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2011-09-19

A new Graph2Font 3.9.2.8 has released.

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Added by: TeBe/MadTeam


2011-08-25

I am pleased to announce that a new member of the Tristesse group was Mono!

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Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


2011-08-14

A new Graph2Font 3.9.2.5 has released.

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Added by: TeBe/MadTeam


2011-08-03

Klepsydra
Grób Jurgiego
Today at 1pm in the cemetery in Turek Jurgi's funeral was held. Thanks to all who remember our friend, and especially those who arrived personally for the ceremony.

Deserve the gratitude of Asia and Tkacz, who really helped in organizing the funeral.

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Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


2011-07-31

Jurgi and Raster died in last days.

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Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


2011-04-19

FAIL 1.1.0 has been released. Website: fail.sourceforge.net, Files: sourceforge.net/projects/fail/files/fail/1.1.0.

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Added by: Epi/Tristesse


2010-12-24

Greetings Atarians, from 8-bit to Jaguar! It has been 5 years since our Noise Easter demo party was held. Though number of visitors wasn't counted in hundreds, we have really enjoyed it even as organizers and judging from party reports by our visitors, it seems it was success in their eyes as well. Nearly five years have passed. We could attend many great parties during that period, be it in Czech Republic, Germany, Netherlands, Poland or Slovakia. And after each of such party, we've asked ourselves: really it is so crazy to organize own party again? So we've made this humble website: noise.atari.sk to know your interest. Just click if you would be interested or not... you'll find here also photos, reports and released stuff from the 2006 edition. Looking forward to your feedback!

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Added by: MiKRO/Mystic Bytes


2010-11-28

At www.horus.com/~hias/atari/#mypdos was new version of games miniloader - mypicodos.

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Added by: Sikor


2010-01-24

The Last Word - developmental text editor for Atari XL/XE has been released in new version. VideoBoard XE owners will be pleased with 80-column mode, offering 8?8 font in hardware guaranteed high quality picture. More on the project site: www.atari8.co.uk.

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Added by: Pin/Tristesse


2009-11-25

TipConv 1.1.0 has been released. The only change is that command line interface has been added. See epi.atari8.info for details and download.

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Added by: Epi/Tristesse


2009-11-18

Snowman - animation from Atari ST.

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Added by: TeBe/MadTeam


2009-11-17

A new Graph2Font v3.8.7.8 has released.

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Added by: TeBe/MadTeam


2009-11-13

Now we know the date of next, the 11. Forever party. The event will be hold on 19-21 of March in Trencin/Slovakia.

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Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


2009-08-15

Atari Interlace Studio 1.03 is the PC program for creating Atari XL/XE graphic. Example pictures included.

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Added by: TeBe/MadTeam


2009-07-28

Here's official competition results from Atari Party 2009 in Głuchołazy:

8-bit Msx Compo:

  1. Z53 - 279 p. - Pin/Tristesse
  2. Thirdway - 260 p. - Raster/CPU
  3. Bluetwil - 232 p. - Tatqoo
  4. Leve_one - 223 p. - V0yager
  5. Warkot - 64 p. - Sikor

8-bit Gfx Compo:

  1. Last Wish - 378 p. - Powrooz/LaResistance
  2. Falc_4k5 - 271 p. - TDC
  3. Highlander - 224 p. - Irwin
  4. Zacheta - ? p. - Krap & Lewis

8-bit Demo Compo:

  1. AGirl - 215 p. - Sikor & Miker
  2. Scorpio - 181 p. - Sc0rpi0

The stuff may be obtained here.

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Added by: Pin/Tristesse


2009-05-14

A new version of ATR Plugin 1.7 by Pajero/MadTeam for Total Commander has been released.

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Added by: TeBe/MadTeam


2009-04-12

A new Graph2Font v3.8.6.6 has released.

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Added by: TeBe/MadTeam


2009-03-31

New issue No. 52 of Flop magazine has been released.

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Added by: Fandal


2009-02-25

A new Graph2Font v3.8.6.4 has released

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Added by: TeBe/MadTeam


2008-12-22

How it works? There are embedded files: 7z.exe and 7z.dll in the Deflater 7z v2.4 program. They are unpacked into the working directory of def7z, a batch file is created and run to build the archive. Next, the redundant bytes are cut and *.DF7 file is being created, ready for unpacking by INFLATE.ASM routine by Fox! This crazy way has been invented and realised with scripts by Eru and Fox, my job was only to transform it into Windows executable file.

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Added by: TeBe/MadTeam


2008-11-30

A new Mads 1.8.4 has released.

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2008-11-29

Grzybsoniada meeting date: 29-31 V 2009.

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Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


2008-11-29

New Graph2Font v3.8.6.3

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Added by: TeBe/MadTeam


2008-11-10

The coder Urchlay has announced his new program Fujichat. FujiChat is a simple IRC (Internet Relay Chat) client for Atari 8-bit (400/800/XL/XE) computers, based on the uIP TCP/IP stack (by Adam Dunkels). It uses a SLIP connection to talk to the outside world, and supports a subset of the IRC commands available in full-featured clients. Only 48K of memory is required.

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Added by: Beetle


2008-09-22

Artax has released Apple II emulator for 8-bit Atari. Main goal of the program was... to see Hobbita game on Atari. I will not write anythong more, I'm knocked off my feet... Download: emulator + games: Hobbit, Myteryh and Spy vs. Spy. Longer article at Kaz site (polish only).

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Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


2008-09-16

A file selector has been added to sapemu. The new version is available for download.

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Added by: Epi/Tristesse


2008-09-07

Now we know the date of next, the 10th Forever party. The event will be hold on 13-15 of March, us usually (for some time) i Somer-Merina Club, Trencin.

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Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


2008-08-25

A new version of TIP Animator 2.3 has been released.

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Added by: TeBe/MadTeam


2008-08-24

Please feel invited to see Głuchołazy 2008 photos taken by Mowny and me. For mere formality I remind you that photos from Krap are already available for some time.

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2008-08-13

New program has been released - TIP Animator by TeBe/MadTeam. The animation is done as a difference between the following movie frames. Only the first one is full - following frames are saved as vertical data of picture, based on the differencies in the pictures content.

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Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


2008-08-10

Yesterday on the August 9th, 2008 in the church dedicated to Holy Mary in Ostrów Wielkopolski, a neverendng love has been oathed by Dorota Czajka and Waldemar Pawlaszek (usually known as Laoo/NG). All the best, birdies!

Laoo Marriage

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Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


2008-07-18

Only in a week a third edition of copy party in Głuchołazy by Ryszard Mauserberg will be hold. Please remember, that event place has been moved. New copy party address is Zespół Szkół w Głuchołazach (School Complex in Głuchołazy), Kolonia Kaszubska street nr 2. If someone needs a bit better place for rest his bones that common sleeping room, he would like to hear, that there is a PTSM hostel in the Complex (Polish Youth Hostel Association, associated partner of International Youth Hostel Federation). Entry fee is 30 zł (women and children, as always, enter for free). Competition rules, list of willing participants may be found on the official website. To feel the taste, see photos from Głuchołazy 2007.

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Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


2008-06-19

If there was a meeting on weekend (e.g. PLatariada 2008), today there must be photos from it. By KrupkaJ, of course.

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Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


2008-06-16

According to the International Herald Tribune news, legendary palace of Montezuma (english) has been unearthed in Mexico City. The exploration is still in progress and we do not know if there were any artifacts known from the game Montezuma's Revenge found. For now, the dark room known from the game has been found. Perhaps the map of the palace, already created by Peter, would be helpful for the scientists.

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Added by: Archeo


2008-06-02

New image converter for TIP and HIP formats with converted image preview TipConv. Available options are: three different modes of automatic image resize, separate palettes for conversion and display, saturation adjustment and more. More on program page.

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Added by: Epi/Tristesse


2008-06-02

A new version of Mads 1.8.2.

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Added by: TeBe/MadTeam


2008-06-01

A new version of Graph2Font 3.8.5.9.

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Added by: TeBe/MadTeam


2008-04-18

On April, the 12th, another edition of Atariada took place in Czech. As usual, new 51st issue of Flop Magazine appeared, including game Swapz by Fandal & PG. More in this issue: Forever 9 party raport by Zdenek Burian and raport from... old hardware shop in Tokyo, written by Fandal. First photos from Atariada were just published by Jan Krupka.

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2008-03-17

Results and stuff of Atari competitions from Forever 9:

Demo compo:
1. 585 p. Jozin z Bazin - GPRS
2. 537 p. Recall - Resurrection
3. 403 p. Unexpected - MEC

Intro compo:
1. 605 p. Twirlee - Eru & X-Ray
2. 550 p. Fluid Chessboard - Raster/C.P.U.
3. 465 p. Outlaw - Fandal

Graphics compo:
1. 505 p. Neptune's Daughter - Powrooz/Laresistance
2. 493 p. Surfer's Dream - Kozyca
3. 462 p. Binary Celebration - Raster/C.P.U.
4. 448 p. Throne - Kozyca
5. 390 p. IMBAL - Dely

Music compo:
1. 522 p. I'm sure - Raster/C.P.U.
2. 483 p. High Tide - Born/LaResistance
3. 472 p. Funny - Lisu
4. 466 p. Samantha - Pin
5. 436 p. AOKI - Nooly
6. 361 p. Astrosphere - Kozyca
7. 302 p. XIXE - -XI-/Satantronic
8. 186 p. 30minutes - Elan

Update:
First photos by KrupkaJ.

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Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


2008-03-16

Today has released small joke-program Martial Arts vs. Modern Arts written by TeBe/MadTeam and Miker.

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Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


2008-02-17

A new ASAP 1.1.0.

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Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


2008-02-07

DLT Crew finished SpartaDOS X 4.41. What's new list, manual and download on project site.

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Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


2008-01-31

Famous Knight Lore game conversion from BBC Micro had been made. This really amazing project belongs to xxl, stRing, Emkay and Kaz. More detailed info, maps and manuals on atari.online.pl.

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Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


2008-01-03

This year Atariada 2008 party will - traditionally - take place in the Hana restaurant in Prostejov, Czech Republic, Saturday, April the 12th.

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Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


2007-12-30

Some new releases: Merry Christmas!, Cracktro 1987, MADS 1.8.0 and Graph2Font 3.8.5.6.

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Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


2007-12-08

xxl and TeBe/MadTeam released zXEmulator 1.0 - software emulator of the Z80 CPU, which also allows to run some games from ZX Spectrum 16K.

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Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


2007-12-02

A Jest Set Willy game has been ported from ZX Spectrum to XL/XE. The job is done by, of course, xxl. Update: Reload a file!

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Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


2007-12-01

A new version of Atari Commander 1.81 by Pajero/MadTeam.

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Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


2007-11-08

Most probably another Forever 9 is taking place in 14-16 March 2008 in Somer Club in Trencin/Slovakia.

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2007-10-27

ABBUC Software Contest results:
1. Yoomp! - 421 p.
2. Crownland - 400 p.
3. Mule Wars - 366 p.
4. Speed up!! Gold Edition - 363 p.
5. Eckn - 334 p.
6. Game Harry - 264 p.
7. Sprite Engine - 238 p.
8. Chareditor to move in Font - 227 p.

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Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


2007-10-26

In Saturday, 27 X starting ABBUC JHV in Herten. Pictures from last year you can se here. In programm of this party is publication results of ABBUC Software and Hardware Contest.

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Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


2007-10-26

A new game by Eru, Fox, X-Ray and BeWu. "Yoomp! is an 8-bit Atari action game with some great features, including:
- three dimensional textured tube,
- lots of ingame items - additional lives, extra jumps, earthquakes, lightings and teleporters,
- outstanding stereo music with interactive stereo panning effect,
- on-the-fly adjustments of music or sound effects volume,
- 5 unique eye-catching background graphics,
- highly detailed antialiased ball with interactive shadow,
- 21 levels with increasing difficulty,
- great title and end-of-the-game screens (get there to see it!),
- hours of fun - a perfect run through the game takes over 20 minutes.

The game currently takes part in the ABBUC 2007 Software Contest, competing with other high-quality entries.

The game will be publicly available FOR FREE after the ABBUC contest results are announced."

Screenshots, movie and more on official site: yoomp.atari.pl.

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Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


2007-10-22

Mario Bros. 2007 - revised version of Nintendo game from 1983. Improved Code by Tebe/MadTeam, improved Graphics by Vidol and Tebe/MadTeam. Title music by stRing. Source included.

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Added by: TeBe/MadTeam


2007-10-20

On AtariOnline you can find Muffy's Dwie wieze (Two Towers)game tutorial (polish only). Game map by Peter is available here.

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Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


2007-10-05

After 5 years of work, news site www.ataritoday.com is closed.

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Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


2007-10-05

A new version of MacroAssembler Mads 1.7.8.

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Added by: TeBe/MadTeam


2007-09-07

A new version of tool for loading COM or ATR files via SIO2PC interface - R5. This is a "Refresh build" - I fixed several serial transmission and CPU load issues.

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Added by: Electron/Taquart


2007-08-11

New version of MyPicoDos 4.04 adds several new features (highspeed SIO for almost all disk drives, new "standalone" .COM versions loadable from DOS, larger file-selection window) and also fixes some bugs (APE PC-Mirror subdirectory problems, MyIDE density recognition problems). A complete list of changes can be found in the README.txt.

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Added by: Hias


2007-07-30

Now you can see photos from polish party in Glucholazy by Nietoperek/Tristesse and Vidol. More soon.

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Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


2007-07-30

First photos from German Fujiama party 2007 in Lengenfeld by: Bernd, HardwareDoc, AndreasB, Wolfgang Burgera and atarixle.

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Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


2007-07-08

New game: Gangsters has been published. Idea and graphic: Fly, code: Premo, music: Poison. The game may be played with joystick or (preferably) light-gun. The game, abandoned in 2003 has been finished by Fandal (code) and Raster (fx sound).

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Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


2007-06-23

Video Board XE site has been just started. VBXE, created by Electron/Taquart, is a programmable, FPGA based graphics subsystem for Atari XE computers with its own 512 KB memory and blitter. It replaces standard GTIA, giving a possibility to use two 256-color palettes selected from 65536 available colors in Graphics 8 mode resolution. More info at project site, created by Izi (currently only in Polish).

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Added by: Epi/Tristesse


2007-06-17

A new Mads 1.7.7 assembler.

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Added by: TeBe/MadTeam


2007-06-15

First photos from Platariada 2007 by Jan Krupka.

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Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


2007-06-06

After many years of keeping the mod in the snowdrift I've decided to publish the soundtrack written for the planned IK+ conversion. Goog listening wishes the Tristesse team.

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Added by: Pinokio/Tristesse


2007-05-25

Nosty sales Arabish Atari 65XE on Allegro.

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Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


2007-05-25

Pajero/MadTeam has publish Total Commander ATR Plugin 1.5. Some fixed errors.

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Added by: TeBe/MadTeam


2007-05-17

A new Graph2Font 3.8.5.3.

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Added by: TeBe/MadTeam


2007-05-10

First relation from Grzybsoniada 2007 appeared, written by Sikor. Photos from the party by Dely, Mikey and Miker are here.

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Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


2007-04-30

First photos from Vintage Computer Festival Europe 8.0 by Krupkaj.

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2007-04-30

New MadTeam's production: slideshow with Vidol's graphic from the Droga do Duplandu (A road to Assland). The idea came from Kaz from atari.online.pl.

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Added by: TeBe/MadTeam


2007-04-28

xxl published first results of his attempts to emulate ZX Spectrum games on Atari XL/XE. We can play Jetpac, Deathchase, Sir Lancelot and Phoenix already. The author still works on optimisation of the emulator.

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Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


2007-04-10

At the German Breakpoint 2007 party C.P.U. and Taos released a small Atari 8bit intro: Eine Sternengruppe.

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Added by: Twh


2007-04-03

First photos from Atariada 2007 by krupkaj, Twh and mlp.

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Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


2007-03-29

The final version of the very best demo from Forever 8: The Shrine by La Resistance group, finally appeared. By the way there are new photos from the party, taken by: Mikey/NG, Krap, DJ Gruby/Oxyron (ex Cactus), and from the c64.cz.

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2007-03-19

Results and stuff from Forever Reneg8:

Demo compo:
1. Shrine - Laresistance, 543 p.
2. W_hole - Animkomials, 378 p.
3. F8 - Grzybson/SSG, 252 p.

Intro compo:
1. Seawolf - Raster/C.P.U., 555 p.

Graphics compo:
1. Abyss - Powrooz/Laresistance, 561 p.
2. Before I sleep - Dely/Blowjobb, 512 p.
3. Virtuoso - Raster/C.P.U., 455 p.
4. Fighting Viper MKII - Krupkaj/JAY Soft, 365 p.

Music compo:
1. Shake your ass - X-Ray/Grayscale, 501 p.
2. Gear Up - Raster/C.P.U., 462 p.
3. Kurczar - Lisu, 395 p.
4. THC K.k.t - Pin, 378 p.
5. Nonsense song - Dhor/M.E.C., 338 p.
6. Disturbance - Miker/Blowjobb, 325 p.
7. Shorty noises - Elan, 285 p.

Realtime compo:
5. Ninjax - X-Ray/Grayscale, 358 p.
6. Ninja polo - Lisu, 341 p.

First photos from party. See below sites: Forever organizers, Thw, Krupkaj and Laoo pictures.

Update: Miker's photos.

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Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


2007-03-06

PSPAtari, an Atari XL/XE/5200 emulator for Sony PlayStation Portable by Zx-81 appeared in version 1.0.7. Changes in this version are: new, smoother render engine; save state dates are now displayed in the emulator window; fixed bug with keyboard mapping. Details, download (binary and sources, in the GNU GPL licence) on the Zx-81 homepage.

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Added by: Krasnov


2007-03-04

On the atari.online.pl site another interview appeared. The author of the legendary Kolony game, Janusz Bień, has been interviewed by Kaz. Bień tells us about the circumstances of game creation, his past and present works, etc (only in Polish). Don't forget, that under the sign of atari.online.pl a continuation: Kolony 2106 is being created.
That's not all, Kaz has digged out another missing game from the past. Agony is the last, nonpublished (but finished) work from Lorien group, written in 1993. It's inspired by Mission and Draconus and - as other Lorien's works - is really well done. Of course the game is freely downloadable.

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2007-03-01

Electron/TQA made available a demo movie showing his VBXE possibilities.

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Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


2007-02-28

New release of Atari XL/XE/5200 emulator for PlayStation Portable appeared. The PSPAtari emulator, maintained by Zx-81 is a PSP port of known Atari800. New in version 1.0.6: multiple keyboard mapping feature, help menu, bugfixes in rom file requester, screenshots and keyboard handler. Seek for an info on PSP Updates site.

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Added by: Krasnov


2007-02-20

The principal of Junior High School no. 1 in Głuchołazy/Ziegenhals has agreed for Summer Copy Party organization. People, who still does care about Atari are invited to Głuchołazy/Ziegenhals, Poland on the 27-29 of July.

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2007-02-13

The Fujiama 2007 takes place from 20th to 22th of July 2007 in Lengenfeld, Germany. Same location as last year.

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Added by: Beetle


2007-02-09

Nosty invites to his site (real3d.atari8.info) where he has presented his new idea: 3D glasses for 8-bit Atari. Available: interface schematics, descriptions, demonstration software.
English version of the site is ecpected soon, meanwhile everything is simple and should be understandable.

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Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


2007-02-05

Caverns of the lost miner is the new logical game for 8-bit Atari, written by by BAKTRA. The game is based on game "Lost miner" (for IBM/PC) and "Lost miner" is based on "Super Miner" (for ATARI by Byte nibbler).
The sources are included and the game is fully customizable. Enjoy!

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Added by: Krasnov


2007-01-28

Flowers Mania wins in Kaz Compo 2006.

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Added by: Kaz


2007-01-23

Platariada will be held on 8 to 10 June 2007 in Ceske Budejovice (Budweis). More info here.

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Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


2007-01-20

Atariada, traditional Czech Atari meeting, will be hold on 31st March, 2007 in Prostejov, Czech Republic. Online visitors list can be found here.

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Added by: Fandal


2007-01-14

The atari.online.pl site goes back to life after holiday break. This time the review for the game Basil The Great Mouse Detective. Please feel invited.

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Added by: Kaz


2007-01-04

On the AtariOnline site a contest for the best game of last year has been announced.

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Added by: Kaz


2007-01-04

The AtariArea portal, Atariki and all the services available at the krap.pl domain have been suspended, the server is down for maintenance. The downtime is expected to be about a week.

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Added by: drac030/DLT


2006-12-30

After almost two years of break, a work on the SIO2SD interface has been resumed. The device development is in the beta-test stage, it supports standard ATR and XFD from 90 KB up to 16 MB, allows the turbo transmission (currently up to 51200 kbps), emulates drives D1-D4. The whole project is maintained by Jakub Kruszona-Zawadzki. On the project's homepage you'll find all downloads: circuit diagrams and Atmel's software. We have mentioned about the projet in the past.

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Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


2006-12-22

After long break Czestochowa (Poland) is again place of Atari freaks' meeting. Grzybsoniada is party organised by Grzybson/SSG. It is taking place on days 4-6 May 2007. You can find more information at official site.

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Added by: Grzybson


2006-12-07

A new game Sudoku Sweep. More info on atari.online.pl.

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Added by: xxl & Kaz


2006-11-30

After twelve years new version of Toms Navigator has been released. Added: support for drives 5-7 and 9; some minor bugs were fixed. Traditionally the program works under MyDOS.

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Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


2006-11-26

Photos from East 2006, last copy party by McMaster/SSG in Mońki/Poland.

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Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


2006-11-09

New version of mmSAP 1.4, a SAP player for GNU/Linux is available. New features:
- Playlist added (!),
- ALSA variant uses less CPU power,
- Four repeat modes,
- Bugfixes.

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Added by: Michael Kalous


2006-11-01

A new MADS 1.7.5

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Added by: TeBe/MadTeam


2006-10-30

Thanks to Kaz from atari.online.pl we have now full ABBUC Software Contest 2006 results and stuff.

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Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


2006-10-29

New world premiere on atari.online.pl - new game, Scorpions v2.0 - reedition of old Scorpions game by xxl, Powrooz, with music from Jakub Husak.

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Added by: Kaz


2006-10-29

Polish Video of JHV (ABBUC) available Take a look here. The video is available in 5 (!) different languages. English, Polish, Netherland, Francais and of course German. All languages available in two different formats. Filesize from 14 to 55 MegaByte depending on filetype (mpeg, wmv) (length: 5:15 min) See sio2usb, flashing multijoy16, midi, ABBUC Bundesliga and much more.

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2006-10-25

After 10 years of silence... a new Top Magazin 2006 by Kaisersoft was released.

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Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


2006-10-22

Carsten Strotmann, Raster/CPU and Matthias Reichl are winners ABBUC Software Contest 2006. More info soon.

Update: Light Up!.exe by MatoSimi.

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Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


2006-10-22

New game Colony 2106 announced on atari.online.pl.

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Added by: Kaz


2006-10-20

After a longer break in the activity, I'm inviting you again to weekly Sunday Radio UXA brodcasting. On the upcoming program 22.10.2006 we'll have two guests: Greg and Samurai. New feature in the radio is the song requester - now the playlist is set by you! Details on radiouxa.atari8.info.

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Added by: xray


2006-10-11

Pr0be and his company have finished and released the preview of a new game: Crownland - a platformer similar to Giana Sisters and Super Frog.

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2006-10-09

On the atari.online.pl an updates' listing appeared - the summary of all games that have been added to the directory within last months. It's nice to see so many Atarians helping to improve the archive. Thanks to all and please continue supporting me.

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Added by: Kaz


2006-10-02

A new version of Ataridim 2.05 beta - tool for work with Atari disk image files XFD and ATR. More on Raster site.

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Added by: Jurgi/Tristesse


2006-10-02

Beta SpartaDOS X 4.39RC has been released. This version supports up to 15 (A-O) disks with capacity up to 32 MB and 512-bytes sector size. Detailed changelog and files may be downloaded from the project's site: trub.atari8.info.

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Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


2006-09-28

A new version of Atari800MacX 3.4.2. New Features and Bug Fixes:
- Added pulldowns to the Media Status Window which allow the user to control machine type, screen scaling, screen width, and artifacting from there in addition to using the menus or keyboard,
- Added the ability for the emulator to remember what media was present (disks, cassette, and/or cartridge) when it quit, and restore them the next time it starts up. This is added as a checkbox to the Boot Media panel of the Preferences,
- Add the ability to enable/disable keyboard joystick emulation with the Cmd-J keypress (also in the Control menu), so that you can switch between the joysticks and normal keypresses easily,
- Added ability to control emulation speed from 10-300%, as opposed to either 100% or Full Speed. There is now a slider on the Atari panel of the Preferences,
- Added the Break key to the Function Key window, for those with International laptop keyboards which might not have had the other keys,
- Fixed bug where Mouse Emulation modes were not working properly,
- Fixed issue with International and Dvorak keyboards where Command key combinations were not being released properly, and keys were missed, or keyboard joysticks did not work correctly.

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Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


2006-09-27

The date of the biggest Slovak meeting: Forever 8 is now announced. The event will take place in Trencin, on the 16-18th of March, 2007. The party place is not certain yet. Entrance fee: 250 Sk. It is possible to sign up and book a mattress.

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Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


2006-09-27

New ASMA 3.1. We've got: 188 new sounds, new players: ASAP, mmSAP, SapEMU and ASMADB - online database with searchable musics, authors and playlists creating.

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Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


2006-09-18

There is a new version of xunzip 2.1 - a ZIP, TAR, GZ and TGZ (TAR.GZ) archives depacker. A bug that made impossible using options I, D, S has been fixed, and also xunzip supports timestamps since this version.

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Added by: Epi/Tristesse


2006-09-15

Today's proposal: photos from events XzentriX 2006 in Seeshaupt/Germany and Buenzli 15 in Winterthur/Switzerland. Taken by Twh, some may remember him from Lato Ludzików 2002 CP.

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2006-09-09

On Kaz's site you can find new graphics by Gonzo.

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2006-09-05

The atari.online.pl seems to be the most active Atari site lately... Kaz made another interview, with Radosław "Karol" Karolak, an author of known Polish text game Professional Killers.

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Added by: Jurgi/Tristesse


2006-09-03

Immoderated in reviewing and interviewing Karol "Charlie Cherry" Wiśniewski strikes again! This time he tells about the Inny Świat game, one of the few Role-Playing Games for Atari, and probably the only one Polish RPG. I must admit, that Karol has showed a way into another world so clearly, that I've been tempted for a longer play... I suppose, that RPG fans will be even more contented.

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2006-08-30

Yet another review presented on atari.online.pl. This time Jarosław "Jar-eck" Bednarz has written about Lemmings-like games for Atari 8-bit. Our compy is probably the only one with so many clones of this game... And we all had crying, when the original game wasn't released for our beloved machine. :>

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Added by: Jurgi/Tristesse


2006-08-29

The atari.online.pl site brings us another interview. This time Paweł Mikołajczak has been interviewed by Marcin "Stryker" Wojciechowski and Michał "Dracon" Garbaciak. Paweł is know as authos of some Atari XL/XE games: Helix, Zbir, Magia, Jaffar, Janosik. You may also look at Paweł's Illusion Games website.

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Added by: Jurgi/Tristesse


2006-08-27

Release 4 of Memo Pad is ready for downloading. I fixed the bugs seen on Windows 98SE where the Atari font and the Open Recent files were failing to load. I have also added support for handling "drag-and-drop" files. To see the full list of changes and to download the latest release visit http://joyfulcoder.com/software/memopad.

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2006-08-24

New mmSAP 1.2, small SAP player for GNU/Linux appeared. New version is forked into two variants: ALSA and SDL. Also preferences dialog added. More details and download on the mmSAP homepage.

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Added by: Jurgi/Tristesse


2006-08-24

Today Kaz decided do remind us some articles from the former e-zin Wirtualny Komputer. The magazine were published in the years 1999-2002. One of the redactors, Łukasz Bubel, was (and still is) Atari fan, so there were some Atari and Atari games related articles. Now, thanks to atari.online.pl we can read them again (in Polish only). As a bonus we can find Łukasz's story for fantasy/RPG fans.

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2006-08-23

The atari.online.pl site comes back to life after holiday rest. Gonzo started to work again and create some new Graph2Font pictures. Mainly still inspired by the summer rest, but we've got also some conversions from C64. Of course all are downloadable.

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Added by: Jurgi/Tristesse


2006-08-22

Vega has released the last working version of Yie Ar Kung Fu. Last beacuse of giving up on some vicious error causing the game to lock up after players' presentation. Thus it's strongly recommended to run the game under emulator. Requirements: 320 kB of RAM, good joystick.

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2006-08-21

Release 3 of Memo Pad, the ATASCII file viewer and converter for Windows, is ready for downloading. In this release I have added preferences for changing the format of the byte offset and byte values displayed in Binary view mode.

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Added by: Eric Parent


2006-08-21

Mads Assembler 1.7.4 released. This version includes really many changes, fixes and improvements.

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Added by: Jurgi/Tristesse


2006-08-17

On the 1st to 3rd days of September the ByteFest 2006 will take place - a meeting for old conputers' users: Atari, Commodore, Apple, Amiga and even... Sharp MZ. The event will take place in the centre of Czech Prague. The presentations will be lead by - among others - Jan Krupka and... Wotnau!

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2006-08-14

Luckily new, thirteen issue of Alive magazine appeared. The mag is targeted for ST(e) users, but also little atarians will find somenthing to read, I recommend event reports: Atariada, Noise, Atari Connexion, Outline, BFP. Not everywhere XL/XE appeared, of course, but every relation is interesting.

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Added by: Jurgi/Tristesse


2006-08-14

Good news for all Raster Music Tracker fans. New version of this composer, 1.24 is now available. Changes includes bugfixess, new options, mouse-wheel support, bookmarks, changes in the main routine and new RMT Player 1.06. Of course there are some new songs too. Detailed changelog on Raster's homepage.

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Added by: Jurgi/Tristesse


2006-08-12

Today we have the 25th anniversary of the IBM PC standard - the first IBM PC computer was introduced on August 12, 1981. The PC World site announced The 25 Greatest PCs of All Time ranking, made by it's editors. What's important: they look not only at IBM PC standard, but at the personal computers of really all time. What it has to do with Atari? Of course, it has something! The 14th place was taken by Atari 800, designed by great Jay Miner. Part game machine, part productivity enhancer, the $999 Atari 800 was the first home computer to feature a custom video coprocessor in addition to its CPU, which was the same 8-bit 6502 used in the Apple II.
The 7th place was taken by Commodore Amiga 1000, produced by Atari's biggest rival, but designed again by Jay Miner. And the very winner is Apple II. Detailed ranking in PC World's article: The 25 Greatest PCs of All Time.

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Added by: Jurgi/Tristesse


2006-08-12

TeBe/MadTeam released two new versions of XL Paint Max. Version 2.5 is the generic version; version 2.6 is optimized for speed and has some extra functionality (ability to undo the undo), but is written for 65c816 CPU only.

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Added by: Jurgi/Tristesse


2006-08-11

Another new Polish game we have! :D As it was announced before, Arkadiusz "ArSoft" Lubaszka and Michał "stRing" Radecki, respawned not long ago on the Atari scene, created new logic game - Klony. The game's gain is to clone cells with genetic material (very modern subject) and beat an opponent, who is trying to do the same. We need to pass 30 levels, randomly chosen from the 60 existing. Links: a story on atari.online.pl, the Klony game (in two versions: for DOS II+/D and for MyDOS, should work with HDD), map with all game levels, bells from the game, music from the game (in SAP format) and game movie trailer. Ough, there something for everyone!

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2006-08-11

We all have holidays now; sun, lakes, seaside, girls... or wife, sometimes. But atari.online.pl site is working! There are some new stuff there.
Karol "Charlie Cherry" Wiśniewski done an interview with Arkadiusz "Gizmo" Łukszo. Do you remember such old games as Warsaw Tetris, Battle Ships and Ortografia? Yes, they have been done by Gizmo.
Thanks to the Mr.Bacardi and Homesoft, who unprotected the game, atari.online.pl contains the Inspector game in the original ATR format. And Michał "Grey" Michałowski has scanned the original instruction manual, so there is a full set (along with the game's review, published before) - we may say.

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2005-12-15

The internet archive of the Page 6 / New Atari User magazine has been updated some time ago. What's new:
- a new look,
- added Page 6 issue 29,
- added Page 6 Discussion Forum,
- added More Music 1, More Music 2, More Music 3 and More Music 4 to the XL/XE Library.

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Added by: Bostjan Gorisek


2005-12-14

A new service, with the all-telling name has been created: Atari Page. It's author is Nailer. There are over 350 games for download from the site. The number of them is expected to be greater soon.

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Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


2005-12-09

Peter, with a help from Simi had updated the first level's map for the Twilight World game.

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Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


2005-12-08

Are you looking, dear Atarians, for an oldschool X-Mass gift? Just look at the gadgets from The 1982 Atari Club Christmas Catalog! I won't guess your choice, but I'm on this scarf and the hat...

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Added by: Jurgi/Tristesse


2005-12-01

In spite of those, who know better, I was right again according to the winter meeting organisation. It seems, that there is demand for such a event, buy surely not in Opalenica. I've offered 6 possible due dates. Only 8 to 15 persons have a williness for participation. I admit: I was surprised, I've expected about at least 20-25 certain declarations. So, the Last 2005 subject is definitively closed. If someone still wants the party - has to do it by himself, good luck.

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Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


2005-11-20

At least, we know the date of the Forever 7 copy party: March the 17th-19th, 2006. This, probably the biggest in Europe, multi-8bit-party will take place, as usual, in Trencin/Slowakia. The event is organised by the ZX Spectrum group ZeroTeam, the Atari co-organiser is -XI-/Satantronic. You may expect the strong representation of Tristesse group there!
Update: On the official Forever 7 site there is possibility to to submit a wish to presence on the party. At the moment the Polish atarians are leading group. And we're sure - they still will be! :)
Update #2: Our band have been here already! Screen by Mikey/NG.

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Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


2005-11-18

A new version of MagoTrans 1.5 by Pajero/MadTeam. Changes:
Only for C:
- no program ending error,
- remembers directory path,
- decoding into CAS through AUDIO input.

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Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


2005-11-17

On grayscale.scene.pl has appeared my new music "Gwoopiesek", it's mp3, but it is my arrangement from my Atari melodies. I invite cordially and I salute.

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Added by: X-Ray


2005-11-15

Who hasn't dreamed about an Atari XL/XE laptop? Benjamin J. Heckendorn also was dreaming about something like that... So he made it! His Atari 800 XE Laptop, except that it looks beautiful, has following features:
- size: 11 3/8" x 7 1/2" x 2",
- based on the Atari XEGS model,
- removable Compact Flash as "hard disk" with MyDOS 4.53,
- powered with NiMH battery pack and a charger,
- full sized keyboard,
- built-in joypads and joystick ports,
- easy cursor control,
- and a beautiful mix of wood grain and brushed aluminium!
I recommend you to see the photos and read "how it was done".

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2005-11-14

New, fixed version of SD-Load - a SpartaDOS executable files loader. There are versions: one for 6502 and two for 65c816 - 8-bit and 16-bit.

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Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


2005-11-10

I was not going to develop DOS Control anymore, but the more time I have, the more frequently I think about the fixes From the ideas I come to the acts and so the next version (1.4) of a tool for DOS Control 2.xx - Sector Edit has seen the daylight. More details on the Dial's site.

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Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


2005-11-07

Now we can publish XunZip 2.0, by Epi/Tristesse and 0xF/O.S. - an entry for ABBUC Software Contest 2005.

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2005-11-07

A new Mads 1.6.7 version.

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2005-11-06

There are already photos from the first day of the Vintage Computer Festival 8.0 in California, which took place this weekend. Photos' author is Bill Kendrick. We recommend you a curiosity: Solaris running on the Atari 2600 ;). Also a working model of Babbage's difference machine is worthy a look.

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Added by: Jurgi/Tristesse


2005-11-01

Another photos from JHV 2005. Authors: Bernd Herale, Ernest Schreures, Hartmut Flemming, Ruth Albus and WASEO.

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2005-11-01

As clock strikes the hours, we use to say:
Oh, time is passing so fast - no, we are the passing ones.

Stanisław Jachowicz (1796 - 1857)

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2005-10-31

S/XEGS RAMCART 128KB by C.P.U. This Atari XE/XL cartridge made by Raster & Bob!k / C.P.U. makes possible to load, keep and run most of existing Atari XL/XE cartridge games or other special software. It has memory 128 KB SRAM powered by Atari computer or by one small 3V battery when the computer is turned off. Info and complete production documentation: here.

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Added by: Raster/C.P.U. & Bob!k/C.P.U.


2005-10-28

The results of ABBUC Software Contest has been just announced (at last). Here they come:

1st place: Cubico by Fandal, points: 383, prize: 500 Euro
2nd place: Monex by Mato Simi, points: 364, prize: 250 Euro
3rd place: Laser Blaster by Mato Simi, points: 357, prize: 125 Euro
4th place: Joe`s Adventure by Piotr Wisniewski, points: 337, prize: 75 Euro
5th place: Stroq by Carsten Strotmann and Winfried Piegsda, points: 323, prize: 50 Euro
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6th place: Cervi 2 by Raster / Radek Sterba, points 321
7th place: Xunzip 2.0 by Epi, points 309
8th place: Inglenook Rangier Puzzle by Florian Dingler, points: 266
9th place: Outside Adventure by Thorsten Helbing, points: 245
10th place: FranzĂśsische WĂśrter 2 by Dieter Gretzschel, points: 234
11th place: Waseo Inhalts Kreator by Thorsten Helbing, points: 216
12th place: Fly over Floor by Thorsten Helbing, points: 203

As we may see, Czech and Polish coders have showed them... Slavonic Power. :)

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Added by: Jurgi/Tristesse


2005-10-27

New versions of some already known programs: CP v.1.0, MagoTrans 1.3 and TAR v.1.2 have been released last days.
Update: TAR v.1.3.
Update #2: MagoTrans v.1.4.

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Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


2005-10-24

There are first photos (by Erik Kiemel and TXG/MNX from the JHV 2005 in Herten/Germany. The event was also noticed by the local press. There was also a celebration of the ABBUC's 20th anniversary. Our congratulations!

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2005-10-21

A new version of Tar 1.1 by Draco.

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2005-10-20

MatoSimi has published new version of his Monex v1.1 game. Changes:
- game now works on NTSC systems too - screen was bouncing (thanks to Randy Pearson for bugreport),
- fixed ingame-bug (thanks to Fandal for bugreport) which causes this: when you destroy tiles which are all in first (the most top) line, non valid tile is created (this tile will be corrected in next move),
- press SHIFT in titlescreen to see version info.

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Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


2005-10-15

As we know from the well informed sources, there is a progress in the work over TRS-Desktop: the GUI for Sparta DOS X and for the HDD users. As we know - such inventions have rather big hardwate requirements. Main features of the new software are:
* Maximal number of available desktops is 20 - each stored in the *.dsk file.
* Each desktop fully configurable, free icons placement, each shortcut runs the program stored on the HDD partitions D1:-D9:
* Separate workdir (D:) for each executed program, so EACH program works separately.
* Context menu, or - very popullar nowadays - window menu with configs and mostly useful things.
* ARCCLOCK support - current time is showed in the bottom left corner. R-Time8 is not supported for now.
* Support for: amigamouse, atariSTmouse (one-button mode) and Atari Trak-BALL - 2 buttons. 2-button mouse (trackball) emulation mode. Joy support for obvious reasons will not be implemented (there is an option - "write it by yourself" :)
* The Program runs both normal executable files and special desktop programs.
* The whole thing works in "gr8" mode, text is displayed in 80 column mode.
* The program is written in TURBO-BASIC with small machine code support - but it makes no troubles with the main nervous system - as it happens in the case of other this type leading products.
* With the standard SDX filesystem ramdisk presence is strongly recommended - preferably this one written for 65c816. The ramdisk driver recognizes the CPU type.
* Bluescreens implemented.
* The program is fully Grzybson-proof :) - I mean it will be distributed in the compiled version.

Authors: main program: Epi/Trs, Pin/Trs, help: Draco/ind. - sdx loader, Trub - cdplay, Xan/Trs - some icons.

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2005-10-03

Another part of photos from East 2005, this time by Mikey/NG.

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2005-10-02

Hi girls and guys!

We've got some surprises for you.

First:

We really enjoy visiting various demoparties and we like active sceners who also visit the same parties as we do. So, for this reason we decided to support this people who attended some of the our chosen party by LOWER ENTRANCE FEE!

We decided to offer lower entrance fee for all of you who attended (payed entrance fee) at these demoparties:

Outline 2005: 12 Euros (for keeping tradition)

QuaST Party 2005: 9 Euros (probably our most favorite party where we always meet the nicest people)

Forever 2e3 2006: 3 Euros (8-bit party where we meet the coolest Atari XE/XL, C64 and ZX maniacs)

As you can see the more present party you visit the lower entrance fee you get. Also please note if you want to visit both Forever and Noise you will pay FEWER money as at standalone visit of Noise party.

This privilege fee applies for one person only and for all four days of Noise party duration.

Second:

ALL the money we'll get from entrance fee will be used for (and only for) PRIZES in the each competition where the division will look as follows:

Falcon compos: 40% of overall the sum (for the first place we guarant at least 100 Euros)

ST compos: 20% of the overall sum (for the first place we guarant at least 50 Euros)

XL/XE compos: 30% the of overall sum (for the first place we guarant at least 80 Euro)

WARNING! In the each competition will be ofcourse more prizes by our sponsors... and this is not the end, we've got some surprises still hidden... stay tuned...

Your Noisy Team.

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2005-10-02

First photos from East 2005. Party visitors: Dely, Laoo, Mazi, Miker, Mikey, Wilson. Organizators: Havoc, Grubshy, McMaster with Ewelina and Yezus.

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2005-09-29

Mark Grebe has just released new version - 3.0 - of Atari800 MacX emulator, which is obviously the port of known Atari800 for Apple Mac computers. The main novelties are: printer emulation, OpenGL acceleration, extended documentation. The detailed list of changes, fixes and improvements is pretty long and may be found on the project's site. The new version is also released under new license: now the Atari800 MacX is donationware program. The MacOS X 10.2 is required, the 10.4 suggested.

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2005-09-29

A new version of MagoTrans 1.1 by Pajero/MadTeam. Changes:
only for C:
- WAV to CAS conversion,
- CAS file information.

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Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


2005-09-21

A new Mads 1.6.5. Changes:
- added new switch '-3' that enables faster 3-pass (instead of 4-pass) assemblation,
- fixed declared structures processing in the MADS' memory, the appearance sequence has now no meaning,
- added possibility to join any number of listing lines into one row with the '\' sign.

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2005-09-19

First photos from Unconventional 2005 by Carsten Strotmann.

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2005-09-12

Dear sceners and friends of demoscene! We are happy to announce you the official Easter Atari Demoparty 2006 called Noise which will held, very untraditionally, in Slovakia! Our goal is to finally join both 8bit- and ST/Falcon-scene in one big party and support each competition with decent prizes like in the past...
More information you can find at our website, where you can tell us your interest, opinions and where you can find some basic facts about the party itself. The website will be regular updated, we're going to bring you information about each competition, party program, prizes for winners, travel maps etc... So, stay tuned and tell us what do you think! Your Noisy team.

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2005-09-12

Retro ComputerDag in Apeldoorn/Netherlande is over. First photos from this party was published: by Mr Atari, Rene and Wolfgang Burger/ABBUC.

Update: Pictures from The Knagge Zone.

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Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


2005-09-12

Creaxin1 is new freeware PC Win9x tool. It make possible to create package of Atari programs/games, which will be stored in S/XEGS RAMcart 128KB by C.P.U. Title Creaxin1 comes from Create X in 1. It means this tool creates ROM image or Atari executable feeder program for X programs in one cartridge. More here.

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Added by: Raster/C.P.U.


2005-09-07

A new version of FDisk II 2.2 by Draco.

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Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


2005-09-07

A new version of Graph2Font 3.8.3.6 and Mads 1.6.4.

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Added by: TeBe/MadTeam


2005-09-06

The ABBUC has announced the full list of Software and Hardware Contest 2005 entries. This year two programs from Poland are included: Xunzip 2.0 and Joe's Adventure, both by Epi/Tristesse. In the hardware category the USB Cartridge is backed as the favorite. The full list may be found here and here. The conclucion will be in only 10 days on the Unconventional 2005 meeting!

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2005-09-05

After another few months, we can see the second part of movie from Silly Venture 2004 by Dely. To be continued. Download from Azbest's ftp.

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2005-09-04

Ekranownia site is updated. The games on letter "B" have been added.

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2005-09-02

Last year McMaster said: the East party will not be held next year, but if you would like come, it will be. Now, his announcements came true. East Party will be held, although a bit earlier than usual: from September, the 30th, to October, the 2nd. The place remains the same: Mońki, near the Białystok, Poland.

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2005-08-29

Jaskier/Taquart has just finished and published the final version of our beloved emulator Atari800WinPLus - version 4.0. This is the final of my year's work on perfectioning the emulator - as the author sais.

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2005-08-29

A new utilities for KMK/JŻ hdd interface: FDISK II 2.1 (update!),KMK/JZ Diag 1.1 and IDE Bios 1.9. More info on Draco's site in download section.

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2005-08-25

A new logical game by MatoSimi: Monex.

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2005-08-22

On the 20th of August our fellow Cobra went married. We want to greet just married: Kasia Dąbrowska and Krzysztof Wężyk and wish them all the best. And we are waiting for them to visit next copy-party in the full squad. With the little Snake! ;)

Update: On the same day our copy-parties habituĂ?: Vitek get married with Klementyna! All the wishes (and expectations...) are for this married too. :)

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2005-08-22

RMT 1.21 tracker with enhanced mouse control etc. You can get it from the RMT website:
Changes in RMT 1.21:
- Enhanced mouse control:
  * Set cursor position in trackedit area, songedit area, instrument parameters / envelope / table area, info / speed area.
  * Octave selection by mouse (click to "OCTAVE x-y" text).
  * Volume selection by mouse (click to "VOLUME x" text). (Also you can turn on/off "respect volume" option there.)
  * Instrument selection by mouse (click to "XX: instrument name" text).
  * Envelope GO/LEN parameter setting area (click to mouse L/R button).
  * Table GO/LEN parameter setting area (click to mouse L/R button). (Areas' locations - see the screenshots.)
- New hotkeys:
SongEdit:
  * Enter ... Exit from SongEdit section.
  * Home ... Move cursor to first songline.
  * End ... Move cursor to last songline.
  * PageUp ... Move cursor 4 songlines up.
  * PageDown ... Move cursor 4 songlines down.
- New option in Config dialog (menu View - Configuration):
  * Don't use hardware soundbuffer (default is off).
  (Maybe it could help if you have some system sound related problems.)

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2005-08-18

Peter has managed to finish the map for the Świat Olkiego game.

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2005-08-17

Last time uncovered ones from lost game-cart prototypes for 8-bit Ataris: conversion of Sinistar, Williams Electronics's arcade hits. More info you find at AtariAge forum and at AtariProtos.

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2005-08-16

A new, 7. beta version of Atari800Win PLus 4.0. Changes:
- changes in the "threaded emulation" option,
- removed problems with HELP, START, SELECT, OPTION and BREAK keys,
- small other changes in user interface,
- better installer,
- zlib library updated to version 1.2.3.

More on project site.

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2005-08-15

Mr. V and ABBUC would like to invide all Atari and Classic Computer Fans to the Unconventional 2k5 as every year, also this time in Lengenfeld/Germany near the Czech border.

Date: Friday 16th September to Sunday 18th September.

Start is in the Night from Thursday to Friday, 00:00. If you arrive late in the Night from Thursday to Friday, please send us an E-Mail to uncon_(at)_strotmann.de.

Three days if creative computing, programming, games and competitions, barbecue and a lot of FUN! Some highlights:
* news on the USB Project
* presentation of the ABBUC Software competition programs
* new games and demos, Team Gaming, on our BIG CINEMA MOVIE WALL
* Computer Game Competitions
* Presentation: Projekt VolksForth, a unusual powerful programming System on Atari ST, Atari XL/XE, MS-DOS, Amstard CPC, Apple II, Apple 1 Replica, Commodore C64, C16, C116 Plus4
* Crash Course Training: Forth Programming
* C-One Reconfigurable Computer and Jeri Ellsworth presentation on the BIG SCREEN
* Live outdoor game (resembling an classic Computergame)
* even more we don't know today :)

ATARI 8Bit, but also ATARI ST, Lynx, Portfolio, Archimedes, C=64, PC Demo Coder, Amstrad CPC, CP/M, Gameboy and all hardware that is fun to play with. UnCon 2005 is open to all Systems (but bringing a PC with SCO Unix is a call for trouble Smile).

Entry to all three days is free.

We expect people from all over Europe.

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2005-08-05

A new tune called Forever by our fellow BeWu/GrayScale appeared. The tuna has been writen as an entry for QuaST Party msx compo, but wasn't exposed. But, what's more important, BeWu just comes back! More detail on the GrayScale page.

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2005-08-05

On the Peter's page some new maps appeared: Świat Olkiego (unfinished), Tarkus and the Orbs of Doom, Terminator and Upiór.

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2005-08-02

Xebec's Demise has announced an interesting competition for the the players and Alternate Reality: The City game fans. You just have to gain the highest level with no cheating... You need to be registered on the Atari Age forum to participate. So, if You want to pick up chellenge please loook at the competition topic with rules, tips and current players ranking; and the general game topic. The documentation will make playing easier for the beginners.

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2005-08-01

New beta 1.43 version of Atari++ emulator by Thomas Richter - Thor has been released. There are sources and win32 binaries to download. 1.43 is the current stable release. Please see the Atari++ official page.

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2005-08-01

We have now most of the stuff from the QuaST Party 2005. It's almost everything now except Animkomials' demo, which works only with New Device storages. We'll upload it as soon, as the authors will send us fixed version, so stay tuned and check for updates.

There are also first photos and movies from our beloved party. We may see so far:
- photos and movie taken by Solo/NG and some photos by van Eijk - the organiser,
- photos taken by Krap, and the same contens in the ZIP archive,
- photos and movies by Messiah (widely known as Meśka), and the same contens in the ZIP archive,
- all photos taken by van Eijk - in high and low resolution,
- WAV files with the voice of Miker, recorded by Jad,
- additionally you may look at the gfx compo entries screenshots. Some of them are also available in the Graph2Font gallery.

Stuff from the party has appeared on the ftp.pigwa.net (old atari.art.pl) server. So, we can now reach photos and movies from the event and stuff from the compo, including the entries for mp3 compo. The winner tune of msx compo: Epi's Szczwany plan, originally in the neo format, is now also available as mp3 track.

Last updated: 2005-08-08, 19:01

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2005-07-30

Live relation from Orneta. The compos of the QuaST 2005 will be performed in few minutes. From a well informed source we've got the list of compo entries. Music: Creature, Tanguage, Łańóś, Szczwany Plan; graphics: Senność, Heart, Flymeat, Oueeye, Atarian; demos: Grzybson Intro 6, Life2Back (Animkomials), Maze (Zelax) and Lamerz Attack 2 (Mad Lamer). The compo results and more information should be know soon.

Update: 2005-07-31, 2:02 - The competition results:

MSX Compo:
1. Szczwany Plan (Epi/Tristesse) - 313 p.
2. Łąńóś (Yezus/SSG) - 291 p.
3. Creature (Miker/bjb/NG) - 286 p.
4. Tanguage (BLB/Cobra) - 249 p.

GFX Compo:
1. Senność (Vidol/Autovidol) - 353.p.
1. Atarian (Dracon/TAQUART) - 353 p.
3. Rebirth (Born/LaResistance) - 344 p.
4. One Eye (Dely/Blowjobb^Taquart) - 326 p.
5. Flyheart (Dely/Blowjobb^Taquart) - 303 p.
6. Heart (Havoc) - 152 p.

Demo Compo:
1. Maze (Zelax) - 403 p.
2. Life 2 Back (Animkomials) - 248 p.
3. Grzybson Intro 6 (Grzybson) - 168 p.
4. Lamerz Attack 2 (Atari Lamerz Team) - 164 p.

Update: 2005-08-08

MP3 Compo:
1. Refuse (Bio-mech)
2. Algida returns to ibiza (Room 101)
3. Starlet 6 (French love)

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2005-07-27

After a looong waiting we've finally awaited the update of the Atari.Online.PL site - one of the biggest services with games for Atari 8-bit. Today's update has been sponsored by letters Z, X, Y, V, W, U and digits 0-9. Also the page code has been improved a bit.
The update has became possible after Zyga had been found. The shocking circumstances of finding him among the Afghan Talibans has been described by Kaz.

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2005-07-27

New Graph2Font 3.8.3.5 has been released. The changelog:
- added possibility to to turn the Grid on in Zoom mode (Ctrl+G), also possible: changing the grid color, size and transparency with the cursor keys,
- removed a bug with chars edition (ALT+S -> CHARSET),
- added new tab in main menu: 'Special',
- added a possibility to not using constant declarations in generated ASM files (Special -> ASM const labels [check/uncheck]), this option is set on by default,
- added optimalisation of saved PMG objects, eg datas of not used sprites are ignored,
- under 'Special' tab added new option: 'Memory location' which allows to set manually memory location for charsets, display memory, ANTIC's display list etc,
- added new switch 'Lock color' in the 'Edit Colors' window, which allows to block each-scanline-color-change detection, useful to force color change before the raster changes,
- in Preview=GFX added possibility to skip 'SELECT' option with ESCape key, in previous version there waa a need to change drawing mode.

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2005-07-26

Jaskier/Taquart has served us a surprise before the QuaST meeting and has released new version of the well known emulator: Atari800WinPLus 4.0 beta 6. Changes:
- Added ability to process emulation in another thread, what should decrease bothersome sound playing breaks. Warning! Because both the Atari800 core and it's graphic shell are completely not adapted to the multithread work, this option is highly experimental! Becase of some unexplained problems in the fullscreen mode the emulation is always in one thread.
- Removed problems in color palette configuration (present since the previous version).
- The LABELS option i debugger is now able to read label files from the new X-Assembler and Mad-Assembler.
- Added support for 2 carts in AtariMax format.
This fixes deplete the list of known bugs, so we may expect the final version in a month and other features from the wishlist will be introduced later. More information on the project's page.

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2005-07-26

Pasiu & Voy launched a new page about new, still being developed, turbo card for Atari XL/XE. It was facetious called New Unnamed Pasiu's Turbo until now, but it's new, temporary codename is Project F7. The card is almost independent computer with 65c816 CPU running at 14 MHz clock, that can take control over Atari circuits. The card is composed of:
- W65c816 processor,
- MCC - Main Card Controller: Clock Manager/Waitstate Generator, AtariBus Driver,
- MMU - Memory Manage Unit: RAM, ROM, HPU - Hardware Protect Unit.
- External expansion bus: Harddisk Controller.
The entire system is almost 100% compatible with the standard XL/XE. The project is still developed, so we may expect another ideas. More information and examples on the Project F7 official page (only in Polish).

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2005-07-26

Hmm, I've found an interesting topic on the Atari Age. Did you know, that some arcade machines were based on the 8-bit Ataris pcbs...? For example look at this article:
This game (...) is basically an arcade cabinet with an Atari 600XL computer inside. There is additional hardware that controls the length of time that you may play the game.

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2005-07-26

The Electric Escape site by Robert Jung has been strongly renovated lately - new design, register possibility etc. But, we are interested mainly in The Atari Bin section, when we may find the history of Atari corp. and lots of other curiosities. Worthy a look.

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2005-07-24

There are only few days left to the QuaST Party 2005. The party will start on the closest Thursday night and it will end on Sunday. This meeting is a special event, because for most of us (and for me, too) it's the 10th anniversary of the first journey to a copy party. Yes, so many years has passed! That was the first chance to see our friends, known only from the snail-mail. That was great experience! Try to remind an impression during the premiere of the Overmind, Back to Life, Out of Time or Joyride, crazy compos: coins throwing, hand wrestling, the article in Bajtek magazine... It's only a pitty, that so many of those who had declared an eternal Atari loving, has withdrawn so easily...

At first I was going to remind you my photos from the QuaST '95. Unfortunatelly, most of them are missing. So, I suggest you to look at the - already seen - photos from last year, and recently shared photos from Radi.

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2005-07-24

Our Czech fellow, Fandal has written a new game - Bombex. The game participates in the MiniGame Compo 2005. The most interesting is that Bombex takes only 1 KB. Download it and see, what can be packed in such a size.
Perhaps someone else would like to compete in 1 KB or 4 KB game?

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2005-07-23

A new book came into market, a book that describes the history of the ancient conflict Atari vs Commodore. The Spectacular Rise and Fall of Commodore book targets mainly on the Commodore story of course, but Jack Tramiel and the conflict thread are so significant, that the subject should be interesting for all historicians and hobbyists of the Atari corp.

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2005-07-23

We want to remind you kindly about the deadline for the ABBUC Hardware Contest 2005 - a competition for the best harware/upgrade for the Atari XL/XE computers. The entries (hardware and documentation) have to be submited until August the 15th, 2005. The prizes are 500 euro and 100 euro, and pecunia non olet.
There's a bit more time to submit entries for the ABBUC Software Contest 2005 - a competition for the best utility or game for the Atari XL/XE. The deadline is set to August the 31st, 2005. The main prize is 500 euro too, and 250, 125, 75 i 50 euro for the subsequent places, respectively. Last year the winner was our fellow: TeBe/Madteam with the Dynablaster game.
Useful links:
- information on the ABBUC eV site,
- ABBUC Hardware Contest 2005 rules - in Polish, English and German,
- ABBUC Software Contest 2005 rules - in Polish, English and German.

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2005-07-22

This is just plain weird, yet another update? - said Curt Vendel, Atari Museum site author, himself. Didn't I say so? ;) What's new this time: updates articles about Atari 1450XLD, Atari 1400XL and the Atari 1060 CP/M Add-On Box system.

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2005-07-22

Kevin Savetz, known from the online archives of books and magazines (Atari Archives and Classic Computer Magazine Archive) set up a new site with books and handbooks related to the classic flight simulators. The FlightSimBooks.com page has started today with 11 fully scanned books (with the permission of their authors) dedicated to the flight simulators for such computers as Amiga, Apple, C64, IBM PC, Macintosh and of course Atari XL/XE and Atari ST. We can also find out many information about flying basics, flight technics and so on. All sorted by titles, authors, software and platforms, nothing more pleasant than just sit down and read.

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2005-07-21

It's like some kind of madness with all those site updates lately. There are another documents available on the Atari Museum site! This time it's huge amount od data about Atari 1450XLD - many fresh PDF files in this subject! Original specifications, plans, documentations, technical datas. The authos says, it's not the end...

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2005-07-20

And we have another July update: this time Atari 8-bit Forever site by Bostjan Gorisek has been updated. The games division has been massively extented (almost 1900 titles with screenshots and datas), the minor update has been done to the books division. Also the earlier updates (from April and May) are worthy a look, the changelog is too long to quote it here. I recommend you to take a look at the site, there are lots of interesting items and Bostjan announces another updates in the future.

Update: there are over 100 titles more in the games division, all with detailed data, additional links and screenshots. All screenshots are now in PNG format, instead of JPG. There are also some more minor changes in other divisions.

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2005-07-20

After a short break there are new informations on the Atari Protos site. The site's main goal is to describe the prototypes of Atari games and programs and compare them to the final versions. What's new, then? New games: Animated Puzzle, Decathlon, Pitfall, Keystone Kapers, Kaboom!, Megamania, River Raid and Super Cobra. And new utils: Atari Basic, AtariWriter and AtariGraphics.

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2005-07-20

Some new informations and documents from the history of our beloved corp. appeared on the Atari Museum portal.

AMY 1 is a digital, pipeline architectured, additive music synthesizer chip. There are 8 voices maximum assignable with a total of 64 harmonic oscillators, available in groups of two, for voice assignment. AMY 1 has 72 independent, piecewise linear envelope generators: 8 fundamental frequency envelopes and 64 harmonic amplitude envelopes.
A monster, not a music chip... that was to be placed in the Atari XE. Why it did not happen and what was it capable to perform, you may read in the article about Atari 65XEM There's also full AMY 1 documentation (in PDF format).

What else? In the article about Atari 1200XL there's a lot of information about Sweet 16 - as it was initially named (in PDF format).

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2005-07-18

Our latest news are usually very 'musique', hmmm. On the Music.GameboyMall.com site two new tunes with Atari in title have appeared: Ras Atari (by Linde) oraz Atari Love Song (by Kashioboy). Theese are chipmusic songs: compositions using oldschool synths. Both tracks are in MP3 format.

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2005-07-13

Not only Emkay experiments with new POKEY tones, Analmux does it too. Here we have the show of triangle waveform generated by POKEY: triangles.mp3. It's really triangles! The sound has been generated by Basic pokes. And here's this effect in the earlier Emkay's tune: violin triangles.mp3. The discussion on this topis takes mainly takes place on the AtariAge forum.

Update: Emkay asked for the notice, that because this tone genoration method (so called 'Hardsynth') does not use samples, the CPU usage is only about 5-7%, so it can be usen in games or demos. The replaing frequency is 50 Hz. There is also archive with tunes to be executed on the real Atari. Please notice: the sound may be not accurate on the emulators. Also POKEY emulation in RMT - according to Emkay's words - is not perfect, what makes impossible to use all it's features.

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2005-07-12

Slovak coder Martin �imeèek - MatoSimi has released fixed version of his logic game Laser Blaster (we've been writing about the first version in may). The game was sometimes hanging on the real Atari, now the code is fixed. If someone plays it, please download it here or visit author's page.

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2005-07-10

We've been writing already about Emkay's attempts to explore new, synthetic tones of POKEY. Now, there are more example tunes to listen. Two new tracks in MP3 format (recorded from the real thing of course): Turrican and Violin of Doom. Prepare not to listen to the composition, but rather to admire new, atypical sounds. There's a discussion on this subject in the respectice topic on Kohina forum.

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2005-07-09

Fading Twilight is the multi-part music collection prepared by The Sirius Cybernetics Corporation (TSCC) group from the Atari ST scene. But the collection is not limited to ST(e) compositions, it gathers tunes from all Atari systems (VCS/LYNX/XL/ST/FALCON/JAGUAR) and also non-atari tunes written by Atari musicians. There is now nineth part of this collection, with over 1000 tracks. So, please load and listen to FADING TWILIGHT - excerpt nine.

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2005-07-09

There is new, full version of KbMedia Player 2.40 - Japanese multiformat (circa thirty file types) player for Windows. Besides the most popular formats it plays many emulated chiptune music files, including Atari's SAP. It's also able to use Winamp plugins. It may be downloaded from the Kobarin page.
There is no English patch fot the moment (the program is only in Japanese :)), but there should be one in the future on this page, where such patches, created by VORC site team, may be found.

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2005-07-08

Draco started new project: Multi BASIC. It's the new Basic interpreter (compiler is also planned), with features of Turbo Basic XL and Basic XE. But it's main feature (and requirement) is the 65c816 processor support. The 6502 version is not planned. There is 0.1 preview version to download (ATR file or ARC archive).
Multi BASIC features:
- compatible with Turbo Basic XL - it's programs may be loaded with load command,
- compatible with Basic XE - it's programs may be loaded with enter command,
- MB works with Sparta DOS X and DOS II+/D command line,
- many commands functionality extensions (eg sound supports stereo),
- MB uses 65c816 abilities (24-bit addresses and so on) and linear memory,
- new, proprietary commands.

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2005-07-07

Richard F. Bannister has released Audio Overload in 2.0beta5 version. AO is chiptune player which supports many formats, including Ataris' SAP and YM. There are versions for the platforms: Mac OS X, Linux (32-bit and 64-bit) and Windows.
Changed: some engines replaced with new versions, CAB archive support, fixes in RAR depacker, some other minor fixes and improwments.
The player is downloadable from Bannister Software page. Windows version needs also mfc71.dll and msvcr71.dll files to be placed in the program directory or in the windows\system\.

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2005-07-06

New maps on Peter's site: Fort Apocalypse and Mr. Robot.

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2005-07-03

Our portal is now after a small lifting: banner is smaller, the font is bigger and the flags are now much nicer. Somewhere up there you see Hyde Park - you may use it as you wish. There are some new articles (only in Polish for now): reprints from Syzygy Magazine (copy party relations from the years '96 - '98) and game description written by Adept (Archon, Ghostbusters and others). More texts should be soon, English version is also planned.
There is also new division - bazaar with Atari hardware, where you may announce anything you want to buy, sell or exchange. Try it!

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2005-07-03

New, 52nd number of MyAtari.net magazine appeared. It's February issue. What's in the magazine - party relations: MyAtari's 4th birthday and Alternative Party in Helsinki. You may also submit your nominations to the forthcoming annual magazine's awards.

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2005-06-24

On the Peter's page some new maps appeared: Caverns of Eriban, Frank & Mark and Rycerz. So, there are 179 maps from 112 games so far.

Update:
Another 4 maps from Peter: Aurum, Electra, Fortress Underground and Master Head.

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2005-06-20

We've almost missed this program. Some time ago a new colour JPEG decoder and viewer for Atari XL/XE appeared: CpegView 0.1. The program, based on the C64's Juddpeg by Stephen L. Judd and Adrian Gonzalez, has been written by Raphael Espino. CpegView works in three graphic modes:
- 80x200 in 256 colours: 16 colours x 16 levels of grey (APAC),
- 160x200 in 64 colours: 16 colours x 4 levels of grey (C15),
- 320x200 in 32 colours: 16 colours x 2 levels of grey (C8).
Effects may be seen in the gallery, the program may be downloaded from project's page. Source code is available too. Please visit also author's main page and take a look on his other projects.

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2005-06-20

There is new thread at Atari Area forum relative to Quast Party 2005 voting system. If you are going to visit this party, we invite you to participate in discussion and polling.

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2005-06-18

43 days before the event, this year's QuaST Party official page has been updated. The motto of the meeting will be but our wives, girlfriends nad lovers went for the commodore party :). The event will begin on Thursday, July the 28th, 6 pm, and will be finished on Sunday, July the 31st, midday (although Eijk - the organizer says the party will start on thursday, July the 26th and finish on Sunday, July the 29th...). Entrance fee: 40 zł (15 for the prizes, 25 for the organisation), voting in compos: cups + sheets (as it was last year).

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2005-06-16

Dely/Taquart has just made first part of the movie from Silly Venture 2004 party available. Next parts, we hope, should be available soon.

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2005-06-15

Nori has updated his page with game dedcriptions and maps for 8-bit Atari. So, we've got descriptions for Miecze Valdgira and Wladcy Ciemnosci, descriptions and maps for Klatwa and Mozgprocesor, and pistes from Piekielko game.

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2005-06-12

Richard F. Bannister has released Audio Overload in 2.0beta5 version. AO is chiptune player which supports many formats, including SAP and YM. There are versions for the platforms: Mac OS X, Linux and Windows.
Changed: new RAR unpacker, some new formats supported, improwed MOD replayer, some improwments in the MAC version.
The player is downloadable from Bannister Software page. Windows version needs also mfc71.dll and msvcr71.dll files to be placed in the program directory.

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2005-06-10

The Project ICE has been dead for four years. If someone does not even remember what is that: 'ICE' stands for Internet Connectivity for Eight-bit Ataris, an attempt to force Atari XL/XE with PPP support and real internet connectivity. It would allow to write utilities like telnet, simple browser, e-mail and IRC clients for Atari.
After more than four years the author of the project, Ken Siders, decided to publish source code of ICE, hoping someone will find it useful (however, as he notices, there are a lot better attempts at TCP/IP available today).
More details and files are available on the project's homepage: Ken's Atari 8-bit Project ICE Page.

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2005-06-08

Surely many of you have been wondering, if the River Raid game has the end. We've managed to confirm that the game has one. Carol Shaw - author of the game - says: River Raid ends when you reach the maximum possible score, which is 1,000,000 on the Atari 2600, and 10,000,000 on the Atari 800 computer, if I recall correctly. I presume that the Atari 65XE uses the Atari 800 version. I know that people have reached the maximum score on the 2600, but I don't know about the 800. The levels are generated by a pseudo-random number generator, so theoretically at some level the game would start to repeat, but I don't know what level that would be.

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2005-06-08

Fandal released new demo, Tribute to Quorthon. Thomas "Quorthon" Forsberg, who left this world a year ago, was a mastermind of Bathory - widely known metal band.
The demo contains a sample, music and some photos in HIP format. It requires 320 KB of RAM. Authors: Frantisek Houra, Chris Martin, Marek Pesout.

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2005-06-07

An event memberlist and game compo results from H.A.T.Z. 05 appeared. There are also a number of photos: 1 and 2.

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2005-06-04

After about one year of delay, I prepared my first complete music archive. I hope that it contains almost all modules I have ever made with the use of little Atari computer. The archive is divided into subdirectories connected with my major program releases such as Voice of Silence collections. Every module exists in two versions - oryginal, native source format (CMC,DMC, TMC or MPT/MD1/MD8 module) and SAP format. The archive contains much more modules than ASMA 2.9 does. Have a nice listening!
Grayscale Project's homepage.

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2005-06-02

And we've got another update of Page 6/New Atari User magazine internet archive (we've written about it some time ago, I'll remind you only, that this is probably the only one 8-bit Atari magazine that was available for 18 years). What's new then?
- added Page 6 issue 27,
- the XL/XE Library updated with: Special Disks DS#76 - DS#152 (and so the set is now complete!), Enigmatix and 10-Print disks also added,
- added article by David P. Encill to the People section,
- amended the Contact page.
Great job, I must say and respect for the page maintainers!

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2005-06-01

Jaskier/Taquart has already finished and published his flagship project: Theta Music Composer 2.0 is now in final version. We had to wait a bit, but it was worthy waiting - it's probably the best music composer for Atari XL/XE computers. What we can get: ATR file with the program and some music files, ZIP archive with full sources, TMC1 to TMC2 file format converter, and a special keyset for emulator. See author's page, now the "Old work" division. :) What else may we expect in the future?

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2005-05-30

Chris Hutt, author of the Space Harrier to Atari XL/XE game conversion (we've written about it lately) has just published a short movie which shows the stage three of the game. Please visit the official project's site. The movie is in Xvid format.

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2005-05-30

Another photos from Retrogamers 2005 are on view.

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2005-05-27

Jaskier/Taquart, new developer of our beloved Atari800Win PLus has just published 4.0 beta 5 version of this excellent emulator. So, time to download and try quickly. Project's homepage is also worthy visiting for infos and sources.
Changes:
- emulator kernel has been upgraded to the 1.3.6 version, what means: new, although rarely used, graphis modes; screenshots in .png format; improved cassette recorder handling,
- function keys has been changed, so the sequence is respective to this one in original Atari: F1 - Help, F2 - Start, F3 - Select, F4 - Option, F5 - Reset,
- fixed problems with emulator status file loading (with screen refreshing),
- bug fixes in the advanced debugger,
- improved registered extensions checking,
- possibility to mount disks as read-only by default,
- some new options in the user interface.

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2005-05-23

New version of TeBe's Mads 1.6.2 has shown. Changes:
- better addressing reconition with data structures usage,
- added 'INIT_NMI.MAC' makro and respective fixes, allowing usage of this macro,
- added '65816.MAC' makro,
- fixed wrong addressing of 65816 opcodes when using Y register,
- added a possibility to declare a field with bigger size that DWORD (4 bytes) in the structure,
- new directive .GET allows to load file into Mads' memory and make calls to this,
- added possibility to use switch with '-' sign (previously only '/') when forwarding parameters to MADS.

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2005-05-23

Radek Sterba - Raster/C.P.U. has just finished new version of his tracker. Raster Music Tracker 1.20 is available on project's homepage, or here. There is also new (1.05) player for *.rmt files runable on Atari.

Changelog:
- Automatic notes' start-time quantization to the nearest beat during the real-time recording. (Note events incoming after half of beat are delayed and stored to the next track line.)
- "File - Export As" contains new type "ASM simple notation source (*.asm)". You can adjust a lot of options in dialog box will be showed there. It's useful for some easy music and/or sounds effects in your tiny programs - - example is in "/asm_src/simple/" directory.
- Some other small internal corrections.
Accessories:
- Atari RMT player RMTPL105.XEX (new version 1.05) is in "player" directory. (There is also short description in RMTPL105.TXT file.)
RMT routine changes:
- Some corrections and speed optimizations in RMT assembler routine. It is 6 bytes longer now, but quicker about 20 CPU cycles..
New songs:
- Song "ramaja.rmt" from Tatqoo/Taquart in "songs/tatqoo" directory.
- Song "itdoesnt.rmt" (It Doesn't Matter, raster/c.p.u., 2005)
- Song "paulthep.rmt" (Paul the penguin by radix, Atari version by raster/c.p.u., 2005)
- Song "cervi2.rmt" (Cervi2, by raster/c.p.u., 2005)
- Song "cubico.rmt" (Cubico music & sfx, Atari version by raster/c.p.u., 2004) in "songs" directory.

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2005-05-23

Eru/Taquart, author of the great Lepix, has developed a new tool: Lepicon. What's that, a new miracle, or sth? According to the author's words, it is a small tool to experiment with new graphic modes. It allows automatic generation of .xex files from .bmp files. Documentation is none, so please download and just experiment. Oh, the utility runs under MS-DOS. The source-code is also available.

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2005-05-22

Fox/Taquart has just finished new version of his XASM: 2.6.1 (for DOS/Windows) and 3.0.0 (for Win32/Linux).
Changes in the 2.6.1 version:
- "Arithmetic overflow" and "Division by zero" errors fixed,
- a minor assemblation bug fixed,
- errors for non-existing INC @ and DEC @,
- negative numbers fixed in the listing,
- this is the last version working in DOS.
Changes in the 3.0.0 version:
- rewritten from the x86 assembly language to the D programming language,
- no limits for the line length, number of ICLs, ORGs, IFTs and labels,
- Unix-style command-line options are supported,
- /e option is no longer supported,
- the label table is now sorted alphabetically,
- this one and all following versions will be available for both Win32 and Linux systems.
More details in the documentation and on the project homepage.

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2005-05-22

New, 51st issue of MyAtari.net has shown up, righ after the previous one.

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2005-05-20

It seems, that various Atari parties are just coming out of the ears, if there were only enough time and money. The organizers invites for the seventh Platariada party. Where: Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic. When: June the 17th-19th, 2005. Entrance fee: 50 Kc (Czech Crowns).
What's more, the organizers offer: a place for swimming, playing sports, sunbath and camp-fire burning (all for free). So, the event may be really cool.
On the official event page, beside the more details, we may found photos of the party place and it's neighbourhood, maps, and photos from previous issues of the party.

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2005-05-19

While Święty/Zelax emulates SID on Atari XL/XE with great success, Emkay tries to achieve similar effect using pure synths and a tracker (Raster Music Tracker). We may hear the result with Funny Step - Roundup MP3 file. This is pure POKEY, with no samples, and some instruments are just as from the rival's tale... When Emkay's ideas will appear in the new trackers (Emkay is not satisfied with present RMT and the new version is going to meet his demands) we may be really astonished.
More details may be found in the respective topic on Kohina forum.

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2005-05-19

Another retro-party is to be hold in the autumn. Multi-platform Retro Computertag will take place in the Apeldoorn, the Netherlands, on Saturday September the 10th, 2005. Party-place is "de Kayersheerdt" hall, near A1 highway.
Entrance is free for visitors, table reservation (in advance) for sell/exchange/collection show costs 5 euro.
Official event page seems to be not finished yet.

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2005-05-18

Another day, another news. Raster/CPU, with help of Fandal and Jindrousha has completed and published older, not available until now, issues of Flop magazine, from #1 up to #27. ZIP archive weighs 3.2 MB and may be downloaded from us of from the magazine page. There is also contens index for all 1-27 editions.

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2005-05-17

The Space Harrier game conversion for Atari XL/XE goes ahead! So, what's new? Chris Hutt, the author, had a problem with XEGS cartridge format, he decided to use, due to the "switch back bank on" bug. You probably remember, that the bug was fixed in the last version of the Atari800 emulator (yes, he was the one who reported it), but in the meantime Chris had changed the concept to use MegaCart format instead. There are of course many more bugfixes and improvements. Eg the graphics have been enhanced and partially redrawn, now it's more colourful (please refer to the official project page for both the changelog and the new screenshots). It seems, that the game will be real hit. But we have to wait for the final version.

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2005-05-16

After many battles Ekranownia Atari XL/XE has expanded with a search engine. There are also some new screenshots with 'T' letter - overall there are screens from 381 games. The page is maintained by VLX/Utopia.

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2005-05-16

New Serious #16 magazine by Dial group has been just released (in Polish only). Official site: www.serious-dial.atari.pl.

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2005-05-15

Comrade Stryker has just published on his FTP movie from QuaST Party '98 - event as much successful as unsuccessful, also named QuaPC by some people. This is an ancient history, but no one had a movie from this event till now. It's nice to give a look and to mention times, when we was young and handsome. The movie has been bagged by Mały/Sword, thanks to his sacrifice.

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2005-05-15

There is a new full-text book on the AtariArchives.org site. This time it's Computer Graphics Primer, published in the 1979. So, we see, that after 'a slack', the service is beeing developed again. We're waiting for another interesting items.

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2005-05-14

The third issue of ExtremeTech.com internet magazine contains an article The World's only 8-bit Atari Laptop. The magazine is not free, and acces to the article is a bit complicated, so we've prepared something easier to read (pages: 1, 2, 3). The article was written by Jamie Lendino and Sascha Segan in cooperation with Duddie.

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2005-05-14

Mmonoplayer.com site released Max/MSP enironment objects (plugins) which emulate various oldschool soundchips such as SN76489 (SMS), Gameboy, 2A03 (NES), TIA (Atari 2600/7800) and our beloved POKEY (Atari 5200/XL/XE). What is Max/MSP? It's a (commercial) graphical environment for developing audio, music and multimedia. Works both on Windows XP and Mac OS X. Never heared about Max/MSP? Me too. :) But you may download and try it.

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2005-05-13

Soundcards for C64 fans

Hungarian HardSID company has an unusual offer for old compys' lovers: MIDI soundcard equipped with original Commodore 64 soundchips. It may seems a bit eccentric, but the cards sales so well, that the company begins sales in the USA (not - as it was so far - in the Europe only).
HardSID devices are not for the 'oldschool' computer sound fans only, but also for those creating electronic music. SID chips - that were Commodore equipment - (in two versions: MOS 6581 and later 8580), offered excellent, analog tones in much higher quality than this one emulated on the modern soundcards. This - archaic nowadays - computer was very popular among the musicians in the '80s, e.g. Polish band Kombi, that was using C64.
HardSID offers various versions of the card - also the one with no SID chip, one can acquire the chip from this old compy laying in the attic. The most advanced version, in the Hungarian company offer is the card with both SID versions (6581 and 8580) for use in both Apple and PC computers. We have to pay from od 109 to 199 euro fro acces to this characteristic, legendary sound. Cards with no chip onboard are a bit less expensive.


Source: www.benchmark.pl.

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2005-05-12

New, jubilee 50 th issue of network zine MyAtari.net has shown up.

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2005-05-11

Another photos from Atariada 2005, taken by Michal HorkĂ?, are on view.

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2005-05-10

We have the real flood of productions from our Slavonic brothers from the south lately. Radek Sterba, also known as Raster/C.P.U. has just finished his new game for Atari XL/XE called Èervi 2 (in translation - 'Worms'). First version of the game was shown on Forever HEX copy-party, the game was released (according to the plan) on the last Atariada meeting. It is the multiplayer game, up to sixteen players, but in such case the game requires MultiJoy interface.

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2005-05-10

Another photos from SchreiersgrĂĽn 2005, taken by Harry Reminder, are on view.

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2005-05-09

Fandal (known from his great site with downloadable games and demos) has written new logic game, entitled Cubico. Authors: Code: Frantisek Houra/Fandal, graphics: Mario Krix/Emkay, music: Radek Sterba/Raster. Isn't it great recommendation? Downloadable from here, or from author's page. Break your brains!

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2005-05-09

Yesterday the Atariada 2005 has ended, there are already first photos from this meeting by Atari Klub ProstĂ?jov. Photos were taken by Honza 'Jaysoft' Krupky.

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2005-05-09

Martin �imeèek, also known as MatoSimi, after almost two years, has just finished his game Laser Blaster. This is another logic game for Atari XL/XE in Tetris manner. The music was composed by Greg/Tqa/Greyscale. The game may be downloaded from here, it is also included in the latest Flop magazine. On the author's page some more informatiom may be found, as well as the manual (in Slovak only) and screenshots. Enjoy.

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2005-05-09

Another issue of Czech disk magazine Flop appeared, this time with number 48. As usual it came on two sides of medium sized floppy disk and... what else, just read (only in Czech, of course...). The magazine has very interesting, hypertext interface. Respect for the authors for the impressive work. This issue (as well as previous ones) may be downloaded from the official Flop page. Also more informations may be found there.

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2005-05-04

TeBE/MadTeam has been celebrating the long weekend in his very own way. :) So, there are new versions of his 'flagship' programs: Graph2Font v. 3.8.3.0 and Mads v. 1.6.1.

Changes in new Graph2Font:
- removed a bug, which caused a G2F file to bo broken while saving, when a XEX file has been saved previously.
The program in full version and lite version may be found on G2F page.

Changes in new Mads Assembler:
- added new switch M for pseudo-opcode OPT M+ M-,
- added possibility to use 'white spaces' for pseudo-opcode OPT,
- added possibility to use labels with no preceding spaces, but ending with colon sign ':',
- new directives .DB (define byte), .DW (define word),
- added possibility to use rounded brackets when declaring routine's parameters, previously only the brace ones were allowed,
- added possibility to use rounded bracket in arithmetics expressions, previously only the square ones were allowed,
- new directives .ARRAY abd .ENDA allow to define one-dimension tables,
- new directives .LO(expression) and .HI(expression) allow to calculate the younger and older byte of expression, respectively,
- new directives .STRUCT and .ENDS allow to define data structure.
The examples how to use new functions are on the Mads page.

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2005-05-03

First photos from Vintage Computer Festival Europe 6.0 appeared. We may see some new Atari projects, such as Turbo Freezer XL 2005 and Atari USB Cart.

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2005-05-02

We already know the schedule of this year's Atariada meeting. The event is to happen on nearest Saturday, in the Hana restaurant, in Prostejow/Czech Republic. The meeting is organised by Zdenek Burian and Raster. Five years ago the event looked like that.

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2005-05-01

New version of Atari800 emulator, signed with 1.3.6 number, has been just released. Atari800 emulates our belowed Atari 800, 800XL, 130XE and the 5200 console on Unix, Amiga, MS-DOS, Atari TT/Falcon, SDL and WinCE platforms. The first version was created by David Firth in 1995, when he dropped the project, a group of volunteers took it over, creating it on the GPL license.

What's new in this version:
- different color palette used by default,
- PNG screenshots added,
- added sector counter and speedometer,
- F6 is Atari HELP key on Curses, Falcon and in X11,
- added missing combinations of ANTIC modes with GTIA modes,
- keyboard joystick works in more games (doesn't pause the game) in SDL,
- mouse joystick emulation works in X11,
- cassette loading by hardware registers (Ninja and Elektraglide are examples of games that load correctly now),
- blank boot ATR disk image can be created in the Disk Management menu,
- many small fixes and major source code clean ups.

Please visit the project's homepage.

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2005-04-28

After months od waiting new ASMA 2.9 - the biggest Atari XL/XE music collection in the SAP format - has shown. 69 new songs (1900 tunes overall) have been added, there are also many fixes. The compilation is done by PG.

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2005-04-26

Eijk has just announced the due date of this year's QuaST Copy Party. When: July, the 29th - 31th, a.D. 2005. Where: Orneta/near Olsztyn, in the northeast of Poland. Party place: as usual, City's Culture Centre.

Detailed arrangements are just the same as in the previous year (e.g. entrance fee, compo rules, voting system). More information, including the possibility of booking gadgets (party t-shirts, hats, maybe other) should be placed soon (as Eijk promises) on the meeting's official page.

So, it's time to reserve money and time, and no excuses :) - we are waiting for more guests from abroad.

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2005-04-25

This news is not really fresh, but... Since some time there is a full version of KbMedia Player 2.39 - multiformat (circa thirty file types) player for Windows. Besides the most popular formats it supports many emulated chiptune music files, including SAP. It's also able to use Winamp plugins. May be downloaded from the Kobarin page. What we may need more is the Enlish language patch (the program is Japanese and in Japanese). The patch was created by VORC site team.

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2005-04-25

On the Atari Archives page a full version of BASIC Computer Adventures book appeared. It seems, that after a long time the site has returned to it's activity. Waiting for more.

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2005-04-23

A new version of Graph2Font v3.8.2.8. has shown. Changes:
- added possibility to change size of yellow cursor in the 'Edit Screen', what means, that the number of copied, pasted and inverted chars may be changed too,
- added possibility to force change of the charset from the new row,
- added possibility to set picture row as 8 empty lines (PIXEL = 0),
- changed the way of marking areas for Edit Sprite, Colors, Moxe XY,
- fixed picture displaing for PIXEL=2 and GTIA=$40, so the 16-shade mode will not be turned on (as it was in the previous versions of G2F).

Update: Graph2Font v3.8.2.9 Fixed bug with entering Zoom in HiRes mode.

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2005-04-23

Dely and the AtariArea team announce the sixth 24H compo - code compo. The goal is to create the most fancy trainer for the Montezuma's Revenge game. The trainer may have not only the simplifications, but as many game modifications, intros and other gadgets as possible. File size is not limited, using extra memory is allowed. The entry have to run on Atari XL/XE with 6502 CPU.
The deadline is set to Sunday, April the 24th, at 18:00 (6 p.m.). The e-mail header's timestamp will be taken into account.
Some more details may be found in the respective topic in the AA forum.

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2005-04-23

On the Atari Archives site full versions of books: Artist and Computer and Compute!'s Second Book of Atari appeared. Have fun!

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2005-04-21

Some new photos, taken by Mr.Atari, from the German Retrogamers 2005 has appeared. Much more photos may be found on the event organisers' page.

By the way we recommend you to take a look at the long expected photos from the Dordrecht 2005 in Holland and from the Hobby Tronic 2005 in Germany.

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2005-04-18

Full version 1.4 of ATR plugin for Total Commander by Pajero/MadTeam:
- supports 99% of the following DOS structures: Atari Dos - Dos2, DosII, MyDos, Sparta Dos and BW-Dos,
- creating ATR is possible even, if there is no room for all files,
- added some automate highlighting functions ("...all files..."),
- creating multi-level subdirectories in ATR is now possible,
- very easy UnDelete function,
- ability to init disk with many DOSes,
- much bigger HELP file (suggested place for it is Window's directory, usually C:\WINDOWS\).

Now, besides the main ATR.WCX file we've got the directory with supported DOSes: ..\ATRWCX\DOS\, which should be placed in the main windows directory (usually C:\WINDOWS\).

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2005-04-13

New version of rom for KMK/JŻ HDD interface: IDE BIOS 1.8 has been just released by (as always) Draco.

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2005-04-13

A new sector copier - HDSC v.1.1 has appeared. It is especially usefull for copying whole HDD partitions. Made by Draco.

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2005-04-11

First photos from the German SchreiersgrĂĽn 2005, taken by Marc Brings, have been just published. The meeting takes place since 2002 and this year it took place in the typical winter scenery.

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2005-04-10

A new version of Atari Commander 1.6 has shown - now works with DracOS too.

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2005-04-09

So, we start fifth 24h compo. It is graphics compo. Subject is: "Sadness". More info at AtariArea forum.

Update: The competition is over, three entries has been submited. Please vote in this topic on the forum (only registeres users). The voting ends in seven days.

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2005-04-09

Still active Draco (KMK) has just released new version of his XL OS for Atari with 65c816 CPU. Current built is dated on 8.IV.2005, what's new:
- corrections in the screen editor code: an error occurring while opening the editor now causes margins to be reset to default positions,
- an attempt to enable pixel mode in 32- or 48-column mode causes the screen to switch automatically to 40 columns (an error occurred previously),
- the "disk interface" routine now recognizes additional commands: read/write PERCOM and IDENTIFY DRIVE,
- the loop that reads the keyboard data, instead of looping infinitely and busy-waiting for keyboard input, stops the CPU for that time; this modification has been made as an effect of a discuss done on #atari8 about Atari 8-bit power consumption and possibilities of supplying the power from batteries,
- the same thing is now done inside the loop that waits for Ctrl/1 (start/stop display),
- the bootmenu now allows to manually switch off the fast serial I/O that was enabled automatically.
Please see also Draco's page.

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2005-04-08

On the Atari Times site a new short, but very interesting article has shown. In this text Carmel Andrews tells us, how the Commodore VIC-20 and C-64 computers were created. This guy knows the story very well... The article's title tells us the half of the story: 'Reverse Engineering'. Feel encouraged to the lecture.

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2005-04-06

A new version of Graph2Font v3.8.2.6. has shown. Changes:
- added: ability to change only the colour (C-olor) or only the saturation (S-aturation),
- added: new value 'ADD' in 'Edit Colors', allows to smooth colour change,
- fixed noticed bugs: problem with pixel editing the sprites in Zoom mode, problem with loading pictures with mora than 16 colours palette and other bugs.

Update: Graph2Font v3.8.2.7. Changes:
- fixed: small bug with BMP file loading through the PREVIEW button.

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2005-04-06

Thomas Richter - Thor has released new windows version of Atari++ emulator. It's generally unix based emulator of our beloved 8-bit Atari, and the 5200 console. Current Windows version build has number 1.42 and is based on the 1.38 sources. Binaries, sources and more information on the official page.

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2005-04-05

In this post I put idea make demo "In Memory of John Paul II".

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2005-04-04

Radek Sterba - Raster/C.P.U., one if the most inventive Atari coders (not only in Czech scene) has updated the page with his demos and intros, including Forever parties releases. Especially the one kilobyte productions are worthy seeing... In this category Raster is the master. Screenshots and descriptions (alas, only in Czech for now) may be found, and there is of course an archive with the soft to download. Enjoy!

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2005-03-30

Paweł Rosowski has published new beta version of IK+ game conversion for Atari, signed with number 0103. Changes and fixes:
- added the walkaround for Atari hardware bug, that caused the missing of some NMI interrupt requests,
- possibility to continue the struggle after round end (press Start),
- no music in this version.
This is the last version runable on 64 KB. In the next version the author is going to improve the performance of the animation engine. Some more details on the project's page.

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2005-03-25

Today the internet archive of the Page 6 / New Atari User magazine has been updated. The magazin started in 1980 as the newsletter of Birmingham User Group - the club of Atari users. Then, under the names of Page 6, Page 6 Atari User and New Atari User was active up to Autumn 1998. Eighteen years of continuous publishing is the amazing result. What's new in the archive:
- added Page 6 magazine issue 26,
- updated the software library with: Special Disks DS#26 - DS#75, The Big Demo, 10th Anniversary Demo, Print Shop Collection Option Packs, Spell-Me.
The www.page6.org site is really worthy your look!

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2005-03-24

More and more photos from Forever Hex. There are photos taken by Dely/Tqa, Krap and Pinokio/Trs to look. Who was there - has seen, who wasn't there - has the ersatz.

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2005-03-23

Święty/Zelax, encouraged by success of his SID Player, and it's twin project SID-2-POKEY, started to work on emulation of Yamaha chip, well known from ZX Spectrum (and also Atari ST or Amstrad). As the author says, it should be much more simple than SID emulation. There is very first version of AY-2-POKEY available to download. It loads from $0600 into memory, so it's the best to run it on emulator. Still some false, but it plays already. What will be next?

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2005-03-22

Radek Sterba, known as Raster/C.P.U. is working on a new game for Atari XL/XE, titled: Cervi 2. It will be a multiplayer (up to sixteen players) game and will require MultiJoy interface. First version was shown on Forever HEX copy-party, the game is to be ready for (this year's ;)) Atariada meeting. Screenshots are available on Atari.SK portal.

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2005-03-22

Richard F. Bannister has released Audio Overload in 2.0beta4 version. AO is chiptune player which supports many formats, including SAP and YM. Changelog is not long, but from now there are versions for three platforms: Mac OS X, Linux and Windows. All downloadable from Bannister Software page. Windows version needs also mfc71.dll and msvcr71.dll files to be placed in the program directory.

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2005-03-22

Another portions of photos from Forever HEX meeting. Try to visit: AtariArea, www.rawwdot.demon.co.uk, ZX Magazin oraz baze.au.com/forever6.

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2005-03-22

Marek Mikołajewski has updated the software for SIO2IDE 4.x, now it fully supports the CF cards. More info on the official page.

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2005-03-21

Pasiu/SSG didn't go to the party. Now we know why - he was of course working on his hardware upgrades! We hope the effects will be soon, for now we have two more movies, showing the power of Atari with 65c816 @ 16 MHz. Splash and Black II (Ars Mori) - may be downloaded from here. The interesting thing is, that Ars Mori (the intro compo winner on Lato Ludzikow '99 copy-party) was written by Charlie who took into consideration the possibility of speed-up for Atari in the future - it was six years ago! That's why the fxes run smoothly, not just faster.

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2005-03-20

At last we've got the long expected official competitions results from Forever Hex. Here they are:

Demo compo:
1. 313 p. PolyMatrix v2 - Probe/Laresistance
2. 146 p. Rulu - Animkomials
3. 40 p. Sroll - Tristesse

Intro compo:
1. 359 p. Fafik - Eru & X-Ray
2. 292 p. The Storm - Fandal
3. 274 p. FireWorks - Raster/C.P.U.

Graphics compo:
1. 291 p. Forever 3000 - Raster/C.P.U.
2. 235 p. Moon Patrol - Krupkaj/Jaysoft
3. 186 p. The Cube - Krupkaj/Jaysoft

Music compo:
1. 320 p. Gwoopie Yes Them - X-Ray/Grayscale
2. 313 p. It doesn't matter - Raster/C.P.U.
3. 282 p. Under Trencin Pressure - Greg/Grayscale
4. 198 p. May I win? - Lisu
5. 184 p. Chlorzul - Pin/Tristesse

Realtime compo:
1. 291 p. TE.MOD Extended - Jookie/Satantronic (AVI)

What's more, finally the whole stuff from the party may be downloaded.

Update: We have next portions of party photos, from Jan Krupka (there are also photos from ByteFest meeting in Praha/CZ) and from Stryker. Thanks, guys.

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2005-03-20

New version of Mads Assembler - v 1.6.0 has shown. The changelog:
- fixed: recognition of '=' sign, which reads the number of bank related to the labels ('\examples\macro.asm');
- added: possibility of skipping CPU opcodes' agument, examples:

asl -> asl @
lda -> lda *
lda # -> lda #0
lda #{ lda } -> lda #$ad
lda #{ lda # } -> lda #$a9
bcc -> bcc *

- new logical directive .NOT - equal to the '!' sign;
- new directive .DEF (.DEF label), which tells, if the given label has been already declared, example:

.if .not .def label_name
.error 'LABEL_NAME undeclared'
.endif

P. S.
- the EXE file has been packed with UPX, the non-packed version may be found in the file with source code, if needed,
- I've added a new example file FAST_DRAW.ASM, it's the fastest line drawing routine for Atari on the whole planet Earth :) - writen by Konop.

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2005-03-20

Forever Hex party has just ended. We have very first, unofficial competitions results. The stuff and official results should be soon.

Demo compo:
1. 313 p. PolyMatrix v2 - Probe/Laresistance
2. 146 p. Rulu - Animkomials
3. 40 p. Sroll - Tristesse

Intro compo:
1. 359 p. Fafik - Eru & X-Ray
2. 292 p. The Storm - Fandal
3. 274 p. FireWorks - Raster/C.P.U.

Graphics compo:
1. 291 p. Forever 3000 - Raster/C.P.U.
2. 235 p. Moon Patrol - Krupkaj/Jaysoft
3. 186 p. The Cube - Krupkaj/Jaysoft

Music compo:
1. 320 p. Gwoopie Yes Them - X-Ray/Grayscale
2. 313 p. It doesn't matter - Raster/C.P.U.
3. 282 p. Under Trencin Pressure - Greg/Grayscale
4. 198 p. ??? - ???
5. 184 p. ??? - ???

Realtime compo:
1. 291 p. TE.MOD Extended - Jookie/Satantronic (AVI - video)


Update: first photos from the party are now available - big thanks to Wilson and Azbest.

Update: thanks to Greg for the another photos from Forever, and first mowies (with mr WotNau ;)).

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2005-03-18

You are, dear visitors, surfing around the web, while there's a party! The Forever Hex Party in Slovakia just started today. As we may calculate out from the expected visitors' list on the official party's page, the meeting will be dominated by atarians, especially from Poland. The drinking, coding and talking will take place up to Sunday, when we should know the official competitions' results.

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2005-03-18

And suddenly Swiety/Zelax has published version 1.0 of his SID Player, only two hours after releasing the 0.99 version. Changes are not big, but the SID initialisation and interrupts handling were fixed. Great job, Swiety!

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2005-03-16

New version of Mads 1.5.9 beta has been released. Changes:
- new macros addes in ..\examples\macros\ directory,
- new switch /e (Eat white spaces) added - it allows to use "white spaces" while addressing,
- new pseudo-opcode: RND(MIN,MAX,LENGTH), it generates LENGTH from the random values from the MIN..MAX range (example of using SHELL_SORT.ASM),
- fixed a bug with 'org [header],address',
- "white spaces" are now allowed for DTA datas, pseudo-opcodes, CPU opcodes' arguments,
- space between opcode and argument is now not necesarry,
- new directive .DS (borrowed from MAC'65) added for memory reservation without it's initialisation.

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2005-03-15

Pasiu/SSG is still busy! While we are waiting for any infos about the developed turbo card for Atari, he offered us some interesting movies from the BBC World. Enjoy!

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2005-03-15

The testing of Atari with 65c816 processor and 14MHz clock continues... The new menu offers: More, Reditus, Reflect, Vengeance, + bonus :). The file may be downloaded from here.

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2005-03-11

On the Fandal's game service there's a special version of Special Forces game, with light gun support! This should be something special for pistol owners. The game was written by the excellent team: Pawel Bulkowski, Adrian Galinski and Pawel Kalinowski, light gun version was prepared by Mike Langer.

Update: now you can also download the Operation Blood game in light gun version. Some people already have it, some don't ;). Thanks to Lewis for the file.

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2005-03-11

Konrad Kokoszkiewicz, widely known as Draco, has just released new, almost-final version 2.08 of his XL OS for Atari XL/XE with 65c816 cpu. The changelog is impressive:
- SIO extension which allows to read/write data directly to and from the high-memory (past the first 64k),
- keyboard "scanning" mode implemented experimentally,
- the definition of the XIO functions for keyboard changed in incompatible way; the way it works now will most probably go to final version,
- fixes in kmemory routines,
- slight modifications in the screen editor,
- support for externally loaded cassette handler: jump table functions JCASOPIN and JCASRDBL get converted into "C:" XIO 16 and XIO 17, respectively,
- added wrappers around most jumptable entries, which (the wrappers) save the B and D registers on the stack, reset them before the actual call, and restore upon exit,
- SIO i CIO saves the D register on the stack and zeroes it for internal use,
- at the occasion, an old Atari bug has been fixed: the PRPLNK routine was called with JSR from within CIO, and it returned with direct JMP - this in turn caused the CIORET routine to be called twice at the return from CIO,
- calling RESET via the jump table causes the CPU to be explicitly switched to the emulation mode,
- preliminary implementation of the fast SIO protocol used in XF-551/CA-2001 and LDW 2000 Super/Indus GT disk drives,
- BOOT routine extension: if the drive's sector size is greater than 256 bytes, the bootsector size is assumed to be the same as in each other sector of this drive; and traditionally 128 bytes otherwise,
- the serial routines set and reset registers AUDF3/4 and AUDC3/4 only (the coupled register 3/4 is a frequency generator for serial I/O), and the registers AUDF1/2 and AUDC1/2 are left unmodified,

Furthermore, there are some more new and old utilities to download from his page.

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2005-03-10

Almost everyone heard about famous Hollywood's "Walk of Fame", where the most known and beloved cinema's world persons are honoured by their hand-prints. The computer games business, sometimes even called "Gamewood", created lately it's own "Walk of Game" in San Francisco. The target is to honour not only the most known game-world persons, but also the games theirself, and games' heroes. So, take a guess, who has been honoured first? Out good, old Nolan Bushnell, the Pong's creator and co-founder of Atari Corp! Other laureates are: Shigeru Miyamoto - Donkey Kong's creator, game heroes: Link, Mario and Sonic, and game Halo produced by Bungie.
62 years old Bushnell, which is called "video games' father", still love to play games. Our congratulations, mister Nolan, and please visit any Atarians' meeting!

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2005-03-10

A new, fourth beta version of Atari800Win PLus 4.0 emulator has been released. Since this edition, it's main developer is Jaskier/Taquart. I think, that the previous one, Harry, deserved a big respect, for his many-years, good job! More on the official page of Atari800Win PLus.

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2005-03-10

I've just received the newest Serious 15 disk magazine (only in Polish!) from it's chief-redactor, Zenon/Dial. The next, 16th issue is coming. Anyone willing for writing articles, please contact the redaction.

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2005-03-09

Are you ever wondered, how the demos may look on Atari with 65c816 processor? Pasiu/SSG, which is developing the turbo card, has published an AVI file (watch out - almost 12 MB!) with the Black intro by Charlie/AR, which run on such a compy with 14 MHz clock. Next movies are planned. And here you may found the original Black intro, which won the intro compo on Last Party '98.

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2005-03-07

Version 2.1 of Atari800 emulator for Mac OS X has been released by Mark Grebe. Includes full native Cocoa interface support and libSDL libraries. Changes in this version:
- ability to insert and remove joysticks and gamepads while the emulator is running,
- ability to choose a brushed metal apperance for all the emulator windows,
- ability to specify the directory in which screenshots are stored,
- fix for Timeslip game from core emulator - newcycleexact dmactl change bug,
- in full screen menuing system, fixed NULL pointer access in file dialog,
- fixed cartridge bank switching to switch back the main bank of switchable XEGS cartridges.
For more details, the program and it's souces please visit the project's homepage.

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2005-03-06

Vega has released new verion of the Yie Ar Kung-Fu game. Changes:
- very fast routine for displaing the opponents,
- new moving elements added: star, chain and rugby,
- new screen added: one or two players,
- new colors - please download the real palette for Atari800Win: g2f.act (View\Palette...\External Palette),
- new music added.

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2005-03-04

There are only 2 week left to the Forever party. On the willing visitors' list for this biggest event in Europe for Atari, C64 and Spectrum users, there are 70 persons (including 28 Atarians), mostly from Slovakia, Czech and Poland. So, if you haven't planned to be there yet, visit at last the event's official page, a list of registered visitors, and the topic about the RLT 2 on the AtariArea. And then decide to go. And to feel the groove of the first Forever 2e3 you may see some photos from the event.

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2005-03-02

New German event sites available: Retrogamers and Hunsrucker Atari Tage Zweitausend 05.

Info from R.I.K./Kaisersoft:
* Date: May, 27.- 29. 2005, from Friday (about 18:00 o´clock) till Sunday (about 14:00).
* Location: Koenigsau, a VERY little village (about 80 People) in the southwest of Germany (about 100 km west from Frankfurt/Main).
* It´s an OPEN party for EVERY Atari System (from VCS 2600 to Jaguar), although about 70% of the people who come are 8-bitters.
* Last year we were 18 people altogether.
* Everyone can do whatever he wants. A lot of people are playing most of the time, others do coding for hours, or they are talking to solve problems.
* There will be some / a lot of gaming competitions, such as a Checkered Flag Ring on Lynx (6 persons each race, tournament mode), Decathlon (VCS 2600), maybe Tennis (XL/XE), etc.

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2005-03-02

The inquiry on Dial group homepage is finished. Due to the visitors' demand there is big archive with Atari utilities to download. Follow the link "Fast Download" on the right side.

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2005-03-01

MyPicoDos version 4.03 by HiassofT has just been released. MyPicoDos is a "gamedos" for the 8-bit Ataris that can read COM, EXE, BIN and BAS files. It's main feature is the ability to cope with the special MyDOS features like subdirectories and large disks (eg 3.5" HD disks). The current version supports all single and double density DOS 2.x and MyDOS formats from 720 up to 65535 sectors and can access D1: to D8:.
Starting with version 3.0 MyPicoDos is GPL'ed and comes with the full source code in Atasm format.

Changes since previous version:
- added joystick support,
- fixed problems with KMK/JZ IDE interface.

Please visit the HiassofT's Atari 8bit world.

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2005-03-01

As yesterday told me Jerry, he has invented new Atari interface, called SIO2SD. It supports virtual disk 90KB - 16MB in ATR format, using the SD or MMC cards, which can be hot-plugged, with no need to turn off the computer. Under the atari.dwb.pl address we can see test version. The controlling and disk change (any number of ATRs) can be done via special buttons, or from the Atari.
The whole project will be available as Open Source.

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2005-02-28

After a bit long break Peter's site has got two new maps: Ali Baba and the forty Thievies and Ninja. Maps' author is Witek.

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2005-02-28

Audio Overload, one of the most universal oldschool chiptune players (including SAP, of course, and SNDH) for Mac has now it's first port into Windows. This is really first public preview, so please use with caution. Needs mfc71.dll and msvcr71.dll files. Downloadable from author's page.

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2005-02-28

On the Krap's server there are the photos from Wojciech Zientara's birthday. There were the Atari team: Draco, Miker, Sikor and - of course - Krap. I really wish, I was there! Note for foreigners: Wojciech Zientara is the famous Atarian, the autor of Polish version of Mapping the Atari and many other books about programming.

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2005-02-28

New version of R5 2.06 program by Elc/Taquart has shown. What's that? R5 is the program, that allows loading both executable (binary) files in Atari DOS format and disk images (in popular ATR format) directly from PC's HDD into our Atari through the SIO2PC interface. Works under Windows 9x/2K/XP, uses SIO2PC interface.

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2005-02-28

Another 8 photos from Atari Day NL 2005 are now available.

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2005-02-28

New Graph2Font 3.8.2.4. Changes:
- added possibility to declare maximal number of chars in charset (default is 128),
- possibility to use long filenames for FNT, SCR, ALL, RAW, ASM, ASQ files - thanks to new XASM 2.6.0,
- "Chars fill" now displays information about 30 charsets, previously only 15,
- in *.ASM, *.ASQ files added a label-write before opcodes that modify color register,
- added *.FAD file, where the tables and procedures for soft "lighting" the colors are placed (examples in ..\examples\ directory).

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2005-02-27

Attention! Here, after over two years of waiting and loosing the faith, Paweł Rosowski has just published new preview version of the International Karate + game for Atari XL/XE - a conversion of good-known C-64 hit. What's more, this time it is a playable version! Not fully yet, but we can grab the joystick, and... But, let's downoad the game first, of course. For details, project's homepage invites you.

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2005-02-27

The AtariToday service grows up. Since today, you can check there the latest infos from the AtariPortal page - ABBUC's official site. Unfortunatelly - only in German. So AtariToday gathers - and updates every hour - news from the seven biggest Atari news services, including us ;).

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2005-02-21

Something interesting for the historicians and collectors has came... Peter Langston and David Fox, two of coresponsibles for starting Lucasfilm Games 20 years ago, decided to share their memories of making the cult games for the little Atari: Ballblazer and Rescue on Fractalus. A lots of interesting information may be found on their special site. Moreover, there are videos from the press conferences on 1984 available: about Rescue on Fractalus and Ballblazer.

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2005-02-20

Draco's site about his new XL OS for Ataris with 65c816 gained a new, better and more readable look. Moreover, except the old address it's also available at new alias drac030.atari8.info.

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2005-02-17

Jager has updated the official site of Dial group. Now there's a new division available: Jags Zone, that contains almost all his productions (soon there will be really all). We all know Jager as one of the best utilities creators, so let's hurry, and see all that stuff...

Update:
Now there's really all!

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2005-02-16

First photos from Atari Day NL 2005 by Mr.Atari are now available.

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2005-02-11

Version 2.39 beta of - popular in Japan - KbMEdia Player has been released. The player supports over 50 music formats, including many "chipmusic" formats. Of course it plays also SAP files - that is what is mainly interesting for us. The player wants to compete with Winamp and supports it's plugins. Downloadable from the projects site. The program is in Japanese, but there are english patches available.

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2005-02-10

A new version of TeBe's Mads 1.5.8. has shown. Changes:
- change in macros assemblation method: no external files are in use,
- a line where an error has ocured when processing macro or .REPT directive is now pointed more precisely,
- extended .PRINT directive operation,
- possibility to increase value of bytes in merged file or char string,
- in labels' declaration the '=' sign may be used with no preceedind spaces,
- fixed bug related to nested macros and .IF conditional directives.

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2005-02-10

Piotr Fusik (more widely known as Fox) after a long break released new version of his cross-assembler XASM. Changes in 2.6.0 version:
- long file names support under Windows,
- support for code that is relocated at runtime,
- line repeat counter,
- 32-bit label values, not just 17-bit,
- command-line options /n and /s are no longer supported,
- fatal I/O errors no longer print the annoying 'Abort, Retry, Ignore' message.
Please see the homepage of XASM.

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2005-02-07

On the Atari Area portal a new interview with Piotr Kulikiewicz has been published. Piotr Kulikiewicz is author of the games like Magia krzysztalu, Dwie wieże and Incydent. The interview is only in Polish for now, for English version ask Dracon/Taquart

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2005-02-07

Chris Hutt is still working on his Space Harrier game conversion to Atari XL/XE. Currently, he is considering the best cartridge format to put the game on (yes, the game will be on cartridge, the collectors should be happy). In the latest update we may read about the tricks, he's gonna use to increase the number of colours in the game. Alas, there is nothing new to download. Please visit the official project homepage.

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2005-02-05

Dial group's official site has been just updated. Except the additions and fixes in the Download, there is an enquiry and a possibility to subscribe the site news. Another changes are planned.

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2005-01-28

Draco has released new version (2005.01.26) of OS ROM for Atari with 65c816. Changes are not huge; one bug fixed, the boot menu displays information whether the drive supports Ultra Speed. And, as the bonus: XDIR - bootstrap for games and demos for SpartaDOS disc format. XDIR's author is Prof!, it was only fixed by Draco to work also when booted from the drive other than D1:. Downloadable on Draco's homepage.

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2005-01-27

With a bit of delay, a new, 49th issue of network zine MyAtari.net has shown up.

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2005-01-27

Graph2Font 3.8.2.3, by our brillant TeBe/MadTeam has appeared. Changelog:
- added a code that turns the Basic off in the generated ASM files;
- fixed UNDO, REDO for "Move XY" and UNDO, REDO for Copy, Paste in "Move XY";
- fixed colour picking from the palette for "Edit PMG".

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2005-01-26

Chilean site AtariWare along with the forum are now available in English, with new design. There are a lot of games to download, tutorials about emulators, network gaming and hardware modifications. Also a network gaming with Atari800Win emulator is possible.

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2005-01-25

Fifty-two days before the event, prizes for Forever 8-bit Party competition winners have been announced. Nothing shitty here, for the first place in demo compo the prize is 100 euro, for the second one - USB flash disk 512 MB. The 1 KB intro compo winner will get MP3 Watch - MP3/WMA Audio Player and 256MB Flash Disk, for the second place one can take flash disk 512 MB. The winners in msx and gfx compo will get the surprize. There will bo also T-shirts, cups and other stuff for the first three places in all four competitions.
The prizes are sponsored by the Atari.sk Team.

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2005-01-25

TeBe of MadTeam released a 1.5.7 version of Mads cross-assembler, under the all the recocable code and Sparta lovers, attack! slogan. Changelog since 1.5.4 version:
- noticed bugs fixed,
- added ability to invert file contens for pseudo-command INS, f.e.:
ins 'plik.dat'*
ins 'plik.dat'*,256,512,
- possibility to declare data with .BYTE, .WORD, .LONG, .DWORD directives, f.e.:
.word $1000,b(4,5),258
.byte 6,12,a(3),44,
- new data types E(24bit), F(32bit), G(32bit reversed),
- additional syntax for Sparta DOS X files (compatible with FastAssembler MMMG),
- removed bug, that caused the Mads to loop due to "/" sign in the processed string.

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2005-01-22

Now we know the dates of three upcoming parties: Dutch Atari Day, Schreiersgrun, and JHV - ABBUC members' annual meeting.

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2005-01-21

Draco has released version 2.05 of his OS for XL/XE with 65c816 CPU, dated on 2005.01.20. The changelog is quite long:
- the bug causing boot menu to report "DRIVE DOES NOT RESPOND" for all drives has been fixed;
- the new channel lookup feature of the CIO was impossible to use, fixed as well;
- OSS MAC/65 4.20 compatibility issue regarding FP routines has been detected and fixed;
- a new bug made while optimizing E: routines, which resulted in logical lines being calculated wrongly, has been fixed;
- US SIO activated for drives 5-8 too, apart of the 1-4;
- an attempt to fix an old Atari bug: although the device handler reports an error while opening a file, and the operating system returns the error code to the calling program, nevertheless the IOCB remains open then. The fix is to close the channel directly after the device handler returns an error (even if programs contain workaround against this and close such a channel, closing a closed channel doesn't hurt, so this is not a problem).
- cleanup in "K:" XIO and the "@:" handler;
- boot menu opens now before cartridge initialization.

For more details and download see Draco's official page. There are also two bonus programs for download: Grep Clone and D2D ver. 0.4. For complete happyness we've got also new 1.6 version of BIOS for JZ/KMK interface.

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2005-01-19

Pajero/MadTeam published a new ATR plug-in 1.3 for Total Commander.

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2005-01-18

A new Sapmaker by Fox appeared, version 5. The program creates SAP files from the music in following formats: CMC, CMR, MPT, MD1, MD2, TMC, TM8, AMS. Available for win32 and *nix systems. Changelog:
- completely rewritten,
- no "info files" needed, all is driven from the command line,
- no more external players ("*.plr") needed,
- user friendly Win version,
- automatic detection of subsongs number in CMC/CM,
- works with broken MPT files,
- fixed headers in files generated from MD1/MD2.

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2005-01-16

The voting in the second edition of 5 zl compo is ended. The results:
1. place: Minipede - by Zenon Mikołajczyk (Magnus) - 20 points,
2. place: Text Battle Ships - by Sikor - 3 points.
There was also one entry outside of the competition by MarOk. The deadline for submitting entries for the third edidtion ends on March the 1st, 2005. There must be not less than three entries in order to finalize the competition. The rules and informations about the compo are in the respective topic on the AA forum.

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2005-01-16

After two weeks of meditations, we decided to choose the best comment from December, 2004. The prize (the Atari Forever set) goes to Dracon/Taquart, for his irony about Silly Venture 2004 results, actually the gfx compo: At last, something has moved, and new talents appeared (gfx compo) :) Congratulations! and be glad of your award and work on. "Old ones" do not need to proof their abilities ;) because the "fresh blood" has to surprise and pump up the level! :) Our Congratulations!

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2005-01-15

The Atari Tracking portal announced it's annual Atari Tracking Awards for the year 2004. In the Pokey Award category the winner is our friend Jaskier/Taquart, honoured for developing his Theta Music Composer. Our congratulations, Jask!

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2005-01-14

A new version of Atari FontMaker - 1.1 appeared. It's a multi-platform tool by MatoSimi for making Atari fonts on the PC. It works in modes 0 and 12, it's main adventages are ability to edit two font simultaneuosly and ability to create a "dualfont" (dual size font). Available on the author's site.

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2005-01-13

ABBUC has announced rules for a new competition: ABBUC Hardware Contest. There are two categories: best hardware of 2005 (main prize - 500 euro) and best hardware in development (extra prize - 100 euro). The contest's target is to promote the development of new hardware for the Atari 8Bit systems. The deadline for signing the entry is August, the 15th, 2005. The entries will be presented at the annual ABBUC meeting (JHV) in October, and there voting and winners publication will take place.

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2005-01-13

After few years another version of Lemmings saw the daylight, game is written by Czech coder Datri.

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2005-01-10

Now we know the time and place of this year Atariada copy party: May the 7th, from 9:00 to 21:00, Hana restaurant, Prostejov, Czech Republic. The meeting is organised by ATARI klub Prostejov. You may now declare arrival and reserve tables on the official site (only in Czech). You'll find there more details, a contact and a map.

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2005-01-09

Almost a week passed, so it's time for Mads 1.5.3 by TeBe/MadTeam. Changes:
- added pseudo-command SIN(centre,amp,size[,first,last]), XASM compatible,
- added detailed message about where an error has ocurred when executing macro (first line informs on what macro executing stopped, two last lines of message inform where the macro was called from).

Update: Mads 1.5.4:
- fixed inversed char recognition in the addressing,
- possibility to place pseudo-commands in macros.

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2005-01-09

When everybody thought, that TeBe/MadTeam had already forgotten about this project, our brave coder has surprised us with new Graph2Font 3.8.2.2. Changes in versions 3.8.x.x:
- fixed bigs,
- in "Edit Rasters" added a function to swap fields in of edited line,
- auto-refreshing the picture for "Fill Colors" in the "Edit PMG" window,
- added a possibility to use cursor keys in the "Edit Screen" function (previously only cursor keys on numeric pad),
- fixed char-painting in the "Edit Screen",
- fixed Undo and Redo functions in char-painting in the "Edit Screen".

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2005-01-08

Draco has released new alpha version (2005.01.07) of his OS for XL/XE with 65c816 processor. Change: some changes imported from 1450XLD are temporarily cancelled, specifically the $D1CF and NEWINI registers handling. Moreover, you may download now new beta version of SysInfo 2.08, 1.4/1.5 version BIOS for IDE HDD interface, and a tool allowing to use LPOKE command (for '816 processor owners only). Please visit Draco's official site.

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2005-01-05

On the first weekend of February a ByteFest will take place. On the party we may expect a competition for the best reinterpretation of old computer compositions. Party place address: Praha, Czech Republic.

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2005-01-04

It's already known, that the next Forever HEX will take place on March, the 18-20th, 2005 in Trencin, Slovakia.

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2005-01-04

AtariWare site change adress to www.atariware.cl.

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2005-01-03

Another version of Mads 1.5.0. Changes:
- new switch /s (Silent mode),
- fixed problem with macros assembling without preceedind ORG ('No ORG specified' error),
- ability to transfer string-type paremeters to the .MACRO and .PROC structures (char string limited with doubled apostrof "string"),
- possibility to use '%%' signs to determine macro's parameter number, replaces the previous colon sign ':'),
- possibility to use "white spaces" while transferring parameters to the .MACRO and .PROC structures.

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2005-01-02

Voting in the second edition of 5 zl compo has began. This time there are two competition entries (TBS i Millipede) and one program out-of-the-compo. Please download ATR file with entries and vote in the respective topic on AA forum. You need to be logged in to vote!
Entries for the third edition must be declared to March the 1st, 2005.

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2005-01-01

A new game for XL/XE has appeared - Castle Crisis by Bryan Edewaard. The sense of the game is to defend our own castle from fireballs, while attacking other ones. Up to four players may enjoy this game, paddles required! Screenshot on Fandal's site.

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2004-12-30

Delayed results file from SV2k4.

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2004-12-30

New version (2.3) of Atari800 emulator for AmigaOS 4. The core is updated to 1.3.4 version. Available on Dial's homepage.

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2004-12-29

A new version of Atari800 1.3.4 emulator appeared.
Changes:
- security fixes (buffer overflows) and compilation errors (GCC 3.4),
- ANTIC timing fix for Timeslip game,
- fix in UI fileselector (crashed if there were no files),
- Amiga port updated.

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2004-12-24

A new version of Mads 1.4.6 beta - with fixed bug, that caused impossible the determination of the local label beginning with '?', declared in the local .LOCAL, .PROC structure.
(Gosh, TeBe works even on the Christmass Eve... and so do we ;p - Vasco)

Update: Mads 1.4.7 beta

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2004-12-24

A calm, good X-mass holidays and all best in the upcoming New Year.

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2004-12-22

Party, party - and all's over. Well, everything has it's own beginning... and an end. But, finally, for Silly Venture 2k4's ending we are offering you the stuff from Atari 8-bit compos. The ZIP file contains two ATR files: in SpartaDOS X' and MyDOS' format. There were three categories: code, msx, gfx. Compos' results:

Code compo:
1. Deform - Pr0be/LARESISTANCE 108 pkt.
2. Grzybson Intro 5 - Grzybson/SSG 87 pkt.
3. Zegar - Dely/TQA 78 pkt.
4. Pipies48B - Pr0be/LARESISTANCE 70 pkt.

Msx compo:
1. THC_TMC4 - Pinokio/Tristesse 160 pkt.
2. Brull - Pinokio/Tristesse 98 pkt.
3. Fsaa - CePumpkin 91 pkt.

Gfx compo:
1. Dixi - Jurgi/Tristesse 89 pkt.
2. Srom - Pinokio/Tristesse 66 pkt.
3. Babka - Vasco/Tristesse 55 pkt.
4. Satan - Pinokio/Tristesse 36 pkt.
5. Bańka - Pinokio/Tristesse 34 pkt.
6. THC_PIN - Pinokio/Tristesse 30 pkt.
7. Maska - Vasco/Tristesse 28 pkt.
8. Lokomotywa - Pinokio/Tristesse 27 pkt.
9. Jrg - Vasco/Tristesse 20 pkt.

So, the stuff may be downloaded from here.

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2004-12-22

The voting in the 5 zł compo on the AtariArea has ended. The winning entries are:
1. 5d (by Z. Mikołajczyk - Magnus) and ZOOMROTA (by Grzybson),
2. Plejer15 (by Pin/Epi),
3. SDREAM (by Miker),
4. Wektory (by MarOK).
A deadline for the next edition, announced by Sikor, ends 01.01.2005.

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2004-12-14

After a long stagnation a new version of Graph2Font 3.7.9.9 shows up. Changes:
- colours are now readen from MIC files,
- fixes in Preview=GFX, previously drawing with chosen pen color was correct after the second try,
- added Select option (allows to select an area) and Brush option (copies selected area onto screen) in the Preview=GFX.

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2004-12-14

3 days have passed already, so it is time for a new version of Atari Commander 1.5.Changes:
- working under MyDOS fixed,
- free sectors counter added, under SpartaDOS and huge discs will show always 999, so I suggest you using the MyDOS.

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2004-12-12

A new Mads 1.4.2beta by TeBe/MadTeam has shown up. Changes:
- changes in macros managing, another way of representation of declared labels, in macro and in *.LAB file, previously the calling of two macros with the same labels caused an 'Label declared twice' error, now is fine,
- better managing of .MACRO structure, .PROC is defined in the .LOCAL area,
- executing of .EXIT, .PRINT, .ERROR directions in macro's definition is blocked, they are executed only when macro is called.

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2004-12-11

A new version of Atari Commander 1.4 by TeBe/MadTeam has shown up. Changes:
- Insert key asks for selection mask,
- IO transmission errors messages added.

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2004-12-05

Here are the rules for new ABBUC software contests in ATR-format: people.freenet.de/mrbacardi/ABBUC_sw_contest_2005.zip ! I hope you enjoy it...

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2004-12-05

A new wersion of Audio Overload - video game player for MacIntosh computers - has shown up. It may interest us, because it plays also SAP files, the files may be packed into ZIP, GZIP or RAR archiwes. The player requires Mac OS X 10.3 or later. May be dowloaded from the site: www.bannister.org/software/ao.htm. Windows/Linux versions are planned.

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2004-12-04

The Vega's site, deditated to Yie Ar Kung-Fu game conversion from C64 has been moved under yiear.atari8.info address. This is 11 subdomain on our server already.

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2004-12-04

Draco has released a new version of Atari XL/XE OS with 65c816 CPU support. The current version is dated for 3.XII.2004. Also the specification has changed, for more datails look at Draco's site.

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2004-12-02

Vega has resumed his work on Yie-Ar Kung-Fu game conversion from C-64 to Atari XE. Beta 1.1 version may be downloaded from the author's site: atari.hollosite.com. Except Vega himself, the game contributors are: Dely - graphics and Pinokio - musics.

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2004-12-01

On the Atari Area the voting in 5 zł compo has began.

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2004-12-01

There is one more interview on the AtariArea. This time Dracon/Taquart has asked some questions to Adam Gilmore, legendary author of music for Draconus, Blinky's Scary School, Zybex, Ninja Commando, and more classical games. Only in Polish, English version will be available some day.

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2004-12-01

We are presenting you the first Polish movie for Atari XE with fast IDE (KMK/IDEa) interface. Kaszel contains over 1900 frames, and 6144 Hz sound. Requirements: Atari XL/XE, 64 KB RAM, Covox, IDEKMK, IDEa, MyIDE. A version with Pokey sound will be soon... Authors of conversion: Epi/Tristesse and Pinokio/Tristesse.

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2004-11-29

The 24H Zybex Compo on the AtariArea is now finished. The voters decided: best Zybex music cover has been done by Pinokio/Tristesse. Second place has been taken by 4 compositors equally: Tatqoo/Tqa, Slaves/Tqa, Yezus/SSG and Miker/Blowjobb. And finally Jaskier/Tqa took the third place. There were also 2 compositions out of the competition, done by Lisu and BeWu/Greyscale.

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2004-11-29

We have decided to reward the authors of the most interesting, inteligent, or most accurate comments. We'll choose the winner monthly. For the October the winner is... comrade Mikey for the comment of photos from Oklahoma Gaming Expo. This month's prize is an Atari Forever set. Congratulations, the prize will be sent by mail.

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2004-11-29

A new version of well known Raster Music Tracker has been released. Changes in the current 1.19 version are: changes in the main toolbar, function "Song - Song columns" has been changed and new options has been added. Moreover, there are 12 new songs with this release.

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2004-11-29

A set of software, scannings, photos and movies Atari Forever has been updated on the Azbest's ftp. The whole set takes 4 DVDR discs.

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2004-11-25

The first, early version of a new graphics program Lepix v.0.0.2 by Eru has shown up. The program will support various graphics modes through plugins in the future, it supports MIC i INP modes for now (in two separate files). The following modes are to be written: CIN, HIP i TIP. There is also no save option. More info in the short documentation. The author is awaiting some interestment and feedback.

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2004-11-23

Konrad Kokoszkiewicz (also known as Draco, the author of software for IDE HDD "KMK") is developing a new OS for Atari XL/XE. The new OS will replace standard OS ROM and will support the 65c816 CPU in the native mode, linerar RAM etc. First alpha versions can be downloaded for tests from Draco's site: drac030.krap.pl. The site is in English.

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2004-11-23

A competition rules for the following ABBUC-Software-Contest 2005 have been announced. Available in the languages: English, German, Czech and Polish. The first prize is 500 euro!

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2004-11-22

A new version of Mads cross-assembler: 1.2.8beta is available. Please download and tryout. Fixes and new features:
- lines similar to: dta b(value1),b(value2),... was wrongly assembled, fixed,
- problems with /l: /o: /t: switches fixed,
- a new switch /h creates *.h file for cc65 (test version),
- extended macros declaration, separator and work mode added (see example: XASM_MACRO.ASM),
- declaration of procedure parameters changed from '( )' to'{ }',
- output codes (same as in Xasm) added,
- pseudo-command .IF now has an equivalent in pseudo-command IFT,
- pseudo-command .ELSE now has an equivalent in pseudo-command ELS,
- pseudo-command .ENDIF now has an equivalent in pseudo-command EIF,
- support for syntax such as: LDA ADRES,Y[+-] (LDA (BYTE),Y[+-]) and LDA ADRES,Y[+-]expression added,
- new examples for Mads ProTracker and Inertia added.

Update:
Mads 1.2.9beta. Changes:
- some bugs reported by Raster corrected (eg. ..\RMT_PLAYER\MUSIC.A65 assembles correctly at the moment),
- support for XASM-like syntax with macros added (examples in XASM_MACRO.ASM),
- new pseudo-command .ELSEIF and it's equivalent ELI added,
- new pseudo-command ERT (ERT expression) added,
- new switch: '/m:filename' allows to read file with macros definitions.

An example of XASM syntax use is in file 'INFLATE.ASM' by Fox, but the manual opcodes like

lda (byte),0

has been replaced with

ldy #0
lda (byte),y


All remaining commands are macros, eg. for 'scc:iny' the ':' sign is replaced with '?' sign - that way the macro's ('scc?iny') calling is created, which we have to define (it is already in XASM_MACRO.ASM).

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2004-11-21

There is a new site about Atari XL/XE: atari.fandal.cz. The site contains much stuff for download: 3154 games, 1476 demos, the emulators. Pretty good beginning. The authors: Dharma, Fanatic and Fandal did a good job. Keep it up, folks!

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2004-11-19

An official invitation for Silly Venture 2004 meeting has shown. Only in Polish for now, but the official site is written in English.

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2004-11-18

Here is a new 6502/65816 crossassembler on PC: Mads v.1.2.7 beta. There will be new structures written, but the program works in the current version and no considerable bugs have been noticed, so probably someone else will find them. The author of some strange structures (e.g. .PROC and program stack) is Konop (HEX.ASM in an example of using this structure).

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2004-11-14

Since today, latest news from www.atari8.info will be published also on the www.ataritoday.com site (together with infos from atari.org, atariage.com and others).

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2004-11-13

New version of WinAmp plug-in, that can play songs in popular atari formats, has shown up. Major changes are: suport for MPT file format added, fixed couple of bugs and project name has changed to in_atari. More on official site.

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2004-11-13

On the Bill Kendrick's personal web site we may see photos from just finished Vintage Computer Festival. It was seveth edition in the US, and the european, sixth edition is coming.

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2004-11-11

There are two more competitions on the Atari Area site. For more info click: 24h Compo and 5 zł compo.

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2004-11-10

We may now present you some missing, and interesting photos from the latest QuaST party.

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2004-11-08

Over 100 new photos from the JHV 2004 taken by Wolfgang Burger - an ABBUC chief, and by Bernd Herale.

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2004-11-08

There are new photos, taken by Mr. Atari from EuroCon 2004 - an event rather unknown in Poland. Cart collectors rule again!

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2004-11-07

A new, 48. issue of MyAtari.net. So, they are four years old! Congratulations!

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2004-11-07

There are new photos from the latest event by McMaster/SSG on the East Party site.

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2004-11-02

For a few days there is 3rd, last part of a movie from QuaST 2004 by Dely on the Azbest's serwer.

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2004-11-02

There is a new version, "2.0g" of Theta Music Composer, by Jaskier. The development is almost finished, so this is the last chance for your feedback. A three excellent tracks has been added as an example. See Jaskier's page for details and download.

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2004-11-01

Dely has announced voting in a 24h Compo under the subject will you scroll?

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2004-11-01

Today is All Saint's day... In Poland we used to go on this day to the cemetary, to light a candle for all those loved ones, now gone. Alas many of Atari-freaks - our friends have gone too. Qbek, Piorun, Kajtek, Bartman, Daxey, Mariusz Geisler... Let's think about them for a minute in a silence...

Qbek's grave, photo by Dracon

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2004-10-31

Since today, owing to Bill Kendrick's favour we may offer You Atari related files search engine: XL Search, with access to many FTP servers (also Azbest's one!).

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Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


2004-10-31

In today's morning an official site of Silly Venture 2k4 - a copy-party for all Ataris has been announced. The event is organised by Grey.

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2004-10-30

It's already known, that on the ABBUC software competition 2005 next year there will be 2 new categories: Best hardware 2005 and Best hardware innovation 2005. Detailed rules will be soon on the ABBUC's site.

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2004-10-30

There are first photos from JHV 2005 taken by Mr. Atari. Maybe they are truly only cart collectors, but Pole Position with steering-wheel rocks!

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2004-10-28

The Chilean site www.atariware.tk is finally available in English version.

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2004-10-28

As Dely, has announced, on the forthcomig weekend the 24H Compo will take place.

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2004-10-27

And finally, the game called lately "the Winner", and most wanted by all, has been released. Dyna Blaster by TeBe/MadTeam. Assembled just 10 minutes ago. :)

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2004-10-27

A new version of RMT - excellent program for making atari music on pc - has been released quite quickly. Current version, 1.18, fixes one improtant bug, and contains one more track.

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2004-10-25

Yesterday the JHV 2004, the ABBUC meeting was finished. On the event the results of ABBUC Programming Contest 2003/2004 was announced. The winner was TeBe/MadTeam from Poland, with the Dynablaster game! Now, he has a cash for copy parties! And here are the seven winners:

# Software Points Euro
1 Tomasz Biela - Dyna Blaster 499 750
2 Mirko Sobe - BS BOSS X V10.33 457 350
3 Matthias Reichl - MyPicoDos 4.0, Game DOS 455 275
4 Florian Dingler - Hardwaretester fur Peripheriegerate. Action! 407 200
5 Radek Sterba (Raster/c.p.u.) - RMTplayer 1.04 383 150
6 Winfried Piegsda & Carsten Strotmann - Atari Greed - Zahlenspiel 376 75
7 Chris Martin - JellyBeans 366 50

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2004-10-24

On AtariArea you can find photos from East 5 by Dely.

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2004-10-24

We've got news about new event in Germany next year. This is what organisers say about it:

The Vintage Computer Festival is an international event that celebrates the history of computing.

The mission of the Vintage Computer Festival is to promote the preservation of "obsolete" computers by offering people a chance to experience the technologies, people and stories that embody the remarkable tale of the computer revolution.

Through our event and the Vintage Computer Festival Archives - our publicly accessible archive of computer hardware, software, literature and ephemera - we promote interest in researching and documenting the history of the computer. Above all, we promote the fun of playing with old computers.

The Vintage Computer Festival is not only a fixed entry in the Silicon Valley timetable, but it has also become an European event, celebrating our computer heritage.

Where:
Mehrzweckhalle des ESV Munchen Ost
Baumkirchner Strasse 57
81673 Munich

When:
April 30th, 2005 from 1000 to 1830, May 1st, 2005 from 1015 to 1700

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2004-10-20

From today You can add comments for news. Please try and report any bugs!

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2004-10-20

After two days of absence, AtariArea is available again on the new server: atariarea.krap.pl.

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2004-10-17

I just came back from the East Party in Monki. And this way dead the last Polish party organized by an XL/XE user... Congratulations to all those, who didn't find time to arrive for 5 years. There was quite many people, as for this party: Anj, Dely, Epi/Tristesse, Kasjo/Shpoon, Mazi, Mev, Miker/BB, Mikey/NG, Wilson and Ziger. An eCompo took place, and the winner was ANj with his rulling production. I do not understand, why there was only one graphic for this party... :) The party was organized (as always) by McMaster/SSG, with a help of Grubshy/SSG, Yezus/SSG, and Havoc. There was nice, warm, and there was also a bit of sport emotions (although the result was known before...). The stuff is here.

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2004-10-15

Now i'm going to East 2004.

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2004-10-14

New wersion of RMT 1.17. More about changes on Raster's www.

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2004-10-03

Here You may see how the capitalists have fun on Oklahoma Gaming Expo. I warn You, a bit static event...

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2004-10-03

Grey has announced a date for Silly Venture 2k+4. The party will take place on the days 17-19 XII 2004 in Gdańsk, Poland. Invitation and www site will come soon.

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2004-10-01

Amiga and Pegasos users should be happy, because of new Atari800 emulator (based on 1.3.3 kernel) ported for both platforms. AmigaOS 4.0 version is here, and MorphOS 1.4 version is here. Have a nice emulationing! ^_^

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29.09.2004

Article 25 Years of Livingroom Spacebattles (1, 2) was taken from RUGGED - Magazine For Carhartt Addicts, issue #1. Few words about Atari VCS and stuff.

Added by: Anj


27.09.2004

McMaster/SSG released Invitation for East 5.

Added by: Vasco/Tristesse

Atari800 Emulator was ported to Amiga OS4. Download here.

Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


24.09.2004

Now on atari8.info you can play in some games: Space Invaders, Pacman, Moon Patrol, Donkey Kong, Asteroids & Tetris.

Added by: Vasco/Tristesse

Jaskier has released another TMC 2.0 version.

Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


20.09.2004

A new, 47. issue of MyAtari.net.

Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


17.09.2004

New Graph2Font v3.7.9.6. Changes:
- added PMG creation under zoom (single line)
- fixed some errors; It's now OK to edit PMG after reading *.PMG file
- fixed charset loading in 'Charset->Load FNT'
- 'Help' tab added in 'Charset->Load FNT' and in 'Zoom'

Added by: TeBe/MadTeam


13.09.2004

Pasia stołówka updates: stereo, ARC and Freddie. We're waiting for more!

Added by: Vasco/Tristesse

New ACommander 1.3, changes:
- For AKI users: you can now move the cursor using ctrl+arrow combination
- selection of drive by pressing 1..9 key (you don't need to press D anymore)
- fixed error with selecting drive by pressing 1-9 keys

Added by: TeBe/MadTeam


11.09.2004

First photos from Unconventional 2004 is available. Nobody come from Poland. From Czech Republic come Zdenek Burian, Raster and Bohdan Milar.

Added by: Vasco/Tristesse

TeBe/MadTeam has finished new ACommander 1.2. Little changes sugested by users.

Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


08.09.2004

Atari is going to show to the new generation of gamers what the _REAL_ computer games are. A new console called Atari Flashback containing 20 hits from 2600 and 7800 consoles will be available soon.
Additionally there are plans of releasing a classic games CD for Xbox and Playstation2 - only if theese consoles have enough power to emulate Atari ;)

Added by: Xan/Tristesse

Dely/Taquart has finished The Story Part 1 - a video relation of polish atarians travelling to Orneta Quast 2k4 Party with Random Libation Train. Download available on Azbest's server. Can't wait for more!

Added by: Vasco/Tristesse

Now is available ACommander 1.1, new copy-tool with MyDos and SpartaDOS X directories support!

Added by: Vasco/Tristesse

New version (0.83) of WinAmp plug-in is available on adept's sound corner. Some musics that crashed WinAmp before will not do it now and some synth sounds has been corrected. Also added XMMS plugin (0.62).

Added by: Adept_zap


07.09.2004

According to Jurgi's announcement, Adept_zap's Pokey emulation website is now available on our server: adept.atari8.info. By the way: this is our 10th subdomain!

Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


06.09.2004

A new issue of MyAtari.net.

Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


05.09.2004

There is a new plugin for WinAmp in development. Plugin will play native TMC files. This is stil early version, so dome features are not omplemented yet, but first by-ear-tests sound good. Plugin is based an new Pokey emulation engine, and is about 25% faster than SAP library. Allows seeking, correctly recognizes song lenght. Author is Adept_Zap, temporary page and download is here, but soon it will be hosted at atari8.info, so stay tuned!

Added by: Jurgi/Tristesse

Grzybson's atari page (in polish) has been moved to: www.atari.pigwa.net. You can find there some info about Sztab Malopolska #3 meeting which took place at 26th of June 2004

Added by: Grzybson


03.09.2004

The final version of our latest demo called Fooll: wyczesana rozkmina - first presented at QuaST Party 2004 is now available.

Added by: Epi/Tristesse


31.08.2004

McMaster/SSG announced that East 2004 will (as always) take place in Mońki near Białystok/Poland at 15-17th of October. Everybody's welcome!

Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


30.08.2004

Whooaaa!!! Jack Tramiel arrived to Łodź/Poland to celebrate 60'th anniversary of liquidation of ghetto. Our friend Sajgon found him, made a nice conversation and some photos. You can read about this meeting on Atari Area forum.

Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


18.08.2004

This is really old message, a month old, but it was a surprise for me: Dos Control 2.6 by Jager/Dial is now freeware! Details on author's page.

Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


12.08.2004

After a bit of time, the Tajemnice Atari Archive by Pixel has returned. May be found on our server, at address: tajemnice.atari8.info.

Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


08.08.2004

Anj has left Tristesse.

Added by: Anj


06.08.2004

You can download all stuff from QuaST 2004.

Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


04.08.2004

Grayscale Compo is over. Winner is Epi, our friend from Tristesse.

Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


01.08.2004

A new, 45th issue of MyAtari.net.

Added by: Vasco/Tristesse

QuaST 2004 is over. To party-place come 80 peoples from Poland and Slovakia.

Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


25.07.2004

New, spanish site about games and demoscenes: atariware.webcindario.com.

Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


20.07.2004

Mr. V and ABBUC would like to invide all Atari and Classic Computer Fans to the Unconventional 2k4 as every year, also this time in Lengenfeld/Germany near the Czech border. Three days if creative computing, programming, games and competitions, barbque and a lot of FUN!
Some highlights:
* USB devices attached to the ATARI
* presentation of the ABBUC Software competition programs
* new games and demos
* even more we don't knoe today :)

ATARI 8Bit, but also ATARI ST, Lynx, Portfolio, Archimedes, C=64, PC Demo Coder, Gameboy and all hardware that is fun to play with. UnCon 2004 is open to all Systems (but bringing a PC with SCO Unix is a call for trouble :) ).

Entry to all three days is free.
Find more information on the UnConventional on www.uncon.de

Added by: Carsten Strotmann


15.07.2004

ASMA 2.8 is born! With 70 new songs and many fixes, the whole collection now contains 1840 tunes. More on asma.atari.org.

Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


12.07.2004

We would like to invite You to fill Your votesheet in the second edition of Grayscale Music Compo! This time we have for You 11 entries, so don\'t wait any minute longer and visit Grayscale Music Compo 2004 page.

Added by: Grayscale Team


25.06.2004

-XI-/Satantronic makes new pages about their MultiJoy16/2 interface.

Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


06.06.2004

You all can participate in 2004 MiniGame Compo.

Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


04.06.2004

A new issue of MyAtari.net internet magazine was born, and his name is 44!

Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


24.05.2004

Dear kids, a tiny revolution on opening BMP files has broken, now gfx compo graphics makin is available for each lamer ;) g2f.atari8.info.

Added by: TeBe/MadTeam


19.05.2004

A big dump of new Atari games sites! New site is made by VLX: ekranownia.atari8.info.

Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


11.05.2004

New, 42. issue of MyAtari.net zine.

Added by: Vasco/Tristesse

New site about games: atari.online.pl.

Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


22.04.2004

The guys from Grayscale give off the second edition of Music Compo.

Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


14.04.2004

New, 41. issue of MyAtari.net zine.

Added by: Vasco/Tristesse

On saturday (10.4.2004) took place Atariada 2004. At party place arrived 31 persons, for example: Bewesoft, Mikro, Platari, Raster, Zdenek Burian i -XI-/Satantronik. New issue of Flop (47).

Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


28.03.2004

New photos from Forever 5 by Wilson.

Added by: Vasco/Tristesse

The pic made by ANj/Tristesse has been ripped already:



Added by: Vasco/Tristesse via Dracon/Taquart


23.03.2004

On AtariArea you can find photos from Forever 5 by Lewis/Aids.

Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


22.03.2004

The Forever 5 is over. There was a strong team from Poland: BeWu/Grayscale, Greg/Grayscale, Lao/NG, Lewis/Aids, Mikey/NG, Nietoperek/Tristesse, X-Ray/Grayscale, Wilson and Vasco/Tristesse. Another important news: we have beaten the C64 team 5:0.
Official compo results:

Intro compo:
1. 488 p. PLO - Eru & X-Ray
2. 467 p. Exe - Eru & X-Ray
3. 445 p. Hellix - Raster/C.P.U.
4.-5. 419 p. Vector City - Bob!k/C.P.U.
4.-5. 419 p. Glenches - pr0be
6. 356 p. Matrix1k - Patarik/Satantronic
7. 338 p. Plasma4 - MatoSimi
8. 273 p. 1k_party - T.M.R./Cosine
9. 175 p. Forever - Laoo/New Generation
10. 112 p. Grzybson Intro 2 - Grzybson
11. 78 p. Friends - (Commodore scene!)

Graphics compo:
1. 382 p. Laboratorium Dr. Vista - Anj/Tristesse
2. 323 p. Principal - Dely/Blowjobb

Music compo:
1. 422 p. Irish - X-Ray & BeWu/Grayscale
2. 374 p. Windy Mind - BeWu/Grayscale
3. 370 p. Swiftray - X-Ray/Grayscale
4. 348 p. Forgotten sounds - Tatqoo/Taquart
5. 313 p. Time to turn - Raster/C.P.U
6. 248 p. Flat Fish - Centy Brown
7. 170 p. Null Cubic - Elan/Satantronic

Demo compo:
1. 478 p. Basix - Raster/C.P.U.

Realtime compo:
?. 295 p. Szwindel - Greg/Grayscale
?. 294 p. Zynzel - X-Ray/Grayscale
?. 275 p. Criss-Cross - Bob!k & Raster/C.P.U.
?. 248 p. Dzyngol - BeWu/Grayscale

The voting in the 24h Compo - is ended - the winner is BeWu/Grayscale.

Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


12.03.2004

Only week to Forever 5! From Poland come: BeWu, Eagle, Lewis, Laoo, Mikey, Nietoperek, thePink, X-Ray, Wilson and me.

Added by: Vasco/Tristesse

Jaskier has released TMC 2.0.

Added by: Vasco/Tristesse

New on Azbest ftp: movies from Last 2003, Atari commercial and Fading Twilight 8. By the way read this info on forum and maybe you can help!

Added by: Vasco/Tristesse

Today on 00:00am begin Atari Area 24h Compo.

Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


03.03.2004

I received today from Lao/NG movie from Last 2003. On days will be accessible on Azbest ftp.

Dracon__: What did You have drink, Mikey?
Mikey: Everything!
Dracon__: Everything? Why didn't You share with us?
Mikey: Because we have drink with Fox.

Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


01.03.2004

Vote in 6502 Compo begun.

Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


23.02.2004

New wersion of Raster Music Tracker 1.16. Oficial web page.

Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


04.02.2004

New beta version of Atari800Win PLus 4.0 emulator. Official website: www.a800win.atari-area.prv.pl.

Added by: Vasco/Tristesse

New map: Molecule Man.

Added by: Peter


25.01.2004

New Graph2Font 3.6.4 and new http://g2f.atari8.info design.

Added by: TeBe/MadTeam


20.01.2004

Informations about TeBe/MadTeam graphics program Graph2Font you find on http://g2f.atari8.info (only polish now).

Added by: Vasco/Tristesse

New 39 issue of myatari.net. You can read too about Fox/TQA game Mahna-Małysz.

Added by: Vasco/Tristesse

After years appears the Tomek Liebich Sound Tracker. Great thanks go to Eagle! Eagle. It is a alpha version. If someone want to finish this project, the source will be open.

Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


18.01.2004

New programs: Nazgul and ProMPT8.

Added by: TeBe/MadTeam

Stryker opened new site: CAS Archive.

Added by: Vasco/Tristesse

New version of Graph2Font 3.6.2. Change list:

  • improved procedure of projection small pictures, 240 lines for Pixel=2
  • fixed problem with long directories
  • under Zoom option Undo restores objects PMG (before only graphics)
  • added 5th colour when program read *.bmp file, it is possibile to set colour from bmp palette will be on Atari
  • better compression of signs
  • 8 bottom lines are disable for HiRes modes (Pixel = 1,4), it prevent before twisting picture.

Added by: TeBe/MadTeam


14.01.2004

New version of MakeATR 0.06. Download from official page: makeatr.atari8.info. Change list:

  • Added Insert, Rename i UnErase for ED format in DOS II+/D.
  • Fixed Create function for ED format in DOS II+/D.
  • Added DIRS for SpartaDOS X (short directory).
  • Added message with question about overwrite Atr file.

Added by: Soudi


13.01.2004

New Visage 2.7.

Added by: TeBe/MadTeam

On Forever 5 site you find online visitor list.

Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


07.01.2004

Forever 5 compo rules are update.

Added by: Vasco/Tristesse

New programs: Visage 2.6 by TeBe/MadTeam and Xunzip by Fox/Taquart & Epi/Tristesse.

Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


07.11.2003

New Neo Tracker 1.5 by Epi/Tristesse.

Added by: Vasco/Tristesse

New maps: Basil, Big House, Chimera, Colony, Countdown, Kasiarz, Mózgprocesor, Prizrak nuly and Technus.

Added by: Peter


29.12.2003

Last Party 2003 is over. Today only fast link to stuff i new Serious 14 (magazine in polish).

Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


08.12.2003

Next Forever 5 party be in 19-21 March 2004 in Trencin, Slovakia.

Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


01.12.2003

New maps: Deathland, Fred, Morky, Naturix, Run for it and Smuś.

Added by: Peter


26.11.2003

New map: Cohen's Towers.

Added by: Peter


24.11.2003

New maps: Breath of the Dragon and Spellbound.

Added by: Peter


20.11.2003

New map: Universal Hero.

Added by: Peter


18.11.2003

New maps: Jet Set Willy and Power down.

Added by: Peter


17.11.2003

New maps: Anduril and Periscope Up.

Added by: Peter


14.11.2003

New beta version makeATR v0.05. Added full service for 720-65535 sec. 256B. MyDOS with subdirectory

Added by: Soudi


06.11.2003

New map: Whistler's Brother.

Added by: Peter


03.11.2003

Now a long time awaited new programm makeATR v0.04 beta. Some changes:

  • added service for 720-65535 sec. 128B. MyDOS with subdirectory size (thanks Vasco)
  • added reading ATR files in MyDOS 256B format
  • Insert function changed
  • Addition of many files in dialog window added
  • improved Extract function for SpartaDOS X
  • changed procedure of service of window dialogue in Extract function (now working under Win9x, thanks Pin & Vasco).
  • changed service of view function of sectors
  • improved image creation for SpartaDOS X with sectors 256B (thanks STRYKER)
  • all announcements translated to English
  • several other small of internal corrections

Added by: Soudi

On ABBUC site Appeared quite a lot new photos from JHV 2003.

Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


02.11.2003

On the AtariArea you can see another 25 photos from East 4.

Added by: Vasco/Tristesse

New map: Magic World.

Added by: Peter


29.10.2003

On the site ABBUC site you can see photos from JHV 2003.

Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


27.10.2003

New map: Into Eagles Nest.

Added by: Peter


26.10.2003

Totally design change and moving this site to www.atari8.info. Quite a lot things did not become yet transfered, so if somebody sought of some information, then preceding accessible version is still here. English version available!

Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


25.10.2003

New desing of official site of paper magazine Atarynka and new adress: atarynka.atari8.info.

Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


23.10.2003

New map: Joe Blade 2.

Added by: Peter


20.10.2003

On AtariArea has released photos from East #4. See third picture from the end. Write only "Wanted dead or live" ;)

Added by: Vasco/Tristesse

New map: Droga wojownika.

Added by: Peter


19.10.2003

Ended East #4. Reached : Dely/Tqa, Mikey/NG, Yezus/SSG, Mev, Havoc, MacGyver, Lewis/Aids, Qcyk/Quasimodos, mkboss, Wilson. Organized untiring McMaster & Grubschy.

Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


17.10.2003

Began East #4 - Foolishly so to sit at home and this to write :(

Added by: Vasco/Tristesse

New level for Red Max.

Added by: Peter


13.10.2003

New maps: Black Lamp i Red Max (first 2 stages).

Added by: Peter


10.10.2003

I think, that the right time has come (how many years have passed?), to release the contents of the tape (so called green tape) with Nyjnosc: Jet's entry [0,6 MB], Axe's [1,5 MB] & Filodendron group's broadcast [5,2 MB].

Added by: Vasco/Tristesse

New maps: Artefakt przodków and Hero (first 20 stages).

Added by: Peter


07.10.2003

McMaster/SSG has released invitation for East 4 copy party.

Added by: Vasco/Tristesse


01.10.2003

After 9 months Serious 13 has been released!!

Added by: Vasco/Tristesse

New maps: Cavernia, Crumbles Crisis, Gunfighter i Kissing Kousins.

Added by: Peter


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