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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  
read this).
 
 Have fun reading "ST NEWS",
 
 
 
 The editorial staff of the disk mag you'll find accompanying this file:
                 Stefan Posthuma and Richard Karsmakers
                                  a.k.a.
        Digital Insanity of the Lost Boys
                                   and
                       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).
 
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 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?
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 NEWS  ABOUT  THE LATEST SOFTWARE,  THE LATEST VIRUSES,  AND  THE  LATEST  
RESULTS IN THE QUEST FOR THE PURIFICATION OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE!
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 AN  INTERVIEW  WITH  THE HOTTEST EUROPEAN  INSTRUMENTAL  BAND  (WHISTLER  
COURBOIS WHISTLER)!
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 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...
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 LITERARY BITS!
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 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.
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 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  
IT)!
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 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  
we?
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 A GREAT AND UTTERLY NEAT, VERY PLAYABLE SHAREWARE GAME!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 "Mudpies",  previously  (1986) released commercially via  Microdeal  and  
Michtron. A great game, though small!
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 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!
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 BUSHLAND EXPERIENCES BY STEFAN!
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 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!
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 ST PICTURE FORMATS EXPLAINED (ALL OF THEM)!
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 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.
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 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!
 
 
 GREETINGS TO                                                             
 
 
 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
 
 
 
                                 SATANIC
 
                               CORRUPTING
 
                                 PROFANE
 
 
 
 
 
                                  (not)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 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  
corrupting bits.
 
 

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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.