27.6.1996 Issue 51 is to be a double DFS issue. ADFS users send one disc, DFS users send two discs. Issue 51 is due out on 5th September 1996 The issue 51 deadline is 22nd August 1996 Please ensure that all submissions for issue 51 reach 8BS by this date. Send your formatted discs, 50p's and return postage and packing to: To find out how to use the menu and how to obtain the various 'Text Viewing' options, press the red key marked f0 when viewing the Main Menu. I make minor changes to TBI-00, the Catalogue/Information disc just about every day. To keep abreast of all new additions to the catalogue, charges and utility updates, send your copy of TBI-00 and return postage to 8BS for a free update. TBI-00 has recently had a total re-write of the info and it is very important that you all read the new info. The response to my request for photos to be scanned in has been excellent. TBI-99 is available as a 2DA disc which is filling with digitised pictures of the membership. If you want to be included in this edifice, send in your photo. Larger, matt, black and white are best. Tell me if you want the photo back. Please send in your completed questionnaire (available on TBI-00). This is not compulsory, but it helps me a great deal. Many thanks for the submissions and letters of encouragement over the years, without which we would never have made it to issue 50. This menu contains all the info for thesoftware on this issue. Messages to you Messages asking for and offering help including an important one from D6G General Messages Comments on Programs Editorial Suggested Contacts Parcel Force From 4WL Monitor Repairs From 4WL Refilling Stylewriter Ink Cartridges BBC/Master Technical Info BBC Emulators For The PC. Update Pik-o-Gram From K8J Disc Formats That The BBC Can Use From D6K M.Mallett The Apple Mac Classic II, a Discussion by 4WL Reading The ADFS Catalogue by D6G Parcel Force Update High IQ. The Answers to Jon Ripley's Posers From Issue 49 TBI Pool Totals The Master 512 Part 6 8BS Advert For Sale And Wanted Messages Superior Software Offer Advert From 4WL Advert From D6G Title 8BS Messaging System Author S.Flintham Use Message all or one File Name SendMes Language Basic/Assembler Please read the short info file available from the Program Info menu. The full version of the info is available on TBI-00 Title Shift Calculator Author C.J.Richardson Use When to Ring 8BS File Name WorkRot Language Basic This went down very well on the last issue. Just in case anyone missed it, here it is again. Info available withinthe program. Title Prime Numbers Author D6E (R.Harker) Use Prints Prime Numbers File Name Prime Language Basic Title Banners Submitted D7Y (A.Medworth) Use Printout of Large Text File Name Banner + Banner 1 - 4 Language Basic Adapted from a program in BeeBug, theseprograms will print out a banner in large text. A similar program also appeared in 8BS pool disc BBC 50-1 and BBC 50-2. See the Info Menu (collection). Title Maps of Sheffield Author Scanned by 2J3 Use Find Your Way To JGH's File Name MapLoad Map1 Map2 Map3 Language Basic/Data Three scanned maps to help you locate the 8BS get together at J.G.Harston's house. See the Editorial for more details. Use the keys 1, 2 and 3 to view each of the three maps. Title Print Large Text Author K6N (B.Raw) Use Print Fancy Text File Name LfontEd (dir F and S) Language Basic Print using large fonts (supplied in directory F). See the Info Menu (collection) Title Interword to ASCII Author C.J.Richardson Use Text Conversion File Name IW>ASC IWtest (test file)Language Basic Please see the Info Menu (collection). Title LZSS Compression Author S.Flintham Use Compress/Decompress FilesFile Names LZSSC LZSSCX LZSSD LZSSDF LZSSDFB LZSSDFX LZSSDMB LZSSDM Language BASIC/Machine Code Please see the info available from the info menu. This suite of programs appeared in 8BS-49, early versions of which had some of the files missing. Late addition... Steven informs me thatwhilst working on a ROM version of these compression/decompression programs, he has come across a couple of minor bugs in the original programs:Make sure that you choose fewer 'length' bits than 'offset' bits when compressing. Don't try to compress veryshort files (around 16 bytes). LZSSD doesn't set the execution address. Title Mini Word Processor Author K2F (J.Davis) Use Double Height Message File Name MiniWP MiniMSG Language Basic Full and detailed info in the program. Write and edit a screen of double height text. Title Archiver/Dearchiver Author 2J3 (C.J.Richardson) Use Join Files File Name Arch`De Language Basic Info available from the Program Info menu. Title Lottery Data Editor Author 2J3 (C.J.Richardson) Use Edit UltDat File Name UltAlt Language Basic Info within the program. Fred Nevin requested this program. If you have missed a week out of the data, or managed to get errors in it, this is just the program! Title 8BS Menu Reader Author 2J3 (C.J.Richardson) Updated Jonathan Harston Use 8BS Menu Index File Name MenRead Language Basic Thanks to JGH for updating the 8BS menureader which will now print out a summary of 8BS menus from issue 28 onwards. Title Secret Maze Part 2 Author D5B (J.Ripley) Use Text Adventure File Name SctMze2 Language Basic/Data See the Program Info Menu (collection). Title Liner Author D6E (R.Harker) Use Game File Name Liner Language Basic See the Program Info Menu (collection). Title Madness Picture Scanned D6E (R.Harker) File Names LoadMad Mad Language Basic/Data Title Patterns Author D6E (R.Harker) Use Draws a Pattern File Name Graph2 Language Basic Title Music From Poland Author Miroslaw Bobrowski Use 8 Tunes File Names MusPol Chime Cuckoo Karlik Krakowi Kujawia Mazurka Oberek Polonai Language Basic/Data Submitted some time ago but the menu was incomplete. I have not heard from Mirek for ages (and don't expect to hear from him again), so I made the menu more presentable in order that youcould all hear these 8 Polish tunes. Title Geordie Brown Dreams Author 3WU (F.Price) File Name GBDREAM Language Basic Info in the Program Info (collection). Have your printer ready as the text goes straight to the printer when the program is run.