RUN – Issue Number 45 – September 1987

RUN The Commodore 64/128 User's Guide Issue Number 45 September 1987 Cover .
The Commodore 64/128 User’s Guide
Issue Number 45
September 1987

Source: Computer & Video Game Magazines – RUN – The Commodore 64 128 User’s Guide – Issue Number 45 – September 1987

I don’t think I even became aware of RUN until pieces of Commodore Magazine were folded into it after that magazine’s last issue. That’s a shame because this was a really good magazine for Commodore 64/128 owners though I loved Commodore Magazine’s coverage of the Amiga as well, despite not owning one at the time. The September 1987 issue of RUN includes:


  • Online Services Overview – Join a telecommunications network and access libraries of information, chat with other computerists, purchase merchandise and much more.
  • The Online Arcade – Gaming is more fun than ever when you play online.
  • Plug Into Telecommunications – To get online, you need a modem and a terminal program. Read how this hardware and software works and what to look for when you shop for a modem.
  • 128 Notepad – Now, RUN’s popular desktop accessory for the C-64 works on the C-128, too.
  • Summer CES: The Show Goes On – The vitality of the C-64 and C-128 was evident at this summer’s Consumer Electronics Show. Unfortunately, Commodore missed the fun.
  • Phaser Phire – Even if you’ve never been a Trekkie, you’ll have a blast routing those abominable Klingons.
  • C-64 Function Keys Made Useful – With this program, the function keys on your C-64 become as beneficial as those on the C-128.


  • RUNning Ruminations – Increased phone rates for online time may challenge the telecommunications industry.
  • Magic – The original column of hints and tips for performing Commodore computing wizardry.
  • News and New Products – Recent developments and releases in the world of Commodore computing.
  • Mail Run – Input from our readers.
  • Software Gallery – Reviews of:
    • Cash In – Cash Out
    • Accolade’s Comics
    • Video Vegas
    • Star Trek: The Promethean Prophecy
    • Up Periscope!
    • Legacy of the Ancients
    • World Tour Golf
  • geoWatch – RUN’s column for users of the GEOS operating system. This month: setting up a geoFile database.
  • Easy Applications – Short but useful applications for your Commodore computer. This month: a program that calculates screen and color addresses for character-graphics layouts.
  • Telecomputing Workshop – Advice and andwers to your questions on modems, terminal programs, bulletin boards, and more.
  • Resource Center – RUN’s column on Commodores and education. This month: educational opportunities offered by online services.
  • Hardware Gallery – Reviews of:
    • The Final Cartridge
    • Compu-U-Temp, Version 2.0
  • Commodore Clinic – Got a problem or question related to Commodore computing? This monthly column provides the answers.
  • Mega-Magic – Tips and techniques that are bigger than Magic. This month: a miniprogram that lets you save anything you input from the keyboard.
  • How To Type RUN Listings – Using RUN’s Perfect Typist checksum program.
  • List of Advertisers
  • Coming Attractions

…and more!