DID YOU KNOW THAT.... by Richard Karsmakers
...this is the last issue of ST NEWS in 1987?
...it is the 14th issue in total?
...it seems that we have finally acquired a good review status at
the major software companies?
...ST NEWS is, from now on, only available through our official
distributors and many PD libraries?
...school tends to take up more and more of my time?
...I have therefore cast off this personal service as well?
...I will still try to bring ST NEWS out about once in every 1.5
...Psygnosis' new game is called "Obliterator"?
...the screenshots seem to promise a lot?
...release dates are not yet known?
...the total number of computer sold in England now features 4%
Atari ST systems?
..., three months ago, this was less than 1%?
...the Spectrum still beats 'em all, with 42%?]
...the Commodore 64 has 24% and the Schneider/Amstrad machines
take up 17%?
...the Commodore 16 takes up 3%?
...the Amiga cannot yet be specified, as it's far below 1%?
...there now is a software company top 15 for England as well?
...Codemasters (will launch "BMX Simulator" for the ST) holds the
...Firebird comes next?
...U.S. Gold and Mastertronics occupy the 3rd and 4th place
...Imagine holds 6th place (Ocean 9th)?
...Gremlin lays claim on the 8th place, while Activision only
managed to get hold of the 12th spot?
...the company that distributes "F.A.S.T.E.R." and "Page 6" in
Holland, Panatco, now opens a new shop in Gouda?
...the shop is called GOTO 66?
...it is located at Zeugstraat 66, 2801 JD Gouda (tel. 01820-
..., if you have a laser printer, the harddisk cannot be used
unless the laserprinter is turned on?
...this sounds quite stupid to me?
...there now is a virus on the ST?
...you can read all about it in "Editorial", "Viruses on the ST"
and "Virus Killer"?
...I offer a Virus Destruction Utility in the latter article?
...I hate people who make viruses?
...a virus can destroy your disks?
...you should kill 'em all!?
...the Stichting Atari Gebruikers (SAG) used to be the world's
biggest Atari user group?
...they know kick a lot of sub-groups away?
...they will now probably not be the biggest user group anymore?
...they're doing things the wrong way at the moment?
...rumours are going that they only want to publish their "Atari
Magazine" in the future - no usergroup hassle?
...ST NEWS was mentioned in the November issue of the English
magazine "ST World"?
...author Mark Annetts called ST NEWS 'excellent', 'superior to
its rival FASTER' and closed his essay with 'All ST hobbyists
should get hold of a copy. It's great!'?
...I considered this to be very flattering indeed?
...this is the second foreign magazine (the first one was the
German magazine "68000'er") that mentioned ST NEWS?
...this is, again, one step ahead to the ultimate success?
...there now is an excellent Scanner for the ST?
...it's called the Hawk CP14?
...it features screen images that you have never seen before?
...you should contact C. Claessens Consultants for more info?
...their address is Franklin Rooseveltlaan 72, 4835 AC Brede?
...their telephone number is (Holland) 076-655935?
...it features multi-screen-size capabilities?
...it is definately worth your trouble to ask for info,
especially if you're a graphics fanatic?
...it seems to support the laser printer as well?
..."STIKE-a-LIGHT" are currently working on "Picworks 2.3"?
...this program delivers mega-fantastic graphics on a laser
...every laser-owner should get his hands on one?
...info can be obtained through "STRIKE-a-LIGHT", Grote Berg 85,
5611 KJ, Eindhoven, The Netherlands?
...Eerk Hofmeester was recently interviewed for Dutch VARA radio
with regard to the virus that's spreading on the ST at the
...the reporter told the listeners to call him for a free disk
with the virus killer?
...this was somewhat of a mistake?
...this concerned the virus killer that is featured in this issue
of ST NEWS as well?
...the 'virus-rumour' surely spread awfully quick in Holland?
...I discovered it myself on November 21st?
...Frank Lemmen had uploaded the first virus killer to Atari Net
two days later already?
...it took two more days for the next version?
...at least a dozen newspapers in Holland have covered the
'virus' topic already?
...Eerk must now be one of the most famous men on the ST?
...I feel heavily discrimated against, and so does Frank?
...FRANK wrote the first virus-killer and I discovered the virus?
..."STRIKE-a-LIGHT" and Eerk only performed minor additions to
the second version of the virus killer (and to the one
featured in this issue of ST NEWS)?
...there is a simple way to get 255 lives in the game "TNT"?
...you should search for the bytes FC,00,11 in the .PRG file?
...this sequence occurs twice?
...you should replace both '11' bytes by FF?
...a handy trick is also present in "Hades Nebula"?
...you should enter MONITOR. (including the full stop) when you
are prompted to enter you name in the hiscores?
...Patrick Koning (Kameelstraat 30, 6531 RW, Nijmegen) is
starting "Amiga News" on the Amiga?
...I have had the honour of inspiring him?
...I surely wish him good luck (he'll need it!)?
...I am now listening to "DAFT" from The Art of Noise?
...the basses nearly blow my eardrums and my speakers?
...this will probably not interest you at all?
...these are the symptoms of a 'did you know that....' column
that has nothing more to say?
...I will therefore quit?
...I hope to see you in good health again in (a virusfree) 1988?
...I love Willeke desperately (still)?
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.