| EXE File Format Description|
An Atari 8-bit binary load file (executable) consists of one or
|egments whose format is listed in table 1.
The first segment must begin with $FFFF word to indicate it is a binary
load file. For later segments the header is optional.
segment is loaded, word at location $02E2 is checked to see if it was filled
in with an INIT address. If so, that location is called as a subroutine
before processing any additional segments.
After all segments are loaded, if word at location $02E0 was filled in
it is called for the run address.
Some command line DOS's may attempt to automatically run a program from
the start address of the first segment if no run address is specified if
the file ends in .COM and is typed on the command line.
can have virtually any extensions but EXE or COM are most common.
||$FFFF - Indicates a binary load file.
Mandatory for first segment, optional for any other segment
||Start Address. The segment will load at this address
||End Address. The last byte to load for this segment
||The actual segment data to load (End Address-Start Address + 1 bytes)
This example was created by my ChkExe program.
Binary file: intro1.exe
 Block: 3019-31EF (01D7)
[01DD] Block: 0480-06D3 (0254)
 Block: 3000-3007 (0008)
 Init : 3019
 Block: 6000-6908 (0909)
[0D54] Block: 3000-3007 (0008)
[0D60] Init : 3019
[0D66] Block: 7000-7730 (0731)
[149B] Block: 3000-3007 (0008)
[14A7] Init : 3019
[14AD] Block: 7800-7BFC (03FD)
[18AE] Block: 3000-3007 (0008)
[18BA] Init : 3019
[18C0] Block: 9000-934A (034B)
[1C0F] Block: 3000-3007 (0008)
[1C1B] Init : 3019
[1C21] Run : 0480
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