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ST NEWS Volume 6 Issue 2
Released on Friday, July 26th 1991
Dedicated to Jeff Minter


 DEAR ST NEWS READER!                                                      
 
 Allow  us to inform you of the fact that on this disk you will find   the  
latest  issue of  ST NEWS  - Volume 6 Issue 2,   finished on  August  18th  
1991 (the first lustrum issue!).
 As  usual,   the  thing is packed with all kinds of  interesting  bits  -  
reviews,    features,   religion  (ahem),  heavy  metal,  human  interest,  
programming  tricks and some rather neat little programs in the   PROGRAMS  
folder.   We  think there's bound to be something on it  you'll  like,  so  
therefore we will not keep you long in this document file.
 There are, however, some things you should know.
 
 WHAT IS IN THIS ISSUE OF ST NEWS?                                         
 
 (Among others, that is)
 We have quite a lot of spiffin' things to offer, of which we will mention
some here:
 
 THE FIRST EVER SOLUTION TO MAGNETIC SCROLLS' "WONDERLAND"!
 
 A REAL-TIME ARTICLE COVERING THE DELTA FORCE INTERNATIONAL CODING
  CONFERENCE, AUGUST 1st-4th, LEUTENBACH, GERMANY!
 
 LOTS OF REVIEWS, E.G. "GODS", "LEMMINGS", "LLAMATRON" AND "A PREHISTORIC
  TALE"!
 
 SOME REALLY EXCITING HIDDEN MATERIAL!
 
 THE LATEST NEWS ON THE FIELD OF CULTURE - BOOKS, MUSIC AND MOVIES!
 
 RELIGIOUS EXCTASY - A VISIT TO THE PLANTIAC FACTORIES!
 
 THE HOTTEST NEWS TOPICS FROM ALL AROUND THE ATARI ST WORLD!
 
 YET ANOTHER EXCLUSIVE ISSUE OF THE SUB-MAGAZINE JOURNALYNX!
 
 THE HOTTEST PACKER IN AN EXCLUSIVE, EVEN BETTER ST NEWS VERSION!
 
 HOW TO MAKE YOUR MARRIAGE WORK OUT!
 
 THE HOTTEST SCROLL DEMO YET FEATURED IN ANY DISK MAGAZINE WORLD WIDE!
 
 A TOTAL OF 1032 KB OF ARTICLES!!
 
 (Among others, as said before)
 
 We would have liked to fill this disk a bit more, but we didn't have  any
stuff left to publish.
 Think  of it:  There's 1032 Kb of articles, 80 Kb of PROGRAMS folder  and
the actual ST NEWS program all on one standard double-sided disk!
 
 HOW TO COPY ST NEWS                                                       
 
 The disk is double-sided,   i.e. you'll need a double-sided disk drive to  
use it.   Copying is very easy,  however.  The disk is formatted with  the  
standard  amount  of  tracks and sectors so any  PD  or  commercial   copy  
program will be able to do the backupping for you (why,  even the bleedin'  
DESKTOP can do it!). It's 80 tracks (0-79) with 9 sectors per track.
 You should try to copy it as often as possible to everyone you know,   as  
this  issue of  ST NEWS  is,   as usual,  Public Domain and may be  spread  
freely! Use in PD libraries and all that stuff is strictly allowed.
 Please   refer  to  the  "Colofon"  article  for  a  list   of    foreign  
distributors  if  you care to get any of the other 29  ST  NEWS    issues.  
People who live in other countries can contact us directly at the  address  
mentioned in the "Correspondence Address" article.
 
 VIRUS ON THE BOOTSECTOR?!                                                 
 
 If you use an old virus killer,   it may say that there's a virus on  the  
bootsector.   Rest assure,  however,  that there is none (at least all the  
copies WE gave out had no virus on them).   The bootsector IS  executable,  
however, which is actually necessary, for:
 
 !!MR. BEE OF THE OVERLANDERS WROTE A NICE BOOTDEMO FOR US!!
 (Thanks, Mr. Bee! Thanks, Dogue, for being out interpreter!)
 
 It's got 37 balls and a 46 character scroll that's quite big.
 If  you are not sure,   just check the disk with any virus killer  -  but  
preferably the "Atari ST Virus Killer" or "Ultimate Virus Killer"  version  
4.1 or higher!
 We are sorry to say that the demo boot sector does not work on monochrome
monitors... too bad. Be glad it doesn't crash or something.
 
 STOP PRESS                                                                
 
 Just  as  this actual ST NEWS was actually already finished,  we  got  an  
article  written by The Bitmap Brothers - a "Gods" players' guide.  As  it  
was printed out,  we could not enter it in this issue.  Instead, we'd like  
to mention that the NEXT ST NEWS (which will either be Volume 6 Issue 3 or  
Volume  7  Issue  1) will contain this  article,  written  by  the  Bitmap  
Brothers themselves, including ways to get all the world level maps!
 See you then!
 
 NOTE TO LOTS OF PEOPLE                                                    
 
 Do take the trouble to read the scroll text in full.   It mentions a  lot  
of people I know,  and some of these have dire reasons to contact us (i.e.  
Jeff, Frøystein, and more). Some people are even mentioned TWICE!
 
 NOTE ON COMPATIBILITY                                                     
 
 ST NEWS  works on all ST systems,   and on a TT as long as it's  operated  
using the ST medium or high resolutions.   Some options may be disabled on  
half meg machines, though.
 
 End of text file
 
 A HIDDEN 'READ_ME.TXT' FILE!                                              
 
 Well,   as everybody nowadays seems to be doing hidden   articles,  times   
have dawned upon us to do something new.  We  have,  thus, done  a  hidden   
vid' on the  ST  NEWS   International  Christmas Coding  Convention  Vid',   
and   now we have also  done  a  hidden 'READ_ME.TXT'!  Well,  I hope  you  
feel pleased with yourself now.
 
 We  are,   however,   NOT  going to do much with  this  remarkably hidden  
thing. Maybe we can swear a bit.
 But we're not brought up that way.
 All we can say is: Have fun reading the issue!
 (And please don't forget to read the entire scroll text)

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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.