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ATARI FAN # 1 in English is here !!!

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We are proud to present "Atari Fan", a brand new printed magazine dedicated to all ATARI computers and consoles. Previously only available in the Polish language, this is the first issue that we are making available to a wider English-speaking audience.

All information about the magazine itself and its history you can read directly on our website www.atarifan.xyz, where you will also find a detailed list of articles available in this first English edition. We hope that it will whet your appetite for the kinds of articles that we will be bringing to you going forward.

Unique to this magazine is the fact that most text comes with additional information available in the form of QR codes, which will redirect to our website, where you can find materials assigned to the articles.

And yes, it's fuji all the way down! The magazine is laid out entirely on Atari computers – an Atari Falcon 030 with a CT63 accelerator card and CTPCI, with support from a rare computer designed specifically for DTP applications, the Hades 060. The whole magazine is composed using the legendary Calamus SLC 2015 "Complete Edition".

Get hyped in the meantime by enjoying this what is perhaps a first for any magazine, an invitation to its release running on a classic Atari 8-bit computer. This was created by the LAMERS group, and presented at the recent "Function" demoscene event in Hungary:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oGTD1TRNrw

You may also enjoy this short video about the history of Atari Fan magazine by Nowy80:

https://youtu.be/lHi81fOFU58

September 23rd is the release date of the magazine and it will be available for purchase for 12 EUR.

All information and details can be found at www.atarifan.xyz, where you will soon enough also be able to purchase a subscription.

We're looking forward to bringing back this classic format with a splash, and hope that you enjoy receiving these issues as much as we enjoy making them!

It is already in webstore: https://retrohax.net/shop/atari/atari-f ... e-issue-1/

With Atari greetings,
Piotr "Kroll" Mietniowski
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I really like the initiative and was going to order the magazine. Thought €11.99 for the magazine was reasonable, but with a shipping cost of €17.99, the total got to be almost €30. I consider that to be a bit steep for a magazine. Sorry.

Perhaps you could look into why the shipping cost is so high for the magazine?
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Hi,
We have just launched a second distribution point at this address:

https://amiga.net.pl/index.php?lng=eng
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dhedberg wrote: Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:03 pm I really like the initiative and was going to order the magazine. Thought €11.99 for the magazine was reasonable, but with a shipping cost of €17.99, the total got to be almost €30. I consider that to be a bit steep for a magazine. Sorry.

Perhaps you could look into why the shipping cost is so high for the magazine?
Hi,
We working on it now shipping to Europe for about 8 EUR
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Hey congratulations on the magazine. I want to buy one but it says the the shipping is $42 to the USA! Is there a way to ship it cheaper?
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Kroll wrote: Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:56 pm Hi,
We working on it now shipping to Europe for about 8 EUR
Let us know when shipping within EU is at 8 EUR.
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Hi guys,

Sorry for inconvenience. I had a really hard time figuring out a standard postage shipping during this Covid19 madness.
Shipping via post office varies from country to country, moreover, situation is dynamic and changes every few days :(
It should all be set now. Please, let us know if there are any other issues with shipping options from retrohax.net
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wongck wrote: Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:59 am Let us know when shipping within EU is at 8 EUR.
Hi friend,
please check how much the delivery will be from our second point on the site is from 7 EUR
https://amiga.net.pl/index.php?kwt=4019&lng=eng
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Short article about our magazine (Spanish), in this article there are some sample screenshots with pages created in Calamus :)

https://atariteca.net.pe/a-la-venta-pri ... MaKhKzFlWY

Many thanks for the author of this article
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We have third point distribution on ebay:
https://www.ebay.de/itm/ATARI-FAN-MAGAZ ... Swk-BfdGqD
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Flashjazzcat just released a video with AtariFan #1 review! Yay!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Zk-Jxr3uSo
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I bought and read the magazine. Well done Kroll!

It's glossy, all color, 5 mm thick. It has 90 pages. The layout is fantastic. Overall a high quality magazine, much better than I expected.

I enjoyed reading about the USB drivers news :-) where I was mentioned. I enjoyed very much the interview with Rodolphe Czuba, and learn about his story. I also enjoyed the article about web browsers on the Atari ST/TT/Falcon.

I ordered through eBay, it costed me CDN$35 with shipping.
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Ordered! Nice one!
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hi kroll,
when will the number 2 be? Will there be a subscription?
thank you
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Perdrix24 wrote: Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:52 pm I bought and read the magazine. Well done Kroll!

It's glossy, all color, 5 mm thick. It has 90 pages. The layout is fantastic. Overall a high quality magazine, much better than I expected.

I enjoyed reading about the USB drivers news :-) where I was mentioned. I enjoyed very much the interview with Rodolphe Czuba, and learn about his story. I also enjoyed the article about web browsers on the Atari ST/TT/Falcon.

I ordered through eBay, it costed me CDN$35 with shipping.
Hi pendrix24,
Thank you for your very kind words and I am delighted that you are enjoying the layoutte very much. In addition, thank you very much for your fruitful cooperation with the USB drivers and I am always eager for further testing.
I just want to tell you that we have been working on the second Atari Fan issue for several months :)

@Mr.Jt, thank you

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As I wrote in 'Introduction' in issue #1, we want to publish it every six months.
As for the second question, I find it difficult to say anything more at the moment.
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I have just read the last couple of comments. This wetted my appetite so much that I just had to order it. :lol:
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Thanks Kroll for getting this magazine together.
I also want to thank you for helping me as the eBay and amiga.net.pl links died.
The new links you told me work, so I will put them here:

https://bitronic.pl/index.php?kwt=4019&lng=eng

or ebay you buy from:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ATARI-FAN-Ma ... 4316174750

I bought from bitronic.pl but with high delivery costs it seems to put quite a few people off. I'm happy to help in my spare time with distribution in (or from) the UK. Lets make this a success!

Can anyone help in the USA?
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Just ordered my copy from bitronic. EUR 12 + 7 shipping to NL. :|
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Just got my copy, looks really professional.

Looking forward to reading it.
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Just got mine in the mail. Very well packaged, the magazine looks excellent! I was just browsing through it, looking for the pages with the type-in code but then I realized it's 2021 :wink:
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haha, true. I received mine yesterday too, looks unbelievable.

Due to the high postage costs I'm in talks with the guys behind it for distributing it in the UK at a much more reasonable cost.
So if anyone in the UK is looking for a copy then DM me and I can tell you more about it.
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I ordered mine from ebay the other day and just received an email that the order was cancelled due to not being able to ship the the usa.

Is there any other way to get a copy sent here?
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Hi @TheNameofThegames,
You can order from my main distributor on the website:
https://retrohax.net/shop/atari/atari-f ... e-issue-1/
I also know from him that unfortunately due to the world situation the delivery can go MINIMUM 40 days. The shipment will of course be sent on Monday
We are still looking for additional resellers mainly in USA and UK.
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For anyone interested, I ordered the magazine from retrohax on Feb 08 and it arrived here in the USA on Feb 23. So that is pretty fast delivery time!

I just picked up the magazine at the post office today and it is very well-done and fun to read.
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Attention all Atari fans!
Due to the current worldwide situation and to the fact - not supported by any research, though - that reading AtariFan magazine is beneficial to your health, we are lowering the price to 8.99 Euro (10.99 USD). This price covers only basic costs and the costs of printing.

If you are a true fan and wish for future issues to be published, please support us and buy one magazine.
This will help us to collect funds for AF#2.

You can order directly from our store:
https://retrohax.net/shop/atari/atari-f ... e-issue-1/
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