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Home Computing Weekly
No. 9
May 3-9, 1983


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No. 9
May 3-9, 1983
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Contents

News				5,6,8,10
U.S. Scene			6
1,000 Competition		7
One Mans View			10
Oric-1 program			11
Land your helicopter safely
Letters				15
Software reviews		17
utilities for VIC-20, Spectrum
ZX81 programming		18
Getting a quart into a pint pot
VIC-20 programming		21
High resolution graphics, without an add-on
Spectrum program		25
A game made for two
BBC programming			27
Fast moving graphics
Software reviews		29
Games without frontiers
VIC-20 program			31
Eat the fruit and avoid the goblin in Munch Maze
Software reviews		35
Setting a course for VICtory
Spectrum software reviews	39
Profile: Chameleon		42

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Atari 2600 and on Atari 400 and 800 cmputers fitted with adaptor sockets. And Mr. Pickard says he plans to sell them on cassette for other home computers within six months.

Each cartridge costs 39.95 for two games and the first consignment is due here by the end of the month. They have names like Cathouse Blues, Philly Flasher, Burning Desire and Knight on the Town.

All feature naked men and women and in most cases the aim of the games is for couples to meet in explicit sex scenes.

Mr. Pickard said the catridges would have padlocks on the boxes so children could not get to them.

Mrs. Whitehouse compared this to the idea of an X-certificate cable TV channel which, if the plan had gone ahead, would have an electronic lock.

She said: "Its just plain daft. If you have these things in the house theres no way you can stop children from seeing them.

"The cinema is outside the home and children are not allowed to see some films. But anything that comes into the home has to be seen as to its effect on the child. No society should put the interests of the adult before those of its children."

Her view is shared by the director of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, Dr. Alan Cilmour.

He said: "The view of sex portrayed by such ghastly offering can twist a childs mind for life."

Lawyers for Atari are looking into the possibility of taking action against Silverfox - but they can only act if its trademark is being infringed.

Ataris UK boss Graham Clark said: "We obviously deplore the stuff. The fact that they say its Atari compatible does not do us any good."

And Mike Wilding, software market analyst for the company, said: "We are waiting until they come on to the market.

"Im waiting for word from our solicitors on how we stand legally. Unless our trademark is being infringed theres no action we can take.

"On the subject matter it would be unfair to comment until we have seen them. If they are breaking the law in other respects its up to the police."

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BASIC, look you

Try programming in Welsh BASIC - and, no, its not a joke says the man who has just brought out BASIC CYMRAEG.

David Loverseed, proprietor of David Computer Software, said: "Its quite serious, but its hardly a commercial proposition. We did it for fun, really."

The program, which costs 6, is loaded after standard BASIC into the Sharp MZ-80A and MZ-80K computers. It automatically translates the tokenised BASIC words into their Welsh equivalent. 

Programs are interchangeable and can be listed in either Welsh or English, depending on the BASIC loaded, irrespective of the version used to write the program.

David Computer Software, 38 South Parade, Bramhall, Stockport SK7 3BJ
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