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Volume 5

Number 8

October 1987

Managing Editor
Derek Meakin

Features Editor
Peter Davidson

Production Editor
Peter Glover

Art Editor
Heather Sheldrick

Associate Editor
Alan McLachlan

Assistant Features Editor
Steve Turnbull

Reviews Editor
Christopher Payne

News Editor
Mike Cowley

Technical Editor
Mike Cook

Advertising Sales
John Snowden
Peter Babbage

Gail Blincow

Published by:
Database Publications Ltd.

ABC 59,727
January-June 1986


  • News
    All the latest happenings in the ever-changing world of your BBC Micro.

  • Innovation Award
    More brilliant entries have been received in our much talked-about contest.

  • Archimedes Horizon
    Round-up of available software for the new Acorn supermicro.

  • Ample Music
    Learn the best techniques for programming your Hybrid music system.

  • Beginners Comms
    Untangle the terminology of inter-computer communication.

  • Hac Man
    The latest news and the best pokes for the BBC Micro arcade games.

  • MicroLink News
    What's new on Britain's nationwide online database for micros.

  • How good are you?
    Extend you programming skill to enhance our superb MicroWorks program. That's all you have to do to win a prize worth over £500.

  • Programming Adventures
    Learn how to write better Basic in our continuing series. This month we look at choosing your words.

  • Archimedes Q&A
    More of your questions answered about the new Acorn machine.

  • Problem Solved
    Expert solutions to those mind-boggling hardware problems.

  • Library
    Our readers' high-quality routines brought together for you to use.

  • Adventures
    Puppet Man review, tackling Dungeon Adventure, plus great hints.

  • Gallery
    Another line-up of colourful masterpieces created on the BBC Micro.

  • Letters
    The chance to get your news, views, moans and name into print.


  • Space Arena
    Fight to the death in this fast-action two-player space game.

  • Hit the beat
    Lay down that rhythm and see how long a sequence you can play.


  • Art for Art's Sake
    Let your imagination run wild with our screen design program.

  • The Late News
    World events in print at the speed of light from Ceefax.

  • Computing in Action
    Making a note of interest - how much is that loan really costing you?

  • Disc Servicing
    Don't lose your valuable disc data - give your disc an MOT.


  • Dotting the I's
    When it comes to compatibility how good is the KXP1081 printer?

  • Software Scene
    Experts cast a critical eye over the latest BBC Micro games releases.

  • A Kind of Magic
    Full desktop power at your fingertips with the help of the Genie.


  • News
    Up-to-date reports about ways of using the BBC Micro in education.

  • Buyer Beware
    Avoid the pitfalls when purchasing educational software for your child.

  • Going Walkabout
    We look at a package teaching how to use maps using your BBC Micro.

  • Letters
    Another selection from our mailbag expressing educational views.

(c) 1987 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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