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Volume 6

Number 4

June 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


  • Electron & BBC Micro User Show
    You'll find the very latest software and peripherals for the complete Acorn range at the next Electron & BBC Micro User Show. There's so much to enjoy as Acorn in Action demonstrates some of the truly amazing projects powered by Acorn machines.

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

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

  • Prolog
    More on how to program this artificial intelligence language.

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

  • 3D Surfaces
    Discover how to program and display complex shaded landscapes.

  • Library
    High-quality routines which you can use in your own programs.

  • Mad Hatter
    Our monthly look at adventure games - old, new and revamped.

  • Hac Man
    A wealth of useful hints and tips from our resident games expert.

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


  • Beastoids
    Fight for your life against the hungry beasts in the asteroid belt.


  • Peepshow
    Save your screens and colours for future use with a single key press.

  • Tape Inlay Printer
    A useful routine to help you produce new labels for tape boxes.

  • Archie Pixel Editor
    Modify any graphics screen - right down to the individual pixels.

  • *WITH Overlays
    Run this utility to write bigger Basic programs using less memory.


  • Fax *File Organiser
    A page designer plus utility disc is it worth turning yuppy for?

  • Software Scene
    Our experts cast their eyes over the latest and greatest releases.

  • Communications
    A look at the software supplied with the new MicroLink modem

  • Archimedes Software
    We put a brand new Artisan support disc through its paces.

  • Master Emulation
    A rom to give the power of the Master to your humble Model B.

  • SideWise
    A memory-resident electronic notepad comes under the microscope.

  • Music 2000
    The latest in music hardware to give Midi power to your BBC Micro.

  • LSP-100 Printer
    Back to basics with a low-cost printer with excellent capabilities.


  • Update
    Up-to-the-minute news of the BBC Micro in the world of education.

  • The Power Game
    Supply electricity to the national grid with this superb simulation.

  • Education Reviews
    Three pages of the best in software for the BBC Micro in schools.

  • Big Brother at School
    Can this software take the chore out of keeping pupils profiles?

Z88 Section

  • Display
    Enhance the display of your Z88 by defining your own characters.

  • Converter
    A routine to take Pipedream files to your favourite word processor.

(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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