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ANTIC Interview 366 – Bruce Artwick: Flight Simulator II, Night Mission Pinball

September 7, 2018 ANTIC

Bruce Artwick: Flight Simulator II, Night Mission Pinball   Bruce Artwick was co-founder of SubLOGIC, and creator of the best-selling program, Flight Simulator II. FSII was first available for the Apple II, with versions released later for the TRS-80, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, and other platforms. His 1976 master’s thesis, …

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ANTIC Interview 364 -Carlos Reyes: Quick Menu, Rent Wars

August 30, 2018 ANTIC

Carlos Reyes: Quick Menu, Rent Wars   Carlos Reyes wrote the game Rent Wars for the Atari 8-bit computers for First Star Software, which was never officially released but found its way onto the Internet years later. He also wrote Quick Menu, a 384-byte program that would display a menu …

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ANTIC Interview 363 – Greg Gibbons, Automated Library II

August 26, 2018 ANTIC

Greg Gibbons, Automated Library II    Greg Gibbons was the creator of Automated Library II, software for running school libraries, which was available for the Atari 8-bit and Apple II computers.   There’s an article about the software in the April 1985 issue of American Libraries:   “The Automated Library …

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ANTIC Interview 362 – Tom Snyder, educational software

August 23, 2018 ANTIC

Tom Snyder, educational software   Tom Snyder was the founder of Computer Learning Connection, which was later renamed to Tom Snyder Productions, a company that created many educational software titles for the school and home computer markets.   The company’s home software included Agent USA and Bannercatch (published by Scholastic,) …

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ANTIC Interview 361 – Bob Ertl, REWRITE Word Processor

August 20, 2018 ANTIC

Bob Ertl, REWRITE Word Processor   In 1987, Bob Ertl’s master’s thesis was titled “Narrowing the Gap Between the Word Processing Needs of Teachers and the Capabilities of Word Processors for Atari 8-bit Computers.” As part of that project, he created a word processor for the Atari computers, aimed at …

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ANTIC Interview 359 – John Harris, APX Can’t Quit

August 10, 2018 ANTIC

John Harris, APX Can’t Quit   John Harris published one program for the Atari computer: Can’t Quit, a game that was published by Atari Program Exchange. Can’t Quit first appeared in the summer 1983 APX catalog. It was the only program published by this John Harris — although he has …

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ANTIC Interview 358 – David Young, Omnimon

August 7, 2018 ANTIC

David Young, Omnimon   David Young was the creator of Omnimon, the popular hardware monitor/debugger for the Atari 8-bit computers. His other products included DiskScan, a floppy disk utility; Supermon, the predecessor to Omnimon; Omnicom, a terminal program; and Omniview, an 80 column E: handler.    This interview took place …