ST NEWS Volume 5 Issue 2
Released on Monday, December 24th 1990
Violent ghusts of pride or slithering and throbbing down our spines in
a very flolloppy way as we yet again present to you an issue of the
wholly wholesome international disk magazine ST NEWS .
This time it is the 28th issue in total and the first 'undead' issue -
ST NEWS Volume 5 Issue 2. We know it has been a long time since the
previous issue, but you've got to take into consideration that we
actually stopped with it and that the 'undead' issues are made for the
sole purpose of getting rid of excessive inspiration. These 'undead'
issues will not appear as often as you were used to, but we hope that
the quality standard will still be the same as that in the previous 27
We still like ST NEWS and therefore we still continue making it - be
it not entirely official any more.
This issue's got some pretty interesting stuff to offer. Apart from
the usual titbits, there are also some quite interesting software
reviews (with some emphasis on reader matter as you may have expected)
and some rather interesting offerings in the PROGRAMS folder.
What about a new version of "NeoChrome"? What about a swearing
accessory? What about a GfA Basic Tricks article that explains you how
to open all the borders? What about the very BEST packer around? What
about reviews of "Fire & Brimstone", "Shadow of the Beast", "Flood",
"Lode Runner", "Universal Item Selector III", "Neodesk 3", "Deluxe
Paint ST" and other programs? What about some rather interesting
feature articles? What about some interesting facts about the biggest
Coding Conference this side of the year 2001, due just before Christmas
in Holland? What about the latest news concerning viruses on the ST?
And what about the first issue of the brand new sub-magazine
"JournaLYNX" and the usual (very hot) adventure solutions?
We've got it all in this issue!
Hence our pride.
Finishing this issue was the usual chaos involving bugs, crashing
systems, a bottle of Plantiac Vieux (The Divine Fluid) and a picture of
Gard (The Minute Microbe) 'topless'.
Apart from the usual articles and the thingies in the PROGRAMS folder,
you should also know that we have a/some rather interesting hidden
article(s) - and a compo in connection with it/them! Go and find
it/them and laugh your head off!
Well, we don't have much more to say here, except for the fact that
this issue of ST NEWS is, as usual, Public Domain and may be copied
as much as you want to anyone you want. It can be copied using any
standard copier; this disk is formatted using the standard double sided
format with 80 tracks (0-79) and 9 sectors per track.
We wish you lots of fun reading this issue. We hope you like it.
Stefan Posthuma and Richard Karsmakers
The Ex-Editorial staff of ST NEWS
- or -
The Undead Editorial staff of the undead ST NEWS
P.S. Should you not have it yet, it is very advisable to get our Final
Compendium. It is supplied on two double-sided disks only, and
features ALL articles of interest that ever appeared in the first
Getting it is highly recommendable.
Due to various reasons like Lack of Time, Other Things On Mind and
the discovery that Qabalism is interesting after all, the demo
bits are a bit neglected in this issue. Hence the Nano Demo (a
demo comprising of a picture, a scrolline and 1 timer B interrupt)
for color monitor owners and the lack of any monochrome demo or
picture. Sorry folks, but I think the massive amount of articles
should make it up!
** STOP PRESS **
Just like Stefan (refer to the Correspondence Address in this issue),
Richard is going to move. From Januari 1st 1991 his address will be:
3523 GV Utrecht
To run with Hatari, use TOS 2.06
To run with STeem, use TOS 2.06
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.