Apr 032012

David Bradforth of Alligata Media has made two books available as free downloads via his Alligata site on MagCloud.

BASIC V for the Acorn Archimedes, by Mike Williams

BASIC V for the Acorn Archimedes, by Mike Williams

BASIC V for the Acorn Archimedes was written by Mike Williams and originally published by Dabs Press in 1989, and was acquired by Alligata Media in 2005. According to the blurb the “book provides a practical guide to programming in BASIC V on the Acorn Archimedes. Assuming a familiarity with the BBC BASIC language in general, it describes the many new commands offered by BASIC V.” Continue reading »

Jan 072012

For those who have yet to try Drag ‘n Drop, Paul Stewart’s PDF based RISC OS magazine, back issues of the first two volumes are now available to buy in volume bundles, priced at £9 each for the first two, both consisting of four issues. Features include show reports and previews, an ongoing series about sorting algorithms, and much more.

Volume 3 issue 1, the current issue, released to coincide with the 2011 London Show, is also still available from the Drag ‘n Drop website for the usual price of £3, and features an articles on the 8-bit games scene, Flicker, and running Messenger Pro 6 as an IMAP client.


Oct 242011

With all but one of the subscription based RISC OS magazines having ceased publication, back in 2009 Paul Stewart decided to launch a new magazine – Drag ‘n Drop – and, avoiding the pressure and commitment brought about by taking subscriptions, each issue of the magazine was published online as a PDF file which users could download after purchasing.

Two years and two volumes of four issues later, it appears from comments on the Drag ‘n Drop website that Paul has decided to cease publication.

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Mar 012011

Showing a level of initiative often sadly lacking these days in the RISC OS community, the current editor and publisher of Archive Magazine, Jim Nagel, has made available a sampler of issue 22:12 (volume 22, issue 12). His main motivation for doing this is that the physical magazine is only due back from the printers on the eve of the South West Show this coming Saturday and, as reading the sampler reveals, the news pages obviously cover the show; it’s clear that in an ideal world Jim would have liked that issue to be on our doorsteps before the show takes place – in particular because at least one item of news it contains might encourage more people to attend the show.

And what is that news?

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