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!                 TBI-00, the 8BS catalogue/info/utility disc is available as ADFS or DFS now. I have changed the catalogue beyond all recognition after one clever member suggested it should look like the magazine articles. Why didn't I think of that? If the snow storm in the menu of this issue is not to your taste, remove the REM from line 30 and save the menu back to disc. I love it!                    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 new regular feature. These are people worth contacting.         A quick explanation of the messaging system.     K7T D.Ambrose sends us an article with examples of how to merge data into programs           The concluding part of K4R's series.     K4R also sends a short article that may ring true to a few (probably most) of us that rely on various ploys/arguments to maintain matrimonial harmony when the "C" word becomes a large part of a persons life.   An article by 27N John Ilsley. Giving advice about modems.                    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 change to the printout option. 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: K3G (MICK P.) Use: Programming Tip Program name: REM All the information required to use this program is to be found in the REM statements. After it has been run simply LIST and press RETURN KEY, and all will be clear...I hope. P.S. This is my first ever program and input to any magazine. Mick.    By: K7T (D.Ambrose) Use: Merging Program names: MERGE OVLY D1 to D4 An example program to go with the article available from the magazine menu. MERGE loads OVLY which then loads the 4 data programs D1 to D4.      By: K5K (David Robinson) Use: DUAL PRINTOUT UTILITY Program name: PRINT`2 Associated file: DualInf PRINT`2 is a utility allowing two text files to be printed out side by side on one sheet of paper. The program uses the 'condensed' font available on Epson and compatible printers, together with a reduced line spacing, to give a compact but readable output. See text file DualInf available from the magazine menu for more details.        By: K6N (Brian Raw) Use: BBC-8 Manual Printout Program name: Pmanual Brian sends us a utility to print out the Macro Assembler Manual on BBC-8. Please read his documentation in the Program Documentation Article.      From: K2K (Peter Davy) Use: Work Out Palindromic Numbers Program name: Lappy2 Please read the program documentation article for full info from Peter.      By: K3T (Neil Taylor)) Use: Calculate distances on map Program name: OS#Map Please read the program documentation article for full info. Calculates distances using OS map references.      By: 2J3 (Chris Richardson) Use: View short catalogue. Program name: ViewOne Data: TEMP This is a very cut down version of the 8BS catalogue, just the main headings. I have left in the text for the new entries. If you want to see the full version, order TBI-00. ADFS versions of this issue will feature the full catalogue. It is simple to use. Info on the title screen. For full info, see TBI-00.            By: K6N (Brian Raw) Use: Draw Patterns Program name: Spiro Info By Brian. ************************************* SPIRO The computer version of Spirograph. Seeing the program submitted by K3X in issue 33 reminded me of this program I found in ZX COMPUTING Jan/86 written by Simon Palmer in SPECTRUM machine code. Here it is then converted into BBC basic. The screen is not cleared each time so you can build the pattern up. To get you going, try these inputs: fixed cog rotating cog pen pos. 20 5 10 20 5 -10 20 5 5 20 5 -5 Notice that the pen pos. is not restricted by the size of the rotating cog and negative numbers shift the pattern.    By: K2F (John Davis) Use: Choose Your Lottery Numbers Program name: Lottery Info In The Program.    By: 20G (Roy Dickens) Use: Lottery Game. Program name: Lotter2 Info in the program documentation article.      By: Melvyn Wright. Use: Tunes Program name: SnowMen. Data SnowCde The snowmen appeared in the last Christmas issue. Here they are again by popular demand.        From: The Disk User Issue 3. Use: Educational Counting Game Program name: Teddy. Data Teddy2 Info in the game.      From: Beebug Vol.12 Use: Card Game Program name: Pyramid + Pyr By our own L.Fowl. Info in the program. THIS GAME IS MASTER ONLY.            From: Beebug Vol.11 Use: Sing Along. Program name: Twelve.      From: Beebug Vol.11 Use: Control Orbit Of Spacecraft Program name: Orbit1.                                     