S1:E1: All The Scan Lines Have Been Written

Into The Vertical Blank: Growing Up Atari Season 1 Episode 1 – All The Scan Lines Have Been Written

In this, the real premiere episode, the boys pull out all the production stops to bring some much needed levity and interludes to a game playing session and discussion on modern releases for the Atari 8-bit computers.  Games discussed and Played: Stunt Car Racer, Bosconian, Time Pilot, X:8, Crazy cat and more.

Show notes and links:

Also, be sure to check out the Inverse ATASCII Atari 8bit and now ST Podcast. We did not realize that on his podcast Wade has an assistant much like “Emily” (our rude British AI assistant).  We have given Emily a part-time role and put “IRATA” in her place. Also Wade assistant’s is not and is not nearly as rude because Wade is much more of an adult than Steve or Jeff
https://inverseatascii.info/

Game Links

Stunt Car Racer for the Atari 8bits – Download and info
http://a8.fandal.cz/detail.php?files_id=7541

Bosconian for the Atari 8bit (disks 439 and 440)
http://www.mushca.com/f/atari/index.php?idx=9#DISK440

Time Pilot for the Atari 8bit computers

http://www.mushca.com/f/atari/index.php?idx=9#DISK435

X:8 for the Atari 8bit Computers

http://www.mushca.com/f/atari/index.php?idx=9#DISK401

Crazy Cat for the Atari 8bits

http://www.mushca.com/f/atari/index.php?idx=9#DISK435

Mr. Do for the Atari 8bits – well worht your time although we only mention it briefly

http://www.mushca.com/f/atari/index.php?idx=2#DISK090

More info at the great Atari Mania  Site

http://www.atarimania.com/game-atari-400-800-xl-xe-mr-do_3568.html

Places to buy cool stuff
Lotharek’s Lair – https://lotharek.pl/

USB Joysticks (Sorry, I can’t find the Legacy Engineering site anymore):Innex Retro Link Classic Console USB Controllers Atari

Atari Sales / Video 61 http://members.tcq.net/video61/main.html

Excel Magazine http://excel-retro-mag.co.uk/?v=79cba1185463

Info on Atari 8bit Graphics modes:

http://gury.atari8.info/card_graphics_modes.php

The Atari Box Pre-Order: https://atarivcs.com/

Good Atari Forums

Atari Mania: http://www.atarimania.com/atari_forum/index.php

Atari Age: http://atariage.com/forums/

Atari,io: http://forums.atari.io/index.php?/

 

Emulation, Disk and Cart Images ready to run

Atarionline.pl – in polish, but can be translated

http://www.atarionline.pl/v01/index.php?ct=nowinki&ucat=1&subaction=showfull&id=1525095667

 

Altirra: http://www.virtualdub.org/altirra.html

 

8bitrocket’s 8 Tokens for a Dollar Song:

https://soundcloud.com/jeff-fulton-1/8-tokens-for-a-dollar

 

8bitweapon

https://8bitweapon.com/

If you’s like to support the blog / podcast in some way.
I have actually purchased on of these at a Retro store and like it as a replacement for the standard CX40.
If you click below we get a little cut from the sale of anything in your cart.

 

Also, since I cannot find the Legacy Engineering USB stick, I have tried these also and they are quite nice:

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  • David Protestari

    Hi 8 Bit Steve and Jeff. Enjoying your podcast thus far. Thanks for doing it as I really like podcasts that focus on games especially the new and homebrews coming out.

  • Jeff P

    I love the podcast. The energy, humor and spontaneity are spot on. Thanks for sharing your enthusiasm and keeping the dream alive.