Task: Explore the Page 6 Public Domain Software Library for Atari 8-Bit Computers
Needed: Web browser
Time: 10-15 minutes
Page 6 was an Atari 8-bit computer magazine started by members of a Birmingham, England Atari users group. The story of how this magazine got started can be found on the Page 6 website and on the Wikipedia page. The odd name for the magazine is a reference to page 6 (1536–1791) of memory. The site includes all of their public domain software available for download as ATR files. Worth a look!
Navigate to the Page 6 software library and download each of the 85 ATR files!
These can be run in the Altirra emulator or booted to the Atari over an SIO2PC connection. You could also write each of these to your own floppy disks for an original experience!
There are tons of interesting programs and games to explore. Here are a few examples to wet your appetite.
Here is a collection of pictures to show off Atari graphics.
Here are some popular songs including Eye of the Tiger.
There are tons of games. Here are a few examples.
There are number of utility disks such as this one which includes an 80-column display program.