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ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Podcast


hosts: Randy Kindig, Kevin Savetz, Brad Arnold
email: antic@ataripodcast.com
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Sep 7, 2018

Bruce Artwick: Flight Simulator II, Night Mission Pinball
 
Bruce Artwick was co-founder of SubLOGIC, and creator of the best-selling program, Flight Simulator II. FSII was first available for the Apple II, with versions released later for the TRS-80, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, and other platforms. His 1976 master's thesis, A Versatile Computer Generated Dynamic Flight Display, about creating a real-time flight simulator on the PDP-11, provided some of the early research for his flight simulation software. 
 
Bruce was also creator of Night Mission Pinball, a popular pinball game that was available for Apple II, Atari 8-bit, C64, and DOS computers.
 
This interview took place on August 7, 2018.
 
Bruce's article, 3-D Computer Graphics (Kilobaud magazine, October 1977)
 
History of Microsoft Flight Simulator
 
History of SubLOGIC
 
Bruce's thesis, A Versatile Computer Generated Dynamic Flight Display
 
Bruce Artwick in Wikipedia
 
AtariMania's list of SubLOGIC software
 
Kevin's Fight simulation books site