About "Atari Phile"
A british online magazin, similar to the Atari Times.
Issue #2 (complete)
- Kev Beardsworth listens to Pink Floyd.
"I think I'm right in saying that the first thing people do when
connecting a CD ROM drive to their Atari is play an Audio CD..."
E-Copy - Colin
Fisher-McAllum tries the new disk copier from System Solutions.
"Strangely enough, E-Copy is a disk copying utility. It can run as a
program or accessory and the manual says its multi-tasking friendly,
but more of this later..."
- Kevin Beardsworth tests this CD-ROM driver
"Anodyne Software, realising there was a nasty gap in the market
developed ExtenDOS, soon to be transformed into ExtenDOS Pro."
Hewlett Packard DJ600. -
Adam Foster buys a printer.
"After using a knackered old Star LC-10 for several years with my ST, I was looking forwards to getting a new printer."
See - Joe Connor introduces us to one of his InterActive
"It's tempting to describe Look'n See as a file viewer because it can
recognise and display dozens of image, text, sample and other file
formats. After a quick play it's clear Look'n See is a seriously
powerful application which defies pigeon holing as a mere file
Utilities - Kevin Beardsworth looks at some special MagiC
"Let's face it, brilliant though MagiC undoubtedly is, it's rather
lacking when it comes to customising, giving it that look and feel
unique to your system."
Sky-Fall - Chris Smith
and Colin Fisher-McAllum play with the new game from Reservoir Gods.
"A Tetris/Columns clone maybe, but there is so much game play here that
it is a must for all Falcon owners who enjoy an occasionally game."
Accessories - Colin Fisher-McAllum introduces this new regular
"To get the ball rolling I have chosen to chat about 'NameNet Access'
An intro to
NameNet - Roger Derry tells us why he wrote NameNet.
"I had just been told that I was to be made redundant. Rather than sit
and lick my wounds, I sat down and started programming..."
'96 - Richard Felice of the Maggie team goes to Germany.
"For some months now, we had been eagerly anticipating the trip over to Germany for Symposium '96, which had
replaced the Fried Bits and other parties that were normally held around this time."
Questions, Hints & Tips
Glossary of Abbreviations
FFF Info FFF Membership Form Issue #3 - Contents:
Desktops - In this, the
first joint ap/Atari Computing feature article, Kev
Beardsworth and Joe Connor take a close look at the most popular
replacement desktops. "Unlike some system enhancements it’s
easy to replace the Desktop." As an AtariPhile extra, Domhnall
Dods and Colin Fisher-McAllum join Joe and Kev to give there personal
comments. This section is not in Atari Computing.
Multitasking - Martyn Tidd
takes an in-depth look at multitasking on the Atari.
"It’s a bit like a hard drive, once you have it you wonder how you
ever managed to do without it."
Videlity - Colin
Fisher-McAllum takes a pre release look at the new screen enhancer
for the Falcon from Black Scorpion Software.
"Those of you who have seen APEX Media will know that nobody can
squeeze and tease the best performance from the Falcon chips like the
boys from Black Scorpion Software."
There is a sneak pre-preview of APEX Alpha on this page too!
Atari CD Master/Infopedia
- Kev Beardsworth boosts his knowledge using this new package from
"Encyclopedia\’s on Cd Rom are very popular on
the PC but for Atari\’s there are - as far as I know - none."
Papyrus 4 - Domhnall Dods
looks at the what’s changes since Papyrus 3.
"Papyrus 4 has to be one of the most eagerly awaited upgrades on the
Atari scene since MagiC 4."
Destruction Imminent - Ken Clayton plays
Destruction Immenient and lives!
"The creatures themselves come in the guises of Spiders, Bats, Zombies, and Rock
monsters that look like gingerbread men."
Positive Image - part 2 -
Colin Fisher-McAllum concludes his look at this excellent
image processing/retouching package from Floppyshop.
"All in all, Positive Image is a very powerful tool that anyone who
needs to process and touch up images [or those who just like to
play with images] would be delighted to use."
SyQuest EZFlyer 230 - Domhnall
Dods makes a ’flying’ visit to Colin‘s home.
"The SyQuest EZFlyer 230 is in shape, size and looks, very like the Iomega Zip, but a
little sturdier in construction."
POV Raytracing - Adam
Foster continues his of POV raytracing tutorials
"In this tutorial, I will demonstrate
the basics of a very powerful part of POV-Ray, the Construtive Solid
Geometry (CSG), and how to use the supplied textures and colours."
Artificial Intelligence -
Mark Wherry asks the question - Will AI ever surpass our own?
"The term artificial intelligence was coined in 1956 by
John McCarthy of MIT. He defined it as "the science of making
computers do things which if done by men would require
Alasdair Goold, chairman of Scotland’s TOS/Atari Group - STAG, takes
his place on the roll of honour of those asked to discuss their
favourite accessories. Kobold and Freedom
"My approach in this article is not to attempt to give a tutorial, or
even an in-depth review, but to explain why and how I use them, and
how they increase my productivity."
Scoring on Cubase - Keith
Turner-Cairns brings us up to scratch on scoring.
"Producing scores is really a state of mind! Ok, there are some
rules, but the purpose of the score is to get a player to play
what you want."
Music in MIDI - David
J. Williams starts a new series of articles to help you to get the
best Music In MIDI.
"I hope to show you over the next few issues of AtariPhile how to write
in your own songs using the knowledge of written music and it’s rules
that you will acquire here."
Frontier Elite Pilots
Course - Robert Coare gives us some hints and tips on getting
the best from Frontier Elite II.
"I am your chief instructor Lieutenant Robert Coare and I will be
guiding you through all aspects of life in todays galaxy."
And there’s more...
NewsPhile - Latest Atari related news items
MidiPhile - The new regular MIDI page from Owen Philp
OnlinePhile - Comms news with Jonathan Nott
AdsPhile - Classified Advertisements
CreditPhile - List of Contributors
X-Phile - The truth is in here...