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Announcement   Announcement : Finally the wait is over!!
   posted by Mikey_C on 22-Jun-2003 13:26:51 (1913 reads)
The finest issue of Total Amiga Magazine, hits the Printers!

So what's in Issue 15?...


News
AmigaOS 4 Update
Columns from Fleecy Moss and Alan Redhouse
Features
Selling the new Amiga.
"it's not about the desktop".
AROS: the DIY Amiga OS.
Mac: Reloaded - getting back into classic Mac emulation.
Quake II Competition.
Tales of Tamar Update.
Reviews
Pegasos and MorphOS 1.3.
Subway USB.
IBrowse 2.3.
FXPaint 2.
Aqua.
PD Paradise:
ANR and Home Bank.
Support
Top Tips.
Tutorial
Hollywood Tutorial - how to create a simple presentation with the new multimedia package.

Plus new contributors, John Chandler, Richard Drummond and Andrew Korn.

Total Amiga Magazine. Issue 15 Will be out soon. To subscribe, or buy a single issue, please visit our website http://www.totalamiga.org

Total Amiga Magazine, So good you will subscribe again and again.
    

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BrianHoskins 
Re: Finally the wait is over!!
Posted on 22-Jun-2003 14:31:07
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Total Amiga Magazine is excellent, I certainly don't regret my subscription and will wait with great anticipation for the latest issue to arrive.

I think Total Amiga Magazine lacks in certain areas of Amiga related interest though. Not because it is not a thorough magazine, but simply because they don't have experienced writers to write topics and tutorials in those areas. Areas of interest that immediately jump out at me are

Programming: (C, Assembly, Web Design etc)

Graphics: Some good graphics tutorials would be great

Audio: Some topics on Audio manipulation with the Amiga

Other than that the magazine is an excellent source of news, interesting topics and reviews/tutorials. What I would say is, if any AW members are experienced in an area which Total Amiga is lacking, and you're in a position to dedicate a substantial amount of time consistently for writing articles, why not contact them!! I'm sure they'll be very happy to have input in areas which the magazine currently lacks.

I wonder, will OS4 be out by the time the NEXT Total Amiga Magazine comes out?? My bets are they either it will, or it'll be VERY close :)

Brian

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rhino 
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Thanks for the comment Brian, much appreciated.

I would certainly agree that there are some areas we don't cover much due to a lack of contributors interested in those areas. I'm a bit surprised you mention graphics as one of those because, in general, I think we have quite a lot of graphics coverage. In issue 15 we have a Hollywood tutorial, issue 13 had one on Photogenics, issue 12: ImageFX, issue 11: Perfect Paint and so on :) In fact as graphics are an area that interests me I have to try not to let graphics and publishing dominate the magazine too much.

It is difficult to find people interested in writing tutorials - most of the contributions we get are reviews (which are very welcome of course) so it tends to be me who writes the tutorials and I only have a limited sphere of interest and expertise.

Anyway if anyone is interested in contributing to the magazine please get in touch with me privately (editor@totalamiga.org). We are interested in anything from a short hint or tip to a full blown multi-page review or tutorial. While, of course, someone prepared to commit to writing regularly is ideal we're also happy to take one-off articles too.

Robert

PS: The title of our news item may be slightly misleading, issue 15 has just gone to the printers and will be posted on the 7th of July if all goes to plan :)


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Re: Finally the wait is over!!
Posted on 22-Jun-2003 17:55:40
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I haven't read the mag very much (got a couple of minutes peek at AmiGBG this year) but I for one would love to see a C tutorial with a Q&A section or something. From what I can tell here, the interest for learning how to code is quite high here.

Prolly going to get myself a sub now :)


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Hi!

When I reffered to graphics I was actually reffering to tutorials, not reviews - I would agree that you have many interesting graphics program reviews - infact the Hollywood review is probably what I'm most looking forward to in the next issue :)
I already have FXPaint2 as well, so it'll be interesting to see what others make of that.

In any case, keep up the good work with the mag :)

Brian

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Errrm... all the ones I listed were tutorials (using the piece of software listed) not reviews :). The Hollywood piece in issue 15 is a tutorial on creating a presentation type script.

BTW an fxPaint tutorial is a good idea, I'll add that to the list of ideas for future issues.

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Web Design
There isnt any point.

Its all very well making modern websites using your Amiga (after all there are all sorts of programs capable of outputting plain text [for xhtml and css] / PNG, JPEG and GIF graphics) but you'll have to test them using your Windows|Linux|MacOS setup - the Amiga doesnt yet have a browser capable of viewing them.

Secondly, don't lump web design under programming - thats not quite the same thing. A good programmer isnt necessarily a good interface designer IYSWIM.


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Excellent job with the magazine!
Do you guys see yourself going monthly in the near future? I think you could with a price increase. I know people who cant wait for the mag to hit the press.
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Do you guys see yourself going monthly in the near future?


I can't see us ever going monthly, there just aren't enough hours in the day when everyone is working on the magazine in their spare time.

We would like to go bi-monthly but it's not a question of money, it's one of time. We need to get more contributors so we can fill a magazine 6 times a year and reduce the workload on individual contributors. Our current plan is to review publication frequency when OS4 has been released on the AmigaOne. The hope being that there will be more to write about (a new OS and, hopefully, new products) and perhaps potential writers will have their interests rekindled.

I also wanted to emphasise that TA is a not-for-profit publication and no one gets paid for their work on the magazine. Therefore as long as we cover our costs we're happy.

Robert


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I also find it a long wait between magazines, but completley understand the situation. My trouble is, I'm so excited at the arrival of the magazine I end up reading it cover to cover AND trying all the stuff in the Tutorials within a matter of days, and then I've got a long haul until the next one hehe.

Maybe I should try and find something to contribute myself, that would keep me occupied between arrivals at least :D

Oh BTW, about the person who commented on me including web design in prgramming - yes I agree, just that if you include JAVA and PHP etc it could be included in a programming subject I suppose.

Anyway, as I said before keep up the good work on the magazine

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I'm glad I bought the DVD with all the issues archived...


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