The Def Guide to Zzap!64

The Zzap Rrap

It is currently Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:54 pm

All times are UTC [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2006 11:02 pm 
Offline
King of Ludlow
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 19, 2003 10:22 pm
Posts: 1137
Location: Ludlow
Image

This is Edge File, 260 pages of material from their first 12 issues (1993/1994). Future's selling this for 8 quid. Which is fair enough (I guess, these days....), looking at the amount of pages on offer.

But....Future couldn't handle their original Quark files and decided to scan the first 12 issues of their own magazine to be able to publish it (again). SO you're paying 8 quid for a scanned in magazine! (and it shows btw)
This is really eh...raising my eyebrows, or something. :?

_________________
Once again I emerge from beneath a massive pile of paper which makes my desk groan to bring you the world’s most amazing posts.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 12:31 am 
Offline
Director
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 18, 2003 4:15 pm
Posts: 408
Location: in that tree, over there
Mr.Zzapback wrote:
Future couldn't handle their original Quark files and decided to scan the first 12 issues of their own magazine to be able to publish it (again).

For some reason that strikes me as really, really funny on quite a few levels.

_________________
The Burrow


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 12:26 pm 
Offline
King of Zzap Towers
User avatar

Joined: Fri Apr 02, 2004 2:22 pm
Posts: 704
Location: Skegness, UK
Homer Simpson wrote:
You just lost yourself a customer


As I'm not a regular Edge reader, I'd thought about buying this. But SCANS? That's almost as daft as Taito losing the source code to Bubble Bobble! :shock:

_________________
http://c64goldenyears.com
http://blog.myspace.com/merman1974
http://members.lycos.co.uk/merman64

Image


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 3:15 pm 
Offline
Director
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 30, 2003 7:02 pm
Posts: 419
Location: Kent,England
I can see them losing a fair amount of clarity if they try to reprint them ,hope they scanned at 600dpi ;-)

_________________
Where`s my screwdriver, need to replace another 6581 Sniff


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 9:38 pm 
Offline
Director
User avatar

Joined: Fri Sep 23, 2005 6:15 pm
Posts: 408
Location: Cymru
:roll:

These big companies are useless. What next? The BBC losing old episodes of Doctor Who...?

:wink:

_________________
Compilation64 | Cosine
Arkanix Labs


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 11:02 am 
Offline
Director
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 18, 2003 4:15 pm
Posts: 408
Location: in that tree, over there
Interesting comment about this from Rod_S over at YakYak, for anyone who hasn't seen it:
Quote:
I bought the mag today, and yes, the repro quality is fucking shameful considering Edge's usually high production values. It looks like something you've scanned on your own brand £40 Aldi all in one printer/scanner, and printed on cheap paper stock when your ink's running low. Most of the screengrabs are illegible, very grainy and seemingly low-res. There's no excuse for this, if the original artwork was unavailable they should've got a work experience monkey to take new grabs.
Don't waste your money on this lazy cash-in unless you're desperate to read the articles.

:?

_________________
The Burrow


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 1:28 pm 
Offline
Techno Teaboy

Joined: Fri Jun 03, 2005 12:12 pm
Posts: 7
Location: Leicestershire
Just saw the next issue of this and yes, it's still scanned pages. I imagine though that this was the only way they could do it. For a start, Future are on InDesign now rather than Quark and the whole internal repro system is far different from those days. I don't even think that the issue files (page layouts and graphics) were being archived off at that time. It was only a little later that CDs were burned after each issue and there's no way the page film or plates still exist.

Short of laying the whole issues out again and resourcing the pics (how much per issue would that cost!?), scanning was the only way they could do it.

Agreed though, some of it does look a little ropey. I wonder if they had some sort of automated scanning thing going on or if each page was done by hand, separately.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group