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 "You've  got to be very careful if you don't know where you  are
going, because you might not get there."
                                                       Yogi Berra


                         VERSION UPDATE
                      by Richard Karsmakers

 The eleventh and final 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.
 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 (not that I  know,  anyway),
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 458 entries listed,  30 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                2.02
 ACOPY                           P                1.3f
 ACSI/SCSI ANALYSER              P                1.2
 ADDRESS                         P                2.02e
 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
 AUTOSORT                        P                1.41
 AVI PLAYER                      P                0.91
 BACKGROUND MUSIC UTILITY        A                3.0
*BACKWARD                        P                3.10
 BACKWARD MINIDESK               P                1.00
 BACKWARD PATCH PROGRAM          P                1.10
 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
 BOOTSIE                         P                1.74
 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
*CALL FSELECTOR                  CPX              1.0
 CAPTAIN HOOK                    P                1.0
 CARDFILE                        P                4.06
 CBHD (CLAUS BROD HD DRIVER)     P                4.28 [-]
 CBHD CONF (DRIVER CONFIG)       P/A              4.07 [-]
 CD BROWSE                       P                1.3
 CD PLAYER                       P                1.3
 CHAMELEON                       A                1.19 [2.00]
 CHAOS DISK COMPACTOR            P                2.20
*CHARACTER TABLE                 CPX              1.3
 CHECK OPEN FILES                P                1.03
 CHEETAH                         P                3.00
 CLOCK.ACC                       A                1.9e
 CLOCKSETTER                     P                1.3
 CODEKEYS                        P?               1.3
 COLACALC                        P                1.3
 COLORBURST IV                   P                1.69
 COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER (COMA)   P                2.7
 COMMAND PROCESSOR PROGRAM       P                1.0a
 COMM TOOL                       P                1.0
 CONNECT                         P                2.46
 CONS-FIX                        P                1.3
 CPX MAKER                       P                1.02
 CRACK ART                       P                1.36
 CREATOR                         P                1.1
 CRYPT                           P                1.99
 CRYSTAL ATARI BROWSER (HTML-BRW)P                0.98
 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                2.04 [-]
 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 CAKE                       P/A              2.1
 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                4.0
 E-COPY                          P                1.7
 ED-HAK                          P/A              3.03
 EGALE                           P                2.7
 ELFBACK (HD BACKUP)             P                2.4
 ERGO!PRO                        P+A              2.03
 ESS CODE                        P                6.4
 EVEREST                         P                3.4e
 EXTENDOS PRO                    P                2.1
 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
 FILE LIST                       P                2.02
 FIRE PACKER                     P                2.01
 FLASH III                       P                3.00
 FLEXI-ARC                       P                3.1a
 FLOPPYSHOP ATARI CATALOGUE      T                6.2
 FLOPPYSHOP FALCON CATALOGUE     T                1.1
*FLYDIALS                        P                4.99
 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                1.15
 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/HDRDW 4.15
 GEMVIEW                         P                3.15
 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
 IDEALIST                        P                3.60e
 IMAGECOPY                       P/A              4.0
 IMAGECOPY CD                    P/A              4.0
 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                1.0
 JPEG VIEWER (BRAINSTORM)        P/A              1.1
 JUKEBOX                         P                1.4
*KANDINSKY                       P                1.73i
 KAOSDESK                        P                1.4.1
 KLEISTERSCHEIBE                 -                2.33
 KNIFE ST                        P                1.23
 KOBOLD                          P/A              3.00
 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                3.0
*LET 'EM FLY                     P                1.30 [-]
 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                5.0
 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
*MBE                             P                1.01
 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
 MEMFILE (GRIBNIF)               P                3.1
 MEMORY WATCH                    P/A              1.4
 MENU INFO                       P                1.03
*METADOS                         P                2.60
 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 BOOT                      P                3D.5E
 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
 MUNCH                           P                1.5
 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                4.004
 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                4.1
 OASIS                           P                1.34e
 OCR                             P                1.4a
 OCTALYSER                       P                0.96
 OCULTAR                         P+A              3.02b
 OKAMI CLI                       P                1.5
*OMEN                            P                3.14
 OMIKRON BASIC COMPILER          P                3.06
 OMIKRON BASIC INTERPRETER       P                3.03
 ORCS                            P                1.0
 OUTSIDE                         P                3.1
 PACK ICE                        P                2.40
 PACSHELL                        P                2.59
 PAINTSHOP PLUS                  P                2.03
 PA PACK                         P                1.01
*PAPYRUS                         P                4.5
*PARAFIN FILE SEARCHER           P                1.37
*PASSWORD (BY MICHAEL NOYCE)     P                0.40a [1.00]
 PAULA                           A                2.4ß
 PEACEBUG                        P                1.21
 PEEK-A-BOO                      A                1.7a
 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
*POSITIVE IMAGE                  P                1.1
 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                2.1
 RAPE THE DSP                    A                1.00
 REDACTEUR, LE                   P                3.15 (4.0)
 REDZONE                         P                2.42
 REPLICA                         P                1.40
 REVENGE DOC DISPLAYER           P                3.20 [3.30]
 REVOLVER                        A                1.1
 REZ FOOLER                      P                1.2
 ROUTE FINDER                    P                2.1
 RTSYSINFO                       P                1.00
 RUFUS                           P?               1.42
 SAGROTAN                        P                4.17 (-)
 SATELLITE PREDICTION PROGRAM    P                4.06
 SEARCHER DELUXE                 P/A              2.01
 SEBRA                           P                1.33
*SED (SECTOR EDITOR)             P                5.68
 SELECTRIC                       P                1.10 [1.11]
 SENTRY PACKER                   P                2.20
 SEURAT                          P                2.80
*SILKBOOT                        P                3
 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                3.8 [-]
*SPEEDO GDOS                     P                5.0
 SPLITTER 2                      P                2.0
 SQUISH II (USED TO BE DC SQUISH)P/A              2.12
 STAD                            P                1.3+
 STALKER                         P                3.05
 STARBALL (PINBALL MACHINE)      P                1.6
 STARPLAY                        P                2.7
 STDCAT                          P                5.2b
 STELLA                          P                1.0
 STELLO                          P                2.0
 STENO                           P                2.12
 ST GUIDE                        P/A              4 (05.02.95)
 ST KONFIG                       P                3.10
 ST_NCODE                        P/A              1.21
 ST MIRROR II                    P                2.61
 STOOP (BOOT ORGANISER)          P                1.04
 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
 SUPREME SCREEN SNATCHER         P                1.2
 SYSINFO (BY H.W.A.M. DE BEER)   P                8.37
 SYSMON (BY KARSTEN ISAKOVICS)   P                1.0.8 [1.0.9]
 SYSTEM AUDIO MANAGER            P+A              2.21
 TAUTOLOGY                       P                3 (JUNE 1995)
 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                0.7x
 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                2.3
 TRUE PAINT                      P                1.02
 TURBO ARC                       P                5.21
 TURBO ASSEMBLER                 P                1.7.2
 TURBO BLANKER                   P                1.33e
 TURBO C                         P                2.03
*TURBO CACHE                     P                6.4
 TURBO GIF                       P                1.3
 TURBO ST                        P/A              1.84
 TWIST                           P                2.xx
 TWO IN ONE                      P                1.40
 ULTIMATE TRACKER                P                2.0
 ULTIMATE VIRUS KILLER           P/A              6.6 [6.7]
 ULTIMATE VIRUS KILLER CPX MOD   CPX MODULE       1.5
 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                1.01
 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
 WINCOM                          P                1.4
 WINLUPE                         P/A              6.60
 WINREC                          P                1.4
 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              4.242
*WWW                             P                1.30
 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
*ZCONTROL (EXT.CTRL.PANEL+)      A                0.20a
 ZOO                             P                2.1.4
 ZORG                            P                1.96
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