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ST Format issue 1 is dated August 1989 and cost £2.95

On the DiskEdit

2 pages (25-26)

  • Bloodwych (Game Demo) - (25)
  • GFA Basic - (25)
  • Stingray (Audio-Visual Demo) - (26)
  • Postmort (Bug tracker) - (26)
  • RAMDisk - (26)
  • Pentominoes (Game) - (26)

NewsEdit

News Headlines - 4 pages (7-10)

  • Monterio's Month; 'ST replacement' to challenge Archimedes; Amiga-beating ST by Christmas; Mega 1 out now; Oh no, another magazine - (7)
  • Taxing problems: Personal Tax Planner (Digita); Birdy's Song: Tweety Board (The Shack); Show's Off: No more Atari exhibitions from Database; Parsec is light years ahead; 812 Overture: 812 sound sampler (2-Bit) - (8)
  • Protexion racket: Protext V4.21 (Arnor); Accessory time: MultiDesk (ISM); ST's making faces at me: Fun Face (Cavendish) - (9)
  • Next Month; Blow me: Lakmeyer (Sinclare); Screen Test: Multigen (Digita); It;s bthe best: 1040 ST wins computer of the year; Set gets ready: Wordflair, Deskset II (Atari) - (10)

All the way from America - 1 page (22)

  • Fleetwood ST? Hotz Box demonstrated by Mick Fleetwood; Atari star at US show; Atari loses another boss: Vince Giamatteo; American developers look to other markets; I'm all right Jack

FeaturesEdit

Contents - 2 pages (4-5)

Story Time - 4 pages (13-16)

Sixteen years ago Atari were selling ping-pong machines, things have changed finds Richard Monteiro

Ghosts in the Machine - 4 pages (33-35,37)

Have you got haunted hardware? Professional supernatural investigator Mel Croucher discovered that machines have a will of their own. Here is his report.

Comms: Telephone Lines - 1 page (89)

This month sees the start of a series devoted to comms. The great communicator - the BLACK BARON himself - goes on line.

Tutorial: Down to Basics - 2 pages (90-91)

This month a new series begins on programming in BASIC and the series opens with an introduction to the GFA BASIC which you'll find sitting on your cover disk. Also on the cover are some demo programs to show you what GFA BASIC can do.

Satan, Bugs Bunny, and me... - 4 pages (93-96)

The Atari ST is ideal for music making. Steve Cogan talked to cyberpunk band Cassandra Complex about the high-tech approach to playing live.

Desktop - 2 pages (99-100)

This month Mark Higham sorts through tips on everything from Devpac to DIY, not forgetting the obligatory STOS tips.

ST Format Letters - 3 pages (105-107)

Several letters on the poor quality port of Menace (The rights and wrongs of poor software).

PreviewsEdit

Coming Soon - 1 page (85)

ReviewsEdit

SoftwareEdit

Games

Gra=Graphics, Sou=Soundtrack, Sho=Short Term Interest, Lon=Long Term Interest, Ove=Overall

Game Title Publisher Reviewer Pgs Pg No(s) Gra Sou Sho Lon Ove (%)
Phobia Image Works Mark Higham 1 54 7 2 6 5 65
Kult Exxos Gary Barrett 1 56 7 5 7 6 73
Bloodwych Image Works Dave Packer 2 58-59 7 ? 9 9 95
King of Chicago, The Mirrorsoft Mark Higham 1 61 8 2 3 6 61
Licence to Kill Domark Gary Barrett 1 64 7 6 8 6 76
Garfield: Winter's Tail The Edge Mark Higham 1 67 6 3 7 5 70
Let Sleeping Gods Lie Entertainment International Gary Barrett 1 69 6 5 7 6 72
Astaroth Hewson Gary Barrett 1 72 7.5 7 7.5 6.5 72
Waterloo PSS / Mirrorsoft Mark Higham 1.33 74-75 8 n/a 7 9 91
Skyfox II Electronic Arts Dave Packer 0.66 74-75 6 2 7 2 58
Red Lightning SSI Gary Barrett 1 77 6 1 5 7 64
Navy Moves Dinamic Mark Higham 1 78 6 2 6 4 69

PD

Public Speaking - 2 pages (44,46)

There's a lot of software that'll only cost you the price of a disk - the legendary 'public domain'. But is it any good? Stuart Anderton investigates in his monthly column
  • The Holy Bible - ****
  • STuffed Issue 2 - ***
  • Softville PD Comms 7 - ****
  • The Snowman Demo - *****
  • Ace Invaders - ***
  • Utilities Disk GD255 - **

Other

C Change: C Interpreter by Hisoft - 1 page (29)

C is one of the most popular languages, but its awkward to use. Hisoft interpreted C promises to make life easier for Dave Packer.

STOS Compiler by Mandarin Software - 1 page (40)

STOS let you write games easily from BASIC, now STOS compiler promises speed as well. Jerry Glenwright gets out his stopwatch.

Master Sound by Software Horizons - 2 pages (49-50)

Samplers have made lots of noise at a hefty price. Master Sound breaks the rules at £35. Mark Higham follows the beat.

HardwareEdit

One Up: Mega ST 1 - 1 page (20)

Mark Higham reviews Atari's most recent addition to the ST stable, the 1040 in a Mega ST's casing.

TipsEdit

Game Busters - 2 pages (81,83)

Other CreditsEdit

Art Editor

Gordon Druce

Games Editor

Mark Higham

Production Editor

Stuart Anderton

Disk Editor

Gary Barrett

Design Assistant

Kevin Hibbert

Publisher

Greg Ingham

Contributors

Mel Croucher, Jerry Glenwright, Dave Packer, Steve Cogan

Issue IndexEdit

ST Format Index
Date Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1989               ST Format Issue 1
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