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Volume 2

Number 12

February 1985

Managing Editor
Derek Meakin

Features Editor
Mike Bibby

Production Editor
Peter Glover

Layout Design
Heather Sheldrick

Associate Editor
Alan McLachlan

News Editor
Mike Cowley

Technical Editor
Mike Cook

Advertisement Manager
John Riding

Advertising Sales
Mike Hayes
Margaret Clarke

Editor in Chief,
Database Publications

Peter Brameld

Published by:
Database Publications Ltd.

ABC 68,328
January-June 1984

  • NEWS Read all about it! All the latest events in the ever changing world of your BBC Micro.

  • SOFTWARE SCENE Our fearless reviewers present their in-depth evaluation of all the recent releases.

  • ROM REVIEW A screen dump, joystick utility and a multitasking Forth come under our scrutiny.

  • ADVENTURES Once again our frank columnist takes her critical look at the world of adventures.

  • 6502 GAMES First in a definitive series on writing games in machine code: the screen revealed.

  • BEGINNERS A fresh look at conditional statements takes us into the realm of menu-driven programs.

  • PROBLEM PAGE Our resident electronics guru turns his mind to light pens, videos, teletypes and ghosts.

  • TALKER Our "spoken word" processor for the speech chip lets you create sentences with ease.

  • 'COPTER DOGFIGHT Are you able to survive the all-out aerial combat in the enthralling two-player game?

  • MODEM OFFER Enter the exciting world of communications with our Nightingale/Commstar combination.

  • PALACE OF CRAAL In the dungeons lie adventure, a kingdom for the taking - and death for the unwary!

  • JUST IN First impressions of the latest products for the BBC Micro to catch the editor's eye.

  • PROCchange Legible listings! Let PROCchange convert capitals to lower case in procedure names.

  • FREEBIE Defend the vital isotopes from attack in this superb free extra to our tape/disc offer.

  • COMPETITION Win yourself LVL's amazing ECHO music system, worth over £150!

  • BODY BUILDING We continue our work on the Trak-Ball by using a software approach to interfacing.

  • PILOT The first BBC Micro version of Pilot - the ideal language for computer aided learning.

  • DISASSEMBLER Second Processor? Sideways ROMs? This disassembler takes them all in its stride!

  • INS AND OUTS Make use of Basic ROM routines to print out hex and decimal numbers from machine code.

  • MICROMAIL The part of the magazine you write yourself - your news, views, ideas, praise and moans!

  • ORDER FORM Back issues to binders, cassettes to cases, discs to dust covers - they're all here!

(c) 1985 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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