"We're all winners in the ovarian derby."
Soloman Kahn, Make Room! Make Room! Harry Harrison
DID YOU KNOW THAT...
by Richard Karsmakers
Concerning ST NEWS
...this is the eleventh undead issue of ST NEWS, Volume 9 Issue
...it is the 38th issue in total?
...it was finished on December 17th 1994?
...this issue is dedicated to Terry Pratchett?
...an interview with this master of humorous fantasy fiction can
be found elsewhere in this issue?
...the music in this issue has been conceived by Big Alec again?
...we are again very proud to offer this song called "Reality"?
...it was composed and programmed by Big Alec?
...it was originally written for a music demo in 1993?
...the music in the previous issue of ST NEWS, "Bangkok
(K)nights", turned out to have obtained some wrong credits?
...it was claimed to have been composed by David Whittaker, I
seem to recall, but it was actually composed by Matt Gray?
...apologies to Matt and Big Alec are offered here?
...this issue has been delayed by about a month due to some
things changing in my life?
...these changes have been very drastic?
...you can read all about them in this issue's "Editorial"?
...subscriptions to ST NEWS are possible, sortof?
...this is possible only if you have an email address?
...by sending a message to firstname.lastname@example.org you can
request to be put on a mailing list that will mail you a small
message each time an ST NEWS issue is released?
...it will tell you exactly where to get it?
...all you have to to is send one message out and you'll get it
...it is not possible to get the latest issue or back-issues this
...this issue of ST NEWS contains the second part of Han Kempen's
highly acclaimed "GfA Basic" tutorial?
...it is actually kind of a book, but changed to run line a
...I'd like to thank Han for allowing me to use it?
...the address of our Norwegian distributor, Torbjørn Ose, has
...you're requested to check out the "Colophon" article to check
his new address out?
..., similarly, Casper Falkenberg's address has changed?
...he's our official Danish distributor?
...the "Colophon" article should be checked out for this new
address as well?
...this issue also features a new writer, ex-"ST Enthusiasts
Newsletter" contributor and co-editor John Weller?
...he has added a new regular column, "Rainbox"?
...I hope his second article in this issue, "Rags Reviewed", will
also become a kind of regular addition?
...you should check his stuff out?
...the ST NEWS program has improved a little?
...the Falcon internal speaker on/off status can now be toggled
from the main menu, and saved to the setup file?
...it should be noted that this has rendered the new setup file
incompatible with that of Volume 9 Issue 2, in case you were
thinking of exchanging them or something?
...only ST NEWS Volume 7 Issue 2 to Volume 9 Issue 1 "setup" file
formats are compatible?
...ST NEWS Volume 9 Issue 2 also had an altered format (needed to
store the colour palette values properly according to GEM
specifications, which was needed for the Falcon)?
...the ST NEWS Volume 9 Issue 3 "setup" file is now 2 bytes
longer, which are used to store the Falcon speaker on/off
...I don't foresee any further changes in its format in the
Atari - Jaguar
...Atari is not doing a lot that's useful to us computer users?
...there is some new Jaguar news, though?
...below you'll find the latest list of forthcoming games, based
on Atari Explorer's Online data?
Company: Title(s) (expected date):
? = No titles known, but developer is registered
 = Game already released
20th Century Fox Interactive
21st Century Software
4Play (ICD & Phalanx)
Accent Media Productions
Varuna's Forces CD-ROM
Brett Hull Hockey (Q2/95)
Charles Barkley's Shut Up and Jam
Return to Zork CD-ROM
Alfaro Corporation Limited
All Systems Go
Hosenose and Booger CD-ROM (Q1/95)
Video Jukebox (cart multiplexer) (Q1/95)
BIOS Fear CD-ROM
(IR controller station)
American Laser Games
Mad Dog McCree
Anco Software Ltd.
Kick Off 3 (for Imagineer)
Creature Shock CD-ROM (For Virgin)
Hover Strike (was Battlezone 2000) (Q1/95)
Chaos Agenda CD-ROM
Dreadnought CD-ROM (Q2/95)
Fight for Life (Q2/95)
Al Michaels Announces Hardball 3
MPEG 1 and 2 carts
Space War (was Star Raiders 2000)
Tiny Toons Adventures (Q2/95)
Atari Games Corp.
Arcade Games Using Jaguar
Attention to Detail
Battlemorph: Cybermorph 2 CD-ROM (Q1/95)
Blue Lightning CD-ROM (Q1/95)
[Cybermorph] (For Atari)
Bando Svenska AB
Beyond Games Inc.
Ultra Vortex (1/95)
Black Scorpion Software
Borta & Associates
[x86 Jaguar Development System]
Brandlewood Computers Ltd.
Bullfrog Productions Ltd.
Syndicate (For Ocean) (Q4/94)
Theme Park (For Ocean) (Q4/94)
Celebrity Systems Inc.
Computer Music Consulting
Cross Products Ltd.
[Jaguar Development System]
Delta Music Systems Inc.
Denton Designs Ltd.
Domark Group Ltd.
Lester the Unlikely
Iron Soldier (For Atari) (Q4/94)
Electro Brain Corp.
EZ Score Software Inc.
Flair Software Ltd.
Funcom Productions a/s
Genus Microprogramming Inc.
Gremlin Graphics Ltd.
Zool 2 (Q4/94)
Unknown title (racing)
H2O Design Corp.
Hand Made Software
Kasumi Ninja (For Atari) (Q4/94)
Jack Niclaus Cyber Golf CD-ROM (For Atari) (Q2/95)
High Voltage Software
White Men Can't Jump (for Trimark) (Q1/94)
Human Soft Ltd.
Hyper Image Productions
Cat Box (AV & comm expansion box)
Doom: Evil Unleashed (Q4/94)
Imagineer Company Ltd.
Imagitec Design Inc.
Freelancer 2120 CD-ROM
Busby in Clawed Encounters of the Furried Kind
(For Accolade) (Q4/94)
Dino Dudes 2
JVC Musical Industries
Krisalis Software Ltd.
Level 7 Software
A Role Playing Game
Limelight Media Inc.
[Tempest 2000] (For Atari)
Defender 2000 (For Atari) (Q1/96) (Q1/95?)
Lost in Time Software
Manley & Associates Inc.
Media Technology Scandinavia
Merit Industries Inc.
Air Cars (Q4/94)
Dungeon Depths (Q4/94)
[Brutal Sports Football] (For Telegames)
Network 23 Software
NMS Software Ltd.
Ocean Software Ltd.
Apeshi (working title)
Lobo CD-ROM (1995)
Odyssey Software Inc.
Rage Software Ltd.
Rainmaker Software Inc.
Dragon's Lair CD-ROM (Q1/95)
Dragon's Lair II CD-ROM
Space Ace CD-ROM
Rebellion Software Ltd.
[Alien vs. Predator] (For Atari)
Checkered Flag II (For Atari) (Q4/94)
Legions of the Undead (For Atari)
Riedel Software Prod.
Sculptured Software Inc.
"Jaguar on a PC" PC card (Q1/95)
Robinson's Requiem CD-ROM (Q1/95)
Software Development Systems
Spaceball Technologies Inc.
Steinberg Soft-und Hardware Gmbh
Team 17 Software Ltd.
Tecnation Digital World
European Soccer Challenge
Ultimate Brain Games (Q1/95)
World Class Cricket
Teque London Ltd.
Flashback (for U.S. Gold) (12/94)
Rise of the Robots
U.S. Gold Ltd.
UBI Soft International
And more (Soccer)
Arena Football League (Q1/95)
Virgin Interactive Entertainment Ltd.
Cannon Fodder (1/95)
Demolition Man (1/95)
Virtual Artistry, Inc.
Val D'Isere Skiing and Snowboarding (for Atari)
Indiana Jags (platform)
Zzyorxx II (vertical shooter)
Burn Out (m/c racing) (Q1/95)
Wave Quest Inc.
Sensible Soccer (12/94)
Troy Aikman NFL Football (1/94)
Double Dragon 5: The Shadow Falls (Q5/95)
Center Court Tennis
Atari - Falcon 030
...things are sortof going well with the Falcon?
...Atari is currently licensing out the hardware to specific
...it looks very much like Atari is abandoning the computer
market in favour for a re-entry of the games-only business?
...nonetheless a lot of now stuff could be seen at "ProTOS" (I
think that was the name), a large German show that replaced
the "Atari Messe"?
...this includes a new version of "That's Write", I believe, as
well as a lot of TT and Falcon hardware?
...it looks like Germany is Atari's last good stronghold?
...C Lab has bought the rights to most of the Falcon patents and
...they will release a slightly souped up Falcon soon?
...they also intend to release an entry-level 040 machine for
...maybe things are indeed looking up?
Software - Disk Magazines
...a few disk magazines have been released of late?
...reviews can be found in the appropriate ST NEWS section?
...the new issue of "DBA Magazine" has apparently been delayed a
lot, as it should have been released last November?
Software - General
...Stuart Denman (of "Speed of Light" and "Triple Yahoo" fame)
will release "Desktop Wallpaper" before the end of the year?
..."Chroma Studio 24" will definitely not happen?
...a vastly enhanced product will be released by the same
authors, fully recoded and made a lot better, called "Apex"?
...there is a new version of "Protext", version 6.51?
...it now also included different fonts and the ability to
...most of the original Falcon games to be released by Atari will
now be released (or, indeed, have been released) by 16/32
Miscellaneous (personal stuff and other)
..."ST Handbook", the promising semi-professional paper
publication reviewed a few issues back, has folded?
...Future Publishing has bought "ST Review" and will can it?
...that means only "ST Format" still exists now?
...that's a gloomy thought?
...some personal stuff involving yours truly may be found in this
...this is a rather very short version of the usual bits thrown
into a "Did you know that..." article?
...this can be accounted in part by the "Editorial" and the "News
and Tidbits" articles in various other ST NEWS sections?
...I hope you don't mind too much?
...Stefan Posthuma, your much-loved ex-editor, is moving to
Canada as of February 1th 1995?
...he will set off to work there for a games company developing
on all kinds of interesting consoles?
...I've held a gun to his head and requested him to write
something about all these exciting new developments for an
article in an upcoming issue of ST NEWS?
...you will not have heard the last of him?
...Stuart Coates, author of "Revenge Doc Displayer", has stopped
producing the program?
...the reason were either financial or involving a fact of him no
longer having an Atari (I forgot)?
...he is looking for someone to continue development of "RDD"
...if you're interested you should contact him (or me, and I will
...you should read the scroller?
..., among other things, it has a competition?
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.