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P.O. Box 7286
Mountain View, CA 94043
Music Studio allows any level of musician to create compositions
which can be channeled into an electronic keyboard for maximum audio performance.
Musical instruments, sound effects and lyrics can be edited into simple
or elaborate musical passages. Also included is a library of compositions
and a "music paintbox" for experimenting with notes and instruments.
RACING DESTRUCTION SET
1820 Gateway Drive
San Mateo, CA 94404
$32.95, 48K disk
With Racing Destruction Set, two players can compete against
each other on auto race tracks and in racing cars of their own design.
The game comes with nine types of vehicles and an array of famous race
tracks already built in. This "construction set" entertainment software
features true split screen scrolling.
QUIZMASTER CONSTRUCTION SET
2850 Enea Way
Antioch, CA 94509
$11.50, 48K disk
Quizmaster software assists those who wish to construct quiz
games or study aids that are both entertaining and practical. Pokey Piano
Player routines on the entry screen and colorful graphics throughout enliven
the program, which can be geared to any age, skill level, or special interest.
Once data is entered, questions are asked in random order. Possible applications
range from trivia games to preparation for a real estate exam. Complete
instructions are included with the set.
1058 Marigold Court
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
TOP-DOS 1.5+ ($39.95) is the newest version of the popular TOP-DOS
disk operating software. It is designed to handle all Atari 8-bit computers,
even those with large memory RAMboards. Improvements include BASIC enable/disable
for XEs, DOS 2.5 file access, better warp speed and group autorun control.
To go with it are three new AXLON-style ramboards in 256K ($149), 512K
($199) and I megabyte ($349).
6415 S.W. Canyon Court, Suite 10
Portland, OR 97221
The Proteus parallel two-port buffer features "flexible capacity
buffering," which means that at any time, each output port is allocated
maximum available memory. Both buffers and a data switch controlled manually
or with software are economically contained in a single box. In a typical
application, both printers connected to a microcomputer via Proteus
can be printing at the same time, immediately freeing the computer's memory.
800XL COMPUTERFACTS MANUAL
Howard W. Sams & Co.
4300 W 62 Street
Indianapolis, IN 46268
joining the Sams service manuals for the Atari 400 and 800 computers
is a new 800XL Computerfacts Manual. Upcoming manuals are to cover
the 130XE and the 520ST. The collection provides tips on troubleshooting,
replacement part lists, and semiconductor cross-references. Computerfacts
manuals contain standard-notation schematics created by a CAD system and
reproductions of actual waveform photos taken from test equipment.
125 Cambridge Park Drive
Cambridge, MA 02140
$39.95, 48K disk
It's dog-eat-dog in this multi-player game of deduction, strategy and
chance, in which you are an "unbearably cool canine" roaming the city of
Fooblitzky. At the start of this animated romp, you and the other players
secretly select one item from the stores of Fooblitzky. Moving on sidewalk
squares at the roll of electronic dice, you spend your allowance of "foobles"
as you try to deduce and acquire the four secretly-chosen items. Foobiltzky
offers one to two hours play, requiring creative strategy and ruthless
determination to outsmart your fellow players.
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