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Issue 15 - June 16th to 22nd 1983
Micropaedia
Spectrum: Part 2
Microdrive revolution, Building a bigger system, Around the keyboard, Organic Spectrum and Hatching a colour plot.
REGULARS
Monitor 2
Coleco's Adam breakthrough, page 2; something old, something new at the Commodore show, page 3; French software springboard, page 4; pros and cons for IBM PC, page 5; Nomad takes on Husky, page 8.
Random Access 12
 
Microwaves 16
 
Routine Inquiries 18
 
Gameplay  
Jupiter Ace 50
The Ace speed is challenged qith a mixed hand of new games
Apple 51
Richard King is the tes pilot in Cleared for Landing
Dragon 32 54
Uncultured vultures; alien space-ships in 3D
ProgramCards  
BBC Model B 55
Recapture the disk workspace
Commodore 64 57
A 24-hour clock using eight coloured sprites
Atari 400/800 61
Pirate Island adventure starts
Colour Genie / Dragon 65
Mastermind for micros; Breakout in low-res
Clubnet 66
WICPug plugs into Micronet
Readout 71
An IBM bumper bundle
Databasics 73
Latest harware prices
Billboard 79
 
Quit/Datelines 88
 
PCN SPECIALS
NewBrain Basic: Part 2 23
The printer connection . . . and into the graphics area, with David Janda.
Genie Scene 25
Nigel Cross picks out some fascinating patterns in the Colour Genie's 'surprising' graphics.
PCN PRO-TEST: SOFTWARE
Sysres 64 30
A programmer's aid package which boosts the Commodore's Basic with a further 50 commands. Pete Gerrard rates it.
Address Manager 32
Your Spectrum as an address book.
Epson Filing 35
Record on the run. How does the MST Database work as a portable filing system for the HX-20? Henry Velleman is our roving reporter.
PCN PRO-TEST: PERIPHERALS
Apple II Speak 36
HAL is here - in the guise of VIM. Nigel Cross lends the Voice Input Module an ear.
PCN PRO-TEST: HARDWARE
Comx 35 46
Max Phillips meets the Comx 35 micro: 32K RAM, colour, sound, good keyboard, joystick, ten bundled programs and a good Basic - all for a miserly £120.
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