GFX News Vol 1, Number 2

March 1994

FILE_ID.DIZ

[*]  GFX News --- March Issue --- 3/94  [*]
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!

GN9403.TXT

    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:

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   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
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  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: hsiaoe@rpi.edu
                      Prodigy E-mail: xpjd96b

                       US Snail Mail: Eric Hsiao
                                      35 Davis Dr
                                      Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
                                      USA

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 Official GFX News Internet FTP Site: 128.113.65.38
                                      /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.

CONTEST.TXT

        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: 128.113.65.38 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: hsiaoe@rpi.edu
    4. Mail it on disk to: Eric Hsiao
                           35 Davis Dr
                           Research Triangle Park, NC 27709