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              Welcome to the comp.sys.atari.8bit newsgroup!

                  Discussion about 8 bit Atari micros.

Welcome to the Usenet newsgroup for discussion about the Atari 8-bit family
of computers!  These include the Atari 400, 800, 1200XL, 600XL, 800XL, 65XE,
130XE, and 800XE personal/home computers, and the Atari XE System console.

The 400/800/1200XL/600XL/800XL computers were marketed from 1979-1984 by
Atari, Inc., of Sunnyvale, California, USA, while Atari was a subsidiary of
Warner Communications Inc. (WCI), the media and entertainment conglomerate.

The 800XL/65XE/130XE/800XE computers and XE System console were marketed from
1984-1992 by Atari, Corp./Atari Corporation, also based in Sunnyvale,
California, USA.

Today, remaining intellectual property rights associated with the Atari 8-bit
family of computers are owned by Atari Interactive, Inc., a subsidiary of
Atari S.A. of Paris, France.  http://www.atari.com/

ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT
Kept by Michael Current, michael@mcurrent.name

The latest version of this document is posted to these Usenet newsgroups
every 23 days: comp.sys.atari.8bit, comp.answers, news.answers

Known web locations for the latest version of this document:
   ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/faqs/atari-8-bit/welcome
   http://faqs.cs.uu.nl/na-dir/atari-8-bit/welcome.html
   http://www-ftp.lip6.fr/pub/doc/faqs/atari-8-bit/welcome

NEWSGROUP BACKGROUND
comp.sys.atari.8bit was created in November 1986 (as part of the Great
Renaming) as a direct replacement for: net.micro.atari8  

comp.sys.atari.8bit is unmoderated, and has no formal newsgroup charter.

The comp.* hierarchy of Usenet newsgroups is managed by the Big-8 Management
Board: http://www.big-8.org/

RELATED NEWSGROUPS
  alt.binaries.comp.atari8bit
    Programs for Atari's 6502-based orphans.
    (This newsgroup is not widely propagated.)

  de.comp.sys.atari
    [German language discussion about Atari micros.]

  fr.comp.sys.atari
    Machines de la gamme Atari. 
    [French language discussion about Atari micros.]

  pl.comp.sys.atari
    Grupa dyskusyjna uzytkownikow komputerow atari.
    [Polish language discussion about Atari micros.]

WEB FORUMS
  Atari 8-Bit Computers forum at AtariAge
  http://www.atariage.com/forums/forum/12-atari-8-bit-computers/

SOFTWARE
  http://www.atarimania.com/ "The World's Finest Atari Database"
  http://a8.fandal.cz/ Games, Demos
  http://www.atarionline.pl/ Games, Demos
  http://ftp.pigwa.net/ or ftp://ftp.pigwa.net/ "Total Demoscene Archive"
  http://www.atari8bit.de.vu/ Homesoft's Disk Images (games)

  XL Search "The Atari 8-Bit File Archive Search Engine" (Bill Kendrick)
  http://xlsearch.atari.org/ or http://www.newbreedsoftware.com/xlsearch/

  Atari SAP Music Archive, http://asma.atari.org/

INFORMATION
  Atari 8-Bit Computers: Frequently Asked Questions  (Michael Current)
  ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/faqs/atari-8-bit/faq
  http://www-ftp.lip6.fr/pub/doc/faqs/atari-8-bit/faq

  Atari 8-Bit Computers: Vendors and Developers  (Michael Current)
  ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/faqs/atari-8-bit/vendev
  http://faqs.cs.uu.nl/na-dir/atari-8-bit/vendev.html
  http://www-ftp.lip6.fr/pub/doc/faqs/atari-8-bit/vendev

  Atari Disk Image FAQ  (Steve Tucker)
  http://www.atarimax.com/ape/docs/DiskImageFAQ/
  
  Atari BBS List  (Trevor Holyoak)
  http://atari.holyoak.com/ATARIBBS.TXT

  Easter Egg Compendium  (Digital Press)
  http://www.digitpress.com/eastereggs/atari8bit.htm

  Game Solution Maps
  http://mapy.atari8.info/

  AtariWiki  (Carsten Strotmann)
  https://atariwiki.org/

  Atari 8-Bit Cartridges  (PitfallJones)
  http://www.pitfalljones.com/atari.htm

  Old Classics Reloaded  (subjugator)
  http://ocreload.com/listp.php?sysid=21
  (game screenshots, audio files and animated GIFs)

USER GROUPS
  ABBUC - Atari Bit Byter User Club
  http://www.abbuc.de/

  ABBUC Regionalgruppe Frankfurt / Main (RAF)
  http://www.abbuc-raf.de/

  ACEC - Atari Computer Enthusiasts of Columbus
  http://acec.atari.org/ or http://www.angelfire.com/oh4/acec/acec.html

  AKPV - Atariklub Prostejov
  http://www.atariada.cz/atariklub/

  SCAT - Suburban Chicago ATarians
  http://www.scatarians.org/

  SLCC - San Leandro Computer Club
  http://slcc.bdgeorge.com/

  SPACE - Saint Paul Atari Computer Enthusiasts
  http://space.atari.org/ or http://www.spaceweb.us/

  WASEO - Walkenrieder Anwender-Software Entwicklungs Organisation
  http://www.waseo.de/

NEWS SOURCES
  Atari Online News, Etc. (A-ONE) Online Magazine -- weekly (Dana P. Jacobson)
  http://www.atarinews.org/ and http://people.delphiforums.com/dpj/a-one.htm

  PRO(C) ATARI -- print, quarterly, German/English editions (Markus Roesner)
  http://proc-atari.de/

  Excel -- print, bimonthly (Robert Stuart)
  http://excel-retro-mag.co.uk/

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