News - Jan.92 - Jun.92

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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
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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):
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):
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


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 

     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. 


    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 

    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. 

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


     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.

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Subj : ACE Update

                                          5 March 1992
    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 
    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.

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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
Micro Creations will be debuting new Terminal and BBS program with a
                copy of BBS program to any User Group showing ID
Gadgets by Small
Branch Always
Click Here
D.A. Brumleve debuting new Math program
CodeHeads brand new Quick ST ($20 upgrade fee)
Sudden Incorp
Gribnif Software
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):
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:

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Sent : Mar 13, 1992 at 10:19 PM
To   : All
Subj : ACE Update

                                                 12 March 1992
     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 
    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):
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.

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Subj : ACE Update

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 
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):
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):
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):
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.
|   ------------
|     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):
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):
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

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?

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?

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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