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Issue 36 - November 10th to 16th 1983
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Micropaedia
Design, debugging and program structure in our teach yourself programming course
REGULARS
Monitor 2
Counting down prices to Christmas - page 2; Sinclair prepares for ZX83 - page 3; Osborne UK stages a rally - page 4; Mobile Eagle on course for UK - page 5; Micro maintenance in the doldrums - page 6; and San Francisco shows off its software - page 9.
PCN Charts 10
 
Random Access 13
Your opinions on the micro industry - and we pay for the best.
Routine Inquiries 14
Answers this week show how to expand a Vic, understand Oric attributes, and get print from your Spectrum.
Microwaves 17
Your hints and tips for the Oric, Lynx, BBC, Vic 20 and 64.
ProgramCards 56
Free listings with full explanatory notes for the Spectrum and BBC Model B.
Readout 66
The new books cover Apple databases, two titles for Commodore owners and a guide to buying micros.
Back Issues 71
Complete your collection of PCN.
Databasics 73
Your guide to software - for business and pleasure.
Billboard 81
Pick up a computing bargain in our buy-and-sell page.
Quit 88
More idiocies from our beloved industry.
PCN PRO-TEST:
HARDWARE
Eye of the Tiger 18
Susan Curran tangles with the big cat and discovers a communicating, graphically excellent machine for the business executive.
PCN SPECIALS
Newbrain sounds off 26
Following its recovery from the brink of disaster, give your Newbrain some sound facilities and sound a note of triumph. Theo Kampermann shows you how.
BBC calling 28
In the second part of his guide to BBC *FX calls, Paul Giblett looks at sound controls and the function keys.
PCN PRO-TEST:
SOFTWARE
ZX81 goes Forth 31
Ted Ball looks at a plug-in ROM which could give your trusty old '81 a complete personality change.
Oric exposed 32
Take a look at the inner workings of your micro with the aid of a monitor package. David Janda lifts the lid.
Spectrum shapes up 37
Mike Gerrard on how your Sinclair can help keep you healthy with a bundle of medicinal packages.
PCN PRO-TEST:
PERIPHERALS
Apple core 40
Brendan Lewis plugs into U-COM 2, an Apple-compatible board that gives you the heart of a system.
GAMEPLAY
Commodore opens fire with shoot-outs on Vic and 64. 47
The Spectrum software avalanche continues. 52
Arcade action and adventures in one Dragon game. 54
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