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Zine #4 - 07 - Letters To The Editor (2)

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Letters To The Editor (2)

--- The same in english ---

1. The articles are dominantly good
2. The sound fits (but is not exciting)
3. The code is good, but :
- What about more colors. (Don't you have a unused plane?) - 4 colors ? )
- More fonts in different sizes.
- A possibility to turn the music off.
4. Charts - Who rates the demos ??? You rate not as bad as the CJ. But sometimes I think the swappers give points to the demos.
5. English: All in all it isn't too bad, but there are still some errors, that shouldn't be. What about recorrecting all articles ? That was the criticism. Keep on doing your work.

Answers:
1. The articles are mainly written by our 'contributors'. But of course, we also write articles.
2. In future the music will always be a bit slower, so that you can relax while reading.
3. At the moment all planes are used. Perhaps it'll be more colorful and also extra fonts will be used. Since the second issue, you can turn the music with backspace off.
4. The charts are rated by ca. 12 members (not all swappers!) in a kind of a conference.
5. We try to correct mistakes, but also we are only humans !.
Translated by Orlando/Brs.

After I read the first issue of ZINE I was quite impressed of the very good design (It is in fact the best designed mag), but I thought it will never beat the Cracker Journal. But what happened? These Brainstormers managed it to survive among lots of other unsuccesful mags. For sure the high quality coding is a reason. But I think it's more because of the mag's contents. You can write about almost everything you want and be sure that your personal opinion will be published if you didn't make another group bad or something like that. Of course I'm not happy with everything they put in the ZINE, but when I think that something is crap I don't read it. These articles about drugs, grufties etc. make the important difference to other magazines I think. And this difference is necessary! At this point I'd like to express my agreement with TRACER/CYBORG POWER SYSTEMS. The only way to survive for us in the scene is to stop the selling and spreading of illegal game copies a bit. Once I recognised that I didn't really play the games I swapped with - I just looked at them for some seconds and put them away. After one week I deleted the disk because it has become 'old stuff'. "Stop this idiotism!" I thought and deleted all games of which I knew that I'll never play them again. At the moment I've about five disks with games. The other disks are mostly filled with demos of other groups. I don't want to say "Stop copying illegal stuff" and so on... Because I'm not very impressed of the PD-Software. But if people just decrease the swapping of games a bit the police won't be anylonger the bad people. Because the software companies will calm down and stop investing such a lot in catching "pirates". Look at other scenes (such as IBM and compatibles): These people copy a lot of illegal stuff too, but they don't have such a selling industry like we have and neither such a lot of illegal game copies. But for some people (I experienced the same) it is/was just the cool feeling to have a second life in the "underground" as a illegal dealer. For instance these pseudonyms: They're not really necessary, I think. They're just used to complete this illegal (and cool) image.
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This article originally appeared in the Amiga diskmagazine "Zine #4" by Brainstorm 1990.

Some content may refer to activities that are illegal in some countries. BitFellas does not support such activity.
Addresses and other contact information were only valid when this magazine was originally published, in april of 1990.

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