Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 28 - 14-20 July 1983

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Publication Date : 14th July 1983 to 20th July 1983

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5 Vic add-on [News Item]
the game, by relocating the expansion Rom to a different area of the VIC20's memory map under software control. With the auto-run disabled, software in the Softswitch program allows the cartridge program to be copied either to cassette or disc.
5 Prices slashed on Oric [News Item]
ORIC has announced substan tial price reductions on its 16K and 48K machines. The 48K comes down by 30 to 139.95 and the 16K re turns, after a brief spell at 129.95, to its original launch price of 99.95.
5 Julian becomes the video king [News Item]
EIGHTEEN year old Julian Rignall has become the 1983 Video Arcade Game Cham pion. Julian successfully fought off competition from over 500 of the country's top arcade players to win the title. The best 18 met for the final held in London last Thursday. Julian received a prize of his own arcade machine, worth over 1,500, presented by the spon sors of the competition, UK arcade machine manufacturer, Taitel.
7 Flying backwards [Article]
G D Davies
I think I may have found a major bug in Psion's Flight Simulation for the 48K Spec trum. I set course for Lake Long from the SW corner of the map, intending to have a look at it from a great height. At 20,000 ft I dived for a low-level pass over the lake, but at 5,000ft I had left it too late to pull out of the dive.
10 Bomber Run [Advert]
Bomber Run for the Commodore 64 utilises hi-resolution graphics to con struct a random cityscape, and sprites to controi the position of the plane and bomb.
17 A routine program [Article]
Bryan Skinner
Although Ihave stressed the top-down approach to program design (PCW, 3-11 May), such a technique does have its disadvantages. Perhaps the most salient of these is that it provides poor detail as to exactly how the various routines required are to be performed.
47 Full of fables [Article]
Boris Allan
It Is very true and will receive universal acclaim that most microcomputer software (and especially games) Is well nigh fabulous. Dr Samuel Johnston, In his Dictionary pub lished In 1755, gives the following definition of fabulous: feigned; full of fables, or Invented tales

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Article: Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 28 - 14-20 July 1983

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