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Title: Old magazines with technical content
Post by: Hicks on 14:56, 05 July 21
In France, in the late 1980s and early 1990s, some magazines offered programming articles with technical content. I am thinking in particular of those written by Logon System in Amstrad 100%.

I was wondering if other magazines in Germany, Spain, Greece, England, Denmark, or elsewhere, had experienced something equivalent (articles on CRTC, Gate Array, FDC, etc.). I know for example that Elsmsoft had published a famous article in CPC-AI about CRTC & splitting, and that this was the main reference for many coders. Any memories? Articles by Thriller, MCS, BSC, etc.?
Thanks for helping!
Title: Re: Old magazines with technical content
Post by: GUNHED on 17:17, 05 July 21
There was an article from TFM in the CPC-AI in which he illuminated the new features of the 6128plus. Guess end of 1992.
Title: Re: Old magazines with technical content
Post by: Skunkfish on 17:52, 05 July 21
Ah, I remember TFM. We don't see him around here much anymore....  ;)
Title: Re: Old magazines with technical content
Post by: GUNHED on 18:11, 05 July 21
Congratulations to 700 posts!  :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
Title: Re: Old magazines with technical content
Post by: Axelay on 16:24, 06 July 21
The very short lived CPC Attack sort of ran a series called 'demo time', by ChaRleyTroniC I think?  When they managed to actually print the article and not just list it in the index.  I vaguely recall it talking about rasters on one occasion.


I also read about using R3 for horizontal scrolling in a magazine - I feel sure it was an issue of TAU, but I haven't been able to locate it yet, so possibly I am mistaken.  But I remember thinking it was unusual for the mag in question to be featuring an article so technical and it felt likely to have been something 'republished' from another source, so it seems the most likely candidate.  I'll see if I can dig up the issue on the weekend.

Title: Re: Old magazines with technical content
Post by: ChaRleyTroniC on 22:43, 25 July 21
Yeah, I did a couple of things for CPC Attack! and (once) Amstrad Computer User. Pretty basic though, certainly simpler than the stuff Logon System were doing in ACPC. We occasionally touched on some of that in Techy Forum in AA too.
Title: Re: Old magazines with technical content
Post by: Hicks on 00:50, 20 December 21
Sorry for this late reaction (just 5 months...), but thanks to Gunhed, CharleyTronic and Axelay for your responses!
I'm now looking for the issues of these magazines to read these articles :)
If you have any memories about this, it will save me some time!
Title: Re: Old magazines with technical content
Post by: Axelay on 12:58, 22 December 21
Sorry, I wasn't able to find the article I mentioned before, but I'm not sure I was able to find every mag I have.  I should have a chance to go through my magazines more thoroughly in late January, if that's any help.  Also, it might be the article was in one of the issues my brother bought.  If I get a chance over Christmas I'll ask if he still has his old mags and take a look through them if he does.
Title: Re: Old magazines with technical content
Post by: GUNHED on 16:29, 27 December 21
In the CPC Amstrad International (German magazine) in the issue 4 of 1992 I published an article about the new features of the 6128plus computers, I hacked that all by myself, but I didn't know about the copper code. So here is what I found out and what got published (of course since the Arnold 5 document, that's all obsolete, especially today anyway):

Title: Re: Old magazines with technical content
Post by: xesrjb on 10:40, 28 December 21
There was an article from TFM in the CPC-AI in which he illuminated the new features of the 6128plus. Guess end of 1992.
TFM was one of the best here…


xesrjb
Title: Re: Old magazines with technical content
Post by: GUNHED on 15:46, 28 December 21
TFM was one of the best here…
xesrjb
Haha, only if he was the only one.  :P :laugh: :) :) :)
Title: Re: Old magazines with technical content
Post by: Axelay on 11:12, 31 December 21
I have found the magazine issue where I read about using R3 for scrolling.  It was the Australian TAU mag, March 87.  Scans here.  Pages 56-58.  Sadly no credit or author of the article is provided.


Okay, killed the link, it's doing it's random thing, so I'll just put it here:
https://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/The_Amstrad_User_-_Issue_26_(_Mar._87_)
Title: Re: Old magazines with technical content
Post by: lmimmfn on 14:29, 31 December 21
I have found the magazine issue where I read about using R3 for scrolling.  It was the Australian TAU mag, March 87.  Scans here.  Pages 56-58.  Sadly no credit or author of the article is provided.


Okay, killed the link, it's doing it's random thing, so I'll just put it here:
https://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/The_Amstrad_User_-_Issue_26_(_Mar._87_ (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/The_Amstrad_User_-_Issue_26_(_Mar._87_))
Im curious now :), can you upload the scans somewhere? theres nothing at the cpcwiki link.
Title: Re: Old magazines with technical content
Post by: pelrun on 14:37, 31 December 21
The link text is correct, the anchor is wrong - it leaves off the "_)" at the end. Add it and you'll get to the scans.