Classic Computer Magazine Archive ANTIC VOL. 2, NO. 4 / JULY 1983


(touch tablet)
Koala Technologies Corporation
4962 El Camino Real, Suite 125
Los Altos, CA 94022
(415) 964-2992
$125.00 (including software)

Koalapad is a small, lightweight, touch tablet that can reproduce drawn or written images, serve as a custom keyboard, move cursors or objects around a video display, and act as a game controller. Comes with software for basic painting, drawing and graphics.

(disk editor)
Allen Macroware
(please note new address)
Post Office Box 2205
1906 Carnegie #E
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
(213) 376-4105
16K -- Diskette
One or two disk drives

Provides disk editing repair and duplication for ATARI and PERCOM drives. Repairs DOS/non-DOS sectors with onscreen Hex/ASCII editing. Will print all modes to any printer and will print inverse and special graphics characters to Epson and Graftrax and NEC 8023A printers. Has onboard disassembler and a complete manual. Now 1200XL compatible.

(media head and video screen cleaners)
SSK Enterprises, Inc.
2488 Townsgate Road
Westlake Village, CA 91361
(213) 889-1831

Dissolve and remove contaminants from your disk drive and cassette player heads with the non-abrasive cleaner in this complete line of cleaners and accessories for microcomputers. The Aerosal Anti-Static Treatment reduces damages caused by static electricity for up to two months with one treatment. The Screen Cleaner cleans and protects your VDT from static dust build-up and prevents yellowing of the plastic coating.

(food management program)
Major Demo Software
Drawer DD
Bethel Island, CA 94511
$35.95 (two disks)

Restaurant owners and homemakers can use this powerful food and grocery management aid to prepare budgets and shopping lists for up to one thousand items. Common grocery store items from aspirin to zucchini are stored on a Master List diskette, with description, price, date and a code for your food supplier. You can also keep track of changing costs at up to forty different grocers, and a printed shopping list will direct you to the market of your choice for particular items.

CT Systems
10885 Katy Fwy., Suite 22
Houston, TX 77079
(713) 464-9224
$114.95 - postage paid in U.S.

Though this direct, plug-in unit keypad requires no software support, commercial software can be used with it. The pad provides numbers zero through nine, decimal point, and all cursor controls and math operators. Additional keys include RETURN, CTRL, back space, and comma. Requires computer disassembly, but no soldering.

ICS 800
(inventory program)
Sierra Digital Research, Inc.
P.O. Box 50089
100 Washington Street, Suite 104
Reno, NV 89513
(702) 323-3856
32K -- Cassette
40K Diskette

A complete inventory program for the 800, it features price fields up to $100,000, and keeps track of 500 inventory items per disk. You can generate five different kinds of reports including summary statistics, file contents, re-order reports, vendor lists and price lists. A sample data base is available for training purposes.

Adventure International
P.O. Box 3435
Longwood, FL 32750
(800) 372-7172
(305) 862-6917

The second program in its Ultra Utility series, AI has just released this sophisticated labelling disassembler which closely re-creates the source code from which a machine language program was assembled. It reads code in from memory, but it also disassembles DOS files and even code from a list of specified disk sectors. Source code may be edited and reassembled with other popular Atari assemblers.

Micro Systems and Software, Inc.
P.O. Box 307
Denver, Colorado 80221

The ACI-3 interfaces any monoaural or stereo cassette tape recorder/player to the 400/800 computers. It plugs into the serial port and into your own recorder to provide an alternative to the ATARI 410. Reliable phase locked loop construction should also allow storage up to 1200 baud with appropriate software (available soon).

(EPROM burner)
Radical Systems
2002 Colice Road, S.E.
Huntsville, AL 35801
$89.00 plus
$3 shipping

Make your own cartridges with this I EPROM (erasable program read-only memory) cartridge burner. It allows 4ou to burn single voltage 2K or 4K EPROMS or backup cartridge ROM's. It I plugs into the right cartridge slot with no extra cable required. You can use it alon with the Assembler/Editor cartridge o DOS.

(case forthe 800)
Wolsten's Computer Devices, Inc.
99 Washington St.
East Orange, NJ 07017
(201) 678-0008

This lightweight but durable plastic case can withstand the weight of a full grown adult, and features snap locks and an eternal living hinge. It also snugly holds manuals and power supply -- ready to hook up to a TV set anywhere.

(computer table)
P.O. Box 100 Interstate Park
Williamsport, MD 21795
(301) 223-8900

Fifty-inch, bi-level work station to house computer, monitor, disk drives and printer. The 26 1/2 inch level makes for effortless typing while the 36-inch monitor level provides comfortable viewing. Units come disassembled but even a child can put them together in minutes. Many other units also availabie.

(storage case)
Nielsen Plastics, Inc.
1380 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10021
(212) 772-2760

This sleek and compact plastic case is designed to store and protect your VCS game console, joystick and video games. It holds up to 28 game cartridges, and has a hidden carrying handle and a snap-lock translucent dust cover.

(simulation game)
Strategic Simulations, Inc.
883 Stierlin Road, Bldg. A-200
Mountain View, CA 94043
(415) 964-1353
48K Diskette

This game re-creates the North African campaign of WWII in which the British troops held off the sweep of Rommel's Panzer divisions as they moved toward Alexandria. Each player's objective is to push the opponent as far back along the coast as possible while capturing towns along the way. In solitaire mode, the computer ably directs the British forces.

(simulation game)
Program Design, Inc.
95 East Putnam Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830
(203) 661-8799
24K Cassette
32K Diskette

This game simulates a 19th century sea journey from New York to San Francisco via Cape Horn, the southern-most tip of South America. Fierce storms, deadly calms and mutinies threaten the completion of your voyage. Realistic nautical graphics are featured, as well as well-known sea chanties and tales from an "old salt" on the optional voice track.

(educational program)
Educational Software, Inc.
4565 Cherryvale Ave.
Soquel, CA 95973
(408) 476-4901
16K -- Cassette
32K -- Diskette

Proto the Robot and his pal, Professor VonChip, thoroughly cover over 30 important memory locations within the ATARI. Special effects, sample programs, and a fully-illustrated manual complete this tutorial.