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The Resource for the ATARI CLASSIC and the ATARI ST 


Issue 62 June/July 


£2.50 



CROOKED HOUSE 


A Cluado style murder 
mystery by Bill Halsall 


FOR THE ATARI ST 


CIVILIZATION 

One of the top simulations comes to the ST 

QUEST OR CRUSADE? 


Which to buy • Hero Quest or Space Crusade? 
LANGUAGES IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN 


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THE CLASSIC PD ZONE 


A new series looking at tlw best 
of public domain softxvare 


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MULTILOAD XE 

A new menu system 


DISKFILE TRACKER 
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PACl. 6 proud to he 
ahte to hritift these 
hi'o superb new releases 
for the XUXE. There are 
still a number of programs 
being released for the XU 
XT hut we have aliva)fs 
been extremelt/ selective so 
ifou can be sure that netv 
programs from PAGE h 
are of the highest stan- 
dard. ENIGMATIX is the 
first major program from 
<r British programmer for 
some time and we are 
proud to make it avail- 
able. 


To order these products 
use the order form ert- 
closed with this issue or 
telephone your order to 
us on 0785 21.5928. We 
accept Visa, Master- 
Card and Switch 


BRAND NEW 
XLIXE SOFTWARE FROM PAGE 6 


ENIGMATIX! ^ 


.1 superb nete arcade game which wiU pro-re a ckatUnge to even 
the must \easoned player. Control the bounce of a bait to Jump 
onto ptaiforms and find the exit, picking up points on the 

way. Sounds easyT What if some of the blocks disappear after the 
first bounce? What if some of the btocks are uni-directiona/ 
houncing you back the way you came? What if some btoekn have 
to he used as Uftf to reach inaccessible areas? Add to all that 
reverse control on some screens and M terets of increasing 
difflcuity and you have a game that will challenge you to the limit. 
If you do manage to beat all S2 feveh then the fun only fnu begins 
for there i\ a level editor to enable you to create whole new gomes 
of your own. 

DISK ONLY Price £6.95 
EXCLUSIVELY FROM PAGE 6 


it Smooth horizontal and vertical 
scrolling 

* Excellent music 

* One or two players 

if Access to any level already 
completed after every 4 levels 

* Level editor to design your own 
games 


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A BRAND NEW XL/XE ROM CARTRIDGE! 

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HYPNOTIC LAND li a varsion of the maasiva ST hH 
KLAX • a highly addictive, highly ontartainlng gam# that will chaHanga you to complata the Nrat 
law level* and have you coming back tor more • again and again! 

The aHn In HYPNOTIC LAND is to redirect mmaral alewkent* in Ihe lorm ot coloured balls Into the 
corraspondirtg colourad cup ai Iha and of a ramp. To do this you must place arrows on the ramp 
lo radiract a bail Mo an adiacam column. Remember to only put graan balls into the green cup 
and so on, H seams easy but once you have mastered the firsi level, some despicable monsters 
start to appear to try and steal the balls. You can shoot them with the joystick but don’t lorget you 
also have to keep one eye on the ramp* Sometimes special shining extra-balls wilt appear which 
can go in any cup and gWa bonus points. 

HYPNOTIC LAND requires skill, concentration and quick reflexes. Can you manage It? 

Like all Iha great classics a slmpfa corKept that has provMM the foundation for a stunning and 
addictive computer game 


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CONTENTS 

Issue 62 - June/July 1993 


MULTI LOAD XE by Kod FrTzhogh 10 

CROOKED HOUSE by Sill Holsoll 12 

MAILBAG EXTRA * PIRATES! 17 

INDISPENSABLE UTILITIES by Patrice Robert id 

THE CLASSIC PD ZONE by Stuart Murray 20 

A new series iookiryg of the best of XL/XS public Oomain 

SOME BASIC NOTES ON ... GRAPHICS by Arrn O Driscoll 22 
THE TIPSTER 26 

DiSKFILE TRACKER by D.T. Pinkrrey 2$ 

GUITAR WIZARD reviewed by John S Davison 37 

RIGHT TO THE END by Mol East or>d Steve Whiteley 38 

Cheats for Oropzone and Oraeonus 

HIGHLIGHTER by Phillip Beattie 40 

VIDEO TITLE SHOP reviewed 41 

TUTORIAL TIME by Ian Rntoyson 42 

Anofher look at timing 

THE LAST XLENT WORD PROCESSOR? by Poui Rixon 44 

CLASSIC GAME REVIEWS * the Curse ond 3D nc-foc-roe 45 

DISK BONUS * GOLD GRABBER by Derrick Summers 25 

THE ACCESSORY SHOP 47 


ST FILE 


NIGEL MANSELL'S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 51 

Damon Ho¥farth races the FI ctreutt 

CIVILIZATION revlesved by Damon Howorth 52 

One of the fop sknukiHons comes to Ihe ST 

MAKING MUSIC by John S Davison 54 

A mammoth pro^f with 21 ports ond three synthsi 

QUEST OR CRUSADE? 56 

Demon Howorth investigotes two new role-playing pomes 

PAUL RIXON'S PD WORLD 58 

TMs time a look at lar}guoges 

AtR WARRIOR • UVE COMBAT! 60 

John $ Davison flnatty gets akbome 

ST REVIEWS 62 

Video Kid and The Uthmate Vkus KfUer 


EDITORIAL 4 CONTACT 46 

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It i% With rrgTTl that wr havr lo announce an inerrase in thr subscription cost of New 
AUrl User with Immcdlatr effect. This is a measure that should have been taken mme 
lime ago but. vdth the recession as U Is (do you really believe lhat » Is over'/'), we have 
tried to delay (he action for as lonff as possiWe. 

U IS some conslderahle (irr»r since we last Increased prices and in lhat time general 
costs have Increased whilst advertising revenues and casual sales have reduced, 
leaving us in a position whereby we have lo Increase the subscript Ion cost to order to 
continue to hiingyou the onlv magazltte to support the Atari XL/XE. It Is nol 
.someihinA we wish lo do but 1/ we do nol act rKPW you may lose the only nallonal 
support lor your machine. 

The U K suliscnpclon rates are increased lo £15 00 Iw an annual suhscrlplion. rates 
lor Europe are Increased lo £17.00 and elsewhere by Air lo £23.00. 7hr pood ncic.« Ls 
that. Jor the time beuip. fhc dl.sk .subscnpiion m/e uHU rcnuln tiitchcngcd. The reason 
for this Is that we have been advised lhat there are likely lo be major increases in the 
coal oldlsk’i this Hummer due to £C d1recih*es coming Into force which aim 10 resuid 
Ihe sales of Japanese disks in Ihe EEC Kaihrr than have in announce Iwo price 
Increases we arr wailing iinill we know whal our costs are going to l>e. 

For a couple of Issues at most, iherefore. the disk siitMCTiptlon represents euellenl 
value and there has nevTr been a heller lime lo change over If you have a disk clnvr. 
you realiv ought 10 think about a disk subscnpllon. Art now and vou1l gel li ul a 
lower rale than If you delay 

I know prhe Inc reases are always unwelcome but with a n'lailvely snmil c lrculallon 
specialist maga/lne it Is impowMlilc lo absorb coals forever. Many ST iiiagA/lnes cost 
£5.95 per iasiM*. specialist hiislnes.s magAJClncs ran coat up to £10 per issue so £2.50 
Is nol really stich a kii lo pay for your only ongoing conlaci with the Alan world Is IT/ 
(lease continue to support us so we can su]^>ofl you 


PIRACY OR NOT? 


Allan 1‘ulmer'H Mailbag Extra and a question on eopyrlghl in the Ici lers c’olunin has 
Anally spurred me Inio crnnmenling on a queslkm lhat could prmeke very mixed 
reacltona As you all will know I'AGK 6 has always been agiilnsi 1 lie pirating nf 
software, evni kising lucTativr adverllslng in (he early days heesusr ol our sl.mcr. Inn 
now I am not so sure what poslimn we should lake. 

Uask allv. all published softwarr is the eopyrlghl ol whoever published i1 and II is 
Illegal (nol to meniion immorall lo copy 11 other Ihan lor personal backup. In res|>ctl 
nf software which is still being ('ommerdally sr>k 1 rllher by retailers or soflwurr 
publisher*, (he position Is clear you should under no dmimstaiices c'opy and 
dlHinhuir this soAwarr since II deprives someone ol Income whic h Is hghirullv land 
legally] (heirs. Bu( whal about soAware that is r>n longer being manufaclured or sold'' 
The same sKuallon applies, it is sllll urvder eopyrlghl. but many Individuals and user 
groups In (he USA now argue that such malerlal should be considered public' domain. 
The argument goes along the lines of'(he publishers are not making any money from 
1( any more IslrKe ihev have dropped lO and (hey will not support Ihe soAwwrr if you 
do buy It. so why r>ol Jusi copy 117. 

Tlie arguments are a kd more complex but I have to admit that I ran see ihr point. Is 
(here anv harm in disirlhuling sofiware lhal is long out of prcxiiirlion, cannot be 
bought from any relail sourre and was. quite likely, produced by a company lhat went 
out of business years ago? If we were in a slluallon wdierc loads of new sofiware were 
being released forntir machlrvc we wouldn't even be thinking about (his, we wuuldn'l 
need to. hul with so Ullfe new soffware available much of which Is nol la everyone's 
lasle, where 4lo you lum If you want lo keep yenjr Atari Classic alive? 

I am sure lhat evervone has their own views, so how about letting us know what you 
Ihink. i am sure 1 ha 1 Allan I’almer s Mailbag could be made to overflow, if you drop us 
a line with your point of view, Irn'KlmtaJly, I must lake (his opportunity (0 say how 
wrti Mailbag Is progressing since Allan iook. over. Congratulations (o all who wrllc in 
and lo Allan fcM’ (he mammoth laidi of puUing II all together 

On the question of copyright of listings in magazines, Ihe situation is (hat the 
publisher holds the mpyrighl but ANALOG. ANTIC and COMPIJTE! have agreed that 
listings pubicshrd by them can now be considered public domain. Fur Page 6, New 
Atari User and the oM Atari User (which we bought from tbe original publisher) we 
have no ohjertkm lo others using the Usdngs but we would appreciate an acknow¬ 
ledgement of the source since we can still benefit from any puUk lly this might create. 


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Well, there I was thinking what 
am I going to do without any let- 
ters/or this issue's column when a 
p<icket arTfued.^^m Stafford lultli 
a bundle of correspondence. X'm 
pleased by the variety and espe 
eialty by the responses to previous 
pleas for assistance- Thanks to 
manii gf you lincludinp Bill Dig- 
gins. 8 W Berry. Stan Shearing. 
Richard Carter. Stuart Murray and 
Doiw Ewans) for the votes of sup¬ 
port and encouragement for this 
column. Please remember MAILBAG 
is only as good as YOU make It so 
keep those letters comlny inf 


Allan J Palmer 
sits in the hot seat 
at the sorting office 
awaiting your 
letters on all things 


HARDWARE HELP 

S, W. Berry from Ashford. Kenl wrlles 
•fn Issue 6Q H. Symeer of MoidiWie. Kern 
wrote saying he had problems wUh his 810 
drive: as you see from mg odrSress I Uve in 
Ashford. Kenl only l« mOesfrom Maid 
stow. If you fwd printed his address or 
phone number I could have contacted him 
direct and hWped him soloe (his proMem, Is 
(here a reason Jbr not priming add/essesT 
Normal pnu iior Is only (o print full 
sddrcflscs irfonrspondenib rciiuesi U 
some people may prefrr ool lo have ibclr 
deiatls p4ibHshed. So. tf you rc happy lo 
have your full address primed pJeasc lr»di 
cote IhJs sperilVally 
Mr Berry i'onilnucs 
(have used Atari compusersjor some six 
years and have wpaired and itpgraOed 
them os rerpjimd. I am an ekxtronicsfreak 
and ktve to solve feirdwarejaults u*hcn 
((me* aJlou»s. t do this JbrJun and do net ask 
Jor paymeni other than postopc or the cost 
ef components. So (Tony Atari user has <i 

problem ptease feel free torontaci me at 17 

Old Pond Rood- AshR»rd- Kml 7N23 20X 
and I uiil see what t can do" 

Thanks for Ihe oiTer Mr. B, I hope you will 
be able lo assist some of your fellow Aun 
Classic owners Also on ihc subject of 
lUrdware faull asslsUr>cc. Dave &vrans of 
the Tyne A Wear Atari User Gnnip 
frWAUCI has mentioned in correspond 
enre lo me that they have three or four 
contacts who can help with hardware 
problems. Why not dropTWAUC a line at 
P.O. Box 8. Wallsend. Tyne A Wear NB29 


NETWORKING 
THE ATARI Cl^SSIC 


Atari • get writing! 


Write to MAILBAG at 
Page 6 Publishing, 
P.O. Box 54, Stafford, 
ST16 IDR 


•Hie request from Arthur Morris in last 
Issue's MAILBAG for a way lo link two 
machines to Ihe same disk drive, monitor, 
clc. prompted a number of replies some of 
wrhich Invt^ hardware modihratlons. I 
have lo remind everyone that Page 6 and 
New Atari User cannot lake responsiblllly 
for hardware modifications and repairs 
made by Its readers. If in doubt don't! 
Ktjsl out of the sack was Wchard G«e 
from Dorwaster: 

•yes. if is perfectly possible to network 
8 bit Ataris in at least (u« uxii/s that I 

ksiow <f. Vie rrvstcontprehensivearvi pro¬ 
fessional way cfdolrvi this is to buy a 



vices iOSSf. PO liox 17660. Rochester. New 
Yortc 14617- f/SA fphone: 7J6 429 5369). 
however they do cosr S 2 99.95 plus ship 
pif^. you boslmUy link your rompulera 
loprther vta the siApplled Inlerjace colAe.^ 
uhlch plug into the canddge ports and 
uork widi any 8 Wr computer. One inier 

Is the ■master' uihleh you plug tnio ihe 
that you uxmt lo I** your masler 
(and hfltr you' dlsk/hard drivt\s and prVi 
ter attaelwd toi. The other machWies are 
ihen sOaues' oiid all their I/O is done uto 
the master, h uios onginallg desigfu-ajor 
use In a UBS struoflon w/ten' the SysOp 
may not uxani to He his Iwvtf drive up 
using U solely for fbe IWS. Vie MiilllpU'xcr' 
wwid suit Mr. Morris' needs bul he 
uwuldnT be fl2>le to otioch more Ihoii one 
rtjmpuUT to his TV uJlih each ofw' tuned 
into a different channel- even wOh an oertd 
spin ter, as the RFotif pul is Ihe same (oery 
rk*arty2 Jor aU UK H bit machines so ilu' 
plciufrs uouid interjen' u'lth each odier 
TTiis con qf course be oivrcome by »Imply 
haolr« only one compuUr phtygetl triio the 
TVal oncer 

Sluart Murray «l FUTURA also stiiiseaied 
the Multiplexer' and supplied CSS's 
address, etc. KJehard ('ontinues: 

TTie cheaper method InwMoes^brtriy a 
second I/O socket If do ofie of your mmpu 
ters and then connertlnp Uto a second 
computer vta a sUvidard l/Ocotxuector 
cable uKlh pOi lOdlsconmrfed. fhte u>l2! 
ollou' bolh your computers to use the some 
disk dfirt*. pflAler. etc. but you miiaf be 
careful not to try to use the drtira. etc. fivm 
both computers at the same time, a Is quKe 
a simple lask to perform but not one that l 
would recommend someone u'tf/ioui soider 
(ng experience to tackle, 
if is also posstWe to transfer da (a from 
one computer to Ihe oilier u.s(ng this 
method, but by reversing pins 3 and 5 Ofi 
Ihe I/O cable and using .sutiaWr convns 
sofrtvare on each machine. There u>as a 
brief arxkie on this on Mego Mogarine 3 lor 
possibly 2 ) but li hod q slip/d txig and iwas 
very bdej. I txuxm i tried this yet so / con'l 
sayjbr certain Ihoi It u’lU oork bui I haiv 
been told thal C is IheoceflcGUy pos.slMe" 

B Rofsers of Southampton provided this 
su^^estlon: 

"Ail thol is needed is ihefoUowing: 

1. telecomms sqflware (Kermil. DTVim 
elc.2 

2, a RS222 interface for EACH machine 

3- a Null Modem coble 

SeiTv^ up Is someiohot labortous loithoui 
two f7»nliors. as Ills easy to make mis 
lakes when you can't see what you're typ 
Ing. {suggest the use qfbaich fries from 


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SponoDOS. or smulor. u> mire life a UJT 
ros^T, fhai Is then necessasy is to set 
one machine to upload, (he other lo down 
food ajUe and bingo! Job done. In tivon/ It 
shonid be possible^fOr both computers lo 
use the sorm* dtsir drtveisi, btn be atcare 
(hat trying (o wrUe lo the same drive from 
rioo moeht/ie.s at the SAME ttrrv WILL 
cause problems, I therefore sngoest ihat If 
a I30X£ is part of this setup, use the 
RAMDisk option to negate this pusslbdily. 

Note that the solutkxt ts htrited al bg the 
let ter from lien fJauerstoek f’From XE to ST) 
that UKis puWtshett In 6rs MAlUiAG. 
Obuloiisly. the ptri conruYdons hf' 0 i*esfor 
(he ST are of no use bfi/ the H50 ones are. 
Someth!/^ else to remr*mber shouM Mr. 
Morrts bitUd hts owr\ cable, is thox (h(‘ 
wires^for TX and RX data should be swap 
pcd at ONE end qi the tVuIl Modem cabte. 
He~\l probably hotY to build a cable any 
u'ay as Atari. In tlu'tr lf}flnite wisdomTb. 
saw fit to lote a non RS232 stantlard plug 
and socket on the 890 inierjace trwtlnle. 
That Is aifiuaii 'D' type instead of tfu- 
iksitol 25 U'ay p<er<^' 

lliiink you fur your input. Mr. (lorr and 
Mr. Kofiers. {Ineldenlally. I beltrvr Ktehortl 
is the author uf *ld<JNT LAU* which 5fM 
•ippcuretf UM H Ikuum oti a NAU Uwue disk, 
und liH cnhiinccd vcmion now uvaitablr 
Irocn Mk'ro'LXw'ouni.l 

On (his »uh|rc't also. M<irk Watson of 
North Humberside notes that bark In 
issue 33 whore Kit Lothby drscribea bow 
he Imkrti his XE and Atari l^riloho. Kit 
also mentions hulldink an Interlatr to con¬ 
nect two XE's lo a rt)mm<Ki set ol pertpher 
a Is and wondered if anyone would be (n 
tereslrd In reading an urtk'le on this. Well. 
Kit how about ctmtrlbuting lo this discus 
Sion wKh your cxperlcmYs? 

CONVERTING 
TRANSDISK FILES 

Stuart Murray from Aberdeen sent the 
followinji In response lo C Andrews’ re¬ 
quest lor a way of converlinj(TransDlsk 
riles tu slandard .ODJ flics. (I sug^sesled 
(hat the utility ’Klie2DOS' might be a 
solutionl! 

■me 'EUeSneW Converter on nfTVKA 
issue 3 u*UI not conuert TransDisk .OHJ 
files lo standard DOS 2,X Jties. t beheiv 
TVmLsfXsk OBJ ffles u»(d no( autoboot 
akvu' they need one of the standard 
TransDlsk menus. This means that 
'nie 2 DOS' u'dl mx conuen them berause 
Option 5 (boot disk/ uXU only conuert sin^e 
sta^ aulobcxx disks (e.g.fmmHowfen. Ian 
K. Alpha, etc.). The other options aUou* con 
uerston fiom MuitiBoot. ftob C. Steueso/? 
and Mikran. I don’t knou* of any TtM to 
DOS2 praym/TUv on the market today. / im* 


opine it u'ould be possible to ivriie such a 
pTDpmm benuise of (Iw many oonuerter 
progniJTis already aixiilabh*, houYuer the 
simple soiuiion is to use tape Oisic 

fFuium 4). This alk>u*s* you lo pliaw tlv* 
cossetre preprom onto a boot disk which 
can (hen either be placed on a Howfert 
Menu or converted lo DOS 2JC iMth 
T«e2DOS’.* 

Thanks for the Information. Stuart. One 
thought that comes lo my mind is could 
sumeunr wrtic a survey ol the various I* D, 
menu systems like Howfen. Mu 111 Bout, etc 
who originated them, what their 
strengths and wrak n eswea are? 


MANAGER 3003 

Sitiarl also reports that an enhanced ver 
sfon of this program Isought by Freddy van 
den Heljnin^ is now uvaJlahle on NoSAUG 
I1> disk U02 • write Ui Stuart at 71 Walker 
Ruud. Ibrry. Aberdeen ADI 3Dt for mw 
details ol NuSAUC’s PD selection. 


MONITORS 

11 Rogers also responded lo F Fry’s Issue 
HI enquiry about monllors 
'The terms EGA. CCA and VGA ore all 
used Pi cor^unrtion u*dh monitors Jor use 
on HIM PCs und cornpotiUes. so he 
shouldn’t u^orry abiKU them too rmtcK Any 
monitor he uses for an Atari S bit must 
haue a rornpostte video input. Most modent 
(eIet*isioas qiialtfo. If they luue a 'Scan ’ 
.sorfc<*( on them, fkrsonalty I use a f’hllips 
monitor u'hich has (he odKi/Kopt* 
thor. u'hen bought neu*. It has a (us’fve 
month '’on stte'yuaran/ee. Le. they come to 
you should it need repairtngr 


DALBKS 

John Stecyk from Austndla hoped Iasi 
Issue for a version of’Oalek Attack' for the 
Atari Claaaic. Sluan Murray (again) notes 
thal* 

'TTw* Lone Rakter' by Atari (cassette) fea 
tures Oalek dones on Otefirst let«H. They 
come at you fhkn both sides. Although not 
true Oateks they are refects from Dateos' 
experiments (her heefC 

Now for some request foe help ... 

SERIAL PRINTER 

S W Berry fitmi Ashford who wlunteefed 
hardware help (see abovel needs some 
assistance with a recently actpilTed "... 
second printer mode by Newbury Ctata UK 


type tifi30 it uork^jine on s<H/ f<*sr. plt^s 
In too Specirunt serial port and uorks 
yreat, tr uorks u'itfi tile plJice K' in S4>nai 
rrudr*. 1/ uon 't uoHc u'ith a/iy of my A (arts 
<uki f have 4 standarrl HOOXLs, 2 fiOOXJ^s 
uXih 236k ram and Coinptuerliouse's OS 
card, and a /^W.XE ) hoi** all the inii’r/arc 
data, the haul rules, (he pin <'On/UYtloris 
and the experrise to make any cabling or 
Inietfdring and II .still uon't uorkl / hai>(’ 
been toki that the serial ri<'i«re IuukIIit that 
Is prirf of the OS rcyuire.s u dis'ke fO and 
i/tar Ata/iW/iter* sets up this iiandicr on 
boM up and can/toi be uiieriyl. Is ihl.s trtw? 
Can I modify AiariWnier* 130XK in-rslo/} to 
arress (his prinierajui while I am ut It 
a^hol aJxMi itw extra ram I fiat»(', can dial 
be arressed? I h<xx’ sonic ofx* can solve 
Ihis one Jbr me.' 

OK experts, wh<i laii lielp on tills' 

ATARIWRITER AND 
PROOFREADER 

Steve Shcarlnk Iroiii SmilhuU In Mid 
diesex has a couple ol qtiestlons, llrsl lu* 
has Atari Writer on Turbo Tnpt'. and note 

hoiie a disk drive: itxHtld It In* ;xi.ss(W<' lu 
iLSe Pruofliender in conjunction niih Alar 
IWriier on tape or does It only tvork with 
ihe coftrirfoc tyTsfoti!*' 

I must Admit (hal I dklri'l think AiarlWn 
Icr was AvallaMe on (ape I know a ’Hirbo 
Load tape Word Pnx'es.sor In avullablo Irfmi 
Mlcru'Dtscounl can anyone rsplaln? 


WORD FINDING 

Steve also admits tu I>e1ng a <'onipulHlvc 
crossword pu/rJer and has seen the calcti 
lator style word finders Ihat enable |>arl of 
a word lo be Input and which (hen reiunis 
a list of the allemattves on its display, 
Steve asks ',..i/am/fhinfl like thts lias purr 
been produced for. or could be <idapl«*d./of 
(he Alarcr 

I'm unaware of anylhlng like 1 his on Ihe 
Atari Classk* I suspet i lhal li would unly 
be practical with a very large RAMdisk. 
Any ctmimenls. anyone? 


FAULTT CHZP 

On (he International front this Issue, we 
have a letter from f*eler I'anayloiopoulos In 
Athens. Greece. Peter oilers congralula 
Ikxis for the new-style IMAJLBAG c olumn 
Ihe liked (he dedication In issue 60) and 
reports that he's been having problems 
with his 800XL. To sum it all up. the last 
time It went for repair. It was returned 
with a faulty chip in its holder • the chip 
has the following text on it: "AMI H442MH7 


New Alan Usee • Issue 62 


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Mailbag 


004889 01 10 004085 PhlUpplJies'. Peter 
would like 10 know if it is easy to find this 
( hip and if so. is II a simple task for him to 
make I he change himself? Peter can be 
(vniactrd al 29 Kostl Palama Si.. EgaJes. 
Athens GR-122 43. Greece. 


HOME FILING MANAGER 

Nigel Ludlow from Dalh has some ques¬ 
tions al>oul ’Dome Filing Manager ()!FM) 

(I hop<* my arllc’le In Issue 61 In ttpiy to 
your previous queslluriH were of help. 

Nigell. 

First. Is 11 possible to cofMi IIFM data 
(tlsk^ to hock rhem up? i hotie tried using 
n couple qf sector copiers uHthoitt success.' 
Oh clear. Nljsel, you do seem to be having 
problems. IVe just booled up l^age 6 dIMi 
[)S*5 and used the Secior Copy Utilliy on 
ti lo copy a HFM data disk, and then 
Huct'CHHlully ui<ed the copied data disk 
with HFM no pruWem! is your problem 
linked wllh ihe ('ormpllons you wrote 
a»x>ul belore? Is your drive working lOOHV 
|>(>es the copier work, and ll’s (jnty when 
you iry to load Into HFM that you have 
problems, or does the t'opler report erron? 
Whul rhecanyuu lell us about ihr 
prohlemV 
Nigel cxinlinucB: 

Allcmalincfi/. is there a belUf peoprum to 
ktvp uahcKis tiipes ql cusUofTwr/mailing 
delta on? / tike HFM becauM* of Its seorrh 
,/actiltles. / haiv o Customer Number on the 
lop Itne oj itwjirsl card, loilh Si'orch codes. 
{I necessary, and the telhr 'A' foUoiving the 
Cuslonwr Numbir. Hie tines b*1o<*» then 
nMttotri du^lr addrc.'is. TTu' ne.ct cord has 
the soriK* f'ltslomer Number,^touwd iyg rhe 
teller V. ond ihls contains onj/ r^fTwrks 
such as phone number, dole of order, etc. 
Wfien t u*anl to print address tabets. fjusi 
(Tott up alt ihc* A' cards and Itsl to prlnt<*r. 
One druieback oJ this is that t haw to 
mariuottp u'trid back Ihe prtnUT a bit ajier 
each tobet tios printed os the /fFM coni is 
(orpcT than itte address (abets / use. t hoee 
AiariWrltiT*. PapeK'ttp. and MtntOjJkr U 
(uould anu of these be belter than HFM? t 
haiv* tried rending Ihe manuals u’tih repard 
Co mail merglt^}. etc. but don't understand 
them am t stupid?'' 

No Nigel, you’re not stupid • the (rouble Is 
these programs are so flexible that the 
manuals only touch (he surface of ways In 
which they may be used. It’s up lo users lo 
contribute their Ideas on how to use Ihe 
programs for different solutions. I do like 
your Idea of using A’ and ’U’ cards within 
HFM • that's quite neat and I might find a 
way of using something slmllax myself * 
thanks for Ihe idea! Paperclip, still niy 
favourite word processor for the Atari Clas¬ 
sic (although I would have loscd Lo acquire 
version 2.1 with SpellChecker!i Is fine If 
you jusi want lo maintain a list of addres¬ 
ses to use for mail mer0ngas Is AtartWrl- 

t Issv* 62 • N*w Ann Umt 


ter-e. However, If you want to maintain 
other data as well as (he addresses then a 
database Is a better optkm. MinlOfhce II 
would be a posslUllty store your daia 
using the Database rtMxIuk. then when 
you want labels, selen the address records 
fnwn the database file and print Ihem 
using Ihe Label Primer module. Anyone 
like to write a tutorial on using MirUOfTk'e 
II? 

Oh yes. regarding having to roll ba<k (he 
labels when printing from HFM have you 
got the utllKy by Derryck Croker in 
liaPADG’s '8r 16’ Issue 13 yet? Il should 
give you the ability to control how many 
lines you want per label. 


PRINT SHOP PROBLEM 

FlnaJly Nigel reports that he is '...unab<<* 
to print anqthtr^ usinp 'Print Shop' 
ofduMjph f can SOMF;nM£S ift load Ihe 
'P.S. Companion'first. 71w‘ P.S. disk 
appi»ars to have lost* the code to drive a 
printer eueri pofnp to the ‘Setl/p’/oct/Uit. Is 
il possUAe lo n-program the file that hand¬ 
les this?" 

I (wonder If this Is yet another nymptom of 
the yppareni disk probtems which have 
ciised you dink uilleH with HFM’^ 1 note 
that In the P.S. Companion manual II 
stales ihai The setup procedure may not 
work Huc’cessluliy il your tliidt drive's speed 
Is oul of adjustment*. Is there anyone wllh 
an in • dept h knowledge of' 1‘nn i Shop’ who 
can shed any further light on the problem? 


SOUND SAMPLING 

Mark Watson ol brldilnglon. Ncwih Hum 
berside would like some help wllh sound 
sampling: 

‘t haw a Heptay' ranrkige from (Iralln 
tnliTTwitionnl. I u*oukf fikr* to knou* hou' to 
play 2 tracks at once, or how to nwrge 
tro^s. etc. I think it i.s posstbk* as DlglD 
rum ran play tu*o drum sounds al once. 
Please can sorrvone out there write on artf 
cfe obouf sound sampling on the Atah (fas 
sic. I think aicA of people u«ouJd be in 

lerested.* 

'That sounds like a good idea lo me any 
volunleefs? 


FLIPPING DISKS 

D Bennett frum Cos^entry voltes: 

'I like the Page 6 Magazine disks not 
only do they .saue a iot of typing in. but 
there are usually some extra pomes (n 
duded as bonuses. I do. however, find the 
scrolling messages take a tong time lo read, 
and,frustrating if I uwit to see Just part 
again. Is there a uvzy of shouvig the text 


normaliy?’ 

Normally you could use a Sector display 
utility lo searc’h for the start of a (ext 
message (»n ihr di&k and then display or 
print U. but (be scrolling message on Ihe 
title aereen on (he Issue disks Is ('ompa<- 
led and included directly in (hr progrjm 
by a special utility so cannot l>e read In 
this way. Occasionally, either by uc'cldeni 
or design. Ihe original text message is left 
on the disk usually wllh (hr IIIcnHtne IN 
TRO TXTand vou can copy this to screen 
or printer wllh DOS or load 11 into a word 
processor 

Mr. Bennett continues. 

I found one ol the disks uu.s double 
sided, and I could not use oU iht^ progronu. 
Too lale nou’, but eoidd you aiold ihu l/i 
jWiirr Issues? I luivc been using a notch 
culler to let me use Itoth sidc.s of .standard 
doobtf'density disks In an unmodified 
1050 drfix*. So.for ofWy otm* disk htu failed 
to,format both sides, but since / use si on 
tiard t050 should this be culled fktuble 
Sided and Double DefisUy/ 

Thai's got me (SHilu5*ed. Mr. H. Which 
Issite disk are you relening lo?The iwuie 
disks have had a bunun an Midr U lor the 
last couple of years a I least. Mow did this 
Hiopyou using thal purl leu la r disk? And 
(heny<Mi talk alxnii nHlnglxnh sides of 
your own disks by adding an cxiru noU'h 
A true double (Udc<l disk Is cme that cun hr 
written by aXF5Sl drive (wiih ihcupprnp 
natc LX>SI so that IxXh sides nni lie ac 
('Cased wll hou I flippi ng (he d l sk over both 
physical sides are one lugiral diNk. *nu' 
usual practii'c of notching I he oihrr’ side 
of a disk on Ihe Atari Classic resuIlH in 
csaemially cat'h side al fhe dink liclug Ire 
ated as a separafe entity. 


TKAiVSDJSK AiVD DOS 

Dantel Ifaverslot'k was plcavd f(j see 
Raphael Bspino’s article on solving proL 
Icms vdlh 'rVaiisDisk 4 In Issue 61 H<’ has 
a lot of TD Ales from a 800X1/1050 system 
thal he wouk) like to run on his HtOXK 
with US Doubler enhanced 1050. Daniel 
has '...tried RophoH’s* program (rc NAH 
issue 6 1 and scirre.ss/iiifii rhanqcd fX>S2 0 
to DOS 2.0T7>. I (hm startt-d to cxyyyfiles 
off rrqf old disks and onlo ihe neu* X£/XT 
menu disks. Again, to my gn*ar disappoint 
ment. tltc same old Error 139' came up. I 
can't access these XB/XT menic dLsk.s, nor 
can t uetre to them. Is U the 1050 driw 
,frtted uKIh US Doubler iho/'s .forma fling fhr 
7PXE/XT disks In Ihe ti'rong uay?' 

Il sounds as though you may ho ex 
periencir^ the problems noted by Raphael 
in his arllcle where D052.5 has comipied 
(he game file. Come in Raphael, can you 
shed anv light on Ihr mailer, please? 


Mailbag 


ORDERING FROM 
OVERSEAS 

Mr, adds a f^fw thoiiAht^ aboiu 

buying ftoftwar^ from abroad* 

I have Jotiiid (r and (o 

send money abroatl In Joreign currency 
u’ilhoul thi' ivie o( a credit card. Whal Cs ch(* 
< ru'upe?>r arid Ix-si a'oyT 

G<Kxl qucsdoti • wba( advice can our 
readers offer? I*an of the trouble Is Ihe 
changes In servkes/charges offered hy 
banks, etc. A couple of years ago. Giro 
batik (’barged you £S to send a foreign 
currency cheque abroad ihai vresn'i loo 
bad: last year, however, the fee was 
llaa anyone hud any experience wllh 
Ametlcait Express or similar organlsa 
tions? Incldenially. In recent rorrespond 
ence with American contacts. (RCs (Inter 
nallonul Keply Coupcais) don’t appear to 
l>e quite so liUematiunal, apparently not 
being recognised at all post ofTk es 

And also related to this suldcct. Mr, i^en* 
nett rc|X)rts that he has '.,,hud u problem 
u'ifh a .spec'l/k’ cumpuny. Tom/nysoji pi (k-r 
rnarii/ haut* a .shureuxiri’ pngrum calk'd 
Soufidnfcu’hOH' and I haix* been loaiMe to 
g4’t a n^plyjrofn t/um ovt'r inany months. 

An insured letter enclosing papment In 
fVurc’bnKirks looff rt^umetl marked 'Not 
CdUvtefi’. and / haiv now icTtrten ro John 
fkiilsoct usktnp for his ochMft* and (/ (be 
grm srdf exists.' 


COPYRIGHT 

Ag<iln fr(>m Mr. Uenneil. an interesting 
((uesllod on the subject of c npyrlght 
'Whut happens about the copyright jOr 
llsdnps and Iri/brmatlon published (n 
ceased rnupuzines ltk<’ (he orkhnol 'Atari 
User’r 

Another good question, we could aJso ex* 
tetid It to ceased software publishers. Does 
unyone know whal the legal situation Is In 
such instances? 


ARTICLES WANTED 

5 W Berty also notes (hat: 
back In Issue 32 u>as Ibe^Irsl adicle oj a 
nei^ series by Mark FowHs called Expand 
Oig Your Atari' it was then dropped as it 
was considered to be too technical. Yes 0 
nupbl be technical to some but to others tt 
mould be oery usejul. Can we ask the MAN 
aL the top to reconsider or release the is^or 
ntatfofi to chose mUltng to buy tt. neose see 
mhnl you con do." 

The man at the top says wr have been 
asked several times for this series to be 
concluded or reinstated, so there is an 


obvious Interest. The reason it was drip¬ 
ped wax not that It was loo Ict’hnicaJ but 
because we were advised that the articles 
published cemtained a number of errora of 
the sort that would only be apparent to 
someone with in-depth lechnk aJ know 
ledge. Since II was not pos.slble for the 
editor to verUy the accuracy of the remain¬ 
ing an teles. it was con^tdered safer to ter 
mlnale the series. 

Similarly. Bill DIggIns from Leeds 
'...u'ould appccckuc a tin^ bd more injor 
/notion in the operation of programs." Roy 
Goldina n’s ’l>al9y Dot 3* Is one id Bill’s 
favourlle programs and he’s pleased by the 
articles ihai thel^Tie A Wear User Croup 
are running In their Newslelters They 
have available Uavhl Kk hanKon’s exc’el 
lent user Guide for l)D3. 

So. why not boot those word proi’esMira 
up and pul together some luturtaJs on 
using your favourlle pieces of software to 
best elTeci? Bill also expresaev his thanks 
to Tommy from (Cleveland who provided 
Bill with assistance following a request In 
an earlier issue of the nuigadne, 

peter KriTtMon of Camberley, Surrey Is 
also eager to hear, like John Young in 
Issue 61. about how to use ACE C’ from 
the 1*0 Ubmiy, No Info has arrived yd 
Just a Ihoughi and It might be totally 
useless whal If you load the 400/H00 
Tnuislalor first before ktadlng ACE C 
does this make any difference? 


HMXSOFFAME 

Richard Gore odds a fdv thoughts (o Iasi 
issue’s suggestion for liu'Iuding Mall ol 
Kan»e' si'ore flies 

'8aulng Hettts of Fame onto ganw disks is 
oft Lwry u/ed but i. and f suppose orher 
people too. Itke to uvite proreef fhdr master 
dtsirs to profect fhdr (xafuoMe softuxuv 
form being corrupted, t hoiv* had one of my 
master disks corrupted this may ffbrfunoie 
tp I pot tt replaced thanks />on,'i and I 
cerlatfdy don't uxant tf to happen again 
especialSy since U ts not posslbh* to te p t a c e 
many of the games / fiotie. Backups, luhat 
backups'^ I knou* eL<ervfx)dg says you 
should rmke backups, but Us Jusi not pos 
sible u*lfh mivu/ of Ihe protecied disks and 
an unmodf/ted dhue.' 

A valid point there. Richard. In the last 
column. I was really thinking of games 
appearing In magazines where you should 
be able to recreate the program If r^eces 
sary. For ’commercial’ games, (be master 
disk could remain write protected and al 
the game over’ point a prompt to tnsdt a 
sepHrale high scores disk could lake place, 
so the Hall of Fame remains on a separate 
disk. I'm sure I remember d( least (me 
game dotng this - after all It's not (hat 
much different frcmi a 'save game' feature. 


NEW SOFTWARE 

Richard also commenled on ihc 8 hit 
software siiuatlon: 

"Thivc (s some new sofiwun' nvatlalAc 
/ram the dcdiraled biippUcrs sKIt supper! 
inp the d bw check ou! rhr price lists from 
Derek Fern, fkwi Oarraghly. Orul/ri inter 
nafkyvai. r^erDeew’topmenrs. no/./onTcrr/ng 
Page 6 and renu*mlXT Mfk’s fk’hcr Soft 
ware sttU has a rtkossiie range of old sop 
ux2re at great prices. Bur don't expect the 
companies Ilk** Zcpp<*hn Ckimi’s lo n'*livz.s<' 
anp rieu' products Oteir mq/or prpMi'm tics 
In the Joel fUsiribtitors uon’r touch H btl 
soJUiare Qi\y more so If’s not loorfti ttictr 
u'hlk* writing ony n(*u’ styfj. TTutc arc 
many games oul lfu*re icrlircn and gaifier 
ir^dusl uviut/k? to be ri’lcoscd. A feu^ 
years ago iherv was a comptuui promising 
U.S gomes ttkr ?>hadou} uj the fk'u.st’ u/id 

’/kipcrbog’ they (>urUsh(YJ. Zepp<‘Un 
an/HMtnced Xio Kan Sinuilator' u ncixT 
appeared, A rk*u' (Yimpa/iy iHV'ri sor8 a 
demo q/ (h(*(r ru*U' garni* 'IXM} I io !*tup' 0. 
Ihe conipunp was ralUxi Faniasy i*ag<* f> s 
heodUn-' uxtx ’JVCTA FAATA.SV/ Oil ip’s It 
ux 2 ». u'hen* is rhnt gonx’ nou^ n/wi the resi 
ojiluir lilies:' Wluii reoHy did happen lo 
those peupic al Zeppelin 'uh' tmv* llu’ H hii, 

It 's iIh'Im-sI H bU around. ux*’U siippon It 
for a lorv} time to come rzx uvHt as ituMv 
tu«o cxfvileni prograninvrs Hrkui JoWtrii/ 
and tan Copeland'^'Come on giuis i/ou 
m^r nor be abf(' (o bug a neu» /V>nw-h<' 
ix'lfh the monci/ pou’U make bui suri'lq you 
could treat us a Jeu^ more rtm(*s lo sunw' 
more rteu' sp/Tuiare eixYi (/ It puyj/ix gnlny 
into pannershlp u’llh soinelnnly like Pag*’ ti 
or Micro iHscount to gel i/our games dlslrl 
build and prvgmmniing ttuYti l/i gour spare 
lirtwr 

And on (he new games I heme, Daniel 
Baverslork reports thnl he's very happy 
wl(h his men! purchase of 'Operalion 
Blood’, the Mission wolf clone from Po 
land reviewed In issue (iO. He’s looking 
forward lo more like Ihls in (he lulure 
especially the 'Lenittiliigs’ clone. 

Brundlcs’! 

thanks again for your ('otilribullons 
whk'h have riiadc another Mega-Mdllhiig 
There Is plenty for you in respond lo In 
this n)llumn hut don’t leave your letters to 
the last minule before Ihe copy date I 
have to have them In plenty of time lo pul 
the column logether (o gel II to SI afford hy 
Ihai same copy dale? If you can aflord to 
send your letter as a (ext file on disk, as 
well as a printed copy It will save rrre lime 
in compiling Ihe column but lypewrltlen 
or le0ble handwrlilen conrspondmi’c is 
slill wrlcomr. 

Take us out of orbit. Mr. Sulu!" 

■Heading, sti?" 

■Out Ihere, Thaiaway? 

'A most Io0cal choice, Captain.' # 


N«w Aiori lAer-kwe 62 


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MULTILOAD 


M ulilload XE Is a useful ullUiy which provides a menu 
allosvtn£ you to Auloboot your liaslc projErams from 
disk. This Is far more convenient than havInA >0 Boot 
IK>S, then swap disks, then load your chosen program by 
hand. H aJso gives a nice polished look to your library of Ihislc 
programs. 

1 wrote the program some years ago because I was unhappy 
with the available programs, which basically listed the disk 
directory to screen and allowed you to select a pragraiin to load. 
None of these programs looked particularly attractive, and they 
obviously only allosved you the standard ftlenamrs to describe 
your programs, Mulilload X£ features sorral improvements; 
an allrartlve front screen, deampilvr program lilies, one-key 
selection, muted I/O beep, and a loading message with a 
Seconds To Oo* countdown. There are three progiani listings 
and ihey function as follows. 


LISTING 1 

AUTOBOOT FILE MAKER 

This program writes a machine language AUTORUN.SYS* Ale 
to your disk. When Ihe disk is hooted, this flic Instructs your 
Atari to load and run Usling 2. When you have typed In Ustlng 
I. save It under a suitable title Isuch as 'O'MAKRK'I before 
running U this will enable you to errale more Aulolx>oC disks 
in future. Wtien you run the prugmm. follow the on*screen 
prompts make sure you have a tiOS 2.5 formatted disk to 


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Karl Fitzhugh presents a 
neat method of selecting 
programs from your disks 


hand, containing the OOS Ale DOS.SYS* (Use (he L>OS 2.S 
commands 1* and ’H’ to prepare such a disk, aiHl then delete 
(he Ale DUP.SYS* which ts not needcdl. 


LISTING 2 
MENU PART 1 

This Is a very short program which changes the sc reen ml* 
ours, mutes the I/O beep, and |Mlnts a title to the st'reen. 7^ 
program then loads and runs Listing 3. When you have typed 
In Listing 2. you MUST save f( under (he filename 'L>:MENU’. or 
ihe Aulobnol program will tk)( be able to And it! 

LISTING 3 
MENU PART 2 

This Is the main menu program, which lists the available 
Ales, allows you (o choose one. and then loads li together with 
a countdown timer. When you have typed in Usling 3. you 
MUST save It under (he Alename 'U;MENU2\ 


HOW TO USE 
MULTILOAD XE 

Once you have typed in and saved Ihe listings, run Listing I 
to create your Ekx>t disk. Then make sure you also have Listing 
2 iDiMENU) and Listings iD:MENU2l saved Lo the same disk • 
the menu should now auloboot If you turn on your machine 
with the disk in drive I (make sure you don't hold down 
OPTION when turning on. or on older machines ensure that 
(he Basic cartridge is i^ugged In). 

The only program you need to change lo enter new Items onto 
(he menu la Listing 3 (D;MENU2). Once you have booted the 
menu (the menu will be displayed, plus the message Load 
Which Program?!, press System Reset. You can now LIST the 


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program and alirr II. 

You wiM on IJitr I thr DATA siaicmrni conlalntng (he flrM 
menu miry. To u<ld a new program, simpty add » new llrH' on 
I he next available Unr number The flrAl element of U>e DATA 
atatemeni ia (he lexi fi>r the menu arreen * ahmys atari Ihla 
Mdlh the next iivallable letter o( the alphabet, followed by 31 
charaelern of text for the title. The next two elements are the 
loading lime In seconds in reverse dl 0 l order the first number 
Is the iinlls. the second Is the lens * for example, 2 seeorKls 
would l>e *3.0* while 12 seconds would be '2.1*. The last 
element Is the actual fllenartie of the program |e.g. PILENAMK 
.EXT) * the prugram assumes Drive 1. ao rm *D:* drh'c Klentlfier 
should be used. FirmJIy. on line 0 add one Ip the value of I** 

(l.e. *P-2') • this variable tells the menu huw many entries lo 
look for, and should always equal the number (H* programs on 
the disk. 

Kuf^ example, you wish lo add 4 Goluxtans game called 
'GAlAX.IiAS* to the menu. First, ropy the actual fik to Ihe 
menu disk. Time how many seconds the game takes lo load on 
u clot'k/stopwiilch {for example 14 seeondsl. and make a note 
of this. Next, load 'MKNIJ2* and change line Mo Ihe following: 

1 DATA A.Super Oalaxlans,4. l.GAIAX.DAS 

For ytHir next entry, follow the same procedure, but enter the 
data on line 3, for example: 

2 DATA D.Spare Allark.H.O.SPArBATT-UAS 

LX>n*( forget to change the value of *F* line 0 to *l*«2*. Ymi 
should limit the number of entries per menu lo 18 , or the 
menu will rtill off the hollom of Ihe aerren. 
lastly, once you have motleyour enlrlco, re save Ihe menu 
program to disk under tlte original filename *D:MENU2' When 
you rebool the disk (or type ’RlfNI Ihe menu will appear, and 
you can proceed as normal. Make sure you have saved your 
amended *MeNU2' before rebooting or KGNnlng! 

TROUBLESHOOTING 


The program Is fairly easy lo use once yoti have got the hang 
of Ihe DATA stolcments. but If problems orriir, do not fear. 
Here are solutions to the most obvious problems. 



Listing 2 



Listing 3 


The new eniry doesn't appear on the mentit Firstly. <l[d you 
re-8a«*e *MKh(J2* before running it? Old you change Ihe value 
of *r In line one to Include the new enliyi* 

I gel an error message when I select Ihe entry I wan I to load’ 

Is the filename at the end of the DATA statement correct, and 
without a *1);* Identifier’.^ Did vmi artually t-opy this filr lo the 
disk? 

The program I rhooar loads, bul doesn l run t'orreeily! Mulll 
load XE uses □ machine code nnjllnc In pages 0 attd 6 ol 
memwy for the timer. If the program you are loading uses page 
0 or page 6 lor machine code, a confllel is possible. Any 
wHI wrlUen program should clear oul Ihls memory befort' 11 
uses it. IhiI If you have problems iry adding the foll(}wlng line 
to the start of the program fiine 0 is not usually used); 

FOK A»203 TO 207: TOKE A.O, N FJa A: FOH A* 1536 *rO 
J622: fOKF. A.O: NEXT A 

This clears out the memory and should cure (he problem. II 
(he program sliU crashes, subtrarl one from the llmiT value in 
the *MENU2' pre^sram this will ensure that (he machine rode 
is not still running when your chosen program dies to nm, 

I hope you find Mulllload XE useful. Feel Iree lo cuslomise 
Ihe display to your own jwrference. but avoid chojiging any c)f 
the data other lhan that described above, or you may crash 
the machine rode routines. 

Last, bul not least, have funi 


N«w Atwi User lssv« 02 


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U's one oj those wild, windswept nights and your car spiuHers (o a halt, miles Jrom anywhere. A 
Jlash of lightning flluminale.s an oW mansk>f) Cn thedistanre. Voti pull up your collar and dash to the 
house through the Jorrenttai rain. 

you’re if united (n 6u< soon you rt*aiis<* sorru'fhi/iy is nof quiJe right. Candk»siioks keep disappe<iring 
and you keep falling over used syringes. Money appears then disappcws. TTiaf object in the comer 
looks remarkably like a bomb! You are thinking about the woman upstairs u>ho seems to have more 
than her fair share of men friends when your train of thought is broken by the sharp crack of a 
revolver . 

Can you be the first to discmer the identity of Iht* thief, the drug pusher, the blackmailer, (he 
lerrorisf, the prostitute and the murderer and then telephotie the police uulh your ansu'ers? 

One <0 sU players af Icmpl to solve the crimes. Moue theJoystick to select the number of players and 
press the joystick trigger to commence each play<»rs Jiim. 7Wns fasi lut? mifiu/rs unless an incorrect 
accusation is made or ufUil the player falls foul of a ’’nasty". The 20 suspects have keys to the safe 
rooms and bedrooms a»hereas you don't! The contenls of the cupboards uii/l help you through and 
you can picic these up by positioning yourself in front of a cupboard (the contents will appear on the 
left of the display line) and pressing the trigger. The object held appears in the middle of the display 
line. At the end of your lum yoiu* weapon transfers to the next player. 

In order to accuse suspects you need to find out their names. Do this by standing in front of them. 
To use the phone position yourself in Jhmt of il and press the trigger. Move Ihe Joy slide to select the 
appropriate suspect then press the Iriyger to accuse. 


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by Bill Halsall 


TYPING IT IN 


CassRtte and disk usors should type in Listing 1. SAVE 
OP CSAVE a copy, then RUN the program. The program 
will check each line of data and inform you of any errors. 
Correct any errors and RUN the program again until all 
errors are etiminated. When this is done answer the 
oa$$ette/disk questions accordtngfy to create a boot tape 
or binary disk file. 

Cassette users should load the boot tape created by 
firstly removing alt cartidges and then turning on the 
computer while hotding cfown the START key (XL and XE 
owners should hold down OPTION as weft). Press RE¬ 
TURN and the tape will load and run automabcaly. 

Disk users should dear Listing 1 from memory after 
saving and running it as above by typing NEW and 
pressing RETURN. Next, type in Ustii^ 2 and save rt on 
the same disk as the binary file created by Listing 1. RUN 
the Listing 2 program with the disk in the ckive and the 
game will load and nsn automaticdlly. 


HINTS TO GET YOU THROUGH 

1 hr KunprclA lend lu use Ihe vimo roiilc« lhrt>uith (he hoiinc 
unleM Ihey ire UfAnn lu bed. 

The prustilule tikes men In her bedroom. 

DniA addicts use iheir dlspnuMe lyrlnAes and drop (hem as 
soon as (hey ael them from (he pusher. LicInA bio d<’Arari 
able Ihey wilt fnrnluaity disappear. 

The lerrortsl has « tendency lu leave bombs wtiere he/Nlic (*un 
pick (hem up later 

The blackmailer is only here for Ihe moticy, 

listen for shots and follow (rail ol spent bvilleis (or bodies!I In 
find the murderer. 

The (htef will slcal anythlnA whKh Isn't nailed down. 

Unfortunately, (vro people are havlna an affair and a aIaoIo is 
on the loose which can complieaie mailers. 

PainlinA by numbers Is a useful skill in the mosaic room! 

The ATindinA wheels can Alv^ you a nasty tTunrh! 

The display line ctw tains details of cupboard/suspect ex 
amined. object held, shot details, mom and player num* 
bers. Please note that the room numbers arc for referetirr 
only and some numbers are missinA (e.A* 6,7,81 so don 1 
vmsle lime lookinA f(^ rooms which don’t exist 

'Hie game ends when alt six criminals are Identified, Press 
trlAA^r to play aAain. The criminals and weapons chaiiAt' 
each time. 

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74744214422444242818427474281442747342 
12428424772G444914244444744889,4444 
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11174421424422244422442444441442344244 
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47194244304744144442441418488934744089 
1774471444C9347841841413497447.8812 
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42844474474944124447444981329411440917 
744824844049311944184844484974,8927 
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74114474428947747428404488091444447447 
444442747441424440994842284248.8/47 
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4044244744844844244748293B248324C73284 
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28212324242129282432172434322428322832 
17343227333429213831X817448814.1911 
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Mailbag Extra _ 

YO, HO, HO ... 

KEEP THE PIRATES ALL AT SEA 


/( WQS interesting to find amoitgsi 
fhts bafrh of mail a rmmher 

oj rorrurk’nfs on sixbfeci of 

pirating software.! ifon*! nioke 
any comment, le^ our read<^s 
spixtkj'or themsf^U>es. 

M«nin /fc'.siA’Jcfc Jrom u'rol**: 

I havp been an Alan user (or i>early 10 
yearn und Hturtrd out with un <4ct WX) 
und 410 tape lin k At lhai clme(19K3/4l 
plenty <>l *>ollwurr did exist, hiil at iXK) to 
XAO eu<'h Irvm lur one < asoelie). whilst 
*time» l<jr Speelrum. ct<-. were only a 
fiver. IJamrs (ur a 14 year old lK)y were a 
rure (x ciirreme. A couple of years later I 
acquired a HOOXU. 1050 drive and a lartfe 
number ol new < ontaets wllh IHa* same 
etjulpmenl. After years of belntf In the 
l(ame wIlrlemesH I was presentetl with u 
chance to ftet all the xames ihat I ever 
wanted, plus Hems Irom Anierka lh.ii I 
had never heard ol. lor the «*orI ol a few 
hltink disks. Alter a lew nainlhs. my col 
lection Krew lo several hundrni titles, 
and I was xettlntl about 5 new ^.inies 
every month until about l9Hft. Then the* 
software nuirket loluUy dried up. No new 
Alaiiics vrere bdntl well ten in ihls country, 
and virtually none In any other. At the 
lime I was furious with the software pub 
lisher.s. tilamlnx them for beinx '^nll 
AlaH’ and ’pro ('oinmodore* and I also 
ac'i'used the computer media of ihe same 
crime. 

By now I had boufthl one full price flame 
and owned over 300 copied pn^rams. 
Around Ihls time 1 had rhanre meellnfl 
wllh one nf the dircs lors of tnflllsh Soft 
ware. Ihe btflflesl UK <x>mpany ihat pro 
dueed Alarl flames. I t'ornplained lhal 
I here was no new sutlwarr bebifl pro* 
duct'd, and how hks company had aban 
dotted the Atari, but when he asked me 
how itiany tSnflIlsh ^ftware orifltnals 1 
owned compared to copies. I shut up 
quUkiy. I realised that I. my friends with 
Ataris, and thousands like us had been 
the cause of Ihe death of the Atari 8-bll. 
My Atari flalhered dust for a few years 
until I rrc'ently discovered the mall order 
companies in ‘New Atari User', and ncpw 
Ihe only software 1 use (or tteed to usel 
arc uciglnaJs and I feel better about this. 
But when I try to understand why people 
pirated software In such large amounts, I 
can see a reason. 


1'en yeaiw ago. a (t>py ol IVar In Kuft.sfa' 
fSSh «'os( £45 Could any Atari user hon 
esllv say that they would today pay 
aJmuftt £90 lequivaleni prlcel for this 
flame urany other'^ When there Is the 
option c>( a free hac ked flame Instead of 
on original tlial c'osls lialf a weeks wages, 
then like c'holce is ohsious. The question 
of who to blame for ihls is less obvious. 
The Atari 8 bit M)hware market was kll 
led oft tjy the sheer number ol (flratrs. 
hut the pirates themselves were c'realed 
because of Ihe rIdIc'ukniH prtc'es of the 
soil ware In the e.irlv HOs. As a t'onsequ 
enee. when prices c*ame down to a 
reasonable level, (he piralcsk were still 
there, and llw flames I'olJeclors Hike me) 
took anythlnfl wi ufler fnmi them 
So. who can we hl.inte’.* The software 
mmpaiiles HiK'ludliifl AlaJll lor selling 
sotiwafr at a fMiee that dlsit)urafled the* 
buvlnflororlfllnals‘*Thr piraies lhal 
iiside sure lhal almost rto one iKMiflhl Ihe 
cnIflItMis? Or the users wIk) eiiccHjrafled 
the pirates to exist in iIh* uumlwrs ihat 
they dkl? You decide. I c an'l' 

hkwl^frxtm Wcfairtl Cnrt<T. Pi fk-rpcYoc' 
eocintn/ Jerawp. CVwuira'f Istwids 
'i'un I say to people lhal if they Icwe 
their Alan Classk' then they should not. 
oci pclnrlple. pirale any software and 
who hasn’t at scaiie time ur other copied 
a lixiipuier or musn* lupe? Maybe II sup 
pliers make some money for their hard 
work Ihe Atari Classic will keep flolnfl’;^ 
Maybe even long enough that (some 
hope) the Alan bosses will realise what a 
mistake they made axing the best cxim 
puter ever made. I can say this even 
though I own an Amlfla. Have you tried 
Amiga BASIC;* If you have, you 11 a|^MXxi- 
ate how gcxid Atari BASIC Is. especially 
the Kdllor!* 

fVou* wc hour some comments 
ptroJe u4io fuis uxifren up': 

'IHracy on the Atari has been here since 
day one and will always be here, of that I 
have no doubt. 1Yie cmly peofde who <*an 
curb |Hracy Is Ibe ptrales themselves. 
Derek fern's Ihreals regarding FAST 
(issue 60l are laughable because I bon 
estly can’t see FAST being bothered with 
one person pirating software for the Atari 
8*bil when (hey have their eye on a vrare 
house piraling and selling scfltNvare a.s 
unginuJs, To ail true Atari 8 Utters I say 
this: the soHware prexiuced and sold 
nowadays Is written by dedleated Atari 
8*bltters like yoursrives Do you ihlnk jl 


is fair that all (heir tolls should go llnati 
daily unrewarded because everyone has 
Uraied ihe software and hardly anyone 
Ika^ bought It? I mean. Alan 8 hit soft 
ware sales are hardly going u> iiiakr any 
one rk'h. are they*.'‘nicy wrlle ihc* soH 
ware out of a love for i hei r t'ompc i U'r .ii ul, 
of course, for a l)U ol money. 

I c'an'l understand soHware producers 
at all Pur example Tiger Ikwelopmc'cils’ 
disks have no prulec'llon al all! Wake np 
NelH You are tnakuifl H so easy for t'opies 
to be made ami given to frienclH. Also 
disks like Hlie l.asl Guardian’ and ’I'ag.i 
Ion' iwupleiely unprnlis'led Any disk 
copier Irom Ihe IhJhIlc Domain would Ik* 
able to copy ihem. There Is flixxl Tirws 
though the iLtiropeun Alarlans sc'erii tec 
excel In soil ware pmtec'Uun and disks 
like the Mega MaflsarMl '0(>eralk>ii BIckkI 
have some exc'clierit pn)lec*Uon lhal tan’I 
be (‘Opted l>y Happy <fr loi/er drives Hils 
should certainly slop piracy In Ms iruc ks 
and so Is greal news. 

As H final nuir I say lo all IK Lb) Ala 
riaiis. please IK) NOT pirale any new 
soflwiire (>rcxlii(‘ed H Is ruH lair on the 
authors. Ihe publishers and (he people 
who DONT [grate giin*es! 

Also ontfN* .sufjg'el ol ptnuy. .SMuni Mur 
ray who pruducc'a dl.sk (iiia/ 

madt' (hcM* ctKTTmmis In a rttv^rii Idler lo 
nw: 

I’vcjusl liad to spend Iwn hours updal 
Itifl FUTUKA 4 because ‘OMldor’ Is in fact 
a Gemwii coniitterclal rrlease' which was 
crat'kedby (a plralel . 11 bought H was 
PD WFlIten by iTler Sabbath ol A13BU(* 
M) I didn't nollce Ihe pirates iiicssHge 
on the title screen From now on I II be 
examining Ali. ilile sc reens and . LKH' 
files c’fosely 1 wab planning to litc lnde a 
great game called ’Rare' on KUTUKA 7 
until 1 nolk'ed Ihc infamous I)e jirolee 
led by .. message on the title sctctii. 

Well, we can't change the past, bui 
we ran shapt' (fit* 
tj we uYinl flu* Amn’ Classic to sw 
Ls’ix* U'Kh n^'ii' fiqttware talbelt In If 
miled c>olumt*A we must support (he 
producers of any new sojtwore bi/ 
purrltasinp originoLs; cion ’( e^rpect 
fancy packogutg Jixsf good usable 
softuxuv at a rt^isonable price! 

Allan J. Palmer 


New>UoriUs*( liw«62 


17 


U/XESOFTWARE 


INDISPENSABLE 



av^you evrr wanird lo uar umf pcwrrful uiiltik^ on 
your 8 bli machine? of couree! Ekji what kind of 
software? 1 have often wondered what are the eaaential 
nUlihes on I he Xl./XK. Some of ihe pmtsrams I have selected 
reaUy 0ve our computer hufle power. A power I never (houtfhl 
was possible to have? Let's dlsciwer how (pral Is ihe world ol 
ATAKI. as It relates to utilttles. possibly the moat tntereadn^ 
pleres of software. 


STARTING WITH DOS 

As you probably know from the ftrst time you jtot a disk drive, 
(hr moat important piece of software is a Disk Operaiinji 
Syslcm u> enable you to manipulate disks. For this most 
Important job. (he most powerful DOS Is. without any contest. 
8PARTADO& from ICD which allows you to format any disk 
15 1 /4 or 3 1/2 tnchcsl in any density Islnsk, medium, double, 
double sided double density, hard drivel and also supports 
high speed transfer, even between disks of different formats 
Uhls supposes you have a hardware enhanced dme • Happy. 
DT dupUcator. US doubler etc.). 

The other DOS to be recommended Is SUPERDOS S.O fmm 
Technical Support which was produced in I98S. It does the 
same work as SPARTADOS. that Is to soy that it alao supports 
the special XF551 formal, but It also includes a special aulo- 
run loader for this special 360K disk drive. According to my 
knowledge, this Is the only software ofWlnji this possibility. 

COPYING DISKS 

Alter a adiile, you will realise that you need a disk copier. 
However, you will notice that most of (hem don't ropy every 
density or, perhaps, support only one disk drtve. Arcordlnj^ to 
my experience in this Held. I highly recommend US SECTOR 
COPY 4 or MYCOPYR 2.1 (see the PAGE 6 PuMic Domain 
Library) which automatIcaUy detect the density of the source 
disk, read and write In high speed if you have a special 
enhanced drive, and then format the destination drive In (he 
required density. Most important of all. they detect the number 
of drives that you have and du^lay the progress of (be ctqiy on 
the screen by a moving bar (for US COPY 4) like in those well 
known ST copiers. As if this wasn't enough, they also use the 


Patrice Robert still enjoys 
playing golf but this issue 
turns his attention to more 
serious matters 

extra ram (hai you have up lo 256K. so supporting the I30XE 
ram disk and the Kambo XL. With Ihese copiers you can (‘opy 
.1 single disk in one pass wiih a 130XE In some seconds. 

TRANSFERRING TAPES 

Looking St your tapes, you will need a tape disk iramUer 
program For this job, don't search for weeks and weeks. Just 
buy TRAN8DISK 4 produced in 1988 by Digicom and now 
available from PACG 6.1 must ad mil that wiih ihia ooftvrarc all 
the tapes I have tried to dupllcaie to disk have worked well and 
every transfer has been successful. 

MAKING BOOT DISKS 

If you have a large number of flics on your disks, you might 
want to find an easy way lo select and aulonin your chosen 
program. I soh’ed (be problem in two ways. The first is by 
using a program called ND06 AUTORUN or ND08 CON¬ 
VERTER which enable you to bool every file with a ".com 
extender filename. You will probably say that evpiy dedicated 
autorun can do It but the great advantage of Ihls one is that 
you con write the whole name of the file, nol being obliged to 
reduce II to 8 characters. In addition the autorun doesn't lake 
up any room on your disk! That means (hat If your disk Is full 
of (lies giving you 0 free sectors when asking for a directory. 
NDOS wlIJ still write the autorun on (be disk so I hat the 
presentation page af^ars on screen when booting with full 
names for all games or utilities. 

The second utility 1 often use is called SPEED START 
tNITlALlZBR verson 2 cr 3, as It allows you lo boot not only 

.com* Ales, but also binary and Baste Ales and It supports 
single, medium and also double density disks if you are using 
an XFS51 drive. Moreover, this program can make high speed 
boot disks if you have an enhanced drive and 11 also allows a 
normal drive lo boot in high speed provided the aulorun has 
been wriitm by an enhanced drive. Really great) 



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Nuw, fur Ihr Tun ol II. and be4’au»e It rrutty nerdn lo hr srrn 
on your XL, liuvc u look, or I j^hcmUl ruihrr uy havr a he.ir. ul 
9.A.M I hi* SuUwnrc AiKormUt Mmilh from Oon l A5k sohware 
prudui td In 19B2 which AJvca n longtM* loyour rompuirr. I 
wonder ir I tie people who nukde SAM rmiM make U9 a speaking 
LX)S? ]l would be funny lo hear our XI. uying 'Tm rormauiiig 
your disk In drive T. wouldn’t llV If you like ihc synlheUc 
voire, you probably mi&hl like (o l(H)k at a pklure and voice 
dlg)tl/er uIao «urh us &A8Y SCAN 3 from Innovative Con* 
repts In 1989 and DICI-VOICE. Ihe audio pmrr^ng system. 
Irom Gemini software In t9#M If vou need lo druw some 
pIrturvA. UAC TBCHNICOLOUR DREAMS which wnti pm 
riuccd In 1986 from Ked Kal software, I never saw morr 
beautiful pictures on my XL an this prc^tram ('an produce. 

TWO IN ONE? 

The following title made me rather seeptkCAl when 1 heard of 
il. SNAPSHOT gives you the pooAlbillty lo have two rompu 
lers In one? i have to fflve an explanation I suppose. This little 
program from Tom Hunt oflrrs you Ihe rare satlsfartton of 
('unflguring your XE or your extended XL in two parts so that 
you can load (wo different programs into memory which for 
this purpose Is dblded Into two parts. The swap between the 
programs Is made by pushing ihe shiA•Kt>^(roi•^ 1 key. I 
couldn't believe it until I saw li! 


GETTING MORE SERIOUS 

Kor the m(»re **crk>us work cnnybody tiv/ning a compnicr 
must have looked frtr a word |)nx'«'ss<ir. I highly ret ummend lo 
you FIRST XLENT WORD PROCESSOR ai* II uses Ihr 
extra available ram ol your XK. Howner. ATARfWRlTBR * 
also gives gond nupporl as l( Inchides sfX'Uing rhr< ker. mull- 
nienfe rlalahasr. alphabetise feature, lelreonimunii'atlotis and 
user definable ptlnler drivers. For the all in one package only 
two ha\*c Ihe right lo be mentioned here. I speak ul HOME* 

PAK from lialtertes Inchxled In 198R which IncUide a word 
pnx'csstng program railed Hornet exl. a database c alled Home 
find and a rommunU alloti program called Hometenn The 
other one well known to every Inlrrcslcd 8 bit owner is of 
course MINI OPPICB 2 from Database software in 1987 I now 
available Irom PAGE 6| as it Inclndos woni processor, spread 
sheei. dalabasf*. graphics, label printer and (‘ominunUatlons. 

FAREWELL 

I hope thal this summarv' of much needed utilities will in 
teresi some of the 8-bit readers as ll took me years (and money 
aisol (ogel the most powerful programs for my XL/XE. If you 
wane lo speak of vour experience with ulllities or something 
else relating lo our rompu ter. why not write to me? 

Patrice ROBERT. 7. bd Marcef Pourfout. 
92500 Rueii Malmaison. FRANCE 

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Dr. Who . 

II you’rr a drvi)lrd fun »( Dr. Who or)u»t an oci'OSkMUil 
vicwiT, The Ci>m|>lelr Vt Who will be of Intcresl loyou. The 
currcnl repeats <hi UDCiil «t)d ihe vkJeo re release of Ihr enIJre 
series hos hrootthl Or. Who buc k into the public eye. I was a 
|jn of (he sertes dtid liooted Ihls disk wllh ppraC anlkipallon. I 
was tml disappointed. 

The Complete [>r. Whti disk cansIMs of Hve text files whkh 
you can read or prini. and an an’ade adventure ifamc. You are 
ifreeted with a menu ofTcrin^ six options: The Game: Cast and 
Bpisodes: IMblluftraphy: Wliu Is Who?: Uchind the Scenes; and 
Knil A Scarl. I decldetl to leave the same until Iasi as I waitled 
lo (’reale an atmosphere before playing II. 

Cast and Bpi^Ktdes tflves you a vast amount of Information on 
the actors, scrlpi editors and producers of the Dr. Who seiics 
as Nvell as a complete listing of all the episodes Irom the 25 
seasons, TTUs brought back many fund memories for me • Td 
forgollen all about old K 9. It also reminded me of my favourite 
episodes: Rolwts of Drath and TTk Five Doctors, 

Within Ihe Bibliography there are details of almost forty Dr. 
Who b<M>ks, These are nut the books of Ihe scries - they are 
Indept’iidcnl Dr. Who related publicalions. Some of them 
sound mosl obscure. e,g. The Doctor >Vho Cookbook '. ’Huild 
the Tardts and The t>orlor Who Pattern Book*. fWhy was there 
never an Atari 8* bit «'ookbook?l 

Who Is Who? is a very Interesting article which ailempts to 
prove I hat the Doctor and ihe Master (his enemvl axe the sumc 
person. It also deals with the complexities of lime travel. 
Although il was a most interrslmg read. I’m sltll not eonvinced 


thai they are the same person. I’ll leave ymi tu make uji yuur 
usvn mind 

firhind Ihe Scenes Is an detailed mx'uuni of the I Inal l>r. Who 
season 1*251. Il gives exjunpIcHuf ac'cldenla) exploniuiis on ihe 
set. cliangeH to the original ncripi and scenes lhal were cul. 

1*he final texl file Is Knll a Scarf. Y(HI are given full details on 
how lo knll Ihe 1980 Season srarf. 

Afler reading all Ave text flies I was ready to play the game. 

Dr Who Adventure Is an ari’adc advenlurr game wrlllen in 
BASIC 111 lakes three mlnulrs lo inllialtsel. Il was featured us 
Ihe disk bonus on l^age 6 issue di'vk *44. Hie main menu gives 
V9U lour oplkms: Scenario; May Ihe (jame: Solution: and Aller 
lYugram. 

I began by reading the arcnarlo. You play Ilk' DtM'lor himself. 
You are tropped on the pluiicl iiog because the Masler luis 
rendered llie Tardls uselesa by stealing (lie Time Drive UiiK, To 
esropeyou must lorair the Time Drive Unit wllhin oiu* hour, 
ildwrvcr, there are many objec’ts to collect and danglers lo 
avoid. 

Dr. Who Adventure will certainly luH win any awards fur 
graphics. Il Is lypiral oT many an adc adventures wrlllen In 
BASIC • single colour objects, jerky animation, etc. The sound 
Is also limited lo the (xraslonal click or hiss. In fact. I usually 
don'l enjoy this lype of game. However, fur some reason I quite 
enjoyed Dr. Who Adventure, I Ihink It was because I'd crealed 
a rompllmenlaiy almosphcir by reading all the text files flrsl. 
If you give it a chance you’ll discover lhal the ac tual game 
cunleni of Dr. Who Adventure is quite delHlIcd OJid well pul 
logrlhcT 

If vou And Dr. Who Advenlure too rilfTlcuU lo complete, there 
Is a full solulkin included. You ran also aller Ihe program If 
you wish. 

Overall. I thoroughly enjoved The Cwnpleie L>r. Who The (ext 
Ales are extremely interesting and deAnllely worth Ihe pun h 
ase of Ihe disk alone. Dr, Who Ads’enlure Is an average arcade 
adventure which complimcciLs the text. Even vdlh ll.s medlcH re 
graphics and sound I found myself battling through the High 
IVtest's Temple and the Dalek Room attempung to c'omplctc 
(he game. However. I feel ll might have been a belter idea to 
iriclnde a l>r. Who text adventure instead ol llic arcade ver 
Sion. Even so. I heartily recommend "Hie c:omplctc t>orlor Who 
(o all fans of the series. 


Classic PD Zone Rating : 75% 


U.S. PAPER PLANE 
(PAPER AIRPLANE MAKER) 





After my Or. Who HcaMon I deeMird 1o Icy MMnrlhlne » lit Hr 
flllTrrrril. U.S. f^prr (lAnr hrl|my«HJ 1o (‘onMnirt pHprralr 
pltinrA. You mIim) need an KO’C'olumn ptinicr lo prlni ihr 

There urr 5 piipee airplane <Jcslj»ns on S*dr A of Ihr disk. After 
u quirk hrowse Ihrou^^ «]| the (lc*»lAns I drrkled In mtuilrun 
the XXI deMftn. After il was kwdrd from dink arv) dkiplayrd on 
the serem I pressed ’K to print ft. The XXI dr«Kii wn» 
HuerrAsriilly dumped loiny CM 1/m 1201)». Al this ptrinl. 11 
doesn’t l<H>k anylhinij like an airplane. Next. I pressed ESC** lo 
seleH the loldlnji Instructions. This Is where every I htrw begins 
lo lake shupc. You arc tQven full step by step inslnictlons on 
how to foUl your chosen design. Ihls Is act'ompllshed by a 
senes (>r fcrsphk'ul rrprrsenislhjns of each sliuee of Ihe fokllnM 
pnxH.'SS. TIk* part lo bi* fokled Is shown on the screen tn bnjdtl 
yellow. The process Is very simple to follow and bcfoiT lonn I 
ha<l I'ompleled my XXI. I found ii easier lo use staples to hold 
everythInA toAether Instead of paper clips (althouAh a paper 
clip Is essential for nose welAhd. After the Aruphnal foklliiA 
Instructions you are Ahm brief text instnccllons lo make sure 
(hat you didn't miss anylhlnA. 

On Side b of the disk you will ftnd another 3 airplane deslAns 
ami an urt pruAram caJJed ColvPalnl which Is writ tern In bASIC' 
It features manv of the standard ait ftinrtioris Im'lanAle. 
circle, etc.I as well as a text function whkh allows you lo pla<e 
text anywhere on the screen. With 1*01^1*3101 you ran desiAn 
your own paper airplanes. Mv enAtneehnA skills did twI 
stretch lo a full rleslAn but I did enjov cxpencncrillnA with 
l*olyl*alnl. 

To sum up. U.S. f’aprr Plane Is a Aem of a proAram. H Is very 
simple to use and producTs cxc’ellcnl rrsulls, Mv ?0(l hanAs 
from the shelf shove my c't>mpulrT desk and allracts the 
attention of everyone who enters the room. “Bui does ft flyT. I 
hear you ask. Il goes like a dream! 

Classic PD Zone Rating : 35% 


LUNACY 

Now il’s lime for some serloiH fun Luruuy is a clonr* of the 
Aame Tetris, Fw those who haven't heard of Tetris. I’ll AIvt <i 
brief desc ription of the A<inieplay You rontnil various shj|K*s 
which fall from Ihe lop of Ihe screen. You must ftl thr'sr shj|H*s 
loAeiher at il>e bottom to create complete hort/onlal lines. 

After complellnAa line II will disappear and the rcntaliilnA 
shapes fall hy one line The Aame ends when ytni no luiiAer 
have space for new shapes. 

The Atari Classic has a wealth of l*l> Tetris <Ione>t. Tlu-w’ 
Include Teirlx, AlarlrlH. Fortress, etc*, TIjc first oiw I plnyeri was 
Hot blocks (f*aA^ 6 Issue disk •4H). So what makes Lunacy 
siand out from Ibe rest? I^t’s lake a lot»k... 

When you bool Lunacy you arc Areeted with Hie folio win a 
mesHafic: ‘SurAcon General’s WaminA: Extensive Kesearch 
lias Conolsicntlv Pmven Thai llayiriA l.tinaty Will Kesiill In 
Addli'Hon' A nk'e icKJch. Next, you ore askixl lr> hcIccI liclwr*cii 
three ctlffereni iMtckArcnmd tunes. All three are quite Anod. Ytsi 
are then Arceled liy Ihe main menu Hen* you nm wire t Hie 
sl.ullnA ksfel and line (the htAher the line the less spiur for 
lAetes). I Teas fire and you’re off. 

In Ihe middle of the screen there Iv a larAe him k riTiiinAlc 
this Is (he main play area wiihin whit h you must 111 all the 
pletes. To Ihe lop*left you are shown the next plet c and tii i hr 
bollom your H4t>re and numl>rr of lines t*<im|>lctr<l. 

As with «ill Telr1«ckK»es. the Aamepby Is exirrmely addictive, 
h Is one of l hose ~)u M one »K>re ao nusi, ('oi i (ml i )ver 11 u* 

pleies 111 Lurwiy H rxtelleni (this Is Injixirtant on laier lev eh) 
The Araphlcs are veiy colourful with eot'h ptr<e h<n1nA Us own 
I'ulotir iiMnhinalUm TTie sound consists cnlirely of (he ba< k 
Around tune and (his can lie swUt hed oft and on hy prcssUiA 
‘S'. 

I haind Umary lo be an extellenl tmplemciilatlun nf ’IVirts. In 
fort. II Is prulubly my favmirlle lalonA with ’I'etrlxl. I ri*aUy 
enjoyed all the lUllc exCras such as the 1 xk)I up tncssaAc. 
selet'lable batkAround musk*, hlc^st'ore table atal the way Ihr 
lines disappear (o the side dunnA Aamepby. You can also 
create your own barkArt)imd nuistc if you own hikey I'luycr II 
In lad. Lunacy ttnild quite easily have lx*rn commerriallv 
released. 

Classic PD Zone Rating : 80% 

See-ya! 

WcH. U'cTie reached tlw end of our Jint inp uMo llu- loortd pi 
Atari ft bil pvtbftc domain. Pwgmms sx^h as (host* rm*riifoot'd 
ahoix' shou* Ih*’ pou’cr of (he Aiart Clo-safr, Ncxl ftme, / 'If bt* 
rw’leu'dig aiKXhfrmtred hog of Pfygtwdw-s, trir/udmc/ /*Lw*l 
Anisf Defiwrc. The Alart Clas-slr goes rmrrhiiig on! 

Tfets issues mneu*s ora 

1>S«26 • PAPER AIRPLA/VE MAKES 
i>XSK * 178 THE COMPLETE DR. WHO 
DISK 0179- LVHACY 


with Stuart Murray as your guide 


Aton U&e' * Issua 62 


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XL/XEPROGRAMMINC 



Some Basic Notes on... 

Ann O'Driscoll continues 
her guide to the various 
graphics modes so you 
can begin to write your 



own programs 


DRAWING IN 
GRAPHICS 3 TO 7 

Thi* iWiinM hrrc b a jampic pfo«r*iri* usrtl Bo Miow whai 
{iraphlt-# 3 lo 7 niT all abouB. Tlicsc are the drawing or "map" 
itJCMkH; If ymi Ity lo phnl a kUrr on one of Ibeac aerrens youU 
pnxluce a culourcd aquare Inalead. vrtlh ofihe (oquarr 

(lo|>cn<lun 1 ««i the nuxle y<Hi are in. 


fthowa ihe rclaiMxaUlp bclweeii color conimund noinlK'rs. retf- 
Iftlera atxl firaphlco* mode*. For example, tlie I'omnaind (*OI^K 
2 pkka refijmer tiumber 1 at Iw aWn 7CH1. TliW rv0nU r la ijned 
in Graphk-H 3. 5 and 7 IhiI noi In Graphics 4 or H. 

Aa ihe eaac wtlh Ihe lexl mode*, we uw SK1X'OIJ!)K or 
I'OKK to change a <x)|<HJr in a refilMier from I In cleloiull vahir 
These ccmimamlH lake ihe form SEIVOUMi n.(M. where 'n * Is 
ihe reglaler nimdaT. "(*' b ihe colour ym* waiil |0 15) and 1. 
Isywir rhosen Uiinlitam'e 10« M: even mimlM'rs) or I'OKK 
m.(l6*(*Kl. where "C“ and "L" are txdour arid Ujiiilnainr valueN 
ns before, 'm" le ihe memory locallon and 16 in a fixed 
nunilier. 


SCREEN RESOLUTION 


AVAILABLE COLOURS 


In Graphics 3lo 7. Ihe rolX)R command b used lo pk*k the 
c olour rctfisier. Keglsler 4 Imemory lorallofi 712) is used lor 
the backiSroiind and rcRlsier 0 Imemory locallon 708) lo used 
for Ihc polnla or lines. Graphics modes 3. 5 and 7 also use 
registers I atid 2 Imernory local Ions 709 and 710 respectively) 
for drawing. Ixii none ol the modes use re0slcr3. Table I 


TABLE 1 

COLOUR COMMANDS AND REGISTERS 
IN GRAPHICS 3 TO 7 


COLOR 

REGISTER 

LOCATION 

GRAPHICS NO 

1 

0 

(708) 

and 7 

2 

1 

(709) 

3.S and 7 

3 

2 

(710) 

3,5 and 7 

0 

4 

(712) 

3A5,6 and 7 


Apart iTTun Ihe ctikHir dIfTrreiK'es. C.mphlc s 3 lo 7 sdwi vary 
wllh respect lo the nl/r erf the individual bloc ks or "pixels" 
whk*h may be prtnled on Ihe semen. These ratnjc Iroin ihr low 
fcsoliilkm "chunky’ OraphlCB 3 screen (40 ptxc*Is ucrow* by up 
lo 24 pixels down) lo ihc much finer Oraphirs 7 seteen 1160 
tHTOsa by up 10 96 down). The details are given In Table 2, 
Uaslcally. a Grairfilc's 3 pixel Is the same sire as a Graphic s 0 
lexl charac-ler. being 8 blls wide by 8 scan lines high: Graphic's 
4 and 5 pixels arc half thal sixe (4 X 4| while Craphtrs 6 and 7 
pixels are half this amount again (2 X 2|. 


THE PROGRAM 


The llsllng lets you draw In ihe graphics modes wllh a 
Joystick In port 1. There’s also a demo" option which draws a 
pallem in a selected mode. 

LITfB 45 of the lisllng asks you to choose belwcen Graphics 
3. 5 and 7: There was no need lo Include modes 4 and 6 
because, as you can see from Tables I and 2. these are simply 
less colourful ^rrslons of Craphtrs 5 and 7 respectively. The 
maximum hoflxonlal IXMAXl and vertical (YMAXj screen eo 
ordinates, which are dependant on the graphlrs mode, are 
then worked oul [LINES 60*70) 

The "see a pallem* rouUne be0ns ai LINE 300. This simply 
draws lines from each trf the 4 comers lo the opposite oral uf 
the screen. The space between the lines Is set by the sixe of the 


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Atcp in Ihr FOR NEXT loof» (LINE 320) IrntroAC the niimlKT 
lu'ir l<> Act wider The line colour fur each round of ihe 
l<K)p uRcs rcuivier 0 (COLOR U. rejtMcr 1 (COLOR 21 or 
rcAhlcr 2 (COLOR 3). "ntls Is deieftnliied randomly by IJNK 
330. The foil tine hlAhllAhiP the rrsoUidon dlflcrenreA helwern 
(he «Tecn lype*;' Compare the OR.7 “to'e" efleci wlih the 
ClR.3 paltrm lo sec ihla. 

*l*he 'draw your uwn paltmi' routine starts at LINE 400 
Hie drruull drawing colour uses rc«(l»lCT 0 (COLOR C; C*1 in 
UNE 400). but you con change this with the eonsok* keys:- 
Option selects COLOR I or TejpsterO (LINE 4201. 'Seiccr 
Atvrs you COLOR 2 or reAlslcr I (LDfE 4221 and 'Stan" Alvps 
you COLOR 3 or reffister 2 |UNB 4241 ITessInA Ihe joysttrfc 
Arc button sckcls COLOR 0 or iTAlsIrr 4; This Is the hack 
BTound colour so you can use ll to rub Ihlngs oul or movr to a 
new sc’rcen urea without flmwlnA (LDfE 4501 
The Drst time the pn^^m Is run. LINE 430 plols a point In 
the top Ic^ of the screen as X*0 and Y»0 arc the default 
vahiea. 'rtic Joystick movement routine updates (he screen 
CO ordinates before subsequent points are lAoHedt *I7»e funr 
lion STJCKtOI returns particular vaJties depending on the 
direction in which (he (port 1) Joystick is pushed: (he details 
are given In Figure 1. 

For example, it can be seen that rightward movements 0vc 
values of 5. 6 or 7 while leftward movements return values of 
9. lOor ) 1 . LINE 400 of Ihe program adds I to Ihe X value 
for a 'right’ movement (pnnided X Is not at Its maximum Irvell 
and subtracts I from the X value for a “left" n>ovement (pro¬ 
vided X is not zero). LINE 470 deals with (he verlica] Y values 
In the same way, 

Aher each polnl Is plot led. (be program goes back to UNE 
410 to see If you want to qull before repeating (he colour 
selection and drawing process. 

GRAPHICS 8 OVERLEAF ^ 


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TABLE 2 I 

SCREEN RESOLUTION IN 


GRAPHICS 

3 TO 7 

GRAPHICS 

PIXEL SIZE 

BITS )i SCAN UNES 

P1XELS:SCflEEN 

FUa(WINOOW) 

3 

6X6 

40 X 24(20) 

4.6 

4X4 

80 X 48(40) 

6.7 

2X2 

160 X 96(80) 

FULL SCREEN LENGTH 

S 192 SCAN LINES 

FULL SCREEN WIDTH s 160 COLOUR CLOCKS 

_ 

r 320 BITS I 


FIG. /.* Values returned by ST/('AVWj when the pttn I 
Joystick is puihed in the direction shown 


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You l*OKE a valuf* Into location 712 or use SinX’()U>H 4.(M. 
lochanAc the border colour: K)KIC lot jlion 710 or u»c SKT 
(rOLOR2.C.L to rhanjsc the wrw t colour, where "C" anH *1. 
arc <olour and Iumlnar>ce values. Tlie forestTfuind or plx<*l 
rokair is rwM sHrrtable you just fSel the iMCkftrouiid In a 
difTrrcnl shade. In Graphics 8. COLOR 1 before a nXJT/ 
DRAWTO statement Is used to select re0sler 1 (I.e. prints in 
(he forc};round colorl M^lle COLOR 2 picks resttsier 2 (Le. 
prints in the background colour to make the potnis invtsthlr) 

THE PROGRAM 

Graphics 8 Is olten selected for IlsUncis which use graphs or 
pie charts because, as well as having a high enough resolution 
to produce a lot of detail. It Is vety easy to print text on the 
screen in this mode (because CR.H Is exactly K times Oner than 
GROI. The program shown here Is a simple demunslralion of 
how to jModuce a bar chart In Graphics 8. You may either 
input vour own data (opUon 1 on the menu) or use (he "demn~ 


BAR CHARTS IN 
GRAPHICS 8 

GraphU's 8 Is a high resolution screen in which each graphics 
hlrx'K or pixel corresponds to l bit. The screen ran (it 320 
pixels across and up to 192 pixels down (160 with a text 
window). Graphics 8 Is like Graphics 0 In that ll has a border, 
a background and pixels which are the same cv>lourbul a 
different brightness to the background. The m<ide uses 3 
colour registers: 

Register 1 churocfoc brt^htnoss 
memory location 709 
COLOR I 

Register 2 hackgrotuid/screen colour 
memory location 710 
COLOR 2 

Register 4 border colour 

memory location 712 


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DISK BONUS 


daia provtdnJ in ihe pro^am (menu opdon 2|. The lisclivean 
cope wllh \)p to H separaie Uema U)*H in UNK 110 * and each 
item Ctin have a name or label up lu 5 c’h;ira('trni long (La5 In 
UNE 110). The vertteal or* Y axis co ordlnaiets are deiermined 
by the values of ihe variables used and scaling is done auio 
madcnlly. A letter U printed under each bar and the rletatls 
(i.e. associated Item labeK) are then 0ven in a key at (he ri^t 
hand stde of the screen. 

The main point of interest of Ihe prof(ram fn>m a Graphic's H 
viewpoint is the text printing subrouiirie at UN£$ 600 630, 
The routine looks In turn at roch character in the siring lo he 
prInU'd (1^), gels Us ASCII value and converis It 10 a nun 
inverse charai'ter If necessary (LINE 610: C> 127 means its 
inverHcl Next it looks to ace where the character la localed In 
KOM. lakes the H bytes whkh represent the letter and IK>KEs 
Ihese into screen HAM using a KOK NEXT loop. In Ihls vray we 
can reprr>dntT each character one line at a time 

Kor example, to pul an ’A* on the acreen. LINE 610 tells us 
I hat C-65 (The ASCII code for AT. UNE 620 lelb us to 
subirat't 32 from this |Ca33l lo gel the KGM poHitkm of ihK 
particular c haracter and UNK 630 (ells us that the ft bytes 
which ejeline the letter A* start at ntemory location 
57344«:ki«ft - 57606. IThe Ursl charac ter starts a1 57344. Ihe 
src'ond at 57^)44*^ 1 *6 and (he nih at 57:i44«(n l)*ft|. 'fhe 'ST 
viirtuble in LINK 600 dciermlrtesjusi where (he knier will be 
displayed. Sc rren RAM starts Jt SC (deUned in UNH 30001 
and iht* variables XX amt YY. defined l>efure the routine is 
c'ailrd up, are used lo hx the offset from this t.e. how Car ac'ixaut 
or (town the sc'rren you wuni to Iw. Kor inslanee. XX«0arKJ 
YY«0 will put the letter in the top kll comer. XX«39 and VY«0 
will pui It in the lof>rtghl. while XX*20 and YY*80 vrlll put It 
In mid sctcYn. 

There ure examples of text printing throughout the lisllmt. Kor 
lnaiani*e. LINES 3300 3320 kic^ alter Ihe legend or 'key' lor 
the churl by printing each bar’s letter lollowerl by Ms assort 
ated label. 

Finally, a few words on the X and Y axes routines The 
program works mit the s<*aling ol Ihe vertical axis fay looking at 
each data value and setting the maxisnuen nuinber found equal 
lo the variable Yl (UNE 30101. This figure and Us quarterly 
suIkI I visions are then plotted by UNE 3030 and the 'axis' 
subroutine at UNE 330. UNE 3060 adjusts each value by Hie 
sc'uling factor, 5. and stores the answer In the SUM array This 
tells us how high each bur will be In tenns of (he screen 
CO ordinates. On Ihe X axis side. UNE 3070 draws (he hort 
/onlal line. UNK 3210 fills in ihe hlorks ar>d MNK 3215 plots 
the relevant letter under each one. 



arass a kau ear tka Manu 


GOLD GRABBER 



by 

Derrick Summers 


C«<>ld Grahtjer is a multi screen mo/c g^imc in which I he 
<>t>|e(*i is lo c'ollrn an ever liK rejsing numlicr of gc>|<i Ixirs 
ihnHigh ewer more c'omplex maxek. Ihere an* 45 lrv(*lH sup 
piled but ulherv ran lx* .iddcnl with the editor *uul compicie 
rec'ords tg ymjt prugrrsH through the various levels ran lx* 
saved to disk 

There are two ventioiis of the game with the scx'ond l>eing 
mure difficult ox grey ruks ap|>rar at random to blu(*k your 
path and for every nx*k (hat you go through you have* to 
rcdlerl an extra Gold liar lo c'omplele the level. Ihe.Hc nnks 
usually disappear whm you hit llirm hut on cxld CMvoslons 
they remain in punllkm which lan tause pruhleiii'i i( you 
have t(» c'ome hoc k the same way. 

In l■)lh games, ll ytni lut .i guard you may l>c luc ky and 
esc’ape hiil dcHiT prenx your luc k, next lime cxHild lx* IhInI, 
Even If vou e>w*ape, the Image that Is Irll behind i*ould I rap 
you In a setTkin where Ihere are tH> gold (Mm so esc'uplng 
will not do you any good. There are also two editors and Ihe 
difference between itiem is that In (he second you c'un play 
lest a level with grey rorks blcx'klng your path. 

All aspec'ts of the game ore rovc*red In the tnstnic ticm file 
on (he disk and some details are also given on how you mighi 
adapt particular parts of the pn>gnim lo ycnir pretcreners. At 
the end of a game you ore giWn ihe chamT of entering your 
scores on the lil(^ SexTres Chart which will sort them in 
order as Ihev are entered 

In addition io Ihe High Scuir chad (here Is a ’lost tile' chart 
that tells you which screens have been played and wliere you 
lost your lives With this prugran) you have a choice of 
recording only Ihe Iasi game plaved or you cun reevrd every 
game played by removing the KKM in line 1580. If you wish 
lo make a fresh slart Just delete Ihe .DAT files from the disk 
and Ihe program will create new Ilk's as you play. 

There are several more aspects to the game whic*h arc more 
fully covered in (he instruction file and Gold Grabber should 
prove (o be quite a challenge for anyone to complete In full. 



GOLD GRABBER *9 th9 BOHUS on tho Imim S2 disk 
which mi9o contofno off of tho pfogronto from thiM tMsuo 
rooOy to run. Dlok sub^ertbofo wM rocofvc thoir disk 
writh thoir mogmztno but tho disk to ovoltobto ooporgtofy 
for /uof C2.9S. Wrflo to PAGE $, P.O. Bom 54. Stotford. 
ST16 1TB oodoo/ng your ehoquo, pootof order or crodH 
cord doWI$ or ardor by totophone on 0785 213923 
uobtg Wm, tAmstereord or Switch. 




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Would you rhai The Tipster doesn't realty ki}otv 

everything and in,fact goes to Ifnivmity? Wetl. UnJwrs* 
/y Is getting on top of me once again as iis time Jbr the 
exams orirt* agalst (I thought / left tiiose behind at 
school?}, hut ertouqh of this «rrpl«>ant tattle and on 
u><yi /h<* good stuff once again^ tVs going to hat^e to be a 
short Tipster this lime around because the Ups are very 
thin on (h<’ yrou/id at the moment, something to do u>lfh 
rhc or sofnc'/htny like* iha(. iAIu^ays best to 

Manu' someone or something elset}. Only one map to 
come io this issue and that's Word Maze. O.K. lets go 
anrt set* u’^jg/ Jiffk* the Tipster has/or you. It maybe little 
its ofttw higfu>st quality ! 



Prom one of the Alalvmrtji of Hits eoliimn ('omeA the foUowtrul 
jSiiherlnK oi lIpA Kevin Cooke Kha etmie up IrumpA otfAln v4th 
nioHt <)l the tipH on this ptyge 

TRANSITION from ihc l»nur<ll^ 55 ncedfl only 
.1 lew moves to wiri w) here they arc:* 

4. 6. 7, 5. 3. 2, 4. 6. H. 9. 7. 5. 3. i. 2.4.6.8. 7. 5. 3. 4. 6- 5. 

ARCHON 

Below II a i<ii of aii ihs chsraciars in ARCHON and Ihe 
opponents ihat they are beet used on: 

LIGHT SIDE CHARACTERS 

Knight : Best used on GoOtms 
Archer : Beet WPe used on Gob/ms. andUsntKores 
Valkyrie : A good one to Ml Goblms and Mantcores mth 
GoleiTi : Bast used la fight Trolls 

Unicorn : Use agamsi the SasAek, Dragon and the Sorceress 
DjInI : Best used aganst the Oregon and ¥/eaker creahm 
Phoenix : Good k) mi an of the Gobens with 
Wizard : Can be used agamst es of the dark srde characters 

DARK SIDE CHARACTERS 

Goblin : Best used agamsi Knights 
Mantlcore : Best used on GoOhns and Ambers 
Banshee : A good character lo Ml Kmghts with 
Troll : <3ooO« fight Golems with 

Basilisk : Use to tight the Umcoms and weaher aeaiures 
Dragon : Good to use agamst the Djini 
Shape shifter : Use against more porredul creatures 
Sorceress : Can be used against at hgfyi side characters 


GATHERING TIPS 
IN MAY 

(well June then) 


TOMAHAWK 

If you Ihink o| youmrlf as and her Tom Crulsr In 1'op Cun or 
NIrholas Cag/r In Wlnfis of the Aparhr then you protuihly woii i 
wajit 10 find out how lo cd hdlrr at Tomahawk. Por Ihr rest of 
you Jon CfoW^ has ^xiil a kmg llim* playina this Unnilalloii 
so. to Sian off with, hnr arr a frwofihr more impnrianl keys, 

C noppkrmodc 

T Tan^ (lank flrkl guni • arllvalcs Ih** wrupona 
SS Hcllrnpicr 
H HclIpBil 
B Dcat'on 

k*U<TS oppmr In the' hoflom corrar oj the mdarj 

N (or button on )oy«tlck port 11 • Nrxi nhiditvr • TO. TI. 
H3dr. 

P Sricrl weapon * Cun |20(Xi fll. Korkda |4(XX) H). 
Mtsalkcs (3.1 mlirsi 

M Map • Srlrctlmt map on helipad Ids you mnvr bciwrrn 
sdioro. 

Allied Forces ■ Ulur 
enemy Area# * Krd 

Flashing Fed 6i Blue ■ oppemine foiren in same area 
H pause 

Move Forwards l\jsh Forwards on Cyrilc (Joyslk K |Kiri 1] 
Slow Down Hill iUckwants on Cyclk* 

Turning Banking (Speed over 60 KntsI use cycKr (Irft rifihO 
(Speed ur»drr 60 Kills) use rurlrtrr {7, / XI or (oydU k 
pon I (lefi / ruhl) 

Increase’DeerMse attitude Q/a or joyMk^k pf>n i 
(Porwards/baekwa rdsj 

When a larfsel Is In the sifthta. It will appear In (he TADS 
(Tan^ Acquisition and Designation SIftiUs) on the bottom led 
romerof the m iwn, 

Red-^ HosUle 
Blue » Friendly 

Guna and Roekcls must be manually aimed. The niKslIcs will 
remain kickfd onto the largel when It enters the sifihts. 

Tanks cannot be destroyed by Ihe gun. 



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HELP WANTED — HELP WANTED — HELP WANTED — 


Well Ihafs III! folKA HfHirl fmni the welromc trlC9 of help from Ihosr people oul there who need 
help with thetr ^mes. 

KrMn Orunl of Hurixmibc needft help w)ih ZORK 1 In Ihe underKround empire. He wants to 
know how to get to the land of the dead lociille<’t liie Crystal Skull. Also he wants (o krKm' lo 
ltd from Kcservolr South lo ihe trunk of Jewels. Al the sUrt he would also like (o know how to 
Itel lo the slraitfe pasaojte and nnully at Ute start how do you open Ihe erallrut. Not to much to 
ask for Is It? No? Good bersuAC It a up lo you now. 

Other lost souls are Michelle and Usa Trlnder of Swindon. They are stuck al the bank for an 
atx'ount number, also directions to the treasure which la |0ven on the parchment, (rroaa 
between I wo trees). 

Also any tips on KNIGHT ORC would be ^really af^MTCtaied (anyone ftol a map7| 

That's about al) there Is for this issue apart from saying OAVE. W qf Birmingham. PLEASE 
can t hove the soluHonybr iTOAOMS RIFT as I’ve run out of solutions to pilnl and 1 need 
some to nil up the column. 


FREE CASSETTES! 


a yovr mm. Hp or map M used Sy 
Ths Tipster you esn cIsM s FREE 
CASSETTE {from those eurrenlly 
•vsiUpi# from The Accessory 
Shop) but you won’t pet orw H you 
ooni ssnO something to The Tlpw 
ter • get tipping new! 

HOW TO CLAIM 

R you see your rwmt \n this eeluinn 
pisl drop us s hns end sey My 

Asmo Is. end 1 elsWn my <ree 

Tlpeter casesne' end simply tell us 
■each coeeews you would Hhe ;give 
en eitemellye Just ki eoso). Ws will 
whip K on to you posts hist s (or 
strsigm owsy). If you prefer you can 
siweys give we e rtng inetesd on the 
ueuel number 


QUICK... E’s ...QUICK... E's ...QUICK... E’s 


II you put a weight on Ihe space bar. everything m DAWN 
RAIDER slows down and makes play easier. Thanks to Richard 
Miiian for that bp. 

If you lum quickly twice then you'll confuse your opponent m 
INTERNATIONAL KARATE Th« bme ns Steve Har 
grsavss you have to thank for that one. 

Davnd EINs says that m 2 player mode the other player cannot 
accelerate or decelerate when you are domg the same m MIG 

ALLEY ACE 



Alf ffter's tqfijor me to sag is that the address is os normal and 
cpsrything sent kKIJ get into the mopoatne sometime. Write to 

The Tipster 
Page 6 Publishing 
P.O. BOX 64 
StafTord 
ST16IDR 

COMEONTIPPERS-MCUPBOARDISMBARE 


New A«fi User • Issvs 62 


77 





U/XE UTILITY ' 

DISKFILE 

TRACKER 


(U^k UHcrs wll) appr<*ctule ihr ImporlamT of krep 
in^ acxnirutr and up i<> <lu(^ rcrordft of disk 
Howrvrr. il fs oflcn irmpclne not (o krcp surh rrc’ord^ 
In the* ImlNiiikrnl bclkf that you will irmrmbrr which files are 
on whU'h <ilskH, lltln Is fine for a couple of days or nwylie even 
.1 week c>r two hot what happens when you have worked on 
other prujeelH In the nieantlme *ind then wish to find a pre 
vloiisly Muveil RleV Wtiat dink wus that file on and what wius ihe 
iM'Uiul nirnaRH'‘(' UskI a disk, sciui Ihe dtrretnry: no. rwl on 
that dink Try anuthcr disk aitd so on and soon. Kr\tsiruMnft io 
say llu> least, 

01 emirsc. no profsrarti can aulomaih nlly keep disk nir rv** 
cords lur you but Ihe use of u suitable profimm ran conskler 
ably rediKT the iknic an<l efTori required making the insk very 
R)\i<’h easier. 


THE SOLUTION 

Unable to Oral a proKrasn whk'h was sulfkiently flexlNe and 
would pnaluce printed output In Ihe romi I required 1 set 
about writing one to help In this irsperl. The rpsiill o| rnv 
cridcavour \9 presented here. 

liy riaw you may lx* thinking Oh no. yrl another disk direr 
tary profLr<im . II so. well you're partly rittht but I believe Ihe 
sniuhon presented here ofTers more than most, 

PROGRAM OUTLINE 

The mnm purpose of the program Is to produce printouts of 
disk directories lutfciher wtlh disk idenllfler information In 
either or both <>l two formats as follows. 

1) DIRECTORY CATALOGUE SHEET 

A hstinjz of all llknames on a disk using 80 column print 
width on A4 paper and, 

A Turbo Basic program 
by D.T. Pinkney 


2) DISK INSERT SHEET 

.Similar inlormaikin to above but condensed to a hIxc suK 
able for culling mil and keeping with Ihe disk in ll's .sleeve. 

'Hie above rqMlons are user selet'table while the |>ruttrani In 
running but you should note that as Ihe print Ibmmls are 
quite diflercnl all prinling ol disk Inserts Is generally dc'layiyl 
until you exit’ the proi(ram or until the KAM hulTcr (K8j Ih 
aJnKiMl full 

RUNNING THE PROGRAM 

lype In the pmgryni (listing 1} using TVIK) 111 for error I 

<’hceklng. Don't forget to sac*e a t'opy or two to disk belbre ^ 

KunnIngJuHt In ease you have made any uiwIciet'K'd tnlsUikes. 

When Kun the pix^.im gives all neressary prompts and I 

operates as follows, ' 

f .0!f liMd directory frcmi the disk in drive No. I inlo a long 
string. The main Ale string IK8) Is dimensioned to 15000 In 
line 16100 and so Ims enougli room for 1 ^ disks each | 

conlatnlng the maximum of B4 files, ficrwever, the KAM buffer ' 
should hcM more like 20 to 80 sveruge disk cUreclortes. To I 

prevent this limit bring cx(Tcdrd, cuch time the 111c siring 1 

pmnler fBPf is updated line 500 chet ks to scr 11 II has f 

ex<‘ceded a safe limit of UI900. If so. the printing of disk 
inserts Is forced and the Hleslrlng puinlcr Is rrscl. 

2.0!f IJ required, sort disk Alcnamcs giving priority to any 
predeAned files • see below. 

9.0f If required, sort filenames into alphahrtir order (nmllllng 

any predefined names as in 2.01 

4.09 Display main menu giving Ihe following opiions 

4.1/Display ihe current disk directory cm screen. 

4.29ITudiice a disk catalogue or itisctl sheet from the cur 
rent disk dlrectcxy. If this option is chosen, the program will 
ask for a disk number (1 to 9991, disk side (A or Ul and a disk 
UUc II to 44 alphanumeric characters!. All this inlbrmaUon 
will be printed on the a|^>ruprla(c sheells). 

If a disk Insert stieei is required the string Ale pointers are 
updated so preserving the current disk directory Information 
for later printing. It should be noted that if an Insert sheet Is 
NOT required, the Ale string pointers are not updated ('uus 
ing the current disk directory information to be overwritten ‘ 

by Ihe next disk to be loaded. This prevents unnecessary use 
of cnemorv. 

4.df Exit the jmigram. (Use of this option vdll cause any as 
yet unprlnied disk inserts to be output.I 
When you have finished using the program you should leave 
It by using this option. Doing so will check that all disk insert 


79 


luu«02 K«wAlor(Utw 


sheets have been printed. 

One svord of warning! Witen you reach ihe Jlnal screen oS ihe 
exJi routine the program ail variables will be cleared from 
memory, so make sure you have a saved copy on disk or 
tape. However, before this Hnal and crliical stage is reached, 
you are given the choice of doing another disk as a safeguard 
ap^ainsi losing ihe program in a moment of thoughtlessness. 

FILENAME PRIORITY 

As outlined Irt 2.0 above, priority may be 0ven to any partk’u 
lar filenames you may wish. As presented ihe prugrant gives 
pHoniy 10 four filenames: DOS.SYS. DUP.SVS. AUTORUN .SYS 
and AUTOKUN.IIAS. These are contained as Data statements 
In lines 17520 to 17550. You can amend or delete these or add 
your own as required but you must also i'hange the Data value 
containing the number of such files In line 17510. Aliemaitve 
ly. you may leave these lines Intact and tsypass the 'priority’ 
t)pllor) liy ^mawering ’N' to the appropriate prumpl 

ABOUT THE PROGRAM 

The program (Usilng II Is quite knig alwul I6K bul this 
Increases to just 4Tver ‘A 1K when the program is run di»e to the 
Hctilng up of Ihe disk record burfer/nie. In line 16100. 

All hough wHiten In Turbo Ikisk ' the program nxMlIy uses 
only the .simpler TUKIK) spe(ifl<' commands for program turuc 
lurlhg and legibility / iirKlersiancling su It sliuiilO not be lr» 
ilifflcull to txMiverl It to any mher type of Basic language 

The program has been drvek»ped and tested using an Atari 
HOOxL, 1050 disk drive and Star LT10 printer bul should work 
Hallsfat torlly on any similar system Irw'luding Ihe aid type 
400/H009 aubjrcl to the memory and langiMge rTstrirtk)ns 

Hy keeping track of the numl>rr of llr>es printed the program 
Is able lo correclly (‘onirol the prlnler in respecl of paufe length 
and torm feeds. Since my own preferenc'c Is for A4 paper, the 
upproprlule program variable Is preset far this sl/c tpage 
length is controlled by variable MUT* whic’h may allcred belotr 
Ihe program Is Hun • see later). 

The Break key is disabled and. except as a last rest)r1. the 
Reset key should not be used since aJlhouf^ this will cause 
Ihe program to slop and Ihr computer lo rrscl without loss of 
(hr program It will be vny dlirkull lo m'ovrr anv unprinled 
Infunnatlon held In the HAM buffer. 

Il should be understood thal the ac tual dlreclmv tnformalkm 
on the disk Is not changed In any way. All the sloring and 
sorting of Informa lion Is done in the tompuler’s memory so 
I here Is no chanc'e of ( omipling any programs or flies on disk 
by using Ihls program. 

The prr^am is written In modular form using Proc'edures 
(Subroutines) to do sped fit' tasks. This should make it faJrlv 
easy to follow and modify to suit your own requirements. 
Additionally. I have tried to make the prugnun as user IrtcrvJlv 
and comprehensive / (lexibir as reasonablv possible. You will 
be prompicd to inpul information when required, bopefullv all 
Input is fully error trapped and where rweessarv rwtlfied by 
specific error messages or Ihe screen flashing red. Grnerallv all 
commands are presented as opiions and require only one 
keystroke Ino need lo press Return). 

PROGRAMMING NOTES 

To save memory the use of KEM statements has been kept to 
a minimum bul this Is partly compensated for by the use of 
variable and procedure names ete. which ha\‘c some rrsembl* 


am’c lo iheir purpose. Additionally, where numcri< al conhlant^ 
are used laJrly oflen, these ha\e been ri'plaixd with self expla 
natory variables having ihe constajiih assigned lo ihem. lienc'c 
variables NO.NI .N2 etc. have the same meaning as constants 
0 . 1.2 etc. 


CHANGING OUTPUT 

TIk* general lormat and style of the printed output is ctmiroi 
led by varUble?!. These may lie altered lo suit yoiirsell .m<l are 
listed together with their lueatlon ami nUes l>elow. 

MU*f* (line 1641(^ Should (taiialn the maximum miml>er ol 
lines which could lie printed on the ptper l>eing usni sei to 70 
for A4 (M* 66 kir 9.5* pa|>er lengih. 

HI, lime I64:i0| Number of blank lines miiilrcd at htsui ofp.igc 
mav be anv number Irom 0 thruugli 1(1 llncltleiilally Ihls is 
Ihe position lo whuh you should set the printer he.id when 
Anu prompted to set the prinlerl. 

MRTI (line 16420) Determines the iiunilxT ol Mm's on which 
ninumies mav Iv prtntrvi (ui Ihe disk Inivrrt shtTt 
DPP (line 16440) Set lo /enj lo prini as nmnv catalogue slurls 
ax possible on eac h page. Set lo I and onlv cnie ('atalogiir 
sheet will be printed un eac h pagi* 

IJ4D1R.fi. nine l64S01Srl lo/m lo prini 22 lines lot llle 
names on ea<’h talaJogue sheet. Set lo I lo |>rlnt calalogue 
sheet* In minimum numlier of lines. 

l,NIN5.Kl. (line 16460) Set loxem print lilenanM's on Ihe insrii 
sheet ilowii Ihe page Set lo I lo print lllriiarnes lu mlnimimi 
number of lines 

Une 16470 In the initlallHallun riiulliie ( hecks ihai all the 
above preset varialges are within h pretlelliuxl rangi* iuid, ll 
not. Ihe program will slo|> vdth an entir mrssag<' 


MODIFYING THE PROGRAM 

Three customised scfccns are used lo pmvide some eiihatu • 
meiil in resiKS’l of (siknir arid laycail at displavcsi inlormutlon 
1 hc display list Inslrurllons for these MTeeiis is held in tin* 
LtaUi statements in lines 17100 to 172H0.biil imranMcTusI lo 
memnev ka alkius 60600 In AOOf'T during Ihe Inihallsiilloii 
stage. The program is Ifterrfore able tu (lip hctWiTii thest' 
screens almost inslantly. 

MosI nf Ihe main suliroullnrs used are (’apable ol { flanging 
the xrreen rokiurs / < barader lumlnaiur thniugli the vjH 
ablesTmJiX’OI.. BACKCOl. araJ (TIARI.I'M Jfyoii wi^h lo 
( haiige ibe ('olour eli*. of any parlk’ular s( rreii. Minplv < hange 
the value assigned lo Ihe Hpprt>i>rlaie vHiial>le In IIh* o|)eniiig 
lines ol ibc relevant procedure. 

.Should you ffrvd thal Ihe program as listed dues nut provide 
quite exactly wlial vou require. II should Iv a relatively easy 
mailer to change ll live subroutines are mostly sell ('oninlned 
and sHf expUinatorv 


LAST WORD 

There Is of course no need lo RUN this program every lime 
you change a disk s ronlenis With ihe printouts provided 
there Is usually sufTieienl room un Ihe sheets tu make* several 
manual amendments The program <an then be reRUN when 
ihe modified sheet* are filled with changes, 

I hope you will firvd this utility as useful and helptul as I have, 
ll ha* cedainly made keeping ira< k of disk files nnu'h easier. 

Listing overleaf 


N«wAicxiU«' Iuve62 


DISK FILE TRACKER 





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KC 

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EXEC OZSR.IH 


in 

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ISO 

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KV 

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FK 

CIO 

bOB nEM-OZSR 


in 

220 

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6V 

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IF iiF>ni 


RH 

140 

ENEC PRZOR-SOOT 


PS 

200 

EXEC ALPHA-SORT 


CT 

200 

EXEC SORT.PIR 


IK 

270 

EHOIF 


CM 

200 

o Menu 


RI 

sst 

CKEC HilR-HCnU 


€0 

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PC 

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EXec PXSP.OtR 


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330 

IF RSR3 


L6 

340 

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UC 

300 

60B MEnu 


VA 

370 

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JA 

300 

enoiF 


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400 

CKEC PlSK^CAOCR 


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410 

IF R=03 


LA 

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HT 

430 

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6S 

440 

ZF COT^CORsni 


HR 

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EXEC PRCP.OIR 


KZ 

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470 

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JO 

400 

OPxoP*R>i*np«nio*n7 


RO 

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EXEC HEH_FUIL 


JO 

020 

EXEC PREP-ZHS 


MC 

030 

EREC coniin 


RM 

940 

EHOZF 


KV 

990 

EROZF 


FM 

900 

6041 nEH-OlSK 


JA 

970 

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EC 

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SC 

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EXEC AHOTH-OISR 


JL 

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L.K 

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EXEC cno-scRn 


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700 

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OH 

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1040 PPORE SAWH9C.SCOEEH 

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1090 POKE SCOHHOPE,HOPE 

1 

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1000 PORE IC.rCTLECOI. 


AO 

1070 POKE OC.OACHCOL 


OR 

1000 POKE CL.CHAHLUH 


FC 

1090 PORE S0NCTL«34 


YE 

1100 EHPPPOC 


KH 

1110 —-* * * — - — —— •••• 






XK 

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1200 

PROC PISP-SCRR 

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AU 

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LO 

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TX 

1240 

PPORE SAVHSC.SCREER 

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1290 

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1200 

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1270 

POKE OC.eOCKCOL 

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POKE CL*CHARLUH 

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POKE SPMCTL.J4 

VX 

1300 


KL 

1110 


NO 

1320 



1400 

POOC MfC.SCRH 

VC 

1410 

EXEC STO-SCRH 

HR 

1430 

PPORE PLO*77.SCPECR 

JV 

1410 

PPORE OL*1004 

uo 

1440 

PPORE SAVHSC. SCREER 

OS 

1490 

PORE SCRHHOOE.HOPE 

HH 

1400 

PORE TC.TZTLECOC 

AZ 

1470 

PORE OG.OACKCOC 

or 

1400 

PORE CL.CHARLUH 

FH 

14S0 

POKE 9PHCTL.34 

VH 

1900 

CRPPROC 

HP 

1910 


NS 

1920 


no 

1000 

PROC STP-SCRH 

tv 

lOiO 

ORAPNieS RO 

MJ 

1020 

PORE SOHCTL.ro 

so 

1030 

SCREEHsOPCEK(SOVHSCI 

TO 

1040 

hooc^peekcschrhopei 

US 

1090 

POKE CURS.ni 

RV 

1000 

PORE CH0R6.H0 

00 

1070 

PORE RHROO.IP 

ou 

1000 

CMEG OtS.MR 

ZP 

lOSO 

EHPPROC 

HO 

1700 


XT 

1710 


C3 

loot 

PROC OZS.MK 

XC 

lOlO 

POCC ni0.04 

Hf 

1020 

PORE 03774.04 

EO 

3010 

CROPROC 

VE 

1040 


VH 

1000 


OK 

ISO# 

PROC ER_ORK 

RK 

1010 

PORE RIO.102 

01 

1020 

POKE 93774.247 

zo 

1030 


VO 

1040 


V J 

EO 

1090 

2000 

PROC OZSR.in 

CT 

2010 

TITLECOL 3R20 

PF 

20 2R 

OACKCOL^RiO 

it 

2030 

CHARLUH=R12 

RC 

2040 

CMCC OEF-SCRR 

00 

2090 

POSITZOR H12.R9 

RA 

3000 

« ’*ln*FFl 4lsh. 

NH 

2070 

POSITZOR H10.N14 

CX 

2000 

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2000 

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ZR 

2100 

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HR 

2110 

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XE 

2120 

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CO 

2130 

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SF 

2140 

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TR 

2190 

EHPIF 

410 

2100 

ELSE 

w 

2170 

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RV 

2100 

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2190 

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2200 

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2210 

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2220 

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2230 

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no 

2240 

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2250 

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TJ 

220R 

con REVPR^Z 

TS 

2270 

inpir 

XJ 

2200 

EROZF 

RT 

2290 

CLS 

KF 

2300 

STACC=R1 

YM 

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9H 2439 
T9 3949 
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MC 2579 
UF 2999 
01 2599 
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05 2759 
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11 3799 
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29 3919 
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09 2949 
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30 2979 
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00 2930 
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00 3930 
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2H 3999 
HO 3199 
90 3119 
OP 1120 
RT 3139 
IH 3140 
KZ 3159 
VV 3159 
TO 3179 
VE 3199 
VH 3599 
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ZO 3535 


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SC1_50RT:91 

EHOIF 

CROFROC 


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TITLEC0LS935 

BACKC0L=224 

CHRRLUKSHiZ 


HR 

3549 

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TL 

3559 

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FI 

3659 


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3570 

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3599 

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ML 

3999 

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RA 

3919 

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3529 

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L9 

3539 

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EM 

3949 

AlPHA-Rl 

MJ 

3059 

EROIF 

zx 

WA 

3959 

V A ^ A 

EROPROC 

tL 



V9 

3599 

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9C 

4999 

PROC S0Rf.9ZR 

CV 

4919 

lITLECDLsHtO 

VA 

4929 

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20 

4939 

CHARLUHS913 

HE 

4949 

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UH 

4959 

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RH 

4959 

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39 

4979 

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J9 

4999 

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L4 

4909 

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P9 

4199 

RESTORE 17519 

FH 

4119 

REAP RPF 

•C 

4139 

FOR PASSTHl TO HOF 

OK 

4129 

REAP It 

MF 

4149 

9=pe 

HM 

4159 

CFlzOFF 

95 

4159 

9 STCO.FlLe 

nv 

4179 

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9V 

4199 

IF CFlOOFf 

JR 

4199 

Xt:FtfOFF.OFF*915) 

F2 

4299 

F5<0FP.0rF*H16>sFtCCFZ. 


671*9151 

P9 

4219 

FtC6PZ.CFI*916>=lt 

AH 

4229 

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HM 

4219 

FCSFG*91 

OL 

4249 


19 

4159 

CL SC 

E9 

4259 

Cri=€PZ*915 

VK 

4279 

9s«*91 

OE 

4299 

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eo 

4209 

009 STCO-FXLE 

91 

4299 

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uo 

4219 

C90lr 

OC 

4329 

9CKT PASS 

MV 

4331 

E90IF 

IF 

4349 

IF A10HA=9i A99 (9F-FC)>91 

OR 

4359 

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rot oAsssor FC-Bi ro ri step 

HT 

4259 

CFlsOFF 

Ct 

4279 

9FI:CF1*919 

nv 

4359 

KFLIPO 

FS 

4399 

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CL 

4499 

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FR 

4419 

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4439 

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JH 

4449 

XFL291 

OR 

4459 

EHOtF 

EF 

4459 

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KO 

4479 

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4499 

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4409 

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»T 

4699 

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4519 

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90 

4529 

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xc 

4539 

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29 

4549 

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2C 

5099 

4559 

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4499 

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9H 

4419 

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9V 

4539 

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4619 

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8718 

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9728 

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8718 

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9748 

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CK 

8788 

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8788 

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8778 

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8788 

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8798 

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01 

8888 

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8848 

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8888 

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JU 

8888 

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8878 

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JP 

9888 

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8898 


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8988 

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AT 

8918 

P09ITI8B BB.V 

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8928 

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U8 

8918 

PORE CUB9.BB 

BA 

8948 

IBPUT 18 

VC 

8988 

PORE CUB9.B1 

UZ 

9988 

EXEC HIPC 

14 

8978 

XP LEBriElOBl OB II8<>**8*' ABO 


Z8<>**B**I 1 

AP 

8988 

EXEC EBBOB 

90 

8998 

COB 9I8C 


8888 

rHBIP 

zz 

8818 

098tl8 

ZJ 

8828 

P09ITt8B B28.B1 

MO 

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8848 

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80 

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HV 

*888 

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UN 

*898 

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V9 

• 188 

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JX 

*118 

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VV 

8128 

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BP 

• 118 

COM TITLE 

HZ 

8148 

CBOIf 

IHI 

• 188 

T8:I8 

RH 

*188 

PB9tTI8B BB.Bl 

V8 

8178 

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AV 

*228 

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OH 

8218 

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HC 

*248 

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JV 

*288 

CBt-PLACsBI 

BU 

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P092tt0B B8.B7 

T6 

• 278 


RH 

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PZ 

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8118 

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PL 

8178 

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HU 

4388 

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01 

8398 

IB9 .plAC.B l 

XA 

*488 

P09ZT10B BB.BIB 

AX 

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"* **8iSX Insort **i 

JV 

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PL 

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98 

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8478 

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6488 

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8498 

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MG 

6988 

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TM 7310 ELSE 

SV 7320 EXEC OEH^AOE 

XO 7330 EMOIF 

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LH 7300 IP 3^09 

CZ 7300 CtS 

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XQ 7400 -- 

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7920 

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7930 

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7940 

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7960 

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Review _ 

CLAPTON ..r 

KNOPFLER... 




Could your Atari help you 
become the next guitar su¬ 
perhero? John S Davison has 
been trying out Guitar 
Wizard a package that 
might just set you on the 
road to stardom 


N ew muHk rclmcd pruftrymA fur nia«'hine arr as 

rnrr as hrn’M icrlh Ihrsc days, so I was drll^ilrd to 
m'dvf Guitar Wuaxd for revkw AlihouAh new to me 
It's actually been around since 1986 In the USA. and thanks to 
Micro Uisf'ount It s now available In the UK. To run It yuu1l 
need an H bit machine with at leasi 48K memory, a disk drive, 
and optlorujily ajoystk'k. 

Ouktur Wt/urd’s purpose Is to help guitar pJayefH learn finger 
mgs of chorda, scales, and Intervals: and for matching scales 
wlih chorda fur Improvisation. It’s not irUended for the guitar 
novtce don't expeti It to teac h you to play from scratch, 
because It won’t. However, once you have scunc basic know 
ledge and skill wuh (he guitar it could help ^leed up further 
progress. The program Is divided into four sections, one for 
each of the basic functions mentioned above. All are exlremely 
easy to use and understand, mainly because of (he common 
sc reen layout used throughout and (he simple menu driven 
user Interface, 


TTic lop third of each screen carries haste Information about 
the current furKtlon. for instance for a chuaen chorrJ It dis* 
plays root note name, chord name, names of notes in (he 
chord, and note intervals. 

The middle third of the screen shows a 'guitarist’s eye view' of 
the fretboard, with the six strings (each marked with Its cur 
rent tuning) and twelve frets. 'Finger j^ts' are overlaid on 
this to show finger positions required lo obtain the required 
noles in ihe chosen chord, scale, or Inlerval. Ueperxllngon the 
option chosen these are marked with finger numbers (showing 
which fingers to pul where), note names (telling you what the 
noles are), or intervals (relative lo the root of the chosen chord 
or scale). 

The bottom third of the screen holds the menu from which 
the function's options may be chosen, for InstarKe whether to 


GUITAR WIZARD 

Bdudrille 

Available from Micro ZMscount 
£10.95 


display finger 
Ings. notes, or 
Intervals; to 
change chord 
root or type: or 
lo print out the 
currently dis¬ 





played screen. You Just make choices using arrow keys or 
joystick • It really couldn't be much raster to use. 


CHORDS GALORE 

The flrsl section. Chord Wizard, la designed lo show you 
rrrommended fingerings lor a wide range of chonis. 32 fur 
each root note to be precise. Virtually every chord you c'ould 
want Is here If 11 Isn't you should be able 1u construct II from 
the knowledge the program has already given you. It goes 
further though It can also show you Ihe fingerings for the 
same chords In eight allemalive positions on Ihe fretboard. 
modifying the fretboard display lo show up lo the flfleenlii Inn 
where nereasary. 

Scale Wizard performs a stmllar task for scales, the lop ihird 
of the screen now showing the scale root, sc’alc name, names of 
notes In the scale, and scale Intervals, It cuvers nineteen 
dirTerent scale types for each of the twelve root noles In an 
octave including. In addition to (he expcc tcrd majors and 
minors, such gems as whole tone, pentalcmic. blues, and half 
diminished scales, plus all the old modes (Ionian, Ux’rlan. 
Aeolian, etc.). Tlial's a pmty comprehensive selecUon! 

Fretboard Wizard Is a sort of’ fretboard cuk ulator ". You can 
ask 11 to display (be fingering positions for notes in any chord. 
or scale, or Interval across (he whole fretboard al once. The 
dis|^y looks very complicated with duzms of finger spots 
shown Simultaneously, but could be very valuable for the more 
expert guitarist trying to work out the best way of playing long 
scales or runs. Another advanced feature is the program's 

continued on page S9 


New AiDti U»«c luii« 62 


37 




U/XE GAMING 


3S 



I I >'0U hav*^ I)rop«)nr. youl) prubably agrrc (hal H'% one of 
(he beat oames ever written Tor the Atari 8 bus. If you 
don't have It. shame on you • try and gfi It If you can. 
AlthuuMh the flniplik a are stunning and It's fim to play. I think 
It'R far too dllTIcult. All you get la 3 lives. 3 bombf» and 15 
set'onds of cloak lime. 1 usually can’t get past ihe 3r<l level, so 
Ihe other day Steve Whiteley and I derided to Dnd oul how Ihe 
lives were Initialised In the game and give ourselves a lol more 
than (he 3 we hod been allotted. We succeeded and then 
(ici'idrd to give ourselves more bombs and to be really greedy, 
gave ourselves more cloak llmef After we'd ftntslied are deckled 
to give ourselves more lives In Dniconus also. vrhk*h Sieve has 
been unable to complete on the 3 lives you gel with It. If you 
wont lo (*heat ai your own games of Dropaone and r>nironus. 
read on. 


THANKS TO HARVEY 

In Issue 29 of I*uge 6 Atari User. you1l And an article written 
by Ihe HAWKQUEST co author. Harvey Kong Tin cntllled "Zap 
ping The Kighi Uyte . This Is what made ua deride lu have a go 
nl cheating at l)rop;wne as It wasn't on (he list of games 
Hnivey had chealeriai. and this Is the story of how we did It. 
You'll need a pop up Machine language Monitor like Super 
man in your computer to modlly games yourself, but I think 
IJlilmon or Omnlmon are much the same thing In England 
Later un well tell you how to modify the seetora rorUTmed on 
your Drop/une and Draconus disks, but for now wr'II explain 
how we did It. Some knowledge of Mac hine I^guage Is 
needed! 


LOOKING FOR LIVES 

Harvey Kong Tin says ihal most commercial game program¬ 
mers load ihr accumulator with Ihe number of lives required. 
This Is LL>A #$03 or LI)A *$02. etc., although sometimes they 
can use LDX or LDY lo InillaJisc Uvea In a game. If you load 
Drop^one In the normal manner and then jump Into Super 
mon, you will need U> know a few things about the game Aral, 
like where It loads into memory and Aniahes. and most impor¬ 
tantly. what Ihe Run address is so you can re-run the game 
after you modlly a byte and see what happens. You ean do it 
with a sector editor on disk, but this vrlU take you all week lo 
track down Ihe right t^ef The Start address of DropKone Is 
S2F80 and the End address Is $I19C6. The Run address Is 
$3029. Knowing (his. we can now lo(A for any LOA *$03 
Instructions which appear as A9 03 In the memorv thal Drop' 
zone is residing In. so <F>ind A9 03 From 2F80 to B9C6 and 
shock, horror. you1l And that there are 20 locsUons with these 
bytes. We changed every one. but alas, no extra Unts. Next wr 
tried A9 04 and fouiKl 5 Imations. but rwne of these were the 
tight ones either. Ditto with LDX «$a3 |A2 03) which had 6 

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DROPZONE and 
DRACONUS 
DEFEA TED 

locutions, and LDX #802 tA2 02I whl<*h had 7 lot utlons. This 
was gelling tedious. Finally we died LDA #$02 tA9 02} and 
fimnd 24 locutions! Gruan. Hut lurk was wilh us as (he very 
Arxt byte we changed was tire right one, htxmiy. This Is a( 

$30I)D where the value of $02 la slorcd Into $b5A(!. If you Uxik 
ai SAC you will And nothing ihercl That's because the game 
hasn't been Initialised yet, so go back and siarl the gtime first 
then Jump back into Siipermon and look at 5AC again. Now 
you1l sec there Is a 02 here, run (he game again and let 
yourself be killed, then bat'k Into Supermun and look ul SAC 
again. It's on 01 rtow. so this Is (he location where your lives 
arc Inlllallscd. 


GIMME SOME BOMBS! 

AAer success with Ihe llvea. we decided lo And oul hnw lo give 
ourselves more bombs. If you kH>k al lot'allon 30DI) again you 
will see that Ihc next LDA InslrucUun slores a $03 into $05AD 
so If you look at SAD you will Indeed And there Is a 03 here. 
Wow, So run ihe game again and use a bomb, (hen hack lo 
Supermon and look al SAD. U's on 02 now, so ihia is Ihe 
location where the bombs are InlUallsed. Great stufT. Now we 
derided to get realty gr e edy arid look for Ihr routine lhal 
handles the amount of cloak lime 0vrn. The c’loak lasts for 15 
seconds In (he game bHbtr being exhuuslcd. 

We looked for a routine ibal checked If any key was pressed, 
which usually Is LDA $2FC (AD FC 02). and found 3 l(K a(l<nis. 
$34DE Is the roulinc that pauses the gome when the ES<' key 
Is pressed. and location $5E08 checks for Ihe SPACE bur 
fbombsl and also any other key pressed. We never checked the 
third location, as we had four)d what we wanted. We then 
noticed a routine Lo check kx'allon $5AB |(i>A #$5AH) Just 
aAer the routine at ^E06. So we decided lo <F>ind a routine 
that would STA $5AH (8D AH 3^. and there it was as plain as 
dav al location $5DEC. and chec king back a couple of bytes 
(kx-alkm $5DEA|, we found the rouline LDA $ 16, STA #$05AU 
|Ag I8 8D AB09. 

Wc changed A9 18 (LDA •$ 18Mu A9 FF (LDA «$FF} and gave 
oursehrs 163 seconds of cloak time but then found the game 


Mai East and Steve Whiteley 
have discovered how to change 
the disks to get much further 
into these games and now 
share their secrets with you 


rtldn t like rhanttrd U upsrls the end of level me»8a^. 
90 rd advifte you (o leave ihift one alone, but 0 v 1 nj{ younrif 
2!S6 lives and 256 bombs doesn’i bother the isanie al all. 


TIME TO ZAP THE DISK 

Okay, enou0^ of the teehnieal siulT, this la how to ehanjte 
yuurihak. A word of eautiun thoufth. before you rhanA^ any 
thliiA> write down the seeior number and the oriAinat value of 
any bytes you alter and please don't blame me or Steve If you 
Htu ff any I hInK u p! You ran use Su permon or If you prefer 
seeior ediior load one that ran look for a byte strInAon disk. 

I hen Insert your Drop/une disk aiuJ look for the followlnabyie 
strlnA In Hex: 

20 04 66 A9 02 and ebiinse It to 20 04 86 A9 FF for 256 lives 

4 

If yovi re greedy, look for 

6D AC 05 A9 03 and ( hanfte It to 60 AC 05 A9 FF fc^ heaps of 
bombs 

Actually, you'll find these bytes In the same sector as the 
lives, light dt the be 0 nnlngof (he disk tn trach SOO 

If you're really greedy, look fort 

46 60 F6 A9 16 nnd ehange it to 48 BQ F8 A9 FF for 163 
seconds of cloak lime 


LET’S TRY DRACONUS 

AAer giving Dropzone a working over, we then loaded Draco 
nus and looked for the same byXt string of A9 02 from 1480 to 
BAFF. We found 15 loeaUons but struck 11 lucky on the first 
one. Change location 4260 to FT If you want to tiy It and Run 
from 3F80. To change your disk, look for the byte string of: 

E6 3F F8 A9 02 and change it to E6 3F PB A9 FF for 256 Hves 

You should find this sector In (rack $07. 

That's about It for the software hacking, so load up your 
new cheat disk and see whal the higher levels in Dropzone 
look like, and see if you can finish Draconus. Use Ihe soluUon 
supplied by Johnathon Simpson In issue 39 if you rteed to. 


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• title H 


l* • ] r •• I •:«11 d I : hk-Ji ii. i 


FANCY A TRIP 
TO GERMANY? 


Derek Fem has n*ceiwxi dctatlfi of a mqfor Atari H bu 
sitou' (Mvssej to be held fn liANAlf (preaumaMy Oer 
many} on 21 s( August 1993 <utd wonders 
tlierv ivouUI be enough interest to arrange a coach trip 
over (here. 

No firm di'taibi yet hut if you are inttri’sted ghn* Dervk 
a ring on 021 353 5730 if there is enotigh respoitse 
the trip may tveU be arrangt'd 


Guitar Wizard 

continued 


sbillly to help you explore Bltemallve Hiring limlngn. In a I cad of 
using Inditional tuning you can sel eac h string tn uiiy pitch 
you wish. The program will then show you c hord Rngerlng 
positions baaed on this. You could also use the feature lo help 
you leam lo play other stringed liistnjmcnts which dcm’i use 
standard guitar tuning. 

Finally (here's Improviaallon Wizard, *nils lels you choose a 
mnl note and chord type and It then recommends scales on 
which you can suct'cssfully base a matching Impruvlsallotj, 
This euuld be a great help If you're c'nmp<nlng or looking Into 
improvisalkon pellems for rock. Jazz, or other types of music. 


TOTAL SILENCE! 

Guitar Wizard includes some excellenl features, bill there’s 
one major omission. Unbelievably. It makes ^0 use of sound! 
The 8*bit machines have four sound channels, so why the 
heck didn't (he author use them for aurally demonatrallng 
scales and eh<»dsV Perhaps It's bet ause ihe sound chip tuning 
Isn'l 100% accurate? Who knows? 

Apart from this one niggle Guitar Wizard Is an excellenl. high 
quality product. 1 was pardcularly impressed by Its ease of 
use. In fact I think It's actually easier and quicker In use than 
books on the sut^cct. a rare situation Indeed) And al £10.95 it 
costs leas than a dccrnl iiUot book or even an hour's tuition 
from a guitar teacher. So. If you're Into guitar playing and are 
serious about Improving your skills make sure you check ll 
out. It could help turn YOU into a Guitar Wizard! 


New Aiori LiMr l»su» 62 


39 



U/XE UTILITY 



Highlighter (s a short machine code program that 
will 'hlghlighi' the current line of text in a Graphics 
0 screen. 7?iis ma*ces it easier to find the cursor 
wnong a screenful of basic or whatever text ts 
displayi^i. 

The line is highlighted by placing a biaitk scan 
li/ic' afooi«» and below the cursor. Vte otxly uxty that 
this can be achieved effectively is to use a Vertical 
£Jlan*c /nfemipi to rewrite the Graphics 0 Display 
List every Vertical Blank and to piace the blank 
scan limit's in the correct places. This is what is 
called a Dynamic DLsplay List, that is one that 
changes according to the current stale of the 
computer. 

The VB! is stored at 1547 onwards and the DL is 
siort’d/rom iocaiicwi i 700 onufords. Ail you have to 
do to see i( in or(ion is type in the Basic program 
and save it Just in case you make a iiule slip in 
lyplttg in a few of those numbers. Now run if and 
you should see the effect. Pretty neat huh? It uHll 
remain until you press Reset ai\d if you do it can 
be retrieved by Just typing ?USRitS36) and U u^ili 
appear oyain. 

I also sitppiied the assembly latiguage list- 
ing which I am sure that you machine code prog¬ 
rammers can improve on arid come up wUh other 
similar (dcos usiny Dynamic Display Lists. 

Your programs and 
screen text will be 
much easier to check 
with this neat little 
utility 


by Phillip Beattie 



40 


\i%ut 62 • New A»ori User 








REVIEW 


VIDEO TITLE SHOP 

There is only one commercial prog¬ 
ram available/or the Atari Classic to 
add titles to your video presentation, 
but IS it any good? 

l>o you own a vi6ev t'amcra? Are you fed up with hours of 
iinrndlne fooiajfeV Could you use someth infi ihal would give 
your home movies s bit of life? Maybe you shoiikl fpve Data 
son s VIDEO TmS SHOP a try. 

VIDEO TITLE SHOP eompnseA (wo profirranis and a 
j(raphlcA parkaee on three double aided disks with two manu 
als and a quirk reference card. To set ihe most out of the 
packajfe you need a 64K ATAKJ. disk drive. VCR and vlrwlniS 
screen. The purkage is designed to 0ve a video UtlinK facilHy. 
where lext Is superimposed on baek^pounda. either hbnk or 
plciurea created iislns (he supplied 'Mkrupalnter*' art prog¬ 
ram. Tlcles may be scrolled, wiped. Aaaled. cycled, palnled arid 
then faded away. Dy chalninft (ofielher pieturea In sequence 
Himple anlmaiion may even be creaied. Whai (he prufirani will 
nol do Is superimpose (idea onlu a video ba(*k£round. Thai 
requires a piece of hardwire called a Genlock, and as far as I 
am aware there Isn't one yet available for the HOO/] 30 series, 
hui 1 live In hope? 

So whal is n like (o use? Well, ont'e the disk is booted up you 
are presented wlih h fairly impressive tide screen. (Tented 
uslnq both ihe supplied an and ddinft proffranis. Commands 
are simple and are cniered via the keyboard and/or joysdek. 
The quk k reference card la especially uselul here as (he Hal of 


c'ommands Is quite extensive. The supplied manuals lake you 
through the vajloua stages, eventually producing for you in Ihe 
form of a demo, examples of all (he fad lilies provided in (he 
program, backgrounds, border slyles and fonts may be loaded 
in frum disk. There are 25 backgrounds, 5 iHirdrr slyles und 
two fonis supplied on the 'Graphics Companion r. which 
takes up two of (he three disks, Y(m may also be able lo use 
backgrounds from other sources as pic tures are stored as 62 
sector files. I know this (o be true a.s I have used "Print l^b 
pictures and vice versa. The program may be furl her enhanced 
by coining a copy of (he 'Graphics Companion 11'. which 
contains more piclures. borders, fonis and clip arl. 

Sounds loo good lo be (rue? Well ll does have tl's problems. 
The program has a tendency to lock up. InluiiatUig when 
crealJng k>ng sequences. Also, backgrounds may only be In 4 
colours with the (files using (hese same lour (nloiirH. so greal 
(bough! Is needed when planning your screens. The prex ess of 
ereallng sequences (hat can be loaded In from disk Is very 
mt^sy Indeed, not helped by ihe formal of Ihe insirtjcdon 
manuaJs. thou^i It's not impossible. 

Whai aboui Ihe results? I can only say hnllkmt! I have been 
using this program for over a year now and have ac hieved 
some excellenx results. TTila Is a piece of .software crying oul for 
serious use. li ceriaJnly Isn'i a hudgri program bui gives 
uuisiondlng results ai a hudgei price All I can say is buy It. 
You wun’l regret Id 

Vtdr^ Tiilf Shop Is (HViiUihU'Jnpfrt OotcottfU wid 
OmUn Intvmatfonai 

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to rue ar kit lumf Tkf tAU t omr ftim RAP" Rtutnrn He piithahh 
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hku ktmt thm frtm thr amhn ‘ 


Source code for HIGHLIGHTER 



h4ew A»ofi Uw 62 


41 






Ian Finlayson's 

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I n (he last isAur I talked about uAing Atari clock tor 
llmlrife' answers In a mulllple chotre quU I did not explain 
carerully enouidi. however, and au I have been asked to 
help a^in to ftei the timlna system working' 

The fundamental prohlrm with liming In basic Is that 
aUhoujih (he timer keeps runnlfi| 2 a]l the time, (be dlsjday Is 
only updated when you read the timer and update the display. 
In order that the time display Is updated constantly there must 
lie repeated rails to read the timer and print (he result on 
screen. If your proflram stops and vralts the display of the 
timer will stop also, ’rhis means that you cannot use GET or 
INPirr functions as both of these wait for a key press, so if you 
donT press a key the clock seems to slop and then when you 
finish thinking anti type your answer the displayed clot'k will 
Jump to the new time. 

To give an example of what I mean I am using a simple 
uddlhon lest program Iwsed on a concept by l^ul Koblnsoii. I 
will not-ex plain the program step by step, but have drawn an 
overall flow chart of the program In figure I. If you lolknv 
round (he program (low In this figure you will see thal none of 
ihe paiha Iterate very quickly. The shortest loop la (he Try 
Again' loop when you get the answer wrong. This means lhal If 
we piit a timer anywhere In (he main program How it will 
ui>dttie very Infrequently. We have to Und an allenKillve. 

The answer lies In lhal part of the prugram where wr get 
Input frr>iii the keyboard. User Input Is the slowest pun of Ihe 
program the computer has little to do hut'wult while you 
Ihlnk about which key to press. In the main flowchart this is 
the box labelled ~Cet No of Key Inputs . In (his box If (he 
program uses a GET or INPUT the computer can only all wkI 
wall as I said earlier, but It is possiMe to use this walling time 
more constnictlvely to achieve our timing requirements. 

Unk at figure 2. This Is a simple flow chan of the 'Key in' 
sub rauUnc (lines 1500 to 1610 of the prof^ml. which is 
where Ihe key inpiil actually occurs. This subrouUne Is repe- 




*7=—1- 

S(AD 

1 


" NO 

' OISRIAT 

IpTE 

Ttes 

1 REVCOOE 

1 ID NUHRER 





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0 to 9 


RETURN 


30 SECONDS 
AND COUNTING 


ated for each character of ihe answer, so It may repeal onc'e or 
twice (once for 0*9 and twice for 10* 17 and 1 to 7. no other 
answers are possiblrl. Whal Is happening Is a ounllniious loop 
which scans tu see if a key has liecti pressed, then reads the 
llmer and updates the time display on screen. Hits loop Her 
ales veiy quickly so the time Is updated snuxiihly Ihe prog 
ram only breaks out when It delects a key press. Ii then 
converls the kcycode to the equivalent number (0 to 01 and 
returns with that value to the main prtgcram. 

There Is a sllidil complication In the 'key in' siihroulinc 
heiause II la powilble for Ihe answer to be negative we have to 
allow for Input of a minus sign (d as the first charm'lrr c>f the 
answer This Is done In line l5ffiS. and II sets the vartuhle 
MINUS to 1 so thal Ihe first character In Ihr answer Is made <i 
minus sign Mine 330). 

Having a clork running alsn allows the scores to depend on 


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how fast the questions are answered. If you took at line 1000 
you will see how 1 have calculated the vartaMe ADD. ADD Is 
the score from the current question which Is added to the total 
score $. The maximum Is 10 but with a reduetton of 2 for each 
wTon answer and one less for every three seconds delav In 
answering. Just In rase you take a very long tline to answer or 
have more than 5 attempts at the answer (he line goes on to 
set the minimum value of ADD to zero, so you do not get 
negative putnlst!! 

\ hope this second look at the use of a timer in a program is 
not too boring for all you quick people who understood perfect 
ly first time • at least there Is the basis of a mathematical test 
program for you to get your teeth Into. Addition, subtraction 
and multiplication are all fairly easy as you can guarantee 
whole number answers. If you want more of a chaflenge tiy 
division • the exact answer can have many decimal places, or 


(like division by Ihreel may have an infinite number of diximal 
places so how will you check for a correct answer? One mcLhod 
would be to look up questions from a data table (like the quiz 
in I he last Issue but with matbemalira) Instead of verbal 
queslkma). but this would limit the questions to a predefined 
set instead of the tnOnltc variety generated Irom a random 
method like the one used here. Perhaps It would be better in 
ask for accuracy to a specified number of decimal places ... 1 
leave you to decide. 

For those who were }el\ a lltUe puzzled by the Inlrodudlon to 
timing In the last Issue I hope this makes everything clear. 
Please write to me if you are still in doubt and can nut mukr 
(he timer In your program w>rk. As always my address Ls 

Ian FixUayaon. 60 Roundstone Creacent. 
East Preston. West Sussex. BN16 IDQ 


New AkiT4 Um 62 









mu REVIEW 



A nrr IhHr formation at Ihr PCW abowof 1986. XLtnt 
Softwarr (UK) wrtu on to laiitu'h a uarful wkrtkm erf 
prlntrr rrUtrd ullUllra. Allhoiioh Aodly thr etxnpany 
isn't artivr today, Kr Soft ofOrrmany have aequUrd ibt rli^ts 
to diMliihnir thrtr rxtailne produe ta. David Castdl a PLrat 
XJ^nt Word JVocrasor Is among lhr*r and. aomc M«Hjld argw. 
one of the beat. 

The nrlgmal XLent release was furnished with an insimcUun 
mimual of 56 pajiea (admittedly these were not panicularly 
well (aid outi but Ke*Sofl have »eemin4dy decided thal 7 sides 
of A4 will siifnrr Mine were also wrlllen In Cerman but 
Kc'Sofl have assured me lhal lirltlsh ctisiomers will receive 
Ihe English trunslallon! Tm not sure lhat this kn^el of In forma* 
lion will he adequate but. forlutuitely. the program s user 
Irilerfac'c is not dlfFleuh to comprehe^ and there are fotir 
s<'reens of in built help. As wtth moai software. Ihe best way to 
learn Is to press some buttons and see whal happens! 

The pn)gram's primary edll srreen n>mprlses a Iwenly llne 
(exi edlilng area surrunnded by a labs line above and four 
lines below set aside for comniands. prompts and messages. In 
the bottom rtfthi hand i*orT»er there are six leons wdilch can be 
used to select the prlnl. vui. paste, search and disk utility 
functions, by pressing ESC or the joystick trigger whilst In edit 
mode, the Icon selection process is enabled. At almost all other 
limes the K8(' key operates as an abort faclllly Most of the 
cdlllnR keys ac t as you’d expert inserl. delete, cursor move 
men I etc. while less frequently w^cessed commands art 
uviiilal)le Ma Shift/Control key (Tnnbirwiik>ns. These Include 
the valiiahir ability to f^a<T five markers in the text whtch can 
then be located with a rapid goto' command. Most options that 
ask the user a qucstloii have a sensible default answer lhat 
can simply be chosen by pressing Ketiim the general aim Is 
lo make user selccUons as frlerwlly and effortless as possible 
You (*an also modify various paxamelrrs (o suit your personal 
preference (ext and backgn)und colours, cursor type, insert 
or overwrite mode, joystick or keyboard input for cursor move¬ 
ment, key repeat rale and joystick response speed. 

The cut and paste furl Illy Is limited lo a single screen of text 
with each operation. This can be a bit frustrating though an 
\itnisual feature Is that you can edit the contents of the cut 
text buffer before pasting U back Into place. You couk) also use 
It to crcale a new piece of text and mpy this Into several parts 
of your document. You can copy, cut and paste between two 
different documents using Ihe program’s diiaJ window mode 
The available memory Is divided into Iwo parts so lhat a 
document may be loaded and edited in each. You can’t see 
both documents on screen simultaneously but you can swap 
between the iwro wdth a straightforward key press. The cut arx! 
paste buffer Is shared between the two sections. At any stage 
you can quickly chet k how much memory remains and also 
delermine how much space the document wrtll occupy when 
saved unto disk. Disk Utilities include directory, load (using 
append, insert or normal methods), save, delete, formal disk 
and spool. The latter option lets you view a sa^ed document 
without actually loading It into memory - a convmteiU function 
that is olfen overlooked. 



A neu> u>ord processor is a 
rarity but there are still 
good ones to be had. Paul 
Rixon looks at one that has 
just been re-released by a 
German company 

IVrparIng vour text for output Involves placing fnmiat <'on4rnl 
codes in the dotximenl Itself. With ihese y<Hi can nc( margins, 
page slxc. page ejects, sparing, t'cntrlng. Jusilflcalinti, headers, 
footers, indents, page numbering and similar effcH ts. You cun 
also embed primer coning codes in the text to handle ihe 
spectaJ features of your punier. A pnnler driveT rimsl ruction 
set ts provided so that almost any type of prinlrr c an lie usixi. 
providing you know the rrlevant codes. You can output (exi (u 
printer, screen or disk with single ctf double columns. Double 
column mode Is great for producing newsletters, and with a 
lllllc experimentation (and an Epson compatible phnierl you 
ran even alUich 62 sector unrumpresaed picture Dies to liven 
up the page. If you have a 130XE you can Invoke a print 
spooler facility that Irts you cany on typing while the docu¬ 
ment Is printed. U works albeit rather slowly and not without 
the occasional fdlich. The screen out pul. or preview iunctlon. 
is ctvated using an 60 cnlumn rharader display wllh special 
small chantciers. It's very handv for checking on the finished 
page layout before printing nol to mcntlun being environ men 
tally conscious! 

Apart from lacking a spell c hecker. The Kirst XIcnt Word 
Processor Is wilhoul major fault. With (he nol a hie exceptions 
of Superscript and Papen llp, the program Is more lhan a 
match fc^ other word pnx'essura you1l Qnd for (he 8 bit Atarls. 
It's fully featured, fast and friendly, as they say. At the price 
Ke Soft are asking, it ’s also a very good bargain! 


Write to Kc Saji at Frankensirassc 24, 6457 MoOiml 4. (Wt 
rmni^ u4io sigyiUed thr m<icu' cope/* 77ic program mup aiso bt’ 
avaUahle frTjni Micro iXscocent. 


Title: THE FIRST XLENT 

WORD PROCESSOR 

Publisher: Ke^Soft 
Price: DM39,80 

format: Disk 


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XiyXE GAMES ... XUXE GAMES - XUXE GAMES 


THE CURSE 



I t you have ever bemoajwd 
the scarcity of graphical 
adventures In tlie Atari 
6 bll wurld you will surely he 
delighted to learn of Micro 
Discount’s latest dJs<*oveiy, 
Avalon’s KJalwa - or THE 
CUKSE for those who aren’t 
loo hot on Polish * is a 
firaphtcal 'point and elk k’ 
adventure boasting a generous 
helping of ot^ects and loca 
lions. If. like ine, you're not 
too keen on teidual adven* 
tu res you may be tempted to 
overlook the graphical variety 
too hul you would be mts- 
sing out on some excellent err 
lerialnment. 

Tlic backgrcKind 1o (he 
arlveniure Is rather vague but 


TItid. TX6 CURSE 

PubHsh«r Avoion/Micro 
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Price: S$.9S 

Formot Disk 
If9vt0w9d by Paul Btxoo 


it explains how your country 
has been cursed by the Ruler 
of Darkness and thereby faces 
(be r>ol exactly thrilling pros 
pect of everlasting misery. 
Fortunately you have four>d 
the location of the Ruler’s cas 
tie and now have a ortee ln* 
a Ufelime opportunity to tree 
your country from his lerrify 
Ing pcpwers, 

’Hte screen view is divided 
horDonlaJly Into two sections. 
The upper portion shows your 
character in (he various rooms 
u( the castle white ihe lower 
part accommodates mesaages 
and prompts as re<)uirrd. The 
castle rooms are expertly 
drawn and shaded In a de* 
Uiird 3 D perspective, by 
necessity at ihc expense of 
muh I pie colours. Using (he 
Joystick to operate a screen 
pointer you can sekei any de* 
metU of each scene for i loser 
examlnaikm. When you clk k 
Ihe trigger a menu appears to 
Inform you if there’s anything 


useful at the chosen poMllon. 
If some action Is appn>prtaie 
such as peering (hruu^ a 
window (x* opening a door 
your character walks lelhar 
gicalty acroAs to perform the 
task. Numerous obfecls are 
required to progress through 
(he screens, though you can 
hold only five Items simultane 
ously. Magic spells must also 
be obtained and used lo over 
come iertatn problems, but 
ibese are carried In your spell 
book and so dMt’i clutter your 
Inventory. 

Thankfully this doesn’t seem 
to be one of Ihose adventures 


In whuh your character cx 
ptres a I every inct>rrec( mow. 
At one point yuii may lie rol> 
bed ul your magic powers and 
have lo searc h for ihe nu’aiis 
to reslore (hem. but a save 
game feature is thoughtfully 
provided to relieve any Inisira 
tion. The princ ipal drasvhack 
vdth advrnlure games Is that 
once you’ve solved the proh 
lems and reiuhed the conclu 
alon. (here s nothing Ich lo do. 
However, The Curse would 
seem to offer a sufhc’lenl 
quantity uf putties an<1 
sc’reens lo hold your Intrri'st 
for more than u short while. 




3D TIC-TAC-TOE 


n the beginnlrtg. there 
was an Atari 400 ... 
shortly afterwards there 
was 3-D TIC-TAC TOE from 
Alan Corporation Without, ol 
course, Inferring any crUk lsm 
of Atari's sales and markeUng 
strategy (strate^^, It's In¬ 
teresting to note that this 
fourteen year old KOM based 
game has only just reached 
general circulation here In the 
UK. Was It worth the wait? 

Tlc-TaC‘Toe is the American 
name for noughts and crosses 
and you may be wondering 
why anyone should want a 
computerised version. Surely 


scribbling symbols on a sheet 
of paper is preferable lo hd 
dhng around with the joystick 
land have you tried biking 
your computer on a pimIcTl. 
Another proMem is that 
noughts and crosses cannot 
be won unless you introduce 
(be human factor of imperfect 
decisions al t emptlng lo beat 
the clever old computer may 
not be a lot of fun. Conse 
quenlJy. Atari** 3'D Tic Tac- 
Toe Isn’t quite as straightfor¬ 
ward as plain noughts and 
crosses. It’s plaved on four 
4x4 gnds which are drawn at 
an oblique angle to gmeraie 


the basic 3 D eflert. As expet' 
led Ihe object of the game Is to 
pUte four X or O symbols In 
one horizontal, vertical or di 
agonal rvw using either tme 
grid or all four, U may sound 
simple but Alan’s gloasy In- 
sirucilons stretch to six sides 
orA4* 

You can play Tlr Tac Toe 
with a human opponent, 
using both joysticks, or wllh 
the computerised substitute. 
The latter has right dllTlculty 
settings though even the high 
eat Incorporates a degree of 
randomness so that winning 
is not Impossible ^ust near 
impossibleil. The computer 
moves quickly on level one but 
supposedly may ponder for 
twenty minutes if set to max 
imum playing strength when 
you grow tired of waiting you 
can hit the Seleci key to force 
an Immediate move. Start up 
options include a set* up mode 
for experimenting wllh diffe¬ 
rent situations and a game 


varWticai < ailed Hottom Up In 
Dntlom Up play must begin on 
Ihe lower of Ihe four grids and 
a rrmve c an only be nuidc onto 
a higher grid If Ihe c’orres 
ponding square Ixrluw Is pre 
sently oc cupied. Tlie overall 
objectfvc doesn’t change, 

Graphics? We re talking 
aboul m70's software don't 
forget! Sound'i’ I deDnllcly 
heard a heep. Okay, so It’s tiol 
exactly ooxing with hi let h fr 
atures but the game Usclf is 
not ul ail unplayable. rsp<’iial 
ly in iwo player mode Whcti 
you get llrrd of zapping bad 
dies. Tlc-Tac-Toe mighi pro 
vide a wcUome respilc. 

3D Tic Tac Too Is available 
from Micro Discount 

Title 3D TIC-TAC-TOE 
Publisher AlonCorp. 

Price &I0.9& 

Format' ROM 

Reviewed by Paul Pixoo 



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THE ACCESSORY SHOP 

ISSUE 62 


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BREAKOUT 


Sreatout was the original 
simple yei louiy addictive 
game and this enhanced ver¬ 
sion we provide even more 
addictive tun Needspaddies 

ROM 

Ouf u9ust pnca £3.95 

.SAIJi PRICE £2.95 


STRANGE ODYSSEY 


Ai the galaxy's nm, there are re 
wards aplenty to be harvesied 
from a long dead ahen civiliza¬ 
tion. Fabulous graphic adventure 


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BASIC 

CARTRIDGE 


Some programs, espeoaiiy 
some early pubic domain 
programs won't run on the XU 
XE Out They wMI you plug in 
the ok) version of Basic. 

ROM 

Our usual price £3.95 

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We have been offered, as one consignment, u subnian- 
tiai amount of software for the Atari 8-bit on disk, 
cassette and ROM cartridge. There are dozens upon 
dozens of iittes nuin.v of which we have not featured 
before. In oridrr that we can purchase this to bring 
you fresh titles in the coming months we need to 
clear much of our remaining stock • we need both the 
space and the pnance to aecurp such a large offer. 

So here ue hove a clearance sale • if you can help us 
clear aur shetves we should be able to bring you a lot 
of new sopuare in future issues. Virtually alt prices 
Aoiv been reduced hut we are limited in some cases 
as our prices are already less than half the normal 
price. Check out everything, and if there is some¬ 
thing missing from your rr^/lerlioni buy it now - you 
might never see it as cheap again. 


SPEED HAWK 


One of Atan's last games for the 8*bit can now be yours at 
budget pncel A smoothly scrolling arcade garT>e In which 
you must defend the ring worlds of your solar system from 
ptrales. 

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ffriginattv puMtshcd of £H.9.^ 

Ouf usual pnca £2.9$ 

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PROOFREADER 


Users of Atariwnter will be 
delighted with this, the long 
lost spelling checker for the 
Atanwriter cartridge * 

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PANZER 

GRENADIERS 

In av$ eioang soMave wargame 
fou make Sin ftaraoni tm a 
raganenlal iha aMa armourad 
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■sdaactad by (ha cotripuiar 
wNch we ha*ceiy chaianga you 
«nth 4a own coniptamart o< m- 
l e mry, iank$ and ana-lare guna 
Thraa lavala of dhcuRy. joy a ac k 
conM, hr-fvs graphics 

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FIELD OF FIRE I 


From tha sands oi Nohh Africa and 
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and raojras good planring and ax- 
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nwfeaey Ounng play, spactal anan- 
Sort has Oaan gwao b tha l4i>Ras 
colour graphes artd hvaly sound 
aftacts 

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GAMES 


WAR GAMES 


KENNEDY 

APPROACH 


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KOM t 

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STAR RAIDERS II 


Tha ordinal Star RaMara updatad 
with batlar grapdMa and aound A 
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ale that aai naw aiandaida 

ROM ( VKIKIIH.^ 

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SMASH HITS 7 


Fowl graai actnaa • Coioaaua Chaaa 
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lima' 

OISK 

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MISSILE 

COMMAND 

Another of the alt*time 
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PAC-MAN 


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BLUE MAX 


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FIGHT NIGHT I US FOOTBALL 


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ROM ('\RTKIIHiF 
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NATO COMMANDER I DECISION IN THE DESERT 


Tou ara com ma ndar ol Mato and 
your task it lo daland Europa 
from SovM invaaion. Top data 
graphics Hva teanariet 
msK 

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EASTERN FRONT (1941) I CAVERNS OF MARS 


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wmnat ol ana ot ma nral Atari prog* 
rammmg eompatiHcna, iNa was one 
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TAIL OF BETA LYRAE 


Our A*Z of Atari Softwarp Mrlea Myi "Tbp ultimata Scramble’ 
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A HIS HOHOr FACTOHY 


rh* maai lamaga pwdaim gamah 
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MAXVI(ELL'S DEMON 


A aimpla yal chaNpngmg puiria gama 
whch wi gal you addttlao m 
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INVITATION TO 
PROGRAMMING 2 

( niwad Wfurno Tour Own Progrtma 
ccmprwaa TVTO eaaaabaa ana tvvo 
woniDooW anddeaa not mouwa In 
vkaaoh To Proyammmg i 

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ADVESTURESIROLE PLAYING 


THE ETERNAL DAGGER! MIG ALLEY ACE 


Uwiy conaldar tho S $1 rolaplay 
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An aarM combat almulatton mC 
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JEWELS OP DARKNESS I LANCELOT 


Thrm Mpoa cWmIc. •awwilurat wMi 
Ut calM CheoM hem Cel* 

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Ounpaon Adventure m you leM on me 
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TIN IMAM M foot MQh, I«90C opining dMth 
comolo hovo <«boMotf iwr>»i thoir eapiofo Itio 
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Mfliwy Ir^ Joff liHMot 


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«n 0)0 «Maona you w« and many iNnQa lo M 
lh0 9uaM m Bio AmuM. You aiW alao aneoumar 
*m%om frmtmmn ^ aandiaft Baoo Biai mm 
chafianga oB your aA*a 


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am how you 00 H! 


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dm wo claaaf your '’STARPIRE' eloaa ana^ cran 
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GUN LAW 


PANTHER 


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dinaram worlda wtm tout acaaana on aotfi Irmi 
n all odda iv lo aighty totally dHlamnt playt^ 
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TRANSMUTER 

A naw kind ot waapon, Thio acMI aroada gama 
laoturaa aacallani amcoth aeroding. Incradibia 
tarroin. vaetot grapMca aaedOoa and auMarro- 
naan eavarna. Faar raacbona and a cool namo i 
a na c aaaity Muak by David wnmakar 


KIKSTART 

Tha ultimota ofivood mototblka icmmbla iMiul^ 
tor Guida your ridar eomfutty owar ma obotaeiao 
in ma all action almulolor for 1 playor agolnal Bia 
computar or 2 ployara agoln o t aoeti oBiar ao wad 
aa maeioek 


Wh« can wa aayT A graat dona chadanga. ElgfM 
epponania, digniaad tpaa en . nvo pfoya* apBon 
llva joyatkek control, hid maiehpiay aoortng. a 
aanaa of humour, auparb pi a yobWty. BMa oita Ma 

n am 


UNIVERSAL HERO 


OMyaa«an 


nda W la aa»a tha pliio B Uikwa n al 
> MO aMn and aiarykidy aMa'a by 


SIDEWINDER II 

H ia 27 yaara ainca tha Hnal bacila of ma war with 
tha aiiaM, 27 yaara of poooa nova raigrtad m ma 
Waatarn Spiral Arm of ma Oataiy. Ai ttua la 
about to enanga. Sfap aboard your craft and pr^ 
gam to dafartd mankind In tIM ad action apaca 


BOMB FUSION 


A tarrorial ^ng rtaa plaMad bomba mroughouf 
tha SadaraeaiaHudw ivocaiamg Ptom and you 
ioax aupar haro |ai aftar bia Bom AHair'l harva 
10 go m and aava ma ptom and poaafbly tha 
Wortham Itawf ap nara trom Baa tr u e dort 


Biaoia ma baft oft all othar marttal arta gomaal 
That* aH n aay* on iho Moy! Bomoona aura 
rackprw ihia la tha baat punching, UckHtg, duck* 
Ing and diving goma orourtd 


DESPATCH RIDER 

Jam m* growmg band 01 Mraat oamarw • ihoa* 
laaftaaa hardam wfw tarrtfy tha pepulaHon at ma b«9 
e dwa to gat m* paroaii tnraugn. Plan yaur movM to 
maka sama manay. Put Oen’i talw taa long • tMiw W 
akaayt anon. Dam an matarv macho raling ana P« t 
Oaagateh noar «Mh mta aH action aknuttnan 


INVASION 

UobHUa your unHa and prapara tor bariia. Tnia all 
action apaea conflict ra^raa aiuil, alratagy and 
tochca YOU muot oaatroy tha waamar control 
atatton m ordar IP wm ma baitta but avary mova 
you maka tha anamy wM eoumor, artd th^'ra 
wa tti ng tor you to nwa |uat orw talal altp up 


LOS ANGELES SWAT 

Bpaelal Aaoignmarft W aa c ua tha hoatagaa hem 
ma tarrertal oanoa holdlna out In WaalVA. daan 


ma tarrehal ganga holding out In Waal la. oaan 
upmaatioata Blow away ma bod guya and ba » 
hare on natwerk T V! fan and you won’t ba 
oorrUng back to woleh n. AH action (oyallck band* 
ing combat for ihoaa wtth tha akHI to aurvlva' 


•way ma bod guya and bao 
Ffan and you won’t ba 


FEUD 


To win at P aud you mual ’'eut*apali'’ your rival 
VfUard Laar>ortc In «(la«a a haro gatdan you will 
find tha IrrgradlarKa tor your apall* but irwd cara* 
hAty aa atiwnga thinga can happan In thi* gama 
of magic and myatary 


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or select ANY TEN CASSETTES FOR JUST £9.50! 

AN prices are inchjslve of postsge 


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MORE SOFTWARE AT REDUCED PRICES 



EDUCATION 


CASSEHES 


The following are all priced 
at £1.50 each 

ASTRO DROID 
ATARI COMPILATION 
COLONY 
DARTS 

DAWN RAIDER 
DAYLIGHT ROBBERY 
FOOTBALL MANAGER 
JOCKEY WILSON’S DAHTS 
LAS VEGAS CASINO 
LAST V8 
MASTER CHESS 
MISSING ... ONE DROID 
MR DIO 

MUTANT CAMELS 

PANIK 

PHANTOM 

PLASTRON 

POGOTRON 

RED MAX 

SIDEWINDER 

SPACE SHUTTLE 

SPY VS SPY 

SPY VS SPY ARCTIC ANTICS 

STRATOSPHERE 

SURVIVORS 

THE LONE RAIDER 

TURF FORM 


WAR GAMES/SIMULATIONS 


Of DtSk u rrwk4^ 

BATTLECRUISER D C5.95 

F$ II JAPAN SCENERY D C9.95 
F$ II SCENERY DISK No. E D C9.95 


GAMES ON DISK 


ALL AT £2.95 

BETA LYRAE 
BLUE MAX 
JUNO FIRST 
LASER HAWK 
LIVING DAYLIGHTS 
N.Y.C. 

PICNIC PARANOIA 

OUESTPROBE 

ROCKET REPAIR MAN 

ROSEN’S BRIGADE 

SCOOTER 

THE E FACTOR 

TRAILBLAZER 


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VOODOO CASTLE D £3.95 


SERIOUSEDUCATIONAL 


Cassotto Of Disk as mafkaO 
HOWE RLINQ MANAGER D £2.95 

TELETALK D £3.95 


ROM CARTRIDGES 


JUGGLES RAINBOW 

A convuN* txpsrwics tof cni0r*n apM 3 to 6 
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Anotw Por 3 ID 6 yMr oUft teaching Ttw concepts 
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House end ToysheM 

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BOOKS 


EASY PROGRAMMING FOR 
YOUR ATARI MICRO 

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WRITING STRATEGY GAMES 

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dwHung' games lAt ches* here « a book thai wiN 
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DESERT FALCON 


£4.95 


Some cabtee are quite difflcuH to find but ere itock moel of 
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I FOR XL/XE 


FOR ST 


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XLXE 1 METRE SERIAL CABLE 

£19$ 

XYSnCK’HOUSE EXTENDER 

£U5 

0» INTERFACE TO ST 

£9» 

2 METRE CEffTRONCS CABLE 

C7JS 

XLXE TO MONO MONITOR 

£4« 

3 METRE CENTROMCS CABLE 

eus 

XLXETOSCART 

£$« 

ST TO ISO INTERFACE 

£9.0$ 

XLXE TO COMPOSITE VIDEO 

£3J$ 

ST NULL HOOCM CABLE {2ia.) 

CMS 



2 Hr RE aOPPY DISK onvE 

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3 METRE JOYSTICK EXTENSION 

£435 

MONO COLOUR SWITCH IMF 

£199$ 

CEKTRONICSFRINTEREXT.n wl) 


PAR OF liOl LEADS 

£41$ 

CEI^TRONICS PfllirER EXT (2 A| 

£1M5 

STTOMTACHITV 

£119$ 

CEKmOfCSPRWrEREITISlL} 

£109$ 

S305TTOPHIUPSB33Hk2 

£119$ 

Our eeblee art obtained from one el (he UK's leedtng ceWe menutedurers end 
use (he higheet queltlv components. You can pick iv cheaper eabiee eiee- 
where but they often use Inferior queHty cenaMnenta whleh may cause lees of 
data and ether problems. Extension leods In parliculer need 1e be mede to the 

highest speclttcetlon fo eneure Integrity oi dela bsnefer 



FOR XL XE 


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xuom 
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XU OUT 
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Covers tor many other Printers 
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Most if aar 9vt1 covors ars el tramlHcanl (see'throHQh) PVC with piping 
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later stocks may bo ol boiQO eoloor PVC 


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RACING SIMS 




T his Hoflware Is prrscniwl tn a rol- 
ourful box with a plclurp <rf ihr 
racing moustache hokilxv! his 
championship c up aloft. The rear of the 
box ia artistically daubed with screen 
shoiH ihai proc laim this to be 'Just 
another PonnuU One racing Came*. So 
common is this genre becoming U Is 
eumlng Us own abbreviation FI. I add 
this onfy to save laier confusion, «ncr 
the first lime I came across the label I 
thought II WHS some form of new diet 
plant 

The game comes on the one acjlliary disk 
with a prelly fx>lourrd manual, pooler 
and I he almosl Illegible wheel The wheel 
Is there os » ropy prolec ilon device, core- 
fully primed In illegible dark grey on deep 
black, While apprcclallng Ihls precaution 
Is 10 stop pholocnpicrs dead In their 
iruc'ks It also makes legjtimnle users 
lives meal annc^ylng. 

Once Into the game the disk whim * 
busily and some attractive, not loo slerc 
otyplcal, music appears, “nie graphics 
whilst walling are fairly encouraging and 
the player does indeed siart to warm lo 
ihe lixsk ahead, Once the game has 
loaded and the prolecilun been de 


Is probably mM a game requirement but s 
markcitng ploy. Tr\ie enough the soft 
wore allows other ctmirol metliods. but 
the pUyer Is led lo lielleve the new hard 
ware nukes the game so much more 
vmnhwhile I dW not have this piece of 
etiiiipmcnl and therefore cannot offer a 
(‘ocnmcnl bul It did seem though that the 
use of Ihe Item was imnecessanly com 
plicated, 

1 selceied slarKl«nl Joyaltrk mode and 
ftHind the game rompllani enough The 
start presents several Icons with choices 
lo be made. 1 suggest Ihe Improve with 
Mansell option since It allows a solid 
practice vdlh a dotted racing line to be 
followed for arrurlty. The only problem 
here Is that Mansell will make dreadfullv 
smug tommenls about the awfulness of 


lent piece of animation and even man 
aged U) finish the course 11ic scenriy 
wasdirfereni cnougli lokmiw thnl Ihe 
counies Viere cliangliig ihrmigh the hca 
son and ihere was even a hit of weather 
tocxKiiend with, but the ihnll seemed to 
wear off after several do/eri laps. I atvepi 
that the Williams that Is used as a inodri 
Is well dune, c*vcn having u visual display 
Ihat seems lo emulate lliosr seen on 
Murray Walkers civils. TTk^ game has i-v 
crvtlilng the KI freak C'ould want and yel 
there seemed lo hr a Hltle somelhliig 
m(s.slrig. Ihe game lacked a ccriuln < har 
Isma. Onalnly It has a strung claim lo 
being one of the bcsl ST KI games uboul 
but II manages to miss on gliu too much. 
Maybe lhat Is why l( was named after Mr. 
Mansell? 



Title 

NIGEL MAN$6Li'5 WORLD 


CHAMPIONSHIP 

PuWtshef: 

Gfemlln 

fYice; 

525.99 

Reviewer; 

Damon Howorth 


the players driving ability 5llU, hav 
tng endured this. I vwnt onto Ihe 
track (decKM to change aenrfotl 
and tyre mixtures and remembered 
to change the default name so llwt 1 
eouM InstanlJy rerognlse my pll in¬ 
formation then, engine revving, I 
was ready for the fray. 'TTie actual 
sounds tvere not too bad at all. 
although to my uneducated ear I 
was iwt loo sure if the sounds were 
as advertised actual digital r e c t ea - 
tions of a Renault en0ne or Just a 
very loud Ikmda 250. I acrept this 
was just my own ja-oblem sirxe I am 
not one of those people who listens 
to racing cars most Inilmaie negses 
Nevertiieless the sourtd was strong and 
blood pounding so once the starter 
allowed 1 was raring to go. 

The game harKlIed ^’ery well. There 
seemed to be no overt problems and the 
ear reacted to my joystick's every com 
mand, I visited the pits for ar)other excel 


Overall 1 felt lhat lhl?< a game thal 
had been produc'cd lo sell u particular 
Joysllck. Tlic fac t II ascend', (hr hriglils 
lo become a prelly good game and j 
strong lUiilrrxler lor ST race game of the 
month feels almcrsl roliuidciUal, 'lliere 
do THit seem to be many Ilf any) bcl ter FI 
race games about for this matiiliu*. Try 
It. but [ suspect It may well come as a 
Joystick bundle in the not too distant 
future. 


# GAMEPl^y Weil, surprtsuipf^ pfau 
obfe rpaliy. don't brlieKV llie wtvK-i w 
ali though 

• SiGHT SOf/TVD y^qcUtt very strottg 
the game performs well lutder 
pressure 

0 OVEIft^iX / hkr’d /fus goftw th^sptte 
myseif take a look, d has sorrv' 
promise 


Ann Umt Hum 62 


51 





REVIEW 





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C IvlILMtlon h»ft rittaJly found li ft 
way on Id the sn 1 have been 
playing ihlft game on the PC for 
many moortft now never gelling far but 
enjoying li enormoiiftly. Thlft la the game 
ihal look Kallroud Tycoon off the lop apol 
and 11 ftilU lurkft In Ihe lop ten of every 
nuK'hIne ii haa been released for. 
l.ooAcly (very loosely according lo some 
adf'lonadfM) the game haft II'b roots In 
Civllisanan ihe trading board game. Hav 
tng played both I ihlnk the eonneeilon Is 
loose, and indeed the methods of obtain 
ingyour goals are very dlfTereni. The oh 
jerl of the game Is to bring your pet>plr 
from nomad U' wagon folk lo space age 
iravellers and found a new space colony. 
If ihal Is not loyour tasie then you can 
heal the opposlllon Into Ihe ground and 
win a military victory. 

To explain ihe complexity of this game 
would lake several thousand words. In* 
deed so complex are U*s basics that there 
are already Iwo books available on the 
subject, [iefore my enthusiasm for this 
game becomes too unbounded Id’s look 
at the hardware needed. 

EATING 

MEMORY! 

Sadly this game needs at least a 1040 
machine, it would Ideally have something 
bigger. It comes on four rloiible sided 
disks, not bad for the information in It. 
but It does mean certain sections need a 
great deal of disk swapping which slows 
everything down and makes for some 
frustrations. This Is especially true of the 
graphic sequences which, although not 
altogether necessary, make for a great 
deal of atmosphere. If you are lucky 
enough lo have a hard drive make sure 
vou install it there. If you are not so 
lurkv then the two floppy disk option is 
very necessary and if you have loads of 


memory a ram disk 
will lake the Insialla 
lion. (1 do not reewn 
mend the Kam Disk 
option lo any with 
less than 4n>eg on 
board though). 

The graphics arc 
gocMl and altho«igh 
they do not need to he 
as sinking as some 
high tech shooi 'em 
ups. they do offer 
great deal of fee) and 
some subtle clues. 

The animation and playing speed arc fair 
but again this Is a thinking game and. 
somewhal like rheas programs, does not 
need flash speedy movements. 

First advice to any player Is to read the 
manual very Ihomughly. Although Ihe 
teaching mode la good there Is nothing 
belter than knowing what la available 
and how Ihe game should be played, ‘nte 
mouse Is necessary and makes many 
cnmmajKis more usaMe, Once the game 
has been played a few times it may seem 
advisable to turn off as many of the 
palace building graphics and rhilopcdla 
options as comfortable. This does away 
with many tedious disk swaps. 

Now on lo the game 

A RUN 
THROUGH 

As with Ihe Railroad lyrnon review the 
ea^esl wav to explain the game Is to run 
through a few turns. At the outset the 
machine will ask If vou want the (se* 
made, almost histortraJ, Earth or If you 
want one created from scratch. Once 
your land has been created then select a 
ddlWultv level, number of computer 
opponents and. Rnally, the race you wish 
to be. There are a huge number of posa¬ 
ble races and my advice Is not to pick 


Untain until you Iwve some experience In 
Ihe game. 

For my example I shall Hiiggeal thni Ihr 
choice be ChIrflaIn level (basirl with the 
maximum seven opponents, playing as 
the EiOTtl^ns. Since 1 do not feel scxini 
today 1 shall play as Cleopatra leven 
though the soflware calls me King 
CleopalraMj, TTte first Mew I receive of my 
kingdom Is a covemi wagon on Ihc buc k 
ground of sand wllh many undiseloMed 
squares about me. My first choice Is 
either to move the wagon or lo found a 
city, if there appears lo be sea some 
where near I shall move near that and as 
long as the surrounding IrcTHin Is not ioo 
barren will set up my first dly. t will 
notice as I move (hai hWdeti squares 
disclose themselves os I go near and Ihc 
map of Ihe world grows a lilllr. Once the 
city Is built. I arrepi the name offered 
and I am then offered a ( hokc of thiiig.s 
to build In this city. The adMsors exhort 
me to either buy soldirrs or granaries. I 
start to bulk! a militia man and wait unill 
he Is bulll or I have enough people to 
grow larger. As the population expands 
so does my abllUy to build Indeed 1 may 
even have the location lo start clMhbing 
my pec^le. I am asked what advance we 
wish to study. I will choose Bron^e Work 
Ing so that later troops c'on defend them¬ 
selves belter. I thought about Alphabet lo 
enaUe other advan(*es later but came 
down m ihe side of domestu* defence. 


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KvenlusiJly I um of aumrirni population 
Hnd armies lo send out a scouttnn party 
and maybe start to create further scltlere 
to build more cUlea, All wrlll be well until I 
rticct ulhcr nations or barbarians. 1 can * 
trade with some nations and In (his jUune 
the first audience Is with Queen 6U* 
/ubeth I. She wishes to swap advances 
with mr. I happily trade my Hrmue work 
Ine for En0and’a knowledge of map mak 
ing fsalllng eflert). If I have developed 
writing by now then I may be able to use 
(he diplomats 1 can build to set up 
embassies and/or steal Information from 
Ihem, I might also feel these upstart En 
gllsh arc muscling In on my itrriiory so if 
my technology allows I may even start a 
war with them. 

Meanwhile deep in my empire my Aral 
city having grown large has completed 
It’s aqueducl and I decide to bulk! a 
Wonder of the World. ^ncT 11 appears 
Ihe Chinese have built pyramids 1 go for 
the Colossus In (he hope trade will in¬ 
crease. thereby Improving Income, les¬ 
sening taxation and enabling study time 
to be enhanced, li Is becoming apparent 
now that 1 have many decisions to make 
all the time. 1 even have to decide which 
is Ihe best government at any lime. 
Monarchy is good for expansionism and 
early on but later it helps to be a repubUe 
or democracy in order to maximise in¬ 
come and Invention. I can’t declare war 
as a republlc/dcmoeracy though as my 


people may also breomr unhappy and 
revolt. All these things need (o be Jug¬ 
gled. KlnarHial siablUly versus expansion 
and invention, trade versus war. mllghl 
ened government or harsh lolalllartsn 
ism. 'The choices all need making on a 
regular basis, 'nierr are no correct deri¬ 
sions each depends on any given situa 
lion. Oo you use your settlers (o make 
new cllles and (hereby erKourage growth 
and prosperity or are they belter em* 
ployed tilling Ihe land to provide more 
food or making roads for belter travel? 
Subsequently pollution rears U’s head 
with faclones and nuclear weapons. Ihe 
oxonc layer may fracluir and then there 
Is (he ^>ace race as things become more 
frantic. 

SCRATCHING 
THE SURFACE 

'nils Is a game wrllh so many levels even 
an in depth review such as this cannot 
hope to but scratch the surface. 1 could 
jaobably rant on about this game br a 
long Lime to come and I look forward to 
seeing comments arul quesLkms in New 
Atari User because the game on other 
machines has [aovoked excited comment 
ar)d hints galore. 11118 is a game thast 
needs talking about and thinking about. 


I believe that the end result even makes 
the swapping of floppies worthwhile. l>o 
not be dispirited If you keep dying. It Ih 
possible to reach Ihe end oi the game 
alive albeit as an undcrdeveloiied under 
ihreal nation. 

Hints? Well build an many cities as you 
comfortably can. and keep the pf)pulu- 
tlon up. Moke sure you have dIplomHilc 
relations with as many nations as you 
ran And and keep it strong defence force. 
If you have the pruduillon I'apabillly 
having Ihe Great library and the pyra 
mlds Is more than a little uwful. 

In conclusion this Is a gitme lhal Is well 
worth getting to know. It Is (‘crtalnly 
worth Anding same sloroge method lhal 
does nol rely on Aopplea and the game 
presents a challenge to anyone si all 
sorts of levels. This has lu be one of Ihose 
games that would appear on dcsril la 
land ('omputer disks. I can’t m'tmimcnd 
highly enough excTpt Ibr those damn 
floppy swaps. 

# GAMEPIAT Thoi^u protxAln.v and 
smooth e>n*p( Jor ihe flctppff mnrCnr 

# S/CHTAl SOUND Uotindboih 
aimospherfc and useful, turn o£f ex 
cess prephiTS to save on floppies 

# OVERALL Get U now. tf necessary 
get the hard drive or Rain upgrade to 
go wUh U 


CIVILIZATION 

Microprose 

£34.99 

Reviewed by 
Oamon Howarth 




N^w AlQti Lkw - I&&U6 62 





MUSIC 


Most music created on an 
ST is limited to three or 
Jour tracks but there are 
greater possibilities. 

Here John S Davison sets 
out on an ambitious 
project to produce a 21 
part arrangement to be 
accompanied by a Jull 
printed score 


O ne nf (hr mml c'haUmeit)i( rnmpuler based music 
projects IVr been Involved in to date is now nearfnA 
(‘ompicliun. As It relied heavily on (he use o( Alarl STTs 
t thoufthl It would rruke a ikkkI siibjeet for (his column, ao 

here’s Ihe story of.The Atbalroso. 

My isood inciid Derek West Is a profesAlorwl musician, and 
until recently he worked as a bandmaster In the RAF. His 
circle of friends Includes the composer Orrla Wlkns. who 
vm)ie a march called ITie Albatross esperiaJlv for the Air Force 
bands (ireia has a lar^ number of published musical vrtjrks 
to her credit, but for some reasem her publishers weren’t 
Interested In The Albatross. She dearly wanted to see It in 
print, so Derek and l decided lo (ackle it ourselves. AAer all. 
we both owned Atari so already had some of the tools 
needed for the job. 


SOFTWARE RULES! 

BUT hardware is only half Ihe story. A computer is only as 
good as Us software, and for this job (he sofivrare had some 
pretty exaclInA requirements to fulfil. Ba.slcally. we needed a 
desktop publishing system for music, capable of handling all 


(he svmbf>ls found in staiHlard music iMitalion. 

|i bad lo be able lo print a lompleie musical arrange 
meni. Including ibe conductor’s score showing all 2! 
InsirumenlaJ parts spread down each page, plus 21 
Individual parts one for each InsinimentalisI, As I he 
indivtdijaJ parts are musically tdenilcal lo ihose in the 

I conductor’s acore we warned to input the s<*ore only and 
then have the software extract and print each part aulo 
nialk’ally. 

J To check for iranscrtpllon accuracy wc also n<*edctJ to 
hear the musk- played from (he «'ore alter wed entered 
It. This required the rapabllliy of MIDI playback using 
synlheslsrra lo simulaie the band instrumenls. ’rhen. 
when everything sounded OK. we wanted the soflwarc lo 
produce high quality output on dot malrU printers, as wr 
didn't Nvani the expense of having lu buy a laser printer. 

After looking at virtually everything on the tnarkcl wc <'oii 
eluded (here was really only <N>e soTlware product thnl (*(imc 
anywhere near our requirenienls • C lath’s Noiatur. a ctim 
Miied sequencer and More printing pa(’k;igc. I il<‘s<’rlbed Its 
|ea(iiiT*s In detail In lastiea .A4/55, so won’t cover Ihem again 
In ihls anicle we’re more (oncemed with how li (*apc<i with a 
real live situation. 

Octtlng familiar with somelhUigas r'tmiplex as Nolaior Isn’l a 
trivial task, and wr spent many evenings Just trying out dlffc 
rrni features lo see wlial they did. l>espllc reading i he huge* 
nuuiunl il sUll took much Irlal and error belnrr wr really 
understood how I'crtaln features wr>rked I slaricsl a nolcl)<H)k 
to record practical hints • every time wc did somclhlng new I 
bneflv joded down how we did It for future rrlerrn<T li proved 
much easier (o consul! my notes than to wresile wnh ihr 
manual again lal<*r 

The hardest part to sort out was the prlnllng. None of Noi;i 
tor's suppHcd prlnlcr drivers seemed to exacily match the Star, 
E‘anasonlc. and lUM dot malhx primers Derek unri I tionnally 
use. Printer driver" Is (be right word > we drtrvc our primers 
rra^ hying lo find one with (he right characierisiicH. Kvcit 
lually, by nxidifying an existing driver using Nolaior's [)rlnlcr 
adaptation edllor. we produced something that gave quite good 
results 


SOURCE MATERIAL 

Obviously, wlien publishing music you need source mulcriul 
to slarl from. Greta originaily composed Alhainws al h<T grand 
piano, and recorded Ihe finished pletT direcily to audio cas«»el 
tc. There was no written music at this point, ») ihc m't>rdlng 
had lo be (ransciibed onto paper then specially arrangeti for 
performance by the RAF wind bands. This cxlirmcly skilled 
task was handled by George Geddes. another of Derek's musi 
elan friends. His handwrtlten band arrangement became our 
source materia) for Input lo Notalw, 

Hits raises an impurlanc point. You need I’EKMISSIUN lo 
puUlsh music - not only from Its original composer, hut also 
from the arranger erf the version you're working with, as both 
aspects are subject to copyright In this case both Greta and 
George were only (oo happy lo give iheir r»)nsenl to what we 
were doing. 

We planned to use one of Notator’s sequencer tracks for each 
instrumeniaJ pan. Noiator usually works with 16 trac ks al 


S4 


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oner • onr for each MIDI channel • bul U does have a special 
mode aUowln£ you (o couple l<^lher Iwo sets of 16 tracks, 
necessary here to fil our 21 Irarks In. Wr Ihm had (o gel the 
handwritten musical notes off (he pa^ and Into their approp 
liate (racks in (he computer. Nolator 0 ves 3^011 a choice of 
input methods, which bastcally boll down (o playing the slufi 
in from a MIDI (nstnimeni (such as a keyboard) in real lime 
using the .sequencer, or inpulllng It In step time using one of 
I he available graphical edilors. Both Derek arxl I are primarily 
wind Instrumeni players and aren’t very good ai si^i reading 
In pul via a keyboard. So. in the absence of a suitable 'gob* 
synlh” (MIDI wind Instrument. If you hadn't guessed) we had 
la make do with Notator's score editor to Inpul the notes 
manually, a seriously tedious task. 



BARE BONES 


Our sirateiQt' was to build up ihe stvire one Instrumeni ai a 
lime, so we begutt with the (luie pan and worked our way 
through that to the end. At this stage we only vnmted to gel ihe 
hare bones of the music In. ao Ihc only symbols rteeded were 
cnrreci clef, lime slgruture. key signature, bar lines, and llte 
notes (hemMclves. We deliberately ignc»red Ihe performance 
markings sut h as phnuse marks and dynamics and kA these 
for lalcr. Virtually all this is achieved via mouse Input, wiih 
symbolH selec ted by simple click and drag upmiiions. Even so. 
at (he end ol eac h session ihe poor old mouse must have been 
feeling pretty weaiy sAer ihe miles It travelled over my deskf 

HoMng rnlered the flule part we then played it hark via MIDI 
using my Yamaha ys*200 synthesiser, set lo a nice flute 
patch, listening while following (he handwniien notation It 
was fairly easy 10 spot any gmas iransrrlptlon errors, whkh 
could (hen be quickly correrted using Noialor's score editor 
When Ihe part looked and scsirxled OK. we went on to the next 
Instrument, ihe Eb ( laiinet part. This was treated in exactly 
Ihe same way. ext^epl that aAer chet'klng It out as a sok) 
Instrument we also played it iMck along with the flulr pari to 
chet'k the two worked OK logelher. Over Ibr next several 
weeks wc used ihe same appntach with all of Ihe other parls, 
gradually building up the full wind band sound. Using the 
YS*200's mulll timbra) faciUttes wr were able lo assign each 
sequencer track to a separate MIDI channel and gh^e each 
rhunnel a dlAerenl Instrumental sound. 

We soon hi I a small snag. The Y5-200can only f4ay a 
maximum of eight notes at a time, so wv ran out of notes after 
entering eight parts. The solution connect up another synlh 
eslser. Derek also has a Y5-200. so we daisy chained (his onto 
my YS*200 and continued Ihe process. We hit (he same prob 
lem again with 1 6 parts entered of course, so needed (o add a 
third synlh. Wed also run out of Y5-200’s now, so I had to 
connect in mv Irusly old Yamaha PSS-660 which gave us a 
further 12 notes of polyphony, more than enough to complete 
the Job. 

Bul now we hit a potmliaJIy more serious problem. MIDI has 
only 16 channels, so how on earth could we play back 21 
different Instrumental parts? The panic was soon over when 
we remembered that several parts air actiiaily played on (he 
same type of Instrument • for Instance there are three separate 
Db clarinet parts, and these could all be allocated to the same 
channel. By sharing MIDI channels for similar sounds like Ihls 
It was possible to slay withtn the 16 channel Umlt. If we really 
had needed 21 Lolally ditTerenl sounds and hence 21 channels 
then C'Lab could have supplied a solution in the form of their 
"Export' add'On for Notalor. This is a piece of hardware which 
allows you to access POUR setsirf 16 MIDI channels, with 
each channel indtvtdualJy addressable from within Notate, 



AURAL V VISUAL 


l^ercusakm parts were the Iasi to be mirrrd, and this created 
another problem. None of our synihs had a snare drum roll 
sound which could be easily triggered via MIDI They only had 
single hits, so we had to create rolls ihc hard way! Every hit In 
a roll had to be Individually written onlo ihc score, making Ihr 
roll appear as a long sequence of dcmlscmlquuvcfs. II sounded 
realistic when pbyed via MIDI, but gave Ihc wrr>iig visual 
appcararU'C to Ihe sctxe as drum rolls aren’l normally wnilcn 
like this. 

Arwkher confltct between aural and vistial as|}C(is was iliol 
the score eoniafns “repeat" sections, typically wlih Ihc sfX'tmd 
time through having a difTercnl ending from the flrsl. These 
differences are wrilten as ''first lime and "second lime' bars, 
placed consecutlvelv In the srorr. Nolalor doesn’t retognlse 
repeat bars or the Arsi/second time dincrcnces and Jusi plays 
straight through both exactlv as wrllicn. It dot'sn 1 Interpret 
the notation as a real musician would. For correct playixu'k we 
copied (he repeals oul In full, again compromising the visual 
aspect of the music 

To get round both the above problems wc dct idcd to produce 
TWO vemlona of Albatross, a 'performance* version for acni 
rate playback via MIDI and a "prinilng" version from whic’h 
we’d eventually create our sheet music*. Managing two scis of 
flies made life more dlfAcult. but under the c’lrcumsiances 11 
was (he best we could do. We c'ontlnucd editing Ihe (wo 
versions until convinced all the notes were correct, and then 
we were ready to start Ihe fun and gomes involved In produc 
ing the first draA printouts. Bul the siory of how we got on will 
have to wait until the next issue. 


New Atari LHer J&sm 62 















REVIEW _ 

QUEST OR CRUI 



Do you wanna be a Hero? 


A Ioiia lime tn an tndusiry far 
Tar away (hr* it)n('rpl of Ihc 
board ^iiir wuh conceive). The 
inventors, having: the of conipti 

lrr>*. felt someihinij had lo be done to 
wrenl Ihe puptilarr rn>m In frcHit of Ihe 
MTeen and tujek (o relannn to other fiet) 
pU' with heallliy a^rrM»»lve Ic’rideiK'iet^. 
*rhe (Irni Ganteti Workshop had been 
svorklntf with role playing Kantea for 
many yeara and even hud Mrveral of their 
owTi hraticl ol ipimrM for aafr. To iminafle 
ihvlr <lrran; Ihuujih they uppntuehed Mil* 
Ion liradley. \oy makern ti> Ihe world, and 
iH'enHed.Iwo of Iheir Ulean. 


ENTER THE HERO 

1>i(' jiantcff thal came forth bolh had 
Htmllur rule »y>tlem^ hut with dlllerlriK 
iMc kM^o^indH. In the t>eAlnntnj( was Hero 
Quest, a sort uf IJunAeons and Druftons 
kame with prelly llUle models to move 
around, on a make It up as you do board 
ITie main pcrtnl to thts Mume was lhat U 
served as an easy Introduction to a some 
what cerebral and slightly surreal world 
of fantasy k*tmln0. Ilecause the figures 
moved hy a dire roll around a hourd. and 
bec ause ihe enemy were visible and 
worked lo a rule book of adventures, they 
liei'ame sticc’essliil. Il was a game I plav 
ed as d demo in more than one Games 
Workshop In Uiitatn. Kast. easy to play, 
and with enough continuity lo allow for 
long term Idenllflrallon with the rhunu' 
ter. an excellent ronrept 

Lo, the powers thal he realised that this 
was loo good lo waste on board gamers 
and thus they translated the whole lo the 
pUel perfcc'l sctccti of the mk ro chip. No 
more* messing wllfi ilguirs that had to be 
pain led and no need for a referee to read 
the plot and run the game. Dtc’c rulllng 
and book keeping became the compuier's 
role which would maintain interest in the 
screen and chip. Korlunalelv one elf 
sneaked in and made a provision for (his 
to become a multi player game, T^ie com¬ 
pany looked in astonlshmenl a multi 
player Role Playirtg Game with a point to 
II The ploi worked and thus Hero Quest 


came lo a it>mpiiier near you. 

Tlie g*xrw* Is very 8lrc«ig- Il has exc'ellenl 
.ilmospherk's and a fairly strong musk' 
and effects bat'kgruuikl The soli ware 
. lakes (vre of all ihe Ihitigs which would 
sknv progress tfuwn ojmI Ibc graphk's. 
while t'enalnly not uf the (luallly prescnl 
ill a real 3U pkastk or lead figure, are 
most Hlrtkliig. The whole eveni is menu 
driven with the uptkuns to create Mo 4 
chararlers of srl abllilics. Tliere Is a set 
campaign to go thruugli. likleed there are 
even whispers of converting (urlher see 
narlos lo the marhlnrs (ihe PC has In 
lad a bonus add on scene iiK'luded so 
these extetisloiis are arouiKlI 

1he play Is simple yel efirvlivc. E^*h 
character throws a dk^ and can proceed 
up to that many sttuares. Along Ihe way 
thrv may sean*h for goodies, traps, doors 
or any other object that takes their fantr. 
Combat is equally simple vdth the player 
largely uiublc to affect the outcome ex- 
eept for buying belter armour and 
weapons as the game progresses. 1 really 
liked this Implemcnlalkin. U Is nol as 
deep as Dungeon Master type games and 
it presents only one problem an episode 
but it is fun and 11 dors prescnl Ihc 
option fur up lo four people lo run a 
character.!«' for one lo ctmlrol all lour 
but this can become cumbersomel. I en¬ 
joyed il with Just one character making 
his wuv through the travails of life to the 
final world saving quest. 


BLAST OFF 

(hving to the HiK'cess Mils hud as a 
IxMird game Ihe smiiit coiiilkiialluTi ol Mil 
Ion Drwiley and Gamrs Work'<lio|) wurk 
ed on Spate (‘rusude, a game using the 
Hame sort of die c system bul wllli more 
panac'hr, A son of Space DungeoiiH and 
Dragons meets ('(mimander Klplcy and 
her aliens. Again Ihls slicks very imich lo 
the original game and 0ves a s( roiig loid 
Ingof rohestve play Thin time though 
only a maximum ol ihrre players cart 
take |»arl. ea< h with a squad ol fiard(*nc(l 
SpaiT Marliics all trying lo (leslrov the 
evil on various space crafl tnrvi ihe 
space ores artd I hr larg<* mouthed seed 
tng monslers? I^rrhaps Ihls lends llsell 
even more lo the c'omputer genre si ne'e 
nmning a marine squad l5i nol unlike I he 
view from Aliens 11 where* Klplcy follows 
indIvkIuaU around Ihc c oves and guides 
their fooLsieps lo the molherlode. Tlie 
game has loads of lechie slufT like mad 
robots and heavy laser arMllery. Graphic 
allv (Ml a pax wllh Hero Quest. It keeps a 
sense of urgency abcKit the whede pro 
t'eeding as the transport ship will leave 
your unit stranded at the Aliens’ mcnics 
after certain lime limits. 

The success of ihe mission is mrasim'd 
In varying ways. Keeping ihr squad alive 
Is a major aid to good scores and long 
term survival. Making sure at least the 


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Damon Howarth, afanttisy 
game player ever since being 
found in a woodland clear¬ 
ing by a passing troll, 
checks out how well board 
games translate to computer 



or would you rather be a Crusader? 



pnnitiry and II p(»»»lbir !WH*<Nidai7 mta- 
aluri i((>ul9 arr rrw hrd m sure to hrip ihc 
end rraull. If the Acores arr ftootl cnoufth 
at the rnd ot any i0ven mission then the 
{'omrruinder vdll mvlve awards iind rorti- 
mission points. Obviously the player pro 
ceeds up the ladder of suei'esa from 
SerKcanl to Admiral. The (aek on scenar 
lo In the Voyaiic Bryond soflartire lakes 
the Spuee Crusaders past their tnUlaJ 
adventures on lo Breater and braver 
ftlortes. 

rhe sound effects are Bood and sri fl 
like, the openltiB music pleastnBly dra 
matte. The game luelf seented to be more 
lompllcatcd to Bet lo Brlps with than 
f Icro Quest and as such presented more 
of a problem in wlnntnB. CerlaJnly this 
Bame has opened the mute lo future 
adventures and ( know that this Bame 
has definitely caught the ftanters imagl- 
nalion more than Hero Quest. Many sup 
piemen la for It emanate from Games 
Workshop, As a space rule play It dues 
nut tax the thuuBhl powers but as a war* 
Banic svith special blasters and other Jolly 
special effet'ts It has a lot Boing for ii. 

I make no apoloBies for revlewlnB these 
two games in the same article, both use a 
similar playinfl engine and have equally 
high quality graphics and ease of play. 
Both provide an unprecedented rase of 
mulU player use and both have an in* 
leresUng knack of ensuring that players 
are both supportive team mates and riv¬ 


als The rkmmHide seems to be 
in the game sating require 
menis for both, they need spe¬ 
cially formatted fto^les and 
can only store limited scsaKHia 
on each disk. This is not too 
great a disachanlagr as any 
player would probably only 
need his last one or two games 
sashed at any one time. 

The software makes a great 
hit by dupllcaling the buaid 
game In Us entirety wlihoul 
making too many computer 
concessions lor ease of programming. 
Such adaplalkms as are made are board 
game enhancements rather than disen¬ 
chanting itmliatkats. 

Hero Quest represents excellent value 
for money if only because K Is half the 
price of the board game. The tmly down 
side lo these is that, unlike the boant 
games, there are no options to create 
your own adventures or even paint the 
figures in a most personal way. 

As a kmg lime Fania^ Kofe Plavrr 1 
would pul both these products on a par 
with the rather good solo dungeons In 
vented for an old game called Tunnels 
and Trolls. Wornlerful stuff when vour 
are on your own or noorte ran be 
bothered lo Game Kefcree lor D.M,|, 1 
liked both but my personal favourite was 
Hero Quest. 


• GAMEPlAy V'c*n/ stro^hr Joruwd. 
iniikd setup takrft a lUifc ttuxiyh/. //ter; 
fine 

• SfGffT At SOllM> Loud. afntoapfuTk- 
oftd good, buih pomc'S use* the sound 
to enhance rather than to hide 
problems 

• OVEKAIX Emilenl games / haiv 
enjoyed f>iaying these ttuesUgate fm 
mnJiatriy 


HEROQUEST & 
SPACE CRUSADER 

Publisher Qremfir} 

Prices: £10. 99p (Hero) 

£2S. 99p (Space) 


New Aiori User l>ive 62 


57 












9i 



Paul Rixon’s 


WORLD 



T h<T<*’ 2 i do((b( that prog 
ramming htis ruiH’r txvn as 
fXJpiiiar a/norig ST hs4ts as 
ti has amotuf 8 hit enthusiasts. 
V/heiwy.'er gou su?ilch on on Afort 
^ bit you're graHe^k ajamiiiar 
flashing ’Heady' prompt cUmosi 

tru'/{('s ro a liaslc program. 
W>u'ri goii boot up an Atari ST you're 
Jaced ii>«h Hw GEM dtKsktop's disk 
<irli>(’ /rorus /h<ir M'cm to insisf i^ou 
run somcoru* 4'ts4’'.s program. 
Fitntu*mtore. ST programming ts/Lt 
pub<td5c*d by ttw ‘glossy' ST 
magazines. Oiving to fhe lack of a 
standard languttge. rtwst are uxiu*i<< 
fng lo publish program listltigs anti 
tutorials for fi‘ar they appeal 
only lo a m(nor2f^ oj readt^rs. No 
ii'oridf'r fhnf nuini/ ti.s<*r5 view /xtx; 
rtimml/ig the ST as a mysterious 
activity lhat only the incredibly cl^*r 
and didicaud 'techy' types are able 
to In. OJ course. Is 

that anyone can fiow’ a go atid 
/orturiate^^. wtfhoui a grt'of 
of expense’. Just take a look In the 
public domatnf 


also drmoff o( animated itfaplik s and a 
ronveraion program (or porting ('AO 30 
II nira Inlu GPA Ohjn i. If you'n* lamilUr 
wllh GFA ifaiMk' yoiril niorr Iliatk likely 
know whai 10 do wlih this! 11 >e 4ec<Mxl 
help dink roruaea on (he sul^l of dtaJot( 
boxes and letilures a syHlem taUed IMux. 
All vou do is follow Ihe inalruelUNix (ti 
visually plaee and edil the vartous illalO(( 
box bullMis ukI ('hoose (heir rrspeellve 
’properties* Diux (hen ^jenerales (he 
at'Ilia] MAircT cxide lo Iniplemeni ibe de 
Hired iniriiatv The third volume in Iht' 
acricH carrlea four more ’Up* flies on sub 
Jerls such as how to treale a TO* (Ton 
Takes I'arameterHl flle and how lo rope 
wi(h desk lop atx'caaorleH. Iltere are sev 
eral example pru^atoH. ready lo mn Ibe 
disk Is rounded oil wllh an Inlerrsllnit 
manual making syslem. riiah 1 in|i the 
CTeatkm u( double sided A5 maJiuals 
(rm ptalii ASCII lexi flies Rbewherr. 
SAMPLE OPA BASIC PROGRAMS 1 
is an exirllent aoutre ol proftrammine 
hints and also a ftoud adverilHemeni Ibr 
CFAliasle Amorm the eonienls are a 
fractal dniwlnK profcmni. a boumlntf 30 
rube drmo. a drawing synlem and a Ont 
lleshipe style ftarm* AHo mi|>plled la a 
run only version of OKA liaslr so yotj 
rkm'l need Ibe full rtmipller lo saniplr Ibr 
del 1^lx You mifthl dec ide lo buy II later! 

MORE MODULA 


BASIC 

BEGINNINGS 

Meet people are Introduced lo program 
ining through some form of Baskv Alart's 
own ST Basic has alvrays been regarded 
ds somelhlng lo avoid and (his has en¬ 
abled other (‘onipany’s commercial pro¬ 
ducts to capture an appreciable chunk of 
the market. GKA llask' is among the 
moot popular dialects and has (he 
advantage of being widely supported by 
public domain authors. There are sev'eraJ 
GFA BASIC HELP disks in the Page 6 
library. They contain a mixture of textual 
hints, code examples and documented 
programs. The first disk includes seven 
tips on subjects ranging from how to tell 
If your printer Is connected to writing 
multi-tasking applications. There are 

Itsva 62 - N«vr Alori User 


The ModuU 2 language Is based on (he 
more widely known Pastal and. due to Its 
relative simpllrilv and clarity of code, la 
often used (o (eat'h prugnimmlng techni¬ 
que on university courses. Students wtio 
ore lucky enough to own an ?r could 
therefore benelli greatly from the ST 
SHAREWARE MODULA 2 develop 
mcnl system from ANA systems. The (ivo 
disks contain mainly AKC'ed files which 
can be easily exploded (o obtain the com- 
pletr toolkit - a Modula 2/66 compiler, 
linker, libraries and developineni shell. 
ITw libraries and shell have aJI been writ 
ten using the supi^ied compiler. The 
minimum hardware requirements are a 
520CT wllh two disk drives or a I (MOST. 
ObvIousJy a hard disk Is kkall The com 
pller uses about 300K to compile a 
medium sized program, so 520ST users 
many And that (he Development Shell is 


a bit resiriciing. The < omiiiU-r and linker 
can also he run from a suilubic loni 
mand line etivtcomneiit. A vrCHlun ul IlK* 
(umous MicroRmacH lexl cdlior cun h<* 
found on the dink ihnugb you urr* invited 
lu use a preferred Hubslitule huidcnUil 
Iv. (lie latest release ut MkToKtliHcs. 
MICROBMACB 3.10 Is uvuiliihle sc|ki 
ratelv from Ihe library. With (his one yon 
also gel a eumprehciiHlve niaiuiiil. tulo 
rial ojKi help Ilirs Unless you are ulreiuly 
Mlu also get a comprehensive nuiiuiul. 
UiliMtal and help flies l/nless you are 
ulreadv familiar wilh MimIuU 3 vou will 
nerd access lo a suilalilc relcci’iu c guide 
since ihi* disk documcniaiton <l<K'Hn'i go 
any furltirr than expUilning lli<* inslullu 
lk»n nuteHJiH] uih<*r lechnU .il mailers 
You (an {g)lain ticlp un menu inuns In 
Ihe program by hukling down Ihe Al.’f 
key whih' yiHJ clic k on Ihe approprlalc' 
Item. Kura small sum you can rc'gister 
with ('alifomhj iMsrd ANA hystems and 
ihereljy receive (he lull s<i of chammenia 
tkm. 


C THIS 

C* is very muc h Ihe 'in’ language* in Itic 
mk’riM'ompuler world JuhI now and has 
always been ihr first choke fur hciIouh 
ST programmers (* was wrllten lo sup 
pwl the dcN'elopmeni of the UNIX oj»er<U 
ing system in (he early inTtW and has 
store hem developed to riin on u vaHclv 
(d hardware platforms. trc>m the Sinc lair 
Spretmm lo the largest malnlranic’s. (' 
combines the I'onvrnicnt element s of 
high level languages with the speed and 
efIkiciKy of assembler There are several 
dialects In (he publk* domain and sis wli h 
all language appllcattoiis you are expec 
ted lo have some pre-acquired know 
ledge, or at least 0 decent reference 
manual. In ihe rase of C ihnr is a grc’ol 
quantitv of literature lo choose from and 
while some books are extort Iona lely 
priced, others such as ’Learning lo 
program in C' in the BabanI range are 
easily affordable. Obviously If you plan to 
get deeply Involved In Ihe Atari specific 
aspects of C programming you will need 
a relevant source of Information, such as 
the Compute technical reference guides 
To begin with, any C bc*ok should sufTire! 

SOBOZON C is widely regarded uh the 




be^t among public domain C compilers 
and has been highly acclaimed In several 
ST magazines. TTtr must rrcml version * 
SOBOZON C 1.331 {though not an 
’oinrial releasel is known as the ’heat 
and serve’ edition since it’s at'companled 
by a Irlendly InstallalHm utility that ere 
ales directories and sets everything up 
wlihout requiring fiddly rustomlsatlon. 
TTie tiles itre initially comparted so you 
need lo have some kMittatted disks handy 
before you run the Install program. The 
Sozobon C Compiler Is a complete im* 
plemenlatlon of the C language as de¬ 
fined by Kemighan At Klichte. The system 
Incorporates a (‘ompller. optiml/er. 
assembler and linker, as well as other 
associated utilities. Version 1.2 of the 
public domain dUbs runtime library is 
Int'ludcd and for GBM support, version 
1.5 of the puMk’ domain GemKast library 
Is supplied. There Is also a relatively gen 
crous helping of documentation. The 
lomplier was wrtlten. like so many HO 
programs, because the author wanted 
something belter than the buggy com 
mcrtla] product he was using. The Sobo- 
r.oT} compiler Is therefore loosely based bn 
the original rnmmerrtal program (Akyonl 
but apparently runs faster and grnerutes 
belter code than Us predecessor. Source 
code and executable flies for oJi compo 
nenls of the Sozobon compiler can be 
freely distributed, since it’s classified as a 
freeware product. In fuel, Ihe authors 
encourage you lo make lots of copies and 
give them awayt 


more than It seems since 
everything is compacted lo 
save spM’C. There are 
dozens of example C 
routines and intriguing 
stuff such as the source 
code to the archive utility 
Itself, a disk formatter and 
a TINY picture handler, if 
you have some knowledge 
of C but are stuck on a 
particular aspect of ST 
ttiding. this disk tvuld 
well answer many of your 
questions. Finally, many 
people have play^ HACK 
on mainframe computers 
but now you can see the 
source code on your ST. 
thanks to the fourth disk 
of sample C. You’ll iind a 
virus detecikm utility 
here. too. 

EXPLORING 

FURTHER 

Out of space abradyl So far we've 
looked at some of the ’mainstream' prog¬ 
ramming languages available for the ST. 
However, these are by no means the only 
ones on offer In (he public domain. A 
surprisingly brge array of specialised 
languages esdst and exploring their na 
lure and uses can be quite an adventure. 



ft is rather riifftnilt lo Uhmimw profi 
ramming latigtiagea no Hen', IrtAUxirf, Is 
a piciun' oj our ciitalogue u'fik’H Hus ull 
these disks rutd /non*. Yours,/dr £1,9.1 
but pou’d pel a rrjivfd lOitcHer 

The next HO Worid column will cortllnue 
with (he languages theme but examine 
some of these lesser known titles, ’fhere 
may also be a chance lo delve Into some 
aliemallve operating systems, ’This Is all 
gettiruf a bit technkaj* Games addicts 
may rest assured that there will be the 
usual enlcrialnmenl round-up In (lie 
subsequent Issue. JJeeyou then. 


CHERE 
FOR HELP 


To help you gel aceustomed to C techni 
ques there are currently no fewer than 
four sample code disks available. Ttie 
Hrsl disk SAMPLE C PROGRAMS 
is a good starting point since the prog¬ 
rams here are not ton complex. Execut¬ 
able. source code and documentation 
files are Included as appropriate for a 
variety of demos and utilities. They In¬ 
clude Fractal graphics, multiple hie 
printing and even a C compiler! In the 
second collection there are useful 'make* 
utilities to aid program development and 
also a terminal package. Disk three offers 


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h4swA>ar<UM( Issue 62 


59 




FLIGHT SIMULATORS 


AIR WARRIOR ■ 


LIVE COMBAT! 



F irst I must »po]of>^ac for not 

Unii ihla srcond pan of Ihr Air 
Wurrior anuir out In ilmc for the 
last taaur. Kat^ derrr^ that a 
<'omblnahon ol cin'umaiancfa woutd 
swallow up the lime rd achcdulotJ for 
produciiy 11 {no. I WASNT in |all’). Any 
way. heller late than never. s»<> here eoe». 
The llTHi pari ol Ihe urtlrle reviewed the 
Air Warrior pjU'ka*»e. Til la. If you remem 
her, la an air {ombat aimulatpr whteh 
cun run aa a simple flight simulator on 
your ST. or as a full muHl-player eombai 
slmulnior via Ihe use of On Une Enier 
Uilnmeni'a mainframe ismtpuler. You ran 
dial In 10 ihla acrvtee iiainA a 1200 or 
2400 bps modem via Ihe nommi puhIU’ 
phone system. We’re now ttolnA lo l(X)k at 
Ihe mu III-player aspeel of Air Warrior 
and see how It works In prattler. 

Air Warrior rloesn'l have a Rxed rombal 
srenarlo, as ihe uellon depends on whal 
(he players rlrtldr ihry want lo do. They 
Inhabit a simulated world, whkh eon 
sists of two main parts. Firstly there's the 
text based 'ronferenre rooms' part whlrh 
you o<Tupy when not AicluaJiy In eombai. 
Here you can chat lo other players to 
deride slratei^. plan missions, etc. ‘Then 
there's the araphical simulation part 
where the real combat action occurs. 

THREE 

THEATRES 

Where does the combat aspect come 
from who are your opponents? Well, Ihe 
slmiilalcd world Is divided into iturc dif¬ 
ferent operational theatres, known as 
European, Pacific, and World War I and 
each Involves Ihree adjacent ('ounlrtes 
called {with stunning origlnalltyj A. B. 
and C. You elect to belong to one of these 
countries, and battle against players 
from the other two. The difleimt theatres 
are provided to 0 ve variety in sceneiy 
and types of alrcraA available to fly. 


The Air Warrior package <'onla 1 ns a 
large colour poster of Spitfires In flight, 
and on the back there’s a map ol the 
European theatre showing the three 
countries and their major features. As 
well as gcographh'al features su('h as 
mountains, sea/lakes. and livers It also 
shows Items of Atrale 0 r Interest such as 
alrfleids. furl dumps, factories, and so 
on. These c^ be bombed, but may be 
restored to operational status by dJs 
patching rebuilding supplies to them via 
truck convoy and cargo plane. 'These 
trucks and planes then become Ie 0 il- 
malc targets too. of coursef 
Eoc’h country has several alrfleids. from 
which it operates a motley collection of 
ancient Bnilsh. American, Japanese. 
German, and Russian ^anes. TTte coun 
tries can't afford expensive modem war¬ 
planes (the manual says), and gel thdr 
aircraft as cheaply as possible from 
wherw'vr (hey can. ITs just an excuse to 
supjriy an interesting coUection of air¬ 
craft for you to fly. of coursef 
Your job Is to fly any available aircraft 
and Inflict maximum damage on the 
enemy with It. by shooting down his air¬ 
craft, bombing his strategic installations, 
destroying his resupply convoys, and 


gencmlly giving him hell. He. of lourse. 
will be trying lo do exactly the same lo 
youl You can operale akme. as a tiicnsber 
of an organised squadron, or even fly as 
a crew member le.g. as a gunner} in air 
craft piloted by someone else. You can 
also operate on Ihe ground, defending or 
attacking torgels using a Jeep, lank, or 
'Plokpanxer antl-aircrafi vehicle, ii the 
air Is thick with enemy planes you might 
Juti stand u belter chance of success 
with one of thesel 


TRAINING AREA 

Before going into romhol you'll probably 
want lo do some training in Air Warrior's 
training area, where you can practice (he 
skills required. Here you ran fight a real 
opponent wllhoul risk of getting killed. 
There are also a number of robot planes 
flying around, so you can gel some easy 
target jHoctlce in - but beware, as they 
sometimes shoot back! Yenj ran get tui¬ 
tion here too • training sessions are often 
run by expert pilots, who can show you 
what lo do. 'Then when ready, you can 
venture out into the real c'ombal area. 


60 


lsw€ 62 • Nav Alofi User 


Aflrr your alkglarKT lo oj>r of 

the three countries you can pro<Trd lo 
the conference room located in lhal 
country s Headquarters. Here youll meei 
your compatriots, fonn squadrons of up 
to sixteen players, and plan jCroup mis 
sions. If you want to talk to pilots at 
other airfields or in flifthi you can use ihe 
radio. By luninfi 11 to the required fre 
quency you ran converse with other pen 
pie uBinA that frequency. 

Next move Is to the Brleflnfi Room at one 
of the aJrfleids, l*llots and orevrti can meet 
here for last minute disc ussions Immedi* 
alely before mterinR their chosen aircraft 
and selling o(T on a mission. Also, If you 
want to Join a bomber crew as a gunner 
you can do n here. Certain ulrcrafi can 
also carry observers . and you ran re 
quest to fly (n the observer's seal on 
someone else's mission. In fact, many 
people can observe from s single alrrrah. 
so this Is a oreat way for an expert lo 
danonstralc combo l trchnlqiies to be 0 n 
ners 


GOING ONLINE 

OK. so what's the mu 111 player mskm 
like lo use? Kirsi thinAycm do Is to e«4ab 
llsh lonUK't wiih On Une's c'ompuier. 
With your modem connected and AJr 
Warrior sohwarc locidrd (and c'onflAured* 
lor 1200 or 2400 bps and t$ N-l)you dial 
I he air CBS number al OKI &39*6763. 
AAer a few linAs the system answers, you 
get a itreclinA message, and you're IN* 

After loibUng in you're presented with a 
menu givlnayou access to different areas 
of On-Line's system. Including news, tn- 
formalinn. eleclfonic mall, general forum. 
Ihe games area Itself, and an area for 
paying money Into your account The last 
named Is very (mpoiianl. as without rash 
credited you can't do much logging on 
and paying cash into your account Is 
aboul It! When you buy the Air Warrior 
parkiige It Includes £30 worth of online 
lime, and this gels credited loyour 
account when you send In the registra¬ 
tion card. However, vou can only spend 
this on Air Warrior time, you're still bar 
red from On Lines other facilities until 
you've parted w«h real cash. When using 
the system your account is debited at 
£ 1.76 per hour, and when it runs dry 
you can lop it up again online via your 
credit card. You can also opt to pav a 
fixed charge of £9.99 per month for unli¬ 
mited use of the system - a bargain If you 
get addicted! 

Your phone charges are on top of this of 
course, so It can get quite expensive 


espertally If you're calling longdistance. 
Via BT the long distance off-peak call 
cost is around £4.68 per hour, or aboul 
£2.78 per hour if like me you subambe 
to Mercury's domcalic service. Warning 
call only during oft-peak cheap rale 
periods, unless you want to b^krupl 
yourself! Vou can also access the system 
via the DlalPlus knv cost data com 
munlcailon service. Call On Unr s s'oice 
line on 081-558 6114 lor m<a*e details If 
you're Interested. 

On-Line were very slow at crediting my 
account with the initial £30. but from 
then on things went reasonably smoothly 
except the training 1 tried on several 
occasions to enter Air Warrior's training 
area, but the system kept telling me a 
ivas temporarily unavailable. So, It was 
in at Ihe deep end - into ciimbal wlihoul 
training! I went to an airfield, s(4enrd a 
Koi ke WuUc 190. and entered the Hy" 
command. At this point the program 
swlirhed Into graphics mode and began 
to behave Just as it did when nmning as 
a stand alone flight simulator wllhmii 
the comms link to On Line 
Vou soon be<<ome aware of other players 
though. Radk) chatter between alreraft 
gets displayed onscreen so you can 
bear what other pIkAs are saying to 
each other You can Join In too by typing 
mesaages on the STs keyboard, if you 
swiic'h Into radar mode you can see what 
other aircraft are aiuund and And how 
niany ore enemle». You ran then take off. 
steer a course lo Intercept them, and the 
real fun can begin! 


BANDITS 

AHEAD! 


First visual contact with other players Is 
a rash of tiny Mack dots In the distance, 
but the system soon begins lo help by 
displaying Icons to help you xlsually 
track and tdentify (hem. telling you Ihe 
aircraft types, country all^ftance. and 
supplies range information. As you gel 
cloaer the dots grow in si^e and eventual¬ 
ly become recc«nlsable aircraft shapes. 
Keeping them In view can become dlfft 
cult, as If they re er)ecnles tbev've prob¬ 
ably seen you coming and will uy to j^l 
on your tail. Expect to get bounced fairly 
quickly! 

If you play at being a lone wolf don't 
expect to survive for long Ln your early 
encounters! There are no fancy missiles 
or ftre conlrol ^tems to help you here 
il's air gunnery and dogfighting skUls 
that count! Those enemy fighter jocks all 


seem to krrow what they re doing, and it's 
not long before you hear the iracK and 
whine of (heir bullets around you (greal 
sampled sound eflec i.s here!) and ati ex¬ 
plosion indicaung you've had li. If you're 
quick you can ball out, otherwise you're 
dead. If you want to fly alone go after 
some truck convoys or h l argo plant*, but 
watch for proifiling air cover. A l)e(ier 
plan Is to team up with someone wilh 
experience from your ovm counliy and fty 
With them unul you've learned how (o 
stay alive. 

The online mulK Maver version of Air 
WarrlOT is really a very complex war- 
game. The funher Into It you aei. ihe 
more in>*olved » becomes. I've merrly 
scraiched the surface of iis capablliUcH 
here, you need lo read the manuals sup¬ 
plied lo fully understand lls |K)ienllal. 
and try It for yourself to appreciate its 
qualities. I must admit I whm surprised al 
how addictive and exeiilng I found II. and 
Ihe graphical and other shont^oniingH 
mentioned In part one of this nnicle |us( 
didn'l seem lo mailer. Otiec again it s 
gameplay that counts, and this Is cnhari- 
t'cd rn«TOou8ly by one Ihing missing 
from mnsi other eompuler games (he 
human element. Here you're Inlerai ling 
with real live people who display 
humour. unprcdiciahtKly. cunning, and 
other human (rails In a way no enmpu 
teriaed opponent can. 

The only problem Is those phone 
t harges unless you Ihe within local cull 
distance of the -Unc computer your 
next phone bill could give you r heart 
Attack, If you can trust yourself lo ration 
your online time to affordable levels then 
give It a try. You'll find the rxperlrntY a 
very enjoyable one 



AIR WARRIOR 

On-Line Entertainment 
Price: £34.95 

Reviewed by John S Davison 


New Atou iitve 67 


61 






ST GAMES ... ST GAMES ... ST GAMES... 


VIDEO KID 


more or 
at his own 
whim but this 
llror hr 
sremrd more 



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I mnrmbrr IhW Aarne 

from several issues back 
when U was rrlcase<) at 
lull price with a free Aume of 
Kid Gloves In Us box. The 
Aame has no! c’hanArd al all. 
but no longer does KJd Gloves 
appear with ii. The inieresclnA 
as|»*C'l pf this rr*release Is 
whether software publishers 
actually read reviews, mv eon* 
eluding thought when I first 
reviewed (his being (hat it 
should have beert a budget 
ganie frorn the outset. 

The plot is still (he same, not 
surprisingly. Tlte character 
yoi» play has been dragged 
Into a world of video films and 
needs to escape 1^ ('ompletlng 
several levels flotitlng srotind 
and generally shooilng things 
1 hat get In his way. 

The ronlnils are itwre c'om 
pllani In this version. I re 
member lhal uriginahy our 
hero used lo Hon! around 


stable The graphics aiKl 
sound are siill strong and the 
Kid still aa fiendishly cute (a la 
Dennis The Menait* 1 The 
game la still ihe same and pre 
senis some eniertalnlng prr>b 
lems and sixne fast joystk'k 
arllun The sound (rack Is 
pleasant but unmemontble. 
ihe selling la colourful and the 
pixels cartoon like 
This la rH>l a game that Is 
going set anybody’s )oys( kies 
aflame or make monllom auf* 
fer lrrmlr>a] bum In, IhjI on 
ihe other hand It is pleasant 
and more Iniereating (ban 
muny similar pruducls. Tech 
nkally I cannol fault the 
game, even more so now it haa 
reached a Hcnslble price. In 
deed the game presented as It 


Is now looks as good as any 
games console platform opus 
and at much leas cost. 

If you like your games cutesv 
and your aclkai fairly laid 
bw'k It Is worth trying this dl 
ilie new cui down pnee. I did 
noi find It paniculArty addle 
live and the whole seemed a 
bii samey but overall the 
HTeets are reasonable. 

IVrsonally I would not buy 
this tf only for the lat k ori> 
glnaltty of gaitieplay but If you 
are new to the ST or have not 
many platform games then 
this would find space in a ivl 
leellon. The game does show 
off the STa aMlItles wKnewhat 
biM noi originally enough to he 
exciting. 




Tile 

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Pubtoher 

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VERDICT 


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Paffar thon many pu* mara ora 
for rnora arCMnp onar obouf 


THE ULTIMATE VIRUS KILLER V. 5.7 


E ver since Ihe first virus appeared 
on Ihe ST ihere have been 
various programs to ensure that 
you can check your disks lor In lection. 
Many have been public domain, a few 
have been t ommertial ofrerlngs. but only 
one has been ronllnually updated to 
reach the position where it Is. vdthoul 
duiibi. the only virus killer you should by 
lor your ST. 

The IJIllmale Virus Killer started life as 
a public domain program and was one of 
the best but then Ihe author Richard 
Karsmakers caught the bug (exmse ihe 
pun!) and began to develop the program 
Into Just what its title says the ultimate 
vlnj« killer. The full stoiy of the develop 
merit of this program Is In a massive text 
nie on Ihe disk and makes most Interest 
Ing reading. 

Most ST users must know what a virus 
killer does, it kills viruses, and it seems 
hardly necessary to explain Us function 
In a review. IfVK certainly does that but 
11 alst) does a lol more, imiuding im 
munising your disks against further 
attack and repairing numerous boot sec* 
lors which muv have been damaged by 
other programs or by viruses fVrhaps 
this aspect of ihe pre^ram demonstrates 


more ihiin any other Just how much work 
has gone Into making IfVK the most com* 
prehensive program of lU kind for it can 
repair no less Ihan 653 diflereni bontscc' 
lors. Thai means Ihe author has Inrorpo 
rated (he boot sector code lor this manv 
eommerrlal programsJusi nn the off 
chance lhat you mighi nerd to repair a 
particular dish 

Sounds Impresaisv doesn’t it? Hut Just 
look at Ihe caher slatlsth^ and you v4ll 
be amazed. The currenl version of UVK 
can recognise 1.326 bontseclors. 6R 
hoot sector viruses. 5 link viruses. 38 
anil viruses, 119 residenl appllcalkais 
and 33 rllfTerenl packer formats. 11 seems 
ihal Kichard Karsmakers has tested and 
Included virluaJIv every known piece of 
ST software so for prodticedf 

Using UVK is a piece of rake. Just Insert 
a disk press FI for return) and follow Ihe 
prompts. The program will tell you If the 
disk Is safe. If It has been immunised or 
if it has a virus. If It Is a cummerrial 
program or has a recognised anti virus, 
chances are that It will tell you exactly 
what program it ts. If a virus Is found 
then YOU Will be aJeried and given the 
immediate chance to destroy the virus 
and Immunise the disk Simple. With 


reviewed by Les EUingham 

Just a lew keypresses (or each disk you 
can lest your entire rollerilnn In a rck* 
lively short lime, Al ihe mri of a session 
Ihe program will tell you just how long li 
has taken and hnw rnanv diHcmii <ic 
lions vverc performed. 

IfVK Is now so comprehensive ihut thm* 
is little lo complain al>ou(. Sure you will 
find a disk one day that II does not rcct>g 
nisc bui if you do you con send I he Ixk>I 
sector over lo Richard Karsmakern and 
he will lT>c|ude II in Ihe next update, 
ser^dlng those impressive slallstics soar¬ 
ing ever higher. 

A virus killer has to be recommende<l as 
an essential tool for every ST user and, 
as far as 1 am conermed, (here Is no 
need lo look any further than UVK. 

AJ1 right. Just one mmplainl lo finish 
with. I reviewed the soRwarr on WrdncH 
day 5th Mav but Ihe program insisted 
Ihal (I was actually Monday Now I know 
1 can trust It to kill viruses but <’an 1 
really be sure it was telling the Irulh 
when It told me I was killing viruses on 
Michael Palin's birthday*^ 

UVK Is disinbufed bg Douglas Commutii 
cartons and ts aiKUkMe from a number of 
uendors OJ ^ust £9.99 


02 


l&Skie 62 h4ew Aloe* Um* 








Atari S u , 

US 

o r t 1 


WHERE 
CAN I 
FIND?. 


7T*^ AlOfi 8 bit comptners are. u*iltouf qupsrkxL //fc»,/Inrsf fww computers ever d«'sk/n<-d and can 
s(iU hold their owti againsi aruf home computer, hiorc pcm^erjitl than any 8 bil and mjtch ectsler lo 
access than any 16 bis. it is a greai pdy l/wf sq^UJCUV and horduxarr support is du'indlttuj. You 
mn &{lU,^nd support for your machine, though, and this directory should gox you Ofi lh<' hghl 
imrir. is fay no means comprehensive and ux> itvold far happy to receii^ details ufany other 
companies, anywt^re in tV uiodd <hof sfltt support Atari 
WV connof y»jaranfrr uViai n?spo*tsr you get if you write to any of fhrsr 
yiur if a fry, they need your support as much os you nrixf ll^irs. Stkit a couple oj InU-miiitonal 
reply ctxipons in an «jurtopr and. if you don 7 prt a reply, the most you lose Cs a feu' hob. Hut If 
you do get a response, tt could opm up a u*holr nru* uortd and odd y<\irs (o Ow useful life of 
your Atari Don t forget to keep us Inforrrw^ tf you find good support for your Atari Ccissir. 


Software InRzilty 

642 Eatu Waniy! Avmur 
Slalr Collcftc, PA I6A0I 
Oood PI) selection. Haveju« 
l>fSun markeiiii^ ('ummerclAl 
from overseas 

DetaOuc Software 

lOlJox KJ4 
Ontario, OH 44862 
TurbO'816 16 bll upimule 
boan!. TransKey hardware lor 
u»ln£ IMM kryhrtards on Ihe 
8*bll. an<l olher hardware 

BAC ComputerVieiona 

27^H) St oll Ihiukvard 
vSanIa Clara. CA {)$050 
Tel. 1408) 9W) 18)60 
IhiKi' Aeleetkin of soft ware and 
hardware Kerns. Also some 
new commerelal gameH. un* 
available elsewhere 

Sagamore Software 

2104 ArapuliiK* Dr 
UilaycUc. l^ 47905 
OrKKl PD/shareware selection 
with exieriAive dooiimentalhjn 

Change In Heat 

12 IMIa Vislu inotT 
Jowu City. Iowa 52245 
Independ<*nl programmer has 
produced 2 exceflmi commer 
cial quality dames Tor Ihr M bd 

Breanik Software 

655 Ware Street 
Mansfield. MA 02048 
Another Independenl. produc- 
ing dood educaltonal software 
UltraBeelc 
10 East lOih hired 
HloomsbunL PA 17815 
8 bn speclallly software 

NBRD8 Software 

18 Wendv Drive 
ParmliidWlIe, NY 117M 
IVtnlfthnp related software 

IB Computera 

9244 S.W. Beaverton Kills 
Hwy 

Valley Mv.a Shopping Center 
Beaverton. Oredon 97005 
1503)297 8425 

BellCom 

I'D Box 1043 
Peterboroudh. Onlario. 

Canada K9J7A5 

The largest l^/shareware 

sclcrtlon 

Compeult 

1*0 Box 5160 
San Luis Obispo. CA 
93403 5160 
Closeout items galore 


No Frllla Software 

800 East 23nl Si reel 
Kearney. NE 68847 
Cloaeouls & Prtntshop 
graphlrs 

Miles Better Software 

219/221 Cannock Koad. 
Chadsmoor 
Cannock. Slallordshlre 
WSII 2DD 
England 

Surely known lo rvnybody 
and. apparentlv hldhv regar 
ded In iKe USA 

Baemun Software 

1671 East IWh Sired. 

Suite 629 

lirooklyn. NY 11229 
PD theme disks 

Alpha Sjratems 

I0J2 Skylutd l>nve 
Macedonia. OH 44056 
Uilllty software & hardware 
American TeeluuiTUion 
15338 I nveniesa St red 
Sanlx^ndm. CA 94579 
15101 352 5639 
Large aeledhm of commercial 
softwarr al clo«>eoul priers. 
and hardware replacemml 
parts 

Best electronics 

2021 The Alameda. Suite 290 
San Jose. CA 95126 
14081243 6950 
Known as fhcAlarl hardware 
store. If they don't have Ihe 
part you nerd, nohndv doea 

BR£ Software 

352 Wcsl Bedford Ave. 

Suite 104 
Fresno. CA 93711 
l*D/Sharrware 

CAT Computer Ac titre 

PO Box 893 
Clinton. OK 73601 

Phantoms Atari S*blt 

Box 331 Levlsd Hoad 
Mou IhCarrl. KY 41546 

Newell Industries 

P.O. Uox253 

TO 75096 
Tel. (214) 442 6612 

Innovative Concepts 

31172 Shavm Drive 
Warren. Ml 48093 
(313) 293 0730 
Accessories, hardware. PD 
sofrtvare 


CSS 

PO Ek»x 17660 
RocheiUerNY 14617 
(716)429 5639 
Speclaliiv hardvrtife llema. 

K bll repair service 

Son Jose Computers 

640 BluftMcan Hill Ho.«l 
San Jose. CA 95123 
1408) 905 5060 
New and mondllloned hard 
ware and aoflwarr 

Bast Hartford Computer 

202 Kiibrrl Slird 
East Hartford. CT06I08 
DiMTHitlnued RoTlwarr for all 
rompiilers 

AeHon Software 

K> Box 1222 

KiverdaJe Sisiton. NY. W 

10471-1222 

Markets a new H-Mi <‘nmrt>rr 
dal game 

Toad Computera 

556 lUlUmorr Annapollx lllvd 
Sevema J*ark. Msrvlan<f 
21146 

1301) 544 6943 

Now offers a aeledkMi of sofl 

wore and recnndllkmed 

hardware 

Cralln latematioaal 
11 ShlliUo Road, fbok* 

Dorset. UH12 2HN 
Hardware and soPware. in 
chiding ICD pTodudft 

TWADG 

P.O. Box H 
Wallsend 
1>ne & Wear 
NE28 6I)Q 

Kd^ular ncwslctler with disk 
available to members and 
non members 

K06AUG 
S J. Murray 
71 Walker 
Twiy. Aberdeen 
ABl SDL 
Scotland 

ProdixxT of the excellent disk 
magarlne FVTTJRA. also avail 
able cai tape 

Micro I>Ucount (Derek Pem) 
265 Chester Koad 
StreetJy. West Midlands 
(021)353 5730 
Large selectkm of commercial 
software, also hardware and 
r^>lacement parts 


Tiger Developments 

26 Mni/lrrs Avcniie 
Walnn-r. Deal 
Keni 

CTI4 7QZ 

Commerilal 8-b« sofl scare 

Neoti is e list of magS' 
alnes still supporting 
the 8-blt Atarf 

ATARI CLASSICS 

170 ^roul Kou(l/Kl. 352 
Fra«T 

PA 19355 1958 
USA 

A new b( monihly mago/lne 
funned bv a miml>rr of dedi 
ealed users to keep Ihe K bll 
alive In Ihe Slates 

Corrent Notse 

122 NcHih JolinHuii Koad 
Slerllng. VA22170 
A truly rx<ellcnl Atari tifiriilr<l 
maga/lne. supporting laKh 
8 bll and ST 

Atari Interface 

:H87 Brarbuni Circle 
Ann Arbor, Ml 4KI08 
(3131 973 8825 
A magazine support I njz bolh 
8 l)l( and ST. with lnpu( fnim 
A(arl User Oroup?i In ihe US. 
Canada and Ihe UK. They alao 
produce j monthly 6 -b 1 t disk 

New Atari User (PAGE 6) 

P O. Box 54 
Stafford. ST16 IDK 
England 
0785 213928 
A professlonallv produieri 
maga/inc sup^mrllng bolh 
8 bit and ST. also large 1*1) 
llbraiy fur both marhIneA and 
(•ommert'lal st^warr 

EXCEL (Robert Stuart) 

21 Slroiisdv Way 
Broomlands 
Irvine. Strathclyde 
KAl 1 )HZ 
Scolland 

Disk laased maga/lne and 
commcTrtal software 

rttis fiat iMu originally pub 
Il«h«d by the US diak mo^razine 
AIM in July ] 991 onef updated 
by Stourbrtdpe User Ormj^ 
whose address you lolff^nd in- 
eluded oteue. Many efuinks to 
(hem and to all uiho ore still 
eupporfuiy Che S-Ml. Long may 
i( eonciouer 

Pteose keep us (lUbrmed (f you 
know aj any amendmencs. 












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