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Old 15 April 2013, 19:07   #1
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New One Of "Homebrew" 68k Amiga Magazine Idea

Inspired in equal parts by both Commodore Free (entertaining read thats worth checking out if you havent yet), and issue 107 (iirc) of ZZap64 (an issue released as a pdf only a decade or so after its demise), Ive taken a liking to the idea of trying to make a "magazine" focused on 68k amigas, and its scene/software/development/whatever in recent times. Given the relatively modest content that'd be available month to month it makes more sense to me to focus on highlights going back the last few years. An emphasis would be on more current content of course, but it'd be a pretty thin read if highlights from this decade were also ignored.

The idea isnt to make a new monthly/bi-monthly fanzine type magazine, but rather an attempt at a fully fledged magazine that wouldnt have looked out of place in the Amigas heyday. Games reviews and previews, app/tool reviews, OS updates, 68k AROS, maybe some tutorials, hardware reviews (even older hardware that has been upgraded (ie., heavily overclocked cards), an interview or two, and so on and so forth.

While this is predominantly for fun it also doubles as a learning experience, and an excuse to try to develop something semi professional looking on my Amiga

So that said I guess Im looking for input and/or help. Obviously I dont have access to all hardware released in recent times, nor do I have multiple Amigas to test software suited to different spec systems.
If anyone thinks they might be interested in writing an article or two, or perhaps reviewing a game or app, or piece of hardware, etc. that's new to 68k Amiga I'd appreciate the help.

Additionally I'd be interested in any suggestions as to what people would deem "worthy" for such a magazine. Ive already got a decent list, but Im sure there's stuff Ive missed.

Thanks in advance.

edit: just to clarify this wouldnt be a print magazine. I'd love to do one, but just dont have the money for it.
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Old 15 April 2013, 19:46   #2
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Inspired in equal parts by both Commodore Free (entertaining read thats worth checking out if you havent yet), and issue 107 (iirc) of ZZap64 (an issue released as a pdf only a decade or so after its demise), Ive taken a liking to the idea of trying to make a "magazine" focused on 68k amigas, and its scene/software/development/whatever in recent times. Given the relatively modest content that'd be available month to month it makes more sense to me to focus on highlights going back the last few years. An emphasis would be on more current content of course, but it'd be a pretty thin read if highlights from this decade were also ignored.

The idea isnt to make a new monthly/bi-monthly fanzine type magazine, but rather an attempt at a fully fledged magazine that wouldnt have looked out of place in the Amigas heyday. Games reviews and previews, app/tool reviews, OS updates, 68k AROS, maybe some tutorials, hardware reviews (even older hardware that has been upgraded (ie., heavily overclocked cards), an interview or two, and so on and so forth.

While this is predominantly for fun it also doubles as a learning experience, and an excuse to try to develop something semi professional looking on my Amiga

So that said I guess Im looking for input and/or help. Obviously I dont have access to all hardware released in recent times, nor do I have multiple Amigas to test software suited to different spec systems.
If anyone thinks they might be interested in writing an article or two, or perhaps reviewing a game or app, or piece of hardware, etc. that's new to 68k Amiga I'd appreciate the help.

Additionally I'd be interested in any suggestions as to what people would deem "worthy" for such a magazine. Ive already got a decent list, but Im sure there's stuff Ive missed.

Thanks in advance.

edit: just to clarify this wouldnt be a print magazine. I'd love to do one, but just dont have the money for it.
Sounds interesting. I would be interested to contribute regarding AROS 68k (where possible).

Is Emulators included in your list?
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Old 15 April 2013, 20:10   #3
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While Im more of a "real" hardware guy myself emulators are definitely part of the 68k amiga scene, so I do have them on my list. My brainstorming notes in regard to Amiga emulators mention comparisons of different versions of UAE, how they perform, and what they do and dont support, but I have no absolutes in regards to article content, especially when it comes to help people are willing to offer
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Old 15 April 2013, 20:14   #4
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While Im more of a "real" hardware guy myself emulators are definitely part of the 68k amiga scene, so I do have them on my list. My brainstorming notes in regard to Amiga emulators mention comparisons of different versions of UAE, how they perform, and what they do and dont support, but I have no absolutes in regards to article content, especially when it comes to help people are willing to offer
I not meant FS-UAE or WinUAE but Emulators running on Amiga 68k
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Old 15 April 2013, 20:33   #5
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Ah, sorry, I misunderstood

Definitely something I wanted to include as well, but I hadnt given a lot of thought as to exactly what. The scope of such an article is potentially quite large so I hadnt made any decisions as to what I was going to cover.

Again though Im pretty flexible. While I have a few thoughts about everything in my lists/notes the overall volume of work for the "magazine" is pretty big so I'd be happy to have a change of direction for an article vs. how Id write it if it was something someone else was interested in writing.
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I'll just assume you know about http://oldapov.abime.net/index.php ?
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Old 16 April 2013, 09:57   #7
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Ah, cool. I was completely unaware of it.
I'll have to have a read. Thanks

edit: seems more focused on older stuff. Still entertaining, but a bit of a different direction than I was aiming at.
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