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  • Enter (September 1984)

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    Source: Computer & Video Game Magazines – Enter Issue 10 1984 Sep

    Enter was a computer magazine targeted towards kids published by Children’s Television Workshop (later Sesame Workshop). And what computer loving kid could resist a cover with the Enterprise on it? While it did have some gaming content its emphasis was on education including programming and various uses for computers. It covered all of the popular computers of the day that you might find in a home including (but not necessarily limited to) the Commodore 64, VIC-20, TI-99/4A, TRS-80, Apple II, the Atari 8-bit line, PCs (DOS), Coleco Adam and Timex. Unfortunately it lasted less than two years and only 17 issues were published.

    The September 1984 issue includes the following:

    Features

    • The Empire’s Computer Secrets – The makers of Indiana Jones and Star Wars enter the computer age. Lucasfilm’s Ed Catmull and his high-tech team are creating new ways to entertain us. Plus a look at two new Lucasfilm computer games – Rescue On Fractalus! and Ballblazer.
    • Rock on the Road – Computers spotlight the action for many of this summer’s hottest rock & roll tours.
    • The Write Stuff – What’s the best word processing software? Get the word on packages for Apple, Atari, Adam, Commodore, IBM, TRS-80 and VIC-20 computers in this buyer’s guide and in-depth chart.
    • Portable Power – A hands-on guide and review of four of today’s top notebook-size portable computers
    • The Making of an Arcade Game – Behind-the-scenes at an arcade game company – an insider’s peek at how hit games are put together.
    • Contest #4 – Invent some new computer terms and you just might win a new Apple IIc computer!

    Departments

    • Pacesetters – Eric Hammond, 17-year-old hit programmer.
    • Pencil Crunchers – Maze. Computer Scramble.

    Programming

    • BASIC Training – Programming for 9 computers.
    • BASIC Recommends – A good book on basic programming.

    …and more!


  • Antic – September 1986

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    Source: Antic – Volume 5, Number 5 – September 1986

    Antic was a magazine for Atari 8-bit computers named after the ANTIC chip which was primarily responsible for the graphics in those machines. For a brief time in part of 1985 and 1986 Antic also covered the Atari ST until an ST specific magazine was published.

    The September 1986 issue focusses on weather and includes the following:

    Features

    • Weather Maps From Space – For Atari 8-bit and ST computers
    • Weather Fascimile Worldwide – From satellites to ships at sea
    • Music Studio – Music for 8-bit Ataris and STs
    • Build the Wefax Interface
    • New Owners Column – Lesson 6: Subroutines
    • Wefax Decoder – How to use the program, why it works
    • BASIC Tracker – Powerful debugging utility for your programs
    • Where The Weather Comes From – Inside a National Weather Service Station
    • Weather Calculator – Meteorologist uses Atari as home forecasting tool

    ST Resource

    • ST Wefax Decoder
    • – DEGAS graphics from satellite pictures

    • The Manager – Massive, full-featured database uses ST’s colors
    • ST Product News
    • Megamax – “Don’t even think about another C compiler”

    …and more!





  • Atari Service Centers

    Atari Service Centers are everywhere! (1983, TV Guide)

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