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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2009 1:29 pm 
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Hello there, thought I'd say hi and see if the good folks here at Zzap64.co.uk could help me out with something that's been bugging - if not torturing - me for years on end.


I distinctly remember around late 1990/early 1991 buying this Commodore magazine one time as a 6-year-old that was neither Commodore Format nor Zzap. I can't quite recall the title *exactly* but my mind says it was Your Commodore or something similar along those lines. Anyhoo, I only saw this particular magazine once in my life, never to buy another issue again. I'm not even sure if it was a regular issue or some kind of "special edition", but one thing I do remember was nearly all of the contents on the bundled covertape. There was the full version of Ocean's seminal shooter Firefly, a rolling demo of Last Ninja 3, and a playable demo of Last Ninja Remix (set on one of the later levels I believe, since it used the music from the Office level). If there was a fourth item on the tape I certainly can't for the life of me remember that.

I can't remember how most of the front cover resembled, but I believe the outside area used a good deal of red or pink (not sure).

I did used to have a DVD of Mort's YC scans and tapes but pretty much *everything* I bought off the guy has miraculously gone walkies of late. I'm hoping my parents didn't just decide to give them to a charity shop (or worse, chuck 'em) while my back was turned. =\ Unfortunately I didn't spend enough time on the YC disc to definitively remember the tapes myself.


So yes, if anyone could help me out with either a complete list of YC covertapes, a scan of the front cover I'm thinking of (would have to be from 1990/91), or a confirmation that I got the link between mag and tape right, that'd be grand. Having looked at some scans from YC's later years however, I'm slightly worried I'm thinking of the wrong mag - the magazine I remember didn't use shortened initials on the front at the time.


Thank ye!


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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2009 6:13 pm 
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Sounds like that might be EMAP's "Complete Guide to the Commodore 64"... in which case the fourth item on the tape was Trantor the Last Stormtrooper...

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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2009 6:54 pm 
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Aaaaaahhh, yes, my memories of playing Trantor are coming back! Cheers for reminding me of that one!


So a one-off after all eh? Did anyone ever manage to keep a copy, along with tape?


EDIT: Aaaaaah, found this! Yup, definitely the mag I remember from back in the day! Shame it's sold out and tapeless really...


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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2009 11:55 am 
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I have a copy, and the tape. Don't know if Mort has scanned it?

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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2009 7:43 pm 
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If he has scanned it, I'm not sure where it would fit on a DVD considering it was likely a one-off.

As for the tape, are you able to create a TAP out of it by any chance? :) I could do with reliving a part of my memories with that mag....


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Hopefully he has scanned it, but we'll have to wait until he wanders across this thread.

He has a habit of putting extra bits and pieces on his DVDs to fill up any left over space. So he he has scanned it, it might be on a DVD or site somewhere already.

And if he hasn't scanned it, I'm sure Andrew and Mort could work something out to get it scanned! :)


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My copy has pencil/pen marks over it, but in pretty good shape.

I do have the tape, but not an expert at getting it converted.

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