This special issue of Commodore Format came inside the box with new C64s in 1991.
Anybody who got a brand new Commodore 64 during 1991 (The Terminator 2 pack, minus a datasette, poor loves!) got a special copy of CF inside the box welcoming to the world of our favourite beige box. Most of “issue 0” was adverts, but we’ve reproduced the meaty bits for you here. In case you’re wondering, the cover was CF11’s Terminator II painting.
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Editor Colin Campbell welcomes newbies to the world of the C64. And some of designer Lam Tang’s famous wavy text. He was very proud of that look – which came to define the first half of the magazine’s life.
Andy Roberts walks players through their “free” game. Bit tough that motorbike section, we recall.
The T2 package was a last ditch attempt by Commodore to squeeze a bit more life out of the machine. Terminator 2 came on cartridge, and the bundle shipped without a datasette – which even in the early 90s was seen as old hat. Note that a datasette is NOT one of the “essential” add ons featured here! A small number of hard-to-find T2 packages came with a disc drive…but incredibly, Commodore was still pushing (the dead!) C64 cartridge format.
CF’s guide for noobs. Quite a few of which you’d need a tape deck for!