80 Microcomputing – Volume 48 – January, 1984

Issue Information:

Volume #: 48
Date: 01/84
Load-80: Yes
Pages: 292

Table of Contents:

Features

Page
Article
Author
Description
70
Tandy Makes Its Move
 
The Model 2000: In a world of PC clones, Tandy unveils a PC beater.
79
Model 2000 Review Roundup
 
MultiMate, dBase II, and Multiplan: A glimpse of the world beyond TRSDOS.
84
MS-DOS Overview
Jim Heid
A look at the standard in 16-bit operating systems.
88
Touch or Sound Typer
A.J. Barnard Jr. and David Barnard
Handicapped people can communicate with a Model I/III, a printer, and one finger or voice control.
94
DotTalk
Mike Rigsby
Write braille with your TRS-80 end a dot-matrix printer.
100
The Taxman Cometh
Robert Athanasiou
Impress the IRS with well-organized tax records.
160
The Bucks Starts Here
N.R Parrish
An investment comparison program for those of you expecting tax refunds.
197
Project 80
Roger C. Aiford
Build a micro-to-mainframe communications board in the debut of a new hardware column.

Articles

Page
Article
Author
Description

General

Page
Article
Author
Description
164
Bill of Fair Repair
Tew Kepner
Fix-it oosts froin Radio Shack and Independents.

Hardware

Page
Article
Author
Description
142
Synthetically Speaking – Part I
David L Engeihardt
A speech board that lets you strike up Model I/III conversations.

Review

Page
Article
Author
Description
108
A New Constellation
Charles R Perelman
MicroPro’s WordStar Lineup: the leader in CP/M word processing.

Tutorial

Page
Article
Author
Description
128
Assembly Language Made Simple – Part II
Harding Brothers
Add sounds and screen borders to your assembly repertoire.
158
Phantom Disk
Donald Goss
Is it RAM, or is it a disk drive? A look at the Model 4’s Memdisk.

Utility

Page
Article
Author
Description
112
Tape It Easy
David J. Trapasso
Handle machine-language tapes as easily as Basic tapes.

Departments

Page
Article
Author
Description
6
Side Tracks
Eric Maloney
Tandy’s new lineup: something for everyone.
8
Input
 
Monte Cario revisited. Datapoint on ARCNET. Powersoft reads its reviews. Instant attorneys. Arcade pirates. Lively menu listing.
16
Aid
 
Readers in need.
18
Debug
 
Beyond The Next Step. Disassembler and financial fixes. Strip Blackjack made decent.
20
Feedback Loop
Terry Kepner
Questions answered, secrets shared.
30
The Next Step
Hardin Brothers
Moving memory pointers and other handy tricks.
44
Reviews
 
The Talking Program. Arranger II. VisiCalc add-ons. Model 4 tech manual. DWP-210, a daisywheel bargain. VEDIT 1.15e. TRSDOS 6.0 video. Datagraph.
69
Review Digest
 
Second opinions of TRS-80 products.
170
C*Notes
 
A Model 100 wish list: disk storage, Assembly language, escape codes, and more.
184
News
 
New Model 4P. Congress debates micro giveaways. PMC goes CP/M. Model I support survey. Slim pickings for Apple? Smart modem patent. Stiff upper lip for Osborne U.K.
217
The 1983 Reader’s Choice Awards
 
Your favorites in TRS-80 software.
220
Fun House
Richard Ramella
Are you fair of face or full of Woe?
228
The Gamer’s Cafe
Rodney Gamblcus
Mercedes’ MIT project: the ultimate upgrade.
232
Reload 80
Amee Elsenberg
1983’s greatest hits, and words of welcome to ’84.
234
New Products
258
1983 Load 80 Index
262
1983 Review Index
268
1983 Article Index

80 Microcomputing – Volume 49 – February, 1984

Issue Information:

Volume Number: 49
Date: 02/84
Pages: 278
Load-80: Yes

Table of Contents:

On The Cover

Page
Article
Author
Description
50
1983-84 Young Programmer’s Awards
 
The best of the brightest: Our second annual contest’s winners aren’t kid stuff.
52
The Play’s the Thing
Stephen Roth
Background, dialogue, action: Create and animate plays on your TRS-80. (I, III)
56
Stepping Through Basic
Brian Craft
A machine-language subroutine that lets you edit Basic programs easily. (I, III)
62
Ground Control to Major John
Mark Kennedy
If you survive the spaceship crash. there are guards, a lost city, and a time machine to worry about. (I, III)
68
The Creator Is Back!
Bruce Tonkin
An updated program generator to make a bigger and better splash in the software market. (I, III)
84
Grand Opining
David C. Andresen
Get ready for the ’84 campalgn-tabulate and analyze opinion polls and election returns. (I, II, III)
96
Letter Perfect
J.C. Sprott
Artificial intelligence comes to word processing: A spelling checker that adapts to your vocabulary. (I, III)

Features

Page
Article
Author
Description
100
So Much to C
John B. Harrell III
Today’s hottest commercial software is written in C. Misosys’ LC compiler brings the language home.
108
Assembly Language Made Simple-Part III
Hardin Brothers
Learn more 280 instructions and write long programs without getting lost. (I. Ill)
126
Synthetically Speaking-Part XI
Dauld Engelhardt
Applications software to turn last month’s speech board into a conversation piece. (III)
158
Borderline Case
Dan Keen and Dave Dischert
Put Assembly language into the background-write routines, that run while the TRS-80 does other work. (I, III)

Reviews

Page
Article
Author
Description
43
The Juki 6100
 
A high-quality, low-priced daisy-wheel.
44
6.0 Plus
 
Micro-Systems Software upgrades TRSDOS 6.0.
46
Scribe and MicroEditor II
 
Model 100 word processors. plain and fancy.
48
The Word Machine
 
A Model I/III word processor for $20.
239
Filemate II
 
A reasonably priced Basic DBMS.
244
Snake
 
A Logo alternative: teaching without turtles.
246
Inside Super Utility Plus
 
Gentng the most from the top TRS-80 utility.
248
BASIC Learning Programs
 
A complete but unexciting kids’ tutorial.
249
Your First BASIC Program
 
A painless programming introduction.

C * Notes

Page
Article
Author
Description
186
Seven 100 Percent Solutions
Rolf A. Derringer
Taming the 100’s appetite for batteries.
187
The Shadow Knows
Richard Ramella
Hide text files from prying eyes.
189
Backing Up the 100
Bryan R. Mpper
Save flles to tape automatically.
191
Write Now
Ronald F. Balonis
A print processor for nicely formatted pages.
194
Pin Pals
Ronald F. Balonis
Make an RS-232 cable and share Nes with a friend.
197
RAM Files

Departments

Page
Article
Author
Description
10
Side Tracks
Eric Maloney
13
Input
17
Feedback Loop
Terry Kepner
26
Pulse Train
edited by Eric Grevstad
36
Reader Exchange
200
Project 80
Roger C. Alford
216
The Gamer’s Cafe
Rodney Gambicus
220
The Next Step
Hardin Brothers
226
Suite 16
Dan Keen and Dave Dischert
232
Reload 80
Amee Eisenberg
250
New Products
edited by S.F. Tomajczyk

80 Microcomputing – Volume 50 – March, 1984

Issue Information:

Volume Number: 50
Date: 03/84
Load-80: Yes

Table of Contents:

Features

Page
Article
Author
Description
42
The Model 4P: Love at First Sight
Terry Kepner
When it comes to transportable computing. 4P’s a jolly good fellow.
50
TRS-NUKE
W. Mark Wright
The ultimate hardware project: You TRS-80 becomes a nuclear power plants.
74
MS-DONE: Tandy’s Powerhouse Operating System
Jim Heid
Its hardware makes the Model 2000 awesome, MS-DOS make it unbeatable.
100
The Return of Hinrichs’ Word Processor
Delmer D. Hinrichs
Possibly 80’s most popular program ever – revised for ’84 with more power and features.
122
In One Port and Out the Other
Mark Goodwin
Getting the most from – and into – your Model 4.
142
A Piece of the Pie
Robin L Tuck
Make numerical information more appetizing – draw pie chart for impressive presentations
82
Bugs from Outer Space – Part I
Roger A Smith Jr
Build this machine-language arcade game and learn how to write your own.
94
Control Rogram for the Model 4
John B Harrell III
With Tandy’s CP/M Plus held up, Montezuma Micro rescues Model 4 owners with CP/M 2.2
118
The Whole Earth Computer
Michael O’Reilly
If you can’t afford a Model 2000, build a 4-big computer from screen door springs and dominioes.
126
Parallel Driving
John Blommers
Use SuperScripsit with any printer.
148
Using Data Files — Part II
Jesse W Baker
Random-access files: simpler than sequential, once you get the hang of them.
152
Tad Kershner
Sneak a PEEK, Invoke a POKE
Speed up PRINT@ graphics with Basic tricks
156
Character Sketching
Glenn Parkinson
The Model III’s special character meet the Epson MX-80’s special capabilities.
166
The Forgotten Interface
Serge Y. Calmette
Control variable-voltage devices through the III’s parallel I/O bus.
180
Getting Loaded
J.W. Snider
Load the 2K program as easily as you turn on your TRS-80.

Reviews

Page
Article
Author
Description
42
The Model 4P
 
Model 4 fans: You can take it with you.
46
Intelliterm
 
A high-powered smart terminal and BBS program.
47
Transfer
 
Now two micros can share Profile files.
48
Math-analyzer-Paks
 
Formulas, esations, and bugs.
234
Trend Analysis
 
Watching the stock market with your TRS-80
240
Brother Compactronic 60
 
A printer that doubles as a typewriter.
244
TRSDUM
 
Save cassette programs to disk.
246
CP/M Bible
 
A definitive reference to the top 8-bit DOS.
247
Learning & Teaching Programming
 
An incomplete guide to TRS-80 BASIC.
247
Review Digest

C Notes for the Model 100

Page
Article
Author
Description
184
Fast Backwards
Ray Cadmus
Reverse Polish notation in a four-function calculator.
185
Thanks for the Memory
Bradford N Dixon
Installing Holmes Engineering’s 8K memory module.
187
Account for Yourself
Mark Hickenbottom
A portable business or budget reporter
192
Wiper Out
Thomas Robb
Delete Model 100 files with a single keystroke
194
A New Pair of Shoes
Ronald F Balonis
A casino craps game that tells you when to quit.

Departments

Page
Article
Author
Description
10
Side Tracks
Eric Maloney
12
Input
15
Feedback Loop
Terry Kepner
24
Pulse Train
Eric Grevstad
36
Reader Exchange
196
Project 80
Roger C Alford
204
Fun House
Richard Remlla
212
The Next Step
Hardin Brothers
220
The Gamer’s Cafe
224
Reload 80
Amee Eisenberg
252
New Products
S.F. Tornajczyk

80 Microcomputing – Volume 51 – April, 1984

Issue Information:

Volume Number: 51
Date: 04/84
Load-80: Yes

Table of Contents:

On The Cover

Page
Article
Author
Description
42
What’s So Good About CP/M
Geroge Antunes
Before you spend money on Digital Research’s DOS, get rid of your TRSDOS inferiority complex.
53
Everything from A to Z
Ed Levy
Threaded lists: the secret to keeping things in order without time-consuming shuffling
58
Brick by Brick
Doughlas Payne
Beyond TRSDOS’ Build command – an Exec Initerpreter that performs a series of steps automatically
77
April Spool
John Cominio
Be more efficient: Do other work while this software spooler handles printing chores
96
Redevelopment Program
Mark D Goodwin
Convert Model III Basic programs for Model 4, and check trouble spots along the way
106
Enter Here
John Stedeford
A machine-language program that eliminates delays in string data entry
120
Relaxed Syntac
Dennis Husch
Artificial intelligence comes to data base management: a DBMS that response to queries in English

Features

Page
Article
Author
Description
82
Bugs from Outer Space – Part II
Roger A Smith, Jr.
Add anti-insect firepowert to 80’s modular machine-language arcade game
116
Ner Math-Old Order
David Lewis
Can’t read reverse Polish notation? Change RPN equations to conventional format.
118
Character Cache
P. Gregory Springer
Braces? Brackets? Find Scripsit characters you didn’t know you had
138
The Sound of Musikon
Merton Davis
Your 48K disk system and these prorgrams let you copmose, edit, and play back music
157
Restored Art
Mark D Goodwin
Add the III’s graphics commands to Model 4
160
Oops – Wrong Disk
C. David Wilson
Write data to the right files with this disk identifying utility
164
Dump Site
Gregg Weissman
A short, simple routine that sends up to three screens of video memory to the printer.
168
Routine Access
Wayne King
Who needs Disk Basic? Get up to 10 USR routines in trusty Level II

Reviews

Page
Article
Author
Description
33
LeScript
 
The state of the art if Model 4 word processing.
37
Disk Drive Analysis System
 
Diagnostic help for III/4 disk jockeys.
38
Target PlannerCalc
 
An excellent, inexpensive Model 4 spreadsheet.
40
dataCure 2.6
 
First aid for injured CP/M disks.
223
Tele-Stock
 
A Model 100 program that calls Dow Jones for you.
229
Dostamer
 
Execute DOS commands with a single keystroke.
230
FPS-3 Harfware Copy System
 
A hardware interface that backs up protected software.
234
Stock Tracker
 
When the TRS-80 talks, investors listen.
238
Career Directions
 
A software job counselor for teens and older students.
238
Review Digest

C Notes for the Model 100

Page
Article
Author
Description
178
Calling Wall Street
Thomas L Robb
Putting Dow Jo0ne’s big board on the Model 100’s small screen.
186
North by Northwest
Smith Harris
Find the distance and compass bearing between any two points on earth.
188
Graphic Results
Emmett Carmody
A portable pie and bar chart producer.
191
RAM Files

Departments

Page
Article
Author
Description
8
Side Tracks
Eric Maloney
10
Input
11
80 Alert
13
Feedback Loop
Terry Kepner
20
Pulse Train
Eric Grevstad
30
Reader Exchange
31
Debug
196
Project 80
Roger C. Alford
202
The Gamer’s Cafe
Mad Max
206
The Next Step
Hardin Brothers
214
Fun House
Richard Ramella
220
Reload 80
Amee Eisenberg
240
New Products
Amy Campbell

80 Microcomputing – Volume 52 – May, 1984

Issue Information:

Volume Number: 52
Date: 05/84
Pages: 246
Load-80: Yes

Table of Contents:

On The Cover

Page
Article
Author
Description
42
BBS Express
J. Stewart Schnelder and Charles E. Bowen
Your first look at 80’s build-it-yourself bulletin board, and a lesson in how computers communicate. (Models I, III, and 4)
50
Smart Talk
David M. Fischer
Dynaterm – a smart-terminal program that links your TRS-80 with the world. (Models I and III; Load 80)
58
More Versatile VisiCalc
 
A help screen, mortgage payments, faster sorts, data swapping, and formula saving: five enhancements to the popular spreadsheet program. (Models I and II: Load 80)
68
Plotting Along
David W. Powell
Ease math anxiety – take the tedium out of calculating and graphing equations. (Models 1 and II; Load 80)
79
Model 2000: A Special Report
80
Up Close: The Model 2000
Terry Kepner and Mark Robinson
Is “ultra-high-performance” just an ad slogan? A review of Tandy’s flagship MS-DOS micro.
91
And Personal: An Interview with Ed Juge
Terry Kepner and Mark Robinson
Tandy’s top marketer tells why the 2000’s no clone.
98
Marking Time
Beve Woodbuy
Wanna drag? The 2000 races the Macintosh. PC. and other benchmark competitors.
126
Making the Upgrade
James N Cameron
How Radio Shack turns UIs to 4’s: what you get for your CPU board. keyboard, disk controller. and $859.
184
Padculations
Bruce Powel Douglass
The premiere of a new column on the premier structured programming language.

Features

Page
Article
Author
Description
104
Basically Better Graphics
Peter R Heisen
Make Basic graphics run up to eight times faster. Ready, LSET, RSET! (Model I and III; Load 80)
108
Bugs from Out Space – Part III
Roger A Smith Jr
Finished Part II’s laser base? The enemy bugs have arrived in 80’s arcade tutorial. (Model I and III; Load 80)

Reviews

Page
Article
Author
Description
33
Model 4 Scripsit
 
Tandy’s classic word processor, with 80 columns and extra convenience.
34
UCSD p-System Universal/Sprinter-2
 
A DOS and word processor for the Model 16-and dozens of other micros.
38
Wordstar
 
MicroPro’s CPM standard comes to Model I/III TRSDOS.
200.
Toolbelt
 
TRSDOS 6 utilities for Model 4 programmers.
204
PowerMail Plus
 
A Model 4 mailing list that delivers.
208
The Analyst/The Collector
 
A dynamic duo to speed up Basic programs.
210
Investment Analysis
 
Helping Model 100 owners take stock.
214
Toolkit
 
Directory assistance for TRSDOS 1.3 users.
216
Computer-Assisted Investment Handbook
 
The programs are Basic, but the financial advice is complex.
217
Review Digest

C*Notes

Page
Article
Author
Description
158
A Real Sketch
John and Aileen Cornman
Deluxe pixel graphics and picture editing for the Model 100.
169
From Soup to Nuts
Ben Firschein
Select in style from this classy command menu.
172
RAM Files

Departments

Page
Article
Author
Description
8
Side Tracks
Eric Maloney
11
Input
12
80 Alert
15
Feedback Loop
Terry Kepner
21
Pulse Train
Eric Grevstad
30
Reader Exchange
31
Debug
71
Tidbit # 4
171
Tidbit # 5
176
Project 80
Rogert C Alford
184
Pascalculations
Bruce Powel Douglass
190
Tidbit # 6
192
The Next Step
Hardin Brothers
220
New Products
Amy Campbell
242
Load 80 Directory

80 Microcomputing – Volume 53 – June, 1984

Issue Information:

Volume Number: 53
Date: 06/84
Load-80: Yes

Table of Contents:

On The Cover

Page
Article
Author
Description
42
Moving Up to 16 Bits
Roger C Alford
When the chips are down, does the Model 2000’s 80186 measure up?
50
Copy Right
Dan Robinson
A flexible copy utility that transfers data from tape to disk and from disk to tape. (Models I and III)
62
Command Performance
Raymond E Wilson
Showing you how to keep your Model 4 JCL files under control. (Model 4; Load 80)
68
The Spreadsheet to Beat
John B Harrell III
Multiplan is the most comprehensive spreadsheet yet for the Model 4.

Features

Page
Article
Author
Description
70
Monitoring Financial Health: Analyzing the Annual Report
Gary Leslie
Pinpoint sound stock market investments analyzing annual business reports. (Models I, III, and 100; Load 80)
82
Designer Screens
Ken Marks
A design generator that creates award-winning graphics. (Models I and III; Load 80)
96
Proper Arrangements
Ralph C Allan
This hybrid machine-language and Basic Sort routine orders multidimensional string anays. (Model III)
101
Bugs from Outer Space-Part IV
Roger A Smith Jr
This month, you add an explosion routine and the bugs get tough. (Models I and III; Load 80)
113
Double Vision
Hugh Cottle
Using split-screen routines to dress up your video displays. (Models I and III; Load 80)
126
The (Single) Key to Scripsit and TRSDOS Commands
Dennis Allen
Take advantage of TRSDOS 1.3 commands from within Scripsit 3.2. (Model III; Load 80)
134
Of Limited Values
Richard E Glorvigen
A routine that indicates and limits the length of input fields. (Models I and III; Load 80)
139
Uncommon Denominators
C Warren Andreasen
Your computer can figure fractions. (Models I, II, III, 12, and 16: Load 80)

Reviews

Page
Article
Author
Description
31
Crayon Deluxe
 
Combine fancy text with fancy graphics.
37
Multiple Access Programs (MAP)
 
Easy indexing and quick searches.
38
Newclock-80
 
Keep your TRS-80 on time and up to date.
40
CONV3TO4
 
Get your Model III programs in shape for the 4.
208
Superlog
 
An electronic notebook for LDOS.
208
PMD-100
 
A good tape storage device for your Model 100.
212
College Directions
 
Help in deciding your educational future.
218
Computer Buyer’s Protection Guide
 
A guide through the legal maze of computer purchase.

C*Notes

Page
Article
Author
Description
156
Form-matters
John and Aileen Cornman
For more professional printouts, use Scripsit formatting codes in your Text files.
157
The Searcher
Carl Oppendahl
Search any .DO file for a specified string.
161
Getting Personal
Richard Ramella
Personalize your form letters with a little help from your Model 100.
168
RAM Files

Departments

Page
Article
Author
Description
8
Side Tracks
Eric Maloney
10
Input
11
80 Alert
13
Feedback Loop
Terry Kepner
18
Pulse Train
edited by Eric Grevstad
28
Reader Exchange
29
Debug
143
Tidbit # 7
170
Project 80
Roger C. Alford
184
BBS Express
J Stweart Schneider and Charles E Bowen
190
Pascalculations
Bruce Powel Doglass
196
The Next Step
Hardin Brothers
244
New Products
edited by Amy Campbell
241
Young Programmer’s Contest Entry Blank
242
Load 80 Directory

80 Microcomputing – Volume 54 – July, 1984

Issue Information:

Volume Number: 54
Date: 07/84
Load-80: Yes

Table of Contents:

On The Cover

Page
Article
Author
Description
38
H-P’s Quiet Little Dynamo: The ThinkJet Printer
Jim Heid
At $495 and 150 cps, Hewlett-Packard’s ThinkJet is a technological tour de force.
48
The DOS Dilemma
John B Harrell III
Make an informed decision-you have to be compatible with your DOS.
82
In the Marketplace
Richard Earp
Get some practice in the fast-paced world of commodities trading. (Models I and III; Load 80)
94
A Better Breed of Basic
Gregory E Lobdell
An inside look at Micrmft’s implementation of GW-Basic for the Model 2000.
115
The Stripper
Dan Robinson
Minimize your machine-language programs: Pare down your commented code before assembly. (Models I and III: Load 80)

Features

Page
Article
Author
Description
64
Drawing Boards
Jim Clark
Design PC boards on screen that print out to scale. (Models I, III, and 4: Load 80)
103
Bugs from Outer Space – Part V
Roger A. Smith Jr
The bugs are in top form and fighting back. (Models I and III; Load 80)

Reviews

Page
Article
Author
Description
38
Hewlett-Packard ThinkJet Printer
 
The latest (and quietest) in printer technology.
42
Transfer
 
MS-DOS for Model VIN4 programs.
44
PAT-1 Model 450
 
Quality diskdrive diagnosis and realignment.
186
WIBASIC
 
A Basic compiler that generates Z80 machine code.
192
MagicBind
 
Create complex, high-quality documents.
194
DiskDISK
 
Convince your Model I/III/4 that you’ve bought extra disk drives.
198
SoftPac
 
Integration at the expense of quality.
204
Clone III
 
Disk duplication for the Model III.
206
Review Digest

C*Notes

Page
Article
Author
Description
124
Portable Scripsit
John and Aileen Cornman
You can take it with you; use this program to load your Model III Scripsit documents into your Model 100.
126
Sort Order
Ronald F. Balonis
A handy sorting utility that alphabetizes your data flles.
131
Etch-A-Screen
Richard J Perry
Instant on-screen graphics that you can save or print.
136
RAM Files

Departments

Page
Article
Author
Description
8
Side Tracks
Eric Maloney
12
Input
14
Feedback Loop
Terry Kepner
23
Pulse Train
Eric Grevstad
32
Reader Exchange
142
Project 80
Roger C Alford
152
BBS Express
J Stewart Schneider and Charles E Bowen
159
The 80 Micro BBS Index
160
Pascalculations
Bruce Powel Douglass
170
The Next Step
Hardin Brothers
208
New Products
edited by Amy Campbell
221
Young Programmer’s Contest Entry Blank
226
Load 80 Directory

80 Microcomputing – Volume 55 – August, 1984

Issue Information:

Volume Number: 55
Date: 08/84
Load-80: Yes

Table of Contents:

On The Cover

Page
Article
Author
Description
31
A Great Plus: CP/M for the Model 4
John B Harrell III
This long-awaited updated version is for the advanced user who wants plenty of extras.
42
Model 4 EDTASM for Free
Douglas Payne
Get a quality Model 4 editor/assembler from Model III EDTASM and this conversion program. (Model 4; Load 80)
72
Playing Around
 
Model I/III games galore.
74
Bombs Away!
Lee Pelletier
An arcade-style game for the daredevil pilot in you. (Models I and III; Load 80)
75
Attention Shoppers!
Joshua Barinstein
An ordinary trip to the department store becomes a voyage into the realm of terror. (Models I and III; Load 80)
76
Wall Games
Andrew Shoemaker and Arthur Gleckler
In this game of skill, you use only a paddle to defend the brick wall behind you. (Models I and III; Load 80)
78
Catacomb Conquest
Michael E Devore
The catacombs are alive with swamp things, sentient boulders, and fanged tumbleweeds. (Models I and III; Load 80)
88
Bugs from Outer Space-Part VI
Roger A Smith Jr
The last Installment: a scoreboard that immortalizes your best games. (Models I and III; Load 80)
154
Basic Takes
Richard Ramella
This new column gives you the basics of Basic programming for your Model I. III, 4, or 100.
177
2000 Plus
John B Harrell III
This month. you get the inside story on dBase II for the Model 2000.

Features

Page
Article
Author
Description
50
One-Liners
Harold B Fink
These Basic programs and routines help solve your programming problems. (Models I and III, II and 100)
68
Scripsit Extras
Richard W Harrison and Louis S VanSlyck
You can add 11 special characters to your faithful Scripsit program (Model III)
142
For Sales
Glen E Sparks
Get quality sales reports that contain automatic calculations and bar graphs. (Models I and III; Load 80)

Reviews

Page
Article
Author
Description
31
CP/M Plus
 
A great deal for the Model 4 owner.
34
A-B-SEE
 
Super software integration for the Model III.
184
Model 4 SuperScripsit
 
A word processor that appreciates the 4’s special features.
186
Superscripsit Dictionary
 
Checking up on your word processor.
188
Monty Plays Monopoly/Compu-Opoly
 
Two on-sreen versions of the classic board game.
191
Personal Finance
 
The Model 100 at home.
193
Universal Subroutine System (USS)
 
207 Basic subroutines for the II/12/16.
198
Child’s Play
 
Enjoyable education for young children.

Departments

Page
Article
Author
Description
8
Load 80 Directory
10
Side Tracks
Eric Maloney
12
Input
12
80 Alert
14
Feedback Loop
Terry Kepner
21
Pulse Train
Bradford N Dixon
26
Reader Exchange
115
Tidbit #8
138
Tidbit #9
147
Tidbit #10
149
BBS Express
J Stewart Schneider and Charles E Bowen
154
Basic Takes
Richard Ramella
161
Pascalculations
Bruce Powel Douglass
171
The Next Step
Hardin Brothers
177
2000 Plus
John B Harrell III
202
New Products
Robert Mitchell
225
Young Programmer’s Contest Entry Blank

80 Microcomputing – Volume 56 – September, 1984

Issue Information:

Volume Number: 56
Date: 09/84
Load-80: Yes
Pages: 196

Table of Contents:

On The Cover

Page
Article
Author
Description
42
Drive Ways
Vincent E Meyer
How to do your own simple disk drive repairs – and how to avoid repairs in the first place.
72
Keeping Time
Mark D. Goodwin
Isn’t it time you checked up on your disk drive speed? (Models III and 4; Load 80)

Features

Page
Article
Author
Description
58
Making Your Selection: CHoosing the Right Editor/Assembler
Hardin Brothers
A consumer’s guide to nine popular packages for the TRS-80.
86
Taking Stock
Robert C. Bazzell
Keep your investment records straight and figure your profits and losses. (Models I and III; Load 80)
96
The Direct Approach
Seth Monger
You, too, can directly access the Model 4 screen and keyboard. (Model 4; Load 80)

Reviews

Page
Article
Author
Description
33
Assembly Language Tutor
36
microMERLIN
38
Assembly Language Development System (ALDS)
166
Super Utility 4/4P
168
Videotex Plus
172
Volcano Hunter
174
Learning TRS80 Model 4/4P Basic

Departments

Page
Article
Author
Description
6
Load 80 Directory
 
8
Side Tracks
Eric Maloney
10
Input
 
14
Feedback Loop
Terry Kepner
21
Pulse Train
edited by Bradford N. Dixon
29
Reader Exchange
 
102
Project 80
Roger C. Alford
122
BBS Express
J. Stewart Schneider and Charles E. Bowen
126
Basic Takes
Richard Ramella
138
Pascalculations
Bruce Powel Douglass
144
The Next Step
Hardln Brothers
152
2000 Plus
John B. Harrell III
176
New Products
edited by Robert Mitchell

80 Microcomputing – Volume 57 – October, 1984

Issue Information:

Volume Number: 57
Date: 10/84
Pages: 212
Load-80: Yes

Table of Contents:

On The Cover

Page
Article
Author
Description
44
Fine Lines
Dawy S Thornton
Streamlined bar codes. (Model III)
56
Random Thoughts
Robert P Sullivanm
Toward truly random numbers. (Models I, III, and 4)
100
Sound Software
Theodore Diament
Speech lessons for your computer. (Model III; Load 80)
108
The Missing Disassembler
J C Sprott
Going to the source. (Model 4; Load 80)
114
The Dating Game
Charles F Alexander
Fix a CP/M Plus bug. (Model 4)

Features

Page
Article
Author
Description
70
Testing 1-2-3
Peter G Savard
Easy educational programs. (Models I and III;. Load 80)
84
Time Keeper
Arnold E van Bevrhoudt Jr.
Organize business projects. (Models I, II, III, 4. and 2000; Load 80)
104
USR Friendly
Leland M Phelps
Loading USR data the painless way. (Models I and III; Load 80)
120
Rooting Out ROM Routines
Bob Covington
Things your ROM never told you. (Model III)
126
Fill-Ins
David Lewis
Paint power for graphics programs. (Models I and III; Load 80)
130
The Perfect Wave
Michael O’Rellly
Follow the bouncing sound wave. (Models I and III)
134
Warder Diagrams
Michael Conwell
An alternative to flowcharts.

Departments

Page
Article
Author
Description
6
Load 80 Directory
8
Side Tracks
Eric Maloney
12
Input
14
Feedback Loop
Terry Kepner
21
Pulse Train
29
Reader Exchange
32
Debug
35
Reviews
 
Model 100 Bar Code Reader; The Secret Guide to Computers; Spectaculator; NICE; Hi-Res Graphics Board; Reference Card for the CP/M CPM System; Micro-Link III; Pro-Create; Signalman; Mark XII Modem
125
Tidbit #11
132
Tidbit #12
146
Project 80
Roger C. Alford
156
BBS Express
J. Stewart Schneider and Charles E. Bowen
162
Basic Takes
Richard Ramella
166
Pascalculations
Bruce Powel Douglass
172
The Next Step
Hardin Brothers
178
2000 Plus
John B Harrell III
194
New Products
203
Young Programmer’s Contest Entry Blank

80 Microcomputing – Volume 58 – November, 1984

Issue Information:

Volume Number: 58
Date: 11/84
Load-80: Yes
Pages: 212

Table of Contents:

On The Cover

Page
Article
Author
Description
44
Utili-keys
 
Build stronger programs 12 ways.
45
Basic Plus
Robert Milazzo
Beefed-up Basic. (Model III; Load 80)
56
Basic Changes
Raymond Boggs
Find and edit Basic lines. (Model 4; Load 80)
72
Hybrid Vigor
Theodore Diament
Power and ease combined in a text editor. (Model III; Load 80)
80
Finding the Right Address
John Ratzlaff
Map load modile file addresses. (Model 4; Load 80)
86
Quit Stalling
Thomas P. Eggarter
Bypass garbage collection. (Models I, III, and 4; Load 80)
92
Tape Me, I’m Yours
Jay Walton
Check source code saved to tape. (Model III; Load 80)
98
Screen Writer
Doug Miller
Create data input screens. (Models I and III; Load 80)
109
Easy Input
Roger A Smith, Jr.
Tidy up Basic input statements. (Models I and III; Load 80)
125
Tape Transfer
J. L. Kissel
Patch NEWDOS80 to load tape source files. (Model III; Load 80)
128
Data Grabber
David Goben
Just point to what you want. (Models I and III)
134
From EDAS to EDTASM and Back
David M. Zevchak
Disk file conversion. (Model III; Load 80)
138
Thou Shalt Not Kill
Josef Friedman
Rename library commands. (Models I and III)

Departments

Page
Article
Author
Description
6
Load 80 Directory
 
8
Side Tracks
Eric Malone
12
Input
 
14
Feedback Loop
Terry Kepner
21
Pulse Train
edited by Bradford N. Fixon
29
Reader Exchange
 
32
Debug
 
35
Reviews
 
Allwrite, DMP-110, DMP-120, DMP-420, Open Access, Alcor C Compller, Basrum, Thirteen Ghosts, Programming in C for the Microcomputer User

Directory


Basic Plus

  • Article: Basic Plus (p. 44)
  • System: Model III, 16K RAM
  • Language: Cassette Basic/Assembly
  • This Level II Basic enhancement features faster operation and 14 new commands.
  • Cassette filespec: ONE, TWO

Finder

  • Article: Basic Changes (p. 56)
  • System: Model 4, 64K RAM
  • Language: Disk Basic/Assembly
  • The Finder program locates specific strings, edits, moves, or replaces lines, and restores most lines from programs accidentally erased from memory.
  • Disk filespec: FINDER/SRC (requires EDAS editor/assembler), FND100/BAS, FIND/BAS

Editext

  • Article: Hybrid Vigor (p. 72)
  • System: Model III, 32K RAM
  • Language: Assembly
  • The Editext text editor lets you enter and correct data before processing it.
  • Cassette filespec: EDIT
  • Disk filespec: EDIT/CMD (object code)

Mapper

  • Article: Finding the Right Address (p. 80)
  • System: Model 4, 64K RAM
  • Language: Assembly
  • An address mapping utility for the Model 4.
  • Disk filespec: MAD/CMD

Garbage Demo

  • Article: Quit Stalling (p.86)
  • System: Models I and III, 16K RAM Cassette, 32 K RAM Disk; Model 4 (Listings 1 and 3 only), 64K RAM
  • Language: Basic
  • Eliminate “garbage collection” delays and cut program execution time.
  • Cassette filespec: B, C, D, E
  • Disk filespec: GARBDEM1/BAS, GARBDEM2/BAS, GARBDEM3/BAS, GARBDEM4/BAS

Tape Check

  • Article: Tape Me, I’m Yours (p. 92)
  • System: Model III, 48K RAM
  • Language: Assembly
  • Tape Check verifies source code you record from EDTASM to tape.
  • Cassette filespec: TPECHK

Create

  • Article: Screen Writer (p. 98)
  • System: Models I and III, 32K RAM
  • Language: Disk Basic
  • Develop input screens for your Model I or III.
  • Cassette Filespec: F
  • Disk filespec: CREATE/BAS

Formatter

  • Article: Easy Input (p. 109)
  • System: Model III, 16K RAM Cassette, 32K RAM Disk
  • Language: Assembly/Basic
  • A statement that lets you easily define the format for user input in Models I and III Basic programs.
  • Cassette filespec: INPUT, INPUTB, G
  • Disk filespec: INPUT/SRC (source code), INPUT/CMD (object code), DEMO/BAS. Source code requires Apparat editor/assembler.

LMOFFSET

  • Article: Tape Transfer (p. 125)
  • System: Model III
  • Language: Assembly
  • An LMOFFSET modification that loads NEWDOS80 EDTASM source files from tape to disk.
  • Cassette filespec: LMPATC
  • Disk Filespec: LMOFF/SRC (source code). Requires Apparat editor/assembler.

Converter

  • Article: From EDAS to EDTASM and Back (p. 134)
  • System: Model III, 32K RAM
  • Language: Assembly
  • Load EDAS files with EDTASM.
  • Cassette filespec: EDTEDS
  • Disk filespec: EDTEDAS/CMD

Message

  • Article: BBS Express (p. 152)
  • System: Model III, 48K TAM (requires 2 drives)
  • Language: Disk Basic
  • This month’s installment creates message and data-base files.
  • Cassette filespec: H, I
  • Disk filespec: LIST1/BAS, LIST2/BAS

3KEYS

  • Article: The Next Step (p. 168)
  • System: Model 4, 64K RAM
  • Language: Assembly
  • A function key filter program for the Model 4.
  • Disk filespec: FILTER/SRC (object code). Requires EDAS editor/assembler.

80 Microcomputing – Volume 59 – December, 1984

Issue Information:

Volume Number: 59
Date: 12/84
Load-80: Yes
Pages: 212

Table of Contents:

On The Cover

Page
Article
Author
Description
35
Maing Conversation: The VS-100
Gary A. Ludwick
This low-priced voice synthesizer is a sound investment
44
The Tandy 1000: A True-Blue Compatible
Eric Maloney
Send in the clones.
54
The 80 Micro Gift Guide
 
An array of holiday gift items for the computerist
72
Little Wonder
Alan Cirkovic
A nifty data base manager. (Models I, III, and 4; Load 80)
86
Belles Lettres
Joseph Gaudreau
Custom dot-matrix printstyles. (Models I and III; Load 80)
103
Touchdown!
Wayne Blair
Tackle this football strategy game. (Model III; Load 80)
114
Fractals: New Dimensions in Geometry
Michiel van de Panne
Graphics with a difference. (Models I and III; Load 80)

Features

Page
Article
Author
Description
118
Print Statements
David A. Williams
Printer powers you never knew you had. (Model 4)
120
A Chill Wind Blows
Don DeJarnette
Calculate wind chill. (Model I, III, and 4; Load 80)
190
1984 Load 80 Index
196
1984 Review Index
198
1984 Article Index

Departments

Page
Article
Author
Description
6
Load 80 Directory
 
8
Side Tracks
Eric Malone
12
Input
 
16
Feedback Loop
Terry Kepner
21
Pulse Train
29
Reader Exchange
 
33
Debug
 
35
Reviews
 
VS-100 Voice Synthesizer, Turbo Pascal, Aztec C80 Compiler, MultiMate, Back-Track, Warriors and Warlocks
101
Tidbit # 15
 
122
Project 80
Roger C. Alford
136
BBS Express
J. Stewart Schneider and Charles E. Bowen
144
Basic Takes
Richard Ramella
148
Pascalculations
Bruce Powel Douglass
152
Tidbit # 16
 
156
The Next Step
Hardin Brothers
162
2000 Plus
John B. Harrell III
176
New Products
 
208
Ask Tandy
 

Directory


Easydata

  • Article: Little Wonder (p. 72)
  • System: Models I, III, and 4, 32K RAM
  • Language: Disk Basic
  • A 200-record data base manager that resides in RAM. Features fast access to information and scrolling through data base.
  • Cassette filespec: B
  • Disk filespec: EASYDATA/BAS

Custom Character Sets

  • Article: Belles Lettres (p. 86)
  • System: Models I and III, 48K RAM
  • Language: Assembly/Disk Basic
  • Create yand print out your own character sets on your dot-matrix printer in standard or enlarged fonts.
  • Cassette filespec: C, ALTCHA, D, ALTERN
  • Disk filespec: STANDARD/BAS, STAND/SRC (source code), DOUBLE/BAS, DOUBLE/SRC (source code). Requires Apparat editor/assembler.

Touchdown

  • Article: Touchdown (p. 103)
  • System: Model III, 16K RAM
  • Language: Cassette Basic
  • A real-time two-player football simulation. Winning requires careful stratefy and the right breaks.
  • Cassette filespec: E
  • Disk filespec: FOOTBALL/BAS

Fractals

  • Article: Fractals: New Dimensions in Geometry (p. 114)
  • System: Models I and III, 16K RAM Cassette, 32K RAM Disk
  • Language: Basic
  • Apply the geometric theory of fractals to create new and unique graphics.
  • Cassette filespec: F
  • Disk filespec: FRACTALS/BAS

Chilly

  • Article: A Chill Wind Blows (p. 120)
  • System: Models I, III, and 4, 16K RAM Cassette, 32K RAM Disk
  • Language: Basic
  • Calculate wind chill factors based on temperature and wind speed.
  • Cassette filespec: G
  • Disk filespec: CHILLY/BAS

Message Board

  • Article: BBS Express (p. 136)
  • System: Model III, 48K RAM, 2 drives
  • Language: Assembly/Disk Basic
  • These program modules create a message index and read the BBS message board.
  • Cassette filespec: LIST1, H
  • Disk filespec: LIST1/SRC (source code), LIST2/BAS. Requires Radio Shack Editor/Assembler

Pixels

  • Article: Basic Takes (p. 144)
  • System: Models I and III, 16K RAM Cassette, 32K RAM Disk
  • Language: Basic
  • This five-part menu-driven program includes demonstrations, a graph program, and a game.
  • Cassette filespec: I
  • Disk filespec: PIXELS/BAS

SetKey

  • Article: The Next Step (p. 156)
  • System: Model 4, 64K RAM
  • Language: Assembly
  • SetKeys lets you set the Model 4 function keys and reassign them at will.
  • Disk filespec: SETKEY/SRC (source code). Requires EDAS editor/assembler.

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