ATARI IN MOTION
With all the new Ataris coming out, and with all the new Atari owners, I thought you might want a small demonstration of the Atari's ability to produce awesome graphics. The demo below is a GTIA Mode 11 screen with rotating colors. It then goes into a fine scrolling routine (which is nothing more than some POKES to memory location 560) then changes to the next GTIA Mode and starts over again.
10 FOR NN=9 11
20 GRAPHICS NN: X=1: Y=1: F=0: G=79: F1=191: G1=0: T=191: T1=79: CNT=0
30 FOR R=F TO G STEP X: C=C+1: IF C>15 THEN C=1
40 COLOR C: PLOT 39,95: DRAWTO R,T: NEXT R
50 FOR R=F1 TO G1 STEP Y: C=C+1: IF C>15 THEN C=1
60 COLOR C: PLOT 39,95: DRAWTO T1,R: NEXT R: IF CNT THEN 80
70 X=-1: Y=1: F=79: G=0: F1=0: G1=191: T=0: T1=0: CNT=1; GOTO 30
80 FOR T=1 TO 4: FOR R1=1 TO 200 STEP 16: POKE 712,R: Y=1^1: NEXT R: NEXT T: POKE 712,0
90 F=60: G=150: X=1
100 FOR R=F TO G STEP X: POKE 560,R: FOR P=1 TO 10:NEXT P: NEXT R
110 F=150: G=60: X=-1:CNT=CNT+1: IF CNT/2=INT(CNT/2) THEN 100
120 IF CNT<7 THEN 90
130 NEXT NN:RUN
10 FOR NN=9 11
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DE RE ATARI
Like David Miller (I/O Board, March, '85), I also procrasinated too long in buying a copy of De Re Atari. But there's good news: American TV Sales and Service has thc book for $12.50 plus $4 in shipping and handling. Their address is 15338 Inverness Street, San Leandro, CA 94597. Their phone is (415) 352-3787.
THE POLISH CONNECTION
We are new to the Atari family and are the first Atari club in Poland, with 11 computers. All the hardware was individually imported, as we can't buy it in Poland. There is also a big problem in obtaining software and information. We are looking for friends to support us in our computer childhood. Would Antic readers help by sending us second-hand magazines, books, and programs for Atari?
ONE DOWN ...
I just wanted to let you know that I received my new Atari 130XE on April 9. They did come out as scheduled, and they are really, really nice!
L.N. Bandon III
Corpus Christ, TX
ATARI SUPPORT SERVICE?
I've owned my Atari 800 for a few years now. About five months ago, I returned my AtariArtist cartridge to Atari for repair or replacement. Since then, I sent them four or five letters asking what happened to the cartridge, which I still haven't received. Can you please tell me what has happened to the Atari Corp?
We contacted Atari Customer Relations (408/745-2367) and spoke to Pat Stoy. She told us that a cartridge was sent several months ago, but that she would send another one immediately. She also indicated that customers can receive faster service if they include a dated invoice or other document indicating that a product is under warranty. It sounds to us as if Atari's Customer Service is back in business! Antic Ed.