Commodore Microcomputers was an official Commodore publication that covered all of Commodore's computers. In the September/October 1984 issue that included the Commodore 64, VIC-20, as well as the CBM, PET and SuperPET lines. The contents of this issue includes:
- The Quest for Enhanced Productivity: Commodore Meets the Challenge - This article covers the various productivity software produced by Commodore. This includes the built-in software suite of the Plus/4, a spreadsheet program (Easy Calc), a financial package called Easy Finance, automatic spell correcting software called Easy Spell, home accounting software (Silent Butler), a business accounting software package (General Ledger), and graph creating software called B/Graph.
- Easy Script is Easy - A beginner's guide to Easy Script, Commodore's word processing software for the Commodore 64.
- Four Word Processors for the Commodore 64 - A comparison of four word process for the Commodore 64, including Bank Street Writer, Cut and Paste, Word Manager, and Super-Text
- Databases - An overview of the various database software available for Commodore computers and their features.
- Spreadsheets: Number Processing with Multiplan and Practicalc - An overview of two spreadsheet programs available for the Commodore 64, Multiplan and Practicalc.
Using Your Computer
- Business - An article about using Commodore computers to help run a small city.
- Education - An overview of four educational software programs including a program teaching division (Frenzy), a geometry program (Flip Flop), a program providing addition and multiplication practice (Gulp), and a program teaching directionality (Arrow Graphics).
- Travel - An article discussing the perils, pitfalls and challenges of international travel with a computer.
Understanding Your Computer
- Programmer's Tips
- Random Thoughts, Part 7: Fun and Games - Discussing the use of random number in gaming and in audio/video demos.
- Cassette Files for PET/CBM - A program for creating files on cassettes written for the Commodore 8032.
- Two High-Res Screen Dumps for the 64 - Two different programs (for different printers) to print out graphics saved with LOGO, KoalaPad or saved with standard Kernel routines.
- Kaleidoscope for the PET and Commodore 64 - This type-in program generates a constantly changing kaleidoscope display on your Commodore 64 or PET.
- Technical Tips
- Prime Numbers - A program for estimating the number of prime numbers between 1 and 1000.
- Adding a Hex Keypad to Your PET/CBM - Instructions for constructing a Hex based keypad for your Commodore.
- Inverse Trigonometric Functions - A program using inverse trigonometric functions to calculate distance.
- 64 Users Only
- Screen Box Data Display Routines - Code to add input and output data boxes to your own programs.
- Memory Loader/Saver for the Commodore 64 - A program for saving different sections of Commodore 64 memory to disk.
- Appending Machine Code Routines to Your BASIC Programs for the 64 - A program for easily adding machine code subroutines to your BASIC Commodore 64 programs.
- PET/CBM Users Only: Line Formatting - A tool for making your program listings easier to read.
- Hardware: HesModem I - Review of a 300 baud modem for the Commodore 64 and VIC 20.
- Database Manager - Review of a rather generically named database management program for the Commodore 64.
- Tool 64 - A tool for programming that adds more BASIC commands as well as various editing and debugging utilities.
- Write Now! - Review of a simple word processing program for the Commodore 64.
- Letters - Letters about cryptography and VIC 20s used in hospitals among other topics.
- Editor's Notes - Coverage of the June 1984 Consumer Electronics Show.
- Industry News - An article about the expected massive growth in software (sales not size though both had massive growth).
- User Groups - A list of Commodore related user groups throughout the country.