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Has Atari gone over
you interested to learn the past, present and future
of Atari - you need to read the February 2002 issue
of EDGE magazine. The February issue includes a sixteen
page feature on Atari and its new owners, Infogrames.
The Atari Special Edition
of EDGE magazine is published in the UK by Future Publishing
and can be purchased from most UK newsagents for £3.80.
For further details, check out the magazine's web site
MyMail 1.54 released
For all you MyMail fans,
you'll be pleased to hear that Erik Hall has recently
released an updated version of his popular GEM e-mail
MyMail 1.54 supports
a host of features including BubbleGEM and OLGA support,
MultiTOS drag'n'drop, UUENCODE and MIME encoding/decoding;
Built-in e-mail editor/viewer; Address book and Text
and HTML export. Not only that, MyMail is clever enough
to decode e-mails sent from Windoze users in Outlook
For those of you who
are yet to experience MyMail, the latest version can
be downloaded from http://www2.tripnet.se/~erikhall/programs/mymail.html.
Atari consoles going
cheap ... well, cheapish!
Last month, MyAtari reported that the retail
stores GAME and Electronics Boutique were selling Atari
Jaguar and Lynx consoles at ridiculously low prices.
By coincidence, our leading story this month is an interview
with Ben Grant, the UK Products Manager for EB Stores
Group Ltd. In the interview, Ben is quoted as saying
"being priced at £9.99 the consoles are definitely
an impulse purchase, with some customers purchasing
a PS2, a Jaguar and also a Lynx at the same time!".
However, it appears that
since interviewing Ben (early Jan 2002), both GAME and
EB have raised their prices to £29.99. Sorry everyone!
However, at this prices they are still a steal ;-)
For the latest prices,
visit either www.game.uk.com or www.eb.uk.com.
STeem 2.1 released
With ST users slowly migrating
to alternative platforms such as MS Windows (whether
we like it or not), Atari emulators have never been
more popular. After two years of development, STeem
- arguably one of the best Atari STE emulators - has
just received a major update (2.1).
The latest update sees
a number of improvements both in its functionality (new
dialog boxes) and compatibility (one or two bugs have
been ironed out). If you've ever wanted to run ST software
on your PC, you need STeem.
To download the latest
version, visit http://steem.atari.org.
Hybrid Arts source
Tim Conrardy (resident MyAtari MIDI buff) recently received
a surprise package from Tom Bajoras, ex-programmer for
Hybrid Arts. The package contained several floppy disks
containing source code for the applications Easy Score
Plus, GenEdit, CZ Android, DX Android and Ludwig.
If you're interested
in continuing development any of these titles, the source
code is now available to download at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/atari-midi-archives/files/SOURCE/HybridArt/.
Further information on
the Hybrid Arts titles is available from Tim's Atari
MIDI World at http://tamw.atari-users.net.
Arthur 2002 beta version
RGF Software, publishers
of Luna, dePAK, GFA Linker and Textal have recently
released a beta version of Arthur 2002 (code-named ArthurXP).
Arthur is a modern GEM application that employs custom
dictionaries to translate words or phrases between languages.
The beta version sports
an impressive GEM interface and supports all the latest
protocols including GEMScript and drag'n'drop. Further
details on Arthur and other applications by RGF Software
can be found at www.rgfsoft.com.