The Commodore 64 Book - released in MARCH 2008

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the background would have to be much lighter in print vs pdf to be readable.
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I like the layout, it is much like computer magazines from back then, so it has kind of a retro touch. :)

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LMan wrote:I like the layout, it is much like computer magazines from back then, so it has kind of a retro touch. :)
Thanks, LMan!

Analog, I have some printed pages here and the background is lighter on the page than it appears onscreen...
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Hey... don't they have "mastering engineers" on books to be released? :)
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I've received the Foreword for the book, it's been written by a MYSTERY GAMING CELEBRITY. It's funny and it fits the book perfectly... if you want to find out who it is, you'll have to order a copy, won't you? ;)
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merman wrote:I've received the Foreword for the book, it's been written by a MYSTERY GAMING CELEBRITY. It's funny and it fits the book perfectly... if you want to find out who it is, you'll have to order a copy, won't you? ;)
Archer Maclean, I bet.

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Good guess, but it's not Archer.

Preview of the cover:

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If it's funny, it might be Jeff Minter or Gary Liddon...
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Give the man a banana, it is in fact JEFF MINTER who has written the foreword...
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This will be sweet....

Spotted an error on the first page though - Second part, first sentence: The machine was renamed the Commodore 64 (more commonly known as the Commodore 64) <-- shouldn't it be C64?
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Scyphe wrote:This will be sweet....

Spotted an error on the first page though - Second part, first sentence: The machine was renamed the Commodore 64 (more commonly known as the Commodore 64) <-- shouldn't it be C64?

Err, it's not an error. It actually reads

"The machine was renamed the Commodore C64 (more commonly known as the Commodore 64)"

The important bit is the C in front of the 64.
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merman wrote:
Scyphe wrote:This will be sweet....

Spotted an error on the first page though - Second part, first sentence: The machine was renamed the Commodore 64 (more commonly known as the Commodore 64) <-- shouldn't it be C64?

Err, it's not an error. It actually reads

"The machine was renamed the Commodore C64 (more commonly known as the Commodore 64)"

The important bit is the C in front of the 64.
:confusion: You're right. I could've sworn....... :eekout:
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I,

- definitely like the cover
- am progressive when it comes to graphics
- have quite a bit of hessitation when it comes to full background images with text on it, throughout the book - it'll take some thought

but that's just judging from memory and previous comments.... *runs off*

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xo, the images behind the text are being chosen to make sure you can read what's in front of them...

...and remember, since this is a limited edition, you don't want to be kicking yourself when it sells out and you don't have a copy!
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Just to let you all know...

We're going to press on December the 1st, so the book will be out in January!

Get your pre-order in now!

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