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Issue 37 - November 17th to 23rd 1983
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Micropaedia
Design, debugging and program structure in our teach yourself programming course
REGULARS
Monitor 2
Advance moves in on IBM territory - page 2; Ten green bottles: the shakeout - page 3; Marriage guidance from Acorn - page 4; Applefest report - page 5; Pertec extends multiuser base - page 6; Fujitsu comes in from the cold - page 7.
PCN Charts 10
Which game comes straight in at Number 1? Find out here.
Random Access 12
The assault on micro shops continues in your letters.
Routine Inquiries 14
Three questions answered for 64 owners; machine code and interfacing on the Spectrum; and the finer points of Oric Basic.
Microwaves 16
Hints and tips for the Lynx, Newbrain, 64 and users of ZX printers.
ProgramCards 56
BBC and Spectrum owners can complete their games, there's a new one for the Oric, and a free machine code monitor for the Commodore 64.
Clubnet 72
Our complete nationwide directory of clubs and user groups.
Billboard 82
 
Quit/Datelines 88
Cash for grabs if you make us laugh.
PCN PRO-TEST:
HARDWARE
Ripe Apricots 18
Igor Thomas peels ACT's good looking sibling of the successful Sirius but asks: Does performance match appearance?
PCN SPECIALS
Micros in flight 26
Flight simulators have become one of the most popular types of computer pastime. John Lettice goes for a spin in BBCs, Spectrums and Dragons.
Spectrum facelift 31
Make the most of user-defined graphics and give your micro a complete new character set with Andrew Stanton's routines.
PCN PRO-TEST:
SOFTWARE
Paint your Atari 32
Cubist, abstract, impressionist - the world of art is yours with Atari's new software package. Bob Chappell picks up brush and palette.
BBC Toolbox 37
Garry Marsh sorts through a handy collection of programmer's aids for Acorn users.
PCN PRO-TEST:
PERIPHERALS
VCS to computer 38
Can a simple add-on turn your video games machine into a full-fledged micro? Ian Scales checks out Spectravideo's claims for its new add-on.
Spectrum speaking 40
Speech synthesis is commonplace now, but how about getting your computer to listen to you talk. John Lettice finds a product called Big Ears has possibilities.
GAMEPLAY
World domination and multiple adventures for Dragon owners. 47
Into the depths of the maze with your Vic 20. 48
64 owners meet the scourges of the spaceways. 51
From Greek myth to pest control on the Spectrum. 53
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