Interview with Dave Moorman

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Interview with the publisher of the famous LOADSTAR magazine Dave Moorman.

Reverend Dave Moorman

Interview[edit]

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Which software (games and other programs) are on the current expenditure of LOADSTAR?

We just shipped issue 236 (we are not quite monthly anymore). Here is the Table of Contents for the issue (with some comments added in <>'s)"

The Loadstar Files[edit]

... a picture of the game

Diskovery...............................Side 1
Your editor is clearly out of his ever-loving mind!

<Diskovery is the main editorial of the magazine>


Credits...................................Side 1
Who's Who and What's What.

Label 236..............................Side 1
One of our more stict-to-ative features.

<We have a label email subscribers can print out and stick on their disks. Don't know if anyone does it, but it doesn't hurt!>


C64 DTV Overview.................Side 1
by E. Grady Glover II - All about the new C-64 on a stick.

<An overview of the game joystick marketed by Mammoth Toys in the US in December, 2004>

Atari vs. C-64 DTVs..............Side 1
by Evan Koblenz & Bill Loguidice - A head-to-head review of two new Direct-to-TV retro video games.

<Ripped off the web, an independent review of the C64DTV>


Here's Jeri...............................Side 1
by John Markoff - Our favorite female electron pusher makes the front page of the New York Times.

<Ripped from the New York Times (as was the cover graphic) about Jeri Ellsworth, the designer of the C64DTV>


Government Grumps..............Side 1
by Famous People - Quotable quotes quipping the quintessential quagmire of our real Democracy.

<Text, ripped off the web>


News from Maurice..............Side 1
by Maurice Randall - Life has been a bit too interesting for the Wizard of WHEELS and Master of CMD.

<Maurice Randall produces the CMD peripherals, and got behind in his business. This is an email letter he sent to the Homestead maillist.>


Tulip Sells Chicken-Lips........Side 1
by the Dutch News Agency - All about the never-ending march of Intellectual Property Rights.

Tulip Schmulip........................Side 1
by Dave Moorman - Your editor's polemics against the immortal, bloodless corporations and their blasted Rights!

< I have the right to rant and rave as I please!  :-) >

FUN WARE[edit]

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Manners Quiz..........................Side 1
by Dave Moorman - How well will you behave in Bombay?

<This is a little quiz program, with questions and answers borrowed from a web site>


Eagle Eyes..............................Side 1
by John Dearden - Spot the matches as fast as you can!

<You know this one! Thanks for the suggestion>


Galaxy!...................................Side 1
by Jason Anderson - Build your fleets. Send out your ships. Attack. Defend. Win or Die!

<Another classic from LOADSTAR (I believe on the same issue as Eagle Eyes) -- a two player space war game.>

BRAIN WARE[edit]

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Puzzle Pages...........................Side 2
by Barbara Schulak - A reprise of puzzles from the Mistress of Mind-Mangling.

<Crossword puzzles and other mind-benders, rerun from an earlier LOADSTAR>


Drop Out................................Side 2
by Ed Fournier & Barbara Schulak - Another mind-cincher for your printer.

<Another puzzle from long ago.>


The Cruciverbalist.................Side 2
by Barbara Schulak - Create your own crosswords without many cross words.

<A program for creating crossword puzzles>


Super Keno.............................Side 2
by Max. A. Chapman - If you can't gambol, gamble!

<Hmmm -- this was suggested to me by someone, too.>


Remark by Sledgie: "I have ordered a Super Keno, because in Germay was offered the game Keno. Super Keno is a simulation of a gambling, that is popular in Las Vegas."

EXPO AD WARE[edit]

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Las Vegas, Baby!...................Side 2
Like moths to bright lights!
The Slugger............................Side 2
Don't forget Louisville's greatest hit!

<These are "advertisements" for two of the US expos in 2005. Not paid ads, actually. LOADSTAR has never had paid advertising. That is why it is still around after 21 years! But these Expos are where many Commodoreans meet -- so we wanted to promote them.>


DOTBASIC WARE[edit]

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<DotBASIC is a visual design, event driven Basic extension for BASIC 2.0, which adds mouse control, menus, scrolling menus, cut/paste, boxes, and DO-Loops. Unlike most BASIC extensions, DotBASIC restores the computer to its native condition when finished.>

Introduction to DotBASIC.....Side 3
by Dave Moorman - An overview of our new interpreted language.
Getting Started.......................Side 3
Learn how easy programming can be with DotBASIC.
DotBASIC Cookbook...........Side 3
Simmer some saucy software with these routine recipes.
DotBASIC Docs......................Side 3
Five files filled with everything known about our new improvements on BASIC.
DotBASIC Data Sheet..........Side 3
Print out three reference sheets with every DotBASIC Command.
The DotBASIC Saga...............Side 3
Over a decade in the making! Here's how DotBASIC came to be.
Inside DotBASIC...................Side 3
Techno-notes on the inner workings of a C-64 interpreted language.
VDot.......................................Side 4
by Dave Moorman - Where you start creating a DotBASIC program. Full-powered screen design.
VObject..................................Side 4

by Dave Moorman - Cut up chunks of a screen and collect them into a file for easy use in your DotBASIC program.


GRAPHICS WARE[edit]

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Party Pictures.........................Side 4
by Brian Crosthwaite - Let your C-64 hypnotize your guests at your next party.

< A new program -- uses Simon's BASIC to do some interesting screen plotting. >


UTILITY WARE[edit]

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Screen to Font........................Side 4
by Dave Moorman - Turn a Doodle bitmap into font data for DotBASIC and other programs.

< A utility to cut bitmap data and put it into a custom font.>

Behind the Scenes................Side 4
by Dave Moorman - A techno look at what goes into a DotBASIC program.

< Pure bragz!>

Links[edit]

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Autor(en)[edit]

Interview No. 1 by Sledgie