ST NEWS Volume 2 Issue 1
Released on Saturday, January 3rd 1987
Hereby we present you the latest issue of ST NEWS, together with
our best wishes for 1987 (may the lords of software be mercyful
upon all of us so that all software houses start writing software
for the ST series!).
It was quite a ginormous problem to put together this issue of ST
NEWS, which is because of the fact that we wanted to compile the
program. The strangest errors appeared at the strangest places due
to resident errors on the GfA Basic compiler we used (version 1.0).
I think the program was a bit too difficult (it uses a lot of
variables) so it might be very well possible that there will occur
several more or less serious errors during operation of ST NEWS.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you find a failsafe way to
encounter an error using ST NEWS (?!). We hope an update version of
the compiler will make the program fullproof next time. We therefore
wish to apologize for possible inconveniences due to compiled errors -
the basic version was 100% proof! Because of these strange errors we
had to leave out some programming tricks supplied by the Strike-A-Light
group (they used a routine to 'drip' down a picture, that really needs
the RESERVE command that is not well compiled by the current compiler).
Instructions for use:
Doubleclick the name "ST_NEWS.PRG". If you want a full user manual,
simply move the mousepointer to "OPTIONS" in the program and then
down to "HOW TO USE ST NEWS". Click on that once it's reversed and
The disk can be copied with any protected copier since we used 80
tracks of 10 sectors per track!
We hope you enjoy yourself reading ST NEWS Volume 2 Issue 1, in spite
of possible errors that might occur during the sessions!
The editorial staff of ST NEWS:
P.S. Stop press: Summer Games is there!!!!! We hope to review it
in the next issue of ST NEWS....
To run with Hatari, use TOS 2.06
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 Any contact and/or payment information, as well as deadlines/release dates of any kind should be regarded as outdated.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.