80 Microcomputing – 1986

80 Microcomputing – Volume 72 – January, 1986


Issue Information:



Volume
# 72


Date
01/86


Load-80
Yes


Pages
140

Table of Contents:
       

On The Cover

34 RAM Tough: Memory for 8 Bits Hardin Brothers It’s a board. . .it’s a plane. . .it’s Supermem.
36 Perfect Fit: Model 1000 Multifunction Boards Dave Rowell Four add-ons compared.
40 On the Upgrade Tsun Tarn A body-building course for the Model 4P.
52 Speed Writing Joe Lindsey Turbo-charge your Epson printer.
58 Astronomical Delights Michael F. O’Rellly With our starfinder system, you won’t get lost in space. (Models I, III, and 4; Load 80; Model 1000)
70 A Happy Medium Dauid M. Roberts Run I/III cassette software without leaving the comfort of Model 4 mode. (Model 4; Load 80)
76 Blank Expressions John Ratzlaff The discreet way to enter sensitive data. (Model III; Load 80)
80 Power Lines Stewart F. Hunter Get a report on the work habits of your Basic program lines. (Models I and III; 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 Forum
31 Reviews edited by Ryan Davis-Wright Model 4 DeskMate, Supermem, TanPak, MFB-1000, MM-4Nl, Memory Plus, DosTamer 6.X, Post Plus, Screen Editor 2.3
86 Project 80 Roger C. Alford
96 Dave’s MS-DOS Column Dave Rowell
98 MS-DOS New Products edited by Mare-Anne Jarvela
104 Basic Takes Richard Ramella
107 Tidbit #31
108 The Next Step Hardin Brothers
110 Tidbit #32
114 Spreadsheet Beat edited by John B. Harrell III
125 Express Checkouts PFS:Write, T-View, Monte’s Basic, Disk +, Computer Diplomacy
128 New Products edited by Mare-Anne Jarvela
132 Fine Lines

80 Microcomputing – Volume 73 – February, 1986


Issue Information:



Volume
# 73


Date
02/86


Load-80
Yes


Pages
172

Table of Contents:
       

On The Cover

29 The Model 4D: Tandy’s 8-Bit Burro Gets a Boost Terry Kepner Rating the revamped Model 4.
36 The Numbers Game Dave Rowell A primer on using numbers in Basic.
42 Higher Mathematics Merton L Davis A calculator for those times when accuracy really counts. (Models I. III, and 4; Load 80)
44 Putting Things Precisely D Y Barrer Double precision for an octet of Basic math functions. (Models I, III, 4: Load 80: Models 1000, 1200, and 2000)
48 Finding Your Roots Roxton Baker The equation solver to use when you’re solving more than one. (Models I. III. and 4: Load 80; Models 1000 and 2000)
60 Sounds Incredible Robert Anderson How to make your 4 sound better. (Model 4; Load 80)
66 Macro Economics Craig Chaiken Custom macros for TRSDOS 1.3. (Model III; Load 80)
68 Free the Tandy 14 (K) Robert L Smith and Dave Rowell Squeeze extra memory out of your Tandy 1000. (Model 1000)
84 Hard Wares: Comparing Two Megamemory Hard Drives Dave Rowell The lowdown on two low-priced drives for the 1000.

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 The Model 4D, HIDRAW Programmer, DOS-Help, The FastPak Mailing List System, Unikey, PRO-ZShell
70 Project 80 Roger C Alford
84 Dave’s MS-DOS Column Dave Rowell
88 MS-DOS New Products
94 Basic Takes Richard Ramella
100 The Next Step Hardin Brothers
108 Spreadsheet Beat
112 Tidbit # 33
112 Tidbit # 34
115 Express Checkouts TRSDOS 6.2 Utilities, MicroZap, Lovejoy’s Preparation for the SAT, Monte’s Toolkit
120 New Products
128 Fine Lines

80 Microcomputing – Volume 74 – March, 1986


Issue Information:


Volume
# 74


Date
03/86


Load-80
Yes


Pages
172

Table of Contents:
       

On The Cover

27 Tandy’s Model 600: You Can Take It with You Bradford N Dixon Tandy’s new laptop weighs in.
34 To Each His Own Hardin Brothers This data base manager lets you add a personal touch. (Models 4 and 1000: Load 80)
44 Making Adjustments Gerard Kiernan A simple way to ensure good driving habits. (Models III and 4)
48 Points of View Glen E Sparks Routines to turn your graphlc images around. (Models III and 4; Load 80)
56 The Disappeariug DOS Craig Chalken Execute system functions from within DOS. (Models I and III; Load 80)
60 Circular Reasoning Nate Salsbury Reducing source code through an Assembly-language loophole. (Models I, III, and 4)
68 We Interrupt This Program Dave Rowell Traffic control for the Model 1000.

Departments

6 Load 80 Directory
8 Side Tracks Eric Maloney
12 Input
14 Feedback Loop Terry Kepner
29 Pulse Train Bradford N Dixon
23 Reader Forum
27 Reviews edited by Ryan Davis-Wright Tandy’s Model 600, MRAS, KAMAS, REF, Infoscan, Micro Memo, Interactive File Control
68 Dave’s MS-DOS Column Dave Rowell
74 MS-DOS New Products edited by Mare-Anne Jarvela
80 Basic Takes Richard Ramella
84 The Next Step Hardin Brothers
94 Spreadsheet Beat edited by John B Harrell III
112 Tidbit # 35
112 Tidbit # 36
118 Express Checkouts TRSDOS 6.2 Utilities, MicroZap, Lovejoy’s Preparation for the SAT, Monte’s Toolkit
120 HOT CoCo Section A Fine Fix, Point Fixing, Ample Justification, Animal House, Check Point, Doctor ASCII, Color Monitor
160 New Products
168 Fine Lines

80 Microcomputing – Volume 75 – April, 1986


Issue Information:



Volume
# 75


Date
04/86


Load-80
Yes


Pages
166
Size
55.6MB
TOSEC NAME
80 Microcomputing v75 (1986)(CW Communications)

Table of Contents:
       

On The Cover

27 MS-DOS Scripsit: Honorable Mention, but No Prize Eric Grevstad Putting out the word on the newest Scripsit.
34 Vital Statistics: Analyzing Data on Your Micro John C Cobb A survey of commercial statistics software.
44 Keeping Tabs David C Andresen and Beverly Woodbury Try your hand at tabulating statistical data. (Models I, III, 4, and 1000; Load 80)
52 Name That Computer The prize is right. Win a Model I by identifying 10 computers from the not-so-distant past.
54 Quick Draw John D. Wolfskill Fast and easy graphics commands for the Model 4. (Load 80)
60 Taking Up Residence Dave Rowell The anatomy of a memory-resident program. (Models 1000 and 1200)
74 A Closer Look at PEEK and POKE James S Kidston Novel applications for two old standbys. (Model III: 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 Forum
27 Reviews edited by Ryan Davis-Wright MS-DOS Scripsit, Quick Basic, Designer and Snapshot, Teleterm, SASSE and Memoir
78 Project 80 Roger C. Alford
90 Dave’s MS-DOS Column Dave Rowell
94 MS-DOS New Products edited by Mare-Anne Jarvela
97 Basic Takes Richard Ramella
102 The Next Step Hardin Brothers
106 Spreadsheet Beat edited by John B Harrell III
118 Express Checkouts Electric Webster Grammar and Style Checker; BSORT 51; Multiple Choice, The Tandy Portable Computer
120 HOT CoCo Section Aiming High, True to Form, Draft Pix, Check PPoint, Doctor ASCII, Color Monitor
152 New Products edited by Mare-Anne Jarvela
160 Fine Lines

80 Microcomputing – Volume 76 – May, 1986


Issue Information:



Volume
# 76


Date
05/86


Load-80
Yes


Pages
164

Table of Contents:
       

Features

34 The Smartest Peripheral Thomas L Quindry and John D Wolfskill The Model 100 teams up with the Model 4. (Load 80)
48 Help Yourself Daniel Zenzel Do yourself a favor by creating customized help files. (Model 4; Load 80)
54 Step Up to BAT Renato Reyes Hitting it off with MS-DOS batch flles. (Model 1000)
60 A Display of Character Roberto Refinetti POKE around on the Model 4/4P/4D screen.
62 Counter Intelligence Craig Chalken On the trail of Assembly-Language bugs. (Model III; Load 80)
82 Learning GOTO Gracefully Bruce Tonkin The first installment of The Art of Programming explores the advantages and pitfalls of Basic’s GOTO.

Departments

Departments

6 Load 80 Directory
12 Side Tracks Eric Maloney
14 Input
16 Feedback Loop Terry Kepner
21 Pulse Train Bradford N Dixon
25 Reader Forum
27 Reviews edited by Ryan Davis-Wright ZBasic, MD-DOS LeScript, The Bread Board System, the Courier 2400 Modem, PRO-ESP, 1dir, Starbridge DOS, Speed Reading Plus
66 Project 80 Roger C. Alford
76 Dave’s MS-DOS Column Dave Rowell
80 MS-DOS New Products edited by Mare-Anne Jarvela
82 The Art of Programming Bruce Tonkin
88 The Next Step Hardin Brothers
116 Express Checkouts The Hard Disk Controller and 10-Megabyte Hard Disk System; Using Super Utility+ 3.x, Super Utility 4/4P, and Powertool, Webster’s New World Spelling Checker
120 HOT CoCo Section PEEK Performance, Just Write, Natural Selection, Check Point, Doctor ASCII, Color Monitor
152 New Products edited by Mare-Anne Jarvela
160 Fine Lines

80 Microcomputing – Volume 77 – June, 1986


Issue Information:



Volume
# 77


Date
06/86


Load-80
Yes


Pages
156

Table of Contents:
       

Features

29 The Model 3000: Tandy’s Bundle of Muscle Dave Rowell Tandy’s AT compatible packs a wallop.
38 Pulling Strings Lewis Rosenfelder With Basic’s INSTR command, one string can lead to another. (All systems: Load 80)
42 Truth AND Consequences Hardin Brothers Explore practical applications for Boolean operators in Basic. (All systems: Load 80)
48 Chain Links Bruce Tonkln Feeling cramped for memory? Chaining techniques can provide the space you need. (Models 4. 1000. 1200, 2000, and 3000).
54 Internal Affairs Robert D Covington Inside the 8088’s machine-language instruction set. (Models 1000 and 1200)
64 Have a Nice Data Pat Anderson The pleasant way to encode Data statements. (Models I, III, 4, and 1000; Load 80)
68 A Hard Bargain Jim Creasy Get what you pay for – 10 megabytes of memory at a reasonable price. (Model 1000)
72 Different Strokes Chris Joy Two Model III utilities that cut down on typing. (Load 80)
78 Transfer Points Dan Keen and Robert Murray Building a null modem adapter gives you the right connections. (All systems)
82 Time on Your Side Roberto Refinetti Don’t go running back to TRSDOS to set the time and date. (Models 4, 4P. and 4D)

Departments

6 Load 80 Directory
8 Side Tracks
12 Mail-Order Maxims
14 Input
18 Feedback Loop
23 Pulse Train
27 Reader Forum
29 Reviews The Model 3000, AFM, The Portable Disk Drive, Superdisk, CPEmulator
84 Project 80
90 Dave’s MS-DOS Column
94 MS-DOS New Products
100 The Art of Programming
106 The Next Step
112 How to Use 80 Micro Program Listings
118 Express Checkouts From Basic to 8086/8088, Assembly Language, Rambo: First Blood Part II, Modem 80, Mask Maker
121 HOT CoCo Section
144 New Products
152 Fine Lines

80 Microcomputing – Volume 78 – July, 1986


Issue Information:



Volume
# 78


Date
07/86


Load-80
Yes


Pages
164

Table of Contents:
       

Features

34 Going Public Bradford N Dixon Tapping the reserve of public-domain software. (All systems)
37 The Great 80 Micro Disk Swap Let’s make a deal. Send us your favorite public-domain software: we’ll send you ours. (All systems)
40 A Driver of Your Own Device Robert D Covington Overcome incompatibility problems with a customized device driver. (Models 1000, 1200, 2000, and 3000)
52 Working Within the System Daniel Zenzel Jr SYS13/SYS provides a means of altering the chain of command within TRSDOS 6.2. (Model 4; Load 80)
60 Bring ‘Em Back Alive David A Willlams Recover files from the dead. (Model 4/4P/4D)
65 High Time Frank A Yacucci How good time can be kept all Model 4 users. (Load 80)
73 Go Wild Craig Chalken Three TRSDOS 1.3 wildcard utilities to make file management more civilized. (Model III; Load 80)
78 Breaking Away Harry Bee Binary AND and OR get your programs running in cycles. (All systems)

Departments

6 Load 80 Directory
8 Side Tracks Eric Maloney
12 Input
14 Feedback Loop Terry Kepner
19 Pulse Train Bradford N Dixon
22 Reader Forum
25 Reviews edited by Ryan Davis-Wright Fast80 BBS, The Creator, VP-Planner, Super ROM, Ultimate ROM II, C: A Programming Workshop, Introducing C
58 Spotlight on Scripsit Eric Bagai
84 Dave’s MS-DOS Column Dave Rowell
88 MS-DOS New Products
92 The Art Of Programming Bruce Tonkin
98 The Next Step Hardin Brothers
112 How to Use 80 Micro Program Listings Beve Woodbury
116 Express Checkouts edited by Ryan Davis-Wright Elixir; Rose’s Mod 4 CP/M; The Spreadsheet; Z-EDIT
119 HOT CoCo Section
152 New Products
160 Fine Lines

80 Microcomputing – Volume 79 – August, 1986


Issue Information:



Volume
# 79


Date
08/86


Load-80
Yes


Pages
164

Table of Contents:
       

Features

27 MS-DOS Disk Utilities: Don’t Leave Home Without Them John B. Harrell III Choosing the right tools for your needs.
34 CP/M Lives Ed Joyce The beat goes on. and on. and on. (Model 4 and MS-DOS computers)
42 Environmental Controls Renato Reyes Regulate batch files through the MS-DOS environment space.
48 Disguise Your Data Thomas W. Higginbotham The secrets of encrypting sensitive flles. (Models III, 4, 1000, and 1200: Load 80)
56 Name That Computer And the winners are …
60 Good Filekeeping David L. Kuzminski Catalog up to 800 flles in a master directory. (Model 4: Load 80)
66 Easydata: Take Two Robert Hood Easydata’s return engagement features a sort routine. (Model III: Load 80)
70 Unpatch Alex Roosakoos How to deal with patches that no longer suit you. (Model III: Load 80)
74 File Safe Debbie Cooper Protect your MS-DOS files from an untimely death.
80 DOS Diversions Craig Chalken A SYSRES workalike for TRSDOS 1.3.
88 Sequential Files: Data All in a Row Bruce Tonkin The ins and outs of storing data sequentially. (All systems)

Departments

6 Load 80 Directory
8 Side Tracks Eric Maloney
11 Guest Editorial Bruce Tonkin
12 Input
14 Feedback Loop Terry Kepner
19 Pulse Train Bradford N. Dixon
27 Reviews The Norton Utilities; PC Tools; The Disk Management System; The Brown Bag File Recovery System; Super Utility/PC; Insights and RAM Trek IV; The PC20-1000; The Statewide 20 Hard Disk Kit; The Zuckerboard; The Turner Hall Card; Maxit; TS-DOS; Lapdos; TuneSmith
83 Tidbits #37 and #38
84 Dave’s MS-DOS Column Dave Rowell
88 The Art Of Programming Bruce Tonkin
94 The Next Step Hardin Brothers
112 How to Use 80 Micro Program Listings
120 Express Checkouts
125 HOT CoCo Section
150 New Products
160 Fine Lines

80 Microcomputing – Volume 80 – September, 1986


Issue Information:



Volume
# 80


Date
09/86


Load-80
Yes


Pages
156

Table of Contents:
       

Features

27 The New Scripsit Makes All the Pieces Fit The real Scripsit stands up-finally.
34 The Wonderful World of Tandy 1000 Add-ons Let our research be your guide to getting the best hardware for your Model 1000.
52 The Modem 100 Jeff Holtzman For about $30. you can turn your Model 100 into a modem for your desktop computer.
62 Move It! John D Wolfskill Machine-language subroutines that set Model 4 text and graphics displays in motion. (Load 80)
68 Making the Grade Orest Kowalyshyn Our computerized grade book will get high marks from teachers. (Models 4 and 1000: Load 80)
80 Gone Without a Trace Jacques L Robitaille Removed files can come back to plague you: erased files disappear – forever. (Model 4/4P/4D: Load 80)
82 Brain Breakers Harry Bee Test your powers of reasoning and your math skills while solving long-division puzzles. (Models III, 4, and 1000; Load 80)

Departments

6 Load 80 Directory
8 Side Tracks Eric Maloney
12 Input
14 Feedback Loop Terry Kepner
19 Pulse Train Bradford N Dixon
27 Reviews edited by Ryan Davis-Wright Scripsit Pro; Window Weaver; LX200 Trackball; L-PC Lite-Pen; Let’s C; Eco-C Name and Address System
86 Dave’s MS-DOS Column Dave Rowell
90 The Art Of Programming Bruce Tonkin
98 Public Works Branford N Dixon
100 The Next Step Hardin Brothers
112 How to Use 80 Micro Program Listings Beverly Woodbury
114 Express Checkouts Software Spar Parts, C Language Routines and Utilities, Lap Coder, The Visisble Computer: 8088
116 Debug
122 HOT CoCo Section Quick Menu; Check PPoint; Doctor ASCII; Color Monitor
150 New Products compiled by Ryan Davis-Wright
160 Fine Lines Harry Bee

80 Microcomputing – Volume 81 – October, 1986


Issue Information:



Volume
# 81


Date
10/86


Load-81
Yes


Pages
216

Table of Contents:
       

Features

27 Stacking Up MS-DOS Subroutines Thomas L Quindy Four subroutine libraries compared.
34 The Complete Guide to Basic Debugging Lewis Rosenfelder Give your sanity and your programs with our comprehensive debugging directory. (Models I, III, 4 and 1000)
36 21 Debugging Hints
40 Master Checklist
42 A Guide to Basic Error Messages
114 The Road to Better Sorting Hardin Brothers Seven all-occasion sorts. Choose the right one to get the job done fast. (Models 4. 1000. 1200 and 3000: Load 80)
124 What’s Your Function? Joel M Hornan How to make the most of Basic’s DEF FN command. (Models III. 4, and 1000)
126 Restorative Powers David Goben A sure cure for accidental resets within Scripsit. (Models I, III, and 4/4P/4D: Load 80)

Departments

6 Load 80 Directory
8 Side Tracks Eric Maloney
10 Input
12 Feedback Loop
19 Pulse Train Bradford N Dixon
25 Reader Forum
27 Reviews edited by Ryan Davis-Wright BasicA Scientific Subroutine Library; Finally; The Inside Track; Peeks ‘n Pokes; Mr. Ed; The Word Machine 4.0b; Able One; GW-Convert
134 Dave’s MS-DOS Column Dave Rowell
140 The Art of Programming Bruce Tonkin
145 Public Works Bradford N Dixon
146 Debug
148 The Next Step Hardin Brothers
158 How to Read 80 Micro
162 Express Checkouts AT4X4Plus; The Norton Editor; TRScat; Dots-Perfect
170 HOT CoCo Section
197 New Products
208 Fine Lines

80 Microcomputing – Volume 82 – November, 1986


Issue Information:



Volume
# 82


Date
11/86


Load-80
Yes


Pages
160

Table of Contents:
       

Features

27 Roll Over, Beethoven Bobby Ballard The Music Studio: a sound Investment for Tandy 1000 users.
40 A Language of Choice John B Harrell III An introduction to the world beyond Basic. (All systems)
54 Let There Be Light Pens Rod and Joyce Kreuter Transform a penlight from Radio Shack into a light pen for your Tandy 1000.
62 Quick Chips Thomas L Quindry What you should know before installing an 8087 math coprocessor or NEC V20 chip. (Tandy 1000)
70 Print No Evil Debbie Cooper Don’t let an accidental screen-print command hang up your Tandy 1000.
72 Designer Labels Jacques L Robitaille Index your TRSDOS directory flies. (Model 4/4P: Load 80)
74 Call Me 10DD29 Norton C Richardson A Journey to the outer reaches of the number system. (Models I, III, and 4 or the Tandy 1000 or 3000; Load 80)
80 Sudden Breaks Dave Rowell Put the brakes on the hold, print, and break keys. (Tandy 1000)

Departments

6 Load 80 Directory
8 Side Tracks Eric Maloney
10 Input
12 Feedback Loop
25 Reader Forum
27 Reviews edited by Jeffrey Frentzen The Music Studio, The Contix Operating System, Multiplan 2.0, The Small-C Compiler, TSAM/BCI, Money Organizer Plus
80 Dave’s MS-DOS Column by Dave Rowell
83 Tidbit #38
86 The Art Of Programming Bruce Tonkin
90 Public Works by Ryan Davis-Wright
94 The Next Step by Hardin Brothers
103 Debug
111 Express Checkouts SmartNotes, Dan Bricklin’s Demo Program, TKO, The 80286 Architecture
132 How to Use 80 Micro Program Listings
140 New Products
156 Fine Lines
126 Restorative Powers David Goben A sure cure for accidental resets within Scripsit. (Models I, III, and 4/4P/4D: Load 80)

80 Microcomputing – Volume 83 – December, 1986


Issue Information:



Volume
# 83


Date
12/86


Load-80
Yes


Pages
184
Size
63.7MB
TOSEC NAME
80 Microcomputing v83 (1986)(CW Communications)

Table of Contents:
       

Features

38 Tandy Raises the Ante Dave Rowell and Ryan Davis-Wright The soul of Tandy’s new MS-DOS machines.
46 The Mean Screen Editing Machine John Ratzlaff Replace your Model 4’s line editor with a full-screen editor. (Load 80)
96 Spooling Around Craig Chaiken Use RAM to create an efficient print spooler. (Model 4/4P in Model III mode; Load 80)
54 Bit Fixer Stewart F Hunter A fine fix for single-bit disk errors. (Models I, III, 4, and Tandy 1000; Load 80)
58 Pick a Font, Any Font David A Williams Take advantage of your printer’s special features without programming control codes. (Tandy 1000, 2000, and 3000)
89 Tandy Tunes Don Phillip Gibson Playing with the Tandy 1000’s music chip.
101 Thanks for the Memory Dave Rowell Addressing the 8088’s 16-bit architecture. (Tandy 1000, 1200, 2000, and 3000)

Departments

6 Load 80 Directory
8 Side Tracks Eric Maloney
10 Input
12 Feedback Loop
19 Pulse Train Ryan Davis-Wright
22 Reader Forum
25 Reviews edited by Jeffrey Frentzen BetterTools 2.0, ProDesign II, FlickerFree, The Travelcomm 1200, The Wordprocessor, QuickBasic 2.0
101 Dave’s MS-DOS Column Dave Rowell
105 Debug
106 The Art Of Programming Bruce Tonkin
108 Public Works Ryan Davis-Wright
110 The Next Step Hardin Brothers
122 Express Checkouts DosTamer-PC, Hip-Pocket Helpers, Deskmerge, Hacker II: The Doomsday Papers, Refer
157 1986 Index
161 New Products
164 How to Use 80 Micro Program Listings
180 Fine Lines

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