RISC World

Disc World

This CD-ROM contains a number of utilities and pieces of software to accompany the articles in the magazines.


There are three utilities to help you read this disc (RISC OS users only). These can be found in the UTILITIES directory:

  • A file-only copy of Fresco, to display the HTML. This will only run if you don't already have a copy of Fresco installed, so that it won't overwrite your cache.
  • ArcFS, which can be used to read some of the archived software on the disc.
  • SparkPlug, an alternative de-archiver which can also read Zip files.

Other software

Several of the articles in the magazine have accompanying software. For your convenience this is placed in archives in the SOFTWARE directory and includes;

  • ARMCODE - The ArmCode program form this months article.
  • BEGPROG - The examples from David Holdens BASIC programming articles.
  • DESTINY - Low res demo version of Destiny, it doesn't go the game justice but have a try.
  • DWORK - Example graphics from the DrawWorks article.
  • DWorksSE - Want to see what DrawWorks is like? Then try the entry level version FREE!
  • Overload - The latest game from Paradise, here is the complete demo version.
  • PUZZLE - The drawfile version of the puzzle from REX.
  • StarPROG - All the programs from this issues StarPROG article.

Usenet archive

Also included on the disc in the USENET directory is an archive of the comp.sys.acorn.* newsgroups since early July 2000. These are stored in a special read-only version of Messenger Pro which will allow you to view the messages, but nothing more complicated. The archive is presented 'as is', and RISC World doesn't make any guarantee about the usefulness, relevance or acceptability of any information contained in it.