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Volume 7

Number 4

June 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.

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

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

  • Making Movies (*)
    Continuing our series we look into various ways to animate the sprite.

  • Evolution (*)
    We present a superb simulation of the fascinating world of genetics.

  • Wimps
    How to utilise the windowing tools in our DIY accounting program.

  • Body Building (*)
    Mike Cook presents his amazing full-body joystick for you to enjoy.

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

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


  • Five Alive (*)
    A sparkling arcade adventure to have you coming back for more.


  • Timer Debug (*)
    Analyse which part of your program is occupying the most time.

  • Looking Good (*)
    Now BBC Micro graphics displays can be as good as the Archimedes.

  • Eliminate (*)
    An amazing utility to help you to find every anagram of long words.


  • Geneology
    Looking up your own family tree: We compare two market leaders.

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

  • Art Nouveau
    We put a brand new Archimedes 256 colour art package to the test.

  • Risc Forth
    Our computer language expert evaluates this new implementation.

  • Render Bender
    Stunning 3D graphics displays at your fingertips? We check it out.

  • Home Accounts
    The last excuse not to use your micro for personal finance is gone.


  • 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.

  • Table Expert (*)
    Train up on your multiplication using this high quality program.


  • Simple Answers
    Our expert team presents practical solutions to some of the most frequently asked questions about this portable micro.

(*) 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.