Atari Joystick

The Atari joystick is a controlled device that can be used to manipulate raster dots on the screen that move objects. Essentially these were made popular ever since the first…

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Atari Graphics 1

Atari Colors Ever since the dawn of the Atari 2600 consoles and arcades, video games have constantly been thriving to push the limit of extending colors in machines. See the…

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Atari Graphics 1 Mode

Atari Graphics 1 Mode The Atari computer utilizes multiple graphics modes. Several of these can display text and ascii characters, and others can show pixels. Although it is important to…

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1702 Video Monitor

When the Atari personal computer was first launched in December of 1978, the first units shipped did not include a monitor. Rather a TV/Switch box unit was packaged with the…

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The Atari Display List

For this session I'd like to shed some light on how the Atari screen is generated learning about the Atari display list. When you first turn on the computer, it…

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