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Issue 27 - September 8th to 14th 1983
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Dragon: Part 1
Inside the machine, sound and graphics, Dragon Basic.
REGULARS
Monitor 2
Dragon kept afloat by £2.5m bail-out, and rescue bid from Newbrain, page 2; Digital Research homes in on applications, page 3; Aston launches Crystal system, page 4; extended warranty for home users, page 5; and three more pages of the latest news.
Random Access 12
What makes our £10 winner see red? Green, of course!
Microwaves 15
The problems our readers have solved . . .
Routine Inquiries 16
. . . and the ones they couldn't.
Readout 17
A look at the new titles for micro users.
Program Cards 58
Musical keyboard for the 64; Michael Foot portrayed on the Lynx; Asteroid Lander on Dragon.
Clubnet 69
User groups UK-wide.
Databasics 73
Facts and figures on all the micros.
Billboard 81
Pick up a bargain.
Quit 88
 
PCN SPECIALS
Adventures Part 2 20
The plot thickens as John Noad maps out the rooms and puts the characters into your adventure program.
Genie Genes 24
Your wish is the Genie's command as Ken Hook tells you how to take advantage of its operating system.
PCN PRO-TEST: HARDWARE
Look Sharp 26
Sharp's latest personal computer comes complete with a built-in printer / plotter and cassette recorder but Camilla Martin asks: Is it enough?
PCN PRO-TEST: SOFTWARE
BBC with a LISP 40
The language of artificial intelligence makes its debut on the Model B. Ted Ball reports.
Enhanced Apple editor 45
Cliff McKnight on a package that makes editing easier and offers auto line numbering as a useful extra.
PCN PRO-TEST: PERIPHERALS
IBM's better mousetrap 33
If you're an IBM PC user, the mice are all but beating a path to your door. Ian Scales clears the ground for his report next week on two of the rodents.
Sinclair surgery 34
Ever wondered what happens to your ZX81's 1K RAM when you add a memory expansion? KP Taylor tells all - including how to get it back.
GAMEPLAY
All-action Spectrum with Zip-Zap and Zzoom from Imagine. 48
Another box of ZX tricks as Shirley Fawcett loads up her Spectrum. 50
A dog's life on the Commodore 64, courtesy of Hover Bover and Benji - Space Rescue. 54
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