Issue 16: Feb 2002






GAME, set, match!


Tip of the day


Atari Emulation


Giving windows a color cut


Atari pitch invasion




Full Steem Ahead


The MultiJoy8 Interface






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MyAtari 2002 Awards, Matthew Bacon explains all...


Welcome to the February 2002 issue of MyAtari magazine. Firstly, a big thank you to everyone who has taken the time to write to me regarding our new improved look. I am pleased to hear that you approve of our cleaner, fresher look which has helped us reduce file sizes and improve download speeds. Please keep your comments coming as I am always keen to hear your suggestions ;-)

This month, I am proud to say, MyAtari has managed yet another exclusive. At the end of last year, news circulated around the forums that Jaguar and Lynx consoles were back on sale in the high street. Following talks with EB Stores Group Ltd (the parent company of the retail stores GAME and Electronics Boutique), MyAtari recently managed to secure an interview with Ben Grant, the UK Product Manager. Our interview with Ben can be read here.

This month's issue also features the first of a new series by Matthew Preston on Atari emulation; an insight into Project Samba by Mille Babic; Christoph Brincken continues his Calamus column with an article on how to make professional quality signs using vector graphics; Tim Conrardy investigates running MIDI applications under the Steem Engine and Harry Reminder takes a look at the MultiJoy8 interface for the Atari XL/XE. Cracking stuff, I'm sure you'll agree!

With so much exciting developments currently happening in the Atari scene at the moment, we thought it was an excellent time to hold our first annual awards. However, before voting begins in March, we want you to send us your nominations for the following categories;

  • Best Atari web site of the year
  • Best Programmer of the year
  • Best Commercial release of the year
  • Best Shareware release of the year
  • Best PD/Freeware release of the year
  • Best Game release of the year
  • Best Hardware upgrade of the year
  • Best Atari supporting company of the year
  • Best Atari magazine of the year
  • Outstanding contribution to the Atari community





No further nominations are being accepted.

If you'd like us to consider any other categories, please submit your suggestions to

Enjoy the issue and see you next month,


Matthew Bacon, Editor


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