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We are proud to present "Atari Fan", a brand new printed magazine dedicated to all ATARI computers and consoles. Previously only available in the Polish language, this is the first issue that we are making available to a wider English-speaking audience.
 
All information about the magazine itself and its history you can read directly on our website www.atarifan.xyz, where you will also find a detailed list of articles available in this first English edition. We hope that it will whet your appetite for the kinds of articles that we will be bringing to you going forward.
Unique to this magazine is the fact that most text comes with additional information available in the form of QR codes, which will redirect to our website, where you can find materials assigned to the articles.
 
And yes, it's fuji all the way down! The magazine is laid out entirely on Atari computers – an Atari Falcon 030 with a CT63 accelerator card and CTPCI, with support from a rare computer designed specifically for DTP applications, the Hades 060. The whole magazine is composed using the legendary Calamus SLC 2015 "Complete Edition".
 
Get hyped in the meantime by enjoying this what is perhaps a first for any magazine, an invitation to its release running on a classic Atari 8-bit computer. This was created by the LAMERS group, and presented at the recent "Function" demoscene event in Hungary:
 
 
You may also enjoy this short video about the history of Atari Fan magazine by Nowy80:
 
 
September 23rd is the release date of the magazine and it will be available for purchase for 12 EUR.
All information and details can be found at www.atarifan.xyz, where you will soon enough also be able to purchase a subscription.
We're looking forward to bringing back this classic format with a splash, and hope that you enjoy receiving these issues as much as we enjoy making them!
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With Atari greetings,
Editor in Chief
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Ha! One of my Sdrive-MAX case designs is right in the middle of the front cover! Thanks! :D

 

Any chance of posting a couple of example pages showing the Calamus layout? Fascinated to see how good the results from an ST can be in the hands of a pro.

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Short article about our magazine (Spanish), in this article there are some sample screenshots with pages created in Calamus :)

 

https://atariteca.net.pe/a-la-venta-primera-edicion-en-ingles-de-revista-polaca-atari-fan/?fbclid=IwAR1BHvyo3SQVYc4nnl-74SfcZxbW0udGyecnLzWQDket6KyphMaKhKzFlWY

 

Many thanks for the author of this article

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Always hate that shipping costs as much as the magazine, but I will have to at least buy the first Issue. Has anyone approached you to distribute in the US?

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4 minutes ago, orpheuswaking said:

Always hate that shipping costs as much as the magazine, but I will have to at least buy the first Issue. Has anyone approached you to distribute in the US?

If you are interested in other retro magazines, you can buy something else so shipping will be smaller part. I bought AF#1 from here https://amiga.net.pl/index.php?lng=pl&kwt=10010&tms=575

There is also https://amiga.net.pl/index.php?kwt=4027&lng=pl and (not Atari but still...) https://amiga.net.pl/index.php?kwt=4068&lng=pl

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received my copy. It's awesome, lots of interesting articles from Atari world. Great article on POKEY (The C distortion in POKEY sound generator)!

 

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I saw FlashJazzcat's video and ordered a copy. Yes, it's expensive but it looks really nice and I know it took a lot of effort to create this so I wanted to support them.

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@mchorvat, @Allan:

Thank you very much for purchasing and supporting our project. I hope that the magazine will meet your expectations.

 

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I received my copy, looks very good thanks.

 

One minor correction: The Ultimate Cart was designed in Scotland by electrotrains.

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@AllanPlease contact with our ebay reseller. I know from our seller that is the problem with ebay and shipping by deutche Post to USA and COVID-19 :( I hope that you receive your copy asap.

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A short review of Atari Fan English edition #1 by my friend Pendrix24. I have been cooperating with him on testing his USB drivers for Atari ST/TT/Falcon for a long time (atari-forum.com). 🙂
 
"I bought and read the magazine. Well done Kroll!
It's glossy, all color, 5 mm thick. It has 90 pages. The layout is fantastic. Overall a high quality magazine, much better than I expected.
I enjoyed reading about the USB drivers news where I was mentioned. I enjoyed very much the interview with Rodolphe Czuba, and learn about his story. I also enjoyed the article about web browsers on the Atari ST/TT/Falcon."

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Purchased on eBay 10 Oct, arrived today 22 Dec, so about 75 days of shipping.  Slightly damaged en route, but not a problem for me. 

 

Production quality looks great, looking forward to reading it through!

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There still seem to be huge delays when shipping from Europe to the US.

Most of shipping is done the way the name implies: by ship. That means, delivery times will go up from days to weeks.

 

I will randomly send ABBUC magazines with tracking, just to get an idea, what really happens.

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My last shipment via standard postal services from Germany to the U.S. was 7 weeks. This why I have mentioned pooling orders and using FedEx/DHL expedited services. A few of us on here/FB groups/etc have pooled together orders from Poland and Germany, upgraded shipment to one of the expedited air services, and still come out slightly cheaper after re-distributing them here in the U.S. - not to mention getting the stuff in a week or so versus seven or eight weeks.

 

Very nice looking magazine, btw! I saw the review FJC did of it.

 

Edit: If any of the American or Canadian members would like to pool together an order, I am down. 

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Yeah - I am in USA and have not received either copy of ABBUC #142 yet :(  Mail delivery here has just been awful for the past several months.

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We are sorry, we do our best to ensure fast delivery, unfortunately this situation due to independent causes. We will be happy to improve the distribution system in the USA. Would there be a willing person to work with us to meet the expectations of fans / readers?

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