batari Basic

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Version 1.0 released! 2007.2.14
After 18 months of sporadic development, we are proud to announce the official release of batari Basic! Aside from enhanced stability and flexibility, this release introduces many new features that should help programmers write better games.

Use the link to the left to download.

About batari Basic

batari Basic (bB) is a BASIC-like language for creating Atari 2600 games. It is a compiled language and the compiler runs on a computer, but it creates a binary file that can be run on an Atari 2600 emulator or used to make a cartridge that will operate on a real Atari 2600.

bB runs under Windows/MS-DOS, Mac OSX or Linux. Also, complete source code is included in the download so it may be built for other platforms.

Although this version is expected to be much more reliable than the various alpha and beta builds were released since July, 2005, it likely contains bugs. If you find any bugs, please report them to me by posting on the Atari 2600 Basic forum on Atariage, or by emailing me. If you send email, please include "batari" somewhere in the subject line.

If there are a great deal of nasty bugs, a maintenance version may be released soon, so periodically check here for updates.

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