80 Microcomputing – 1984

80 Microcomputing – Volume 48 – January, 1984


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Volume
# 48


Date
01/84


Load-80
Yes


Pages
292

Table of Contents:
       

Features

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

General

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

Hardware

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

Review

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

Tutorial

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

Utility

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

Departments

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


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Volume
# 49


Date
02/84


Pages
278


Load-80
Yes

Table of Contents:
       

On The Cover

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

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

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

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

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


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Volume
# 50


Date
03/84


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Yes

Table of Contents:

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Features

The Model 4P: Love at First Sight
Terry Kepner
When it comes to transportable computing. 4P’s a jolly good fellow.
Page 42
TRS-NUKE
W. Mark Wright
The ultimate hardware project: You TRS-80 becomes a nuclear power plants.
Page 50
MS-DONE: Tandy’s Powerhouse Operating System
Jim Heid
Its hardware makes the Model 2000 awesome, MS-DOS make it unbeatable.
Page 74
The Return of Hinrichs’ Word Processor
Delmer D. Hinrichs
Possibly 80’s most popular program ever – revised for ’84 with more power and features
Page 100
In One Port and Out the Other
Mark Goodwin
Getting the most from – and into – your Model 4.
Page 122
A Piece of the Pie
Robin L Tuck
Make numerical information more appetizing – draw pie chart for impressive presentations
Page 142
Bugs from Outer Space – Part I
Roger A Smith Jr
Build this machine-language arcade game and learn how to write your own.
Page 82
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
Page 94
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.
Page 118
Parallel Driving
John Blommers
Use SuperScripsit with any printer.
Page 126
Using Data Files — Part II
Jesse W Baker
Random-access files: simpler than sequential, once you get the hang of them.
Page 148
Tad Kershner
Sneak a PEEK, Invoke a POKE
Speed up PRINT@ graphics with Basic tricks
Page 152
Character Sketching
Glenn Parkinson
The Model III’s special character meet the Epson MX-80’s special capabilities.
Page 156
The Forgotten Interface
Serge Y. Calmette
Control variable-voltage devices through the III’s parallel I/O bus.
Page 166
Getting Loaded
J.W. Snider
Load the 2K program as easily as you turn on your TRS-80.
Page 180

Reviews

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

C Notes for the Model 100

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

Departments

Side Tracks
Eric Maloney
10
Input
12
Feedback Loop
Terry Kepner
15
Pulse Train
Eric Grevstad
24
Reader Exchange

36
Project 80
Roger C Alford
196
Fun House
Richard Remlla
204
The Next Step
Hardin Brothers
212
The Gamer’s Cafe
220
Reload 80
Amee Eisenberg
224
New Products
S.F. Tornajczyk
252

80 Microcomputing – Volume 51 – April, 1984


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Volume
# 51


Date
04/84


Load-80
Yes

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On The Cover

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

Features

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

Reviews

LeScript

The state of the art if Model 4 word processing.
Page 33

Disk Drive Analysis System

Diagnostic help for III/4 disk jockeys.
Page 37

Target PlannerCalc

An excellent, inexpensive Model 4 spreadsheet.
Page 38

dataCure 2.6

First aid for injured CP/M disks.
Page 40

Tele-Stock

A Model 100 program that calls Dow Jones for you.
Page 223

Dostamer

Execute DOS commands with a single keystroke.
Page 229

FPS-3 Harfware Copy System

A hardware interface that backs up protected software.
Page 230

Stock Tracker
When the TRS-80 talks, investors listen.
Page 234
Career Directions

A software job counselor for teens and older students.
Page 238

Review Digest
Page 238

C Notes for the Model 100

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

Departments

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

80 Microcomputing – Volume 52 – May, 1984


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Volume
# 52


Date
05/84


Pages
246


Load-80
Yes

Table of Contents:
       

On The Cover

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

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

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

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

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


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Volume
# 53


Date
06/84


Load-80
Yes

Table of Contents:
       

On The Cover

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

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

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

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

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


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Volume
# 54


Date
07/84


Load-80
Yes

Table of Contents:
       

On The Cover

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

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

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

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

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


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Volume
# 55


Date
08/84


Load-80
Yes

Table of Contents:
       

On The Cover

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

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

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

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


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Volume
# 56


Date
09/84


Load-80
Yes


Pages
196

Table of Contents:
       

On The Cover

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

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

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

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
# 57


Date
10/84


Pages
212


Load-80
Yes

Table of Contents:
       

On The Cover

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

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

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
# 58


Date
11/84


Load-80
Yes


Pages
212

Table of Contents:
       

On The Cover

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

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
# 59


Date
12/84


Load-80
Yes


Pages
212

Table of Contents:
       

On The Cover

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

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

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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