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Commodore Power/Play

Volume 5, issue 4 (September, 1986)

Table of Contents
 
Features 
Amiga Buyer's Guide65
Color Printing With The Amiga
70
A wide selection of color printers, plotters, and software is now available.
Michael Meyers
AmigaDOS: An Efficient Control System
76
Why should Amiga users concern themselves with AmigaDOS, the computer's Disk Operating System? Why bother with typewritten commands and syntax errors when it is much easier to push a mouse across a desk, poin to an application and click a button?
Ervin Bobo
Graphics Excellence on the Amiga114
An in-depth look at three graphics programs for the Amiga from Aegis Development, Inc.
Louis R. Wallace
More Than Star Wars - Part 1: The Road to Eidolon122
In this rare look behind the doors of the Lucasfilm Games Division, four programmes talk about fractal theory and how they use it to create exotic graphic effects.
John Jermaine
Map Hater's Guide To Adventure Games120
Shay Addams
 
Departments 
Letters4
News10
Software Reviews
Brataccas
18
Ervin Bobo
Psi 5 Trading Company
20
Mark Cotone
Super Boulder Dash
22
Mark Cotone
AcroJet
26
Scott May
Artic Fox
28
Ervin Bobo
Superman
30
Mark Cotone
Quizam
33
Rick Teverbaugh
Racter
34
Ervin Bobo
MECC Home Software Library
36
Jack Emberly
Vorpal
44
Gary V. Fields
Pocket Filer
45
Gary V. Fields
Gato
49
Jeffrey Hersk
Crossword Magic
50
Christine Adamec
MIDI Magic
52
Howard Millman
Tips & Tricks
Hints for Fun and Utility
54
Louis F. Sander
Jiffies
Construct an Absolute Joystick
58
Digital joysticks - the kind generally available commercially - feed only direction information to the 64. An absolute joystick, however, also knows how far the joystick was pushed.
Charles J. Nicol
Screen Banner
60
This useful program scrolls a message banner smoothly across the computer's screen, while other programs run unaffected.
Ian Adam
The Mad Poet for VIC and Commodore 64
63
What, after all is a poem? Nothing more an idea embedded in a complexly ordered array of words.
William Barton
Hardware Reviews
Amiga 1300 Genlock
126
Matthew Leeds
Silicon Walley Insider
Amiga Expansion Chassis and More
128
Matthew Leeds
Technical Tips
Disk Master '86 for 1571, 1541, 1540, 4040 and 8050 disk drives
130
Disk Master lets you easily catalog over 100 disk directories onto a master directory on a single disk.
Robert W. Baker
64 Users Only
Strings Attached
138
Matthew Oldham
Cursor Byter
140
Ian Adam
Muzic Maker
142
Mark Jordan
PreBASE
148
Michael Leidel
3D Sprite Scrolling
152
David Stephens
128 Users Only
Escape Sequences
158
Ian Adam
Saving & Loading the Graphic Bit Map
161
Morton Kevelson
User Groups163
How to Enter Programs166
Magazine Entry Programs for C64 and 128168
Advertisers' Index176



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