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Issue 29 - September 22nd - 28th 1983
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Micropaedia
Dragon: Part 3
REGULARS
Monitor 2
BBC gets airwave software airborne, page 2; Osborne crash leaves users in the dark, page 3; Cifer puts Unix on its Cluv, page 4; the Law cranks into action against pirates, page 5; Elan due in spring, page 7; and a look at what's in store in semiconductors, page 8.
PCN Charts 10
Lates rise and falls in games and machines.
Random Access 12
Microtan fan wins £10 Star Letter award.
Routine Inquiries 15
Max Phillips answers your May Day calls.
Microwaves 16
Bright ideas from fellow readers.
Gameplay 46
Gridder and Gloopert on the 64, page 46; Oric roundup, page 49; BBC Bomb Alley and Spectrum Splat, page 50; California Gold Rush (64) and General Election (Spectrum), page 52.
Readout 55
We cover the new books.
ProgramCards 58
A dump utility for the BBC B and one to enlarge and move strings for both BBCs; work out your reading age on the Lynx; plus the final hand in Knockout Whist.
Clubnet 68
What machine reigns in Rainham?
Databasics 73
PCN's software selection.
Billboard 81
 
Quit/Dateline 88
 
PCN SPECIALS
HX-20 unravelled 18
Elizabeth Wald presents a machine code program disassembler which allows you to use the 6301 mnemonics.
TI transformations 22
If you have the memory upgrades, your T199/4A can be given the powerful facility to overwrite programs. Stephen Shaw explains.
PCN PRO-TEST: HARDWARE
Portico's Miracle 26
Max Phillips weighs up the hefty Miracle baby and decides that Portico has got something special on its hands.
PCN PRO-TEST: SOFTWARE
Dragon edited 39
Microplot's Editor package is more than just a program editor - it offers WP and DB management too. David Owen tests it in triplicate.
Beeb tool-up 40
Ted Ball opens the Toolkit from Logic Systems - a machine code monitor / debugger for the Model B.
PCN PRO-TEST: PERIPHERALS
Dragon's drives 33
Brian Cadge takes command of Dragon's tardy disk drives.
Light fantastic 35
Richard King grins with idiotic pleasure at the amazing things the Gibson LPS II light-pen can do for his Apple.
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