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Starting this thread to have a temporary place to collect Compute! magazine disk images.

 

I recently got off eBay a whole years worth of Compute's official disks for 1986. (below) (nothing on side B on any of these) (no errors while copying)

 

I also copied my Best of Compute's 1987 disk that came with the magazine. (both sides) (no errors while copying)

 

I scanned the disk labels as well and included them below.

 

If anybody has any disk or disk images that came from  official Compute disks (as apposed to a random program file/files that where typed or found on the Net, etc.) it would be great if you could post them here.

 

I figure this would be a great start to compiling a complete collection of Atari 8-bit Compute! magazine programs.

 

Unfortunately I don't know when Compute! started or stopped publishing disks for their magazine.

 

PS. On a side note I think I answered my question I posed in another thread about whether Compute ever published the source code to SpeedCalc on one of their disks.

 

Answer: NO.  :(

 

Best_of_Compute_side_A_1987_.atr Best_of_Compute_side_B_1987.atr Compute_Apr_Jun_1986.atr Compute_Jan_Mar_1986.atr Compute_Jul_Sep_1986.atr Compute_Oct_Dec_1986.atr Compute_Magazine_1986_disk_scans.zip

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How different things were.  I miss the old computing magazines with type-ins and the fact that there were so many different computers to choose from, all with their own "personality".  Fun times indeed.  I've mentioned many times before, but it was Caves of Ice that my dad & I typed in on my 400 (fortunately it had a b-key installed) only to find out 16kB was not enough, so we had it upgraded to 48kB.

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1 hour ago, Stephen said:

How different things were.  I miss the old computing magazines with type-ins and the fact that there were so many different computers to choose from, all with their own "personality".  Fun times indeed.  I've mentioned many times before, but it was Caves of Ice that my dad & I typed in on my 400 (fortunately it had a b-key installed) only to find out 16kB was not enough, so we had it upgraded to 48kB.

I miss it too.  I learned Basic solely by typing in magazine listings and figuring out what it was doing.  The M/L games in ANALOG were very good, with my favorite being Livewire, but typing in all those DATA statements was tiresome.  That is the main reason I bought a CX-85 keypad back then.  

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Just a bump in case anyone has come across any more Compute magazine disks.

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I saw the last post a few months ago, and it's been in the back of my head ever since.

 

Since then I looked through my old disks and found three that aren't already posted, but discovered I had a dead 1050 power supply.  Fast forward to last week, where I acquired a new power supply and was able to duplicate the following Compute! Disks to add to the collection.

 

COMPUTE! Disk January-March, 1987 - Vol 9, Nos 1-3

 COMPUTE! Disk April-June  1987 - Vol 9, Nos 4-6

COMPUTE! Disk July-September 1987 - Vol 9, Nos 7-9

 

Compute Disk Jan-Mar 1987 Vol 9 Nos 1-3.atr Compute Disk Apr-Jun 1987 Vol 9 Nos 4-6.atr Compute Disk Jul-Sep 1987 Vol 9 Nos 7-9.atr

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Also, note that @SoulBuster has recently provided copies of COMPUTE! Bonus Disks for August and October 1987 in their impressive personal software preservation thread.

 

 

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