Computer Software Services

Computer Software Services has been leading the way in innovative computing devices for the Atari 8-bit computer since 1982. Seventeen years later, we are continuing to develop new products, squeezing every ounce of performance out of the 8-bits.

All products in this catalog are currently available as of January 1999. However, prices and availability are subject to change without notice. Shipping costs have been listed for single purchases within the USA. Please call for multiple package or overseas shipping rates.

A Look At the Past

In 1982, Computer Software Services was founded with its first product, The Pill, which became an immediate success. The product line expanded to include disk drive modifications and simple computer enhancements.

When Atari introduced the XL series, CSS was the first to develop a translator program (called the XL FIX), which actually worked better than the one Atari later released. The Impossible was released about this time, becoming a best-seller. It was the first back-up tool that made backing up protected programs on unmodified disk drives possible.

In 1987, CSS came out with what was said to be "impossible": the Super Archiver for the 1050 drive. This was (and still is) the only back-up tool capable of reproducing all the different types of error sectors including "phantom" sectors.

Two years later, the Black Box was developed. Although not being the first in its class, it remains the most compatible and fastest hard disk host adapter available. The Multiplexer was also released, being the first practical networking system for the 8-bit.

When Atari released the XF551 drive, CSS was there with the XF551 Enhancer and later the XL Single and Dual Drive Upgrades.

In June of 1991, Bob Puff became President of CSS. Bob is the designer of the majority of CSS’ current products as well as ShareWare programs, SuperArc and BobTerm. In early 1992, CSS came out with one of its most innovative products, The Floppy Board, allowing the 8-bit user to use industry standard drive mechanisms on their 8-bit at amazing speed.

What the future holds for CSS will depend on God. Although many companies have abandoned the Atari 8-bit, we see it as a viable computer able to meet the needs of the average computer user. Rest assured, we will be here supporting this machine for a long time to come! If you have suggestions or comments, please contact us!