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1.1 October 1987
1.2 November 1987
1.3 December 1987
1.4 January 1988
1.5 February 1988
1.6 March 1988
1.7 April 1988
1.8 May 1988
1.9 June 1988
1.10 July 1988
1.11 August 1988
1.12 September 1988

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News: ARC A440 Series
Available soon
 
News: Programmers Reference Manual
Available soon in 2 parts
 
News: PC Emulator Prices Up
MS-DOS emulator price increase to 99
 
News: 5.25" Disk Interface
Watford Electronics to introduce a
buffered interface
 
News: Scottish User Group
Two groups interested in the ARC
 
News: 1.2 OS
Going out at the end of December?
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News: PC Podule Dropped?
Hardware for IBM PC MS-DOS software to
be dropped with possible reasons
 
News: Raw Deal For Early Buyers
Some ways that early purchasers lost
out by not waiting for later versions
of the ARC
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News: Continuous Processing ROM
Available on disk as an upgrade from
Norwich Computer Services
 
News: Inter Series ROMs
Available from Computer Concepts,
upgrades also available
 
News: ROM Podule
From Computer Concepts
 
News: ImageWriter WordProcessor
From Clares
 
News: APL Interpreter
ISO standard APL for free!
 
News: Acorn Languages, Editor
C, Lisp. Prolog, Pascal, Fortran77,
Kermit. TWIN TextEditor details
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News: TubeLink TextEditor
Alternative to TWIN
 
News: Statistical Software
From Serious Statistical Software
 
News: Context Computing Programs
Bank Manager, Business Utilities,
Typing Tutor, Easy Reader, Madlibs
 
News: Resource BBC Conversion Aids
Software to help convert BBC progs, i.e
'BBCrun' plus Versatile Interface
Podule and DROOM educational game
 
News: Art Package
Arctist from Fairhurst Instruments
 
News: Drawing Package
Diagram from Pineapple Software
 
Info: Daft Error Messages
Some of Acorn's finest!
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Hint: RAM Upgrades
DIY upgrades to 1 Meg of RAM
 
Hint: Adding A Second Disk Drive
DIY second 3.5" disk drive
 
Hint: Anti-Buzz Fix
Details from Acorn on the modifications
required to cure the buzz (addition of
capacitor to IC68)
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Hint: Problems With Monitors
Lack of contrast, greenish tinge on
white areas (MultiSync monitors). Fix
detailed
 
Hint: Using ARC on Econet
Problems with connecting an ARC, bugs,
Level 3 server - net utilities
 
Hint: Control Key Abbreviations
Using  and others. Changing
screen mode, colours in ARTHUR and
VIEW. Issuing VDU codes by key presses
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Hint: Special Effects in VIEW
Using control key sequences and *ECHO
for mode and colour changes.
 
Hint: Special Effects in VIEW
Use of Pageup and Pagedown keys.
 
Hint: Function Keys In VIEW
Redefining the keys. Using f10-f12.
 
Hint: *RMTIDY Bug
Only on 0.2 OS
 
Hint: Undocumented Screen Modes
Mode 21,22,23 for ARC A440 and
MultiSync monitors
 
Hint: Delete On Keypad
How to get a delete key in the numeric
keypad area
 
Hint: Function Key Definitions
How to show definitions. Position of
F key 13.
 
Hint: Diary And Notepad
How to load and save diaries and
notepads from within the desktop
program. Multiple diaries/notepads
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Hint: SYSTEMDEVS Module
What it does and why it is useful. LPT:/
KEYBD:/PRINTER:/VDU:/RAWVDU:
Redirecting program output
 
Hint: ROMs That Work Under The Emulator
Comal,Prolog,Logo,Lisp,BBCSoft's
monitor ROM,Inter-Chart. Pokes/Fixes
for VIEW,VIEWSHEET and VIEWSTORE
 
Info: New Zealand User Group
Details of the group
 
Hint: BasicEd On 0.2 OS
How to load it
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Hint: No Room In RMA Error
Problems with loading a module whilst
BASIC is active
 
Hint: BASIC V Tips
Tips on the LISTO and CASE commands.
Testing more than one condition at
once without using nested IFs
 
Hint: Improved Boot File For Wordwise
A better !BOOT file for the Wordwise
Plus disk version. Wordprocessor
 
Hint: The Whale In Zarch
Zarch game
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Info: Fans And The 300 Series
Does it need one?
 
Info: 300 Series And More Than 1 Meg
Can 300 series machines be expanded
beyond 1 Meg. Can 400 series have more
than 4 Meg
 
Info: Using The Input/Output Podule
How to do it legally. OSBYTE 150 and
151
 
Info: 300 Series And Podules
Can more than two podules be fitted?
 
Info: Hard Disks And The 400 Series
Corrections to previous info
 
Info: Hard Disks And The 300 Series
Podule slots used by the hard disk
 
Info: IBM PC MS-DOS Podule
Availability
 
Info: Third Party Hard Disks
Can they be used?
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Info: Archive Technical Help Service
Details of the THS available to Archive
subscribers from Norwich Computer
Services
 
Info: Desktop Diary
How to put in notes for other than the
current year
 
Info: Control Key Sequences
Explanations of the syntax used
 
Info: Assembler Problems
Bugs using EQUS FNname(params)? Program
crashes-memory exception error
 
Info: *RUNing ARM Code
Problems assembling ARM code from
within BASIC. Error message about links
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Info: How Fast Is The ARC
Speed trials. Ackerman function in ARM
code
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Program: Colour Blender
Mouse driven colour blender. Mix a set
of 6 colours from the 4096 available.
Any mode
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Review: File Transfer Kit
Move files from a BBC to the ARC.
Brainsoft software and RS432 lead
 
Info: Comments On Archive Magazine
Feedback from editor of Mac User UK
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Info: Using The Wimp Manager 2
Tutorial on the AWM part 2. WIMP poll
routine. Get_Window_Info,Get_Window
_State,Set_Extent routines
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Info: RS432 Serial Port
How to connect modems and serial
printers. Pinouts, notes on problems.
From Acorn technical notes. Comms
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Info: Screendump
More info on the self contained BASIC
4.5" x 3.5" screendump function.
Explanations and some problems. Using
EVAL and libraries
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Review: Minotaur Game
From Minverva Systems
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Info: Using The Sound System
Commands available, SWI calls, Sound
Channel Handler, Sound Event Scheduler
Facilities ARC provides for music
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Info: Sideways Scrolling With VDU23
A program to demonstrate sideways
scrolling with the VDU23,7 command.
Scroll 4 windows in different directions
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Info: Beginners Guide To The ADFS
A tutorial for new users. *FORMAT-*COPY
*BACKUP-*CDIR. Planning directories.
Accessing files. *NAMEDISK
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Hint: Catalogue Of A Disk Not Mounted
How to do it. Bugs with 5.25" drive.
Drive Empty error.
 
Hint: Catalogue Of Other Directories
Seeing what in directories other than
the currently selected one
 
Hint: 'Not Enough Space' Error
When using *COPY
 
Hint: Starting BASIC Progs From Desktop
Specifying the language a file will run
under
 
Hint: *WIPE In 0.3 OS
Changes to make *WIPE safer
 
Hint: Using *SETTYPE
Giving files a different identity. List
of valid types. File transfers.
Chaining programs written in different
languages.
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Hint: *NAMEDISK
Uses for with multiple drives
 
Hint: More About *MOUNT
Using *CONFIGURE NODIR to ensure new
disks are mounted
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Program: SWI Lister
Utility to display string names for SWI
calls currently installed.