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Will Macscene be updated? 6 months, 1 week ago #4479

Two questions:
1. Is Niemann still around and actively monitoring this site?
2. Will it be updated any time soon? The two bleeding issues I see are that the fields don't properly fit mobile devices (guessing a fiddly but relatively easy thing to fix without radically changing the theme) and there have been no news updates for aaaages.

Happy to get involved where possible.

Re: Will Macscene be updated? 6 months, 1 week ago #4481

Yeah, a whole lot of stuff is kind of semi-broken at the moment. I'm happy to be involved in getting the news and emulator database going again, but I don't have time to do these on my own like in the old days.

I've just sent Niemann an email to make sure he sees this.

Re: Will Macscene be updated? 6 months, 1 week ago #4482

1. Is Niemann still around and actively monitoring this site?


I'm still around, but actively monitoring may be a stretch. I stop in about once a week or so just to check the forums. I am impressed by the number of people who emailed me notifying me of this post though. Guess there's still a good number of "regulars" around.

2. Will it be updated any time soon? The two bleeding issues I see are that the fields don't properly fit mobile devices (guessing a fiddly but relatively easy thing to fix without radically changing the theme) and there have been no news updates for aaaages.


The last rebuild of MacScene is quite dated, and in many ways broken. I'd be very happy to discuss ideas on how to revitalize this site. It definitely seems like the days of frequent Mac emulation news are behind us, but it could be interesting to develop a new site with general Mac gaming, classic gaming, Mac hacking, etc. news (which seems to be popular topics on the forums). In fact, Mossy's book helped reinvigorate some of my interest in classic gaming in the last few months.

What topics are of interest to this community? Let's start there and see what comes out of the discussion.

Re: Will Macscene be updated? 6 months ago #4485

Great to see the website's still being monitored and has a future. FWIW I grabbed a copy of Mossy's book... it's a very bold attempt at summarising an era that's so special to us. Great coffee table/conversation starter book.

What topics am I interested in?
- Retro gaming using my Mac (Clanlord's an example).
- Emulation (where necessary) using my Mac. Otherwise, remakes and the like often fill the gap.
- For reasons discussed earlier, Dreamcast and Saturn emulation are of particular interest to me.
- Retro Apple hardware. I have a heavily hacked up Newton that Woz signed when I met him a few years back (I know he had nothing to do with the Newton but he told me it's very precious to him because it's the first device that made think 'wow... it's about the usability, not just the engineering'). I'd like to see other people's experiences with retro gear (happy to share photos...etc of my Newton as it's kinda cool).
- As an undertone, cool retro gear that was ahead of its time but never quite made it.
Last Edit: 6 months ago by jetboy.

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