ST NEWS Volume 2 Issue 5
Released on Saturday, July 25th 1987
Dedicated to Willeke
Hi there to all you ST freaks!
May I present you our newest issue of ST NEWS: Volume 2 Issue 5,
containing many articles and a world-wide exclusive: Commodore
How to copy this issue of ST NEWS:
The disk containing this issue of ST NEWS is maxi-formatted -
using 80 tracks of 10 sectors each. It can be copied using the
following copy programs:
Fastcopy V1.00, V1.20 or V2.00 (disk def info YES)
ST Copy V2.1 or V2.3 (not protected)
ProCopy V1.11, V1.30, V1.32, V1.34, V1.40 or V1.41 (protected)
This copy program is not full-proof when used on non-
protected but maxi-formatted disks!
GEM built-in copy option (target disk should be formatted with
80 tracks of 10 sectors)
The disk is formatted single-sided and only uses tracks 0-79, so
compatibility with the weirdest makes of disk drives is actually
On this disk, you should find the following items:
In the AUTO folder: TURBO.PRG
In the DATA folder: CODE1.MC
CODE4.MC - CODE7.MC
DOC01 - DOC44
In the PROGRAMS folder: BLOCKS.BAS
In the root directory: DESKTOP.INF
All the files in the PROGRAMS folder belong to one or another
article in this issue of ST NEWS, except the file SCHELD.BAS,
which is meant as a bonus gift for our Dutch readers (just like
MINNAAR.BAS some months ago).
How to start up ST NEWS:
ST NEWS can be executed by pressing RESET with the ST NEWS disk
in drive A, and afterwards clicking on the ST_NEWS.PRG program
name twice with the left mouse button. If you're using a colour
system, it will automatically switch to the proper screen
resolution. A fastloader will be installed as well.
ST NEWS can also be booted up from drive B, harddisk or even from
a RAM disk, but please be sure to be in Medium resolution when
you're using a colour monitor or television. ST NEWS can even be
copied into another folder.
ST NEWS should work on every ST system on the market today, but
does not work with ST configurations that still have TOS on disk.
Sorry for that. Half a megabyte of memory (with TOS on ROM) will
still be sufficient.
ST NEWS is not copy-protected and may be copied freely, since it
belongs to the public domain. As a matter of fact - the more you
spread it the better it sounds to me!
I hope you'll enjoy reading ST NEWS (and listening to the fabulous
(Editor of ST NEWS)
P.S. As you'll probably notice when you read the scrolling message
included in this issue of ST NEWS, this issue is dedicated to
THE most beatiful girl on earth - Willeke.
I hope you do not feel offended by the way in which I give
words to how much I love her (you never know). No X-Rated
stuff, but I can imagine that - if you happen to be freshly
in love yourself - you can feel a bit sick in the tummy
after reading some of it. Let me give you one hint: Girls
really like it when someone dedicates an entire computer
program to them, so why don't you start programming yourself
in that case?
To run with Hatari, use TOS 1.0
To run with STeem, use TOS 1.04 on monochrome only (it looks like it
may actually never have worked on colour, all the text in the
menus is screwed up)
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.