S2E07 Atari Silent Butler – Supplement

This episode features Silent Butler, originally released in 1985 by Atari.  It was developed by Silent Butler Software.  It was programmed by Ted A. Goldstone.

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Box and Supplement Scans

Scan of the front of the box (notice the report date on the cover):

Silent Butler Box Front

 

Scan of the back of the box:

Silent Butler Box Back

 

Silent Butler in Action

Boot

Five screens complete the boot process.  Boot with a 130XE to eliminate program disk swaps:

SB Boot 1

SB Boot 2

SB Boot 3

SB Boot 4

SB Boot 5

 

Date Verification

SB Boot 6

SB Date 1

SB Date 2

SB Date 3

SB Date 4

 

Initial Setup

First setup checking:

SB Init 1

SB Init 2

SB Init 3

SB Init 4

SB Init 5

SB Init 6

SB Init 7

SB Init 8

SB Init 9

SB Init Check Done

 

Now setup savings:

SB Init Sav 1

SB Init Sav 2

SB Init Sav 3

SB Init Sav 4

SB Init Sav 5

SB Init 6

SB Init Sav 7

SB Init Sav 8

 

Now select printer:

SB Printer 1

SB Printer 2

 

Bookmark One – Daily Activity

Ready?  The start of bookmark one:

SB B1 01

 

2 – Change to Savings & Checking

SB B1 02 01

SB B1 02 02

SB B1 02 03

SB B1 02 04

 

3 – Reminders

SB B1 03 01

SB B1 03 02

SB B1 03 03

SB B1 03 04

SB B1 03 05

SB B1 03 06

SB B1 03 07

 

4 – Fixed Bills

SB B1 04 01

SB B1 04 01 b

SB B1 04 02

SB B1 04 03

SB B1 04 04

SB B1 04 05

SB B1 04 06

SB B1 04 07

SB B1 04 08

SB B1 04 09

SB B1 04 10

SB B1 04 11

SB B1 04 12

SB B1 04 13

SB B1 04 14

 

5 – Savings Accounts

SB B1 05 01

SB B1 05 02

SB B1 05 03

SB B1 05 04

SB B1 05 06

SB B1 05 07

SB B1 05 08

SB B1 05 09

SB B1 05 10

SB B1 05 11

SB B1 05 12

SB B1 05 13

SB B1 05 14

SB B1 05 15

SB B1 05 16

SB B1 05 17

SB B1 05 18

 

6 – Checking Acounts

SB B1 06 01

SB B1 06 02

SB B1 06 03

SB B1 06 04

SB B1 06 05

SB B1 06 06

SB B1 06 07

SB B1 06 08

SB B1 06 09

SB B1 06 10

SB B1 06 11

SB B1 06 12

SB B1 06 13

SB B1 06 14

SB B1 06 16

SB B1 06 17

SB B1 06 19

SB B1 06 20

SB B1 06 21

SB B1 06 22

SB B1 06 23

SB B1 06 24

SB B1 06 25

SB B1 06 26

SB B1 06 27

SB B1 06 28

SB B1 06 29

SB B1 06 30

SB B1 06 31

SB B1 06 32

 

7 – Other Bills

SB B1 07 01

SB B1 07 02

SB B1 07 03

 

8 – Reminders

SB B1 08 01

SB B1 08 02

SB B1 08 03

 

9 – Current Bills

SB B1 09 01

SB B1 09 02

SB B1 09 03

SB B1 09 04

SB B1 09 05

SB B1 09 06

SB B1 09 07

SB B1 09 08

SB B1 09 09

SB B1 09 10

SB B1 09 11

SB B1 09 12

SB B1 09 13

SB B1 09 14

SB B1 09 15

SB B1 09 16

 

Review?  Answering Y walks through the steps of Bookmark One again:

SB B1 10 00

 

Bookmark Two – Reporting

The start of bookmark two:

SB B2 01

 

2 – Reconcile Checkbooks

SB B2 02 01

SB B2 02 02

S2 B2 02 03

S2 B2 02 04

S2 B2 02 05

S2 B2 02 06

S2 B2 02 07

S2 B2 02 08

SB B2 02 09

 

3 – Savings Account Review

SB B2 03 01

SB B2 03 02

SB B2 03 03

SB B2 03 04

 

4 – Checking Account Review

SB B2 04 01

SB B2 04 02

SB B2 04 03

SB B2 04 04

 

5 – Account Review

SB B2 05 01

SB B2 05 02

SB B2 05 03

SB B2 05 04

SB B2 05 05

 

6 – Tax Summary

SB B2 06 01

SB B2 06 02

SB B2 06 03

SB B2 06 04

SB B2 06 05

 

7 – Print Special Summaries

SB B2 07 01

SB B2 07 02

 

8 – Change Printer

SB B2 08 01

 

Review?  Answering Y walks through the steps of Bookmark Two again:

SB B2 09 00

 

Program End

SB B2 Done

 

Errors

If the process is terminated early and you return you are greeted then asked if you want to continue or start at the beginning:

SB Return 1

SB Return 2

 

Printer error.  From this point on it remembers there is no printer attached:

SB Printer Err

 

Files

The program disk is both copy protected and uses a hidden VTOC.  The record disk uses a hidden VTOC as well.

 

Printing

I could not get any print routines to work either in emulation or with real hardware.

 

Instructions

There is not much in the 20 page manual.  You don’t really need it anyway as the program guides you the entire time.

 

Show Links:

 

BitRate7

 

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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