Moy Editorial

Let me Say a big “HOWDY!” to all of you! I sure hope vour April and May hasn’t been as busy as amine! I wish I could have a few sore hours tacked on to each day so I could ‘ust keep up! The RAMTOP is late this month due to the voaputer Fest, relatives coming for several days, and ay “razy work schecule’ This will not be a trend if I can help .t! Sending your articles on Tasword has been a great help to @e as well as gaking the newsletter look better and pack wore information. KEEP ON SENDING THOSE GREAT ARTICLE’ As vou well know, YOUR articles are what keep this publication stive and well! Enough said, on to the aatters at hand.

The Cincinnati Computer Fest was absolutely GREAT!!! “hey have another one (1’a pretty sure they will) you should vO at all cost! My only real regret was that I could only go or one cay! (Sat.) I was also rather disapointed that cobody frog the John Qliger Co. was able to make it. I know ‘hat 1 would have purchased his disc system right then! (J ordered it anyway) I never saw so auch NEAT computer stuf in ane place betore! It was just like computer heaven aust be! it’s a good thiag that I didn’t take a lot of aoney or I would be broke now. As it was I bought a DSDD disc drive and a bunch of software.

Let se tell you, a LOT of soney changed hands! Of course we all know that a dollar for Sinclair products goes such further that for other computer systems! I would have to say that one of the biggest hits there was the QL. Many were sclc anc gany orcers were taken. I sagan when you think of it, it’s hard to believe that you can get computer that has high res craphics, 32 bit, cicro drives(TWO) built in, and auch gore, AND inclu¢ing - high res color aonitor, AND a high quality printer with graphics and letter quality sode for well under $1000 bucks! To top it off, they throw in a Great software package that is worth practicly the cost {or sore) of the ~cametor for fres' f think it will be a real shame if the QL is dropped and not picked up by. another company since Amstrad doesn’t plan to continue with it.

Disc drives were also a big hit especially since there are so gany to pick from now! There were also reps for aicro drives and practicly every supplier of Sinclair and Timex equipment anc software! Many user groups were there also. I was able to aatch up aany faces to those we have heard of and talked to but have never seen. I saw one of our writers, ‘Eric Yruegas) and he is one smart guy! I also talked to Joe Williamson (SUM), Tow Woods, Jack Roberts (TS Connection), Chet Lambert (CTM) and sany others.

We did very well at our table also. Although I don’t have the figures, we did have a great crowd flocking at our table! A BIG thanks to all of our group that eanned our table anc took part in preparing saterials! Also, I want to take @ quick gogent to thank Toby Radlott for giving ee a ride! 1 wouldn’t have been able tc eake it other wise. Toby, one of our best 1000/1500 enthusiasts, bought a 2068 with the Spectrum ROM and soge software and he likes it a lot!

Gur group is on the up swing! We have several new geguers and several new newsletter exchanges. Our library is aoving ahead and hopefuly we will have several library tapes soon so those of you that are anxiously awaiting for a library tape, please be patient a bit longer.

It was brought up at the west side meeting that several suppliers of software and hardware for the Sinclair line of computers have decided to sell products exclusively for the GL! I would hope that they would please realize that we who Own other Sinclair computers also would like to order products and continue to have their support for ALL the Sinclair line of computers! With the possible discontinu- ation of the QL gwaybe they will consider us iaportant once Bore, :

I would also like to let all the groups that exchange with us as well as all the other Tigex/Sinclair groups, know that we feel that it would be a very good idea if we fora a comaon link and pool our resources to keep us strong and well informed. Why not drop ae a note or give ae a call sose evening? (216-661-4105) Janes &. BuPuy, 65/4 Bradley hve. (BOHR), Parsa, Ohio, 44129.

You will find in this issue a few pictures fros the Fest. They are courtesy of TOM SIMON,

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news/rumars hardware software literature May 1°86 by Andy Kosiorek

Cincinnatti T/S Computer Fest: "SUPERCALAFRAGALISTIC"

Thats my impression of the Fest. Every one who attended had a great time. Qn Sat. the crowd was elbow to elbow in the exhibition room. A lot of software and literature was sold plus some big ticket items such as Q@L’s and Disk Drives. I predict that there will be another Fest in 12 to 18 months.

Qur thanks to all of our Club members who put in a lot of work preparing for the event and man- ing our table.

Also a “job well done" to the Cinci Fest Committee. They put in a lot of hours to make the event a big success.

All of our Club members who s-auid have a lot of stories to the next severa: meetings. |

attended tell at

TS 2068 Technical Manual Reprint

The reprint of the 2068 tech manual is now available @ $25.00 from Time Designs Magazines.

It has been re-edited, known errors have been corrected, and contains some additional charts, and technical data. The printing and binding are very well done. A quality job. If your a techy type you will want one for your reference library.

CF/M and Disk Drives.

CP/M operating systems are now available for owners or new buyers of Pebra or Aerco Disk Systems. I saw both

demonstrated in Cinci. It opens up a whole new world of software for 2068 users.

FORTH:

Another language available for our computers is "Forth." It is available for the 2068, Specrum and ZX-81.

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. news /rumors hardware software steraturd ) May 1986 by Andy Kosiorek

About April 7th, at a packed press

conference in London, Sir Clive and Amstrad chairman Alan Sugar announced that Amstrad had bought the rights to

sell and manufacture all existing future Sinclair computers.

Amstrad paid #7.9 million for the intellectual property rights to the Spectrum, ZX8i1, and Gt. In addition Amstrad will control the marketing of

existing stocks and order commitments.

The Sinclair brand name is part ot the deal, meaning that Sinclair computers will still be sold thoroughout the world.

The Spectrum machines, will cover the low priced home market while the Amstrad machines cator to the higher, end of the market.

The QL and all versions of the microdrive will be discontinued. A new version of the Spectrum will be offerred with a built in cassette deck.

Also in the works is a Amstrad 3" disk drive accessory for the Spectrum.

The ZX-81 was discintinued by Sinclair some time ago.

Amstrad also has the rights to market

future Sinclair Computers, such as the Fandor a, S oortable computer, incorperat- ing 4 development of

Sinclair’s flat screen display.

Peaction in the UK, from retailers and software houses appear favorable at this time. Amstrad has a good reputation

for quality products and on time marketing. ,

Reaction in the USA is mixed. It looks like a good deal for 2048 and

Spectrum owners. QL enthusiests however

have reason for concern. There is talk that Amstrad would be willing to sell the manufacturing and marketing rights

for the QL to the right buyer, but tf has yet to become fact. However this dia not seem to hurt OL sales at the Cinci Computer Fest.

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Last gonth we learned about headers and wrote a header reader program. This month, we will use the header reader to help load and stop those unstoppable and unmergeable progrars. 7

WHY PROGRAMS CAN'T BE STOPPED

BASIC programs that can’t be stopped contain pokes that cause a crash if BREAK is pressed. Because the programs autostart and the pokes are contained in the first part of the prograp, it is extremely difficult, if not impossible to stop the program. The two most common pokes are POKE 23659,@ and POKE 23613,@. Look in the systems variables section of the Sinclair manual for more details on these pokes. Other programs, in addition to being unstoppable, are unmergeable. Since the program can’t be merged to remove the crash pokes, the program has to loaded someyhere else in memory so that the program can be exagined, eodified, and rewritten. This is most easily cone with a “false header’.

USTo A FALSE HEADER

Use s header reader oc examine the header of the progran you want to stop. Stop the tape IMMEDIATELY after the header has loaded in! Remove the tape from your recorder. Make a false header to load the program as code. If for example, the header reader says that the BASIC program is 94 bytes long, enter: SAVE "*CODE 30000,94 On a separate tape, save the code. Rewind the tape with the false header and enter: LOAD ""CODE Stop the tape IMMEDIATELY after the header has loaded. Put the original tape back in the recorder and continue loading it. The BASIC program has now been loaded into 94 bytes starting at 30000. The program can now be examined by peeking. This technique 1s basic to cracking prograss.

EXAMINING THE PROGRAM

With the program loaded as code in memory, we now need a method of examining the program. The program in Listing #1 does this by providing a pseudoL[STing. Enter the program and run it. Presusing that you have a program loaded as code at 3066@ in memary, enter 3800@ to the prompt. The prograk will start to interpret the code characters as if they were a BASIC program. One advantage of the program is that if also shows control characters that have been

esbedded in the BASIC program that you are trying to crack.

These control characters are printed in inverse so that you will easily recognize them. The backspace character 15 printed as an inverse “b", and Enter or carriage return 1s printed as an inverse "c". Each line should end with a black "c". Many commercial prograp have white ink, white paper characters embedded in the listing to make the listing difficult to read. These control characters can often be thwarted by LLISTing the program. Another feature that the pseudoL[STing program has is that it shows the TRUE integer value of a number following the text of the nusber, Sinclair computers store the true value of any number in a program line as a five byte representation of number. This five byte number is the one that is actually used at run time by the corputer. Some programmers POKE in different nuabers than the apparent numbers to fool hackers. If both the numbers in white and in inverse agree, then the nuaber shown in real, otherwise, use the number in inverse characters. It is the correct one. The one exception to this rule is if the number is a floating point number. (See page 258 of the T/S 2668 User Manual for a good discussion of how numbers are stored.

Programs that are unmergeable have been doctored by the programmer to confuse the corputer when you try to merge it. Each BASIC line starts with two bytes that contain the BASIC line number. The line nusber is followed by two bytes which tell the number of characters in the line. The vay that the computer finds its way from line to line 1s by adding the the number of characters in the ilne to 1%. present position to find the next line. This process works fine so long as the nuaber of characters in the line is accurate. What the programaer does to make the progras unmergeable is to poke the last line's number of bytes with the wrong number. When the computer trys to merge the program, it gets to the last line and gets lost trying to digest the incorrect information about the line. For this reason, the pseudoLISTing program print “Line doesn’t end with enter." if the program gets lost.

EXAMPLES

Listing #2 is the pseudoliSTing from the progras Spellbound. The program is normal until the very last statement. The statement looks like it contains the number 26624, but the number that the program will use is 26627. . If you should load the program and RANDOMIZE VSR 26624 you will see an aniwated fireworks display, with the message, "Hello Hacker. Fancy seating you here.” This is one of the joys and surprises of trying to crack programs.

Listing #3 is the pseudoL]STing frog the Spectrum version of the program Strip Poker. In it, the prograa voices his opinion of hackers. Notice that the second line has a number of 65282. This nuaber is obviously illegal sinc

Sinclairs can't have line numbers greater than 9999. Th two POKES in line ] are there only to POKE a different

line nugber (in this case @) into that line so that it becomes executable. Notice that the first line 3 has several INK 7 control codes in it. This makes the listing after that point invisible when listed on the screen. (It could be LLISTed.) The second line 3 is really the loader program. Also note that there is a statement POKE 23659, 0 in line 3. This is a crash poke and isn’t needed. The only line needed to load the program would be: | CLEAR 42774: LOAD *" CODE: RANDOMIZE VSR 2336!

The rest of the program is just protection. The characters in what appears to be line 25605 are just characters that were in the variables area of the program, and are unisportant.

In pseudoLISTing #4, there is an exaaple of an unmergeable progras. Note that the listing ends with the message that the line doesn’t end with ENTER. The programs that you try to crack may use these techniques, or a variety of combinations. the various protections. For short loader programs such as the examples, it is ususally easier to reenter the program. If you encounter a very long program, you may find if easier to POKE in corrections and resave the code, and then use the reverse "false header” procedure to put a “BASIC header on the progran. 3x JACK 33%

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THIS MONTH I’VE A COUPLE OF HARDWARE TIPS THAT WERE PROVIDED BY JIM LEWIS THAT WILL BE OF INTEREST TO 2068 OWNERS. IF YOU HAVE A

-~ 2068 WITH A WIRED IN SPECTRUM ROM AND HAVE HAD SOME PROBLEKS

WITH THE COMPUTER INITIALIZING ON THE SPECTRUM ROM AND HAD TO TURN THE MACHINE ON & OFF SEVERAL TIMES, DON’T WORRY ANY MORE BECAUSE HERE IS THE FIX. YOU MUST REPLACE THE 1 WFD. CAPACITOR MARKED C-21 LOCATED IN THE LOWER CENTRAL AREA OF THE BOARD WITH A i0 WFD. CAPICITOR AND THE 2068 WILL INITIALIZE POSITIVELY IN BOTH MODES. THE 12 VOLT REGULATOR, LOCATED IN THE UPPER LEFT SIDE OF THE BOARD RUNS ON THE WARM SIDE. FOR COOLER RUNNING ADD ORE OF THOSE CLIP ON HEAT SINKS TO U-8. JIM ALSO FOUND AN ERROR IN THE SCHEMATIC FOR THE 2068. THE ROMCS SIGNAL FROM THE SCLD GOES TO THE Wi JUMPER (NOT THE W2 INDICATED ON THE SCHEMATIC) AND THE MREG SIGNAL GOES TO THE W2 JUMPER. APPARENTLY THE SIGNALS ARE REVERSED ON THE DIAGRAM.

RICHARD SCHNEIDER OF AUDIO PROFESSIONALS IN AKRON PROVIDED A TIP GN HOW TO MODIFIY A POWER STRIP WITH METAL OXIDE VARISTORS AS PROTECTION AGAINST POWER SURGES. PURCHASE 3 MOVS (RADIO SHACK

PART 276-5688) PUT THEM BETWEEN THE HOT, NEUTRAL AND GROUND OF

THE POWER STRIP AS SHOWN IN THE DIAGRAM FROM THE DECEMBER 1983 ISSUE OF BYTE MAGAZIWE. IF YOU WANT TO, YOU CAN ASORB ADDITIONAL INTERFERENCE BY ADDING A .O1 MFD., {1000V. Z5U CAPAICITOR IN PARALELL WITH EACH MOV. WHILE THIS WILL PROTECT AGAINST VOLTAGE SURGES IT WILL NOT PROTECT AGAINST LIGHTNING. TO PROTECT AGAINST LIGHTNING BOTH THE HOT AND NEUTRAL LINES MUST BE DISCONNECTED BECAUSE OF CAPACITIVE COUPLING OF THE LINES. RICHARD SUGGESTED A RELAY AS A POSSIBLE SOLUTION. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION READ AN ARTICLE BY HERB FRIEDMAN IN THE COMPUTER DIGEST SECTION OF THE JUNE 1986 ISSUE OF RADIO ELECTRONICS.

HERE IS SOME 600D NEWS FOR THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN CONCERNED ABOUT THE LACK OF REPLACEMENT SCLD’S FOR THE 2068. THE CAPITOL AREA TIMEX/SINCLAIR USERS GROUP HAS PURCHASED 100 OF THE SCLDS. THEY ARE SELLING THEM FOR $18. EACH OR $15. IN QUANTITIES OVER 5. WRITE TQ MARK FISHER, CAPITOL AREA TIMEX/SINCLAIR USERS SROUP, P.0. BO 725, BLADENSBURG, MD. 20710. ELECTRONIC SUPLUS ON PROSPECT NEAR THE CLEVELAND GREY’S ARMORY HAS SOCKETS FOR THIS CHIP SHOULD YOU HAVE TO REPLACE IT.

IF YOU ARE IN DETROIT ON THE SECOND SUNDAY OF THE MONTH YOU MAY KANT TQ CHECK OUT THE TIMEX GROUP THERE. THEY MEET AT 2:00 PM AT THE LAWRENCE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY AT 10 MILE AND EVERGREEN ROAD IN THE SCIENCE BUILDING, ROOM 114. FOR FURTHER DETAILS CONTACT STEVE SPALDING 313-544-1190,

FORTH IS LANGUAGE WHICH IS IDEAL FOR MANY PURPOSES AND PRATICAL INTERFACING WITH THE REAL WORLD. IT IS HOWEVER A DIFFICULT LANGUAGE AND INFORMATICN ON FORTH IS NOT ALWAYS AVAILABLE AT THE LOCAL BOOKSTORE. MOUNTAIN VIEW PRESS SPECIALIZES IN FORTH BOOKS AND PROGKAMS. THEY EVEN HAVE PROGRAMS FOR THE JUPITER ACE AND T/S 1000. WRITE TO THEM MOUNTAIN VIEW PRESS, P.0. BOX 4654, MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA. 94640 OR TELEPHONE 415-941-4103. ONE OF UR MEMBERS, DON McCABE, HAS WRITTEN AN IMPLEMENTATION OF FORTH FOR THE 2068, WHICH HE HAS AVAILABLE FOR SALE. CONTACT DON AT ONE OF THE WEST SIDE MEETINGS.

ONE OF HY FAVORITE PROGRAMS, MACHINE CODE TUTOR HAS BEEN CONVERTED TO RUN ON THE 2068. THE COST IS AROUND $18.00 AND. SHOULD BE AVAILABLE FROM MOST US VENDORS.

FROM £.A. BROWN COMES ONE OF THE BETTER DEALS ON THE COMPUSERVE STARTER KIT. IT COMES WITH 5 HOURS OF LOG ON TIME FOR $18.99. EACH HOUR OF TIME NORMALLY WOULD COST BE $46.00 SQ IT I5 &A SIGNIFICANT SAVING. ALSO FROM BROWN AND SEVERAL OTHER VENDORS IS THE HACKER’S HANDBOOK BY HUGO CORNWALL. I HAVE STARTED READ THIS BOOK AND WOULD RECOMEND IT TO ANYONE WHO IS INTERESTED IN TELECOMMUNICATING. THIS IS A REVISED EDITION AND SOME MATERIAL HAS BEEN REMOVED FOR LEGAL REASONS. EVEN SO IT HAS QUITE A LOT OF INFORMATION THAT WILL HELP QUT A USER WITH YARIOUS SYSTEMS. THE COST 15 $12.95. CALL BROWN AT 612-762-8847.

A CATALOG IS AVAILABLE FOR $2.00 FROM DICK SMITH ELECTRONICS, PO BOX 8021, REDWOOD CITY, CALIFORNIA 94063. THIS CATALOG HAS AN ODD MIXTURE OF HUMCR AND INFORMATION ALONG WITH MERCHANDISE. THE BACK OF THE CATALOG HAS ASCII CODES, RESISTOR AND CAPACITOR COLOR CODES AND FORMULAS FOR SATELLITE TRACKING. | PURCHASED A PROJECT BOX FOR AN INTERFACE FOR ABOUT $3.00. IF YOU ARE ACT GETTING THIS NOW AND ARE INTERESTED IN HARDWARE DQ GET IT.

AN APOLOGY IS IN ORDER FOR THE BIBLIOGRAPHY THAT WAS PUBLISHED A COUPLE OF ISSUES AGO. I PROVIDED JIM DUPUY WITH A WORK ‘COPY WHICH WAS NOT COMPLETE. THE FULL FILE IS ABOUT TWICE AS LONG. I'LL BRING THE FILE TO THE NEXT FEW MEETINGS FOR ANYONE WHO WISHES A TASWORD FILE COPY. FOR OUT OF TOWN MEMBEFS SEND A TAPE AND I WILL COPY THE FILE ONE TQ IT.

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the Program: PRO FILE. we may be Switching to PRO FILE to keep our

9roup records. This is TOM WOODS.

He’ io, sports fins! full of good stuff.

"Hoon Walking Michael."

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looking for a program for a friend in Hawaii {you out

Pac ..¢, Pete?}, and i came across one of the early prograas I

wrote when I discovered graphics. Tattectionately cali it J think you wili like it...

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284 ,98,24,28,28,18,54, 36, 108,18,24,28,28,18,! »26,14,6,8, 128, 252,244, 254,252,128, 26 {5 FOR N=8 TG &3: RESD A: PORE USK “B°+N,ArNed? N 28 PRINT AT 19,8; "Look! t's olidin :* 25 FOR N=2@ TO 16 STEP -1 38 PRINT AT 18,8;°(32 underline characters!}* 32 SOUND 6,1237,8:9,16;9, 26318, i612, 5;15,44: PAUSE .5 35 PRINT 41 B NCH CHAS {525° *5 SAT 9 Ne CHRS i44:° "sAT LB Ny CHRS | 46 ; AB PRINT AT LB NsCHRS 147:PAUSE S:PRINT AT (@,N;CHRE 148:PAUSE 3 S PRINT AT 18,N:CHRS 149:PAUSE S:PRINT AT 18, N;CHRS LOB: PAUSE 5 58 PRINT AT 12, N;CHRE LOl:PAUSE 5 So SOUND 2.0:9,0: 12,8 6G NEXT N

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Weil, there it is. Kind of long (it can be simp the time | wrote it, I didn't think of knew that I had 32k to deal with...

Anyway, enough program called a progras that S'tuation,

frivolity. Gn with the real stuff. I just got a Sreeting Card Designer, ty Zebra Systems. [ft 1 allows you to make a “card” suited for nearly any

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loads 919k of BASIC and 2@k of Machine Cede. Whew! After loading, 2 SCreEn comes up and asks you to make a selection from the

following: Edit Card, Print Card, Erase Card, and Select Printer. The anual "Select Printer” first. i concur {] once had a perfect card re-diy to print and when I went to print it, J couldnt stand why ay printer just sat there and said “what?* I forgot to select a printer'!).

Save/Load Card, suggests that you do the

6CD currently supports the Epson, Gemini, Spirit-8@, Seikosha, anc Prowriter printers. others Will work,

Mesotech/Panasonic, I am sure that but you might have to experiment with

interface.

settinys-Atte ject a prin’ 7, It_asks yout. .ef RERCO, <an-B/C, and the ! interraces supported. You art . -n Pevurned to the HAIN RENU.

Edit Card allows you t- enter at. ant arranje graphic either the inside or the cover of the card. Yo. also Can 2 a boroer. There is no provision to have a blank borcer. here are 22 graphic “igures on the other side of the saster tape. 1 you do not find s suitable graphic frca the appendix in the back of the manual, you can create your own with the GRAPHIC DESIGNER UTILITY. This is a completely different progras. 1 have used it to make up for the .aci of certain grapnics {coeputer, etc.). [t works weli, but it is rather sisa,

A'l in all, th ‘S2848 Greeting Card Designer is a good valu [ have had requests to print “e invit t ons and "Happy birth cards. I would recompend it to anyine «ith an 8@ col printer. Qne point: [ have had prvblems trying t> get working with a Prowrite, (C.Jtoh 8518). If you have one, rite me before purchasing, as I have been working out a solution for this problem. I have written Zebra, and expect to get some resuits soon.

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Hell, that about wraps it up for this aonth. See you next month! If you have any questions or comments write to the beiow

address and I will try to answer them the best I can...

OnLine c/o: Eric Yruegas 4706 Langley Avenue Whitehall,

GH 43213-3124

Here is your editor having the time of his life! Let me take

a moment to once again THANK

all those responsible for putting together the Fest!! IT WAS GREAT! |!

FREE AD:

FOR SALE: e068 and Apple monitor Only $150.00! Has less than c0 hours of use! If you are interested, call 661-410S. CI am selling it for a friend) |

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programs and lots of new and interesting articles! 2 you

: geehaven’t sent in your Survey, ae Please do so! Thanks Again For

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