Retrocomputing podcast about the Atari 8-bit line of personal computers
hosts: Randy Kindig, Kevin Savetz, Brad Arnold
email: antic@ataripodcast.com
twitter: @AtariPodcast

 

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
Category:general -- posted at: 11:08pm EDT
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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
Category:general -- posted at: 9:25pm EDT
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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
Category:general -- posted at: 7:38pm EDT
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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
Category:general -- posted at: 1:10pm EDT
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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
Category:general -- posted at: 11:21pm EDT
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In this episode of Antic, the Atari 8-bit Podcast, an interview with Chris Crawford, author of Eastern Front 1941; we rescue Atari hardware and TI 99/4a hardware; we find a new source for reliable Atari power supplies; and we take a look at an Atari emulator that works in your web browser.

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

Phoenix Art Museum - Art of Video Games Exhibit

Commodore Computer Club

New book projects announced

Chris Crawford Eastern Front Source Code and More

Follow-up to Atari Bankruptcy Saga

JSMESS Atari Emulation in a Browser

4MB Flash MegaCart Web Site

4MB Flash MegaCart Discussion on AtariAge

Atari Party 2013 Pictures

More Atari Party 2013 Pictures

Atari Computer USB Power Adapter Cable on eBay

Atari Computer Replacement Power Supply on eBay

Atari Computer Power Supply Discussion on AtariAge

GTIABlast! Demo Site

GTIABlast! GTIA Mode 10 Video on YouTube

GTIABlast! GTIA Mode 11 Video on YouTube

Atari Software Competition 2013 Web site

Atari Software Competition 2013 Discussion on AtariAge

Atari Box Art Article on The Verge

Atari User Magazine Site

Atari User Magazine at Magcloud

Atari User Magazine at Lulu

Starring the Computer

B&C ComputerVision

Atari Legacy Group on LinkedIn

Full Chris Crawford Interview

 

 

 

 

 

Direct download: 4ANTIC_2013_10_Chris_Crawford.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:59pm EDT
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On this third episode of Antic, the Atari 8-bit Podcast, we shop for Atari goodies at the world’s loooooongest yard sale, hob-nob with Woz at KansasFest, and interview the founder and publisher of Antic Magazine.

Links mentioned in this episode:

Structris

Special edition of Open Apple Podcast including Kevin Savetz

Arabic 65XE

World’s Longest Yard Sale

Better World Books

Floppy Days Podcast

Lotharek F7 Turbo Card

New Game Alien8

YouTube Video of Alien8

Vintage Computer Festival MW 8.0

Memories of Infocom

Atari graphics combined with real landscapes

Juiced.GS Concentrate: Interactive Fiction

Atari Sells Off Assets (AtariUser.com)

Terry Stewart (Tezza) Atari 800XL Demo at YouTube

Terry Stewart (Tezza) Atari 400 Demo at YouTube

Seriously?! Kickstarter

David Greelish “Historically Brewed” ebook

New Atari books scans at archive.org

ANTIC feedback at AtariAge

Atari vintage commercial at YouTube

Antic and STart at AtariMagzines.com

Antic full-page scans at Archive.org

STart full-page scans at Archive.org

Louisiana Kitchen and Culture

Full Jim Capparell interview (1.5 hours)

 

Direct download: 3ANTIC_2013_08_ANTIC_OpenHertz.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:45pm EDT
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On this second episode of ANTIC: The Atari 8-bit Podcast --  we talk about our favorite books about the Atari, two exciting new hardware projects, the atari party, and why the worlds biggest department store is also the worlds worst.

Links mentioned in the show:

Floppy Days Podcast

Atlanta Historical Computer Society

Atari Magazine Archive

Atari Book Archive

Kevin's Book “Terrible Nerd”

KansasFest

Atari Vintage Commercial

Liber809 at Cloud 9

Liber809 Write-up at Byte Cellar Blog

Kickstarter for Seriously?!

Seriously?! Write-up at VentureBeat.com

Atari 8-bit FPGA

FPGA at Wikipedia

Atari Party 2013

GTIABlast Preview at YouTube

GTIABlast Web Site

“Terrible Nerd” Book by Kevin Savetz at Amazon

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

Atari Books at archive.org

Atari Books at AtariMania.com

 

Direct download: 2ANTIC_2013_07_DeReAtari.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:28pm EDT
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On this first episode of ANTIC: The Atari 8-bit Podcast -- we talk about the first Atari to be installed on a Navy submarine, two recent books about the Atari computers --- are there really millions of ET carts buried in a landfill in New Mexico?, and which Atari computer is the prettiest? All that and more!

Links mentioned in the show:

Floppy Days Podcast

Atari Magazines

Atari Archives

Terrible Nerd

Atari Dump

More Atari Dump

Atari Dump Interview

Rapidus Accelerator Board

Book - Atari Inc.: Business is Fun

Electronic Games Magazine

Book - Atari 40th Anniversary Special

Wikipedia

 

 

Direct download: 1ANTIC_2013_06_Intro.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:32pm EDT
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