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
Below you will find some more details concerning this issue (like how to
copy it and what's in it).
Have fun reading,
of the Amazing Cracking Conspiracy (ACC)
of the Quartermass Experiment (QX)
- 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
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
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
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...
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
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
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...
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
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
...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
...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
...READ *"ST NEWS"*!
S T N E W S
*THE* ATARI ST/STE/TT/FALCON DISK MAGAZINE
THIS REALLY IS THE END OF THE "ST NEWS" VOLUME 8 ISSUE 2 TEXT FILE
To run with Hatari, use TOS 2.06
To run with STeem, use TOS 2.06
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.