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  • Antic (February 1984)


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    Source: Antic – February 1984

    Antic was one of the two big magazines in the U.S. that covered the Atari 8-bit computer line. In early 1984, the Atari 600XL and 800XL were just becoming widely available though they had technically been available, at least in limited quantities, since the Fall of 1983. The February 1984 issue of Antic includes:

    Features

    • A Greeting Card For All Seasons – Say it on cassette
    • Follow That Stock – A spreadsheet for your stock portfolio.
    • Money Matters – Atari reckons with personal finance
    • Typo – Type your program once
    • Atari At War – The wild world of conflict simulation
    • Fast Finger – Autoboot with a ghost at the keyboard
    • Phone Book – Simulate string arrays in Atari BASIC
    • Character Graphics – Redefine the set any way you choose

    Departments

    • Inside Atari – It’s Official
    • Starting Line – A Cinderella Story
    • Education – The End Of Odd Man
    • LOGO/Pilot – LOGO Books
    • In The Public Domain – The Gauntlet – **Bonus Game** Galactic Gloop
    • Tape Topics – The 410 HI-REL Mod
    • Systems Guide – Nightmare Detour
    • Assembly Language – DRAWTO FILL
    • I/O Board
    • Help!
    • Public Domain Software
    • New Products
    • Product Reviews
    • Advertisers List
    • Listing Conventions
    • Shopper’s Guide
    • Microscreens

    …and more!




  • Antic (June 1984)


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    Source: Antic – June 1984

    Antic: The Atari Resource was probably the 2nd most popular magazine for Atari 8-bit computers. It its later years it shifted more focus onto the Atari ST though. The June 1984 issue, which was still a while before the 16-bit ST was introduced, includes:

    Features

    • Anatomy of an Atari 800XL – Inside the belly of the beast
    • Exploring the XL – One programmer’s perspective
    • Scroll Your Way to the Top – A short course on coarse scrolling
    • Use BASIC to Animate – An easier way to program your own games
    • Color Finetuner – Adjust your colors to a “T”
    • Antic Pix Furniture – Computing in comfort

    Departments

    • Inside Atari: Evolution of the XL Computers
    • Education: Alphabet Music
    • Languages: Talk to your Robot
    • Profiles: Activision’s James Levy
    • Toolbox: BASIC – A Variable Approach
    • Game of the Month: Escape From Epsilon
    • Assembly Language: Shortcuts to Success
    • I/O Board
    • Help!
    • Public Domain Software
    • New Products
    • Product Reviews
    • Advertisers List
    • Listing Conventions
    • Shopper’s Guide