Dreamcast Diskmag "scenedicate"

category: general [glöplog]
scenedicate is the worldwide first Dreamcast diskmag, which will be released by Dreamcast-Scene in the first week of December 2005. (...) Beside articles about the topics lifestyle, videogames, Dreamcast, demoscene (priorty consoles and handhelds) and artworks (analog and digital) there will be also playable programs right on the CD.

To celebrate the release, we're going to give out scenedicate stickers for free, see http://www.dreamcast-scene.com/index.php/Main/Scenedicate#stickers.

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This first Dreamcast Diskmag features articles from beloved sceners like ps, Optimus, Lupin or Ghandy.

Stay tuned for this release! :)
added on the 2005-11-19 15:43:42 by freeze freeze
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Nice, looking forward to it!
added on the 2005-11-19 15:47:57 by shadez shadez
pc is dead, console takeover! \o/
freeze, isnt the char spacing a tad too big?
looking forward to it too..
added on the 2005-11-19 22:47:40 by ph0x ph0x
it looks like a dynamic font going mono
added on the 2005-11-19 22:54:07 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
i'm already loking fo4ward to read it... especially the capitalism article by filipe sounds promising... but freeze, could you perhaps already point to some decent dc emulator so people get it tuned before the mag comes out? =)
added on the 2005-11-19 23:19:13 by dipswitch dipswitch
I will have to bring out the good ol' dreamcast for this one
added on the 2005-11-20 01:19:08 by violator violator
hey freeze, best of luck with this. All the screens I have seen look very promising. time to show all the pc diskmag hopefulls how its done.
added on the 2005-11-20 03:02:05 by darkus darkus
dipswitch: Dunno if scenedicate runs on a Dreamcast emulator. Since there is only one out, you can try it right away if it works on your PC. ;)

added on the 2005-11-20 03:15:37 by freeze freeze
hmm last chankast update 7/7/2004 did it die on us?
added on the 2005-11-20 12:29:11 by the_Ye-Ti the_Ye-Ti
I agree with stefan. Be sure to fix the font before releasing.
added on the 2005-11-21 09:39:47 by dodke dodke
Font, yes. But the graphics look really great!
added on the 2005-11-21 12:03:34 by ghandy ghandy
We decided to have a bigger font spacing because you normally read it on a TV screen, and you need a larger and more clean font than on a monitor, since you sit away a few more steps.

It's okay to read as you can see on the screenshot of an article:

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When you've read issue 1 and still unhappy with it, we can change it for number 2. This will be most likely least for more than just a few issues. ;)

added on the 2005-11-21 12:17:14 by freeze freeze
remove both the top and bottom lines.

added on the 2005-11-21 13:42:36 by _-_-__ _-_-__
freeze, well still mono spacing a font that's not mono at all doesn't look nice especially if you clip some letters and move some vertically to make them fit!!
added on the 2005-11-21 14:15:45 by dodke dodke
yeah, that font looks bloody terrible..
the font is fugly.
added on the 2005-11-21 14:28:17 by xeron xeron
added on the 2005-11-21 16:38:32 by StingRay StingRay
added on the 2005-11-21 16:50:35 by Gargaj Gargaj
freeze: the spacing is uneven - just look at the difference between "inm" and "liii"
added on the 2005-11-21 16:51:31 by Gargaj Gargaj
the font rendering engine doesn't seem to understand what a descender is, either (look at the g's) - just needs some tweaking, should be fine with a bit of work. Won't destroy the mag if it's not there but it will get serious amounts of complaints (:

I think we had these same problems on a particular demo we did in Rabid Moose, but it had some other font issues (mainly a speed problem (: ) If you used the gl font thingage to create that font from a ttf font (which is what we did) then you prolly want to get a different font, or twiddle it so the descenders are right and introduce proper widths for the i, w, m, !, and so on... if you really intend to use a fixed spaced font, well, start with one (:

And yes, looking forward to it...
looking forward to it too just do some fixes on the font rendering engine and choose better font color with a small font size. then i will just say perfect.
added on the 2005-11-21 17:32:16 by decipher decipher
Okay guys. We improve the spacing of the font but can't change the size because you have to keep in mind that's a console diskmag and you have to read it on a TV screen. That means there's more distance between the screen and yourself. Trust me, you almost can't read it if it would be smaller. :)
added on the 2005-11-21 18:47:43 by freeze freeze
i thought changing things was impossible now? :/
added on the 2005-11-21 19:18:10 by dalezr dalezr
freeze, nobody was complaining about the size, really :)
added on the 2005-11-21 19:49:02 by skrebbel skrebbel
For the magazine version, it is. For the internet download version, well... yeah, normally it is too. But since quite a lot people asked for changing the spacing, we're on it.

Oh sorry, my penis issues haunt me. :(
added on the 2005-11-21 22:20:17 by freeze freeze