Some more or less useless pieces of software I wrote for Atari using HiSoft Basic 2.1.
That's a 30-year old BASIC compiler that was very much ahead of its time.
Most of the stuff here I use regularly on my MagiC-PC setup. I will try to keep this updated with the latest versions
and may add something new from time to time.
|MidiByte||v0.3 2023||67||MidiByte is a special kind of MIDI player. It will read any file byte by
byte, assign a note plus instrument to it, and play it via the MIDI port
of your system. So you will need a (virtual) synth connected to your MIDI
port. Will also work over serial or tcp. More info here.
|NewsTicker||v0.4 2023||111||The latest BBC News headlines in a single-line, moveable scrolling ticker window. For for multitasking Atari
systems. An internet connection (with STiK) is required.
|OpenWeather||v1.3 2023||49||A simple weather app for multitasking, large colour screen Atari
ST/STE/TT/Falcon compatible systems. Weather data are fetched from
openweathermap.org. An internet connection (with STiK) is required.
|Pythonizer||v0.1 2023||48||Add random sounds to random keyboard keys. Sounds are from the 'naughty bits' part of the Monty Python Pythonizer (1996). Requires Rational Sounds.|
|Buddingh'||v0.8 2023||0||Puts a poem on your screen, randomly selected from the complete works of the Dutch author Cees Buddingh' (1918-1985).
Optional translation using Google Translate. Internet connection required.
Versions < 0.8 won't work anymore, so use this one.
|Onions||v6.0 2021||49||Simple TOS program that plays Booker T. (TT?) and the MG's (ST's?) Green Onions with random pentatonic organ improvisations. MIDI required.
|MiniPOS||v0.65 2023||unknown||Point-Of-Sale (POS) program for my bicycle repair shop. Nothing fancy, TOS only. Under constant development. Link refers to source and binary at Github.
|PrintCMS||v1.0 1990||50||Found this on ftp.funet.fi/pub/atari. Wrote it in 1990 in GFA-Basic. Apparently to print those giant SPSS listings from the university mainframe
in condensed format on an Epson compatible printer. It still runs and prints something. Lost the source code long time ago.
Completely useless, unless you have an IBM VM/CMS mainframe like below.
|RaceRenderST||v1.0 2022||46||Not an Atari program but a template for the Windows program RaceRender. Create (race) videos with an Atari ST look. Images included.
See a sample video below.