ST NEWS Volume 7 Issue 3
Released on Sunday, November 15th 1992
Dedicated to Whistler Courbois Whistler
A JOLLY GOOD DAY TO YOU!
Welcome to "ST NEWS" Volume 7 Issue 3, the third issue of 1992, the
sixth undead one and the 33rd in total. It was finished on November
15th 1992, and it's dedicated to what's probably the best European
instrumental band, Whistler Courbois Whistler. It's pretty jam-packed
(though not packed with the "Jam Packer", mind you). We hope you like it.
You can skip the rest of this file because it hardly has anything
interesting to say (i.e. press the key labelled "Escape" after having
Have fun reading "ST NEWS",
The editorial staff of the disk mag you'll find accompanying this file:
Stefan Posthuma and Richard Karsmakers
Digital Insanity of the Lost Boys
Cronos Warchild of the Quartermass Experiment
NOTE ABOUT COPYING
This issue of "ST NEWS" is, as has been the case for 32 issues before
this one, Public Domain in the broadest sense of the word. This means
that you can copy it to anyone you want and that, in case you're the
owner of a Public Domain library, you are encouraged to include it in
that. The disk format is pretty straightforward; in the old days we would
have gone through lengths to list the programs that can copy them and,
indeed, the way you can copy the whole thing by means of the built-in GEM
desktop copy option. Not so this time. It suffices for you to know that
it should be poop-easy to copy this and, most importantly, that you
shouldn't hesitate to!
In spite of the fact that we're Public Domain, which strictly taken does
not entitle the authors to any rights (including financial ones) with the
exception of the copyright, this does not mean that we wouldn't
appreciate some money now and then. If memory serves me right, the last
donation to either of the "ST NEWS" editorial staff members was made
about a dozen issues back in the dark realms of time when The Exceptions
were still quite active and when Microdeal still did games. So DO send us
some dosh now and again - we would really appreciate it. The most boring
"ST NEWS" column, "ST NEWS Colophon", contains the information you need
to get some money to us successfully.
Last in this section of the file, we'd like to express our opinion that
Public Domain libraries who ask exorbitant prices for their disks are
ALSO allowed to include this disk - if we wouldn't allow that we would
cut in our own flesh. Just be sure, reader, that you switch to another
Public Domain library if you find yourself paying more than about six
Dutch guilders or two Pound sterling (including disk and postage) for
this. Better even, you can have a go at reading our second-most boring
column, where the ordering of "ST NEWS" back-issues is explained.
WHAT'S IN THE DARNED THING?
This issue of "ST NEWS" is, as usual (we hope you agree there), filled
with a variety of articles. Allow us to mention some of the more typical
ones here (yes, again this is the bit that Public Domain libraries are
invited to take their "ST NEWS" Volume 7 Issue 3 disk specs from -
although you're advised only to use the CAPITALIZED bits).
ADVENTURE SOLUTIONS: "GNOME RANGER", "HORROR ZOMBIES", "LEISURE SUIT
LARRY V", "ZORK III" AND "BUREAUCRACY"!
Why wait for aeons until another magazine chucks out the odd tip on your
favourite adventure that you've been stuck on ever since the week after
you bought it? "ST NEWS" has offered solutions to 99% of all ST
adventures and a whole lot of PC ones as well. You need look no further;
check out the "Adventure Solutions Index". If your favourite adventure's
not in there then...er...is it an adventure, actually?
NEWS ABOUT THE LATEST SOFTWARE, THE LATEST VIRUSES, AND THE LATEST
RESULTS IN THE QUEST FOR THE PURIFICATION OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE!
AN INTERVIEW WITH THE HOTTEST EUROPEAN INSTRUMENTAL BAND (WHISTLER
We've tried Malmsteen, Jarre and Satriani before. Now we can't imagine
ever having been fed up because of the lack of replies from these when
we've now got an exclusive interview with Cyril Whistler, Barend Courbois
and Jusso Whistler. Life hath strange ways...
Including one rather large-ish one that I'm quite proud of myself,
called "Cronos' Altogether Rather Zarjaz Experiences in Wonderland". Of
course there are more rather excellent contributions - some of them by
people who've done stuff for us before, and some by people
who...er...haven't. We're proud to offer fiction by Bryan K. and Bryan J.
as well as the one and only Gard. And, of course, there's plenty more.
SOFTWARE REVIEWS OF THE HOTTEST NEW GAMES (MICROPROSE'S "FORMULA ONE
GRAND PRIX", "LE REDACTEUR 3", "SELECTRIC", "THE CARL LEWIS CHALLENGE",
SOME NEW DISK MAGAZINE ISSUES AND RECENT FLOPPYSHOP ST RELEASES, AS WELL
AS SOME STUFF CONSISTING OF FLAT PIECES OF WOOD-ISH MATERIAL WITH INK ON
Especially the first game in the list is so hot it will make you melt on
your chair (and I won't mention the things that can happen to your
joystick). Never before was the Formula One Circus brought to a computer
this realistically - and it's rather very playable too!
And let's not mention Douglas Adams' latest, "Mostly Harmless", shall
A GREAT AND UTTERLY NEAT, VERY PLAYABLE SHAREWARE GAME!
"Mudpies", previously (1986) released commercially via Microdeal and
Michtron. A great game, though small!
DEPACKING GALORE WITH MIKE MEE'S "MULTI DEPACK", MARINOS YANNIKOS'
"NAUGHTY DEPACKER" AND MIKE WATSON'S "MEGA DEPACK"!
The combination of these three highly versatile depacking programs
should cater for just about any depack jobby you want to have performed!
BUSHLAND EXPERIENCES BY STEFAN!
Stefan's visited the United States of America for a month, joined by the
somewhat infamous (be it, unfortunately, productive in a reversely
proportional way) Manikin of The Lost Boys. As he'd kinda been swept off
his feet by the place some years ago, he decided to bring home the
details in some revealings to be admired in this very issue!
ST PICTURE FORMATS EXPLAINED (ALL OF THEM)!
Some other publications have lifted this text file off a BBS and
published it before but, remarkably, never got the idea to actually write
to the author (David Baggett) to obtain the latest version of it.
Needless to say, we hereby offer you his latest effort.
VIRUS ON THE DISK?
There is no virus on the disk. It is executable as a part of the "UVK"
immunization method, and perfectly harmless.
So you can all chill out.
TO ALL PEOPLE (LIKE SOME PUBLIC DOMAIN LIBRARY AND LICENSEWARE PEOPLE)
WHO THINK DISK MAGAZINES CORRUPT TODAY'S SUSCEPTIBLE YOUTH
"ST NEWS" is made in the Netherlands. Our country might suck with regard
to our drugs policy and the total lack of being able to hold together the
Maastricht Treaty (and let's not start about the horrible accent of our
foreign minister Van Den Broek when he attempts to speak English), but we
DO have a thing called "freedom of speech". On the contrary to what I've
heard of Great Britain and, most particularly, the United States of
America, freedom of speech in the Netherlands is all it purports to be.
If you want to write something about suicide, teenage butt sex,
blasphemy, sodomy, incest, satan worshipping or masturbation you're quite
welcome to. Perhaps nobody will want to read what you've written, but at
least there are no people that will try and ban you and that will try to
tell others not to touch your stuff with a barge pole.
Although "ST NEWS" rarely uses absurd or offensive use of language like
some other disk magazines (I won't mention names), we DO have the
occasional occurrence of words like "damn", "shit" and, yes ladies and
gentlemen, "fuck". If we want to do this (which, as I said before, we
don't really do that often, and WHEN we do it we usually do it in hidden
articles that 90% percent of the readers can't get to anyway) then it's
our business and none of yours. Personally I think that magazines that DO
swear a lot and that DO use profane language throughout their editorial
contents are little fun to read - but nonetheless nobody in the free
world should have the guts to label them as "corrupting youth" or
anything remotely like that. Before you know it, statements like that
affect ALL disk magazines and before you know it "ST NEWS" and other
fairly decent disk magazines (I won't mention names here, either) will
not be spread as well as they deserve.
Need I remind you that banned objects are much more interesting to
"corruptible youths"? If they can't get their hands on it if your PD
library does not include a disk magazine you'd like to ban, than they
will surely get their hands on it elsewhere.
We don't live in the middle ages anymore. If people read vulgar words or
explicit scenes of violence they're hardly likely to go outside and rape
the first person they lay their eyes on, nor are they likely to go out
and kill twenty people in a pub, or flunk at school.
Finally: Is there a need to ban even the rudest disk magazine in the
world when, at any given time, kids can walk into any given bookshop and
take up a copy of "American Psycho" and leaf through it?
NOTE TO KRZYSZTOF "MR. WROBEL" WROBLEWSKI
We think it's great that "ST NEWS" is read a country as, let's be frank,
unlikely as Poland. We hope you have lots of success with setting up a
vivid ST/TT scene there, and we hope your "ST Professional" magazine will
soon be in full-colour, glossy, and with 42 times as many pages!
No "greetings to" this time, as we always leave out people that really
ought to have been mentioned. Nonetheless, we'd like to say a fervently
enthusiastic "hi." to Bryan Kennerly and Kai Trygve Holst (as well as
some people whom we forgot).
S T N E W S
*THE* ATARI ST DISK MAGAZINE
THIS IS THE END OF THE "ST NEWS" VOLUME 7 ISSUE 3 TEXT FILE
Don't worry. There won't be more. Not even any profane, satanic and/or
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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.