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Old 21 November 2014, 12:47   #1
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Wink Amiga magazine with focus aside from games?

I'm enjoying reading Amiga Format, but I realize it's about fifty percent games. I never thought I would ask such a question, but I'd like to read more about the applications, hardware and real-world uses of the Amiga outside of gaming (which I think I have covered now with my recent purchases ).

Can anyone make a recommendation?
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Old 21 November 2014, 13:00   #2
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There was Amiga Shopper that covered the hardware and software utilities, no games.
Also Amiga User International that covered a lot of utilities and hardware.
Amiga Computing was another one that covered a lot of utility software as well as games.
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Old 21 November 2014, 13:11   #3
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Excellent, thanks ptyerman. Looks like I've plenty to choose from then!
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Old 21 November 2014, 13:13   #4
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No problem. There was a lot of magazines around back in the day, those should keep you busy for a while though.
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Old 21 November 2014, 16:50   #5
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I was completely awestruck by Amiga Format back in the day (and I still think it has great content, layout, writing etc). But I possibly missed out on becoming more skilled.

So it'll be great to see some DTP in action and maybe see how many of the old apps will serve my needs today. I think that most of what I do outside of work (basic web, email, DTP, play music, create music) could possibly be done in a virtual Amiga environment. If it goes well I'll probably get the hardware.
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In addition to aforementioned CU Amiga. I still have almost all AF and CU issues. Nostalgic reads.
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Old 21 November 2014, 22:24   #7
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In addition to aforementioned CU Amiga. I still have almost all AF and CU issues. Nostalgic reads.
I had a shit pile of cu,af, the one, amiga power, AA and cd32 gamer...then I dumped them in a skip. Bad idea...something about letting go of the past.

I still have a few issues in a drawer though. Fun to read.
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In addition to aforementioned CU Amiga. I still have almost all AF and CU issues. Nostalgic reads.
Yes, very true. The only thing I'm not nostalgic about are the prices. I'm glad to see the it wasn't just my imagination that Amiga Format was as good as I remember. Compared to current mags like Linux Format, AF had a larger page size, far more pages (almost 200!), better and more creative magazine layout.
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Amiga Future is published bi-monthly and should fit the bill, there's a bit of games, a bit of retro but mostly other articles.
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Is there any active magazine with such focus available in pdf?
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Old 22 November 2014, 07:26   #11
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Not active one's no, not as far as I'm aware.
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Old 22 November 2014, 15:10   #12
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Reset Magazine
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there are some other languages than english:
http://www.amigafuture.de
https://www.return-magazin.de/

there is a Polish? also which I don't remember right now.
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there are some other languages than english:
http://www.amigafuture.de
Amiga Future is printed both in English and German, and becomes available as PDF when the printed magazines are sold out. I think you can also buy DVDs with a whole year's issues?
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there is a Polish? also which I don't remember right now.
http://www.ppa.pl/magazyn/
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Old 22 November 2014, 17:38   #15
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Amiga Future is printed both in English and German, and becomes available as PDF when the printed magazines are sold out. I think you can also buy DVDs with a whole year's issues?
Thanks for the correction, I didn't know they also made it in English.
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Yes thanks. I wasn't aware of the PDF version, I stand corrected.
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Oh wow, I didn't realize there were current publications!
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