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TitleAuthorDescriptionCategoryPlatformGameVerLevelDate Ascending
Stella Programmer's GuideSteve WrightThis document appears to be official as it was written in 1979 by Steve Wright. This is a programmer’s guide but is also a very tough read for those not familiar with assembly programming and hardware.Assembly2600N/A1.0Adv03 Dec 1979
Crystal Castles SourceOEMAppears to be the original source code to the Atari 2600 game Crystal Castles.Source Code2600Crystal Castles1.0Adv18 Jul 1984
Pole Position SourceOEMAppears to be the original source code for the game Pole Position.Source Code2600Pole Position1.0Adv19 Nov 1985
Dark Chambers SourceAdam ClaytonAppears to be the original source code for Dark Chambers on the Atari 2600. Unknown what this code compiles with.Source Code2600Dark Chambers1.0Adv22 Nov 1985
Desert Falcon SourceBob PolaroOriginal source code to the Atari 2600 game Desert Falcon.Source Code2600Desert Falcon1.0Adv23 Nov 1985
Joust Source Code DocumentedOEMAppears to be the original source code to the Atari 2600 game Joust.Source Code2600Joust1.0Adv16 Dec 1988
Crack'edOEMAppears to be the original source code to the Atari 2600 game Crack’ed.Source Code2600Crack'ed1.0Adv01 Jan 1989
Guide to Cycle Counting on the Atari 2600Nick BensemaYou need every advantage when hacking and/or programming Atari 2600 games. Cycle counting is a necessary technique to master and this guide shows you how.Assembly2600N/A0.5aAdv17 Jul 1996
Atari 2600 VCS Precise Sound Values and Distortion BreakdownGlenn SaundersThis document is a description and chart of the various values for notes and distortion of the Atari 2600 sound.Miscellaneous2600N/A1.0Int02 Apr 1997
Cart InformationKevin HortonThis is a document about cart sizes and bank switching which could be very important to know when hacking some of the larger Atari 2600 games.Hardware Info.2600N/A6.0Int18 Apr 1997
Solaris SourceDouglas NeubauerAppears to be the original source code of the game Solaris.Source Code2600Solaris1.0Adv09 Nov 1998
Atari 2600 VCS Sound Frequency and Waveform GuideEckhard StolbergThis is a guide to the TIA sound device and various charts for notes and distortions for both PAL and NTSC. A must read for hacking sound data.
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Miscellaneous2600N/A1.01Int25 May 2000
How to Disassemble 8K Games with DiStellaThomas JentzschThis document is a guide on how to disassemble 8KB sized games with the DiStella disassembler.Assembly2600N/A1.0Int13 Feb 2002
Atari 2600 Music And Sound Programming GuidePaul SlocumIt is difficult to do music on the Atari 2600 due to the limited pitch and two voices, but I’ve discovered some tricks to produce some pretty good music. This document covers most of what I know.Miscellaneous2600N/A1.0Adv19 Feb 2003
Atari 2600 TIA Hardware NotesAndrew TowersThere are a great deal of notes about the Atari 2600 TIA chip by Andrew Towers. It’s a long but worthwhile read.Hardware Info.2600N/A1.0Adv06 Mar 2003
Jawbreaker DisassemblyDennis DebroCompile this game with DASM and vcs.h version 105 or higher.Source Code2600Jawbreaker1.0Adv04 Sep 2004
Programming the Atari 2600Andrew DavieThis document is for beginners to learn how to develop games for the Atari 2600. It’s a long read but covers a lot of concepts and doesn’t assume that you know everything about programming on this console.Assembly2600N/A1.0Int04 Jan 2006
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial DisassemblyDennis DebroDisassembly for the game E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. Use DASM, vcs.h and macro.h to compile.Source Code2600E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial1.0Adv18 Jul 2006
Indy 500 DisassemblyGlenn SaundersDisassembly for the game Indy 500. Use DASM and vcs.h to compile.Source Code2600Indy 5001.0Adv04 Sep 2009
Kaboom! DisassemblyDennis DebroThis is a disassembly of the Atari 2600 game Kaboom!. Compiled with DASM and vcs.h.Source Code2600Kaboom!1.0Adv04 Sep 2010
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