ELBUG
Non-Official Companion Discs
Official Companion Cassettes
Mainly publishes: All Sorts
Best Known Game: Dickie Brickie
Number of titles released by this publisher: 23
Number of titles currently available: 23
Archive Status: Complete

Elbug had the look of what might commonly be termed a 'fanzine', and was a short A5 magazine (black and white; colour cover) based at new owners of the Acorn Electron computer. A typical issue carried a fine mix of hints, reviews, games and utilities. Many of the programs were subsequently published in the book Games And Other Programs For The Acorn Electron.

For a sample of the flavour of Elbug, an on-line version of the first issue is available. More issues of Elbug may also be made available in on-line format in the future.

ELBUG 1.01


Comprises:
1. Double Height Characters
2. Graphics Example Program
3. Hedgehog Game
4. Highlo Card Game
5. Key Set Program
6. Munch Man Game
7. Sound Wizard Utility
8. Union Jack Display

Information:

Stated Compatibility:
Acorn Electron

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Disc Type(s):
Companion Disc To Magazine Of Same Name
Disc Author(s):
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Release Information:
1983*: ELBUG 1.01, Elbug, £Free*
Original Release Format(s):
Cassette & 5.25" Disc
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Screenshots: 3 Images

ELBUG 1.02


Comprises:
1. 3D Headings
2. Aastad
3. Bad Program Rescue
4. Christmas Card
5. Football Krazy Game
6. Graphics Example Program
7. Return Of The Diamond
8. Robot Attack Game
9. Santa's Parcel Game
10. Square Dance

Information:
Review by Electron User Group (EUG)
Stated Compatibility:
Acorn Electron

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Disc Type(s):
Companion Disc To Magazine Of Same Name
Disc Author(s):
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Release Information:
1983*: ELBUG 1.02, Elbug, £Free*
Original Release Format(s):
Cassette & 5.25" Disc
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Screenshots: 6 Images

ELBUG 1.03


Comprises:
1. 3D Rotation
2. Bad Program Lister
3. Dive Bomber Game
4. Ellipto Graphics Program
5. Graphics Example 1
6. Graphics Example 2
7. Graphics Example 3
8. Mars Lander Game
9. New Character Set
10. Reversi Game

Information:

Stated Compatibility:
Acorn Electron

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Disc Type(s):
Companion Disc To Magazine Of Same Name
Disc Author(s):
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Release Information:
1984*: ELBUG 1.03, Elbug, £Free*
Original Release Format(s):
Cassette & 5.25" Disc
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Screenshots: 3 Images

ELBUG 1.04


Comprises:
1. Block Blitz Game
2. Envelope Editor
3. Graphics Example 1
4. Graphics Example 2
5. Graphics Example 3
6. Graphics Example 4
7. Graphics Example 5
8. Graphics Example 6
9. Killer Dice Game
10. Moving Chequer Board
11. The Spider And The Fly

Information:

Stated Compatibility:
Acorn Electron

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Disc Type(s):
Companion Disc To Magazine Of Same Name
Disc Author(s):
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Release Information:
1984*: ELBUG 1.04, Elbug, £Free*
Original Release Format(s):
Cassette & 5.25" Disc
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Screenshots: 3 Images

ELBUG 1.05


Comprises:
1. Dominoes Game
2. Elevator Mania Game
3. Fabric Patterns
4. Graphics Example 1
5. Graphics Example 2
6. Graphics Example 3
7. Graphics Example 4
8. Graphics Example 5
9. Graphics Example 6
10. Graphics Example 7
11. Invasion Of The Aliens
12. Utility Editor

Information:

Stated Compatibility:
Acorn Electron

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Disc Type(s):
Companion Disc To Magazine Of Same Name
Disc Author(s):
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Release Information:
1984*: ELBUG 1.05, Elbug, £Free*
Original Release Format(s):
Cassette & 5.25" Disc
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Screenshots: 3 Images

ELBUG 1.06


Comprises:
1. ASTAAD Plus Extensions
2. Dancing Lines Display
3. Four In A Row Game
4. Graphics Example 1
5. Graphics Example 2
6. Graphics Example 3
7. Hunt The Numbers Game
8. Invisible Alarm
9. Lunar Escape Game
10. Selective Renumber

Information:

Stated Compatibility:
Acorn Electron

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Disc Type(s):
Companion Disc To Magazine Of Same Name
Disc Author(s):
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Release Information:
1984*: ELBUG 1.06, Elbug, £Free*
Original Release Format(s):
Cassette & 5.25" Disc
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Screenshots: 3 Images

ELBUG 1.07


Comprises:
1. Brainteaser Winner
2. Character Manipulation
3. Flip Flap Game
4. Galactic Invasion
5. Screen Freezer
6. Stock Market Game
7. TV/Monitor Test 1
8. TV/Monitor Test 2
9. TV/Monitor Test 3
10. TV/Monitor Test 4
11. Using The Cursor Keys

Information:

Stated Compatibility:
Acorn Electron

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Disc Type(s):
Companion Disc To Magazine Of Same Name
Disc Author(s):
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Release Information:
1984*: ELBUG 1.07, Elbug, £Free*
Original Release Format(s):
Cassette & 5.25" Disc
Other Links:
Screenshots: 3 Images

ELBUG 1.08


Comprises:
1. Cassette Indexer
2. Disco Lights
3. Electron Breakout Game
4. Electron Graphics Part 8
5. Manual Calibration
6. Pontoon Card Game
7. Program Protection
8. The Flowers Of Hell

Information:

Stated Compatibility:
Acorn Electron

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Disc Type(s):
Companion Disc To Magazine Of Same Name
Disc Author(s):
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Release Information:
1984*: ELBUG 1.08, Elbug, £Free*
Original Release Format(s):
Cassette & 5.25" Disc
Other Links:
Screenshots: 3 Images

ELBUG 1.09


Comprises:
1. Build A House
2. Codebreaker Game
3. Dartboard Game
4. Graphics Example
5. Harmonograph
6. Kayak Kapers
7. Mini Text Editor
8. TV Test Card

Information:

Stated Compatibility:
Acorn Electron

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Disc Type(s):
Companion Disc To Magazine Of Same Name
Disc Author(s):
-
Release Information:
1984*: ELBUG 1.09, Elbug, £Free*
Original Release Format(s):
Cassette & 5.25" Disc
Other Links:
Screenshots: 3 Images

ELBUG 1.10


Comprises:
1. Astro Wars Game
2. Brainteaser Winner
3. Digger Game
4. Electron Graphics 1
5. Electron Graphics 2
6. Electron Graphics 3
7. Electron Graphics 4
8. Electron Graphics 5
9. Fireworks Display
10. Program Compacter
11. The Memory Game

Information:

Stated Compatibility:
Acorn Electron

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Disc Type(s):
Companion Disc To Magazine Of Same Name
Disc Author(s):
-
Release Information:
1984*: ELBUG 1.10, Elbug, £Free*
Original Release Format(s):
Cassette & 5.25" Disc
Other Links:
Screenshots: 3 Images

ELBUG 2.01


Comprises:
1. Analogue Joystick Adaptor
2. Musical Text
3. Red Alert Game
4. Ski Racer Game
5. Wee Shuggy Game
6. Whirlpool Graphics

Information:

Stated Compatibility:
Acorn Electron

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Disc Type(s):
Companion Disc To Magazine Of Same Name
Disc Author(s):
-
Release Information:
1984*: ELBUG 2.01, Elbug, £Free*
Original Release Format(s):
Cassette & 5.25" Disc
Other Links:
Screenshots: 3 Images

ELBUG 2.02


Comprises:
1. Christmas Carol
2. George And The Dragon
3. Power Boats Game
4. Short Game 1
5. Short Game 2
6. Short Game 3
7. Solitaire Game
8. Text To Order
9. Zoom Competition Data
10. Zoom Program

Information:

Stated Compatibility:
Acorn Electron

Downloads:
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Disc Type(s):
Companion Disc To Magazine Of Same Name
Disc Author(s):
-
Release Information:
1984*: ELBUG 2.02, Elbug, £Free*
Original Release Format(s):
Cassette & 5.25" Disc
Other Links:
Screenshots: 3 Images

ELBUG 2.03


Comprises:
1. 3D Surfaces
2. Caterpillar Game
3. File Handling Example 0
4. File Handling Example 1
5. File Handling Example 2
6. File Handling Example 3
7. File Handling Example 4
8. File Handling Example 5
9. Improved Trace Facility
10. Making Tunes
11. Mini Text Editor Updated
12. Patience Card Game
13. Text Editor Main Program

Information:

Stated Compatibility:
Acorn Electron

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Disc Type(s):
Companion Disc To Magazine Of Same Name
Disc Author(s):
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Release Information:
1985*: ELBUG 2.03, Elbug, £Free*
Original Release Format(s):
Cassette & 5.25" Disc
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Screenshots: 3 Images

ELBUG 2.04


Comprises:
1. Beginners Program 6
2. Beginners Program 7
3. Body Popping Program
4. Caterpillar Game
5. Making Music Example 1
6. Making Music Example 2
7. Para-Invaders Game
8. Pretty List Utility
9. Spiderman Game
10. Spreadsheet Program
11. Workshop Example 1
12. Workshop Example 2

Information:

Stated Compatibility:
Acorn Electron

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Disc Type(s):
Companion Disc To Magazine Of Same Name
Disc Author(s):
-
Release Information:
1985*: ELBUG 2.04, Elbug, £Free*
Original Release Format(s):
Cassette & 5.25" Disc
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Screenshots: 3 Images

ELBUG 2.05


Comprises:
1. AI Program
2. Backwards Text
3. Beginners Program 8
4. Beginners Program 9
5. Brickie Nickie Game
6. Full Spreadsheet
7. Keyboard Sounder
8. Length Of Program
9. Workshop (Sorting)

Information:

Stated Compatibility:
Acorn Electron

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Disc Type(s):
Companion Disc To Magazine Of Same Name
Disc Author(s):
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Release Information:
1985*: ELBUG 2.05, Elbug, £Free*
Original Release Format(s):
Cassette & 5.25" Disc
Other Links:
Screenshots: 3 Images

ELBUG 2.06


Comprises:
1. Air Raid Game
2. Beginners Program 10
3. Beginners Program 11
4. Flowchart Designer
5. Free Memory Display
6. LunarBug Game
7. Polar Curves
8. Scrumpy Game
9. Si Bheag Si Mhor
10. Workshop Example 1
11. Workshop Example 2

Information:

Stated Compatibility:
Acorn Electron

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Disc Type(s):
Companion Disc To Magazine Of Same Name
Disc Author(s):
-
Release Information:
1985*: ELBUG 2.06, Elbug, £Free*
Original Release Format(s):
Cassette & 5.25" Disc
Other Links:
Screenshots: 3 Images

ELBUG 2.07


Comprises:
1. Binary Search Demo
2. Brainteaser Winner
3. File Handling Example
4. Hashing Search Demo
5. Logic Example 1
6. Logic Example 2
7. Logic Example 3
8. Logic Example 4
9. Logic Example 5
10. Multiple Windows
11. Stonehenge Display
12. Trackman Game

Information:

Stated Compatibility:
Acorn Electron

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Disc Type(s):
Companion Disc To Magazine Of Same Name
Disc Author(s):
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Release Information:
1985*: ELBUG 2.07, Elbug, £Free*
Original Release Format(s):
Cassette & 5.25" Disc
Other Links:
Screenshots: 3 Images

ELBUG 2.08


Comprises:
1. 3D Text Generator
2. Beginners Example 1
3. Beginners Example 2
4. Beginners Example 3
5. Faster Circles
6. Hatrace Game
7. Jigsaw Puzzle
8. View Printer Driver
9. Water Ski Game

Information:

Stated Compatibility:
Acorn Electron

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Disc Type(s):
Companion Disc To Magazine Of Same Name
Disc Author(s):
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Release Information:
1985*: ELBUG 2.08, Elbug, £Free*
Original Release Format(s):
Cassette & 5.25" Disc
Other Links:
Screenshots: 3 Images

ELBUG 2.09


Comprises:
1. Boxes Game
2. Builder Bob Game
3. Data Structures
4. New OS Commands
5. Pop-Up Calculator
6. Swan Trap Game
7. Workshop Example 1
8. Workshop Example 2
9. Workshop Example 3
10. Workshop Example 4

Information:

Stated Compatibility:
Acorn Electron

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Disc Type(s):
Companion Disc To Magazine Of Same Name
Disc Author(s):
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Release Information:
1985*: ELBUG 2.09, Elbug, £Free*
Original Release Format(s):
Cassette & 5.25" Disc
Other Links:
Screenshots: 3 Images

ELBUG 2.10


Comprises:
1. Data Structures Example 1
2. Data Structures Example 2
3. Data Structures Example 3
4. Graphical Display 1
5. Graphical Display 2
6. Loan Repayment
7. Moonpod Game
8. Recursive Trees
9. Roulette Game
10. Workshop Example

Information:

Stated Compatibility:
Acorn Electron

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Disc Type(s):
Companion Disc To Magazine Of Same Name
Disc Author(s):
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Release Information:
1985*: ELBUG 2.10, Elbug, £Free*
Original Release Format(s):
Cassette & 5.25" Disc
Other Links:
Screenshots: 3 Images

ELBUG 3.01


Comprises:
1. 3D Hidden Line Removal
2. Basic Compiler Part 1
3. BEEBUG Filer Part 1
4. First Course
5. Mixed Modes Demonstration
6. Mixed Modes First Program
7. Picture Compression
8. Picture Decompression
9. Quasimodo Game
10. Workshop Example

Information:

Stated Compatibility:
Acorn Electron

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Disc Type(s):
Companion Disc To Magazine Of Same Name
Disc Author(s):
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Release Information:
1985*: ELBUG 3.01, Elbug, £Free*
Original Release Format(s):
Cassette & 5.25" Disc
Other Links:
Screenshots: 3 Images

ELBUG 3.02


Comprises:
1. Basic Editor
2. BEEBUG Filer
3. Chinese Chequers
4. Diary Creator
5. First Course
6. Personal Diary Manager
7. Workshop Sort Demo
8. Workshop Sort Routines

Information:

Stated Compatibility:
Acorn Electron

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Disc Type(s):
Companion Disc To Magazine Of Same Name
Disc Author(s):
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Release Information:
1985*: ELBUG 3.02, Elbug, £Free*
Original Release Format(s):
Cassette & 5.25" Disc
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Screenshots: 3 Images

ELBUG INTRODUCTORY DISC


Comprises:
1. 3D Oxo
2. Chardef
3. Keyset
4. Maze
5. MemDisp
6. Patchwork
7. Racer
8. Spacecity

Information:
Review by Electron User Group (EUG)
Stated Compatibility:
Acorn Electron

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Disc Type(s):
Companion Disc To Magazine Of Same Name
Disc Author(s):
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Release Information:
1983*: ELBUG INTRODUCTORY DISC, Elbug, £Free*
Original Release Format(s):
Cassette & 5.25" Disc
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