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Atari 65XE as USB keyboard
Making retro Atari 65XE as USB-keyboard for a modern computer. And it will leave the opportunity to use this Atari in the native mode. Arduino Leonardo is used for connect the Atari's keyboard to an USB. With an UNIX this keyboard will works without any restrictions.
atari  retro  hardware  hacks  diy 
march 2019 by deusx
Back To The Future written on Atari 8bit!? - Atari 8-Bit Computers - AtariAge Forums
While watching this Back To The Future (1985) Retrospective (exact timestamp) today I noticed what appears to be an XE with an Indus disk drive being used by Bob Gale, co writer for the movie.
retro  atari  writing  bttf  80s 
march 2019 by deusx
Make your own S-Video for your 8-bit card easily and quickly - Atari 8-Bit Computers - AtariAge Forums
Heres how you can make your own top quality S-Video video board for almost any Atari 8 bit. It uses few parts and would take minutes to install.
atari  retro  diy  hacks  hardware  projects 
january 2019 by deusx
Whizzo Software - SIO2Arduino
SIO2Arduino is an Atari 8-bit (800/XL/XE) device emulator that runs on the Arduino platform. It currently emulates a single Atari 1050 disk drive (D1:) but there are plans to extend it to support multiple drives as well as other devices.
sio  atari  retro  arduino  hardware  diy 
march 2018 by deusx
The SIO stands for the "Serial Input/Output". It is a data transfer protocol used by the Atari 8-bit machines to communicate with a printer, disk drive, modem etc. via the SIO connector. These transfers are controlled by the POKEY chip.
pokey  atari  sio 
february 2018 by deusx
OSH Park ~ Atari SIO23v3
The board fits like an edge connector in between the two rows of pins in the Atari SIO port and is modeled after the Atari8Warez “Poor Mans SIO Cable”. The side labeled “SIO23V3” is the top/up side.
atari  diy  hacks  hardware  sio 
january 2018 by deusx
SIO2PI -> Raspberry Pi as a floppy - Atari 8-Bit Computers - AtariAge Forums
The Raspberry Pi is a small and inexpensive computer that can also emulate ATARI floppies.
atari  diy  hacks  raspi  hardware 
january 2018 by deusx
Tempest: Detailed theory of operation
Much of this document is either inadequate due to my (still) limited understanding of the workings of Tempest. Additional information is always welcome.
tempest  arcade  atari 
july 2015 by deusx
Jookie's home page » CosmosEx
CosmosEx is a device for Atari ST computers which replaces multiple peripherals in single box. Your Atari peripheral cosmos is now expanding!
retro  atarist  atari  raspi  raspberrypi 
november 2014 by deusx
Atari 800 - Best Game Pack :: Atari 800 - Best Game Pack : Releases
'Atari 800 - Best Game Pack' is an All-In-One game pack includes the best Atari 8-bit games, screenshots, adverts, covers, manuals, the spreadsheet of high scores club and easy-to-use front-end
retro  atari  gaming 
october 2014 by deusx
Atari Party 2014, June 14th in Sunnyvale
"Atari Party" is free event celebrating decades of video game and computing history of Atari. They've been held annually since 2009, typically in Davis, California. This year, Atari Party once again migrates to Sunnyvale, California (long-time home to Atari, Inc. and Atari Corp.), where it's being hosted by the Sunnyvale Public Library.
atari  sunnyvale  california 
june 2014 by deusx
How Atari box art turned 8-bit games into virtual wonderlands | The Verge
The original Atari featured a wealth of games with box art that was quite a bit more imaginative than the “grizzled man holding a gun” template that’s so popular today. The concept of playing a video game in your house, on your television, was still in its infancy in the late 1970s, and Atari needed a way to market its games. One solution was to commission intricately detailed covers that sold the idea of a game much better than any simple screenshot could. “The game-playing experience wasn’t 100 percent of the experience,” says Tim Lapetino, an artist and designer currently working on a book about the history of Atari cover art. “Part of what made the world complete was the artwork that conjured up this other place. I wasn’t sitting in my living room anymore; I was on this desolate planet or in space. And it was mostly because of that art.”
gaming  atari  retro  art 
september 2013 by deusx
Stellar Track (Game)
Stellar Track was a conversion of a college mainframe Star Trek game released by Sears in 1981. It is a suitably primitive game where you have to run scans to locate enemies and starbases on a 6 x 6 galactic map. You run scans to find the enemies then must warp to their quadrant to confront them with either phasers or photon torpedoes. You use the joystick to determine the numerals of where you intend you to travel to.
gaming  atari  startrek  odd 
august 2013 by deusx
Atari Combo Controller has what you need for any cartridge
Retro gaming enthusiasts take note: this joystick is what you need to play any Atari game on the original console. It plugs right into the original console hardware and removes the need to choose the joystick, paddle, or keypad controller separately. You just leave this puppy hooked up and move your hands to the set of controls used on each game.
to:fb  atari  gaming  joystick 
may 2013 by deusx
Fixing E.T. for the Atari 2600
It turns out that E.T. isn't a bad game after all. With a few simple changes we were able to dramatically improve an already good game by eliminating the most common complaints. With a few additional changes, we were able to clear up any confusion for players who care about the score, and were confused by the differences between what the manual claims and what actually happens in-game. Next time someone tells you that "E.T. for the Atari 2600 is the worst game ever made" you can tell them that this is not the case. It's been fixed, and you know how.
gaming  et  atari  2600  retro  atari2600  asm 
april 2013 by deusx
Atari Asteroids Box Art Wallpaper | The Retroist
I played an awful lot of Asteroid on my Atari 2600 this weekend. This inspired me to make a little wallpaper for my desktop to remind me how much I enjoy the game. So here it is, my Atari 2600 Box Art Wallpaper.
retro  atari  asteroids 
march 2012 by deusx
Atari 2600 Wireless Joysticks | The Retroist
These early generation wireless joysticks were a far cry from the wireless pads we’ve come to enjoy (and expect) today. For starters, each joystick contained a 9-volt battery, an on/off switch, and a non-retractable 6″ antenna poking out the front of each one. I guess after the batteries died, you could still sword fight with them.
gaming  atari  wireless 
february 2012 by deusx
Crisco TV Commercial featuring the Atari 2600 (1983) | The Retroist
When frying chicken for your family it is important to never stop to play video games for an hour and leave your chicken floating in a pool of oil the entire time. But if you must insist on this behavior, make sure you hare using Crisco oil. It somehow goes against all logic and will allow your oil soaked chicken to not be oily or greasy.
atari  retro  funny  crisco 
november 2011 by deusx
Panic’s lost 1982 artwork. Found. - Panic Blog
"These alternate-universe, time-warped re-imaginings of our Mac apps make for great collectables. They’re incredibly detailed and perfectly crafted. And we think you like them, even though we realize the intersection in the “Panic Fan” and “Atari 2600 Fan” venn diagram may be very, very small.
panic  retro  faux  atari  awesome  art  from delicious
december 2009 by deusx
Atari 1200XL vs. Dell Inspiron 1525
"I decided: why not ignore the fact that my first computer and my latest computer are 27 years apart? Why not stack them on top of each other, take some silly photos, and put up a chart comparing how many kilo-whatsits of X the Atari had to how many giga-whosits the Dell had.

So you have it... a brief comparison of the classic and short-lived Atari 1200XL to the modern and also short-lived Dell Inspiron 1525."
atari  computers  retro  oldschool  history  programming  from delicious
september 2009 by deusx
Good Deal Games - Classic Videogame Games ARTICLE - Activision Patches ( Atari, Colecovision, Intellivision )
I had no idea these existed. I so totally would have had a full set of Starmaster patches. "To obtain any of the coveted Activision patches, a player would need to play a particular game, reach a pre-determined score, and mail a photograph prooving the accomplishment to Activision. Weeks later the Activision patch would arrive in your mailbox compliments of Activision, accompanied by a nice letter from the company congratulating you on your game-playing skills and welcoming you to the club."
activision  gaming  atari  2600  retro  oldschool  from delicious
september 2009 by deusx
Source Code of Several Atari 7800 Games Released! | ProgrammerFish - Everything that's programmed!
"Remember the Dig Dug or Centipede or Robotron? They used to be favorites wheimagen Atari’s 7800 series was still around. Now since the era of those consoles is over and a different world of interactive reality gaming has taken over, Atari Museum, a site run by Atari enthusiast, has got hold of has unofficially source code of over 15 games for the coders and enthusiasts to admire the state-of-the-art (because this is what it was back then) of game development."
atari  7800  code  programming  retro  oldschool  gaming  source  assembly 
july 2009 by deusx
Missile Command Vinyl Soundtrack | Proto-dev-grail-interesting auctions |
"Arati era soundtrack LPs can be had for signicicantly cheaper than this BID if you bide your time, but they`re pretty cool items."
gaming  missilecommand  atari  vinyl 
june 2009 by deusx
AtariAge - Definitive Combat Dissasembly
"; My intent in overhauling this classic disassembly is to finish it ; so that the purpose of every instruction, memory location, and ; table is made completely clear. "
awesome  asm  6502  stella  atari  atari2600  combat  gaming 
april 2009 by deusx
Atari's First Building - Where it all started. | None | ATARIGAMES.COM
Rode past here every day I worked at Yahoo "I lived in Silicon Valley for 30 years, and I passed this intersection all the time. I finally stopped by this week, and got some pictures of the first building Atari occupied. This is the building where Pong was born. It has a small office in the front, with a workshop and roll-up door in the back. It's the office on the corner of the building. 2962 Scott Blvd in Santa Clara."
santaclara  atari  california  photos 
january 2009 by deusx
Atari’s 1984 Touch Tablet: A Retro-Unboxing | Technologizer
"The next time you use your shiny new Wacom tablet and Adobe Photoshop CS4, think back to a time before time–a time before blends, morphs, heal brushes, and 10-megapixel images. A time like 1984, which, for computer graphics, was darker than the Dark Ages. It was a time when you could buy an $89.95 Atari CX77 Touch Tablet for your Atari 8-bit home computer. Luckily, I bought mine for considerably less last year, although it was still in new, unopened condition. Safely sequestered in the official Vintage Computing and Gaming computer lab, I recently began the task of unpacking the antique peripheral and documenting the process. Here’s an account of the experience."
atari  retro  hardware  oldschool  tablets 
january 2009 by deusx
Atari 8Bit and Mac - Atari800MacX
"This is the home page of the Macintosh OS X Port of David Firth's Fantastic Atari 800 Emulator. I have ported the SDL version of the Atrari800 emulator to Mac OS X, and added a full native Cocoa interface, including Preferences, Menus, File Associations, Help and more."
osx  software  emulators  emulation  atari  atari800  8bit  retro 
november 2008 by deusx
"The SDrive is a device that connects to Atari XL/XE's serial (SIO) port and simulates an Atari floppy disk drive with full read/write access to programs and data stored on a SecureDigital flash card (SD)."
atari  hardware  retro  oldschool  flash  sd 
november 2008 by deusx
Atari 2700 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"The Atari 2700 (also referred to as the Atari Remote Control VCS) was an unreleased console by Atari. Intended for release in 1981, its main standout features were wireless controllers that featured a combination of a joystick and paddle. The fire button was touch-sensitive, as were the buttons on the console. The Reset and Select buttons were relocated to the controllers themselves. The 2700 also featured a storage bin at the top of the console to store the controllers. Focus groups used to test the system noted that the controllers were comfortable, sleek, responsive, and very easy to use."
gaming  atari  atari2700  retro  oldschool 
september 2008 by deusx
The Stupid Gamer » Extremely rare Atari 2700 prototype sells on eBay
"It’s pretty awesome seeing ultra rare and collectable stuff show up for sale, and this one is a true gem. Earlier today, an Atari 2700 prototype sold on eBay for over $5,000. It sounds crazy that someone would bid that much, but the winning bidder is definitely going to be in possession of something they don’t have to worry about finding over at their buddy’s house any time soon. The seller apparently was a game developer from Atari and was given the 2700 as a gift from Leonard Tramiel himself. "
gaming  atari  atari2700  ebay  retro  oldschool 
september 2008 by deusx
Atari: The Golden Years -- A History, 1978-1981
"This four-year period -- from 1977 to 1981 -- contains some of the most exciting developments the company ever saw in its history: the rise of the 2600, the development of some of the company's most enduringly popular games (Centipede, Asteroids) and the development and release of its first home computing platforms."
via:joshua  gaming  atari  history  retro 
august 2008 by deusx
The History of Atari: 1971-1977
"When Bushnell finally decided on the name for his pioneering video game company, he called it “Atari”. In Go terms this is like saying “watch the hell out, I’m just about to win the game”."
via:joshua  gaming  atari  computers 
august 2008 by deusx
Atari 65XE
"The 65XE was essentially a straight replacement for the Atari 800XL, adding not much more than a new version of BASIC, and updating the looks to match its big brother, the 130XE."
atari  retro  computers  hardware  atari65xe 
may 2008 by deusx
Atari 8-bit family - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"The Atari 8-bit family is a series of 8-bit home computers manufactured by Atari Inc. starting in 1979, and later Atari Corporation starting in 1984."
atari  computers  retro 
may 2008 by deusx
The Atari 65XE (900XLF)
"Introduced at the 1985 CES in Las Vegas. The Atari 65XE was the direct replacement for the Atari 800XL Personal Computer."
atari  computers  retro  atari65xe 
may 2008 by deusx
David Ahl's BASIC Computer Adventures
"David Ahl's BASIC Computer Adventures is copyright © 1986, and is posted on with the permission of the copyright holder"
atari  basic  programming  retro  oldschool 
january 2008 by deusx
Mail Order Monsters - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Mail Order Monsters was widely regarded as important for its cooperative play aspect and the ability to enhance and customize monsters."
ea  c64  atari  gaming  retro  oldschool 
january 2008 by deusx - archiving vintage computer books, information, and software
" makes books, information, and software for Atari and other classic computers available on the Web. Everything here is available with permission of the copyright holders."
atari  80s  retro  oldschool  programming  books 
january 2008 by deusx
The Second Book Of Machine Language - Appendix C
""MLX" lets you type in long machine language (ML) listings with almost foolproof results."
c64  atari  assembly  machine  language  commodore  retro  80s  oldschool 
january 2008 by deusx
1979 Buick Riviera gets pimped, Atari-style - Engadget
"Featuring what appears to be a Sears Atari 2600 clone and a 13-inch CRT with a custom fake-ice RIVIERA logo, there's no wonder Kevin, the owner, says this whip is his "absolute pride and joy.""
1979  atari  gaming  cars  nifty  carputer 
october 2007 by deusx
Hacking the Atari Flashback 2 Console - Cartridge Port Mod
"here are the basic details to help assist you in hacking/modding your console into a full fledged Atari 2600 system that can use your original cartridges."
gaming  atari  flashback  hacks  hardware 
september 2007 by deusx
Atari 2600 Label Maker
"This Atari 2600 Label Maker produces authentic looking Atari 2600 "Picture Labels" using your own image and title."
nifty  toys  atari  gaming 
august 2007 by deusx
Atari's Portfolio: the world's first palmtop | Reg Hardware
"The Portfolio's display was a 40-character by eight-line job with a 240 x 64-pixel graphics mode, mounted next to the unit's speaker and above the calculator-style QWERTY keypad."
gadgets  hardware  atari  palm  oldschool 
june 2007 by deusx
Adventure II - $40.00 : AtariAge - Store
"Adventure II is the much-anticipated, unofficial sequel to Atari's classic Adventure on the 2600. Taking advantage of the Atari 5200's improved capabilities over the 2600, Adventure II is much larger and more detailed than the original, while still remai
gaming  wishlist  atari  adventure  rpg 
may 2007 by deusx
bits bytes pixels & sprites » Archives » Centipede’ll change your life (includes creepy insect sexual inuendos)
"Games may have come a long, long way since the 80’s… but the game commercials today just suck compared to this. People just don’t know how to sell a video game these days."
gaming  atari  centipede  video  oldschool  commercials 
april 2007 by deusx
c0nsumer's LiveJournal - Atari Floppy Images
"I've spent most of today thus far imaging floppy disks using my work laptop, an Atari 1050, an Atari 800XL (as a SIO power injector), a Universal SIO2PC Interface, and ProSystem."
atari  oldschool  archival  preservation  hacks  nifty 
april 2007 by deusx
Atari Founder Adapts Chuck 'E' Cheese For Hotties
"LOS ANGELES, Dec 22 (Reuters Life!) - Lovelorn video gamers who are better with consoles than conversation, have a new venue—a restaurant where each table has touchscreens for ordering food and for playing a variety of social games."
nerd  geek  gaming  restaurants  atari 
december 2006 by deusx
YouTube - Atari 800 in store demo
"one of the first Atari demos to show 128 colors on the screen (the beginning logo) and that was actually good music for a computer back then."
retro  video  atari  atari800  computers  80s 
december 2006 by deusx
ThinkGeek :: Atari 2600 Plug and Play Keychains
"Each keychain has a secret - they contain real games. Plug in the included 6 foot cable (on a battery powered reel) into the keychain and your TV , and you really can enjoy the games of yesteryear. Yes, you read that right: these keychains contain real A
gaming  wishlist  gadgets  oldschool  atari  retro  pong 
september 2006 by deusx My 12 favourite demos
"Most of the things and tricks I know about programming I've learned between the age of 13-18, when I and my friends were not so much playing with, but trying to tickle as much weird and wonderful things out of our expensive "power without the price" hard
demos  atari  oldschool  programming  demoscene 
august 2006 by deusx | Vintage Computing and Gaming ‽ Blog Archive ‽ Retro Scan Special Edition: Atari Force #1 In-Depth Extravaganza!
"It’s just a freebie video game pack-in mag made by D.C. Comics, pioneer of the famous “world’s crappiest comic books” formula."
gaming  retro  oldschool  atari  atariforce  comics 
july 2006 by deusx
YouTube - Atari 2600 Eighties Advert
"you're a starship captain in an asteroid field!"
asteroids  retro  oldschool  gaming  atari  2600 
july 2006 by deusx | Vintage Computing and Gaming - Blog Archive Retro Scan of the Week: "The Atari Club. Awesome!"
"This form/envelope combo was included in numerous Atari 2600 game boxes in the early 1980s."
atari  gaming  retro 
july 2006 by deusx | Vintage Computing and Gaming » Blog Archive » The Mazes of Shamus
"Simple but well-constructed, Shamus is one of my favorite games for the Atari 800." This seems like a proto-Zelda.
gaming  atari  oldschool  retro 
march 2006 by deusx | Vintage Computing and Gaming - Blog Archive Before Gauntlet, There Was...Dandy Dungeon
"At first glance, it appears to be a Gauntlet clone with primitive graphics (the Gauntlet of which I speak is the 1985 Atari Games arcade release), but it turns out that Gauntlet, not Dandy, is the clone"
gaming  oldschool  retro  atari  gauntlet 
january 2006 by deusx
Boing Boing: HOWTO convert Atari joystick into a vibrator
This is like something from a Bizarro-world version of Ben Heckendorn.
sex  retro  oldschool  gaming  atari  hacks 
november 2005 by deusx - The Atari 800 XE Laptop
For things like this, I envy hardware hackers. This was the machine, pre-hacks of course, on which I first learned programming.
hacks  hardware  oldschool  atari 
november 2005 by deusx The Future is Knobs
"Initially I dismissed knobs as too complicated for everyday programming. However Future People discovered a glorious solution: cheat shirts that illustrate which way to turn the knob. Genius."
atari  oldschool  gaming  retro  programming  compsci  funny  nifty 
october 2005 by deusx
The Human Clock - Atari 2600 Webserver
'The complex rewiring was done in "Vapour Circuitry", thus when I opened up the original prototype machine to take a photograph, the airtight seal was broken. All of the circuitry turned into a gaseous state and was released into the air.'
atari  funny  oldschool  retro 
april 2005 by deusx
AtariAge Forums - View topic - Castle Crisis executable
"Castle Crisis is a fast-paced game for up to four players. Using your shield, you must capture and launch fireballs against an enemy's castle, while protecting your own castle from enemy fireball hits."
retro  oldschool  atari  gaming 
january 2005 by deusx
AtariAge - Atari Comic Books
I had all of these. If only I knew where they all went...
atari  gaming  oldschool 
april 2004 by deusx

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