Homepak

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Homepak
Original author(s) Russ Wetmore
Developer(s) Batteries Included
Initial release 1984; 33 years ago (1984)
Written in Action!
Platform Atari 8-bit (original)
Commodore 64

Homepak, published in 1984 by Batteries Included, is an integrated application for the Atari 8-bit family and Commodore 64. It includes a word processor (Hometext), database (Homefind), and terminal communications program (Hometerm). Homepak was designed by Russ Wetmore (who previously wrote the game Preppie!) for Star Systems Software, Inc. The Commodore 128 version was ported by Sean M. Puckett and Scott S. Smith.

The Atari 8-bit version of Homepak is implemented in the Action! programming language from Optimized Systems Software.

Reception[edit]

Ahoy! warned "don't expect more than you pay for", stating that while HomeText was "quite nice" and HomeTerm was "wonderful", HomeFile was "very disappointing. Anyone who needs to use the database for even a mildly sophisticated operation will be frustrated and confused ... a total mess".[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schleimer, Rachel (April 1985). "HomePak". Ahoy!. pp. 82–83. Retrieved 27 June 2014. 

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