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hosts: Randy Kindig, Kevin Savetz, Brad Arnold
email: antic@ataripodcast.com
twitter: @AtariPodcast

On this episode of Antic, the Atari 8-bit codpast: interviews with atari author and enthusiast Kieren Hawken; and Dale Yocum, the guy who thought up Atari Program Exchange. And Bill kendrick complains and ends up with his own segment, reviewing Space harrier. . . And we don’t talk about the Atari Dump Dig.

 

Links mentioned in this episode:

 

Recurring Links

Floppy Days Podcast

AtariArchives.org

AtariMagazines.com

Kevins Book “Terrible Nerd”

New Atari books scans at archive.org

ANTIC feedback at AtariAge

 

What We’ve Been Up To

Maker Faire Atlanta

Arduino

KansasFest

CC65

Briel Computers

Ten Pence Arcade

Defcon

Pro(c) Magazine -Euro 5,00 / World incl. postage. Payment by PayPal to 8bit@proc-atari.de

 

News

Nolan Bushnell interview on Retro Obscura - Discussion on AtariAge

Nolan Bushnell interview on Retro Obscura

Dump Dig movie trailer. movie to be titled “Atari: Game Over”

RetroChallenge 2014

RetroChallenge 2014 - Earl Evans’ entry

Atari SAP Music Archive

Classic Gaming Expo

VCF Midwest

Portland Retro Gaming Expo

Player/Missile Atari Podcast

Translating ATASCII text files to ASCII text files on AtariAge

"Invenies Verba" for Atari 8-bit by Bill Kendrick on YouTube

Archive.org Atari Emulator Screenshots

 

Bill Kendrick’s Modern Segment

Chris Hutt's website (Wayback Machine archive)
Chris Hutt's YouTube channel
Release announcement on AtariAge forums (with video and download link)
AtariMania entry

 

Software of the Month

Atari 800 Best Game Pack

 

Hardware of the Month

Atari-styled USB Joystick

 

Website of the Month

Once Upon Atari

AtariMania

 

Listener Feedback

James Hague’s DaisyPop iPhone Game on iTunes

Computer Art and Animation: A User's Guide to Atari LOGO

Atari800MacX

 

Interview - Kieren Hawken

Retro Video Gamer

Homebrew Heroes

Revival Retro Event

ROM Retro Event

Retro Gamer Magazine

Atari User

Nolan Bushnell Interview by Kieren on YouTube

 

Interview - Dale Yocum

Unedited version of Interview at Archive.org

 

Closing

Atari Tape Music

 

Direct download: 14ANTIC_2014_08_Kieren_Hawken_Dale_Yocum.mp3
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On this one-year anniversary episode of Antic, the Atari 8-bit Podcast: we serve up a steaming pile of Hashteroids, Kevin reminisces about his first modem (it was blue and 300 baud!) , and we wax hopeful about a new Atari podcast, book, and magazine. Happy birthday to us.

 

Recurring Links

Floppy Days Podcast

AtariArchives.org

AtariMagazines.com

Kevins Book “Terrible Nerd”

New Atari books scans at archive.org

ANTIC feedback at AtariAge

 

Intro

C64 Reloaded

 

What We’ve Been Up To

Nautilus video game for the Atari

Maker Faire Atlanta

Atari 8-bit Demos Discussion on AtariAge

Roguelike Radio podcast

Enhancements to Graph-It

Atari 7800 Multi-cart

BASIC Tenliners - German Edition book

 

News

Atari turns Asteroids into Hashteroids for Denny's

Atari is teaming up with Denny’s

Can Once Famous Gaming Giant Atari Turn a New Generation Onto Pong?

New Atari 8-bit Podcast called Player/Missile

Centron3D

AtariAge Discussion of Centron3D

Atari 800 - Best Game Pack

"Atari Corp.: Business Is War” book pre-announced

Lukas Ketner Art on Facebook

Possible new Atari programming magazine

"Atari party draws young and old to honor Sunnyvale's gaming heritage" at San Jose Mercury News

Photos of Atari Party

KansasFest

Classic Console & Arcade Gaming Show

Classic Gaming Expo

Classic Gaming Expo on Facebook

Vintage Computer Festival Midwest

Vintage Computer Festival Midwest on Facebook

Vintage Computer Festival Midwest on Twitter

Portland Retro Gaming Expo

ABBUC Software Contest 2014 (German)

ABBUC Software Contest 2014 - Rules in English

ABBUC Software Contest 2014 - Discussion on AtariAge

 

Software of the Month - LeBreak

LeBreak - break movie creator

 

Hardware of the Month - MPP Modems

Microbits Peripheral Products MPP 1000 Modem

 

Website of the Month - AtariLeaks

AtariLeaks at AtariArchives

AtariLeaks at Web.Archive.Org

Followup discussion on AtariAge

FBI FOIA Response regarding Jack Tramiel 

 

Listener Feedback

Atari Ethernet

Matt Lacey

Atari BBS's

 

Feature Topic (Atari 8-bit File Extensions)

File Extensions Discussion at AtariAge

File Extensions at Atari 8-Bit Computers: Frequently Asked Questions

 

Interview - Fernando Herrera

AstroChase

Full Interview at Archive.org

 

Direct download: 13ANTIC_2014_07_One_Year_Fernando_Herrara.mp3
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On this episode of Antic, the Atari 8-bit Podcast: interviews with Fred Thorlin, former director of Atari Program Exchange; Bill Kendrick, father of Atari Party; and William Culver, co-host of the Colecovisions podcast . . . plus . . . will Atari be a hardware giant again?

 

Links mentioned in this episode:

 

Recurring Links

Floppy Days Podcast

AtariArchives.org

AtariMagazines.com

Kevins Book “Terrible Nerd”

New Atari books scans at archive.org

ANTIC feedback at AtariAge

Atlanta Historical Computing Society

 

What We’ve Been Up To

Eastern Front Material from Chris Crawford

Eastern Front ATR’s from Chris Crawford

Ground Kontrol Retro-Arcade in Portland, OR

 

News

Jim Brain’s Store - Retro Innovations

Dump Dig Update

Nolan Bushnell interview with Oregon Public Broadcasting

Alien Voice box prototype

Top 10 Atari 7800 Games at RetroGamer

Multi-Cart for 30th Anniversary of 7800 on Retro Collect

Multi-Cart on AtariAge

Dizzy - new homebrew

ccTalk Mailing List

Marcin Wichary Atari Collection for Sale

Pro(c) Atari Printed Magazine

Realtime audio / video realtime load & play on an Atari 8-bit using a modded MyIDE

Atari Party

Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo
Seattle Retro Gaming Expo

Video Game Summit

KansasFest

Classic Console & Arcade Gaming Show

Classic Gaming Expo Facebook Page

Classic Gaming Expo Website

VCF Midwest Website

VCF Midwest Facebook Page

VCF Midwest Twitter

Portland Retro Gaming Expo

Atari will be 'a hardware brand' again in the future, says CEO

Ten Pence Arcade Podcast

Archive.org - Computer Newsletters

Archive.org - Atari Computer Enthusiasts of Columbus, Ohio Newsletter

Archive.org - Jersey Atari Computer Society Newsletter Volume 4, Number 4

Archive.org - Jersey Atari Computer Society Newsletter Volume 5, Number 2

 

Software of the Month - Star Raiders

Star Raiders at Wikipedia

Star Raiders at Atarimania

 

Hardware of the Month - AtariMax MyIDEII

MyIDEII at AtariMax

MyIDEII Video at YouTube

 

Website of the Month - The Atari Times

The Atari Times Website

 

Feedback

Triton Quick Disk by Radofin for ZX Spectrum

Triton Quick Disk by Radofin for C64

 

Interview - Bill Kendrick

Gem Drop

Tux Paint

Bill Kendrick’s Atari Relics

Bill’s NOMAM contest entries

XL-Search Atari software search engine

 

Interview - Fred Thorlin

APX at Archive.org

 

Interview - William Culver

ColecoVisions Podcast Forums

ColecoVisions Podcast Website

William’s ArcadeUSA at YouTube

 

Direct download: 12ANTIC_2014_06_Bill_Kendrick_Fred_Thorlin_William_Culver.mp3
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On this episode of Antic, the Atari 8-bit podcast, we broadcast live from Vintage Computer Festival Southeast 2.0, interview attendees with Atari stories, find out who's going to win the grand prize for the quiz show (hint: It's someone you may know!), and answer questions from the audience.  Come join us for the most fun-packed show we've had yet!  READY

Links mentioned in this episode:

Recurring Links

Floppy Days Podcast

AtariArchives.org

AtariMagazines.com

Kevins Book “Terrible Nerd”

New Atari books scans at archive.org

ANTIC feedback at AtariAge

Show

Vintage Computer Festival Southeast 2.0
Serge's Boxed Atari Collection

Direct download: 11ANTIC_2014_05_Live_from_VCFSE_2.0.mp3
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On this episode of Antic, the Atari 8-bit Podcast: Randy does a horrible impersonation of Rod Serling, we talk with Darren Doyle of Atari Gamer Magazine, have a discussion with Michael Current of the Atari 8-bit FAQ AND give you the scoop on Vintage Computer Festival Southeast 2.0. Also Kevin gives excuses about why his alien voice box isn’t working...still.

Links mentioned in this episode:

 

Recurring Links

Floppy Days Podcast

AtariArchives.org

AtariMagazines.com

Kevins Book “Terrible Nerd”

New Atari books scans at archive.org

ANTIC feedback at AtariAge

 

What We’ve Been Up To

VCF Southeast 2.0

VCFSE 2.0 Kickstarter

The Future Was Here: The Commodore Amiga by Jimmy Maher

Finding The Next Steve Jobs by Nolan Bushnell and Gene Stone

The Making of Karateka: Journals 1982-1985 by Jordan Mechner

Kevin's 10-line Contest Entry: Abduction

Kevin's 10-line Contest Entry: Joy Joy Revolution

CoCoFest 2014

Atari 5200 Information on WikiPedia

ShopGoodWill.com

 

News

The Art of Atari: From Pixels to Paintbrush

City Updates Agreement for Atari Dump Dig

Retro Gamer Magazine
Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo

Classic Console & Arcade Gaming Show 2014

Video Game Summit

High Score Club (HSC) on AtariAge  - 11th season

Article: Learn more about the legends of game design from GDC 1997

Video: Learn more about the legends of game design from GDC 1997

New ACUSOL language being developed for the Atari 8-bit, discussion on AtariAge

Action! Language for the Atari

Atari Casino

More Atari Casino

Bushnell could have been rich!

ColecoVisions Podcast Forum

Colecovisions Podcast Show Notes

Dennis Harkins Atari Papers

Archive.org - MicroTimes magazine

Atari 800 on v1n1 - interview with FreeFall (archon)’s creators Jon Freeman and Anne Westfall

BBS land

Atari 520 ST First Impressions, Preview of Amiga

Br0derbund software interview

Mindset computer

 

Website of the Month

Atari Mail Archive

 

Software of the Month (Software Automatic Mouth, SAM)

SAM Manual, disk image, and MP3s

SAM Online simulator

SAM Creator SoftVoice

SoftSynth

 

Hardware of the Month (VoiceBox Speech Synthesizer by The Alien Group)

Ad for VoiceBox

AtariAge discussion

 

Listener Feedback

Ten Pence Arcade Podcast

Atari Technical Information Maintained by Dan

 

Interview - Darren Doyle

Atari Gamer Magazine

Homebrew Heroes Magazine

 

Interview - Michael Current

Unedited version of the interview (1 hour)

Michael current’s web site

Atari 8-Bit Computers: Frequently Asked Questions

Atari 8-Bit Computers: Vendors and Developers list

Welcome to comp.sys.atari.8bit!

Atari History Timelines

St. Paul Atari Computer Enthusiasts (SPACE)

Direct download: 10ANTIC_2014_04_Darren_Doyle_Michael_Current.mp3
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On this episode of Antic, the Atari 8-bit Podcast: an interview with JD Casten, Antic magazine’s prolific game author, an interview with Steve Wilds, editor of Atari User Magazine … and lots of retrogaming news and reviews.

 

Links mentioned in this episode:

 

Recurring Links

Floppy Days Podcast

AtariArchives.org

AtariMagazines.com

Kevins Book “Terrible Nerd”

New Atari books scans at archive.org

ANTIC feedback at AtariAge

 

What We’ve Been Up To

Turbo-BASIC XL

Turbo-BASIC XL at Page6.org

Turbo-BASIC XL Expanded Documentation

More Turbo-BASIC XL Information

ShopGoodWill.com

Retro Gamer Magazine

Vintage Computer Festival Southeast (VCFSE) 2.0

 

News

VCF East 9.1

Seattle Retro Gaming Expo

Classic Gaming Expo

Portland Retro Gaming Expo

Retro Gamer Magazine picks top 10 Atari 8-bit games

Floppy Bird Article

Floppy Bird Download

Stampede Article

Stampede Download

Perplexity Article

Perplexity Download

Retro Gaming Magazine

Nolan Bushnell Article on using Games to Teach

Atari Dump Dig Update

Tablet-Friendly Revamp for Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

“Vintage Game Consoles: An Inside Look at Apple, Atari, Commodore, Nintendo, and the Greatest Gaming Platforms of All Time” by Bill Loguidice and Matt Barton

TitanFall Arcade

Discussion on AtariAge about Buying Atari

Archive.org BusinessCase

 

Software of the Month

Synapse Software Syn Business Application Series

 

Hardware of the Month

Atari XE Game System (XEGS)

 

Website of the Month

Atari Museum

Facebook Page for Atari Museum

 

Interview - JD Casten

JD Casten Website

 

Interview - Steve Wilds

Atari User Magazine

 

Direct download: 9ANTIC_2014_04_JD_Casten_Steve_Wilds.mp3
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On this episode of Antic, the Atari 8-bit Podcast: an interview with Curt Vendel, Atari historian and co-author of “Atari, Inc: Business Is Fun” … and  an interview with Dennis Harkins, author of the APX program Message Display Program … and how a pack of bubble gum led to life with an Atari and a career in computers.

 

Links mentioned in this episode:

 

Recurring Links

Floppy Days Podcast

AtariArchives.org

AtariMagazines.com

Kevins Book “Terrible Nerd”

 

New Atari books scans at archive.org

ANTIC feedback at AtariAge

 

What We’ve Been Up To

"Compute's Atari Collection Volume 1"

"CoCo: The Colorful History of Tandy's Underdog Computer" by Boisy G Pitre and Bill Loguidice

“Sophistication and Simplicity, The Life and Times of the Apple II Computer” by Steven Weyhrich

KansasFest

Kampfgruppe

Vintage Computer Festival Southeast (VCFSE) 2.0

Intellivisionaries Podcast

Movie Musical Madness

Kevin's black metal 850 interface

"A Mind Forever Voyaging - a history of storytelling in video games"

Atari User Magazine

Kevin's Atari 400/800 Posters

 

News

VCF East 9.1

Atari Gamer Magazine

Atari Gamer Promotion on YouTube

30th Anniversary Edition of Boulder Dash

TapStar Interactive

Terry Stewart (Tez) HD remake  of Atari 400 Video on YouTube

Band Of Outsiders Atari Clothing Article

Band of Outsiders Website

Atari 800 mentioned on Colbert Report Video

Atari 800 on Colbert Report Discussion on AtariAge

Google and YouTube Atari Easter Eggs

Learning Curve programming articles

Learning Curve Discussion on AtariAge

Nolan Bushnell interview

NOMAM 2014 programming contest for 10 line games

Bill Kendrick - Paddleship Entry for NOMAM

Archive.org Computer Magazines

Archive.org Computer Newsletters

Archive.org Game Magazines

Archive.org Manuals

Archive.org The Business Case: Applications and Programs for the Home Office

 

Tips

KDOS

Atari Encyclopedia

History of Atari Computers from CIO Magazine

Bits of the Past store

 

Interview - Curt Vendel

Atari Museum

Atari History Book Website

“Atari Inc.: Business is Fun (Volume I)” by Curt Vendel, Marty Goldberg at Amazon

 

Interview - Dennis Harkins

Unedited Dennis Harkins Interview

 

Closing

Taste My Beeper 1-bit GTIA Music

Mash-up of the Beastie Boys and the music from Ballblazer

 

Direct download: 8ANTIC_2014_02_Curt_Vendel_Dennis_Harkins.mp3
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On this episode of Antic, the Atari 8-bit Podcast: we delve into the mystery of floppy drives, talk with Paul Nurminen about his love of Atari, and rescue adventure games off of cassette tape.

Links mentioned in this episode:

Recurring Links

Floppy Days Podcast

AtariArchives.org

AtariMagazines.com

Kevins Book “Terrible Nerd”

New Atari books scans at archive.org

ANTIC feedback at AtariAge


Intro

A8CAS

atari.org Tape Preservation Project

cassette discussion on atariage

Altirra emulator

Atari800Win-Plus emulator

Adventure Creator

War Games magazine research

"CoCo: The Colorful History of Tandy's Underdog Computer" by Boisy G Pitre and Bill Loguidice

"Vintage Game Consoles: An Inside Look at Apple, Atari, Commodore, Nintendo, and the Greatest Gaming Platforms of All Time" by Bill Loguidice and Matt Barton

"Vintage Games: An Insider Look at the History of Grand Theft Auto, Super Mario, and the Most Influential Games of All Time" by Bill Loguidice and Matt Barton

Audio on a Record

Atari800MacX emulator

Vintage Computer Festival Southeast (VCFSE) 2.0

Vintage Computer Festivals

ATR8000

Atlanta Science Festival

SpartaDOS

Atari Roots” by Mark Andrews

Atari BASIC Source Book” by Bill Wilkinson

Sophistication and Simplicity, The Life and Times of the Apple II Computer” by Steven Weyhrich

Atari Pool disks

Intellivisionaries Podcast

Paul Nurminen's Website with Atari programs

B&C ComputerVisions


News

Atari Dump Hunt on hold

More Atari Dump

Atari Chapter 11 News

VI for SpartaDOS

Revival Mini

Revival Survival! Kickstarter

Homebrew Heroes Magazine

New Fandal Site

Atari Blast! update

Incognito Board

Incognito Board Third Run

30 Years Later, One Man Is Still Trying To Fix Video Games” article on Chris Crawford

The!Cart

New 7800 Stuff at archive.org

Vintage Volts Podcast

Atari Gamer Magazine


Tips

Running the Atari800 emulator on the Raspberry Pi

 

Atari BBS’s via telnet

Direct download: 7ANTIC_2014_01_Disks_Paul_Nurminen.mp3
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In this episode of Antic, the Atari 8-bit Podcast, our Holiday Gift guide (for that Atari lover in your life, even if it’s you), an interview with the man who created the Atari in-store demonstration cartridge, and reboots of two classic Atari games.

Links mentioned in this episode:

 

Recurring Links:

Floppy Days Podcast

AtariArchives.org

AtariMagazines.com

Kevins Book “Terrible Nerd”

Atlanta Historical Computing Society

New Atari books scans at archive.org

ANTIC feedback at AtariAge

 

Intro:

AtariMax MyIDE II Compact Flash Interface

Lotharek’s SIDE 2 Compact Flash Interface

Master Memory Map for the Atari 400/800 Computer Book

AspeQt Atari Serial Peripheral Emulator Software

AspeQt Discusson on AtariAge

CocoNotes

Kevin’s ABBUC 2013 Contest Video on YouTube

 

News:

M.U.L.E. Returns Comes to IOS

M.U.L.E. Returns Review on Pocket Tactics

M.U.L.E. on Wikipedia

Jumpman on Wikipedia

Custom Atari Action Figures

Silly Venture 2013 Party

Download Software from Silly Venture

Bits of the Past

Pong Played on Philly Skyscraper

Forbes Article on Nolan Bushnell

Book “Finding the Next Steve Jobs” at Amazon

Epyx “Summer Games” to Soviets

Atari Videodisc Kiosk

Jumpman Forever Kickstarter

Jumpman Forever Article

Archive.org

ftp.pigwa.net

Intellivisionaries Podcast Website

 

Special Topic – Christmas Recommendations:

Atari-style USB Joystick

Atari Tshirt

Atari Christmas Ornament

Custom Dust Cover for the Atari 400

Lost Treasures of Infocom for iPhone/iPad

Atari 800 READY prompt t-shirt

AtariUser Magazine

Atari Business Is Fun Book

Best Electronics Gift Certificate

400 / 800 32K RAM Card

Atari Joystick Art from FrameAPatent

FloppyDisk.com

BuyCheapr.com

SIO2SD Interface

 

Feedback:

2600 Connection

Atari 8-bit Computers FAQ

Best Podcast Discussion at AtariAge

Atari 810 Disk Drive Promo at YouTube

 

Special Topic – Interview with Mike Albaugh:

Mike Albaugh Complete Unedited Interview

Kevin Shows In-Store Demo

Another Interesting Interview with Mike Albaugh

 

 

Direct download: 6ANTIC_2013_12_Xmas_Mike_Albaugh.mp3
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In this episode of Antic, the Atari 8-bit Podcast, Kevin plays with an Atari gadget that he pre-ordered three years ago -- and forgot about . . . Randy tells everything you wanted to know about connecting your PC to your Atari . . . poor Brad ends up with more Texas Instruments 99/4A computers than he knows what to do with. Also. an interview with the president of one of the oldest Atari users groups.

Links Mentioned in This Episode:

Floppy Days Podcast

AtariArchives.org

AtariMagazines.com

Kevins Book “Terrible Nerd”

Atlanta Historical Computing Society

Vintage Computer Festival MW 8.0

New Atari books scans at archive.org

ANTIC feedback at AtariAge

Atari vintage commercial at YouTube

AtariMax SIO2PC/USB documentation

Atlanta Mini-Maker Faire

Portland Retro Gaming Festival

Atari 7800 Expansion Module

Atari 7800 Expansion Module (AtariAge)

Atari Employee #3 Doug Dabney Died

ABBUC Software Contest

ABBUC Software Entries at Atariteca

Kevin Tries All of the ABBUC Software Winners

The Real Cost of Gaming – Inflation

Digital Archeology Exhibit

World 1-1 Documentary

World 1-1 at Kickstarter

Historical Software Archive

Altirra Atari Emulator

Atari Jazz

Ready: Atari 800XL

AtariMania

Best Electronics

Apple Time Warp Podcast

Atari 800 In-Store Demo (Disco Dirge)

 

Suburban Chicago Atarians (SCAT)

Direct download: 5ANTIC_2013_11_Connect_Atari_to_PC.mp3
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