8-Bit Software Online Conversion

                                   8 Bit                      Edited by C.J.Richardson.                                            Send your submissions, formatted disc, 50p, return postage and packing to:                      Don't forget to press f0 from the mag menu to see what your options for viewing the various types of text file are.                  TBI-00, the 8BS catalogue/info/utility disc is available as ADFS or DFS.            The new 8BS questionnaire is out.You are invited to send it to me.                I am making up a gallery of 8BS members. Please send me a mugshot!                    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 regular feature. These are people worth contacting.         A quick explanation of the messaging system. Version 2.0     K2O sends help for those struggling with ADFS. ADFS VERSION ONLY! DFS users who want to see this article (and anything else on the ADFS versions of 8BS issues) are welcome to send for a straight copy from ADFS to DFS, of the ADFSextra directory.         The 80 column text file reader used by 8BS issues was written by J.G.Harston. Here is his info file for it.       Steve Hanson of Superior Software is doing an extra special deal for 8BS members.           Mike Davis. An Introduction. Part 1. Part 2 next time.         In 8BS 45 I asked a question that seems to have stirred up quite a response. There were a couple of replies in issue 46. This reply from Derrick would not fit on the last issue. You can read it from Derrick's own word processor by selecting it from the UTILITIES menu. The programs involved are: !FredQ7, !TxtQ7, CHme and Light7.             An article by D.Bradforth.       Bill sends us this interesting set of observations gathered over the years.       A large advert on its own.       A large advert on its own.     A bundle of messages, last to arrive.       From D5B, Jon Ripley. This map covers &000 to &3FF. Jon promises more later. Info in the 'Last Messages' article.                    By: 15A Use: Message Utility Program name: SendMes Associated program/file/s: SendMMC Language: BASIC+M/C QMesInf Please read the info file. 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: A2L (Mike Davis) Use: Various Utilities Archive name: A2Larch Associated program/file/s: Arch-de Language: Various Mike sends us 10 utilities and two source files. Due to the number of files, I have archived Mike's submission. ADFS users will first need to create directories E, R, S and U before de-archiving the software. Please see the Program Documentation article for details of how to use the de-archiver. The utilities include interlace on/off, ROM software, and network software. When you have de-archived the software, *TYPE MikePrg for full info.              By: K6N (B.Raw) Program name: RcodBas rcod Associated program/file/s: RcodSrc Language: Basic and C Brian is still dabbling in C. He sends us an updated pair of the Resistor codes programs. The source code for the C version is on this disc as RcodSrc. Please see the Program Documentation article for full info.        By: 3PM (DPJ) Program name: !fredq7 !txtq Light7 CHme Language: Basic and Machine Code An update of DPJ's text file reader. Please see the Program Documentation article for info from DPJ.    By: K4D (L.Knight) Program name: Calendr Language: Basic This gives the day of the week for any date from the year 1753 onwards and some notes about the calendar before then.            From: K6X (P.Clucas) Program name: MasMind Our spell checker turns his talents to programming. Paul has created a masterpiece. This started life as a one liner in TAU-7. Paul has changed it so much that he is entitled to put his own name to it. Info in the program.        From: K6N (B.Raw) Program name: PatV2 Full info in the Program Documentation article. An updated version of a program in an earlier 8BS issue. Brian has speeded it up with assembler.      From: D5N (D.Chester) Program name: Blitz Bomb the city away before you crash.    From: D5N (D.Chester) Program name: Clock Master Only.    From: D5N (D.Chester) Program name: Hang Dave's version of this old chestnut.      From: D5N (D.Chester) Program name: Screen Animated 8BS intro screen.        From: D2N (V.Horgan) Program name: Race Full info in the game.        From: D2N (V.Horgan) Program names: Race + Cheat Full info in the game.      From: D5B (J.Ripley) Program name: Answer Another reply to the puzzle I set in issue 45. See the 'Last Message' bundle in the Magazine Menu for info.          From: D5B (J.Ripley) Program name: RepInfo See the 'Last Message' bundle in the Magazine Menu for more info. Reads passwords from a Repton game.                                   