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MacFormat 22 (March 1995) Floppy Disk issue

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MF_22A_img.sit (1.30 MB)
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For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6 - Mac OS X
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MF_22B_img.sit (1.34 MB)
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For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6 - Mac OS X
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Guides on emulating older applications

This is the March 1995 issue of the U.K. mac magazine, MacFormat.

This is era of change: Radius revealed their clone at the MacWorld Expo in February. They are promising low prices and big advances in desktop video production. The initial aim of the clones was to broaden the base of mac users and hope for economies of scale that the PCs enjoy. Radius, however, are after the big spenders and this foreshadows what will happen to Apple.
Bandai announced a TV-console that plays Mac CD-ROMs: the Power Player. Bandai hope that it will appeal to families that like the Super Nintendo or the forthcoming Sony PlayStation. Spoiler alert: it doesn't. Apple calls the new machine design 'Pippin'.
This is early 1995: it is the end of the 68K era and the beginning of the PowerPC era. There is no PCI yet and expansion is primarily PDS or NuBus. The PowerMac 8100/80 is the King of the Hill. The Apple DOS Compatibility card for the most of the Quadras that allows the Mac to run Microsoft Windows 3.1 (Windows 95 is still being eagerly awaited). It has a 66MHz 80468 DX2 chip on it.
The new super System (codenamed Copland) has been delayed until 1996. Thunder rolled on cue.
One more piece of news from the SF Expo: Iomega have a released a removable storage option that is cheaper than most - the Zip drive.

The theme this month is 3D. Computers are now prowerful to render 3D. There are 6 pages about it as well as introduction to it within. Alias Sketch 2.0, Raydream Designer 3.1, Infini-D and StrataStudio Pro are introduced.

External CD-ROMs are reviewed. The slowest are 1-speed and the fastest are 4-speed.
A lot of multimedia titles are reviewed as well.
Photoshop 3.0 is given the run through and colour comes to Hypercard 2.2.
In music, FreeStyle gets a 2-page review.

Britain's best-selling Macintosh magazine, MacFormat Issue 22, March 1995, with CD-ROM or with two floppy disks (during a transitional period, issues of the magazine were available in buyer's choice of version).

1st DL above (MF_22A_img.sit) is a disk image of the magazine's first cover floppy disk. It is a StuffIt 3.5 archive containing a Disk Copy 4.2 disk image (see below for content).

2nd DL above (MF_22B_img.sit) is a disk image of the magazine's second "bonus" cover floppy disk. It is a StuffIt 3.5 archive containing a Disk Copy 4.2 disk image (see below for content).

3rd DL This PDF was scanned on a Kyocera Taskalfa as a JPEG at the highest level. The images were manually corrected for straightness with the ruler tool and cut to the ratio 1:1.33 The images were then reduced by batch job in Photoshop CS3 to 1614x1200 at 72dpi. The PDF was made in Acrobat 8 from these images. The version was set to Acrobat 4, bookmarks were set and OCR was applied. The final size of the PDF is 92MB.

4th DL Issue 22 reconstructed as PDF from above scans. Manual link above (35 MB). The first download is the same PDF but 3 times bigger.

The CD-ROM, inlay cover & booklet can be downloaded as an image here. The floppy image can be found here.

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

Probably System 6, System 7-9.


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by soudesune - 2020, November 19 - 2:43pm

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

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by soudesune - 2020, November 8 - 9:17pm

I downloaded the JPEG-zipfile, manually corrected the images and generated a PDF in the manner of the ones that I have done previously. The new PDF is 3-times bigger (92MB as compared to 35MB). I have had to compress the PDF into a zip-file so that it could be uploaded. I haven't removed anything.

I've also greatly lengthened the text about the magazine.

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by soudesune - 2015, September 14 - 4:10pm

Upto p70 now.

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by Kitchen2010 - 2015, September 7 - 9:55am

When you compile all this pages to a single PDF file, can you please put up a .cbz (= zipped folder of all the .jpg's) files, too ? It is more handy for reading sometimes !

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by Maury Markowitz - 2015, August 30 - 8:36pm

Ok cool. But it *seems* that all the files from 7 on *may* have this problem, just so you know.

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by soudesune - 2015, August 30 - 3:50pm

Hi Maury,
That's not good. According to IIGS_User, files larger than 40MB are downloadable to the Great Unwashed, so I'll try that first. If that's no good, I'll replace segment 7 for you. I'll send you a PM once i have done it.

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by soudesune - 2015, August 30 - 3:48pm

That is good news. I'll upload the full, unsplit image when I can.

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by Maury Markowitz - 2015, August 30 - 1:54pm

Hi soudesune. Thank you so much for this upload!

I downloaded all of the parts. Unfortunately while I can extract the first 6 files OK, file 7 says its incomplete, and none of the ones after that work.

I tried extracting both using SE under Basilisk and SheepSaver, as well as The Unarchiver under MacOSX. They all have the same problem.

Has anyone else here been successful?

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by IIGS_User - 2015, June 15 - 8:35pm

Basically, it is no longer needed to split the files below 40 MB to make them downloadable.

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by soudesune - 2015, June 13 - 10:50am

These are the ones that I have. I mean to put the rest up over time. Hopefully whois.there can make some of his collection available.

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by WhosIt.There - 2015, June 13 - 8:03am

I've got almost every issue of MacFormat since the very start, and all the cover floppy disks, CDs, and DVDs they came with (although some disks / discs don't work Sad ). Unfortunately being on a dial-up connection means it's not possible to upload them.

Instead I started going through the floppy disks and uploading the bits that seemed the most interesting which weren't already here. I've still have some to upload, but had a lot of work to do recently.

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by mrdav - 2015, June 13 - 12:19am

Thanks, soudesune. You asked me about MacFormat CD images that I have. The ones you sent me a while back on the portable HD are volumes 22, 33, 50,52,53, 56,57,60, 61,62,63, 64,65,66,67,68,71,76,79,81,91. It is probably best to have these on one or two pages here given the number of uploads. I will put up the ones that you don't do after I am finished with Nautilus uploads.