Acorn User discs missing? (Aug - Oct 1994)

want to request software or documentation that you can't find online? post in here!
Post Reply
User avatar
lurkio
Posts: 2212
Joined: Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:30 pm
Location: Doomawangara
Contact:

Acorn User discs missing? (Aug - Oct 1994)

Post by lurkio » Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:08 am

The Acorn User magazine cover discs for the August, September, and October 1994 issues seem to be missing or at least incomplete. They're supposed to include a version of Graham Nelson's Inform programming language for text adventures, together with some games written in that language, but the relevant disc-images on the following massive CD-ROM hosted at archive.org don't include any Inform stuff at all!:

The discs in question seem to be missing from 8bs.com too.

Anyone know what's going on?

:?:

Untitled.jpg
Acorn User, August 1994

Untitled 2.jpg
Acorn User, September 1994

Untitled 3.jpg
Acorn User, October 1994

User avatar
cjr8bs
Posts: 61
Joined: Sun May 06, 2012 2:48 pm
Location: East Yorkshire
Contact:

Re: Acorn User discs missing? (Aug - Oct 1994)

Post by cjr8bs » Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:36 am

8BS has The Acorn User cover discs up to and including April 1994. I seem to remember it's because the 8 bit stuff fizzled out completely there and was 32 bit from then on. Although 8BS does have the magazine scans to December 2003

Dunkinator
Posts: 45
Joined: Fri Oct 16, 2015 11:15 am
Contact:

Re: Acorn User discs missing? (Aug - Oct 1994)

Post by Dunkinator » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:19 am

I have copies of the three months you listed - and there appears to be an !Adventure application. Shall i send them to you?

User avatar
lurkio
Posts: 2212
Joined: Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:30 pm
Location: Doomawangara
Contact:

Re: Acorn User discs missing? (Aug - Oct 1994)

Post by lurkio » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:56 am

Dunkinator wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:19 am
I have copies of the three months you listed - and there appears to be an !Adventure application. Shall i send them to you?
Yes, please! Either upload them here in this thread or see the PM I’m about to send you.

:idea:

Dunkinator
Posts: 45
Joined: Fri Oct 16, 2015 11:15 am
Contact:

Re: Acorn User discs missing? (Aug - Oct 1994)

Post by Dunkinator » Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:05 pm

Discs attached! Let me know if they contain what you were looking for!
Attachments
Acorn User.zip
(2.09 MiB) Downloaded 24 times
Last edited by Dunkinator on Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:05 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
lurkio
Posts: 2212
Joined: Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:30 pm
Location: Doomawangara
Contact:

Re: Acorn User discs missing? (Aug - Oct 1994)

Post by lurkio » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:22 am

Dunkinator wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:05 pm
Discs attached! Let me know if they contain what you were looking for!
Yes, they seem to be the ones! Thank you very much.

=D> =D>

https://www.intfiction.org/forum/viewto ... 25#p148125
Last edited by lurkio on Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:59 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Post Reply