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I have the following manuals, most of which are copied/bootlegged apparently - curious if any of these need scanning or not? (If not I'd like to recycle the paper for the copied ones.. I will keep any original manuals of course). I would appreciate responses..

 

Paper copies:

 

Syntrend and Synstat by Synapse software

 

SynCalc manual (~ 150 pgs)

 

Synfile+ Reference card and manual (115+ pgs)

 

Syngraph - Hi res color graphing (~ 82 pgs)

 

Reference manual for C/65 "a small c language compiler" including the "oops" errata page

 

Reference manual for DUG/65 (an assembly langauge debugging program for use with 6502..)

 

MAC/65

 

F-15 Strike Eagle (Microprose)

 

Using an Epson printer with Atari Basic. Has hand written instructions for "to make a copy of the atariwriter disk with the "drivers" for double density, do the following". Mentions using an Atari 850 and Epson cable CR-92003.

 

Timewise

 

Flight Simulator II v1.05 manual - includes "Flight Physics and Aircraft Control with an introduction to aerobatics" book

 

Atariwriter using various printers manual and accessories (i.e. 1027, 850, etc). includings instructions for: Atari 1020, 1027, Epson FX-80, MX-80, MX100.. Gemini, NEC, Graftrax, Prowriter-8510 and and several more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Original:

 

Atari Service Contract including business reply card. Has coverage for 400, 800, 600XL, 800XL, and 1200XL, as well as peripherphals - prices listed.

 

Atari Paint (150+ pages in a small wire bound book).

 

First and Finest OS/A+ - systems software for apple and atari computers (~ 140 pgs)

 

Atari Writer quick reference (1 laminate page)

 

Atari - Inside Atari basic by Bill Carris. (~183 pgs)

 

Silent Service manual

 

AMDEK Color Display model 300 operating guide (monitor I have.. interestingly)

 

EPYX Summer Games for Atari home computers instruction manual

 

Archon II : The Adept manual

 

Percom AT88SPD System Drive manual

 

A note regarding software - time warner guideline talking about programs that violate Atari's guidelines for compatibility that may not work on XL computers..

 

800XL owners manual

 

Atari home computers the next generation (doesn't the 1200XL look so cool?)

 

 

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I have the following manuals, most of which are copied/bootlegged apparently - curious if any of these need scanning or not? (If not I'd like to recycle the paper for the copied ones.. I will keep any original manuals of course). I would appreciate responses..

 

Paper copies:

 

Syntrend and Synstat by Synapse software

 

SynCalc manual (~ 150 pgs)

 

Synfile+ Reference card and manual (115+ pgs)

 

Syngraph - Hi res color graphing (~ 82 pgs)

 

Reference manual for C/65 "a small c language compiler" including the "oops" errata page

 

Reference manual for DUG/65 (an assembly langauge debugging program for use with 6502..)

 

MAC/65

 

F-15 Strike Eagle (Microprose)

 

Using an Epson printer with Atari Basic. Has hand written instructions for "to make a copy of the atariwriter disk with the "drivers" for double density, do the following". Mentions using an Atari 850 and Epson cable CR-92003. == Yes

 

Timewise

 

Flight Simulator II v1.05 manual - includes "Flight Physics and Aircraft Control with an introduction to aerobatics" book

 

Atariwriter using various printers manual and accessories (i.e. 1027, 850, etc). includings instructions for: Atari 1020, 1027, Epson FX-80, MX-80, MX100.. Gemini, NEC, Graftrax, Prowriter-8510 and and several more. === . Not sure. If this was printered by someone else other than Atari than yes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Original:

 

Atari Service Contract including business reply card. Has coverage for 400, 800, 600XL, 800XL, and 1200XL, as well as peripherphals - prices listed.

 

Atari Paint (150+ pages in a small wire bound book).

 

First and Finest OS/A+ - systems software for apple and atari computers (~ 140 pgs) . == Yes

 

 

 

 

Atari Writer quick reference (1 laminate page) . == . Yes

 

Atari - Inside Atari basic by Bill Carris. (~183 pgs)

 

Silent Service manual

 

AMDEK Color Display model 300 operating guide (monitor I have.. interestingly) . == Yes

 

EPYX Summer Games for Atari home computers instruction manual

 

Archon II : The Adept manual . == Yes

 

Percom AT88SPD System Drive manual . == Yes

 

A note regarding software - time warner guideline talking about programs that violate Atari's guidelines for compatibility that may not work on XL computers.. == Yes

 

800XL owners manual

 

Atari home computers the next generation (doesn't the 1200XL look so cool?) . == Yes (I don't think I've heard of this. Is this a book, article, ?

 

 

 

 

I put a '== Yes' next to all the ones that are not archived at Atarimania.com.

 

Allan

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OK First 7 scans are here - please let me know if OK enough quality (lighting not great). 6 of 7 are via an Android phone scanning app, the 7th (Atariwriter using EMX80FTE..) is via a MFC scanner.

 

The Amdek manual I decided to throw in the sealed plastic since it looked like it was never opened.

 

All are complete except the "atari next generation preview" - I suspect there's a good copy of this out there already somewhere, so I only scanned 4 pages .. let me know if I need to attempt a good scan of this manual. It shows and provides details of 1400XL, 1450XLD, etc... as well as software applications available as of ~ 1983 or so..

 

"First and Finest OS/A+" will be a lot of work to scan but I can do it. I have 2 others to scan as well that won't be too bad.

 

a note regarding software Atari computers.pdfAMDEK color monitor model 300 operating guide.pdfArchon II_ Adept the Manual.pdfAtari next generation preview.pdfAtari Writer quick reference.pdfAtariwriter_Using_EMX80FT3_Printer_Driver.pdfPercom Data AT88SPD system drive manual.pdf

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Adding "using an Epson printer with Atari basic"

 

Also has a few other pages - Using an Epson printer with Atariwriter, and Examples of "some of the control codes for Atariwriter"

 

I think the only one missing is the OS/A+ book. When I searched I also could not find a DUG/65 manual but that sounds like something that would be out there already.. Using an Epson printer with Atari basic.pdf

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OK First 7 scans are here - please let me know if OK enough quality (lighting not great). 6 of 7 are via an Android phone scanning app, the 7th (Atariwriter using EMX80FTE..) is via a MFC scanner.

 

The Amdek manual I decided to throw in the sealed plastic since it looked like it was never opened.

 

All are complete except the "atari next generation preview" - I suspect there's a good copy of this out there already somewhere, so I only scanned 4 pages .. let me know if I need to attempt a good scan of this manual. It shows and provides details of 1400XL, 1450XLD, etc... as well as software applications available as of ~ 1983 or so..

 

"First and Finest OS/A+" will be a lot of work to scan but I can do it. I have 2 others to scan as well that won't be too bad.

 

attachicon.gifa note regarding software Atari computers.pdfattachicon.gifAMDEK color monitor model 300 operating guide.pdfattachicon.gifArchon II_ Adept the Manual.pdfattachicon.gifAtari next generation preview.pdfattachicon.gifAtari Writer quick reference.pdfattachicon.gifAtariwriter_Using_EMX80FT3_Printer_Driver.pdfattachicon.gifPercom Data AT88SPD system drive manual.pdf

 

Thanks for taking pictures of these.

 

The 'Atari next generation' booklet is already scanned.

 

Also I realized that the Atariwriter Quick reference Guide is scanned.

 

http://www.atarimania.com/documents/AtariWriter_Reference_Card.pdf

 

http://www.atarimania.com/catalog-atari-atari-usa-c017535-05-revb_119_8.html

 

It's great to be able to read the other documents. I realize that it's a lot harder to scan stuff than to photograph stuff but the results are well worth it.

 

You eliminate a lot of things like shadows, blurry text, non-flat paper, etc, etc.

 

Here's a quick guideline I sent some recently about scanning.

 

 

When/if you scan the manuals can you please:

Scan at 300 dpi.

Scan at 100% size (not less than or more then)

Scan then in TIFF format. No compression.

What I usually do is for manuals I scan in tiff format and save them in a PDF so people can read them as one document.

Some better software can output in a 'Text' format for black on white print. I do this when I can. If it's color I scan in color or if it's grey(black & white)-shaded pictures I scan in "Black & White photo".

 

 

Even just 300 dpi jpgs would do although Tiff is always preferred because you can do a lot more with them.

 

You can see by the Atariwriter Quick Reference Guide link how much better quality of a picture you can get with even a $50 scanner, compared to even a $5000 camera.

 

Than again if you don't have access to a scanner there's not much else you can do.

 

Allan

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Yeah I do have access to a scanner - which is why the "Atariwriter_Using_EMX80FT3" driver book looks better. TIFF, 300 dpi is how I like to scan as well.

 

The OS/A book would require destroying the backing to scan, although a few of the others I can probably redo without hurting the materials too much. Because of that I'm not 100% sure how I'm going to proceed..

 

Are there any PDFs in particular you (or others would) like rescanned?

 

I have a little bit of time now because I'm inbetween jobs, and audiobooks make scanning less boring.. :). But if the materials are good enough for quick reference, then I'd rather not spend more time on them..

 

Thanks!

John

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Thank you for the AT88 Docs Xebec. I have added the wiring diagram here even thought this is not the same controller board. I'm beginning to wonder lust how many

AT88 controller boards there were. My controller board is different from the wiring diagram too!

 

David

Percom Atari 2 Drive Controller Schematic.pdf

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You're welcome DavidMil!

 

Dumb question - can anyone create an account and publish docs to Atarimania? Should I also post these there?

 

Also the last book I haven't scanned appears to be this one:

http://www.atarimania.com/documents/OS_A_Plus.pdf

 

It appears complete, so I think everything is up. I plan to recycle the paper ones (top half) , but will keep the 'originals' permanently. Last chance if any of those paper ones need scanning :).

 

(Nostalgia note -- for some reason as a kid I was really fascinated by the synapse home software.. I was always interested in numbers and math, and this software felt really powerful to me).

 

Thanks!

John

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You're welcome DavidMil!

 

Dumb question - can anyone create an account and publish docs to Atarimania? Should I also post these there?

 

Also the last book I haven't scanned appears to be this one:

http://www.atarimania.com/documents/OS_A_Plus.pdf

 

It appears complete, so I think everything is up. I plan to recycle the paper ones (top half) , but will keep the 'originals' permanently. Last chance if any of those paper ones need scanning :).

 

(Nostalgia note -- for some reason as a kid I was really fascinated by the synapse home software.. I was always interested in numbers and math, and this software felt really powerful to me).

 

Thanks!

John

 

 

Unfortunately you need a specialized program to upload stuff to the actually database. They do have a ftp folder that you can upload stuff to but that stuff won't be seen in the actual database until someone adds it in.

 

Basicly you have to be asked to join. I was asked a couple of years ago after submitting a bunch of scans. I just work on the 8-bit section. (****Cough*** it would be nice to have some help ***Cough Cough***) There are others who work on the 2600 section as well as others who work on the ST section.

 

As far as stuff to rescan, if you could rescan the Archon II manual that would be great. The other two would be the Percom Data AT88 manual and the Using the Epson Printer with Atari Basic manual.

 

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Unfortunately you need a specialized program to upload stuff to the actually database. They do have a ftp folder that you can upload stuff to but that stuff won't be seen in the actual database until someone adds it in.

 

Basicly you have to be asked to join. I was asked a couple of years ago after submitting a bunch of scans. I just work on the 8-bit section. (****Cough*** it would be nice to have some help ***Cough Cough***) There are others who work on the 2600 section as well as others who work on the ST section.

 

As far as stuff to rescan, if you could rescan the Archon II manual that would be great. The other two would be the Percom Data AT88 manual and the Using the Epson Printer with Atari Basic manual.

 

Allan

 

OK - Will rescan those. I can do those without damaging anything. My scanner is in a different room from my computers so I'm going to have to move something around to do it right..

 

Also, I also found another small pile of other artifacts that might be worth a scan:

 

SSI Fall '86 / Winter '87 Catalog

 

Datasoft - Programmers Opportunity "DATASOFT is actively seeking experience programmers".. (probably written after they screwed over Phil Price..)

 

Microprose simulation software mini catalog - appears to be vintage ~ 1986. color.

 

Karateka instructions

 

Fight Night inst.

 

Atari Basic Reference guide for experienced programmers, Rev A by Atari

 

Mindscape catalog, color, circa 86 or later (mentions XE)

 

DOS XL "a Disk Operating system for Atari Computers" by OSS manual, ~ 51 pages.

 

Atariwriter manual (already on AM)

 

Accolade Ace of Aces (already on AM)

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OK - Will rescan those. I can do those without damaging anything. My scanner is in a different room from my computers so I'm going to have to move something around to do it right..

 

Also, I also found another small pile of other artifacts that might be worth a scan:

 

SSI Fall '86 / Winter '87 Catalog . http://www.atarimania.com/catalog-atari-strategic-simulations-inc-ssi-fall_284_8.html

 

Datasoft - Programmers Opportunity "DATASOFT is actively seeking experience programmers".. (probably written after they screwed over Phil Price..) Not scanned

 

Microprose simulation software mini catalog - appears to be vintage ~ 1986. color.

 

It might be one of the following: http://www.atarimania.com/list_catalogs_atari_publisher-_1320-_8.html

 

Karateka instructions

 

If it's the Atari XE (verses the Broderbund version) version than it would be great to have a scan without the old watermarks that are on Atarimania.

 

Fight Night inst. Both the Accolade and Atari XE versions are scanned.

 

Atari Basic Reference guide for experienced programmers, Rev A by Atari

 

Mindscape catalog, color, circa 86 or later (mentions XE) . Not scanned.

 

DOS XL "a Disk Operating system for Atari Computers" by OSS manual, ~ 51 pages. Depends on what version you have. OSS had their own version of each version of DOS XL. And then OSS got bought out by ICD which put out slightly different manuals.

 

Atariwriter manual (already on AM)

 

Accolade Ace of Aces (already on AM)

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