& QL User
Issue 7, September 1984
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|Frontlines||3||Facts and fiction, games and gossip - as well as From the Hip, QL Affairs and Sinclairwatch.
|Spectrum & QL News||5||QL Affairs |
Presented by Leon Heller, Acting Chairman of the Independent QL Users' Group (IQLUG). 68K/OS (GST Computer Systems), Spectrum emulator (Joe the Lion), PRINT VER$ command.
Clive Sinclair promoting Sinclair Research & on Spitting Image TV programme, Imagine's fall, Microdrive prices.
Sifting through the rumours, Ron Smith checks out what the software houses are really up to. Software sleuth, Ron Smith, wrestles with rumours from around the houses. Hampstead / Sherlock (Melbourne House), Hover Bovver / The Dan Diamond Trilogy (Salamander), Starbike (Softek), Superchess 3.5 (CP Software), Daley Thomspn's Decathlon (Ocean), The Magic Roundabout (CRL).
|Advice||6||From the Hip |
Extending memory, Spectrum programs on QL, "Press any key to continue ..."
|Software Reviews||43||Joystick Jury|
Reviewing the latest software this month is the Stevenage Computer Club. Your Spectrum is on the lookout for clubs to take part in Joystick Jury. Interested???
|Software Features||36||Rapscallion Rap |
New from Bug-Byte and tipped for the top comes Rapscallion - a multi-screen graphic adventure. Ross Holman finds out whether it lives up to the claims of being "the next Manic Miner" ...
|Hardware Features||28||Going Over Boards |
Feeling out of touch with your Spectrum? Then join Henry Budgett as he fingers his way through five replacement 'boards - all out to prove that pressing keys doesn't have to be a rubbery experience.
|46||Softening Up the Hardware |
Once you've built the DIY Centronics interface from last month's issue, you're ready for John Flenley's software to get you into print; and here it is ...
|Programming||21||Smooth Moves |
Does your Speccy output sometimes look like it's suffering from a bad case of the shakes? Relax ... let things slide with Simon Goodwin's cure for jerky graphics!
|52||Basic at a Stretch |
Tired of using the same old commands? Well, saddle up your Interface 1 unit and let Gavin Smyth demonstrate the practice of adding up to 26 new commands to your Spectrum.
|57||Spectrolysis: Channels and Streams |
Still on the subject of channels and streams, Ian Beardsmore provides details on how to set up a new channel. As promised in our July issue, Ian Beardsmore continues his quest to open up a new stream to a new channel. Read on and check out his progress ...
|Miscellaneous Features||33||Suddenly, it's the 64K Spectrum!|
Recent models of the ZX Spectrum have come supplied with 64K of internal memory, rather than the normal 48K. But, reports Simon Goodwin, the extra RAM is deliberately disabled so that you can't use it ...
|Reader's Programs||63||Program Power |
Parcel up your programs and send them to Program Power. Business Graphics on your Spectrum by John Tydeman, and Chip Chat by Stephen Stratford.
'Putting the record straight' on the QL, Sinclair Research meets with the press at the Carlton Tower Hotel. Roger Munford. Sinclair Research breaks the time-honoured tradition of 'never having to say sorry' over lunch at the Carlton Tower Hotel. Roger Munford reveals the proceedings.
|Odds & Ends||7||Top 10 Turkeys|
|15||The YS Top 20|
The August charts - as voted by you, the readers.
Words of wisdom with petulant prose, all from the postbag. Is there something you're not telling us?
|64||YS T-shirt offer |
Look cool in a Your Spectrum T-shirt - no programmer should be without one!
Make friends, publicise your club or swop your software - all for free!