Computer Magazines - Commodore User, June 1984
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News
What's news to us is probably news to you: and this time we've got our hands on Commodore's brand new modem for the 64 ... among other things!
 
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Show time again
The world's premier Commodore-only exhibition runs from 7-9 June in London - and we'll be there in force. The exhibitors will have the latest games, the latest add-ons, the newest business software for all the Commodore computers: there'll be Commodore itself, of course, with its new machines (and some good 64 stuff too): and there'll be sideshows, like the razmatazz from Radio Luxembourg. As a preview and taster, here's a run-down on the goodies you can see at the Fifth International Commodore Show ...
Aaaaargh!!! The errors of your ways
The Vic and 64 are quick to highlight your mistakes by flashing a veritable host of error messages on to the screen - but that doesn't guarantee you finding out where you've gone wrong. Here's a practical guide to what the computer might tell you, in the shape of an alphabetical list of error messages: what they mean ... and what you might be able to do about them.
 
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Screen scene for Vic
Happily, new games for the Vic keep on trucking on. Here's our review panel's regular and highly critical look at yet another batch.
Vic victuals
Another batch of program-fodder for your Vic.
 
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Butterfield on 64 video - part 6
This time, Jim plunges into more advanced and technical waters - split screens on the 64. Has to be seen to be believed, and makes full use of what he's already taught us in previous issues. Can you find a better intro to the 64's ways with displays? No, you can't.
Machine-code packages for Vic and 64:
three head-to-head reviews
When you've mastered Basic, your next stride should inevitably be towards machin-code programming - run faster, use more of the computer's facilities. And to help you there are plenty of ready-to-go packages around to choose from. David Bolton indicates what you should be looking for from such products and assembles three of them for inspection: User-friendly 6502 for Vic, Micro for the 64, and Osirisan for both. Which did he prefer?
 
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Word processing round-up
Chris Durham takes a well-earned breather from his Herculean task of reviewing WP packages for the 64 - he's done a dozen and there's more to follow. But it's time for a mid-term report on the state of play: is professional word processing really feasible on the 64? What should you look for in a word processor - and what will you have to pay? How do the packages he's reviewed already compare with each other?
Deals for readers returns -
bigger and better!
The early summer hiatus in our mail-order section is now over. And we've been using the time well - more products, more discounts to offer you. Like a decent tape database package at a good price: like a very fine assembler / monitor / editor package for Vic and 64: like not one but two Commodore User cartridges for the 64, one an excellent set of toolkit commands and the other with a strong collection of extensions to Basic ... and there's more!
 
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Screne scene for the 64
After last issue's excursion into disk-based games, we're back to the latest offerings on tape. Some duds, but also some champions ...
64 victuals
Among this month's offerings is a program that allows you to draw pictures on the 64's screen in hi-res mode - using a joystick.
 
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All about wedges
Wedges are very useful for keeping doors open, but there's more to them than that. You want to add extra commands to Basic for use in your program? The Wonderful Wedge lets you do just that. Chris Preston shows you how.
Commodore's seal of approval
The Commodore Approved Products Scheme started about five years ago, emblazoning its 'seal' on selected Commodore-orientated products from independent suppliers. Is it a rip-off? A gimmick? A guarantee of respectability for the suppliers? A safeguard for the users? Bohdan Buciak found out how (and if) the scheme works - and ponders on whether the accolade represents any real value.
 
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The Directory of Commodore User
Groups - part one
Whether you're in Wonthaggi or East Grinstead, there are users eager to share their computing - and there'll be a club with a Vic and/or 64 bias just waiting for you to join. We've been collecting and updating our information on user groups in Britain and abroad - almost everywhere except the USA, in fact. We go Stateside next issue.
64 Book Look
A mixed bag of bibliophagistic offerings this issue, but something for all tastes: yet another attempt to provide a definitive 64 handbook, a book of programs and for the uninitiated, a general introduction to personal computers.
 
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A taste of Paramount
If you're a small software house, newly into the games scene, you've got to make all your products count. Diminutive Paramount Software is majoring on the Vic and 64, and is looking for a small range of best-sellers. Bohdan Buciak took the early train to Stockton, to find out how Paramount intends to live up to its name.
Tommy's Tips
No respite for Tommy: he continues to plough indefatigably through readers' queries. This issue he looks at the Vic's less-than-friendly RS232 port, the 64's screen display and a 'Monopoly' program.
 
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Write Away
Suggestions, complaints, constructive criticism - even paraise? You write, we read.
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