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Issue 28 - September 15th to 21st 1983
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Dragon: Part 2
Sound, business software, Machine code - plus Droid Wars. Take charge of your Dragon!
REGULARS
Monitor 2
Sinclair blunders on Spectrum fix, page 2; Tandy Model 100 hit by loss of memory, page 3; Pied Paper enters the rat race, page 4; Coleco answers Adam rumours, page 5; Lifeboat homes in on IBM PC, page 9; and the rest of the week's news.
PCN Charts 10
What's the tops among micros and games cassettes?
Random Access 13
Your views on this, that . . . and the other.
Routine Inquiries 14
The micro problems our readers couldn't solve.
Readout 15
Which volumes are bound for your bookshelf?
Microwaves 17
Bright ideas to brush up your programming.
ProgramCards 56
Home Accounts on the Vic 20; Foot Portrait completed on the Lynx; Oric characters redefined before your eyes; and the first two cards in Knockout Whist for the ZX81.
Clubnet 67
Club report and full contacts listing.
Databasics 74
Pick your peripherals - full buyer's guide.
Billboard 80
 
Quit 88
Win £20 with a Laughline!
PCN SPECIALS
Spectrum of sounds 18
With backing from a sound generator, you and your Spectrum can make sweet music together. Trevor Jones conducts.
Adventure Part 3 23
John Noads wraps up his series on programming your own adventures with advice on how to arrange the 'interior decor' of your rooms.
PCN PRO-TEST: HARDWARE
Zenith's Z-100 26
With an 11 Mb Winchester disk and a classy new monitor, the Z-100 is a strong office contender. Bernard Wragge-Morley takes stock of the system.
PCN PRO-TEST: SOFTWARE
Snail trail 33
The Logo turtle turns up on the Spectrum, cut down to size as the Snail. Ted Ball tracks it down.
Atari in 3D 35
Nigel Farrier finds Supergraphics quick on the draw - if you can follow the instructions.
PCN PRO-TEST: PERIPHERALS
Newbrain upgrade 38
New life for the Newbrain? John Braga tests the CP/M disk system, in both starter and expanded form.
IBM mice 40/42
Ian Scales links Logimouse to a bare-bones PC, and tangles with the optically oriented M-1 mouse from Mouse Systems.
GAMEPLAY
Peter Worlock, with loaded Commodore 64 automatic, cracks the case of The Witness. 48
John Fletcher on Falklands patrol in Harrier Attack (Oric), and Mike Gerrard revvs up for Morocco Grand Prix (Dragon). 49
More for the Commodore. Bob Chappell survives a Super Scramble and wrestles with the energetic Stix. 51
Can Mike Gerrard and his Spectrum recover the treasures of Pharaoh's Tomb? 54
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