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Old 27 August 2008, 11:29   #1
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Happy Demoscene Freax volume 1 out now...



http://www.maz-sound.com/FREAX/en/FR...scene-history/

http://www.maz-sound.com/index.php?s...der_list&id=20
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Old 27 August 2008, 12:11   #2
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Let's hope it's better than the first edition....
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Old 27 August 2008, 12:28   #3
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Let's hope it's better than the first edition....
You didn't like it? I haven't seen this book before - the "sample chapter" link doesn't work
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You didn't like it? I haven't seen this book before - the "sample chapter" link doesn't work
Mmh, the Java popups works here, but it's hard to read.
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You didn't like it? I haven't seen this book before - the "sample chapter" link doesn't work
Nope, I didn't. Friend of mine bought it (and didn't like it either). Contained a lot of mistakes (some of them were really silly like Amiga disks have a capacity of 720k, WTF?) and false information. The picture quality was great but that's the only positive thing I can say about the book. That someone wrote about the Amiga scene who never really was part of it didn't help either.

I'm also not a fan of such kind of books anyway, who needs a book that explains the scene? I never really understood that but that might just be me.
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I enjoyed Freax - it took me back... I think it was released in about 2006, so I guess this is the second edition announcement?

Sure there was some stuff in there that might have been opinionated, but it's always fun to see a different side and the enthusiasm came right out through the book. Didn't see many downright wrong things!

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Old 27 August 2008, 20:38   #7
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I enjoyed it too. Took me back to the days when many of my friends had an Amiga and we were enjoying it together.
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Old 27 August 2008, 20:55   #8
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Finally we can buy this again, wanted the first one but it sold out!
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Old 27 August 2008, 23:39   #9
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Finally we can buy this again, wanted the first one but it sold out!
You can buy the original version on there iirc.

I got mine (2006 edition) from amazon.de. Lots for sale on there.
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The book is "pretty", but it is not a great read, or at least wasn't for me. Should at least have got someone to check the grammar, and it does have a fair amount of factual errors, which I think stems from the books "knowledge" primarily coming from various websites which have mistakes (including mine)

Works quite well as a loo book though. I recommend the Commodore book for a great bedtime read though. That is excellent.
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Commodore book?
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This one.

http://www.variantpress.com/books/on-the-edge

(or www.commodorebook.com)

really well written. I couldn't put it down.
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This one.

http://www.variantpress.com/books/on-the-edge

(or www.commodorebook.com)

really well written. I couldn't put it down.
Yeah, that's a good read - 2nd edition out in October too
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We placed our order. Who will be writing the next Amiga book that covers Amiga Inc?

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