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From: aj434@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Bruce D. Nelson) Subject: Z*Net: 15-Nov-91 #9148 Date: Sun Nov 17 20:49:07 1991 | (((((((( | Z*Net International Atari Online Magazine | (( | ----------------------------------------- | (( | November 15, 1991 Issue #91-48 | (( | ----------------------------------------- | (((((((( | Copyright (c)1991, Rovac Industries, Inc. | | Post Office Box 59, Middlesex, NJ 08846 | (( | | (((((( | CONTENTS | (( | | | * The Z*Net Newswire.................................... | ((( (( | * Genus Font Editor........................Press Release | (((( (( | * Lexicor 24-Bit Board.....................Press Release | (( (( (( | * Chicago ComputerFest Update........................... | (( (((( | * Perusing The Internet...................Bruce Hansford | (( ((( | * New Association Forming..................Press Release | | * The Guardians............................Press Release | ((((((( | * New Publication Offered..................Press Release | (( | * Z*Net Software Shelf....................Ron Berinstein | ((((( | | (( | | ((((((( | ~ Publisher/Editor............................Ron Kovacs | | ~ Editor.......................................John Nagy | (((((((( | ~ Z*Net Newswire Ltd..........................Jon Clarke | (( | ~ Contributing Editor.....................Bruce Hansford | (( | ~ PD Software Reviews.....................Ron Berinstein | (( | ~ Reporter....................................Mike Brown | (( | ~ Assistant News Editor.......................Mike Davis ======================================================================= Z*NET SUPPORT SYSTEMS - USA: Z*NET - (908) 968-8148 CCBBS - (609) 451-7475 THE GARAGE - (618) 344-8466 ======================================================================= * Z*NET NEWSWIRE ======================================================================= ATARI EVALUATES NEW CHIP According to an article in the November 4, 1991 issue of "PC Week", Motorola will introduce a new line of low power, low cost microprocessors this week. The 3.3 volt 68340V processor is intended for portable computing devices used in the consumer market. Anticipated pricing for devices based on this chip are in the $200 to $300 range. The chip is expected to be available in late 1992. The chip in under evaluation by Motorola customers Sony Computer Corporation, Apple Computer, and Atari. GADGET SHIPS SST030 According to George Richardson co designer of the 68030 upgrade board by Gadgets-By-Small, Gadgets is to begin shipments of production SST030 units this week. The unit, which mounts in Atari Mega computers will allow TT Speed and then some in the older line of computers. Retails prices begin at $599. For more information contact, Gadgets-By-Small, 40 West Littleton Blvd, #210-211, Littleton, CO, 80120, (303) 791-6098. REVISED GENEALOGY FOR ATARI Randall Kopchak has just released version 1.06 of his genealogy software packages It's All Relative and BookMaker. Improvements in It's All Relative include the ability to combine multiple databases for various calendar-format printouts, timelines and sorts. A new 120 column format includes birth, death and location information. You may merge and link family lines, and more. Among other improvements, Bookmaker (for publishing your family tree in book format) now included a title page template. It's All Relative and BookMaker, $35 ($3 upgrade), Randall Kopchak, 2233 Keeven Lane, Florissant, MO 63031. CELLULAR LYNX DEAL PacTel Cellular (a West coast cellular phone service carrier) is giving away a Lynx with each pocket cellular phone sale. The deal is being promoted with slick four-color print advertising which prominently features a Lynx. After the sales pitch, the ad says "Then, for being such a hard worker, you'll also get an Atari Lynx portable color entertainment system, absolutely free. Because after all, all work and no play can make life pretty boring." LYNX INFO KIT The LYNX GAMING PACKET is an 84 page newsletter filled with codes, helpful hints, level maps, special tricks & secret games within games to play. If you're interested in receiving one of these packets, send $15 to Lynx Packet, 4353 Vista Place, La Canada, CA 91011, 818-248-7398. LOGO CONTEST A logo design contest may attract Atari artists. Original designs incorporating adventure, fantasy, or science fiction elements are welcome. Art should not include text, and should be on standard business size paper. It should adapt well to logo uses, and prizes are $50, $30, and three $10 prizes. Deadline is December 31, 1991. Tullamore Incorporated, Suite 372, 1807 Slaughter Lane #200, Austin, Texas, 78748-6200. 8-BITS FOR THE ILL Wanted: 8-bit Atari's! Dr. James Hooper is Director of Medical Services for an Alabama hospital for mentally ill offenders. He's given his own 800XL to the hospital, and patients are eagerly lining up to learn reading, typing, and computer literacy. Funds are not available for buying more, and Dr. Hooper asked us to solicit fully tax-deductible donations of Atari 8-bit equipment to expand his program. Individuals or vendors: contact Dr. Hooper at Taylor Hardin Secure Medical Facility, 1301 River Road Northeast, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35404, 205-556-7060. This is the REAL number--the one in the October AtariUser Magazine was WRONG. FORTH FOR THE PORTFOLIO Essex Marketing Services, (203) 651-8284, have released a FORTH compiler for the Portfolio. There is also a version available for the PC to allow for easy program development. NEW PORTFOLIO CATALOG A new issue (the third) of APB (Atari Portfolio Bulletin) has been released by Atari Corporation. The 50-page miniature book has been updated to include the latest releases in Portfolio products, along with hints of what is to come. It also has user tips and hints, plus coupons from a number of third-party Portfolio developers. Cover price is $1.00, from your Atari dealer or direct from Atari, 1196 Borregas Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94089-1302. REBATE PROGRAM OFFERED BY BORLAND Borland is offering a $100 rebate to purchasers of dBase IV, its new database package acquired when the company purchased Ashton-Tate. With a $100 coupon, which the company claims will be widely available, Borland is making good on its promise to customers of dBase IV management software to continue to support and promote the product. Users who purchase dBase IV between November 1 of this year and January 31 of next year will receive a $100 rebate by sending in the coupon and proof of purchase. NEW UNIX VERSION Interactive Systems has announced Version 3.0 of the Interactive UNIX System V/386 Release 3.2 operating system. Version 3.0 is a major new release of UNIX System V Release 3.2 for Intel i386/i486 platforms. In addition to conforming to the new menu-driven user interface, the Kernel Configuration package (kconfig) has been rewritten so that it is modular and extendable. Interactive, 2401 Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA, 800-346-7111. NEW VIDEO GAME ANNOUNCED American Video announced the release and ship date for a new video game cartridge called "Wally Bear & the No! Gang," compatible with the Nintendo Entertainment System, will ship to distributors Nov. 29, 1991 and be available for consumers the first week of December. Wally Bear is priced at $29.95. ATARI SALES DOWN, PROFITS UP Atari Computer recently announced 3rd quarter earnings and sales figures which show that sales totals were $49,240,000 to $89,146,000 for the same period last year. Earnings were $1,634,000 to -$3,003,000 for the same period last year. FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS FORUM World Expo announced plans for a special Federal Communication Forum at ComNet '92. The forum, the first of its kind at ComNet, will address technical and standards issues faced by communication professionals in the government sector. The sessions are scheduled from 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. on January 28, 29 and 30 respectively at the Ramada Renaissance/ Techworld Ballroom in Washington D.C. They are free to all government attendees. For more information on attending the Federal Communications Forum, call Matt Mandino at World Expo Corporation at (508) 879-6700. NEW PC MAGAZINE IN BRITAIN Ziff-Davis announced that it is launching a major new British publication, PC Magazine, for business buyers of personal computer products. The new magazine will be modeled on the American PC Magazine, which is the world's largest computer publication in both circulation and advertising revenues. The British PC Magazine will be edited by a seasoned staff of journalists in London with the mission to produce an editorial product tailored to the particular requirements of the British market. The first issue of the new British monthly will be published in the first quarter of 1992. ======================================================================= * GENUS FONT EDITOR Press Release ======================================================================= For immediate release CodeHeadQuarters Friday, November 15, 1991 ------------------------- ......................................................... : : : CodeHead Software announces the Genus Font Editor : : : : Plus: A Full Line of High Quality Calamus Fonts... : : : : The Cherry Font Collection : :.......................................................: CodeHead GT is proud to present the next release in our new line of graphics tools -- Genus, the full-featured font editor for Calamus typefaces! And to go with our new font editor, a complete line of top- notch Calamus fonts: the Cherry Fonts for Calamus collection. Genus ----- At last, a font editor for Calamus that's easy to learn and use, but powerful enough to create professional results. Used by top ST type designers, Genus is the editor of choice for Calamus typefaces. Its interface is easily learned, and remarkably powerful - all your commands are on-screen at once, with automatic help functions that remind you what each command does as you pass the mouse cursor over it. You manipulate fonts simply by dragging points, lines, and curves around. And many of Genus's features are specially designed to aid in the creation of vector fonts, like the ability to automatically generate smooth curves with one simple command, and its unique global and optical kerning methods. Here are a few of Genus's features: :: Utilizes the full screen of the SM124 monochrome monitor :: Easy cross-hair cursor and alignment rulers :: Four freely positionable zoom levels with pan and scroll. :: Character cell change anytime with one mouse click. :: Load two fonts at once and transfer characters between them. :: Two clipboard buffers with copy, move or shuffle mode. :: Large font name label editor. :: Full function calculator with easy single entry configuration for Rotation, Italics, Vertical Horizontal Mirror, Expansion and Condensing. :: Freely placed rotational center point. :: All calculator and kerning functions can operate globally. :: Kern bar offset or tab kerning options. :: Scanned bitmapped image loading for easy tracing. :: Rubber box for quick selection of multiple points. :: Save any character as a single Calamus Vector Graphic file. :: Loads ALL Calamus format fonts. :: Import Publishing Partner or PageStream fonts for conversion to Calamus fonts. :: Single click access to all installed desk accessories. :: Built in screen saver. :: Large screen compatible. :: Absolutely no royalty fees for commercially produced work. :: The Genus disk includes FIVE FREE high quality fonts, including Calais Medium and Italic, Cherry Stems (dingbats), Chisel Nib Black, and Punch. Watch for a demonstration version of Genus to be posted on the major online services very soon. Cherry Font Collection ---------------------- Whether you design corporate reports, edit a newsletter, lay out advertisements, or just send greeting cards, you'll discover the solution to all your font requirements under one roof in the Cherry Fonts for Calamus collection. Each and every scalable outline font is carefully drawn by a type professional and spaced properly using techniques perfected by the type foundries of old. The quality and variety of these typefaces is comparable to the expensive fonts sold by other companies -- but our reasonable prices and enormous selection will let you build a library of professional fonts without breaking the bank! Cherry Fonts can be used by any application that loads Calamus format fonts. They are not copy-protected and can be easily modified with the Genus font editor. Availability ------------ The Genus Font Editor is available NOW, and retails for $175. Cherry Fonts will be available starting December 1, 1991; there are 13 different "font packs," some containing more than one typeface, and their retail price is $42.95 per pack. Please call for a more complete description of the many high quality typefaces available. A poster showing all fonts in the collection is also available on request. For more information, contact your local dealer, or: CodeHead Software PO Box 74090 Los Angeles, CA 90004 Tel (213) 386-5735 Fax (213) 386-5789 ======================================================================= * LEXICOR READY TO RELEASE 24-BIT COLOR VIDEO CARD Press Release ======================================================================= LEXICOR will begin a 24-BIT color card waiting list starting Nov. 15, 1991. To reserve your place on the list call LEXICOR at 415-453-0271 or leave a message in the ATARIVEN forum with your Name and Daytime telephone Number only. HOW THE WAITING LIST WORKS LEXICOR will begin manufacturing and selling 24-BIT True Color cards on or about the 1st of December 1991. These cards will be manufactured on a limited custom order basis only. Orders will be processed in batches of 50 units at a time. Because there are several configurations of ATARI 68000 and 68030 machines, LEXICOR can not afford to simply mass produce these cards and hope they might sell. Therefore, the boards will be manufactured on a limited custom production basis. This means that if you are on the waiting list (First come, First served) and your number comes up, you will be called. If you place an order and pre-pay for your card you will be assured of receiving either the card or a full refund. The delivery time is expected to be 37 days from the time the group of 50 boards is ordered, which will be done upon receiving full payment for the 50th unit in that group of 50. Each person in a custom group will receive a postcard acknowledging their purchase and listing the expected delivery date. If a customer places an order and payment in full is NOT received in 7 days, that customer will be dropped from the list and replaced by the next customer in line. If at any time a customer who has paid for a card wishes to withdraw, they will be removed from the list and receive a full refund, no questions asked. Their name will not be placed back on the list unless they request it, and again submit full payment. Because of the very slow ATARI market at this time this is the only way LEXICOR can make the 24-Bit card available. LEXICOR has spent an enormous amount of time, effort and money developing the Phase-4 and 24- BIT products. Now it is time for ATARI users to join with LEXICOR to provide the Hardware tools everyone encouraged LEXICOR to develop. It is worth noting here that ATARI Corporation has agreed to set a 24 bit standard and produce a VDI driver for the LEXICOR 24-BIT card. LEXICOR can't make any promises for ATARI, however we assure our customers that all LEXICOR software will run on LEXICOR hardware and that we will write a VDI driver as soon as time and demand permits. It is also worth mentioning that even well written current VDI complient software may not run on ANY 24bit card because the author would have had no way of knowing about the configuration of a given 24-BIT environment. 24-BIT CARD SPECIFICATIONS Resolution: 512 x 512 True color un-palleted system Will drive multi-sync and ATARI 1224 Color monitor in Video Mode. (A more detailed hardware specification list will be posted by Nov. 20th.) ======================================================================= * CHICAGO COMPUTERFEST BY ATARI ======================================================================= Update- November 15th Atari Corp. and LCACE are proud to announce that the Chicago ComputerFest by Atari (November 23 and 24th; The weekend BEFORE Thanksgiving! is SOLD OUT of main floor exhibitor space. Our last booth was sold to none other than the good folks at Gadgets by Small; Welcome Gadgeteers! Get your scorecards ready- here is the lineup: Main Floor ---------- ABCO Computer Consultants JMG Software Apple Annie Kaleita Art Application and Design Software Mainstream America ASTMUM Montreal User Group Mars Merchandising Atari Corp. MaxWell CPU Atari Entertainment Megatype Atari Explorer Michtron Atari Interface Magazine Micro Creations BEST Electronics Migraph Branch Always Software Missionware Clear Thinking M-S Designs CodeHead Software One Stop CompuSeller West Oregon Research Associates CSA Ltd. Phil Comeau Software C-Lab Rimik Double Click Software Rising STar Computers D.A. Brumleve Roland Corp. Electronic Spinster Graphics SKware-One eSTeem Soft Logik Gadgets by Small ST Informer GEnie's Aladdin ST and PC RT's Step Ahead Software Gribnif Sudden, Inc. Guitar Plus Toad Computers Hybrid Arts WizWorks! ICD, Inc. Wuztek/OPI ISD Marketing Zubair Interfaces 8-bit Area ---------- Atari Game Developers Arena LJK Computer Software Services (CSS) Mars Merchandising Dataque Newell Industries ICD, Inc. Palette Imaging K.O. Distributors RACC- Rockford User Group LCACE Seminar Schedule ---------------- D-10 room (seating- 40) Saturday November 23 12:00 Noon Clear Thinking- Ed Hak, Metapsycology 1:00 PM Aladdin PC/GEnie/HUGS meeting with Juan Jimenez On-Line Demo / TnT / Prizes for attendees. 2:00 PM Sudden, Inc- Sudden View. 3:00 PM Missionware- FLASH II. On-Line Demo 4:00 PM Aladdin ST/GEnie with Tim Purves. On-Line Demo / TnT Sunday November 24 11:00 AM Atari Inc.- Tech Topics/TOS. 12:00 Noon Double Click- Real Time Data Compression. 1:00 PM Aladdin ST/GEnie with Gordon Monnier. On-Line Demo / TnT 2:00 PM Atari Explorer- Atari Journalism with John Jainschigg. 3:00 PM Aladdin PC/GEnie with Juan Jimenez On-Line Demo / TnT 4:00 PM ICD, Inc. HD/Mass storage tips. D-11 room (seating- 80) Saturday November 23 11:30 AM D.A. Brumleve- Using Computers to Foster Creative Thinking by Michael Marks. 12:30 PM Step Ahead- Tracker ST 3.0. 1:30 PM Codehead- Professional Graphics tools. 2:30 PM Rimik- Multi GEM Demonstration. 3:30 PM Electronic Spinster Graphics- Spinning bits into images. Sunday November 24 11:30 AM Gribnif- Rick Flashman presents Arabesque Professional 12:30 PM SK-Ware One- Seruat Demo/TnT. 1:30 PM Step Ahead- Retouche Pro CD. 2:30 PM eSTeem, Inc- eSTeem PILOT Authoring Language. 3:30 PM JMG Software- Hyper LINK. D-12 room (seating- 80) Saturday November 23 11:00 AM Missionware- LottODDS. 12:00 Noon Dataque- Future of the 8-bit. 1:00 PM Atari Corp- Portfolio Q&A with Donald Thomas 2:00 PM Atari Explorer- Magazine Production with John Jainschigg. 3:00 PM RACC- 8-bit Printer Codes in popular WP's. 4:00 PM Branch Always Software- GEMulator PC. Sunday November 24 11:00 AM Atari/Motorola- 680xx internals (Tentative) 12:00 Noon Atari Entertainment- Lynx Gaming tips and technique. 1:00 PM Dataque- T8/16 Q&A. 2:00 PM Application & Design Software- Universal NETwork. 3:00 PM Atari Corp- Portfolio Q&A with Donald Thomas D-23 room (second floor, seating- 70) MIDI Workshop Saturday November 23 12:00 Noon C-Lab- Productivity for the musical artist. 1:00 PM Roland Corporation- New Products. 2:00 PM Atari Corp- Atari ST's and the professional musician. 3:00 PM Hybrid Arts- Product Workshop 4:00 PM ASTMUM- MIDI Tips and Tricks. Sunday November 24 12:00 Noon Hybrid Arts- "Hands On". 1:00 PM Guitar Plus- MIDI Jam session. (tentative) 3:00 PM Roland Corporation- New Products Demo. 4:00 PM C-Lab- Product seminar. Salon A, B, C, D (seating- 300) Saturday November 23 12:00 Noon Atari Corp- "Atari Speaks" 1:30 PM Gadgets by Small- "Small World" with Dave Small 3:00 PM Atari Entertainment Division- "New Games & Systems" with Bob Schuricht - Atari National Sales Div. 4:00 PM ABCO- "ST Report" by Ralph Mariano 6:45 PM Chicago ComputerFest Banquet $25.00 per person- advance. MARC Awards- 1991 Main Speaker- Greg Pratt, President Atari U.S. Sunday November 24 1:00 PM What's New From Atari 3:00 PM Guitar Plus- Beginning MIDI Plaza III, IV (seating- 36, reservations required) Desktop Publishing and Professional Page Layout Hands-On Instruction 3 Hours- a $300 value! Saturday ($15 materials charge) 11:00 Introduction to Calamus with Mario Georgiou 2:00 Introduction to PageStream with Dan Weiss Sunday ($15 materials charge) 10:30 Advanced PageStream TnT with Dan Weiss 1:00 Advanced Calamus TnT with Mario Georgiou The above PageStream and Calamus hands-on instructional seminars must be reserved and paid for in advance (The $15 charge is for materials only). Each student will have an Atari computer available to them to follow along with the instructor. Each class will be led by a Professional representative of either ISD or Soft-Logik. We were told that you would pay at least $300.00 for equivalent training (from the same instructors) if you take both the beginning and advanced sessions offered at this show. Many exhibitors are offering specials and introducing new products at the show; check the show topic (ST RT- Cat 11, Topic 10) on GEnie for the latest updates on Atari UNIX, Instant Tatoos, Flash II, and many other exciting "world premier" products to be shown in Chicago. For more information or reservations: Chicago ComputerFest by Atari C/O LCACE P.O. Box 8788 Waukegan, IL 60079-8788 708-566-0682 (Order and Show hotline) Please Make Checks Payable to "Lake County Area Computer Enthusiasts" We accept Master Card and Visa for all orders If you need to leave a message on the show hotline, please leave complete information, credit card numbers, area codes, etc- thank you! ======================================================================= * PERUSING THE INTERNET Compiled by Bruce Hansford ======================================================================= Date: 27 Oct 91 06:05:17 GMT >From: cleveland.Freenet.Edufirstname.lastname@example.org (Len Stys) Subject: FALL COMDEX brings packages Well, looks like Atari's about to start mass marketing its lower-end computers that will eventually mean - more and more software and products for the ST and STe. Atari released the Discovery XTRA package in the United States. This package consists what many people in Europe have already seen. A 520 STe, SC1224 color monitor, and lots of games. The Family Curriculum package which will consist of the 1040 STe, SC1224 color monitor, and games and applications. The prices of these packages were not mentioned but I'm guessing that the Discover package will be less than $699 and the Family package will be less than $799.00. The amazing part of this news is that Atari claims it will be made available in two weeks. What does this all mean? This means that all those people who are selling their STs may end up with one again in a few months. The main problem was the lack of new software- the IBM, Mac, and Amiga would get software approximately 6 months earlier than the ST or the ST wouldn't get it at all. The mass marketing of these computers will give the ST the software it needs. I was considering selling my ST, not anymore folks... the package was called VERY impressive by many- including the box that it will be sold in. Atari also stressed DTP and MUSIC as the markets that they will be concentrating on. What does this mean? Atari computers may become very serious contenders in the DTP and music market and all the other software that you love may "trickle" down from there. The mass marketing of the STes will most likely create a great amount of game availability. Atari also released 4 IBM compatibles at the show. One was a slick looking notebook. The 3 desktop computers were called ugly to most but interesting in a way. And lastly, the ST Notebook was released at the Fall Comdex. Looks like, Atari is making a big effort to get into the "professional" world, even though it may be through niche markets. I can live with it. I guess the MAIN thing that will determine the success of the computers is, WILL ATARI ADVERTISE? and WILL ATARI GET ENOUGH DEALERS TO ACTUALLY SELL THESE COMPUTERS? We'll find out. ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Date: 26 Oct 91 20:54:08 GMT >From: email@example.com (Uwe Seimet [Chemie]) Subject: HD to TT ? and TOS 2.06 firstname.lastname@example.org (Harold van Aalderen) writes: ... stuff deleted ... >Another rumor from that magazine: Atari has a TOS 2.06 update ready for >all ST (that is ST and STE), which together with some card could >be installed in all ST models. >Atari Benelux could not confirm this. TOS 2.06 is ready, this is no rumour. Atari released TOS 3.06 and 2.06 on the SYSTEMS fair in Munich this week. In Germany TOS 2.06 for _all_ STs is distributed by Artifex. The package includes an adaptor kit so that the new TOS can be used in the old ST models. ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Date: 30 Oct 91 01:43:10 GMT >From: email@example.com (Mickey Boyd) Subject: Games! firstname.lastname@example.org (Kaho Chan) writes: >Hi everybody... >Does anybody have the latest scoop on good action games out for the ST? >I have Speedball and am thinking about Speedball II. How is SII? SBII is great! Far better than the first one. Well worth the money (it is already being discounted at some places, like Sideline Software). >Any suggestions for a new game (preferably action/xlnt graphix)? Try Projectyle. VERY addictive, and fun to play (best with two humans). Graphics are superb, etc etc. The above is IMHO! Direct flames elsewhere. :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Date: 30 Oct 91 02:26:57 GMT >From: email@example.com Subject: HardDrives (Burley Good) writes: >I am looking for an inexpensive HD a starters HD. I am looking for a >used maybe 20m or more CHEAP!!! You might want to try rolling your own. It is very easy for the ST. You need: A host adaptor A power supply An enclosure A SCSI drive I recommend the ICD Host adaptor. It has (IMHO) the best software, which is updated frequently (and available free). They also provide a very easy way to add a battery backed up clock to your ST (if you don't have one already, they can be bought with or without the clock). I also like ICD's because they report any "sense codes" the drive communicates to the user. I have only seen one ("read error with recover", induced by dropping something heavy on the desk while the hard disk was reading), but I find it reassuring that any weirdness at the device level is reported directly to me (it pops up in the corner of the screen, by the way). Price is about $80 at last look. Without the clock, you save $10. Order the SCSI connector cable wherever you get the host adaptor, and make sure to ask for a dual drive one with a red wire denoting pin one (to make the installation easier). Power supplies are cheap. Just pick up an old XT power supply for ~$30 from computer shopper. If you can find a junked PC, you can get one for free. Enclosures can also be cheap. You can buy one of those huge old style XT cases for about $30 from computer shopper. This will hold all the hard drives you will ever want! Buy a tower stand for $5 and stick it on the floor (the ICD cable is nice and long for this). You can also go all out and buy an enclosure which will fit under your monitor (mine houses 2 5.25" devices, has a front mounted lit power switch, mates perfectly with the ICD board, etc) with power supply for about $125. There are several places that sell these for the ST, two being Toad Computers and D&P Computer Supply. Email if you want their 1-800 numbers. Again, a junked PC is the absolute cheapest way to do this. If you can get hold of grannys old IBM XT, you are in fat city. A nice side bonus is that the old PC motherboards make great wall hangings (big fat traces, lots of chunky looking components). Old PC's are really easy to find, now that everyone is going to 80x86 machines. Now, the SCSI drive. These can be bought from computer shopper. All you need is a bare SCSI device, no other boards or anything. The ICD host will work with just about anything, but there is a very large list of already tested drives that comes with the host adaptor (which I could probably email to you also). Drives are very cheap nowadays, and if you want to really save money you can get a refurb. Several of the refurb places will guarantee their drives for X number of years (X varies with the particular company), so they can really be the way to go. Anyway, you will now have your hard disk. You bolt down the drive and host adaptor (you can drill some extra holes in the case, or use wire- tys or whatever), connect the two, plug in the power cords (the ICD comes with a little splitter which connects to a standard PC type power cord), hook up the DMA, and boot up. It is very simple, and is not easily botched up. You only need to pay attention to: SCSI id jumpers set to some reasonable value SCSI terminator pack plugged into the drive SCSI connector from drive to DMA is right side up on both ends Nothing wiggling around The first two can be checked via the manual that will accompany the drive (make sure you ask for one, some places assume you already have one), usually a 1 page Xerox. The third can be verified by checking that the red wire side of the ribbon cable is near pin one (which is marked on the board either by a number or by a square solder hole instead of a round one). If the cable is in backwards, the red end will be at the other end of the connection (quite often it is pin 2 that is marked, but you only need to know which end of the connector the numbers start on, and match it with the red wire). These are the only two possibilities. You cannot mess up the power connections or the DMA connection (they won't go in wrong). The reason you wanted a dual drive cable is so you can easily add another device in the future. You merely have to plug it into the other receptacle on the cable, remove the terminating resistor pack off the middle drive on the cable (the one on the plug closer to the computer), and check to see that the SCSI id jumpers are set to two different numbers. Oh, by the way, the ICD supports the Syquest SQ555 (the 44mb removable cartridge drive) without any special concerns. Since the Syquest is a SCSI device, you can hook one of these up just a easily as you could a regular fixed disk drive. These only cost about $320 bucks nowadays, with 44mb cartridges going for ~$60. It really is easy, and there are plenty of computer tinkerers around to look over your shoulder and verify what you do. You can also use a setup consisting of a host adaptor, SCSI controller board, and ordinary PC type hard disks, but you add complexity to the system and lose performance this way. Straight SCSI is much cleaner, and usually much faster (SCSI devices have their controller boards "built in", communicating with the SCSI standard). If you do get a hard disk, you should immediately buy Neodesk 3 and the Universal Item Selector III. They will make life much nicer. Also, beware of buying too small a hard disk. Megabytes are like potato chips. I have a buddy with a 105mb quantum drive, a 320mb Hitachi, and a Syquest SQ555 with 6 cartridges all hooked to his ST, and he still complains about not having enough disk space! I have not yet gone that apeshit, but I think Mr. Visa might have to talk to Syquest Corp. pretty soon. Oh, notice the my friend above has three SCSI devices hooked to his ICD. This just requires a 3 plug cable. The ICD can support 8 SCSI devices, and you can hook up multiple host adaptors if you really need to (like if you get given a box of 10mb SCSI drives :-). Please feel free to email questions. The above is IMHO, direct flames elsewhere. Mickey R. Boyd | "Come to your senses professor FSU Computer Science | Fernberg. You did not transcend Technical Support Group | the time-space continuum. You email: firstname.lastname@example.org | got drunk in a topless bar." ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Date: 30 Oct 91 19:36:33 GMT >From: email@example.com (Dani A. Roloson) Subject: TADS (Text Adventure Development System) version 1.2 -- Press Release --- High Energy Software is pleased to announce version 1.2 of TADS, the Text Adventure Development System. This new version incorporates many enhancements and suggestions from users of version 1.0, including support for a full source-level debugger for TADS games. As with version 1.0, TADS 1.2 and the TADS Debugger are available on MS-DOS, Macintosh, and Atari ST systems. TADS is shareware; the registration price for the basic package, which includes the printed TADS manual, is US$40. The optional TADS Debugger is $20, but if you order the Debugger at the same time you register TADS, the combination is only $50. We've sent information about the new version by mail to registered users of TADS version 1.0. If you've registered your copy and you haven't heard from us, please contact us for information on the new version. The upgrade for registered users is $15, which includes TADS version 1.2 plus the TADS Debugger. We've uploaded the new version of the shareware system on CompuServe and Genie. The shareware package consists of the TADS compiler, the run-time system, source for the basic adventure object definitions, and the source for "Ditch Day Drifter," a large sample game that demonstrates how to write TADS games. If you're not a CompuServe or GEnie user, we'd be happy to send you a copy of the shareware package if you send us a diskette and a self-addressed stamped envelope (or disk mailer, if you prefer); be sure to specify MS-DOS, Macintosh, or Atari ST. You can reach us through electronic mail on CompuServe (73737,417) or GEnie (M.ROBERTS10). Internet users can send us electronic mail through CompuServe; send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org (note that the comma in the CompuServe user ID becomes a period for Internet users). We can also be reached via US mail at PO Box 50422, Palo Alto, CA 94303. --- From Upgrade Sheet --- New features: * User exits, which allow you to add functions written in other languages, such as C or Assembler, to your TADS programs. * Many ADV.T improvements, such as a new doorway class that allows you to implement doors without writing any code; new classes that allow you to hide objects with little or no programming; and changes that give you much more control over how objects are listed in rooms. In addition, we've reorganized ADV.T to make it easier to understand and have added much more documentation within the file. * User-defined compound words, which let you define your own sequences of multiple-word prepositions. For example, you could define "out from under" as a compound word, allowing players to use it in player commands. * You can now define transparent objects such as glass bottles, whose contents are visible even when the container is closed. * Players can refer to actors as "Him" and "Her" as appropriate to the actor. TDB - a source-level debugger for TADS games. * Step line by line through your programs. * Inspect the value of any local variable or property. * Evaluate any TADS expression at any time while your program runs. * Show the "call stack." which shows the method or function that called the current method or function, the method or function that called it, and so on. * Stop your program's execution at any method or function. Because you can watch your program as it runs, it becomes much easier to understand how your program and the TADS parser interact. With TADS debugger, not only will you have an easier time making a particular game work, but you will be able to get a much better idea of how the system works. The TADS debugger includes a full manual, which contains a tutorial for users new to source level debugging, as well as detailed information about debugger commands, and a command reference. --- My Comments --- The following are only available to registered users: manuals, debugger, user exit files, and the combiner. I am willing to keep track of things on the Usenet side. If you have gotten the shareware files from either your registered version or CompuServe/GEnie and uploaded them to a Usenet/Internet FTP site, please let me know. Also if anyone makes and uploads any user exit functions, let me know too. Please don't flood me with WANT requests yet...I just sent away for the Atari version two days ago. Dani Roloson KWEST Kitchener-Waterloo Eight Sixteen Thirty-two Atari User Group ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: ======================================================================= * NEW ASSOCIATION FORMING Press Release ======================================================================= Ron Albright Contact: Ron Albright Disktop Publishing Association 1160 Huffman Road Birmingham, AL 35215 Voice: 205-853-8269 FAX: 205-853-8478 BBS: 205-854-1660 NEW ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCED TO PROMOTE ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING BIRMINGHAM, AL: The "Disktop Publisher's Association" ("DPA") is an association for parties of all levels who share interest in the dissimination of information in electronic ("computer readable") format. Those eligible for membership include authors, publishers, and consumers of on-disk publishing. "Electronic publishing," in its broadest sense, shall mean the authorship and production for general consumer access of any materials which are primarily read by computer and viewed on computer monitors. Electronic publishing - also synonymous with "paperless," "digital," and "on-disk" publishing - includes fiction and nonfiction works that are stored and distributed on disk or available by modem access on "bulletin board systems" ("BBSs"). Electronic publishing, in this sense, specifically does not include programs (which are sets of instructions used by a computer to perform other tasks) unless these programs are designed to facilitate the reading of written materials. Examples might include hypertext authoring programs or text viewers. Statement of Purpose The purpose of the DPA includes: 1. To promote, though improved public awareness, the benefits of electronic publishing. These benefits include availability - often on a 24 hour a day, on demand basis - of electronic publications, faster production time, cheaper cost, easier revision and updating, reduced consumption of natural resources, and - using appropriate reader software - enhanced presentation and readability. 2. To provide a forum for discussing the unique challenges of successfully publishing and marketing disk-based publications. Examples might include matching an author or publisher with the appropriate medium for a proposed project. Would hypertext be best? Plain ASCII? Multimedia? 3. A matching service will be organized to place authors - who may not be interested in complexities of marketing and publishing - with publishers who may be willing to assist in these commercial aspects. "Writers write and publishers publish" is an axiom that applies to electronic publishing as well as traditional formats. 4. To share resources for mass marketing electronic publications. Examples might include sharing of costs of mailing publications to user groups, etc. DPA will also assist new authors and publishers in getting press releases circulated and media coverage. Sharing mailing lists with other publishers is another possibility open to members. Membership Requirements The only requirement for membership shall be an interest in the advancement of electronic publishing. No fees will be solicited during the start-up phase. Interested parties can contact the DPA electronically at: The DPI BBS - 205-854-1660 Or through electronic mail on CompuServe (75166,2473), MCI Mail (RALBRIGHT), GEnie (R.Albright) or through the mail at the above address. ======================================================================= * THE GUARDIANS: STORMS OVER DORIA Press Release ======================================================================= "The Guardians: Storms Over Doria" from Telegames will be the long awaited first traditional Role-Playing-Game for the Atari Lynx color portable video game. This is the fourth product published by Telegames for the Lynx. This product casts the player (and up to 3 other ComLynxed players) as a Guardian, one of the legendary, roving band of heros. Each player will select his or her character from an on-screen display of the Guardians, each Guardian with a unique set of attributes such as Strength, Wisdom, Dexterity, Charm, Endurance, speed, magic, etc. The Guardians have been summoned to the Kingdom of Doria to help locate Quellin the Master of the Mystical Arts. Quellin has kidnapped Prince Creshin and stolen Doria's crown, The Crown of Versilles, which gives the wearer the power to control the weather. If King Frederick of Doria does not renounce the throne in his favor, Quellin will condemn the Prince to eternal slavery and Doria to the eternal Winter. The Guardians must locate and rescue the Prince and Crown, and then find and defeat Quellin in Physical and magical combat. Failure will bring the ultimate extinction of the kingdom of Doria. With a three-quarter overhead perspective, the player will have to journey across the Land of Doria(and under it in some of its dungeons) searching for clues to the Wizard's whereabouts. Game elements include different magical spells, numerous monsters, multiple weapons, and the ability to talk to anyone on the streets. An internal clock will vary responses and activities based upon time of day and day of week. A command menu will allow you to GET, OPEN, BREAK, TALK, etc. An original sound-track and superior graphics will make this a "must have" title for every Lynx gamer's library. Available in February 1992 for $44.94 with a hint book to follow later. ======================================================================= * NEW PUBLICATION OFFERED Press Release ======================================================================= Computer Publications, Unltd. (CPU) will soon be publishing GameTrader. GameTrader will cover the world of Video and Computer Games in a way that is so different and unique, you'll have to see it to really appreciate it. And for a limited time, you can have your name put on our mailing list so that you will receive the premier edition of GameTrader absolutely FREE! What is GameTrader? Actually, it is 3 publications in one. ELECTRONIC GAMING NEWS, INFORMATION & REVIEWS!!! The staff of GT (still being assembled) will bring you news and information each month on every facet of the gaming industry from new games to new systems with a variety of articles and columns. Reviews? Yes, we'll have those too. Reviews which tell it like it is without trying to please game designers and advertisers. GameTrader's articles and columns will be geared toward the sophisticated and knowledgable gamer, not the typical 9-12 year-old that so many publications aim for. FANZINE FORUM This unique section will deal with the rapidly expanding world of game newsletters and fanzines. Each issue will carry a Fanzine Directory (with listings of Fanzines and information on how to get ahold of them) and a Fanzine Focus column (which will see what's new in this exciting arena and even focus in on a fanzine or two each month). We will also have our own GT Fanzines, which will actually be miniature publications that focus on specific game systems and columns that you'll look forward to reading each month. And in addition we will be including reprints of some of the top articles and reviews from the many fanzines we'll be collecting from around the world! We believe the fanzine editor is a special breed and we know how hard it is for these individuals to publish their newsletters on a regular basis. We want to assist them in any way we can. (If you're a fanzine editor or contributor, please contact us for more information.) ELECTRONIC GAMING CLASSIFED CONNECTION Have games lying around collecting dust? Looking for a certain game, but don't want to shell out $50 for it? How about complete systems? Equipment? Hint books? You'll be able to do it all in our classified section. We'll even have a special classified section called Power-Up! in which you'll be able to trade hints and tips with other GT readers. And the best part is that these classified listings will be absolutely free to subscribers! Sound exciting? You bet! And now you might be asking what video game and computer systems will we be including in GameTrader. You name it! VIDEO GAME SYSTEMS ================== NINTENDO * Nintendo Entertainment System * Super NES * Game Boy SEGA GENESIS * Sega Genesis * Game Gear * Sega Master System ATARI * Atari Lynx * Atari 2600 * Atari 5200 * Atari 7800 TURBOGRAFX * TurboGrafx 16 * Turbo Express NEO GEO JAPANESE GAME SYSTEMS ===================== PC ENGINE MEGA DRIVE SUPER FAMICOM SUPER GRAFX COMPUTER SYSTEMS ================ ATARI ST ATARI XL/XE AMIGA COMMODORE 64 APPLE MACINTOSH and IBM/PC If you would like to receive a free copy of the premier issue, simply send us your name and address along with a listing of which video game and/or computer systems you own. It's that simple. Don't hesitate. Do it today! COMPUTER PUBLICATIONS, UNTLD. P.O. BOX 2224 ARVADA, CO 80001 CONTACT: STAN SWANSON 303/423-6805 or GEnie Mail: STCONNECTION We have also have a category on GEnie in which we will be discussing GameTrader. Please visit us in the Games RT (Type SCORPIA at the prompt) in Category 8, Topic 29. ======================================================================= * Z*NET SOFTWARE SHELF by Ron Berinstein ======================================================================= Last week's top file was WHATIS version 4.9. Well WHATIS is only current now if you have version 5.1! WHATIS.ARC still identifies over 100 types of files - ARCs, LHarcs, PRGs, pics, ACCs, animations, etc. It still runs as a PRG., or an ACC., and on any ST/TT in any rez. Short docs included in the archive. Added is info on FSM-GDOS outline fonts, font metrics, and width table files. It is of course nice to see that files are being upgraded, and particularly nice to see the movement continue upward within the realm of PD/Shareware/Freeware software. Today positive movement trends are sometimes harder to find than they should be. At least the ST provides an inexpensive, power filled opportunity, for those wishing to knock on it's door, to output fine graphics, produce top music, write incredible scripts, investigate the world of computer games, and keep account of your financial interests, plus, of course much more. So, if you haven't already begun to unleash some of your computer's other options, why not let this be the day you combine your talents with your ST's ability, and set out on a voyage of discovery. Get the picture? To help you really get the picture, (clever segway <smile>) you can start by downloading a file that will give you technical information on a lot of different types of pictures. PIXFMT.ZOO Tech'l data on NEO, DEGAS, Tiny, Spectrum, Art Director, C.O.L.R. Object Editor Mural, Doodle, Cyber Paint Sequence, Animatic Film, Animaster Sprite Bank, STOS, GEM Bit Image, STAD, Imagic Film/ Picture, IFF, RGB Intermediate Format, ComputerEyes Raw Data Format, MacPaint and PackBits Compression Algorithm. Jun 26,'91 version. (Unpack archive w/ ZOO 2.1) Is one picture worth a thousand massages? COLOURSPACE a program.. (about it) "In the beginning was PSYCHEDELIA on the C64, which begat COLOURSPACE on the 8-bit Atari, which led to this version, COLOURSPACE ST, which is the direct ancestor of TRIP-A-TRON". COLOURSPACE was the first ST incarnation of the light-synthesiser concept. The lightsynth idea is one the author has been playing about with since 1984. The basic idea is simple: the light-synthesiser is an 'instrument' which produces dynamic patterns and colour sequences under the direct control of the operator. The light-synth is generally used in conjunction with music; it's nice to sit down and mellow out with your favorite sounds and use it. MEZMERM1.ARC Written for an ST computer working with an RGB monitor in MED res. The program is being released as PD. This is a People Saver program - designed to help promote stress relaxation and spiritual renewal during long periods at the computer keyboard. Keep the program in your root directory for ready access. Under the Heading: How the **** does this program work? GERMAN TO ENGLISH TRANSLATOR 1.6 has now been released. New features include: -Words can be added to the dictionary -Works better with mono systems -New main screen -Uses 120KB less memory I believe that this is worth the download for anyone using the now often available programs from Germany that do not have English documentation. File name: GER2EN16.LZH Under the Heading of: Font wants SWITCH.LZH A little ACC that changes system font to something some people may like more. Also, pressing LSHIF+RSIFT you get second half of the char. set. As all SOVIET imports, this gives you Cyrillic in ASCII locations 128-255 (actually, a bit higher then 128). Works on all ST's in all resolutions. Not tested on newer machines. WOLF_II.LZH This is somthing a CodeHead user downloaded from Skyline BBS in Denver. It changes the system font to a MAC style Chicago font. Under the Heading of: Whatever YOU want! You want Hi Res? I'LL give YOU high res.! YOU want low rez? I'LL give YOU low res.! YOU want to see it move? NO PROBLEM! MGIF37B.LZH GIF viewer that works in ST high res. Gives the image a slight flicker to increase resolution. Has other image manipulation features as well. TESTED->TOS 1.0/1.4 MONO ONLY! LOW_REZ.LZH Run LOW resolution programs from a medium rez screen. A must for HD owners, and users of menus such as HotWire, etc. Will not work on a TT. BANANA_2.ARC Allows delta animations to be played directly from a hard drive. Supports Mono delta animation & creates mono delta files from colour sources using the Floyd Steinberg method. Convert any of DLT, DL1, DL3, PI1, PI3 to any of DLT, DL1, DL3, PI1, PI3 & it has template capabilities too. Support also included to backup LARGE files to floppy and then restore them at speed. Under the Heading: GO AHEAD! TEST it out for yourself! NBM11.LZH NBM, v1.1 - replaces the previous beta version. NBM allows you to test the speed of your machine. 5 tests are performed and timed, totalling less than 3 minutes. You can then compare your results to other machines of different configurations, and/or print your results. No tests have changed. New comparison results have been added. Won't work on a TT though. And so that you can get the MOST MIDI for your MONEY! MIDIBUFR.ARC This short program code has routines in GFA basic which allow you to set the ST/STe/TT's Midi buffer to your own buffer in any size you specify, up to 32Kbytes. There is a slightly different compiled version included which allows you to examine the buffer currently in use by the system. SETTN.ARC Set Tone C is designed to give easier access to some of the features of MIDI synthesizers/keyboards, especially "mass-market" products selling for under $200. Many of these have features that are hidden from the casual user, but can be unleashed. Set Tone C is a tool used to change the "voice" of an instrument by sending MIDI commands to the instrument. And for your software collection: TTTOOLS.LZH Some programs, e.g. the enhanced Desktop GEMINI by G. Steffens & S. Eissing and others programs making use of the FlyDials by J. Reschke provide some extra capabilites if a BLiTTER is installed. BLiTSIM gives you the opportunity to see the dialogs moving around in real time on the Atari TT and other Atari machines not equipped with a BLiTTER. WNX1091.LZH Wind-XES is a modular accessory/control panel that lets you load in .WNX ("winks") applications which run concurrently under its environment. It works with GEM, not under, around, or over it. This means it works with your favorite programs, provided they are GEM-based. CARDP300.LZH contains a program which will allow registered users of CardFile version 3.00 to obtain 3.02. This new version fixes a few minor bugs (among them the "doubling bug"). This supplements a previous file uploaded recently that updates version 3.01. CAL.ARC a "Maintenance update" 6.0.2: Cal, corrects several problems with events at importance level zero, some edit screen changes; Calshow, corrects problem with max number of events to show, some ACC logic. Cal 6 lets you look at any month/year, and schedule events by date, position, or every so many days. All new screens, more room to describe each event, cyclic events, save/load/merge events, keyboard shortcuts, auto conversion from previous versions, more! And for those who want to kid around: First, you might try downloading STGD1191.LZH which contains the new issue of ST Gaming Digest. That used to be ZEN-ST, it is a monthly guide to new and upcoming Atari ST games. Then you might try downloading: KV_PARK.LZH Game for very small children. Shows a park setting, with cursor as a butterfly. Click on hidden boxes to reveal characters and props. Very nicely done, suitable for 2-5 year olds, low res. CRAPS.ARC A craps game. No documentation or rules are included. Brief hint: buy chips, point the mouse and hold the left button where you want to lay them (right button removes chips), then proceed to go bankrupt at your leisure. Under the Heading: DOUBLE your pleasure, DOUBLE your fun! EXPANDER.LZH This French program will take your single-sided floppy and make it into a double-sided one without losing any data, & all in one operation! It formats, reads, and writes by itself. With English docs. Use LHarc v2.01x to uncompress. Obviously, you'll need a double sided drive to do this. And finally this week: Software Shelf's World Famous GFA Programmer's Corner: GFA_V2.ARC This is version 2.0 of the GFA BASIC interpreter. After its publication in STart magazine, it was decided to allow for its free distribution. Please be sure to distribute the entire .ARC file, should you pass it along. And be sure to read the READ_ME.TXT file for a special upgrade offer. PMMU PATCH 2.01 The program uses the PMMU to map the 32 bit address of the 68030 into the smaller and standard address range of the 68000, i.e. 24 bits. This should help with programs that use the upper byte of pointers to store extra information (e.g. all GFA written programs). A new improvement remaps also the area $fc0000-$feffff into $e00000- $e2ffff ; this could be useful with programs that attempt to read directly the ROM (often to get TOS version). File name: PMMU201.LZH The above files were compiled by Ron Berinstein co-sysop CodeHead Quarters BBS (213) 461-2095 from files that were either directly uploaded to CodeHead Quarters BBS, or downloaded from GEnie, Compuserve, and Delphi online services. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ To sign up for GEnie service call (with modem) (800) 638-8369. Upon connection type HHH and hit <return>. Wait for the U#= prompt and type XJM11877,GEnie and hit <return>. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ To sign up for CompuServe service call (with phone) (800) 848-8199. Ask for operator #198. 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