8-Bit Software Online Conversion

                                   8 Bit                                           Edited by C.J.Richardson.           is being edited by myself   So send off your submissions, discs, return postage and 50p's to: The deadline for issue 34 is 7th April. The issue date is 18th April (ish).   The new 8BS questionnaire has hit the streets with the issue of this mag. PLEASE make an extra special point of filling yours in and sending it in with your next submission disc. The new questionnaire plus info is on this disc and TBI-00 as: Quaire (the program) Questns (data for the program) Quinf (info) The questionnaire produces a file called !quest which is the file to send to the editor. The info is to be found in the second magazine menu. The questionnaire is in the main menu.                           In FOUR parts again.       From other members and myself.     Comments on programs.     Off we go again. Editorial.             Duncan Webster who started 8BS off has sent in part 1 of the 8BS story.                   Steven Flintham has written an article on the subject that caused me a fair bit of hair loss in the last issue.       Differences between Basics.     Questionnaire summary. Interests. Catalogue summary.           Info for the program submitted by K3X.         An article submitted by 19F.         Can you make it?                  By: 15A (Steven Flintham) Use: Message Utility Program name: SendMes Associated program/file/s: SendMC Language: BASIC+m/c MesInf Please read the info file. A further update, please use this program for future messaging. Also included in the utilities menu is a corrected function key strip printer for the messaging system. MessStr.        By: Alex Whitehead Use: Trigonometry and factors. Program name: White Language: Basic Submitted in exchange for 8BS software.        By: 2J3 Use: Audio Cassette Utility Program name: Castore Associated program/file/s: Data Language: Basic From an idea by John Ilsley. See the program documentation article for info.          By: 15A Use: Send and receive RS423 Program names: TestSnd TestRec Associated program/file/s: Article Language: Basic Read the article on joining 2 computers by Steven Flintham. These programs test your lead out.              By: K2B and K2T Use: Variable transfer. Mailing costs. Compacted file name: WW+Uts Decompacter file name: ARC Wordwise Plus required. The following 2 sets of Wordwise + utilities submitted by K2B and K2T are compacted into one file. Info for the utilities is contained in the program documentation article. Before being able to use the utilities you will have to decompact the file. Copy the file WW+Uts onto a blank DFS disc along with the dearchiver ARC. CHAIN "ARC" and follow the prompts.             By: K2B Use: Variable transfer. Program names: XFERstr DEMOstr WWbas Language: Basic + data See the program documentation article for more info on how this utility transfers variables between Wordwise Plus and Basic. You must have Wordwise Plus fitted before running the program XFERstr. PLEASE NOTE that the editor has changed the names and references to the names of the programs. The reason for this is ADFS compatibility. You should not notice this at all but I mention it just in case.         By: K2T Use: Mailing costs. Program name DWAD PWCTADS PWCTST PWLDCT You must have Wordwise Plus fitted before you can use this utility. More info in the program documentation article.          By: 20G Use: Work out income/life expectancy. Program name: Money Language: Basic Roy Dickens has written a program to work out income from investment and life expectancy. More from 20G in the messages section.        By: K2F Use: Power consumption evaluation. Program name: El-Cost Associated program/file/s: None Language: Basic This program will calculate the amount of power your electrical equipment uses and then tell you the running costs. Full info in the program.            By: 2J3 Use: Update of menu reader in issue 32 Program name: MenRead Language: Basic ADFS and DFS Reads and prints out the data from 8BS discs as a quick reference to find programs. See the program documentation article for more details. Now prints the full pathname.          By: 15A Program name: Quaire Associated programs: Questns Quinf Language: Basic/Data Here it is! Steven Flintham has written us another brilliant utility. PLEASE FILL IN A QUESTIONNAIRE AND RETURN IT TO 8BS. The old questionnaire is now out of use. Therefore I would like the transfer from one to the other to be as quick and orderly as possible. Info is available from the magazine menu. This questionnaire will also be placed on TBI-00 on release of this issue.            By: Roger Sando Use: Puzzle Program name: Slide Associated program/file/s: Flower Language: Basic/Machine Code Submitted by L1L. This sliding block puzzle can be adapted to load your own picture. Move around the screen using ZX:/. The square you are on is exchanged for the square you move to. A topical picture do you not think?    By: Roger Sando Use: 3 Crosswords Program name: X-Word Language: Basic Another program submitted by L1L. There are 3 difficulty levels to the game. Enter your guess for the highlighted word and move on to the next. Instructions are on-screen. If you start entering letters for a word, you must enter all the letters of the word before you can move on to the next clue.      By: Keith Devlin Use: Quick pretty patterns Program name: Pattern Associated file/s: PatText Pat2 Language: Basic K3X submitted this short but very effective program with an info file. The info may be found in magazine menu 2. Enter two numbers and watch the pattern develop. Press escape to enter two more numbers. I could not resist having a little fiddle with this program. The results can be found in "Pat2". Alter the parameters whilst the program is running. Printer dump facility. This version also works out when the pattern is finished and then goes on to the next. Instructions in the program.          By: 3WU Program name: PPete Language: Basic/SWITCH ON YOUR PRINTER! 3WU Sends us this sad tale of a dog with polyurea. This is a basic program that prints the verse out as soon as selected from the menu, so have your printer ready.        By: S.Johnstone Program name: 3-Droll Language: Basic S.Johnstone sends us this 3D game. The idea is to find the four white objects in the maze. Use the AX:. keys to move.        By: L1J Program names: SevensL SevensM Language: Basic M.Bobrowski sends us this card game. 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