While waiting at my parents place for the football match of Holland against Portugal I decided to have a look at my stash of left behind Amiga magazines. This surely will kill some time till the match starts. If you follow the European Championship football you know it is almost impossible for Holland to get through to the next round. Not only does Germany have to beat Denmark but Holland has to win from Portugal with a two goal difference. If you have seen them play the first two matches you know that the Dutch women’s yodelling has a better chance of winning this match. But stranger things have happened so we will wait and see.
Most magazines I left behind at my parents place are German magazines. I did spot one CU Amiga magazine and two Dutch Amiga.X magazines.
I am not sure if I only bought one CU AMIGA magazine or two. My memory tells me there was another one since I remember one about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game. Any CU AMIGA readers here might remember one issue about this. If you do please let me know. I think this one had the demo of Flood on the cover disk.
I only bought two issues of this Dutch magazine. I have issue 4 and 5. A total of 13 issues have been released between 1994 and 1995. These two are going home with me tonight for further inspection.
The above three magazines are all German ones. I can read German so they are not just for show. Any German Amiga fans reading this that can tell me some more about these magazines? I am all ears.
I have not done much Amiga related stuff the past two weeks. I have been extremely busy with other things. I am about to finish part 3 of “ReAction – Opening a Window”. On that piece I did a bit of work in the last two weeks. My aim is to get it done and published next week. The magazines have been a great time killer since the match is about to start in one hour. I really hope it will turn in to a victory and make this day one of the best ever. And that for a Sunday, eh?
I remember the first time I read about them, early nineties Amiga Magazine issue 16 page 38. In Holland at that time (eighties and nineties) Amiga Magazine was the best Dutch magazine around. The magazine came out every two months and the agony of waiting for the next issue to come out was unbearable. One memorable moment was when I went by bus on a Saturday to the next town to get the new issue when there was a snow storm going on. As a result I got stuck since no bus showed up but I had the magazine so I did not care. I had something to kill time before my dad came and picked me up. I am still reading all the issues I collected today. Talking about being fanatic.
Amiga Magazine Issue 16
Back to the main story, Team Hoi. I have lost count on how many times I read that article about them. It was about their new game called Hoi and how badly they got treated by the publishing companies trying to get it published. They instantly became my heroes. I wanted to become like them. Write software for the Amiga and become rich and famous.
Team Hoi – Ramon Braumuller, Reinier van Vliet and Metin Seven
Both Reinier and Metin also wrote various articles for Amiga Magazine. Through Metin’s articles I got to know a bit more about Team Hoi. I always loved the way Metin wrote his articles. When I write something I try to write it “Metin” style.
Amiga.nl has placed all the Amiga Magazine editions online in pdf format. You can find them, including issue 16, on http://www.amigascene.nl/modules/magazines/index.php/index.html
You can find the life story of Team Hoi on http://www.metinseven.com/article_hoisaga.htm
A big salute to my heroes, Team Hoi!