ST New Products
IT'S MAC TONIGHT
Use Macintosh software on your ST with help from Data Pacific's long-awaited three-program package, Magic Sac Professional. Magic Sac Plus is what lets your ST run Mac software; Translator One lets your ST drives read and write to Mac disks and convert between ST, Mac and IBM PC formats. The Magic Epson Printer driver lets you print with all Epson and Epson-compatible 9-pin and 24-pin printers.
$449.95. Data Pacific, Inc., 609 E. Speer Blvd., Denver, CO 80203. (303) 733-8158. FINAL.
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PRINT IN UNISON
Create customized signs, banners, stationery, calendars and greeting cards with the flexible PrintMaster Plus. Each design option-text, graphics and layout- can be addressed repeatedly, in any order, before the final printout. You can also preview your work at each step of the design process. You'll have over 100 graphics to choose from, and over 280 more are readily available. PrintMaster Plus has a built-in graphics editor and 10 fonts-all but two of which allow upper and lowercase lettering.
$39.95. Unison World, 2150 Shattuck Avenue, Suite 902, Berkeley, CA 94704. (415) 848-6670. FINAL.
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HASTA BE A TWIST
Pinball Wizard, an action-oriented pinball simulation and building set, takes full advantages of the ST's color and sound capabilities and features detailed graphics, lights and sounds that give you the feel of playing actual pinball. This one-to-four-player game has four different simulations, complete with backboard, flippers, tilt sensors, etc. Difficulty levels can be adjusted for each table. The parts and paint menu contains targets, flippers, bumpers, spinners and discs, and you can install a stroboscope, which makes the ball disappear intermittently.
$34.95. Accolade, 20813 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino, CA 95014. (408) 446-5757. PRESS.
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CACHE ON HAND
The Discache hard and floppy disk-caching system stores frequently accessed sectors in RAM so you can access them more quickly. Flexible and easy to use, the GEM-based Discache caches single-sector and multiple-sector reads. It runs on any ST, including the Mega.
$34.95. Amgem, Inc., P.O. Box 1338, Bethesda, MD 20817. (301) 762-8870. PRESS.
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The Marvin Transientenrekorder is a digital oscilloscope that gives you 15 channels, 20 milliseconds per 8-bit sample with one channel, complete GEM interface, 20 mHz bandwidth, 277L and analog inputs, and the capacity for 16,000 samples per channel.
Marvin AG, Fries-Str. 23, 8050 Zurich, Switzerland. 01/302 2113. PRESS.
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Terrorpods features a Nationality Selection Screen-enabling you to play this strategy-arcade game in one of several languages, including American English and British English. The fully scrolling 3-D playfield will keep you on your toes as you head toward the asteroid Colian to discover the secret of the Empire's ultimate fighting machine-the Terrorpod.
About $44. Psygnosis, Ltd. U.S. Distribution: Computer Software Services, 2150 Executive Drive, Addison, IL 60101. (312) 620-4444. PRESS.
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In The Sentry, a dynamic environment of some 10,000 unique landscapes and the press of time conspire to make your life miserable. You, as a lone robot, fight the Sentry and her Landgazers while you attempt a coup d'etat-which will never come off if you're not careful to avoid her energy-absorbing stares. The Sentry comes with an illustrated booklet, a key guide and a pin-on button.
$44.95. Firebird, 71 N. Franklin Turnpike, Waldwick, NJ 07463. (201) 444-5700. PRESS.
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Play the slots, keno, blackjack and a draw poker machine in Video Vegas. They look, feel and play like their Las Vegas counterparts, and blackjack includes a card counting feature.
$34.95. Baudville, 5380 52nd Street, Grand Rapids, Ml 49508. (616) 957-3036. PRESS.
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ST Sprite Factory consists of four programs: the arcade game programming utility for sprite-based games that can have more than 500 screens; a game mapmaking program; a joystick program that lets you create a sequence of movement, frame by frame; and a demonstration of fine and coarse scrolling. OSS Pascal source code is included for the first three programs, and a collision detection tutorial is included as well.
$39.95. Future Software Systems, 21125 Chatsworth Street, Chatsworth, CA 91311. (818) 341-8681. FINAL.
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MU-Script I, a slightly scaled-down version of MU-Script II, has a 16-track sequencer, MIDI event editor and multi-staff notation. Quantizing, autopunching and individual event editing are all at your disposal, and individual tracks can be as-signed to any MIDI channel and scaled to any of 16 volume levels for multi-synthesizer or multi-tymbral setups. A single track can be split into treble and bass tracks.
$99.95. Quiet Lion, P.O. Box 219, Sun Valley, CA 91353. (818) 765-6224. PRESS.
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SIX FROM TDC
TDC Distributors have released the following games for the ST: Aliants: The Desperate Battle for Earth, Stock Market, Time Blast, KnickerBockers, Liberator and Mouse Trap. All games cost between $14.95 and $29.95.
TDC Distributors, Inc., 3331 Bartlett Blvd., Orlando, FL 32811. (800) 289-8900, (305) 423-1987 in Florida. PRESS.
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The superbly animated Dark Castle features more then 70 digitized sound effects, including a hair-raising organ solo and the screams of the Black Knight's prisoners. On your quest to find the Black Knight and clean his clocks, you must fight your way through 14 increasingly difficult rooms. Standing in your way are plague-infested rats, vicious bats and a fire-breathing dragon, not to mention the dungeon s torturer and a diabolical wizard.
$39.95. Three Sixty Inc., 2105 5. Bascom Avenue, Suite 290, Campbell, CA 95008. (408) 879-9144. PRESS.
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This mouse-driven quiz and tutorial program has the "plus" of displaying DEGAS-format graphics during the quiz or tutorial. QuizPlus is designed for the educator who uses the ST for student instruction. A few simple QuizPlus commands turn a quiz into a colorful educational experience.
$29. Mad Scientist Software, 2063 North 820 West, Pleasant Grove, UT 84062. (801) 785-3028. PRESS.
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TAKE IT ALL OFF
Now there are two more female Data Disks for Strip Poker by Artworx. Disk 4 features Dawn and Crystal, and Disk 5 has Cynthia and Janice. Each disk was done by a different artist, providing variety in appearance, personality and style of play. These disks require the Strip Poker master disk.
$19.95 each. Artworx Software Company, Inc., 1844 Penfield Road, Penfield, NY 14526. (716) 385-6120; (800) 828-6573. PRESS.
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ARM+C and ARM+D are detailed city and dungeon maps for Alternate Reality. (Antic review 11/87.) ARM+C ($4.95) points out every guild, bank, casino, dungeon, secret wall, etc. Also included is a list of 52 potions,.a two-year calendar and a journal log sheet. ARM + D ($5.95) shows all four levels of the dungeon and includes a journal log sheet, as well as hints on game play The maps cost $10 together.
Mars Merchandising, 15W 615 Diversey, Elmhurst, IL 60126. (312) 530-0988. PRESS.
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Memocom's Universal Cross-Development Kit includes a table-driven cross-assembler, source/text editor, communications software and MEMULATOR II in-circuit EPROM emulator. The cross-assembler includes tables and sample source programs for 20 different microprocessors. You can create; edit and assemble source programs for almost any 4-, 8-or 16-bit microprocessor or microcontroller.
$575. Memocom, 1920 Arbor Creek Drive, Carrollton, TX 75010. (214) 446-9906. PRESS.
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CATALOGGER & LOCATOR
Coin and stamp enthusiasts can use The Catalogger to find any item in their collections, and The Locator lets them find items in whatever type of collection or context they set up. Both programs feature powerful search, sort and update routines, file boxes, pull-down menus and built-in help screens. The programs' multikey search quickly finds any item in a database of up to 1,500 items. Also included is a mini-spreadsheet.
$17.50 each. Rascom, 22128 Newkirk Avenue, Carson, CA 90745. PRESS.
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This nutritional analysis program was written by two M.D.'s. Diet's features include weight loss and daily caloric requirements, exercise caloric expenditures, an expendable GEM-based menu planner and calorie counter, ideal diet and body weight recommendations and complete documentation. Co-developed by Ron Schaefer, author of BASIC Alert (Antic, March 1987).
$25. Schaefer Supergraphics, 1201 Wilder Avenue #1801, Honolulu, HI 96822. (808) 523-3353. PRESS.
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Life as we know it would lose considerable charm without polyester. That's why there's Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards, Sierra's 3-D animated adventure game. Gamble, drink yourself silly and indulge in a ridiculous amount of "adult fun." The game's 50 fully-animated scenes offer slot machines and blackjack-which are just like their Las Vegas counterparts-as well as full facial views and expressions (which demonstrate the importance of just the right kind of pickup lines).
$39.95. Sierra On-Line, Inc., P.O. Box 485, Coarsegold, CA 93614. (209) 683-6858. FINAL.
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New ST product notices are compiled from information provided by the products' manufacturers. Antic assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of these notices or the performance of the product. Each mention is followed by a code word indicating that, at press time, Antic had seen a FINAL marketable version, near-final BETA, earlier ALPHA, incomplete DEMO, or PRESS release.