ST NEWS PD LIBRARY by Richard Karsmakers
It has been a period of many launches since we've launched the
previous issue of ST NEWS. Many commercial programs, but also
superb PD software. I have recently significantly reorganised our
PD library, so it's now only possible to order PD on pre-filled
disks, as in regular PD libraries. It remain free of additional
costs, however. Please refer to the end of this article for more
info about ordering and post costs.
In the following list of PD software, the following conventions
are used with regard to program remarks:
° Works on Color Monitors
• Works on Monochrome Monitors
* Only works on 1 Megabyte machines
? Only works on Double sided disk drives
† Supplied on a protected disk
- The Artist V1.1a (•)
A superb monochrome drawing program from master programmer Stefan
Posthuma, written in GfA Basic. It enables multiple advanced
block operations and many more or less useful options. See our
review in ST NEWS Volume 2 Issue 2.
- Shiny Bubbles (°)
A very cute demo of animating balls in 3D. It works better on
megabyte machines, though.
- Activision ST Demo (°)
In the very beginning of the ST, Activision and Audio Light made
a nice ST demo, in which they didn't only advertise for the ST
itself, but also for The Music Studio and N-Vision. It features
nice music and good graphics.
- Paradox ST Demo (°†)
This is the demo from ST Karate, Fireblaster, Warzone, Protector
and Space Station (slide show), together with a real game called
Haunted House. Very nice, and the music is MIDI compatible. The
program includes a copier.
- ST Forth (•)
A Dutch Forth implementation for the ST, supplied with a Dutch
usermanual on disk. For specific info about Forth, please refer
to our Forth Course starting in ST NEWS Volume 2 Issue 3.
- Randomize Picture Show I (°)
Our friends from the International Cracking Group made this very
original slide show with several self-drawn Degas-format
- Compilation disk #1
Music Construction Set (•), a sound programming tool.
Moving Figures (•), a animation design tool by the same guy.
Speedwriter V1.0 (•), an interactive way of writing letters.
Black (•), a program that takes care that your screen doesn't
burn into your monitor.
Fujiboink (°), a fantastic bouncing Atari sign demo (!!).
SPMod (°•), the program for the article on speech in ST NEWS
Volume 2 Issue 3, also able to speak for itself.
- Compilation disk #2
Neofun (°), a way to have fun with Neochrome pictures.
512 Colors (°), 512 colors at once on the screen.
Balldemo (°), the notorious bouncing ball demo.
Hexacolor (°), a demo that displays the ST's color potentials.
Lowdemo (°), a nice color demo from Sweden.
Popcorn (°), have you ever seen many bouncing balls?
Superbox (°), just a nice color demo.
Windpic (°), enables you to load many pictures in windows.
Krabat Schach V1.0b (•°), very good German chess program.
- Puzzle Puzzle (•)
A swell puzzle product from Tommy Software. Try to complete it
and you'll know how good it is!
- ST NEWS Volume 1 Issues 1-4 (°•)
Yes, you read it well! Our old vintage issues have been re-issued
(uncensored and with all the old errors still in it). A must for
the collector! Not suited for software developers!
- ST NEWS Volume 1 Issue 5 (°•)
Our fifth issue to be launched in 1986...
- ST NEWS Volume 1 Issue 6 (°•)
The last word processor issue of ST NEWS, and also the last to be
published in 1986. Get the taste of pure good old devotion!
- ST NEWS Volume 2 Issue 1 (°•)
The first issue using our new setup using GEM, the mouse and
Alert boxes. More information then ever, as well as a picture and
- ST NEWS Volume 2 Issue 2 (°•)
The second official ST NEWS issue with the new 'look'. This
offers advance WP possibilities as well as built-in copy options.
- ST NEWS Volume 2 Issue 3 (°•)
Yet another issue of the new ST NEWS, with very surprising news,
courses and more.
- ST NEWS Volume 1 Issue 4 (°•)
After a temporary weakness that manifested itself in the
preceding issue, now another high-classed publication again!
- ST NEWS Volume 2 Issue 5 (°•)
A special summer's edition with many extras: A picture option,
compressed text files and music! And of course many articles!
- ST NEWS Volume 1 Compendium (°•)
The most interesting articles from the volume 1 WP-issues brought
together in our new, more userfriendly GEM look. Get it and
you'll know it!
- Synth Sample I (•)
Our first music demo, that also offers some original B/W artwork.
- Synth Sample II (°)
The sequal to our Synth Sample I, but this time for color
monitors, offering some stunning graphic artwork as well as some
new musix (among which is one exclusive own composition).
- Synth Sample III (°)
When looked at the graphics side, our best product ever to be
launched. Featuring many own compositions (Axel F, Telstar,
Biskaya), many new pictures and some Amiga graphics!
- Compilation Disk #3
Synth Sample IV (•)
Our second B/W Synth Sample, offering no graphics but superb
music (e.g. Popcorn, Beguine, and much more).
Piano (°•), a music making utility - not bad at all!
Unix Shell (°•), a DOS shell accesory.
Strings (•), a handy utility.
Tiny (°), a picture crunch-and view utility.
ST Splitter (°•), makes several smaller files from one file.
ST Basic->GfA Basic Converter (°•), a truly extensive tool.
Variable Modifier (•), a utility for GfA Basic
Zarath (°•), VIP Professional music and intro.
- Picworks V1.1 (•)
The most enhanced and extended picture print utility you've ever
seen, that enables you to print pictures from all drawing
programs known, even on super-large size!
- Compilation Disk #4
DrieDim (°•), a program that allows 3D graphics display.
Templemon V1.6 (°•), the latest version from Thomas Tempelmann's
machine language debugger/monitor/hacker. Straight from the
Floppy Disk Indexer (°•), THE way to make a software list.
Intersect Ramdisk (°•), a removable RAMdisk as accesory.
SpeedTOS (°•), makes load/save 2 or 3 times faster. Accesory.
- The Formula (°•?*)
Digidemo 'new style'. Quite an exclusive!
- The Fixx (Secret Seperation) (°•?*)
The best sound-digi-demo I've ever heard. Though not mixed, it
- Matt's Mood (°•?*)
The digi-demo that's missing in most PD libraries. But not in
- Foreign Affair (from Mike Oldfield) (°•?*)
Who doesn't know this demo already? Finally to be ordered free
- Oxygene (Jean Michel Jarre Disco Mix) (°•?*)
Also a very old digi-demo, now also to be gained through our own
PD - free of costs!
- Golden Girls (•?)
Very naughty (nasty?) picture show. Definately X-Rated, so the
software selection doesn't think this one's suitable for kiddos
under 18 years of age!
- California Beach Girls (•?*)
Extremely beautiful picture show, which does include some nude
but is very well programmed as well as very well digitised! See
the review in ST NEWS Volume 2 Issue 3.
- Smoothtalker Demo (°)
First Byte's revolutionary speech technology demo, which also
allows the user to type in own words/numbers. Truly amazing! This
demo also works on monochrome, but not perfectly!
- Aladin Demo (•?*)
Finally it's there - the demo program from ProfiComp's new
MacIntosh enhancer. Very nicely programmed slideshow with amazing
- Goldrunner demo (°)
Microdeal's new shoot-'em-up program demo, featuring excellent
music, and superb scrolling/graphics. The music can also be heard
on monochrome, but in that case the graphics won't work!
Addition on the disk: A disk library program in GfA Basic, for
- ST Replay demo (°)
The first half-meg digidemo (also works on 1 Meg). Features a
piece of "A-Ha" and Jean Michel Jarre's "Equinoxe". A bit short,
- Compilation Disk #5
ARC, the file archiver (•), a file crunching & archiving tool.
Reset Resistant RAMdisk (•°), including source and documents.
Turbo Nibbler (•), copy program for protected software.
Little Sound Demo (°), super duper sound demo from Germany.
Bridge It (°), nice game program for two players (has nothing to
do with the cards game bridge!
- Compilation Disk #6
68000 Assembler (•), the assembler to be used with the assembly
language course from the German magazine "ST Computer". It is
supplied with a German user manual on disk.
Deluxe Fontmaster (•), a superb utility to print out documents
using different fonts (that can be made with this program).
Allows use of proportional characters as well (German).
- MTV Demo (°?*)
A fantastic new digitized sound demo featuring an excerpt from
Dire Straits' "Money for Nothing".
- The Arkanoid Construction Kit (°*)
The most original PD programming concept ever seen! Make your own
levels for the game "Arkanoid" (which you must have to be able to
work with this offering) with this versatile editor. Over 100
ready levels supplied on the disk, the longest scrolling ever
seen and a nice music hack makes this PD product stand out
- Compilation Disk #7
Sound Demo (°,• without graphics), the demo from the winning
program of the German magazine "ST Computer" music program
Little Color Demo (°), the successor of "Little Sound Demo", with
more stunning programming work and phantastic music!
- Compilation Disk #8
Gulam (°•), said to be the best Public Domain shell program.
Monopoly (°), written in GfA Basic for 1-4 players. Very nice
(see review in a previous issue of ST NEWS).
- Compilation Disk #9
Sensori (°), the computer version of the game "Simon". Just
remember the musical notes and the colors...
Tunnel Vision (°), advanced maze program with many options. It is
written in GfA Basic and comes from the U.S.A.
Spook (°), a very good but difficult Pacman from
FastCopy V2.00 (°•), a good copier for non-protected software.
Includes a 100%-verify!
- Compilation Disk #10
Synthi (•), sound programming tool using Xbios 32 sounds. It
comes from the ST Computer PD disk 60.
Boulder Dash (°), well programmed version of the popular game
"Boulder Dash". See review in ST NEWS Volume 2 Issue 5, "ST
This disk is not quite filled, and it might very well be that
there are more program on it by the time that you order it, added
after the launch of this issue of ST NEWS. Let yourself be
To order any of the above mentioned disks, please send the
correct amount of disks in an envelope, together with a return
envelope, to: ST NEWS, Kievitstraat 50, 5702 LE, Helmond, The
Netherlands. Don't forget to put enough stamps on it (uncorrectly
stamped packages, resulting in postage costs for ST NEWS, will
not be treated and sent back immediately - unopened) and don't
forget to enclose return postage either (according to the
# of disks: Stamps (Holland): Bfr: DM: Engl.Pounds: IRCs:
1 150 Cents 30 2 1 2
2 225 Cents 50 3 1 3
3-8 300 Cents 80 4 1 3
9 375 Cents 100 4 2 4
If you live outside the EEC, please enclose the correct number of
International Reply Coupons (IRCs) and add three extra! If you
live in Belgium, West Germany or England, it is possible to
enclose an amount of money in the envelope, but I'd rather have
IRCs! In Holland, enclosing money instead of stamps will also
work (although I dont' prefer it to stamps). The above list is
for disks with a normal padded envelope included in the weight.
If you include money in the package, please be sure to pack it
firmly, since it if officially not allowed to send money by mail!
Donations may be sent to the PD address, as well as transfered
to giro account number 5060326, t.n.v. Richard Karsmakers,
Helmond, The Netherlands. Thank you!
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.