ST Format 7 - February 1990

Discovour Colour!

Transform your ST with startling first colour digitiser

Aerochopper: Ultimate flight sim

Check out all the hot games
Is Script the best word processor ever?
Supercharge breaks PC barrier
Start C programming
Learn DTP skills


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Cover Disk

  • Animation Two stunning Cyber animations
  • 4pak An incredible new file compactor
  • F40 Demo A mere 35K, but a tremendous Ferrari F40 and more besides
  • Convert Change binary data into an ASCII file that can be imported into any assembler
  • Restore Return colours to default values
  • Skate Tribe Fantastic freewheeling fun. This is not a demo: it's a complete game! Nine levels of skateboarding buttiness
  • C Program The first source file from Warwick Grigg's C tutorial
  • Art Gallery A brace of stonking Spectrum 512 images
  • Playback An interrupt driven sound sample player. As Playback doesn't hog the ST's processor, other things can be done while the digitised data is played
  • Virus Die Prepare for a new concept: Sector 9's totally rad virus killer! Forget boring text displays, we're talking animated sequences showing viruses having their $%&! chopped off
  • Desktop Tips A demo showing horizontal and parallax scrolling using STOS

News Items

STE runs into trouble STOS won't work!
Atari dismiss Amiga sales clams Warring rivals Atari and Commodore have broken into a fresh round of feuding after Atari alleged that the recent sale figures announced by Commodore are "grossly exaggerated".
Mega: Vote of confidence Atari have squashed rumours that they are about to cease production of the Mega range of STs by announcing they are to continue to sell the Mega - but at a reduced price
Stacy hits the street After much clamouring, UK stores have received their first shipment of Atari's new prtable, the STACY laptop.
Upgrades for everyone Owners of more recent STs, which have surface mounted Memory Management Units (MMUs), are experienceing problems upgrading
Future's Sound move The first piece of software to supprt the enhanced features of Atari's new STE has now been re;leased. The French-based Delphine Software have made use of the advanced sound capabilities of the STE in their latest adventure.
Parsec on the way up Elmtech's Parsec board, the ST graphics board which adds mammoth graphics capabilities to your ST, has now been upgraded
Two forces unite Domark and Incentive are getting together on Incentive's latest game.
Desktop GEM replacement Many owners fo the St choose the machine after seeing GEM desktop- that wonderful WIMP environment!
Genlock winner The winner of December's delicious GST Gold Genlock competition is Adam Cresser of Aberdeen. Unfortunately Debby Harry (see cover, ST Format 5) isn;t the first prize.
ST Found o Moon Well, perhaps not the moon.
Calamus takes another leap Makers off Calamus DMC are now working on version 1.10, due for release in early 1990.
Object Lesson for a CAD The latest Data Becker program, BeckerCAD ST, is a professional object oriented drawing program
European community gets a common language! The name Omikron may not mean much in the UK, but throughtout Europe Omikron Basic is shipped as standard with all STs

Games Reviewed

Beach Volley Ocean 19.99 62%  
Chase HQ Ocean 19.99 71%  
Ghostbusters II Activision 19.99 62%  
Iron Lord UBI Soft 24.99 90%
Kenny Dalglish Soccer Match Impressions 19.99 32%  
North and South Infogrames 24.99 58%  
P-47 Thunderbolt Firebird 24.99 67%  
Starwrek Castlesoft 19.95 15%  
The Seven Gates of Jambala Grandslam 24.99 78%  
The untouchables Ocean 19.99 81%  
Time empire 24.95 79%  
Twin World UBI Soft 19.99 69%  
Warp Grandslam 19.99 20%  

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Software and Hardware Reviews

Genwave Interval Music 90%
Naksha Mouse Naksha 88%  
Script Signa 85%  
Circuit Maker 2 Iliad Software 47%  
Midiman Hollis 86%  
Supercharger Condor 73%  
Realtiser Third Coast 85%  
Prodata Arnor 74%  
Cordless mouse Practical Solutions  
Chameleon Keynote 85%  

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