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Homecomputer (DE)

Homecomputer was a German multi-format magazine published by Roeske (1983-85) and Tronic-Verlag (1985-86). It started as a monthly magazine in Mar 1983, and turned bi-monthly with the Feb/Mar 1985 issue. The final issue was published in Aug/Sep 1986, after which it was incorporated into Computronic magazine.

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Homecomputer.d64

23 programs

Program Author Requirements Files Info
Editor fuer 6502-Systeme
(Editor for 6502 Systems)

May 1983,
Pages 25-29.
? 16K expansion editor6502-16k.d64
Screenshot
Editor, assembler and disassembler for writing machine code programs.
Controls:
Follow on-screem prompts.
Labyrinth

May 1983,
Pages 30-31.
? Unexpanded labyrinth.prg
Screenshot
3D maze. Try to find the exit.
Controls:
L (turn left), R (turn right), G (move forward), M (view map).
Car Crash

May 1983,
Pages 35-36.
Georg Foltin 8K expansion
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carcrash-8k.prg
Screenshot
Dodgems-style game for 1 or 2 players. Navigate your car through the maze collecting as many dots as you can, but do not hit the other car.
Controls:
Player 1: , (left), . (right).
Player 2: Shift (left), Commodore (right).
Monsterjagd
(Monster Hunt)

Mar 1984,
Pages unknown.
Carsten Endewardt & Joerg Feldbinder Unexpanded monsterjagd.prg
Screenshot
Pac Man-style game. Collect all the dots within five minutes, while avoiding the monsters.
Controls:
I (up), M (down), J (left), K (right).
Geldsammler
(Money Collector)

Jan 1985,
Page 56.
Andre Koelsch 3K expansion geldsamml-3k.prg
Screenshot
Maze game. Collect 20 moneybags within 40 seconds, then go to the grate to advance to the next level.
Controls:
Joystick.
Zyklo

Jan 1985,
Page 58.
Johann Strauss Unexpanded zyklo.t64
Screenshot
Maze game. Collect the purple treasure from the middle of the screen. If you collect one of the fruits from the edge of the screen, then you can use it to blast a hole in the wall by pressing : followed by a direction.
Controls:
P (up), L (left), ; (right), Space (down), : (fire fruit).
Punkte-Fresser
(Points Eater)

Feb-Mar 1985,
Page 57.
? Unexpanded punktefresse.prg
Screenshot
Pac Man-style game with a random maze. Eat all the dots and avoid the monsters.
Controls:
Joystick.
Star Wars

Feb-Mar 1985,
Page 59.
Lutz Blomberg Unexpanded star-wars.t64
Screenshot
Vertically scrolling space shooter. Shoot the tie fighters while avoiding the rocks and mines.
Controls:
O (left), P (right), F (fire).
Mister Jump

Apr-May 1985,
Page 8.
Oliver Schwarz Unexpanded mister jump.t64
Screenshot
Platform game. Collect the moneybags and then get the key. Watch out for the 30-second time limit.
Controls:
Joystick.
Catch the Fish

Apr-May 1985,
Page 11.
Andreas Holy Unexpanded catchthefish.prg
Screenshot
Eat as many small fish as possible in two minutes, and avoid the sharks.
Controls:
Joystick.
Ghosts' Eggs

Jun-Jul 1985,
Page 57.
? Unexpanded ghosts eggs.t64
ghosts eggs.d64
Screenshot
Platform game. Collect all the eggs while navigating the trampolines, ladders, beam-platforms, lifts (horizontal and vertical), power-pills and stoppers. Beware of the ghosts, disappearing walls and moving platforms. Includes a level editor. The disk version has 8 extra levels.
Controls:
Joystick.
Fox Hunt

Jun-Jul 1985,
Page 60.
Lutz Blomberg Unexpanded fox hunt.t64
Screenshot
Shoot as many foxes as you can, but beware of the beaver. When the beaver appears, push the joystick down to create a beaver trap.
Controls:
Joystick.
Collector

Aug-Sep 1985,
Page 35.
? 3K expansion collector-3k.t64
Screenshot
Collect 10 yellow items, then get a key and go to the door. There are four levels to choose from. In level 2 avoid the monster, in level 3 you have a limited number of steps, and in level 4 you got to keep track of both.
Controls:
Joystick.
Breakout

Aug-Sep 1985,
Page 66.
Michael Klaus Unexpanded breakout.prg
Screenshot
Breakout-style game, use your bat & ball to destroy the coloured bricks.
Controls:
S (left), F (right).
Q-Bert

Oct-Nov 1985,
Page 53.
Oliver R. Sohinger 3K expansion q-bert-3k.t64
Screenshot
Q-Bert-style game. Jump on each block to change its colour, while avoiding the snake. In this version, the snake always moves horizonally from the bottom-left corner, working upwards to the top.
Controls:
Joystick.
Salvage Crew

Oct-Nov 1985,
Page 57.
? Unexpanded salvage crew.t64
Screenshot
Choplifter-style game. Fly your helicopter to rescue the men from the mines.
Controls:
Joystick.
Dog-Fight

Dec 1985-Jan 1986,
Page 27.
Lutz Blomberg Unexpanded dog-fight.t64
Screenshot
Intellivision Biplanes-clone, for two players. Two planes are locked in a battle to the death - will you defeat your opponent?
Controls:
Player 1: Joystick.
Player 2: P (push down), L (pull up), F (fire).
Schwitzbad
(Steam Bath)

Dec 1985-Jan 1986,
Page 31.
J McCarroll Unexpanded schwitzbad.t64
Screenshot
Protect the customers of a sauna from overheating.
Controls:
Joystick.
Earth Rescue

Feb-Mar 1986,
Page 47.
O Gumtau 3K expansion earth rescue-3k.t64
Screenshot
Beam the astronauts back to Earth by putting them in your crosshairs. If you beam three of the invading Martians then Earth will be overrun.
Controls:
Joystick.
Tank

Apr-May 1986,
Page 53.
Michael Steinheimer 3K expansion tank-3k.t64
Screenshot
Use your tanks to shoot the missile as it flies up the left side of the screen.
Controls:
F1 (fire top tank), F7 (fire bottom tank), P (pause).
Terra 2

Jun-Jul 1986,
Page 36.
Andreas Spindler Unexpanded terra 2.t64
Screenshot
Scramble-style game played on a single non-scrolling screen. Collect the plutonium containers with your helicopter, while avoiding the rocks and cavern walls.
Controls:
Joystick. Press F1 to advance to the next level.
Pac-Ball

Jun-Jul 1986,
Page 38.
O Sohinger 3K expansion pac-ball-3k.t64
Screenshot
Pinball/Pac Man game. Use the pinball flippers to move the ball onto the target, then use the flipper keys to direct Pac Man through the maze.
Controls:
1 (left flipper), Clr/Home (right flipper).
Economy

Aug-Sep 1986,
Page 40.
? Unexpanded economy.t64
Screenshot
Business simulation for 2-6 players. You are an ice-cream-salesman and have to buy ice-cream, mind the weather, do commercials and compete against the other players.
Controls:
Follow on-screen prompts.

Notes

  1. Zyklo (85-01) was also published in Computronic (84-08).

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