Eurochart 48 by IRIS
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release date : march 2006
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added on the 2006-03-29 21:59:53 by Darkhawk Darkhawk

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Ok, it is not up on our homepage yet, but will be later(www.eurochart.dk). Didn't want to wait one more minute with releasing this though. The download links should be fast and work.. So now I hope you will enjoy this massive work, no matter what scene you hail from :)
added on the 2006-03-29 22:02:16 by Darkhawk Darkhawk
aye! lovely!
rulezadded on the 2006-03-29 22:21:35 by Gargaj Gargaj
rulezadded on the 2006-03-29 22:27:53 by britelite britelite
Good one.
rulezadded on the 2006-03-29 22:38:51 by iks iks
rulezadded on the 2006-03-29 22:43:41 by zoom zoom
Great to be able to read this one on the PC, and really good graphics as expected with an Amiga diskmag....
rulezadded on the 2006-03-29 22:58:36 by Zplex Zplex
rulezadded on the 2006-03-29 23:04:45 by junjanes junjanes
rulezadded on the 2006-03-29 23:26:02 by 4kum4 4kum4
full respect, great production. Too bad it's still only Amiga-focused. But good job guys! o/
rulezadded on the 2006-03-29 23:34:42 by Axel Axel
Excellent first impressions.

This appears to be the first magazine on PC which I actually like. A more detailed comment will follow :)
rulezadded on the 2006-03-29 23:37:40 by darkus darkus
cute. codewise its abit beta... takes ages to close it and it seems to be abit slow
rulezadded on the 2006-03-29 23:48:17 by xeNusion xeNusion
quite bad win32-interface, simply feels awkward and kinda bugs here and there. but hey, information to the people!
added on the 2006-03-29 23:59:31 by kusma kusma
very good charts! voting has been closed for a while so many later productions are not included, but finally most historical leftovers are gone.

the articles however are not much to put in your xmas-tree. there's not much substance in them.

visually very nice though! the interface is way better than some others we can see on amiga.
rulezadded on the 2006-03-30 00:45:11 by Dalton Dalton
the interviews rock! (haven't read more yet ;)

about the interface:
excellent gfx!
nice music.
slow engine.
rulezadded on the 2006-03-30 00:48:01 by v3nom v3nom
woooah, what a blast! i will write a much more detailed review at some point. but one thing: the paper by davide pappalardo shook my world. best scientific expression about the scene ever made. was it or will it be published in some compilation or magazine at some point?
rulezadded on the 2006-03-30 01:15:54 by dipswitch dipswitch
The windows interface doesn't work on my computer (it complains about msvcrt.dll). I'm using Windows ME so I guess it's my fault.....
added on the 2006-03-30 01:36:17 by Caradhraz Caradhraz
rulezadded on the 2006-03-30 02:03:10 by psenough psenough
and also i would like to add for now that the "clicking on people in the charts" feature is BEYOND COOL!

added on the 2006-03-30 02:04:16 by dipswitch dipswitch
ooo cross-platform =)
been my favourite mag for years and this issue is nice.. but yeh what Axel said :)
rulezadded on the 2006-03-30 03:10:03 by vermillion vermillion
rulezadded on the 2006-03-30 04:46:54 by blz blz
Excellent articles!
rulezadded on the 2006-03-30 08:29:47 by ALiEN^bf ALiEN^bf
good thing! wow!
rulezadded on the 2006-03-30 08:34:48 by unlock unlock
Just perfect. But it's strange to see both Eurochart and Iris in the charts. Usually, voting for the diskmag or the publisher group is not allowed in other mags.
rulezadded on the 2006-03-30 09:49:53 by Skate Skate
rulezadded on the 2006-03-30 10:14:06 by Preacher Preacher
We were hoping to release on C64 also, but I didn't have time to finish the engine :-/
added on the 2006-03-30 11:39:40 by xeron xeron
glop glop ! OS4 !
rulezadded on the 2006-03-30 11:55:29 by krabob krabob
Looks great! Some articles are really nice also. About the charts... erhmm... some very strange results imo :) Maybe because it's easier than ever to just vote for "something" without actually thinking...?
rulezadded on the 2006-03-30 12:13:56 by malmix malmix
You crooks did it \o/, finally.
Outstanding release.
Next time more scandalous gallery pics plz ;)

And turboprops for the convenient online voting system
rulezadded on the 2006-03-30 12:37:20 by d0DgE d0DgE
nice gfx!!
rulezadded on the 2006-03-30 12:57:38 by Prot-DHS Prot-DHS
Nice that there's (even) a native linux version, however reprinting articles from websites, and in the case of the wade article even other mags, is sort of pointless.
rulezadded on the 2006-03-30 12:58:21 by Sverker Sverker
really nice gfx, and great articles
rulezadded on the 2006-03-30 14:02:15 by Spewk Spewk
YAY! Could do with a broader base of articles but overall very good. Great its so cross platform now too.. xeron: get yer ass in gear and get the 64 version done! :)
rulezadded on the 2006-03-30 14:05:08 by Devistator Devistator
Talking of the windows version, this is THE most graphically impressive production I've seen for...well, years!! Reminds me of Acryl's stuff for Haujobb. Just beautiful!! When we gonna see Doom starring in some PC demos? If Iris aint gonna use him, some group should!!!!

Teh mag is good and nice to see you sharing your hard work with different platform users. Didn't relate much to the articles but it serves its point.

Also, some great music!

Fantastic! Hope to see it open up to include PC chart and articles too (or just a general scene chart).
rulezadded on the 2006-03-30 14:41:53 by Shanethewolf Shanethewolf
Dr. Doom is an Amiga scener.. get over it ;-)

Although he really is using Photoshop instead of PPaint an unhealthy amount recently...
added on the 2006-03-30 15:33:43 by xeron xeron
very enjoyable =)

but seriously, it seems like there are more (decent) amiga diskmags than (decent) amiga demos released these days. crazy. :)
rulezadded on the 2006-03-30 16:56:16 by smash smash
Kept me awake for way to long, and asleep for waaaay to long today! Big ass props for being multiplatform, a ver good thing for a mag, the voting system rulez in these days with all the stress. :) Technically good gfx, i'd like to see somre more fitting or intresting motives next time though. Not all articles was intersting, but I managed to quite a few that was well worth a read. Hoping for a better AOS4 compile still. Huge thanx for making this happen! You rule! EC rulez!
rulezadded on the 2006-03-30 17:03:48 by spotUP spotUP
great graphics. and music. and contents. and...
rulezadded on the 2006-03-30 17:10:51 by kelsey kelsey
graphics r0xx.
rulezadded on the 2006-03-30 17:25:44 by dely dely
rulezadded on the 2006-03-30 17:53:42 by AbcuG! AbcuG!
rocksolid. enjoyable in every aspect and the gfx surely rock
rulezadded on the 2006-03-30 18:34:04 by Maali Maali
windows version feels unresponsive, is it emulating an a4000? Otherwise, great stuff. Artwork rules, is it available separately? Articles look very good from the couple of bits i've scanned through so far.

Any chance of a mac port?

Big fat thumb up, with a chipped nail for the windows version.
rulezadded on the 2006-03-30 18:34:21 by psonice psonice
I want to be an amiga scener!
rulezadded on the 2006-03-30 18:46:20 by Virgill Virgill
Finally its here and how!
good job.

Virgill: Again??!? ;-)
rulezadded on the 2006-03-30 19:21:02 by magic magic
Thank you for all the great feedback so far :)

To answer some questions.. Mac port.. Sure! We'd love to, but we need someone with a Mac to do a compile of the code for us.

Getting the gfx separately.. Not right now, we might recycle it for a demo, lamer-wise ;) But it is not too hard to rip for those who are determined, so go ahead.

We don't have very many re-used articles. Only two I think. The Wade articles were given to us first, but I guess Wade lost a bit of patience with us ever releasing the EC, and so it was also given to others, though I haven't seen them myself.

The 'slowness' of the Windows version, etc., might also be due to the fade timing I have used in the mag. It can fade faster for sure, but.. Being an Amiga scener, I thought it was pretty fast as it is ;-)

And if you want more broad articles, not only dealing with the Amiga scene - you are free to send in articles, we'd love that :) The charts stay Amiga though, the EC is the grand old chart of the Amiga. Magwise I see no problem if we can appeal to as many scenes as possible though, so please... Support is welcome and appreciated.
added on the 2006-03-30 19:23:55 by Darkhawk Darkhawk
Darkhawk: check out JP#15 for some articles
also used in EC48 ;-)
added on the 2006-03-30 19:25:49 by magic magic
darkhawk i do have a mac and also am an amiga scener so i'd be willing to help with the port, so please contact me by email or msn and we can chat a bit ok??? :))) btw it's great having mags around even in these modern times :)
rulezadded on the 2006-03-30 19:51:46 by winden winden
the gfx alone deserve a handful of thumbs up.
added on the 2006-03-30 20:03:27 by p01 p01
rulezadded on the 2006-03-30 20:11:40 by p01 p01
rulezadded on the 2006-03-30 20:15:53 by ٩๏̯͡๏۶ ٩๏̯͡๏۶
these gfx take me away...
rulezadded on the 2006-03-30 20:21:51 by titus^rab titus^rab
I haven't read many articles yet. But over all I can say: The magazine looks good, the articles have been carefully edited, and you've chosen good fonts which make it a pleasure to read. So all in all, you've done a good job.
rulezadded on the 2006-03-30 20:42:14 by Adok Adok
magic: now you are wrapping the facts around. read Jurassic Pack 15 more carefully before claiming them stealing articles.


the graphic layout was very nice work, mainly from darklight/Veezya and dr Doom/IRIS ... great!

added on the 2006-03-31 01:04:30 by browallia browallia
Awesome graphics by Dr.Doom! Most of the articles were interesting to read, even Darkhawk's filler about the correct spelling of EuRoChArT :D was funny. :) And I also found the release date of JP #14 in the mag charts quite funny: 28.07.2006? As usual, EC is way ahead of the time :D Anyway, very nice mag and funny gallery as well. But for some reason I don't really like the Win32 engine but that's just a minor complaint.
rulezadded on the 2006-03-31 01:37:19 by StingRay StingRay
Very nice mag, stunning gfx - and the win32 version works just fine for me. Rocks.
rulezadded on the 2006-03-31 01:40:37 by scamp scamp
rulezadded on the 2006-03-31 12:38:11 by toxie toxie
Vi elsker Darkhawk!
rulezadded on the 2006-03-31 12:56:48 by novel novel
Absolutely superb production values.
rulezadded on the 2006-03-31 13:02:08 by z5 z5
good mag, the interface dumped a 20mb (!) stdout.txt though!
rulezadded on the 2006-03-31 13:07:04 by parcelshit parcelshit
fine diskmag and excellent gfx
rulezadded on the 2006-03-31 13:10:03 by spritus spritus
Really awesome!

This Rocks....thank you Irirs!
rulezadded on the 2006-03-31 14:25:00 by orb orb

where did you read that i am acusing anybody of stealing? I didnt read it anywhere did you?
added on the 2006-03-31 18:22:54 by magic magic
Excellent graphics, great tunes. Excellent articles, Darkhawks articles are as always brilliant, I really enjoyed Xerons article about the c64-mag, hope you get it finished mate.
rulezadded on the 2006-03-31 18:58:50 by bonkers bonkers
very good !
rulezadded on the 2006-03-31 19:08:55 by wie8 wie8

What's with all the text though.. YAWN!
rulezadded on the 2006-03-31 19:49:17 by doomdoom doomdoom
yes, yes, Mac port! :)
added on the 2006-03-31 19:56:24 by KAM_ KAM_
somewhat great, i'm still not through the whole thing yet though.
one fun thing popped up though - there's a pic of jazzcat/onslaught (c64) in the charts, instead of jazzcat/appendix (amiga) :D
rulezadded on the 2006-04-01 01:57:08 by dalezr dalezr
What can I say? I have no words about the art/design. There are some great ideas, like the photos/istogram (preety cool, you could make some analysis of your chart data here for each person). Also, it's nice that except from a plain chartsmag there is also an article section like it's a normal diskmag (most chartmags I had seen, had the charts and nothing else to read). Great work! (Can't wait for the C64 version)
rulezadded on the 2006-04-01 02:31:53 by Optimus Optimus
rulezadded on the 2006-04-07 07:28:42 by NuKem NuKem
very good. i especially enjoyed the article 'fun equals crap'
rulezadded on the 2006-04-08 10:39:48 by blackpawn blackpawn
22mb at 8kb/s for just a chart? :(
sucksadded on the 2006-04-08 15:48:42 by Oswald Oswald
Oswald: this is more than "just a chart". And anyway, what has the download speed to do with the actual quality of the production?
added on the 2006-04-08 16:07:20 by StingRay StingRay
Don't be too harsh on Oswald. As you can see from his photo, he has a few issues...

BB Image
nice, not my "home mag", but fun to read
rulezadded on the 2006-04-12 21:29:38 by influence influence
Nice graphics!
rulezadded on the 2006-04-22 05:21:23 by ham ham
OS X port ? where ?

added on the 2006-04-28 13:59:57 by rez rez
Watched under Slackware. The music was the best part.
rulezadded on the 2006-07-19 14:31:57 by BITS BITS
The Official Eurochart is actually an Amiga diskmag. But its 48th issue was released as a cross-platform magazine. It features engines for Amiga, PPC Linux, x86 Linux and Windows. So it can also be read on PC without an emulator. The main editor is Darkhawk of IRIS.

What's also worth mentioning is that the group Talent released one issue of a magazine called Eurochart PC. It was an online magazine and it was available under eurochart.org.

Eurochart #48 can be downloaded from eurochart.dk.

Eurochart #48

For Windows users, Eurochart #48 (released in March 2006) comes with the Panorama engine by Chris Dragan, the engine that was originally coded for Hugi. Therefore the sequence is: opening picture, actual mag, closing picture, back to Windows.

The opening picture (which also serves as the closing one) was created by Dr. Doom of IRIS. The panel graphics were created by Darklight of Veezya. There are five tunes, which were made by Nutman of IRIS, Ijon Tichy, KAM_ of IRIS (two tunes), and Myx of Dream Merchants.

Inside the mag, first comes a menu where you can choose between the three parts of the magazine: charts, (actual) mag and gallery. The charts are Amiga-only, the categories are coder, musician, graphician, writer, demo, 64k, 4k, mag and group. Most of the categories are top-20s. Unfortunately the editor forgot to use the "nopush" attribute for the links inside the charts section, so it can happen that you have to click the right mouse button several times after browsing various charts categories in order to return to the main menu.

The gallery features a couple of photos from demoparties. Now about the actual mag part: There are 730 kbytes of articles. First comes the Editorial Zone, which features an Editor's Log where you can read about the making of this magazine. Then comes the News corner. There are a Danish and a Norwegian scene report in this section, with lists of Amiga groups and information on who's the best known members of them. Furthermore, there's an article about the demo division of Deviance, and the reviews are also included in this section: They deal with Sceen #1 (papermag) and various releases from the Amiga demoscene.

The next section is called "Around the scene". In it, the editors take a closer look at the charts and comment several categories. Zerox comes with an article about what the scene was like 10 years ago. The next article is about the group Ram Jam, it's pretty short. Then Wade admits that he is a member of Fearmoths and talks about what productions he has been involved in. Xeron writes about the making of the C64 version of this Eurochart issue. Zerox announces a quiz competition and poses five questions; they can be easily answered with some research on the Internet. The final article from this section that is worth mentioning is "An Inquiry into the Scene", a long academic paper about the demoscene. The other articles can be regarded as fillers (and one of them even deals with the topic "fillers").

After a short section about AmigaOS 4, the primary article of which is the review of AmigaOS 4, the Debate section follows. Two articles from this section are "Fun equals Crap" and "Patching Demos?", both written by Darkhawk. There's also Wade's "Life without the Scene", which was previously published in Pain. It is followed by an article by Darkhawk with comments on Wade's article.

There are interviews with the following people: Azzaro of MAWI, Zenon, Hirasawa (a Japanese Amiga musician) and Frequent of Ephidrena. The Party Corner contains several reports and production reviews, of course from an Amiga perspective, as well as results.

Then comes the Mag Corner. In it, there's an article called "State of the Diskmag Scene", in which Zerox interviews the Amiga diskmag editors Browallia, Rumrunner and Darkhawk. Darkhawk then reviews various Amiga diskmags from 2005. There's also a story about the online mag Grapevine, which died again, and two fillers.

After the Mag Corner, the menu lists the Music Corner. This one contains primarily reviews (GooGoo #10, Hacks for Tracks). Finally, the Closing Zone calls for support and the diskmag ends with the Last Words.

All in all it's a good issue with quite a few articles that are worth reading. It's also in a good engine, but some formatting errors are quite annoying (e.g. some ASCII logos are displayed incorrectly as not a fixed-width font has been used for them).
added on the 2008-11-08 17:28:31 by Adok Adok
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R.I.P. EC! My fave diskmag of all time. Still missing the good old days while reading new issues. It will never be the same like back then ;_(
rulezadded on the 2010-01-01 03:06:16 by wayne wayne
How can this count as a DISKmag? It dosen't fit on a floppy DISK!
sucksadded on the 2010-06-08 15:01:17 by Icyton Icyton
Grapevine didn't fit on a single floppy either. It was still a diskmag.
added on the 2010-06-08 15:35:05 by xeron xeron
Yeah, but that was fucked up to.
added on the 2010-11-20 22:03:05 by Icyton Icyton
Nice mag, but was this the end?
rulezadded on the 2011-10-08 18:35:12 by Frequent Frequent
Very enjoyable mag. Looking forward to seeing more :)
rulezadded on the 2012-08-30 21:00:26 by Sir_Lucas Sir_Lucas

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