18.08.03

Magnetic Dreams mags

Back in 1989 on the C-64 I founded the MAGNETIX programmer connection, a group of programmers, graphicans, musicians, swappers (the people in charge for distributing software via disks sent via snail-mail or very slow modems) together with Jörg Schäfers.

We created a disk-magazine, the pre-HTML/Internet substitute for web browsing. Articles, graphics, musics and nice demos were put together on a C-64 disk in english and german (the first bi-lingual disk-magazine back in 1989!). Digital Marketing, a german software house, provided an order-service for the Magnetic Dreams, but I guess there were only a few orders per month. After all it was a "scene"-magazine and those best things are free - now and 15 years ago as well...

I managed to recover all of the issues from web archives and provide them here centrally.

The Zips containing the D64 disk images can be downloaded directly here:

Magnetic Dreams #1, April 1989
Magnetic Dreams #2, May 1989
Magnetic Dreams #3, June 1989
Magnetic Dreams #4, July 1989
Magnetic Dreams #5, August 1989
Magnetic Dreams #6, October 1989
Magnetic Dreams #7, November 1989
Magnetic Dreams #8, December 1989
Magnetic Dreams #9, January 1990
Magnetic Dreams #10, February 1990
Magnetic Dreams #11, March 1990

You need a C64 emulator like CCS64 which can be downloaded at computerbrains

Posted by ccc at 18.08.03 16:41