Many thanks to 8J4, 0E7, 20G and 27Nwho through their own programs andletters gave me a couple of new ideas. Thanks to K1C for invaluable help. John Ilsley's bulletin board, Concordcomms, is off line until furthernotice. He has a problem with hismodem. Please read the messagessection, he explains what the problemis. You may be able to help him Another samples disc from CJR. I have just put the finishing touchesto my 8th samples disc. I reckon it isthe most unusual yet. Containing suchnovelties as a joke and the sound of acystern, this is a must for allthose with hearing defects. You canobtain any of the CJR collectiondirectly from me if you wish. 2J3 8BS issues: 1 5 6 and 8 on 1 * L ADFS disc. Issue 7 - DFS all pictures. Issues 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, DFS. Issue 16, which is 2 DFS discs. Issues 17,18,19,20, all DFS Issues 21 and 22 ADFS L versions. Issue 23 DFS and ADFS L versions. Issue 24 ADFS L version. Issue 25 DFS and ADFS L versions. The rest: Also in my collection I have 2 ADFS Ldiscs containing a large selection of"Raw" samples waiting for mixing orjust playing with the sample editor. An ADFS L version of the wordsearchproducing program. A DFS disc full of my own programs thatI have submitted to 8BS previously,plus one or two extras, such as a firstaid trainer for CPR, built using theprogram "Chains". All of the CJR discs in the latest TBIupdate. (CJR 1 to 11) You can obtain all of these discsdirectly from me if you wish. A proposition: For 38p each plus return postage I willsupply you with any of the above on abrand new disc. Or 10p each if yousupply the disc and return P+P. This one from 0E7 MEMBERS COMMENTS on Programmes etc. I am under the impression that thereare very few members commenting onprogrammes. I wonder if this is so as Iam sure judging from the quality ofprogrammes in issue 24 and previousissues that there are members far morequalified to comment than I. Would I be correct in assuming thatonly non programmers like myselfcomment on programmes and that theprogrammers get on and programme? If so how do you get non-programmers torespond. I leave you with this thoughtfor the month. 8 Bit is being edited by Daniel Shimmin. So send off your submissions, discs and 50p's to: D.G.Shimmin. 1 Oakwood Drive Heaton Bolton BL1 5EE The deadline for issue 26 is mid Marchwith the issue at the end of March. Don't forget to vote on the Reptonscreens competition. Constructive comments on programspublished by 8BS are always welcome. Here are a few: From : 27N Program: Disassembler I could'nt figure this program out.Didn't find the instructions very clear
.... Tried it but it just kept readingeverything on the disc. From : 27N Program: Issue discs One comment .... there is a bit toomuch text on the disc .... I like theprograms more than the text. I doglance through it, but unless somethingcatches my eye I hardly ever bother toread it .....
From : 20G (Roy Dickens) Program: Patience Carl's version of the card game wasquite a change from the others that Ihave. The layout was very good andusing the arrow keys to pick the cardmade it easy to use. But I feel morecomfortable using the bottom line keys.From : 0E7 Program: Patience I like the presentation and have onlythe following suggestion to make. Could the key options as an aid tobeginners be permanently displayed ifthere is room on the screen. Otherwisea very good effort. From : 19F Program: Patience Amazing graphics and speed for Basic.Maybe there could be some way of movingany amount of the face up cards on onepile to another pile, rather than allof them, and an undo command, ifpossible? From : 20G Program: Hangman By James, a very good show, and allthose big and hard to spell words. Iwas wrong thinking it was just a kidsgame! From : 0E7 Program: Hangman This is far the best I have seen andhave yet to exhaust its data banks.Would it be possible to modify theprogramme so that when this occurs thennew data can be inputted by theplayers?. I like the graphics but could thebackground be a different colour sothat the executioner can be in'traditional' black?. Do you think it would be improved if atthe end of a game the screen wascleared without having to see thecondemned man step down the steps forthe start of the next game?. From : 0E7 Program: Xmas cracker Quite a novel programme with nicegraphics. Unfortunately the gags areeasily remembered and soon pall butthen what else can one do unless theprogramme is made to operate with auser input for gags. From : 0E7 Program: Form master A very much improved programme now thatall the files are available. The onlyproblem is that I still have to makesome decisions to pick the winners. From : 20G (Roy Dickens) Program: Form master Works OK until lines with VDU23,1,0 appear? Is this a cursor off that my machine doesn't understand? From : 20G Program: 12 days Good fun, I was expecting the screen towobble and hiccup towards the end. Iwonder if that can be done? From : 20G (Roy Dickens) Program: Ramdisk I think this will be useful for me. Butcould the program contain the CTRLBREAK instead of reminding us to do it?(BEEBUG VOL.6 No.1 Page 41 explainsthis.) I use ?&2A1=&82 and ?&2A2=&82 inmy !BOOT after it has loaded SLEUTH andTOOLKIT. From : K1B Program: Rounding down "Roundng" program (found by enteringDIR Software) has an obvious error inrounding down. Line 330, delete -1. Forthe precision boys the INT functiongets it tragically wrong if you try >9decimal places eg INT(2.9999999999)...9places rounds it down, 10 places roundsit up! Whatever turns you on. From : 19F Program: 3D Functions 3D Functions - Amazing graphics andamazingly fast for just Basic, comparedto a utility called Pottery from an oldmagazine and written in machine codewhich I've got at home (Key definitionsup to 5 work on my Beeb, not just 3!).To get 2 extra key definitions on the Beeb type: 1800 1825 IF NOT master ENDPROC From : 15A Program: 7to3 The 7TO3 program won't work on myArchimedes - even under BBC B emulation(!65Host). Do you have any idea whythis might happen? Is it tube compatible? ...EDITOR... Now there you have me sir.In a nutshell: Oh! No. I don't know.Can anyone give me an archimedes then Imay be able to sort the problem out. Ormaybe a second processor. Failing thatcan anyone suss this one out for me?Cheers CJR.