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The News Blog is now archived ...

Due to installing the Kunena forum plugin for Joomla I am henceforth making all new posts regarding site updates and new releases there. This blog will not be updated moving forward however it will be available as a record of previous site happenings etc.

Please bookmark the Forum as the place to get the lates news.

Cheers..... Kiwi 

Added a Forum

Installed Kunena forum plugin today with a view to dropping the blog feature of the site in favour of something that is easier to see replies etc. Members will see a forum menu now. Go, have a look around, and maybe even leave a post or two  :-)

Computer Games: Strategy Plus

Another issue gets the editing treatment with issue 43 now available for download. Grab it from the [Test] menu. I love the simple layout of these. None of the clutter as seen in titles like GamesMaster. Very nice!!

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New Site Layout ...

Things have been progressing well with testing replacement download managers. I have settled on PhocaDownload as it provides users with a view at the files available on the site while restricting downloads to free files only for visitors. This should allow everyone visibility of the collection our scanning members have submitted. 

As a result of the above I have brought the new version online. You will see a [TEST] menu option which is the new download manager.This is running in parallel with the current download pool as I work to add content to the new menu. Not much is available as yet but you can see some examples loaded in the Edge Magazine (UK) menu and also in Non-Fiction Literature.

As always, feel free to leave comments in the news thread regarding the new site and/or download manager.

Site Update ...

Things have been a little slow on the scanning front lately as I grapple with personal life issues. Nothing major or anything but there's been little free time lately and frankly I've been "bloody well knackered" so just taking a few days to recuperate. Summer has been dreadfully hot this year and I actually can't wait for it to end to be honest.

Onto site news and I've been annoyed with the fact that visitors to the site aren't currently able to see exactly what we have archived for members to download. The current download manager has been great compared to the one used previously on WordPress but the inability to display our magazines while disabling downloads for non-members is hugely counterproductive when it comes to encouraging visitors to participate in the site. As a result of this along with the basic nature of the site theme I have begun searching for and testing download managers which can hopefully provide me with a better experience for both members and visitors alike. That includes features like being able to make some downloads available to everyone.

Other options could include moving to the different platform altogether, such as the IPBoard software used by sites like Retromags, which incorporates forums as well but I'm struck by both the initial costs and the fact that I'd have to get my head around it all. Still, maybe it opens it up to Moderators or scanning members being able to add new content themselves? Food for thought. Anyways, give me a few days to see what options work and hopefully things will be all systems go moving forward!!

PowerStation (UK)

Issue 133 is now available.

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PC World (NZ)

Issue 95 is now available.

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Computing Today

The December 1983 issue of this Argus publication is now available.

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Nintendo Magazine System (UK)

Another Dan scan gets the editing treatment with issue 21 now available.

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Look and Learn

Issue 265 is now available. Quite the gap between releases ... just way too much stuff to scan around here. Quite the quandary methinks!!

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Computer Games: Strategy Plus

Thanks once again to J.Cameron we now have issue 42 online and available for download. Awesome!!

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PC World (NZ)

Issue 147 is now available.

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GamesMaster

Five issues (291 - 295) have been added to the download pool.

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N64 Magazine

It's time for another Dan submission I feel, so with that issue 27 is now available.

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GB Action

Issue 06 has received the editing treatment and is now available.

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PC World (NZ)

Issue 146 is now available.

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PowerStation

Issue 121 is now available.

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STart

Issues 19 & 27 have been updated thanks to new better quality scans from Jason.

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PowerStation

Issue 108 is now available.

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PC World (NZ)

Issues 102 and 139 are now available.

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