Explore AtariWiki (15-30 mins)

Task: Explore AtariWiki

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Time: 15-30 minutes


One of the best web resources for Atari 8-bit computers and programming is AtariWiki. The following description is taken from their manifesto:

“The AtariWiki is a collection of Information about the Atari 8-Bit computer line mainly intended for programmers. It covers topics specific to the Atari 8-bit computers, but also generic programming topics like the 6502 line of processors, programming languages available for the Atari 8-bit machines and generic programming tips and tricks.”

As the manifesto says, this is a great resource for those interested in programming for the Atari 8-bit computers. I love browsing this resource and have learned a ton form the content and the link provided to other resources. For example, there is a long list of articles about emulators, hardware, software, books, magazines, and programming languages. There are also lots of articles in other languages such as German and French. I have particularly found their content on each of the different programming languages useful. This includes background, source code, binaries, ROMs, ATR images, and manuals. I consulted this page when doing my recent post on programming with BASIC XE. They also have their own FAQ.


Navigate to AtariWiki.org and prepare to learn!


One of the really interesting AtariWiki pages I ran across is the Ironman Atari resource that includes tons of advanced programming tip and techniques. I plan to do a separate post about this given there is so much content to go through.

A nice feature of AtariWiki is that the content is licensed under Creative Commons.