Classic Computer Magazine Archive ANTIC VOL. 5, NO. 1 / MAY 1986

new products

New Products notices are compiled by the Antic staff from information provided by the products' manufacturer. Antic welcomes such submissions, but assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of these notices or the performance of the products listed.

(graphics software)
Red Rat Software Ltd.
11 Fennel Street
Machester M4 3DU
061-835 1055
$26 (approx.), 48K

A screen for a canvas, an electronic brush, and all of the colors Van Gogh ever wanted--an 8-bit palette of 256 colors at the same time. 128 filters can be used to mix "new" colors to give over 8 million variations and extend the Atari's graphics to new horizons. Dumps to Epson-compatible printers. Available on disk or cassette. Contact manufacturer for latest $US price.


(design software)
Elfin Magic Co,
23 Brook Place
East Islip, NY 11730
(516) 581-7657
48K disk

Super 3-D Plotter ($39.95) is a color display package that draws and animates full-screen, high-resolution color "wire frame" three-dimensional objects in real time at a rate of three to six screens per second. Through a set of natural algorithms, the need for the conventional math (sines, cosines, etc.) is eliminated from the 3-D process. Dumps 640 x 324 resolution graphics to any dot matrix graphics printer. Circuit Database II ($12.95) is a joystick-operated, electronic schematic drawing program that allows easy design, editing and disk storage of circuit diagrams using re-defined characters for circuit elements. Prints out on dotmatrix vertical printhead printers.

C.Itoh D10-40
(daisywheel printer)
C.Itoh Digital Products
19750 S. Vermont, Suite 220
Torrvance, CA 90502
(800) 423-0300

This 136-column, Diablo 630-compatible daisywheel printer with a speed of 40 characters per second is claimed to be substantially quieter than previous models. Atari-compatible 8-bit parallel and RS-232 serial interfaces, 8K data buffer.

(interactive software)
125 Cambridge park Drive
Cambridge, MA 02140
(617) 492-6000
$39.95, 48K disk

If you want to hang around the circus, you've got to learn how to play the game. Get behind the glittery facade of the circus tent to find a mysterious underworld where curruption takes center stage in the latest all-text interactive mystery adventure game from ever-dependable Infocom.


TK Computer Products
P.O. Box 9617
Downer's Grove, IL 60515
(800) 422-4912
$39.95, 48K disk

Revised version of this statistical baseball game includes 64 major league teams with full 25-man rosters. Owners of the old version may send in their old disk and $15 for an update. Joystick is recommended.

Softech Group, Inc.
P.O. Box 582
Keego Harbor, Michigan 48033
(313) 851-4925
$29.95, 24K disk

Create titles, credits, birthday messages, colored screens and leaders on your video tapes with your VCR, Atari and this program. No camera or character generator is necessary.

(educational game)
Royer Associates
206 Santa Margarita Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025
(415) 326-8079
$21.95, 48K disk

Everybody chooses their own level of difficulty, so Mom or Dad can play with the kids and still find this educational word game challenging. Your joystick controls a hopping rabbit that assembles words from letters placed randomly around the screen.

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