DID YOU KNOW THAT.... by Richard Karsmakers
...we have recently acquired our thirteenth and fourteenth
...they live in Denmark and South Africa?
...one of them is Andreas Ramos, leader of a large 68000
usergroup in rhus, Jgergrdsgade 142.2, 8000 rhus C,
...he's probably our eldest distributor, being already in his
...the second one is Petar Soldo, 37 Wilcocks Road, Bayswater,
Bloemfontein, 9301 South Africa?
...we are momentarily negotiating with two more usergroups in the
United States to share Mr. David Meile's ST NEWS distribution
...it might also be possible that we have official distributors
in Turkey and Spain soon?
...we got a lot of reaction to the previous issue of ST NEWS,
which is still considered to be the best one ever made?
...they weren't only positive?
...people tended to react extremely negative sometimes with
regard to the SAG article I wrote?
...you will be able to read everything about those reactions as
well as some more in the "SAG Part II" article in this issue
of ST NEWS?
...this issue of ST NEWS is dedicated to Mr. J.R.R. Tolkien, the
highly acclaimed author of books like "Lord of the Rings"?
...a feature article will tell you more about this miraculous man
that succeeds in keeping many people enthralled throughout his
...Stefan and myself recently both re-read "Lord of the Rings"?
...one discovers more aspects of the story and its characters
every time one reads it?
...we have tried to use a lot of Tolkienish language in this
...we hope we have succeeded in that (not having made a fool of
ourselves while trying)?
...the next issue was originally to be dedicated to Jean Michel
...this master of synthesized music recently performed Live in
London with a ginormous laser'n'light show?
...Stefan and myself wanted to go there, but it was sold out?
...we cannot dedicate our next issue to Jean Michel, because the
recent issue of "News Channel" was already dedicated to him?
...we will probably dedicate it to Douglas Adams or so?
...the picture in this time's issue was taken from Dinamic's
"Army Moves" game?
...it displays incredible graphic artist's craftsmanship?
...this issue was also launched a bit later than expected?
...this was due to me moving to Utrecht and Stefan visiting the
United States for a couple of weeks?
...we will therefore publish the next issue sooner?
..., this time, we could again make a selection of articles we
...there was too much to publish all?
...ST NEWS now seems to run smoothly since about half a year?
...this issue features a second (quite LENGTHY) real-time
...it was written during the finishing and programming of ST NEWS
Volume 3 Issue 4 and "Synth Sample V"?
...that happened in a weekend at Stefan's place, where I stayed
for two days?
...that weekend will henceforth be called "The Computer Orgy"?
...the article was too big to be published in one part, so we had
to split it up?
...we also got some swell assistance from a friend of Stefan
...you will be able to read the whole and uncensored truth in the
articles "ORGY PART I" and ORGY PART II"?
...GST will soon launch "First Word Plus 3.0"?
..."ST Info" has recently launched their last issue (number 5)?
...this does not mean a full stop?
..., next year, they will start with a new (GEM-driven!) disk
magazine called "ST Bulletin"?
...it will be published in separate English and Dutch versions?
...the English version will be done by an Englishman in Belgium?
...this should assure good English?
...their last "ST Info"-issue (Number five), is largely filled
with stuff taken from "Nutworks" (about JUST the same we used
in a previous ST NEWS issue)?
...Microdeal has a new PR lady?
...she's called Joanne Sharp, who takes over the job from Tracey
...this issue of ST NEWS features another brilliant competition?
...this time, copies of the new Telecom game "Whirligig" are to
...read all about that in this time's competition article?
...you will also be able to read there who won the "Vixen"
competition we offered in ST NEWS Volume 3 Issue 4?
...it is said that Rainbird, Mirrorsoft and Psygnosis will join
under the name "Triad"?
...a notorious German company has ripped off my "Virus
...their program recognizes the same viruses and bootsectors as
my "VDU", the latter by exactly the SAME BYTES on the SAME
LOCATIONS in the bootsector?
...their program is sold at a price that is five times as high as
that of my "VDU"?
...I find this very ridiculous as well as annoying, because these
s.ckers blew my chance to sell my "VDU" to an English company?
..., needless to say, I have removed them from my 'update' list?
...I am still VERY ANGRY at the writer of that program?
...they have robbed me off a 20,000 guilder deal?!
...they used to spread (by mistake?!) a virus on one of their
earlier programs, too?
...this is beginning to sound like 'ripping off customers'?
...an acquaintance of mine wasn't surprised?
...he had always thought these people where swindlers?
...this notorious company frequently launches programs in
advertisements, and only actually starts writing and marketing
them once enough people have pre-ordered them?
...I will not spill more words on these guys?
...a large German magazine tried to buy Adventure Wizard Math
Claessens away from ST NEWS?
...the new Dutch disk magazine "News Channel" also approached him
to write adventure solutions exclusively for them?
...he refused, again?
...I thought that "News Channel" did not want to compete with ST
NEWS (Gaston, one of the authors, said so to me, anyway)?
...they now try to pinch away our authors?!
...I find this very strange, and not quite un-competitive?
...STRIKE-a-LIGHT has finally launched a new version of their
"Picworks", version 2.1?
...it supports the SLM804 laserprinter, and the user interface
has been fully rewritten?
...Stefan recently obtained a demo of Incentive's new game
...it looks very 3D and very exciting?
...we hope to feature a full review of this game in the next
issue of ST NEWS?
...thanks need to go to the Stichting STEM for supplying this
...this issue of ST NEWS was finished in my new "student's room"
...Stefan had to drag his whole harddisk to me for that purpose?
...it took some time for me to get used to the new setup for my
...it is now located on a higher table?
...this might even prevent me from getting neck-aches after long
...we don't have a Forth course part this time?
...this is due to an error of Stefan "I'm only human?!" Posthuma?
...he forgot to bring the article with him to my place?
...we will continue in the next ST NEWS issue with part XI?
...we are very sorry for the inconvenience?
...no blame whatever is to be cast upon Mr. Janssen?
...the Canadian disk magazine "F.A.S.T.E.R." will be launching a
new setup soon?
...it is not yet entirely certain what will change?
...they surely take long to do it, since no issues have been seen
here for about half a year now?
...the entire editorial staff of ST NEWS wishes them lots of
success with whatever will be their new setup?
...the regular (regular means: Published on paper) magazine "Page
6" will also go through a facelift?
...this is the reason why their most recent issue came out a bit
...there is a new version of the "5 in 1 RAMDISK" program that
was reviewed in ST NEWS Volume 3 Issue 2?
...one can now edit the sequence files?
...you can also edit its filename?
...the mysterious vanishing of the AUTO folder has vanished?
...the fastload now also works for the Blitter-TOS?
...the drive A motor will be turned off when its not activated by
the desktop (a bug most people probably never discovered)?
...automatic key sequences can be played invisibly?
...thanks need to go to its author, Maarten de Rijk, for
revealing this small list?
...he is working on a version with even better hard disk handling
and the possibility to use drive C as a RAMdisk, too?
...there is a nice trainer possibility for Microdeal's
...you should type in "cuthbertneck" (leave out the quotes),
after which you can toggle a shield on or off in the game
...Frank and myself played the game for over an hour, reaching a
score of about half a million?
...the game did not seem to end, so we had to quit?
...we also had to do this because "Family Ties" was soon to begin
on the TV?
...Michael J. Fox won an Emmy award with his "Family Ties"
...there is also a trainer possibility for U.S. Gold's "Outrun"?
..., whilst playing, you should type "STARION"?
...you can then use the following keys:
B: Extended play
D: Save screen picture
Q: Programmers information
S: Advance one stage
T: Extra 10 seconds time
X: Exits game
...there are some tips for Mandarin's "Starquake" as well?
...the transporter codes are: ADKEA, KWANG, CWORE, BORNO, NICHA,
SOCHI, HINDI, ROKEA, KALED, TSOIN, LUANG, TABET, SOLUN, DAVRO,
FLIED and CHING?
...these trainer tips are mostly derived from the popular and
excellent games magazine "ST Action" from the UK?
...there is one to follow, regarding (the English version of)
...you should orbit on a planet with an alien called Yuko on it
(if not, then it's best to restart)?
...you should then talk about his father, Maxon, after which Yuko
will give you the cordinates for Croolis-Ulv, as well as a
...you should then go to Croolis-Ulv, where an alien gives you
the cordinates to Croolis-Var?
...you should go there and destroy it, then return to Croolis-
...you should keep on talking to the alien until he gives you the
cordinates of the Forbidden Planet (Sinox)?
...you should go there, give the code to the Guardian Robot and
...Brderbund, the U.S. company that still leaves us waiting for
"Print Shop", "Karateka" and the superb game "Lode Runner" has
now launched a game called "Typhoon Thompson"?
...many people already call it "technically the most perfect game
ever seen on any computer"?
...this is probably due to the EXCELLENT and SIMPLY PERFECT
animation (ABSOLUTELY flawless - even much better then
"Goldrunner" and the kind!!)?
...you will be able to read more about it elsewhere in this issue
of ST NEWS?
...the "Stichting STEM" in Amsterdam now has a disk newsletter as
...Stefan did their 'User environment'?
...it therefore looks very much like ST NEWS?
...the articles are a mixture of Dutch and English?
...Metallica and Queensrche will perform at Leiden, Holland, at
November 5th 1988?
...I definitely intend to go there (I already have my ticket)?
...Metallica's new album, "...and Justice for all" is
...it's still heavy but also technically outstanding?
...that's about it for this time's issue of ST NEWS?
...I will therefore utter the profound wish to meet you all again
in the next issue of ST NEWS: Volume 3 Issue 6 (which, as I
already stated, will be launched quite soon)!
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.