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  • Commodore Magazine (July 1987)

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    Source: Commodore Magazine – July 1987

    Commodore Magazine was the last iteration of Commodore’s official magazine. Before Commodore Magazine, they published two separate publications, one emphasizing business and productivity use and the other emphasizing entertainment and hobby use. This final iteration actually only lasted a couple of years but it is the one I bought so it seems longer to me. It covered the Commodore 64, Commodore 128 and Amiga. The July 1987 issue includes:

    Departments

    • Software Reviews
      • Robot Rascals
      • Gridiron!
      • Killed Until Dead
      • The American Challenge
      • Championship Wrestling
      • Battlefront
      • The Perfect College
      • Thinking Cap
      • Hollywood Hijinx
      • Pocket Writer 2
      • USCD Pascal
      • Buzzword
    • Adventure Road
      • The Pawn: England’s Finest Hour
    • Hardware Reviews
      • Turbo ROM
      • TIC
    • The Inside Track
      • Tech Notes
    • Telecommunications
      • Inside QuantumLink
      • Connect!
    • Jiffies
      • Getting It Straight
      • 64-Mode Numeric Keypad
    • Computer Tutor
      • C Tutorial, Part 4
    • Technical Tips
      • Interfacing Commodore’s User Port, Part 3: How to Build Light and Heat Transducers, a Toxic Gas Detector, and a Biofeedback Monitor
      • Enigma
      • Making the Bubble Better
    • 64 Users Only
      • Total Control
    • 128 Users Only
      • The 128 Mode
      • Using KoalaPainter Files on the 128
    • Amiga Update
      • AmigaBASIC Tutorial
      • Amiga Public Domain Software
    • Game Programs
      • Concentration
      • Blimps
      • Parimutuel Racing

    Features

    • Saturday Night Software – Who says your Commodore 64 or Amiga can’t be the life of the party?
    • Real Life In A Box – Trip Hawkins, president of Electronic Arts, likens himself to a pioneer in a three-piece suit. See why in this exclusive interview.
    • The Carver Gang: Still At Large – Part one of a two-part look behind the scenes at Access Software, publishers of hits like Beach Head II, Leader Board and 10th Frame.

    …and more!





  • Commodore Microcomputers (May/June 1986)

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    Source: Commodore Microcomputers – Issue Number 41 – May June 1986

    Commodore Microcomputers was an official Commodore publication that eventually evolved into Commodore Magazine. It covered whatever Commodore computers were currently being supported by Commodore. In 1986 that included the Commodore 64, Commodore 128 and Amiga. The May/June 1986 issue of Commodore Microcomputers includes:

    Departments

    • Letters
    • News
    • Software Reviews
      • Richard Petty’s Talladega
      • Hardball
      • Koronis Rift
      • Spy vs. Spy II
      • Black Thunder
      • The Crimson Crown
      • Silent Service
      • Lifeplan
      • Nine Princes in Amber
      • Winnie the Pooh
      • Alice in Wonderland
      • Elite
    • Silicon Valley Insider
      • New Products from the Valley
    • Jiffies
      • Abstract
      • Family Record Sheet
      • Paycheck
    • Game Programs
      • Speed Boat Race for the 64
      • Rotation Tag for the 128
    • Commodore 128 Users Only
      • BASIC 7.0 Makes Programming Easy
      • 128 Drawing Tablet
      • ArcheType: A Word Processor
    • Commodore 64 Users Only
      • In Search of Perfect INPUT
    • Technical Tips
      • Inside the 1571
    • Book Reviews
      • Personal Computer Communications
      • 1541 User’s Guide

    Features

    • Special Insert: Amiga Buyer’s Guide – Everything you need to know about products for the Amiga – what’s available now, and what’s in development.
    • Compact Disks: The Next Revolution? – Compact disks are incredibly fast, practically indestructible, and can store enormous amounts of data. Are they the next wave in computer data storage? If so, how will that change the way you use your computer?
    • Robot Maker – Turn a radio-controlled toy vehicle into a home robot using the simple do-it-yourself interface and your Commodore 64.
    • Animation in AmigaBASIC – An elementary how-to that will help you get started using the Amiga’s space-age animation command in your programs.
    • GEOS for the Commodore 64 – A new operating environment for the 64 creates a “desktop” environment of menus, icons and windows.

    …and more!





  • Compute!’s Amiga Resource (October 1989)

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    Source: Compute!’s Amiga Resource – Volume 1, Issue 4 – October 1989

    Compute! was a multi-format computer magazine popular in the 1980s and early 1990s. There were a number of spinoffs that were specific to a particular computer type, most of them short-lived. Compute!’s Amiga Resource is one of those. The October 1989 issue includes:

    Features

    • Lively Arts
      • Creating beautiful art may be easier than you think
      • From composing to playing – the Amiga does it all
    • Amiga BASICs – Will the fastest BASIC please stand up?
    • 1989 Guide to Amiga User Groups – Amiga enthusiasts from around the world

    Departments

    • The Window – Lifestyles of the weird and maniacal
    • Readers Feedback – Harsh reviews, piracy, and more
    • Ask Rob Pack – Playing digitized sounds
    • Spotlight on DeluxePaint – Becoming an artistic power user
    • CLI Clips – Teaching an old dog new tricks
    • Trends – News, new products, and rumors
    • Programmer’s Page – Customizing an eight-color Workbench
    • Best of the Boards – VirusX: The virus exterminator
    • Art Gallery – Computer art on display

    Columns

    • Just for Fun – To live and die in L.A.
    • Abstractions – Unsolved mysteries
    • Taking Sides – AmigaDOS 1.4 – too much, too soon?

    Reviews

    • PageStream
    • Populous
    • A-Max
    • Mini-Reviews – Amiga Resource looks at compilers, digitizers, shoot-’em-ups, 3-D modeling programs, software that schedules your life, and more

    On Disk

    • Rejection
    • Mosaic
    • Macro Keys
    • Snap!Plus
    • PlaySample
    • SYSCHECK

    …and more!