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An Argus specialist Publication 
September 6-13, 1983 No. 27 



ition: 
£1 ,000 <WL software 
to be won 



Creat games to 

type in for: 

Spectrum, 

Commodore 64, 

TI-99/4A, ZX81 



Joystick with 
new tricks 



available foi the Speciri 



IJe-ognci Maik V«UkMI 
J who runt the company with 

■ brother Roger — made a [ 

■ totvpe or a mectMnktl joys 

| designed to but longer. 

r'nrfaM act inn jiid i-rciticr i 
irol hcusedphmoirjn-nior- p 

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September 6-13, 1983 mo. 27 




md from from page 



[). We wain ui ;i|h>1(uum.' i 
[hem I'ur cliising [he club and sa 
\e si ill ho|K eh llnii Mini 



l» m lunik |>iihli-nin-j. Mi l)i 
in saidihty had been lookup 
e pii.-ibihis hi ii hmik club I 



r computer users, 
ii a 4R-pagc iiiaga^irn 



sofiw; 



if 10 or 



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fcredatalOpen 

[he highest -raied program nas 

reduced in priee by 20 per eent . 

He said: "We are Mill selling 
software and «e are planning 10 
.iewsin book form 



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. uasnoi paving ihe nucic- 
back. We liad a siock of severs 

iai)d cassettes and the order 
in very slmiiy in July am 
hi ■ haliihcu-nalam. misi 



"We did nut foresee [lie expai 
,ion. We [liouglii we would ei 
10.01X1 inemher- in [lie llrsi llir. 







News, show report 5,7 



ZX81 program . 



t 1-99/4 a program . 



2X81 program . 



Software reviews . 



Commodore 64 program . 



Games lor TI-99/4A. BBC, Oric, TRS-80 




Profile: stainless Software 


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Siraiegy games for 7X81. Oric, Spectrum, TI-W/4A 


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Software reviews 


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Joystick 



While working o.. .. 

shielding ihe pholol 

with his fingers — and 

The production vers 

Tricksdck, which is ab 

long, has four phototri 

When gripped. t!i 



for leil-right in 

imlfs linger controls two 
tin up ami down, There ai 

file Vdlacotl brother 

I riekstick. priced ai £2S, ; 
proportional speed conn 

i'la\ iny compuici faults, 
is compatible wilii -or 



joysn 



and bod> temperaiu 
'lb the Spectrum. 

Give Yellacou, 3 



laic tliis month, consist of a 

module w Inch plugs into the hack 
Hi' ihe Spectrum and three elec- 
trodes Tor wrisls and body. 

Il picks up I he heart's tins elec- 
trical signals and amplifies them 
enough lor screen display. In 

probes is plated in the armpit. 

I)r Vellacoti said ihe only con- 
neciion with ihe Spectrum was an 



irocaidiotiaph 
cost Cl.OOO-phis ■ 
ol general imerei 



Earn London Robotics, Xo. II 
Gate. Rttral Allien Dock, 
London £16 




Search with Chris 



reforihe48K 
Spectrum which he says will be 
n harder than his first, The 

Chris, 16. who had jusi joined 
Liverpool software house Bug- 
Byte, wrote The Castle while slill 
it school. 



It 



i 30 r 



■arch 



through, b 

• "j through which 
players have io search lolind and 
' ; together a staff for an 

ig-Bvieisbrineingmiigame- 

.'>! October, lhctu-lwillbc; 



in which Miner Willy faces 
hazards like muiam lelcphones, 
killer penguins and man-eating 

Ai ihe end of ihis month Bui 
Hyle is launching two £?. u 5 a 
cade games for the Spectrum - 
tavern higher and an as-vei in 
named racing game 
eiaphie- and le\l adv. 
the BBC micro, costing £9.50. 

Bug-Byte, Mulberry Home, Cm 



The mouse 

that will roar 

victory? 

Ihe two-wheeled box held by 
hese Ihrce IS-vear-olds is one ol 
he UK hopefuls off io Madrid 



Them; 



m lell U 



Mike Geaney 

.lav Dcrreit. along with Andy 
Dukes and Matthew Haiiip-on. 
hisidethebo\isa4f,l-l'ROM 
- the primer listing in lies 




Hunch that 
turned sour 



liome-eompmei lookalike ver- 
sions of its games. And the first 
casualty is Manchester firm Mr 



cllback of Notre Dame, Ihe game 

Ksmerelda. fnim Ihe clinches ul 
Quasimodo . 

Now Mr Micro has agreed to 
withdraw Hnnehy, io place no 






He said: "Hunchy 
a hunchback and a n 
it's goi different controls and 

different scoring system, h'sgi 
extra leal ures like catching heai 
and leaping on io Hying carpel.' 



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"We're sorry to have to disap- 
lim the dealers and euMomers 
io were waiting for the game, 
il we will soon be able io offer 
am anolher gamceuualh iluoi 
.iic enjoyable than Hunchy." 
David Jones, managing dirtc- 
rof Ceniury.said: " the people 
io copy arcade games lor home 
mpuiers have had a liesdav. 
"1 we see anybody making a 
of our game- we'll 

: Ionic computer copies ol 
games could lose us a loi of 
ncss. It's hypothetical, ul 



damage u-. lint il might. 

"Though we only prodtiv 

games lor arcade machine-, we'i 
currently talking to two con 
panics who we'd like to prodm 
Hunchback lor us under litem 



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SPECIAL REPORT 



nost-missed feature of 

by Cardiff-based Sir Computers. 
In aboul four weeks — well 



A prototype was on Sir s stand 
ai ihe Acorn User show., bui the 
finished version will be a slim iinii 
designed to fir neatly into ihe rear 
jf the Electron. 

House in ihesamcumtuillbea 
four-channel analoguc-to-dighal 
interface for joysticks and other 
peripherals. 

Sir has 1 wo more Elec I roil pro- 
ducts due out in the middle of 

A ROM board will have space 
for about eight ROM), allowing 
ihe use of chip-based software 
like work processors and spread- 

And Sir's teletext adaptor will 
add display mode 7, omilted 
alien the Electron was designed 
as a "cut down" BBC micro 

The Electron, priced at £199, 
was officially launched at the 
show along wiili 12 tapes, ranging 
' pricefrom0.2Otoill.5O.by 

e company's software arm, 
Acornsofl. 

Cliff Michelmore and Wendy 
Craig were at the press launch — 
sitting outside a mock house — to 
promote the Electron as a useful 



irlhehi 



thene 



. con i [":.■:•'. 



:"edrivcr Baud Hum. 
23 . for a year in a £90.000 deal. 
~he money is intended to take 
it, brother of cx->vorld cham- 
pion James, into the British For 
'a Three Champion -.hip. Ik 
' ving j* 



largest FormnlaThreeteaminlhe 
UK. 

Acorn, now a £42m company 
after five years, intends also 
develop a computer model 
1 iiropc.ni racetracks. 

The Electron, with 32K of 
RAM and 32K of ROM holdi 
e BASIC interpreter, is ba; 
i;i:MH/(»5t)2 processor - li 
. parent, ihe BBC micro, a 
hers - and has a 56-key 
lype writer -style keyboard. Ten of 
ihem are also user -de fin able and 
ihere is single-key eniry fc 
words in ihe .ante BASH 
BBC micro. 

Cassette loading is ar 
baud and there is a bi 
loudspeaker. 



corn prepared a special 
I called Electron Fi^z, 
uses ihe company's col 



Race for 
Electron 
add-ons 



competition is hotting up to be 
among the first with software 

and peripherals for Acorn's new 
Electron. Paul Liptrot reports 



Hire fiiime. and there are 
mre coming for Christmas 
re hoping to bring out i wo every 
vo months." 

Revenge and Marcus produced 
■leisiandbothtapescosi £6.95. 

Another new- name in software 
i AMigata. which grew- oi 
Sheffield computer dealers 

. "icaling house Superior 
Systems. 

Managing director Mil 
Mahoney said the company h; 
" e full-lime programmers and 

.1 «]>ciu! i:2iUXX)'su far on sei- 

gupAlligata.Hcsuid^'Wc'u 



Champagne, one-sixth gill midori 
(melon liquerj, one-ihird gill 
brand-., one-third gill Cointreau. 
Melon balls should be placed in 
the bottom of the glass and the 



Simon Vout, who runs Soft- 
ware Invasion, finished his latesi 
game just in time for ihe show. 
Attack on Alpha Centauri, pric- 
ed at £7.95. features giani wasp- 
like beings swooping over a bar- 
ren landscape. 

Mr Vout. 28, who trained as a 

ideas while sining practising at 
the Royal College of Music. 

Program Power, trading name 
of Micro Power, showed iis first 
tapes feaiuring a new character 
called Felix - as announced in 
Home Computing Weekly. The 
company said it had gained 
£50,000-worth of software orders 



Eduational specialists I.CI. 

brought oui two more cassettes, 
at £5.50 for ihe BBC micro and 
the Eleciron, called Picture 
t'lic/lo and Million Males. 

The BBC itself hasa new range 
due out at the end of the month. 
including Dr Who: The First 
Adventure (£10), a graphics 
uaineian enhanced version of the 
While Kniehl [£11.50) chess pro- 
gram; VU-Typc (£16.10). a 
louch-Lypirse tuior; and Record 



RH Software launched seven 

a £45.95 light pen. 

A selection of new products (or 
ihe BBC micro was shown by 
Watford flee Ironies: a 13-ROM 
sockci board for £35; the 
lleebplottcr graphics rabid (£75); 
a ROM-based machine code 
monitor called Beebmon (£22>; 
the Bceb Speech Synthesiser 
(£39); and Disc Films Swem LI 
at £42. Coming soon; Disc-Fix, a 



A for I 






corrupted discs. 

Publishers Addison -Wesley 
were quick off (he mark with 
ihree books for ihe Eleciron; 
Siart Programming with Ihe 
Electron, The Eleciron Book: 
BASIC, Sound and Graphics and 
■\ssemblj Language Prog rami ti- 
me on ihe Electron. 

Cambridge Microcomputer 

Guide for the BBC Micro, 
costing £12.95 and written by 
three members of Cambridge 
University. 

Video rapes o 



e Hlcriion 



"Butwi 






The i 



itched I 



reofut 



range from Master Lias Video 

Cassettes. Designed to teach pro- 
cramming, ihev are presented bv 
David Redclifl, who has been 
training programmers for 12 

AB Designers, run by former 
graphics designer Alan Burns. of- 
fered two sophisticated drawing 
programs, each incorporating 
more than St) luiicrious, lor the 
BBC micro. One version, costing 
£35 on casseuc runs in Mode 1 
and the second, at £50.50 on 
cassette or £60.00 on disc, uses 
modes 0. 1 and 4, 

Batllc/oric Six is a neu space 
game costing £9.50 from Kansas 
lily Systems. 

■\rul Dcskliair produced a 3D 
graphics adventure called The 
Quesi (£8.50) and an arcade 
game. Bandits, at £5.50. Asky 
had Adlab (£10), an address 
label and filing program, and 
'Cashbk (£8). a cashbook pro- 

EF Eighteen -year-olds Chris 

Hurler and Marcus Airman, who 
have just left school after 

making duplicates of their games 
for their firs! public appearance 

asSoflSpot. 

Marcus said: "We managed to 
gel a bank loan In gel going. II 
took a long time and it's not very 



and games — two for ihe Dragon 
and six for the Commodore 64. 

More are due out this week. 

ewadventures.Thel-nc 
:' \iiadon and I he Lscol 
:osting£7-£8,at ' 
oni Brainstorm, along 

with eribbage at aboul If 

Kay-Dec brought 

Millipede and a ma/e game called 

Up Up and Away, both at £8.51 

"ssoon to launch a3Dadve; 

called Tuiankhamcn, I 

£10-£I2, which will come with 3D 

Broadwav Electronics h 
£4.95 tape called Broadway 
Boogie and Classics which plays 
Boogie Boogie, Air on a G String 

and a prelude by Bach, all ac 
lied by graphics. 



Where 10 find Ihem 



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■ecu. Cheailte. Cheshin. 

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i. Stirrer SMI !ll\; Kansas C.'ilj 

slems. Unil 3. Siillon Sjjruiif 
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HOML COMPUIINU \V[-:EKI.V fi Scpicmbcr 1983 



SPECTRUM SOFTWARE REVIEWS 



Spectrum 

games for 

you to think 

over 



There's no shortage of 

spectrum action games, but 

reflective types aren't left out 

either 



Backgammon 


limn on. corner. Vou can 


E5.95 




He* son Consultants «la St 
Mary'i Street. WaJungrbrd. 0\- 


you'll titvef find an cptritri^d 








in skill and cunnUi^.umjnrEii.o 
ihe level of play. What more 


llsKk^.Liurlii'i] i* intellectual! 


This same eauld be criticised 


lions, bui also the objcei and 
rule> of ilii! came have been fit- 


ainii/iii^ staphies and sound, bm 








eameandTeakln's ™ralet "' 








modi! first. It Ineli lined me In 




































ZX81 PROGRAM 



it's fast, tough and 
mean . . .you'll really earn 



que customising, it is surprising 
thai the gome is not sluggishly 
slow. And with four on-screen 
gauges this game is very addic- 

The object is to smuggle 20 in- 
tergalatic freighters onto the 
planet Psorbia, laden with 
weapons to support tin.' I'sorbiatt 
Rebels. 




mospherc. 

Vou must land each waiting 
ship down a shaft just [he width 
ofyour ship avoiding the perilous 
mis beneath you. 

When thegame has been typed 
in and RUN has been executed, 
the ZX8 1 asks you to choose your 
own control keys for up, left and 
right. Vou ship will move down 



The speed oflhe craft's descent 
is controlled by inputting the 
planet's gravitational power. 
Rve is idiot speed. 10 is average. 
15 is impossible. Then the fun 

To draw the landscape oi 

space-mines, ground and th( 

oerilous shaft, theZXSI goesimc 

mode, 1 have included 



picalsc 



li-plat. 



ship will 

of the screen and work 
down according to the _ 
tional power you have input, and 
steered according to your chose 

If a chosen key is pressed (e,| 



If you land your ship 
essfuUy you are awarded £50 
■onus plus money back oni' " " 



your booty 



You're cast as a space smuggler 

in M. P. Hargreaves' Caverns of 

Marz game for the 16K ZX81 . 

You might win a bonus ... or 

blast yourself into oblivion 




i LET £>» = 



78 PRINT RT 4. 
ILITY"; RT 6,14.; 

80 INPUT R* 

go PRINT RT O 

10O INPUT 6* 

lira PRINT RT 11 

130 INPUT C* 

130 PRINT HT l; 

- ' is; 



ENTER KEY I 



LEFT" 
"RIGHT" 
GRRUXTY STRE 

QTH"; RT 14., J~ 

14.0 INPUT e 

IBB IF E<6 OR E>1B THEN GOTO 14. 



NBTH". 



180 FPST 

190 FOR F=0 T 

a»0 PRINT RT 

as 

a 10 NEXT F 

230 LET P " 
330 FOR I 



D*11,RND«30; CHRS 



=0 TO 30 5TEP 1 
240 LET IiINT 1RND*30> 
350 LET C=G+II>15 RND G<1S!-II' 
IS RND G>1» 
360 IF I>15 THEN PRINT RT Q,H;C 

270 IF 1(15 THEN PRINT RT G,H;C 
300 ir I>3B THEN PRINT RT G , Mi C 
390 FOR J=20 TO G + l STEP -1 



HUM!- tOMI'l list, tt 



maining fuel. TheZXSI willth, 
i into fast mode and dr; 
iOthcr random landscape, i 

casing the number of spat 



i the 

ink-Mtlt "iili explosions. 
At the top of the screen yo 
,e told what happened. You will 
hen lose one life from a 
hree, have £50 deducted from 
your wage and ret urn to complete 
-' landing. The same applies 
i) y>u run oui of fuel, evccpi 

ou have four gauges it 
litor at the top of the screen; 
SHIP tells you how many mon 
'and 



I.OM tell- y 






'Cleft 



\VA(;t: keeps track ofyour c 
ings and spending 

The fuel gauge is in the form of 
a vertical bar on the right hand 
side of the screen. Your fuel is 
Ltinstaruly diminishing, but t 
completely re-fuel you must hit 
fuel pod. Thev are randoinh -ui 
tered across the planet's surface 

At the end of the game the 
ZX81 neatly displays your wage 
mid asksifyon wish to play 

Tobeginwjtli ym will I'm 
uanie tci t li.utl, hui al'tei il 



A quantity of space-mines 1101 

B ships to land (20) 

C wage to begin with (£2501 

s(3) 

ct »ravitaiional power - 



height of ship (1) 

(random) 

routine to hit obstnei 
S Yes/No facility a 





ZX81 PROGRAM 




3©S PRINT RT J,H;CHR* 128; RT 21 




, H;CHR* 138 




310 NEXT J 




320 NEXT H 




330 FOR K=20 TO STEP -1 




340 PRINT RT K,UCHR* 




350 NEXT K 




36© SLOU 




370 FOR !_=0 TO 21 




380 PRINT RT L,31jCHRt 9 




390 NEXT L 




400 LET H=21 




410 PRINT RT 0,3; "SHIP: "; B;TRB 
IS; "LOST: " ; D; TRB 20; "UhGE=£"; C; R 






T 1,0; " 




"jCHRS 9 
420 LET N»i 




430 LET O-INT (RND*30) 




440 PRINT RT N,0; 

450 LET P=PEEK (PEEK 1S396+PEEK 






16399*256) 




160 IF P=12S OR P = 123 OR P=130 




THEN GOTO 610 




470 IF P=23 THEN GOTO 630 




480 IF P=S THEN GOTO 370 




490 PRINT CHR* 139; RT N,0;CHR» 




500 IF INKEY*<1"" THEN LET D* = J 




NKEYJ 




S10 IF D$=fl* THEN LET N=N-2 




sea LET N=N+E 




S30 LET 0=0+(Dt«C«l-iD(=Bt) 
540 IF N>=20 THEN GOTO 653 






SB0 LET M=M-«-3 




560 IF D*=R* THEN LETT M=M-0.3 




570 PRINT RT H,31;CHR* 
S©0 BC M<0 THEN GOTO 670 






590 IF D«»"" THEN GOTO 440 




S00 GOTO 440 




610 PRINT RT 1 ,6; "SMRSHED ON TM 
620 GOTO 690 






630 PRINT RT 1,6; "YOU HIT R SPH 




CE-MINE" 




640 GOTO 690 




650 PRINT RT 1,10; "GOOD LRNDING 




660 GOTO 760 




670 PRINT RT 1,3; "RON OUT OF FU 




660 SOTO 820 




690 FOR O=0 TO 100 




700 POKE 16424,35 




710 NEXT O 




720 LET D=D-1 




730 LET C=C-S0 




74(9 IF D=0 THEN GOTO 920 




750 GOTO 410 




760 LET B=B-1 








780 LET CkC+BO+M 




790 IF B-0 THEN GOTO 900 




900 PRU5E 10© 




310 GOTO 170 




620 LET B=B-1 




Q30 LET R-R+0.5 




340 LET D=D-1 




350 IF D.0 THEN GOTO 920 




360 IF B=0 THEN GOTO 900 




870 LET C=C~70 




SS0 GOTO 170 




390 CLS 




900 PRINT AT 10,2; "RLL 20 SHIF& 




LANDED SRFELY";flT 12,3; "YOUR i-': 




eE=£" ; C+M+20; RT 21,9;"RGRIN (Y.'M 




91B GOTO 940 




920 CLS 




930 PRINT RT 5,6;"RLL SHIPS DES- 
TROYED"; RT 7, 10; "END OF GRME";RT 
9,6; "YOUR UflGE«£"; C; AT 14,9;"RG 












940 INPUT E« 




950 IF E(="Y" THEN GOTO 5 




960 GOTO 940 



ONE MAN'S VIEW 



Programmers 



of Britain, 
unite! 



As computer software becomes "tore and more com- 
plicated, the smaller firms in the computer business must he 
linding it difficult la compete. 

Unless you launch yourself ml In the unsuspecting 
market with iiashi advertising in a blaze of publicity, your 
chances are very slim. 

This may ritl us of the 'here today — gone tomorrow' 
•soft ware companies, who are just in it for a fast buck, hut it 
means that the programmer who is not happy with rite ileitis 
.nine companies offer, such as being am: racial to work for 
miliotli else, anil having to work 'in -house', is stuck. 



The software house' Ihemselve.s airea/h have a group 
lo watch over I lie tratlc. I ml who is I herein watch over I hem'.' 
Of the programmers I have met, quite a few were interested 
in an independent soft ware group for programmers. The 
group would not try and sel programmers and software 
houses against each oilier, hut rather make sure no-one is 
ripping anyone off. 

I have heard of one software company thai signed a 
programmer up on what seemed like u good ileal, got him 
working in-hou.se. and then proceeded to rip him off left, 
right and centre. If u programmer amid go man indepen- 
dent group in cases like this, the sharksof the software world 
would be soon found out. 

The group could run uiomi the same lines as the Com/iuter 
Trade Association, but obviously the aims would be dif- 
ferent. Meeting- n ould he wound ihecountry. hut memher- 
ship would not lie strictly necessary. The things the group 
could check up on could include contracts, rights and adver- 

• • • 

/ myselj have written a number of books, and llave liecll 
very displeased with the contract and the amount of adver- 
tising. The bonk has not ye: been advertised, or reviewed in 
air: publication, ami the publishers seem in] complacent 

My contract also says thai the publishers are supposed 
to account for the sales and ;>u\ my m\ allies 'no later than 
six months from the dale o) publication'. Hal lite royalties 
are overdue, anil the publishers say they will not be able lo 
pay me till October. 

I would not like lo see litis happen toauvoneel.se mi Ian: 
enthusiastic about the idea oj a programmers group, which, 
incidental!;: . was not totally mi idea, iiul rather all outcome 
of many frustrated programmers. 
An aulhor of home i<>minittr | 1( >i>ks and soil ware 



• I his spate is fur >"u lusiiimc! (ill iihiini Hit iiikth .i ■mi'. In |in- 
.ini Iiii[ll|iii'E- in- hurl l.rii-klml-. share iiiur wens hi si-mlini; iliiin 
In IViul I i|jlml. Uiiiiii'iri. I 1 1 mil' ( iiiii|iuliii!; HiH,l. . 14? ( harinu 
truss Riuil. I iiruliin \>< 21 i III I. I'leasr intliulv i"ar iittupaiiiin 
Bur interest in computing 



Mf: COMI'LTINli "I Fkl V C September I' 



TI-99/4A PROGRAM 



Hints on conversion 
CALL CHAR (ASCII) code 
mber. hexadecimal siring) 



of repetitions) Places 



CALL VCHAR (row number, 
column number, ASCII code, 
number of repnii-.i-r.-o ^ ork' 



CALL CLEAR Clears the screen 
CALL SCREEN (Colour code) 

Specifies screen colour, using 

colour code. 
CALL COLOR (character set 

code, background colour 
code] Specifies foreground 
antl background mkiuis lor 

CALL SOUND (duration, fre- 



uratiou. frcqucn- 

:n niiUlM.WnuY 



CALL KEY (key 



n Earth Defence you control s 
high power gun firing laser bolls, 
"n the night sky an alien Hits 
' ' isyourjobtoshool 




from an 

alien 
invasion 



How's your aim? Type in James 

Burton's game for the TI-99/4A 

and test your skill with a laser 

gun 




When the space bar is pressed 
four laser bolts are fired, hopeful- 
ly smashing the alien into '"""'" 




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EM PROGRAM 



Commodore does very sill) 
things occasionally, as those «ht 
have had many dentines v.ith itn 
company will know. The Com 
modorc 64 hasasel of potentially 
jseful function keys to the right 
of its keyboard — but C 
modore, in its- infinite v.is! 
has decided 10 make [hem vir — 
ly inaccessible for any practical 

] was pondering on this pro- 
blem, and thought to myself; "II 
Acorn can provide useful func- 
:ion keys for the BB( ' micro, why 
:an'l it be done with ihe Com- 
modore 64'.'" Six hour.', later I 



How you can 
order those 
keys about 



e up ' 






», f6 a 



ecome shifted fl to [7. f9, fll, 

13 and fIS become IT to fJ used 
in conjunction with the Com- 
'•rekey.flO, fl2,fl4andfl6 

.ne fl 10 n used with the 

CTRL key. 

his program "ill lake up no 
-memory lot BASIC, because 



Ever cursed those useless 

function keys on the 

commodore 64? Mike Roberts 

has come up with a way to 

make them do your bidding 



it sits in memory locations C000 
to DOOO. But though this memory 
space is not used by BASIC, it 
might be used by 
program. 






CTRL funcliun tabic 



Ke> pressed function 



thesystem to normal, and the usual stop/restore. 
So if the Klingons are destroying the world and 
you fancy a cup of tea then press Ctrl-® 

X all keys on the keyboard repeal. 









vhena""hasbeen 
rl-F will get youout 






..lis disables the repeal key so tin keys will repeal 
Z -iiis nill make on k :heci:r-ii: ,0111 u'l key- repeal. 

escape from quote mode. S 

typed and the cursor conn 

produce those funny codes, 

of it and back to normal 
W escape from insert mode. 1 

been pressed a niimlici oftimes then the -1111,11 n.n 

is the same us I'm -unite nioilc. and ctrl-W has the 

effect of cancelling the insl mode 
.1 K also north mentioning ihe CTRL- I' unci ions of Ihe 'M thai 
lormally exist as I haic not -ecu diem documented anywhere. 

Normal" CTRL functions for ihe Commodore 64 



:- ihe shift commodore lowercase upper - 



another program in cai 
crashes the computer. Strings of 
200 characters 






As well as the functi 
ihe program adds a numbe 
eunirol funclioiis which an 
^■-scd hs pressing CI Rl in 
junction with unolhcr key. .■' 
of these functions is give 
Figure 1 . 

When the BASIC loader pro- 
gram has been run. you are given 
the option of saving the program 
in machine code format 011 tape. 
This means that when it loads in 
next time, it will load faster. 
UnlikelheBASlCloadcr.il 
also be loaded in without destroy- 
ing a BASIC program already in 

The machine code program 
must be loaded in with the in- 
struction LOAD "'*,] , 1 and ihen 
initialled with the ii 
SYS 49152. You can't change Ihe 
function key definitio: 
changing the array slalem' 
;!■.:■ becinninii .il'lhc program, a 
you can wilh the BASK loader. 
le returned tt 
normal at any lir 
PRINT USR (1), and the func- 




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ZX81 PROGRAM 



Munchy-Man is a ZX8I version 
ofthe popular arcade game, Pac- 
man, Bui here Ihe gnosis are real- 
ly mean. So mean in fact ihai ihey 
tan even go through ihe maze 

Anhe beginning, you are given 

iht dioiuc i>r four -kill ii-ioi-.. i in- 
higher, ihe harder and Ihe more 






:! llu- usiiill 



There are four power- pills giv- 
ing you a power of IS, and you 
may gel revenge on [he ghosts if 
your power is more I Ivan 0, by 
eaiingihem. 




Beware . . . 

these 
ghosts are 
reall y mean 



You've got three lives. How 

long will you survive in Conrad 

Jagger's game for the 16K 

ZX81? 



Hints on conversion 




To work on a Spectrum l am 
nfraid ihai Ihe BS and CS 
PliEK lints, "ill have n. he 




graphics i; should be sliaighl 




| L-ET JE= B 
3 LET ■'=©_,_ 

5 LET K=a 
5 LET " =5 
7 ~ ET it BT s a 


1 [5 BE IN© M |£ DER 

It |f p sk<C or ' 


"' 12 LET 5C=C 

U LET S*=gHR? 
•'|I 6 PBINT . R . T .JV| 




""ife F*ftXNT Wl l- 




3 " 17 DIM B*tlB,l 

ia let *>■ = ' . 

2 LET fl*<l' - 




21 LET «*»>«' 




as LET PIS 181 " 




23 LET PI* 1*3 = 




S4. LET A* IS' * 




25 LET R»(E-J 


= 




How Munchy-Man looks ai Ihe beginning of (he game 




If tg shmWL, 

-- FOR .'.,= , ■_,-, , ., 
SO Sr^JS,,™™ LET «.«. 

°i? ," x "** '"" > v " vy ™™ Mro' 

.S|.. r = T V.V- (INKEV«,. B .., , ,„,„».!. 

'll s ?i?=«*i|^j»;5?5,i;K«. 



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ZX81 PROGRAM 



76J PRINT 

-F GOTO 3300 



THEN GOTO 4.SOO 



GOTO 

x,yy; " 



OlS IF LI 



= 5C+ iSK«S» 
!»1 THEN GOTO 225S 
= THEN GOTO SBI30 



•ss 



£34.3 GOTO 

^aSO LET " 

,-.5.SiZi LET 

-:.'i70 LET ■ 

■ 230 GOTO 31 

.-:-O0 LET LI=Ll-i 

iSi IF Ll=3 THEN Gl 

-SIO LET X=9 

"-S30 LET Y = 9 

.-:5S GOTO 4-3 

■OliO IF INT IRNL Sir. 

_S7 - v_(X X' 

iifJoo IF INT~ IRNP*5K 



THEN GOTO 



. «0 GOTO 31 

■i.ooo -- 

5010 

GO PRESS 



5025 IF IN 



TO FINIS 
THEN GOTO 939 
THEN GOTO SSS4 




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SOFTWARE REVIEWS 




You can 

count — and 

spell — on 

your micro 



Four programs designed to 

teach arithmetic, and one for 

improving English. 



Number 
Puxzier 

BBC 32K E9.95 

ASK, London Hou«. 68 LJpptr 



Hot Dot 




Spotter 


after cou mi ng its spots, an equal- 


Spectrum 


d.asgdd it off (he wreen This 


£7.95 






Oh alrialii. I'm being even 








lake long 10 wort oitl ihat as 




ilii-> dropped von had to nrr,. 






and 'aT'tZ w? , 23*^ 








nrivsty lit • h.fii.lrd trenoifcly 


"->: "»li>.' M.9S for a simple 






The ihe .- . ne. an tj. . - ■ ■ , 










.nsiead r.j.;. 






and told to press p 10 pla> 


Xrt"™ ™ 


likctitilmi-i'i i-m ,r:,,T|™ 


graphic. j »j, 
value lor money SKI 



v;„,: h ;" d 



Building 
English (I) 
Dragon 12 

ES.55 



;( 16 HOME COMPUTING WEEKLY 6 Sepien 



The object is lo spot the odd 
item oui of the Tour displayed. 
Some ate easy and some are not 

1 have given a lot o! examples 
my lisiins, I 1 "! the 16K Spec- 
ters of [he 48K 'model could 

spend all night with a dictionary. 
Each set of four items m block. 

or50 lines from I000to8990(uid 

remem bcr to change I i n c s 7 2(1 a nd 
730. 

The game Finishes when a 
player has scored 100. bui I his can 
easily be changed bv altering line 
9170. Line 9130 adds lOforacor- 
line 9130 deducts 




16K SPECTRUM PROGRAM 

who'll be 

first to soy: 

That's 

odd? 



All the family can join in and 
play Robert Perk's game for the 
1 6K spectrum. And it's easy to 

extend to make it even more 
challenging 



10 REM **0PD ONE OuT** 
20 REH ** R,W. PERKS ** 
30 BORDER 2: PPPER ] : CI 
40 PRINT PT 3 
50 PRINT PT 4 
60 PRINT PT 5 
70 PRINT AT 8 
80 PRINT AT 3 
90 PRINT AT II 



Mi. III"' 

I i i\i ir 
nr i i i.. 



Hints on conversion 
Odd One Out should convert very 
easily fur die 7X81 with si least 
IGK. provided the graphics and 
colours are excluded. Owners of 
other computers should bear in 
mind that the Spectrum screen is 
255 by l-s.-i.c!.. Hie only other 
problem will be the music. 



BDKDLK.PAl'KR, 

Spectrum colour . 

I bluc.lred.Scyan.7 whi 



the Spectrum s grapl 
si d f Z55 X 175 pi* 

m ready to DHAWal 



Spectrum and PAUSE stops 

INPUT uses only lines 22 and 23 
on Spectrum and awaits a rep- 
ly 

r an array called p 

■ EBSKHI a.orolternale- 

lyDIMhs-ta.llJsetsupa'll 

array of characters la string!) 

THEN may have to be replaced 

. with ELSE in an escape condi- 

1 NT{RND-3) produces a random 

BEEPd.p is the Spectrum's i-oice 
with d being the duration and 
p the pilch 



100 PRINT PT 13, 5J" ML 
110 PRINT AT 14, 5;'' I I I 
120 PRINT AT 15, 5i" W 
130 INK ?•■ PLOT ?,?■ DRAW 211 
161= DRpU -21J,0; DRRU 0,-161 
140 GO SUB 9400 
160 PRLISE 150 

170 CLS l PPPER 6; INK 0: CLS 
180 PRINT PT 3,3; PAPER 2; INI 
ONE OuT " 

PRINT PT 6,0;'-Tbe 



e is ior 

200 PRINT FIT 10, E 

210 PRINT PT 14, ( 

ipcorract onsi 

230 PRINT AT 20, ( 

230 FPUSE 



nt l \y 



of (01 



340 Din b*Co, 11.1 
350 PRINT : FOR f 
360 PRINT "What 



330 NEXT n 
410 GO TO 700 
500 CLS : PPPER ' 



530 PRINT 

540 FOP p = l TO e. 

550 PRINT b*Cn)C TO 1 11 

560 PRINT "Toil Kjue scored " iP CflJ 

570 PRINT 

580 NEXT r>; PRINT "Ptess any key 

530 PRUSE 0: PPUSE 25: RETURN 
600 CLS : PPPER 1= INK ?: BORDER 

610 FDR n=168 TO 48 STEP -40 
620 PLOT 7,n: DRPU 241,0^ DRflU 0, 
RpU -241,01 DRPW 0,28 




1 : CLS 
-28! D 



E COMPUTING WEEKLY 6 September 1983 P»ge 11 





16K SPECTRUM PROGRAM 








B30 NEXT n 


1130 RETURN 




610 PRINT AT Z,2\TiPi\ 7,2i , '2";ftT 12,2 


1200 LET x=6 




i*3";flT 17,2;"4" 


1210 LET W*-- HAN CHILD MGRTEMMERIDIEM" 




650 PRINT AT 20,0 j "PLATER NO "J~k)"-";b* 
0O 


1220 LET e=2 

1230 LET y«="post. 




660 RETURN 


1240 RETURN 




700 FOR k = l TO a. 


1250 LET x=5 




7)0 GO SUB 600 


1260 LET u*="B£AM ARCH L1GHTSUSPENSI0N" 




720 LET c = l-UNT CRND*33 


1270 LET e=3 




730 LET d=J+JNT CRND*]2J 


1280 LET y*="lypes ol fridges" 




710 60 SUB Cc*J000jTCd*50D 


1290 RETURN 




750 PRINT FIT 2, INT C t3l/2D-Cx/2] J jw*C T 


1300 LET x=5 




xJ 


1310 LET u*=" MEM KPPPP BETAALPHA" 




760 JNPUT "Enter CI Jnext word C2} 9 uess C3) 


1320 LET e=l 

1330 LET y*="the Greek alphabet..." 




770 IF (=3 THEN GO TO 9000 


1340 RETURN 




78B IF f=2 THEN Go To 9]00 


1350 LET x=8 




785 IF t>3 THEN GO TO 769 


1360 LET u*=" SHUTTER DOOR LENS APE 




790 PRINT PT 7, INT U3l^2J-tje/2] i ;u*tx+ 


RTURE" 




l TO x*2) 


1370 LET e=2 




800 INPUT "EnterCDnext uordC2J9uass [3J 

t e I I " ; f 


1380 LET y*="parts ol a camera. .. " 
1390 RETURN 




8I0 IF (~3 THEN GO TO 3000 


1100 LET x=8 




820 IF (=2 THEN GO TO 9100 


1410 LET u*=" BORON PROTON NEUTRONELE 




825 IF f>3 THEN GO TO 800 


CTRON" 




830 PRINT AT 12, INT C C31^2"l-*CV2) J ju*U 


H20 LET e-l 




♦ x*2 TO x*3J 


1430 LET y«-"part* o( en atom. . . ■' 




B40 INPUT "EnWrUJnaxt (jordC2) 9 uess [3J 


'110 RETURN 
1150 LET x=6 




850 IF (=3 THEN GO TO 9000 


1460 LET u*-"UIOLET GREEN PANSYINDIGO" 




860 IF 1=2 THEN GO TO 9100 


1170 LET e=3 




865 IF f>3 THEN GO TO 810 


1480 LET y*="coloLirs o) the rainbow" 




870 PRINT AT 17, INT t C31/2J-CX/23 ) ;u*U 


1190 RETURN 




+x*3 TO ) 


1500 LET x = 13 




880 INPUT "Enter[23 9 L.essC3Jtel l" ;( 


1510 LET u*=" PTERPNODON TTRANNOSPURUS 




890 IF (=3 THEN GO TO 9000 


TR1CERPT0PS DIPLODOCUS " 




900 IF (=2 THEN GO TO 3100 


1520 LET e=l 




910 GO TO 680 


1530 LET y*="land bound d mosaics. . . " 




1000 LET x=6 


1540 RETURN 




1010 LET ua = ,, TENNISnOUER COLLPRPALL" 


1550 LET x=9 




1020 LET e=1 


1560 LET u*=" APDLLO P0SE1OONPPHR0DI TE 




1030 LET y»=" laun. - . " 


JUPITER " 




1B10 RETURN 


1570 LET e=1 




1050 LET x=1 


1580 LET y*="Greek Cnot Roman!} Gods..." 




1060 LET u*="DEPLMEPLTEA ROOT" 


1590 RETURN 




1070 LET e=3 


2000 LET x=3 




1080 LET yS="squaTe, . . 


2010 LET u*=" Ml E5P16U23" 




1090 RETURN 


2020 LET e=l 




1100 LET x=5 


2030 LET ^"stquenoe of the alphabelta- 




1110 LET u*="CROUN CAP HAT BRIDGE" 


n . . " 




1120 LET e=3 


2010 RETURN 




1130 LET y*="they are dentistry terns" 


2050 LET x=1 




1140 RETURN 


2060 LET u*="3223111422241143" 




1150 LET x=9 


2070 LET e=1 




1160 LET u*="NEU TORK LONOON PARIS 


2080 LET y*="adds to 10 ,not 9. . . " 




ROME" 


2090 RETURN 




1)70 LET e=l 


2100 LET x=6 




1180 LET yS="they are capital cities," 


2110 LET u4 = ,, L0MOND TAT NESS CRUMMOCK" 



K IB HOME COM I'iiTIM] \Vt:L:KI Y ft Sepitmftcr 1983 



16K SPECTRUM PROGRAM 



!120 LET e=4 

1130 LET y«=" loch " 

1140 RETURN 
!150 LET x=6 
:i60 LET u*="RIBBLE CLTDE 



HULL TEESDPLE 



I LET y*-' 

! RETURN 

LET x=5 



1 REP FLOQRPCTQRUPLL" 



2170 LET e=2 

2180 LET y*=>"EP9 I is" rigers..." 

2190 RETURN 

2200 LET x=4 

2210 LET u*="FIREFOULNET LIFE' 1 

2220 LET e=3 

2230 LET y*=" ul Id. . . " 

2210 RETURN 

2250 LET x=7 

2260 LET uS-'TIPRINERUIKING JUFITERDPNE" 

2270 LET e=t 

2280 LET y*="fimer lean space satellites. 

2230 RETURN 

2300 LET x=6 

2310 LET u* = "CTI1BPL DRUfl PCHE LOBE" 

2320 L 

2330 1 

2310 | 

2350 t 

2360 I 

2370 LET e=3 

2380 LET y*=" t i les" 

2390 RETURN 

2400 LET x=4 

2410 LET u*=' , B0D0JDKEDE5KPflPER" 

2420 LET e=2 

2430 LET y»=",. -news " 

2440 RETURN 

2450 LET x=3 

2460 LET u«="l 11011211001" 

2470 LET e-3 



-"[lOONSUN GOODTUES" 
2520 LET e=l 
2530 LET y*=". . .day" 
2540 
2550 
2560 
2570 
2580 
2530 

I LET x=4 
3010 LET u*="LIUEGOODEUILUILE" 
3020 LET e=2 

3030 LET y*="lhe letters L-I-U-E. . . 
3040 RETURN 
3050 LET x=4 
3060 LET u* = "UlNEPORTFOREnIDSHIPS | ■ 



LET u*="STOPTHENNE>!TSTEP" 
LET e=3 



3070 


LET e=l 








3080 


LET y*=' 


ports o 


a din9hy. . . " 




3030 


RETURN 








3100 


LET x=6 








3110 


LET u*"' 


SPHERECIRCLE CONE FTRPPID" 


3120 


LET e=2 








3130 


LET y*=' 


three d 


mens ,on«l shap 


s.. 


3140 


RETURN 








3150 


LET x=2 








3160 


LET "*=' 


xuxxxLy-R" 




3170 


LET e=4 








3180 


LET y*=' 


Roman n 


merols. , . " 




3130 


RETURN 








3200 


LET x=5 








3210 


LET u*-' 


KILO PQUNDIIILLimCRO" 




3220 


LET e=2 








3230 


LET y»=' 


. . . .gram" 




3240 


RETURN 






3250 


LET x=-5 








3260 


LET u*" 1 


BAND PLPNTBPTONDINGHT" 




3270 


LET e=3 








3280 


LET y*=' 


rubber. 






3230 


RETURN 








3400 


LET x=5 








3410 


LET u*=' 


CPUE HOUSEHEPD PBOUT" 




3420 


LET e=l 








3430 


LET y*= 


round. . 






3440 


RETURN 








3450 


LET x=5 








3460 


LET u*= 


SHPKETOOTHnouE PUDDING 




3470 


LET e=3 








3460 


LET y** 


milk... 






3490 


RETURN 








3500 


LET x»8 








3510 


LET u*= 


RRCTIC 


PNTPRTICPTLPNTICPPC 


1F1C 










3520 


LET e=2 








3530 


LET y*= 


. . . _. . 


on" 




3540 


RETURN 








3550 


LET x=4 








3560 


LET u*= 


RUSEBPD 


USERSURE" 




3570 


LET e=2 








3580 


LET y*= 


the let 


ers U-R-S-E. . - 




3530 


RETURN 








9000 


PRINT PI 


2, INT 


C31/2D-Cx'2)J; 


..*[ T 


jO 










9010 


PRINT P! 


7. INT 


[31^2J-Cx^211i 


.s.:.,t 


1 TD 


x*23 








9020 


PRINT PI 


12. INI 


EE31^21-Cx/2)J 


W*U 


+ X*2 


TO x*3J 








9030 


PRINT PI 


17, INT 


CC3]^25-Cx^2JJ 


uiU 


+X*3 


TD 3 








9040 


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20 , j e 


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}M,t 


9050 


PRINT PT 


21,0;yS 




3060 


GD SUB 9400 






9070 


PAUSE 150 







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IF k=e THEN LET k=0 
9035 NEXT k 

9110 INPUT "What is your 9uess - 1 , 2, 3, or 4 
?" ;h 
3120 IF h<>e THEN PRINT AT 20,0;''Sorry, 

were urons" i ! PAUSE 50 
3130 IF hO« THEN LET p Ck )=p Ck J-S i GO S 



500: GO TO 750 

) LET P [kJ=p[kJtl0 

9 GO SUB 3460 

) IF p[kJ>=J00 THEN GO TO 3200 

J GO TO 3000 

I CLS i GO SUB 600 

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I PRINT PT 2,2; , 'THE GAI1E HAS BEEN HON 

! PRINT PT ?,2;"Ployer no.^Jkj" "i 

I PRINT PT 12,2-,-PTess 7 to see th» s 



'1250 


PRINT PT 17 


2i"Pres 


8 


to play 


• 


•- 


3260 


PRINT PT 20 


0i"Pies 


3 


to end 


» 


• 


92/0 


INPUT 














12 m 


IF •<? 


OR i 


3 THEN 


UU 


TO 3260 






3230 


IF i=7 


THEN 


GO SUB 


b0l 


-' GO TO 


3200 


9300 


IF i=B 


THEN 


RUN 










3310 


GO SUB 


9-UJ0 












3320 


CLS ; STOP 












3400 


BEEP 


3,0: 


BEEP 0.3,6 


BEEP 


3 


-j: 


PAUSE 10 














3410 


BEEP 


3,0: 


BEEP 0.3,6 


BEEP 


3 


12 


I PAUSE 10 














9420 


BEEP 


3,15 


: BEEP 


3,12= BEEP 





3, 


9: BEEP 0.3 


12: 


3EEP 0.1 


9: 


BEEP 0. 


., 




PAUSE 10 














9133 


BEEP 


1,3: 


BEEP 0. 


,0 


PAUSE 







9440 


BEEP 


3,6: 


PAUSE 5 


BEEP 0.3, 


3: 


Pfl 


USE 5: BEEP 


0,3, 


3 










9450 


RETURN 














9460 


BEEP 


3,6: 


PAUSE 5 


BEEP 0.3, 


J: 


HP 


USE 5; BEEP 


0.3, 


3 










9470 


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The double life of 
Stainless Software's 



Mosl T1-99/4A (toners seem to 

machine — bur the big problem 
is, you can't get software for ii 
tasily. 

Stephen Shan is a great Ian til 
the Ti, whose solution to thesoft- 
ware shortage was lo sei up his 
1 company to get hold ol 

le. Stainless Software, the 

UK's largest independent sup 
plier of Tl programs, was the 

•tinless's current catalogue 

■|pr,H:rjni..Oilhese,26are 
...en by UK programmer; 
under the Stainless label. The 
other 45 are imported from a 



Then 



companie 
something in there ft 
arcade gai 

utilities. ' 



Stephen and his wifeCathy run 

the software business from a cor- 

;r of the dining room in their 

1920s semi at 10 Al stone Road, 

Stockport. From this modest 

e the) deal with orders, do 

te duplicating, and produce 

Suiirilcs. catalogue — which 

i acts as a kind of newsletter. 

h information on cassette 

e, and details of the Tl User 

During the day, they both 
work as bank clerks - - Stephen at 
Williams and Clyns, and Cathy at 
Barclays. 

But though they both work in 
banks. ' 



supremo 



Britain's biggest independent 
Tl software dealer is a dining- 
room business, candice 
Goodwin talked to Stephen 
Shaw, who's a bank clerk by day 
and runs Stainless software in 
the evening 



turnover is "big enough lo 
register for VAT" — more than 
£18,000 - butw the first quarter 
of 1983, Stephen says Slainless 
made a small loss. 

"With only 20,000 T1-99/4A 



ic UK. ev 






popular game 
than a couple of thousand 
copies." he explained, "h>r- 
tunately, my inlercsl is in Ihe Tl 
— ihe sales are really just to sup- 
port the user. I'm not in it for the 
money, so I sell at the best price I 
can — 1 deliberately keep my pro- 
fit margins low." Thus speaks a 

Stephen's interest in com- 




puting < 



first awakened 10 
|n ii ogu ".ten Commodore an- 
nounced the PET. He said: "I've 
a fascination for science and 
maths, and though I'm not an 
academic sort, 1 like to apply 
logical principles. 1 saw com- 
puting as a wav to do that." 

He senl off for details of Ihe 
PET — and was "decisively ig- 



Manchesier where Slephen saw a 
forerunner of the present Tl- 
99/4A. He borrowed Ihe 
machine al weekends, and wrote 
to Tito find out more. "Unlike 
everyone else, Tl did respond to 
Idlers", he recalls. 

He was atlracled to the Tl 
machine on several counts, "ll's 

BASIC'S well arranged, ll's easy 
to hook it up to peripherals. For 
example, other computers have a 
diftiaili disc I iling command, ll's 
very easy lo use on the Tl. And 
the computer itself is neat and at- 
tractive. It sits in the dining room 
very nicely." In October 1981 . he 
finally got his hands on aTl of his 

But despite being a charier 
member of the 99er, an American 
magazine for Tl owners, and a 
founder member of the Tl User 
Group. Stephen found there was 
"a lot of information but no soft- 
ware" for thcTl. 

After sending off totheUSfor 






s for h 



leUS 



software in the UK himself. 

When lie signed his first conlract 
in June last year, with Not 
Polyopiics. there werea mere IOC 
1 Is in this country. 









So Stephen arranged to produce 
copies from a master I . 
plied by the software company, 
and pay them a fixed percentage 
of the USprice per copy — 
rangement which lie -till u 

Bui he findsthat "thepricedif- 
tcrence is a problem" in sellir 
software from the US, whe 
consumers are used to paying 
S26-27 per program. Sometimes 
Stephen ends up selling programs 
for less than Iheir selling price in 
the US. 

Though he's sticking u> l^s tw- 
isting US suppliers, Stephen is 
now trying lo get hold of more 
malerial from UK software 
writers. He currently has iwo 
regular programmers and about 
lOor 1 1 others, most of which he 
'got in contact with through the 
appeal for pn 
catalogue. 

Stephen has one regular dealer. 
Galaxy Software, bul he's wary 
of retailers on the whole because 
he savs: "They want huge dis- 
counts. Whereas in the US they'll 
lake 30 per cent of the selling 
price, over here 50-60 per cent is 
the norm. In order to keep prices 
down, I can't afford to give much 
discount. 

"And 1 think Ihe T1-99/4A 
itself is oversold by dealers - 
they don't warn customers tha 
you can't run arcade-type games 
in Tl BASIC. Whereas in rr 
nuil-inder catalogue, 1 can wai 
people that Tl BASIC came w 
be slow. 

"My biggest problem is theTl 
itself. It's very good at whal it 
docs, but the unexpanded 
machine won't do what people 
often buy it for — playing arcade 

To help people i 
about this much misunderstood 
computer, Slephen is currently 
writing a book for Phoenix 
Publishing describing the Tl. 
Though he's only written abc- " 
60,000 words so far, he plans 
have it finished lor Christm 



twillct 



31 Of 



.Hi.; -aw 

information wni 
mailable elsewhere." 

He's also looking forward lo 
the new Tl computer, which he 
"definitely will" be selling soft- 
ware for. ATI fan lo the last, he 
believes this machine "will be 
superior to the BBC- after all, it 
will be faster, have more features, 
and more RAM, If they can bring 
ii out by Christ mas, it could wipe 
the English market clean." 



HOME COMPUTING WEEKLY 6 Sepleir 



Use it as a tool to store every- 
day information, [i could be an 
' ' ;ss book — with space for 
birthdays — or keep track of your 
record or tape collections. 

[f you do not own a printer 
omi! lines 1180, 1190, 1200, 1210. 
1220, 1940 and 1950 [O 3050 and 
line 30 to a blank REM. 




1'OKI :=.f.:M-.W, This 

•eel of PCLEAR0, giving 

21 5 bytes free to use. 

If all is successful you will be 
greeted with the question : "'NEW 



FILE OR TAPE INPUT N/T7' 
Enter N to the prompt 
following line 



TLE OF 1ST DATA FIELD". 

!s the heading under 

which the information is stored 
and you would enter NAME or 
SONG TITLE or any other 
heading of your choice. 

' ae for the other three 

fields. 

If you were using the program 
lo store names and addresses the 
first field would be NAME, the 
He ADDRESS, you 
would enter TEL No. for the 



DRAGON PROGRAM 

Make your 

micro do 

some useful 

work 



Keep tracks of every-day 

information with Alan Cray's 

database program for the 

Dragon 



third and BIRTHDAY for the 

After you have entered this 
formal the main menu will ap- 
pear, li is self-explanatory ex- 

skip'f/motoron/off. 

This enables you to manipulate, 
find any 



If you have a printer I have 
eluded a machine code scr 
dump which can only be u 
during the search routine. W 

printed press the space bar. 1 



"»"■■•' 


tape. 


LinelSWa. 


d the same 


, P ™. 


U3s 


FORE LOADING PDKE 


.OUKD.20.ao 


«„ 




I E 


«'»■»» »■""» 


"■ 






80 CLS 


"™,,o,c L , 









S",S.t,SS. ISS.WSIiiilesofdata 



flag for new data etui 
Y entry counter 
SS.GS.TJ.WSdata 



LPS line 



sion in line 3002 clears the primer 
buffer before any printing it 

Nole: there are 32 spaces bet- 
ween the quotes in line 1330. 

I H.^. 

The program is written in 



SOUND 1 50,1 makes a short beep 
POKE4MFFD«.0spe«isj " 



d POKt 4HFFS6.D 



CHKW10) is i blank line 

Rata files on the Dragon are 
stored separately from the main 
body of the program, so Spec- 
trum owner! will have lo write 
their own routines in replace line:. 
1360-1750. 

Lines 1800-1900 are com- 
stkjiiJ'i tin latsciic recorder con- 
n,.| from ihc keyboard. 

dump can, mi the Spectrum, be 

Owners cil' nther computers "ill 



) printed, ■ >■■■■ 



3 Be»"SB»*9i*»ieB*"Ba 

J CL.SIB0TC1O0 






, 'PRESS CEMTEH1 1. 



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software to 

win — just 

find the 

words for 

your share 



rHLRL are 25 changes lo win in 
another tree, easy-io-enter com- 
petition t'rom Home Computing 
Weekly. 

We're giving away £1.000-worth of sofl- 
sarc for the Spectrum and Dragon from 



And all vou have to do is [o find wordi 
ridden in ihis issue of HCW and put then 

Each of (he 25 prizes is software to (hi 
.aloe of around 14(1 lor the Dragon or foi 
he 48 K Spectrum. 




Scattered throughout 
Computing Weekly ares 
this type. 

You Have io find all 
sentence from ihem and then write the 
sentence in ihe space provided in the 
coupon, fill in the rcsi of the coupon, in- 
cluding the words Dragon and Spectrum. 
depending on nhieh set of prizes you would 
like. 

topics of the coupon will not be ac- 
cepted. And you must write iti large leners 
on the back of the envelope ihe number of 
word! you have found (ircai hyphens as 



crl Competition 

Entry Coupon 



Emrk 



h do m 






e considered. 
1'osi your entry to: CRl.. Compel i' 
Home Computing Weekly, 145 Charing ] 
Cross Road. London WC2H OKU. 






:r23to 






.ofdicwini 
I the news columns of Home 

ng entries will be the lirsi 25 cm - 
we open. Ihe prizes will arrive 
from CRl within 2KdaysolLhc judging. 

The small print 
coma nitric* drawn ai noun on Fri- 

&j\ squ^mhLT :.V I'Wi. »ill »in the prizes. 



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Vour senU 



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- . z( 

THEN PRINT " " 

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rofi b<e t 

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NEXT a : P 



n6xt 

Id.* TO 
01,30: 



RERP 



FOR 

in* 156 _ 

POKE USR CHR* 156+-7,2E-5 
POKE 23692,255: PRINT RT 



120 PRINT 




DIM a*H5,25i 
FOR R=l TO 3 

GO SUB 2O0: IF a*IX,y TO ' 
■■ THEN GO TO 164_ „ 

LeT a*cx,y TO y+3) ="IUtr" 




border x where 



FOR ail TO 5 



IBS GO SUB . 



300 
xiIN - 
D*22> 
PINT RT 21. 



320 POKE 2366B,8: LET HIT-0 

r ■noiSee: LET S -0 ; LET x«l: 

330 FOR *-65 TO 89: PRINT RT 
a-64; PAPER 7;CHR» a ; RT 16,1-64 
CHR* a: NEXT A 

34-0 FOR #-65 TO 79: PRINT RT A 
64.-0; PRPER 7; CHR* AjHT fl-64,26 
CHR* a : NEXT a 

350 PRINT ttXjfTT 1,12" SCORE-";: 
," ";RT 1,17;*' RMUNITION-"; RMO; 



LET 



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SPECTRUM PROGRAM 



3B2 IF HIT-4-6 THEN GO TO 2500 

35S PRINT RT 20 , 1; "En t 3 r across 

>'•.' LET bf-XNKEYS: IP &»"■'■■• THE 

N GO TO 358 

357 IF INKEYJ=" " THEN GO TO EN 



THEN GO TO 38 

330 print RT 21,1; "Enter Down 

>'■: LET bS-INKEY*: IF b** 1 '" THE 
N GO TO 390 
395 IF INKEY*=" " THEN GO TO EN 

4.00 IF CODE bl>79 OR CODE B* (Eg 

THEN GO TO 390 

4.10 LET X=1CDDE bfO-64: PRINT R 
T 21, 15; b* 

4.20 PRINT RT X t Y)"X" 

4.30 GO SUB 1000 

4-4-0 PRINT RT 80,15;" "J RT 21,1,; 
■': GO TO 350 
1000 IF amo<=0 THEN PRINT ttl;RT 
1,7; FLR5H 1;"DUT OF RHUNITIDN": 



1010 FOR 



• TO -30 STEP -B: BEE 



THEN RETUI 



__ . J LET po... 
1050 IF 3* IX, 
*" OR aj(x,yl 
THEN LET poi 
1060 LET : 



= 25 






1070 FOR B = -4-0 TO -30: FOR R = T 
7: BORDER R: BEEP . 06 , B : NEXT 
R- NEXT B: PRINT RT X,Y; FLR5H 1 
; PRPER 2; INK B; "«•' 
10B0 IF HIT=4B THEN GO TO 2500 
1100 BORDER 5: RETURN 



?Bie if ink; 

2015 IF 



,e"* = -y w 



■ 0,0; FLASH 1; " 
URN^T TO GIUE UP 

THEN GO TO 81 

THEN BEEP 1 
PRPER 5; " 



20 GO TO 2010 



BORDER B: BEEP 
NEXT fl 

2510 FDR R = 16 TO 21; PRINT RT R, 



RINT 81;RT 0,0 



7,s; "CONGRRTULRTI 



0N3 YOU-UE HIT THE LOT. 

RND SCORED ";S - " WITH R BOW 

OUS OF ";RMO;*" GIUING YOU 

"; RMO + S; '■ POINTS" 

2550 GO TO 3000 

3000 PRINT 81:RT 0,0: "Do you war* 

' 'i.Si" ■"'"• . »- v « 5 - 

3010 IF INKEY* = "Y" THEN POKE 2Sr. 
92,255: GO TO 130 

3020 IF INKEy»="N" THEN POKE 235 
9S.2SS. GO TO 3050 
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printed to a width of 08 characters (use a 
new ribbon) and/or sent on cassette, check 
carefully that they are bug-free, include 
details of what your program does, how it 
works, variables you have used and hints on 
conversion. 

ARTICLES on using home computers should 
be no longer than 2,000 words. Don't worry 
about your writing ability — just try to keep 
to the style in HCW. Articles most likely to be 
published will help our readers make better 
use of their micros by giving useful ideas, 
possibly with programming examples, we 
will convert any sketched illustrations into 
finished artwork. 

tips are short articles, and brief 

programming routines which we can put 

together with others. Your hints can aid 

other computer users. 

competitive rates are paid. 

Keep a copy of your submissions and include 

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Football Manager 

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3 Sky hawk 


Quicksilva (6) ! 


4 Cosmic Crunch 


Commodore (8) 1 




Commodore (4) 


6 Catcha Snalcha 


Imagine (7) 


7 Cosmiads 


Bug Byta (3) 


8 Panic 


Bug Byte (5) 




Commodore (-1 111 


10 Asteroids 


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improve 

your moves 

by micro 

Hang n chess plater myself I rarely misc reading ,1 review t.ij tilt 
new chess software. Keeenllv I have eome across tin innovaliv 
,he\s program worilit ,i/ mention. The price seem; to lie right. tmd\ 
n cenainlv lakes u nest app/otiih compatetl witit must *rii pro- 1 
•items, lis name is Ctlierchess and a is mode to run on the Tandy I 
Models lend III. the I VII .U»<A<h I end II. with scrs-ions soon ml 
rim im Ilw Coum/mtoic. f If ■-'" i.v.v;' AJ. .1/ present, il requires.! 

\iiioas- •.;. !KS!)<>s?j. .\wnos-w. rxsnos u.<»\ 

M-ff -DOS-Ill. ::h„l KA.U. em:, i. :!.ho 1,1 m. ■ill/:., elm/', two ilia- 1 

*to. UtxauonlyS29.95. 

The novel approach thai the, pftciain takes n rti«i i/i/ncwmi 
program the computer to plav chess' li instead makes the uiirmpi 
to match its 'ridcwi m'ooiicnt against vine m the hclicrplaya: in 
the world. lliial lite proc/em, toe* r. pkr: tltess unlructor by com- 
paring your moves against /hose made In lite winner*, ot intijm 
chest competitions plevt/iy. fev panics. Il is mil intcmleii m tench I 
l/eginnets; vol/ timsi know the lw.it. mow.-, already. Mihouch the 
program us il come- requires /wo disc tiro cs. thisismil//ece.sse/yil\ | 
you can find someone to transfer the iltitti from lltedt 
program disc. 

To use the pro;: mm. ton -.u!! neci: a huard and pieces; there ts\ 
no .screen display es si.fi/. II hen con run the program, you are I i 
presented a list ot games irom which to choose. Once vim make e | 
choice, the ptoit/um aire v.n, tintliei m/ormelitm on thegeme: IP 
level of dill/cult v. opponent 's names, gemcplon. and source line, 
plot modes tite eceilehlc. One is for insiiucliomil purposes. The' 
tdlicr three o/lcr nine coii.siroinf end no out/lysis Atiei yon seler 
the yttine, voti lnriie.li tin- proc./em cmn own Iftc! ot til'ilir 
Ratings arc given it: Hie I S< i rating system from lit 
and from 1650 to 



.. . ylOm 
order. The semen duplets the .:e::i. ot the game ai all times. ', 

includes the number of the w.c. level of difficulty, maw num. 
and lite game eioek twken eppiteahlcr 1 he ennor tells yon how 
you are doing. After e good move, it is moved toward winning, 
versa after a poor move. Motes ere selected on a mullipte-eh 

if yon select the eislreclion mode, you get apomi score depen- | 
thng on whether titc proetoni Panes ton to iurtc mede e more hel 
ter. worse, or et/iticelcnt to the move made in the oi nmel same 
1'hat value is then added torn suhlieclcd Iromtomscore. It a mote 
is suljkieni/t tliso-trims. the gain,- im/nedtairh. terminate:. I! yon 
wish, ynu ctin acta slttiit tnitilcsr id each choice. Il von selected otic 
,ii the othei modi.-.. t,iu pktv autenst time end icteivc t:t> analysis. 



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■ nihil. This is en assc/nitlvkmtuojcp/o-.ne.t/: that pontilcsco/. 
codes for lite printer, ion can hu;, e printer tlnver for mos 
sumtlard tunitc,' lorn American Small lilismcs. < muputcrs, li.sil 
- ■■III! Street, I'ryor OK ?J."il iV/Si s:5-J/W for only S-'Cf-V | 
lily recommend these people as a s-miec of discount hardwat 
software /oi all latitlt machines. 

Rumor has a thai lantli wtll l/c eo///,//:i ota nidi an IBM IK" 

tompolililc computet :i\ the not loo distent future. Il is expected to 

the Intel Is'lllS'ip/occssn/ to/upi/ral'le in p,/wer to the Motorola 



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One more we bring you the 
best Microfair report. Paul 
Liptrot went to Alexandra 

Palace, where the next 

Microfair will also be held on 

December 3 and 4 



Teenager Joe Nitluilsi.nl took 
" ne oft" from studying for (it I - 
sell his self-written sofiwarc- 
e tapes lor tlit Sncciriim ;nit] 
le for ilit Jupiter Ace. 
Joe, 14, is the part-lime pro- 
icior of JN Sufi ware which lie 



ingloi 111 'O'-leecls. 

He said: "If it dues 
big I'd quite like to 



go II 



it's eyaeils whal I want lo do, 

"My mum and dad think w tun 

n doing no* is quile a good 

:a, but [lies lliink I should be 

.'iidinu more lime studying." 

Joe's Spivli tini programs are 

werious Maud.; it?. 95 ndscn- 

,_.esit on a lonely South Pacific 

iMland; Sanctuary, u space areade 

: costing £4,95: Spectrum 

Voice, which creates music and 

speech on the Speclrum for 

™ "■>: a £3.75 version of Siar 

i and a program loi nukiiiu 

-up copies called Spec! rum 

Reflex and priced ai £2.10. 

His Jupiter Ace lape, costing 
£5.95, is called 10 All-Time 
is and fealures versions of 
familiar games. 

Joe's next release Bill be a 
Speclrum arcade game called 3D 

Vour favourite programs can 

:ie available fasi using ROM-SI', 
says Camel whose Spectrum add ■ 
>nallowsR-l6Kofdaiaioberead 



upens to alio* a 2764 or 27I2S 
EPROM lo be plugged in. Other 
add-ons can be plugged in ai ihe 
hack. Daia is transferred lo RAM 
with the PRINT USR command. 

Camel, trade name of Cam- 
bridge Miem electronics, is soon 
bringing qui a low-eosl 2764 
1 I'Ki )M programmer. 

Lleoff Mwliias. who set up his 
Premier Software in mid-May. 
has four 'Spectrum programs willi 

Kid's Korner, for children ag- 
ed sin-nine, is £4.95; Integer 
Compiler and Graphics Editor 

e £5.95 each; and Jason, an 

Ivenlure based on mvtholoirv, is 
£7.95. 

Coming soon are Dril Phah- 




the 

More business program ai 

Poppy Program* include Midi 
Letters, priced al £5 for Ihe Spec- 
lrum in which children from ir 

age of Use establish winch Ici.c 
by black spot: 

5-si'ar-okl Slcpbcn Holland for 
hildren of three- 10, has -'-■" 
.■eels ol difficulty. Due si 
leading Readiness 1. for ihe two- 
six age group, in which children 

come with a keyboard overlay for 
small children so ihey n 
i n J ;i pellicular key. 

A clip-on Speclrum ; . 
was shown bv Bam Watson. On 
sale this monih for £9.95. it Ills 
over the lop row of keys and 
depresses Ihe cursor keys. 

Remsofl had W ?(l prinl 
icrl'aic iii link the lupiter 
wiili four-colour primer -pi 
marketed by Tandy and o 
companies. And, for £2, ihe firn 
hasasel ofconlacl pads which IV 
under the keys and are designed 
10 improve contact. Remsoft is 
also working on a text editor for 



-sounding i 
a game which involves rounding 
up sheep; Andromeda, in which 
your space fleet is challenged to 
conquer ihe galaxy; and Tennis. 
A Speclrum amplil'iet cosiine 
£9.95 should be available from 
the end ol ihe month. 

Michael Belk, 
Kelwoml ( umpiilcr 1 As*-, 
showine Ins Sound Power lia 
cosling £19.95. which Ills urn 
[he Speclrum - - tilling il iorwi 
15 degrees — and conlai 
speaker wiili controls lor 
and save, ck 
and volume. 

" £l3.50inodel>snh nu 
sound generator and a bauery 
' mplirier for £7. 

Computer PiihlLshirin 
launched a new rangeof software 
designed to help run small com- 
panies and clubs and for 
management , 

Finance Manager, costing 
£8.95, is said by writer Francis 
Ainley to be faster and better 



rj WEEKLY 6 Srpienil.e. wl 



SPECIAL REPORT 



best at the 
Microfair 



-3 Richard Shepherd Software, 
bcsi-known for adventures, laun- 
ched Invincible Island, written by 
26-year-old maths teacher Peter 
Cooke whose children convinced 
it was worth sending in the 
company. 
And Richard Shepherd himself 



four programs w 
Mrs New mat 



aged four and 



also £4.95. 

Hascn Hardware, hesi k 
I'm n. range of add-ons, st 
Vv'ondej Worm, an advt 



costing £5.5(1 for Lhe 4BK Spc 
irum. More software is also di 



sophisticated sotting routines. 

Microsphere's new Train 
Came puis you in charge of a rail 
network featuring two track 
layouts and seven levels or play. 
Vou have to pick up passengers 
— if ihey arc kept waiting they 
will refuse to pay or hijack the 
train — and avoid driver less 



Photograph 
Key 



Telcstwnd 84 "beep 



Joe Nichnlson - 




irains. It costs £5.95 for ei 
Spectrum. 

HcHMin Consultants brought 
out a new arcade game ai £5.95 
for the Spectrum: 3D Space 
Wars. Dragon software is due 
soon from Hewson and in iwo 
months there will be the first tour 
of a new range of BB" " 

Three new printer interlaces 
lor the Spectrum were shown by 
HiklerlK!> at £45 fortheS ' 
Interface, £55 for the de luxe 
package and £99 for the Profes- 
sional Interface. All three will 
support printers which accept 
Centronics-type parallel inpul 
and include a word processor 
program. 

yuicksilva is starling a club 
callled the Quicksilva Came 
Lords Club, named after its 
slogan. For £1 a year members 
will get a quarterly magazine, dis- 
ldspecial 



Barmy Burgers is the I 
invcl game from Blab). You 
have to make hamburgers using 
baps, burger sieaks, cheese and 
[luce — not so easy when you 
e being chased by a Tried egg 
and sausages. Hlaby's other ' ~ 
w games are Dodo and K 
ing and all three are price 
£5.95. 

trlex launched a ZXBI 
nturc called Serpem's Tomb 
and priced at £3.95. Three m 
is are promised for the i 



wo lor the Spectrum, said 
inn director David Hcelti- 
MicrolairdJ.' ironies hum- 
in Speclruii! tames: Hard 



Where la find them 

icrderul' appearance in article. 
J\ Suflwur 



orfcrs on pre- 

Drawmaster is a sophisticated 
Utility from Campbell Systems 
for lhe 48K Specirum. priced 



ordinaics are constantly on 
display. 

Stephen Hughes, 23, wrote 
Bedlam, a £4.95 Spectrum space 
game, for AWA Software. 

Cybet Tanks, a new arcade 
game for the Specirum at £5.50 
was launched by Star Urea ms. 

Useful for programmers. Pixel 

design graphics. Produced by 
t miipiiicr Agencies. 

Trvetop. which markets a case 
at £47.45 for Specirum, printer 
and cassette player, is bringing 



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HARVESTER 





-*M