On This Months Disc
NOTE: A few of the programs on the disc are ARCHIVES and thus must be
run through a decompactor before they can be run. Please refer to the
appropriate article within this months magazine for instructions on
how to do this. ARCed files are clearly marked in the list below.
Program: BONES and NITE DAY
Oldies these, but I still load them up from time to time whilst
relaxing. Quite entertaining if you haven't already got them. One of
the few "demo's" available for a BBC Model B. No comments required.
Program: MASTERMIND by Carl Wheat.
Excellent conversion of the popular mind game. The computer has
selected 4 colours and concealed them from view. You have a set
amount of turns to guess the colour combination. The computer will
let you know how many correct colours are in the correct order, and
how many correct colours are in the wrong order in response to each
turn. Comments on this program would be welcome.
Program: "BUZZ" ALDRIN
Picture and explanatory text of Astronaut "Buzz" Aldrin as he bounces
around on the Moon's surface. Looks good on both colour and mono
monitors alike and equally good printed. No Comments required.
Program: CHEMISTRY TEST
Another program submitted by an 8BS member. Useful in the fact that
you can use it as a Chemical Symbol information database as well as a
quiz. Comments on this program would be welcome.
Program: NON LINEAR EQUATIONS
If you can understand any of this then you are better than me. This
program is about (would you beleive) Non Linear Equations. Full
discussion and user guide is also in this magazine. I suppose it may
be interesting to someone out there. Just what are Non Linear
Equations? (showing my ignorance here).
Program: SLATTER by A.S. Shakoor
A similar game to Tetris but the object is to get three blocks of the
same colour in a row. Due to memory limitations, Sattar cannot stop
the blocks from "overlapping" which does interfere with the gameplay a
little. However if any member can fix this problem then please do so
and send in the result - Sattar will be very grateful. Comments on
this program would be welcome.
Program: XTRA CATALOGUE
An alternative to the *CAT or *. command. Can't really see the use of
this program at all but there may be something I am missing which is
why I have placed it on the disc. No Comments Required.
Program: FORMATTED PROGRAM LISTER by A.Savvides
Utility to view BASIC programs in a structured format just like text
files. Upon loading the computer will print the disc catalogue (DFS
only) and prompt for a filname. The chosen file is then presented.
Comments on this program would be welcome.
Program: ARCHIVED SOFTWARE (various)
This program will list all programs on this months disc that have been
compacted using Andrew Black's Archiver utility. Full instructions on
how to DeARC the software is provided in a separate article. Programs
under the archiver are Musical titles, 3 Versions of Battleships,
Digitised Picture files and Hugh Williams' Sorting Article Part 2.
Program: ARCHIVER / DEARCHIVER
Excellent and easy to use utility that provides the means to store any
number of programs all together under just one filename. This is
especially useful if you are always up to your 31 filename limit when
using DFS. Just run the program and follow the on screen
instructions. A number of ARCed programs are on this disc and you
will need this program to DeARC them. Refer to accompanying article
for further guidance. Comments on this Program would be Welcome.
Program: MUSIC WALTZ
This AMPLE file is for the Acorn Music 500 and will not load into
BASIC. One of the much better tunes written for the Music 500 (now
superceeded by the Hybrid Music 5000). If you are thinking of buying
a cheap music system for your BBC or Master, then watch this space for
a full review of the Music 5000 coming soon. Comments not required.
Program: TREE RENAME UTILITY VERSION 2
For DFS users, Alex Savvides has updated his Tree Rename program to
make the utility more user friendly as well as a couple of new
features. Thanks to all members who sent in opinions of the last
version. Please see the user guide within this magazine for further
details. Comments on this program would be welcome.
Program: DFS to ADFS Transfer by Dr. H. Clarke
After Dr Clarke's Amcom to ADFS transfer program which appealed to a
limited number of members, a further version has been launched which
copes with the much more popular Acorn DFS to ADFS transfer problem.
Full instructions are provided within this magazine. Comments on this
program, particulary the efficiency and speed would be welcome.