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Welcome to comp.sys.atari.8bit! [message #328264] Tue, 12 July 2016 00:01
Michael Current is currently offline  Michael Current
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Welcome to the comp.sys.atari.8bit newsgroup!

Discussion about 8 bit Atari micros.

Welcome to the Usenet newsgroup for discussion about the Atari 8-bit family
of computers! These include the Atari 400, 800, 1200XL, 600XL, 800XL, 65XE,
130XE, and 800XE personal/home computers, and the Atari XE System console.

The 400/800/1200XL/600XL/800XL computers were marketed from 1979-1984 by
Atari, Inc., of Sunnyvale, California, USA, while Atari was a subsidiary of
Warner Communications Inc. (WCI), the media and entertainment conglomerate.

The 800XL/65XE/130XE/800XE computers and XE System console were marketed from
1984-1992 by Atari, Corp./Atari Corporation, also based in Sunnyvale,
California, USA.

Today, remaining intellectual property rights associated with the Atari 8-bit
family of computers are owned by Atari Interactive, Inc., a subsidiary of
Atari S.A. of Paris, France. http://www.atari.com/

ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT
Kept by Michael Current, michael@mcurrent.name

The latest version of this document is posted to these Usenet newsgroups
every 23 days: comp.sys.atari.8bit, comp.answers, news.answers

Known web locations for the latest version of this document:
ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/faqs/atari-8-bit/welcome
http://faqs.cs.uu.nl/na-dir/atari-8-bit/welcome.html
http://www-ftp.lip6.fr/pub/doc/faqs/atari-8-bit/welcome

NEWSGROUP BACKGROUND
comp.sys.atari.8bit was created in November 1986 (as part of the Great
Renaming) as a direct replacement for: net.micro.atari8

comp.sys.atari.8bit is unmoderated, and has no formal newsgroup charter.

The comp.* hierarchy of Usenet newsgroups is managed by the Big-8 Management
Board: http://www.big-8.org/

RELATED NEWSGROUPS
alt.binaries.comp.atari8bit
Programs for Atari's 6502-based orphans.
(This newsgroup is not widely propagated.)

de.comp.sys.atari
[German language discussion about Atari micros.]

fr.comp.sys.atari
Machines de la gamme Atari.
[French language discussion about Atari micros.]

pl.comp.sys.atari
Grupa dyskusyjna uzytkownikow komputerow atari.
[Polish language discussion about Atari micros.]

WEB FORUMS
Atari 8-Bit Computers forum at AtariAge
http://www.atariage.com/forums/forum/12-atari-8-bit-computer s/

Atari 8-Bitters Past and Present (Google+ community)
https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/11049916749950463960 9

SOFTWARE
http://www.atarimania.com/ "The World's Finest Atari Database"
http://a8.fandal.cz/ Games, Demos
http://www.atarionline.pl/ Games, Demos
http://ftp.pigwa.net/ or ftp://ftp.pigwa.net/ "Total Demoscene Archive"
http://www.atari8bit.de.vu/ Homesoft's Disk Images (games)

XL Search "The Atari 8-Bit File Archive Search Engine" (Bill Kendrick)
http://xlsearch.atari.org/ or http://www.newbreedsoftware.com/xlsearch/

Atari SAP Music Archive, http://asma.atari.org/

INFORMATION
Atari 8-Bit Computers: Frequently Asked Questions (Michael Current)
ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/faqs/atari-8-bit/faq
http://www-ftp.lip6.fr/pub/doc/faqs/atari-8-bit/faq

Atari 8-Bit Computers: Vendors and Developers (Michael Current)
ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/faqs/atari-8-bit/vendev
http://faqs.cs.uu.nl/na-dir/atari-8-bit/vendev.html
http://www-ftp.lip6.fr/pub/doc/faqs/atari-8-bit/vendev

Atari Disk Image FAQ (Steve Tucker)
http://www.atarimax.com/ape/docs/DiskImageFAQ/

Atari BBS List (Trevor Holyoak)
http://atari.holyoak.com/ATARIBBS.TXT

Easter Egg Compendium (Digital Press)
http://www.digitpress.com/eastereggs/atari8bit.htm

Game Solution Maps
http://mapy.atari8.info/

AtariWiki (Carsten Strotmann)
https://atariwiki.org/

Atari 8-Bit Cartridges (PitfallJones)
http://www.pitfalljones.com/atari.htm

USER GROUPS
ABBUC - Atari Bit Byter User Club
http://www.abbuc.de/

ABBUC Regionalgruppe Frankfurt / Main (RAF)
http://www.abbuc-raf.de/

ACEC - Atari Computer Enthusiasts of Columbus
http://acec.atari.org/ or http://www.angelfire.com/oh4/acec/acec.html

AKPV - Atariklub Prostejov
http://www.atariada.cz/atariklub/

SCAT - Suburban Chicago ATarians
http://www.scatarians.org/

SLCC - San Leandro Computer Club
http://slcc.bdgeorge.com/

SPACE - Saint Paul Atari Computer Enthusiasts
http://space.atari.org/ or http://www.spaceweb.us/

WASEO - Walkenrieder Anwender-Software Entwicklungs Organisation
http://www.waseo.de/

NEWS SOURCES
Atari Online News, Etc. (A-ONE) Online Magazine (weekly) (Dana P. Jacobson)
http://www.atarinews.org/

PRO(C) ATARI -- print (quarterly), German/English editions (Markus Roesner)
http://proc-atari.de/

Excel -- print (formerly a disk magazine) (Robert Stuart)
http://excel-retro-mag.co.uk/
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