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Does anyone recall? I subscribed, and I think the last one that I received was for the second quarter of 1987? I'm actually looking for a short utility called "NODOS" which was published in June, 1987. But it doesn't appear on my '87 Compute! disks. It is short, so I can type it in if it is not available.

 

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Larry

 

 

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I know there were Gazette disks (the C64 version of the magazine) but I was not aware that the main Compute! had disks. It seems like that would be difficult since it wasn't platform-specific. Did they have Atari-specific Compute! disks?

 

The Gazette disks went until at least 1990.

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Definitely computer specific. I know they had Atari and C64, and I think they had Apple II and IBM, also. Over the years, they had some good progs. Not up to Analog standards for the Atari, but still good.

 

-Larry

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"Siri, can you find Compute`s NODOS for me ?"

"Sorry, no matches found."

 

"Cortana, can you find Compute`s NODOS for me ?"

"Sorry, no matches available."

 

"Alexa, can you find Compute`s NODOS for me ?"

"Sorry, nothing found."

 

"Eliza, can you find Compute`s NODOS for me?"

"Why do you want me to find Compute`s NODOS for you?"

"Larry wants it."

"Why do you think Larry wants it?"

"He asked at atari-age for it."

"Why did he ask at atari-age for it?"

"Because he wanted someone to upload this program file for him."

"Why do you think he wanted someone to upload this program file for him?"

"He is searching for it."

"Why is he searching for it?"

"He does not have it."

"Why doesn`t he have it?"

"Maybe he lost it."

"Why did he lose it ?"

...

 

And then I lost interest in talking with Eliza and searched the program for you.

Here is what I found... the image Compute0.ATR contains a file NODOS.BAS, hopefully thats the one you are searching for. Also attached you will find MacroDOS and TOSSDUP on Cpute84a.ATR.

 

I never got any magazine disks from Compute!, so I do not know when the Compute disks ended. Just collected Compute programs I found and Compute disks I got from other Atarians...

NODOS.ZIP

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Hi Andreas-

 

Thanks! Once again, I'm in your debt for finding something that I can't locate!

 

After I started this thread, I went to the garage to dig through my archived disks. While I don't have my originals anymore (or at least could not find them yesterday), I did find my original archived disks. Years ago, I took each magazine disk and made a subdirectory for it on 3-1/2" 720K disks. My "originals" go from January, 1986 to April, 1988, so I'm about 99% sure that Jan-April was the last quarterly disk for the Atari.

 

But I also learned more -- my collection of Compute! disks on my main computer is not complete, hence the missing disk issues and missing programs from individual ATR's. So I'm in the process of auditing my main archive to get it accurate and complete.

 

Thanks again,

Larry

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I was looking through the Compute! ATRs this morning, and I see there are .BOO files on most. These files are little text or WP files that tell a bit about the programs or how to use them. My first thought was a "BOOt" file, but looks more like a PC "blurb" file. (?) I don't remember these and I couldn't find any info Googling it or searching at AA. Using a disk editor, there is a header in front of the text messages.

 

Anyone remember anything about these .BOO files?

 

Thanks,

Larry

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