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     Here are some of the web sites that have Bally Astrocade related content. I have worked hard to find relevant Astrocade information. It is my hope that the assembly-related can be used to create new Astrocade emulator images, and perhaps even new cartridges.

     Sites marked with an '*' are Bally Astrocade only.

Kansas City Standard Ronaldo Goulart, a programmer working on a 300-BAUD digital archiving tool for Bally BASIC, points to this transcription of the original article from Byte, describing the Kansas City Standard. The list of eighteen participants of the symposium includes a known name, "Bill Gates, MITS." There is an interesting thing in it: the "official" length of the lead-in is specified as "a minimum of five seconds of marks". -- Added April 24, 2009
* Astrocade Group Bally Alley's Astrocade discussion group at Yahoo Groups. Read what other people in the Astrocade community are doing. Long term goal is to create Astrocade CD. -- Added February 7, 2001
* Astrocade Wiki Page has created a short Wiki page that is setup for the Bally Astrocade. It includes information about the Bally hardware. Currently it has data in these catagories: Chip Info, Quick Voltage Reference, Schematics, Service Manual, Overheating Chips, and a Capacitor List. -- Added December 16, 2015
* Bally Astrocade Cap Kit sells a "kit [that]] contains all parts necessary to replace the electrolytic capacitors in the Bally Astrocade." -- Added December 16, 2015
  Digital Press The great paper newsletter's online presence -- Added October 22, 2000
OC&GS Orphaned Computers & Game Systems. Back issues in PDF format, as well as new articles. -- Added October 22, 2000
* Bally FAQ Bally Astrocade FAQ in html format. This FAQ does need some updating. -- Added October 22, 2000
* Fenton Page Jamie Fenton (formerly Jay Fenton) lead the group that designed and implemented the Astrocade. Also created Bally BASIC and many Bally arcade games. Check out this bio. -- Added February 10, 2001
* 1978 Astrocade Patent A link to the U.S. patent office regarding Bally's 1978 patent number 4301503 (Home computer and game apparatus) - Note: This is a fixed link from the Virtual Astrocade page. -- Added October 26, 2000
* 1981 Astrocade Patent A link to the U.S. patent office regarding Bally's 1981 patent number 4475172 (Audio/visual home computer and game apparatus) - Note: This is a fixed link from the Virtual Astrocade page. -- Added October 26, 2000 The makers of the Z-80 used inside the Bally Astrocade. Check out what the Z-80 is up to nowadays. -- Added October 27, 2000
Z80 Homepage A great resource! A general Z80 site that contains docs, FAQs, source code, cross-assemblers, cross-compilers, utilities, etc on the the Z-80, the CPU used in the Bally Astrocade. Sometimes this link might seem dead (don't know why), if it doesn't work now, try again later. -- Added October 27, 2000
TI (Z-80) Calculators Some excellent tutorials on programming the Z-80 with step by step directions for beginners. Check out the TI-83 Assembly Logs Vol. 1-8 in particular. This is aimed at TI calculator programming-- but you will pick up some great information none-the-less. -- Added October 27, 2000
TI-83 Asm Help File TI-83 calculator tutorial set up as a Windows Help file. Useful and relevant overviews and code. Very nice. -- Added October 27, 2000
* MESS Astrocade Emulator The only Bally Astrocade emulator. Not perfect, but getting closer. Does NOT support the loading of tape images into BASIC. -- Added October 22, 2000
Robby Roto Jay Fenton programmed this Arcade game that used the Astrocade's "commercial" mode. It has been released for use on emulators. -- Added February 11, 2001
* Digibarn Computer Museum Good, clear pictures of the Bally Professional Arcade Box and console -- Added August 19, 2006
* Videogame Museum Screenshots for most of the cartridge games -- Added November 05, 2007
* Dick Ainsworth Dick Ainsworth wrote the Bally BASIC book and the companion cassette, designed the Easy-Entry Keypad that made the original Arcade programmable and wrote the program for the Bally Demo Cartridge. -- Added May 24, 2008
* Mike Peace Mike Peace wrote all of the BASIC games released by WaveMakers. These games are considered to be the best BASIC games for the Astrocade. This website is about Mike's music. -- Added May 24, 2008
* Modern Mechanix An article called Bally Home Library Computer - Early E-Commerce from June 13, 2006 covering an Bally Astrocade ad in September 1977 Scientific American. The author's comments are rather amusing and interesting. -- Added November 13, 2008
* FPGA Bally Arcade / Astrocade Mike J uses "Treasure Cove" as the title picture for this page, probably because it is the most colorful game on the system. All of the source for this board is available on the page... so check it out. This site was added on February 4, 2010. As of 2016, the link no longer functions, but you can download the contents of the Bally page, here:
  1. (Local Backup - Feb. 4, 2010)
  Z80-Heaven "A place for all the z80 info you'll want." Has tutorials and other resources. -- Added September 8, 2012
* GitHub Astrocade Code Repository Rachel Weil's (aka "hxlnt") GitHub annotated Z80 assembly source code, binaries, and dev tools for the Bally Astrocade.
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