80 Microcomputing – Volume 60 – January, 1985

Issue Information:

Volume Number: 60
Date: 01/85
Load-80: Yes
Pages: 180

Table of Contents:

On The Cover

Page
Article
Author
Description
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

Page
Article
Author
Description
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

Page
Article
Author
Description
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 Number: 61
Date: 02/85
Load-80: Yes
Pages: 148

Table of Contents:

On The Cover

Page
Article
Author
Description
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

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

Departments

Page
Article
Author
Description
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 Number: 62
Date: 03/85
Load-80: Yes
Pages: 132

Table of Contents:

On The Cover

Page
Article
Author
Description
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

Page
Article
Author
Description
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

Page
Article
Author
Description
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 Number: 63
Date: 04/85
Load-80: Yes
Pages: 132

Table of Contents:

On The Cover

Page
Article
Author
Description
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

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

Departments

Page
Article
Author
Description
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 Number: 64
Date: 05/85
Load-80: Yes
Pages: 130

Table of Contents:

On The Cover

Page
Article
Author
Description
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

Page
Article
Author
Description
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

Page
Article
Author
Description
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 Number: 65
Date: 06/85
Load-80: Yes
Pages: 132

Table of Contents:

On The Cover

Page
Article
Author
Description
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

Page
Article
Author
Description
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

Page
Article
Author
Description
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 Number: 66
Date: 07/85
Load-80: Yes
Pages: 132

Table of Contents:

On The Cover

Page
Article
Author
Description
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

Page
Article
Author
Description
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

Page
Article
Author
Description
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 Number: 67
Date: 08/85
Load-80: Yes
Pages: 132

Table of Contents:

On The Cover

Page
Article
Author
Description
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

Page
Article
Author
Description
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

Page
Article
Author
Description
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 Number: 68
Date: 09/85
Load-80: Yes
Pages: 132

Table of Contents:

Features

Page
Article
Author
Description
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

Page
Article
Author
Description
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 Number: 69
Date: 10/85
Load-80: Yes
Pages: 132

Table of Contents:

On The Cover

Page
Article
Author
Description
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

Page
Article
Author
Description
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

Page
Article
Author
Description
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 Number: 70
Date: 11/85
Load-80: Yes
Pages: 132

Table of Contents:

On The Cover

Page
Article
Author
Description
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

Page
Article
Author
Description
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

Page
Article
Author
Description
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 Number: 71
Date: 12/85
Load-80: Yes
Pages: 156

Table of Contents:

On The Cover

Page
Article
Author
Description
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

Page
Article
Author
Description
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

Page
Article
Author
Description
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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