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Disk Maggie 24 by Reservoir Gods [web] & Maggie Team

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                        Da Dum! Da Dum! Da Da Da DAAAHH!

                             (20TH CENTURY MAGGIE)

Thank  heavens  for gravity,  for if it weren't there,  then surely that  hugely 
oversized logo would be plummeting to its, and our, doom?

Anyway,  you are now reading the Atari show special edition,  brought to you at, 
errm,  the  Autumn Atari Shows..  It has been a little while since we were away, 
but now,  we're pleased to be back, and there have been one or two changes since 
the last time we were here as well..

 New Falcon Maggie shell..

Lucky  readers of this issue will be able to see for themselves,  the first part 
of the Falcon shell upgrade is ready,  and with end results that will please the 
eye.. There is still more to come, including quite a bit that wasn't finished in 
time..  For  a  basic  textual navigation guide,  read on,  there have been some 
changes from the old style shell..

The  menus,  and  the  point  and click system to  accessing  textfiles  remains 
unchanged,  albeit  the menus are rather more stylish looking..  Within the text 
displayer,  'move'  up and down the text with the cursor keys,  press 'space' to 
see a picture,  where applicable,  and then press 'escape' to leave an article.. 
There  is  no status screen where you can turn the music on or off,  change  the 
fonts etc..  This has not yet been done..  The rest of it is fairly simple,  and 
can  be figured out..  There is a bit more information in the main issue itself, 
but not a lot more..

 I'm online!

It  finally  happened,  I  got the modem just in time for the  last  issue,  and 
finally  got  around  to doing something with it..  More about  email  addresses 
and stuff inside..

 Future Publishing - Futile Publishing!

A  little bit of information via Ed Cleveland and the pages of Computer  Shopper 
Magazine..  Long  suffering  veterans of the Atari scene may recognise  what  is 
happening here?

Amiga magazines, until recently quite plentiful (in the UK) have been going down 
like  things that are subject to nasty infectious diseases..  Amiga Review  (any 
relation to ST Review?) did not go quietly, and went out with a rant directed at 
the  mainstream glossies,  claiming 'guerilla marketing' by them was forcing the 
independent  magazines out of business..  The list of suspects on the 'glossies' 
side contracts narrowly down to....  Amiga Format,  which is the sister title of 
the  year-dead ST Format..  A look at Amiga Format in its current state  reviews 
and  we  see,  yes,  a  reduced page count,  increased cover price,  and reducing 

The  conclusion is that Future Publishing are seeking to squeeze the last  drops 
of  cash out of the minority computer market,  first it was our turn,  now it is 

 Belated thanks..

Thanks to New Beat Design for their brain blasting Falcon intro,  and to Tat for 
his efforts on the ST intro.. Cheers guys, you're worth it!!

 Late Breaking News!!
I love late breaking news, now take this great bloke from Poland for instance..

Hello Richard! :))

Yesterday somebody told me that Maggie #24 is available, but I can't
find it anywhere! Could you give me an URL or ftp address? I will be
very grateful...

About Amok demo - it's released in 98%. I already got it, but I can't
spread it around. Gfx maker from Confusions didn't enjoy a few little
gfx in Amok and it will be fixed soon... You must be patient! I can only
say that it's brainblasting stuff :))

Did you heard about Shadows problems? Everything seems that
it's a dead team... But don't worry Felice! I created a new ST/Falcon
demo team! yes!

Here is the unofficial member-status:

Spider - Code (Falcon)
Modred - Code (ST)
Sector - (an old Shadows gfx member!)
Grey - (WHQ, swapper)

So don't worry! In plans we have two intros: one for ST (we have some
things already done) and one for Falcon (about two effects up to now).

Okay, that's all for today....

c ya another time!

Grey/-under construction-
     (we haven't a name yet!)


                   Maggie 24 release date 18th October 1997..


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