* FINAL ISSUE *
Issue 21, December 1985
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|Frontlines||3||It's all there - news, gossip, Virgin and Ferguson compo results plus From the Hip, Microdrivin', Hard Facts and Hacking Away! Rabbit tales ... air-raising experiences ... shaggy dog stories ... Vulcanic eruptions ... prize-winning elephants ... new Spectrums for old ... Elementary my dear Robin - it's all in Frontlines ...
|Advice||3||From the Hip |
Sprite High, No Limit (issue 19) correction, Hex/Dec conversion, How to input on any part of screen.
|6||Hacking Away |
It's just not Fairlight ... well, not any more it isn't as Chris Wood presents more hundred percent hacks and guaranteed no-joke POKEs. Fairlight, Pheenix, Jet Set Willy, Jumping Jack, Birds and the Bees, Glug Glug, The Empire Strikes Back, Herbert's Dummy Run, Gyron.
|12||Hard Facts |
Hardware hiccups are a hassle - write to Stephen Adams and he'll do his best to come up with a cure ... Using Brother HR5 printer with If.1, Black bars on TV screen, Colour fades on Toshiba TV, Speccy crashes when switched on, How to connect Carton ASCII keyboard to Spectrum, Problems with Beta disk i/f and Kempston 'E' Centronics i/f, Printing £ signs from Tasword on Brother printer.
Have you experienced the joys and heartaches of owning a Microdrive? Andy Pennell has and her's here to sort out your problems and share hints, tips and handy routines ... Running Repairs (issue 8) corrections, If.1 commands sometimes give '?' syntax errors, Stacking Microdrives, Max Phillips loses Droid Wars program data.
|80||Hack Free Zone |
More uncensored solutions to your favourite games. Hi, Hi, Hi games-playing hexperts. It's me Hex Loader with another helpful heap of your trips and ticks for winning at those wacky games ... Dun Darach, Pud Pud, Pyjamarama, The Way of the Exploding Fist, Dragontorc, Fairlight.
|Software Reviews||47||Joystick Jury |
Where do you go for arcade action? Rick, Ross and Dougie are game for a graft as they tackle this month's hot new releases.
|33||Spectrum Adventures |
It's a Spain in the ass! Terrormolinos and Adrian Mole plus adventure help and hope! The game in Spain falls mainly as a pain and we knock the spots off Adrian Mole ... Teresa Maughan lived to tell the tale ... Erik the Viking, Eureka, Sherlock, Warlord, Gremlins.
|33||Better, Bigger, Faster |
Speccy Basic compilers have been no big thing but the choice is getting bigger and the packages are getting better. Dave Janda has his finger on the stopwatch ...
|Software Features||37||Impossible Dream |
Phil South your mission ... should you decide to accept it ... is to penetrate US Gold's new blockbuster ... discover amazing secrets ... complete the Impossible Mission ... reveal all ... should you fail, you'll never write for YS again ... this tape will self-destruct in 5 seconds ... 5 ... 4 ... 3 ... 2 ... 1 ...
Rasputin from Firebird is the game that has everything. The programmer, Paul Hibbard, describes it as a 3D platforms and Pacman style game with a strong plot and a difficulty rating that goes right off the scale. But you don't have to take his word for it - this month you can check out Nick Davies' version of the storyboard and next month you can play the game. That's right, there's a demo version free on the cover of the new-look YS!
Peter Shaw - no man, no law, no war could stop him. Flown to the far north-west and dropped behind enemy lines. His mission - to discover how well Ocean is coming along with the game based on his troubleshootin' rival, Rambo!
|64||Beyond Midnight |
Sorderon's Shadow is a major new epic, complete with a cast of thousands and glorious landscaped sets. Peter Freebrey becomes the un-named one and prepares for adventure ...
|Hardware Features||14||The Spectrum With No Name |
The 128K Speccy hits the streets in Spain this month but we still don't know if and when we'll see it over here. Beyond the call of duty free, Max Phillips flew to Spain to try out the secret Sinclair.
|Miscellaneous Features||28||Game Plan |
Worse things happen to Dougie Bern than writing for Your Spectrum - you see he's also a professional programmer when we let him have the time off. Now you can learn how he tackles the difficult task of translating his ideas for games into reality. And who knows, perhaps you'll end up writing for YS!
|Reader's Programs||69||Opportunity Knocks |
Blast off to the 21st century with Conor O'Neill's entry in the Opportunity Knocks fame trail. Can you beat it? Can you save the human race at all? Your're gonna have to face ... The Grid
|Competitions||55||Thunderbirds Are Go ... |
YS to the rescue with your chance to win a copy of Thunderbirds! Just match the members of the Thunderbirds team to their craft and win one of 30 copies of the new game about them from Firebird. Go for it!
|Odds & Ends||20||Go for Gold & All Time Top 10 Chart |
YS High Scorers ... can you beat 'em? Ready, steady ... Go! Are you in on the great race to find the YS champ - the Greatest Gamesplayer of the Year?! Make your break, and be our Gold Medallist!
From the lunatic to the laid-back, your letters keep on coming! Sticks and stones may break Pete's phones but your letters will never hurt him. Write away right away ... and you could be the star with the bundle of free software!
Free ads for your Speccy swops and sells. Are you on the hunt for hardware, screaming for software, or pining for a pen pal? Whatever your message, you can leave it here for free!
Stay clean, stay together! You can tell at a glance. Some people have just got it while others don't even come close. It's tricky to pin it down exactly. P'raps it's the way they walk - as if they owned the world? No, that's not quite it. There's definitely something about them though, that makes the others envious of their success. Of course! It has to be the Your Spectrum binder - can you come up with a better explanation?
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