, Pubtish" Mkluut &h"eiil" Editor e DaviilAl/iklJs Managing Editor RobenJ. Sot4Jro Senior Editor Tim Moriluty Technical Editor Da.ii1 Bturon Consulting Editors Be,. Bora Morton Kevelson Dale Rupen An Director CONTENTS Raoul Te_ Associate An Director JoAnn CAse Art Production DEPARTMENTS Christoph" Cluter Pauline Giordtmi E.e Griffin A View from the Bridge.ofthe October Ahoy! 4 Technical Advisors Scllltlebutt.late-breaking news of64 and VIC releases. 5 Edward D. Laufer Flo;;-ts"'--am-.-.-.-no-n---e""'le-c.t.r.-o-n""'ic--".ma---,i:Tjr""-o":'m-o-u-r-r-e-ad-;e-r-s-.------;-14 BobUoret 1 Circulation DirtC/or Commodares.programming posersfor the dauntless. 23 W. Charles Squires Reviews.we tum the latest software inside out. 47 Advertising DireclOr Progrum Listings.punch them in and hove a pany! 67 Lynne Daminkk DirectorofPromotion Joyce K. Fuchs FEATURES Controller Dan Tunkk The Graphics Challenge by Mortoll Kevelson 4 Managing Director Ru:/uudSiel/ens An Overview ofBit Mapped Graphics by Mortoll Kevelson 15 A.dvertising Represt!nIative Rupert Report.Dale revives the neglected Joystick! 19 JE Publishers Reprew'lOli.e Graphics Processing on the C-64 by Morton Kevelson 34 68S5Sa1IaI Monica BtwL, SaiIr2f)(} Los Angeles, CA 90038 Graphics Programs on the C-64 by Morton Kevelson 37 (213/467-2266 Educational Software Guide by Richard Herring 62 Boston (617/437-7628 Da1IIJs (214)66fJ.2253 Ne., York (212)724-7767 PROGRAMS ChU:ogo (312)445-2489 Den.er(303)5954331 San Fruncisco (415)864-3252 Lawn Job for the C-64 by Michael Buhidar. Jr. 11 VIC4O-Column OperatingSystem byPeteLobi 45 AHOYlNo. 10.Odobtr 1984.PubUshedmonthly byIonlntrrDIit.iooallnc::.,45W.:wthSt.,Suite407.
\'11:\\' ii-II: I:I~CM I~I~II)GI: I I I n t's a natural: Ahoy!, the most graphically ap Part of Orson Scott Card's feature on program pealing Commodore magazine on the market, ming text adventures appears in Creating Your 0l17l devoting an issue to Commodore graphics! Games on the VIC and 64, including the complete.
S(:lJiil.I:I~lJii TELECOMMUNICATIONS UPDATE • EXPANSION INTERFACE • DVORAK KEYBOARD • BUSINESS GRAPHICS • COMPUTER WCK • HANDICAPPING PROGRAM • BASIC EXPANDER • TINK!TONK! AND MR. PIXEL • FINANCIAL PLANNING • LATEST GAME RELEASES FOR THE VIC AND 64 TELEPHONE TIME You may have noticed that SCII1 liebl/II has been skimpy on tele communications in the past. But no more! Below is the latest tele com new for you to download, to be followed by a regular telecom munications column beginning in an upcoming issue.
A Dea u~h Inc NEW LOW PRICES PLACE YOUR BITS book, or other database applica Gemini 10X $267 Having announced Speed Han tions. Over 1000 mailing list rec dr legend 80 CPS . $239 dicapper in the June ScuulebUlt, it ords can be stored. sk legend 100 CPS . $259 was a probable 12 to 7 that we'd Practicorp, The Silk Mill, New ki soon hear from manufacturers of ton Upper Falls. MA 02164 pi 12 In. Amber Monitor. $89 other 64-compatible horse race (phone: 617-%5-9S70). D, Concord Disk Drive . $297 programs. 3G Company has come sc in at the head of the pack with COMMODORE ANCHOR tic SUCH-A-STEAl Horses (ff]J. If you're afraid your Commo isi When fed statistics from the dore might sail away one day, try Pi ON SOFTWARE! daily racing form, Horses OTB Technalock by Business Security dr wiII derive odds for each horse. Systems. The $24.95 package con to< EpVXSummerGames ___$25 o judgment is necessary. One sists of two plates which you bond fro SUblogleRight SimulatorII $37 SCreenplayPogoJoe __.__ $19 advantage over track odds is that to your computer and the surface Pi AccessBeachhead __________$23 the programs will not reflect the you wish to secure it to, a cable Pi IntoeomSorcerer •_____$33 amount of money bet on each that's fed through loops in the Continental HomeAcct. ._._.__. $47 Timework.<WordWriter . $39 horse. plate. lock, and surface cleaner. fOI Timework.<DotoIV'onogerII ._$39 3G Company, Inc., Rte. 3, Box A package of two additional plates CommodoreMagicDesk __________$55 p~ 28A, Gaston, OR 97119 (phone: to accommodate peripherals may the MlcroworeCloneMachine , $39 BlueSkySuperCopy ._._._._. $29 503-662-4492). be purchased for $14.95. aVl HandleCOIcResult Advanced $75 Business Security Systems, 512 (A SPylonlaepssselonZoolxxwoonrd Pro 3+ Spellright. $$2689 POWER/PAC South Hanley, Suite 141, St. Louis, Tu SpinnakerKindercomp $19 Two new 64 utilities from Edu MO 63105 (phone: 314-962-4446). vo Datosa"DollosQuest ._ $25 compo oJi Dynotech Codewriter $69 Power Plus ($19.95) adds 40 BUSINESS GRAPHICS re( commands to the 64, including BIGraph by Commodore will CALL FOR OTHER ones for automatic line numbers, take any raw data and convert it SUCH-A-STEAL PRICES screen dump, renumber, find/re into full color, 3-dimensional place, color change, machine lan charts, graphs, pie charts, histo o ON SOFTWARE AND guage, and more. (One interesting grams, and other business graph ity HARDWARE FOR feature is Un-New, which lets us ics. Graphs created may be SA YOUR COMMODORE 64 ers who have a reset switch reset printed on a Commodore MPS their computer without losing a 801 printer. Different colors, mul SCI program in memory.) tiple graphs, and grid overlays are Disk Pac ($14.95) can perfoml all provided for. fur the C-64, the _AI. such services as undeleting files, price will be in the $59-$79 changing a disk ID and name, in range.
The Pixelwerks series for chil dren 8-12 develops a variety of skills. Keyboard Cadet teaches kid both to type fast and to em ploy good typing technique. Show Director lets children write a script and use graphics, anima tion, and music to slage it. A div ision of the division is the Mr.
A monthly disk publication for Commodore 64 VIC AND 64 GAMES lasl reson-nuclear forces. $34.95 Fa Alari oft has begun releasing on disk or cassette for the C-64. ( all-new games and educational MicroProse Software, 10616 12( software for the C-64 and VIC 20. Beaver Dam Road, Hunt Valley, PA Gremlins requires you, like the MD 21030 (phone: 301-667-1151). 1 hero of the movie, to capture all A combat quanet from SSI: J the darling furballs before they 50 Mission CnlSh sends you on we touch water and multiply, or eat did and transfonn into deadly mon- life sters. For the C-64. - hel 1)po Attack pits the hunt-and- Sin == == peeker against waves of descend- I InthIsIssuel ing letters. For the 64 and VIC. wei WNARLANDER IlAMMAJl64 Atarisoft continues to adapt ar- ~ pia ""r"ig"h"t)ISOUUI"""'"(0"'" SMhaskwrsopneare's cade successes to Commodore mo beanastronaut? qut'Stion:WhatIsu~ , HOPPER andwhatIsnot? fonnat, the latest being Track and ( Be1:youcan't1~.l\If' BINARYSAVE Just~fpeg.tha( Forthosrthatwam: Field (six Olympic events, with a re-( C15.~.1 &III:ILU 1m0e.m.o.ry"RtoAdWisk', free three-button arcadelike con- Topple theDark Towerwith Stealth. hor NotanoitQ.fJculWral DECISIONMAKER troller in each package), Donkey READER SERVICE NO. 230 er I program;Ithelpstobe ThiswillhelP.but aMASTERMIND. youSllllmusttake Kong, Jr. (the arcade ape's son of( COlDRUSTER responSibilityfor)OJr s: Putsanendto actions tries to rescue his trapped papa), 50 bombing raids in a B-17 Flying monoetlromelistings. SUPISTHESLAP Mario Brothers (the Donkey Kong Fonrcss. C-64 disk; $39.95. and DISKSCANNER OFSUEI' KeTOR Arandomaphorism hero and his brother versus vari- You must build a different type the CORRECTOR HgOMWe13StMOfA.RT ous fonns of pseudolife in dark of Fortress in the game so named. ri flU:SCANNER AREYOU? These'th~usrful Thisprogramwillnot underground passageways), and then use it to ward off enemy at- in tp:hroegdraaymwshlettnyoyuousarvl! ansvvrr~'.i.".'~",x,vo•. Crystal Castles (Bentley Bear cas- tacks while fighting to gain con- I! diskettegoesbacl. AsIfall~.seprograms es a 3D castle in search of gems). trol of the surrounding country- of FRENCH"MILlTARY ••_ t-~ GAME ~' 'r ~'"""':I'. All four for the C-64; Crystal side. On disk for the C-64; price mo g1a\m"beoIathrde"6s4ugaetteSqy Thisi~,?'1.OADS!AR Castles for the VIC as well. is $34.95. in smalterasyouP/ayt. alsocontaINgraphics.
Fax.) of time. For the C-64; $49.95. provides an alrernalive to the tedi Commodore Business Machines, Arrays, Inc.lContinental Soft um ofswitching cartridges. Five 1200 Wilson Drive, We t Chester, ware, 11223 South Hindry Ave., slots are provided, each with four PA 19380 (phone: 215-431-91(0). Los Angeles, CA 90045 (phone: LED's to indicate its status and From Broderbund for the C-64: 213-410-3977). two toggle switches to control Rilid on Bungeling Bay (thought If the few measly million you power for each cartridge and car we'd left the battlefield behind, make with the aforementioned tridge request honoring. The sys didn't you?) picks up where Chop tem allows a user to supply power lifer left off-with the gamer in a to a cartridge without causing an helicraft, charged with the de auto-start. $79.95; for the C-64.