THE LATEST Picturesque version of its Monitor program, 2.1, for the 16K and 48K Spectrum has all the features of the old versions, plus some new ones. It is also microdrive-compatible. Facilities are provided to output to a range of commercial printer interfaces - Kempston, Euroelectronics, Morex, all of Hilderbay and Interface One, in addition to the normal ZX printer.
Being one of the few monitors which can work on the 16K machine. Picturesque has a cult following and it will not be disappointed.
The new commands allow the 16K monitor to be used in conjunction with the 48K assembler and include a trace facility. That permits a program to be single-stepped with a continuous front panel display of all the registers. Breakpoints can be set separately from the main program and a skip to the next RET can be performed.
Users unfamiliar with monitor programs will find it reasonably user-friendly. All the necessary commands are available - display, insert, delete, re-locate, fill - and a disassembler which does not shoot off the screen before you have read it.