Revolutionary greetings, fellow ATARI users. I need help urgently here on this lonely island twelve degrees north of the equator. I am desperate for information about my ATARI computer (a rarity here) so I can help my students and the other staff at our medical school. Any information will be gratefully received.
St. Georges Univer. St. Georges Island
MSG RCVD STOP ONE-YEAR COMP SUBSCRIPTION ANTIC SENT ASAP STOP DESPAIR NOT -ANTIC ED
My son bought ANTIC #3 at the store and enjoyed it so much he wants to subscribe, starting with #4. Can we also get the two back issues that he missed?
Mrs. Robert Schweizer
Yes, back issues are available for $4. 00 each, which includes immediate mailing upon receipt of payment. Master Charge and Visa orders are now honored. A special subscription offer begins this issue (see form at centerfold). ANTIC ED
LINE NUMBER MISCUE
For some reason the line numbers referred to in the Music With BASIC article (ANTIC #4) don't agree with the listing. For example, the program ,does not "begin with GOTO 370." It begins with GOTO 310. What happened?
Sorry. We renumbered the listing without realizing there were line numbers referred to in the article. The count is off by fifty or sixty lines, depending on the instance. This does not affect program execution. -ANTIC ED
I tried to type in "Tuning Your ATARI" (ANTIC #4), but line 70 threw me for a loop. How do you do that!
Glacier Park, WY
Line 70 has special graphics and inverse video characters which didn't print when we listed it on the ATARI 825. Update your listing with the following statements.
70 GOSUB 700:TONE = 430: WAIT = 500
95 DATA 104,162,4,160,0,177,205,145,203,200,208,249,230,206,230,204,202,208,242,96
700 FOR I = 1 TO 20:READ MAC:P1$(I,I) = CHR$(MAC):NEXT I:RETURN
I want to complain about your advertiser, Frontrunner Computer Industries. Their program "Superclone" sounded good, so I sent a bank check. After several weeks, nothing. So I called, only to get an answering service. I waited several more weeks, and still nothing. At this point I just want my money back.
You are not alone. We have refused Frontrunner's ad pending resolution of our readers' compaints. ANTIC ED
WORK WORK WORK
I plan to use my ATARI 800 primarily for business, and would like to see more about business applications in your magazine. While I'm aware that Atari, Inc. views its primary marketplace as the home, the superior capabilities of the ATARI recommend it to businessmen like myself. Many of us will want to learn how to program the machine for our own particular applications.
Miami Beach, FL
We are planning a special issue on business applications for mid- 1983. If you have programs or ideas that you think would be suitable, please let us know. ANTIC ED
Could you provide for us readers the option of obtaining your longer programs on "media" such as disk or tape? Many of us aren't such good typists.
That's a strong possibility. Note our Public Domain Software offer in this issue does contain two of our long games. If and when we can offer other ANTIC listings on tape or disk we will announce it. ANTIC ED
I would love to see what's loading into my computer's memory while it happens. Can it be done?
I'd also appreciate an article about formatting on an EPSON printer. I don't understand how the escape codes work with the ATARI.
Each printer has its own set of control codes, although there is a similarity within a brand. Correspondence to the ATARI character set must be determined case by case. It is possible to "watch" memory, that's what the Display List is all about. ANTIC ED
I have two sons, eighth and ninth graders, for whom I'm seeking educational programs for the ATARI, that support reading, vocabulary, algebra, etc. Please add an educational column to your magazine to help us find good software.
We're pursuing this, and you can expect more coverage in the future. Meanwhile note our review of Wordrace (vocabulary) in Issue #3, and our reviews of Speedread + (reading) and Big Math Attack (arithmetic) this issue. ANTIC ED