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#1 CaptainBreakout ONLINE  

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Posted Thu Sep 6, 2018 1:53 AM

Anyone here have any copies of this magazine, or a complete set?

I'm looking for any of these, but also 1988 issues in particular. Trying to find a print-out of a game called "Mosquito Madness".

Thanks!!!

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Posted Thu Sep 6, 2018 2:28 AM

You might be able to find a scan of this program here: https://archive.org/...ompute-magazine


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Posted Fri Sep 7, 2018 4:20 PM

I think I have one or two issues, probably from around '88 but I don't know exactly. I don't recall seeing Mosquito Madness but I'll double check.



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Posted Fri Sep 7, 2018 10:06 PM

I sent an email to the Computer History Museum. On their website they state they have a few issues. I'll see what they say.

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Posted Fri Sep 7, 2018 10:07 PM

I think I have one or two issues, probably from around '88 but I don't know exactly. I don't recall seeing Mosquito Madness but I'll double check.


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Posted Sat Sep 8, 2018 1:40 AM

I can download the 1-140 issue (I collect mags anyway) set but you'd have to give me a hint to at least in what year it was supposed to appear.



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Posted Sat Sep 8, 2018 3:52 AM

I keyword searched the standard Compute! magazines, pdf issues 1-168, didn't find text for Mosquito Madness. I also searched a ton of apple II PD stuff, no luck there either.

 

I may have more material to go through. So don't give up.

 

From how and where do you recall/remember seeing this game?



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Posted Sat Sep 8, 2018 5:18 AM

Sorry, nope, no Mosquito Madness. I have:

 

Spring/Summer '87 (Biker Dave, Picture Maker)

Dec '87 (Vulcan Mines, ProDesk, The Clipper, Numbers Construction Set)

Feb '88 (Laser Chess, Disk Alarm)

 

I always enjoy reading through computer magazines from the 80s.  I don't know how I was able to keep them all these years but I'm glad I did.



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Posted Sat Sep 8, 2018 1:04 PM

Thanks guys. One important thing to note is the is Compute's Apple Applications NOT the standard Compute magazines.

There was a low circulation for these (much lower then Compute)... It was a quarterly specific for the Apple II (like Compute's Gazette was for the C64).

It's much harder to find scans of these, although I have seen a few issues. Carlsson says it's in 1988 issues 1 and 2.

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Posted Sat Sep 8, 2018 2:06 PM

 It was a quarterly specific for the Apple II (like Compute's Gazette was for the C64).

FWIW, the one I have are Compute's Apple Applications. As noted, two of them have the month/year on the cover and one is just "Spring/Summer."  Not sure if they actually changed to monthly at some point or if they just changed how they're labelled.  I subscribed to Compute! but bought Apple Applications at the newsstand a few times when I got my //c.

 

Good luck, CaptainBreakout, I hope you find the game!


Edited by BydoEmpire, Sat Sep 8, 2018 2:07 PM.


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Posted Sat Sep 8, 2018 2:41 PM

Thank you BydoEmpire. Thanks for the info there. I might ask if you can send me a scan of Vulcan Mines... I can't remember if Ive got that on the compilation disks come to think of it. I'm out of town, and I'll check when I get back.

I hear you there... Wish I still had my copies. My father pitched em all ... Boxes of Compute, Nibble and A+. Another one of those regrettable moments when vintage stuff goes into Oblivion.

Haven't heard back yet from the Computer History Museum.

I'll post the three completed DSK images volumes of all the type-in I've found here in this thread, hopefully sooner rather than later.

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Posted Sat Sep 8, 2018 2:50 PM

I keyword searched the standard Compute! magazines, pdf issues 1-168, didn't find text for Mosquito Madness. I also searched a ton of apple II PD stuff, no luck there either.
 
I may have more material to go through. So don't give up.
 
From how and where do you recall/remember seeing this game?

I'm 99% sure it was a Compute type-in (looking like from an issue of Apple Applications). I don't know how it could have been anything else. I'm also fairly certain it had two or possibly three sub-programs, one being basic and the other being "machine language" entered with MLX. I think the ML part was called Mosquito.shapes and mosquito.ml or something.

There was another guy on applefritter who was looking for this a few years ago, along with Rat Race (which we eventually found).

(I was so happy to have found Rat Race, I spent a bunch of time improving the in-game menu. I'll post that version here eventually.)

Besides that one other guy, and surprisingly vivid memories, I can't find a trace of it online either.

I'll ask Carlsson if he saw it specifically listed in an index or something... He seemed to have an idea of what issue it was in.

Edited by CaptainBreakout, Sat Sep 8, 2018 2:53 PM.


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Posted Sat Sep 8, 2018 6:22 PM

Bombjack is missing Vol 6 No 1 - 3, whereas the Mosquito game should be in No 2. At least he has front covers so you know what to look for.

http://www.bombjack....mpute-apple.htm

 

Before you download to have a look, Mosquito Madness is not part of COMPUTE's Best of Apple 1988.


Edited by carlsson, Sat Sep 8, 2018 6:28 PM.

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Posted Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:39 PM

Today the Computer History Museum got back to me and they DO have a copy of this magazine. Stand by!

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Posted Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:13 PM

Hah-Cha!!!

 

So here it is... an Apple II game un-lost.

 

Was planning on typing it in, as time allowed in the near future, but if anyone wants to beat me to it, please do.

 

 

 

 

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