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MacFormat 1996 Cover CDs

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MacFormat_33_Jan96.toast_.sit (356.75 MB)
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MacFormat_34_Feb96.toast_.sit (323.39 MB)
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MacFormat_35_Mar96.toast_.sit (325.34 MB)
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MacFormat_36_Apr96.toast_.sit (371.57 MB)
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MacFormat_36_MultiMedia.toast_.sit (353.12 MB)
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MacFormat_37_May96.toast_.sit (348.61 MB)
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MacFormat_38_Jun96.toast_.sit (380.59 MB)
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MacFormat_39_Jul96.toast_.sit (324.69 MB)
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MacFormat_40_Aug96.toast_.sit (344.05 MB)
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MacFormat_41_Sep96.toast_.sit (342.57 MB)
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MacFormat_42_Oct96.toast_.sit (367.40 MB)
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MacFormat_43_Nov96.toast_.sit (334.05 MB)
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MacFormat_44_Dec96.toast_.sit (356.03 MB)
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MacFormat_45_Christmas96.toast_.sit (365.92 MB)
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MacFormat, the UK's leading magazine for Macintosh, cover CDs for the year 1996

The Multimedia CD (also called MF36a) is mainly demos and trial versions of software, but includes a light version of Apple Media Tool 2.0. Click the Manual link above, to DL a searchable database of the MacFormat CD's content for year 1996, in DiskTracker and tab delimited TEXT formats.

For more MacFormat CDs, see: 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000

Architecture: 68k PPC


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by MikeTomTom - 2016, March 6 - 4:14am

  Only available in the UK due to licensing laws

Explains why these bonus CD's aren't in our collections (...yet...)
Thanks for the extra info, WhosIt.There & soudesune.

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by WhosIt.There - 2016, March 6 - 2:15am

I haven't got the CDs for either issue because back then I was still getting the floppy disk version.

But according to the magazines (note the distribution restrictions for the Bonus CD-ROMs) ...

Issue 39 - July 1996 CD-ROM
Internet Essentials, System 7.5 Update 2.0, FileMaker Pro 3.0 demo, Claris Emailer demo, Flight Unlimited demo, FileMaker Pro 3.0 extras (buttons, custom interfaces, etc.), FileMaker Pro 2.1v3 updater, Infini-D 3.2 updater, various shareware.

Issue 39 - July 1996 Bonus CD-ROM (Only available in the UK due to licensing laws)
Extreme 3D demo, xRes 2.0 demo, Kai's Power Power Tools 3 demo, KPT Power Photos sample images, Ray Dream Gallery sample images, New Zealand Tour multimedia presentation.

Issue 44 - December 1996 CD-ROM
IndyCar Racing II demo, Specular 3D Web Workshop demo, Specular TextureScape demo, Specular Webhands button and icon graphics, 3-D Website Builder demo, Infini-D 2.5 demo, 3D World 2.0 demo, The Ghost Cave demo, Now Startup Manager 7.0.1 demo, Now Utilities 6.5.1 demo, Women's Rights interactive demo, Planet Earth demo, Finder enhancement shareware, various other shareware.

Issue 44 - December 1996 Bonus CD-ROM (Only available in the UK and subscriber copies due to licensing restrictions)
Infopedia Complete! includes Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedia, Webster's Dictionary, Webster's English Usage, Webster's New Biographical Dictionary, Dictionary of Quotations, Hammond World Atlas, Rogert's Thesaurus, World Almanac

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by soudesune - 2016, March 5 - 11:00pm

Hi all,
According to issue 44 (December 1996), the second CD is called 'Infopedia Complete' and it contains things like Funk & Wagball's Encyclopaedia, Webster's Dictionary and a World Almanac. I don't have this CD, to the best of my knowledge.
I have no idea about MF39a.

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by MikeTomTom - 2016, March 5 - 10:13pm

  maybe my source of information is wrong and MF39a and MF44a do not exist.

I would think that they did exist, mrdav. The DiskTracker database ("Manual" link above) has them cataloged, and I have a MF mag issue 45 which mentions the double CD issues of 39 & 44 on it's "Back Issues" ordering page.

The DiskTracker database gives a reasonable account of whats on those ROMs:
Issue 44a contains a searchable database only called "Infopedia". - No idea if its of value or a commercial promotional venture.

Issue 39a contains demo installs of Extreme 3D, KPT 3.0, Ray Dream, xRes 2. Of possible interest is a 178MB folder called "New Zealand" it contains 68k & PPC Macromedia Director projectors & data which perhaps promotes the shaky isles. Inside the NZ folder is a sub folder containing 2 more 68k & PPC executables labelled "neural networks" - No idea what these are for in relation to NZ but their labels are intriguing.

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by mrdav - 2016, March 5 - 4:55am

I believe that there are also discs MF39a and MF44a. We don't yet have these and I don't know what software they might feature.

EDIT: Now this is curious...I see no mention of these in the MF index on a later MF Cover CD. So maybe my source of information is wrong and MF39a and MF44a do not exist.

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by IIGS_User - 2016, January 29 - 9:02am

I am working on getting Acrobat working on my most powerful mac so that I can convert the scans from the magazines into PDFs.

Great, thanks. Me, I'm working with a 2nd-hand copy of Acrobat 8 Pro for Mac, but it was worth the 200 EUR eggs.

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by soudesune - 2016, January 29 - 8:45am

I have all of the MacFormat cover CDs from Jan. 1995 up to December 2000 bar a couple. I also have about 30 magazines from 1994 to 2000. I am working on getting Acrobat working on my most powerful mac so that I can convert the scans from the magazines into PDFs.

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by mrdav - 2016, January 29 - 5:10am

The January issue is the only one I have. Please add more 1996 issues if you have them (and make a better screenshot than mine if you can).