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BoinkSave Screensaver

May 25, 2018 AtariCrypt

Here’s an interesting piece of software which I found on Atari ST User’s August 1992 cover disk. It’s a screensaver by Damien M. Jones which works really well and can even be configured to use different graphics along with altering the screen’s timeout. I love finding programs like this and …

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ANTIC Interview 343 – Youth Advisory Board: John Dickerson

May 23, 2018 ANTIC

Youth Advisory Board: John Dickerson   This is the third episode in a series of interviews with the kids of Atari’s Youth Advisory Board. A quick recap: In 1983, Atari formed a Youth Advisory Board, selecting 20 teenagers from around the United States to share their opinions about computers and …

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Interphase

May 21, 2018 AtariCrypt

It’s time for some more box art and today we have the beautiful starglider itself, Interphase by Image Works. Now, IIRC this was given away for free on a cover disk so just about every ST guy had a copy. However, I’ve never actually "owned" it, so I was extremely …

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Tempest 2000 Music Demo

May 20, 2018 AtariCrypt

Tempest 2000 was/is an incredible gaming experience and sure made the Atari Jaguar roar like a beast. Then I remembered this recording I made of Effect’s awesome Atari STe Music Disk which is pretty darn cool and brought back many happy memories. So grab yourself a copy right now from …

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ANTIC Interview 342 – Youth Advisory Board: Anneke Wyman

May 20, 2018 ANTIC

Youth Advisory Board: Anneke Wyman   This is the second episode in a series of interviews with the kids of Atari’s Youth Advisory Board.    In 1982-1983, Atari invited 20 kids, aged 14-18, to be on its new Youth Advisory Board. Atari was looking for well-rounded, computer-literate kids, with equal …

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Battle Command

May 19, 2018 AtariCrypt

Late last year I planned to feature Atari’s BattleZone but I couldn’t get to grips with it and, no matter how much I tried, I found it sluggish with lethargic controls that just didn’t feel right. In fact, I hated it and came away quite upset by this disappointment but …

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Muzzy

May 15, 2018 AtariCrypt

Muzzy was featured in ST Format (#58) and is a budget puzzler by Enigma Software Developments. It caught my eye because I liked the old skool style visuals, plus it’s something I’ve never actually played before!! I believe that it should be compatible with both the ST and STe (sadly, …

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ST Globe

May 14, 2018 AtariCrypt

In a time long ago, when there were no fancy search engines, we had to read something called a "book" and if we wanted to chat with someone then that would mean leaving the bedroom and popping out to meet up – for a real conversation. A crazy time, right? Well, …