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Volume 7

Number 5

July 1989

Managing Editor
Derek Meakin

Assistant to the Managing Editor
Alan McLachlan

Features Editor
Peter Davidson

Deputy Features Editor
Steve Turnbull

Production Editor
Peter Glover

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.

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

  • Body Building (*)
    Mike Cook waves his wand and conjures up an optical illusion.

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

  • Making Movies (*)
    Moving to coloured sprites Basic gets too slow - but we go faster.

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

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

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

  • Fractal Magic (*)
    We reveal new and natural depths to this area of micro mathematics.

  • A Fair Cop
    How a police force is combining micro and video technology.

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


  • Fred Drip (*)
    Keep the factory temperature down to stop the bombs exploding.


  • Scrolling (*)
    Scroll up to 200k of huge multi-coloured text across your screen.

  • Solids (*)
    Display and rotate classic geometric solids in full 3D and colour.

  • Assembly (*)
    The ARM assembler expanded for 32 bit immediate constants.


  • Hand Scanner
    Now you can get pictures into your micro easily with this amazing unit.

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

  • Compilers
    Here are two products to make Archimedes Basic V even faster.

  • Solid Design
    Tremendous advances in 3D CAD with this Archimedes package.

  • Accounts Overview
    We compare three BBC Micro packages for the small business.


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

  • Pro-Artisan
    How a teacher has been using the superb art package in his classes.

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

  • L of a Game
    We eavesdrop as two teachers discuss the mathematical adventure.


  • Tape Streamer
    Using a stand-alone machine? Here's a new way to protect files.

(*) 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.