, 2013 No comments

This is the 7th edition of the New Years Disc for Atari. In this issue you can find a lots of interesting things to begin a new year with our beloved Atari.

In this issue you can find:

NYD2013 Disc 1 – multidisc.atr:

  • Hello 2k13 by PPs
  • Frosty animation (Beware it’s mature ware!) by CharlieChaplin
  • Fireworks by CreatureXL, 505 and Flash
  • Xmas 2012 animation by CharlieChaplin
  • Chicks on Chips by JAC!
  • Doomsday demo by Inspiration Soft
  • Happy 2013 by Sikor, Miker & his wife

NYD2013 Disc 2 – Blowjobb part.atr:

  • A bootable disc with a DOS. When it’s ready loaded type in: N* and press RETURN.

NYD2013 Disc 3 – 320k animation.atr:

  • A nice animation from miker. You’ll need at least 320k on your machine!

NYD2013 Disc 4 – multidisc.atr:

  • Happy New Year animation (Needs at lease 128k!) by miker
  • Sprite multiplexer  by playsoft

NYD2013 Disc 5 – ipc viewer.atr:

  • After booting you’ll get into a viewer, where you can load ipc pictures. More about the whole thing can be read in the designated readme file. Synthpopalooza did a great job here. Simply press D and you’ll see, what pictures are on this disc to load them.

NYD2013 Disc 6 – ipc pictures.atr:

  • Another disc with ipc files on it. Load them with the viewer of disc 5.

NYD2013 Disc 7 – multidisc.atr:

  • Rough Rider by XXL & Irrlichtproject
  • Dice 2013 by Sikor & Miker
  • Rolling Stars by MaPa & PG

Download: New Years Disc 7th edition (2013) (643)

source: pouet.net

Categories: Atari, News & Rumors, Today

Atari SAP Music Archive (ASMA) v3.6

December 30th, 2012 1 comment

Atari SAP Music Archive (ASMA) is a Atari XL-XE music collection. It is one of the largest and most accurate computer music collections known.

ASMA v3.6 contains 4630 tunes, 315 of which are new! Moreover, ASAP has been updated to the latest version and SAPMaker has been recompiled to run under the latest Windows.

Download: Atari SAP Music Archive v3.6 (858)

source: asma.atari.org

Categories: Atari, News & Rumors, Today