8-bit Software Disc Magazine (c) Duncan Webster 1991
7 Ashdale, Thringstone, Leics, LE6 4LW
Issue 12 May 1991
ON THIS MONTHS PD DISC
Stacks of software for you this month, and again I thank all members
most sincerely for answering my pleas for programs. I am very pleased
to be able to say that a large proportion of this months disc contains
software written by members of this group. Listed below are all the
programs available, and any special instructions needed. So you can
see how many programs have been written by 8-bit members, I have
placed a star (*) next to the programs which are the result of
members' own work.
Chuckie Egg Screens
Another set of screens for chuckie egg would you beleive. I have no
idea whether they work, as I do not have a copy of chuckie egg, but
the front end of the program does appear to be ok.
Lost Your Marbles Fix*
Avid players of Andy Nibbs' Lost Your Marbles game (issue 9) will be
aware of a bug in the program. Select this option, insert your ISSUE
9 disc when prompted to, and the bug will be fixed for you.
Andy Nibbs' TECH TIPS*
From our technical editor, a few pointers on the more technical
aspects of the BBC Micro and accessories all well presented in an on
screen format. Hopefully there will be more information of this
standard on future issues
Repton 3 Screens*
Two more screen sets to battle through.
3D Spinning Ball
Very impressive Music and animation for a BBC Model B
Complete Address Book*
From A S Shakoor - keeps comprehensive records of all names and
addresses etc. A Very Useful Program.
Prommer ROM Utility
Converts BASIC programs to ROM. I am unsure of how this program
exactly works, as it was submitted from another PD library.
Very Simple Graphics, but effective. Upon completion if you stare at
the screen long enough you tend to get this "depth" effect --- or
Very useful for communications peripherals. Another good program by A
S Shakoor, which was origionally designed to send data to a printer
through the RS232 port.
The best program yet from A S Shakoor. Enables you to keep a track of
all your share investment portfolio. I was going to write a shares
program as part of the SYSTEMS series, but I think that this will now
no longer be necessary.
Calculates the sunrise and sunset times of any given point on the
globe. Written and submitted by an 8-bit member.
Written by another 8-bit P.D. member (G Davies) using an adventure
creator. Should anyone else wish to submit programs created on
adventure creators, then please do not hesitate to send them in.
From the author of Urban War and 8-bit Member Hugh Williams comes this
useful utility. Works in a simalar way to PROMMER, but is itself ROM
based which makes the utility that much easier to use. For full
information, see seperate article in this magazine.
ROM based LIFE prog.*
Yet again another program from G Davies. Everyone has heard of the
program of LIFE, but you don't see many on ROM. Load this into your
sideways RAM or SHADOW memory and enter *LIFE to start.
Arc & XArc Utility
These are 2 ROM images which should be loaded into your computers
SHADOW or SWR memory. The first program ARC will Archive selected
programs under one filename. The latter program will de-archive and
ARCed file. Just load the relevent ROM image, and enter *ARC or *XARC
then follow the instructions on the screen.
Bananas Level Game
A ladders and levels game - simple but addictive
Space Pods Game*
From John Henson, who used to be an 8-bit Member but sold his beeb. A
pity really, because he has turned out some smashing software in the
Agog Ago Title Screen
This is the title sequence for another disc based magazine available
from the address contained in the Persian Carpet program (below).
Quite an impressive graphical demonstration.
Basically draws pretty patterns, but if you stare at the screen long
enough you can get a feeling of depth through the screen???
Address for Ago Agog magazine is contained at the end of the graphical
Thats about your lot for this month. I hope that the programs work
(they have all been tested on a model B unless otherwise stated) and
that you enjoy this months offerings. Please don't stop sending in
your own work - I have a few of 8-bit members programs to issue next
month, but ideally I would like a lot more. Keep up the fantastic