Fact of the month:
Did you know that sheep may very well have the biggest bollocks
seen in any animals, relatively spoken?
DID YOU KNOW THAT...
...this is ST NEWS Volume 6 Issue 2?
...it is the third 'undead' issue, and the 30th in total?
...ST NEWS existed five years on Friday, July 26th 1991?
...this means that this is our first lustrum issue, as we have
indeed succeeded in surviving five years (even though we went
'undead' in the process)?
...I am very proud of the fact that ST NEWS is still working
after all this time?
...some reflections on the past five years can be read elsewhere
in this issue?
...Stefan and myself will probably continue for another five
...I can only foresee an end to ST NEWS at the moment when a
completely new, much better and well selling computer will be
...this machine will not only have to be good, but it will also
have to have chances at becoming VERY popular, and not based
on ancient MS-DOS architecture?
...this will probably take quite a while yet?
...there are again some interesting things to be found in this
issue's PROGRAMS folder?
...I would like to mention a very handy accessory called
...this allows you to load/unload any accessories at any time you
want (though preferably in the desktop, of course)?
...the folder also contains a program called "FormDoIt" by Dan
Wilga, author of NeoDesk?
...this program creates keyboard shortcuts for all alert boxes,
item selectors and dialog boxes?
...it is brilliant?
...my headache obliteration device (the Aiwa HS-J202 walkman)
recently ceased to operate?
...this was due to the rechargable battery not having been
recharged for about 1.5 years?
...this taught me the following: Always recharge lead batteries
as quickly as possible after them running out?
...Stefan will probably run into the same problem one day?
...this problem, in case you were wondering, also applies to the
Sony rechargable batteries in Discmans and stuff?
...some kind of bootleg CD company in Italy did a double live
...it features about 120 minutes of good quality music (ADD!) of
a concert off the Empire tour done in Italy last December?
...as I considered the concert of the Empire tour I saw the best
ever I saw in my life, I was very happy upon discovering this
...as a matter of fact, I am listening to it now?
...it captures the atmosphere in a rarely efficient way?
...another bootleg CD in this 'Metal Star' series is a double-CD
done at Iron Maiden's "Seventh Tour of a Seventh Tour"?
...quality is similar?
...this particular gig was one at the Hammersmith Odeon, in
...there's even a Joe Satriani bootleg, called "Guitar Killer"?
...it's the full concert of which 3 tracks were taken on the
"Dreaming #11" EP?
...quality is excellent (identical to the EP)?
...I really like this bootleg boom?
...the most brilliant bootleg yet, however, is a CD of the
"Damaged Justice Tour '89" of Metallica?
...it is one of the damned best CDs I now have in my collection?
...it is a double CD of very good quality with excellent audience
...it features a massive twenty-nine songs, taped on February
22nd 1989 during a "Live Grammy Award Show" at the Shrine
Auditorium in Los Angeles?
...the songs featured on the CD are:
CD 1 CD 2
Intro (1'52") Seek And Destroy (7'55")
Blackened (6'36") ..And Justice For All (10'46")
For Whom The Bell Tolls (5'00") Smoke On The Water (1'46")
Welcome Home (6'29") How Many More Times (1'49")
Harvester Of Sorrow (5'49") Black Night (1'47")
Eye Of The Beholder (6'35") Creeping Death (7'56")
Jason Newsted Solo (5'50") Fade To Black (7'13")
To Live Is To Die (2'10") Kirk Hammett Solo (2'59")
Master Of Puppets (8'02") Little Wing (3'32")
One (8'01") Battery (4'52")
Symptom O.T. Universe (1'48")
Run To The Hills (1'49")
Last Caress (1'47")
Symptom O.T. Universe (1'48")
Am I Evil? (3'09")
(disc 2 track 15 is actually track 16's intro)
(disc 2 tracks 3,4 and 5 are ultra-short plus audience noise)
(disc 2 last track is a commercial TV grammy award recording)
...I think this I quite an excellent collection?
...the only song I can remember they played in Europe which is
not on this CD is "The Four Horsemen"?
...this lack can be lived with, however?
...it totals to 125 bloody minutes of the Best Metal Ever?
..., on the 'regular' CD front, there is not as much to tell?
...I can, however, thoroughly advise the fifth Metallica album
...it is actually the very best Metallica album yet?
...I have to tell you that, in case you don't buy it, the wrath
of the Spirits of Doom will descend on you?
...they will turn you inside out, eat your intenstines, shove the
new CD down your oesophagus and then force you to buy it?
...this threat is to be taken seriously, so you should all get
out and buy the "Metallica" CD now ?
...the CD single of "Enter Sandman" is also worth while if you're
deep into Metallica?
...it features a cover of Queen's "Stone Cold Crazy" and an
"Enter Sandman" demo?
...Napalm Death also did a CD single?
...it's called "Mass Appeal Madness"?
...the Bitmap Brothers have launched a data disk for "Cadaver"
called "Cadaver - The Payoff"?
...they will soon do "Magic Pockets" and another game that is
bound to be equally brilliant by the name of "The Chaos
...you may see me at the Monsters of Rock festival, September 1st
in Nijmegen, Holland?
...an extensive covering of that concert may be expected in the
upcoming issue of ST NEWS?
...Douglas Adams is working on two new books?
...one of them will be a fifth part of the Hitchhiker Trilogy,
and will be called "Mostly Harmless"?
...the other will be about some things he came up with while
writing "Last Chance to See"?
...there will soon be another disk magazine on the market?
...it will be called "STabloid", will be made by Dutch and
written in English?
...I have seen the user interface which looks flippin' brilliant
...it's got colours and animation and lots more?
...I can't wait to get my hands on the first issue?
...there is a new Malmsteen Fanclub?
...it's called Malmsteen Marauders, and the address is P.O. Box
12196, Tallahassee, FL 32317-2196, U.S.A.?
...a new Malmsteen album is to be expected in January 1992?
...Dutch summer only started on last July 3rd 1991?
..., before that date, it was all shit that the weather offered?
...now it is extremely hot?
...I go swimming regularly?
...hayfever strikes gruesomely, however, causing me to walk
around with itchy eyes and short breath?
...this issue is quite filled with non-computer-related stuff?
...we hope you like this, as this tendency is prone to continue?
...I have stumbled across some info on the "Panther", the new
Atari games console that may (or may not) happen before XMas
...we're talking of a 16 Mhz 68000 (the Mega Drive's got an 8 Mhz
one, and the Famicom's got 12 Mhz) and a 29-bit digital sound-
signal processor which has 25 separate voices (with individual
...the 32 Mhz video chip can display 2000 sprites, do smooth
scrolling, and shrinking/zooming?
...it's got 262,144 colours in its palette, of which 32 can be
put on one line of a 320x200 non-interlaced screen (which adds
up to 7,860 colours on the screen)?
...the price is rumoured to be less than the Mega Drive (which is
...I hope it will actually HAPPEN?
...Atari is rumoured to plan an STPC?
...this will likely be a MEGA STE variety of some sort, with a PC
emulator built in?
...switching between modi would be possible with a switch on the
...Atari is also rumoured to do a 68040-based TT soon, with
multi-tasking and more of those drool-invoking bits?
...the 'regular' TT has had a price cut recently (now less than
£2000 in Britain?
...they will also soon do a CD-I (interactive CD) unit, offering
650 Mb storage among other things?
...Lucas (Crimson) has not been able to write one of his spiffin'
'walkthrough' articles for this issue?
...the reason is that he's actually writing a book, which absorbs
all his time?
...he has promised to write a brilliant article for the next
...there is a new version of "NEOChrome Master"?
...it is version 2.25?
...some of the new options include: The IFF save option now saves
the palette too, a big moving enlarger (x 4, x 8 and x 16), as
well as the alleviation of some bugs?
...many improvements are mentioned in the 'soon coming'
department of its document file?
..."Fletch" (with Chevy Chase) should definitely be rented by you
if, A: You've got a video recorder and B: Your local video
shop has it?
...ST NEWS is not the only disk magazine that has a celebration?
...TLB's disk magazine "Maggie" now exists for one year?
...they celebrated this with a spiffin' issue 5.0, filled with
multiple reviews, some brilliant intros and a gruesome menu
picture (sick indeed)?
...the entire ST NEWS editorial staff and all co-conspirators
would like to congratulate the "Maggie" writers?
...we hope you'll be with us for years to come?
...I have gathered some cheats?
...two worlds of "Populous" to check out are called "SHISODING"
...an cheat for the ancient but very enjoyable Steve Bak game
"Return to Genesis" is typing "WASP.ASM"?
...F5 will make your chip indestructible?
...you can end the game by selecting scientist "FESTUS" and
pressing the space bar to destroy your ship?
...the passwords to level two and three of Firebird's "Savage"
are "SABATTA" and "PORSCHE"?
...a cheat for "Toki" (a game by our dear friend M-Coder from
France) is to press Escape before the chap in the intro has
changed into a monkey, and then typing "POORTOKI"?
...you will now have some extra keys present?
...these keys are F1-F6 for getting to the level you want?
...the last cheat I can offer is for the ancient game "Virus" by
...you have to load the game, press space to start, and hold down
'enter' on the numeric keypad?
...you should keep the 'enter' key pressed, press 'P' and 'O' and
...a red bar below the altitude bar tells you if you succeeded to
activate the cheat properly?
...you can now press 'C' for special effects on/off, 'D' for demo
on/off, 'F' for refueling, 'L' to load an extra missile, 'M'
to give you extra lives and 'N' to turn the cheat mode off?
...Norway will probably join the EEC before the year 2000?
...the German company Galactic (from Essen) has launched a
program called "MusicMon"?
...this is quite a comfortable sound editor that allows music to
...the music is of quality comparable to Laurens van der Klis and
...the music quality and sound effects used actually sound so
much identical to Jochen's that one would think the synth was
ripped from him, or that he did it himself?
...I hope this is not the case?
...Marc Rosocha (ex-Thalion) is doing some great work with his
own label Eclipse?
...the first game to be launched will be "Monster Business",
cutesy platform game with some original elements that should
be out as you read this?
...he is also doing a shoot-'em-up called "Lethal Xcess", that
some people bill as "Wings of Death II"?
...more products are in the pipeline, with talented people like
The Lost Boys and some of The CareBears?
...the entire ST NEWS staff wishes Eclipse lots of good luck?
...Ronnie (yes, Ynnor the Divine One!) is back from the army?
...he is still together with Anne-Grete, the Perpetually Laughing
...he is reported to work in a furniture factory now?
...you should refer to the real time article if you like music?
...Mad Max, Chris of ULM and Spaz of TLB did a true bit of music
using advanced synths and samplers at the Delta Force
...it is for sale?
...details can be found in the mentioned real-time article?
...the Nutty Norwegians have bothered to get in touch with us
again after a very long time?
...this 'getting in touch' meant receiving an 846 Kb Crazy Letter
(300 pages) and a totally knackered Crazy Audio Tape to go
along with it?
...the tape was broken?
...we would like to thank especially Gard for the latter fact?
...stuff taken from this Ultimate Of Crazy Letters may be
featured in the following ST NEWS issues?
...Microprose is about to launch a game that may beat hell out of
...it will be called "Grand Prix Simulator", also to appear on
the ST, and it looks brilliant from what I've seen?
...it's all vector graphics?
...due to two appearances of a demo version of my "Ultimate Virus
Killer", lots of people now know the product?
...it appeared on the "ST Format" cover disk (average sale of
70,000 issues per month) as well as on the cover disk of Dutch
"Atari ST Nieuws" (2,200 circulation)?
...I like that?
...this particular issue's "Did you know that..." column was
smaller than usual?
...I would like to offer sincere apologies for this?
I hope to be able to welcome all of you again in ST NEWS Volume
6 Issue 3, which will probably be released around December of
The new Metallica CD (called "Metallica") is surely worth
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.