Issue 9, November 1984
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|Frontlines||3||From the Hip, Rumbles, Concurrent Affairs and Hacking Away, alongside all the latest happenings.
|Spectrum & QL News||4||Rumbles |
Our sleuth on the software scene, Ron Smith reveals the rumours. Automan (Bug-Byte), Crystal Caverns (Dream Software), BMX Racers (Mastertronic).
|12||Concurrent Affairs |
Our man at the PCW show, John Torofex, got out and about to check out the rumours of the moment - here's his report ... QL sales at PCW show, LISP on QL, New bug in QL 'JM' version, Sinclair software duplication, New QL products from: OE Ltd, Computer One, GST.
|Advice||7||From the Hip |
Microdrive cable problem, ROM routine to print BC register, Microvitec Cub monitor.
|10||Hacking Away |
Welcome to our regular column for hacker's hints and tips. Poke some fun into your programs and write to Andrew Pennell ... Lunar Jetman, Sabre Wulf, Tutankhamun, Tranz Am, Kosmic Kanga, Cavelon, Jet Set Willy, Wheelie.
|67||Spectrolysis: Double Trouble |
If you're having problems with any aspect of Spectrum hardware/software, let Ian Beardsmore come to your rescue. Write to him c/o Spectrolysis ... RS232 problems, Alphacom lock-up, Brother EP44 printer with Tasword.
|Software Reviews||59||Joystick Jury |
Check out the verdicts of our panel on the latest software. Success in the charts doesn't always mean it's the best game around. Check out the thoughts of our jury this month - Ron Smith, Roger Willis and Dave Lester - and you'll see what we mean ...
|29||Spectrum Adventures: A 'Venture into the Unknown |
Welcome to our regular adventure page. The cast of contributors includes Clive Gifford, author of Adventures For Your Spectrum, Gary Smart and Neil Mackintosh who are all avid adventure fanatics. The Green Goblin is our own Peter Shaw, author of Creating Adventures on Your ZX Spectrum. The Hobbit.
|Software Features||42||Manic Mimicry |
Could it be that there are too few original ideas coming out of UK software houses? Ross Holman examines three new releases - Astronut, Frank N Stein and Monty Mole - and draws the inevitable conclusion ...
|47||Hacker's Guide |
Codebuster Dave Nicholls examines the major problems experienced by designers of the ever-popular 'platform' games, discussing the methods of program storage that make this kind of multi-screen adventure possible in just 48k.
|Hardware Features||36||The New Spectrum - The Shape of Things to Come? |
More than just a rumour ... Your Spectrum's Roger Munford gives you a sneak preview of the latest addition to the Sinclair Research range of computers - the soon-to-be-released ZX Spectrum+.
|52||Spectrum Speakers |
The word is that attaching any speech synthesiser to your Spectrum will allow you to have cosy chats together. Henry Budgett determines whether this is one of the first signs of madness.
|Programming||24||Spectrum Spooler |
Having problems interfacing? Peripherals won't talk to you any more? Simon Goodwin has a solution for QL and Spectrum owners throughout the land ...
|31||YS MegaBasic: The First Tutorial - part one |
Your Spectrum presents the first in a series of tutorials on the amazing new language for the ZX Spectrum - YS MegaBasic. Mike Leaman details two of its most outstanding features - windows, and the manipulation of character sets.
|Reader's Programs||75||Program Power |
Get set to type in two great games for your Spectrum:
Ocean Defence - Save your home base by dropping depth charges on the submarines lurking beneath the waves. (Danny Sheehan)
Turn-Up - A new implementation of an old classic. A board game you'll never get bored with! (Adrian George)
|Interviews||88||Colin Stokes (Software Projects) |
Sue Denham tackles Colin Stokes of Software Projects. Surviving the software market is no easy ride ... even if you do have Matthew Smith in tow. Sue Denham tackles Colin Stokes of Software Projects on topics past, present and future.
|Competitions||39||Cheetah Competition - Win a Cheetah RAT |
Over £800 worth of prizes must be won. In association with Cheetah Marketing and Cheetahsoft, Your Spectrum brings you a wordsquare competition with over £800 of prizes for the ZX Spectrum.
|Odds & Ends||14||Forum |
Readers' revenge! Hints, harassment and humble pie. Is there something you're not telling us?
|21||The YS Top 20 |
Readers poll their fave raves. Will nothing knock Sabre Wulf from No.1 position?
Your chance to sell and swop, and make a few friends into the bargain.