S2EM1 APX Atlas Of Canada – Supplement

This mini episode features Atlas of Canada.  Originally released in 1981 by APX.  The author was Atari, Inc.  It is basically the same as Atari States & Capitals, and European Countries & Capitals.

Podcast: Download

Box and Supplement Scans

None that I have found, other than the manual.



APX Fall 1982 catalog description:

Atlas Ad


Atlas Of Canada in Action


Boot to BASIC, then use CLOAD to load, and RUN to execute (for cassette).  Use RUN “D:ATLAS” (for diskette):

SC Boot


Game Play

Beginning game play, with a province highlighted as the first question.  Questions can be provinces, capitals, islands, areas, rivers, lakes, bays, seas, or cities:

Atlas Play 1



Partway through the game.  Completed landmarks have dotted outlines while the landmark currently being asked has a solid outline:

Atlas Play 2



Final score after my first run of the program.  As you can see Canadian geography is not a good category for me:

Atlas Play 3



Atlas of Canada is distributed on an Atari DOS 2.0S single density disk.  There are only 4 files on the disk


Atlas Files


  • DOS.SYS, DUP.SYS: Atari DOS 2.0S files
  • ATLAS: Atlas Of Canada BASIC program file
  • DISKNAME.DAT: APX disk identification file


APX disk identification file contents:

Atlas ID



Scanned Atlas Of Canada manual can be downloaded from AtariMania or Internet Archive.


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Intro music is an excerpt from a chip tune by Wizwars named 8 Bit Raceway.  It is used under Creative Common license Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States.

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