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This is maybe old news for some, but while looking for something else I discovered most issues of Your Computer are scanned and available in the big brother archive.org: http://archive.org/details/your-computer-magazine

This was one of the few magazines I could get hold of in my childhood, and a source for hours and hours of typing in Dragon listings. Maybe we can make some kind of index of its Dragon articles?

For instance:

Dragon Explorer - http://archive.org/stream/your-computer ... 1/mode/2up
6809 Dragon Express - http://archive.org/stream/your-computer ... 2/mode/1up
Sky Shield - http://archive.org/stream/your-computer ... 4/mode/1up
Dragon 64 (review) - http://archive.org/stream/your-computer ... 9/mode/2up
The Wall - http://archive.org/stream/your-computer ... 0/mode/1up
Lower Case - http://archive.org/stream/your-computer ... 2/mode/1up
Dragon Interceptor - http://archive.org/stream/your-computer ... 3/mode/2up
Soft Keys - http://archive.org/stream/your-computer ... 5/mode/2up
Hi-Res Colour (Frogsy) - http://archive.org/stream/your-computer ... 1/mode/2up
Convoy - http://archive.org/stream/your-computer ... 5/mode/2up
Sprites - http://archive.org/stream/your-computer ... 4/mode/1up
Gobbler - http://archive.org/stream/your-computer ... 3/mode/2up
Editor and Assembler - http://archive.org/stream/your-computer ... 7/mode/2up
Dragon Kart - http://archive.org/stream/your-computer ... 1/mode/2up
Dragon Animator - http://archive.org/stream/your-computer ... 6/mode/1up
Snaky - http://archive.org/stream/your-computer ... 9/mode/1up
Dragon Forth - http://archive.org/stream/your-computer ... 0/mode/1up
Disco Lights - http://archive.org/stream/your-computer ... 4/mode/1up
Dragon Files - http://archive.org/stream/your-computer ... 4/mode/1up
Tanks - http://archive.org/stream/your-computer ... 9/mode/2up
Graphs and Statistics - http://archive.org/stream/your-computer ... 4/mode/1up
Screen Expander - http://archive.org/stream/your-computer ... 0/mode/1up
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World of Spectrum hosts a large number of magazines (ftp) and books (also available under ftp). Many of the magazines and some of the books are multi-format.
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tormod wrote:Dragon Kart
I might have typed this in all those years ago. I will have to check if I still have it on tape. And the Flight Simulator I definitely have on tape because I couldn't face typing it all in so I bought the cassette, plus I made a CAS file of the program many moons ago (will upload if I haven't already).
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I remember typing in "Gobbler" from above. It must have been the largest blob I ever entered. More than 6 KB.

Before anyone start typing in from those PDFs :) I have so far found Convoy, Forth, The Wall, Editor and Assembler, Frogsy and Gobbler on my tapes. I will post CAS files as I go through them.
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Dragon Forth by B.Watson. From Your Computer July 1984. Comes in two files FORTH (program) and FWORDS (base word definitions).
It seems that I made an autorun loader, so both files are M/L. The copyright notice on the loader splash screen clearly only covers the loader itself ;)

EDIT: The autoloader code is at the end of the BASIC program, so I guess my copyright notice simply covers the splash screen itself :) Must have felt like a real professional sprinkling my own copyright statements on programs that I typed in :oops:
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FWORDS.CAS
Base word definitions
(1.63 KiB) Downloaded 182 times
FORTH.CAS
Dragon Forth by B.Watson (BASIC but wrapped in a M/L autorun loader)
(7.46 KiB) Downloaded 183 times
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Convoy by Vince Cockett. From Your Computer April 1984.
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BASIC
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The Wall by T.Fiers. From Your Computer January 1984. Two parts, BASIC loader/launcher and M/L program.
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M/L routines
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THEWALL.CAS
Loader/main program (BASIC). Loads "WALL".
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Gobbler (Revenge of PAC MAN) by Tom F. A. Fiers. From Your Computer May 1984.

Two parts, first PACSCRN, then PACMAN:

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PCLEAR8:CLEAR100,26000:CLOADM:CLOADM:EXEC26000
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PACMAN.CAS
Main (M/L)
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PACSCRN.CAS
Loader/launcher (M/L)
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Frogsy by Vince Cockett. From Hi-Res Colours article in Your Computer March 1984. Three parts, CLOAD and RUN the first BASIC part to load the other M/L parts.
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FROGSY3.CAS
Picture (M/L)
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FROGSY2.CAS
M/L routines
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FROGSY.CAS
BASIC
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Postby tormod » Sat Oct 05, 2013 12:08 pm
Dragon Forth by B.Watson. From Your Computer July 1984. Comes in two files FORTH (program) and FWORDS (base word definitions).
It seems that I made an autorun loader, so both files are M/L. The copyright notice on the loader splash screen clearly only covers the loader itself ;)
I have a question about creating new words with FORTH.CAS. After load and run I follow what I thought was a standard Forth approach and enter:

>: TEST ( with a space between the ':' and 'TEST' then press return to continue the word definition on the next lines)
> BAD LINE ( comes up as an error)
The only way a word has been accepted is by entering on one line:
>:TEST; ( with ';' to terminate and no spaces). I had expected that I could have entered the rest of the word definition on the following lines with a final line terminating it with a ';'.

The command *VLIST shows the word added to the bottom of the list but as 'TEST;' i.e. with the semi-colon, to show 42 words in total.

I've examined the BASIC code but still can't figure out how to create a new word. Any ideas please?
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