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Re: The Atari ST magazine preservation project

Postby Greyfox™ » Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:15 pm

Marakatti wrote:Looks cool. Your choice of ST Format cover "Let's get digital" is very clever :mrgreen:


Would you beileve I've only just copped that :lol: , what seems to be very clever is blind foresight ... I did not see this when I made and secondly, the issue of that ST format magazine was actually one MugUK gave me back in 2009 at retro reunited, as it was not listed on sticky's list of scan and I'm in the progress of scanning it at the moment, so this quite a turn of un expected events..in which you've brought to my attention...cheers fella
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Re: The Atari ST magazine preservation project

Postby wongck » Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:48 pm

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Marakatti wrote:Looks cool. Your choice of ST Format cover "Let's get digital" is very clever :mrgreen:


Would you beileve I've only just copped that :lol: ,


It's very nice but would it be too small overall compared to the word ST?
Could hardly see it.
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Re: The Atari ST magazine preservation project

Postby StickHead » Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:32 pm

Sorry about the late reply, but I've been in Devon on holiday for a week. And bloody marvelous it was too! :cheers:

@GreyFox - Thank you for taking time to come up with this. I love the design, it really has the feel of an early nineties magazine header! One thing troubles me, though: is that the final image? There seems to be a lot of aliasing and jaggy lines (most evident around the black text and magazine covers) if you can make it look a bit smoother, we've got a hit on our hands! 8)

Oh, and by the way, the first five The One Magazines are now available for download!

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Re: The Atari ST magazine preservation project

Postby Greyfox™ » Mon Aug 22, 2011 4:40 pm

StickHead wrote:@GreyFox - Thank you for taking time to come up with this. I love the design, it really has the feel of an early nineties magazine header! One thing troubles me, though: is that the final image? There seems to be a lot of aliasing and jaggy lines (most evident around the black text and magazine covers) if you can make it look a bit smoother, we've got a hit on our hands! 8)


okay I see what you mean..and have soften the mags, because this is due to the hires versions I created from the start..no cutting corners here..but this should be okay now..

new update..added a fuji for good measure..

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Re: The Atari ST magazine preservation project

Postby StickHead » Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:01 pm

Aah, that's loads better! Any chance of some anti-aliasing on the big 'ST'? If that was a bit smoother it would be perfect. Sorry if I'm being picky! :mrgreen:

And fuji logo = win, btw! :D
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Re: The Atari ST magazine preservation project

Postby purpleeagle01 » Wed Aug 24, 2011 6:32 pm

Hi i have uploaded the Atari ST User Magazines Volume 1 Nr.1-12 and Volume 2 Nr.1 in PDF Format at my Rapidshare Account.
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Re: The Atari ST magazine preservation project

Postby StickHead » Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:31 pm

purpleeagle01 wrote:Hi i have uploaded the Atari ST User Magazines Volume 1 Nr.1-12 and Volume 2 Nr.1 in PDF Format at my Rapidshare Account.
https://rapidshare.com/files/964922954/ ... T_User.rar

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Excellent! Thank you, purpleeagle! These have been added to the archive and will be added to the site in good time. :cheers:
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Re: The Atari ST magazine preservation project

Postby wongck » Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:35 pm

purpleeagle01 wrote:Hi i have uploaded the Atari ST User Magazines Volume 1 Nr.1-12 and Volume 2 Nr.1 in PDF Format at my Rapidshare Account.
https://rapidshare.com/files/964922954/ ... T_User.rar

Ciao


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Re: The Atari ST magazine preservation project

Postby Greyfox™ » Thu Aug 25, 2011 12:13 pm

StickHead wrote:Aah, that's loads better! Any chance of some anti-aliasing on the big 'ST'? If that was a bit smoother it would be perfect. Sorry if I'm being picky! :mrgreen:

And fuji logo = win, btw! :D



okay Done!..now set it alight :D

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Re: The Atari ST magazine preservation project

Postby StickHead » Thu Aug 25, 2011 7:13 pm

Wow! That looks stunning, 8O thanks Foxy! I'll just pop off to implement it at the site...

EDIT: Done! Have a look: http://stmags.com

It looks really good, GreyFox, thanks for your hard work on this.
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Re: The Atari ST magazine preservation project

Postby Greyfox™ » Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:39 pm

StickHead wrote:Wow! That looks stunning, 8O thanks Foxy! I'll just pop off to implement it at the site...

EDIT: Done! Have a look: http://stmags.com

It looks really good, GreyFox, thanks for your hard work on this.



No bother pal..hope you enjoy it..now I gonna finished the Nes magazine work I've been commissioned to do..it's an never ending story for me with all this work... 8)

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Re: The Atari ST magazine preservation project

Postby StickHead » Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:00 pm

Greyfox™ wrote:now I gonna finished the Nes magazine work I've been commissioned to do..it's an never ending story for me with all this work... 8)

All the best

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Are you doing some work for Lorfarius' mag? Can't wait to see that come to fruition. Did you do the mock-ups? They look tres chic. 8)
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Re: The Atari ST magazine preservation project

Postby Greyfox™ » Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:59 pm

StickHead wrote:
Greyfox™ wrote:now I gonna finished the Nes magazine work I've been commissioned to do..it's an never ending story for me with all this work... 8)

All the best

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Are you doing some work for Lorfarius' mag? Can't wait to see that come to fruition. Did you do the mock-ups? They look tres chic. 8)


Yes indeed I'm responsible for entire look and graphic work for the Nesbit magazine, so it is a tremendous undertaking..so I was unable to do it for free , as I'm type setting and creating magazine layouts and compositing it together from scratch..you'd of thought a magazine publication would of snapped me up for a job..as the only thing I'm not doing is writing he actually articles..but everything else..doing about 4 people's job..

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Re: The Atari ST magazine preservation project

Postby StickHead » Fri Aug 26, 2011 10:00 am

Sounds like great experience, will look really good in the CV. Lorf's a great guy, I hope the magazine's a success.
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Re: The Atari ST magazine preservation project

Postby Greyfox™ » Fri Aug 26, 2011 4:36 pm

so do I :)..allot of work is being done to it...shame I hate the NES :( now if it was an Atari Magazine..hmmmmm..regarding CV stuff..this is in a real long line with other stuff..allot of potential customers don't know what Retro is or get it?..so I tend to keep it down the line in the portfolio. :mrgreen:
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Re: The Atari ST magazine preservation project

Postby purpleeagle01 » Sun Aug 28, 2011 3:03 pm

Hi i have uploaded ST Format Magazin Nr.81 in PDF Format.
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Postby Shredder11 » Sun Aug 28, 2011 9:05 pm

purpleeagle01 wrote:I Hope you like it.


Yes! Thanks! :cheers:

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Re: The Atari ST magazine preservation project

Postby StickHead » Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:59 pm

Thank you purpleeagle!
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Re: The Atari ST magazine preservation project

Postby purpleeagle01 » Thu Sep 01, 2011 3:12 pm

I do it again with ST Format Nr.82 only 1 ST Format left i have no more :-(

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Re: The Atari ST magazine preservation project

Postby StickHead » Thu Sep 01, 2011 4:39 pm

Thanks purp, it's much appreciated! :cheers:
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Re: The Atari ST magazine preservation project

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Thank you I can not program my way to help is the scene of the beloved Atari.
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Re: The Atari ST magazine preservation project

Postby Shredder11 » Thu Sep 01, 2011 5:07 pm

Thanks purpleeagle! I really have enjoyed the two issues you shared. :cheers:

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Re: The Atari ST magazine preservation project

Postby Kirkman » Thu Sep 01, 2011 5:41 pm

I have like four or five issues of the ACE-St. Louis newsletter from around 1992-93. (ACE = Atari Computer Enthusiasts)

I intend to scan them this fall. I can't get to it right now because they are in my house, which is under construction after being hit by the STL Good Friday tornado earlier this year.

I may also know someone who has a lot more of them. If so, I hope to scan many more.

Would these be of interest for this project?

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Postby Steven Seagal » Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:02 pm

I'm sure they are of interest.

About the format, I think 'cbr' for CDisplay is the best. It's simply an archive "rar" of jpg files renamed to cbr.
Adobe Reader isn't so good at navigating old mags, or comics, my opinion.

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Re: The Atari ST magazine preservation project

Postby StickHead » Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:28 pm

Kirkman wrote:I have like four or five issues of the ACE-St. Louis newsletter from around 1992-93. (ACE = Atari Computer Enthusiasts)

I intend to scan them this fall. I can't get to it right now because they are in my house, which is under construction after being hit by the STL Good Friday tornado earlier this year.

I may also know someone who has a lot more of them. If so, I hope to scan many more.

Would these be of interest for this project?


I would be very interested, thank you! When you get around to scanning, you can upload to the FTP in the original post if you don't have another uploading option. Cheers!

Steven Seagal wrote:About the format, I think 'cbr' for CDisplay is the best. It's simply an archive "rar" of jpg files renamed to cbr.
Adobe Reader isn't so good at navigating old mags, or comics, my opinion.


Offering different viewing options and file formats is planned long term. I thought CBR would be a good way to go as I have read comics comfortably that way in the past (I read Maus via CDisplay). I also plan to offer separate .jpg's to facilitate a searchable index feature (way down the line). There have been suggestions of a dedicated magazine reader software (like Issuu), but I have yet to see a workable solution.
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