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Volume 3

Number 3

May 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

  • SHOW TIME All about our next great BBC Micro Show at the New Horticultural Hall, London, May 9 -12.

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

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

  • PASCAL A thorough examination of Acornsoft's latest language package, the ISO Pascal ROMs.

  • OVERLAYS Short of RAM? These disc techniques will reduce the memory required to execute your programs.

  • STELLAR RESCUE Far-off stars are short of fuel. Can you land in hidden cities and replenish their supplies?

  • PROBLEM PAGE Our electronics guru discusses joysticks, eprom programmers and screen dumps.

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

  • 6502 GAMES In the fourth part of this series we take a look at software sprites and their movement.

  • FIRST EDITION Your chance to obtain Mike Bibby's highly praised beginner's series in one superb book.

  • CAST OF 1000s We take a light-hearted look at the mail and offer some useful advice on "downloading".

  • MUSICAL EVENTS Baffled by interrupts? This routine produces music while your Micro is otherwise engaged.

  • HARDWARE SCENE A numeric keypad, the EV1 camera, Solidisk DDFS and Syscon 6 all come under scrutiny.

  • DOMINOES You'll be seeing spots before your eyes with this simulation of the favourite pub game.

  • BODY BUILDING Now your Micro can literally "tell" you the time as this month we build a speaking clock.

  • PLOT 69 Do you find the Mode 2 plot routine too slow? This superb utility really speeds things up.

  • SHEILA Hand over the presentation of your slides to your micro. SHEILA will do all the work!

  • POUND/HASH Epson printer users will be delighted with this utility to print £ and # al the same time.

  • MICROLINK All you need is your BBC Micro, a modem, suitable software - and your away!

  • 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.