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Ahoy! № 26.jpg
Ahoy! № 26 (February 1986)
Frequency Monthly
Publisher Ion International
First issue January 1984
Final issue January 1989
Country United States
Based in New York City

Ahoy! was a computer magazine published between January 1984 and January 1989 that focused on all Commodore International color computers, but especially the Commodore 64 and Amiga. It was noted for the quality and learnability[clarification needed] of its type-in program listings.[citation needed]

History and profile[edit]

The first issue of Ahoy! was published in January 1984.[1] The magazine was published monthly by Ion International and was headquartered in New York City.[1] It published many games in BASIC and occasionally printed programs in standard, readable assembly language rather than the relatively obscure hexadecimal listings used by other magazines such as Compute! and RUN, although in its February 1985 issue Ahoy! did publish a machine language checksumming program called Flankspeed to compete with the likes of Compute!'s MLX.[2]

Ahoy!'s AmigaUser was a related but separate publication dedicated to the Amiga. It was spun off from a series of columns in Ahoy! with the same title, and the first two issues were published instead of the parent magazine in May and August 1988.


  1. ^ a b Paul Allen Panks (29 April 1998). "Commodore Magazine FAQ V2.0 out!". PPanks. Retrieved 24 December 2015. 
  2. ^ Scribd

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