ST NEWS Volume 5 Issue 1
Released on Sunday, February 11th 1990
Dedicated to Ronny and the rest of the Hatlemark family
ST NEWS 5.1 is here!!
Yes, Sunday February 11th is a historical day. Not only did they
release Nelson Mandela, but we also finished the last issue of
ST NEWS. I have received many a concerned letter from ST NEWS
enthusiasts or foreign distributors, asking about this issue. Also,
not everybody is aware of the fact that this might well be the last
official issue of ST NEWS you will ever lay your hands on. But read
all about it in this very issue...
A HUGE ISSUE
Would you believe me if I told you that the total size of all
documents on this disk equal 835987 bytes? Well, it's true! It
features a lot of reviews, articles, stories and adventure solutions,
as well as a realtime article of OVER 250KB IN SIZE!! We have been to
beautiful Norway and we have written down all our experiences and
impressions. Apart from issue 4.4, this is the largest and most
extensive article ever written in the history of ST NEWS!!
The PROGRAMS folder also contains about 100Kb of goodies, including
assembler sources that will activate accessories and bust the borders
on your color monitor. It contains programs to secure your hard disk,
a very enhanced file viewer that replaces the 'SHOW' command plus the
legendary 'speedwriter' program.
THE HIDDEN ARTICLE QUEST
Due to the enormous success of the Hidden Article Quest in issue 4.4
(we still get letters from people asking us the password), we decided
to include yet another Hidden Article. This time only accessable by
those that know the answers to some pretty interesting questions.
Beware: the Hidden Article is BIG (65Kb) and very, very uncensored.
COPYING THIS ISSUE
ST NEWS always has, still is and always will be Public Domain. This
means that it is absolutely FREE and may be copied by anyone who dares
to read it. Now since this issue is so mindgrindingly big, we had to
put it on a double-sided disk. But since we don't want those with a
single-sided drive to be bereft of a great magazine (yeah I am being
immodest) so we (well, Stefan actually) went through some troubles of
making it possible to put it on two single-sided disks. On the
original, double-sided disk you will find three folders, DISK_1.A,
PROGRAMS and DISK_2.B, the ST_NEWS.PRG and the DESKTOP.INF. Put
DISK_1.A plus the ST_NEWS.PRG plus the DESKTOP.INF plus PROGRAMS on
one disk and DISK_2.B on another. The program will prompt you to swap
disks when neccesary.
The disk format is standard and non-protected so this issue can be
copied by any regular copy program or the ST's desktop. If you want to
put ST NEWS on your hard disk, the best thing to do is to make a
folder in which you put the contents of the disk. Everything should
run fine then.
NOTE TO 512 KB USERS
This is actually quite a sad message. For all sorts of technical
reasons, the color demo plus the Hidden Article Quest will not run on
your machine. We are desperately sorry for this!!! We also don't know
ANYBODY who has a 512K machine so we can test it properly. I hope it
SPECIAL MESSAGE TO GARD
Fond memories of folding, bashing and packing you reside in our brain
coils, dear Minute Microbe, Insanely Witty One, Knower of the
Password, Would-be Programmer of Anti-Linkvirus code, and Overall
MegaNutty. We will never forget thee!!!
WELL, THIS IS ABOUT THE END OF THIS README. READ ST NEWS!!!
To run with Hatari, use TOS 2.06 and run FIXED.PRG
To run with STeem, use TOS 2.06 and run FIXED.PRG
The text of the articles is identical to the originals like they appeared in old ST NEWS issues. Please take into consideration that the author(s) was (were) a lot younger and less responsible back then. So bad jokes, bad English, youthful arrogance, insults, bravura, over-crediting and tastelessness should be taken with at least a grain of salt. Any contact and/or payment information, as well as deadlines/release dates of any kind should be regarded as outdated. Due to the fact that these pages are not actually contained in an Atari executable here, references to scroll texts, featured demo screens and hidden articles may also be irrelevant.