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Every magazine has a silver lining

By Chris Williams. Published: 3rd Oct 2002, 13:42:24 | Permalink | Printable

Well not every, just CD mag RISCWorld. New issue details enclosed.

We never turn down a press release. If you took the trouble of posting us an email then we'll take the trouble to publish it, plus it's cheaper than pizza. Arriving today in our inbox was an announcement from Aaron Timbrell of RISCWorld, editor of the bi-montly CD based magazine for RISC OS users. Published by APDL, RISCWorld seems to be hit by the recent silly-sloganitis bug going around RISC OS websites; "RISCWorld - it's in colour and you don't need a wig to edit it" and "RISCWorld - the CD magazine you don't have to download IN COLOUR". Even Cybervillage can come up with better content than that, sometimes.

RISCWorld subscribers will be receiving their copies within the next few days, unless as Aaron reassures us, your CD gets destroyed during the journey. Cross your fingers now. For this month, we're told this "bumper" issue features:

  • The conclusion to the CD writing on RISC OS series
  • Filtering using Messenger Pro
  • Our favourite reader, Paul Johnson, continuing to develop his Football Manager game. Own goal!
  • Automatic HTML generation from text files
  • Sharing an internet connection between RISC OS and Windows
  • The return of the Powerbase column
  • A report on the RISCOS Ltd AGM
  • Gavin Wraith explaining his Scribble PDF generator
  • Reviews of digital cameras and the StrongGames CD
  • A full version of the !Ergane translation application
  • Exclusive Start of a serialisation of Terry Blunt's book, "Archimedes Gamemakers Manual", originally published by Sigma Press. You gotta remember those old Archimedes.
  • Column by Hugh Jampton, tell us who he is please as we've had too much fun guessing.
  • Lots of PD software bundled onto the CD
  • And lots more exciting and informative columns, including what we can only assume is the hilarious "inane ranting from the Editor". Terrific.

A sample edition is online for you to check out this worthy publication. For a two year subscription that'll set you back around 30 quid, we have no further questions your Honour.

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How wude. :-o

 is a RISC OS Usermoss on 3/10/02 6:30PM
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Quite amusing, too. :)

 is a RISC OS Usertakkaria on 3/10/02 8:29PM
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Tsk, s'not rude.

Chris, drobe.co.uk

 is a RISC OS Userdiomus on 3/10/02 8:40PM
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I hear there's an excellent Education Column, as well! ;) -- Andrew Harmsworth, Cambridge. www.gcse.com owner and author

 is a RISC OS Userharmsy on 3/10/02 10:15PM
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With such sour overtones, I wonder why drobe bothered to 'promote' this mag at all. -- Spriteman.

 is a RISC OS UserSpriteman on 4/10/02 9:11AM
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It's very amusing.

And rude.

 is a RISC OS Usermoss on 4/10/02 11:00AM
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To be honest, a CD magazine has the edge over a paper one, (in my absolute honest opinion), because you can bundled more goodies on a CD and they're easier to store in a rack, unlike paper magazines where you get 3 old copies lying around lost under a coffee table. And they work out cheaper, but that's really because it takes more work and money to publish a whole magazine every month. Although, you need your computer to read a CD magazine. It's all swings and roundabouts.

Chris, drobe.co.uk

 is a RISC OS Userdiomus on 4/10/02 11:26AM
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I mean how can ever expect to read something which isn't on a monitor, Chris? :)

 is a RISC OS UserSnig on 4/10/02 11:23PM
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Hmm, cancelling the AU and getting RiscWorld suddenly sounds a much more likely prospect.

 is a RISC OS UserSnig on 4/10/02 11:35PM
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Cancel AU and get Archive or Acorn Publisher (I've heard they're both great).

 is a RISC OS Usertakkaria on 5/10/02 6:43PM
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You've heard? That's great re-assurance. :P

 is a RISC OS UserSnig on 9/10/02 12:35PM
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