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Issue 91 - December 15th 1984
COVER STORY
Enter ENTREPO 26
If patience is a virtue, Commodore owners become more virtuous every time the load a program. The Entrepo Quick Data Drive, with its tape wafers, aims to fill the gap between tape and disk - we put it through some time trials.
Software Buyer's Guide 33
Now it can be told . . . The full unexpurgated story of the top games for top micros with some for every taste.
OUTPUT
SPECTRUM bubbles 12
The bubble sort technique is as old as data processing. Here's a handy machine code version for Basic programmers.
COMMODORE hard copy 17
Turn the user port on your 64 into a Centronics interface with our series of assembler utilities.
PERIPHERALS
Mega-SPECTRUM 30
Four megabytes on the Spectrum? And multi-tasking? It isn't pie in the sky but you'll need a soldering iron for the XK Expansion system.
HARDWARE
DATA GENERAL numero uno 42
The mini-maker pulls out all the stops to put its One portable in a class of its own.
SOFTWARE
QL cult 63
Metacomco has released an implementation of the cult language BCPL for the QL, and it gets the QLUB's seal of approval.
REGULARS
Monitor 1
Enterprise arrives at last, this page; PCN talks to Mr MSX, Kay Nishi, page 2; Sharp prepares MZ800, page 3; Tramiel runs the flag up - millions salute, page 4; and Home Front, page 5.
PCN Charts 5
Another week on the switch-back for the games and micros at the top.
Random Access 7
Get letters before your name in our weekly epistle page.
Routine Enquiries 9
Wit, wisdom, and answers to questions for the baffled.
Microwaves 10
Gotta micro wrinkle? Share it here.
Dungeon 23
Our regular adventure trail opens the gates of Eden.
Racing Start 49
A second chance to set yourself up for a trip to London and a duel with ace driver James Hunt.
Gameplay 53
Reviews of the latest games for Spectrum, BBC, Commodore 64 and Amstrad.
Readout 64
Book your seat for a quiet read.
Billboard 70
Two pages of classified ads in our bargain basement.
Quit/Datelines 72
The last round-up, plus our guide to coming events.
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