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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.