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ST NEWS Volume 8 Issue 2
Released on Saturday, October 23rd 1993    
Dedicated to Holst and Hatlemark Families


- A GREAT MORNING/AFTERNOON/EVENING/NIGHT TO YOU! -----------------------
 
 
 Good day and a sincerely warm welcome to "ST NEWS" Volume 8 Issue 2, the  
second 1993 issue,  the eighth Undead One an the 35th in total. As usual,  
it was finished.  This time this mysterious and almost sacred ritual took  
place on October 23rd 1993. It was hard to do, what with me now having to  
do even more things all on my own lonesome now (am I not pitiable?).
 Nonetheless, I hope you'll enjoy reading this issue's contents and using  
the  programs  that come with it (which are this a time a bit  more  than  
usual, even).
 Below you will find some more details concerning this issue (like how to  
copy it and what's in it).
 
 Have fun reading,
 
 
 
 Richard Karsmakers
  a.k.a. Cronos
  of the Amazing Cracking Conspiracy (ACC)
  of the Quartermass Experiment (QX)
 (Editor)
 
 
- 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.  To  create  the  
PROGRAMS  folder,  all you need to do is copy the FEATURES.TOS file to  a  
disk with plenty 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.  A text file called "WOTSERE.TXT" contains the basics  
about the programs featured here.
 Using this method was necessary for all stuff to fit on the disk at all.
 
 
- NOTE ABOUT COPYING ----------------------------------------------------
 
 
 I will be brief.  Just like the 34 prior issues,  "ST NEWS" is about  as  
Public Domain as you can get.  Spread it,  copy it,  sell it (as cheap as  
possible),  I don't mind. It is important that as many people as possible  
get  this issue,  so give it to a friend for his/her  birthday!  In  case  
you're the owner of a Public Domain library,  you are much encouraged  to  
include it in that. We need no royalties. This is no licenseware.
 The disk format is:
 
 Tracks            : 0-79
 Sectors per track : 11
 Number of sides   : 2
 
 You  can  copy  it  with  just about  any  modern  disk  copier  (though  
"FastCopy" would be a most excellent choice (free plug there)) as long as  
it  supports 11 sectors per track.  The GEM desktop,  however,  can't  do  
this! But anyway, it's not *how* you copy it that's important, as long as  
you *do* copy it, possible in the *largest* numbers!
 Be  wise and steer clear of expensive PD libraries.  And please  send  a  
donation now and again if you've enjoyed our efforts. I have received one  
donation (hi Marinos!) in the last three years or something.
 
 
- WHAT'S IN IT, HECK? ---------------------------------------------------
 
 
 This issue,  as usual,  contains things.  Quite an amount of them, even.  
Below  you will find a summary of some of the most  important  bits,  the  
CAPITALIZED parts of which PD library owners are invited to use in  their  
catalogues.
 
=========================================================================
 THE ENCYCLOPAEDIA POLSKA RZECZPOSPOLITA!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 A feature article on everything you would want to know about Poland  and  
the  Polish  ST scene in particular,  set up by our  specially  appointed  
Polish  correspondent,  my  dear  friend Risto  Kowaczewski,  this  is  a  
complete  survey on all you might want to know about the Polish ST  scene  
and  the country it thrives in.  Including lots of addresses for  you  to  
write to and an enormous load of trivial (and not so trivial)  background  
info...
=========================================================================
 ADVENTURE SOLUTIONS: "SPACE QUEST IV", "MANHUNTER", "HERO'S QUEST",  
"TIME AND MAGIC", "MANIAC MANSION" AND MORE!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 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 almost *all*  
ST adventures and quite 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 there's quite a chance it's not actually an  
adventure...
 No. Math does *not* have a beard.
=========================================================================
 THE NEW DISK MAGAZINE ENCYCLOPAEDIA!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 This  is  a  completely worked-over and  virtually  100%  extended  disk  
magazine roundup,  where you can get to know all the vital information in  
connection   with  over  EIGHTY  disk/online  magazines  useful  on   the  
ST/TT/Falcon,  whether  dead  as  a Dodo or  very  much  alive'n'kicking.  
Nowhere before have you seen such extensive a disk magazine survey...
=========================================================================
 TRAVEL REPORTS!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 Incorporating  some  extensive  writings  of  experiences  undergone  by  
various people in the United States and Norway...
=========================================================================
  A REVIEW OF THE "MANIACS OF NOISE" CD AND AN INTERVIEW WITH  THE  BRAIN  
BEHIND IT, JEROEN TEL!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 Including some rather hot news items that concern all those who want  to  
hear good music on, among others, the Falcon...
=========================================================================
 A RATHER COMPLETE FALCON SOFTWARE COMPATIBILITY LIST!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 Now  you can see for yourself what old and recent stuff doesn't work  on  
the Falcon and,  vastly more important,  what *does*.  This is actually a  
new regular series that will be kept for at least another two issues...
=========================================================================
 THE  RESULTS  OF  A  RATHER EXTENSIVE  FALCON  SURVEY  AMONG  USERS  AND  
DEVELOPERS!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 Which includes opinions by some rather highly esteemed people,  as  well  
as an interview with a high official at Atari France and a poll organised  
in France...
=========================================================================
 HOT NEWS ABOUT THE JAGUAR GAMES CONSOLE!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 Read  some  of  the bits you would like to know about  this  hottest  of  
Future Games Consoles...
=========================================================================
 TWO GENUINELY EXCITING COMPETITIONS!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 Where you can win a rare collectors *music* item and *an original game*,  
although  it *does* need to be mentioned that you have to be pronto  with  
these, as both deadlines expire as soon as April 1st 1994. So hurry up...
=========================================================================
 NEWS ABOUT THE LATEST SOFTWARE, THE LATEST VIRUSES, AND THE LATEST  
(AND LAST!) ATTEMPTS AT THE PURIFICATION OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 And that's not all that's featured in the "regulars" department,  for of  
course  (and this warrants separate mention) there's  "Perverts  Monthly"  
issue 3 - the column that all other disk magazines envy us for...
=========================================================================
 LITERARY BITS!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 Once again several people have tried hard to make your mouth smile, your  
heart  gladden or your eyes water.  Including the thirtieth  ever  Cronos  
Warchild story, "The Lord of the Things"...
=========================================================================
 SOME  OPINIONS ABOUT A WIDE VARIETY OF NON-COMPUTER-RELATED  BOOKS  THAT  
HAVE BEEN READ IN AND AROUND THE SUMMER!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 The summer was wet and boring.  Inside there was a certain warmth and  a  
bookcase  filled with flattened wood pulp bound together to form  volumes  
with  names  like "Good Omens",  "It",  "Weaveworld"  and  "The  Fionavar  
Tapestry" printed on them...
=========================================================================
 VARIOUS INTERESTING SOFTWARE (P)REVIEWS:  "STONE AGE",  ARCHIVE PROGRAMS  
COMPARED,  "LLAMAZAP"  (JEFF MINTER'S FIRST FALCON GAME),  THE  "FROGGIES  
OVER  THE  FENCE" MEGADEMO,  "THE CHAOS ENGINE" (THE LONG  AWAITING  NEXT  
BITMAP BROTHERS GAME), "SQUISH II", "LEMMINGS 2 - THE TRIBES" AND *MORE*!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 This  issue seems to be bursting at the seams with some of  the  highest  
quality software ever to come out on the ST - especially when looking  at  
the last two years or so. Read the reviews and find out why you should go  
out  and buy them right away.  Also,  the review sections  includes  some  
rather  interesting notes on why you should (or should not) buy  the  "ST  
Book"...
=========================================================================
 
 
 That's it. No use in reading on any further.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 THERE WILL COME A TIME...
 
     ...WHEN YOU'LL LIKE *GARDENING* PROGRAMS
     ...WHEN YOU'LL BRUSH YOUR TEETH IN A *JAR*
     ...WHEN YOU'LL WATCH A YOGA PROGRAM, FASCINATED, *ALL EVENING*
     ...WHEN YOUR BIGGEST EFFORT IN A DAY IS TAKING YOUR *MEDICINES*
     ...WHEN YOU'LL BE ENTHRALLED BY 1001 DIFFERENT WAYS OF PREPARING
        *ARTICHOKES*
     ...WHEN YOU'LL BE CONTENT WATCHING THE *GRASS* GROW
     ...WHEN YOU WILL ENJOY A LONG WINDING FILM ABOUT A PERUVIAN GIRL
        IN A RAINFOREST THAT WANTS TO BUY A *BICYCLE*
     ...WHEN WATCHING THE NURSE BENDING OVER IS YOUR *ONLY* SEXUAL
        EXPERIENCE
     ...WHEN YOUR DOG IS *REALLY* YOUR ONLY FRIEND
     ...WHEN YOU'LL BE FASCINATED TO HEAR THAT AN AVERAGE HUMAN
        SPENDS 1.7 *YEARS* OF HIS LIFE AT WEDDINGS
     ...WHEN THE EXPIRATION DATE ON A *JAR OF JAM* IS AFTER YOUR OWN
 
 BUT NOW...
 
     ...BE *YOUNG*!
     ...HAVE *FUN*!
     ...READ *"ST NEWS"*!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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               *THE* ATARI ST/STE/TT/FALCON DISK MAGAZINE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 THIS REALLY IS THE END OF THE "ST NEWS" VOLUME 8 ISSUE 2 TEXT FILE
 
 
 

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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.