Classic Computer Magazine Archive ANTIC VOL. 2, NO. 11 / FEBRUARY 1984


The New Product Listings are compiled and written by Caitlin Morgan, Editorial Assistant, ANTIC welcomes submissions of products and information for this part of the magazine.

VERVAN Software
1953 W. 11th St.
Upland, CA 91786
(714) 946-5805
16K - cassette

V-COS is a machine-language program that gives you more control over your computer's cassette operations, cassette baud rate, tape-leader length, screen background color, character-set color, and left and right margins. Simple keyboard commands verify cassette files and control the cassette's motor.

Epyx, Inc.
1043 Hiel Court
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
(408) 745-0700
16K - cartridge

When the urge to burn rubber becomes uncontrollable, a game of Pitstop might satisfy your craving. One to four players can experience the thrill of racing a Formula 1 car that comes complete with steering and speed controls. As the tires wear down and the gas supply dwindles, you must visit the pitstop. The tiny pit crew will get you back on the track in a flash. Decisions about when to stop and how fast to drive affect the outcome of this thrilling game of competition with the clock.

Royal Software
2160 W. 11th Ave.
Eugene, OR 94702
(503) 683-5361
48K - diskette

Created with both the novice and the sophisticated data-base user in mind, the foremost function of Super Mailer Plus is mailing list maintenance. While it is powerful enough for a small business, it is also flexible and user friendly.

IJG, Inc.
1953 W. 11th St.
Upland, CA 91786
(714) 946-5805

Carl Evans, well-known to ANTIC readers as the author of "Tape Topics" and "Tangle Angles," has written an introduction to Atari BASIC. This book is the result of his attempts to get the most out of his computer with the least programming effort.

Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.
P.O. Box 5964
15335 Morrison St.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91413

The company that created the famous series of Alfred Handy Guides has now added a number of computer-related titles to its list. This booklet offers practical, colorful lessons that will help you create graphics (including GTIA graphics), with either the 400 or the 800 computer.

RM 1000
Macrotronics, Inc.
1125 N. Golden State Blvd., Ste. G
Turlock, CA 95380
(209) 667-2888
Software, interface card and cables-$59.00

Ham radio operators and fans of the news/wire services will appreciate the RM 1000, a radio modem that sends and receives Morse Code and radioteletype signals. Multi-stage, commercial-quality demodulators are responsible for these feats, while the unit's unique, dual-bar tuning system brings in those signals load and clear.

Programmer's Institute
P.O. Box 3470
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(919) 967-0861
48K - diskette

Formerly known as The Color Accountant, this renamed and redisigned program manages three areas of personal finance; checking, budgeting and the scheduling of payments.

Morbius Software Co.
Box 1702
Vacaville, CA 95696
(707) 422-9591
48K - diskette

Designed for people with no tax experience, this complete program not only helps you prepare your annual tax forms, it also analyzes all entries and provides a printout of items that might be questioned by the IRS. TAX CONSULTANT is capable of printing and preparing twenty-five federal forms and tax schedules, all of which are included in the program.

(home security system)
Tomorrow Tech
Box 308
5465 Wm. FIynn Hwy.
Gibsonia, PA 15044
(412) 433-8360
24K - diskette

Now that your house is full of Christmas booty, are you afraid to leave it unattended? Compugard, a computerized home security system, can be your everwatchful eye. Offering closed-circuit, perimeter protection, it operates via the CPU of the Atari.

Blue Chip Software
19818 Ventura Blvd,, #204
WoodIand Hills, CA 91364
(213) 881-8288
48K - diskette

Although you probably don't have $10,000 to invest in the stock market, you can live out your investment fantasies by playing Millionaire. If you do have loads of cash, you can practice buying and selling stock, maintaining a portfolio, and acting on market influences. Ninety-one weeks of stock activity are covered in this high-powered game of high finance.

Continental Software
11223 So. Hindry Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90045
(213) 410-3977
48K - diskette

Last year, did the ides of April find you furiously racing to complete your income tax form before midnight? If so, The Tax Advantage may spur you past such bouts with procrastination. The packet contains the standard 1040 form and all common, related tax schedules. Not only does it explain these forms in plain English, but it also displays the 1040 form on your terminal screen and performs complex calculations, such as income averaging. Don't forget, Uncle Sam is waiting!

SubLogic Corp.
713 Edgebrook Dr.
Champaign, IL 61820
(800) 637-4983
48K _ diskette

No pilot's license is necessary for Flight Simulator II, a game that allows you to practice takeoffs and landings in a Piper 181 Cherokee Archer over 80 airports, in four areas of the U.S. Three-dimensional graphics, as well as changeable light and weather conditions, add to the game's realism. Dramamine is not included.

Sybex, Inc.
2344 Sixth St.
Berkeley, CA 94710
(800) 227-2346

We assume that anyone reading this magazine has conquered computer anxiety, but perhaps you have aloved one who is plagued by the malady. He, or she, is not alone, as is pointed out in Overcoming Computer Fear. Written by the president of the Computer Clarity Group, Inc., the book is very accessible, and it provides both practical information and inspiration.

(storage device)
203 Harrison Place
Brooklyn, NY 11237
(212) 821-7555

With the turn of four screws, the Wire Away can be mounted to the underside of your computer station, thus providing a safe place to stash loose wires. Four 18-gauge power cords (or 14 feet of excess wire) can be easily stored and concealed behind the unit's snap-on lid.

Synapse Software
5221 Central Ave., #200
Richmond, CA 94804
(415) 527-7751
32K - diskette & cassette

Tricasmium is the most life-giving mineral in the galaxy - at least to the inhabitants of the planet Jantor. However, an army of invading spelunkers, the Rigillians, is planning to poison the precious stuff. You must lead the Confederation against the dastardly foe, despite a lack of space vehicles. On top of this small drawback, Jantor's unbearable climate spawns a most unfriendly, mutoid life-form, which may give you a problem or two. After playing this game, you may never complain about rush-hour traffic again.

Return the favor. When you call a manufacturer or supplier about a product you've seen advertised or otherwise mentioned in ANTIC, please tell them so. This will help us to continue to bring you the latest information about products that will make your Atari computer an even more valuable investment in the future. - ANTIC ED.

Our apologies to Dovestar Creative Concepts, the makers of GRAPH-FIX. In our November 1983 issue, we printed the wrong phone number in their New Products announcement. The correct number is (409) 727-5978.