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Wakefield Show Charity Stand
The Wakefield show will once again have a large charity stand. The stand
has raised over GBP10500 for charities over the years, all thanks to your
If you wish to bring an item to the show on the day you may do so,
otherwise please either send or take your donations to:
Wakefield Hospice (Fund Raising) Ltd
Hemingway House, Thornes Moor Business Park
Thornes Moor Road, Wakefield, WF2 8PG
They can accept deliveries direct by hand between 8:30am and 4pm, Monday
to Friday. Please ensure you mark the parcel "FOR THE ATTENTION OF TERRY
RIGG - WAKEFIELD 2003 SHOW".
Guide to TaborcaGS
Mark Rowan has written a short tutorial for setting up TaborcaGS to enable
printing to a PDF file. This allows any RISC OS user to generate files
which can then be printed on almost any computer system (as long as it can
read and print PDFs).
This is especially useful bearing in mind RISC OS' current printing
situation, where drivers for new printers are becoming scarce. Users can
print to PDF and send these files to any Microsoft/Mac/Linux box for
printing using the native drivers for these systems.
ArtWorks 2 benchmarks
ArtWorks 2, the new 32-bit compatible version of the platform's best
selling advanced vector graphics application, is planned to be released at
this year's Wakefield Show on May 10th. More details about MW Software and
ArtWorks can be found at:
ExpLAN: New models of LCD monitor
ExpLAN Computers has announced a new range of LCD monitors with MDFs for
use under RISC OS:
- New 17-inch WV1770 (Samsung panel): GBP363.07 incl VAT
Analogue VGA input, 1280x1024
- New 17-inch mid-range Hitachi: GBP469 incl VAT
VGA Analogue and DVI-D (digital) inputs
- New 18-inch NEC 1860NX: GBP563
Dual-input: Analogue & DVI-D
- New 18-inch NEC 1880SX: GBP869
Triple input, Analogue, DVI-D & DVI-I, which can be used for either
digital or analogue video connections.
These NEC monitors replace the Mitsubishi/NEC LCD1850E (now discontinued)
which has been the favoured purchase for graphic artists using RISC OS for
the last 18 months. Both models provide the same 6-axis colour matching
system and have wide viewing angles.
All monitors include full RISC OS MDF and instructions. Prices include VAT
but exclude carriage. More information and pictures are available at:
Stuart Tyrrell Developments USB price reduction
The Simtec USB card from Stuart Tyrrell Developments is now available at
a lower price of GBP69.95 + Carriage + VAT = GBP89inc.
In addition the price of the Simtec USB card + Epson 1660 Photo + FREE
Drivers + FREE DP's Scanning software will reflect this change and will be
reduced from a total of GBP278inc to GBP268inc.
Simtec's USB podule enables the addition of USB peripherals to RISC OS
machines, including the Risc PC, A7000, and A5000 series machines.
CJE Micro's: A2 printer GBP130 OFF
CJE Micro's is now able to offer the Canon BJC5500 A2 colour inkjet
printer at the reduced price of GBP450 including VAT & UK delivery. If you
want to print your family tree, a poster for the Car Boot Sale, large
spreadsheets, or a plan of the kitchen this is the printer for you.
The BJC5500 has print speeds of up to 7 pages/minute (mono) and has
separate black and colour tanks. Manual feed and built-in tractor feed
unit. Optional 100 sheet feeder bins provide complete paper handling
flexibility. RISC OS driver supplied.
Print speed: 6ppm mono, 0.6ppm colour
Interface: Parallel port
Dimensions (HxWxD): 196x600x364mm (with no trays fitted)
Please note there is very limited stock, once exhausted the price will
revert to GBP580. Free delivery is limited to UK mainland (ex Highlands).
For other destinations please inquire.
New software summary
cloudsprinter, new game
This game is quite addictive and involves guiding your 'blob' along a
moving conveyer belt avoiding hazards and collecting red 'blobs'. It
will only work on computers with MODE 28. 6 Difficulty levels and Level
MP3ToWave, convert audio MPEG files
MP3ToWave is a little command line Perl script based on AmpApp with a
FrontEnder II frontend, that converts a directory of MPEG audio files to
Updated software summary
Utility for converting Impression documents into HTML. Support added for
defining a <HR> style, enabling you to prepare Impression documents
including horizontal rules using Impression's own ruleoff facilities,
and the new download archive includes a blank Impression file containing
predefined 'HTML styles' which can be used as a template for preparing
your own documents with an eye to HTML conversion.
Port of the game Doom. Fixes screenshot bugs (without frame buffers, in
8bpp mode); bug when running in very large screen modes.
Utility to convert CSV or TSV files into HTML tables, with various user
options to control the format of the generated table. It will also read
HTML files and convert any tables found back into CSV or TSV. The latest
version provides a command line interface in addition to the existing
GUI, and corrects a minor bug (a typo in a glyph).
Displays detailed information about Modules that are located in memory
or on disc. This release extends the detail provided by the single
module window - it now lists flags info and commands/keywords as well as
SWIs. Also, this window's contents can now be saved.
Completely rewritten version of Webgen, a simple application that will
take a directory of images, GIF, JPEG, TIFF, PNG, Sprite, or PNG, and
turn them into a complete web site.
ROUGOL (London), 21st April
Neil Spellings, Aemulor
ICENI (Suffolk), 7th May
AGM (Cheese and wine!)
WROCC (Wakefield), 7th May
NKACC (Kent), 8th May
Backup to the future
Wakefield 2003, 10th May
DARC (Derbyshire), 12th May
John Cartmell, Acorn Publisher
SAUG (Southampton), 12th May
LAUG (Liverpool), 13th May
M25EROUG (M25 East), 13th May
Internet on the Club's Risc PC
HHRUG (Hemel Hempstead), 14th May
RISC OS Expo 2003 (Netherlands), 21st June
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