Front Matter


Atari Graphics & Arcade Game Design
by Jeffrey Stanton & Daniel Pinal

Arrays, Inc.
The Book Division
1223 S. Hindry Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90045


A technical book like this was a long, time-consuming undertaking. The book took much longer than we ever anticipated because we wanted to write the definitive book on the subject with both meaningful examples and technical accuracy. We wanted a book that was free of errors and with listings that worked,

We are indebted to the authors of De Re Atari and the A tart Personal Computer Hardware Manual (Atari Computer, Inc.) who shed light on the inner workings of the computer, and to the author of Mapping the Atari (Compute Books) who produced a comprehensive and valuable reference to all of the memory locations inside the Atari computers. Thanks to Michael Mellin who edited the manuscript without meddling with the content, and to Estela Montesinos who without complaint redid the numerous changes in my diagrams again and again until we got it right.

Trademarks, corporate names, or other designations are used for reference purposes only.

ISBN 0-912003-05-7

Copyright © 1984 by Jeffrey Stanton and Arrays, Inc./The Book Division. All rights reserved. Printed in the United States of America. No part of this publication may be reproduced or distributed in any form or by any means, or stored in a data base or retrieval system, without the prior written permission of the publisher, with the exception that the program listings may be entered, stored, and executed in a computer system, but they may not be reproduced for publication.

Webification notes by Kay Savetz (Jan 1 2001)

On behalf of the Atari community, I would like to thank Jeffrey and Dan for allowing their classic book to be posted on the Web. Please respect the copyright and do not redistribute, mirror, or copy this online book. Thanks to the team of Atari devotees who helped digitize the book text and program code: Willi Kusche, Erhard Puetz, Sysop Fox-1, Allan Bushman, and Ron Hamilton.

Send comments or questions about this site to Kay Savetz.

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