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                         VERSION UPDATE
                      by Richard Karsmakers

 The seventh occurrence of this regular column here: A summary of
all  current  version numbers of specific  utility  programs  and
such,  as  available  to my knowledge at the time of  this  issue
being released.  Again,  however,  it contains quite an  enormous
amount of new information,  most of which thanks to Keith  Frisby
who sends me reams and reams of PD. Cheers, mate!
 It  has  to be noted that the following list  is  compiled  with
reliance almost solely on my knowledge,  and may therefore indeed
not  be very up-to-date as my scope of view is  only  limited.  I
have  not based this list on rumours,  and therefore the  version
number  listed is that of the latest version actually seen by  me
or any of my direct acquaintances or trustworthy sources.
 Versions  rumoured  to  exist  will,   if  any,   be   mentioned
additionally between round brackets ("-" means "specific  version
number   not  known,   however"  -  I  would  surely   appreciate
information concerning these in that case).
 A version number between square brackets signifies a version  in
development,  if  known.  An  asterisk (*) before the  name  will
indicate that the entry has changed since the 'versions'  article
in the previous issue of ST NEWS, or that it was added since.
 But let's cut it.

 A total of 328 entries listed, 106 of which have been changed or
added after the previous instalment.

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 TITLE                           PRG/ACC/TXT/SRC  VERSION
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 1ST MAIL                        P                3.06
 1ST WORD PLUS                   P                3.20TT
 1ST XTRA                        P                1.03
*ACOPY                           P                1.3f
*AES                             -                4.1
*AFX (AUTOMATIC FILE EXTRACTOR)  P                2.2
*ALBION                          P                1.07
*ALICE (ANOTHER LITTLE C EDITOR) P                1.42
 AMC GDOS                        P                3.21
*ANTIDOTE                        P/A              3.4 [-]
*ANSI ST                         P                0.40
 ARC                             P                6.02ST
 ARCGSH                          P                4.1
*ASCGIF                          P                1.6
 ATARI IMAGE MANAGER (AIM)       P                3.1
*ATARI WORKS                     P                1.207 [2.0]
 AT SPEED SYSTEM DISK            P/A              2.5
*AUDIO CD MASTER                 P                3.0
 AUDIO FUN MACHINE               P/A              1.02
 AUDIO SCULPTURE                 P                1.3
*AUTOMATION COMPACTOR            P                5.01
 AUTORAISE                       A                2.0
 BACKGROUND MUSIC UTILITY        A                3.0
 BACKWARD                        P                2.52 [3.xx]
 BACKUP DELETION UTILITY         P                1.0
 BAND-IN-A-BOX                   P                6.0
*BA PACK                         P/A              1.00
*BEFORE DAWN                     A                1.25
 BITMASTER                       P                1.05
 BITTE EIN BIT                   P                3.7
*BITZCOPY                        P                1.4
*BLOWUP                          P                1.7
 BOOTCONF (FALCON)               P                1.10
*BOOTXS                          P                2.00
*BOXKITE FILE SELECTOR           P                1.43i
*BYTEKILLER ST                   P                2.0
 CAL                             A                6.3a [-]
 CALSHOW                         P                6.3b
 CALAPPT                         P/A              1.22
 CALAMUS                         P                1.09
 CARDFILE                        P                4.03
 CBHD (CLAUS BROD HD DRIVER)     P                4.28 [-]
 CBHD CONF (DRIVER CONFIG)       P/A              4.07 [-]
*CD BROWSE                       P                1.3
 CHAMELEON                       A                1.19 [2.00]
 CHAOS DISK COMPACTOR            P                2.20
 CHECK OPEN FILES                P                1.03
 CHEETAH                         P                3.00
 CLOCKSETTER                     P                1.3
 CODEKEYS                        P?               1.3
*COLORBURST III                  P                1.0b
 COMMAND PROCESSOR PROGRAM       P                1.0a
*CONS-FIX                        P                1.3
*CPX MAKER                       P                1.02
 CRACK ART                       P                1.36
 CREATOR                         P                1.1
 CUBASE                          P                2.01
 CWAC                            P                3.01 [-]
*DARKLORD (SCREENSAVER)          A/P              3.10
 DATA LIGHT                      P                2.12 (2.18)
*DA'S PICTURE                    P                1.04
 DBMAN                           P                5.10
 DC DATA DIET                    P                2.0a
 DC EXTRACT PLUS                 P                2.10
 DC SELF EXTRACTING ARCHIVE      P                2.0
+DC SQUISH IS NOW CALLED SQUISH II!
 DEGAS ELITE                     P                1.1
*DEK PACKER                      P                1.3a
*DESKTOP FILE CONNECTOR          P                1.20
*DESK TRACKER MT                 A                1.23
 DEVPAC ST / MON ST              P                3.10 / 2.10+
*DEVSHELL                        P                2.0
 DIABLO EMULATOR                 P                1.6
*DIAMOND BACKUP                  P                3.10
 DIAMOND DISK MIRROR             P                1.1
 DIAMOND EDGE                    P                1.13 [-]
 DIAMOND FORMATTER               P                2.3
 DICMERGE (1ST WORD PLUS TOOL)   P                2.10
 DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSOR        P                3.2
*DIGITAL (TRACKER)               P                2.25
 DISKSPC                         A                1.07
 DISKUS                          P                3.0
 DOODLE                          P                1.0b
*DUNE GRAPH                      P                0.2
 DUPLICATOR                      P                1.2
*EASE                            P                3.1
 E-COPY                          P                1.6
 ED-HAK                          P/A              3.03
*EGALE                           P                1.26
*ESS CODE                        P                6.0
*EVEREST                         P                3.3
 EXTENDOS                        P                1.1
 FALCON BOOT                     P                1.2
 FALCON SPEED (PC EMULATOR)      P                6.0
*FANSI (ANSI EDITOR)             P                1.009
 FAST FILEMOVER                  P/A              1.41
 FCOPY                           P/A              III - 5.2.1990
*FCOPY PRO                       P/A              1.2
 FIRE PACKER                     P                2.01
*FLASH II                        P                2.8
 FLOPPYSHOP ATARI CATALOGUE      T                6.2
 FLOPPYSHOP FALCON CATALOGUE     T                1.1
*FLYDIALS                        P                4.9
 FONT TRICKS                     A                2.0
 FORM DO IT!                     P                1.2e
*FREEMEM                         P                1.2
 FPRINT                          P                1.0
 FUZZYCLOCK                      P/A              1.14
 GEM ++ (GEM LIBRARY)            S                1.7
*GEM BENCH                       P                3.41 [4.00]
 GEMINI                          P                1.99
*GEM TARGA                       P                0.05
 GEM TEST                        P                2.0
*GEMVIEW                         P                3.05
 GENEVA                          P                1.02
 GENUS 2                         P                2.1
*GERMAN TO ENGLISH TRANSLATOR    P                3.0
 GFA ASSEMBLER                   P                1.5
 GFA BASIC                       P                3.6TT [4.0]
 GFA BASIC COMPILER              P                3.50 [4.0]
 GFA BASIC LINKER                P                3.02 [4.0]
*GFA BASIC 3.5 SYSTEM SHELL      P                1.6
 GIGA DEPACKER                   P                2.2
*GOLLUM PACKER                   P                2.81e
 G+PLUS                          P?               1.5
*GRAMMARIAN                      P                1.5.2
 GUI 4 GFA (PREV. FRONT END)     P                1.1a
 GUITARISTICS                    P                1.96
 HANDY                           A                1.3
 HARDCHOR                        P                0.9ß
 HARDWARE REGISTERS LISTING      T                7.0
 HARLEKIN                        A                3.0
 HDI (AHDI, THE HD DRIVER)       P                6.06
 HD INSTALL (ATARI UTILITY)      P                5.00
 HDX (ATARI UTILITY)             P                5.04
 HISCORE TERMINAL UTILITY        P                1.0
 HOTWIRE                         P                3.0
*HOWFAST                         P                1.12
 HYPERFORMAT                     P                3.29
 ICD HD BOOT                     P                6.2.0
*ICD PRO UTILITIES               P                6.51
*IMAGECOPY                       A                3.01
 IMPLOID                         P/A              1.2
*INFODESK DISK MAGAZINE SHELL    P                4.10
 INTERFACE                       P                2.20 [-]
 INTERLINK                       P                1.89
*JAM PACKER                      P                4.0
*JPEG DECODER (BRAINSTORM)       P                0.93ß
*JPEG VIEWER (BRAINSTORM)        P/A              1.1
*JUKEBOX                         P                1.4
*KANDINSKY                       P                1.70
 KAOSDESK                        P                1.4.1
 KLEISTERSCHEIBE                 -                2.33
 KNIFE ST                        P                1.23
 KOBOLD                          P/A              2.5
 KWIKVIEW                        P                2.1
 LAPCAT                          P                1.02
*LASER AND MEN                   P                1.0
 LATTICE C                       P                5.6 (6.0)
 LHARC SELF EXTRACTING ARCHIVE   P                1.13S
*LED PANEL                       P                2.70
 LET 'EM FLY                     P                1.20 [-]
 LITTLE GREEN SELECTOR           P                1.8D
*LOB'S FILE COMPRESSOR           P                2.08ß
 LOOKIT (CODEHEAD)               P                1.2
*LSD PACKER                      P                1.2
 LUFTSCHLOß                      P                2.3
*LZH                             P                3.01
*LZH SELF EXTRACTING ARCHIVE     P                1.3S
*LZH SHELL                       P                3.01
*MAC SEE                         P                2.00
 MAGIC SHADOW ARCHIVER           P                2.3+
 MAG!X                           P                2.0
*MARCEL WORD PROCESSOR           P                2.2.2 [2.3]
*MASTERBROWSE                    P                4.4
 MASTERCACHE                     P                2.77
 MAXIDISK                        P                2.2
 MAXIFILE III                    P                3.0
 M-DISK                          A                6.94
 MEGA CHECK 2                    P                2.01
 MEGA PAINT II                   P                3.01 (6.0)
*MEGA PAINT II PROFESSIONAL      P                4.0 [6.0]
+MEGA DEPACK IS NOW CALLED NEW DEPACK!
 MEGATIZER                       P                2.4
*MEMWATCH                        P/A              1.2
*METADOS                         P                2.3
 MICRODOS                        P                1.21
 MICRO EMACS                     P                3.12
 MIDI MAX                        P?               1.3
 MIDI SPY                        P?               1.2
 MIGHTY MONO EMULATOR II         P                2.0
*MINIPRINT                       P                2.0b
*MINT (MULTITOS)                 P                1.10
 MODEST                          P                0.8
 MODUL PLAYER                    P                3.1
 MONOPACK                        P                1.2
 MONULATOR                       P                1.85
 MORTIMER (DELUXE)               P                3.03 (3.10)
 MOUNTAIN QWK                    P                1.17
 MOUSE ACCELERATOR III           P                4.0
*MOUSE-KA-MANIA II               P+A              2.1
 MULTIDESK DELUXE                A                3.4a
 MULTI DEPACK                    P                2.0
 MULTI DIALOG                    P/A              1.03
*MUSICOM                         P                2.1
 MUSIX32                         P                1.01
 MUTIL (MICHTRON DISK UTILITIES) P                2.1
 NAME GENERATOR                  P                1.5 - 24-9-93!
 NAUGHTY UNPACKER                P                2.5
 NEOCHROME                       P                1.0
 NEOCHROME MASTER                P                2.28 (-)
*NEODESK                         P                3.04 [4.00]
 NEODESK CLI                     P                2.2
 NEODESK RECOVERABLE TRASHCAN    A                1.3
*NETHACK                         P                3.1.1
 NEWBELL                         P                1.1
 NEW DEPACK                      P                1.01
*NVDI                            P                2.50 [3.0]
*OCR                             P                1.25
*OCULTAR                         P+A              3.01b
*OMEN                            P                2.46
 OMIKRON BASIC COMPILER          P                3.06
 OMIKRON BASIC INTERPRETER       P                3.03
 PACK ICE                        P                2.40
 PA PACK                         P                1.01
*PAULA                           A                2.2a
 PLAGS                           P                2.0ß
*PFX PROGRAM PACKER              P                3.1b
 PICSWITCH                       P                1.01
 PINHEAD                         P                2.1
*POISON!                         P/A              2.31
 POPUP (CODEHEAD)                P                1.3
*POV RAYTRACER                   P                2.2
 POWERDOS                        P                1.12
 PROBE ST                        P                2.0
*PROFILE (SYSTEM CHECKER)        P                1.53
 PROTEXT                         P                5.52 [6.00]
 PROTRACKER/FALCON               P                2.1a/1.2p
*PS CONTROL                      P                2.0
 PS CONTROL, CPX VERSION         A                1.02
 QD PLAY                         P                3.1
 QUICK INDEX                     P                2.2
 QUICK ST                        P                3.03
*QUILL                           P                1.01
*RAINBOW                         P                1.0 [2.0]
 REDACTEUR, LE                   P                3.15 (4.0)
*REVENGE DOC DISPLAYER           P                3.20 [3.30]
 REVOLVER                        A                1.1
*REZ FOOLER                      P                1.2
*RTSYSINFO                       P                1.00
 RUFUS                           P?               1.35
 SAGROTAN                        P                4.17 (-)
 SEARCHER DELUXE                 P/A              2.01
 SELECTRIC                       P                1.10
*SENTRY PACKER                   P                2.05
*SEURAT                          P                2.80
*SILKBOOT                        P                2e
 SILKMOUSE                       P/A              3.2
 SNAPSHOT (GST)                  A                1.04
 SOUNDMACHINE II                 P                1.0
*SPECTRE GCR                     P                3.1 [3.2]
*SPEED OF LIGHT                  P                3.1 [-]
*SPEEDO GDOS                     P                4.2 [5.0]
*SPLITTER 2                      P                2.0
 SQUISH II (USED TO BE DC SQUISH)P/A              2.12
 STAD                            P                1.3+
 STALKER                         P                3.02
 STDCAT                          P                5.2b
 STENO                           P                2.0
 ST_NCODE                        P/A              1.21
 ST MIRROR II                    P                2.61
*STORMTRACKER                    P                0.81
 STOS BASIC                      P                2.6
 STOS COMPILER                   P                2.7
*STOS FIX                        P                3.0
*ST TOOLS                        P                1.93
*ST ZIP                          P                2.6
*ST ZIP SELF EXTRACTING ARCHIVE  P                2.6
 SUPERBASE PROFESSIONAL          P                3.02
 SUPERBOOT                       P                8.1 [-]
 SUPER FORMATTER                 P                2.0
 SYSINFO                         P                8.37
*SYSMON (BY KARSTEN ISAKOVICS)   P                1.0.8 [1.0.9]
 SYSTEM AUDIO MANAGER            P+A              2.21
 TCACHE                          P                6.0
*TEDDY TERM                      P                2.12
*TEMPLEMON                       P                2.02
 TEMPUS (EDITOR)                 P                2.12 (2.13)
 TEMPUS WORD                     P                2.80
*TERADESK                        P                1.39 [-]
*THAT'S WRITE                    P                3.1g
*THUNDER PACKER                  P                2.0
 TINY TERM                       P?               2.10
 TOXIS                           P                5.5
*TRIPLE YAHOO                    P                1.0
 TRUEDISK (RAM DISK)             P                2.0
 TRUE PAINT                      P                1.02
 TURBO ARC                       P                5.21
 TURBO ASSEMBLER                 P                1.7.2
 TURBO C                         P                2.03
 TURBO ST                        P/A              1.84
*TWO IN ONE                      P                1.07
*ULTIMATE TRACKER                P                2.0
*ULTIMATE VIRUS KILLER           P/A              6.3 [6.4]
 UNARJ                           P                2.41
 UNIVERSAL ITEM SELECTOR III     P                3.32
 UNIVERSAL PROGAM UNPACKER       P                1.08ß
*VIEW II                         P+A              2.0 [2.5]
 VIRENDETEKTOR                   P                3.1l [-]
 VIRENTOD                        P                1.8
 VIRUS FIXER                     P                1.04
 VKILL (MUG UK'S S.V.K.)         P                1.0
 VKILLER                         P                3.84
*VOXMAIL                         P                0.99
 WARP 9                          P/A              3.8
 WARP 9 CONTROL PANEL            A                1.6
 WATCH IT                        P                1.0a
 WELLER TOOLS                    P                3.02
*WHATIS FILE IDENTIFIER          P/A              6.7
 WINLUPE                         P/A              6.60
 WINREC                          P                1.35
*WINX                            P                2.3ß
 WORD PERFECT                    P                4.1 (4.2)
 WORD PLUS                       P                4.02
 WOWBAGGER, SON OF               A                3.5 [4.2]
 X-BOOT                          P                3.10
 X-CONTROL (ATARI EXT.CTRL.PNL)  A                1.31
 X-COPY PROFESSIONAL             P                1.3
 X-UTILITIES                     A                2.11E
 ZOO                             P                2.1
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