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Title: 1984/1985 - CPC 464 Computing magazine
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 16:33, 17 April 21
First issue of the cassette tape magazine from Argus Press.
This was the first commercial magazine released for the CPC so expect a lot of text and little in the way of graphics!

Price?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8hGqxrjx_I (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8hGqxrjx_I)

With many thanks to @Urusergi (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=923) and @Zoe Robinson (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=983) 

Some people may find the links below of more interest than the actual magazine :)

Links:

http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Cpc_464_computing (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Cpc_464_computing)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starglider (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starglider)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argonaut_Games (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argonaut_Games)

https://www.filfre.net/tag/jez-san/ (https://www.filfre.net/tag/jez-san/)

https://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/PDS_development_system (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/PDS_development_system)

https://www.worldofsam.org/products/pds-development-system (https://www.worldofsam.org/products/pds-development-system)

https://cpcrulez.fr/empire-firebird.htm (https://cpcrulez.fr/empire-firebird.htm)

https://cpcrulez.fr/info-argus_press.htm (https://cpcrulez.fr/info-argus_press.htm)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argus_Press (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argus_Press)


Not emulated - original hardware and software.

Please note that the aspect ratio for this YouTube video is 16:9 but the CPC monitor
has an aspect ratio of 4:3 so you may wish to adjust your viewing device accordingly.
Title: Re: 1984 - Issue 1 of CPC 464 Computing magazine
Post by: Gryzor on 10:06, 19 April 21
Early stuff is always interesting, even if you can't handle it for more than 30 seconds :D
Title: Re: 1984 - Issue 1 of CPC 464 Computing magazine
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 10:10, 19 April 21
When you get the time, look thru the links :)
Title: Re: 1984 - CPC 464 Computing magazine
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 08:27, 21 April 21
Issue 2 of the tape based commercial magazine.
Due to a slight "technical hitch"  ::)  the magazine starts at 5:57

With thanks to @Urusergi (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=923)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOSBA9yI3-k (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOSBA9yI3-k)


Not emulated - original hardware and software.

Please note that  the aspect ratio for this YouTube video is 16:9 but the CPC monitor
has an aspect ratio of 4:3 so you may wish to adjust your viewing device accordingly.
Title: Re: 1984 - CPC 464 Computing magazine
Post by: Gryzor on 09:48, 21 April 21
You get a machine that can produce great 80-column text and yet you stick with mode 1. Go figure. But I know that if I got this tape back in the day I'd have been blown away by the concept of an 'interactive' (as if) magazine!
Title: Re: 1984 - CPC 464 Computing magazine
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 09:56, 21 April 21
The content becomes more interesting in later issues with mini-reviews of some of the well known games of 1984.
Title: Re: 1984/1985 - CPC 464 Computing magazine
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 17:42, 27 April 21
Issue 3 of the tape based commercial magazine.
I show each page for just a few seconds so if you see something of interest pause the video.
This issue reviews the CPC disc drive ( the DDI-1 ) and also the following games:  Hunchback, Space Hawks, Roland on the Ropes, Snowball, Ghouls, Roland Ahoy and Manic Miner.

With thanks to @Urusergi (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=923)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbr5XZmmt9E (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbr5XZmmt9E)

Links:

http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Cpc_464_computing (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Cpc_464_computing)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starglider (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starglider)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argonaut_Games (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argonaut_Games)

https://www.filfre.net/tag/jez-san/ (https://www.filfre.net/tag/jez-san/)

https://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/PDS_development_system (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/PDS_development_system)

https://www.worldofsam.org/products/pds-development-system (https://www.worldofsam.org/products/pds-development-system)

https://cpcrulez.fr/empire-firebird.htm (https://cpcrulez.fr/empire-firebird.htm)

https://cpcrulez.fr/info-argus_press.htm (https://cpcrulez.fr/info-argus_press.htm)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argus_Press (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argus_Press)


Not emulated - original hardware and software.

Please note that  the aspect ratio for this YouTube video is 16:9 but the CPC monitor
has an aspect ratio of 4:3 so you may wish to adjust your viewing device accordingly.
Title: Re: 1984/1985 - CPC 464 Computing magazine
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 15:28, 28 April 21
Issue 4.

I show each page for just a few seconds so if you see something of interest pause the video.
This issue reviews the following games:  Technician Ted, Dark Star, Sorcery and also looks at the The Quill, the adventure game writing program.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-_yodyF97s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-_yodyF97s)

With thanks to @Urusergi (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=923)            i


Links:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Quill_(software (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Quill_(software))

http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/The_Quill (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/The_Quill)

http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Cpc_464_computing (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Cpc_464_computing)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starglider (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starglider)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argonaut_Games (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argonaut_Games)

https://www.filfre.net/tag/jez-san/ (https://www.filfre.net/tag/jez-san/)

https://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/PDS_development_system (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/PDS_development_system)

https://www.worldofsam.org/products/pds-development-system (https://www.worldofsam.org/products/pds-development-system)

https://cpcrulez.fr/empire-firebird.htm (https://cpcrulez.fr/empire-firebird.htm)

https://cpcrulez.fr/info-argus_press.htm (https://cpcrulez.fr/info-argus_press.htm)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argus_Press (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argus_Press)


Not emulated - original hardware and software.

Please note that  the aspect ratio for this YouTube video is 16:9 but the CPC monitor
has an aspect ratio of 4:3 so you may wish to adjust your viewing device accordingly.
Title: Re: 1984/1985 - CPC 464 Computing magazine
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 10:52, 05 May 21
ISSUE 5

The 664 is reviewed and finally we have a price for the tape - £3.99.
I show each page for just a few seconds so if you see something of interest pause the video.

With thanks to @Urusergi (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=923)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pa8A6xHDGWM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pa8A6xHDGWM)



Not emulated - original hardware and software.


Please note that  the aspect ratio for this YouTube video is 16:9 but the CPC monitor
has an aspect ratio of 4:3 so you may wish to adjust your viewing device accordingly.

Title: Re: 1984/1985 - CPC 464 Computing magazine
Post by: Gryzor on 12:22, 05 May 21
You'd think that at £5 they could afford to switch to mode 2... :D
Title: Re: 1984/1985 - CPC 464 Computing magazine
Post by: eto on 19:07, 05 May 21
You'd think that at £5 they could afford to switch to mode 2... :D

I'm pretty sure that was not an option. Don't forget, that Mode 2 on a real CTM640/644 (unlike on a GT64/65) is horrible to read.
Title: Re: 1984/1985 - CPC 464 Computing magazine
Post by: Gryzor on 19:09, 05 May 21
Is it, though? Never noticed that, honestly, though I can imagine what you refer to. Still, it's not Moby Dick and I think it'd still make for easier reading...
Title: Re: 1984/1985 - CPC 464 Computing magazine
Post by: eto on 19:19, 05 May 21
Is it, though? Never noticed that, honestly, though I can imagine what you refer to. Still, it's not Moby Dick and I think it'd still make for easier reading...

When I was a kid my friend had a CTM640 and I had a GT65. Although it was of course more amazing for games, I never wanted one, as it was horrible to program in Basic.

Attached a picture from a magazine tape, that I loaded earlier today.
Title: Re: 1984/1985 - CPC 464 Computing magazine
Post by: Gryzor on 19:22, 05 May 21
Huh, I definitely don't remember it that bad but I don't have one on display right now to check! Is it really like that for everyone?
Title: Re: 1984/1985 - CPC 464 Computing magazine
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 09:32, 06 May 21
When I was typing a large amount of text I used white text/black background or orange text/black background as I found the default colours to be irritating after a 1/2 hour or so.
Title: Re: 1984/1985 - CPC 464 Computing magazine
Post by: Gryzor on 09:37, 06 May 21
I was very young. After getting to know green on green only too well, I marveled at yellow on blue any chance I got.
Title: Re: 1984/1985 - CPC 464 Computing magazine
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 07:59, 20 May 21
Issue 6
Games reviewed:

1. Confuzion by Incentive Software
2. Mr. Freeze by Firebird
3. The Wild Bunch by Firebird

Also reviewed:
1. Screen Designer by Amsoft
2. Zapo Assembler by Hewson Consultants

I show each page for just a few seconds so if you see something of interest pause the video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdaN0C1R-fM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdaN0C1R-fM)

With thanks to @Urusergi (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=923)

Links:

http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Cpc_464_computing (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Cpc_464_computing)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incentive_Software (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incentive_Software)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telecomsoft (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telecomsoft)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amsoft (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amsoft)

https://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/AMSOFT (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/AMSOFT)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hewson_Consultants (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hewson_Consultants)

https://cpcrulez.fr/info-argus_press.htm (https://cpcrulez.fr/info-argus_press.htm)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argus_Press (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argus_Press)


Not emulated - original hardware and software.

Please note that  the aspect ratio for this YouTube video is 16:9 but the CPC monitor
has an aspect ratio of 4:3 so you may wish to adjust your viewing device accordingly.
Title: Re: 1984/1985 - CPC 464 Computing magazine
Post by: Gryzor on 12:39, 20 May 21
Oh they discovered mode 2!!!
Title: Re: 1984/1985 - CPC 464 Computing magazine
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 11:39, 06 June 21
Issue 7 of the tape based commercial magazine.

Reviewed:

1. The Rocky Horror Picture Show by CRL

2. Font 464 by HISOFT

This issue contains a good version of Connect 4 for the CPC.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqRDtdFz6m0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqRDtdFz6m0)


With thanks to @Urusergi (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=923).

Links:

http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Cpc_464_computing (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Cpc_464_computing)

https://cpcrulez.fr/info-argus_press.htm (https://cpcrulez.fr/info-argus_press.htm)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argus_Press (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argus_Press)

https://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/CRL (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/CRL)

http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Hisoft (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Hisoft)


Not emulated - original hardware and software.

Please note that  the aspect ratio for this YouTube video is 16:9 but the CPC monitor
has an aspect ratio of 4:3 so you may wish to adjust your viewing device accordingly.
Title: Re: 1984/1985 - CPC 464 Computing magazine
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 19:32, 13 June 21

Issue 8 of the tape based commercial magazine.


With thanks to @Urusergi (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=923)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKcNtKvSHRU



Links:


http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Cpc_464_computing


https://cpcrulez.fr/info-argus_press.htm


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argus_Press




Not emulated - original hardware and software.


Please note that  the aspect ratio for this YouTube video is 16:9 but the CPC monitor
has an aspect ratio of 4:3 so you may wish to adjust your viewing device accordingly.

Title: Re: 1984/1985 - CPC 464 Computing magazine
Post by: Maniac on 23:37, 13 June 21
For anyone that might interested in owning one of these issues I have issue 3 for sale at the moment - http://ebay.us/Mv9iFy?cmpnId=5338273189 (http://ebay.us/Mv9iFy?cmpnId=5338273189)
Title: Re: 1984/1985 - CPC 464 Computing magazine
Post by: Gryzor on 10:37, 14 June 21
A pretty interesting item!