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Download 100 old issues of Computer Gaming World magazine

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Get 'em here, all in PDF form:

http://cgw.vintagegaming.org

Unfortunately the archive only goes up to issue 100 at the moment, hopefully they'll keep adding more.

I downloaded issue #100 to check it out, and so far I've seen ads for Commander Keen: Aliens Ate My Babysitter, GameMaker (oh, that pink background ad taunted me back in the day and I forced my dad to order that piece of crap for me) and also Ragnarok (the DOS game, not Ragnarok Online of course ...) .....

Good nostalgic fun :) There's also an article about how VR technology should start becoming popular in homes in about 2 years (this was back in 1992 hehe)

Edit: Oooh, an ad for the original Sound Blaster ... featuring the same box that is still sitting in the closet at my parents house :) There's also ads for the "Sound Galaxy BX II" sound card and the "Thunder Board" sound card ... guess they were the losers in the sound card wars. Wonder if they were Ad-lib and/or Sound Blaster compatible? *geek*

Annnnd a full page ad for the "adult themed" game Cobra Mission ... hahaha. Prolly couldn't get away with that today ...
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Ah memories ... memories....
THX for that link emmzee.

For the n00bs that need a PDF reader, don't use acrobat, that's a 'huge ressource eating always on the background installing a lot of useless register keys' in your system.
Use this one:
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Grab the free version, no install needed, works flawless, no register keys added, small and extremely fast and reliable.
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Ooh, slick!

Thankies, emmzee! :D
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dosraider wrote:Ah memories ... memories....
THX for that link emmzee.

For the n00bs that need a PDF reader, don't use acrobat, that's a 'huge ressource eating always on the background installing a lot of useless register keys' in your system.
Use this one:
http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/rd_intro.php
Grab the free version, no install needed, works flawless, no register keys added, small and extremely fast and reliable.
Those on a mac just double click the damn thing :)
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those on a Mac have that horrific acrobat reader shoved down their throat.
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those on a mac dont need adobe reader, its just got native pdf support
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Why are we whispering? >_>
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Wally*Won_Kenobie wrote:those on a mac dont need adobe reader, its just got native pdf support

Ah yes, indeed, forgot that MacOSX has build in 'Display PostScript'.
Indeed.
Still, I blame Mac for the development of that horrific acrobat.

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Oh and mac also has built in print to PDF. In your face vista. yes we dont want to wake the ogre, he'll bite your head off for sure @_@
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Still blaming Mac for that bad acrobat reader/creator.
And I can build my own PC at my wishes for half the price of a Mac.
You may have your PDF build in support, you pay enough for that PDF shit.
And yeah, Vista is kinda ......now yeah, kinda.


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