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Volume 7

Number 3

May 1989

Managing Editor
Derek Meakin

Group Editor
Alan McLachlan

Features Editor
Peter Davidson

Production Editor
Peter Glover

Deputy Features Editor
Steve Turnbull

News Editor
Don Lewis

Technical Editor
Mike Cook

Promotions Editor
Christopher Payne

Promotions Coordinator
Robin Nixon

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 events in the ever-changing world of your BBC Micro.

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

  • Problem Solved
    A helping hand with some of those mind-testing hardware problems.

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

  • Video Ventures
    Electronic evangelism: We take a look at the micro missionaries.

  • Dominoes (*)
    Set them up and knock them down - a gentle way to pretty patterns.

  • Wimps (*)
    With all the tools ready we start work on the accounts program.

  • Beyond Arthur
    Concluding this series: Some software advances examined.

  • Making Movies (*)
    Focus this month on how to avoid sprite colour change problems.

  • Body Building (*)
    We show how the Experiment Board can emulate natural sounds.

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


  • Yahtzee (*)
    Fun with chance in this excellent version of the popular dice game.


  • Captioning (*)
    Design and produce professional style displays or video captions.

  • Slow Box (*)
    Reduce your micro's speed and make your games easier to play.

  • Card Index (*)
    Use this simple, effective type-in for your basic database needs.

  • Sounds Like (*)
    Use this fascinating utility to enhance your program inputs.


  • Software Scene
    Our reviewers cast their eyes over the very latest games releases.

  • Flying Start II
    How well does this Archimedes software handle the parish data?

  • Scorpion
    We interface to a micro with a host of peripheral connections.


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

  • Education Reviews
    Looking at the best in software for the BBC Micro series in schools.

  • Odd One Out (*)
    Have fun and learn while you play an entertaining educational game.


  • Follow me
    An addictive version of the popular Simon game for you to type in.

(*) The Type-it-in symbol indicates that the feature contains al least one full length listing for you to key in on your micro.

(c) 1989 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:
Diamond Europress Sales and Distribution.

Database Publications is a division of Europress Ltd.