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Lone News 11
Title:Lone News 11
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Created by:C., Luca (Luca)
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Uncredited (Additional Coded by):H., Levente (TLC)
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1 - INTRO......... 4 - SIDWINDER.....

2 - NEWS.......... 5 - INTERVIEW 1...

3 - CHARTS........ 6 - INTERVIEW 2...




- USE UP, DOWN AND SPACE -

- PRESS RUN/STOP TO SWAP TUNES -

- COPYRIGHT LUCA/FIRE 12.12.99 -
INTRO
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DAMN! I WANT TO SAY HELLO TO ANYBODY,TO
PRESENT THIS NEW SID-LONENEWS,TO TALK
ABOUT "XEO3" IMPROVEMENTS AND ABOUT THE
NEWEST OLDFIELD'S ALBUM...BUT I HAVE ONE
PAGE LEFT ONLY! SO I'M CONSTRAINED TO
TELL YOU IMPORTANT NOTES ONLY:AS YOU CAN
READ ON THE NEW VOTESHEET,MY ADDRESSES
CHANGED! PLEASE DON'T FORGET THEM!
S-MAIL -+ LUCA CARRAFIELLO
VIALE A. ALEARDI,40
50124 FIRENZE
ITALY
E-MAIL -+ LUCAOFFIRE@HOTMAIL.COM
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NEWS
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- THE SKORO'S STORY!
THE 9TH OF MAY 1999, EDIT ADRIENN
VARGA IS BORN:SKORO HAS A BABY NOW!!
CONGRATULATIONS TO BOTH OUR FRIENDS
FOR THOSE 3.3 KG OF MIRACLE!
SKORO WROTES ME ABOUT ASN'S FACTS:
THERE'S A NEW MEMBER NOW,HIS NICKNAME
IS SWEET/ASN;"IN MEMORIAM" DEMO IS NOW
80% READY;A NEW GAME,CALLED "CROSS
MOTOR",IS 90% READY;HE ACCUMULATED A
LOT OF MATTERS IN ORDER TO WRITE THEM
IN 2-3 "MININEWS" ISSUES.
THESE NEWS ARE DATED MAY 1999,AND
"CRACKERS DEMO 4" HAD ONLY FEW PARTS
READY. IN THAT TIME I SENT AS PART OF
"CD4" MY LOGOCOMPO 2 RESULTS,HOPING IN
A QUICK RELEASE OF THE DEMO.
ATTENTION!
THE NEW SKORO'S ADDRESS IS NOW:
GABOR VARGA
NADUDVAR 4181
MAROS ST. 6
HUNGARY
AFTER MONTHS,THE 1ST OF DECEMBER,I
RECEIVED AN EMAIL FROM SKORO WITH THIS
MESSAGE:"I'VE GOT NO FREE TIME,THUS
I'M UNABLE TO DO WITH THE DEMOPARTS;
SORRY,MAYBE LATER.". IT'S A VERY SAD
MESSAGE...BUT WE ALL MAY IMAGINE WHAT
WOULD MEANS 'SPARE TIME' WITH JOB AND
FAMILY!
I THINK THAT ANY OF US WILL WAIT FOR
THE RETURN OF ASSASSIN CREW ON THE +4.
AT THE MOMENT,HOWEVER,I PREFERED TO
RETIRE MY DEMOPART,'CAUSE THOSE WHO
JOINT THE LOGOCOMPO 2 ARE WAITING THE
RESULTS SINCE MANY MONTHS! IT MEANS
THAT THE DEMO WILL SEE THE LIGHT ON
THE CHICKEN'S COOPDEMO OR ALONE AS A
ONE FILE DEMO.

- DID YOU NOTICE SOMETHING NEW IN THIS
MAG? YES,I BOUGHT A SIDCARD FROM
SOLDER/SYN,WITH A SIDCHIP 8580 MOUNTED
ON.

- CHRONOS AND DCD TOOK PART IN "CRACKERS
DEMO 4" WITH SOME COOL EFFECTS THAT
ARE WAITING TO BE PUBLISHED SOMEWHERE.

- THE EMULATOR'S NEWS:MIKE DAILLY
RELEASED V1.6.1 OF "MINUS 4",WITH
SOURCE LEVEL DEBUGGING,LOTS OF FIXES,
50HZ SCREEN MODE X. UNFORTUNATELY,IT
WORKS PERFECTLY ON SOME PC,INSTEAD OF
OTHERS.
THE +4 EMULATOR IN DOS AMBIENT MADE BY
ZSOLT PRIEVARA HAS NOW ITS WIN TWIN:
"WINEMU"! REALLY EASY TO USE,IT SHOWS
NOW MANY FEATURES,AS DIRECTDRAW GFX,
DIRECTSOUND SOUNDS AND A LARGE VARIETY
OF SCREEN MODES.
- ERICH/ULTD RELEASED IN THESE MONTHS
"CLUB-INFO" ISSUES FROM 49 TO 53.

- THERE'S A NEW +4 USER TO CONTACT:
ROBERT BERNARDO
502 WHITNEY LN
VISALIA
CA 93277-1940
U S A

- THE GUYS OF TBS RELEASED A "SPEEEDBALL
MANUAL"

- PROBABLY I'LL PUBLISH ON THIS MAG THE
BSZ'S INTERVIEW. HE'S WORKING ON A
SECRET PROJECT,AND ON A MEGADEMO. D'YA
REMEMBER THE PIECE OF ART CALLED "THE
SECOND"?

- RUDIGER GERDES HAS LEFT UNLIMITED. BUT
A NEW MEMBER SUBSTITUTES HIM:DATALAND.

- CHICKEN WILL RELEASE "BOM MEGADEMO" IN
1541 VERSION AND "SOCCER BOSS +".

- TLC/CNS WILL CONTRIBUTE TO "CD4".

- TLC/CNS WROTES AN USEFUL TEXTFILE
REGARDING THE REAL DIFFERENCIES
BETWEEN A C64 JOYPORT AND THE RELATIVE
HARDWARE ON C16/C116/+4. TAKE IT ON
THE ABITUAL +4 FTP SITES.
- I'M VERY PROUD,'CAUSE TLC/CNS IS
MANAGING IN ORDER TO CONVERT FOR ME
ONE OF THE GREATEST MUSIC EDITORS
NOW AVAILABLE FOR C64:"SIDWINDER"
V0.122. IT'LL FEATURE SIDCARD SOUND.
IT'S THE EDITOR USED BY TAKI/NB,A
FAMOUS C64 MUSICIAN;SO I WAS VERY
INTERESTED IN HEAR TO HIS MUSIC,AND,I
HAVE TO SAY IT,IT'S GREAT!
AT THE MOMENT HE HAS INFORMED ME ABOUT
SOME PROBLEMS HE FACED,BUT TLC WON'T
HANG UP!

- CHICKEN INVITES YOU TO PARTICIPATE TO
THE REAL Y2K COOPERATION MEGADEMO:
"5 1/4 INCHES OF SNOW"! THERE'S NO
NEED FOR BREAKTHROUGH FX,SIMPLY MAKE
YOUR BEST. SEND YOUR PARTS,GRAPHICS
OR OTHER TO CHICKEN. HAEGAR/SYN JUST
HAS JOINT THE DEMO,AND,MAYBE,I'LL BE
PRESENT TOO WITH THE RESULTS OF MY
"LOGOCOMPO 2" GFX COMPETITION.

- TRON LAMER TEAM RELEASED NEW NICE
DIGIDEMOS:"BLUE/EIFFEL65","MAMBO N.5",
"FATIMA".

- NEW EMAIL ADDRESS FOR HAEGAR/SYN:
MICHAEL.GANTEFOER@RUHR-UNI-BOCHUM.DE

- SVS/FIRE RELEASED A MINUS4-FRIENDLY
VERSION OF HIS "MEGA-ASSEMBLER". HE
ALSO STARTED TWO PROJECTS:"SID-TOOLS"
IS AN UNDER-IRQ CODE THAT MAKES
AVAILABLE ANYTIME ANALOGIC CLOCK,
SCREEN SAVERS,GRAPHIC CALC,NOTEPAD,
SYSTEM INFOS ETC. THE OTHER IS A NICE
DISK EDITOR DIRECTLY DEDICATED TO GEOS
FILES,WITH PARTICULAR FEATURES.

- HIFI/TLT AND BSZ/NST ARE WORKING ON A
8BIT PICTURE DIGITALYZER.

- BSZ AND SENSOR OF NST HAVE TO RELEASE
A DEPECHE MODE SIDMUZAX BOX:I
COLLECTED ALL THE DM'S TUNES FOR C64
AND SENT TO BCK/TLT;SO SHE ASKED FOR
THE BOX TO NST'S GUYS.
- SENSOR/NST JUST SENT ME A LOGO FOR A
NEW EDITION OF LOGOCOMPO. IF YOU'RE OF
THE GAME,PLEASE MAKE AS HIM:ONLY IN
THIS WAY I CAN BE SURE ABOUT A 3RD
CHAPTER!

- GOTU RELEASED "CYBER HORDES GOLD",A
SPECIAL VERSION OF THE CLASSIC "LASER
SQUAD" SCENARIO IN WHICH YOU CAN
CHANGE LOTS OF GAME PARAMETERS IN
ORDER TO PLAY IT TO THE BEST.




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CHARTS
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A DARKER SITUATION ABOUT VOTESHEETS:8
GUYS VOTED IN THESE MONTHS. AGAIN, I
WANT TO MAKE ECHO WITH THE HAEGAR'S
VOICE FROM "SIGNALS":VOTES ARE THE REAL
SOUL OF A MAGAZINE! AND THIS IS THE
SIMPLEST WAY FOR SUSTAINING WHO WORKS ON
IT.
THIS TIME VOTES CAME FROM:MELA/TLT,
BCK/TLT,SVS/FIRE,HAEGAR/SYN,+4 KING/TBS,
ERICH/ULTD,HIFI/TLT,LUCA/FIRE.
THANKS TO ANY OF THESE COOL GUYS!

AND NOW...ENJOY THE CHARTS!




BEST 5 TEAMS
------------
1.FIRE..............................28
2.NEW SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY.............27
3.ASSASSIN CREW.....................18
4.GODS OF THE UNIVERSE..............14
5.TRON LAMER TEAM...................11

BEST 5 CODERS
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1.MOLDI/ACE.........................27
2.SKORO/ASN.........................26
3.BIONIC/SYN........................15
4.BSZ/NST...........................10
5.CROWN/GOTU........................07

BEST 5 GRAPHICIANS
------------------
1.LUCA/FIRE.........................31
2.CHRONOS/ACE.......................14
3.SENSOR/NST........................13
UNREAL/MX.........................13
5.HARRY/GOTU........................11

BEST 5 MUSICIANS
----------------
1.LUCA/FIRE.........................32
2.SENSOR/NST........................19
3.HIFI/TLT..........................17
4.APOS/SYN..........................10
5.SLD/GS............................09

BEST 5 UTILITIES
----------------
1.BOTTICELLI........................16
2.PAGE-SETTER.......................12
3.SCRIPT/PLUS.......................11
4.DIGIMIXER 2.0.....................10
MUSIC HEARING.....................10

BEST 5 DISKMAGS
---------------
1.LONENEWS/FIRE.....................37
2.MININEWS/ASN......................24
3.SIGNALS/SYN.......................17
4.IMBK NEWS/ACE.....................09
5.KORAK TIMES/KK....................06

BEST 5 DEMOS
------------
1.INFINITY/EVS......................42
2.DREAM WORLD/SYN...................27
3.SILENCE/COOP......................26
4.GENETIC FAULTY/GS.................25
5.+4 MANIA FOREVER/ACE..............24
THE SECOND/NST....................24
7.FUTURE WORLD/SYN..................16
8.THE IMITATOR/NST..................14
THUNDERBIRDS DEMO/ASN.............14
10.HIGH TECHNOLOGY/MX................13
WONDERLAND 4/NST..................13



BEST 5 GAMES
------------
1.MERCENARY.........................26
PENGO/ACE.........................26
3.DIGITAL BALL/MAD...... ........... 0
4.BATTERY 2/TCFS....................18
EXPLOSIVE NET/ACE.................18
LASER SQUAD/TGMS..................18
HEROIC 2/EDC......................18
8.VOLLEYBALL/ASN....................17
9.BLOBY/ATI.........................13
TONIDO/TGH........................13



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SIDWINDER
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AS YOU KNOW,I LIKE TO COMPOSE MUSICS FOR
THE SID-EQUIPPED MACHINES. ON THE +4,WE
CAN COMPOSE A MUSIC USING VERY FEW
EDITORS:THE "DMC" EDITOR IS PROBABLY THE
BEST NOW AVAILABLE,BUT I NEVER SEEN A
SIDCARD VERSION OF IT;THE SID-"FUTURE
COMPOSER" IS MY PREFER EDITOR,'COZ IT'S
THE SIMPLEST I EVER USED,BUT IT CAN'T
REALLY MANAGE THE SOUNDS;THE SID VERSION
OF "SOUNDBOOSTER" PRODUCES REALLY GOOD
SOUNDS,BUT IT'S TOO COMPLEX AND ITS
MUSICS EAT LOTS OF RASTERTIME.
IN ORDER TO IMPORT ON +4 A DEFINITIVELY
GOOD SID-MUSICEDITOR,TLC/CNS TRIED TO
CONVERT THE "SIDWINDER" V1.22,CODED BY
TAKI OF NATURAL BEAT,ALIAS BALAZS
TAKACS.
THE AUTHOR HIMSELF PRESENTS THIS EDITOR
AS 'A NOT USER-FRIEDLY MUSIC EDITOR',
'CAUSE IT WAS THOUGHT AND CODED IN ORDER
TO SATISFY PARTICULAR REQUESTS BY THE
AUTHOR. ON OTHER HAND,ONCE YOU PASSED
THE INITIAL DIFFICULTIES,YOU REALLY GAIN
A TOOL OF INFINITE POWER FOR YOUR
MUSICAL CREATIONS.
THE EDITOR FEATURES:
- UP TO 32 TUNES IN ONE FILE;
- UP TO 96 SECTORS,EACH 256 ISTR. PER;
- UP TO 64 DIFFERENT INSTRUMENTS;
- UP TO 10 TIMES MUSIC SPEED;
- ARPEGGIO,FILTER,PULSE,VIBRATO PROG.;
AND A LOTTA THINGS REGARDING GLIDE,
SLIDE,LIVEPLAY COMPOSING,VOLUME CTRL...
MOST OF ALL,THE BEST CHARACTERISTICS OF
THE MUSICS COMPOSED WITH IT ARE:THE
LOWEST RASTERTIME I EVER SEEN,AND THE
COMPLETE CONTROL OF THE TRACK'S VOLUMES.
THERE ARE SEPARATE BIT TABLES FOR GLIDE,
ARPEGGIO,FILTER,PULSE,VIBRATO/DRUM;ANY
OF THESE HAS MULTIPLE COLUMNS OF BYTES,
IN ORDER TO AVOID INSTRUMENT'S
LIMITATIONS DURING THE TIME;IN OTHER
WORDS,A SHITTY "FUTURE COMPOSER" CAN
ONLY ASSIGN TO AN INSTRUMENT:AD,SR,WF,
PULSE+CTRL,AND PREFIXED EFFECTS;WITH
"SIDWINDER" ANYTHING MAY CHANGE AS YOU
DECIDED BEFORE,BY INCREMENTS OR
DECREMENTS OF THE MAIN PARAMETERS. THE
RESULT WILL BE AN INCREDIBLE VARIETY
POSSIBLE OF INSTRUMENTS.
IT IS NOT THE EASIEST MUSIC EDITOR CODED
ON C64,BUT I THINK IT SHOWS THE HIGHEST
QUALITY/WORK RATIO A MUSICIAN MAY ASK.
SOME HOURS BEFORE THE RELEASE OF THIS
ISSUE OF LONENEWS,TLC SENT TO ME A VERY
FIRST WORKING SNAPSHOT OF THE EDITOR:THE
EDITOR PART WORKS,SO YOU CAN LOAD SONGS,
PLAY AND EDIT THEM. DISK COMMANDS WORK
TOO,BUT YOU CAN'T SAVE A SONG YET. SO HE
SENT TO ME THIS 238 BLOCKS SOURCE CODE
VIA E-MAIL,BUT I HAVEN'T GOT TIME YET
TO TRANSFERT IT FROM PC TO +4 IN ORDER
COLLECT THE FIRST IMPRESSION ABOUT IT.
TLC WANTED TO SHARE THIS ONE,SO I MAY
START PLAYING AROUND IT,WAITING FOR FOR
A BUGFIXED VERSION.
AFTER I READ THE PROGRAM'S INSTRUCTIONS,
I REALIZED THAT I NEED TO SPEND A NOT
LITTLE QUANTITY OF TIME IN ORDER TO
LEARN ALL THE FEATURES OF IT,BUT I THINK
IT SHOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE TO CREATE AN
EDITOR WITH THESE FEATURES BUT EASIER
THAN ACTUALLY IT IS. OFTEN,"DMC"'S USERS
WILL FIND MANY COMMON POINTS BETWEEN THE
TWO EDITORS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATIONS:
TAKI/NB
TAKINB@SCH.BME.HU
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INTERVIEW 1
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THE FIRST INTERVIEW ALLOWS SVS/FIRE TO
TALK ABOUT HIMSELF. KEYBOARD IS FOR YOU,
VALE!

HI TO EVERYBODY!
MY REAL NAME IS VALENTINO ZENARI. ZENARI
IS THE SURNAME:I SAY THIS BECAUSE A LOT
OF FOREIGN PEOPLE THINK THE COUNTRARY.
I'M VERY OLD,33 AGED,AND OF COURSE I
HAVE MY FAMILY. THIS IS ALL ABOUT MY
PRIVACY,BECAUSE I DON'T LIKE TO SPEAK
OUT OF IT. I LIVE IN CALTRANO,ITALY,A
SMALL TOWN LOCATED ABOUT 90 KM WEST FROM
VENICE. I WORK AS CONTABLE IN A
MECHANICAL FACTORY,THEN I USE THE WHOLE
DAY COMPUTERS AND CALCULATORS. BUT WHEN
I RETURN HOME,I SWITCH ON MY +4... IF
YOU DON'T THINK THIS IS ODD,THEN PERHAPS
YOU GOT THE SAME BRAIN-BUS TOO. IT SEEMS
TO BE AN EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL VIRUS NAMED
'BACILLUS PLUSIS QUATRIS',VERY DANGEROUS
AND NO VACCINE AT PRESENT!
WHAT 'SVS' MEANS? *S*ALVATORE,A FRIEND
OF MINE,HARDWARE EXPERT;*V*ALENTINO,ME;
*S*YSTEMS. SINCE YEARS WE DECIDED TO
SIGN ALL OUR WORKS WITH THIS MARK.

I BOUGHT MY +4 IN 1985,AFTER A LONG
THINKING:I WISHED A HOME COMPUTER TO
PROGRAM,NOT ONLY FOR GAMEPLAYING. SO I
DIDN'T BUY A C64 AS MY FRIENDS DID. IN
THAT TIME,THERE WAS NO SUPPORTING FOR +4
NEITHER BY COMMODORE INC.,THEN I HAD TO
WRITE EVERYTHING. I STUDIED THE BOOK
"C64 PROGRAMMER'S GUIDE" AND I TESTED
SOME ML CODES:THEY RUN! THIS WAS BECAUSE
KERNAL JUMP TABLE IS COMPATIBLE BETWEEN
C64 AND +4. I LEARNT ML PROGRAMMING,
THANK MONITOR TOO. I REMEMBER IN THAT
TIME I HAD TWO GAMES ONLY:"STELLAR WARS"
AND "HARBOUR ATTACK". IN ORDER TO WRITE
SOMETHING GREATER THAN A ROUTINE,I
NEEDED AN ASSEMBLER PROGRAM,BUT IT
DIDN'T EXIST. THEN I CONVERTED A C64
ASSEMBLER WRITTEN IN BASIC;WHEN IT RUN,I
USED ITSELF TO WRITE A ML ASSEMBLER FOR
+4. IT BECAME THE WELL KNOWN "SVS MACRO
ASSEMBLER",STILL THE GREATEST WORK I
FACED,AT PRESENT IN VERSION 5.3 WITH
256K EXTENSION AND LOTS OF OTHER
FEATURES.
IN 1990 I WROTE TO A COMMODORE
SUPPORTING PAPER MAG IN ORDER TO OFFER
MY SOFTWORKS. THEY REPLIED ME BEING NOT
INTERESTED,'CAUSE ONLY C64 EXISTED,BUT
MY ADDRESS WAS PUBLISHED. BY THIS I HAD
SOME CONTACTS:RDG LIVED AT 15 KM ONLY
FROM MY HOUSE;ALEX INSTEAD HAD FIRST
FOREIGN CONTACTS,THEN THE STORY BEGAN. I
HAD CONTACTING,SWAP,WRITING WITH THE
FAMOUSES TARZAN/TIT,CBT,CREAM,AND AFTER
WITH ALL THE OTHERS. SOMEONE AS,TMD AND
FRANKENSTEIN,BECAME A FRIEND;SO WE DEAL
ABOUT OTHER ARGUMENTS TOO.
ONE DAY ALEX ASK ME TO MAINTAIN THE
CONTACTS WITH A GUY STUDYING IN FLORENCE
AND I DID IT. AND THIS WAS THE BEGINNING
OF MY RUIN! HE WAS NAMED LUCA. THIS IS
WAY TODAY,SUNDAY 03:20 PM,I'M NOT OUT
BUT HERE AT HOME HITTING THE KEYBOARD!

AS LUCA ALREADY KNOWS,I HATE DEMOS. YES,
I'M NOT ABLE TO UNDERSTAND WHY A LOT OF
PEOPLE SPEND SO MUCH TIME IN WRITING AN
USELESS PROGRAM. TELL ME,GUYS:WHEN YOU
HAVE LOADED AND RAN A NEW,WONDERFUL,
INCREDIBLE,FANTASTIC DEMO,WHAT DID YOU
DO? PERHAPS YOU SAVE IT IN A BLANK DISK,
OR NOT? AFTER YOU SAID "WHOOOOAAAA!",
WHICH IS THE USE OF THESE PROGRAMS? YOU
HAVE NOTHING TO LEARN FROM THEIR
INCREDIBLE ROUTINES,BECAUSE ANYTHING IS
PROTECTED. BAH!
I PREFER USEFUL PROGRAMS. I'M HUNGRY OF
NEW IDEAS,ALGORYTHMS,TO LEARN AND TO
USE;TO IMPROVE MYSELF LEARNING SOMETHING
NEW. A UTILITY PROGRAM CAN BE OF LARGE
USE FOR A LOT OF USERS,AND THEN THE +4
WILL BE ALIVE YET!

AT PRESENT,I'M WORKING ON TWO PROJECTS:
THE FIRST ONE IS A VERY LARGE PROGRAM
ALL WRITTEN IN ML. SOURCE LINES TAKE
MUCH THAN 50 KB. COMPILED CODE WILL BE
ABOUT 10 KB LONG. IT WILL BE A KIND OF
DESKTOP UTILITY,ABLE TO 'CONTROL' YOUR
COMPUTER 'WHILE' IT IS RUNNING. THE
PROGRAM WILL RUN UNDER IRQ. THE MAIN
FEATURES ARE:REALTIME CLOCKS,LOCABLE
EVERYWHERE ON THE SCREEN;ONE OF THEM IS
AN ANALOGIC GRAPHIC CLOCK DRAWN ON THE
TEXT SCREEN;THERE WILL BE A CALCULATOR
WITH VIRTUAL PAPER-TAPE,IMPROVED SCREEN
SAVERS,MEMORY STATS AND MUCH MORE. AH,
ANYTHING IS POP-UP MENU DRIVEN. THE
SECOND PROJECT REGARD "GEOS". I STARTED
TO STUDY THIS GREAT OPERATING SYSTEM A
LOT OF TIME AGO;I WISH TO TRANSLATE ITS
3.5 VERSION ONTO ENGLISH. BUT I NEED
TECH INFOS. T. THIESSEN GAVE TO ME A
GOOD HELP. IF ANYBODY HAVE ANY OTHER
TECH/PROG INFO ABOUT IT,PLEASE WRITE ME,
ALSO IF THEY REFER TO C64. NOW I'M
CODING A PROGRAM ABLE TO IVESTIGATE GEOS
FILES. IT'LL BE A DISK MONITOR ABLE TO
SHOW ALL DATA AND STRUCTURES OF BOTH
GEOS AND NORMAL FILES. NOT SO EASY,BUT I
AM SLOWLY GOING ON.
AT LAST,I WROTE FEW ARTICLES FOR THE NEW
PAPER MAG "COMMODORE UNLIMITED";THEY
PUBLISHED THE FIRST ONE IN ISSUE 7.

OTHER HOBBIES OF MINE ARE:ASTRONOMY,SF,
UFO'S MISTERIES. I LIKE VERY MUCH TO
CODE AND TO LEARN NEW THINGS ABOUT +4;
THEN I'LL NEVER LEAVE IT. BUT,AS MANY
PEOPLE TOO,I HAVE LITTLE SPARE TIME TO
SPEND WITH IT. THIS IS WHY MY PRODUCTS
ARE RELEASED SLOWLY,SORRY LUCA!

AT LAST A TIP FOR ALL +4 USERS:BUILD A
DATABASE BANK WITH ALL THE INFOS ABOUT
+4;THIS WOULD BE AN IMPORTANT REFERENCE
POINT FOR ALL USERS:THEY COULD WORK AND
PRODUCE EASILY NEW SOFTWARE.

HAVE A GOOD COMPUTERING! BYE!




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INTERVIEW 2
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WHAT A LUXURY:TWO INTERVIEWS IN THIS
ISSUE! HERE WE CAN DEEPLY KNOW OUR BIG
FRIEND FROM THE BLACK FOREST:ERICH/ULTD!

- TELL ME ANYTHING ABOUT YOUR LIFE.

YO. I WAS BORN IN THE FIFTEES IN SALEM,
LAKE OF CONSTANCE,AND LIVE NOW WITH MY
WIFE INGRID AND TWO CHILDREN IN THE
BLACK FOREST. I EARN MY MONEY WITH THE
EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF YOUNG PEOPLE
IN NATURAL SCIENCES,PRESS-REPORTS,AND I
AM SITTING IN THE LOCAL COUNCIL OF MY
HOME TOWN. IN FORMER TIMES, I WAS ON
TOUR AT THE WEEKENDS WITH THE 5 GUYS'
BAND "DO-RE-MI" WHERE I PLAYED THE
GUITAR AND WAS THE SINGER AND FRONTMAN.
BUT OUR BASEMENT DIED AND THE KEYBOARDER
WAS NOT ALWAYS HEALTHY AS WE HOPED. THIS
GUY HAS ALSO A +4 AND HE'S KNOWN AS
WORO/ULTD IN THE GERMAN +4 SZENE. MY
OTHER HOBBIES ARE ELECTRONICS AND THE
BUILDING OF MODELS,WHERE I HAD SOME
EXHIBITIONS.
I'M LIVING IN KAPPELRODECK NEAR
BADEN-BADEN RESPECTIVELY STRASSBOURG.

- TALK ABOUT YOUR +4 CAREER:HOW IT
STARTED,GUYS YOU MET,FACTS...

MY FIRST +4 WAS A PRESENT OF MY WIFE AT
THE END OF THE EIGHTIES;SHE TOUGHT,A
COMPUTER WOULD GO WELL WITH ME. I DON'T
KNOW IF IT WAS FOR XMAS OR BIRTHDAY. THE
+4 HAD A DATASSETTE,BUT NO MONITOR. SO I
HAD TO CARRY IT ALWAYS TO THE TV AND HAD
TO CONNECT WITH IT;THAT WAS TOO
COMPLICATED FOR ME,SO THE +4 WAS MOST
TIME IN ITS BOX. LATER MY WIFE PRESENTED
ME A MONITOR AND A DISK DRIVE. MY FIRST
GAME WAS "G-MAN" ON CASSETTE. THEN I
DISCOVERED THE "COMPUTER FLOHMARKT",A
GERMAN PAPER MAG,WHERE ALL COMPUTERS
FROM ATARI TO PC WERE IN,WITH ADDRESSES,
,OFFERS BUY/SELL,INFOS AND SO ON. THIS
MAGAZINE IS MADE BY THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF
ITS READERS,IT STILL EXIST,BUT THE +4
HAS MEANWHILE LESS THAN ONE PAGE. ON
THAT MAG,I FOUND THE PAUL EITNER'S
ADDRESS,A PD-SPREADER,AND THERE MY WIFE
BOUGHT FROM BIRTHDAY TO XMAS ALL HIS 70
DISKS FOR ME,OTHER PROGRAMS I WAS BUYING
FROM KINGSOFT. SOON I HAD SOME CONTACTS
TO SWAP PROGRAMS. MANY OF THEM HAD LEFT
THE +4,BUT I'M STILL HERE:I HAVE SWAPPED
PROGRAMS WITH ABOUT 100 GUYS. NOWADAYS
THERE'S LESS NEW SOFTWARE TO GET,SO I
STARTED TO CREATE SOMETHING FROM MYSELF,
MOST IN GRAPHICS. SOME TIMES AGO,I WAS
WRITING FOR THE "PLUVI",GERMAN DISKMAG,
AND SENT PROGRAMS TO IT,BESIDE OF THIS
FOR "CLUB-INFO",ANOTHER DISKMAG. THE
MAKER OF THIS MAG,HANS ALBORG,HAS
STOPPED HIS WORK,SO THAT THE LAST MAG IN
GERMAN LANGUAGE SEEMED TO DIE... SOME
PEOPLE ASKED ME TO MAKE IT GOING ON:OKAY
NOW I MAKE IT,ANY BIMESTER A NEW ISSUE.
GUYS I MET ARE MARCO POLO,SOLDER,HAEGAR,
THE ELDER,HANS ALBORG AND OTHERS ON THE
LAST +4 PARTY IN BERGKAMEN. SOME YEARS
AGO I HAD A MEETING IN LAHR WHERE I WAS
WITH WORO TO MEET SENIOR,SCHWARZWALDELCH
AND MANNE:THIS WAS THE STARTING POINT OF
"UNLIMITED";OUR FIRST NAME WAS
"SCHWARZWALD CRACKERS UNLIMITED".

- WHICH ARE THE BEST DEMO,GAME,GUY ON
THE +4?
BEST DEMOS:"ELVIS IS DANCING" AND
"STUKAS OVER DISNEYLAND".
BEST GAMES:"DIGITAL BALL","DUDAORRU
PATRIC" AND "SKRAMBLE".
BEST GUYS:SOLDER/SYN IS VERY IMPORTANT
FOR OUR MACHINE;LUCA/FIRE IS VERY
IMPORTANT FOR THE INTERNATIONAL SCENE;+4
KING/TBS IS A VERY GOOD GUY,MARCO POLO
AS GOOD FRIEND,STIEGLPOWER IS THE BEST
SPREADER FOR ME,THE GUYS FROM UNLIMITED.

- TALK ABOUT THE ACTUAL SCENE.

SYNERGY HAS NEARLY LEFT THE SCENE,EXCEPT
SOLDER. IN GERMANY WE STILL HAVE THE
"COMPUTER FLOHMARKT" ON PAPER AND THE
"CLUB-INFO". MOST GUYS HAVE A PC,BUT I
HEARD,E.G.,FROM PIGMY THAT HE IS LOOKING
SOMETIMES IN THE WORLD WIDE WEB WHAT'S
GOING ON ABOUT THE +4 SCENE. BUT I'M NOT
SO SAD ABOUT THIS ALL,BECAUSE IF ONE GUY
WITH WHICH I HAD GOOD CONTACTS LEAVES +4
ANOTHER COMES. THE LAST EXAMPLE:JIM HEHL
LEFT,DATALAND CAME AND IS NOW A MEMBER
OF UNLIMITED. I WILL GO ON WITH MY WORK,
AND IT'S ONLY A HOBBY FOR ME,AS LONG AS
I HAVE JOY WITH IT.

- FUTURE PROJECTS ON +4?

I INTEND TO MAKE THE DOUBLE NUMBERS OF
"BOTTI-PICTURE-DISKS" IN MULTICOLOR,TO
MAKE THE "CLUB-INFO" 'TILL IT'S ON ISSUE
100,TO COME WITH THE "PAGE-SETTER" CHARS
TO NUMBER 1000,MAKING ABOUT 10 "MACVIEW"
DISKS,TO COMPLETE MY BASICODES WORKS,
MAKING A HUNDRED MORE MANUALS IN PAPER,
COMPLETE MY PRG-LISTS,WRITE SOME HUNDRED
MORE DOC FILES,SOMETIMES A LITTLE
PROGRAM OUT OF THIS SERIES AND WANNA TO
BECOME GOOD IM MACHINE LANGUAGE.

- TELL US EVERYTHING YOU WANT.

A NURSE KEEPS SNEEZING. A SECOND NURSE
ASKS:"ARE YOU OKAY?".
"YEAH,I'M OKAY" SAYS THE FIRST NURSE,
"BUT I CAN'T STOP SNEEZING."
"HEY,THAT'S TERRIBLE!" SAYS THE SECOND
NURSE.
"WELL,IT'S NOT THAT BAD,BECAUSE EACH
TIME I SNEEZE,I HAVE AN ORGASM."
"WOW,ARE YOU TAKING ANYTHING FOR IT?"
ASK THE SECOND NURSE.
"YEAH,PEPPER."








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