8-Bit Software Online Conversion

                                   8 Bit                                           Edited by C.J.Richardson.                                        Send your submissions, formatted disc, 50p, return postage and packing to:                                To think that only a week or so back I was becoming slightly worried by the fact that no software had been submitted. The three days leading up to the deadline changed all of that. There is a selection of software in this issue that I personally think is fantastic. No, you are wrong, none of it is by me! Thank you everyone. Not only for your hard work in the articles and programs, but also to those of you that have made donations to or purchased items from the group to boost the funds. Speaking of which, we are about £25 in credit as I speak. Thank you Alan Blundell of BBC PD for donating the FULL SET of BBC PD discs in DFS format to 8BS. Thanks also for sending a fair bit of business this way. Thanks for the kind comments Alan, but it's the members themselves that make 8BS what it is! Enough of the soppy stuff! Down to business:         THE 8BS QUESTIONNAIRE IS TO BE FOUND ON TBI-00, THE 8BS CATALOGUE/INFO DISC. IF YOU HAVE NOT COMPLETED ONE AND SENT IT IN TO 8BS. YOU ARE INVITED TO DO SO!                 The 8BS catalogue has grown by a huge amount literally overnight.                    The article you are reading now.     Info for programs that do not contain their own documentation.       In several sections this time. One help section. Two Advert files and two general comments files.       From other members and myself.     Comments on programs.                 A quick explanation of the NEWLY UPDATED messaging system.             By Peter Davy.         By Peter Davy.     An article by Stuart Mason on how to drive an IBM/PC monitor from a BBC by a simple cable conversion.         Compiled on my new Z88 spreadsheet, sorted as an experiment in sorting, and stuck on here because I thought it looked interesting.     Initialising rom images that you have loaded in from disc.       By Steven Flintham.                   By Stephan Richardson.                    By: 15A Use: Message Utility Program name: SendMes Associated program/file/s: SendMC Language: BASIC+M/C QMesInf Please read the info file. A further update, please use this program for future messaging. This time Steven has added a facility to import plain text into a message using CTRL+T. The info file on this issue is a very abridged one. For full info please read the documentation on TBI-00.          By: 4MD (Graham Gallagher) Program names: PERFECT and PRIME Language: BASIC Please read the program documentation article for info from Graham about these two Basic programs            By: L1M (Janny Looyenga) Use: Mode 7 Screen Editor Program name: DiaText Data NAME Language: Basic A mode 7 animation editor. Included with the program is a demo screen called NAME which is automatically loaded on running the program. I am afraid that documentation for this program is a little sparse. See what you can make of it.      From: K4D (Lorin Knight) Programs: MAGIC3D, MODE4PR Associated files: MEX-HAT, FURROWS Use: Creating "magic" 3-D illusions You may have seen the MAGIC EYE books or posters in which a 3-D image mysteriously appears from what, at first sight, appears to be a random pattern of coloured dots or shapes. MAGIC3D enables simple black-and-white pictures of this type to be produced on a BBC computer. See the program documentation article for full info.      By: K2K (Peter Davy) Use: Palindromic Numbers Program name: Lappy Language: Basic Peter Davy responds to K3X's challenge in the no.34 issue to write a program to find palindromic numbers whose squares are also palindromic. Please read the program documentation article for Peter Davy's full account.        By: 15A (Steven Flintham) Program names: SentSlw Sentenc Language: Basic Please read the article by Steven Flintham available from the main menu. Please note that when testing the two sentence generators out on the BBC, I had to change the size of an array due to memory limitations. The alterations are as follows: Both programs at line 180. The Array Component$ was programmed by Steven as (2000,3) this had to be changed to (800,3) in SentEnc and (900,3) in SentGen before the programs would run. on my good ol' Beeb. The changes are REMmed.      By: 2J3 (LAM C.J.Richardson) Program name: Menread Language: Basic Just a bit of space left for this popular utility. To obtain a printout of the data from the menu and locate the software on this disc at a glance.            From: 3WU Program name: CoalMan Language: BASIC Subject : A COMIC VERSE The Coalman Written By Mrs Mary Wade With the kind permission of Mrs M,Wade of Bedlington a typical piece of Northumberland & Geordie humour from her, Geordie's Laugh and Cry Book, So lads and lasses if you can center and set your printer up and it's listed as COALMAN and it's only a short one this time. Also if you can print Double Height it's very handy for anyone who has sight problems. Thanks for your comments on PPETE I got him when I repaired some tapes for a friend and there he was BONE DRY, And not a Pea in sight. PS Edible ones of course. Fred    From: 6EE Program name: Girl Language: Data loaded by PICLOAD A compressed picture digitised by Mick Needham. I was hoping to put a digipic of the show here, but plans often get thwarted. This one did. C'est la vie.        From: J.De Boer Program name: Loaded by MandRun Right on the deadline what should fall through the 8BS letter box but the very thing that a number of people have been looking for. This is a three screen demo of a new addition to the TBI pool, TBI-54. TBI-54 is in DFS and ADFS format. It features the main program plus source code. The program does everything that you could want it to. Zoom, Save to continue later. Save screen. Choose colours. A clock shows you how long the program has been running. This demo uses LDPIC to load in the three compressed screens. A box is drawn on the screen to show you where the next screen is coming from. Note the time at the top right of the screen. This is the total time that the screens took to build and save (11 minutes for ALL THREE!) Please note that the program used to produce these screens is not on this issue. Order TBI-54 (ADFS or DFS)          From: Shawty of Digital Solutions. Program name: Dreamscape Demo Files: LandDem LandMus Scrn Final TBI-55 is given over to Digital Solutions software. So far in the section is TBI-55-1 Dreamscape Demo and TBI-55-2 Music tracker. The sample of TBI-55-1 on this issue is part of the dreamscape demo disc. Press space to leave it and return to the main menu. If you do not use CTRL+BREAK after this demo has run, the 8BS magazine articles will not run!                                    