I’ve spent a great deal of time today playing movies on Youtube of the old Atari ST games, music and demos. Reliving a little Atari nostalgia - and it’s been good in-between my jobs (that the missus kindly finds me).
But now I want to (re)buy an Atari STe, Falcon and TT. Shame I’ve no cash but I doubt she’d allow me anyhow. Maybe when the little one is older?
Alpha Waves on Atari ST - listed at Atari Mania website. A must if you love the ST / STe / TT / Falcon :)
Atari ST Megademo : Ooh Crickey Wot a Scorcher (Lost Boys) http://t.co/pM96TrDePm
ARTESIA, 55 m. (223 alt., 612 pop.), is the junction point of the main line of the Mobile & Ohio R.R. and its Columbus and Starkville branches. It takes its name from an artesian well N. of the depot. Unusually large quantities of hay are shipped from this point.
Between here and Macon the dominant features of the landscape are the HEDGES OF OSAGE ORANGE TREES planted in fence-like rows along the prairie’s edge. The highway runs like a narrow lane between their thorny, tangled branches. In winter these prickly trees are etched grayly against the sky, but in summer they burst into smooth green leaves and pale yellowish blossoms, which are replaced by orange-like inedible fruit. Many of these hedges were planted more than a century ago and constitute the pioneer planters’ mark upon the land. They confined stock and kept prying Indians out of cornfields, and they conveyed to neighbors the
idea that the land encircled by the thorny fences was private property. Sometimes called bois d’ arc (Fr., wood of the ark), these trees, according to legend, furnished the sturdy wood out of which Noah built the ark. When lumber is cut from the trees, the tough wood often breaks the teeth of the saw.
—Mississippi, A Guide To the Magnolia State (WPA, 1938)
Many of the bois d’ arc trees still line the streets and fields of Atersia, though most are too big to be considered hedges. A lot of the trees have been replaced by metal barbed wire and chain-link fencing to mark changes in ownership and usage. The rail road that runs through town now is operated by Kansas City Southern (KCS). The big junction that was there in the 1930s is little more than a switching yard with three sets of tracks. The population, too, has decreased to 435 people, and will likely continue to drop.
That doesn’t mean the people who are there aren’t happy to live in Artesia. Early in the morning people are out walking in the sun and the warm weather — enjoying the day and the quiet peace of the town. Like so many places in Mississippi, nature dominates — whether it is strolling down main street or venturing into the forest.
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David Jones is a State Guide to Mississippi. While going to school, he lived in five of the Southern states, from Virginia to Texas. Currently he can be found traveling the highways and back roads of Mississippi, helping people out when he can and exploring the hidden treasures of the state. You can find him on Tumblr at woodprof.tumblr.com.
Un petit cover du générique du jeu “Goldrunner” shoot’em up sorti sur Atari en 1987 !
Here is a main theme cover of the video game “Goldrunner” for Atari ST (1987).
Goldrunner - Atari ST
Dizzrupter - ZX Spectrum demo
Highlander: The Last of the MacLeods (Atari, 1995)
Highlander for Atari Jaguar CD. Quirky to play but fun for a while, simply because it came on CD and we caught up to the rest of the world back then lol
Leatherneck (MicroDeal, 1988)
Leatherneck by MicroDeal for Atari ST. One of the earliest games I played after moving on from the ZX Spectrum…