Classic Computer Magazine Archive ANTIC VOL. 6, NO. 5 / SEPTEMBER 1987

New Products

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

(operating system)
Synergy Concepts
1404 Brewerton Drive #354
Sacramento, CA 95883
$49.95, Atari XL/XE

The resident Executive Program of the menu-driven Expander operating system gives you control of memory upgrades up to 512K. You can control BASIC through [RESET] or the keyboard, configure and control multiple RAM drives, boot any RAM drive as drive 1, boot any drive(up to drive 5), or break from any program and re-boot. A built-in mini-DOS and more than 35 user-controllable conditions and functions are also on tap.

(sports software)
Software Exchange
P.O. Box 5382
West Bloomfield, MI 48033
(313) 626-7208
$49.95, 48K disk

Pick the winners of NBA basketball games using information from the sports section in your local newspaper. Five minutes is all it takes to enter the necessary information for the statistical analysis that predicts the winner, point spread and total points for each game. The information can also be printed.

(entertaiment software)
Syncro, Inc.
2050 Garber Road, Suite 3A
Winchester, VA 22601
(703) 662-0261
$29.95, 48K disk

Capture your enemies' flags, demolish their tanks, destroy their base depots, cut supply lines and strand their tanks in Tanksalot. Events are realistically resolved, based on tank class factors. Play is based on your ability and strategy. You'll be given enough easily understood data to make a combat judgment for each play phase. Includes a full-color battlefield map.

(text adventure games)
Infocom Inc.
125 CambridgePark Drive
Cambridge, MA 02140
(617) 492-6000
$34.95 each, 48K disk

If you're a Stephen King or H.P. Lovecraft fan, you'll feel right at home with Lurking Horror, Infocom's first interactive horror story. You'll enter a world more terrifying than your worst nightmares when you enroll at the George Underwood Edwards Institute of Technology (Gooey Tech). You'll hear about the decrepit underground tunnels, and you'll vow to avoid them-- but one night in a blizzard you'll have no choice. In a less frightening vein, Planetfall author Steve Meretzky's unforgettable robot Floyd returns. As a member of the Stellar Patrol, your heroics in Planetfall got you promoted from Ensign Seventh Class to Lieutenant First Class--on the paperwork task force, which is about as interesting as it sounds. You've been given the challenging task of picking up a supply of forms from a nearby space station--sounds dull, until you meet up with Floyd. This becomes no routine mission.

(text adventure game)
Robico Software
3 Fairland Close
Llantrisant, Mid Glamorgan
CF7 8QH, Great Britain
(0443) 227354
About $24, 48K disk

This British text adventure game has 230 locations, 70K of text and a sentence interpreter. It's the first part of the Rick Hanson trilogy. The other two games are Project Thesius and Myorem.

(radio communications)
Wald-Easterday Associates Inc.
PO. Box 16165
Columbus, OH 43216
(614) 299-1123

The HF-Link line of hardware and software products let amateur radio operators control the popular Yaesu FT-980 and FT-757GX HF transceivers with Atari 8-bit computers and a joystick. Features include accurate onscreen graphic displays of the transceiver's operational status, scanning memory channels at user-determined rates, producing and rapidly updating station logs, and storing unlimited log and memory channel data files on disk.

(wargame software)
Strategic Simulations Inc.
1046 North Rengstorff Avenue
Mountain View, CA 94043
(415) 964-1353
$49.95, 48K disk

SSI's new Civil War simulation uses a refined version of the game system from Gettysburg: The Turning Point. All units are now brigade-sized and can be divided into demi-brigades and then built up. Command Control can be changed by the players, and turns now represent two hours instead of one. The entire two-day battle of september 1863 is re-created in 13 turns. The larger strategic display now shows the battlefield in 40 X 20 squares, while the tactical display lets players zoom in for a more detailed view.

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