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Thursday, March 24, 2016

a day in the life


I have far too many boxes of serious programs gathering dust on my ST-shelf... So I figured I should make an effort to learn 'em or bin 'em!! First up is Master CAD, by MichTron and after brushing away a thick layer of dust I opened it up and lifted out a weighty manual. "Time for a good read", I thought. However, I almost fell into a coma because it's so dull and really confusing - so I figured it was best to drop that idea and just boot it up.

Installation was my first stumbling block: it insists on being stored onto Drive C, which is doable but cluttering up my boot partition isn't something I was happy about. The next problem was a lack of examples to work from (and yes, that does mean steal). So, my journey into the serious side of the ST wasn't exactly off to a great start...

With little guidance, I continued on best I could. However, it was instantly clear MichTron wrote this for the established designer rather than somebody like me - and being thrown in at the deep end wasn't going to work. However, later on, I tried my best to map a crude plan of Doom's E1M1 which soon ended in a mess of clutter.

It was long before I gave up! Click here to see just how Master CAD affected me!!

Master CAD is great but it is way too darn powerful with a baffling interface to a noob (like me). I'll stick to playing games but if you've enjoyed this silly post and wanna try it yourself then let me know what happened :)

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