Tuesday, July 2, 2019

ANALOG Computing (January 1987)

ANALOG Computing (January 1987)

ANALOG was probably the most popular and longest lasting magazine dedicated to Atari 8-bit computers (though it also covered the 16-bit Atari ST to some degree). The January 1987 issue includes: Features
  • Hot Poker - A fast and convenient machine language subroutine that helps you eliminate PLEASE WAIT INITIALIZING.
  • Screen Scroller - Add scrolling text to your home movies and video tapes - or add intros to your BASIC programs.
  • Do you need 16 bits? - For some of us, bigger may not mean better.
  • Krazy Katerpillars - Destroy the hordes of advancing bugs before you're trampled, in this fast-action arcade-type game.
  • Picture Storage Techniques - Makes compatible picture files from Micro Painter, Fun with Art and MicroIllustrator.
  • Textually Graphic - We'll explore some simple methods for using and displaying graphics, both attractively and logically.
  • Bits & Pieces - Here's a little sleight-of-hand for you: this month's column shows you how to turn your joystick into a mouse.
  • Trails in Action! - A graphic demo showing colors, designs and a few Action! routines that can be useful with your own programs.
  • Index to ANALOG Computing - A listing of every article, program and review published in issues 37 through 49.
  • Scroll-It - Where Screen Scroller (page 19) moves ext vertically, Scroll-It will display your messages horizontally. Now you have both options.
  • Picture Show - A simple, self-contained subroutine which lets you load Neo-Chrome and DEGAS pictures from BASIC.
  • Panak strikes! - Fight Night (Accolade), World Championship Karate (Epyx), the 500 XJ Joystick (Epyx), and Mercenary (DataSoft) are give the once-over by Steve.
  • The Print Shop Companion (Broderbund Software) - The original gets a helper with editing features, calendar generation capability, and more.
  • QMI and Supra Modems - A look at the modem software packages from Quantum Microsystems and Supra Corporation.
  • Time Link (Batteries Included) - An electronic diary program for business or home use.
  • Music Studio (Activision, Inc.) - One of the first commercially available sound-and-song editing programs with MIDI features.
  • DOS Shell (MichTron) - A command-line interpreter that lets you type in commands rather than using GEM icons.
  • Little Computer People (Activision Inc.)O - Now you can see the little person who lives inside your Atari.
  • Meg-A-RAM (CAL COM, Inc.) - A do-it-yourself 1-meg memory upgrade for the Atari 520ST.
  • Editorial
  • Reader comment
  • M/L Editor
  • Database Delphi
  • Boot Camp
  • The End User
  • ST notes
  • Index to advertisers
...and more!

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