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MacFormat 02 (May/June 1993) magazine & disk

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macformat-2-800k.sit (750.54 KB)
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Guides on emulating older applications

Britain's best-selling Macintosh magazine, MacFormat Issue 2, May/June 1993, with cover floppy disk containing shareware, public domain and demo software. This issue predates the mass distribution of CD-ROM with magazines (it wasn't until issue #13 before CD's 1st accompanied MacFormat).

Top DL: above is a reconstruction of the 800K DD floppy from issue #2. It's not original but sourced from the MacFormat floppy-disk back-archive, located on MacFormat CD issue 36 (April 1996).
MD5 checksum & filename: 66000bc4a7f090096b5fd6f8ae83a34e *macformat-2-800k.sit

2nd DL MacFormat Issue 2 as PDF, reconstructed from scans reduced in size to 1600x1200. More rough around the edges than the download above but with the text (mostly). No bookmarks though.

3rd DL MacFormat Issue 2 as PDF, reconstructed from above scans, zipped. Use MacZip to extract, if using a classic Mac OS.

Architecture: PPC (Carbonized) x86 (Intel:Mac) x86 (Windows)


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by soudesune - 2020, December 10 - 9:06pm

Pages straightened; Big and normal versions of the PDF uploaded;

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by soudesune - 2020, November 18 - 8:46pm

JPEG-collection removed.
PDFs put in as PDFs, rather than as ISO or ZIP-files.

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by IIGS_User - 2019, October 20 - 6:34pm

"Mac OS to run on PCs?" in the pict above, somewhere in the magazines written in German (but I can't remember whether if was MACup or MacWelt) took this theme as a side note as well.

At that time, we, the users, didn't recognize this note in context with future Macintosh computers equipped with Intel processor types.

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by soudesune - 2019, October 19 - 9:13pm

I've put up another PDF of issue 2 of MacFormat. It has as much text as the OCR function in Acrobat 8 will recognise, but no bookmarks. It was created from scanned images reduced down to 1600x1200 at 72dpi. The PDF is in an ISO-image file so that it could be uploaded. It's 70MB.

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by dylansm21 - 2016, March 31 - 7:15pm

Very eloquently put soudesune.

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by WhosIt.There - 2015, October 14 - 9:25pm

I don't appreciate being called a weirdo.

It was a joke, hence the winking smiley.

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by soudesune - 2015, October 14 - 7:57pm

This whole site is based on altruism. My colleagues at work certainly consider me weird for standing at the copier for almost an hour with a 21 year old magazine scanning away.

As for cost, a magazine in the post costs, what, £2-3 per issue? It'll cost me as much to send it back to you. I'm putting in my time to get these scanned. MikeTomTom is very kindly putting in his time to generate PDFs and we are all better off.

I understand that your magazines will be in worse condition (not much worse, but much more lived in). You could do it yourself, but you haven't yet. Do you intend to scan them in yourself? I am asking you if you are prepared to take that risk for the common good.

I don't appreciate being called a weirdo. By extension everyone on this site is weirdo - playing old games on obsolete computers? But then almost everyone with a hobby is a weirdo, if you look at what they do in a cold, hard light.

I just want to see the collection complete online, freely available to everyone. You are the only person that I know of who has the early copies that I don't have, hence I asked you.

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by WhosIt.There - 2015, October 9 - 4:14am

Even if I did trust some weirdo on the Internet Wink it would unfortunately cost a fortune to do it. The postage from here is disgustingly over-priced.

I could do it myself if it could be done without folding the pages back to give a flat scan, which destroys the spine and/or the pages (although the scanner part of my printer doesn't work with this old G3 PowerMac, so that means using the flakey laptop).

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by soudesune - 2015, October 7 - 6:40am

Hi WhosIt.There,

If you trust your early copies (issue by issue) to me , I'll happily scan it in and send it back to you. Of the first ten issues, I have numbers 2, 5 and 9.
Send me a PM if you are interested.

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by WhosIt.There - 2015, October 6 - 9:01pm

Unfortunately my MacFormat collection didn't start until issue 3, so I don't have an original disk (nor magazine) for issue 2.

I'll have to download these instead. Thanks. Smile