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From: aa789@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Bruce D. Nelson)
Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.mags
Subject: ST Report: 6-Jan-95 #1101
Reply-To: aa789@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Bruce D. Nelson)
Posted-By: xx004 (aa789 - Bruce D. Nelson)
Date: Thu Jan 19 08:46:27 1995



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                  ******* General Computer News *******


                     >> Microsoft to Introduce Bob <<
  
    Microsoft Corp. reportedly is set to introduced a new $100 program 
 called Bob intended for new PC users among the rapidly expanding home 
 market.
  
    Word is the program is to be unveiled by Microsoft chief Bill Gates 
 this weekend at the Consumer Electronics Show and will reach retailers 
 by March 31.
  
    In the Wall Street Journal this week reporter Don Clark says Bob, 
 running on top of DOS and Windows, has a set of eight programs for hand-
 ling common household chores, including options to balance checkbooks, 
 mark calendars and handle electronic mail.
  
    "Instead of menus and windows on the screen, Bob uses images of rooms 
 in a home and cartoon-like characters that tell you how to do things," 
 Clark writes. "Click with a mouse on the image of a piece of paper on a 
 desk, for example, and Bob launches a program that is tailored for 
 writing letters."
  
    Adds Clark, "Several other companies have begun to use metaphors such 
 as rooms or buildings, including General Magic Inc. and Novell Inc. But 
 Bob will be among the first programs on the market to stress a 'social 
 interface,' in which an animated character guides users' actions. The 
 characters, such as a dog named Rover, can give custom-tailored tips 
 because the program keeps track of problems that users are having. While 
 the on-screen guides now communicate in 'balloons' containing text 
 messages, Microsoft envisions future programs that will speak to users 
 and understand their spoken questions."
  
    Microsoft involved more than 1,200 consumers for testing the program, 
 which is based on the research of Stanford University professors 
 Clifford Nass and Byron Reeves.
  
  
                    >> Nintendo, GTE Form Alliance <<
  
    In an attempt to retain its No. 1 spot in the video game industry, 
 Nintendo of America has announced a joint venture with GTE to develop, 
 market, publish and distribute video games, including games to be played 
 over phone lines.  GTE expects the move to boost its presence in retail 
 stores.
  
    Reports say the companies will release in May a cartridge-based 3-D 
 game called FX Fighter, which "will run on the conventional 16-bit 
 Nintendo Entertainment System players, but GTE said it plans to work 
 with Nintendo to develop products for Nintendo's 64-bit Ultra videogame 
 player, due out in the fall."
  
  
                   >> Canadian Fax Service Unveiled <<
  
    Delrina Corp. has announced an agreement with The FAX Network of 
 Toronto to provide an all-Canadian fax broadcast service for PC users. 
 The service allows users to send up to several thousand facsimile 
 messages virtually simultaneously to locations worldwide.
  
    The service is offered with Delrina WinFax PRO 4.0 and Delrina Com-
 munications Suite software sold in Canada.
  
    Users can schedule their broadcast fax for immediate delivery or at a 
 predetermined time to take advantage of off- peak rates. The price to 
 broadcast a fax within selected Canadian cities is 39 cents per minute 
 during peak hours and 29 cents per minute during off peak hours.
  
  
                   >> Pentium Clone Draws Developers <<
  
    Nexgen, maker of Nx586, the only clone of Intel Corp.'s Pentium chip, 
 says it has commitments from 33 more PC manufacturers to use the chip in 
 their products, bringing the total number of supporters worldwide to 71.
  
    Reports quote Nexgen as saying the chip offers Pentium-level perfor-
 mance at typical prices between $1,500 and $2,500. The Nx586 entered 
 volume production in September.
  
    Notable among the additions in the U.S. are Liuski International of 
 Melville, New York, Fry's Electronics of San Jose, California, and the 
 Radio Shack chain.
  
    Nexgen President/CEO Atiq Raza said, "Once we began shipping production
 volume of the Nx586 processor family, we expected personal computer
 manufacturer adoption to grow rapidly. But the current rate of sign-ups, 
 since Comdex, has surpassed our expectations."
  
  
                   >> Gateway Ships Updated Pentiums <<
  
    Gateway 2000 reports that effective Friday all of its Pentium PCs 
 shipped directly to customers worldwide will incorporate Intel's updated 
 Pentium microprocessor.
  
    The direct market computer seller says it is the first company to 
 make the complete transition to the updated Pentium chip across its 
 entire Pentium line.
  
    Customers calling Gateway 2000 today to order a Pentium- based PC can 
 expect delivery within one to two weeks, say company spokesmen.
  
  
                  >> Dell Converts to Mended Pentium <<
  
    Dell Computer Corp. says it has completed converting its OptiPlex 
 computer line to Intel's updated Pentium chip.
  
    The computer maker notes that it expects the transition to Intel's 
 updated Pentium chip to continue across its entire Pentium processor-
 based product line, including its Dimension desktops and PowerEdge 
 servers.
  
    The company started converting its Pentium processor-based products 
 and shipping updated Pentium processors to customers on Dec. 22. The 
 updated Pentium processor corrects the recently publicized floating-
 point division flaw.
  
  
                  >> Unisys Stirs Graphics Community <<
  
    Computer maker Unisys Corp. has begun enforcing a software patent on 
 what originally was widely thought to be a free technology, an algorithm 
 used in tools to view digital pictures and other online graphics.
  
    At issue is the Lempel Zev Welch algorithm, which is used in GIF 
 (Graphics Interchange Format) tools for formatting and viewing online 
 graphics, as well as in the Tagged Image File Format.
  
    Writing in The Wall Street Journal this morning, reporter Jared 
 Sandberg quotes officials with the company as saying the formats contain 
 proprietary technology it patented in 1984.
  
    Unisys spokesman Oliver Picher contends his employer is seeking 
 relatively low royalties, telling the Journal, "If they're making money, 
 we have a right to fair return on the intellectual property that's 
 involved."
  
    Picher said other software makers and online services that use GIF 
 graphics have been contacted for possible licensing agreements.
  
    Meanwhile, regarding Unisys, the Journal this morning observed, "As 
 the online industry grows at a rapid pace, companies are vying to 
 protect their intellectual property, particularly for software programs 
 that have become online standards. But some see the move as an attempt 
 by Unisys, which last week said it planned to lay off 4,000 employees 
 this year, to squeeze whatever revenue it can out of the burgeoning 
 online business."
  
    Pat Clawson, president of TeleGrafix Communications Inc., an online 
 software developer, characterized the effort as "a grab by Unisys to get 
 money from the information superhighway to prop up a failing company," 
 adding his firm won't obtain a license from Unisys. "We're just going to 
 take GIF out of our products."
  
    Unisys' Picher denied the allegations. "It's easy to see a conspiracy 
 in this," he said, "but it's not there."
  
  
                      >> Motorola to Offer Newton <<
  
    A version of Apple Computer Inc.'s hand-held Newton computer that can 
 send electronic mail without being connected to a phone line is to be 
 offered by Motorola Inc.
  
    The machine, christened with the new name "Marco Wireless Communica-
 tion," will be priced between $900 and $1,400 and will be introduced 
 this week at the Macworld computer exhibit in San Francisco.
  
  
                   >> CompUSA Christmas Sales Up 42% <<
  
    CompUSA Inc., the nation's largest computer superstore retailer, 
 reports that its fiscal second-quarter net sales increased 42% from the 
 year-ago quarter to a overall record of $762 million. Same-store sales 
 for the second quarter ending Dec. 24 were up 14.6% and same-store sales 
 for December rose 16.2%.
  
    At Hambrecht & Quist, analyst Todd Bakar said CompUSA's second-
 quarter sales results are a "clear reflection" of a strong calendar 
 fourth quarter for the computer industry as a whole.
  
    Analyst Lee Levitt of International Data Corp. noted the sales were 
 bullish enough to even overcome the controversy surrounding a flaw in 
 Intel Corp.'s Pentium chip.
  
  
                 >> Computer Sales Up; Toy Sales Down <<
  
    Blame it on the computer. Toys R Us, the American toy store giant, 
 said today that hot computer sales this Christmas season cut into their 
 sales of Power Rangers, Barbie dolls, bicycles and other toys especially 
 during the last two weeks of December.
  
    Toys R Us Chief Executive Officer Michael Goldstein told analysts the 
 company has reduced its projection for fiscal 1994 international sales 
 to between $135 million to $140 million, down from a previous target of 
 $150 million.
  
  
                   >> New CD Specifications Unveiled <<
  
    Philips Electronics N.V. and Sony Corp. report that tentative basic 
 specifications for a new type of multisession music CD -- commonly 
 referred to as "CD Plus" -- are now available for evaluation and 
 consideration by record and computer companies.
  
    The electronics giants note that the proposed specifications would 
 allow two CD standards to coexist on a single disk. A multisession music 
 CD combines standard audio tracks with additional CD-ROM information.
  
    Philips and Sony note that the development of the first stage of the 
 multisession music CD format has now been completed. To finalize the 
 format, the companies will continue to consult with record and computer 
 companies in an effort to achieve compatibility with major multimedia 
 personal computer platforms, such as Multimedia PCs and Macintosh 
 systems.
  
    Philips and Sony anticipate that the multisession music CD format 
 will be supported by the record industry. Microsoft Corp. has announced 
 its support of the new format and will make necessary services, such as 
 authoring tools, available to the record industry.
  
    Philips and Sony hope that the specifications can be finalized within 
 the next couple of months.
  
  
                      >> Apple Cuts Server Prices <<
  
    Prices on Apple Computer Inc.'s Workgroup Servers 6150, 8150 and 9150 
 have been cut from 5% to 11%, effective immediately.
  
    Apple also:
  
    -:- Has introduced its AppleShare Client for Windows software 
 product, which will be available to Workgroup Server customers at no 
 additional cost.
  
    -:- Said it will enhance its AppleShare file and print software for 
 higher performance on PowerPC processor-based Workgroup Servers.
  
    Apple said the price changes are effective immediately in the U.S. 
 and depending on system configurations, the Workgroup Server 6150 ranges 
 in Apple price from $2,549 to $3,159; the Workgroup Server 8150 ranges 
 in price from $4,759 to $7,169; and the Workgroup Server 9150 ranges in 
 price from $5,929 to $8,709.
  
  
                     >> WordPerfect Sales Up 116% <<
  
    Novell Inc. announced this week that unit sales of its WordPerfect 
 software for the Apple Macintosh computer soared 116% in the fiscal 
 fourth quarter, compared to the same period a year ago.
  
    Reports say the sales of the word processing program rose 51% for the 
 entire year ended Oct. 31, when compared to the previous fiscal year. 
 The figures represent sales of WordPerfect Version 3.0 and the newer 
 Version 3.1.
  
  
                     >> Epson Offers New Monitors <<
  
    Epson America Inc. has begun shipping 15-inch and 17-inch SVGA color 
 monitors that it says offer high-resolution display for full-motion 
 color graphics and business presentations. The units carry street prices 
 of $349 and $599, respectively.
  
    A statement from Epson says the monitors are Energy Star-compliant, 
 having three power-saving modes and low-radiation technology.
  
    They also have 12 programmable modes to display colors and text and a 
 70MHz refresh rate for flicker-free viewing. The maximum noninterlaced 
 resolution for the 15-inch display is 1024 by 760, and 1,280 by 1,024 
 for the 17-inch.
  
  
                    >> Apple Unveils New Power Macs <<
  
    Apple Computer Inc. has introduced three new Power Macintosh 
 computers. The computer maker says the systems offer up to 40% greater 
 performance than its original Power Macintosh systems.
  
    Available immediately worldwide, the Power Macintosh 6100/66, 7100/80 
 and 8100/100 computers provide increased clock speeds of 10%, 21% and 
 25%, respectively. In addition, Level 2 cache (256KB) has been added to 
 the Power Macintosh 6100/66 and 7100/80 systems, further boosting 
 performance by up to 15%. Level 2 cache increases system performance by 
 reducing the computer's average access time required to retrieve data or 
 instructions from RAM or ROM.
  
    On average, Apple expects the overall performance increases of up to 
 30% for the Power Mac 6100/66, 40% for the 7100/80 and 20% for the 
 8100/100 when compared with their predecessors, the Power Mac 6100/60, 
 7100/66 and 8100/80.
  
    Apple has also increased the minimum hard drive configurations to 
 350MB for the Power Mac 6100/66 and 700MB for the 8100/100.
  
  
                      >> Tandy Closes 213 Stores <<
   
    Some 213 Video Concepts and McDuff mall stores are being closed by 
 Tandy Corp. in a restructuring it says is aimed as focusing on its some 
 6,600 Radio Shacks, 69 Computer City SuperCenters and nine Incredible 
 Universe stores.
  
  
                    >> IBM's RSI Case Goes to Trial <<

    In Minnesota, jury selection has begun in what officials say is the 
 nation's first repetitive stress injury case against IBM to reach trial.
  
    The case centers on a complaint by Nancy Urbanski, a former adminis-
 trative assistant at Eagan High School, who is suing for more than 
 $50,000, alleging she developed permanent RSl from using computer 
 keyboard equipment made by IBM. Apple Computer Inc. also is a defendant.
  
    Reports say that Urbanski's suit, filed in Dakota County District 
 Court, accuses the two computer makers of manufacturing equipment that 
 is unreasonably dangerous and failing to warn or give consumers 
 instructions on its proper use.
  
    Denying the allegations, IBM and Apple contend, among other things, 
 that Urbanski's injuries were caused by her own negligence.


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 by Frank Sereno

                                Coin Critters
                               Nordic Software
                                P.O. Box 6007
                           Lincoln, NE- 68506-0007
                    phone 402-488-5086  FAX 402-488-2914

 floppy diskette for Windows and Macintosh
 approximate retail $30
 ages 5 to 12

 IBM Requirements                    Macintosh Requirements

 CPU:    386SX                       CPU:     MacPlus or greater
 RAM:    4 megs                      RAM:     1 meg
 Video:  SVGA                        Video:   Monochrome or color
 CD-ROM: no                          CD-ROM:  no
 Hdisk:  3 megs                      Hdisk:   3 megs
 OS:     Windows 3.1                 OS:      System 6.0.7
 Sound card recommended

 Coin Critters builds math skills by teaching children counting and the
 value of coins.  The program tracks the progress of each child and moves
 him to  the next lesson after each is completed.

 Using a standard point and click interface, children will play nine
 exercises with five variations based on coin denomination.  Children will
 be asked to identify coins by "Heads Up" and "Tails Up."  The next
 exercise, "Match Coins," asks the child to add the value of the coins and
 enter the answer.  "Select Coins" requires the child to select a
 combination of coins that will equal a target number.  "Do You Have Enough
 Money?" asks the child to compare the price of an object to the value of
 coins on the screen.  He simply answers yes if he has more money than the
 price or no if he has less money.  "Coin Equivalents" prompts the child to
 find the number of smaller denomination coins required to equal a larger
 coin.  "Which Is More?" places two grouping of coins on the screen and the
 child must click on the group with the larger value.  "Purchase Items" is
 a consumer lesson.  The program displays an object and its price.  The
 child is asked to buy the object with exact change using the least number
 of coins.  "Make Change" is a merchant lesson.  Using the coins on the
 screen, the child must count back the difference between the amount of
 money given and the correct price.

 The graphics are very plain and not very interesting.  The sounds used in
 the program are digitized well but there aren't many used.  To appeal to
 younger children this program needs more pizzazz.

 The interface is point and click.  I have to say it needs a bit of
 refinement for younger children.  No audible help is available.  On-line
 help is available from the main screen but it is all text-based.  To
 create a new player or select an existing player, the child must deal with
 the file selector rather than typing or selecting his name from a menu. 
 Positive feedback is a simple "okay" accompanied with an animation of a
 person popping his hat in a very small window.  This is not varied or
 enthusiastic enough for younger children.  The negative feedback is
 excellent.  The little animation is a fellow saying "Oops!" as his hat
 falls over his face is not impressive, but the program also shows the
 child the correct answer by counting out the coins.

 The lessons can be customized by setting the number of problems which must
 be solved and the number of incorrect answers which can be given before
 the program gives the correct response.  The program has an adequate
 user's manual.  One of the better features is that the program allows the
 printing of worksheets for problem-solving away from the computer.  The
 program will also print out a progress report for each player.  The report
 only lists the lessons available and whether these have been completed or
 not.  It does not show any indication of proficiency.

 I do not feel that this program will be fun for most children.  Children
 earn tokens after completing lessons which can be used in an arcade game. 
 The child will move a Coin Critter through a maze by using the cursor keys
 to eat a certain denomination of coin.  Bombs move back and forth the
 screen.  Touching a bomb ends the game.  The graphics are very basic,
 sounds are minimal and the gameplay isn't fun.  The game is simply not
 enough reward for the lessons.

 Educational value is not as high as I hoped.  I believe the lessons are
 well founded on sound educational principles but the program has narrow
 scope.  Another problem that I see is that in the buying and selling
 lessons, the program uses some very unrealistic prices for items.  One
 example is a Macintosh computer for 113 cents.  Since there are thousands
 of consumer items available for less than $2.00, it would have been better
 if the program used those to help teach children the true purchasing power
 of money.

 Bang for the Buck is poor.  The program has a very narrow educational
 scope and it doesn't have great play value.  Coin Critters does not come
 with a money-back guarantee.  This program would probably be good for a
 third grade math class but I just cannot recommend it for home use.  If
 you are interested in this program, please try it before you buy it.

                                   Ratings

                     Graphics ........... 5.0
                     Sounds ............. 6.0
                     Interface .......... 6.5
                     Play Value ......... 5.0
                     Educational Value .. 7.0
                     Bang for the Buck .. 6.0
                     Average ............ 5.91

                                     ###

                         Notice from Sanctuary Woods

 Sanctuary Woods recently released a new multimedia game, "Radio Active:
 The Music Trivia Game Show."  Unfortunately, a problem arose during the
 duplication of the CD-ROMs and some defective discs were shipped to retail
 outlets.  All current product is being replaced on store shelves.  If you
 have already purchased "Radio Active," you can obtain a free replacement
 disc by calling 800-943-3664.

                                     ###

 Radio Active is a very entertaining game and you can look forward to a
 full review in a future issue of Silicon Times Report.  Until next week, I
 thank you for reading! 

                ____________________________________________



 > New Forum! STR FOCUS!          FORTUNE MAGAZINE ON COMPUSERVE!
   """""""""""""""""""""


                           FORTUNE MAGAZINE ONLINE
                           =======================

 The first thing that greets the user upoon entering the NEW Fortune Forum
 is;

 Welcome to the Fortune Forum:  The Center for Business Information and
 Talk on CompuServe.

 If you're new here, don't worry because we are new as well. This initial
 period marks the beginning of a long and mutually fulfilling exchange of
 views and information between the  editors of Fortune and our readers. It
 is also a chance for our readers to exchange insights and opinions with
 each other.

 We've worked hard over the past months to bring the world's most 
 informative and in-depth business magazine online at CompuServe. If you're
 here, you've probably already looked through the online  edition of the
 magazine. If not, we hope you become a regular reader, as well as a
 contributing member of this forum.

 We've a lot of plans for this forum. Plans that include special guests,
 special issues, special software and information found nowhere else
 online. But, regardless of what we do to provide a stimulating and
 enjoyable place for you to visit, what this Forum ultimately becomes is up
 to all of us  working together. This forum is not the old kind of one to
 many media, but a new hybrid of communication -- many to many. In a very
 real sense, all opinions are equal here. Indeed, the online forum format
 is in essence a "postocracy" -- you can't be seen or heard unless you
 participate.

 The editors of Fortune are united in encouraging your opinions, ideas, and 
 feedback. We'll all be checking in from time to time to give you responses
 from our side of the screen. This is your chance to talk to, talk back,
 and talk about what we're doing, and what we should be doing.

 We hope you'll plunge right in and help us start things off with a series
 of exchanges that explore the large and small issues, the personalities
 and policies that shape and define the business environment of the 1990s.
 Of course, we expect many discussions will be stimulate by our current
 issue, but there's no rule that says they have to do so. Feel free to
 start your own topics on issues that matter to you. Feel free to express
 your opinions and insights in other topics as well. At Fortune, we're not
 just talking at our readers, we're talking with them and listening as
 well.


                                    ****

      STReport would like to invite everyone to stop by and say hello!

                  ________________________________________


 > COREL Support STR InfoFile
   """"""""""""""""""""""""""


 For Immediate Release
 ---------------------




                     Corel Corporation Limited Announces
                             NEW SUPPORT PROGRAM
                                     for
                          Twelve European Countries


 Ottawa, Canada--Jan. 03, 1995-- Corel Corporation Limited based in Dublin,
 Ireland today announced a new technical support program for users of
 CorelDRAW, Corel VENTURA, Corel PHOTO-PAINT, Corel GALLERY and CorelFLOW.
 Beginning January 3, 1995 Corel will replace its current system of
 providing free technical support on a toll line with a new flexible
 support program on toll-free lines for the following countries: Austria, 
 Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway,
 Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

 Corel's new technical support program is designed to provide registered
 Corel customers with increased access to technical support. The new
 program will compliment Corel's current free-of-charge support options
 which include a fax-back service, CompuServe, Bulletin Board download
 service, and an Interactive Voice Answering System (IVAN).

 "With this plan, support personnel will be more accessible to the
 customers who need technical support the most," said Dr. Michael Cowpland,
 president and chief executive officer of Corel Corporation.  "The
 combination of our alternative, free-of-charge services and the 
 pay-for-support services will give users the ability to pick the option
 that best suits their technical support requirements resulting in quicker
 methods of obtaining product information and improved service for the
 customer."

 Support will be provided in the following six languages:  English, French,
 German, Dutch, Spanish, and Italian.

 Each registered user will receive two free credits for CorelDRAW 5 and one
 free credit for all other products, valid for one technical support call
 on a toll-free line. If a technician is unable to resolve a technical
 support call because of a documented bug with Corel software, the
 technician will not use the customer's credit.

 After the free credits have been used, Corel users will have the option of
 purchasing support call credits (one per incident) or an annual support
 plan allowing unlimited technical support for one year. Pricing below is
 quoted in Sterling.  Billing will be in local currency.

   25.00 STG for one support call credit
  150.00 STG for an annual support plan

 Corel is also offering a company annual plan which will allow companies
 with five or more copies of the same Corel product to purchase unlimited
 technical support for a period of one year:

 695.00 STG for five users with additional users at 130 STG.

 Corel technical support can be reached at the following toll-free numbers
 as of January 3, 1995:

                     Austria        0660-5876
                     Belgium        0800-11138
                     Denmark        800-1-8754
                     France         0591-6005
                     Germany        0130-820522
                     Ireland        1-800-406-406
                     Italy          1-678-74781
                     Netherlands    06-022-6403
                     Norway         800-11662
                     Sweden         020-791084
                     Switzerland    155-8223
                     UK             0800-614-185

 For countries where a toll free service is not available Corel will
 continue to offer free support over toll lines:

                     Spain               +(353) 1-405-2322
                     All other countries +(353) 1-405-2333

 Approved Distributors, Resellers, Service Bureaus and Training Centers

 Corel Corporation and its subsidiaries will continue to provide free
 technical support, on a toll-free line, for CorelDRAW and related products
 to all Corel approved resellers, distributors, service bureaus and
 training centers.  In countries where toll-free lines are notavailable,
 free support will be provided over toll lines.

 In July 1994, Corel established a dedicated phone line to serve these
 groups. To qualify for toll free technical support, resellers must
 complete Corel's approved reseller application.  Those who qualify, and
 are approved, will receive product literature upon request, an employee 
 purchase plan, Not for Resale pricing and the new free phone number.  For
 additional information please call 613-728-3733.

 Approved Training Centers receive direct referrals, unlimited technical
 support, use of Corel's product logos and approved logos for advertising
 and monthly newsletters.  For more information on Corel's ATC program,
 contact Patsy Hogan, Educational Program Manager, at 613-728-8200 x1530 or
 through CompuServe at 73311,3000.

 Corel's Approved Service Bureau program provides a qualified list of
 service bureaus for CorelDRAW users and provides bureaus with co-operative
 marketing opportunities, special pricing on Corel products, monthly
 newsletters and technical assistance.  For more information on the 
 CASB program, please contact Rhonda McIntyre Logie, CASB Manager, at
 613-728-8200 x1402 or through CompuServe at 73423,1722.

 Incorporated  in  1985, Corel Corporation is recognized internationally as
 an  award-winning developer and marketer of PC graphics and SCSI software.
 CorelDRAW,  Corel's  industry  leading  graphics software, is available in
 over  17  languages  and  has won over 180 international awards from major
 trade  publications.    Corel ships its products through a network of more
 than  140  distributors in 60 countries worldwide.  Corel is traded on the
 Toronto  Stock  Exchange  (symbol:  COS)  and  the NASDAQ--National Market
 System (symbol: COSFF).

 Corel  is  a  registered  trademark of Corel Corporation. CorelDRAW, Corel
 Ventura,  Corel PHOTO-PAINT, Corel GALLERY and CorelFLOW are trademarks of
 Corel Corporation.  Corel Corporation Limited is a wholly-owned subsidiary
 of Corel Corporation.

               ______________________________________________


 > ULTRAEDIT STR FOCUS!   THE Editor for Windows....
   """"""""""""""""""""
     Pocket Overview




                             UltraEdit-32 V1.32a
                             ===================

      Every so often, a first class shareware package comes along. 
 STReport has endorsed the use of this editor form the days of its original
 high quality incarnation.  I might add, with good reason.  The updates
 have been very regular and well planned.  The support has been as good as
 the best of the commercial houses offer.  Ian Mead has produced what we
 feel is the ideal editor for use in the windows environment.  The perfect
 notepad replacement.  And.... much, much, more.  Ultraedit 32 is available
 for D/L in a number of forums on CIS and elsewhere.  After trying this
 one, you'll not only register it, You'll stay with it.  Belao are listed
 but a few of its great features... check 'em out.

                                    ****

 UltraEdit-32 is a Windows(TM) disk based text or HEX editor taking full
 advantage of the multiple document interface (MDI).  It is designed to
 allow simple editing of any text or binary file. UltraEdit-32 allows up to
 255 files to be open at one time.

 Standard Features:
 ------------------
 - Disk based text editing 
 - No limit on file size, minimum RAM used even for multi-megabyte files
 - Multiple files open and displayed at the same time
 - Open multiple files at once from the file open dialog
 - Insert file into an existing document at cursor position
 - Drag and Drop support from the file manager
 - Insert & Overstrike modes for editing (Unlike many other Windows text
   editors)
 - UltraEdit-32 is Windows 3.x CUA compliant
 - Find and Replace 
 - Also allows selection of text between caret & find target when shift key
   is pressed
 - Goto Line Number
 - Font Selection for display and printer. (Supports all fonts installed
   including TRUE-TYPE fonts)
 - Print support with headers, footers, margins and page breaks.
 - Automatic Line Indentation
 - Tab Settings
 - Word Wrap Support
 - Hexadecimal Editor - Allows editing of any binary file
 - HEX Insert and Delete of characters
 - HEX Find, Replace and Replace All
 - Bookmarks - Unlimited number of Bookmarks
 - Multiple Windows of the same file
 - Comprehensive macro support, including saving and loading
 - Context Sensitive Help
 - Automatic backup file generated with (.BAK) extension in the directory
   of the original file
 - UltraEdit-32 retains its screen position each time it is used
 - Line & column number display (line number display may be disabled)
 - Pop-up menus with right mouse button.
 - Text conversion to lower or upper case and capitalization.
 - Line fixup for lines without CR/LF combination.
 - Convert Word Wrap to CR/LF's allowing word wrap to be written to file
   with hard returns
 - Convert CR/LF's to Word Wrap (removes CR/LF's from file)

 Also:
 -----
 - UltraEdit-32 accepts a command line input and so can be used to replace
 NOTEPAD or other editors that are called up from a file manager by
 clicking on a file.

                            --- Registration ---

 You are limited to 45 Days of use for an unregistered version.

 UltraEdit-32 is a shareware program. If you find it useful and continue to
 use it you are obligated to register it with the author by sending $27.00
 + $3.00 Shipping (Ohio Residents add $1.35 Sales Tax) to:

                                 Ian D. Mead
                           8209 Chestnut Hill Ct.
                           West Chester, OH 45069


                       --- Compuserve Registration ---

 UltraEdit-32 may also be registered online on compuserve by typing GO
 SWREG and following instructions for registering using ID 4017.
         
 This will entitle you to an authorization code, the latest registered
 version, and technical support.

 This program may be freely distributed provided it is unmodified, no
 charge is made, and all of the following files are included:

 1) READ.ME        - This File
 2) UEDIT32.EXE     - Executable File
 3) UEDIT32.HLP     - UltraEdit-32 help file


 // History
 ---------- 
 V1.32a - Created from UltraEdit v1.32 for Windows. (Also formerly known as
 EditPro, MEDIT)

         Windows is a registered Trademark of Microsoft Corporation


                 ___________________________________________


 > GIF CONTROVERSY STR Spotlight        The probable DEMISE of .GIF
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                            TO GIF OR NOT TO GIF!
                            =====================
                            The Black Hat Award!



 by Ralph Mariano


      Recently, in the past week, a major fire war has erupted in the
 online community.  Its seems there are real problems in the world of
 graphic file formats and precisely with .GIF usage.  Apparently, about six
 and a half years ago Unisys Corp. obtained a patent on its LZW format
 algorithm for producing GIF files.  At about the same time, CompuServe
 seemingly adopted the GIF graphic file format as its preferred file format
 to use.  Now, after all these years of harmonious use....  Up jumps Unisys
 crying FOUL!  CompuServe, in trying to keep its users and developers best
 interests at heart, entered into an agreement with Unisys whereby
 CompuServe would offer an agreement to its developer subscribers that
 would, in principle offer a token umbrella of limited protection against
 exorbitant royalties with retroactive penalties.

      The real problems are with the "agreement" and certain of its
 clauses.  None of which seem to make any real sense especially to the
 majority of shareware authors.  The Graphics Support Forums of CompuServe
 are focusing on this matter in their area nineteen (19).  It behooves
 anyone producing software programming that handles GIF files to actively
 participate.  Basically, the overall opinion seems to be centered around
 three looming questions.  Accordingly, we are aware of certain benevolent
 revisions that are now in the works.  CompuServe has unjustly caught a
 great deal of negative commentary when all they've been trying to do is
 help.
    
           A) - Why did Unisys WAIT SO MANY YEARS to make a complaint.

           B) - What about those programs that have nothing to do with CIS?

           C) - Isn't GIF a file format whose TIME HAS COME AND GONE?


      The first question is a very difficult one to answer since if one
 tries to explain away the many years between the birth of GIF files and
 now, with Unisys "crying foul", it would easily appear one is trying to
 apologize for Unisys' rather bizarre and unorthodox behavior.  Then again,
 if one were to point out the real problems and cry out "setup!"  It would
 be considered bashing poor old, Unisys.  The bottom line is they've
 managed to create a tumult the likes of which we haven't seen since the
 days of ARC vs ZIP and the birth of ZIP.  Which, by the way, should be a
 fairly strong reminder of what happened to those who thought they'd reap a
 small fortune over ARC and instead, forced the birth of a far superior
 effort called ZIP.  Could this be history repeating itself?  Only the
 "names have changed".  But the "game" remains the same.
   
      In this reporter's humble opinion, CompuServe and especially The
 Graphics Forums' Larry Wood and the sysops are inadvertently being made
 the "bad guys" by some folks when in fact, the stumbling, collapsing
 former giant in the computing community, Unisys, is at the center of this
 ugly tempest and unfortunately, wearing the real Black Hat.  Seemingly, it
 appears as if they are "groping for straws".  Or, is it dancing for
 dollars?

      The important points are that CompuServe, over the years, has made
 the GIF format available to anybody, including their competiton.  Why
 would CompuServe now want a fee?  They don't!  Unisys does.  The real
 question here is why did Unisys wait _so long_ to make a squawk?  It
 appears as if they were waiting until the GIF format was so firmly
 entrenched in the computing world that they would reap a harvest of untold
 limits.  Mind you, nobody is saying "conspiracy" as was mentioned in the
 WSJ.  As of this writing, its appears the only thing they're about to reap
 is the biggest, most notorious black eye any entity in the history of
 computing has ever or most likely ever will earn.  

      CompuServe and the Graphics Forums are innocent of anything except
 trying to help the users and developers.  Don't even ask about the amount
 of the original license fee it was finally reduced to $1.00 as a result of
 the strenuous efforts of Larry Woods of the Graphics Support Forums and
 Compuserve.  Unisys has engendered, by their actions over the GIF format,
 far more ill will than they can imagine.  Wait until the Internet goes to
 "high heat".  By then, Unisys will have realized they made Intel's
 "Pentium trick" look like child's play.  In fact, there is no way Unisys
 can claim they took their time or were unaware of the need to protect
 their "patent".  You see, another online service Genie, as a matter of
 fact, procured such a license in 1990.  Essentially it reportedly reads
 similar to the current incarnations as far as the statements about having
 to work in conjunction with the service thus licensed.  Further, its been
 reported Genie may be contemplating removal of all viewers except those
 explicitly covered by their interpretation of their license with Unisys. 
 The bottom line is Unisys was already granting licenses in 1990 to those
 services having the foresight to see problems on the distant horizon.

      In answer to the second question.  One must never lose grasp of the
 fact that the computing community worldwide, is a vibrant, well tuned in
 group of highly informed people.  These folks are quite capable of seeing
 the reality of this repugnant mess amidst the smoke and mirrors of today's
 busy world.  No sooner had this story broke when we had at least a half
 dozen calls from concerned readers wondering what Aldus, Corel, Microgrfx
 and other major software publishers were going to do.  All that was said
 is "brace themselves, drop GIF support like a hot rock and get ready". 
 The bottom line here is they are well aware of the overall condition of
 Unisys (currently laying off another 4000 people) and its more than
 obvious quest for "new money".  Someone ought to tell 'em at Unisys that
 their methods will never work as they seemingly expect they will.  Some
 time ago in US History, it was well said when the expression of: "Millions
 for Defense but NOT ONE CENT for tribute" was made heard 'round the world. 
 Its a shame Unisys didn't do its history lessons well.  They are about to
 learn that lesson well.

      The last question is the dilly.  Of course GIF as we know it is old
 news.  Its an eight bit graphic file.  All Unisys has done is hasten the
 inevitable.  A twenty four bit or better file format with super tight, no
 loss compression is most definitely "in the works".  As an aside, this
 reporter is aware that many of the devs are already commenting out GIF
 support and making sure they encourage everyone to do the same.  BBS
 operators (SysOps) worldwide are already converting away from the GIF file
 format to JPEG for the time being.  One offered the comment; "better to
 convert and show zero support for Unisys for what they've done".  Sadly,
 there are those who will protest that Unisys was only protecting their
 patent.  They're correct.  

      One question however, screams for a _real answer_ though.  Why did
 Unisys wait so long to say something?  Don't they realize just how bad
 their actions are making them appear?  Perhaps they just don't care
 anymore about PR and their image in the computing community.  Obviously
 you, the reader, can deduce that this story has been steadily unfolding
 for the past week.  As of this additional writing, Unisys has come forward
 with another and what appears to be the final statement.  This statement
 is an excellent review, repositioning, and total clarification of the
 directions in which they intend to go.  As a result, this reporter
 believes the computing and developing community at large may breathe a
 huge sigh of relief.  On the other hand, it appears that those developers
 who have enjoyed a rather large and generously porfitable chunk of the
 commercial market are going to be hearing from Unisys shortly.


 Now Comes...
 ------------

 The reactions..... only some but they reflect the mood of the entire
 computing community.

                            ORIGINAL ANNOUNCEMENT
                            =====================
   
     Reports from The Wall Street Journal are among the Dow Jones news
 service resources available through the Executive News Service (GO ENS).

     Computer maker Unisys Corp. has begun enforcing a software patent on
 what originally was widely thought to be a free technology, an algorithm
 used in tools to view digital pictures and other online graphics.

     At issue is the Lempel Zev Welch algorithm, which is used in GIF
 (Graphics Interchange Format) tools for formatting and viewing online
 graphics, as well as in the Tagged Image File Format.

     Writing in The Wall Street Journal this morning [Jan 4], reporter
 Jared Sandberg quotes officials with the Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, company
 as saying the formats contain proprietary technology it patented in 1984.

     CompuServe, which introduced the GIF format in 1987, now has licensed
 the LZW technology from Unisys and has set up a licensing program so other
 software developers using the technology can pay Unisys 1.5 percent of the
 cost of each copy of software sold.

     Unisys spokesman Oliver Picher contends his employer is seeking
 relatively low royalties, telling the Journal, "If they're making money,
 we have a right to fair return on the intellectual property that's
 involved."

     Picher said other software makers and online services that use GIF
 graphics have been contacted for possible licensing agreements.

     CompuServe's Graphics Support Forum (GO GRAPHSUP) is fielding
 questions about the situation, inviting online visitors to view Section 19
 of its message board ("GIF/LZW Discussion"). Also a file called AGREE.TXT
 has been added to Library 19 of the forum to provide background.

     An online statement in the forum about the patent license says,
 "Through this license, CompuServe is able to provide a sub-license to GIF
 developers. This CompuServe GIF license agreement grants the developer
 lawful use of GIF and the LZW algorithm for certain uses. This relieves
 licensees from the obligation to license LZW directly from Unisys and
 extends to them other benefits of the terms negotiated by CompuServe.

     "The CompuServe GIF license is based upon terms established with
 Unisys by CompuServe. This includes a requirement that the developer's
 software be used primarily with the CompuServe Information Service or use
 information obtained through the CompuServe Information Service. This
 license is subject to a reasonable royalty."

     Meanwhile, regarding Unisys, the Journal this morning observed, "As
 the online industry grows at a rapid pace, companies are vying to protect
 their intellectual property, particularly for software programs that have
 become online standards. But some see the move as an attempt by Unisys,
 which last week said it planned to lay off 4,000 employees this year, to
 squeeze whatever revenue it can out of the burgeoning online business."

     Pat Clawson, president of TeleGrafix Communications Inc., an online
 software developer, characterized the effort as "a grab by Unisys to get
 money from the information superhighway to prop up a failing company,"
 adding his firm won't obtain a license from Unisys. "We're just going to
 take GIF out of our products."

     Unisys' Picher denied the allegations. "It's easy to see a conspiracy
 in this," he said, "but it's not there."



 The Clawson Open letter
 -----------------------

 January 2, 1995

 An Open Letter to Our Colleagues In the Online Communications Community:

 The announcement by CompuServe and Unisys that users of the GIF image
 format must register by January 10 and pay a royalty or face lawsuits for
 their past usage, is the online communications community's equivalent of
 the sneak attack at Pearl Harbor.

 The announcement of the CompuServe-Unisys GIF Tax on December 29,
 during the lull between Christmas and New Year's Day, was clearly timed
 to cause maximum damage while an unsuspecting public celebrated the
 holidays.

 We at TeleGrafix Communications have no quarrel with those who seek to
 protect their intellectual property and profit from it.  Indeed, we are in
 business to do the same.  We believe those who develop software are
 entitled to reap financial rewards from their labors.

 But in our opinion, the timing and circumstances of the CompuServe-Unisys
 action indicates this is a shakedown of the online communications
 community by two powerful corporations, rather than a reasonable effort to
 protect intellectual property.

 The GIF format has been in widespread public use since 1987. Its
 widespread use and royalty-free licensing has been encouraged by
 CompuServe for years.  Neither CompuServe or Unisys have made any
 significant improvements to GIF or its underlying LZW algorithm and
 compression process to justify charging for what has been free.

 Giving GIF users only 14 days to comply with sudden, unexpected demands
 to pay the private CompuServe-Unisys GIF Tax or face prosecution for past
 usage of what had been promoted for seven years as free, open standard
 software is unconscionable. It is especially outrageous since CompuServe
 and Unisys admit in writing that they decided to require licensing SIX
 MONTHS AGO in June, and didn't announce it to the public until now.

 According to the CompuServe-Unisys GIF licensing agreement, the
 settlement of the patent dispute was executed on June 21, 1994.
 CompuServe agreed to implement the agreement "as soon as reasonably
 practicable and in no case later than six (6) months after the date this
 Agreement is executed..."   That six month period ended on December 21,
 1994 -- but CompuServe did not make the licensing terms public until
 December 28.  Indeed, CompuServe appears to have violated the terms of
 its own settlement agreement with Unisys.

 While many of the messages we have read online in reaction to the
 CompuServe-Unisys GIF Tax decree express both dismay and disbelief,
 virtually none have analyzed the actual provisions of the licensing
 agreement.  It is in this area that TeleGrafix Communications wishes to
 contribute to the dialogue.

 In our opinion, the CompuServe-Unisys licensing agreement is both
 illogical and overly broad.  Let's examine some of its key provisions. All
 quotes cited are directly from the agreement.

 1. CompuServe will license Developers who want to use GIF technology.
 The term "developer" is defined as "the other undersigned party to the
 agreement," and it seems to apply to ANYONE who contemplates distributing
 any product that uses the GIF format.

 2. Developers will be licensed to sell or distribute "Products" that "use
 and exploit GIF...solely within the Field of Use."  The term "Field of
 Use" is defined as "primarily for accessing the CompuServe Information
 Service and for manipulating and viewing data received through the
 CompuServe Information Service."  The licensing agreement further defines
 the term "Products" as being  "software that is developed or
 distributed...which is designed for and used primarily for accessing the
 CompuServe Information Service and for manipulating and viewing data
 received through the CompuServe Information Service."  IT APPEARS THAT THE
 ONLY LAWFUL USE OF GIF WILL BE FOR COMPUSERVE-RELATED PRODUCTS.  Using GIF
 images in any other manner, such as on CD-ROMs or bulletin board systems,
 is prohibited.   Most of the thousands of products that have used GIF in
 some manner are henceforth contraband.

 3. Developers may no longer  "use, copy, modify or distribute the GIF
 specification, except as expressly permitted by CompuServe."  This states
 that the GIF specification can no longer be shared, published or uploaded
 in any manner without the express consent of CompuServe.

 4. Members of the public are prohibited from using any software product
 containing GIF until they have become a REGISTERED user of the product.
 The customer also must agree to use the product "primarily for accessing
 the CompuServe Information Service and for manipulating and viewing data
 received through the CompuServe Information Service."  This virtually
 eliminates the concept of freeware or shareware containing GIF
 capabilities, since prospective customers can no longer try out these
 software products without registering them first.

 5. Software developers must pay $1.00 for a license to use GIF, PLUS a fee
 equal to the GREATER of 1.5% of the selling price of the product, or $0.15
 per "Disposition."  Disposition is defined as "the sale, lease or license
 or any other grant of rights to a Product or any new Product."  All
 royalties must be paid quarterly.  Noncommercial and freeware usage of GIF
 technology is NOT exempted from the royalty requirement.  Because the
 royalty provisions and definition of "Disposition" are so broad in scope,
 it appears that a GIF Tax payment may be due to CompuServe-Unisys each
 time a GIF image is transmitted via BBS or Internet.  The operators of a
 BBS or World Wide Web site with hundreds or thousands of GIF images
 online could easily be bankrupted by these licensing requirements.

 6. CompuServe must be notified of ANY new product using GIF when it is
 first offered to customers.

 7. Persons using GIF must keep records of its use, and CompuServe has the
 right to audit those records every year upon seven days notice.  Persons
 using GIF must pay the cost of the audit if a royalty underpayment of 10%
 or more is discovered, along with 12% interest on any underpaid royalties.

 8. Even if the patent is later found by the courts or the U.S. Patent
 Office to be invalid and unenforceable, or if the patent expires, any
 developer must "return all copies of the GIF specification and any
 confidential information of CompuServe then in its possession or
 control to CompuServe, (ii) stop using the Licensed Technology, and (iii)
 stop distributing  Products."  This states that EVEN IF THE PATENT IS
 OVERTURNED OR EXPIRES, YOU MUST STOP USING OR DISTRIBUTING GIF.

 9. Even though CompuServe has publicly disseminated the text of the
 agreement it wants GIF users to sign, the terms of the agreement are to
 remain confidential.  This is illogical, to say the least, since they have
 posted it for public download on their own system.

 10. Developers have to indemnify and hold CompuServe harmless for any
 damages if their CUSTOMERS somehow use GIF technology in a way not
 permitted by the licensing agreement.

 11. Unisys has the right to enforce the agreement, as well as CompuServe.
 Further, Unisys has the right to pursue legal action or seek damages
 against Developers even after the agreement has terminated.

 TeleGrafix Communications Inc. will not sign such a licensing agreement.
 We think most other software developers, BBS SysOps and Web site
 operators also will refuse to sign.

 We encourage our colleagues in the online communications community to
 evaluate the CompuServe-Unisys action, and to lodge appropriate protests
 directly with those companies.

 We believe that the CompuServe-Unisys GIF Tax drives a stake through the
 heart of Internet development.  It will cripple the World Wide Web, NCSA
 Mosaic, and other Internet multimedia technologies that rely heavily on
 GIF imaging.

 Fortunately, we at TeleGrafix Communications do not depend on GIF
 imaging in our new RIPscrip 2.0 online multimedia technologies.  We chose
 to implement the JPEG image format and only recently decided to add GIF
 support as a convenience to our customers.  Due to the restrictive
 conditions of the CompuServe-Unisys GIF Tax and licensing agreement, we
 must now reevaluate our plans for supporting GIF use in the upcoming
 release of RIPscrip 2.0.

 While our company hopes to profit financially from our advanced RIPscrip
 2.0 technology, we will not demand royalties from those who have used
 the freeware versions of our earlier RIPscrip 1.54 products and/or
 technical specifications.  The RIPscrip 2.0 specification also will be
 made public for third-party use after it is finalized.

 We expect that the CompuServe-Unisys action will spell the death of GIF
 as a commercially viable technology, shifting the attention of the online
 communications community to JPEG imaging.

  Sincerely,

  Pat Clawson
  President & Chief Executive Officer
  TeleGrafix Communications Inc.
  Huntington Beach, CA

  Voice: (714) 379-2140
  Fax: (714) 379-2132
  BBS: (714) 379-2133
  Internet: rip.support@telegrafix.com

                                    ****

 Compuserve's Position
 ---------------------


 Subject:  GIF/LZW Clarification - Msg Number: 174559
    From:  Larry Wood 76703,704
      To:  All 
   Forum:  GRAPHSUPPORT   Sec: 17-Copyright & More!
    Date:  04-Jan-95  17:07:50

 Gang,

   I have been asked by CompuServe to post the following comments:

  From:  Tim Oren, CompuServe

 In 1987, CompuServe designed the Graphics Interchange Format (GIF)
 specification for graphics files.  The GIF specification incorporated the
 Lempel  Zev Welch  (LZW) compression technology.  In early 1993, Unisys
 Corporation notified CompuServe of patent rights granted to LZW. At that
 time, CompuServe began negotiating with Unisys to secure a licensing
 agreement. This agreement was reached in mid-1994, and CompuServe then
 initiated a process to secure a similar license that would benefit its GIF
 developer community.

 Following the agreement reached between CompuServe and Unisys, CompuServe
 announced the Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) Developer Agreement,
 shortly after its completion, on December 29, 1994.  This agreement is
 aimed at GIF developers who are developing programs and shareware
 primarily for use in conjunction with CompuServe.  The service
 offers a license to these developers to use LZW technology in programs
 written to the GIF specification.

 CompuServe remains committed to keeping open the GIF 89a specification
 both within CompuServe and in areas outside CompuServe.  CompuServe
 continues to strongly support the use of the GIF specification in the
 entire online community including the Internet and World Wide Web.  This
 agreement will be transparent to end-users and will not result in any
 charges for people using viewers or transmitting GIF images.
 The agreement offers software and shareware developers who use the LZW
 technology in their GIF programs protection under a software license that
 CompuServe is authorized to grant under the agreement with Unisys. 
 Developers who choose to take advantage of this service would acquire the
 rights to use the LZW technology in certain software and shareware
 developed primarily for use in conjunction with CompuServe.  Developers
 who choose to participate in this agreement within the implementation
 period will also benefit in that Unisys has agreed not to pursue royalty
 claims for past use of  the LZW technology in GIF.  The implementation
 period has been extended to January 31, 1995.

 CompuServe has presented this new agreement as a service to its GIF
 developer community.  Cost to developers will be a $1.00 one-time
 licensing fee and a royalty payment of 1.5 percent or $0.15, whichever is
 greater, per registered copy of a program containing the LZW technology.  
 CompuServe will not profit from this service.

 CompuServe encourages developers to work with Unisys directly if the GIF
 Developer Agreement does not meet their needs.  Unisys is continuing to
 make the LZW technology available to any interested parties under
 reasonable and non-discriminatory terms.  Developers are not required to
 register with CompuServe.  Registering with CompuServe is simply one
 option for addressing the Unisys LZW patent issue.  Developers may want to
 consider consulting with legal counsel.

 CompuServe is committed to keeping the GIF 89A specification as an open,
 fully-supported, non-proprietary specification for the entire online
 community including the World Wide Web.  Whether they choose to register
 with CompuServe or not, developers are encouraged to continue use the GIF
 specification within their products.

 A copy of the GIF Developer Agreement is available in the Library section
 of the CompuServe Graphics Support Forum (GO GRAPHSUP) and will shortly be
 posted to CompuServes World Wide Web page (HTTP://WWW.COMPUSERVE.COM).
 Developers who are not developing software primarily for use in
 conjunction with CompuServe should contact Unisys directly at:  Welch
 Patent Desk, Unisys Corp., P.O. Box 500, Bluebell, PA 19424  Mailcode C SW
 19.

  Sincerely,

  Original Signed By Tim Oren

  Tim Oren, CompuServe Vice President,  Future Technology

                                     ***

 The Compuserve Agreement
 ------------------------

            AGREEMENT FOR USE OF GRAPHICS INTERCHANGE FORMAT(SM)
            ----------------------------------------------------


 This Agreement is entered into as of the effective date set forth below 
 between CompuServe Incorporated, an Ohio corporation ("CompuServe"), and
 the other undersigned party to this Agreement ("Developer").

 Section 1.  Grant of Rights.  

 1.1. Effective upon Developer's payment of the initial license fee 
 described in Section 2, CompuServe hereby grants to Developer a
 non-exclusive, worldwide: (a) license to use and exploit GIF(SM) to make,
 have made, use and sell Products solely within the Field of Use; and (b)
 sublicense to use and exploit the Licensed Patent to make, have made, use
 and sell Products solely within the Field of Use.

 1.2. CompuServe will provide Developer with a single copy of the most 
 recent specification for GIF(SM) and any updates to such specification
 that are released by CompuServe during the term of this Agreement.  Once
 an updated version of the GIF(SM) specification has been released by
 CompuServe, Developer should incorporate the updates contained in the new
 specification into its Products as part of Developer's ordinary release
 cycle.

 1.3. Developer understands that CompuServe and Unisys Corporation are the 
 owners of all patents, copyrights, service marks and other intellectual 
 property embodied in the Licensed Technology. In connection with its use
 of the Licensed Technology, Developer shall  take all steps reasonably
 required by CompuServe and/or Unisys Corporation to acknowledge and
 protect their respective ownership interests in the patents, copyrights,
 service marks and other intellectual property interests embodied in the
 Licensed Technology.  Developer further agrees not to take any action that
 would impair the respective interests of CompuServe and/or Unisys
 Corporation in the Licensed Technology.

 1.4. Developer may not use, copy, modify or distribute the GIF(SM) 
 specification, except as expressly permitted by CompuServe.  Developer may 
 make three copies of the GIF(SM) specification for back-up purposes only, 
 provided CompuServe's service mark, copyright and other notices and
 legends are included in such copy.  Developer shall not alter or delete
 any of the notices or legends contained in the GIFSM specification and any
 updates thereto.  Developer agrees to provide the following notice on
 Products or in any Product documentation:  "LZW compression and
 decompression methods are licensed under Unisys Corporation's U.S. Patent
 4,558,302 and equivalent foreign patents.  Additional technology embodied
 in GIF(SM) is licensed from CompuServe Incorporated.  Graphics Interchange
 Format and GIF are service marks of CompuServe Incorporated."

 1.5. Developer shall not grant any customer the right to use a Product 
 until such customer has been registered by Developer as a user of the
 Product and customer's rights to use such Product are governed by an
 agreement with Developer providing that (a) the customer's use of such
 Product will be primarily for accessing the CompuServe Information Service
 and for manipulating and viewing data received through the CompuServe
 Information Service, and (b) the customer will not alter, enhance or
 redistribute any Product.

 1.6. This Agreement does not provide Developer with title to or ownership 
 of the Licensed Technology or any service mark of CompuServe, but only the 
 license granted herein.  Developer may only grant its customers a limited 
 right to use Products.

 Section 2.  License Fees.

 2.1. In payment for the licenses granted herein, Developer shall pay 
 CompuServe a one-time initial license fee of $ 1.00 which is due in full
 upon the execution of this Agreement and a fee per Disposition equal to
 the greater of (a) 1.5 percent of the selling price per Disposition or (b)
 $.15 per Disposition.  Unless otherwise provided herein, all license fees
 and other amounts payable hereunder by Developer shall be paid to
 CompuServe in U.S. Dollars within ten (10) days after the end of each
 quarter.  Quarterly periods may be defined at CompuServe's discretion.

 2.2. Developer is solely responsible for payment of any taxes resulting 
 from Developer's use of the Licensed Technology, except for taxes based on 
 the income of CompuServe or Unisys Corporation.  Developer agrees to hold 
 CompuServe harmless from all claims and liability arising from Developer's 
 failure to report or pay such taxes.  This paragraph shall survive any 
 termination of this Agreement.

 Section 3.  New Products.  

 Developer shall have the right to add additional Products solely within
 the Field of Use by providing notice to CompuServe of the existence of
 each new Product at the time such new Product is first offered to
 Developer's customers.

 Section 4.  Reports.  

 Developer shall keep adequate records to accurately determine the payments 
 due under this Agreement.  Each payment hereunder shall be made and 
 accompanied by a report in such manner and form as requested by CompuServe 
 setting forth the number of Dispositions of each Product occurring
 hereunder and any other information reasonably necessary to calculate
 payments due hereunder.  Developer shall not enter into any arrangement
 under which copies of Products will be prepared or the Licensed Technology
 used, unless Developer has taken steps to ensure that it can account for
 and pay the royalties required hereunder.

 Section 5.  Audits.  

 CompuServe shall have the right, no more than once during any calendar
 year, to have an independent certified public accountant inspect the
 relevant records of Developer on seven business days notice and during
 regular business hours to verify the reports and payments required to be
 made hereunder.  Should an underpayment in excess of 10 percent be
 discovered, Developer shall pay the cost of the audit.  In any event,
 Developer shall promptly pay any underpayment together with interest at
 the annual rate of 12 percent.

 Section 6.  Assignment.  

 This Agreement and the licenses granted herein may not be assigned by 
 Developer without the prior written consent of CompuServe.

 Section 7.  License Term.  

 The initial term of this Agreement shall commence on the effective date of 
 this Agreement and shall expire at midnight (EST) on the first anniversary
 of such date.  This Agreement shall automatically renew for additional 
 consecutive one year periods, unless either party delivers a written
 notice of termination to the other party not later than 30 days before the 
 expiration of the then current term.

 Section 8.  Termination for Cause.  

 This Agreement may be terminated by CompuServe: (a) upon 30 days prior 
 written notice, if Developer is in breach of any of its material
 obligations hereunder and the breach is not remedied within such 30 day
 period; or (b) upon reasonable written notice, if the Licensed Patent
 expires or is found invalid or unenforceable in any proceeding before the
 U.S. Patent and Trademark Office or in a U.S. court of law, after all
 appropriate appeals have been finally decided.  Promptly following any
 termination of this Agreement, Developer shall (I) return all copies of
 the GIF(SM) specification and any confidential information of CompuServe
 then in its possession or control to CompuServe, (ii) stop using the
 Licensed Technology, and (iii) stop distributing  Products.

 Section 9.  Notices.  

 All notices or other communications required or permitted under this
 Agreement shall be in writing and shall be delivered by personal delivery,
 registered mail return receipt requested, a "Next Day Air" delivery
 service or by customary electronic means, addressed as indicated on the
 signature page of this Agreement.

 Section 10.  Miscellaneous.

 10.1.     CompuServe represents that it has executed an agreement with
 Unisys Corporation dated June 21, 1994, pursuant to which Unisys
 Corporation (a) granted to CompuServe a license to sublicense the
 technology covered by the Licensed Patent to make, have made, use and sell
 Products in the Field of Use, provided such Products are identified to
 Unisys Corporation as required by such agreement, and (b) agreed as
 follows: "Unisys hereby releases any and all claims of any nature based
 upon any use of the technology of the Licensed Patent by Licensee in the
 Products, internal use in offering the CompuServe Information Service, or
 use by its licensees in derivatives of the Products, which have occurred
 to date and during the period of implementation of this Agreement,
 provided that Licensee shall exercise commercially diligent efforts to
 implement this Agreement as soon as reasonably practicable and in 
 no case later than six (6) months after the date this Agreement is
 executed by Licensee." 

 10.2.     EXCEPT AS SET FORTH IN THIS AGREEMENT, COMPUSERVE DISCLAIMS ANY
 AND ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED PROMISES, REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES WITH
 RESPECT TO THE LICENSED TECHNOLOGY, INCLUDING ITS CONFORMITY TO ANY
 REPRESENTATION OR DESCRIPTION, THE EXISTENCE OF ANY LATENT OR PATENT
 DEFECTS, OR ITS MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  This
 paragraph shall survive any termination of this Agreement.

 10.3.  The cumulative liability of CompuServe for all claims arising out
 of or relating to this Agreement shall not exceed the total amount of all 
 license fees paid to CompuServe hereunder.  In no event shall CompuServe
 be liable for any lost profits or incidental, special, exemplary or
 consequential damages for any claims arising out of or relating to this
 Agreement.  This paragraph shall survive any termination of this
 Agreement.

 10.4.     Nothing in this Agreement shall be construed as:  (a) requiring
 the maintenance of the Licensed Technology; (b) a warranty as to the
 validity or scope of the Licensed Technology;   a warranty or
 representation that any Product will be free from infringement of patents,
 copyrights, trademarks or other similar intellectual property interests of
 third parties; (d) an agreement to bring or prosecute actions against
 third party infringers of the Licensed Technology; (e) conferring any
 license or right under any patent other than the Licensed Patent; or (f)
 conferring any right to use the Licensed Technology outside the Field of
 Use.

 10.5.     This Agreement contains the complete and final agreement between
 the parties, and supersedes all previous understandings related to the
 subject matter hereof whether oral or written.  This Agreement may only be
 modified by a written agreement signed by duly authorized representatives
 of the parties.

 10.6.     The validity and interpretation of this Agreement shall be
 governed by Ohio law, without regard to conflict of laws principles.  The
 parties further consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and
 federal courts located in the City of Columbus, Ohio.  Process may be
 served on either party by U.S. Mail, postage prepaid, certified or
 registered, return receipt requested, and addressed as indicated on the
 signature page of this Agreement.  This paragraph shall survive any
 termination of this Agreement.

 10.7.     Developer shall not disclose to anyone for any reason the terms
 of this Agreement or any information provided to Developer by CompuServe
 that is marked as being confidential information of CompuServe, except
 with CompuServe's prior written consent.  Developer shall protect the 
 confidentiality of such information with at least the same degree of care
 it employs to protect its own similar confidential information.  Developer
 may use such confidential information of CompuServe solely for purposes of 
 exercising its rights under this Agreement, and shall make no other use of 
 such information.  This paragraph shall survive any termination of this 
 Agreement.

 10.8.     Developer acknowledges and agrees that Unisys Corporation is an 
 intended third party beneficiary of each and every provision of this 
 Agreement, other than Section 2 hereof, and may enforce any rights it may 
 have under such provisions to the fullest extent permitted by law as if it 
 were a party to this Agreement.  This paragraph shall survive any
 termination of this Agreement.

 10.9.     Developer shall indemnify and hold CompuServe, and its officers, 
 directors, agents, employees and affiliates, harmless against any damage, 
 loss, claim, action, liability, cost or expense suffered by or brought
 against any of the foregoing indemnified parties arising out of or
 relating to any breach or violation of this Agreement by Developer or its
 customers or any conduct of Developer or its customers relating to their
 use of the Licensed Technology.  This paragraph shall survive any
 termination of this Agreement.

 Section 11.  Definitions.  As used herein:

 11.1.     "Disposition" means the sale, lease or license or any other
 grant of rights to a Product or any new Product as may be added pursuant
 to Section 3 of this Agreement.

 11.2.     "Field of Use" means software provided by CompuServe or
 Developer and used by subscribers to the CompuServe Information Service to
 access the CompuServe Information Service or use information obtained over
 the CompuServe Information Service which utilizes the technology of the
 Licensed Patent.

 11.3.     "GIF(SM)" means CompuServe's copyright and other intellectual
 property embodied in the Graphics Interchange Format(SM) as described in
 the most recent release of the specification for the Graphics Interchange
 Format(SM), as the same may be updated from time to time during the term
 of this Agreement, but (for purposes of this Agreement) does not include
 the technology covered by the Licensed Patent or CompuServe's service
 marks for the Graphics Interchange Format or GIF.

 11.4.     "Licensed Patent" means U.S. Patent 4,558,302 registered in the
 name of Unisys Corporation relating to digital data compression and
 decompression, and all foreign counterparts.

 11.5.     "Licensed Technology" means, collectively, GIF(SM) and the
 Licensed Patent.

 11.6.     "Products" means software that is developed or distributed under
 this Agreement which is designed for and used primarily for accessing the 
 CompuServe Information Service and for manipulating and viewing data
 received through the CompuServe Information Service,  and any new Products
 as may be added pursuant to Section 3 of this Agreement.

 Signatures:


 CompuServe Incorporated  Developer


 By____________________        By_______________________________________

 Name:  Kent D. Stuckey        Name:____________________________________
 Title:  Secretary             Title:___________________________________

 Address:  5000 Arlington Centre Blvd.
                          
                               Address:_________________

                               ____________________________________

 Columbus, Ohio  43220         ____________________________________

 Phone:  (614) 457-8600        Phone:___________________________________

 Fax:  (614) 457-9665          Fax:_____________________________________


 Effective Date:               __________________________________


 Editor's Note:
 --------------
 As a result of the latest notice of clarification of position by Unisys,
 presented below, the above CIS agreement form is expected to be reviewed
 and revamped considerably.

                                    ****


 Here's the "eye opener"

 NOW --- THE LATEST UNISYS CLARIFICATION
         ===============================
           HAS UNISYS SEEN THE LIGHT?
                     ***
           STR believes they have....

 Great relief for the many shareware, freeware and small developers who
 felt they were left in a "lurch".


 Issued by Unisys at 12:05pm this afternoon 01/06/95
 ---------------------------------------------------

 Notice:
 -------
 Larry Wood, Forum Administrator for CompuServe's Go Graphics Group (GGG)
 has asked that his personal appreciation of Unisys's ultimate recognition
 of the valuable contributions of the developer community be expressed.


                  UNISYS CLARIFICATION AND LATEST STATEMENT
                  -----------------------------------------

 January 6, 1995
 ---------------

 Unisys Clarifies Policy Regarding Patent Use in On-Line Service Offerings

 The concerns, inquiries and some apparent confusion that have resulted
 from the December CompuServe advisory clearly indicate that we need to
 clarify our policy concerning the use of the Unisys Lev Zempel Welch (LZW)
 patent by software developers for the major on-line services.

 We want to reiterate earlier communications that the issue of patent 
 licenses is not focused on the end users of on-line networks, including
 the Internet.  We encourage end users to continue to take full advantage
 of the outstanding benefits of a rapidly growing on-line community.

 Unisys was awarded the patent in 1985.  We became aware of the increasing 
 interest in our LZW patent beginning in 1990 when many companies
 approached us to license the patent for their hardware and software
 products.  The growth in the use of compression technology was mushrooming
 in order to meet the demands for transmitting increased amounts of data. 
 To date, more than 100 companies, including hardware, software and on-line
 information services, have licensed the Unisys LZW technology.

 Two years ago, Unisys learned that the LZW method was incorporated in the 
 GIF specification and immediately began negotiations with CompuServe in 
 January of 1993.  We reached agreement with CompuServe on licensing the 
 technology in June 1994, which calls for CompuServe to pay Unisys a
 royalty of 1% of the average selling price it charges for its software. 
 This represents approximately 11 cents for each copy sold and connected to
 its information service.

 Under the agreement, CompuServe, at its discretion, could relicense the
 LZW technology to commercial developers using the GIF specification in
 software that connected directly to the CompuServe information service.

 With the agreement completed on June 21, 1994, CompuServe was given six 
 months to implement the terms of its license.  CompuServe later asked for
 a one-month extension, which we granted.

 Unisys did not require CompuServe to pass on any fee to its sub-licensees
 or end users.  Such a decision, and the content and timing of CompuServe's 
 advisory, was at their discretion.

 Consistent with the entire information industry's desire to protect
 intellectual property, Unisys will expect all of the major commercial 
 on-line information services companies employing the LZW patent to license 
 the technology from Unisys at a reasonable rate.  The on-line service 
 companies are not required to sublicense the technology to developers 
 producing software for the commercial on-line services. It will be, as it
 is today, at the on-line service's discretion as to whether it charges a 
 license fee to developers or chooses an alternative method to account for 
 its licensing fees payable to Unisys.

 We recognize and are concerned --  thanks in large part to the recent and 
 very active use of the on-line network -- that developers did not
 understand that the patented technology was resident in GIF.  Taking that
 into account, Unisys does not intend to pursue previous inadvertent
 infringement by versions of GIF-based software products marketed prior to
 1995.

 Concerning all future software product development and enhancement of
 existing products for accessing on-line services, Unisys expects
 developers of commercial, for-profit software to secure a license from
 Unisys, or through the licensed on-line service, for the use of the
 patented technology.  The very reasonable terms should prove no financial
 barrier to the introduction of product into the on-line network.

 Unisys does not require licensing, or fees to be paid, for non-commercial, 
 non-profit GIF-based applications, including those for use on the on-line 
 services.

 Concerning developers of software for the Internet network, the same 
 principle applies.  Unisys will not pursue previous inadvertent
 infringement by developers producing versions of software products for the
 Internet prior to 1995. The company does not require licensing, or fees to
 be paid for non-commercial, non-profit offerings on the Internet,
 including 'Freeware'. 

 Commercial developers of GIF-based software for the Internet are expected
 to secure a licensing agreement with Unisys for software products
 introduced beginning in 1995, or enhancements of products that were
 introduced prior to 1995.  Again, terms should not preclude the entry by
 these firms into the marketplace.

 For organizations introducing World Wide Web servers and 'Home Page' 
 offerings, most will not be required to secure a license from Unisys. 
 Most organizations acquire software from other developers to create their 
 offerings on their servers.  Therefore, only the software firms who sell
 the enabling software for profit would be expected to secure a licensing 
 agreement from Unisys.

 Unisys understands that this issue has caused concern.  We want to
 reassure all users and developers that we are strong proponents of the
 on-line industry.

 We're proud that this important Unisys technology has played a role in the
 introduction of innovative products and services, many of which are
 fueling the explosive growth of the information superhighway.

 As members of the information community we want to strike the appropriate 
 balance between information access and the rights of all information 
 companies, including the developers of software, to protect their 
 intellectual property rights.

 Patent information:  
 Contact
                      Welch Patent Licensing Department
                                   Unisys
                              Mail Stop C1SW19
                                P.O. Box 500
                            Blue Bell, PA 19424.

 Or via Internet, send E-mail to LZW_INFOUNISYS.COM, or use a form
 available on the Home Page of the Unisys Web Server
 (http:\\www.unisys.com) to request follow-up information.


 Media contacts:
                           Unisys Public Relations
                           -----------------------
                        Bob O'Leary   (215) 986-6413
                                     or
                        Oliver Picher (215) 986-5367



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 Delrina WinFax PRO 4.0 and the Delrina Communications Suite software sold
 in Canada.

 "This is an important step for Delrina in Canada," said Ron Close, Vice
 President, Delrina Communication Services.  "People need the flexibility
 to communicate with others in the method most comfortable to them. 
 Delrina is aggressively developing fax, voice, paging and data messaging
 services, and integrating them into our complete line of communications
 software.  This agreement with The FAX Network is our first offering in
 this fast growing market in Canada."

 "We are pleased to link up with Delrina because of the synergy between the
 two organizations," said Richard Boudreau, President of The FAX Network.
 "It allows us to tap into a market that would have been prohibitive for us
 to develop using traditional sales and marketing channels.  On the other
 hand, Delrina gains immediate access to an unparalleled set of features
 and functionality for enhanced fax services."

 According to BIS Strategic Decisions, a market researcher in Norwell, MA,
 the market for enhanced fax services is expected to grow more than 300%
 from its current $210 million to $680 million in 1997.  Study indicates
 that finance, publishing, marketing, law enforcement, and government
 organizations are rapidly adopting fax broadcasting for a wide variety of
 applications. Delrina already offers Fax MailBox and Fax Broadcast
 services in the U.S. and the U.K.

 To send a broadcast fax PC users simply select the "Services" option in
 Delrina+s WinFax menu bar.  Once a document has been saved as an
 attachment and the list containing the destination fax numbers has been
 selected, Delrina+s software takes care of the rest through one local or
 toll-free telephone call.  Users are able to send documents to up to 300
 recipients simultaneously within minutes of clicking "Send" as opposed to
 hours using a standalone fax program or fax machine.  Users can schedule
 their broadcast fax for immediate delivery, or at a predetermined time to
 take advantage of off-peak rates.  Delrina+s software knows when to take
 advantage of lower transmission rates.  The price to broadcast a fax
 within selected Canadian cities is 39 cents per minute during peak hours
 and 29 cents per minute during off peak hours.

 The FAX Network is a division of privately held Tricaster Facsimile
 Systems Inc., owned by Tricaster Management Inc.  They are leaders in the
 provision of enhanced facsimile services in Canada and other countries. 
 Tricaster Management Inc. is owned by the Campbell family of Toronto, well
 known in the telecommunications industry as pioneers in Cable TV, Stock
 Market data dissemination (C.M.Q.), paging (Beeper People) and wireless
 telephony P.C.S. (Telezone).

 Founded in 1988, Delrina is a high profile Canadian success story and
 ranked among the fastest growing software companies in North America.  The
 company develops, markets and supports PC-based software products and
 services for fax, voice, data communications, electronic forms processing,
 and consumer markets.  Delrina employs more than 600 people with
 headquarters in Toronto, Canada, and offices in San Jose, CA, Washington,
 DC, Kirkland, WA, the U.K., France, and Germany.

                                 - ### -

 Press Contacts:
 Josef Zankowicz, Delrina Corporation (416) 441-4658
 Internet: josefz@delrina.com
 Richard Boudreau, The FAX Network (905) 277-5347


               Delrina Announces Alliance with British Telecom
               -----------------------------------------------

 BT Licenses Delrina Communications Software for New Pocket Modem

 TORONTO, ONT -- January 5, 1995 -- Delrina Corporation (NASDAQ:DENAF,
 TSE:DC), the world+s leading provider of fax communications software for
 Microsoft Windows, today announced that British Telecom has licensed
 Delrina+s line of OEM fax and data communications software.  Delrina
 WinFax, WinComm and DOSFax LITE products will be included with
 BT+s recently released Prologue 1414 pocket modem.

 BT developed Prologue in response to the huge demand for PC-based
 communications which is being fuelled by business and home office PC users
 accessing on-line information services and public e-mail systems such as
 the Internet.

 BT foresees substantial growth in the small business/home office market,
 and is taking charge with its reputation as a leading multi-national
 telecommunications supplier and Delrina+s brand name recognition in fax
 and data software to provide a solution that customers can truly depend on
 for their PC communications needs as they do now with their telephone for
 their voice communications.

 "The BT brand name carries certain reassurances of quality, image and
 reliability which have been instrumental in establishing our reputation as
 a market leader," said Keith Ross, BT+s UK Product Manager for Modems and
 Access Products.  "We were keen to partner with Delrina for similar
 reasons."

 "Through our alliance we are able to provide a complete PC communications
 solution, enabling BT customers everywhere to enjoy the benefits already
 enjoyed by Delrina users around the world," said Larry Levy, European
 Managing Director at Delrina.

 Delrina develops, markets and supports PC-based software products and
 services for the fax and data communications, electronic forms processing
 and consumer software markets.  Nearly 100 manufacturers include Delrina
 communications software with their products, including IBM, Compaq, and
 Hewlett-Packard.  Founded in 1988, Delrina employs more than 600 people
 with headquarters in Toronto, Canada and offices in San Jose, CA;
 Washington, DC; Kirkland, WA; the United Kingdom; France; and Germany. 
 Delrina can be contacted at (416) 441-3676.

                                  - ### -

 Press Contact:
                               Josef Zankowicz
                             Delrina Corporation
                               (416) 441-4658
                        Internet: josefz@delrina.com


                Delrina Ships Japanese Version of WinFax PRO
                --------------------------------------------


 TORONTO, ONT and TOKYO, JAPAN -- January 5, 1995 -- Delrina Corporation
 (NASDAQ:DENAF, TSE:DC) today announced that it has begun shipping WinFax
 PRO 3.0 Japanese, the Kanji version of the world+s most popular PC fax
 software for Windows.  WinFax PRO 3.0 J is Delrina+s first double-byte
 product and, as such, prepares the way for the company+s entry into
 emerging markets in Japan, China, and the Pacific Rim, which require that
 native applications be written to work in double-byte configurations.  In
 addition, WinFax PRO 3.0 J+s user interface, on-line help, documentation
 and packaging are completely written in Japanese.

 According to the Japan Personal Computer Software Association, Japan alone
 represents a market of more than $700 million in sales annually, and is
 expected to grow at the rate of 80% over the next few years.  Macintosh
 and Windows software sales represent 20% and 40% respectively of total PC
 software sales in Japan.  The remaining 40% of PC software sales are for
 the NEC computer.  WinFax PRO 3.0 J has also been designed to work on the
 NEC PCs.

 WinFax PRO 3.0 J, code named "Samurai Warrior",  was in development at
 Delrina for the past year.  "The engineering that went into creating this
 version was a formidable task," said Bert Amato, Delrina Executive
 vice-president, and Chief Technology Officer.  "We had to learn the
 intricacies of double-byte enablement, on which there is little or no
 documentation, and forge through a myriad of technical details to make the
 product work with the unique computers and communications equipment in
 Japan."

 WinFax PRO 3.0 J is being promoted and distributed by one of the leading
 resellers in Japan, Something Good Inc.  Founded in 1982, Something Good
 Inc. is the largest distributor of Windows and Macintosh software in Japan
 for NEC 98, DOS/V, Windows and Macintosh hardware and has an unmatched
 track record in marketing cutting-edge software products to the discerning
 Japanese personal computer market.

 Delrina Corporation, the world leader in PC fax and forms software, was
 founded in 1988.  The Company is a high-profile Canadian success story and
 ranked among the fastest growing software companies in North America.  The
 Company employs more than 600 people with headquarters in Toronto, Canada,
 plus sales, marketing and development offices in San Jose, CA; Washington,
 DC; Kirkland, WA; Lexington, MA; the U.K., France, and Germany.  Delrina
 can be contacted at (416) 441-3676.

                                  - ### -

 Press Contact:
                               Josef Zankowicz
                             Delrina Corporation
                               (416) 441-4658
                        Internet: josefz@delrina.com




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                           ATARI/JAG SECTION (III)
                           =======================
                            Dana Jacobson, Editor





  > From the Atari Editor's Desk              "Saying it like it is!"
    """"""""""""""""""""""""""""

      Welcome to our first issue of the new year!  I was expecting a
 quiet first issue while the confetti and champagne glasses settled down
 from last weekend.  However, it appears that no sooner than the new
 year is in, we've witnessed what will probably go down as a bigger
 public relations blunder than the Pentium bugs!  Yes, I'm referring to
 the Unisys "crackdown" of their GIF and LZW formats.

      As described in greater detail in the articles elsewhere in this
 issue, shortly after Christmas, Unisys announced that they were enforcing
 their software patents on what was thought to be "free" technology.
 While I can't claim to understand the full implications of this
 situation, it appears that Unisys is requiring licensing fees,
 royalties, and other profit-inducing payments for its GIF compression
 routines used by many software programs.  The first to find itself
 behind the eight ball is Compuserve.

      Compuserve, while only the first of the pay services to be
 targeted, has drawn up an agreement with Unisys.  It is clear from
 messages I've seen on Compuserve, that Unisys is the villain in this
 seemingly foolhardy endeavor.  It will be interesting to see how the
 other online services react once they begin to feel the ramifications
 of this situation.

      It's going to also be interesting to see how developers react to
 this development.  For the past seven years or so, the GIF compression
 routines have been freely distributed and supported.  Interestingly
 enough, GIF has become a standard for graphics over the years.  Once
 this ruling by Unisys takes hold, it could mean a quick death for the
 GIF format; and, it could result in a new and much-improved standard.
 I foresee many developers pulling GIF support from their programs (such
 as telecommunications packages, DTP-import capabilities, etc.).  It
 could also mean the death of GIF-viewers and other related programs.

      Another concern of mine, personally, is of the BBS SysOp.  Will
 GIF-format files be allowed on bulletin boards.  How about viewers,
 converters, and the like?  Will we be liable for royalties on all GIF
 downloads?  Clearly, this situation has just begun to break the surface
 and no one really understands what, and who, will be affected in all of
 this.

      In the next few weeks, we hope to help unravel this mess and keep
 you informed as to what this will all mean.  Will it be yet another
 means for profit in the ever-growing popularity of the "Information
 Super Highway" or is it really just the end result of finally being
 able to reap some overdue rewards from past programming?  We'll see
 soon enough, I'm sure.

      Until next time...






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 > Atari Safari! STR InfoFile!  Houston's 5th Annual Show Announcement!
   """""""""""""""""""""""""""

 Every one is invited to the 5th annual ATARI SAFARI in Houston Texas. 
 Thiswill be the largest gathering of Atari users in Texas and surrounding
 states.  Meet developers, dealers, and other Atari users.  Primarily a
 vendor show, over a dozen national vendors including TOAD Computers,
 Oregon Research Associates, Trace Technologies, Binary Sounds, DMJ
 Software, COMPO, Gribnif, ChroMagic Software Innovations, It's All
 Relative, Systems for Tomorrow and others will be at the Houston Atari
 Safari on February 18th, 1995.  User Groups will also be represented,
 giving you the opportunity to plug in to the best of Atari resources.
 See demonstrations, win door prizes, buy those things you have always
 wanted for your computer!  Come and join hundreds of other Atari users
 that are expected to attend the largest Atari products show in Texas.

 ATARI SAFARI '95

 ATARI SAFARI '95 will be held on February 18th, 1995 at the Ramada
 Hotel, 7787 Katy Freeway, Houston Texas.  Show hours are 10 am to 6 pm.
 Admission is $4.00 per person (kids under 12 admitted for $1.00).

 The Houston Atari Safari has a continuing tradition of providing paid
 attendees a "Safari Pak" which includes an ST or 8-bit disk of public
 domain software provided by HACE, and newsletters, flyers, and brochures
 by a variety of user groups and vendors.  This year, 8-bit users will
 receive their choice of PD software or an 8-bit commercial program,
 courtesy of The Floppy Wizard.  The Safari Pak offers vendors an easy
 method of contacting approximately 300 Atari enthusiasts with brochures,
 catalogs, demo disks, etc.  Vendors that are not attending Atari
 Safari '95 can take advantage of this opportunity by sending their
 materials to HACE (PO Box 820335, Houston TX 77282-0335) or to George
 Iken (11830 Westmere Drive, Houston TX 77077).  Materials for the
 Safari Pak should arrive by 13 February to assure inclusion for the
 show.  Door prize donations are also appreciated and should be sent to
 the same address.    

 Tables are available for product sales for $20.00 (includes admission
 for two table helpers).  User Group information tables (not for sales)
 are free but do not include admission for helpers.  Retailers and
 individuals are allowed to sell new and used software and other
 computer related merchandise.  Only Public Domain and ORIGINAL
 commercial software is allowed.

 Houston is served by two airports, Hobby Airport (primarily Southwest
 Airlines) and Intercontinental Airport (most other airlines).  The
 ATARI SAFARI '95 show site is equidistant (about 20 miles) from each
 of these airports.

 Hotel availability in the area of the show includes:

 Ramada Hotel (show site), 7787 Katy Freeway: Approximate room rate is
 $69 per night.  Call 1-800-272-6232 for reservations.

 Holiday Inn (1 block away), 7611 I-10 West: Approximate room rate is
 $55 per night.  Call 713-688-2221 for reservations.

 J. W. Marriott (3 miles away, by the Galleria), 5150 Westheimer:  A
 $79 weekend special may be available.  Call 713-961-1500 for
 reservations.

 For additional information contact George Iken (713) 493-0122, or Bill
 Kithas (713) 855-0815, or the HACE BBS (713) 458-9923.



            Table Reservation Form for the ATARI SAFARI 95

 Fill in this form and return to the following address so that it will
 be received in Houston no later than 10 February 1995. 
  
      HACE  ---  P.O. Box 820335   ---   Houston, Texas 77282-0335

 Name : _________________________________________

 Company : ______________________________________

 Address : _______________________________________

 City, State, Zip : ______________________________

 Phone number : __________________________________

 Do you represent a dealer or company: __________________ 
 Number of tables required (6' x 3') : __________________ 
 Do you need an electrical outlet : _____________________ 
 Describe any special requirements : ____________________________________
 ________________________________________________________________________

 $20.00 x _______ (number of tables) = __________ Amount due HACE.

 Make checks payable to HACE.  Thank you for your participation!

 Remember there are many ways you can contribute to and benefit from this
 show.  By being there as a vendor and/or as a demonstrator.  Or donate a
 door prize to publicize your product, or send flyers, catalogs, or demo
 disks for inclusion in the Safari Paks.  We are looking forward to
 another excellent Atari show, and would like you to be a part of it.

             __________________________________________________


 > Edith Pro! STR InfoFile!  -  European Text Editor News!
   """"""""""""""""""""""""

 ABC SOLUTIONS AND ZFC (The Netherlands) Present: EDITH PROFESSIONAL
                  ==============================
  The finest text editor available for Atari computers!

  Edith does it ALL!!
                  ==============================
    
 Here is a *brief* list of Edith's features:
    
   OOOOOOOOOOOOO FULL DRAG & DROP
   OOOOOOOOOOOOOO COLUMN CUT AND PASTE
   OOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MULTI-LEVEL SEARCH AND REPLACE
   OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO FULL MULTI-LEVEL BOOKMARKING, SAVED WITH FILE
   OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ALL TOS COMPATIBLE, MULTIPLE WINDOWS
   OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO BLOCK CASE CHANGE/EDIT
   OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO EXTENSIVE PROGRAMMERS PROJECT FUNCTIONS
   OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GORGEOUS INTERFACE, CUSTOM FILE SELECTOR OR TOS
   OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO FULL UNDO COVERAGE (*ALL FUNCTIONS*)
   OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO AUTOMATIC BACKUPS AND 'CARBON COPIES'
   OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO CAN USE SPEEDO FONTS FOR DISPLAY
   OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO SUPPORT FOR UP TO 256 COLORS
   OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO 21 ON-LINE MANUAL PAGES
   OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO COMPLETELY COMPATIBLE WITH MULTITOS, GENEVA
   OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MAGIC, WINX, GEMINI
   OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO CONFIGURABLE TRASHCAN CAN STORE OLD TEXT BLOCKS
   OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO KEYBOARD MACROS AND QUELLENBERG KURZELS 
   OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO (ABBREVIATIONS)
   OOOOOOOOOOOOOOO EXTERNAL TTP FILTERS PROVIDE TERRIFIC EXTENSIBILITY
   00000000000000 CALCULATOR, QUOTING, COLUMN SORTING
     
 oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo and a whole lot MORE!
    
 Edith has the finest looking interface on the market today. It is a 
 wonderfully stable, reliable and highly configurable piece of software. 
 It is also a marvellously easy-to-use Text Editor .... once you try 
 Edith, you'll *never* go back to anything else!
    

               _______________________________________________


 > CHARGES DISMISSED STR FOCUS!
   """"""""""""""""""""""""""""


                 -/- Judge Dismisses Piracy Charges -/-

     A federal judge has dismissed charges against a Massachusetts
 Institute of Technology student indicted for running a computer bulletin
 board system that allegedly helped others obtain pirated software.

     Judge Richard G. Stearns said existing law doesn't cover system
 operators in cyberspace, a ruling decried by software developers and
 publishers who told Barbara Carton of The Wall Street Journal they think
 it represents a setback in the enforcement of criminal copyright statutes.

     Donald K. Stern, U.S. attorney for the District of Massachusetts,
 told the paper he couldn't immediately say whether he would appeal, but
 that he will discuss with the U.S. Department of Justice whether it should
 file legislation to deal explicitly with software piracy.

     As reported earlier, 21-year- David LaMacchia of Rockville, Maryland,
 was charged last March with one count of conspiring to commit wire fraud
 in connection with running a free campus bulletin board, accessible via
 the Internet, for three months beginning in November 1993. Prosecutors
 said more than $1 million of copyrighted software, including Microsoft
 Corp.'s Excel and Novell Inc.'s WordPerfect, was uploaded onto the system
 and then downloaded by subscribers.

     The Journal reports this morning Judge Stearns ruled LaMacchia
 couldn't be prosecuted for criminal copyright infringement under the
 wire-fraud statute.

     The judge added that allowing the case to proceed could criminalize
 the conduct of "not only persons like LaMacchia, but also the myriad of
 home computer users who succumb to the temptation to copy even a single
 software program for private use. It isn't clear that making criminals of
 a large number of consumers of computer software is a result that even
 the software industry would consider desirable."

     Judge Stearns criticized LaMacchia's behavior, saying that if the
 indictment is to be believed, "one might best describe his actions as
 heedlessly irresponsible and, at worst, as nihilistic, self-indulgent and
 lacking in any fundamental sense of values."

     LaMacchia could have received five years in federal prison and a
 $250,000 fine had he been convicted.

     Defense attorney Harvey A. Silverglate told the Journal the decision
 recognizes the right of BBS operators to run what was essentially a
 free-speech forum, since LaMacchia was never paid for his services. The
 ruling, he said, cuts back on the scope of federal interstate-fraud
 statutes, which have, in recent years, "been stretched and contorted
 beyond their original" purpose.

     But on the other side of the case, Sandra A. Sellers, director of
 litigation for the Software Publishers Association, said the ruling was
 disappointing, causing concern for future cases because it narrows what
 little case law exists on the subject.

     Sellers said that whether LaMacchia was paid or not, "when you get
 down to it ... he was transmitting unauthorized copies of authorized
 software. And it's disappointing" that the judge didn't find that to be a
 violation of the law.

     Meanwhile, SPA Director Ken Wasch told The Washington Post the
 LaMacchia case points up the need for additional legislation to protect
 intellectual property on electronic networks, adding that companies
 annually lose $1.5 billion in the United States and $7.5 billion worldwide
 from such "piracy."

     The Post also says LaMacchia issued a statement saying, "I am
 gratified that Judge Stearns has confirmed that the indictment against me
 does not allege conduct that is in fact criminal. It is a relief to know
 that this remains a country where the rule of law governs."

    At MIT, spokesman Kenneth Campbell told the Post the university was
 waiting for the last legal word before it considers whether LaMacchia's
 actions violated internal MIT regulations regarding computer usage. MIT's
 13th "rule of use," he said, is do not copy copyrighted software or
 related material.


                               JAGUAR SECTION
                              ==============  
    


 > From the Editor's Controller  -  Playin' it like it is!
   """"""""""""""""""""""""""""

 Well, Happy New Year to everyone!  It's been pretty quiet since the new
 year began.  My feeling is that everyone at Atari is finally getting
 back from their holidays rest and gearing up for this week's Winter CES
 in Las Vegas!  Rumors are that there will be many announcements made at
 this show, so stay tuned.  We've got at least one staff member
 attending the festivities, so look for an exciting report in the next
 couple of weeks.

 No new games have arrived since the Christmas rush, but we've learned
 that there are quite a few waiting in the wings and will most likely
 "hit the streets" during the WCES, or shortly after.

 Newcomer Tom Sherwin, in the meantime, offers his views in a review of
 Zool 2 - one of the first couple of platforms games currently
 available.  Tom's been burning the midnight oil testing the latest
 releases for the Jaguar, so watch for more reviews in coming weeks!
 We've also got our second review of Doom coming up next week, as soon
 as STReport Editor Joe Mirando can resurrect (no pun intended!) his
 thoughts from his comatose Stacy.

 So sit back, put that latest Jaguar offering on Pause, and we hope that
 you enjoy another issue.  We're looking for an exciting 1995 from Atari
 and its many Jaguar supporters!

 Until next time...

                 __________________________________________


 > Jaguar Catalog STR InfoFile  -   What's currently available, what's
   """""""""""""""""""""""""""      coming out.

    Current Available Titles ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    CAT #   TITLE                 MSRP      DEVELOPER/PUBLISHER

     J9000  Cybermorph           $59.99         Atari Corp.
     J9006  Evolution:Dino Dudes $49.99         Atari Corp.
     J9005  Raiden               $49.99     FABTEK, Inc/Atari Corp.
     J9001  Trevor McFur/
            Crescent Galaxy      $49.99         Atari Corp.
     J9010  Tempest 2000         $59.95     Llamasoft/Atari Corp.
     J9028  Wolfenstein 3D       $69.95       id/Atari Corp.
     JA100  Brutal Sports FtBall $69.95          Telegames
     J9008  Alien vs. Predator   $69.99     Rebellion/Atari Corp.
     J9029  Doom                 $69.99        id/Atari Corp.
     J9036  Dragon: Bruce Lee    $59.99         Atari Corp.
     J9003  Club Drive           $59.99         Atari Corp.
     J9007  Checkered Flag       $69.99         Atari Corp.
     J9012  Kasumi Ninja         $69.99         Atari Corp.
     J9042  Zool 2               $59.99         Atari Corp
            Bubsy                $49.99         Atari Corp
            Iron Soldier         $59.99         Atari Corp

     Available Soon ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

     CAT #   TITLE               MSRP          DEVELOPER/PUBLISHER

             CatBox              $69.95               ICD
             Val D'Isere Skiing  $59.99              Atari
             Cannon Fodder        TBD               Virgin
             Hover Strike        $59.99              Atari

     Hardware and Peripherals ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

     CAT #   TITLE               MSRP          MANUFACTURER

     J8001  Jaguar (complete)   $249.99        Atari Corp.
     J8904  Composite Cable     $19.95      
     J8901  Controller/Joypad   $24.95         Atari Corp.
     J8905  S-Video Cable       $19.95
            Jaguar CD-ROM       $149.99        Atari Corp.

                 ___________________________________________


 > Jaguar Developers STR InfoFile  -  Current Developer Lists & Titles
   """"""""""""""""""""""""""""""

 Game Title             Date   Game Type           MSRP      Publisher
 -----------------------------------------------------------------------
 Air Cars               1Q/95  Racing              $59.99    Midnight Ent.
 Alien vs Predator       NOW   Role Play/Adventure $69.99    Atari
 Arena Football         1Q/95  Sports               TBD      V Reel
 Assault                1Q/95  Action/Combat       $59.99    Midnight Ent.
 Barkley Basketball     2Q/95  Sports               TBD      Atari
 Battlemorph            1Q/95  Flying/Action       $59.99    Atari
 Battle Wheels          1Q/95  Racing/Combat        TBD      Beyond Games
 Blue Lightning (CD)    1Q/95  Flying/Action       $59.99    Atari
 Brett Hull Hockey (CD) 2Q/95  Sports               TBD      Atari
 Brutal Sports Football  NOW   Sports/Combat       $69.99    Telegames
 Bubsy                   NOW   Action/Adventure    $49.99    Atari
 Burnout                1Q/95  Sports               TBD      Atari
 Cannon Fodder          12/94  Action/Adventure     TBD      Virgin
 Checkered Flag          NOW   Racing              $69.99    Atari
 Club Drive              NOW   Racing              $59.99    Atari
 Creature Shock (CD)    1Q/95  Adventure/Sci-Fi     TBD      Atari/Virgin
 Cybermorph              NOW   Flying/Action       $59.99    Atari
 Dactyl Joust           2Q/95  Action               TBD      Atari
 Demolition Man         1/95   Action/Combat       $59.99    Atari
 Doom                    NOW   Action/Combat       $69.99    Atari
 Double Dragon V        1Q/95  Action/Adventure    $59.99    Williams
 Dragon:Bruce Lee Story  NOW   Combat              $59.99    Atari
 Dragon Lair (CD)       1Q/95  Adventure            TBD      Ready Soft
 Dreadnought (CD)       2Q/95  Adventure            TBD      Atari
 Dungeon Depths         1Q/95  Action/Adventure    $59.99    Midnight Ent.
 Evolution: Dino Dudes   NOW   Puzzle/Adventure    $49.99    Atari
 Flashback              1Q/95  Action/Adventure     TBD      US Gold
 Fight For Life         1Q/95  Combat               TBD      Atari
 Hardball Baseball      2Q/95  Sports               TBD      Atari
 Highlander (CD)        1Q/95  Action/Adventure    $59.99    Atari
 Horrorscope            1Q/95  Combat               TBD      V Reel
 Hover Strike           1Q/95  Action/Combat       $59.99    Atari
 Iron Soldier            NOW   Action/Strategy     $59.99    Atari
 Jack Nicklaus Golf(CD) 2Q/95  Sports               TBD      Atari
 Kasumi Ninja            NOW   Combat              $69.99    Atari
 Rage Rally             1Q/95  Racing               TBD      Atari
 Raiden                  NOW   Action/Adventure    $49.99    Atari
 Rayman                 1Q/95  Action/Adventure     TBD      UBI Soft
 Robinson Requiem       1Q/95  Adventure            TBD      Atari
 Soccer Kid             1Q/95  Sports               TBD      Ocean
 Space War              1Q/95  Action/Adventure    $59.99    Atari
 Star Raiders           1Q/95  Space Simulation     TBD      Atari
 Syndicate              1Q/95  Simulation           TBD      Ocean
 Tempest 2000            NOW   Action/Adventure    $59.99    Atari
 Theme Park             1Q/95  Simulation           TBD      Ocean
 Tiny Toon Adventures   1Q/95  Action/Adventure    $59.99    Atari
 Trevor McFur            NOW   Action/Adventure    $49.99    Atari
 Troy Aikman NFL Ftball 1Q/95  Sports              $69.99    Williams
 Ultimate Brain Games   1Q/95  Puzzle               TBD      Telegames
 Ultra Vortex           1Q/95  Action/Adventure    $69.99    Beyond Games
 Val D'Isere Skiing...  01/95  Sports              $59.99    Atari
 White Men Can't Jump   1Q/95  Sports               TBD      TriMark
 Wolfenstein 3D          NOW   Combat/Action       $59.99    Atari
 Zool2                   NOW   Action/Adventure    $59.99    Atari

 [Editor's note: Titles, scheduled release dates, and prices are
 verified from Atari and Edelman Public Relations - all subject to
 change]

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 > Jaguar Game Title STR Review  -  "Zool 2" 
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                          -= Available Now =-  
                           By Thomas Sherwin
                                    
             Developed by: Gremlin Graphics/Imagitec Design
                           Published by: Atari
                              Price: $59.99


 Silly story line aside (too silly to repeat here), Zool 2 is your basic
 platforming game where you get to play Zool, or Zooz (the female version),
 and run, jump, and shoot through five different worlds (each world has
 three stages).  Each world is liberally sprinkled with treats that
 Zool/Zooz must collect before being allowed to leave the level.  If you
 don't collect enough, you have to go back and get more. There are also
 power-ups, hidden areas, and enemies a plenty.  At the end of each world,
 face the end-level boss.  You can also collect bonus tokens and when you
 get three, you get to play a bonus round... something like breakout.

 Zool and Zooz are also supposed to have "hidden Ninja moves" which you're
 left to discover on your own.  I've only found one (something akin
 to Sonic's spin) but I'm sure there's plenty of stuff waiting to be
 uncovered.  Zool and Zooz also have unique abilities which allows them
 to explore parts of the world that the other character might not be able
 to. Zool can crash through barriers when he tries to jump up THROUGH
 them. Zooz can crash barriers when she jumps ON TOP of them.  I haven't
 found any real advantage to either character.


 Graphics
 --------
 Lots and lots of colors done in a cartoon style.  Some might even say
 it's TOO colorful.  The shading is good and everything is made to
 "stand out" from the background.  The things you collect also change
 with each world, a nice touch.  Each world also has a very different
 look and feel.

 The animation is very fast and smooth, although it has occasional spots
 of slowdown (when too many things are happening at once).  Zool and Zooz
 have plenty of animation, but the enemies are a little lacking.  The end
 level bosses are a complete joke... virtually NO animation and maybe
 four colors tops.  I would have expected the bosses to be much more
 impressive (even Trevor McFur has impressive bosses!).

 Though it's not quite Rayman, it's still better than what the SNES or
 Genesis could do.


 Sound FX/Music
 --------------
 The sound effects are crisp and are well-timed to the events.  A few 
 more effects would have been welcome as some of the sounds are recycled
 for different actions.

 The background music varies with each world and seems to fit the
 general "flavor" of the environment.  There seems to be a common theme
 to all of the music, but it isn't repetitive (read as "annoying").
 It's basically cartoony-type music relegated to the background.


 Control
 -------
 This is something I was not used to.  You get the standard button layout
 (jump, fire, and "special") which you can change to something that you
 feel comfortable with.  The part I found odd at first was that pushing
 up also makes you jump.  It took me a while to get used to that as I
 still wanted to use one of the buttons for jumping.  But using the jump
 button is futile as there are many times where you need to jump and
 shoot simultaneously.  After a while, the jump button becomes useless.
 But once you adjust, control is easy.  All controls are very responsive. 


 Manual
 ------
 Rather thin, but it tells you what you need to know.  The game itself
 is rather straightforward, so a manual like the AvP booklet (novel?)
 isn't necessary.


 Entertainment/Gameplay
 ----------------------
 As fun as a fast and furious platformer could be.  Some platforming
 gamers may be put off by the fast pace or the lack of any "real"
 strategy, but I found it rather refreshing... just something for fun!
 You can't just waltz through as you're playing against the clock, though
 you're given plenty of time as long as you keep going.  I also liked the
 fact that you have to collect at least a certain percentage of the
 available goodies before you leave, preventing "cheaters" from just
 bolting for the exit.

 The enemies are EVERYWHERE and a lot of them are small and fast.  Let's
 just say your thumb rarely leaves the fire button.  Until you can
 learn where some power-ups are, the baddies will be EXTREMELY frustrating.
 The level layout and the locations of prizes never change, but there
 are enough bad guys constantly floating around to keep you on your toes.
 The baddies also regenerate so places you've been aren't necessarily
 safe to go back to.

 You can change the difficulty setting to suit your skills.  As
 difficulty increases, you must collect more stuff on each level before
 you're allowed to leave, and enemies seem to be even greater in numbers.
 I doubt anyone would want to go above "Normal".


 A Big Gripe
 -----------
 There is NO save game feature.  I had to single this out as this is
 something I consider to be a MAJOR flaw.  You must go through EVERY
 world to get back to where you finished last time.  So as you get
 better at Zool, it starts to become an endurance contest.  Some sort
 of password feature or a game level select (a la Doom) is needed for
 something like this.  I can only hope that a level select cheat code
 is around the corner.


                        Graphics:               8.0
                        Sound FX/Music:         8.0
                        Control:                7.0
                        Manual:                 7.5
                        Ent./Gameplay:          8.5

                        Reviewer's Overall:     8.5
 Summary
 -------
 Admittedly, Zool 2 hardly screams "64-bit".  Rayman has certainly
 seemed to define what a true "next generation" platform game should
 look like.  But if you are a platforming fan and don't mind something
 fast, Zool 2 is a good buy.  Colorful graphics and excellent gameplay
 make Zool 2 a solid platforming game for the Jaguar.  Even if you like
 slower or more strategic gameplay, you should give Zool 2 a try.  I'm
 a platformer fan and found Zool 2 to be worth the price of admission.

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 > Jaguar Easter Eggs/Cheats/Hints STR InfoFile   Solving Those Riddles!
   """"""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""

 More Kasumi Ninja Tips, from CompuServe's Atari Gaming Forums:


 Fm: SYSOP*Jim Ness 75300,3155
 To: Cody  Maloney 75204,3532

 Got this Internet list today:

  Version 4.0 Kasumi Ninja Moves
  =============================

 These moves are compiled from various sources, including the KN FAQ,
 people on the net, and myself.  I've confirmed them all. 
 svensson@bucknell.edu is the keeper of the KN FAQ and would most likely
 be the person to send new moves to.

 ALARIC, KING OF THE GOTHS ======

    SPECIAL MOVES:
    Power Slide = C + half circle low from away to towards
    Goth Hammer = C + towards, up
    Dynamite toss = C + half circle away from down to up
    DEATH MOVE: Dynamite mouth
      C + away,towards,away,down towards+B     [Andy M]

 ANGUS MCGREGGOR: THE SCOTTISH BRAWLER =====

    SPECIAL MOVES:
    Caber Toss = C + down, up
    Head Butt = C + down, towards
    Fireball = C + half circle high from away to towards
    Throw = A + away
    DEATH MOVE: "The Head Pummel"
      C + towards, away, down

 CHAGI: THE KICKBOXER ======

    SPECIAL MOVES:
    Fireball = C + away, towards, towards
    Hammer Kick = C + away, up
    Knee Slam = C + towards, towards, B
    Throw = A + away

    DEATH MOVE: Slams knee into crotch, buckling opponent over, then
      shoves foot through the opponents chest.
      C + away,towards,away,down towards+A   [Andy M]

 DANJA, THE URBAN GANG LEADER =====

    SPECIAL MOVES:
    Bolas = C + away, away, away, towards (far)
    Teleport = C + down, up, up (quickly!)
    Crotch Grab = ?
    Throat Spike = ?
    Throw = A + away
    DEATH MOVE: Exploding Bolas
      C + away,up,away,up,away,up  [Dan L] HABAKI ======
    SPECIAL MOVES:
    Fireball = C + half circle low from away to towards
    Ninja Teleport = C + then up,up
    Whirlwind Kick = C + then away,away,towards,towards
    Throw = A + away

    DEATH MOVE: Power Head Smash
      Cut in Half:  C + away,up (must be close)   [Brian O]

 PAKAWA: THE COMANCHE INDIAN WARRIOR ======

    SPECIAL MOVES:
    Head Butt = C + towards, towards, towards (close)
    Hunting Blade = C + half circle low from away to towards.
    Buffalo Jump = C + back, up, up
    Throw = B + away
    DEATH MOVE: Scalping
      C + half circle low from towards to away, twice

 SENZO =====

    SPECIAL MOVES:
    Fireball = C + half circle low from away to towards
    Ninja Teleport = C + up,up
    Whirlwind Kick = C + away,away,towards,towards
    Throw = A + away

    DEATH MOVE: Power Head Smash
      C + up,down (must be close)    [Willbill]

 THUNDRA, THE AMAZON QUEEN=======

    SPECIAL MOVES:
    Jungle Lunge = C + away, towards, towards (far)
    Jungle Strike = C + towards, towards, towards (close)
    Teleport  = C + down, up
    Bite opponent = ?
    Throw = A + away
    DEATH MOVE: Fly though opponent's upper body
      C + up, towards, up, towards     [Jeff S]

 GYAKU:  THE GREY NINJA aka (You'll see!) =====

 He's the same same as Habaki and Senzo.  Except he's grey.  Also he can
 do a few extra moves like fireballs bounce off him and back at you and
 some fireballs pass though him.  When fighting Gyaku it's the best of 5.
 Don't do a fatality on him while playing in Ninja God mode. :)


 Sb: KASUMI CODES
 Fm: CHUCK A. SMITH 76231,3376
 To: ALL

 Out here there is a list of many moves for KN. One missing is,
 Habaki's fireball.  Here it is: Roll back/down/forward.
 You must be holding the C button during move.  It seems to work better
 if you don't stand too close.

 Sb: #66056-#Kasumi Death Moves?
 Fm: Darryl Still Atari Europ 75300,2632
 To: Claver D. Bickman 75347,2545 (X)

 Some of them have just been released to the press. Here are two of
 Angus' to keep you going

 Caber Toss = C/Down/Up Glasgae Greeting = C/Down/Towards

 The Fiery Sporron has not been revealed yet!

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 > ONLINE WEEKLY STReport OnLine          The wires are a hummin'!
   """""""""""""""""""""""""""""
         
          
              
                            PEOPLE... ARE TALKING
                            =====================
             
              
 On CompuServe
 -------------
 compiled by
 Joe Mirando
 CIS ID: 73637,2262

      Hidi ho friends and neighbors.  Well, it's been two weeks since you
 heard from me last.  There's lots and lots of information, hints, tips,
 and gossip to tell you about, but before we get started, I'd like to
 tell you why there was no column last week.

      I was just settling down to write the introduction part of my column
 when, much to my dismay, I found that several keys on my STacy's
 keyboard were "dead".  This is not an unknown problem among those who
 deal with Atari's portable ST.

      "No problem," I thought, "I'll just use my trusty STe".  A moment
 later I realized that I couldn't use the STe because I had lent it to a
 friend who had sent his Mega 2 out to be upgraded to a Mega 4.  Damn!

      Since several people have told me that it could simply be that the
 contacts were dirty, I decided to march through the valley of death by
 opening the STacy up.  After removing the case, cleaning all of the
 key contacts, and putting it all back together, I discovered that now,
 not only did some of the keys not work, but I no longer had access to my
 hard drive.  Yep, I had done one heck of a job.

      A quick call to the friend that had borrowed the STe solved the
 problem of my comptuer withdrawal, but that was too late to get my
 column in.

      Since my review of Geneva from Gribnif Software was also on the
 STacy's hard drive, that too is late.... look for the review next week.

      Well, that's enough about my holiday season.  Let's get on with all
 the info available...

 From the Atari Computing Forums on CompuServe
 =============================================

 Bob Ledbetter tells Bob Brodie:

   "I have Works installed, with Speedo BTW, on a 1040 STe, and everytime
   I change font, it bombs.  At least 4 bombs, and the only out is to
   re-boot.  Any ideas?"

 Bob Brodie, who used to be Atari's Director of Communications, tells the
 other Bob:

   "A couple of things come to mind.  First, how much ram do you have in
   the system?  If you're only running a meg, that could be the problem
   right there.  Second, what are you running in your auto folder?
   Specifically, are you running an older version of Warp 9?  While most
   of the Warp 9 problems showed up during printing, there are other
   reports of incompatibility with Speedo/Warp 9.  You might have to shut
   Warp 9 off before running Works.
   
   Finally, how many fonts are you installing?  If you're using the whole
   standard set of Speedo fonts, you're probably out of RAM even on a four
   meg machine. Cut down the number of fonts and see what happens.
   
   Please drop me a note, both here and in email to remind me to visit
   more often.    And let me know how you're doing with Works.

   Yes, it works on a 1040 STE with TOS 1.62.  But...
   
   If memory serves me correctly, there was a bug in the install program
   that came with Works on this version of TOS.  Also, to be honest with
   you, 1 meg of RAM isn't enough to run the program and SpeedoGDOS.  You
   can use other versions of GDOS, like FONT GDOS, but your output won't
   look as good.
   
   In my opinion, Works should have carried a notation that indicated how
   much ram was required, and that a hard drive was strongly recommended.
   As for how much ram, well that depends on what printer you're using and
   how many fonts you want to load.  I urge you to go to four megs of RAM
   if you haven't already."

 On the subject of PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) encryption, and the
 governments refusal to allow it to be exported to other countries,
 Michael Rochon asks:

   "What are PGP files and Who are "the powers that that be" and Why are
   foreign nationals so dangerous???.  Maybe this cloak and dagger stuff
   could revive the Atari market.  Come on! Let us in on the play here."

 Sysop Ron Luks tells Michael:

   "PGP is an encryption program.  The powers that be are the US
   GOVERNMENT, and they classified it as illegal to export this
   technology."

 There is QUITE A BIT more to it than that, so if you're interested, ask
 around... just don't ask any foreign nationals. Or federal agents, for
 that matter.

 When Rob Rasmussen asks why his ST won't read DOS disks, Sysop Bob
 Retelle tells him:

   "The ST *does* understand the PC file format, but most likely the disk
   your friend gave you was a High Density disk, and the ST does *not*
   read those.
   
   Hardly anyone in the PC world uses the 720K format that the ST reads,
   any more.
   
   If someone's going to give you a PC disk, you have to be sure to ask
   them to format it that way.  I don't use Windows, but I know OS/2 has
   an option you can select for formatting 720K disks.
   
   As Jim indicated, when Windows noticed that the destination disk was
   different from the source disk during the disk copy, it tried to
   reformat it so the two disks would match.
   
   From Filemanager, you CAN drag files, but you have to know the secret
   handshake to get it to do that.  First you have to select the files,
   and unlike the ST, you can't do this completely with the mouse.
   
   Someone who knows Windows better will probably correct me, but I think
   the way you do that is to hold down the Shift key (and if it doesn't
   work, try the ALT and CTRL keys one at a time, but I think it's Shift)
   while you select the FIRST file in the block you want to copy, then
   still holding down the Shift key, move the mouse pointer to the LAST
   file in the block and still holding Shift, click on that one.  The
   entire block of files should turn black, indicating they're selected.
   Then you can drag the entire block to the A: drive icon..  I think you
   also have to hold down a key (try Shift again) to indicate to Windows
   that you want to COPY the files, not MOVE them.
   
   The way I do these things is to forget Windows completely and use
   Norton Commander from DOS...
   
   Also, it's not that it's any more difficult or awkward than GEM, it's
   just different."

 Rob tells Bob:

   "Thanks for the clarification on how to copy files in Windows. The
   main problem, as you said, and as I am not used to noticing, was that
   the disk my friend with the IBM gave me was high density. So DUHHH...I
   put it in my Falcon and the files come up just fine. I had been trying
   to do it on my ST. Anyway, I didn't realize the Falcon could read disks
   formatted with Windows even if the Falcon can read high density. Who's
   complaining tho?"

 "LW" tells us:

   I recently downloaded a file from the MIDI forum (Dr. T's Omega II demo
   program) and unpacked it onto my I: drive  (my drive is C:-J:
   partitioned).
   
   The archive program screwed up some how and made all the files into
   Folders!  Now I can't delete them.  When I try, my system reboots!  Any
   ideas how to get rid of these files?"

 Albert Dayes of Atari Explorer Online Magazine asks LW:

   "Have you run a utility program like Diamond Edge to check for errors?"

 LW asks:

   "Diamond Edge, where do I get it?"

 Albert, being the treasure trove of knowledge that he is, tells LW:

   "It is a Commercial Product.  It is similar to Norton Disk Doctor and
   Speed Disk on the IBM PC."

 Carl Barron gives LW a bit of good advice:

   "Backup everything but the self-referencing folder[s] (most likely the
   problem [folders with no names ??] zero the partitiion [NOT THE DRIVE]
   and restore what you backed up. If Diamond Edge or an equivalent fat
   fixer can create a legal fat without this problem, then just delete the
   stuff. Most likely DE will fail."

 Mike Mortilla adds:

   "First check to see if the files are "write only." Then, also try to
   delete 1 file at a time.  You might also try re-naming the files and
   then deleting them."

 LW tells Albert, Carl, and Mike:

   "I went into the folders that were supposed to be files.  They also
   contained folders that had weird names, like #$@%^  .  When I opened
   these folders, they would take me back to the root... drive I:  .
   Weird!
   
   So, then I started to delete these folders with the weird names,  some
   wouldn't delete at all but I think at least one did successfully.
   Then I backed out twice to get to the root    AND DRIVE I: WAS
   EMPTY!!!!!!
   
   I rebooted, drive I: still empty!!!!  Good thing there wasn't anything
   I couldn't get back on that drive!  Weird!"

 Mike tells LW:

   "Sounds like you FAT is messed up or something. Whenever you get a
   zero # of items where you know you have data SHUT OFF THE COMPUTER and
   re-boot (at the very least!).  If you try to access that you might have
   serious problems!
   
   Sounds like a re-format is in order (sorry!). That;s why I love using
   a Syquest removable. At least I can reformat and restore my structure
   in about 1/2 an hour or so. It used to be an all day proposition."

 LW tells everyone:

   "Well, I was able to zero the partition, JUST the one that got screwed
   up!  So I'm back in business!"

 John Amsler posts:

   "Consider the following:
   
                                  AUTOBIOGRAPHY
                               by Thomas Jefferson
   
                                  AUTOBIOGRAPHY
   
                                   1743 - 1790
   
                       With the Declaration of Independence
   
                                 January 6, 1821
   
       ...
   
   My father's education had been quite neglected; but being of a strong
   mind, sound judgment and eager after information, he read much and
   improved himself ...
    
   Being ignorant is not so much a Shame, as being unwilling to learn.
   
   Benjamin Franklin
   Poor Richard Improved, 1755
   
   
   
   
   
   In studying Law or Physick, or any other Art or Science, by which you
   propose to get your Livelihood, though you find it at first hard,
   difficult and unpleasing, use _Diligence, Patience_ and _Perseverance_;
   the Irksomness of your Task will thus diminish daily, and your Labour
   shall finally be crowned with Success.  You shall go beyond all your
   Competitors who are careless, idle or superficial in their
   Acquisitions, and be at the Head of your Profession. -- _Ability_ will
   command _Business_, _Business Wealth_; and _Wealth_ an easy and
   honourable _Retirement_ when Age shall require it.
   
   Benjamin Franklin
   Poor Richard Improved, 1755"

 Good words, John.  And something that a lot of _so-called_ intellectuals
 would do well to pay heed to.

 John Also asks:

   "Has there been some change in CompuServe's software?  I haven't
   changed anything, but all of a sudden when I compose a message online,
   the line numbers keep tabbing (or so it seems) across toward the right
   side of the screen (rather than displaying flush with the left side of
   the screen)."

 Sysop Ron Luks tells John:

   "Nope.  There's been no changes in the onlione software that would
   account for this (that I'm aware of).  Does it happen in other forums
   or just this one?"

 John tells Ron:

   "I haven't tried posting messages in other forums, but the same thing
   happens when I try to compose a message in CompuServe's Mail utility.
   
   (I swear, I haven't changed a thing!)"

 Sysop Bob Retelle tells John:

   "From the pattern of the message lines you showed us, it looks like for
   some reason you're just getting line feeds, not a line feed/carriage
   return combination like you should.  (That is, the next line drops down
   a line, but the cursor doesn't return to the beginning of the next line
   like it should).
   
   Let us know if it still happens when you try logging on with Flash
   II.."

 John tries and tells Bob:

   "I'm currently logged in with Flash II and the problem occurs with
   that, too."

 Sysop Jim Ness tells John:

   "It looks as though your term program is not accepting carriage
   returns (or CIS is not sending them).
   
   Online you can GO TERMINAL to check the settings CIS has for you."


 John tells Jim:

   "What baffles me is why it appeared suddenly, when I had made no
   changes either to STalker or CIS.
   
   > Online you can GO TERMINAL to check the settings CIS has for you.
   
   Aha!  I knew there was a way to check that but I had forgotten what the
   command was.  Thanks!"

 We'll keep you updated on what happens with John's setup.

 Robert Carpenter asks:

   "Does anyone know if version 2.5 is the latest version of NVDI?  I'm
   having a conflict between it and Edit Plus 3.10.  I talked to Craig
   Harvey (Edit Plus author) and he said that the only NVDI problem he
   knew about was because someone was using an old version of NVDI."

 Albert Dayes tells Robert:

   "NVDI v3.x is available from Toad Computers for around $70."

 Lianne Reitter asks:

   "I wonder if anyone knows of a utility, or something, that will allow
   me to format a floppy disk on my Falcon, that can be read on the Amiga
   platform.
   
   A friend of mine has a Amiga 2000, and I would like to give him some
   stuff that is on the Sterling CD ROM. Unfortunatly, neither machine
   will recognize a disk formatted from the other.
   
   Any info would be greatly appreciated."

 Sysop Bob Retelle tells Lianne:

   "Unfortunately while I remember that there was some way to do what you
   want to do, I don't remember exactly what it was.  I believe there was
   some way to make the Amiga read the ST disks..  maybe if you asked in
   the Amiga Forums here on CompuServe there would be someone over there
   who remembers how to do that.
   
   If you live close enough to your friend, you could always send the
   files by modem..."

 Lianne tells Bob:

   "I understand that the program I am looking for is called Dos-2-DOS for
   the Amiga. (Just in case anyone else asks 8).) My Amiga buddy lives 2
   floors below me but I couldn't modem him anything becayuse it was
   telecommunication software I was trying to get off the Sterling CD ROM
   for him.  Hows that for computing Irony? Seeing as you are a SYSOP
   maybe you can answer another question for me. I realize that the Atari
   platform is not the most popular, but surly it does as well, if
   possibly not better now, than the Amiga platform, yet there is never
   any mention of Atari stuff in the Compuserve Mag?  Every once in a
   while I read about some software for the Amiga, (this month issue for
   example). Is the Atari Forum quieting down on CSERVE? My Local user
   group TAF (Toronto Atari Federation) is putting together a show in
   April; ACE'95. I have posted messages to this effect on CSERVE, but
   have not received many responses where as GEnie has been quite busy.
   Just curious, I much prefer CSERVE to the other Commercial boards, for
   various reasons. But I wonder if I am getting the wrong impression.
   Thanks again for your help, Have a very safe and happy Holiday Season."

 Bob tells Lianne:

   "Things go up and down in the Atari world... right now the big buzz is
   the Jaguar game system, over in the Atari Gaming Forum, ever since
   Atari dropped their computer lines...  we still do whatever we can to
   support the users of the computers, in addition to all the new owners
   of the Atari game systems...
   
   Have you posted about the TAF show here in the Atari Computing forum..?
   
   It's been a while since I've been able to get up to Toronto for the
   show, but I remember having a lot of fun there...  I was part of the
   Windsor, Ontario Atari show a few years ago too.. that was fun too..!"

 Albert Dayes asks Lianne:

   "Doesn't the Amiga have a utility that can read MS-DOS compatible
   disks?  Something like cross-dos??  That way you could format a disk
   1.44 or 720k of your Falcon and use it on the Amiga.  ave you asked
   about a utility to read MS-DOS compatible disks in the Amiga forum?"

 Callum Lerwick, the one with the Pentium-based HAL 9000 computer, tells
 Albert:

   "The newer Amiga's come with a utility that can read PC disks, I've
   sucessfully transfered files using a PC disk this way. I don't know
   where to get it if he doesn't have it already..."

 Lianne tells Albert:

   "Thanks for the help. That, and Dos-2-Dos are the recomended utility
   choices. I did post message in the Amiga platform, but you Atari guys
   know so much about this stuff I knew I wouldn't be aking a mistake in
   posting the question here too. Thanks again."


 Well folks, it's been a long, hectic, totally forgettable week (with the
 exception of Callum's "Pentium Post".  So, I'll stop here and say good
 bye for now.

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