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This issue is dated January 1982 and cost 60p

RegularsEdit

Contents - 1 page (3)

Your Letters - 1 page (11)

Computer Club: Micros come to Croydon - David Pollard - 1 page (15)

David Pollard visits a thriving south-London group.

Fingertips - David Pringle - 2 pages (57-58)

Response Frame - Tim Hartnell - 1 page (59)

Competition Corner - 1 page (73)

NewsEdit

News Headlines - 2 pages (12-13)

Games
  • New ZX-81 program launches: Artic Computing to release updated chess program (ZXChess II) and a second adventure game (Adventure B: Inca Curse) for the ZX81. (13)
Other
  • Sharps' sound of music
  • Hearing is believing
  • How TDS-934 delivers speech
  • The Computer Fair caters for all
  • British Telecom offers £1,000 prize for best Sinclair Prestel adaptor
  • Expand control possibilities
  • Bug-free machine code
  • Recalled Vic transformers
  • Software and harware harmonise for Tandy
  • Starting your own business

FeaturesEdit

Review: The BBC Micro - 2 pages (16-17)

Predicted sales of the BBC Microcomputer have mushroomed from an original estimate of 12,000 to possible orders of 100,000 during 1982. Tim Hartnell assesses one of the first of the £225 systems to leave the production line.

Review: Word Processing on the Atom - 2½ pages (18-19,21)

The low-cost Seikosha GP-80 printer coupled with WordPack can transform the Acorn Atom into a word-processing system capable of dealing with most applications outside the office. Norman Kirby reviews.

Interview: Kenneth Baker - 2 pages (24-25)

In January 1981, Kenneth Baker MP became the first Government Minister with responsibility for Information Technology — an all-embracing term covering everything from space satellites to Sinclair ZX-81 s. He talks to Duncan Scot about his hopes for reversing Britain's decline and his plans for the future.

Review: Morphy v. Champion (Chess Computers) - 3 pages (26-28)

The Morphy and the Champion Sensory Challenger are a new breed of chess machine — their power and speed would be more than a match for the celebrated Sargon 2.5 from whom they are both descended. John White is the referee.

Developing software for easy learning - 2 pages (35-36)

Educational programming calls for a sensitive mixture of skills, which combines the experience of both teachers and computer specialists. Eric Deeson analyses a computer-assisted learning problem and shows how a little care in formulating the program goes a long way in helping pupils to get the most out of the school computer.

How to tackle VIC colour and sound - 2 pages (38-39)

Despite the fact that Vic-20s are now appearing on the market in large volumes, software for the £200 Commodore machine is still in short supply. To give you some ideas for writing your own programs, Tim Hartnell presents subroutines which generate sound and colour.

Machine Code: Starting with the Essentials - 3 pages (40-42)

If the merest mention of stacks, operands or mnemonics fills you with a profound sense of gloom, then you may count yourself among the growing band of those who suffer from machine-code phobia. The cure prescribed by specialist Les May consists of a salutory look at the very roots of the malady — binary, hexadecimal, bits, bytes and registers.

Write Fast-Moving Graphics on your ZX81 - 3 pages (48-50)

Martin Buckeley shows you how to write a series of machine-code subroutines, culminating in a fast game of Breakout.

Project: Digitising Analogue Signals - 3 pages (52-53,55)

Continuing his series on the development of process-control software, John Dawson tackles the crucial problem of converting information from external equipment into machine-readable form.

Type-InsEdit

Treasure House - Sharp MZ-80k - 3 pages (30-32)

No-one has ever left the House of Treasure alive to tell of the fortune it conceals. Now Chris Davison's adventure beckons to you.

Software File - 8 pages (61-63,65,67,69-71)

AdvertsEdit

Games

  • Automata - Can of Worms - page 6
  • DK'Tronics - Deflex, 3D/3D Labyrinth, Centipede - page 14
  • Mikro-Gen - Chess, ZX New York - page 22
  • Bug-Byte - Invaders, Star Trek, The Damsel and the Beast, Breakout, Program Pack 4, Program Pack 6, Atom Invaders, Pinball, Backgammon, Atom Breakout, Lunar Lander, Labyrinth, Golf, Stockmarket, Dodgems - Snake, UFO Bomber, Chess, 747, Fruit Machine - page 23
  • JRS Software - Slalom, Black Holes - page 33
  • A&F Software - Polecat, Early Warning, Minefield, Tangled - page 33
  • Essential Software Company - Galaxy Invasion, Super Nova, Cosmic Fighter, Gobble Man, Labyrinth, Deathmaze 5000, Asylum, Attack Force, Robot Attack - page 51
  • Computer Concepts - Invaders - page 60
  • Hilderbay Ltd - Gold / Pick a Word - page 60
  • Video Software - 1k Party Tricks, Force Field, Space Race, Football-League, Test Match, Stock Market - page 64
  • Control Technology - Pack 16/1, Pack 16/2, Pack 16/3, Cassette 1½, Tape Book 50 - page 66
  • Collins Computing - Murgatroyds, Degas in Vegas - page 74
  • Macronics - 1k Space Invaders, 3k Space Invaders, Nightmare Park, Dragon Maze - page 75
  • Microgame Simulations - Battle of Britain, Asset Stripper, Kingdom of Nam, High Stakes, Party Bran Tub, Invaders, Wordgram - page 76
  • Silversoft - Star Trek, Super-Wumpas, Games Pack 1, Games Pack 2 - page 76
  • Program Power - Chess, Astrobirds, Lunar Lander, Invader Force, 3D Asteroids, Martians, Alien Maze, Demon Dungeon, Dambusters, Super Racetrack, Mazeball, Space Storm, Reversi - page 77
  • Quicksilva - QS Defender, QS Asteroids - page 77
  • J.K. Greye Software - 10 Games, Starfighter - Pyramid - Artist, Catacombs, 3D Monster Maze - page 78
  • Stellar Software - Space Battle, SAS Mission Impossible - page 82
  • Michael Orwin Software - Cassette One - page 83
  • Hewson Consultants - Space Intruders, Mini Space Intruders - page 85
  • Sinclair Research - Sinclair ZX81 Cassette No 1, Sinclair ZX81 Cassette No 4 - page 87

Magazines

AnalysisEdit

Type Pages %
Features 25.5 29%
News 2 2%
Game Reviews 0 0%
Competitions 1 1%
Other Editorial (Contents, Surveys, etc..) 2 2%
Letters 2 2%
Type-Ins 11 13%
Total Editorial 43.5 49%
Total Adverts 44.5 51%

Other CreditsEdit

Assistant Editor

Brendon Gore

Staff Writer

Bill Bennett

Production Editor

Toby Wolpe

Production Assistant

John Liebmann

Editorial Secretary

Lynn Cowling

Contributors

Tim Hartnell, Norman Kirby, John White, Eric Deeson, John Dawson, David Pringle, David Pollard, Les May, Martin Buckeley

Publishing Director

Chris Hipwell

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