8-Bit Software Online Conversion

                                   8 Bit                                           Edited by C.J.Richardson.                                        Send your submissions, formatted disc, 50p, return postage and packing to:                                      The article you are reading now.     Info for programs that do not contain their own documentation.       In several sections this time. Help wanted and given. For sale and wanted. General comments. Messages received after the deadline.       From other members and myself.     Comments on programs.             A quick explanation of the messaging system.           By Steven Flintham.     An article describing how to fit ROMS to a BBC B, BBC B+, Master or Master Compact.       483 (Daniel Shimmin) hit the 8BS letterbox with a vengeance this issue, his first collection of messages went into the message files. The second lot deserve a file of their own.    Quic        Membership is free, but you have to pay a little for discs, postage and handling. This article explains how much.           K2O tells us about all the programming languages available for the BBC.                    By: 15A 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.          By: K2F Use: Coin Combinations Program name: 4-99 Language: Basic K2F has submitted this program that will work out the number of combinations of coins to make 4.99. Info in the program. This program takes about 48 minutes to come to a conclusion (slightly faster than me).    By: 3PM Use: Masking aid Program name: Masks Language: Basic This program is an interactive aid for AND, OR and EOR masking. Full info is contained within the program.          By: 20G Program name: Tax94/5 Language: Basic Roy Dickens sends us an update of his very useful program so that you may work out how much is coming in and going out.            By: 15A Program names: Rec1 - 3 Send1 - 3 Language: Basic Six example programs to accompany the article by Steven Flintham. DFS users will need to de-compact the archived file "RecSend" using the de-compacter "ARC" on this issue. For info on how to use the de-archiver, please read the program documentation article.            By: 2J3 Program name: 7toBas Language: Basic This program converts "Display Files" such as the one you are reading now into Basic programs. Full info in REM lines in the program.          By: 15A Program name: Quaire Associated programs: Questns Quinf Language: Basic/Data Included once more. PLEASE FILL IN A QUESTIONNAIRE AND RETURN IT TO 8BS. Info is available from the magazine menu. This questionnaire is also on the catalogue disc TBI-00.                By: W.Brederode. Submitted by L1M. Program name: 13 Archived files. MemArc Associated program: Dearchiver. ARC Language: Basic and data. An old idea with a new twist. Pairs for two players although one person can play just as well. Three levels of difficulty. Included are programs to design the cards. Due to the large number of files, on the DFS version of this issue the program suite is in an archive. See the program documentation article for more details.        By: K4D Use: Conversation with the computer. Program name: TALKtoC Language: Basic A game for children. The program carries out a conversation with the operator. The topics vary from one session to the next. Try giving the odd preposterous answer.          By: L1L Program names: TP1 TP2 Associated file/s: LDPIC Carosel Language: Basic/Machine Code/Data L1L suggests that we have a competition for title screens. A good idea. A free disc of 8BS software goes to the designer of each title screen used from issue 35 onwards! There are two compacted screens on this issue. The loader "Carosel" uses the screen de-compacter LDPIC. Info in the program.        By: L1L Program name: Cycle Associated files: LDPIC Waves Language: Basic/Machine Code/Data Further to the Wavey demo in issue 29, L1L sends us this colour cycling demo. More info in the program. The screen that the program Cycle uses is a compacted screen "Wavey". The program "Cycle" uses the screen de-compacter "LDPIC".      By: K3U Use: Joystick demos Program name: Joydraw O'Scope Joynoyz Language: BASIC Sent in by K3U, these three odd utility /demos require a joystick. The programs are short and should be easy to understand. Have a play with them.      By: 3WU Program name: FPrints Language: Basic Fred has used the same idea he used in issue 33. The poem is sent straight to the printer when selected from the menu, so please have the printer ready.            By: 20G Program name: WotNext Language: Basic Another excellent animated mode 7 program from Roy Dickens.          By: 3PM Program name: Hanoi-6 Language: Basic DP-J has sent this advert.      By: 1V5 Program names: GerHang (HangMan loader) Picture: HangScr Language: Basic A german version of the hangman game from issue 31.                                     