Atari ST User

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Atari ST User
Cover of March 1988 issue
EditorJohn Butters
CategoriesComputer magazine
Circulation33,706 (July–December 1988)
First issueMarch 1986
Final issueNovember 1994
CompanyDatabase Publications Ltd. (a subdivision of Europress)
CountryUnited Kingdom
Based inLondon

Atari ST User was a British computer magazine aimed at users of the Atari ST range. It started life as a pull-out section in Atari User magazine. From April 1987< volume 2 issue 2</ref> onwards it became a magazine in its own right (as explained on page 5), outliving its parent by a number of years. It was published initially by Database Publications in Stockport, and later by Europress in London.

Although ST User did review games and carry demos, far more of the magazine was concerned with 'serious' issues such as hardware, programming, and music than its rivals ST Action and ST Format.

The Cover Disk that was supplied with issue 59, cover dated January 1991 had a boot sector computer virus which infected the memory of the Atari ST and was written to other disks that were not write-protected. Issue 60 had a free games cover disk as an apology, and was supplied with a virus killer. [1] Source is

Towards the end of its print run, ST User merged with the game-oriented magazine ST Action, and publication finally ceased in November 1994,[2] leaving ST Format as the only surviving Atari ST publication that was still widely available.


  1. ^ "Atari ST User (Issue 059) - January - 1991: Atari magazine scans, PDF".
  2. ^ "Atari ST User Vol. 1, No. 1". Atari Mania. Retrieved 27 November 2016.

External links[edit]

Archived Atari ST User magazines on the Internet Archive