* As promised I have managed to get
Issue 9 out on time and I am hopefully
now back on a monthly disc schedule. As
the waiting list for software to be sent
out on the issue discs has now become
too long so I am now going to use both
sides of an 80 track disc, so if you
have anything less than a double sided
80 track drive then you'll have to send
in at least 2 discs( and maybe 3). As
well as the usual P.D. software (which
is excellent quality this month) I have
included a few "bonus" items- a
comprehensive VIEW spellchecker complete
with manual, an "informant" ROM image to
gether with manual plus a light hearted
"Ghostbusters" graphics screen. Just
boot up the disc and follow the normal *
MENU bar routines. There is an extra
"HELP FILE" menu included so all text
file manuals can be viewed on screen
without leaving the menu program.
Finally please keep up the comments you
are so kindly providing. The programmers
contributing to this library are
extremely grateful and most of them are
planning more software as a direct
result of your feedback- well done
* All users who requested the version
5a (pilot) of SYSTEMS server will now
have a copy of this. Please return your
comments and any errors you encounter
back to me on or before 10th March 1991.
The full version 5 program will be *
issued next month (issue 10) to all
members. Version 6 is underway and will
be complete (with all suggested
implemented) by Spring 1991. The version
5 program just concentrates on improving
speed at present.
One member unfortunately lost half his
data whilst using the SYSTEMS server.
Unfortunately I have not been able to
trace wether this was a program error
or not. Please ensure that you therefore
make an immeadiate backup (as with all
programs) if you make any signifigant
alterations to them. This should be
It also appears that the text manuals
with all SYSTEMS programs have been
causing a few problems Re: page length *
It appears that the format of page
length I used was non standard. Any
users who would like an INTERWORD
compatible version of the manuals can
have copies on request. However you will
need 32k shadow RAM in order to load the
manuals into INTERWORD. Manuals SHOULD
load into VIEW wordprocessor as they
stand, as they should do with WORDWISE.
* Because a few members have submitted
literally discs full of their own
programs I have introduced the 8-bit
TBI software pool. This contains 5
complete discs full of software that I
have not had room to put onto the issue
discs as yet. However this issue
contains a selection of some of the *
best titles from these authors.
Obtaining a disc is easy and FREE. All
you do is submit an extra disc and
request the title of one of the
TBI01-"The Animation Station" Animated
graphics disc containing over 20
graphical routines-some amusing
ones also included.
TBI02-"Maths Education Software" For
Primary School children.
TBI03-"Fidei Defensor" Religious
Education Quiz/teaching disc.
Teaches and tests pupils of all
ages on Religious Studies.
TBI04-"C.J.Richardson" Games and
Utilities disc. Over 15 titles of
useful games, adventures,
utilities etc. A selection has
has been included on this disc.
A U.I.M. cheat is also included on
TBI05-"Mixmania" by the Yorkshire Boys.
A disc full of excellent sound
samples. Some of these will
require at least 16k of Sideways
If anybody has any software to
contribute then just send it in when you
return your issue discs, and it should
find itself on an issue disc soon