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Popular Computing Weekly Vol 4 No 43 - 24-30 October 1985

Publication Date : 24th October 1985 to 30th October 1985

Publication Contents :

Page Item
1 Atari's megabyte monster [News Item]
Atari is poised to announce a number of new additions to its ST 16-bit micro family next month.
1 TAU-CETI [News Item]
TAU-CETI is the latest title from CRL, combining icons, windows, adventure-style text input, logic puzzles, and ar cade action. Tau-Ceti will be released at the beginning of November for the Spectrum, at 9.95.
2 Sveevo's World [Advert]
Full page, full colour advert
4 Commodore C128 hampered by disk drive delay [News Item]
Purchasers of Commodore's new C128 micro, now available, will be disappointed to discover that they can only use the machine satisfactorily in one of its three modes.
4 Sir Clive's C5 venture appoints receiver [News Item]
A RECEIVER has been called in to sort out the finances of Sir Olive Sinclair's troubled electric vehicle company.
4 Datasoft in court over takeover bid [News Item]
DATASOFT, the US software company responsible for ti tles such as Bruce Lee, Goonies and Zorro, is currently involved in a court wrangle over a proposed takeover.
4 Spectrum Elite put back [News Item]
FIREBIRD has been forced to delay the launch of the version of Elite.
5 Commodore seeks to license Amiga chips [News Item]
FAVOURABLE reaction from critics and the public alike to Commodore's new Amiga micro looks set to provoke a series of imitations and Amiga-lookalikes.
5 Miner Willy in new game for January [News Item]
MATTHEW Smith, top-selling author of Manic Miner and Jet Set Willy, has at last come out of semi-retirement and writ ten the third and final part of the Miner Willy trilogy, Willy Meets the Taxman.
5 Fighter Pilot sequel launched [News Item]
EIGHTEEN months after the release of its the acclaimed Fighter Pilot simulation, Digital Integration has announced the follow-up. Tomahawk, for the Spectrum. It should be out by December at 9.95
9 Basic Basic for Atari's ST [Article]
Jeremy Vine
Anyone who has recently acquired one of the new 16-bit Atari ST machines will have noticed as well as being the 'power without the price' it is also that 'without' most of its advertised bundled software.
13 Potty Professor [Review]
John Minson
The Potty Professor isn't the inventor of a better chamberpot as far as I know, though on the evidence
13 Subterranean Striker [Review]
Tony Kendle
With this tape Amsoft has taken elements of Scramble and Defender and combined them in a game that lacks the classic simplicity of both of them.
13 QC [Review]
Jonathan Prestidge
C is an increasingly popular language aimed at a rapid and efficient compilation into machine code.
14 Winter Games [Review]
John Cook
What's the secret of good comedy? Tim ing, of course, but it is a lesser known fact that it is also the secret of good marketing. . . enter Winter Games stage left
14 Chemistry [Review]
Dave Watterson
I'll admit my own chemistry leaves a lot to be de sired. . . well, it did until I came across these pro grams. I don't want to re-sit O-levels, but if I did then this would be on my revision schedule.
14 Music Construction [Review]
Andy Moss
I remember my old piano teacher telling me week after week to practice my scales and learn my note reading.
20 Adventure by numbers [Article]
Hugh Walker
This week, some brief program notes plus the remainder of the Basic listing. Don't forget, this is not actually an adventure, but a frame work on which you can write your own by 'filling in the blanks'.
22 Deeper and deeper into space [Article]
Bob Baxter
yet another helping of code this too tired of typing, then I cein supply you WritetomeatPOBox 17, Burnham-onweek. . . a copy of the adventure on tape for 2.95 Sea, Somerset, enclosing a cheque or However, if your fingers get inclusive. postal order.
24 The adventure continues [Article]
Philip Sproston
M ostly listing this week. . . but don't worry, it's well worth the effort!
26 Driven by sound [Article]
Cy Noble
This is the first in a series of three programs for creating music on the BBC B.
27 Hall of Fame [Article]
Tony Kendle
After the fun with Find ers Keepers a few weeks ago (Septem ber 12), Gregg Shordoc of Bootle writes that he tried out a modified version of the message finder on some Amstrad programs.
28 Pure Puzzle [Review]
Tony Bridge
There is much variety in adven tures nowadays, and we have a couple of examples this week that illustrate &e two poles towards which most new text adventures seem to be moving.
38 Standard Bearers [Review]
Bruce Everiss
There is an old joke that the Isle of Man government has decided to change over to driving on the right hand side of the road.

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This exhibit has a reference ID of CH28814. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.
Article: Popular Computing Weekly Vol 4 No 43 - 24-30 October 1985

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