ANALOG Computing (April 1987)


Source: ANALOG Computing – Issue number 53 – April 1987

ANALOG Computing was probably the most successful magazine dedicated to Atari 8-bit computers. If you watch closely, you can see at least one issue lying around in Ready Player One which I just watched the other day. By 1987 the last generation of Atari 8-bits (the XE series) had already been around a couple years and ANALOG was also giving some coverage to the Atari ST. The April 1987 issue of ANALOG Computing includes:


  • Music during the Musical Blank Interrupt – Part 3 in our series details what’s involved in accomplishing music during the VBI.
  • Background Printer -= A device handler which lets your printer do its thing while you are doing yours.
  • Floyd the Droid Goes Blastin’ – Wipe out the mutants just for kicks in this new machine-language game.
  • HardCopy and CheckWriter – Adding these two programs to MicroCheck (from issue 27) lets you prepare multiple copies and print checks.
  • Multicopy – A versatile utility for copying files, made even easier by keyboard or joystick use.
  • Bits & Pieces – The BSR home controller is just an article away from your Atari.
  • Modems and the Atari 8-bit – An introduction to the universe of telecommunications BBSs and networks.
  • The Baud Warrior – Advice for the experienced modem user.


  • Lightspeed C – A detailed look at this structured language.
  • Soundwave 1 and Soundwave 8 – Two sequencers for the ST – do they live up to their claims?
  • The Learning Phone – Check out the Atari Plato cartridge.
  • Screens – Tricky screen formats are yours with this inexpensive, useful utility.
  • The New Technology Coloring Book – Hi-tech coloring for children.
  • Nite Lite – A close examination of one of the popular BBSs for the 8-bit and the Atari ST, too.
  • The Atari ST User’s Guide – How worthy is the new ST Logo guide?
  • Blazing Paddles – Is this recently introduced art program an 8-bit DEGAS?
  • Carina BBS – Our BBS expert checks out this feature-packed program.
  • Panak strikes! – Flight Simulator II Scenery Disks, Mail Order Monsters, Moonmist, and Rommel Battles for Tobruk are examined.
  • Video Vegas – Slots, Keno, Blackjack and Draw Poker in one package…how do they stack up?


  • Editorial
  • Reader comment
  • M/L Editor
  • Scheduled Atari Fairs
  • ST notes
  • Atari Users’ Groups
  • The End User
  • Database Delphi
  • Index to Advertisers

…and more!