Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 33 - 18-24 August 1983

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Publication Date : 18th August 1983 to 24th August 1983

Publication Contents :

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5 Phoenix rises from the ashes [News Item]
ONE of the two founders of Romik Software the pre dominantly VicZO and Dragon games house has left to form his own company. Phoenix Software.
5 Apocalypse is here [News Item]
APOCALYPSE software appears to be the first inde pendent software house to write for the Aquarius computer.
5 The Dragon goes Forth [News Item]
FOR 14 it will soon be possi ble to buy a disc-based version of Forth for the Dragon. M and J Software plan the product, which is compatible with the Premier Microsy stems Delta disc system, for the beginning of September. The language is a fig-Forth implementation and contains its own macroassembler. Forths seem to be about in profusion for the Dragon. Cas sette-based versions are avail able from M and J, Oasis, Microtanic and Microdeal. Contact: M and J, 34 Grays Close, Scholar Green, Stokeon- Trent; Oasis, Lower North Street, Cheddar, Somerset; Microtanic, 16 Upland Road, Dulwich, London; and Mic rodeal, 14 Truro Road, St Austell, Cornwall
10 Battleships [Advert]
This program was written for aVic with an additional 3K Ram. The object of the game is to destroy the opposition's navy, before your own fleet is sent to the sea-bed.
13 The gang of four [Article]
David Kelly
The people behind Ultimate Play the Game think their company produces the best software. And they are certainly not shy about telling people.
14 Play the game [Article]
David Lawrence
Now that the price of the Commodore 64 has been slashed to what must be a more realistic figure for the home micro market, we can look forward to a flood of games and personal software. That can only be for the good since, up to now, the 64 software available has been severely limited compared to some other machines on the market. Hopefully, the period in the price wilderness will also have given some of the software houses a chance to get used to the facilities that the 64 has to offer to the commercial programmer.
37 The White Barrows [Article]
Tony Bridge
Self-confessed adventure junkie Nigel Morse is fiaving some problems witti Level 9's Colossal Adventure, Carnell Software's Black Crystal and Automata's PImanla. Nigel used tils free clue in Col ossal Adventure to find out how to get into the plover room with the lamp. Now Nigel wants to know how to get batteries for the lamp and to find out where the colossal cavern is located.
47 Fact of factoid? [Article]
Boris Allan
Iwould like to introduce you to anew word. The word came from I know not where, but I first came across it a couple of years ago. It is a good word, even though used by people in advertising, marketing, and similar areas (eg, video).

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Article: Popular Computing Weekly Vol 2 No 33 - 18-24 August 1983

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