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Z*NET: ATARI ONLINE MAGAZINE , Copyright (c)1993, Syndicate Publishing 
Volume 8, Number 18 Issu 502 June 6, 1993 File:93-18 
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Attached to this edition are GIF captures of System Audio Manager, (SAM) 
software. Please note however that these captures are of an older 
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ersion. Special thanks to Bob Brodie for supplying the material for 
his capture. We expect to perform a review of the latest version as 
soon as it becomes available. 








Z*NET NEWSWIRE 
Atari News / Industry Update 
























































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ATARI LAUNCHES THE 











entertainment sys the Ata 
aggressive advertising, 
in the New York market in the 
product within one year. The 
casing, is an interactive mul 


cem, 


proprietary 64-bit RISC processor. 


technology currently seen in 
features over 16 million colo 
produces shaded 3-D polygons 
time. The Atari Jaguar also 
spectacular video effects. 

proprietary, high-speed, Digi 
The audio is 16-bit stereo CD 
of audio data, 
voices, 


networks, 
connection to digital 
also have a compact disc 
play regular CD audio, 
rrently, 
available on MegaCart. 


will 








will 
Cu 
be 
titles as 











"Alien vs. 
will 


"Cybermorph, " 
more. Atari 
family. 














allowing for very real 
which are essential for future mu] 
Atari Jaguar is truly expandable and 
port which allows for future connection 
as well as a digital signal 
audio peripherals 


CD; + G 


Atari, 


JAGUAR, A 64-BIT MULTI-M 
Atari has announced the launch of a revolutionary new mul 
The launch will 
promotion and marke 
with a national 


ri Jaguar. 


fall, 
Atari Jaguar, 


to be manipul 








quality and 











peripheral, 





EDIA GAME 





SYSTEM 
ti-media 


be supported by 

















Listic sounds, 
lti-media applications. 
will include a 32-bit expansion 
into cable and telephone 

processing port for 
such as DAT players. The unit 
which will 


ting efforts to be centered 
roll-out of the 
housed in a futuristic 











ti-media system based on an Atari-designed 
The 64-bit system is four times the 
the market today. 
rs in 24-bit true-color graphics and 
ated ina 
has real-time texture mapping and creates 
The sound system is based on Atari’s 

tal Signal Processor dedicated to audio. 


The Atari Jaguar 


"real" world in real 


processes simultaneous sources 





as human 
The 


as well 





modem use and 





be double-speed and 





(Karaoke) 
there are multiple software titles in development, 
known for such groundbreaking 3-D 
"Battlezone 2000" and "Tempest 2000," wi 
new versions for the Atari Jaguar. 

Predator," 


said Sam Tramiel, 


and Kodak’s new Photo-CD). 
which will 








ll issue spectacular 


New 3-D game titles will include 
"Jaguar Formula One Racing" and many 
license third-party publishers to join the Jaguar 

"The Atari Jaguar system will revolutionize the state of home 
entertainment as we see it today," 


president of Atari. 


"The idea of a 64-bit system is earth shattering and kids and adults 

















will 

we 

will be fully made in America." 
approximately $200 and will be avail 
Atari Jaguar packaged unit will incl 


be amazed at both the imagery and manipulative capabilities. 
are proud that our entry into the multi-media entertainment category 
The Atari Jaguar will retail for 

lable nationwide next year. 
lude one software experience and a 





And 


The 


Power Pad Controller with a ten-key pad and other special features. 


IBM INTRODUCES PS/1 





The IBM Personal Computer Company and Walt Disney Computer Software 


introduced 
software. 





software titles, 
As with all IBM PS/1s, 
the user needs, 
will be avail 
locations, 








including a monitor, 
able beginning mid-July at approximately 6,000 retail 
general merchandise stores and 
The estimated price in the U.S. 


including department stores, 
membership clubs throughout the U.S. 


expected to be approximately $1699. 


MICROSOFT GRANTED MOTION TO DISMISS 





Judge Vaughn Walker of the U.S. 


two new models of IBM PS/1 computers preloaded with Disney 
Each of these new PS/1 computers will contain, 
the preloaded software that comes with the standard PS/1, 
fully integrated into a IBM PS/1 486 25 MHz computer. 
each system will come complete with everything 
mouse and modem. 


in addition to 


11 Disney 


These products 


is 


District Court of Northern California 


ruled Tuesday in Microsoft Corporation’s favor in the Apple vs. 


Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard copyright suit, ending 63 months of 
litigation of copyright infringement issues in the trial court. In 
March of 1988, Apple filed suit against Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard, 
alleging that Microsoft Windows version 2.03 and HP NewWave infringed 
copyrights in seven Apple software programs. Apple added Microsoft 
Windows 3.0 to the case in 1991. Over the past five years, the court 
eliminated from consideration more than 200 allegedly infringed visual 
displays. In its May 18 order, the court determined that the only 
copyright infringement question remaining as to Microsoft was whether a 
reasonable jury could compare Windows 2.03 and 3.0, each as a whole, 
with the Apple Lisa Desktop and find either Windows product to be 
virtually identical to the Apple work. 











DATELINE ATARI! WITH BOB BRODII 
Captured and Edited by Ron Kovacs 








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Edited Roundtable Conference held on June 4, 1993 on GEnie in the Atari 
ST Roundtable. 








<ST.LOU> Welcome everyone! 


What a crowd! There are many newcomers tonight. If you have not done 
so please use the /nam command so I can address you informally and save 
typing a few extra letters :-) 


Welcome to the June installement of Dateline Atari! with Bob Brodie, 
Director of Communications for Atari Corp. We are indeed privileged and 
appreciative to have Bob participate in this exclusive monthly 
conference with Atari users here on GEnie. As June flowers begin to 
blossom, Atari users are posting news of Falcon purchases. In the 
Bulletin Board there are daily messages from ecstatic new owners. New 
Falcon topics are opening as software notes are shared and compared. 
There is a very definite upbeat mood in the Atari ST RoundTable now that 
the Falcons have arrived in large numbers. 











If that were not enough, we have heard that the 65 meg hard drives have 
been upgraded to 80 meg units at NO EXTRA COST! I guess that is the 
reward for being patient :-) Tonight, Bob has returned to bring us the 
latest news on Falcon availability. He will also give GEnie users the 
first official announcements about Atari’s newest product. Bob.... the 
curtain is rising. 








<BOB-BRODIE> Welcome to the June ’93 edition of Dateline Atari! Settle 
back into your chair for a few minutes. Make sure you have your capture 
buffer turned on, or be sure to go to the library tomorrow morning to 
d/l the transcript from tonight’s session; I’ve got lots of info to 
share with you tonight! 





First, I’m pleased to announce that shipments of Falcon030s are 
continuing with units for dealers to sell at this point. We presently 
have over 140 (yes, that is One Hundred Forty) dealers on board, in over 
40 states. This is much better than where we were a year ago. We're 
very pleased that our decision to go with the new dealer agreement has 
brought us leverage to bring on new dealers! In fact, earlier today I 





got a call from one of our "holdout", older dealers that hadn’t signed 
the agreement yet. He’s having a change of heart, and I’m looking 
forward to him carrying Falcon030s. This is a very good sign!!! 


Also, we’re pleased that we’ve brought on board another of our longtime 
partners, Pacific Software Supply, to be a distributor for the Atari 
Falcon030. We will be working very closely with them to ensure that the 
dealers that they sign up meet all of the criteria that we have 
established for Atari dealers. All of the dealers that Pacific Software 
brings on board will be signing the same dealer agreements as the 
dealers that we deal directly with. 




















Of course, this means that Pacific is now also carrying a host of 
accessories for the Atari Falcon030 as well, like the sometimes elusiv 
SCSI-II cables, a host of Falcon software, VGA monitors, and lots of 
other goodies for our dealers. In short, the dealers are getting 
another terrific resource to work with!! 








Some of you may recall that I indicated in the last Dateline:Atari! we 
were still a ways off from being able to ship to SpeedoGDOS and MultiTOSs 
to existing Atari owners. Both of these products are shipping with 
Falcon030s. Today we received the diskettes back from the duplicators, 
and the manuals arrived a couple of days ago, so we’re actually ahead of 
schedule at this point! We have begun assembling the packages so our 
customers will be able to purchase MultiTOS and SpeedoGDOS along with 14 
BitStream fonts within a couple of weeks!!! 














The manuals for Atari Works have still not arrived, which means that we 
are still ON SCHEDULE <grin> for that product. Works should be in stock 
in approximately fourteen more days. 














The retail price for the products to current users has been slightly 
adjusted, and is now as follows: 


SpeedoGDOS - $64.95 
MultiTOS- $59.95 
Atari Works- $118.95 


We have also done an incremental upgrade to the Atari Falcon030 in our 
on-going efforts to provide our users with the best units we possibly 
can. We have upgraded the Atari Falcon030 from a 65 meg internal hard 
disk drive to an 80 megabyte hard disk drive. We were able to secur 
the new mechanisms at the very same price as the 65s, so there will be 
no increase in price to our customers! 





Currently, Atari Falcon030s are shipping with the following programs on 
the drives: MultiTOS, SpeedoGDOS, Landmines, Breakout, CalAppt, ProCalc, 
Talking Clock. 





They are also *supposed* to have on them Atari Works, System Audio 
Manager, Audio Fun Machine, and FalconD2D. A small number of machines 
got out the door without these programs installed on the drives. We 
will be shipping a mail-in card to the dealers that got these machines 
a card for their customers to mail into Atari so you will receive these 
products via mail. We apologize for the mistake. 


We are now in anticipation of another shipment of Falcons in about two 

weeks. Included in this shipment is going to be a number of units that 
will not have hard drives built in, specifically the Falcon030 with one 
meg of ram and no hard disk, and with four megs of ram and no hard disk. 


These units WILL NOT come with SpeedoGDOS, Atari Works, or FalconD2D. 
They will have everything else, including the hard disk utilities in 
case you have your own SCSI hard disk. We will be selling at a later 
date a hard drive upgrade kit, which will ship with Atari Works, 

SpeedoGDOS, FalconD2D, MultiTOS, etc. on the hard drive. 








Regarding applications for the Atari Falcon030, Bill Rehbock has passed 
on to me some information concerning products and availability. Please 
understand that I am not professing literacy in all (or for that matter, 
any) of these products. I am simply passing on some interesting 
information to our users. I hope that this will prove encouraging, and 
help demonstrate that the interest for Atari Computers is continuing to 
grow. In several cases, these applications will not only run on the 
Falcon030, but other Atari computers as well. Where I have commented 
about who will be carrying the product in North America, this is based 
on the best information I have at this time, and is subject to change. 





























Notator Logic, a music applications, by E-Magic Cubase Audio, a music 
application, by Steinberg Inshape, a rendering application by Roald 
Christesen, carried by Oregon Research TruePicture, a retouching 
application, by HiSoft, carried by Oregon Research Harlekin3, a utility, 
by HiSoft, carried by Oregon Research OverGenlock, video software by 
Overscan, carried by COMPO Screenblaster, graphic expansion by Overscan, 
carried by COMPO Overlay, a video application by Overscan, carried by 
COMPO DA’s Vector, a graphics application by Digital Arts, carried by 
Pacific Software Convector 2, a auto vectorization application from 
SHIFT, carried by Gribnif Zoom, a icon editor from SHIFT, carried by 
Gribnif MusiCOM, a music application from COMPO MusiCOM 2, a music 
application from COMPO Digitape, a music application from Trade iT, 
carried by Codehead Falcon Speed, a PC board, from COMPO TruePaint, a 
graphics application from HiSoft, carried by Oregon Research Pure C, a 
programming language from Pure GmbH, carried by Gribnif Pure Pascal, a 
programming language from Pure GmbH, carried by Gribnif Studio Photo, a 
retouching application from Eurosoft, carried by COMPO Chagall, a 
graphics application from 17 











Trade iT, carried by Codehead GT-Look II, 
scanner software, carried by Pacific Software Interface, a programming 
tool, from SHIFT GmbH, carried by Gribnif. 





As you can see, there really is a lot going on!!! 


In addition to all of that, we’ve been busy on the game side of things 
as well! We’re ready to release thr more titles for the Lynx: Gordo 
106, Lemmings, and Jimmy Connors Tennis. I’ve seen eproms of these 
titles, and expect to have news on production in the near future. 





Also on the game side of things, as CES is going on in Chicago even as 
we speak, we’ve announced the Jaguar, our oft discussed new game 
machine. For those of you who haven’t had a chance to hear about the 
Jaguar, here is our press release: 





(The Press Release is Available in The Z*Net Newswire) 








We did not show the Jaguar on the floor of CES. We have a videotape 
demonstrating the units capabilities that we are showing to developers 
and key retailers. We have been shipping Jaguar developer units for 
awhile now, and are very excited at the reception of our new unit. 





Rather than invest in an incredibly expensive rollout at CES, we’ve 
opted for a "special event" kind of rollout. We will conduct our event 
at a date to be announced in the fall. 





We ar xtremely excited about this project!!!! It has been much 
awaited by all of us in Sunnyvale, and we forsee it as a product that 
will recapture the attention of consumers throughout the world!! I’ve 
been pleased that already, in less than 24 hours after the press release 
has hit, a number of publications (even the foreign ones!) are calling 
in, and looking for as much information as possible. For the most part, 
we’re sticking with the press release at this time. We will release 
specification sheets at a later time. 








One thing that I know the Tramiels are particulary excited about with 
this product, is that it will be an American product, manufactured in 
America! I hope that all of you share our enthusiasm for that!!! 


With that, I’m ready to filed any questions that our members might have 
tonight, Lou. Let’s talk Atari!!! 





<ARCHIVIST> Hi again Bob, thanks for being here. A little question 
about the pricing of the new programs from Atari: You quoted Atari Works 
as having a price of $118.95, does this include SpeedoGDOS as was 
suggested earlier? Or is Speedo extra at at the price of $64.95? 








<BOB-BRODIE> Speedo is included with Works for the users that purchase 
it....as a separate product, Charlie. They will also get the fonts. 


<B.WELSCH> Will the manuals ship with the computers? And can we get a 
copy of the Jaguar Video to show at the show? And where can we get the 
Kodak CD drivers? 





<BOB-BRODIE> Bruce, as I indicated in my opening remarks, there were a 
few units that went out the door without the products, and the manual. 
The manuals for System Audio Manager, Works, Audio Fun Machine, 
FalconD2D are coming. We will be providing those via mail for the 
customers that already have them. Re the video, no...I’m sorry. That 
is not available at this time. 

















Re the Kodak Photo CD stuff, please send email to B.REHBOCK, he will be 
happy to fill you in on the drivers. 








<Y.SIU> What will be the RRP for the Jaguar?...oh, sorry brad ;-) no 
hard feelings? ;-) And what price should the games be retailing at for 
the Jaguar? 





<BOB-BRODIE> Under $200. And no pricing on the games at this point in 
time. 


<Y.SIU> And more importantly, Atari appears to have lost many of it’s 
professional base in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. What will Atari 
do to regain those losses? 





<BOB-BRODIE> Yat, the professional users that you are referring to are 
by and large DTP people. We expect to be able to reclaim those people 
as more of the apps start to take advantage of the things in the 
Falcon030 like the DSP chip. On the other hand, your question seems to 
imply that we have lost ALL of the professionals, which is simply not 
true. We are GROWING a new, higher level, professional audio/sound/ 
music class of users that recognize the Falcon030 as a world class sound 
system!!! These users will continue to give credibility to the Atari 
line of computers. 





<B.SUSLOVIC> Bob, just wanted to say that I had no idea of the broad 
nature of the Jaguar. WOW how does one develop software for the Jaguar? 
What immense potential!!! go team P.S. Thanks Lou 


<BOB-BRODIE> Brad, our developer support group here in Sunnyvale for the 
Jaguar is headed up by John Skrutch. Please feel free to write him, or 
contact him via Bill Rehbock here on GEnie and tell them that you are 
interested in becoming a registered developer for the Jaguar, and we'll 
be happy to pass along the necessary info to you. We appreciate your 
interest in developing for the Jaguar. 











<D.MUNSIE> First..Does Atari plan on having any regional reps to handle 
dealer sales regarding the Falcon? 





<BOB-BRODIE> Yes, Dave, we have a team of over 16 regional reps in place 
now. 





<D.MUNSIE> ok, there are two two dealers in the Dallas/FT worth area 
with over 2000 users in this area, we are waiting for the Falcon to show 
up, any word on Megabyte and Computer Discoveries? 





<BOB-BRODIE> David, I really don’t care to discuss each dealers status 
in public, as I think that it is unprofessional as a rule...but I will 
in this case say that we just got the app from Megabytes a couple of 
days ago, and we’re still waiting for the rest of the package to come 
back from Computer Discoveries. So, with that in mind, I’d also like to 
point out there are two dealers already selling the Falcon in the Dallas 
Metroplex area, they are both Guitar Center locations. One is in 
Arlington, and one is in Dallas proper. Would you like the address and 
phone numbers so you can contact them to purchase one? 














<D.MUNSIE> Maybe you could post it so I can pass it on to the others 
here? 





<J.FRENCH2> Is the Falcon a transitional machine?? Jaguar seems to have 
more advanced technology that would fit nicely in a full blown computer. 








<BOB-BRODIE> No, the Falcon is not a transitional machine. They are 
100% different animals. The Jaguar doesn’t have many of the Falcon 
hardware "computer things", like SCSI, floppies and the other drawbacks 
and flaws! a monitor port, etc. The Jaguar will have many other 
features that are more focused toward entertainment and multimedia. But 
the Falcon is a versatile computer. 








<J.FRENCH2> Can you tell us about the video hardware by Compo? 








<BOB-BRODIE> The hardware is really by Overscan, not Compo. Compo is 
going to be carrying it here in the US for Overscan. It will allow 
greater screen rez, like 800x600x256. It’s shipping now in Germany to 
good reviews. I don’t have pricing at this time, and suggest that you 
email COMPO, or bring it up in one of their topics here in the ST RT. 





<J.WHITE99> Naturally most of my questions center on availability. Will 
the forthcoming shipment of F030s be of a size similar to the last? 

When is peak production anticipated? Did you mention D2D Systems in 
your application-compatible list? It is naturally reassuring that there 
is going to be some sort of effort by corporate to promote some of their 
products. Seeing that the Jaguar is only a consumer product and the 
Falcon really has a lot of direction to that market as well, what’s the 
possibility of directing some of those efforts towards the birds as well 








as the cats. 


<BOB-BRODIE> Jeff, we never comment publically on the size of the 
shipments. If you look at the marketplace as a whole right now, 
(computer hardware that is) there are a number of well known 
manufacturers that are being very cautious about their productions 
capacities. Certainly, that is in repsonse to the still poor economy, 
where growth in the retail end is still quite small overall. We have 
seen at Atari, a number of our "traditional" marketing partners 
disappear over the last few years, like the Highland Stores in the 
midwest, which were once gigantic, and are now closed. So we will 
earmark production as the economy continues to slowly rebound. 











Re the sharing of the technology...I think that there is no question 
that there are things that can be used in future products (note the DSP 
stuff in the Jag) and we will apply those across all of our products. 
But the Falcon is a much different product than the Jaguar, make no 
mistake about it. I hope I answered all of your question, Jeff. 























<E.NIKOLAISE2> Bob I was just wondering if you have contacted Sculptured 
Software about becoming a Jaguar Developer. Also, can you tell us what 
video output the Jag. will have? SVHS 














<BOB-BRODIE> Erik, we’ll release the spec sheet at a later time, not 
tonight. And I’m not at liberty to say who are developers for the 
Jaguar are at this point in time, sorry. 























<K.BURKENHEIM> I have one of the new Falcons with the 80 meg hd. I 


also am waiting for the software. I LOVE the machine and am typing to 
you on it in High REz and In color. 











<BOB-BRODIE> Ken, that’s great to hear, I’m glad you’re so pleased with 
your Atari Falcon030!!! We will do our best to get you the software as 
quickly as we possibly can. We got another rev of SAM today and I’m 
told that it is solid, as well as D2D. So, it should be just a question 
of getting the manuals done now that the software is *FINALLY* solid. 








<B.GOCKLEY> Hi Bob, Two Questions: Glad to hear you’re on schedule with 
Falcon shipments. Will there be any for sale at the CT show next week? 
We have three dealers attending who have signed their ADAs, but don’t 
_yet_ have any product to sell. We’re looking forward to our best show 
ever, June 12-13 in Hartford, sorry you can’t join us this year. 











<BOB-BRODIE> Yes, the dealers that we have authorized to sell Falcons at 
the CT Atarifest are The Computer Zone of North Attleboro, Mass and East 
Hartford Computer Repair. Both of them should have Falcons at the show. 





<C.CASSADAY> Bob, how does one go about getting apps like Talking Clock, 
ProCalc, CalAppt, Landmine, and Breakout? I’m not going to purchase a 
Falcon030, but I will purchase MTOS as soon as it becomes available. 

Are some of these programs included with MTOS? 











<BOB-BRODIE> Chris, no those programs are not included with MultiToOs. 
MultiTOS and SpeedoGDOS both come with a text file telling every user 
how to sign up for GEnie, that I personally wrote! :) Re the other 
programs, I don’t know what to tell you right now. 








CalAppt is a comprehensive program, and requires (at least I required) a 
manual in order to use it. The games....I don’t know what to tell you 
yet about that. I’ll see what can be done. They are written to take 


express advantage of the Falcon, 
My wife is cutting into my computer time at home on the TT so she 


>) 


well. 


can play breakout. 


<B.ST! 





but will work on other machines as 


EVAN> Bob, From a dealers perspective will we get some sort of an 
upgrade from the 65MB HD to the 80MB as well 
were not shipped with the dealers units. 


as the other programs that 
lso with regard to service 





Al 


parts we have been unable to get just about anything since Atari Canada 


closed up...what is the situa 
getting any of those reps you 


<BOB-BRODTI 
units. 





E> Stevan, 


It was intended to be 
very surprised that it happened this fast, 
longer before we got the newe 


No...the 





r drives. 


ion with that. 
were men 


Also is Canada going to be 
tioning? 


re will be no upgrade from the 65 meg 


an incremental upgrade. Frankly, we were 
we thought that it would be 


Sorry. Re the programs, I 


indicated in my opening remarks that there were a limited number of 


machines that went out the door without the programs that were 
to be installed on them, and we apologize for the mistake. 
sending the affected dealer 


customers so that the can get the programs mailed to them once 


manuals are ready. 


Re the Canadians, 
ting to bring on one for the Computer side as well. 














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everything for Atari products. 


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fax Shirley Taylor with your orders at 408-745- 
he will do the best that she can to help you with your parts 
don’t forget that there are other suppliers than Atari, 


that stock just about anything and 


European market...there was much 

thre was no Falcon coming in a TT-like 
'040? How are the plans for such a future 
-what about the 16Mhz....MTOS is still too 





slow in my opinion to run on a Falcon030.... 


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new things in the works for the file system, espcecially the extensions 
to the MINT file system. 


<R.ANISKO> One other question - what would be your thoughts on maybe 
bundling some shareware titles on the Falcon’s harddisk (like Gemview, 
ConNect, etc) that should already be suited to take advantage of the 
Falcons’ capabilities? I’m not sure of the legal stuff, but it would be 
nice for those folks without modems to get a look at some of these 
programs (actually, bundling a modem wouldn’t be a bad idea either |-) 














<BOB-BRODIE> I doubt if we’ll bundle modems, Rob....not until we have 
our own DSP modem available. Most of the time, I think including 
shareware diskettes are a good tool for a dealer to use to make the 
customer feel that he is getting a enhanced value for his purchase. I 
got a ton of free software back when I bought my original 1040, and 
really felt good about my purchase. 





<SAM-RAPP> Hey Bob! What were the factors that lead to the decision to 
market the Jaguar in the New York Area as opposed to a nationwide roll 
out? Also, please elaborate on the Lynx situation. What happened to 
the new games? (2 a month!) -more- What about the RPG’s in specific? 
I can buy ST stuff easier than Lynx around here! 


<BOB-BRODIE> One of the major factors in the roll out in NY is that it 
is a densely populated area, with terrific media exposure that makes it 
easy to both sell and promote a product greatly, rather than doing a big 
rollout all over the US. 











Re the two games a month, right now it’s been more like two games a 
quarter. I suspect that part of the reason for that is the emphasis has 
been to get the Jaguar ready, and we’ve made some sacrifices in order to 
ensure that that happened. 


<SAM-RAPP> One more question... any pricing/availability on the 16(14) 
meg boards for Falcon? 





<BOB-BRODIE> I should know that, but I don’t. I know that we have a 
limited amount of them in stock right now, but I’m also told that Zubair 
is producing a 14 meg board, too. So you might want to check with them, 
and see what they’re doing. 


<CAN-ASST> Hi Bob! Part of one of my questions was already answered, but 
I called Atari a week or so ago to find out about Canadian dealers for 
pricing info and was told that there were only 2 authorized Falcon 
dealers in Canada... 











<BOB-BRODIE> Whoever told you that was mistaken. 


<CAN-ASST> I called the one in Toronto and they weren’t sure of the 
pricing. 


<BOB-BRODIE> The pricing is posted in the BB here in the ST RT. 


<[Lou] ST.LOU> Connor, I believe Bob is saying that only US pricing is 
posted because of the fluctuating exchange rate. :-) 





<BOB-BRODIE> Actually, I can post it again right now if you would like. 
OK, Connor. The prices for the Atari Falcon030 follow. These are in US 


dollars, due to the fluctuations in the exchange rate that are presently 
happening. All prices are MSRP, GST and Duty are additional 


Falcon030 1/0 814.98 
Falcon030 4/0 1018.98 
Falcon030/4/65 1324.98 
Falcon030/14/80 1936.98 





The price on the 4/65 is really for a 4/80, sorry. Old habits. 





<J.WHITE99> Trying not to incur wrath and still be pointed is difficult. 
Marketing... Any retailer of any product will tell you it is easier for 
them to support a product people are asking for. Why not advertise 
FO30s as aggressively as Jaguars? You had mentioned the ’ futuristic’ 
aggressive advertising for the Jaguar. 





<BOB-BRODIE> Tell me about the Jaguar commercials you’ve seen, Jeff? :) 
Well, Jeff. It’s like this...we recognize that we need to do more 
things to market the product. The problem is to do it a cost effective 
way that is going to make sense, and not burn up hundreds of thousands 
of dollars in the process. In looking at the most recent issue of 
Computer Reseller News, I see that for the top ten computer mfgs of 
desktop computer systems last year, there are only TWO that I recognize 
as doing any TV advertising for at all. In fact, a couple of them are 
people that I don’t remember ever seeing any advertisement for at all, 
anywhere!!! 








So, on the one hand, building a demand for the product is a big item, 
but clearly, there are a number of different ways to go about it. 
Dealers always want to see you spending big, so they don’t have to 
spend. On the other hand, being from the Bay Area, you’ve seen how 
effective a good partner in promotion can be used like, Fry’s 
Electronics. Virtually NO TV, but major print and Radio ads. And their 
stores are full...I know, I shop there, too. So, we'll be looking for 
the Falcon at doing some cost effective things in conjuction with 
quality partners, both retail and developers. We want to resume doing 
things like the campaign we did with FOSTEX, Dr. T’s, Steinberg, and 
C-Lab once before. 











<ST.LOU> I want to thank Bob for bringing so much information to us 
tonight in the longest Dateline Atari! session so far. Given the 
numbers who attended, I am sure you realize how important these sessions 
are to Atari users. 








20 QUESTIONS ANSWERED BY ATARI FOR CIS MEMBERS 
Captured from The AtariArts Forum 




































































Ron, 


We’ve taken a sort of panel discussion kind of approach to the questions 
here. James and I have answered the bulk of the questions, and tried to 
drag Bill in as much as possible. Due to the demands on our time here, 
we’re much later than we would like to be with this file. My apologies 
to your members for the delay. 


[From a US user]: 


What features do you think the Falcon030 has that would convince a FIRST 
TIME computer buyer to purchase this PC? 





From James Grunke: 


Clearly, the features that are going to sell units are the DSP, SDMA 

sound engine, the BLiTTER and graphics capabilities, MultiTOS, and MIDI 
ports. As well, it will be key for us to showcase third party products 
that demonstrate elegant applications for this aggressive new hardware. 











Simply, what will convince the first time buyer to purchase this PC is 
the ability to do high end applications for a lot less money than what 
might be available on other platforms. 





From Bob Brodie: 


We’ve included Atari Works as part of the Falcon hard disk bundle so 
that customers will have quality productivity software right out of the 
box. Other software included with the Falcon030 provides a good 
sampling of games, sound applications, and a high quality font 
technology in SpeedoGDOS. 





It really depends on what the consumer is looking for to be really 
honest with you. Personally, I think one of the things that has helped 
sell DOS machines are some of the applications on them. We feel that 
the Falcon030 represents tremendous capabilities of a musician! To the 
point that it really is a professional level work station for music. 

For customers that are getting a computer for music, the Falcon030 is 
the clear choice. After that, it gets much tougher. We have a bunch of 
true color paint programs coming on board, and the voice mail 
application from DOA that is very interesting. Also, there are about a 
large number of entertainment titles under development. The Falcon will 
be a terrific game machine, too! 

















Perhaps one of our best assets is the way in which you can run so many 
O/S's from the Atari. Certainly, we’re going to need other applications 
from our developers to address other areas of software where we are 
weak. 


Personally, I think the thing that will continue to attract users is the 
simplicity and ease of use of an Atari Computer. 








[Another user asks]: 


Three and one half years ago I purchased an Atari STFM because I was 
excited about joining the world of midi and I felt that Notator and 
Atari provided the best platform. As the hardware and software world 
expanded I went for all the Notator upgrades and one year ago bought a 
MegaSTE 4/50 for more RAM and speed. I like my machine very much but am 
very disappointed that it became a fossil in 5 months with no support 
from Atari. What can you tell me and others that will make us feel that 
this is not likely to happen to us if we purchase a Falcon for our Music 
and Midi computer now that there are other "030’,"040", and "486" 
machines with good music and Midi support? 








From Bob Brodie: 


I’m not really sure what you mean by "fossil", other than the fact that 


it is no longer being manufactured. Have you had specific support 
problems with the Mega STE? It’s really been one of our most reliable 
machines, and we have a qualified staff of technicians here in Sunnyvale 
that can fix just about any problem that you might have with the Mega 
STE (or any other Atari CPU for that matter). 








= 


On the software side, we’re supporting the Mega STE in many of the new 
software products that are coming out. MultiTOS runs on a Mega STE, 
SpeedoGDOS works on a Mega STE, and so does Atari Works. That hardly 
qualifies as "no support from Atari"! 




















On the hardware side, we built the Mega STE to accept industry standard 
3-1/2" SCSI hard disk drives specifically so you would have an easier 
time getting the HD you want. You should be able to upgrade to even a 








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1.2 Gigabyte drive in your Mega STE. It also comes with a VME port, so 
you can install one of the graphics cards to upgrade your video as well. 
Again, the support for the machine is there on the hardware side as 
well. 





Like all computer companies, we are constantly working on new 
technologies that will improve on todays products. However, as long as 
the Mega STE that you bought continues to serve your needs, what is the 
problem? With the Atari Falcon030, we’ve introduced a new family of 
computers with an additional set of apabilities. It is a fact of our 
industry that what you buy today will be replaced by another machine. 
Check out how quickly Apple is bringing new machines to the market; 
virtually every six months! 














From James Grunke: 

Notator running on a Mega STE is still one of the most powerful music 
combinations in the world!! A lot of records are being made with this 
duo. As well as products from Steinberg, Barefoot, Dr. T’s, and many 
others. 





If that’s a fossil, how come it still eats 486s for lunch? At home, I 
still use Notator on a Mega ST (with TOS 1.2), and even that will smoke 
a 486! :) 


With the Falcon’s new hardware, and our track record in music, I’m quite 
confident that the Falcon will remain a viable tool in your arsenal for 


many years to come. 


[Another US member asks]: 





Will ATARI still offer support for it’s existing lines (ST , MEGA, TT..) 
or will all their effort be put behind the FALCON? 





From Bob Brodie: 


In terms of service, we will support all of the existing lines. However, 
I don’t think you will see us bring out new products *specifically* for 
the older machines. 


We did created TOS 2.06 expressly so one of our strategic partners 
(Artifex) could produce an adapter board to allow owners of the ST 
series of computers to upgrade to the new desktop. In TOS 2.05, the 
system would crash if it found non-STE hardware. That was changed in 
TOS 2.06 (as well as some bug fixes) specifically so users of older 
machines could enjoy the benefits of the new TOS. 














I also indicated that our new software products, Atari Works, Speedo 

GDOS, and MultiTOS will also work on older machines as well. You may 
want to consider upgrading an 8Mhz machine with an accelerator board, 
though. 


For several years now, we have said that the minimum hardware standard 
for computer users was an STE. There will be some features on some 
products that will simply not work on an ST family computer because the 


hardware isn’t up to the task (like not enough colors, no DMA sound). 





We will provide service for all of our products as long as practical. 
However, there are of course, limitations to that. 








We still get phone calls asking for repairs for the Atari 5200 (a 
product that stopped manufacturing over 8 years ago!) We do sell joy 
sticks for it, btw. Nothing will last forever, but we will support the 
machines as long as it is practical. 


[Multiple members ask]: 





Will the programs that run on the ST line run on the FALCON? (What 
level of backwards compatibility can we realistically expect? How does 
it compare to the TT compatibility-wise?) 


From Bob Brodie: 
The Falcon030 is much more STE compatible that the TT030 is. We really 


feel that the STE is the correct compatibility barometer, not the ST. 
Again, this relates to the hardware capabilities of the machines. 











We expect Pacific Software Supply to release a study that they have done 
on software compatibility should provide a more concrete answer to your 
question. They are the leading suppliers of Atari software in North 
America, so they have lots of products to test! 


As a rule, applications usually work fine. Games tend to have the 
greatest area of drop-off in compatibility. We found a few things that 
didn’t work, but were mostly older products that hadn’t been updated in 
a long time, like Microsoft Write. Some utilities will also fail on the 
Falcon, too. 





[From the UK]: 


The decision to include MultiTOS on disk and not to commit to ROM might 
suggest a lack of confidence in that product on Atari’s part. Can we 
expect to see MultiTOS in ROM in the future (maybe switchable with an 
older TOS) or is multitasking seen as secondary to the future of Atari 
computers? 





From Bob Brodie: 


We do not have a lack of confidence in MultiTOS, and regret that you see 
our decision as such. 


Many other OS’s are disk based. We felt that having MultiTOS on disk 
allowed easier updates. We have TOS 4 in ROM for users that choose not 
to use MultiTOS. It’s not the same as a PC or a Mac where you can’t do 
anything without loading the OS from disk. 


I don’t see this as making multitasking "secondary" at all. Rather I 
see it as another manifestation of our view that the Falcon030 is 
primarily a home computer. We’ve indicated that there will be other 
products in the future that will aimed for the higher end. 





Multitasking will be an important tool for those machines, as well as 
any accelerator boards for the Atari Falcon030. 


[From the sysop staff]: 

Specifically, what software can the purchaser of a new Falcon030 expect 
to get with his purchase? And if any of the items are not included with 
his purchase, when/how can he expect to receive them? 

From Bob Brodie: 

Specifically, users in North America get MultiTOS, SpeedoGDOS, 


FalconD2D, Audio Fun Machine, BreakOut, Landmines, CalAppt, Talking 
Clock, ProCalc, System Audio Manager (S.A.M.) and Atari Works. 





Falcon D2D is not shipping with the units at this point in time, and 
neither is S.A.M. (System Audio Manager). Bugs in both products are 
preventing our shipping them. These are not Atari in-house products, 
they are contracted from outside developers, so we’re not in total 
control of this situation (i.e. Don’t come out of your office unless 
it’s fixed!). We do expect the developers to rectify the problems to 
fulfill their contracts. 








Customers will be find cards in their Falcons so they can mail in to 
have these programs sent to them as soon as they are completed. 


What recording software is being bundled with the first shipments of 
Falcons? What exactly can be done (with HD recording) right off the 
shelf? 


From James Grunke: 
Off the shelf, FalconD2D will provide stereo record and playback, with 


limited editing, such as cut and paste. It does a great job of giving 
the consumer the ability to do intro level digital audio applications. 





For more advanced users, they should look to products from Steinberg, 
D2D, Digitape by Trade It, Yamaha, and others. 





You can expect Falcon integrated MIDI/Digital Audio products to be some 
of the most aggressive on the planet in terms of features per dollar. 


From Bob Brodie: 


FalconD2D *should be* shipping, but is not. As quickly as it is 
available, we will provide it to the owners of Atari Falcon030s. We’ve 
always had the point of view that FalconD2D was an introductory 
recording package to give a glimpse of what was possible with Digital 
Audio with the Falcon030. So while we're upset that FalconD2D isn’t 
shipping, neither is it the end of the world for higher end users. 








On the HD recording front, there are other applications, like MusiCOM 
from COMPO Software that are excellent products. When BYTE Magazine 
wrote about the Falcon030, MusiCOM was the product they used for their 
testing. At less than $75, it’s a real bargain. Since it has 











additional capabilities not found in FalconD2D, MusiCOM is a reasonable 
purchase for many musicians anyway. 


What does the hardware audio interface currently consist of? Was the 
bass boost scrapped? 


From James Grunke: 


The hardware interface on the Falcon uses mike and headphone mini-Jjacks, 
exactly the same as walkman-like products. The 16 bit stereo CODEC is 
good quality Crystal product. Yes, I’m pleased to say that the bass 
boost has been scrapped. 





As of last testing, current specs are: 


Signal to noise ratio 84dB 
Frequency response 20-20K 
Crosstalk -60dB 


Most outboard MIDI interfaces have multiple INs and OUTs for increased 
numbers of MIDI channels. Are there plans to include multiple MIDI 
jacks on the Falcon (or future versions of the Falcon)? 





From James Grunke: 


The plans are to use third party outboard MIDI interfaces with multiple 
INs and OUTs. Check with Steinberg and E-magic regarding their plans 
for products in this area. 








There are no plans to include additional MIDI ports. On an interesting 
side note, we did, however, rewire our MIDI ports back to spec! No more 
bastardized MIDI ports! 

Will there be a cartridge port on every Falcon (and future models)? 


From Bob Brodie: 


There is a cartridge port on every Atari Falcon030 made, and has been 
since the product was first shown. 


We have no comment on any specifications of future computer models at 
this time. I know that isn’t what you want to hear...sorry. 


It was recently announced that Atari Corp. licensed compression software 
from Cinepak. Is this for the Falcon line or the Jaguar? 


From Bob Brodie: 





Actually, the name of the product that we licensed was Cinepak. It is 
from SuperMac. 








We will use that technology on both the Falcon030 and the Jaguar. 








The Falcon is supposed to have the same extra joysticks ports that the 
STe has. My question is, are there any plans to use these ports? 
(don’t tell me about third party companies) I’d really like to be able 
to use IBM joystick/accessories. 


From Bob Brodie: 


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The Falcon *does* have the same analog joystick ports that the STE has. 
Yes, there are plans to use these. They are not the same pin outs as on 
IBM joysticks/accessories, though. We have 15 pins, they have 9. We 
showed, as early as COMDEX, a special controller pad that we are 
manufacturing for the Falcon030. It will be used by a number of games 
coming out, like LlamaZap. 











The controller has a joypad similar to the Lynx’s on it, pause and 
option buttons, three fire buttons labelled A-B-C, and a keypad with 
numbers 1-9 , plus * and # It’s designed to be a two handed controller. 





Every game developer that is working on the Falcon has one of these 
controllers, and will use it for their games. 





Re your comment about "don’t tell me about third party companies", OK... 
but keep in mind that we’re primarily a hardware company, not a software 
company. We try not to compete with our developers. It’s their job to 


come out with products that make use of the hardware. 
[A US developer/vendor asks]: 


Without any significant changes to the Atari corporate structure in the 
last seven years, why should Atari owners believe that Atari will change 
from its previous pattern of little (or no) marketing, late delivery, 
and short shelf life products? 


From James Grunke: 


There have been significant changes in the corporate structure of Atari 
over the last seven years; engineering, management, distribution, 
manufacturing, and sales. This industry is incredibly dynamic. 


We don’t need to repeat the stories of the US market. However, we 
remind you that in Europe, we have always maintained a strong market 
position. Sam has always made quite clear that when we have leapfrog 
technology in good supply then and only then does it make sense to 
invest in marketing programs such as advertising and PR. 





As a developer, you should be aware that we have made a bold move with 
our dealer agreement to expand and strengthen our North American dealer 
base. This approach is similar to successful companies such as Pioneer, 
Yamaha, and divisions of Sony. What this means to the end users in the 
long run is more healthy, quality dealers in their area for them to 
choose from. 





Late delivery? Call Microsoft! [This ain’t the pizza bidness!!! | <grin> 








Short life products? Why are dealers still screaming for 1040STEs that 
are four year old technology? 





Seriously, we are as frustrated as anyone by the product delays. 
PRODUCT IS NOW SHIPPING! 








From Bob Brodie: 


I get the feeling that when you speak about the corporate structure, 
you’re really speaking about the Tramiels. There seems to be a feeling 
among our userbase that they are incompetent, and all the European 
success is a result of good managers being far enough away from 
Sunnyvale to do what they want to do. 





I cannot let such a misconception continue. 


Atari is emerging from a period of about four years of when it’s 
products were not technologically superior any longer, and where we had 
extreme problems in our engineering group. 


A little over four years ago, we lost most of the key staff members we 
had in our engineering group. When they left, they left "no trails" of 
their progress on their work. We had no idea what had been tried, if it 
had worked and if not, why not, etc. 


In short, we had no clue about what was happening with our products! 


So, first, we had to figure out what was going on. Then we took steps 
to ensure that we would never be placed in this position again, which 
meant that we had to enact fundamental changes in the way we did things 
with our staff. This was not an easy task, and certainly didn’t happen 
on the first attempt. Along the way, we had to acquire some new people 
that we could work with, too. That didn’t happen on the first attempt 
either. 





We also went through and took a long look at where we needed to be and 
where the market was heading. It seemed to make sense to proceed with 
some projects that had been heavily invested in, like the TT. You might 
recall that the TT originally was supposed to be a 68020 based machine. 
As our engineering situation evolved, the product did, too. Other 
products that had been discussed were scrapped. 





We made decisions on what we needed to do product wise, and also took a 
good look at the economy. About the point in time we were beginning to 
come out with some interesting technology, the economy was ina 
tailspin. In fact, in California, it’s still just awful!!! To us, it 
doesn’t make a lot of sense to aggressively market products that you 
don’t believe it, or that the economy will not support. In fact, it’s 
pretty silly! You can *waste* an incredible amount of money, truly 
_vast_ sums of dollars in this business if you aren't careful. We’ve 
been very careful about what we’ve been over the last three years or so. 














This is not to say that we haven’t made mistakes. We put a lot of 
effort into the STylus, a pen based system that really looked promising. 
However, it looking at the pen based market, the products were simply 
not selling. In fact, a company that was founded on a pen based product 
had a lot of our former engineers, Momenta, was born and died during 
this time fram The pen based systems still aren’t selling well to 
this day. We created the ST Book, based on the premise of long battery 
life for users, only to find that our US dealers insisted on a back lit 
screen that would have killed the battery life of the product. We 
created the Panther game system, which would have competed against the 
Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis as a 16 bit game product. We killed 
that project when it was obvious that we needed to leapfrog the 
competition again, and go beyond the 16 bit systems. We know that we’ve 
been far from perfect. 




















We have harbored our resources in preparation of a proper launch for two 
milestone products: The Atari Falcon030, and the Jaguar. You will see 
us market those in an aggressive fashion. And as the sales of the 
Falcon030 grow, you will see those sales fund additional efforts. 





So, in my view, the corporate structure that is in place is exactly what 


has kept the company afloat in contentious times where many of the 
hardware giants have fallen. They had the vision to forsee the poor 
economy, and the wisdom to recognize the limitations of their products. 
They now have innovative new products in the queue that the marketplace 
will embrace. 





I think your comment about the last seven years is an exaggeration. If 
you look back that far, you’re in the hey-day of the 520ST and 1040ST. 
Atari made all the right moves in the US then, and we can do it again. 


In this day and age of extremely short /windows of opportunity’ to 











bring a product to market, Atari seems to be taking unusually long to 
ramp up Falcon production. Is Atari having difficulty getting Falcons 
produced, are you deliberately keeping production runs small, or will 





large numbers (defined as thousands) of Falcons be arriving for sale to 
consumers any time within the near future (defined as /’/within six to 
eight weeks’)? 


From Bob Brodie: 


I don’t agree with your comment about "the short window of opportunity" 
comment on the hardware side of the business. On the software side, 
there is no question that it is an extremely small window. On the 
hardware side...not so. Witness the PC clones; all the innovation going 
on over there is just an ever faster microprocessor. The real 
innovation is going on in software. 











With the Falcon030, we have innovative hardware. The window of 
opportunity is quite large, and will be so for quite some time to come. 











We are keeping production runs small at this point, until the economy 
picks up. This seems to be a trend in the industry right now with other 
companies as well, like Compaq. We’re certainly not the only hardware 
company that acting cautiously in regards to production right now. 

















Globally, we will be shipping large numbers in the near future (in 
accordance with your definitions). 


From James Grunke: 


Production is ramping up, and we expect larger numbers to arrive over 
the summer. The first waves of Falcons were gobbled up immediately, and 
there are more sell-thru units "on the boat". 


In the UK we have Falcon users with both TOS 4.01 and 4.02 and just 
starting to circulate round the comms scene is the falcon patch, there 
are claims that this patch doesn’t fix all the bugs in those releases of 
TOS, can Bill spread any light on this? Also does the patch fix any of 
the known bugs in TOS 4.04 which is shipping on the next batch of 
machines (I presume?). 








From Bill Rehbock: 
FPATCH.PRG does fix issues with the serial port with bconmap () 
This applies to all versions of TOS 4 at this time. TOS 4.04 is 


available for $60 US, although the policies and prices in the UK may 
differ. 





The tweaks up to TOS 4.04 relate mostly to esoteric kind of things, like 


overlay bit control, and involves vset masks mode, although there are 
not that many applications that use it. The other changes that FPATCH 
takes care of are connecting the audio system in such a fashion that STI 
and TT sound applications can make sound, and then bcomap() got changed 
going into TOS 4.04, but not enough. So you will still need FPATCH for 
TOS 4.04. 





GI 





Overall, there are very few changes between 4.01 and 4.04. 


From Bob Brodie: 





Having bugs in your OS is just a fact of life. Every single OS has 
them, bar none. I think that it is unavoidable. DOS 6 is taking a 
terrible beating over problems it has, Windows 3.1 is far from bug 
free, and Apple’s System 7 has had their share of problems, too. 

Windows NT is getting raked over the coals in the computer media severly 
because of it’s bugs. (Granted, it’s in beta form) 


This isn’t to say that we’re not looking to eliminate all the bugs, but 
that it’s almost unavoidable that they will happen in some degree. 





Does ATARI plan on telling the general public (not everyone has access 
to an on-line service or a BBS) about the new FALCON or is it just 
between us? Specifically, what are your advertising plans? Which 
magazines? TV? etc. 





From James Grunke: 


Atari does plan to tell everyone about the Falcon. However not until we 
have enough product to fulfill that demand. Remember the Stacy ads that 
created a large demand, and then we couldn’t fill it? We don’t want a 
repeat of that!! 


In terms of specific plans, the initial strategies will involve teaming 
up with key developers to attack niche markets, such as music, video, 
graphics, etc.. Typically, this approach would utilize print ads (both 
national and regional), special events (i.e. trade shows), and key 
referenceable accounts such as artist endorsements, cutting edge 
educational institutions. 











When general consumer applications (and I mean killer applications) are 
available and our production is tooled up to meet demand, only then does 
it make sense to do a national TV awareness campaign. 


From Bob Brodie: 


On a local level, we have a market development fund program in place 
with our dealers that is very flexible...almost like make us an offer, 
and let’s talk about it. We’re certainly willing to work with dealers 
to help fund their well planned efforts. 














Even though our dealer sign up campaign is going along well, there are 
still some states that we don’t have dealers. In my mind, this 
precludes a national campaign at this point in time. 





I suspect that our primary media will be print, and as far as which 
publications, that really depends on what is the best deal at the time. 
Typically, you purchase a "media bundle" with a number of publications 
in it that fits the basic demographics of your target audience. This is 
something that changes frequently (the media bundle that is) so it’s 





impossible to tell what the publications might be at this point in time. 
Certainly, we’ll continue to target the music publications. But as for 
the rest of the mags, I just don’t know the answer to that today. Cost 
is an obvious factor in choosing which bundle that we would go with, as 
in how many people per dollar you get in the bundle. 





Television advertising is extremely expensive. In looking at an 
industry trade publication showing the top ten computer (desktop) 
vendors for last year, only 2 of the top ten are companies that I 
recognize as doing television advertising; IBM and Apple. Among the 
other companies, there are names that I recognize from their co-op 
advertisements with their dealers or chain stores, but not stand alone 
advertising on their own. There are also names there (like Olivetti) 
that I don’t think I have ever seen an ad for anywhere in the US in any 
form! 


One of the leading retailers in the San Francisco Bay area is Fry’s 
Electronics. I don’t believe they do ANY TV advertising. Very heavy 
print ads (multiple full page color ads in the newspapers) and hip, 
attention getting radio advertisments as well. I guess the point that 
I’m getting at is that I know our users *want* to see us do TV ads, but 
I’m not so sure that TV is a wise investment for us. 








We had projected to be at a point in time to be ready to start our 
advertising campaign. However, the continuing poor economy warrants a 
cautious approach. Again, this is a part of the business where it is 
very, very easy to spend truly _VAST_ sums of money, and get very little 
return on the dollar. 


Previews of the Falcon have been spotted in many of the major music 
magazines, but the machine has yet to undergo a technical review, if I’m 
not mistaken. Such reviews can greatly speed the acceptance of a new 
machine into the marketplace. Are review units now being sent to these 
magazines (Keyboard, EM, EQ, Mix, H&SR), and when do you expect reviews 
to begin appearing? 














From James Grunke: 





Firstly, Keyboard, EM, and MIX are all located in the Bay Area, right by 
Atari. I have travelled internationally with editors from KEYBOARD, I 
occasionally lunch with key EM and MIX editors. As far as H&SR, Editor 
Lorenz Rychner was my advisor at the Grove School of Music. EQ gave the 
Atari Falcon030 a Blue Ribbon Award at AES and continues to give Atari 
fair coverage. 




















So the relationships are there. In order to give an accurate technical 
review a writer requires a production machine. Now, with the release of 
the Falcon, and TOS 4.04, developers require a short time to make sure 
that their products are solid on the latest rev. I expect this to take 
30 days or so, at which time I will prepare evaluation units for the 
publications to hammer on. With a lead time of 60-90 days, look for the 
coverage toward late summer/early fall. We want to be well prepared, a 
bad review is just as influential as a good review. 








Now that the first wave of Dealer Agreements has gone out and been 
returned, what CONTINUING efforts are being made to expand the dealer 
network? 


From Bob Brodie: 


Actually, we’re well past the first wave of dealer agreements. The 
first wave consisted of the dealers that we were already doing business 
with. We’ve been signing up new dealers (i.e. never carried Atari) for 
quite a while now. 


We’ve signed on a team of manufacturers representatives, that are among 
the best in the business to help us grow and train our dealer network. 
As they are regionally located, they are better suited to know who and 
what is available in each locale. We are not looking for explosive 
growth at this point, though. Once we get to a certain number of 
retailers, we’ll cap our growth until we can support additional 
resellers. 











At this point in time, we have over 140 locations in over 40 states, 
which is dramatically better than we were doing a year ago. 


We’ve also made arrangements to ship Falcons via a single distributor, 
with the provision that he has the dealers sign up according to all of 


our requirements (real store fronts, etc.). 


To what degree is Atari pursuing music stores, and how much of the 
effort is directed at computer stores? 


From James Grunke: 
The initial demand from the music channel has been staggering!!! 


Following the path of least resistance, and emphasizing the fact that 
the music software houses are shrink wrapped and ready to go, we are 


aggressively attacking this side of the business. Falcon030 opens up 
computer music to a whole new customer, including guitarists, vocalists, 
educators, etc.. We intend to grow this channel into a major 


distribution center for Atari. 


Our efforts in the music channel by no means downplays the regard we 
have for computer dealers. Those Atari computer dealers that have been 
with us for a long time are a high priority in our allocations. They 
actually benefit from the new music users who seek them out for support 
in non-musical applications. 





We are planning a drive for more computer dealers, but we need for the 
consumer software side, i.e. applications and entertainment software, to 
catch up with the level of the music software. Ideally, we should be at 
a 25-75% music to computer dealer ratio. 


From Bob Brodie: 


In terms of the amount of effort, we’re putting a lot more effort into 
signing on computer dealers than music dealers. However, the music 
dealers are certainly a much easier sale. They’ve been quicker to come 
on board with the Falcon030 than the computer dealers have. So, the 
music side of the business is just growing faster than the computer side 
right now. 





I agree with James, in that this is primarily due to the applications 
that are available for the Falcon in music. They are truly world class 
applications. 


In a number of instances, having a quality music dealer in the area 
actually makes it easier for the computer dealer. The music dealers 


typically carry MIDI specific products. Yet, musicians are just like 


regular computer users....well, not quite regular, but almost! <grin> 
They want to play games, write letters, buy modems, printers, and all 
kinds of other peripherals that music dealers don’t carry. So a quality 





music dealer works well with a computer dealer in a symbiotic 
relationship. The music dealer might sell the customer the Falcon030, 
but the computer dealer will have additional sales opportunities with 
the customer as well. 








What efforts, if any, will be made to have industry standard software 
(i.e.- Windows and Windows NT, Word Perfect) made available to 
purchasers of the Atari Falcon platform? 


From Bob Brodie: 


You’re bringing up a couple of different things in your question; 
applications software (Word Perfect) and operating systems (Windows NT). 


First, we’ve had the ability for a long time to run different operating 
systems on our products. We foresee that continuing into the future 
with the Falcon030. COMPO Software is bringing a 286 board and a 486 
board to run DOS, and Windows 3.1. I assume that since the board has an 
actual PC chip on it, will be able to run other things as well, like 
OS/2, NeXT Step, etc. But I want to be clear that I haven’t seen those 
things run on Falcon Speed. I have seen Windows 3.1 run on Falcon 
Speed, and was impressed. 


Windows NT might be starting to ship just now, although Microsoft enjoys 
an excellent reputation, I can’t in good conscience go along with 
describing it as industry standard at this point in time. 


As for Word Perfect, I think the only factor that they are interested in 
is a large installed base of users. Once they see that, they will 
resume development for Word Perfect. 





What is the current status of the "other platform" hardwares emulators 
(PC and MAC) for the Falcon030? 


From Bob Brodie: 


The PC emulator is called Falcon Speed, and is being produced by COMPO 
Software. You can contact their US office at 415-355-0862, or fax them 
at 415-355-0869. At this point in time, we don’t believe the product 

to be shipping. We have seen it at several trade shows, and it looks 
very impressive. The 286 board is something that you would expect to be 
wimpy, but with the very fast Falcon030 bus, it’s pretty quick. 


The Mac board is a product of Gadgets by Small. I haven’t heard from 
Dave in quite a while, neither has Bill Rehbock. We had hoped to see 
him at NAMM in January, but he wasn’t able to attend. I’m afraid that 
we’re no better informed on this that you are. 


I can tell you that from our end, we got him one of the first Falcons in 
the US, so he could pursue this project. We’d really like to see it 
done. 


Dave has an account here on CIS, so perhaps you can email him a request 
for an update on his product. 





THE 1993 Z*NET COMPUTER CALENDAR 
Schedule of Shows, Events and Online Conferences 




































































June 5-10, 1993 

Special Libraries Association 84th Annual Conference & Info Exposition. 
Cincinnati Convention Center, Cincinnati OH. Special Libraries 
Association, Alisa A. Nesmith, 1700 Eighteenth St. NW, Washington DC 
20009 (202)234-4700, (202)265-9317 (fax). 











# June 12-13, 1993 

CT Atarifest ’93 at the Windsor Court Hotel in Windsor Connecticut. 
This year the Atarifest has relocated to a new hotel with excellent room 
rates ($35.00 per room), free and plentiful parking, easy access from 
Interstate 91, I-95, I-90, I-84, I-80, an in house Sports Bar, a bigger 
ballroom and is located just 1 mile from Bradley International Airport 


(free shuttle service for hotel guests). 1 

















Tentative commitments from A&D 
Software, Gribnif Software, Barefoot Software, Toad Computers, Computer 
Studio, Baggetaware, Derric Electronics, E.Hartford Computer Repair, 
MegaType Software, Wizztronics and GFA Software Technology. For further 
information, call Brian Gockley at 203-332-1721 or Doug Finch at 203-637 
-1034. E-mail can be directed to B.GOCKLEY or D.FINCH7 on GEnie or to 
75300,2514 or 76337,1067 on CIS. 

















## June 15-17, 1993 

Multimedia ’'93 - EBarl’s Court 2, London England. Blenheim Online, Cat 
Maclean, Mktg Mgr., Blenheim House, 630 Chiswick High Rd., London 
England; +44 (0)81 742 2828, +44 (0)81 742 3182 


























Ht June 22-23, 1993 

Lap & Palmtop Mobile Computing Expo at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, 
California. Exhibitors will show the latest in mobile computing, 
software, pen, peripherals and communications from the industry’s 
leading manufacturers. In conjunction with the exhibits is the Mobile 
Systems Solutions Conference series. Featuring over 80 leading industry 
experts speakers, the conference provides vital information needed to 
build or improve your world of mobile computing. 























### June 23-26, 1993 

Digital World '93 - Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills CA. Seybold 
Seminars, 29160 Heathercliff Rd., Suite 200, PO Box 6710, Malibu CA 
90264-6710; (800) 433-5200, (310)457-8500, (310)457-8599 (fax) 





## June 26-27, 1993 
The Kansas City AtariFest "93. The location for the show is Stadium 
Inn, 7901 E 40 Hwy. Ticket prices at the door will be 5.00 dollars each 
day. Advance tickets will be 4.00 dollars each, for advance tickets, 
please send 4.00 dollars per ticket to: Kansas City AtariFest, P.O. Box 
1653, Lee Summit, MO 64063 or if you belong to a user group please mail 
a request for a user group information pack. To make room reservations 
please call 1-800-325-7901, we are also working with a local travel 
agent to get special airfares for the show. You may call 1-800-874-7691 




















to take advantage of the special fares. For more information please 
leave Email as follows; GEnie, B.welsch, J.krzysztow, for CompuServe, 
Leave for Jeff Krzysztow at 74027,707, or you can call (816)224-9021, or 
mail to the address listed above. 








### June 29 - July 1, 1993 
PC Expo-NY - Javits Convention Center, New York City. 





### July 24-25, 1993 

The Blue Ridge Atari Computer Enthusiasts (BRACE) and Computer STudio 
host the Fourth Annual Blue Ridge AtariFest in Asheville, North 
Carolina. Saturday show time is from 10am - 6pm and Sunday show times 
are from Noon to 5pm. Free booth space is available for Atari 
developers. This Atarifest will be taking over the Courtyard Shop 
(mall) area at the Westgate Shopping Center (location of Computer 
STudio), and also plan on using vacant store spaces for seminar 
sessions. Seminars will be 45 minutes in length, and developers are 
welcome to conduct a seminar on their product line or approved topic of 
their choice (seminars are limited, so first come, first served). For 
additional information, please contact: Sheldon Winick on GEnie - 
S.WINICK or at the Computer STudio at (704) 251-0201 or contact the show 
coordinator Cliff Allen on GEnie -—- C.ALLEN17 or call (704) 258-3758. 























### August 3-6, 1993 

MacWorld Expo at the Boston World Trade Center, Bayside Exposition 
Center and sponsored by MacWorld Magazine. This event is titled Boston 
93:2 








### August 23-27, 1993 
Interop "93 (#2) at the Moscone Center in San Fransisco, California. 





### August 25-29, 1993 

ONE BBSCON ’93 at the Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs, Colorado. This 
is a four day exposition presented by BoardWatch Magazine. There will 
be three days of educational services, a trade show exhibit area with 
over one-hundred vendors on hand. For further information on this event 
and for registration information contact: Peg Coniglio at ONE Inc., 

4255 South Buckley Road, Suite 308, Aurora, Colorado 80013. Voice: (303) 


693-5253; Fax: (303) 693-5518; BBS: (303) 693-5432. 





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### August 31 - September 2, 1993 
Fed Micro '93. Fed Micro CDROM and Multimedia Conference & Exposition. 
Washington Convention Center, Washington DC. 








## September 18-19, 1993 
The Glendale Show returns with the Southern California Atari Computer 
Faire, V.7.0, in suburban Los Angeles, California. This has been the 
year’s largest domestic Atari event, year after year. Contact John King 
Tarpinian at the user group HACKS at 818-246-7286 for information. 





## September 20-22, 1993 
The third MacWorld Expo, titled Canada ’93 at the Metro Toronto 














Convention Centre, sponsored by MacWorld Magazine. 


### September 21-23, 1993 
Unix Expo ’93 in New York City, New York at the Javits Convention 
Center. 





### October 4-8, 1993 
Image World New York, Javits Convention Center, New York City. 


### October 5-7, 1993 
NetWorld 93, Dallas Convention Center, Dallas TX. 





### October 7-8, 1993 

Lap & Palmtop Mobile Computing Expo at the Chicago Mart/Expo Center in 
Chicago, Illinois. Exhibitors will show the latest in mobile computing, 
software, pen, peripherals and communications from the industry’s 
leading manufacturers. In conjunction with the exhibits is the Mobile 
Systems Solutions Conference series. Featuring over 80 leading industry 
experts speakers, the conference provides vital information needed to 
build or improve your world of mobile computing. 




















### October 19-21, 1993 
PC Expo-Chicago, McCormick Place East, Chicago IL. 








### October 27-29, 1993 
CDROM Exposition at the World Trade Center, Boston MA. 





### October 27-29, 1993 

EDA&T Asia '93. The Electronic Design and Test Conference Exhibition 
at the Taipei International Convention Center in Taiwan. Exhibit space 
is still available. For more information contact: Betsy Donahue, 
Chicago, fax: 708-475-2794. 

















## November 1-3, 1993 
Online/CD-ROM '93, Washington DC. 














## November 7-10, 1993 

GeoCon/93, an international conference and showcase for software 
products developed outside the U.S. at the Royal Sonesta Hotel, 
Cambridge, Mass. The conference program will include three days of 
workshops on topics of interest to overseas developers entering the 
U.S. market. Workshop presenters will discuss such issues as how to 
negotiate distribution and licensing contracts, setting up a business in 
the U.S., manufacturing and fulfillment, technical support, packaging, 
research sources, and how to market through direct, retail, and catalog 
channels. For additional information, contact Tom Stitt, associate 
publisher, Soft letter, 17 Main St., Watertown, Mass. 02272-9154; 
telephone 617-924-3944; fax 617-924-7288, or Colleen O’Shea, director, 
Soft letter Europe, 2 um Bierg, 7641 Chirstnach, Luxembourg, telephone 
35.2.87119; fax 35.2.87048. 











### November 15-19, 1993 
COMDEX Fall '93. Las Vegas Nevada. 





### June 4-11, 1994 

GEC '94, Milam ITALY. Centrexpo, Sheila Palka/Delia Associates, PO Box 
338, Route 22 West, Whitehouse NJ 08888 (800)524-2193, (908)534-6856 
(fax). 





If you have an event you would like to include on the Z*Net Calender, 
please send email via GEnie to Z-NET, CompuServe 75300,1642, or via 
FNET to node 593 or AtariNet node 51:1/13.0. 

















BLUE RIDGE ATARIFEST ’ 93 
Press Releas June 3, 1993 















































The Blue Ridge Atari Computer Enthusiasts (BRACE) and Computer STudio 
invite you to participate in the fourth annual Blue Ridge AtariFest on 
Saturday, July 24 and Sunday July 25, 1993. The show will take place in 
the Courtyard Shop area of Westgate Shopping Center in Asheville, North 
Carolina (Home of Computer STudio). 























We are still signing up additional exhibitors, but those who have 
already made a firm committment to attend include (Alphabetical Listing) 





Accusoft-ST 
PD/Shareware Software (Clip Art Libraries) 


Barefoot Software 
Professional MIDI Software applications (SMPTETrack, EditTrack 
Platinum, GenEdit, EZ Score Plus, etc.) 




















Codehead Technologies 

Productivity software & enhancements (G+Plus, MultiDesk Deluxe, 
HotWire, CodeHead Utilities, Warp 9, Calligrapher, MaxiFile, Lookit & 
Popit, Avant Vector, MegaPaint, TOS Extension Card, etc.) 





Computer STudio 
Visit a ’real’ Atari Dealership in the mall (Atari computer systems, 
software and accessories) 





DMC Publishing 
Desktop Publishing System Solultions (Calamus/SL, PKS Write, Outline 
Art, Invision Elite, tms Cranach Studio, etc.) 











GEnieLamp/GEnie 
Telecommunications and Electronic Publishing 








Magic Software 
Entertainment Software (New products unveiling!) 





Missionware Software 
(Flash II, lottODDS, Printer Initializer, etc.) 


Showtimes are 10am - 6pm on Saturday, and noon-5pm on Sunday. Seminar 
sessions will be scheduled throughout the show. 


Since this year’s show coincides with Asheville’s annual Bele Chere 
Street Festival, we are not having a Saturday evening banquet, but are 
instead encouraging guests to hop the shuttle bus at the front entrance 
of the mall and spend Saturday evening downtown enjoying the outdoor 
festivities (live entertainment, food booths of all types, dancing, 
ete.).. 


Advance registration is only $3, or $4 at the door. Additional 
information about the show and Asheville’s Bele Chere festival will be 
mailed to all who pre-register in advance. Door prize winners will also 
be selected from registered guests. Advance registration checks should 
made out to "COMPUTER STUDIO" and mailed to: 


























Computer STudio 

Westgate Shopping Center 

40 Westgate Parkway - Suite D 
Asheville, NC 28806 


For additional information, please contact either: 

















Sheldon Winick Cliff Allen, Show Coord. 
GEnie: S.WINICK GEnie: C.ALLEN17 

Computer STudio Internet: CALLEN@UNCA.EDU 
Westgate Shopping Center phone: (704) 258-3758 





40 Westgate Parkway - Suite D 
Asheville, NC 28806 
(704) 251-0201 





or the Blue Ridge AtariFest topic on GEnie (Atari Roundtable, 
Category 11, Topic 13). 


DMC SPECIAL OFFER! 
Press Releas 










































































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2800 JOHN STREET, UNIT #10 TEL: (416) 479-1880 
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DMC IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE A SPECIAL OFFER FOR ALL THOSE DESKTOP 
PUBLISHING WITH PAGESTREAM ON THE ATARI PLATFORM! ! 



































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In conversations held on both GEnie and Delphi, we have been approached 
to offer existing Pagestream customers the ability to upgrade to Calamus 
SL. As many of you are aware, we have long-since made available Calamus 
1.09N to anyone that owns any other existing desktop publishing software 
on the Atari. It became clear that it was time to broaden that offer 
slightly to include the option of upgrading directly to Calamus SL from 
Pagestream. 

















Specifically, I am pleased to announce that effective immediately, DMC 
Publishing will offer those of you that currently own Pagestream 2.0 and 
above, the option of also obtaining Calamus SL. You keep your copy of 
Pagestream, while expanding your possibilities with Calamus SL. 





Our thousands of Calamus customers worldwide, continue to insure that 
the Atari version is improved, that new modules are added and that we 
persist in pushing the envelope on the Atari platform. And yes, Calamus 
SL is Atari Falcon030 compatible. 


If you choose to participate in the DMC upgrade offer, you will receive 
a complete package of Calamus SL, be automatically fully registered and 
eligible for any and all future upgrades. 








This offer will run until August 31, 1993 so order your copy of Calamus 
SL today. You will be really pleased that you did. 





*** UPGRADE OFFER *** 











Pagestream 2.0 and above to Calamus SL for only US $200.00 


Simply put, I am offering you the exact same upgrade price that I 


offered to my own Calamus customers. I think you'll agree that I cannot 
do better than that. Please take advantage of our offer. You will not 
be sorry. 


To place your order, send DMC a photocopy by mail or fax of your 
original Pagestream program disks, your name, address, telephone number 
and a listing of the computer equipment that you own, PLUS the upgrade 
fee of US $200.00, $250.00 CDN. and $10.00 for shipping and insurance, 
within the United States and Canada only. Payment made be made by Visa, 
Mastercard or Money Order. 


Note: DMC recognizes that you can become comfortable using a program. 
Further, we acknowledge that there are many excellent features in 
Pagestream which may be of value to you. We do not ask you to trade in 
your original disks. Use them both. You'll never look back! 


Here’s what you get: 
Calamus SL 
As was anticipated, the new modular design of Calamus SL has become the 


centre of a powerful and ever-expanding universe of desktop publishing 
tools. 





We are proud to include our Macro Keyboard Template, free! Done under 
the auspices of our USER to USER TIPS program, Mike Valent’s 
contribution - 250 key bindings - has been produced to sit above your 
keyboard. It will be included, at no charge, with your Calamus SL 
order. 








Our Printer Driver Generator is also included, at no charge. 


As a Calamus SL owner, you will be able to purchase modules to suit your 
specific needs. Development continues on many additional modules. 





WYNIWYG — "What You Need Is What You Get" 


DMC brings "WYNIWYG" to desktop publishing. The modular concept means 
that you purchase exactly what you need today, with the knowledge that 
additional modules are available when you require them. Your choice is 





now easier and more economical, since you will be purchasing specialized 
modules, rather than entire packages. 


The standard Calamus SL upgrade package contains: with twelve standard 
modules: 


NO 











E: The above, along with the main Calamus SL shell, contains over 


1,000 features! 


For those of you familiar with Calamus 1.09N, new features and powerful 
enhancements from Calamus 1.09 to Calamus SL include: 











Above all else, the ability to accept modules, internal or third 
party. 





The ability to process and pre-process large passages of text with 
speed and precision. 





Extended raster control with freely definable raster angles and 
widths. Intensity and contrast can now be corrected, while an 
integral histogram allows you to optimize an image for your output 
device. 

The PKS-Write Module provides standard wordprocessing functions plus 
the ability to edit layout information. 





The addition of Cache and Virtual Memory speeds up and extends 
memory-—dependent functions. 


Create hundreds of macros, each assigned to a definable key binding 
which can be saved and automatically installed in each work session. 


Open up to seven documents at a time. 

Cut & paste to our new scrolling clipboard. 
Create and assign master pages (style sheets). 
Create and save text style lists. 


Expand, compress and skew text. 





Rotate and mirror frames, including group frames. 

Control frame placement and size to (7) seven decimal places. 
Print parts of pages (tiling). 

Define more than 16 million colours and save in colour lists. 
Set units of measurement for pages, fonts and lines. 


Choose from three frame display modes: Transparent, Opaque and 
Inverse. 


Align frames to other frames. 


|!| Define vertical alignment settings. 


Currently, more than a dozen modules and scores of drivers are available 
for use with Calamus SL. We will publicize the availability of new 
modules, drivers and upgrades through our normal Customer Support 
channels, as well as through periodic mailings to our registered users. 





OPTIONAL MODULES 





Here is a sampling of some of the external modules optionally available: 


COLOR SEPARATION 
Our color separation module allows you to define separation filters, 
including the definition of undercolor removal (UCR) and adornment (spot 


























color). This module allows the use of CYMK, CMY and IHS systems, as 
well as the capability to support new systems such as FOCOLTONE. You 
must own this module to print in color. Your cost is US $50.00 or CDN 


$60.00. 























SPEED-LINE AUTOTRACER 

Speed-Line provides monochrome autotracing in Calamus, converting 
illustrations to vector graphics. It automatically creates vectors, 
utilizing Bezier curves, lines and areas. The simplified user interface 
offers several optimizing functions to enable you to define line, angle 
and pixel correction together with conversion options for B'zier curves 
and line art. The Speed-Line Autotracer converts a raster graphic to a 
vector graphic within seconds. This can then be modified by any of the 
existing Calamus drawings tools, particularly those contained in the 
Vector Graphic module. Your cost is US $50.00 or CDN $60.00. 














VECTOR GRAPHIC MODULI 
Our Vector Graphic Module allows the creation and editing of monochrome 
or color vector graphics, editing of polylines for irregular text flow 
and much more. See snap shots of the many features below. This is the 
perfect modular tool for editing autotraced graphics. You can join sub- 
paths, distort and freely rotate all elements or even apply different 
colous to every vector graphic part, including those created in Outline 
Art. This module goes hand in hand with Speed-Line. Your cost is US 
$100.00 or CDN $125.00. 





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DATAFORMER 
|!| The Dataformer module comes in two parts: Dataformer Raster and 
Dataformer Vector. As the name implies, each part works on the 





respective type of frames. The essential use of Dataformer is to 
convert Calamus graphic frames or pages to other file formats for 
export. 


|!| Dataformer Raster will export to Degas (PI?), Doodle (PIC), 

NeoChrome (NEO), STAD (PAC), GEM Image (IMG), Enhanced Simplex 
(ESM), Block (BLK), PC Paintbrush (PCX), IFF|ILBM (IFF), TIFF (TIF), 
Targa (TGA), Calamus (CRG), and GIF87a (GIF). 














|!| Dataformer Vector will export to Calamus (CVG), GEM Metafile (GEM), 
Autocad (DXF), HPGL Plotfile (PLT), PostScript (PS) and Encapsulated 
PostScript (EPS). 

















|!| Dataformer has an array of options that are specific to each export 
file type. In all formats the output can be frame or full page 
size. The graphic can be exported according to the original size or 
according to a user-selectable size including A5, A4, A3, B5. 


|!| In some file formats, there are choices of saving with Monochrome, 
Grayscale or Color; in others you can specify ALL or STANDARD (VDI) 
colors and FILLED or OUTLINED fill patterns. 








|!| There are also options to save 1-, 4- and 8- bit grayscale or 8- and 
24/32-bit color. 





|!| For PostScript files, the options include FILLED or EMPTY fills and 
you may choose to save an image with the file. For EPS you may 
choose to attach a TIFF with the converted file. Your cost is US 
$100.00 or CDN $125.00. (Note: At this time not all frame types 
convert 100% successfully to PS or EPS.) 














MOUNT 

Mount is a newcomer to the array of Calamus SL modules. Mount allows 
the user to print more than one page on each sheet of printed paper. 
Paper sizes must be two or four times the size of the working page 
format. For example, if you are working on half-size pages (5.5 x 8.5) 
you could use Mount to print two pages on each piece of letter size 
paper. You can also print multiple copies. 


The Mount module is "smart". It can collate and mount your pages 
automatically. For example, a 12 page booklet (half-size pages) can be 
printed in camera-ready order: 1/12, 2/11, 3/10, 4/9, 5/8, 6/7, thus 
eliminating the need to paste up your work. You can also choose to 
print consecutive pages or multiple pages on the printed page. Your 
cost is US $50.00 or CDN $60.00. 


BRUSH 
The Brush Module is a raster graphics editor that looks and works like 
any of the basic external modules. It has two command groups - the 
first allows you to select from a palette of 20 brush sizes and shapes, 
including one that is variable. The second command group accesses the 
same color table that is available in the other modules. This means you 
can now color your raster graphics! 








To use Brush, you must have a raster graphics frame selected. The frame 
must contain data from one of the Calamus import formats - IMG, STAD, 
NEO, PI?, PC?, RAW, CRG, CRD. Your cost is US $30.00 or CDN $35.00. 





There is much more available for the Calamus family of products. Our 
latest customer mailout was over 10 pages of product information, many 
of them new products or modules just released. For further information, 
please do not hesitate to contact us. Place your order now. 








Sincerely 
Nathan Potechin 
President - DMC Publishing 








CLIP-ART AND IMAGE VENDORS 
Cross Platform Information 





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3G Graphics, Inc. 800 456-0234 U.S. & Canada Orders 
114 Second Avenue, South, Suite 104 206 774-3518 
Edmonds, WA 98020 Fax 206 771-8975 








EPS Images With Impact, separable complete components; some human 
figures with repositionable limbs. $99.95 - $189.95, CD-ROM $499.95 


ARRO International 201 746-9620 
P.O. Box 167 Fax 201 509-0728 
Montclair, NJ 07042 613 591-1406 Canada 


Fax 613 591-3642 Canada 








ARROGLYPHS Environment Collection: pollution, recycling, life on Earth 
EPS, black and white, 200 images editable to 400+, Mac & PC. Brochure 
Environment 1 Sampler U.S. $10 





Artbeats 800 444-9392 
Box 1287 503 863-4429 
Myrtle Creek, OR 97457 


Background collection (Marble & Granite, ???), 40 high-resolution and 40 
medium-resolution color images CD-ROM $349. Special laser printer 
images on 3.5" disks $99.95 


ArtRight Software Corporation 
1130 Morrison Drive 613 820-1000 
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K2H 9N6 Fax 613 820-2651 


EPS and other 





Baseline Publishing 
1770 Moriah Woods Blvd., #14 901-682-9676 (voice) 
Memphis, TN 38117-7118 901-682-9691 (fax) 


FM Waves 400 dpi TIFF cartoons, several subjects 


CsA Rar ING. 800 288-7585 
7009 Kingsbury 314 721-6305 
St. Louis, MO 63130 Fax 863-7212 





CLIPables: The EPS Graphics Library. Over 1400 images, 18 major topic 
areas, Mac/IBM, 3-1/2" diskette and CDROM; $39.95 per topic, $299.95. 


Dream Maker Software 800 876-5665 
925 W Kenyon Aveue, Ste 16 303-762-1001 
Englewood, CO 80110 Fax 303 762-0762 














Cliptures EPS Electronic Clip Art, Mac & IBM 





Dynamic Graphics, Inc. 800 255-8800 
6000 N. Forest Park Dr. 309 688-8800 
P.O. Box 1901 Fax 309 688-3075 


Peoria, IL 61656-1901 


Subscription art service. Clipper (paper) $32.50/month + s&h 70 camera- 
ready images on paper; layout, copy, and design ideas; Clip Bits 





magazine of layout and design; pictorial index. Electronic Clipper 
$67.50/month + s&h Mac 800K, PC 3.5"/5.25" diskettes; 60% TIFF, 40% EPS, 
some layered); Options, monthly supplement of electronic how to tips & 
ideas; imageQUEST electronic indexing system; printed pictorial index. 
Electronic Clipper CD-ROM $67.50/month. Each subscription includes 
custom storage binder, 5-year Clipper index to select and order low-cost 
camera-ready from entire library DeskTop Art, EPS 























Image Club Graphics, Inc. 800 661-9410 orders 
1902 Eleventh Street Southeast, 403 262-8008 

Suite 1902 Fax 403 261-7013 
Alberta, Canada T2G 3G2 CIS- 7256072323 





24 volumes of DigitArt EPS Clipart; PS & TT fonts. CD-ROM of unlockable 
fonts and images $99 (includes $400 credit). 





Innovation Advertising & Design 800 255-0562 
41 Mansfield Avenue 802 879-1164 
Essex Jct., VT 05452 Fax 802 878-1768 





EPS for Mac or IBM; logos and trademarks, other; CD-ROM available 


Islandview/MGI (Marketing Graphics, Inc) 


6502 Dickens Place 804 673-5601 
Richmond, VA 23230 Fax 804 285-7822 
4401 Dominion Blvd., Ste 210 804 747-6991 


Glen Allen, VA 23060 


PicturePak, CGM, PCX, color and black and white, $59.95? per pak. 


Letraset 800 343-8973 


Fontek DesignFonts. PS Type 1 and TrueType fonts for both PC & Mac; six 
collections, 75-100 images, $89.95 each. 


Masterclip Graphics, Inc. 800 899-4448 
5201 Ravenswood Road, Ste 111 305 983-7440 
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 Fax 305 967-9452 


CGM, SYM/SY3 (Harvard Graphics?) 


MediClip 800 998-8705 
310 315-3470 





Medical anatomy and art library for Mac or IBM, EPS & other major 


formats. $99 per volume of 100 images, save on multiple volume 
purchase. 
Metro ImageBase, Inc. 800-525-1552 


18623 Ventura Blvd, Ste 210 
Tarzana, CA 91356 





EPS?, Mac and IBM. 18 categories, 100 or more per package, $74.95 per 
package. 2,000 image CD-ROM $149.95 


Cartesia (formerly MicroMaps Software) 800 334-4291 
P.O. Box 757 609 397-1611 
5 South Main Street Fax 609 397-5724 


Lambertville, NJ 08530 





IBM: EPS, CGM, PCX; Mac: EPS, Pict, Paint; NeXt: EPS. MapArt EPS, 4 
world maps, 12 world regions, 25 countries with states and provinces 
$179. Global Perspectives 18 globes $49. U.S. by County, 50 state maps 
$99. 25 U.S. Metro area maps $49 ea, all $299. High Detail country 
maps, by region $49, 12 megions $299. 











New Vision Technologies 
38 Auriga Drive, Unit 13 613 727-8184 
Nepean, Ontario, Canada K2E 8A5 Fax 613 727-8190 





Presentation Task Force clip art, 3,500 color CGM images $199 U.S. 








One Mile Up 800 258-5280 

7011 Evergreen Court 703 642-1177 

Annandale, VA 22003 Fax 703 642-9088 

7 collections, Federal, military, aerospace, EPS. Free brochure 
Soft-Logik Publishing Corporation 800 829-8608 

11131F South Towne Square 314 894-8068 

St. Louis, MO 63123 Fax 314 894-3280 


The currently available volumes are: 3D Flags of the World (Mac, PC, 

Amiga) (Illustrator 88 EPS): 190+ international flags. Amiga Computer 
Art (Amiga only) (Illustrator 3 EPS): 75 Amiga computer and peripheral 
illustrations. 











Coming in June: Real Computer Art (Mac, PC) (Illustrator 3 EPS): 75 Mac 
and PC computer and pheripheral illustrations. 








Coming soon: Real Technology Art (Mac, PC, Amiga) (Illustrator 3 EPS): 
75 illustrations of office equipment and other equipment. 


RT Computer Graphics 800 245-7824 
602 San Juan de Rio 505 891-1600 
Rio Rancho, NM 87124 Fax 505 891-1350 


Santa Fe Collection, Native American & Southwest Clip Art for Mac & PC 
500 EPS Images $129, 125 EPS Borders $99, Both $179, with Santa Fe font, 
EPS slide viewer, mousepad, free s&h, Free brochure. EPS Sampler $15 














Taco Clipart Company 1-800-233-TACO (8226) voice/fax 
1208 Howard Street 
Omaha, Nebraska 68102 





Taco Clipart Company supplies custom clipart in formats for PC and 





Macintosh. Macintosh images available are AI, EPS (illustrator), TIFF 
bitmap, and rasterized EPS. PC bitmap formats available are TIFF, PCX, 
BMP, TGA, GIF; vector formats are CDR, DRW, AI, WPG, CGM, DXF, GEM, GRF. 
(Coreldraw, Designer, Illustrator, WordPerfect Presentations, Computer 
Graphics Metafile, AutoCad, Micrografx Graph). Taco Clipart Company 
also supplies interface designs and ICO and BMP buttons to Windows 
Software Developers. Packages available in Vector and Bitmap formats: 
European Landmarks Collection, Business Collection, Ethnic Business 
Collection 1, Ethnic Business Collection 2, Ethnic Business Collection 
3, Holiday Collection, Relaxation Collection, Food Collection, Icon 
Collection, Misc Collection, Cellular Industry Collection, Factory 
Collection, Money Collection, Court Related Collection, Animals 
Collection, Hands Doing Things Collection, Pizza Collection, Background 
Collection, Aquaculture and Fish Collection, Compuserve "You asked for 
it, you got it". $39.95 base price, added charges include electronic 
delivery through Compuserve Mail which we basically pass the surcharge 
on if over $2.00 for us. Taco also has an extensive collection of 
Public Domain images that range from borders to shovels to landscapes, 
to exotic people. Taco supplies clipart collections to Software 
Companies as an added value product, therefore many times, if a person 
is looking for a particular image, Taco will send free if easy to 
create. A newly created collection custom made for a customer costs 
$212.00 for about 20 images. 































































































T/Maker Company 800 395-0195 orders 
1390 Villa Street 415 962-0195 
Mountain View, CA 94041 Fax 415-962-0201 





EPS ClickArt collections, packages of varied numbers of images $129.95. 
Color Graphics for Presentations WMF, EPS, PICT2 $149.95. Bitmapped 
ClickArt collections (72 dpi, MacPaint, PCX) $59.95. 





TechPool Studios 800 777-8930 
1463 Warrensville Center Road 216 291-1922 
Cleveland OH 44121 Fax 216 382-1915 


LifeART Collections - over 2000 medical and health images, full color & 
black & white professional medical illustrations. Anatomy, Emergency, 
Super Anatomy, Health Care, Dental Format not stated in ad, however, 
TechPool Software, 216-382-1234, publishes Transverter and Transverter 
Pro, and provides, per ad in June 98 Publish Magazine, a "free file 
translation " utility" which "provides files for all Windows, Macintosh 
& DOS graphics applications." $89 for 150 images 

















Totem Graphics Inc. 
6200-F Capitol Blvd. 206 352-1851 
Tumwater, WA 98501-5288 Fax 206 352-2554 





18 Collections, high-resolution color bitmap art, Free brochure 





Volk Clip Art 800 227-7048 

P.O. Box 347 

Washington, IL 61571-0347 Fax 309 688-5873 

Paper clip art by subscription; Clip art books -- 4/month or 48/year, 


each a complete subject category with a variety of art on one popular 


theme; strong on everyday siutations of people of all ages, at home, at 
work, at play. 











INDEPENDENT ASSOCIATION OF ATARI DEVELOPERS 
Member Listing - June 1, 1993 






























































The IAAD is an organization of third-party hardware and software 
developers supporting the Atari ST family of computers. Unique in the 
industry, the IAAD works to provide its membership with help in 
marketing, packaging, technical matters, and other issues of interest to 
third-party commercial developers. This listing has been prepared to 
familiarize the public with our members and some of their products. We 
hope you will find it useful. 











Each entry has the following format (when applicable): 


Member Name 
Company Name 
Mailing Address 
Phone(s) 
Product Names 





The listing is provided below in ASCII format. An additional file is 
available in CardFile format. Please note that the product listing is 
not comprehensive nor detailed, and new products are continually 
released. Please feel free to contact individual members for 
information about their listed products. For more information about the 
IAAD, contact any Board Member. 








IAAD Board Members: 


Dorothy A Brumleve, President 
James C Allen 

Nathan Potechin 

Nevin Shalit 

Chet Walters 





Member Listing: 


James C Allen FAST Technology 
14 Lovejoy Road 
Andover MA 01810 USA 508 475 3810 (fax) 508 475 3810 


Turbo25/TinyTurbo030/Turbo030/TurboRAM 


Albert Baggetta Baggetta_Ware 

P.O. Box 759 

Agawam MA 01001 USA 

Eliemouse Complimentary Coloring Book/The Comic Book Collector/The 
Mis-Adventures of Eliemouse/Shakespeare: The Sonnets 














Judith Baumgardner Anthill Industries 
P.O. Box 361 
Mt. Vernon OH 43050-9998 USA 614 393 1524 





David Beckemeyer Beckemeyer Development Tools 


P.O. Box 21575 
Oakland CA 94620 USA 510 530 0451 (fax) 510 530 9637 
Hard Disk Sentry/Hard Disk Toolkit/SCSI Tape Kit 


Robert M Birmingham 
13630 SW 101 Lane 
Miami FL 33186-2814 USA 305 385 1942 





Dorothy A Brumleve D.A. Brumleve 
P.O. Box 4195 
Urbana IL 61801-8820 USA 217 367 9084 (fax) 217 33%) L93 


Kidpublisher Professional/Super Kidgrid/Kidpainter/Multiplay/Telegram/ 
Creative Discovery Packet/Learning Games Packet 


John Buckner SuperSoft 

731 North Clinton 

Grand Ledge MI 48837 USA 517 627 6965 

TeleView Tele/TeleView BBS/D.A.M.1I./The Fisherman 








John Cole 

Lee Seiler 

John Stanford Lexicor 

1726 Francisco Street 

Berkeley CA 94703 USA 510 848 7621 (fax) 510 848 7613 


Chronos-3D/Prism Paint/Phoenix Object Render/CyberColor/Prism Render/ 
Genesis 


Jim Collins chro_MAGIC Software Innovations 
516 North Jackson 
Joplin MO 64801 USA 417 623 7393 





Guitaristics/Pianistics/Pianistics Encyclopedia/Pianistics Professor 





Phil Comeau Wintertree Software Inc. 
43 Rueter Street 
Nepean ON K2J 329 Canada 613 596 1575 (fax Attn) 613 825 6721 





The GramSlam Grammar and Style Checker/Grammar Expert/Spelling Sentry 


Brad Cox Barefoot Software 
19865 Covellow Street 
Canoga Park CA 91306 USA 818 727 0632 (fax) 818 727 7143 




















SMPTETrack/EditTrack/GenEdit/EZ Scoret+/Hybriswitch 





Manfred Doewich Cybercube Research Ltd. 
126 Grenadier Crescent 
Thornhill ON L4J 7V7 Canada 416 886 3261 (fax) 416 882 0294 


CyReL SUNRISE M16-1280 True Color High Resolution Graphics Card/CyReL 
SERENADE M16-1280 True Color High Resolution Graphics Card/CyReL 
VidiMix8 Desktop Video Module/CyReL Serial Mouse Manager/CyRel Palette 
Master 























Paul Dube Elan Software 

550 Boul. Charest Est 

P.O. Box 30232 

Quebec G1K 8Y2 Canada 418 683 9189 (fax) 418 692 0565 
Solutions 








John Eidsvoog 

Charles Johnson CodeHead Technologies 

P.O. Box 74090 

Los Angeles CA 90004 USA 213 386 5789 (fax) 213 386 5735 


G+Plus/MultiDesk Deluxe/HotWire/CodeKeys/CodeHead Utilities/Warp 9/ 
Calligrapher/MaxiFile/Lookit & Popit/MIDIMax/MIDI Spy/Avant Vector/ 
MegaPaint/Cherry Fonts/Genus Font Editor/TOS Extension Card 























Robert Engberson Compo 
104 Esplanade Avenue Suite 121 
Pacifica CA 94044 USA 415 355 0869 (fax) 415 355 0862 


That’s Write/Write On/C-Font/CompoScript/That’s Address/Musicom/PC 
Speed/AT Speed/AT Speed C16 





Lauren Flanagan-Sellers Goldleaf Publishing Inc. 
700 Larkspur Landing Circle Suite 199 

Larkspur CA 94939 USA 415 257 3515 

WordFlair II 


Rick Flashman 








Dan Wilga Gribnif Software 
POs Box T79 
Northampton MA 01061 USA 413 247 5622 (fax) 413 247 5620 


NeoDesk 3/NeoDesk CLI/STalker 3/STeno/XBoot/CardFile 4/Convector 
Professional/Arabesque Professional/XBoot III/Crazy Dots 8/Crazy Dots 
15 





David Fletcher Ditek International 

2800 John Street Unit 15 

Markham ON L3R 0E2 Canada 416 479 1882 (fax) 416 479 1990 
DynaCADD 


George Geczy 





David Thompson JMG Software International, Inc. 

892 Upper James Street 

Hamilton ON L9C 3A5 Canada 416 575 0283 (fax) 416. 5.7.5: 3201 
HyperLINK 

Tyson T Gill GT Software 


12114 Kirton Avenue 

Cleveland OH 44135-3612 USA 216 252 4272 
CardFile (distr. by Gribnif) 

Tom Harker 
Doug Wheeler 





Hans-Peter Labude ECD: -IAG 
1220 Rock Street 
Rockford IL 61101 USA 815 968 6888 (fax) 815 968 2228 





The Link/AdSCSI Micro ST/AdSCSI ST/AdSCSI Plus ST/AdSpeed ST/AdSpeed 
STe/FA-ST Hard Drive Kit/FA-ST Tape Backup/Cleanup ST/ICD Professional 
Hard Drive Utilities/ICD Tape Backup Software/Advantage Micro ST/ 
Advantage ST/Advantage Plus ST/STHA/Personal Pascal 








Doug Harrison 

P.O. Box 66236 

Baton Rouge LA 70806-6236 USA 

Opus (shareware) /Lookit & Popit (distr. by CodeHead) 





Craig Harvey Clear Thinking 
2753 Plymouth Road Suite 137 
Ann Arbor MI 48105 USA 313 971 6035 (bbs) 313 971 8671 


EdHak/Metapsychology Primer 








Harlan Hugh Power Thought Software 


116 Sumach Street 
Toronto ON M5A 3J9 Canada 416 594 9355 (fax) 416 594 9355 
INVISION Elite (distr. by DMC) 





John ’Hutch’ Hutchinson Fair Dinkum Technologies 

P.O. Box 2 

Los Alamos NM 87544 USA 505 662 7236 

CrossWord Creator II/Word Search Creator/Cryptographer/InfoDisk/ 
Cyberdrome: The Hoverjet Simulator/Puzzle Pack 


Gene Kane Xerox Corp 
101 Continental Blvd. M/S ESC1-257 
El Segundo CA 90245 USA 31.07°33:3'27/07 
Printer Drivers For Xerox Printers 





Deron Kazmaier 

Mark Wetzel Soft-Logik Publishing 

P.O. Box 510589 

St. Louis MO 63151-0589 USA 314 894 8608 or 800 892 8608 
PageStream/ImageClub Clip Art/ImageClub Fonts/Business Forms 


Alex Kiernan 

David Link 

Dave Nutkins HiSoft 
The Old School 

Greenfield Bedford MK45 5DE 
+44 525 718181 
Devpac 3/HiSoft BASIC 2/Lattice C/HighSpeed Pascal/FTL Modula-2/WERCS/ 
Harlekin 2/HiSoft C/ProFlight/K-Spread/K-Comm/K-Word/K-Data (HiSoft 
products distr. by Oregon Research Associates) 








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England +44 525 713716 (fax) 

















Gregory J Kopchak It’s All Relative 

2233 Keevan Lane 

Florisant MO 63031 USA 314 831 9482 

It’s All Relative/BookMaker/Forecaster3/AbbreviatorST/PhotoCD Conversion 

















Marshall Lake TEAM Software 
P.O. Box 7332 
Washington DC 20044-7332 USA 703 538 4598 (fax) 703 533 2132 


A Day at the Races/A Day at the Races Companion/3 Days at Gettysburg 


Bob Luneski Oregon Research Associates 
16200 S.W. Pacific Highway Suite 162 
Tigard OR 97224 USA 503 624 2940 (fax) 503 620 4919 


Diamond Back II/Diamond Edge/Knife ST/Ultimate Virus Killer/DevPacST 3/ 
DevPacTT/HiSoft BASIC 2/Lattice C 5.5/HiSoft C/HighSpeed Pascal/FTL 
Modula-2/Tempus 2/WERCS/Harlekin 2/True Paint/ProFlight 








Henry Murphy 





Carl Stanford MS Design 
611 West Illinois Street 
Urbana IL 61801 USA 217 351 6412 (fax) 217 384 8469 


FontPak 1 & 2/Wheeler Quick Art CD-ROM/Wheeler Quick Art Image Disks 


Tom Nielsen eSTeem, inc. 
72 Shades Crest Road 

Hoover AL 35226-1014 USA 205 987 9208 
eSTeem PILOT 


Mark T O’Bryan Paradigm Software Products 


1369 Concord Place Suite 3-B 
Kalamazoo MI 49009-2201 USA 616 372 5972 
Omni-Banker ST 


W. David Parks Dr. Bobware / Wizworks! 
P.O. Box 45 
Girard OH 44420 USA 216 539 5623 


ScanLite/MVG: MultiViewer Graphica/MVG Modules Disks 1, 2, & 3 





Frank Pawlowski Straight Edge Software 

P.O. Box 6407 

Nashua NH 03061 USA 603 672 8150 

FPPRINT/OutBurST! 

William Penner Medical Designs Software 

3235 Wright Avenue 

Bremerton WA 98310 USA 206 479 2157 (bbs) 206 373 4840 





ECTStat/IOLCALC/MultiWriter/SERIALFX 








Mario Perdue M.P. Graphics Systems 
P.O. Box 501289 
Indianapolis IN 46250-6289 USA 317 335 3775 








Noids-II 

Nathan Potechin DMC Publishing 

2800 John Street Unit 10 

Markham ON L3R OE2 Canada 416 479 1882 (fax) 416 479 1880 
Calamus 1.09N/Calamus SL & modules/Calamus Font Editor/The Guide to 











Calamus Desktop Publishing/Outline Art/INVISION Elite 





Roger Richards Synergy Resources 
754 N. Bolten Avenue 
Indianapolis IN 46219 USA 317 231 4158 (fax) 317 356 6946 


GEMvelope!/SynthView DW-8000/SynthView K1 





George Richardson Merlin Group, Inc. 

96 Hoyt Street 

Kearny NJ 07032-3311 USA 201 998 0932 (fax) 201 998 4441 
Tony Ridley Canoe Computers 


11006 150 Street 
Edmonton AB T5P 1S1 Canada 403 487 6838 
FrankenSTein/Warp 16 Accelerator/Tiny Ram 








Chris Roberts DragonWare Software Inc. 
P.O. Box 1719 
Havre MT 59501-1719 USA 406 265 7300 

G Man/Satellite Locator ST/Smoke Art/Dragon Battery/Battery.ACC/Omikron 
Basic/FreeWay/DBRS ST/D_Graph ST 








Eric Rosenquist Strata Software 
94 Rowe Drive 
Kanata ON K2L 3Y9 Canada 613 591 1922 (fax) 613 591 1922 


STalker & STeno (distr. by Gribnif) 


Nevin Shalit Step Ahead Software, Inc. 
496-A Hudson Street Suite F39 

New York City NY 10014 USA 212 627 5830 
TrackerST/Tracker For Windows 


David M Small Gadgets by Small, Inc. 

40 West Littleton Blvd. #210-211 

Littleton CO 80120 USA 303 791 0253 (fax) 303 791 6098 
Spectre GCR 








Charles Smeton NewSTar Technology Management 
P.O. Box 122 
Columbia MD 21045-0122 USA 410 544 1329 (fax) 410 544 6943 


The STraight FAX! 


Josh Snyder Cali-Co. Superior Software 
P.O. Box 9873 
Madison WI 53715 USA 608 255 6523 


Mah-Jong Solitaire 


Gene F Sothan Sothan Software 

9395 North Wall 

Portland OR 97203 USA 503 283 4566 

IB Harddisk Backup and Restore/Autosort/Writeboot 


John Trautschold Missionware Software 
354 N. Winston Drive 

Palatine IL 60067-4132 USA 708 359 9565 
lottODDS/Printer Initializer/Flash II 











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Melinda Turcsanyi MUSICODE Software 
P.O. Box 1109 
Oakhurst CA 93644 USA 209 642 2380 





Clayton Walnum Taylor Ridge Books 

P.O. Box 78 

Manchester CT 06045 USA 203 643 9673 

C-manship Complete/ST Assembly Language Workshop/GFA Basic Toolkit/ 
VDI Quick Reference/AES Quick Reference/TRB Shareware Companion 





Chet Walters WizWorks! 
P.O. Box 45 
Girard OH 44420 USA 216 539 5623 


Image Cat/Mug Shot!/Coalesce Image Merger/Ma Hubbard’s Cupboard/Mug Shot 
Data 


Sterling K Webb SKWare One 

P.O. Box 277 

Bunker Hill IL 62014 USA 618 462 2171 (evenings) 
Seurat/ColorScan/Auto*Art/PS-2GDOS 





Norm Weinress Weinress Consulting 
3236 Velma Drive 

Los Angeles CA 90068 USA 213 876 7704 
D.E.K.A. 





James D Yegerlehner Apprentice Software 
22205 Swan Road 

South Lyon MI 48178 USA 313 437 0526 
Neural-network Construction Set 





THE UNABASHED ATARIOPHIL 
By Michael R. Burkley 








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I’m a bit behind in my reviews this week. I have 105 files which I’ve 
downloaded and not yet described for you. There’s not room in this 
article for 105 descriptions! So I think I’1l do some condensing of my 
reviews. Here’s an example: "All the recent .PCS pictures I’ve found 
(on Delphi and GEnie) are excellent! Get them if you like stunning 
color pictures on your ST/STE!;" and, "You already know that I think 
that any program David Becker writes is great. Well, he’s done it again 
with AGITATION, SEARCH ME 2, and Talking Mumbo Jumble (all on GEnie). 
Agitation is an amazingly difficult picture puzzle program, Search Me 2 
is a superb Word Search generator, and Talking Mumbo Jumble is a mixed- 









































up word puzzle that talks. Excellent!" "Albert Baggetta has released 
a new working demo of his Eliemouse Complementary Coloring Book v.7.0 
with an astounding list of fun features." "A new demo of ’Buttonz 
Awari’ from Majic Soft has been released. It stretches my mind, an 


excellent game." 


You might notice that I will often be telling where you can find the 
files I review. Often times you will be able to find a file in multiple 
places, but sometimes you can’t. I’ve been asked (thanks for the 
letters) to let people know where I find the files. Well, your wish is 
my command! 


Here’s just a sampling of the rest of the files I have (whew!)... 





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ALFRED_E is the Alfred_E (What, me worry?) German-English translation 
dictionary compiled by Mike Valent (dated May 1, 1993). It is designed 
to be used with GER2EN19.PRG or GER2EN21.PRG. This dictionary has a 
limited purpose: to make possible (I didn’t say easy) translation of 
German Atari related writings. This includes program documentation, on- 
disk magazine articles, and German .RSC file text. That’s how he 
compiled this file--by translating computer-related publications (which 
means that you have 500K of useful stuff here!). A good companion 
program to use with GER2EN19 (or 2.1, or now 3.0) is MULTLANG, the 
single word translator. Docs included (they tell you how to do the work 
of making your rough translation readable.). 



























































AQUADUCK is a .DLT animation by Kevin Fanning that demonstrates some of 
the advanced animation techniques which he has developed. This is an 
animation of an angel fish swimming around in an aquarium, trying to get 


out and not succeeding. So it tries something different! It changes 
into a duck and flies off! After a bit it returns to the water and 
changes back into an angel fish. It is very smooth, and quite good. 





= 


Color only. REQUIRES ANIMATE 3 or 4 program to view. GEnie. 

















ATAX by Tom Barker of Australia is a very nice vertically scrolling 
"Shoot’em up. You are a freedom fighter seeking to overthrow an 
oppressive dictatorship. You have a high-tech ship that you fly through 








various environments (ice craigs, jungles, columns, etc.) as you blast 
away at the bad guys. There are numerous levels (I haven’t gotten to 
the end yet!). Joystick controlled. Color only. This game now resides 





on a floppy to be used by my kids...and by me! STe compatible. 


AUD_CD20 is CD AUDIO v.2.0a by Nima Montaser (dated May 20, 1993) is an 
-ACC that allows you to play audio compact discs from a CD-ROM drive in 
the background while working at another GEM application (if you wish!). 
The code for the Sony DCU541 and the NEC machines is already included, 
but you can now enter the correct SCSI commands for your CD ROM player 








just by using a text editor (you have to know what they are though!). 
It will allow you to Play all, Choose the track to play, Pause, STop, 
and Eject your CD (gracefully, of course). 1 





This version has been 
improved with several functional and cosmetic changes. It is also now 
fully working, with an option to upgrade to a newer and even more 
powerful version on upgrading. GEM based, ST/TT MultiTOS compatible. 
This program will work in all resolutions. SHAREWARE. Docs included. 
GEnie. 























BLRMIDI2 is v.2 of a set of 41 MIDI files created by bud rasmussen. 
Bud’s a nice guy, and you can tell that he put a lot of feeling into 
these pieces. 














HEMTEX is a set of Tex Macros relating to printing out chemical 
ormulae using Tex. These files refer to specific reference works that 
don’t have available. I think it’s part of someones thesis. Even 
hough I’m usually interested in Chemistry-related materials, I’m not 
keeping this file. Delphi. 

















COCATGIF is the CO-CAT GIF Demo from Dr. Bobware (dated May 6, 1993). 
This is a working pre-release version of CO-CAT, the Cataloger for color 
graphic files and CVGs. This demo will allow you to catalog your color 
GIF files and print them out on your HP Laser or Desk Jet, or your Atari 
Laser printer at 3x4 or 4x6 images per page (or save it to an .IMG 
file). It works in any ST/TT resolution, ST-Falcon compatible. 2.5 meg 
of RAM recommended, and more is better. Co-Cat presently supports GIFs, 
SPCs, and PNTs, and in the future will support TIFs, TGAs, and BMPs. 
Docs included. 














DSP_ASM is a DSP56001 Assembler by Quinn Jensen (dated Dec. 14, 1991). 
It’s in English and I have no idea of how to use it! Delphi. 








DTMT101 is the DeskTracker MultiTask .ACC/.PRG v.1.01 by David Oakley 
(dated April 22, 1993). This .ACC for the STe/TT will allow you to play 
NoiseTracker modules in the background with an animated graphic display 
of the tune. It operates like a CD player allowing you to load, play, 
reset your tunes, set up a playlist, and more using the 3-D buttons or 
keyboard controls.. You can play at 6, 12, 25, or 50 KHz (50 KHz is 
only available on accelerated machines). This did a good job of playing 
in the background. While it slowed up my 8 MHz system (I’m getting my 
T-25 installed soon!) it was still possible to do other work. Docs 
included. SHAREWARE. I recommend this one. Delphi. 



































DUPFIND is the Duplicate File Finder v.1.08 by STeve of ///Reachout. If 
you have a Hard Drive you likely have duplicate copies of the same file 
scattered about. This program will allow you to scan all of your HD 
partitions at once and output your files to either the screen, a file, 
or the printer. (Z*Net BBS) 



































EDDA is a simple .ACC text editor by Passport Designs. It features cut, 

copy, paste, mouse control, print, search, and replace. SHAREWARE. 

ELVIS fans! There are four recent 300 dpi .IMG scans of Elvis on GEnie 
scans of pictures that is!). All the files are rather dark, but good 


( 
otherwise. 


FD327UD is a file that will update your FidoDoor files to v.3.2.7. By 
Bill Jones, FidoDoor is the door program that allows you to access 
Fidonet, and similar technology networks such as AtariNet, NeST, and 
others from your BBS. The update consists of making the program more 





compliant with FTS-001 standards and with JetMail v. 0.84beta and newer. 


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pictures called Mandelbrot and Julia 
very fast and only requires a 
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real time unpacking, this provides space for more 





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fractals. 











Turbo BBS, 


(MultiTOS compliant). 


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create those 


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v.3.0 of Carlos Va 
This program will 
h. 
you can add as many German/English words as will 
uld recommend ALFRED 
is program has been speeded up, 
gram is now compatible with Quick ST and 
luded automatic background music and the 
different fonts. This version doesn’t. 

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d but it does enough (about 70%) 
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a a very nice .MOD file, 
ics are included in a separate text file. 


) so I can enjoying listening to this as I type! 


"The Glory of Love" 





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ed by the mouse, 


(dated Summer, 





e I didn’t want them to be stacked. Color. STE 


hat you pass on this game. 


a demo of the GUI-4-GFA¢ Construction Kit 
END) by M.J.Matts (dated Oct. 11, 1992). 

of GFA v3.x routines which allow you to c 
nterfaces (3-D buttons, slider bars, all 

you own programs with the minimum of effort. 
Construction Kit program that allows you 
what you are doing!) create your own routines. 
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included. 





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1600 by 600 


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for use with 


English translator 
ke a German ASCII text and translate it 
German/English dictionary is over 550K in 


to easily 
This demo 
(moveable dialog 


scrolling 


(May 


fit on your 


a German/English dictionary by Mike 
a GEM interface is now used, 


A previous 


ability to display 


Color-+or 


still leaves some 
that you can do a lot of 
ST/STe/Mega 
560K uncompressed. 





from Karate Kid 
I’m using DTMT101 


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which makes control very difficult for me. 
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are so many excellent Tetris clones available I would 


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fomation included. 
ee JCLABL12 in the LABELS category. 
This file can be found on both Delphi and 








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Enie. 


For an example of the FrontEnd interface 
Color or mono. 


Docs 


demo for the Falcon030 that allows the Falcon to put out a 





resolution with 16 colors. 


It will display fifteen 320 by 


200 Neochrome pictures on your screen at one time! It requires an 
SC1224 color monitor. I wish I could see how this works, but I don’t 
have a Falcon--yet! Delphi and GEnie. 








INSIGNIA is really two files in one. The first is Insignia and the 
second it Tri_Mod v.2.5. The Insignia Tri-Sound Sequencer v.1.0NL by 
"Visible Perfexxion" and "Wiz" and "Mig" is a midi compatible (it also 
plays through your monitor speaker), three voice sequencer that allows 
you to edit and create sound files for use in your programs, or just for 




















plain fun. It allows you to mix samples and YM sounds (whatever they 
are!). Unfortunately, it is not STE compatible. Color only. Brief on- 
line docs. TriMod v.2.5 by Eagle of Sentry is a SHAREWARE program that 

















allows you to take your Tri-Sound music files and easily insert them 


into your games. This program is STE compatible, and allows you to 
convert the T 














Tri-Sound files so that they play through the STE DMA chip 
(upon which they don’t take up ANY processor time!). Since I’m not too 
musically oriented, I’m not too sure if I’ve gotten this description 
correct. If not, let me know! 590K uncompressed! Delphi. 





MAGI is a french program wich may make your games work on Falcon030. It 
allows you to control the Falcon030’s cache, cpu speed, STe DMA sound 
emulation, trap catching, and other goodies. If you set these to match 
older ST machines, software compatibility on the Falcon030 increases 
tremendously. Source code (.S) and English docs included. 2Z*Net BBS 








MGDPK212 is Mega Depack v.2.12 by Mike Watson (dated April 22, 1993). 
This .PRG/.ACC (just rename it) will uncompress/unpack just about any 
packed with a zillion different packers (actually 53 packers supported 
with 89 different file formats, including DC Squish, Pack Ice, Pompey 
Packer, PFX and MANY more). Mouse or command line controlled. Batch 
processing available. This is a very "intelligent" and versatile 
program which I highly recommend. Color or mono. TOS 1.0--Falcon 
compatible. SHAREWARE (I’ve registered). Docs included. GEnie. 





























MOUSE2 is a program from Germany (with Germany Docs) that will allow 
you to use a serial mouse with your Atari. 





MTQWK11C is the microTalk QWK-Reader v.1.10c by Wolfgang Zweygart (dated 
May 2, 1992). This program will allow you to read and reply to messages 
that you have downloaded from a BBS through a QWK compatible door such 
as Qmail for the PC & Turbo Board ST or Maxidoor for Forem. Message 
bases of your choice are scanned on the BBS, compressed and, after 
downloading the prepared QWK packet can be read and replied to offline, 
resulting in not only considerable savings both in time and costs, but 
also the added convenience of replying at leisure without the time 
constraints in force on most Bulletin Boards. The microTalk reader is 
feature packed, making full use of GEM and has such features as multiple 
windows, allowing instant movement from one message base to another, 
user defined Macro menu, standard block commands, Clipboard, full mouse 
or keyboard operation and much more. This version has corrected the 
bugs that were found in previous versions. Color or mono. Docs 
included. CodeHead BBS. 


























NH311GEM is NetHack v.3.1.1, the Graphical GEM version of this 
astoundingly detailed dungeon and dragons type game for Atari Computers 
by Warwick Allison. This port of NetHack 3.1.1 gives you full-color 
graphics, plus a completely GEM user interface. This game gives you 
16x16 pixel, 16 colour graphic icons for EVERY OBJECT IN THE GAME - 
that’s about 850 different icons. But that power comes with a price-- 
it only really works with 16 colors and at least 640 by 480 pixels. 















































That leaves most of us out (for now!). You need a TT, a Falcon, or a 
color board. You can run it in ST-medium to see the basic interface 
(but lose the detailed graphics), or in ST low to see the excellent 
color graphics (but lose the playability since the controls don’t fit on 
screen anymore). This version also requires a hard drive and at least 2 
Meg of RAM: the program itself is 1.15 meg, and the graphics consume 
350K. It is similar in style to ROGUE, but NetHack is much richer in 
character. The game includes multiple dungeons that branch off the main 
dungeon at different locations, monsters (who can read scrolls and cast 


























spells, wield weapons and fight!) and highly varied magic. The 
motivation in NetHack is to descend through the dungeon to find the 
Amulet of Yendor, then return to the surface. It’s not so 








straightforward as all that though. You have to complete all sorts of 
tasks in the various dungeons before you can undertake your main goal. 
As you travel you will meet various creatures (most of them nasty), find 
objects (some having magical properties), and experience many hazards in 
the dungeon itself. Docs included plus lots of helps files. Mouse and/ 
or keyboard controlled. If you want this file, but don’t have the 
equipment to run it check out NETHAK31, on GEnie and Delphi. That 
version, which doesn’t include the GEM interface and pictures, will run 
on any color or mono 1 meg machine. 2 meg uncompressed! GEnie. 


























NOFRILLS is the No Frills Label making program v.1.02 by Ron Weldin. No 
Frills is not a fancy label program. It is designed to get the job done 
as quickly and painlessly as possible. Most options are selected by a 
single key stroke. Although the program is Not GEM it does use the GEM 
File Selector to make it easier to load that file you just forgot the 
name of <smile>. You can create, edit, save, load, and print out your 


























label files (on a 9-pin printer), as well as several other options. ST- 
-Mega STe compatible (perhaps more, too). Unfortunately, this program 
is not compatible with UIS 3.3. Color or mono. Docs included. 


CodeHead BBS (I think Delphi and GEnie, too). 





NSP_DEMO is the No Second Prize motorcycle racing demo. It is an 
excellently playable demo. Mouse controlled, this demo allows you to 
race against computer opponents, select your race track, use automatic 














or manual transmissions on your bike, and more. I really like it. The 
animation is smooth and "realistic." The mouse control is not jumpy at 
all, and mouse sensitivity is adjustable. This looks like a winner of a 





racing game. Docs included. Color only. At least one Meg RAM required. 
STe compatible. GEnie. 








NVRAM1_1 is a .CPX by Richard Short that allows you to easily configure 
the NV-RAMS of your Falcon or TT. It also contains a utility to restore 
your original configuration. SHAREWARE. German docs (see GER2EN30 for 
a translation utility). 


























PAULA22A is Paula v.2.2a (dated Feb. 20, 1992) by Pascal Fellerich (one 
of the authors of TURBOASS, a fast Assembler). This .ACC is an Amiga- 
MOD-file-player for the Atari TT & STE. Paula doesn’t claim to be the 
only or the fastest MOD player available forthe Atari, but it certainly 
is one of the best. It has an excellent GEM interface along with a 
Large number of features. Updated to make the program even more Falcon 
compatible. This file also includes a utility that allows you to "fix" 
some damaged .MOD files. Normally Paula is only usable on STe or T 
machines, but this archive includes PETRA by Christian Limpach. Petra 
v.1.0 (dated Aug. 20, 1992) is a software sound driver which allows all 
ST’s (the program docs say ALL ST’s while the uploader said TOS 1.4 and 
above) which don’t have DMA sound to still run Paula. Just trust me on 
this one. If you want to listen to .MOD files just get this program. 
























































Color or mono. 


RAYSH402 is Rayshade 4.0.2 compiled for 
also have a C pre-processor called cpp for t 
capable Ray Tracing and animation program. 

Delphi. 


included. 


RUNLOW10 is Run Low v.1.0 by Anthony Watson of Mountain Softwa 
author of The Recipe Box and other fine programs). 


Docs included. 


SHAR 








EWARE. 


GEnie. 








the A 





his to work). 





tari TT and MiNT 
Rays 
Example files and 


(you must 
hade is a 
TEX docs 








re (the 


Run Low lets you run 


low resolution programs directly from the medium resolution desktop! 
run approximately 70% to 80% of your low resolution 





Run Low will 
programs. 
Dialogs, 

which avoids 








your current desktop col 
When you leave your program, 


restores you 
included. 





SCOOK212 is 


I’m not really too sure of what this CPX does. 
it will list the 
you their contents. 


doc file that 


tell 
(Falcon?). 





SPOFLT26 is 


Stuart Denman 


author, the 
display 256 
tens 
contrast in 





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but those that use the A 
generally don’t work too well. 
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with Run Low. 





Run 


Any program 
Low saves 





ors, switches to low rez, and runs your program. 
Run Low switches back to medium and 
r desktop colors. ST--Mega STe compatible (at least). Docs 
Enie. 
the Cookie CPX v.2.10 by Andreas Mandel (dated Feb. 7, 1993) 





fastest) 


colors at once 
of thousands on an STe/TT. 
It even all 





colors. 


the Speed-of-Light, 
dated May 25, 
GIF viewer for the ST--Falcon, 
and allows a color 
This program provides excel 
lows you to convert your GIF’s 


(even 


"Cookies" 
Any resolution and 1 
Requires Atari’s XCONTROL. 


High speed GIF 
1993). 


This 


on an ST) 


avail 





(87a) 
is a fast 
but 


lable in your system, 
TOS 1.04--TT compatible 


It seems from the German 


and 


viewer v.2.6 by 
(according to the 
it all 


ows you to 





palette of 
lent 











to 


Grayscale images for viewing. Lots of options to "fine tune" your 


pictures. 
2.0L 26. Dy 


other inhancements. 


resolutions, 


STARPLAY is PLAY_340 program, 
It is compatibl] 
but it doesn’t work on my 1 meg TOS 1.0 ST), 


Ninja III. 
say, 
what the doc 


play and the controls don’t work), 
some problems with his Mega STE 


too. 


s say, but 


xincreased* drawing speed, 
Low Rez col 
Docs included. 





a simpl 
e with all 


TT medium, 





SHAR 





Z*Net BBS. 





e 





ST 








while it " 


ai 





"runs" on 


. MOD-p] 


Mega STe 
and this file), 





(a 
STe 
TOS 1.62 STe, 





my 


and Falcons 


This version incorporated several bug fixes over versions 
interlaced picture display, 
Lor on ST/STe, 
EWARE. 


and 


and all Falcon 


layer with nice graphics by 
t least that’s what the docs 
(at least that’s 
it doesn’t 
(though a user said he had 


(TT, too?). 


On running the program you see a simple point-and-click interface. 


After select 


screen and the 


ing a 


pass this one by! 


-MOD file you see the online directions flowing on the 
-MOD files name waving about. 





I think you could safely 


STONES v.1.0 by Carsten Kauschmann is a program that I can’t say much 





abou 





color Targa 
Z*Net BBS. 


THRILLER is Thriller PD by Martin Hintzen and Jurgen Verwohlt 





1990). 


couldn’t read the online docs and so I had no idea what to do. 


TOS 1.0 in color 


files. STI 





t since it would not run on my STe in color or mono and on my ST 
(I didn’t switch over my mono monitor to check there). 
I would suggest that you pass on this one). 


[TARGAVIW by Bj°QIrn Brauel is a program that will allow you to view 24-bit 


E, Falcon and MultiTOS compatible. German docs. 


(dated 


At first this mono-only game was very frustrating because I 


But I 


figured it out in the end, and the game got very interesting and 
challenging. A small ball is moved about a track using the cursor keys. 
The object of the game is to pick up all the hearts scattered about the 
track in little alcoves. Unfortunately there are several little guys 
out to get you. They roll around the screen and try to catch you (in a 
mindless sort of way). You have to move into an alcove, getting the 
heart, and then waiting there until the bad guys have passed. What 
makes the game interesting is that you can’t enter all the alcoves in 
any order. You have to do it in the order the game wants, but it 
doesn’t tell you! You have to find that out for yourself, and with the 


= 


bad guys rolling down on you you don’t have much time! STE compatible. 























TOXIC is the Toxic Disk Magazine #4. This is a huge set of files (four 
Magic Shadow archives totalling nearly 1.2 megs of LZHed files!). But 
I’m glad I downloaded it. It is full of graphic demos, .MOD files, a 
music sequencer, numerous games, contest entries in writing entertaining 
programs 3.5K or less long, and lots more. Color. A few of the 
programs are in French, but most are in English. 








VIPER2 by Dan Bordonaro is a nicely done .AVS animation with sound that 
shows a set of three "colonial vipers" flying by. You see them 
approaching from a distance, zoom by, and fade away. The sounds are 
appropriate for the animation. Created with Chronos and Cyber paint. 
GE 





Enie. 




















WARPFNT2 is a collection of 113 Warp 9 font files (.FNT) that you can 
use for all three standard ST screen resolutions. Some of these fonts 
work in all resolutions and some don’t (Warp 9 itself will tell you 
which ones will work and which ones won’t). 383K uncompressed. GEnie. 











WINREC13 is WinRec v.1.3 by Andreas Binner and Harald Sch*{nfeld (dated 
May 1, 1993). WinRec is a direct to disk recording program for the 
Falcon computer. One enhancement (and it seems to be a big one) is that 
this version will allow you to record and playback in the background. 
One minor way you can use this program is to amuse yourself (or rather 
your friends!) is by doing Karaoke with a mike!). Supports real-time 
sample packing which can be unpacked during play. The pack rate is 50% 
and the loss of sound quality is VERY small. From what I can see in the 
docs this is an excellent program (now I wish I had a Falcon to test 
it!). Requires a Falcon. SHAREWARE 











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WINTRIS is a very nice .ACC Tetris-type game. There is no author or 
date attached (programmers--identify yourselves!). Keyboard controlled 
(and you can adjust which keys to use), color or mono, STe compatible. 
This game doesn’t have a whole bunch of bells and whistles, but I like 
it. Delphi. 




















WRAPMOUS is Wrap-Mouse v.1.5 by Richard Kurz (dated 1993). This 
SHAREWARE .CPX will allow you to use a serial mouse with your ST--Falcon 
AND to use your Joystick to emulate your mouse! You can program the 
third mouse button on your serial mouse to do a specified common action 
for each program you use. MultiTOS compatible. German docs. 




















That’s a pile of files, and yet it’s less than half of the files I’ve 
downloaded. Keep it up, you programmers! I don’t need to sleep or 
anything like that, after all! Talk to you next week. 


All of these files can be found on one or more of the following on-line 
services: GEnie (M.BURKLEY1), Delphi (MRBURKLEY), The CodeHead BBS 
(213-461-2095), Toad Hall (617-567-8642), and The Boston Computer 














Society’s Atari BBS (617-396-4607) (Michael R. Burkley). Drop me a 
line! 








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