Your Spectrum
Issue 5, July 1984
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Frontlines Anti-copying system banned by MoD (JCL Data)
Marvel Questprobe adventures (Adventure International)
ZIP Compiler printing errors
Virgin Games Centre opens
WH Smith open new Computer Shops
Spectrum & QL News SinclairWatch
QLs finally arrive, Misleading advertising, Price changes
Star Trader & Twin Kingdom Valley (Bug-Byte), Humpty games (Artic), Combat Lynx (Durell), BC Bill & 'megagames' (Imagine), Highway Code & Tripz (CRL)
Software Reviews Spectrum Soft
Chiltern Computer Club took the latest software up into the hills to give us their unbiased (and panoramic) views. 3D Star Wars, Arcturus, Atlas Assignment, Bubble Trouble, Caesar the Cat, Colditz, Fantasia Diamond, Knight Driver, Millypede, Night Gunner, Olympimania, Orion, Pedro, Two Gun Turtle, Zig Zag.
Software Features Thrills from The Quill
Fed up with playing other people's adventures? Thomas Green takes a look at a package that allows you to write your own.
Hardware Features The Luck of the Draw
For all you Hi-res artists, Henry Budgett looks in general at the state-of-the-art and, in particular, British Micro's Grafpad.
Interface Zero
"Throw out the chips", urges Simon Goodwin, as he applies the age-old formula - simple is best - to his DIY joystick interface.
Programming Spectrolysis: Channels and Streams
Negotiate streams and channels with Ian Beardsmore. YS's own Mr Fix-it, Ian Beardsmore, guides you through the rapids of channels and streams. For theory, philosophy, bugs and fixes - write to Ian ...
A Chance Encounter
Toni Baker puts back the 'random' in RANDOMIZE. As luck would have it, Toni Baker has come up with an interesting way to access true random numbers - with a little help from machine code, of course.
Adding Zip - part three
Following on in our epic series, Simon Goodwin unlocks some of ZIP's darkest secrets, as well as detailing how to add a couple of high resolution graphics commands. And there's still more to come ...
Miscellaneous Features ZX Phone Home
Computerised bulletin boards are the next 'big thing' claims SQ Factor - find out how to get hooked up to a phone fast.
Reader's Programs Program Power
Peter Shaw invites you to tap in his latest masterpiece. This month's Program Power features just one program - and it's been written at the keys of our very own Peter Shaw. Complete with all the thrills and spills of a fruit machine, Peter has managed to cram in a few extras as well.
Katapilla Krazy (Peter Shaw) (letter), (letter).
Books Paperdata: Hard Lines
John Flenley checks out the current bookshelf offerings for the DIY buff. Software might be the success story of the 'eighties, but without the hardware boffins just think where microcomputing would be. John Flenley, logic and software designer, examines the bookshelves to see just how much encouragement there is for the potential hardware freak.
20 Simple Electronic Projects for the ZX81 & Spectrum, An Introduction to Digital Logic, An Introduction to Microcomputers, Easy Add-on Projects for Spectrum, ZX81 & Ace, Interfacing Microcomputers to the Real World, Sinclair Spectrum and ZX81 Add-ons, Spectrum Hardware Manual, TTL Data Book.
Interviews Jan & John Peel (Legend)
Phil Manchester unveils the secrets of Valhalla with Jan and John Peel.
Odds & Ends Top 20 Games
June's chart-toppers as voted by you the readers.
QL User A Process of Philosophy
Why did Sinclair Research abandon its favourite processor when starting development of the QL? Answers to this question and others inside. The difference between the Z80 and the 68008 processors is one of philosophy, contends Simon Goodwin, and not just a matter of a few extra bits.
QL News
Spectrum emulator for QL, Delivery rumours, 4QL peripherals (Quantum Leap Systems)