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Volume 1

Number 11

January 1984

Managing Editor
Derek Meakin

Features Editor
Mike Bibby

Technical Editor
Mike Cook

Art Editor
Peter Glover

Advertisement Manager
John Riding

Advertising Sales
Mike Hayes

Marketing Manager
Sue Casewell

Editor-in-Chief of
Database Publications:

Peter F. Brameld

Published by:
Database Publications Ltd.


  • NEWS Keep in touch with all that's happening in the bustling BBC Micro world.

  • BEGINNERS Learn to space out your programs in the latest instalment of our series for beginners.

  • ADVENTURES Our lively regular column on adventures begins with a critical appraisal of six programs.

  • GRAPHICS We investigate the use of GCOL1 and 2, seeing how they apply to multi-plane images.

  • SOFTWARE SCENE Our team of frank and thorough reviewers assess some of the latest software releases.

  • BARRELS You've never worked so hard for a cup of tea as in our latest fun-packed game.

  • SOUND ADVICE Make your SOUND statements stand patiently in line with our latest micro-music article.

  • BITS AND BYTES This popular occasional series returns with an easy to follow look at binary operations.

  • COMPETITION Provide Bob with an excuse for buying his disc drive, and win a 3in drive yourself.

  • BACK ISSUES Make sure your Micro User collection is complete. All you've missed and how to get it.

  • BOOKSHELF A thorough assessment of two of the latest books devoted to the BBC Micro.

  • HARDWARE REVIEW Our impractical experts give their assessment of new pieces of hardware for the BBC Micro.

  • BOOKSHOP We've chosen 10 of the best books for the BBC Micro for this month's offer to readers.

  • ADDICT No apologies for printing this controversial insight into the sad world of the micro addict.

  • BODY BUILDING Add the mighty muscles of a DFS to your micro - a complete do-it-yourself guide.

  • NOTEPLAY Turn your micro into an easy-to-play musical instrument with this outstanding utility.

  • SUBSCRIBE NOW A year's subscription to the Micro User will bring you a FREE Micro User cassette.

  • TAPE & DISC OFFER Save yourself the chore of keying in programs from this issue with this month's cassette or disc.

  • PRINTING LEVELS A multi-tone screen dump for Epsons. A clever machine code utility which reproduces the VDU.

  • MICROMAIL The section that you write yourself - Your ideas, queries and opinions make fascinating reading.

    FREE! Inside this issue:

  • Electron User - Twelve exciting programs in this, the final issue of ELECTRON USER before it goes solo!

(c) 1984 Database Publications Ltd.

The Micro User is an independent publication and neither the BBC nor Acorn Computers Ltd are responsible for any of the articles in this issue or for any of the opinions expressed.

Distribution to the news trade in the UK and Ireland is by Wells Gardner, Darton and Co Ltd.