The Creative Atari

Edited by David Small, Sandy Small and George Blank, published 1983

Book cover

Cover
Preface
The Atari Machine

Part I. Atari Graphics Tutorial

How A TV Works
Character Generation
Dot Graphics Line
ANTIC and CTIA
More Memory Secrets
Examining the Display List
Modifying Display Memory
Display List Opcodes
Notes & Discussion
Basic and Color
Display List Interrupts
Player-Missile Graphics
Character Sets

Part II. Graphics Tips
Design Philosophy and GTIA Demos
Graphics Seven Plus
Player-Missile Design Aid
Animath
Greater Graphics Control
The Atari Graphics Composer
Artifacting With Graphics 7-Plus

Part III. Hardware and Software

Bits & Bytes
Physical Types of Memory
Atari Music Composer
CompuServe
Build Your Own Light Pen
Atari Silencer
Basic A+
Monkey Wrench
String Arrays
Talk is Getting Cheaper
Axlon RAMDisk
Joytricks
New RAMS for Old
K-DOS
Keyboard for the Atari 400
The Mosaic 64K RAM Card
Atari 1200
Letter Quality Alternative
Atari Word Processors
Atari Text Editor Program
VisiCalc
Atari Resources
Questions & Answers
Atari Languages
Getting Along Without TAB
Telecommunications & Memory Locations
The Upstart Atari
Self Modifying Programs
Super Text Mode
The Challenge is Met (Super Text Mode)
Neater Numerical Tables
Interfacing Your Atari
Atari Strings and Text Handling
An Atari Library of Sound
Original Adventure in 32K
From Burn-Out to Born Again
Speedread +
Eastern Front
Missile Command & Asteroids
Star Raiders
Basketball
Warlocks Revenge & Kayos
Gamma Hockey
The Wizard and the Princess
Graphics Adventures on the Atari
Cypher Bowl & Krazy Antics
Not Just Fun in Games
Deluxe Invaders & K-razy Shootout
Dog Daze & Caverns of Mars
Canyon Climber
Clowns & Balloons
Pool
Nautilus
Shamus
Miner 2049'er

Part IV. Disk Drive Tutorial

Atari DOS
Atari Diskfile Tutorial Part I
Atari Diskfile Tutorial Part II
Atari Diskfile Tutorial Part III
Using Disks With Atari Basic

Part V. User Programs

Mazemaster
Monster Combat
Scurry
Collision
Air Defense

Appendix

Atari Memory Addresses

Software

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