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Volume 3

Number 12

February 1986

Managing Editor
Derek Meakin

Features Editor
Mike Bibby

Production Editor
Peter Glover

Art Editor
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 64,956
January-June 1985

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

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

  • MEET THE MASTER An expert appraisal of the new additions that have revolutionised the BBC Micro range.

  • ROM ROUNDUP ProWord from T. Hall and ACP's Advanced Disc Toolkit are given a thorough evaluation.

  • UP/DOWN LOADER This superb machine code disc utility will be invaluable for developing your Basic programs.

  • WHILE...WEND With this utility your BBC Micro's powerful loop structure will be more versatile than ever!

  • PLOY A game to test the old grey matter. The rules may seem easy; the strategy certainly is not.

  • BEGIN HERE The second part of our series for the novice programmer; how to LET your variables vary.

  • ELITE GUIDE If playing Elite the proper way leaves you cold, this exclusive utility will give you a flying start.

  • HARDWARE SCENE Regularly running out of memory? Opus's DDOS system, Challenger, may be just what you need.

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

  • IN THE CASTLE OF TIPAKA You'll need speed and dexterity if you're to leave the Logan King's castle in one piece.

  • USS ENDEAVOUR Thought Space Invaders was finished? This shoot up game might just change your mind.

  • DISC ASSEMBLER Solve your memory problems with this flexible utility to assemble multi-part source files.

  • ADVENTURES Alternative adventures are the topic as D&D, flight simulators and war games get an airing.

  • OSWORD 8271 We take a close look at the command set and disc errors associated with the 8271 FDC.

  • FAST VERIFY Files saved to disc can be lost. Here's a fast verify routine to check you've done it right.

  • BODY BUILDING Echos and back to front words. They're all possible using our sampler to process sounds.

  • MICROMAIL The part of the magazine you write yourself - your news, views, brainwaves and moans.

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

(c) 1986 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.