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Title: WACCI issues
Post by: Gryzor on 13:51, 19 April 16
Hey guys,


Does anyone know if there's a complete archive of scanned WACCIs anywhere?
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: Zoe Robinson on 15:42, 19 April 16
Sadly, not as far as I can see. I'll scan the one issue I think I still have if it will help start a collection.
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: Gryzor on 16:04, 19 April 16
Hm, it'd be strange not to have a complete archive... then again it's a lot of work!


I think I do have some issues somewhere, I'll have a look.
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: andycadley on 19:55, 19 April 16
I think the problem is that Brian(possibly???) who was in charge of WACCI still saw it as a going concern for a long time (certainly throughout the csa8 days and possibly longer) and was reluctant to allow anyone to reproduce it as he was still selling back issues.

No idea if that's still the case or indeed whether he'd already have digital versions of them.
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: AMSDOS on 03:53, 20 April 16
What I miss is their extensive Software Archive :(


I saw a brief description of their archive, but no archive to complement it, which makes it a real tease! :(
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: CraigsBar on 23:56, 20 April 16
I think I have a couple of late issues here. I'll dig them out.
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: AMSDOS on 01:42, 21 April 16
I think I have a couple of late issues here. I'll dig them out.


I think most of the late issues are already online, the issues I have are 85,103,104,105,139 & 140.I have a paper copy of 135 somewhere, though I see issues 82-87 & 107 are online as well.  :D 
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: CPCOxygen on 01:57, 21 April 16
Surely between all of us we got enough issues for the whole collection? We could pool our efforts and scan them all  :o
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: CPC_Fan on 20:09, 24 April 16
I used to subscribe to WACCI from issue 51 to about issue 90 something roughly. Unfortunately I sold them all, along with the first CPC 6128 that I had and my other hardware and software collection  :o :o  :doh:  :(

It's a decision that I regret and with hindsight, I wouldn't have made...

Personally thought that it was a great fanzine and I did contribute to it a few times. Would love it if somehow a group of us could scan as many issues of it as possible and put up an archive online somewhere.
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: Zoe Robinson on 00:09, 25 April 16
Turns out I've got 2 copies of WACCI, not just one. Still not a lot, but it's something. :)
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: ivarf on 00:35, 25 April 16
Worth reading?
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: Gryzor on 15:32, 25 April 16
All issues I've read were great... a real joy to read.


Strange nobody has them all; I would offer to pay for postage and have them scanned, actually!



Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: CPC_Fan on 23:28, 26 April 16
Turns out I've got 2 copies of WACCI, not just one. Still not a lot, but it's something. :)


Hi Zoe. What issue numbers are they? Any chance that you could scan them and put them online somewhere? If not would you be able to send them to me, so that I can try and scan them and put them online somewhere?
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: CPC_Fan on 23:31, 26 April 16
I think I have a couple of late issues here. I'll dig them out.


Any luck finding them at all Craig?
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: Zoe Robinson on 00:54, 27 April 16

Hi Zoe. What issue numbers are they? Any chance that you could scan them and put them online somewhere?


They are issues 52 and 127. Quite far apart, I know. It makes me think I may have some of the inbetween issues hanging around somewhere; although given that I seem to have lost every cassette I've ever owned during one of my many house moves while at uni, it's quite possible these inbetween issues have disappeared the same way.


I'll scan them when I get some free time; which is probably going to be after the local elections (5th of May, for those who aren't well versed on UK politics).
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: CPC_Fan on 01:13, 27 April 16
That would be great if you could scan them Zoe when you have got the time. Of course if you find anymore in the meantime, that would be good as well.


Yeah I know what you mean about moving. I've done it 4 times since 2006 and two of those moves were only 2 years apart...  :o :o
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: CraigsBar on 07:31, 27 April 16

Any luck finding them at all Craig?
I am in Florida (for work) this week. So a little but separated from my CPC magazine collection. I'll take a look once I get back.. And have got some sleep.
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: arnoldemu on 15:58, 27 April 16
Has permission been asked to scan WACCI issues?
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: Gryzor on 11:11, 28 April 16
Has permission been asked to scan WACCI issues?


Oops... awkward. I guess we should!!!


Anyone knows the particulars?  Brian Watson seems to be still offering subscriptions (http://www.wacci.org.uk/subscriptions.html) - can that really be?
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: arnoldemu on 11:29, 28 April 16

Oops... awkward. I guess we should!!!


Anyone knows the particulars?  Brian Watson seems to be still offering subscriptions (http://www.wacci.org.uk/subscriptions.html) - can that really be?
I don't think there are any published or any active subscriptions but do e-mail him.
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: Gryzor on 11:35, 28 April 16
Yeah, I don't think so either - last issue is from 13 years ago according to the issues on the site... I will contact him in a few :)
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: Gryzor on 12:02, 28 April 16
*sigh* Brian's address is not working any more... :( Any ideas?
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: robcfg on 12:27, 28 April 16
LinkedIn, maybe?
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: Gryzor on 16:35, 28 April 16
Hm, actually I sent an email to Richard, too. Didn't bounce, let's see! I'll search on LI if no reply...
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: CPC_Fan on 21:11, 28 April 16
I suppose we should ask for permission really. However I think that it's going to be hard to get in touch via email with Brian or anyone formally involved with WACCI in most cases, as Gryzor has already found out  :(


I used to be in touch with former editor John Bowley on a fairly regular basis. Unfortunately I haven't been in contact with him for a number of years now, so I don't if he still lives at the same address or whether he would remember me or not if I did try and get in contact with him again.
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: CPC_Fan on 21:13, 28 April 16
I am in Florida (for work) this week. So a little but separated from my CPC magazine collection. I'll take a look once I get back.. And have got some sleep.


That's ok Craig no worries.
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: arnoldemu on 21:27, 28 April 16
I suppose we should ask for permission really.
This is a Brian Watson from the same part of the country:
Brian Watson (@Image_Bus) | Twitter (https://twitter.com/image_bus)

I am confident this is his company:

Brian Watson Retail Ltd

And he is a director of:

Adec (Arts Development In East Cambridgeshire) | DueDil (https://www.duedil.com/company/02999055/adec-arts-development-in-east-cambridgeshire)

Look a bit more closely ;)

Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: CPC_Fan on 21:59, 28 April 16
Thanks for the info arnoldemu. I am not on twitter. Maybe someone who is, could try and tweet him and see if it is indeed the Brian Watson from WACCI?
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: Gryzor on 09:11, 29 April 16
Richard Fairhurst was kind enough to get back to me very quickly, he gave me a couple of emails of other editors though he said he can't imagine why anyone would limit the effort. Still, I think it'd be nice to try and get as much approval as possible; indeed I can't imagine anyone would object, but this doesn't mean we shouldn't try and ascertain that...


Unfortunately, though, the hard part seems actually *getting* the issues. I'll try to dig up mine...
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: CPC_Fan on 16:17, 29 April 16
That's good news Gryzor. I tried to telephone John Bowley last night on the last known telephone number for him. Alas I was unsuccessful, as all I kept getting was a message say "the number that you have called has not been recognised". So it would appear that he has changed his number.

I am happy to help out with the scanning of issues if needs be.
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: Gryzor on 11:54, 30 April 16
Thanks for trying to contact any of the editors; the more we reach, the better...


Ok, I dug out my issues. Not too many:
86,87, 88, 89 (two copies for some reason),90,91,92,93, 94, 95, 96, 97,98, 99,100,101,102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 110, 112.


136-138 are online in HTML and 139-140 in PDF format.


Not a bad start... anyone else?
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: CPC_Fan on 21:23, 30 April 16
That's ok Gryzor. It would be nice to be able to get back in touch with John anyway if I could. The only other option would be to write to him I guess.


Sounds like you have a good collection of WACCI issues there. It would be good to see them online if at all possible. I wish that I didn't sell all mine off when I did  :(
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: Gryzor on 19:35, 01 May 16
I just did a test scan of #86. Take a look and tell me what you guys think. Not a permanent link, preview purposes only... I won't do any more until we have tried to get permission.


WACCI 86 - 199502.pdf (19,00 MB) - uploaded.net (http://ul.to/0mv85pto)
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: CPC_Fan on 20:52, 01 May 16
Hi Gryzor. I can't seem to download the test scan of #86 from the link. Don't know if I am doing anything wrong or not? Also the page is in German, which doesn't help me, as I only speak English (Sorry).

I have also noticed that issues 82,83,84,85,86,87,103,104,105 and 107 are already on the CPC Wiki anyway. So out of the issues that you have, the following need to be scanned, once we have got permission: 88,89,90,91,92,93,94,95,96,97,98,98,99,100,101,102,106,108,110 and 112.
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: pelrun on 22:11, 01 May 16
I just did a test scan of #86. Take a look and tell me what you guys think.
Stick a piece of black paper or card behind the page before you scan, it'll hide the faint image of the other side of the page. That'll help the download size as well, I'd think.
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: Gryzor on 10:54, 02 May 16
@CPC_fan : the file is there. I don't know why Uploaded is giving you the German version, but basically there are two big buttons on the page, the first (grey) one being the Free Download (30 seconds wait) and the second (blue) is for account holders.


Ha, I had forgotten there are some online already! Cripes!


@pelrun (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1106) : the faint image is from the reverse side, not from the next sheet, so I'm not sure if a black card will help to tell you the truth...?


By the way, I also got permission (and a few pointers) from a very kind Steve Williams (who apparently still signs his emails with "Sent from my Amstrad CPC464" :) ). I was wondering, what if we could find the original dtp files? Would it be possible to print out to a file and convert to pdf or images? Would it be worth it to ask any editors I locate?
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: AMSDOS on 13:21, 02 May 16

@pelrun (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1106) : the faint image is from the reverse side, not from the next sheet, so I'm not sure if a black card will help to tell you the truth...?





I think @pelrun (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1106) meant blank.
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: Gryzor on 13:22, 02 May 16

I think @pelrun (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1106) meant blank.


Same difference.
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: AMSDOS on 13:23, 02 May 16

Same difference.


Except blank isn't black.
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: Gryzor on 13:24, 02 May 16
For the purposes we're talking here the result is the same.
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: AMSDOS on 13:35, 02 May 16
For the purposes we're talking here the result is the same.


No worries, just checking.  :)
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: CPC_Fan on 14:08, 02 May 16
@CPC_fan : the file is there. I don't know why Uploaded is giving you the German version, but basically there are two big buttons on the page, the first (grey) one being the Free Download (30 seconds wait) and the second (blue) is for account holders.


Ha, I had forgotten there are some online already! Cripes!


@pelrun (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1106) : the faint image is from the reverse side, not from the next sheet, so I'm not sure if a black card will help to tell you the truth...?


By the way, I also got permission (and a few pointers) from a very kind Steve Williams (who apparently still signs his emails with "Sent from my Amstrad CPC464" :) ). I was wondering, what if we could find the original dtp files? Would it be possible to print out to a file and convert to pdf or images? Would it be worth it to ask any editors I locate?

Still seem to be having problems getting it to download on my main pc for some reason. Still it doesn't really matter anyway, as that issue is already online anyway.

Good to hear that Steve Williams has got back to you and given permission as well. With regard to the original dtp files. I know that a good number of issues were actually produced on a CPC using Protext, Prospell, Promerge and MicroDesign Plus. At one point I even had a replica of this set up, bar the printer that was used, with my original 6128, until I sold it off with all my other CPC stuff. I'm not sure if it would even be possible to print these out using a modern pc and then converting to a pdf or images? Come to that, I don't even know if the original files still exist or who might have them? Might be worth trying Paul Dwerryhouse or John Bowley, if anybody can get hold of them. Brain Watson might also be worth a try.
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: pelrun on 16:13, 02 May 16
Guys, I meant exactly what I said.  :picard2:


A black (opposite of white) card placed behind the page you're scanning will hide the faint image from the reverse side of the page. Because the scanner light is extremely bright, it shines through the paper, is reflected off the surface behind the page, and back through the paper to the image sensor. That little bit of extra light highlights the image on the other side of the page. If you put black paper behind it, then most of the light that gets through the paper is absorbed, and the reverse image is much less obvious.


This is a *very* well known scanning technique; try it before assuming I misunderstood something :)
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: remax on 16:31, 02 May 16
It is possible to print a file to PDF using an emulator.
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: CraigsBar on 17:17, 02 May 16
I just did a test scan of #86. Take a look and tell me what you guys think. Not a permanent link, preview purposes only... I won't do any more until we have tried to get permission.


WACCI 86 - 199502.pdf (19,00 MB) - uploaded.net (http://ul.to/0mv85pto)
Except the download does not work from these sh**ty online pay for download services on many android browsers. Any chance of uploading it somewhere sane?
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: Gryzor on 18:48, 02 May 16
@pelrun (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1106) : ahhhh I see now :) Well, apologies, never did much scanning! I'll try to procure a black card or something - which is such a trivial little thing, but you actually have to go into a store or something!


@CraigsBar (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=482) : ul.to works on my mobile whenever I have tried it. Come on, I just did it as a test... (and I just tried downloading with Flynx, of all browsers :D Works like a charm)
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: Audronic on 02:29, 03 May 16
"" Any chance of uploading it somewhere sane?  ""
Please
Ray
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: AMSDOS on 09:54, 03 May 16
Guys, I meant exactly what I said.  :picard2:


A black (opposite of white) card placed behind the page you're scanning will hide the faint image from the reverse side of the page. Because the scanner light is extremely bright, it shines through the paper, is reflected off the surface behind the page, and back through the paper to the image sensor. That little bit of extra light highlights the image on the other side of the page. If you put black paper behind it, then most of the light that gets through the paper is absorbed, and the reverse image is much less obvious.


Cool, I'll try that out sometime.
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: Gryzor on 11:28, 03 May 16
@remax (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=314) : well, it's possible to output/print to a file, I'm sure you can manipulate it to create a PDF afterwards; that's why I was asking...


Everyone who, for SOME reason can't be bothered to wait 30 seconds to download a file or can't click a button: cpcwiki.eu/WACCI 86 - 199502.pdf . Going to delete it soon.
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: TFM on 18:50, 03 May 16
18 seconds. Thanks!  :)
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: Clive Bellaby on 16:34, 04 May 16
I have a set of WACCI magazines from issue 1 onwards, it should be a full set, there may be one or two of the final issues missing. These can be delivered locally (East Midlands Area, England) or posted to an agreed location if it will help. I have no problem with any of the articles I wrote, or any of the magazines I produced being copied to, and distributed by an electronic format (or similar) for distribution to CPC enthusiasts. The only restriction, is as usual, these should not be used by commercial, for profit use.

There should be a complete set of the public domain software somewhere, there is probably a reference to it in one of the magazines. This software was, and still is public domain, and again it can be distributed freely, but not for profit.

I may be able to get some of the magazines transferred to electronic format, with a selection from PDF, TIFF, JPEG or XPS.

It would be nice to be able to remove the spelling, punctuation and context errors at the same time, but even with todays technology this is not practical.

I miss the early computers, they were fun, slow and clumsy, but who cares, they were fun.

"Uncle" Clive (Bellaby)

Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: CraigsBar on 20:49, 06 May 16
OK. I have to following issues..

88, 110, 127, 128, 133, 134, 135, 137 and 138
 Is anyone keeping a masterlist of those that are missing? It looks like I may need to scan only a couple.
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: Gryzor on 20:08, 07 May 16
I have a set of WACCI magazines from issue 1 onwards, it should be a full set, there may be one or two of the final issues missing. These can be delivered locally (East Midlands Area, England) or posted to an agreed location if it will help. I have no problem with any of the articles I wrote, or any of the magazines I produced being copied to, and distributed by an electronic format (or similar) for distribution to CPC enthusiasts. The only restriction, is as usual, these should not be used by commercial, for profit use.

There should be a complete set of the public domain software somewhere, there is probably a reference to it in one of the magazines. This software was, and still is public domain, and again it can be distributed freely, but not for profit.

I may be able to get some of the magazines transferred to electronic format, with a selection from PDF, TIFF, JPEG or XPS.

It would be nice to be able to remove the spelling, punctuation and context errors at the same time, but even with todays technology this is not practical.

I miss the early computers, they were fun, slow and clumsy, but who cares, they were fun.

"Uncle" Clive (Bellaby)


This is just superb indeed... thanks so much, Clive, for posting here!


Unfortunately I'm nowhere near Midlands,I'm in Greece, so postage to and fro would be rather hefty, but I think it's worth it...


Also, thanks for your permission, too :) It's amazing that you have all of them issues (though not all of them are needed). If you could register for an account here so I can contact you or if you could send me a message to: [attachimg=1] it'd be great. It'll be a long and slow job, but I'm confident I can make it...


Regarding spelling errors, I don't really think it'd be that nice. Original material should not be touched, if you ask me :) OCRing it is another thing, and yes, it'd be nice, but can also be done at a second stage.


When you say you can transfer them to electronic format, how do you mean it? Use the original files or scan them?


Thanks again for taking the time to post!


@Craigsbar : I'll make such a list :)





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Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: Peter Ceresole on 22:59, 07 May 16
Okay, I’ve had a rummage.
I have the following WACCIs.

39
28
34
31
35
36
37
38
40
41
42
303
44
45
46
47
48
62
61
60
59
58
56
55
54
52
53
51
50
49
94

Thy’re not in order- sorry. But they’re all here.
I really don't have the energy to scan them all and post them, but the physical copies are here and anybody who would like to collect them in South East London (SE220LN) is welcome to them.
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: CraigsBar on 02:00, 08 May 16

This is just superb indeed... thanks so much, Clive, for posting here!


Unfortunately I'm nowhere near Midlands,I'm in Greece, so postage to and fro would be rather hefty, but I think it's worth it...


Also, thanks for your permission, too :) It's amazing that you have all of them issues (though not all of them are needed). If you could register for an account here so I can contact you or if you could send me a message to: [attachimg=1] it'd be great. It'll be a long and slow job, but I'm confident I can make it...


Regarding spelling errors, I don't really think it'd be that nice. Original material should not be touched, if you ask me :) OCRing it is another thing, and yes, it'd be nice, but can also be done at a second stage.


When you say you can transfer them to electronic format, how do you mean it? Use the original files or scan them?


Thanks again for taking the time to post!


@Craigsbar : I'll make such a list :)


2 awesome posts. :) Let me know which you need scanning of those few I have and the'll e donated to the cause. I am a but closer to you Clive (Ireland) but still not exaclt local. :)


Craig
 
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: Cpcmaniaco on 11:30, 08 May 16
I have from 30 to the last issue.
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: Gryzor on 11:35, 08 May 16
@Peter: Thanks for getting on board :) I will reply to your email separately, for now I just wanted to ask, which issue is actually "303"? I'm compiling a list of known existing issues, you see...


@Cpcmaniaco (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=23) : sweeeeeet!!!! So that's #30-140?


I'm uploading the list I'm making in a few minutes!
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: Gryzor on 11:42, 08 May 16
Ok, I've uploaded the list. Suddenly things are looking much rosier.


Now we have to find who's willing to do some scanning. I can do it all myself, as I said before, but we should at least know and coordinate it - if someone has some and is willing to scan them, or lives near someone who has them and can do it, and so on.
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: Zoe Robinson on 15:54, 08 May 16
I'll scan the two I mentioned earlier some time today and upload to Dropbox. I'll post a link when they are ready.
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: Gryzor on 17:02, 08 May 16
Thanks, Zoe!


Erm, I forgot to post the link: WACCI issues.xlsx - Google Sheets (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_XJAt-xB2FerYJFc78WDLQD6AWPB6_Ds2h436DrwakE/edit?usp=sharing)
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: Zoe Robinson on 17:24, 08 May 16
I've scanned issue 127 and it's available to download by clicking here (https://www.dropbox.com/s/r9l2bh1vsjeqo5h/WACCI%20127.zip?dl=0).


Please note that it is in zipped JPG format, as I've not had time to compile it into a PDF. Some of the pages are also not the best scans ever, and I've not had time to re-scan them.
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: Gryzor on 17:32, 08 May 16
They're generally very good; some are a bit faint but you can read them just fine. Some are tilted but I think all text is visible. Is the cover really page 2?


Thanks, Zoe, much appreciated!!


I've updated the list to reflect it as scanned :)
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: Zoe Robinson on 17:50, 08 May 16
No, apparently the scans aren't ordered in the usual number order - something has gone weird with the scanner.
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: Gryzor on 17:50, 08 May 16
Huh, got a mind of its own? :D
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: Zoe Robinson on 18:21, 08 May 16
Who knows. Could be something to do with having scanned these in 3 parts.
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: ivarf on 20:16, 08 May 16
@remax (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=314) : well, it's possible to output/print to a file, I'm sure you can manipulate it to create a PDF afterwards; that's why I was asking...


Everyone who, for SOME reason can't be bothered to wait 30 seconds to download a file or can't click a button:  . Going to delete it soon.

The 30 second delayed download didn't work for me either using Android with Firefox. These downloads usually works well from a PC, I didn't have access to nthat this time. Your new wacci cpcwiki link worked fine. Thank you
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: CPC_Fan on 21:06, 08 May 16
Wow - I never expected that we would hear from the great "Uncle Clive" Bellaby. It's great to hear from you and I for one really appreciate your offer of making available all the WACCI issues that you have. Would be interesting and good to know where all the former WACCI PD library is and if indeed it does still exist? Any ideas? Also great to hear from Peter Ceresole as well, especially with the number of issues that he has.

As I have said before, I am more than willing to help out with the scanning if needed. I could possibly pick up the issues that Peter has and scan them, as my parents live in Essex, not too far from London, so I could probably arrange to tie in getting them with a visit to them as well. I would pick Clive's issues up as well, but the East Midlands area is probably a bit far from me in Kent to do that  :(  Alternatively maybe Clive would be willing to post them out to me, for me to copy, if we can come to some sort of arrangement on the postage?
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: robcfg on 21:43, 08 May 16
I think this is the kind of situation where the help from the members of the CPCWiki is required.


I'll be willing to contribute to the postage costs so you can get the issues and scan them.
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: CPC_Fan on 23:04, 08 May 16
That's a very kind off robcfg.
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: Gryzor on 10:17, 09 May 16
Indeed it is. It's getting a bit complicated with multiple sources and multiple scanners, but we'll get there :) Should we start a donation effort for the shipping costs now, or after the fact?
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: CPC_Fan on 13:44, 09 May 16
I'm sure that we will get there Gryzor. In fact personally I think that this is too important a project not to get there really. Maybe we should wait until I can arrange something with Clive to sort out the postage, before we go ahead with a donation effort. Have you got Clive's and Peter's email address by the way?
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: Gryzor on 14:13, 09 May 16
Yes, I got them both, but if you want to contact them I'd better ask them before giving them out... :)
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: CPC_Fan on 16:02, 09 May 16
No worries.  Yes it would probably be best to ask their permission to give me their email addresses. You could always pm them to me if they agree to it and don't want them put on a public forum.

I did have the pleasure of meeting Clive once. I don't know if he would remember me or not though.
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: Gryzor on 13:04, 10 May 16
Ah my mistake, I don't have Clive's address. I do have *an* address but he didn't reply to me, instead posting here, so maybe he saw the link elsewhere. But I emailed Peter and asked him for you.


By the way: another member here alerted me to the presence of more issues online, some 13 of them! Will check them out and update the list...
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: Zoe Robinson on 14:05, 10 May 16
I've updated the link for WACCI 127 and now all the pages are in the correct order: WACCI #127 (https://www.dropbox.com/s/r9l2bh1vsjeqo5h/WACCI%20127.zip?dl=0).


In addition, here is a zip of the JPG scans for issue 52: WACCI #52 (https://www.dropbox.com/s/hplg96s6xh6v3rc/WACCI%2052.zip?dl=0).


The scans for #127 still aren't perfect because I've just not had time to re-scan the skewed pages but I'll do that when I get a minute.


Also, I found this earlier - is this the 13 scanned issues you mentioned, (http://cpcrulez.fr/demostestPM_wacci__ACU.htm) @Gryzor (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1)?
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: Gryzor on 14:12, 10 May 16
Your JPG ZIP file is still uploading :) Thanks, Zoe! will add them to my 'repo' :)


And indeed, that was the link - decent quality at very low sizes, nicely done!
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: Zoe Robinson on 14:42, 10 May 16
It should be uploaded now.
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: CPC_Fan on 17:23, 10 May 16
Thanks for scanning those issues for us all Zoe and for posting the link. Think that I might need to buy some more printer paper very shortly...lol.
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: Zoe Robinson on 17:26, 10 May 16
I'm highly doubtful these scans are of high enough quality to get a good print out of them. I was under the impression that we weren't going for print-ready quality here.
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: CPC_Fan on 17:32, 10 May 16
Yeah sorry I meant just trying for myself really, just to see what a small selection of pages print out like.
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: Gryzor on 22:37, 10 May 16
I'm highly doubtful these scans are of high enough quality to get a good print out of them. I was under the impression that we weren't going for print-ready quality here.


which ones are you referring to?
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: Zoe Robinson on 23:44, 10 May 16
which ones are you referring to?


The ones I made. I didn't scan at 300dpi because it would make the scans huge, I scanned at a lower resolution so they could be read clearly on a screen and still downloaded quickly.
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: Gryzor on 16:12, 11 May 16
Ah, I see. Well. My test scan was at 200dpi and I printed a test page - it came out really good. So I guess it's not a big deal...
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: Darren on 14:52, 13 May 16
Is there a list of the missing issues?  I have some later ones in a box at home.
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: CPC_Fan on 14:19, 16 May 16
Ah my mistake, I don't have Clive's address. I do have *an* address but he didn't reply to me, instead posting here, so maybe he saw the link elsewhere. But I emailed Peter and asked him for you.


By the way: another member here alerted me to the presence of more issues online, some 13 of them! Will check them out and update the list...

Hmm... Maybe it might be worth you sending me the email address that you have got for Clive, so that I can email him and see if I can arrange something directly with him? What do you think? I really don't want to miss the opportunity to get all the WACCI issues online if at all possible, especially as I did write some articles for it over a period of time.
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: CPC_Fan on 14:21, 16 May 16
I have from 30 to the last issue.

I don't know how busy you are, but is there any chance that you would be able to scan them and put them up online somewhere?
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: CPC_Fan on 14:26, 16 May 16
Just a quick update. I have now picked up the issues Peter has and will try and start the large task of scanning them in, once I have returned home from my parents. The only problem is that I don't know where to host them or how to put them online in the first place. Not got a website of my own. Any suggestions/ideas anyone?
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: Gryzor on 17:28, 16 May 16
Just a quick update. I have now picked up the issues Peter has and will try and start the large task of scanning them in, once I have returned home from my parents. The only problem is that I don't know where to host them or how to put them online in the first place. Not got a website of my own. Any suggestions/ideas anyone?


Oh fantastic news!!!! Which issues are they, and do you still need Clive's address?


As for hosting, no problem of course, I'll give you access to a hoster of mine :) I know I've got owncloud somewhere!
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: CPC_Fan on 21:19, 16 May 16
The issues that I have got from Peter are as follows: 28, 31, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62 and 94. So as you can see, there is a lot of scanning to be done!  :o :o This will obviously take a fair amount of time, but I will give it my best shot.

Yes I would still like Clive's email address please Gryzor, as there is a small chance that I may be able to go and pick up all the issues that he has directly from him. Obviously I need to check that this is ok with him first.

Thanks for the offer of hosting them, much appreciated. I will take you up on it once I have started to scan the issues that I have got and I am sure that they have come out ok.
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: reidrac on 21:34, 16 May 16
Any chance we get those into archive.org?

There are already some magazines in there:

 - Amstrad Action Magazine : Free Texts : Download & Streaming : Internet Archive (https://archive.org/details/amstrad-action-magazine)
 - Amtix Magazine : Free Texts : Download & Streaming : Internet Archive (https://archive.org/details/amtix-magazine)
 - CPC Attack Magazine : Free Texts : Download & Streaming : Internet Archive (https://archive.org/details/cpc-attack-magazine)
 - Amstrad Semanal Magazine : Free Texts : Download & Streaming : Internet Archive (https://archive.org/details/amstrad-semanal) (Spanish)

An probably others. I'm not sure how easy or difficult would be to add new material, but we could as Jason Scott and he may give us some pointers.
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: Gryzor on 14:18, 17 May 16
@CPC_Fan (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1127) : if you can, please update the file over at WACCI issues.xlsx - Google Sheets (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_XJAt-xB2FerYJFc78WDLQD6AWPB6_Ds2h436DrwakE/edit?usp=sharing) as you go! I'll send you his email through PM now.


And of course no worries, my pleasure :)
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: CPC_Fan on 20:39, 18 May 16
Thanks for PM ing Clive's email address to me Gryzor. I will try and update the file once each issue is done if I can.
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: Gryzor on 16:56, 19 May 16
Ah, just to say that Philip Dirichleau got back and gave us his blessing, and also said he may have a complete set... I think we're going somewhere!!
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: robcfg on 17:14, 19 May 16
That's excellent news!


Glad to see the authors give us their blessing.


Keep up the good work, guys!
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: CPC_Fan on 00:04, 20 May 16
Got a reply back from Clive today to the email that I sent him late last night. Things are looking good so far. He is quite happy for me to email him and indeed wants me to email him back. So with a bit of luck and a few more emails, I should hopefully be able to sort something out for all the issues that are not currently available online. Please bear with me though, as it is not set in stone yet.

Also I wrote a letter to John Bowley yesterday and sent it to his last known address. Hopefully he will get it and be in touch with me soon. I think that only leaves Paul Dwerryhouse to find now and get his permission, or am I wrong?
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: Tigger on 04:36, 20 May 16
I regret to inform that Paul Dwerryhouse and his wife Lesley died a few years ago

Philip DiRichleau
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: SevenT on 10:37, 20 May 16
Hi folks

Glad to see that so many of the original WACCI crew are still alive and kicking... and most importantly - on here!      Hi y'all.

There seems to be a little consternation going around about the legality of the archiving of electronically copied issues of WACCI. Just to set the record straight here is a copy of an email I have just sent to Gryzor (and I hope he doesn't mind me taking the liberty of posting it here before asking him - but I'm sure he'll forgive me.)




****************************************************************

I just got off the phone after chatting with Philip DiRichleau and I was a) glad that you and he are in contact now and b) a little bit concerned about what he had to tell me about possible copyright infringement threats made against you by a certain third party.

For the record... I bought the company "WACCI" and all the ensuing rights to it back in back in 1988 from, its then owner, Jeff Walker. I was the sole owner and I ran it as an ongoing business for my personal profit.  I still own the name WACCI, the intellectual rights and the format of the magazine - to this day it is still my property - I never relinquished my ownership of the company known as WACCI.

In 1991 I had had enough of producing the magazine and “passed on” the right to continue produce the magazine using the name WACCI and the WACCI format to the newly established “WACCI Club” which had been organized, chiefly, by Uncle Clive Bellaby and several other interested WACCI magazine subscribers. The agreement was that WACCI would be run on a “club” basis (an entity which was wholly separate from my WACCI business) and that no one member of the club would financially benefit from the magazine. The WACCI club was owned and run by its members and its constitution specifically stated that any profits made would be ploughed back in to the running of the club.

Phil pointed out to me that recently a certain person - somehow involved with the WACCI club back in the day - may have (erroneously) inferred that he might be unhappy with your plan to set up an “official” online archive of the WACCI magazine because it may disrupt his (illegal) sales of back-issues of the magazine. I can assure you that no one apart from myself has the legal right to object to your proposed project - not only do I endorse it wholeheartedly but I am deeply humbled to think that after all these years anyone would even consider undertaking such a Herculean task.

To this day I am still the sole owner of all intellectual rights to the WACCI name and magazine format. No one else can disapprove or threaten legal action against you, your site or any of its members for going ahead with scanning and putting ALL the available issues of WACCI you can obtain.

I am sure that if you ask any of the subsequent Editors of the magazine (who are still alive), Clive, Phil, John, Dave et al.  would echo my sentiments.

In short - no one else apart from myself has the legal right to object to your archiving project and what is worse, no one should be still selling back-issues of the magazine (for what is obviously personal financial gain) so long after the WACCI club was officially dissolved. As the legal owner of the WACCI magazine I am quite happy for you to put ALL of the issues online.

Should any questions about this matter arise in the future I suggest you direct the questioner straight to me and my lawyer will be more than happy to answer them in full.


Yours

Steve Williams RN............................................................                 (SevenT  aka  OMG).....................................................
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: CraigsBar on 11:28, 20 May 16
Truely awesome news, OK so we are decided that 200 DPI works, after scanning is anyone up for the even more herculean task of OCR and checking the text is right. It'd be great to have the whole collection searchable.
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: SevenT on 11:35, 20 May 16
I think the problem is that Brian(possibly???) who was in charge of WACCI still saw it as a going concern for a long time and was reluctant to allow anyone to reproduce it as he was still selling back issues.

No idea if that's still the case or indeed whether he'd already have digital versions of them.

It's most certainly NOT the case Andy. Until this day I still own ALL the rights to the WACCI magazine copyrights, I bought the business from Jeff Walker and I never relinquished it. I merely gave the WACCI club my permission to continue publishing a CPC magazine with the name and format of WACCI. No one has ever purchased those rights from myself or even dared to suggest that they own them. Brian Watson has no right to be selling back issues of the magazine for what can only be his personal gain - any profits should have been ploughed back into the upkeep of the WACCI club.

Note that WACCI never legally had any "members" as such until Uncle Clive & Co. started up the WACCI club - up until that point WACCI only had subscribers.

And to the point of repeating myself - yet again - I heartily endorse the archiving of all past issues of WACCI and humbly thank (in advance) all of the people who are volunteering to undertake such a mammoth task. More power to your combined elbows. I am very grateful to you all.

That is the ONLY permission that you need to hear.


Steve Williams RN (owner and sole proprietor of WACCI)

Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: SevenT on 12:18, 20 May 16
Truely awesome news, OK so we are decided that 200 DPI works, after scanning is anyone up for the even more herculean task of OCR and checking the text is right. It'd be great to have the whole collection searchable.

Oh nay nay and thrice nay Craig. Do not touch a hair upon any of my babies heads... they need to be viewed as they were originally sent out - warts, snotty noses and all. Part of the joy of reading WACCI was trying to spot the fluffs, boobs and goofs (or is it "gooves?) If you start to go around correcting, remixing and "air-brushing" the original magazines you'll remove some of the deeply deep joy you can get from reading them and going "I wonder how they did that effect back in the days before DTP???"

I am serious here... just scan them and post them up here as they were originally sent out in the Royal Mail - otherwise you'll just end up with a mess like McCartney did when he buggered around with the original Master Tapes of the "Let It Be" LP! Please don't try putting lipstick on a pig - even if it is your absolute favorite cutest Vietnamese pot-belly pig called Pretty Pink Pigella.... even the cutest pigs who get dressed in spandex, shades, a cool fedora and a tutu just end up looking ridiculous potential ingredients for a damn good bacon sandwich.

Don't go all George Lucas like on a deeply misguided Star Wars type trip - everyone actually wants to see the first print of Star Wars that came out in 1977 not the 120th "improvement" he churned out last week. So no OCRing, no spell-checking, no reformatting, no substituting Hi-res pics for the older chunky ones, no airbrushing over the reality - the great CPC unwashed need to be able to see the real article that WACCI subscribers paid good wonga to receive through their letterbox every month.

If the scan is of a page that has a crease in it... that's how the readers read it back in the day. Leave it in or scan a copy that doesn't have a crease.

Seriously I gave my permission to create an archive of WACCIs not a representation of what they could have been had they been produced in 2016. You may as well go and OCR the Gutenberg Bible or add an outboard motor to the Cutty Sark. Don't go re-editing my original editing work.


SevenT   (STeven)

Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: Gryzor on 12:26, 20 May 16
Hello @SevenT (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1766) , @Tigger (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1765) ,


So nice to have you here guys! It's such an honour :)


So sad to hear about Paul and his wife - never knew him, but whenever you hear something of the sort...


...


No problem whatsoever repeating it here, Steve, god knows I still have a ton to read from you :)


Thanks so much for the heads-up. All this makes little sense because:


-who would care for "competition" and copyrights at this point
-that's why we're asking around anywhere, if anyone has any objections all they have to do is step forward and say so
-making invalid claims isn't going to get one far.


Now, if people with a valid interest did have objections then sure, that's why we're trying to tie this up in a nice little bow, we'd try to respect their wishes. I don't want to say "bring it on, see what you can do with servers outside Europe" etc or that "haaaa-ha, see if we care " (Beau-Jolly, anyone? Remember that time?), and I won't, because the reason we're in the scene now is people like you made the scene back then, and I respect everyone involved. But let's not get silly...


But, in any event, thanks so much for coming here and letting us know, the info you're providing is really valuable, so I'm grateful.


T
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: Gryzor on 12:27, 20 May 16
Oh nay nay and thrice nay Craig. Do not touch a hair upon any of my babies heads... they need to be viewed as they were originally sent out
SevenT   (STeven)


I think in that context 'correcting' had to do with OCR errors rather than correcting the texts themselves, something that I'm strongly against and said so earlier in the thread. Don't worry about that :)
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: CraigsBar on 12:32, 20 May 16
Oh nay nay and thrice nay Craig. Do not touch a hair upon any of my babies heads... they need to be viewed as they were originally sent out - warts, snotty noses and all. Part of the joy of reading WACCI was trying to spot the fluffs, boobs and goofs (or is it "gooves?) If you start to go around correcting, remixing and "air-brushing" the original magazines you'll remove some of the deeply deep joy you can get from reading them and going "I wonder how they did that effect back in the days before DTP???"

I am serious here... just scan them and post them up here as they were originally sent out in the Royal Mail - otherwise you'll just end up with a mess like McCartney did when he buggered around with the original Master Tapes of the "Let It Be" LP! Please don't try putting lipstick on a pig - even if it is your absolute favorite cutest Vietnamese pot-belly pig called Pretty Pink Pigella.... even the cutest pigs who get dressed in spandex, shades, a cool fedora and a tutu just end up looking ridiculous potential ingredients for a damn good bacon sandwich.

Don't go all George Lucas like on a deeply misguided Star Wars type trip - everyone actually wants to see the first print of Star Wars that came out in 1977 not the 120th "improvement" he churned out last week. So no OCRing, no spell-checking, no reformatting, no substituting Hi-res pics for the older chunky ones, no airbrushing over the reality - the great CPC unwashed need to be able to see the real article that WACCI subscribers paid good wonga to receive through their letterbox every month.

If the scan is of a page that has a crease in it... that's how the readers read it back in the day. Leave it in or scan a copy that doesn't have a crease.

Seriously I gave my permission to create an archive of WACCIs not a representation of what they could have been had they been produced in 2016. You may as well go and OCR the Gutenberg Bible or add an outboard motor to the Cutty Sark. Don't go re-editing my original editing work.


SevenT   (STeven)
I am not suggesting correcting or changing the layout at all. Just making the text content a searchable PDF like the AA digital versions are. They still look and feel like AA, including the famous blank spaces where titles should be and the "Which Wrod Processor" headline, but the text can be searched easily with acrobat reader ;)

Edit: by checking the text is right, I did not mean corrections, I meant making sure the digital version matched exactly the printed version, warts and all.
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: arnoldemu on 13:01, 20 May 16
@SevenT (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1766): Thank you Steven for your permission. Great news! :)

@Gryzor (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1) and others: Thank you for seeking permission :) It did take a bit of time but it's well worth it :)


Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: andycadley on 15:45, 20 May 16
To be absolutely clear, it's far more likely that I'm confusing details or just flat out wrong so I wouldn't want anyone's reputation to be tarnished based on things I might possibly remember. Senility on my part is almost certainly a better explanation!

That out of the way, it's great to see permission granted to preserve what was undoubtedly a great resource for the CPC.
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: CPC_Fan on 16:07, 20 May 16
I regret to inform that Paul Dwerryhouse and his wife Lesley died a few years ago

Philip DiRichleau

Hi Philip. That is so sad to hear about Paul and his wife Lesley. I did write some articles for Paul when he was editor of WACCI and was in contact with him on and off during that time. Unfortunately I lost contact with him with he gave up the editorship and didn't know that he had passed away.

Anyway thank you for your permission as well.
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: CPC_Fan on 16:22, 20 May 16
Hi folks

Glad to see that so many of the original WACCI crew are still alive and kicking... and most importantly - on here!      Hi y'all.

There seems to be a little consternation going around about the legality of the archiving of electronically copied issues of WACCI. Just to set the record straight here is a copy of an email I have just sent to Gryzor (and I hope he doesn't mind me taking the liberty of posting it here before asking him - but I'm sure he'll forgive me.)




****************************************************************

I just got off the phone after chatting with Philip DiRichleau and I was a) glad that you and he are in contact now and b) a little bit concerned about what he had to tell me about possible copyright infringement threats made against you by a certain third party.

For the record... I bought the company "WACCI" and all the ensuing rights to it back in back in 1988 from, its then owner, Jeff Walker. I was the sole owner and I ran it as an ongoing business for my personal profit.  I still own the name WACCI, the intellectual rights and the format of the magazine - to this day it is still my property - I never relinquished my ownership of the company known as WACCI.

In 1991 I had had enough of producing the magazine and “passed on” the right to continue produce the magazine using the name WACCI and the WACCI format to the newly established “WACCI Club” which had been organized, chiefly, by Uncle Clive Bellaby and several other interested WACCI magazine subscribers. The agreement was that WACCI would be run on a “club” basis (an entity which was wholly separate from my WACCI business) and that no one member of the club would financially benefit from the magazine. The WACCI club was owned and run by its members and its constitution specifically stated that any profits made would be ploughed back in to the running of the club.

Phil pointed out to me that recently a certain person - somehow involved with the WACCI club back in the day - may have (erroneously) inferred that he might be unhappy with your plan to set up an “official” online archive of the WACCI magazine because it may disrupt his (illegal) sales of back-issues of the magazine. I can assure you that no one apart from myself has the legal right to object to your proposed project - not only do I endorse it wholeheartedly but I am deeply humbled to think that after all these years anyone would even consider undertaking such a Herculean task.

To this day I am still the sole owner of all intellectual rights to the WACCI name and magazine format. No one else can disapprove or threaten legal action against you, your site or any of its members for going ahead with scanning and putting ALL the available issues of WACCI you can obtain.

I am sure that if you ask any of the subsequent Editors of the magazine (who are still alive), Clive, Phil, John, Dave et al.  would echo my sentiments.

In short - no one else apart from myself has the legal right to object to your archiving project and what is worse, no one should be still selling back-issues of the magazine (for what is obviously personal financial gain) so long after the WACCI club was officially dissolved. As the legal owner of the WACCI magazine I am quite happy for you to put ALL of the issues online.

Should any questions about this matter arise in the future I suggest you direct the questioner straight to me and my lawyer will be more than happy to answer them in full.


Yours

Steve Williams RN............................................................                 (SevenT  aka  OMG).....................................................[/times][/color][/glow][/size]


Hi Steve. First of all, many thanks for replying to Gryzor's original email to you and for joining this forum and posting an official reply here. I for one certainly appreciate it.

Also thank you very much for giving us your permission to scan any copies of WACCI issues that we can find, so that we can create an archive of them on here. It is very gracious and kind of you and I am sure will be appreciated by many people.

My plan is to scan all the issues that I got from Peter Ceresol and any that I get from Clive Bellaby, in 200 x 200 pdf and then with Gryzor's help, create an archive of them on the Cpc wiki. Please note that these will be straight scans of the actual pages directly from the magazines and they will not be spell checked etc, so they will be exactly as they were published. I hope that this is ok with yourself and everyone else?

Mark
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: zeropolis79 on 23:40, 20 May 16
I look forward to reading these..

Its good to see Mr Williams set the record straight, I recall reading conflicting reports in AA about WACCI's apparent demise.

Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: ChaRleyTroniC on 21:18, 23 May 16
Heavens. OMG, Peter Creosote, Uncle Clive and PdR all in one thread.


All we need now is Saffron Trevaskis *cough* *splutter*


Richard F
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: Nich on 22:01, 23 May 16
Heavens. OMG, Peter Creosote, Uncle Clive and PdR all in one thread.

My goodness, Richard, long time no hear! I thought you'd stopped reading these forums years ago and moved on to other things. ;)
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: wronskian on 02:08, 26 May 16
Hi folks, I'm Sam/Wronskian from the csa8 days (I know Craig knows me, maybe not many others!) - the newsgroup, and the IRC channel for the years when that was still a thing!

I saw Craig's post over on csa8 and was about to offer to help Brian, as I only live a couple of miles from where he is (or at least was in 2014, which is the last reference I can find to him locally).
It sounds like you've got things resolved, though - and indeed may not want Brian to chip in now! So hopefully all sorted.
Best wishes to all, so glad to see the CPC scene strong in 2016! Who would have thought it?

Cheers,
Sam or Wronskian :-)
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: Gryzor on 10:55, 26 May 16
Oooh and another one! This is turning out to be the place to be for WACCI :D


Welcome Sam, so good to have you here :)
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: CPC_Fan on 16:58, 26 May 16
Welcome to the forum Sam. Yes I think that everything is resolved now. I think that Steve Williams confirmed everything that we needed to know in his couple of posts on here.

Just in case anybody was wondering, I am about to start the long process of scanning the issues that Peter Ceresole kindly lent to me. Will keep you all up to date with my progress as and when. I'm also hoping to get the missing issues that need scanning from Clive Bellaby, but I am waiting for him to confirm this.

By the way, does anyone know if John Bowley still lives in Peterborough? I wrote to him early last week, but I haven't had a reply yet.
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: CraigsBar on 01:54, 11 June 16
Hi folks, I'm Sam/Wronskian from the csa8 days (I know Craig knows me, maybe not many others!) - the newsgroup, and the IRC channel for the years when that was still a thing!

I saw Craig's post over on csa8 and was about to offer to help Brian, as I only live a couple of miles from where he is (or at least was in 2014, which is the last reference I can find to him locally).
It sounds like you've got things resolved, though - and indeed may not want Brian to chip in now! So hopefully all sorted.
Best wishes to all, so glad to see the CPC scene strong in 2016! Who would have thought it?

Cheers,
Sam or Wronskian :-)
Welcome Sam. Thanks ;) yeah I'm am amazed at what a 80's underdog home computer can be made to do in 2016 ;) and that many of us are still here ;)
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: CPC_Fan on 15:48, 23 June 16
Just a quick update. I am still working on scanning the almost full set of WACCI's that Clive Bellaby gave to me. So far I have scanned 8 issues. Unfortunately real life has got in the way a bit recently and progress has come to a halt. However I still intend to keep on scanning them. Hopefully I will be able to start the progress again shortly. Will update you all again when I have made some more progress.
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: Urusergi on 23:34, 16 August 16
Just a quick update. I am still working on scanning the almost full set of WACCI's that Clive Bellaby gave to me. So far I have scanned 8 issues. Unfortunately real life has got in the way a bit recently and progress has come to a halt. However I still intend to keep on scanning them. Hopefully I will be able to start the progress again shortly. Will update you all again when I have made some more progress.
Do you need help with that?
It seems too much work for one person...
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: SevenT on 05:02, 29 October 18
Hi again flocks...

Has there been any progress on scanning those back issues of WACCI that the late Uncle Clive passed along to us? I didn't want to appear pushy but it has been two years or more now...

Obviously I am anxious to see the early years of the publication (if only to read Peter Campbell's numerous crazy contributions to FAIR COMMENT about JOOLZ!) and read my many editorials that were written under pressure from a last-minute deadline.

It would also be sweet to see those old WoLi  (WACCIonLine)   articles to see if there were any lessons that could be learnt from Viewdata/Prestel/ViewTex on 1200/75 modem British Telecom usage to modern day internet use.

A little bit of history salvaged from the dark ages before we had the joys of internet invasion into our personal lives and way before everybody walked around like Zombies hooked into their not-so-Smartphones!

P.S. Anyone know what happened to the criminally infamous Keith Rose (of Keith Rose 500/500 modems?)
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: kailokyra on 07:20, 29 October 18
Not related to the previously mentionned treasure stash, but I scanned several issues of Wacci that are now available on acpc.me (https://acpc.me/#ACME/FANZINES_PAPIER/ (https://acpc.me/#ACME/FANZINES_PAPIER/)[ENG]ENGLISH_(UK)/WACCI)


Scanning them is really easy and almost automatisable(?) when you have an A3 scanner with a top feeder and clip remover :) . Otherwise it's a pain.


A lot of them are missing thought. If some of you have more scans, please submit them there as well if possible :)
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: SevenT on 10:38, 29 October 18
Not related to the previously mentionned treasure stash, but I scanned several issues of Wacci that are now available on acpc.me (https://acpc.me/#ACME/FANZINES_PAPIER/ (https://acpc.me/#ACME/FANZINES_PAPIER/)[ENG]ENGLISH_(UK)/WACCI)

No disrespect intended kailokyra - and congratulations on a very colourful website that is keeping the CPC alive - but all I can find are the WACCI front pages but none of the content. Most of us already have the front covers, I was hoping someone would have scanned all the 16 A3 sheets that made up the 32 page monthly magazine.



This has been a slightly drunken diatribe from the keyboard of....  YOURS TRULY....   Royal Air Force Flight Officer (Retired) Steve Williams R.N.  R.G.N.  S.R.N.  S.E.N.  R.M.N.      (Bahhhh....  that's enough bullcrap for now!).......     the former editor and still the sole owner of    WACCI .....     He is also known as    SevenT  or occasionally   he is somewhat   "affectionally"    referred to as     OMG      (Old Misery Guts)  by Joolz........ By The Way does anyone bother to read these signature lines until they get to repeat themselves?.... I'm curious.... How long would you continue to read this?  What if I revealed to you the fact that Auntie John Kennedy was actually a Welsh herbivore who convinced Sinead O'Conner to become a Buddhist Ninja and that Peter Ceresole (the famed WACCI Deputy Editor and ACU writer) was actually Rudolf Khametovich Nureyev  the greatest male ballet dancer of his generation.  Uncle Clive Bellaby was actually a very small mole upon the face of Sir Clive Sinclair... still reading this nonsense?      Oh how I wish we had the INTERNUT back in the day when we used to publish WACCI... we could have had so much more fun!    Good Lord you are still reading this... well here we go again...   “These violent delights have violent ends And in their trump die, like fire and powder. Which, as they kiss, consume”  “Let me not to the marriage of true minds, Admit impediments. Love is not love, Which alters when it alteration finds, Or bends with the remover to remove. O no, it is an ever-fixed mark. That looks on tempests and is never shaken; It is the star to every wand'ring barque, Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken. Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks. Within his bending sickle's compass come; Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks, But bears it out even to the edge of doom. If this be error and upon me proved, I never writ, nor no man ever loved.”  Really? Still reading it? In case you are wondering... it was one of William Shakespeare's great sonnets.... and now we will get back to the signature rollout. THANK YOU FOR WATCHING!     SevenT

 
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: Skunkfish on 11:45, 29 October 18
SevenT - there seems to be around 40 full magazine scans amongst the covers if you take a closer look. Check out the issues with a .pdf extension. I've just had an enjoyable half an hour perusing through several of them....
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: kailokyra on 11:47, 29 October 18
Indeed, the missing issues only have the cover, and a "Manquant" (missing) flag next to their name.
But starting from number 56 and especially around number 100 to 130, many are available (Those without the "Manquant" text next to them :) .


I recon there should be a filter of some sort to ease the navigation.
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: Johnny Olsen on 14:37, 11 August 20
Just a quick update. I am still working on scanning the almost full set of WACCI's that Clive Bellaby gave to me. So far I have scanned 8 issues. Unfortunately real life has got in the way a bit recently and progress has come to a halt. However I still intend to keep on scanning them. Hopefully I will be able to start the progress again shortly. Will update you all again when I have made some more progress.

Is the project canceled ?
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: Jonathan on 16:21, 30 September 20
As a penance for coming to the forum only with monitor problems (see here (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/hardware-related/any-way-to-fix-ctm-644-misaligned-red-ghost-image-(photograph-attached-)/) and here (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/hardware-related/connecting-cpc-6128-to-samsung-syncmaster-monitor/)) I should offer to scan some more WACCIs (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/cpcwiki-discussion/preferred-format-for-scans/)...


Is there a list of issues that have already been scanned now? Thanks.
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: SevenT on 17:03, 30 September 20

Is there a list of issues that have already been scanned now? Thanks.
It is on https://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/WACCI#Issues Jonathan. Issues #'s 20 to 47 have not been scanned at all.
Thanx Steve.   ;D
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: Jonathan on 12:11, 07 October 20
It is on https://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/WACCI#Issues Jonathan. Issues #'s 20 to 47 have not been scanned at all.
Thanx Steve.   ;D


Those WACCIs on the wiki (issues 82-87, 103-105 and 107) were ones I scanned nearly 10 years ago :-)


They were done at 200 resolution and I now accept Gryzor's point in a thread around the time - "I think it's a shame to do half a job while you're a it and not do a high-res scan for archival purposes"...

https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/cpcwiki-discussion/preferred-format-for-scans/


The URL to the French acpc.me website appears to have changed. The non-standard URL is problematic so here is a short link too.

https://tinyurl.com/yy6ddrvd

https://acpc.me/#ACME/FANZINES/FANZINES_PAPIER/%5BENG%5DENGLISH/%5Bincomplete%5DWACCI(52_56_58_61_82-87_89-90_95_97_100-130_139-140)
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: Gryzor on 14:34, 07 October 20
HA! :D

Just kidding, thank you for your hard work...
Title: Re: WACCI issues
Post by: JadedLemon on 23:02, 30 January 21
I was wondering, what if we could find the original dtp files? Would it be possible to print out to a file and convert to pdf or images? Would it be worth it to ask any editors I locate?


If the original dtp files can be obtained it would be easy to print to PDF, no scanning required.




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