GFX News - Volume 1, Number 2
A NEW magazine that brings you the latest computer NEWS and REVIEWS in full-screen, Super VGA, high-resolution GraFiX! Truly, a cut above the rest of the 'zines out today!
Thanks for taking the time to download the March 1994 issue of "GFX News" (Pronounced "jee-eff-ex News") GFX News comes from the same creators as GIF News, another magazine launched back in November 1988. Each page of the magazine is stored in .GIF file format. GIF viewers are widespread and freely available so finding one should not prove to be difficult. This issue of GFX News uses screen resolution of 640x480 pixels in 256 colors. Each .GIF file represents one page of the magazine. They are ordered in the following way, so you know what page you are reading: gn9403-1.gif <--- Page 1 gn9403-2.gif <--- Page 2 gn9403-3.gif <--- Page 3 gn9403-4.gif <--- Page 4 __ __ __ __ |gn| |94| |03| |-1| |__| |__| |__| |__| | | | | | | | | GFX News Year Month Page Number (1994) (March) (Page 1) In this archive the following files should be included: gn9403.zip [Volume 1 Number 2 Released: Mar 8, 1994] contest.txt <--- Information about the "Design My Logo" contest file_id.diz <--- BBS file descriptor gn9403.txt <--- This text file that you are reading right now gn9403-1.gif <--- Page 1 gn9403-2.gif <--- Page 2 gn9403-3.gif <--- Page 3 gn9403-4.gif <--- Page 4 I hope you enjoy reading the March issue of GFX News. Your comments are greatly appreciated. Donations gladly accepted to help defray the cost of production and distribution. Here's how to contact GFX News: By Internet E-mail: email@example.com Prodigy E-mail: xpjd96b US Snail Mail: Eric Hsiao 35 Davis Dr Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 USA Fax line: Coming soon... Voice mail: Coming soon... Official GFX News BBS: The Bloom-Beacon Picayune Node 1 (919) 557-3845 V.terbo Node 2 (919) 557-0645 Node 3 (919) 557-0745 Fidonet: 1:151/106 Official GFX News Internet FTP Site: 126.96.36.199 /pub/gfx-news Special notice: The GFX News FTP site will be down temporarily from mid-May to late-August for the summer. Meanwhile, I will need to find a substitute FTP site during those months. If you are a system administrator of a site and wish to help out with the internet distribution of GFX News, please contact me ASAP.
Welcome to the first in many GFX News sponsored contests. For this contest, we need you to draw a GFX News logo. The logo must not be bigger than a 640x120 pixel box. The maximum number of colors you can use is 256. Besides getting your work shown in an issue, you could take first place and win Sierra's Freddy Pharkas Frontier Pharmacist game on IBM 3.5" disks. The runner-up will win Aris' MPC Wizard 2.0 on IBM CD-ROM. I know these aren't big budget prizes, but hey - GFX News isn't a big budget production (yet). Legal mumble-jumble: Void where prohibited. Entry deadline: April 15, 1994 (Tax time). You can enter as many submissions as you like. Judges decisions are final. Not responsible for lost entries. All entries and submissions become the property of GFX News. Winners will be announced in the May 1994 issue. To submit your entry, you can do it one of several ways: 1. Upload it to the official GFX News FTP site: 188.8.131.52 in the /pub/gfx-news/submit directory 2. Upload it to the official GFX News BBS: Bloom-Beacon Picayune (919) 557-3845 v.terbo 3. UUENCODE it and E-mail it to: firstname.lastname@example.org 4. Mail it on disk to: Eric Hsiao 35 Davis Dr Research Triangle Park, NC 27709