S4E08 Datasoft Graphic Master – Supplement

This episode features Graphic Master, originally released in 1982 by Datasoft. It was written by Courtney M Goodin.

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Box and Supplement Scans

Datasoft logo:


The front cover:


Rear cover:


Picture of the disk:


Registration card front:


Registration card inside:


Registration card back:


Ad (forgot which magazine I pulled it from):


Datasoft catalog:



Graphic Master in Action




Loaded, title picture presented with artifacting:


Loaded, title picture presented without artifacting:



Edit screen, note selection box:


Chemicall template:


Electronics template:


Fill template.  You need artifacting on if under emulation to make the best of these:


My LED circuit drawing:


Disk I/O Menu

Very simple.  Directory only works for disk in drive 1:


Directory, instructions:


First file presented.  Press OPTION for next:


Load Picture:


Save Picture:


Text Mode

You can insert various size text:


Draw Mode

See the cursor?  It is 1 pixel and easy to lose.  Luckily there is a locator function:


Freehand drawing with a joystick:



While not specified, it seems to support DOS 2 single density diskettes.  2 drives can be used, but the directory function is limited to drive 1.

Program disk contents:


Data disk with my LED circuit drawing:



Program title:


Chemical symbols:


Electronic symbols:


Fill palette:


My LED circuit diagram:




The manual can be found online at AtariMania (see link below).


Show Links:

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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