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MacFormat 19 (Dec. 94) magazine & CD

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This is the December 1994 issue of the U.K. Mac magazine, MacFormat. The PDF was scanned on a Kyocera Taskalfa as a JPEG at the highest level. The images were corrected for straightness with the ruler tool and cut to the ratio 1:1.3333. The images were then reduced by batch job in Photoshop CS3 to 1600x1200 at 72dpi. The PDF was made in Acrobat 8 from these 1600x1200 images. The version was set to Acrobat 4, bookmarks were set and OCR was applied. The final size of the PDF is 94MB.

Mac Clones may soon become a reality. Apple has agreed to licence the right to manufacture macintosh computers in order to raise the Mac's profile on the PC-dominated high street.
System 7.5 introduces a new logo (the one we know today with the blue faces) and many new features, like QuickDraw GX, AppleGuide, AppleScript (which has been around for a while) and PC Exchange. QuickTime 2.0 is a late addition to the release. As a sign of the times, System 7.5 is also available on CD (as well as floppies).

The theme this month is accelerators and improving the performance of your Mac. There are sections on upgrading a Mac Classic (well B&W compact Macs anyway), by adding a 16MHz 68000 Performer 2 and 68030 Performer Pro (both from Harris), upgrading an LC, by adding a Formac Pro33 or a DayStar Universal PowerCache or a IIci, by adding a DayStar Turbo040, which, btw, costs as much as an LC630 8/350/CD acc. to the ads.
There is also 2 pages on what to do about and how to avoid SCSI problems.

To finish it off, theŕe are reviews of 2 OCR software packages: TextBridge and OmniPage Pro 5.0. Amongst many other products reviewed, there's a page on Apple Personal Diagnostics 1.1.1, the game Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers, the French game Goblins 3, Gadget & the useful Now Utilities 5.0.

The CD-ROM can be downloaded as an image here. The inlay covers are above. The floppy image can be found here.

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


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by soudesune - 2020, November 19 - 2:20pm

You are welcome Gera!
PDFs put in as PDFs, rather than as ISO or ZIP-files.

Gera's picture
by Gera - 2020, June 12 - 7:43pm

Thank you!

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by soudesune - 2019, December 7 - 4:59pm

December 1994 issue added. All of the 1994 issues that I have are now up. I'm still missing issues 10 (March 1994) and 13 (June 1994), if anyone can help.