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De Re Atari

This is the (slightly edited) text of the book “De Re Atari” © 1982 Atari, Inc.

CONTENTS

1. SYSTEM OVERVIEW

2. ANTIC AND THE DISPLAY LIST

3. GRAPHICS INDIRECTION (COLOR REGISTERS AND CHARACTER SETS)

4. PLAYER-MISSILE GRAPHICS

5. DISPLAY LIST INTERRUPTS

6. SCROLLING

7. SOUND

8. SOUND GENERATION SOFTWARE TECHNIQUES

9. OPERATING SYSTEM

  • Introduction
  • The Monitor
  • Memory Management
  • Interrupt Processing Structure
  • System Vectors
  • The Centralized Input/Output Subsystem
  • Real-Time Programming
  • Floating Point Package

10. THE DISK OPERATING SYSTEM

  • The Resident Disk Handler
  • File Management System
  • Disk Utility Package
  • Random Access
  • FMS Disk Utilization
  • AUTORUN.SYS File

11. ATARI BASIC OVERVIEW

  • What Is ATARI BASIC?
  • How ATARI BASIC Works
  • The Tokenizing Process
  • The Token File Structure
  • The Program Execution Process
  • System Interaction
  • Improving Program Performance
  • Advanced Programming Techniques

APPENDICES

  • A. MEMORY UTILIZATION
  • B. HUMAN ENGINEERING
  • C. ATARI CASSETTE OVERVIEW
  • D. TELEVISION ARTIFACTS
  • E. GTIA

GLOSSARY

notes/atari/book_dereatari.txt · Last modified: 2016/10/12 by admin