80 Microcomputing – 1985

80 Microcomputing – Volume 60 – January, 1985


Issue Information:



Volume
# 60


Date
01/85


Load-80
Yes


Pages
180

Table of Contents:
       

On The Cover

42 Running Like the Wind Thomas L. Quindry Learn the true meaning of speed with this revamped version of 80’s Basic compiler. (Models I and III; Load 80)
60 Model 4 Scripsit the Write Way Clifford Knight Boost the power and convenience of Model 4 Scripsit with this complete package of enhancements. (Model 4; Load 80)
82 NovaCalc Daniel Garms Why pay for the higher-priced spread? This full-featured spreadsheet is yours for the taking. (Models I and III; Load 80)
98 Picture Perfect Glen E. Sparks Create custom graphics characters with your Radio Shack dot-matrix printer. (Models I, III, and 4; Load 80)
112 Patch Work Andy Levinson Thirteen patches to mend the holes in TRSDOS 1.3 (Model III)

Features

106 On the Record Jane Goodale Indexed random-access files give you the benefits of direct access without wasting space. (Models I and III; Load 80)
116 Formula Solutions Mike O’Neal Get to the root of cubic, quadratic, and linear equations. (Model I, III, 4, 1000, and 2000; Load 80)

Departments

6 Load 80 Directory
8 Side Tracks Eric Maloney
12 Input
16 Feedback Loop Terry Kepner
21 Pulse Train
29 Reader Exchange
32 Debug
34 Reviews T/Maker, CGP-220 Color Printer, The Producer, How to Get the Most Out of CompuServe, Zeus Editor/Assembler, The Source
120 Project 80 Roger C. Alford
132 BBS Express J. Stewart Schneider and Charles E. Bowen
136 Basic Takes Richard Ramella
140 The Next Step Hardin Brothers
146 2000 Plus John B. Harrell III
157 Tidbit # 17
166 New Products

80 Microcomputing – Volume 61 – February, 1985


Issue Information:



Volume
# 61


Date
02/85


Load-80
Yes


Pages
148

Table of Contents:
       

On The Cover

42 The GW Difference Jim Heid Basic training for Tandy 1000/1200 owners, from GW Basic’s commands to converting Model I/III/4 programs.
48 Young Programmer’s Awards 1984-85 The kids are all right, and this year’s batch of winning programs is as impressive as ever.
50 Monster Mashing Michael Lewicki and James Karls 15-18-Year-Old Category. Explore and conquer five dungeons where Hobgobins and Lizardmen (Model III)
56 Picture This Jeff Reifman 12-14-Year-Old Category. A graphlcs program with plenty of frills. (Model III; Load 80)
59 The Pecking Order Jeffrey D. Zare 11-Year-Old- and-Under Category. Thls game separates the 3’s from the 10’s. (Models I and III; Load 80)
68 By the Numbers Arnold E. van Beverhoudt Jr. Create, edit, and display professional-looking bar and line graphs. (Models I and III: Load 80)

Features

62 Labor Saver Hardin Brothers How to take some of the drudgery out of Assembly language programming

Departments

6 Load 80 Directory
8 Side Tracks Eric Maloney
12 Input
16 Feedback Loop Terry Kepner
21 Pulse Train
29 Reader Exchange
33 Debug
35 Reviews Let’s Talk, xT.CAD, Checkbook Plus, DISnDATa, List/Key, Fullview Word Processor
83 Tidbit # 18
93 Project 80 Roger C. Alford
104 BBS Express J. Stewart Schneider and Charles E. Bowen
108 Basic Takes Richard Ramella
112 The Next Step Hardin Brothers
119 2000 Plus John B. Harrell III
136 New Products
144 Ask Tandy

80 Microcomputing – Volume 62 – March, 1985


Issue Information:



Volume
# 62


Date
03/85


Load-80
Yes


Pages
132

Table of Contents:
       

On The Cover

31 Through the Looking Glass: The Tandy 1200 HD Bardford N Fixon A full-fledged review of Tandy’s bargain-priced PC/XT compatible, along with a sampling of other opinions. Also, a Model 4 loyalist sizes up the 1200.
38 That Sinking Feeling Douglas Payne How to fathom disk error messages and salvage flawed disks. (Models III and 4)
70 A Sort Story Alan D. Smith The Model 4 finally gets a fast string sort to match the Model III’s CMD”O” function. (Model 4; Load 80)
74 Reasonable Deductions Robert C. Lake, Mary R. Golden, and Samuel L. Lett What every computer owner should know about the new federal income tax laws, including detailed examples of the kinds of deductions you can take.

Features

44 Grade-A Graphics Michael Leibow Our Young Programmer’s Grand Prize winner is a deluxe graphics editor loaded with options. (Model III; Load 80)
58 A La CRT Ken Schweim A better way to cook up menu-driven programs. (Models I and III; Load 80)

Departments

6 Load 80 Directory
8 Side Tracks Eric Maloney
12 Input
16 Feedback Loop Terry Kepner
21 Pulse Train
25 Reader Exchange
27 Debug
31 Reviews The Tandy 1200 HD, Montezuma Micro CP/M 2.2, Orchestra-90, Electric Webster
88 BBS Express J. Stewart Schneider and Charles E. Bowen
96 Basic Takes Richard Ramella
100 The Next Step Hardin Brothers
106 2000 Plus John B. Harrell III
120 New Products
128 Ask Tandy

80 Microcomputing – Volume 63 – April, 1985


Issue Information:



Volume
# 63


Date
04/85


Load-80
Yes


Pages
132

Table of Contents:
       

On The Cover

40 Clear-Cut Trends Bruce A. and Jeffrey P. Graebner Draw, display, and print high-resolution line and bar graphs. (Models III and 4; Load 80; Models 1000 and 1200)
50 Tandy Rides Again Dave Rowell Considering price, performance, and compatibility, the Tandy 1000 may be the best in the West. Our system review includes a peripherals price list and software lists.
62 Zap Master David A. Williams This Model 4 utility lets you fly through your disk sectors with the greatest of ease. (Model 4; Load 80)

Feature

72 Date Lines Edward M. Welch A more convenient way to sort dates with Profile III Plus.

Departments

6 Load 80 Directory
8 Side Tracks Eric Maloney
12 Input
12 80 Alert
14 Feedback Loop Terry Kepner
21 Pulse Train
25 Reader Exchange
25 Debug
29 Reviews Let’s Talk, xT.CAD, Checkbook Plus, DISnDATa, List/Key, Fullview Word Processor
83 Tidbit # 18
93 Project 80 Roger C. Alford
104 BBS Express J. Stewart Schneider and Charles E. Bowen
108 Basic Takes Richard Ramella
112 The Next Step Hardin Brothers
119 2000 Plus John B. Harrell III
136 New Products
144 Ask Tandy

80 Microcomputing – Volume 64 – May, 1985


Issue Information:



Volume
# 64


Date
05/85


Load-80
Yes


Pages
130

Table of Contents:
       

On The Cover

31 DeskMate: Tandy’s Software Starter Package Bradford N. Dixon In this case, you get what you don’t pay for.
40 Fight Simulator Joe R. Capps An inside look at the design and codlng of an armed combat simulation program. Plus, a list of simulation software for Tandy cornputen. (Models I. III. and 4: Load 80: Model 1000)
62 Current Events Mark D. West A consumer’s guide to surge protectors.
70 Restricted Entry Jose E. Anaya Keep bogus input from sneaking into your programs. (Models I, III, and 4; Load 80; Models 1000, 1200, and 2000)
74 Stationary Department Raymond C. Boggs Add scroll protection to your Model 4’s video display. (Model 4: Load 80)
106 Spreadsheet Beat Russ Covey Our new monthly column debuts with a template for analyzing IRA investment funds.

Feature

58 Fractals in Focus Steve Justice High-resolution graphics add finesse to geometric fractal designs. (Models III and 4: Load 80: Models 1000 and 1200)

Departments

6 Load 80 Directory
8 Side Tracks Eric Maloney
12 Input
14 Feedback Loop Terry Kepner
22 Pulse Train
27 Reader Exchange
29 Debug
31 Reviews edited by Ryan Davis-Wright Deskmare, LS-Utility Disk, Easywriter and Volkswriter Deluxe, Convert 3 to 2000
78 Project 80 Roger C. Alford
92 BBS Express J. Stewart Schneider and Charles E. Bowen
96 Basic Takes Richard Ramella
100 The Next Step Hardin Brothers
106 Spreadsheet Beat Russ Couey
115 Tidbit # 20
120 New Products edited by Robert Mitchell
128 Ask Tandy

80 Microcomputing – Volume 65 – June, 1985


Issue Information:



Volume
# 65


Date
06/85


Load-80
Yes


Pages
132

Table of Contents:
       

On The Cover

38 The Tandy 1000 Tip Sheet Dave Rowell Our answer to Heloise offers helpful hints on everything from MS-DOS to DeskMate to printers. (Model 1000)
48 Extra-Strength DOS Keith E. Risler Advanced DOS features in aeasy-to-take capsule form. (Models III and 4; Load 80)
54 Storage to Spare Steve Wolcik Clear your SuperScripsit disks of clutter and pack in more text files. Also – a SuperScripsit file recovery program. (Model 4; Load 80)
60 Room Available Stweart F Hunter Witness the incredible shrinking ASCII file. (Models I and III; Load 80)

Features

74 Don’t Be Late Jack Wallace Critical path scheduling lets you get a handle on project time-tables. (Models I, III, and 4; Load 80; Models 1000 and 2000)
82 Mutual Understanding Hardin Brothers Finding points of agreement among editor/assembler source code files.

Departments

6 Load 80 Directory
8 Side Tracks Eric Maloney
12 Input
14 Feedback Loop Terry Kepner
21 Pulse Train Bradford N. Dixon
25 Reader Exchange
31 Reviews edited by Ryan Davis-Wright DotWriter, Better Basic, NEWDOS/80 Utilities, Super DBM, Remote Control
58 Tidbit # 21
58 Tidbit # 22
71 Tidbit # 23
90 Project 80 Roger C. Alford
98 Basic Takes Richard Ramella
102 The Next Step Hardin Brothers
110 Spreadsheet Beat David A Williams
114 Express Checkouts Electric Desk, Overdrive, Etch-A-Mouse, TRSDOS 6.X Training Course
118 New Products edited by Robert Mitchell
128 Ask Tandy

80 Microcomputing – Volume 66 – July, 1985


Issue Information:



Volume
# 66


Date
07/85


Load-80
Yes


Pages
132

Table of Contents:
       

On The Cover

36 On the Boards Bradford N. Dixon and Eric Maloney The authors go looking for a few good BBSes.
41 BBS Directory A convenient guide to hundreds of boards from California to the New York island.
48 Language Arts Hardin Brothers Plain talk about three products for Basic programmers. (Models I, III, and 4)
54 Total Recall John D. Wolfskill Display up to 16 help screens at any operating level. (Model 4, Load 80)
70 Made-to-Order Sorts Robert C. Wilson Have it your way – create custom sorts by answering 10 prompts. (Models I, III, and 4; Load 80; Models 1000 and 1200)

Features

64 Getting Ahead Mark D. Goodwin Add a type-ahead feature to TRSDOS 1.3 or Model III Cassette Basic. (Model III; Load 80)
78 Run-O-Matic Alan D. Smith Disk menus that let you load programs instantly. (Model 4; Load 80)

Departments

6 Load 80 Directory
8 Side Tracks Eric Maloney
12 Input
14 Feedback Loop Terry Kepner
21 Pulse Train Bradford N. Dixon
25 Reader Exchange
29 Reviews edited by Ryan Davis-Wright The Tandy Model 200, PFS:File and Report, BEEP, The Word Machine, Rapidos
84 Project 80 Roger C. Alford
93 Tidbit # 24
96 Basic Takes Richard Ramella
100 The Next Step Hardin Brothers
108 Spreadsheet Beat John B. Harrell III
112 Tidbit # 25
114 Express Checkouts Flight Simulator, Omniterm 2, PowerScript, TK!Solver
118 New Products edited by Mare-Anne Jarvela
128 Ask Tandy

80 Microcomputing – Volume 67 – August, 1985


Issue Information:



Volume
# 67


Date
08/85


Load-80
Yes


Pages
132

Table of Contents:
       

On The Cover

38 Summer Romance Clilfford I. Knight Get involved with Model 4 Basic. (Model 4; Load 80)
56 Duelling Software Bradford N. Dixon and Dave Rowell The authors test their software saavy in a $4,000 spending duel.
62 The Great Divide E. Cameron Snyder Swap back and forth between two programs running simultaneously on your 128K Model 4. (Model 4; Load 80)
72 Patch Work II: The Sequel Andy Levinson Just when you thought it was safe to boot up TRSDOS 1.3, Andy Levinson’s back with a new batch of improvements. (Model III; Load 80)
90 Dave’s MS-DOS Column Dave Rowell. Special introductory offier: a printer fix, no-frills machine language, and music.

Features

46 Sifting Through GW-Basic Dave Rowell Grains of truth about Basic programming on the Tandy 1000
76 Upgraded Graphics Alan D. Smith Model 4 Point, Set, and Reset commends – together again for the first time. (Model 4; Load 80)

Departments

6 Load 80 Directory
8 Side Tracks Eric Maloney
12 Input
14 Feedback Loop Terry Kepner
21 Pulse Train Bradford N. Dixon
25 Reader Exchange
29 Reviews Superlog 4; MS-GW-Basic Compiler, ThinPrint 80, Hush 80, ThinType 80, Monte’s Window, The Math Master Series
80 Project 80 Roger C. Alford
90 Dave’s MS-DOS Column Dave Rowell
94 Basic Takes Richard Ramella
98 The Next Step Hardin Brothers
108 Spreadsheet Beat L. H. Southmayd
112 Tidbit # 26
114 Express Checkouts Pro-Create 4.3, Microsoft Word 2.0, The Norton Utilities 3.0, Mod-4 by Jack
118 New Products
125 MS-DOS New Products
128 Ask Tandy

80 Microcomputing – Volume 68 – September, 1985


Issue Information:



Volume
# 68


Date
09/85


Load-80
Yes


Pages
132

Table of Contents:
       

Features

36 You Can Get There from Here Bradford N. Dixon What it takes to transfer files from one computer to another.
41 The Perfect Host Bennett Shulman Step-by-step Instructions for using Memdisk to transfer data at high baud rates. (Model 4)
48 My 10 Favorite Assembly-Language Subroutines Hardin Brothers The author serves up an assortment of input and screen-handling routines to merge with your Basic programs. (Models III and 4; Load 80)
56 Drawing in Detail Jim Abbassian and Glen E. Sparks Draw on our MacPaint-style graphics editor for classiy high-resolution designs. (Models III and 4; Load 80)
66 A Basic Programmer’s Best Friend Raymond Peizer Debugging is less of a bore with this cross-reference utility. (Model 4/4P; Load 80)

Departments

6 Load 80 Directory
8 Side Tracks Eric Maloney
12 Input
14 Feedback Loop Terry Kepner
22 Pulse Train Bradford N. Dixon
25 Reader Exchange
29 Reviews edited by Ryan Davis-Wright Supercross/XT, Accounts Receivable, Little Brother, Teach Your TRS-80 To Program Itself, Brainstormer
76 Project 80 Roger C. Alford
82 Dave’s MS-DOS Column Dave Rowell
86 Basic Takes Richard Ramella
90 The Next Step Hardin Brothers
94 Spreadsheet Beat Russ Couey
102 Express Checkouts The Offix Personal Office System, IDEA!, Homework, Inside CP/M Plus: A Guide for Users
112 Tidbit # 27
118 New Products edited by Mare-Anne Jarvela
125 MS-DOS New Products edited by Mare-Anne Jarvela
128 Ask Tandy

80 Microcomputing – Volume 69 – October, 1985


Issue Information:



Volume
# 69


Date
10/85


Load-80
Yes


Pages
132

Table of Contents:
       

On The Cover

40 Hard Decisions Vincent E. Meyer What you should know before you buy a hard disk.
44 Runing Hard Richard McGarvey Why your DOS can make or break your hard disk system.
52 Have Data, Will Travel Dave Rowel1 Getting software written on one computer to run on another. (Models I, III, and 4: Load 80; Models 1000, 1200, 2000, 100, and 200)
58 Files from the Crypt Raymond C. Boggs A second chance for removed or purged riles. (Model 4: Load 80)
88 Utilities Included: Comparing Super U and The Norton Utilities Dave Rowell In search of the better MS-DOS disk zapper.

Features

62 Key Notes Clifford I. Knight Play variations on your Model 4’s function keys with this easy-to-install filter. (Model 4: Load 80)
70 Next-Generation Software James W. Wood Designer genes for your computer. (Models I. III. and 4: Load 80; Models 1000 and 1200)
76 Patch Maker Sean E. P. Robinson The right way to manage patches. (Model III; Load 80)

Departments

6 Load 80 Directory
8 Mail-Order Maxims Daniel Harmon
12 Side Tracks Eric Maloney
14 Input
16 Feedback Loop Terry Kepner
21 Pulse Train Bradford N. Dixon
25 Reader Exchange
31 Reviews The Business Graphics Analysis Pak, Windowpad, Intercalc, Interprinter, Backrest, DoubleDuty, Tournament Chess, Chess Classics, The Home Health Guide for Children
82 Project 80 Roger C. Alford
88 Dave’s MS-DOS Column Dave Rowell
93 MS-DOS New Products edited by Mare-Anne Jarvela
96 Basic Takes Richard Ramella
100 The Next Step Hardin Brothers
106 Spreadsheet Beat R. E. Reinecke
111 Express Checkouts Total Learning System, Learning Basic for the Tandy 1000/2000, T/Maker 4.03, MLink Data Communications System
112 Tidbit # 28
122 New Products

80 Microcomputing – Volume 70 – November, 1985


Issue Information:



Volume
# 70


Date
11/85


Load-80
Yes


Pages
132

Table of Contents:
       

On The Cover

36 Prose and Cons: Advanced Model 4 Word Processing David Dalton A feature-by-feature comparison of eight products.
44 Printer Preservation Vincent E. Meyer Do your own tune-ups and repairs.
60 Fast Figures Richard J. Wagner When it comes to dis I/O, binary is better. (Models I and III; Load 80)

Features

54 Merge Right Andy Levinson Now you don’t have to ASCII before you merge Basic programs. (Models I and III; Load 80)
68 The Quiet Command Viron E. Payne, Sr. Teach Basic a new trick. (Models I, III, 4, 1000, and 1200)
72 Password Bypass Jeffrey G. Terry Crack protected files. (Models I, III, and 4; Load 80)
83 Savings and Loan David McAnaney What every borrower should know about the Rule of 78s. (Models I, III and 4; Load 80; Models 100 and 1200)

Departments

6 Load 80 Directory
8 Side Tracks Eric Maloney
12 Input
14 Feedback Loop Terry Kepner
21 Pulse Train Bradford N. Dixon
25 Reader Forum
29 Reviews edited by Ryan Davis-Wright PRO-NTO, Window-Comm, The Multi-Basic Compiler, Profile 4 Plus, DSM4, WindowDOS
88 Project 80 Roger C. Alford
94 Dave’s MS-DOS Column Dave Rowell
96 MS-DOS New Products edited by Mare-Anne Jarvela
98 Basic Takes Richard Ramella
102 The Next Step Hardin Brothers
108 Spreadsheet Beat John B. Harrell III
119 Express Checkouts CopyIIPC, FasType, The Programmer’s Guide to LDOS/TRSDOS Version 6.x, The Grafyx Solution
122 New Products edited by Mare-Anne Jarvela

80 Microcomputing – Volume 71 – December, 1985


Issue Information:



Volume
# 71


Date
12/85


Load-80
Yes


Pages
156

Table of Contents:
       

On The Cover

38 Born to Run John B. Harrell III An introduction to C, the language that goes everywhere.
41 Write Away Daniel Zenzel, Hr. All you need to run your own simple C programs. (Model 4: Load 80; Model 1000)
52 Net Results David H. Pleacher Our basketball statistics program shows you who’s hot and who’s not. (Models I, III, and 4: Load 80)
58 Window Screens Glen E. Sparks Painless hi-res Basic windows and pie charts. (Models III and 4; Load 80)
116 On Displays: Sprucing Up Your Spreadsheet John B. harrell III Spreadsheet Beat investigates Multiplan’s Lookup function and Lotus’ colors

Features

66 Interrupt Anytime Cary Oler Twelve programmable interrupts for TRSDOS 1.3 (Model III; Load 80)
74 The Right Address Maurice DYke Follow these directions to get TRSDOS 6.X system addresses. (Model 4; Load 80)
76 Rembrandt Reduc Dale Elton Rogerson Something extra for Model III users of our MacPaint-style graphics editor. (Model III; Load 80)
142 1985 Articles Index
142 1985 Reviews Index
144 1985 Load 80 Index

Departments

6 Load 80 Directory
8 Side Tracks Eric Maloney
12 Input
14 Feedback Loop Terry Kepner
21 Pulse Train Bradford N. Dixon
25 Reader Forum
29 Reviews GBasic 3.0, Draw, Hoy-Mouse Interface, The Money Decisions Series, Hyperzap, MULTIDOS 80/64, Typitall
82 Tidbit # 29
83 Tidbit # 30
84 Project 80 Roger C. Alford
92 Dave’s MS-DOS Column Dave Rowell
102 MS-DOS New Products edited by Mare-Anne Jarvela
106 Basic Takes Richard Ramella
108 The Next Step Hardin Brothers
116 Spreadsheet Beat John B. Harrell III
125 Express Checkouts WordPerfect 4.0, Telecommuter, How to Use Your Radio Shack Printer, PRO-X-FTS
122 New Products
152 Fine Lines

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