The Link 10 Giorgio's
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G I O R G I O A R M A N I ----------------------------- hello dudes, it's GIORGIO ARMANI corner which takes you to a new dimension of gossiping. several topics will be discussed in this chapter. they are: 1 - LINK ISSUE 10 2 - MY FUTURE 3 - SCENE PARTY 1993 4 - INSPIRATIONS 5 - COOL FRIENDS 6 - AMIGA SCENE 7 - NIK NAX link issue no. 10 ----------------- welcome to this new format and hope you enjoyed your stay. yeah, this is my very first attempt in coding a mag. a month ago, i wouldn't even dream of coding the menu interface. you see, it all got more and more complex as i go along. in this format, i have extended the text area up to 24,000 bytes of text for each chapter with the text reader, menu interface, sprites and bitmap koala. this is quite an accomplishment. don't forget to look at the ADVANCED FLI-SPRITE at the bottom of the chapter reader screen. yep, its a world first!!! also, the text decrunches itself during loadinf. yes!! and conseqently, we have the ability to feed 500 pages of text on one side of the disk. that is if we ever need to make a mag of this magnitude monthly!!! although we decided to keep this format for a while, but the scope for expansion is enormous. my code structure will allow further fancy functionality to be built-in the future LINK. for the moment we'll keep that a secret but please look out for future releases to see the difference. my future: ---------- as you know TSR-PLX have splitted into 2 groups. however, i have decided to stay in both. although i have other offers of joining other groups, i think i'll stay in tsr-plx for a while yet. i will, however, help out others in their demo or whatever. just give me some advanced notice first. the mentality of groups is what made the oz scene separate and uncompetitive. i'll seek to change just that. TOGETHER, WE'LL MAKE A DIFFERENCE !!!!!! one thing to clear up: which group do i prefer as my second group? to this end, i have no solution. i loved both group for their talent and fun that they provide me. for that, i do not think fit to make a choice - and i won't! so let's just say i have as much loyalty towards one as i have towards another. and i shall leave it as that. if i am asked to produce anything, it'll be my honour to do so for both groups. and it'll stay that way...only that. for those who don't know me all too well, i'll just briefly mention what i do. i am currently working for PACIFIC POWER as a GRADUATE ACCOUNTANT. i work 8-5 monday to friday. i attend university of technology for my finance subjects on monday night and saturday. and the scene feeds in between this tight schedule. believe me, it is hard trying to do coding, some gfx & zak within my current parameters but i'll do it for the oz scene. not for my personal gain, but for the good of the whole scene. of course, i cannot thank you guys enough out there giving me your support - in terms of the CHARTS. for that i am very grateful. this is where my motivation leads me in organising the SCENE PARTY 1993 FOR OZ. the australian scene party will be held on the 17-18 JULY, 1993 at PENRITH OF SYDNEY. the cost will be $5 for both days paying for court hire. no food, accomodation will be provided for this price. there'll be demo comp & gfx comp with prizes for winners. however, no alcohol will be allowed. the party is for both c64 or amiga. the point is to have fun in celebrating the oz scene. the aim is for sceners to meet their friends face to face. i must have at least 20 people replying or no party will be held. so far, i have 10 already. you must reply by 15/5/1993 by sending to my addy (in the address section) of your intention to come. please write me your real name, handle, address, telephone for registration & contact purpose. further news will be publish in the future link regarding the party. a paper note is being circulated with all details. if you haven't got it contact me! all attendee will get personal reply if the party does go ahead. i hope the party will be a reality. INSPIRATION: well, in response to peoples claim about TSR's comment in link 8, even though uptonogood has expressed his views, i have the following to say. when we are running a mag, we'll try to be as fair as possible. news & rumours get send in for the mag to publish. they are likely to be common views of the scene - and so be it! if a mag is not allow to express a view, then what good would a mag be! we are certainly not trying to start any sort of war. the point is: DON'T SHOOT THE MESSAGER! there is a fine point between slagging & having quality news published. quite often, what is genuine news are perceive as rumours. so what can mags do? the best way is not to publish anything at all because only god knows what is real and what is false...okay, there is no point in dwelling on. but i think a mag must be able to express a view. maybe we'll be more careful with the wording. but a mag can only be as good as what material goes into it. any offence taken by others is regrettable. COOL FRIENDS: g'day to all cool friends who are swapping with me. just like to thank all of you for your support. still, i'll need alot more friends so i need contacts. anyone out there haven't had the chance to know me better, please do contact me. that is of course if you want a cool contact. so why not write now to: 8 BOSCO PLACE QUAKERS HILL N.S.W. 2763 AUSTRALIA. AMIGA SCENE: paralax is currently the no.1 group in oz. addicts is claimed to be 2nd(???) the a1200 & a4000 is set to be a hit but there'll surely be compatibility problem with demo previously done for the a500. this is because coders use unconvention- al coding methodology which becomes redundant when new machine is built. commercial application don't normally have this problem. NIK NAX: to finish off, i urge all oz sceners to unite as one. forget your group mentality and your ego trips, this is what made the scene with more wars and less done. stick together my friends. only when we can truely kick ass before we can really claim the prize. wars will do nobody any good. so remember this!!! do something constructively as show the world what you can do. establish a reputation for australia. i hope australia can find itself a place on the world chart. if we can all unite and share knowledge with others while keeping our competitive mind running 9000 revs, we can then start to compete seriously with the rest of the world. this is my vision. and i hope it'll be your too. be yours truly... GIORGIO ARMANI/TSR-PLX DANIEL.