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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


Dec 19, 2014

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

Kevins Book “Terrible Nerd”

New Atari books scans at

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


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


Web version of Preppie


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

Atari User Group Packet at

ValFORTH documentation at

Atari 8-bit Manuals at

Internet Arcade at

Christmas Gift Ideas

Under $25


Over $50

Technical Topic (Virtual Drive Replacements)

SIO2PC/10502PC Dual-USB device




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)


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