Atari 8-bit Autorun
When using BASIC files in an emulator it becomes a big pain if you have to try to type things in like:
Especially if the emulator is running on a device that doesn't have a keyboard.
I had this exact situation with a BASIC game I developed for a 10-Liners competition. I wanted to play test it on an emulator running on my GP2X handheld.
Atari DOS 2.5 has something called AUTORUN.SYS which is a machine language file that is executed after DOS has booted itself.
Luckily The master version of DOS 2.5 has a binary program on it called SETUP.COM.
Club members can download the Master DOS 2.5 ATR file here:Dos 2.5m.atr
Press 'L' to Load a Binary
Type "SETUP.COM" and press RETURN
Use menu item '1' to Change drive number
I'm using 2 (assuming the disk you want to edit is in drive 2)
Select menu item '2' as Auto load a BASIC program is what I want to do.
Enter the name of the BASIC program.
Then it should save the AUTORUN.SYS file to the disk.
Remember when booting from the disk to have BASIC enabled.