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  • Commodore MicroComputers (July/August 1985)


    Source: Commodore MicroComputers – July/August 1985

  • RUN: The Home User’s Guide to Commodore Computing (April 1985)


    Source: RUN: The Home User’s Guide to Commodore Computing – April 1985

    RUN was one of the most popular and longest lasting Commodore 8-bit magazines in the U.S. For most of its life it covered the Commodore 64 and Commodore 128 but it also covered the VIC-20 in its earlier days. The April 1985 issue includes:


    • Commodore Sundial – Learn how to make a sundial with the aid of your Commodore computer.
    • Charting Your Future – Biorhythms can tell you a lot about your state of being. This program lets you chart them.
    • Celestial Swami – Did you know that your C-64 can double as a fortune teller?
    • The Plus/4’s File Manager – A review of the Plus/4’s built-in database program.
    • Video Jukebox – Relax with this program of kaleidoscopic color and sound patterns for your C-64.
    • Picking the Right Sounds – Tune your guitar with this program.
    • Teacher’s Pet – This educational program generates worksheets to help students practice basic arithmetic skills.
    • Easy Assembly – Here’s your chance to begin learning assembly language; the first installment of a new series.
    • Let It Scroll! – Here’s an easy-to-use subroutine that lets you scroll messages across your screen.
    • Programming Briefs – A list of disk commands for easy reference.
    • The Number Puzzle – It looks easy, but don’t be so easily fooled.
    • A First Lesson in Programming for Kids – the Basic Print and Goto statements can make a child’s introduction to programming easy and enjoyable.
    • Simon’s Basic – A hard look at a version of Basic that adds 100 commands to your C-64 system.
    • Making Boxes – Add a little punch to your programs – this short subroutine lets you box in your screen messages and menus with ease.
    • Sound Sampler – Seventeen amusing, captivating and out-of-this-world sounds that you can add to your own programs.
    • Graph Maker 64 – Create, save and print colorful vertical bar graphs for use in your programs.
    • A User’s Castle – A blueprint for building your own convenient computer sanctuary.
    • Gateway to the World – This continuing series examines how to connect your Commodore to the outside world and gives you a small project for controlling the user port.
    • Menu, Please – Here are routines that will add easy menu-handling to your Basic programs.


    • RUNning Ruminations
    • Magic – Hints and tricks that will let you perform computing wizardry.
    • Software Gallery
      • Gyruss
      • NATO Commander
      • Financial Cookbook
      • Exodus: Ultima III
      • Blue Moon
      • Promal
    • Computer Tutor – Educational software reviewed
    • Coming Attractions
    • Commodore Clinic – A questions-and-answers column to help your ailing computer.
    • Book Gallery
    • New Products RUNdown
    • Mail RUN
    • How to Type In Listings
    • RUN Amok

    …and more!

  • Run: The Commodore 64 128 User’s Guide (November 1990)


    Source: Run: The Commodore 64/128 User’s Guide – Issue Number 81 – November 1990

    RUN magazine, along with the Commodore 64, had their last really good year in 1989 (at least in North America). For the magazine it was sharply downhill in terms of page count starting in 1990 though it would hang on for a couple more years. The January 1990 issue includes:


    • Printer Prescription – Answers to ten commonly asked questions about printers.
    • Two Worth Noting – Here’s the lowdown on the Star Micronics NX-2410 Multi-Font and Citizen 200GX printers.
    • Printer Controller 64/128 – Get away from commonplace printouts! This program lets you use more attractive styles by making it easier to input printer control codes.
    • Free Software – Virtually thousands of C-64 and C-128 public domain programs are available, from disk utilities to arcade games. And they’re all free!
    • Q-Link Sextet – Six top-notch public domain programs available on QuantumLink.
    • Plaque Man – A twist on the classic arcade game, Pac Man, this program is filled with fun and fast action for the C-64!
    • Macro Mania – These Basic commands and functions are yours at a single stroke of a key. For the C-64.
    • Machine Language Magic – Now your C-64 programs can make use of the speed of machine language code, without the hassle.


    • RUNning Ruminations – RUN’s editors present 64 things to be happy about in the world of Commodore computing.
    • Magic – The exclusive source of hints and tips for performing Commodore computing wizardry.
    • Software Gallery
      • Champions of Krynn
      • Ghostbusters II
      • TV Sports Football
      • Heatwave
      • X-Men: Madness in Murderworld
    • 128 Mode – Check into these handy uses for Direct mode.
    • ProTips – The number of productivity tips keeps growing! Here are some for GEOS, RUN Shell, and more.
    • Gold Mine – Hints for a graphics role-playing adventure and some arcade action games are sure to improve your gaming strategies.
    • geoWatch – Save memory and disk space while creating stand-alone programs with geoBasic.
    • Commodore Clinic – Answers to your questions about Commodore computing.
    • RUN’s Checksum Program – Run it right the first time.
    • Coming Attractions; List of Advertisers