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Popular Computing Weekly Vol 4 No 24 - 13-19 June 1985

Publication Date : 13th June 1985 to 19th May 1985

Publication Contents :

Page Item
1 Amiga's arrival pressures Atari [News Item]
Commodore looks set to launch its Amiga computer - a rival for Atari's ST and Apple's Macintosh - on July 18, in the US.
1 Amstrad goes for US 128K launch [News Item]
Amstrad has launched a 128K version of its disc-based CPC 664 at the Summer Consumer Electronics Show held in Chicago last week. The new model is intended for sale in the US this autumn.
1 Domark to develop "Biggles" game? [News Item]
Domark, which launched its A View To A Kill game based on stunts used in the new James Bond film of the same name last week, is rumoured to be in negotiations to develop a game on Biggles, a film due out this Christmas, featuring Captain W. E. Johns' famous air ace, immortalised in over fifty novels.
4 Oric bought by French company [News Item]
Oric Products International has finally been bought from the receiver by Eureka Informatique, a French distribution company.
4 Space robots kit crosses Atlantic [News Item]
Toy manufacturer Milton Bradley has launched a new range of motorised construction kits, which can be made into various vehicles, and which should soon be capable of being interfaced with a home micro.
4 Hopes of Sinclair progress hindered by accounts delay [News Item]
A meeting of Sinclair's major creditors was held last week, at which a level of support for the troubled company was agreed.
4 Acorn boss appointed from Olivetti [News Item]
Acorn has announced that Alex Uboldi, a senior director at Olivetti, has been appointed as acting managing director at the Cambridge computer company.
5 First showing of C128 at show [News Item]
The highlight of the 6th Commodore Computer Show, held in London between June 7 and June 9, was undoubtedly the first public showing of Commodore's new C128 machine in this country.
5 Receiver called in - Protek [News Item]
Protek, developer of the Protek joystick interface, a Spectrum modem and the Spectrum game Hunter Killer, has called in the receiver.
5 Software auction for charity [News Item]
An auction of computer software in aid of the Ethiopian Famine Appeal is being held at County Hall, London SE1 on June 15, starting at 11am.
7 Chicago Show dominated by Activision and Epyx [News Item]
New software at the Consumer Electronics Show, held in Chicago between June 2-5, was greatly reduced from last year in the games and educational areas, although Activision, Epyx and Broderbund introduced major new titles.
8 Joysticks Survey [Review]
Graham Taylor
Thirteen of the best, compared. In our first Arcade games special feature, a selection of the top joysticks available for micro.
11 QDOS - for smooth operators [Advert]
If you have a Sinclair QL and you want to program effectively in machine code, then Andrew Pennell's latest book is for you: The Sinclair QDOS Companion - A guide to the QL operating system.
12 Complete Arcade Addicts Guide [Article]
Pokes and tips for the Spectrum, Commodore 64, Vic 20, Amstrad, BBC, Atari, QL, Electron and Dragon. Due to the number of pokes/tips we received it is impossible to ensure that every one works; we have done our best to check as many as possible but cannot guarantee the results.
18 Star Game - Laser Cycles for the BBC B [Type-In Listing]
Jeremy Thornton
For our Arcade issue, what better than a machine code implementation of the classic game Light Cycles on the BBC B?
23 Play the market for the Spectrum [Type-In Listing]
Peter Shaw
Just in case you haven't sold those BT shares yet, try this microdrive based program for the Spectrum.
26 Memory breakdown for the Sinclair QL [Type-In Listing]
John Lawlor
Check your memory on the QL with this multi-tasking utility.
28 Graphic notes for the Commodore 64 [Type-In Listing]
Andrew Esmond
Experiment with sound for your games using this utility.
31 Private function for the Amstrad [Type-In Listing]
John Hurst
Program your own function keys on the Amstrad with this routine.


Creator : Sunshine Publications Ltd

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH28795. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.
 
Article: Popular Computing Weekly Vol 4 No 24 - 13-19 June 1985

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