Issue 14, May 1985
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|Frontlines||3||Hold the front page! All the news, plus Hacking Away, Hard Facts and From the Hip. Discover the latest in disk drives. Boogy on down to the Hippodrome with our compo winners. Is Hewson's new game all torc? Have you walked off with a Wafadrive? Find out first ... in Frontlines!
|Advice||6||From the Hip |
Transferring games to Microdrive, YS MegaBasic questions, Tuning Up correction (YR.12), Printing on bottom two screen lines, Ghostbusters Hacker's Guide problems (YR.12).
|11||Hacking Away |
The column with the infinite POKEs. Send your hacking hints to Andrew Pennell ... Pyjamarama, Sky Ranger, River Rescue, Zaxxon, Sir Lancelot, Zombie Zombie, Manic Miner.
|12||Hard Facts |
When it comes to hardware Stephen Adams is an old hand - contact him at Hard Facts ... "Microdrive not present" errors, Green TV picture from Spectrum, Composite video monitor display fault, Connecting to a TV camera, Compusound beep amplifier.
|Software Reviews||43||Joystick Jury |
Up before the beaks - Dave Nicholls, Roger Willis and Ross Holman - comes all the new games software, from the greatest to the grottiest.
|33||Spectrum Adventures |
Two top reviews and a great adventure routine. There's an eerie tapping in the hollow halls of Castle Rathbone. It's the Green Goblin, Peter Shaw moving from room to room ...
|Software Features||36||A Space Oddity |
Yes, Alien 8 has arrived, the new megagame from Ultimate, and shock, horror, it looks almost identical to the last megagame from Ultimate, Knight Lore - the same number of rooms, the same 3D graphics, just substitute a dinky robot for Sabreman and the Werewulf. But first impressions aren't always best as Ross Holman and Chris Wood found out when they started playing ...
|38||Hacker's Guide |
We have lift off ... Dave Nicholls and Chris Wood blast their way into the hackers' hyperspace of Ultimate's Alien 8.
|Hardware Features||22||Patching Up the 'Drives |
Faulty files are now a thing of the past! Using this second instalment of code, Andrew Pennell shows you how to recover unloadable files from that Microdrive cartridge that's giving you hassle. Take it away, Andrew ...
|28||Speed Trials |
What's slower than the C5? Loading software into the Spectrum, of course. So, speed freak, S Q Factor has stuck the go-faster stripes on his Speccy, and taken it out for a spin. But instead of aerodynamic spoilers he's gone for four fast tape loading systems.
|Programming||40||It's a Cracker |
The true hacker enjoys the battle of wits with the protective programmer. Terry Bulfib tips the scales your way.
|Reader's Programs||59||Program Power |
Have we got a great deal for you! You can place a safe bet on A M Grant's version of Patience and B Hobson's Powerman won't be shuffling off just yet!
|Interviews||72||Tim Hartnell (Interface Publications) |
Sue Denham goes face to face with Tim Hartnell, the man from Interface. Publisher, journalist and author of over 50 computing books, Tim Hartnell reckons he owes it all to Uncle Clive. Sue Denham finds out why ...
|Competitions||52||Print 'n' Plotter Compo - Nothing Ventured ... |
Have a go at this month's megacompo - there's £250 cash and 100 Adventure Planners up for grabs. Nothing Ventured ... nothing gained. But solve the mystery hidden deep within the walls of Castle Rathbone and you could carry off £250 cash or one of 100 Adventure Planners, all courtesy of Print 'n' Plotter Products.
|Odds & Ends||14||YS Soft Wares |
£££s off selected software in our special readers offer!
|15||The YS Top 20 |
Find out how your fave games fared in the hottest chart around.
The postbag's produced some goodies this month. Read on! Write to us - there's a bundle of free Spectrum software for this month's Star Letter!
|20||YS MegaBasic Special Offer |
Last chance to nab a copy of YS MegaBasic at our special discount price of £7.95.
|32||Modem Offer |
Connect up with our special modem offer. (Prism VTX5000)
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