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Issue 31 - October 6th to 12th 1983
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Micropaedia
Programming Part 2
Master the arcane art of controlling your micro
REGULARS
Monitor 2
The PCW show gets the PCN treatment on two full pages, 2 and 3; good and bad news for Coleco's Adam, page 4; Sinclair puts software on cartridges, page 5; and more news and pictures from the last week.
PCN Charts 10
The new bestsellers in both hard and software.
Random Access 13
Your letters with a £10 prize for the best.
Routine Inquiries 14
Got a problem? Get an answer from Max Phillips.
Microwaves 16
Hints and tips from our helpful readers.
Readout 23
The new books.
PCN Binders 44
Keep your collection in order with our dedicated filing system.
ProgramCards 58
Oric music continued, plus useful routines on the Spectrum and Dragon for electronics wizards and crossword puzzlers.
Clubnet 70
User grouos this week. Whatever your machine you'll find fellow enthusiasts here.
Billboard 73
Shopping in the comfort of your armchair at bargain prices.
Databasics 74
Monitors, disk drives, printers . . . all kinds of peripherals at all kinds of prices.
Quit/Dateline 88
Upcoming events around the world.
PCN PRO-TEST:
HARDWARE
Atari rides again 18
With the 400/800 machines looking increasingly ancient and the company incurring massive losses, Atari is pinning much on its new XL series. Max Phillips weighs their chances.
PCN SPECIALS
Sounds like Oric 25
Make the most of the Oric's sound capabilities with the built-in machine code routines. Paul Kaufman does the orchestration.
PCN PRO-TEST:
SOFTWARE
PC filing 31
Can Condor couple the power of a mainframe with the convenience of a micro? Chris Bidmead at the IBM keyboard.
PCN PRO-TEST:
PERIPHERALS
Dear diary 36
Turn your BBC Micro into a personal secretary with the Acacia Electronic Diary and RAM filing system. David Janda records his thoughts.
BBC goes sideways 40
Trevor Jones tests a plug-in module that gives you 12 extra ROM sockets on your Acorn.
GAMEPLAY
Stake your claim on the Spectrum in Greedy Gulch. 48
Sinclair and Commodore go ape. 52
Cuthbert meets Hollywood in new Dragon games. 56
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