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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The Atari Display List

For this session I'd like to shed some light on how the Atari screen is generated. When you first turn on the computer, it follows a brief waiting period signaled…

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Atari Player Missile Graphics

When I first bought my Atari 65xe computer at the end of 1986 I was astonished to learn about the amazing graphics capability that was accessible in Basic. This article…

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Atari Raster Scan

Standard televisions utilize a raster scan line to display data on a screen. This works because within the unit, an electronic beam (Atari Raster Scan - for Atari users) shoots…

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Atari Character Set

Atari Character Set The ATARI 65XE personal computer comes equipped with an Atari Character Set. You can access up to 29 of these graphic characters by keeping the Control key…

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