Savetz Posted October 13, 2014 Share Posted October 13, 2014 Gray Chang (creator of Claim Jumper, Dog Daze, and others) sent me a box of interesting things! (I had interviewed him for the ANTIC podcast: http://ataripodcast.libsyn.com/antic-episode-15-the-atari-8-bit-podcast-gray-chang-jonathan-halliday ) In the box I found an version of the Atari 400/800 Operating System Users Manual dated November 1980. The official published version is dated 1982. This version seems to be an internal-use-only version from before the days when Atari decided that releasing developer documentation was a smart idea. I scanned it for you: https://archive.org/details/AtariOperatingSystemUsersManualNovember1980 Also in the box: the Atari Computer System Hardware Manual, also from November 1980, also a year or two before the official version was published. I scanned it for you: https://archive.org/details/Atari400800HardwareManualNovember1980 Also also: a pre-release version of De Re Atari, probably also from 1980 or 1981. I scanned it too: https://archive.org/details/DeReAtari_early_version These all have lots of Grays notes handwritten on them. I did a quick spot-check and noticed that some of the books are significantly different in the order of material presented. Some charts and graphs are hand-drawn, where they were replaced with more professional looking versions in the published editions. I haven't compared the text closely - I have no idea if these contain any secrets that were redacted from the published versions. I can't wait for ya'll to find out. As far as I know, none of these have been made available online until now. Here's a bonus: the Atari Company Store Price List, dated August 24, 1981 -- https://archive.org/details/AtariCompanyStorePriceList He ALSO sent disks which apparently contain the source code to (at least) Claim Jumper and Dog Daze Deluxe. I haven't dug into that yet, but will make it available once I have sorted them out. Gray sent a little something for me, too. 7 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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