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#1 kodak80 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Apr 11, 2015 8:35 AM

For those interested, I am in the process of creating a full archive of the Atari ST Review (UK) magazines.  There were 35 issues and I could not find them on the Internet.

 

I have purchased most issues and I am scanning and uploading them as PDF files available on my website:

 

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http://www.chillicha...atari-st-review

 

Enjoy.



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Posted Sat Apr 11, 2015 4:56 PM

A wonderful collection and really enjoying them, many thanks for all the hard work in getting them out there on the net, a real achievement fella :)

Anyone looking for some great ST magazines these are well worth a look.

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Posted Sun Apr 12, 2015 6:43 AM

I also second this, as you know. Incredible works to bring these old classic Atari ST magazines back to life for all.

Really appreciated. Keep it up : )

Steve



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Posted Tue Apr 21, 2015 8:20 AM

New Issue:  Issue 02 (144 pages) has now been scanned and added to the website. ;-)  Enjoy.

 

http://www.chillicha...atari-st-review

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#5 kodak80 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 22, 2015 7:20 AM

NEW ISSUE: Issue 03 is now available. Enjoy. :)

 

http://www.chillicha...atari-st-review

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Posted Fri Apr 24, 2015 10:59 AM

finally completed my downloads of every scan you've made so far. Can't wait for the missing ones to be done..

Really enjoying these magazines. Thank you yet again.

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Posted Sat Apr 25, 2015 1:28 AM

I'd forgotten about this magazine- I definitely bought it off and on for a year or two. I love that someone filled in the survey in issue 1!

 

I'd been wondering for a while where I read about this device, that was shown in issue 1:

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I was and still am tempted to build my own ;)

 

Thanks!



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Posted Sat Apr 25, 2015 4:31 AM

It certainly looks an interesting device.

 

With regards to the survey pages in issue 1, I have fixed these so the survey is now blank and will be reloading the issue 1 PDF on the website in a bit.  I am also going to optimize the PDF so it will be a bit smaller but still be a good quality.



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Posted Sat Apr 25, 2015 9:46 AM

Has anyone ever gotten their hands on one of these and used it?

 

Looks like the X controllers, sort of... weren't they available for a

wide range of computers?



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Posted Mon Apr 27, 2015 4:40 PM

By looking at the description of the number of in/out bits,  it appears to use the printer port?



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Yes.to Do !

#12 kodak80 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Apr 30, 2015 3:56 AM

ISSUE 02 UPDATED: Anyone read through issue 02 yet? I did today and page 86 didn't turn out to be 86! The PDF I had available is missing 2 pages which I hadn't scanned.

I have now scanned the missing pages (82 & 83) and recreated the PDF file. I have also OCR'd the new version so that it contains selectable text rather than just scanned images. The updated PDF is now available on the website.



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Posted Thu Apr 30, 2015 2:29 PM

Are the rest of the issues OCR'ed?  I had grabbed a few and they didn't seem to be, and when I went to OCR them I found out that they are unfortunately password protected...  :(



#14 kodak80 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Apr 30, 2015 7:03 PM

No, the other issues are just scanned images in PDF format.  I only recently found the feature in Adobe Acrobat to OCR so did it for issue 2.  I will probably do the other issues if this is what people want?



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Posted Thu Apr 30, 2015 7:42 PM

OCR is very handy for searching lots of articles/magazines/etc - just be sure you use 'searchable image exact, no downsample' OCR for this type of stuff.

 

I've done a lot of scanning myself...    :)



#16 kodak80 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Apr 30, 2015 7:55 PM

OK, I will work through them and OCR them.  As you say, it is handy to select the text and search.  I will let everyone know when they are done and uploaded.



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Posted Fri May 1, 2015 1:54 AM

ISSUES UPDATED: Due to a request, issues on the website (that are currently available) up to and including issue 14 have been reloaded as OCR'd PDF versions so they now have searchable text in them. icon_biggrin.gif I will be updating the others over the weekend.



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Posted Mon May 4, 2015 6:21 AM

ISSUES UPDATED: I have now re-uploaded the remainder of the PDFs (currently available on the website) which contain text now. They are now bigger though. I have not OCR'd issue 34 as it doesn't want to play nice. I will need to look at this issue next week.

DISK UPDATED: I have checked disk 2 from issue 06 and found that the file JAMES.ACC was in the root of the floppy. It should have been in the JAMES12 folder. I have now uploaded a correct MSA for this disk.

I have also added a content summary at the top of the Cover Disk download page to help with checking what is on each disk.
 



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Posted Sat May 9, 2015 8:16 AM

NEW ISSUE: Thanks to spiny (on atari-forums.com), who posted me a copy of issue 08, I have now scanned and uploaded the PDF to the website.

 

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FEATURES in Issue 08:
30 UNDER THE MAGNIFYING GLASS
We take a close look at Atari's new dream machine, the Falcon 030.
36 GET ORGANISED
Looking for something for the person who has everything? You could do far worse than a personal organiser. In the first of a two-part round-up, we look at seven of the best with prices to suit every pocket.
42 COPYCATS
The ST may be a wonderful machine, but there are times when we'd all appreciate the facilities of a PC or a Macintosh without trading in our current machine. Emulators offer the perfect solution - but which is the best of the bunch? We compare a range of these little gems and give you our opinion.
48 CHANGE OF KEY
And if emulators aren't enough, take a look at the DEKA keyboard interface which allows you to use one of the many excellent PC keyboards currently available.
52 CHRISTMAS BELLES
We're in seasonal mood with a round-up of the best buys for Christmas. If you're having trouble with your Christmas shopping list, our tips should point you in the right direction.
55 LOOKING TO THE FUTURE
The lnsite Floptical Disk Drive is the latest alternative to the good old floppy. But how does it stand up to tried and tested methods of data storage? We find out...
57 ON-LINE LETTERS
Conventional fax machines are all very well, but wouldn't you like one that you can run straight from your favourite word processor or DTP package? Enter the TKR Fax Modem.



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Posted Sat Jun 6, 2015 1:10 AM

NEW ISSUE: It's been a while, but issue 04 is now available on my website.  156 pages of retro Atari ST information from August 1992. Enjoy. :)

 

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http://www.chillicha...atari-st-review



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Posted Sat Jun 6, 2015 9:34 AM

Thank you!



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Posted Wed Jun 10, 2015 7:31 PM

NEW ISSUE: Issue 24 has now been scanned and uploaded to my website. Thanks to catmando for the missing pages.

 

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FEATURES
6 ST REVIEW NEWSDESK
The latest news about Atari, a stunning sound system for the jaguar and new releases from Hi Soft and CGS.
10 UPDATE
Keep on top of the latest changes to your programs.
12 UP AND RUNNING…
Ofir Gal takes you through the installation process for our cover disk program, Calligrapher Professional…
14 CALLIGRAPHER TUTORIAL
…and Nial Grimes presents our first tutorial!
16 PIX OF THE CROP
As PixArt hits the UK market, David Howell and Keith Berry give it the once over.
20 THINK ABOUT IT...
Andrew Wright examines a brand new planning tool…
25 SCROLL ON!
ST Review gives you a sneak preview of HiSoft's Papyrus!
26 PHOTO FINISH
Maurice Collins fires up the Pro version of Photo Show…
29 RIGHT ON
Exclusive preview of Compo's long-awaited That's Write 3.
30 GEM OF A VIEW
Is Gem View 3 the only file converter you'll ever need?
Nial Grimes thinks so…
35 STRAIGHT AND NARROW
Straight talking on STraight FAX! with Ofir Gal.
39 NEXT MONTH
Find out what we've got in store for you next issue…
40 MIDI MONTHLY
Kevin Pawsey reviews Clarity Falcon and a brand new piano sound module from Roland.
44 THROUGH THE KEYHOLE
Rombo under the microscope this month…
50 READERS' OFFERS
A host of goodies for you at t
he right prices!
53 SUBSCRIPTIONS
Subscribe now and get one of our excellent free gifts!
58 GRAHAM GOOCH CRICKET OFFER
Get the follow-up to Graham Gooch World Class Cricket.
64 BOOK OFFERS
Check out lain Laskey's reviews of three Kuma books, the ST Review booklist and manuals from previous cover disks.
66 PD ZONE
Nial Grimes looks at his disks of the month and the latest in the public domain for pictures, utilities and the Falcon.


Only 1 more issue (issue 5) to go and this will be the complete set. icon_biggrin.gif

 

http://www.chillicha...atari-st-review



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Posted Thu Oct 1, 2015 2:53 PM

For those interested, I am in the process of creating a full archive of the Atari ST Review (UK) magazines.  There were 35 issues and I could not find them on the Internet.

 

I have purchased most issues and I am scanning and uploading them as PDF files available on my website:

 

ATARI%20ST%20REVIEW%20logo.jpg?height=76

http://www.chillicha...atari-st-review

 

Enjoy.

How to make a guy feel old!

 

I WAS that deputy editor!



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Posted Fri Oct 2, 2015 1:10 AM

ACE magazine!!! :)



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Posted Fri Oct 2, 2015 1:33 PM

Oh BTW, I'm also the guy who wrote the Wikipedia piece that you plagiarize on your website!







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