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30th December 2006, 00:49
http://amiga.treasureland.net/ has started to put scans of full Amiga magazines online. They're big files (80MB+) but they are awesome quality and are complete (with original ads etc.)

Limited choice but it's definately quality ahead of quantity.

30th December 2006, 10:21
That was interesting. I instantly visited the site and searched for those classic issues of CU Amiga. I have most of the issues, if not all, of those that are featured there. I agree with quality ahead of quantity.

I also couldn't help but notice the Swedish Datormagasinet. That brings back memories for sure. :)

30th December 2006, 11:19
Back issues of Total Amiga are availabe on their site.

30th December 2006, 13:22
The September 1993 issue of CU Amiga they have on there was the very first Amiga magazine I owned. I would have been 5 years old at the time when I got it.

31st December 2006, 22:48
I've been in communication with the owner of Treasureland for some time now to see if we can use the magazines he has already added to the site as Treasureland hasn't really seen much activity. Hopefully we will be ok to use those on classicamiga. I did state that I would keep the Treasureland page at the start of all the pdfs to show their origin.

3rd January 2007, 14:30
10 Amiga Power issues are available here in .jpg format: http://www.amigapower.com/

3rd January 2007, 14:50
Yeah, that site has been running for some time now but seems to not get updated all that often. It is quite a good start for Amiga Power though and I was considering using those scans and creating a proper PDF of each issue. As with all such sources I would contact the original creator of the scans first though and include an acknowledgement of the original image scan origin within the PDFs.

3rd January 2007, 14:56
To save me having a bunch of .jpg's I've actually already done PDF's of them (just a simple batch download, and then Windows's Print Wizard to Adobe PDF Distiller), if you get permission to use them, let me know and I'll send you the PDF's.

3rd January 2007, 14:59
I've seen that site before too.

I believe the guy resonsible for it posts on the World of Stuart forum (http://www.invisionfree.com/forums/worldofstuart) under the user name "NotMeOhNo"

3rd January 2007, 15:01
Cool, as soon as I get the magazine section started I will see if I can contact him. And as you have already created PDFs for them Alex, that would be cool.

18th November 2007, 23:00
All my dreams come true!

All the amiga mags in one place scanned in full:


19th November 2007, 00:09
All my dreams come true!

All the amiga mags in one place scanned in full:


Not quite. Selected amiga magazines are scanned in part on that website. Often full contents listings are provided but for many magazines only games reviews have been scanned. Some magazines are simply placeholders. It's better than anything else at the moment, but it's by no means complete.

19th November 2007, 10:09
I think tey refer thats is a first step, the future is to put online the full pages of the magazines.

19th November 2007, 16:01
A similar Amiga magazine project has been in the planning stages here at classicamiga for some time too, and we were talking about it before the Amiga Magazine Rack project as launched. Sadly I've not had the time to actually get that part of classicamiga off the ground yet.

As Alex said, it is a good project, but they are only including game related pages from each magazine, and are therefore missing out a lot of great content from each issue. The size and quality of each page isn't always that great either.

If and when I do eventually manage to get our Amiga magazine section started the aim is to include each magazine in its entirety, from cover to cover, including all adverts, articles and reviews. Any such project is a huge undertaking and so that will be the last section of classicamiga I will be working on. At the moment the Hardware section is the next to be launched on the site, followed by an Amiga software section to include an A-Z of all productivity and utility based software released on the Amiga.

15th January 2008, 01:48
Wow awesome find just downloaded a cu_amiga with a familiar cover quality is superb!

Great find AlexJ :thumbs:

(pity it's mainly game content!)