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CPC Disczines
« on: 18:09, 26 January 20 »
Video 1 - EuroWACCI issue 1 (1997)

This is the first of a series of videos which will cover Disczines from the UK and Europe from the 80's and 90's.

Disc Side A - EuroWACCI - 1:12 to 17:23

Disc Side B - Four games - 18:40 to 29:24

Remember that this is a "disc magazine" - so no flashy graphics or music. However, other Disczines took a different approach and I hope to show some of them in the later videos. To reduce the length of this video I scroll thru each text page at a fast pace, so when you want to read a particular page - Quickly hit the PAUSE button!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diXjWqre-8E


With thanks to @tjohnson

Links:

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

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

WACCI Links:

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

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

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: CPC Disczines on YouTube
« Reply #1 on: 22:44, 26 January 20 »
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Re: CPC Disczines on YouTube
« Reply #2 on: 18:55, 30 January 20 »
Video 2 - Bad Mag 2.1 (1993)

German Disczine (in German and English) by Crown of BENG!

Side A - Side B will be shown in a later video.

To reduce the length of this video I scroll thru each text page at a fast pace, so when you want to read a particular page - Quickly hit the PAUSE button!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ka9G0vBurLg

Links:

https://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/BENG!

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

https://cpcrulez.fr/demostestDM_bad_mag_2.htm

https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=8244

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Please note that the aspect ratio for this YouTube video is 16:9 but the CPC monitor

hasan aspect ratio of 4:3 so you may wish to adjust your viewing device accordingly.
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Re: CPC Disczines on YouTube
« Reply #3 on: 19:49, 03 February 20 »
Video 3 - 1998 - The second issue of the EuroWACCI disczine


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wu5BaWW72uw&t=23s

To reduce the length of this video I scroll thru each text page at a fast pace, so when you want to read a particular page - Quickly hit the PAUSE button!

Links:

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

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


WACCI Links:

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

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

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: CPC Disczines on YouTube
« Reply #4 on: 17:46, 27 February 20 »
Video 4 - French Disczine RUNSTRAD from 1992.

I think this is a disc supplement to issue 33 of the magazine but I'm not 100%
If anyone has any info on this please share!

Each page is composed of four screen files totalling over 40K in size.

An excellent mix of text and graphics, just a pity my schoolboy French isn't up to the task of translation.


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


With thanks to @tjohnson


Links:
https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=staff


https://cpcrulez.fr/demostestPM_runstrad.htm

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: CPC Disczines on YouTube
« Reply #5 on: 09:24, 03 March 20 »
Video 5 - "Another World" - Text only UK Disczine from 1994 by  Richard Avery and David Liggins


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

Links:
https://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/WACCI

http://www.wacci.org.uk/

https://www.genesis8bit.fr/frontend/zines.php

https://cpcrulez.fr/auteur-richard_avery.htm

https://cpcrulez.fr/demostestDM_another_world_1.htm

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Re: CPC Disczines on YouTube
« Reply #6 on: 14:10, 04 March 20 »
Video 4 - French Disczine RUNSTRAD from 1992.

I think this is a disc supplement to issue 33 of the magazine but I'm not 100%
If anyone has any info on this please share!

Each page is composed of four screen files totalling over 40K in size.

An excellent mix of text and graphics, just a pity my schoolboy French isn't up to the task of translation.


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

That's pretty interesting!

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Re: CPC Disczines on YouTube
« Reply #7 on: 08:08, 30 March 20 »
Video 6 - UK Disczine "IMPACT!" released in May 1994.
Mostly text with a little graphics with a nice little tune from the "MUNSTERS" CPC game(?)

Please Note - Normally I would record a video, review it and then record a 2nd video removing anything too personal, uninteresting or boring. 
This video was recorded about a month ago and C-19 means I'm stuck outside Glasgow so no 2nd vid is possible - now having said that I would suggest jumping the portion of the video from 3:20 to 6:12 as the short stories displayed are not very interesting.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kx-KEQbNSm0

With thanks to @tjohnson

Links:

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

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

https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=staff&stafftype=1&lenom=Tom%20DEAN

https://cpcrulez.fr/demostestDM_impact_3.htm

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: CPC Disczines
« Reply #8 on: 08:55, 20 June 20 »
Video 7 - Issue 1 of Ovation - Greek disczine from 1996


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCZmgXkSD5w

Links:

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

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


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Re: CPC Disczines
« Reply #9 on: 13:08, 20 June 20 »
Wow, that Runstrad 'zine looks amazing. It's the kind of "messy design that actually looks quite fab" punk 'zine look that I always associate with print zines, only in disk form. I'll have to tone up my French so I can read it properly! :D

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Re: CPC Disczines
« Reply #10 on: 19:22, 20 June 20 »
I hadn't thought about it like that but you're right it does have that "Sniffin' Glue" vibe :)


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sniffin%27_Glue


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Re: CPC Disczines
« Reply #11 on: 09:45, 26 June 20 »
Video 8 - Issue one of Disc Full


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ys2Ahu830Fk

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Re: CPC Disczines
« Reply #12 on: 11:57, 26 June 20 »
Boy that font is hard to read...

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Re: CPC Disczines
« Reply #13 on: 22:25, 26 June 20 »
Hard to read? But it's eyetest.ttf, the default font on Windows Phones! ;)

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Re: CPC Disczines
« Reply #14 on: 07:25, 27 June 20 »
Yea diskmags has to be pleasant for the eyes, so font matters a lot.

I really like how it was done in Ovation #6. That's how I'd do it myself if I ever made a diskmag (on the CPC). One plain colour + a shadow, in two columns  - and make it possible for the user to change colours.

But: Nowadays I (still) feel that diskmags ought to be on blu-ray because it allows for so much more diverse content and it can run almost anywhere.  :)

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Re: CPC Disczines
« Reply #15 on: 13:04, 27 June 20 »
Nowadays I (still) feel that diskmags ought to be on blu-ray....
This has got me thinking... Has anyone hooked up a Blu-Ray drive to a CPC? Possible with an IDE interface and a SATA to IDE adapter? I imagine a CD-ROM drive must have been done at some point?
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Issue 3 available to pre-order now, out 16th June - http://www.cpcfanzine.com

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Re: CPC Disczines
« Reply #16 on: 15:25, 27 June 20 »
This has got me thinking... Has anyone hooked up a Blu-Ray drive to a CPC? Possible with an IDE interface and a SATA to IDE adapter? I imagine a CD-ROM drive must have been done at some point?
8-Bit Memoirs CPC blu-ray edition?

I think for a CPC version of something like 8-bit Memoirs, it would make more sense to make a dedicated cartridge.

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Re: CPC Disczines
« Reply #17 on: Yesterday at 12:38 »
Video 9(A) - FANZAN issue 5

UK Disczine from 1992.
This video is side A of the disc - a video for side B (the PD "goodies") will be posted in a day or so.

The content is well written and informative with a good balance between games and serious software.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puU-vM4vzFU

With thanks to @tjohnson

Links:

Side A
https://cpcrulez.fr/demostestDM_fanzam_5-cpc_enthusiast_s_fanzine_4.htm

https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=staff&stafftype=1&lenom=Matthew%20HALL
https://cpcrulez.fr/auteur-jez.htm


Side B
https://cpcrulez.fr/GamesTest/pipe_crazy.htm

https://cpcrulez.fr/auteur-claude_le_moullec.htm

https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=fr&u=https://amstrad.eu/claude-le-moullec-aligator/&prev=search&pto=aue
https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=fr&u=https://amstrad.eu/claude-le-moullec-aligator/&prev=search&pto=aue

https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=staff&lenom=Claude%20Le%20MOULLEC

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: CPC Disczines
« Reply #18 on: Yesterday at 13:19 »
That's a nice fanzine. It's too bad I never knew about these back in the day...

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Re: CPC Disczines
« Reply #19 on: Yesterday at 14:37 »
That's a nice fanzine. It's too bad I never knew about these back in the day...


The same here - how I missed this one back then (and being in the UK) I simply don't know. I had never read this until yesterday.

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Re: CPC Disczines
« Reply #20 on: Yesterday at 14:44 »
Oh, I meant in general. I don't think I ever saw a diskzine back in my teens to be honest. Possibly on my ST later on...