Computist – Issue Number 52 – February 1988

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Source: Computer & Video Game Magazines – Computist – Issue Number 52 – February 1988

Computist was always primarily an Apple II oriented magazine but later in life it did cover other machines such as the PC (DOS) and Macintosh to a lesser extent. I large portion of the content was always dedicated to the publication of “softkeys” or “A.P.T.S.” Softkeys were pieces of code designed to work with special software for copying copy protected disks. A.P.T.s were basically disk sector edits that functioned like a Game Genie.

The February 1988 issue included the following:

Softkeys

  • Apple Gradebook v2.6
  • Award Maker Plus
  • Black Cauldron
  • Black Magic
  • California Games
  • Car Builder
  • Color Print Shop
  • Computer Ambush
  • Concepts In Science
  • Disney’s Comic Strip Maker
  • Elite
  • Empire I, II
  • European Nations & Locations
  • Fooblitzky
  • Grid Designer
  • H.E.R.O.
  • Ikari Warriors
  • Infiltrator II
  • Le Francais par Ordinateur
  • Little Computer People’s House on a Disk
  • Main Street Filer (mac)
  • Master Diagnostics IIe
  • MegaFiler (mac)
  • MegaMerge (mac)
  • Microzine 23
  • Might & Magic
  • Millionaire (mac)
  • Mindplay software
  • Music Construction Set IIgs
  • Nibbler
  • Operation Market Garden
  • Phatasie
  • Planetfall (mac)
  • PrintMaster Plus
  • Print Shop IIgs
  • Questron
  • Regatta
  • Ring Quest
  • Ringside Seat
  • Rings Of Ziflin
  • Shanghai
  • Silent Service IIgs
  • Snooper Troops
  • Spy’s Adventure in N. America
  • Super Print
  • Tass Times in Tometown
  • Think Quick
  • Transylvania (mac)
  • Ultima I re-release
  • Where in the USA is Carmen Sandiego
  • World Games
  • Zork I (mac)

A.P.T.s

  • Alternate Reality: The Dungeon
  • Arctic Fox
  • Bard’s Tale II
  • Beyond Zork
  • Black Magic
  • Cavern Creatures
  • Drol
  • Goonies
  • Ikari Warriors
  • Zorro

Playing Tips

  • Beyond Castle Wolfenstein
  • Championship Lode Runner
  • Conan
  • King’s Queen II
  • Lode Runner
  • Lurking Horror
  • Station Fall
  • Ultima IV
  • Zork

IBM Softkeys

  • Lotus 1-2-3
  • Flight Simulator
  • PFS Report

IBM A.P.T.s

  • Bard’s Tale

Features

  • The Product Monitor – Jeff Hurlburt’s review of the Apple IIgs manuals: Technical Introduction To The Apple IIgs and the Apple IIgs Hardware Reference.
  • Macintosh Softkeys! – John Doe’s examination of Macintosh protection schemes and softkeys for…Transylvania, Zork I, Planetfall, MegaFiler & MegaMerge, Mainstreet Filer and Millionaire.
  • A.P.T. Cornucopia – Willem Moolenaar’s APT’s gives you unlimited men, grenades & bullets for Ikari Warriors, unlimited men for Drol, unlimited lives for Goonies and Zorro, and unlimited ships in Cavern Creatures.
  • APT for Alternate Reality: Dungeon – Create A Super-human – Thomas V. Rapheld’s A.P.T. tables and your sector editor will make your character invincible.
  • Softkey for SSI’s RDOS disks
    • I. ProDOS RDOS – M.M. McFadden’s PDOS.SYSTEM makes SSI’s RDOS disks compatible with ProDOS. His PDOS.FIXLEN program will help make DOS filenames ProDOS compatible, too.
    • II. RDOS Transfer Utility – M.M. McFadden’s RDOS TRANSFER and TRANSUBS program lets you easily move RDOS files to ProDOS disks.
  • Making Cracked II Plus Disks Work On The IIc – Christopher Dean shows you how by fixing Drol, Hardball, Ogre, and Arctic Fox.

…and more!



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