Jan 27, 2014
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:
New Atari books scans at archive.org
atari.org Tape Preservation Project
cassette discussion on atariage
"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
Vintage Computer Festival Southeast (VCFSE) 2.0
“Atari BASIC Source Book” by Bill Wilkinson
“Sophistication and Simplicity, The Life and Times of the Apple II Computer” by Steven Weyhrich
Paul Nurminen's Website with Atari programs
“30 Years Later, One Man Is Still Trying To Fix Video Games” article on Chris Crawford
Running the Atari800 emulator on the Raspberry Pi
I can't remember if the exact issue was mentioned, but I'm curious about the "hidden sector" article in Antic magazine, does anyone know what issue it was in?
Also, agreed on the vacuum cleaner sounds. Is it possible to not hard pan everyone to either left or right? In my car it is so disorienting having one voice be just on the left, then one just on the right, etc.
Keep up the GREAT work guys, I love this podcast so much.
The background noises in this episode were so extreme that I had to stop listening... Either someone was vacuuming a room or a dishwasher was running next to someone's head, but the steady noise (as well as all the clunks and bangs) made it tough going this time around. :-(
You are correct, Scott. We apologize for the noise issues. We definitely had audio quality issues for this episode and are working to make sure that doesn't happen again.
Thank you for the comment.
almost nine years ago
You mentioned that Shugart worked on a drive with no sectors, just one spiral track. A drive like that was eventually made by Radofin for a number of 8-bit computers, like ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64: