COMPUTE!'s
THIRD BOOK
OF
ATARI
  Book cover
Contents


Cover
Title Page i
Foreword v

Chapter 1: Programming Hints 1
  Exponents
  3
Reading the Keyboard Codes
  4
Using the Atari Timer
  22
Blinking Characters
  27
String Arrays
  31

Chapter 2: Sound 35
  Sound Experimenter
  37
16-Bit Music
  45

Chapter 3: Applications and Education 53
  Beginner's Keyboard
  55
Spelling Quiz
  57
Elementary Numbers
  66
Standings
  74
CalCalc: Computerize Your Diet
  87
Castle Quest
  94
Scriptor: An Atari Word Processor
  102

Chapter 4: Graphics 125
  SuperFont Plus
  127
Super TextPlot
  142
Circles
  153

Chapter 5: Utilities 161
  Joystick Cursor Control
  163
Atari Verify
  165
Automate Your Atari
  167
The Wedge: Adding Commands To Atari BASIC
  174
Remember Plus
  191
Purge
  195

Chapter 6: Advanced Techniques 199
  Starshot
  201
Laser Gunner II
  216
The Cruncher
  225
PEEK and POKE Alternatives
  228

Chapter 7: Beyond BASIC 231
  1200 Memory Map: An Initial Examination
  233
Merging Machine Language into BASIC
  248
Machine Language Sort Utility
  258

Appendix A: A Complete Guide to the Atari Character Set 275

Appendix B: A Beginner's Guide to Typing In Programs 301

Appendix C: How to Type In Programs 305

Index 306

COMPUTE! Books and Magazine ads 306

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