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From: xx004@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Atari SIG) Subject: News - Jul.93 - Sep.93 Date: Fri Oct 21 14:48:30 1994 Time Capsule - News - Jul.93 - Sep.93 ------------------------------------- News Subject Title Date Posted ------------------ ----------- Special offers from DGS Aug.03,1993 Atari Classics advertising info Aug.17,1993 Atari Classics subscription info Aug.17,1993 August AC Aug.17,1993 DGS update Sep.03,1993 News-Disk 13 Sep.16,1993 Print-Filer and Taskmaster Sep.18,1993 CodeHead Technologies announces Warp 9 3.80 Sep.22,1993 All change for the News-Disk Sep.24,1993 Jaguar Developer News Sep.24,1993 Atari appoints new director of marketing/advertising Sep.25,1993 Demo Maker from DGS Sep.30,1993 SDS announces The Atari Compendium Sep.30,1993 DGS $20 BUNDLES Sep.30,1993 -------------------------------------- Article 346 of freenet.sci.comp.atari.news: From: aa700@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Michael Current) >Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.spec.8bit,freenet.sci.comp.atari.news Subject: Special offers from DGS Date: 3 Aug 1993 13:20:18 GMT From: firstname.lastname@example.org A SPECIAL OFFER FROM D.G.S: As you may know, DGS (my company) sells P.D. software for the Atari, as well as developing and selling commercial software products. We have had very little response from the US, so here's a special deal for Internet users (or anybody who has read this message really!). We usually charge $4 per PD disk for 1-9 disks, $3 for 10-19 disks, or $2.50 for 20+ disks. There is also 10% (minimum $5) to add for shipping. But, here is our special offer. For your first order, you can buy disks at just $2 a disk by buying a minimum of 5 disks. If you buy 15 or more disks we'll even pay your shipping charge! All DGS PD disks are of the highest quality. 90% of them are double sided at no extra cost to you. We currently have 166 disks to choose from. DGS has a printed catalogue which you can get for $5 direct from us in the UK. For US orders, we accept payment in US$ in cash. Nothing could be easier! If you want a catalogue then please send your $5 (in cash) to: DGS 62 THOMSON AVE BALBY DONCASTER DN4 0NU ENGLAND A catalogue will be sent to you via air mail straight away! Please make sure you mention that you read this on the internet/newsnet etc. This will qualify you for the special offer. BTW, it costs 50cents to send your letter from the US to the UK. If you have queries then e-mail direct to: email@example.com. -- Michael Current, Cleveland Free-Net 8-bit Atari SIGOp / Mt. Pleasant, MI, USA Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org / Cleveland Free-Net: aa700 Article 347 of freenet.sci.comp.atari.news: From: aa700@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Michael Current) >Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.news Subject: Atari Classics advertising info Date: 17 Aug 1993 15:18:04 GMT From: 71450.1050@CompuServe.COM (Lawrence Estep) ATARI CLASSICS magazine Advertising Rates: Full page $100 Half page $ 50 1/4 page $ 25 1/8 page $ 20 Multiple insertion discount: - 10% when paid in advance. A template of ad sizes is available upon request. Copy Deadlines: 12/93 issue - 10/5/93 2/94 issue - 12/5/93 Payment must accompany all ad copy. Please make checks payable to Atari Classics. Please send ad copy and payment to: ATARI CLASSICS Magazine 179 Sproul Road/Rt. 352 Frazer, PA 19355 Advertisers will receive a free copy of the issue(s) that their ad appears in. -- Michael Current, Cleveland Free-Net 8-bit Atari SIGOp / Mt. Pleasant, MI, USA Internet: email@example.com / Cleveland Free-Net: aa700 Article 348 of freenet.sci.comp.atari.news: From: aa700@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Michael Current) >Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.news Subject: Atari Classics subscription info Date: 17 Aug 1993 15:18:20 GMT From: 71450.1050@CompuServe.COM (Lawrence Estep) ************************ A T A R I C L A S S I C S ************************ "The Magazine For The Dedicated 8-Bit User" SUBSCRIPTION INFO SUBSCRIPTION INFO SUBSCRIPTION INFO SUBSCRIPTION INFO Mailing address for Atari Classics subscriptions: ATARI CLASSICS 179 Sproul Rd./Rt. 352 Frazer, PA 19355 1 Year Subscription prices: USA $25/yr Canada (surface mail) $30/yr Foreign (all) surface mail $32/yr Europe/Mediterranean AIRmail $38/yr Asia/Pacific area AIRmail $40/yr AC Software Disk (global price)$ 9/yr AC publishes on a bimonthly schedule. Upcoming issues are scheduled for 8/93, 10/93, 12/93, 2/94, 4/94, and 6/94 The AC Software disk is a double-sided single-density "flippy" containing all the type-in software published in the magazine plus selections from the Public Domain. It is produced and distributed 3 times/year, concurrently with every other issue of the magazine. The disk will be mailed separately. Upcoming disks will be mailed 10/93, 2/94, and 6/94. For those wishing to subscribe using a credit card, we take VISA & MasterCard! Just fill out your credit card info on the subscription form. PLEASE NOTE: there is a $2 surcharge for credit card orders. SORRY, TELEPHONE ORDERING NO LONGER AVAILABLE! If you so desire, you can send in a FREE AD with your subscription. Personal ads up to 50 words in length are free to paid subscribers of AC. See the "Swap 'n' Shop" column for rules pertaining to personal ads. Thanks for your interest in Atari Classics magazine! -- Michael Current, Cleveland Free-Net 8-bit Atari SIGOp / Mt. Pleasant, MI, USA Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org / Cleveland Free-Net: aa700 Article 349 of freenet.sci.comp.atari.news: From: aa700@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Michael Current) >Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.news Subject: August AC Date: 17 Aug 1993 15:18:37 GMT From: email@example.com This is to let AC readers know the status of the August issue. The August AC is now finished, and the entire press run is in the hands of our Publisher. Under ordinary circumstances, the mailing would have already commenced by now. However, a postal audit is scheduled for August 17, and the entire August press run must be held for examination by the postal authorities. So the mailing will be delayed until August 18 at the very earliest. If this all sounds a bit mysterious, that's because the postal audit & all the voodoo that goes with it are just part of the rituals the post office imposes upon ANY publication that seeks to upgrade its mail service to 2nd Class. I can assure you, it has been a *tremendous* amount of work- & major headeaches- for both me and our Publisher. And it will probably result in a delay of our August mailing. So I'm going to ask all of AC's readers to be patient while I'm biting my nails awaiting the outcome of next week's audit. Supplications to appropriate deities, burnt sacrifices to the Postal Gods, or prayers to the Great Cosmic Muffin in behalf of AC will be much appreciated at this time. Great labors were performed to prepare for this event, we have done our very best, & now we await Judgement From On High. I can only hope AC will withstand the rigors of the audit. I also wish I was better at waiting... - BEN POEHLAND Managing Editor ATARI CLASSICS Magazine ******************************************************************************* -- Michael Current, Cleveland Free-Net 8-bit Atari SIGOp / Mt. Pleasant, MI, USA Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org / Cleveland Free-Net: aa700 Article 350 of freenet.sci.comp.atari.news: From: aa700@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Michael Current) >Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.news Subject: DGS update Date: 3 Sep 1993 16:02:13 GMT D.G.S. Update ------------- Well, it's been 9 weeks now since I formed DGS, so I thought I'd just post an update to tell you what has happened since. Grant - After visting my local Enterprise Agency I applied for a European Community grant to help run DGS for the first year. After writing a very long and detailed business plan, the EC awarded DGS a grant, which is worth 2470pounds over a 9 month period. This is currently keeping DGS alive. Many thanks to the EC! Sales - sales have been very very dissapointing so far. I am barely making enough to cover advertising costs, and other costs associated with running a business that many people just don't think of, like printing costs, professional fees (accountant, etc.), stationary, telephone, etc. The only way I can keep DGS alive and kicking is for an increase in orders. I mainly sell within the UK, but I also sell to other countries as well. I am not allowed to sell PPP products outside the UK, but I will sell PD software and the News-Disk to other countries. To make this easier, I accept payment in cash in US$. That means no expensive IMOs! Other countries should pay in cash in UK pounds Sterling, or by an IMO in pounds. PD software is quite reasonably priced, and can cost as little as $2.50 a disk if you order 20 disks or more. Most of the PD disks are double sided, so you get real value for money! A shipping charge of 10% of the order value (minimum $5) is charged on your order. But, see details of our special offer later in this posting! New products - DGS is looking for new products for the Atari, and we have found some, or they found us in fact! There is another company in the UK which publishes software for the Atari, called RAMBIT. Their main product is a hardware upgrade for Atari data recorders (1010, XC11, and XC12) that allows specially converted tapes to load at up to 3500baud! I have one of these devices fitted in my 1010, and it really is impressive. However, they also used to publish some software as well, but stopped doing so many years ago due to high advertising costs. RAMBIT phoned one day and said "hey, do you want to re-publish some of our software". "Why not!", I replied! The two products we are currently re-working are called Print-Filer and TaskMaster. Print-Filer is a very techno piece of kit for printer users. Basically, you load in Print-Filer and then load in your word processor or DTP package or whatever, and Print-Filer then sits in the background until you select to print. At that point up pops a menu allowing you to print as normal, or re- direct it to a disk file. A special editor then allows you to mix outputs from lots of different packages together into one file, which can then just be printed from DOS! Perfect for letterheads and such like. And, for all you print shop users, a special version of Print-Filer allows full compatability between P-F and print shop (the standard version of P-F will only work with packages using a max. of 48K). I have just finished re-editing the manual for P-F, and we should have it on the market very soon. The UK price will be 4.95 (pounds). I will probably be selling it direct to the U.S. from here in the UK, but only if there is any interest in such a product. E-mail me if you would like to see P-F available in the U.S. TaskMaster is a tape to disk convertor, so probably won't be of much interest to U.S. users. Special offer - if you have read this far, then you are in for a treat! For your first P.D. order from us, you will pay just $2 a disk if you order a minimum of 10 disks (+10% min $5 shipping). And, if you order 15 or more disks, then we will pay your shipping! That's right, 15 P.D. disks for just $30 inc. free shipping! We currently have 166 disks to choose from! All you need do is quote this reference when ordering: NET93. Our Catalogue - you will, of course, need a catalogue! A catalogue is available from us by sending US$5 in cash. A catalogue will be on its way to you the very same day your $5 arrives! Other countries send 3 IRCs. Send direct to: DGS 62 THOMSON AVE BALBY DONCASTER DN4 0NU ENGLAND Phone: +44-302-855-026 E-Mail: email@example.com Dean Garraghty, B.Sc.(Hons.) 2 September 1993. -- Michael Current, Cleveland Free-Net 8-bit Atari SIGOp / Iowa City, IA, USA Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org / Cleveland Free-Net: aa700 Article 351 of freenet.sci.comp.atari.news: From: aa700@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Michael Current) >Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.news Subject: News-Disk 13 Date: 16 Sep 1993 15:10:59 GMT From: email@example.com I have been informed that the News-Disk issue 13 has been uploaded to the archive on my behalf (as they will all be from now on). It should now be in the Djg directory, and called issue13.arc. The News-Disk is now published and owned by DGS, which is my new company. The News-Disks are actually copyrighted material, but because I'm such an incredibly nice guy (!), I have always made them available for free on the archive. However, as from issue 13 the News-Disks must start to show some sort of profit (even a very modest one!). Because of this, the News-Disks now come in two forms: a subscription version (for subscribers), and a download version (for people getting it from the archive and other sources). You will all get the download version from the archive. You are asked to make a small payment to DGS for the disk. This isn't a vast amount. All we need is US$3 for each person who gets a copy of the News-Disk issue 13 and onwards. Sort of a shareware magazine system!! Just send US$3 in cash to us at: DGS (NEWS-DISK) 62 THOMSON AVE BALBY DONCASTER DN4 0NU ENGLAND If you have never sent letters abroad, then don't panic - it is not as hard as most people seem to think!! It costs 50cents to mail the letter to the UK from the US. However, nobody will send the firing squad around to your house if you decide to cheat and just stick 2 29cent stamps on!!! You just have to write "AIR MAIL" somewhere on the envelope (along with our address of course!) Of course, there is no way we can make you pay your $3, but it would help us keep the News-Disk running. At the moment, DGS is supporting the News-Disk, but I want to try and make the News-Disk self-accountable soon. PLEASE send your $3 contribution. Thanks! Why not subscribe?? A 4 issue subscription costs just $20 by airmail. Disk subscribers get their issues up to a month earlier than downloaders, and are also eligable for any special offers we run. To subscribe just send your US$20 in cash to the DGS address shown above. Any questions?? Send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org Dean Garraghty. Editor, Atari 8-bit News-Disk. Proprietor: DGS (Software). -- Michael Current, Cleveland Free-Net 8-bit Atari SIGOp / Iowa City, IA, USA Internet: email@example.com / Cleveland Free-Net: aa700 Article 352 of freenet.sci.comp.atari.news: From: aa700@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Michael Current) >Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.news Subject: Print-Filer and Taskmaster Date: 18 Sep 1993 21:24:17 GMT From: firstname.lastname@example.org Well I said on the net a bit back that I had some new software available from Rambit Software here in the UK. This is now available for you to purchase! This post contains info on both Print-Filer and Taskmaster. Ordering info is given at the very end. We have made ordering easy again by accepting payment in cash in US$. Buy with confidence. DGS is a long-established supplier of Atari software, with 5 years experience. We are currently co-funded by the European Community PrimeStart award, which is only awarded to companies who are carefully vetted. Rambit Software has been supplying software for around 7 years, and is very well established in the UK Atari market. Rambit and DGS -- the perfect software partnership! Dean Garraghty (DGS) Dave Richardson (Rambit) PRINT-FILER -- New from Rambit/DGS You may already have heard of Print-Filer, which has been sold in the past by Rambit software. However, DGS are now acting as distributor for Print-Filer. Print-Filer is a very powerful printer utility, which opens new avenues in the use of printed composition, offering an easy way of printing fancy letter headings and other graphics in your text. Print-Filer is loaded before you load the graphics software/ word processor of your choice and will appear not to be there until you instruct your software to print. At that point Print-Filer will spring into action and offer you the choice of printing as usual, or re-routing the printer output to a disk file. The disk file will then contain all the necessary commands output by the print software to create the picture or the text document. The file will simply contain everything intended to go to the printer. By having this file, you can later print it without the need for the original print software being present. But that's not all! Print-Filer also comes with an editor, which will allow you to load in a combination of outputs from any number of print software packages. These can then be combined into one file which can simply be printed from DOS! Imagine it, graphics and text together in one file which can simply be printed from DOS! Print-Filer is also a useful tool for word processor users who need to have a fully formatted file which can be printed without the need for the original word processor. This is perfect for creating document files for disks and such like. Print-Filer will only work with print software which uses a maximum of 48K. However, a special version has been included for Printshop users. Print-Filer comes with a very extensive on-disk manual which explains in detail how to use Print-Filer, along with hints and tips on how to get the most out of the software. This manual comes in two formats: an Epson version which will only print on Epson compatible printers, and a standard text version for any printer. You will need any XL/XE machine with 64K RAM or above, any disk drive, and any printer. Print-Filer is available direct from DGS in the U.K. and costs just US$15 including Air Mail shipping. Ordering info is given at the end of this post. Taskmaster -- New from Rambit/DGS You may already have heard of Taskmaster, which has been sold in the past by Rambit software. However, DGS are now acting as distributor for Taskmaster. Taskmaster allows you to save your cassette software on disk as files selectable from an auto-run directory. Taskmaster includes commands for file handling, each with a help screen, and an integral monitor with direct assemble, dissassemble, edit, search, transfer and print options. If your program loads into memory from cassette without error, then Taskmaster will save that program to disk, in total, completely, as if it had loaded straight from tape. Some tape software contain non-standard "loaders", but Taskmaster is able to help find the "execute address" of the software. This will allow you to convert almost all tapes. Taskmaster comes on a SS/SD disk, along with a printed manual. This manual explains in detail the tape conversion process of Taskmaster. The Taskmaster software will run on any XL/XE machine with 64K RAM or more. Taskmaster is available direct from DGS in the U.K and costs just US$15 including Air Mail shipping. Ordering Print-Filer and Taskmaster couldn't be easier! We accept payment in cash in US$. Simply send your name and address with your cash (don't forget to tell us what you are ordering!) to the DGS address given below. It costs just 50cents to send an Air Mail letter from the US to the UK. You are advised to insure your letter with the post office just in case the letter gets lost. This service costs $4.95 which includes the postage as well. Our address is: DGS 62 THOMSON AVE BALBY DONCASTER DN4 0NU ENGLAND Phone: +44-302-855-026 (10AM to 7PM GMT/BST only please!!) E-Mail: email@example.com E-Mail us if you have any questions/problems. -- Michael Current, Cleveland Free-Net 8-bit Atari SIGOp / Iowa City, IA, USA Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org / Cleveland Free-Net: aa700 Article 353 of freenet.sci.comp.atari.news: From: aa700@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Michael Current) >Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.news Subject: CodeHead Technologies announces Warp 9 3.80 Date: 22 Sep 1993 16:55:51 GMT For immediate release CodeHeadQuarters Friday, September 17, 1993 -------------------------- ..................................................... : : : CodeHead Technologies announces Warp 9 3.80 : : : : Including Extend-O-Pak : : : :...................................................: The long-awaited upgrade to Warp 9 is here! Feature List -------------- o Fully compatible with the Falcon 030 computer. o Fully compatible with SpeedoGDOS. o Seven completely new Extend-O-Save modules! o Seven of the previously-released modules have been enhanced, adding Falcon compatibility and new features, such as Alternate Screen, Test mode, Falcon "true color" support, and more. o A newly-designed Warp 9 Control Panel provides easier access to all options and allows you to configure which page of features will appear upon the opening of the accessory. o A new program, Extend-O-View, runs as an application for Extend-O-Save modules so that you can simply double-click on modules to load and view them! Or install Extend-O-Save modules right in your HotWire menu to select them with a single keypress or mouse click. o A new accessory, EOS Timer, handles a new generation of Extend-O-Save modules which operate through the GEM event system. This allows modules to do disk access, and make many other types of system calls previously unavailable to Extend-O-Save modules. The Slide Show module mentioned below makes use of these new features. o New MakeFast program provides users of TOS 1.0 and 1.2 a faster bootup of Warp 9. o Now comes on two floppy disks containing over 1.3 megabytes worth of files. Disk two contains 20 Extend-O-Save modules from CodeHead Technologies and eight modules from other authors. o Includes a 30-page manual addendum documenting all new features and Extend-O-Save modules. New Extend-O-Save Modules ------------------------- Slide Show - Picture files are displayed in an automatic slide show. The slide show displays pictures in any of the formats supported by Warp 9, including beautiful 256-color pictures on the Falcon 030. Flying Thrones - A take-off on the popular Flying Toasters screensaver available on other platforms. Flying Thrones includes a separate program which allows you to load your own images/animations. Due to trademark restrictions, we can't release a clone of Flying Toasters, but now you can create your own version. Rain, Man - Expanding circles appear on the screen, like drops of rain water hitting the ground. Things That Go Bump... - The blinking eyes of various creatures randomly appear and disappear, accompanied by optional night sounds. Spotlight - A circular section of the screen roams around a dark background as if a flashlight or searchlight were lighting it. Filled Shapes - Random shapes with variable number of sides appear randomly, filled with random fill patterns. RAM Page - The screen fills with an ASCII representation of the internal memory of your computer, providing page after page of interesting and unique screen displays. You might be surprised at what you've got inside -- and it's not Intel. Availability ------------ Warp 9 3.80 with Extend-O-Pak is available now. The retail price remains at $44.95. Owners of previous versions of Warp 9 can upgrade to v3.80 for $25 plus $3 shipping ($4 Canada, $6 overseas). Send us your master disk and $28 to receive the upgrade. For more information, contact your local dealer, or: CodeHead Technologies PO Box 74090 Los Angeles, CA 90004 Tel (213) 386-5735 Fax (213) 386-5789 BBS (213) 461-2095 -- Michael Current, Cleveland Free-Net 8-bit Atari SIGOp / Iowa City, IA, USA Article 354 of freenet.sci.comp.atari.news: From: aa700@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Michael Current) >Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.news Subject: All change for the News-Disk Date: 24 Sep 1993 21:20:47 GMT From: email@example.com ALL CHANGE FOR THE NEWS-DISK. ============================= As you may know, I am responsible for the disk-based newsletter called "The Atari 8-bit News-Disk", or just News-Disk for short. This newsletter is sent out on disk to subscribers, and is also available at the archive and other sites. However, after 14 issues I have decided to change the format completely, and publish it as a printed magazine. The name will, of course, have to change! The style of the News-Disk will be carried on into the new magazine. The News-Disk is not ceasing production. It is just being developed into something a little different. There are just 2 problems. 1. It will, of course, no longer be available to download. 2. In order to make the printing costs feasable it will need to have a minimum of 100 subscribers. This sounds like a bold expectation, but AC has 500, and Page 6 here in the UK has 5000. This is what I need: 1. This posting copied on to as many BBSs as possible. 2. You to tell as many people as possible about the new magazine. 3. As many of you as possible to actually subscribe to the magazine. Costs: The magazine is likely to cost around $5 per issue by Air Mail. Number of issues: I will try as hard as possible to produce 6 issues per year. At first, subscriptions will be on a 4 issue basis. Other: Other details are yet to be worked out. Advertising space will be allocated, just like on the News-Disk now. If you have no idea what the News-Disks are like then check out the Djg directory at the umich archive. Issues 1-13 are currently on there called issueX.arc where X is 1-13 (one of the issues is in .DCM format). If you do not have access to these, then they can be purchased on disk from us at DGS in the UK. The price is a very reasonable US$25 for issues 1-14. Pay by sending cash in US$. Our address comes later. The first thing you should do is either e-mail us pledging your support for the new magazine, or write to us pledging your support. If we can get about 75 people pledging support, then we should be able to go ahead with the plans. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Postal address: D.G.S 62 THOMSON AVE BALBY DONCASTER DN4 0NU ENGLAND Dean Garraghty. 23 September 1993. -- Michael Current, Cleveland Free-Net 8-bit Atari SIGOp / Iowa City, IA, USA Internet: email@example.com / Cleveland Free-Net: aa700 Article 355 of freenet.sci.comp.atari.news: From: aa700@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Michael Current) >Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.news Subject: Jaguar Developer News Date: 24 Sep 1993 21:22:22 GMT SUNNYVALE, CALIF. (SEPT. 24) BUSINESS WIRE - Atari Corp. (AMEX:ATC) Friday announced its initial list of developers for the Atari Jaguar 64-bit Inter- active Multimedia system. Since July, 20 developers have signed license agreements to publish game titles for Jaguar. Additional high-profile developers and publishers are expected to be announced in the coming weeks. "Developer response to Jaguar has been overwhelming -- we've accomplished what we set out to do by attracting the industry's top developers," said Sam Tramiel, president of Atari. "The tremendous power of Jaguar removes the programming barriers that exist on all other gaming platforms, allowing developers to focus their energy and imagination on creating truly revolution- ary video games. The technological prowess of our developers coupled with Atari's aggressive marketing and comprehensive developer support program will create a new industry standard for multimedia performance." The developer list includes: Anco Software Ltd. Maxis Software Telegames Beyond Games Inc. Microids Tiertex Ltd. Dimension Technologies Midnight Software Inc. Titus Eurosoft Ocean Software Ltd. Tradewest High Voltage Software Rebellion Software Trimark Interactive Krisalis Software Ltd. Retour 2048 U.S. Gold Ltd. Loriciel S.A. Silmarils The strength of the Jaguar platform has attracted the industry's premier developers, allowing them to immediately begin programming the industry's first 64-bit video games. Comments include: "We're excited about the reality of an advanced video game system retailing for approximately $200 and delivering technology comparable or superior to announced systems costing over three times as much. Atari pioneered the video game industry -- it's good to see them at the forefront of innovation once again." -- Kelly Flock, executive vice president of Trimark Interactive "Kids, don't waste your Christmas money on something else, this Cat is the new king of the video game jungle." -- Terry Grantham, president of Telegames Inc. (Telegames will release "Ultimate Brain Games" and "European Soccer Challenge" for Jaguar in the spring and summer of 1994. "The 64-bit power of the Atari Jaguar allows us to move light years beyond today's game standards." -- Kris N. Johnson, president of Beyond Games Inc. (Beyond will release "Battlewheels" for Jaguar in the second quarter of 1994) The power of the Jaguar development environment allows programmers to: -- Create the industry's first 64-bit video games -- Deliver unprecedented true-color graphics, stereo CD-quality sound and animation speed -- Enjoy unsurpassed ease in creating real-time 3-D virtual worlds -- Unleash programming creativity previously hampered by the restrictions of all other gaming platforms Atari Corp. manufactures and markets video games and personal computers for the home, office, and educational marketplaces. The Sunnyvale-based company manufactures Jaguar products in the United States and is publicly traded on the American Stock Exchange under the symbol ATC. CONTACT: Cunningham Communications Mary Moslander, 408/982-0400 -- Michael Current, Cleveland Free-Net 8-bit Atari SIGOp / Iowa City, IA, USA Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org / Cleveland Free-Net: aa700 Article 356 of freenet.sci.comp.atari.news: From: aa700@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Michael Current) >Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.news Subject: Atari appoints new director of marketing/advertising Date: 25 Sep 1993 12:28:57 GMT SUNNYVALE, CALIF. (SEPT. 23) BUSINESS WIRE - Atari Computer Corp. announced Thursday that Terrence Valeski, a 22-year veteran in consumer electronics marketing, has joined the company as director of marketing and advertising for Jaguar. Valeski's immediate responsibility will be to execute the national roll out for Jaguar -- Atari's new high performance gaming system. He reports directly to Sam Tramiel, president of Atari. "We are very pleased that Terry has joined Atari. His experience is invaluable to us," said Tramiel. "Developing strong relationships with retailers and developers as well as communicating with consumers will be critical to our success as we get ready to market and distribute Jaguar world-wide." In an industry dominated by foreign companies, U.S.-based Atari announced this summer that it has developed a high-performance, 64-bit home video game system called Jaguar, capable of delivering faster and more powerful video games to the home market. Atari will be made in America and has signed IBM to manufacture the Jaguar in its Charlotte, N.C. plant. "Jaguar has truly leaped ahead of the competition in terms of quality, price and performance," said Valeski. "My job will be to ensure that we attract the best and the brightest and to market aggressively through the channels of distribution. You can expect to see some major shifts in the way Atari markets." Jaguar is expected to be available to consumers before Thanksgiving 1993. In an effort to develop strong marketing programs, Atari recently chose Cunningham Communication Inc. as its marketing/communications counsel. Cunningham is a Santa Clara, California-based public relations firm specializing in high technology. Before joining Atari, Valeski was founder and chief executive officer of Intellivision, a leading home video game manufacturer in the 1980s. Prior to that he was senior vice president for the Mattel Electronics division of Mattel Toys. Valeski also held several senior positions at Teledyne Waterpik and J. Walter Thompson Advertising, San Francisco and New York. -0- Note to Editors: All trademarks and registered trademarks are those of their respective holders. -30--cmf/sf CONTACT: Cunningham Communications, Santa Clara Mary Moslander, 408/982-0400 -- Michael Current, Cleveland Free-Net 8-bit Atari SIGOp / Iowa City, IA, USA Internet: email@example.com / Cleveland Free-Net: aa700 Article 357 of freenet.sci.comp.atari.news: From: aa700@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Michael Current) >Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.news Subject: Demo Maker from DGS Date: 30 Sep 1993 15:16:09 GMT From: firstname.lastname@example.org ANOTHER NEW PRODUCT FROM D.G.S. =============================== Well, we don't waste any time! When there are new products around we find them and publish them! Last time we linked with Rambit software, now we link with Richard Gore to bring you: DEMO MAKER. Demo Maker is a piece of software to allow you to easily make flashy looking screens with multi-coloured scrolling text. Demo Maker contains everything required to produce the background picture and the text itself. Basically, you start off with a blank disk, and then you copy a few things on to this disk from the Demo Maker master disk. Then on goes your picture file and text for scrolling along with the actual software to produce the demo. The text is in Antic mode 4 or 5, and so is huge. In order for you to draw the background picture, a graphics program called Edit 7 has been included on the disk. This allows you to draw a picture in mode 7. Edit 7 has all the usual facilities that you would expect from a drawing program including line, circle, border, spray can, text, and so on. You use Edit 7 to produce the background picture for your demo screen. You also get an editor where you type in your text for the scroll line. This program will also produce the special files used in your demo screen. Included on the Demo Maker disk is a ready done demo for you to look at. You also get 2 music files to merge into your final demo screen to liven it up a little! You also get commented source code for all machine code routines used. Several font files are also included for Edit 7. Demo Maker requires no specialist knowledge. You will just need a very basic knowledge of Basic and DOS 2.5. Demo Maker is written in Turbo Basic. A copy of this is included on the disk. This means that Demo Maker will only run on XL/XE machines with 64K minimum. It comes on a DS/SD disk with a 12 page printed manual explaining everything you need to know in order to create your own demo screen. Demo Maker is available direct from DGS in the UK. The price to the U.S is $10 including Air Mail shipping. U.K price is 3.99 (pounds). Price to EEC countries: 5pounds. U.S users pay in cash in US$. EEC pay in cash in UK pounds, or by IMO in UK pounds. Get Demo Maker direct from: DGS 62 THOMSON AVE BALBY DONCASTER DN4 0NU ENGALND Dean Garraghty. 27 September 1993. -- Michael Current, Cleveland Free-Net 8-bit Atari SIGOp / Iowa City, IA, USA Internet: email@example.com / Cleveland Free-Net: aa700 Article 358 of freenet.sci.comp.atari.news: From: aa700@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Michael Current) >Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.news Subject: SDS announces The Atari Compendium Date: 30 Sep 1993 15:16:46 GMT ============================================================================= FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ============================================================================= SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT SYSTEMS ...is proud to announce... THE ATARI(tm) COMPENDIUM ============================================================================= Software Development Systems will debut "The Atari(tm) Compendium" at the Southern California Atari Computer Faire v7.0, Saturday and Sunday, September 18th and 19th at the Glendale Civic Auditorium. Both professional and amateur programmers will find the Compendium the single most valuable reference ever published for Atari computers. The Compendium contains 860 pages of documentation, tables, and diagrams galore. A table of contents follows: TABLE OF CONTENTS ================= Chapter 1: Introduction to Atari Programming Chapter 2: GEMDOS Chapter 3: BIOS Chapter 4: XBIOS Chapter 5: Hardware Chapter 6: AES Chapter 7: VDI Chapter 8: Line-A Chapter 9: Desktop Chapter 10: XCONTROL Chapter 11: GEM User Interface Guidelines Appendix A: Functions by Opcode Appendix B: Memory Map Appendix C: Native File Formats Appendix D: Error Codes Appendix E: ASCII Table Appendix F: IKBD Scan Codes Appendix G: Speedo(tm) Fonts Appendix H: The Drag & Drop Protocol Contained in the appropriate chapters are complete function references for each Atari system call in an easy-to-read format. The function reference in the Compendium is up-to-date as of MultiTOS 1.08b and TOS 5.0. Some highlights of topics covered are: - The TOS file system - Networking - GEMDOS/MiNT processes - MiNT interprocess communication - The Cookie Jar - BIOS/XBIOS/GEMDOS Vectors - Falcon030 Video/Sound Control - The DSP - The IKBD Controller - Utilizing math coprocessors - Game controllers - Resources (including new TOS 4.0 resources) - Window iconification - VDI Workstations - True-Color device graphics - SpeedoGDOS - Desktop extensibility - Extensive user interface guidelines - The most complete memory map ever published - A complete "graphic" catalog of Speedo characters - File formats (.GEM, .IMG (including color), .FNT, .RSC) Programmers using 'C', 'C++', 'Pascal', 'Assembler', or 'BASIC' will all find useful information contained in the Compendium. Each function call is listed with a binding (in 'C' or Assembler as appropriate). In addition, each function reference includes a 'Caveats' section which notes system bugs and which OS version they appear in (and a fix if possible). The Compendium is professionally bound with a four-color cover in standard 7"x9" format. The Compendium will be available at your local dealer shortly after its debut at the show and will also be available direct from SDS at the address listed below. Product Name: The Atari Compendium ISBN: 0-9638331-0-3 Suggested Retail Price: $49.95 When placing an order with SDS directly please send a check or money order for $49.95 and $4.00 shipping and handling. CA residents add 8.25% sales tax. We accept international orders with international money order only. International customers should add an additional $2.00 S & H. We are sorry but we cannot accept credit cards. Contact: Software Development Systems (aka SDS) 996 Redondo Ave. #404 Long Beach, CA 90804 Info: (310) 430-0364 (T-Th 11:00am - 4:00 P.S.T.) GEnie: S.SANDERS2 Compuserve: 71461,3645 Internet: S.SANDERS2@genie.geis.com ------------------------------------------------------------------------ -- Michael Current, Cleveland Free-Net 8-bit Atari SIGOp / Iowa City, IA, USA Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org / Cleveland Free-Net: aa700 Article 359 of freenet.sci.comp.atari.news: From: aa700@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Michael Current) >Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.news Subject: DGS $20 BUNDLES Date: 30 Sep 1993 15:55:03 GMT From: email@example.com DGS Clearance bundles ===================== We are having a clearout at DGS HQ, and HAVE to get some stuff out of the way because we keep tripping over it! In order to get the stuff out of the way as fast as possible, we have decided to sell it in bundles and as cheap as possible. We have 6 of the following bundles to dispose of: ***************************************************************************** ATARI MACRO ASSEMBLER, EASY PROGRAMMING FOR THE ATARI MICRO BOOK, DIGI-STUDIO (OLD PACKAGES 1&1.5. ALL SOFTWARE EXCEPT THE NEW LIDS SYSTEM - 2 DS/SD DISKS AND 2 MANUALS), ONE BACK ISSUE OF EITHER PAGE 6 MAGAZINE OR ATARI USER (THE BRITISH MAG.) OF OUR CHOICE. All the software is BRAND NEW, except the mags which are used. PRICE: JUST $20 PER BUNDLE === THIS PRICE INCLUDES SURFACE MAIL SHIPPING FROM THE UK! (THE PARCELS WEIGH IN AT 1.2 KILOS SO AIR MAIL IS NOT REALLY A VIABLE OPTION. IF YOU WANT YOUR BUNDLE SENT BY AIR MAIL THEN ADD $15 TO THE PRICE). **************************************************************************** Ordering info: First reserve a bundle by email: firstname.lastname@example.org Then send US$20 in cash direct to us at DGS. Paying in cash is the easiest way to pay. You can pay by IMO if you prefer but these cost a fortune to arrange. Our address is: DGS 62 THOMSON AVE BALBY DONCASTER DN4 0NU ENGLAND Note: It is important that you send your $20 as soon as we confirm that a bundle is still in stock. We need a rapid turn-around on this stock. Note 2: please note our address now. We won't give it again when we confirm your reservation by email. We will put your bundle in the post the same day your $20 arrives. Delivery by surface mail should take about 6 weeks to the US. Delivery by air mail takes about 1 week. We will also throw in a copy of the latest DGS catalogue of PD and commercial software. Dean Garraghty. 25 September 1993. -- Michael Current, Cleveland Free-Net 8-bit Atari SIGOp / Iowa City, IA, USA Internet: email@example.com / Cleveland Free-Net: aa700
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