Firstly I would like to thank DanielShimmin for his help not only with thisissue, but also for his hints on someof my programs. Comments from you, theuser are also very helpful so pleasekeep your constructive criticism comingin. I owe a large thankyou to Mick Needhamfor his invaluable assistance intesting for model B compatibility andhis helpful comments. David Stillman of the Welsh Boys P.D.would like it known that he can nolonger supply blank disks. John Ilsley 27N proudly announces thebirth of a new bulletin board on linebetween the hours of 1800 and 0000every day. The number is It is called Concorde Comms. John saysit has a large array of downloads forthe BBC. So give him a ring right now!20G. Has been hard at work promoting8BS. A shining example to us all, hesends this message: 8-Bit Software had over ten minutes ofair time on the great BBC radio. Well,alright then, local BBC. Imagine how much that would have costif paid for in a advert! At about 1145am on Sunday the 13th ofSeptember, I was explaining to SteveRichards (and all his listeners) tolocal radio how "8-Bit Software" worksand the address to send a disc. AsI have been quite impressed about theidea of the disc magazine I thoughtthat others should know about it. May-be it will help to recruit a newmember or two. How about other membershaving a go on their local radio? Editor: I aggree with this sentiment,and have also put ads in local shops. Coming next month from 8 Bit GASP! Carl Wheat (204) is at this very momentputting the finishing touches to aPatience card game, with any luck itmay appear in issue 24. More software from 2J3. Now that I havefinished this mag, I have written aprogram which will write textgame/instruction files. A short programwill then run these data files. Thefile written could be an adventure gameor training program. I may write afirst aid training file. Constructive comments on programspublished by 8BS are always welcome. Here are a few: From: 20G Program: Unit conversion. The program will be quite handy andmust have taken some sorting out withall the calculations. Was there areason for not using Mode 7? The menuwas long I know for Mode 7 but it mayhave been done in two parts perhaps. Alittle colour would also look good. Editor. A new version of this programis on this month's disc. This versionuses mode 7. There was just enough roomto fit all the menu onto one screen. From: 20G Program Teltext Examples feature. This happens to be ideal for me at themoment. Box's certainly brighten thingsup, also eye catching to read. As ithappens, I have recently put a programtogether, using boxed titles. From: L1J Program: ECGSIM3. I have found that observation of theECG waves on the screen is easier whena small amendment is made in line 250. Namely: 250 K%=INKEY(5) Editor: This alteration slows thedisplay down slightly. Great! I spentages making sure that the rate was justright! However, for those of you thatdon't need to make split seconddecisions this is a handy amendment. From : Andrew Snodgrass (YJ2) Program: DFS=>ADFS Utility 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. From : Andrew Snodgrass (YJ2) Program: Trader 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? From : 24K Program: Issue 22 I have had problems with my ADFSversion of issue 22. Only certainprograms in certain directories willwork and some programs such as ChainLetters will not work at all as theloading programs crashes for no reason.Any comments? This may be due to using unbranded discwith ADFS. From : 24K Program: Loopy Loop With regard to Loopy Loop, it may bepossible to combine and renumber thetwo programs and then insert a routinethat places the programs in thecassette buffer as no further loadingwill take place.