I just found a commercial, original disk copy of Atari Paint program disk on Ebay for $4.97 and free shipping. I downloaded the manual from here to learn how to use this when I get it in a few days. Is this program compatible with Touch Tablet or Koala Pad? I'm not looking forward to using a joystick with this drawing program.
The most powerful DTP Programm for the Atari 8-bit computers. it's only in german, but you can use it anyway. Boot the first image until the picture with "turn floppy" apears. then mount/insert the second disk and hit space. After this you have to press two times REST (only god knows why). Then you are in the main menu. hit (1) and you can draw pictures or (2) to load pictures, (3) for text editing, (4) to play PONG, (5) for the print menu and (6) for DOS options.
A cartridge dump can be found at Atariage:
I had this on cassette, money well spent. I had so much fun with that software for ten years! I sold it many years ago, a 16k version for the 400/800.
|Turbo BASIC XL|
I Loved this basic, fast, powerful, came with a compiler! Sadly I had trouble giving the games I wrote away because many Atari Users I knew loved their SpartaDOS, and that used a memory region that conflicted with TB :(
Desktop Atari was a commercial program, it had been sold by Power per Post (PPP), also known as Verlag Werner Raetz. Whereas their memory game "Loaded Brain" was PD right from the start.
Datei 4.x had been released on the Compyshop (Disk-) Magazine, also known as CSM. After Compyshop left the A8 scene, all their diskmags were declared public-domain, so the programs, like this one are also PD...
maybe one should add that the first version of Quick appeared as a type-in listing in german Atari Magazin. So, there is not only the commercial version, there is also a type-in or de facto PD version...