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Title: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: Qube on October 07, 2019, 07:02:12 AM
Let's start a new tradition of making a yearly magazine full of contributions from our esteemed members.

Those who would like to contribute to our 1st Christmas magazine simply need to PM iWasAdam ( do not post in this thread so the content is super secret hush hush ) with any of the following ( pick one or more, it's up to you ) :
Also don't worry about spelling / language barrier etc as the most important thing is content as written by you :)

If your contribution has images then use the img tag and iWasAdam will download them. Or if you want to submit images but are unsure then simply PM me.

Big thanks to iWasAdam who has volunteered to put the magazine together. I have seen the mockup designs and they are superbly retro magazine looking.

Also thanks to GaborD who has agreed to do the graphics for the front cover.

Deadline for submissions is December the 10th so the elves have enough time to work their magic.

It'll be great to have a cool SyntaxBomb Christmas magazine so whatever you want to contribute no matter how small / big please contribute as I think this could be a yearly great bit of fun ;D

Confirmed who are submitting :

( updated 2019-11-26 )

Qube
iWasAdam
Dabz
Xerra
3DzForMe
MrmediamanX
RemiD
bsisko
Steve Elliott
STEVIE G
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: iWasAdam on October 07, 2019, 07:30:13 AM
And just to get everyone in the mood here's a (super secret) sneak peek (Cant tell you want it is or Mr Big will send the boys round):
(https://vjointeractive.files.wordpress.com/2019/10/screenshot-2019-10-07-at-07.24.05.png)

(https://vjointeractive.files.wordpress.com/2019/10/screenshot-2019-10-07-at-07.25.24.png)

So if you have any memories of the Spectrum or C64 or VCS or want to do something else completely random but syntaxBomb related, then Gimmie, Gimmie, Gimme....
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: Dabz on October 07, 2019, 04:51:07 PM
I'm in!!! Will forward every to Adam as I go... this should be fun!!!
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: Xerra on October 07, 2019, 08:51:20 PM
I do like the sound of this. See what I can come up with once I drag this game out of the door, kicking and screaming. Bloody insects!! :)
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: 3DzForMe on October 07, 2019, 10:07:05 PM
I'm also in...... :D
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: Qube on October 08, 2019, 05:10:00 AM
More the merrier ;D - It doesn't have to be long or in-depth ( unless you want it to be ) but it'd be great if as many members as possible could contribute to the SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine.

Pick from any of the categories from the 1st post or even come up with something of your own, let us know your favourite memories growing up, first experiences with computers, nightmare coding moments, favourite game ( and why ), best Christmas story ( or joke ). Main thing is to contribute so we can all have a great read of our 1st magazine over Christmas \o/

Those who don't contribute something will be banned :P - so no excuses not to contribute something small or big ;D
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: Steve Elliott on October 08, 2019, 07:12:05 AM
I nominate Stevie G to write something on particle effects.   ;D
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: 3DzForMe on October 08, 2019, 08:04:01 AM
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Those who don't contribute something will be banned :P - so no excuses not to contribute something small or big

A great motivator  ;D ;D :))
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: Jayenkai on October 10, 2019, 04:43:30 PM
I wish you all the best with this project.  I already do a weekly newsletter at SoCoder, so I've not much time to contribute anything of significance, but ..  depending on how you're aiming to do this, you might like some retro styled gaudy magazine backgrounds for each page.  (I'm thinking Amiga Power and those kinds)

If you head over to my Sprite Generator, in Plain Texture mode (https://agameaweek.com/JNKsg/?plaintexture), click Subtle, and render at 1024, you might find a few of the results to be somewhat handy to use as backgrounds.
..  assuming you're doing this as a great big pdf, and not just a plain text thing.
*shrugs*

Good luck!
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: iWasAdam on October 10, 2019, 06:35:45 PM
See super secret pics above for what it looks like, plus it’s style  8)
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: MrmediamanX on November 10, 2019, 06:08:03 AM
i'm all for it.
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: Qube on November 10, 2019, 03:58:07 PM
Working on my articles(s) ;D
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: 3DzForMe on November 10, 2019, 05:26:46 PM
Is the deadline Christmas Eve, a week before Christmas or ..... ;)
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: iWasAdam on November 10, 2019, 06:06:58 PM
10th December is the final date
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: Dabz on November 10, 2019, 06:26:45 PM
I've submitted a few pages, but writing more as and when I have a minute... Work is just mental and when I get in I'm like "Humph" and just slouch! :D

I will get there, I know I dont need loads which is good, and my main piece is done, so... Yeah, just chipping away! ;)

Dabz
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: RemiD on November 17, 2019, 01:05:23 PM
is it ok if i (try to) write an article on a system used in video games which can be applied to real life ?
(it will be short and only conceptual, but quite interesting for video games developpers imo)

i guess that the category would be :
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Or anything you think will be great for the magazine. It doesn't have to be a topic from above
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: Qube on November 24, 2019, 11:13:35 PM
With baseball bat in hand and finger hovering over the ban button...

The December 10th deadline for article submissions is creeping up on us. Those who have confirmed to submitting could you verify that you are still doing so? thanks.

Those that haven't said if they are going to contribute to our 1st Christmas magazine then get them fingers tapping! Doesn't have to be a long essay, crazy in-depth or the most exciting thing since SyntaxBomb ;D - Go on, whip something up to keep iWasAdam busy :P

Confirmed who are submitting :

( updated 2019-11-26 )

Qube
iWasAdam
Dabz
Xerra
3DzForMe
MrmediamanX
RemiD
bsisko
Steve Elliott
STEVIE G
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: 3DzForMe on November 25, 2019, 12:05:50 AM
Thanks for the reminder, just gotta get the old typewriter out...... It's only missing the one key
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: bsisko on November 25, 2019, 12:49:03 AM
Add me to the confirmation list.  Will try to get my article in by the end of the week!
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: Steve Elliott on November 25, 2019, 01:29:06 AM
I'm really busy finishing up some work right now, but will get something completeted by December 10th.
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: STEVIE G on November 25, 2019, 07:11:14 PM
I was going to try to do something based on my experiences with Blitz as suggested by Mr Strange .... from Zvirus to Polymaniacs and maybe a little about the Syntaxbomb comps.  I suspect it'll bore the pants off of most but I'll try to keep it short and sweet  ;D
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: Steve Elliott on November 25, 2019, 07:15:08 PM
I doubt that Stevie, your work speaks for itself.  Be nice to hear your thought processes behind the magic though.
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: Kris on November 25, 2019, 10:16:56 PM
I was going to try to do something based on my experiences with Blitz as suggested by Mr Strange .... from Zvirus to Polymaniacs and maybe a little about the Syntaxbomb comps.  I suspect it'll bore the pants off of most but I'll try to keep it short and sweet  ;D

I would love to read some "behind the scenes" stories of your games. And of course from other people here too. The more the better!
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: Qube on November 26, 2019, 12:05:43 AM
I suspect it'll bore the pants off of most but I'll try to keep it short and sweet  ;D
Of course you won't bore the pants off us :o - We're all coding geeks and freaks here so make it as long and in-depth as you fancy :D
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: Dabz on November 26, 2019, 08:13:15 AM
Lol, its times like this you wonder where time goes! :D

I'm halfway through a arcade piece, you know, the good old days when you went to Blackpool and all that, I was off yesterday so thought champion, I'll get a bit done, but me mams oven broke so I was running about sorting that... It wouldnt of been too bad, but, she was adamant she wanted one yesterday and wanted to go and look, but like any modern day white goods shopping, half the places like currys and that didnt have what she wanted in stock and the majority is order only, finally got her one though, so had to trail all the way to bloody Middlesbrough to pick it up! :/ You have all these big shops, with shite loads of goods displayed, and they have none in... It's no wonder the high street is on its knees... Whats the bloody point in going if you cannot get what you want there and then, you may as well just order from your armchair!

Anyway, it wasnt such a bad afternoon, while she was looking, who'ing an harring on... I accidentally bought an Oculus Quest, lol, pure accidental mind :P Though, only had a quick go this morning, seems canny, if that Oculus Link thing is any good that'll be great as I'll get my Rift games on there, and I do fancy a bit of Lone Echo at the minute! :D

I digress (As always), hope I can plough on with a bit today! :)

Dabz
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: iWasAdam on November 26, 2019, 11:16:10 AM
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I'm halfway through a arcade piece, you know, the good old days when you went to Blackpool and all that
YAY!
I've got mine sorted complete with gran, pyrex cups and everything!
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: MrmediamanX on November 26, 2019, 02:46:20 PM
I've currently got an annual christmas game done, it's low key stealth mode at the mo but if anyone wants to give it jam here's
the link.
https://mrmediamanx.itch.io/santa-n-elvie?secret=7jbfBjIsnYUl2Q6qYNQIWJqF80

[edit]
had to change the link.

i'll get writing a short article about something, not to sure what though.
i'm also working on a cinematic style platformer, though short it tell's an interesting story.
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: Steve Elliott on November 26, 2019, 10:09:48 PM
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I'm halfway through a arcade piece, you know, the good old days when you went to Blackpool and all that

I thought the idea was to have the theme of your contribution a secret...I was going to do the same about holidays at Butlins back in the day.  The general buzz of the arcade machines there, the sounds, the atmosphere and general excitement of seeing the latest machines that year.  Plus some of the closer to home arcades; even now hearing the sound of a dying Pacman brings back so many memories - such a distinctive sound!  No point in repeating a similar page or 2 though.
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: Qube on November 27, 2019, 12:04:19 AM
I thought the idea was to have the theme of your contribution a secret
Mine is a secret :P

No point in repeating a similar page or 2 though.
Sure there is :) your memories are yours alone along with your experiences. I and I'm sure others would love to read about your personal take on the good old days of the buzz arcades gave. Me, Isle of Wight, Sandown pier, Kung-fu master and Star Wars :P

Go for it ;D
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: Dabz on November 27, 2019, 05:49:31 AM
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I thought the idea was to have the theme of your contribution a secret

Erm, looks like my "gobshite" mode kicked in inadvertently there! :D

Still, it doesnt matter, it's sorta like going to get a new shirt in Next for a party, it's a knocky bet someone will have done the same and you get there and someone goes "nice shirt", and they are wearing the same one, difference here is we'll have different fond memories when wearing the same shirt, which will show! ;)



Dabz
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: MrmediamanX on November 27, 2019, 09:18:24 PM
Just a quick question, who do we pass our articles on to when done?
I just finished mine,it's a simple read not to long, has images and gifs to accompany it.
hopefully links to demos are ok as they are use to emphasize the content in the article. :)
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: Steve Elliott on November 28, 2019, 12:40:19 AM
iWasAdam
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: MrmediamanX on November 28, 2019, 01:56:45 AM
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iWasAdam

cool, just sent it in.
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: iWasAdam on November 28, 2019, 08:52:35 AM
just for anyones information. The end result will be a single PDF of the whole magazine, so any submissions that has needed files unfortunately can't be included. Think... this is a readable magazine. not something online :)
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: Derron on November 28, 2019, 08:55:08 AM
So you need to add hyperlinks - or QR-codes for the ones who print it out first :)


bye
Ron
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: RemiD on November 29, 2019, 08:17:44 PM
hi, i will take the time to work on an article sunday morning... ;D (been busy with real life...)
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: 3DzForMe on November 30, 2019, 08:00:18 AM
I don't need to incorporate an image - was thinking of one image which would be a collage of 12 images embedded within a word document - would that be okay?

If its just a text entry that's also fine - sometimes a picture speaks a thousand words - and yeah, mines is a secret.... not for long mind!   ;D
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: iWasAdam on November 30, 2019, 08:52:22 AM
maybe even just send over the 12 images and I can set them all here :)
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: 3DzForMe on November 30, 2019, 10:21:34 AM
Cool, I'll compile the images associated with my article then.... which I'm writing on this, the final November day this decade!
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: 3DzForMe on December 01, 2019, 07:00:04 AM
My entry will be moving forwards today - got a trip out to Grimsby for a sporting fixture this morning  ;D
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: RemiD on December 01, 2019, 09:56:39 AM
working on it "rite now" ;D
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: RemiD on December 01, 2019, 08:43:16 PM
on my side, i have the structure and most of it written, i need to reread, simplify, add some humor ( or nobody will care to read my technical explanations  :)) ), and draw some illustrations, but woaw i did not expect that i would spend so much time on that ! (but it was a rainy cold day, so np)
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: Qube on December 03, 2019, 01:26:10 AM
Eek, better get a shuffle on with my stuff :o
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: RemiD on December 03, 2019, 09:02:19 PM
@Adam>> max width height for the images ?
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: 3DzForMe on December 03, 2019, 09:10:59 PM
The 'order' of my entry changed late last night..... All will become clear. Maybe..... :P

And, I've got doors 2 and 3 to open on my advent calendar after work
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: iWasAdam on December 04, 2019, 05:39:08 AM
no strict sizes for images - I'll resize to fit here
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: RemiD on December 07, 2019, 09:55:37 PM
on my side, i have finished the article, but i have not made any illustration yet  :-\
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: Qube on December 08, 2019, 07:41:05 AM
Eek, it's been a crazy week and I've not had time to finish off my articles :( - I'll do my best over the next two days but if I need an extra day then that'll be OK as I'm the boss!, If that's OK with you of course :P
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: iWasAdam on December 08, 2019, 12:04:02 PM
GET THOSE ARTICLES TO MEEE!!!!!!!

Don't worry about pics - as long as I know the source I can google them....

Unless they are of your own design and show your working :)
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: RemiD on December 08, 2019, 05:56:27 PM
yes i am (trying to) make my own illustrations (simple drawings with few colors), i am working on it right now...

(a few more days to finish the illustrations would be appreciated or they will look "à l'arrache" (=quickly made) :P)

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but if I need an extra day then that'll be OK as I'm the boss!
éhéhéh ;D
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: RemiD on December 08, 2019, 10:55:10 PM
well, i will most likely not have finished (the illustrations) before the 10th, but i will try to finish as soon as possible...

when do you plan to release this mag anyway ? after the 24th, i suppose ?
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: iWasAdam on December 09, 2019, 08:56:10 AM
Just to let people know I've got a few more articles in and am busy with them -if I don't reply....
Also updated the dtp software (it kept nagging me), so that's the competition winning gone then - lol
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: Derron on December 09, 2019, 10:18:45 AM
What software do you use? I did some bigger "newspaper"-layouts a decade ago with "Scribus". It is still alive. (Adobe) Indesign featured some nice stuff but was harder to use in certain areas. As you are a Mac user, software will probably be a different one.

Drop a line if we should do some kind of layout already (I just gave you some text blob and images so you are free to arrange stuff)

bye
Ron
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: iWasAdam on December 09, 2019, 11:15:33 AM
QuarkXpress   :o

SHHHH don't tell anyone, I used to be a designer.... hush hush (Sweet Charlotte)...
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: RemiD on December 09, 2019, 11:42:13 AM
i used to make / sell ebooks (pdf) and i used word or writer, is it not enough for text + images ?
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: Derron on December 09, 2019, 01:10:38 PM
If you want a properly layouted book then "word/writer" might not be enough. Albeit "LaTeX" is no longer as superior as it was (especially when it comes to hyphenation/siblings and more important auto grammar- and spelling-correction).

I wrote my university stuff with LaTeX and once it was setup properly it produced the final documents as it should - with ligatures and all the stuff for a pleasant look and easier readability. But ... now people get so used to sans-serif fonts that the old suggestion "use serif fonts for printed documents" is no longer.

iWasAdam is not just putting together text and images here - he wants to layout a "magazine" ... layout is something you would not do in Writer/Word/... nor would you do that with LaTeX (you could ...but wysiwyg is a time saver).


@ QuarkXpress
So you use what you used in the past :)
Thought it was surpassed by InDesign so long ago that it was forgotten by most designers. Seems with their 2018 release they had a comeback ;D

bye
Ron
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: iWasAdam on December 09, 2019, 03:20:09 PM
I used InDesign for a couple of brochures in the past - very nice integration with photoshop, but the Adobe way of doing things just kept getting in the way.
Retried QuarkXPress 2018 and it was like having your best friend over for tea and they brought cake too!

So today I got a deal on V2019, and the magazine is ported over to that and all is NIIICE...

@ RemiD - Just send me the text and any images - or links and I'll do the rest here :)

@ everyone else - get me those articles!!!
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: STEVIE G on December 09, 2019, 05:27:21 PM
When's the deadline for this?
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: 3DzForMe on December 09, 2019, 06:19:24 PM
@Iwasadam, did my hyperlink to my zipped up images work alright for you? I used irfanview to batch convert them too smaller sizes. Thanks again for your work, I was playing an old xbox360 game yesterday, me chvfun!
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: RemiD on December 09, 2019, 06:47:20 PM
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Just send me the text and any images
yes i will send you links to download the files... but i have to finish to draw 2 illustrations, almost finished, maybe tomorrow...
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: iWasAdam on December 09, 2019, 06:48:57 PM
Yep images were small so were replaced, but I got there
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: 3DzForMe on December 09, 2019, 07:44:29 PM
Thanks for letting me know ;)
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: iWasAdam on December 10, 2019, 06:43:53 AM
ok, anyone else going to submit something for the mag???
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: Qube on December 10, 2019, 06:46:26 AM
When's the deadline for this?
Tonight but if you or others are definitely contributing then I’m sure iWasAdam won’t mind a couple more days so you can finish off ;D
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: bsisko on December 10, 2019, 07:51:43 AM
OK IWasAdam,

I apologize for the last minute response, but I've attached my article for the XMas magazine.  I tried to PM this article, but the system would not let me copy and paste or attach the article to the board.
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: therevills on December 10, 2019, 08:16:47 AM
Feel free to add a mention of Santa's Christmas Solitaire 2 to it if you want  :P
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: Steve Elliott on December 10, 2019, 08:59:14 AM
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ok, anyone else going to submit something for the mag???

Sadly not, I've yet to complete my backlog of work.
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: Derron on December 10, 2019, 10:14:02 AM
Feel free to add a mention of Santa's Christmas Solitaire 2 to it if you want  :P

Write a recap and it might be added ... at least I think so.



bye
Ron
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: iWasAdam on December 10, 2019, 11:45:44 AM
@ bsisko - all sorted :)
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: iWasAdam on December 10, 2019, 11:46:30 AM
Hmmmm, need to write my own small bit - I think something humorous is the best way to go...
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: iWasAdam on December 10, 2019, 02:25:00 PM
I can only apologise for "Moist Wanted, Atari 2600"  :o
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: RemiD on December 10, 2019, 08:55:31 PM
( ...creating (ugly) illustrations... :P )

done! 8) (i wear the glasses to filter the uglyness of my illustrations :)) )
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: bsisko on December 10, 2019, 10:21:02 PM
Were you able to resolve the issue with the PM situation?
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: iWasAdam on December 11, 2019, 05:39:18 AM
@ bsisko yep, all sorted. you'll habe to wait now to see the result...  ;D
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: iWasAdam on December 11, 2019, 05:55:37 AM
Oh, just getting the late comings in and other 'things' (not saying what), but boy I'm seriously impressed!!!
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: bsisko on December 14, 2019, 04:39:10 AM
When will the magazine be published
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: iWasAdam on December 14, 2019, 06:53:51 AM
currently work is ongoing with layout and setting - takes time that does.
But we are on course for a Dec 18th(ish) release, so you will be able to snuggle down on xmas day with your eggnog and something to read - or just look at the purdy pictures
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: iWasAdam on December 15, 2019, 02:53:32 PM
All articles in (Qube)? work is now ongoing to meet and exceed the 18-20Dec deadline.

I know that you are all damp with desire to see and read what this year has held for us all, so just to make sure drool sacks are getting filled here is a sneak peek at what you know you want...
(https://vjointeractive.files.wordpress.com/2019/12/screenshot-2019-12-15-at-14.43.45.png)

(https://vjointeractive.files.wordpress.com/2019/12/screenshot-2019-12-15-at-14.44.59.png)

(https://vjointeractive.files.wordpress.com/2019/12/screenshot-2019-12-15-at-14.43.08.png)

(https://vjointeractive.files.wordpress.com/2019/12/screenshot-2019-12-15-at-14.44.28.png)

What ate the paddle? Who's boots are those, What game is that? and who's finally gone green with envy?

You know you want to know... But you must resist... It's only a few more days to wait!
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: Qube on December 15, 2019, 07:18:52 PM
Sneak peek and looking great ;D

All articles in (Qube)? work is now ongoing to meet and exceed the 18-20Dec deadline
Yes yes yes, it’s coming soooon :P
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: bsisko on December 16, 2019, 09:42:57 PM
How much longer
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: Qube on December 17, 2019, 04:16:35 AM
@iWasAdam - I'll be sending you my article tonight ( probably around 3am GMT )... Finally he says :P
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: iWasAdam on December 17, 2019, 07:22:02 AM
Chomp, chomp - more chocolates... BURP! more Sherry... tika, tika, more text... more, much more... Roger Moore!

Oooh, automatic numbering!!!!
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: Derron on December 17, 2019, 09:08:25 AM
You want Roger Moore? He liked men so ... just am not sure if you were his type. At least you have nimble (coding) hands.

If you really want more content I could create some text + shots during lunch break.


bye
Ron
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: iWasAdam on December 17, 2019, 10:18:56 AM
Thanks - we' don't need any more text the deadline has passed :)
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: Derron on December 17, 2019, 11:29:20 AM
Just asked as the thing you asked me for ... let's say it would require more than 2 or 4 pages - and this with only sparse text :)

If there is interest in it after the users have read/seen/... stuff, I could either create a video or forum post about it.


Hope Qube (or you as "editor in chief") wrote his editorial / intro page already - to welcome new "readers" and "old subscribers" etc.


bye
Ron
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: 3DzForMe on December 18, 2019, 04:05:04 AM
My Advent calendar says T-minus 7 days until Santa is here.... and T-minus zero days until IWasAdams release - exciting stuff!

Only joking, looking forward to SyntaxBombs! first ever chrimbo release whenever its ready - Seasons Grets folks.

Oh, did I mention that I worked my last Friday this year 5 days ago - the beauty of a 9-day working fortnight ;)
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: iWasAdam on December 18, 2019, 05:51:07 AM
Qube....  :'(
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: 3DzForMe on December 18, 2019, 07:36:58 AM
Quote
@iWasAdam - I'll be sending you my article tonight ( probably around 3am GMT )... Finally he says

These folks who burn the midnite oil  :o
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: iWasAdam on December 18, 2019, 07:48:14 AM
and DON'T get them in on time!!!!  ???
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: 3DzForMe on December 18, 2019, 07:50:19 AM
Don't fret Adam, I'm sure folks can wait until Friday, dunno about after that though..... :-X
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: Derron on December 18, 2019, 08:55:19 AM
No... midnight I will have lost interest in reading. I will download the magazine (to create a huge bill for the massive traffic costs) and print it out - just to throw it into the bin. Yes, and I will eat Santas cookies before he even gulped the first swig of milk. Yes. Qube! you will make me becoming the Grinch. Thanks.


Ok, back to serious business now: iWasAdam? Maybe use the time to double check other stuff to avoid layout glitches, a missing "back cover" or similar stuff. Give the magazine a further polishing with your "I have 12 arms and 48hr days" magic :)


bye
Ron
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: iWasAdam on December 18, 2019, 12:32:03 PM
Never any layout error with my work, but spelinges and copy errors - maybe. I'm a designer not a writer - that what I have copy checkers for :)

But... I did manage to convert one page from something fluffy to a (geeky retro) quiz of kinds... It's not even in the contents page(s)!
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: iWasAdam on December 19, 2019, 08:11:58 AM
Magazine in-desk is now CLOSED!  :o
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: Derron on December 19, 2019, 10:03:58 AM
One should have coded a "paper boy" game meanwhile - all who score XYZ retrieve the download link ... Maybe next time :)


bye
Ron
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: Qube on December 19, 2019, 02:20:54 PM
\o/ I've got my shiny printed copy of our first Christmas mag \o/

iWasAdam has done an awesome job and big thanks to all that contributed ;D
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: Derron on December 19, 2019, 06:08:05 PM
So you say I should print it at work (including hard-cover/glueing/,...) - but I doubt a magnifying glass works as good as the zoom in our PDF readers.

Hope you publish it as "turn pages"-book-thing - InDesign can export to it
Quark Xpress seems to only export to some html5-export with all the pages as "image", no anachronistic "page flip effect".

People might feel annoyed by these things but for me they bring back the memories of holding a real magazine in my hand, rather than scrolling through a PDF or website.

bye
Ron
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: Qube on December 20, 2019, 05:30:03 AM
Homepage now has a link to our 1st Christmas Magazine (https://www.syntaxbomb.com/Magazines/Christmas2019)

Huge thanks to iWasAdam for creating a masterpiece and also a huge thanks to the members who contributed.

I took Derron's suggestion and made a snazzy HTML5 ""turn pages"-book-thing". For those who want to download a hard copy in PDF format I'll be adding a link for that too later today \o/
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: Derron on December 20, 2019, 06:10:43 AM
Punk Brtania ...think the punk stole at least the letter i ;-)

Maybe it is the flip book export which failed to render stuff properly to images?
(https://i.imgur.com/XotVgTF.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/ChHQKGf.png)
(click on image for full size - did not want to spoil so much)

Will read at my computer... Time for distraction. Could create a similar Blender tutorial for my renderings (I did not check yet if they made it in).

Bye
Ron
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: iWasAdam on December 20, 2019, 07:45:38 AM
Hmmm - not sure if I like this pdf viewer it mangles the pages  ???
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: Steve Elliott on December 20, 2019, 08:39:43 AM
Congrats everybody and thanks to Adam for doing a great job on putting it all together...Then Qube messed it all up haha.   :P

As Derron showed, the graphics cover some of the words so can't be read.  And when you have a sensitive mouse scroll wheel like mine it's made worse because the software allows you to use it to either flip pages (which it does at 100 MPH) or when the zoom key is clicked it changes to zoom mode (which causes zooming in and out at 100MPH too!)  Just a simple download would be better.
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: Derron on December 20, 2019, 08:56:41 AM
Clicking two dozen times to move to the next page (click left/right outside of the pages) and your 100 MPH became 0,01 MPH ... maybe my computer is one of the ones in the articles :D


bye
Ron
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: MrmediamanX on December 20, 2019, 09:00:57 AM
coffee...check,box of chocolate roses ... check, time to get my reading on librarian style. ;D
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: Amon. on December 20, 2019, 09:14:08 AM
The magazine looks perfect over here. I'm reading on firefox on a QHD monitor.

It's brilliantly designed and packed with content. Congratulations to all who provided the content.
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: GaborD on December 20, 2019, 09:38:37 AM
Huge props to iWasAdam for putting it together!
Looks great and the attention to detail shows.
Works great on my machine, only issues I noticed are one or two images being layered too far in the front, covering a bit of text (prolly the pageflipper, let's just blame Qube  :P )

Thanks to all the contributors for the interesting articles.
This year life got in the way but next time I will try to contribute a full article.
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: RemiD on December 20, 2019, 09:45:35 AM
this looks nice, Adam you must have put a lot of time in this, respects!

it is a little too small to read on my tablet, i am going to try to read on the laptop, later.

my only critic is that the allowed topics were too broad, so i did not know if what i wrote would fit in the magazine.
also i prefer when an article is written to potentially concern / be useful to every reader, rather than to talk about my own life, but that's just my preference...
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: Derron on December 20, 2019, 10:57:47 AM
iWasAdam asked me if I could come up with screens + text on how I created my advertisements (C64 + Genus Prime and the arcade cabinet for Honey Quest). Might be of interest for some - but the more complex scenes become, the more pages I would have required - even if only showing how to do the sides:
start blender, "tab" to edit, "alt + m" for merge, merge at center, move the resulting single vertex with "G", extrude with "e", constrain with x,y,z ... repeat until you have the shape of a cabinet ... then add "solidify modifier", adjust the material index for the resulting rim, ... and so on. So if I only would show certain aspects of the scene it would be a 10+ page thing with many small screenshots and texts consisting of "use shortcut x" (to cut instructions down). Not to talk about a how to for smoke simulation (adding smoke generators, add turbulence and wind affectors, setup the right material, ...). Such stuff is better told in a video tutorial. But if there is interest I could try to create a thread for it (with some screens, texts ...).

Btw I am talking about this:
(https://i.imgur.com/g3XN15W.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/wF7WtrQ.png)
(again in "small" to not expose too much for the ones not interested in being spoilered)

So next to modelling there is also the whole part of texture painting - which means a lot of small little steps in (eg.) Photoshop. For a one used to a software tutorials can be way way shorter but if you need to target "beginner to advanced" users, stuff can become lengthy and also requiring little visual tricks - eg different borders for images to emphasize who should look at what.



@ personal stories
I think the intention of this magazine was also, to bring the community a bit "together", to leave the scent of a "IT nerd family". You know somewhat "private" from your community collegues. So I think it is good to have a mix - of stories, fun and a slight tech part (you Astar for example - did not dive into it enough but the dynamical obstacles part might be of interest as I for now were always caching information to speed up recalculation or dynamically traversing through the nodes to find my path).


bye
Ron
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: iWasAdam on December 20, 2019, 11:14:19 AM
Sorry about the online version and image mangling - Qube said his little helpers had too much eggnog! We're getting it sorted, I promise.

As for the type and style of article - it was open to all in whatever style they felt was best. There might have been minor changes, but most text is as it was delivered. As this is the first edition. I think that anyone who submitted anything or even made suggestions should be pretty stoked.

only 1 article failed to be published, due to the nature of the magazine itself - no downloads, gifs, animations, etc.
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: Derron on December 20, 2019, 11:26:43 AM
Maybe this story can be posted as thread/video (if it already existed) ?


BTW: done reading. Enjoyed the Fairlight CMI story the most (dunno why). Bsisko's computer story ... Every additional sentence I have read made me more and more think "how old is the dude ... and when did he leave parents home" and then I've read he is retired now already. I somehow think I am one of the "chicks" in the nest - being just below 40.


bye
Ron
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: Qube on December 20, 2019, 01:53:49 PM
Works fine my 5k monitor :P - should have checked on lower resolutions so will fix tonight. In the meantime you can always buy a higher res monitor... No? Ok then ;D
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: Steve Elliott on December 20, 2019, 02:25:44 PM
I'm not buying a new mouse either lol.  :P
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: Kryzon on December 20, 2019, 02:48:31 PM
It looks amazing, congratulations guys.
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: iWasAdam on December 20, 2019, 03:02:42 PM
I'm with Steve - i touched the trackpad and it registered as 1000 pages + please! LOL
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: Kryzon on December 20, 2019, 06:48:26 PM
By the way, how was the dynamic page flipping effect done? It works from almost any angle, it's pretty robust. Was there a paper this was based on?
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: therevills on December 20, 2019, 10:51:14 PM
I've had a quick flick thru it and it looks great!
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: Matty on December 20, 2019, 11:10:11 PM
Yes. I liked it.
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: bsisko on December 20, 2019, 11:18:29 PM
@Derron

I am 60 years old.  I left my parents home in 1987. They are both dead now. While buying computer magazines and books, I earned my money while serving food at a government run mental hospital.  I am now retired from that position, never been married, though I have come across some females that were temping (various races, two black, three white, 1 half white half mexican, four mexican, 7 asian, and a I think 1 apache)  I love playing games too much and researching computer code to ever think about getting married.
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: Jayenkai on December 21, 2019, 12:08:09 AM
Congrats to all involved, on a job well done.
I'll assume that .. things like this (https://socoder.net/uploads/1/2019/51/4FB4C8E3-C52D-4393-86B3-D00DE8D25513.png) are unplanned oddities made worse by the (apparently not 100%) renderer, and not a fault of the editor-in-chief!
Hopefully you can fix those issues over the next few days.  I expect that rendering the pdf as jpgs would probably work out better, but quite a bit larger, too.

It's really quite a lovely result, though.
Bravo!
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: MrmediamanX on December 21, 2019, 03:58:31 AM
guilty .. no doubt the article unused was mine, i'm cool with it but I should have gone with plan B which was an article about the demo scene and being a former member of it both in audio/art and coding .... till next time guys.
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: Qube on December 21, 2019, 07:12:48 AM
SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine is now fixed (https://www.syntaxbomb.com/Magazines/Christmas-2019) - You can also download the original PDF version (https://www.syntaxbomb.com/Magazines/Christmas-2019/SyntaxBomb-Christmas-Magazine-2019.zip)

Thanks to iWasAdam for supplying the PNG pages ( saved me a lot of work as I just needed to reimport and tweak a few things ) ;D

Homepage also updated to reflect the fixed magazine.
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: iWasAdam on December 21, 2019, 08:50:11 AM
YAY looks lush!. I can proved higher res images is needed - just let me know :) Whatever you want I'm sure I can do it! Where's me Eggnog!
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: Derron on December 21, 2019, 09:16:48 AM
Eggnog?

Filled ~35 bottles of red wine (from our garden) yesterday and today I need to fill another ~35 bottles of plum wine ... can hand 2-3 bottles over :)
But both only have between 11 and 12% if that was OK :)



@ Magazine
Yeah, looks proper now.


bye
Ron
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: Steve Elliott on December 21, 2019, 10:23:52 AM
The magazine navigation/text issues are resolved now.  A great read well done guys, and a fantastic job by iWasAdam turning the articles into an impressively professional looking magazine.
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: 3DzForMe on December 21, 2019, 01:01:02 PM
Gobsmackingly good work, well done IwasAdam, yep, I'm pretty stoked with the presentation
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: Qube on December 21, 2019, 07:06:52 PM
Gobsmackingly good work, well done IwasAdam, yep, I'm pretty stoked with the presentation
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: iWasAdam on December 21, 2019, 08:02:04 PM
Beryl we miss you... come back  ;D
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: bsisko on December 21, 2019, 11:09:44 PM
@IWasAdam

I am thrilled!!!  I am jumping with excitement.  Thanks man,  thanks.  My life has worth.  I just took a short preview of the mag and it looks awesome.  I'm going to download some copies and share it with some friends!!  Are we able to download the fixed version.
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: Steve Elliott on December 21, 2019, 11:16:58 PM
Regular Game Competitions with high standard entries and now a high standard Christmas Magazine too!  SyntaxBomb is rocking.  Merry Christmas people.
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: Qube on December 22, 2019, 01:55:57 AM
Regular Game Competitions with high standard entries and now a high standard Christmas Magazine too!  SyntaxBomb is rocking.  Merry Christmas people.
Couldn't of said it better myself :) - Very happy with our little community and the broad range of talents. Of course you're all not in my league but you have to make do with what you have :P :P
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: col on December 22, 2019, 02:57:51 AM
Thankyou for the magazine gift, and thankyou to everyone who contributed, without you all it wouldn't exist 8)

Merry Christmas to everyone!
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: Derron on December 22, 2019, 07:54:17 AM
Hopefully he'll be OK to do next years too? and perhaps I'll have finished my article by then :P

They will automatically become "retro" then :)


bye
Ron
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: Xerra on December 22, 2019, 02:53:29 PM
Glad to see my little bit go in there. The memories of my time with Grandad and inheriting his Vic 20 was what started me on the path I'm still on now and, while I'm not the oldest person on Syntax Bomb as I originally thought - Bsisko appears to have claimed that title, I still think i'll be walking it until the end of my days like him.

The excerpt in the magazine has been shortened quite a bit so it fits two pages but the unedited version of those Two chapters are on my blog in some obscure link on the right, if anyone is interested in the missing bits. I have around 20 chapters mapped out which would eventually make it to the size of probably an auto-biography to cover all the years I have memories from. Basically from the Vic 20, C64,C16,Amiga,Playstation,PC and eventually Mac. I'll eventually put it all to page, hopefully before I cark it, but there's no real way I'd ever considered sharing it until now as nobody's interested in something like this unless the person is actually famous :-)

Adam/Qube, well done on a great job. It's great reading all these articles and seeing a bit of background on some of the other lurkers here. I especially enjoyed reading Bsisko's story and 3dz racing games feature. Here's hoping that, now we've had the first one as an example, we'll get an even bigger one next year as people will have ideas based on what's been shown before.

Oh, and the retro sweets. So many memories. Loved that advert.
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: Xerra on December 22, 2019, 03:02:29 PM
Oh, I forgot to add, the picture of the basic listing on the page is from my memory of the program I created to actually read through pages of data from the Vic 20 Scott Adams game cartridges and look for clues to help me progress when I got stuck somewhere, as I did for months on Voodoo Castle.

How it worked was to read a page of data up to the number of chars available on the Vic screen by peeking and poking to the screen memory. Most of the time you got loads of inverse video garbage because it was a number between 0-255 and the character set equivalent character was shown on screen. However, the text data was stored in memory uncompressed and not encrypted, otherwise my program would have been useless, so full words and sentences would appear after you skipped a few pages. I think I actually had the final program work out which cartridge was in the Vic so I could start the display straight at the useful stuff.

I used to refer to it as an early game-trainer but it didn't hack the game. You just kind of worked out what you were missing based on the text you hadn't seen. I really should have sent the program to a Vic magazine but, by the time I got the computer and started playing with this stuff, it was all C64. The code would have worked on that with a modification to the start locations but I don't believe the cartridges were available for it.
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: GW on December 25, 2019, 04:08:07 AM
Great job on the magazine guys!  Loved it.
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: DaiHard on December 28, 2019, 03:23:40 PM
A bit late, but can I add my congratulations? A very impressive magazine!

:-)

D
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: Derron on January 07, 2020, 12:51:41 PM
For now nothing links to this christmas magazine except this thread?

bye
Ron
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: 3DzForMe on January 07, 2020, 04:30:11 PM
Well... it is after the 12th day of Christmas - all done until next year ;)
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: Qube on January 07, 2020, 07:21:12 PM
For now nothing links to this christmas magazine except this thread?

bye
Ron
There will be soon :)
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: bsisko on January 09, 2020, 02:26:02 AM
so how do we download it to our pc's
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: Derron on January 09, 2020, 10:59:46 AM
SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine is now fixed (https://www.syntaxbomb.com/Magazines/Christmas-2019) - You can also download the original PDF version (https://www.syntaxbomb.com/Magazines/Christmas-2019/SyntaxBomb-Christmas-Magazine-2019.zip)

Thanks to iWasAdam for supplying the PNG pages ( saved me a lot of work as I just needed to reimport and tweak a few things ) ;D

Homepage also updated to reflect the fixed magazine.

You could use the link Qube provided (a bit hidden I know).


bye
Ron
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: Qube on January 10, 2020, 04:13:14 AM
You could use the link Qube provided (a bit hidden I know).
I will create a new section before the end of the week so the top notch work of iWasAdam and the great articles that members submitted are not lost deep down in a thread.

I know, I know, I'm a terrible site admin who should be working on the forum 24/7 ;D
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: Derron on January 10, 2020, 07:16:55 AM
we are kind and gentle peeps who know how healthy a portion of sleep is, so 20/7 is enough ;)


bye
Ron
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: Qube on January 11, 2020, 12:24:44 AM
we are kind and gentle peeps who know how healthy a portion of sleep is, so 20/7 is enough ;)
Lol, sometimes I've done that for a few days when things get really busy.
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: Hardcoal on January 19, 2020, 12:02:15 PM
what is this magazine where can i read it
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: Derron on January 19, 2020, 01:34:54 PM
SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine is now fixed (https://www.syntaxbomb.com/Magazines/Christmas-2019) - You can also download the original PDF version (https://www.syntaxbomb.com/Magazines/Christmas-2019/SyntaxBomb-Christmas-Magazine-2019.zip)


bye
Ron
Title: Re: SyntaxBomb Christmas Magazine #1 - We need you!
Post by: Hardcoal on January 19, 2020, 02:02:53 PM
Hi. Thanks for mentioning me on Page 100, Very flattering..
I have progressed since than with this Editor.
I really want to release something out, but not before it will be worth it.

Im quite sure people will be amazed with the things i've done if ill get it to work as i desire.

Im putting lots of effort on this to get it decently working on a basic level.

I also loved this AppGameKit post youve made.. it seems like exactly the framework i always wanted.


Great work on the Magazine .. makes me miss the printed media

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