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Volume 3

Number 1

March 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.

  • DISC SEARCH It's on the disc, but you don't know where. Find it with this superb machine code utility.

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

  • PROBLEM PAGE Our resident electronics guru turns his mind to 3in drives, screen shake and light pens.

  • CASTLE Can you demolish your opponents castle in this enthralling battle of the catapults?

  • 6502 GAMES We show how to create multi-coloured characters and move them around the screen.

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

  • BEGINNERS Is string manipulation driving you round the bend? We'll show you how simple it can be.

  • COMPETITION 2 Years Old birthday. Win a fabulous Gold BBC Micro.

  • ASTROMINES Asteroid mining is always risky - it's even worse when you're plagued by QLcrafts.

  • DATA MAKER Take the tedium out of entering data with this effective and extremely versatile utility.

  • FIRST EDITION Make the most of your micro's sound and graphics with Micro User's first book!

  • PRINTER CODES A superb routine to give your BBC Micro and Epson FX80 printer the same character set.

  • FREEBIE Thwart the wizard and regain your DNA in a superb free extra to our tape/disc offer.

  • COMMUNICATIONS A selection of hints, tips and machine code routines for the communications programmer.

  • NETWORKING The coming information explosion - how it will affect modern-owning pioneers.

  • BREAK KEY Disabling the Break key has its advantages. This useful utility shows you how to do it.

  • HARDWARE SCENE Pixy 3 and BeePlot, Weno Buggy, Z80 Second Processor and Slomo under our spotlight.

  • BODY BUILDING Let your Micro do the talking with Acorn's Speech synthesis ROM. Here's how to fit it.

  • 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.

News trade distribution:
Europress Sales and Distribution Limited.