Diskmag Expert - The Answers
Hugi 29 contained a quiz about diskmags. Here is it again, along with the answers. The correct answers are marked as bold.
Question #1: How many Mbyte of articles did Hugi #16 approximately contain? a. 1.4 b. 1.6 c. 1.8 d. 2.1 e. 2.4Note: The answer can be found at the Hugi website, for example.
Note: Domination is a C64 diskmag.
Question #2: What language was Merge (PC) in? a. English b. German c. French d. Polish e. Hungarian
Question #3: Which of these is not an Amiga diskmag? a. Grapevine b. Domination c. Generation d. Seenpoint e. Pressure
Note: Budyn had about 2.8 Mbyte of articles. However, the issue of a PC diskmag that had the largest text amount is not Budyn #2. It is Hugi Special Edition #1: Coding Digest, which was released about a year ago (in September 2003). It contains about 4.4 Mbyte of articles.
Question #4: Which is the oldest? a. First issue of Imphobia (PC) b. First issue of Hoax (PC) c. First issue of Parrot (PC) d. First issue of Daskmig (PC) e. First issue of Scenial (PC)
Question #5: Which is the newest? a. First issue of Hugi (PC) b. First issue of Pain (PC) c. First issue of Fleur (PC) d. First issue of Shine (PC) e. First issue of Amber (PC)
Question #6: Which had the largest text amout (in kbytes)? a. Autark #1 (PC) b. Budyn #2 (PC) c. Cream #3 (PC) d. Hugi #4 (PC) e. Imphobia #5 (PC)
Note: Digital Talk is a C64 diskmag.
Question #7: What language is CLI (PC) in? a. English b. German c. Spanish d. Polish e. Hungarian
Question #8: Which of these is not a PC diskmag? a. Platinum b. Blackmail c. Digital Talk d. Flash e. Pulse
Note: There was an Amiga diskmag called World Charts released by Hoodlum and Scoopex; it was revived a bit more than 2 years ago, but soon ceased to issue again. The famous Future Crew also released a diskmag called World Charts for PC.
Question #9: Which of these diskmags was released both for C64 and for PC? a. Genetic Dreams by Escape b. AnotherMag by TPF c. World Charts by Future Crew d. Mars by Cyberdream e. Pain by Pain Staff
Question #10: Which is the newest? a. First issue of Smok (PC) b. First issue of Budyn (PC) c. First issue of Dragon (PC) d. First issue of Measure (PC) e. First issue of Fatum (PC)
Question #11: What group released the chartsmag Splash? a. Surprise!Productions b. Cascada c. Fascination d. Inferiors e. TRSI
Question #12: Which is the mag with the greatest number of issues released until 2003? a. Imphobia (PC) b. Cheese (PC) c. Measure (PC) d. RAW (Amiga) e. ROM (Amiga)
Question #13: What countries are these PC mags from? a. Vinyl - Argentina, Delta - Paraguay b. Vinyl - Paraguay, Delta - Mexico c. Vinyl - Mexico, Delta - Argentina d. Vinyl - Argentina, Delta - Mexico e. Vinyl - Paraguay, Delta - Argentina
Question #14: There were at least two diskmags using the same name - which? a. Pain b. Armor of Gods c. Demojournal d. World Charts e. Wilby
Note: MicroCode is a German diskmag.
Question #15: Which of these mags was not released in 1996? a. Imphobia #12 (PC) b. Hugi #2 (PC) c. Insight #1 (PC) d. Bad News #4 (PC) e. Autark #1 (PC) Note: Insight #1 was officially released in December 1995.
Question #16: Which of these mags was released in 1996? a. Shine #1 (PC) b. Contrast #2 (PC) c. Imphobia #11 (PC) d. Splash #3 (PC) e. What #1 (PC)
Question #17: How old was Adok when Hugi #1 (PC) was released? a. 12 years b. 13 years c. 14 years d. 15 years e. 16 years
Question #18: Who was the main editor of Dragon #5 (PC)? a. Aborygen b. Szum c. Akira d. Garfield e. D-Lee
Question #19: Which of these is not a Polish diskmag? a. Bad News (PC) b. Tankard (PC) c. Wrotki (PC) d. Total Disaster (PC) e. MicroCode (PC)
Note: The English corner first appeared in Hugi 9. Hugi 10 contained no English corner. In Hugi 11, the majority of the articles were in English language.
Question #20: Which of these was the first mag to use a proportionate font? a. Belgian Scene Report (PC) b. Shine (PC) c. Autark (PC) d. Pain (PC) e. Hugi (PC)
Question #21: Which of these was the first to have a Windows-based engine? a. Hugi (PC) b. Pain (PC) c. Shine (PC) d. Scenial (PC) e. Hacker (PC)
Question #22: Which of these was the first issue of Hugi with English language articles? a. #7 b. #8 c. #9 d. #10 e. #11
Note: Moondog is the main editor of Undercover Magascene (UCM).
Question #23: What platform is the diskmag edited by Moondog for? a. ZX Spectrum b. C64 c. Amiga d. Atari ST e. PC
Question #24: What platforms were these chartsmags for? a. Splash #3 - Amiga, Eurochart #10 - PC, Planet #4 - PC b. Splash #3 - Amiga, Eurochart #10 - PC, Planet #4 - Amiga c. Splash #3 - PC, Eurochart #10 - PC, Planet #4 - Amiga d. Splash #3 - PC, Eurochart #10 - Amiga, Planet #4 - Amiga e. Splash #3 - PC, Eurochart #10 - Amiga, Planet #4 - PC
Question #25: What did Darkness/Imphobia study? a. Computer Science b. Electrical Engineering c. Medicine d. Literature e. Law
And the proud winner is:
He simply won for the reason that he was the only person courageous enough to submit his answers on these questions. Well, sometimes courage alone is sufficient to be successful.