Home Computer Magazine, Volume 5, Number 5, 1985

Home Computer Magazine, Volume 5, Number 5, 1985

Home Computer Magazine started life as 99’er which was a magazine dedicated to the TI-99/4A computer. However, that computer was discontinued in 1983 and shortly afterwards 99’er became Home Computer Magazine. HCM exclusively covered the TI-99/4A, Apple II, VIC-20, Commodore 64, IBM-PC, and Atari 8-bit computers. HCM only lasted about two years in this incarnation.

Volume 5, Number 5 of Home Computer Magazine (from 1985) included the following:


  • NanoProcessor – Explore your computer’s native tongue.
  • Electronic Typewriter – Words on paper – fast and easy.
  • TI Card-Trix – Deal out 3×5 file cards.
  • The Plains of Salisbury – Join King Arthur in his fight for Camelot.
  • Vital Signs – It’s just a heartbeat away.
  • Apple Seedlings – Now, frequency blending for Apple users.
  • Commodore Hornblower – Special effect sounds on SID.
  • IBMpressions – Shadowing 3-D graphics.
  • Atari Atrium – A 4-voice sound-on-sound recorder.
  • Razzle Dazzle – Calculate and print to the 10th decimal.
  • Algorithm-A-Tricks – A spotlight on this issue’s best software procedure.
  • Soundbytes – Music and electronics come together.

Product Reviews

  • Home Print Studio – A new function for your home computer?
  • Listen to the Mockingbird – Easy speech, robotic sound.
  • Music Synthesizer – What’s in a name?
  • Music Construction Set – A note-by-note building program.
  • Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Thumb a ride on this novel text adventure.
  • The Magic of Music Videos: A Review of Sight & Sound’s Music Video Kit – Better than MTV?

…and more!