"You know, of course, that the Tasmanians, who never committed
adultery, are now extinct."
M. Somerset Maugham
BACK ISSUES OF ST NEWS - HOW TO GET THEM, AND WHERE
Back in yon days of old (i.e. 1988 and early 1989), we had a
network of more than 20 international distributors that took care
that ST NEWS was obtainable all over the world.
Unfortunately, their enthusiasm wore off quicker than we had
anticipated, and not quite as many are still active today. You
can write to these people to get other issues of ST NEWS, and
their addresses are supplied in the "Colophon" article.
Please note that they generally require an SAE and a disk to
send issues to you in. If you live in another country then they,
then please supply them with sufficient International Reply
Coupons - NO stamps!
If in doubt, you can always order them by sending SAE + IRC's to
the ST NEWS correspondence address. A donation now and again, of
course, would be really welcome.
Well about two years ago, we have made the ST NEWS Final
Compendium. It comprises the most interesting articles ever
featured in ST NEWS Volume 1 Issue 1 through Volume 5 Issue 1,
and is TWO double-sided disks in size. After that, we have 'only'
made five ST NEWS issues including the one you're reading now.
If you want to get in touch with more ST NEWS, this is all you
have to do: Send 6 disks with enough International Reply Coupons
to us, and ask for the ST NEWS Final Compendium, ST NEWS Volume 5
Issue 2, ST NEWS Volume 6 Issues 1 and 2 and ST NEWS Volume 7
That should suffice to get you in touch.
If you want to get earlier issues, you can get these as well.
Here's a list of issues. Each line is a disk, except for the
Volume/Issue Disk type (SS/DS)
Volume 1 Issues 1-4 SS
Volume 1 Issue 5 SS
Volume 1 Issue 6 SS
Volume 1 Compendium DS
Volume 2 Issue 1 SS
Volume 2 Issue 2 SS
Volume 2 Issue 3 SS
Volume 2 Issue 4 SS
Volume 2 Issue 5 SS
Volume 2 Issue 6 SS
Volume 2 Issue 7 SS
Volume 2 Issue 8 SS
Volume 2 Compendium DS
Volume 3 Issue 1 SS
Volume 3 Issue 2 SS
Volume 3 Issue 3 SS
Volume 3 Issue 4 SS
Volume 3 Issue 5 SS
Volume 3 Issue 6 SS
Volume 3 Issue 7 SS
Volume 3 Compendium DS
Volume 4 Issue 1 SS
Volume 4 Issue 2 SS
Volume 4 Issue 3 SS
Volume 4 Issue 4 DS
Volume 5 Issue 1 DS
Final Compendium DS*2
All interesting things we ever did in all previous issues: The
hottest adventure solutions (all Magnetic Scrolls ones), all
real-time articles, the best reviews and the hottest features.
And more (of course).
Volume 5 Issue 2 DS
The first 'undead' issue - everybody's fave (ahem) mag alive and
kicking again! Of course it features the usual things, among
which a large amount of hot and rather nice reviews. Further, it
featured the 'Awards of the Eighties' and the latest version of
Volume 6 Issue 1 DS
Entirely dedicated to the ST NEWS International Christmas Coding
Convention held in 1990. Extensive real-time articles, about a
dozen 3.5 Kb demo screens (some with sources) and more.
Volume 6 Issue 2 DS
The 'lustrum issue'. Featuring the solution to "Wonderland",
reviews of "Llamatron", "Gods", "Lemmings", part I of the
Plantiac Pilgrimage, a new version of the best packer in the
world ("Pack Ice"), a history of ST NEWS, the solutions to all
hidden articles ever done in our mag and loads more.
Volume 7 Issue 1 DS
A quantity-record issue (almost 1300 Kb of articles!). Its
contents feature e.g. the "Terminator II" film script,
explanation of sync scrolling, reviews of "Magic Pockets",
"Shadow of the Beast II", Psygnosis' "Barbarian II", "Lemmings
II", "Lethal XCess", "Revenge of the Mutant Camels" and "Armour
Geddon", some hot solutions and the conclusion to the ST NEWS
Plantiac Pilgrimage. It also features a record amount of hidden
Volume 7 Issue 2 DS (this one)
Volume 7 Issue 3 DS (around November)
A note on International Reply Coupons:
Principally you need 1 International Reply Coupon per disk you
send, with the first disk needing 2. If you live outside Europe,
you'll have to add 1 IRC per 2 disks extra.
Subscribing to ST NEWS
True subscriptions to ST NEWS are not possible - only our
distributors get complimentory subscriptions, that become void
only when people complain about them. However, if you supply your
local distributor (or us) with a disk and IRC's with a note of
the last issue you already have, it should be no problem getting
a forthcoming issue within one or two weeks after it's finished.
We cannot tell you exactly when the next issue will be out, by
the way, but it should be around November or December 1992,
perhaps slightly earlier.
Do note that the distributors who ask money for their services
(e.g. the French and English ones) should be allowed time for
their order! Generally, pre-ordering should be no problem if you
write down what you want clear enough.
People who contribute to ST NEWS (e.g. by sending an article
that will be published) will get the issue with which they have
cooperated mailed home when it's released - another reason to
write for us whenever you feel like it!
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.