8 Bit To : C83 and 999 (All) From : 2J3 (Chris Richardson) Subject: Ecg simulation/monitoring. Text : Wiring yourself up to your micro tomonitor your heart rate sounds like aninteresting idea. I notice from thesurvey that you are into electronics.Can you rig up something that would do the job? I think the software to run itwould be relatively simple to write. It is not entirely advisable to monitoryourself though! After all, you shouldsee normal sinus rhythm at a rate ofabout 72. Anything other than that andit is probably better that you don'tknow about it. To : 999 (All members) From : 2J3 (Chris Richardson.) Subject: Music Text : Some time ago now, I saw a program thatallowed you to write music in fourcolumns down the screen as the actualnotes ie A E F# etc. You could alsoedit envelopes with the same program.The program displayed the envelope onscreen as a wave form, you could alterthe wave form to alter the sound of theenvelope. The program has disappeared.Has anyone got a PD program similar tothis? Or can anyone write somethingto do the job? To : 24K and 999 (All) From : 2J3 (Chris Richardson.) Subject: Teletext converter. 7TO3 Text : You can read text from a differentdrive using the converter 7TO3 byentering :1.<NAME> (assuming you wantto read from drive 1). Read the REM lines at the start of 7TO3to find out how you can convert otherfiles. Or save the conversion to disc. The program should read any file.INTERWORD, VIEW, EDIT, teletext files,even BASIC. It will convert them all toplain ASCII. To : 999 (All members) From : 2J3 (Chris Richardson.) Subject: For Sale Text : For sale. A large amount of odds andends mainly for the BBC Model B. Acorn colour/green monitor. Cover. Plinth. BBC Model B with Watford DDFS. Twin watford disc drive 5.25/3.5 40/80 Single Pace disc drive 5.25 DS. Datacorder. Twin joysticks. BBC User guide. Advanced user guide.30 Hour Basic. Software on disc. The Bank Manager.Castle of riddles. Arcadians. Draughtsand Reversi. Time and magik. SPEECH! The Gold collection. Revs. Knitwear designer. Funschool. Nurseryrhymes. Cheat it again Joe 4. Software on tape: Escape from moonbasealpha. Laser command. Winged warlords.Felix in the factory. Manic miner. TheMine. Mini office. 10 computer hits. Graphic adventure creator. Lord of theRings. Getset. Numberfun. Tablesums. Alien 8. Roms: Viewstore. Mega 3 includes Inter-sheet. Inter-chart. Inter-word. PascalAll of these items are in pristinecondition complete with Manuals andoriginal wrappings. The owner of all these things has saidthat he wants £250 for the lot. HoweverI understand that probably nobody wantsall of this, more likely, some of youwant the odd bit. Therefore I shall beopen to offers for the bits you fancy. Contact me at: 17 Lambert Park Road. Hedon HULL HU12 8HF. Or Phone 0482 896868. To : 999 (All members) From : 483 (D.G.Shimmin) Subject: Mandelbrots, parallel processing, Econets etc. Text : Further to the discussion of this inissue 22, I have now met someone who atone stage wrote a program whichinvolved fifteen Econet stationssimultaneously co-operating on thecalculation of a single Mandelbrotimage, with the fileserver collatingthe data. Not that this brings anyparticular advantage to anyone, I justthought I'd mention it. Incidentally the last time I spoke toHugh Williams he was thinking of daisy-chaining six 32-bit processors, whichwould probably provide quite a parallelprocessing system! Meanwhile M.T. Farnworth has provedthat my machine can run three times asfast as a standard Master by parallel processing with the internal 65C102. Wedon't quite know what to do with it yetthough. To : 999 (All members) From : 483 (D.G.Shimmin) Subject: Text : I just thought I'd remind you; if youwant issue 24 please send a disk,return P&P and fifty pence to thefollowing address: D.G. Shimmin 1 Oakwood Drive Heaton BOLTON BL1 5EE I will try to distribute issue 24before Christmas (though I make noguarantees, and even if I finish it by20th December it won't reach everyonein time anyway). In any case ensurethat your disk etc. reaches me wellbefore 12th January 1993. THE DEADLINEFOR SUBMISSIONS TO ISSUE 24 IS 12THDECEMBER 1992 - please try to send anytext or software you have written/haveobtained/can possibly write. I have allsorts of things planned for issue 24but I can't remember what they are justnow; I look forward to hearing from youall again. To : 15A and 999 (Steven Flintham) From : 6EE (Mick Needham) Subject: Floppy disc supplies Text : One of the cheapest places I have foundfor buying discs is: Manor Court Supplies Glen Celyn House Penybont Llandrindod Wells Powys LD1 5SY. Prices for 5.25 inch discs: Unbranded DSDD £24 per 100. Benchmark tested DSDD £28 per 100. Prices for 3.5 inch discs: DSDD unbranded £39 per 100. Benchmark tested £45 per 100. Editor: Does anybody fancy going halveson this one? If any other member ormembers want to buy a smaller quantityof discs I would be willing to buy in alarge quantity to re-distribute atno profit/loss of course. Anyone interested drop me a line at: 17 Lambert Park road Hedon Hull HU12 8HF or 0482 896868 or page 2J3 in thiscolumn and we could take it from there.Just one other member interested in 50 at 28 pence each would suit me down to the floor. To : C83 and 999 (D. Stillman) From : 6EE (Mick Needham) Subject: DIY hardware projects Text : Further to my note in the last issue Ihave now all 12 issues of the seriesMicrocomputer Interfacing Techniqueswhich appeared in Everyday Electronics,running to some 90 pages if anyone isinterested I can be contacted at: 153 Firth Park Road Sheffield S5 6WU. Greenweld Electronics Ltd 27 Park Road Southampton SO1 3TB. Are advertising a book called "Sensingand Control Projects for the BBC",price £2.00. Two kits containing allparts required are available as thebook is divided into two distinctsections: kit 1 - Analogue to Digital ConverterProjects, price £12.00. kit 2 - User port Projects, price£22.00, the book is free with eitherkit. To : 999 (All members) From : 6EE (Mick Needham) Subject: Disc exchange Text : Does anyone want to exchange MicroUser, Acorn User, Beebug discs I havequite a few and would like to completemy collection if possible, if anyoneis interested and would like a listplease send an SAE to me at: 153 Firth Park Road Sheffield S5 6WU. To : 999 (All Members) From : 19F (Theo Gray) Subject: Sound Envelopes Text : I am at the moment coding a Guns 'n'Roses tune, but am not very good atworking out envelopes. Please couldanyone help out by writing me anenvelope for the following instruments:Solo Guitar: needs to be a FLUENT butDISTORTED sound (heavy rock sound) Voice: must sound like voice - fairlyfluent Bass: simple, fluent, sustaining,clean, low-pitched sound Snare Drum ) High Tom ) Middle Tom )- for channel 0Bass Drum ) Cymbal ) To : 999 (All Members) From : Andrew Snodgrass (YJ2) Subject: DFS=>ADFS Utility Text : This is the program I have been lookingfor for ages, but there are manyimprovements which could beimplimented. It would be useful to have: 1) An option for copying just drive 2with a single drive. 2) A display to show approximately howmany disk swaps are needed on a singledrive. 3) The ability to go back a step if anerror occurs, as often on my switchable40/80 track single drive the programaborted if I forgot to change theswitch when copying from 40(DFS) to80(ADFS) tracks. 4) Would it be possible to utilitisethe sideways ram which many of 8-bitsoftware members possess. (The shadowram on the Master could also be used?!)5) A more colourful display (pleasekeep the MODE 7 teletext display)making the user interface morefriendly. Incidently I like the way theprogram shows the files as they arebeing transferred. To : 999 (All Members) From : Andrew Snodgrass (YJ2) Subject: Tape to DFS/ADFS transfer Text : While on the subject of file transferbetween formats. Is it possible totransfer cassette programs with strangefilenames e.g. ? and F#I#L#E and longadventure games such as "Kingdom OfHamil" (from Acornsoft) using the tapeto disc program in issue9. Also, is it possible to transferprograms with alternating filenames(e.g. Geoff Capes Strongman, andArkanoid). I own all these games and amextremely frustrated at the long timesit takes to load them from cassette. Please help as I do not have greatknowledge in file transfer!! (You mayeven have written a program of your ownwhich covers this). To : 999 (All Members) From : Andrew Snodgrass (YJ2) Subject: Re: Roms Text : I recently received some ROMS from afriend, but they did not come withinstructions and my friend could notenlighten me on their use. The ROMS inquestion are: 1) The "Enigma Disc Imager" *HELP=Enigma DISC Imager 2) The "Mouse Pac Driver" *HELP=MOUSE PAC Driver ROMv1.2 3) The "Bitstick Rom" *HELP=BITSTICK ROM 2.0 twin mode? 4) *HELP=STL Linemaster 0.10 5) Altra PROBE *HELP=Altra PROBE 4.02 *HELP PROBE produces more commands, butI do not know how to use them. 6) *HELP=DIARY 1.1 - DIARY =DIARY/PLANNER (c) INTERSOFT 1985by J.Barden & CREATE M.Lam? Can anyone help ?!? To : 999 (All Members) From : Andrew Snodgrass (YJ2) Subject: Games help Text : Here are some transporter codes forNetwork (PIAS 15): 009463, 012964, 021151 Please can somebody help me with the"Last Ninja 2". What is the red/yellowobject beside the wall that you have toclimb to get the stick and where/whendo you use it? Has anyone discovered how to get pastthe empty room on the last level (6,Kunitoki Castle). To : 999 (All Members) From : Andrew Snodgrass (YJ2) Subject: Article suggestion Text : Somebody could start a series (similarto the machine code one **where is thatnext article!!?**) featuring hints andtips for using word processors, artpackages, and BBC BASIC e.g. useful*FX, GCOL, PLOT and VDU commands. To : 2J3 From : Andrew Snodgrass (YJ2) Subject: Suggestion for trading game Text : Could there possibly be an arcadesub-game where you have to navigatethe ship to the next port with hazardssuch as hurricanes, whirlpools, storms,mines and mutinies? To : 999 (All Members) From : Andrew Snodgrass (YJ2) Subject: Creating Patterns Text : How were the patterns created inthe TILES program, I have looked at theprogram, but I still don't understand. To : 999 (All) From : 24K Subject: Discs Text : Do you need to use High Density diskswith ADFS or will DS/DD do?