ZINE #14 by Brainstorm [web] & BitFellas [web]
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release date : august 2010
release party : Evoke 2010
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Finally. Believe it or not, i read a few articles already and i must say, i am not that big of a writer in a foreign language :D
Music is ace in this one! Font still way too small.
Thank you Axel, Menace and all others who worked on this!
rulez added on the 2010-08-27 19:48:31 by CONS CONS
First! :D nice issue! expected some more but thats just my fault I guess.. 135 little to big.. anyway great to have zine back!! good issue!
rulez added on the 2010-08-27 19:48:36 by magic magic
Cons: i knew i should not type to much ;-)
Pitty the Keops interview and the Dreamer article are not included in this issue..
added on the 2010-08-27 19:49:22 by magic magic
rulez added on the 2010-08-27 19:51:18 by wullon wullon
ahh finally <3
rulez added on the 2010-08-27 19:54:21 by zoom zoom
Zine weekend reading!
rulez added on the 2010-08-27 19:59:10 by mop mop
Several interesting articles, some less interesting articles, but overall a very solid package.
rulez added on the 2010-08-27 20:01:22 by stijn stijn
thanks. nice to see a lot of content and awesome music. the only thing missing is a demoscene-related cartoon-section!
rulez added on the 2010-08-27 20:02:56 by fluor fluor
fluor: Make one, then. You link-posting thunder-stealer, you.
added on the 2010-08-27 20:04:32 by menace menace
it's been a long while since i didnt turn off music for a diskmag, and that's saying a lot.
(i wish i could change the speed of the transitions though.)
rulez added on the 2010-08-27 20:10:33 by Gargaj Gargaj
Great edition!
rulez added on the 2010-08-27 20:16:03 by Aasemoon Aasemoon
i have only seen the online version, and it's already awesome
rulez added on the 2010-08-27 20:20:52 by zeroshift zeroshift
Finally it's ready! Well done.
rulez added on the 2010-08-27 20:23:24 by lemonade lemonade
very nice (and nostlagic !) articles !
rulez added on the 2010-08-27 20:27:26 by Shazz^TRSi^MJJ Shazz^TRSi^MJJ
Haven't read it all yet, but this is just the way it should be! ...and what Gargaj said! ...hmm... I'm getting all jazzy and smooth in my old scene days.. gotta fix that..
rulez added on the 2010-08-27 20:35:19 by maytz maytz
one thing i'm going to complain about is the technical side - i'm pretty sure it could be smaller than 130mb and i sorta dislike the way the whole thing is packaged (as opposed to the previous "just one executable" issue)
added on the 2010-08-27 20:38:48 by Gargaj Gargaj
It's because no one wanted to delay the release anymore.
added on the 2010-08-27 20:42:14 by Maissi Maissi
Yeah, the partyreport from evoke 2009, finally... :-)
rulez added on the 2010-08-27 20:42:47 by decca decca
The "Soliloquy" article seems to miss one page :O
added on the 2010-08-27 20:48:19 by Gargaj Gargaj
We waited long for it, maybe too long - but its great again !
rulez added on the 2010-08-27 20:58:18 by _H2o_ _H2o_
What else than thumb-up? Those few arts which I've read deserve it, and still there's lot more. Thanks for bringing this for us!
rulez added on the 2010-08-27 21:38:43 by wrthlss wrthlss
rulez added on the 2010-08-27 21:59:25 by starbuck starbuck
rulez added on the 2010-08-27 22:07:47 by bfx bfx
A *REAL* scene magazine :)

(but I miss the good old "news & rumourz")
rulez added on the 2010-08-27 23:14:29 by rez rez
garg: next edition will be back to normal filesize. We had to make some compromises this time. Filesize was one of them.
added on the 2010-08-27 23:28:42 by Axel Axel
finally! :D
rulez added on the 2010-08-27 23:39:14 by gopher gopher
Great work all round. Loved the presentation, the opening intro and pic. The music is outstanding and the writing is very professional.

I didn't really find many articles of interest, except some of the the making of ones. The Rupture and Happiness Round the Bend articles were especially interesting as I've been wanting to know about Navis' creative processes for some time. I'd like to read more like this.

On the whole, great mag!
rulez added on the 2010-08-27 23:56:44 by Wade Wade
nice work
rulez added on the 2010-08-28 00:29:23 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
also: music!
added on the 2010-08-28 02:18:08 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
Hi, I do also see we are missing the last page of making of soliliquoy, I will patch as soon as I return home after Evoke. I apologize. Online version has the correct last page.
Yey, Zine is out and I know what to expect. Lovely evenings of dwelving into the minds of sceners talking about the scene or their times spending on doing some of the best demos. Those making of articles are so interesting to read. Kevin Mack interview was interesting. GPU based texture generation was interesting to me too. A lot of stuff I leave to read for another evening..
rulez added on the 2010-08-28 02:57:24 by Optimus Optimus
rulez added on the 2010-08-28 03:31:25 by xernobyl xernobyl
rulez added on the 2010-08-28 03:56:42 by Gʀɪʍʍy Gʀɪʍʍy
My first words was: 150Mb, WTF? this is a HDDiskzine!
But after smooth running it at my quite old PC i can say only: AWESOME. Thank you for that issiue! Music is very pleasant, design is cool and articles is iteresting!
rulez added on the 2010-08-28 04:04:02 by diver diver
ok it rules
rulez added on the 2010-08-28 08:43:40 by nytrik nytrik
Very nice, thanks for the OS X version.
rulez added on the 2010-08-28 08:49:14 by evil evil
Great Mag!
The First Track is so beautiful....
rulez added on the 2010-08-28 10:06:05 by omg omg
# ./Zine\ Issue\ #14\ -\ Linux
./Zine Issue #14 - Linux: error while loading shared libraries: libbass.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

added on the 2010-08-28 11:42:04 by Bombe Bombe
Bombe: Instructions for that explicit scenario should be in the readme.txt.
added on the 2010-08-28 11:50:40 by menace menace
very little content for 2,5 years... sure, it beats hugi in every aspect, but that alone is not enough for the upthumb
added on the 2010-08-28 12:15:07 by havoc havoc
<rant>For all intends and purposes, this looks and feels like a glorified screenshot viewer (150 MB, wtf?), with stiff layouts, a font that is hard to read and that looks terrible in fullscreen, no click-able links and many other things that a proper layout engine (which I would expect from people, who are dedicated enough to still produce diskmags in 2010) would fix. Contents are ok-ish, but not exactly overwhelmingly awesome, both on the quantity and the quality side of things.
So a piggy for the intro and the music, but the rest was rather lackluster and in many ways a throwback to the pre-1995 era of diskmags. </rant>
added on the 2010-08-28 12:51:10 by tomaes tomaes
Hmm,. interesting rant. I wondered about the size too and then tried to see the contents, some dxp files, several big for each article, could it be screenshot viewer instead of an engine with rendering the fonts and images and all that stuff?

Not that I cared much since I purely enjoy the articles. Now I am gonna go to my favorite place to eat all day brunch breakfast meal and go with my asus pc laptop. I hope the engine works fine there too, to read some more of the make of just before coming back home and working (fuck,. I still have to work on my thesis project, lol. I'd wish I could code demos now :P)
added on the 2010-08-28 13:28:52 by Optimus Optimus
That elusive Soliloquy article that has some issues in the binary can now be read not only online but also in its full pdf glory here: http://www.bitfellas.org/e107_plugins/content/content.php?content.1813
added on the 2010-08-28 15:39:50 by menace menace
rulez added on the 2010-08-28 19:01:29 by Al3x Al3x
I thought the quality of the interface was a bit low. It felt a little sloppily done. However I enjoyed many of the articles and the editing is top-notch. I missed the features Tomæs mentioned. Then again you also released a Mac version therefor it's a thumb up. Thanks a lot! :)
rulez added on the 2010-08-28 19:37:50 by decipher decipher
Great articles, lots of great music (especially enjoyed willbe's jazzy number) and worked flawlessly on my Mac, interface was a bit boring this time though, but the article layout and editing is spot on as usual, nice job thanks for the reading material :)
rulez added on the 2010-08-28 19:56:02 by keito keito
Kudos on finally finishing it - a very nice content-package - many nice reads all around! The music is fitting and overall it was enjoyable.

However.. I do echo the sentiments of some other commenters here. Technically and artistically this has taken a turn for the worse since the last issue. This one has very hard-to-read text, the layouts seem emtpy and repetitive, and overall it just looks and performs pretty badly, which is a shame :/
added on the 2010-08-28 20:41:38 by gloom gloom
Oh, and the content-thumb :)
rulez added on the 2010-08-28 20:41:50 by gloom gloom
what Gloom said.
rulez added on the 2010-08-28 20:54:31 by p01 p01
rulez added on the 2010-08-29 09:10:11 by Manwe Manwe
end of 80s, early 90s i bought(?) some lines for adverts for swapping and blabla.
rulez added on the 2010-08-29 10:47:32 by marsulpi marsulpi
Nice articles in the technical section, also some in the report section - but editorial section seemed a little bit too 'meta' if you know what I mean :) No, I don't want to know what it's like to be a zine editor - I'm quite happy there's some other cool sceners doing it *instead* of me! :D

Nice music except the jazz piano tune (argh!!)

(p.s. if the scrolling isn't smooth in next issue you will get a piggy!! ;)
rulez added on the 2010-08-29 14:33:15 by Photon Photon
I have not tried the exe version, just the online edition but some articles about how some demos&intros were done are quite interesting. So thumb up for the content.
rulez added on the 2010-08-29 14:39:13 by Cj Cj
Thumbs up!
rulez added on the 2010-08-29 14:45:06 by chromag chromag
great interview with kevin mack, thumbs up for just for that :)
rulez added on the 2010-08-29 14:58:27 by mantratronic mantratronic
rulez added on the 2010-08-29 18:51:28 by moqui moqui
slide-show-viewer or not, the content (text and music) simply rules. and the layout is also very slick. only downside is that the font is badly aliased and ugly at 1920x1200 (window and fullscreen) mode.
rulez added on the 2010-08-29 20:23:32 by v3nom v3nom
Really nice! It has some very interesting articles.
rulez added on the 2010-08-29 20:48:22 by glow glow
rulez added on the 2010-08-29 20:50:16 by Buckethead Buckethead
rulez added on the 2010-08-29 21:32:12 by mog mog
4klang article gave me a boner!
rulez added on the 2010-08-29 23:01:21 by trc_wm trc_wm
At last! :)

I only checked a few things so far but it's already worth a thumb up, good work Axel et al.
rulez added on the 2010-08-30 01:53:18 by keops keops
Music is good, articles are a fine read. Enjoying Navis and EvilPaul's stuff, will get to the rest later. My one complaint is the text rendering is kinda bad at 1920x1200, what was your target resolution?
rulez added on the 2010-08-30 04:38:39 by Claw Claw
Wow, a Mac port of a diskmag?! That's unheard of! (I know, I checked the prodlist).
rulez added on the 2010-08-30 05:30:36 by Arkholt Arkholt
great diskmag and great with a linux / mac port =)
rulez added on the 2010-08-30 10:25:53 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
frankly the interface aint as nice as the last two editions, but still looks good and the articles i skimmed through were nice!
rulez added on the 2010-08-30 11:02:45 by post malone post malone
Finally released! Yeah! Downloading...
rulez added on the 2010-08-30 11:56:40 by closed closed
coool mag!
added on the 2010-08-30 20:34:28 by closed closed
rulez added on the 2010-08-30 20:40:58 by Alpha C Alpha C
Kewl magazine with interesting articles and with an ass kicking interface! The font could be a bit more anti-aliased though since it has some sharp edges, which tire the eye, on my machine...
rulez added on the 2010-09-01 14:10:19 by Defiance Defiance
Well done!
rulez added on the 2010-09-01 14:27:44 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
Some interesting bits among what felt like gossip blogs entries. What happened to the pictures zoom feature ?
rulez added on the 2010-09-01 15:41:09 by hitchhikr hitchhikr
iPad port plz!
rulez added on the 2010-09-01 15:51:10 by okkie okkie
gossip blogs? Which ones? Just curious. The zoom feature was impossible this time. Will return in next issue.
added on the 2010-09-01 18:03:57 by Axel Axel
add text-zoom while add it aswell plz :) tnx !

good issue, good music ! code needs some added features for the 10years-tUM-Edition ;)
rulez added on the 2010-09-03 04:18:51 by ɧ4ɾɗվ. ɧ4ɾɗվ.
Nice articles!
rulez added on the 2010-09-07 14:14:09 by LLB LLB
Great! Extra thanks for the Mac and online versions!
rulez added on the 2010-09-08 00:00:13 by Control Control
Here you can download the titlepicture :-)
added on the 2010-09-09 09:25:01 by prowler prowler
thumbs up, prowler
added on the 2010-09-09 09:50:26 by chromag chromag
Nice one :)
added on the 2010-09-09 21:50:16 by Sir_Lucas Sir_Lucas
It's probably the first time ever that I thumb-up a diskmag. Several interesting articles there, and also props for no delay between the executable and the online version.
rulez added on the 2010-09-14 14:24:27 by viznut/pwp viznut/pwp
Thumb up because it was obvious a labour of love getting this done. tbh I'd rather they stuck with the radioshow instead, something "fresh" for the scene that is probably a lot less of a hassle logistically.
rulez added on the 2010-09-20 11:53:35 by 4mat 4mat
very pleasant diskmag experience.. once again!
rulez added on the 2010-09-20 13:38:45 by gentleman gentleman
Damn, totally missed this! Was thinking not long ago that there should be a new issue too :D

Quick look during lunch: good stuff. Nice UI, tunes are good (and fitting for reading too), articles look excellent. I've read the gpu texgen & smash/evilpaul articles, both were interesting + well written.
rulez added on the 2010-09-20 13:39:48 by psonice psonice
4mat: yeah it would be a lot less hassle by far. Both have their advantages and disadvantages, and i havent made my mind up either what i like better :) for now, we will keep both. Next radioshow coming after Main party when Vincenzo isn't busy with party preps anymore.
added on the 2010-09-20 22:39:39 by Axel Axel
Great content! Nice direction! And multiplatform...
rulez added on the 2010-09-22 14:20:43 by untel untel
rulez added on the 2010-09-27 01:06:47 by comankh comankh
Axel: i am so looking foward to the new zineradio then !
but i would miss the exe if you stopped it completely !
so just do em both until we all get too old to do it anymore ;)
There are some shortcomings (extreme filesize, ui stops rendering on vidmode resets, weird keyboard behaviour, no proper alternative for a missing mousewheel), but music and articles are well-chosen. Keep on!
rulez added on the 2011-01-08 02:48:57 by T$ T$
rulez added on the 2011-01-08 08:40:34 by ferris ferris
rulez added on the 2011-06-26 22:51:27 by las las
rulez added on the 2011-07-11 20:53:06 by cce cce
ach ja
rulez added on the 2011-07-11 21:14:13 by SiR SiR
Thanx for OSX version!
rulez added on the 2011-07-11 22:00:29 by Proteque Proteque
Wat. I never thumbed that one?
rulez added on the 2011-07-12 00:06:40 by iks iks
Zine is pretty good, from a journalistic point of view, but it has its drawbacks in design and technical issues. And the contents are actually not *too* interesting...
added on the 2011-10-28 15:18:27 by Adok Adok
sure, adok, sure!
Forgotten thumb
rulez added on the 2012-03-03 23:51:06 by Frequent Frequent
it seems that real design survived only in diskmags.
rulez added on the 2012-08-16 21:07:57 by kimi kardashian kimi kardashian
Good indeed.

Everyone may have its point of view, Hardy!
rulez added on the 2014-02-18 19:27:16 by sim sim
8-9 years later and I totally feel the story of Fish, sharing time with family, a secret room full of old computers and business as usual. I just have half the number of kids he presented on the picture ;-)

Gosh.. great design, good articles even after years. So sorry to see that it wasn't continued.
rulez added on the 2019-02-25 22:13:34 by hollowone hollowone
I'm still waiting for #15 ;)
added on the 2019-04-10 15:01:15 by mop mop
What Mop said :)
added on the 2022-01-16 00:21:15 by magic magic

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