8-Bit Software Online Conversion

                                   8 Bit                                           Edited by C.J.Richardson.                                        Send your submissions, formatted disc, 50p, return postage and packing to:                            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 article you are reading now.     Info for programs that do not contain their own documentation.       In several sections this time. Two help sections. One Advert file and two general comments files.       From other members and myself.     Comments on programs.         A quick explanation of the messaging system.           Part one of a proposed series by K4R. A marvellous peer into the early days of home computers. Please rush us part 2 Robin.         Peter Davy continues the discussion on perfect numbers started in issue 35.     An alphabetically sorted list of members names and IDs. Next time the list may be in numeric order.     The advert file that I wrote became so large this time that it is on its own. Just look at all those goodies!       An Article by K2O Stephan Richardson.         Documentation for the ASCII file converter by 15A.                    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 change to the filing system of your choice. The info file on this issue is a very abridged one. For full info please read the documentation on TBI-00.            By: 15A Use: Message Utility Program name: ASC2Mes Associated program/file/s: MesExm2 Language: BASIC Asc2Doc Please read the info file Asc2Doc available from the magazine menu. This utility will convert a message written in your preferred word processor into an 8BS message file. The example file "MesExm2" will ideally have to be copied on to a new blank disc before running the program. DFS users please note that the example file must be on side 0 even though it is on side 2 of the issue.        By: K2K (P.Davy) Program names: Perft2 Gperfn3 Language: BASIC Examples to accompany the article by K2K.      By: K2F (J.Davis) Program name: AlfShuf Language: BASIC John wrote this one liner as an experiment. Info within the program.       By: L1J (M.Bobrowski) Program names: SDmp0DS SDmp0LS Language: Assembler Mirek has sent us two assembler programs that produce two machine code printer dumps. The first, SDmp0DS produces a file called SDmp0D which may be *RUN. This file gives a true black and white dump. The second program SDmp0LS produces a machine code program called SDmp0L which may be *RUN. This program produces a shaded dump. Both programs produce a "distortion free" dump. To use them, load your picture and type *<dump name>                  From: L1J (M.Bobrowski) Program names: 66IB 66GB 66LB KQJdata The ADFS version of Issue 35 contains the Master version of this game. This is the BBC version. Info is held within the game. Master users please note that if you are using the DFS version of this issue that the program will not load correctly. ADFS VERSIONS OF THIS ISSUE WILL NOT CONTAIN THIS ITEM!      From: K3U (L.Simmonds) Program name: Dalek This is a compacted picture of a Dalek. The loader uses the de-compacter LDPIC.      From: L1J (M.Bobrowski) Program name: Dlight A machine code program to produce flashing patterns. The ADFS version of this issue contains the source code "Dlights".      From: GFX Program name: EurArch As promised in issue 35, here is the demo for the educational and informative disc TBI-57. Europhile. The DFS version of this issue contains a compacted series of files. Copy the de-archiver "Archive" and the archived file onto a freshly formatted DFS disc. CHAIN"Archive". Answer the request for the drive number with the drive number containing the new disc. Press "D" to de-compact. Answer the next question with "EurArch". Then wait. When finished type *OPT 4 3. You will then be able to use SHIFT+BREAK to run the demo. The ADFS version of this issue contains the de-compacted demo. Just select the option from the menu.        From: K4K (G.Leng) Program name: Wally Wander through the maze as it reveals itself and collect the cash. Watch out for the nasties. When you reach the top of the maze, come back down to where you started. The program does not work exactly as intended on the Master but it is still playable. Messages are sometimes garbled and the maze is different.      From: 15A (S.Flintham) Program name: Pawns. This picture was &5000 bytes long before attempted compaction using SVPIC and was &5033 after compaction! So, yes, you guessed it this picture is not compacted. The picture has been converted from the Archimedes. Produced by the Persistence of Vision raytracer.      From: 20G (Roy Dickens) Program names: Title1 Title2 Roy Dickens wins the coconut this time with the intro screen programs that he sent. Both are chosen at random from CONTROL+SHIFT+BREAK or individually from the demo menu. Tell me what you want from the pool Roy and it's yours! (2 choices) as there are two sets of screens. A free choice from the TBI pool goes to anyone submitting title screens used on an issue.      From: 3WU (Fred Price) Program names: Pies This months little one is titled as MARTHA'S PIE CRUST ----==========---- So if you Center your printer and for anyone with poor sight you can Double the Height with VDU1,27,1,119,1,1 ON & VDU1,27,1,119,1,0 OFF, To make it a bit easier for them to read, So friends enjoy this very tasty little bit of grub, In the "PIES" IF you can keep it down. EDITOR... This is a Basic program which when run from the menu goes straight to your printer, even if you haven't got one!            From: L1M (J.Looyenga) By: W.Brederode Program names: Count Pay Munten Two programs. One to add up Dutch coins, the other to pay out Dutch coins. Help in the program documentation article.          From: K2O (Stephan Richardson) Program names: ShowRun ShowPic It was a toss up between scans of the photos sent by Mick Needham and Stephan Richardson. One set had horizontal lines, the other had dots over the pictures. Thanks for your efforts gentlemen. From left to right. Myself. Mick Needham. Daniel Shimmin. Duncan Webster.                                    