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GENERAL 

MEETING 

TUESDAY 
February 3rd 1 998 
8:00PM 

New Location!! 

St. Leander School 
Davis Street - San Leandro 
Direction inside... 


Inside the 6502 West 
@510+895-8022 

Tell Them Bob Sent You!! 



Club Officers: 


President 
Vice President 
Treasurer 
Secretary 


Robbie Bridgi 
Peter Chen 
Glenn Fowler 
Jim Moran 


{510)797-5636 

{408)259-9642 

(510)530-7128 

(510)865-6122 


Software Chairmen: 

8-Bit Bob Scholar 

8-Bit Terry Stearns 

16/32-Bit Glenn Fowler 


(510)232-5330 

TMLWC 

(510)530-7128 


Special Interest Groups: 


Beginners ST Jim Moran (510)865-6122 

Beginners 8-Bit Glenn Fowler {510)530-7128 

Beginners Clone Jim Moran {510)865-6122 

Journal Staff 

8-Bit Editor Sob Woolley (510)865-1672 


Disk Librarians: 

8-Bit Glenn Fowler (510)530-7128 

16/32-Bit 


You may reprint uncopyrighted SLCC Journal articles in any 
non-commercial form, provided excessive praise is given 
the author and the SLCC, However, what is written within 
may be PBS. 


D, O.M. FEBRUARY 1998 - SUMMARY 


The front has five Games from the Bellcom library. 
Four Arcade action, and one gRaphic T(ext) /ADV(enture) . 

This disk back features Bellcom’ s Movie DEMO #3, 
with 6 short, animated cartoons. They will autorun 
when you boot this side withOUT BASIC. I added another 
Game program (SABTAGE, BAS) to fill out this side. To 
access it, use the front side’s FULMenu. I warn you- 
it 1 s FAST & TOUGH! 


••DIRECTORY of 

DISK 

#1602** 



Front:- Boot With BASIC! 



* D.0.M . - 

000 

*< - No . 1602a 

000 

•SAN LEANDRO 

000 

•COMP. . 

CLUB 

000 

DOS SYS 

039 

SLC0160200C 

026 

AUTORUN SYS 

002 

HELLO 


010 

MENU 

034 

CATNAP 

OBJ 

101 

L0STT0MB0BU 

230 

SPACEBALOBJ 

035 

XAGON OBJ 

140 

ZETAFAIR OBJ 

088 

002 

FREE 

SECTORS 



Back:- Boot WithOUT 

BASIC! 

(For 

SABTAGE. BAS US6 

FULMenu! ) 





*DGS SYS 

039 

•DUP 

SYS 

042 

SABTAGE BAS 

055 

•AUTORUN 

SYS 

052 

•CAT MVM 

068 

•IRISHJIGMVM 

090 

•NIGHT0UTMVM 

101 

•ROSE 

MVM 

060 

•SCRAP MVM 

094 

•NOPING 

MVM 

101 

005 

FREE 

SECTORS 




PROGRAM DETAILS 


CATNAP, OBJ is an Arcade type Game in which you try 
to knock the yowling cats off the wall. It looks very 
much like a popular one by Synapse. It is a 'ZIMAC 
program by J,M, Ford, There are five SELECtable skill 
levels, and a five minute clock to beat, For one 
player with Joystick. It will load & RUN even if BASIC 
is in your machine. 

LOSTTOMB.GBJ- a gRaphic ADVentu re Game (for 1 
player with Joystick), in which you get to explore a 
mysterious Amazonian pyramid. It's instructions are 
very specific and complete; they list the programmers 
as Steve a Bruce (whoever they are?). It will not RUN 
if BASIC is In your computer. Use the DUP menu (from 
another disk) and load it with DOS ‘L‘* 

SPACEBAL ,QBJ - for 1 or 2 players; who play ball on 
a 3 - D ( ? ) court; with Joysticks, By Interface Software, 
(C) 1987 by Thomas Fisehermann, It has a few bits in 
German, - which should not be troublesome even if you 
don't know the language. You can B(INary) load it 
with or without BASIC on. 

XAGON . OBJ is a Game from M.A.C.E* of Australia, by 
D, Pentecost. It's a lot like Q-BERT . You have five 
lives (or men) per game. The five best game scores 
(and the last) are recorded & displayed. You must try 
to grab the gold while avoiding the NASTIES! For one 
player with Joystick, 

ZETAFAIR . OBJ (for Zeta Affair} is a ‘space opera' 
action Game- for one or two players with Joysticks. 
You're in a space war. You must propel and control 
your spaceship while you fire at the enemy! Use 
[SELECT] /[OPTION] for set-up, and [START] to play, 

SAB TAG E . BAS will load (and work) with or without 
BASIC, It's very fast and tough to understand. For 1 
player with J/S. The instruction I have says you must 


try to sabotage the enemy's defense bunker 1 . I have 
not played it enough to work out all the rules. You 
must keep moving!! You have 9 lives! 

Bellcom 1 s Movie disk #3 occupies most of the back 
side. It has 5 movie maker Demos and an autoplayer . 
One of these has been duplicated on another SLCC disk. 
Boot it without BASIC (or you can B[ inary load] 
AUTORUN. SYS) .New Year new place 


January Minutes 

The first meeting of the New Year in a new location was 
anything but orderly. President Robbie Bridges started the meeting on 
time, at [east I think he did. With the new location to investigate nobody 
would have noticed whether he did or not. 

The regular meeting was held in the computer room of St. 
Leander's School. The night of the meeting was one of those al! too 
regular, rainy, stormy nights that only the brave or stupid would go out in. 

I of course was the brave one, the others??? As far as computer rooms 
go this one is probably unique in having maybe upwards of fifty 
computers, everything from Apples to Mackintoshes to PC s, of every 
vintage. 

The following Monday night the PC/ST SIG also met at the 
school, for this meeting another room was available. The room was or is a 
workroom (?) like room that has a lot of possibilities. Ail in all the location 
looks [ike it will work out great. Both meetings were a combination of a 
whole lot of nothing as everybody wondered how the location could best 
be used to our advantage. By next meeting there may be some 
semblance of order to the proceedings. (But donl bet on it!) 

As this year starts out it might be of interest to look at our 
newsletter exchange program. The SLCC has participated in the 
exchange program for many years. At one time, about 1988 if my memory 
is working properly the club exchanged newsletters with over 1 50 Atari 
dubs around the world. This group of 150 has slowly dwindled to a real 
hardcore number of 6. Of that 6 almost all have become combination 
Atari/PC clubs. Some have even had to change the name of their clubs to 
show they are not Atari specific, ! guess that's progress. 

One interesting point this change of platforms has produced for 
yours truly is that instead of typing in Atariwnter, 1 now use MS WORD and 
all or almost all of my misspelled words no longer get to the Editor to 
correct. This program has not made my spelling any better but now it just 
corrects them as I type. At the rate Word is evolving it won't need me or 
anyone else to do the typing. In a couple more years it will be able to do 
this scandal sheet by itself, and if it can get driving lessons it will be able 
to deliver the finished copy for editing and mailing, (That's progress, isn't 
it?) 

Other computer doings. 

As this is being written Intel is announcing its latest CPU, a 333 
MHz one built with the .25 process. This will probably be the last one to 
use the 66 MHz motherboards, as they will be raised to 1 00 MHz in a few 
months. (Now all I need Is enough money to buy one,} Speaking of 
money, it seems as though Compaq had a little to spare so they picked 
up a real bargain, Digital Equipment Company (DEC) for only 9.6 Billion 
dollars. The biggest computer deaf ever. 


NEW MEETING LOCATION 


St. Leander is just three blocks west (towards 1880) of the Library, on the 
south side of Davis street. Park in the playground at the rear of the school 
and use the entrance located there. 

See ya the re 1 !