Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 30 - 28 July - 3 August 1983

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Publication Date : 28th July 1983 to 3rd August 1983

Publication Contents :

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5 CBS agrees to tie-up with Qulcksiiva [News Item]
CBS Records has agreed to distribute Quicksilva's soft ware.
5 US printer comes over [News Item]
ALPHACOM32 is a new printer for the ZX Spectrum. The machine is very similar to the Timex-Sinciair 20-40 printer sold in the US - it is manufactured by the same company. Like Sinclair's more familiar UK model, the ZX printer, the Alphacom 32 uses aluminised paper for printing but it is slightly wider - dVi inches. Available from Dean Electronics, Glendale Park, Fernbank Road, Ascot, the Alphacom 32 is priced at £99.95.
7 Guarantee system [Article]
Abbex the Games People
We, Abbex The Games People, were extremely pleased to see the letter from David M Webb in your issue of 7-13 July on Copy-cat pro grams. We are in whole hearted agreement with the sentiments expressed and we would like to assure all our customers that we have for some months now operated a guarantee system on program tapes such as they suggested.
10 Money Snake [News Item]
Money Snake for the unexpended VIC20 just fits into the 3.5K memory. The object of the game is to guide your greedy snake 'Fred' around a room, eating pounds and the occasional diamond. But, beware — these goodies can change to deadly dollars. Ifyou hit the wall, or your own body, then you die with a spectacular explosion. You gain 10 points for each pound you eat and a mystery number of points for each diamond.
13 A little micro music [Article]
David Kelly
Pete Shelley—ex-leader of the punk band The Buzzcocks — has a new solo album out, featuring a ZX Spectrum program.
14 Arcade amusements! [Review]
Brian Cadge
Many new companies, or at least new to ttie Dragon, have now started produc ing game programs for this machine. In this review of the latest software (mainly arcade type), we look at what these companies have to offer — their prices are often as high as the established com panies, but how does the quality compare? Reversi from Coppice Software is the ancient game of Othello. The program is very well packaged and comes complete with an extensive playing manual. Once the Basic program has been Loaded and Run, a short machine code 'move/search' routine is Loaded from tape.
47 Another language for the BBC [Article]
Boris Allan
Acorn will shortly announce another lan- ,guage Rom for the BBC machine — BCPL. In fact, many of the more sophisticated ideas in BBC Basic derive from the language. For example — indirection operators. Users of the BBC machine will have noticed the section in the user guide on their use. In BBC Basic there are three indirection operators: "?" (the query), "I" (the pling), and "$" (the dollar).

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Article: Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 30 - 28 July - 3 August 1983

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