DID YOU KNOW THAT.... by Richard Karsmakers
...ST Club Eindhoven (P.O. Box 1424, 5602 BK, Eindhoven, The
Netherlands) has recently launched a superb initiative?
...it is called "Low Price Software"?
...they want to offer professional software at super-low prices?
...the packages include manuals if necessary?
...they want to launch "PicWorks V2.0", "Strikey", "Strike Adres"
and "The Artist +" soon?
..."Picworks v2.0" is an extended version of the current PD
..."Strikey" actually is a very enhanced sort of "Pacman"?
..."Strike Adres" is an extensive database for addresses?
...our good friend Stefan Posthuma will write "The Artist +"?
...neither of these programs will be sold through our PD?
...we might decide to start selling these programs through a
seperate service, as a kind of official dealer?
...this must be the best intiative I have ever heard?
...the programs will be introduced on the 25th of April on the
SAG day in the RAI in Amsterdam?
...the ACC will also be there, spreading ST NEWS?
...we hope that ST Club Eindhoven will continue thinking out
great ideas like these?
..."Low Price Software" covers a hole in the market between PD
and commercial software?
...they are looking for a better name than "Low Price Software"?
..., if you know a better name. you should call the "Strike-a-
Light" software group, at (Holland) 04977-2975?
...you might win a free "Low Price Software" program if they
decide to use your idea?
...you should now all start calling these guys?
...I now want to make known an astounding fact?
...we (that means Frank and myself, together with Hubert and Tako
Jan from ST Club Eindhoven) were thrown out of a computerclub
in Tilburg recently?
...this was because we happened to be members of the mentioned
club, with whose coordinator (that's Hubert van Mil) the 'big
boss' of Club Tilburg had had a difference of opinion on the
preceeding Club meeting in Eindhoven?
...the man was copying illegal software at our club?
...Hubert decided to throw him out of the club because he showed
a very defiant attitude?
...this was the cause of our untimely leave in Tilburg?
...we think this is quite childish?
...this also may be concluded when you hear that the very same
man invited some Amigas on his club?
...most ST users of the club considered that a stupid thing to
...I'll now go on with regular 'did you know that...' facts?
...Frank and myself are working on a documented ROM-listing
(Remember? That's 192 Kb!)?
...we don't know yet whether it will ever be published?
...we might just publish some of our findings in ST NEWS or other
...we now already know a lot of undocumented system variables?
...we now also know where the keyboard buffer is located (at
least, we think we know)?
...Tommy Software is launching a true game, called "Dizzy
...Hubert van Mil says it's a kind of "Marble Madness"?
...nothing is known about the game at the moment?
...we hope to review it soon in ST NEWS?
...the fabulous music programmer Rob Hubbard has now started
programming music on the ST?
...his first results can be heard in the demo from Microdeal's
"Goldrunner" (also present in our PD)?
...he used to make excellent music on the Commodore 64?
...he had turned to the Amiga originally?
...he has finally decided to be sensible and bought the ST?
...I suppose his Amiga is now 'gathering dust' in a corner of his
Newcastle residence, just like Mr. Minter's?
...you shouldn't wait a moment to order the demo through our PD?
...I hope the actual game will be ready soon as well?
...our "Amiga <> ST" dia show is nearing completion?
...we hope to launch it very soon, once we have beeped over a
considerable amount of Amiga pics to the ST?
...a friend of ours will also try to get some of the original
"Defender of the Crown" pictures on the ST?
...this might turn out to be a world premier for us?
...ST NEWS is now read in about 20 countries worldwide, and that
we have over 4500 readers?
...this can be called an astonishing success?
...we now offer an exclusive service for those who really like to
get their hands on a 1 Meg computer?
...it is possible to upgrade your computer from .5 to 1 Meg now
for 225 Dutch guilders?
...you'll only have to drop your computer at the address of Peter
...that address is Weringedonk 30, 5708 AM, Helmond, The
...his phone number is 04920-28662?
...you should get your megged computer back within a matter of a
...we are still trying to find out if it's possible to supply ROM
TOS for about 100 Dutch guilders (dear Mr. Kilwinger, is this
...ST Club Eindhoven is now busy designing a revolutionary sound
...it can sample on a rate from 0-60 KHz?
...the play-speed can be independently changed?
...it allows sampling of 20 seconds CD quality stereo music on a
1 Meg machine?
...it should be available soon at a very reasonable price?
...I hereby close down this article?
...I hope to see you again in ST NEWS Volume 2 Issue 4?
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.