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On  Friday,  Januari  16th I had a phonecall with the  people  of 
Commedia  (remember?  They are one of the shops in  Holland  that 
offer the newest software around!),  when they suggested making a 
seperate version of ST NEWS that would contain the best  articles 
that  had  appeared in Volume 1 of ST NEWS (that were  6  issues, 
with a total of 374 pages).
That evening, I starting working on the concept immediately and I 
also thought about a name.  After a while of thinking,  I came to 
"The  ST  NEWS  Volume  1  Compendium".  Basically,  making  this 
Compendium  took  no  longer than one  day,  but  I  struck  some 
difficulties with the program, that I was still actually adapting 
for ST NEWS Volume 1 Issue 2, that should be ready no sooner than 
the  end  of  Februari!  Many routines had not  yet  been  tested 
thoroughly and it therefore still may be that errors or bugs  are 
hidden somewhere deep in the program.  Many of the previous  bugs 
are disposed of, however, but we still had to use maxi-format! If 
you  want to copy this Compendium,  you should use  the  built-in 
copy option or another program that can copy protected disks  (80 
tracks of 10 sectors).

Some of the articles needed updating, sensoring (especially those 
taken from the first two issues!) and correcting (I did  discover 
some  crazy grammatical English errors!).  All programs were  re-
tested and SAVEd in the new version of GfA Basic (version 2.0) as 
far as they had been written in V1.0 of this Basic version.
The  'picture' option could this time not be included,  as  there 
was not enough room on this disk (not even when  maxi-formatted). 
I  hope to please everyone who thought ST NEWS was a  bit  clumsy 
during the Volume 1 Issues, by launching this Compendium version. 
Although  I  have taken much care to adapt the articles  so  that 
they don't 'branch' to other,  not included,  articles,  it might 
still occur. I'm sorry for that!


                                 Richard Karsmakers
                                 (Editor of ST NEWS)

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.