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ST NEWS Volume 8 Issue 1
Released on Saturday, May 15th 1993
Dedicated to Stefan


- A VISCIFEROUSLY FANTASTIC DAY TO YOU! ---------------------------------
 
 
 Welcome   to "ST NEWS" Volume 8 Issue 1,   the first  1993  issue,   the  
seventh undead  one and the 34th in total.   It was  finished  on   March  
25th  1993,   and   it's  quite  full with all kinds  of  stuff  that  we  
fervently hope you'll like enough to read.
 
 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
 
 
- THE FEATURES.TOS FILE -------------------------------------------------
 
 
 This  issue's PROGRAMS folder is entirely contained in the  FEATURES.TOS  
file,  which is a so-called self-extracting archive (of the ZIP  variety,  
to be more specific).  To create the PROGRAMS folder,  all you need to do  
is copy the FEATURES.TOS file to a disk with a lot of free space (or, for  
example, a hard disk) and click on it. It will decompress itself into the  
PROGRAMS folder with all the proper files in it.
 Using  this  method  was  necessary for all stuff to  fit  on  the  disk  
properly!
 
 
- NOTE ABOUT COPYING ----------------------------------------------------
 
 
 This  issue of "ST NEWS" is,  as has been the case for 33 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:  Tracks 0-79, 11 (!) sectors per track; in the  
old  days we would have gone through great lengths to list  the  programs  
that can copy this sort of thing,  etc.  Not so this time (even though it  
would be worth while mentioning "Fastcopy Pro").  Whatever the case,  you  
shouldn't hesitate to copy this issue to as many people as possible!
 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  
well  over  a  dozen  issues back in the dark realms  of  time  when  The   
Exceptions  were still quite active,  when Microdeal still did games  and  
when  The Carebears had only JUST started to whet our appetites  for  the  
still  forthcoming megademo.  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,   dear reader,   that you switch to  
another  Public  Domain  library if you find yourself paying  other  than  
disk and postage costs with a reasonable administrative fee!  Do remember  
that there are *free* Public Domain libraries nowadays (Network PDL).  In  
case  all  goes  awry,  you can even resort to  reading  our  second-most   
boring column, where the ordering of "ST NEWS" back-issues is explained.
 
 
- WHAT'S IN THE DARNED THING? -------------------------------------------
 
 
 As  usual,  we've got a lot in this issue.  We've summarized some of  it  
here  for those of you who'd just like to have a quick peek at what's  on  
offer.  If  you  have  a PD catalogue,  you're  invited  to  include  the  
CAPITALIZED bits for the description of this issue's contents.
 
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 ADVENTURE SOLUTIONS:   "DEJA VU II",  "CHRONO QUEST II",  "FANTASY WORLD  
DIZZY", "TREASURE ISLAND", "POLICE QUEST III" AND "MORTVILLE MANOR"!
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 Why  wait for multiple 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 an enormous 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 anyway?
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 A  REAL-TIME  ARTICLE  COVERING THE NEW YEAR'S VISIT  OF  TWO  NORWEGIAN  
FRIENDS  TO MY PLACE,  INCLUDING THE QUARTERMASS EXPERIMENT +  SATELLITES  
VIDEO ORGY DURING THAT TIME!
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 Experience what it's like to have lots of nice people together having  a  
swell time with all kinds of things - including a dozen or so videos!
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 THE  SECOND  INSTALMENT OF THE (QUOTE) "CRITICALLY  ACCLAIMED"  PERVERTS  
MONTHLY COLUMN!
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 The  only  series ever to come out of anyone's loins  (oo-er!)  that  is  
perverted yet isn't!
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 NEWS  ABOUT  THE LATEST SOFTWARE,  THE LATEST VIRUSES,  AND  THE  LATEST  
ATTEMPTS AT THE PURIFICATION OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE!
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 AN  INTERVIEW  WITH  BERND STEIDL, ACOUSTIC GUITAR TALENT EXTRAORDINAIRE  
AND ONE OF THE LATEST SHRAPNEL RECORDING ARTISTS!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 Last  year Bernd Steidl released his CD "Psycho  Acoustic  Overture",  a  
most  innovate masterpiece that has redefined the borders  of  (acoustic)  
guitar playing. Your roving reporter has of course succeeded in getting a  
totally exclusive interview from The Man Himself!
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 PEACEVILLE LICENCEWARE NEWS - VIRUSOFT NEWS!
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 British  music  label Peaceville has released  their  first  licenceware  
demos onto the unsuspecting public. Read everything about their software,  
their music,  and why German and Australian customs think it's obscene to  
wear a "Vomit on the Nearest Asshole" T-shirt!
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 LITERARY BITS!
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 We're  proud being able to offer a wide variety of large and small  bits  
written by,  indeed,  a wide variety of people!  All of this includes the  
"ST  NEWS" debut appearance of Roy Stead and the absorbing last  tale  of  
Bryan H. Joyce's "Tavern at the Edge of Time" series!
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 A GREAT AND UTTERLY NEAT, VERY PLAYABLE SHAREWARE GAME!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 "Centipede",   a  rather excellent shareware game by  British  shareware  
programmers  at Sinister Developments.  A brilliant piece of  programming  
that will keep you glued to the edge of your seat for hours in a row!
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 VARIOUS  INTERESTING SOFTWARE (P)REVIEWS:  "VENTURA  DEMO",  "THE  CHAOS  
ENGINE"  (WHICH  IS THE NEW AND ULTRA HOT  BITMAPS  GAME),  "XBOOT  III",  
VARIOUS  SCREEN ACCELERATORS PUT TOGETHER IN A  COMPARATIVE  THING,  "THE  
EXORCIST",  "SEX",  "THE FALCON 030 BOOK",  "NO SECOND PRIZE" AND A WHOLE  
LOT MORE!
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- GREETINGS -------------------------------------------------------------
 
 
 Hi to Leif and Kai,  but also to all our other authors.  Also  great-ish  
greets  to  Paul Glover of ST Club for having replaced  our  previous  UK  
distributor, Page 6.
 Cheers!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                              S T  N E W S
 
                      *THE* ATARI ST DISK MAGAZINE
 
 
 
                         THE BEST A MAN CAN GET
 
            (AND IT KEEPS A WOMAN'S HANDS NICE AND SOFT, TOO)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 THIS IS THE END OF THE "ST NEWS" VOLUME 8 ISSUE 1 TEXT FILE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Really. It is. When will you finally get it into your thick skull?
 
 
 

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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.