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Old 12-14-2011, 09:31 PM   #21
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You can actually download (or even upload) some of the old mags from the online Internet Archive. This would help to preserve them for eternity. > http://www.archive.org/details/computermagazines

I don't read them anymore (like ACE, The One etc) because I no longer have them now, but certainly would love to....I miss my old mags.
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And here's another great resource of those old mags:
> http://amr.abime.net/issues_7
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Great resource! Thanks for the link! Now I can check some of the early issues of RUN, which I have only 2 issues.
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Old 12-19-2011, 11:04 AM   #22
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i'd read my old mags but they probably still smell of smoke... do not smoke...
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Old 01-25-2012, 05:59 PM   #23
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I'm in the process of scanning Amiga / ST format and all of Amiga Format magazines (missing two issues and two of the annuals) but can interrupt that and scan this issue. Give me a week
Hello, just wondering what the current status of this is?
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Old 01-25-2012, 09:42 PM   #24
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Greetings,

As I clean my basement the other day, I found my box full of my old Amiga Magazine(Amazing Computing, Amiga World and some RUN). It's funny but I kind of stop what I'm doing bend down and read them again. That would take me an hour or two before I snap out of it and remember I need to attend to something else. It still gives me that smile once in awhile at the same time sadness and bitterness about their amiga-ads that once written there or the publication it used to circulate before. . . I used to read them endlessly, but, of course it's old it dies down. Not the same feeling as a new one would give. Anyone here still reads old mags(that is if you haven't sold them yet)?

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Just yesterday I was looking for the title to my car and got distracted with an Amiga World 1994( RoboCop on the cover) I put it aside and later I read the article " WarpEngine Vs. G-Force 040" ... ha even came across a few things I circled in pen on few adverts of things I wanted. .

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Old 04-02-2012, 06:56 PM   #25
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I have the permission to scan and distribute the "Amiga Magazin". It was well known in Germany. Perhaps other here get permissions for "English" magazines too. It is a great source for tips. courses ...
I really would like if some scans of "Amiga Magazin" have been made. Can't find any on the Web ;-(
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Old 04-02-2012, 09:22 PM   #26
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I acquired about 250 issues of various amiga magazines earlier this year, and its probably my favorite amiga thing Ive gotten ahold of for quite some time. As mentioned already there's just so much good information in them that's not online as yet, and having the physical media is so much better than pdf scans (of which I have roughly 500 of as well).

Not sure "rare" is the right word, but there's stuff amongst what I got that Id not seen or heard of before. Besides the usual suspects (CU Amiga, Amiga Format, AmigaShopper (great mag by the way, Id never read it back in the Amiga's heyday), AUI, Amiga Computing, The One, ACAR, etc.) there was also stuff like AmigaDownUnder, OZ Amiga, 24Bit and Pieces, Amiga Workbench, and some others. Also some non amiga specific stuff and some c64 mags (with some great tutorials and technical docs too).

While Im still wrapped with my find, it has caused a few problems.
1. A bit of a swap card like compulsion has developed and I have a strong need to complete the sets of magazines I dont have every issue of.
2. The sheer wealth of information contained within is distracting me from actually doing anything with that information (that is to say Im spending way too much time reading, and not much doing)
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Old 04-03-2012, 06:24 AM   #27
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And here's another great resource of those old mags:
> http://amr.abime.net/issues_7
AMR only seems to have scans of the odd page here and there, I'd like full issues of them all if possible as my old mags are in boxes at my folks place mainly.

I bought some DVDs with all of CU Amiga and Amiga Computing on in PDF which are great. Wondering if there are Amiga Format issues in full anywhere for download?
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Old 04-03-2012, 07:44 AM   #28
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Here is an older thread with some links:

http://www.amiga.org/forums/showthread.php?t=49501
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Old 04-04-2012, 05:16 PM   #29
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I guess I have what you would call a pretty large collection of Amiga magazines plus all the cover disks. It would take me an eternity to scan them all and maybe one day I'll gift them all to someone prepared to carry out the task... Given that loads are already on the web it would be a case of just filling in the blanks... Not sure this set of mags has been scanned yet and I have all the copies plus spares...

The Worlds Most Black and White Amiga Magazine

http://www.commodore-amiga-retro.com...r_100308_l.jpg

I all honesty I just like reading the magazines as was intended though I do appreciate that this both could damage the publication in time and restrict obviously the content to an audience of one. Dunno... I still find stuff in them that I find very interesting and useful and I wouldn't want to be without all my magazines.
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Old 04-04-2012, 06:07 PM   #30
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This is a good magazine link -

http://www.bombjack.org/commodore/amiga-magazines.htm
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:11 PM   #31
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I am definately upto the task of scanning anything Amiga related.

I have knocked out most of the US/Canada publications.

I just received copies of the missing AmiGadget magazines and almost all Amiga News (newspaper print stlye) and an issue of AmigoTimes 1.10 that I didn't know existed.

Lots more to come.

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Old 04-07-2012, 04:46 PM   #32
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@DLH
Smells good to me, may the force be with you :-) but no need to redo what has already been done.
see that: http://retropdfs.wordpress.com/curre...e-collections/
and http://www.bombjack.org
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Old 04-07-2012, 06:25 PM   #33
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Odd when someone points me to my own website.

Such a small world...

Enjoy

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Old 04-07-2012, 08:21 PM   #34
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I found about 45 issues of CU Amiga today (100% complete but as Mort scanned many badly as usual I'm hoping I can fix that and replace the blurry/warped pages of affected issues) and 25ish of Amiga Format.

I am only about 10 issues short of completing Amiga Power. Sadly few people are willing to donate ST/Amiga mags to scan and ebay are a company I will never use again. FEEL FREE TO DONATE CD32 GAMER/Amiga Power mags btw I don't destroy them for sheet fed scanner, I can flatbed scan nicely too if you want them back.

Found a few CVGs from the AGA years too (ie after issue 126)

Decent scans (quality of magazine condition and resolution improvement) of the first 3 years of ZZAP64 coming soon too. After Rignal and Penn left ZZAP went downhill fast AFAIC so not replacing the rest.

Sad to say ALL my scans in future will be watermarked with "illegal counterfeit ebay sale" too sorry. Currently doing that on my History of Computer + Video Games supplement book I finished scanning.

Oh and I hope the guy who won the VIC Computing mags last month scans them or lets us scan them

(not really of interest but I have located a complete donor set of ST Format but 1000s of miles away! But promised them sometime this year)
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Yeah, I remember how excited I got, when an Amazing Computing issue had a "This Old Workbench" story. I loved trying to mod all my various amigas, using stuff he would. LOL! Never a fan of New Icons, until 3.9. Always used MWB, 'cos of This Old Workbench.
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Old 04-08-2012, 10:36 AM   #36
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I should have Amiga Shopper scanned, OCR'd and available at RetroPDFs in the next few weeks. Watch this space
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Old 04-08-2012, 01:05 PM   #37
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I should have Amiga Shopper scanned, OCR'd and available at RetroPDFs in the next few weeks. Watch this space
Let me just tell you how I love your Work !! seriously, How can you hav the patience to scan AND OCR all the mags, this is just Amazing. They're big, but man, they're top quality :-)

I have all the Amiga mags you released until now and always seed them !

I Just donate minutes ago to support your work ;-)

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Old 04-08-2012, 01:24 PM   #38
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Let me just tell you how I love your Work !! seriously, How can you hav the patience to scan AND OCR all the mags, this is just Amazing. They're big, but man, they're top quality :-)
Thanks! Just to clarify, I haven't actually scanned most of the mags on the site so far - I've collected them from around the Interweb, done some minimal clean up a handful of the images and then OCR'd them all. The aim wasn't simply to rehost other's work; I was trying to create my own locally-searchable repository of all the old mags already scanned.

My hat comes off to all those who've scanned mags; I'm currently ploughing through 71 issues of Amiga Shopper, and it's a slow, soul-destroying process ... but it's all worth it to be able to bang a search term into Spotlight and have it find just the article you were looking for
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Old 04-08-2012, 03:04 PM   #39
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I love amiga mag, not having much money as a kid it was a highlight getting a monthly copy of Amiga Format playing around with the lastest demos and software usually wishing I could buy all the software and games I read about in the mag.

Back I think in 2000, when I bought a second hand Amiga, the guy gave me his HUGE collection of Amiga mags, nearly all mint condition, it was great reading all the early issues, and kinda of funny when reading like reviews of the first 68030 and 040 and how much power and speed they gave the Amiga, and my Amiga was more powerful than that.
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Old 04-09-2012, 04:24 AM   #40
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Not sure this set of mags has been scanned yet and I have all the copies plus spares...

The Worlds Most Black and White Amiga Magazine
I would love to see scans of JAM. Jeff Walker was one of the greatest Amiga writers.
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