Welcome to my Atari 8-bit computer software relics. This is an
archive of some of the more interesting or amusing bits of software
I wrote as a kid — between 1986 (when I got a floppy disk drive
for my 11th birthday) and 1997 (when I was 22, just before graduating
from college and becoming busy with real life and day jobs). Almost none
of this was previously released, and much of it is unfinished.
Learn more about this archive & the author.
- 2014-01-18 - After a short hiatus, I've uploaded more disks. (Most of
what's left that I feel is even barely worth uploading is digitized graphics.)
Two of the disks
Memories, my epic attempt at digitizing a chunk of a music video back
in 1993. The other two
and 35) contain an
assortment of mostly Atari BASIC games from 1989 and 1990,
including reasonably playable attempts at
an utterly incomplete and barely playable homage to the children's cartoon
- 2013-09-14 - Photos of some of the programs from disks 15 and 45 have
finally been uploaded.
- 2013-09-09 - I've added two more disks,
with content from 1987 to 1994. It includes some of my oldest games
with user-defined character sets (like
From later years, thanks to TurboBASIC XL,
another set of
screensavers, and a text-mode
(Also, I've split up a few of this archive's categories.)
- 2013-09-03 - You can now browse by the development status
- 2013-09-02 #2 - I broke the "games" category into a number of
subcategory (e.g., "games-sports" vs "games-rpg"). Also, some of the
"Browse by" lists now show how many items are currently in each group.
- 2013-09-02 #1 - After going through another half-dozen physical floppies,
I've assembled two more disks-worth of files:
22. They include, among other
things, another (bad)
attempt at Super Mario Bros., a
a few more attempts at sports games
and ports or clones of games from other platforms
("Gates", based on an
Apple II game, and
"Garbage", ported from
a Timex Sinclair 1000 book of type-in games).
- 2013-09-01 - I've added another disk's worth of programs,
Drawing Language (which even has a converter to Atari BASIC),
and my attempt at cloning Imagic's Atari 2600 game "Dragonfire",
Also, I added a "browse by disk" option, as well as the ability to sort
the lists of programs on the various browse-by pages (by title, year,
status, or language).
- 2013-08-31 - Welcome! I've posted a few disks' worth of
my relic programs:
I need to improve the summaries and descriptions, and describe the
finished/unfinished state of more things, but it's a start!
Among this batch includes a gem:
Commodore 64 BASIC game by John Dearden, which I ported to
Atari BASIC soon after it was first published in
Compute!'s Gazette in May 1990. By the time I got online and
spreading my software to BBSes (1991), FTP sites (1992), and eventually my own
website (1996), I had forgotten all about it!
Expect more posted soon. I still have 3 dozen 5.25" disks from which
I'll be extracting relics!
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