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Grapevine #1 (1991, .06, ECS Filemag)

Review by Glenn Lunder

The very first issue of GV was perhaps not the most visually pleasing read ever. After a brief intro sequence with a reproduction of the Jim Morrison title picture of the then-new film The Doors, and an LSD logo that undergoes a few palette changes, we are in the main reading department. This is just a textplotter, where pages are flipped with the mousebuttons, and with an extremely annoying colorcycling in the background. Three minutes of reading, and you're guaranteed a headache.
This issue announced new coder Orchist's joining from Druids. Remarkably it works perfectly problem free on my configuration.
GLE tested A1200/030-50/2mb chip, 16mb fast/3.1.

Grapevine #2 (1991, .07, ECS Filemag)

Review by Glenn Lunder

After the abysmal presentation of the first issue, loading issue #2 for the first time was a very nice surprise. We are first greeted with a very nice LSD PRESENTS logo, before an even nicer picture. The mag's code is bascially the same, though the colorcycling seems to be of a higher resolution this time, and perhaps therefore just a tad less irritating to have behind the text. The font is also new, replacing the one from the first issue. This one is even totally uncredited, so it is fair to assume that it, too, was ripped. The music is another medley of music by Spirit, I heard at least some Jarre and the Ghostbusters theme in there. He's not the world's best musician...
This issue announced the joining of Destiny with the group's first board, 'SATELLITE CITY'. It also raised its fists at Tracker/Crack, who they claim have been ripping LSD packs, and putting his own name and menus in them!
GLE tested A1200/030-50/2mb chip, 16mb fast/3.1.