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From: aa789@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Bruce D. Nelson)
Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.mags
Subject: Z*Net: 16-May-93 #9316
Reply-To: aa789@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Bruce D. Nelson)
Posted-By: xx004 (aa789 - Bruce D. Nelson)
Date: Mon May 24 12:59:10 1993



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 Z*NET: ATARI ONLINE MAGAZINE (c) Copyright (c)1993, Syndicate Publishing
      Volume 8, Number 16    Issue #500    May 16, 1993     File:93-16
 
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 * Publisher/Editor..........................................Ron Kovacs
 * Writer............................................Michael R. Burkley
 * Contributing Writer.........................................Len Stys
 * AtariNet Coordinator......................................Bill Scull
 * America Online Correspondent..........................Bruce Hansford
 * Compuserve Correspondent...............................Mike Mortilla
 * Z*Net Newswire Correspondent..............................Mike Davis
 * Z*Net News International Gateway - New Zealand............Jon Clarke
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 GEnie..............Z-NET  CompuServe....75300,1642  Delphi.........ZNET
 Internet...status.gen.nz  America Online..ZNET1991  AtariNet..51:1/13.0
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      |#|  The Editors Desk...............................Ron Kovacs
      |#|  Z*Net Newswire...........................................
      |#|  Codehead Announces MidiSpy..................Press Release
      |#|  Perusing Compuserve.........................Mike Mortilla
      |#|  Z*Net Calender.................................Ron Kovacs
      |#|  Falcon Support.............................Tom D'ambrosio
      |#|  DataLite 2..................................Press Release
      |#|  GEnie News...................................John Hartman
      |#|  AtariNet Node List.......................................
      |#|  Nova Graphics Card..........................Press Release
      |#|  New Portfolio Files............................Ron Kovacs
      |#|  AtariNet Info..................................Bill Scull
 

 

 ######  THE EDITORS DESK
 ######  By Ron Kovacs
 ######  ---------------------------------------------------------------
 
 
 With this edition, we release the 500th official release of a (Z)
 product.  Those include the following:
 
 Z*Magazine
 ST-Report
 ST*ZMagazine
 Z*Net
 Z*Net PC (Issues 1 thru 35)
 
 This also marks the start of our eighth year.  The very first release
 before Z*Mag began in 1984 as "Hudson BBS Atari News", then the 
 Syndicate BBS News and finally Z*Mag New Jersey in May 1986.
 
 You might have noticed ST-Report on the list.  Well, before Ralph
 Mariano took over, it was published by myself.  We need not get into
 that again as it is a very long story.  The name ST-Report orginated
 from a Z*Magazine column called Z*Mag ST.  The first edition was 
 actually called Z*Magazine ST-Report and was released as a monthly in
 June 1987.
 
 Well, that was a long time ago.  Much of the community has changed over 
 the years along with the machines since the 800XL.  I didn't think it
 was going to last as long as it has, especially since the death of my
 close friend Stan Lowell last year, which has caused a large void in my
 life and in the publishing of this online magazine.
 
 While reflecting on the past, you must look into the future.  I can
 honestly say that I am very close to ending this ritual.  However, I 
 know that we are going to be here until the end of the year, and will
 decide between now and then the future of Z*Net.
 
 There are still many months ahead to decide and until then we will
 continue to provide our readers with as much information as possible.
 
 
 
 ######  Z*NET NEWSWIRE
 ######  Latest Industry News Update
 ######  ---------------------------------------------------------------
 
 
 NINTENDO SIGNS AGREEMENT
 Nintendo announced exclusive licensing agreements last week with Major
 League Baseball and Seattle Mariners All-Star center fielder Ken
 Griffey, Jr. to produce the most realistic baseball video game ever
 created.  The game, "Ken Griffey, Jr. Presents: Major League Baseball"
 will be available only on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.  The
 game is currently in development, and will be introduced to the public
 on baseball's Opening Day next April.  The suggested retail price is yet
 to be determined.
 
 
 SPRINT CHOOSES MICROSOFT
 Microsoft has announced a long-term, multimillion dollar agreement with
 Sprint that establishes Microsoft as the key supplier of desktop
 computer operating systems, applications and technical support for all
 Sprint divisions.
 
 
 NEW EPSON PRINTERS
 Epson has introduced new versions of its 24-pin dot matrix printers, the
 LQ-570+ and AP-5000+.  These enhanced models operate up to 7 percent
 faster than their predecessors and feature whisper quiet operation.
 Each printer features 14 fonts, 10 bit-mapped and four scalable, an
 addition of two scalable fonts over the previous model.  At launch,
 Epson is offering a free Ultra Letter Quality Film Ribbon by enclosing a
 coupon with every printer.  Both the LQ-570+ and AP-5000+ have a
 manufacturer's suggested retail price of $349 and are available
 immediately through authorized dealers and retailers nationwide.  The
 Epson Connection can be reached by dialing (800) 289-3776.
 
 
 GATES WINS AWARD
 William Gates III, chairman and co-founder of Microsoft is the 1993
 recipient of the Price Waterhouse Information Technology Leadership
 Award for Lifetime Achievement.  Gates is being honored for expanding
 the frontiers of software technology for the betterment of mankind.  The
 prestigious award will be presented to Gates at the 5th Annual
 Computerworld Smithsonian Awards Dinner at the National Building Museum
 in Washington, D.C. on June 7, 1993.
 
 
 MOTOROLA'S NEXT-GENERATION 8-BIT
 Motorola unveiled the 68HC08 (HC08) 8-bit microcontroller architecture,
 a high-performance, cost-effective evolution of its popular 68HC05
 (HC05) family.  Fully upward object-code compatible with the HC05, the
 HC08 provides migration for current HC05 users looking to cost-
 effectively increase performance without sacrificing their software
 investments.
 

  

 ######  CODEHEAD TECHNOLOGIES UPDATE
 ######  Press Release
 ######  ---------------------------------------------------------------
 
 
 CodeHead Software announces MIDI Spy.....FOR THE LAST TIME!
 
 Multitasking MIDI Playback & Recording System for Atari Computers
 
 PLUS....
 
 Special offers on Roland Sound Canvas MIDI sound generators
 
 A Recording Engineer on a Disk!!
 Years in the Making!!
 MIDI Spy is finally a reality!!
 
 It is a pleasure to announce that MIDI Spy is now shipping.  Those of
 you who've read our previous announcements may wish to skip to the
 section below on new features.
 
 You'll never lose another valuable musical idea because your sequencer
 wasn't ready to record -- MIDI Spy is always listening.  Call it
 background operation or call it MIDI multi-tasking -- what you've got is
 freedom and power!  MIDI Spy is the recording system you've been waiting
 for.
 
 It's not easy to remember to push that button before you start
 recording.  And there's a stigma attached to the "red light" that tends
 to inhibit creativity.
 
 But with MIDI Spy, you can forget about these things.  You don't have to
 be a recording engineer.  You don't have to anticipate your moments of
 inspiration.  And you won't feel the pressure of the red light.  In
 fact, you'll forget MIDI Spy is installed, until you're ready to replay
 your creations.
 
 When you're not recording, you can tell MIDI Spy to play songs in the
 background while you use your computer for other tasks like word
 processing, desktop publishing, telecommunications, or file maintenance.
 Now you don't need to waste time while waiting for an upload or download
 through your modem...you can be working (playing) with your MIDI
 equipment!
 
 Feature List
 ------------
 
 o Record or play back MIDI data at any time, whether the MIDI Spy dialog
   box is open or not.
 
 o Load and save songs, sets of songs, or multitrack recordings in all
   three standard MIDI formats or in MIDI Spy's own format.
 
 o Definable "record gap" automatically divides your recordings into
   individual songs for easy retrieval.
 
 o Overdub to create layered recordings, without even touching your
   computer!
 
 o Background operation is not affected by the current foreground task
   -- MIDI Spy is rock-solid!
 
 o Hot keys are always active, so you can control MIDI Spy at any time,
   whether it's on-screen or not.
 
 o MIDI Spy functions can be assigned to MIDI commands to control
   operations directly from your MIDI keyboard -- without even touching
   your computer.
 
 o Autoload songs and even have MIDI Spy start playing automatically when
   you boot up.
 
 o Song information, including copyright notice, can be entered and saved
   with your songs.
 
 o Timing resolution is equivalent to 100 ticks per quarter note at 120
   beats per minute.
 
 o Record or load up to 999 songs.
 
 o Chain mode provides continuous "juke box" type of playback while you
   do other computer activities.
 
 o Thermometer bar display of memory usage shows memory available and
   memory used, by the current song as well as the whole set of songs.
 
 o Songs can be selected or started by clicking in the memory display.
 
 o Tempo can be adjusted from 10% to 300% of the original tempo.
 
 o Fine tuned for non-interference with your other programs.
 
 o Software selectable THRU option.

 o Customize your MIDI Spy configuration by saving it directly into MIDI
   Spy.
 
 o Special MIDIMAX mode allows you to actually record your MIDIMAX
   output.  (MIDIMAX is CodeHead's real-time MIDI performance tool
   featuring chord maps and MIDI macros).
 
 o Runs as a program or a desk accessory in all resolutions on all Atari
   ST, STe, TT, and Falcon machines.
 
 o Install MIDI Spy as an application and you can double-click on songs
   to play them.
 
 o 100% assembly language, with the quality you've come to expect from
   CodeHead Technologies.
 
 New Features since MIDI Spy 1.1 Demo
 ------------------------------------
 
 o Record and Playback System Exclusive information -- save your sounds
   right along with each song!
 
 o Auto-merge option automatically combines tracks from a multitrack MIDI
   file so you can immediately play the entire composition.
 
 o MIDI Channelizing allows you to record incoming MIDI data on any
   channel, or change the channel of existing songs and tracks.  Change
   channels from the dialog box, hot keys, or MIDI commands.
 
 o Manually send a General MIDI reset command.
 
 o Panic button sends notes off and controller resets to all channels.
 
 o Send and receive MIDI Start, Stop, and Continue commands.
 
 MIDI Spy comes with an 87-page reference manual in a 3-ring binder.  The
 manual is written for all levels of MIDI expertise, even those who are
 just starting in MIDI.  There are sections describing what MIDI is all
 about, standard MIDI files, and tutorials on using various aspects of
 MIDI Spy.  Also included are a glossary and an index.
 
 Roland Sound Canvas Offers
 --------------------------
 
 The Roland Sound Canvas is a small, multi-timbral, General MIDI sound
 module capable of playing entire musical MIDI performances.  It includes
 several drum sets, hundreds of standard MIDI sounds, reverb, chorus, and
 stereo panning, all in a compact little box.
 
 Now you can order MIDI Spy and get a Roland Sound Canvas AND MIDIMAX
 thrown in as well, all for the price of the Sound Canvas, or even less.
 Here's what you get:
 
 Item                        Value    Item                        Value
 ------------------------- ---------  -------------------------  --------
 Roland Sound Canvas SC-7   $399.00   Roland Sound Canvas SC-55  $825.00
 MIDI Spy                     79.95   MIDI Spy                     79.95
 MIDIMAX                      49.95   MIDIMAX                      49.95
                           ---------                             --------
 Total                      $528.90   Total                      $954.90

 ** Your Price **        ** $399.00   ** Your Price **        ** $695.00

 Savings!!                  $129.90   Savings!!                  $259.90

 Shipping is not including in these prices.  Other Sound Canvas models
 including the SC-155 will be available soon.  Details will be announced
 when available.
 
 Availability
 ------------
 
 MIDI Spy is available now.  Suggested retail price is $79.95.  For more
 information, contact your local dealer, or:
 
 CodeHead Software
 PO Box 74090
 Los Angeles, CA 90004
 Tel (213) 386-5735
 Fax (213) 386-5789
 BBS (213) 461-2095
 
 Try the free MIDI Spy 1.1 demo for yourself to get a taste of this
 amazing new concept.  Don't let your computer tell YOU when to be
 creative...with MIDI Spy you're always ready.
 


 ######  PERUSING COMPUSERVE
 ######  By Mike Mortilla
 ######  ---------------------------------------------------------------
 
 
 "The business of the samurai consists in reflecting on his own station
 in life, in discharging loyal service to his master if he has one, in
 deepening his fidelity in associations with friends, and, with due
 consideration of his own position, in devoting himself to duty above
 all."   
                                                 Yamaga Soko [1622-1685]
 
 
 In the month or so that has past since my last column, there has been a
 lot of activity in the Atari forums.  This is particularly encouraging
 right now.  I was forced into situations recently where I had to use
 Macs to accomplish my work because that what was available at the
 recording studio.  What followed was a roller coaster of emotions,
 opinions and desires.
 
 At first, there was envy.  There are so many products and programs
 available for the Mac that a loyal Atari user could easily become angry
 at the apparent lack of those things in "our" platform.  And the Mac is
 "slick."  It's chic, cool, hip, hot and, in other words, popular.
 
 Then we started to talk about money.  For what I paid for my computers
 (a 4 meg ST and a Stacy), I figured out that I saved enough to buy more
 than a few additional musical instruments.  This brought me back to the
 reality of my investment, and the slogan which ultimately sold me on the
 ST line: Power with out the Price!
 
 Must that also mean: Sale without the Support!?  In the current world of
 Atari users, there is the justifiable question of whether their
 investment was the "right" choice.  After all, we're seeing all the
 other platforms growing and selling, but no mere mention of the Atari
 except the low figures appearing daily on the American Stock Exchange
 (it was under a dollar a share again last week).
 
 Given the same set of circumstances as when I bought my ST, I don't
 think I'd make the same choice.  For one, there are no longer any Atari
 dealers within 2 hours driving (there used to be four).  Also, several
 software manufacturers have jumped ship and no longer support the ST or
 any Atari line.
 
 Of course, it's easy to talk about hypothetical situations, but the fact
 remains that many of us still own and use the ST and TT.  Now, with the
 Falcon and Jaguar being dangled in front of us, we wonder what to do
 next.  Jump ship?  Wonder if the captain is still at the helm or is he
 already on the last lifeboat?  The temptation is great to simply follow
 the crowd and move to a Mac.  For the moment, we'll just sit back and
 watch what happens, but the time of critical mass is soon approaching
 and any serious computer user will simply have to make that final
 decision on an upgrade, and I, for one, don't want to be left in an
 abandoned, non-upgradable, non-repairable and non-supported situation.
 I would be glad to document *your* response and comments and pass them
 on to Atari (as well as post them in the Atari forum).  Just e-mail them
 to me at 71333, 2704.
 
 On the plus side, the Falcon computer from Atari is apparently being
 shipped to some locations. One happy camper is Greg Kopchak, who writes:
 
  I'm now sitting here typing on a "real" US version Atari Falcon.
  The wait may be over. This is a real fun machine. The sound
  capabilities are awesome and true-color is great. The higher res
  graphics look best on a VGA or color monitor rather than a SC1224.

  The machine will also have a super selection of startup software
  on the hard drive. Enough to get you going and more. The SAM sound
  program is great.

 And some developers *are* releasing programs as well.  Consider this
 press release from CodeHead Technologies which ran in the last edition
 of Z*Net -
 
  CODEHEAD TECHNOLOGIES ANNOUNCES DIGITAPE: DIRECT-TO-DISK DIGITAL
  RECORDING FOR THE FALCON 030!
 
 Well, no sooner have I gotten started on this column then I notice that
 my space is just about up!  It's feels great to be writing about the
 Atari again, and maybe I'm just a simple-minded fool, but I *really*
 hope Atari gets their act together this time and realize what they have
 going for them.  Those guys using the Macs aren't all that happy, but
 it's "the cool" thing to do.
 
 By comparison, the folks using the Atari (even the old clunky ST and 8
 bits) are still having fun and getting the job done.  Imagine how much
 money you could make if you delivered a computer that was fast, fun,
 affordable and popular.  The only thing Atari has to do is make it
 popular.  There is no easy answer to that equation, but it would seem
 that marketing (advertising) backed up by support might just do the
 trick.  But it must be attacked like the samurai attacks his opponent.
 With respect, skill, agility, weight and devotion.
 

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


 ###  May 24-27, 1993
 Spring Comdex in Atlanta Georgia.
 
 
 ###  June 3-6, 1993
 Summer Comsumer Electronics Show, (CES), in Chicago, Illinois.
 
 
 ###  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).  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 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 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.
 
 
 ### 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.
 
 
 ### 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.
 
 
 ### 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.
 
 
 ###  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 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 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.
 
 
 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.
 

 

 ######  FALCON SUPPORT
 ######  By Tom D'ambrosio
 ######  ---------------------------------------------------------------
 
 
 Conf : Atari Explorer\Z*Net Conference
 Msg# : 12926  Lines: Extended
 Sent : May 15, 1993 at 4:51 PM
 Recv : May 16, 1993
 To   : Ron Kovacs
 From : Tom D'ambrosio at NovelConcepts BBS, Houston (Node #181)
 Subj : FALCON SUPPORT.
 
 Ron, I was wondering if you can re-print this "mock-advertisement" I
 created a few months back, in the next Z*Net?  Everyone seemed to love
 it, and if anyone at Atari reads Z*Net, maybe they'll catch on. :)
 
 (...voice over, read slowly, sounding like Fred Gwenn of "Colgate"
 toothpaste" and "Hyundai" fame.)
 
 On screen, a shot of Calamus, (or Pagestream, or whatever), a few
 spreadsheets (Opus?), and some graphs and such.
 
 The "voice over" says, "It has access to over 2000 pieces of
 productivity software, and the best desktop publishing software in the
 business....  but it's not an IBM."
 
 Scene switches to MTOS, a few open windows, a mouse pointer moving
 around, a few icons, and some accessories.  The voice continues:
 
 "Easy to use with a mouse and a graphical windowing interface....
  but it's not a Macintosh."
 
 "It supports professional quality video graphics and stereo sound...
  but it's not an Amiga."
 
 "CD quality audio, SuperVHS compatible video, and the largest commercial
 musician support of any computer in the industry.
 
 It can run hundreds of programs... 

all at once. And best of all it costs less than any of them." Camera pulls back to reveal the hardware: "From a company that has been selling computers before there ever was an IBM/PC... producing computer graphics before Apple even left the garage. and making music the world over for America's musicians." Over two decades of experience in the computer industry. A computer that offers all this, yet it costs less than any of them." "The new Atari Falcon030... just watch it fly." ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Maybe I can get an ad job? ;^) * Tom * ###### DATALITE 2 ###### Press Release ###### --------------------------------------------------------------- Oregon Research Associates is pleased to announce the addition of DATAlite(tm) 2 to our line of high quality software for the Atari ST/STe /TT/Falcon030 line of computers. How would you feel if you woke up one day and found that your 50 megabyte hard disk had suddenly turned into a 100 megabyte hard disk! You'd be stunned, amazed, and pretty HAPPY! Well, that's exactly what will happen to your disk when you install DATAlite(tm). DATAlite(tm) is a sophisticated, powerful program providing real time online data compression for floppy and hard disks. Amazingly fast, you will never know it's installed. DATAlite transparently doubles the storage size of your disks. DATAlite(tm) is completely safe and reliable. It works its' magic as BIOS level device driver completely transparent to the system at the disk level. It does not patch any GEMDOS calls or interfere with the file system in any way. Incompatibilities are impossible. All you know is that your 50 meg hard drive is now a 100 meg hard drive! WOW! Some of DATAlite's features include: o Automatically compresses all files (programs AND data) while storing and decompresses when loaded again o Datalite's efficiency results in a doubling of the usable amount of disk space o Many different compression methods automatically chosen to maximize storage capacity. o Completely transparent, safe, and reliable. You can even use low level disk sector editors to directly edit data contained in "virtual" sectors. o Does not patch any GEMDOS functions or interfere with the file system in any way. o Supports all ST/STe/TT/Falcon030 computers o Supports all TOS versions including MultiTOS o Supports all memory and hardware configurations o Supports ALL disks, including hard disks, removable disks, and floppy disks DATAlite(tm) will be available in late May with a suggested retail price of $79.95. For more information, please contact: Oregon Research Associates 16200 S.W. Pacific Hwy., Suite 162 Tigard, OR 97224 Telephone: (503) 620-4919 1:00-5:00PM PST M-F FAX: (503) 624-2940 ###### GENIE NEWS ###### By John Hartman ###### --------------------------------------------------------------- = GENIE SYSTEM NEWS = New Usage Guidelines and Terms and Conditions...........*POLICY GEnie Services has revised its Usage Guidelines, as well as its Terms and Conditions. These revisions become effective Sunday, May 16, 1993. Please be sure to review these new documents by typing *POLICY or POLICY at any GEnie menu prompt. = CURRENT DARLAH'S TREATS = DARLAH'S TREAT F2_DEMO.LZH Option 9 on PAGE 475 FLASH II DEMO - version 2.1 You'll be able to test as many of Flash II's features as possible in this demo version. Naturally, many features of the program are either disabled or limited. Product support is available in the Atari RT Bulletin Board Category 8, Topic 2. 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Lovelace Pasadena MD 1-410-437-0243 9600 51:4/6 Hologram Computing Dean Lodzinski Old Bridge NJ 1-908-727-1914 9600 ======================================================================= Region 200 AtariNet Headquarters II Terry May ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Host 51:2/0 AtariNet Nevada Terry May 51:2/2 The Rebel BBS Terry May Las Vegas NV 1-702-435-0786 9600 51:2/4 Sports Line BBS Nick Hard Henderson NV 1-702-565-5271 9600 51:2/11 The Choice BBS Mark Woolworth Las Vegas NV 1-702-253-6527 9600 51:2/13 The Conqueror Connection John Curtis Fort Hood TX 1-817-539-8228 9600 51:2/25 Acme BBS Eric Nikolaisen Salt Lake City UT 1-801-272-4243 9600 51:2/137 The "VORTEX" BBS Jim Jackson Fort Towson OK 1-405-873-9361 9600 Hub 51:2/10 STarship Rich Tietjens Lake Charles LA 1-318-439-6963 9600 51:2/42 Level 42 Glen Kelly Lake Charles LA 1-318-478-3960 9600 ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Host 51:201/0 The DarkSTar 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Jones Indianapolis IN 1-317-356-5519 9600 51:203/2 The Music Station Chris Richards Webb City MO 1-417-673-4926 2400 51:203/3 The Maligned ST Mike O'Malley Urbandale IA 1-515-265-6711 9600 51:203/4 The Crawly Crypt Jim Collins Joplin MO 1-417-624-1887 9600 51:203/5 BLAST BBS Steve Johnson Bloomington IN 1-812-332-0573 9600 51:203/6 Bear Swamp BBS Mark Antolik Marysville OH 1-513-644-0714 9600 51:203/8 Crossroads Broadcast Charlie Sears Trafalgar IN 1-317-878-4069 2400 51:203/9 AmigaSource Andrew Gray Nineveh IN 1-317-933-2408 9600 ======================================================================= Region 300 AtariNet Headquarters III Tony Castorino ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Host 51:3/0 The Space Station Tony Castorino 51:3/2 The Space Station Tony Castorino Canyon Country CA 1-805-252-0450 9600 51:3/3 Atari ST Connection Brian Watters Fresno CA 1-209-436-8156 9600 51:3/4 Autoboss Atari Elite John Graham Bunola PA 1-412-384-5608 9600 51:3/5 The Yakima Atari ST BBS Pat Moffitt Yakima WA 1-509-965-2345 9600 51:3/6 FIDOdoor Support BBS Bryan Hall Vandenberg AFB CA 1-805-734-4742 9600 51:3/7 cyberSecT BBS Chuck Aude Cheney WA 1-509-235-4875 2400 51:3/9 The Mosh Bit Mark Wallaert Vancouver WA 1-206-574-1531 9600 51:3/10 Target Range Alan Dietrich Paramount CA 1-310-634-8993 9600 51:3/11 Sanctuary From The Law Sean Price Inyokern CA 1-619-377-3611 9600 51:3/12 MASATEK Valeriano Meneses Torrance CA USA 1-310-518-9524 9600 51:3/13 The Mind Keep Jeff Fehlman Citrus Heights CA 1-916-723-1657 9600 51:3/15 ST-Keep Andrew Studer Citrus Heights CA 1-916-729-2968 9600 51:3/16 H.B. SMOG Jim Thingwold Huntington Beach CA 1-714-969-5486 9600 51:3/17 Acey BBS Dick Grable Yakima Wa 1-509-966-8555 9600 51:3/18 Dusty Atcic Rodney Bennett Riverside CA 1-909-656-3707 9600 51:3/19 Dateline: Atari Al Petersen New York 1-718-833-0828 9600 51:3/20 The Monster's Lair Kevin MacFarland Port Hueneme CA 1-805-987-7641 9600 ======================================================================= Region 400 AtariNet Headquarters IV Don Liscombe ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Host 51:5/0 The Brewery Don Liscombe 51:5/2 The Brewery Don Liscombe Ajax On Canada 1-416-683-3089 9600 Pvt 51:5/4 CFB Atari Shawn Smith Ajax On Canada -unpublished- 9600 51:5/5 Gateway BBS Ron Gillespie Windsor On Canada 1-519-255-7834 9600 ======================================================================= Region 500 AtariNet UK Daron Brewood ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Host 51:6/0 AtariNet NW England Daron Brewood 51:6/2 NeST ZC Support Node Daron Brewood Stockport Cheshire UK 44-61-429-9803 9600 51:6/4 System ST BBS Mark Matts Leicester UK 44-533-413443 9600 51:6/5 TGM Paul Simmonds Bradford 44-274-606670 9600 ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Host 51:501/0 AtariNet South West Mark Butler 51:501/1 Black Cat BBS Mark Butler Penarth Wales UK 44-222-707359 9600 51:501/2 I'll Try That Once! Mark Taylor Stroud UK 44-453-765378 9600 Pvt 51:501/3 BC Atari Support Robert Dickson Penarth Uk -Unpublished- 2400 51:501/4 The Holodeck Dave Meaker Bristol Uk 44-454-317047 2400 Hub 51:501/100 Folkestone QBBS Robert Darling Folkestone Kent UK 44-303-249306 9600 Pvt 51:501/101 JayCee's Novelty Emporium... John Charles Lincolnshire UK -Unpublished- 9600 ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Host 51:502/0 AtariNet London England Kevin Osborne 51:502/2 Kevin Osborne Plumstead London UK 44-81-317-3158 9600 51:502/3 -Atlantis-(Uk) Laurence Mcdonald Mitchum Surrey UK 44-81-715-6477 2400 Pvt 51:502/4 Keith's Point Keith Jackson Derby -Unpublished- 9600 51:502/5 The Hobbit's Burrow Andy Styles Chelmsford Essex UK 44-245-358667 9600 Hub 51:502/100 The Tavern Paul Baker London 44-81-445-6514 9600 51:502/101 Lynx BBS Terry Gregory Dagenham 44-81-599-0869 9600 Pvt 51:502/102 Paul's Point Paul Civati Carshalton London UK -Unpublished- 2400 ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Host 51:503/0 ANET Danish Flemming Nielsen 51:503/1 DigiBBS Flemming Nielsen Nykobing Denmark 45-54-828383 9600 51:503/2 Dk Soft Kim Andersen Taastrup Denmark 45-43-717-075 9600 ======================================================================= Region 600 AtariNet Headquarters VI Frank Brodmuehler ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Host 51:601/0 AtariNet Germany Frank Brodmuehler 51:601/2 SPACER Frank Brodmuehler Koeln Germany 49-221-248-285 9600 51:601/7 HeadQuarter BBS Guenther Paczia Duisburg 49-2066-7634 9600 51:601/8 Apolonia Peter Kaszanics Essen 49-201-237509 9600 51:601/9 BusyBox Michel Burens Dudelange Luxembourg 352-52-3004 9600 Hub 51:601/100 Hub AC Benedikt Heinen Aachen 49-241-408593 9600 51:601/101 Firemark.BBS Benedikt Heinen Aachen 49-241-408593 9600 51:601/102 Dao-Lin-H'ay Joerg Spilker Luegde 49-5281-79372 9600 51:601/103 ST-WorkShop #1 Magic.Alex Badalic Milano MI Italy 39-2-33105241 9600 Pvt 51:601/104 Atari AT Tratti Fabio Palmieri Roma RM Italy -Unpublished- 9600 Pvt 51:601/105 Eccomi! Alessandro Fasola Milano MI Italy -Unpublished- 9600 Pvt 51:601/106 INVERNOMUTO Simone Cappelli Borgo San Lorenzo FI Italy -Unpublished- 2400 51:601/110 Scary MonSTer Rolf Thieme Koblenz 49-261-54953 9600 Pvt 51:601/111 JetMail Development HW Daniel Rosen Urbar -Unpublished- 2400 51:601/200 Headline Rayko Balun Stuttgart 49-711-606956 9600 ======================================================================= Region 700 Peace Country Computers Bryan Webster ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Host 51:701/0 Peace Country Computers Bryan Webster 51:701/1 Peace Country Computers Bryan Webster Fort ST John BC Canada 1-604-785-9512 9600 51:701/2 Prime BBS Bill Marsh Fort St John BC 1-604-785-7098 9600 51:701/3 DJ'S PLACE Dan Webster Vancouver BC 1-604-739-7840 2400 51:701/4 Capoeira Circle ST BBS Morgan Stewart Victoria BC 1-604-598-9953 2400 ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Host 51:710/0 Alberta Net Barry Torrance 51:710/1 Temple of Doom Barry Torrance Edmonton Alta 1-403-436-0328 9600 51:710/2 Bill's Bbs Bill Butler Edmonton Ab 1-403-461-2222 1200 ======================================================================= Region 800 AtariNet Headquarters VIII Chris Thorpe ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Host 51:801/0 Znet South Pacific Chris Thorpe 51:801/1 Znet South Pacific Chris Thorpe Wellington New Zealand 64-4-4762852 9600 51:801/2 Waikato Amiga Barry Blackford Hamilton 64-7-846-6918 9600 51:801/3 Southern Vortex Chris Pheloung Dunedin 64-3-454-3900 9600 51:801/5 Cyberlink 2 Dean Richards Palmerston North 64-6-359-2658 9600 51:801/12 Wizards Lair Shane Storey Wellington 64-4-233-8538 2400 51:801/21 InterAction One John Lawrence Hamilton 64-7-855-0293 2400 51:801/22 Ice Cave Vaughan Irwin Hamilton 64-7-846-7236 2400 51:801/31 Jail Break BBS Willy Hemopo Invercargill 64-3-216-2042 9600 51:801/32 Lands End Ken Sutton Invercargill 64-3-214-1021 2400 51:801/40 On Line Support John Clarke Christchurch 64-3-366-7324 9600 ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Host 51:802/0 ACE BBS Ian Mackereth 51:802/1 ACE BBS Ian Mackereth Rydalmere NSW 61-2-898-0873 9600 51:802/100 ACE BBS Ian Mackereth Rydalmere NSW 61-2-898-0873 9600 51:802/102 OGRE BBS Mercy College Craig Valli Koondoola WA 61-9-445-2075 9600 51:802/106 That Which is Not Michael Smith Adelaide Sth Aust 61-8-276-4415 2400 ###### NOVA GRAPHICS CARD ###### Press Release ###### --------------------------------------------------------------- LEXICOR SOFTWARE PRESENTS: The NOVA Graphics Card. It's me again Yat Siu from Lexicor Software Europe. I have a happy announcement to make! Lexicor Software is glad to announce that they have acquired distribution rights to the NOVA Card. The Nova Card comes in essentially 5 different versions. Lexicor Software Products that run on the NOVA Card are: XENOMORPH-3D/PHOENIX (works 100%) all functions Cyber Colour (works 100%) all functions Prism Paint (works 100%) v.1.1, 1.5 and the soon to be released 2.0 CHRONOS-3D Newest Version (works 100%) You can even RENDER in any rez at 8bit GENESIS (works 100%) Render 24 (works 100%) Utility Disk (?) I haven't checked all the utilities but nearly ALL appear to work. And since it has an own VDI Driver, most Atari Applications that are written cleanly should work just fine. Now to the availability and the prices, Lexicor users get a special price as I understand and for those who buy our Software bundled, they too will get a special price. I have listed them into Lexicor and Non Lexicor and listed the price respectively below. I hope the formatting works now! :) Type of NOVA Card Prices:LEXICOR User Prices:NON-LEXICOR Description of CARD: NOVA Mega 32K 300 U$D 360 U$D 32,768 Colors for any Mega ST BUS Nova Mega 16M 400 U$D 490 U$D 16,7 Million Colors for your Mega ST BUS Nova VME 32K 429 U$D 560 U$D 32,768 Colors for any Mega STE or TT VME Nova VME 16M 529 U$D 699 U$D 16,7 Million Colors for any Mega STE or TT VME Super NOVA 999 U$D 1199 U$D Excellence and brilliance! Requires a VME Bus Mega STE or TT If you own an ST or a regular STE (eg.1040, 520) then with a special adaptor you can connect the Mega BUS versions on your ST, STE. Price of the adaptor however is to date not known. Transport is not included, add another 30-40 dollars depending on how quick you wish to have a delivery. Prices are Subject to possible change but unlikely. To the specs of the Card now: All the NOVA Cards, 16M, 32k VME or Mega BUS have this in common: 1. Max Pixeltakt: 90 Mhz 2. Video RAM 1 Megabyte 3. Ramtype DRAM 4. Have Virtual Resolutions 5. Automatic Rez Switch 6. Upgrade Possibility 7. VDI for its Colors (16M have 24bit VDI, 32k have 32K VDI) 8. All have a Videomode Generator 9. All go upto 1024*768 in 72Hz in 2/16/256 Colors The Max rez in 16,7 Million colors for the 16M VME is 640*480 and the MegaBUS is 640*400. The Max rez for BUS version is 1024*768 and for VME version is 1088*832 at 70 Hz. The Max rez at 32k colors for BUS version is 768*512 and VME version is 800*600. The SUPERNOVA is a dream Card for a dream Price!!! Max Mhz is 135 MHZ with 16,7 Million colors at 800*600, 32k colors at 1024*768, Absolute Max at 256 Colors max is 1280 * 1024. Ram type is VRAM unlike the NOVA standard DRAM and has 2 Megabytes of VRAM. It has everything that regular NOVA's have AND has a hardware speedup, making it even quicker! Naturally, Virtual Resolutions possible! This is a very, very fine card and is to my knowledge the cheapest available Graphics Card for your Atari. The Crazy Dots which we so promoted before is still a fine card, but proved to be less compatible than the NOVA making for Lexicor Software the NOVA Card be the preferred choice. Please, as this is a service of Lexicor Europe which needs to import and may run out of stock, consider a maximum delivery time of 6 weeks, depending on your preferred choice of delivery (Ground, Air, UPS or FEDEX?!). We will have stock, and it should not take so long....I am only being careful! :) Yat Siu From: Lee Seiler Just a few additional comments, In addition: as a special gift to all our Lexicor software customers Lexicor will be offering a "NOVA-Chronos Private-Stock" bundle which will include all updates for all Lexicor products which run on the NOVA. With the NOVA you can do complete animations from start to finish. This offer will extend to the Phoenix with a special NOVA Phoenix/.ANM update when it is ready. This offer means that for as little as $529 (plus shipping etc.) you can upgrade your ST/TT system and begin creating full 24 bit animations. It is a plug and play combination you can't beat at any price anywhere else. If you want to ensure full compatability of you exicting or new Phase-4 software be sure to check here before making a decision on purchasing a graphics card. LEXICOR SOFTWARE CORPORATION 1726 Francisco ST. Berkeley, CA 94703 Phone: 510-848-7621 FAX: 510-848-7613 ###### NEW PORTFOLIO FILES ON COMPUSERVE ###### Compiled by Ron Kovacs ###### --------------------------------------------------------------- FMAP05.ZIP - FLASH MEMORY CARD DRIVER UTILITY FILES These are the boot block utility file and driver files to operate the FMAP0.5 flash memory card in the Portfolio and in the PC Card Drive. LOAN.COM - AMORT LOAN PMT PAYMENT Simple loan calculator for the Portfolio DIAGRA.ZIP - BUGLESS PRG. HOW SHOW DATES WEEK IN GRAFIK The prg. shows you dates of the week in grafik. You can use it with your diary app. It helps me to have a overlook (?) to my dates. PRHOOK.ZIP - Portfolio hooks to embed printer codes This archive contains editor hooks to insert printer codes into text. There are three versions: one for Epson-compatible printers, one for HP Laserjet 2 printers and one for HP Deskjet printers. The hooks enable you to embed codes for underline, bold and italic as long as your printer will support them. CON2CO.EXE - UTIL PARALLEL ANSI SERIELL Short Utility to send any Character to any Device/File Simply echos everything you type in on the screen. Usage: con2con>prn: Simple Typewriter Press /|\-Twice to exit REPORT.ZIP - New Re:Port address and price list This is the new information and price list file for Re:Port. Includes new address! PRTHOO.ZIP - Print Hooks to embed print codes Three editor hooks written in PowerBasic to embed printer codes for bold, underline and italics into text in the Portfolio editor. Epson.hoo is for Epson printers and hplj.hoo is for HP Laserjet 2 printers. Hpdj.hoo, is a hook for the HP Deskjet. Please note, this file DOES NOT include pbrun.com which MUST be loaded for the programs to operate . PAGE.COM - Page formatter This is a page formatter which allows you to control margins, page widths, add page numbers and headers. It works well on the Portfolio. Just enter 'Page' for a brief help screen - you may need to set the Port display to static to read it, but you'll soon get to know the switches. BLPM12.ZIP - BIG LITTLE FILE VIEWER WIDE SCREEN The Big Little Print Machine: View text files on your Portfolio on an (aprox) 75x10 character graphic screen with the smallest font. You can toggle between three font sizes; tiny, near normal, and big. Files can be larger then what will fit in memory. Special resume where you left off feature. OSZI.EXE - UTILITY Demo version for the first Oszilloscope fot the Portfolio. The program is self-extracting on the PC. ADR2CD.CMD - MicroEmacs procedure file "adr2cd.cmd" This is a commented procedure file for MicroEmacs implementations that converts Atari Portfolio Address Book format files (.adr files) to a comma delimited format suitable for import into database programs. TIMB11.ZIP - ACCESS TRS TIME BILLING Version 1.1 - Corrects null date & time problems, This is a MS Access Database setup to accept imported data from the TRS system running on the Portfolio. This parses the .tim file and creates entries in the database and a time log report. Easy to modify and contains several 'hard' tricks in Access Basic UNZIP.EXE - PORTFOLIO UTILITY UNZIP This utility will unzip all versions of zip files (as far as I know) - very useful now there are different versions of PKZip about. For instructions on use just type unzip and press enter. TODAY.COM - Diary Task Viewer 1.1 DIARY.DRY Task Viewer 1.1. Fixes minor bug of 'No appts' message appearing when you have only 7 appts/tasks. Should replace TODAY.COM 1.0. 4CORN1.ZIP - Four Corners Card Game Try your hand at this card game. The goal is to place the KINGS, QUEENS, and JACKS only in their proper places on the game board. You must develope a winning strategy. Requires PBASIC. ADR2CD.ZIP - Convert ADR files to Comma-Delimited files Convert an .ADR file to a comma-delimited file, for importing to databases or other applications. Written by BJ Gleason. SUPDIR.ARC - SuperDirectory: Sorted, Color-coded Dir Listings SUPER-DIRECTORY: Program to display sorted, color-coded listings of files in the current directory. Two versions included in archive, along with documentation file: One version for desktop PC-compatibles, One version for the Portfolio! SEE.ZIP - Search non-text files for text See is a small utility to search a non-text file for text. A program written for a standard PC but works on the Portfolio. PCOMM1.ZIP - COMMUNICATION UTILITY FOR PORTFOLIO Communication and File-Transfer program for Atari Portfolio. Very handy terminal program by Ender Koroglu. FONIO.EXE - Portfolio Tone Dialer Keyboard to tone dialer utility for the Portfolio. Enter any of 1234567890ABCD*# in a string followed by enter and it will be tone dialed through the Port's speaker. ATHLP.COM - AT Commands help in PRead format This is the AT command help file recently uploaded by Wolf-Theo Holl converted into PRead format for the Portfolio. R86.EXE - A86-compatible reassembler for COM-files R86 - reassembler. (Freeware) Creates A86-compatible ASM-files, program is in English, documentation (R86DOC.ZIP) is written in German. Compressed with DIET to make it handy fo the Portfolio. CLOCK.EXE - Clock and stopwatch for the Portfolio Just another clock for the port. Press to start a stopwatch. (self-extracting archive) BI2BYT.EXE - Bit-To-Byte conversion utility Small Bit-To-Byte conversion tool. Program and text in German - but very easy to handle ! (self-extracting archive) UNARJ.EXE - Extract ARJ-files on your Portfolio Extraction utility for ARJ-files. Set your screen to and type UNARJ for more information. WLINK.ZIP - Link your port to a PC - as master or slave Weaklink is a serial master / slave program. ###### ATARINET UPDATE ###### Compiled by Bill Scull ###### --------------------------------------------------------------- So, you've heard about AtariNet. This is a network for any BBS that supports the Atari platform of home computer. There are already several bulletin board systems worldwide participating and more are joining. If you are a Sysop and would like more information of would like to join, simply contact the Host that is nearest you. If you're a user and would like more information, ask your Sysop to contact the Host nearest him. ||| AtariNet Message Echo Backbone ||| / | \ Compiled by Terry May @ 51:2/0 / | \ -> The following echo is _required_ for ALL AtariNet sysops. -> ONLY AtariNet sysops may have access to this echo. Echo Name Description Moderator ----------------------------------------------------------------------- A_SYSOP AtariNet SysOps 51:1/0 - Bill Scull -> The following echoes are _required_ for AtariNet moderators -> and hosts, but may be picked up by ANY AtariNet sysop. -> ONLY AtariNet sysops may have access to these echoes. Echo Name Description Moderator ----------------------------------------------------------------------- A_ECHO AtariNet echoes discussion 51:2/0 - Terry May A_TEST AtariNet test echo 51:1/0 - Bill Scull -> The following echoes are available to all interested AtariNet sysops. -> These echoes can and should be accessible to all users and points. Echo Name Description Moderator ----------------------------------------------------------------------- A_4SALE Atari products for sale/wanted 51:102/1 - Erik Williams A_ATARI Atari general discussion 51:2/4 - Nick Hard A_BBS_ADS Atari supported BBSes 51:2/0 - Terry May A_BBS_DOORS Atari BBS doors (externals) 51:1/6 - Dave Blanchard A_COMMERCIAL_ADS Atari commercial ads 51:102/1 - Erik Williams A_DTP Atari DeskTop Publishing 51:102/1 - Erik Williams A_EXPLORER Atari Explorer Magazine 51:1/13 - Ron Kovacs A_FDS AtariNet FDS announcements 51:203/0 - Bill Jones A_FIDODOOR FIDOdoor support 51:3/6 - Bryan Hall A_GENERAL General discussion 51:2/4 - Nick Hard A_GRAPHICS Atari graphics 51:2/0 - Terry May A_MAXI_SUPT MaxiDoor/PhidoQwk Support 51:5/4 - Shawn Smith A_PROGRAMMING Atari programming 51:5/0 - Don Liscombe A_SOUND Atari sound/music 51:2/0 - Terry May A_TECH Atari hardware tech talk 51:202/0 - Wes Newell A_BINKLEY BinkleyTerm ST support [* Gated from Zone 1 *] A_FIDO_ST FidoNet ST discussion [* Gated from Zone 90 *] A_IOS_HELP IOSmail Support [* Gated from Zone 1 *] AtariNet File Distribution System The following file areas are either currently on the AtariNet FileBone, or are awaiting approval. If you'd like to receive one of these areas, please contact your host. Hosts are not required to carry all areas, however all areas will be available from 51:203/0. Current File Echoes: FileEcho Description Origination at ======================================================================= A_NODES AtariNet node administration Bill Scull, 51:1/0 ABBSUTIL BBS-Related Utilities Bill Jones, 51:203/0 ABBSGAME BBS-Related Games (Doors) (open) ABBSOTHR BBS-Related other software (open) AFDOOR FidoDoor Updates (includes ST-QWK) Bryan Hall, 51:3/6 AUTILS ST Utilities (open) AGAMES ST Games Rich Tietjens, 51:2/10 ANETWORK FidoNet-Related Software Bill Jones, 51:203/0 AZNET Z*Net On-line magazine Ron Kovacs, 51:1/13 AOTHER Other ST Software (open) AGRAPHIC Graphics and related programs Terry May, 51:2/0 ASOUND Sounds, samples and related programs Terry May, 51:2/0 ======================================================================= Any questions or comments should be directed to me at 51:203/0. Bill Jones, AFDS Coordinator ======================================================================= **--DELPHI SIGN-UP--** ---------------------- To sign up for Delphi call (with modem) 800-695-4002. Upon connection hit return once or twice. At Password: type ZNET and hit . ======================================================================= **--GENIE SIGN-UP--** --------------------- To sign up for GENIE call (with modem) 800-638-8369. Upon connection type HHH and hit return. Wait for the U#= prompt and type in the following: XTX99436, GEnie and hit return. ======================================================================= **--COMPUSERVE SIGN-UP--** ------------------ To sign up for CompuServe service call (with phone) 800-848-8199. Ask for operator #198. 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