Issue 13, April 1985
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|Frontlines||3||Spectrum speculations - along with Hacking Away, Hard Facts and From the Hip too! Were you one of our Avalon compo winners? Do you fancy entering the Sunday Observer compo? Read all about it here first ... in Frontlines!
|QL News||12||Concurrent QL Affairs |
For all the news and views on the QL micro, dispel those rumours with John Torofex! New graphics packages (Talent, CP Software, Eidersoft), STOP Microdrive compression utility (Digitex), CP/M-80 card (QL+), CP/M packages & RAM expansion (Quest Automatic), New QL games books.
|Advice||5||Hard Facts |
If you're having hassles with your hardware, get in touch with DIY demon Stephen Adams ... SoftROM problems (YR.2), Spectrum supplies source, 32K RAM pack fault, Speech synthesiser problems on 16K Spectrum.
|6||Hacking Away |
All the POKEs and more! Send your hacking hints to Andrew Pennell ... Scuba Dive, Fred, Sabre Wulf, Kokotoni Wilf.
|11||From the Hip |
Troubleshootin' Pete reporting ... Runaway Microdrives, Starting with hacking.
|Software Reviews||43||Joystick Jury|
From their bench on high, our regular panel of jurors - Ross Holman, Dave Nicholls and Roger Willis - pass judgement on the latest games software!
|25||Spectrum Adventures |
Top adventure games reviewed - and there's hints 'n' tips on a whole lot more! After a hard day's night with Heroes of Karn and Curse of the Seven Faces, Clive Gifford dials the YS Adventure Helpline for the latest tricks 'n' tactics. Valkyrie 17, The Hulk, Hampstead, Snowball, Lords of Time, Colditz, Eye of Bain, Adventure Quest.
|Software Features||36||Return of the Heroes |
Sequels Kong Strikes Back and Hunchback II have been two years in the making. Was the wait worthwhile? Craig Rawstron
|41||April Showers |
With the compliments of the season, Dave Nicholls and Sue Denham set out to track down the missing room in Jet Set Willy. Won't you join them?
|Hardware Features||32||Microdrivin' |
Investing in a Microdrive is a relatively easy process - using it is another matter entirely! A J Unwin offers tricks and tips on how to get around a number of seemingly insurmountable hassles experienced by Microdrive users.
|Programming||20||Big Deal! |
Card games written in Basic suffer from very slow graphics on-screen ... but if machine code's not your speciality, what do you do? Relax - the answer's here! Machine code magician, Toni Baker presents an amazing program to draw playing cards anyhwere on-screen - just like that!
1985 is the year of YS MegaBasic! And here for your delectation is a demonstration of its capabilities, courtesy of YS MegaBasic author, Mike Leaman.
|53||Screen Scrunger |
Calling all those of you who are contemplating adding graphics to your adventure programs. Chris Wood has devised a couple of screen compressor programs that'll 'scrunge' those screens and save those precious bytes.
|Reader's Programs||59||Program Power |
Here's a double helping of listings to satisfy your appetite for good Spectrum programming, courtesy of Colin Barnsley (Squirler) and P J Simmons (Mystery Box).
|Interviews||72||David Heelas (Dk'Tronics) |
Kevin Cox meets up with the peripheral people, Dk'Tronics - see inside! Out on the fringes of the computer world, there are all sorts of people producing peripherals that Sir Clive never bothered about. Kevin Cox sparred with David Heelas of Dk'Tronics at the recent ZX Microfair - this is his blow-by-blow account ...
|Competitions||51||Mighty Magus Compo |
Your chance to win loads of Quicksilva software. Turn those pages fast! The Gamelords of Quicksilva have got together with the cringing creatures from the YS Towerblock to bring you a competition in which you stand to win some classic software. Go for it ...
|Odds & Ends||15||The YS Top 20 |
The YS charts of all the 'hot' games around. Check it out - after all, you voted for it!
Take a peek in this month's postbag - you'll be amazed at what you find there! Is there something you're not telling us? Don't miss out on the chance to win a bundle of free Spectrum software for each month's Star Letter!
|39||MegaBasic Special Offer |
Don't get caught without a copy! It's the inexpensive miracle on cassette.
Subscribe to the YS free classified ad service and make a few friends into the bargain!