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Volume 3

Number 7

September 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 ever changing world of your BBC Micro.

  • MICROLINK Our monthly update on the ever increasing potential of our on-line database for micros.

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

  • ADVANCED QUIZ How well do you know your BBC Micro? Find out for yourself with this in depth 10-point test.

  • GREAT BALLS OF FIRE! The mad professor's released ball lightning in the laboratory. Have you the skill to tame it?

  • THE LIGHT PROGRAM With Smileys east and Smileys west, Al's mega game is still the best - or so our Al claims.

  • SOFTWARE SCENE Our fearless reviewers present their detailed evaluation of some of the recent releases.

  • COMPETITION Aged between 16 and 20 and out of work? Here's the chance of a lifetime - a secure job.

  • 6502 GAMES The climax of the series: we combine several of the routines in one complete arcade game.

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

  • THE BBC B+ A comprehensive appraisal of Acorn's latest baby, and we've a few surprises in store.

  • GRAPHICS EXTENSION We put Acornsoft's new Graphics Extension ROM through its paces. Has it been worth the wait?

  • ERROR HANDLING The final part of our comprehensive teach-in on the BBC Micro's error handling routines.

  • QUARTERS Can you match the colours for points? A game of skill and logic for one or two players.

  • PROBLEM PAGE Our electronics guru turns his thoughts to teletext, speech, light pens and the VIA.

  • VARIABLE LISTER Debugging made easy: see how your program's variables are behaving with this superb utility.

  • BODY BUILDING Add a variable low pass filter to your micro and give the sound output the extra whoosh.

  • BASIC UTILITIES Micro Powers' programmers' aid features in the second part of our series on Basic extensions.

  • 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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