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From: xx004@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Atari SIG) Subject: News - Jan.92 - Jun.92 Date: Sun Feb 27 16:43:43 1994 Time Capsule - News - Jan.92 - Jun.92 ------------------------------------- News Subject Title Date Posted ------------------ ----------- SupraFAXModem Feb.01,1992 ACE 92 show Mar.11,1992 ACE 92 update Mar.20,1992 ACE 92 update Mar.27,1992 Z*Net: MIST Atarifest IV Mar.29,1992 STReport Confidential: March 06, 1992 Apr.04,1992 STReport Confidential: March 13, 1992 Apr.04,1992 Z*Net: Atari Interface Magazine grows Apr.17,1992 Sierra discontinues Atari May.01,1992 -------------------------------------- Article #282 (376 is last): >Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.news From: as666@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Jonathan Roy) Subject: SupraFAXModem Posted-By: xx004 (aa399 - Len Stys) Date: Sat Feb 1 12:00:05 1992 Supra Breaks Price Barrier With Powerful SupraFAXModems 14,400 bps Fax and Data (V.32bis) Modem for only $399 ALBANY, OR, January 1992 - A wide range of features - fax, data, voice, caller ID, unique status display, small case, and very attractive price - all combine to make the new SupraFAXModem(tm) family of modems from Supra Corporation an intriguing new opportunity for computer users. The SupraFAXModem(tm) V.32bis features 14,400 bps fax and data for $399.95 retail, and the SupraFAXModem V.32 features 9600 bps fax and data for $299.95 retail. On the fax side, both modems feature Class 1 and 2 commands, compatibility with Group 3 fax machines, and the ability to send and receive faxes directly from the computer. On the data side, both modems support communication at speeds ranging from 300 bps to 14,400 bps (9600 bps for the SupraFAXModem V.32), plus they also support CCITT V.42bis, MNP 2-5, and MNP 10 data compression and error correction protocols. When using V.42bis (4:1 compression), the SupraFAXModem V.32bis provides up to 57,600 bps throughput, and the SupraFAXModem V.32, up to 38,400 bps throughput. Both modems also feature a revolutionary status display, which allows for an unlimited number of status messages. In a display that looks similar to a digital clock, the modems presently give the user up to 25 different messages, conveying things like connection rate and type (FX), dialing (DI), ringing (RI), and transmission error (TE). This display is a great advantage compared with most other modems, whose finite number of indicator lights limit how much information they can convey to the user. All of these features are packed into a case about the size of two decks of playing cards placed side by side (1" x 4.5" x 6.5") - a case that is half the size of many other V.32 and V.32bis modems. All that's needed to use an external SupraModem is a computer (or terminal) with an RS-232C interface, communications software, and a cable to connect the modem to the computer. Everything else is included: the modem, operator's manual, quick-reference card, power adapter, and telephone cable. Voice & Caller ID SupraFAXModems also support two important features - voice and caller ID - that can be enabled through low-cost, user-installable firmware upgrades available mid-1992. The voice feature allows the modems to send and receive digitized voice and implement several voice functions. The modems can compress and uncompress voice data for efficient storage, generate and recognize touch tones, and sample at various frequencies, depending on the quality level desired. This feature will be useful for interactive applications such as voice mail, answering machines, and digital announcers. Caller ID (where available) allows the number from which an incoming call was dialed to be displayed on the user's screen before the call is answered. This will be useful for secure communications, automatic identification of incoming calls, and interactive voice applications. Innovation & Chip Sets Combine For Killer Pricing. At $299.95 and $399.95 retail, respectively, the SupraFAXModem V.32 and SupraFAXModem V.32bis are about 1/2 to 1/3 the price of similar modems. Supra is able to offer these prices because of innovative designs and state-of-the-art chip sets from Rockwell International. "We are very excited about the power we're putting into our customers' hands, and the outstanding quality we are able to deliver at these very affordable prices," said John Wiley, President of Supra Corporation. In addition to the stand-alone modems, packages that include cables and software will be available for IBM PC and Macintosh computers. IBM PC internal models will also be available. Supra Corporation Supra Corporation, based in Albany, Oregon, has been providing personal computer users with high-quality, low-cost peripherals since 1985. The SupraFAXModems (including the previously announced 9600 bps fax/2400 bps data SupraFAXModem Plus) are the latest additions to the popular SupraModem(tm) family. Since the original SupraModem 2400 was introduced in 1987, SupraModems have been popular among consumers looking for excellent value in a reliable modem, and have been recommended by a variety of sour, from respected PC Magazine and MacUser columnist John C. Dvorak to the Berkeley Macintosh User's Group (BMUG). In addition to manufacturing a complete line of fax and data modems, Supra makes a variety of peripherals for Commodore Amiga computers. Supra Corporation 7101 SW Supra Drv Albany, OR 97321 503-967-2400 (main 8-5pst) 503-967-2401 (Fax) 503-967-2410 (Sales 7-5pst) 800-727-8772 (Sales 7-5pst) 503-967-2440 (Tech Support 9-4pst) 503-967-2444 (BBS, 2 line v32bis) CompuServe 76004,565 GEnie SupraTech Bix SupraCorp American Online SupraCorp2 ----- SupraFAXModem Packages for Macintosh and IBM PC Compatibles Provide Everything User Needs ALBANY, OR, January 1992 - Supra's two newest modems - the SupraFAXModem V.32bis and the SupraFAXModem V.32 - are available as stand-alone units that work with any computer with an RS-232C port, and as packages that include software and cables for Macintosh and IBM PC compatible computers. The packages provide everything the user needs to get started using the modem immediately. The Macintosh packages are compatible with System 7 and include FAXstf(tm) fax software, award-winning MicroPhone(tm) 1.5 telecommunications software, a CompuServe Information Managerter kit and software, and online service offers. Also included in the Macintosh packages are a modem cable, phone cable, and manuals. IBM packages are available with internal and external SupraFAXModems for DOS and Windows. Windows packages include Winfax software, online service offers, and all required cables and manuals. (Windows comes with its own telecom software.) DOS packages include FaxTalk Plus software, Mirror telecommunications software, online service offers, and all required cables and manuals. SupraFAXModem Retail Prices SupraFAXModem V.32bis Stand-Alone $399.95 SupraFAXModem V.32 Stand-Alone $299.95 SupraFAXModem V.32bis Macintosh $479.95 SupraFAXModem V.32 Macintosh $379.95 SupraFAXModem V.32bis IBM PC external $449.95 SupraFAXModem V.32bis IBM PC internal $389.95 SupraFAXModem V.32 IBM PC external $349.95 SupraFAXModem V.32 IBM PC internal $289.95 DOS or Windows package Various upgrade offers will let owners of earlier SupraModems upgrade to fax capabilities. Supra also has a sysop program for the stand-alone versions. The Supra Sales Department can provide customers with more information at 1-800-727-8772 or 503-967-2410. -- Article #283 (376 is last): >Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.news From: ah292@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Robert Krynak) Subject: ACE 92 show Posted-By: xx004 (aa400 - John J. Lehett) Reply-To: ah292@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Robert Krynak) Date: Wed Mar 11 12:51:04 1992 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: John R. Sheehan, SJ TAF President - (416) 926-1518 GEnie: J. Sheehan14 + + + On April 4th and 5th, Atari Canada and the Toronto Atari Federation will host what may be the most exciting Atari event in North America in 1992. To be held at the Skyline Hotel on Dixon Road, near Pearson International Airport, , ACE '92, the Atari Canadian Exposition will feature the most outstanding developers in the Atari world with some of the latest programs and program updates. Local dealers will exhibit the latest hardware and peripherals, and user groups from across Canada and the United States will be on hand to share Public Domain and Shareware programs and exchange knowledge. Door prizes throughout both days of the show, special show prices and several major door prize packages will add to the excitement. Facilities will include a 22,000 square foot convention area, an additional 7,000 square foot display and exhibit space, and 7 separate meeting rooms that will host a wide range of seminars, demonstrations and mini-concerts. On Saturday evening, a formal banquet will bring together local users with major figures in the present and future course of Atari. This is the third major convention that the Toronto Atari Federation has hosted in recent years. As one of the largest user groups in Canada, if not all of North America, TAF has consistently helped bring the best and most contemporary computer technology to Toronto users. With membership of approximately 300, TAF will provide the core volunteers that make an event like this possible. However, other user groups will also be invited to participate, to help stimulate exchange of information among the various Atari groups in this region and to help broaden the base of support for this special event. Atari Canada General Manager Geoff Earle has said that this April event could easily surpass the recent Chicago convention, both in attendance and participation by developers and programmers. Basing their participation on the successful Chicago model, Atari Canada will assume many of the initial commitment costs, including facility costs and advertising. TAF will coordinate activities and provide volunteer help. TAF President John R. Sheehan, SJ noted, "The enthusiasm of our members is the reason we felt this was a good time for a show. So many members had been asking about a show, and volunteering to help that we felt we really could present a spectacular two-day event. We couldn't try it without our volunteers, but with their help, this April will see the most exciting Atari show Toronto has ever seen!" Packets for dealers and developers are being prepared and should be mailed by the ensd of January. Information packets for user groups will be available at around the same time. The Skyline Hotel will be offering special room rates to participants, and special travel plans should also be announced shortly. To be placed on the mailing list for Convention information, please send your name, address, and affiliation (developer, user group, dealer, etc.) to TAF's mailing address, 5334 Yonge Street, Suite 1527, Toronto, ON M2N 6M2 or leave a message at (416) 425-5357. ACE 92 TO FEATURE GAMES AND 8-BIT ACE '92, the Atari Canadian Exposition, will be held in Toronto on April 4th and 5th. As part of the many different events scheduled for the two-day exposition, two separate games areas will be set up with equipment provided by Atari Canada. A nominal charge of $1.00 will be levied for admission to each area, with all funds raised here to be donated to Sick Children's Hospital in Toronto. Admission to the Games Area is in addition to the regular admission charge. Area 1 - THE LYNX CHALLENGE. The $1.00 contribution admits participants to a timed game playing session. The high score in each session is registered. At the end of each day, a special prize package will be awarded to the high score of the day. The package will be provided by Atari Canada and will include: One Lynx machine, AC adaptor, and a collection of games. Area 2 - GST AREA (Games - Sampling and TryOut) $1 contribution admits the participant to sample one game cartridge. A variety of games for the Lynx will be available, but each "Tryout" requires a separate admission to the area. Many of the dealers present will be offering special discounts on a wide range of game for different Atari machines, as well as significant savings on games cartridges and games programs. Although most of the exposition will feature more "serious" applications on the Atari platform, there will be a good selection of games available, and serious players to share hints and help. There will also be a special area for 8-bit dealers and developers, a place for the dedicated XL/XE user, those who still have and use the 800 and 400 machines. Although commercial programs are getting harder to find, many clubs will have their public domain and shareware libraries available, and dealers who still have 8-bit material will have it available. ACE 92 will be held at the Skyline Hotel on Dixon Road, near Pearson International Airport. Further information, exhibitor's kits, advertising rates and advance ticket sales may be obtained by contacting ACE '92 c/o TAF, 5334 Yonge Street, Suite 1527, Willowdale, Ontario M2N 6M2. Contact: John R. Sheehan, SJ (TAF President) (416) 926-1518. TAF BBS: (416) 235-0318, TAF InfoLine and Voice Message: (416) 425-3537. GALA BANQUET TO HIGHLIGHT ATARI EXPOSITION One of the highlights of any convention is the chance to meet and talk with people who share interests. At a major international gathering like ACE '92, the leading creators of Atari software and hardware will be present and available. ACE '92, the Atari Canadian Exposition, to be held on April 4th and 5th, will bring together the outstanding dealers and developers in the Atari field for two days of seminars, sales and showing off. Many times, however, the press of crowds and business make it difficult to have the kind of in-depth talk you might wish. Developers are busy, crowds make conversation impossible, and the schedule of seminars and special events puts pressure on everyone. To help people spend more time together, a Gala Banquet will be held at the Skyline Hotel on Saturday night, April 4th. A cash bar will open at 7PM, where participants can gather for drinks and conversation. Dinner will begin at 8PM, and will feature Filet of Beef Wellington with Madeira sauce, accompanied by Almond Beans, Carrots and Cauliflower. Dinner will begin with a Seafood Cocktail, followed by Tomato and Fennel Bisque. Dessert will be Fresh Berries Romanoff. Following dinner, the finalists in the ACE Talent Contest will present or perform their entries. Selected from presentations made during the dasy, the top 3 in the areas of MIDI and Graphics will show off their creations on the Atari computer. Master of Ceremonies for the evening will be Geoff Earle, General Manager of Atari Canada, who promises that the evening will also contain surprises "not advertised in advance". However, he also promises that the program will not be long, so that people will have the chance to meet and talk and share their experiences. Following the formal proceedings, a special room has been set aside for ACE participants, so that conversation and celebration can continue as long as people wish. Cost for the Banquet is $40 (Cdn) per person, which includes all taxes and gratuities. Tickets may be obtained from Atari Canada or from the Toronto Atari Federation. DEADLINE FOR RESERVING BANQUET TICKETS IS APRIL 1ST. Because of the commitments to the caterer, tickets must be obtained in advance, and no banquet tickets will be available at ACE '92. It promises to be one of the highlights of the week-end, but it will require advance commitment. ACE 92 will be held at the Skyline Hotel on Dixon Road, near Pearson International Airport. Further information, exhibitor's kits, advertising rates and advance ticket sales may be obtained by contacting ACE '92 c/o TAF, 5334 Yonge Street, Suite 1527, Willowdale, Ontario M2N 6M2. Contact: John R. Sheehan, SJ (TAF President) (416) 926-1518. TAF BBS: (416) 235-0318, TAF InfoLine and Voice Message: (416) 425-3537. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ====================== Contact: John R. Sheehan, SJ TAF - (416) 926-1518 BBS - (416) 235-0318 ATARI TALENT SHOW ANNOUNCED As part of the Atari Canadian Exposition, ACE '92, April 4/5, a special talent competition has been announced. To demonstrate the many ways that Atari computers can be used in creative entertainment, two divisions will be open for submissions. The contest is open to all Atari Users. MUSIC AND SOUND - Since Atari has long been an industry leader in MIDI applications, one division will be open for applications of sound and music. Entries may be live performance, combination of live and pre-created or totally pre-created arrangements of music and sound. Entries may be original compositions or adaptations of existing material. (Initial submission must be made on cassette tape; if accompanied by visual effects, appropriate disk program or description must also be included.) GRAPHICS OR ANIMATION - Since Atari can manipulate over sixteen million separate colors, visual arts provides another rich field for creative work. In this field, entrants may submit animated segments, or graphics displays. Submissions may include "slide shows" of created works, demonstrations of works being created, or animated creations of any type. Entertainment value will be the criteria for judging. Individual presentations should last no more than 10 minutes. Entries will go through preliminary judging, and those who are accepted will make public presentations or performances throughout the day on Saturday, April 4th, at ACE '92. Performances will be open to those attending the Exposition at no charge, and judging of finalists will take place prior to 4PM. Winners will attend the evening banquet as guests of Atari Canada. Each contestant will present their entries or performances at the evening banquet, at which time they will be judged a second time, and prizes awarded. Judging will be on the basis of creative use of the computer and entertainment value. First prize in each division will be a $700 gift certificate from Atari Canada, good towards the purchase of any Atari product, and a one-year membership in the Toronto Atari Federation. Second place winners will receive a $200 gift certificate from Atari Canada, and their choice of 10 disks from the TAF Library. Third Place Winners will receive a $100 Gift Certificate, and their choice of 5 disks. For an entry form, contact: ACE '92, c/o TAF, 5334 Yonge Street, Suite 1527, Toronto, ON M2N 6M2. Or call John R. Sheehan, SJ, TAF President, at (416) 926-1518, or leave a message on the TAF BBs, (416) 425-0318. Conf : Open Forem Msg# : 1589 Lines: Extended Read: 3 Sent : Mar 5, 1992 at 2:12 AM To : All >From : JOHN SHEEHAN Subj : ACE Update 5 March 1992 NEW PROGRAMS AND HARDWARE TO DEBUT AT ACE 92 The Atari Canadian Exposition, ACE '92, to be held in Toronto on April 4th and 5th, will be the site of a number of new programs for the Atari computer, as well as the first time users in North America will get to see new Atari hardware and peripherals that have long been under development. Although specific details are not presently available, Atari has long promised that any new hardware that will be shown at the upcoming CEBIT Show in Hanover Germany (which opens on March 11) will also be shown in Toronto. Atari has not yet released specific details of what that will include, but at a February 20th meeting of the Toronto Atari Federation, both Atari Canada General Manager Geoff Earle and Atari U.S. Director of Communications Bob Brodie indicated that there will be exciting new computer products to be shown. One definite star will be the Atari ST Notebook, a small laptop computer with a 40 meg harddrive and an estimated battery life of ten hours on a single charge. One was available at the recent TAF meeting for users to try out, and it created great excitement. But Atari won't be the only company making announcements and demonstrating new developments at ACE '92. ISD Marketing will host a workshop at which features of the new Calamus SL will be not only demonstrated but taught, and FLASH II, the long-awaited communications program will be available for purchase, as well as being the subject of demonstrations. ABC Solutions promises that not only will they have upgrades for First Word Plus and Timeworks Desktop Publisher, they will be releasing a new CAD program by a local Toronto developer. Darek Mihocka will be present to demonstrate his long- discussed GEMulator, the program that will let Atari programs run on DOS-based machines, and Dragonware will be showing (and selling) an internal battery modification for the STacy. Additionally, this new company in the field of software development will be showing off 5 programs, including one that manages GDOS and FSM-GDOS set-up. Joppa has hinted that they will have a new program, as has WizWorks, and Fair Dinkum has definitely announced it will have Cryptographer ready for public demonstration and distribution. Dorothy Brumleve, rightfully famous for her children's productivity programs, has announced that MULTIPLAY, a brand new program of "Math Exploration, Discovery, and Practice" will make its debut at ACE '92. A math program for ages 5-11, it is adaptable to the child's age and ability, and features games, drills and puzzles. Additionally, there will be an upgrade for KidPublisher to version 6.4. (The upgrade will be FREE to those who bought 6.1 at the last TAF Show in 1990.) Clear Thinking will not only have EdHak 2.3, but will have Metapsychology Primer available. And speaking of new things, Advantage, the new Atari magazine, will not only have 6 subscriptions available as door prizes, 1,000 copies of the new publication will be available at no charge to the first 500 people entering the show each day. Press releases and announcements are still coming in, but ACE '92 seems to be the place to make announcements and show off what Atari developers and creators have been doing over the winter. To see what's new and exciting in the world of Atari computers, ACE '92 is obviously the place to be! For an up to date list of those attending, exhibitor kits, display advertising rates, Talent Show entry forms or any other ACE information, contact ACE '92, c/o Toronto Atari Federation, 5334 Yonge St, Suite 1527, Willowdale, ON M2N 6M2. For faster response, call Paul Collard, Exhibit and Volunteer Coordinator (416) 477-2085, or John R. Sheehan, SJ, TAF President, (416) 926- 1518. GEnie J.Sheehan14. TAF BBS: (416) 235-0318, TAF InfoLine and Voice Message: (416) 425-5357. Conf : Open Forem Msg# : 1622 Lines: Extended Read: 4 Sent : Mar 10, 1992 at 12:50 AM To : All >From : PAUL COLLARD Subj : ACE 92 Well I thought you might like to know some news about the show, so here is a partial list of whose coming ABC Solutions WinterTree (formerly Phil Comeau...Gramslam has new version out for show) Compustore Micro Creations will be debuting new Terminal and BBS program with a free copy of BBS program to any User Group showing ID Gadgets by Small Branch Always Click Here WizWorks D.A. Brumleve debuting new Math program CodeHeads brand new Quick ST ($20 upgrade fee) Sudden Incorp Gribnif Software Goldleaf Double Click Joppa Software new send and receive fax modem software PI Pracision Missionware ..Flash II will be ready Atari Interface Mag. Clear Thinking JMG Software .....will keep you informed as new ones come in......Paul Collard Article #284 (376 is last): >Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.news From: ah292@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Robert Krynak) Subject: ACE 92 update Posted-By: xx004 (aa399 - Len Stys) Reply-To: ah292@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Robert Krynak) Date: Fri Mar 20 10:50:17 1992 from TAF bbs: Conf : Open Forem Msg# : 1645 Lines: Extended Read: 17 Sent : Mar 13, 1992 at 10:19 PM To : All >From : JOHN SHEEHAN Subj : ACE Update 12 March 1992 ACE 92 PRELIMINARY ATTENDANCE LIST So far, 70% of the available booth space for ACE '92, the premiere Atari Show, has been contracted, and verbal commitments have been made for several other booths. Those attending the April 4th and 5th event in Toronto include: Dorothy Brumleve Codehead Software WizWorks Wintertree Software Fair Dinkum ABC Solutions Gribnif ISD Marketing Joppa Missionware Software Dragonware Sudden Inc. Clear Thinking Atari Interface Magazine PI Precision Imports Compustore Goldleaf Branch Always JMG Software Compuworld Click Here Double Click David Small Micro-Creation British Magazines Best Electronics Toad Computers Software Sales GEnie Canada Compustore MTST (Atari Club) HBO (Atari Club) New products and programs continue to be announced for what is rapidly turning into an extraordinary Atari event. Micro- Creations' new GIME BBS program will be available at ACE '92, and a FREE COPY of the single line version will be presented to any Atari club president who can present identifying credentials. (They also have a dual line BBS program available.) Gadgets by Small will be present, and word is that the Mega ST FastBoard will be available at the show. The printed word will be well represented as well. Atari Interface Magazine will have a booth, and an introductory copy of Atari Advantage magazine will be presented to the first 500 attendees each day of the show. The Computer Paper, a Canada wide computer newspaper that has just started publishing in Ontario, will be given to each person attending, and copies of the well- known Current Notes will also be available. British Magazines is a local distributor who imports a number of foreign computer magazines at discount prices, and will be featuring the latest in foreign publications. Many clubs will have their own newsletters available, and a number of developers regularly issue their own newsletters and bulletins to keep users up to date on new programs and updates. Video digitizing will be featured at the Goldleaf booth, and visitors will have the opportunity to get their picture taken with some well known Atari personages (whether the famous person is there or not!). Jopppa's new STraight FAX software (designed to work with Class 2 compliant send/receive FAX modems) links ST computers to FAX machines, and GEMulator will help bridge the gap for IBM/Atari users. Atari has long been able to emulate IBM and Apple hardware, now users will be able to run their Atari programs on IBM machines. A continued stream of door prize donations continues to increase the potential value of an ACE admission ticket. Door prizes will be drawn every half hour throughout both days of ACE '92, and there will be a number of extra draws and prizes throughout each day. In addition, many dealers and developers will be offering special draws and show specials at individual booths. For an up to date list of those attending, exhibitor kits, display advertising rates, Talent Show entry forms or any other ACE information, contact ACE '92, c/o Toronto Atari Federation, 5334 Yonge St, Suite 1527, Willowdale, ON M2N 6M2. For faster response, call Paul Collard, Exhibit and Volunteer Coordinator (416) 477-2085, or John R. Sheehan, SJ, TAF President, (416) 926- 1518. GEnie J.Sheehan14. TAF BBS: (416) 235-0318, TAF InfoLine and Voice Message: (416) 425-5357. Article #285 (376 is last): >Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.news From: ah292@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Robert Krynak) Subject: ACE 92 update Posted-By: xx004 (aa399 - Len Stys) Reply-To: ah292@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Robert Krynak) Date: Fri Mar 27 11:49:52 1992 this message is from the TAF bbs. Conf : Open Forem Msg# : 1731 Lines: Extended Read: 1 Sent : Mar 27, 1992 at 1:13 AM To : All >From : JOHN SHEEHAN Subj : ACE Update FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: John R. Sheehan, SJ (416) 926-1518 GEnie: J. Sheehan14 26 March 1992 LAST-MINUTE NEWS FROM ACE '92 ACE '92, the Atari Canadian Exposition, opens on Saturday, April 4th, and will run through Sunday, April 5th, at the Skyline Hotel in Toronto, Ontario. With only one-week to go before this major international Atari event, last-minute details and events are being announced and put in place. Those who will be exhibiting programs, hardware and major developments include: ABC Solutions Atari Canada Corp. Atari Explorer Atari Interface Magazine Best Electronics Branch Always Software BMDistributors Canoe Computers Clear Thinking Click Here, Inc. Codehead Technologies Compuplace Compustore Computer Supplies & Service Compuworld CRS Cybercube D.A. Brumleve DoubleClick DragonWare Fair Dinkum Fast Technology Gadgets By Small GEnie Goldleaf Gribnif Software ICD, Inc. ISD Marketing, Inc. JMG Software International, Inc. Joppa Computer Products Korg Micro-Creations Missionware Software Musicware PI Precision Importing Saved By Technology SaveTech Soft-Logik Publishing Corporation Software Sales Steinberg-Jones Step Ahead Software Steve's Music Sudden Incorporated Toad Computers Wintertree Software WizWorks A host of other events will make the two-day event stimulating and informative. Among the many special attractions are: Meet the Sysop Booth - A special booth will be manned throughout the two days by Sysops from Bulletin Board Systems from all over Canada and the United States. Sysops on the Forem network will be meeting for a special brunch, and many other users of BBS systems have expressed the desire to meet the invisible "Sysops" they have come to know only through their computers. A full schedule of times will be posted at the show. Seminars and Training Classes - Three seminar rooms and a Training Room will provide many opportunities to meet developers, see new products demonstrated, and get hands-on training. Both ISD Marketing and SoftLogik will be conducting classes in their Desktop Publishing Programs. ISD will have classes for both Calamus 1.09 and the new Calamus SL, and Softlogik has scheduled sessions each day for Pagestream 2.1. Seminar topics range from using computers to re-construct dinosaur fossils to creating music. Ralph Mariano, publisher of ST Reports, will speak, and a number of new programs and products will be shown. There will be times when as many as four presentations will be going on simultaneously. Concerts and Performances - In the special MIDI area there will be a stage for public performances and entries in the Talent Contest. Several professional groups will be performing, as will contestants in the musical division of the Talent Contest. Graphics entries will be projected throughout both days so that all can see the creations of the entrants, and demonstrations of MIDI software and special effects will be taking place in the luxurious seminar area specially equipped for that purpose. "Showing Off" - Several developers have indicated that one of the reasons they are participating in ACE '92 is just to "show off" their products. Goldleaf Publishing, for example, will be bringing video digitizing equipment, and will transform photographs that participants bring to them into a number of different formats. You might go home with a free refrigerator magnet with your digitized face on it! Or have a photo of you with a famous celebrity (without the celebrity ever having been there)! Micro-Creations is giving a free copy of their new BBS program to every Atari club present, and most booths will have special show prices and packages. Show hours are 10am to 6pm on Saturday, April 4th, and from 11am to 6pm on Sunday, April 6th. (Remember - this is the week-end you turn clocks AHEAD one hour, which is the reason for the later starting time on Sunday.) Admission is $6, no charge for children 6 and under. ACE '92 will be held at the Skyline Hotel, 655 Dixon Rd in Toronto, near Pearson International Airport. For additional information, contact ACE '92, c/o Toronto Atari Federation, 5334 Yonge St, Suite 1527, Willowdale, ON M2N 6M2. For faster response, call Paul Collard, Exhibit and Volunteer Coordinator (416) 477-2085, or John R. Sheehan, SJ, General Convention Coordinator, (416) 926-1518. GEnie J.Sheehan14. TAF BBS: (416) 235-0318, TAF InfoLine and Voice Message: (416) 425-5357. Article #287 (376 is last): >Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.news From: aa384@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Doug Wokoun) Subject: Z*Net: MIST Atarifest IV Posted-By: xx004 (aa384 - Doug Wokoun) Reply-To: aa384@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Doug Wokoun) Date: Sun Mar 29 22:53:16 1992 Taken from: Z*Net Atari Online Magazine #(92-10) - March 06, 1992: | | ====================================================================== | * MIST ATARIFEST IV Announcement | ====================================================================== | | | Mid-Indiana ST (MIST) is pleased to announce confirmed dates for their | fourth annual Atarifest, to be held on Saturday, July 25, 1992. The | show will run from 10:00am to 5:00 pm. MIST Atarifest IV will continue | to build on the successful formula of our previous three shows. | | MIST Atarifest IV will be held in the same quality location as last | year's show, the Castleway Conference Center at 6385 Castleplace Drive, | Indianapolis, Indiana. This air-conditioned and fully carpeted | location on the north side of Indianapolis has ample parking and is | close to several major highways, many fine restaurants and hotels, and | the largest mall in Indianapolis. | | MIST Atarifest IV will be an excellent opportunity for you to buy and | sell hardware and software. Public admission to the fest will be $3.00 | and will include a raffle ticket to win one of the many hardware and | software items donated by attending vendors and developers. Additional | raffle tickets will available for purchase. Last year over 50 items | were given away. | | Vendors may purchase booths (8' x 8') at $50.00 each. User groups may | purchase booths for $10.00 each. There will be a limit on the number | of user group booths available. Plans are underway to offer seminars | as well as our ever popular Midi-maze and Lynx tournaments. | | Last year over 500 individuals and 30 vendors attended MIST Atarifest | III. We anticipate similar success this year. Packets will be going | out in the next month with more information detailing MIST Atarifest | IV. However, if you wish more information now or want to insure | display space at this year's show, contact Dan Ward via GEnie | (D.WARD10) or give him a call at (317) 254-0031. | | We look forward to seeing you on July 25, 1992! | | -- Article #292 (376 is last): >Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.news From: aa384@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Doug Wokoun) Subject: STReport Confidential: March 06, 1992 Posted-By: xx004 (aa400 - John J. Lehett) Date: Sat Apr 4 01:49:40 1992 Taken from: ST Report Online Magazine (#8.10) - March 6, 1992: | | | > STReport CONFIDENTIAL "Rumors Tidbits Predictions Observations Tips" | ===================== | | | | - San Francisco, CA ATARI HELPS NET GRAMMY NOMINATION! | ----------------- | | The music award, The Grammy, known worldwide as a symbol of musical | excellence and accomplishment, is about to be awarded to this year's fine | artists. Scott Gershin has been nominated for a Grammy in recognition for | his superb music in the movie JFK. He used Atari equipment to compose the | musical score. | | | | | - Ashville, N. Carolina BLUE RIDGE AtariFest ANNOUNCED | --------------------- | | The Blue Ridge Atari Computer Enthusiasts (BRACE) and its sponsor, | Sheldon Winick & Computer STudio, recently announced the 3rd Annual BLUE | RIDGE AtariFest to be held in Asheville, N.C. on Saturday, July 18, 1992. | After last year's terrific festival, there is no doubt attendance will be | high. | | | | | - Chicago, IL. LISTENING CAREFULLY | ------------ | | The (Sparrow & Falcon)(68030-68040) are rumored to be announced | sometime in the second quarter. Atari Corp is very tight lipped when | asked about performance stats, but the word is these machines are hot! In | fact, most "learned ears" say they will sport true SCSI ports and not | ASCSI ports. Hopefully the new products will be ready to ship soon after | their initial showing. Rumor also has it that a few Books have already, | or are about to ship. Good news sure feels nice. In addition, the ABC | line of clones are being given serious attention and could possibly be | enhanced and priced competitively. 1040STe units seem to be in very short | supply, while the MSTE units are doing very well. | | -- Article #294 (376 is last): >Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.news From: aa384@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Doug Wokoun) Subject: STReport Confidential: March 13, 1992 Posted-By: xx004 (aa400 - John J. Lehett) Date: Sat Apr 4 01:52:03 1992 Taken from: ST Report Online Magazine (#8.11) - March 13, 1992: | | | > STReport CONFIDENTIAL "Rumors Tidbits Predictions Observations Tips" | ===================== | | | | | - London, UK CONDOR PHONES NOT WORKING | ---------- | | A few reports are trickling in from the UK that Condor Trading's | telephones are not being answered. Also, from those who have friends who | 'worked' for Condor, they are reporting to they have gone without | paychecks and have subsequently quit. | | | | | - Orlando, FL. DEALERS HEAR STORIES THAT ARE TOO GOOD! | ------------ | | Seems a rather over exhuberant rep for Atari has made mention of the | the new, trimmed down version of the Falcon may be shipping by "April 1st" | and that the unit will be in a 1040st type cabinet. Time will tell. | | | | | - San Francisco, CA. MAJOR ATARI DISTRIBUTOR UPSET! | ------------------ | | This particular distributor reports that they are backordered rather | deeply in the SM147 and feel the current ongoing "price wars" on the East | Coast are not in Atari's best interests. They feel the depth of the | backorders may be dramatically trimmed until such time as the lowballing | price war is brought under control. | | | | - Pittsburgh, PA. TOS 2.06 DOING GREAT! | --------------- | | According to sources located in this area, they've received | considerably large numbers of positive reports from all over the nation | about how the users are excited about TOS 2.06 and its "marvelous" | features. According to the reports, the Codehead Package (TEC) is doing | much better than ever expected. | | -- Article #300 (376 is last): >Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.news From: aa384@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Doug Wokoun) Subject: Z*Net: Atari Interface Magazine grows Posted-By: xx004 (aa384 - Doug Wokoun) Date: Fri Apr 17 14:55:16 1992 Taken from: ST Report Online Magazine (#8.12) - March 20, 1992: | | | > AIM MAGAZINE GROWS! STR InfoFile AIM hits the BIGTIME! | ================================ | | | | | | | March 1991 | | ATARI INTERFACE EXPANDS TO | OVER 100 CLUBS, MORE DISTRIBUTORS | | | Ann Arbor, MI | | In this time of shrinking economies and worries about continued Atari | magazine support, Unicorn Publications is pleased to announce that Atari | Interface is continuing to grow. | | User Group Expansion | """""""""""""""""""" | With the March 1991 issue, Atari Interface increased its number of | Participating User Groups to over 100. Currently, there are 105 user | groups whose members are receiving Atari Interface magazine as part of | their club benefits. "We're over 100 clubs now and we expect a fair | number of additional clubs to sign up in the next month or so," said | Editor Bill Rayl. "At least 20 more clubs have indicated they want to | start getting AIM for their members." | | As a Participating Club, US-based user groups can have copies of Atari | Interface magazine delivered directly to their member's doors for only 50 | cents per issue. Canadian and Foreign clubs can get the magazine for the | same low rate, plus the cost of shipping all copies to one address. | | More Distributors Added | """"""""""""""""""""""" | As recently announced in messages on CompuServe and GEnie, Atari | Interface has expanded its US distribution to include approximately 250 | additional Waldenbookstores. AIM distribution to newsstands and bookstore | chains in the US, Canada and overseas is handled by International | Periodical Distributors (IPD), one of the largest world-wide distributors | of magazines and books. [IPD can be reached at (619) 481-5928.] | | Alternative and eclectic bookstores in the US can get Atari Interface | from Ubiquity Distributors of Brooklyn, NY. | [Call Ubiquity at (718) 875-5491.] | | US distribution of AIM to Atari dealers is handled mainly by Pacific | Software Supply, the largest US Atari distributor. | [PSS can be reached at (805) 543-1583.] | | Micro-D Distributors of Weston, Ontario, is now distributing Atari | Interface (magazine and ST disk) to Atari dealers across Canada. [Micro-D | can be contacted at (416) 741-9825.] | | Braden Ray Software has just signed up to bring AIM to the Australian | and New Zealand market. While Atari Interface was already appearing on | newsstand shelves "down under," the agreement with Braden Ray gets AIM | (and the ST disk) to users and Atari dealers faster. | [Call Braden Ray at 011-61-8-390-3018.] | | UK distribution of Atari Interface and the ST/Mega Disk of the Month | is now handled by Bath Publications. According to Bath Publication's | Malcolm Burridge, "I believe [AIM's] quality far outweighs that of the | competition." [Bath Publications can be reached at 011-44-225-840-700.] | | Unicorn Publications has been producing an Atari-specific magazine | since December 1987. For more information, contact: | | Pattie Rayl, | Unicorn Publications | 3487 Braeburn Circle | Ann Arbor, MI 48108, | phone: (313) 973-8825 voice | (313) 973-9137 BBS. | | -- Article #301 (376 is last): >Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.news From: ah292@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Robert Krynak) Subject: Sierra discontinues Atari Posted-By: xx004 (aa399 - Len Stys) Reply-To: ah292@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Robert Krynak) Date: Fri May 1 16:31:11 1992 it looks like bad news for the ST. Sierra has stopped making games for Atari computers. here are some questions I asked on Sierra bbs: E-Mail #124042 16-APR-92 15:06 (Reply to #123971) To: Zxq (private message) Re: Kings Quest5 & Space Ques (N)ext, (P)revious, (R)ead this message, or goto message (#): r ZX3when is Kings Quest V and Space Quest IV going to be finished for the 3Atari ST? in your spring '91 Sierra magazine on page 13 it said they @DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD> It looks like those products were shelved and will not be produced or released. We are no longer producing software for the ST line of computers due to the fact that we never sold enough units to even recoup our costs of production despite the fact that the ST is an excellent game machine. Sorry. -=[ Mike ]=- --- ~ SLMR 2.1a #14 ~ Soon to come - ACES OF THE PACIFIC! (R)eply, (E)rase, (F)orward, (B)acktrack, (P)revious, (N)ext? n E-Mail #125175 24-APR-92 15:10 (Reply to #125068) To: Zxq (private message) Re: Quest for Glory II (N)ext, (P)revious, (R)ead this message, or goto message (#): r ZX3was Quest for Glory II ever finished for the Atari ST? @DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD> No, sorry, it was never released. Happy Gaming! -=[ Mike ]=- --- ~ SLMR 2.1a #14 ~ Soon to come - ACES OF THE PACIFIC! (R)eply, (E)rase, (F)orward, (B)acktrack, (P)revious, (N)ext? n E-Mail #125576 28-APR-92 14:57 (Reply to #125393) To: Zxq (private message) Re: Police Quest 3 (N)ext, (P)revious, (R)ead this message, or goto message (#): r ZX3was Police Quest 3 ever released for the ST? @DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD> No, sorry, it won't. We are no longer producing software for the ST line of computers due to the fact that we never sold enough units to even recoup our costs of production despite the fact that the ST is an excellent game machine. Sorry. -=[ Mike ]=- ---
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