Issue 11, February 1985
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|Frontlines||3||Spectrum news and views, From the Hip and Hewson's Avalon offer. Controversial comment on the Spectrum news scene, From the Hip, QL Affairs ... and there's a quid off Hewson Consultant's Avalon to boot!
|QL News||12||Concurrent QL Affairs |
All the latest news and views of things QL, courtesy of John Torofex and Tim Hartnell. Sinclair freebies, Delayed QLUB News, Metacomco releases BCPL Compiler, QL-Forth & QL-Pascal.
|Advice||6||Hacking Away |
All the POKEs and more! Send your hacking hints to Andrew Pennell ... Jet Pac, Pssst, Zzoom, Cookie, Atic Atac, Lunar Jetman, Freez Bees, Pi-Balled, Moon Alert, Psytron, Frank N Stein.
|11||From the Hip |
Getting Ultimate POKEs to work, Disabling the Break key, Lunar Jetman pokes, Ocean Defence correction.
|Software Reviews||51||Joystick Jury |
Four pages of action-packed reviews of all the latest games software. All the latest software from around the houses! Passing judgement this month are Dave Nicholls, Ross Holman and Roger Willis.
|40||Spectrum Adventures |
Clive Gifford dials the helpline, and Dave Nicholls cracks open Valkyrie 17 and Tir na Nog. Clive Gifford dialled the YS Adventure Helpline and came up trumps with Neil Mackintosh, Gary Smart and Peter Marment. Reviewing credits go to ace hacker, Dave Nicholls. Snowball, Planet of Death, Knight's Quest, Velnor's Lair, Golden Apple, Digital Fantasia, Colossal Adventure, Lords of Time, The Hobbit.
|Software Features||44||The Ultimate Adventure: Underwurlde |
Sabre Man's back ... and this time he's hell-bent on involving himself in all kinds of unholy goings-on. Ross Holman enters the demonic universe of Underwurlde to find out whether playing games of this nature is good for the soul!
|48||Hacker's Guide |
After a routine check through Underwurlde's code, hacker Dave Nicholls finds that it's not only the lead character you've seen before ...
|Hardware Features||29||Touch and Go! |
There've been several digitisers on the market for the Spectrum, but only the Touchmaster claims to be a keyboard replacement. Henry Budgett puts theory into practise - check out his findings ...
|Programming||23||Heading for Trouble |
Continuing his codebusting theme, Terry Bulfib delves deeper into the loading methods used to 'protect' commercial software from the prying eyes of hackers. This month, he takes a look at programs claiming to be 'headerless'.
|34||Routine Errors |
Error messages on the Speccy never seem to account fully for their sudden appearance. John Durst has come up with an interesting piece of code that'll use the error handling routine in ROM to give control to the user's program in the event of overflows, keying errors and the like.
|62||Every Picture Tells a Story |
Anyone can be an artist on the Spectrum - it's just a matter of co-ordination. Let Chris Somerville tell you where to draw the line.
|66||Machine Code Commands |
Being able to access Basic commands from machine code is not always as easy as it sounds, especially when dealing with Microdrives and the like. Join David Threlfall as he rummages around in the Spectrum's ROM.
|Reader's Programs||69||Program Power |
Three dynamic programs for you to type into your Spectrum!
Magic Numbers - The mystery of magic - it's all here! (M Loftus)
Mode Music - Sound effects to suit your mode! (Maurice David Wood)
Protector - A 'shoot-em-up' game in the best arcade tradition. (Pat Donnelly)
|Interviews||88||Mike Johnston (ZX Microfairs) |
A morning at the Microfair - Sue Denham meets Mike Johnston. What could possibly turn a Civil Servant into a successful exhibitionist? Sue Denham meets the man behind the ZX Microfairs ... Mike Johnston
|Competitions||42||Spot the Difference |
Win Hewson Consultants' complete software range and a Saga keyboard. And there's a quid off Avalon too! Here's a great competition to kick off the new year! Hewson Consultants and Saga Systems, in conjunction with Your Spectrum, are giving away £600 worth of software and hardware. Plus there's a quid off Avalon - see page 14!
|Odds & Ends||16||The YS Top 20 |
The no-nonsense, unbiased chart for February - as voted by you!
Violent views and interesting insights from the YS mailbox. Witty, intelligent and imaginative readers write to Forum ... So why haven't we heard from you yet?
|36||YS MegaBasic Offer |
Take advantage of YS MegaBasic - the inexpensive miracle on a cassette. Turn those pages fast!
|49||Sneak Preview |
Cartoon critic prepares for Backpackers review.
The YS free classified ad service.