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Soft Special (DK)

Soft Special was a bi-monthly, multi-format Danish magazine published by Forlaget Audio A/S. A total of 24 issues were produced, from Jan/Feb 1985 until Nov/Dec 1988. Earlier issues focused mainly on type-in program listings while later issues included news, reviews, interviews, cheats and other gaming-related content. The magazine's title changed to Soft with the Sep/Oct 1986 issue.

Note: Regional Character ROMs have three different characters: [ = Æ, ] = Å, and £ = Ø. If a standard Character ROM is used then these accented letters will not be shown.

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SoftSpecial.d64

17 programs

Program Author Requirements Files Info
Garfield II

Issue 1 (Jan 1985),
Page 17.
Hans Henrik Unexpanded garfield.prg
Screenshot
Displays a hi-res picture of cartoon cat Garfield.
Controls:
Follow on-screen prompts.
Skaerm-Koordinater

Issue 1 (Jan 1985),
Page 25.
Palle Nielsen Unexpanded koordinater.prg
Screenshot
Subroutine to implement a PRINT AT function.
Controls:
Enter some text, followed by the desired X,Y coordinates.
House Defender

Issue 1 (Jan 1985),
Page 44.
Jesper Udby Unexpanded house defender.prg
Screenshot
Shoot the UFO using the large gun located between the buildings.
Controls:
Shift (fire).
Happy Days

Issue 1 (Jan 1985),
Page 47.
Niels-Jorgen Bertelsen Unexpanded happy days.prg
Screenshot
Calculate your age in days, and also find out what day of the week you were born.
Controls:
Enter today's date together with the weekday, then enter your birthday.
VIC-Diagram

Issue 1 (Jan 1985),
Page 49.
Bjarne Knudsen Unexpanded vic-diagram.prg
Screenshot
Enter up to twelve values, one for each month, and they will be displayed on a bar chart.
Controls:
Follow on-screen prompts.
VIC-Interrupt

Issue 2 (Mar 1985),
Pages 4-5.
? Unexpanded vic-interrupt.t64
Screenshot
Programming demo, two fully documented machine code programs showing how to use interrupts.
Controls:
Prog 1: F1 (change screen colour).
Prog 2: F1 (change screen colour), F2 (reset screen colour), F3 (keys auto-repeat), F4 (no repeat), F5 (disable Run/Stop + Restore), F6 (enable Run/Stop + Restore), F7 (disable LIST command), F8 (enable LIST command).
Priksamler
(Star Race)

Issue 2 (Mar 1985),
Page 24.
Kim Rahbaek Ahler Unexpanded star race.prg
Screenshot
Collect all the dots while avoiding the blocks.
Controls:
W (up), Z (down), A (left), D (right).
Race

Issue 2 (Mar 1985),
Pages 40-41.
Henning Petersen Unexpanded racer i.prg
Screenshot
Vertically scrolling car race. Drive as far as you can without crashing. Note: To load/save the high score onto tape then remove the REM statement from the end of line 10.
Controls:
Joystick with F1-F7 (speed).
Luk Rummet
(Close the Room)

Issue 2 (Mar 1985),
Page 49.
Bjarne Malmgren Unexpanded luk rummet.prg
Screenshot
Dice game a.k.a. Close the Box. Two dice are rolled. Players can either close one box, or use each dice separately to close two boxes. If nothing can be closed then the sum of the dice is deducted as a penalty. The game ends at -45 points.
Controls:
1/2 (select choice), F1 (continue), F3 (new roll), F7 (end).
CPR

Issue 3 (May/Jun 1985),
Pages 24-25.
Niels Jorgen Bertelsen Unexpanded cpr-nummer.prg
Screenshot
Check CPR numbers, and calculate all valid replacement digits for a given date of birth. A CPR number is a Danish civil registration number with the format DDMMYY-CCCC.
Controls:
Follow on-screen prompts.
Talkode

Issue 3 (May/Jun 1985),
Page 31.
Niels Jorgen Bertelsen Unexpanded talkode.prg
Screenshot
Convert binary & decimal numbers. It can also list all numbers from 0 to 255 in binary & decimal.
Controls:
Follow on-screen prompts.
Race

Issue 6 (Nov/Dec 1985),
Page 17.
Kim Berg Hansen Unexpanded race.prg
Screenshot
Vertically scrolling car race. Try to drive 1000m down a twisty road without crashing. Note: It may be necessary to change gears before the steering will work.
Controls:
Joystick (up/down to change gear).
Hole In One
(The VIC Open)

Issue 6 (Nov/Dec 1985),
Pages 28-30.
Lars Rosendal Unexpanded vic open.t64
Screenshot
Golf game. Try to complete a 9-hole course with the fewest strokes.
Controls:
Move the player to the ball using A,Z,N,M, press T, then select a club (1-9). Club 9 is a putter that moves the ball one square.
Morse-traener
(Morse Alfabetet)

Issue 6 (Nov/Dec 1985),
Page 32.
Thomas Knudsen Unexpanded morse alfabetet.prg
Screenshot
Morse code trainer. The computer plays a word using Morse code, and you must type it in.
Controls:
Type the word.
Karakter Tegner
(Karakter Definering)

Issue 6 (Nov/Dec 1985),
Page 54.
Kim Berg Hansen Unexpanded karakter defin.prg
Screenshot
Character designer. Draw your own user defined graphics, and display the DATA values.
Controls:
P (up), . (down), L (left), : (right), F1 (toggle draw or clear), F7 (show DATA values).
Space Mission

Issue 7 (Jan/Feb 1986),
Pages 40-41.
Finn Kjoer Unexpanded space mission.prg
Screenshot
Maze game. You have 25 seconds to collect all the satellites before they explode.
Controls:
K (up), M (down), Z (left), X (right).
Phonebase

Issue 8 (Mar/Apr 1986),
Page 32.
Thomas Lind Hansen Unexpanded phone base.prg
Screenshot
Database. Store addresses & telephone numbers on your computer. Add/edit records by modifying the DATA statements (lines 600+).
Controls:
Follow on-screen prompts.

Notes

  1. Hole In One (85-11) appears to be a modified version of The VIC Open (Your Computer, 83-09).

With thanks to Retro Commodore for scanning this magazine.

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