News - Jan.97 - Mar.97

From: Atari SIG (xx004@cleveland.Freenet.Edu)
Date: 08/23/99-01:52:18 PM Z

From: xx004@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Atari SIG)
Subject: News - Jan.97 - Mar.97
Date: Mon Aug 23 13:52:18 1999

 Time Capsule - News - Jan.97 - Mar.97

 News Subject Title                    Date Posted
 ------------------                    -----------
New Powerful Disassembler              Jan.25,1997
Old Computer Club                      Jan.25,1997
Ape 1.10 & Ape Warp+ OS Now Available! Jan.25,1997
Invitation To Join The QWK Net         Feb.08,1997
Genterm                                Feb.15,1997
NN Tools for SpartaDOS                 Feb.15,1997
More Than Games clearance              Feb.15,1997
Schreiersgrn Germany/English           Feb.17,1997
NAS 97!                                Feb.17,1997
Atari800-0.6.1 Now Available           Feb.17,1997
Atari Underground update 1-11-97       Feb.22,1997
Atari Underground Update 2-4-97        Feb.22,1997
American Techna-Vision                 Feb.27,1997
Atari Underground update 3-2-97        Mar.08,1997

Article 501 of
From: aa700@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Michael Current)
Subject: New Powerful Disassembler
Date: 25 Jan 1997 23:47:37 GMT

Date: Mon, 28 Oct 1996 17:18:33 -0800
From: Eric BACHER <>

Hi everybody!

I have finished an Atari 8-Bit specific 6502 disassembler designed for
both Windows 3.1 and Windows 95. It's called DIS6502: 6502 Disassembler
for Atari.

My software represents a new approach for disassembling Atari programs
or boot disks, it is an interactive and iterative process (not a batch
process on which you have no control).

The goal is to generate a listing __ready to assemble__ with your

The features for the unregistered version are:

- Complete disassembly of
  + Atari binary files (stand alone executables), 
  + Atari binary files within .ATR/.XFD disk images, 
  + Boot sectors of .ATR/.XFD disk images, 
  + Any part of any sectors in .ATR/.XFD disk images, 

- Knows all Atari equates, including XL/XE equates

- You can set each byte of the disassembled file/disk a special type so
the disassembler will handle it in special ways. The types are:
  + Code,
  + Byte directive,
  + Word directive,
  + Label in a .Word directive,
  + String,
  + Screen bytes (using .SBYTE for MAC/65)
  + Display List.

- Display sprites in a file or a disk image, various graphics modes
- Fully customizable for different assemblers,
- Write boot disk from a binary file,
- Display dump of files and sector using Atari font.

The features for the registered users are:

- Support for .PRO disk images and .ATR/.XFD of any size,
- Disassembly of Spy data (a special feature to disassemble crypted
- Save listing in several files using .INCLUDE directive (if the
assembler supports it),
- No more 10 seconds to wait in the about box.

If you have a PC and Windows, you should try it!

The unregistered version is available at 

This is the home page of Steven J. Tucker, the author of APE.  Steven is
the co-author of the registered version of DIS6502.

Thank you,


Michael Current, 8-Bit Atari FAQ & Vendor/Developer Lists maintainer
   User groups: CAIN, SPACE, NWPAC /

Article 502 of
From: aa700@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Michael Current)
Subject: Old Computer Club
Date: 25 Jan 1997 23:55:40 GMT

Date: 11 Nov 1996 04:50:01 GMT

Doesn't anyone care about old computer?!
Find out in the new magazine of computer history nostalgia -
"Classic Computing" magazine

Historical Computer Society
3649 Herschel Street
Jacksonville, FL 32205
Contact: David Greelish, President and Founder
On the World Wide Web - (under

JACKSONVILLE, FL, November 10, 1996   Some people collect stamps, baseball
cards, dolls and even cars. But did you know that there is a group for
people who collect computers! This group even has some members with over
fifty computers in their own private collections! The Historical Computer
Society is an international user group for old computer enthusiasts ( old
computers  and/or  old enthusiasts ). HCS has over thirty classic
computers in it s own collection; important older machines which most
people have never seen before, much less heard of, like the IMSAI,
Osborne, PET and more. The Society is dedicated to preserving older and
classic computer hardware, software and literature while educating and
helping it s members as well as the general public. Their new quarterly
magazine,  Classic Computing  is all about personal computer history as
well as computer history in general! In only twenty short years, there is
much history to be shared just about personal computers. The Society and
it s magazine were started in the pioneering spirit of the early computer
clubs (like the Homebrew Computer Club). Even with today s impressive
technological breakthroughs in computing, that fresh, exciting, pioneering
spirit doesn t seem to be a part of it all anymore. HCS hopes to rekindle
some of that excitement and to share it.
Many people have fond memories of their early computing days. Never has
another device evolved so rapidly as to produce nostalgic artifacts in
less than a quarter of a century!  Classic Computing  is a forum for these
people to meet and share their stories.

The Historical Computer Society intends to become the authority in the
community of retired personal computers. Hundreds of old computers are
thrown out everyday by Americans as junk, but HCS believes that these
outmoded machines have value. HCS can help owners find answers about
system operation, peripherals, software, books, magazines and service. 

 Classic Computing  is the central forum for members and is ready to
become the premier circular for information, classifieds and trading of
outdated equipment, etc. New subscriptions in the U.S. are only $14 a year
or try an issue for only $3; subscriptions in Canada are $16 and $24
international.  Classic Computing  is sold at The Computer Museum in
Boston, the American Computer Museum in Bozeman, Montana and at
Smithsonian Book Stores, Washington, DC.

HCS is beginning a local meeting chapter in Jacksonville, Florida! Meet
once a month with others who share in the passion. If you live in
North/Central Florida or Southern Georgia and would like to attend, please
write David Greelish by e-mail for more information of the first meeting.

Michael Current, 8-Bit Atari FAQ & Vendor/Developer Lists maintainer
   User groups: CAIN, SPACE, NWPAC /

Article 503 of
From: aa700@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Michael Current)
Subject: Ape 1.10 & Ape Warp+ OS Now Available!
Date: 25 Jan 1997 23:57:34 GMT

Date: 12 Nov 1996 05:29:52 GMT
From: ai123@FreeNet.Carleton.CA (Steven J. Tucker)

The long awaited version 1.10 of the Atari Peripheral Emulator is now
 available at the APE Home Page  

My sincere personal thanks to everyone who sent bug reports, comments, 
 and of course those who kept APE alive by registering! :)  You all know
 who you are and your help is greatly appreciated.

All registered users should contact me for an upgrade to 1.10, all beta
 users, including beta 2 should also upgrade.

Upgrades to this version of APE are free.  See the end of this message for
 a list of new features and bugfixes.

Also available publically for the first time is the Ape Warp+ Quad OS upgrade!

Average increase in load times is 320.5%, see the InfoPage for specific 
 benchmarks and a complete features listing.

Some info from the Ape Warp+ OS Infopage

- The APE WARP+ OS is replacement operating system for the Atari XL/XE 
   computer that provides high speed I/O and power user features not 
   available in the standard XL/XE OS.

- The Warp+ OS is a direct hardware replacement for your existing OS, 
   so clumsy drivers and OS patches are never required! 
- Your high speed I/O and power user features will always be available, 
   even when playing games and using software that would make patches and 
   drivers impossible! 

- The APE Warp+ OS is not required to use APE (APE has actually been around 
   much longer!) but once you try it, you will wonder how you ever used 
   your Atari without it! 

- Features

- Ape Warp+ 3X SIO: Built-in support for APE Warp+ 3X SIO at ALL TIMES. You 
                     will no longer need to use special DOS systems (i.e. 
                     Spartados) or OS patches to get the highest possible 
                     speed from your Atari. This means your disk images 
                     will boot at 3X APE+ SIO, ALL images, even games!

- Ultraspeed compatibility: The APE Warp+ OS is also capable of full 
     ultraspeed operation with all Ultraspeed compatible devices, such as 
     US Doubler Enhanced 1050's. These devices will boot at full speed, 
     and disks formatted with Ultraspeed sector skew will enjoy full 
     ultraspeed performance at all time, even in games!
- Backward Compatibility: The APE Warp+ OS is backward compatible with 
   all unenhanced devices, and will dynamically switch between enhanced 
   and unenhanced operation if you mix such devices on the SIO chain!
- Coldstart on Demand: We all know that turning your Atari on and off 
   every time you need to reboot will shorten the life of your computer 
   over time. 

  Now you can turn on your computer once, and never cycle the power 
   again until you are really ready to turn it off! Just hold down SELECT 
   while pressing RESET and your computer will COLD boot, just like 
   turning the power off!
- Reverse BASIC: Tired of holding down OPTION to disable BASIC? You only 
   need BASIC 1 out of every 100 times you boot? Now you can hold OPTION 
   to enable BASIC! BASIC is by default DISABLED with the Warp+ OS!

- Compatibility: The Warp+ OS upgrade includes 4 complete operating systems 
   for the ULTIMATE in XL/XE speed and compatibility!

   1. APE Warp+ OS 
   2. Your standard XL/XE OS 
   3. A public domain Atari 800 Compatible OS for running those 800 only disks 
       and cartridges 
   4. Your Standard XL/XE OS w/ Reverse BASIC Feature 

For a complete feature listing and ordering instructions go to


Ape 1.10 Enhancments since 1.09 beta

FTED32G.ATR contains the Shareware version of Spartados 3.2g.  Spartados
 is an advanced _high speed_ DOS system from Fine Tooned Engineering.

APE_WARP.ATR contains: MyDos 4.53 System
                       3x Sio APE+ OS Patch for any Atari DOS
                       MyCopier High Speed (upto 3x sio) sector copier

The .PRO images in this distribution are example PRO System images to
 showcase APE's ability to emulation complex copy protection.

Changes since 1.09

   11/11/96 1.10. Added or improved since APE 1.09:

     * Added initial ATR-FAST code.
     * Buffers are allocated earlier in the initialization for computer
       with low memory.
     * ATR FAST system now supports multiple call methods and keystroke
     * Setting the framing threshold sometimes caused an infinite loop,
     * The TILDE character used in Windows95 long filenames caused
       filenames in the PC MIRROR to be garbled. Files now use the
       underscore character for long filename translation
     * While writes to the PC mirror under spartados are not supported,
       trying to do it caused a crash instead of a warning. Fixed.
     * SpartaDOS X cartridge support for floppy formatting added
     * SpartaDOS X cartridge support for PC Mirror added
     * SpartaDOS X cartridge now sees the PC mirror and can read it.
     * SDX COPY command now compatible with PC Mirror.
     * Problem with last path used in ATR file selection fixed
     * Ultraspeed and Ape Warp+ 3x SIO now compatible with more software,
       Top Mag, Superdos, etc
     * ATR FAST now displays ATASCII comments properly
     * ATR FAST system now responds to shift driven option
     * Extra SIO commands added for more support of the 1050 Speedy
       upgrade. Bibocopy 1.5 now works at 56k
     * Some functions optimized to allow faster performance with the APE
       Warp+ OS
     * Configuration menu totally revamped
     * New configuration options: Safety Margin, Sio Control Method, file
       selector choice.
     * Cursor was sometimes left visible after a pick box was displayed.
     * More robust configuration file checking installed
     * Many new features added to the Win95 file selector
     * APE sometimes left stray characters at the right margin. Fixed.
     * Write protect no longer clobbers byte 15 of ATR header
     * APE fully supports CRC32 ATR Authentication. ATR Authentication
       standard and documentation available at the APE Home Page.
     * Warp_453 from 1.09 now obsolete due to new driver in APE_WARP.ATR.
       3x SIO patch for MyDOS/Atari DOS now much more reliable.
     * New versions of MyCopier included on the APE_WARP.ATR. Old version
       was also corrupted.


Changes from Ape 1.09 BETA --> Ape 1.09 Full Release (5/24/96)

Ape now includes an XFD conversion utility in addition to an improved
 and hopefully now complete DCM conversion utility.  Image conversion
 is available to all users and is invoked with the 'A' keystroke.

Many users asked for APE to handle commands sent by the Sio2PC program
 REMOTE.OBJ.  Ape now handles these requests, but obviously you must
 use APE keystrokes.  Keystrokes accepted for registered users only.

REMOTE.OBJ was created by and is the property of another software author and
 is therefore not included in this software package.  I'm not aware of
 any restrictions on its use, but if it requires some type of payment
 for use of course please register it.

You can now select a new ProSystem emulation mode for any image
 directly from within APE as of 1.09.  This _greatly_ speeds up the
 PRO image testing process.  Registered users only.

Sometimes the screen was left 'dirty' from previous menus, little dots
 at the right edge, etc.  Fixed.

The shareware version of APE could crash in the Atascii/Ascii viewer. Fixed.

The file selector has again changed and you should note a significant
 change to the usage of the 'Additional Extension' option of
 configuration menu 3.  This option used to specify the extension of
 the files to be displayed in the file browser.

This setting _no longer_ performs this function.  It now specified an _extra_
 extension to be displayed in the file browser.  ATR and PRO extensions
 are now automatically displayed at the proper times.  If you have this
 option set to '*' I suggest you clear it so you dont have to wade
 through tons of useless files to get to your disk images.

Michael Current, 8-Bit Atari FAQ & Vendor/Developer Lists maintainer
   User groups: CAIN, SPACE, NWPAC /

Article 504 of
From: aa700@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Michael Current)
Subject: Invitation To Join The QWK Net
Date: 8 Feb 1997 22:46:14 GMT

Date: Fri, 29 Nov 1996 10:37:26 GMT
From: (Tom Hunt)


        Closer To Home Enterprises is happy to announce the grand 
opening of the IA8N's QWKNET.  IA8N = Independent Atari 8bit Network.
This network is ran by a group of volunteers that are dedicated, hard
core 8bit owners.

        I am seeking more individuals to join the network.
Individuals who join this network will receive weekly, or biweekly QWK
packets through internet email.  These packets contain messages from
member 8bit bulletin boards and from individual members of the
network.  These packets are ARCed and UU enocoded.  Both ARC and UU
encoders are readily available for almost every type of computer
system, including the Atari 8bit.

Highlights from recent message threads include:

        A member's recent pilgrimage to Poland to meet with 
        various developers.  He reports about a new IDE interface
        and Sparta Dos X clone for the 8bit.

        Discussions about the new HIP graphic format.  Announcment
        of the release of the new HIP slideshow program, and
        where to download it.

        Discussion about David Hunt's (no relation) release of
        Carina 2.7 into shareware, and where to download it.

        Discussions about how to use the 8bit to access the internet,
        including hot 8bit places to visit.  There are tips about
        which lynx servers are the best to use, how to do dns lookups,
        and free telnet bbses.

        Discussions about Larry Black's soon to be released ZSEND

Message bases that are currently available are:

        User's Groups
        Whine Base

        When an individual sends back a REPly packet to the network,
ARC must be used for compressing the packet.  But UU, HEX, and MIME
encoding of REPlies is allowed.

        The message bases have thousands of messages, many of which
contain information and references to programs that cannot be found 
anywhere, even on the internet.  So join the QWK Net today.  This is 
a FREE service to the 8bit community.  Ask about a sample QWK packet, 
so that you can see for yourself.

        Send inquiries to:

        "QWK Net, an Atari 8bit network, 100% managed, maintained, and
        published via internet email on an Atari 8bit computer."


Version: 2.6.2


Tom Hunt, Closer To Home Enterprises. | PGP key available on keyservers, or
Developer of CTH Shareware.           | Finger
Sysop of The Closer To Home BBS, 419-368-4413, 3-14.4, USR. 
Key Fingerprint = 98 43 51 AD AA 85 69 07  42 51 A9 A0 65 4F 21 44

Michael Current, 8-Bit Atari FAQ & Vendor/Developer Lists maintainer
   User groups: CAIN, SPACE, NWPAC /

Article 505 of
From: aa700@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Michael Current)
Subject: Genterm
Date: 15 Feb 1997 21:56:47 GMT

Date: 16 Dec 1996 03:18:34 GMT

Hey 8-bit Atari Users! Ever wanted a terminal program for the IBM which
did ATASCII graphics? Well, Genterm does! And, very well. Send Email to
Division Software at

Do not REPLY to this message, as this has nothing to do with my Users


Genterm is a high quality MS-Dos based PC terminal program. The main
benefit of Genterm is its quick execution. Even an orginal IBM PC can
operate a 14.4 modem WITHOUT losing characters! Not a stripped down
terminal, Genterm is a FULL FEATURED terminal with context sensitive help,
pull down menus and a variety of protocols and translations
including ATASCII (with VGA monitors). Genterm operates with CGA, EGA,
VGA, SVGA and TTL monitors. Quite simply, if your PC can run DOS, you can
run Genterm! Other features of Genterm include Wave and Speaker alarms,
BIG FONT support

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 ##  #  ##  ####   ##          ##   ##  ##  ##      ##
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and ASCII image online dumps.

                          .--_       "CURSE YOU RED BARON!!!"
                      '(__  )/
                       {}==  \--__--'=
                        ,-;   \
                  /      '.             \
                /           '.            \
              /                '.           \

Like this....

Create Ads quickly and easily featuring various BIG FONTS and graphics.

Genterm's ATASCII support is EASY to use. Yes, there may have been some
PC terminal programs which emulated ATASCII in the past, but none as well
as Genterm. A verbal agreement with Fine Tooned Engineering will allow
internal LMODEM upload and download protocols to be included in a future
release of Genterm (If FTe ever resurfaces). Five years in development,
Genterm has gone through extensive improvements and testing. No Atari
8-bit owner should be without a copy of Genterm for their IBM PC or Clone.

Price $20

 Contact Division Software

Michael Current,
8-bit Atari FAQ and Vendor Lists,
Cleveland Free-Net Atari SIG, telnet:// (go atari)
St. Paul Atari Computer Enthusiasts,

Article 506 of
From: aa700@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Michael Current)
Subject: NN Tools for SpartaDOS
Date: 15 Feb 1997 22:04:24 GMT

Date: Sun, 15 Dec 1996 09:21:05 -0600

If you are a SpartaDOS 3.2/X user you may want to receive my NN Tools programs.
 Among these programs are direct IBM/Norton Utilities ports that I ported over
 to the 8-bit Atari. Included are accessories for the Diamond Graphical
 Operating System.

You can receive the entire set from my auto response e-mail box at:

This auto response e-mail contains a uuencoded, arc file that is 160k in

If you have limited resources you can download NN Tools in three parts
(and then combine them before uudecoding)

nn1arc and nn2arc are 60k in length, and nn3arc is 45k.

If you want to see what you will be receiving before downloading the
entire package, you can receive (an undelete program that also
recovers SpartaDOS directories)

Undel is 16k.

Receiving these files thru e-mail is easy. Just send an e-mail to the
auto response e-mail addresses listed previously in this post. No need to
enter a subject or a command in the body of your e-mail. Just an empty
e-mail is all that it takes to receive these

BTW, don't just download the programs. Let me know what you think and
or/if you have questions. I can be reached at


Nelson Nieves
Cyber Networking
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Michael Current,
8-bit Atari FAQ and Vendor Lists,
Cleveland Free-Net Atari SIG, telnet:// (go atari)
St. Paul Atari Computer Enthusiasts,

Article 507 of
From: aa700@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Michael Current)
Subject: More Than Games clearance
Date: 15 Feb 1997 22:49:29 GMT

Date: Wed, 18 DEC 96 01:25:44 -0500

November 1, 1996
 Due to slow sales and lack of involvement, I'm having a two step
clearance sale.
  Step 1:all orders postmarked through Dec. 31, 1996 will be
discounted 30-80%.  If enough postage is not included, items will be
removed to adjust for it.  Request the Clearance List.  I'll post this
list to Delphi, CIS(MTG96S.ARC), and on Internet when I find a place.
Its 1225 lines(57K) as text, 538 lines, ARCED and UUENCODED.
Orders postmarked afterwards can be returned or held till after the
Feb show, your choice.

  Step 2:I've decided to stop reselling previously owned and
clearance Atari merchandise as of February 28, 1997.  This puts it
after the Houston show.  No more lot buys, no more requests, and little
chance for back orders to get filled.  If its not on the list, don't
ask 'cause I won't look.  Prices will be discounted 30-80% for sales
and orders as of the show date, postmarked through Feb 28, 1997.
I'll keep what I want of whats left, return the consignment stuff to
their  owners, and send everything else to the land fill.  Once its in
the dump, its gone forever.  If anyone wants to bulk buy, I'll make a
price.  I WILL continue with other projects.  Global Atari is one.
I'll spend much more time writing software and doing hardware projects,
for me anyway.  And I'm starting a new service.

  One quirk is that people tend to want the stuff I have only one of.
That leaves 2, 3, or 4 people that don't get it.  With these items
being extremely rare and without support of the manufacturer(those that
still exist) or release of copyrights, I'm going to act as a liason for
"ESP", End user Support Program.  Send me (on disk or via email,
ASCII-no document files) a list of the stuff you aren't using and stuff
you want to find.  Include your email & postal addresses.  I'll make
disks to include with orders, send as requests, upload as email, and
post online(ESPymm.ARC).  All of you end users can then get together to
exchange software or hardware as needed.  If you bought  something for
a onetime deal, or decide that you don't like it, or just don't use it
anymore, put it on the list with a suggested price, shipping extra.

Postal Mail or Email to an address above.

The updated Magazine list will be made available soon.

Rick Detlefsen

Michael Current,
8-bit Atari FAQ and Vendor Lists,
Cleveland Free-Net Atari SIG, telnet:// (go atari)
St. Paul Atari Computer Enthusiasts,

Article 508 of
From: aa700@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Michael Current)
Subject: Schreiersgrn Germany/English
Date: 17 Feb 1997 20:37:00 GMT

From: ()
Date: Friday, February 14, 1997  7:43 AM

Hi to all,

This is the third time i send this text an i hope ervery German Atari 8 Bit User
try`s to come to the fair.

In a few weeks is the second Schreiersgruen ( Germany ) fair for Atari 8 Bit 
computer on 15Th of March.

A year ago visited us about 70-80 freaks and all have been very happy. There 
have been KE-Soft , AMC , Kaisersoft, nearly all of the Ram ( a ABBUC group ) 

- you could be a member of ABBUC, it`s costs 5DM per month inludes several
magazines and  disk`s. The only drawback is that it`s written in german.

many more that i could not name.

You will see some of Portronics devices :
Uni pad ( a joypad with many funktions: Paddles ... )
the Power Pad ( more funktions )
Stereo Blaster/Phaser ( one couls be programmed , enhanced Sound support ... )
Herbert and his friends. 

This show will Andreas Magenheimer ( RaM 3 ) give you tips and hints for 
the Soft- and Hardware and bring you the AMC/PTC things. 

Ke Soft will show his great range of games for the Atari 8 Bit. He brought us
last year Superman 3 ( Card ), Bezerk ( Card ) and Tower Toppler ( Card ) three
famous not official released card`s ( Tower Toppler is a perfekt Nebulos Clone ).
Kaisersoft ( RaM 1 ) will sell their latest Polensoft:
from Rockman to Sexy Six, many from Mirage and other good game designers 
from Polen. You can also talk with him about the Top Mag and other Software
and test the games. IF you buy some of them he wouldn`t be angry.

Highlander Soft will show you some new Hard- and Software and give you a little
guide if you have problems. ( RaM 2 ) 
He can also help you if you have probs with the XFormer ( ST ).
He shows the new Atari 8 Bit AT-Bus Interface.

Helmut Weidner will make the whole fair and Markus Roemer will manage the
places on the fair for people, who want to show or sell something.

We hope that you make a mark in your notebook for the Atari 8 Bit Fair.
If you want to visit us call the followign numbers:

Look at Marek Tomzyk`s Homepage Atari 8 Bit Resort, their is a link to the ABBUC

For informations about the fair call:

Helmut Weidner
Hauptstrasse 45
08485 Lengenfeld

Tel: 037606 2688 

Markus Roemer 
Schiefersteinstr. 10
55606 Kellenbach

Tel: 06765 96 00 46
FaX: 06765 96 00 47

bzw     0049 37606 ...
        0049 -6765 ...

So jetzt noch eine Kurze Beschreibung des Weges ab Bayreuth:

Von Bayreuth die A9 in Richtung Hof
auf AB DR Bay. Vogtland  in Richtung Zwickau ( A 72 )
A 72 bis Abfahrt Trenen

Dort auf der Hauptstrasse bleiben und einmal links, rechts abbiegend durch den
Ort fahren. Nach dem Ortsausgang sind es ca. 1 Km bis Schreiergruen. Dort sucht
man die Gaststaette Schreiersgruen. Ist man bei Trenen abgefahren, sollte es keine
Probleme mehr geben, da der Ort ( Schreiersgruen ) sehr klein ist.

Ich sehe hoffentlich viele auf der Messe wieder, bitte erzaehlt es Freunden und
Bekannten, die noch am XL/XE interessiert sind.


King kong

HAR, RElaG, ABBUC, E. Puetz, J. Kpp, Grassel & Co., Steffan Dorndorf, Christp 
Kirzanowski, AMC, AM, Sniegel, die Schreur`s, R. de Bry, Pavel Hammerschmidt,
KE, Mr. BEWE und alle aktiven/passiven Atari User ...
Michael Current,
8-bit Atari FAQ and Vendor Lists,
Cleveland Free-Net Atari SIG, telnet:// (go atari)
St. Paul Atari Computer Enthusiasts,

Article 509 of
From: aa700@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Michael Current)
Subject: NAS 97!
Date: 17 Feb 1997 20:38:17 GMT

From: (Bertil Jagard)
Date: Saturday, February 15, 1997  2:23 PM

The Swedish Atari Club (SAK)                                  970104 
and NoCrew proudly present... 
T H E   N O R D I C   A T A R I   S H O W  '97 
Dear Atari friends, 
  It's once again time for the Nordic Atari Show, the annual get together 
which has rapidly become a fixture for all Atari users. 
  Third time lucky, so they say, and as we are arrange the show for the 
third straight year we hope to fulfill everyone's expectations and that 
this will result in the best possible atmosphere. We've gotten a certain 
amount of criticism, both positive and negative, from those who have 
attended the shows in '95 and '96. We've taken heed of the suggestions 
made and we're once again off and running! 
  This year the show will begin on Friday, June 13 and end on Sunday, 
June 15. This is the weekend following the beginning of the summer school 
holidays as well as the weekend prior to the Swedish Midsummer 
celebrations. We'll open at 1 p.m. on the Friday and close at 6 p.m. on 
the Sunday. 
  The show will take place in Gothenburg, just has it has in previous 
years. The exact venue has not yet been established. We're still looking 
for the cheapest location. The likeliest possibility is Kortedala 
gymnasium, where it was held last year or some other venue, nearby. 
* There will be an Exhibition Hall will dealers, distributors, ShareWare 
  programmers and a host of other interesting personalities. The usual 
  meeting place for all those not wanting to "hack". This is also where 
  the Swedish Atari Club will be found supplying information, sale of 
  PD-disks, the club magazine's TT, the BBS, etc. We'll also have an area 
  reserved for a swap meet where you can buy, swap or sell single copies 
  of Atari related material and a "soldering corner" for those of you 
  wishing simple repairs done. 
* A "Hacker Hall" where demo and other programmers can gather for 
  competitions and swap demos and all kinds of code. NoCrew is the 
  Swedish demo group who will see to it that everybody takes part and 
  enjoys themselves. Those of you hungry after rewards in the form of 
  prizes will be well taken care of. Exactly WHAT prizes these will be 
  hasn't been established, as yet. 
* Seminars with a number of well-informed lecturers. Last years seminars 
  were very much appreciated, something of which we naturally have taken 
  notice. The seminars will cover a variety of subjects (i.e. MIDI 
  ercording/editing, DTP, hardware, programming) where the above mentioned 
  "well-informed lecturers" will demonstrate his subject directly on a 
  computer in order to provide the audience with practical examples. We'll 
  also hold the seminars on different days and at varying times so that 
  you won't have to miss the chance if you don't attend on a particular 
* Minor competitions such as "A-Z on the Keyboard" (a much appreciated 
  contest last year), hard disk throwing (this year we WILL succeed!), 
  network games, juggling, etc. Everything depends on our finding 
  volunteers to act as game leaders and judges. There will be prizes 
  for the winners. 
* A refreshment stand will sell non-alcoholic drinks, sweets, chips, 
  etc. We may be able to arrange quantity discounts at the local pizzeria 
  as well as other bonuses. 
  If you intend to attend all three days, you cheapest solution is the 
Three Day Pass otherwise a Single Entry ticket will do: 
*  Three Day Pass ... SEK 100:- (about UKP 8.50) 
*  Single Entry ..... SEK  50:- 
These prices include full access to all the activities being held during 
The answer is simple: because you care about the TOS platform. We Atari 
owners are becoming fewer and fewer and a get-together like NAS is a 
simple way of seeing what's happening in the Atari world (no, it's not 
dead!) and meeting like-minded Atarians and hearing what kind of tips, 
ideas and visions they have. 
Information will be distributed regularly in the same way as this text 
file. In addition, we have a number of other sources of information 
where you can find out more about the show depending on your own resources. 
* Our mailing list (E-mail). This will provide the very latest information 
  to those on the list. To have yourself put on the list you MUST have an 
  E-mail address. Send us a message on "" with 
  "subscribe nas-users" in the body of the text. Don't forget to include 
  your E-mail address. 
* Our home page on the World Wide Web. This has been in existence since 
  last year and we'll try to update it as often as the information for the 
  mailing list. The home page will contain more detailed information 
  concerning times, schedule of events, directions on how to get there, 
  competitions and housing. 
  The address is "". 
* STraight BBS. This is the Swedish Atari Club's home BBS. Information 
  concerning NAS will be included in the SAK menu. You can also use this 
  BBS to ask any questions you may have. The telephone number is: 
  +46 31-336 39 73. 
* Our club magazine, "AtariMagasinet", will contain adverts with more 
  detailed information concerning NAS97 in issues 1/97 and 2/97. This is 
  the largest mailshot we will send to our (SAK's) members. 
* Our show co-ordinator is Rolf Johansson. He's supposed to know everyting 
  there is to know about NAS97. If you have questions to which you've been 
  unable to get answers anywhere else you can send him a message at 
  "" and you'll get your answers. If you wish to get into 
  direct contact with him, he can be reached on his mobile 'phone on 
  +46 70-669 52 35. 

= E-Mail:  STraight BBS, Sweden    =
= Phone: +46-(0)31-3363973. FidoNet 2:203/221, NeST 90:1101/104 =
Michael Current,
8-bit Atari FAQ and Vendor Lists,
Cleveland Free-Net Atari SIG, telnet:// (go atari)
St. Paul Atari Computer Enthusiasts,

Article 510 of
From: aa700@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Michael Current)
Subject: Atari800-0.6.1 Now Available
Date: 17 Feb 1997 20:40:18 GMT

From: "David J. Firth" <>
Date: Saturday, February 15, 1997  10:04 AM

Changes in 0.6.1

o FPS and SIO Monitor are no longer compile time configuration options.
  Enabled by "-fps" or "-sio" command line option or via an XVIEW
  pulldown menu.
o Motif fileselector retains state from one invocation to the next.
o Configuration program detects if longwords need to be aligned.
o Modification to X11 Paddle Emulation.
o Removed hardcoded paths in MOTIF code.
o Various fixes for curses mode.
o Correction to Colours in Antic Modes 4&5 causing Incorrect colours
  in Rally Speedway, Galactic Chase and Mr. DO)
o Disabled DiskChange KEY (F8) in X11 version.
o Added "-nobasic" command line parameter.
o Added "-osa_rom", "-osb_rom", "-xlxe_rom", "-5200_rom" and

  These command line options are used to specify the location of
  various system ROMs on mis-configured systems or binary distributions.

The latest version can be downloaded from my web page:-

David Firth <>
Michael Current,
8-bit Atari FAQ and Vendor Lists,
Cleveland Free-Net Atari SIG, telnet:// (go atari)
St. Paul Atari Computer Enthusiasts,

Article 511 of
From: MHz <>
Subject: Atari Underground update 1-11-97
Date: 22 Feb 1997 21:09:14 GMT

Hi Atarians,

   Just a couple of quick notes. Along with the news that
Telegames( is going to release Iron Soldier 2, and World
Tour Racing they will also be releasing 2 new Atari Lynx games. Fat Bobby,
and Raiden. Telegames does not have any pics of these games up yet but keep
checking with there web site as im sure they will. Also on the note of IS2
and WTR you can now prebook these games at most places that sell the new Jag

    Second, i'd like to thank Mr. Wes Powell for giving me room on his
awsome Jagu-Dome main web page to support the Atari Underground. The first
day it was up there i got almost 20 new apps to be on the AU mailing list.
you can visit this at
( Anybody
that has a web page and would like to donate some space (1 line is all it
takes) please feel free. If you do, just add a link to my email address
( a request to be added to the AU news letter. If
anybody does add a link to AU, email so i can start putting your web page
URL on upcoming AU news letters. Thanks.

    Third, it is offical now. There will be a Atari/Jaguar Fest '97 this summer
in the small town of Chicago Ill. If you would like more info of would like
to attend the event please visit (
This is not only for Jaguar(but im sure alot will be there for it) its for
ANY Atari products ever made. Show your support and attend if you can. (ill
be there)

Thats all for now

visit great Atari/Jaguar web pages like:

Talk to other Atari/Jaguar owners at:

and you can always talk LIVE to fellow Atari/Jaguar fans on IRC Undernet at 

Thats all for now.

Article 512 of
From: MHz <>
Subject: Atari Underground Update 2-4-97
Date: 22 Feb 1997 22:41:19 GMT

Just a quick update on Battlesphere thought you might like to know.


BattleSphere(tm) (Awesome) Update(r) 02/03/97 

Greetings BattleSpherical BattlePhanatics! It's time once again to give 
you all the nitty-gritty on the most eagerly anticipated videogame in 
all of videogame history! You guessed it... we're talking about 
BattleSphere(tm) from 4Play!!! (That should really annoy Martian, huh?) 

More amazing superhuman effort has brought about dramatic changes to the 
world of BattleSphere(tm). As we approach the end of available ROM 
space, more and more additional features are being added and play is 
being tweaked to perfection. The actual changes made include but are not 
limited to: 

1) The graphical extravaganza introduction has been completed. The 
number-crunching graphics are indeed impressive. The nasty bug in the 
hardware which caused this mode to occasionally lock-up was 

2) The mega-awesome new "Mystery" levels have been added to Gauntlet (I 
hate the term "Boss"). Several unusual new entities have been added to 
make things a little more interesting for the player trying to complete 
all 100 levels! Animated 3D ships RULE!!! 

3) Gauntlet Netoworking is nearly finished. This allows 2 consoles to be 
connected to play a co-operative version of Gauntlet... it may be the 
only way some of you get to see the nifty later levels (heh heh heh). 

4) Cockpit radars have been aesthetically improved for a more high-tech 

5) Another incredibly realistic explosion has been added. 

6) Several all-new sound effects have been added. 

7) Steph is pleased to announce that all non-in-game music has been 
increased to 8 or 10 stereo track sound, thanks to an all-new music 
player expertly coded by TBird. (Limited bandwidth forces in-game tunes 
to remain 4-track). 

8) A nasty hardware bug killing BattleSphere(tm) mode was eliminated. It 
didn't show up until testing. 

9) BattleSphere(tm) Play mode is finished. This mode is a show-stopping 
strategy-invoking white-knuckle blast! Conquering the bases of the enemy 
team is challenging and fun... and the more players you bring to the 
Battle Sphere, the more fun it gets. Forget about mindless 
"Deathmatching" (Which you can play too in "Free-For-All" mode)... 
BattleSphere(tm) mode's vastly more elegant play mechanics create a 
networked play environment that's light-years ahead of the simplistic 
kill-or-be-killed doldrums everyone's so weary of. 

The object of the mode is to capture the enemy team's bases using 
special energy weapons... but you need to accumulate kills to be able to 
upgrade your ship to be able to carry these weapons. Once you upgrade 
your ship, you can dock with your bases and load up on special weapons. 
But watch out! If you get destroyed, you have to start over again. Once 
you have sufficient weapons to conquer a base, and you get through the 
enemy fighters defending it, you can lay into it and take it over. Once 
the base is yours, you can go after the next. Be careful though because 
the enemy may not want you taking over their base and may take their own 
base down with a last-ditch bombing run, if it looks like you're about 
to conquer it! 

Of course the number of bases, number of players, and method of 
victory (conquest or destruction of enemy bases) is completely 
configurable... for hours and hours of networked play fun. By itself 
this play-mode is an entire game. Remember.. this mode is for 2-8 
consoles only (no 1-player version). 

10) Coding is progressing on the final play-mode (Alone against the 
empires), which is the Star-Raiders-ish mode. An all-new galactic map is 
being designed as well as the enemy AI required to seek and destroy 
bases in multiple warp sectors. This mode will be super cool. 

With the multiple play-modes available and the variety of them, it a lot 
like getting 4 or 5 different high-quality games all for the price of 
one! Imagine getting a game and 4 of it's sequels all at one time! 
That's what BattleSphere(tm) is all about. 

As always... BattleSphere(tm) continues to improve daily. 

Its from T-Bird and the staff at 4PLAY

sorry this updates a quick one, but i cought this heading out the door, and
thought i should send it before i left!!


Article 513 of
From: aa700@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Michael Current)
Subject: American Techna-Vision
Date: 27 Feb 1997 22:13:45 GMT

Date: 24 Feb 1997 04:18:33 GMT

Greetings from American Techna-Vision. Some Atari users with a long
memory will recall our 1984 ads declaring an ATARI PARTS BONANZA. And
indeed we had the largest stock of Atari replacement parts on the
planet (and we still do).
Now I know that this is an Atari newsgroup, and that plenty of my
customers have moved on to join the mainstream PC world, however you
used to love purchasing our replacement parts to build you own
computer. So for those of you who have the technical skill or desire to
construct their own POWERFUL 486DX-66  IBM COMPATIBLE PERSONAL
COMPUTER, consider the following offer:
We just received a huge shipment of  NEW  first quality 486DX 
MOTHERBOARDS. The MOTHERBOARD usually is the second most expensive item
inside a PC after the HARD DRIVE.  These boards are complete with
AMIBIOS version 486DX ISA. They are configured to run the popular
486DX-66 CPU's that are available at a very reasonable prices from
INTEL, CYRIX  or AMD.  Board can also run the 486DX-33. If you change a
crystal, you can run a wide variety of  older 486 CPU's.  In short,
these boards are tested and ready to run with the addition of  30 pin
SIMM memory and CPU.
The motherboards are complete with installation manual, and for those
who require it, we can include detailed instructions.  Boards have 7
ISA slots. The good news?  ISA cards are VERY inexpensive right now. 
Now for the price:

OPTI-486 MOTHERBOARD   . . . .    $43.95 ea.   Or  (2) for $79.00

For quantities over 100 pieces call for pricing.  

These boards would be an excellent use for those CPU's, RAM  etc, left
over from upgrades. So, if you would like to build a computer for
hundreds instead of thousands, consider our offer.  Oh, by the way we
still have plenty of Atari parts.
Power Transformers for 800/400/1200XL/1050/XF551 etc . . . $4.50 ea.
Power Supply for 800XL/600XL/130XE/XEGS . . . $7.50 ea.
13 Pin Serial cable (SIO), 3 feet . . . $1.50 ea. Or (10) for $10.00
Replacement mechanic assembly for 1050 . . . $9.50 ea.
Printer Interface for all 8-bit models . . . . . . . . .$9.95 ea.

Contact:     AMERICAN TECHNA-VISION      PHONE 510-352-3787
            15338 INVERNESS STREET
                   SAN LEANDRO, CA.    94579         This is our 24th
year in business.

                   EMAIL ME AT               - 
Michael Current,
8-bit Atari FAQ and Vendor Lists,
Cleveland Free-Net Atari SIG, telnet:// (go atari)
St. Paul Atari Computer Enthusiasts,

Article 514 of
From: MHz <>
Subject: Atari Underground update 3-2-97
Date: 8 Mar 1997 21:10:13 GMT

Just have 2 or 3 things to throw your way. 

1st: Dont forget that Iron Soldier 2 is due out next week for Jaguar CD-ROM.
For more info on this game check out at (

2nd The box art for Fat Bobby one of the new Lynx titles is out now also at
Telegames and can be viewed at ( here is
the game description.

Fat Bobby, the lead guitar player, has had his musical group kidnapped by
the evil
Dr. Mephisto. You guide Bobby thru a multitude of levels in this classic
hopper. Collect notes and hints, as you encounter the henchmen of Dr. Mephisto.
That guitar can "strum" more than just notes! 

                      AVAILABLE IN EARLY APRIL

                               M.S.R.P. $39.99

3rd: And to me this is HUGE news and if your interested please respond to
the 4Play crew (not me) Im just going to repost the /msg that Thunderbird
posted on Jaguar Interactive.

Date received: 3/2/97 10:3 from
Subject: BattleSphere(tm) Collector's Edition

Anyone who is interested in having their very own 
customized and personalized "Collector's Edition" of 
BattleSphere(tm), please go to our web-site and leave us 
Feedback mentioning your interest in this sort of item. 
Also, please mention how many we should limit the number of 
them too, and how much you would pay for one: 

You have to realize that these would have to be "hand made" 
and individually encrypted, etc. It will be labor intensive, so 
the fewer of them we make the easier it will be but they will 
probably cost more for us to make. 

If we're going to do this, we need feedback to judge how 
many of them we can make. 



I dont know about all of you but im all over this. This post is new and im
sure the ideas are just kicking around but can you imagine getting a CUSTOM
copy of BS. WOW!
I'd pay over 100 bux to get a custom version in wich my name pops up on the
title screen or maybe im the pilot of the ships, and maybe the Battlesphere
cart signed by 4Play crew. Maybe even throw in a t-shirt or somthing also.
This is a great idea and I hope they go threw with it. GIVE THEM YOUR
FEEDBACK!!!! Thats the only way this is going to happen.

Thats all for now. 

Dont forget to visit these great sites.

Dont forget to check out these Jaguar /msg boards.

If you want to talk LIVE with fellow Atari/Jaguar gammers just get on IRC
Undernet and /join #Atari  If your not sure how to get on IRC chat email me
and ill give you all the directions you need.

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