8-Bit Software Online Conversion

                                   8 Bit                      To: 999 (all members) From: K1Z ROY CROUCH Subject: SALES I HAVE SOME MANUALS FOR SALE ALL IN GOOD CONDITION EPSON FX 80 /100 MANUAL. BBC USER GUIDE. BBC ADVANCED USER GUIDE. BBC MICRO BOOK BASIC,SOUND,GRAPHICS. ALL 2 POUNDS EACH INCL.P&P PHONE 0705 864213 IF INTERESTED.  To: 999 (all members) From: K1Z ROY CROUCH. Subject: SALES I HAVE AN ELECTRON IN GOOD CONDITION WITH POWER SUPPLY AND JOYSTICK INTERFACE.WITH ABOUT 25 GAMES AS I DON'T SEEM TO HAVE ANY LUCK FINDING A MANUAL FOR IT I RELUCTANTLY OFFER IT FOR 15 POUNDS INCL P&P.OR A NEAR OFFER.  To: 999 (all members) From: K1Z ROY CROUCH. Subject: HELP. I AM STILL LOOKING FOR A FUNCTION KEY CARD FOR A BBC MASTER. CAN ANYONE PLEASE HELP??? 0705 864213 ALL EXPENSES REPAID OF COURSE.  To: 999 (all members) From: K1Z ROY CROUCH. Subject: HELP. I HAVE AN EPSON LQ 1500 PRINTER BUT NO MANUAL AND I DONT KNOW WHAT THE DIP SWITCHES DO CAN ANYONE HELP WITH A MANUAL OR TELL ME WHAT DIP SWITCH SETTINGS ARE. THANKS.  To: 999 (all members) From: K1Z ROY CROUCH. Subject: SALES I HAVE A STOCK OF COMPUTERS ALL COMMODORE ALL ARE COMPLETE WORKING WITH POWER SUPPLIES AND LEADS AND MANUALS ALSO EACH ONE HAS A DATACORDER. THE PRICES ARE 10 POUNDS EACH PLUS 2 POUND TOWARDS P&P XMAS IS COMING ... COMMODORE 1.VIC 16 2.VIC 20 1.VIC PLUS 4 1TANDY TRS 80. ALL HAVE A VARIED COLLECTION OF GAMES SOFTWARE.  To: YJ2 (999 also) From: K2J Subject: Codename:DROID You mentioned that you were having problems with Codename:DROID getting past the claws. Well, what you do is this: At the beginning of this sector there are 2 buttons up above you. Get the 2nd one THEN the 1st one. I repeat THEN! If you are still having problems then write to me at : Mr.David Lowless 82 Main Street Pembroke Dyfed Wales SA71 4HH By the way, in the new magazine I hope to publish (DESTROYED REALITIES) I am hoping to do a series on how to complete Codename:DROID.  To: 999 (all members) From: 3WU (Fred Price) Subject: DISC INTERFACE WANTED Can any one help me with a series 7 as i got one at a reasonable cost and i'am looking for a interface for it so can anyone help me with this one. I have been told that you can couple two machines together by the tube if so how do you do it,And they have not got econet fitted to them. If you can help me drop me a line at. 8 Orchard St, Pallion, Sunderland City, SR4 6QL.  To: 999 (all members) From: 3WU Subject: Early 1900 Victorian Ballad If you ever hear someone sing this song you will not realise that there is one verse missing, And i use the refrain as the last verse, With all due thanks to the unknown writer. THE VOLUNTEER ORGANIST The preacher in the village church one one sunday morning said, Our organist is ill today would someone play instead, An anxious look went round the face of every person there, As eagerly they watched to see who would fill the vacant chair, A man then staggered down the aisle his clothes were old and torn, How strange a drunkard seemed to me in church that sunday morn, But as he touched the organ keys without a single word The melody that followed was the sweetest ever heard, Each eye shed tears within that church the strongest men grew pale, The organist in melody had told his own lifes tale, The sermon of the preacher was no lesson to compare, With that of lifes example who sat in the organ chair, And when the service ended not a soul had left a seat, Execept the poor old organist who started towards the street, Along the aisle and out the door he slowly walked away, The preacher rose and softly said Good brethren let us pray, The scene is one i'll ne'er forget as long as i may live, and just to see it all again all worldly wealth i'd give, The congregation all amazed the preacher old and grey, The organ and the organist who Volunteered to play.  To: 999 (all members) From: K2E Subject: FOR SALE BBC model A upgraded to 32K Fitted with ATPL Sidewise ROM board Phillips green monitor OPUS double 40/80 drive (drive 0/2 is OK, but drive 1/3 groans a bit at times) Data recorder. Plastic coated metal stand, on castors. All for `75 o.n.o. Reason for sale is I have upgraded to a Master. Mick Reeves, 31 St.Mary's Avenue, Hemingbrough, Selby, N.Yorks Y08 7YY. Tel: 0757-638643.  To: 999 (all members) From: K1J Subject: SEEING DOUBLE Last year I took out the subscription for the ACORN USER plus the disc to run on the BBC-B because the magazine on its own has nothing for the BBC apart from a few advertisements incidently thats where I found the advertisement for 8 BIT SOFTWARE however getting back to the disc I think its a right RIP-OFF your'e lucky if there is one or two programmes on them. The latest two discs November and December have got extracts from 8-BS's last two issues 29-30 which I have already got HENCE THE HEADING SEEING DOUBLE EDITOR.... yes I am afraid that is just about all you will get from now on.  To: 999 (all members) From: K1J Subject: conundrum Three people go into a restaurant and order a meal. The bill comes to 30 pounds. The manager is feeling generous and tells the waiter to give them back 5 pounds. So the waiter thought, "I know, I will give them back 3 pounds, 1 pound each". The other 2 pounds he put in his pocket they have now paid 9 pounds each so 3 nines are 27 and 2 pounds in the waiters pocket is 29. Where has the other pound gone? So come on all you brainy members work it out. Incidentally, please don,t ask me because I don't know the answer!  To: 999 (all members) From: K1H Subject: WANTED EPROM blower and eraser ################################## Solidisk DFDC sub-carrier for the 8271 & 1770 chips ################################## 512 upgrade board, or I may buy the complete 512 already upgraded if the price is right. ################################## Ziff socket. ################################## BEEBUG MAGS. Vol.1 issue 1,2,3,4,5,6,8 Vol.2 issue 1,5,8,9 Vol.3 issue 10 Vol.4 issue 2,3,6 Vol.5 issue 6,8,9 Vol.11 issue 8,9 Issue discs for 91 92 93 ################################## FOR SALE. ######### Mini office II 40 track disc, with mini office II printer driver Rom boxed with manual. 10 ################################## View v.a2.1 with manuals 10 ################################## Viglen double sided 40 track drive uses power from the beeb.10 ################################## Inter-word 20 ############# Spell-master 25 ############### Both of these are as new and come boxed with manuals. ####################################### If you have or want any of the above please write or phone. To J W Fullbrook K1H 77 Chestnut rise Plumstead London SE18 1RJ 081 317 1490 after 8pm please, Im baby sitting.     I have just bought a master and want any of the following. Sideways rom board I believe Morley made one. Rom cartridges. Master reference books. Master Welcome disc. Quest Paint utilities disc. #######################################  To: 15A (Steven Flintham)+999 From: 20G (Roy Dickens) Subject: 'PriceEi' Issue 30 EXTRA HINTS TO GET THE CODE WORD. It is best at first to use all the clues. Write all the letters down on a sheet of paper, the more different letters you have the easier it will be Put on your paper figures one to nine and zero (for ten) on one line. You are told that the last digit is the last letter so write that under zero. Continue with the other letters using the pound first. If the price is say 3 pounds 60 pence and the letters are G.HS then write the S under the zero and G under the 3. You may find that you have two different letters under the same figure at first. If you have a 1 pound in your show of prices then you know definitely that the letter is the first of the ten letter word. To use the percentage clue if the the mark up is say 11 percent and the price shown is say 6.50 then to get a rough idea of the original price would be to reduce the percentage by 1 then caLculate 6.50 less 10 percent = 5.85. Or not so rough, a, 6.50 * 100 = 650 b, 11 + 100 = 111 c, divide 650 by 111 = 5.86 This lets you know that the letters shown with the 6.50 are the correct ones to write under the 5 and 8. Usually you will find just one or two of the ten letters missing so it needs a little bit of extra skill to complete the word. I hope all this helps but after reading it myself it looks a bit of a muddle!! The best of luck. ROY (20G).  To: 999 (all members) From: 20G (Roy Dickens) Subject: Program Information PhraseE (8-BIT version) This program is a bit of fun with words. You will see over forty diffe- rent arrangements of letters. These will be a familiar phrase,title saying, name etc. but in a mixed up form. I have put the answers for you to check with your interpretation. Your answer maybe better! I have also written a different version for SOLINET disc magazine. (PhraseS). The program should keep the Christmas party busy for a half hour. The child- ren may like it and get the answers more quickly than the adults! So.....   MERRY CHRISTMAS    .... ..to all 8BIT members and thank you for your comments and help over the year. The greetings may seem a little early because we may have another issue before Christmas. Thanks Chris. All the best ROY (20G).  To: 999 (all members) From: 20G (Roy Dickens) Subject: ACORNS free video. Acorn have been pushing their com- puters recently. 'Send now for free video'. So I did just that ( it was free you see!). To give you a idea to what it is all about just in case you have not seen it read on. The theme is 'Computer Minefield' on a twelve min. video. Family with two children with the tall fellow from Blue Peter prog. He is the question master asking the family what they really needed in a home computer. The Acorn competitors (big names) are each in turn marked as a mine and then blown up! Lots of noise smoke, flames and flying chips (flying not frying). The competitors are not needed because Acorn can do it all! A big sway towards education is the plus they reckon. So when you go shop- ping for a home computer use the check list, does it have a, 32 bit RISC b, affordable c, multimedia d education e, software f, personal productivity g, reliable h, office application i, games j, service and support. That is what they reckon any-how. You are supposed to remember the word T A M E S P R O G S when your in that shop! Hotline No. 0223 254222 Later... Guess what, ACORN have sent me a follow up letter, it looks as though AMIGA have complained. Correction, Amiga do run office applications and education software. They blew that mine up in error! Who's next? (20G)  To: 999 (all members) From: 20G (Roy Dickens) Subject: Help! Viewsheet. I have purchased a Master 128 and would like to use VIEWSHEET that is already with it. With the speadsheet that I have been using I am able to get all the 12 months printed out using the printers reduced print. The Master Welcome Guide states that to achieve this with Viewsheet I need to know about windows if I want to have more than six months printed on one sheet. Could someone just put me right here? I only use the spreadsheet for home accounts so it doesn't seem worth getting the'ViewSheet User Guide'but if someone has one going cheap(ish) then please ring anytime 0933 55556. Many thanks. ROY (20G)  To: 999 (all members) From: 20G (Roy Dickens) Subject: Very Cheap Acorn Books Etc. For a list of low price (books 50p) Acorn hardware, software and books. Write or phone for a "Acorn special offers list" Flowchart Ltd 39/41 High St. IRTHLINGBOROUGH, Wellingborough, Northants. NN9 5TE. 0933-653935 They are getting rid of a lot of stuff because they would rather sell PCs. If you mention my name R DICKENS OF RUSHDEN I would be pleased. (20G)  To: 483 (Daniel Shimmin) + 999 From: L1M (Janny Looyenga) Subject: Smiley's In Issue 29 Daniel Shimmin told us about Electronic Mail and showed also some "SMILEY'S". :-) = smile (ironic meant) :-( = unpleased I've got some more for you: ;-) wink :-)) big smile :-))) very big smile >-( very mad :*) drunk £*) very drunk :-o surprised :-D one more big smile £-) dazed  To: 999 (all members) From: L1M (Janny Looyenga) Subject: Commerce / PD - DISCUSSION One person stated: The 8Bit is dead; no more commercial games are written; no more PD is appearing; from now on I consider all software (included the commercial ones) being PUBLIC DOMAIN! IS HE RIGHT??? Of course I know concerning the appear ance of PD he is not right - there is still appearing a lot nowadays, or isn't it? Well, think it over and write!!!  To: 999 (all members) From: K2K (Peter Davy)) Subject: Random numbers. On skimming through some old 8BS issues I have seen more than one mention of the problem of generating random numbers without repeating one. With some of the programs that I have written, it would be very dreary if words, sentences, passages etc. were dealt with in the same order each time. I therefore pick the sentences etc. at random. To avoid picking the same sentence twice in the same run I establish an array tally$(N%) where N% is the number of sentences. Selection is then as follows: REPEAT:R=RND(N%):UNTILtally$(R)<>"*":tal ly$(R)="*" This will give a different value of R every time until all values from 1 to N% have been delivered. It would seem to be much simpler than having to scan through the numbers already selected to see if there has been duplication.  To: 999 (all members) From: 2J3 (Chris Richardson) Subject: Joining computers together. In discussions with other members, this subject has cropped up occasionally. I have to admit to being totally ignorant of it. Can anyone give the rest of us hints on how to join BBCs and Masters together? Yes, I know superglue is one way, but not really what I am after.  From: 176 Eric Shuker Program: Mag Account Hopefully you will soon be in credit but if this does not happen very quickly,I am sure most members will be pleased to assist (Price adjustments should be possible) EDITOR..... I have to say that I have been overwhelmed by the concern of members about this subject. The accounts are sorting themselves out. I have mentioned the accounts elswhere in the mag. Don't panic! Hang on to your pennies.  To: 999 (all members) From: 3PM Subject: Savings for 20G After hustling to catch Iss30 I realise I did not supply what you asked. Sorry. For REGULAR savings the accumulated value V at the end of n years of `P invested at the beginning of each of the n years is:- V=P*((1+i)^(n+1)-(1+i))/i where i is percentage interest rate R divided by 100. eg R=7.5% i=0.075. As a check `100/annum for 10 years at 10% gives `1753.11 Note if you want to retain future purchasing power R will have to better the published rate of inflation by a good margin. In the USA you have access to data. Here you get what HMG of the day thinks is prudent. Get behind me Mr Guy Fawkes. So if you REALLY need it buy the best bargain you can get NOW before we start paying for Master Richt's savings.  PRESS BREAK FOR PART 3