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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.

Download all programs from this magazine on two disks:


Homecomputer1.d64
(1983-84)

Homecomputer2.d64
(1985-86)

Note: The game Diamantenmine (84-09) is not included on disk because it currently only loads from cassette tape.

40 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 carcrash-8k.t64
Screenshot
Dodgems 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).
Skipping Ball

Oct 1983,
Pages 46-47.
M Quinke & A Schmitz Unexpanded skipping-ball.prg
Screenshot
Deflex game. Drop paddles to deflect the ball into the hole.
Controls:
N (left paddle), M (right paddle).
Einsiedler
(Hermit)

Oct 1983,
Page 48.
? Unexpanded einsiedler.prg
Screenshot
Peg solitaire game. Try to remove all the pegs and finish with the last peg in the central position. Pegs are removed by jumping over them and landing in an empty space. There are three modes: watch the computer solve the puzzle, play the standard game, or create a custom layout.
Controls:
Cursor keys (move), Space (select position), ArrowLeft (end game), Shift+Q & Shift+W (place pins on custom layout).
Programmreservoir

Nov 1983,
Pages 46-48.
Volker Muecke 8K expansion prgreservoir-8k.prg
Screenshot
Database for storing program listings. Enter the name of each program, where it was published, and its status (not typed in, not working, or working). Records are added to the listing as DATA statements.
Controls:
Follow on-screen prompts.
Demon Attack

Nov 1983,
Pages 49-51.
S Bagdonat 16K expansion demonattack-16k.t64
Screenshot
Shoot all the demons before they reach your base. You cannot move so you must time your shots carefully.
Controls:
V (fire).
Roulette

Jan 1984,
Pages 48-49.
Thomas Kessler Unexpanded roulette.prg
Screenshot
Roulette game for 1-9 players, with several betting options.
Controls:
Follow on-screen prompts.
Computer Blues, Mad Boogy & Cool Rock

Jan 1984,
Pages 50-52.
Holger Gehrmann Unexpanded computer-blues.t64
Screenshot
Three music programs, each plays a different tune. Mad Boogy sounds like In the Summertime by Mungo Jerry.
Controls:
None.
Nager
(Rodent)

Feb 1984,
Pages 18-19.
Bernd Andraschko & Oliver Bardenheier Unexpanded nager.t64
Screenshot
Nibblers game. Monsters are attacking your tower to steal your oranges. Stop them by launching planes and dropping bombs on them.
Controls:
Left-arrow (hold to launch left plane, release to fire), F1 (hold to launch right plane, release to fire).
Seeschlacht
(Sea Battle)

Feb 1984,
Pages 20-27.
D Formhals 16K expansion seeschlacht-16k.prg
Screenshot
Naval strategy game. You are the captain of a submarine fleet. Your mission is to destroy the enemy ships and return to headquarters.
Controls:
Return (list commands), 0 (driving), 1 (sonar), 2 (torpedo), 3 (missile), 4 (raise/lower), 5 (report), 6 (docking), 7 (sabotage), 8 (convert energy), 9 (give up).
Star Wars

Feb 1984,
Pages 28-30.
Apr 1984,
Page 68.
Thomas Elmer 8K expansion star-wars-8k.t64
Screenshot
3D space shooter. TIE fighters are flying towards your ship. Move them into your sights and destroy them before they get too close.
Controls:
Joystick or A (up), Z (down), , (left), . (right), Space (fire).
Fishing

Mar 1984,
Pages 42-43.
Martin Kiesswetter Unexpanded fishing.prg
Screenshot
Fishing game. Catch the fish with your hook, while avoiding the bird.
Controls:
Joystick.
Monsterjagd
(Monster Hunt)

Mar 1984,
Pages 44-45.
Carsten Endewardt & Joerg Feldbinder Unexpanded monsterjagd.prg
Screenshot
Pac-Man game. Collect all the dots within five minutes, while avoiding the monsters.
Controls:
I (up), M (down), J (left), K (right).
Rasenmäher
(Lawn Mower)

Jun 1984,
Pages 38-39.
Axel Heisler Unexpanded rasenmaeher.t64
Screenshot
Lawn mowing game. You have three minutes to mow the garden. Do not hit the rocks, dogs, hose pipes or trees, and you must also avoid the pool.
Controls:
W (up), Z (down), A (left), S (right).
Das Zerbrochene Schwert
(The Broken Sword)

Jun 1984,
Pages 44-47.
M Liebe 8K expansion zerbrochene-8k.t64
Screenshot
Maze game. Collect dots until the key appears, then go to the exit. Do not touch the monsters. You must complete all six rooms to successfully recover the six parts of the broken sword.
Controls:
Joystick or I (up), M (down), J (left), K (right).
Double Man

Aug 1984,
Page 27.
Stefan Isbrecht Unexpanded double-man.prg
Screenshot
You control two men who move simultaneously. Collect all the blue mushrooms without touching the red mushrooms. An extra life is awarded at 15000 points.
Controls:
Joystick or U (up), N (down), H (left), J (right).
Planetoid

Aug 1984,
Pages 38-39.
P Eckbauer Unexpanded planetoid.prg
Screenshot
Defend your energy station from parasites. The turbo energy vacuum shows the landscape in front of you, and the radar displays the location of any parasites (+). Rotate until the parasites come into view and shoot them when they enter your crosshairs.
Controls:
, (rotate left), . (rotate right), ArrowLeft (fire), F1 (start game).
Feuerwehr
(Fire Brigade)

Aug 1984,
Pages 42-44.
Ellen & Martin Bormann 3K expansion feuerwehr-3k.t64
Screenshot
Drive the fire engine to each fire so that you can extinguish it. Sometimes the shortest route is blocked, and you must also avoid crashing. There are 10 fires to extinguish.
Controls:
Cursor keys (move).
Diamantenmine
(Diamond Mine)

Sep 1984,
Pages 22-25.
Ramin Irannejad Unexpanded diamantenmine.t64
Screenshot
Maze game. Collect the hidden treasures (X) from the diamond mine, while avoiding the rocks (green circles) and robot guards. If you score more than 500 points in three minutes then you will be given a bonus minute to collect more treasure.
Controls:
Joystick. After loading the game, push the joystick up to change levels then press fire to begin.
Adventureland

Sep 1984,
Pages 33-35.
Markus Wolf 3K expansion adventurelnd-3k.t64
Solution
Screenshot
Graphic adventure with two screens. Manipulate objects in the correct order to reach the hidden treasure. Be careful because touching the walls is deadly.
Controls:
Joystick.
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 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 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 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 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 game, 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 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. Nager (84-02) appears to be a modified version of Super Nibblers (Computer & Video Games, 83-08).
  2. Zyklo (85-01) was also published in Computronic (84-08).

Further information about this magazine can be found at Tronic-Verlag. Scanned copies of some issues are available from World of Spectrum. With thanks to all the members of the Vic 20 Denial forum.

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