8-bit Software Disc Magazine (c) Duncan Webster 1991
Issue 14 (July 1991)
ON THIS MONTHS DISC (issue 14)
Owing to the size of some of the programs on this months disc, there
is not so much on the disc by way of quantity, even though the full
200K space available is virtually used. I hope that the quality of
the software this month goes some way towards making up for the lack
You may have already noticed that when you boot the disc the computer
will execute a "car start up" sequence using sampled sound. As this
may become a bit of a chore, you can either amend the !boot file and
delete the */KICKST line, or alternatively, just press CTRL BREAK and
enter PAGE=&1900:CHAIN"!Menu" followed by the <return> key.
PROGRAM: Barbarian Screen Map
Userful little map (mode 4) submitted by member 51E giving
details of the popular Barbarian scenario.
PROGRAM: Braille Translator
An interesting program written by an 8BS member. Full
details appear in the "Program Documentation" section of this
PROGRAM: MAPLE LEAF RAG TUNE, NEWLIFE MUSIC, NINTH TUNE (AMPLE)
Music pieces to keep the musical members of 8BS happy.
The MAPLE tune is 100% machine code whilst the NINTH TUNE
piece is for users of the Hybrid Music 5000 system.
PROGRAM: REPTON 3 CHEAT
Seeing as the competition on Repton 3 has been stopped, I see
no point in delaying the issue of this useful little cheat
program for members stuck on repton. Don't forget the new
screen competition though!!
PROGRAM: 3-A-LINE and 5-A-SIDE FOOTBALL
Both submitted by A Shakoor, a regular contributor of
programs to 8BS. Full instructions are supplied within each
program. Watch out for the updated versions of ADDRESS BOOK
and SHARES ACCOUNTANT which are BOTH to be launched next
month. These updates are solely as a result of 8BS feedback.
PROGRAM: MERGE, SNIP and PSAVE
These files are undocumented within the 8BS main menu.
Please refer to "Program documentation" section.
PROGRAM: Faulty Program Y80 (Help) - $.Weird
See "Program documentation". This member needs some help
with a program he is writing and a copy of the faulty
program has been supplied on this months disc in the hopes
that an 8BS member might be of assistance.
PROGRAM: PERIODIC TABLE PROGRAM
An excellent first class utility from one of 8BS's overseas
members. Invaluable to GCSE students as it provides a
complete comprehensive breakdown of the periodic table. The
menu option will load the 32k version. Another Master
version is also supplied on this months disc under the
filename $.PerTabM (undocumented within menu).
PROGRAM: SYSTEMS server & Instructions.
Please refer to the seperate articles regarding this
8BS MENU SYSTEM
The Menu system has been altered slightly in preparation for the
introduction of the standard "comment program" due later this year in
which members will type their comments directly from the menu program
before returning the issue disc to 8BS. More details of this will be
published when the implementation draws closer.
The title screen has been redesigned in order to free more space on
one particular screen. There is also a new text file on each disc
called 8BSUSERS or simalar which is accessed every time the menu is
loaded and run. Members should not worry about these changes and
should go on using the issue discs as before.