What is the ATASCII code for the [RETURN] key? My books give the code only for [INVERSE]-[RETURN].
Here is a short routine that imitates a recursive routine in Atari BASIC-which does not allow recursion.
10 REM FIBONACCI SERIES
20 ? "Input Number:";:INPUT NUM
35 ? "h(1)=1+0=l:REM BY DEFINITION, FIB. SERIES BEGINS 1, 1, 2...)
40 GOSUB 1000
1010 ? "h(";N+2;") = ";X;" + ";Y;" = "FIB
1030 IF N+2<=NUM THEN GOSUB 1000
TOO MUCH SPACE
I designed a 4 x 8 pixel character set that is half the size of normal Atari characters. When I use it, there's a big space between each character. How can I get rid of the spaces so I'll have what I miss most from my Atari-an 80-column display.
Can you help me find a method for a menu-driven disk? I'd like to load the menu with a RUN command and then choose the programs listed on the menu.
100 PRINTER DRIVERS
Thanks for your June, 1986 I/O Board mention that I supply AtariWriter printer drivers. I'd just like to clarify a couple of points: I have created AtariWriter printer drivers for well over 100 printers since I started selling them on my own in 1984- not just the drivers listed in I/O. Anybody who orders directly from me must specify what printer they want a driver for. I sell one printer driver per disk for $10, in order to cut down on the number of illegal copies. Also, these drivers are for AtariWriter only, not AtariWriter Plus.
P.O. Box 1330
Mountain View, CA
I am interested in using my 800XL, 850 interface and modem to converse with TTY teletypes used by the deaf. If any readers know how to use an Atari for this I would appreciate their contacting me directly.
1106 E. 95th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11236
I use business software (Letter Perfect, Data Perfect and SynCalc) on my 8-bit Atari, and I find that none of my software will work with my new SupraDrive 10Mb hard disk. What business software does work with the Supra?
Fortunately because of the near-universal usage of hard disks in business
microcomputing the trend is for new productivity software not to be copy-protected.
But right now-if most of your computing is being done with pre-1987 commercial
software for the 8-bit Atari-you will find that a hard disk is best suited
for archiving most inactive data files. (If you can manipulate a file wtih
DOS 2 or DOS 2.5, you should be able to archive it on a hard disk.) Of
course, don't forget backup floppies.- ANTIC ED
DOWNLOADS, CONTROL CODES
I'm desperate! I've read my Star NX-10 manual from cover to cover and I still can't download my own character sets to the printer. I've tried FontMaker without success.
The November, 1986 issue of Antic contained a type-in graphing program called VGraph. In the opinion of Batteries Included, this name is too close to the trademarked business graphics and statistical software B/Graph ($39.95) published by BI under license. The similarity is likely to cause confusion in some readers' minds.
Companies such as BI spend considerable effort and money in promoting their products such as B/Graph. A product's name becomes a valuable asset, so we would appreciate it if you informed your readers that BI's B/Graph business graphics program shouldn't be confused with the type-in program that appeared in your November issue.
After reading hundreds of software reviews, I feel that the writers know a lot about computers but little about applications. Case in point: Express from the now-defunct Mirage Concepts. This early ST program was universally panned. But the critics didn't understand that this program is a simple but effective letter processor, not a full-featured word processor.
Express might not have some of the bells and whistles of other ST word processors. But it does have uniquely useful features, such as automatic envelope addressing and a typewriter mode for filling out forms. I use Express most of the time because it was designed for the kind of writing done by real people. Of my 30 ST programs, Express was by far the best buy.
Park Ridge, IL