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Retro Gamer eMagâ„¢ now available

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 11:37 am
by ImagineForumAdmin
30 issues of Retro Gamer - on one disc
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Available now for only £19.99 - FREE P&P for UK*

To order your Retro Gamer eMagâ„¢

Buy online now from the Imagine Publishing eShop at

www.imagineshop.co.uk/emags.php

Or call +44 (0) 870 4288354


- This revolutionary new eMagâ„¢ format contains over 3000 pages of nostalgic retro gaming goodness from the first 30 issues of Retro Gamer.
- All articles are faithfully reproduced and can be viewed at any size or easily printed.
- You can quickly search for individual articles or the entire database of issues.
- Simple to use, an invaluable collector's edition for all retro gaming enthusiasts.
- Discs are built to work on a PC and a Mac.

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Magazine Menu
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Quick Search for articles
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eMag™ as seen in Adobe® Reader
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*Free postage and packing for UK, overseas + £1.50

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 12:47 pm
by Fandenivoldsk
pretty cool deal!

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 12:59 pm
by SirClive
:roll:
So thats 3 version of some articles I will have (Original/Anthology/eMag) as I will have to buy it (I am a compulsive).

Good news for those who don't have the early issues.

Any thoughts of a discount for subscribers :wink:

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 2:54 pm
by LeeT
Bit pricey but I suppose I will end up buying it! :wink:

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 5:15 pm
by mr.zzapback
Looks excellent. But since I have all the issues i want to know a couple of things to see if a purchase will be worthwhile:

1 Is the text searchable? (ah, I guess so, after reading the first post for the third time)
2 Resolution: screenresolution (72 dpi), or higher? (for printing)
3 Were the original Quark ( issues 1 - 18 ) and InDesign ( 19-30 ) used to export these pdf's?

I guess it doesn't contain my Def Tribute to Zzap or the Sinclair User Tribute and other 'extras' (or imagine/dream the 'missing' issue 19 of Live Publishing)?

Ta!

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 6:40 pm
by paranoid marvin
Looks great , sounds expensive

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 7:21 pm
by revgiblet
paranoid marvin wrote:Looks great , sounds expensive
Seeing as how I sold some of my individual copies of the mag for as much as twenty quid each I think it seems like something of a bargain. I got rid of my mags before I moved and now I can get thirty issues for a very reasonable price. :D

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 7:36 pm
by Elgin_McQueen
Very tempting to get as it'll hold everything in one place.

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 7:57 pm
by CraigGrannell
paranoid marvin wrote:Looks great , sounds expensive
It's 66.6p per mag. Hang on—66.6? 666?! Eek!

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 3:10 am
by Gryzor
mr.zzapback wrote: 1 Is the text searchable? (ah, I guess so, after reading the first post for the third time)


Ta!
Indeed... can someone tell us? If it is - buying right away. If not - what a shame.

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 4:34 am
by CraigGrannell
If the mags have been rendered as standard PDFs, the text should be searchable. If they're been rendered as big ol' flat images, it won't be. Hopefully, someone from Imagine will confirm, because that'd be a reason for me to pick one up, too, seeing as it'd make back-issue research a hell of a lot less hassle.

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 4:58 am
by Darran@Retro Gamer
Every word is searchable. You won't believe how many Matthew Smith referances there are...

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 5:01 am
by Gryzor
Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:Every word is searchable.
Yay! Thanks for clearing this. THe introductory text wasn't sufficiently clear...

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 5:06 am
by Sureshot
Looks nice! I have every issue from 4-38 (excluding 23 - damn postman), but I'd be interested in having them in this format too.

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 6:29 am
by LeeT
Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:Every word is searchable. You won't believe how many Matthew Smith referances there are...
How about Strider? :wink: