"Fear is faith in the negative."
Dawn Crosby, Fear of God
DID YOU KNOW THAT...
by Richard Karsmakers
Concerning ST NEWS
...this is the thirteenth undead issue of ST NEWS, Volume 10
...it is the 40th issue in total?
...it was finished on November 25th 1995?
...this issue is dedicated to the memory of Katja Kladnik?
...the music in this issue has been conceived by Big Alec again?
...we are again very proud to offer this song called
...it was composed and programmed by Big Alec himself?
...it was originally written for the Mega Leif music competition
in Uppsala, Sweden, 1992?
...some of you might recall the music from "Maggie" issue 10?
...in that particular version the music data was damaged?
...this version in ST NEWS is not damaged?
...subscriptions to ST NEWS are possible, sortof?
...this is possible only if you have an email address?
...by sending a message to email@example.com you can
request to be put on a mailing list that will mail you a small
message each time an ST NEWS issue is released?
...it will tell you exactly where to get it?
...all you have to to is send one message out and you'll get it
...it is not possible to get the latest issue or back-issues this
...this issue of ST NEWS contains the fourth part of Han Kempen's
highly acclaimed "GfA Basic" tutorial?
...it is actually kind of a book, but changed to run line a
...I'd like to thank Han for allowing me to use it?
...our German, American, Greek and Austrian distributors have
...this was done due to them not reacting to mail?
...the "Falcon Compatibility List" has been overhauled and
extended a lot better this time?
...it now includes almost 1,000 items tested and listed?
...I would very much like to get to that milestone?
...I would therefore very much like to ask you to check all your
stuff at home and send in any additions, as well as
disagreements and confirmations?
Atari - General
...there are rumours abounding about Atari re-entering the home
...the machine with which they intend to do it is called the
...a small team of developers is allegedly working on this
machine that may one day cause the "Power without the price"
slogan to echo through the halls of the world again?
...it is a mini tower with separate keyboard, designed by Apple
...it has a quadruple speed CD ROM standard, a 3.5" HD disk drive
and two connectors for 17-key joypads in the tower?
...it also has the usual amount of interface connectors,
including connections for video equipment, SCSI drives, modems
...the CPU is the Motorola 68060 at 50 Mhz?
...standard RAM is 8 Mb, extendable to 128 Mb, with an internal
SCSI hard disk of 1 gigabyte?
...the Operating System will be TOS 5.0, which is multi-tasking
and compatible with the ST and Falcon?
...the dedicated audio and video chips are based on Jaguar
...this includes the 64 bit RISC processor Tom for audio and the
...Tom is a 208-pin chip which is actually a complete 64 bit
computer, including a 64 bit DRAM memory controller, a 64 bit
object processor, a 64 bit graphics processing unit and a 64
...the DRAM memory controller is connected to 16 megabits (2 Mb)=
...the graphics processor works at 27 MIPS?
...Jerry is a 144-pin DSP chip that is much faster than the one
in the Falcon?
...with its 8 Kb zero waitstate memory it makes possible real-
time stereo CD quality sound?
...there are 12 sound channels?
...the quad speed CD ROM player can, with an optional MPEG
module, play CDi feature films?
...any VGA monitor can be connected, and screen speeders and
additional graphic cards are supposedly no longer necessary?
...there will be an optional 80486 DX2/66 card to allow for MS-
DOS compatibility, with a Pentium card in the pipeline?
...this sounds really interesting, the first bit of good news to
come out of Atari in years?
...I just hope it's not, as they say, a canard?
...this may be the case anyway?
...I immediately wrote to Atari to say that I had some
suggestions for the proposed TOS 5.0?
...they wrote back with a short note saying that they are not
contracting any home-computer-based projects?
Atari - Jaguar
...the Sega Saturn and Sony Playstation have arrived on the Dutch
...they are supported by extensive marketing campaigns, including
...they cleverly mix actual screen footage with real stuff,
misleading the viewer in my opinion?
...it looks like the Jaguar is going to get a run for its money?
...below you can find the latest "Jaguar Update List", taken from
the American online magazine "Atari Explorer Online"?
...it should tell you all you need to know about current and
forthcoming Jaguar released?
The following list of game titles has been confirmed to the best
of AEO's ability as of October 3rd, 1995. Entries in the "S"tatus
column reflect any "e"rrors, "u"pdates, "n"ew titles, titles that
are in "P"roduction, or "?"uestionable listings since the last
AEO list. Entries in the "M"edia column reflect whether the title
is "C"D-ROM or "H"ardware (blank entries are assumed to be
ETA dates are dates that have been provided by the developer.
//// Titles in Development
S M Title ETA
? AirCars -
C Alien vs. Predator: The CD -
u Arena Football League 1Q/96
u Atari Kart 12/95
Attack of the Mutant Penguins 12/95
u C Baldies 12/95
C Batman Forever -
u C Battlemorph 12/95
u Battlesphere Q1/96
u C Black ICE\White Noise 1/96
C Braindead 13 -
Breakout 2000 12/95
u Brett Hull Hockey 12/95
u C Brett Hull Hockey CD 1/96
? Casino Royale -
u Charles Barkley Basketball 12/95
u C Commander Blood 1/96
u C Creature Shock -
'Dactyl Joust ?
C Dante -
u Deathwatch -
u Defender 2000 1/96
u C Demolition Man -
C Deus ex Machina 1H/96
C Dragon's Lair 10/95
u Dune Racer -
Dungeon Depths ?
u Fever Pitch 1/96
u C Formula 1 Racing 12/95
u Frank Thomas Baseball -
C Freelancer 2120 -
Galactic Gladiators ?
P C Highlander I 10/95
C Highlander II Q1/96
C Highlander III H1/96
P C Hover Strike: Unconquered Lands 10/95
u I-War 12/95
Indiana Jags -
u C Iron Soldier II Q1/96
u Ironman/XO-Manowar -
C Ishar Genesis -
? James Pond 3 ?
Legions of the Undead -
C Litil Divil -
? C Lobo ?
u C Magic Carpet -
u C Max Force 1/96
u C Mind-ripper -
u Missile Command 3D 12/95
C Mortal Kombat III 4/96
H MPEG -
u C Myst 11/95
NBA Jam TE 12/95
u Phase Zero 12/95
P Pitfall 10/95
? C Powerslide ?
C Primal Rage 11/95
C Return Fire Q1/96
u Return of Magic -
C Return to Zork -
u C Robinson's Requiem 12/95
C Rocky Horror Interactive 6/96
P Ruiner 11/95
u C Soulstar -
C Space Ace -
u Sudden Impact 1/96
? Super Off-Road ?
u Supercross 3D 12/95
u C Thea Relm Fighters -
Towers II -
? Ultimate Brain Games ?
u C Varuna's Forces 12/95
? C Virtuoso ?
? Waterworld ?
C Wayne Gretzky NHL Hockey 12/95
? World Class Cricket ?
u Zero Five Q1/96
n Zoop 12/95
Zzyorxx II -
//// Current Releases
M Title Rated
Alien vs. Predator 8
C Blue Lightning 7 NEW
Brutal Sports Football 6
Cannon Fodder 7
H Cat Box /
Checkered Flag 4
Club Drive 6
Crescent Galaxy 3
Double Dragon V 3
Evolution Dino-Dudes 6
Flip Out 8
Hover Strike 7
International Sensible Soccer 6
Iron Soldier 9
Kasumi Ninja 6
Pinball Fantasies 6
Power Drive Rally - NEW
RayMan 10 NEW
Super Burnout 6
Tempest 2000 10
Theme Park 6
Troy Aikman NFL Football 6
White Men Can't Jump 8
Wolfenstein 3D 7
Ultra Vortek 10
Val d'Isere Skiing... 5
C VidGrid 6 NEW
Zool 2 7
Software - Disk Magazines
..."Maggie" celebrated its fifth anniversary in the summer?
...a full real-time article may be found in the new "DBA
Magazine" issue 14?
...a rather shorter report, written by Michael Noyce, is to be
found in this issue of ST NEWS?
Software - General
...Gribnif have released new patches to their popular "Geneva"
and "NeoDesk 4" programs?
...the patches are .004 and .003 respectively?
...patches are available either from Gribnif directly (at US$ 5
each, plus shipping) or from a variety of PD sources?
...their address is P.O. Box 779, Northampton, MA 01061, USA?
...they have recently moved house and changed their telephone
number because of it?
...the new specs are (413) 532-2434 and, for the fax, (413) 532-
...somewhere in the middle of 1996, C-Lab intends to release the
Falcon MK III?
...it will be an up-end market kind of machine that will probably
only be affordable to few people?
...more information can be found in the C-Lab Falcon MK II
"review"(-ette) to be found elsewhere in this issue?
Miscellaneous (personal stuff and other)
...Niclas Malmqvist (Tanis of TCB) got married on June 23rd 1995?
...his beloved is called Lotta?
...we wish him all the best in his recently acquired family life?
...Stefan is still having a blast of a time in Canada, working
for Gray Matter on Sony Playstation, Sega Saturn and that kind
...he's been dating a girl called Connie since January this year?
...Gard - a.k.a. The Insanely Witty One - has also started
working at Gray Matter?
...Melanie, Stefan's "kid" sister, got married recently, too?
...she married long time boyfriend Craig, and now lives in Hong
Kong where United Airlines have recently opened an office?
...Gard is now engaged to Bethani, whom he met on the net on
March 31st 1995?
...they intend to get married on August 10th 1996?
...this date is so berserkedly special that I thought I'd quote
bit of the "press release" below, the message that Gard sent
to all his friends on the Internet?
"On the wonderful day of August 24th (the sacred day, see
"Scriba Communis Responsi" diskmagazine for details on this
date), I proposed to Bet, and she said yes. The wedding has been
set to 497.9 days after we met on the net (which was an hour
before midnight March 31st 1995 CET). The number was derived from
taking the Holy Number 24895 (yes it has changed, I'll write an
article on that later, I have lots of proof and details on what
was wrong with 24892) and divide it by the number of days that
seperates our birthdays within the same year (50). And for those
who didn't manage all these numbers, this means that our
engagement will end in a wedding on August 10th 1996."
...I think it sounds a bit contrived, but I wish him all the best
...Richard "Felice" Spowart, yes, of "Maggie", has recently
started writing for "Atari World"?
...it seems "Atari World" is more and more getting to be a very
...it's a shame I can't seem to find it anywhere in the
...Froystein Hustadnes, one of the Nutty Norwegians of all, is
now also on the Internet?
...I really liked it when he contacted me?
...I hadn't heard from him in almost five and a half years?
...I hope to see all of you back in the next issue of ST NEWS?
The text of the articles is identical to the originals like they appeared in old ST NEWS issues. Please take into consideration that the author(s) was (were) a lot younger and less responsible back then. So bad jokes, bad English, youthful arrogance, insults, bravura, over-crediting and tastelessness should be taken with at least a grain of salt. Any contact and/or payment information, as well as deadlines/release dates of any kind should be regarded as outdated. Due to the fact that these pages are not actually contained in an Atari executable here, references to scroll texts, featured demo screens and hidden articles may also be irrelevant.