WHAT, NO CASSETTE?
In the March 1984 issue of Antic there was an ad for an Atari XL translator for cassettes. I am the owner of a cassette and am very upset to find out that Atari does not produce a cassette version of its translator.
Jim Van Leeuwen
According to Atari, there are currently no plans to produce a cassette version of the translator, although Atari will continue to provide copies of the Translator diskette. -ANTIC ED
LITTLE BROTHER GROWS UP
There is an error in the article "Little Brother Grows Up" (Antic, April 1984). On page 68, at the end of the first paragraph under the subhead "Interface Connections," there's a reference to C 183. This should be C 188. All labels on the schematics are correct.
C BASIC AT LAST!
In the June 1984 issue of Antic, we discussed various bugs in the version of BASIC (Revision B) built into the 600XL and 800XL. We also announced that the bug-free Revision C BASIC would be available soon for $15.
Thanks in part to efforts by the Antic staff, Atari has revised this policy in favor of you, the consumer. If your 600XL or 800XL is still in warranty, Atari will send you the Revision C BASIC cartridge free. If the warranty period on your computer has passed, there is still a $15 fee. Send your proof of purchase and your computer's serial number (or $15) to:
Atari Customer Relations
1312 Crossman Ave.
P.O. Box 61657
Sunnyvale, CA 94088
Could someone tell me-are there really invisible walls in the first maze of ESCAPEMAZE, (Antic, March 1984)?
Trenton, New Jersey
Contrary to early reports, there are no invisible walls in the first level of ESCAPE-MAZE. -ANTIC ED
The following errata in "6502 Disassembler" (Antic, March 1984) have been noted by John Mattes, the program's author:
1) Screen #30, lines 10 and 13 should read:
10 0 < IF DROP DROP 1 0 LEAVE
13 0 VARIABLE POINTER
2) Screen #35, line 1 should read:
1 BEGIN CR
3) The program's Table of Address Modes was inadvertently omitted from the published article. Any Forth users who are interested in this table should write to Antic; please enclose an S.A.S.E .and we'll be happy to send you the omitted copy.
4) Finally, the program will not run in Val-Forth, but will run in FreeForth or Atari (APX) Forth.
The program listing for "Risky Rescue," (Antic, April 1984), contains several odd shaped (due to typesetting) inverse right parenthesis characters that may be confusing to those typing it in. In lines 610, 665, and 710, the inverse right parenthesis immediately follows an asterisk and in tine 680, it follows a plus sign
There are three typographical errors in the article "Color Finetuner" (Antic, June 1984). On page 55, under the subhead "The Color Finetuner Routine," the second line of the fragment of assembly code labelled "INSTAL" should read: LDX #CHECK1/$100. On page 56, the last line of the first section of code (labelled "CHECK 2") should be: BNE EXIT Also on page 56, the second line of the section of code labelled "FCOLOR" should be: LDA PCOLR0,X. None of these prevents the accompanying BASIC listing from running correctly.