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1984/1985 - CPC 464 Computing magazine
« 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

With many thanks to @Urusergi and @Zoe Robinson 

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

Links:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
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Re: 1984 - Issue 1 of CPC 464 Computing magazine
« Reply #1 on: 10:06, 19 April 21 »
Early stuff is always interesting, even if you can't handle it for more than 30 seconds :D

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Re: 1984 - Issue 1 of CPC 464 Computing magazine
« Reply #2 on: 10:10, 19 April 21 »
When you get the time, look thru the links :)

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Re: 1984 - CPC 464 Computing magazine
« Reply #3 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.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.
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Re: 1984 - CPC 464 Computing magazine
« Reply #4 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!

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Re: 1984 - CPC 464 Computing magazine
« Reply #5 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.

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Re: 1984/1985 - CPC 464 Computing magazine
« Reply #6 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.youtube.com/watch?v=jbr5XZmmt9E

Links:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
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Re: 1984/1985 - CPC 464 Computing magazine
« Reply #7 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

With thanks to @Urusergi            i


Links:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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Re: 1984/1985 - CPC 464 Computing magazine
« Reply #8 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.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.

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Re: 1984/1985 - CPC 464 Computing magazine
« Reply #9 on: 12:22, 05 May 21 »
You'd think that at £5 they could afford to switch to mode 2... :D

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Re: 1984/1985 - CPC 464 Computing magazine
« Reply #10 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.

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Re: 1984/1985 - CPC 464 Computing magazine
« Reply #11 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...

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Re: 1984/1985 - CPC 464 Computing magazine
« Reply #12 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.

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Re: 1984/1985 - CPC 464 Computing magazine
« Reply #13 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?

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Re: 1984/1985 - CPC 464 Computing magazine
« Reply #14 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.

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Re: 1984/1985 - CPC 464 Computing magazine
« Reply #15 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.