I got a look at my copy yesterday and was very pleasantly surprised by the quality. Printed in China, it's unfortunately on glossy paper but it's hardbound, not sewn of course but they at least made the effort to have it sort of look like it is... for the price its a truly great deal. The print portion is approx 300 pages of 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 and 13/16 thick. The fonts are well sized and the illustrations are sharp considering the low price. Considering that low price I wouldn't expect this media to stand up to much abuse, moisture, rough handling, extremes of temperature and etc but at this price I hope we can just get a new copy!
The catalog that comes with it is updated, perhaps Matrix will even go crazy and decide to fix the links at http://www.matrixgames.com/catalog/ to point to this version someday, maybe. It's important to people like me that are often away from networks and wish for a current catalog to daydream over. Lets get rid of the links to the 2013 version, eh?
Riflebrigade, I don't see a version number at the front or back of this copy so I don't know how current it is.
This will probably be the nicest manual you own for -any- application, for about the price of one of those crappy throw-aways the bookstores keep on a cart outside on the sidewalk. Thanks, Matrix!
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