RUN – Special Issue Number 1 – 1985


Cover of the 1985 Special Edition of RUN Magazine

RUN covered Commodore's 8-bit computer line, primarily the Commodore 64. I bought this magazine regularly starting a few years later, especially after Commodore stopped publishing Commodore Magazine. This was the 13th issue so it would have been published sometime between December 1984 and January 1985. I guess they were selling enough issues at that time to justify publishing an extra bonus issue around the holidays. This issue includes:


  • Sound and Music - A programming guide for creating sound on the Commodore 64 and VIC 20.

  • Introduction to Graphics - An introduction to creating graphics on the Commodore 64 and VIC-20. This article covers everything from the basic PETSCII character set to bit-mapped/high-resolution graphics to sprites.

  • Color You C-64 Canvas - Another graphics programming article. This one goes into more detail on creating high resolution graphics on the Commodore 64.

  • Sprite Delight - A type-in program for creating sprites on the Commodore 64.

  • Create Your Own Characters - A type-in program to aid in the creation of custom character sets on the VIC-20.

  • Picture This... - A type-in drawing program for the VIC-20.

Table of Contents from the 1985 Special Edition of RUN Magazine


  • RUNning Ruminations - The letter from the editor, this month introducing this special issue of RUN.

  • How To Type Listings From RUN - Some tips on typing in the programs included in the magazine.

  • Magic - RUN's monthly hardware and software tips and trick section, offering including small pieces of code. This special issue includes a compilation of tips from the previous year as well as new tips and tricks for this issue.

Table of Contents from the 1985 Special Edition of RUN Magazine (continued)

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