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COMPILATION: AMSTRAD ACTION COVERTAPE #052 - AA CHRISTMAS CASSETTE
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The AA Xmas Covertape

It's that time of year again when socks are getting nailed to walls and final demands are being written to Santa. Yes, Christmas is heading this way, and to help spread the cheer here's the sensational seasonal AA cover tape, crammed with goodies...

THE UNTOUCHABLES BY: OCEAN SIDE: 1
FILES: UNTOUCH.BAS, UNTOUCH.BIN, UNTOUCH.SND

“Dur... Hey, boss, looks like we gotta a good un here. Ya know we's gotta take a stroll round Chicago and put an end to that sucker Capone. Why, I'd like to fill him full o' lead... ”

Back you go, to the heady days of prohibition. You're a G-man, a special breed of untouchable Government agent, whose job it is to bring an end to A1 Capone and his mercenaries. Oh, and you don't take kindly to bribes, beer and broads. You play Elliot Ness, leader of the Untouchables, and must obtain sufficient evidence to imprison the nefarious Al Capone. “Da, boss, can't I pump him with slugs?"

The full game consists of six levels in which you have to uncover the evidence for Al Capone's conviction. "I'd much rather shoot him, boss - go on, gimme de chance.”

Help Elliot Ness in his hour of need, save Chicago from that naughty gangster and his alcoholic plots - on seconds thoughts shoot Elliot and carry on bootlegging. "Hey, boss, ya's confusing me."

The covertape acually contains the whole of Level Three, where Elliot Ness and his buddies must wipe out the gangsters in the alleyways. You're making your way to Chicago Central Station to stop Al Capone's accountant escaping. Fire by moving the crosshairs and duck behind the wall to reload.

SUN CROSSWORD BY: AKOM SIDE: 2
FILES: SUN.BIN, SUN1.BIN

Sun readers have been persecuted for a long time, accused of stupidity and supposedly not caring who is prime minister so long as she has big, erm... (that's enough of chat - Ed). Well, tune to prove doubting readers of other newspapers otherwise Because, on the cover tape you'll find a usable demo of Akom's superb Sun Computer Cross Words.

Rewind to the beginning of side two of the AA Cover cassette and type in RUN “SUN" (or RUN "" or RUN "MENU" - so many choices, sc little time to pick them all) followed by a stab at the Return button. Press 1 and hit Return when prompted for a crossword puzzle. The puzzle will load and you'll be set to play.

A crossword will appear on screen and a prompt will ask you for a clue number. Simply follow all the prompts and you won't go wrong. Extra clues are available (snigger) if you have trouble. Failing that, the solution can be called up. But you won't resort to that, will you?

GUNSLINGER BY: DOMINIC WALSH SIDE: 2
FILES: GUNSLING.BAS, DATA.BIN, CODE.BIN

Remember the good old days of Boot Hill? The wonderful arcade game in which you took on the role of a cowboy and had to shoot your opponent before he shot you? Now you can reenact those days with Dominic's wonderful Boot Hill clone, Gunslinger.

The game is for two players, and each person controls the on-screen hombre by using the keyboard. The idea is simple - dodge your opponent's bullets while trying to blast bullets into his body. You have five lives - first one to zero loses. And now the key controls:

Player 1                 Player 2

(numeric keypad) (main keyboard)
5-left                 W — left
6-right                 E - right
4-up                   Q-up
1-down                 A-down
0 - Are                 S - fire

You can find Gunslinger on side 2 of the cover cassette. Either rewind to around half way, type RUN “GUNSLING.BAS" and then press return or rewind to the beginning of side 2 and enter RUN "" (or RUN 'MENU")

Don't worry if the character set looks a little strange when the game is loading - this is because Gunslinger uses most of the user-defined graphics and some letters become bits of cowboy or rock. To reset the graphics to normal you'll have to reset the computer when you've had enough of gunfighting.

WORD PROCESSOR BY: CARL HARRISON SIDE: 2
FILES: WP.BAS, READ.ME

Everyone has to write a letter at some stage -whether it's to an outer Mongolian pen pal or for a job application on AA. Doing the dirty with a typewriter is one way, but unless you're a proficient typist you'll end of with a letter that consists of more tippex than paper. Pen and paper is another; but if your hand writing is anything like Rod's, you're not safe to be let loose with a biro - believe me. Your only other alternative is to use a word processor Unfortunately they don't come cheap - unless, of course, you have access to the AA cover tape.

Conveniently enough, there's a fabulous text editor on the cassette from Carl Harrison. It's written in BASIC, but don't that put you off as it is feature-packed, fast enough and very easy to use.

Just look at some of the features available: word and character counting; good printer support with 20 printer control codes including NLQ; 80 column editing; 26 colour palette for border, paper and pen; full cursor control; beginning of line, end of line, top of document and bottom of document with just two keystrokes; character conversion to upper or lower case; file merging; file encryption and decryption.

Run the word processor by rewinding to near the beginning of side 2 and typing in RUN “WP.BAS". Alternatively rewind to the beginning of side 2 and type RUN or RUN "MENU”.

Following the word processor on the tape is a document called RE AD.ME - this contains full operating instructions. Run Carl's word processor and elect to load a document (option 3). Then view the text file by hitting the edit button (key 2 in the main menu). To return to the menu screen when editing a document press Control and M simultaneously.

TYPEWRITER
BY: PAT MACDONALD
SIDE: 1

FILES: TWRITER.BAS

Ex tech-ed Pat MacDonald created this nifty utility to help with the entry of programs from type-ins and cheat mode.

Typewriter intercepts the CPC whenever a carriage return is entered and calculates a checksum based on the contents of the line that you just typed. The checksum is printed on screen and you must compare it with the value printed in the magazine. If both are the same then the line is correct - if not check the typed in line and alter it as necessary. Your type-ins need never be wrong again! Cheers, Pat.

Get to roughly the hall-way mark on side 2 of the cassette and enter RUN “TWRHER.BAS”. Don't forget to press return. Alternatively rewind to the beginning of side 1 and type RUN" or RUN "MENU''

Enter Y or N to the question "Am I a CPC 464" and then type NEW followed by Return when control comes back to you. Start entering a type-in. Each time you enter a line, a checksum will appear on the screen.

 

TRANSFERRING TO DISK 

There s a utility on the tape written, once again, by a former AA team member - Gary Barrett.

 Let s hear it lor the former AA boys, boys. To copy all programs from tape to disk simply type RUN "" or RUN MENU" when the cassette is wound to the beginning of either side. Pick the relevant option from the menu that eventually appears. Follow all prompts from there. Make sure you have a disk with plenty of free space before running the transfer utility. You wouldn't want to make Gary s program angry, now would you?

AA#52

COMPILATION: AMSTRAD ACTION COVERTAPE #052 - AA CHRISTMAS CASSETTE
(c) AMSTRAD ACTION , FUTURE PUBLISHING

★ YEAR: 1990
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★ GENRE: COMPILATION , MAGAZINE COVER TAPE , UTILITY

★ COLLECTION: COMPILATION-AMSTRAD ACTION COVERTAPE

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L'Amstrad CPC est une machine 8 bits à base d'un Z80 à 4MHz. Le premier de la gamme fut le CPC 464 en 1984, équipé d'un lecteur de cassettes intégré il se plaçait en concurrent  du Commodore C64 beaucoup plus compliqué à utiliser et plus cher. Ce fut un réel succès et sorti cette même années le CPC 664 équipé d'un lecteur de disquettes trois pouces intégré. Sa vie fut de courte durée puisqu'en 1985 il fut remplacé par le CPC 6128 qui était plus compact, plus soigné et surtout qui avait 128Ko de RAM au lieu de 64Ko.