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ANTIC The Atari 8-bit Podcast

hosts: Randy Kindig, Kay Savetz, Brad Arnold
twitter: @AtariPodcast
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Jun 24, 2015

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

  • We discuss new atari archive sites.

  • Randy tells us all about BASIC XL

  • Kevin delves into the sordid history of DorsETT Educational Systems

  • Bill Kendrick fills us in on  a panoply of stuff, including a brain transplant for your 8-bit.


Recurring Links

Floppy Days Podcast

Kevins Book “Terrible Nerd”

New Atari books scans at

ANTIC feedback at AtariAge


What we’ve been up to

Jewel-encrusted Atari XL

Alan Watson’s Gold Mine game at AtariMania

New Computing Pioneers Interview Transcript Site

Bob Kahn digitized material at


"Inside Atari DOS" by Bill Wilkinson and Compute! Books

"Atari Player/Missile Graphics in BASIC" by Philip C. Seyer

“The VisiCalc Book, Atari Edition” by Donald H. Beil

Podcast Episode of Inverse Atascii about VisiCalc for the Atari

Floppy Days episode on the Atari 400/800, part 3 of 3



Interview Discussion

Atari interview discussion thread on AtariAge



How To Turn Your Whole Car Into A Video Game Simulator by Jason Torchinsky

Pix from Atari Party 2015

Classic Gamefest July 25, 26 Austin, TX

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

Portland Retro Gaming expo October 17-18 in Portland OR

Maury Markowitz Wikipedia article on the Atari Sierra

New issue of Pro(c) magazine - issue #6

Ft. Apocalypse on GitHub

Ft. Apocalypse Twitter

Steve Hales Twitter

AtariAge Thread on Modified Version of Silent Service

Download: SILENT SERVICE mod

Delta Space Arena on cartridge

More on Delta Space Arena

Project to Port Prince of Persia to Atari

Atari 8-bit software preservation project

Atari XL Basic Listings  - in german - collection of type-in listings from magazines and books

New podcast on the Tandy/Radio Shack Color Computer - The CoCo Crew Podcast


New at


Compuserve Computer Room Operations Training Manual

a javascript based Apple //GS emulator

Stuff Kevin has uploaded from Bob Kahn and other sources


Feature [K] Dorsett Educational Systems and Lloyd Dorsett

Dorsett’s letter in Antic

Dorsett’s letter in A.N.A.L.O.G. Computing

Thomas Cherryhomes’ demonstration of his edutape creation tool


Bill’s Modern Segment

"Project Veronica" thread at AtariAge Forums

Post at "Vintage is the New Old" (based on a post at the Spanish "Atariteca" blog), including a side-by-side demo of "rotator"

Altirra website

Lotharek's Lair: SIO2PC

Atari Party 2015

"World 1-1" documentary film

Sal "kjmann" Esquivel (ANTIC interview ep. 17)

Mike Albaugh (ANTIC ep. 6)

Dan Trak-ball man Kramer (5200 Super Podcast ep. 3)

Jerry Jessop (ANTIC interview ep. 30)

"Transform the Gotek Floppy Emulator into an Amiga Floppy emulator"

"ACA 500 Accelerator" for Amiga 500 (Sal Esquivel)

"Tank" in Action!

atr2unix by Preston Crow

Internet Archive's Software Library: Atari Computer

atr_txt_dump extractor for Kevin Savetz / Internet Archive

Rob McMullen's "ATRCopy" on github

"Space Wall" Work-in-Progress video

The Atari 5200 Super Podcast ep. 1: "The Pac(k) Ins!"

Atari 2600 Game by Game podcast, ep. 100: "AX-018 Pitfall!"


Hardware of the Month - IDE Plus 2, Rev.D HDD Interface for Atari XL/XE computers

eBay listing

Description at Atari8

ideplus manual


Software/Website of the Month - SpartaDOS X

SpartaDOS X Upgrade Project

AtariAge thread


Programming Languages - BASIC A+, BASIC XL & BASIC XE


BASIC A+ at AtariMania

BASIC XL at AtariMania

BASIC XL Toolkit at AtariMania

BASIC XE at AtariMania

BASIC XE Extension Disk at AtariMania

BASIC XE Article ANTIC VOL. 4, NO. 9 / JANUARY 1986



Ed Rotberg, wrote a magazine article

YouTube video showing a demo program that Rotberg created


Randy Kindig
almost nine years ago

Thanks, Rory! Glad you're enjoying.


Rory McMahon
almost nine years ago

Another great podcast everyone!