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ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Podcast

hosts: Randy Kindig, Kay Savetz, Brad Arnold
twitter: @AtariPodcast
on iTunes, Google Play , Amazon Music
Stitcher Radio , TuneIn


Apr 14, 2015

On this episode of ANTIC the atari 8-bit podcast:

  • a plethora of news about new atari software and podcasts

  • Randy tells us all about the “other” official  basic, Microsoft BASIC for the Atari

  • and we de-brief about all of the recent interviews.

Yoomp will have a great time listening!


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

Atari Meeting at VCFSE - thread on AtariAge

Floppy Days Episode #33 - The Atari 400/800 Part I (History)

Broderbund FBI FOIA response


Synapse Software FBI FOIA Response

Antic and Kevin won a FOILies award for the weird FBI reply about Mattel!

worked with Roland at AtariWiki on finishing up the education tape software collection

Atari 5200 and Atari 2600 News Releases provided by VIctor Cross


Interviews Discussion

Ozark Softscape Revelations Discussion at AtariAge

Atari interview discussion thread on AtariAge



New Atari 5200 Super Podcast

Atari 5200 Masterplay Controller Adapter Clone from atariguy1021 on eBay


Electric Dreams BBS Podcast

Atari 7800 Game By Game Podcast

IntariVisions Podcast

TechStuff Podcast - The Rise and Fall of Atari (3 Parts)

Forever Party 2015 held in Slovakia
Compilation Disk of Atari Entries at Forever Party 2015

Midwest Gaming Classic April 11 & 12, 2015, Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel

VCF East X April 17-19, 2015, Wall, New Jersey

VCF SE 3.0 Saturday, May 2 & Sunday, May 3, 2015 Kings Market Shopping Center, Roswell, Georgia

Atari Party Sat May 2 2015 at the Davis, CA Public Library

VCF Midwest 10 August 29-30, 2015, Elk Grove Village, IL

2015 10-line BASIC contest update at AtariAge

2015 10-line BASIC Contest Home Page

MegaSpeedy 1050 upgrade

MegaSpeedy 1050 Discussion at AtariAge

new released version 2.60 final of emulator, Altirra

New game released: Tecno Ninja 25 years anniversary edition

ATARI: GAME OVER Documentary of Atari Game Burial with Zak Penn

PacAPong — pac man, space invaders, and donkey kong at the same time

Possible Reboots Of ‘Tempest’ And ‘Missile Command’ Coming From Atari

Dog Poor Anthony 3 published seven issues of the newsletter "Enter"


New at

28 issues of MACE Journal - michigan Atari computer enthusiasts

11 issues of Atari Classics (full run?) pub Dec 1992-April 1995

Many Atari Game manuals

Old Hackers Atari User Group newsletter - complete run of floppies


Bill’s Modern Segment

Type: Action

Name: Yoomp!


 Idea / main code: Marcin "Eru" Żukowski

 Music / sfx: Łukasz "X-Ray" Sychowicz

 Graphics: Bartek "BeWu" Wąsiel

 Decompression / Music routines: Piotr "0xF" aka "Fox" Fusik

Awards: ABBUC 2007, 1st Place




Of the Month (Brad)

XC12 Mod in Polish

A8CAS converter

Invitation to Programming 1 in FLAC


Programming Language Segment - Microsoft BASIC (Randy)


Atari Microsoft BASIC I at AtariMania

Atari Microsoft BASIC II at AtariMania

Pack007 - Atariage
seven and a half years ago

I hope you mention the secret word at the beginning of the next podcast. I'll be drinking a shot each time I hear it.

Maybe you should too. I can't wait to hear the out takes from that podcast.

Been listening from day one and still enjoying the audio part of your podcast.