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The Software Library: Atari Computer

The Atari 8-bit family is a series of 8-bit home computers introduced by Atari, Inc. in 1979 and manufactured until 1992. All are based on the MOS Technology 6502 CPU running at 1.79 MHz, roughly twice that of similar designs, and were the first home computers designed with custom co-processor chips. This architecture allowed the Atari designs to offer graphics and sound capabilities that were more advanced than contemporary machines. Overall, the Atari 8-bit computer line was a commercial success, selling two million units during its major production run between late 1979 and mid-1985, putting its sales on par with machines like the Sinclair ZX Spectrum and TI-99/4A.

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Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
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4,748
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787,244
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eye 787,244
Games and entertainment software for the Atari 8-bit family. The Internet Archive Software Library is a large collection of viewable and executable software titles, ranging from commercially released products to public domain and hobbyist programs. Using the JSMESS emulator, users can "boot up" an emulation of the given title and use it in their browser. More titles are added frequently, and users are encouraged to donate newly found floppy disk images and programs.
Atari 8-Bit Library: Pool Disks
collection
3,811
ITEMS
298,308
VIEWS
collection
eye 298,308
Floppy disks from various user groups and collections, assembled on the "Pool CD-ROM" for Atari. These variant floppy disks are provided as executable examples in this set. The Internet Archive Software Library is a large collection of viewable and executable software titles, ranging from commercially released products to public domain and hobbyist programs. Using the JSMESS emulator, users can "boot up" an emulation of the given title and use it in their browser. More...
Atari 8-Bit Library: Applications
collection
948
ITEMS
179,982
VIEWS
collection
eye 179,982
Applications for the Atari 8-bit family of computers. The Internet Archive Software Library is a large collection of viewable and executable software titles, ranging from commercially released products to public domain and hobbyist programs. Using the JSMESS emulator, users can "boot up" an emulation of the given title and use it in their browser. More titles are added frequently, and users are encouraged to donate newly found floppy disk images and programs.
Atari 8-Bit Library: Demos
collection
553
ITEMS
70,295
VIEWS
collection
eye 70,295
Atari 8-bit computer demo disks, including graphics and sound demos, as well as commercial programs presented in truncated form as a "try before you buy". The Internet Archive Software Library is a large collection of viewable and executable software titles, ranging from commercially released products to public domain and hobbyist programs. Using the JSMESS emulator, users can "boot up" an emulation of the given title and use it in their browser. More titles are added...
Atari 8-Bit Library: Magazines
collection
874
ITEMS
65,909
VIEWS
collection
eye 65,909
Floppy disk images of Atari Magazine Disks, either floppies included with printed Atari-related publications, or individual floppy images meant to be magazines or publications in themselves. The Internet Archive Software Library is a large collection of viewable and executable software titles, ranging from commercially released products to public domain and hobbyist programs. Using the JSMESS emulator, users can "boot up" an emulation of the given title and use it in their browser....
Atari 8-Bit Library: Educational
collection
140
ITEMS
45,975
VIEWS
collection
eye 45,975
Educational software for the Atari 8-bit series. The Internet Archive Software Library is a large collection of viewable and executable software titles, ranging from commercially released products to public domain and hobbyist programs. Using the JSMESS emulator, users can "boot up" an emulation of the given title and use it in their browser. More titles are added frequently, and users are encouraged to donate newly found floppy disk images and programs.
by A.N.A.L.O.G. Magazine
collection
eye 12,263
A.N.A.L.O.G. (from Atari Newsletter And Lots Of Games) was an American computer magazine devoted to the Atari 8-bit home computer line. It was known for its advanced programs in comparison to most type-in magazines of the era, especially its main rival, ANTIC, another long-lived Atari-specific magazine. ANALOG '​s first issue was released in January/February 1981 and it was published bi-monthly until November/December 1983 and then monthly from January 1984 on, interrupted once for...
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
by Electronic Arts
software
eye 9,449
favorite 7
comment 2
M.U.L.E. (1983)(Electronic Arts)(US)
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Old Hackers Atari User Group Newsletter Disks
collection
101
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8,561
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eye 8,561
From Atariarchives.org: What is the Old Hackers Atari User Group? This article is excepted from a Current Notes magazine article by Alex Pignato. (May 1993, volume 13, number 4) Due to declining membership, The Ol' Hackers Atari Users Group closed its doors after its final meeting in December 2000. In the Beginning. It started innocently enough. I read a message on a Bulletin Board System (BBS) from another "poor soul" (Kevin Blaes) who was pleading for help so that he could upload...
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
by Activision
software
eye 5,983
favorite 6
comment 0
Pitfall (1984)(Activision)(US)
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
by Activision
software
eye 5,119
favorite 1
comment 1
Hacker (1985)(Activision)
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
by Atari
software
eye 4,986
favorite 0
comment 0
"E.T. Phone Home!" was the home computer game based on the motion picture "E.T.". The design was quite different from the Atari 2600 version and focused on Eliot collecting items for E.T.'s phone system.
Topic: e.t.
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
by First Star Software
software
eye 4,001
favorite 0
comment 0
Boulder Dash (1984)(First Star Software)(US)
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
by Chris Crawford
software
eye 3,808
favorite 4
comment 1
Scram is a game designed by Chris Crawford for the Atari 800 and released by Atari. Written in Atari BASIC, Scram utilized differential equations to simulate reactor behavior. In the game, the player controlled the valves and switches of a nuclear reactor directly with the joystick. Occasionally, earthquakes would occur and the player would analyze the heat readings and dispatch repair crews to the affected area of the plant. The game display showed a schematic-like representation of a light...
( 1 reviews )
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
by Atari
software
eye 3,619
favorite 5
comment 1
Star Raiders (1979)(Atari)(US)
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
by Parker Brothers
software
eye 3,208
favorite 2
comment 0
Montezuma's Revenge (1984)(Parker Brothers)(US)
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
by Atari
software
eye 3,066
favorite 2
comment 0
Dig Dug (1983)(Atari)(US)[req OSb]
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
by Epyx
software
eye 2,899
favorite 5
comment 1
Developed by Epyx, Inc. Released 1983 Also For Apple II, Commodore 64, PC Booter, Wii | Combined View Genre Action Perspective Platform Description Jumpman is a bomb disposal expert. He is called on to save the Jupiter headquarters after the evil Alienators invade it and booby-trap its 30 levels. In this early platform game, the titular hero must find his way around each screen, collecting every bomb. There are platforms and ladders to use, and a jet booster to propel you up the screen. However...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
by Datasoft
software
eye 2,817
favorite 2
comment 1
Bruce Lee (1984)(Datasoft)(US)[a2]
( 1 reviews )
Atari 8-Bit Library: Applications
by Frank Ostrowski
software
eye 2,770
favorite 0
comment 0
Disc-based implementation of BASIC, reported to run programs at three times the speed for Atari BASIC and include additional commands for graphics, sounds, and structured programming.
Topics: basic, programming language
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
by Activision
software
eye 2,563
favorite 0
comment 1
River Raid (1983)(Activision)(US)[cr Piratesoft]
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Atari 8-Bit Library: Demos
software
eye 2,381
favorite 0
comment 0
Super Boink (19xx)(Bob Armour)
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
by Atari
software
eye 2,326
favorite 2
comment 0
Donkey Kong (1983)(Atari)(US)
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
by Atari
software
eye 2,270
favorite 3
comment 0
Pole Position (1983)(Atari)(US)
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
by Atari
software
eye 2,249
favorite 0
comment 0
Track & Field (1984)(Atari)(US)
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
by Datasoft
software
eye 2,226
favorite 1
comment 0
Alternate Reality - The City (1985)(Datasoft)(US)[Character Disk]
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
by Utopia Software
software
eye 2,195
favorite 0
comment 0
Montezuma's Revenge (1983)(Utopia Software)(US)(proto)[k-file]
Topic: ATRUtil k-file disks
Atari 8-Bit Library: Applications
software
eye 2,100
favorite 0
comment 0
Batch File Menu v1.0 (1989-03-28)(Ward, Jeff)[k-file]
Atari 8-Bit Library: Applications
software
eye 2,063
favorite 1
comment 0
VisiCalc 1.74A (1980)(Software Arts)
Atari 8-Bit Library: Applications
by Will Harvey
software
eye 1,956
favorite 3
comment 0
Music Construction Set (MCS) is a music composition notation program. It was originally developed in 1984 for the Apple II, and quickly ported to other systems of the era. It was designed and developed by Will Harvey and published by Electronic Arts. Harvey designed and programmed the original Apple II version of the game in assembly language when he was 15 and in high school. Though it is entertainment software, strictly speaking it is not a game, though it is often lumped together with them....
Topic: music composition, construction set
Atari 8-Bit Library: Applications
software
eye 1,947
favorite 0
comment 0
810 Master Disk DOS 2.0s (1980)(Atari)
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
by Atari
software
eye 1,940
favorite 2
comment 0
Space Invaders (1980)(Atari)(US)[k-file]
Topic: ATRUtil k-file disks
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
by Activision
software
eye 1,932
favorite 2
comment 0
Ghostbusters (1984)(Activision)(US)[cr MBsoft - HH]
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
by Atari
software
eye 1,906
favorite 1
comment 0
Missile Command (1981)(Atari)(US)[k-file]
Topic: ATRUtil k-file disks
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
by Electronic Arts
software
eye 1,885
favorite 2
comment 1
M.U.L.E. (1983)(Electronic Arts)(US)[h]
( 1 reviews )
Atari 8-Bit Library: Applications
software
eye 1,884
favorite 1
comment 0
Atari 800 Basic v1.0 (1981)(Microsoft)
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
by Micro League Sports Association
software
eye 1,882
favorite 0
comment 0
Micro League Baseball (1984)(Micro League Sports Association)(US)
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
by Parker Brothers
software
eye 1,875
favorite 2
comment 0
Star Wars - The Arcade Game (1984)(Parker Brothers)(US)[k-file]
Topic: ATRUtil k-file disks
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
by Atari
software
eye 1,854
favorite 2
comment 0
Ms. Pac-Man (1983)(Atari)(US)[t]
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
by Synapse Software
software
eye 1,798
favorite 1
comment 0
Fort Apocalypse (1982)(Synapse Software)(US)
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
by Kloey Detect
software
eye 1,774
favorite 0
comment 0
Jerkoff Junior (1983)(Kloey Detect)[Jumpman Jr hack][k-file]
Topic: ATRUtil k-file disks
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
by L.K. Avalon
software
eye 1,758
favorite 1
comment 0
Robbo (1989)(L.K. Avalon)(PL)[k-file]
Topic: ATRUtil k-file disks
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
by Rambit
software
eye 1,757
favorite 0
comment 0
Arcanoid IV (1988)(Rambit)(pl)[k-file]
Topic: ATRUtil k-file disks
Atari 8-Bit Library: Applications
software
eye 1,741
favorite 0
comment 0
Turbo-Basic XL 1.5 (1985)(Ostrowski, Frank)
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
by Zeppelin Games
software
eye 1,733
favorite 0
comment 0
Las Vegas Casino (1988)(Zeppelin Games)(GB)
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
software
eye 1,727
favorite 0
comment 0
Redhead's Revenge (19xx)(-)[PCS]
Topic: Pinball Construction Set tables
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
by Datasoft
software
eye 1,721
favorite 0
comment 0
Goonies, The (1985)(Datasoft)(US)
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
by Atari
software
eye 1,704
favorite 0
comment 0
ET Phone Home! (1983)(Atari)(US)[no SIO patch]
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
by Datri Software
software
eye 1,695
favorite 0
comment 0
Nu, Pogodi! (1998)(Datri Software)(CZ)(PD)
Topic: Freeware
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
by Atari
software
eye 1,694
favorite 1
comment 0
Pac-Man (1982)(Atari)(US)[a2]
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
by Roklan
software
eye 1,694
favorite 0
comment 0
Wizard of Wor (1981)(Roklan)(US)[k-file]
Topic: ATRUtil k-file disks
Atari 8-Bit Library: Applications
software
eye 1,682
favorite 1
comment 0
Atari Music (1979)(Atari)
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
by Synapse Software
software
eye 1,665
favorite 5
comment 0
Blue Max (1983)(Synapse Software)(US)[a]
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
by Atari
software
eye 1,618
favorite 0
comment 0
Basketball (1979)(Atari)(US)[k-file]
Topic: ATRUtil k-file disks
Atari 8-Bit Library: Applications
software
eye 1,611
favorite 0
comment 0
Glyph Font Editor v1.0 (1991)(Atari Zone Technology)
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
by Electronic Arts
software
eye 1,610
favorite 0
comment 0
Worms (1983)(Electronic Arts)(US)
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
by Ariolasoft
software
eye 1,599
favorite 1
comment 0
Kaiser (1984)(Ariolasoft)(DE)[BASIC]
Topic: BASIC programs
Atari 8-Bit Library: Educational
by CBS Software
software
eye 1,587
favorite 1
comment 0
Sesame Street Letter-Go-Round (1984)(CBS Software)(US)[k-file]
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
by Parker Brothers
software
eye 1,564
favorite 2
comment 0
Frogger (1983)(Parker Brothers)(US)
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
by Sega
software
eye 1,562
favorite 0
comment 0
Spy Hunter (1984)(Sega)(US)[cr Yogi][k-file]
Topic: ATRUtil k-file disks
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
by Atari
software
eye 1,546
favorite 0
comment 0
Mario Bros. (1988)(Atari)(US)[XE]
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
by Atari
software
eye 1,545
favorite 0
comment 0
Centipede (1982)(Atari)(US)
Atari 8-Bit Library: Applications
by LCSI
software
eye 1,535
favorite 0
comment 0
Atari implementation of the LOGO programming language featuring turtle graphics.
Topics: LOGO, programming language.
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
by Parker Brothers
software
eye 1,529
favorite 0
comment 0
Gyruss (1984)(Parker Brothers)(US)
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
by Mike Stephens
software
eye 1,526
favorite 0
comment 0
Crossfire was an arcade-style game with many similarities to the arcade game Targ. Players moved their ship through a grid with new enemies appearing at the edges.
Topic: shooter
The Software Library: Atari Computer
software
eye 1,522
favorite 0
comment 0
ATRs for Eastern Front 1941
Topics: Atari 800, Eastern Front 1941, Chris Crawford
The Software Library: Atari Computer
software
eye 1,514
favorite 0
comment 0
Preliminary Monty (1983)(Utopia).atr
The Software Library: Atari Computer
software
eye 1,511
favorite 0
comment 0
Mr. Robot II (1989)(Mirek M.).atr
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
by Activision
software
eye 1,507
favorite 2
comment 0
River Raid (1983)(Activision)(US)
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
by Sega
software
eye 1,488
favorite 0
comment 0
Tapper (1984)(Sega)(US)
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
by Activision
software
eye 1,483
favorite 0
comment 0
Decathlon (1984)(Activision)(US)
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
by System 3 Software
software
eye 1,471
favorite 0
comment 0
International Karate (1986)(System 3 Software)(GB)
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
by LadySoft
software
eye 1,467
favorite 0
comment 0
Topless Tina (1983)(LadySoft)[PCS][k-file]
Topics: Pinball Construction Set tables, ATRUtil k-file disks
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
by SoftSide Publications
software
eye 1,439
favorite 0
comment 1
Volleyball (1981)(SoftSide Publications)(US)
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Atari 8-Bit Library: Games
by Atari
software
eye 1,410
favorite 0
comment 0
Centipede (1982)(Atari)(US)[a][k-file]
Topic: ATRUtil k-file disks