The annual BASIC 10 Liner competition is something of a tradition with 8bit enthusiasts, it’s been running for 8 years now and has had over 300 entries submitted for the various 8bit systems.
Gunnar Kanold, the organiser, used to monitor all the different forums for the 8bit systems and coordinate the competition from these many locations. That has become too much of a task, so this year, while you are encouraged to discuss your 10-liner entries in your forum of choice, the only way to submit an entry is to email Gunnar Directly at the email below.
Mr. Atari has written a new DOS for Atari users, it’s small, only 2K so you have more free memory, boots in only a couple of seconds, compatible with DOS2, 2.5, MyDOS, supports wildcards, has a ESP8266/Rverter R:Driver: for WiFi connection to BBSes etc., an 850 compatible R: driver, a formatter for LitDOS disks and all the most used DOS commands.
Wojciech Bociański (AtariAge user bocianu) has written a new game in MAD Pascal. Entered into the 6502 competition over at AtariOnline, it fits in 6502 bytes so it has no sound. It’s a fun little run and jump game, the source code is available from his GIT repo on GitLab you can download it from the 6502 competition site here’s a (Direct Link) or you can grab a copy here.
This pack contains a disk image in MyDos format with all Atari 8-bit releases of SillyVenture 2k18. I felt they deserve a good presentation, especially the graphics and music releases for which no art pack/music disk exists.
This pack comes with results viewer which also acts as a menu from where you can directly start all releases and read the readmes.
The menu remains memory resident, so you don’t have to load it again every time. This makes watching the graphics entries and listening to the music entries much more fun, especially on the real machine. If you use loadable speeders, you have to use the memory area $500-$5ff. For “SIO2SD TURBO” for example press “OPTION+START” at the boot screen.
For a while now it has been near impossible to get a UAV, the best svideo update for the Atari 8bit range. Bryan the guy who designed it has been dealing with real life and fun things like video upgrades have taken a back seat.
Well the good news is that MacRorie at the Brewing Academy has made a deal with Bryan and taken over production of the boards. There will now (well… after Chinese new year) be a place to get these awesome boards.