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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 podcast:

  • We debrief on the current state of atari retail

  • Kevin delves into the best and worst Atari 8-bit magazines

  • We learn how to stuff a raspberry pi into a miniature, 3-D printed 800XL

  • We try -- and fail to -- avoid becoming bird food

 

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

the Atlanta Historical Computing Society


What We’ve Been Up To

FOIA Request for Coleco

Commercial that advertises the Smurf Power Cycle

FOIA Request for Imagic

FOIA Request for Activision/Infocom

Dungeon Hunt game

 

News

RetroChallenge 2015/01

HAPPY 35TH BIRTHDAY, GAMING PC

Washington Post talks about an early attempt of Atari’s at fitness

RAM 320XE/576

Atari 7800 Game-by-Game Podcast (The No Swear Gamer)

The No Swear Gamer Facebook

The No Swear Gamer Twitter

The Silly Venture 2014

Cyberpunk by LAMERS (YouTube)

New Atari-8-bit game BIRDFOOD by Mr-Atari

Creating a Commodore 64 Emulator in GameMaker

Lotharek sio2pc -USB at AtariAge

Lotharek sio2pc -USB at lotharek.pl

New Atari emulator for Android

Charles Mangin 3d-printed Atari 800XL that fits Raspberry PI computer

cancer fighting nanobots are as powerful as an Atari 800?

MARCH yahoo group

8-bit networking discussion for VCF East X (10)  

 

New at archive.org

Computer Palace Spring 1984 Catalog

APX Catalog Winter 1981

APX Catalog Fall 1981

APX Catalog Summer 1981

World of Atari Las Vegas 1998

Atari Claim Jumper Development Notebook

Big news: in-browser DOS emulation, 2400+ games

 

Software of the Month - Midi Maze

Midi Maze information at atariprotos.com

Midi Maze at Wikipedia

Midi Maze at AtariMania

 

Hardware of the Month - Quintopus

Quintopus review at realdos.net

 

Website of the Month - Google Alerts

Google Alerts

Feedback

Atari Age Forum Blog "Out of the Pack" by Kevin Packard

 

Feature Topic - Atari Magazines

AtariMagazines.com

Computer Magazines at Archive.org

Atari Magazines at AtariMania

Full images of every Antic issue at Archive.org

Episode 3 of Antic interview with publisher of Antic, Jim Capparell  

ANALOG Magazine at Archive.org

Episode 4 of Player/Missile interview with Mike DesChenes, co-founder of ANALOG

Hi-Res Magazine

Atari Classics

Atari Explorer

ROM

Atari User (UK)

Page 6/New Atari User

Input/Output

Softside Magazine

Atari User (Current)

Pro(c) Magazine

Atari Magazine info at Player/Missile Podcast page

 

Closing

Atari SAP Music Archive 

Audio Overload

Direct download: 18ANTIC_2015_01_Magazines.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:48 AM
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Hello, and welcome to this interview-only episode of Antic, the Atari 8-bit computer podcast.  My name is Randy Kindig and I’ll be conducting the interview for this show.  The interview is with Paul Westphal, a much more recent Atari vendor than Brad Koda, Bruce Carso, or Lance Rinquist that I’ve recently interviewed. Paul not only offers some hardware and software but also offers service, which is hard to come by these days.  Paul is located in Portland, Oregon and the interview was conducted on November 8, 2014.

 

Links:

 

Paul's Eight Bit Fix Website

Direct download: Paul_Westphal.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:42 AM
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Kevin’s interview with Dave Small. Dave was half of the prolific writing and software team Dave and Sandy Small. He wrote the Outpost: Atari column in Creative Computing magazine, and the book Creative Atari. He also wrote for ANALOG, Antic, and Current Notes magazines. He was co-founder of LE Systems, a company that made disk duplicating hardware and the Integrator hard drive interface; and Gadgets By Small. He created Magic Sac and Spectre GCR, emulators that let you run Mac software on the Atari ST. He and Sandy developed a pair of Atari computer games for Boeing to be shown at trade shows, which they described in the Nightmare Mission series in Antic magazine.

 

LINKS

 

Dave’s articles in Antic

Dave's articles in Creative Computing

Nightmare mission articles:

part 1

part 2

part 3

part 4

The 1450XLD Is Not Dead article from Creative Computing

The Creative Atari Book @ AtariArchives

The Creative Atari Book @ Archive.org

Direct download: David_Small.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:15 PM
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Kevin interviews Mark Rustad, Mark worked at Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium (MECC) where he developed "Classroom Star", classroom networking hardware for the Atari 8-bits -- a product that was not released by Atari. Then he worked at Atari 1983-1984 as Systems Project Leader, where he troubleshooted the DTMF dialing on the Atari 1030 modem. We also talk about Mark’s work with the PLATO educational computer system.

 

LINKS

 

Software provided by Mark

Classroom Star mentioned in Creative Computing magazine

Direct download: Mark_Rustad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:55 AM
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Hello, welcome to Antic, the Atari 8-bit podcast.  My name is Randy Kindig and this is a special interview-only episode.  This is the third in an ongoing series of interviews with the people behind the companies that still provide hardware, software, or service today for our Atari 8-bit computers.  The interview is with Lance Ringquist, owner of the Video 61 and Atari Sales Website.  Lance has been in business selling Atari items and services for over 30 years and has a lot of great stories to share about his time in this business.  I hope you enjoy this interview as much I enjoyed talking with Lance.  Please let Lance know you appreciate everything he has done and continues to do for the Atari community.

 

Enjoy!

 

Links:

 

Video 61 and Atari Sales

Direct download: Lance_Ringquist.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:40 PM
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Hello, welcome to a special interview-only episode of Antic, the Atari 8-bit podcast.  This interview is part of the ongoing set of interviews for the holiday season where I talk to many of the people still out there providing hardware, software, and/or support for our favorite computer.  This interview is with Bruce Carso, of B&C ComputerVisions.  As you will hear during the interview, Bruce has been in the Atari business for 34 years as of the recording of this episode and has many amazing stories to share.  Bruce not only has a website where he sells hardware, software and service, but he also has a store on ebay.  I hope you find this interview interesting and let Bruce know that you appreciate all he has done and continues to do for the Atari community.

 

Links:

 

B&C ComputerVisions

Direct download: Bruce_Carso.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:12 AM
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Kevin interviews Bill Wilkinson, of Optimized Systems Software fame!

 

Links:

 

Bill’s INSIGHT: Atari column in Compute! Magazine

 

INSIDE ATARI DOS book by Bill

 

The development of Atari Basic and Atari DOS, article by Bill

Direct download: Bill_Wilkinson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:25 AM
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On this episode of ANTIC the atari 8-bit podcast:

-Our Atari Holiday Gift Picks - which is apparently now a tradition on our show

-Randy’s definitive roundup of virtual drive options

-Bill plays three new, award-winning games

-and lots of listener feedback about the Atari 850 interface

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

the Atlanta Historical Computing Society

What We’ve Been Up To

Terry Stewart's Classic Computers Website

Dig Dug variant discussion at AtariAge

Another Dig Dug variant discussion at AtariAge

FOIA request with the FBI looking for records about Mattel

News

ABBUC Software Competition results at AtariAge

ABBUC Software Competition results at ABBUC

“Game Over” movie (dump dig) at XBox Live

The Capitalism of Late Archaeology: Alamogordo's Atari Games on Ebay

NEW TURBO CARD for ATARI 8bit - RAPIDUS

Web version of Preppie

WUDSN

The!Cart Studio

Pro(c) Magazine Issue #3 Available in English

New Game "Dungeon Hunt Gold" mention at Retro Gaming Mag

"Dungeon Hunt Gold" at AtariAge

Atari 8-bit at reddit

VCF East 10.0 (VCFeX)

APX Authors Guide at Archive.org

Atari User Group Packet at Archive.org

ValFORTH documentation at Archive.org

Atari 8-bit Manuals at Archive.org

Internet Arcade at Archive.org


Christmas Gift Ideas

Under $25


$25-$50


Over $50


Technical Topic (Virtual Drive Replacements)

SIO2PC/10502PC Dual-USB device

SIO2OSX

SIOSERVER

AspeQt4Mac


CF/SD/SIO2PC/SIO2USB Options Comparison

SIO2PC/APE (AtariMax)

MyIDE II cartridge (AtariMax)

SIDE2 cartridge (Lotharek)

SIO2SD (Lotharek)


Bill’s Modern Segment

Dimo's Quest (Atari 8-bit)
Dimo's Quest (Amiga)

RGB (Fandal)
RGB (AtariAge)

Nemezyro Download
Nemezyro Blog (English)
Nemezyro (AtariAge)


Listener Feedback

ProComm+ script from Wade Ripkowski

ASCII Version of Claim Jumper Source from Dan Boris

Joystick Controller/Keyboard Controller hybrid that uses two joystick ports

Atari 850 vs P:R: Connection Discussion (Jack Nutting)


Closing

AD:6502 (Arsantica 2) Atari XL/XE mega demo 128kb PAL by Desire at YouTube

Direct download: 17ANTIC_2014_12_Holiday_Special.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:29 AM
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Diane Gaw, Managing editor of A.N.A.L.O.G. Computing


Links:


A.N.A.L.O.G. Computing magazine at AtariMagazines.com


A.N.A.L.O.G. Computing magazine at archive.org

 

Juiced.GS magazine

Solatrium House

Direct download: Diane_Gaw.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:14 AM
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Welcome to this special, interview-only episode of Antic the Atari 8-bit podcast.  This is the first of a few interviews we’re planning to air in the month of December, 2014, leading up to the traditional US holidays of Christmas and New Years.  As December tends to be a month where lots of purchases are made, I thought it might be a good idea to talk to each of the remaining Atari dealers in the US and to get their stories.  This interview is with Brad Koda, proprietor of Best Electronics, certainly one of THE most popular Atari 8-bit outlets still in existence.  Best Electronics is celebrating it’s 30TH year of business this year, which is absolutely amazing!  Brad has a lot of stories about what it’s been like over those 30 years, from working closely with Atari in the 80’s & 90’s to what it’s like now.

 

Please enjoy and let Brad know you appreciate what he provides for the Atari community.

 

Links:

 

Best Electronics

Direct download: Brad_Koda.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:50 PM
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