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Volume 5

Number 9

November 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

News Editor
Mike Cowley

Technical Editor
Mike Cook

Promotions Editor
Christopher Payne

Reviews Coordinator
Pam Turnbull

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.

  • Zarch
    The most exciting game ever released...on the fastest micro in the world. Now we can reveal the secrets of how the author, David Braden, came to write this stunning game. Plus his vision of the future.

  • Adventures
    The Mad Hatter presents a compilation of your clues and ideas.

  • Problem Solved
    More answers to some of those mind-boggling hardware problems.

  • Hac Man
    The full solution to Cholo together with the best hints and tips.

  • Beginners Communications
    What you'll find when you call Britain's biggest bulletin board.

  • Library
    More high quality routines brought together for you to use.

  • Computing in Action
    Make sure you don't buy more paint than you really need.

  • Ceefax Guide
    What's coming this month on the BBC's telesoftware pages.

  • Squaring Circles
    Find out for yourself how to draw circles fast on your BBC Micro.

  • Innovation Update
    Some of the entries to The Micro User innovation Award 1987.

  • Body Building
    Our technical guru asks whether it's worth using salvaged LCDs.

  • MicroLink News
    More developments on Britain's nationwide online database for micros.

  • Win
    a rom board packed with roms, courtesy of Watford Electronics to celebrate their 15th birthday.

  • Gallery
    Colourful masterpieces created by our readers on the BBC Micro.

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


  • Dune Hunter
    Command the dune Flier in this fast-scrolling galactic battle.


  • Colour Touch-up
    An easy way to edit your graphics screens - right down to their pixels.

  • Lister
    How to print out text and Basic programs in neat columns.


  • Three Cs
    Three BBC Micro implementations of this powerful language compared.

  • Software Scene
    Our experts cast a critical eye over the latest games releases.

  • Brought to Book
    We take a close look at two new books on View.

  • Master Board
    The BBC Master doesn't need a ROM board - or does it?

  • Shades of Colour
    Give your BBC Micro 4096 colour potential - with the help of SPX.


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

  • Teachers' Notes
    Why wait for the post when you can get Teachers' TV notes instantly?

  • Reviews
    A desktop publishing package, plus an educational adventure.

  • 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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