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ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Podcast

hosts: Randy Kindig, Kay Savetz, Brad Arnold
twitter: @AtariPodcast
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Jan 20, 2015

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

Kevins Book “Terrible Nerd”

New Atari books scans at

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



RetroChallenge 2015/01


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

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

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

Midi Maze at Wikipedia

Midi Maze at AtariMania


Hardware of the Month - Quintopus

Quintopus review at


Website of the Month - Google Alerts

Google Alerts


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


Feature Topic - Atari Magazines

Computer Magazines at

Atari Magazines at AtariMania

Full images of every Antic issue at

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

ANALOG Magazine at

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

Hi-Res Magazine

Atari Classics

Atari Explorer


Atari User (UK)

Page 6/New Atari User


Softside Magazine

Atari User (Current)

Pro(c) Magazine

Atari Magazine info at Player/Missile Podcast page



Atari SAP Music Archive 

Audio Overload

over nine years ago

Hi guys,
Another very good podcast, as usual!! Keep up the good fun work!
In a past podcast the topic turned to the 830 acoustic modem. You all seemed to forget about the 835 direct connect modem that replaced the 830.
Thanks for the explanation about the sound quality. I understand your difficulties. But the sound is not that bad anymore.
I'm sorry that none of you got to see SideSide Magazine back in the day. The same thing over at Player/Missile, he missed it too. This mag was my main place to learn about my 800 until Antic & Analog came out. Later Softside only got better. The type-ins and later disk software was top quality. They were well documented so you could really learn what was going on in the code. Instruction and review articles where very well done too. Also, this is the one major magazine not on the site. I have a zip file of all issues scanned, all software ready to run, and many other extras that came with a SoftSide subscription.
Sorry this is getting long.
I think it is Kevin that does all to uploading to Could you also upload to AtariMainia? is a bitch to F_#^&ing navigate in!! AtariMania is much easier to use.
The interviews with Best, B&C, AtariSales were great! I pick my Atari stuff direct from Brad's office when I buy from him. I work a few blocks away. The interview reflects just the way he is. When all these guys want to retire, it would great if one group of us were to buy out all 3, put all the stock in one place, do a thorough inventory, and build a good website to sell it.

Take care guys!

Jeff Fulton
over nine years ago

One cool thing about Hi-res is that Leo Laporte used to do Atari 800 game reviews in the magazine.