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ST NEWS Volume 9 Issue 1
Released on Friday, March 11th 1994
Dedicated to Douglas Adams


= A GREAT MORNING/AFTERNOON/EVENING/NIGHT TO YOU! =======================
 
 
 Good day and a sincerely warm welcome to "ST NEWS" Volume 9 Issue 1, the  
first 1993 issue, the ninth Undead One an the 36th in total. As usual, it  
was finished.  Sortof accidentally,  this event took place on March  11th  
1994,  the 42nd birthday of Douglas Adams,  and it was a doddle more than  
ever.  This is the first multi-media issue of "ST NEWS",  which means you  
will find more attention to films,  CDs, books and concerts this time. As  
a  matter  of fact especially in the music department you may  find  some  
really  hot  information.  Of course there are still a lot  of  computer-
related things, as well as the usual amount of fiction.
 I hope you'll enjoy reading this issue's contents and using the plethora  
of programs that come with it.
 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)
 
P.S. Please take the time to read the "PLEASE READ ME!!!" article in  the  
     "Features" pull-down menu,  and act to it accordingly. It would mean  
     a lot to me!
 
 
= 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.
 
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 JEFF MINTER'S "NATURE OF THE BEAST" COLUMN!
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 Where  Mr.  Yak-the-no-longer-extremely-hairy reveals  some  information  
about  his hottest projects ever - "Llamazap" on the Falcon and  "Tempest  
2000" on the Jaguar.
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 AN IN-DEPTH PREVIEW OF "CHROMASTUDIO 24"!
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 It  seems  most likely that Floppyshop's "ChromaStudio 24" will  be  the  
hottest,  fastest,  most  powerful and almost ridiculously versatile  art  
package ever to appear on an Atari. As a matter of fact, it seems that it  
will fully justify purchasing a Falcon all on its own accord.
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 ADVENTURE SOLUTIONS:  "TIME QUEST",  "DEMONS SEED", "GOLD RUSH", "HERO'S  
QUEST II" AND LOTS MORE!
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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 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.
 As far as I know, Math has still not grown a beard or anything similar.
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 AN  ARTICLE BY ATARI BENELUX' WILFRED KILWINGER EXPLAINING HOW  THE  GET  
THE MOST FROM "MULTITOS"!
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 Atari  neglected to tell you all about "MultiTOS" and the many  ways  in  
which it can be configured.  This article,  however, will meet your every  
need.
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 SOME INTERESTING PROGRAMS,  AMONG WHICH ALL THE LATEST ST EMULATORS  FOR  
YOUR FALCON AND "ST ZIP" 2.4!
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 A REVAMPED AND EVEN MORE COMPLETE FALCON SOFTWARE COMPATIBILITY LIST!
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 Now  you can see for yourself what old and recent stuff doesn't work  on  
the Falcon and,  vastly more important,  what *does*.  It is probably the  
most complete list of its kind,  and trustworthy too;  most of this stuff  
is from my own experience.
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 REVIEWS OF,  AMONG OTHER THINGS:  "KHAOOHS" (CD),  "HARD TARGET" (FILM),  
"GENEVA" (UTILITY), "HIDEOUS..." (MC DEMO), "SMALL GODS" (BOOK), "PRINCE"  
(CONCERT),  "A.P.B." (LYNX GAME),  "DEMOLITION MAN"  (FILM),  "TRIP:  THE  
DREAMTIME REMIXES" (CD), "KOBOLD" 2.5 (UTILITY), "WINTERSKUGGEN" (CD) AND  
A WHOLE, *WHOLE* LOT MORE!
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 "ST  NEWS" is multi-media now,  so we've got a multitude of  formats  to  
cover  now.  Aural,  oral  or whatever other  sensory  organs,  ours  got  
caressed by the stuff covered in this issue. These include films, videos,  
ST games,  Falcon games,  Lynx games, CDs, underground demos, application  
software, concerts, and perhaps one or two other things.
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 UNBELIEVABLY HOT NEWS ABOUT FORTHCOMING MUSIC, BOOKS AND FILMS!
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 INTERVIEWS WITH MY DYING BRIDE, ANATHEMA AND PARADISE LOST!
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 Due to extraordinary circumstances that won't probably be repeated soon,  
I had the chance to interview these three most major of doom metal bands.
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 LITERARY BITS!
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= NOTES ABOUT COPYING ===================================================
 
 
 I will be brief.  Just like the 35 prior issues,  "ST NEWS" is about  as  
Public Domain as you can get.  Spread it,  copy it, sell it (CHEAP if you  
will),  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. I 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)).  And  
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.
 
 
= NOTES ABOUT COMPATIBILITY =============================================
 
 
Atari (MEGA) ST(E): "ST NEWS" runs on all systems,  including those  with  
                    512  Kb  memory  (though 1 Mb  minimum  is  advised).  
                    Graphic cards are not supported. Please use medium or  
                    high resolution.
Atari TT          : "ST  NEWS" hasn't yet been tested on a TT but  should  
                    work  when launched from either ST medium or ST  high  
                    resolution.  Please bother to let me know of any  TT-
                    related (in-)compatibilities.
Atari Falcon 030  : "ST NEWS" runs smoothly from any 80-column VGA/RGB/TV  
                    resolution  with  the exception of VGA  double  ON  2  
                    colours  and TV/RGB none-interlaced 2 colours  (where  
                    it will bomb). Any 40-column resolution (including ST  
                    low  res compatibility mode) will cause all  GEM  and  
                    VDI  draw commands to be limited to the left half  of  
                    the screen. Also, the file selector needed to specify  
                    an  ASCII/WP file to be written is  usually  coloured  
                    wrongly  and drawn partly off the screen due  to  GEM  
                    not being properly re-initialised. Any suggestions on  
                    how to fix these problems?
                    Keeping  [ALTERNATE]  pressed  during  booting  on  a  
                    Falcon  with  VGA monitor connected  will  cause  the  
                    program to use ST high resolution mode instead of  ST  
                    medium  (among  other things,  this  slows  down  the  
                    scroller).
                    "ST  NEWS" hasn't been tested a on Falcon with  SM12x  
                    monochrome monitor.
MultiTOS          : "ST  NEWS"  will  not work  properly  with  MultiTOS.  
                    Please disable it.
Warp 9            : Exiting "ST NEWS" may freeze the system with "Warp 9"  
                    active.   This  can  be  fixed  by  adding  the  line  
                    "ST_NEWS.PRG s0" (turn screen accelerator off) in the  
                    "WARP.DAT" automatic configuration file.
BlowUp 030        : Exiting "ST NEWS" will cause a return to a  distorted  
                    screen.   This   is  likely  to  happen   with   most  
                    extended  screen resolution drivers.  Please  disable  
                    them.
 
 
 That's it. No use in reading on any further.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 THE END OF THE "ST NEWS" VOLUME 9 ISSUE 1 TEXT FILE
 
 
 AND JUST REMEMBER NOT TO BE A WALLY!
 

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Emulation note

To run with Hatari, use TOS 2.06

To run with STeem, use TOS 2.06

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.