Home Computer Magazine started life as another magazine that focused solely on the TI-99/4A by Texas Instruments. By 1985, that machine wasn’t really doing so well do to Commodore’s price war. 99er then became Home Computer Magazine and covered a random assortment of computers including IBM/DOS, the Commodore 64, the Apple II and it continued to cover the TI-99/4A. Home Computer Magazine only lasted for about 11 issues. The Contents of Volume 5, Number 3 from 1985 include:
- Budgetron – A mighty hero to rescue your budget.
- Over-Reaction – Keep this reactor cool – but don’t overreact.
- Torpedo Alley – Fire torpedoes, then dive, dive!
- Geometrix – Basic shapes compose the world.
- Build a LOGO Adventure – In part 3, we add objects to our Adventure Land.
- Achilles and the Turtle – Can Achilles ever beat the turtle?
- Apple Seedlings – Generate character graphics on the hi-res screen.
- Commodore Hornblower – Select waveforms and envelopes from SID.
- IBMpressions – Blending sine waves into complex patterns.
- Razzle Dazzle – Multi-layered animation with TI sprites.
- MAC-ROs – Expanding BASIC on Macintosh
- Speeding Up A BASIC Program – Part 1 teaches the first steps to speed up BASIC.
- The Gibson Light Pen – Sketch or paint right on the screen.
- Monty Plays Scrabble – Is the computer a worthy opponent?
- Dollars and Sense – Does it make sense to spend dollars on this program?
- The Music of Sound Part 2: Music Software for the C-64 vs. Casio’s CT-6000 Keyboard – Comparing musical hardware to musical software.
- Junior’s First Words: A Review of the PCjr Speech Attachment – This speech synthesizer has little to say.
- Commodore-Taming for the Shrewd: A Review of SysRes – Coming to the aid of C-64 programmers.
- Computer-Age Typing – A Look at Some Key Typing-instructor programs.
- Going Solo: A Review of Flight Simulator II – Flying by the seat of your computer.
- Moon Patrol – Eliminate the nasties in Sector 9.
- Welcome to HCM
- Inside/Outside HCM
- Letters to the Editor
- HCM One Liners
- HCM Review Criteria
- Industry Watch
- Group Grapevine
- HCM Product News
- Program Listing Contents
- Program Typing Guide
- Debugs on Display
- Home Computer Tech Notes