DECEMBER 1987 DISKMATE
For those who have been with us for a while know that the Diskmate has gone
through a few different formats in the last year. After about half a year, we
tried the arcing process. However, we received a good deal of response to the
effect that it was too difficult to understand how to unarc the files. This
was due in part to the users' lack of understanding the process and a lack of a
great deal of time on our part to explain it as thoroughly as we'd like. In
the last issue, we went to a Newsdisk format. We have received a small amount
of positive response, but we have also received some response that we should go
to arcing again (using easier processes which have become available recently).
We decided to keep this issue in a standard format, to see what kind of
response we'd get for the previous Newsdisk format, and then to develop
something that would be generally approved. Another reason for using a
straight disk format is the content of this issue. Two programs, States and
Capitols, and Duck Rogers are stand alone running programs. The Personal
Publishing column also has a tiny slide show to explain its goings on. It is
much easier to run these programs from the desktop.
This month's two feature programs run in low resolution only. The Personal
Publishing slide show is compatible with both color and monochrome monitors.
Contrary to the Table of Contents, there is nothing on this month's Diskmate
that has to do with the Artificial Intelligence column.
The Zmags are not on this Diskmate. They will, however, reappear in the
next issue. We apologize for this, but there is simply not enough room on the
OCTOBER 1987 DISKMATE PROBLEMS
Some 520 ST 1/2 megabyte users may have experienced some problems running
the demo on the October 1987 Diskmate. The problem lies in the fact that the
ramdisk takes too much space for the demo to run properly. You can either
rename the ramdisk program to YARD200D.PR and autoboot the disk, or you can
autoboot from another disk and run the demo. Since the ramdisk is in the
Autofolder, what you're trying to do is not have the computer autoboot it.
The material on the diskmate can be distributed in the public domain only
after the next issue is released. For example, the material on this disk can
be distributed when the January 1988 issue is released.
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