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Issue 40 - December 8th to 14th 1983
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Micropaedia
Plug-in power: PCN's guide to the peripherals.
REGULARS
PCN Programs 80

New this week: the improved listings pages with free software for the popular micros. This week we feature two games - a strategy game for the Lynx and an old favourite for the Dragon. Program will start and finish in the same issue so you won't have to wait to start the action. Start typing now . . .

Monitor 2
National shortage of Commodore tape units - page 2; Peanuts for monkeys? IBM's intentions examined - page 3; Cyborg disk in a spin - page 4; Windows from Digital Research - page 5; Gavilan doubles its screen - page 6; plus the rest of the news from the past week.
PCN Charts 8
Latest Rise and falls in games and machines.
Random Access 10
 
Routine Inquiries 11
 
Microwaves 18
Bright ideas from fellow-readers.
Readout 58
We cover the new books.
Billboard 90
 
Quit/Datelines 96
 
PCN PRO-TEST:
HARDWARE
Spectrum's foreign cousin 20
John Lettice looks at a much upgraded Sinclair - the Timex from the US. You can buy one but will you be able to use it?
PCN SPECIALS
Newbrain writer 26
Part 3 of Chris Rist's word processing program.
Dragon scramble 31
The concluding code for Darren Eteo's machine arcade game.
PCN PRO-TEST:
SOFTWARE
Musical Model B 63
David Williams tries out a few music programs for the BBC.
Commodore entry Visa 64
Trevor Jones reports on a quality word processor at a modest price - Vizawrite for the Commodore 64.
Educating Sinclair 66
Your Spectrum can be an education. Theodora Wood learns something about games from Heinemann.
PCN PRO-TEST:
PERIPHERALS
Tandy's tiny printer 38
Want a neat little thermal printer at a price that won't break the budget? Check out Bill Davies' report on the Tandy TP-10.
Spectrum stick control 39
Use a joystick with any Spectrum game with Cambridge Computing's programmable offering. Roger Howorth reports.
GAMEPLAY
Starship troopers and Morris Minors for Dragon users. 71
Spectrum players - save the world. 72
Play a mean pinball on your Vic 20. 75
Watery Pursuits on the Atari. 76
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