ST NEWS Volume 8 Issue 1
Released on Saturday, May 15th 1993
Dedicated to Stefan
- A VISCIFEROUSLY FANTASTIC DAY TO YOU! ---------------------------------
Welcome to "ST NEWS" Volume 8 Issue 1, the first 1993 issue, the
seventh undead one and the 34th in total. It was finished on March
25th 1993, and it's quite full with all kinds of stuff that we
fervently hope you'll like enough to read.
Have fun reading "ST NEWS",
The editorial staff of the disk mag you'll find accompanying this file:
Stefan Posthuma and Richard Karsmakers
Digital Insanity of the Lost Boys
Cronos Warchild of the Quartermass Experiment
- THE FEATURES.TOS FILE -------------------------------------------------
This issue's PROGRAMS folder is entirely contained in the FEATURES.TOS
file, which is a so-called self-extracting archive (of the ZIP variety,
to be more specific). To create the PROGRAMS folder, all you need to do
is copy the FEATURES.TOS file to a disk with a lot of free space (or, for
example, a hard disk) and click on it. It will decompress itself into the
PROGRAMS folder with all the proper files in it.
Using this method was necessary for all stuff to fit on the disk
- NOTE ABOUT COPYING ----------------------------------------------------
This issue of "ST NEWS" is, as has been the case for 33 issues before
this one, Public Domain in the broadest sense of the word. This means
that you can copy it to anyone you want and that, in case you're the
owner of a Public Domain library, you are encouraged to include it in
that. The disk format is: Tracks 0-79, 11 (!) sectors per track; in the
old days we would have gone through great lengths to list the programs
that can copy this sort of thing, etc. Not so this time (even though it
would be worth while mentioning "Fastcopy Pro"). Whatever the case, you
shouldn't hesitate to copy this issue to as many people as possible!
In spite of the fact that we're Public Domain, which strictly taken does
not entitle the authors to any rights (including financial ones) with the
exception of the copyright, this does not mean that we wouldn't
appreciate some money now and then. If memory serves me right, the last
donation to either of the "ST NEWS" editorial staff members was made
well over a dozen issues back in the dark realms of time when The
Exceptions were still quite active, when Microdeal still did games and
when The Carebears had only JUST started to whet our appetites for the
still forthcoming megademo. So DO send us some dosh now and again - we
would really appreciate it. The most boring "ST NEWS" column, "ST NEWS
Colophon", contains the information you need to get some money to us
Last in this section of the file, we'd like to express our opinion that
Public Domain libraries who ask exorbitant prices for their disks are
ALSO allowed to include this disk - if we wouldn't allow that we would
cut in our own flesh. Just be sure, dear reader, that you switch to
another Public Domain library if you find yourself paying other than
disk and postage costs with a reasonable administrative fee! Do remember
that there are *free* Public Domain libraries nowadays (Network PDL). In
case all goes awry, you can even resort to reading our second-most
boring column, where the ordering of "ST NEWS" back-issues is explained.
- WHAT'S IN THE DARNED THING? -------------------------------------------
As usual, we've got a lot in this issue. We've summarized some of it
here for those of you who'd just like to have a quick peek at what's on
offer. If you have a PD catalogue, you're invited to include the
CAPITALIZED bits for the description of this issue's contents.
ADVENTURE SOLUTIONS: "DEJA VU II", "CHRONO QUEST II", "FANTASY WORLD
DIZZY", "TREASURE ISLAND", "POLICE QUEST III" AND "MORTVILLE MANOR"!
Why wait for multiple aeons until another magazine chucks out the odd
tip on your favourite adventure that you've been stuck on ever since the
week after you bought it? "ST NEWS" has offered solutions to 99%
of all ST adventures and an enormous lot of PC ones as well. You need
look no further; check out the "Adventure Solutions Index". If your
favourite adventure's not in there then...er...is it an adventure anyway?
A REAL-TIME ARTICLE COVERING THE NEW YEAR'S VISIT OF TWO NORWEGIAN
FRIENDS TO MY PLACE, INCLUDING THE QUARTERMASS EXPERIMENT + SATELLITES
VIDEO ORGY DURING THAT TIME!
Experience what it's like to have lots of nice people together having a
swell time with all kinds of things - including a dozen or so videos!
THE SECOND INSTALMENT OF THE (QUOTE) "CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED" PERVERTS
The only series ever to come out of anyone's loins (oo-er!) that is
perverted yet isn't!
NEWS ABOUT THE LATEST SOFTWARE, THE LATEST VIRUSES, AND THE LATEST
ATTEMPTS AT THE PURIFICATION OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE!
AN INTERVIEW WITH BERND STEIDL, ACOUSTIC GUITAR TALENT EXTRAORDINAIRE
AND ONE OF THE LATEST SHRAPNEL RECORDING ARTISTS!
Last year Bernd Steidl released his CD "Psycho Acoustic Overture", a
most innovate masterpiece that has redefined the borders of (acoustic)
guitar playing. Your roving reporter has of course succeeded in getting a
totally exclusive interview from The Man Himself!
PEACEVILLE LICENCEWARE NEWS - VIRUSOFT NEWS!
British music label Peaceville has released their first licenceware
demos onto the unsuspecting public. Read everything about their software,
their music, and why German and Australian customs think it's obscene to
wear a "Vomit on the Nearest Asshole" T-shirt!
We're proud being able to offer a wide variety of large and small bits
written by, indeed, a wide variety of people! All of this includes the
"ST NEWS" debut appearance of Roy Stead and the absorbing last tale of
Bryan H. Joyce's "Tavern at the Edge of Time" series!
A GREAT AND UTTERLY NEAT, VERY PLAYABLE SHAREWARE GAME!
"Centipede", a rather excellent shareware game by British shareware
programmers at Sinister Developments. A brilliant piece of programming
that will keep you glued to the edge of your seat for hours in a row!
VARIOUS INTERESTING SOFTWARE (P)REVIEWS: "VENTURA DEMO", "THE CHAOS
ENGINE" (WHICH IS THE NEW AND ULTRA HOT BITMAPS GAME), "XBOOT III",
VARIOUS SCREEN ACCELERATORS PUT TOGETHER IN A COMPARATIVE THING, "THE
EXORCIST", "SEX", "THE FALCON 030 BOOK", "NO SECOND PRIZE" AND A WHOLE
- GREETINGS -------------------------------------------------------------
Hi to Leif and Kai, but also to all our other authors. Also great-ish
greets to Paul Glover of ST Club for having replaced our previous UK
distributor, Page 6.
S T N E W S
*THE* ATARI ST DISK MAGAZINE
THE BEST A MAN CAN GET
(AND IT KEEPS A WOMAN'S HANDS NICE AND SOFT, TOO)
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