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Compute was the renamed and re-targeted Pet Gazette. After focussing on the Commodore Pet for some time, the publisher branched out to the whole family of 6502 based machines.

(Submitted July 22, 2011 12:01:28 by Chris)

I remember the days when Compute! used to run programs for you to enter as pages of bytecode. You used the mag's MLX (Machine Language Xtension) program to enter them. It was an ingenious (for the time) format that had checksums and for just half an hour or so of typing time, gave you a real, working 6502 assembler program for no additional cost. In the days of no Internet, modems or reasonably priced disk media, and stores that carried C-64 software so few, it was a great way to get great games and utilities for the machine. There was a BASIC extension that they published this way which I used almost all the time. And these were fun to type in. Memories...

(Submitted August 1, 2010 22:53:54 by (a href=mailto:computemagazine)

I just found a huge stack of compute magazines from 1984-1986 and will probably get rid of them, unless you or someone you know would like to buy them. I wasnt sure if they were a collectible or not. please let me know asap. thanks, Matt

(Submitted October 27, 2009 00:15:43 by Kyle Hafford)

I had an Atari 600xl computer when I was a kid. I used to love the free code Compute offered for my computer. I sure do miss those days. I have started a Facebook group for folks to share there memories of Compute!

(Submitted April 29, 2009 10:41:07 by (a href=mailto:)Mortar(/a))

This was another favorite of mine. I stayed with Compute until they no longer covered Commodore systems.

(Submitted June 29, 2007 00:14:52 by Scott Houdek)

Do you any information on Compute! Dec. 1983,Page 198?, there's is a great article on SuperBASIC64!

(Submitted April 29, 2007 01:10:49 by j.aguilar)

Do you have Compute! magazine, june 1983 issue 37? How much would you sell it for??

thank you, J

(Submitted April 25, 2007 00:52:29 by adi)

I have many old issues of compute magazine, if your interested in buying any, please let me know.

(Submitted November 18, 2006 18:31:38 by (a href=mailto:)Jeff Klein(/a))

Back in the day, you couldn't go out and purchase mauch software for your Atari/Commadore/Timex/PC. There was no internet. You wrote your own software or purchased Compute! Magazine and typed in the programs they featured. My brother and I had eleven articles published in Compute Magazine. Got $150-$400 for an article. That wasn't back for a highschool kit back in the early 80s.

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