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.                    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.       A story by Cyril Pike.       By K5U Simon Godfrey. Transfer files between the BBC and PC. Includes info on how to make up the cable. See the utilities menu for file conversion software.     K6L has extended the book loan offer, this time he gives us his correct telephone number. Please see the general messages section too.   Those of us that frequent hospital wards will be familiar with this one. Submitted by K6X. A poem.           Changes soon to be made.                        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: 6EE (Mick Needham) Use: View Utility DFS ONLY Archive name: Archived View Associated program/file/s: Arch`de Please read the Program Documentation article. I have archived this utility due to the large number of files. You will need to de-archive first onto a new disc. Please read the program documentation article for more info.        By: H.C.Parr J.Davis C.J.Richardson. Use: Word Processor-Printer Driver Program name: Pdrv Wordpr+ Associated program/file/s: WPINFO K2F (John Davis) has cobbled together a couple of programs to produce an interesting word processor/printer driver. When the program runs, press L then enter "WPINFO" to load the info. John reported a couple of the printer codes not working although when I tested the program they worked fine. This is no doubt due to the vagaries of printers.        By: K5U (S.Godfrey) Use: Convert Files Between Formats Program name: Convert Associated program/file/s: ARTICLE See the magazine article to accompany this software.    By: 2J3 (C.J.Richardson.) Use: Save File Name Space Program name: Arch`de See the Program Documentation article for more info.      By: 2J3 (C.J.Richardson.) Program name: ProgPrt Enter 2 digit codes to program your printer. This program is set up for an Epson Stylus 400, but is easily adapted if you know your printer codes. See the Program Documentation article for more info.      By: K2K (Peter Davy.) Program name: Unifval See the Program Documentation article for a full explanation of this program.      By: K2K (Peter Davy.) Program name: ModLot3 See the Program Reaction article for full details of this modified program.        By: K6K (G.Cawkwell.) Archive name: FKEYS A number of short function key utilities. Info in the ReadMe file which is contained in the archive. See the Program Documentation article to see how to de-archive using the program on this issue called "ARCH-DE".                By: L1M (J.Looyenga) Use: Game. Program name: 8teen 8TNDAT Info is contained within the game which was written by Janny's husband in fact.        By: K5U (S.Godfrey.) Use: Demo Screen For TBI-78 Program name: Screen2 GFXload K5U has submitted a disc full of fonts and Clipart. This is an advert for it. The disc is available as TBI-78.      By: 3WU (F.Price.) Program name: Flowers. Info from Fred in the Program Documentation article.    By: K8C (A.Adams.) Archived name: Pent. DFS ONLY Brief info in the Program Documentation article. Includes info on how to de- archive the files onto a new disc. Full info in the archived file PENTOMO. PLEASE NOTE that the programs, JIGSAWM and BOXESM are incompatible with the standard BBC B as *SHADOW is used. Some of the programs are made DFS only due to the *DRIVE command, this could easily be removed if you are determined to use ADFS.      By: 2J3 (C.J.Richardson.) Program name: Lotter6 My apologies for this one, but my buddy popped by one day asking for a simple number selector. Whilst he was sat there I did it. So here it is.    By: K2F (J.Davis.) Program name: Pilar John presents an unusual program. Like the 3D magic eye programs, it benefits from being examined carefully. Eventually, it is possible to see the hidden object.                                     