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of the Gateway Computer Club 


VOLUME 09 
1992 

No. 01-12 



Number 1 


of the Gateway^ Computer^ Club 

Volume 9 January 1992 

Minutes editor's notes 

By Larry Briggs 


Minutes Regular Meeting December 18,1991 

By: Juanita Welker, Secretary 

The meeting was called to order by 
President Earl Salmons. 

All Officers were present 

The President dispensed with the reading 
of minutes from last regular meeting and asked if 
everyone had gotten a copy of the last Bits and 
Chips. He reported that the minutes are in the 
newsletter. 

The President dispensed with the reading 
of the Treasurers report 

The President reported that the next board 
meeting will be held at the Welker’s home and due 
to space limitations, asked that only board 
members be present 

President announced that starting in 
January 1992 we will try to have a shorter business 
meeting, Dan Deutschmann will hold a demo on 
Super Base for the Amiga, at the January meeting. 

The President thanked J.Welker for her 
efforts in putting the food together for the 
Christmas party. Also thanked Inge Liggett, Clara 
McClasky, Sherrie Freeman, and Charlotte 
Deutschmann for their assistance in setting up the 
Christmas table and food. The President thanked 
Inge Liggett for her assistance in obtaining the 
entertainment for die evening. 

The President adjourned the meeting. 

HA?1>Y 

New yeA* 


We are starting a new year, let’s make it a 
good one with a lot of equipment and software 
demonstrations. If each one of us will vow to do one 
demo this year it will not place a burden on a few. 

To start things off, At the January meeting 
Dan Deutschmann will demo SuperBase 4 on the 
Amiga. This is a very complex program, but very 
powerful. The data that this program can 
accommodate is aidless. Both Dan and I have a lot 
more to leam about this program. 

At the February meeting, I will demo 
Maxiplan 500, a spreadsheet, this program is 
adequate for any work that I do. I am the Treasurer 
and I keep all the financial records for the 
Condominium complex, where I reside. At a later 
date I will demo PageStream, this is the program 
that I use to compile and formulate the GCC 
newsletter. So you see, there are only nine months 
left for you to step forward and let us know what 
you can demo, even if it is only a new piece of 
equipment, how about that new Inkjet printer. (You 
know who I mean). 

I would like to see someone do a file transfer 
between two computers using a null modem, (we 
have two computers at the meetings all the time), all 
we need is a null cable and someone to do the demo. 
Come on lets get active. Help, Help... 

QUICK TIP FOR ALL C128 USERS 
C64 MODE GLITCH 

By Jim Butterfield 

If commercial C-128 in C-64 software will not run on your 
C-128 in 64 mode try pushing the CAPS LOCK key down before 
loading the software. 

Unless CAPS LOCK is pressed, memory location 1 holds a 
different value than on a real C-64. 

(Explanation: Memory location 1 is part of a built-in I/O 
post on the CPU. It is used to control the dataset and memory bank 
switching. On the 64, it is only 6 bits wide (the upper 2 bits are 0). On 
the 128, bits 7 and 8 are used. Bit7 reads the CAPS LOCK key-if the 
key is up,the value in location 1 is 64 higher than if down, or 
normally 119 in 64 mode. 

(Couitesy of Harrisburg Area Computer Group 

Harrisgurg»Pa. 



Reports 


The Club 


The Gateway Computer Club is a not for profit 
organization of like-minded computer userB'Membenhip fee is 
$15.00 per year. Members receive access to the club's public 
domain library, educational programs, literature and monthly 
Bits Sc Chips Newsletter. 

Direct all membership applications and questions to 
the Gateway Computer Club do P.CKBox 1839, Fairview 
Heights, 1162206. 

Only public domain programs are kept in the G.CC 
library. Reproduction of copyrighted software is not promoted 
nor condoned by the G.C.C. and will not be tolerated at did) 
functions. 


Bits & Chips 


Please direct all submissions and advertising to Editor 
Larry Briggs, 1021 Lafayette Ct Collinsville, H 62234. Camera 
ready advertising must be received by the first of the month to 
be induded in the issue of the month. 

Rales are as follows: Full page- $15.00, Half page- 
$7.50, Quarter page- $3.75, and business card- $10.00 for 6 
months. 

Contents of the Bits Sc Chips may be reprinted by 
other club newsletters if accompanied by the author’s name and 
credit is given to the GATEWAY COMPUTER CLUB. The 
G.C.C. assumes no liability for errors in articles or 
advertisements. 


Membership Report 

by Dan Deutscamann 


As of Jan-15-1992 we have 41 active 
members in our chib.. 

I would like to inform these members: 
Laura Blackwell, Joel Hillyard, Donald Koenig, and 
Rosie Steele.: That their membership will expire at 
this Coming meeting. Also this is the last news 
letter for James Ford and Terry Renaud : Because 
we have not received a renewal of membership from 
them. 

If you have any questions about 
your membership, please call. 

5884721 

See you SOON. 

Dan Deutschmann 


The Officers 


PRES: Earl Salmons._397-5029 

VJ>.: Inge Liggett,_344-0839 

SEC: John Hubbard._345-1934 

TREAS: Dan Deuschmazm..388-4721 

LIBR: Tony Burlas..(C64)_345-5685 

ASST JJBR.(IBM )Bill Broda.533-0148 

EDITOR: Larry Briggs.......—...3454)220 

MAL: BiU Broda_333-0148 

Membership Chairman Dan Deutschmann 

MAL: Jim Tomlinson.624-3872 

ASSTUBR.(AMIGA)_Jim Tomlinson 


Treasurer’s 

Report 


By Ken Welker 
Balance Dec.l, 1991. 


.$626.46 


I D.O.M. SALES.$ 37.00 

N BLANK DISKS.$139.00 

C MEMBERSHIP..$ 45.00 

O 50/50 RAFFLE..$27.00 

M 

E 

DEC. INCOME..$248.00 


X NEWS LETTER.$ 27.30 

P POSTAGE.........$ 17.40 

E LABELS & STAMP...$20.00 

N CHRISTMAS PARTY.$135.48 

S GIFT TO JANITOR..$100.00 

E ENTERTAINMENT.$50.00 

S BLANK DISKS__$195.80 

DEC. EXPENSES.$545.98 

CURRENT BALANCE.$328.48 

AS OF JANUARY. 1,1992 




































The President’s Page 


A Trip Down Memory Lane 

The other day I was cleaning 
out some things and I came 
upon the old index pages for 

the way I filed the "docs" for 
all of my computer programs a 
few years back. I had, and 
still have, a lot of programs 
for the Commodore 64. Back 
in the"good old days" about 
five years ago, you would 
bring a bunch of blank disks 
to meeting, and copies of any 
new programs that you had 
bought during the last month. 
Someone would give you a copy 
of a program and you would 
give him a blank disk. It was a 
share-and-share-alike deal. 

It was an effective and 
inexpensive way to 
accumulate a lot of programs. 
Many of the disks had more 
than one program, and you 
had to have a file system to 
keep track of things. For my 
641 have well over 200 disks, 
and I don't know how many 
hundred programs are on 
those disks. Most of the disks 
have at one time or another 
been in the drive, but many, 
many programs were not ever 
loaded. I still have my 64 but 
the only programs I have run 
on it in the past year are Easy 
Script and Super Base. 

BOLDER DASH: Boy, that was 
a hot item when we got hold of 
it. Another hot one for a long 
time was MISSION 
IMPOSSIBLE. Everyone 
played that, and I have heard 
of one or two people solving 
the puzzle. GHOSTBUSTERS: 
Well, who ya' gonna' call? F 
15 STRIKE EAGLE: That one 
went out pretty fast. 
EASYMAIL: This is one of 
the very first programs I 


bought; good program but 
s-l-o-w. If you had a mailing 
list of any size at all, it could 
take up to 8 hours or more to 
print a list. DOODLE: 
Everybody had Doodle and we 
all did wonderful things with 
it. It was also a good baby 
sitter. DREAM HOUSE: Now 
didn't we all have fun with 
that one? BACKGAMMON: 
This is one that did not get 
loaded at my house. 
CERTIFICATE MAKER: 
Everyone wanted this one, but 
I never did see any 
certificates. MAGIC DESK: 
My first word processor. It 
was slow, clumsy and 
sometimes hard to work, but 
we loved it. HOME 
INVENTORY: Make a list of 
everything in your home, and 
find out just how much junk 
you really have. MUSIC 
STUDIO: Write your own 
songs, play them fast, slow or 
backwards. And who could 
forget SAM. I did, but boot it 
up, type anything on the 
screen and Sam would say it! 
Sam would talk fast, slow, and 
high or low pitch - just tell 
him what to say. SUPERCAT: 
Just tell Supercat what 
program was on what disk and 
the cat would print out a 
catalog, three colums to a page 
in alphabetical order. I still 
have mine. 

Money will buy a bed but not 
sleep; books but not knowledge; . 
food but not appetite; finery but 
not beauty; a house but not a 
home; medicine but not health; 

luxuries but not culture; 
amusements but not happiness; 
religion but not salvation; or a 
passport to everywhere except 
heaven. 


CORRECTIONS (for the 
President's Page of the 
December issue of Bits 8c 
Chips): line 6, capitalize the 
M in Merry; line 7, capitalize 
the C in Christmas and the H 
in Happy; line 8, capitalize 
the N in New and the Y in 
Year; line 9, comma after the 
word nights; line 10, bord 
should be board; line 12, Im 
should be I'm; line 13, comma 
after the word know, and 
capitalize the C in Christmas; 
line 14, capitalize the C in 
Christmas, and partys should 
be parties; line 16, capitalize 
the C in Christmas; line 17, 
the word buy should be by; line 
26, capitalize the S in see. I 
should make a New Year's 
Resolution to spell and 
punctuate better in 1992. 


The meeting of January 15th 
should be a good one. We will 
have a most interesting demo. 
The "Editor's Notes" will tell 
you all about that, and other 
demos that are planed for the 
future. A friend of mine, who 
came to the December meeting, 
has bought a Packard-Bell 
computer with printer and 
all. I'm trying to get him into 
the club. At the last board 
meeting, which I could not 
attend, the board decided to 
try to shorten the business 
part of the meetings. To do 
this we will no longer have 
the reading of the secretary's 
report, or the treasurer's 
report. So it will be important 
that you read these reports in 
the Bits 8c Chips. If you have 
any questions about these 
reports, you will have time to 
ask them. See you at the 
meeting. 


• 3 



Amiga D.O.M. Jan 92 

by Jim Tomlinson 


Bon-Appetit - Bon Appetit is a 
shareware recipe database manager for the 
Commodore Amiga line of computers based on fast 
random access files. With it, you can quickly and 
easily maintain a database (collection of data) of 
your favorite recipes. Later, you can use it to 
retrieve recipes according to your search 
characteristics. Looking for desserts? Just select 
keyword search, then enter dessert What about a 
use for that zuchini, or are you looking for 
something with cinnamon (both ingredient 
searches)? Bon Appetit also has an assortment of 
recipe utilities to make life with your recipe 
database easier. All of Bon Appetit is menu driven, 
meaning there are no complicated commands to 
remember, and should be pretty easy to use. 

BoulderBash - Here is a neat demo of a 
game similar to ihe famous BOULDERDASH. 

Klondike - The most commonly 
played solitaire game is known widely as Klondike. 
It might also be known as Plain Solitaire, 
ChinaMan, Demon Patience, Fascination or others. 
But even more numerous than its names are the 
number of different ways Klondike is played. 
Unfortunately, most computer solitaire games 
enforce Hoyle's rules without exception. So, if you 
like playing by slightly different rules, you’re 
simply out of luck, forced to conform. Wally Ware 
Solitaire not only plays Klondike nicely with low 
memory/screen requirements, you play by die rules 
of your choice. Hoyle's rules can be either 
partially or entirely disabled, and there are 5 
different ways of working through the deck. 
Besides that, there is a Wrap-Up function for when 
a win is immin ent All in all an excellent solitaire. 

LZ - LZ is the fastest LZH archiver 
and extractor available for the Amiga! It also 
produces smaller files than ANY other archiver. 
LZ is compatible with both the original Lharc and 
the new LHA. LZ is currently the only utility 
available for the Amiga which can archive or 
extract in new, mote efficient, LHA archive format 

SuperDuper - SuperDuper is a disk 


copier/formatter that tries to be to disk 
handling what Mostra is to IFF displaying: a fast, 
compact, system-friendly tool which combines 
speed, features, and some bells and whistles to 
make your life easier. By fast I mean exactly what 
you're hoping—blazingly fast A disk is usually 
copied and verified in less than 100s. Without 
verify, the time drops to 69s. It will NOT copy 
protected disks. 

TD - TD is a program that 

continuously displays current track for each 
connected floppy disk. 

Virus-Checker - Another virus detector 
and killer... you will get foe best use of this program 
if you read foe docs. 


The Secretary’s Notes 

By John Hubbard 

I just wanted to say hi. I will be your new 
Secretary, so bear with me. 

I felt I had to say something to the club. I 
should say OUR club. Did you ever think of it that 
way? Well it is OUR club, and we need to work 
together. 

One man with a rope tries to pull a stone, 
and can’t move it. When I try to pull that stone I 
can't We ALL need to pull together. 

We are at a all time low with membership 
and need an all foe HELP we can get with this 
matter. You say what can I do? I am going to tell 
you. If every member talks to one person a day 
about our club it would sky rocket Now think about 
it Is that to much to ask? If we all pull together we 
WILL, I said WE WILL move that stone. 

Think about it Do YOU want a chib? 

I do,and it’s not that hard to talk to any one 
about foe club. You do not have to be a computer 
whiz to need a chib. 

The new computer man needs a club to get 
ALL his answers. I CHALLENGE ALL 
MEMBERS OF OUR CLUB TO GET OFF YOUR 
COMPUTERS AND GET TO WORK TO GET 
MEMBERSHIP UP. 

Your Secretary 
John Hubbard 



Jan 1992 C64 D.O.M 

By Everett Truttman 


2 

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PRG 

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"SIMULATION 

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“AWS.WRITER 

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“AWS.PLAYER 

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“AWS.DOCS 

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“AWS.INSTRUCTIONS 

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“BIO PRINTER 

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"DRAW POKER 

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"TV SATELITES 

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“FINIS 

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“DOCS ONBACK SIDE 

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O BLOCK FREE 


Load"*",8,1 or each file by name 
I do hope you might have,just once 
Shows how a Computer works 
Shows how to Create an Adventure Game 
Used to run your Creation. 

Needed to Create your Game. 

How to Create. 

Arcade-Pin Ball Game 
Arcade Game 
Music to relax by 
Good old Game 

May help to live longer,if you would want to 
How to lose your Shirt and other things 
To locate the Satilites.up there. 

Formulas for Electric Wires & Wiring 
I bet you’r glad it is finished. 


STATIQTIME 

« 

By Phil Anderson ! 

This is the beginning of the most dangerous 
time of the year for your computer equipment! 

Those amusing little sparks that jump from 
your fingertips after you walk across the room can 
be lethal to your computer! 

All computers are more or less sensitive to 
this problem, but the Commodore 64 and 128 
computers are particularly vunerable. The pins on 
the Joystick ports, which are right next to the off- 
on and reset switches are connected directly to the 
CIA (Complex Interface Adapter) Chips. These 
two 6S26 chips control all inputs and outputs to the 
computer (Except Video.) 

Take action now to protect these sensitive 
components. 

All that is required is a 1/4X1/4X3/4 piece 
of soft non conductive foam, slipped in between 
the rows of pins in both Joystick ports, and seated 
with a Joystick plug. 

You can use any foam that equipment was 
shipped in, cut into pieces to fit The alternative i8 
to leave the Joysticks plugged in all the time.. 


If you have an 128D, be careful of the 
cassette port that is located on die right side near the 
front, it is also VERY vunerable, I know, as it cost 
me a costly repair job, keep it covered when not in 
use. and do not plug anything into this socket with 
the power on. 

Edited by Editor Larry Briggs. 


Reprint fron the Harrisburg Area Computer Group. 

By Robert Stewert 
Subj:MPS1270 

Commodore has a new printer! It’s the MPS 1270. 
This is an ink jet printer that hit the stores about 6 
months ago. It is compatible with the C64/C128 and 
Amiga computers using a Centronics parallel port 
interface. It can emulate either the Epson FX or 
IBM Proprinter series printers and therfore is 
compatible with most application .software. In draft 
mode it prints 160 cps. In NLQ mode it prints 28 
cps. Since it is an inkjet, there is no impact head to 
wear out. There is also very little noise when it 
prints.(JUST WHAT WE ALL HAVE BEEN 
WAITING FOR). 






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P.O. Box 1839 
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Volume 9_February 1992_Number 2 



Minutes of January 15, 1992 
By John Hubbard, Secretary 

The meeting was called to order 
by • President Earl Salmons at 
7:12 pm. 

The President ask if there were 
any question about the minutes 
as printed in the Bits & Chips. 
There were none. 

Correspondence : 

We received a letter from 
Township Building, they are 
sending out their annual news 
letter. 

They would like to put 
information about our club in 
it. 

It . has been approved by 
President Salmons to send the 
information to them. 

The Computer Fair for 1993 has 
been dropped as of last 
Executive Board Meeting for 
lack of interest. 

Membership: 

Dan said, we have 41 active 
members and lost two renewed 
one and we have one new member. 

Installation of New Officers: 

Will be installed at the next 
regular meeting. 

The President adjourned the 
meeting at 7:21 pm. 


EDITOR’S VIEW 

At our January general meeting, 
Dan Deutschmann demonstrated 
Superbase Personal on the 
Amiga, broadcast to three TV’s 
using the Rabbit. This is a 
very good system as it allows 
more viewers to see what is 
being demonstrated. Dan did a 
very good job, and I am sure 
anyone planning to use this 
program will rush right out 
and buy it, as it is a very 
good product. 

I received a catalog in the 
mail from TENEX Computer 
Express. This catalog is one of 
the few that still carries a 
full line of Commodore C64/128 
programs and hardware. This 
catalog also list’s AMIGA 
hardware and software. They 
also have a catalog for the MS- 
DOS machine. If you want these 
catalogs. Write, TENEX 56800 
Magnetic Drive Mishawaka, In 
46545-7481 or call 1-800- 
PR0MPT-1 . 

For all of you that have 
purchased an MS-DOS machine, 
help is on the way. Ken Welker 
will be instructing us in the 
fundamentals of starting up 
your new machine. It will 
include saving and deleting 
your work, adding new programs 
to your hard drive, copying 
files from disk to disk, 
setting up your printer, and he 
will explain what the 
extensions are for, at the end 
of your saved files. He will 
also try to answer any 
questions you may have,. Bring a 
portable TV so that we can use 
the RABBIT to broadcast to your 
TV set. 




The 


Reports 


Club 


The Officers 


The Gateway Computet Club is a not tot ptoflt 
organization of like-minded computet users.Membership fee is 
>15.00 pet yeat. Members receive access to the club's public 
domain library, educational programs, literature and monthly 
Bits & Chips Newsletter. 

Direct all membership applications and questions to 
the Gateway Computet Club c/o P.C.Box 1839, Faitvlew 
Heights. U 62206. 

Cnly public domain programs ate kept in the G.C.C. 
library. Reproduction of copyrighted software is not promoted 
nor condoned by the G.C.C. and will not be tolerated at club 
functions. 


PRES: Earl Salmons._397-5029 

VJP.: Inge Liggett..344-0839 

SEC: John Hubbard.345-1934 

TREAS: Dan Deuscfamann..388-4721 

UBR: Tony Burie..(C64)-345-5685 

ASSTUBR.(IBM )Bffl Broda....333-0148 
EDITOR: Larry Briggs-3454)220 


MAL: Bill Broda..333-0148 


Bits & Chips 


Membership Chairman DanDeutschmann 

MAL: Em Tomlinson..._.......624-3872 

ASSTLIBR.(AMIGA)_Jim Tomlinson 


Please direct all submissions and advertising to Editor 
Larry Briggs, 1021 Lafayette Ct Collinsville, II62234. Camera 
ready advertising must be received by the first of the month to 
be included in the issue of the month. 

Rates ate as follows: Full page- >15.00, Half page- 
>7.50, Quartet page- >3.75, and business card- >10.00 for 6 
months. 

Contents of the Bits & Chips may be reprinted by 
other club newsletters if accompanied by the author's name and 
credit is given to the GATEWAY COMPUTER CLUB. The 
G.C.C. assumes no liability for errors in articles or 
advertisements. 


Membership Report 

by Dan Deutschmann 

As of Feb-19-1992 we have 41 active members in 
our club.. Lets all give a big welcome .to new 
membenTed Hartman, from Swansea. I would like 
to inform these members: Sam Hall, Bill Jacks, 
Carlos Mariles, and Ira Pollock:that their 
membership will expire this Coming meeting. Also 
this is the last news letter for member: Rome Steele. 
Because we have not received a renewal of 
membership from her. 

We have lost 2 Members:James Ford and Terry 
Renaud. They have not replied to our last notice in 
our newsletter. ALSO: I’d like to thank Rich Collins 
for his generous gift to the club of another monitor!!! 

If you have any questions regarding your 
membership, please call: 


Treasurer’s 

Report 


Bv Dan Deutschmann 

Balance Jan. 1,1992..$ 328.48 


I D.O.M. SALES.$44.00 

N BLANK DISKS.$155.50 

C MEMBERSHIP..$75.00 

O 50/50 RAFFLE....$ 9.00 

M SODA SALES.$ 1.25 

E 


Jan. INCOME.$284.75 


E NEWSLETTER..$36.40 

X POSTAGE. $11.60 

P Closed Out Checking 

E at First Financial..$ 6.00 

N Opened New Checking 
S at First County Bank 

E New Checks.$13.31 

S P.O.Box Rent(Semi-A).$46.50 


Jan-EXPENSES.113.81 


CURRENT BALANCE.$499.42 

AS OF February. 1,1992 


588-4721 
See you SOON. 

































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PRESIDENTS PAGE February 1992 


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in June of this year, my wife and a bunch other people will ceiebrate their 45-year high school 
(Yea, East Side) graduating class reunion at the Elks Club in Belleville. She and several other 
classmates have been working on this reunion for over two years. Of the 344 "kids" in the class, 
all but 72 have been located. I think that, in itself, is a major achievement. They are starting to 
work on the program, and they asked me (and my old COMMODORE) to help. My wife 
remembered that I had a program that would give information for any given date, such as - what 
was going on in 1947 on the 11 th of June. 

So once again, I had to go through all the disks because "Time Traveler" is not in my directory. I 
found it and it took longer to get it to run than it did to find it. I had forgotten not only how to 
run this program, but also how to load it. Let me tell you that the years I spent hacking with 
Larry, Everett and Carol paid off. I had to go back to: LOAD"*",8,1. When was the last time you 
saw that on a screen? I also used LOAD”$",8. Doing all that certainly cleaned out the keys on 
that old Commodore which I hadn't used for over a year. But, for all the trouble I was having, I 
was also having a good time. After I got the thing loaded and running, my old STAR printer 
started to act up - or at least I thought so. It turned out that the printer was doing just fine - it 
was the program again. When the program is called up, it is set to print in an enhanced mode, 
and it worked fine except that it started printing in the middle of the page! I tried to set the 
margin with the printer switches - no good. I pulled up the menu for the umpteenth time and 
found out that I could turn off the enhancement. Then everything worked fine and I have a 
beautiful printout in front of me now. 

In 1947 milk was 39 cents for 1/2 gallon; bread was 13 cents a loaf; potatoes were 10 lbs for 50 
cents; average cost of a home - $12,309.00; average annual income - $3,031.00. Also, that was 
the year they found the dead sea scrools in Jordan, and (would you believe this?) the Arabs and 
the Jews were fighting. 1947 Academy Awards: Movie, "Gentlemen's Agreement" Best Actor, 
Ronald Colman Best Actress, Loretta Young Best Song from a Movie, "Zip-adee-doo-dah." 

Even if you're too young to remember that time, maybe you'll find these facts interesting. 

A special BIG THANKS to Rich Collins for donating a Commodore 2002 Monitor to the club. This 
monitor can be used with either a Commodore 128, or an Amiga computer. Thanks again Rich. 

At the February 19th meeting we will try something new. When you come into the meeting hall 
please go to the small room on the right. We will put chairs in a circle and not use tables. The 
board thinks that maybe people will have more input in a more informal setting. We will see how 
it works, and you may make comments about this new arrangement. Demos (we will have one 
on the 19th) will still be in the larger room. Bring a small TV and you can watch from anyplace in 
the room. See you the 19th. 



Amiga D.O.M. Jan 92 

by Jim Tomlinson 

DeGrader - You upgrade your system 
and what happens? The idiots who wrote your 
favourite program didn't follow the guidelines and 
it no longer works. This is where degrader comes 
in, it will try to degrade your system so that the old 
brain dead program will work on your machine. 
You can also just use it to boot off floppy drives 
other than DFO: or force your machine to PAL or 
NTSC 

DiskSpeed4 - Yes, this is yet another 
disk speed testing program, but with a few 
differences. It was designed to give the most 
accurate results of the true disk performance in the 
system. 

MultiDos - Cross-Dos/MSH like 
program. It will allow you to read MS-DOS disks 
with a standard 31/2 drive. 

Copy 1/MultiDosFileSystem to 1: 

Copy devs/multidos.device to devs: 

Execute PcMountAll from Workbench 
or CLI(put it in your sruser-startup). 

MS-DOS disks will now be available 
through dfx: as all other Amiga disks. 

ProWrite_patch - These files will patch 
PioWrite 3.2 or ProWrite 3.2.1 to version 3.2.2. It 
will also patch the PostScript Prep file to die latest 
version. The PostScript Prep Hie did not change 
between 3.2.1 and 3.2.2. 

SSmCityUtils - Print CityBW: This is a 
a custom printing program that prints using a 
special 16x16 Black and White tileset City2IFF: 
This program will convert a city file to an IFF 
picture file which may be loaded into Deluxe Paint, 
Deluxe PhotoLab and other graphics programs. 

SteahhMaster - A neat game made with 
shoot-em up construction kit. Go in to Iraq to blow 
up Saddam Hussein. 


The First Computer Bug! 

PC Novice Note6. 

November leeue. 

When you hear people talk about BUGS in a 
computer,they’re usually referring to something that has gone 
wrong. You can have bugs in either your hardware or software 
(or your phone for that matter!) 

But where did the term bug come from? Some say it 
originated from an incident in the 1940*8. Back then, when 
some of the early pioneers of computer technology said they 
found a bug in their computer, they meant it! Computer lore has 
a few different versions of die stay but there is one with proof; 

The Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C., 
recently received a dead moth from the Naval Surface Warfare 
Center in Dahlgren,Va. But this isn’t just any moth, this is the 
insect credited with coining the term bug. Jen Eklund, curator of 
computer history, information and society at the Smithsonian, 
said the incident occurred when Howard Aiken was waking on 
the famous MARK II computer. Aiken was one of the first to 
build computers such as the MARK II. 

Apparently when the machine came to a halt, Aiken 
and his associates took apart the computer. When they looked 
inside they found a moth which Aiken pulled out and attached 
to the log book page along with a report of the incident. From 
that time on they started talking about having bugs in 
computers, Eklund said. 

Now there are other people that claim they were using 
the term bug and debugging prior to this incident, Eklund said. 
But for sure some line of using the term bug or debugging 
started here and this is the only one I personally know of that’s 
documented. 

The Mark II was build at Harvard University and later moved 
down to Dahlgren when Aiken began building computers fa the 
Navy. According to some, the moth incident occurred at 
Harvard while others claim it happened at Dahlgren. The moth 
and log book had been previously stared at the Naval Surface 
Warfare Center until they were recently donated to the 
Smithsonian. Eklund said the moth is not on display because 
curators at the Smithsonian need to determine the best way to 
restore it 

When Howard Aiken found a moth inside one of his early 
computers he taped the insect on page 92 in his log book, 
labeling it the first actual case of bug being found. 



FEB 1992 C64 D.O.M . 

By Tony Burke 


FUN & GAMES 


DOG RACES 
KETCHUP ATTACK 
HORSE RACE 
QIX 

NUMBER CONSTRUCTION 
MUNCH MATH 
CONNECT FOUR 
MONOPOLY 
WORD FIND 
WHEEL OF FORTUNE 
STORY WRITER 
DRAW POKER 
BLACKJACK 
SOLITAIRE 
MILLE BOURNE 
SIMON SEZ 
SLOT MACHINE 
MAKE A FACE 
WWF WRESTLING 
VOICE SYNTH 


Bet the odds 

Arcade game, okay (Joystick) 

Bet then watch’em run 

Good arcade game (Joystick) 

Build with numbers 

Fun with numbers 

Get 4 in a row, 3D version 

Good version of the board game 

Find words in a maze 

Pick letters, guess phrase 

Enter key words, it writes 

Vegas card game 

Another Vegas game 

Pyramid version 

Auto trip card game 

Repeat the sequence 

Vegas game 

Assemble pre-drawn parts 
Text game but good 
Talking computer 


This is a new Menu System. Just Load “* 11 .8 then "run". A list of 
the programs will appear on the screen. Enter the number of the 
program that you want and ‘return*. The program will load and run. 


Beyond 640K under MS-Dos 

For a long time, the MS-Dos world has 
been living with an almost inpenetrable barrier. 
That barrier is 640K of memory, but there are ways 
of overcoming that hurdle. 

Windows 3.0 (now Windows 3.1) goes a 
long way toward breaking that barrier. So, to a 
smaller degree, does MS-DOS 5.0. First, let’s get 
some terms out of the way. A friend once told me 
that he had over 50 Megabytes of memory on his 
machine. The "memory" he was talking about was 
his hard drive. This is only a place to store 
programs and files, it is not memory. Neither is the 
floppy disk you put in your drive. Another term is 
ROM. This is short for Read Only Memory. As the 
name implies, you cannot move something into it or 
manipulate it in any way. This is normally where 
the bulk of your operating system resides and is 
normally 256K in size.( the part on the ROM is for 
lower level operations, the part on disk is 
commands you use) The last term is RAM or 
Random Access Memory. This is where your 
programs actually execute from and the part you 
should be most interested in. 


Now, as you watch your machine power 
up, it will tell you there is 640K memory. It may 
also tell you it has xxxK of Expanded or Extended 
memory. When you use Windows 3.X or MS-DOS 
5.0, you can effectively add that 640K to the 
expanded or extended memory. But, there is still 
one hitch. Unfortunately, the program you run must 
be able to recognize and effectively use that 
expanded or extended memory .They must also 
return that memory to the ’pool’ of memory for use 
by other programs. The problem is that most non- 
Windows and many Windows programs are NOT 
written to effectively use extra memory. 

Some examples of programs that DO use 
extra memory are: DESQVIEW, LOTUS123, 
PARADOX, ALDUS PAGEMAKER and EXCEL. 
It’s a good bet that most ANY software written 
before 1985 will NOT use beyond 640K of 
memory.(there are a few exceptions) The last resort 
to finding if a program will see and use extra 
memory is to call die manufacturer. Normally, the 
package will state that it will work under windows 
or that it recognizes extra memory. 


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Volume 9 Maiehl 992 

Numbei 3 


MINUTES 

By John Hubbard 

Regular Meeting February 19th 1992 

The President called the meeting to order at 
7:05pm. The President said, we needed someone to 
take over the 50/50 sales as a fall time job. 

Sam Hall said, he will take the iob. Good 
luck Sam and thanks, WE ALL NEED TO TAKE 
PART. 

NO SODA! 

No participation, the president said we will 
stop getting soda on meeting nights. 

Minutes: 

The minutes horn the last meeting were 
waived. 

MEMBERSHIP: 

By Dan Deuschmann 
Dan said we have 41 active members, we 
still need for vou to tell eveiy one about your club. 
EDITOR: 

By Lany Briggs 

Ir anyone has video tapes out bring than 

back. 

And if anyone wants to check a tutorial 
tape,check with Larry or Dan. 

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK 

YOU 

To Juanita Welker for taking the minutes of 
die last board meeting.WAY TO GO JUANITA 
THANKS. 

NEWSEATING 

We will now be seated on the side with no 
tables, it brings us closer, no kidding 

last meeting we had more participation than 
we have had in a long time so don’t change a good 
thing. THAT’S WHY HE IS THE PRESIDENT. 

TAPE RECORDER: 

The motion was made to buy a new tape 
recorder for the Secretary to record meetings with. 
Motion was 2ed and passed with $50.00 

limit 

MAN OF THE YEAR: 

The of The Yera award was given to Ken 
Welker for all die hard work he has done in the last 
year. CONGRATULATIONS Kent 

Minutes By John Hut)tiaid. Secretary 


EDITOR’S NOTES 

By Lany Briggs 

We had another very good demonstration 
at our last meeting, Ken Welker had a chance to 
show off his new 386 MS-DOS computer that he 
had purchased that very day. He did a entry level 
demo that drew a large crowd of new MS-DOS 
users as well as old timers and even some C64 and 
Amiga users. It was very enlightening and we will 
have him back again for the next level. 

I had some problems getting the last news 
letter out, (some of you got jt late) because my 
printer broke down, I took it to the Panasonic 
repair service center in St Louis for repair and told 
the person at the counter that the Guarantee had 
expired, he said being that it was only 28 days past 
the 2 years guarantee date, they would repair it 
with out charge. Now that is what I call a good 
example of a company that wants repeat business. 
I then had my Amiga 2000 upgraded to KickStart 
version 2.4. PLATO COMPUTERS did the 
conversion, installing a MultiStart II board so that 
I can switch back to Version 1.3 if I find a 
program or a game that will not run under V 2. 
The new screen looks fantastic and the things that 
can be done are unbelievable, it’s like getting a 
new computer. 

While I was waiting for the repair to be 
made, I saw an Accelerator on display for the 
Amiga 500 & 2000, it is an 25 MHZ with an 
empty Math Co-Processor socket, it fits in the 
68000 chip socket, it’s made by MicroBotics and 
sells for $349.95. It looks like it will be a simple 
job to install, After you remove the 68000 chip, it 
is installed on the board, then the board fits in the 
68000 socket, that’s it., you will then have a 
computer that runs faster. That is great if you are 
into Ray-Tracing and/or desktop publishing. For 
about $200.00 more for the math Co- 
Processor,(highly recommended) you will really 
be able to crunch some numbers.. If you do it 
yourself it may cancel your warrenteeon your 
computer, the dealer will install the board tor a 
noninal fee. 

The demonstration for the March meeting 
will be on MaxiPlan 500, a spreadsheet for the 
Amiga. 










































Gateway Computer Club 

Membership List 



Club Firstname 

Lastname 

City 

St 

Zip 

Phone 

Sig 

■ 

Dues_Due 


0001 Sandra 

Johnson 

Belleville 

11 

62223 

618-398-2876 

IBM 

l-Feb-93 


0002 James E 

Tomlinson 

O’Fallon 

11 

62269 

618-624-3872 

Ami 

l-Nov-92 


0003 George/Clara 

McClaskey 

St .Louis 

Mo 

63137 

314-867-6848 

64 

l-0ct-92 


0004 Marvin 

Hirschman 

Lebanon 

11 

62254 

618-277-1485 

64 

l-Nov-92 


0005 Arlene 

Nordmann 

Belleville 

11 

62220 

618-277-6252 

IBM 

l-Feb-93 


0006 Nathan M 

Price 

Dupo 

11 

62239 

618-286-3000 

64 

l-Dec-92 


0007 Sherry 

Freeman 

Oakville 

Mo 

63129 

314-772-7918 

64 

l-Sep-92 


0008 Micheal J 

Ewing 

Edwardsville 

11 

62025 

618-692-5236 

Ami 

l-Mar-92 


0009 Ruth M 

Shaw 

Collinsville 

11 

62234 

618-344-7589 

128 

l-Sep-92 


0010 William 

Broda 

Centralia 

11 

62801 

618-533-0148 

Ami 

l-0ct-92 


0011 Larry 

Briggs 

Collinsville 

11 

62234 

618-345-0220 

Ami 

l-Dec-92 


0012 Joel A 

Hillyard 

Red Bud 

11 

62278 

618-282-3758 

Ibm 

l-Jan-93 


0014 Tony 

Burke 

Caseyville 

11 

62232 

618-345-5685 

64 

l-Jul-92 


0015 Donald 

Koenig 

Belleville 

11 

62220 

618-295-3267 

64 

l-Jan-93 


0015 John M. 

Urbas 

Belleville 

11 

62221 

618-235-9063 

IBM 

l-Feb-93 


0016 Ira E 

Pollock 

O’Fallon 

11 

62269 

618-632-4246 

64 

l-Feb-92 


0017 John 0 

Koen 

Alton 

11 

62002 

618-462-2201 

Ami 

l-0ct-92 


0018 Ken 

Welker 

Belleville 

11 

62221 

618-234-5901 

Ibm 

l-Aug-92 


0019 John P 

Jlaison 

Fairview Hgts 

11 

62208 

618-398-0695 

Ibm 

1-Apr-92 


0020 Daniel 

Deutschmann 

New Baden 

11 

62265 

618-588-4721 

Ami 

l-Feb-92 


0021 Carlos B 

hariles 

O’Fallon 

11 

62269 

618-624-2563 

128 

l-Feb-92 


0022 Richard L 

Collins 

Alton 

11 

62002 

618-463-1338 

Ami 

l-0ct-92 


0023 Tom 

Clark 

0’Fallon 

11 

62269 

618-624-7022 

64 

l-Jun-92 


0024 Everett 

Truttmann 

O’Fallon 

11 

62269 

618-624-5069 

64 

l-hay-92 


0025 Ted 

Hartman 

Swansea 

11 

62221 

618-277-3546 

IBM 

1-Jan-93 


0025 Priscilla 

Rodriquez 

Belleville 

11 

62221 

618-234-3738 

IBM 

l-Feb-93 


0026 Charles H 

Trotter 

Belleville 

11 

62223 

618-398-3220 

128 

l-Sep-92 


0030 John W 

Price 

Millstadt 

11 

62260 

618-476-3567 

Ibm 

l-Nov-92 


0031 Emmett 

Salmons 

Belleville 

11 

62223 

618-398-4627 

128 

l-Nov-92 


0032 Gary 

Donaldson 

Fairview Hgts. 

11 

62208 

618-397-5920 

64 

l-Nov-92 


0033 Arthur 

Koenig 

Belleville 

11 

62220 

618-234-3421 

Ibm 

l-Nov-92 


0034 Laura J 

Blackwell . 

Roxana 

11 

62084 

618-254-1164 

Ami 

l-Jan-93 


0036 Ken 

Stuckwisch 

Highland 

11 

62249 

618-654-2578 

64 

l-Jan-93 


0037 Sam 

Hall 

Caseyville 

11 

62232 

618-345-5366 

Ibm 

l-Feb-92 


0038 Lester 0 

Germann 

Millstadt 

11 

62260 

618-476-1962 

64 

l-har-92 


0039 Betty 

Feigenbutz 

Caseyville 

11 

62232 

618-398-1034 

128 

l-May-92 


0040 Rosie Roxanne 

Steele 

Alorton 

IL 

62207 

618-482-8224 

64 

l-Jan-92 


0041 Tom 

McDonald 

Collinsville 

11 

62234 

618-344-8017 

128 

l-May-92 


0042 Eula & Ted 

Schmidt 

O’Fallon 

11 

62269 

618-632-6358 

64 

l-May-92 


0043 Kennith M 

Jeff.ress 

Belleville 

11 

62221 

618-234-4113 

128 

l-Jun-92 


0044 Juanita 

Welker 

Belleville 

11 

62221 

618-234-5901 

64 

l-Sep-92 


0046 8ill 

Jacks 

Fairview Hgts. 

11 

62208 

618-398-5383 

Ibm 

l-Feb-92 


0047 Inge 

Liggett 

Caseyville 

IL 

62232 

618-344-0839' 

Ibm 

l-Feb-93 


0048 John W 

Hubbard 

Caseyville 

11 

62232 

618-345-1934 

Ami 

l-har-92 


0049 Virgil 

Brawley 

Fairview Hts. 

11 

62208 

618-398-2968 

64 

l-Sep-92 


0062 Earl 

Salmons 

Fairview Hgts 

11 

■ 1 ■ 

62208 

610-397-5029 

App 

ibii 

l-Jan-99 


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Amiga D.O.M. Mar. 92 

by Jim Tomlinson 


HOW TO SIFT MEANING 
FROM CPU’S, ROM, RAM 

By Larry Blasko 

Associated Press 


Disk of the Month for March 1992 

AngusCopy - AngusCopy 2.0 is a 
Copyprogram. It copies a whole Disk in about 
1:34 min (I know that this is not very fast, but this 
is written in Modula-2), and requires 2 Floppy 
drives, both 80 Tracks (I think). It has a complete 
Intuition User-Interface. 

DArranger - DArranger is a program which 
arranges files on a floppy disk so that files use 
continuous blocks and them and a directory can be 
read faster. In same cases you can get about 400% 
more speed when using dos operations after using 
DArranger. Of cource, when you write something 
to arranged disk, it will become slow again. 

DrivelFF - DrivelFF is basically another 
driving simulator, yes, I know how common these 
are, so deduct 10 points now if you wish! But 
where drive IFF falls down as an over exploited 
idea it makes up with its ability to incoiporate IFF 
picture files as the courses you race over. The 
advantage is that you bypass all of those classic 
restrictions such as compromised speed for detail 
and track editors that limit you to using bits of 
geometrical road and genetically identical trees. 
All in all it makes for an interesting drive. 

Hardware Projects - A whole set of neat 
projects to add a 5.25 floppy, a MAC drive or two 
different Kickstarts to your machine. There are 
IFF schematics and a viewer included. As with 
any hardware project, you take FULL 
responsibility for damage. The use of any of these 
projects may also VOID THE WARRANTY! 

WC - Wc count lines, words and 

characters in the specified files. If no files are 
specified the standard input is read. A word is any 
group of characters separated by whitespace 
(space, tab, carriage return, newline, formfeed or 
vertical tab). A total is kept for all specified files. 
Options 1, w and c may be specified in any 
combination to indicate reporting of lines, words 
or characters. The default is -lwc. The file names 
will be printed along with the count. 


Sticks and stones may break your bones, 
but words used in personal computing can make 
you crazy. Here’s a quick tour of the basic 
buzzwords: 

First, we have 286,386,486. That’s what 
their friends call CPU’s (central processing units) 
made by the Intel company that power most IBM 
computers and personal computers that are 
compatible with programs and software made for 
IBM computers. Their formal names are 80286 
80386, 80486. 

CPUs are the silicon souls of personal 
computers. Sometimes you’ll see 386SX, mutant 
lovechild of a 286 and a 386. Generally the higher 
the number, the faster the chip speed in 
megahertz,the greater the cost. 

Megahertz means millions of cycles per 
second. It’s a rough way of measuring 
performance. Common speeds today run from 8 
MHZ to 33 MHZ. Most of us want something at 
least 10 MHZ (the Intel 80286), and faster is 
always better. 

Check out CGA, EGA, VGA and SVGA. 
Those refer to ascending standards of color 
graphics displays and monitors, each with more 
resolution and colors (and cost) than the one 
before. Most of the better software requires at 
least EAG, which will handle 16 colors at a 
resolution of 640-by-350 horizontal and vertical 
dots per screen. (VGA resolution is 640-by-480, 
SVGA (super VGA) is 1,024-by-768.) 

Mega-confused or k-crazy? Not to worry. 
Mega is used to denote a million plus of anything, 
as in "megabyte," to mean a million characters. K 
means a thousand-plus of anything, as in "640 K 
RAM. "Why plus? Because computers work in the 
binary number system, and a K to them is 1,024 
to the rest of us. A byte is eight bits (binary digits) 
to a computer, a single character to us. 

Ah, RAM. That’s Random Access Memory, 
the computer’s temporary storage area. 
Whatever’s stored there disappears when the 
electricity stops. Lots of RAM is good. At least 
640k RAM for an IBM-PC.2 meg of RAM is better. 

DOS is the Disk Operating System created 
by the Microsoft company. Besides disk drives, 
DOS coordinates the function of all different parts 
of the personal computer. The latest version of 
DOS is 5.0 and is reasonably user-friendly (that is, 
operated by commands that are easy to 
understand and ' 

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MARCH 1992 C64 D.O.M. 

By Tony Burke 

1. Calculator / Memo pad 

An on screen display 
of a calculator and a memo 
pad that lets you write, 
save, and recall memos. 

2 Label Maker 

Create and save labels 
labels for future use. 

3. Financial System 


A. Budget 

B. Checkbook Balancer 

C. Address Keeper 

D. The Calendar 

E. Mailing List 

F. Tax Record Organizer 

A good menu driven 
system for keeping track 
of home or small business 
records. 

4. Mortgage Calc. 

Figures payment amount, 
etc. and also displays a 
amort i zation chart. 

5. Form Maker 

Make columns of various 
widths and add headings. 

6. Finance Report 

Makes various calculations 

PRODUCT REVIEW OF TOSHIBA 

1000SE LAPTOP PORTABLE 
BY RICHARD L COLUNS 

The Toshiba 1000SE is an outdated, superseded, 
and obsolete 8086C computer but don’t let that stop you 
from looking at it 

I recently bought 2 of them at $399 each from 
Biz Mart in St. Louis. We are using the first for a remote, 
portable terminal as a field link to our IBM RISC 6000, 
emulating a VT100 terminal. I bought the second one 
myself as a high-density (1.44) diskette reader, track my 
Amiga software. 

This very portable machine is slow at 4.77 Mhz 
and the battery last6 4 to 6 hours, depending on disk drive 
access. This model has no hard drive, but has room for an 
optional, built-in 2400 baud mini modem. 

an LCD screen? It does support CGA graphics by 
faking the normal colors available. The newer models 
generally have hard drives, VGA graphics support, and 
price tags from triple to 10 times the price. Some 
battery saver features and I/O speedup programs are 
included in the price. 

DOS 3.3 is built onto ROM DRIVE C and can 
be overlaid with DOS4.01 from disk. The built in DOS 
is like the C64 operating system with commands 
already burned into the micro-chips. 

Documentation with the computer was 
complete, thorough, and fairly simple. 

I had it linked to my home network; Toshiba 
running Cross Talk, Amiga 2000 running A-Talk and 
Amiga 500 running JR-COMM, with all 3 
communicating to each other through a null modem 
cable. 


There is a parallel port and single serial port An 
external 5.25 inch drive is available. The machine weighs 
in at 6 lbs (considered heavy for this type of machine). It 
appears to be quite durable, having dropped it twice 
already. 

The screen is slow, but what can be expected of 


My personal opionion of the Toshiba 1000SE 
is that it is a fine computer and Toshiba definitely 
makes good laptops from my experience. Anyone 
interested in a simple, entry level machine, or someone 
who requires portability should consider this. 

PS -1 consider the 4.77 speed an advantage 
since I can’t think that fast!! 



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Volume 9 


April 1992 


Number 4 


MINUTES 

By John Hubbard 


Regular Meeting March 18,1992 

The President called the meeting to order at 
7:12pm. All officers were present except one. 
The minutes of the last meeting were acccepted as 
printed in the Bits & Chips. 

Treasurer’s report was accepted as printed in the 
Bits and Chips. 

Editor’s report 

Larry said, we need more info in Bits & Chips 
about die C-64. We are looking forward to seeing 
more input from all the C64 owners. 


HELP HELP HELP HELP 

WE NEED A LIBRARIAN FOR C-64. ANY ONE 
INTERESTED, CALL THE PRESIDENT OR ANY 
OTHER OFFICER. 

Membership report, 

41 active members, we are up by 4 new members. 
6 members dues expire this month, CHECK YOUR 
DATES. 

NEW MEMBERS, 

YOU CAN GET 3.5 DD BLANK DISK’S 
FROM THE CLUB FOR ONLY .50 ea 
AND YOU CAN GET 5.1/4 BLANK DISK’S 25 
IN A PACK FOR $8.50. 



EDITOR’S NOTES 

By Larry Briggs 

I am a little disappointed in the attention given to 
the last program demonstration. It takes some 
effort to set up to make a presentation and only 
have three members stay to see it, is 
disheartening. I do not see how the club can get 
any one to present a demo if no one shows any 
interest I do not mind doing a demo, and I have 
many more programs to present, but I’m going to 
wait and see if any one else volunteers to do one 
and see how much interest is shown. 

Richard Collins will be demonstrating his new HP 
Color Inkjet Printer at the next meeting, please 
stick around and show some interest even though 
you may never buy one. They do cost a lot of 
money, close to $700.00. but it should be fun to see 
how it will print a color picture and print letter 
quality text. 

Take note of the ad that Plato Computer has in this 
month’s Bits & Chips. Commodore has made a 
dramatic price reduction on the Amiga 2000— It’s 
about time. Now if they would only reduce the 
price on the 500 and advertise it in the newspapers 
and put them back in the discount stores, perhaps 
our club would grow to the size it was three years 
ago when we were almost 200 members strong. No 
one is buying the 64 anymore, as they can buy an 
Ms-Dos machine at a very low price at these same 
discount stores— Co mmo dore has missed the 
proverbial boat 

Tony Burke has resigned as the 64 DOM Librarian 
for personal reasons, and the club needs someone 
to volunteer to take over the job. PLEASE HELP.. 

Ken Jeffress has volunteered to replace Tony until 
we can find someone else to fill in until the next 
election of officers. As you may not know, the 64 
Librarian has the use of the club’s equipment at 
home to put the 64 DOM together, so you see 
there is some benifit to the job.. 












Reports 


The Club 

The Gateway Compulei Club is a not ioi piolil organization ol 
like-minded computei use is .Me mb exship lee is $15D0 pex yeax. 
Membexs xeceive access to the club's public domain libxaiy, 
educational programs, litexatuxe and monthly Bits & Chips 
Newsle uex. 

Direct all membexship applications and questions to 
the Gateway Computei Club c/o P.O.Box 1839, Faixview 
Heights, 1162206. 

Only public domain pxogxams axe kept in the G.C.C. 
library. Reproduction ol copyrighted soltwaxe is notpxomoied 
nox condoned by the G.C.C. and will not be tolerated at club 
lunc lions. 


Bits & Chips 


Please direct all submissions and advertising to Editor 
Lany Briggs, 1 021 Lalayelte Cl. Collinsville, II 62234. Camera 
ready advertising must be received by the lirstol the month to 
be included in the issue ol the month. 

Sales are as follows: Full page- $1 5.00, Hall page- 
$7.50, Quarter page- $3.75, and business card- $1 0.00 lor 6 
months. 

Contents ol the Bits & Chips may be xepxinied by 
other club newsletters il accompanied by the author's name and 
credit is given to the GATEWAY COMPUTER CLUB. The 
G.C.C. assumes no liability lor errors in articles or 
advertisements. 


Membership Report 

by Dan Deutschmann 


As of April-15-1992 we have 44 active 
members in our club.. 

I would like to inform member: John P 
Maison: that his membership will expire at this 
coming meeting. 

Also this is the last news letter for 
member: Micheal J Ewing: we have not 
recieved a renewal horn him. 

If you have any questions regarding your 
membership, please call: 

588-4721 

See you SOON. 

Dan Deutschmann 


The Officers 

pres: Eail Salmons.397-5029 

V.P.: Inge Liggett.344-0839 

SEC: John Huhhaid.345-1934 

TRE AS: Dan Deuschmann.588-4721 

LIBR: Ken Jeiiiess.(C64).234-4113 

ASST.L1BR.(1BM )BillBtoda.533-0148 

EDITOR: Lany Briggs.345-0220 

M AL: Bill Bioda.533-0148 

Memheishlp Chairman Dan Deutschmann 

M AL: Jim Tomlinson.624-3872 

ASST.LIBR.(AMIGA).Jim Tomlinson 


r 

Treasurer’s 

Report 

By Dan Deutschmann 

Balance March 1,1992.$ 229.97 

! 1 D.O.M. Sales.Amiga. 

I N D.O.M. Sales.IBM.. 

....$ 20.00 

.$ 19.00 

■ C D.O.M. Sales.64/128.... 

.$ 5.00 

* O Blank Disks.3.5. 

.$62.50 

| M Blank Disks....5.25. 

.$ 8.50 


.$ 90.00 

1 50/50 Raffle. 

.$ 8.00 

| 25 3.5 disks Bill Broda (CLUB) 

I MARCH INCOME. 

...$213.00 

■ E NEWS LETTER. 

....$29.00 

1 X POSTAGE. 

, P 

1 E 

1 N 

■ s 

1 E 

i s 

.$11.60 

1 MARCH 

j EXPENSES. 

....$40.60 

i CURRENT 

I BALANCE. 

1 AS OF APRIL 1,1992 

1 

..$402.37 


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By Earl Salmons 
April 1992 


CONTEST - CONTEST 


Believe it or not, here I 
sit-all alone-in this beautiful suite 
of offices of a private 
investigation agency. Besides all 
of the elegant furniture, there are 
such amenities as a refrigerator, 
copy machine, fax machine, 
coffee maker, gumball machine, 
and three computers. One is a 
Commodore 64, one is an Epson, 
and in the big-shot’s office is an 
IBM compatible that does 
wondrous things. With the 
program disk in and the modem 
going, I can put my automobile 
license number in the computer, 
hit a key, and in a minute and a 
half I will know more about me 
than I ever wanted to know. The 
information given consists of 
name, address, age, workplace, 
credit rating, and where I bank, 
etc. Of course, for each inquiry, 
there is a charge. This program is 
used for skip tracing of people 
who run out on debts. 


A Contest to test your artistic ability is 
open to all club members. 

Compose a one quarter page ad to be used 
to inform the public of our club activities, 
and to help us increase our membership. Use 
your favorite program, to put text and 
graphics, our meeting place, time, name and 
phone number to call, and any thing else that 
you can think of that looks good. Enter as 
many times as you wish. 

Winner will get 25 blank disks of their 
choice.— 

Entries must be in by the June meeting. 


Gateway Computer Club Application: 

$15.00 Membership Fee Due Annually. 

Name:_Number: 


Address: 


As I sit here looking out 
the window, a tall blond just 
walked by. My detective training 
tells me she’s tall because this 
office is on the second floor. 

Truthfully, I’m just here 
to answer the telephone and take 
messages while the person who 
usually does this is on vacation 
for a few days. 

The new seating 
arrangement seems to work very 
well. Apparently more people 
felt comfortable discussing their 
computer problems, and there 
was a better flow of 
conversation. 


City:_State: Z ip:_ 

Phone:_Date:_AmtPaid: 


I have a: ()C64 ()C128 () Amiga () Apple 
() Atari () IBM () Macintosh () Modem 
( ) Other [s]:_ 

Name of SIG you wish to be associated with:_ 

I agree not to copy, Copyright protected programs at 
any Gateway Computer Club meetings. 

() RENEWAL APPLICATION () NEW APPLICATION 

Please Sign Here:_ 


Please use the application above to make any changes to 
equipment. Some of you have changed to other makes of 
computers. We need this information to keep our records 
straight. 


Thank You... 




Amiga D.O.M. Apr. 92 

by Jim Tomlinson 

AMGIF2.0 - Converts Amiga IFF pictures to 
GIF. Supports 320x200 & 320x400 in up to 32 
colors or HAM mode, and 640x200 & 640x400 in 
up to 16 colors. HAM mode pictures are reduced to 
256 colors. Also supports Extra-Halfbrite modes. 
Should be used from CLL 

Cheatsheet.TXT - A lot of backdoors tips and 
cheats on some of the most popular games. 

LHA - LhArc and LHA compatible 

archiver for the 

Commodore-Amiga Computer. Compresses 
multiple files into a single file for sending across a 
modem. 

CrazyPipes - Crazy Pipes is a game of 
strategy and reflexes played by one person. The 
object is to keep a liquid from spilling on the 
playing surface for as long as possible. You will 
need to lay enough pipe to keep this from 
happening. 

To accomplish this, a factory has been built which 
will supply you with an unlimited stream of pipes. 
Although your pipe supply is good you don’t have 
much time. 

TwinExpress - Twin Express is a file transfer 
program that allows a user to quickly transfer 
files between two computers via a cable connected 
to their serial ports. It is an attractive solution to 
the problem of transferring data to a computer 
equipped with a different type of floppy drive 
or to a floppyless workstation. It is also an 
inexpensive alternative to those time-consuming 
exchanges of floppy disks and slow 
communication programs. 

Wasp - Wasp will convert any GIF or IFF 

file to an IFF file. It will convert from many, many 
input file formats like GIF, IFF, Sun, SHAM, 24-bit 
etc. to a wide variety of output formats including 
Lores, Hires, EHB, HAM, SHAM, Dyna-HAM, 24- 
bit RGB, and SRGR. Its conversions are excellent 
and exceed every other IFF/GIF converter I’ve 
tried, ie: tad, gifmachine, supercon, pbmplus, 
GIFtoIFF, etc. and it’s FAST! 


C64 D.O.M. April 92 

by Ken Jeffress 

The following is a brief description of the Last 
Will & Testament program for the Commodore 
64. It was written in basic & then compiled for a 
little more speed. The program was designed to 
create a variety of wills, depending on your 
situation. For example, if you are married you 
would need a different will than a single person. 
Also, if you have children, you would need to make 
provisions for them in your will. If your children 
are mino rs you mig ht want to create a trust for them 
until they reach the age of majority. 

All these options & more are available in 
this easy to use, menu driven program. In addition 
to the will, the last page of the print-out contains a 
list of important documents & records your attorney 
and/or executor will need. 

The above is a commercial program, up¬ 
loaded to Quantum Link as Shareware, therefore 
placing it in the Public Domain. 

FINIS 

Computerized by K.M. Jeffress 


Minutes from page 1 

We plan to make make up some flyers to place in 
stores for them to put in bags with the customer’s 
receipt This will be looked into more, and results 
reported to the membership. We are checking with 
stores at this time. If any one knows any one with a 
computer store, check with them and let us know. 

We need some more people to VOLUNTEER 
to make flyers on your computer not a lot just 50 
or so copy s we will try to have a rough draft by 
meeting night I know that NO one wants to 
volunteer,,,, (thats a bad word.) 

Now you can do something to help your club. If 
every one helps out it wont hurt at all, THANKS. 

The President Adjourned the meeting. 




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Fairview Heights, IL 62208 


Check your dues date! 


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Bits & Chips 

of the Gateway Computer Club 

Volumes Mayl992 Number 5 


MINUTES 

By John Hubbard 

Regular Meeting April 15,1992 

The meeting was called to oidei at7:i Opm hy Piesident 
Salmons. 

One officer and one MAL weie absent. 

The minutes and the financial report of the last meeting weie 
accepted as printed in the Bits & Chips. 

DON’T FORGET THE CONTEST THAT IS GOING ON 
NOW YOU CAN WIN DISK’S. SEE IF YOU CAN 
HAVE A BAG STUFFER FOR THIS NEXT MEETING. 

11 you missed the last meeting, WOW...you missed aveiy 
good demo of the HP coloi inkjet piintej, it was good. Dont 
miss this coming meeting!!! 

At last meeting thele weie 19 at the meeting. At the next 
meeting lets try to he theie oi even hettei bring a lriend. 

We want to thank John Koen, loi his woik on the demo, we 
now have a demo ol oui club to lun in computer store’s, (see 
what your missing when you miss a meeting) 

CONGRATULATION CONGRATULATION 

GRANDBABY 

To, Ken and Juanita Welker Hist Grandson 
NAME, Justin Robert 
WHEN,5:25pm April 15,1 992 
81bs 21 in. 

The President adjourned the meeting at 7:25pm 


EDITOR’S NOTES 

By Larry Briggs 

Well sportfans. I’m proud of you. At last month’s 
meeting there was a lot of interest shown to the demo of the 
Hewlett Packard inkjet Color printer by Richard Collins. It 
seems that something never seems to works the same when 
you try to demo at the club as it did at home. Rich had 
trouble getting the printer driver to work, that’s life in the 
big city. The next month’s demo will be done by Dan 
Deutschmann, he will demo a program on the Amiga called 
Bankun, It is a checkbook and financial record keeping 
program that does wonders, a must see.. 


to make a flier to be placed in various stores that will let 
prospective members know where we are.Do your best. 
Compose a quarter page ad of your own design, the winner 
will win 25 blank disks of their choice, make as many as you 
wish. But they must be in by the June meeting.. 

AUCTION TIME AGAIN, in September, bring 
anything electronic and see if you can sell it, this time you will 
be the auctioneer for your own articles for sale, a new 
approach, who else can tell us what it is, and the condition. Be 
sure to put your name and the minimum price on each article. 
Whatever you sell it for-you keep. Good luck. 


APRIL 1992 C64 

by Ken Jeffress 

STEREO PLAYER == Version 10.3 

This program is COPYRIGHTED and made available on a 
FREEWARE type of basis. This program and all its files were 
down-loaded from Quantum Link. 

This is the latest and LAST (supposedly), version of the 
ultimate Sid Music Players in the public domain. 

1 have included a Doc. reader and printer from previous 
versions. Also included are some of the docs from previous 
versions, which gives you a rather complete working 
knowledge of this music player. 

You really have to spend thousands of dollars to get this 
much action out of any other home computer. The program 
also displays graphics along with the music (new). 

The rest of the disk is filled with SID music files, (mus.). 
You can also play any old SID music files you may have laying 
around on old GCC disks, etc. 


FINIS 

Computerized by K.M. Jeffress 


Keep in mind the contest that is for the members 





Reports 


The Club 

The Gateway Compulei Club is a not loi profit organization of 
like-minded computei use is .Membership lee is Si 5«00 pei yeai. 
Membeis receive access to the club's public domain library, 
educational programs, liteiatuie and monthly Bits & Chips 
Newsle iter. 

Direct all membership applications and questions to 
the Gateway Computer Club c/o P.O.Box 1839, Faiiview 
Heights, II62206. 

Only public domain programs are kepi in the G.C.C. 
library. Reproduction oX copyrighted soXtware is not promoted 
nor condoned by the G.C.C. and will not be tolerated at club 
Xunc lions. 


Bits & Chips 


Please direct all submissions and advertising to Editor 
Larry Briggs, 1 021 LaXaye lie C l Collinsville, 1162234. Cameia 
ready advertising must be received by the Xirst oX the month to 
be included in the issue oX the month. 

_- Rates,are,aj; Xo U ow^LKiilLpa gB-JE f S.QO t _HjalLpag er ,_ 

$7.50, Quarter page- $3.75, and business card- $10.00 Xor 6 
months. 

Contents oX the Bits & Chips may be reprinted by 
other club newsletters iX accompanied by the author's name and 
credit is given to the GATEWAY COMPUTER CLUB. The 
G.C.C. assumes no liability Xor errors in articles or 
advertisements. 


by Dan Deutschmann 

As oX May-20-l 992 we have 43 active members in our 
club.. 

3 would like to inform these members: Betty Feigenbutz, 
Tom McDonald, and Ted & Eula Schmidt: that their 
memberships will expire at this coming meeting. 

Also this is the last news letter lor member: JohnP 
Maison: we have not recieved a renewal from him. 

We have lost Michael Ewing. He hasn’t renewed his 
membership as of yet 

If you have any questions regarding your membership, 
please call: 588-4721 

See youSOON. 

Dan Deutschmann 


The Officers 


PRES: Earl Salmons.397-5029 


V.P.: Inge Liggett.344-0839 

SEC: John Hubbard.345-1934 

TREAS: Dan Deuschmann.588-4721 

L1BR: Ken Jeffress.(C64).234-4113 

ASST.LIBR.(IBM )Bill Broda.533-0148 

EDITOR: Lany Briggs.345-0220 

M AL: Bill Broda.533-01 48 

Membership Chairman Dan Deutschmann 

M AL: Jim Tomlinson.624-3872 

ASST.LIBR.(AMIGA).Jim Tomlinson 


Treasurer’s 

_——-Report - 

B y Dan Deutschmann 
Balance April 1,1992.....$402.37 


I D.O.M. Sales.Amiga.$ 12.00 

N D.O.M. Sales.IBM.$ 12.00 

C D.O.M. Sales.64/128.$ 6.00 

O Blank Disks.3.5.$25.50 

M Blank Disks....5.25.$ 25.00 

E Membership.$ 15.00 

50/50 Raffle.$ 0.00 

25 3.5 BlankDisks Jim Tomlison 
For DOM Amig^ Library(CLUB) 

MARCH INCOME.$110.50 

E NEWS LETTER.$ 29.57 

X POSTAGE..$ 17.40 

P 

E 

N 

S 

E 

S 

MARCH EXPENSES.$ 46.97 

CURRENT BALANCE 

AS OF MAY 1,1992.$465.90 




































Amiga D.O.M. May 92 

by Jim Tomlinson 

Disk of the Month ioi May 1992 

Cave Runnel - A fame played from CL1 ox 

SHELL* 

Descendex - DESCENDER is a game in the 
tradition of the vectox graphic axcade fame TEMPEST. 

FishHack - Wanda is a woxkhench hack, which 
when activated will cause a window and four fish to appear. 
The window is thexe so that you can stop Wanda anytime. The 
fish come in two sizes and Wanda randomly decides what size 
each oi the ioux fish will he on initialisation. The iish like 
windows so they will bounce around them. Once the fish is in a 
window, it usually likes to stay there fox a while, so it will 
attempt to stay within the window. 11 you move ox resize the 
window, the fish will follow it, and go around the new window 
boundaries. Also, a fish will speed up or slow down. The fish 
don’t like to be away from a window, so if you close a window 
that a fish is currently in, it will immediately rush away to 
another window. 

FunnyWB - Another good hack. Y ou must run 

this from a CL1 or SHELL. 

IconEditor - IE has the following abilities: 

- Can create icons up to 640x200 pixels. 

- Handles creation and editing of dual-rendered icons. 

- Uses scroll bars for ease of moving around icon 

bitmap. 

- Icon preview function allows you to 9ee what youx 
icon will look like without leaving the program. Any changes 
made to the icon bitmap can be seen immediately in the 
pie view. 

- Detaches from CL1 fox background running. 

- Able to edit miscellaneous aspects of the icon 
including the aspects edited by the WorkBench menu item 
"INFO" - Icon Type 
(D IS K /D R AW ER/PRO JEC T/TO 0 L/G AR B AG E) 

Icon Select Highlight 
(COMPLEMENTS ACKFILL/ALTERNATE PIC) 

- Position of Icon (including FIND BEST POSITION) 

- StackSize (for project and tool icons) 


- Default Tool (fox disk and project icons) 

- Definitions of up to 10 Tool Type strings 

- Si 2 e and placement of opened window (fox disk, 
drawer and garbage icons). 

- Flood fill colouring. 

- Iconify to shrink windows. 

- Write Icon as C Code so your programs can write their 
own icons .(Can also be used to generate C Code for images so you 
can use IE to create gadget images and save them as C Code for 
inclusion in your programs). 

LHA vl .11 - This is an update to last month’s 

release of LHA. Fixed packing progress indicator type 3 (-D3) 
glitch. Fixed the last bug in compression. The compression ratio 
has also been improved slightly over VI .1 0 (Thanks to Stefan 
Becker for reporting). Fixed a few 'bugs’ In the manual. Add 
operations now respect the -N option setting. Add operations now 
respect the -F option setting. 

LHASFX - LhASFX sole purpose in life is to 
create SFX-archives, ASFX-archive is a normal LhA archive 
with a special executable SFX-header prepended to it, which 
makes it possible to list, test and extract files from the archive 
by means of executing it. Those of you who have used LHA or 
ARJonMSDOS machines probably know what it is, 

LZPower - This will allow you to EXECUTE, 
PLAY, TYPE, or SHOW any .LHA/.LZH file without the need to 
decompress it first! 

UnAri - This is UnAri Amiga vl .0. It is fully 

capable of extracting any IBM .ARJ file. The program has built in 
usage, simply type UnAri and you will get a self explanatory list of 
options, of which there arent many. 

VLabel - This program will print labels (or 

envelopes...) which are composed of an IFF graphic and any 
number of lines of text (from 0 to 50). The text is merged into the 
graphic and may be written in any font in the system, each line of 
text is independently positioned anywhere on the page. 

WBUndo - WBUndo is a front end shell for .arc, 
.Izh, .zip, and .zoo archives. It was made to allow workbench users 
to extract files from these archives. The main programing 
considerations were to make it as small as possible, while still 
being bug free and user friendly. 





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_at Regular Meetings 


Visitors Always Welcome 
At Meetings 

Meetings are held the third Wednesday of every 
month at the Caseyville Township Hall, 10010 
Bunkum Road in Fairview Heights 


GATEWAY COMPUTER CLUB 1 ^ 
P.O. Box 1839 X, %£ 'J 

Fairview Heights, IL 62208 


Check your dues datel 


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movies, or any other use you may have for Titles. 


MINUTES 

By John Hubbard Don’t forget the contest for the flier, all entries 

Regular Meeting May 20,1992 25 


The President called the meeting to order at 
7:08pm. 

MINUTES: The minutes were accepted as 
printed in Bits and Chips. 

FINANCIAL REPORT: The financial report 
was accepted as printed in the Bits and Chips. 

DEMO: Last meeting Dan Deutschmann 
gave a very good demo on BANKN if you missed it 
you missed something special. 

Demo for June 17 meeting will 
be.well....you come and see don’t miss this one. 

We need DEMOS if you have a program 
you like and you know it come show it to us, have a 
demo. 

AUCTION: SEPT.MEETING will be the 
club auction, bring any thing you want that is 
electronic. 

BITS & CHIPS: The Bits and Chips will 
stay at two (2) pages. 

The President adjourned the meeting at 

7:27pm 


EDITOR’S NOTES 

By Lany Briggs 

Another nice demo, this time a program 
called Bankn, a check book record keeper % Dan 
Deutschmann, Good job Dan.. 

Next month, if Jim Tomlinson gets back 
from the sand box in time, he will demo the transfer 
of text between two computers, MsDos to Amiga 
and/or Commodore 64/128 using a null modem. 
Each computer is booted with it’s own 
communication program then the text is transferred 
as an ascii file. He said that he may also try to 
access a local BBS using the telephone. We all want 
to see this demonstration. If Jim can’t make it, John 
Hubbard said that he will demo TV TEXT, a 
program that makes titles for your camcorder 


We need another volunteer for a demo for July 
and August. The auction is planned for September. 
Perhaps for July we can have a round table discussion, 
just talk computers and their problems, and maybe 
have some talk as to where the Gateway Computer 
Club is going. Perhaps we may have some input as to 
what you members want out of the club, or better yet, 
what you can put into it. 

For all you new members, I will tell you how I 
put this news letter together. I am using a Amiga 2000 
with hard drive and Amiga version 2.4 DOS. I have a 
28 mhz GVP accelerator, and 7 meg of memory. I use 
Pagestream, a desktop publishing program that is the 
best of the three that I have tried, it is easy to learn 
and use, and the result is outstanding. The program is 
huge and I have much more to learn. 


SIM CITY 

Hold SHIFT and type ’FUND’ for $10,000. It 
will cause an earthquake every tenth time you do it, so 
do it before you start your city. Another tip is to set the 
citizen’s taxes to 0%. Then just before tax collection 
(December or November if playing at fast speed) quickly 
set the taxes up to 20%. Then after you collect taxes, put 
it back down to 0%. This way the citizens think they are 
not paying any taxes. 

You can build land on water. Find a straight 
(horizontal or vertical), stretch of coastline and string a 
powerline along it. Next, move one square over, out into 
the water and string another powerune parallel to the 
first. Repeat as many times as you want. Then just 
bulldoze all the excess powerlines and you can build on 
the new land. To MAKE land you simply make a 3 lane 
highway across any water source. When you make a road 
by putting 3 sections of road on top of three section of 
road on top of three sections of road (3 by 3) you make 1 
section of land in the middle. 

WWWWW WWWWW To make 
more land, just WRRRW WRRRW move your 
roads over, or L= land WRRRW = 

WRLRW make your roads 4 by 4, W= water 
WRRRW WRRRW 5 by 5 etc. Play with R= 
road LLRRRLL LLRRRLLL it It’ll work. 

LLLLLLLLLLLLLLL 













































The Club 

The Gateway Computer Club is a not for profit 
organization of like-minded computer 
users.Membership fee is $15.00 per year. Members 
receive access to the club’s public domain library, 
educational programs, literature and monthly Bits & 
Chips Newsletter. 

Direct all membership applications and 
questions to the Gateway Computer Club c/o 
P.O.Box 1839, Fairview Heights, II62206. 

Only public domain programs are kept in the 
G.C.C. library. Reproduction of copyrighted 
software is not promoted nor condoned by the 
G.C.C. and will not be tolerated at club functions. 

Bits & Chips 

Please direct all submissions and advertising 
to Editor Larry Briggs, 1021 Lafayette Ct. 
Collinsville, II 62234. Camera ready advertising 
must be received by the first of the month to be 
included in the issue of the month. 

Rates are as follows: Full page- $15.00, 
Half page- $7.50, Quarter page- $3.75, and business 
card- $10.00 for 6 months. 

Contents of the Bits & Chips may be 
reprinted by other club newsletters if accompanied 


The Officers 


PRES: Earl Salmons.397-5029 

V.P.: Inge Liggett.344-0839 

SEC: John Hubbard.345-1934 

TREAS: Dan Deuschmann.588-4721 

L1BR: Ken Jeffress.(C64).234-4113 

ASST.LIBR(IBM )Bill Broda.....533-0148 

EDITOR: Larry Briggs.345-0220 

MAL: BillBroda.533-0148 

Membership Chairman Dan Deutschmann 
MAL: Jim Tomlinson..624-3872 


ASST.UBR(AMIGA).Jim Tomlinson 


I Treasurer’s 

| . ... Report 

| By Dan Deutschmann 

! Balance MAY 1,1992. $ 465.90 


by the author’s name and credit is given to the 
GATEWAY COMPUTER CLUB. The G.C.C. 
assumes no liability for errors in articles or 
advertisements. 

Membership Report 

by Dan Deutschmann 

As of June-17-1992 we have 43 active 
members in our club.. 

I would like to inform these members: Tom 
Clark and Kenneth Jeffress that their 
membership will expire at this Coming meeting. 

We have lost Member: John P. Maison. He 
has not, at this time renewed his membership. 

If you have any questions regarding your 
membership, please call: 

588-4721 
See you SOON. 

Dan Deutschmann 


I D.O.M. Sales.Amiga.. 

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Amiga D.O.M. June 92 

by Jim Tomlinson 

Disk of the Month for June 
1992 

Note: To get the most from this disk, please 
boot from it! 

AddressFiling System - A really nice 
address book program. 

CONSOLE - A fancy menu 

program for the Amiga. It is what you get when you 
boot from this disk. The program also allows you to 
make up your own menus too! 

Plans - Plans is a high speed, 

versatile drafting program. Plans uses a heirarchical 
(DOS like) data structure allowing the user to 
manipulate low level primitives or higher level 
objects (includingthe entire drawing). The 
operations permitted On the directory (object) level 
include: 

Copy, Move, Delete, Array Angle, Array 
Grid, Translate, Rotate, Color, Size (distort). Group 
and Rename; In addition the user may set the view to 
include the entire drawing or only any directoiy. 

IconJ - IconJ is a Workbench 

(WB, Commodore-Amiga) utility that allows 
execution of scripts (aka "batch files”) by clicking an 
icon assigned to that script 

MIPS - For excellerated 

Amigas only! This program will show your 
computers speed. 

Optimizer - This program will 

optimize hard disks, recoverable ram disks (rads), and 
floppy disks, which use either the Fast File System 
(FFS) or the Old File System (OFS). The AmigaDOS 
2.04 HARD LINKs for both files and directoriesare 
also supported. 

SuperSpell - SuperSpell, the 

global, real-time spelling checker! SuperSpell installs 
an input handler, and runs invisibly in the 
background. Anything you type into any window will 
have its spelling checked. Only words greater than 4 
letters long are checked. If the word you have just 
typed is not found in the dictionary, you are notified, 
either by a window appearing, or by a screen flash. 


is basically a Quantum hard drive accelerator. 
Some controllers will actually "fail-back" to CPU 
controlled I/O after a disconnect/reconnect! The 
bottom line is that your hard disk data transfer 
performance can drop... And in some cases CPU 
availibility during a hard disk access will 
disappear. This program will set a bit so that a 
quantum hard drive won’t do that and thus keep 
going the fastest possible speed. 


JUNE 1992 C64 D.O.M. 


by Ken Jeffress 


OMEGA-QII 

By Robert Stoerrle 

This is the premiere utility disk for the C-64 
and the C-128. This program was produced for 
Quantum Link subscribers and therefore placed 
in die public domain. 

This disk will boot Quantum Link, boot other 
programs, scratch files, rename files, format a 
disk, copy files, validate a disk, unscratch files, 
lock files, unlock files, alter file types, list and 
print directories, plus more. 

The main purpose of this disk is not any of the 
above. Its mam goal is to "unsqueeze" or 
"dissolve” files that have been compacted for 
transmission over phone lines. 

The group of programs on this disk will 
automatically dissolve most compressed files so 
they can be used as intended. It will unsqueeze 
".arc",".lbr",".lnx",".sda" files. 

The program will also read and print 
".doc", .seq"and ".txt" files. You can find most of 
these types of files on previous GCC Disks -of- 
The-Month. You may nave to recopy some to a 
blank disk to get more room, because they take 
more space when dissolved. I hope this is not 
totally confusing. 

FINIS 

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MINUTES 

By John Hubbard 

Regular Meeting June 17,1992 

The President called the meeting to order at 

7:10pm. 

MNUTES: The minutes were accepted as 
printed in the Bits & Chips. 

FINANCIAL REPORT: The financial report 
was accepted as printed in the Bits & Chips. 

DEMO: Jim Tomlinson could not put on his 
demo using a null modem, as he returned home from 
overseas too late to prepare his presentation. He will 
try to make this demonstration next month. The 
backup demo by John Hubbard of TV TEXT was also 
not shown a6 he was absent due to illness. 

There was a long discussion by President 
Salmons about the board’s decision to change the 
meeting location from the present cite to the Western 
Sizzlin, the same place the executive board now meets. 
There will be further discussion at the July meeting, 
and voted on. 

AUCTION: Sept, meeting will be the club 
auction, bring anything you want that is electronic. 

The President adjourned the meeting et 

7:50pm. 

EDITOR’S NOTES 

By Larry Briggs 


This was discussed in length at the May meeting 
with only two members voicing any opposition and then 
only mildly. It will be presented again at the July meeting 
and voted upon. 

We do not seem to find anyone new to run for the 
board of directors, and the present board is getting tired 
and may not run for office in November. Please, if any 
one is interested in the continued functions of die club, let 
the President or other board member know now, if you 
can and will run for an office. I will continue to function 
as editor if the membership so desires. I can not say that 
the other officers will run again. 

WE hope to have a demo by Jim Tomlinson on 
the use of the null modem between two computers- 
Commodore 128/64 and AMIGA. He may also try to 
access a Bulletin Board. This is a must see demo if you 
are interested in telecommunications. 


JULY 1992 C64 D.O.M 

by Ken Jefifress 

The C-64 disk-of-the-month is one of my own 
personal collections of utilities. Some are for the C=64 
and some are for the C=128. 

All are public domain and some are unobtainable 
elsewhere. A partial listing is as follows: 


The club conducted a contest to see who could 
make a flier that could be used as an advertisement for 
new members. The deadline was last meeting night, 
no one participated, so the club saved 25 blank disks... 

At our last board meeting, it was decided to 
change the meeting format from our present location 
to the Western Sizzlin restaurant. This will be a dinner 
meeting, "YOU DO NOT HAVE TO EAT". There is a 
very nice private room for the meeting, we will 
continue to have a news letter. Disks of the month, 
Club library, and blank disks for sale. They have 
plenty of wall outlets if you want to bring your 
computer to oopy the club library disks and/or conduct 
a demonstration. 


Directory magic, directory master, Label Pro4.0, 
Diskmate V1.0, C-128 bootmaker, Omega-Q, Disk 
Whiz V1.1, Sprint, Ultra, Ultra V6.0, Disk Helper 5,0, 
Easy Dos it 9 A, Notator.128, Header change, Hackem 
Patch, Autoboot manager, 1571 Rom check, Drive 
aligner, etc, 

There are 158 blocks free on the whole disk, both 
sides. So I think you should get your moneys worth. 

FINIS 

Computerized by K.M. Jeffress 










The Club 

The Gateway Compute! Club is a not loi profit organization ol 
like-minded compute! usexs.Membexship lee is $15.00 pex yeas. 
Members receive access to the club's public domain library, 
educational programs, literature and monthly Bits k Chips 
Newsletter 

Diiect all membership applications and questions to 
the Gateway Compute! Club c/o P.O.Box 1839, Faixview 
Heights, U 62206. 

Only public domain programs axe kept in the G.C.C. 
libxaxy. Reproduction ol copyxighted soltwaxe is not promoted 
nox condoned by the G.C.C. and will not be tolexated at club 
Xunctions. 


Bits & Chips 

Please dixectaU submissions and advextising to Editor 
Laiiy Bxiggs, 1021 LaXayette CL Collinsville, n 62234. Camexa 
xeady advextising must be xeceived by the XixstoX the month to 
be included in the issue ol the month. 

- _ Rates axe-asJoJlow^JMl page- £15,00, Hall page- 

87 JO, Quaxtex page- $3.75, and business card- $10.00 Xox 6 
months. 

Contents ol the Bits & Chips may be xepxinted by 
othex club newsleuexs iX accompanied by the author's name and 
cxedit is given to the GATEWAY COMPUTER CLUB. The 
G.C.C. assumes no liability Xox exxoxs in axticles ox 
advextisements. 



As of July-15-1992 we have 44 active members in oux 
club.. 

Lets all give a big welcome to new membex, James 
Eagenfiom Belleville, II. 

1 would like to inform membex: Tony Buxke that his 
membership will expire at this Coming meeting. 

If you have any questions about your membership, 
please call. 

588-4721 

SeeyouSOON. 

Dan Deutschmann 


The Officers 


PRES: Hail Salmons..397-5029 

Inge Liggett.344-0839 

SEC: JobnHulHaid.....345-1934 

TREAS: Dan Denschmann..588-4721 

L1BR: Ken Jeiiiess.(C64)...234-41 13 

ASSTJ.1BR.(IBM )BlUBioda—533-0148 

EDITOR: Lany BHggs..345-0220 

M AL: Bill B ioda.£33-0148 

Membership Chaiiman Dan Deutschmann 

MAL: Jim Tomlinson....£24-3872 

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By Dan Deutschmann 


Balance JUNE 1,1992 .$ 555.46 

I D.O.M.Sales.Amiga....$ 10.00 

N D.O.M. SalesJBM.I 0430 

C D .0 .M. S ale S..64/1 28. $ 4.00 

O Blank Disks.3.5.£12.50 

M Blank Disks£.25.$ 8.50 

E Membership.£15.00 

50/50 Raffle.$ 04)0 

JUNE INCOME.£ 504)0 


E NEWS LETTER_£ 15.75 

X POSTAGE.£ll £0 

P Caseyvllle Hall Use.£ 60.00 

E 500 3.5 Blank Disks........£190.00 

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JUNE EXPENSES.£277.35 


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AS OF JULY 1,1992..., 


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Amiga D.O.M. July 92 

by Jim Tomlinson 

Disk of the Month for July 1992 

Chat-N-Send - Here is die terminal program made 
just for talking to your friends. As the name implies, you 
can chat with a Mend while downloading programs too! 
Works only on Amiga and your Mend must also have this 
program. 

Cubus - Cubus is a three-dimensional tetris 

program. It differs in approach alot from Blockout both in 
play and appearance. 

DW 1.43 - An update to DirWork from a 

previous DOM. It is a well written Disk tree program. 

FontCacheX - FontCacheX will cache the results 
of calls to the diskfontlibraiy’s AvailFontsO call, meaning 
that any program that shows you a list of fonts won’t have 
to read it more than once (such as running "Font” under 
2.0), and usually all programs will share the same resident 
cached font list 

HAL to IBM - A humorous text file on what would 
happen to the 2001 computer if turned into an IBM. 

Lens - This is yet another lens program. 

NewZap - NewZAP is a multi-purpose file sector 
editing utility. If you’ve ever had the need to alter just a 
few bytes within a file, examine its binary and ASCII 
representations, or search for key sequences of digits or 
characters, NewZAP will make your hacking life a little 
bit easier. 

PICKING THE RIGHT MODEM 

The computer in the home cannot be isolated 
from its electronic kin if it is be an extension of the 
business computer in the office. 

With so many home offices and their computers 
"talking* to one another, one of the main problems is 
incompatibility. You can’t, for instance, take a floppy disc 
containing this article created on an IBM PC and insert it 
into an Apple II or an Amiga and expect these computers 
to deal with it. But it is possible to have the IBM PC 
translate die story into ASCII (Pronounced ASK-ee, the 
American Code for Information Interchange, and send this 
over the telephone to any other home PC, or for that 
matter to a mainframe business computer. It also possible 
to transfer this same data between two incompatible 
computers using an Null modem cable in the same room. 
(Our dub will have an demonstration at a meeting soon.) 

Such transmissions require a modem, which 
stands for Modulator-Demodulator. The device translates 
the digital signals from the computer into analog signals 
for transmission along telephone 1i«<« to another modem. 


which translates them back into digital signals. 

In essence, it turns electronic impulses into 
tones similar to those of a touch-tone telephone. If that 
sounds complex, it is. Luckily, choosing a modem is less 
so. 

The first step is to decide between an internal 
and an external modem. An internal modem fits inside 
the computer (if yours is designed to accommodate one.) 
The arguments for it are its simplicity and the space 
saved. Inside the machine, it needs no extra cables. 

Modems range in price from $50 to $500, 
Depending on sophistication and brand name, and 
internal modems usually cost less than their external 
counterparts. On the negative side, if you ever sell the 
computer, you may have to buy a new modem for your 
next machine. 

One virtue of the external modem is that it can 
be hooked up to different computers at different times. 
Most external modems also give comforting visual 
feedback with rows of lights that go on in sequence as 
the computer picks up the phone, dials, connects with 
the computer at the other end and starts sending or 
receiving. 

But as small—about the size of a cigar box—and 
unobtrusive as these units are, I prefer the internal units 
to avoid yet another layer of cables, the external modems 
usually require three: a power cord,a connector to the 
compute' and a telephone line. 

The second and third basic decisions are all but 
made for you. One is on the speed measured in baud, or 
bits per second. The most common rates are 
300,1200,and 2400 baud, (the 9600 baud is very 
expensive), the 300 baud is much too slow, and only die 
1200 or 2400 baud should be considered. If you 
purchase a 2400 baud it will handle all speeds up to, and 
including 2400 baud. The speed of the 2400 baud and 
it’s reliability will cut down your on line time, which 
becomes costly if you are using long distance. Most 
Bulletin Board’s use 2400 baud and do not charge extra 
for it’s use. 

The other preanswered question concerns Hays 
compatibility. The Hays Smartmodem has become in the 
telecommunications world what the IBM PC is in the 
personal computer realm: the leader. Thus, any modem 
you buy should be able to communicate with a Hays 
Smartmodem and function as it does. Most modem 
software, including IBM’s uses the AT command set, as 
it is called, originated by Hayes. So yours should toj. 

Purchase a good communication program 
written for your machine, or use a public domain 
program. There are a lot of good public domain 
programs available, check our club’s library, that is 
where I got mine. Just make sure that the program 
allows you to use another compute to csJl up your home 
compute while you are away and run the one at home as 
if you were sitting at the keyboard. With such software 
and a modem, you can leave home without your 
compute and not lose touch. 



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MINUTES 

By John Hubbard 


EDITOR’S NOTES 

By Larry Briggs 


MINUTES 

Regular Meeting July 15,1992 

The meeting was called to order at 7:06pm 
by President Salmons. 

Two officer’s were absent 

The minutes of the last meeting were 
accepted as printed in die Bits & Chips. 

OLD BIS. The vote for moving our 
meeting place has been put off till this coming 
meeting night 

There has been a lot of discussion about 
moving our meeting place, we need your input So 
tell us what you think. 

It’s just about AUCTION TIME AGAIN, 
in September, bring any thing electronic you want 
to sell, I need a hard drive my self, what do you 
need, OR what don’t you need. 

FINANCIAL REPORT: Was read by the 
President and accepted 

VISITORS; We had some visitors last 
meeting and we want to invite those visitors back 
to any of our meetings. 

So tell someone about our club, we are here 

to help. 

SHOW OF HANDS: At last meeting we 
had a show of hands for members that will be 
interested in running for office next year, there 
was ONE. Think about it Club... 

DEMO: There is a demo every meeting so 
turn off the T V and get out in the fresh air on die 
way to our meeting. 

DISK: At every meeting we have disk for 
sale at a good price. Ask about the D O M for your 
computer. 

The President adjourned the meeting at 
7:53pm 


This is the hardest Editor’s report that 
I have ever had to write. My wife, charlotte passed 
away on July 13th of this year, I have not only lost a 
veiy good and loving wife, she was also my very 
best friend. My heart is very heavy and I, as well as 
the rest of her family and friends, will miss her for a 
very long time. I want to thank you all for your card 
of condolences. 

I missed the last meeting and just found out 
that Jim had a little trouble transferring files 
between the Amiga and die 128,1 was told that there 
was a Quirk in the Communication program, better 
luck next time Jim. 

The board of directors urge all members that 
can, come to the next meeting in August as there 
will be a discussion and vote if we will or will not 
transfer our regular meeting night to the WESTERN 
SIZZLIN Restaurant. We need your presents to 
settle this issue once and for all, Please you all 
come... 

Another Commodore Amiga computer store 
has bit the dust. I was told by the store employee 
that they will no longer handle the Commodore line. 
It seemed that he had too many people come into the 
store to try out a computer and/on software then buy 
it from a mail order house to save a few dollars. This 
is a sad story so often told by other stores that 
folded. We need to support our local computer 
stores, that is where you can get some help when 
something goes wrong with your equipment or 
software. Think about it.. 

My wife Charlotte was my proof reader and 
I think did a very good job, now I will be proofing 
my own work so if you find something wrong, 
please bear with me. 








The Club 

The Gateway Compute! Club is a notXox piolil organization o I 
like-minded compute! use is .Mem)) eiship Jee is $15X10 pexyeax. 
Mem)>eis xeceive access to the club’s public domain libiaxy, 
educational pxogxams, litexatuxe and monthly Bits & Chips 
Newslettei. 

Dixectall membexship applications and questions to 
the Gateway Computes Club c/o P.O.Box 1839, Faixview 
Heights, 1163206. 

Only public domain programs aie kept in the G.C.C. 
libxaxy. Reproduction ol copy lighted soXtwaxe is nolpxomoted 
nox condoned by the G.C.C. and will not be tolexated at club 
Junctions. 


Bits & Chips 

Please dixectall submissions and advertising to Editox 
Laxxy Bxiggs, 1021 LaXayette Cl Collinsville, II62234, Camera 
zeady advertising must be xeceived by the Xixst oX the month to 
be included in the issue oX the month. 

Ratfii_axfl_a«^XoJlDJW-St Full page^r $ HalX-page- 
$7.50, Quaxtex page- $3.75, and business caxd- $10.00 Xox 6 
months. 

Contents oX the Bits & Chips may be xepxinied by 
othex dub newslettexs iX accompanied by the author's name and 
cxedit is given to the GATEWAY COMPUTER CLUB. The 
G.C.C. assumes no liability Xox exxoxs in axticles ox 
advextisements. 


Membership Report 

by Dan DeutscWann 

As ol AUG-l 9-1992 we have 43 active membeis in oux 
club.. 

I would like to inXoim me mb ex: Ken Welkei that his 
membership will expire at this Coming meeting. Also 
this is the last news letter lor member: Tony Burke. 
Because we have not received a renewal ol membership 
irom him. 

II you have any questions about your membership, 
please call. 

588-4721 

See youSOON. 

Dan Deutschmann 



The Officers 


pres: Earl Salmons.397-5029 

V.P.: Inge Liggett..344-0839 

SEC: Jolm Hubbard.345-1934 

TREAS: San Dense limans.588-4721 

LIBR: Ken Jeiiress.(C64)..234-4113 

ASST.LIBR.(1BM )BlllBroda—533-0148 

EDITOR: Larry Briggs.345-0220 

MAL: Bill Broda..533-0148 

Membership Chairman Dan Deutschmann 

MAL: Jim Tomlinson.524-3872 

ASSTX1BR4AMIGA)..Jim Tomlinson 


Treasurer’s 


B y Dan Deutschmann 
Balance JULT 1,1992 $ 328.11 


I D.O.M. Sales.Amiga.5 20.00 

N D.O.M. Sales.IBM..$ 0.00 

C D .0 .M. S ale s.54/128.5 550 

0 Blank Disks .....3.5........................ 5 8750 

M Blank Disks....5.25.5 2550 

E Membership.515.00 

50/50 Raiile.5 830 

JULT INCOME.3161.00 

E NEWSLETTER.3 21 50 

X POSTAGE.$1150 

P Photos:Carlos Mariles.54.56 

E 50 35 Blank Disks, for 


N Club:Given to Jim Tomlinson 
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JULT EXPENSES.$ 37.76 


CURRENT BALANCE 

AS OF AUGUST 1,1992.3 451.35 


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Amiga D.O.M. Aug 92 

by Jim Tomlinson 

Disk of the Month for August 1992 

CWP - crossword puzzle time-waster 

by Mike Epting, Cupertino, CA. I can’t imagine that 
you really need any documentation to use this 
program with the puzzles provided. The docs are 
even set up to allow you to build your own puzzles. 

DW 1.51 - DirWORK is an update to a 

previous DOM. 

GIF View - This program will let you 

view - and convert GIF files. The save is in standard 
IFF mode. All in all a good viewer program. 

JM - JM is a job management system 

for the Amiga. It requires AmigaDos 2.04 or 
lata*. JM is designed for 68030/40 based machines, 
but versions are provided for 68000/20 systems. JM 
(Job Manager) is a tool which extends the 
AmigaDos multitasking environment. 

PC-Task Demo - Even though the Amiga 
range of computers are excellent, the world pc 
market is still dominated by IBM PC’s. So you 
might want to run some programs written for the 
IBM PC but don’t want to buy another computer. 
This is where PC-Task comes in, it allows you to 
run the majority of IBM PC programs on your 
Amiga computer and hen ce make use of the 
memory and peripherals you already have. The 
speed of PC-Task is directly related to the speed of 
you Amiga so when you make your Amiga faster 
your PC emulation becomes faster. No extra 
hardware is required, and PC-Task multitasks so 
you can continue to run other applications. This is 
the Demo version of the program. 

Ring War - RingWar is a classic arcade 

game of reflexes. The graphics are based on die 
vector style of the old arcade games such as 
Asteroids and Tempest RingWar should work on 
allAmigas. You’ll need about 220K of free chip 
RAM to run the game. If you don’t have enough 
memory to run thegame, or it can’t open necessary 
flies when you first start, die program will not run. 
It is possible to copy the game to your 
HardDrive, or RAMdisk. Simply copy all the 
files in the RingWar directory (RingWar, 
Game.dat, Game, sound) to the desired destination. 
If you wish to reset the HighScore list, simply use 
the CLI to delete the "HighScores" file. When you 


run the game again it will automatically create 
another one. To run the game from the CLI, CD 
into die RingWar directory, and type ’RingWar’. 


Aug 1992 C64 D.O.M 

by Ken Jeffres 

The C-64 club disk for this month is the latest, and 
final version, of a very successful banking program for 
the C-64. 

The above program has the following features: 

1. Quick loader 

2. Menu driven (completely) 

3. Complete documentation (on disk) 

4. Checking accounts 

5. Savings accounts 

6. Mailing labels 

7. Check printing 

8. Password protection 

9. User modifications 

10. File search 

11. Register printout 

12. Monthly bills 

13. Account balancing 

14. Data disk saving 

15. Editing 

16. " Automatic saves 

17. Calculator 

All in all this a very complete home finance program 
for the C-64. 




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Meetings are held the third Wednesday of every 
month at the Casey villa Township Hall, 10010 
Bunkum Road in Fairview Heights 



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P.O. Box 1839 
Fairview Heights, IL 62208 





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MINUTES 

By John Hubbard 
August 19th, 1992 

The meeting was called to order by the President 
Minutes of last meeting were accepted as printed in 
Bits&Chips. 

Membership Report 

As of the first of this month we have 43 members, lost 
one member. 

Old Bis. WE DON’T MOVE 
The President called for a motion to be made for the 
meeting place of the club to be changed, there were no 
motions made, the President called for the motion three 
(3) times, there were no motions made therefor we stay 
where we are. Our meeting place is the same. 

C-64 LIBR. 

Tom McDonald is the new C-64 Liberian by popular 
vote. THANKS TOM. 

We will be needing a Amiga 500 Liberian soon if you 
are interested see any officer or call Jim Tomlinson. 

AUCTION: THIS MONTH THIS MONTH 
THIS MONTH THIS MONTH 
THIS MONTH is our auction bring any and every 
thing electronic and try to sell it 

The meeting was adjourned by the President at 7:40pm. 


EDITOR’S NOTES 

By Larry Briggs 

It looks like the club will not change our 
meeting place. President, Earl Salmons called 
three times for a motion to change the ma ting 
place to the Western Sizzlin and did not get any 
response, so the idea died on the vine. Some 
things never change. I think every one felt more 
comfortable die way things are now. 

There were three visitors at our last meeting. 
I do not know how they knew where we meet, we 
have not been advertising for new members but 


this gives me an idea how we might increase our 
membership. A few years back, the club ran a 
contest, and a prize was given to the person that 
brought in die most new members in a given time. 
Lets see if we can get another contest going and 
determine what kind of a reward can be given to the 
winner. Perhaps everyone should get an award. 
Maybe a disk of die month for each new member 
then their name put on a list for the grand prize. 
Think about it, and lets talk about it at the next 
meeting. 

Do not forget that the September meeting is 
AUCTION NIGHT. Bring anything electronic that 
still is in working condition. Perhaps an old 
computer, disk drive, Monitor, Harddrive or even 
original Programs with documentation. Bring your 
check book or even cash will do in case you find 
something you can use. 

Any member can still run an add in the Bits 
And Chips at no charge. It is a good way to sell any 
equipment that you do not need or to make room for 
that new Computer you are going to buy. (An 
AMIGA I HOPE). I have read in one of the 
magazines that Commodore is coming out with some 
new models sometime in early fall in time for 
Christmas, and they say at a lower price, to be in 
competition with the IBM clones. 

I am asking again, no pleading, for some 
articles to publish from the club member shi p It is 
veiy difficult to publish this newsletter with nothing 
to put in it. I’m sure that you are getting tired of my 
rambling, but as they say, someone has to do it, but a 
little help would be very much appreciated. Thank 
You..... 

Sept,1992 IBM D.O.M. 

By Ken Welker 

This DOM is on a 1.44 meg disk. The main 
feature is GENERAL SALES TRACKER PLUS. It 
does income & billing, prints invoices, income 
reports & ledgers on plain paper. It also prints 
customer statements and labels. Also included on 
this disk is KNAP, an address program for mailing 
labels. POP-LABEL is a nice label making 
program. All of the programs on this disk are 
compressed and must be installed on your hard drive. 









The Club 

The Gateway Compute! Club is a not lox pxofit oxgauizalio a oJt 
like-minded compute! u$@xs .Membexship lee is $15.00 pex ye ax. 
Membeis xeceive access to the club’s public domain libxaxy, 
educational pxogxams, litexatuxe and monthly Bits & Chips 
Newslettex. 

Dixeclall membexship applications and questions to 
the Gateway Compute! Club c/o P.O.Box 1839, Faixview 
Heights, 1162206. 

Only public domain pxogxams aie kept in the G.C.C. 
libxaxy. Repxoduction ol copyxighted soltwaxe is not pxomoted 
nox condoned by the G.C.C. and will not be tolexated at club 
Xunc lions. 


Bits & Chips 

Please dixeclall submissions and advexlising to Editox 
Lauy Biiggs, 1021 LaXayette CL Collinsville, 1162234. Cameia 
xeady advexlising must be ieceived by the XixstoX the month to 
be included in the issue ol the month. 

Hates axe as Xollows: Full page- $15.00, HalX page- 
$7,50, Qusitei page- $3.75, and business caxd- $10.00 Xox-6 
months. 

Contents oX the Bits & Chips may be xepxinted by 
othex club newslelleis iX accompanied by the authox’s name and 
cxedit is given to the GATEWAY COMPUTER CLUB. The 
G.C.C. assumes no liability Xox exxoxs in axticles ox 
advancements. 

Membership Report 

by Dan Deutscnmann 

As of Sept-16-1992 we have 44 active 
members in our club.. 

Lets all give a big welcome to new 
member, Sandra Rosciglione from New Athens, 
Illinois. 

I would like to inform these members: 
Virgil Brawley, Sherry Freeman, Ruth Shaw, 
Charles Trotter, and Juanita Welker that their 
membership will expire at Ihis Coming meeting. 

We have lost Tony Burke because we have 
not recieved a renewal from him. 

If you have any questions about your 
membership, please call. 

588-4721 

See you SOON. 

Dan Deutschmann 


The Officers 


PRES: Eaxl Salmons.397-5029 

V.P.: Inge Liggett.344-0839 

SEC: John Hubhaid.345-1 934 

TREAS: Dan Deuschmann.588-4721 

LIBR: Tom McDonald.344-8017 

ASST.LIB R.(1B M )B ill B xoda.533-0148 

EDITOR: Laiiy Biiggs.345-0220 

MAL: Bill Bxoda.533-01 48 

Membexship Chairman Dan Deutschmann 

M AL: Jim Tomlinson.624-3872 

ASST.LIBR.(AM1GA).Jim Tomlinson 



Treasurer’s 


Report_ 

B y D an D e utsc hmann 


Balance August 1,1 992. 


.... $451.35 

1 D.O.M. Sales.Amiga. 


....$16.00 

N D.O.M. Sales.IBM. 


.$ 8.00 

C D.O.M. Sales.64/128. 


..$ 0.00 

O Blank Disks.3.5. 


.$ 50.50 

M BlankDisks..5.25. 

.. 

.$ 25.50 

E Membexship. 


.$ 30.00 

50/50 Raffle. 


.$ 7.00 

JULY INCOME. 


....$137.00 

E NEWS LETTER. 


.$ 18.90 

X POSTAGE. 


__$ 11.60 

P 100 Blank IBM Disks. 


..$ 61.65 

N 500 Blank Amiga”. 


..$1 90.00 

S Post Office Box Rent. 


.$ 46.50 


E 

S 

JULY EXPENSES.$328.65 


CURRENT BALANCE 
SEPTEMBER 1,1 992.$259.70 




































Amiga D.O.M. Sept 92 

by Jim Tomlinson 

Disk of the Month for August 1992 

CWP - crossword puzzle time-waster 

by Mike Epting, Cupertino, CA. I can’t imagine 
that you really need any documentation to use this 
program with the puzzles provided. The docs are 
even set up to allow you to build your own puzzles. 

DW 1.51 - DirWORK is an update to a 

previous DOM. 

GIF View - This program will let you 
view and convert GIF files. The save is in standard 
IFF mode. All in all a good viewer program. 

JM - JM is a job management system 

for the Amiga. It requires AmigaDos 2.04 or 
later. JMis designed for 68030/40 based 
machines, but versions are provided for 68000/20 
systems. JM (Job Manager) is a tool which 
extends the AmigaDos multitasking environment 

FC-Task Demo - Even though the Amiga 
range of computers are excellent, the world pc 
market is still dominated by IBM PC’s. So you 
might want to run some 

programs written for the IBM PC but don’t want 
to buy another computer. This is where PC-Task 
comes in, it allows you to run the majority of IBM 
PC programs on your Amiga computer and 
hence make use of the memory and peripherals 
you already have. The speed of PC-Task is directly 
related to the speed of you Amiga so when you 
make your Amiga faster your PC emulation 
becomes faster. No extra hardware is required, 
and PC-Task multitasks so you can continue to 
run other applications. This is the Demo version of 


the program. 

Ring War - Ring War is a classic arcade 

game of reflexes. The graphics are based on the 
vector style of the old arcade games such as 
Asteroids and Tempest Ring War should work 
on all Amigas. You’ll need about 220K of free 
chip RAM to run the game. If you don’t have 
enough memory to run the game, or it can’t open 
necessary files when you first start, the program 
will not run. It is possible to copy the game to 
your HardDrive, or RAMdisk. Simply copy all 
the files in the Ring War directory (RingWar, 
Game.dat, Game.sound) to the desired destination. 
If you wish to reset the HighScore list, simply use 
the CLI to delete the "HighScores" file. When you 
run the game again it will automatically create 
another one. To run the game from the CLI, CD 
into the Ring War directory, and type ’Ring War’. 

Sept. 1992 C64 D.O.M 

by Tom McDonald 

The information for the C64 DOM was not 
available for this month’s Bits & chips but the 
directory will be with the DOM’S disk. 

I will use the space for a. personal ad. 

FOR SALE 

SINGER sewing machine model 2000 in a 
sewing desk, a padded chair with storage, many 
extras, thread, zippers needles etc, including an 
adjustable dress form. All in excellent Condition. 
$395.00 

Larry Briggs 345-0220 

VHS Camcorder with hard case, 2 hr 
battery all cables to hook up to tv or monitor, 
remote control cable. Used very little, still like 
new. $475.00 

See Larry Briggs or call 345-0220 



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Visitors Always Welcome 
At Meetings 

Meetings are held the third Wednesday of every 
month at the Caseyville Township Hall, 10010 
Bunkum Road in Fairview Heights 



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Bits & Chios 


of the Gateway Computer Club 


Volume 9 


October 1992 


Number 10 


MINUTES 

By John Hubbard 

The President opened the meeting at 
7:04pm. 9/16/92 

Hie minutes from the last meeting were 
accepted as printed in Bits & Chip. 

The Treasurer’s report was accepted as 
printed in the Bits & Chips. 

Larry Briggs, said, all Bits & Chips 
articles should be submitted at the board meeting, 
if not on time it will not be printed till the next 
month. And while we are talking about Bits & 
Chips, if you want to sell something or you need 
to buy something give Larry a call and he will put 
an ad in the paper, no charge. 

NEW MEMBER PRIZES TO BE 
GIVEN AWAY 

Something NEW has been added to our 
club, starting this meeting if you bring in a new 
member ana when the new member pays the first 
years dues he or she and the sponsor will get a 
D.O.M. FREE. The sponsoring members name 
will be recorded, and at the end of the year (Sept 
93) we will have a drawing and the person with 
the most new members will get a free one years 
membership. 

OFFICERS NOMINATION 

Officers no minat ions were opened by the 
President 

Pres.NONE 

Vice Pres.NONE 

SEC.NONE 

Tres..NONE 

Lib.NONE 

Editor.LARRY BRIGGS 

There were no nominations, there was a 
two person committee appointed to try and find 
some candidates to run or make a recommenda¬ 
tion on what to do, thanks to Betty Felgenbutz and 
Carlos Mariles for taking that job, it won’t be an 
ez job so help them out if they ask. 

MISSING 

It is with pain in our heart that we say _ 


good by to Jim Tomlinson, he will be leaving us 
sometime in November, Jim has served as a M.A.L 
and Amiga librarian. Jim is a hard worker and we will 
miss him. 

Jim we wish you the best of every happiness 

in life. 

EDITOR’S NOTES 

By Larry Briggs 

Well Gals and Guys, I do not have any C64 or 
Ms-Dos articles to print so I will report on the 
Amiga, the machine I use. 

I made a trip to St.Louis to the Schiller’s 
Photographic shop 9240 Manchester, Brentwood 
Mo. and talked to Mr Paul Thuneman, the person in 
charge of the computer section. I was a little 
disappointed in not finding any computers or 
software on display, however Paul said that he can 
and will order any Amiga system you might desire. 
He said he can also order a Mac system. He told me 
that they deal mostly in high tech systems, namely, 
Artist and Video editing using the Amiga or Mac. 

Now, Commodore has announced a new series 
of computers the 600 that might replace the 500 but 
it is hard wired like the C64 and you know it was 
impossible to upgrade, but not so for the new 
Amiga 4000, it features the 68040 processor 
running at 25 Mhz, 2MB chip ram and 4MB fast 
ram, 120 MB IDE hard drive, 3.5" 1.76 MB internal 
floppy. AND MUCH MUCH MORE!. Too much 
for me to include in this report. Mr Thuneman gave 
me a two page brochure that I have made copies and 
will have them for you at the next meeting. 

The election of Officers is coming up soon and 
I urge you to offer to run for a seat, it is not a hard 
job or take much of your time, except, as Editor and 
I have volunteered to continue unless ne of you will 
want the job. Throw your hat in the ring and if you 
beat me, more power to you. Earl Salmons has done 
a very good job as President, but he is stepping 
down and we need someone to fill his shoes. Now is 
your chance to be elected and make changes to the 
club that you feel may make it better. 










The Club 

The Gateway Compute! Club is a not lox pioiit oxganizalioa ol 
like-minded computer use is .Membership lee is $15X10 peiyeai. 
Membeis ieceive access to the club’s public domain libxaiy, 
educational programs, liteiatuxe and monthly Bits & Chips 
Newsletter, 

Direct all membeiship applications and questions to 
the Gateway Computei Club c/o P.O.Box 1839, Faiiview 
Heights, 1162206. 

Only public domain programs aie kept in the G.C.C. 
libiaiy. Reproduction oi copyrighted soXtwaie is notpiomoted 
noi condoned by the G.C.C. and will not be lolexated at club 
June tions. 


Bits & Chips 

Please direct all submissions and advertising to Editor 
Laxxy Briggs, 1 021 LaXayette Cu Collinsville, 1162234. Camexa 
xeady advertising must be ieceived by the XixstoX the month to 
be included in the issue oX the month. 

Hates axe as follows: Full page- $15.00, Hall page- 
$7.50, Quaitex page- $3.75, and business caid- $10.00 lox 6 
months. 

Contents oX the Bits & Chips may be xepiinted by 
othex club newsleueis il accompanied by the author’s name and 
cxedil is given to the GATEWAY COMPUTER CLUB. The 
G.C.C. assumes no liability Xoi eiiois in axticles oi 
advancements. 


Membership Report 

by Dan Deutschmann 

As ol Octobei-21 -1992 we have 44 active 
members in onx club.. 

Lets all give a big welcome to new member, 
Gerard Powers lrom Belleville, Illinois. Welcome back 
DickKoerper. THANKS AGAIN Charles and Ann 
Trotter, Juanita Welker, and Ruth Shaw for continuing 
there memberships with us. 

I would like to inform these members: William 
Broda,Richard Collins, John Koen and George & Clara 
McClaskey that their membership will expire at this 
Coming meeting. 

This will be the last news letter lor Virgil 
Brawleyand Sherry Freeman il their memberships aren’t 
renewed. 

li you have any questions about your 
membership, please call. 

588-4721 
See you Soon. 

Dan Deutschmann 



The Officers 


PRES: Hail Salmons.397-5029 

V.P.: Inge Liggett.344-0839 

sec: John Hubbard.345-1934 

TREAS: Dan Detischmann.588-4721 

L1BR: Tom McDonald.(C64).344-801 7 

ASST.LIBR.(1BM )BillBroda.533-0148 

EDITOR: Lany B tiggs.345-0220 

MAL: Bill Broda.533-0148 

Membership Chairman ..Dan Deutschmann 

MAL: Jim Tomlinson.624-3872 

ASST.LIBR.(AMIGA).Jim Tomlinson 


I- 

I Treasurer’s 

I Report _ 

I By Dan Deutschmann 


Balance September 1,1992.$259.70 


I D.O.M.Sales.Amiga.$18.00 

N D.O.M.Sales.IBM.$12.00 

C D.O.M. Sales.64/128.$ 1.00 

O B lank D isks.3.5.$ 15.00 

M Blank Disks..5.25.$ 0.00 

E Membership.$75.00 

50/50 Raiile.$ 9.00 


SEPTEMBER INCOME.$130.00 


E NEWSLETTER.$19.09 

X POSTAGE.$17.40 


P 

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| SEPTEMBER EXPENSE.$36.49 

! CURRENT BALANCE 
j October 1,1992.$353.21 

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Amiga D.O.M. OCT. 92 

by Jim Tomlinson 


ANTEP - An excellent DND game with alot 
of the looks of the Ultima series. Run from CLI. 

MISC CLI - OS 2.0 programs that provide: 
Process & Task status information. Extended 
AmigaDOS INFO. Toggle a Single Shell’s 
Requesters On and Off. Toggle drive clicking On 
and Off. 

POWERPONG - An updated version of the 
old ’PONG’ from the arcades. Run from CLI. It is 
called ARENA. 

SNOOPDOS - Have you ever wondered why a 
particular program won’t seem to run? It could be 
looking for some special files which you’ve 
forgotten to install in the appropriate place. 
SnoopDos was designed to let you resolve 
situations like this, though it’s probably useful for 
other things too. 

SONICDEMO - A really nice demo of SONIC 
the Hedgehog. I’m really not sure if this will 
become a true amiga release or not. If it does, it will 
be LOADS of fun. Run from CLL 

SPEED - Memory, SCSI, CPU, k Disk 
Monitor / Screen & Mouse .Blanker / PbpCli. 
Should be run from your Startup-sequence. . 

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TO - A "cd" replacement with some 

improvements. It is intended to be more convenient 
and powerful than "cd." To recognizes wild 
cards in the command line directory name; does not 
require a full path specification: "To dfO:dir" will 
try to change the current dir to any directory with 
the name "dir" on dfO:; can resolve multiple 
matching directory conflicts either automatically, or 
interactively; is quite configurable in how it does its 
job and displays its results; and, is easy to use. 


MS-DOS D.O.M. OCT. 

Ken Welker 


PROMSE2IP- 

This is a mouse driver for PROCOM+ terminal 
program. 

SAVER.ZIP - 

Another screen saver program for Windows 3.0. 


DIPSET.BAS - 

A program in basic that tells you how to set the 
internal dip switches in your computer. 

COPYQM - 

A high speed diskette duplicate program. See 
COPYQM.DOC file for instructions. 

EM87- 

A math coprocesser emulator program. See 
EM87.DOC for instructions. 

GOLF13- 

Keep track of your golf scores and more. 

MEAL MASTER- 

A recipe file program. Also see LONDONTN. 
AND PIES2 for some interesting recipes. 

NOTE: 

Programs ending in .ZIP, need to be decompress 
with PKUNZIP. 


OCT. 1992 C64 D.O.M 

by Tom McDonald 


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Volume 9 November 1992 

Number 11 


MINUTES 

By John Hubbard 

The President opened the meeting at 7:04pm, 10/21/92. 
The minutes from the last meeting were accepted. 

The Treasurer’s report was given by Dan Deuschman 
and accepted. 

New Business: none 
Old Business: none 

Editor Larry Briggs reported that Plato Computer now 
has the Amiga 4000, stop in and see it. 

Christmas Party: IT SOUNDS LIKE POT LUCK TO 
ME. 

Anyway, the President is in charge of it and everyone is 
oing to bring something, so at this meeting night tell 
im what you will bring. If everyone helps it will cost 
little, and we will have a LOT of fun. So at this meeting 
tell Earl Salm ons what you will be bringing. 
COMMITTEE: BettyFeigenbutz anaCarlos Mariles 
A report was given by Carlos, they could not find any 
one to run for office. 

OFFICERS NOMINATION: Officers nomination 
were opened by the President and are as follows. 

President.Juanita Welker 

Vice President.Inge Liggett 

Secretary.John Hubbard 

Treasure.Dan Deuschmann 

Librarian.I.B.M.Ken Welker 

Librarian.....C-64.Everett Trottmann 

M.A.L.Mike Taphom 

M.A.L.Ken Welker 

There was some discussion on doing away with the 
disk of the month (DOM) we would have shareware 
disk each month, and it won’t cost the club or you any 
thing. So think about it. We will talk more about it at 
meeting night. 

Meeting was adjourned at 7:56pm, 23 
attending meeting 


EDITOR’S NOTES 

By Larry Briggs 

We had an election? It was more like 
shangh a ing a crew for a pirate ship. I really did not 
know if we could fill out die slate, but because of some 
dedicated members they came through like 
champions. Of course we had to twist a few arms, 
welcome back Juanita and Ken Welker and Everett 
Truttmann., Juanita as President, Ken as MAL, Everett 
as Librarian,. Inge Liggett as Vice President, John 
Hubbard as Secretary, Dan Deutschmann as 


Treasurer, are reruns, and a new MAL, Mike Taphom, 
Yours truly will stay as Editor. 

I needed a new communication program for my 
Amiga. I stopped by die software store on route 159 on 
the way to belleville and found that they have closed up 
shop for lack of business. I then tried both the software 
Etc. and Babbages stores in the mall and found that they 
both have very limited software for the Amiga and 
C64/128, they deal mostly in MS-DOS.system. 

I had written in one of the past newsletters that 
Plato computers did not intend to handle the Commodore 
line of computers and software any longer, but die 
information that I got from one of the salespersons was 
in error, they are alive and well, they had a Amiga 3000 
& 4000 on display and will handle die 600 when it 
becomes available. The store has cut down on the 
software inventory, but will order anything you need and 
ship it to you. The store can also set you up in an IBM 
clone to suit your needs,and pocketbook. 

The Christmas party was discussed at the last 
meeting, and it was decided that we are going back to the 
old format, the club will furnish die punch (sans booze) 
and the members are to bring Bread, Meat, Cheese, 
Olives, Pickels, Cookies and anything else to make a nice 
party. We do not intend to have entertainment this year 
due to the lack of funds. 

We missed out on the MDC/RCC Greater 
StLouis Fall fair ’92 sponsored by the McDonnell 
Douglas Corp. Recreational Club of St. Louis held at the 
Stegton Restaurant in St. Charles on Oct. 10,92 due to the 
fact that no one told us about it. I know that some of our 
members would have attended. We can’t go if we don’t 
know.. I should have been a poet.!! 

For the new members I would like for them to 
know how the newsletter is put togather. I am using an 
Amiga 2000, hard drive, an accelerator to make the 
program run faster. I am using PageStream, a desktop 
publishing program that I think is the best of the lot. I 
have used three others. This one is easy to learn and use. 
I have been printing out the newsletter on a 24 pin 
Panasonic, but this month’s is output on a new HP 550C 
inkjet, very impressive. But I need a Print driver to print 
in color... 
















The Club 

The Gateway Computer Club is a not for profit organization of 
like-minded computer users.Membership fee is $15.00 per year. 
Members receive access to the club’s public domain library, 
educational programs, literature and monthly Bits & Chips 
Newsletter. 

Direct all membership applications and questions to 
the Gateway Computer Club c/o P.O.Box 1839, Fairview 
Heights, II62206. 

Only public domain programs are kept in the G.C.C. 
library. Reproduction of copyrighted software is not promoted 
nor condoned by the G.C.C. and will not be tolerated at club 
functions. 


Bits & Chips 

Please direct all submissions and advertising to Editor 
Lairy Briggs, 1021 Lafayette Ct. Collinsville, II62234. Camera 
ready advertising must be received by the first of the month to 
be included in the issue of the month. 

Rates are as follows: Full page- $15.00, Half page- 
$7.50, Quarter page- $3.75, and business card- $10.00 for 6 
months. 

Contents of the Bits & Chips may be reprinted by 
other club newsletters if accompanied by the author’s name and 
credit is given to the GATEWAY COMPUTER CLUB. The 
G.C.C. assumes no liability for errors in articles or 
advertisements. 

Membership Report 

by Dan Deutschmann 

As of November-18-1992 we have 45 active members 
in our club.. 

Lets all give a big welcome to new/old members, Mike 
Taphom from Collinsville and John Sundstrom from 
Fairview Hieghts. 

THANKS AGAIN Bill Broda, Rich Collins John 
Koen, and George and Clara McClaskey for continuing 
their memberships with us. 

I would like to inform these members: Gary Donaldson, 
Marvin Hirschman, Arthur Koenig, John Price, Emmett 
Salmons and Jim Tomlinson that their membership will 
expire at this Coming meeting. 

If you have any questions about your membership, 
please call. 

588-4721 


The Officers 


PRES: Earl Salmons.397-5029 

V.P.: Inge Liggett.344-0839 

SEC: John Hubbard.345-1934 

TREAS: Dan Deuschmann.588-4721 

LIBR: Tom McDonald.(C64).344-8017 

ASST.LIBR.aBM )Bill Broda. 533-0148 

EDITOR: Larry Briggs.345-0220 

MAL: Bill Broda.533-0148 

Membership Chairman ..Dan Deutschmann 
MAL: Jim T omlins on.624-3872 


Treasurer’s 

Report 

by Dan Deutschmann 


Balance Oct 1,1992. $353.21 

I D.O.M. Sales.Amiga.$ 11.50 

N D.O.M. Sales.IBM.$ 12.00 

C D.O.M. Sales.64/128.$ 0.00 

O Blank Disks.3.5.$158.25 

M Blank Disks....5.25.$00.00 

E Membership.$90.00 

50/50 Raffle.$ 9.00 


Oct. INCOME.$280.75 


E NEWS LETTER.$ 18.70 

X POSTAGE.$ 11.60 

P MEI/MICRO Center 

E 200 IBM Disks . $129.25 

N 

E 

S 


Oct. EXPENSES.$159.55 


CURRENT BALANCE 


See you SOON. 
Dan Deutschmann 


November, 1992.$474.41 




































Amiga D.O.M. NOV. 92 

by Jim Tomlinson 

APPLEEM - Here is something for Earl; An 
Apple n+ Emulator. This program emulates an Apple 
][+; it supports all of the display modes of an Apple ][+ 

- Primary and Secondary pages of Text, Hires, Lores, 
and Mixed; sound, joystick, and Language Card. It does 
all this while also being completely multitasking! This 
is the demo version. 

CBRIDGE - This is a Contract Bridge demo that 
plays for 15 minutes, then resets. This game is intended 
for both beginners and experts. 

LHA_132 - LHA is an archiver/dearchiver for 

sending data across modems. This is run from the CLI 
and is an update to a previous DOM. 

OSNAP - oSnap let you select the text from 
any window and to insert it in any program which accept 
keyboard input. All parameters of the clipping and the 
insertion can be set and modified by a configuration 
window. They can also be saved in a file. 

PMCHEATS - Postcard Master does it again 
with even more backdoors and cheats on your favorite 
games. 

REORG - ReOrg is a disk optimizer, i.e. a 
program that improves the physical data layout on a 
floppy disk or harddisk, in order to speed up file and 
directory accesses. 

ReOrg removes some problems that are caused by 
AmigaDOS: 

File fragmentation. Directory fragmentation and 
Differences in disk format. 

SCREENMODE - For all Amigas with OS2.0 (or 
higher) With ScreenMode, you can choose if 
customscreens are opened in 50Hz-PAL or 60Hz-NTSC 
mode. 

MS-DOS D.O.M. NOV.92 

Ken Welker 

PKZIP: An excellent arciving program used to 

compress files. PKUNZIP: Use to decompress files. 
ZIP2EXE: Use this program on zip’ed fills to make them 


self decompressing. 

ICONLIB.ZIP: Several hundred icons for 

Windows. 

GIF2WPG: Use this program to convert 

GIF files to Word Perfect files. 

HEARTS: The card game Hearts. 

MAHJONGG: An ancient Chinese game 

whose origins date back some 3000 years. 

MLINK: A Windows communication 

program. Very nice looking. Requires Windows 
3.0 or higher to run. 

WINGIF: A GIF viewer for Windows. 

Requires Windows 3.0 or higher to run. 


C64 D.O.M. NOV.92 

by Everett Truttman 

1 Boot All-Load "*",8,1 
45 Seq.read/print - To read and print seq files. 

12 Calender print - Print a calender, any year. 

16 Pumkin -Late for Halloween, you may use it for 
Thanksgiving. 

55 Crazy Waiter - Have fun, It is crazy. 

107 Star trek 64 - Game 
88 Supertrek.c - Game. 

17 Bio printer - Now you can find your best days. 

1 Sound-Siren - A terrible sound in the night. 

14 Weatherman - Now you can check on those TV 
forcasters. 

10 Timer - You can set the clock in you’r 
computer 

6 Basic Lister - Use to list basic programs. 

22 Letter maker 2 - Try it. You may be able to use 
it, Don’t go mad. 

29 Family Tree - You may not want to know, but 
it’s fun finding out 

29 Family Roots - May be part of the above 
program. 

28 Dodge Cars - Game. 

112Pulsoids+ - Arcade Game. 

More on backside, an old disk. 


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Dec, 2nd 1992 7:00pm 
At the WESTERN SIZZLIN 
Fairview Heights,II 

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At all regular Meetings 


Visitors Always Welcome 
At Meetings 

Meetings are held the third Wednesday of every 
month at the Caseyville Township Hall, 10010 
Bunkum Road in Fairview Heights 



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Bits & Chios 


of the Gateway Computer Club 


Volume 9 


December 1992 


Number 12 


MINUTES 

By John Hubbard 


EDITOR’S NOTES 

By Larry Briggs 


Hie President opened the meeting at 7:10. This being the December issue, I, as well 

The minutes from last meeting were as all the board members wish all ofyou a Very 
accepted. Merry Christinas, and a Happy New Year. 

The Treasurer’s report was given by the 

President. # As you may recall I wrote that the 

• N ew Business: Swrtch-a-rooo last meeting Novem ber Bits & Chips was printed on a new 


we switched our Vice Pres, with a MAL (Member 
At Large) Mike Taphom is now the Vice President 
and Inge Liggett is our new 
M. A. L. 

Old Business: _ 

Christmas Parly I think this is J 

going to be a pot luck supper, / £ 

so bring what ever and we V MtVw C j 

will furnish soda (the club) if x* <Lj 

you want to know what is tWa' 

needed call Earl Salmons. \ \ 

Visitor: Mike 
Taphorn had a visitor with 
him last meeting, way to go 
Mike, lets all bring a visitor 

next meeting. Remember die Tp"" m . 

visitor gets a free DOM when HimiiiiiiiiiniHniiilliiniiiii 
they become a club member. B 

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Hewlett Packard 550C inkjet printer, well I was 
having trouble getting a 
printer driver that would 
mjjnjgo print in color, and die 

KisJc-JjL black and white would 

would not print to the 
•• \ bottom of die page. I 

| called Commodore for help 

JS. N and they referred me to a 

UUHS \ company in tenn. no help 

*4 ^re, I then called HP and 

’ , t J was told to check die 
Jl !s l *' LiP software company’s for a 

j driver, after calling three I 
iHi> *iiiiiai||iiiiiiiiiiii»iliiiiiiitiin I gave up And took the 

.»|l»ii>niiiii,iI printer back for a refund. 

iiunnllmninnira.So I’m back to the 24 pin 

Panasonic printer. 


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Committee: Bill Broda will be in charge of the 

newly formed Video and or Demo Committee. He This is a reminder that you are to bring 

will need help so don t be bashful say you want to type of food to the Christmas party, if you 

help out. , , „ „ „ __ are not sure what to bring, call Earl Salmons at 

attendii^diem&t^g 9 adjOUrned at 8:09 P m 29 397-5029. We doneed you’r help. 


A FEW NOTES 

BY President-Elect J. Welker 

I wanted to let die membership know that I 
appreciate the honor of you all letting me hold Ihis 
office for the 93-94 year. I am trying to get together 
a calender for the coming year. Hopefully we will 
have some different things going on each month. 

Ineedimput. The old saying goes garbage 


to decide what you would like to see for demos 
and/or programs to be presented each month. No 
input/no output 


Let me know and I will work toward 


from vendors. I am hoping to get on a few vendor 
lists to obtain news releases of new programs 
and/or products. 

Maybe between your input and support we will be 
successful in doing something new this year. 


AfteXKY CHRISTMAS ANV A 

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The 


Club 


The Officers 


The Gateway Computer Club is a not for profit organization of 
like-minded compute' users.Membership fee is $15.00 per year. 
Members receive access to the club’s public domain library, 
educational programs, literature and monthly Bits & Chips 
Newsletter. 

Direct all membership applications and questions to 
the Gateway Computer Club c/o P.O.Box 1839, Fairview 
Heights, 1162206. 

Only public domain programs are kept in the G.C.C. 
library. Reproduction of copyrighted software is not promoted 
nor condoned by the G.C.C. and will not be tolerated at club 
functions. 


PRES: Earl Salmons.397-5029 

V.P.: Inge Liggett.344-0839 

SEC: John Hubbard._345-1934 

UBR: Tom McDonald.(C64).......344-8017 

ASST.LEBR.(IBM )Bill Broda.....533-0148 

EDITOR: Larry Briggs.-........345-0220 

MAL: Bill Broda..533-0148 

MAL: Jim Tomlinson.624-3872 

ASST.L1BR.(AMIGA)....Jim Tomlinson 

Dan Deutschmann resigned as Treasurer 


Bits & Chips 


and quit the dub, We ar looking for a 
new Treasurer. - Any body Volunteer?— 


Please direct all submissions and advertising to Editor 
Larry Briggs, 1021 Lafayette Ct Collinsville, II62234. Camera 
ready advertising must be received by die first of die month to 
be included in die issue of the month. 

Rates are as follows: Full page- $15.00, Half page- 
$7.50, Quarter page- $3.75, and business card- $10.00 for 6 
months. 

Contents of the Bits & Chips may be reprinted by 
other club newsletters if accompanied by die author's name and 
credit is given to the GATEWAY COMPUTER CLUB. The 
G.C.C. assumes no liability for errors in articles or 
advertisements. 

Membership Report 

Larry Briggs Ed. 

As of December,16th-1992 we have 43 active 
members in our club.. 

Lets all give a big welcome to new/old members (None) 

THANKS AGAIN for continuing their memberships 
with us. Larry Briggs, Sherry Freeman, Art Koenig John 
Price, and Jim Tomlinson. 

I would like to inform these members: that their 
membership will expire this Coming meeting. Nathan 
Price, Gary Donaldson, Marvin Hirschman and Emmett 
Salmon. 


If you have any questions about your membership, see 
one of the officers at die regular meeting. At the present 
time we do not have a membership chairman, we need a 
volunteer. If you can handle the job, see Earl Salmon. It is 
an easy job, all you have to do is collect the information in 
this report and give it to me, the Editor.. 


Treasurer’s 

Report 

TREASURER’S REPORT 
By Juanita Welker 


Balance Nov, 1992....................... $474.41 


I D.O.M. Sales.Amiga..$ 18.00 

N D.O.M. Sales.EBM..$ 10.00 

C D.O.M. Sales.64/128..$ 0.00 

O Blank Disks.....3.5.$143.25 

M Blank Disks....5.25.$00.00 

E Membership..$75.00 

5(V50 Raffle..$ 8.50 


Nov. INCOME.$254.75 


E NEWSLETTER..$ 16.50 

X POSTAGE.$11.60 


P 

E 

N 

E 

S 


Nov. EXPENSES.......$28.10 

CURRENT BALANCE 

December, 1992.$701.06 


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Department of the Treasury-Internal Revenue Service 

1040 U.S.Individual Income Tax 1993 Return 



Part 1. Income Your Soc [ al Secur,t y Number 


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Gateway Computer Club 
Member List 
12/7/92 


Club 

Firstname 

Lastname 

City 

St 

Zip 

Phone 

Sig 

Gues_Due 

0001 

Sandra 

Johnson 

Belleville 

11 

62223 

618-398-2876 

IBM 

l-Feb-93 

0002 

James E 

Tomlinson 

O’Fallon 

11 

62269 

618-624-3872 

Ami 

l-Nov-92 

0003 

George/Clara 

McClaskey 

St.Louis 

Mo 

63137 

314-867-6848 

64 

l-0ct-93 

0004 

Marvin 

Hirschman 

Lebanon 

11 

62254 

618-277-1485 

64 

l-Nov-92 

0005 

Arlene 

Nordmann. 

Belleville 

11 

62220 

618-277-6252 

IBM 

l-Feb-93 

0006 

Nathan h 

Price 

Dupo 

11 

62239 

618-286-3000 

64 

1-Dec-92 

0008 

James E. 

Eagen 

Belleville 

11 

62221 

618-234-1108 

64 

l-May-93 

0009 

Ruth h 

Shaw 

Collinsville 

11 

62234 

618-344-7589 

128 

l-Sep-93 

0010 

William 

Broda 

Centralia 

11 

62801 

618-533-0148 

Ami 

l-0ct-93 

0011 

Larry 

Briggs 

Collinsville 

11 

62234 

618-345-0220 

Ami 

1-Dec-92 

0012 

Joel A 

Hillyard 

Red 8ud 

11 

62278 

618-282-3758 

Ibm 

l-Jan-93 

0013 

Sandra 

Rosciglione 

New Athens 

11 

62264 

618-473-2259 

128 

l-Aug-93 

0014 

Gerard W. 

Powers 

8elleville 

11 

62223 

618-277-8081 


i-0ct-93 

0015 

Donald 

Koenig 

Belleville 

11 

62220 

618-295-3267 

64 

l-Jan-93 

0015 

John M. 

Urbas 

Belleville 

11 

62221 

618-235-9063 

IBM 

l-Feb-93 

0016 

Ira E 

Pollock 

O’Fallon 

11 

62269 

618-632-4246 

64 

l-Feb-93 

0017 

John 0 

Koen 

Alton 

11 

62002 

618-462-8411 

Ami 

l-0ct-93 

0018 

Ken 

Welker 

Belleville 

11 

62221 

618-234-5901 

Ibm 

l-Aug-93 

0020 

Oaniel 

Oeutschmann 

New Baden 

11 

62265 

618-588-4721 

Ami 

l-Feb-93 

0021 

Carlos B 

Mariles 

O’Fallon 

11 

62269 

618-624-2563 

128 

l-Feb-93 

0022 

Richard L 

Collins 

Alton 

11 

62002 

618-463-1338 

Ami 

l-Oct-93 

0023 

Tom 

Clark 

O’Fallon 

11 

62269 

618-624-7022 

64 

l-Jun-93 

0024 

Everett 

Truttmann 

O’Fallon 

11 

62269 

618-632-4735 

64 

l-May-93 

0025 

Ted 

Hartman 

Swansea 

11 

62221 

618-277-3546 

IBM 

l-Jan-93 

0025 

Priscilla 

Rodriquez 

Belleville 

11 

62221 

618-234-3738 

IBM 

l-Feb-93 

0026 

Charles H 

Trotter 

Belleville 

11 

62223 

618-398-3220 

128 

l-Sep-93 

0027 

Mike 

Taphorn 

Collinsville 

11 

62234 

S18-34T 


l-0ct-93 

0028 

John L 

Sundstrom 

Fairview Hgts. 

11 

62208 



l-0ct-93 

0030 

John U 

Price 

Millstadt 

11 

62260 

618-476-3567 

Ibm 

l-Nov-92 

0031 

Emmett 

Salmons 

Belleville 

11 

62223 

618-398-4627 

128 

l-Nov-92 

0032 

Gary 

Donaldson 

Fairview Hgts. 

11 

62208 

618-397-5920 

64 

l-Nov-92 

0033 

Arthur 

Koenig 

Belleville 

11 

62220 

618-234-3421 

Ibm 

l-Nov-92 

0034 

Laura J 

Blackwell 

Roxana 

11 

62084 

618-254-1164 

Ami 

l-Jan-93 

0036 

Ken 

Stuckwisch 

Highland 

11 

62249 

618-654-2578 

64 

l-Jan-93 

0037 

Sam 

Hall 

Caseyville 

11 

62232 

618-345-5366 

Ibm 

l-Feb-93 

0038 

Lester 0 

Germann 

Millstadt 

11 

62260 

618-476-1962 

64 

l-Mar-93 

0039 

Betty 

Feigenbutz 

Caseyville 

11 

62232 

618-398-1034 

128 

l-May-93 

0041 

Tom 

McDonald 

Collinsville 

11 

62234 

618-344-8017 

128 

l-May-93 

0042 

Eula & Ted 

Schmidt 

O’Fallon 

11 

62269 

618-632-6358 

64 

l-May-93 

0043 

Kenneth M 

Jef fress 

Belleville 

11 

62221 

618-234-4113 

128 

l-Jun-93 

0044 

Juanita 

Welker 

Belleville 

11 

62221 

618-234-5901 

64 

l-Sep-93 

0046 

Bill 

Jacks 

Fairview Hgts. 

11 

62208 

618-398-5383 

Ibm 

l-Feb-93 

0047 

Inge 

Liggett 

Caseyville 

IL 

62232 

618-344-08-39 

Ibm 

l-Feb-93 

0048 

John U 

Hubbard 

Caseyville 

11 

62232 

618-345-1934 

Ami 

l-Mar-93 

0062 

Earl 

Salmons 

Fairview Hgts 

11 

62208 

618-397-5029 

App 

l-Jan-99 



Amiga D.O.M. Dec,92 

by Jim Tomlinson 

ALOOK - IFF ILBM Displayer. (Has lots 
of features!) For AmigaDos 2.x only. 

AmigaPhile - A neat database program. 
Only runs from CLI. 

ArtM - ARTM displays and controls 
activities in your Amiga. It is fully supported by 
Intuition and Wb2.x and it is very easy to use. 
ARTM needs Arp.library 39.+ 

DMS1.11 - The DISK-Masher (DMS) is a 
utility that allows users to compress and archive 
floppy disks. Many programs are available for 
archiving individual files and do a relatively good 
job. However DMS was created for the purpose of 
archiving whole disks. CLI only, (see next article) 


MS-DOS D.O.M. Dec.92 

Ken Welkei 

IBM D.O.M. 

CROSSWORD CREATOR: 

Create your own crossword puzzles with this 
program. Read CWC330.DOC for intructions. 

CRYSTAL: 

Game - collect all of the crystals in die mine. 
PAGA1: 

A Boulderdash type game. 

VIRUSCAN: 

The newest version of Viruscan. 


DMSui - For those of you that use DMS 
often, here is a user interface for it 

ParaBit - TAKE AD VANTAGE OF 
YOUR MODEM’S FULL-DUPLEX 
TRANSMISSION CAPABILITY! This 
combination of Matt Dillon’s DNet with the 
ParaBIT server software allows you to basically 
upload, download and continue reading/writing 
messages and using almost all other aspects of a 
properly-equipped BBS (electronic Bulletin Board 
system); In other words, uploads and downloads 
will progress simultaneously with each other and 
with your ParaBIT terminal, currently allowing you 
up to three (upload, download and terminal/menus/ 
text) modes of simultaneous operation. 

PSpool - Automatic print spooler/ 
despooler for ’"every* application. 

Retch-a-Sketch - Everyone remembers 
the old Etch-a-sketch from their childhood. Well, 
here is a computer based version. 


Something new from Commodore 

Commodore has announced that they are 
shipping a new computer, the A1200, it looks like 
the A500 but acts more like the new A4000. There 
is a write up about it in this months Amiga World. 

The A4000 is on display at Plato Computers in 
Woodriver. The A1200 sometime in January.. 


NOTICE 

At all future meetings we will try to form 
tables in a circle so that everybody will have a place 
to write and mabe lean on, (please do not go to 
sleep) We, the board members ask’s that you get 
your own chair and replace it when the meeting is 
over. Do not leave it all for the Officer’s. Thanks!! 


C64 D.O.M. Dec.92 


By EverettTrattmann 


Boot All . 

Magic . 

Xmas Card.. 

Appt Calendar.. 

Perpetual Cal..... 

Jungle Drums... 

Sample.. 

Monopoly .. 

Robbers. 

Cupid Loader. 

Old Shell Game. 

Jiffy Jotter.. 

Kwik Load. 

Life Expectancy.. 

Lfs form maker. 

IVping Practice. 

Address Book . 

Commodore. 

Tiny Directory. 

Floppy Tester. 

Christmas Wish. 

Happy New Year. 

More stuff on the Backside. 


Loads Programs 
Load and wait 
Christmas Greetings 
For Appointments 
Never Ending 
Arcade Game 
Some Pro. Docs. 
Good old Game 
Docs, on Sample 
Docs.on Sample 
A little Pastime 
To keep notes 
Docs.on Sample 
Maybe you should 
Makes Forms 
Docs.on Sample 
Keep & Print Add. 
Filing Program 
Prints a small one 
. Find disk errors 
. From the Heart 
. Just for you 


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