"We're knights of the round table,
we dance whene're we're able.
We do routines, and border scenes,
with footwork imp-e-cable;
We dine well here in Camelot,
we eat ham and jam and spamalot.
We're knights of the round table,
our shows are for-mid-able
Though many times, we're given rhymes,
that are quite un-sing-able
We're not so bad in Camelot,
we sing from the Dia-phragm alot!
Though we're tough and able,
Between our quests,
we seek incest and impersonate Clark Gable,
It's a busy life in Camelot:
I have to push the pram-a-lot!"
The Song of the Knights of Camelot,
from "Monty Python and the Holy Grail"
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 over 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.
In 1989 we 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 made 'only' seven ST NEWS issues
including the one you're reading now.
If you want to get in touch with more ST NEWS, you can have a
look at the list of back-issues below. Only to die-hard ST NEWS
fans it is advisable to get any of the pre-Undead issues (i.e.
the ones before the Final Compendium). The later issues are more
Anyway, here's a list of issues. Each line is a disk, except for
the Final Compendium of course.
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
Another fairly major issue: About 1200 Kb of articles. Features
e.g. the full shareware game "Revenge of the Mutant Camels", the
penultimate disk magazine roundup, the biggest cheat
encyclopaedia ever, reviews of the ST Book laptop ST and
"Protext" and "Amberstar", loads of fiction and six hidden
Volume 7 Issue 3 DS
Plenty of articles again, plus a collection of highly
interesting programs (e.g. a fine collection of depackers, plus a
fantastic little shareware game called "Mudpies" by Microdeal).
Articles include a lot of fiction, including more Tavern Novels,
Gard's Geo of Lament and Cronos' Rather Zany Adventures in
Wonderland (rather long, too). Reviews include "Formula One Grand
Prix", new disk magazines and some books (including Douglas
Adams' "Mostly Harmless"). Loads more, of course, including four
Volume 8 Issue 1 DS (this one)
Volume 8 Issue 2 DS (later this year)
A note on International Reply Coupons:
Principally you need to add 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. Some people
seem not to know what International Reply Coupons are, nor where
you can get them. Well, IRCs can be obtained from your post
office. They are small green pieces of paper with a text on them
in French, German, English, Arab, Chinese (or Japanese), Spanish
and Russian (or Greek?). When you send them to us we can exchange
them for Dutch stamps - as we can't do anything with Swahili (or
even English) stamps!
Subscribing to ST NEWS
True subscriptions to ST NEWS are not possible through us
directly - only our distributors get sortof 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
the autumn 1993.
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 clearly 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.