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Electron Aid

Electron Aid

Electron Aid

"I found this to be a fascinating program to work with, but I must warn you that it soon becomes almost as dynabyte as your favourite games."
Electron User


The Electron Aid package is an extremely useful and powerful two program utility which simplifies some of the more difficult aspects of programming the Acorn Electron. The programs come complete with comprehensive documentation and a user key strip.

CHARACTER - Easily defines/edits large multi coloured characters.

SOUNDLAB - Make full use of your computer's sound and envelope commands.

Enables you to define and edit multicoloured characters in blocks of up to 8 x 3 (max. 128 characters) using up to three chosen foreground colours and one background colour. Characters previously loaded into memory can also be recalled and edited. VDU23 statements are automatically generated and can be saved for later use. The program also shows your character as it would actually appear on the screen making it possible to achieve the desired results.

Clearly displays all parameters for up to 7 envelope and 15 sound commands simultaneously as desired. Envelope pitch parameters can be easily altered EVEN when envelopes are in use allowing changes to be heard as you make them. Envelopes already defined by another program can be read out of RAM and played or fine tuned to your own requirements. Soundlab fully supports all the Electron's sound commands and will help you to achieve just the sound effect you want.

The required program is run from an index by typing CHAIN"INDEX". Alternatively, any one program can be CHAINed individually.


Cover Art Language(s): English
Compatibility: Acorn Electron
Release: Professionally released On Cassette
Original Release Date: 1st Aug 1984
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Electron Aid (5.25" Disc)
Electron Aid (3.5" Disc)