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Volume 2

Number 6

August 1984

Managing Editor
Derek Meakin

Features Editor
Mike Bibby

Associate Editor
Alan McLachlan

News Editor
Mike Cowley

Technical Editor
Mike Cook

Production Editor
Peter Glover

Layout Design
Heather Sheldrick

Advertisement Manager
John Riding

Advertising Sales
Mike Hayes

Marketing Manager
Susan Lipman

Published by:
Database Publications Ltd.


  • NEWS Keep in touch with the latest happenings in the eventful world of the BBC Micro.

  • BEGINNERS Increase the power of your programs with subscripted numeric variables - it's simple!

  • TELETEXT TALES An easy-to-follow introduction to the intricacies of programming in Mode 7.

  • TELETEXT EDITOR This superb utility will allow you to create, save and edit Mode 7 screens with ease.

  • SQWHERE Simple enough for infants to play, Sqwhere will test even the most hardened gamester!

  • GRIDMAN Steer Sid around the grid, avoiding ferocious Dyllon. You'll love this pleasurable pursuit!

  • DIFFERENCE SQUARE A useful maths program aimed at the primary classroom.

  • INPUT This generalised input routine brings new ways to make programs crash-proof.

  • SCROLL Scrolling secrets of the BBC Micro revealed - we show you how to use the 6845 video chip.

  • ADVENTURES Our forthright columnist takes her usual critical look at the world of adventures.

  • SOFTWARE SCENE The latest software releases assessed by our team of frank and thorough reviewers.

  • COMPETITION Find the hidden computer jargon and win yourself Ikon's powerful new Ultradrive.

  • CASTLE OF FEAR An intriguing adventure game guaranteed to keep you enthralled for hours.

  • PROBLEM PAGE Mike Cook tells you the things you've always wanted to know but been afraid to ask.

  • DISC EDITOR This versatile utility will let you alter any byte on any sector of a forty track disc.

  • BODY BUILDING Don't waste the potential of your 1MHz bus - use it to give your micro four extra ports!

  • HARDWARE SCENE Our impartial reviewers assess two new screen dump ROMs for the BBC Micro.

  • EXCLUSIVE Simple and short, this entrancing program shows the BBC Micro's graphics capabilities.

  • MODEM OFFER Your last chance to take advantage of our special offer: Commstar plus modem for only £125!

  • SHOWTIME We're moving back to Manchester for our fifth great show. And the Walk-in Forum returns!

  • MICROMAIL The page you write yourself. Just a small selection from the flood of letters pouring in.

  • ORDER FORM From back issues to covers, cassettes to cases, everything you need is here.

(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.

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