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1 hour ago, blackbox said:

 

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  The Runaway Robot Replies has a letter from Stephen Shaw relating to TIHCUC and their response. In seven quarters TIHCUC managed to produced just five newsletters and then disappeared.

 

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wow, did they really hijack that Club in some way ? 😲

 

But we still read the TI*MES today 🥰  :thumbsup:

 

 

 

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Schmitzi- yes TIHCUC took over TI Home without any referral to the paying subscribers who found their thick and useful (slightly irregular) magazine replaced with a very thin zero content very irregular pamphlet....- Texas Instruments had decided a "professional"  "club" was required (the PRINTING was professional...)  and as TI Home was a one-man band rather than an effective club, it was easy to arrange. The subscribers got nothing and took their business elsewhere- to TI Exchange who published TI*MES which is still running!


 

 

 

Meanwhile- a little more for your entertainment,

Magazine Listings 2

computer and video games 16  Feb 83-lots of files and content
   cvg16pompeii is included for historic reasons, not because I expect anyone to read black print on a black background as the magazine ewditor did! To make up for this I have included a text file (txt) of the program so mangled.

There is also a pompeii note jpg which is a signed historic note from the game inventor.

This issue of the magazine included a supplement with another TI game this time well printed- see cvg16sup_01 to 04.tif for "Victorian Sewers" in high res.  Both Pompeii and Victorian Sewers were written by Stephen Shaw.


 

computer and video games 35 Dec84-pdf extracted from archive.org so not a very high res but mostly quite legible.
  Contains- 
  Long letter from Howard Greenburg of Arcade Hardware, long time seller of TI software and hardware based in Manchester. Howard is the person who obtained the Thorne-EMI games from Thorne.
  Review of Parco GOLF
  Games listing SEA DIVER by Nik Cain- not very clear, low contrast- I've not been able to bring this back- perhaps someone has better skills with photoshop than I do.  The original simply didn't have the ink to start with and was aggravated by using a fairly dark background.
  
personal computer world 8412- Personal Computer World (UK)  December 1984- a long letter from Peter Brooks, one of the very earliest UK TI owners, member of the first UK User Group and publisher of his own magazine and a commercial book....  this letter is about  GOSUB.  Extracted from archive.org

 

enjoy. s


 

MagListings02.zip

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Scans from uk magazines from bitd....

 

Maglist three - all three games are included in TI Gamebase.
 
 Computer and Video Games #22  8/83- Muncher by Philip Hinton, good clear print.
 Computer and Video Games, #24  10/83  Slalom by Stephen Shaw
     -a rubbish game using a none standard user interface for speed and little else- hangs head in shame.  The magazine needed a fast action game yesterday- and paid ten quid for it.  Nice clear listing though.  Note the first page has the end of the list, the second page has the start...
     
Games Computing July 1984= Sir Prance-a-lot by Neil Lawson, who moved to Honiton, Devon to work for Parco and played a large role with their TI magazine. Lots of page graphics and a listing that is minute, so in addition to full page scans there are separate listing scans at 1200 dpi.  In these listings the £ symbol has been used instead of a # symbol  so where you see a £ instead use a #.  Also closing brackets are not clearly shown especially at end of line.         the first page has additionally been repeated in inverted form as it is easier to read like that.

 

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7 minutes ago, Schmitzi said:

 

@Albert can you please make me supervisor here in post 1 ? thank you :)

Done!  You can now edit the first post in this thread indefinitely.  If you need anything else, please let me know!

 

 ..Al

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25 minutes ago, Albert said:

Done!  You can now edit the first post in this thread indefinitely.  If you need anything else, please let me know!

 

 ..Al

 

oh thanks. And yes, here: :)

 

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Zipped tif images - WHTMAGS1   -These are all clean hi res scans

First, some items to fill in gaps in the WHT collection:
These are for WHT magazines:
IUG PRESIDENTS NEWSLETTER 
  MARCH 1983
  AUGUST 1983
  
These are for WHT user groups section:
    TIHCUC ISSUE 5 SUMMER 85. The last of the five pamphlets they produced.
    
    BLUEGRASS 99 (Bytemonger)- December 1987- an important issue with Wesley Richardson's article Count 99999.    
    
And more generically:
A page from Creative Computing August 1981- a review of Music Maker module

And yet another instruction manual, for Asgard BALLOON WAR


 

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Some good clean hi res scans as TIF images- magazines you may not have seen.
 
These are to fill empty places on the wht website if someone would please add them there....


1. Futura News  - a vendors newsletter from Futura Software, Vol 2 N1, Jan 1982
   May be fairly rare?


2 A User Group newsletter- OTIUG (Ottawa) v12 N7 Sept 1993 
  Not much in this one but it is missing from the wht OTIUG collection.  
  
3 & 4- A magazine published by a UK Retailer-
       TI-USER (UK-Galaxy), editor anonymous but probably Simon Sorsbie of Lantern Software, the magazine was distributed from TI Dealer Galaxy in Maidstone, Kent.  The magazine ran to at least 6 issues- and is fairly rare although there is at least one listed program in TI Gamebase.
       Issue 1- dated August 1983, with a long listing for a game "Scrumper" (I couldn't find it in the Gamebase) and a short listing for "Creatures"- which is in the TI Gamebase.
       Issue 2- undated.  Introductory articles on expansion options. A short TI Basic program called Meteors and an XB game called Trax by A J Frampton.

 




 

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2 hours ago, arcadeshopper said:

I'll upload these tonight

Sent from my LM-V600 using Tapatalk
 

done lmk if you don't like where i put it.. If you have future requests for ftp.whtech just pm me and include folder path if you can 

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WHTMAGS3

Some rare magazines not in the WHT collection- please  add them!

From Feb 1981, V1 No 3 issue of 99/4 Home Computer Users-Group Newsletter, poages 1,2,3,7,8 - published  by Charles LaFara in Oklahoma City.


 

From the UK:
Issues 1 and 2 of Tidings, Feb 81 and Mar 81. Quite rare.

Issues 3 and 4 of TI-User, Galaxy, Maidstone, dated Feb 84 and May 84.

 

Each magazine in its own zip for easier handling



 

994HCUG_v1n3_Feb81.zip tidings_No1_Feb81.zip tidings_No2_Mar81.zip ti-user_galaxy uk_No3_Feb84.zip ti-user_galaxy_uk_No4.zip whtmags3.txt

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More rare UK magazine scans zipped into individual collections of tif images.
These are currently missing from the WHT archive- please would someone insert them there, thanks.


 

The WHT archive has a good set of newsletters from the East Anglian Region (EAR) but currently omits the first three- so here they are,  Issue 1 of May 87, Issue 2 of June 87 and Issue 3 of July 87.


 

The magazine Tidings from the first UK Group TI Home is poorly represented in WHT so here are Issue 3 of May 1981 and issue 4 of July 1981.  In the early days the masthead title of Tidings came and went but later became the norm.    July 1987 was the last of the thinner issues, as there were only 18 members, the UK console was about to be released and after that membership - and magazine size- grew fast with the later magazines often exceeding 100 pages!
  
 

EAR (East Anglia) V1 N3 July87.zip EAR (East Anglia)_V1_N1_May87.zip EAR (East Anglia)_V1_N2_Jun87.zip tidings v1 n3 May81.zip tidings v1 n4 July81.zip

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Got the above dates wrong, reference to TIHOME Tidings being thicker after July 1987 should be July 1981 of course, but you spotted that...   there will be a delay before I move on to the very thick Issue 5.  First I'll fill in a few small omissions from the wht collection...  next up will be the initial issues of Peter Brooks "TI-Lines" from April 1984.   Looks like a weekly schedule to post these...    s

 

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