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Volume 5

Number 12

February 1988

Managing Editor
Derek Meakin

Group Editor
Alan McLachlan

Features Editor
Peter Davidson

Production Editor
Peter Glover

Assistant Features Editor
Steve Turnbull

News Editor
Mike Cowley

Technical Editor
Mike Cook

Promotions Editor
Christopher Payne

Reviews Coordinator
Pam Turnbull

Advertisement Manager
John Snowden

Advertising Sales
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.

  • MicroLink News
    The latest developments in Britain's largest online database

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

  • Library
    High-quality routines for you to use in your own programs.

  • Z88 Section
    We begin detailed coverage of the most useful companion ever produced for the BBC Micro - the Z88

  • Win A Powerful Database System
    There's over £600 worth of Minerva software to be won in this easy-to-enter competition.

  • Body Building
    Convert your Mode 2 grey scale screens to high-quality monochrome.

  • A Day at the Races
    We investigate the claims of an expert betting system.

  • Innovation Award - The amazing things you can do with a BBC Micro
    At last - the results of the Micro User 1988 Innovation Award, with reports on some of the most outstanding entries.

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

  • Adventures
    Philosopher's Quest solution, Yes Minister review, plus hints and tips.

  • Hac Man
    Airwolf: Complete solution with map plus hints, tips and cheats.

  • Programming Adventures
    The final part of our series on writing adventures in BBC Basic.

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


  • Ram Wars
    The environment to run your battle programs, plus more examples.

  • Pinball
    While away an hour or two playing this superb arcade simulation.


  • Get it Right!
    Baffled by checksums? At last, an assembler version with full instructions.

  • File Recovery
    This easy-to-use utility will help you rescue your lost disc files.

  • Star Gazing
    Steer a clear course through your program listing with this gazeteer.


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

  • Master Rom
    We examine the merits of a new front end for your Master.

  • Manuscript Music
    Does this music printing program live up to its promise?

  • Archimedes Review
    Can a BBC Micro program really hold its own in the Archimedes' world?

  • Nidd Valley Illustrator
    Cheap art? We discover the capabilities of this portable package.

  • Vu-Fax
    Bring out the power of teletext with this high quality product.


  • Update
    All the latest product information in the education world of the BBC Micro.

  • Windows
    We examine how to manipulate screen windows to their best effect.

  • Road to Ruin
    What is the future for computing in schools when ignorance dominates?

  • Educational Software
    Language teaching plus three educational games packs reviewed.

  • Fast answer
    A selection of solutions to a fascinating mathematical problem.

(c) 1988 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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