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Computist magazine was an Apple-II oriented publication distributed and sold between 1981 and 1993. Created by Charles Haight of Softkey Publishing, the magazine was dedicated primarily to issues of copy protection, duplication of software, and matters related to the deprotection process. Originally called Hardcore Computing, the name was soon changed after a young reader's parent complained about the adult-sounding title. Besides the main Computist magazine, Softkey also published related title...


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Hardcore Computist Book of Softkeys Volume 1, taken from Hardcore Computist issues #1-5. Includes Apple Disks (Softkey To), Boot Code Tracing, Boot Code Tracing Revisited, Demuffins, Diskedit, Diskview, Getting On The Right Track, Hidden Locations Revealed, A Fix for RANA Drive Owners, Tricks and Bombs, Softkeys.
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Hardcore Computist Issue #19. Includes Double Your ROM Space by Ray Darrah, The Games of 1984: In Review - Part II by Jeff Hurlburt, Towards A Better F8 ROM by Earl Taylor, the Nibbler: A Utility Program To Examine Raw Nibbles From Disk by Jan J. Eugenides & Ray Darrah, Input, Softkey For Rendezvous With Rama by Jeff Lucia, A Backup For Peachtree's "Back To Basics" Accounting System by Clay Harrell, Softkey for The HSD Statistics Series by Dr. Phillip Romine, Removing Boot-Up...
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Computist issue #87. Includes Most Wanted Softkeys, RDEX Contributors, unClassifieds, The Product Monitor (Big-Mem Fix for Appleworks 2.0, Budokan: The Martial Spirit, Build Your Own Stereo Board, The Happy CRT, I Want My GS RAM III!, Magic Candle II Support, Missing Persons, Platinum Painting Made Easy, Their Finest Hour: The Battle of Britain, Wraith), Features Notes and Such (Basics of Cracking Part #14, Build Your Own Stereo Board!, Kracking SSI's RDOS, MECC 3.5" disk softkeys, MECC...
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Computist Issue #48 (1987). Includes - Softkey for...Apple Business Graphics by Rich Etarip, Dungeon Editor and Encounter Editor by Jim S. Hart, Softkey for...Shadowkeep by Christopher Dean, Use Your Selector Editor To Master Shadowkeep's Dangers by Christopher Dean, Hardware Corner part II: A Real Time Activity Monitor by Bobby, Readers Data Exchange (includes index of Softkeys)
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Hardcore Computist Issue #59. Includes Editorial, Bugs, Most Wanted Softkeys, Boot IIc Utilities on any compatible, Help with Ultima V, From Printmaster to Print Shop, The Invincible Bard (III), The Deprotection Game, Patching ProDOS 1.1.1, The Product Monitor, AppleWorks and the ImageWriter II.
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Hardcore Computist Issue #52. Includes Editorial, Bugs, Most Wanted Softkeys, The Product Monitor by Jeff Hurlburt, Unprotecting The Unprotectable MacIntosh Softkeys! by John Doe, A.P.T. Conucopia by Willem Moolenaar, APT for Alternate Reality: Dungeon Create A Super-Human by Thomas V. Rapheid, Softkey for SSI's RDOS disks I. ProDOS RDOS II RDOS Transfer Utility by M.M. McFadden, Making Cracked II Plus Disks Work On the IIc by Christopher Dean.
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Galleys (unfinished drafts) of Computist Issue #91 from the collection of Jeff Hurlburt. Includes The Product Monitor: At the Adventurer's Inn, Crusaders of the Dark Savant (Wizardry VII, Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge, The Summoning, Prophecy of the Shadow, Super Space Invaders, Daughter of Serpents, Martian Dreams (Ultima: World of Adventure), MS-DOS 6 Upgrade. Guest Reviews: Battle Chess Multimedia Version by Baywoof, Lords of Time by S.H. Bruton. Fast Frames, Updates, Etc.: Shadow...
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Computist issue #30. Includes a softkey for Millionaire by William Clarke, SSI's RDOS softkey by Mike McConnell, Fantavision softkey by Mike Saul, Spy vs. Spy softkey by Danny Pollak, Dragonworld softkey by Timothy James Strelchun, Increasing Your Disk Capacity by Phil Goetz, Ultimaker IV: An Ultima IV Character Editor by Danny Pollak, Input (letters), Most Wanted, Readers' Softkey & Copy Exchange (King's Quest by Jean Michael Gorge, Mastering the SAT by Danny Pollak, Easy As ABC by B....
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Computist issue #74. Includes Editorial Note, RDEX Contributors, Most Wanted Softkeys, The Product Monitor (Report from the Computer Wars, Populous, The Magic Candle, Grand Prix Circuit, Windwalker, Space Rogue, Powerdrome, Dragon Strike, Champions of Krynn, Solitaire Royal, Knights of Legend), Fast Frames Updates Etc (Copy II Plus 9.2?, Too Old to Turbo Mouse), Features Notes & Such (A Public Service Message, Bad Block Maker Program, BBS General Messages, BBS News, Bug in Computist #67,...
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Computist issue #27, the first issue after its rename from Hardcore Computist. Includes softkeys for Microzines 1-5 by L.A. Carreira, Microzones 7-9 softkeys by Phil Pattengale, alternate method for Microzines by Eric Ondler, Phi Beta Filer softkey by Klaus Iden, Swords of Kadash softkey by Michael R. Ditz, Daleks: Exploring Artificial Intelligence by H. Zeh and Jeff Hurlburt, Making 32k or 16k Slave Disks by Speed Hacker, The Games of 1985: Part II by Jeff Hurlburt, Input (letters), Most...
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Hardcore Computist issue #5. Includes Getting On The Right Track by Robert Linden, Unlocking Bill Budge's Trilogy by Michael Decker, Fixing The Softkey for Bag of Tricks by Earl Taylor, Cracking the Eggbert II Communications Disk (RTTY/CW/TRANSFER) by Keith S. Goldstein, Backing-Up Starcross by Jeff Rivett, Boot Code Tracing Hard Hat Mack by Rich Lyon, Readers' Softkey and Copy Exchange (Backing Up Dark Crystal by Clay Harrell, Screenwriter II Softkey by Daniel Price, Softkey for Visilife by...
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Hardcore Computist issue #21. Includes Softkey for Archon by Steve McLendon, Demystifying the Quarter Track by Bruce Wayne Jones, Deprotecting DB Master version 4+ by Clay Harrell, ProShadow: A ProDOS Disk Monitor by Doni G. Grande, Deprotecting Dazzle Draw by Clay Harrell, Softkey for Twerps by M. M. McFadden, letters, Readers' Softkey and Copy Exchange (Advanced Blackjack Softkey by Jim Mitchell, Deprotecting Megaworks by Mike Stafford, Unprotecting Summer Games by Dan Lui, Backing Up the...
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Hardcore Computing Issue #3 Update 3.1. How to use the I.O.B. Data Statements, Modifying IOB for Single Disk Drive, Boot Code Trace, Advanced Playing Techniques for Castle Wolfenstein, Hardware Review: The Replay Card.
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Hardcore Computing Issue #2 Update #1. Hardcore Menu Core Program, Softkey Part 3, Peeking (-16384), Getting A$, Byte Conversion Chart, Errors and Notes.
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ardcore Computist issue #24. Includes softkeys for three Electronic Arts releases (Seven Cities of Gold, Archon II: Adept, and Adventure Construction Set) by Steve and Rod Smith, softkey for Grolier's Knowledge Explorer series of programs by Jay O'Donnell, Xyphus softkey by Glenn Smottlach, F-15 Strike Eagle by Larry Jasonowicz, Injured Engine softkey by Clay Harrell, Essential Data Duplicator copy parameters from Utilico Microware, Direct Sector Access from DOS by Bryan Farlow and Robert...
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Computist issue #35. Includes Hi-res Cribbage softkey by William Hinger, Olympic Decathlon softkey by Marc Lirette, Revisiting F-15 Strike Eagle by Jim Wallace, Masquerade softkey by Steve & Rod Smith, The Hobbit softkey by J.J. Gifford, Putting a New F8 on Your Language Card by Ken Burnell, Exploring ProDOS by installing a CPS Clock Driver by Paul Blumstein, The Senior PROM review by Robert Knowles, Sword of Kedash advanced playing techniques by John Della Pia, Input (letters), Most Wanted...
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Computist issue #34. Includes Crisis Mountain softkey by Rene Gaudet, Terripin Logo softkey by Tom Moore, Apple Logo II softkey by Bill Fogg, Fishies 1.0 softkey by Kevin Sartorelli, SpellWorks softkey by A.L. Head, Jr., Gumball softkey by Rich Etarip, More ROM Running by Wes Felty, Infocom Revealed by George & John Bigelow, Input (letters), Most Wanted List, Bugs, Readers' Softkey & Copy Exchange (Rescue at Rigel by M.M. McFadden, Crazy Mazey by Tony Phalen, Conan by Paul Chan Shun Ho,...
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Computist Issue #47 (1987). Includes - An Enhancement For...Infocom-Text Reader by Kevin Sartorelli, Color Ultimapper mod to Ultimapper IV by Dave Ciotti, Towne Mapper utility for Ultima IV by Greg Bernhardt, Dungeon Mapper untility for Bard's Tale by Greg Bigelow, Softkey for...Charlie Brown's 1, 2, 3's by Jeff Drelling, Put Your Bit-Copy Utilities Into Fast Access RAM Drive by Jerry D. Greer, Hardware Corner: How To Interrupt Your Apple by Bobby, Readers Data Exchange (includes index of...
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Hardcore Computist issue #23. Includes Choplifter softkey by Todd C. Wilson, Mufplot softkey by Edward E. Harte, Flashcalc softkey by Doni G. Grande, Karateka softkey by Danny Pollak, Newsroom softkey by Doni G. Grande, E-Z Draw softkey by Nick Galbreath, Using A.R.D. to Softkey Mars Cars by Chris Chenault, How to be the Writemaster by William Wingfield Jr., Wheel of Money by Jiro Feingold and Ray Darrah, letters, most wanted list, bugs, readers' softkey & copy exchange (Gato by Clay...
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Hardcore Computist issue #3. Includes No More Bugs: The Sequel, Backing Up Visiplot/Visitrend, Copy Tip for Sneakers, Softkey for Bag of Tricks, Hidden Locations Revealed, more on Multiplan, more parameters for Copy II Plus, playing techniques for Choplifter, tips for Cranston Manor and Strange Odyssey, Map Maker, note to subscribers, letters, advertising index, program index, checksum index.
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Hardcore Computist Book of Softkeys Volume 3, taken from Hardcore Computist issues #11-15. Includes How to Use This Book, What is a Softkey?, Softkeys, Breaking Locksmith 5.0 Fast Copy, Csaver, The Core Disk Searcher, Modified ROMs, The Armonitor.
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Hardcore Computist Issue #51. Includes The Cryptarithmetic Helper by Kevin Lepard, Using EDD IV to Modify Tracks & Sectors by Stanley Planton, APT for Bard's Tale by Paul Johnson, RAMfactor od for Laser 128 by Ralph Augenfeld, A.P.T. for Ultima IV by Matt Ownby, The Product Monitor by Jeff Hurlburt, Get Better Sound by John Weigley, Making a Fast Boot Disk by John Weighly, APT for Might & Magic by Carole Fox.
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Computist issue #37. Includes Under Fire softkey by John Howard, Pegasus II softkey by Ed Croft, Take 1 softkey by J.J. Gifford (revisited), Flight Simulator II v1.05 softkey by Eric Sunshine (part 2), Playing Karateka on a //c by Bill Hamshire, Track Finder by Denny Colt, Sylk to Dif by D.W. Walkey, Breaking In: Tips for Beginners by Dave Templin, Copy][Plus review by Jerry D. Greer, The DOS Alterer by J.J. Gifford, Input (letters), Most Wanted List, Readers' Softkey & Copy Exchange (Magic...
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Hardcore Computist Issue #18. Includes Softkey For The Scholastic Version of Bank Street Writer by James Daniels, Softkeying Applewriter //e by Peter Edelsten, Installing A Free Sector Patch Into Applewriter //e by Bob Bragner, The Games of 1984: In Review by Jeff Hurlburt, 65C02 Chips Now Available, Checksoft v2 by Ray Darrah, Simple Copy Protection by Rohn Smith, RKCopy: Backing-Up SSI's Non-RDOS Disks by M.M. McFadden, Input, Softkey For BPI Accounting Programs by Roger J. Hofmeister,...
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Hardcore Computist Issue #16. Includes Secret Weapon: RAMcard by Ken Greenlaw, Deprotecting Sensible Speller for ProDOS by Peter Rongays, The Controller Writer by Nick Galbreath, A Fix For The Beyond Castle Wolfenstein Softkey, The Lone Catalog Arranger by Ray Darrah, Softkey For Sideways by Jack Burke, Input, Rescue Raiders Softkey and APT's by Clay Harrell, Deprotecting Sheila by Tom Phelps, Deprotecting Basic Building Blocks by Doni G. Grande, Deprotecting Artsci Programs by Ray Darrah,...
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Hardcore Computist Issue #15. Includes Mastertype Softkey by Peter Rongays, Stickybear BOP Softkey by Jerry Caldwell, MREAD/MWRT Update by Gary Peterson, Cumulative INDEX to Hardcore Publications: 1981-1984, A Boot From Drive 2 by Michael Philips, DB Master's Data Compression Techniques by Alan and Valerie Floeter, Boot Code Trace For Tic Tac Show by Steve Fillipi, Input, Deprotecting The Financial Cookbook by Pete Levinthal, Softkey For Escape From Rungistan by Chris Chenault, Putting The Byte...
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Computist Issue #71. Features: A Bug in Copy II Plus Version 9.0, A Reader Review of the Trac Card, Deprotecting MircoLab Disks, Enhancements to APT Scanner, Locksmith 6.0 Fastcopy with E.A. RWTS (Revised), Putting Bubble Ghost in Harddisk, Super IOB Block Patch, The Computist BBS, The Junior PROM, The Mandelbrot Set, The Product Monitor. Softkeys: 4th and Inches: Team Construction Disk, 2400 AD, A Science Experiment, An Introduction to General Chemistry, Analogies - Advance I & Advanced...
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Hardcore Computing Issue #3 Update 3.2. Unlocking Hyperspace Wars, Introducing Softquest U.S.A., How to Survive Night Falls, Back it Up II+ Technical Notes, Let's Map Ultima, Hyperdos without Init, Bugs.
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Hardcore Computist Book of Softkeys Volume 2, taken from Hardcore Computist issues #6-10. Includes Introduction, What is a Softkey? Softkeys for Software, How to Make DEMUFFIN PLUS, Super IOB 1.5, Using ProDOS on a Franklin Ace, CrunchList, Controller Saver, Making Liberated Backups That Retain Their Copy-Protection, Examining Copy-Protected AppleSoft BASIC Programs, APT (Advanced Playing Technique).
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Hardcore Computist issue #8. Includes DeProtecting Robotron by Clay Harrell, Breaking Windows: Softkey for Legacy of Lyllgamyn by Jim Kaiser, Softkey for The Artist by Walt Campbell, Softkey for Data Factory Version 5.0 by L.S. Davis, Corefiler Formatter by Ray Darrah, ProDOS Data Encryptor by Gary Peterson, Copying the Uncopyable: Essential Data Duplicator by Steven Zupp, Best of the Bit Copiers: A Comparison by Phillip Romine, Readers' Softkey and Copy Exchange (Backing Up The Spy Strikes...
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Computist issue #61, November 1988. Includes Double DOS by Edward Teach, Deprotection tips for DOS and ProDOS by Gary Verbuch, A Search Command for II's by Bill Jetzer, Zip Chip finally ships by Gary Verbuch & Nemoran Pierre, The Product Monitor by Jeff Hurlburt, Where in Europe is Carmen Sandiego on a 3½" disk by Jim S. Hart, A self-booting Thexder on a 3½" disk by Jim S. Hart, Capture protected RWTS with RWTS Worm by Jim S. Hart.
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Computist issue #64, February 1989. Includes Apple DuoDISK Modification by Zorro, The Bard's Dressing Room III by Joe Montano, EOADIS Adapter by Bill Jetzer, Merging Controllers into Super IOB by Bill Jetzer, The Product Monitor by Jeff Hurlburt.
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