Tagged: atari

Hardcover copy of "Art Of Atari", by Tim Lapetino.

“Art Of Atari” Review

“Art Of Atari“1 by Tim Lapetino is wonderful, and should be considered the definitive visual-history of, not just the artwork used on game cartridge boxes, but of Atari and its video game products (home and...

The cover of the first edition of "Amiga World" magazine, circa fall 1985.

The Computer Magazine Archive

The Internet Archive continues to prove that it is one of the most valuable information resources on the planet. As of the time of this post, just over 18,000 editions of classic computer magazines...

The Atari ST's classic "Busy Bee" icon.

Atari ST “Busy Bee” Icon Wallpaper

Continuing the run of the Atari ST’s clever icons in the TOS operating system, the ‘system busy’ state was represented by the Busy Bee. This downloadable ZIP file contains a 400×400 transparent PNG, and...

MyDOS version 3.11 for the Atari 8-bit computers.

Atari 8-bit MyDOS 3.011 Main Menu Wallpaper

There were several third-party operating systems available for the Atari 8-bit computers, and one of the most popular with enthusiasts was called MyDOS. Written by Charles Marslett through his company Workmark, Charles has released the...

AtariDOS 2.5 Main-Menu Screen.

AtariDOS 2.5 Main-Menu Screen Wallpaper

1983 started out very poorly for Atari’s home computer division. The 1200XL, quickly thrown together to battle the Commodore 64 and launched in January of that year, was ludicrously overpriced and stumbled out the...

Atari 1200XL badging

In Defense of the Atari 1200XL

It is an “Edsel“, an “Avanti“, or something in-between? The Atari 1200XL has always had a sullied reputation with the Atari community as a crippled machine that was too expensive and which nearly killed...

The Atari 1030 Modem, Atari Inc., 1983

My First Modem – The Atari 1030

Released in 1983, and designed to match the newly launched Atari 1200XL, the Atari 1030 modem was an interesting piece of hardware.  The modem’s device-driver was burned into ROM, enabling it work with any Atari...