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. Help, Adverts and General Comments.       From other members and myself.     Comments on programs.         A quick explanation of the messaging system.   A tale from K4U (Chris Robbins)     Fred Price 3WU tells us how he adapted the BeeBug utility Magscan for his own use.       If the catalogue changes confused your collection, read this article. It consists of an explanation of the changes plus a list.     Paul Martin-Matthews K3B has submitted this collection of BBC faults and how they were repaired. I must add here that 8BS will not accept any responsibility for damage you may do to yourself or your computer after reading this article. If you are not sure, don't do it! 8BS now has a repair man, see the messages section.               Part 2 of a promised quadrilogy by K4R.         In response to a question asked in issue 36 Steven Flintham has written this article, supported by an example program and picture.       Four articles from K2O. Software Sale, Master 512 Upgrade, Z88 Library and Z88 Upgrade. Also some late messages.                    By: 15A Use: Message Utility Program name: SendMes Associated program/file/s: SendMC Language: BASIC+M/C QMesInf Please read the info file. This version has a slight wordwrap bug removed. Please use this program for future messaging. The info file on this issue is a very abridged one. For full info please read the documentation on TBI-00.      By: K6N (Brian Raw) Use: Renumber Basic Programs Program name: RE-AS RE-MC RE-REM Associated program/file/s: ProgDoc Language: BASIC Assembler Please read the program documentation article available from the main menu.            By: K6Q (LT Roberts) Use: Find lost files then pick them up. Program names: Findem Rescue Language: BASIC Please read the program documentation article available from the main menu.          By: K6Q (LT Roberts) Program names: BadFix BadSrce Language: BASIC Assembler Rescues a Bad Program. Included also is the source code. Please read the program documentation article available from the main menu.      By: K4R (I.R.L Morom) Program name: FredN Language: Data for Viewsheet Please examine the Help messages section. K4R sends us this example in response to a query in issue 36. This program is NOT documented in the main menu. DFS users will find it on side 2 of the issue. ADFS users will find it in DIR $.Software.        By: K4D (Lorin Knight) Program names: Map WorldM WrldLoc Please read the program Documentation article. This item heralds an influx of software from "Technical Software". Lorin has obtained permission from an associate to release some Radio Amateur programs to the public domain. As I write this info I am still preparing the software for release. See TBI-00 for further details.            From: K4D (Lorin Knight) Program names: Bonfire. BonfScr A pyromaniacs dream. A colourful graphics demo of a city skyline on bonfire night.          From: L1J (M.Bobrowski) Program names: 1000ldr L305 KQJdata T305 Two versions of this card game exist. The BBC version can be found on the DFS version of this issue. The Master version can be found on the ADFS version of this issue. Info included.      From: K3B (Paul Martin-Matthews) Program name: Woman I was worried about including this item until I showed it to Gill who found it highly amusing. So here it is. Woman defined as a hazardous chemical. This is a Basic program that can be displayed in 40 or 80 column format to screen or printer.      From: K4P (Sue Eedle) Program name: DogMaze A text game programmed in Basic by Sue. Chase around the place looking for your dog. When typing direction instructions you need to enter the whole thing (NORTH SOUTH EAST WEST) in upper case. Info is contained within the game.          From: 3WU (Fred Price) Program name: KingYB Fred sends us a Basic program that will go straight to your printer when run. Here is his message: To: 999 (all members) From: 3WU (FRED PRICE) Subject: VERSE i/e KINGYB The subject this month is known as THE BATTLE OF HASTINGS and due to my August holiday being cancelled I will not be able to visit this area, KINGYB is a long one this time. A full A4 sheet with very little room to spare. Set the printer up AND DON'T CENTER IT UP then hit the key and away you go. If you can't print it out, load it list it and read it in Basic.        From: K5U (Simon Godfrey) Program name: KraftWk Choose the picture from the sub-menu, then select it once more from the picture loader. The pictures are loaded like this to save file name space on the DFS version of this issue.      From: K2F (John Davis) Program name: AnAnAn Answers to the anagrams in issue 36. Presented in an interesting manner.    From: 20G (Roy Dickens) Program name: AnaShuf A follow on from the John Davis (K2F) submission in issue 36. A program to produce anagrams. Full info in the program.      From: 15A (Steven Flintham) Program name: MandScr A screen to accompany the article and program explaining Mandelbrots. Select the screen from the sub-menu, then select it once more from the picture loader.    By: 15A (Steven Flintham) Program name: Mandel. Please read the associated article available from the magazine menu. This program draws a mandelbrot.                                     