Commander (June 1984)


Source: Commander – June 1984



Commander was a magazine dedicated to the VIC-20 and Commodore 64. However, it was short-lived only lasting from 1982 to 1984. The June 1984 issue includes:

Education Sector

  • Electronic Blackboard – Children can learn more than just the 3 ‘R’s with Matchboxes, Brain Strainers, Telly Turtle, and Samson & Delilah.
  • The Music Instructor – A unique approach to learning pitch recognition. Intonation and interval identification are included in the program.
  • Explorations with Assembly – Assembly language is put to use in this month’s column; A screen dump program is dissected to show you how it works.
  • BASIC Training: A Beginner’s Introduction to Commodore BASIC Programming – Lesson 4.

Reviews and Recreation Sector

  • News, Views, Previews & Reviews – Disk drives! Colin reviews the new MSD dual disk drive.
  • Apple Pick’n – Racing against the clock, you must find the way through the labyrinth to your food supply.

Feature Sector

  • Command Post – Exchanging programs with friends around the world? Yes! Your computer and ham radio equipment can do just that.
  • The Newsletter Editor – This program takes some of the work out of publishing a newsletter. NED reads disk text files written on any word processor, without the program that generated the text.
  • Modify Your 8K Cartridge to include ROM’s – Step by step instructions for upgrading a VIC-20 expansion cartridge.
  • Screen Dump 64 – After you create a picture with your computer graphics, how do you show it off? You give your friends a printed copy of your creation, of course.
  • Functionally Yours – The mysterious four keys on the right side of the keyboard are explained.
  • Func*keys = A utility to bring those function keys to life.
  • BASIC + ML = ? – Examples showing how BASIC and Machine Language can live and work together.

Hard Sector Departments

  • Key Mander
  • User Groups
  • REMs to Readers
  • New Products
  • Command Board
  • News Releases
  • Letters
  • Advertisers Index


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