ANNOUNCES GRAPHICS COMPOSER
Newbury Park, CA - Versa Computing, Inc. announces the release of Graphics Composer, the complete joystick/paddle graphics software package for ATARI 400/800 Computers.
With Graphics Composer, you use paddles or joystick to draw a picture on hi-res screen Mode 8 or 7. Then use color fill-in, color brushes and add Text to complete your graphic designs. Save your graphics to disk or cassette.
Graphics Composer allows easy creation of PLAYER/MISSILE shapes which may be used in other programs. The GEOMETRIC FIGURES program lets the user define circles, triangles, polygons, parallelograms, and even trigonometric curves!
Loading routines are provided so that pictures can be used in other programs or traded with friends.
Graphics Composer is available on cassette or disk for only $39.95, and requires 32K RAM. Call Versa Computing at (805) 498-1956, or ask your local computer retailer for Graphics Composer.
BYTM SYSTEMS, INC.
389 FIFTH AVE (SUITE 400)
NEW YORK, NY 10016
BYTM Systems, Inc. announces the introduction of a new TV/Monitor stand for ATARI 400/800 and APPLE II consoles.
The stand is made of clear polished high-impact acrylic. It securely holds a TV/Monitor up to 15 inches (diagonal) in screen size. Its open design allows maximum air flow around the console and provides easy access to top, sides and rear for cable or ROM cartridge insertion.
The use of the stand reduces workspace crowding while raising the TV/Monitor to eye level.
For ATARI 400/800 owners with ATARI 810 Disk Drives, it also provides a simple means of minimizing the potential problem identified by ATARI that:
Placing the ATARI 810 Disk Drive within 12 inches of a television set or monitor causes alteration of the data. Use the disk drive a minimum of 12 inches from the TV or monitor.
The CLEAR STAND raised the TV/Monitor 10 inches above the table and makes leaving a diagonal of 12 inches from the disk drive an easy problem to solve.
CLEAR STAND is available for $59.95 from BYTM Systems, Inc., 389 Fifth Avenue (Suite 400), New York, NY 10016. Dealer inquiries are invited.
AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER BEATS SPACE INVADERS!
Are personal computer owners planning to take control of the nation's air traffic? A computer program which simulates the responsibilities of an air traffic controller is outselling other programs, including the popular arcade games. The game, called Air Traffic Controller, was written by David Mannering, a former air traffic controller.
Creative Computing Software, of Morris Plains, NJ, has noted a substantial increase in sales of the simulation since the beginning of the PATCO strike. The program, available for six different home computers, has long been a best seller, but now outsells all other programs in the Creative Computing line.
Like the air traffic controller's job, the simulation demands steady nerves under pressure and the ability to analyze complex situations quickly under pressure.
The player's goal is to get all of the aircraft to their destination before the end of his shift. The computer screen shows a radar display of aircraft positions in the control area; coded information giving aircraft heading, destination and fuel supply; and navaids where aircraft can circle or be assigned automatic approaches.
In Air Traffic Controller the player assumes responsibility for the safety of air traffic in a 400 square mile sector. During one shift in charge of this airspace, 26 aircraft come under his control. jets and prop planes must be guided to and from airports, navigational beacons and entry/exit fixes. The aircraft enter the airspace at various altitudes and headings, and they enter whether the controller is ready or not.
The controller alters the altitudes and headings of the various aircraft by typing commands on the keyboard of the computer.
An advanced version allows more aircraft, introduces fuel limitations, and has four additional area maps, each with different challenges. No two games in either version are ever alike.
Air Traffic Controller is available for the Atari personal computer. The basic version sells for $11.95 on cassette and the advanced version is $19.95 on disk.
Creative Computing Software, 39 E. Hanover Avenue, Morris Plains, NH 07950. (201) 540-0445.