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VIC! (JP)

VIC! was a Japanese magazine dedicated to Commodore computers, published by Commodore Japan. Little is known about this magazine and few issues have been scanned.

The Super Expander programs in this magazine require the Japanese VIC-1211M Super Expander cartridge, available here. They will not work with the VIC-1211A Super Expander.

Download all programs from this magazine on one disk:


VIC-JP.d64

18 programs

Program Author Requirements Files Info
Hires Hard Copy

Vol 5 (1982?),
Pages 18-21.
? Super Expander+3K & VIC-1515 printer hires copy se3k.t64
Screenshot
Three techniques for making a printout of the Super Expander hi-res screen. Prog1 uses the POINT command to read each pixel, and takes 12.5 minutes. Prog2 uses PEEK command to read the screen, and takes 35 minutes. Prog3 uses a machine code routine, and takes 6 minutes.
Controls:
None.
Rocket Command

Vol 6 (1982?),
Page 14.
Duane Later Unexpanded rocket command.prg
Screenshot
Launch your rockets at the UFO.
Controls:
Any (fire).
Mickey Mouse

Vol 6 (1982?),
Page 16.
? Super Expander+3K mickey se3k.prg
Screenshot
Displays a hi-res picture of Mickey Mouse.
Controls:
None.
Snoopy

Vol 6 (1982?),
Page 16.
? Super Expander+3K snoopy se3k.prg
Screenshot
Displays an animated hi-res picture of Snoopy.
Controls:
None.
Windsurfers

Vol 6 (1982?),
Pages 16-17.
? Super Expander+3K windsurf se3k.prg
Screenshot
Displays a hi-res picture of some windsurfers.
Controls:
None.
Funky Tomato

Vol 6 (1982?),
Page 17.
? Super Expander+8K fnk tomato se8k.prg
Screenshot
Displays an animated hi-res picture of Funky Tomato.
Controls:
None.
Screen Code

Vol 6 (1982?),
Pages 20-23.
? Unexpanded & printer screen code.prg
Screenshot
Sample printout
Prints a table showing enlarged copies of all the characters in the charset ROM.
Controls:
None.
Hiragana Creation

Vol 6 (1982?),
Pages 23-24.
? 8K expansion
Before loading type:
POKE 43,1:POKE 44,28
POKE 28*256,0
CLR
NEW
hiragana 8k.prg
Screenshot
User-defined character set, displays Japanese Hiragana phonetic letters.
Controls:
None.
General Hardcopy

Vol 6 (1982?),
Pages 25-27.
? 3K expansion & VIC-1515 printer gen hardcopy 3k.prg
Screenshot
Make printouts of text or hi-res screens.
Controls:
Follow on-screen prompts.
Read Joystick

Vol 6 (1982?),
Pages 28-29.
? Unexpanded read joystick.t64
Screenshot
Three BASIC programs demonstrating how to read the joystick and paddles. The second program lets you draw simple pictures (pressing fire clears the screen).
Controls:
Joystick/paddles.
Yesterday

Vol 6 (1982?),
Page 41.
? Super Expander+8K yesterday se8k.prg
Screenshot
Music program. Plays "Yesterday" by The Beatles, using multiple voices.
Controls:
None.
Morse Code Generater

Vol 6 (1982?),
Pages 42-43.
? Super Expander+3K morse code se3k.prg
Screenshot
Practice your Morse Code. In 'reading mode' you type a word and it will be played in Morse. In 'typing mode' each keypress is played in Morse.
Controls:
Follow on-screen prompts.
128x96 Graphics

Vol 6 (1982?),
Page 43.
? Unexpanded graphics 128x96.prg
Screenshot
Displays four hi-res pictures on a 128x96 pixel screen. They display a face, a sine graph, circles inside a triangle, and a bar chart.
Controls:
None.
Yachting!!

Vol 7 (1982?),
Page 4.
Niwa No Hamon Super Expander+3K & Paddles yachting se3k.prg
Screenshot
Navigational aid for boats. Use paddles to enter angles.
Controls:
See magazine for details.
Star Trek
(Informal Trek)

Vol 7 (1982?),
Pages 26-27.
H Tanaka Super Expander+8K star trek se8k.prg
Screenshot
Star Trek game. As Captain of the Enterprise, you must destroy all the Klingon ships. Note: the 'win' routine is missing from the listing.
Controls:
Use the following commands and follow on-screen prompts. 1 (navigate within sector), 2 (warp to another sector), 3 (short range scan), 4 (long range scan), 5 (phaser gun), 6 (photon torpedo), 7 (status report), 8 (galactic map).
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

Vol 7 (1982?),
Pages 28-30.
H Tanaka Super Expander+16K ob-la-di se16k.prg
Screenshot
Music program. Plays "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" by The Beatles, using multiple voices.
Controls:
None.
Michelle

Vol 7 (1982?),
Page 31.
H Tanaka Super Expander+8K michelle se8k.prg
Screenshot
Music program. Plays "Michelle" by The Beatles, using multiple voices.
Controls:
None.
176x160 Graphics & Copy

Vol 7 (1982?),
Page 34-36.
? 8K expansion
Before loading type:
POKE 648,30
(Now press RunStop & Restore)
POKE 44,35
POKE 8960,0
gfx 176x160 8k.prg
Screenshot
Displays several hi-res pictures on a 176x160 pixel screen.
Controls:
Press Space after the bar chart is displayed.

Notes

  1. Rocket Command (Vol 6) is a slightly different version of Rocket Command (Personal Computing on the VIC-20).

With thanks to DLH's Commodore Archive for scanning this magazine.

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