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DID YOU KNOW THAT (SPECIAL EDITION)... by Richard Karsmakers

...this is the 25th issue of ST NEWS launched since July 1986?
...it is thus an anniversary issue?
...we celebrated this anniversary by going to England and
creating this entire issue around the things we did there?
...this issue is crammed with interviews, travelogues, real-time
articles, hottest game previews and miscellaneous impressions?
...it is also crammed with some pretty neat demos?
...Stefan wrote a very nice and extremely processor-time-
consuming demo?
...a German hacker called "In Flagranti" (INF) also wrote a demo?
...the music included in this issue features:
- Arkanoid & Hyper Sports Loader Remix;
Composed by Martin Galway, programmed by Jochen Hippel
Remixed by Jochen Hippel
From Ocean's "Arkanoid" and "Hyper Sports" (Commodore 64)
- Chris Hülsbeck Remix;
Composed by Chris Hülsbeck, programmed by Jochen Hippel
Remixed by Jochen Hippel
From "Shades" and "Great Giana Sisters" (C-64; ST)
- Knuckle Buster;
Composed by Rob Hubbard, programmed by Jochen Hippel
From Melbourne House's "Knuckle Buster" (Commodore 64)
- Panther;
Composed and programmed by David Whittaker
From Mastertronic's "Panther" (Commodore 64)
- Zarjaz Mamacamel (in the INF demo);
Composed and programmed by Jochen Hippel
An ST NEWS exclusive composition (Atari ST)
...this is a total of over half an hour hour of the best music
ever composed on any home computer?
...the graphics were done by In Flagranti (in his demo), Stefan
(in his demo) and Erik Simon (ST NEWS logo in Stefan's bit)?
...some exclusive artwork in the ST NEWS Art department was done
by Pete Lyon?
...this picture was orginally demo for "Fright Night" but never
actually used in the forthcoming game?
..., further, this disk features some demos by John M. Phillips,
creator of "Eliminator" and "Nebulus"?
...we are VERY proud to offer this?
...these demos are a 4-voice digital synthesizer WITHOUT SAMPLES
and a playable demo of a maybe-forthcoming game called
"Enigma"?
...I nearly forgot to mention another demo Stefan wrote?
...it's written for monochrome monitors?
...it is truly revolutionary and bever before seen on monochrome
anywhere?
...it is a twist-sine-hubble-bubble-scroller?
...it is absolutely unique?
...this issue is dedicated to the English people, for letting us
travel and roam through their country unhindered?
...they are a GREAT folk?
...they have a few nasty things, however, of which the National
Union of Railwaymen (NUR) is the worst?
...England was scourged by a number of Railway Strikes during our
visit?
...this didn't hinder us as much as might have been expected,
however?
...this 'holiday' was surely the best ever (and the best for a
long while yet to come, probably)?
...Pete Lyon promised to draw an ST NEWS logo for us, just like
Erik Simon has done for us in this issue?
...Chris Sorrell (of Steve Bak's Vectordean) will do one, too?
...all the data (except for the texts) on this disk have been
compressed by a revolutionary new packer?
...it was supplied to us by "The Lost Boys" and originally came
from the Amiga?
...all code files together are now well over 100 Kb when
compressed?
...it took three weeks of intensive work processing and coding to
finish this issue?
...it was a hell of a job?
...there's a hidden article in this issue of ST NEWS, again?
...there were also hidden articles in the previous two issues?
...people who discover it can win a fabulous prize?
...the next issue might take a while to be finished?
...you shouldn't be too surprised if you have to wait up to
October?
...this is due to all kinds of reasons?
...this issue of ST NEWS is quite big?
...there is about 550-600 Kb of text contained in it?
...this is one of the main reasons why it had to be made double-
sided?
...we apologize for the complications involved herewith?
...this is one of the shortest "Did you know that..." columns
ever?
...this is due to the fact we only sought to include facts that
had something to do with the "LasteST NEWS Quest"?
...the next issue's "Did you know that" is already in
preparation?
...it will be much longer?
...this disk can easily be copied to two single sided disks?
...just follow the instruction in the text file on disk?
...I will now say goodbye?

"Goodbye!"

Disclaimer
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.