New Era of Gaming: FujiNet Game Server

Recently a flurry of activity on the gaming front has resulted in development, deployment, and usage of the FujiNet Game Server system and a working client for Atari 8-bits. More client platforms are planned soon. The first working Game Server is an implementation of Five Card Stud. More games are also planned now that there is one amazing example.


JSON meets Atari

Parsing and using JSON is one of the fundamental components of the Modern Web. Now your Atari can do it with the help of FujiNet and the N: (network) device! Of course there is a excellent video which will break this down for you in a few moments:

The N: is new, and as such it’s documented over at the FujiNet wiki and it worth a read:

The N: device gives you access to a whole slate of modern web protocols in Atari Basic!

Swapping with SAM

Disk swapping using FujiNet is done via the Disk Swap Button. This is a critical and necessary function that almost all ‘virtual disk’ emulators have- since you can virtually mount many disks on these devices, but you still may have only one virtual floppy drive. The swapping function rotates this virtual disks from their virtual slots round-robin into the virtual floppy. But how to let the user know what disk slot is mounted in the virtual floppy drive? FujiNet has no display to show you this information… The Software Automatic Mouth (SAM) can help here, and there is a video to show this in action.

There is also lots more documentation on how to use SAM yourself from BASIC on the FN Wiki:

Create a Disk

Using FN (FujiNet) will change the way you think about your Atari and disks. It allows a easy gateway to manage local and remote disks and use them with your Atari. One imporant aspect of disk management is creating new disks. FN Config now has an easy way to do this.