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Issue 22 - August 4th to 10th 1983
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Micropaedia
CP/M: Part 1
Collect this series and keep the facts about this operating system close by for reference.
REGULARS
Monitor 2
At last - the Microdrives arrive, page 2; Software houses say yes to mail order protection, page 3; Software Moguls look for programmers, page 4; Teachers complain about lack of support, page 5; Aquarius turns on the world, page 6; Sirus gets hooked on a net, page 8; and more news, reports and pictures.
PCN Charts 10
Follow the ups and downs of top selling micros and games.
Random Access 13
Your letters to help, harangue and generally hold forth.
Routine Inquiries 14
Max Phillips answers your questions.
Microwaves 16
Hints and tips: £5 for every one printed.
Readout 19
We'll tell you what's good to read, and what to avoid.
PCN Binder 44
Keep your copies clean and accessible.
ProgramCards 56
Disco dreams for your Spectrum, amazing mazes for the Apple, extra character for your Beeb and more space for your Dragon in this unique listings section.
PCN Back Issues 73
Fill in the form and complete your collection.
Databasics 74
Peripherals - the outer limits codified in this buyers' guide.
Clubnet 69
Club contacts nationwide.
Billboard 80
Buy, sell or swop secondhand goods.
Quit/Datelines 88
The last word . . .
PCN SPECIALS
Assembler on the Genie 20
Machine code sound routines for the Genie from Keith Hook.
The dynamic Dragon 23
Brian Cadge introduces a set of routines for the Dragon.
PCN PRO-TEST: SOFTWARE
Forth on the Spectrum 26
Ted Ball checks out the Forth amendment to Spectrum Basic.
BBC graphics 30
Ted Ball puts you in the picture as he tries out Easy Graphics.
Music synthesisers 33
Bob Chappell on the 64 and Max Phillips on the BBC.
PCN PRO-TEST: PERIPHERALS
IBM plots Pixy 34
Karl Dallas reviews this low-cost plotter.
Print with Brother 38
Letter-quality daisywheel printing is coming down in price. More spiels on wheels from Barry Miles.
Ergonomic extra 40
The keys that ate qwerty? Ian Scales tries the Maltron keyboard.
PCN PRO-TEST: HARDWARE
Mupid in the picture 42
Ralph Bancroft marvels at Mupid, the glamorous graphics micro that makes communications a major feature.
GAMEPLAY
Shirley Fawcett beats off Orcs and joins the river police in new games for the Atari. 48
Bob Chappell looks at something the Zork brought for the 64. 51
3D games for the Spectrum surveyed by Max Phillips and John Lettice. 53
Shirley Fawcett and Sandra Grandison become Oric and Spectrum adventurers. 54
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