ABOUT ALIVE FIVE
I'd like to be able to set up a decent -FEEDBACK- corner but to be honest
it'd look like some egotrip since all of you were quite happy with this issue.
Let's pat our beloved main editors in the back, hummm good :) If you want to
read some of these "boring" and nice comments, you are invited to visit our
forum at alive.atari.org
Besides the fact that many people like alive5 while so few of them actually
gave us a hand (erm), I had to answer some odd questions or read messages on
DHS. Let's have a closer look at these. Btw I won't quote people coz I'm too
lazy and don't want some people to think we are mad at them :) Not that I care
much about that (hey Moondog! :) but they just wrote things other people could
HEY ALIVE FUCKS UP ON MY FALCON, YOU LAMER !
Before uploading another new issue of ALIVE I always check it both on my
4Mb STe + harddrive (I skipped the floppy test since it's no problem) and on my
standard Falcon. Alive5 worked fine on both, including their intros. Now if you
are using some accelerator like CT2, Nememis, Afterburner or god knows what, it
may crash but remember that we use the UCM shell and that it was designed to
run on bare STs and Falcons.
May I recall that Earx made his code open source some months ago ? We are
still expecting some mail reading "I want to do this" but reality is different
and actually we never received a SINGLE mail on that topic. Motivated coders
are still welcome of course !
IT LOOKS CRAPPY UNDER EMULATOR !
There I won't enter the debate any further. Okay some people don't have an
Atari anymore (why did they sell it in the first place ? To make 15 euros ?)
and prefer to use emulators like Pacifist or Saint to name a few. Well it's
nice to know that people who don't have an Atari anymore are still interested
in the Scene moves but... I wouldn't get rid of my STe. If you feel nostalgic
then go to some flee market and buy a real Atari.
WHY NOT GO ONLINE ?
We thought about that but putting together a single issue is already quite
a huge bulk of work. Then we just don't have time to put it online. It would
imply removing all tags (headlines, pictures and colors) and if we want to
present a decent issue, more work on design would also be needed.
Above all, we DON'T WANT to go online ! Why ? Call it numbness or nostalgia
but diskmags are by nature to be (sp)read on disk and used on a natural Atari !
Do you enjoy watching Atari demos under emulator ? Would you rather run some
video than opening your cupboard and get your machine connected ? I hope you're
NOT that lazy because that's the beginning of lamness. Aren't you excited when
transferring the archive from your work machine to your passionate machine ?
Well I am and even tho my Falcon tends to sleep a lot, I always like to switch
in on and watch the latest releases as well as former releases. I think most of
you will have recognized the feeling that haunts them :)
HEY YOU BASTARD SLASHED MY SLIDESHOW !
Don't feel safe if you don't code slideshows :) Every writer has the right
and duty to say how much he liked or disliked releases. I don't mean to kill
some people's motivation but hey I won't fall on my knees every time something
comes out ! You can judge people at work, movies, books, games, how people live
and behave BUT it doesn't mean that your words are universal truth ! This is
called 'point of view' !
You all know I'm talking about MJJ Prod's slideshow. On this peculiar point
MJJ Prod bears a burden, its reputation ! When you're a newcomer you can't
expect praises from the start and we ALL went thru this ! But when a renowned
crew comes back to life you surely compare their new prod with their former.
That also happened when tSCc released new intros mainly done by their new coder
Ray and new gfxman Gizmo. Well they didn't have such great ratings either but
since then Ray has shown us how talented he is !
Since I first wrote this piece of shit, more raging talks invaded DHS !
This time Moondog got MJJ's attention as he released UCM23... Seems like this
humble 'feedback' corner would announce the next events :) Anyway I wish the
people who waste time on this bbs spent more time doing things...
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