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                         VERSION UPDATE
                      by Richard Karsmakers

 The ninth occurrence of this regular column here:  A summary  of
all  current  version numbers of specific  utility  programs  and
such,  as  available  to my knowledge at the time of  this  issue
being released.  Again,  however,  it contains quite an  enormous
amount of new information,  most of which thanks to Keith  Frisby
who sends me reams and reams of PD. Cheers, mate!
 It  has  to be noted that the following list  is  compiled  with
reliance almost solely on my knowledge,  and may therefore indeed
not  be very up-to-date as my scope of view is  only  limited.  I
have  not based this list on rumours,  and therefore the  version
number  listed is that of the latest version actually seen by  me
or any of my direct acquaintances or trustworthy sources.
 Versions  rumoured  to  exist  will,   if  any,   be   mentioned
additionally between round brackets ("-" means "specific  version
number   not  known,   however"  -  I  would  surely   appreciate
information concerning these in that case).
 A version number between square brackets signifies a version  in
development,  if  known.  An  asterisk (*) before the  name  will
indicate that the entry has changed since the 'versions'  article
in the previous issue of ST NEWS, or that it was added since.
 But let's cut it.

 A total of 424 entries listed,  77 of which have been changed or
added after the previous instalment.

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 TITLE                           PRG/ACC/TXT/SRC  VERSION
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 1ST MAIL                        P                3.06
 1ST WORD PLUS                   P                3.20TT
 1ST XTRA                        P                1.03
*5 TO 5                          P                2.0
 ACOPY                           P                1.3f
*ACSI/SCSI ANALYSER              P                1.2
 ADDRESS                         P                1.83
 AES                             -                4.1
 AFX (AUTOMATIC FILE EXTRACTOR)  P                2.2
 ALBION                          P                1.07
 ALICE (ANOTHER LITTLE C EDITOR) P                1.42
 AMC GDOS                        P                3.21
 ANTIDOTE                        P/A              3.7 [-]
 ANSI ST                         P                0.40
 ARC                             P                6.02ST
 ARCGSH                          P                4.1
*ARJ/UNARJ ARCHIVER              P                9.95 rev. 3.004
*ARROWFIX                        P                1.5
 ASCGIF                          P                1.6
 ATARI IMAGE MANAGER (AIM)       P                3.1
 ATARI WORKS                     P                1.207 [2.0]
 AT SPEED SYSTEM DISK            P/A              2.5
 AUDIO CD MASTER                 P                3.0
 AUDIO FUN MACHINE               P/A              1.02
 AUDIO SCULPTURE                 P                1.3
 AUTOMATION COMPACTOR            P                5.01
 AUTORAISE                       A                2.0
*AVI PLAYER                      P                0.91
 BACKGROUND MUSIC UTILITY        A                3.0
*BACKWARD                        P                2.80 [3.xx]
 BACKUP DELETION UTILITY         P                1.0
 BAND-IN-A-BOX                   P                6.0
 BA PACK                         P/A              1.00
*BEFORE DAWN (SCREEN BLANKER)    A                1.39
 BIO-GRAPH ELITE                 P                5.0
 BITMASTER                       P                1.05
 BITTE EIN BIT                   P                3.7
 BITZCOPY                        P                1.4
 BLOWUP                          P                1.7
 BOOTCONF (FALCON)               P                1.10
 BOOTXS                          P                2.00
*BOXKITE FILE SELECTOR           P                1.61
*BUDDYBOOT (BOOT ORGANISER)      P                1.01
 BYTEKILLER ST                   P                2.0
 CAL                             A                6.3a [-]
 CALSHOW                         P                6.3b
 CALAPPT                         P/A              1.22
 CALAMUS                         P                1.09
 CAL ASSISTANT                   P                1.80
*CALLER ID                       A                2.01
 CAPTAIN HOOK                    P                1.0
 CARDFILE                        P                4.03
 CBHD (CLAUS BROD HD DRIVER)     P                4.28 [-]
 CBHD CONF (DRIVER CONFIG)       P/A              4.07 [-]
 CD BROWSE                       P                1.3
 CHAMELEON                       A                1.19 [2.00]
 CHAOS DISK COMPACTOR            P                2.20
 CHECK OPEN FILES                P                1.03
 CHEETAH                         P                3.00
 CLOCKSETTER                     P                1.3
 CODEKEYS                        P?               1.3
 COLORBURST IV                   P                1.69
 COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER (COMA)   P                1.90
 COMMAND PROCESSOR PROGRAM       P                1.0a
 COMM TOOL                       P                1.0
 CONS-FIX                        P                1.3
 CPX MAKER                       P                1.02
 CRACK ART                       P                1.36
 CREATOR                         P                1.1
 CUBASE                          P                2.01
 CWAC                            P                3.01 [-]
 DARKLORD (SCREENSAVER)          A/P              3.10
 DATA LIGHT                      P                2.12 (2.18)
 DA'S PICTURE                    P                1.04
*DA'S VEKTOR / DA'S VEKTOR PRO   P                2.10
 DBMAN                           P                5.10
 DC DATA DIET                    P                2.0a
 DC SELF EXTRACTING ARCHIVE      P                2.0
 DC XTRACT PLUS                  P                2.20c
 DEFINIVE FILE SELECTOR          P                2.1
 DEGAS ELITE                     P                1.1
 DEK PACKER                      P                1.3a
 DESK MANAGER                    P                3.3
 DESK SWITCH                     P                1.1
 DESKTOP FILE CONNECTOR          P                1.20
 DESK TRACKER MT                 A                1.23
 DEVPAC ST / MON ST              P                3.10 / 2.10+
 DEVSHELL                        P                2.0
*DFC SETUP                       P                1.20
 DIABLO EMULATOR                 P                1.6
*DIAMOND BACK                    P                3.51
*DIAMOND DISK MIRROR             P                2.x
*DIAMOND EDGE                    P                2.xx [-]
*DIAMOND FORMATTER               P                2.5
 DICMERGE (1ST WORD PLUS TOOL)   P                2.10
*DIGIPLAY                        A                2.02a
 DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSOR        P                3.2
 DIGITAL (TRACKER)               P                2.25
 DISK OPERATION SPEED CHECKER    P                1.02
 DISKSPC                         A                1.07
 DISKUS                          P                3.0
 DOODLE                          P                1.0b
*DSP PLAY                        A                3.0
 DUNE GRAPH                      P                0.2
 DUPLICATOR                      P                1.2
 EASE                            P                3.1c
*E-COPY                          P                1.7
 ED-HAK                          P/A              3.03
*EGALE                           P                2.4 i
*ELFBACK (HD BACKUP)             P                2.4
 ERGO!PRO                        P+A              2.03
*ESS CODE                        P                6.3
 EVEREST                         P                3.4
 EXTENDOS                        P                1.20
 FALCON BOOT                     P                1.2
 FALCON SPEED (PC EMULATOR)      P                6.0
 FANSI (ANSI EDITOR)             P                1.009
 FAST FILEMOVER                  P/A              1.41
 FAST PATH                       P                1.0
 FCOPY                           P/A              III - 5.2.1990
 FCOPY PRO                       P/A              1.2
 FIRE PACKER                     P                2.01
 FLASH II                        P                2.8
*FLEXI-ARC                       P                3.1a
 FLOPPYSHOP ATARI CATALOGUE      T                6.2
 FLOPPYSHOP FALCON CATALOGUE     T                1.1
*FLYDIALS                        P                4.91
 FONTKIT                         P                4.1
 FONT TRICKS                     A                2.0
 FONTY                           P                1.09
 FORM DO IT!                     P                1.2e
 FPRINT                          P                1.0
*FREEDOM                         P                1.13
 FREEMEM                         P                1.2
 FSEARCH                         P/A              7.4
 FUNK ALERT                      P                1.1
 FUZZYCLOCK                      P/A              1.14
 GEM ++ (GEM LIBRARY)            S                1.7
*GEM BENCH                       P                4.02
 GEMINI                          P                1.999a
 GEM TARGA                       P                0.05
 GEM TEST                        P                2.0
 GEMULATOR                       PC PROGRAM       3.02
 GEMVIEW                         P                3.08
*GENETICOPOLY                    P                3.31
*GENEVA                          P                1.004
 GENUS 2                         P                2.4
 GERMAN TO ENGLISH TRANSLATOR    P                3.0
 GFA ASSEMBLER                   P                1.5
 GFA BASIC                       P                3.6TT [4.0]
 GFA BASIC COMPILER              P                3.50 [4.0]
 GFA BASIC LINKER                P                3.02 [4.0]
 GFA BASIC 3.5 SYSTEM SHELL      P                1.6
 GFA PATCH                       P                1.07
 GFA SHELL                       P                1.05
 GIGA DEPACKER                   P                2.2
 GOLLUM PACKER                   P                2.81e
 G+PLUS                          P?               1.5
 GRAMMARIAN                      P                1.5.2
 GROCERY LISTER                  P                4.2
 GSZRZ                           P                4.7
 GUCK                            P                1.8
 GUI 4 GFA (PREV. FRONT END)     P                1.1a
 GUITARISTICS                    P                1.96
 HANDY                           A                1.3
 HAPPY PAINT                     P                1.2e
 HARDCHOR                        P                0.9ß
 HARDWARE REGISTERS LISTING      T                7.0
 HARLEKIN                        A                3.0
 HDI (AHDI, THE HD DRIVER)       P                6.06
 HD INSTALL (ATARI UTILITY)      P                5.00
 HDX (ATARI UTILITY)             P                5.04
 HISCORE TERMINAL UTILITY        P                1.0
 HOTWIRE                         P                3.0
 HOWFAST                         P                1.12
*HYPE                            P                2.0
 HYPERFORMAT                     P                3.29
 ICD HD BOOT                     P                6.2.0
 ICD PRO UTILITIES               P                6.51
 DEALIST                         P                3.5
 IMAGECOPY                       A                3.01
 IMPLOID                         P/A              1.2
 INFODESK DISK MAGAZINE SHELL    P                4.10
 INTEGRITY                       P                2.0.0
 INTERFACE                       P                2.32 [-]
 INTERLINK                       P                1.89
 JAM PACKER                      P                4.0
*JANE (JUST ANOTHER EDITOR)      P                1.1
 JPEG DECODER (BRAINSTORM)       P                0.93ß
 JPEG VIEWER (BRAINSTORM)        P/A              1.1
 JUKEBOX                         P                1.4
 KANDINSKY                       P                1.73
 KAOSDESK                        P                1.4.1
 KLEISTERSCHEIBE                 -                2.33
 KNIFE ST                        P                1.23
 KOBOLD                          P/A              2.5
 KOLUMBUS                        P                1.99
 KONTEXT                         P                1.15
 KWIKVIEW                        P                2.1
 LAPCAT                          P                1.02
 LASER AND MEN                   P                1.0
 LATTICE C                       P                5.6 (6.0)
 LHARC SELF EXTRACTING ARCHIVE   P                1.13S
*LED PANEL                       P                2.9
 LET 'EM FLY                     P                1.20 [-]
 LITTLE GREEN FILE SELECTOR      P                1.8D
*LMS PROGRAM LAUNCHER            P                0.11
 LOB'S FILE COMPRESSOR           P                2.08ß
 LOOKIT (CODEHEAD)               P                1.2
 LSD PACKER                      P                1.2
 LUFTSCHLOß                      P                2.3
*LZH                             P                3.10
 LZH SELF EXTRACTING ARCHIVE     P                1.3S
 LZH SHELL                       P                3.01
 MAC SEE                         P                2.00
 MAGIC SHADOW ARCHIVER           P                2.3+
*MAGIC (WAS: MAG!X)              P                4.09
 MARCEL WORD PROCESSOR           P                2.3.4
*MASTERBROWSE (FILE DISPLAYER)   P                4.9
 MASTERCACHE                     P                2.77
*MAUS WINDOW                     A                1.32
 MAXIDISK                        P                2.2
 MAXIFILE III                    P                3.0
 M-DISK                          A                6.94
 MEGA CHECK 2                    P                2.01
 MEGA PAINT II                   P                3.01 (6.0)
 MEGA PAINT II PROFESSIONAL      P                4.0 [6.0]
 MEGATIZER                       P                2.4
 MEMORY WATCH                    P/A              1.2
 MENU INFO                       P                1.03
 METADOS                         P                2.4
*MGIF                            P                4.2b
 MICRODOS                        P                1.21
 MICRO EMACS                     P                3.12
*MIDI COM                        P                1.92
 MIDI MAX                        P?               1.3
 MIDI SPY                        P?               1.2
 MIGHTY MONO EMULATOR II         P                2.0
 MINIPRINT                       P                2.0b
*MINT (MULTITOS)                 P                1.12
 MODEST                          P                1.1
 MODUL PLAYER                    P                3.1
 MONOPACK                        P                1.2
 MONULATOR                       P                1.85
 MORTIMER (DELUXE)               P                3.09 (3.10)
 M.O.S.T. VIEWER                 P                2.0
 MOUNTAIN QWK                    P                1.17
*MOUNTAIN READER II              P                2.5
 MOUSE ACCELERATOR III           P                4.0
 MOUSE-KA-MANIA II               P+A              2.1
 MOUSE TRICKS                    A                2.20
 MULTIDESK DELUXE                A                3.4a
 MULTI DEPACK                    P                2.0
 MULTI DIALOG                    P/A              1.03
 MULTI PRINT                     P                1.05
 MUSICOM                         P                2.1
 MUSIX32                         P                1.01
 MUTIL (MICHTRON DISK UTILITIES) P                2.1
 NAME GENERATOR                  P                1.5 - 24-9-93!
 NAUGHTY UNPACKER                P                2.5
 NEOCHROME                       P                1.0
 NEOCHROME MASTER                P                2.28 (-)
*NEODESK                         P                4.002 (4.003)
 NEODESK CLI                     P                2.2
 NEODESK RECOVERABLE TRASHCAN    A                1.3
 NETHACK                         P                3.1.1
 NEWBELL                         P                1.1
 NEW DEPACK                      P                1.01
*NOTIZZETTEL                     A                1.2
*NTK4 MOD PLAYER                 P                1.3
*NVDI                            P                3.01
 OCR                             P                1.30
 OCTALYSER                       P                0.96
*OCULTAR                         P+A              3.02b
 OMEN                            P                2.46
 OMIKRON BASIC COMPILER          P                3.06
 OMIKRON BASIC INTERPRETER       P                3.03
*OUTSIDE                         P                3.1
 PACK ICE                        P                2.40
*PACSHELL                        P                2.59
 PAINTSHOP PLUS                  P                2.03
 PA PACK                         P                1.01
*PARAFIN FILE SEARCHER           P                1.32
 PAULA                           A                2.4ß
 PEACEBUG                        P                1.21
 PFLAGS                          P                2.0ß
 PFX PROGRAM PACKER              P                3.1b
*PGP (ENCRYPTION)                P                2.6.2
 PGP SHELL                       P                0.9
 PHOTOCHROME                     P                2.01
 PICSWITCH                       P                1.01
 PINHEAD                         P                2.1
*PLAY MPEG                       P                0.70
*POISON!                         P/A              2.32
 POPUP (CODEHEAD)                P                1.3
 POV RAYTRACER                   P                2.2
 POWERDOS                        P                1.12
 PROBE ST                        P                2.0
 PROCALC                         A                1.30
*PROFILE (SYSTEM CHECKER)        P                2.08
 PROTEXT                         P                6.51
*PROTRACKER/FALCON               P                2.1a/1.6
 PS CONTROL                      P                2.0
 PS CONTROL, CPX VERSION         A                1.02
 QD PLAY                         P                3.1
 QUICK INDEX                     P                2.2
 QUICK ST                        P                3.03
 QUILL                           P                1.01
*RAINBOW II MULTIMEDIA           P                2.0 [2.1]
*RAPE THE DSP                    A                1.00
 REDACTEUR, LE                   P                3.15 (4.0)
 REPLICA                         P                1.40
 REVENGE DOC DISPLAYER           P                3.20 [3.30]
 REVOLVER                        A                1.1
 REZ FOOLER                      P                1.2
 RTSYSINFO                       P                1.00
 RUFUS                           P?               1.35
 SAGROTAN                        P                4.17 (-)
 SATELLITE PREDICTION PROGRAM    P                4.06
 SEARCHER DELUXE                 P/A              2.01
*SEBRA                           P                1.33
 SELECTRIC                       P                1.10 [1.11]
*SENTRY PACKER                   P                2.20
 SEURAT                          P                2.80
 SILKBOOT                        P                2e
 SILKMOUSE                       P/A              3.2
 SNAPSHOT (GST)                  A                1.04
 SOUND MACHINE (APPLICAT. SYST.) P                2.0
 SOUNDMACHINE II (TOMMY SOFTW.)  P                1.0
 SPECTRE GCR                     P                3.1 [3.2]
 SPECTRUM EMULATOR               P                2.07
 SPEED OF LIGHT                  P                3.5 [-]
 SPEEDO GDOS                     P                4.2 [5.0]
 SPLITTER 2                      P                2.0
 SQUISH II (USED TO BE DC SQUISH)P/A              2.12
 STAD                            P                1.3+
 STALKER                         P                3.02
*STARBALL (PINBALL MACHINE)      P                1.6
 STARPLAY                        P                2.7
 STDCAT                          P                5.2b
*STELLA                          P                1.0
*STELLO                          P                2.0
*STENO                           P                2.10
*ST GUIDE                        P/A              1.20
*ST KONFIG                       P                3.10
 ST_NCODE                        P/A              1.21
 ST MIRROR II                    P                2.61
*STOOP (BOOT ORGANISER)          P                1.03
*STORMTRACKER                    P                1.00
 STOS BASIC                      P                2.6
 STOS COMPILER                   P                2.7
 STOS FIX                        P                3.0
 STRAIGHT FAX                    P                2.2
*ST SPLITTER                     P                2.0
 ST TOOLS                        P                1.93
 ST ZIP                          P                2.6
 ST ZIP SELF EXTRACTING ARCHIVE  P                2.6
 SUPERBASE PROFESSIONAL          P                3.02
 SUPERBOOT                       P                8.1 [-]
*SUPERB SAMPLE EDITOR            P                1.08
 SUPER FORMATTER                 P                2.0
*SUPERVIEW (FILE DISPLAYER)      P                1.12
 SYSINFO                         P                8.37
 SYSMON (BY KARSTEN ISAKOVICS)   P                1.0.8 [1.0.9]
 SYSTEM AUDIO MANAGER            P+A              2.21
 TCACHE                          P                6.0
 TEDDY TERM                      P                2.14
 TEMPLEMON                       P                2.02
 TEMPUS (EDITOR)                 P                2.12 (2.13)
 TEMPUS WORD                     P                2.80
*TEMPUS WORD JUNIOR              P                2.86
 TERADESK                        P                1.40 [-]
 THAT'S WRITE                    P                3.1g
*THING (ALTERNATIVE DESKTOP)     P                0.31
 THUNDER PACKER                  P                2.0
 TOP DOWN                        P                2.7
 TOXIS                           P                5.5
 TREEVIEW                        P/A              2.4
 TRIPLE YAHOO                    P                1.0
 TRUEDISK (RAM DISK)             P                2.0
 TRUE PAINT                      P                1.02
 TURBO ARC                       P                5.21
 TURBO ASSEMBLER                 P                1.7.2
*TURBO BLANKER                   P                1.24e
 TURBO C                         P                2.03
 TURBO CACHE                     P                6.3
 TURBO GIF                       P                1.3
 TURBO ST                        P/A              1.84
*TWIST                           P                2.xx
*TWO IN ONE                      P                1.22
 ULTIMATE TRACKER                P                2.0
*ULTIMATE VIRUS KILLER           P/A              6.5 [6.6]
 UNIVERSAL ITEM SELECTOR III     P                3.32
 UNIVERSAL PROGAM UNPACKER       P                1.08ß
 VIEW II                         P+A              2.0 [2.5]
 VIRENDETEKTOR                   P                3.1l [-]
 VIRENTOD                        P                1.8
 VIRUS FIXER                     P                1.04
 VIRUS KILLER PRO (SIRCWARE)     P                0.11
 VKILL (MUG UK'S S.V.K.)         P                1.0
 VKILLER                         P                3.84
 VOXMAIL                         P                0.99
 WARP 9 FALCON                   P+A              3.81
 WARP 9 ST                       P+A              3.80
 WARP 9 TT                       P+A              3.81
 WARP 9 CONTROL PANEL            A                1.6
 WATCH IT                        P                1.0a
 WELLER TOOLS                    P                3.02
 WHATIS FILE IDENTIFIER          P/A              6.7
 WINLUPE                         P/A              6.60
 WINREC                          P                1.35
 WINX                            P                2.3ß
 WORD PERFECT                    P                4.1 (4.2)
 WORD PLUS                       P                4.02
*WORD PLUS <-> WORD PERFECT      P                2.9
 WORD QUEST                      P                4.00
 WOWBAGGER, GRANDSON OF          P/A              4.2
 X-BOOT                          P                3.10
 X-CONTROL (ATARI EXT.CTRL.PNL)  A                1.31
 X-COPY PROFESSIONAL             P                1.3
 X-UTILITIES                     A                2.11E
*XYZ                             P                2.02B
 ZOO                             P                2.1.4
*ZORG                            P                1.41
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