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May 22-28,1984 



WEEKLY 



about your 
computer from 



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Software 
reviews for. ■ 

BBC, Spectrum, ■ 
ZX81, Dragon, 
Texas, Sord 

RAM-saving 
graphics routines ■ 
forCBM6a 

Games to tvpein ■ 
for: spectra" 
ZXSIandVlC 

How to make 

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PLUS: us. scene, ', 

news, letters, | 

charts... ■ 



Classic— 

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Battle begins 

over budget 

software 



Ji-.lritiutitin nnd Masierlron 
which started [he trend Willi 
range at £I.W. reckons deali 
have bought more lhan '■. 

Nov. M has been joined .. 
Adsancc Computer Enteriain- 
menL and Allantis Soflwan 

ACE boss Micky Shephard 
firsl brought out his 10 till " 
£6.90 — then dioppnJ i.i ( 

trome's pricing. 



"Without any bias, i 
fat belter lhan Masicn 
All our games will be ne 



Moves to 
block piracy 



Load, des eloped by Incei 
Software, and Bibi Magnetic 
has a new technique called 

Datacbnc's Power Load 
data torn press ion tcchnic 
reducing the loading timi 



"At Daladone we at 
business of cop; _ 
arc but this is uneopyable. 
tied my hardesi and I can't 
. ii. I have lechniqucs 
i v9 per cent of Ihc public 



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can gel Ihc headers in bu 




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nit enpv. The technique i 










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May 22-28. 198J WO. 63 




AD ASTRA f 







REGULARS 



software charts 

1 >n i i'\cl!:-ii e iiuidc 1 ii Iv.i ■ -eiHiiji areadi 
|iln. Top 10s for si\ home computers 



The things you tell m 



Classified ads start on . 



SOFTWARE REVIEWS 



A page ofgamcs reviews lor HUC micro owners 








Jen 1 software for the Rraeon assessed hv our team 






noose here for your ZXS1, Spectrum or TI-99/4A 










38 



■ lor HKC.Sor:!. [)r;mon land- Ci>;,..i 



SPECIALS 



Flight simulator competition . . 

You could lake to the "air" in a real flight si 
Fighter Pilot tapes from niyii.il Integration i,- 



Just waul! ami learn ai-ou: compiilm- oil !hc Spectrum. VIC-20. 
BHC, lleetron or ( ommodore M. I hiriy tapes must be -von — and 
there'sa 10 per cent discount voucher for every entrant 



spectrum screen planner . 

Create erear araphic- and plot them on 
pull-out Pixel-Pad 




PROCRAMS 



Zap litem before Itiev blast u 
I6KZXS1 


-a fas 


moving spaee game lor the 










Two games: rescue a maiden 


ndisrre 


and go for gold in the 400 










Iwo games: Galaxy is for the 


unexpanded VIC and Pilot 20 












KAM-saving graphics — fi 

program- to type in and use 


. listing 


and four itcmonstr 










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Learning is 
fun 



ins who have recently 
linked up with Argus Press 
Software. Two new games have 
; si been released: Star Trucker 
for age 9 + and Music for 7 + . 

is to reach beyond hyperspace 
and bring back power crystals. 

buy fuel and commodities or 
ase the Force Field. Your 
s in fulfil your task in the 

can prim out a Space 

re successful. 
Music: This packace i. three 
..ipes in one — Piano Player, 
Composer and Musical Qui/. 
The program can be updated or 
the difficulty level increased. 
A tgus Press Soft ware. No. I 
Golden Square, London WIR 



Play and 
learn 

v from Comsofl; Slaircast 
Stampede, for the BBC 32K 
nicro. Humphrey struggles it 

mrsued by Horrible Harok 
md Helpful Hoi ace. Watch on 

■rushirm boots! Cassette cost: 
7.50; 40 track disc £9.50. 
Also from Comsoft for thi 

BBC 32K 

Playbox, 



■ pi, .era 



on of 



Memory is a came for 
which you must pair off a series 
of piclures; Hangman lias a 
vocabulary of 280 words and 
Bricksmash keeps you trapped 
' ' ' rl a brick wall until you 
■cak mil l« ari.ueririj; ilie 
il ',. nonkJi-'C qnesiimis. 
V for llli- ren-k:li:e i- l'(i.M) 
issclK :uul LB. .'(I for 41) 



Fantasy fun 

The Lords of Midnighl is a new 
game from Beyond for Ihc 48K 
Sped rum. Described as "a 
living fantasy novel," it's an 
epic game illicit has similarities 
:o the Lord of ihe Rings. 

You may use your Spectrum 
primer lo print oui a pictorial 
record of rite eamc, and Beyond 
offering io turn the 



ssful 









;r-generatcd 
. f rice £9.99. 
'it!, Durrani House, S 

tlllill. I ondonl-.C Distil 



Mammoth 
micro shop 

What is reputed lo be the 
world's largest computer store 
has opened in London, al 
StonebridM Park on the Norlh 
Circular. Stciiter has dedicaled 
2S.000 square foot of floor 
space io home and business 
computers. Software is also 
catered for; bolh educational 
and games packages arc sold at 
competitive prices. 

John Patierson. director, 
said: "For the first lime 
customers have got everything 
they need under one roof, from 



dedicated multi-u; 






our products with skilled, 
i rained people. Our programme 
of after sales suppori and 



Our long-term aim is to open a 
chain of Sicigor-owned or 
franehised shops and achieve 
nationwide coverage." 
• As an introductory offer, 
Steiger is deducting up to 20 per 
cent from an Apple system, and 
permitting a seven-day free 
trial. 

Steiger House, North Circular. 
Stonehridge Park, London 
NWI0 7QZ 



Face foes, 

rescue 
maidens! 

Four more games and on 
utility are just out from Englis 

Software for Atari, each cost in 



9.95. 



the i 



Robin Hood, roil ihe Sheriff of 
Nottingham, steal the silver and 
rc-cuc Maid Marian! 

Brian the Blob has stolen the 
great Diamond and hidden it in 
ihc deepest vault. In Dan 
Strikes Back, you must make 
your way ihrough the vault, 

trampling on lite mushrooms. 
Ciladcl Warrior 32K is a 



i the 



world t 



fore 

cyclotron bombs. Neptune's 
Daughters is an oriental eamc m 
which ihe Sea Serpent seizes 
Neptune's beautiful daughters 
and carries them off to his lair. 
Your task is to brave the Sea 
Serpent and rescue I he maidens. 
Atari Graphics Wizard 

characters and edit and create 
players (sprites) at Ihc same 
lime. Il eliminates the need for 
a separale player and character 



U.S. SCENE 



Cut-price 

CBM64 

music box 

with music. Therefore. I was attracted !o the announcemei 

Human /■.■.i.»wmi! Hottware <l!TSi <>i us latest product ft) 
Commodore M. It is called Svnlhesonnil M. -\s wit mttv know. 
Ihe 64 has a chip inside il tailed SI/) <lor Sound Interface 
lievicei ihai i' capable a-' /iii'iim tag ail 'ii'i' ill neat noises. 

Unfortunately, n ini> designed in he Pl/fhed and POKP.d 
from BASIC, which in it very tedious, 'ml In mention lime 
consuming and technical, wuv of getting the itih done. In this 
mariner it usually take hours In design tunes that play for 
seconds. I'm thai is all oyer nun: Vims the UPS program, itui 
no longer have lo be a programming genius In get fantastic 
results. You will need some specialized knnwietige of musical 
synthesizers, hit! that knowledge is passed alum: to you by the 
program itself, which in addition to being useful is a' 
educational. 

The program teaches all about the common electronic 
music buzzwords and acronyms, as well as teaching abou 
limitations anil capabilities 11/ the Slllehqi. I he program at 
the creation of up to eight low trci/uencv oscillators, two piano- 
style keyboards displayed on the screen, is able to store and 
recall up to >."i predetermined pitch settings, and uses the disc 
drive as a "tape recorder" on whu. h mn can '.lore as many as 
nine Hint's and nine sets of 2Sf: predetermined sellings. A sample 
demo is included with the program which shows off it 
tremendous capabilities. 

Among olhet things, the program is capable nl producing 
three-note chords, something which, until very recently, c" 
except Ihe most expensive music synthesizers were not capabl 
Even at present, the most reasonable priced three-voice synrh 
eosls lots more than a CUM 64 system. It is also possible to 
match the pitch o! the am; 10 other instruments bv using the ten 
and right arrow keys to increase or decrease the pilch in gradual 
increments — while playing in real time.' 

The program docs hu\e some limitations of which y 
should be aware. Its error handling is less than superb and 
occasionally the keyboard wii! go /lead, requiring a complete 
reboot. Since the keyboard is used' tor ewering the noles, il is 
obviously not going to be played as el Hi icnlly as a real keyboard 
instrument, nor is the sound going to resemble that produced by 
a commercial-grade synth. Still, no other special hardware is 
required 10 produce music, and there seems m be no other place 
you 1. an learn so much about electronic music for such a lot 

The program costs all of $19.95! If unavailable from your 
local HES dealer, you can em/uire directly 10 Human 
Ingmeered Software. IfO North Hill Drive, Brisbane 94 '" 



tm£ 



Hand. Aim.. Ih. ttaler Dent. Our t.,11: /General I elephoi. 
and llleclromcsi Telenet I ommunicalions and British Telecot 
have just announced a iointlv developed system 01 transmitting 
tales: messages faster and cheaper. The new service does not 
require any spei uilizeii telex equipment other than standard 
terminals and micro computers — or even dedicated 11 
processors — in ortler to send messages 10 the U. K. The sys 
is called Iniersireain One. ami will reduce the cost o! standard 
telex communications from S2 or << per mmuie to as low as 17 
cents per minute plus ,t#i cents lor every AM characters 
transmitted. Say, that's a more efficient way of getting n. 

No more space now. See you next week. 



WEEKLY 22 May 1984 



COMPETITION 





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THEN GOTO 360 
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WB] K.U1 23 May 1984 P*ge9 



Croukit 
I2K BBC C5.95 



Rocky 

S2K BBC £7.95 



nglh is sapped a 



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playing speed, although [ prefer 
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playabil 


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is thai ihe graphics bi 
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game appear 10 be roll; 
You hove 10 kill the 
roboLs by dropping r 



Bumble Bee 

BBC B £7.95 

>ower, S/Ba Regent Si. Chape 
Mlciioii. I c-eds LSI 4PE 



.■hilled around mazes then lliii, is. 
-"or you. Nol particularly original 

Ifs based on a simiiat idea lo 
Pae-man. You are a bee 

ind occasional fruit rloWCvS all 
s nol rosy in ihe garden. There 

Toadstools and tasty looking 
foodstuffs are poisoned. Worse! 

aeionr yoT However. Ihere are 

Parts of the maw contain 
swinging gates which can guard 
vour escape. Spiders can be lured 
to eat the food and so die! 



only problem was wit 
of keys for moveme 
torisk and question 



Flex your 

muscles on 

these! 

Escape from Colditz, hurl 

boulders at robots and chase 

round mazes! Our reviewers 

have cooled down enough to 

tell you how they rated these 

active games 



a 



I2K BBC EB.65 



e German POW camp. 





There are eight escape routes, 








ihe drams. When you have 
collected five essentials, (e.g.- 




pinnetfall 




compass) you can escape. 
However, trying to leave the 
prison ss-irh the v. rong equipment 




32K BBC E11.95 


the^galM^buy^andfeMingas 




Argus Press Software. No.l 
Golden Square. London WC2 


s?^3clSSS 


leave, vou with 71) days in the 
cooler. This is equivalent lo a 






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This Irading game is brought 10 

you by Ihe publisher, ol' this 
masa/mc. You may be some- 


The only difficulty I have had 


Occasionally an uppel is called, 
and if you arc caught for not 




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detail on this aspect. An encilins 


appearing or you arrive with 
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/( is generally accepted throughout the world that mi 
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with and directly control any advances made ii 



this a 



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of Defence ban on 
device. 

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Surely then, considering that software houses have 
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A recent Horizon programme, which many readers 
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Most 64 owners will be aware 
iow powerful [he graphics 
apabiiities of the machine are. 
There are several packages on 
market for extending 
BASIC to use these capabilities 
in fact. David Rees 
ibed a do-it-yourself 
package in recent issues of 
Home Com puling Weekly. 
Most packages, David Rees' 
rsion included, have ihe 
disadvantage that although they 
offer a full range of facilities, 
they also tend to steal a large 
hunk of RAM. If you only want 

they may prove impracticable. 
In this article 1 shall describe 
me routines which, allium..'.!] 
ey may be included in David's 

package, can be used on their 
vith a minimal overhead in 

RAM. The routines are all 

aimed at the use ol p? jplu 



There 



i ol 



inverted snobbery concerning 
high-resolution graphics. 
Whilst their use is ideal for 
graph plotting routines, they 
be RAM hungry, often 
nd do have some 
.ns. For example, can 
te an animated dialing 
;r using hitfh :i-soli.i.on 
graphics? It's easy using 
redefined characters! These 
routines will offer easy 
alternatives to hi-res. Whilst all 
routines operate independently, 
they can be used together. 

The first routine gives pseudo 
t del cm capabilities by enabling 
vou to plot points and draw 
BO by 50 lesoluiion 



nple 



Two : 

ii-.ailabk'; 



49 1 52, X.V, Colour, Type. Type 



the screen memorv is in u> 
normal place. They will noi 
work if you move the screen 
For fast drawing, it is best tc 
use the routines directly from 
machine code. For machine 
code hacks, I'll give details of 
the entry points later. 









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put Ihe new 


characters 


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Great 

graphics 

which don't 

steal too 

much of 

your ram 



command the line: 

POKE 44,16: POKE 256*1 



litis package can be used I 
the job. Both of these methods 
will destroy any BASIC 
program in memory, so it is 
wise to do this job first. The call 
to protect the graphics is: 

SYS 49926.X 

If X has any value other than 
255. the bottom of BASIC is 
simply raised A value of 255 
will auto load the next program 
on tape giving a mean" r 
booling a sequence 
proKfams The remainder of the 



I SYS 49y20,SET 

SET - IJ ijises upper i 
SET - I gives lower c 

Tins routine switches in the 
ne» set and copies the specified 
characters from RAM to t' 
new set. So thai you know th 
all is well, a message is given 

finished If you don't wai 
message to appear, e.g. in the 
middle ol a program, poke 
location lOUOwith 255. 



This defines Ihe shape of 
character N. The squa - 
brackets are used so that you 
can easily see which character is 
involved. The eight parame' — 
specify the shape of 
character. 

3 SYS 49929.. enable t 

SYS 49932.. disable I 



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'liKiirn' 


mini 


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large cliaracier 










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llie 


routine is called 



SYS 50432.X, Y,CH,COLOUR 

where Y is the row where the 

character starts (0-24); X is the 
column where the character 
starts (0-39); CH is Ihe ASCII 
value of the character (eg (II - 
ASC("A' - )); COLOUR is the 
coloui of i lie character. 
The final s( 



in the required direction and 
pin a hlank lineal the other end 
of Ihe screen. Roll moves the 
screen contents and puis the 
lost line at the other end of the 
screen (similar 
conveyor belli, 
and colour 
scrolled so (hat (he appearance 



rved. 

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Listing 3 — large 4x4 characters 




iMgg™«!L , 'e |',- : '; ; ■;--'■'■■- ■•'" :■' :M; M '['is [si -.1' :l\ !- ':■- 



scroll down 
roll down 
scroll lefl 
roll left 
scroll right 
roll right 


SYS 52742 
SYS 51826 
SYS 52123 
SYS 52182 
SYS 51992 
SYS 52049 


The contents of location 901 
specifies the number of rows 
scrolled or rolled to ihe lefl or 
right. Il has no effect on (he 
scroll and roll down. Listings 4 
and S load (hese routines. The 


indeplnden 


tly Demo 4 


utuirporatc 


show what is 


Machine code aspects of low- 
res plot: The interfacing of the 
plotting routines to your own 



Line type in 907 
Eniry Point SCODI 



mthII mil Itfl and right 




Why use a big graphics 

program when you're only 

going to use parts of it? 

These routines, by 

hcw regular Allen Webb, are 

fast memory-efficient 

alternatives 



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Make your 
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music 



is I'airlv short program vou 
play the notes within a 

given ociaii: using ilit' letters as 

-"--non Ihe screen. 

« nine is nlaved the music 
ltd in the array X(\) and 
nil play ii back later by 



■\nd tlR'-o are tlii' opcriilic 

} alters the octave (0 
Mlonal by 1 to lower c 



lengthen it. Space bar 
returns you 10 the menu 

E ends the program 

t allows you to alter ihe 
envelope shape. 1 to lower 
and 1 to increase the number 
alters the envelope period, 
again followed by 1 to 




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BK MACHINES ** 

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4 REM 

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13 PRINTCHR$(17) : REM TURN OFF CURSOR 

15 DIMX<1000) :REM USED TO STORE MUSIC - MAKE LARGER \ 
YOU HAVE 48K 
17 CLB 

20 GOSUB1000.-REM SET SCREEN DISPLAY 
25 e=20:C=3:D=5:E=200: Y=l 

3D GOSUB2000:REM BET NOTE AND PLAY IT' 
40 IFA*= ,, D"THENGO5UB3000:GOTQ30:REM CHANGE OCTAVE 
50 IFA*="W"THENGOSUB4000:GOTO30:REM CHANGE DURATION 
60 IFA$="E"THENCL5:PLOT10, 15, "THANK YOU FOR PLAYING": 
R I NTCHR* ( 6 ) CHR* (17): END 
70 IFA$="R"THENGOSUB5000:GDTO30:REM CHANGE ENVELOPE 
B0 I FA*= " T " THENGDSUB6000: GDTO30 

90 IFA*="Y"THENGOSUB10000:GOTO30:REM REPLAY MUSIC 
99<? END 

1000 FDRX=20TO25:PLOT0,X,17:PLOT1,X,7:PLQT38,X,23:NE: 
1010 PL0T3,24,"Z X C V B N M" 
1020 PLOTS, 22, "S D G H J" 

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1055 PLOT1 ,14,'l:PL0T2, 14, " S. W. Lucas" 

1060 FORX=1TO2:PLOT10,X,X»2:PLDT11 , X , 14: PLOT12, X , "Mil 



syntl 



:NEXT 



KEYS":PL0T25,5, "0= octave" : PLDT25, < 
E= end program" : PL0T25, 8, "R= envelt 



500 RETURN 

2000 PLOT30.4, ' 
note length" 

2001 PL0T25,7,' 

2002 PL0T25,9,- 

2003 PLOT23.10, "Y= replay music" 

2004 REPEAT 

2005 A=0 

2030 GETAS:REM SET VALUE OF A FOR NOTE BEING PLAYED 
2040 IFA*="Z"THENA=1 ELSEIFA*="X"THENA=3 ELSEIFA*="C"T 



ENA=5 

2050 IFA*="V"THENA=6 ELSEIFAJ= 
fy V HENA=10 

[%V\ 28& IFA*="M"THENA=12 



B"THENA=8 ELSEIFA*= 



ORIC PROGRAM 



2070 IFA*="S"THENA=2 ELSEIPA*="D"THENA=4 ELSEI! 
HENA=7 

20B0 IFfl#= n H"THENA=9 ELSE1FA*="J "THENA=1 1 

2090 IFA''0THENMU5IC1 ,C, A,0: PLAY3 ,0, D, E 

2095 Y=Y+1:REM INCREMENT NOTE 

2097 X(Y)=A:REM ADD NOTE TO SAVED MUSIC 

2100 WAITB 

2110 PLAY0, 0,0,0 

2500 UNTILA*="B ,, ORA*= ,, W' , ORA*= ,, E"DRA*="F-:"CiRAf= ' 



5000 PLOT-30,4,." " : F'LQT25 , 5, 

3001 PL0T25,7," ": 

PL0T25,9," 
-009 PLQT10.4,' 
3010 PLCTI0.5,' 
"020 ( :, L0T9 , 6, "press < Space bar) when ready" 
3025 REPEAT 
".■030 F#"KEY* 

3040 IFF$="1"THENC=C-1 EL5EIFF*="2"THENC=C+: 
3050 IFG<=(B THENC=0 

3060 TFO+6 THENC=6 : REM C=OCTAVE NUMBER 
3065 PLOT10,B, "OCTAVE No;-" 
.3066 PLOT20,B,STR*(C> 
3070 UNT1LF*=" " 
3060 PLOT10.4," 
3090 PLOT10,5," 
3100 PLOT9,6," 
3110 PLOT9,e," 
3120 RETURN 

4000 PLOT30,4, " ":PL0T25,5, " ":Pi 

4001 PL0T25,7," ";PL0T25,a," 
PL0T25.9, " 

4009 PLOT10 t 4,' c CHAMEE DURATION" 

4010 PLOT10,5, ,: Icw=r=l hi iher=2" 

4020 F'LOT9,6, "pres? space bar. 1 ifher. ready" 
4325 REPEAT:F*=KEY* 

404 IFF*^"1"THENB=B 10FLSEIFP4= "2" THENB=B-: 
4050 IFB<=0 THEMB=0 
4060 IFB>70 THENB=7B 
406f5 PLCT10,S, "DURATION: " 
4066 PI OT20,3,STR*[B) 
4E70 UNTILF*=" " 
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