MORE FLIGHT SIMULATOR BOOKS
At last! Compute!'s latest Flight Simulator titles have arrived in
the UK. Learning To Fly with Flight Simulator is for those who have
just bought their copy of FS2, whilst experienced pilots will enjoy
Flying On Instruments. Those who would just like more fun can read
Flight Simulator Adventures for the ST.
On a different tack Jet Fighter School is a unique book looking at
aspects of combat flying with programs like F-15 Strike Eagle. Check
them out now!
WATCH OUT FOR ZEPPELINS
good news for Atari 8-bit owners is the formation of a new games
company up in Newcastle-upon-Tyne called Zeppelin Games. The company
has as one of its directors, Brian Jobling, an established and well
respected Atari programmer and the company fully expect to support
the Atari 8-bit as much as possible.
Managing Director is Derek Brewster, a former
journalist with CRASH magazine and an experienced Spectrum and
Amstrad programmer. The company will have a full in-house team of
programmers and intend to put out quality programs on cassette at
just £2.99. Obviously they intend to produce games over the whole
range of 8-bit computers but one of the company's first releases is
for the Atari. Look out for Speed Ace which is an excellent
motorcycle race game played either against nineteen computer
controlled riders or as a two player game on some of the world's
most famous racing circuits.
The preview copy of Speed Ace received by PAGE 6
looks well worth the £2.99 price and we hope to see more Atari
titles from Zeppelin as they become established. It is a brave step
nowadays to make an Atari version one of your first releases and we
hope that you support Zeppelin so that they in turn can let us have
more and more Atari titles.
KEEP IT ALL TIDY
Have you ever looked at the mess underneath your
computer desk? Most likely you have fallen over all those wires many
times and have run out of sockets around the house! Help is at hand
from Cambrian Distributors, a new marketing arm of Elkay Electrical
Ltd. a leading British manufacturer of electrical connectors. Of
interest to computer owners are the Multiplug range of power
connectors and a TV aerial switch that allows three different inputs
to one TV.
The standard Multiplug range includes units which
allow two, four or six appliances to be connected to one 13 amp
socket and is ideal for your Atari and all the peripherals attached
to it. The units are available either fused or non fused and prices
start at £10.99.
If you use your computer heavily for business or
serious work, or are worried about losing some long programs under
development due to fluctuations in the mains, a Smoothflow Multiplug
might be the answer. This gives four filtered outlets from a single
13 amp socket and protects equipment against mains spikes and surges
as well as eliminating mains interference on the sound channels of
Hi-Fi and Video units. Prices for this range start at £21.99.
Perhaps of more interest to the majority of Atari
owners who have to share a TV for their computer is the 3-2-1 aerial
switch. For just £4.99 you can connect up to three input devices to
your TV and choose between them at the flick of a switch. You can
therefore connect up your Atari, TV Aerial and Video and need never
again fumble about behind the TV to change the connections. You
could also, if you wished reverse the unit and demonstrate your
favourite computer game on up to three TV's!
Further details of these products can be obtained
from Cambrian Distributors, Newtown, Powys SY16 4LF who also sell by
mail order. The telephone number is 0686 24508.