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!
(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 Any contact and/or payment information, as well as deadlines/release dates of any kind should be regarded as outdated.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.