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Atari Interface magazine —we almost have them all?

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I've been looking to see if the Atari community has scanned all of Atari Interface magazine. Between AtariMania's collection (http://www.atarimania.com/atari-magazine-atari-interface_108.html), Internet Archive's collection (https://archive.org/search.php?query=atari interface magazine) and the three issues that are in my To Scan pile, I think the only issue that isn't accounted for is July 1991.

 

ALSO, if there are any issues AFTER April 1993, we need those too. Does anyone know what was the final issue of Atari Interface?

 

-Kay

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1 hour ago, Savetz said:

ALSO, if there are any issues AFTER April 1993, we need those too. Does anyone know what was the final issue of Atari Interface?

 

 

I was a member of BRACE in the early nineties and, as a member, received a subscription to Atari Interface. My subscription just quit one month, fairly short of the end, and the last issue I received was the March/April 1993 issue. I'm not aware of anything being released after that one.

 

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15 hours ago, Savetz said:

I think the only issue that isn't accounted for is July 1991.

 

There may not have been a July 1991 issue.  The June 1991 issue I bought at a bookstore had a little circular "July 1991" sticker over the date on the cover (which fell off at some point, but I can still see the discoloration over the date).

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AtariAce — OK, good data point. But In this post, @Allan shows that there were separate June 1991 and July 1991 Atari Interface disks, from which I would assume there were separate issues.

 

 

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8 hours ago, Savetz said:

AtariAce — OK, good data point. But In this post, @Allan shows that there were separate June 1991 and July 1991 Atari Interface disks, from which I would assume there were separate issues.

 

Did someone compare the contents of the disks with the June magazine we have?

Or is there no relation between magazine and disk?

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I have scanned and uploaded to Internet Archive the three issues of Atari Interface that were not digitized yet.

 

https://archive.org/details/Atari_Interface_1989-11

https://archive.org/details/Atari_Interface_1989-08

https://archive.org/details/Atari_Interface_1989-07

 

So that's all of them!! (Unless there was a July 1991 issue. There probably wasn't, but I'm not 100% sure.)

 

Just for fun, I created "Atari Interface Magazine — The Complete Collection" — a 2,350-page PDF that contains every issue. I OCR'd it all so it's searchable. It's 2GB(!) in size: you can download it or just view/search it at Internet Archive.

 

https://archive.org/details/atari-interface-complete-collection

 

-Kay

 

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Thanks, so much for your efforts!  I never subscribed to AIM, so I look forward to reading/browsing these.

 

Edit:  Was AIM an offshoot of Michigan Atari Magazine (MAM)?  I seem to remember some connection, but not sure.

 

 

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3 hours ago, Larry said:

Thanks, so much for your efforts!  I never subscribed to AIM, so I look forward to reading/browsing these.

 

Edit:  Was AIM an offshoot of Michigan Atari Magazine (MAM)?  I seem to remember some connection, but not sure.

 

 

I guess it could've been. I know that I received it as the club "newsletter" when I joined BRACE, Bluegrass Regional Atari Computer Enthusiasts, back in Kentucky in the early 90s. I think it definitely had strong ties to the Atari user group community, whether it started from MAM or some other.

 

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I downloaded the PDF with text (634 MB) instead of going for the full PDF at 2 GB.  When trying to read it, it brought my PC to its knees. Not SOTA, but no slouch with dual core AMD cpu and SSD.  (Not a Celeron!)  Then I split it into 5 parts, and it still scrolls extremely slowly one line at a time on the screen.  Before I DL the big file, does it have the same issues with PDF readers?  Or is this an issue caused by the embedded text?

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Yes, I think the compression is too high.  I downloaded the PDF version and each page takes forever to render making it unreadable.  Can you try again with less compression?

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I downloaded the PDF, and it is much better behaved than than the PDF with Text.  It doesn't scroll fast, but it's quite usable.  My cpu is 3.9 Ghz with 8 GB of ram and SSD.  So as I said, not SOTA, but the full PDF is usable with my system.  I may try extracting the individual issues.  The magazine issue order appears to be different in the two versions I downloaded.

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Have downloaded the AIM PDF file.

 

Can read every page of the magazine archive on both of my Linux Mint 19.3 1GB memory, 20 GB hard drive 2006 Toshiba computers.

 

I use the PDF reader supplied with the Linux Mint 19.3 distribution.

 

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