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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

ANTIC Interview 259 – Wynn Smith, Mosaic Electronics

Wynn Smith, Mosaic Electronics Wynn Smith was co-founder of Mosaic Electronics, a company that produced memory upgrade cards for the Atari 400 and 800 computers, as well as the Commodore 64 and VIC-20. He started at Tektronix, where be wrote code for the OEM graphics division at the age of 17. After Mosaic, he worked

By |2017-11-26T12:16:45-05:00December 28th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on ANTIC Interview 259 – Wynn Smith, Mosaic Electronics

The Ultimate Atari Video upgrade, Revision D: Ready for Production

Bryan, over at AtariAge, has announced that Revision D of his Ultimate Atari Video upgrade is ready for production and he is accepting pre-orders: The latest version of the UAV (Ultimate Atari Video) board is finally ready for production.  I am currently working on a run to ship in mid-late January.   This board is

By |2017-11-26T12:16:45-05:00December 23rd, 2016|Categories: Hardware, Homebrew Gear, Mods, News, Reviews|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on The Ultimate Atari Video upgrade, Revision D: Ready for Production

Word Processors for the Atari: A Comparison

by Jon Loveless Published in ANTIC, April 1984 Issue There are currently three true word processors available for the ATARI, and that in itself creates a few problems. Typically, you would run out and buy one the moment one of 2 things occur: 1. you have the money, or 2. you find a store that

By |2017-11-26T12:16:45-05:00December 18th, 2016|Categories: ANTIC Magazine|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Word Processors for the Atari: A Comparison

New development: GTIA in CPLD

Simius, of AtariAge, has announced: The new CPLD solution is already working. Features: Standard RGB output Sharp, clean image True 256 colors 16 luminance levels available in all graphics modes. Two colors in hi-resolution graphics P/M colissions, trigger inputs and consol keys are supported by the old chip. The tests takes some time. The decision

By |2017-11-26T12:16:45-05:00November 4th, 2016|Categories: Hardware, Homebrew Gear, Mods, News|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on New development: GTIA in CPLD