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ObTain #1 by Nasty Bugs [web]
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release date : september 2003
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This 4k diskmag by Bad Sector of Nasty Bugs and Obscurum was released almost exactly 5 years ago.
added on the 2008-09-22 16:59:29 by Adok Adok
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was released almost exactly 5 years ago
You mean ... it was released in September 2003 ?
added on the 2008-09-22 17:16:26 by p01 p01
Wow! Where have you found this?
Maybe we in Nasty Bugs should release #2 now? :)
rulez added on the 2008-09-22 17:27:30 by Optimus Optimus
i seem to remember doing an article for #2, so yeah get it out in time for xmas like promised ;D
rulez added on the 2008-09-22 17:44:59 by psonice psonice
p01: Yes, it was released on September 21st, 2003.
added on the 2008-09-22 19:23:11 by Adok Adok
Optimuz: It was already at scene.org, just not added to pouet.
added on the 2008-09-22 19:24:03 by Adok Adok
psonice: if bad sector still has the article(s) and I am motivated to start making the next issues, it will see the light. Though I am wondering what's the point of an article fitting in a small page but maybe that's an exercise for me to write small and clear texts :)

I got nostalgic now and I will download and check those old wilby mags.
added on the 2008-09-22 20:22:26 by Optimus Optimus
optimus: the article was about procedurally generating a city, and i'm pretty sure it's been done (and improved) since. Maybe you'll need fresh articles ;) (or perhaps it'd be fun to have such oldschool articles?)
added on the 2008-09-22 22:55:31 by psonice psonice
rulez added on the 2008-09-24 20:58:11 by Pirx Pirx
Obtain was the third 4k diskmag that appeared in the scene, after Wilby and Fuzzby. It was made by Bad Sector of Nasty Bugs, who was also working on a bigger diskmag project named Obscurum, which was never released. Like with Fuzzby, not more than one issue of Obtain was released. The single issue can be downloaded from scene.org (about 430 downloads so far). It's a diskmag for MS-DOS, but it also works on modern PCs even without the DOSBox emulator.


Obtain #1

Obtain #1 was released on September 21st, 2003. All the code and contents were made by Bad Sector. There were no remarkable graphics and no sound, but several short articles. They dealt with the lack of diskmags in the PC scene, how to make a 4k diskmag, why Bad Sector wanted his 386 back and whether coca cola is addictive. Moreover, there was a page with links to various demoscene-related websites, including the Hugi website.

You can't expect a 4k diskmag to have a lot of content, but if the content is interesting, it's good. However, the articles in Obtain #1 are mostly trivial and so it's not really exciting.
added on the 2008-11-08 18:12:44 by Adok Adok
thumb for trying
rulez added on the 2009-01-11 03:41:21 by T$ T$
Rulezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!!!!!!!!!!
rulez added on the 2009-02-26 08:08:36 by closed closed
I have to say that I'm really not that interested in diskmags but making one in 4k is quite nice. so thumbs up!
rulez added on the 2015-08-29 08:39:32 by sensenstahl sensenstahl

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