Issue 8, October 1984
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|Frontlines||3||Catch up on the latest software and hardware items, as well as From the Hip, Rumbles, Sinclairwatch, QL Affairs and Hacking Away!
|Spectrum & QL News||6||Rumbles |
Quest for Knowledge (Channel 8), Unnamed Mikro-Gen 'Treasure Island' game, Software Projects to convert Sierra On-Line games, Hustler (Bubble Bus).
QL and flat-screen TV in shops, 'Kludged' QL upgrades, Errors in QL User Guide, BBC drops QL, GST/OS for QL.
|13||QL Affairs |
Presented by Leon Heller, Chairman of the Independent QL Users Group (IQLUG). QL technical docs, QLUB newsletter, Using RGB colour monitor, Metacomco programming packages, Terminal emulation utility, UNIX on the QL.
|Advice||5||Hacking Away |
Welcome to our regular column for hacker's hints and tips. Poke some fun into your programs and write to Andrew Pennel ... Eskimo Eddie, Hunchback, Chuckie Egg, Manic Miner.
|11||From the Hip |
ZIP compiler delays, QL ROM versions, Copying SCREEN$ from high memory, Pokes to stop "Scroll?" message and to display available memory, Correction to Facing up to Printers (issue 6).
|Software Reviews||59||Joystick Jury |
Giving the software verdict this month is the Saltcoats Computer Club. On the jury this month are Alex Entwhistle, Alan Grier and Alan Hunter - all members of the Saltcoats Computer Club. Meeting every Tuesday evening (7:10pm) at the Argyle Centre, Campbell Avenue. Contact Daniel Canavin on 0294 61173 if you'd like to join them.
|36||Art for Art's Sake |
There are many graphics toolkits available on the market, each claiming to give the Spectrum the commands it needs to become a 'true' artist. Peter Freebrey finds out if they left the drawing board too soon ...
|Software Features||43||TLL: Tornado Low Level |
YS announces the last call for flight TLL. Your captains are Ross Holman and Dave Nicholls. We hope you have a smooth flight ...
|47||TLL: Hacker's Guide |
Dave Nicholls, software champ, hacks into TLL and comes up with some interesting observations.
|Hardware Features||22||Paging on Your Spectrum |
Hearing that the QL could multi-task was the straw that broke Stephen Adams' creative back. Find out how he's able to offer users the potential of a 4096K Spectrum.
|70||Running Repairs |
Hands up those who've lost files on a Microdrive cartridge. Well, for goodness sake, don't throw it away because Andrew Pennell's beginning to solve the problem. Presented here is a way of examining and printing up the suspect sectors ... and there's more to come.
|Programming||31||Spectrolysis: Turtle Turning |
Ian Beardsmore tackles the turtle graphics of Logo, exploding a few myths along the way. Logo has only just been made available on the Spectrum. Ian Beardsmore tackles the basics of the language, exploding myths along the way ...
Announcing ... the ultimate software sensation - Mike Leaman's MegaBasic - a completely new concept in Spectrum programming. Discover the delights of QL-stlye windows, sprites galore, stunning sound effects, single letter entry, named procedures ... and much, much more!!
(letter), (letter), (letter)
|56||Spectrum Control: Project 3 Revisited |
Pouncing on the postbags, Penny Page reports back on your solutions to Project 3. Some of you may have come up with the correct answers ... but hands up those who understood it!.
|Reader's Programs||78||Program Power |
Arcade action all the way with this month's offering from Mark Roberts - a 100 per cent machine code game called Stampabout. YS proudly presents Stampabout - arcade action in 100 per cent machine code!
|33||Paper Data: The Language Barrier |
The catalogue of programming languages you can run on the Spectrum is growing steadily ... already it includes Pascal, Logo, Prolog, and countless versions of Basic and Forth. Mr Zip himself, Simon Goodwin, looks at an overall guide to computer languages and two texts on Pascal.
|Interviews||88||Mark Eyles (Quicksilva) |
Sue Denham tackles Quicksilva's Mark Eyles and comes up with some interesting insights into the philosophy of selling software. Sue Denham discusses the show-biz world of software production with part-time philosopher Mark Eyles, Quicksilva's Creative Design Executive.
|Competitions||57||Professor Brainstawm's Krazy Krosswords |
Prof. Brainstawm's back ... with software to be won in his krazy kompetition.
|Odds & Ends||15||The YS Top 20 |
October's fave raves - all your software favourites charted for success.
Postbag petulance, hints and tips, and software solutions. Write on! Is there something you're not telling us?
Classify your ads for free. Sell it, swop it, or just make some new friends - it's up to you!