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Digital Talk 101 C64 Disk Magazine

Published 17 March 2018

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For some reason, we can never get enough disk magazines for the Commodore C64. Unusually, the Digital Talk disk magazine, or rather Das Digital Talk in its father tongue, is a German language Commodore C64 disk magazine. Don't let one little technicality of language stop you from enjoying this release.

Commodore C64 Digital Talk 101 disk magazine intro screenshot

Disk magazine... really?

The Commodore C64 is the ideal retro platform for demos, new games releases, and music synthesizers. Take a look at what the Commodore C64 is really famous for. Why buy a boring printed magazine? You can directly load up the digital experience on your Commodore C64. Your choices can be the Classic Commodore C64, the more advanced Commodore C128 or one of the many (free and commercial) Commodore C64 emulators. Magazines are a great source of news on the scene and quality links to the latest projects.

Reading in the Digital

The magazine opens with a Galencia tribute screen in classic Commodore C64 style. At this point, you know you are being transported back to 8-bit heaven. The Digital Talk title screen loads up. The magazine is predominantly German language but there are English language articles as well. The magazine is enormous and spans 4 disk images.

The Digital Talk disk magazine has some interesting options that we have not seen on other disk magazines. Your first choice is to load the music and text articles into memory all at once. The initial loading takes longer but there are less interruptions when reading the magazine. The overall menu system is both usable and full of digital glamour.

Is the magazine any good?

The Digital Talk group has been release disk magazines for the Commodore C64 for a very long time. So long in fact that this is release one-hundred-and-one. The first set of autoload articles are mostly in German. We recommend that you flick through them as the links are very useful, if a little tiresome to manually type off the screen into a web browser.

The demos included in this Commodore C64 disk magazine are:

  1. Slipstream
  2. Mousetest V2
  3. 2K Race
  4. Galencia 1.5 (10 level demo)
  5. It´s Magic 2 (demo version)

There are plenty of other tricks, hacks and trainers supplied with the Digital Talk magazine. But we will let you discover these gifts for yourself.

Screenshots

Title screen
Useful Setup Options
High Score Table
Disk 2 directory listing
2K Race (running)
It's Magic 2 (running)

Availability

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