S2E17 Atari Biorhythm – Supplement

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This episode features Biorhythm, originally released in 1980 by Atari.

 

Box and Supplement Scans

Scan of the front of the box (the one I fixed until my patience wore out):

AtariBioRhythmBoxFront

 

Scan of the front of the box (courtesy of Darren Doyle):

Atari Biorhythm v2

 

Biorhythm in Action

Boot splash:

Biorhythm Boot

 

Menu

This title only has the following menu options which are to ask if you want instructions, and if you want a hardcopy:

Biorhythm 2

Biorhythm 0 3

 

8K Version

Instructions:

Biorhythm 1 3

Biorhythm 8 1 4

Biorhythm 8 1 5

Biorhythm 8 1 6

Biorhythm 8 1 7

Biorhythm 8 1 8

 

Loading main program:

Biorhythm 8 1 9

 

Output to screen, or screen and printer:

Biorhythm 8 2 1

 

Entering the birth date:

Biorhythm 8 2 2

 

Entering the desired month and year:

Biorhythm 8 2 3

 

The plotting has started.  A small blip tone is made as each day is displayed:

Biorhythm 8 2 4

 

The completed month.  Notice you only see the last 15 days plotted at any given time:

Biorhythm 8 2 5

 

16K Version

Instructions:

Biorhythm 16 1 3

Biorhythm 16 1 4

Biorhythm 16 1 5

Biorhythm 16 1 6

Biorhythm 16 1 7

 

Loading the main program:

Biorhythm 16 1 8

 

Entering your name:

Biorhythm 16 2 1

 

Output to screen only, or screen and printer:

Biorhythm 16 2 2

 

Entering your birth date:

Biorhythm 16 2 3

 

Entering the desired date range:

Biorhythm 16 2 4

 

Uh oh, too bad.  This title is not Y2K compliant.  Though this appears to be an input restriction as you can produce post 1999 content with the 8K version:

Biorhythm 16 2 5

 

The plot has started.  Like the 8K version, a short blip tone is made as each day is displayed:

Biorhythm 16 2 6

 

The plot is complete:

Biorhythm 16 2 7

 

Comparison

Atari Biorhythm output for comparison purposes:

https://inverseatascii.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/s2e17-cmp-040170-032016-ab.pdf

 

Web based output for comparison purposes:

S2E17-cmp-040170-032016-web

 

Output from both aligned for comparison purposes.  The plots are the same:

Biorhythm Comparison

 

Files

As a cassette program there are no files.  I converted both to SAV and LST formats, and have provided a DOS 2 diskette with the files.  You can download it from the links below.  The contents of my disk are:

  • BIO8K.SAV – 8K version in SAVe format.
  • BIO8K.LST – 8K version in LiST format.
  • BIO16K.SAV – 16K version in SAVe format.
  • BIO16K.LST – 16K version in LiST format.

 

Printing

8K instructions:

https://inverseatascii.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/s2e17-prt-8-1-inst.pdf

8K month plot:

https://inverseatascii.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/s2e17-prt-8-2-month.pdf

16K instructions:

https://inverseatascii.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/s2e17-prt-16-1-inst.pdf

16K month plot:

https://inverseatascii.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/s2e17-prt-16-2-month.pdf

16K year plot:

https://inverseatascii.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/s2e17-prt-16-2-year.pdf

 

Show Links:

 

Bit Rating 6

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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