DID YOU KNOW THAT... by Richard Karsmakers
...A lot of new software has arrived on the ST lately?
...you will find (p)reviews of most of them in this issue of ST
...Epyx is said to have launched their excellent game "G.I Joe"
on the ST?
...,on the Commodore 64, this game aroused enthusiastic
reactions, not only because of good music but also because the
graphics were impressive?
...we hope that this isn't a rumour?
..."Marble Madness" is finally said to be coming on the ST as
...Electronic Arts is writing software for the ST now?
...they will sooner or later leave the Amiga?
...that stupid (but oh so good) machine will probably die out
soon, due to large dumping adverts all over the world?
...we have found someone that can deliver cheap 3½" diskettes?
...they are priced according to this table: 10 disks 45 guilders,
20 disks 80 guilders, 40 disks 150 guilders and 100 disks for
...these are all including prices (even including delivery to
...you'll have to call Holland 04498-53090 for more information?
...the above prices are for Holland only?
...ordering them and paying in advance or giro account nr.
1148673 t.n.v. A. van der Veen, Born, even decrements the
price with 5 guilders for a whole package?
...dealer enquiries are welcomed?
...you can also write to him for ordering, on Verzendhuis Compra,
Omstraat 44, 6121 LM Born, The Netherlands?
...he also offers 5¼" disks for 105 guilders (100xSS) or 125
...the ACC sound digitizer probably willbe discontinued?
...this is due to a high risk factor on Jos' (our hardware man's)
...the digitizer we're offering, the one from Happy Computer
magazine, still isn't working one bit?
...I hope that it finally will, since I have already ordered (and
...Synth Sample III is now ready?
...it offers 14 nice pictures, with 14 nice pieces of music?
...we have also launched Synth Sample IV (for monochrome, unlike
Synth Sample III)?
...you can read all about it in an article in this issue of ST
...we have heard that a company called ECO soft in Germany is
...this really isn't much to worry about?
...this company is, according to one of our correspondents, only
there to make you wallet a bit thinner?
...they have a DM 10,- worthless piece of paper they call a
catalogue, in which they offer over 100 disk of PD?
...,in real, about 40 disks contain different PD?
...you should not make any deals with these guys?
...you should better order your PD software through us?
...there are many other legitimate PD dealers all over the world
that can supply you with titles that aren't contained in our
...some magnificent games are recently launched on the ST as
...we have seen screenshots from "International Karate", "Karate
Kid II" (the game, not the demo), "Star Trek" and "Space
...we hope to review these games in the next issue of ST NEWS?
...another game is now ready?
...it is called "SDI" and it is made by the same people that made
the truly magnificent Amiga-game "Defender of the Crown"?
...it should be available at the launch of this issue of ST NEWS?
...GfA Systemtechnik has finally launched the lonmg awaited Basic
...this issue of ST NEWS is compiled with one that was supplied
by Commedia in Amsterdam, The Netherlands?
...we will shortly be able to publish some articles written by
Holger Gehrmann (the man behind "Extensor" and "Hollywood
Poker") in ST NEWS?
...he promised to write a few articles about advanced sound
programming on the ST?
...this will be an ST NEWS-exclusive?
...these articles will appear either in ST NEWS Volume 2 Issue 2
or Volume 2 Issue 3?
...all of you will then be able to program excellent music?
...these are all the "did you know that.."s for this time?
...we hope to have gained more news & facts next time?
...this might very well turn out to succeed, since we have
recently launched our third - worldwide - offensive?
...this meant letters to Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia,
The U.S., the U.K. and Japan?
...the superb (!!!!) Amiga game "Defender of the Crown" is said
to be launched on the ST as well?
...the game is said to be exactly the same (except for the music)
than the Amiga version?
..."Defender of the Crown" is the most spectacular game ever to
be seen on any computer anywhere in the world?
...Commedia in Amsterdam (for address, see elsewhere) is
currently launching the correctly working GEM version of VIP?
...the MS/DOS emulator is said to become available soon?
...there will be a software-as well as a hardware version?
...the software version, however, will be supplied as a cartridge
...there now is a harddisk for DM 6900,- that offers 85 Mb?
...is can be bought at "Digital Project", P.O. Box 106169, D-2800
Bremen, West Germany (tel. 0421-591220)?
...there now is a 1024x1024 graphic card avialable for our little
...it doesn't need any modifications of your ST's hardware?
...it comes together with software and power supply?
...it costs DM 698,-?
...you can write to Ulrich Breuer & Andreé Benninghoff,
Sonnenstr. 24, 5800 Hagen 7, West Germany?
..."Western Games" is also said to be launched on the ST?
...the last issue of the German magazine "ST Computer" contained
eight empty pages?
...I hope this is an error that only counts for a minor
percentage of the total amount of published magazines?
...I hope to receive a normal issue soon?
...the HCC (Hobby Computer Club) Amsterdam is going to organize a
MIDI demonstration evening?
...this event will take place on Monday, Januari 26th?
...is will happen in the STEIM studios, Achtergracht 19,
Amsterdam and will start at 20.00 hours?
..., normally, the HCC Amsterdam organizes four computer meetings
...these are held at "Het Kraaiennest", Polderweg 94. Amsterdam-
...the fourth meeting of the month is always devoted to the ST?
..., if you want to visit the MIDI evening, you'll have to make a
...you can do this by sending a post card to HCC-A'dam,
organization MIDI evening, P.O. Box 17067, 1001 JB Amsterdam,
...you should add your phone number in case you'll have to be no-
tified that is has reached maximum capacity?
...entrance is free for HCC members?
...I forgot to mention a usergroup in our "User Group Update"?
...this is: Atari Gebruikers Regio Leiden, Kooikerspad 1,
Zoeterwoude, The Netherlands (Tel. 01714-4129)?
...Jos came with that address just before ST NEWS was to be
...you hereby notice one of the main advantages of ST NEWS -
...we will now close down this column?
...we all hope you will have a healthy 1987?
...we hope to see you again around Februari-March in ST NEWS
Volume 2 Issue 2?
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.