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MacFormat 20 (Jan. 95) magazine

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Guides on emulating older games

It is January 1995 and all seems well in Macintosh-land. Microsoft's Great Work (aka Windows 95) is still delayed. The PowerPC-transition has begun and the new Power Macs are impressive. Added to that, the bottom of the range Macs - Performa 475, Performa 630 and PowerBook 150 are all finally affordable & powerful enough for most people. Although they are 68K machines, there is a lot of software and games they can run. The machine that I want, the PowerBook 540c starts at £3200 and is, with the exception of the brand new PM 8100/110, the most expensive Mac on offer.

The current version of the system software is System 7.5. System 8 ("Copland") is still in development and will, ahem, be out in 1996. System 7.5 is out but still very new.

Myst is out and is a big hit. For many, it is the reason to invest in a CD-ROM. These have been falling in price from almost £1000 in 1990 to $150-250. Many new models include built-in CD-ROMs, such as the Performa 630.

Apple seems to be doing well. In terms of numbers of computers shipped in 1994 Q3, it is no. 1 in the world (with 640 000 units shipped to dealers) ahead of Compaq & IBM. There are rumours of a games console in Japan with the codename 'Pippin'.

The user ads at the end are instructive. A IIfx with 16MB RAM, ethernet, 24-bit SuperMac monitor, CD-ROM and B&W scanner can be yours for £2,300. An SE/30 will set you back £550. For perspective, a Performa 630 with CD-ROM & 15" MultiScan Monitor costs £1100 while a Power Macintosh 7100/66 8/500 CD costs £1850.
You can also come & join the Internet with FutureConnect with full, fast Internet access for only £5 a week.

The image of the cover-mounted CD-ROM is available on the page with all of the 1995 MacFormat CD-ROMs here.

The 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 2617x3520px. The images were then reduced by batch job in Photoshop CS3 to 1614x1200 at 72dpi. The PDF was made in Acrobat 8 from these 1614x1200 images. The version was set to Acrobat 4, bookmarks were set and OCR was applied. The final size of the PDF is 100MB.

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


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by soudesune - 2020, November 19 - 2:29pm

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

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by soudesune - 2020, October 12 - 12:21pm

CD & inlay covers added.