Happy, Happy Birthday 80
||The editors look at three years of 80 Micro.
||A Look Back
||Remembrance of things past and ruminations on things to come.
Know Your System
||Bill Barden, Jr
||Bored by Basic, but unsure about taking the plunge to Assembly language? Bill Barden may give you just the encourangement you need.
||Word Processing Guide
||Word processors ease the task of producing letters and manuscripts, but you must find one that fits your system and your needs.
||The Data Base Explained
||Introduction to data bases-everything you need to know explained in plain English.
||Insure Your Computer
||Remember to purchase insurance for your computer. You’ll need it when lightning strikes!
||Disk Mysteries Revealed
||Michael F Morra
||Debating on whether toupgrade to a disk system or keep your faithful cassette player? If you have any doubts, read this article.
||Richard E Esposito
||Now you can understand the language of your Model I, III or Color Computer. It’s simple.
||Nine Programming Tricks
||David D Busch
||Try these shortcuts for faster Basic programming-easier backups, macro commands, renumbering, cross-referencing, and block moves.
||The Sum of Its Parts
||Acquiring proficiency at writing a Basic program requires first thinking through the program and then outlining the needed steps.
||This method is usually used by mainframes to solve complex problems. Dr. Clapp gives a simple demonstration so you can use it, too.
||Model III Relative Files
||The drawbacks of direct access files can be overcome by using relative files accessed by the scatter technique.
||Towards Better Programming
||John T Blair
||Improve your programming technique by applying these straightforward methods-Program Development Languag eand the scientific Method.
||Who says cassette users can’t have some of the features of disk operating sytems? It certainly isn’t Tom Quindry or 80 Micro.
||Charles C Williams
||Forecast the landfall coordinates of an oncoming tropical storm or hurricane to see how much danger the storm poses to you.
||6502 to Z80, Bit by But
||David S Peckett
||If you’ve. ever wanted to convert those 6502 Assembly language programs to run on a Z80 computer, here’s a piece on how it’s done.
||Here is a solution to the problem of being unable to use your computer while it is printing.
||Election teaches students about campaigning by introducing them to several facets of elections such as budgets and stands on issues.
||To Boldly Go …
||A unique application for your microcomputer, this menu-driven Basic package will help amateur astronomers and other stargazers.
||Like an oscilloscope for software, Datascope reads data bit by bit, letting you recover data from glitched tapes or see data on tape.
||Pick a Card …
||This program won’t pull a rabbit out of a hat, but it will amaze and puzle your friends.
||AND.. .OR.. .NOT
||Boolean logic is a powerful programming tool. Here’s how it works and what it’s used for.
||Richard C McGawey
||Avoid cluttering your work space with wires and cables and install this internal sound mod.
||Android Picture Gallery
||Here’s a new game for you! It seems that there are no humanoids left on the planet Rehabul. Who will take over dusting the art gallery?
||The DEFFN statement lets you create your own functions. Using it simplifies programming and saves memory.
||Categories is playable without a Computer, but this program adds new dimensions to the game.
||Number Your Program Listings
||It’s much easier to handle those long, long program listings when they are numbered.
||This game challenges you with number sequences, just like the IQ tests YOU took in school.
||More Memory for Peanuts
||Adding memory to your Model III is not as hard as it seems, so don’t be intimidated. But remember, you may void your warranty.
||Fast Tape Operating System
||FTOS lets you use disk commands to increase the speed of storage time in your cassette system.
||The Glamour of Grammar
||So your students don’t appreciate the finer points of grammar? This program will let them learn the rules and have fun at the same time.
||Avoid the Danger of Dirty Disks
||Keeping a disk system clean has never been easy.
||Producing custom labels has never been easier. Written in Basic, the program can easily be modified to work with just about any printer.
||Two-Person Space Bomber
||In Space Bomber, one player defends his planet from bombs being dropped by his opponent.
||Dual-Voice Music Synthesizer
||Those of you who are bored with your computer playing only one note at a time can learn how to get multiple notes through software.
||Flexcat, Your Basic DBM
||Lawrence A Terre
||Wouldn’t it be nice to use one database manager for all your filing and retrieval needs? Flexcat fits the bill.
||Math Hangman is a game that entertains you as it helps you develop your mathematical skills.
||The Lynx modem and Emterm software make an impressive cormmunications package. Smartcat makes this combination even more powerful.
||Long, Long Division
||Teach your kids (or yourself) long division. Your Model I makes a good patient tutor.
||Visit the 72 rooms of Almazar Part I, collect the treasure, and reach the next dimension.
||Rapid Random Access
||Find specific records quickly, even if your files contain 5,000 or even 10.000 records.
||Aulo Dial/Auto Answer
||This addition to your modem will make your computer answer and dial your phone automatically.
||Fly Like an Eagle
||This simulation of a sailplane race can show you the excitement of being at the controls.
||Catalog Your Files
||You need not hassle with filespecs any longer. Instead, install this cataloging routine in programs that maintain sequential filespecs.
||Directory Information, Please
||No disk directory can suit everyone’s needs. But this one, written for LDOS, has enough flexibility to be adapted with relative ease.
||The IDS Paper Tiger is an excellent graphics printer. Here are some graphics techniques in Assembly language. Basic, and Pascal.
||Cobol on Your 80
||Learning a new computer language can be a long tedious process, but this article leads you painlessly into the confusing world of Cobol.
||Disk Tiny Pascal
||David M Silver
||Did you have to abandon all your cassette-based Tiny Pascal programs when you upgraded to a disk system? David’s got the answer.
||A primer on how to use this shortcut to getting the most out of this issue of 80 Mlcro.
||Teach Your CC New Words
||Add commands, statements, and functions to Color Basic and gain more computing power.
||Games in Color
||These games for the Color Computer will test you, amuse you, and frustate your friends!
||3-D for Real
||Dennis Bathory Kitsz
||Until now, 3-D has been a misnomer for CC graphics. Out CC expert has done the groundwork for real 3-D. It’ll come out and grab you!
||With rgeat perseverence, Jake Commander has come up with this steroscopic 3-D program that features a rotating cube in two colors.
||In this follow-up to Colorful Maneuvers, the computer is the opponent.
||Colorful Language Instruction
||Alan F Lacy and David Gorden
||The Color Computer can be a useful tool in language instruction. Here’s a graphic depiction of how the mouth makes certain sounds.
||High-Hes Alphanumerics for the Color Computer
||Make up your own character sets in high resolution on a TRS-80 Color Computer with 16K.
||Teach Your Computer to Talk
||What will your Color Computer’s first words be? Here’s a step-by-step method in Assembly languageto get vou and vour CC speaking.
||Five Games for 4K
||Don’t despair if your Color Computer has only 4K of memory; you can still play graphics games.
||Reconcile with Color
||Organize your checkbook and reconcile bank statements with this Color Computer program.
||Expanded Color Capabilities
||The Color Computer can now display green, blue, red, and black on the screen at one time.
||80 Index, 1980-1982
||80 Micro has published hundreds of articlesand reviews in the past three years. Here’s a list of them.
||Load 80 Index
||Here’s a handy list of all programs on Load 80.
||Want to find theclubs in your area? Check this out.
||The Art of Encoding and Decoding
||If you would like to keep private correspondence private, this program is for you.
||What could be worse than accidentally pressing the break key when running a Basic program on your Model II? Worry no more by disabling break using Debug.
||Model II Business Bar Graphs
||Your Model II can produce bar graphs like those the Models I and III generate.
||Mod II Disk Index
||Charles R Perelman
||Indexing your Model II disks will eliminate confusion the next time you look for a program.
||Compress, Mod II Style
||Charles R Wood
||Are your Model II programs too long? This program takes out spaces and remarks.
||Take a Letter
||Draw large block letters using regular size letters, any printer, and a Model II.
||Charles R Perelman
||Determine the profit margin of an investment by computing its internal rate of return.
||How to Buy a Printer
||Epson, IDS. Okidata, NEC-which do you choose?Jim Hansen is an industry insider who can give you good advice when printer shopping.
||Suppress Those Demon Transients
||G Michael Vose
||Transients. surges, power outages. and the like can destroy data and damage your hardware.
||Into the 232
||Ever wonder about the RS-232 port on the back of your micro? Just how does it receive and send data? Stay tuned. Howard’s got the scoop.
||Dan Keen and Dave Discherl
||Save money by rewinding muitistrike carbon ribbons for your daisywheel printer.
||Homebrew Green Screen
||So you want to add a filter to your video screen, but you think they are too expensive? Follow these directions and build your own.
||Coping with Cassettes
||You will peacefully co-exist with your casselle recorder if you follow these tips and perform these maintenance procedures.
||Ultimale Joystick Interface
||Donald E Michel and Art May
||This joystick interface is not only cheap, it is easy to buiid and program for.