Retro RetroPDFs

.. and the first post of 2015 has nothing new:

  • Firstly, I’ve finally got around to reworking MicroHobby, the Spanish language Speccy mag. This was incredibly popular when I first posted it, but the image quality wasn’t as good as it could be, and the torrent has been offline for a while (although this wasn’t deliberate, I just … er… misplaced it. It’s now all recrunched and ready to go.
  • Your 64 was missing issue 4. Nothing personal, Commie64 fans :) It’s now in the new torrent; if you have the existing torrent, just download over the top of the existing files and this should add the missing issue.
  • Finally, Crash issue 1 had a slight problem with page 8 – although it was there in all it’s glory, the DPI of the image was set to 224dpi rather than the standard 96 – which meant the image appeared tiny. So either zoom in, or download the new torrent.
  • Grab all of this from <a href="here“>the usual page.

    In other news, I’m nearly there with Amiga Format – I’ve got all the issues collected together, just need to OCR them and they’ll be released to the world. Stand by!

    Commodore Format now available

    No post-Christmas-work-party hangover for me, and two posts in as many weeks, so I’m feeling smug. Besides, for some reason, I did all the work on this collection a year ago, and stuck it away in a dusty corner of my hard drive and forgot about it.

    Commodore Format is a C64 (and, presumably, C128) games mag from the classic days of Future Publishing. It strikes me that they came to the party a little late: by 1990, the Amiga was well established, but I guess as it lasted 60-odd issues there were plenty of 8-bit gamers around.

    As usual, grab it from the increasingly-crowded list list of available collections. I’ve also repointed the torrent files to a file hoster just in case some of you don’t like magnet files.

    The Micro User now available

    Haha! Just when you thought that an entire calendar year would go by without a new release, I go and prove you wrong. No excuses, just extreme laziness. Thanks again to everyone who’s donated.

    “The Micro User” was a format-specific title for the BBC Micro and it’s descendants (although Wikipedia mentions it also covered the Cambridge Z88 – maybe because it used BBC Basic?). It lasted an impressive 115 issues before morphing into Acorn Computing – another one for the “to-do” list.

    My torrent-hoster-of-choice, TPB, appears to have been scuppered, so I’ll see about moving the files to another host in the near future. In the meantime, the magnet links at here are your best choice – as always, feel free to email me if you need to get hold of the .torrent files.

    ST/Amiga Format Now Available

    Here’s a comparatively small one for you all – ST/Amiga Format, only 13 issues of 16-bit rivalry in under a gigabyte. Don’t get excited, this isn’t Amiga Format itself – that’s still my retirement project :) – but an interesting period piece nonetheless.

    Grab it here, and share it forever!

    Sinclair and the “Sunrise” Technology (EPUB/MOBI) now available

    Hey, two posts in one day – who said 2013 was going to be a write-off, eh? I’ve had this one hanging around forever, and although it’s still not perfect it’s good enough to let lose. “Sinclair and the ‘Sunrise’ Technology” is a “exposé” of Clive Sinclair’s businesses through the 1970’s and early 1980’s, and is a great read for anyone interested in the era.

    This is an original scan of my own copy, rang through the usual OCR process and then hand-edited into shape with the help of “mjwilson” on the World of Spectrum forums. EPUB and MOBI formats are included, and for anything else just use Calibre, the swiss-army knife of book converters.

    And best of all, it’s teeny enough to hopefully share to all via DropBox – no torrent required! Grab it here.

    Let me know if you spot any errors in the next that got missed in the “subediting” process …

    EDIT: just in case there’s any problems getting the file from DropBox, I’ve uploaded it to too: try this link if you have any problems with the first one.