Classic Computer Magazine Archive START VOL. 5 NO. 1 / AUGUST 1990

Products Update

New Games

Dragon's Lair, the revolutionary laser-disk arcade game, is now available for your ST as a multidisk animated adventure from ReadySoft. You control Dirk the Daring, a knight on a quest to rescue Princess Daphne from the dragon. Your journey takes you through quality cartoon animation and down into the perilous dragon's lair. Dragon's Lair, $59.95 (US); $69.95 (Canada). ReadySoft, 30 Wertheim Court, Unit 2, Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada L4B 1B9, 416/731-4175.

Lucasfilm announces the release of its first fantasy adventure, Loom. Set in the age of Great Guilds, you take on the role of Bobbin, a young member of the mysterious Guild of Weavers. One night you find yourself suddenly alone in your village--the Elders have mysteriously disappeared. All you can do is search for clues. Stunning 3D graphics (drawn by award-winning fantasy artist Mark Ferrari), and panoramic scrolling promise to give Loom a distinctly cinematic look and realistic feel. Loom, $59.95. Lucasfilm Games, P.O. Box 2009, San Rafael, CA 94912, 415/662-1966.

Ultima VI: The False Prophet is the latest in Origin Systems' popular fantasy adventure series. Ultima VI weaves a tale of fantasy in which the citizens of legendary Britannia face the inexplicable hatred of the Gargoyle race. The story culminates in a lesson in ethics. Ultima VI: The False Prophet, call Origin for price. Origin Systems, 110 Wild Basin Road, Suite 330, Austin, TX 78746, 512/328-0282.


The Portable Portfolio

With new owners of Atari's Portfolio in mind, Abacus has published The Complete Guide to the Portfolio. The Guide walks you through the Portfolio's operating system and features, such as the calculator, worksheet, text editor, diary and address book. With a software and hardware overview as well as tips on memory management, this manual should never be far from the machine. The Complete Guide to the Portfolio, $17.95. Abacus, 5370 52nd St., SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512, 616/698-0330.

Desktop Publishing Guide

The Complete Guide to Desktop Publishing on the ST is 300 pages of reviews and tips on how to use the major desktop publishing packages for the ST. The Guide includes a comprehensive listing of all products mentioned. A disk containing sample fonts and design ideas will be bundled with the book. The Complete Guide to Desktop Publishing With the Atari, $24.95. Midsouth Marketing, 203 East Main St., Union, SC 29379, 803/427-2098.

LAN For The ST

Lantech is now shipping its local area network for the ST. Through a cartridge port interface the Lantech LAN transfers data at speeds close to that of hard disk drives. On the Lantech LAN, every computer is a potential server--every hard disk partition, RAM disk partition, parallel printer and floppy disk can be configured for access by any other computer on the LAN. The Lantech LAN setup kit includes the manual, a configuration disk and two LT101 Lantech LAN cartridge interfaces. Lantech LAN Setup Kit, $375.95. Additional LT101 cartridges, $179.95. Lantech Systems, P.O. Box R, Billerica, MA 01821, 508/667-9191.

If you have a new product for the ST, we'd like to hear from you. Please send press releases and product photos to Products Update, START Magazine, 544 Second Street, San Francisco, CA 94107