May 4, 2012
Updated some broken Links and added the ACTION! Tool Kit to the Source Code page.
May 20, 2010
I have ported Jerry White's "BassNotes in BASIC" to ACTION!
This is a small program that demonstrates using the Atari's sound distortion level 12.
I found the BASIC source code in The ANALOG Compendium book from 1983.
You can get the ACTION! source and the original BASIC source on the Source Code
April 29, 2010
Today I was reading the Atari 5200 / 8-bit Programming forum over at Atari Age
and saw a message regarding an ACTION! compiler for Windows.
Unlike the Effectus
project, which converts ACTION! source to MADS
assembly source, this project
will eventually compile ACTION! source to Atari 8-Bit binary.
I find this project more interesting because I too have been working on my own ACTION! compiler project.
My project is currently running as a command line tool in a Terminal window on Mac OS X.
No Atari binary is being created at this time as I am still working on the parser but seeing this forum post is making me feel pressure to spend more time on it.
Being a fan of ACTION! it makes me happy to know that there are others also interested in this great little programming language.
I have added this new project to the Links page.
August 12, 2009
The ACTION! ToolKit has been added to the Source Code page.
July 27, 2009
I have added a Links page to make visitors aware of other sites related to the ACTION! language.
July 1, 2009
Larry Serflaten wrote a 21-part ACTION! tutorial for the SPACE
newsletter from January 1995 to March 1996.
Thanks to some users in the Atari Age forums
for posting all the tutorials in a single block of text.
I have taken the text for these tutorials and put them online for easy navigation. See the Articles
October 6, 2008
Added the Language page. Currently only ARRAY and POINTER documented but more will follow.
Changed Articles page to use same style table as Source Code page.
January 16, 2008
Renamed the Language page to Library because it covered all the library functions and procedures.
A new Language page will be added later that will cover the language's keywords and syntax.
January 15, 2008
Added stars3d.act to the Source Code page.
This is the source code to the 3D-Stars article in the July 1983 issue of ANALOG magazine.
April 12, 2007
Changed the layout to something simpler.
Added examples and improved descriptions for the Library 'Break' procedure and 'color' variable.
April 10, 2007
Added examples and improved descriptions for the Library 'Close' procedure and 'device' and 'EOF' variables.
October 17, 2006
Added "A Poke Cheer in ACTION!" to the Source Code page.
This ACTION! code was ported from Atari BASIC code published in Antic.
October 12, 2006
The site has a new layout and I have added News and Language pages.
The News page will update you with any changes to this site.
The Language page is a work in progress and will provide help with the ACTION! language.