Skip to main content
© Omega (with E altered by Cronos)

 "There are 2 o's in Bob, right?"
                                              At a tattoo parlour


           SOON COMING IN "ST NEWS" - VOLUME 9 ISSUE 2
              (THAT'S THE TEMTH UNDEAD ISSUE TO YOU)
           (OR, MAYBE, LIKELY IN ANOTHER FUTURE ISSUE)
                      by Richard Karsmakers

 In the upcoming issue of ST NEWS (probably Volume 9 Issue 2)  as
well as the once thereafter I hope to be in the exalted  position
of offering you the following:

-----------------------------------------------------------------
                       ADVENTURE SOLUTIONS
-----------------------------------------------------------------

                 Arthur, the Quest for Excalibur
                Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
                            Brimstone
                      The Colonel's Bequest
                     Conquest of the Longbow
                            Countdown
                            Dark Seed
                            Dreamzone
                         Fatal Heritage
                           Future Wars
                             Geisha
                         Heart of China
                          Ingrid's Back
                     The Island of Lost Hope
                     The Legend of Kyrandia
                       Martian Memorandum
                         Mask of the Sun
               Search for the King, Les Mansley in
                 The Secret of Monkey Island II
              Sex Vixens from Outer Space (oo-er!)
           The Sorcerer gets all the Girls (I and II)
                          Willy Beamish
     (I realise many of these games are not even out on ST)
           (But who cares - you can brag at PC people)

-----------------------------------------------------------------
                        SOFTWARE REVIEWS
-----------------------------------------------------------------

                        Chroma Studio 24
    (A Falcon-specific 24-bit graphics package with knobs on)
                    Pinball Jam (A Lynx game)
 (As soon as the ST NEWS Lynx specialist, Alex Pustan, gets it)
                           Basic 4.00
          (Previously known as "GfA Basic" version 4.0)
                   (If ever it gets released)
            (I still have reason to believe it will)
                          Diamond Edge
       (A utility on the cutting edge of the (im)possible)
                    Llamazap (A Falcon game)
       (I will do this when I have the controller needed)
                  Yuppie's Land (A Falcon game)
                 Pinball Dreams (A Falcon game)
                             View II
              (Maybe, if the ST Club will send it)
                       NeoDesk 4 & Geneva
        (Which will probably arrive about one week after
                     this issue is finished)

-----------------------------------------------------------------
                        HARDWARE REVIEWS
-----------------------------------------------------------------

                      Amstrad NC100 Notepad

-----------------------------------------------------------------
                  CD/DEMO/ETC. MUSICAL REVIEWS
-----------------------------------------------------------------

        New material by a variety of bands amongst which:
                    Rage Against the Machine
                           Queensrÿche
                            Obituary
                        Yngwie Malmsteen
                            Anathema
                          Dream Theater
                            Pentagram
                          Jason Becker
                           Dissonance
                    (And probably loads more)
      Concert experiences gained in the presence of, or at:
                          Napalm Death
                         Dynamo Open Air


-----------------------------------------------------------------
                            REGULARS
-----------------------------------------------------------------

                          A new Column!
     (Where the cream of the ST games that still work on the
           Falcon will be reviewed, at few at a time)
           Probably some stuff about viruses on the ST
                           (As usual)
             And all the other regulars, of course!
                            (Indeed)

-----------------------------------------------------------------
                         CONCERT REVIEWS
-----------------------------------------------------------------

                          Probably Some

-----------------------------------------------------------------
                          BOOK REVIEWS
-----------------------------------------------------------------

                     Some Stuff by Pratchett
        ("Dark Side of the Sun" and "Strata" most likely)
    The Haunter in the Dark and other tales by H.P. Lovecraft

-----------------------------------------------------------------
                             FICTION
-----------------------------------------------------------------

                       Brainwalk - Part II
     (Perhaps Alex will eventually do it after three years?)
            (Although this is highly unlikely indeed)
                    More Fiction by Roy Stead
                          Fatal Fam II
                      (By Martijn Wiedijk)
                            (If ever)
             And a whole lot more by others as well
                          (What else?)

-----------------------------------------------------------------
                            FEATURES
-----------------------------------------------------------------

      A revised edition of the Disk Magazine Encyclopaedia
(The third revisit of this may be expected in Volume 10 Issue 1)
                  An interview with Jeff Minter
         (Who is definitely the most interesting person
                     in the software world)
           (This may take a while yet; the man's busy)
                   An article on Beast Keeping
 (By John Weller, most esteemed colleague from "STEN" magazine)
            (Although he seems to be taking his time)
               The Panultimate Cheat Encyclopaedia
 (About 400 ST and Lynx cheats, over 140 Kb of passwords, cheat
                       keys and whatnot!)
               (To be expected in the next issue!)
  Unbelievable Anecdotes penned down by a computer Salesperson
         (And Truly Unbelievable they are for certain!)
             Some interesting complete film scripts:
                            Star Wars
                     The Empire Strikes Back
                     The Return of the Jedi
                         Erik the Viking
                    (Sounds OK, doesn't it?)
         All About Email for those with an ST/TT/Falcon

-----------------------------------------------------------------
                            EDUCATION
-----------------------------------------------------------------

                 Your Second Manual to GfA Basic
 (An extensive and acclaimed GfA Tutorial series by Han Kempen)
              (Inclusief oodles of source material)
                       GfA/MC680x0 Tricks
                   (Likely, but not certainly)
   Various interesting reference/education bits for the Falcon
 (Such as how to program the DSP, use new XBIOS functions, etc.)
     The fourth part of our assembler GEM programming course
 (Which is not half as useless as it might sound to some of you)
                Programming XCONTROL CPX modules
                             (Yeah)
        Some Information about programming under MultiTOS
            (And probably some tips for "Geneva" too)
              Evil Dead's Falcon Programming tricks
                            (by Bas)

-----------------------------------------------------------------
                         FILMS REVIEWED
-----------------------------------------------------------------

                           Robocop III
                            Fugitive
                             Crusade
  (Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, directed by Paul Verhoeven)
           (The most expensive film ever made so far)
                          Frankenstein
   (Starring Robert DeNiro, directed by Francis Ford Coppola)
                        Wayne's World II
                          Die Hard III
                         Highlander III
                         Naked Gun 3,33


-----------------------------------------------------------------
                        SOFTWARE ON OFFER
-----------------------------------------------------------------

                            Flipside
          (A neat little ex-commercial Microdeal game)
                             Plutos
   (And possibly some other old and compact Micro Value games)
                    Brain Replacement Utility
    (The most powerful and extensive calendar/diary utility)
                      Revenge Doc Displayer
   (The latest version of this industry standard view utility)
                            Led Panel
      (An interesting resident utility to monitor R/W I/O)
                             Pacman
   (A great Pacman clone - will happen if enough spare space!)
       The Grandson of Wowbagger the Infinitely Prolonged
      (A better, meaner and more compatible version of the
                     old swearing accessory)
                         Templemon 2.01
      (The new version, complete with installation proggy)
                            And More

-----------------------------------------------------------------

 That's  it,   folks!  I  hope  nonetheless  that  this  list  of
forthcoming  (or not) stuff will cause you to harass your  Public
Domain  Librarian for ST NEWS Volume 9 Issue 2  (i.e.  the  Tenth
Undead Issue). Do not expect it until late spring or summer!
 If  you feel this is too much time between two issues,  do  feel
free to write a lot of interesting stuff yourself and send it  to
me.  You know the address (and if you don't then simply read this
issue's "Correspondence Address" article). 

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.