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Prince of Persia 1 for ATM Turbo

About ATM Turbo (computer)

ATM (ATM Turbo) is a ZX Spectrum clone, developed in Moscow, in 1991, by two firms, MicroArt and ATM. It has Z80 at 7 MHz, 1024k RAM, 128k ROM, AY-8910 (two ones in upgraded models), 8-bit DAC, 8-bit 8-channel ADC, RS-232, Centronics, Beta Disk Interface, IDE interface, AT/XT keyboard, text mode (80x25, 16 colors, 8x8 pattern), and 3 graphics modes.

It is the one of the most powerful (post-)Soviet home computers. Although BK-0010 is more known, ATM is gaining popularity.

Prince of Persia 1

Disk Contents PRINCE.TRD

Disk:

The famous game PRINCE of PERSIA. Moved byte-2-byte with the IBM PC, so that those who have played in it before at the PC 286 machine barely notice the difference. Apparently somewhere were found sources and was recompiled under CP / M for ATM. Even if we compare the number and the name of the files in the PC and ATM versions, it found striking similarities. The only game that is still on ATM KE plays some slow (low fps) when many objects on the screen, even in turbo-mode (7 MHz). Another would be! Screen 320x200 pixels x 16 colors is 32000 bytes, and such a "happiness" is too many for such old Z80. But, it's easy to play, because the brakes are not always. At the beginning of the game, you can shoose settings, the control type, etc.

On the drive us interested only two files -


PR.COM-starting game for a computer ATM-turbo 1
PR2.COM-launch for ATM-turbo 2 and TURBO 2 +


It is desirable that there be at least 512 Kb memory, albeit with 128 Kb goes ...

NOTE: Both ZX Spectrum and ATM Turbo versions are pirated ones. Authors were made it without the agreement of the original authors. It was very common in the territory of ex-USSR.

Background information

Background information about PoP1 and ATM Turbo - Written by Tarjan Richard Gabor.

Information about ATM Turbo
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ATM Turbo is the joint development of MikroART and ATM company. These firms previously developed the Pentagon 128 V2+ clone, officially called ATM 128K. The scheme was not copyrighted, so Pentagon 128K V2+ copied by many others, and become a very popular ZX Spectrum 128K clone (with the Beta-128 disk interface).
In the autumn of 1991, they released ATM Turbo 1 (or in its another name: ATM 512K) which was a ZX Spectrum clone with numerous own unique features. 
The circuit diagram was copyrighted (and was rather complex too), so no pirated ATM clones were born.

ATM Turbo 1 specifications:
-	CPU: Z80 at 3,5/7 MHz
-	RAM: 128K to 512K
-	video modes: standard ZX Spectrum, EGA-like mode with 320x200x16 colors
-	Covox, modem, Centronics interface etc.

In 1993 a new model, ATM Turbo 2 was born. After that, in the same year ATM was left the business.
New features (comparing ATM Turbo 1):
-	new video mode: 80x25 (text)
-	IDE interface (for HDD+CD-ROM)

MikroART made alone a further development called ATM Turbo 2+.
new features (comparing to ATM Turbo 2):
-	memory is expandable to 1024K
-	RS-232 interface
-	XT/AT keyboard controller
-	modem was removed

In 1996 MikroART stopped manufacturing ATM Turbos. The previously secret documents became public domain.

From 204-2006 NedoPC group in Moscow released about 50 modified (bugfixed) ATM Turbo 2+ boards in industrial standard high quality.
In 2006 development was frozen, but continued in 2007.
The team would like to develop ATM Turbo 3, which is compatible with the previous clones, but supporting the new, modern peripherals as PS/2 mouse and keyboard, hard disk etc. They are at the same time developing the operating system as well utilies of the machine.

MikroART webpage: http://www.microart.ru/
NedoPC webpage: http://atmturbo.nedopc.com/


Prince of Persia for ATM Turbo
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The ATM Turbo version of Prince of Persia was developed by Honey Soft in 1994 in Moscow for the order of MikroART. (Honey Soft covers Andrey W. Honitch)
The conversion platform was PC/DOS. It needs 512K RAM and Turbo mode (7MHz).
It uses ATM’s EGA-like graphics mode (320x200x16). Nowadays this mode is called color-per-pixel or 16C (as 16 colors).
The disadvantage of this version is the slowdowns, when too many objects on the screen. It is because the relatively low speed of the 7MHz Z80 processor.

Information about ATM Turbo

ATM Turbo is the joint development of MikroART and ATM company. These firms previously developed the Pentagon 128 V2+ clone, officially called ATM 128K. The scheme was not copyrighted, so Pentagon 128K V2+ copied by many others, and become a very popular ZX Spectrum 128K clone (with the Beta-128 disk interface).
In the autumn of 1991, they released ATM Turbo 1 (or in its another name: ATM 512K) which was a ZX Spectrum clone with numerous own unique features.
The circuit diagram was copyrighted (and was rather complex too), so no pirated ATM clones were born.

ATM Turbo 1 specifications:
- CPU: Z80 at 3,5/7 MHz
- RAM: 128K to 512K
- video modes: standard ZX Spectrum, EGA-like mode with 320x200x16 colors
- Covox, modem, Centronics interface etc.

In 1993 a new model, ATM Turbo 2 was born. After that, in the same year ATM was left the business.
New features (comparing ATM Turbo 1):
- new video mode: 80x25 (text)
- IDE interface (for HDD+CD-ROM)

MikroART made alone a further development called ATM Turbo 2+.
new features (comparing to ATM Turbo 2):
- memory is expandable to 1024K
- RS-232 interface
- XT/AT keyboard controller
- modem was removed

In 1996 MikroART stopped manufacturing ATM Turbos. The previously secret documents became public domain.

From 204-2006 NedoPC group in Moscow released about 50 modified (bugfixed) ATM Turbo 2+ boards in industrial standard high quality.
In 2006 development was frozen, but continued in 2007.
The team would like to develop ATM Turbo 3, which is compatible with the previous clones, but supporting the new, modern peripherals as PS/2 mouse and keyboard, hard disk etc. They are at the same time developing the operating system as well utilies of the machine.

MikroART webpage: http://www.microart.ru/
NedoPC webpage: http://atmturbo.nedopc.com/

Prince of Persia for ATM Turbo

The ATM Turbo version of Prince of Persia was developed by Honey Soft in 1994 in Moscow for the order of MikroART. (Honey Soft covers Andrey W. Honitch)
The conversion platform was PC/DOS. It needs 512K RAM and Turbo mode (7MHz).
It uses ATM’s EGA-like graphics mode (320x200x16). Nowadays this mode is called color-per-pixel or 16C (as 16 colors).
The disadvantage of this version is the slowdowns, when too many objects on the screen. It is because the relatively low speed of the 7MHz Z80 processor.

Links

Download ROM: http://atmturbo.nedopc.com/download/cpm/games/prince/prince.zip

Download emulator: http://atmturbo.nedopc.com/atmemul.htm

Official page: http://atmturbo.nedopc.com/download/cpm/games/prince/prince.htm

This looks like the PC version in EGA mode.

The screenshots on the bottom of the emulator downloads suggests that this computer is a mixture of PC (text screen) and ZX Spectrum (Z80 Processor).