Amiga Future monthly News May 2022
Date 30-May-2022 11:39:44
APC&TCP has now been active for 30 years
The APC&TCP computer club was founded more than 30 years ago, do any of you know exactly when?
As one of the largest Amiga clubs worldwide, the question of how to better support all the programmers in the club came up relatively quickly. As our members produced some really good programs and games, but they all voiced their opinion that they weren't very happy with the commercial contracts that were offered by major publisher. After long deliberations, APC&TCP sales was founded in May 1992.
The main task of sales was to market the club members' software as effectively as possible.
The first software titles released through APC&TCP were; Databench and 1990. Other titles such as Kargon, Jaktar, Flyin High, Pinball Brain Damage, and many others, followed on relatively quickly by even more. More recently, APC&TCP has released software titles for the Amiga such as Roadshow, CygnusED, RESHOOT R, Tiny little Slug, Trap Runner, and there are other products that are already in their 'starting blocks'.
Some time ago a shareware series was released, which comprised of a few dozen shareware titles that were marketed here by club members. Incidentally, APC&TCP blossomed relatively quickly into one of the cheapest PD diskette dealers in Germany.
Initially there were also a number of third-party products in the range, which were mainly sold to club members. Though relatively quickly after that our range of goods reverted to being only our own products that were offered, apart from a few exceptions. One of those exceptions, by way of example, is the LOAD from VzEkC e.V. Issue 8, which will soon be available in the APC&TCP online shop.
For many years, the NoCover floppy disk club magazine was also distributed through APC&TCP. Incidentally APC&TCP has been publishing the print magazine Amiga Future for over 20 years, and what's more, the Amiga Future will be reaching its 25th anniversary in January. Yes, the Amiga Future magazine is still being printed. :)
Over the years, in addition to the many software titles released through APC&TCP, there has also been a whole range of merchandise produced by APC&TCP: such as, posters, mouse pads, mugs, stickers and much, much more.
APC&TCP also took over the distribution of the Amiga Joker magazine, issues 17 and 19.
Recently the VD Aktuell has also become available through APC&TCP.
Over the years APC&TCP has remained very active, in many areas, though generally that is in the background, without Amiga users really being aware of their involvement. For example, APC&TCP took over the advance ticket sales for the Amiga trade fairs from ICP. So, it was a natural step for APC&TCP to present the Amiga at Gamescom in a show area of approx. 100 square metres.
APC&TCP will be there, yet again, at the Amiga 37 in the autumn of 2022 and is also assisting the organisers to make the venture a success, as usual, in the background.
Over the last 30 years, APC&TCP has released over 200 products for the Amiga, and there are also 125 NoCover issues. Additionally approx. 140 German and 80 English Amiga Future magazine issues have been printed during that time.
After 30 years, APC&TCP actually seems to be one of the largest software publishers for the Amiga with a current 6-digit annual turnover. From which no-one has become super-wealthy here, it's just that the Amiga is simply great fun to use. :)
Our main goal, currently, is to reach our 50th year anniversary, which would be something to really celebrate. In addition, we are always searching for entertaining games and applications, and where its programmer is also looking for a fair and reliable publisher. One of the great advantages of APC&TCP is that a programmer can have their say as to any choice of packaging, which is also one of the reasons why APC&TCP does not have any standardised or similar packaging from one product to another.
If you are one of those gifted, and interested programmers, then please send an email to: Andreas@apc-tcp.de
Virtual Dimension: VD aktuell 02 - May 2022 published
APC&TCP is pleased to announce that the GERMAN VD aktuell 02 - May/June 2022 is now available in the online shop.
The GERMAN VD aktuell 02 - May/June 2022 is available from us in four different ways:
- All subscribers to the German Amiga Future issue 156 will automatically receive the german VD aktuell 02 - May 2022 free of charge with the subscription shipment.
- With all orders (except downloads) in our online shop, the german VD aktuell 02 - May 2022 will be sent free of charge.
Of course only if there is still enough space and weight in the shipment.
- The german VD aktuell 02 - May 2022 (Community Edition) can be ordered from us for EUR 0.01 plus shipping costs.
- The german VD aktuell 02 - May 2022 (Supporter Edition) can be ordered from us for EUR 1.00 plus shipping costs. Here Virtual Dimension receives the complete net purchase price.
Amiga Future issue 156 released
The English and German issue 156 (May/June 2022) of the print magazine Amiga Future has been distributed today, and can also be ordered directly from the editorial office of Amiga Future, and the other Amiga dealers that stock the magazine.
Review RGBtoHDMI CDTV
and so much more ... if you haven't already, get your collectable copy ordered today
A more detailed description of the contents and previews of this issue can be found at the Amiga Future magazine hompepage.
Load 8 & new Mousepads is now available from APC&TCP
The magazine Load issue #8, from the "Verein zur Förderung deutscher Computer e.V." is now also available in our online shop.
We have also added two new mouse pads to our Shop. :)
Amiga Future magazine & AFA Viewer index update
The Amiga Future magazine index has been updated by Helmut Haake and now also contains the index of the latest edition of the Amiga Future.
The magazine index contains all article titles from the Amiga Future editions.
This makes it easier to find a specific article in over 20 years of Amiga Future.
In addition, the magazine index can also be used with the AFA Viewer for AmigaOS 4.
Firstly, to find out in which edition an article was published.
But you can also read the articles published on AFA-DVD directly with the AFA Viewer.
To do this, the AFA-DVD must be in the drive or installed on the hard disk.
It is also possible to partially access the files directly from the Amiga Future homepage.
Free download of the AFA Viewer: https://www.amigafuture.de/app.php/dlext/index?cat=78
Of course, Achim Pankalla would also appreciate feedback and ideas about the program.
Amiga Future: New full versions online
The download area of the Amiga Future was updated today. So, you can now find the following full versions online:
An overview of the recent uploads and changes to the download database of Amiga Future is also available from this link:
Of course we also want to be able to offer you many more full versions online, but to be able to achieve this, for you, we need your help, so ...
We are on the lookout for the Copyright holders for Amiga games and applications.
Do you know of any such person or can you actively help us in our search?
If so, then please contact us by email.
We are looking for extra support in order to revise the full versions download area of the Amiga Future webpage.
In particular, to check whether all those full versions formats (ADF, IPF, WHDLoad, AGA, CD releases, etc.) are complete.
In addition, a short description, in 2 sentences or less, about each of their system requirements and some screenshots need to be created.
If you want to help us, then please send us an email.
Amiga Future Wanted #2: CD32 editor
Note: regarding our Wanted #1: We have now filled the position of demoscene editor.
However, the Amiga Future print magazine is now looking for an editor for our CD32 corner.
- be really familiar with the CD32.
- have an overview of the software and hardware available for the CD32.
- also be fully aware of what is currently being developed for the CD32.
- though no-one is perfect - articles should contain as few spelling mistakes as humanly possible.
- be able to set aside time to focus on it, which is a factor you should not under estimate!
- Of course, most important of all: make what you write really fun to read!
Please note our advertising partners
On the Amiga Future webpage we offer you a huge free content all about the Amiga.
Because the Amiga Future is a non-profit project, the Amiga Future homepage has to finance itself completely.
The homepage, which is currently around 30 GB in size, is funded without exception through advertising, donations and our own private funds.
Programming new extensions, databases or features really costs a lot.
At the top of the webpage there are several banners from our advertising partners. We also have advertising in the left navigation bar.
Through these web partners we finance the server and programming costs of the Amiga Future webpage.
We would be happy if you pay attention to this advertising and that will ensure that there is still enough advertising on the Amiga Future webpage to finance it adequately.
Amiga Future 156 was released a few days ago
A few days ago issue 156 of the Amiga Future was published.
For everyone who overlooked the date, it would be a good time to order the magazine quickly.
Or maybe an annual subscription right away? Then you will always have the latest issue automatically delivered to your home and you don't have to go around
take care of the publication dates of the individual issues. And you even save money in the process.
Issue information: https://www.amigafuture.de/app.php/kb/index?c=13
APC&TCP online shop: Amiga Future 1-year-Subscription updated
The Amiga Future 1 year subscription from issue 157 - 162 can now be ordered in the APC&TCP online shop.
The expected publication date of the Amiga Future issue 157 is the 5th July 2022.
Amiga Future Promotion: Sample issue for 1 cent
Many Amiga users still don't know of the Amiga Future magazine. Sadly, all the events and fairs where you could have met magazine staff and looked through an Amiga Future issue have been cancelled this year. That's why we decided to offer you some sample issues.
We want you to become familiar with the magazine and feel the benefits it has to offer, so we hope you will consider ordering a subscription to the Amiga Future magazine.
Anyway, you can order a sample issue of the Amiga Future from our online shop https://www.amigashop.org for only 1 cent plus shipping costs. We are sure you understand that we need to charge shipping costs, as we're a hobby publisher.
The sample issue is merely an older regular issue of the Amiga Future.
Via the URL https://www.amigashop.org/product_info.php?products_id=321 you can choose to receive either the German or English sample issue.
We cannot estimate how great the interest might be in these sample issues, but in any case there is no time limit on this offer, but once the sample issues are no longer listed in the shop, all sold, then the campaign and being able to buy one of these samples, will end.
Here is a link to the information about the Amiga Future: https://www.amigafuture.de/app.php/info/
In any case you can find and read, for free, more than 100 issues of the Amiga Future online: https://www.amigafuture.de/app.php/kb/index
You can also find us on: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and there is also a free Android app. https://www.amigafuture.de/app.php/everywhere
Amiga Future: cheats database Update
The cheats database of Amiga Future is updated weekly by David Jahn, even if at first sight that is not immediately apparent.
The cheat database on the Amiga Future webpage is probably the largest German collection for the Amiga.
This doesn't just cover cheats, as many solutions, tips and tricks, as well as Freezer addresses can be found in the collection.
Don't forget you can find more than 3400 Games Cheats and solutions in the database, and there are always more being added.
The database is currently entirely in German, but if we receive enough donations for the website, we have plans to integrate a full-blown online database, which will also be available in English.
Since our last report the following updates have been added:
27 Mai 2022 - Flight of the Amazon Queen - Lösung aktualisiert
27 Mai 2022 - Volfied - Download-Link hinzugefügt
20 Mai 2022 - Flight of the Amazon Queen - Lösung aktualisiert
20 Mai 2022 - Flight of the Amazon Queen - Lösung aktualisiert
20 Mai 2022 - Flight of the Amazon Queen - Download-Link aktualisiert
13 Mai 2022 - Flashback - Lösung erfolgreich geprüft
13 Mai 2022 - Flashback - Lösung aktualisiert
06 Mai 2022 - Flashback - Lösung aktualisiert
29 Apr 2022 - Flashback - Lösung aktualisiert
Amiga Future special offer
So now we have another fantastic offer for any user that subscribes to the monthly newsletter May 2022 for Amiga Future ... but you actually need to read on just a bit further.
If you follow the weblink you can order an Amiga Future magazine pack (which consists of 4 issues 148, 149, 150, 151 - and includes the cover CDs) for only 19.00 (EUR) plus VAT. the
purchase is plus/includes shipping costs.
Please Note: The available quantity is very limited, as there are only 15 German packs and 15 English packs that are available. So, it's a first come ... first to get this great deal.
Direct link German Amiga Future package: https://www.amigashop.org/product_info.php?cPath=43&products_id=340
Direct link English Amiga Future package: https://www.amigashop.org/product_info.php?cPath=43&products_id=341&language=en