Smooth Moves
If your screen output sometimes looks like it's suffering from a bad case of the shakes, summon our sprite routine. Simon Goodwin.
Suddenly, it's the 64K Spectrum!
Have you got 64K of usable memory inside your Spectrum, just waiting to be set free? Find out inside. Simon Goodwin.
Basic at a Stretch
Tired of the Spectrum's command set? Details inside of how to add up to 26 new commands. Gavin Smyth.
Program Power
Busines 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.
Your Spectrum
& QL User

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Issue 7, September 1984
- contents -
Softening Up the Hardware
The final part of the YS DIY Centronics interface. John Flenley.
Going Over Boards
Key yourself up for the YS hardware report - this month, it focuses on add-on keyboards. Henry Budgett.
Rapscallion Rap
YS takes a look around the newest multi-screen graphical adventure from Bug-Byte - Rapscallion. But does it live up to the claim of being 'the next Manic Miner'?. Ross Holman.
  • Frontlines
  • Rumbles
  • Top 20
  • Forum
  • Subscriptions
  • Joystick Jury
  • Spectrolysis
  • Back issues
  • YS T-shirt offer
  • Input/Output


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Frontlines 3 Facts and fiction, games and gossip - as well as From the Hip, QL Affairs and Sinclairwatch.
EPROM products (Camel Products)
Programmable joystick i/f (Dk'Tronics)
Quick Disk drive (Radofin)
Telesound beep enhancer (Compusound)
TTX 2000 Teletext adaptor (OE Ltd)
Green Fingers (Practical Software)
Jokers Wild / Dragon (Phoenix Software)
Match Point (Sinclair Research)
ROM Interface 2 software (Parker)
Supercode II toolkit (CP Software)
War of the Worlds (CRL)
Imagine Software goes bust
Sinclair's new TV ad campaign
Video presentation (Company 'B')
WH Smith mobile classrooms
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.
10 SinclairWatch
Clive Sinclair promoting Sinclair Research & on Spitting Image TV programme, Imagine's fall, Microdrive prices.
12 Rumbles
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???
3D Bat Attack(CheetahSoft)
Buffer Adventure(Buffer Micro)
Carnival(Eclipse Software)
The Fall of Rome(ASP)
Kosmik Pirate(Elephant Software)
Metagalactic Llamas(Salamander Software)
Millionaire(Incentive Software)
Psytron(Beyond Software)
Revenge of the Killer Tomatoes(Visions)
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.
Cased (Dk'Tronics)
FDS (Fuller Micro Systems)
Lo>>Profile (Advanced Memory Systems)
RIKBI (Ricoll Electronics)
Transform (Transform)
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 ...
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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 ...
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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.
Books 10 Frontlines
Advanced Spectrum Machine Language (Melbourne House)
Interviews 72 Circe
'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.
17 Forum
Words of wisdom with petulant prose, all from the postbag. Is there something you're not telling us?
Katapilla Metamorphosis(Mr Harris)
Unzipping Zapped ZIP(Simon Goodwin)
Modification Madness(Mad Milmps)
What the Lord Giveth ...(Ian Ross)
Those Flickering Values(Derek Hirst)
Jet Set Loony
(Robin Daines)
Disappointed Dumper(N J Ball)
64 YS T-shirt offer
Look cool in a Your Spectrum T-shirt - no programmer should be without one!
71 Input/Output
Make friends, publicise your club or swop your software - all for free!