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Issue 16
July 1983

Nigel Clark
Consultant editor
Mike Johnston
Production editor
Harold Mayes MBE
Staff writer
John Gilbert
Program reviewer
Rebecca Ferguson
Editorial director
John Sterlicchi
Advertisement manager
John Ross
Sales executive
Annette Burrows
Editorial assistant
Margaret Hawkins
Production assistant
Dezi Epaminondou
Managing director
Terry Cartwright
Richard Hease

Sinclair User is published monthly by ECC Publications Ltd.

  • SINCLAIRVOYANCE We look into the future at possible developments of new machines.

  • SINCLAIR USER CLUB Games for the Spectrum and the ZX-81 are among the offers.

  • NEWS The Microdrive and the Micronet adaptor are imminent; there is growing speculation about Smiths ending sales of the ZX-81; software and much more.

  • LETTERS We have a wide variety of your opinions of recent moves in the world of Sinclair computers.

  • HARDWARE WORLD Stephen Adams reviews the improved printer for the ZX-81 which has been produced by Timex and the other latest hardware items.

  • SOFTWARE SCENE Another three pages of cassette reviews as the programs continue to reach the market.

  • DRAGON In our continuing series we look at another competitor.

  • SPECTRUM ASSEMBLERS Writing programs in machine code is difficult. John Gilbert reviews some of the cassettes which can make it easier.

  • RAM PACKS Memory expansion for the ZX-81 is a subject about which we receive many queries. Stephen Adams assesses what is available.

  • PROGRAM PRINTOUT Another 14 pages of listings for the Spectrum and ZX-81.

  • USER OF THE MONTH Our regular feature moves to Great Yarmouth, where Celia Sims proves that computing is not an exclusively male pastime.

  • MUSICMAKER In an extract from a recently-published book, Ian McLean shows how to make music from the Spectrum sound.

  • BEAMSCAN More and more technical uses are being found for the Spectrum. David Marsh reviews a new cassette which helps to case the problems of architects.

  • BOOKS John Gilbert reads some of the latest books on how to start programming.

  • SYSTEM VARIABLES Dilwyn Jones shows how to make the best of the Spectrum for your programs.

  • STARTING FROM SCRATCH For new owners of Sinclair machines, this is where to start.

  • SINCLAIR SIMON More adventures of our popular cartoon hero.

  • HELPLINE Andrew Hewson returns to problems about the display.

  • MIND GAMES Quentin Heath emerges from his dungeons to write about chess.


We shall announce details of our new programming awards sponsored jointly with CCS. More than £2,000 in prizes is being offered in the search for the programmers of the future. Do not miss your copy.

If you would like to contribute to any of the Sinclair User group of publications please send programs, articles or ideas for hardware projects to:
Sinclair User and Programs
ECC Publications,

Programs should be on cassette and articles should be typed. We cannot undertake to return them unless a stamped-addressed envelope is included.
We pay £10 for each program published and £50 per 1,000 words for each article used.

© Copyright 1983
Sinclair User
ISSN No. 0262-5458

Printed and typeset by
Cradley Print PLC.
Distributed by
Spotlight Magazine Distribution Ltd.

Cover photograph
Max Bradley
Cover illustration
Richard Dunn

Issue 15 - Mind Games Main Contents Sinclairvoyance