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 WEL      Welcome to
 EMILY    Hints from Emily Postnews
 BOOKS    What books are available for the Atari ST?
 DEV      How do I become a developer for the Atari ST?
 ERR      What does TOS ERROR nn mean?
 FREE     What is Free-Net and how can I get access?
 MAGS     What magazines are available for the Atari ST?
 TIPS     TIPS AND HINTS from other users
 ZNET     Where can I get copies of ZNET?
 EXPLOR   Where can I get copies of Atari Explorer Online?
 PD       Where can I get Public Domain/Shareware software?
 MAIL     E-Mail file servers
 FTP      Anonymous FTP servers
 COMP     Atari-related companies
 IAAD     Independent Atari Developers
 CREDIT   Who has contributed to the FAQ?

:WEL:   93.06.11
Welcome to

This newsgroup is devoted to discussion about 16 and 32 bit Atari micros.  At
present that includes the Atari 520ST, 1040ST, Mega ST, STe, STacy, Mega STe,
TT, and Falcon. There are also emulators for the Apple Macintosh and IBM
PC/XT/AT available.

Most of the people who read this newsgroup are technically oriented.
The newsgroup serves as a resource for Atari users ... feel free to
contribute to the discussions.

Associated newsgroups include:	! uuencoded binary programs  ! technical programming/hardware topics   ! uuencoded/shar sources

:EMILY:   ??.??.??
Hints from Emily Postnews

(Thanks to John Henders ( for this bit of

   Emily Postnews Visits

   ( Due to popular demand, (well at least one persone asked anyways),
Emily has taken time out of her busy schedule to answer a few commonly 
asked questions specific to )

   Dear Emily.
      Some Amiga user is raving on about how wonderful 
his computer is, and how awful mine is. What should I do?
            signed My Computer is NOT a Toy.

   Dear My Computer, etc,etc.
      Many people's egos are so tied to their possessions, they 
have to affirm their existance by raving about the superiority 
of their machine to anyone who will listen. You should immediately 
flame these people into cinders, using every rumour or misconception 
you've ever heard about their brand of computer, as this will cause 
lots of posts, and develop into a massive flame war, which is one 
of the main reasons most people read If this didn't happen 
every six months, everybody would unsubscibe to this newsgroups from
      Or, you could put comp.sys.amiga.advocacy in the Followup to:
line, and any article replying to yours would go to the newsgroup 
designed for this discussion.
      Or, if your newsreader supports it, you could build a KILL FILE,
which eliminates any post that has the word Amiga in it.
	Kill files can be created in rn and trn by hitting the 'K' key.
This will make a kill file based on the article you were reading
at the time. Then control K will put that file in the editor for you 
to play with. You use the same regexp commands here that are in rn.
For example. /[Ff]oo/h:j would search all headers of unread articles 
for both Foo and foo, and junk them. Check the docs for your newsreader 
for further details.

   Dear Emily. 
      I like flame wars, and want to start one of my own, so my name 
will be as famous as Richard Covert's.
         Signed, Too much Time on My Hands.

   Dear Too much time.
      Sorry it took so long to reply, but Richard's in my kill file
and someone had to forward your post to me, or I'd never have seen it.
      Flame wars are fun. They're the main reason people creted Usenet,
and should be encouraged at every opertunity.
      Some of the most common tricks for starting flame wars are as 
   1: Post a note in another newsgroup telling all the users there that
they own a piece of junk, and if they had a half a brain, they'd have the 
same computer you do, as it's obviously the best.
   2: Toss a bit of slander against another computer in a totally 
unrelated post. This guarantees a follow up, even if your original
post wasn't of any interest.
   3: Create a signature file that has a put down of another computer 
in it. This will get flame wars going in threads that have completely
unrelated Subject: lines, thus slipping through all but he most exacting
kill files.
      I hope you find these tips handy in creating your next flame war.
And just remember, your computer MUST be the best, after all, it's yours.

:BOOKS:   93.06.11
What books are available for the Atari ST?

The (Almost) Complete Guide to Atari Reference Books

	Atari Coropration
	1196 Borregas Avenue
	Sunnyvale, CA 94089

  Atari TOS Developer's Kit

Atari has now make the developer's documentation public (meaning you don't have
to be 'a developer' to buy it). See DEV above
for more information.

        Atari UK Software Support
	Atari House
	Railway Terrace
	Slough, BERKS
	United Kingdom
	SL2 5BZ
	Tel 0753 53344

  "A few people have asked for more info on the release by Atari UK of
  the programming docs.  They have been released as 5 books."

  Programming Guides GEMDOS/BIOS & general programming. 238 pages. #29.99.
  (# = the British pound).  Still Another Line A Doc (SALAD), Intelligent
  keyboard protocol, chkdsk3 docs, midi assoc address sheet.

  Programming Guides New machines. 184 pages. #29.99.
  Rainbow TOS release notes, STE developers addendum, STE TOS release
  notes, TT030 TOS release notes, TT030 hardware ref manual, VMS expansion
  for TT & MegaSTe. Includes 2 disks of utilities, examples, xcontrol &

  Programming Guides - GEM VDI
  Programming Guides - GEM AES - combined books. 514 pages. #49.99

  All the above together #99.99

  Hardware and Chip Specs. 228 pages. #29.99
  Engineering hardware spec, ACSI, MC6850, 68901, ay3-8910, wd1770, blitter
  Monitor & cartridge port. Also schematics.

  [Info from a posting by Iain Laskey dated 30 Nov 1991]

        Compute! Publications,Inc.
        PO Box 5406,Greensboro NC

  Computes Technical Refence Guide Volume One. VDI
  Sheldon Leeman
  ISBN 0-87455-093-9

  Computes Technical Refence Guide Volume Two. AES
  Sheldon Leeman
  ISBN 0-87455-114-5

  Computes Technical Refence Guide Volume Three. TOS
  Sheldon Leeman
  ISBN 0-87455-149-8

  Learning C. Programming Graphics on the Amiga and Atari ST.
  Marc B. Sugiyama and Christopher D. Metcalf
  ISBN 0-87455-064-5

  Compute's ST Applications Guide. Programming in C
  Simon Feild,Kathleen Mandis and Dave Myers
  ISBN 0-87455-078-5

        Scott,Foresman and Company.
        Professional Publishing Group
        1900 East Lake Avenue,Glenville IL

  Learning C on the Atari ST
  Joseph Boyle Wikert
  ISBN 0-673-18738-1

        Sybex Inc.
        2344 Sixth St.

  Programmers Guide To GEM
  Phillip Balma and William Fitler
  ISBN 0-553-34397-1

	Taylor Ridge Books
	PO Box 48
	Manchester, Connecticut   (no zip listed) usa

  C-manship Complete, $19.95
  Calyton Walnum

"a decent book on programming your st gem/aes/vdi plus other stuff that is
based on the 31 articles that Clayton Walnum wrote for Analog. It was written
on a mega 4 with Calamus."

	Addison-Wesley Pub.

  68000 Assembly Language
  Donal Kantz & James Stanley
  ISBN 0-201-11659-6

"An interesting book on 68000 for the Atari (and amiga too, but both in
the abstract)"

  Assembly Language Programming
  Robert Arp
  Disk archives, not published in paper at this time.
"It is an excellent guide to assembly languuage programming.  It is very
large and takes quite a while to make a hard copy if you desire to do so.
The file names are arp68k-book.tar (the text) and arp68k-pix.Z.tar
(.img files to go along with the text)."

        Abacus Software,Inc.
        5370 52nd Street,S.E.
        Grand Rapids,MI

  Atari ST Internals
  K Gerits,L. Englisch and R. Bruckmann
  ISBN 0-916439-46-1

  Atari ST GEM Programmers Reference
  Norbert Szczepanowski and Bernt Gunther
  ISBN 0-916439-52-6

  Atari ST 3d Graphics Programming
  Uwe Braun
  ISBN 0-916439-69-0

  Atari ST Disk Drives Inside and Out
  Uwe Brawn,Stephan Dittrich and Axel Schramm
  ISBN 0-916439-84
  Atari ST Machine Language
  B.Grohmann,P.eidler and H.Slibar
  ISBN 0-916439-48-8

  Atari ST Introduction to MIDI Programming
  Len Dorfman and Dennis Young
  ISBN 0-916439-77-1

        Bantam Books,Inc.
        666 5th Avenue
        New York,New York

  Atari ST Application Programming
  Lawrence J. Pollack and Eric J.T.Weber
  ISBN 0-553-34397-1

*  This List can be freely distributed and added to
*  All I ask is that people identify the added information as
*  their own
*       John Henders
*       Vancouver,BC
*       On Usenet  uunet!ubc-cs!van-bc!jhenders
*       On ForumST  John henders@448
*       On GEnie c/o D.LEMAY2
*	C-Manship & 68000 Assembley Language suggested by Joe Gaudreau [DPZ]
*	Robert Arp's Assembley Language book suggested by David P. Forrai [DPZ]

:DEV:   93.06.11
How do I become a developer for the Atari ST?

Contact Bill Rehbok, (408)745-2022

Bill can explain the program to you, and send an information packet if you

Atari has gone to a 2-tier developer membership.  The 'higher quality'
developer support goes to commercial developers, and costs $250.  The
'no-hand-holding, no announcement of company future products, no access
to discounted hardware' goes to noncommercial developers, at an initial cost
of $125, plus $50 renewal fee each year.

Both tiers receive the ST/TT Developer Kit and all developers have to fill
in an application form and a non-disclosure agreement.  Contact Bill for
more information.

Atari is now selling the developer's kit (or parts of it) seperately. No
project-in-development or non-disclosure agreement is necessary.

:ERR:   ??.??.??
What does TOS ERROR nn mean?
What do the bombs on my screen mean?

The information below was written, in part, by Darryl May, and posted on
GEnie in January (of ????) by John Townsend.  The original also appeared in
the June 1988 issue of _Current Notes_ (122 N. Johnson Rd., Sterling, VA
22170). It has since found its way to me, and is being posted to as a service to readers.

Alan Pratt wrote to tell me that the basic information may be correct, but
that it cannot be dubbed "official" unless it originates, on paper, from
Atari.  This makes sense, as electronic communications are easily
modified, even accidentally.

Roland Waldi provided information regarding the difference between TOS and
GEM return codes which appears to be correct.  The tables have been modified
to reflect his information.

    The following is an unofficial list of the errors that can appear
while you are operating your ST computer.
          Error description         return code      alert box #
             OK (no error)....................0
             Fundamental error...............-1
             Drive not ready.................-2
             Unknown command.................-3
             CRC error.......................-4
             Bad request.....................-5
             Seek error......................-6
             Unknown media...................-7
             Sector not found................-8
             No paper........................-9
             Write fault....................-10
             Read fault.....................-11
             General error..................-12
             Write protect..................-13
             Media change...................-14
             Unknown device.................-15
             Bad sectors on format..........-16
             Insert other disk..............-17
             Invalid function number........-32............1
             File not found.................-33............2
             Path not found.................-34............3
             No handles left................-35............4
             Access denied..................-36............5
             Invalid handle.................-37............6
             Insufficient memory............-39............8
             Invalid memory block address...-40............9
             Invalid drive specified........-46...........15
             No more files..................-49...........18
             Range error....................-64...........33
             Internal error.................-65...........34
             Invalid program load format....-66...........35
The last code is the infamous "TOS error 35"!

Also, some unofficial information via Alan Pratt:

  Notably, you should add -48: ENSAME (not the same drive, occurs when
  you call Frename and the two names you give aren't on the same drive),
  and -67: EGSBF: you can't use Mshrink to GROW a block of memory.

     Those bombs that appear on your screen are error messages from
 the 68000 micro-processor.

          Description                     of bombs
             Reset: Initial PC2...............1
             Bus Error........................2
             Address Error....................3
             Illegal Instruction..............4
             Zero Divide......................5
             CHK Instruction..................6
             TRAPV Instruction................7
             Privilege Violation..............8
             Line 1010 Emulator..............10
             Line 1111 Emulator..............11
             [unassigned, reserved]..........12
             [unassigned, reserved]..........13
             Format Error....................14
             Uninitialized Interrupt Vector..15
             [unassigned, reserved].......16-23
             Spurious Interrupt..............24
             Level 1 Interrupt Autovector....25
             Level 2 Interrupt Autovector....26
             Level 3 Interrupt Autovector....27
             Level 4 Interrupt Autovector....28
             Level 5 Interrupt Autovector....29
             Level 6 Interrupt Autovector....30
             Level 7 Interrupt Autovector....31
             Trap Instruction Vectors.....32-47
             [unassigned, reserved].......48-63
             User Interrupt Vectors......64-255

:FREE:   ??.??.??
What is Free-Net and how can I get access?

                    A "Remodeled" Atari S.I.G. Opens

       By now many of you have heard of the Cleveland Freenet, or more
specifically the Atari S.I.G. on the Cleveland Freenet.  For those who
haven't, the Cleveland Freenet is an experimental computer system providing
free public community telecomputing.  Basically, it's a lot like a public
library of the future.  Many of these systems are popping up all over the
country.  Don't be surprised if one pops up in your neighborhood in the

       Recently the Atari SIG has undergone a significant face-lift.  All
the regular areas are intact including its news sections, user group
newsletter, online magazine sections, general as well as specific
computer discussion boards (8 bit, 16/32 bit, Lynx, Portfolio), and our
weekly Sunday night multi-chat conference.

       The conference starts at 8pm EST sharp and is on channel           
"+Ataricon".  What the staff at the Atari SIG has added, has given the
Atari SIG the potential to cover all grounds of Atari and its related

       The most noticeable addition to the Atari SIG is the Programming
and Development Forum.  This forum is intended to be used by developers,
professional programmers, and Atari hackers (the old definition of 
"hacker") as a means to share ideas, help each other out, and find out
the latest technical information on Atari's products.  This board is ran
by newly acquired SIG Operator, Peter Haller, a professional programmer
who is running developer sections on hardware and software development,
programming, MIDI applications development, Graphics Design,
plus many other sections that can definitely become a programmer and
developer's dream come true!

       Last, but definitely not least, the Atari SIG has a restructured
Product Info and Support Board and a new Special Applications Board.
The Support Board includes a vast library of support lists.  These lists
range anywhere from phone numbers of Atari dealers and producers, to         
software reviews for 8 bit, 16/32 bit, Lynx, and Portfolio software.
To sum it all up this area covers what's out there, who makes it, and how
to get it for all Atari products.  The Special Applications Board is
just starting out.  Currently there is an area for users of MIDI on the 
ST.  MIDI users are encouraged to use this as a means to discuss MIDI
related topics.  This section is expected to expand in the future.

        Accessing the Atari SIG has never been easier.  One can access it
via Internet by telenet'ing to or ""
or by calling (216) 368-3888 300/1200/2400 bps.  Once on the system, 
a user can apply for an account application and logon as a visitor.
Once here, simply type "Go Atari" to get to the Atari SIG.  A visitor
can go anywhere on  the Freenet and can read anything.  They can't
post messages until they get their permanent accounts, however.

For additional information on obtaining access to Freenet write to
myself via the e-mail addresses above or by writing the SIG at its US
mail address:
               The Atari SIG
               P.O. Box 21815
               Cleveland, OH 44121 USA
Lastly, a freenet application is available in the mail by writing a
request to the above address if you rather not download it from Freenet.

        The Atari SIG is ready to serve the thousands of Atarians throughout
the world.  We look forward to seeing you all real soon!  Remember the
staff of the Atari SIG are volunteering their time for no pay and the
Cleveland Freenet, as well as the Atari S.I.G., is a non-profit organization
existing for the free exchange of information.


Mark Leair
Atari SIG Public Relations

Internet e-mail:
CIS e-mail     : internet>

:MAGS:   93.09.04
What magazines are available for the Atari ST?

If you've got updates, mini-reviews,
or more information on other magazines, please send them to me via e-mail.

As always, WRITE to a company before sending them money for a subscription.

US mags:

AtariUser, published by Quill Publishing Company

Cover Price: US $1.00  Canada $1.45  UK 1.50 (AtariUser is available for free
[$6.00/50 magazine shipping charge] from participating computer dealers,
bookstores & user groups!)

Subcription Rate: $21.30 US Bulkrate, $41.30 US First Class.
Address: AtariUser, 113 W. College Street, Covina, CA  91723 USA

Current Notes, published by Current Notes Inc.

Cover Price: US $3.95

Subscription Rate: $27.00/year (Atari clubs registered with Current Notes may
subscribe at $23.00/year) US, $35.00/year (Canadian club members at $31/year)
Canadian, Foreign rate $44/year.

Address: Current Notes Inc., 122 N. Johnson Rd., Sterling, VA  22170 USA

Atari Interface:

Write for a free sample copy of the Atari Interface magazine
(Unicorn Publications, 3487 Braeburn Circle, Ann Arbor, MI  48108)
AIM is soon to be available in Canada, Europe and Mexico, and should be in
all local WaldenSoftware stores and many bookstores.  If your "local"
Atari dealer doesn't have it, he should be able to get it for you...

UK Mags:
(Thanks to Sam Marshall <> and Kevin Busby
<> for some of the info here.)

ST Applications:

formerly the ST Club Newsletter, this is now the only
non-games mag in the UK (although see ST World below).  Approx. 4,500
copies per issue sold.  News, reviews, interviews, tech tips, general
forum, programmers' forum, PD catalogue.  DTP'd on an ST.  Retains a
'user-driven' feel.  Recommended.  The associated ST Club runs a PD
distribution service and distributes a couple of commercial programs too
(Fontkit Plus, UIS III, Molgraph, CRL Virus Killer, etc.).

12 issue Subscription now:
         With Disk 6 Mags                  Without Disk Mags

UK:          #26.50                        #18.00
Europe (air) #30.50                        #21.00
World (air)  #38.50                        #31.00

Address:  ST Club, 2 Broadway, Nottingham, NG7 1PS, UK.

ST World:

 formerly the leading UK non-games mag.  Became a quarterly
'buyer's guide' in Autumn 90.

ST Format:

all-purpose 150-page monthly, mainly aimed at young people. 
Lively, but of uneven quality.  Big leisure section, but other areas
covered too.  Includes cover disk - mix of games demos and (usually out
of date) PD utilities.  Probably the biggest-selling UK ST mag.  Has had
several public rows with Atari UK. 

Future Publishing, Somerton, Somerset, TA11 6TB  Tel. 0458 74011 
Fax 0458 74378

Atari ST User:

like ST Format.  Generally (amongst online users) thought
to be not quite as good.

ST Action:

games, games and more games.  And games.

Atari ST Review:
Lots of info, more mature editorial style than Format, but not so
polished.  1 cover disk per issue. 

Subscriptions: PO Box 500, Leicester, LE99 0AA. Tel: 0858 410510.

There are also, I think, some MIDI mags with strong ST content.  I don't
have their names.

German Mags:

ST-Magazin, TOS, and ST-Computer united in August 1993 to the
"ST Computer", which is the only remaining magazine in Germany.
(I don't know if the following info still holds, then. --Steven)

ST Computer:
11 issues/year, typical around 180 pages
Subscription: DM 80 (domestic),  DM 100 (normal mail), DM 130 (air mail)
Address: Heim Verlag, Heidelberger Landstr. 194, D-6100 Darmstadt 13 GERMANY

French Mags:

ST Magazine
Monthly in French. Oriented towards developers, professional users. Comes 
with a disk each month.
ST Magazine - 10, rue Hegesippe Moreau - 75018 Paris - France
(French Teletel users: 3615 Teletel access, code STMAG)

STart Micro
Monthly, includes a cover disk. 11 issues per year. 64 + 16 (separated) pages. 
Price: FF38 per issue, subscription: FF360. Subjects: Desktop publishing,
graphics, initiations to C and GFA Basic, survey of outcoming software, music,
folders. Minitel access: 3615 code ATARI. Address: FC Press, 57 rue Danton,
92300 Levallois-Perret, France.

Dutch Mags

ST, published by Stichting ST , postbus 11129  2301 EC Leiden  the Netherlands
cover price: fl 6,95
Independent magazine by and for atari ST users.
covers all different topics from applications to games and hardware.
60 pages.

6 times a year. One year subscription fl 35,-
black and white pages.

Atacom, by Atari Club Groningen.
Never seen this one. I suppose you have to be a member of the club or so.
price is fl 4,95. 
Adress of the club: Atari Club Groningen, Postbus 9164
9703 LD Groningen, the Netherlands.

Atari Nieuws, by Atari ST computer club Nederland
News paper sized publication. Lots of colour on newspaper pages. Not too many
pages though.
price is fl 3,95 (cheap cheap) 
monthly publication.
adress: ACN, Postbus 5011, 2000 CA Haarlem, the Netherlands.

GFA-info, by GFA gg (usergroup)
Publication of the GFA-basic usergroup. This group has a lot of mainly
educational software available.
price is fl 5,00

adress: GFA gg, Frankrijklaan 14, 2034 BA Haarlem, the Netherlands

ST News, by Stichting Computers Eindhoven
This is an electronic magazine. It has been around for about 6 years now 
and is completely in English!!! The first issues were in Wordplus format 
back in 1986 but from the 6th issue on it included a readerprogram
both for color and monochrome. Even with music.
price is fl 10,00
adress: S.C.E., Kornoeljelaan 22, 5552 RC Valkenswaard

Swiss mags:

Atari ST News Schweiz
Dutch Atari ST Nieuws translated into German for the Swiss :-)

:TIPS:   93.06.11
TIPS AND HINTS from other users
Any 'multisync' monitor which handles 70 video fields a second can be used
   with the ST; the custom cable involves no tricks, or commercial ones are
   available.  The original NEC multisync does NOT handle 70 fields a sec.
More than 3 bombs often means more than 1 error, so interpretations are
An ST-formatted disk which is not readable by a PC can be made readable by
   putting the 3 bytes EB 34 90 (those were 3 bytes of hex) at the beginning
   of the boot sector (sector 1 of track 0).  This can be done with 
   either an ST or PC absolute sector editor. The Desktop of TOS 1.4 and
   higher does this automatically.

Some (older) PC-3.5"-drives cannot deal with the short track-header produced
   by ST formatters. On those drives, ST-formatted disks are not readable,
   independent of their boot sector contents. The other way, however, does
   always work: format on the PC.
When using disks formatted on a PC in an ST, make sure to insert and access
   a disk with a different serial number in between disk changes.

For those with the 'inaccessible' mouse and joystick ports, a joystick
   extender cable will make life easier.  The Y-cable joystick extenders make
   it extremely easy to keep mouse and joystick connected to port 0, and a
   joystick extender cable in port 1 makes for easy hookup after you've moved
   the machine.

BARREL is a program which can redirect printer-data to a file.  It comes in
   handy when your printer is unavailable, and the program does not already
   have an option to 'print-to-a-file'.  (It is available on the atari.archive

DBLEFEAT is a program which can redirect disk access from, say, drive A to
   drive B.  Handy when a program 'hard-codes' the data drive, and you
   wish to use your hard drive instead.  (It is available on the atari.archive

On the Desktop, holding the right mouse button allows
   you to manipulate files in other windows. This is useful for a number
   of reasons. An example is this: say D:\BLAH.ARC is a file you would
   like to extract to D:\, but ARC.TTP is on C:\. Top D:\'s window, then
   hold the right button while double-clicking ARC.TTP in an inactive window.

:ZNET:   ??.??.??
Where can I get copies of ZNET?

ZNET is now Atari Explorer Online. Please see EXPLOR for more info.

:EXPLOR:   ??.??.??
Where can I get copies of Atari Explorer Online?
Atari Explorer Online magazine is available on CompuServe and GEnie. You can
also get copies mailed to you by sending an e-mail message to

indicating you wish to subscribe.

They won't get to you on Friday (which is when they're posted), but Greg
Lindahl provides an excellent service to the networking community by sending
these out.

Atari Explorer Online and some information from the Current Notes user
magazine are also available from the atari.archive server under

:PD:   93.06.11
Where can I get Public Domain/Shareware software?

There are FTP sources and a
mail server.  You can also try the commercial on-line services such as
GEnie, CompuServe, Delphi and Bix.

Using FTP, most files should be retrieved in BINARY format (at least those
ending with the suffix of .ZIP, .ARC, .LZH, .ZOO, .PRG, .TTP, .TOS)

Mail servers encode files.  You will need a program called 'uudecode' in
order to change files ending with the suffix .UUE (or .UAB, .UAC, etc.)
into their original form.

:MAIL:   ??.??.??
E-Mail file servers

Spud holds all of the /
postings.  If you aren't reading these two newsgroups, you should consider
doing so.  You may obtain uuencoded files as e-mail.  You can obtain a
help file by mailing a message to, with
the main body of the message being the word 'help'.

The atari.archive server is mentioned many times in this article.  It contains
a multitude of Atari ST PD and shareware programs.  If you don't have access
via FTP you can obtain many of the files via e-mail.  You should first obtain a
help file by mailing a message to, with the main
body of the message being the word 'help.'.  If you are from a uucp site,
please enclose this statement also 'path host1!host2!....', where
host1!host2!... is your path. Please read the help file completely before you
ask questions, and then send any you may have to 
Any questions about the archive or specific files go to (or,,, or :-)

This is a UK public domain archive, available to sites within the UK via
via JANET.

This is a german public domain archive. This only has

Same place as above, but this one carries other software than just and (or uunet!mcsun!hp4nl!ruuinf!mail-server):
send the following message

    send ATARI-ST/index


The path command can be deleted if we receive a valid from address in your
message. If this is the first time you use our mail server, we suggest you
first issue the request:
    send HELP


Mail messages with the contents HELP will bring you some usage information
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:FTP:   93.05.05
Anonymous FTP servers

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:COMP:   93.10.02
Atari-related companies

This is a (still under construction) list of companies and addresses that 
might be of use to Atari ST users. Please send me addresses for the blank ones
on this list. See also IAAD, it lists many more companies that are not on
this list.

Berkeley MicroSystems
P.O. Box 20119
Oakland, CA  94620

(510) 547 - 2191

E.A. Brown 
3404 Pawnee Drive
Minnesota  56308
Info:  612-762-8847
Orders: 800-322-4405
Product: Software and Hardware distributor



Marvin AG

Matrix Datensystem
Talstrasse 16
7155 Oppenweiler

tel. 07191-4088
fax. 07191-4089

7101 Supra Drive
Tangent, Oregon 97389 
(503) 967-9075

TKR GmbH & Co. KG
Stadtparkweg 2
W-2300 Kiel 1
Tel. +49-431-3378881
Fax. +49-431-35984

Wittich Computer

:IAAD:   93.09.04
Independent Atari Developers

Each entry has the following format (when applicable):
     Company Name
     Member Name
     Mailing Address
     Product Names
The listing is provided below in ASCII format.  An additional
file is available in CardFile format.  Please note that the
product listing is not comprehensive nor detailed, and new
products are continually released.  Please feel free to contact
individual members for information about their listed products.
For more information about the IAAD, contact any Board Member.
IAAD Board Members:
     D.A. Brumleve, President
     James C Allen
     Nathan Potechin
     Nevin Shalit
Member Listing:
Anthill Industries
Judith Baumgardner
P.O. Box 361
Mt. Vernon OH 43050-9998 USA
614 393 1524
Apprentice Software
James D Yegerlehner
22205 Swan Road
South Lyon MI 48178 USA
313 437 0526
Neural-network Construction Set
Albert Baggetta
P.O. Box 759
Agawam MA 01001 USA
Eliemouse Complimentary Coloring Book/The Comic Book Collector/
The Mis-Adventures of Eliemouse/Shakespeare: The Sonnets
Barefoot Software
Brad Cox
19865 Covellow Street
Canoga Park CA 91306 USA
818 727 0632 (fax)
818 727 7143
SMPTETrack/EditTrack/GenEdit/EZ Score+/Hybriswitch
Beckemeyer Development Tools
David Beckemeyer
P.O. Box 21575
Oakland CA 94620 USA
510 530 0451 (fax)
510 530 9637
Hard Disk Sentry/Hard Disk Toolkit/SCSI Tape Kit
Robert M Birmingham
13630 SW 101 Lane
Miami FL 33186-2814 USA
305 385 1942
Cali-Co. Superior Software
Josh Snyder
P.O. Box 9873
Madison WI 53715 USA
608 255 6523
Mah-Jong Solitaire
Canoe Computers
Tony Ridley
11006 150 Street
Edmonton AB T5P 1S1 Canada
403 487 6838
FrankenSTein/Warp 16 Accelerator/Tiny Ram
chro_MAGIC Software Innovations
Jim Collins
516 North Jackson
Joplin MO 64801 USA
417 623 7393
Guitaristics/Pianistics/Pianistics Encyclopedia/Pianistics
Clear Thinking
Craig Harvey
2753 Plymouth Road Suite 137
Ann Arbor MI 48105 USA
313 971 6035 (bbs)
313 971 8671
EdHak/Metapsychology Primer
CodeHead Technologies
John Eidsvoog, Charles Johnson
P.O. Box 74090
Los Angeles CA 90004 USA
213 386 5789 (fax)
213 461 2095 (bbs)
213 386 5735
G+Plus/MultiDesk Deluxe/HotWire/CodeKeys/CodeHead Utilities/
Warp 9/Calligrapher/MaxiFile/Lookit & Popit/MIDIMax/MIDI Spy/
Avant Vector/MegaPaint/Cherry Fonts/Genus Font Editor/
TOS Extension Card
Robert Engberson
104 Esplanade Avenue Suite 121
Pacifica CA 94044 USA
415 355 0869 (fax)
415 355 0862
That's Write/Write On/C-Font/CompoScript/That's Address/Musicom/
PC Speed/AT Speed/AT Speed C16
Cybercube Research Ltd.
Manfred Doewich
126 Grenadier Crescent
Thornhill ON L4J 7V7 Canada
416 886 3261 (fax)
416 882 0294
CyReL SUNRISE M16-1280 True Color High Resolution Graphics Card/
CyReL SERENADE M16-1280 True Color High Resolution Graphics Card/
CyReL VidiMix8 Desktop Video Module/CyReL Serial Mouse Manager/
CyRel Palette Master
D.A. Brumleve
Dorothy A Brumleve
P.O. Box 4195
Urbana IL 61801-8820 USA
217 367 9084 (fax)
217 337 1937
Kidpublisher Professional/Super Kidgrid/Kidpainter/Multiplay/
Telegram/Creative Discovery Packet/Learning Games Packet
DMC Publishing
Nathan Potechin
2800 John Street Unit 10
Markham ON L3R 0E2 Canada
416 479 1882 (fax)
416 479 1880
Calamus 1.09N/Calamus SL & modules/Calamus Font Editor/
The Guide to Calamus Desktop Publishing/Outline Art/
Ditek International
David Fletcher
2800 John Street Unit 15
Markham ON L3R 0E2 Canada
416 479 1882 (fax)
416 479 1990
Dr. Bobware
W. David Parks
180 N. Hazeltine Avenue
Campbell OH 44405-1024 USA
216 743 4712
ScanLite/MVG: MultiViewer Graphica/MVG Modules Disks 1, 2, & 3
Elan Software
Paul Dube
550 Boul. Charest Est P.O. Box 30232
Quebec G1K 8Y2 Canada
418 683 9189 (fax)
418 692 0565
eSTeem, inc.
Tom Nielsen
72 Shades Crest Road
Hoover AL 35226-1014 USA
205 987 9208
Fair Dinkum Technologies
John 'Hutch' Hutchinson
P.O. Box 2
Los Alamos NM 87544 USA
505 662 7236
CrossWord Creator II/Word Search Creator/Cryptographer/InfoDisk/
Cyberdrome: The Hoverjet Simulator/Puzzle Pack
FAST Technology
James C Allen
14 Lovejoy Road
Andover MA 01810 USA
508 475 3810 (fax)
508 475 3810
GT Software
Tyson T Gill
12114 Kirton Avenue
Cleveland OH 44135-3612 USA
216 252 4272
CardFile (distr. by Gribnif)
Gadgets by Small, Inc.
David M Small
40 West Littleton Blvd. #210-211
Littleton CO 80120 USA
303 791 0253 (fax)
303 791 6098
Spectre GCR
Goldleaf Publishing Inc.
Lauren Flanagan-Sellers
700 Larkspur Landing Circle Suite 199
Larkspur CA 94939 USA
415 257 3515
WordFlair II
Gribnif Software
Dan Wilga, Rick Flashman
P.O. Box 779
Northampton MA 01061 USA
413 247 5622 (fax)
413 247 5620
NeoDesk 3/NeoDesk CLI/STalker 3/STeno/XBoot/CardFile 4/
Convector Professional/Arabesque Professional/XBoot III/
Crazy Dots 8/Crazy Dots 15
Doug Harrison
P.O. Box 66236
Baton Rouge LA 70806-6236 USA
Opus (shareware)/Lookit & Popit (distr. by CodeHead)
Alex Kiernan, David Link, Dave Nutkins
The Old School
Greenfield Bedford MK45 5DE England
+44 525 713716 (fax)
+44 525 718181
Devpac 3/HiSoft BASIC 2/Lattice C/HighSpeed Pascal/FTL Modula-2/
WERCS/Harlekin 2/HiSoft C/ProFlight/K-Spread/K-Comm/K-Word/K-Data
(HiSoft products distr. by Oregon Research Associates)
ICD, Inc.
Tom Harker
1220 Rock Street
Rockford IL 61101 USA
815 968 6888 (fax)
815 968 2228
The Link/AdSCSI Micro ST/AdSCSI ST/AdSCSI Plus ST/AdSpeed ST/
AdSpeed STe/FA-ST Hard Drive Kit/FA-ST Tape Backup/Cleanup ST/
ICD Professional Hard Drive Utilities/ICD Tape Backup Software/
Advantage Micro ST/Advantage ST/Advantage Plus ST/STHA/
Personal Pascal
It's All Relative
Gregory J Kopchak
2233 Keevan Lane
Florisant MO 63031 USA
314 831 9482
It's All Relative/BookMaker/Forecaster3/AbbreviatorST/
Photo CD Conversion/Photo Show/View and Script/Kodak Photo CD
JMG Software International, Inc.
George Geczy, David Thompson
892 Upper James Street
Hamilton ON L9C 3A5 Canada
416 575 0283 (fax)
416 575 3201
M.P. Graphics Systems
Mario Perdue
P.O. Box 501289
Indianapolis IN 46250-6289 USA
317 335 3775
MS Design
Henry Murphy, Carl Stanford
611 West Illinois Street
Urbana IL 61801 USA
217 351 6412 (fax)
217 384 8469
FontPak 1 & 2/Wheeler Quick Art CD-ROM/
Wheeler Quick Art Image Disks
Medical Designs Software
William Penner
3235 Wright Avenue
Bremerton WA 98310 USA
206 479 2157 (bbs)
206 373 4840
Merlin Group, Inc.
George Richardson
96 Hoyt Street
Kearny NJ 07032-3311 USA
201 998 0932 (fax)
201 998 4441
Missionware Software
John Trautschold
354 N. Winston Drive
Palatine IL 60067-4132 USA
708 359 9565
lottODDS/Printer Initializer/Flash II
Melinda Turcsanyi
P.O. Box 1109
Oakhurst CA 93644 USA
209 642 2380
NewSTar Technology Management
Charles Smeton
P.O. Box 122
Columbia MD 21045-0122 USA
410 544 1329 (fax)
410 544 6943
The STraight FAX!
Oregon Research Associates
Bob Luneski
16200 S.W. Pacific Highway Suite 162
Tigard OR 97224 USA
503 624 2940 (fax)
503 620 4919
Diamond Back II/Diamond Edge/Knife ST/Ultimate Virus Killer/
DevPacST 3/DevPacTT/HiSoft BASIC 2/Lattice C 5.5/HiSoft C/
HighSpeed Pascal/FTL Modula-2/Tempus 2/WERCS/Harlekin 2/
True Paint/ProFlight
Paradigm Software Products
Mark T O'Bryan
1369 Concord Place Suite 3-B
Kalamazoo MI 49009-2201 USA
616 372 5972
Omni-Banker ST
Power Thought Software
Harlan Hugh
116 Sumach Street
Toronto ON M5A 3J9 Canada
416 594 9355 (fax)
416 594 9355
INVISION Elite (distr. by DMC)
SKWare One
Sterling K Webb
P.O. Box 277
Bunker Hill IL 62014 USA
618 462 2171 (evenings)
Soft-Logik Publishing
Deron Kazmaier, Mark Wetzel
P.O. Box 510589
St. Louis MO 63151-0589 USA
314 894 8608 or 800 892 8608
PageStream/ImageClub Clip Art/ImageClub Fonts/Business Forms
Sothan Software
Gene F Sothan
9395 North Wall
Portland OR 97203 USA
503 283 4566
IB Harddisk Backup and Restore/Autosort/Writeboot
Step Ahead Software, Inc.
Nevin Shalit
496-A Hudson Street Suite F39
New York City NY 10014 USA
718 858 4164
TrackerST/Tracker For Windows
Straight Edge Software
Frank Pawlowski
P.O. Box 6407
Nashua NH 03061 USA
603 672 8150
Strata Software
Eric Rosenquist
94 Rowe Drive
Kanata ON K2L 3Y9 Canada
613 591 1922 (fax)
613 591 1922
STalker & STeno (distr. by Gribnif)
John Buckner
731 North Clinton
Grand Ledge MI 48837 USA
517 627 6965
TeleView Tele/TeleView BBS/D.A.M.I./The Fisherman
Synergy Resources
Roger Richards
754 N. Bolten Avenue
Indianapolis IN 46219 USA
317 231 4158 (fax)
317 356 6946
GEMvelope!/SynthView DW-8000/SynthView K1
Taylor Ridge Books
Clayton Walnum
P.O. Box 78
Manchester CT 06045 USA
203 643 9673
C-manship Complete/ST Assembly Language Workshop/
GFA Basic Toolkit/VDI Quick Reference/AES Quick Reference/
TRB Shareware Companion
TEAM Software
Marshall Lake
P.O. Box 7332
Washington DC 20044-7332 USA
703 538 4598 (fax)
703 533 2132
A Day at the Races/A Day at the Races Companion/
3 Days at Gettysburg
Weinress Consulting
Norm Weinress
3236 Velma Drive
Los Angeles CA 90068 USA
213 876 7704
Wintertree Software Inc.
Phil Comeau
43 Rueter Street
Nepean ON K2J 3Z9 Canada
613 596 1575 (fax Attn)
613 825 6721
The GramSlam Grammar and Style Checker/Grammar Expert/
Spelling Sentry
Chet Walters
P.O. Box 45
Girard OH 44420 USA
216 539 5623
Image Cat/Mug Shot!/Coalesce Image Merger/Ma Hubbard's Cupboard/
Mug Shot Data
Xerox Corp
Robert L. White
101 Continental Blvd. M/S ESC1-257
El Segundo CA 90245 USA
310 333 3497
Printer Drivers For Xerox Printers
Zocra Technologies
Craig Buchanan
4-319 Mackay Street
Ottawa ON K1M 2B7 Canada
613 741 5817

:CREDIT:   93.10.02
Who has contributed to the FAQ?

If you've contributed to this FAQ but aren't mentioned here, tell me!

David Paschall-Zimbel ( compiled the bulk
 of the FAQ.
Steven Ourada ( is the current maintainer.

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Ben Gilbert
Edgar Greuter ( 
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John Hutchinson (
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Mark Leair (
John Langner
J.J. Lehett (
Jari Lehto
Sam Marshall (
Don Maple
Darryl May
Frederic Mora (
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John Townsend
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Roland Waldi

Hope you liked the FAQ. If you have comments,
suggestions, more material, etc., mail me at

Thanks to David Paschall-Zimbel	( for 
compiling most of this FAQ.

                        Steven Ourada
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                 -- The Police

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