8-Bit Software Online Conversion

                   Crumbs!    Well, I   didn't     know that                                            Many thanks to 8J4, 0E7, 20G and 27N who through their own programs and letters gave me a couple of new ideas. Thanks to K1C for invaluable help.    John Ilsley's bulletin board, Concord comms, is off line until further notice. He has a problem with his modem. Please read the messages section, he explains what the problem is. You may be able to help him            Another samples disc from CJR. I have just put the finishing touches to my 8th samples disc. I reckon it is the most unusual yet. Containing such novelties as a joke and the sound of a cystern, this is a must for all those with hearing defects. You can obtain any of the CJR collection directly 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 L discs containing a large selection of "Raw" samples waiting for mixing or just playing with the sample editor. An ADFS L version of the wordsearch producing program. A DFS disc full of my own programs that I have submitted to 8BS previously, plus one or two extras, such as a first aid trainer for CPR, built using the program "Chains". All of the CJR discs in the latest TBI update. (CJR 1 to 11) You can obtain all of these discs directly from me if you wish. A proposition: For 38p each plus return postage I will supply you with any of the above on a brand new disc. Or 10p each if you supply the disc and return P+P.    This one from 0E7 MEMBERS COMMENTS on Programmes etc. I am under the impression that there are very few members commenting on programmes. I wonder if this is so as I am sure judging from the quality of programmes in issue 24 and previous issues that there are members far more qualified to comment than I. Would I be correct in assuming that only non programmers like myself comment on programmes and that the programmers get on and programme? If so how do you get non-programmers to respond. I leave you with this thought for 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 March with the issue at the end of March. Don't forget to vote on the Repton screens competition.    Constructive comments on programs published 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 reading everything on the disc.  From : 27N Program: Issue discs One comment .... there is a bit too much text on the disc .... I like the programs more than the text. I do glance through it, but unless something catches my eye I hardly ever bother to read it .....  From : 20G (Roy Dickens) Program: Patience Carl's version of the card game was quite a change from the others that I have. The layout was very good and using the arrow keys to pick the card made it easy to use. But I feel more comfortable using the bottom line keys.  From : 0E7 Program: Patience I like the presentation and have only the following suggestion to make. Could the key options as an aid to beginners be permanently displayed if there is room on the screen. Otherwise a very good effort.  From : 19F Program: Patience Amazing graphics and speed for Basic. Maybe there could be some way of moving any amount of the face up cards on one pile to another pile, rather than all of them, and an undo command, if possible?  From : 20G Program: Hangman By James, a very good show, and all those big and hard to spell words. I was wrong thinking it was just a kids game!  From : 0E7 Program: Hangman This is far the best I have seen and have yet to exhaust its data banks. Would it be possible to modify the programme so that when this occurs then new data can be inputted by the players?. I like the graphics but could the background be a different colour so that the executioner can be in 'traditional' black?. Do you think it would be improved if at the end of a game the screen was cleared without having to see the condemned man step down the steps for the start of the next game?.  From : 0E7 Program: Xmas cracker Quite a novel programme with nice graphics. Unfortunately the gags are easily remembered and soon pall but then what else can one do unless the programme is made to operate with a user input for gags.  From : 0E7 Program: Form master A very much improved programme now that all the files are available. The only problem is that I still have to make some 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 to wobble and hiccup towards the end. I wonder if that can be done?  From : 20G (Roy Dickens) Program: Ramdisk I think this will be useful for me. But could the program contain the CTRL BREAK instead of reminding us to do it? (BEEBUG VOL.6 No.1 Page 41 explains this.) I use ?&2A1=&82 and ?&2A2=&82 in my !BOOT after it has loaded SLEUTH and TOOLKIT.  From : K1B Program: Rounding down "Roundng" program (found by entering DIR Software) has an obvious error in rounding down. Line 330, delete -1. For the precision boys the INT function gets it tragically wrong if you try >9 decimal places eg INT(2.9999999999)...9 places rounds it down, 10 places rounds it up! Whatever turns you on.  From : 19F Program: 3D Functions 3D Functions - Amazing graphics and amazingly fast for just Basic, compared to a utility called Pottery from an old magazine and written in machine code which I've got at home (Key definitions up 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 my Archimedes - even under BBC B emulation (!65Host). Do you have any idea why this 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 I may be able to sort the problem out. Or maybe a second processor. Failing that can anyone suss this one out for me? Cheers CJR.                                     