Acorn User - September 1984

NEW USERS
 
First Byte
Flying start
Achieve elementary animation effects with tessie Revivis 'Fly in the Sky' program
Para zone
The Paranoids drop in and they don't look friendly
 
Hints & Tips
Keeping control of a scrolling listing 
When to use brackets
Random numbers from string functions
VDU commands
Handling numbers
Checks for disc drive and printer
Ribbon economy
Cassette care and when to switch off
 
Letters
Piracy and protection
Copying ROM
The big joke in the land of OZ
Break key side effects
Computers in adult literacy
 
Dear kitty
Why those extraordinay sympols?
What are sideways ROMs and RAMs?
 
BUSINESS
 
Nucleus power
Z80 bundle's Nucleus system generator, which allows a company to create its own menu-based programs
 
Accountability
Acornsoft's business suite of programs, with a review of the two accounts packages for the small company
 
EDUCATION
 
Problem-solving
 
ATOM
 
Smart operators
Atom's indirection operators query (?) and pling (!)
 
Atom Forum
Text processor for Base-2 printers, single-stepping through a machine-code program with VIA fitted, a full comand and a wire-frame acorn
 
REVIEWS
 
Torch Unicorn
 Torch's Unicorn system on trial: with its 16-bit and Z80 processors, 20mb hard disc drive plus floppy drive it opens up the Unix environment to the Beeb
 
Alternative keyboard
Report on Microwriter's beeb-specific Quinkey add-on from Peter Voke.  Is the keyboard revolution at hand?
 
Parfitt plotter
Exclusive preview of the Parfitt plotter
 
Games
1984, Incentive's government simulation
Cylon Attack and Chuckie Egg by A&F
Overdrive, Hunchback and Battletank from Superior
Dallas from Cases
Fortress from Pace
Frak by Aardvark
 
Utility software
Salamander's Turbo Compiler
Multi-Aid by Dynabyte
 
Educational software
System software's Titrations
Text handling with Daco's the Storyline
ABC letter association  program
Alphabet from Opalsoft
 
REGULARS
 
News
The law that could revolutionise teletext
The thoughts of chairman Curry
New deal for the Electron
The Acorn User show
 
Acorn User software
All Acorn User's listings on a tape
 
Beeb Forum
Wordwise copies at a keystroke
Green screen characters
Fastest dump in the West
Teletext editing on screen
 
DFS OSWORD II
Create your own disc formatter
 
How it works
A better random number generator
 
Software Top 20
 
User groups
Acorn Abuser's Diary
 
IN THIS ISSUE
 
GETTING ANIMATED
I  Sprite Design
Make up your own cartoon characters and shapes in colour with a few simple keystrokes
 
II Flying program
First Byters learn techniques of writing a program to produce movement on the screen and sound
 
Problem pages
 
Tapping into Tass
With the right equipment you can use your Beeb to unscramble and print-out coded radio teletype signals from aroung the world
 
 

Date : 1st April 2009

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH3982. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.
 

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