, Pubtisher Michoet Schneider Editor e DavidAtliltas Managing Editor RobertJ. Sodara Senior Editor Tim Moriarty Technical Editor David Barron Consulling Editors Ben Bova Morton Kevelson CONTENTS Dale Rupert Art Director Raout Te1UJ1.DS AssociateArt Director JoAnn Cose DEPARTMENTS An Production Christopher Carter Pauline GiJJrrJani Eve Griffin A View from the Bridge--ofthe November issue ofAhoy! 4 Techllical Advisor flotsam-we unbottle some messages from readers. 6 Bob Uoret ScuJtlebuJt---what'snewfor the 64and VIC? Gladyouasked! 9 Circulation Director S.O.S.-we reply to your pleas for programming help. 22 W. Charles Squires Reviews-were anything but soft on the latest software. 35 Advertising Director Lynne Dominick Commodares-to challenge even thepluckiestprogrammer.63 DirectorofPromotion Program Listings-ready to enter on your VIC or 64. 67 Joyce K. Fuchs Controller Dan Tunick FEATURES Managing Director RichardStevens Advt!nising RepresentaJil't! Playing the C-64 by Peggy Herrington 15 JE Publishers Represenl4tive 6855 Santa Monka BIwl., Suite 200 Play It Again, SID by Cheryl Peterson 18 Los Angeles, CA 90038 Graphics Programs on the 64, Part 11by Morton Kevelson 13 (213)467-2266 Rupert Report-Dale adds a dimension to programming. 45 Boston (617)437-7628 DallDs (214)66()'2253 Program Image rue Structures by Morton Kevelson 61 New Yorlc (212)724-7767 Chi<:ago (312)445-2489 Denver(303)595-4331 San Frandsco (415)864-3252 PROGRAMS AHOY!No.II,No'"ember1984.Publishedmonthly PTE: A Perso,uJI Text Editorfor the C-64 by Peter Lobl 42 byIonlftIernalionaJInc.,45W.34thSt., uite407.
\'11:\\' ii-II: I:I~CM I~I~II)GI: A I I away from his numerous commitments to anists like s of this writing, Ahoy! will no longer be available every month. It will be available Kenny Rogers and the Bee Gees to assist her in every hour of every day of the month, via writing Play It Again, Sid, an evaluation of a host of our new bulletin board! Ifyou have a C-64 music programs for the 64. (Turn to page 18.) or VIC 20 and a modem you can call 212-564-7727 Also, Peggy Herrington gives you the score on to download files providing details on upcoming is piano-style keyboards for the 64. (Turn to page 15.) sues, product infomlation from upcoming editions of We said this issue had tlVO major themes. If you SCliltlebll/l, and more. We'll be adding files in the were here last month, you know what else to expect: future as we strive to make our bulletin board one of another graphics tour de force by Monon Kevelson.
CAN YOU PEDAL FAST ENOUGH 10 WIN THE GREAT TMRACE? canyoupedalfast enoughtokeepyour human-poYII!redcopter upintheair? canyoudodgeblade· bitingbirds,strange swampcreaturesand dastardlyvillains? canyoukeepyour copterfromfallinginto themouthsofhungry sharksandgiantsquids? canyouflythrough treacherousmangJo~s andlightningstorms? canyoutakeallthis funandfrustration? Thenyou'rereadyfor thegreatMancopterrace.
c J wish to compliment you on Richard Herring's intcresting stuff here. Your progmms and articles are impartial review of our product. C*A*R*S, in the July casy to read. but I do have one major complaint. I issue ofAhoy! While we agreed with most of the think that all your programs should be designed to comments made, I wish to respond publicly on some run on both the VIC and 64.
CAN FLYING FEETAND FISTS CONQUER THE EVIL WIZARD-S FORTRESS? What'sitIiketohave andpunchyourway Evenifyousurviveall the lightningfeetand throughanarrayof that,theEvilWizardis fatalfistsofBruceLee? deadlychambers.Where waitingtodoyou inwith You'llfindoutinthis thebrutalGreenYamo, anarsenalofflaming death·defyinggame. terribleNinja,exploding fireballs.
S(:lJiil.I:I~lJii SPEED READING PROGRAM • VIC GRAPHICS • TRIVIA GAMES • MAIL MERGE • TELECOM UPDATE • FITNESS SOFlWARE • AMBER MONITOR • NOMAD PERSONAL ROBOT • GAME-GENERATING SOFIWARE • ON-LINE LIBRARY • KEYBOARD VACUUM • FIRST TRAMIEL SALVO MAIL NOW. . .OR AT LEAST EARLY There's no excuse for being late with Christmas cards this year not with a number of good mail ing list programs available to label your envelopes. IF you've looked ahead to your other Christmas ex pense , you may elect to go with Bob L1oret's Ultra-Mail. appearing in the Januarv Ahov! 1F you're a little bener off, and if you use Cardco's Write Now word proces sor, there's Mail Now, a database type mailing list that allows you to merge soned information with Write Now text to create form leiters easily.