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ST NEWS Volume 5 Issue 2
Released on Monday, December 24th 1990

 Dear reader,
 Violent ghusts of pride or slithering and throbbing down our spines in  
a  very  flolloppy way as we yet again present to you an issue  of  the  
wholly wholesome international disk magazine  ST NEWS .
 This time it is the 28th issue in total and the first 'undead' issue -  
 ST NEWS  Volume 5 Issue 2.  We know it has been a long time since  the  
previous  issue,  but  you've got to take into  consideration  that  we  
actually stopped with it and that the 'undead' issues are made for  the  
sole  purpose of getting rid of excessive inspiration.  These  'undead'  
issues will not appear as often as you were used to,  but we hope  that  
the quality standard will still be the same as that in the previous  27  
 We still like  ST NEWS  and therefore we still continue making it - be  
it not entirely official any more.
 This  issue's got some pretty interesting stuff to offer.  Apart  from  
the  usual  titbits,  there are also some  quite  interesting  software  
reviews (with some emphasis on reader matter as you may have  expected)  
and some rather interesting offerings in the PROGRAMS folder.
 What  about  a  new version of  "NeoChrome"?  What  about  a  swearing  
accessory?  What about a GfA Basic Tricks article that explains you how  
to  open all the borders? What about the very BEST packer  around? What  
about reviews of "Fire & Brimstone",  "Shadow of the  Beast",  "Flood",  
"Lode  Runner",  "Universal Item Selector III",  "Neodesk  3",  "Deluxe  
Paint  ST"  and  other programs?  What about  some  rather  interesting  
feature articles?  What about some interesting facts about the  biggest  
Coding Conference this side of the year 2001, due just before Christmas  
in  Holland? What about the latest news concerning viruses on  the  ST?  
And  what  about  the  first  issue  of  the  brand  new   sub-magazine  
"JournaLYNX" and the usual (very hot) adventure solutions?
 We've got it all in this issue!
 Hence our pride.
 Finishing  this  issue was the usual chaos  involving  bugs,  crashing  
systems, a bottle of Plantiac Vieux (The Divine Fluid) and a picture of  
Gard (The Minute Microbe) 'topless'.
 Apart from the usual articles and the thingies in the PROGRAMS folder,  
you  should  also know that we have a/some  rather  interesting  hidden  
article(s)  -  and  a compo in connection with  it/them!  Go  and  find  
it/them and laugh your head off!
 Well,  we don't have much more to say here,  except for the fact  that  
this issue of  ST NEWS  is,  as usual,  Public Domain and may be copied  
as  much  as you want to anyone you want.  It can be copied  using  any  
standard copier; this disk is formatted using the standard double sided  
format with 80 tracks (0-79) and 9 sectors per track.
 We wish you lots of fun reading this issue. We hope you like it.
 Stefan Posthuma and Richard Karsmakers
 The Ex-Editorial staff of  ST NEWS  
 - or -
 The Undead Editorial staff of the undead  ST NEWS  
P.S. Should you not have it yet,  it is very advisable to get our Final  
     Compendium.  It  is supplied on two double-sided disks  only,  and  
     features ALL articles of interest that ever appeared in the  first  
     26 issues...
     Getting it is highly recommendable.
     Due to various reasons like Lack of Time, Other Things On Mind and  
     the  discovery that Qabalism is interesting after  all,  the  demo  
     bits  are a bit neglected in this issue.  Hence the Nano  Demo  (a  
     demo comprising of a picture, a scrolline and 1 timer B interrupt)  
     for  color monitor owners and the lack of any monochrome  demo  or  
     picture.  Sorry folks,  but I think the massive amount of articles  
     should make it up!
                           ** STOP PRESS **
Just like Stefan (refer to the Correspondence Address in this issue),
Richard is going to move. From Januari 1st 1991 his address will be:
  Richard Karsmakers
  Looplantsoen 50
  3523 GV Utrecht
  The Netherlands

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Emulation note

To run with Hatari, use TOS 2.06

To run with STeem, 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.