GFX News Vol 1, Number 1

January / February 1994


[*] GFX News -- Premier Issue -- 1/94 [*]

A NEW magazine that brings you the latest

computer NEWS and REVIEWS in full-screen

high-resolution GraFiX! Guaranteed to be

fun and interesting to read! Download me!


Thanks for taking the time to download the premier issue of

"GFX News"

(Pronounced "jee-eff-ex News")

The first all graphics format magazine, travelling through the super

information highway at the speed of light.

GFX News comes from the same creators as GIF News, another magazine

launched back in November 1988. Now in 1994, GFX News has been born,

bringing you the latest computer news and reviews in high resolution

graphics. This unique format allows us to bring you much more inform-

ation than conventional text-only electronic magazines. Not only that,

but you will see that GFX News is more fun to read.

So, let me begin by telling you how to read this magazine. First

of all, each page of the magazine is stored in a file format called

GIF, which stands for Graphical Interchange Format. GIF graphics file

standard developed by Compuserve back in 1987 that you to view a picture

no matter what kind of computer you have. IBMs & clones, Macintoshes,

Amigas, Sun Sparcs, Silicon Graphics Machines, etc. can all view GIF

files with the right viewer. Viewers are widespread and freely avail-

able so finding one should not prove to be difficult. This issue of

GFX News uses screen resolution of 640x480 pixels in 256 colors.

Each file that represents a page of the magazine is numbered in a

specific order, so you will know which way to read it. For example:

gn9401-1.gif <--- Page 1

gn9401-2.gif <--- Page 2

gn9401-3.gif <--- Page 3

gn9401-4.gif <--- Page 4


|||| <--- Also, the issue year and month are in the filename.

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1994 January

In this archive the following files should be included: [Volume 1 Number 1 Released: Jan 26 1994]

contest.txt <--- Information about the "Design My Logo" contest

file_id.diz <--- BBS file descriptor

gn9401.txt <--- This text file that you are reading right now

gn9401-1.gif <--- Page 1

gn9401-2.gif <--- Page 2

gn9401-3.gif <--- Page 3

gn9401-4.gif <--- Page 4

I hope you enjoy reading the premier 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:

Prodigy E-mail: xpjd96b

US Snail Mail: Eric Hsiao

35 Davis Dr

Research Triangle Park, NC 27709


Fax line: Coming soon...

Voice mail: Coming soon...

Official GFX News BBS: The Bloom-Beacon Picayune

(919) 557-3845 V.terbo

Fidonet: 1:151/106

Official GFX News Internet FTP Site:



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 Mediaclip's 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: 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:

4. Mail it on disk to: Eric Hsiao

35 Davis Dr

Research Triangle Park, NC 27709