8-Bit Software Online Conversion

¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶   ¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶ Software reviews are pouring in-thanks to all members for this on behalf of 8-bit P.D. and the program authors. Please be assured that every single review is passed onto the author either by an Issue Disc or photocopies of your questionaires. A selection of the most recent reviews follow= STOCKMARKET(Issue5)=When I first tried this it seemed like a good game. However after playing it for a little longer I noticed- a) Price fluctuations are silly . b) After 40 changed the price of gold became negative! i.e. They give you money to buy gold!(51E) * ¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶   ¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶ NIGHTMARE PARK(ISSUE5)-I really liked this game when I first tried it, but after half an hour it wasn't worth playing because I knew how to solve all the puzzles etc. and finishing the game became easy. If it had twice as many puzzles and they were more difficult then this would be a stunningly good game for the P.D. If writing more puzzles is a problem, then why not write a version for owners of Shadow Ram.(51E) BATTLESHIPS(Issue5)-No complaints with this one. However I decided there were too many squares on the grid and the arrangement of the letters for the co-ordinates were unorthadox to be likeable. So I made changes to the * ¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶   ¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶ program.(51E) STOCKMARKET-I like these games, could be much improved on error trapping and graphics. Very easy to complete. Instead of metals-how about currency?(722) *IF ANYBODY OUT THERE IS WILLING TO MAKE IMPROVEMENTS TO MY STOCKMARKET PROGRAM THEN I AM WILLING TO LET THEM TRY AS THIS MAGAZINE HAS TAKEN MY SPARE PROGRAMMING TIME. NIGHTMARE PARK-Good game. I find that after 10-15 minutes I'm bored but a good and well presented game.(722) * ¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶   ¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶ BATTLESHIPS-Good game but could be better (especially graphics). Quite useful in education.(722) DEFINER(Issue5)-At last a definer. My programs have been dying out for one. It has saved me a great deal of time working out VDU codes. It could do with better instructions and better screen layout-I don't like mode 5. A good program.(722) RUNE CONVERTER(Issue5)-Useful if it could decode and encode. NOTE: back page of EXILE contains runes.(722) * ¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶   ¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶ LOWER TO UPPER CASE(Issue6)-Well written piece of code, particulary like the logical conversion in Line 130. Should find a place in my library of routines. (68B) MENU PROGRAM(Issue6)-Well done!, a great program which has brightened up my menus no end! Much more info in scrolling text if you used DATA statements.(722) MODE 7 BAR CHART(Issue6)-This program could be useful for bar charts of a large scale with lots of data. Because of the mode it uses, very little memory is taken and therefore complicated programs that use a lot of memory can operate.(722) * ¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶   ¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶¶ MENU PROGRAM-Although I learned nothing new, I like the scrolling technique when it scrolls backwards upon pressing SPACE- 6/10.(1K1) ADFS BACKUP(Issue6)-A truly useful utility. This program impressed me-I'm glad that use is made of the Master's SWR space, it offers plenty of scope for things like this. One suggestion= How about a DFS version which would use SWR and would copy both sides of a disc without the need to enter seperate commands for drives 0 and 2. If it were written I would use it almost every day. (822) IF ANY PROGRAMMERS WANT TO REPLY TO THESE COMMENTS THEN WRITE IN.