XEST PD - Public Domain

From Austria comes the XEST or also XE series, which is more popular than its publisher: The XEST magazine from Austria, which covered both the Atari 8-bit and 16/32-bit computers in the first years. XEST debuted about the same time as the ST-Computer and lasted until 1993. The PD series is therefore characterized by the early public domain programs and the typical separation between color and b/w. The series does not have a special focus, only rarely is reference made to the magazine. The "gap" of 50 disks is intentional: 8 bit disks were part of the numbering scheme.

XE 001
  • Dr Doodle (Color)
    This is the most recent version of Digital Research's paint program. Doodle will work in any of the three screen resolutions. When the program is run, you will see the Doodle window, and your screen pointer. To draw, just hold down the left mouse button, and drag the pointer across the screen. To select a different color, point your marker to the drop down menu marked "COLOR", when the menu appears, click on the color that you wish to draw in, and exit the menu. You may also choose from different pen sizes.
  • Megaroids
    Asteroids clone
  • Murray
    The cartoon conversation partner in your computer. In German and with animated graphics.
  • Dr Doodle
XE 002
  • CP/M-Z80-Emulator
  • MIDI-Demo
  • Kartei-Kasten
    This program is used to sort your addresses, video films, records, stamp collection, etc. and to find them again quickly if necessary. It generates optional lists, which can be read and processed by a word processor.
  • Parasound
  • The Orchestrator (Piano)
  • Sound
  • ST AY-3-8910 Sound Demo
    Experiment with noises and sounds
  • Basicprogramme
  • Modula-2-Demo
XE 003
XE 004
  • Dalace 2
  • Atari ST Softwareübersicht
    Description of 244 ST programs, accessible via a user-friendly database, which you can also use for your program collection
XE 005
  • Joshua
    Disk monitor
  • ST Writer
  • Diskmonitor
  • Diskinfo
  • ChangeHz
XE 007
XE 008
  • Neochrome-Bilder
XE 009
XE 012
XE 013
XE 014
  • Krabat Schach
    Chess program with all important features: 9 levels, positions, save openings and games, change of pieces. A supplied icon editor allows to design your own pieces.
  • PuzzlePuzzle
    The computer generates random jigsaw puzzles on screen which you have to fit together.
XE 015
XE 016
  • GEM-Lehrgang
  • ST Writer
    On the 8-bit Ataris the Atari Writer was a very popular editor. Less known is its ST counterpart, the ST Writer Elite. Never commercially distributed, the full-screen text editor has been updated several times.
  • RSI Command Facility
  • Grape Stomper
XE 017
  • XLisp
    AI language (artificial intelligence) for creating programs that are capable of learning. With detailed instructions in English.
  • Life
    Life variant.
  • MemoryTest
  • Assembler
  • Forth 83
XE 018
  • Cluster
    Simulation of the distribution of stars in a star cluster.
  • FreeRAM
  • Clock
  • Black
  • Puzzle etc.
XE 019
XE 020
  • GEM-Kermit (Nebel)
    GEM-Kermit, an implementation of the kermit file-transfer protocol, which makes use of the GEM-capabilities to present a friendlier user-interface than "the other" kermit. Besides of that, GEM-Kermit can interact with IBM mainframes, a skill which the dev.-kit kermit lacks.
  • Farbedit
  • Eliza, the Computer Psychiatrist
    The psychologist in the pocket.
  • Moses-Terminal 1.5
  • Word400
    WORD400 is a mini-text editor which operates as a desk accessory
  • Tempelmon
    Monitor/debugger. Also for STE/TT. The latest version 2.01 of the Monitor/Debugger by Thomas Tempelmann. Highly recommended for all developers.
  • Latin
  • Compose
  • Color 512
  • MS-DOS-Kommandoebene mit Dokumentation.
  • SCI-Calc
  • Filledit
XE 021
  • Basic-Programme
  • Coder
    With Coder you can encrypt and decrypt complete disks and files. The program also works as an accessory and is able to encode optionally only FAT and directory, but this makes unauthorized access to your data impossible.
  • San-Leandro-Utilities
  • VT-52/S-Terminal
XE 022
  • Sound-Digitizer
XE 023
XE 024
  • Mauslupe
  • Hypnose
  • Scientific Calculator
    Scientific Calculator by M. Weller. This public domain calculator offers a vast array of features that make it an extremely powerful and useful tool.
  • Calculator
    CALC.PRG is a simple desktop calculator in the style of the TI Programmer. The program is primarily an example of C programming and only secondarily really intended as a desktop calculator.
  • MMCopy
    Filecopy as an accessory.
  • PascalShell
    Shell for ST-Pascal.
  • PictureSwitch, Tiny-View u. Stuff
  • Trackkopierer
  • FreeRAM
  • Square
    Changes the mouse cursor
  • Mad
    Your computer develops a life of its own.
XE 025
  • Basic-Prg.
XE 026
  • Disklibrary
  • GEM-Programmierung
  • Symbolische Differenzierung
  • Deluxe Piano
XE 027
  • Harddisk-Treiber
XE 028
XE 029
XE 030
XE 031
  • Minos
    Labyrinth as an accessory.
  • Tauris
    TAURIS_ST is a strategy game for 1-8 players. Every missing player is replaced by the computer. All players are divided into 4 groups of 2 players each. Each group controls one city and plays together. The purpose of the game is to be the last city left.
XE 032
XE 033
XE 034
  • Toy Prolog
    The programming language of the new generation. Incl. 95 KB manual.
XE 035
XE 036
XE 037
  • MausPaint
  • AutoRAM
  • Druck
XE 038
  • ASCII-Tabelle als Accessory
  • Bohnenspiel
  • Terminal
XE 039
  • Emacs-Forth
XE 040
  • Calc
  • ST-Editor
  • Adress
  • 12A
  • Black-Jack (F).
  • Snap
  • Dame
  • Othello!
XE 041
  • Memosound
  • 4 Gewinnt
  • Spiele
  • Memo
  • Real Time Clock
XE 042
  • FontAcc
  • Verify Off
  • Recover
  • AutoRAM
  • 20 Basic-Programme
  • Strings
XE 043
  • Helper
  • DragonMaze
  • Vier
  • Casio CZ-101
  • 512
  • Directoryprinter u. Breakout als Accessory.
  • Joust
    PD adaptation of the classic Atari arcade game where you fly around on an ostrich carrying a lance. The aim is to gain height as when two players collide, the highest one wins the joust. When a player is eliminated, it lays an egg. Collect all of these before they hatch to clear the screen and progress to the next level. Fast furious action for one or two players.
  • Tiny Basic
    A new basic to try. Fully documented with a game thrown in.
XE 044
  • PicSwitch
    Very good graphics converter program that can read images in many formats. Printing on dot matrix printers and HP Laserjet. With dithering etc.
  • Printdir in GEM.
  • AccLoad
  • C-Printer samt Source.
  • Dvorak
    An .ACC that lets you use the efficient Dvorak keyboard layout. Originally written by Alex Stevens, it has been modified by Mike Bales.
  • Printhelp
XE 045
XE 046
  • Krabat-Schach 1.0b
    Chess program with all important features: 9 levels, positions, save openings and games, change of pieces. A supplied icon editor allows to design your own pieces.
XE 047
XE 048
  • Ratte
  • Piano
  • Window
  • Spacewar
  • Megablit
    MegaBlit is a hi-res paint program that works in all resolutions on all STs. It is window based, and uses the scroll bars to move around the work area, which is many times bigger than the actual screen.
  • Grafikdemo
  • Autoboot
  • Kalender
  • Formater
XE 049
  • Diskettenbibliothek
  • Video
  • Cassettenbeschriftung
XE 050
  • GFA-Paint
  • 3D-Irrgarten (Basic)
    3D maze in ST-Basic 1.0.
  • Patience
    Patience variant in which you use two packs of 52 cards. The rules as similar to those for patience except that you have to make the cards up into eight suits (two of each type) rather than four. The game is very well structured with built-in on-line Help, hint and take back options and so on. Very addictive and challenging gameplay.
  • Avalun
  • YAGC
  • Demo V2.0

Standard support
Programs written in...
Puree C