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Issue 43 : February 1986

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Hints and Tips - Martin Phillips
How to make on screen colour combinations legible.
First Byte - Tessie Revivis
Faster, faster - Tessie shows the many simple ways of speeding up your micro.
NEW BBC MICRO - Exclusive
The Master, Acorn's new BBC Micro, is launched this month. Internal second processors giving 16 and 32 bit computing are a major feature.
Into the Shadow RAM - Joe Telford
Joe explains what shadow RAM is and puts forward his ideas on how to use this extra memory and the facilities offered by the B+ and B+128.
Shrinking Screens - Robert O'Leary
This technique has been used in several recent games and Robert shows you how to save precious memory by shrinking the area of the screen used for graphics.
Extending BASIC
BBC Basic offers a wide and versatile range of commands and functions but there comes a time when every programmer needs more, and Michael Ginns has found a way to incorporate them into the language.
DA DOO ROM ROM - Steve Picton
Steve describes how to write very long machine code programs for use in sideways RAM with all the advantages of speed and none of the bother of EPROMs.
Cheat at Elite - Paul Springate and Paul Skirrow
This Elite commander editor allows you to do well at Acornsoft's best selling game without having to gather credits. The two Pauls are your fellow conspirators.
Business News
All the latest for users of Acorn computers in business, plus half price Mallard Basic offer.
Onto the DATA - Roger Carus
Roger concludes his advice on how to set up a business system.
CP/M Corner - Edward Brown
A bumper crop of tips for CP/M users.
Education News - Nick Evans
What's new in the world of micros in the classroom.
Dabbling with Databases - Chris Drage and Nick Evans
Chris and Nick describe the value of databases for schools.
Games Review
Ultimates's Alien 8; The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole from Level 9 and Phantom Combat from Doctorsoft; Citadel from Superior; Atic Atac by Ultimate and Micro Power's Gauntlet.
Software and book reviews
Speech, Microelectronics A to Z; Within the BBC Microcomputer; The BBC Microcomputer in Control.
Book reviews
Guide to the BBC ROM; Winning at the Races; two 'Byte Brothers' book and puzzle books for your micros.
UMI Musical Interface - Peter Wood and Chris Cross (Of Ultravox)
Peter and Chris recommend this inexpensive music system.
Book reviews
Wordwise Plus; a Users Guide; Advancing with the Electron; BBC Micro: Music Masterclass.
Joystick Jargon - Chris Drage
Chris's guide to the how, what, why and which of joysticks.
Disc Drive Update - Bruce Smith
Don't upgrade to disc until you've read Bruce's latest report from the front.
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