8-Bit Software Online Conversion

          Stacks on the disc this month and even more next month. If you have any programs either completed or in development then please consider sending it here to 8-bit Software. I think I am correct in saying that we are the only library that offers the valuable comments from Programmers Return that are enjoyed by existing 8-bit Programmers. Please do not hesitate to drop me a line if you need more information. The address is= 8-bit Software <SOFTWARE SUBMISSIONS> 7 Ashdale Thringstone Coalville Leicestershire LE6 4LW *

          Be sure that your envelope is clearly marked "Software Submissions" so that I can reply without delay. Software is as important as anything else, and without it there wouldn't be an 8-bit Software. We'll publish almost anything no matter how big or small, or how obscure the subject may be. NOTE FOR MASTER OWNERS= All of 8-bit's software is tested on a BBC-B and not a Master, therefore some programs may not work due to machine differences. If a program doesn't work on your Master, then try to modify it and send the results to us so other Master owners can benefit. Some of the programs have already been converted *

          and the results will be published next month. ON THE DISC= Graphical Animations- Includes the stunning Star Wars fly-by (needs SWR). The best results can be obtained on mono monitors. Adventure Hints I+II- An ASCII text file jammed full of adventure game hints and tips. Follow on-screen options to read them. If you have any other hints or tips then send them into us, and mark your envelope "Hints+Tips". *

          Repton 3 Screens- Some totally new screens for you to tackle. A competition is currently being organised so it is certainly worthwile getting some practice in. To play, load Repton 3 and load the screens in file R.TROG. The competition will be announced next month. Infinite Triangles- A "pixel" graphics routine. Watch the screen as the triangles develop- more and more of them. Citadel Cheat- A Citadel Cheat. Off C.J.Richardson's NEW games and Utilities disc now on the TBI list. More news next month. *

          Crazy Balls- Another fine game from Andy Nibbs, whose software is at least magazine standard and beyond. Keys-Z,X and RETURN. Liverpool Manager- Another excellent program from A.Shakoor who brought us Test Cards last month. Can you do a better job at managing Liverpool? Coldtea Music- Ok, so it's an oldie, but it's a goldie. Probably the best piece of music for the enexpanded Model B. An AMPLE version is also on the disc. Enter AMPLE and enter "A.COLDTEA"LOAD RUN. *

          Screen Transfer Utility- One for programmers. A quick and simple tutorial on how to store two screens in memory at the same time, and switch between the two. Bubbles Animation- Another one from Andy Nibbs. It only took him about 2 minutes to write. Best viewed in the dark on a mono monitor about 3 metres away. Complex Equations- One for the A-Level Maths Students. A friend of mine is doing A-Levels and has found the program very useful, so it's on this issue as the exams can't be that far away!! *

          Graphical Gears/Space Planets Animation Two animations off the TAS disc on the TBI software pool(send in a 40 or 80 track disc for the full disc). Takes a while to draw, so be patient. Mandlebrot Set- See seperate article in the magazine. Extra Printer Command- Assembles a routine and adds a new * command- *PRINTER or *PRINT. Not sure what it does as the instructions were a bit vague. Can anybody help? *

          Lumberjack Tune- Monty Python's Lumberjack song(I'm a Lumberjack and I'm Okay...). Gisburnes Castle Cheat- Another cheat from C.J.Richardson's new disc. Just follow the instructions. Concept Car- Graphical Screen by Steve Auty(Cotswold P.D.). The program that created the screen is also avaliable, but I can't remember what it's called. If anybody wants a copy then drop me a line.