Introduction and News NB: Use up and down cursor keys toscroll Teletext articles, and BREAK toexit. The good news as far as this issue isconcerned is that the Teletext formathas been retained, the bad news is thatI'm not quite as skilful with theTeletext Editor as Chris Richardson is.This issue contains a wider variety ofarticles than ever before (hence thedifferent menu screen), as well as over200K of software on the DFS version,and even more on the ADFS version.Please note that virtually all softwareon this issue is written or supplied by8BS members, and so comments andconstructive criticism are welcome onall programs & articles. This issue also sees the arrival of the32016 section, which aims to supportother users of the 32016 processor byproviding a means of interchangingsoftware, news, sourcecode, informationetc. BBC B/Master users will not beabandoned though, as the number ofpeople using 32016's is relativelysmall. In addition, the ADFS L version ofissue 24 also contains some Archimedessoftware, and I hope to continue thisin the future, although 8-bit softwarewill remain a priority. MEMBERSHIP NEWS Membership continues to grow steadily,and looks likely to rise over forty orperhaps even fifty; the expectedimmediate distribution of issue 24 isaround thirty-five. A recent mention inBeebug magazine has generated a newstream of enquiries, and I am alsobusily reruiting members by e-mail. ISSUE 23 If anyone has still not received a copyof Issue 23, please write to ChrisRichardson at the address below,enclosing a disk, return postage andpacking, and 50p. ISSUE 25 Issue 25 is to be edited anddistributed by Chris Richardson (2J3).He can now handle 3.5" disks as well as5.25". Send your disks with 50p, returnP&P and all your comments, softwaresubmissions, articles etc., to: The deadline for getting text andsubmissions to Chris is 1ST FEBRUARY1993; please try to contribute as muchas you possibly can, especially text,articles and comments on other members'programs. The issue itself will bereleased sometime in mid-February. Youcan phone Chris on IMPORTANT: If you are submitting textor software concerning the 32016,please send your submissions to me(address below), as Chris does not havea 32016 and so I will be editing theIssue 25 32016 section. I will thenforward your disk to Chris free ofcharge. ISSUE 26 This will be edited by me as normal;the deadline for submissions will bearound 15th March, and hopefully theissue will be released sometime inearly April. Note that if you wish to obtainsoftware from the TBI pool you willhave to order it from me along withIssue 26 since Chris does not have allthe disks. CHRISTMAS CHARITY WORDPUZZLE The disk magazine contains details of acharity wordpuzzle organised by GordonGray, with the money going to thecharity ASPIRE. Although the wordpuzzleis complex enough to provide achallenge to those who are experts atwordpuzzles, there are also many clueseasy enough for absolute beginners. 8BS members have always been verygenerous in giving to charity in thepast, and I hope that members willcontinue this by giving generously.Even if wordpuzzles are not your thing,please send a donation anyway. NB:entries and donations to the addressgiven in the puzzle article, NOT to8BS. REPTON COMPETITION This issue sees (finally) the end ofthe Repton competition. The four setsof Repton screens entered are indirectory :0.S on the DFS version, andin directory $.ReptnScrns on the ADFSversion. Can all members who own a version ofRepton capable of using these screensplease send in, together with yoursubmissions etc. for issue 25 or 26,your vote for which set of screens youthought was best, and which wassecond-best. The votes will be collatedby me and the result announced in issue26. CONTACTING 8-BIT SOFTWARE The address remains: 8-Bit Software 1 Oakwood Drive Heaton BOLTON BL1 5EE Until mid-January, and from mid-Marchonwards, you can phone 0204 492613 anytime after 7:30pm. My e-mail address during term-time email@example.com ISSUE 22 ERRATA Several members have reported problemswith the issue 22 disk. Firstly, some members have beenattempting to de-archive the archivedsoftware using Andrew Black's program,which 8BS is NO LONGER USING. Theprogram needed to de-archive thesoftware is the file BDARK, included onboth versions, and the sytax is *BDARK<archive filename>. Remember to copythe archive and BDARK onto a blank diskfirst. Secondly, the Chain Letters game willonly run on machines with Sideways RAM.My apologies for not documenting thisin the disk magazine. Thirdly, I have developed suspicionsthat the Messages section was missedout from a few of the ADFS versions ofissue 22. If anyone is missing thisarticle, please let me know. OTHER NEWS 8BS has finally managed to get back intouch with J.G. Harston (W79), authorof the HADFS filing system, who iscurrently in Hong Kong. One utilityfrom Harston PD is featured on thisissue, and two Harston PD disks are nowin the TBI pool. I am pleased to hear that the gamePush-the-Bale, written by Carl Wheat(204), which was first pulished inIssue 22, has recently appeared on thesubscription disk of one of thecommercial magazines. It is always niceto hear that members' programs havereceived some wider circulation, and itis certainly an indication of thequality of software that members areproducing that this is the third pieceof 8BS software that has been featuredin a commercial magazine this year.Meanwhile Miroslaw Bobrowski (L1J) haswritten another game, named Robol,which is based on the sameIBM-compatible game as Carl's version,and I am told this has been acceptedfor publication by Beebug magazine. COMING SOON Apart from all the other things that Ihave been promised in previous issuesthat have yet to appear; MichaelFarnworth (16C) has written a programto allow BBC users to filetype files onADFS to make them usable from theArchimedes Desktop. I am also planning to finally write(perhaps for issue 25) all the articlesthat I promised some time ago, possiblyincluding: 32016 Second Processor Review 512 Upgrade Review Reviews of various other BBC B upgradesIntroduction to PBM Gaming Simple Programming on the BBC Simple Intro to Assembly Language FINALLY My apologies to all those who were verykeen to see this issue appear byChristmas, especially the programmerswho provided us with festive software.However, I felt that it was moreworthwhile taking a little longer overthe issue and producing it in Teletextformat, than getting it out on time andleaving everything in MODE 3. I hopethe absence of an 8BS issue didn'tspoil Christmas too much!