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ZXAppeal is a monthly newsletter put out by the Vancouver Sinclair Users Group. For more information on the club and ZXAppeal see the backcover In order to 'beat the deadline' material for ZXAppeal may be send directly to the editor 2308 Marine Drive

West Vancouver, B.C.

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Marcio Vieira ‘the Pres.’

can be reached at 984-8893

Next Meeting

Killarny Community Centre . 6260 Killarny st. Vanc.

Feb. 14 7 PM

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Im this issue:

An Editor retires.

The zeeper told you so.

Marcio screens the ZX.

Harvey has terminal 8L.

Bob talks to Portugal.

Ken and Wilf talk and print respectively.

How to store recipes In your home computer. -This one’s easy:

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EDITORS PREAMBLE

First.

Yes you read it right, I am retiring аз editor of ZXAppeal. I have had the job for a year now

and it is time for someone else to carry the torch.

Don't worry, I ап not stopping tomorrow. I will step out gradually and as far as the new editor is concerned, if you need one, І,11 act as your assistant editor until you ‘ге on steam. So.

Volunteers step forward at Feb. 14 meeting please.

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Second.

I don't print other people,s cartoons but since the Vancouver Sun has seen fit to ` yank "Shoe" from the comic pages I feel it is semi OK to do it this once. I got this copy of "Shoe" from one of the ‘other’ newsletters, you 11 be seeing more stuff from the other guys in future 2ХАрреа15.

usually

I had а lot of submissions this time around which is great however I had a hard time fitting

everything into this issue. Because of all this I am going to have to keep my own column short and to the point which is to bad because we had a very interesting meeting last January with lots to report. I also have several announcements to make, so here we go, telegram style where necessary.

As far as announcements аге

concerned. First of all its time for elections again, they are to be held at the March meeting,

everybody is invited to submit nominations or to run themselves.

Second, the robot guys are meeting at Al Wrights office Feb. 3rd from 6.30 to 9.30, if you have a robot or like to get involved in robotics why not drop in, you can reach Al at 681-9531.

The meeting started at 7.18 and we had about 36 members among whom I noticed some new faces.

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Marcio welcomed us one and all to 1986 he told us he will take Karl Brown,s robotics course and he would like some Sinclair company.

There are, apparantly, some very cheap modems to be had, from Zebra among others, this might be

a good time to get yours, a chap by the name of J.Brohman is dying to sell you some of his terminal software to go with your modem.

J.B. also mentioned that you should get Wilf Rigter,s Hires Combo pack while the getting is

good, (available from D.Ross). It seems that he (J.B.) has the marketing rights, at least for the states, sown up. Also from John you can get a mouse for the ZX81 and CP/M for the 2068. x +

Наггу Slot. has been busy advertising our group in the Buy and Sell and also via the community services of CKWX апа

CKNW. Way to go H. Harry also set us straight on how

to handle I.C,s maybe he can do up a piece for 2ХАрреа1 on the subject. Ме where also told that the Candle B/W Monitor/T.V., mentioned by Marcio in his column, was seen at the Richmond

Lumberland for $79.00.

ongoing JIL datasette story ..опдоіп4. Ken Kenny is customers who might getting one of you are

The is still.. looking for be interested іп these machines. If interested contact Ken.

been sort of promised а report for the next Breathlessly waiting

I have treasurers newsletter. I am.

our new club Mclean, to get everybody is bring some good software to the

The name of librarian is him started requested to public domain next meeting.

Ian

Paul ( The Editor) Ruiterman.

THE ZEEPER SPERKS....

Greetings you deluded faithful,

I hope your few remaining functional brain celis are well, I tnink I have found the answer to your sad affliction. What eise would you call а mental iliness that causes normally Sane individuals to purchase computers from a man who is obsessec with re-inventing the tricycle (more on that later)? During my recent trio abroad i discovered that England is also the originator of "The Hitchixer’s Guide to the Galaxy” as well as "Monty Python's Flying Circus".

What has this to do with computing? An analysis of the Improbability Ecuation will reveal that both of these institutions actually exist in British society. It appears that Sir Clive Sinciair was the improbabie result of the Heart of Sold beinc rear-enced by a tricycie ridden by John Cieese while under the influence of aiconol. Neediess to say, Zaphod Beetlebrox was extremely uoset over having his aüsciute favorite spaceship damaged by а drunken third cousin of Arthur Dent. Just as he was about to unieash a barrage of Beteltuese invectives acainst dotn Cleese and the suddeniy materializec Sir Clive, Marvin advised of an impending Vogon attacx and the amourous desires of Trillium,

True to form Zaphoc assigned the fate of Sir Clive and the Vogons to Marvin and lept through hyper-space with Trillium at the controls and Arthur Dent pondering the number 42 anc the best way to deal with teleshore sanitizers.

On Earth Marvin began to teil the Vogons all the reasons һе was unhappy and offerec to Jump into the Thames for the amusement of фе slowly gathering assembly of the Berkshire Mutual Admiration and Improbability Society, The Vogons having an immense fear of being bored to death immeciately left for a suddenly remembered dinner engagement with Julius Caesar аб Milliway's, іле restaurant at the end of the universe. Cleese continuec on his tricycle content with the knowiecoe that the whoie affair could have been avoided if the two-heacec rude caotain of the heart of Goid had properly Sirnalec his intention to

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This left Marvin in charge of the improbable by-product о? this incident, Bir Ciive Sinciair. Marvin considered this task to be the absolutely most meniai anc demeaning task in the entire known Universe and typical of іле treatment he hac

Come to exoect from Zaoned.

Unbeknownst to anyone excect Marvin, who лай а brain

the size of a galaxy, the coilision had caused a trans-linear non-reversi ng

sub-ether polarized voitace soike in Marvin's EPROS banks. The result being that Marvin feit this uncontrolable urge to clone. After several massive attemots to explain the orocedure and technology recuired to Sir Clive who was only slightly more intelligent than his third cousin Arthur Dent, Marvin finally toid Sir Clive to do the best he could. The imorobabie result of this effort was dubbed Sinclair Research which Marvin felt was tysicaliy а human thing to do. Marvin does ail the work and a human takes the credit no matter how badly they botch the 05. The rest is history. Marvin begat Sinclair Research which begat the ZX 80 which begat the ZX Bi which begat the Soectrus which deqat the tricycle which berat the ENEMA (oops, that’s ENIGMA).

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І TOLD YOU 50 DEPARTMENT

The Zeeser warned about what would happen if the ZX 8: were connected to an automobile. i nave right леге in my hano the first advertisement for the C 5 in the U.S. It ciaims to cruise at uo to 15 mon. If you weigh 98 pounds going down hiil with a strong wind behind you. It cives one whole hour's charge after being charged all night. The ad Claims it is simolicity itself to operate. I guess that is because you have to ve simple to buy one. It claims to be an exhilarating open-air vehicie whicn means you get wet іп the rain and you are a real easy target for pigeons, seagulls, anc giant condors. it comes with а custom sicrochis wich monitors the actor and battery. The son of Ferranti. It comes with auxiliary pedals. Definitely required илеп attesoting to roll over wads of chewing gua on the sidewaix, it has oneumatic tires which means they can't 3e reciaced anywhere in North America. You will also get two free matching mirrors courtesy Мах Factor and turn Signals wich are recycled 5 ard 8 keys from old Spectrums plus two LEDs, The steering bar is ergonomically designed to be where your hands fall naturaiiy if you are built like a chimoanzee. It can be yours for a mere $535.00 sius $95.90 shiooinn аға handiing,. Гн calling Ralph Nader richt now.

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BET à BETTER SCREEN... МР0 Vieira

If your TU gives you a good screen just enjoy it and leave it alone. Speaking for myself,a couple years back I got tired Of facing à poor Screen...and decided to do some surgery to my TU set. For э change I was in luck. I had a schematic and mu TU Was а 128RC/l2DC model one of those that you can plug into your car's cigarette lighter and watch your favourite dame while you zip along Georgia St.at rush hour. Well an AC/DC model is by design "totally" isolated from the 120 power line by a transformer, The Chassis of mu TU uas not "HOT" as they зач; ап accidental short would МОТ zap me and my set and my computer with the full wrath that 129 Power line. Rctuallg,in my set,the primary оғ the transformer is connected to the Chassis by a 1.2 megchms resistor,high enough not to give anyone anu trouble. IF your TU is not an AC/DC do not get depressed...yet. There is по reason why your TU should be less favoured. Check your TU schematic. Get one if you don't have one. ІҒ one side оҒ the power line is directly connected to the chassis,leave that set alone...or get an isolating transformer. An isolatind transformer 15 an 128/128, (input/output) transformer, The “wattage should be enough to feed your TU,with power to spare. Two, back to back, power supplu transformers, (ex: 120724, 247/120) will also ао. Моы, опе last WARMING. Do not mess around with either the thick wire,that is connected halfway up the back of the picture tube or With the circuits it comes from. There is some 15,800 to 25,888 volts there when the set is operating. Some capacitors are terrible efficient and able to keep electric charges for days... .

What we must do,for a clear picture,is to insert "direct video" (not modulated) at a point between the video detector and the video amplifier (driver). You don't have to know anything about TV's. It is all there, labelled for you in the schematic and in the PC board. In the schematic it Should look,more or less, like Fig.lia!. What we want is to insert the items shown in Ғі9.1%53. The latest TU sets may use only Chips,but you Should be able to recognize the Same point. The next step is to locate the same spot on the PC board.

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Break the circuit at the “x, by scratching With a Small screwdriver,and using 3 twisted wires,for distances less than 3 inches, or a 2 conductor shielded cable smake the connections as shown,to а 2-way Switch and a phono jack. It 15 advisable to pick up your ground around the same Spot. When you have finished doing that,you will have a TY monitor,with a HIGH IMPEDANCE input (the resistor R at the new input іс normally a few thousand Ohms}. Моы,іп the ZX-81, pick up your "direct video"at the video Modulator, From the input wire closest to the edge of the PC board,with “ground picked close by. Right on the modulator box (not the lid) із not à kad Place. Depending on your TU,the video there might not be strong enough. In that Case pick your video as Shown in Fig.3. Be carefull as a short here will damage your CPU. In both cases Just take the video to an audio jack оғ Plug,as you prefer, These modifications have worked very nicelly for me for over 2 years. ТУ Sets with Chips instead of transistors, being so compact are. probably more prone to pick up interference. Extra Care and very short connections are a must in all Cases. If the results are not what you expected you may tru a monitor driver, A monitor driver did not improve the quality my screen, in my case. A monitor driver is necessary if you must drive a normal LOW IMPEDANCE (75 ohmsimonitor,or you Will overload your 2Х-81. Karl Brow gave us a simple circuit in one of our very past newsletters ,Fig.d. It can be put together on а transistor socket,glued to the modulator box with epoxi or as shown in Fig.5. With it, I сап тош drive,not Only my old modified TU but also my new TU With а regular 75 ohms monitor input (CANDLE JBTU 1371/%24.95 at COSTCO}. 6000 LUCK to YOU....

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. j | INCRERSE TOR PENCE saa Marcio КЕП 3 7 25 S/ow | iind / j М) Тһе ansewnr to some inquires I received

т (аес/85 issue! iss. YES, all pins the gK Ы Static Chip HhB254 will fit the 28 2 planned by SINCLAIR, with exception of pins 2 and 23. These are to be left out the

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1 CLEAR 29999: BORDER 0: INK 7: PAPER 0: BRIGHT 1: CLS 10 FOR £20 ТО 113: READ а: POKE (30000*f$),a: NEXT f 20 FOR #=0 TO 77: READ a: POKE (31000*f),a: NEXT f 25 PRINT AT 0,05" PLAY MUSIC INTO THE EAR PHONE *; AT 1,53°AS IF YOU ARE LOA DING": PRINT АТ 21,0; FLASH 15° PRESS ANY KEY *: PAUSE 0: CLS

27 RANDOMIZE USR 31000 30 DATA 33, 15,88, 6,11, 197,84,93, 19,6, 16, 205, 106, 117, 203, 1971, 203, 157, 203, 16/7, 20

3,175 40 DATA 119, 18,43, 19, 16, 239, 62, 48, 35, 61, 32, 252, 193, 16,224, 1, 96, 1,33, 0,88, 17 SO-DATA 191,90, 126,18, 27,35, 11,120,177, 254,0,32, 245, 201, 14, 0, 219,254,203,119,4

0,4 60 DATA 203,1953,24,2,2053,129,219,254,2053,119,40,4,205,201,24,2,203,1537,219,254

203,119 70 DATA 40,4,203,209,24,2,203,145,219,254,203,119,40,4,203,119,40,4,203,241,24

»2,203,119,121,201 80 DATA 0,127,127,127,127,127,127,0,17, 88,255,33,24,121,1,8,0,237,176,62,2,203 90 DATA 1,22,52,1,237,163,33,255,87,17,0,88,1, 191,2,62,0,119,1,192,2,62 100 DATA 144,215, 11,120,177, 194,67,121,1,9,0, 118, 11, 120,177,194,79,121,58,8,92,

254 110 DATA 32, 202, 100,121, 205, 48, 117, 195,76, 121,201, 201

200 STOP : SAVE “light show" 210 VERIFY **

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PLAYING WITH ELECTRICITY. [8 Х%11 - { Harvey Taylor ) THE SERIAL PROBLEM - A CONTINUING SAGA

There is a problem with the serial ports on the Qh. Sinclair calls them full, bidirectional RS-232 interfaces % one would hope that meant everything it is supposed to, but. Sinclair cheapness has struck a low blow. Instead of doing the proper thing and using a full Uart, Sinclair uses the 8049 Intelligent Peripheral Controller (IPC) for input and part of a custom Undifferentiated Logic Array (UIA) for output. The problem arises from the fact that the 8049 has a lot to do & cannot watch the input line all the time. It is liable to miss characters. To get around this Sinclair has implemented the DTR pin; when the 8049 is busy it pulls DTR low. Any hardware wishing to talk ta the QL has to monitor DTR. Most modems are not set. up to do this. Congequentily шош modems show a lot of errors. A further problem arises from the fact that, while parity and baud rate are under program control, the number of stop bits is not. The QL always uses 2 stop bits. Most North American BBS’s use 1 stop bit. These factors make it difficult to set up any of the simpler kinds of modems, such as Steve Ciarcia's TMS99532 based project.

My reason for writing this article is to search out any solutions other people һауе tried іп trying to circumvent tbese limitations. If you have got a modem working with a QL with any degree of success, please drop me a line.

This is а brief description of what I have tried myself. My first attempt was to simply to “stick an ultra simple TMS99532 modem on the serial ports. This resulted in such a high level of errors in reception and transmission that I was unable to log onto any local BBS. (Sigh)

My second attempt was to design a slightly more complicated modem incorporating (2) two Uarts. One Uart was set to 2 stop bits and 399 baud like the QL, the other set to the parameters of whatever BBS I was communicating with. Once data was available on one Uart, the data available pin would go high, which triggered а one shot to strobe the write pin on the other Uart as well as clearing the Data available flip flop on the first. The result. of this project was scarcely better than the first. I was still unable to log onto any BBS.

Mx third attempt was to utilize the DTR line as well as the Data Available pin on the second Uart to strobe the Data into the first Uart which ran at 9600 baud. The effect of this is to use the second Uart as а one byte buffer. Surprisingly this shortcut method works to а degree. Now however the original board is so hacked up that I will have to build another. Му present board has а problem with its power supply & I want to try direct connect. This may be all wbich is keeping me from BBS land. As the present device is it is too unreliable to implement Xmodem.

It would seem that the next level would be to design a smart buffered modem which is capable of monitoring the DTR line on the QL. Tbis will involve an extensive project with a dedicated controller chip like а 28 ог suchlike. I have not yet started work on this sort of a device. Coincidentally the two QL modems for sale in Britain incorporate а form of buffering between the modem and tho QL. |

Let me repeat my plea. If you have found another way around this conundrum, drop me a line , please! { H. Taylor/ QL Conundrums/ 726 West 17th/ Vancouver, BC/ Canada V5Z 1T9 )

The circuit diagram is the latest semi- buffered design described above & the code is tbe simple terminal I have been using. con

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GOOD ‘MODEM’ DEAL 551

2058 Modem Cards

This іс a great deal for those interested in obtaining a Modem ror their computer at ap- proximately 1/4 the usual price.

These are the Timex 2058 Cards with Interface connector & Phone Line Cord at 0.5.%25.92. ALL you have to supply is the эч Power supply, a case from Radio Shack and the MTERM-II software Which can be obtained almost any uhere. Each of these units is tasted before shipment & include She instructions on how to put it ail together. This company ai 50 include а i8 day exchange po- Licy on these units. This unit can aiso be used on the Т/5 18982 & Т/5 1588 using the МІМІ-х MO- DEM softuare.

If gou are interested in adding one of these units to your computer set-up then write and ask for more inrormation to:

Dave Clifford,

12912 Haildale Ave., Gardena, CA 2924 U.S.A.

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PORTUGAL CALLING әзегезвзазззззвавев bg Б. Lussier

МЕЧЕН CALLING. ]

On December 27, 1885 at ap- Proximatelg 7:15 A.M. I received an Overseas phone-call from the Portugal (TIMEx: Corporation on the idea of our group obtaining Some of the TC 2863 and Timex

Disk-Drive units.

going on. To be continued -

The ƏL Sectian

by R. Lussier

For anyone interested іп Obtaining a ƏL Hust ick Rdap- ter at £5.58 + Post may do so from:

Eidersoft, The Of fice, Hall Farm,

England

A Listing of OL software сап be Obtained from:

UD Software, Hilltop,

St. Mary, Jersey, England

A 188% т/с arcade action game called the "BLOBZ" for a OL 8 £5.00 inc Post from:

Smiling Software,

26 Dale Road,

Marple,

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During the conversation the Prices were quoted as (1: TC 2853 at U.5.3135 (2) Timex Disk-Drive at U.5. $159

These quotations are stated

for a minimum amount of 20 units Of each product. I will write the above again and get everu- thing in black & White, just to be sure there шас no misleading Statements oan the part of TIMEX Portugal. When I get an answer I Will Let you aii know what is

QL Graphics Toolkit

bg R. Lussier

The techniques of this neu toolkit are similar to those use by Walt Disney to create the neu movie '"TRON", You Can experiment with Ргасіга! 5. This is the re-. Plication of natural shapes to form Landscapes, rock formations and buildings.

This is the system used to make the program "Landscape Cre- ator". This Listing was done by a professionai programming team and took tuo months to complete.

If you have a OL and would be interested in a photocopy orf the Listing for this program, then write me or phone me at the following: PHONE-522-7015 and the address is: 7937 Elwell St., Burnaby, B.C. USE 1M3. I will get a photocopy of this program to you. Good computing!

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BRITISH SOFTHARE PUBLISHERS

by R. Lussier

LERM, 12 Brunswick Gardens ,Согьу Northamptonshire, England

Level Nine, 223 Hugenden Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP13 SPG, Engiand (adventures:

Macmillan Software, 4 Little Es- sex Street, London WC2R 3LF, ENG (educational & Astronomy prog.!

Mastervision, Park Lorne, 111 Park Road, London NUS 7HL, Eng. (budget software, all kinds)

OCP, 77a Packhorse Rd.,Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire 519 аро, Eng. (Utilities: rated highiy

Rose Software, 148 Widney Lane, Solihull, у. Midlands, England (educationaij

SD Microsystems, PO Box 24. Hit- chin, Hertfordshire 564 ORE, Eng 011111125)

Software Farm, зга Floor, 16 (ZX81, TS1808.;TS515008 software)

PSION, 2 Huntsworth Meus, Glou- cester Place, London NU1, Eng. (various software)

| SPECTRUM SOFTURRE REVIEW

by R. Lussier

MACADAM BUMPER TU Cite ыға. his program іс а PINBALL

CONSTRUCTION kit. It comes with a Sample game with three pairs Of Flippers. You сап construct your own tables Using all tradi- tional parts such as bumpers, & Flippers, Floats and even with the inclusion of TILT.

There are two construction modes. The first alters the now existing tabte and the second will allow you to start from а blank table and design one com- pletely of your oun design. This is Like having a neu game each time. This does save you from getting bored оѓ the game.

Uhen entering the design phase the Left side of the dis- Play shows each type of сотро- · nent together with a Letter. Ts position а piece оп the table, Just move the Cursor to the de- Siréed. location and press the ap- propriate letter. You Can then Save this tabie to tape.

This game will play up to 4 Players and each game uses five balls per ріау. Comparing this program with the other Pinball Game “PINBALL WIZARD”, I find it more addictive and much more fun as you сап have a different game each time. You design, save the neu table and toad а new table into the game whenever you wish.

GRAPHICS: 98% MONEY VALUE: 92% ADDICT IVENESS : 95x

OVERALL: 89% PRICE: £7.00 inc. Postage

Bxailabie from:

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NEU: 2963 BOOK by Я. Lussi

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This is a 5004 music pra- grams book with 139 spiral-bound Pages. These programs are also available on tape. Altogether 5 tapes are available each with 38 songs.

Some songs use the BEEP and Some use the SOUND commands. n few of the Songs include: Love Me Tender, O Satie Mio, Blue Da- пиһе, Saints Go Marching іп, and 26 others.

The book i5 in 3 parts. The First 2 contain the BEEP command and the third contains the SOUND command. A speciali feature for Guitar accompaniment is that the Chords are displayed on Screen.

Another feature are Music Boxes in шһісһ gou enter the one Program and enter the DATA From each program. You then select a song of your choice. This saves а lot of typing. я very good and unique idea.

The price of the book is at .%15.282 inciuding shipping, 4 avaiiabie from the Е. Arthur Brown Со., 3424 Pawnee Drive, Alexandria, MN 56308.

There are 5 Tapes of 30 pro grams each and are priced at $12 each from Electret Scientific, PO Box 4132, Star City, UU 25525 Book Rating: 85.

UNUSUAL SPECTRUM PROGRAMS

by R. Lussier

WITCHCRAFT REVEALED

This program Lets you per- form many different rituals and spells coiiected from authentic witches and Wartocks. Some spell include:Binding Sex Spell, Love Spell, Spell for Extremely Good Luck, and Hstrai Projection,etc. There are aver 25 spells in this Program. ІР interested it is nou available at £5.50 inc. Post. High Voltage, 15 Bridge Road, Park Gate, Hants 503 7AE, Ens.

RSTROLOGY

This program is used to cai- culate a Horoscope. This Package includes a simpie program, the introductory booklet, and 2 self teaching Programs on hou to in- terpret the horoscope. This pro- gram is £13.99 inc. Post. A¥ai- table from: ASTROCALC, 67 Peas- croft Road, Hemel Hempstead,

for Beginners

Herts HPS SER, England. MAGIC | This package includes а book- tet showing the history of MAGIC With some tricks, and the 50Ғ:%- ware you need is Produce a show. If interested in the ргас- tical side ої Magic you wiil en- joy this program. Price:£18.20- Post. Macmitian Software, 4 Lit- tle Essex St., London чан зы, England

CRLLING-Adv nturers bu R. Lussier

There are members that are ا‎ r in starting a пен arm of group-bazicaliigy the а а обе group.

Anyone interested in Adven ture games Such as the HOBBIT, Lords of Midnight, etc. & Like to get together to participate with and against each other on the games inciudina possibiy on building Maps of these games, please get in touch with: - Bill Rutter @ 434-8357 or 5351 Rumble яте. + Burnabu, B.C.

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Doug Jeffery, Larch Rd., RREI., Telka, B.C.

VOJ 2x2

Crossword Compiler

This program Lets you design your own Crosswords and Save to tape or Printer. You can dezign any size grid up to 16 squares. and also enter and delete black Squares. You can also redesign Old crosswords. The price is at £5.50 inc. Post. Byron Softwgre, 57 Rangoon Road, Solihull, West Midlands Bag S55, England.

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This program is for prepara- tion of tenders. It has mang fa- cilities inciuding extract compo nents, adjust, preparation of measurements, etc. The price is: SAE for details. A. MacDonald,

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* set print size of info screen

* timeout

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TIMEOUT SERIAL CHAN ID

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