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Publications : APC&TCP has now been active for 30 years
Posted by AndreasM on 2022/5/2 0:27:08 (220 reads) News by the same author
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The APC&TCP computer club was founded more than 30 years ago, do any of you know exactly when?

As one of the largest Amiga clubs worldwide, the question of how to better support all the programmers in the club came up relatively quickly. As our members produced some really good programs and games, but they all voiced their opinion that they weren't very happy with the commercial contracts that were offered by major publisher. After long deliberations, APC&TCP sales was founded in May 1992.


The main task of sales was to market the club members' software as effectively as possible.

The first software titles released through APC&TCP were; Databench and 1990. Other titles such as Kargon, Jaktar, Flyin High, Pinball Brain Damage, and many others, followed on relatively quickly by even more. More recently, APC&TCP has released software titles for the Amiga such as Roadshow, CygnusED, RESHOOT R, Tiny little Slug, Trap Runner, and there are other products that are already in their 'starting blocks'.

Some time ago a shareware series was released, which comprised of a few dozen shareware titles that were marketed here by club members. Incidentally, APC&TCP blossomed relatively quickly into one of the cheapest PD diskette dealers in Germany.

Initially there were also a number of third-party products in the range, which were mainly sold to club members. Though relatively quickly after that our range of goods reverted to being only our own products that were offered, apart from a few exceptions. One of those exceptions, by way of example, is the LOAD from VzEkC e.V. Issue 8, which will soon be available in the APC&TCP online shop.

For many years, the NoCover floppy disk club magazine was also distributed through APC&TCP. Incidentally APC&TCP has been publishing the print magazine Amiga Future for over 20 years, and what's more, the Amiga Future will be reaching its 25th anniversary in January. Yes, the Amiga Future magazine is still being printed. :)

Over the years, in addition to the many software titles released through APC&TCP, there has also been a whole range of merchandise produced by APC&TCP: such as, posters, mouse pads, mugs, stickers and much, much more.

APC&TCP also took over the distribution of the Amiga Joker magazine, issues 17 and 19.

Recently the VD Aktuell has also become available through APC&TCP.

Over the years APC&TCP has remained very active, in many areas, though generally that is in the background, without Amiga users really being aware of their involvement. For example, APC&TCP took over the advance ticket sales for the Amiga trade fairs from ICP. So, it was a natural step for APC&TCP to present the Amiga at Gamescom in a show area of approx. 100 square metres.

APC&TCP will be there, yet again, at the Amiga 37 in the autumn of 2022 and is also assisting the organisers to make the venture a success, as usual, in the background.

Over the last 30 years, APC&TCP has released over 200 products for the Amiga, and there are also 125 NoCover issues. Additionally approx. 140 German and 80 English Amiga Future magazine issues have been printed during that time.

After 30 years, APC&TCP actually seems to be one of the largest software publishers for the Amiga with a current 6-digit annual turnover. From which no-one has become super-wealthy here, it's just that the Amiga is simply great fun to use. :)

Our main goal, currently, is to reach our 50th year anniversary, which would be something to really celebrate. In addition, we are always searching for entertaining games and applications, and where its programmer is also looking for a fair and reliable publisher. One of the great advantages of APC&TCP is that a programmer can have their say as to any choice of packaging, which is also one of the reasons why APC&TCP does not have any standardised or similar packaging from one product to another.

If you are one of those gifted, and interested programmers, then please send an email to: Andreas@apc-tcp.de

http://www.apc-tcp.de
https://www.amigashop.org
https://www.amigafuture.de
https://www.patreon.com/amigafuture
https://www.facebook.com/amigafuture.de
https://www.Twitter.com/amigafuture
https://www.instagram.com/amigafuture/
https://www.youtube.com/c/AmigaFuture
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.amigafuture.news


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Templario
Published: 2022/5/3 11:32  Updated: 2022/5/3 11:32
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 Re: APC&TCP has now been active for 30 years
"In addition, we are always searching for entertaining games and applications, and where its programmer is also looking for a fair and reliable publisher. One of the great advantages of APC&TCP is that a programmer can have their say as to any choice of packaging, which is also one of the reasons why APC&TCP does not have any standardised or similar packaging from one product to another."
I have news that this is not true, with some game in the CoverCD and the author hasn't charged for his game, and not I don't speak about me for those who think wrong.
AndreasM
Published: 2022/5/4 11:53  Updated: 2022/5/4 11:53
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@Templario

For years you've been trolling around when you see our name and at the same time complaining that we don't report enough about your software (which is actually not true). Please find your own life and finally leave us alone!
Templario
Published: 2022/5/4 18:50  Updated: 2022/5/4 18:50
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@AndreasM
I don't speak about me, friend and I pass from your newsletters, magazines, etc., I know a special case with a common friend and your promises with him and his game.

And see if I pass from you and people like you, that now I know that you still published your magazine until read this post.
About my software, it is a hobby and I don't get rich with it, only I change the money acquired from donations to pay and give support to Hollywood updates, and I don't presume to be the savior of the Amiga, this is a hobby not a race, friend, although sell a CD and don't make donations to developers isn't help to support this hobby.
AndreasM
Published: 2022/5/5 11:05  Updated: 2022/5/5 11:05
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Sorry, I have no idea which of your friends this is supposed to be. Are you sure you're not talking about yourself in the third person? You don't even write what it's supposed to be about. It is very difficult to say something or to solve a problem. However, I cannot understand what a newsletter has to do with any agreements. But since it is probably (or not?) about an article in the Amiga Future: We never promise what the result of a test report will be like. I never make agreements in that direction. The same applies to the length of an article and whether a report will appear in the Amiga Future at all.
You know very well why most of your software titles were not tested in the Amiga Future. This has nothing to do with the quality of the software.

"And see if I pass from you and people like you, that now I know that you still published your magazine until read this post."

I know my English is really bad... but with the best of intentions I don't understand what you mean by that.
Templario
Published: 2022/5/5 18:07  Updated: 2022/5/5 18:07
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"Sorry, I have no idea which of your friends this is supposed to be. Are you sure you're not talking about yourself in the third person? You don't even write what it's supposed to be about."

Freund, As I wrote in the first post, I don't speak about me, and articles about my programs or games, 12 years ago, yes, liked all people in this hobby, but now not, I like the hobby not the "fame", to get fame is more easy record videos for Youtube or Tik Tok and less laborius and more easy earn money if you like that, in my case not.
About third person I don't say his name, but he is german and he did a game and you promised him things which are the opposite of what you have described in the main article, only I wanted to point out this detail but with respect to you and your work without calling or implying to be a troll to anyone.
In this hobby say true only generate enemies, it is better say "good job" or "shut up" or "you are doing the things good" although the hobby gets worse and the results are here after of 20 years we are the same fans or less, but this is other story.
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