Z*Net: 28-Mar-93 #9311

From: Bruce D. Nelson (aa789@cleveland.Freenet.Edu)
Date: 04/03/93-12:05:47 AM Z

From: aa789@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Bruce D. Nelson)
Subject: Z*Net: 28-Mar-93 #9311
Date: Sat Apr  3 00:05:47 1993

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 Z*NET: ATARI ONLINE MAGAZINE  Copyright (c)1993, Syndicate Publishing
     Volume 8, Number 11    Issue #495    March 28, 1993   File:93-11
  Publisher/Editor..........................................Ron Kovacs
  Writer............................................Michael R. Burkley
  GEnie Online Editor........................................Ed Krimen
  CompuServe Online Editor............................Michael Mortilla
  Contributing Writer.........................................Len Stys
  Contributing Writer........................................Bob Smith
  AtariNet Coordinator\Telecommunications...................Bill Scull
  Contributing Editor...................................Dr. Paul Keith
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  Z*Net News Service\AtariUser Magazine-Publisher\Editor.....John Nagy
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      |#|  The Editors Desk..............................Ron Kovacs
      |#|  Z*Net Newswire..........................................
      |#|  BlueRidge Atarifest '93....................Press Release
      |#|  Cybercube Research Conference Transcript................
      |#|  CompuServe Update.......................................
      |#|  Modem Modification...........................Jeff Poling
      |#|  Music Developers Listing................................
      |#|  Z*Net Calender Update.........................Ron Kovacs
      |#|  The Unabashed Atariophile................Michael Burkley
 ######  By Ron Kovacs
 ######  ---------------------------------------------------------------
 Last week I compacted our edition with ZIP as a test and received LOTS
 of mail about it.  However, later in the week LZH was getting close to a
 LOSS with ZIP becomming our standard, but it is NOT the case and all
 future editions with be LZH.  BUT, that can change in the future if ZIP
 gains more popularity.
     Also, a Happy Belated Birthday to John Nagy who will stay at 39!


 ######  Atari and Industry News Update
 ######  ---------------------------------------------------------------
 The Independent Association of Atari Developers is actively pursuing
 "pirate" bulletin board systems, that is, BBSs with commercial files
 available for download.  The IAAD would very much appreciate the
 assistance of Atari enthusiasts in this endeavor.  If you know of such
 a BBS, please contact PERMIT$ in GEMail.  All correspondence will be
 held in the strictest of confidence.
 PLI has introduced the Infinity 105, based on the SyQuest 3105S, a
 removable drive that stores 105MB of data on convenient 3.5" cartridges.
 The new removeable drive, capable of playing back JPEG compressed movies
 high frame rates, provides sustained data transfer rates up to 1.7
 Mbytes per second and an average seek time of 14.5 milliseconds.  The
 Infinity 105 is available as an external or an internal model for the
 Macintosh Quadra 800, 900, 950; Centris 610 and 650; Mac IIvx, IIvi; and
 Performa 600.  All drives ship with a formatted cartridge.
 IBM named Louis V. Gerstner Jr. its new chief executive to succeed John
 Akers.  Gerstner is the sixth CEO in IBM's history and the first from
 outside the company.  Gerstner, 51, was the chairman of RJR Nabisco
 Holdings, and will take over the helm at IBM on April 1.  He previously
 was president of American Express Co. and a management consultant for
 McKinsey & Co.  IBM had the worst year in its 79-year history in 1992,
 reporting a record $5.46 billion loss for the fourth quarter and $4.97
 billion in red ink for all of 1992.
 WordPerfect officially introduced WordPerfect 6.0 for DOS last week.
 The new version, scheduled to be released later this spring, was
 unveiled during press conferences in Germany, Australia, Canada, the
 United Kingdom and the United States.  Version 6.0 is the successor to
 WordPerfect 5.1 for DOS.  WordPerfect 6.0 users will also be able to fax
 directly from within WordPerfect.  Version 6.0 supports FaxBIOS
 technology and will ship with the necessary drivers for Class 1, Class
 2, or CAS-compliant fax devices.
 More than 33,000 networking professionals gathered at INTEROP 93 Spring
 to learn about the latest business and technical issues of integrating
 disparate computing platforms.  Three hundred seventeen vendors
 exhibited an array of the latest technologies that enable companies to
 deploy worldwide enterprise networks.  Key technologies represented at
 the show included Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM), Simple Network
 Management Protocol Version 2 (SNMPv2), Advanced Peer-to-Peer Networking
 (APPN) and Advanced Program-to-Program Communications (APPC) and Fast
 Ethernet.  Unique to INTEROP are its comprehensive educational programs
 and interoperability demonstrations, which allow attendees to learn
 about and experience the latest technologies and applications.  Taught
 by leading experts in industry and academia, these programs range from
 the desktop to the data center, from theory to practical application.
 Highlights of the show included the official unveiling of NetWare 4.0,
 Novell's newest version of its network operating system, the first live
 preview of Microsoft Corp.'s NT-based system management software code
 named Hermes, and the industry's first live demonstration of APPI.
 In addition, internetworking with SNA received a flurry of attention
 with a spate of product announcements and demonstrations, more than a
 dozen conference sessions in SNA INTEROP, and the recommendation by the
 APPI forum that key SNA capabilities be added to APPI.
 INTEROP 93 Spring combined four concurrent conferences, two-day
 technical tutorials, cooperative interoperability demonstrations, the
 INTEROPnet live network and special sessions.  The next INTEROP
 conference and exhibition will be held in San Francisco, Aug. 23-27,
 1993 at Moscone Center.
 INTEROP is a registered trademark and INTEROPnet is a trademark of
 Interop Co.

 ######  Press Release - March 25, 1993
 ######  ---------------------------------------------------------------
 The Blue Ridge Atari Computer Enthusiasts (BRACE) and Computer STudio
 invite you to participate in the Fourth Annual Blue Ridge AtariFest in
 beautiful Asheville, North Carolina.  Show dates and times are:
                    Saturday July 24, 1993  10am - 6pm
                    Sunday   July 25, 1993  Noon - 5pm
 Just as in previous years, we have arranged for FREE Booth space for
 Atari developers!!  (We're only requesting the donation of a door
 We can promise both developers and show-goers an energetic and exciting
 show with as enthusiastic a crowd of Atarians as you'll find anywhere,
 plus the support of Computer STudio in the mall.
 We're once again taking over the Courtyard Shop (mall) area at Westgate
 Shopping Center for the show (location of Computer STudio), plus the use
 of vacant store spaces for seminar sessions.  Seminar sessions will be
 45 minutes in length, and developers are welcome to conduct a seminar on
 their product line or approved topic of their choice (seminar sessions
 are limited, so first come, first served).
 This year's show dates also coincide with Asheville's annual Bele Chere
 street festival, when downtown Asheville is closed to vehicular traffic
 and becomes what must be one of the largest street fairs in the country.
 Westgate Shopping Center is one of the primary Park-and-Ride shuttle
 centers for transporting people to and from downtown, and we've arranged
 to have the shuttle service pick up at the front entrance of the mall
 and drop off at the rear entrance, so everyone taking the service from
 Westgate WILL walk through the AtariFest exhibition area sometime during
 the day.  This will be a great opportunity to showcase Atari and Atari
 related software and peripherals, and introduce them to people who
 aren't already Atari owners.  Bringing in NEW blood is the key to the
 growth of this platform, and this will be our opportunity to begin that
 process with a captive audience.
 Additional discussions of the show, as well as confirmations of your
 participation, are welcome in GEnieMail and in the Blue Ridge AtariFest
 topic 13 in Category 11 here on GEnie.
 Hoping to hear from you soon.  Happy Atari Computing.  It's happening in
 For additional information, please contact:

     Sheldon Winick                     Cliff Allen, Show Coord.
     GEnie:  S.WINICK                   GEnie:  C.ALLEN17
     Computer STudio                    Internet:  CALLEN@UNCA.EDU
     Westgate Shopping Center           phone:  (704) 258-3758
     40 Westgate Parkway - Suite D
     Asheville, NC  28806
     (704) 251-0201

 or the Blue Ridge AtariFest topic on GEnie (Atari Roundtable, Category
 11, Topic 13).

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 Guest - Ralf Doewich, CyberCube Research
  Host - Lou Rocha
  March 15, 1993
 <ST.LOU> It is my pleasure to welcome Ralf Doewich of CyberCube
 Research.  CyberCube has just released its spectacular M16-1280 graphics
 card for sale in North America.  I have been lucky enough to see this
 card in action and the display is unbelievable!  I hope Ralf will have a
 chance to demo his product at some user shows this summer.
 Ralf, I know you have done a lot of work to prepare for this evening's
 RTC.  We have tried to match your effort by bannering this event on the
 RT door and on GEnie Page One.  We appreciate your effort and your
 generous offer of some door prizes.  (More on that later.)  Welcome to
 GEnie and please make your opening comments.
 <CYBERCUBE> Welcome everybody. Before we plunge into the intricate
 details of our first RTC I would like to thank you all for attending
 this conference tonight.
 Let me take this opportunity to briefly introduce myself.  My name is
 Ralf Doewich.  I was born in Brazil and after living for more than 10
 years in Germany, I came to Canada in 1989.
 Together with some friends, I founded Ionis Software International in
 1984.  We have produced a number of successful entertainment software
 titles for a variety of the at the time popular 8-bit homecomputers.
 From very humble beginnings selling less than 50 copies per game we went
 to more than 200,000 sold copies and even reached the first position in
 the European Software Top Ten.
 With the advent of the 16-bit computers and changing interests, we
 thought it was time to concentrate on other areas and closed ISI in
 1989.  After moving to Canada, I helped co-found Cybercube Research Ltd
 in the same year.
 Cybercube is a young R&D company with a particular focus in the
 multimedia, networking and telecommunication system markets.  We
 specialize in custom system configuration and development as well as
 custom programming and a sincere commitment to service and satisfaction.
 Tonight I would like to introduce you to our latest product, the CyReL
 SUNRISE M16-1280 True Color High Resolution Graphics Card for the Atari
 TT030 and Mega STE.
 The CyReL SUNRISE M16-1280 combines a sophisticated graphics controller
 with 2 MB of fast video RAM and a top of the line video DAC (digital to
 analogue converter) to form a very flexible graphics system.
 By employing the latest technologies, custom designed components and
 more than 70 video clock frequencies up to 120 MHz, the CyReL SUNRISE
 M16-1280 cards achieve a new level of performance and integration.
 The CyReL SUNRISE M16-1280 offers a wide range of operating modes from
 economic Monochrome displays to dazzling True Color imaging
 The CyReL SUNRISE M16-1280 can be operated with any industry standard
 analog monitor, ranging from small 12" analog greyscale to 17" VGA
 monitors and even to high end multi-sync monitors up to 37".
 Due to the versatile video timing generator, resolutions up to 3400
 (horizontal) and 2048 (vertical) can be programmed.  Every M16-1280 card
 supports multiple frame buffers in 32/24bit (True Color), 8bit (256
 colors), 4bit (16 colors), 2bit (4 colors) and 1bit/pixel (monochrome)
 modes, allowing up to 262 frame buffers simultaneously.  On-board
 hardware assisted blit and drawing functions accelerate the graphics
 output and screen updates.  The built-in expansion connectors provide
 further opportunities for enhancements and a represent a flexible way
 for future upgrades.
 Multi-media applications can take advantage of the new and exciting
 CyReL VidiMix8 Desktop Video expansion module.  It allows every SUNRISE
 card to record live video clips, instantly resize and capture True Color
 video images in real-time.  The VidiMix8 encodes computer generated
 pictures, animations and images in 12 different international TV
 standards while providing a host of special effects.
 All colors can be selected from a range of 16,777,216 shades.  Pseudo
 Color and True Color modes (with gamma correction) are available.  The
 True Color modes support an 8-bit alpha channel and in conjunction with
 the VIDIMIX8 module it assists professional real-time superimposing of
 live video images, graphics and templates.  Smooth scrolling and panning
 allows virtual screen sizes beyond the normal monitor resolution.
 Interlaced or non-interlaced modes with various refresh rates up to 260
 Hz are programmable.
 The CyReL SUNRISE M16-1280 comes complete with its own custom True Color
 capable VDI drivers, offering compatibility with almost all GEM
 applications available.  A number of system accessories increase the
 comfort and ease of configuring the various features of the cards.
 The CyReL M16-1280 cards are being distributed by DMC Publishing Inc.
 and have a SRP of US $1,495.00.
 <ST.LOU> Can you tell us about the installation procedure for your card?
 <CYBERCUBE> The CyReL SUNRISE M16-1280 Graphics Cards come with a truly
 unique installation program: the RUN-ME-FIRST package.  And here is why:
 Whenever a system is upgraded or expanded, people are concerned about
 two major issues: the 'installation blues' and the compatibility.  After
 considering these factors we came up with these solutions:
 1) Cybercube provides a interactive GEM-based installation program that
    guides the user through every step of the installation.  The benefit:
    through the extensive use of detailed animations and on-line help
    functions and after seeing these simple steps right on the screen,
    the actual process of installing the card can be completed in
    approximately five minutes (!). No hassle, no special expertise, no
    technical skills are required!
 2) We have put in our best efforts to make the existing software drivers
    as stable and reliable as possible.  We've put them through very 
    thorough tests.  And after proving their compatibility, we now trust
    them our day-to-day business operations.  For months.
 To see it for yourself, download the RUNME1ST.LZH demo (#27514) right
 here from GEnie.
 <[Steve] S.MILLER58> How does the Sunrise compare with cards for the MAC
 and IBM clones?  The price is high and it seems like I have seen cards
 that can do 1280x960 in 24 bit color ....
 <CYBERCUBE> Well, we have compared our offer with a lot of other
 products, mostly on the IBM and MAC platform.  So far, we think we have
 a very competetive offer if you look very closely at all the features we
 offer.  Most of the cards on the IBM are rather difficult to use and
 install.  At the end of this conference we will have a detailed
 pricelist.  So you can check out the details yourself. *grin*
 <[Steve] S.MILLER58> Just for an example I know that some 24 bit TIFFs
 in Photoshop sometimes take 15 minutes to rotate how does that compare
 with an image being rotated in Calamus?
 <CYBERCUBE> Hmmm, I do not know Calamus so well that I could instantly
 pull up a number and have a direct comparison with the card you might
 have in mind.  But consider this: In True Color Mode (real 32-bit per
 pixel) the CPU has to shuffle quite a bit of data compared to the
 standard ST modes with only 32KB of memory to manage.  TIFFs and JPEGS
 easily exceed several megabytes and with the GEMView package, they are
 all handled in let's say less than a couple of minutes.  GEMView does
 not rotate the pictures.  So, maybe we should ask a Calamus user
 (expert!) how things will compare...
 <[don] D.VICHA> Will the card set up the virtual screen by itself (with
 software) or does it need help from a prg.
 <CYBERCUBE> Hardware smooth-scrolling & panning allows virtual screen
 size management for screen sizes up to 4096 x 4096 pixels.  Virtual
 resolutions use a smaller physical resolution, let's say 640x480 or
 800x600 on-screen.  The real frame buffer or display resolution can be a
 lot higher.  We provide a mouse driver, that lets you scroll and pan
 through the entire frame buffer and select the 640x480 or 800x600
 'window' that you want to display on your screen.  Therefore even small
 or inexpensive monitors can be used to work with high resolutions like
 2048x1024, at the expense of some 'scrolling around'.
 <[don] D.VICHA> Would that work with Calamus now?
 <CYBERCUBE> Yes, it would.  Every GEM program (at least the CLEAN ones)
 would for that matter.  The screen can be *VERY* big.  So it's sometimes
 a little difficult finding the right spot instantly.
 <[John B.] J.BRENNER1> Hi, has your card been tested with FastTech's
 T030 accelerator board, and more important still, has Lexicor software
 been tested.
 <CYBERCUBE> No, we have not yet had the chance in testing it with the
 Fastech T030.  But looking at how things are going on the MEGA STE and
 the TT030, we do not anticipate any big problems.  We are in contact
 with Jim and we are very excited about the upcoming cooperation.  As
 with Lexicor, we will make sure that all the products will run as
 smoothly as their latest stuff and demo releases.
 <J.ALLEN27> The simple answer is: Nathan Potechin wants HIS Cyrel and
 T030 to work together, so it WILL be done ;-)
 <[Steve] S.MILLER58> Are there any *really* good 24 bit paint programs
 that are compatible with the Sunrise... as of now I know of none even
 out for the Atari... :(
 <CYBERCUBE> There are a number of European programs, but I don't know
 their North American distributors right now.  But I'll try to get all
 the info for you.  We have had the chance to test some beta versions of
 coming programs, and all I can say is: IT'S AMAZING!!! (sorry no more
 details as of yet!)
 <ST.LOU> While I wait for more folks to /raise their hands, can you tell
 us what monitors work with the Cyrel Card?
 <CYBERCUBE> More than 70 frequencies ranging form 5 to 120 MHz are
 software selectable.  This allows the use of ALMOST ANY monitor with the
 card.  Here are the few things to watch out for when you intend to buy a
 monitor: - normal use: make sure to get a monitor that is at least VGA
 compatible.  Prices below $200 make these types of monitors very
 attractive.  But consider the advantages of SVGA (Super VGA) monitors,
 which offer higher refresh rates and better resolutions for slightly
 higher prices.
 - mid range: we recommend the use of multi-sync monitors.  They offer
 greater flexibility, easier use and faster resolutions changes.  Prices
 ranging from $200 to $700 are usual, but some dealers may offer
 incredible deals.  Combined with the ability of some monitors to display
 images up to 1280x1024, they may offer the best value for money.
 - high end: Everything above 17" inch monitors is commonly considered
 high end.  This class of monitors offers the best choice if you want to
 explore large on-screen resolutions or you need to work with big on-
 screen images, very fine detail or if you intend to use the monitors
 professionally.  These monitors offer a wide range of refresh rates and
 resolutions.  Prices vary a lot and it is always best to see the monitor
 in use before making a buying decision.
 <[Chuck] HAINES> Do I understand that with an additional module you will
 be able to dump video directly in in true color for capture from say a
 camcorder, etc.
 <CYBERCUBE> With the VidiMix8, PAL and NTSC compatible signals can be
 generated supporting 12 international TV standards.  Video signals can
 be output in either standard formats or professional formats for
 industrial or TV studio applications.  Video output is CCIR and EIA343-
 A compatible.
 For more informations about the VidiMix8, please look through the Atari
 ST libraries and the press releases library.  Or visit our CyReL SUNRISE
 M16-1280 topic right here on GEnie (DMC Product support, Category 16,
 Topic 12).
 <[Chuck] HAINES> How do these additional modules hook in, with the Mega
 STE hooking up to the VME, do they go through a cable or connector?
 <CYBERCUBE> No, actually we succeeded in making them small enough to
 piggy-back them right onto the graphics card.  We've been testing them
 extensively and plan to release a demo video clip, which could be played
 on any normal ST.  You won't have the glorious 24-bit color stuff, but
 at least it could wet your appetite!
 <M.MCFEE> Ralf is it possible to get a Cyrel board for around 1200 US
 dollars?  I do not need an ethernet addition for the extra money.
 <CYBERCUBE> Interesting question!  Why not $1200.  We thought $1,495 is
 a nice number too :-) We already lowered the price and we think we have
 quite a nice offer.  Actually, what we have tried to do is to offer the
 best possible combination of the most interesting features.  It is our
 intention to convince people that the quality of the tools they use will
 directly influence the quality of work they produce.
 <ST.LOU> Ralf, maybe Mike is asking for a Lite version of your card :-)
 <CYBERCUBE> Just look at the software you will get with it.  Here is a
 list of the utilities and drivers that are shipped with the card:
 1 CyReL RUN-ME-FIRST GEM-based Interactive Installation Program
 1 CyReL CM16_VIP Init & Diagnostic Driver
 1 CyReL VDI Driver for 256 Colors Mode Driver
 1 CyReL VDI Driver for True Color Mode Driver
 1 CyReL M16 Palette Master Util
 1 CyReL M16 VDI Configuration Util
 1 CyReL Serial Mouse Manager Util
 1 CyReL XCHANGE Resolution Changer Util
 1 CyReL CONFDISP Display Parameter Editor Util
 1 CyReL VIEW_GIF GIF Viewer Util
 1 CyReL VIEW_PCX PCX Viewer Util
 1 CyReL VIEW_TGA TGA Viewer Util
 1 CyReL VIEW_JPG JPEG Viewer Util
 10+ On-line Help and Documentation Files
 30+ predefined custom color palettes
 80+ predefined Modes & Resolutions
 500+ Monitor Specifications
 We are also planning of including a free PD and shareware disk
 containing such excellent programs like GEMView from Dieter Fiebelkorn.
 All programs have been tested and are fully compatible with the CyReL
 M16-1280 graphics cards.
 <[Dave] D.SMITH200> Will the card support JPEG compression?  Either in
 this release or in the future?
 <CYBERCUBE> Right now we do not have any dedicated hardware on the card
 that supports JPEG compression.  But we have to look at the demand and
 plan to react to whatever our customers feel is necessary!
 <ST.LOU> How about giving Ralf a breather while we hold the first draw
 of the evening.  OK, there are 20 folks here.  Ralf is giving away a
 set of programs... Palette Master and Mouse Manager.  R.Brown is our
 first winner.
 <CYBERCUBE> Congratulations ! Well, he can choose whether he wants one
 of our Serial Mouse Drivers or the nice Paletter Master.
 <R.BROWN30> Well, I never thought to win a prize.  But it's much
 <[Steve] S.MILLER58> So, can you display a movie from a VCR in a 640x480
 window real time like on the NeXTSTEP color card?  And then capture a
 frame and stick it into calamus or something? & will u put out a color
 brochure anytime soon with screenshots?
 <CYBERCUBE> We have been playing with the video recording and sampling
 and what we found is that the harddisk and the memory management imposes
 some real tricky limitations on the overall system performance.  So we
 will have to tweak the software and see how far we can get.  Right now
 it is possible to resize video images in real-time, resizing is
 necessary because of the mentioned problems of saving the data.  Imagine
 that one second of recorded video can generate something like 13 MB of
 data.  I for myself haven't found a harddisk yet, that can store that
 much in a single second.  Besides, my internal memory fills up rather
 <[Chuck] HAINES> With the vme only on the Mega STE and TT030, any plans
 on supporting maybe the PDS on the Falcon, or some other way for newer
 <CYBERCUBE> We have been supporting the Atari platform for some time now
 and I really want to continue this as long as there is interest in our
 products.  We have had quite a number of request similar to yours
 despite the fact that there are only a few Falcons out there right now.
 So it seems, that this will be a real big and interesting field which
 most certainly will expand considering the good features that this
 machines already has.  We have been very active in the industrial
 imaging market, so we'll have a close look what will be suitable to
 convert to the Atari.  But for now, I think that our first product shows
 quite some promise too.
 <[Chuck] HAINES> OK, just hate to get one for a Mega STE and get
 pigeonholed on a machine not made, and not able to work up to a new
 <CYBERCUBE> We've tried very hard to make our products as flexible as
 possible.  So we see a good chance to take it from one machine to the
 <B.WELSCH> For those of us who do not know much about the video/ST
 connection, is this for computer overwrites on commericials? or greets
 for home video? what does a general end user like myself use the product
 (s) for?  I am sorry a little late arriving (hard drive problems :-(
 <CYBERCUBE> Yes, we have been toying around with GENlocking,
 superimposing computer images on video, grabbing video frames and then
 altering them (recolor your neighbour's nose for instance!) and a lot of
 fading effects for titles and other stuff.  There is also the
 possibility to record your computer animations directly onto a video
 tape.  This can be an image composed of live video with computer
 graphics on top of it or just live video or just graphics, as you like
 <B.WELSCH> Ralph, why don't you come to the Kansas City show and then I
 can see the items and ask these stupid questions in person.  The date of
 the show is June 26th and 27th...shameless plug ;-)
 <CYBERCUBE> Well, I have to admit that we are running a little late in
 making all sorts of trade show appearances since we have a lot of very
 urgent projects right now.  But be sure that we will try to use any good
 opportunity to show our products to the Atari fans.  Let's talk about
 this in the next couple of days, OK?
 <S.MILLER58> Ralf, will you support other platforms to stay alive in our
 dead atari market? err almost dead?
 <CYBERCUBE> As a matter of fact, we already do.  But these products are
 custom designed products that require special attention and we want to
 bring the same kind of service to the Atari market.  Besides, I don't 
 think the Atari market is dead.  There are cycles in every market and
 I've been around since 1982, working with a lot of computers, so you see
 some having great times and times of transitions.  I think we are at
 such a transition.  And it is up to the user, the manufacturer and all
 third party developers to endure such slower periods, which ultimately
 present a great chance to evaluate a company's position and adjust the
 product spectrum accordingly.  Considering the number of requests and
 the interest in our products, I haven't had a chance to think about a 
 dying market.
 <[chris] M.GIORGI> Does your software show in full color?
 <CYBERCUBE> Of course, color is all we do! :) *lotsa smilies *
 <S.MILLER58> Have you ever had any reviews of your products in any major
 publications i.e. MACworld, PCworld etc....
 <CYBERCUBE> Hmmm, as far as I know I joined an Atari RTC tonight.  All
 our professional products are kept in quite some confidence, since most
 of our customers don't want their competitors know what type of
 sophisticated equipment they are using to beat them. :)  And some of the
 equipment is based on an IBM, some on ATARI machines, which work equally
 well.  In regards to reviews, we haven't been chasing the best ratings
 (that's for TV studios to do), we concentrated on designing some real
 nice products.
 <V.HUTZ> How much is that module?
 <CYBERCUBE> Do you mean the VidiMix8 Desktop Video Module ?
 <V.HUTZ> Gold leaf is coming out with a 24bit prog. is that what you
 were alluding to earlier? and how much documentation comes with the
 <CYBERCUBE> Sorry, we cannot (are not allowed) to comment on any beta
 test versions.  But there are a number of new programs coming that will
 extensively use the ability to work in 24-bit.  As to the documentation,
 we have a nice manual that explains all the various aspects of the 
 installation, the use and the configuration of our cards.  Let me check,
 there are a almost 50 pages of documentation and a lot of on-line help
 files.  These files explain a lot about the internal structure, the
 operation of the various drivers and how programmers can take advantage
 of the new features.  Most of it is conveniently handled by the VDI, so
 it is accessible from a wide variety of development tools and compilers.
 <M.MCFEE> Ralf, I have two questions: What would it take to have 1024 by
 768 on a TT in 16.8 milliom? plus what is the current res highest for
 the pyc1426 in 16.8?
 <CYBERCUBE> The 1024x768 can be displayed with every CyReL M16-1280.  In
 16.7 million colors. The highest tested resolution on-screen has been
 e.g. 2048x1024 in 256 colors.  Works nicely with the VDI, so you have a
 huge area to play with.  You can also use the PTC1426 as a monitor for
 the card.  Then the max resolution will be 800x512 in True Color due to
 the fact that the PTC1426 is a fixed frequency monitor and was only
 designed to handle such modes as 640x480.  We tweaked it a little to get
 you the 800x512.
 <ST.LOU> Ralf, you could give us those specs of resolutions and refresh
 rates if you have them.
 <CYBERCUBE> Here are some examples listing the on-screen resolution and
 the corresponding refresh rates:
  512 x 512        120 Hz, NI
  640 x 400        112 Hz, NI
  640 x 480        86.1 Hz, NI
  720 x 512        74 Hz, NI
  768 x 512        74 Hz, NI
  800 x 512        77 Hz, NI
  800 x 608        74 Hz, NI
  960 x 608        74.8 Hz, NI
 1024 x 768        86.9 Hz, NI
 1024 x 1024       75 Hz, NI
 1600 x 1024       103 Hz, I
 2048 x 960        90 Hz, NI
 2048 x 1024       100.3 Hz, I
 Higher and lower rates are programmable, depending on the monitors
 abilities and limits.
 <[20] Lyre] AEO.3> Ralf, what is the price of the VidiMix8 module for
 the Cyrel Sunrise M16-1280?
 <CYBERCUBE> Sorry, typo, max True Color resolution is 1024x512.  Mea
 culpa.  We have not set a final price yet, because the software is not
 ready.  But we want to have a very competitive pricing on that module.
 So expect something good!
 <[chris] M.GIORGI> Clue me in, is this an onscreen color card or a
 digitiser or both?
 <CYBERCUBE> The CyReL cards work alongside the original Atari video
 modes.  So you can work with two monitors at the same time.  With the
 addition of the VidiMix8, you can instanlty grab and digitize video
 <S.MILLER58> How and Why would you want to set up four cards in one
 system like your brochure says? How can you use two monitors with the TT
 at the same time?
 <CYBERCUBE> Up to four CyReL M16-1280 cards can be present in a single
 Atari TT030 system.  This allows multiple-monitor operation (e.g. for
 video walls, large presentations or show attractions).
 In the Mega STE, only one CyReL M16-1280 card can be installed.  This is
 due to the fact that only 4 MB of address space are reserved for the VME
 bus as opposed to the 16 MB in the TT030.  Keep in mind that the Mega
 STE is based on the 68ooo CPU and can only address a maximum of 16 MB of
 memory.  Considering this, the VME bus already utilizes an astonishing
 25% of that address space.  Connect one monitor to the Atari video 
 connector, the other one to our cards, so you'll have stereo VDI!
 <[MARIO @ DMC] ISD> I was using the card at the Atari Booth in Comdex
 and the consensus was WOW.  It was faster by far that any of the other
 24 Bit cards at the Show.  Matrox who produce an IBM based card saw the
 card and were astonished that it was on an Atari.  (The little secrets
 we know, eh?) I was amazed at the quality of the color when I called up
 one of my Photo CD files... There is only one problem with the card ...
 I don't HAVE one :-)
 <CYBERCUBE> Through a very close and intensive cooperation with DMC we
 have made sure that all the DMC products are compatible with our cards.
 User's will benefit from higher resolutions, better refresh rates and an
 increased number of displayable colors.
 Calamus is one of the best DTP packages available and its enormous
 capabilities match perfectly with the scope of features offered by the
 CyReL SUNRISE M16-1280 card.  PageStream 2.2 has been tested and works
 fine as well.  The program supports a wide number of resolutions.  The
 version we have tested supported up to 16 colors on screen.
 Through a close cooperation with a friend of mine, Dieter Fiebelkorn, we
 have made sure that the excellent GEMView package is fully compatible
 with the CyReL SUNRISE M16-1280.  Here are a few of the formats that can
 be displayed in all of their original beauty and brilliance:
 GIF, TIFF, ImageLab B&W, IFF, OS/2 BMP, GEM, ART, TN1, TN2, TN3, TNY,
 SPU, SPC, MAC, TGA, XBM, 1st Word DOC, JPG, Sun Rasterfiles SUN, PAC,
 Windows BMP, Windows RLE, IMG, NEO, PI1, PI2, PI3, PC1, PC2, PC3, DOO,
 PCX, Vidas IMG, Resource RSC and others.
 The dangerous thing is: once you experienced the dazzling realism and
 colorful detail of those life-like JPEG images, you WILL come back for
 I would like to thank everybody for joining us tonight.  I hope you have
 found this conference as enjoyable and as informative as we certainly
 have.  Further I would like to extend my gratitude to all those folks
 here at GEnie that helped to make this RTC possible and that volunteered
 to guide me through this new experience.  Congratulations also to all
 our winners tonight!  The prizes will be exclusively registered under
 your names and we will start shipping them tomorrow.
 We would also like to invite everybody to stop by in the CyReL topic.
 We certainly welcome your contributions to our SUNRISE M16-1280
 discussions in the DMC Product Support area, Category 16, Topic 12.
 Ed. Note - Ralf kindly provided ordering information for his product,
 which I have included in this transcript.
 Ordering Information
 Order Code     Description       Quantity     Canada      U.S./Foreign
 CRL16002       CyReL SUNRISE        1-     Cdn $1,795.00  US $1,495.00
 DMC Publishing Inc.
 2800 John Street, Suite 10
 Markham, ON, L3R 0E2, Canada
 Tel. (416) 479 1880
 Fax  (416) 479 1882
 Dealer enquiries welcome
 Order Code     Description          Quantity   Canada    U.S./Foreign
 ACSM12         CyReL Serial Mouse
                Manager & Driver       1-     Cdn $15.00   US $13.00
                Release 1.02

 ACPM36         CyReL Palette Master   1-     Cdn $20.00   US $17.00
                Release 3.6e

 Quantity       U.S. / Canada        Foreign
                US $ / Cdn $          US $
   1             $1.00               $2.50
   2-5           $2.50               $5.00
   5-10          $5.50              $10.00
  10-over++     $10.00              $20.00
 ++= Contact Cybercube for more information.
 All orders must be prepaid. 
 Check/Money Order in Canadian or U.S. funds only.
 Cybercube Research Limited
 126 Grenadier Crescent
 Thornhill, ON, L4J 7V7, Canada
 Tel. (416) 882 0294
 Fax  (416) 886 3261

 ######  Features Documentation
 ######  ---------------------------------------------------------------
 New Features / Version Notes
 o  The size of a message has been expanded to 10,000 characters.
 NOTE:  With the initial release of Message Features users of DOS CIM,
 MAC CIM and NAVIGATOR will not be able to post a 10000 character
 message.  Current development of HMI will allow for this in the very
 near future.  There is no limitation on the size of messages that can be
 o  READ THREAD command now displays messages in chronological order and
    also in section order.  i.e., all new messages in thread order from
    section 1, then all new messages from section 2 and so forth.  This
    feature provides users with the context of messages.  Given below is
    a hypothetical display in the current Production software, and new
    order of display with Message Features:
 Hypothetical Production Display   Message Features Display
   Sec #   Msg & Replies             Sec # Msg & Replies
   S4   Message # 11  R R R R        S2   Message # 2   R R R 
   S2   Message # 2   R R R          S4   Message # 11  R R R R
   S13  Message # 21  R R R R R R    S6   Message # 9   R
   S6   Message # 9   R              S8   Message # 5   R R R
   S8   Message # 5   R R R          S13  Message # 21  R R R R
 The complete command syntax for the READ THREAD is given below for
 The new display order applies to the READ THREAD command and all its
 switches.  The complete command syntax for the READ THREAD is given
 below for reference.
 No modifications have been made to REAd FORward or REAd REVerse
 o  When a READ nnnn command is issued (without any other switches),
    where nnn is a message number, it defaults to READ THREAD nnnn as it
    does in current production software.  Therefore the new display order
    applies to this command as well.
 o  Another change is to the snapshot "high message number" -- the
    highest message on the board at the time a snapshot is taken.  The
    user will not be able to view any message above this "high number"
    until a new snapshot is built.  This change was done in an effort to
    ensure that users would not miss any messages on the board.  The
    impact of this change is that an ASCII user will no longer be able to
    read a reply they posted immediately; this is already true in the HMI
    (CIM) interface.
 If the user wants to read the reply, he will need to issue a new REAd or
 SELect command so another snapshot will be built to include their reply.
 In HMI, they will need to "Freshen Messages" under CIM 2.x for this
 change to take effect.
 o  When the user issues a PARent, ROOt, or REAd replies command while
    reading a particular message, when they return to the message the
    command was issued from, the header of the message will be displayed
    along with the message "** Enter RER to reread, REP to reply, or <CR>
    to continue".  Current production software displays the entire
    message again.
 o  Since a message can now be 10000 characters in length and a message
    that long would scroll off a member's screen quickly, we have
    introduced "paged message display".  After 24 lines of a message have
    displayed, members will see a "Press CR for more:" prompt if they
    have paged message display enabled.  At that prompt the user can
    enter return to continue reading the message, M to return to the Read
    Action prompt (thereby not reading the rest of the message), or S to
    scroll rest of the message without pausing.
 To enable "paged message display", a member can enter SET PAGED YES at
 any forum prompt.  This will turn on paged message displaying for this
 and any forum the member enters during the current session.  To make the
 change permanent, the member needs to GO DEFAULT, choose option 2
 (Change permanent settings), choose option 3 (Display options), and then
 change option 1 (PAGED display) to NO.
 Entering a SCROLL command at the Read Action prompt will scroll the
 messages no matter what option the member has selected.
 o  There is no longer a limit on the number of lines a forum message can
 o  A new command has been added to the Editor - /MAIL.  If the user
    wants to mail a message, he no longer needs to exit the editor and
    then specify MAIL.  Now he can specify /MAIL from within the editor.
    All the parameters required for the MAIL command are the same as the
    /POST command parameters.
 o  If the user wants to mail a message from within a forum, they are
    limited to 50,000 characters - not 10,000 characters per message for
    forum messages.  Production software limited the user to the size of
    a forum message but the Message Features software has removed that
 NOTE: A fix will be implemented in a future version of HMI that will
 allow HMI users to mail a message containing 50,000 characters.
 o  Other important commands to remember:
 REA NUM;NNNN - This command allows users to read an individual message
 number. (RI is still supported.)
 REA THR NUM: - Allows you to read only the thread you are requesting.
 (RT nnn ONLY is still supported.)
 Removal of "Old" Forum Commands:
 To reduce maintenance and gain resources, we have removed support for
 the following "old forum" commands from the forum software.
 A.  Two character commands:
 BR   -   Browse (Correct command is BRO)
 FM   -   Forward Mail (Correct command is FMA or FMB)
 RM   -   Read Marked (Correct command is REA WAI or RW)
 RO   -   Read Old
 SD   -   Scan Delete
 SE   -   Send  (Correct command is SEN)
 TO   -   Touch
 US   -   User Status (Correct command is USE or USERS)
 WH   -   Who (Correct command is WHO)
 GU   -   Guide (use HELP)
 SB   -   Section Names (use NAMe)
 CB   -   Conference (use CO)
 CS   -   Change Section (use CHA)
 B.  One character commands:
 C    -   Continue
 E    -   Exit (use EX or EXI)
 L    -   Leave message (use COMpose)
 V    -   View Interests (Use MEMber)

 To better meet the needs of our members, CompuServe Mail now offers the
 ability to send text (ASCII or Latin-1) and binary files up to 2,000,000
 characters (2 mb) in size.  (To determine the exact file size of a file
 on your PC,use the DIR command in DOS, or, on the Mac, check the 'bytes
 used' information in the Info box.)  This 2 mb capability includes
 messages to other CompuServe Public or Private Mail users, X.400
 recipients (including SprintMail, AT&T Mail 400 and Western Union 400)
 and MHS recipients.  Please note that messages to fax, telex and the
 Internet are still limited to 50k.  We are planning to add support for
 2 mb messages to our Internet link in the spring.

 ######  By Jeff Poling, 1993
 ######  ---------------------------------------------------------------
 Does your Atari ST think your modem is on-line when it's not?  Here's a
 possible solution.
 MODEMMOD.PC2:  a DEGAS illustration of the circuit.  The figures
 referenced in the technical section of this text file are found here.
 This text file, and accompanying picture file, may be reprinted in any
 form without permission of the author PROVIDED the author's name remains
 with the article and picture.  If it is published in abridged or altered
 form, this fact must be included with the article.
 The author assumes NO responsibility for any damage to the computer,
 modem, cable or user resulting from the use and installation of this
 If you have questions or comments write:
 Jeff Poling
 POBox 292606
 Columbus, OH  43229-0606
 Call these Columbus, Ohio, Atari BBSs:
 Deuce's Domain  (614) 235-4650   First Base      (614) 879-7400
 Silicon Dragon  (614) 436-3137   Wayne's World   (614) 267-3342
 Woodworks       (614) 771-6780
 soldering iron
 small signal switching diode, type 1N914
 The diode must be inserted into the circuit somewhere between the
 computer chip in the computer and the computer chip in the modem.  The
 easiest, and safest, place to do this is inside the casing around the 
 DB-25 connector on the modem cable.
 The line we will be working with is the modem DCD line found on pin #8
 of the modem and computer.  Looking at the back of the ST, the port is
 numbered thus:
   13  12  11  10   9  >8<  7   6   5   4   3   2   1
    *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *
      *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *
     25  24  23  22  21  20  19  18  17  16  15  14
 Remove the casing around the DB-25 connector (either connector on the
 cable will do; for reference purposes, the one that connects to the ST
 is best).  Carefully unsolder the wire connected to pin #8.  Clip off
 the leads of the diode, leaving 1/4 inch on either side.  Solder the
 lead NEXT TO THE BLACK BLACK STRIPE onto the pin.  If soldering the
 diode into the connector that connects to the modem, the black stripe
 should be away from the connector.  If you are uncertain, the black
 stripe should be close to the ST:
    ST------[|  ]------MODEM
             ^black stripe
 Solder the wire you unsoldered earlier onto the free diode lead.
 Reassemble the casing.  You're finished.
 The ST should now recognize when the modem is off-line.  If the ST still
 fails to do so, try reversing the diode (remember, the black stripe must
 point towards the ST).  If that doesn't work <shrug>, stop calling BBSs
 and take up needlepoint.
 When the modem detects the carrier of a remote modem, it applies a
 positive voltage (the SX212 applies +9v) to the DCD line (Data Carrier
 Detect, pin #8).  When the modem loses carrier, it applies a negative
 voltage (the SX212 applies -3v) to the DCD line.  It appears as though
 the ST misinterprets this negative voltage to mean the DCD is still
 The ideal diode, when negatively biased (the voltage on its negative end
 is higher than its positive end), it behaves as an open circuit, cutting
 of the electrical current.  When positively biased (the voltage on its
 positive end is higher than its negative end) it acts as a "short"
 circuit, allowing all current to pass with no drop in signal.
 Let us look at the diode placed into the DCD circuit.  The positive end
 of the diode is connected to the modem, the negative side to the ST.
 Let us assume a DCD-off situation with a (assumed) -3v signal at the
 modem and a (assumed) 0v signal at the ST.  In this situation the diode
 is negatively biased and shuts off the current flow; it acts as an open
 circuit (figures A and B).  The ST, since current no longer flows in the
 circuit, can now tell the modem is off-line.
 Alternately, when the modem is on-line, there is a +9v signal at the
 modem and a 0v signal at the ST.  Here the diode is positively biased
 and allows current to flow without signal degradation; it behaves as a
 "short" circuit (figures C and D).  The ST knows the modem is on-line.
 Heck, I don't know.  Maybe the chips in the Atari are bad, or Atari
 simply goofed.  Whatever the cause, with this simple modification, my
 computer, for the very first time, knows when the modem is on-line and
 off-line.  The cost?  10 minutes and 20 cents.
 Happy modeming.

 ######  ---------------------------------------------------------------
 ######  ---------------------------------------------------------------
 A.D.G Productions
 4342 West 136th Street, Suite 9
 Hawthorne, CA 90250 USA
 Tel: +1 310 379 1568      Fax: +1 310 379 1568
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 8 avenue Gilkmans
 95510 Taverny France
 Tel: +33 16 130 409095
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 Alfred Publishing Co. Inc.
 16380 Roscoe Blvd.
 P.O Box 100003, Van Nuys, CA 91410 USA
 Tel: +1 818 891 5999   Fax: +1 818 893 5560
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 1012 Skyland Dr. 
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 Allen & Heath
 5639 S. Riley Ln.
 Salt Lake City, UT 84107 USA
 Tel: 801 268 8400   Fax: 801 262 4966
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 2 rue Piemontesi
 75018 Paris France
 Tel: +33 1 42 235044   Fax: +33 1 42 511244
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 Audio Light
 P.O.Box 893,
 Los Gatos, CA 95030 USA
 Tel: +1 408 395 0830   Fax: +1 408 974 9077
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 19865 Covello Street
 Canoga Park, CA 91306 USA
 Tel: +1 818 727 7143   Fax: +1 818 727 0632
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 Bradley Forthware
 P.O. Box 4444
 Mountain View, CA 94040 USA
 Tel: +1 415 961 1302   Fax: +1 415 962 0927
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 Chro-Magic Software Innovations
 516 N. Jackson,
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 Tel: +1417 623 7393
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 Codehead Technologies
 P.O. Box 74090
 Los Angeles, CA 90004 USA
 Tel: +1 213 386 5735   Fax: +1 213 386 5789
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 Command Development
 11846 Balboa Blvd., Suite 135
 Granada Hills, CA 91344 USA
 Tel: +1 818 362 3550   Fax: +1 818 361 2389
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 754 N. Bolton Ave.
 Indianapolis, IN 46219-5902 USA
 Tel: +1 317 356 6946
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 Composers Desktop Project
 11 Kilburn Rd.
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 Tel: +44 904 613299   Fax: +44 904 432450
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 67 boulevard Jean Baptiste Oudry
 94000 Cretil France
 Tel: +33 1 43 394055   Fax: +33 1 43 398039
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 50 Cove Woods Rd.
 Oyster Bay, NY 11771 USA
 Tel: +1 615 459 2960   Fax: +1 615 371 1251
    -Sound-Off Audio Digitizer, sample player
 4 Sharon Court, Alexandra Grove
 London N12 8NX UK
 Tel: +44 81 4453935   Fax: +44 81 4469699
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 Desert Software
 PO Box 123, St. Helens
 Merseyside WA9 5LD UK
 Tel: +44 514 307400   Fax: +44 514 307400
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 Montbonnot, 38330 St. Ismier France
 Tel: +33 16 76 524747   Fax: +33 16 76 902111
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 Digital F/X 
 755 RavenDale Drive
 Mountain View, CA 94043 USA
 Tel: +1 800 274 4339    Tel: +1 415 961 2800   Fax: +1 415 961 6990
    -Digital Master EX, direct to disk 4 channel -  16 track audio
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 Digital Horizons
 24403 E. Welches Rd.
 Welches, OR 97067 USA
 Tel: +1 503 622 4034   Fax: +1 503 622 3933
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 Digital IO
 2554 Lincoln Blvd. #122
 Marina del Rey, CA 90291 USA
 Tel: +1 310  398 3993   Fax: +1 310  822 1360
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 Dr T's Music Software
 100 Crescent Rd. #1B
 Needham, MA 02194 USA
 Tel: +1 617 455 1454   Fax: +1 617 244 5243
    -Hitman, cue sheet
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    -DX Heaven, patch editor
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 * Supports Fostex Machine Control
 Electronic Arts
 1820 Gateway Dr.
 San Mateo, CA 94404
 Tel: +1 415 571 7171
    -Music Construction Set, player
 Electronic Courseware Systems
 1210 Lancaster Dr.
 Champaign, IL 61821 USA
 Tel: +1 217 359 7099   Fax: +1 217 359 6578
    -Aural Skills Trainer, education
    -Early music Skills, education
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 Electronic Courseware Systems cont.
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 Ensoniq Corp Worldwide Headquarters
 155 Great Valley Pkwy
 P.O. Box 3023
 Malvern, PA 19355-0735
 Tel: 215 647 3930 (custemer service)   Fax: 215 647 8908
    -Unitor 2, interface
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    -Creator SL, sequencer
 * Supports Fostex Machine Control
 Esat Software
 57 rue du Tondu
 33000 Bordeaux France
 Tel: +33 16 56 693523   Fax: +33 16 56 984345
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 Expose Software
 26 boulevard d'Anthenes
 13001 Marseille France
 Tel: +33 16 91 058978   Fax: +33 16 91 058979
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 Fostex Corporation of America 
 15431 Blackburn Ave. 
 Norwalk, CA 90650
 Tel: +1 310 921 1112   Fax: +1 310 802 1964
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 Gajits Music Software
 I-Mex House, 40 Princess Street
 Manchester M1 6DE UK
 Tel: +44 61 236 2515   Fax: +22 61 2364044
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 Geerdes Midisystems
 Bismarckstrasse 84
 D-1000 Berlin 12 Germany
 Tel: +49 30 316779   Fax: +49 30 3121828
    -Softworkstations 1strack, editor &  sequencer
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 Grand Mesa Research
 PO Box 266
 Eads, CO 81036-0266 USA
 Tel: +1 719 438 5419
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 Hollis Resaerch Ltd.
 The Moat House, Fort Road
 St. Peter Port
 Guernsey, Channel Islands UK
 Tel: +44 481 728286   Fax: +44 481 728286
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 Hotz Instruments Technology
 P.O. Box 828
 Newbury Park, CA 91319-0828 USA
 Tel: +1 805 492 5553   Fax: +1 805 493 4650
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 Interval Music Systems
 12335 Santa Monica Blvd. #244
 Los Angeles, CA 90025-2519 USA
 Tel: +1 310 478 3956   Fax: +1 310 478 5791
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 J. Beer Software
 877 N. Paulina
 Chicago. IL 60622-5069 USA
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 JCD Software
 67 rue Gambeta
 95400 Villiers le Bel France
 Tel: +33 134 730987   Fax: +33 134 696031
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 JLCooper Electronics
 12500 Beatrice St. 
 Los Angeles, Ca 90066 USA
 Tel: +1 310  306 4131    Fax: +1 310  822 2252
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 5802 42nd Avenue
 Hyattsville, MD 20781-1632 USA
 Tel: +1 301 927 1947
    -MIDIBoss, MIDI mapper
    -MPatch, editor/librarian
    -MSBehave, editor/librarian
    -MXMaster, editor/librarian
    -SDDemon, editor/librarian
    -Tune Up, patch editor
    -K3Master, patch editor
    -DSPatcher, patch editor
    -CZLIBII for Casio CZ 101, patch editor
    -APatch (for Audio Matrix), patch editor
 Legend Software Systems
 3508 34A Avenue
 Edmonton, AB T6L 5E8 Canada
 Tel: +1 403 450 0736
    -The Final Cut, sequencer
 Live Collection
 18 Bld. Vincent Auriol
 75013 Paris France
 Tel: +33 130 409095   Fax: +33 144 245550
    -Lizard, editor/librarian
 Mark of the Unicorn, Inc.
 1280 Massachussette Ave.
 Cambridge, MA 02138 USA
 Tel: +1 617 576 2760   Fax: +1 617 576 3609
    -Mixer 7S, MIDI controlled mixer
 3201 Drummond Plz.
 Newark, DE 19711 USA
 Tel: +1 302 454 7946   Fax: +1302 454 1403
    -Replay Professional, sample player
    -Replay 8, sample player
    -Quartet, sample player
    -Playback, sample player
    -Master Sound, sample player
 Microdeal Ltd.
 P.O. Box  68
 St. Austell PL25 4YB UK
 Tel: +44 726 68020   Fax: +44 726 69692
    -Concerto, sequencer
    -Quartet, sequencer
    -Replay VIII, sample editor
    -Replay Professional, sample editor
    -Stereo Master, sample editor
    -Stereo Replay, sample editor
 236 W. Mountain St., Suite 108
 Pasadena, CA 91103 USA
 Tel: +1 800 969 6434   Fax: +1 818 449 9480
    -TransMidi, interface
    -Synchman, interface
    -Synchman Plus, interface
    -Synchman Pro, interface
    -Synchman Pro MTV, interface
    -Synchman Remote, sync controller
    -SMPTE Time Window, sync controller
    -MIDI Time Window, sync controller
    -Fineline, mixer
    -Minimixer, mixer
    -MIDI Drummer II
    -Atari Guide To Sequencers, book
 Midisoft Corp.
 15263 N.E. 90th St.
 Redmond, WA 98052 USA
 Tel: +1 206 881 7176   Fax: +1 206 883 1368
    -Midisoft Studio, sequencer
 Mind Over Midi Productions
 9131 Capella Dr. #302
 Burnaby, BC Canada V3J 7K4
 Tel: +1 604 444 4424
    -Slave Driver, mapper
    -Lexicon LXP-1/5 Editors, patch editor
 Mobile Ohm Development
 4363 Coopers Creek Drive
 Smyrna, GA 30082 USA
 Tel: +1 404 333 9124
    -Drum Kitz:Alesis D4 Editor/Librarian
 5575 Baltimore Dr. #105-127
 La Mesa, CA 92042 USA
 Tel: +1 619 469 7194
    -YS100/200,B200,TQ5, D54454, WT11
    -V50 Voice Development System
    -TX81Z/DX11 Voice Development
    -K1 Voice Development System
    -K4 Voice Development System
    -DX21/27/100 Voice Development patch editor
 Musikhaus Kahlenberg
 Dorstener Str. 180
 D-4690 Herne 2 Germany
 Fax: +49 0 22 23 15 67 
    -K4 ISC-Interactiv Sound Creator, patch editor
 Oktal International
 315 Rene Levesque Est. Suite 110
 Montreal, Quebec H2X 3P3 Canada
 Tel: +1 514 844 3428   Fax: +1 514 255 4981
    -Multitude Jr. 1.0, sequencer
    -Multitude Pro 1.0, sequencer
    -Multitude Pro/Score 1.0, sequencer/notation
 Paradigm Software Products
 1369 concord Place, Suite 3-B
 Kalamazoo, MI 49009-2657
 Tel: +1 616 372 5972, Ext. 472
    -Omni-Banker ST, librarian
 PG Music, Inc.
 111-266 Elmwood Avenue
 Buffalo, NY 14222 USA
 Tel: +1 416 528 2368   Fax: +1 416 577 4704
    -Band in a Box, composer
 Pixel Publishing
 641 Caledonia Rd. 
 Toronto, Ontario Canada M6E 4V8
 Tel: +1 416 785 3036   Fax: +1 416 785 6416
    -Super Librarian, universal librarian
 Pro MIDI Systems
 P.O. Box 13
 Laurier, WA 99146 USA
     -Pro Midi Player, player
 c/o Patchworks Distribution
 211 Frederick Road
 Hastings, East Sussex TN35 5AU UK
 Tel: +44 424 436674   Fax: +44 424 434338
    -The Advanced Four-Op Librarian
    -The FB 01 Librarian
    -The Juno 1/2 Editor, patch editor/librarian
    -K4 Editor, patch editor/librarian
    -The M1 Toolkit, librarian/utilities
    -The Matrix Editor, editor/librarian
    -The MKS 70 Editor, editor/librarian
    -Proteus Editor, editor/librarian
    -The Quadraverb Toolkit, utilities
    -Trax v1.5, recording studio manager
    -VZ-Ed Editor, Casio VZ editor/librarian
 Roland Corporation U.S.
 7200 Dominion Cr. 
 Los Angeles, CA 90040 USA
 Tel: +1 213 685 5141   Fax: +1 213 722 0911
    -Tentrax, sequencer
 Rythm'n Soft
 Zone industriel des peupliers
 18 ter rue des trembles
 38100 Grenoble France
 Tel: +33 16 76 405270   Fax: +33 16 76 333808
    -Big Boss 24/Big Boss Plus, sequencer
    -Live Teaching System, education
    -Midnight, sequencer
    -Mister Jam, sequencer
    -Piano Solfeo, education
 Scorpion Systems Group
 836 Page, San Francisco, CA 94708 USA
 Tel: +1 415 428 2685
     -sYbil, mapper
 Sirensong Software
 1717 Acatrraz Ave. 
 Berkeley, CA 94708 USA
 Tel: +1 510 428 2685   Fax: +1 510 655 3664
    -Solo Sampler Plus, education
    -Solo Sampler, education
    -Rhythm Sampler, education
    -Now Hear This, education
 Soft Arts
 P.O. Box 127762, Goethestrasse 81
 D-1000 Berlin 12 Germany
 Tel: +49 30 313 7610   Fax: +49 30 313 9595
    -DDD-1 Drumworks, editor librarian
    -DSM-1/DSS-1 Workstations, editor/librarian
    -Live, sequencer
    -Live Basic, sequencer
    -LXP-1, editor/librarian
    -MIDI Sample Translator, sample translator
    -Pan, education
    -Proteus X-Rayer, editor/librarian
    -Quick Step 01/W, editor/librarian
    -Score Perfect, notation
    -Score Perfect Professional, notation
    -Soundsystem S 612, sample editor
    -Soundsystem X 7000, sample editor
 Sound Quest
 1573 Eglinton Ave. W. #200
 Toronto, Ontario, Canada M6E 2G9
 Tel: +1 416 234 0347   Fax: +1 416 322 6451
    -K1 Quest, editor/librarian
    -M6/1000 Quest, editor/librarian
    -M1 Quest, editor/librarian
    -D-5/10/20/110 Quest, editor/librarian
    -CZ Quest, editor/librarian
    -SQ-80 Quest, editor librarian
    -OP-4 quest, editor/librarian
    -MT-32 Quest, editor/librarian
    -DX11 Quest, editor/librarian
    -Midi Quest, editor/librarian
 17700 Raymer St.
 Northridge, CA 91325 USA
 Tel: +1 818 993 4091   Fax: +1 818 701 7452
    -Cubase*, sequencer
    -Cubase Lite, sequencer
    -Cubeat 2.0, sequencer
    -Tango, composer
    -Twelve, sequencer
    -Switcher, utility
    -The Ear, education
    -Synthworks TX81Z
    -Synthworks Wavestation
    -Synthworks FB-01
    -Synthworks ESQ -1
    -Synthworks DX/TX
    -Synthworks D-10/110/20/MT-32
    -Synthworks D-50
    -Synthworks K1
    -Synthworks M1
    -Synthworks MT-32
    -Synthworks Proteus
    -Synthworks SY-77 editor/librarian software
    -D/A Board (16 bit Avalon board), hardware
    -Pro-24 III, sequencer
    -SMP24, interface
    -MIMIX Fader Automation System, mixer
    -Midex +, interface
    -Midex, interface
    -Masterscore, notation
    -Desktop Mixing DMP-7, mixing
    -Avalon, sample editor   
 * Supports Fostex Machine Control
 Stuyts Engineering BV
 1 Krom 7a, 2011 JM Haarlem
 The Netherlands
 Tel: +011 31 23 324609   Fax: +011 31 23 311135
    -ST-Sound Track, sample editor
 Synergy Resources
 745 N. Bolton Avenue
 Indianapolis, IN 46219-5902 USA
 Tel; +1 317 356 6946
    -Synthview DW-8000, patch editor
    -K1 Capture, editor/librarian
 Take control
 Institue of Research and Development
 Vincent Dr.
 Birmingham B15 2SQ UK
 Tel: +44 214 154155   Fax: +44 214 154156
    -Music DTP, notation
 Take Note Software
 285 Divisadero #3
 San Francisco, CA 94117-3226 USA
 Tel: +1 415 431 9495
    -Take Note 2.0, education
 The Digital Muse
 82 Tachbrook Street
 London SW1V 2NB UK
 Tel: +44 718 289462   Fax: +44 718 341099
    -Prodigy, sequencer
    -Rave, sequencer
 Wilhelmsstr. 5
 D-3500 Kassel Germany
 Tel: +49 561 773077   Fax: +49 561 27963
    -Analyser, audio spectrum analyser
    -BlueNote, sequencer/notation
    -Rhytm Crack, composer
    -Sound Editors, editor/librarian
 2 passage Flourens
 75017 Paris France
 Tel: +33 1 43 440572
    -Amadeus ST, notation
 Wintertree Software Inc.
 43 Rueter Street
 Nepean, ON K2J 3Z9 Canada
 Tel: +1 613 825 6271
   -Beat Egger, drum machine driver
   -MIDIMagnet, desk accesory
   -MIDIX32 Standard MIDI File Player/Converter

 ###### Schedule of Shows, Events and Online Conferences
 ###### ----------------------------------------------------------------

 ###  March 30 - April 1, 1993
 Intermedia 93 at the San Jose Convention Center, San Jose CA.
 ###  March 31, 1993
 GEnie ST RT Wednesday night conference.  Guests from Toad Computers:
 Charles Smeton discusses STraight FAX, Tim Reyes previews Silhouette
 Colortrace, Dave Troy will discuss the Falcon, MultiTOS and more!  To
 access this RTC enter M475;2 at any GEnie prompt.  This online 
 conference begins at 10pm.
 ###  April 2, 1993
 Dateline Atari! with Bob Brodie on GEnie.  This online conference begins
 promptly at 10pm EST.
 ### April 3-4, 1993
 MegaMeeting, the 7th annual computer show and exposition sponsored by
 the  Boston Computer Society, is scheduled for April 3-4 in Boston.
 The show will be held at the University of Massachusetts, Harbor Campus
 (next to the JFK Library).  Show hours are Saturday from 10:00am -
 6:00pm and Sunday from noon to 6:00pm.  Free parking is available.
 MegaMeeting events are designed to be of interest to a wide range of
 attendees, from children and families to large corporate and small
 business users.  Several BCS groups are sponsoring special events --
 including the first general public "test drives" of virtual reality
 technology, where users immerse themselves in a completely artificial
 environment.  Additionally, the BCS Consultants and Entrepreneurs Group
 has organized a seminar track of special interest to current or budding
 small business owners.  Exhibitors include MicroSoft, Lotus,
 WordPerfect, Apple, Caere, PC Genius, Symantec, CompUSA and Corel.  In
 addition to the national and local vendors, a large "BCS Pavilion" will
 feature the best of the BCS user groups.  Group volunteers will be
 selling public domain software and CD ROMs, distributing group
 newsletters and information, and offering technical assistance to
 attendees.  BCS members receive free admission.  Non-members pay $5.00,
 covering both days, and children under 12 are free. For more
 information, call the Boston Computer Society at 617/252-0600.  The BCS
 has 24,000 members in 40 countries and was founded in 1977.
 ###  May 3-5, 1993
 Digital Video New York/MultiMedia Exposition at the New York Sheraton 
 in New York City.
 ###  May 4-5, 1993
 The 3rd Annual Networks and Communications Show returns to the Hartford
 Civic Center.  Companies such as Intel, Microsoft, DEC, DCA, IBM, and
 MICOM will be exhibiting.  For more information, contact:  Marc Sherer
 at Daniels Productions, 203-561-3250; fax: 203-561-2473.
 ###  May 7, 1993
 Dateline Atari! with Bob Brodie on GEnie.  This online conference begins
 promptly at 10pm EST.
 ###  May 11-13, 1993
 SunWorld '93 exposition and conference, held in San Francisco at the
 Moscone Center.  The second annual event is the largest trade show in
 North America dedicated to the Sun, SPARC and Solaris industry.
 SunWorld '93 will feature a full day of in-depth tutorials, which are
 being developed in association with Sun Educational Services, to be 
 followed by three days of conference sessions and an exposition.  The
 three-day exposition will feature more than 175 leading vendors in the
 industry including Adobe Systems, AT&T, Computer Associates, Hewlett-
 Packard, Informix Software, Insoft, SAS Institute, Solbourne, SPARC
 International, Sun Microsystems, SunPro, SunSoft and WordPerfect.  For
 more information about attending SunWorld '93 call Lynn Fullerton at
 (800) 225-4698 or to receive information about exhibiting contact David
 Ferrante at (800) 545-EXPO.

 !!!  May 22-23, 1993 (CANCELLED) - FUTURE DATE PLANNED
 Pacific Northwest Atari show in Vancouver Canada.
 ###  May 24-27, 1993
 Spring Comex in Atlanta Georgia.
 ###  June 3-6, 1993
 Summer Comsumer Electronics Show, (CES), in Chicago, Illinois.
 ###  June 12-13, 1993 
 CT Atarifest '93 at the Windsor Court Hotel in Windsor Connecticut.
 This year the Atarifest has relocated to a new hotel with excellent room
 rates ($35.00 per room), free and plentiful parking, easy access from
 Interstate 91, I-95, I-90, I-84, I-80, an in house Sports Bar, a bigger
 ballroom and is located just 1 mile from Bradley International Airport
 (free shuttle service for hotel guests).  Tentative commitments from A&D
 Software, Gribnif Software, Barefoot Software, Toad Computers, Computer
 Studio, Baggetaware, Derric Electronics, E.Hartford Computer Repair,
 MegaType Software, Wizztronics and GFA Software Technology.  For further
 information, call Brian Gockley at 203-332-1721 or Doug Finch at 203-637
 -1034.  E-mail can be directed to B.GOCKLEY or D.FINCH7 on GEnie or to
 75300,2514 or 76337,1067 on CIS.
 ###  June 22-23, 1993
 Lap & Palmtop Mobile Computing Expo at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim,
 California.  Exhibitors will show the latest in mobile computing,
 software, pen, peripherals and communications from the industry's
 leading manufacturers.  In conjunction with the exhibits is the Mobile
 Systems Solutions Conference series.  Featuring over 80 leading industry
 experts speakers, the conference provides vital information needed to
 build or improve your world of mobile computing.
 ### June 26-27, 1993 
 The Kansas City AtariFest '93.  The location for the show is Stadium
 Inn, 7901 E 40 Hwy.  Ticket prices at the door will be 5.00 dollars each
 day.  Advance tickets will be 4.00 dollars each, for advance tickets,
 please send 4.00 dollars per ticket to: Kansas City AtariFest, P.O. Box
 1653, Lee Summit, MO 64063 or if you belong to a user group please mail
 a request for a user group information pack.  To make room reservations
 please call 1-800-325-7901, we are also working with a local travel
 agent to get special airfares for the show.  You may call 1-800-874-7691
 to take advantage of the special fares.  For more information please
 leave Email as follows; GEnie, B.welsch, J.krzysztow, for CompuServe,
 Leave for Jeff Krzysztow at 74027,707, or you can call (816)224-9021, or
 mail to the address listed above.
 ### July 24-25, 1993 (NEW LISTING)
 The Blue Ridge Atari Computer Enthusiasts (BRACE) and Computer STudio
 host the Fourth Annual Blue Ridge AtariFest in Asheville, North
 Carolina.  Saturday show time is from 10am - 6pm and Sunday show times
 are from Noon to 5pm.  Free booth space is available for Atari
 developers.  This Atarifest will be taking over the Courtyard Shop
 (mall) area at the Westgate Shopping Center (location of Computer
 STudio), and also plan on using vacant store spaces for seminar
 sessions.  Seminars will be 45 minutes in length, and developers are
 welcome to conduct a seminar on their product line or approved topic of
 their choice (seminars are limited, so first come, first served).  For
 additional information, please contact: Sheldon Winick on GEnie -
 S.WINICK or at the Computer STudio at (704) 251-0201 or contact the show
 coordinator Cliff Allen on GEnie - C.ALLEN17 or call (704) 258-3758.
 ### August 3-6, 1993
 MacWorld Expo at the Boston World Trade Center, Bayside Exposition
 Center and sponsored by MacWorld Magazine.  This event is titled Boston
 ### August 23-27, 1993
 Interop '93 (#2) at the Moscone Center in San Fransisco, California.
 ### September 18-19, 1993
 The Glendale Show returns with the Southern California Atari Computer
 Faire, V.7.0, in suburban Los Angeles, California.  This has been the
 year's largest domestic Atari event, year after year.  Contact John King
 Tarpinian at the user group HACKS at 818-246-7286 for information.
 ### September 20-22, 1993
 The third MacWorld Expo, titled Canada '93 at the Metro Toronto
 Convention Centre, sponsored by MacWorld Magazine.
 ### September 21-23, 1993
 Unix Expo '93 in New York City, New York.
 ###  October 7-8, 1993
 Lap & Palmtop Mobile Computing Expo at the Chicago Mart/Expo Center in
 Chicago, Illinois.  Exhibitors will show the latest in mobile computing,
 software, pen, peripherals and communications from the industry's
 leading manufacturers.  In conjunction with the exhibits is the Mobile
 Systems Solutions Conference series.  Featuring over 80 leading industry
 experts speakers, the conference provides vital information needed to
 build or improve your world of mobile computing.
 ### October 27-29, 1993
 CDROM Exposition at the World Trade Center, Boston MA.
 ### October 27-29, 1993
 EDA&T Asia '93.  The Electronic Design and Test Conference Exhibition
 at the Taipei International Convention Center in Taiwan.  Exhibit space
 is still available.  For more information contact: Betsy Donahue,
 Chicago, fax: 708-475-2794.
 ###  November 7-10, 1993
 GeoCon/93, an international conference and showcase for software
 products developed outside the U.S. at the Royal Sonesta Hotel,
 Cambridge, Mass.  The conference program will include three days of
 workshops on topics of interest to overseas developers entering the
 U.S. market.  Workshop presenters will discuss such issues as how to
 negotiate distribution and licensing contracts, setting up a business in
 the U.S., manufacturing and fulfillment, technical support, packaging,
 research sources, and how to market through direct, retail, and catalog
 channels.  For additional information, contact Tom Stitt, associate
 publisher, Soft letter, 17 Main St., Watertown, Mass. 02272-9154;
 telephone 617-924-3944; fax 617-924-7288, or Colleen O'Shea, director,
 Soft letter Europe, 2 um Bierg, 7641 Chirstnach, Luxembourg, telephone
 35.2.87119; fax 35.2.87048.
 ### November 15-19, 1993
 COMDEX Fall '93. Las Vegas Nevada.
 If you have an event you would like to include on the Z*Net Calender,
 please send email via GEnie to Z-NET, CompuServe 75300,1642, or via
 FNET to node 593 or AtariNet node 51:1/13.0.

 ######  By Michael R. Burkley
 ######  ---------------------------------------------------------------
 Have you ever made an mistake?  "I thought I made a mistake once, but I
 was wrong" is an old tired joke that I often here. Seriously, have you
 ever met someone who thought they were perfect.  I have, and it's no
 fun.  What is blatently obvious to everyone--that they are full of
 faults just like everyone else--seems humanly imposible for them to see.
 Such people are almost imposible to live with.
 On the other hand I've never believed I'm perfect, just forgiven.
 Though there are some things that I do espicially good--like spelling
 and grammer, there are other areas in which I fall short.  I find
 though, that when someone accepts me for who I am, faults and all, I
 work harder, do better, and am more open to trying new things.  I once
 had a boss who thought the best way to win friends and influence people
 was to chew his employees out in public when they didn't measure up to
 his standards and to praise them in private when they exceeded them.  He
 ignored you otherwise.  I had another boss (in the same company) who
 chewed me out in private, praised me in public, and encouraged me at all
 times.  Guess which one I liked more, and did better work for?
 All of this brings me to the subject of Atari and us.  Have you noticed
 that they have made a mistake or two?  I have, especially in marketing.
 But I wonder if I could have done any better.  How we react to Atari's
 mistakes probably has very little effect on the company itself, but I
 think it might have some, and it certainly has some effect on us.  The
 more we complain, and focus on Atari's mistakes the more discouraged we
 get.  Why don't we try to focus on what Atari has done _right_?  It
 would certainly be a lot more pleasant, and I think, not any more
 What started me on the topic of making mistakes?  I made some!  Awhile
 back I told of a neat puzzle program called FIT_ACC.  I said "Trillion"
 when I should have said "2339."  Since I'm not sure if that issue was
 ever published I'll repeat the description here.
 FIT_ACC is a TERRIBLE puzzle .ACC!!  The name of the .ACC file is
 ------- HAVEAFIT.ACC and it's aptly named! It gives me FITS by providing
 me with twelve blocks representing the twelve possible shapes you can
 make with five square blocks (using all of them each time).  Then, by
 using your mouse you try to place these blocks in a 5 by 12 square grid,
 not leaving any space free.  It's impossible to do (I'VE never done it!)
 and yet...there are 2339 different ways to fit those blocks within that
 5 by 12 rectangle.  ST--TT compatible.  ST low, medium or high, but not
 any TT resolutions.  Don't try this unless you have LOTS of time
 available.  Excuse me while I try it again...!
 Another mistake I made was telling you about FANTASY1, a scenario for
 use with STRATAGEM.  Unfortunately, I didn't tell you just what
 STRATAGEM was!  I am to remedy that mistake below.
 STRATAGEM is StrataGem v. C 1.80 by Oskari Koskimies (dated 1991).
 --------- StrataGem is a two player strategy  game, much like Empire, in
 which the objective is to destroy all the units and cities owned by the
 other player.  In the beginning the players do not know their
 surroundings.  They must explore the terrain and conquer as many cities
 as possible to produce more units.  Sooner or later the forces of the
 two players will hit together and the battle begins.  Keyboard and mouse
 controlled.  The author has included utilities which will allow you to
 create your own battle arenas.  Written in STOS, it is STe compatible
 (though not TOS 2.06).  It runs from two DS floppies.  Color only with
 at least one meg of RAM.  This looks like one of those games that will
 take a while to master, but which are worth it!
 That's all the talk for now.  It's time to get on to some more software
 that I downloaded this week.
 AMBERHLP is a text file that is called a help file for Amberstar.  It's
 -------- misnamed.  This doesn't help you through the game, it gives you
 all the answers, plus allows you to become practically invulnerable.
 Don't get this unless you really want to know all the secrets!
 ATARI is a text file listing of all the Atari files (both 8 bit and 16
 ----- bit) available through nic.funet.fi (an Internet site).  Internet
 access can be found through many schools or on Delphi.
 BUS_01, BUS_02, and BUS_03 are (some) of Steve Blackburn's contributions
 ------  to the Atari World.  Steve works at AtariUser Magazine and is a
 DTP wizard (that's my opinion after seeing his work).  In these three
 files he has given us a number of Calamus .CDK files (v.1.09N and SL
 compatible) that he sometimes uses in marketing his photography and DTP
 business.  He includes Postcard advertisements, letter heads, price and
 product listings, a calendar, post-it notes, and much more.  I found it
 very interesting to view his compositions.  It gives me ideas for our
 church newsletter!
 CN1992 is the index of the columns, articles, and tutorials provided by
 ------ CURRENT NOTES during 1992.  CURRENT NOTES is an _excellent)_ ST/
 8bit magazine that is published 10 times per year (monthly excluding
 January and August).  Check this out to see what you're missing!
 CPRINTX2 by John I. Spande will print out your C source code on two
 -------- sides of paper, it first prints odd numbered pages from last to
 first, then asks user to re-load paper and prints even numbered pages
 leaving pages properly collated for DeskJet type paper handling.  It
 prints a descriptive header on each page and gives the option of
 printing line numbers.  Pure C source code included.
 DBF_3_01 is DBF_info v.3.01 by Albert Dayesa (dated March 16, 1993,
 -------- which is the same date as v.2.07.  The program also says
 v.2.07, but the author when he uploaded it says that it's version 3.01-
 -I don't know what's happening here!  Since this is basically a bug fix
 maybe that's the reason).  The program DBF_INFO.TOS is a designed to
 display and save all the dBASE III field structures in a dBASE III data
 file.  The main reason for writing this program is to view the structure
 of HyperLink database files which are dBASE III compatible.  It also
 contains two utilities that provide dBASE data file creation, load ascii
 data in, unload dBASE data to ascii (in 15 different date styles for
 date fields), and finally the removal of all records in any given
 database.  ST--Falcon compatible in all resolutions.  Docs included.
 DINKUM3A by Gary A. Allen, Jr. v.2.13 (dated Feb., 1993 and compiled
 -------- for the ST by Chris Herborth on March 3, 1993) is another
 upgrade to this shareware text adventure in the tradition of Infocom's
 classic games.  Full "C" source code as well as an Atari ST executable
 are included.  MiNT compatible.  Search for treasure in the Australian
 Outback!  Live dangerously and have a Foster's!
 DSKJET11 is the complete transcript of the HP DeskJet topic on GEnie and
 -------- and the Atari Roundtables.  This transcript runs from Nov. 26,
 1992 through March 4, 1993.  The DeskJet is one great printer--
 inexpensive, reliable, and it puts out a high quality print-out.  I've
 had one and loved it (but now I have an Atari SLM605 thanks to R.C. and
 that's even better!).
 GALAXIAN is a Galaxian clone by Sinister Software for the ATARI ST/E/TT.
 -------- Keyboard or Joystick controlled, this one or two player game
 has lots of options.  In case you've never played Galaxian before (or
 one of it's spawns like INVADERS) you are in a craft at the bottom of
 the screen, moving side to side and firing at the waves of attackers.
 You can only fire one shot at a time.  Quite often the attackers don't
 just sit there waiting to be destroyed, they come after you!  Multiple
 levels of difficulty, you choose the number of lives you begin with as
 well as the keyboard controls (if you use the keyboard).  You can even
 set your favorite preferences for the next time you play the game.  Hard
 drive installable (though the game changes the screen rate to 60Hz which
 isn't bad in the game, but drives me crazy after I quit--I have to re-
 boot).  Color only.  Docs included.  SHAREWARE.
 GEMBENC2 is GEM Bench II v.1.0 by Ofir Gal (dated Feb. 14, 1993).  GEM
 -------- Bench is a bench-marking test program that doesn't come with
 any screen accelerator program and was written with as little bias in
 mind as possible.  The author wrote it because he wanted to see how
 effective the blitter chip was and which screen accelerator was the
 fastest.  This program tests just about anything you can think of, speed
 wise, for your ST--Falcon, including GDOS.  Dialog box, VDI text, text
 effects, small and normal text, VDI Graphics, GEM Windows, integer
 division, float math, RAM and ROM access, Blitting, and more!  Mono
 only.  Docs included.  SHAREWARE.
 GEMVW220 is GEM View v.2.20 (dated January 24, 1993).  It is an amazing
 -------- picture viewing program!  With this program you can view MANY
 different picture formats inside a GEM-Window.  Supported picture-
 formats are:  *.GVW (the author's own format), *.GIF, "GIF 89a Images,
 *.SUN, *.PAC, *.IFF, *.BMP, *.RLE, *.IMG, *.GEM, *.NEO, *.ART, *.PIC and
 P(123), *.TN[123Y], *.DOO [640x...], *.SPU, *.SPC, PC Paintbrush
 (monochrome *.PCX), *.XBM, VIDAS, 24-bit TARGA (and saves them, too),
 and RSC-Files (also extended INTERFACE format, but no color-icon-
 support).  Grayscale dithering supported for 4, 8, 16, 64 and 256
 colors.  Supports MacPaint, PBM-Pictures, ImageLab, JPEG-Images (the
 first ST viewer that really works--or so I've been told), true color BMP
 and color .IMG files, and more!  This version loads "TIFF"-Pictures--
 "uncompressed, Hohe Packungsdichte, PackBits Mac--RLE) and NeXT--RLE.
 It saves GIF87a and TIFF pictures, too.  It runs under MultiGem with no
 problems (get ready for the future!), and runs as an accessory or a
 program.  Includes excellent monochrome support -- even for GIF pictures
 -- and is very fast.  Now you can keep in memory more than one picture
 at a time.  This version has been adapted to allow for even greated
 compatibility with the TT and STe, and some other "bugs" were fixed as
 well.  Can now be run as a .PRG or an .ACC.  The interface has been
 improved and expanded.  The program version now allows access to
 accessories.  This program does so so much more than even this long
 description includes.  Highly recommended.  SHAREWARE ($20) by Dieter
 Fiebelkorn.  The program is in English and Docs (German) are included.
 Color or mono (and high color and true color boards).  ST/STe/TT/Falcon
 compatible.  Requires at least 1 MEG of RAM.  This file also contains
 an expermental version of WINX 2.0.  This seems to be a program that
 will allow you to expand the available number of windows (up to 127)
 your system can display.  Unfortunatly, it doesn't work on my STe (I
 think it will only work on German ROMS, if I remember correctly).
 GFA4PD_E is the English version of this new and tasty tidbit from GFA
 -------- Germany (dated Dec. 12, 1992) for all of you GFA Basic fans.
 They have released the editor for their soon-to-be-released GFA Basic
 4.0 into the public domain.  It is fully windowed, MultiTOS compatible,
 and uses icons for its functions, in addition to the drop down menus.
 Up to 256 editing windows can be open at once, and each one has its own
 drop down menu!  Only ASCII source code is supported at this time.  It
 can even use non-propor-tional GDOS fonts!  The program and docs are now
 all in English.  ST--MultiTOS/MiNT compatible in all resolutions.
 HYPBASE is HyperBase, a SHAREWARE hypertext program from DCSoft.  This
 ------- program will allow you to create your own applications combining
 pictures, words, and sound.  A silly horoscope demo is included.  This
 program has it's own non-GEM graphical interface.  The main program and
 a run-only version are included.  ST medium rez only.  It seems that the
 program is fully function, except that there are no docs.  On
 registering (cheap!) you get a printed manual, a tutorial, a text editor
 and a clip art program.
 JETDRIVE is JetDrive v.1.40, an .ACC by Peter Kienle & B'Brox
 -------- Productions (dated March 6, 1993).  It is a graphics and text
 printer driver for the HP DeskJet and the WordPlus wordprocessor. It
 allows you to print all font attributes (bold, etc), lets you mix
 attributes (bold & italics, etc) and prints graphics in 4 resolutions.
 It will only work with the DeskJet and WordPlus.  ST--TT compatible.
 METADOS2 is MetaDOS 2.0, the MetaDos driver from Atari that provides you
 -------- with the essential elements to get any (ACSI/SCSI) CD ROM drive
 going on an Atari.  While it has some bugs (especially with large files
 and many directory levels), don't expect that this will be supported.
 The programmers are putting all their efforts into a new driver which
 will work under MultiTOS (go for it!).  Until that's ready you have
 this.  Docs included.
 MSPYDEM2 is MIDI Spy v.1.1 Demo by John Eidsvoog (dated March 8, 1993).
 -------- This .ACC is a unique MIDI sequencer that records and plays
 your songs in the background.  With MIDI Spy installed, you'll never
 lose another valuable musical idea because your sequencer wasn't ready
 to record -- MIDI Spy is always listening.  You can call it background
 operation or you can call it MIDI multi-tasking, but what it gives you
 is freedom and power!  As a musician, it's never easy to remember to
 push that button BEFORE you start recording.  Many times you'll just
 start playing without realizing you're about to create something you
 should capture.  Plus, there's always that stigma attached to the "red
 light" that tends to inhibit your talent.  With MIDI Spy, you can forget
 about these things.  You don't have to be a recording engineer.  You
 don't have to anticipate your moments of inspiration.  And you won't
 feel the pressure of the red light.  In fact, you'll even forget MIDI
 Spy is installed, until you're ready to replay your creations.  Even if
 you aren't a musician, you can use MIDI Spy to play songs in the
 background while you are doing something else (of course you can do that
 even if you ARE a musician!).  MIDI Spy will load and save standard
 types MIDI sequence files, allowing you to load its songs into other
 MIDI sequencers.  Just plug in your keyboard or sequencer and play away!
 Unfortunately, I don't have room to tell more of what this amazing
 little .ACC can do!  Get it and check it out! Three excellent songs by
 John Eidsvoog are included for your listening pleasure!  Save disabled
 with a 10 minute use limit.  Docs included.  ST--Falcon compatible in
 all resolutions.  Ordering information included.
 MTRLACPU by Ken Baum is v.1.3 (bug fixes in a text file!) of his
 -------- technical comparison between Atari's new Falcon 030,
 Commodore's new Amiga 1200 and Apple's new Performa 400.  Do you want to
 see how the Falcon measures up?  Read this!
 PF_DEMO is a demo version of ProFlight Simulator from HiSoft.  This
 ------- program has nice graphics and OK sound (after all, what's so
 exciting about the hum of a fine tuned jet engine!).  This program
 allows you to fly under all sorts of conditions, day or night, cloudy
 or clear.  Control the speed of your plane, the altitude and direction,
 everything you wish.  There are no docs, but there is a demo mode that
 will give you a feel for the program (try the F1 key).  Color and mono
 versions included.  TOS 1.0--1.62 compatible (at least).
 PIM_PERS is the text from the press kit which Atari released at the Fall
 -------- Comdex, 1992.  Entitled, "Personal Integrated Media - An Atari
 Perspective" and uploaded it here.  This file can give you Atari's
 viewpoint on how the Falcon030 fits into it's vision of the future.
 It's quite interesting!
 PUNKFIX is a program by R.QUEZADA that will allow all of you TOS 2.06
 ------- users out there to play his PUNKMAN pac man clone.  Due to a bug
 in his compiler, the joystick address is not right for that version of
 TOS in his game.  This patch program will search for the correct address
 and write it to the program file (with some help from you).  Docs
 REBSHEL2 is the REBEL SHELL ][ by Terry May @ Shark Bytes (dated March
 -------- 16, 1993).  Rebel Shell allows you to use HotWire (a great
 program from CodeHead Technologies) to access ARC, LZH2.01 (Roger
 Burrows version, not Thomas Quester's), ARJ, and STZip 2.2, in ways not
 normally possible.  Completely configurable.  Docs included.  If you use
 HotWire!  then this file is for you!  Requires HotWire! 3.0.
 STKEEP is the ST-Keep Bulletin Board System v.5.35 by Andrew P. Studer
 ------ (dated March 6, 1993).  At first, ST-Keep appears to be a Citadel
 (room based) type bulletin board system.  However, once you begin
 working with it, you will notice that it takes on a very unique
 appearance of its own along with adding a great many features not found
 in Citadel programs.  This will run on either a color or mono system,
 only requires 512K RAM (but you are limited with less than 1 MEG in your
 choices) and a Hard Drive is absolutely recommended (though you can get
 by with floppy drives).  This program allows up to 32,000 users, 32,000
 rooms, 32,000 messages per room, 255 floors, 255 doors (for on-line
 games, other BBS's), ANSI, VT-52, IGS and ASCII graphics support!
 Supports Xmodem CRC, Xmodem 1K, Ymodem Batch, Zmodem Batch, download
 ratios and more!  Fido networking support.  Modem transfers up to 14,400
 baud (using XYZ201, included here, except he didn't include the docs for
 this excellent SHAREWARE program!  Get the full program and pay the
 Shareware fee--I did!  He also didn't include the docs for COLOUR.ACC,
 LZH201G [both Shareware programs], and FOLDERXXX).  It seems that this
 program will do just about anything you need a BBS to do.  SHAREWARE
 (well supported) with no feature disabled.  Docs included. Many upgrades
 and bug fixes from previous versions.
 SWARM is Swarm!, another LenoxWare Extend-O-Save Modules for Warp 9 by
 ----- John Dillenburg.  This module will turn your screen into a beehive
 or one to one hundred (fast or slow) bees.  The bees will follow the
 queen, mimic her, or ignore here (in just what manner, you control).
 Docs included.  SHAREWARE.
 TELE_MON is the Telephone Monitor Documentation v.1.00 by Lonny Pursell
 -------- and ENCOM (dated 1993). This little program records phone calls
 while you are away.  It's sort of a poor man's version of caller ID.
 :^) Some people don't have caller ID in their area (like me) or perhaps
 can't afford the feature even if it was offered.  Simply run this little
 program and it will record the date, time, and number of rings per call
 to your phone while you are away.  ST--TT compatible in all resolutions.

 All of these files can be found on one or more of the following on-line
 services:  GEnie (M.BURKLEY1), Delphi (MRBURKLEY), The CodeHead BBS (213
 -461-2095), Toad Hall (617-567-8642), and The Boston Computer Society's
 Atari BBS (617-396-4607) (Michael R. Burkley).  Drop me a line!
 Michael, who normally uses a spelling checker and GramSlam from
 WinterTree software, lives in Niagara Falls, NY.  He is a former
 Polyurethane Research Chemist and is presently the pastor of the Niagara
 Presbyterian Church.

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