Contents of the BACKISSU.TXT file
** Descriptions of every single issue of GIF News that has come out **
If you want any of these issues, just send a Self-Addressed-Stamped-
Envelope and a blank floppy (5.25 or 3.5) and I'll copy them over for you.
Each issue is around 100K zipped. You must include the FLOPPY AND S.A.S.E
or else you won't receive anything back. ------------------
Or send a check/money order to:
406-A BARH Mailroom, RPI
Troy, NY 12180-3590
Or if the date is after May 1st, 1992 - send it to this address:
7 Fair Way
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603-5014
Cost per each 360K disk (5.25) = $1.00
Cost per each 720K disk (3.5) = $1.50
Add $.75 for shipping - average size of an issue is around
Or call the SimonsBoard BBS Network and download back issues. See
their ad on page 2 (GN9203-2.GIF).
Or if someone can recommend a good stable FTP server, please let me
know. Often times, the ones I FTP to have periodic wipeouts of files.
Issue # Date Description
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01 Nov/Dec 1988 Reviews of Leisure Suit Larry II, Fire Power,
GN88-11 and Sentinel Worlds, a short autobiography of
Hsiao & Hunter, Inc.
02 Feb/Mar 1989 Virus protection safeguards, review of Police
GN89-02 Quest II, "Are MS-DOS Games Getting Better"
editorial, game hints to Leisure Suit Larry 2.
03 May/June 1989 Industry news, Space Quest ]I[ review, 1st
GN89-05 annual Sight & Sound Awards, "Taito Games Are
04 July/Aug 1989 Nintendo Game Hints (Super Mario Bros 2, Rad
GN89-07 Racer, Karnov), Reviews of 4 different driving
simulation games (Vette, Test Drive 2, Lombard
Rally, F40 Pursuit Simulator), Review of the
game Caveman Ugh-Lympics, a short overview of
Lotus 123 Release 3.
05 Nov/Dec 1989 Review of Maxis' Sim City, the new Tears For
GN89-11 Fears CD "Seeds of Love", and a review of
Sierra's Manhunter II.
06 Jan/Feb 1990 A Look back at the eighties, review of Sierra's
GN90-01 the Colonel's Bequest, and a overview of music
cards (AdLib, GameBlaster, SoundBlaster, &
Roland), the best VGA games.
07 Mar/Apr 1990 "Do Sound Cards Really Sound that Good?"
GN90-03 editorial, a profile of the Channel 1(tm) BBS
in Cambridge, MA, review of Access' Crimewave
and Bitmap Bros' Xenon II, look at digitizing
08 May/June 1990 Detailed look at the VGA and VESA video
GN90-05 standard, the Ultima VI built-in cheat, the
World of Amiga show in New York City.
09 July/Aug 1990 Request for BBS distribution sites, Computer
GN90-07 Industry News, a look at the Sound Blaster card,
a review of Spectrum Holobytes' Faces game.
10 Sept/Oct 1990 Review of the games Atomix & Puzznik, a look at
GN90-09 Battlechess II and future game releases, v.42
& v.42bis - what their advantages are.
11 Nov/Dec 1990 Look at the TrakBlaster program, new Flight
GN90-11 Simulator scenery disks, Reviews of games
Spellcasting 101 and Jones in the Fast Lane,
the Amiga Video Toaster by NewTek, Being a
Game Designer for Electronic Arts.
12 Jan/Feb 1991 V.32bis standard, XGA, LaserDiscs, the
GN91-01 controversial Lotus-Equifax CD-ROM CD, "Boo to
Disney Software" editorial, FD-Format, review of
the game Hard Nova.
13 Mar/Apr 1991 Look at Workstations, BBS's pay business rates
GN91-03 on their phone lines, JMPlayer review, Amiga 24
bit graphics, the first VGA page ever.
14 May/June 1991 The Prodigy STAGE.DAT controversy, review of
GN91-05 TrakBlaster v2.0, MediaVision's Pro-Audio
Spectrum, Amiga News, Review of Lemmings.
15 July/Aug 1991 The PC Expo in NYC, look at Creative Labs'
GN91-07 Voice Edit program, hints to the adventure game
Time Quest, a review of the game Armor Alley,
Internet News, and the first-ever GIF News
16 Sept/Oct 1991 Sound Blaster Pro Vs. AdLib Gold, "High Prices
GN91-09 for Game Software" Editorial, Internet News,
Contest Winners Announced.
17 Nov/Dec 1991 Closer look at AdLib Gold, Windows 3.1 news,
GN91-11 Wing Commander II Built-in cheat, Police
Quest III, WordTris, Internet sites, new
releases for various computers.
18 Jan/Feb 1992 AdLib Gold Delayed, Brief Windows 3.0 program
GN92-01 review, Oh No More Lemmings!, 1992 planned
releases, best graphical adventure game company,
first SVGA page, Internet Archie Server.
19 Mar/Apr 1992 Reviews of two VGA shareware games: Scorched
GN92-03 Earth and Galactix, short look at two multi-
media groups, the new US Robotics 16.8K Modem,
SupraCorp's v32bis modem, industry news,
coming Apogee releases, $49 CD full of share-
ware and public domain software.