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ST NEWS Volume 9 Issue 2
Released on Saturday, July 23rd 1994
Dedicated to Steven Spielberg


= A GREAT MORNING/AFTERNOON/EVENING/NIGHT TO YOU! =======================
 
 
 Good day and a sincerely warm welcome to "ST NEWS" Volume 9 Issue 2, the  
second 1994 issue,  the tenth Undead One and the 37th in total. This warm  
welcome is probably quite literal, after all it's summer and I've been as  
insane so as to finish this issue in it. Most likely you will have waited  
until  after the summer before you read this,  but there might  still  be  
some warmth around anyway.
 I  think "ST NEWS" is once more filled with jolly nice things,  some  of  
them  interesting  to all and some interesting to a select  few.  But  an  
overall interesting issue nonetheless. If you disagree, you're welcome to  
start  some  sort of polemic conversation  with  me  (or,  better,  write  
some really interesting articles yourself)!
 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)
 
 
= WHAT'S IN IT, HECK? ===================================================
 
 
 Yes,  indeed,  what may be found here?  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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 INTERVIEWS  WITH  THE  CREME OF  HUMANITY  -  YNGWIE  MALMSTEEN,  SIETSE  
"SLIMER" POSTMA,  SLEAZY P. MARTINI OF GWAR, STUART COATES, NAPALM DEATH,  
ANNE  "DRAGONRIDERS OF PERN" MCCAFFREY,  OBITUARY,  DAN "NEODESK"  WILGA,  
ENTOMBED, AND MANY MORE!
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 When  I finished the previous "ST NEWS" I was afraid it might  never  be  
possible to beat that issue's interview section. Well, I was wrong. And I  
pray to god (whom I believe most zealously doesn't exist) the next  issue  
will be even better.
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 A TOTALLY REVISED AND UTTERLY EXTENDED DISK MAGAZINE ROUNDUP!
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 This  has  been  bombarded to a pseudo-regular  column,  which  will  be  
featured approximately annually.  Compared to its previous occurrence  it  
has yet again been enhanced significantly,  now offering well over  *100*  
disk-based publications mentioned.
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 THE BIGGEST CHEAT-YOUR-GROIN-OFF CHEAT CODE & PASSWORDS LISTING EVER!
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 Containing more cheat codes and passwords than ever before assembled  in  
any publication. Apart from literally hundreds of regular cheat codes you  
will find lots of Lynx ones and even some for the Jag.
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 ADVENTURE  SOLUTIONS:  "THE COLONEL'S BEQUEST",  "SEX VIXENS FROM  OUTER  
SPACE", "DREAMZONE", "BILL & TED'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE" AND MORE!
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 Why  wait  for  multiple (or 'stranger') 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.
 By now,  Math might actually have grown a beard.  Haven't heard from him  
in a while.
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 A PERSONAL AND IN-DEPTH INVOLVED EYE-WITNESS REPORT TO THE  HALF-CENTURY  
"D-DAY" ANNIVERSARY BY FRENCH 2ND LIEUTENANT KLAUS BERG!
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 REPORTS FROM SOME OF EUROPE'S BIGGEST FESTIVALS!
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 Including Dynamo Open Air, Pinkpop, Waldrock and Roskilde!
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 LITERARY BITS!
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 Including  the  not-very-long-awaited  "Oh Yeah" part  3  -  "The  Third  
Encounter of a Close Kind".  And more that's probably a lot better,  such  
as "North" and "Legacy of the Howling".
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 REVIEWS  OF  THE  ATARI JAGUAR (GAMES  CONSOLE),  "ST  HANDBOOK"  (RAG),  
"SLEEPWALKER"  (STE GAME),  "IMAGECOPY 3" (UTILITY),  CASPIAN  SOFTWARE'S  
"ROCK 'N ROLL CLAMS" (GAME), "TEMPEST 2000" (JAGUAR GAME) AND MORE!
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 UNBELIEVABLY HOT NEWS ABOUT FORTHCOMING MUSIC AND FILMS!
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 AN 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;  much of this stuff  
is from my own experience.
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= NOTES ABOUT COPYING ===================================================
 
 
 I will be brief.  Just like the 36 prior issues,  "ST NEWS" is about  as  
Public Domain as you can get.  Spread it,  copy it,  sell it (as CHEAP as  
possible please),  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. You  
can keep whatever profit you make yourself.
 The disk format is:
 
 Tracks            : 0-80 (that's one extra)
 Sectors per track : 11 (that's hyper-formatted)
 Number of sides   : 2 (would have done 3 if only it were possible)
 
 You  can copy it with just about any modern disk copier  (though  Martin  
Backschat's  "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 would be nice, and  
                    better).  Graphic cards are not supported. Please use  
                    medium or high resolution only.
Atari TT          : "ST  NEWS"  has been tested on a TT  and  works  when  
                    launched from either ST medium or ST high resolution.
Atari Falcon 030  : "ST NEWS" runs smoothly from any 80-column VGA/RGB/TV  
                    resolution  with  the exception of "VGA  with  double  
                    line on and 2 colours" or "TV/RGB non-interlaced with  
                    2  colours" (in which cases it will  bomb).  Any  40-
                    column   resolution  (including  ST  low   resolution  
                    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 yet been tested on a  Falcon  with  
                    SM124/5  monochrome monitor.  If you can  test  this,  
                    please let me know the result.
GEMulator         : "ST  NEWS"  works with it,  as long as you  have  the  
                    music turned off.
MultiTOS          : "ST NEWS" will not work 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 b0 j0"   (turn  screen   accelerator,  
                    mouse  block  and mouse jump 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, including "ScreenBlaster".  
                    Please disable them. Does anyone know a solution?
Disk drives       : There  are  a few (very few) disk drives  that  can't  
                    handle 11 sectors per track.  I am very sorry,  but I  
                    would  use a smaller format if I could.  There's  too  
                    much  stuff I want to put in "ST NEWS" but not  quite  
                    enough  simply  to  increase  the  frequency  of  its  
                    appearance,  and  I *never* want to start  using  TWO  
                    disks. Maybe, one day when everybody has HD drives, I  
                    will switch to HD disks.
 
 
 That's it. No use reading any further.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                              S T  N E W S
 
         *THE* ATARI ST/STE/TT/FALCON MULTI MEDIA DISK MAGAZINE
 
              WORTH ITS WEIGHT IN SOMETHING QUITE VALUABLE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 THE END OF THE "ST NEWS" VOLUME 9 ISSUE 2 TEXT FILE
 
 (UNLIKE "MAGGIE", NO LATEST NEWS SNIPPETS TO BE FOUND HERE <GRIN>)

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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.