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Volume 3

Number 5

July 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 68,388
July-December 1984

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

  • COMPETITION You chance to win the fabulous disc-based version of The Hobbit!

  • DRAUGHTS There's hours of fun in this superb micro version of the ever popular board game.

  • RAMIFICATIONS A complete market survey of ROM/RAM boards plus two utilities for sideways RAM users.

  • MUTANT FLY High speed arcade action: Have you the courage to tackle the deadly monsters?

  • INSIDE BASIC We continue our series on using BBC Basic's own routines in machine code programming.

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

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

  • MICROLINK Get in on the most ambitious development yet in the expanding world of telecomputing.

  • COMPACTER Save time and valuable storage space with this utility to compress the Mode 2 screen.

  • COMPUTERSPEAK Is computer jargon tying you in knots? Fear not, we'll try to unravel some of the mysteries.

  • DOUBLE HEIGHT A fascinating routine to let you print double height characters by intercepting OSWRCH.

  • MICRO DISCO Let your graphics swing to your favourite recordings with these video techniques.

  • ALARM CLOCK Tired of dropping off during your late night sessions? This program will help you.

  • UPGRADE We explore how the second processor options can give your BBC Micro increased power.

  • COMPOX This 3-dimensional version of Noughts and Crosses will really exercise your mind.

  • 6502 GAMES In Part V of the series we look at scoring and how to incorporate the high score table.

  • PROBLEM PAGE Stepper motors, music, printers and nautical communications are all examined.

  • INITIALISING THE OS A detailed guide to how the operating system functions when you switch on or press Break.

  • BODY BUILDING Wouldn't it be nice if the BBC Micro had a numeric keypad? Here's how to build one.

  • COOK'S TOUR A personal look at what is, was and should be happening in the world of the BBC Micro.

  • 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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