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Issue 25 - August 25th to 31st 1983
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Micropaedia
Commodore 64: Part 2
Translating programs from the Vic to the 64, the software, the Basic and machine code.
REGULARS
Monitor 2
Dragon disk saga drags on, page 2; the London Marathon - first of many? page 3; Wizard disks for the Colour Genie, page 4; Prolock repels software pirates, page 5; Research Machines gets in on disk act, page 7; and Hewlett-Packard goes for plug-in software, page 9.
PCN Charts 10
All the top games - and find out where your micro's coming from.
Random Access 12
Fun and fulmination from the post bag.
Routine Inquiries 14
Your problems solved, page by page.
Microwaves 16
No rubbish in these tips - a fiver for each one printed.
PCN ProgramCards 55
This week's listings wrap up Surround for the BBC Model B, and start out on a continental jaunt with Euro Atlas, which uses the Lynx's graphics to draw a map of Europe. And Atari owners can move onto fresh fields with Park Keeper - just the job for compulsive leaf cleaners.
Clubnet 67
Your guide to UK user groups.
Readout 72
PCN looks at books.
Databasics 74
The place for peripherals.
Billboard 81
The 2D micro shop.
Quit/Datelines 88
The end of PCN as we know it . . .
PCN SPECIALS
Newbrain map-reading 18
Go cross-country through the Newbrain.s works with Dave Gunthorpe.
Atom bargains 21
With the Acorn Atom retailing for as little as £50, it certainly looks like a good deal. Geof Wheelwright checks out the pros and cons.
Dragon screentest 22
Brian Cadge ties up his series on Dragon machine code with a high resolution screen dump.
PCN PRO-TEST: HARDWARE
Enter the Electron 24
Is the Electronic age drawing? Max Phillips surveys Acorn's show-stopper.
PCN PRO-TEST: SOFTWARE
Simon and the 64 29
Susan Curran reviews Simons Basic for the Commodore 64.
Three ways into the Oric 33
Max Phillips compares three monitors for the Oric.
PCN PRO-TEST: PERIPHERALS
A clean machine 37
Add-ons maketh the micro. Barry Miles shows you how to choose the best bits.
Hard driving 42
Ian Scales continues his file on the Sinclair Microdrive.
GAMEPLAY
Cryogenics and the Commodore 64, as Bob Chappell is Suspended. 46
John Lettice battles with killer-lizards in Terror-daktils and motors round America in Transam - for the Spectrum. 50
Kathryn Custance rounds up a pack of Dragons. 53
Sandra Grandison meets Kermit the Frogger for the IBM PC, while Max Phillips goes jogging with his Oric. 54
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