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ANTIC Interview 385 – Software Automatic Mouth: Mark Barton

Software Automatic Mouth: Mark Barton Mark Barton was creator of SAM — Software Automatic Mouth. Released in 1982, SAM was the first software-only speech synthesizer for personal computers. It was available for the Apple II, Commodore 64, and Atari 8-bit computers. He later developed Macintalk, speech synthesis for the Macintosh computer; and narrator, the speech

By |2020-06-01T12:46:11-04:00June 1st, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on ANTIC Interview 385 – Software Automatic Mouth: Mark Barton

ANTIC Interview 384 – Fandal: Atari programer and archivist

Fandal: Atari programer and archivist Frantisek Houra is better known to the Atari community as Fandal. He's an Atari computer programmer and long-time archivist of European Atari software. He has created many original Atari games and conversions from other platforms: including Fruity Pete, Mashed Turtles, Crescent Solitaire, and Diamondz. This interview took place on August

By |2020-05-27T20:05:54-04:00May 27th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on ANTIC Interview 384 – Fandal: Atari programer and archivist

ANTIC Interview 383 – Gregg Squires, Atari Manager of Hardware Engineering

Gregg Squires, Atari Manager of Hardware Engineering Gregg Squires was a Manager of Hardware Engineering at Atari from 1982 through 1984, working from their New York office. He was project manager for Val, a cost-reduced version of the Atari 2600; and project manager for the Atari XL computer series. He was co-designer of the 65816

By |2020-05-21T10:47:10-04:00May 21st, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on ANTIC Interview 383 – Gregg Squires, Atari Manager of Hardware Engineering

AtariMania: Missing Software List v1.4 now available!

Atarimania has just released their latest compilation of Atari home computer software that remains missing and unavailable for software preservation through the site. Please be sure to give it a look because you may be able to help him and other Atari enthusiasts! Missing Software List, v1.4  AtariMania web site  

By |2020-05-20T10:22:32-04:00May 20th, 2020|Categories: Apps, Games and Demos, News|Comments Off on AtariMania: Missing Software List v1.4 now available!

ANTIC Interview 382 – Rik Dickinson, Encore Video Productions

Rik Dickinson, Encore Video Productions Rik Dickinson is founder of Encore Video Productions, a company that rented Atari 8-bit computers to hotels for use as character generators. The computers would show information about the hotel on channel 2 of guests' televisions. This was part of a service that Encore offered to provide in-room movies that

By |2020-05-20T10:10:53-04:00May 20th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on ANTIC Interview 382 – Rik Dickinson, Encore Video Productions

ANTIC Interview 381 – Youth Advisory Board: Tracey Cullinan

Tracey Cullinan This is the seventh in a series of episodes featuring the kids of Atari's Youth Advisory Board. In 1983, Atari formed a Youth Advisory Board, selecting teenagers from around the United States to share their opinions about computers and video games, test software, and promote Atari's computers at events. The group consisted of

By |2020-05-06T13:33:44-04:00May 3rd, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on ANTIC Interview 381 – Youth Advisory Board: Tracey Cullinan

FujiNet: A WIP SIO Network Adapter for Atari 8-bit to ESP8266 WiFi Modem

#FujiNet #GitHub Thomas Cherryhomes continues to make ground on developing an SIO-based networking option for Atari 8-bit owners including myself, and he can use our support (he has a Patreon running as of this writing), as well as any feedback from your own field-testing, through either his GitHub project page or in the ongoing discussion

By |2020-02-26T03:20:25-05:00February 26th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on FujiNet: A WIP SIO Network Adapter for Atari 8-bit to ESP8266 WiFi Modem

Atari Software Preservation Initiative

Atari Software Preservation Initiative From site: "Many thousands of titles were released for the Atari on cartridges, diskettes and cassettes. The magnetic media was not designed for prolonged life and is failing due to age and poor storage. It is important that we preserve this software now before it is lost forever. Essential resource for

By |2020-02-24T11:50:11-05:00February 24th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Atari Software Preservation Initiative