Popular Computing Weekly Vol 4 No 25 - 20-26 June 1985

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Publication Date : 20th June 1985 to 26th June 1985

Publication Contents :

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1 Sir Clive steps down in Maxwell take over of Sinclair Research [Article]
Sir Clive Sinclair is to establish his own new technology research company, following the dramatic announcement earlier this week of an effective take over of his troubled computer company Sinclair Research by a subsidiary of Robert Maxwell's Pergamon Press-Hollis.
1 First STs snapped up by UK software houses [Article]
Atari now claims that over 100 UK software houses will be developing software for its new ST computers.
2 The future of mankind is in your hands - Dropzone [Advert]
It's the year 2085. Only a handful of people have survived the robot wards that rocked the Solar System.
4 Acorn's Italian rescue falters [Article]
Acorn Computer Group is considering selling off a number of its subsidiaries to raise additional cash.
4 Firebird buys Runestone [Advert]
Firebird has bought Runestone - the sophisticated graphics adventure - from Games Workshop.
4 "Hackers" trial adjourned in Prestel case [Article]
The trial of two men accused of "hacking" into the Prestel database in November last year opened at Bow Street court on June 12.
5 Dixons cuts Plus/4 price to under 100 [Article]
The high street chain store Dixons is selling Commodore's Plus/4 computer for just 99.90. Four C16 games are included in the price.
5 Logo and QL win awards for Sinclair [Article]
The British Microcomputing Awards for 1985 were presented last week. The awards are organised by Thames Television, VNU Business Publications and the Sunday Times, and sponsored by Barclays Bank, Computer People and W. H. Smith.
5 Commodore video digitiser from CRL [Article]
CRL is to bring out a video digitiser for the C64 and C128 designed by Austrian company Print Technik.
5 Horticultural Microfair [Article]
The Sixteenth ZX Microfair takes place this Saturday, June 22.
11 Street Life - The show goes on - interview with Mike Johnston, mastermind behind the ZX Microfairs [Interview]
Christina Erskine
Computer shows are, on the whole a necessary evil. Trekking round them is often a wearisome business: hard on the pocket, hard on the eyes (all that fluorescent light and flickering screens) and hard on the feet (you can guarantee the stands you're really interested in are at opposite ends of the exhibition hall - or halls). Absolutely none of the above applies to ZX Microfairs.
13 Elite for the Commodore 64 [Review]
Martin Croft
Elite was the biggest selling BBC/Electron game of 1984. Now Elite has appeared on the Commodore 64.
16 Back in town for a great new Show! - Microfair [Advert]
If you have a Sinclair Computer this is the show you can't afford to miss!
18 Hardware - Jack of all trades - preview of the new twin-processor Commodore C-128 [Review]
Jeff Naylor
Commodore have found themselves in a bit of quandry in the last year; attempts to replace the very successful Commodore 64 have failed, while their up-market machines are beyond the reach of the home user in the UK.
20 Star Game - Endgame - A sophisticated machine code strategy game for the Spectrum [Type-In Listing]
M. Tomlin
One of the most popular games implemented on a computer is chess. Many admirable chess programs exist on the market but none are even a close match for a good inventive human opponent.
22 Coded message - Send an SOS to your friends with this Morse trainer for the BBC [Type-In Listing]
Jonathan Temple
This program has been designed to help teach or revise Morse code. The exercises used in the program were devised by a student of seamanship and provide an effective way of learning Morse.
24 All sorted out - sort routine and print formatter for Peter Patton's Data File program for the Amstrad [Type-In Listing]
R. Halsall
Microprofile written by Peter Patton (PCW, Volume 3, issues 46-47) is a remarkably useful data file for which I have found several applications.
27 Making the grade - a program to calculate your chess grading for the Commodore 64 [Type-In Listing]
Peter Bilbrough
As every chess player knows, their grading represents a measure of chess ability, based on past performance. The higher the grading then the greater is the assumed level of skill.
31 Colourful location - utility to help you poke colour on the QL screen [Type-In Listing]
David Jones
The QL's screen is a godsend to anyone who has worked with the Spectrum's screen layout. The Spectrum's screen is in three distinct parts, whereas the QL's screen starts at the top left of the picture and progresses in order of the raster scan, i.e. from left to right, top to bottom. The screen starts in memory at 131072 (20000 hex) and progresses in 16 bit words to 163840 (28000 hex).

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Article: Popular Computing Weekly Vol 4 No 25 - 20-26 June 1985

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