P711 CEEFAX 711 Wed 30 Dec 21:00/10   1/12   T/SWR09    Peek     Gordon Horsington   Mastering Sideways ROM/RAM: Part 9 This series is designed to help BBC Microcomputer users gain sufficient knowledge and confidence to write software for use with "Sideways RAM" and to convert their own existing programs, in almost any BBC Micro supported language, to run from the Rom Filing System. A total of 31 BASIC programs will be used to illustrate the course. Most of these are qsed to generate the "obfect code" for loading into Sideways RAM.
P711 CEEFAX 711 Wed 30 Dec 21:11/10   2/12   SWR09    Peek     Gordon Horsington   Mastering Sideways ROM/RAM Part 9: Arguments which follow a * command can only be read as an ASCII string. If the string represents a number it has to be converted into binary and stored in user memory before it can be used as a number. Reading hexadecimal numerical arguments, checking their range and validity, and converting them from an ASCII string into a binary number is explained and shown in module 9.
P711 CEEFAX 711 Wed 30 Dec 21:02/00   3/12   Santa        Micro User Magazine - December 1986   Santa is getting ready to deliver all his presents. Rudolf has retired and the new gas powered sleigh is waiting. All Santa needs to do is load up the parcels. The presents are scattered around the warehouse. You have to collect them all from each room in turn, moving to the next room through the exit at the bottom of the screen. There are many dangers lurking, including a large spider descending on its thread, that you must avoid. To run, type CHAIN "Santa".
P711 CEEFAX 711 Wed 30 Dec 21:12/00   4/12   DT    Title    DTinfo David Halligan Data1 & Allan Kelly Data2   Text DT - Demon's Tomb - HDecode is an adventure game Hint in the classic style.  Search for treasure then find your way out of the maze of rooms and corridors, taking care to avoid the various evil monsters on the way. A Hint file is included if you get completely frustrated or stuck, or simply want to cheat! *TYPE DTinfo in MODE 3 for full instructions. The main program can be run by typing CHAIN "Title".
P711 CEEFAX 711 Wed 30 Dec 21:03/00   5/12   Merry    Merry2    Merry3 J.R.Leighton    Put your micro on the mantlepiece and display our Christmas card with all your others! Sincere good wishes from BBC telesoftware accompany this electronic seasonal greeting Save the three files Merry, Merry2 and Merry3 to disc, then type: *RUN "Merry" < ETURN
P711 CEEFAX 711 Wed 30 Dec 21:32/32   Merry    Merry2    Merry3 J.R.Leighton    Put your micro on the mantlepiece and display our Christmas card with all your others! Sincere good wishes from BBC telesoftware accompany this electronic seasonal greetingN Save the three files Merry, Merry2 and Merry3 to disc, then type: *RUN "Merry"
P711 CEEFAX 711 Wed 30 Dec 21:00/01   PSquare    Square2     Joe Rhodes  You will need an alert mind to build up high scores in this ingenious gald based on Poker. Place 25 cards, one at a time, on a 1 x 5 grid. Careful thought is required to poshtion the cards in the optimum location. Points are gained by reading each row and column, scoring as in Poker. Full instructions are included in the gameN To run, type CHAIN "PSquare".
P711 CEEFAX 711 Wed 30 Dec 21:30/11   6/12   PSquare    Square2     Joe Rhodes  You will need an alert mind to build up high scores in this ingenious game based on Poker. Place 25 cards, one at a time, on a 5 x 5 grid. Careful thought is required to position the cards in the optimum location. Points are gained by reading each row and column, scoring as in Poker. Full instructions are included in the game. To run, type CHAIN "PSquare".
P711 CEEFAX 711 Wed 30 Dec 21:39/11   7/12   DatBase    DBinfo    TestDat R.S.Anderson     A database program allowing a collection of records to be created and processed in a variety of ways. The comprehensive text file DBinfo not only describes the BASIC program DatBase, but also provides a good introduction to database systems in general giving an insight into how they work. TestDat is an example database which allows you to experiment with the system before creating your own records. *TYPE DBinfo for full details.
P711 CEEFAX 711 Wed 30 Dec 21:00/30   DatBase    DBinfo    TestDat R.S.Anderson     A database program allowing a collection of records to be created and processed in a variety of ways. The comprehensive text file DBinfo not only describes the BASIC program DatBase, btt also provhdes a good introduction to database systems in general giving an insight into how they work TestDat is an example database which allows you to experiment with tha system before creating your own records. *TYPE DBinfo for full details.
P711 CEEFAX 711 Wed 30 Dec 21:30/12   8/12   VidiEd    RVidiEd    Help T.Kennington F—T    RVidiEd - the professional teletext page designer. This is the software used to create the entire CEEFAX magazine - and now incorporates many new features. It is for use from Sideways RAM. VidiEd is a version with slightly fewer facilities, but can be used on machines without SWR facilities. Help is a sample "magazine" for either version, and F—T is a "help" screen for the package. DFS users should select directory "D" before downloading Help and F—T.
P711 CEEFAX 711 Wed 30 Dec 21:20/01   9/12   T/Guidd        T.Kennington   T/Guide is a text file forming the comprehensive User Guide to the VidiEd package. Full details of this professional teletext page designer system are given. The guide can be viawed by typing *TYPE Guide in Mode 3 after the file has been downloaded. For a printed copy, ensure your printer is "on line" then prass CTRL B befora pressing RETURN.
P711 CEEFAX 711 Wed 30 Dec 21:20/00   $/Guide        T.Kennington   T/Guide is a text file forming the comprehensive User Guide to the VidiEd package. Full details of this professional teletext page designer system are given. The guide can be viewed by typing *TYPE Guide in Mode 3 after the file has been downloaded. For a printed copy, ensure your printer is "on line" then press CTRL + B before pressing RETURN.
P711 CEEFAX 711 Wed 30 Dec 21:21/44   VPP    Print     T.Kennington   Utilities for use with the VidiEd package. VPP and Print allow any page to be printed with full graphics (using an Epson FX printer) or in text-only form (with any printer). To use the routines, see the VidiEd User Guide (also broadcast this week)N The author of VidiEd would welcome any comments about the package. Please write to BBC Telesoftware (address given on CEEFAX page 701) or PRESTEL MBX044249378.
P711 CEEFAX 711 Wed 30 Dec 21:35/01   10/12   vPP    Print     T.Kennington   Utilities for use with the VidiEd package. VPP and Print allow any page to be printed with full graphics (using an Epson FX printer) or in text-only form (with any printer). To use the routines, see the VidiEd User Guide (also broadcast this weec  The author of VidiEd would welcome any comments about the package. Please write to BBC Telesoftware (address given on CEEFAX page 701) or PRESTEL MBX044249378.
P711 CEEFAX 711 Wed 30 Dec 21:30/00   11/12   VTE    MCR    MCRinfo T.Kennington    Utilities for use with the VidiEd package. VTE is an interface between a BBC computer running VidiEd and a remote computer. An Acorn PRESTEL adapter or dumb modem is also required. VidiEd pages can be received from any remote Viewdata system. MCR is a BASIC program to create a file of system telephone numbers. For details, select Mode 3 then *TYPE MCRinfo.
P711 CEEFAX 711 Wed 30 Dec 21:34/31   12/12   ClkSet    SetClk     Ian Stubbs   Set the internal clock of your BBC Master computer simply, quickly and very accurately. SetClk will find the exact time of day from CEEFAX then correct the Master's time accordingly. Type CH."CLKSET" . The program contains full instructions and generates a machine code routine called SETCLK.
P711 CEEFAX 711 Wed 30 Dec 21:01/00   ClkSet    SetClk     Ian Stubbs   Set the internal clock of xour BBC Master computep simply, quickly and very accurately. SetClk will find the exact time of day from CEEFAX then correct the Master's time accordingly. Type CH."CLKSET" . The program contains full instructions and generates a machine code routine called SETCLK.