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Date: 1987-03 atari800xl.org comp.sys.atari.8bit
Rogue for the 8-Bits in Antic?  
 
1.  ssegan  
 More options Mar 1 1987, 3:22 pm
Newsgroups: comp.sys.atari.8bit
From: sse@dasys1.UUCP -
Date: Sun, 1-Mar-87 01:22:57 EST
Local: Sun, Mar 1 1987 3:22 pm
Subject: Rogue for the 8-Bits in Antic?
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Does anyone on the net have connections to Antic Magazine? I was asking that
because in the April Antic they have a preview on May(As usual!) and a certain
thing interests me: They say they'll be having ROGUE FOR THE 8-BITS???? What is
this?
Thanks,
----Sascha

Sascha Segan                     {allegra,philabs,cmcl2}!phri\
Big Electric Cat Public Unix     {bellcore,harpo,cmcl2}!cucard!dasys1!ssegan
New York, NY, USA                                {philabs}!tg/
--
Sascha Segan                     {allegra,philabs,cmcl2}!phri\
Big Electric Cat Public Unix     {bellcore,harpo,cmcl2}!cucard!dasys1!ssegan
New York, NY, USA                                {philabs}!tg/


 
 
2.  store2  
 More options Mar 4 1987, 11:17 pm
Newsgroups: comp.sys.atari.8bit
From: sto@ihuxi.UUCP -
Date: Wed, 4-Mar-87 09:17:58 EST
Local: Wed, Mar 4 1987 11:17 pm
Subject: Re: Rogue for the 8-Bits in Antic?
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In article <2@dasys1.UUCP>, sse@dasys1.UUCP (Sascha Segan) writes:
> Does anyone on the net have connections to Antic Magazine? I was asking that
> because in the April Antic they have a preview on May(As usual!) and a certain
> thing interests me: They say they'll be having ROGUE FOR THE 8-BITS???? What is
> this?
> Thanks,
> Sascha Segan                    

I don't have any connections to ANTIC but I should be getting my issue in
2 to 3 weeks (subscribers get them faster).   I'll post info as soon as I
get it.  I, too, am excited at the prospect.  I was disappointed that EPYX
didn't come out with an 8 bit version.  Someone on the net a couple of years
ago said they had written an 8 bit version.  They never posted it.  (A wise
decision, I'm sure  since EPYX owns the right to it).  I imagine that EPYX
would have had to give their approval to ANTIC before it could be published.
I just hope it comes close to the ST version.

                                        Kit Kimes  
                                        AT&T--Information Systems Labs
                                        ...ihnp4!iwvae!kimes

"I'm carrying the weight of all the useless junk a modern man accumulates.
I'm a statistic in a system that a civil servant dominates."
        _Running On Ice_ -Billy Joel


 
 
3.  Alex Leavens  
 More options Mar 6 1987, 8:09 am
Newsgroups: comp.sys.atari.8bit
From: leav@atari.UUCP (Alex Leavens) -
Date: Thu, 5-Mar-87 18:09:57 EST
Local: Fri, Mar 6 1987 8:09 am
Subject: Re: Rogue for the 8-Bits in Antic?
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in article <2@dasys1.UUCP>, sse@dasys1.UUCP (Sascha Segan) says:

> What's Rogue?

  Rogue is a very complex multi-level dungeons and dragons style adventure
game.  It's what's known as a 'serious time-waster'.  <grin>

--alex @ Atari

BIX: alexl.        GEnie: ALEXLEAVENS           AtariCorp: 408-745-2006


 
 
4.  wilmott  
 More options Mar 8 1987, 8:14 am
Newsgroups: comp.sys.atari.8bit
From: wilm@topaz.UUCP -
Date: Sat, 7-Mar-87 18:14:50 EST
Local: Sun, Mar 8 1987 8:14 am
Subject: Re: Rogue for the 8-Bits in Antic?
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   Yeah, I saw the "May Rogue for 8 bits preview" thing too in Antic
this month. Originally it was supposed to be out long ago- if you
look in like the April 1985 Analog "coming next" section, they had
it listed as "soon to be released"!

                        -Ray


 
new user, Needs Help!  
 
1.  gordon  
 More options Mar 2 1987, 9:24 am
Newsgroups: comp.sys.atari.8bit
From: gor@hpirs.UUCP -
Date: Sun, 1-Mar-87 19:24:59 EST
Local: Mon, Mar 2 1987 9:24 am
Subject: Re: new user, Needs Help!
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Greetings:

        I have some docs that may help you out. Send me an address where I can
        get the info to you and I'll see what I can do.
        I think the project is a great idea. Please keep us posted as to how
        successful you are.


 
technical data request  
 
1.  gordon  
 More options Mar 2 1987, 9:27 am
Newsgroups: comp.sys.atari.8bit
From: gor@hpirs.UUCP -
Date: Sun, 1-Mar-87 19:27:53 EST
Local: Mon, Mar 2 1987 9:27 am
Subject: Re: technical data request
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Art:
        See the response that I wrote to Don. If you would like some info,
        drop me a line.

Gordon


 
Replies to questions in Vol 87 Issue 10..  
 
1.  jhs  
 More options Mar 2 1987, 2:30 pm
Newsgroups: comp.sys.atari.8bit
From: j@MITRE-BEDFORD.ARPA.UUCP -
Date: Mon, 2-Mar-87 00:30:18 EST
Local: Mon, Mar 2 1987 2:30 pm
Subject: Replies to questions in Vol 87 Issue 10..
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 Dan Boskovich asks:

"If I have followed this correctly, this Avatex 1200 modem can be used
 to access vax unix from an Atari 130x. If not which modem should I get.
 Also, will I need a terminal emulator? I am new to PC's and don't
 have a clue. Please help!!"

Yes, the Avatex has worked out very well talking to a VAX at 1200 baud from an
Atari 800XL.  However, any 1200 baud modem would theoretically do the job.
The Avatex has the virtue of being about the cheapest 1200 baud unit around,
at $75 to $80, especially considering that it has autodial, autoanswer, and
autobaud features.  Since you are new to all this, let me explain briefly.
Autodial capability lets you send commands to the modem which make it dial the
phone automatically.  The Avatex (or any Hayes compatible) will dial either
in Touch Tone or Pulse mode depending on which command you send it.  For
example you send "ATDT5551212" to it and it dials 555-1212 in Tone mode.
The "AT" stands for "Attention" -- gets the modem's attention -- and "DT"
means Dial, Tone Mode.  The digits are of course the phone number.

Autoanswer means the modem will answer the phone and put out a carrier so
you can run a Bulletin Board System from your computer if you wish.

Autobaud means it will automatically switch to the correct baud rate,
300 or 1200, depending on what it sees on the incoming line after it has
answered the phone.

There is a more expensive Avatex, the 1200HC which is fully Hayes Compatible.
This includes a built-in speaker which lets you follow call progress.  With
the cheaper unit you have to plug in a phone in the jack on the back if you
want to listen.  The 1200HC sells for around $110 to $150 depending on your
source, and will probably work with a wider assortment of Bulletin Board
software than the plain 1200.  The $75 Avatex 1200 has done everything I need
so far, however.

You will need the modem, an interface, and a terminal emulator to get started.
If you want to make the Atari look like a VT100, the VT100 emulator which was
posted in the last Info-Atari8 Digest will do the trick.  However, if it is
as I think it is, it will not help you with downloading files, which you will
want to do to benefit from the many fine Public Domain programs posted on this
net.  Other terminal emulators are available which will help with that.
The one I use is CDY's OmniCom, which provides "kermit" and "xmodem", the two
most popular protocols for transferring files reliably.  OmniCom requires
CDY's OMNIVIEW chip, but with that you also get 80-column display capability
for word processing and not just for terminal operations.

As for interfaces, the P:R:Connection and the Atari 850 are two of the most
versatile choices.  Each will let you hook up an industry-standard printer
(so-called Centronics style parallel interface) as well as two (P:R:C) or four
(850) serial devices, one of which will be the modem.  The P:R:Connection has
been selling for around $55 and the 850 for around $109 by mail order, though
I just noticed the 850 listed for $99 from Electronic One in Columbus, OH.
(Phone (614) 864-9994; P.O. Box 13428, Columbus OH 43213.)  Though you can
get modems with direct Atari interfaces and whatnot, I strongly recommend
getting one of the two interfaces mentioned above so you can use standard
modems and printers which you can keep and use with another computer that you
may upgrade to later on.

From: vax135!@ucbvax.Berkeley.EDU  (Arthur Schmidt)
Subject: technical data request

"If anyone has an answer to Don Brown's request, please forward
 the info to me as well.  I am interested in where I can get my hands
 on technical hardware and software info on all of the atari 800 family..."

Atari Customer Service can sell you both hardware and software manuals on the
400/800 and XL/XE series, as well as peripherals.  Included are the schematic
diagrams, the Operating System source code, etc.  There is also a fine book
called de re Atari, which is a must for anyone wanting complete information.
Then there is Inside Atari DOS, and the Atari BASIC Source Book, both of which
contain source code listings.  Finally, you MUST have Mapping The Atari.
SAMS ComputerFact manuals are also available with schematics and repair
information.  THAT should keep you busy for awhile!!!

-John Sangster
j@mitre-bedford.arpa


 
Chameleon and termcap entry  
 
1.  crd9852  
 More options Mar 3 1987, 2:44 am
Newsgroups: comp.sys.atari.8bit
From: crd9@ritcv.UUCP -
Date: Mon, 2-Mar-87 12:44:03 EST
Local: Tues, Mar 3 1987 2:44 am
Subject: Chameleon and termcap entry
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When I dial in from home with my 800XL and chameleon I have noticed
something peculiar with the backspace key.  When I have the shell prompt
(I guess that's what you call it) the backspace key causes a control H
(^H) to be printed to the screen.  When I am in vi, the backspace key
actually backspaces.

When I dial in from work, I use a Hewlett Packard terminal and the hp2626
termcap.  At the shell prompt, the backspace key backspaces and
erases.  In vi, it just backspaces.  In fact, I am using the HP terminal now
along with vi to compose this.  

It would be nice if chameleon would at least actually backspace when I am
at the shell prompt.  It would be nice if it erased, too, but that is really
not required.  Does anyone know of any additions or deletions I can make to
the chameleon termcap?  I looked at the termcap manual page and the entry
for the hp2626.  I tried a few things but nothing worked.

Thanks.

                                                     Charlie Dennett

{...}!seismo!rochster!ritcv!ritisis!crd9852
                           ^^^^^^^^
                                Note additional machine for E-mail response.


 
Source for 600XL???  
 
1.  jhs  
 More options Mar 3 1987, 7:41 am
Newsgroups: comp.sys.atari.8bit
From: j@MITRE-BEDFORD.ARPA.UUCP -
Date: Mon, 2-Mar-87 17:41:30 EST
Local: Tues, Mar 3 1987 7:41 am
Subject: Source for 600XL???
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Can anybody help me find out who was advertising the 600XL for $29.95
recently?  I am SURE I saw such an ad within the past few months but cannot
for the life of me find it again.  I have a couple of applications for
dedicated processors, and a 600XL would seem just perfect!

-John S


 
spartados/turbobasic/superdos  
 
1.  curzon  
 More options Mar 3 1987, 8:06 am
Newsgroups: comp.sys.atari.8bit
From: cur@kaoa01.dec.com.UUCP -
Date: Mon, 2-Mar-87 18:06:08 EST
Local: Tues, Mar 3 1987 8:06 am
Subject: spartados/turbobasic/superdos
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TURBO BASIC

  - is there a patch yet to correct the time functions for North
     America?  (I tried the one someone posted here before, no go)
  - how do you load handlers with it?
  - anybody got any notes on how it uses memory?

SPARTADOS

Thanks to all those who answered my questions on Spartados
and the US doubler... I bought it and am very pleased.

I would say this is the height of the art of Atari command line DOS's,
with batches, time/date stamp on files, and a few great utilities.

Now I need MORE utilities..anybody got a boot sector, high speed binary
loader?  other goodies?

SUPERDOS

I got an 'incidental' copy of this DOS on a traded disk.  I have not seen
it advertised... anyone know its origin?  It has a high speed skew format
option.  You need some additional hardware I guess, because it doesn't work
with the US doubler I have.

The interesting thing is, it works at high speed if you format with
Sparta/US doubler!  You only have to copy sector 360 from an empty formatted
Atari DOS disk to your Sparta formatted disk, then you boot Superdos
and write it to the new disk (menu "H").  Then all reads and writes under
Superdos happen at high speed.  That's great with Turbo basic, which you
can't use with Spartados (memory conflicts).

                                Dick Curzon
                                Digital Equipment of Canada
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                                Canada.

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