Your Spectrum
Issue 8, October 1984
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Frontlines The Edge is formed - Psytraxx, Starbike
Eureka! (Domark)
The Great Space Race (Legend)
Holographic s/w protection logo (Elite Systems)
Spectrum & QL News SinclairWatch
QL and flat-screen TV in shops, 'Kludged' QL upgrades, Errors in QL User Guide, BBC drops QL, GST/OS for QL.
Quest for Knowledge (Channel 8), Unnamed Mikro-Gen 'Treasure Island' game, Software Projects to convert Sierra On-Line games, Hustler (Bubble Bus).
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 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.
Software Reviews 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. Beaky and the Egg Snatchers, Cavelon, Clever Clogs Star Trucker, Dartz, Dungeon Builder, Les Flics, Mr Wong's Loopy Laundry, Mugsy, Space Command, Spoof, Stuart Henry's Pop Quiz, Temple of Vran, Turbo Chess, Worse Things Happen at Sea.
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 ... Computer Aided Designer, Drawmaster, Melbourne Draw, Paintbox.
Software Features 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 ...
TLL: Hacker's Guide
Dave Nicholls, software champ, hacks into TLL and comes up with some interesting observations.
Hardware Features 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.
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 MegaBasic
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)
Reader's Programs 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!
Books Frontlines: Good Programming with QL SuperBasic (Longmans)
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. Learn Pascal on Your Basic Micro, Pascal for Micros, Programming Languages for Micros.
Interviews 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.
Odds & Ends 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?