Source: ANALOG Computing – February 1987
ANALOG Computing was the most popular magazine for Atari 8-bit computers and a great magazine to have a subscription to if you had an Atari system. While it covered the 16-bit Atari ST some as well, ANALOG was always primarily a magazine for the 8-bit line. The 6th anniversary issue from February 1987 includes:
- A History of ANALOG Computing – An inside look at our origins: why we did it and how we’ve spent the last six years here in Central New England.
- The Tablet Typist – The easy way to add text to any of your own touch-pad generated pictures.
- Slither – This month’s machine language game offering combines constant motion with the need for strategy and careful planning.
- ICD Future – Not only has ICD been supporting the Atari 8-bit for a long time, they continue to do it in style as Matt found out.
- Starlanes – Michael J. Fox imitators, this challenging game of interstellar stocks and bonds is playing your tune.
- Keyboard Buffer – A type-ahead program giving your computer even more flexibility in performing its various tasks.
- The BBK Monitor – This “permanent” monitor will take up residence in your computer’s RAM.
- An Introduction to the Vertical Blank Interrupt – The secrets to those frequently-seen nifty programming tricks.
- the System Rerun Button – “Rewire” your RESET key to rerun programs automatically.
- ST Color Tuner – Achieve animation on the ST through simple color rotation.
- BBS Express! – A new bulletin board system packed with value and features.
- Panak strikes! – Chessmaster 2000 (Software Country) and the Top Gunner Collection (MicroProse) are the games reviewed this time.
- The Great American Cross Country Road Race (Activision) – Race across America in this fast-playing simulation.
- Atari Planetarium (Atari Corp.) – A fascinating, useful program with educational value, too.
- MicroNet (Supra Corp.) – Lets up to eight Atari computers use one peripheral.
- Family History (Direct Lines Software) – Use your computer for genealogical research and tracking.
- Phantasie (SSI) – Take the lead in this fantasy, with graphic battles and magic.
- Strip Poker (Artworx) – An 8-bit favorite comes to the ST – how does it look?
- Reader Comment
- 8-bit News
- Boot Camp
- Scheduled Atari Fairs
- Atari User Groups
- The End User
- M/L Editor
- ST notes
- Index to advertisers