CU Amiga's Super CD-ROMs
Every month in the Readers directory of our CD-ROMs,
we include the modules, pictures, games and utilities sent in by talented
readers. If you want worldwide distribution of your work, you can't go
wrong by sending it to us at CU Amiga. There's three main ways of
submitting material; by post, by e-mail
and by FTP.
In each case, there are some guidlines to follow. We don't want to make it
harder for you but our responsibility as a publisher tie our
hands. The following instructions refer to contributions as 'Uploads' but
they apply no matter what method is used to submit the material.
- Uploads should be in an archived format, such as lha, lzx or tar.gz/tgz.
Please do not send DMS archives, if it needs to be a complete floppy
disk, then it won't run direct from the CD and is almost certainly
- Each upload must be accompanied with a 'readme' file. If you upload
MyProg.lha then also upload MyProg.readme. This file should include the
- If your are the author of the upload: state your name, email
address, permission to include it on the CU Amiga CD and a statement
that you hold copyright for the enclosed files.
- If you are not the author: give your name and email plus the
author's name and contact info (either email, phone or snail address).
Also state that this is for distribution on the CU Amiga CD and that
you are uploading with the knowledge and permission of the author.
- Please include any other relevant information in the readme, such as
any libraries that must be present on the CD, if you are not including
them. This is not the place for general documentation, that should be
in the archive, but for anything that may help us to install it to run
from the CD.
- Please don't use absolute paths for icon default tools etc. While
MyDrive:Path/to/utilities/IconX may work on your system, it certainly
won't work on the CD. If the default tools are standard stuff, like
IconX, then there's no problem with giving no path. If the tools are
specials, then include them in the archive.
Thanks for reading this far, and sorry if it's a bit of a hassle, but
it is necessary. Prepare for fame :)
Please send your submissions to the following address;
CU Amiga Magazine
Isle of Dogs
London, E14 9TZ
Submissions are accepted on; DD floppy disks, Iomega ZIP disks, Syquest EZ135
carts and CD-R media. We will return mass storage disks but not floppy disks.
While we discourage it, we do accept MIME octet stream encoded binaries
(archives). Please include the
readme either as the text e-mail before the attachments or attached as a
MIME encode. We urge you to excersize common sense regarding size, if the
archive is very large FTP is far better.
The E-mail address to send the archives to is
please don't send E-mail requiring a response to this address, use one of
the addresses in the Editorial section of this web site or
FTP is a very convienient way to send material to us. However because of
security issues, you can't upload to our FTP site by logging in as an
anonymous user. In this case, please use the following details:
FTP Site: ftp.cu-amiga.co.uk
You wont see your uploads but if your FTP client reports no problems,
everything has gone according to plan. We'll be in touch via your E-mail
address in the readme if anything has gone wrong.
Neil Bothwick - CU Amiga CD Compiler