Category: Vancouver Commodore Computer Club News
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zip0 Commodore Computer Club News [Vancouver] Vol.1 No.1

The Commodore Computer Club News was a tabloid newspaper which I produced using pretty primitive equipment: a Commodore 64 computer, a Gemini dot-matrix printer and software called Write Now by Cardco. The paper was printed through Carolina Publications, where I worked. It was distributed at club meetings to the members and also through local computer stores.

In This Issue (published sometime1983)

  • President's Message
  • A Brief History of VPUG (Vancouver Pet User's Group)
  • Items of Consuming Interest
  • VIC Library Blurbs
  • WAIT a MOMENT! - Discussion on using the Wait statement on the VIC-20 to overcome some game limitations.
  • Bulk buy Policy
  • C-64 Disk Library List
  • VIC-20 Disk Library List
  • C-64 Power Socket Modification - Found this interesting
  • A Complete Guide to Machine Language Programming on the PET

Original source is HERE - Thank you Mike Quigley for preserving the newsletter.

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zip1 Commodore Computer Club News [Vancouver] Vol.1 No.10

The Commodore Computer Club News was a tabloid newspaper which was produced using pretty primitive equipment: a Commodore 64 computer, a Gemini dot-matrix printer and software called Write Now by Cardco. The paper was printed through Carolina Publications. It was distributed at club meetings to the members and also through local computer stores.

In This Issue (published September, 1984)

  • CCC... What's it All About??
  • Inside The 1541: 4 - Part4 in the series of articles about the Commodore 1541 floppy drive
  • A Compleat Guide to Machine Language on the PET
  • Disk Drive Woes - A user's unfortunate experience with a broken 1541
  • Thus Speaks The Pres.
  • Printers - The Best and The Worst: A Survey - Interesting article about the quality and print speed of 8 different Commodore 64 compatible printers.
  • VIC Library
  • The Whole 64 Library
  • Pirated Software Being Peddled In Vancouver's Rags
  • A View From The Outside World - A look at the English language as compared to computer programming language.
  • The Computing Cynic
  • Word Processing - Review of Cardco's Write Now! 64
  • Setting Up Paperclip - Good advice for setting up and using the Paperclip word processor

Original source is HERE - Thank you Mike Quigley for preserving the newsletter.

commodore-computer-club-vancouver-vol.01-no.10
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zip2 Commodore Computer Club News [Vancouver] Vol.1 No.2

The Commodore Computer Club News was a tabloid newspaper which was produced using pretty primitive equipment: a Commodore 64 computer, a Gemini dot-matrix printer and software called Write Now by Cardco. The paper was printed through Carolina Publications. It was distributed at club meetings to the members and also through local computer stores.

In This Issue (published September, 1983)

  • OK... So Who Are We? - Describes the clubs structure and size
  • Heroes of Stupidity
  • Treasurer Quits
  • Flash News!!! - Jim Butterfield to be featured at two club events
  • Don't Forget The Software - Make sure you buy some good software for your new computer
  • The Gemini File - Some great tips & tricks for owners of a Star Gemini dot-matrix printer
  • Items of Consuming Interest - Short blurbs on various topics
  • A Look at Books - Machine Lanuage for Beginners by Compute! & Innovative Computing by Clifford Ramshaw
  • Interfacing the Olivetti Praxis-35
  • Computers & HAM Radio
  • VIC Library Blurbs
  • Calc Result - A Review - Nice review of the Calc Result spreadsheet for the C64
  • The Future is Here... NOW - some talk about the age of robotics
  • A Complete Guide to Machine Language Programming on The PET
  • PAPERCLIP: "Powerful & Economical" - Short review of the word processor

Original source is HERE - Thank you Mike Quigley for preserving the newsletter.

commodore-computer-club-vancouver-vol.01-no.02
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zip3 Commodore Computer Club News [Vancouver] Vol.1 No.3

The Commodore Computer Club News was a tabloid newspaper which was produced using pretty primitive equipment: a Commodore 64 computer, a Gemini dot-matrix printer and software called Write Now by Cardco. The paper was printed through Carolina Publications. It was distributed at club meetings to the members and also through local computer stores.

In This Issue (published November, 1983)

  • We're On The Move! - Club outgrows its venue
  • All The News That Fits...
  • Simons' BASIC - A Review
  • Computers and HAM Radio
  • Let's Share, Not Swap - by Jim Butterfield
  • 64 Library Update
  • A Complete Guide to Machine Language on the PET
commodore-computer-club-vancouver-vol.01-no.03
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zip4 Commodore Computer Club News [Vancouver] Vol.1 No.4

The Commodore Computer Club News was a tabloid newspaper which was produced using pretty primitive equipment: a Commodore 64 computer, a Gemini dot-matrix printer and software called Write Now by Cardco. The paper was printed through Carolina Publications. It was distributed at club meetings to the members and also through local computer stores.

In This Issue (published December, 1983)

  • Election Fever Grips CCC
  • Paranoia Rebuffed
  • "Last Word" from the Pres.
  • Librarian Quits Too
  • Programming Tips
  • Disk Drive Woes
  • VIC Library
  • A Compleat Guide to Machine Language on the PET
  • The Gemini File - How to make tiny print with the Star Gemini printer
  • How to Fry Your 64 In 1 Second or Less
  • Calc Result Revisited - A follow up review of the Calc Result spreadsheet program for the C64

Original source is HERE - Thank you Mike Quigley for preserving the newsletter.

commodore-computer-club-vancouver-vol.01-no.04
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zip5 Commodore Computer Club News [Vancouver] Vol.1 No.5

The Commodore Computer Club News was a tabloid newspaper which was produced using pretty primitive equipment: a Commodore 64 computer, a Gemini dot-matrix printer and software called Write Now by Cardco. The paper was printed through Carolina Publications. It was distributed at club meetings to the members and also through local computer stores.

In This Issue (published February, 1984)

  • Executive, Directors Acclaimed
  • A Look at LOGO - Review of the LOGO language for the C64
  • Programmable Characters on the Expanded VIC-20
  • The Editor's Usual Boring Plea for Contributions
  • Beach Head: A Review
  • The Gemini File - A lotto picking program that outputs to the Star Gemini printer
  • Vic Library Blurbs
  • Speedscript: Word Processor - Nice review of the amazing word processor for both the VIC-20 and C64
  • A Compleat Guide to Machine Language on the PET
  • User Friendlies - Short rant on why programs need to be user friendly
  • What's A "User Stupid"? - Examples of software things that make no sense
  • Answers to your Questions
  • The Whole 64 Library
  • Letter to the Editor

Original source is HERE - Thank you Mike Quigley for preserving the newsletter.

commodore-computer-club-vancouver-vol.01-no.05
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zip6 Commodore Computer Club News [Vancouver] Vol.1 No.6

The Commodore Computer Club News was a tabloid newspaper which was produced using pretty primitive equipment: a Commodore 64 computer, a Gemini dot-matrix printer and software called Write Now by Cardco. The paper was printed through Carolina Publications. It was distributed at club meetings to the members and also through local computer stores.

In This Issue (published March, 1984)

  • How to Fix a 1541
  • Thus Speaks the Pres.
  • Paranoia Department
  • IFR: '10 out of 10' - Review of the insturment flight simulator by Academy Software
  • The Gemini File - A program for the Star Gemini-10x to create charts and graphs
  • A Compleat Guide to Machine Language on the PET
  • Computer Fair Update
  • 64: Out the Door? - Information from CES about the Commodore 264
  • Using the Cardco Card ?+G - Review of the Cardco printer interface
  • Library Blurbs
  • User Friendlies

Original source is HERE - Thank you Mike Quigley for preserving the newsletter.

commodore-computer-club-vancouver-vol.01-no.06
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zip7 Commodore Computer Club News [Vancouver] Vol.1 No.7

The Commodore Computer Club News was a tabloid newspaper which was produced using pretty primitive equipment: a Commodore 64 computer, a Gemini dot-matrix printer and software called Write Now by Cardco. The paper was printed through Carolina Publications. It was distributed at club meetings to the members and also through local computer stores.

In This Issue (published April, 1984)

  • All The News That Fits
  • Inside The 1541: 1 - The first in a series of articles about the 1541 floppy drive
  • Creating Medium Resolution Graphics on the Commodore 64
  • Speedscript Tips
  • A Compleat Guide to Machine Language on the PET
  • The COMAL Corner - Review of the COMAL programming language
  • Errata Deparment - Corrections to past issues
  • So What's a "Wedge"? - Nice reviews of what a Wedge can do
  • The Computing Cynic
  • An Amusing Allegory
  • Word Processing - Review of HesWriter for the VIC-20
  • Usenet News - Interesting fixes for the "sparkle" problem on the C64

Original source is HERE - Thank you Mike Quigley for preserving the newsletter.

commodore-computer-club-vancouver-vol.01-no.07
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zip8 Commodore Computer Club News [Vancouver] Vol.1 No.8

The Commodore Computer Club News was a tabloid newspaper which was produced using pretty primitive equipment: a Commodore 64 computer, a Gemini dot-matrix printer and software called Write Now by Cardco. The paper was printed through Carolina Publications. It was distributed at club meetings to the members and also through local computer stores.

In This Issue (published May, 1984)

  • All The News That Fits
  • Inside The 1541: 2 - Part 2 in a series of articles about the Commodore 1541 Floppy Drive
  • User Friendlies - How to make your software user friendly
  • Usenet News - Short articles from the Usenet news groups
  • VIC Library - List of all the VIC-20 disks and programs in the clubs library
  • Word Processing - Review of the Quick Brown Fox word processor
  • The Whole 64 Library - List of all the C64 disks and programs in the clubs library
  • A Compleat Guide to Machine Language on the PET - Part 6 in the series
  • We Get Letters - Letters from various people thankful for the newsletter
  • View From the Outside World - Interesting look at the world around computing

Original source is HERE - Thank you Mike Quigley for preserving the newsletter.

commodore-computer-club-vancouver-vol.01-no.08
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zip9 Commodore Computer Club News [Vancouver] Vol.1 No.9

The Commodore Computer Club News was a tabloid newspaper which was produced using pretty primitive equipment: a Commodore 64 computer, a Gemini dot-matrix printer and software called Write Now by Cardco. The paper was printed through Carolina Publications. It was distributed at club meetings to the members and also through local computer stores.

In This Issue (published June, 1984)

  • What's a Data Base? - Overview of what a database is, and how it works
  • Computer Programming Laws - A funny summary of the truths around programming
  • Inside the 1541: 3 - Part 3 in a series of articles about the Commodore 1541 floppy drive
  • Word Processing - Review of The Mirage Word Processor
  • A Compleat Guide to Machine Language on the PET
  • The Computing Cynic - A look at the cost of computer hardware and software
  • Database Manager - Review of the Database Manager by Mirage Concepts
  • User Friendlies - A look at what it takes to make a program user friendly
  • VIC Library Additions

Original source is HERE - Thank you Mike Quigley for preserving the newsletter.

commodore-computer-club-vancouver-vol.01-no.09
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zip10 Commodore Computer Club News [Vancouver] Vol.2 No.11

The Commodore Computer Club News was a tabloid newspaper which was produced using pretty primitive equipment: a Commodore 64 computer, a Gemini dot-matrix printer and software called Write Now by Cardco. The paper was printed through Carolina Publications. It was distributed at club meetings to the members and also through local computer stores.

In This Issue (published November, 1984)

  • Cheated... By a Cheatsheet!
  • From The Editor's PEN Computer
  • A Compleat Guide to Machine Language on the PET
  • "New, Improved" DOS 5.1 Wedge
  • A View From The Outside World - A look at "The Empire Strikes Back" video game
  • The Computing Cynic
  • Paranoia Department - A list of things that can go wrong with your floppy drive
  • Hardware and Software - Review of the Aprospand-64 cartridge port expansion and Mr. Tester software for diagnosing problems with your Commodore 64.
  • Loadstar - A look at the monthly disk magazine
  • The Software Protection Handbook - An overview of the book and contents
  • VIC Library Running Low on Gas - Sad truth that the VIC is losing popularity
  • Tips on Using Paperclip - Good information for users of the Paperclip word processor
  • Cassette Use Hints - Handeling and care for cassette users
  • Stop Destroying Your Disk Drive... Use ANTIKNOCK! - A small program that can prevent programs from knocking the head.
  • Crunching... - Tips and tricks for reducing the size of your BASIC program.

Original source is HERE - Thank you Mike Quigley for preserving the newsletter.

commodore-computer-club-vancouver-vol.02-no.11
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zip11 Commodore Computer Club News [Vancouver] Vol.2 No.12

The Commodore Computer Club News was a tabloid newspaper which was produced using pretty primitive equipment: a Commodore 64 computer, a Gemini dot-matrix printer and software called Write Now by Cardco. The paper was printed through Carolina Publications. It was distributed at club meetings to the members and also through local computer stores.

In This Issue (published January, 1985)

  • The Plus/4: How Does it Rate?
  • Let's Get Together
  • A Compleat Guide to Machine Language on the PET
  • Pirating Aids - A Racket? - A rant and some reviews of various copying programs
  • Software & Book Reviews - Task Force (video game),  Best of Torpet (book), Zaxxon (video game), Creative Writer (word processor)
  • Debunking Some Myths - In depth look at a hardware rumor related to putting resistence between the reset line and the power switch of a C64.  Also a look at Mr. Tester diagnostic software
  • Another View of Piracy  (By Jim Butterfield) - Interesting look at distribution of FCopy by Thomas Tempelmann.
  • How to Extract 5 Volts For Your Cardco Interface From Your Printer - An alternative to getting the power from the cassette port on a Commodore 64
  • The Computing Cynic - Grammar and word processors
  • Commodore Disk Drives - A look at the progression of Commodore floppy drives over the years.

Original source is HERE - Thank you Mike Quigley for preserving the newsletter.

commodore-computer-club-vancouver-vol.02-no.12
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zip12 Commodore Computer Club News [Vancouver] Vol.2 No.13

The Commodore Computer Club News was a tabloid newspaper which was produced using pretty primitive equipment: a Commodore 64 computer, a Gemini dot-matrix printer and software called Write Now by Cardco. The paper was printed through Carolina Publications. It was distributed at club meetings to the members and also through local computer stores.

In This Issue (published March, 1985)

  • Freeware: Disk Maintenance - Overview of a freeware program called "Disk Maintenance"
  • The Lien Yig Disk Drive - Review of a Commodore floppy drive that looks like a MSD-1 but could also be used on an Apple computer.
  • Software & Books - Quickwriter III, Assembly Language for Kids, Speedwriter (compiler)
  • The Hidden Secrets of VIP - A in depth look at some of the features of the VIP Terminal program from Softlaw
  • The Whole 64 Library - Huge listing of all the clubs Commodore 64 disks.
  • A Legal Opinion - Interesting look into trademark law as regards King Kong the movie and Donkey Kong the game.
  • The Financial Facts - Audit of the clubs finances
  • Commodore Disk Drives - Further look into Commodore floppy drives (re-printed from Loadstar)
  • A Compleat Guide to Machine Language on the PET - The IRQ Vector

Original source is HERE - Thank you Mike Quigley for preserving the newsletter.

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zip13 Commodore Computer Club News [Vancouver] Vol.2 No.14

The Commodore Computer Club News was a tabloid newspaper which was produced using pretty primitive equipment: a Commodore 64 computer, a Gemini dot-matrix printer and software called Write Now by Cardco. The paper was printed through Carolina Publications. It was distributed at club meetings to the members and also through local computer stores.

In This Issue (published May, 1985)

  • Resetting The Record Straight - Interesting article about a reset button for the Commodore 64
  • CCC Gets Tough - Club lays down the law on software piracy at club meetings
  • Quo Vadis Commodore? - A look back at the evolution of Commodore as compared to Apple and IBM
  • A Compleat Guide to Machine Language on the PET - Using the wedge
  • BBS Secrets Revealed!! - A thurough look at uploading and downloading and transfer protocols
  • Word Processing - Reviews of Textomat 64 (Abacus Software), The Whole Bit (Applied Technologies), Word Commander 64 (MMG Micro Software), Texed (Apcad)
  • Focus On... Adventure Games - Reviews of Masquerade (American Eagle Software), Below the Root (Wyndham Classics), Lucifer's Realm (American Eagle Software)
  • Paperclip Tips - Some great tips on getting the most out of the Paperclip word processor.
  • The Raster Interrupt - Nice rhyming poem.
  • Still More Reviews: Games & Educational - Mail Order Monster, Dinosaur Dig, Racing Destruction Set

Original source is HERE - Thank you Mike Quigley for preserving the newsletter.

commodore-computer-club-vancouver-vol.02-no.14
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zip14 Commodore Computer Club News [Vancouver] Vol.3 No.15

The Commodore Computer Club News was a tabloid newspaper which was produced using pretty primitive equipment: a Commodore 64 computer, a Gemini dot-matrix printer and software called Write Now by Cardco. The paper was printed through Carolina Publications. It was distributed at club meetings to the members and also through local computer stores.

In This Issue (published September, 1985)

  • C-64: A Design Case History - Reprint of an article from IEEE Spectrum, Vol. 22, No. 3 pp. 48-58
  • Report from M.A.R.C.A - Overview of the Mid Atlantic Regional Commodore Association computer show
  • TSDS: "Full-featured in every sense of the word" - Review of the Total Software Development System by PirateBusters
  • Basic Club Facts - general overview of the club meetings
  • A Canadian Success Story - Neat story about a couple that started a business selling Commodore watches and calculators
  • 64 Library Additions
  • A Compleat Guide to Machine Language on the PET - Assembler Language

Original source is HERE - Thank you Mike Quigley for preserving the newsletter.

commodore-computer-club-vancouver-vol.03-no.15
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zip15 Commodore Computer Club News [Vancouver] Vol.3 No.16

The Commodore Computer Club News was a tabloid newspaper which was produced using pretty primitive equipment: a Commodore 64 computer, a Gemini dot-matrix printer and software called Write Now by Cardco. The paper was printed through Carolina Publications. It was distributed at club meetings to the members and also through local computer stores.

In This Issue (published December, 1985)

  • Win A 1650 Modem at CCC AGM!!!
  • Quiz for Pirates
  • C-64: A Design Case History - Continuation for the last issue
  • 128's Memory Map
  • Word Processing - Review of The Newsroom by Springboard Software

Original source is HERE - Thank you Mike Quigley for preserving the newsletter.

commodore-computer-club-vancouver-vol.03-no.16
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zip16 Commodore Computer Club News [Vancouver] Vol.3 No.17

The Commodore Computer Club News was a tabloid newspaper which was produced using pretty primitive equipment: a Commodore 64 computer, a Gemini dot-matrix printer and software called Write Now by Cardco. The paper was printed through Carolina Publications. It was distributed at club meetings to the members and also through local computer stores.

In This Issue (published April, 1986)

  • The Commodore 64: A Design Case History - Part Three
  • Changes Afoot at CCC - Sad news that the club is losing momentum
  • Nix to Protection Means More Sales - Canada's software developers are removing copy protection
  • The Whole 64 Library
  • Word Processing - General article about using the search & replace feature

Original source is HERE - Thank you Mike Quigley for preserving the newsletter.

commodore-computer-club-vancouver-vol.03-no.17
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