8-Bit Software Online Conversion

8-Bit Software Catalogue (8BScat) Instructions By Andrew Snodgrass This was produced as a result of my ever increasing desire to find those forgotten hints, tips, utilities, games, graphical screens etc from past issue discs. The catalogue is a text file (plain ASCII) list and is intended to be loaded into a text editor or word processor which has search facilities (eg "find string" in EDIT). The catalogue covers issue 1, issues 5 to 25. Format of entries: There are 2 main headings: ARTICLES, SOFTWARE. These are then subdivided into other subjects, e.g. under the SOFTWARE heading comes - Games. The individual entries are listed with a general description followed by a few spaces and then the issue number. In order to save space in the catalogue some entries are listed as follows: Area text came from issue no. Info A - NOTE indent to show that it is Info B involved with the above. Further info presented under B Info related to the above Incidental Information: 1) Questions (ARTICLES section) which were asked in past issues are not listed in the catalogue - only answers of sufficient interest appear (eg a solution to a problem). Articles such as "News & Views", "Programmers Return", and "TBI pool" are not listed unless they contain answers to problems as stated above. This again saves space and allows for future expansion/alteration of the catalogue. 2) The issues from 21 and thereafter are the ADFS "L" versions. 3) Issue 16 came on two discs they are listed as 16 d1 and 16 d2 for discs one and two respectively Issue information: Issue No: Editor: Date released: In catalogue (Yes/No): ~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Duncan Webster n/a Yes 2 Duncan Webster n/a No 3 Duncan Webster n/a No 4 Duncan Webster n/a No 5 Duncan Webster n/a Yes 6 Duncan Webster n/a Yes 7 Duncan Webster n/a Yes 8 Duncan Webster n/a Yes 9 Duncan Webster n/a Yes 10 Duncan Webster n/a Yes 11 Duncan Webster n/a Yes 12 Duncan Webster n/a Yes 13 Duncan Webster June 1991 Yes 14 Duncan Webster July 1991 Yes 15 Duncan Webster September 1991 Yes 16 Duncan Webster November 1991 Yes 17 Duncan Webster December 1991 Yes 18 Duncan Webster February 1992 Yes 19 Duncan Webster April 1992 Yes 20 Daniel Shimmin August 1992 Yes 21 Daniel Shimmin Autumn(early)1992 Yes 22 Daniel Shimmin October 1992 Yes 23 C.J.Richardson November 1992 Yes 24 Daniel Shimmin January 1993 Yes 25 C.J.Richardson February 1993 Yes Abreviations used in the catalogue: ADFS = Advanced Disc Filing System art = article BB = Bulletin Board calc = calculator cat = catalogue comms = communications conv = convert Dbase = database des = design digi = digitised env = envelope DFS = Disc Filing System info = information inst = instructions no = number pic = picture prog = program (not programme {the non-computer spelling}) rev = review scr = screen SWR = Sideways Ram txt = text util = utility So that's about it, I hope you find this catalogue useful (I know I do). If you find any spelling mistakes, errors or omissions (has anyone got the information about issues 2 to 4?) or can think of any improvements please tell me so I can make the necessary changes. Obviously the catalogue is going to need to be updated regularly - maybe every five (two?) issues - please tell me what you feel should be done.