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• Software included ¦Amazing scan quality Epson GT-8000
.£1199 Upgrade Offers If you
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(Power Scanner is compatible with most scanning heads) v3.0
Upgrade (inc. Interface) .£49.95 v3.0 Software upgrade
for PowerScanner users (send
SAE) ..£15 The Amiga can only
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port ......£45 PCMCIA Memory
• Ultra slim memory cards ¦ 1MB & 2MB ¦ For A600 A1200 1MB Memory
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Power Drive Dual
drive ..£125 Blitz
Amiga Drives A500 RAM Card ¦ 512K RAM expansion with clock &
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2. 04 kit with ROM sharer ...£99 Video Backup
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ICD Novia Internal HD
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Power Computing, France. 15 Bid Voltiare 75011. Paris, France. Tel (1) 43386206 (6 lines) Fax 11) 43380028 24-Bit Colour Opal Vision GVP Series 2 HD ¦ Up to 8Mb SIMM RAM on-board ¦Supports external SCSI devices ¦ 14MHz SCSI controller Bare £129 40QMB 0MB £249 80QMB 0MB £349 40GMB2MB £299 80QMB2MB £399 40QMB4MB £3 4 9 80QMB4MB £449 40QMB8MB £429 80QMB8MB £539 ¦24-bit graphic card ¦ 16.8 million colours available ¦ Operates in all standard Amiga resolutions ¦VLSI Microcode graphics co-processor ¦ Double buffered 24-bit and 15-bit animation is available in all resolutions ¦Palatte-mapped' design
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• Up to 8MB RAM on-board Bare £129 40QMB0MB £2 4 9 80QMB0MB £349
40QMB2MB £29 9 80QMB2MB £399 40QMB4MB £3 4 9 80QMB 4MB £449
40QMB8MB £42 9 80QMB 8MB £539 OpalPresents
• Presentation program
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¦Includesfades, effects etc. ¦Many more features King of Karate
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Demonstrates OpalVision capabilities OpalVision
......£699 More information available
OpalVision roaster chip available soon Monitors "For a monitor
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Sept 1992 "The 4FG is an absolutely smashing monitor that beats
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¦With cable ¦ Available with Lotus Turbo Challenge 2 ¦On-site
maintenance CM8833
Mk2 ...£199 NEC Multisync
4FG ¦ For use with Flicker Fixers ¦Very high quality
¦Built-indegausser (Hi ul) ¦15“ Screen NEC Multisync
4FG ...£549 ¦ Manufactured by Power
Computing ¦128MB on one optical disk ¦ Read and write optical
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• 40ms running speed ¦Built-in power supply ¦High power cooling
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switch
• Compatible with major SCSI controllers 128MB optical drive
(Internal).....£729 128MB optical drive (External) £999 128MB
3.5* optical disk £39.95 eac* SCSI controller card for
A1500 A2000 .....£129 (Compatible with
Amiga, PC. And Mac. A SCSI controller is required on the Amiga
and PC) Floptical Disk Drive ¦ Stores 20MB on one 3JT disk ¦
Cost effective mass storage unit ¦ Can be used as a 1,44MB
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32-bit RAM as standard 25MHz 1MB
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The Power Computing colour hand held scanner for the Amiga is
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This scanner offers the following features ¦ 4096 colours ¦ 50-400 DPI ¦ 4 Scanning modes ¦ Text ¦Greyscale
• Colour halftone ¦ Colour The Amiga interface plugs into an
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which connects to the expansion connector of the A500 A500*.
The A500 version has a through-port which is compatible with
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The software supplied with this scanner is the new PowerScan Professional 3, which also supports the greyscale scanner and will be available as an upgrade to existing users of PowerScan for £15.
£209 £189 Real-time True-feel' scan option in colour halftone mode ' Images are stored internally as 12-bit graphics, not HAM. This means that no quality is lost due to the Amiga only being able to display HAM images in 4096 colours ( JK mainland ontyl Umr delivery f2.§0 ?4M'delivery C4 50 P tcel pflRdrtwyD Not tor ortats ova* OOI Distributor for Power Computing in Italy. D.R.R. SRL 00142, Roma. Via Duccio Di Buoninsegna Tal |06| 5193481 482 Fax 5040666 3 9 Supra Fax Modem Plus . .....£129 Supra Fax Modem v32Bis .... .....£275 Supra Modem 2400 (External) . .£75
Supra Modem 2400 Zlplus (internal) .£134 Supra 9600 . .....£210 Miscellaneous Power Mouse ...... .£15 Ootical Mouse ..... £29 95 Replacement optical mouse mat ..£9.95 10 Maxell disks, optical mouse, Zipstick . .£45 Maxell multi-colour disks (10).... ....£9.95 Floppy disks bulk . ...£POA Aviator 1 joystick . l a Intruder 1 joystick ...... £29.99 Maverick 1 joystick .... £15.99
1 1 ' Python 1 joystick . ....£9.99 Apache 1 joystick ....£7.99 Printers All printers include cables and next day delivery Star Printers LC200 colour ...£199 LC24-200 mono .....£239 LC24-200 colour .£289 Citizen Printer Swift 24e ...£279 (includes colour kit and AMI) Epson Printers Laser EPL-4000 ..£639 EPL-4300 ..£799
EPL-8100 .£1349 Inkjet SQ-870 £509 SQ-117Q .....£629 1132 column printer) Dot Matrix LQ-570 .£289 LQ-1070 ......£449 1132 column printer) Tel 0234 843388 Modems LQ-100 LX100
• Images are displayed as HAM pictures ¦ HAM images may be loaded
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Amigas ¦ Supports Workbench 2 and ECS screen modes New v3.0
Scan software PowerScan Colour v3.0 ..£239
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Expiry Date Signature I enclose cheque PO for Tel 0234 843388 Fax 0234 840234 ageing, can still outperform most other AMIGA packages in terms of raw wordprocessing power, a fact which our tutorials this month and next will attempt to show.
For those who wish to upgrade to the latest version of the software or purchase a manual to enable advanced application, we have a hard-to-beat offer, so you can't go wrong.
Add to this the most feature-packed magazine around, with more serious editorial pages than any of our competitors, a games section which buzzes with a life of its own, and coverage of all new developments (see our author- atative At200 review), and you need buy only one mogazine - Amiga Computing.
Issue of Britain's best and only complete Amiga magazine. This is our biggest month for some time, and as it's our Christmas special we've packed in as many reviews, views, and opinions as possible.
Probably the biggest feature you'll all be looking at is our Protext v4.3 free disk. Unlike some other magazines, we’ve held back from charging an extra £1 on a regular basis for software which might be of limited broad appeal, and stuck instead to offering the best possible deals. Superbase Personal was one such example - probably the most useable and friendly Amiga database - and vProtext 4.3 is EDITOR ASSOCIATE EDITOR ART EDITORS NEWS EDITOR PRODUCTION EDITOR GAMER EDITOR STAFF WRITERS ADVERTISING DIRECTOR ADVERTISING MANAGER AD SALES AD PRODUCTION CUSTOMER SERVICE MARKETING ASSISTANT Lucy
Oliver PRODUCTION MANAGER Sondro Chdds SYSTEMS MANAGER David Stewart Amiga Newsline All the latest news on the Al 200 and the Amiga -i scene from top to bottom .. I D USA News Will the new Amigas save the ailing US Amiga games industry? ... Zl CoverDisks Protext v4.3 wordprocessor package ....ZO Special Offer Upgrade your Protext v4.3 d at a bargain price ...3 I CIRCULATION DhtCTOR David Wren DISTRIBUTION COMAC (0895)
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Isi-gs cr Subscriptions With these fantastic offers, there's never been a better time to subscribe 54 Competitions Pages71, 79 and 101 Win an Amiga 3000 and an OpalVision system worth £2000, Amiga's best selling hard drive and RAM expansion. Plus a whole library of original hardbacked Noddy books The international Amiga debating forum that q q just keeps buzzing and buzzing. 03 ACAS Wheel out those battered floppies and crippled *117 hard drives for a spot of hands-on healing,. I I Public Sector Find out if that hot new utility or
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Turn to page 185 For (our yean AMIGA Computing has been the leading magazine (or Amiga enthusiasts. As a key member of the Europress magazine group.
AMIGA Computing promises to inform, educate and entertain its readers each month with the most dedicated coverage ol the Amiga available AMIGA Computing • Atari 11 Uiif • PC Today
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AMIGA COMPUTING unrein® by John Butters Industry enthuses over £399 A1200 THE A1200 met a warm welcome from the industry at its London launch recently, with leading games houses pledging their immediate support for the £399.99 computer.
Most of its key specifications had already been revealed in last month's Amiga Computing, but Commodore managed to shock almost everyone with their ultra-aggressive pricing.
We can now confirm that the 68020- based machine will be supplied with 2Mb of memory and Workbench 3, but it does not have a high density floppy drive or SCSI II interface.
Around 60 per cent of the 3,000 titles available for the Amiga are claimed to be compatible, and recent releases are much more likely to load successfully.
At the computer's launch several firms unveiled software they had been developing behind dosed doors for several months, and many promised A1200 games before Christmas.
Among the companies working on A600 - the C64 of the 90s FOLLOWING the launch of the A1200 with its state of the art graphics.
Commodore promise that the A600 has a safe future as "the C64 of the 90s - an entry-level home computer".
The firm have ruled out immediate price cuts, but because of limited A1200 availability has featured the A600 at the centre of a £3.5 million advertising campaign running until Christmas.
Targeting children and their parents, adverts will appear in several consumer magazines, national newspapers and television. Most feature the line "Have you got what it takes?"
Said Commodore's national marketing manager Dawn Levack: "Our research shows that youngsters see the software are Electronic Arts who will release Deluxe Paint IV AA, and top games houses Gremlin, Microprose, Ocean, System 3 and Psygnosis.
Many of the first releases will be Amiga as an aspirational machine with superb software.
"But it also shows that it's mostly parents, of course, who do the buying, and they want a little more for their money.
The Amiga satisfies both."
The software industry also says it will continue supporting the 16-bit Amigas, with many firms now planning to release two versions of their games.
Improvements on current Amiga or PC games, but most firms said they expected to release A1200-specific products around next spring.
No software is bundled with the comSumner denies console claim AN INDUSTRY insider's claims that Commodore are secretly working on an Amiga-based games console have been vehemently denied by the firm's UK boss, Kelly Sumner.
The source told Amiga Computing that the £200 console would be based on a 68020 processor running at 16MHz and feature the new AA chipset.
A plug-in option would enable a motherboard to be added, effectively building the console into a full Amiga, with a keyboard, serial and printer ports for less than £500, "We've said for a long time that we can sell as many Amigas as we can get, puter and although the A1200 has an IDE interface, the manufacturer has decided against selling a hard drive version until at least next spring.
And in an exclusive interview with Amiga Computing, Commodore boss Kelly Sumner said that a price rise for the AT 200 was a "real possibility".
"Most international companies - including Commodore - deal in dollars," he said. "At the moment manufacturers are being hit by a weak pound, and the situation is likely to get worse," But he concluded: "The Amiga brand has been of the forefront of computer games technology since it was launched in 1987. The Amiga 1200 will keep it there."
So why bastardise our price point to go into that market?" Asked Sumner.
He said that PCMCA costs would need to come down before such a machine could become feasible and said the Amiga console was a "dream machine".
It was also claimed that future versions of the operating system will support Motorola's Digital Signal Processor, PostScript, networking and printer and file sharing.
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NewsE Amiga wears a Red Nose Europress to support show THE publishers of Amiga Computing, Europress, have confirmed that they will be sponsoring the next International Computer Show, due to be held in February.
Organised by Westminster Exhibitions, the three-day event is promised to be the launch pad for several new Amiga products from leading software and hardware firms.
One of the show's main features will be on-going demonstrations which are to take place within five main sections - entertainment, education, the home office, music and consoles.
"Following our successful sponsorship of the last International Computer Show, Amiga Computing is pleased to announce its support of the forthcoming February event," said Europress Enterprise boss Ian Bloomfield.
"We look forward to meeting our readers and being able to talk to them on a one- to-one basis about anything related to their Amiga."
Running between February 19 and 21 at Wembley Exhibition Centre, the organiser recommends that to avoid disappointment visitors should obtain advance tickets.
The discounted tickets can be ordered by telephoning 0726 68020.
COMMODORE have joined forces with Ocean Software to support next year's Comic Relief charity, when the first Red Nose game. Sleepwalker, will be included in a special edition A1200 bundle.
Keeping the computer's normal £399.99 price tag, only 25,000 of the packs will be made.
Commodore and the distribution chain will give up part of their profits and it is hoped the packs will raise £250,000 for the charity.
Existing Amiga owners will also be able to play the game. Due for released as a standalone product at the end of lanuary, it is expected to earn Comic Relief an extra £500,000.
And Ocean are also organising a national Red Nose Challenge, where games players will be able to compete against each other to raise extra money for the charity.
"We are delighted to involve Ocean Software in the work of Comic Relief," said the firm's boss David Ward.
"They have identified the games medium as a perfect way to reach a huge audience. We will do all we can to ensure that everyone who enjoys games will take part in Red Nose Day."
Commodore managing director Kelly Sumner said he is pleased to help because the charity benefits British children - his target market.
Games packed with Amigas SOME of the year's biggest games are being given away free with every Amiga sold at Silica Systems (081 -309 1111).
The four title pack is worth £127 and contains Zool, Pinball Dreams and Striker, as well as wordproeessor TransWrite. It is supplied with A500s, A600s, A1200s and CDTV systems.
Studio sounds at home ADI meets juniors YOUNGSTERS are now able to meet the space character ADI in the latest software from education specialists Europress Software (0625 859333).
ADI has already become popular with older children as a pre- CCSE learning aid and now ADI Junior has been launched to cater for the needs of younger children.
ADI is used to teach counting and reading, with bright and colourful graphics, sound and a series of games to keep the child amused.
Help keys are available (or problem areas and each program contains three difficulty levels to suit the user's ability.
"We plan to extend the ADI programs even further next year, with the possibility of science releases, and even more of POWER Computing (0234 843388) have been appointed distributor of Adept Development's Home Music Kit, a package billed as a simple to use, all-in-one sound kit.
Contained in the package are Digital Studio III, a program to transform the Amiga into a sound studio and Real Time Sound Processor II for adding more than 32 special effects.
Once completed sounds can be converted into digital signals using Stereo Sound Digitiser. Price: £49.
High storage from Power BEDFORD-based peripheral manufacturer Power Computing (0234 843388) are set to release a floppy disk drive that will give Amiga users almost twice as much storage capacity.
The firm's high density drive will connect to any Amiga and enable suitable disks to be formatted to give 1.44Mb of storage. Price: £99.
Comfortable play DELTA Ray is the name of a new joystick due soon from Logic 3 (031-902 2211).
With four Fire buttons, two-speed auto- fire, six heavy duty microswitches and a "comfort" grip, it will cost £13.99. 24-pins for under £200 PRINTER giant Seikosha (0753 685873) have signalled the start of a new price war by slashing the cost of their SL-90 dot matrix printer, to make it Britain's first sub-£200 24-pin machine.
The firm aim the £199 price tag to be the spearhead of a Christmas drive to make 24-pin printing affordable within the home and small businesses.
Seikosha's Gareth Cornish said: "By dropping the price of the SL-90 we have significantly boosted the price performance level of the printer."
At the time of going to press other manufacturers had not adjusted the cost of their machines, although industry pundits considered the move imminent.
Languages," said Europress Software's Alexa Czechowski.
She added that next year the Macclesfield-based firm will extend their educational range further with Fun School 5.
Versions of ADI Counting and ADI Reading are available for 4 to 5-year-olds and 6 to 7-year-olds and cost £25.99 each.
Monitors tune in to TV VIDEO specialist Roctec Electronics have announced a "picture-in-picture" display for computer and home video applications.
PIP View is designed to display two video sources on the same television or monitor, with the main picture accompanied with a scaled-down image from another source.
The device also has a built-in tuner which turns any composite monitor into a television, and its linear stereo capability ensures Nicam video quality is maintained.
Full remote control is available for most functions including tuning, volume and programming. PIP View will cost around £1 SO.
486 emulation arrives HOT on the heels of their Golden Gate 386 PC emulator, Vortex have unveiled a 486-based version of the card which they claim to be up to 2.4 times faster than a 25MHz 386SX processor.
Golden Gate 486SLC runs from a 25MHz 80486 SLC PC AT emulator and can be fitted in A2000s and A3000s.
It is supplied with 2Mb of memory and this can be increased to 16Mb with standard 1 Mb or 4Mb SIMMs.
The board has an IDE hard disk interface which can support a PC hard drive containing one AmigaDOS partition. A maths co-processor can also be added to the card.
Monitor Master is an optional extra which allows the connection of an EGA VGA graphics cards and Amiga video output on a VGA monitor.
Golden Gate 486SLC costs £699 and Monitor Master is £79 from Silica Systems (081-309 1 1 11). Germany- based Vortex can be telephoned on 010 49 7131 5972 0.
News Harry greets hospital kids Upgrade for DaataScan Professional USERS of Pandaal International's DaataScan Professional hand scanner can now upgrade their software to obtain many extra features.
Among the additions are a dual screen layout, conversion of scanned dithered images into 16 true greyscales and colour control using 16 colours from a palette of 4,096.
There is also a brightness control, two levels of zoom with full greyscale editing, freehand drawing and an add text option with a selection of fonts.
Compatible with Workbench 3, existing users can upgrade to v3 of the software for £20. Pandaal International can be telephoned on 071-328 1717.
HARRY is a new project aimed at putting Amigas into the children's departments of British hospitals to explain treatments and acclimatise youngsters to unfamiliar surroundings.
Standing for Helping And Responsible Reassuring Youngsters, the scheme enables hospitals to buy an A600 and a kit containing more than £200 worth of software for £265.
Harry is the brainchild of Buckinghamshire father and son Mike and Chris Blackwell, who aim to get the project accepted by and used in thousands of sites.
It grew from work that 15-year- old Chris was doing for Wycombe Hospital. Using his computer he pro* duced cartoons to be given to children, each explaining a subject like blood test simply, "In hospitals anything that can break the monotony for children has to be good news," says Mike.
"Children see the Amiga as a friend and its acceptance by young people is staggering."
Linda Weiss, a professional hospital play specialist, agreed with the benefits of the Harry project. "It's a superb project because it works for children," she said.
"Making children understand what's happening to them is very important because hospitals are an alien environment."
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DURING the closing credits of Bad Influence! - Britain's newest and most successful computer games show - a special magazine is transmit ted for viewers with a video recorder.
Even though the transmission lasts for only 20 seconds, Data Blast contains 50 pages of text and pictures that are far superior to the chunky graphics of Ceefax and Oracle.
The viewer plays the sequence back and uses the player's pause or jog controls to stop at hints, tips and cheats for all popular computers and consoles.
The technology behind Data Blast could pave the way for the instant magazine of tomorrow, with one of Its major advantages being its price.
All that Yorkshire Television needed to get Data Blast up and running was a £299 A600 and Europress Software's versatile Easy Amos pro grammlng language costing £34.99. The producers say the pair were chosen because it was felt their viewers would prefer to see something they would be able to create in the same way on their own computer.
A special feature revealing the secrets behind Data Blast is published in the latest issue of Bad Influence! Magazine, on sale now at your local newsagent.
Consumer electronics show for Britain PLANS for a massive consumer electronics show to be held in London next September have been unveiled by News International, publisher of many leading newspapers.
Many computer hardware firms including Commodore have already pledged their support for Live '93, and the organiser expects up to 175,000 people at the four-day event.
"The UK has needed this pre- Christmas chance for consumers to get an early hands-on opportunity with the latest products," said Bob Denton, the exhibition manager. "Manufacturers will be on hand to give demonstrations and advice from their stands and via our interactive seminars."
The event will be held at Olympia's Great Hall and Olympia 2.
Bright new pad gives disabled control JQYPAb is the name of a new device for very young children and people who cannot cope with keyboards or conventional mice and joysticks.
Four large red arrow keys and an "action" key are grouped on a bright yellow pad.
It plugs into the Amiga's joystick port and can be used in the hand, on a tabletop or floor.
"The Joypad is suitable for many special needs users with minor disability," claimed a spokesperson for manufacturer Holdfast Computing.
"With its steel chassis, no need for a flat work surface and no exposed removable ball, the joypad promises to be a robust mouse replacement."
Price: £25 from Holdfast Computing (0454 411126).
Fast and friendly Genlock AMERICAN peripheral giant Great Valley Products have unveiled their latest Amiga product, a genlock called simply G-Lock.
Billed as the easiest, most flexible, most capable, high performance genlock that can be bought for the Amiga, it is claimed to boast many time saving features.
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News Kuma advise on top games Bad Influence! Makes A COVER mounted cassette containing rare tracks from top bands is being given away free with the first issue Of Bad Influence! Magazine, the new publi cation for games players.
On side A of the tape is a preview remix of Right Said Fred's Love for all Seasons, taken from their Up album. This remix will never be available in Britain.
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And running in conjunction with the Bad Influence! Television show, readers are offered the chance to win a recording session with Brooklyn, who will create a song with the winner.
Bad Influence! Is available from all good newsagents or by sending a cheque postal order for £2.95 to Bad Influence! Competition, Europress Direct, PO Box 2, Ellesmere Port L65 3EA.
Extra fonts for bubblejet BJ10 130 Fonts is an Amiga package used for creating, editing and downloading "soft fonts" for use with Canon's bubblejet range of printers.
The fonts act the same as the printer's own fonts and because the font is dumped to the printer's memory and forgotten about there is no need for a control program.
Compatible with packages such as Scribble, Transwrite and Protext, the program costs £10 from Jeff Tullin, Ursa Software, 11 Highwell Cardens, Felling, Tyne & Wear NE10 0NB.
KUMA Computers have announced details of a new book they will be publishing for Amiga users In the next few weeks.
Aimed at games players, Amiga Five 0 contains tips and reviews on 50 top Amiga titles including Zool, Sensible Soccer and Sim City.
Amiga tours Visual editing the garden for videos Written by Ashley Cotter- Cairns, the book also has advice on joysticks, controllers and getting the best out of the Amiga as a games machine. Price: £9.95. CD titles hit the century COMMODORE have announced the availability of more than 100 CD-based titles for the Amiga, and say they expect CD to emerge as the storage media of the future.
Among the collection are hits such as Lemmings, Sim City, Sensible Soccer, and CDTV Sports Football, and others under development include Zool, James Pond and Archer McClean's Pool.
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The format also boasts a broad range of education, reference and music discs.
"Amiga CDTV's first 'century' simply proves how far the machine has come," said Commodore boss Kelly Sumner.
GARDENERS and botanists are targeted for Plants for all Seasons, a ten-disk guide covering all aspects of the kingdom of plants.
It has up to 20 pages of fields and linked disk files hold information on each plant, with the first page showing the plant's position within the kingdom.
Further pages deal with special subjects and have several multimedia buttons to allow access to object, sound, picture, text and video files.
Users are encouraged to contribute information and files for inclusion in updates, and are promised royalties in return for their work.
Developer Applied Research Kernel can be contacted on 0983 551496.
AN automatic video editing system just launched by Milan-based DeskTop Video (010 39 2 4980 566) is claimed to be ideal for inexperienced editors because it manages sequences visually.
Frame Talk allows videos to be edited in a similar way to film editing, where sequences can be viewed, cut and remounted at will.
The package also features utility and control instruments, including a database and special system designed to synchronise the video and music beat.
It requires an A2000 or A3000 and can control up to four machines such as VDRs, switchers, mixers or DVE. UK availability and pricing were unknown at the time of going to press.
DIARY DATES 4 to 5 December 1992 Gamesmaster Live Organiser EMAP (0234 212988) Venue: NEC, Birmingham A big games show with support from Channel 4's TV programme.
19 to 21 February 1993 7th International Computer Show Organiser Westminster Exhibitions (081-549 3444) Venue: Wembley, London An AMIGA Computing-sponsored all formats event.
4 to 6 April 1993 European Computer Trade Show Organiser: Blenheim (081-7422828) Venue: Business Design Centre, London New software and hardware is previewed to the industry. No public admission.
23 to 25 April 1993 Midi Musk Show Organiser: Westminster Exhibitions (081-549 3444) Venue: Wembley Exhibition Centre Catch up with the latest Midi products.
OVERSEAS 7 to 10 January 1993 Consumer Electronics Show Organiser: (010 1 2024578700) Venue: Los Vegas, USA Support from Commodore and leading games houses.
24 to 31 March 1993 CeBit Organiser: Deutsche Messe (010 49511890) Venue: Hanover, Germany A massive electronics show which has been used for the launch of many new products including the A600.
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A fair discount AMIGA enthusiasts interested in attending the touring All Formats Computer Fair can now get 50 vouchers to entitle adults to £1 off the normal admission price.
The vouchers detail the venues and dates for all events up to the end of April, and can be obtained by sending a stamped addressed envelope to Bruce Everiss, Maple Lead, Stretton-on-Fosse, Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 9QX.
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Some of this time is usually spent playing the hot new games released for the Christmas season, but it appears that Santa may not be as co-operative this year.
Whats New More and more American game software companies are going PC-only, citing relatively low sales of Amiga software compared to MS-DOS games.
Sierra, Dynamix, Accolade, Spectrum Holobyte, Brodertpund, and Activision all used to be big supporters of the Amiga - now they either don't do Amiga versions of their games, or they release them only for the healthier European market.
Almost all of the US game companies which do support the Amiga are simply importing games from the UK nowadays.
Amiga users are hoping that the A1200 will revitalise the US games market, but with Commodore marketing the Amiga almost exclusively as a “multimedia workstation', that doesn't seem likely.
So it looks like while you'll see plenty of neat hardware and productivity software from this side of the pond, the supply of games is slowly drying up.
Hooray for HollyWare One company which is Still producing games in the US is Hollyware Entertainment. Their new game, Lords of Time, traps astronaut Major Tom in a Paying off credit cards You've got 2Mb in your cute little A60Q, and you thought that would be plenty. After all, you're just going to use it to play games and pop out the occasional letter to Mom, right?
Well, since you've discovered the joy of multitasking you've probably found that 2Mb just isn't enough, especially on an A600HD.
NewMedia, a California company, has come out with two PCMCIA RAM cards designed specifically for the Amiga.
Available in 2Mb and 4Mb sizes, these cards use a custom dynamic RAM scheme called PSRAM instead of more expensive Static RAM (SRAM).
This allows them to fft more memory on the card (4Mb versus the 2Mb maximum of current SRAM technology) at a lower price.
You can't use the PSRAM cards as storage devices like you can SRAM cards - they're usable as system RAM only - but not many people are going to use a S250 card to replace a SI floppy anyway.
I tested NewMedia s 4Mb card in both the A600 and A1200. You simply plug the card in and turn on the machine - no messing around with PrepCard necessary.
The card works well with both machines, but is a better medieval land of zom- . , . Market Microlllusions' bies and magic (some Denny Atkin repOltS old products one tell David Bowie It uses the same and Peter Schilling - I On the latest overhead, slightly isometric view, and you are once again walking around a giant land in search of spells. This game has more options, though, as you'll run across weapons, learn spells, and converse with other characters as you make your trek.
Also the land is magnitudes larger.
Hollyware makes a big deal out the fact think they've been look- developments from ing for this guy). R You have to guide USA Major Tom through the land known only as The Realm in search of a human king named Tanor, who may have the key to returning Tom home.
If you ever played Microlllusions' classic Faery Tale Adventure, you'll be right at home in this game. In fact, HollyWare now bet for use on the A600. Unlike DRAM, PSRAM needs to be refreshed periodically, and when you combine the time necessary for this refresh and the overhead of only running on a 16-bit bus, adding memory in the PCMCIA slot can slow your A1200 by over 30 percent.
The A 1200's trapdoor local-bus DMA slot is the best place to put memory expansions on that machine, since it's a full 32-bit slot.
Qn the A600, though, the NewMedia card didn't affect the speed at all. A 6Mb A600 certainly makes for a powerful little transportable machine.
NewMedia's president told me that the company plan to release a whole line of PCMCIA expansion cards for the A600 and A1200, including SCSI and serial port adaptors.
NewMedia can be contacted at (714) 453-0550.
That the cities, objects, and dungeons m the land move each time you start the game, allowing infinite re-playability.
However, after you send 35 or so hours solving this the first time, I doubt you'll want to dive in again.
The game itself is entertainin although I'll have to admit that I'd rather have spent more time solving puzzles and exploring than killing the annoying spiders that kept following me across the countryside.
It's not ground-breaking by any means, but there's enough here to keep the casual player occupied. It works fine on the A12Q0, although it's a bit touchy on the joystick on fast machines.
Contact HollyWare Entertainment at 13464 Washington Blvd., Marina Del Rey.CA 90291; (310) 822-9200.
Be adaptable Have you ever wanted to use a Microsoft “Dove bar" mouse on your Amiga? Or are you looking for an analogue joystick to gain that extra degree of control in your flight simulations?
DigiPrint has the solution. The DP Bus Mouse Interface and DP Analog Interface adapt IBM bus mice and joysticks respectively to work on the Amiga.
These aren't your typical “built-in-a- garage" adaptors with screw-together connectors, either. These high-quality devices have factory-manufactured moulded ends that won't come apart if you jerk the cable accidentally.
The DP Bus Mouse Interface is elegant in its simplicity - just plug in an IBM Bus Mouse or trackball and then plug the interface into your Amiga.
If you want to use a top-quality PC mouse, or save some money and buy a bargain-basement replacement mouse, this interface is for you.
The DP Analog Interface is a must- have for flight simulator aficionados.
Unlike simple analogue adaptors, which just rearrange the wires and add a capacitor to increase the joystick's range, the DP interface has a switch that adjusts the joystick's precision.
In the past, an interface that worked well with F-19 might not have offered much' control with Birds of Prey, for instance. Flipping the three-position switch allows the DP interface to work well with all Amiga flight simulators.
These interfaces retail for only SI5 each, and DigiPrint says they should be available through UK computer shops thanks to the their agreements with major distributors.
DigiPrint can be reached at PO Box 13016, Richmond, VA 23225; (804) 560-1769.
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Visible, press Esc to remove it. At the top of the screen you will see the two Status lines and beneath them, the ruler line. The status lines contain details of the document being edited and also of the settings for various Protext features.
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Peeress and hold down the right npuse button and the Henu Bar Peeress and hold down the right nouse button and the Henu Bar uill appear at the top of the screen in place of the top status line, dove the nouse pointer up to the nenu bar and you will find that a nenu drops dots as soon is tht pointer highlights one of the nenu options. Hove the pointer to right and left and you will find that different nehu boxes appear for each of the available options.
Uill appear at the top of the screen in place of the top status I in dove the nouse pointer up to tho nenu bar and you uill find that a nenu drops dow as soon as the pointer highlights one of the nenu Hou you hav» soon idiat tho "onus look like ue cm get dew to creating a docunent. Unlike so** program. Protext does not require Pretext - a nke and simple layout but with very powerful features ou to nine a docunent before you can start entering text, SO you can tart innodiatoly.
Just type m sone text and you will see it start to appear in the pointer up to the menu bar and you will find that a menu drops down as soon as the pointer highlights one of the menu options. Move the pointer to right and left and you will find that different menu boxes appear for each of the available options.
Now you have seen what the menus look like we can get down to creating a document. Unlike some programs, Protext does not require you to name a document before you can start entering text, so you can start immediately.
Just type in some text and you will see it start to appear in the editing part of the screen at the cursor position. When you wish to start a new paragraph you should press the Return key twice. The first press tells Protext that it is the end of the paragraph and the second one puts a blank line between paragraphs.
You can move around the text by using the cursor keys to go up, down, left or right a character at a time, or by holding down the Shift key and using the left and right cursor keys you can move through the text a word at a time.
The Del key can be used to delete any character which is under the cursor in addition to using the Backspace key to delete the character to the left of the cursor, as already described.
In addition to deleting single characters, parts of a word, or complete words may also be deleted by holding down Shift and pressing Del to delete from the current cursor position to the end of word on which the cursor is placed.
Shift and Backspace to delete from t character before the cursor to the start the word. Experiment with these to the effects.
You are now going to add a new tence at the start of the current paragr so move the mouse pointer over the character at the start of the paragraph click the left mouse button to move cursor to the start of the paragraph.
Menu options Alternatively, you could have used of the menu options. To see this in we shall use another of Protext's features restore the cursor to its previous Click on the right mouse button and the Move menu. Move the pointer to the Last position option and select The cursor will be restored to its f position. This is a very useful option you find you have accidentally m somewhere you didn't intend to!
Now you can select the Move again, but this time click on the paragraph option and the cursor will once again be positioned at the start the paragraph.
This is one of many examples you find where Protext provides more l one way to perform a task. You could have made use of Protext's spe keystrokes, but we shan't concern selves with these in this tutorial. If CoverDisk »ant to try them, the appropriate Wystrokes are shown to the right of the
• ptions in the menus and are fully Ascribed in the main manual
(see our apgrade options for details).
Type in a further sentence or two at the
* *rx of the paragraph and you will see fwt the existing text
moves over to the
• gfu automatically to make room for the ¦ew text. This is called
insert mode but ttext also has an overwrite mode.
Display the menu bar and open the menu. You will see that this menu imilar to the other menus we have used
* vept that some of the options have a
• ck against them on the left-hand side.
These options determine the default way wtiich Protext works and their settings narn in force until such time as you tog- them again.
Toggling Seiect the Overwrite mode option and . 4 tick will appear on the left. Close the I »enu, by clicking the left button with the punter outside the menu and then try tjf»g a further sentence. This time, you Pf»nd that instead of moving the exist- text to the right to make room, the text overwrites what was already lost people choose to work in insert for most of the time, but it can be I to be able to overwrite things rather delete and replace them sometimes, of the Option menu once more and off the Overwrite mode option.
Now move the cursor back down to end of the document with the mouse press Return a number of times until text at the top of the screen starts to out of Sight, then type in a few more ed im the start to see w sen graph, ie first 3h and ve the We shall now go to the start of the doc- and insert a new paragraph. As the tflp of the document has scrolled off the
• op of the screen we can no longer just the cursor to where we
want, instead, we can either use a menu or scroll the screen
with the e until we can see the start. If you to use the menus,
you can select the menu and the To Start of Text but for now we
shall use the ;d one action uresto isition.
I select down lect it.
Ormer when Position the pointer on the lower status
* (the second line down from the top of With Pro lex I edit large
chunks of text the screen) and dick the left button. Each time
you click on this line the screen will scroll a screen page
towards the start of the document, until the start is on the
top line. You can then position the cursor at the start of the
line by moving the pointer to the position and clicking.
We now need to insert a blank line at the top of the document into which to start typing the new paragraph. Select the Line menu and the Insert line option. A new line will be inserted above the line on which the cursor is positioned. Now type in some more text. When you have finished, press Return twice to end the paragraph and insert the blank line between paragraphs.
Delete it Having learned how to insert new lines, we shall now learn how to delete them.
Position the cursor on the top line of the document. It doesn't matter where on the line the cursor is placed as we shall be deleting complete lines. Select the Line menu and the Delete line option. The line on which the cursor was placed will disappear and the lines beneath will move up to fill the gap.
Protext also has an Undelete feature which is capable of restoring the last block of text deleted. As far as Undelete is concerned, a block is any section of text over three characters long removed in one go. This includes lines as well as marked blocks of text (described later in the manual). To see this is action, position the cursor at the start.
A useful tip is that the same block may be undeleted more than once. This can be put to good use when you have a number of lines which are similar which you want to enter. Just enter the line once, delete it, then undelete it as many times as you want. You can then go back and make any minor changes required to the other lines.
We shall now go to the end of the document, either by selecting the end of text option from the Move menu, or by scrolling the text with the mouse. To scroll to the end, move the pointer down to the bottom line of the screen and click the left button repeatedly until the end is visible, then position the cursor by pointing and clicking.
It would be a good idea to save the document at this point, as it is always good policy to regularly save your work.
Select the File menu and the Save as... option. Note that the option is followed by three dots, as also are some other options in menus. This is an indication that the option leads to a dialogue box.
When the option is selected, the dialogue box will appear, containing the message "SAVE filename:".
This is the first example of a dialogue box that we have encountered. Protext has a number of dialogue boxes for different purposes and we shall come across further examples later, but in this case it is a Text Box. These are used where you are required to type in text, rather than just select something and always contain text describing what is required. Key in FIRSTONE as the name and press the Return key to confirm the entry. That's it.
Your document is safely saved to disk.
As you will have noticed, the Move and Line menus provide a number of other options in addition to those we have already used.
The Move menu allows you to move the cursor to the start or end of a sentence, or line, to the previous or next paragraph, or page as well as the start and end of a document.
The Line menu allows you to not only insert and delete lines, but also to delete parts of a line or sentence, from the current cursor position.
As these options function in the same way as those which you have already used, we suggest that you experiment with them now, to see the results, using the document you have already created.
File selector The file selector is automatically displayed whenever you select a menu option to load or merge a file and in other situations where a file is to be loaded, such as a different configuration file. The file selector may also be called from the File menu by selecting the Catalogue files... option.
Protext's file selector allows you to carry out various disk "housekeeping" tasks, such as copying, renaming, deleting files and creating new directories in addition to loading files. Other housekeeping tasks not available in the file selector, such as formatting disks, deleting directories and so on, may be carried out from Protext's command line, Select the Load File option from the Files menu and all the screen, apart from the status lines, will be replaced by a large file selector with a menu of options at the bottom. Depending on how many files there are in the current directory,
one or more columns of filenames and directory names will be displayed.
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Iu will i than d also ecial l our- If you With this menu you can configure l rotext to your own system Use either the easy pull down menus or the key commands browse through it by just flicking frd card to card. To search for a particul file, click on browse and then dick in ¦ search string window and type the n«d of the person or any details of the file * wish to see.
Amigadex also allows you to edit eMI ing files. All you have to do is select ¦ particular file you wish to edit, click 4 the edit icon, then again on the line m wish to edit. Once you've finished edtfl or browsing you can print out some or J the files in your database.
Menus Text handling File handling Fitenants Block operations Printing Background printing Printer drivers Nacros and exec files Dictionary con«ands The quick dictionary The user word file The search path External conunds Sundry connands Nantd subject .. will appear at the top of the screen in place of the top status line.
Move the nouse pointer up to the nenu bar and you will find that a nenu drops dovn as soon as the pointer highlights one of the nenu options. Move the pointer to right and left and VOU will find that different nenu boxes appear for each of the available options.
Nov you have seen what the nenus look like w* can get down to creating a docunent. Unlike sone prograns, Protext does not require you to nane a docunent before you can start entering text, so youvBan start innediately.
Directories are listed first, followed by the files in alphabetical order.
Directories are always indicated by a entry to the right of the name, whereas the available options are displayed in a two line menu at the bottom of the window and may be selected either by pressing the key indicated in square brackets, or by double clicking inside the square brackets.
Loading files To load a file, select the required file by pointing with the mouse and double clicking on the entry, or highlight the entry with a single click and then double click on the Return menu option. This same procedure is used when the Merge File option is selected, but when you click on the required file, it will be merged into the document at the current cursor location, Select and load a document now, then move the cursor to a suitable place in the document and use the Merge File option to merge a selected file into the existing document.
If the current drive directory is not the one containing the file(s) you want to load or work on, you will need to change to it To change drives, you must select the [DJrive change option, either by double clicking on the D, or by pressing the D key.
A dialogue box will open with the prompt 'Enter path:", and you should type in the name of the directory you want. The file window will clear and be replaced by the contents of the new drive and the heading at the top of the window will change to show the new drive and directory.
Move the mouse pointer to a directory entry and click on it to highlight it. The directory may then be selected as the current directory by pressing Return or double clicking on the entry in the menu. The list of files will change to show the files available in the directory.
If there are a large number of files it is often more convenient to see only a range Of the files. This can be done by changing the file specification. Double click on the F C overDisk inside the square brackets to select the [F)ile specification option and edit the existing entry, using wildcards and characters, to something which will match only some of the files.
The list of files will change, showing only those files which match the file specification. To show all files again, double click on the [A] Show ALLoption.
Several options are provided to enable you to rename, copy or delete files. Select [C]opy file(s) and a dialogue box will request "COPY from (filename):', this is a request for the name of the file, or files, you wish to copy. The file(s) do not need to be in the current directory, which is why it does not automatically use a highlighted filename.
Wildcards Copy will also allow you to copy a number of files at the same time by specifying wildcards. Once you have entered the name of the file(s) you want to copy and confirmed the entry, a second dialogue box will request "COPY to (file or path):". If you have specified a single file name you may specify a different filename for the destination, but if you have specified wildcards, you must specify a destination directory.
The final menu option in the file selector is the [Njew dir. Option and allows you to create a new directory as a sub-directory of the currently selected directory.
Select this option now and a dialogue box will open, requesting MKDIR directory name:. Key in the name you require and press Return.
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Fighting Warriors Author: Thomas Ip This game won't play directly from the CoverDisk because of its size, but the' no need lo worry as we've made the process of un archiving the game as as possible.
Simply make sure you have a blank disk for Fighting Warriors to go on P dick on the Make A Disk icon in The-Game Of The-Month drawer on Ever wanted to store all your phone numbers and important addresses on your computer but been put off by complicated databases? Well we've got the solution for you - Amigadex!.
Amigadex is essentially a computerised version of a rolladex, which stores addresses and phone numbers on cards.
Each file will store a person's name, address, phone number and a short memo.
Once you've set Amigadex off and running it will ask you if you want to use the file "srAmigedex.cards" which is already on the disk as an example, If you select No then it will prompt you for the name of the new file you wish to create. Amigadex will then create the new file and put it in the directory you specify.
Once you've entered your data you can Amigadex Author: Ray Lambert ShowSTD Author: Andrew Harrison 3 from ticulaf in the ; name lie you STD codes. All you have to do is type in the code and program not only tells you which area it belongs to but it will display it on the map as well.
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As Grammar is a CLI command, just copy it into the C; directory of your working disk for it to be readily available.
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Toasters Author: Gernot Reisinger Toasters is a program which blanks the screen and then displays flying toasters after a nominated time during which Shareware needs you!
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There are two versions of this program on the CoverDisk, one for standard WB.2 Amigas and one for accelerated Amigas with a 680x0 processor fitted.
Flying Toasters works as a background task so when you first start the program you need to press shift+Fl to fetch it to the screen.
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As well as the huge jump in screen colours, the 64 base colour registers drastically reduce the dreaded fringing which haunted Ham of old. For greyscales there's been a similar quality explosion with 256 levels of grey as opposed to just 16 on a standard machine.
Even without the new Ham format, the increase in the machine's colour power is still awe-inspiring, with 256 offer in all standard Amiga modes. This instantly bnngs machine on a par with the best any PC or Mac can offer As well as colour, eight different screen modes await s built-in software flicker fixing as standard. No more need a Commodore or third-party flicker fixers, fust like the K3 on the A500 Plus and A600, all that's required for h*- modes such as productivity is a monitor with a suitable sea rate - either VGA or multisync - and you can kiss fk goodbye for good.
32-bit architecture In short, the Amiga's repertoire as a productivity more precisely a DTP precision platform is complete, more importantly available from a machine retailing under £400.
With the increase in resolution and colour, an worry is that of screen update, however, thanks to bit architecture as opposed to 16 there's an immediate i bling of data transfer.
The This is added to by the super fast AGA which effe manages 64-bit transfer. Thanks to RAM technology makes two fetches per cycle transfer rates are effe quadrupled. As standard the A1200 is shipped with 2Mb Playing the game We've compiled a list of popular games which do and don't work on the new machine. Remember, none erf these games are written specifically for the A1200 - you'll have to wait for dedicated games which take advantage of its new features - rather, those listed here are established Amiga titles.
Games which work... Putty, Zool; Guy Spy, Psyborg, Doodlebug, Flight of the Intruder, Assassin, Troddless, Ween, Ashes of Empire, Anarchy, Nicky Boom, Panza Kick Boxing, IK+, Air Support, R.V.F. Honda, Dungean Master, Tennis Cup, Shadow of the Beast 3, Alcatraz, Aquaventura, Kick Off 2, Discovery in the steps of Columbus, 1000 Miglia ( 1927-1933 volume
1) , No Second Place ...and those which don’t Switchlade 2,
Kyrandia, The Cool Croc Twins, Jimmy White's Snooker,
Supercars 2, Predator 2, Street Fighter, Leisure Suit Larry 5,
Pang, Heroquest, The Carl Lewis Challenge, The Adventures of
Robin Hood, Super Sapce Invaders, Space Crusade, Paradroid 90,
Campaign, Gravity, Suspicious Cargo H ardwarefZl chip RAM -
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Entering the game zone However, 2Mb is only the beginning as third-party suppliers are already offering compatible 16-bit RAM expansions and perhaps more importantly IDE hard disks fitted as standard, ranging from 40Mb up.
Although third-party hard disks are available, your official Commodore guarantee is invalidated by the installation process, so I strongly advise any would-be buyer to ensure that the retailer in question offers a personal guarantee for any subsequent repairs.
This being the case, it's again wise to ensure your supplier is reputable and can actually back-up the guarantees on offer, if the prospect of invalidation is a risk you're not willing to take. Commodore have promised factory-fitted IDEs during the spring of '93 ranging from 20Mb right up to 200.
In addition to a hard disk, RAM expansion is equally important. Here again the A1200 scores well with two upgrading options. The simplest method is to employ the PCMCIA expansion port which will accept up to 8Mb of 16- bit RAM. The PCMCIA cards employed are identical to those used on the A600 which as mentioned above are already With the transition from a standard 16-bit 68000 to a full 32-bit 68020 there's obviously going to be certain amount of incompatibility between formats. However compatibility may not be quite as big a problem as you'd expect.
Commodore are quoting figures that suggest around 60 per cent of existing software will still work perfectly with the new ACA, and this figure can be improved even further by holding down both mouse buttons on boot-up which produces a mode selection screen which allows the user to Specify which chipset the machine will employ.
Both the OCS or old chipset and the ECS or enhanced chipset are stored alongside th? AGA. As a result, mode selection is an invaluable tool in the battle against incompatibility.
In addition to mode selection, additional RAM could also play a part in the struggle as often many programs require a certain amount of fast RAM.
As the A1200 ships exclusively with 2Mb of chip RAM, investment in a suitable PCMCIA may well be worth the additional cost in order to resurrect a few old friends.
Sacrifice Although a problem, it's the new machine's gaming strengths that will make the sacrifice of any old software well worth the heartache.
For example, although the A1200 offers only a 68020 at 14.28MHz - roughly twice that of a standard Amiga - the increase in graphic handling courtesy of the ACA will mean graphic update five times that of a
* normal machine.
This is a performance which in real terms will easily match any 386SX PC for speed and totally annihilate it for smoothness thanks to 2Mb of chip memory as opposed to the maximum of just 640k of base memory found on even the fastest 486s.
Aside from pure update speeds, the animated images themselves will undergo a revolution with a leap from an average of 16 colours to anything from 128 to 256, providing the kind of gaming environment the average PC owner has been all to keen to show stuttering along in the past.
As if that's not enough, hardware scrolling has been dramatically improved while an additional two 16-colour playfields allows Hedgehog-style parallax scrolling.
68020 68882 (option) Kkkilorl 3.0 KMLCA ilot IDE Interface R f Modulator 2Mb chip RAM After a year of constant change and endless speculation the ultimate entry-level machine has finally arrived, Paul Austin explores what is perhaps the hottest release in Amiga history WorW «n Hardware Improvements later date. FPUs are strictly factory fitted, and there's no way to upgrade later without upgrading to a faster CPU FPU combination.
The entire A1200 chipset - with the exception of the CPU - is surface- mounted, including the FPU, so I'm afraid there's no turning back. If you have ray tracing tendencies or a liking for power applications, waiting for the arrival of the FPU option is worth very serious consideration.
Another planned upgrading route concerns the CPU itself. Although a huge improvement on the original 68000, the A1200 boasts up-chipability built directly into the design. Here again the trapdoor adds yet another twist by allowing CPU and presumably FPU accelerator combinations to be plugged directly into the machine.
A welcome planned improvement is that of a high density floppy as found on the A4000 and the vast majority of Pcs.
Although a relatively minor inconvenience the lack of a high density floppy is a strange omission as Workbench 3.0 the shared OS of both the A4000 and A1200 supports the option by default.
With the increase in file sizes prompted by Ham8, a high density would seem an obvious choke from the off. Still, as with almost all the upgrades mentioned, Commodore have assured that high densities will appear in the A1200 during the first quarter of '93.
However, I'm sure with the option already available to the machine it won't be long before the Amiga's army of third party developers begin to offer high density floppies with their 1.76Mb storage as an added incentive to prospective investors.
And before you lament the demise of your existing software, it’s worth mentioning that the high density within the A4000 is equally at home with a standard Amiga disk as it is with a high density, reading both formats automatically.
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Widely available in their 2 and 4Mb forms. Although this is an instant and easily accessible method of expansion it's not the ideal approach for certain applications.
The main drawback of 16-bit expansion is one of speed.
Obviously employing 16-bit access on a true 32-bit machine involves compromise. A faster alternative is to use true 32-bit RAM whkh provides direct memory access or DMA for the CPU.
Again like its predecessors, the A1200 has a trapdoor and it's here where additional 4Mb of 32-bit RAM can be installed. Alas the aforementioned upgrade like the official hard drive option won't be available until eariy '93, but it's an option which may prove invaluable.
In order to get the best from any 32-bit CPU additional and directly accessible fast RAM is essential, especially when using power applications that require fast transfer of large amounts of data, such as DTV, DTP and so on.
Another addition is an optional FPU or floating point unit. The advantage offered by an FPU is again one of speed, but in the case of an FPU its primary concern is serious number crunching.
Once installed, an FPU takes care of the vast majority of the complex maths needed for applications such as ray tracing thereby freeing more valuable CPU time.
The option for either a Motorola 68681 or 68882 like everything eke won't be available until spring '93.
Unfortunately there's absolutely no option to upgrade at a Curious strip As a result, there's no reason why -030s, -040s and beyond can't be added simply as an old-style trapdoor RAM expansion. As you may see from the photography there's a rather curious metal strip on the rear of the machine.
Could it be that this is a cartridge slot for the rumoured Amiga console? According to Commodore's very own Andrew Ball I'm afraid not. Apparently the aforesaid slot is designed with even further expansion in mind.
Because the side of the machine is already taken up by the PCMCIA slot and the trapdoor potentially packed with a 32-bit RAM and accelerator combination, it's here where DMA access take place.
Apart from the usual profusion of gadgets, this small silver orifice opens some very interesting possibilities. For example, with direct 32-bit DMA there's no reason why the DSP or digital Sound Processor promised for the A4000 won't be able to make a move towards the A1200, especially as faster CPUs appear for the machine.
On top of that there's instant potential for standalone Zorro boxes which could be independently powered and connected directly to the machine, offering the one thing that the A1200 lacks, namely access to third-party Zorro III cards boasting 32-bit transfer Such cards are ideal for super fast SCSI-2 hard disks, the aforementioned DSP 16-bit sampling technology, graphics cards and so od which in the past haw been purely the domain M larger members of the Amiga ranJ such as the A3000 and now A4000. (1 course, this is all hypothetical at the momefl but the potential is there, ready to be taken
advantage 1 by third-party developers and perhaps even CommodoJ themselves.
Conclusion Basically I think the facts speak for themselves. Just * the Amiga was the successor to the 64, the new AGA machines are sure to supersede the ageing 16-bit technology of their predecessors.
As for features, the A1200 is nothing short of spectacular in both its standard form and as a platform for expansion.
For enthusiasts and game players alike the A1200 ft ideal, although a mid-range machine based around m 030 is certain for the middle of '93, bridging the gap between the A1200 and A4000.
If you're looking for the next step up the evolutionary ladder the A1200 is quite simply the only option undef £2,000 worthy of consideration.
Enhancements to the Workbench As you'd expect, all the new features of the AGA are supported by the new OS collectively titled Amiga OS 3.0. Although in many respects very similar to AmigaDOS 2.04 there are a number of new features on hand.
Not surprisingly, all the enhancements offered by the AmigaDOS 2.1 upgrade recently issued for OCS ESC machines await.
These include language localisation, PostScript printer support, enhanced support for outlined fonts, an improved ASL file requester and the option for sampled alerts.
Like its predecessor, v3.0 also includes a licensed version of CrossDOS which allows the machine to read, write and format 720k MS-DOS disks.
This presumably will include an option for 1.44Mb PC disks - as is already the case on the A4000 - when the aforementioned high density floppies appear.
Library Perhaps the most exciting addition is that of datatypes which work via the new datatyped library. The end result is that whenever a new datatype is written and added to your system, other datatype-compatible programs will be able to utilise its potential.
For example, if a PCX datatype is ere ated, any program which employs datatypes as an option will instantly gain the ability to display PCX images.
To illustrate the point, a program entitled Multiview comes with the machine which courtesy of datatypes already included with OS 3.0 has the ability to display standard IFFs in all resolutions including Ham8, view text files, hear sampled sounds and examine AmigaGuide hypertext files.
Obviously with the improved screen modes and colour selection, Preferences has been improved to handle palettes of up to 256 colours via a new colour wheel.
And in addition, an impressive new feature allows the user to specify IFF pictures as backdrops for bolF Workbench and windows.
As well as improving the environ ment, sprites have also had some lone overdue attention and no longer havt to suffer the indignity of lo res. Nc longer the ugliest part of th« Workbench environment, they're nov* resplendent in the resolution of you choice and completely independent of the screen on which they appear.
A small improvement perhaps, but no matter how trivial a 64-pixel Super hi-rr | pointer may be, it's a lot more attractive than its chunky lo res predecessors. As they say, the little things add up.
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Fnr More Value Out of the Box You get a lot of value when you buy Art Expression. Not only do you get the leading Amiga illustrator, you also get BME trace at no extra charge. BME allows you to touchup and crop pictures, and to convert your bitmap pictures to jaggy-frec structured drawings automatically. You also get 35 PostScript fonts and two illustrated manuals with a “cookbook” of examples. And when you send in your registration card, we’ll mail you a disk of more free PostScript fonts and clip art!
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W ordprocessors War of words For a year now, the big battalions in the Amiga's productivity sector have been sniping at each other in a fairly desultory fashion.
Stevie Kennedy takes to the trenches as the wordprocessor winter offensive opens on three fronts The odd bombardment of fonts, a dawn raid in the form of PostScript support, or sporadic gas attacks through magazine advertising pages have been the sum total of activity.
The stakes, however, have just been raised and the comfortable phoney war is about to end.
Months of propagandist outpourings in the Amiga press during which the WP arms race went into top gear saw companies scrambling to Support the new chipset with upgrades of existing packages, and the stage is now set for a battle royal between the Wysiwyg warriors.
For the winner, the spoils of war will be a large slice of the home productivity market, and for the loser, um, a smaller slice.
The opening shot was fired by Softwood Inc, reversing the Americans' normal trend of always arriving late for the war, but Digita and New Horizons weren't slow to shoot back.
Final Copy II is a product made for the instant appeal merchants. It is fast, colourful in the extreme, and very Mac-like in its user interface.
ProWrite 3.3 and Wordworth 2, on the other hand, are more traditional wordprocessors with excellent Wysiwyg displays and more powerful features, but neither matches Final Copy II in the looks department.
Whether one approach will succeed over the other is a matter for every reader's preferences, but the standard of Amiga wordprocessing has taken a step forward with all three packages.
In some respects at least, the Amiga seems finally to be threatening comparisons with industry benchmarks like Word 5 on the Mac and Word for Windows 2 on the PC.
Final Copy II Though we didn't see the original Final Copy in this country due to font copyright laws, v2 has been released at last after the Americans went bananas for its DTP qualities.
If the hype is to be believed, FCII is "designed for people who need high quality personal and business documents", and is thus the answer to both wordprocessing and professional publishing problems.
Tall claims though these may be to live up to, the program sets about the task with verve and energy as soon as it is booled. FCII has a clean, well-designed interface which immediately pleases the eye, and looks beautiful when used with the AGA-equipped A1200 or A4000.
Ideal for persuasive documents. FCII SUMS highly lit Style Of the three packages on test, FCII is the only one to properly display 256-colour graphics, and what's more it does so with remarkable speed.
Like its ancestor. Pen Pal, FCII will import, reposition, re-size, and crop IFF files faster than almost any other package, Some might point to the ACA chips and say "so what?", but speed of graphic manipulation is equally impressive on older machines.
When placed in documents, text flow around graphics is handled well, with contoured left and right flow as well as the usual vertical options.
For colour and screen display Final Copy II h hard to beat Flow around both sides of an irregular object isn't catered for unless the object straddles a column break, but this is identical to the way the others work, so FCII is in good company.
Picture settings enable the user to choose a border weight and colour, and it is possible to specify colour zero as transparent or opaque, handy for flowing text around irregular bitmaps.
In addition, the picture can be repositioned either in the current document or onto another page from the same requester, and standoff (the space between the graphic and the text) is user-definable.
Graphic elements can also be layered using the Send To Back and Bring To Front options, and can be locked or unlocked to prevent accidentally re-sizing or moving them, thus causing a screen refresh.
This adds up to graphic manipulation tools not far short of DTP packages. Final Copy II lacks only a rotate function to complete its list of abilities, though in fairness the only such feature it boasts the other wordprocessors on test lack I the crop function.
I would have liked a hide show toggle to avoid sometimes lengthy updates, but this option is absent Brighter Other graphic tools include line, angle and circle ellipse, so the FCII has plenty of options for brightening up document.
Any square or ellipse can be filled a colour from the palette requester surrounded by a user-definable bor lending FCII a more than adequate over the other two programs.
Neither Wordworth 2 or ProWrite offer direct on-screen graphics dra tools.
One problem I encountered wit graphics was when margins became tic around a picture. The program's ins tence on squeezing text around a' obstacle, even if this meant cutting wofL in two without hyphenating them, res in a mess which can be cleaned up by repositioning the graphic or by lengthy session of manual text editing, In general, FCII does a good job of 11 formatting, but in this area at least it less than perfect.
As a wordprocessor rather than a D1 package, FCII is not much better adequate. There are many solid feati such as column mode, a decent mi Amiga Computing January 1993 42 Nordprocessors ¦wry. And good spell checker and the- Mfc but in some ways the program falls
* short of its competitors.
There is no "show invisibles" option, it impossible to discover the hereabouts of carriage returns, tabs, and m on. Which means that when text is
• ¦ported in Ascii format, the user will be laad pressed to clean
up any formatting but falls flat with its document importing
restrictions. Only ProWrite and Ascii format are recognised
with the addition of documents from New Horizons' Flow program,
whose files are virtually identical to ProWrite's.
The user with access to a PC or another wordprocessor is thus restricted in his or her file swapping activities.
The program's separate file conversion utility will convert documents from a number of formats, including Pen Pal, Final Copy, excellence, Kindwords, and WordPerfect, but I would have been happier to see this sort of feature built in to the main program to save a lot of faffing about.
Wordworth takes the import export challenge head on and stamps it into the ground like some mad bull intent on free trade for all.
Graphic support covers IFF, PCX, BMP, EPS, and clip art, and document load save options are available for no less than eight other Wps, including MS Word and WordPerfect (MSDOS only), WordPerfect Amiga, ProWrite, and ProText.
The Brits are obviously much more communicative than the Yanks in this respect.
Such a basic omission in what is, after ML a wordprocessor, came as something tfitftock.
DTP aspects of text handling are with control over text width, lead's obi»que percentage (amount of italici- to you and me), and colour, so it be a niggardly accusation to say text control is fatally flawed, but you buy a wordprocessor you it to support basic wordprocessor put beside the lack of index or generation as offered by Wordworth, the package's non-support for Adobe 1 or Agfa CompuGraphic fonts, the Copy II bandwagon starts to hit a potholes.
* would be too easy to concentrate on P* program's admittedly
superb list of DTP features and its stunning AGA sup* port then
skimp over the features it could should have, but this package
is being »o*d as a wordprocessor and it must be such.
For owners of the AGA chipset ¦fchmes, it would be hard not to recom- Final Copy II. It is virtually a full- colour DTP package capable of superb
* wrScript output and works as smoothly m one could wish.
However, those owners of older machines unable to take advantage of 256 colours, and who have plans to produce urge documents requiring more meaty r i&t-crunching features, would be advised r to treat the program as a basic DTP pack-
* age rather than a first choice wordsmith.
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Nan kopouesle. Today declared 1993 the Tear Of The C*. A *5 day celebratory period dumg which tm we as individual members must do cum ilmo&t to promote the movomonrc P0 c«w end to assire for the cat ts ngttftJ ptece at the heart of oir society IN3IDL I HIS MONTH How I saved my cat from a vicious dog. Shocking hue story of canine bruteftyi PLUS. Cats in the dog house Are we Computers are all about data, and wordprocessing is no exception. How, then, do the three packages fare when importing or exporting data in a variety of formats?
It is essential for the user that when an important document, perhaps passed on from the office PC, or sent through the post, is presented to his or her wordprocessor that the program doesn't turn up its nose or shrug its shoulders in ignorance.
To this end, all three packages make a varying degree of effort to support other file formats.
All three will load and save in Ascii text format, and all three can import any IFF format, including HAM8 and 24-bit. The similarities, however, end there.
Final Copy II is reasonably served by loader modules for ProWrite, WordPerfect, and Pen Pal, but its refusal to open clip art files is a blow to its flexibility.
The user need only copy new loaders to the FCLibs drawer ere* ated by the program's installation routine for Final Copy to recognise other file formats, but when and if Softwood will release these modules is not known at the moment.
ProWrite hits a home run with support for ProDraw clip art, New Horizons and ProWrite have been in the Amiga wordprocessing business longer than almost anyone else, and the package has undergone a long evolutionary process.
It is no surprise, then, that v3.3 has been released partly as one of ProWrite's regular upgrades, but mostly to take advantage of the AGA chip set.
What is surprising is that New Horizons have failed to completely support 256 onscreen colours when ProWrite 3.3 is used with an AGA machine such as the A4000 and A1200 on which our copy was tested.
Instead, the imported graphic is dithered as a screen picture with a maxi- what will be an insatiable end-user appetite for more colourful, more powerful software.
Unfortunately, falling between two stools as it does, it hits targets which the wordprocessing user might not aim at in the first place.
Trading standards ProMrltc 373.1UK - 0 1907-92 Hew Horizons Software. Inc. ProWrite 3.3 reli Page Setup "Postscript" by Nordprocessors can mix it with the best of them ut its 100,000 word dictionary and th with 300,000cross-references.
Cross-matching Checking is fast, efficient, and acc and the thesaurus has a more than quate system for cross-matching adjectives and adverbs.
A pleasant feature, given that this American product, is the diction**] acceptance of British spellings such colour and labour.
The only distinguishing feature of; spell checker is its capacity to check spelling of words as they're typed.
While a pain in the neck at times, option to have the machine beep flash every time a word is spelled ideal for young children. Being fore stop and retype a word until it is correctly is more conducive to lea than having a checker whizz through PostScript | Draft C All Poge* jRpnge (-* Front ro Bach J Back ro Front | Range ( From ; r CoWare C AB iPRUBVHI J Odd only J Even only r Paper Feed -] ) Continuous C Smy Sneer J Set Detauft Print Coneei M rs Miggi na’ foil t empori imi final Copy H i excellent print requeiter In action some, and it is the mark of a true wordprocessor that this
kind of feature is available.
Text routing may be simple vertical flow from one to another or may be set to "snake" horizontally, useful for pages broken up by centrally located pictures, and a bookmark may be placed at any point to facilitate rapid movement from one part of a document to another.
Unfortunately, only one bookmark per document may be placed, which limits this feature's usefulness.
In reply to the master page system used by FCII, ProWrite 3 3 enables the user to set different headers and footers for odd and even pages, essential for multiple page documents printed on doublesided pages.
The master page system is more flexible in that it makes possible the production of graphic folios such as the AC symbol used on most AMIGA Computing pages, but odd even headers and footers are better than nothing. When spell checking a finished document, ProWrite Jftdl iub*ntry lllaaaint habits [7 Include other occurrence* in index [7 Exclude thu occurrence PLUJ Ulk IB lenient en eur Wordworth 2 thorn off one of Its powerful new document features If you can t stand the heat completely supporting the SoftLogik HotLinks standard. For a review of this package, see Acs passim, but suffice to
say it with both bitmap graphics and text, enables ProWrite to lish" text for use in, say, a DTP program or "subscribe" to te and graphics created elsewhere.
All updates take place simultaneously if both the subscriber for example ProWrite - and the publisher (DPaint) are running, at loading time if a document contains HotLinked text or graph' which have been changed since the last session.
HotLinks has a much more sophisticated approach to hot If ing than the Workbench alternative, but it has the disadvan of being useless in the ProWrite context unless the user al purchases the system itself from SoftLogik.
The major advantage for Workbench hot links is that they a simple links to any type of graphic the package can import. Th Wordworth 2 users will be able to hot link a ProDraw clip, a PC BMP, or even a 24-bit file for editing in Art Departme Professional (ADPro won't load EPS files • only save them).
Final Copy II users, until the program improves in the imp department, will at least be able to edit IFFs, including t 256-COlour and HAM8 varieties, if they have Dpaint IV AG or ADPro.
The term "hot links" has become something of a buzzword since the release of Softlogik's HotLinks package stirred the Amiga world to consider its lack of a dynamic data exchange (DDE) system similar to that used in Windows 3.1. Dynamic Data Exchange is the process where a program creates a hot link for a graphic or a block of text, then monitors it for changes.
In effect, a hot linked graphic is placed only temporarily in a document, the package remembers where it came from, and if changes have been made since it was last used, the new version is used.
All three title contenders make their own attempts to meet DDE needs, though only ProWrite implements the SofLogik system. Final Copy II and Wordworth 2 make use of Workbench 2.0x links, enabling the user to save the link to a graphic rather than the graphic.
Final Copy II uses hot links alone, which automatically update a picture as it is changed, while Wordworth offers a more flexible choice between cool links and hot links.
A cool link simply creates the link, then waits until the document is loaded at a future date before showing the changes onscreen. ProWrite takes a much more thorough approach by mum of eight colours. True, 256-colour IFFs and the new HAM8 format are recognised and imported, but there is no visible evidence on-screen of the new colours.
In terms of the speed at which images are imported, screen versions calculated, and then displayed, ProWrite falls far behind Final Copy II.
One HAM8 image I tested with both packages was loaded and displayed by FCII in little more than five seconds, while ProWrite took over a minute to build a representation of the same IFF.
When it takes this long on an A4000 using the fast ACA chips and a 68040, something has to be wrong with the basic approach taken by the package to graphics in general.
Dithering using eight colours is a useful way to save memory and represent the graphic more accurately to those using eight-colour dot matrix printers, but in the days of the ACA chips and colour PostScript output there should be an option to enable truer 256-colour displays.
Attractive Paradoxically, this situation makes what is basically a less powerful wordprocessor, Final Copy II, look much more attractive to the Power users with A4000s and colour document requirements.
When manipulating graphics, ProWrite can keep up with the colourful upstart, though much slower when a picture is resized, and has the usual left and right vertical and contour text flow.
Irregular text flow is handled in the same way as FCII in that small gaps around objects are used to squeeze text to the limits.
The result, in common with the other two packages, is that words will sometimes be split into their component letters, one on each line.
This is as far as ProWrite's graphical capabilities goes. There are no line drawing tools as found in FCII, though ProWrite will at least import structured drawings from other packages, something which FCII will not do.
Text handling is another story.
ProWrite is a fully-fledged wordprocessor with its emphasis firmly on the words, and this shows as soon as serious word crunching starts.
The program has several powerful features not found in FCII and one or two which Wordworth 2 can't match. In particular, I liked the Retain Apply option, which enables the user to choose the format or style from a block of text, then apply it to another block.
The usefulness of this feature when using large documents cannot be underestimated. Not as powerful as FCII's style tags, perhaps, but more flexible in use.
There are also several text formatting commands, such as the column break and variable undo functions which, though less glamorous than full AGA support, become essential in the user's document creation.
Without such seemingly tiddly extras the job of the writer can become tire- Vjordprocessors 'Stakes at the end of the document.
Overall, ProWrite has continued its traction of being the Amiga's most consistently "almost there" product. It is perfectly capable of most wordprocessing tafcs and has excellent PostScript support.
However, with its failure to properly sopport AGA and its lack of some features Sound in Wordworth 2, it will be a second choice for most users this side of the Adantic, As a counterbalance, ProWrite can offer a long history of stable performance on all Amiga models and a regular upgrade poicy.
If the consistent New Horizons support n the past is anything to go by, this is not i program which will be left behind by new developments.
Wordworth v2 Since its release last year, Wordworth has enjoyed its fair share of success, due mostly to a combination of full Wysiwyg screen display, excellent font and printer support, and solid wordprocessor features.
The latest release builds on what was an already sound base by adding many new features without losing the original's concentration on power.
Like ProWrite 1.1, Wordworth 2 will enport 256-colour and HAM8 graphics, but will not display them on-screen in full colour. The program has support for a 256-colour palette, but Digita claim to have received their AGA machines too late for the WW2 launch.
"In common with ProWrite, WW2 cannot offer FCII's line drawing tools" Plans are afoot to release a free upgrade disk to users as soon as the new graphics formats can be fully implemented, at which time Wordworth should look as good as Final Copy II does now.
Graphics flexibility in WW2 is aided enormously by its import options, which include not only all IFF formats, but ProDraw clip art, Encapsulated PostScript (EPS), and the PC bitmap formats PCX and BMP. Neither ProWrite nor Final Copy can handle this variety of graphics.
Once on-screen, graphics can be repositioned and re-sized as normal, though there is no crop function as in FCII. Screen update, when moving or scaling a picture, a faster than ProWrite, slower than Final Copy, but at all times acceptable on faster machines.
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Textually, Wordworth 2 is far and away the best of the three packages on test, Not only does the program support more font standards than FCII (which has support only for its own type), WW2 is sup- plied with two disks containing 17 official Agfa CompuGraphic typefaces, and will dso use the Adobe Type 1 fonts built in to the standard PostScript laser printers.
File conversion utilities are available in shareware to convert Adobe fonts to Agfa standard, and a goodly selection of Agfa- compatible fonts is available from our advertisers (see under DTP in the Locator), so Wordworth users should have no problems when expanding their font libraries.
Printing presses ProWrite users will also benefit from the ready availability of new CompuGraphic fonts, but with only seven typefaces shipped as standard, ProWrite suffers typographically.
Printer drivers Wordworth's usual printer drivers are supplied with the package, which enable the user to choose from a long list of popular printers, install the correct printer driver and printer fonts, then use the fonts directly from within a document.
In total, WW2's support for printers is of a far higher standard than either ProWrite or FCII.
My one gripe with font handling is that although WW2 includes Agfa's Intellifont technology, screen representations of fonts, both Agfa and Others, can be less than perfect.
At sizes below 12 point, the type becomes almost unreadable, especially when using the PostScript printer driver and its internal fonts.
These are displayed using fairly crude one-size bitmaps, which distort badly when used at low or high type sizes.
Quick Screen mode will show printeref- fects such as bold and so on, but use a standard Amiga font such as Topaz for screen fonts, and this can be used to increase speed or enable the typing of, say, 9-point text.
However, with a Wysiwyg wordprocessor, I would have expected better screen fonts.
Having said this, ProWrite is no better in the screen font department, its own fonts appearing scrunched and eye-watering at lower point sizes.
Final Copy II scores highly in print tests, and has one of the most comprehensive printing preferences requester of any Amiga wordprocessor.
Graphic density and greyscale threshold can be set, RGB colour correction and halftone or ordered dithering is available, and page orientation (PostScript only) can be toggled between landscape and portrait.
The only major omission is the option to print a page at less than 100 per cent Final Copy II scores well here with its screen magnification option, enabling users to zoom in up to 400 per cent, but this can be a slow process when IFFs are on screen.
Having perused the program's Wysiwyg features, the WW2 user will quickly find when he or she moves on to large document creation, that Wordworth has several superb professional wordprocessor features which elevate it above its competitors on the power curve.
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Wordworth and ProWrite both offer these options, and have full PostScript support. Initial tests with the office LaserWriter II NTX and a very expensive Phaser III Pxi colour laser printer suggest that Final Copy's output has a slight edge over the other packages, but there is little in it.
- SSI do for a start. Index generation makes it possible for
users to highlight any word in a document and include it in an
index to be appended to the finished article.
What's more, the process enables sub- items to be indented below the main entry complete with their own page numbers.
Index generation For example, one could index Amiga as the main entry, then trawl through a document indexing every occurrence of A1200 or A4000 as sub-items.
The resulting index will have an entry under A for Amiga with the sub-items showing all pages where the text A1200 or A4000 occurred.
Added flexibility is included in that users can choose to de-select certain occurrences of an index entry or choose whether or not all occurrences will be listed.
Authors of large documents will find this feature invaluable and it is in itself a reason for students to type their dissertations on Wordworth 2.
Lists are more or less simpler indexes, and may be used to create a table of contents or list of illustrations.
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World: Please add 40p per disk £1.20 Per Disk Plus Posture I've always been suspicious of so-called miraculous musical tuition courses since the days when, Les Paul copy in hand, I tfnjggled and failed to master the arcane of playing Stairway To Heaven with the of a dodgy fingering diagram and a p*ay-along-a-Max flexi-disc.
It was with a certain amount of cynicism, therefore, that I approached Midscape's Mcacle keyboard tutor. If the marketing bk*b was to be believed, I would be playing the piano in three weeks and reading Jhett music "within weeks".
Apprenticeship Now, it's a well known fact that "weeks" p ral can mean anything up to ten years 1520 "weeks") and beyond, but the hinted at three week time period for my keyboard apprenticeship was a definite figure I could 9et my doubting teeth into. This in mind, I M ounged a keyboard and sat back grin- nng smugly, fully anticipating another real-
* y gap between marketing claim and cold tiuh.
Five minutes following the simple installation procedure and a few hours at the "ones was enough to turn cynicism into astonishment as my first rendition of Dvorak's Largo (the Hovis tune to you and me), complete with left hand chord changes, floated serenely from the Miracle's stereo speakers. I sat back with a grin which
* ad been magically transformed from smug cynicism to gloating
pleasure.
Miracle is a hardware and software double act combining a standard 49-key key
* wn Amiga Computing's very own musical idiot, Stevie Kennedy,
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written by the Blue Ribbon Soundworits people. At the heart of
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software.
When the user strikes a key on the Miracle's pressure-sensitive keyboard, a signal is passed down the connecting cable to the software, which displays the key press in graphic form using an on-screen keyboard. Data transfer is virutally instantaneous, and as the user progresses from the first sections detailing proper keyboard posture and how to use Miracle to the lessons themselves, the software begins to show just how central this interaction is to its operation.
MIDI options Miracle is basically a MIDI keyboard, so it can of course be used in conjunction with any MIDI sequencing package and MIDI interface . However, as the Miracle software is written by Blue Ribbon Soundworks, Bars and Pipes Professional is particularly useful.
This top end Amiga sequencer has a Miracle keyboard driver as standard, and selecting Miracle during Bars and Pipes installation will enable the user to directly address the Miracle's patches by name rather than MIDI patch number.
No MIDI connector is required when using Bars and Pipes, as the driver software will utilise Miracle's serial connector. It's difficult to imagine anyone buying Bars and Pipes Professional without also paying the £20 or so for a MIDI interface, but the feature is a useful one nonetheless.
Over 40 types of error are checked for, grouped into seven categories, and two phrase banks are used to generate reports on the user's performance. This means that messages coming from the "tutor" to the pupil are varied and tailored to each individual performance, with the result that the Miracle owner has, in effect, a captive piano tutor in a box.
Hypertext is used for most reports and information screen, making it possible for the user to simply click on the word "Beethoven" for example to summon a screen of information. All musical terms used have their own hypertext screens, so the software can be very educational in the more traditional music education sense.
Fingering Lessons are grouped into chapters, each dealing with one complete tune, and start with a blackboard containing details of the phrase, chord, or notes about to be practiced. When first introduced, all new notes are indicated on the keyboard using fingering numbers to encourage correct technique from the start, and a variety of tuition games are used to stave off boredom.
These include Ducks, where the pupil attempts to shoot ducks moving across musical staves by pressing the corresponding key, Ripchord, where a correctly fingered chord results in the safe landing of parachutists (failure can be messy), and Aliens, where one | attempts to follow a sequence of notes played by a Close Encounters-like flying saucer. Better still, though, is hesitation mode.
Where everyone begins, hesitation mode is used to display a piece of music in standard notation but without the metronome and with a box outlining the next note to be played. The user then plays at his or her pace until confident with the tune. Miracle will not move on to perfor- • Hardware ?
Mance mode with the metronome until the pupil can finger the melody more or less correctly, so there's plenty of room for error.
When errors begin to multiply, representing a basic and repetitive failing, Miracle will skip backwards to simple one- handed practice or to rhythm-only mode.
The really clever bit, though, is that the software can tell exactly what is going wrong.
If the user continually messes up a chord change or can't get a handle on quarter notes, Miracle's musical brain will sort out what's going wrong and devise a lesson to remedy it. This can range from right handed melody practice, to left-handed chord changes, or even a trip back to the duck shooting range. The latter is particularly humiliating for the budding keyboard jockey and prompts my only criticism of the software - it can be very The friendly face of Miracle tuition greeting users by name picky. Very picky, that is, when the pupil is consistently fingering the wrong note, or coming
in early on an upbeat, but the built-in "near enough will do" approach compensates for this when a nearly correct performance is acceptable enough to allow advancement to a new lesson. The authors have obviously given a great deal of thought to the problem of computers having a much more finicky ear for timing than the average human, and the compromise works admirably.
Evaluation At no time during my own lessons did I have cause to complain about the software's evaluation of my progress. I did, of course, swear vociferously at the machine when it asked me yet again to go through the fourth measure (it could have been the fifth measure) of Lqrgo and get that chord change just right, but the machine was correct and I eventually mastered it properly instead of in the cobbled-up fashion I would have found acceptable.
In less than three days of fairly intensive practice (I couldn't be dragged away from it once I'd discovered how much fun it was), I progressed from being unable even to play Chopsticks to playing a tune with both hands involving three chords and a tricky thrice-in-one- measure chord sequence.
As far as I was concerned, the last note fading away to the accompaniment of rhythmic banging from BBBBBBBB The Horh tune In all Its musle sheet glory. III can play It, so fan you Future proof?
The miracle manual makes every attempt to point pupils in the right direction.
Suggestions are included concerning the best places to go in search of a decent professional tutor, which artists to listen to for keyboard ideas, and even what sheet music to opt for. The authors make no bones about Miracle's beginner status and recommend that ambitious users study musical theory and technique with a qualified tutor.
Of course, by the time the user moves on to such advanced tuition, Miracle will have per formed its task, and may have been developed further. Mindscape say they are looking at further developing the whole system, so keep an eye on our updates column for the latest news.
Budding pianists will be able to progress with Miracle as far as about grade four in standard piano tuition terms, but at this point the 49-key limit will be reached.
A full piano keyboard covers at least six octaves, while the Miracle can handle only four.
For the advanced stages of tuition, therefore, a larger keyboard will be required, and unless Mindscape produce another version of the package, users will have to part company with Miracle and hunt out a decent full size synth or piano.
Before this stage is reached, however, a selection of add-on song disks and advanced lesson disks will be available, the first of which should be released after Christmas containing popular mod ern songs by Madonna and others. In addition, The big night What can you do once you've started m find your feet (or fingers) and wish Ml expand your musical horizons? MiradB can be an excellent tutor, but will it you occupied once |ingle Bells begins »] drive you mad?
Although there are 40 chapters in th*j Miracle learning curve, each based 4M one song, there are in fact hundreds songs available on the disks supplied w.t* every keyboard. These range from] America (using the same tune as o«l national anthem) to |ohn Lennon'i] Yesterday and the Beatles' Yellom Submarine, and any one of them can be loaded by the user.
By simply going to the practice room.] the user is presented with a file requested and, once a song is chosen, with a range of practice options. He or she can choose to practice right, left, or both hands, rhythm, the notes themselves (as in hes*- i tation mode), play a solo with thai metronome, or a duet with another com- puter-controlled pianist.
Once happy with the song, popping into the performance hall enables practice with a full orchestral backing, which I will be in a style to suit the piece. At ttw I point, the warm glow of satisfaction from I having practised a song to performance standard without the help of the tutond I is not to be underestimated.. my irritated neighbours at one in thd morning, Miracle had lived up to its namm in no uncertain fashion.
For the parent or teacher, never mm the thousands of us harbouring o« dreams of musical success, Miracle is Oflfl of the most educational and enjoyabM pieces of hardware yet released for thfl Amiga. Its simple design, superb softwarj and open ended potential for add-ofl disks, MIDI sequencing and so on, wodfl make it a good buy at the price eved before the cost of piano lessons was lakM into account.
Value When the £10+ per hour fees, mutol plied by one to two years and possibM more than one child are calculated*!
Miracle shines as much on its value ,of| money merits as it does on its musical arm technical abilities. This product is already a| success on the PC and Nintendo systems and can hardly fail to be a big hit on the Amiga.
Now then ... was that a C7 or a suspended C? And how many times do I] have to practice that triplet with octave stretch?
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AMIGA 4000...only£2099.99 ftar “001fo “£,!L« 9 pm colour, 8 font*, 22S cp* drafl. 45 cp» NLQ. A4 With the power of the 32 bit processor running at 25 Mhi land*cape printing.
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Please phone for details on warranty 6 AMIGA 4000., ,.only£2099.99 Deluxe comet with a Built in 20 Mb hard drive StarSJ48CanoivStar bubbiejet cartridges £ 17.99 Canon BJ20 ......£309.99 SUPRA MODEMS Built in auto cheat feeder and extra facilities than Bj 10 1 Canon BJ300 ....£379.99 The Supra-Fax Modem o7b|33C?.£519.99 V.32 bis (14400 baud !!!)
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AMIGA 1500+ only £489.99 With 2.04 Kkkltort chip and Workbench 2 04 f.' AMIGA 1500+ SW Pack only £539.99 wOhMlRxWafoHawtaminliimiftnqifenNlTeibNkitancti AMIGA 1500 Def»«e..only £549.99 With the Prima ROM sharer, 1.3*2.04 Kickstart chip All Amiga'* tom* with Workbench, mouse A 12 month warranty The standard A600 v A1200, A1000 A A4000 come with 12 months on site warranty Ail 600 * also come with a built In Integral hard disk option.
CDTV MULTI MEDIA PACK AND A570 CD ROM Complete with CDTV. Keyboard, Mouie , disc drive & Workbench 1.3 Oflly £469.99 CDTV inc Welcome disk......Only £369.99 CD Rom Amiga A570 ....only £329.99 Turn* your Amiga 560 into a CDTV CDTV keyboard .only 49.99 House Joystick interface----------------- ,. POA CONSOLES SEGA MASTER SYSTEM only £77.99 Inc Olympic Gold cartridge * Alex Kidd MASTER SYSTEM PLUS only £87.99 Inc Ram bo 3 game. Alex Kidd * Light gun SEGA MEGADRIVE 16 bit ...only £ 124.99 inc. Sonk the Hedgehog «r Olympic Geld OR ADD JUST £ 15.00 TO INCLUDE STREETS OF RAGE WITH
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SEGA GAMEGEAR PLUS only 124.99 inc. Sonic The Hedgehog6 Ham* Adaptor Full range of IBM compatibles available AH HP printers come with a 3 year warranty With the FIRST EXTRAS Pack you can make sure you have every thing you need when buying an Amiga . All the essentials required for the first time buyer and at a bargain price Comprises:
• Top quality microswitched Powerplay Cruiser joystick
• Mouse Mat
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• 10 high quality Blank Disks
• Plus 3 games only £29.99 MONITORS All our monitors are UK spec.
All monitors come complete with a free Amiga lead W ARNINC:
Before you purchase a monitor make sure , it hat a full UK
specification. You might be buying what you think it a timilar
monitor at a lower price but it it likely to be a "GREY" import
These monitors do not comply with British safety standards and
are not covered by an official warranty PHILIPS CM8833mk2
stereo colour monitor Colour stereo monitor. 600*285 line
resolution, greet* screen facility, one years on site
maintenance.
Now with Lotus Turbo Esprit' only £2l9.99uKSpec. Commodore 1084 5 SDI Stereo Colour monitor earuret 5I dot pilch moluoon. Amiga cable included Some People think their monitor* are a legend In (heir own only £209.99 PHILIPS BRILLIANCE SVGA Colour monitor with overscan facility The Sniliancc monitor has . High quality Super VGA resolution Includes overscan facility, .28 dot pitch.and tilt swivel *tand 12 months on site maintenance.
1500 VERSION £389.99 with Flicker Free Video card A500 VERSION £489.99 GOLDSTAR REMOTE control TV monitor superior to a standard TV trt with full remote control £169.99 COMMODORE I960 multisync only £436.99 SPECIAL OFFERS ON ACCESSORIES WHEN BOUGHT WITH A MONITOR."
TILT ft SWIVEL STANDS. ...£11.99 14" MONITOR COYERS .„„m,mrT£S.t9 SUPRA MODEMS The Supra-Fax Modem
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Now only £139.99 2400 PLUS without fax facility ONLY £119.99 Supra 2400zi Plus Internal version for the 1500 200013000 rang*. Similar to Supra Fax Plus but no Fax capability. Inc. free modem cable ft A talk 3 comm* t w only £99,99 Supra 2400 Get on line using thi* great value fa*t modem with auto dial A receive. 2400 baud Hayes comp. V22 BIS. Inc modem cable ft comm* Vwff only £79.99 GP FAX SOFTWARE only £29.99 if bought with modem All Supra Modem* come with a 5 year warranty! VI D I AMIGA 12 POWER SCANNER jOjBJ J iflM ;7il j ¦ SOFTWARE Replacing (he famous Complete Colour Solution, this
new package from ROMBO is even better The ultimate low cost colour dlgicner. No filters or RGB splitter required. Colour images can tie captured in less than a second, mono images are grabbed in real time. Fully compatible with any video source.
Includes multitasking software, cut & paste wish masking, multiframe store with animated playback, composite or s-video input. 4696 HAM support & many more advanced features only £77.99 or £99.99 with built in MEGA MIX MASTER.' TAKE 2 only £39.99 Tim is latest ammation package for the Amiga from Rombo. Features include load and save from D Paint animations and IFF files Supports HAM graphics MEGAMIX MASTER Tho is a low cost 8 bit. High sampler that plugs into your printer port Special cffccu include echo that can t c added m real time, fully multitasking and easy to use.
Only £29.99 We recommend all ROMBO products Because some older software will not run on Kickstart 2 First Computers launched the PRIMA (as supplied to Phoenix) ROM sharer. This high quality ROM sharer features a flexible ribbon connection so that it can be positioned anywhere within your A500 Plus or A600. Full 2 year replacement warranty now only £19.99 or £27.99 for keyboard switchable version mnnii AMIGA A500 HARD DRIVES GVP Series IIHD8* 42Mb -.only £289.99 GYP Series ll HD8+ Mmb,.....,..,, .only £379.99 GVP Series IIHD8* 120Mb ... only £419.99 GVP Series IIHDl*
240Mb .- only £669.99 A500 GVP Combo's A530Combo40MHz,'t8Mb HO Only £679.99
85) 0 Combo40MHz,'120Mb HO--------- Only £759.99 A5)0 Combo
(OMHiWBMb HO only £989.99 8SU2 Co-Promwr Kit for AS Jl_ only
£209.99 GVP memory RAM 4mb RAM card AMIGA ISHflW nidi
2mb....Only £ 149.99 32 bit 60ns I Mb SIMM for
Accelerator .. only £64.99 32 bit 60ns 4Mb SIMM for
Accelerator only £ 179.99 1500 2000 Hard Drives Impact
Serif i IIHCI* Control card only £ 124.99 Impact Series
IIHC8* wrth 42Mb HO . Only £269.99 Impact Series IIHC8*
with Mmb HO Only £349.99 Impact Series IIHC8+
with 120Mb HD Only £409.99 Impact Series IIHC8+ with
240Mb HD . Only £639.99 Impact Series IIHC8* with 420Mb
HO....., only £ 1039.99 1500 2000 G-FORCE ACCELERATORS
G-Foff *010-2SMHI with I Mb 32 bit RAM.only £549.99 ‘ G-Force
030-46HHz with 4Mb J2 bit RAM.Ortly £789.99 G-Force 036-SOMHz
with 4Mb 32 bit RAM only £ 1109.99 G-Force 040-28MHz with 2Mb
32 bit RAM for A3000 only £1499.99 Syquest 88Mb + Cartridge &
HC8+ only £559.99 All GVP products come with i full 2 year
warranty ROCTEC A500 CONTROLLER CARD ' Very similar in style
to the GVP Hdi* but unpopulated and without a hard drive to
you 1 can fit your own. Please specify IDE or SCSSI Expands
to 8Mb of RAM using SIMMS only £164.99 ROCTEC
40Mb £269.99 ROCTEC 60Mb £304.99 ROCTEC
80Mb....£339.99 ROCTEC 120Mb... £374.99
W. th thr latest version 2 sofware for bright A sharp grey icalr
performance. Flexible scanned .mage display Simply the best!
Fits onto the side expansion poet Auto
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Configures With no software patching.
Only £94.99 on demo I Wh n 7IPS .ire need the Sunn RAM tan nr.ti he When 2S6?4 ZIPS in ucrd, thr Supra RAM can only be I populated up to 2 Mb without replacing with I Mb by 4 UPS EPSON GS6000 COLOUR FLATBED 8Mb pop to I Mb £89.99 only £799.99 phM'hrfcuitaMuM 8Mb pop to 2 Mb ...ll 14.99 MlfF &TRADCFRRAI I 5 8MbP°Pto2Mb"Mb"***13 MICE &TRACKERBALL5 8Mb pop to 4 Mb....£l94.99 NAKSHA MOUSE only £24.99 8Mb pop to 8 Mb £299.99 with Operation Stealth, mouse mat. Holder and 2 8Mb pop to 2 Mb for 2000 year warranty. 290 DPI .... Golden Image Mega Mouse 1500 ran«e 1149 " Fully
mi.ro-.wltched 5 I 2K RAM.01)1 £22.99 Top quality Reflex RAM expansions for the A500 Top quality Reflex RAM expansions for the A500 GENIOUSHappy mouse nc mouse ton**** with battery backed clock and ofVoff switch.
Mat. Same quality as the Naksha mouse. Ijllly FiTiMiM JII only £19.99 I Built for First Computers & supplied to Built for First Computers & supplied to Phoenix, these high quality modules will take your A500+ or the new A600 (inc built in clock) up to 2 Mb of chip RAM without invalidating your warranty A500P A600 Unpopulated only £I6.99...£23.99 Phoenix, these high quality modules will GOLDEN IMAGE Brush take your A500+ or the new A600 (inc built
• . • in clock) up to 2 Mb of chip RAM without mOUSC With Deluxe
paint 3 I invalidating your warranty New concept in mkr. Held
in a similar way to a pen A500P A600 only £24.99
Unpopulated only £I6.99...£23.99 Golden
Image optical mouse £29.99 Populated to SI2K only £26.99.£32.99
Zydec Trackerball .£29.99 Populated to
I Mb only £33.99.£39.99 Golden Image Crystal Trackball...£36.99
2 Mb A600 PCM CIA RAM card..£ 134.99 DISK DRIVES 4 Mb A*°° PCM
CIA RAM card-£204" Roclite 3.5" only £64,99 IjiJMLlSLflLiMUlllM
super slim Roclite. Beat review for disk drives in I mb by 8 9
SIMMS (3 chip)..£28.?? Per Mb Amiga Format. Now with built in
virus checker «d| Mbby? SjmmS ..£ I I 4.99 per 4
Mb andcHckdeviceB ..... _ _.... ... .. « pu ¦ f p m aa I Ml) by
4 DRAMS £42.99 per I Mb Cumana3.5 ....only £57.99 i Mb
t y 4 zips only £39.99 per Mb I meg external drive. The best
name in disc drives 256by4DRAM(DILs))dtiilforA590 and others _
4+ (512K) ......now only £3.49 8+ (I
Mb) .now only £3.29 New slim
line high quality drive at a low cost,
16+(2Mb) ......now only £3.09
recommended Kickstart
1.3 .£24.99 only
£49.99
Kickstart2.04 ...£35.99 only
£49.99 OPALVISION 24 bit graphics card ft video system for the
I S00 2000 3000 4000. Includes software bundle only £679.99
GENLOCKS Fatter Agnes
8372A ......£32.99 OPALVISION 6571
-0326 Keyboard controller £9.99 ......CIA 8520A I O
controller ......£8.99 Tecno-Wus Midi
Interface with midi in out thru, and 2 switchable midi out thru
sockets, cablet ft Music X
Junior!! only £39.99
Mouse,'joystick port switcher only £13,??
Computer Video Scart Switch only C19.99 2 way Parallel port sharer box inc cable.only £17.99 Amgz Sound Enhincrr Plus by Omega Projects. Hear ike Amiga's sound like you've never beard it before! ......only £36.99 PRINTERFACE (ADDITIONAL PRINTER PORT FOR THE 1500 2000 3000) ....£35.99 QUALITY MOUSE MATS _________________£3.99 25 CAPACITY DISK BOX £2.99 40 CAP LOCKABLE DISK BOX„ £4.99 100 CAP LOCKABLE DISK BOX _ „.£6.99
• 90 CAP STACKABLE BANX BOX £8.99
• ISO CAP STACKABLE POSSO BOX £16.99 ‘add £3 00 deibtry d ptrt
hivng one Posso or ban. Boi. Frtv (Mvrry when purchased with
other product or whew buywg 2 or more.
AMIGA A500 DUST COVER £3.99 AMIGA 600 COVER .. .£2.9?
14" MONITOR DUSTCOYER ,.„., 6 99 12" MONITOR DUSTCOVER ......£5.99 AMIGA TO SCART CABLES .£9.99 STD 1.8 METRE AMIGA PRINTER LEAD....£4.99 MODEM AND NULL MODEM CABLES £9.99 2 WAY Parallel port sharer ...--------------£17.99 Rocgen Plus Includes dual control for overlay and keyhole effects, extra RGB pass thru only £119.99 ROCGEN ROCKEY For creating special effects in video _ productionwith genlocks ' wT on|y £269.99 LOW PRICE EMULATORS KCS Power board.147.99 Regarded as one of the best emulators on the market.
1500 2000 adaptor..£59.99 MS-DOS 4 or 5..£POA All l.S* disks art GUARANTEED FOR A LIFETIME 6 are CERTIFIED 100*. ERROR FREE Our OS,OD disks art-high quality magnetic media ft are e.tertswely uved by duplicating houses KCS Power board for A600......£167.99 Vortex Golden Gate 386..£439.99 This h a PC 186-ISSX Bridgeboard running at 2S Mhz Vortex Golden Gate 486..£439.99 This h a PC 4I6-2SSX Bndgrboard running at 2} Mhz
10. ......£4.99 ....£6.99
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50. .....£21.99 ....£28.99
100. ...£39.9 9 ...£54.99
200. ...£72.9 9 ...£99.99
500. .....£169.99 .£POA
1000. .£339.9 9 ....£POA Sony Branded com* complete with
labels Disk Labels....500...now only £6.99 Disk Labels..
1000....now only £9.99 Vortex ATOnce+ 286 ..£214.99
286 emulator now with 16Mhz clock speed.
ACCELERATORS VXL30 25Mhz £229.99 YXL3Q 40 Mb* £349.99 68881 Co pro for above £79,99 I 68882 Co pro for above.,.£l 19.99 32 bit 2 Mb ram for above...£ 189.99 32 bit 8 Mb RAM for above.£399 99 WORD PROCESSING DTP FINAL COPY UK version 2 ....only £65.99 From the writers of PcnPal. Features include built in outline fonts for top quifety output. FuO graphics import capability (IFF and HAM), UK thesaurus, tpelling checker ft detector, mert date, time.
8 page number, scale graphics to any size, crop graphkv multiple columns layout, magnified 8 reduced page view 8 much more New! KINDWORDS V3 only £36.99 Very similar to Wordworth ft nothing to do with the terrible Kindwords 2.
PENPAL 1.4 ....only£39.99 Best selling feature packed word publbher with database.
P AG ESTRE AM 2.2 ..only £ 126.99 Powerful DTP package that we recommend and use.
Hot Links.______________________________________£46.99 Pagesetter2 DTP______________________.£39.99 Pro Page professional V3 DTP...now £99.99 Pretext 4.3 W P ---- .now only £3 9.99 Protext 5.5 W P ... now only £69.99 WORDWORTH 2 word publisher....£72.99 VIDEO AND GRAPHICS DIGI-VIEW GOLD MEDIA SYSTEM Complete graphics presentation package. Complete with Dip-V.ew Cold. Oigi-Paint 3 8 Elan Performer now only £ I 19.99 37 Compugraphk fonts Voi I or 2by GT only £9.99 NEW!! Adorage (creates special video eftects).£61.99 Amiga Vision now only £19.99 Anl
Magic .. £67.99 Art Department Pro 2.1 .. -Only £ 129.99 Big Alternative Scroller £74.99 Can Do ____________ £59.99 Deluxe Paint 2 now only £4.99 NEW!! Deluxe Paint 4 AA. £POA Director Y2„--------------- .159.99 EXPERT DRAW ..only£49.99 EXPERT 4D JR .... ..only £37,?9 Flex (dump printer utility -------------£31.99 Image Master----------------------£ 124.99 Imagine V2________________________1169.99 Make Path for Vista.------------------128.99 Morph Plus____________________£ 149.99 Pix
Mate . £32.99 Pro Draw 3________________________£49.99 Pro Video Plus ...£84.99 Real 3D__________ £229.99 Scala 500__________________________________£75.99 TURBO PRINT____£39.99 TV Text Pro_____________ 169.99 Vista________________£19.99 Vista Pro 2 (2 Mb required) £62.99 MUSIC SOUND Aegis Sonix ... £39.99 Audio Master version 4 ....£43.99 Audio Engineer Plus V2.--------------------£159.99 Bars & Pipes_________________________1164.99 Broadcast Tiller 2™ --------------only £ 164.99
Deluxe Music Costruction Set ...149.??
Music X JUNIOR ......only £ I 2.99 RRP £49.9? Midi my»k package SequencerOne ... 149.99 PROGRAMMING Amiga Logo programming for kith ..£19.99 Amos Creator ....¦¦.¦..¦.....¦..w..£34.t9 Amos Compiler .....£21.99 Amos 3D. -, --------« £2S.99 Amos Professional ---------- £47.99 DEVPAC3--------------------1S0.99 Easy AMOS .. £24.99 GFA BASIC 3.5 Interpretor-------------.only £ 19.99 GFA Bask Compiler ----------------£POA Lattice C SAS Version 6 .1205.99 UTILITIES AaiMMCK Backup utility ...130.99
AMIGA RELEASE 2 UPGRADE KIT Complete with: Kickstart 2.64 CHIP, Workbench
2. 04, Install. Fonts ft Extras disks full manual set now only
£77.99 | NEWCross Dos V5____________________£25.9?
Opus Directory .. £26.99 QUARTERBACK V5 now only £32.99 Latru viwuon of this Fast ft Famom hard disk backup utility Quarterback TooH. ~ixm only £37.99 Xcopy Pro inc. hardware-,,., £33.99 BUSINESS Home Accounts 2u« ...-- ....137.??
INTERSPREAD ......,..only£24.?9 Mini Office..,.. ------- 142.99 Superbase Personal .£ 19 99 PLATINUM WORKS....only £39.99 Excellent integrated bcrHnmVoffice pack, with powerful 123 comp tpreadthret, word prorcnor & datahau- MISCELLANEOUS Distant Suns new version!! ...£39.99 New Low PriccUCB Route Plus.------£44.99 World Atlas ...£26.99 GP FAX Software ...- ... £39.99 A Talk comms Software .... ......£9.99 ...in Word Processing with Perfect Printing ...rmal Copy n _ X • Only
£99.95 ompatible with..._ [jj FROM ALL GOOD SOFTWARE D Amiga Computing January 1993 rom the makers of Pen Pal comes a brand new, unique WYSIWYG Word Processing package, that's simply the only choice for those who demand the most from their Amiga.
Final Copy D is not only the Amiga's most powerful Word Processor with every feature you’d expect
- plus many more found normally in DTP packages - but also the
only Word Processor that gives slipeib scaleable outline fonts
from any Amiga - even 1.3’s. Imagine outputting to your
printers highest resolution, with almost Postscript™ laser
perfection - no matter which printer you may have. Even with a
simple nine pin dot matrix you’ll get perfect ,,- J printing*
from Final Copy's Jmif 20 smooth outline typefaces that are
included!
Radc Distribution by..._ ? Ccntmoft IBD t HB Marketing ? Lcisurcsoft t ? Meridian Distribution ? SDLProdis ?
Cvalers .. Please call Harwoods for your supply of leaflets and inclusion m dr list of stockists we provide to oakum United Kingdom wrsion imported 5 supported by... GORDON Gordon Harwood Computers • New Street • Alfrcton Derbyshire • DE55 7BP • Telephone: 0773 836781 Amiga-A500 600 600HD 1500 2000 3000.
System requirements... nun. Of I Mb. RAM and two Floppies or a Hard Disk Drive (A600HD requires at least 15Mb].
?Any Workbench supported graphic printer, colour or mono, including-. Citizen 1200, 124D, 224, Swift 9 24, 200 240: Star LC1Q. 20, 200. 24-200, and XB Scries; Canon BjlOex; HP Ink Paintjet; Postscript™ devices and many more.
FROM All GOOD SOFTWARE DEALERS inal Copy II encompasses a whole range of other advanced features, here’s just a selection: I- ? Uses the latest Workbench 2 Style interface on all Amigas ? On screen command ribbon controls (format your document with the simple touch of a button) ? 25% to 400% editable page reduction and magnification command ? Title page, master pages & style sheets ? Right left pages with binding offset ? Open multiple documents ? Fast mouse document panning and zoomfan-zoom ? External and internal mail merging4Cut.copyandpaste Searchandreplace Onscreenmaths4
Auto-hyphenation ? Import, resize and crop IFF, HAM and 24Bit IBM graphics and auto-flow text around them ? Text over graphics ? Outline fonts on all Amiga screens, and any non-Posiscriptrv,orPostscriptn compatiblcprinter 4pointupto300point .
(over 4" high] smooth text printing ? Text leading and spacing controls ? Condensed and expanded characters ? Positive and negative obliquing ? Background priming, allowing simultaneous editing & printing of two or more documents ? Fast proof printing style columns an drawing tools - for boxes, squares, lines at any angle, ovals, arrows etc,, plus colour text, along with other formatting tools - your documents will and read just as you want them to.
Final Copy II includes a 110,(XX) word English Collins Proximity Spelling Detector I Corrector, to help typing errors become a thing i the past, along with an 826,000 syi Thesaurus, for that extra inspiration.
Final Copy II is so easy to leam and use.
You’ll become an accomplished author in time at all - but if you need extra help; not on your own as our support hotline is tbd for all UK version users. Look out for the M logo on the box!
Facility ? Comprehensive range of additional attractive font volumes available. V
E. &O.E. T utoriaITT* Before we delve into TDM's con
figuration editor, a brief tour of the program's more subtle
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Woi i* a taQOdim BHHHD FiUJJUiH Ml-Ut UI Lj Ul M V IVI Vfvl IWIV41I Vl I U U. to operating and customising TDM If you hold down the right mouse button and move to the TDM Utilities menu all will be revealed - simply release the button on Help or alternatively hit H on the keyboard to execute the built in hotkey command. When the requester appears simply click on the subject of your choice.
The familiar face of TDM that make the CLI a thing of the past If you then exit the Help system and move to the central device list another hidden feature will be revealed. At present the list will read "DFO:, DF1:, DF2:, RAM:" and so on. If you move the pointer to the top of the list and click just above the first device the selection will toggle to an additional five device names.
At present all of the additional devices will read simply SYS:. Later in the article I'll explain how to configure these extra source devices to suit your specific system.
If you now move to the bottom of the screen we'll run through the options available on the lower control strip. Some of the features are fairly self explanatory, such as Iconify and the arrow gadgets, while others are slightly more mysterious.
To apply the File Info option simply select a file - denoted by an arrow alongside the filename - then hit the File Info button.
This is particularly useful when applied to directories as they can be scanned to reveal their total size - extremely useful when copying large amounts of data from disk to another.
Alongside the file info lurks the essential command button. Before you click on the button itself first run through numbers 1 to 4 on the keyboard - this will reveal the built-in commands already configured to work with TDM.
Within the TDMConEd section I'll explain how to add additional commands of your own, but for how simply list the Workstation 2 disk and highlight the file entitled AC.IFF. Now press 1 on the keyboard and click on the command button. TDM will now use an external IFF viewer and display the AC backdrop image.
To the right of the command button you'll see the Zoom option. This is used to provide detailed information on the contents of specific drives or directories. From here you can examine the state of protection bits, comments, creation dates and SO on.
Now exit the Zoom option and either select the TDMConEd from the TDM main screen or alternatively return to the Workstation 2 main screen, highlighting the general pull-down and WkYJ releasing on TDM Config. F m H TDM Configuration Editor (TDMConEd) Device gadgets We'll start the editing extravaganza with the ten Device gadgets on the upper left. In this areas you can add or modify the devices you wish to appear in the devices section of the central control panel.
To add or change a name, simply click in the box and add the appropriate sting. When you return to the TDM main screen the new device will be ready and waiting.
Commands gadgets in this area you can add or modify the commands that appear in the External gadget in the lower centre of the screen. These commands must be in the C: directory or alternatively have a path assigned. For example: 0F1 :tlti Is Hedplayer Archivers gadgets (19 characters max) in this area you can add the archivers you want to employ when you press the letter V within TDM. These commands must be in C: if no paths are defined.
To discover the required syntax for your particular archiver copy it into your C: directory, open a shell and type its filename. At this point a list of commands should appear which can then be added to the Extract, List and Add gadgets.
Auto Floppy Directories Selection of this mode (on or off) will cause TDM to automatically load a directory when a floppy is placed in one of the floppy drives. This will only take effect if either of the display windows contain the appropriate drive as the directory listing.
Hot Keys This function allows you to Switch the hot key function on or off. When set to the off it doesn't mean the hot key operation is totally disabled, it simply means that a key combination of the right Amiga and the key letter needs to be depressed simultaneously.
Full Paths If you wish to have the FULL path displayed in the source window for the directory you are currently using (ie: C: would be displayed as Bench:C in my case), then select this option. If you select off, then the display will show what you type.
Palette gadgets To edit one of the Screen Colours, simply click on one of the boxes containing the colour you wish to edit. You can then use the sliders marked R, C or B to adjust that colour as required.
TDM External Files Path To give you more freedom in using TDM, you can tell it to load the TDMConEd and TDMHelp programs from wherever you like. This feature has already been implemented for you, but feel free to move the files and reset the path if you wish.
The External files path offers an excellent opportunity to free some space on the disk. You could copy both files onto a separate disk and then use the path name to access them when required, for example: IM:TMStuff This would simply instruct TDM to look for the TDMStuff draw on drive DF1 while searching for help files and the TDMConEd program. Moving both files instantly frees over 60k of valuable disk space allowing you to add even more utilities to the system.
TDM External Read Font You can now define the font you wish to use for reading files within the Readfile option of TDM. Simply type in the name of the font you wish to use and press Return.
You do not have to type .font at the end, as TDMConEd will automatically do this, however, if you do, TDMConEd will not add it.
Minimum Memory This option has come about so as to give you warning when your system is becoming low on memory. You may enter any value between 50k (50,000 bytes) and 500k (500,000 bytes) as your warning level. This must be entered in k rather than bytes.
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In the past magical Fxs of this magnitude were strictly the domain of the Hollywood moguls, but now thanks to ASDG, GVP and Black Belt, the ultimate in movie magic awaits us all.
Raphi Before the three ring circus of MorphPlus, CineMorph and ImageMaster step out to the roar of the grease paint and smell of the crowd a brief description of what a morph and a warp actually are is well worth recount.
The first thing to keep in mind is the difference between a morph and metamorphosis. We'll start with the latter. When the phrase metamorphosis is used in the computing sense it refers to a transition of one three dimensional form into another with both elements sharing an equal number of points.
Mama Stretch your extremities, transform like Terminator II, warp like a warpy-thing... Paul Austin jumps on the biggest bandwagon ever to leave Hollywood Mind blowing If you're not into ray tracing or 3D modelling this has probably done little or nothing to clarify the situation, as the technique is almost exclusive to such applications.
Although a truly mind-blowing effect in the right hands, metamorphosis tends to fall woefully short when it comes to believable real word emulation.
For example to create a convincing metamorphosis of a seemingly real human head into another would be a difficult if not impossible task on even the most powerful ray tracing package. On the other hand such transformations are second nature to any self respecting morphing program.
The essential difference between both methods is the number of dimensions employed. Unlike ray tracing, morphing is strictly two dimensional. In other words, morphing software has no concept of distance or perspective, it's only priority is the manipulation of a flat 2D image.
Because of this its perfect for manipulating real world imagery that's been captured from video tape or alternatively scanned from existing artwork.
The owl to baby examples are a perfect example of morphing in action, just two scanned images manipulated to create and unlimited number of "tweens" which gradually trans- .- form the ultimate in mouse murderers into mother's pride and joy.
To initialise the effect the prominent features are linked by either vectors or alternatively a mesh system, the outlines set, the transition and dissolve parameters applied, the sequence number added and you're off. Spectacles stretch into windscreens and teeth transform into the grill of the latest star of the makes Its showroom floor, no matter now package it helps if least a tenuous link I the source and the For example morf sub-post office into a i ture of Phil Collins quite amusing but unlikely to be par believable - especi the less accurate systems.
Although the morphing has stot limelight in the poj press its lesser known i terpart namely war almost certainly the frequently used of the I Although the tra of a hero to his alter ego is indeed rable it's by no mea common as the bufc eyes, stretching of e* ties and general mi features found throughout popular ing and TV.
The basic difference between the I methods is that warping operates on a| gle image producing a single or transition of the specified features.
For example, a simple eye bulge consist of encircling or defining the around the eyes, adjusting the fir positions of the target, then either ing a single image to produce a stra ward before and after, or alternatively j entire series ideal for animation.
This last reference to animation is clarifying a little before you read on to I animated or moving warps and me mentioned below. When a series of images are morphed or warped over a of frames the resulting images can combine to produce animation.
However, this is not an animated1 morph. The end result may indeed as an animation, but the process is Graphics The only downside is that is can become a little confusing as to which points on each image relate to each other.
Like the two other packages in the round-up, the program also boasts definable transition and dissolve options. An added bonus shared with MorphPlus is the ability to define separate settings for selected groups which means, unlike Cinemorph, individual elements within morphs or warps can be transformed at different rates.
As you'd expect, Image Mr also boasts key frame options for animated morphs and warps plus the option to save and load points as required. As for speed the package falls static. It's only the "tweens" generated by the software that produce the effect of movement, the original images themselves never move an inch.
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1 Uuff, Ideal not io not on hard frames. And when all the frames are complete the film player built into the warp and morph control panels allow syou to play back your creation in miniature at the frame rate of your choice.
Scores particularly well it is in speed of editing and ease of use. Unlike both the opp0‘ sition packages, the program defines before and after points as simple crosses on the source and target images.
To morph or warp a feature means simply adding the points to the source image.
These are then instantly generated on the target where you then simply move the target points to the position of your choice.
If there's is one area in which Image Mr Image Mr Moving morphs and warps Although the title is new, the software itself was the first to bring morphing to the Amiga. Formerly known as Image Master but recently renamed for legal reasons the software is now shipping in its
9. 20 revision.
At its release the software offered morphing was one of its many image processing options. Now Black Belt have added warping to sweeten this already sugar- coated package.
Like its rival MorphPlus, Image Mr offers both animated as well as static morphs and warps, which again like its counterpart from ASDG, employ point editing as their desired processing format.
Like CineMorph the package uses a double window display for the before and after images and boasts a new zoom option allowing accurate editing of fine detail.
In addition the morph panel offers the option to employ an optional skin overlay similar to that used within MorphPlus entitled Arc vectors. Unfortunately the Image Mr option is noticeably slower and lacks the instantaneous image mixing options and separate blending controls found within its counterpart. Nevertheless it's yet another string to the bow.
The morph and warp interface benefit immensely from the main program's film strip option which when active instantly creates thumbnails of the newly-generated Before the inevitable techno-jargon that goes along with any complex computing procedure I'll point out perhaps the perfect example of an animated morph in action. If there's an advert of recent times that's exploited morphing more than any other it's sporting example offered by Reebok.
For the benefit of those readers who've missed this particular masterpiece in marketing the advert features several lycra-clad sporting types running, jumping X and generally extolling in graphic terms at least - the virtues of their expensive designer footwear.
On the face of it nothing particularly unusual - apart from the ama2ing transformation of the various athletes during the action. As the assorted Olympians stride across the screen they seamlessly flow from man to woman, black to white and back again without even breaking stride.
I'm sure those of you who've seen the ad will agree the effect is spectacular and never fails to produce the inevitable "How do they do that" query from the suitably impressed buying public.
The answer to that particular question is simple - animated morphing at its best. Although it may be hard to believe anyone with an Amiga and suitable software can now create exactly the same results. But be warned, creating animated morphs is a very time-consuming procedure.
Unlike static morphs their animated counterparts require a source and destination image for every frame in the sequence. So, for example, a 30 frame sequence would require 60 frames for a true animated morph.
Obviously digitising, scanning and processing this amount of imagery takes a long time and a sizeable amount of disk space. Alas this is only the beginning due to the differences between each image pair in the sequence. As a result it's impossible to simply set the points on the beginning and end frames as you would with a static morph, allowing the software to generate the tweens.
As you may have guessed automation can take a back seat when it comes to truly animated morphs and warps. Because software has no concept of what you're trying to achieve, ideally every one of the 60 before and after frames should be adjusted manually.
Although this may sound about as appetising as a broken glass barm cake it's not nearly as painful as the initial description suggests, thanks primarily to key frames and the option to save points from one image and then load or carry them to the next frame.
Because of point carrying, editing time is vastly reduced, as the original points need only be moved rather than added from scratch for ever frame in the sequence.
In addition to carrying points, adding key frames to the sequence can make life much easier as in affect you are adding target point positions within the sequence which allows the program to tween some of the frames for you at the expense of a slight loss in accuracy.
Obviously key frames can save a lot of time but if must be stressed that key framing is basically a compromise in disguise. If you only apply a few key frames in a long sequence the end results will obviously suffer badly in relation to a similar sequence with a key frame at every other frame.
A simitar key framing and point carrying process applies when dealing with animated warps within MorphPlus and Image Mr. Alas animated warps aren't directly supported with CineMorph - a real pity...
p. T«IG raphics somewhere between CineMorph and MorphPlus and
like all three packages it's surprisingly quick considering
the complexity of the subject.
As far as quality is concerned again Image Mr falls roughly between its counterparts. Like CineMorph the program is particularly strong when morphing elements within a fairly uniform background.
For example bulging eyes and features with soft or undefined edges morph extremely well.
Alas, like CineMorph, the program does suffer in comparison with MorphPlus in that hard edges tend to ghost. As you probably see from the image Mr baby-to- owl example, when the head shrinks the edges do tend to fade and ghost rather than transform.
Verdict Although it's easy to knock the output, both the morph and warp options are extremely well implemented and are only out-gunned on the flexibility and output stakes by MorphPlus.
For the enthusiast looking to make his or her debut in serious image processing, Image Mr is the ideal choice. It must be stressed that morphing and warping are only a small part of the Image Mr repertoire, which in total offers image processing and special effects numbering in the hundreds.
CineMorph Unlike both MorphPlus and ImageMaster this particular chestnut takes a totally different approach to both morphing and warping. Rather than using the point approach of its counterparts the program employs a mesh system which allocates areas with each square of the mesh which are then moved during the morph or warp to the position of their counterparts on the target image.
The software itself will produce both static morphs and warps plus animated morphs - with the assistance of key frames.
Unfortunately there appears no automated method of producing animated warps.
Given a little effort, it's possible to simulate the effect by splitting a sequence of frames into numerous sections which can then be processed individually using the static warp option.
The results could then be appended together to form a pseudo animated warp.
It involves a lot more effort than is necessary with the other programs, but at least animated warping is theoretically possible.
The interface employs the duel window design similar to that offered by Image Mr - but that's where the similarities end. For example there's no built-in zoom option, instead close inspection requires the window to be stretched via the sizing gadget in the classic Workbench styfe.
Obscured Although the aforementioned resizing technique is quite usable, it does mean that close inspection of one image inevitably means that at least part of the second image is obscured. Another minor gripe is the inability to adjust the contrast and brightness of the source and target images
- particularly useful when you're dealing with dark or complex
artwork.
Actually adjusting the aforementioned mesh is a simple case of dick and drag, with group point selection taken care of courtesy of shift and click combinations.
Additional rows or columns can be added to the mesh by hot key or menu selections.
Actually specify- simply a matter of placing an area of the mesh over the desired point and then rearranging the same points on the target image.
As you can probably see from the examples like Image Mr, this particular approach to defining transformation is extremely good on soft areas such as eyes, but unfortunately suffers quite badly, especially in relation to MorphPlus - when applied to hard edges and outlines.
The problem of ghosting haunts CineMorph as it does Image Mr. Admittedly this does sound rather damning, but it's not an insurmountable problem if you are willing to put in a little.
Tional effort.
For example when a sequence or still complete there's no reason why tl| images can't be touched up with a able paint package. Another alternative | to be slightly more selective concer the image you choose to morph or wa The more extreme the difference between source and target the more lik you are to encounter ghosting.
In addition to both of the above, can also improve image quality by adji ing the fade and transition waves wh» determine the speed and strength of effects during processing.
Alas, unlike both Image Mr ai MorphPlus, CineMorph doesn't offer ability to select individual groups allc Graphics rota i
F. nJ Obviously CineMorph has its faults, mostly concerning a
lack in flexibility and
* tendency to ghost. However with a little magination, additional
editing, and care-
• jl image selection very reasonable results can be achieved,
especially when applied in situations that suit the programs
strengths.
Above all, the package's strongest asset nas to be it's price, which at literally half that of MorphPlus must make it an attractive option to users who already have a mage processing system and merely wish to add the option to morph and warp.
However, if you’re planning your first tentative steps into image processing the additional £70 required for Image Mr would be a very wise move considering the huge collection of additional effects and composition tools that come in addi- tion to the program's morphing and warping options.
Rendering However, I did find the saving on rendering time was counterbalanced slightly by the mesh editing system, which on complex images does require more effort ft comparison to its counterparts.
The aforementioned rendering speed combines this with an impressive selection of rendering options including 24 bit.
Ham, DCTV 3 and 4 bit planes, Ham-E and I afl standard Amiga modes.
But having said that both Image Mr and I a combination of MorphPlus and ADPro can offer all of the above and more with I th« only exception being CineMorph's abil-
* y to generate standard Anim5 animations is the final output
format.
You to apply separate fade and transition waves as required. For example, this means c"s impossibly to morph the eyes of a sublet first and then gently add additional features later in the sequence.
Although slightly lacking in the flexibility Jtakes CineMorph isn't without its strengths. At the forefront of these is 1 speed, which without doubt makes GneMorph easily the fastest of the three packages on test.
The verdict As you may already be aware MorphPlus is the latest addition to the ADPro image processing system, like its predecessor Fred - ADPro's frame editing and sequence compositor - it works as both a stand-alone package as well as seamlessly integrating into the ADPro environment.
For example, if any would-be user already has ADPro on their system installing MorphPlus in the same drawer means that all the loaders, savers and operators from each become a shared resource.
While we're on the subject of operators, this is a perfect opportunity to mention the "Plus" in MorphPlus. In addition to static and animated morphing and warping the package offers a selection of new ADPro style operators including warp, rotate, ripple, sphere, twirl and perspective.
Firm grip By now you should have a firm grip of what can be achieved with the warping operator but some of the others may need a little more explanation.
Rotate, for example, allows circular areas to rotated to the angle of your choke while the ripple option allows you to add slash points from which an unlimited number of user-definable ripples emerge.
All the user needs do is define the splash point and assign the intensity and general dynamics of the effect. Next on the list comes the sphere option which allows total control over the familiar wrap-to-sphere feature found on numerous paint packages.
F m L ,11 ,'.A MorphPlus Twirl, the penultimate operator on the list, works in a similar manner to rotate but adds a definable twirl by twisting a pre-set circular area.
Lastly we come to perspective scale.
Again a rather self-explanatory effect, but like all the new operators it's been implemented beautifully via the now familiar ADPro-Style grey scale operator screens whkh accompany all the effects listed.
The interface of MorphPlus at first glance is almost identically to ADPro with the only noticeable exception being the parent program’s separation controls and a slight re-arrangement of the various screen gadgets. A pointer to the similarity of the two is the requester which appears if you try to load ADPro in addition to MorphPlus.
The aforesaid requester instantly informs you that a copy of ADPro is already running.
In addition to MorphPlus - the program
- the package also supplies Fred as part of the bundle and, of
course, Morph itself, the program that automates the sequential
warping and morphing options.
Morph, unlike the MorphPlus program, is not stand-alone and requires that MorphPlus or ADPro be active before any processing whether animated or otherwise can commence.
Unlike both its counterparts, Morph Graphics you to watch the animation in its w frame form before rendering the complel sequence. This again is a real time saver a any potential problems can be spotted i advance of the generation process whidfl contrary to ASDG's marketing, is in opinion the slowest of the three packagd on test.
A testament to the power of the praj gram is that after lengthy experimental** I'm still at a loss to Find a editing or praj cessing tool I'd like to add. A prime exanJ pie of that power is the program's atxffl automatically to duplicate or remove adda tional frames for animated warp and morph sequences, ensuring both imad groups share an equal number of framevj Image Master Ease of use 7 Flexibility 8 Image quality 8 Value for money 10 Overall 8 Available from: Amiga Centre Scotland Tel: 0896 87585 Price: £175 CineMorph Ease of use 6 Flexibility 7 Image quality 7 Value for money 7 Overall 7
Available from: Silica Systems Tel: 081 3091111 Price £99 MorphPlus Ease of use 9 Flexibility 8 Image quality 10 Value for money Overall 9 '7 Available from: HB Marketing Price: £199 Tel: 0753 686000 defaults to a single image window which employs a definable onion skin effect to show both source and target images simultaneously. The mix of the two can be adjusted to provide the perfect mix via a slider which determines the relative transparency of each image.
In addition to definable image mix, the interface also boasts the option to adjust brightness and contrast on each of the images within the display. For complex warps and morphs this is a real godsend.
Authority When such a high degree of control is combined with the freely interruptabie screen refresh and instant zoom, MorphPlus begins to stamp its authority as the Amiga's premier warping morphing environment.
To actually set up either a morph or warp, points are added via a mouse click and keyboard combination. Each point appears with its counterpart appended via a connecting link which can then be stretched to the desired point on the target image.
Once a series of points are complete they can then be linked via another click and keyboard combination to form a group. These groups can then be selected as individuals, moved around the screen, cut, pasted and deleted as required.
In addition, once selected, groups become separate entities within the production and, like Image Mr, MorphPlus allows each group to have its own fade and transition settings within the overall project.
As a result, any element can transform or fade as and when required. It's even possible to specify that selected features should remain the same, so, for example, the beard of a source subject could be grafted on to the face of its clean-shaven target image.
As with all three packages, points and When all of the above, plus the whole host of subtle additions and superior out quality are added together, MorphPlus can rightfully claim the title as the best in business.
However, as usual there's a price to be paid. Firstly like its parent program ADPro MorphPlus is a real memory monster, needing at least four megs of Ram to operate, id addition Workbench 2 is an essential as indeed is an accelerated machine and a had disk, although the manual implies the latter of the two are optional -ho, ho.... As the price tag and system requirements indicate, MorphPlus is a professional package and proud of it. For those who fall into that bracket and consider performance rather than price their prime consideration, there's only one choice.
But for the semi-pro enthusiast building a system from scratch Image Mr at just £175 has to be the obvious choice, as to build an arguably better system with a combination!
Of ADPro and MorphPlus would set you back a staggering £500 plus - and that's!
Before the hard disk, accelerator and other image processing essentials.
Groups can be saved and loaded as required but in addition the program offers the option to carry specified features on to the next frame of sequential projects, thereby avoiding any time wasting incurred‘during the load and save process employed by the opposition.
Other editing features include the ability to hide points and group selections in order to further clarify what on a complex project can become a very confusing collection of inter connected points and vectors.
Fastest As you'd expect, key frames also play their part, so with the combination of group carries and key frames, MorphPlus is easily the fastest editing environment of the big three.
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Hardware Evesham Micros Internal Drive Flexible There comes a
time in every Amiga owner's life when he discovers that
although the Amiga has a nice neat little disk drive inside,
life ain't so sweet when all you do is change disks all day.
An external drive is what's needed, and dang me poons if there
aren't about 68 billion on the market.
If you don't have a second drive you should really get one as it adds a lot to your enjoyment of your machine. Imagine copying a disk without having to swap the disk a few times? Or how about loading a big game simply by putting the first two disks in both drives and sitting back?
There are various types to choose from, some with little LED track displays, some that dick and don't dick, some are thick and some are slim, but which is best for you? Well the best one is really always the cheapest one.
Drive technology has really come on in recent years and almost all the standard slimline drives are the same in reliability and function give or take the odd few duds. Generally the drive mechanisms are from the same few manufacturers, with the casings and interfaces bolted on by the retailer. On with the reviews!
Friends Phil South looks at the pick of the new floppy drives on offer and asks: "Can you have too many floppies?"
(Evesham Micros £39.99) Problem: internal drive on Amiga 500 starts choking on everything you feed it, munching disks, or just plain not working.
Solution 1: suck you brains out with a vacum cleaner and drop your Amiga in the bin. Solution 2; take it to the mender? And get an estimate of the damage.
Wait till he says the drive needs replacing and say right-o, pay him his fee for the estimate and go home el quicko. Get on the blower and order an internal drive from Evesham and fit it using the simple instructions. Labour costs = 0, and it doesn't take an electronics genius to do it either.
The drive is good quality, in my opinion better than the native Amiga one that it replaces (they are generally pretty ropey as a rule). The button to pop the disk out has been altered to fit the oddly positioned hole on the side of an Amiga, so yes, it's supposed to look all wiggly like that.
Lovely job.
Ease of Installation 5 Build Quality 8 Bang for bucks 6 Overall 5 Power Computing Dual Drive (Power Computing £125) This is the real king of the external drives, killing several birds with one very large stone. More like a brick actually. It's not what you might call a slimline drive but then it does contain two complete disk drive units and delivers twice the punch in a package only a tad larger than the old fashioned fatline single drives.
The drive contains the same features as the company's popular PC880B single drive, which is to say theit is sold with Blitz Amiga hardware software combo enabling you to back up disks at lightning speed and it has a virus blocker and anti-dick mechanism, Amiga Blitz is part software and part hardware. On the back of the drive is a function switch which selects anti virus mode, normal mode, or Blitz mode, and the latter is used in conjunction with the software to create one of the fastest disk copiers Daisy chaining The act of chaining another drive on to the back of another one. Some disk
drives have another drive port on the back and you can plug another drive into it. The name comes from the way the drives look when fixed together resembling a daisy chain.
Device name All drives on an Amiga system have a name, and to make it easy the names are device names, that is to say they have a colon on the end. The internal drive is called DFO:, the next external drive is called DF1:, then DF2: etc. Interestingly enough, K you have a A-Max II Macintosh emulator, the first external drive is the Mac ever devised. There are small drawbacks to this function, however.
You have to re-boot before using the drive in any of the modes, and you can't use the drive normally with Workbench when in Blitz mode.
To avoid any problems with power overheads, the unit has its own power supply, though I'd have thought for use with the A1500 A2000 A3000 this wouldn't be a problem. There's a port on the back for daisy chaining and a disable switch so you can turn the drive off when a program doesn't like external drives. I think this is brill, and I hope Power Jargon buster drive, invisible to the system, and so the first Amiga drive is always DF2:! Strange but true.
Drive Click Amiga drives click every few seconds or so because they are looking for a disk in the drive. Some PD programs exist to stop this, but some drives actually have a hardware solution to the problem.
Mountlist On your boot disk or hard drive partition, the list which describes all your devices and drives which are mounted to the system. The list describes the amount of sec- Computing forget I've got it... (dring dring). Oh double drat.
Ease of Installation 8 Build Quality 9 Bang for bucks 9 Overall 9 Evesham Micros External Drive (Evesham Micros £47.99) If there's such a thing as a good bog standard external drive, then this is probably it.
Slimline design, disable switch, through port for daisy chaining. It's all there, and the price is right.
This is the same unit that Evesham have been making for years, and comparing it with the one I bought about five years ago I notice that it's identical. Why change anything if it does the job, eh? No frills, but then who really needs them?
This is the unit on test that I can really comment on the reliability of - five years without a single screw-up. Not bad. Not as slim as the Zappo, or curvy as the Cumana, but drop dead solid.
Ease of Installation B Build Quality 8 Bang for bucks 6 Overall 7 Cumana C AX 354 (Cumana £56) As I recall back in the old days, Cumana were the people who used to make disk drives for everything, BBC, Acorn, Sinclair QL... ah, I remember when... (Knock it off, Snouty and get to the point! Ed) Sorry. It's nice to see that they're still around, and so they should be as one of the premier drive- ?
Tors on the disk and what the drive number is.
Power overhead Daisy chaining drives together is a little bit hazardous on the A500. The power overhead (the power left after some is drawn by each device down the drive port) decreases to very low levels as more drives are added. One or two external drives is all you can really get away with, and it's always safer to add a drive with its own power supply.
Slimline Drives used to be big lunking great buggers, and then came the slimline drive mechanism. We said at the time "some time all drives will be made this way" and we were right, as usual.
Meisters in the UK.
E3H ardware Fitting then that their drive should be so distinctive. With it's bevelled cream plastic case and heavy duty hardnut lead and plug, it looks like it means business.
The unit has all the features of the others, but feels more solid and positive. There is an on off switch on the back to disable the drive, but you don't know which way the button should be unless you look on the base.
This is a good quality unit, but a little bit more expensive than the rest.
Ease of installation 8 Build quality 9 Bang for bucks 6 Overall 6 Zappo External Drive (ZCL £49.99) Once again the same deal. A slimline drive with sturdy cabling and on off switch. The switch is a slide type but very positive and has a short throw. The Zappo is in fact the slimmest drive of the bunch, although I'd say there's only about 3-5mm in it.
It's visibly smaller, and it could be my imagination but Zappo feels a lot more robust than the other units. The slimness of the thing means that the drive button is narrower, and could be a little harder on the finger.
Lovely bright LED though, which gleams out even the sunlight is pouring through the office window onto the drive. Good solid job.
E3 Ease of installation 8 Build quality 9 Bang for bucks 7 Overall 8 And the winner is...
1. Power Computing Dual Drive You've got to love a product which
big and strong. The Range Rover of disk drive world.
2. Zappo Slim and neat. Good value. Not a more a sort of MR2.
3. Evesham Micros External Drive Small, neat, cheap. It does the
job anc messing about. Ford Sierra, I'd say.
4. Cumana Very posh if a little pricey in this r. Dead good
though. Think BMW.
5. Evesham Micros Internal Drive Few circumstances when you'll
wan* change your internal drive, but when do this is your man.
Following the rr ing analogy I guess this must be a kit
Although the very best deal in ext drives is always the
cheapest you can at the time, I really like the P Computing
Dual unit. It's simple to and install, and yet powerful in
use.
A tad more expensive than I ; would like, but you get a lot for yo money: two drives worth £50 each, pfc virus checking and fast disk copyin| thrown in. You can do all these things I software (virus checkers and Xcopy pel haps) but having them online in hardwai does seem a very attractive option.
Shopping List Evesham Micros Unit 9 St Richards Road Evesham Worcs WR116X) Tel: (0386) 765500 Drives to look out for KCS Dual Drive (Bitcon Devices CTBA) This is a very clever unit designed for use with the KCS Power PC Board, available in the UK through Bitcon Devices. The unit functions normally as a dual drive on the Amiga side, but the trick is that it can be a normal size or high density drive on both units.
However, the really smooth part is that it can also be a high density and normal density drive on the PC side too, meaning that you can read and write
1. 44Mb PC disks and run the programs from them. This makes
Windows applications accessible to the KCS user, although
first you'll have to have a partition on your hard disk
capable of holding all the files from the Windows master
disks. (Okay, so you'll be running V-E*R*Y slow, but you can't
have everything, eh?)
If the KCS drive has the same build quality and reliability as its PC emulator then this will be the drive everyone will want to own. It'll be pricey but then of course you are getting a very high specification product.
No more details at the time of writing but by the next issue of Amiga Computing we should have at least some pictures of the thing. So keep a weather eye open.
Amiga CD TV Drive (Commodore, £42) A cool black drive to go with the cool black CDTV. Just your basic 3.5" compact drive but in a nice satin finish black case to match the CDTV. Add a keyboard and a mouse in the same finish and you've miraculously turned your CDTV into a fully functioning Black 1.3 Amiga with an internal CD ROM drive.
Wow. Power Computing sell the entire kitVcaboodle with CDTV, mouse, keyboard and disk drive for £599, which is extraordinary as this is cheaper than the CDTV used to be for just the unit alone!
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"Absolutely Awesome!" Interactive Media Inc. Lynchburg, Virginia "Stupendous, Fantastic, Colossal, and it's good too!” James Justice, New York, New York "Love the quality images. Support staff is great." Daryl Slaton, Gastonia, North Carolina "Wow! Look at what my Amiga is doingl" Scott Andreae, Portsmouth, New Hampshire "Works Perfectly. A Super Product."
Lani Goldberg, Son Pedro, California "FANTASTIC!II" Everton Rid*ords, Scarborough, Ontario "5 years working with Amiga in broadcast television, this board wins every award In my book. A rtol doss oct! Cleanest display I've ever seen on AMIGA- Pointbox that rivals even the best standalone broadcast equipment. Good Joblll" William J. Camarota, Mays Landing, New Jersey If you have an Amiga* you must have Opal Vision With the ability to turn the system into a tailor made 24-bit workstation complete with genlock, frame grabber, chroma key, flicker fixer, PIP, true 24-bit double buffered display,
video switcher, broadcast resolution and of course the unique DVEs, the Opal is quite simply the only choice for any 24-bit all-rounder who needs a system that will grow with their imagination and needs. Quite simply, it's a spectacular product.
’ For the AMIGA 1500 2000 3000 A 4000 Amiga Computing November 1992 FREE 24 BIT SOFTWARE AVAILABLE FROM SELECTED CALCULUS STORES AND QUALITY INDEPENDENTS NATIONWIDE PHONE NOW FOR YOUR NEAREST DEALER ON 0543 251275 As the pages of AC regularly prove Vlab is undoubtedly the best standalone frame grabber in the business, however, in the past it's suffered one major drawback as far as mass market appeal is concerned.
Until now the system has been strictly an internal option for the A1500 and above.
Fortunately for A500, A600 and A1200 users all that has changed courtesy of the new Vlab Par which consists of a slimline vanilla box with a connecting cable direct to the Amiga's parallel port.
As far as aesthetics are concerned we're not exactly talking awe-inspiring, as control of the beast is handled exclusively by the accompanying software.
The only visible sign of life is a small LED on the rear of the unit which sits alongside a basic on off toggle switch. Like the original internal version two female phones await the composite only input - again on the rear of the unit Three-pronged In addition to the parallel cable the only other connection is the power supply which on the version tested consisted of a European-style block which required a two to three-prong converter prior to use.
However, it must be stressed that the unit tested was a direct import from the German manufacturer. As a result it's highly likely units intended for UK distribution will boast standard plug connectors.
In addition to the hardware, an all-new version of the Vlab software itself is supplied with the package. The new software is now at v2.1, offering several bug fixes and enhancements.
The ADPro connection Alongside the release of the source ancl so on’ StC0n9e|y there's external Vlab and the 2.1 soft |e*~ """ frT I Limn~ir. T no 0Ph°n to monitor the incoming ware comes the long awaited i vrrin ~ I video signal necessitating the con- ADPro loaders which have been vi nb r«..,.«- Rr..bbpr | nection of a separate monitor or doing the rumour circuit since the iej £:_3-1 sonrr* 1 • TV to the video source.
Release of Vlab itself. [) *1 cbi n: 53f. FijM- Only when the grab has been Fortunately the dream has fBS_~f~- T~:I •; T? Made can the preview option be finally become reality with both a il! Ofr. Employed. However, even with the YUV and Vlab loaders. As you - fNTTTT |- 7"'ok f monitoring limitation the loader might expect, the first of the two [j*' pTr'av" |Tmi'c.'cT can and does save a lot of time for is simply a standard file loader for ,n*J ""re?! Jii _ both you, and a hard pressed CPU, Vlab s default 24 bit file format M: 0 0:0 I1 which previously would have to while the second allows
direct I contend with a memory-hungry operation of the Vlab itself direct ADPro and Vlab multitasking from the ADPro interface. Combination.
As the screenshot shows, the latter offers the usual ADPro The only downside concerns the external variant of Vlab operator window with selection options for offset, image size, which at present is not supported by the ADPro loaders.
These include support for Workbench
3. 0 screen resolutions, transparent control of both internal and
external Vlab formats, an option to save 24-bit files in the
IFF- DEEP format as well as normal IFF 24.
This month the AC spotlight falls once again on Vlab, the Amiga's premier frame grabber - a product that's just found a new lease of life in its external form More subtle enhancements include improved support for the Harlequin graphics card plus an optional "Hue" slider a well as a whole host of new and updated Arexx commands.
The software itself looks and operates just like all previous versions with a series of individual requesters available via pull- downs that allow a combination of customisation, image capture and processing.
Although rather intimidating with its vast array of requesters actual operation is very straightforward thanks to a combination excellent interface design and logical operation.
Assuming you've set up the system to suit and imported an image - either live or paused - conversion is usually the next task although if ultimate image quality is required the complete 24-bit itself can be saved direct to disk in the format of your choice.
If conversion is required Vlab offers several unique features including the option to convert the 24-bit capture into any standard Amiga image including 256 greyscales, 256 colours, or the ultimate quality of Ham8.
This alone makes Vlab stand head and shoulders above the opposition, as creation of such images on other grabbing platforms would require the assistance of a dedicated image processing software such as ImageFX or ADPro - both of which weigh in at well over £200.
Software E3 In addition to the impressive selection of image formats the software also boasts a few primitive processing tools, not least of which is the essential de-interlace which automatically strips one of the interlace fields producing rock sotiJ results. With all the enhancements plus the option to grab sequential images from a live video source, what's the catch? Well in reference to the internal version none at all, but for the external system there is a compromise or two.
Because a parallel connection if unavoidable slower than a direct Zorro II, image transfer from the Vlab to the Amiga does suffer. For single frames the difference between the two formats is negligible with the only difference being that de-interlacing on the external tends to be a must rather than an option.
In addition, the delay between the monitor window display and what the grabber actually captures does tend to increase on the external, requiring a certain amount of guess work for accurate capture. Not an insurmountable problem but nevertheless mildly irritating.
The only area that suffers badly in relation to the internal is sequential grabbing. Again because of the limitations of the parallel link the grab rate is noticeably slower than that of its internal counterpart.
If you're interested in either the new external Vlab Par and or the update to the Vlab software - including the new ADPro loaders - contact The Amiga Centre Scotland on 0896 87583.
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Lapcat was designed for the NCI00. Amstrad's new Notepad Computer. To make file transfer easy something new was needed; the difficulties in sending files via the serial port are well known - the problems of different connectors, different types of leads, baud rates and the software at the other end. Lapcat is a combined software hardware package that transfers files quickly via the parallel port.
The Lapcat software is built into the Amstrad NCI00. The standard package consists of the Lapcat lead plus software on disk for the computer of your choice. This will enable you to transfer files between an NC100 and your chosen computer. Lapcat is not just for NCI00 owners because you can buy software to transfer between any two of the supported computers. No technical knowledge is needed.
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Label. Model 40 is complete in that none ol its functions are disobted, ond it saves your work to disk.
What we should have said in the disk pages is thot the program is still evolving, new features ore being added, and those who register as shareware users will benefit by receiving all the upgrades.
In effect, Model 4D is an unfinished program, but no more unfinished than, soy, Wordworth version 1 compared to the newly-released Wordworth 2.
Old Basic I am writing with two requests for articles in your magazine. My nine-year-old son uses our Amiga 500 in many different ways, including DTP, programming, and games playing.
He also enjoys writing simple programs in Amiga Basic and would like to be able to encode a games program. Is it possible to print an article containing a sample program which would teach the reader about Basic programming and result in an executable file?
Finally, since we got our computer two and a half years ago, we have II several games already which depend on the user turning off many standard PC startup programs to free as much base memory as possible.
Can you imagine having to edit your stortup-sequence every time you wanted to pby a game?
Secondly, the VGA grophics stondord hos a fair number of colours and decent screen modes to offer, but these work lamentably slowly when animation is called for. The Amiga's built-in grophics chips Work much more effectively than most VGA cards, though the PC owner prepared to spend hundreds of pounds on a grophics accelerator could close the gap.
As for the future, AA chips offering lightning-quick 256 colour onimation, faster and bigger sprites, ond more powerful CPUs should keep the AMIGA well oheod of any competition, be it In the shape of PC clones or tiddly little console toys.
Agoin, your objections to CDTV ore valid, but don't be too surprised if CDTV software Starts to look a lot more attractive over the next six months.
To use one or the other.
However, after speaking to Psygnosis I am informed that the demo program will go no further. Why not?
Planetside is the sort of game I thought CDTV was intended for. When CDTV was first announced I was going to be one of the first to purchase one, but having seen the software available and the lack of hard drive through port on the A5701 will wait a bit longer.
When can we expect to see flight simulators in the form of Planetside?
Barry Fullbroak, Highbury You say you've seen Linkj pro on a PC, but you obviously haven't played it, or the game's mind-numbing slowness would have put you Off. What's more, the present batch of PC games are unlikely to improve for a variety of reasons.
First of all, PC gome programmers have encountered the dreaded and nigh prehistoric 640k barrier. Due to the PC's obsolete design, single executable programs can never hove more than 640k bose memory in which to run, and there are I have noticed that there have been a number of letters recently from Amiga users considering changing their machines to a PC.
Having seen Links Pro on a PC, I was very impressed.
The graphics are outstanding to say the least, and if this is typical of all games or prospective games for the PC, then this is what I want.
However, having read PC magazines for the last few weeks, I believe that operating one isn't quite as straightforward as operating an Amiga. I mean, a mouse driver to run a mouse? Why can't you just plug in and go? 30Mb disk space for a paint program? Sounds incredible.
I use my A500 Plus with hard drive for wordprocessing.
Home Accounts, and playing games, but I want a machine which can give me the graphic quality of Links Pro. The Amiga version is nowhere near as good and is so slow in screen updates that it is unplayable.
The sort of graphic quality I want is that of the Planetside demo produced by Psygnosis for CDTV. If this was available, I'd buy a CD-ROM drive and put up with having to swap it and my hard drive every time I wanted 4D con trick?
When I picked up your November issue 54 from the newsagent's shelf, I read the CoverDisk label, thinking to myself "that looks good! Model 4D, a complete 4D modeller and renderer."
However, when I got home and reached the CoverDisk pages, I realised I had been had. The disk pages state "being a complex package, and one into which the author has invested a great deal of time and mental sweat. Model 4D does not come to you in its complete form".
Please make your minds up! Is it complete or is it incomplete? I can appreciate that shareware authors work hard and should receive donations, but at the same time I think you should make things clearer on your front cover or disk label. Most people would, I think, resent paying for something then finding out that it wasn't what it said it was.
I hope you can remedy this problem, as I do enjoy reading your magazine. I will just have to open it before I buy it in future.
MrMorfey, Worthing PC protagonist Good point, Mr Morley. I'm sorry if you feel cheated, but the mistake was not on the disk endeavoured to complete the game "Dungeon Master". Can you publish some game cheats to enable us to complete this game?
We are regular readers of your magazine and enjoy the mixture of serious applications, news, and games. Keep up the good vork!
Pete Watling, Worcester Park The problem with Amiga Basic is that it is no longer supplied with the Amiga ond it is loo old and clunky fo qualify as a modem programming languoge. True, many coders sul their teeth on this ancient language, but we tend these days to concentrate on more popular packages such as Amos.
Our regular Amos Almanac column caters for most ability levels, and os Amos is essentially Basic with lots of added extras, I would advise you buy a copy for your son. With diligence and persistence, he could be producing full colour orcade games within months.
Dungeon Master is an old chestnut and has been covered extensively by most magazines. When still a current gome, several complete game guides were printed, so if you can hunt out on old AMIGA mag you might be in luck. I'm afraid we can't devote In the November 1992 issue, Richard Harrison wrote saying that Hicks in Aliens shouts "Drake! We are leaving!"
Well, I've watched this film more times than I can remember, and I'm sure Hicks shouts "Marines! We are leaving!" Stay frosty.
Paul Matthews, St Leonard's-on-Sea We could watch the him to find out who’s wrong and who's right, but we're a bit too lazy (busy • Ed) for that. Tell you what, the first person who sends us a disk with the original soundtrack section in 8SVX sample form can have the honour of settling this pressing debate through the Ezra pages.
Much-needed space to such old titles, there being so much more demand for lips on the latest chart-toppers.
That said, the Gamer Back Stroke page is open to letters from frustrated gamers everywhere, so if you drop the guys a line, they may be able to help you.
Aliens return Letters Not tempted I'd like to air my views on Virgin's Lure of the Temptress. This is the first virtual theatre game on the Amiga, and it scored highly in all the reviews.
I completed the game today and overall I found it to be very good. The graphics and sound were certainly a cut above the rest, and the concept of virtual theatre makes for a very entertaining game.
The only problem is that I only purchased the game six days ago! I don't consider myself to be a particularly good gamer, just a very dedicated one. To complete a full price game in only six evening sessions, well, to be honest I felt quite cheated.
Fly by night I'm sure that there are other readers who have completed this game even quicker than I have, and the problem with games of this ilk is that when you finish them you rarely go back to’them. I bought Monkey Island 2 and Eye of The Beholder II almost three months ago, and I am nowhere near completing either of them.
My copy of Airbus A320 did not load, so I returned it to Thaiion in Germany. That was on 9th September and despite another letter on 28th September I have still heard nothing. When I bought A3201 registered with Thaiion using the postcard supplied.
How do I get a replacement? Have any of your readers come up against a foreign software supplier which ignores complaints and if so, what did they do? The program is rather pricey to write off, so please help.
Graham M Ross, Largs What do you think? Are my complaints without foundation, or do you think as I do that Virgin could have done better? I hope to see more virtual theatre games in the future, but I hope they will offer a bit more challenge.
If a product fails to function, the consumer should always first return it to the retailer from which it was bought, as this person is legally responsible under low. Assuming you bought A320 direct from Tholion (you don't state whether you did or not), the company should have replaced it, especially as you are a registered user, A more direct method would be to phone the compony in Germany. While this would be expensive, it is more likely to produce results. If all else fails, try your local Trading Standards Officer.
Terry Edge, Hornchurch Your comments are not without foundation if the number of letters we receive from disappointed game players is anything to go by.
With the increased emphasis on graphics these days, it is becoming clear that some games offer little else.
Monkey Island 2 is a perfect example of a product which incorporates both superb gameplay and superb graphics, though I must admit I finished it in less than two weeks with the help of the Gamer cheat page. Other games have enjoyed less success, but given that we are in an earty stage of the heavily graphic-based adventures, and that a standard has already been set by the Lucasfilm gomes, we should see a gradual improvement.
Our Gamer editor, Paul Roundell, assures me that we will in future indicate the lasting appeal rating of this type of adventure.
Hope this helps you when the next virtual theatre (whatever that is - Ed) game is reviewed.
Flopped Falcon I am sure you will be aware of Atari's latest computer, the Falcon. It is obvious that none of the existing Amigas can even hope to rival it, and what I want to know is what do you intend to do about it?
I've got quite a few games for my Amiga and I would prefer it if I could buy a new computer which would still run them, but if the Amiga cannot offer the quality of games and programs that Atari Can, I will definitely consider leaving the Amiga for the Falcon.
I have recently taken out a standing order for Amiga Computing and look forward to a long association with it I have a problem perhaps you or one of your readers could help me with. I purchased a copy of Magnetic Scrolls' Wonderland game for my daughter whilst at a UK Amiga show, but have since spilled white spirit on the instruction book, ruining most of the contents.
Can you tell me where I can get a replacement? I know Magnetic Scrolls have the copyright to the game, but I can't find any mention of them in AC. If required, I have the original book which I can produce if necessary. Any assistance would be appreciated by an Alice in Wonderland girl.
D F Goodyer, Gazi Magusa, Turkey Magnetic Scrolls gomes are distributed in the UK by Virgin Gomes (081 960 2255). II you contact their customer services people ond offer to send your original book or pay a nominal fee for the replacement, I'm sure they'll be able to help you.
If not, try our Classifieds, found in the Amiga Market. A small ad might turn up a helpful fellow gamer.
If this Falcon is all that it's cracked up to be it should be able to emulate the Amiga anyway.
I mean, how can the Amiga 500 600 compete with over 65,000 colours on screen, a palette 262,144 colours, over 50 video modes, high quality genlocking, a blitter, and CD quality sound!
Neil Hudson, ftotley How can Falcon compete with 16.7 million colours, 265,000 on screen in any resolution, fl built-in flicker fixer, hard drive interface, massive base of existing software ond developers, tme multitasking, incredibly fast graphics chips, 2Mb chip RAM, and the Amiga name?
Atari's wunderkind is yet to appear in the shops, yet the A1200 is already on sale, backed up by Commodore's £4 million advertising campaign. First shipments of the machine sold out before they had been delivered and a number of major software houses hove olready pledged their support.
In short, given the 5T’s terminally ill mor- ket and the delays in production, it is clear that the At200 will wipe the floor with Falcon.
In praise of PD I am writing to extol the virtues of purchasing PD software. Last year I purchased Footbal League Manager, a brilliant program by Tony McManus, designed to keep a record of any football league table I duly sent off my £5 fee and was delighted to receive this year's update.
The program now has the facilily to update and print out any league together with goal scorers, squads, man of the match, and match comments. In fact, a complete record of all that is relevant in the league.
Mr McManus even went to great lengths to help me with a printing problem I was having. When I told him the disk wouldn't print to my LC 200 printer, a great deal of postal to-ing and fro-ing eventually led to him configuring the disk for me.
The point is, would I have got the same service if I had paid £80 lor a commercial program of this type? The answer is no, because there is no commercial program of this type, and the majority of companies don’t ant to know anyway.
I have had similar help from Paul Robertshaw of Mental Image, and in both cases Paul and Tony, realising I was new to computing, didn't treat me as if I was thick and gave me loads of expert help.
To anyone reluctant to try PD I would say go ahead and do it.
Provided you pay your shareware fees, you will be surprised and delighted with the service you will get.
Brian Ball. Ipswich A $ you pojnt out. Paying the small shareware registration fees normally pays off many times over, as many authors will be more than happy to discuss their programs with you, keep in touch, and supply upgrades.
Your letter is an excellent reason for all our readers to note where one of our CoverDisk programs is shareware rather than PD or freeware.
One point I would raise is that you're a little hard on commercial companies, many hove efficient user registration and upgrade services, some supply regular newsletters on their products, ond a growing number are realising the importance of offering quality customer support.
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upgrade most Amiga owners require The trouble with modem computers, especially the Amiga, is their dependency on RAM. The base level machine is capable of a lot, but it's only when you try to push things a bit that you realise a lot more RAM is needed to really make the machine sing and dance, especially if you are looking at mid to high-level applications.
One problem is that memory can mean a lot of things. RAM stands for Random Access Memory, and although there is a really important reason for it being called this, forget it and concentrate on the word RAM. RAM is the name for the temporary memory space on the Amiga computer, into which programs are loaded before they are run.
Any memory you add to your Amiga is expansion memory or fast RAM, unless added through the A500 Plus or A600 trapdoor, in which case it is chip RAM. Fast RAM is distinct from chip RAM, which is a preset amount of memory used by the computer for the graphics and sound used by the custom chips. The more memofy you have, the less space in chip memory is taken up by programs, giving you more leg room for graphics and sound.
Chip RAM is usually the base level of RAM you have in the machine when you buy it.
The original Amiga 1000 had 256k of chip RAM and in ad could address 8Mb of RAM maximum. The 500 and 2000 had the same 8Mb upper limit, and although later versions of the machines had the fatter Agnus allowing 1 Mb of Chip RAM, most of them were 512k Chip machines.
Chips for all When the 500 Plus was released, the chip RAM limit was fully and finally fixed at 1 Mb, but the A600 soon pushed that up to 2Mb. The A1200 also has 2Mb of chip RAM, as does the A400Q, and we can look forward to between 4Mb and 8Mb of Chip RAM machines in the not too distant future.
One thing to bear in mind is that even when you have a certain amount of RAM in your machine some of It is eaten up by the system, so when you say you have 1 Mb of RAM in your njachine, only about 800k of that will be available to you once the machine is booted and ready to rock and roll. So if you have a 2Mb animation which needs a dear 2Mb to run, then you need 3Mb to run it.
It's best to ignore the first 1 Mb of any RAM you might have, and think only in terms of the expansion memory as your free memory. This is why Amiga 2000s for example with “8Mb" really have 9Mb on board including the base memory.
There are many different types of RAM expansion. First the traditional t-apdoor type, which fits under the trapdoor in the bottom of an A500 500Plus, Next there is the motherboard type, of which there are very few, which fit into a socket on the motherboard, (some trapdoor expanders use a lead plugged into the Cary chip on the motherboard to allow for the extra RAM).
Next there are the DMA slot units which use the slot on the end of an A500 or Plus.
These are easiest to fit and give you the most memory. Finally a new beast on the scene is the misnamed "smart card" type, which is a card designed to fit into the PCMCIA slots A600 and A1200 machines. These can carry memory or even programs, although very few of these special uses for the slot have been revealed.
I ,eW M-iil AMRAM "Megaboard" A500 1Mb (Evesham Micros £42.99) The Evesham 1 Mb Megaboard is a trapdoor model with a white flying lead containing a small daughter board with a socket for your Cary chip.
Adding RAM to your A500 was always easy, but adding more than the regular 512K upgrade is a little harder.
The Gary chip has to be circumvented in some way, and this is commonly done with a little flying lead and a daughter board which fits into the Gary socket.
You pop the Gary chip out and insert it in the daughter board. The daughter board goes in the Gary chip slot, and of course the main board goes into the trap door expansion slot.
The trick with this board is that it m tures a pass through, allowing you to m another board to the circuit, although I the main you are limited to addifl another RAM board, possibly a really dH one with a battery backed clock on boa bringing the total memory to 2lfl (512K+512K+1Mb=2Mb!). ]ust 512k the RAM in the final configuration is RAM.
A good route to add just a little RAM to give your old Kickstart 1.3 that extra little push over the cliff for tional graphics capability.
This isn't the best idea for heavy animation or 3D rendering, but it give you access to one or two gra modes otherwise closed to you as a level user.
Installation 6 Construction 7 Bang For Bucks 8 Overall 7 grams start to behave oddly and soon crash. This still happens in 4Mb but far less often.
6 Megabyte With more memory 3D ray tracing programs start behaving themselves, though for this you'll need a faster processor like 020,030 or 040, where available. Shifting megabytes of graphics around requires a much faster machine, make no mistake about that.
8 Megabyte This is Max Headroom as far as 16-bit RAM is concerned.
With the full amount of memory addressable by a regular Amiga you will get no crashes due to memory loss, and you put off the fragged memory problems almost indefinitely.
Newer Amigas can address much more memory than this, and attendant with this you'll find they have faster processors too. Check out this month's A1200 review for details.
AMPLUS A500+ 1Mb (Evesham Micros £37.95) This card is a simple trapdoor alternative to the official Commodore RAM upgrade.
No clock or any unnecessary frills, apart from the cut-off switch, which is an easily accessible switch for disabling the RAM, should you need to do so. Easily accessible means that if you leave the trapdoor off you can tilt the machine up and reach in and flip the Switch. (Remembering of course to turn the Amiga off before you start to re-configure the amount of memory it's looking for; a quick way to crash and burn!)
Once fitted you have a 2Mb chip RAM Amiga 500 Plus, sufficient to allow the use of more RAM hungry graphics modes but not really enough to go for large 3D rendered objects, or DTP for that matter, other than simple single or double page documents.
Memory pizza ;; i 11111 i i| | I mm |f r. jf I; £ ; Will Hi No matter how much memory you have you will be prey to memory fragmentation. Imagine the Amiga's memory as a big round pizza. (Slurp. Ed) You cut a quarter of it but replace it without eating it, then you cut another quarter of it and replace It, It looks like a whole pizza but the largest slice you can cut from the remaining pieces Is a half or a quarter.
Slices Next you cut another slice amounting to a third of the total pizza, and again replace it on the plate and go on to cut a quarter from the piece which was a third of the total area. Now if you try to cut a slice which is a third of the total area, you can't find a piece big enough to do that. The biggest piece of memory pizza you can cut for use in programs is a quarter (think about it - Ed).
This is what the memory of the Amiga is like; apportion a piece of memory for a big piece of data and you can replace it after use, but you'll never re-lntegrate it with the rest of memory, unless you reboot. This is why having a lot of memory is a good thing, because it allows you to go for longer before the frag monster catches up with you, or you run out of sufficient continuous (all in one slice) available memory.
Than with 512k or 1Mb.
(Note: this board is also available unpopulated with clock for £39.95.) Installation 6 Construction 6 Bang For Bucks 7 Overall 7 Installation?
Construction 7 Bang For Bucks 8 Overall 8 2 Megabyte More leg room for chip RAM, but still not enough to get really serious. Most of the room you gam is taken up by your system so you only really have about 1 Jmb of free RAM for programs and data. 2Mb makes Dpaint f‘ along a bit smoother but you try loading overscan 16 colour hires pictures and see where that gets you. Memory gets fragged and you meet the guru. 2Mb chip RAM machines are better performers In this range.
4 Megabyte DTP now becomes posub it is possible to run such programs in a 1Mb computer, but as the documents get larger the pro- AMRAM A500
1. 5Mb (Evesham Micros £69.99) An alternative to the 1 Mb
Megaboard and additional board is the 1.5Mb solution
including the extra memory and clock. The board is similar to
the Megaboard but is longer and with a black flying lead
terminating in the same daughter board for the Gary chip.
The board has no through port but then as it already has the capability which a through port would provide, it doesn't need one. R does however have a disable switch, which like the unit for the A600 mentioned just now means you can turn off the extra RAM physically to allow the execution of software which takes exception to being run in an expanded machine.
Once the unit is fitted you have the full 2Mb of RAM. Of which 512K is Chip RAM.
This means you have more leg room, but the 512k chip limit still means you will experience some problems with out of memory errors, although certainly less AMRAM A500 512k (Evesham Micros £22.99) This is a tiny board, which can be used a simple stand-alone 512k upgrade for 512k Amiga 500s, but also finds use as an additional clock and RAM upgrade for systems using the Megaboard 1Mb card with through port.
On the back edge of the card is an on off switch to switch out the extra RAM for the benefit of programs which can't Okay for games use, but more technical programs will crash and bum, especially if they are more graphics intensive. Almost all programs will load, but once you start using them to produce professional quality graphics or text you start getting the horrible out of memory errors, at least «f you're lucky.
1 Megabyte How much is enough?
.. . ____ Hardware Hardware Installation 7 Construction 8 Bang For Bucks 8 Overall 8 The A600 version of the AMRAM for A500 Plus, with the same benefits. A neater construction to fit the more petite A600 trapdoor, and the same disable switch as before, but this time mounted underneath the circuit board as there isn't any clearance for the thing to poke out like it does on the other designs. (Most of the internals in a A600 are so closely packed you'd have trouble sliding a cigarette paper between them!)
The only real difference between this and the A500 Plus version is the shorter and fatter edge connector, but again this brings your machine up to 2Mb chip y handle it. This is part of a interesting modular system, and it seems to me that Evesham have gone out of their way to ensure that there's an upgrade path for everyone along the way from a simple 512k doubler right up to 2Mb mini-muscle machine.
The A500 really needs the extra RAM, but as previously stated the 512K Chip RAM limitation will get in the way of real power user computing. (Also available without clock for £17.99.) (Evesham Micros £44.99) Installation 8 Construction 7 Bang For Bucks 7 Overall 7 AMRAM A600 1Mb RAM. The unit has an on board dock, so you can set this and the battery will keep the time ticking over even when the computer isn't on.
Installation 7 Construction 6 Bang For Bucks 7 Overall 6 Power Computing A600 1Mb (Power Computing £49.95) A slimmer board than the Evesham Micros job, due to the use of a Lithium coin-sized watch battery rather than the bulky cylindrical Varta job. A 1Mb upgrade for the A600 giving you 2Mb chip.
Board construction is excellent, and the PCB itself is a cool blue colour rather than the usual green.
The documentation in almost all the Power Computing stuff is very nicely printed and readable, although confusingly the docs for both this unit and the A600 Automatic Kickstart Switcher are in the same book. The A600 Power Computing A500 A500+ 2Mb (Power Computing £109) This unit claps onto the end of the A500 using the expansion port designed for the A590 hard disk memory expansion unit. It doesn't give you a hard disk, but it does give you the full 2Mb of memory.
Along with the 512k base memory and the 512k expansion memory which you may have in your machine already, this gives you 3Mb in total, 2.5Mb of fast RAM and 512k of Chip RAM.
The unit is a big flat metal box containing the familiar blue circuit board and room for 8Mb of fast RAM. The test Unit was a 2Mb unit and so only four of the upright memory chips were fitted, and it doesn't take a mathematical genius to figure out that these are 512k RAM chips.
Loose 1x4 ZIP chips (£14.95 each) for the user to add themselves to the system are available from Power Computing. That's four per Mb, and so to completely populate the board to 8Mb you'd need another 12 chips (16 in total) costing you an extra £179.45. The amount of RAM on board is set by a couple of jumpers on the circuit board and these must be changed when you add more RAM.
This is one route for the real power user who wants to take it to the especially if you already have the The 590 can be added to the system the Power Computing unit has installed as the unit has a though enabling you to get the benefits of expansion slot with the benefits of mod mum RAM.
No dock on board, but then you cd fit one in the trapdoor anyway, so yd don't need it. The installation is a piece 4 cake, as you merely slap the thing into ¦ slot and sure enough the next time yd switch on the machine you have more RAM! Magical.
Installation 8 Construction 9 Bang For Bucks 9 Overall 9 Power Computing A500 1.5Mb Another one of these "go straight ¦ 2Mb, do not pass go, do not collofl jobs. The board Includes a M of fast RAM so you can slide M (Power Computing £75) Computing A500 1.5Mb Hardware baby into your trapdoor and really smoke it. The on board clock is another one of those porky Varta jobs, and the overall construction of the board is good, although it doesn't have an on off switch.
(This is possible in software anyway, but this isn't as concrete a solution as a hardware switch.)
The docs give details on installation and the steps required for a machine packing a fatter Agnes to be expanded to 1Mb of Chip RAM, once the 1.5Mb board is installed.
This involves the soldering of a wire onto the motherboard of your Amiga and shouldn't be attempted unless you are very brave and or stupid, or know what you're doing. Older pre-1989 1.3 machines will not be fitted with the fatter Agnes anyway, so this may not be an option for you.
With the modification in place the first I Mb of any memory configuration you try will be Chip memory.Full instructions about the solder job are included, and the bit of wire and jumper plug you need to do it, plus a disk of RAM utils as well! Nice one, Power.
Installation 7 Construction 8 to ;ct ull his Bang For Bucks 9 Overall 8 Power Computing A500 1Mb (Power Computing £45) Similar idea to the Evesham 1Mb board, with the same type of through port and Cary board. This model has the added bonus of the same instructions for upping chip RAM on fatter Agnus machines, and the same little lead for you to do it with.
No battery backed clock here, but you can easily add one using the through port, bringing the available memory to 1.5Mb if you just add this unit or 2Mb including additional 512k with clock. The Chip RAM will be just 512K, unless you make the previously mentioned tricky and dangerous hardware mod (on Blue Peter they'd tell you to get an adult to help you). You get a disk of RAM utils to add to the value.
Can you spell value for money, boys and girts?
Installation 6 Construction 8 Bang For Bucks 8 Overall 8 AX601 A600 1Mb (Ashcom £44.95) Another tidy job from Ashcom, this time the A600 version. Also available in a version with or without clock (again the sans clock version being £2 cheaper) the review unit sported the clock and big flattened cylinder Varta battery. No switch on this version, leaving you to switch the RAM out by software means if you need to. This is a good basic 1 Mb unit, taking you up to the magic 2Mb with 1Mb of that being chip memory in the A600. Nice tidy design and good construction.
Installation 7 Construction 7 Bang For Bucks 6 Overall 7 Jargon Buster Chip RAM Chip RAM is the rea of memory used by the Amiga's custom graphics and sound chips, and is therefore vitally important for all sorts of graphics and animation use, sound sampling, and so on. The more chip RAM a machine has, the more flexible it is in terms of power applications.
Expansion slot Officially called the DMA slot, this is a slot in the left hand cheek plate of an Amiga 500 and 500 Plus. Originally designed for the A590 expansion device, the Slot has found favour with third party developers for expansion devices of all shapes and sizes, even big RAM expanders.
Fast RAM Any memory in your current configuration additional to the base (chip) memory you got with your machine. So called because it is faster in operation than chip RAM.
Kilobyte Usually abbreviated to k. A kilobyte is 1024 bytes, the standard unit of RAM.
Megabyte Also known as Mb or even Meg. A chunk of 1024 kilobytes of memory, in other words a bit more than a standard floppy disk's worth of space.
PCMCIA The format of the credit card slot on the side of the A600 A1200 machines, and naturally enough the cards which use it RAM An acronym for Random Access Memory, You can read it, you can write to it. You can spend hundreds of quid on it. Wonderful stuff!
ROM Read Only Memory. Computer chips containing the operating system of the computer which cannot be written to like RAM, only read from.
Trapdoor The usual memory expansion slot on an A500 is underneath the machine in a little trapdoor. This is the most heaviley used A5Q0 expansion method, Unpopulated A memory board with no memory chips on it. Pretty useless, eh? Cheap though i‘ you have existing chips or know where you can buy them cheap.
ADDAX A500 A500+ 2Mb Hardware (Ashcom £115) This is a 2Mb external device which can also be expanded up to 8Mb. Basic configuration allows for use with other peripherals by way of the through port and comes fitted with 2Mb of RAM.
More chips can be added to bring the configuration up to 8Mb, but each time more RAM is added jumpers have to be altered on the main board of your ADDAX. You can buy the box with more RAM on board from the start, with the 4Mb version being £165 and the fully populated 8Mb version running out at £265.
Construction is very solid, though the casing is plastic and takes a bit of prising to get into. Undoing the screws doesn't release the cover, you have to bend the plastic, which I have to say I wasn't at all happy about. On the upside, though, the unit is the same size and shape as the end of an A500 and only about 1.5 inches wide, and so it's certainly more sleek and good looking than the functional but frankly pug-ugly Power Computing unit.
Installations Bang For Bucks 9 Overall 8 ADD501 A500 512k (Ashcom £19.95) ting in the PCMCIA slot in a A600 (and recently of course the Amiga 1200). In a stunningly tiny package the size of a credit card you get a full 2Mb of extra memory, and it's installed in a second without even touching the rest of your machine.
This is the future of RAM expansion, to be sure, but don't lean on it when it's in or you'll snap it! Oust kidding!) There's no need for a disable switch, because if you don't want to use it you can simply yank it out.
Power must, of course, be off as the card is slotted into the motherboard and is part of the circuit. Ripping it out without powering down is like doing major surgery without anaesthetic. Yup, crash and bum, with possible permanent damage. A 4Mb version also exists, priced at £199.99. This tiny unit is a 512k expander for the A500, either for stand alone use or for augmenting a 1Mb board with through port. There is a clock on board (the version without clock is £2 cheaper) and a disable switch for killing the RAM should you happen across a program which doesn't like fast RAM.
Unlike the other boards which have cheap slide switches, the Ashcom unit has a nice positive stem switch. The battery is the by now familiar Varta job used on most of the other units with clocks.
Constructions quality was very good on the review unit, and the board design very tidy.
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WTS Electronics Ltd, Chaul End Lane, Lu Amiga 1500 2000 Pack
• UK specification
• 1 MB system RAM
• Mouse
• Full workbench disks, manuals & leads
• Free game included in pack
• Deluxe Paint III or Photon Paint III
• Two Python joysticks
• 100 capacity lockable disk box £295
• 1 MB System RAM
• Workbench 2.04
• Twin Floppy
• Mouse
• Works (Platinum addition)
• Deluxe Paint III
• Home Accounts
• Elf game • Toki game • Puzznic game
• Two Python joysticks
• 100 capacity lockable disk box
• Amiga 1500 2000 Pack
• A1500 2000 with 52MB HD
• With 2MB Chip Memory add Amiga 600 HD Pack A1200 Pack Wierd,
Wild & Wicked A600 Philips 8833 MKII Monitor Star Printers Game
players paradise Push Over game Formula 1 Grand Prix game Putty
Game j • Extra free game ! • Deluxe Paint III 2 Python
joysticks 100 Capacity disk box )• A600 Pack £329 A600 Pack &
20MB hard drive £429 i A600 Pack £ 40MB hard drive £509
• 32-bit 68020 Full power
• Super Hi-Res graphics
• 2MB Chip memory
• PCMCIA Technology
• Alpha numerical keypad
• Two Python joysticks
• Free game
• 100 Capacity disk box £385 £485 £585
• A1200 Pack
• A1200 with 20MB hard drive
• A1200 with 40MB hard drive 14 inch high resolution colour
display High clarity stereo sound output
• Full RGB and composite inputs Free 1.5 metre long RGB cable
Full UK warranty
• 3 Free games Philips 8833 MKII Monitor £ 199 When purchased
with £ 189 an Amiga Star LC20 Mono
• 180 characters per second, NLQ me multi Font, 9 pin head £1]
Star LC200 Colour
• 225 characters per second, NLQ me multi font, 9 pin head £11
Star LC24-100 Mono
• 204 characters per second, LQ mode. | 10 fonts, 24 pin head £1
Star LC24-200 Colour
• 222 characters per second, LQ mode,] 10 fonts, 24 pin head £2
Star SJ48 Bubble Jet
• Quality comparable with a laser prir very quiet and portable.
Mains and!
Tery powered, adaptor supplied £3 Peripherals Scanners Music Workstations I* Ergonomically sound I • Facilitates up to three external floppy I drives
• Made in the UK ! • Strong and robust | • Aesthetically pleasing
I • Keep your desk neat and tidy Supplied complete and
assembled with free mouse mat £36
• A50O Workstation A600 Workstation
• Swivel and tilt monitor stand for the above I Squick mouse
£13*99 Mouse mat £1.99 ' TDK high quality DSD (10) disks £9.99
11000 colour disk labels £ 12 1LC20 printer ribbon £3.49 Jet
Fighter joystick £13.99 Apache joystick £6.99 Python joystick
£9.99 Zipstick joystick £14.99 Vast range of leads for many
applications - Please call
• Allows image processing in a useful and unique fashion
• Comes complete with operation manual and the latest version of
processing software
• One of the fastest growing applications for home and
professional users
• High specification coupled with cost effective pricing
• Power Hand Scanner
• 64 greyscales 100-400 DPI
• Thru'port to pnnter
• Fully compatible with Delux Paint 4, etc.
• Power Hand Scanner £93.99 Highest quality stereo sound sampling
• Compatible with A500, A1500 2000, A3000
• GVP Digital Sound Studio
• Screen Beat Speaker System (Adds amplified stereo sound to the.
• Megamix Master
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• Provides a full 2MB of Chip Memory for the Amiga 500 and
A1500 2000 • Designed and built in England • Supplied with 8375
Obese Agnus • includes 2Mb Memory on board in the form of low
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sound sampling • Provides the same max. chipmem as the
A3000 A600 &500+ 4 Increases addressable memory space from 9MB
to 10MB • Complete with full instruct o- * British made A500
Pro-RAM 0.5 Meg. Upgrade
• Chip memory compatible • British made
• Without clock £ 16 • With clock £ 19 A500 Pro-RAM 1.5MB Memory
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• Gives a full 2MB of internal memory £74 A50O+ 1MB Memory
upgrade £29.95 Supra RX500 (2MB-8MB)
• 2MB £138 • 4MB £194 »8MB £299 A500 1MB Memory upgrade £38 10MB
Memory upgrade A500 £408 £139 £159
• Pro Agnus 2 MB
• Fitted High Current Power Supply Cumana 3.5" External Drive
Supra Modems Chips and Spares
• Allows the addition of peripherals without damage to computer
or power supply
• Why nsk damaging your expensive kit when one simple investment
will ensure total peace of mind now and for the future
• Switch mode design
• Full crow bar projection
• A500, A500+ and A600 compatible
• British Made
• High Quality
• Renowned and proven reliability
• Top notch specification
• Anti-click
• Long moulded cab e
• Slimline design
• High impact plastic £54 £57 £63 £39
• Cumana external drive
• Cumana external drive + 100 capacity disk box
• Cumana external d' ve + 100 disk box + 20 blank disks
• A50Q A500+ Internal replacement disk drive Utilise hundreds of
PD Bulletin Boards Communicate with fellow computer users Cuts
down on telephone bills by using fast efficient baud rates 100%
Hayes compatible Tone pulse. Auto Dial Auto Answer Standard
RS232 Interface Programmable number storage Free Corns software
Supra 2400 £84 Supra 2400+ £129 Supra Fax Plus (0-9600 BPS) £
148 Supra v.3.2 (Fax Modem) £199 Supra v.32 BIS (Fax Modem)
£258
• WTS have sole distribution nghts from Americas biggest
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• Workbench 2.04 Kit £78 (Includes manuals, disks & chip)
• Kickstart 2.04 £32
• Kickstart 1.3 £24
• Kickstart ROM Swapper £18 (Swap between kickstam)
• Fatter Agnus 8372 £32
• Obese Agnus 8375 £48
• High Res Denise £29
• 1MB x 9 Simms £22
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When ordering by post in cheque form please write your cheque card guarantee number on the reverse of the cheque and send along with your order. Postal Orders are also accepted.
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M Should you wish your order to be sent by Group 4 Security service please add f 5. This method is normally faster than the postal service.
WARRANTY: One year return to base (excluding chips).
ONE YEAR EXTENDED WARRANTY: Available on all products (excluding chips) at 10% of purchase price when ordering.
WHERE TO FIND Us!
Head Office WTS Electronic Ltd Chaul End Lane Luton 0582 491949 Computer Mall Bedford No. 16 Downstairs The Harpur Centre Bedford 0234 218228 Computer Mall St. Neots No.6 Priory Mall Shopping Centre St. Neots 0480 471117 Computer Mall Hertford 49 Railway St. Hertford 0992 503606 Computer Mail Dunstable 84 High Street North Dunstable Bedfordshire j Ai prices quoted or products stocked are subject to stocking level? And availability. WTS cannot be held liable for force majeure. Or items, which are out of stock due to demand or low stock at its suppliers WTS reserve the right to amend prices or
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• SPECIAL ANNOUN Stock Reduction of Cumana COM 201 3-in-l
interface for the Amiga 500 RUHlARBWXk 1NTEKI' ACE COM Cumana
reserve the right to increase the price at any time. Previous
price £49.95* Unique “RAM refresh” circuit.
Utility software disk provided.
Production static control management system increases reliability.
Full auto mounting of hard drive.
Many more features too numerous to list!
In memory Orders may be placed by: telephone • 0483 503121, or fax 0483 503326 or sent to: Cumana COM 201 Offer, Pines Trading Estate, Broad Street, Guildford, Surrey GU3 3BH
* Easy to install-it just plugs in.
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Memory enable disable switch.
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Prepare the way for a hard disk drive by fitting a memory board with all the extras • _______ mtm NAME ADDRESS ... POSTCODE .. I would like to order Q Cumana COM 201 (s) at £22.45 each.
Please debit my ACCESS VISA card (please delete): No ..Expiry dote of card Signature ... Cheques should be made payable to Cumana Ltd For less than some 0.5Mb RAM upgrades, the COM 201 is a 3-in-l interface card combining 0.5 Mb of RAM, a battery backed realtime clock and a calendar with an ST 506 hard disk controller which fits in the A501 expansion slot beneath the Amiga 500. Check out some of the features: r CUMANA IL*. J 1he best name it This
special offer is subject to availability and is only available direct from Cumana Competition In Noddy's Playtime, children can drive with Noddy in his car, explore the magic of Toytown, visit eight special learning locations and develop their creative abilities with the Junior Art package.
Noddy and Big Ears are making a comeback in Noddy's Playtime - a brilliant new graded creativity and entertainment package tor three to seven-year-olds.
Now Amiga Computing and The Jumping Bean Company have conspired to bring you a great bundle of Noddy goodies worth nearly £700.
The five main winners will receive a library of the 24 original hard-backed Noddy books worth about £100.
Each book contains approximately eight stories. The 100 runners-up will N DOV eac rece've a colourful u Noddy poster.
55 1PQ5T OFFICE In true Noddy's Playtime style, to enter this competition all you have to do is circle the five bells from Noddy's hat that are hidden around Toytown and complete the tie breaker.
Tie Breaker: I believe in children's educational packages for home computers because... Name_ Address_ Postcode_Telephone Original text and images O Darrell Waters Ltd 1949 68. Text and images of BBC Television Series. © BBC Enterprises Ltd 1992, Licensed by BBC Enterprises Ltd.
NODDY is a trademark of Darrell Waters Ltd and is used under licence.
ENID BLYTON (signature logotype) is a trademark of Darrell Waters Ltd and is used under licence.
Entries to be in by January 20,1095 Send to; Amiga Computing January Noddy Competition, Database Direct, P0 Box 2 Ellesmere Port, South Wirral L65 3EA.
Please tic* thn box H do nof vns i to recovr pfomrtionai moierxrf from ortm A mail order purchase from INDI is a safe and secure decision, and here's why.
INDI is a wholly owned subsidiary of o public company now in its tenth year of trading and specialising in the supply of computer products.
AMIGA A600 THE WILD, THE WEIRD AND THE WICKED PI With a turnover approaching £30 million per annum, we have the resources and the purchasing power to offer you the best deals, deliver them next day nationwide and always be around when you need us.
Once again Commodore have put together a winning theme pack to complement the already popular AMIGA A600.
The Wild, tne Weird and the Wicked Pock i* on idea! Starter pack containing a conside mix of software making the most of the Amiga's amazing capabilities.
Ill To make this pock a perfect aift INDI have added a further four awarcfwinning games and a staggering list of valuable extras tot FREE of charge. Also included at no extra coil] to you are the latest 'Zapsac' carry case and Zappo T-shirt. Crucial Amiga accessories.
Impressed. Who wouldn't Be.
RACK AS STANDARD CONTAINS
• Amiga A600 single drive
• Built in TV Modulator s suppn should
• 1Mb memory
• Push Over • Silly Putty
• Grand Prix • Deluxe Paint III
• Mouse and Manuals INDI VALUE ADDED FREE
• Micro Switch Joystick £9.99 £12.99 £5.99 £122.52 £12.99 £8.991
£183.46
• Lockable Disk Box
• Disk Wallet
• 10 Blank Disks
• Kick off 2 • Pipemania
• Space Ace • Populous
• Zapsac Carry Case
• Zappo T-shirt TOTAL (HARD DISK) EPIC PACK EPIC by home...
definitely by • Commodore's talent for pock er P exploit the
stunning features of A600. Add to this Trivial Pursuits lane M
HOME SERVICE go uage
• Zapsac Carry Case
• Zappo T-Shirt £47922 The latest, the ultimate, the best home
computer available. 16.8 million colours, superfast processor,
superb stereo sound, lightning speed
- the all new Amiga 1200 has them all. Marvel at the ease with
which the Amiga 1200 and its amazing 32-bit processing power
devours the most demanding software. At this price the A1200
has no equal - forget the rest, it's definitely the bestl 1260
STANDARD FEATURES e 68020 Phxhm • PCMCIA Slot
• 2Mb Chip RAM e 3.5' Internal Floppy
• AA Chips* • Built-in TY modulator
• Alpha-numoric • Froo 12 Months Al- koypod Home Maintenance INCH
VALUE ADDED EtEE A 3 Suparb Cmm • International Spam Challenge
• The Cool Croc A k QQ
• Parod o.d 90 e Mw ftttt Zapta y(j*77 INDI PRICE £189-22 £19 99
£19.99 All orders received by 6pm Monday to Friday are
despatched that day for next day delivery using our national
carrier Securicor. (UK Mainland only).
Saturday deliveries are available at a small surcharge. If you are out when w* deliver a card will be left at your home giving you a contact telephone number to arrange a convenient redelivery.
Delivery queries can be resolved immediately using our on-line computer.
All orders are despatched on a next working day delivery basis. Cheque orders are despatched immediately on cheque clearance, usually 10 working days from receipt. A delivery charge of £5.00 is made per item unless otherwise stated.
WE ALSO ACCEPT B.F.P.O. Tho INDI tatos team have been trained to take your order with the utmost care and efficiency. All stock offered for sale is held in stock, centrally at our group warehouse complex and is available for next day delivery, direct to your home or business. If at any time we are out of stock your money will not be bonked until the product is available (a point worth checking should you feel tempted to purchase elsewhere).
General information regarding product Is available from our sales team, however technical support is always on hand should you need assistance.
All prices quoted ore Inclusive of VAT.
CARRIAGE CHARGED AT UK POSTAL RATES.
INDI TELESALES Tel 0606 43860 Fox 0606 43825 DESPATCH content.
; Creation has never been better. The software included in this pack: EPIC, Rome, and Myth totally f the Amiq lab edition (playable in 3 languages), AMIGA Text (Wordpro) and the now standard graphics package: Deluxe Paint III for serious educational applications and you'll start to realise just how dynamic this pack is.
As with all products supplied by IN Dl, we have added our extra dimension to an already incredible offer (see below for INDI Value Added Pack totally free of charge) PACK AS STANDARD CONTAINS;
• Amiga A600HD (Hard Disk)
• Built in TV Modulator
• Mouse and Manuals • 1Mb Memory
• EPIC, Rome, Myth, Trivial Pursuits (language lab edition),
Amiga Text, Deluxe Point III.
INDI VALUE ADDED FREE
• Microswitched Joystick £9.9fl!
• Lockable Disk Box £9.99,
• Disk Wallet £12.99
• 10 Blank Disks £5.99]
• Kickoff 2 • Pil_________
• Space Ace • Populous £122.52
• Zapsac Carry Case £12.99
• Zappo T-Shirt £8 TOTAL £183 Commodore's own Amiga Monitor.
Designed solely for use with the Amiga range of computers. With
its ergonomic design, Hi-res graphics display and stereo sound
capabilities, the 1084$ will really bring your Amiga to life.
Apart from offering this product at a very competitive price INDI are including two great software products totally free of char 1084S COLOUR STEREO MONItJ INDI VALUE ADDED FREE
• Days of Thunder (Driving Simulation)
• Night Breed (or alternative exciting game) AMIGA CDTV THE
MULTIMEDIA COMPUTER TOTAL HOME ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM The problem
with any new product is that it always takes time for everyone
to realise its full potential. CDTV is no exception and in our
opinion everything we have read does a pretty poor job of
explaining just what CDTV can do and why it is so exciting.
COMMODORE AMIGA CDTV THE MULTIMEDIA COMPUTERl AUDIO Him BrotUn (CD Audio) £12.99 unique aid for Education, Business or Leisure. The future is here!
• Manuals MULTIMEDIA ItwningtCDTV £34.99 STANDARD
• Amiga CDTV Player
• CDTV keyboard
• CDTV 1411 3.5" Disc Drive
• CDTV Infra red remote controller
• CDTV wired mouse
• CDTV Welcome Disc GOLDSTAR 14' REMOTE TV MONITOR FEATURED
AVAILABLE SEPARATELY AT £179.99 INDI PRICE MONITOR NOT INCLUDED
IT'S A CD PLAYER Yes, it will play all your Primal Scream,
Pavarotti, Pink Floyd and any other CD you care to mention in
superb high quality stereo, with remote infra red control.
IT S An AMIGA Plug in the keyboard, switch on the external disk drive and the colossal range of inexpensive Amiga software can be used on your CDTV.
IT'S A MULTIMEDIA SYSTEM -Just imagine, stereo sound, images and text all on screen. It asks a question, you respond, it responds truly interactive! Each CD disc holds nundreds of megabytes of data with instant optical access. The whole of Hutchinson's Encyclopedia fits onto 1 disc. This interactive system is a unique aid for Education PACK CONTENTS AS
• Fred Fish CDTV INDI VALUE ADDED
• Lemmings CDTV (£34.
• Blues Brothers (£12.99)
• Pipemania, Populous, Kickoff 2, Space Ace (£122.52) I CDTV
CONNECTS DIRECTLY TO YOUR TV SET THE INDI GUIDE TO CDTV If you
already own a CDTV or are just about to purchase one you'll be
pleased to know that INDI stock probably the largest and most
comprehensive list of CDTV software in the country. Below is a
list of top selling titles we are offering at very competitive
prices. For more details please phone our sales team. (Prices
include postage).
CDTV SOFTWARE EDUCATION ENTERJAINMENT A Bun fot Barney
24. 99 Defender of The Crown
24. 99 Asterix and Son English
19. 99 Battle Chess
34. 99 NASA The 25th Year
19. 99 Battle Storm
24. 99 The Papor Bag Princess Thomas's Snow Suit
29. 99 Classic Board Games
29. 99
29. 99 Hound of Baskervilles
24. 99 Tale of Peter Rabbit
34. 99 Psycho Killer
24. 99 My Paint
24. 99 Trivial Pursuit
45. 99 Cinderella
34. 99 Wrath of Demon
24. 99 MUSIC Basketball
24. 99 Music Maker
31. 99 Dinosaurs For Hire
14. 99 Remix
24. 99 All Dogs Go To Heaven
29. 99 REFERENCE Raffles
29. 99 Dr Wellman
49. 99 Prehistorik
24. 99 Guinness World of Records
31. 99 Town With No Name
29. 99 Illustrated Holv Bible Electronic Cook Book
24. 99 Team Yankee
29. 99
29. 99 Snoopy Sim City
29. 99
24. 99 AMIGA CDTV I EXTERNAL HARD DISK DRIVE You've got the CDTV,
you've got the keyboard and floppy disk drive - for a total
computer solution all that's needed is on ultra-fast hard
disk drive.
The CDTV-HD unit boasts a massive 65Mb of hard disk storage with lightning fast access times through its SCSI interface.
The unit comes complete with Workbench 1.3 and all necessary cables.
INDI PRICE ACCESSORIES CDTV Starter Pack - Includes CDTV, Remote Control, Hutchinsons, Lemmings & Welcome Disk CD's £379.99 £349.99 £159.99 £49.99 £49.99 £109.99 £149.99 £49.99 £179.99 £14.99 A570 External CD drive for the A500 & A500 + MEGACHIP - 1Mb ChipRAM Upgrade for CDTV CDTV Keyboard (black) CDTV 3.5" External Floppy Drive ENCORE SCSI Controller* Internal Mount Kit CDTV Internal Genlock CDTV Remote Mouse GOLDSTAR TV Monitor with Remote Control SCART TV Monitor Lead (inc. Stereo phono lead) Panasonic Quiet We researched the colour printer market in great depth to find a colour printer
good enough to cope with Amiga's powerful graphic output, yet at an affordable price.
Colour Printing We found the perfect printer in the Panasonic KX-P2180+KX-P2123 quiet printers.
We then considered that if you were going to buy a Panasonic printer, you would probably need a quality word processing package to use with it. We found that too, in 'Wordworth', vet at a retail price of £129.99 we thought that might be a little too expensive on top of your printer purchasel So together witn Panasonic we decided to give a copy of 'Wordworth' free with every Panasonic printer. How's tnat for added value?
Panasonic KX-P21 so Panasonic KX-P2123 The new Panasonic KX-P218Q 9 pin quiet colour printer.
Produces crisp clear text in mono or in 7 glorious colours with new quiet technology. Tne new KX-P218Q is typically 15dBA quieter in operation, than the competition, e Foit Printing Speeds 192CPS Draft and 38 CPS N IQ e Colour Printing 7 colour palette (blue, red, green, yellow, violet, magenta and block) e QuietPrinting Super quiet 45-49dto sound level (most matrix printers ore typically in excess of60dBA) PRICE e 6 Resident Fonts Over ,100 type styles using Courier, Prestige, Bold PS, Romon, Script and Sons Serif Font* 3 Paper Paths Paper handling from bottom, top and rear for total
flexibility e 1 Year Worranty For total peace of mind The new high performance Panasonic KX-P2123 24 pin.
Quiet colour printer offers leading edge quiet printing technology Of on affordable price.
• Fast Printing Speeds 192 CPS draft, 64 CPS IQ and 32 CP SLQ.
• Colour Printing 7 colour palette (blue, red, green, yellow,
violet, magento and block)
• QuietPrinting Super quiet 43.5-46kBA sound level (most matrix
printers are typically in excess of 60d BA)
• 7 Resident Fonts Over 152,000 type styles using Super LQ,
Courier Prestige, Bold PS, Roman, Script and Sans Serif Fonts
• 24 PIN Diamond Printhead High performance and high quality
Output
• 1 Year Warranty for totol peace of mind.
* WORDWORTH - COMPLETELY FREE!
WITH PANASONIC QUIET PRINTERS The writers choice. The ultimate word processor for AMIGA computers. Wordworth is undoubtedly the ultimate word document processor for the full range of AMIGA computers. The graphical nature of WORDWORTH makes producing documents faster and easier, with the enhanced printing fonts (including full Panasonic KX P2180 and KX P2123 colour printing support), Collins spell checker and Thesaurus, no other word processor comes close.
"Without doubt this is one of the best document processors for the AMIGA, Today." (Amiga Format).
NORMAL RRP £129.99 inc. vat Panasonic printer ACCESSORIES Following the outstanding response to the Panasonic printer range we are now in a position to offer new and existing Panasonic printer owners a complete range of accessories saving £££'5 on recommended prices.
KX-P2180 KX-P2123 Deluxe Accessory Pack Pack Contains: • Automatic Sheet Feeder
• 2xBlack Ribbons • 2xColour Ribbons
• IxDust Cover • 2 Piece Printer Stand Panasonic Sheet Feeder
Automatic A4 Sheet Feeder for the KX-P2123 & KX-P2180 printers.
Holds 80 sheets paper.
RRP £89.99 p7Q qq INDI PRICE 1 7.77 Panasonic Colour Ribbon 6 Pack 6xColour Ribbons for the KX-P2180 & KX-P2123 RRP £119.99 kkk tny.yy pqq qq INDI PRICE t07.77 RRP£169.99rno qq INDI PRICE tlOZ.77 Panasonic Ribbon Pack 2 x Black & 4 x Colour Ribbons for the KX-P2180 & KX-P2123 RRP £99.99 £69.99 AMSTRAD | NOTEPAD FAXPHONE AMSTRAD The new Amstrod Notepad Computer couldn't be easier to use because you simply follow the instructions on the screen as you go along.
Has built-in Wordprocessor, 48,000 word spell checker, Calculator, Diary, World Time (.lock. Address & Telephone book, BBC BASIC, and weighs less than a kilo (2.2lbs) PCMCIA MEMORY CARDS FOR AMSTRAD NOTEPAD A A 64K £45.99 128K £57.99 .77 256K £79.99 _ 512K £129.99 1Mb £179.99 Fully featured hands-free phone that con send and receive faxes and can even make copies of letters and documents.
It's a group 3 fax machine, has 20 memories, 9 one- touch dialling keys and Mercury compatability.
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• Fully functional keyboard with numeric pad separate from CPU
• Includes 2 x3Vi* disk drives as standard with 5’4 * Disk Bay.
• Integral memory and card expansion capabilities (most cost
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In the unlikely event that any product purchased from INDI arrives at your home faulty, we will collect from youi home faulty, we will collect from your home and replace the product completely free of charge.
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Do you want to overlay computer graphics or titles onto your videos? If so, you will need a Genlock. Rendale Genlocks are built to a very high standard, and are used widely in the HHAfnppirtnil anwirnnmont 62 Tenter Roa Moulton Park Business Northampton, NN3 1AX, TV*I. e Cf A The Rendale range of Amiga Genlocks begins with the 8802. This is a Genlock, which, when attached to an Amiga computer and a suitable video system, will allow you to mix video and computer graphics. It offers all the functions that you need, such as: RENDALE 8802 £139-
* RGB feed through, allowing for a preview monitor.
* High quality output video, which in default mode provides video
with overlaid computer graphics.
* B I r J « I 2 It can be supplied with a device which will
allow you to fade between computer graphics and the M11IMU
video source, and also a mode control unit so that you can move
between Amiga only, video only.
8802 me background mode and keyhole modes 1 & 2.
£178- r j r-j ||pi | -j The Rendale Super-8802 is a development of the basic 8802 unit, it performs the same functions, RE J J l %l*E but has the added capability of also working with Super-VHS signals. The unit will allow the user ,_i r. to cross fade between the Amiga and video signal. In addition, some basic wipe patterns are wUPmNpOQVX provided, and also a fade to black option. Mode control is also provided via hardware.
£499- 8802 FMC Unit NEW!
RENDALE PMC £45-fitted This is a brand new piece of kit which will improve the capabilities of the popular Rendale 8802 Genlock. This unit allows you to cross fade between the Amiga and video signals, so that you can gently fade computer titles in and out. Also, the ability to switch between the various modes offered by the 8802 is provided. The required mode is selected by a push switch, giving smooth, flicker free transformations.
The FMC unit does need to be soldered into the 8802, we can do this at our factory if required.
UPGRADE PATHS 8802 UPGRADES £45- £400- Rendale Genlocks are designed to be flexible, and the ability of your Genlock to grow with your system was deemed to be of paramount importance in our design process.
As a consequence, existing 8802 users can follow one of two upgrade paths. The fade and mode control unit (FMC unit) can be purchased independently, and fitted to your 8802 genlock by our engineer. We would only require your unit for around two days.
The other upgrade path is the move from a purely composite 8802 to the Super-8802. This can also be done simply, although we do have to perform the upgrade work at our factory. We would only require your unit for around two days.
PRICES INCLUDE VAT AND DELIVERY. ACCESS AND MASTERCARD ACCEPTED.
INTRODUCING the latest quality Amiga products from * e AMOS-A series of five packages designed to encourage the user to program. The range consists of AMOS the Creator, easy AMOS, AMOS Compiler, AMOS 3D and the very latest - AMOS Professional - designed to appeal to users just starting out on the programming road and to experienced programmers alike. Page
• MINI OFFICE - The complete Amiga office workstation for both
home and business purposes. Containing five modules -
wordprocessor, database, spreadsheet, graphics and disk
utilities, all connected by a versatile menu system allowing
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• FUN SCHOOL 4 - Three packages to suit young people from 5 to 11
years. Each contains six easy-to-use programs aimed to
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National Curriculum guidelines. Page
• FUN SCHOOL SPECIALS - A series of three packages to support the
Fun School 4 series, by adding depth to spelling, maths and
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• ADI - This extraterrestrial helps young people from 11 to 15
years to learn English, French, and Maths. There are 12 M
packages in the current series. Page ®§r Iiyo R£SS the
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School 4 zooms to the top of the class. Three brand new
packages combining the essentials of the National Curriculum
with beautiful graphics, cleverly animated rewards and
stimulating sound keep your children engrossed while they
learn.
Teddy for under fives. Freddy the Frog for five to seven year olds and Sammy the Spy for seven to eleven year olds provide SIX original stimulating programs in every pack. Plus, the carefully designed levels for each program encourage your children to have fun and learn at their own pace - and ensure they get the most from Fun School 4 and keep coming back for more.
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Europress Software Europa House Adlington Park Macclesfield SK10 4NP Tel: 0625 859333.
Our brand new ADI range is primarily used as a learning aid to prepare students for CCSE exams. ADI covers Maths, English and French for first to fourth year students, featuring a friendly extraterrestrial who provides some light relief from studying. Each subject has been extensively researched and adheres to the National Curriculum requirements. ADI is already being incorporated into some schools' timetables, proving the benefit of such high quality educational software.
Education is never out of the news these days, and it's only natural that parents have become more concerned than ever about the standard their children are attaining. At Europress Software we have responded to that concern by putting together a complete range of educational software to complement children's education at school, in line with National Curriculum guidelines.
Our Fun School range caters for children aged 3 to 11 years, covering a comprehensive range of topics from learning to recognise shapes and colours for the younger user to science questions and keyboard skills for the older child. Each subject complements what children are learning at school.
ADI Junior is available for children aged 4 to 5 and 6 to 7 years, featuring a "young" ADI who teaches counting and reading. Each program features bright, colourful graphics, attention-grabbing sound and plenty of games to keep the child amused while they learn.
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Aloffis an exciting experience on certain subjects in more depth - in particular spelling, maths and creativity skills.
The aim of the Fun School Specials is to complement children's school work. All the products comply fully with the National Curriculum syllabus.
In response to consumer demand, a range of Fun School Specials has been developed to help children with specific areas of learning.
Following the release of Fun School 4, parents and teachers have consistently requested products which focusv * w For five year olds and over Paint and Create is designed to help children exercise and develop their creative talents to the full.
It consists of six entertaining activities, some with a practical bias, some which are pure fun.
Programs within Paint and Create include Art Alive, Jigsaw, Music Maestro, Card Creator, Monster Maker and the Activity Menu which allows access to all the other programs.
Available for Amiga, PC and C64 cassette.
ART ALIVE ...injects new life IMPRESS SOFTWARE For 7 to 13 year olds The six programs within the package are set in a colourful fairground and incorporate the essential fun element that has made all Fun School products so popular.
M3lL ______ a For 7 to 11 year olds Brina your Ami eality: lance, es - the lis y Programs galore!
Easy AMOS is packed with ready-to-run programs which are carefully explained in simple English. You can quickly understand how they work, and then use the same ideas in your own programs. There’s even a beginners' Typing Tutor. Plus a clever database to store personal details of your friends and colleagues.
Creating games Easy AMOS shows you how to create entertaining programs in next to no time. Included in the package is a Breakout-style game, a racing game for one or two players with parallax scrolling, and a ball game with split screens and multi-directional scrolling. You'll find they've been entirely created using Easy AMOS - and surprised when you discover exactly how they were put together.
What’s inside This programming course consists of two discs and a light-hearted user guide. This is cleverly linked to an electronic coach which tests your progress after you have read each chapter and tried out the example programs. Plus there’s an on-screen graduation certificate when you complete the final chapter.
' Easy AMOS’s step-by-step and fun approach is the simplest possible route to writing your own professional-looking software.
You need 1Mb or more of RAM end three blank discs to use this product Easy AMOS is a simplified, uitra-fnendty version of the best-selling AMOS Basie programming language.
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Included in the package is a 650-page manual written by Mel Croucher who wrote the highly-praised Easy AMOS manual, and Stephen Hill who wrote the original AMOS manual. Programs written using earlier versions of AMOS and Easy AMOS can be loaded into AMOS Professional for amendment or enhancement AMOS The Creator has brought programming within the reach of over 50,000 Amiga users. Now it has been given a complete overhaul and the result is a vastly enhanced product AMOS Professional designed for all experienced Amiga programmers.
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undo redo, and multiple windows on screen.
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• MED music library supprA with MIDI data send. Noise Tracker
support, easier access to the printer, serial and parallel
ports and much more
• MOUTH commands 10 link sprites to speech output from the SAY
command to create a realistic talking head
• Two discs crammed with working examples, and tutorials
demonstrating AMAL the new AMOS Interface system, collision
detection and other key topics.
• A selection of new highly-finished programs, including Planet
Zybex. A scrolling shoot- em- up, the File O’Facts electronic
data organiser. Quatro puzzle game and Dithell's Wonderland, an
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TtejxssA is a pudme which it III mow, than satisfy1 Now you can make your AMOS programs run like lightning with AMOS Compiler. Typically most programs will double In speed - some mmnufvi' .r. more than 5 times falser. Tltest* spectacular results will have everyone thinking you*w pf.ynmmed in machine code!
In addition. AMOS Compiler comes with an inardihk' compactor which will squash the size of your programs by up to 80% (60% compression on average) in a matter of seconds? Th» means tlut your programs take less disc space - and thcv loud faster too.
With the incredihlc speed increases and program compaction the AMOS Compiler will give your programs that professional edge With every AMOS Compiler is a special program which will update your copy of AMOS to the very latest version - and that means improved extension lundling. Smoother multi-tasking, plus new sprite Hipping routines and HOB and SCREEN COPY routines.
If you're amazed by AMOS you'll be astounded by AMOS Compiler.
The current AMOS Compiler will work with AMOS Professional, but a full new Compiler will be released next year which will take advantage of all AMOS Professional's new features.
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• A professional WORDPROCESSOR with powerful graphics
capabilities and a 50,000 word spell checker. Ideal for a wide
variety of correspondence and official documents.
• A flexible SPREADSHEET with more than 50 functions, simplifying
the most complex domestic monthly budgets or commercial cash
flow forecasts.
• A supremely friendly DISC MANAGER to make using your Amiga as
painless a task as possible.
Disc Utilities: Avoid the confusion Ol Workbench, ' create bootable files, formal discs, copy files from disc- to disc; make directories; delete and rename files, make multiple cop6 of your discs... and morp' Wordprocessor Compose a letter, check your spelling with the S0,000 word dictionary, mailmerge details from a database file, add graphics, wrap text around it. Load ASCII text, highlight With bold, italic and and morel Graphics: Enter data directly or load from the spreadsheet or database; produce pie charts with exploded segments; display bar charts side by side or stacked; overlay your
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Database: Build up a versatile card index, incorporate up to SO Mdt with 70 characters each, use search and replace to modify data, do powerful multi-field sorting, perform arithmetic (unctions... and more!
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Technical Help Workbench blues Printer out of puff?
Computer cracking up?
We re here to help!
Help please, I am relatively new to Amiga computers, but have an A500 upgraded to a Plus with Workbench 2.0. I got the Virus Checker off October's AMIGA Computing but can't seem to drag it into my startup-sequence. I get a system message: "Workbench is full".
Perhaps I am doing something wrong - any ideas?.
T M Podd, Northallerton The simple answer is that your Workbench disk is full, so there's no room for Virus Checker on the disk.
What you'll have to do is remove some less useful programs like Graphic Dump and CMD.
If this doesn't work, remove the printer drivers you don't use from the printers drawer and that should give you enough space. Then all you have to do is copy Virus Checker into the C: directory and add the line "Virus Checker" to your startup-sequence.
AMIGA COMPUTING NB: Make sure you are using a copy disk of Workbench when you do this!
Sounding off Having recently purchased an A600 I was disappointed to find that my A600 would not produce sound on my Commodore 1084 (not 1084S) monitor. The monitor was fine on my C64 and the A600 worked well on a borrowed protable TV.
Write to ACAS, Amiga Computing, Europa House, Adlington Park, Macclesfield SK10 4NP Save your saes - we can't reply personally The 1084 has no 23 pin D-port, so I purchased at great expense from CPC a 6 -pin linear to 23-pin D ring. This has given me a picture but no sound.
As a soldier in Germany I have found German Commodore retailers less than helpful, but would like to thank Gordon Harwood Computers for putting me in contact with CPC. Is this an upgrade problem, or can you let me know where I can get a cable to do the job?
S Prowse, Cermony We are afraid you've been sold the wrong cable. On the back of your monitor is a socket called a Scart connector which takes care of both picture and sound.
What you need is a basic Amiga to Scart cable - your best bet is to pick one up from Phoenix Mail Order (0532 311932) for about £10 plus P&P- Startup problems I need help with the Zoom program from a Workstation menu which I use to speed up the mouse. I would like this to be activated automatically on booting up.
When I move the Zoom program to a convenient directory and call it up from the startup program it crashes the boot sequence.
I think it actually runs Zoom and then refuses to proceed out of the end of it. Is it possible to modify anything to achieve this, bearing in mind that the Zoom program seems to be in a fundamental non-English type code and I am only a computer user, not a computer buff?
A second problem relates to an HP LaserJet III printer which I currently drive only from my Protext wordprocessor with its own appropriate driver.
I would like to have a suitable printer driver in the Amiga's drivers drawer so that I could drive the printer for other applications by setting the driver from there (the LaserJet driver supplied is too rudimentary). Do you know if a suitable driver is available to enable me to do this?
D Price, Ponlypool You are right about your first problem. When you call certain programs from your startup-sequence the program runs and then does not return to the startup-sequence.
What you have to do is tell your startup-sequence to run the program and then return to the next line after the program you have called. To do this put Zoom in your "C:" directory and add the line; run HU: 111: ZOOM Memory switching for the brave at heart I have an Amiga 500 fitted with a fatter Agnus and a 512k RAM expansion and a friend of mine had the same setup. Then he wanted 1 Mb of chip RAM and sent off his Amiga to have it fitted But he was then stuck with the 1 Mb configuration.
This seemed a bit off to me, so I decided to do the conversion myself to enable me to switch between 1 Mb chip RAM and 512k chip fast RAM.
Those readers who feel confident enough to do as I did should follow these three simple instructions after opening the Amiga’s casing. A steady hand is essential: t Locate JP2 next to the ROM chip and JP7A next to the internal expansion port.
At JP7A, cut the link between tracks 5 and 6 and solder a wire to each of these tracks. Take these to the switch, making sure that the wire from track 5 goes to the centre pin on the opposite side of the switch to the track 2 wire. Also, the track 6 wire must be opposite the track 3 wire (see diagram).
SWITCH )P2 JP7A
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Cut link Cut link’ 3 L 6 And there you have it - instant selection choice between 1Mb chip RAM and 512k chip fast RAM configurations. All you need to do now is find a suitable place for your switch. This conversion will only work for Amigas fitted with the fatter Agnus chip and a suitable 512k memory upgrade.
I Luntley, Rugby Thanks for sending this tip in. Do make sure that you always turn off your Amiga before flicking the switch and that the RAM expansion you use is chip-memory compatible.
If you have any usefull tips you consider worthy of printing then send them in and if we think there of use we'll consider printing them. Send your tips to David Dibnah, ACAS, Amiga Computing, Europa House, Adlington Park, Macclesfield SK10 4NP.
Amiga Computing and J Luntley point out that we cannot be responsible for damage to Amigas caused by people carrying out this conversion - which will invalidate any warranty you may have.
WslTechnical Help ? This should run Zoom and then return to the startup-sequence to continue the boot sequence.
Several PD houses have a new driver for the HP Laserjet III printer, but if you have difficulty give HP a ring on 0344-369222 and they should be able to help you.
Missing software With my Amiga Class of the '90s pack I got a Datel Electronics Midi Master Interface with one Midi In port, three Midi Out and one Midi Thru without instructions and software.
Do you know how to use it? If I am allowed to sell it I will do so for £12, so can you please print my address? Finally will the Amiga Action Replay cart MK III work with 5Mb via a thru pert?.
D Eyre, North Humberside We presume that you bought your Amiga new, and if that is the case you should have received some music software and instructions with It.
The Midi interface is a way of connecting an Amiga to a musical instrument like a keyboard. It translates computer signals into signals that the musical instrument understands, so you end up with the computer playing the instrument.
As for selling your kit, you'll find a classified ads section at the back of this magazine in which you can advertise unwanted items. The first ten words are free. Fill in the coupon and send it in.
As far as we know the Action Replay MK III cartridge requires extra memory, so check with Datel first before buying one.
More chip memory AOVICI S I ¦ V I C K A piece of pie A while ago I bought a PenPal VI .4 wordprocessor. It is perfect for my needs, giving high quality documents and graphics. However, one other thing I was hoping to be able to do on my new "toy" was to create graphs and mathematical charts (line graphs, bar charts, pie charts.), but to my huge disappointment this was not possible.
I have scanned every Amiga Computing magazine from cover to cover, but am unable to find any software to suit my needs. I need somthing relatively cheap - PD, shareware or cheapish commercial - that can create the diagrams I stated above simply by typing in the relevant statistics.
I am more than happy With PenPal’s documental and graphical capabilities. I also have a Citizen Swift 24E colour printer and my computer is an A500 with 1Mb of memory (I am hoping to upgrade to 2Mb in the distant future, money permitting!).
I hope you'll be able to suggest something before my head explodes from reading so many PD lists!
T Shorrord, Sussex PAL to NTSC In about two months' time I'm relocating to Texas and am thinking about taking my Amiga 500 with me. Now the mains voltage in the Netherlands is about 220 while the United States is on 115 volts.
Will my European-bought Amiga still work in the United States, and do you have any useful addresses in the United States where I can buy a new power transformer to fit the 115 voltage over there?
This is a difficult one. Now if you had a PC the answer would have been simple, As-Easy-As, which is a PD clone of lotus 125, the best spreadsheet available.
However, here are two suggestions. First try a Shareware program from 17 bit called Alpha Graph (contact them on 0924 366982). Failing that you might like to take a look at Mini Office spreadsheet, database, wordprocessor and disk manager available through Europress Software on 0625 859333 Finally, I must say I really enjoy reading your magazine every month, as I find it one of the best around for the Amiga.
Thank you very much for your time.
5 Abroos, Maastricht, Netherlands The main problem you are going to have is with the different screen formats in the States. If you have an Amiga with a fatter Agnus you’ll be all right because it is capable of displaying PAL or NTSC. Once you are over there you should have no problems picking up a suitable power supply from most Commodore dealers.
You may have to invest in a new modulator If you wish to plug your Amiga into a TV, but you would probably be better off buying an American monitor.
Knowing I have 1Mb RAM which I cannot fully access.
R Hardy, Bad Uppspnnge, Cermany You can only perform the chip memory upgrade on version 6A upwards motherboards with a fat Agnus fitted - which luckily you have - but you also need a memory upgrade which is chip memory compatible.
Once you've sorted yourself out with a RAM expansion which is chip RAM compatible (if you have problems finding one then contact Power Computing on 0234 843388) you will need to make a small alteration to your motherboard.
Business accounts I have owned a 500 Plus Amiga since June and have found it a wonderful machine except for one thing - I have tried now for 12 weeks to put my simple business accounts on to a floppy disk and still had no luck. It is driving me crazy.
I have read and re-read the manual and followed the instructions step-by- step, still without success.
Can you please supply me information as to how I can accomplish this simple operation and advise me what book to buy?
M Burston, Hants You haven't said which accounts package you are using, but they all work In a similar way.
The answer to your problem probably lies in you saving your information into the default path, that is the same directory as your accounts package.
When you go to save your accounts you should see a window called "Drawer". Simply change this to "dfO:", (drawer) being the name of your directory.
As for an Amiga book, you should take a look at Mastering Amiga Workbench, by Bruce Smith Books.
Contact them on 0923 894355.
Cybernetix I recently got Cybernetix off your CoverDisk and unfortunately it fails to run on my A500 Plus. I've heard this is due to the game using fast memory. I have an A500 Plus with no fast memory.
Is there any way of making my Amiga more compatible with older software which was not designed for the Plus machine other than having to buy fast memory and a ROM switcher?
Robert Sole, Birkenhead We've had a few enquires about Cybernetix not working on the Plus machines. The problem is that this program was written in New Zealand and they don't have the Plus machines there yet.
As you've already said, one answer is to buy some fast memory but this only works with programs which specifically use fast memory.
One other solution is to get hold of a PD program called Degrader.
Apparently this program Is able to degrade the A500 Plus and the A1.3 600 into an old Amiga, which in thoery will make your machine more compatable with existing software. Degrader is available from most good PD libraries.
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From the Nutcracker Suite completely Amiga-ised to an involved Antarctic-based strategy arcade game, the public domain can boast more than ever that it provides something for everyone.
Some of these programs are shareware, which means that should you find them useful, you should send a small, specified fee to the author.
PD and Shareware A huge variety of software is available that will cost you little or nothing. Phil Morse looks at this month's offerings from the Amiga public domain Do it - only by people being honest will shareware live on for the good of us all.
Anyway, you usually get a manual, a better version of the program and news on updates as and when they happen, so it's worth it from an economic as well as a moral standpoint.
Nutcracker Suite 17 Bit, 2238A B. By Hugh Gammon As far as Romantic classical music goes, Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite must be one of the most famous pieces of all time.
All seven movements of the suite are included, and can be selected individually from an opening menu - a little like selecting tracks from a CD.
The instruments were created using Synthia II and E-2FM, but it is with the instruments that this program's shortcoming is exposed.
Classical music is obviously a much bigger job to program than a pop or dance number - It is much more complex, the arrangement will almost invariably be more involved, and it relies a lot more on subtle nuances and expertly composed changes in feel which mark out the true genius composers from the crowd.
While Hugh has managed to quite successfully port the essence of the music to the Amiga, it does sound more like a Lemmings soundtrack than an emotion- moving masterpiece, PUBLI SECTO However, as an exercise in computer music, this is good stuff indeed. It's well presented, with some nice touches (the mouse pointer turns into a conductor who actual conducts while the music is playing) and will appeal to anyone who is interested in the actual mechanics of Amiga music programming.
Lyponov Space Generator vl .0 17 Bit. 2237. By David Head Fractal generators really are old news nowadays. I had one on my ZX81, so that ent, and taking into account the we've witnessed with the other varii much more attractive, Once you've generated a fractal, can 200m in and out on it and improve looks in a number of ways. Selecting Contour feature will embellish your with a myriad of colours, while G while not allowing you to define your colour palettes - will allow you to one of three different pre-programi ones.
When you are happy with your dr you can save your fractal out as an IFF Lypanov custom file, for loading into program or any paint package w accepts IFFs (ie any worth having).
The programmer has also includ slideshow which contains a selection very different but equally impressive fr; generated using the system.
If you’ve a penchant for this kind thing and are getting bored with the favourites, Lypanov could be right up street.
LSD Utilities Disks 17 Bit. 2254 55 These "legal tools" are notable because the sheer quantity, and so value for LSD PRESENT LEGAL TOOLS DISK 26 COMPILED BY PAZZA Dt 1992 Publicnanger util -) SETPUBHODES - Publicnanaser util (-)
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PD and Shareware of utilities provided. There really is no room to list them here, but suffice to say that everything from screen bankers to a copper editor to a fix for the popular music program Protracker are here.
LSD are to be congratulated for these disks - not only are they highly useful and good value, but show a real commitment by a group of people to the Amiga scene.
What better way to help Amiga users than to release a pile of utilities that you fond useful yourselves?
This is altogether a much more commendable attitude than the “I'm never telling you how I did that!" Slant many pro- grammers take over their personal 'tricks of the trade", Up the people, that's what I say!
Skyflyer 2 17 Bit, 2221 Written with SEUCK (the Shoot-'Em-Up Construction Kit), this game looks... well, similar to every other SEUCK game. This is not to put it down, just to say that there is a little element of "you've seen one, you've seen them all" about SEUCK efforts.
Anyway, Skyflyer is a little like Thunderblade, but with (surprise, surprise) a permanent aerial view of the proceed- oh, and you control a biplane, not a everything that moves shoots things at you gets in your way. The planes fly in diagonally from both sides, while tanks will attempt to shoot you from the roads below.
There are also power-up style bonuses which float around in a bubble-like fashion waiting for you to pick them up and add to your score.
The graphics and movement are, well, SEUCK-like, with the scrolling a tad dodgy and the icons of a suspiciously familiar size, but the game itself is actually quite difficult and addictive - even if it is ultimately a little out of date.
Intrepid PD Soft, 2674. By Peter Gage This is a slickly presented arcade strategy game, in which you must guide your tank through the Antarctic to rescue a scientist who has befen taken hostage by dastardly terrorists.
On booting, the computer executes its "pre-drop procedures" (!) And you're off into the snowball-ridden wastes at the bottom of the world. What a lucky soul!
The game is basically strategy with arcadey bits thrown in. There's a navigation computer which displays the position of your tank with regard to the enemy, the ammunition dumps (what your scientist was doing with those we'll prob- ably never find out), fuel Calling PD libraries Crackle... Crackle... A message struggles across the ether.,. I need.your PD,„ All of it... Send it to me, Phil Morse, at Amiga Computing, Adlington Park, Macclesfield SKI0 4NP... Avon! The signal's cracking up, and Blake's still on the planet's surface! (Phil, you're fired - Ed) selecting the navigation computer
quite regularly, because this is the part of your tank which you use to move yourself around, by a system of arrows and a grid which straddles your map.
When you're ambushed by the enemy, you are presented with a bleak, snowy backdrop on which the enemy appear from behind rocks and the like to take shots at you. And it's not snowballs they're dropping, either. So you must zap them before they fry you.
Control is via the mouse, and you Simply move the target to the enemy on the screen and press the button. Easy!
Only they appear with alarming regularity, and you need some pretty deft mouse-to-mouse mat co-ordination to get the lot of them without them hitting you too many time*.
CaPD and Shareware It's all rather complex, which - certainly when first played - makes you glad to have "on-line" access to the manual at all times, simply by clicking on the relevant icon.
Oh and if it all gets to much, they're a safety-catched self-destruct button. Always good for a laugh, big red buttons. But I digress.
This is a nicely presented game, with enough variety in it to prevent it from becoming tedious.
Grinder Graphics PD Soft, V794 Or the Grinder Graphics Conversion Utility, to give it its full title. Frustrated with having to use long-winded CU commands whenever you want to convert a graphic into a different format?
Fret no more, Amiga users! Grinder replaces the familiar CU headache with an altogether far more agreeable user-friendly point-and-dick style interface. Not only that, but as Grinder is a batch processor, it can convert loads of graphics at once, without any input from you. A dream come true for coffee-lovers everywhere.
Of course, to fully utilise such a program, a hard drive is pretty much essential.
Due to the large size of your typical graphics file, a floppy disk could hold very few images.
Also, the batch processing capabilities of this program would be severely disabled by your needing to change disks in the drive at regular intervals, when you could be curled up in front of Eldorado with a coffee. On the other hand, though... It handles most well-known and a couple of not so well-known formats - IFF, ST, JPEG, GIF89a, PCX, TGA, Contact addresses Amiganuts, 169 Dale Valley Road.
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IFi:: hmi 1 9 J uie KAOS IRRVERTtrckI 1 LOAOIM ID AMD DECAUNCklNO | "EEZER GEEZER Hi Welcome to |ukebox ttc«a*sw:t -¦._»n. Jury, the brand new column dedicated to sifting musical master- r 1 1 pieces from turgid tunes. All decisions are irrevocably final, and " EEZER GEEZER * the judge and jury will consist of... erm, just me. So on with the game... J First up this month is Ebeneezer Goode (17 Bit, 2239), which is a purely musical remix (the screen stays static all the way through) of the number one hit by Scottish visionaries The Shamen.
This is outstanding for its clarity - the music is extremely well digitised, sounding clear and dynamic.
Coupled with an interesting and value-for-money lengthed remix, the jury say “Hit!”.
Next in the drive is Rave Attack II (17 Bit. 2241). Oh.
The good-for-nothing scoundrels! This disk either had the wrong name on it or it comes under extremely dodgy pretences.
The opening graphics lull you into a false sense of well being by their air of quality, but just when you're committed and the music starts, you realise that you're listening to yet another version of that rub- m
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Novelty Record has always i shelf value of no more than two
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has outstayed its welcome. The Jury say: "Miss!".
Hmmm. Maybe we can expect better things from Intense Ultimate Dance (17 Bit, 22S3). Indeed, this sounds much better. This isn't more ¦ mad rave, but dance music with a g more considered and soulful edge.
Our first house disk? Yes indeedy.
Topped off with a nice picture of one of the more disturbing charac ters from TV's Liquid TV, this is a welcome change from nose-bleed non CouIHo l'f. I it1.'. _T sense. The jury saj "Nuff respect!".
Well, two hits and IIIES** ===- a m'ss this month ™ ' ail Hi' . But as Meat Loaf once sang, "two out of three ain't bad And we can only fea ture what you I LOADIN':- A’i[ C El k11' .i HIT I ¦ ... . libraries out there send, so if you think dance is an evil technologica King Kong ripping the heart out of Frank Sinatra New York, New York, then send me your alternatives!
Some of next month’s disks are already lining up ir our sad little studio here at AC Towers, and very inter esting they're sounding too. So tune in next time Good night!
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Only £19.99 31 Faringdon Rd, Swindon, Wiltshire; SN15AR. England Tel: 0793 512321 512073 Fax: 0793 512075 Amiga software for ANY Amiga * Amiga MISC UTILS n THE DEGRADER. Is a powerful new utility that enables you to run incompatible software on the new Amigas Very useful _!FREE COPY 1.8. The latest version ot this powerful backup tool. It can remove password protection from hundreds of commercial titles, get a copy now. It also means most software can then be instalod onto your Hardisk ? PCTASK 1.4. Here's a superb new PC emulator, now you can run PC software on your Amiga, all you require is
a copy of Msdos LJ EXTERMIN 8. Do you wish you could aet the very latest Virus killers by simply asking lor one title? Well now you can because we update Extermin 8 ourselvta, which means you are guaranteed the latest releases Price £2.50. ? DCOPY 2. This could soon lead the way in duplication software, DCOPY2 is so advanced compared to other disk copiers, it includes around 6 copy modes, various formaters. Disk checkers etc. This is easily the most powerful Amiga software copier currently available It you need to mako a backup, you need th«* Z TEXT ENGINE 3 4 is a full feature Word processor
that includes all the standard features like Spad checker, cut paste block etc. The whole package is very easy to use...... ? LITTLE OFFICE Is a very useful oftice kit. Which contains a neat little Word Processor, fi database, spreadsheet and graphics package Superb value for money...... ? SLIDESHOW GENERATOR 3.1. Allows you to easily and professionally create superb looking sWeshow* without all the fuss. It features a neat point & dick environment, so it s very easy to use ? KICKSTART2 EMULATOR Will change any 1.3 Amiga into a KickstarfS looking machine. The whole package works extremely well
? AMQS UPDATE 1.34 The latest release ot Amos features new music routines, which means no more converting modules before playing them Great stuff MODULE MASTER can play 99% of all known tracker modules, including MED etc. Module Master features a fantastic spectrum analyzer & asytacope. And is multi tasking, so you can run it at the same time as let's say Deluxe Paint III."*** ? FIX DISK It you Ye got problems with faulty disks, disks that have read wnte errors, then order a copy of fix disk Another essential dak.
? SPECTRUM EMULATOR. Lets you run speccy games on the Amiga Call for further details DUNK'S DTP. Is a basic very easy to use desk top publisher, tra nothing fancy but it works, AMIGA FOR BEGINNERS 2 groat dleks lot tho now Amiga uaar.
yarn iM purohaoed yw Amo* ywn * »¦ mw ueeng «i°r ir«ratti fl)jalO*nM«n11ri*Msj**IV nalOdO Amga tutoral comet cn fro dsu. Pecked M of oms hmtico Sn*l A CU 4 imlnxtcoa c*i how to u*a you tor re coal ol i PO diiic* yew cant aHs-d to ba ¦•toil * IBM EMULATOR (NEW). Wntten especially for the A500p & A600 ths version wti allow you to run huge quantities of readily available PC software MS dos required... call tor further details if needed.
JVCR FILER DATABASE If you've got a large video collection you want to Store on computer, then this is the software to do 4.
? ANTI FLICKER, is an ingenious little tool that reduces the Amiga screen tfccker when used in hi-res ntertaco, ENGINEERS KIT (NEW). Is a useful new utility collection that contains tools to allow you to test every art of the Amiga including mouse & loysbck ? DISK WIPER. Is a handy kttle tool that simply wipes the contents of a disk clean t only a few ? AMOS TUTORIAL Here's a useful disk for AMOS users If you've got problems get thee.
PD PACKS SMALL BUSINESS KIT A superb collection ot disks for use in t *mall homebased business Included m ttm pack is Text Engine, an excellent word processor, a database, spreadsheet and accounts packages are also included. Buy it now and you * also get a copy of 600 business letters A definite purchase for anyone. Only £5 00 ? DISK CONSTRUCTION KIT II you've just got your Amiga then you probably know it's a little difficult 10 produce your own daks, well w*h this handy peck Me should be a tittle easier Includes an intro maker, filecopier. Text editor, Assassins boof makers and more ...Only
£5.00. CHEATS PAK Now here's a fantastic pack for al those games players out there in Amiga land It contains thousands of hints, tips & cheats for loads of arcade, strategy, adventure games. A total bargavi at just £5.00 BUSINESS _ LITTLE OFFICE. Is a very useful package that contain* a super little word processor, a database, a spreadsheet & graphics package, another superb **k.,,,,, ? AUTO GRAPH, If you wam to print p« charts, bar graphs etc then here's a brilliant little program that does the tnck.
BUDGET will allow you to easily budget your rcome over the following months, ? TEXT PLUS 4.0en Is a powerful new word processor that has all the features you would expect to find « a commercial WP.
LATEST PD +2935. LEMMIN'S REVENGE (2 disks) 2 Meg.
Amazrg new 2 meg arwnation by Roddy McMillan
2945. DON MONALO (PAC MAN) Great
2948. ANTI VIRUS 6 04 Essential
2947. LEEDINGS A bn like Lemmings 2948 APC MISSION (2 disks) 3
Meg b w ntmation
2950. MULTICAT. Find any disk In any collection
2951. E-TYPE II AMAZING Asteroids clone 2952 GAMEBOY TETRIS. It's
the Gameboy!!!
2953 KK NORMAN PART 2. 2 Meg Follow up Knighty Knight Norman. Superb animations
2954. DOLPHIN DREAM. Colourful arum.
2955. TOP SECRET Extremely addictive Stuff
2956. CYBER 7 Game compilation 2957 THE DEGRADER, Allows you to
run more d software on your new machine. Essential 2958
SPECTRUM+MATRIX 2 games 2959 PRINTER DRIVERS For Star etc
2960. TURBO THRUST. Fantastic new game!'!
2961 SPEED LIMIT A. (3 disks) 3 Meg anim.
2964. EYE CATCHERS Brilliant cliparl selection 2965 ARAZMAX Bang
Bang 2966 SPACE TRAX. 2 player shoot'em up BrtRIII 2967
TECHNO BAN Very eddictive puzzler 2968 HELL ZONE .R-Type
eat your heart out 2969 LITTLE OFFICE. WP. Spreadsheet etc.
2970 DUNKS DTP. Eiiy to use DTP package
2971. BOILER PLATE. Hundreds of NEW tiers
2972. WBASE 1.3. Very small WB database
2973. CYBERNETIX. Totally fantastic shoot'em p
2974. LITTLE BENCH 2.0. Replacement WB 2975 COSMOPOLITAN FONTS
1-4 (4 disks) 2979 ASSASSINS GAMES 28. Latest games omps
2980 ASSASSINS GAMES 29
2981. ASSASSINS GAMES 30
2982. ASSASSINS GAMES 31
2983. ASSASSINS GAMES 32 2984 ASSASSINS GAMES 33 2985 ASSASSINS
GAMES 34
2986. VIDEO WIPES. Essential lor video enthusiasts 29B7. MALICE
MINI FONTS II. Very smal fonts 2989 CAPTIONATOR Easy to use
Video Titter 2990 BOUNCE N BLAST Super new platlorm cum
shoot'em up Very colourful, fantastic GFX 2991 APPLE
CATCHER. Neat Mtte game
2992. SLIDESHOW GENERATOR Very easy use Slideshow maker 2993
TRAIL BLAZER Thi* l* the latest & best
2994. SOCCER CARDS. Brill management 2995 ROTON New Asteroids
clone 2996 PROTRACKER 2.2. Latest vereion WB2 2997 IBM
EMULATOR WB2 Easy to use
2998. PUGGLES O-bert at it's best
2999. POWER BENCH 1.0 New WB replacement
• 3000 TEXT ENGINE 3.4 Fantastic WP package .3001. DONKEY KONG. A
classic.
.3002 CLI TUTORIAL, Essential for beginners.
? *3003. PASCAL .3004 AMIGA TUTORIAL _ .3005 NOTHING .3006, THE INTREPID. Fantastic rpg game .3007. ANGLIA COLOUR FONTS 1. Dpaint fonts .3008. ANGLIA COLOUR FONTS 2
* 3009. ANGLIA COLOUR FONTS 3 .3010 ANGLIA COLOUR FONTS 4 ?3011
ANGLIA COLOUR FONTS 5.
? .3012. MULTI DOS 2 File transfer system U *3013 COMPUTER EYES FONTS 1 ? +3014, COMPUTER EYES FONTS 2.
? .3015. BENCH WORK V1.0 WB replacement .3016 UNSAPORTING 2MEG Swartz
* 3017 COYOTTE ‘SWEET REVENGE- ?3018. ELECTRONIC PROTOTYPER .3019
GOTTA GO 1.5MEG .3020. COYOTTE 2 1.5MEG ?3021. FORTRAN
COMPILER. A language?
- 3022 LINUS ANIMATION ? .3023. HISTORY OF AMY. Amy the squtral.
* 3024. PLUS USERS RADBENCH Recoverable WB ?3025. ENTERTAINMENT
PLUS 3. Plus games .3026. FOUR STROKE ENGINE. Great .3027.
TURBO JET FAN ENGINE
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FONTS 2 PRINTER TOOLS ? NEW PRINTER DRIVERS A great new
selection ol driver* lor STAR, Canon BJ10 and more FANCY DISK
LA8LER Create fancy !«*mg disk labels with this easy to use
package TEXT PLUS 4.0e Is a great new word processor that
features alt the latest bits ? LABEL BASE. Store Ibid* Of names
and addresses for printing on to labels ? PRINTER DRIVER
GENERATOR. Allows you to make your own pnnter driver lor your
printer, not the easiest thing to use. But it works, FONTS
COSMOPOLITAN FONTS 1*4. Is a unique collection Of Standard
Amiga fonts for use in Deluxe Pamt III. Etc ? PAGESTREAM FONTS
6-10. A collection qf supeft quality fonts tor use in
Pagestream 2.1 or 2.2 ? COMPUGRAPHIC FONTS 1-3. Over 50
compugraphic fonts for use in Pro Page. Dpaint
4. 1. Page Setter A WB2 ? BAD BOYZ COLOUR CLIP FONTS. A whole
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AMOS ? MINI FONTS II, A massive collection ol small fonts.
? GELIGNITE FONTS II. Useful collection ol IFF clips GAMES E-TYPE2. It's the year 2129 and Zygorax ha* invaded the outer reaches of the galaxy, ft's up to you to destroy the g* in this terrific new Asteroids clone, featuring immense graphics and sponditious sound DONKEY KONG. In the year 1984? There was a game that rocked the compeer world, that game was Donkey Kong. Even d you were not around to soo it. Buy it. * HELL ZONE. Rrfypo oat your heart out. Here's a fantastic new shoot'em up based on R-Type.
Super action. Get a copy now.
MEGABALL Is an addictive Break-out done, that features fantastic digitized speech, and awesome graphics. PD at rt's best"" GAMEBOY TETRIS That's right a gameboy emulator! Play tetri* on the Amiga, the same as you would on a Gameboy."*** _ BILLIARD BILL Is a two player Billiard game where you have to hit each others bads down the hole in the table. Great funV'" . ] DELUXE PACMAN (NEW). This is the latest version ot pacman available It features utterly fantastic graphics. & the mam character is beta.
JUST IN CRAZY SUE 2 kickstart i 3 onv Met»WM' to Pp* 9*™ Crar So* I* 1 tartaioc titorni geme. Juit Hte irano'Sonc Gel a copy LEEDINGS. In this unique arcade game you have to get balls safely to their home by placing bodges, ramp* and springs in their path ? FROGGER. An old classic from the arcades, and an adefcetrve one at that. Help get the poor little froggies across the road to a sale house.**** ? FULL HOUSE POKER Play against good oW Jack in this fantastic quality Poker game, easily the best Amiga Poker game available..... TETRAN. Tetris is probably one ol the most addictive A well loved
games around, and thi* version is probably one of the best... DATABASES ? RIM DATABASE. Is a simple yet powerful relational database, superb for storing names A addresses etc. AMOS DATABASE If you re after a database that's easy fo use, versatile, flexible, but yet powerful at what it does, get a copy of this.
AMIBASE PRO 2. Is highly praised by all it's current user base for being extremely flexible ( : AMIDEX. Is an Amiga file card system, very easy to use, perfect for simple names A addresses etc ? QUICK BASE Is a basic filing system for names A addresses, but you can also nput a low imes of any other info you wish.
MUSIC SOUND PROTRACKER 2 2 This version of Profracker works wrth K k*tart 2 If you want to produce music on the Amiga but donl even know the first thing about music, then protracker I* just the thing for you...... ? VOCALS 1 -5. A totally awesome collection ot IFF samples Each sample has been recorded at over 17000 samples a second, so they are of the highest quality Dontmasem......
- BEATS 1 -5 rive disks full of high quality beats essential for
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CLU01. VIDEO TITLER. Into video titling?
Something that w* help.
? CLU03 TYPING TUTOR. Learn to type with this exceilont typing tutor, one of the to use."*" ? CLU04. ALPHA GRAPH A very snazzy that allows you to easily produce various ? CLU05. SAS MENU MAKER A great i maker from SAS. Allows you 10 create a where you Can position buttons where you the screen, have a snazzy logo at the top load any program you like by simply clidung the selected button*"" CLU06. SUPER SOUNDS III. I* a very and versatile ‘Sampling* software compatible with all major sampling hardware ¦s better than most commercial stuff available CLU08. WORD FINDER. Plus. £4.50 I froat plut a
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? CLGOi. NORRIS Exciting platform romp.
? CLG02. DARK THINGS. Colourful platform* CLG03. PHASE 2. Multi level parallax scrolling shoot'em up. Great value *" C CLGQ4. X-STSTEM. Another fantastic featuring excellent GFX and superb pla action. Well worth a look at."" CLG05 TRUCK'N ON 2 £4 50 A brand version ot the PD classic, a superb m game to say the least."’ CLG06 OBLITERATION. Onty works on
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Frantic shoot'l action...... CLG08 DRAGON TILES (New version)
Vi indeed, this «the largest selling CLR title It 5 basically
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ALSO... WE take a quirk peak Reach for the Skies, check out the best joysticks and ask what the A1200 offers in the way of games. Oh...and cheatmode Lemmings II The only game ever created mat will stand the test of time than Tetns. Lemmings is back with some Ills after its name The new version leans a little more to the arcade side previous version, which has 12 different tnbes of lemming, r, from Beach Bums to Egyptians. You have to lead each through eight levels - which makes a total of 96 levels to c Spooky eh?
And just to really confuse you, you no longer have the eight skills, climbers and so on - your lemmings have 50 skills, some of which are specific to some tribes and others c to all What fun.
Banzii, plorn slacker, sore finger etc Those wacky Japanese are back on the film making trail with the release of a new batch of Manga Videos. The cream of the crop seems to be the totally unpronounceable Urotsukidoji: Legend of the Overfiend The story involves big beasties with moralistic problems, not to mention young men possessed by various devils who pour their energies into the bodies of young girls (yes!
Yes I know it sounds a bit fnarj.
Every 3.000 years Chojin. The king of the monster world, attempts to bnng together the three worlds in which the universe supposedly exists. This will produce a world of eternal debauchery violence and supernatural forces - a bit like the AC toilets really It s got all the usual Japanese violence with a bigger than average helping of sex thrown in. A possible rival to the mighty Akira Good lordy, it's a monster courses Game Yes. Indeed Hudson is not leaving because Alien Breed is back- Alien Breed - Special Edition 92 will hit the streets in mid November for the bargain price of £10 99.
For those of you thinking that the game is identical to the original, think again because it s not. The Special Edition is ennanced with game-tweaks. New missions and Enter the mystic world of Norse mythology in Ragnarok. Ragnarok is a mdepth strategy board game and apparently offers a greater depth of gameplay and more visual appeal than chess. Adapted from the ancient Viking Game', the two sides of good and evil must do battle to the death. Each side has a different goal. Good have to guide Odin from his starting square in the centre of the board to one of the four corners whereas evil
must prevent this from happening. Each piece has different strengths and abilities restricting it s movement and power over other pieces. Ragnarok can be played against a fnend or you can play against one of the twelve computer controlled opponents.
Ragnarok has been programmed by Imagitec Design and should be reviewed in this high quality magazine very soon. It will cost you £39.99 and should be out either just before or just after Christmas- Don’t forget no norseing around over, man...NOT!
New beasties Twice the size of the other news is that Alien Breed 2 original. Alien Breed - Special Edi- will appear in mid 93. But the next non 92 will undoubtly a huge sue- full price release from the 'Team' cess. Many pints of lager should oe will be Superfrog and or Body- sent to Team 17 for re-wntmg the Blows and will be available in Jan- rules and being clever enough to uary February next year. It defi- think up the idea and perhaps natdy seems that Team 17 are one some other companies should foi- of the hardest working games low suit Quality and quantity companies around at the moment,
could well be their motto because Norses for I really like games that follow a horror filmy type of vein. So the ‘ coming arcadey 3D thing from Ocean is going to be a corker as t • I'm coGcemed Old Dr Van Helsing. Dracula slabber himself, drove all of the r. beasties - namely Frankenstein. Dracula. Wolf Man. The Mumm.
The Creature from the Black Lagoon - Into the underworld, the door down from Biffa Then he performed an annual nte which kept them down r But being a bit of a plonker, he forgot that he was going to jx* dogs. So when he did it was roll out the barrel for Drac and Co You take the role of Helsing s grandson and gatecrash Drac s t and barmcakc party to give him a good seeing to. You must fine pieces of the amulet which will keep them next door to Biffa forr.
The latest in a spate of war games is D-Day from Futura. You as a foot soldier and progress through the game onward r upward to the level of supreme commander (in theoryl.
You can choose to be in the infantry, a paratrooper or take (; trof of a tank, ship or plane, As you gam experience you will c mand enure divisions, go from one battlefield to another and e-.
Tuaily control a whole army.
From what I could glean the game seemed quite modular you could play it at various depths, so it will appeal to arcade • strategy types alike.
Serious? Oh no!
First things first Your omnipresent Gamer is to change its format slightly th«s month with the introduction of a new page. The recent staff changes have forced the ever-fidiculous Gamer crew to take a slightly more serious approach.
But will this stop Biffa making references to Lager, or prevent Ben being a miserable sod? Oh no! Worry your little minds not!
The charts are moving there from their usual place and it will be full of hints and tips you can't afford to miss. If you are stuck in an game artywhere we will 17 our best not to giggle and make you feel inadequate, but will answer your plea for help So get writing.
INNER VISION What'll be wiggling in your Christmas stocking?
Legend in their own disk drive US Gold are really going for it at the moment. As if SF II wasn't stonkmg enough, soon to be seen is the massive RPG Legends of Valour, part one.
Designed by Kevin Bulmer. Of Corporation fame and Resolution 10 I s Ian Downend. Legends is a veritable 'virtual world' according to the golden ones. Well they would say that, but it does look big. And besides, any game that allows you to enter a tavern and get drunk is all nght by me!
It's poptastic, mate!
Us more than likely that many of you have bought Populous 2 by Electronic Arts, but by now you’ve probably completed it or forgotten it. Well, it's time to find it again because those kind men and women at Electronic Arts have brought out a handy data disk. Populous 2 - The Challenge Games should be out around about now and it’ll only cost you a mere £14.99. The Challenge Games are 42 special worlds that will once again put your strategic expertise to the test. Instead of helping your people to prosper and to destroy their enemies, this time your main goal is to help your people survive. Yep.
Your followers are faced by tidal waves, burning forests and hurricane winds, hmm I don't know sounds more like Florida to me. There are also 500 new worlds complete with brand spanking new 'Shogun' graphics, but remember you need the original game to play it. Populous fans, run down to your local computer shops right this minute, it's the bargain of the month.
The final flight sim?
Tornado, the flight sim to end all flight sims, is nearing completion The boys at Digital Integration are still locked away deep in the Tornado dungeon, but hope to have made sufficient progress to be allowed home for a few nours at Christmas.
From what we’ve seen, the hard slog - over two years in development - will prove worthwhile with a massive hit.
The level of detail, features and speed should make this an essential purchase for every flight sim fan and may turn the heads of a good few nonsimmers too. Coming to an Amiga near you early 1993 oodlebugs They were those strange looking bombs with wingJike things used in the Second World War. Weren t they7 And correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't the contemporary term refer to both the larva of an ant- lion. And indeed a non-scientific device to aid in the location of minerals?
Impressed? Don't be - I found all this out from the dictionary The first and only thing that sprang to mind when this disk arrived m the office was that awful song from a few years ago. Whereby the banal chant 'Do-do the doodlebug* was repeated about 300 times to the lacklustre rhythm of a couple of snare drums and an arous tic guitar Bombs away - its the... CORE DESIGN ¦ £25.99 »'k meg ¦ Joystick ¦ Out now Given the above information then, you would be forgiven for believing that this page is dedicated to a strategy game set around
1945. Where you as the hero invade hostile temtory atop a flying
bomb in search of minerals fusing your non-sci- entrfic
device) which you must feed to the larva of an ant-lion Or
possibly not Doodle Bug s in fact a cartoony platformer
set. Astonishingly enough, in the colourful world of
Cartoonia The king of Cartoonia is up in arms - his
beautiful daughter the Pnncess Lady-Bug.
Has been kidnapped, spirited away in the dead of night by a large shadowy figure with an evil cackle.
Herein lies the problem - obviously the king would like his daughter back fairly sharpish but Car- toonia. By its nature, is a bit short on large, shadowy evil people who might be up to the job of rescuing her You see. Most inhabitants of this unlikely land are small, bright and friendly, and much better suited to working as a stunt double for Tweetie Pie than as a destroyer of dark overlords.
There'S always one though Isn’t there? In this case it's you - a ’brave little bug-like creature' who steps forward to answer the king's plea, namely to travel through distant lands battling with dozens of creatures about eight times your size until you reach the princess prison, where you must release her and return her to her ever-loving pappa The king is grateful of your offer - so grateful in fact that he promptly presents you with a few magic pencils and various other pieces of brightly coloured stationery to assist you on your quest A long-handled sword, a pocketful of grenades and the
odd automatic weapon would have been nice, but hey - you got pencils! C’est la vie... Toyland is your first port of call, and very nice it is too. Jack-in-the-boxes, aeroplanes, clowns, and that's just the nasty elements.
Things are moving around everywhere, and Doodle Bug can even get help from one or two of the nicer people m town who'll talk to him and give him advice.
It's here where you realise that the magic pencils aren't quite as useless as they first appeared. For instance, when thrown, the blue pencil turns into an umbrella which will slow down your descent should you, say.
Fall off a doll's house or something.
Other pencils will turn into balloons (to take you to higher places), potion bottles |for temporary invincibility) and stopwatches (freezes the enemies for a few seconds|.
Don't despair if you find yourself in a tricky situation - Doodle Bug carries a rubber at all times which rather handily doubles as a kind of smart bomb for instant disposal of hostile creatures.
Other levels are in a similar vein - bright colours and cute creatures asunder to the theme - Forbidden Fortress of Doom to name but erm. .. What else then? Well. Doodle Bug quite a nifty spin attack with which do away with his adversaries, and loads of stuff to collect such as and power-ups. All of which add a your paltry armoury.
Forest he i money.
The sound throughout is really good the art girlie is driving me mad hi the tune as I write. Amiga owners chuffed with the number of effects graphics are great.
Although they don't come right out say it. I guess this game is aimed younger market, just in time for Cl The truth is. I had a good time
- it's a little bit easy, but fun, and loads going on so you. Or
your spring, won’t become bored too quickly VISION ©©©©• In
another era I could have said it was 'bright and gay' without
being laughed at AUDIO ©©©©• Catchy tune and plenty of good FX,
but there s always room for more PLAVABI LITV ©©©©• Plenty to
do... simple to play... the list goes on A D D I C T I O N
©©©©• I still keep sneaking a crafty game when no-one's
looking.
Can't see all of it at once as you could in the older console-type pinball games, but this means you get a closer, clearer view of the pan you are concerned with.
The table scrolls with the ball when you knock it up the table with the flippers You might think that this would be a t t confusing to watch, but the scrolling is silk smooth.
A sure sign of a misspent youth is a good pinball player, in which case I think our resident teenage delinquent old man Dazza had a cnddhood similar to that of Oliver Twist.
Whereas I personally was a good, God- ‘earing child who never went anywhere near such things as the pinball machine -1 was an Afterburner and Galaxmans man myself Biff wasn't born, as he is a genetic ?iperiment gone tragically wrong.
Alas there is no escaping the simulation bandwagon, and one must put up with such things. All right. I admit it. It's very good. In fact as far as simulations go this is w of the most realistic I've seen... I’m more jied to seeing rubbish football manager games and flight sims with the minimum specification being a MENSA member.
On starting the game you have the Choice of four tables. They all act like the real thing, and none is easier than the others.
Your playing screen is the view you ould normally have of a real table You Graphically the game is fantastic and aO the illustrations on the bed of the machine are colourful. The balls movement is perfectly smooth, even though on some of the tables it gets flung around at a hen of a rate.
I played first on table two. The theme here is rally driving, and an unusual feature is extra flipper which involves a hell of a lot of skill to use it effectively When using the other flipper it was almost as though you were playing independently of the lower table - you could get massive scores at the top.
Themes of the other tables are a game show, horror setting and theme park, all with their little quirks. A lot of the time you not only control the flippers but also small He's the Pinball Wizard Psygnosis ¦ £25.99 • 1 Meg Mouse ¦ Out Now games of skill further up the table, like moving the light which the ball will run over - very simple but very effective.
I think the only thing lacking is a multiball sequence with two or more balls on the screen, but It’s understandable why they didn't do this as multiball scrolling would be a nightmare.
To polish off their product 21st Century have added cracking theme tunes, even a creepy one for the horror table. Also they've got a direct sample of the flipper noises, so as you can imagine it s pretty convincing.
The music itself at first sounds pretty dodgy but they are very cleverly written and irritatingly catchy tunes.
Ooooo Yes, you wi come back again and again.
If you have Pinball Dreams there might not be much point buying Pinball Fantasies, but if you were madly in love with it then this is probably well worth a look because of the extra features it offers.
Ben VISION ©©©©• Our graphic!, precise and cotourful, not in the least bat doggy. Just how they should be.
AUDIO ©©00 Cracking Iwe tunes on al of the tables, and very reafcsbc sound effects PLAYABILITV EMPIRE ¦ £34.99 *'h meg ¦ Mouse keyboard ¦ Out now War. What is it good for? Absolutely nothing, except for the loads and loads of ace wartime simulations involving killing multitudes of the enemy Yes. You can be transported back in time to the early 40s and fight World War II against the Bosh. Yes indeed, for only £34.99 you can go and show Hitler exactly what you think of him. A bargain. Re-live the war without any chance of getting blown up or Shot at.
Computer games -1 love 'em. You can be transported to space one minute and then off to the Middle Ages and then win the war and still be back home in time for tea.
There are two types of war game - the run around, shoot lots of soldiers and watch the blood fly everywhere type, like Fireforce. And the climb into a tank or plane and strategically win the war that way by looking at maps and deciding which tactics to use against the enemy type.
Campaign is of the latter kind and is foiled on the box as the most comprehensive military simulation of warfare in World War
II. Well it could be true, but you'll just have to wait until the
end of the review to find out.
Out any fear of getting shot or blown i you also get to coordinate the strategy all the tanks, convoys, aircraft, ships production centres. Lowly tank driver is Basically Campaign is a pure strategy game, but it does have a certain ‘arcade" element to it. This so- called ‘arcade" bit is where you take control of the tank platoons and choose any tank to run around in blowing other tanks up.
More about that later.
Job-wise, Campaign is very flexible. Indeed, if you want to be a lowly tank driver then that's up to you. But you can take the position of a General or even take the top job as Field Marshall - or you can do all three!
As General, you control the fighting of an individual battle with tanks plus artillery and air support. As the Field Marshall, not only do you stay about 35 miles away from the battle supping tea and scoffing biscuits with- H Wl De Havilland Mosquito Bonber aircraft Top Speed (kn h) Total Machine Guns Nunber of rockets Range (kn) Total bonb capacity (kg) I MOD for me though, going wild in a nice big I tank with a nice big gun Wowing away the I !tnemy for King and Country and shouting K*i boo sucks' to the Hun.
It s much more exciting than sitting behind a desk looking at maps, but that's Drty a personal opinion To be perfectly honest I m not a huge fan pfoper strategy games, but I liked Cam- fagri two reasons. One. It had a bit of action in it. Unlike some other strategy 9ames I could mention, and two. It is so flamn authentic.
For starters, included in the package is re user guide which gives a historical background to the war You also get two World War II propaganda posters and postcards, pfcs a D-Day landings battle plan map - you even get an authentic wartime newspaper Hpnnt.
You certainly feel more involved with the you would with just a couple of feks and a flimsy manual Obviously a lot of work has gone into Campaign in trying to as real as possible This must have taken a lot of research and also a lot of time For instance, you get another manual with all the tanks, aircraft and ships in it
• txh it gives you all sorts of information on tech one. Ranging
from speed to weight to the date it was first available As well
as being informative it also serves as the manual protection.
Everything is just so accurate and absolutely huge For instance the playing area covers up to an amazing ten million square krtjmetres and features detailed towns. ViF
* ges rivers and woodland You can take full command of up to I
3.000 vehicles of which there are Over 150 I vehicle types on
over 20 historically accurate maps. Locations of the maps range
from the desen wastes of the Sahara to the decisive D-day
landings. And if that isn't enough there is a map editor which
allows you to modify the existing maps and create new ones of
your own, so the possibilities are endless In fact if you fancy
it you can even swap sides and take control of the German army
Just think you could be a Hitler re-incamate.
Guspf Right, back to the “arcade' tank driving bit. If any of you have seen Pacific Islands, also by Empire, then you II realise by looking at the screenshots that the tank bit of the game looks very similar.
Well, yes it is. But that's not a bad thing is it. Because Pacific Islands was pretty good as well The actual driving of the tank is really easy and simply involves nine keys of the keyboard After a few plays of the game it becomes second nature. Oh and I can recommend blowing up some houses in the town, just for laugh So is Campaign going to be as victorious as our good old British Tommies were, or will it end up growing a small moustache and shooting itself in a small bunker in Berlin?
Well overall this is a really good game, but I'm afraid a lot of people tend to ignore this type of thing. They probably think that strategy is for incredibly bonng people, but it's not true - that's just stereotyping strategy fans.
Right, if people get over their strategy fears then I think that Campaign could become a good seller and could be up the charts before you know it.
The only niggle that I have is that after a few hours play it tended to get a Wt boring.
- no. Not bonng exactly, but I started losing interest, Other
than that I can't really complain - top marks go to the actual
presentation of the game, plus I forgot to mention the excel
lent introduction disk that comes with it. It features some
great graphics and some sampled speech and is a good. Err.
Introduction to the game So. If you feel like you want to go
and bash the Bosh and defeat the evil tyrant Hider. Campaign
could well be the game for you. Tank you and goodnight Jonathan
vision 0000 Nkt 3D polygon graphics plus an amazing
introduction dsk.
AUDIO 00 Err, not much I'm afraid, but what there It is quite good.
PLAVA Bl LITV 0000 Very playable indeed, but takes awhktogetvsedtp.
SO D I C T I O M 000 Its addictive, but your interest might go slightly off the rA.
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of Gamer and you might remember Shadowlands, a bnlliant
adventuring role playing game reviewed by yours truly. I gave
it 94per cent and a Gamer Gold.
Hank Marvin in 3D isometric adventure game shocker!
Well hold on to your bits and pieces, because here for your enjoyment and entertainment is Shadow worlds by Krisalis It's a sort of a sequel - I say 'sort or because it doesn't follow the storyline from the original, although it does use the same game routines. Saving grace is that it has different graphics because it's set in space Space, the final frontier and all that business, but in Shadow Worlds things have changed. There is no need for Captain Kirk to run around chasing Klingons or for Luke Skywalker to battle with the Empire, because now there is universal peace.
Yep, aliens hold quiet and pleasant coffee mornings and every man. Woman, child and squidgy blob are happy in the knowledge that they are united as one. There'S a "but’ coming up very soon.
Peace, love and happiness crusades across the universe, but (there it is!| mysterious forces are at work in the outer reaches of the galaxy.
Someone in the government decided to open himself a nice little weapons development centre. Everything was quiet in fact a little too quiet - last week all communication with the centre dropped off and the crew working there have disappeared.
This event is definitely not good news for the authorities who are trying to keep the peace, and a centre full of unguarded weapons is a bit like giving a camera to Madonna and asking her to take pictures of the landscape.
So they decide to send in an expendable task force. That’s you and four companions.
They are a bit of an odd bunch, ranging from dribbling psychotic serial killers to beautiful ‘wouldn't hurt a fly' clairvoyants.
There you have it. Shadow Worlds story all told. But what about the actual game?
You control your four warriors using the mouse. At the bottom of the screen are graphics of your four brave warrior and a icon of a figure.
This is used to control the movement and actions of your men women Clicking on the legs means you can move either an individual character or all of them at once.
Clicking on arms allows you to pick up and drop objects and also manipulate nn a n A meg ¦ Mouse • Out now KRISALIS • £25.99 • 1 or lamp. In Shadow Worlds it is called Super Photoscaping. And the light actually works in real time.
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• * • For instance, the light on your helmet will move around the
room as soon as you move your man. It is powered by battenes
and as they aren't Duracells they only last for a short time.
As your battenes run out the helmet light gets dimmer, which makes the game that little bit more interesting You also have to use the light to solve puzzles and problems along the way.
Talk about leaving people in the dark- objects while clicking on the head allows you to look at objects and enemies and also read the computer monitors which are liberally dotted about the place.
Your view of the playing area is at a funny angle, but works well. You actually look down and across at your warriors, which enables you to see everything around them.
What I've forgotten to mention is the light. No, I've not turned into a American evangelist I'm talking about light as in torch Right, time to put on my Brian Walden impression and ask lots of questions and query the quality of Shadow Worlds is it any good? Is it let down by bad playability?
Is it fun to play? Does it whiff of stale cheese?
The answers would be yes, no. Yes and definitely not. Shadoworlds is more or less a director's cut of Shadowlands. Tiny bits and bobs have been added, and it does vary slightly due to the different theme.
It does, however, play almost exactly like Shadowlands.
But seeing as that was absolutely brilliant there are no worries on that score If you loved Shadowlands then you'll kill for Shadoworlds.
It really is one of the best isometric adventure games around at the moment | only reason I'm giving it 90 per cent ( not 94 per cent is because it isn’t a* much different from theoriginal.
But it s still worth a Gamer Gold VISIO ooooo Top marks for the Photoscaping system.
AUDIO ©©©•• Hot much audio but there are a few sound effects m there PLAYABILITY OOOOO It's that playable you'll go blind.
ADDICTION OOOOO You wool put it down until you complete it 94%
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Postcode .. Tel Smoke more Embassies than Alex Higgins with..... goes blue it means that the character you are controlling has heard something in that direction You move each of your characters m turn. Their action points depend on how healthy they are and how weighed down with equipment - so make sure you don't have them carrying five machine guns at once as I did.
There are five scenarios - an embassy siege, a hostage situation on a boat, a ground hostage situation and two other search and destroy missions Some of them will be marksmen and some of them will be totally bogeyed like me, Sabre team is one of the best arcade strategy crossovers I've seen. Infinitely playable and great fun if a little politically incorrect.
Things I disliked about the game - it's a good idea which doesn't work very well in practice. For example, if you were to walk five paces in a northerly direction it would cost you five action points.
Fair enough, but sometimes just turning round can cost you several points, so once you've just turned on the spot to shoot somebody you might not have enough points left to shoot them. I don't like this because it takes away a little of the arcade action, But if that's not what you're playing the game for then fair enough - it takes a more strategic mind to uses your points more carefully Along the bottom of the screen are icons which depict the actions that your character can carry out such as pick up. Drop, throw, and you have a graphical representation of each of the men which shows the
state of their health, There are other things to keep an eye on, for instance if one of your compass points ot the only offering we've had this month that is having an identity crisis. This one thinks it's an arcade runjump nd-shoot game, but little does it know that it's really a strategy spe ciality that will have you tearing your hair out with startling regularity For those you who don't know what a Sabre Team is, I shall explain. It is one of the formations that the SAS use to diffuse many political flash points, diffuse meaning killing everyone who looks a bit threatening.
The team is a group of four crack commandos who have at their disposal a vast array of armaments - guns, bazookas and machine guns that look like they belong on the top of a tank.
All the gear's there, but what about the game? Well, all kitted out you have to parachute your men into the action zone.
That's simple enough, you just choose where they are going to land and off you go. You view the playing area at a 45 degree angle with quite a high perspective similar to Shadow Lands or Space Crusade After you have chosen the four to carry out the mission you have to equip them.
This is where the strategy kicks in You must choose weapons that aren't going to slow your men down too much but Still provide enough firepower to do the job The job usually being to turn lots of foreigners into sieves.
As I said before you have a pretty awesome weapons package, everything from CS gas and stun grenades to pistols and machine guns of an shape and size.
Each of the characters you control has a certain amount of points which allow him to move and do anything he wants to do, which is shoot people.
This action points setup is one of the few Kirk to Scotty, beam me up 139 High Road, Loughton, Essex IG10 4LT Tel: 081 365 0344 (All lines) Fax: 081 365 1650 24 HOUR ORDERING SERVICE • PHONE FOR FREE CATALOGUE lha GodFaiher.
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L„ Longer in production than they were in evolution - finally... Jin the few short months during which it has been my humble privilege to sen e the mighty Gamer, barely a couple of days have gone by without some desperate soul dragging him or herself over to the damp and rancid corner in which my Victorian schooldesk nestles lopsidedly, and asking - imptonng - open mouthed and eyes agog, as to whether Humans had yet arrived I'm not a sick man by any stretch of the imagination (our survey disagrees - Ed) but I have to admit to feeling a dark satisfaction at the look of anguish and emptiness
that sank deep into their faces as I pressed my lips together and glumly shook my head Frankly. I couldn't understand wtiy these people were getting their undergarments in such a twist - we've got literally cupboards full of games to while away those dull lunchtimes. And Friday afternoons And Monday mornings MIRAGE. £29.99 . 512k , joystick keyboard. Out now Then I saw a demo version and the scales were lifted from my eyes: I became one of those sad people, carrying out my duties with a heavy heart and tortured soul
- knowing that my life would be incomplete until the day of
arrival, er... arrived.
That day is now here, so with nerve ends a-tmglmg and eyes lifted gratefully to the heavens, let us without further ado boot up our collective and see if it’s all been worth the wait.
Humans is an 80 level puzzly platform affair along the lines of - dare I say it - Lemmings. You control a small tnbe of some of the very first human inhabitants on our planet, and the idea is very simple - you have to evolve.
Easy enough to do when you have a good few million years to spare - simply exist and produce a few babies and the job's a good un. But it s a bit more tricky than that when you work all day and have to do the evolving at night on a computer.
Beginning with just a few paltry pot-bef lied moronic cavemen, you must help them to complete certain tasks before moving on to the next level.
Many of the tasks simply involve moving your tribe to a different section of the screen. Sound easy? Don’t you believe it - remember, this is 20 trillion or SO BC and there isn't exactly a lot of help available in the form of implements and the like.
You see, it's all very well if one happens to be. Say. That Super Mano chap; any problems he comes across can usually be solved by finding a magic laser gun or some such nonsense, but the time in which Humans is set is just a little bit before laser guns and hoverbikes were invented.
Puzzles are solved by using whatever you happen to "discover*. For example, the first discovery you are likely to make will be a spear This is veiy handy indeed for stabbing things, but could it have more uses do you think? Well you'll have to find out - that's the idea, see!
Once you are in possession of any ite will stay with you throughout the wt game, your collection of discoveries grow as you progress - each one is i to solve the levels you reach after find Geddit?
You will begin the game with only to humans in your tribe. The sprites tf are very small but brilliantly detailed pot bellies, flyaway hairstyles, a big and a great expression of perpetual si Obviously only one human at once be controlled, requiring much toggling i the cursor keys in order to shift all the chaps to their destination. This can be a of a pain, but is offset by the muitidir scrolling as different humans are located I screen.
More tribe members can be added ty 1 cuing fellow cave dwellers who h* V I s I O M ooooo Brilliant throughout with bonus animation to boot AUDIO GGGG Nice tunes and hilarious special effects P LAVA BILITY GGGG Keyboard control is laborious, but simple-if that makes sense!
ADDICTION OOOOO Set your alarm for mealtimes of you'll waste away become trapped in many of the levels; in some cases the actual rescue completes the mission on that particular level, in others you may soli have a destination to reach.
Once you have begun to make some Headway and the size of your tribe mcreases, it isn't necessary to use all the humans to complete a task. Good job too.
Since there are any number of ways of flying, and you'll find you need plenty of reserves to keep going.
There is always the danger that your tribe will become extinct. This happens when you don’t have enough humans to complete a certain level, and therefore cannot progress any further.
Hurrah and huzzah for the trusty old password system is what I say - you will be ««xlly provided with a password after every level which is invaluable if you are to refrain for any length of time from hurling your hardware through the window.
One of the features that I was most mpressed with is the many different ways in which your tribe can utilise their discoveries By clicking on the icons at the bottom of the piayscreen you will find that among other mings. They can throw, jump, climb, nde |l), push, carry and kill.
The latter of these attributes is very mportant as you will find yourself battling against and dodging all manner of strange and hostile creatures. Other tribes exist, and from time to time one of their members may decide that his family deseive something a little more than dinosaur steak for tea - something a little more tender, if you're getting my drift Speaking of dinosaurs, keep your eyes open for any you might encounter - it s worth sacnficing one of your tribe members just to hear the hilarious gobbing sounds it makes as he is devoured piece by piece.
Looks like it's time to sum things up then; lets talk about the graphics first - they're brilliant. One thing I haven't mentioned so far is that the game js spread not only over 80 screens but also in six different scenarios - cave, desert, summer, winter, forest and swamp, in which the details are brilliant.
As if all this wasn't enough, whenever your tribe completes a particularly important task you are rewarded with a funny little animated sequence. The only drawback to thrs is that it involves a lot of disk- swapping. Best idea is to see these a couple of times and then turn the animation off. (Another little option from your kindly chums at Mirage).
You are given the choice of music or FX The music comes in the form of numerous jaunty jolly tunes that I think make the game more fun. Ail the FX are dear and funny, but a good few more would have been very welcome.
As for the game itself, I can t say enough about it. The humour, easiness to play and progressive difficulty of the puzzles should appeal to fans of just about every genre - even the strategists among you who may be happy for a welcome break from the norm.
Buy it soon, and if you're not happy send me a cyanide Mars Bar through the post.
Paul Bommerang bludgeonai Out 17 nov meg single pearly tear wells in the eye of a caring ¦ newscaster as yet another body of a ravaged child is pulled from the debris of a shellshocked budding in war- torn Sarajevo Angry defiant women converge on news cameras, asking in the name of God what kind of person would do this... and why? The camera pans around to reveal the remains of an army barracks on the Ulster border that still smoulders as the dead and wounded are rushed away by grim-faced paramedics.
Whlie the Democrats and Republicans continue to smear their respective parties, each one looking more stupid by the day. The inhabitants of a small suburban town in an unfashionable state of the USA mourn the relatives and friends lost in the devastation caused by the deadly combination of a madman and a gun Without a doubt there is a lot of violence on our planet and the ' world of computer games is no exception. Wouldn't it be nice to be able to review an adventure promoting peace and harmony? Or a nice little program specially designed to reunite the whole population?
Nah. Lt d probably be dead boring - spend a good few hours finding your way through the various levels, earning bonus points for being polite and handing out food parcels only to be confronted by the end-of-game boss who's doing everything in his power to avoid being presented with the bunch of flowers you brought him Team 17 think so too - that's why those kindly (and slightly mad) gentlemen who brought us Alien Breed and the stonkmg Project X have decided to let Sting and Bob Geldof concentrate on saving the world, while they get on with the task of producing murderous romps - this ome in
the form of Assassin You will be informed at the outset by the excellent sampled speech that the evil Midan, whoever he may be, lies deep in his underground lair, and that it's up to you to go in with. Er.„ boomerang abtoing, destroying his cronies and finally taking out the chap himself Coo. Sounds like a bit of a challenge.
Well, that doesn't bother you much - after all. You are an assassin. So you go kke any brainless hardcase should, hanging casually off the bottom of a chopper and chewing a match while tattooing yourself with a rusty spoon.
Once behind enemy lines you are alone with only the aforementioned boomerang to ward off hideous death by a hundred various methods. It’s actually quite a good weapon - not like those crappy things rich relatives bring back from Australia that have a lower return 0 rate than dirty books from a library.
Although quite weedy to begin with, plenty of power- ups are scattered around the levels that give it extra strength, speed, length of travel etc. Beginning in the forest after dropping from the chopper, your assassin is met by gun-toting nasties who seem a little confused as to where the trig- ger on their weapon is. After approaching angrily and looking just about ready to use your leg as a toothpick, they seem to lose all enthusiasm for their task and proceed to prod you meekly with the barrel of their guns.
It s a different story with the dogs though - they just won't let go and are absolutely detef- rmned to make your trouser leg their own. The sounds are dead realistic too- loud barks and nasty flesh-wrenching noises that made me want to go and hide behind my mum like I used to do when I saw a dog down our street.
Now that I'm on the subject I must say that all the sound effects are good, as indeed are the graphics - big bold-as-you- like sprites on colourful and detailed parallax backgrounds. The end of level bosses are awesome, using some of the best graphics you’re likely to see in this type of game Assassirvdude is a pretty impressive guy too. He can run like the clappers, jump like a jack-in-thebox. Hang from ceilings like a monkey and stick to walls like a,., like a- erm, thing that socks to walls really well.
As well the trusty boomerang, you can collect Mega Weapon power-ups throughout the whole game which allow you to wipe out hordes of gits at one go.
Each level is set progressively further into Midan's lair, until you eventually find yourself in the horrible labyrinth. People to watch out for in particular are the doctor who just wants to give you a little pnck. The skeleton geezer and probably the last working miner in Britain.
You are probably aware by now that Assassin is far from an original concept in gaming, however, with top notch graphics, nice FX difficulty settings and a choice of how many lives to begin with. It's an extremely appealing product nevertheless and should make fans of arcadey adventure-style shooty- uppies very happy for a good while.
Paul You II need your wits about you to defeat the end-of-Jevel party streamer ‘Ere, what's your game - are you hittln on my missus?
VISION ooooo Lovely, super, smashing, yeat, AUDIO ©©©••
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ADDICTION ©©©©• Any game that alows you to kill dogs is al right by me Gremlin Gremlin welcome the introduction of the A1200. Boss Ian Stewart was recently quoted in C7W opining the importance of Commodore strengthening their brand.
Nigel Mansell and smash hit Zool (97 per cent AC November) will be available for the machine in enhanced form before Christmas Gremlin are fast establishing a reputation for producing some of the best products around - anyone who has seen Zool will understand why If such excellence can be achieved on a *bog standard' Amiga, who knows what heights they can reach with the new hardware? If be more spectacular than anything we re seen before Can't Microprose An AI ZOO version of Civilisation |93 per cent. AC September) Is currently in development at the company’s Gloucestershire headquarters.
As well as utilising the advanced graphics and 256-colour capabilities, the game will include a 'Cwilopedia'. Explaining the 988 concepts used throughout the game. Latest information leads us to believe it should be available by the time you're reading this Electronic Arts One of the most consistent software houses m terms of quality product. EA were responsible along with Bullfrog for the damn-near legendary Populous, which turned many a meek gamester into a screeching megalomaniac. The two have teamed up once again to bring Syndicate to the A! 200 U s a game of industrial espionage,
whereby you as the leader of a covert syndicate manipulate the population of your nation state in an attempt to undermine society.
Up to eight players can take part in this high-resolution 3D manipulate em-up that promises yet again to bring out the worst in us all Millenium Daughter of Serpents - an epic and mystical adventure recently released on the PC, is set to make a new year appearance on the A1200 If the hype is to be believed, we will be treated to a trueDau9htrr of photographic quality 256-colour story set in Alexandria, J|n(J'™e,1*,on toRPG‘on Egypt The player becomes involved in murderous deeds and centuries-old skullduggery and must unearth sordid and ewi secrets to restore the equilibrium of the holy land.
The game has been meticulously researched, sporting ¦ original 1920s film matenaf, and should be available sometime in March.
Whatever else it may be, the all-singing all-dancing Al 200 heralds the advent of an exciting new era in gaming. Paul Roundell feigns intelligence and dons his deerstalker in an attempt to find out more Commodore call it the AGA. The industry calls it the double A To me it's just the new Amiga. Offi- ¦ *lly named the A1200 and retailing at just a penny short of £400 - you II no doubt be ¦vser than I am after gening the complete fow-down in this very magazine - the chine is compatible with about 60 per cent of existing Amiga titles.
8ut its mega-powerful 32*blt capabilities ~ ?an we re in for some stontong great new "-•’mes too - if anybody bothers to develop :nem that is. Let s find out what s first in me... Mindscape Three new games out soon from Mindscape - Battletoads. Wing Commander and The Miracle. Enhanced versions of ail three will be available, but that's about all we know at this stage.
The three big imminent Ocean releases are all sqt to be frilled up - Lethal Weapon. WWF and Cool World will all be making appearances in enhanced form in the near future.
Managing Director Gary Bracey says that as Commodore begin to really push the machine in the new year. Ocean will begin to develop specifically, but not at the expense of other formats A brand new golf game could be the first specific title we see coming out of the posh end of Manchester sometime Ocean System 3 With the highly original Putty (92 per cent, AC DecemberJ among the front runners for the Christmas top spot. System 3 are cautious about their plans for the Al 200.
Director Adrian Cale ported out that although no specific version of the stretchy tomfoolery has been developed, Putty is nonetheless compaoble with the machine, All subsequent System 3 releases will be compatible with the machine, although they prefer to gauge public response before throwing all their weight behind it.
A favourable response could mean that we see an AI200-specific Ferran GP Challenge next Spring.
Should you be a race game fan. That should be enough to provide you to get a 1200!
The game with the hourglass figure THE PROPHECY KEEN Digital Integration ¦ £29.99 ¦ 512k • Mouse ¦ out now very old and his magic is fading This wouldn't be a problem usually, and he’d be happy to gracefully retire: trouble is. He knows land don’t ask me how) that Kraal is planning to return to the Blue Rocks on the day of the eclipse to fulfill his ambition of ruling the kingdom from whence he was banished Since Okrham's powers are weak he will be unable to defend the Blue Rocks from Kraal's evil, so surprise surprise, it's up to you. As Ween, to do the decent thing The eclipse is only three
days away and the one hope you have of defeating Kraal lies in the power of the Revuss, or magical hourglass. According to some prophecy or other, all evil will be banished from the Blue Rocks only when the Revuss is furnished with three grains of sand To manage this you'll have to overcome three major obstacles, being rewarded with a single gram of sand for every success, Luckily and somewhat predictably. The Revuss lies deep in a hidden temple, the entrance to which can be found in Okrham's VISION 0000
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Ooo If you Nke the graphics you'll like the game ave you noticed just how many adventure RPG games there are Knocking about nowadays? In case you haven’t I'll tell you - blooming bads, that's how many, and a happy fan is that the quality seems to be getting better and better.
Actually, if you’re anything like me then this isn't always good news. It's very easy to decide which product to buy when there’s only a couple of decent choices on the market. But take a look through the rest of Gamer - there isn’t a bad mark to be seen If I were a punter (to use a technical term) l‘d probably spend hours dithering *er which game looked that little bit better and then end up buying two or three, thus scuppering my Friday night beer feast because all my money was in the till at the compo shop. Am I waffling? I think I probably am. Let's get down to business.
Coktel Vision - the team behind Ween - nave a slightiy chequered past if previous Gamer reviews are anything to go by (and of course, Gamer reviews are the ONLY 7wg to go by. As you all know).
Gobliiins was an excellent interactive puzzle-type thing, and we eagerly await the sequel which you should see next month.
Their most recent offenng Fascinapon. However. Wasn’t quite as well recenAl, to say
* ** least. Since I have seen very .-:tie of fther, it was with
an open rnirjd that I opened up the box and inserted 'disk I
into drive A'.
On doing this I was met almost immediately by a funny looking old man with a beard who. It transpired, was Okrham the master sorcerer, and great-grandfather of Ween, the character you play Now it was pretty obvious that this guy was a bit agitated about something, as he began to explain.. Ten years ago Okrham was saddened by the change in his understudy Kraal, an excellent sorcerer who had a big future ahead of him - Paul Daniels had been in touch and everything - but he began to realise that far greater power awaited him on the dark side of magic Eventually Okrham was forced to him from
the kingdom of the Blue Rocks, which is where the action takes place, to whatever strange place is reserved for such spooky people. Milton Keynes probably Anyway, the boot s on the other foot now Okrham is house. It’s a point-antklick. Pick-'em-up-and- use-'em adventure, viewed from the eyes of Ween, or you. Several strange inhabitants of the Blue Rocks will show their faces from time to time to either help or hinder you.
Most helpful of these is Urm the fruitbat, who will perfrom certain tasks for you in return for a snack. Petroy is a friend of Okrham s and frequently communicates tele- pathically. Deciphering ancient text and other such things you might expect of a wise old man with psychic powers There are certainly plenty of puzzles and obstacles in Ween - not all of them logical - and the screens are detailed enough, it s true. Unfortunately the colours are very monotonous and in certain instances you could be forgiven for believing that you were using a monochrome monitor.
Sound is in the form of a very forbidding, Omen-iike tune that I think enhances the game by providing an atmosphere which the graphics lack. There appears to be a fair bit of depth to Ween, and despite my gripes I enjoyed playing it very much.
As I mentioned at the start, there are oodles of RPGs on the market, and although Ween is not a poor relation by any means, it doesn't exactly stand head and shoulders above the rest either.
If you're an adventurer with a cupboard full of RPGs then Ween is worth a try because it's a good adventure - but those looking for their first game in this genre could very well be dissapointed by the way in which Ween is presented.
Unfair perhaps, but a fact of life.
LlifHtte.
Stort* m* grandad, you r* rock hard. Never mind - I'll talk to th« trot instead Looks a bit ominous - think I II give it a miss for now VIRGIN ¦ £29.99* 1 meg ¦ Mouse » Out now objects you need - and blaggmg the required take you closer to your ultimate conf with the Roy Walker of the underworld Spell casting is kept to a minimi Kyrandia - much more important is Bra interacoon with the characters, animals inanimate objects he comes across.
Something can be gleaned from every screen, be it information from Bryn, mysterious and strange temple dwellr the odd teardrop from the pool of!
The game is divided into four sc chapters - that's levels to you and me begin, as mentioned, in the forest and i ello, good evening and welcome to ckhed Introductions, pan one. Are you ready? Then I II begin... Once upon a time far, far away in RPG land, there existed the kingdom of Kyrandia - a green and pleasant place, full of beautiful trees and flowers, and inhabited by happy people who loved each other and were always doing some good deed or other Creeps.
The ruler of this land was King William, a noble and just man who cared for his people and was respected by them.
Kyrandia derived its beauty from the Kyragem. A powerful gemstone whose magr cal spell held sway over the territory it protected. While the magic of the Kyragem prevailed, no harm could come to Kyrandia.
Right, that s the sickly bit over with, so where did it all go wrong |it had to do realty didn't it?
During his reign. William had cause to order the imprisonment of Malcolm, the evil jester, for murdering the parents of Brandon [that's you).
Now I'm sure you've guessed the next bit.
But IH tel you anyway just in case - Malcolm has escaped incarceration and stolen the Kyragem. Placing Kyrandia under an evil spell whereby the beauty has been replaced by a withered, desolate and barren landscape.
On a visit to his Grandad Kallak. Who just happens to live in a tree. Brandon arrives only to find that to ho horror!« will today be even less interesting company than old mean usually are. Due largely to the fact that he’s been turned to stone This is where the adventure begins, as rather surprisingly the tree in which Kallak lives suddenly begins telling Brandon of the evil that is afoot and urges him to restore the Kyragem to its right- ful place and avenge the death of his parents. By destroying the colourfully dressed doommonger. Malcolm.
Speaking from a personal point of view, if anyone killed my parents broke out of prison and turned my grandad to stone, i d be pretty annoyed and might want to do something about it. But if a tree sud- denly started giving me the lowdown on exactly who the culprit was and how to get revenge, chances are I would check into my local sanitarium, condemning myself indefinitely to a life of eating soft foods and wearing shoes without laces.
But npt Brandon Brandon keeps his cool, listens attentively to the tree and promptly sets off on his dangerous mission Git.
On leaving the treehouse and ventunng into the forest. Malcolm's work is evident - the grass Is brown, the trees dead and there's not an animal to be seen anywhere - not even a Leeds United fan.
Now it's a case of collecting whatever Talking trees and wrinkled men Veah. OK if* an attar. So where* the booxe?
Le through on the second chapter, through the labyrinth of caves
• fore winding up among the trees again for 1 grand finale.
Uekkmg A great deal of thought seems to have into every aspect of Kyrandia. Remember in last month's sue I was impressed by the characters in Rome AD92 and the way they not only provided information but came out with some funny off-the-wall comments too?.
Well there's plenty enough of this kind of thing In Kyrandia. In fact considering Bran- con is an orphan with a stone grandad to contend with, he's quite a funny guy.
Not only must you dash about hither and yon all over the show collecting artefacts and but also endow yourself with the spell powers necessary to complete the game There are four - the power of healing is "oonant quite early on, but as for the other ‘our wen. I promised not to give too much L9°SSIP’ The animation is absolutely superb. Every reen is full to busting with detail and : our, and the way in which the characters move enhances things 100 per cent I know not particularly new. But I'm a big fan of um. Graduating sprite' for want of a term know what I mean, your character ts
• -*iicing away, getting smaller and smaller tii he's nothing but
a dot in the distance.
Don t yawn damnit!
Through writing this I've been strug* l with my conscience, but its no good -1 t lie to youl I don't know what the Ts like. There. I've said it It's true, and sorry, but I saw this game at Virgin Manns in London, and there was no sound on
• version that I played.
Did ask the opinion of Richard Branson
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time. Said rd: It’s better than dropping acid and to Cliff
Richard records played back- won t vouch for that (not because
I ft tried it. But because he didn't pay me enough), but I will
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damn good indeed.
For the Skies Developers Westwood Studios are eager to point out that their product contains absolutely no violence Apparently in the USA.
Just how many flight sims can a person take? If Reach is as good as the hype suggests, I'm sure we'll find room for just one more where Kyrandia has been available for some time, it has attracted many women gamers who have been drawn to its ‘gentle* element But blokes, don't be fooled into thinking this is one for woofters - its as good a game as you re likely to come across this year - and besides, who needs blood and guts when there s this much going on already?
Kyr3ndia is the first release m the Fables and Fiends series by Westwood It s only just hit the shops, but I'm already looking forward to the next one.
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Man your stations! This is not a drill! Repeat - this is not a drill!
Coo, let s find out more.
Reach for the Skies is a flight sim based around the jerry shooting action of the Battle of Britain. Designed and written by flight sim supremo Rod Hyde, Reach promises to be a massive hit with all fans of the genre.
A big plus as far as I’m concerned is the ease with which you can enter the whole affair.
Boot it up and simply choose to fly as a good old boy of the RAF (silly callsigns optional), or as a Luftwaffe nasty intent on kicking some British bottom and faced with the not inconsiderable task of altering the whole outcome of the war.
At the time of writing, the sound and explosions are still a trifle weedy, and the control s just a bit wobbly, but Rod assures us (and we believe him because he s got an honest face) that these will be tweaked and beefed up on the finished ver- sion.
As a simulation it's just about as accurate as they come - there's a real feeling of speed even on a standard machine, and the added smoothness on an accelerated model is brilliant.
For the real sky hogs among you, even greater speed can be achieved by sacrificing a little detail.
The Gamer flight sim dept assure us that the external scrolling is top notch clobber, and that the options and touches, such as shooting bits off the enemy planes, bode well for one of the best flight sims for yonks.
Paul VISION ©ooo Oear, bright colours galore.
AUDIO 000 Cute tunes, nice enough FX.
P LAVA B I L I TV 0000 It ) aimed at the tods so it's simple.
Addiction 00 This a my opinion, but it’s not exactly aaned at 89-year-olds, is it?
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Under 10's Fast Lane Tickets @ £3 made payable to International Computer Show Postcode Expiry date Westminster Exhibitions Limited, Surrey House, 34 Eden St.. Kingston, Surrey KT1 1ER All trademarks and tradenames are the property ot the respective manufacturers Cheetah 125+ I remember when this joystick came out. At that time I still owned a Spectrum and the Ouick Shot II was the best even if it was as brittle as an icicle. And what a winner it is - everything a classic should be, boring, unadventurous and above all reliable.
Yes it won't fall to bits even if I play decathlon on it.
The Cheetah 125+ is nothing spectacular. With bog standard ergonomic grip and the usual fire buttons. Like all today's kit it uses micro switches instead of the old terminal switches, which in all honesty were usually knackered in about three days.
It performs admirably when used on racing games and the like because it is not too sloppy - it was invaluable on Stunt Car Racer when Biff insisted on beating me. The major down point is its stiffness. It isn't so fast and you don't get that satisfying click sound when you move it- The auto fire is suitably placed between the front two fire buttons - unlike a lot of the competitors who try to put them in the most awkward place possible - and there's no danger of you flicking it on by accident APPEARANCE Crystal Turbo Clear - Powerplay This joystick made by Powerplay is similar in style and
feel to the Cruiser and the Zipstick, although the shaft on this joystick is completely different to the ones mentioned previously.
It is in fact moulded to fit your hand better than other joysticks and it gives you quite a firm gnp which is very handy if you're playing a driving game like Lotus Turbo Challenge III. The unique feature on this stick is that it is completely clear, so that means you can actually see how a joystick works, how very interesting - notl Cheetah Mach I Another early Cheetah joystick, this one came out a little later than the 125+. But in my opinion the 125+ had a far superior design.
It's biggest let-down is the ergonomic grip. WNch is slightly less detailed than usual and the shaft leans forward at a 20 degree angle which feels comfortable at first but gives you wrist ache in the longterm.
Biff and I gave it a good seeing to on Cybernetix when it proved very responsive, but it was a little too light on car driving games - you couldn't get it to hokJ nice and steady on the bends.
And they've done it again, they've RESPONSE APPEARANCE put the microswitch at the back of the base in the middle where you are likely to switch it on by accident.
My only real beef is with the fire buttons. They are so heavy you have to exert a good amount of pressure to move them - the last thing you need when playing Project X unless you want your finger to fell off very quickly.
Hey, it's getting ne Christmas again, high time to bee for some really gooc presents - and what could be This is not the joystick I would choose personally, but no doubt some people would swear by it.
OVERAU Joysticks kindly provided by: Powerplay 0457 876601 Cheetah 0222 867777 Ta very much - car we have some more Ahh, it's my old. Friend the Competmon Pro -1 remember the days when I used one to play Spectrum games with it it s that old. In fact my little brother still uses it for playing Kick Off
2. It is a pretty simple device, for instance it hasn't even got
an auto-fire, so you can't cheat on shoot- 'em ups.
The latest Competition Pros now have microswitches, which make the joystick twice as good as it was. It is very similar to the Zipstick.
But tends to fit into your hands rather better You won t attract members of the opposite sex with this particular joystick due to its rather boring black and red colours, but you can get luminous green and pink versions.
Competition Pro Powerplay While I’m on the subject of colour. I personally would like to see some other joysticks brightened up - most of them are either very drab or boringly black.
Verdict? The Competition Pro is a classic joystick and a lot of games players would not swap it for anything.
APPEARANCE TEEl OVERAU © GAM£| To be honest all this see through business is a bit of con, aN the joystick manufacturer is dying to do is show you something different so you'll put your hand in your pocket and spend some hard-earned wonga.
The really bad thing about the Crystal Turbo Clear is the shaft. It’s really loose and it looks as though it won t last five minutes in a rough session of Kick Off Whether or not you want a clear joystick is really up to your own joystick fetish, but RESPONSE apart from the loose shaft it's quite a good model JPPMMNCf ill FEEl Xi OVERAll 1111 Cruiser - Powerplay This joystick bnngs a fair few tears to my eyes because it has only just broken down after four years. Yes, a long and happy relationship cut short by a terrible misunderstanding.
Okay, so I did throw it on the floor and jump on it, but when your little pipsqueak of a brother beats, nay thrashes, you at Sensible Soccer then it's time for a change of joystick. So I ritually destroyed it just like Nirvana do with their equipment Oh boy, did I regret it!
Well, enough of my misery, what about the Cruiser? Well it's one of those that you either love to brts (more terrible memories) or hate to death.
There are two models, one like mine, green with a pink shaft and yellow fire buttons, or an all black one, It boasts a unique control - by twisting the pink shaft you can n* j au*k make the joystick's action 1 VN** vary from loose to stiff.
This is ideal, because you can adjust it to suit the game you're playing.
APPEARANCE «L-L-L-L FEEl
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get used to it after a while.
Yep, I'd recommend it to anyone.
Cheetah Stare Probe etter than brand aanking ew jystick. Biff nd Ben the amer men 3und up leir vourites... What a monster! This really is a refugee from the arcades of the '70s, chunky beyond chunkiness, just how a joystick should be. Everything about this stick is old, even the plastic feels that way, yet despite this it's a pleasure to use.
It’s fully microswitched and you get all the nice clicks in use. The shaft itself is very heavy, so even on car sims you can still hold the stick steady, yet it's still a corker for shoot-em ups.
There's your average ergonomic grip again but the fire buttons are massive SO you can’t miss. The autofire is in the same place as the 125+, in the middle of the two fire buttons on the base.
This is probably the best all-rounder I have used out of the Cheetah range, and it certainly looks the most durable. I wouldn't pick a fight with it In the pub.
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joystick they prefer and eight out of ten will say that they go
for the Zipstick. The reason is probably because of its simple
design. There's nothing fancy to get in the way of those
furious joystick thrashing moments. It has a nice Wack and yel
low design and is fully micro switched The only major gripe is
the positioning of the auto-fire switch, which tends to turn
itself on without you knowing - until it's too late. For
instance, imagine you're playing Kick Off 2 and it's 2 - 2 with
30 seconds to go and you accidentally switch the auto-fire on.
Quick as a flash your man slides in the area and crops one of the opposition, so it's a penalty and your smiling opponent slams the ball into the back of the net. All of a sudden you get an uncontrollable urge to chuck the joystick across the room and watch it explode into tiny bits.
However, apart from that minor gripe the Zipstick is indeed one of the best joysticks available.
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within the versatile Arexx language DTV 167 The Amiga I 200 looks set to revolutionise graphics and animation, says Paul Austin PROGRAMMING 169 Producing your own sprites need not be too complex - Margaret Stanger explains how Dpaint can help MUSIC 171 Did the long-awaited DSP make its way into the new At200? Paul Austin with the full spec... CbMMS 173 E-mail might absorb your time but it can also absorb your cash. Pat Winstanley watches the pennies AMOS 175 Is your Amiga a WIMP? Yes, and thank goodness, says wlndow-ma&Phil South DTP * 177 (sjyyj Lid taj onts are very nice but a complete
family usually costs thb earth. Ben Ainters looks at cheaper typefaces MULTIMEDIA ¦ 179 New technologies and ¦ formats are muddling the CO-ROM market. Juliuf Alexander clarifies the i situation Before we begin, there are a few comments on Intuition programming that should be kept in mind. Intuition, the Amiga's Graphic User Interface, consists of a collection of routines which reside in ROM. These routines are used to create the typical Amiga windows, menus, gadgets and so on that give the Amiga its distinctive look and feel.
They are available to anyone, provided their language can access them. Because of the Amiga's design and history, it is assumed most programmers will be using C or assembler, but Intuition can be just as easily be accessed from Basic, Pascal, Modula and so on.
We ought to make it clear though, that just about all good documentation on the workings of Intuition is described wfth examples in C. This means that if you want to understand them you must have at least a reading knowledge of C. On the other hand, if you are planning to do any Amiga programming at all, it certainly won't hurt you to understand the basics of C. A good read The best book on Intuition is probably the CBM AMIGA ROM Kernel Manual (Libraries), which now covers Workbench 2.0. There are other good books too, but they probably do not cover Workbench 2.0 yet, so check what you buy!
We should also mention Amiga C Encyclopaedia by Anders Bjerin of the Amiga C Club. The first four disks of this excellent PD 12-disk set have a very good explanation of Intuition. System structure browsing utilities like Sbrowser, Xoper, and ARTM will also be very useful, and can be obtained from PD libraries.
However, back to our subject, which is programming Intuition from Arexx. There are certain distinct advantages to this. Firstly, it is much easier to do interactive work, and make changes fast, since there is no need to compile, assemble, link and so on. There are also far fewer initialisations to be made, and hence less code to confuse things.
The library we are going to use is Ronnie Kelly’s APIG.Iibrary, which, despite its name, is actually The Arexx Library Calling all Arexx programmers... If you've recently written an Arexx masterpiece and want the world to know about it; send it in to AC.
Continuing to support Arexx is a high priority and as a result we are opening the AC Arexx Library.
This new source of Arexx software will be redistributed free of charge on the AC CoverDisk every month.
If you want to play your part in the Arexx explosion, send your scripts and additional programs to: AC Arexx library, Amiga Computing, Europa House, Adlington Park, Macclesfield, SK10 4NP Alex Gian shows how to design attractive and practical front-ends for our Arexx applications quite good. AplG stands for Arexx Programmers' Intuition and Graphics library, and this is exactly what this library does - it makes most Intuition and Graphics calls (as well as some of the Exec list functions) directly accessible from within Arexx.
The version of APIG used is 1.1 and is available on Fish disk SS9, with many excellent examples, although a copy should be on the CoverDisk.
Alternatively an updated version (3.3) is available on Fish disk 634. I have found APIG.Iibrary, along with rxgen.library, to be quite sufficient for any programming job.
Of course, for mathematical calculations I assume that everybody is using WGL's rexxmath- lib.library, which was also included on the CoverDisk a while back.
Dispatched The way that APIG works is fairly typical of many Arexx utilities that support Intuition Essentially, any IDCMP events (mouse dicks etc) occurring at any particular window are "translated" to Arexx messages containing the same information. These messages are then dispatched to an appropriate port for processing. In most such utilities, including APIG, the port must first be specified by the user.
For those a bit more familiar with the Amiga system, here is what happens. Any windows you open with APIG are themselves separate tasks, and even have their own Arexx port, called apig.task.1. apig.task.2, etc. These "window" tasks intercept.
The IDCMP events, convert them to Arexx messages (RexxMsgs in C) and dispatch them to the specified port. An Arexx message has sever* j fields, and their full description can be found in the documentation.
The port apig.task.n accepts only one Arew j command, 'DIE'. If it receives this command, « will dose the window, and deallocate all the resources used. This can be useful if your Areu program hangs, leaving unwanted windows open Our program here is a brief description of our program APIGjest.rexx, shown in Listing I. You should abo find it on the CoverDisk, to save you typing it rv You can run it by typing rx APIG_test at yois j shell window. When you are finished, clicking the close gadget will shut everything down. Yc do not need to understand the program to run it Now, inevitably in
describing this program, are going to have to make some detours away] from pure Arexx into the workings of Intuition general and APIG.Iibrary in particular.
We stress once again that K you are a beginner, j Arexx SsfTSA % §0 m ts you should take some time to study at least the basics of Intuition. The description of the program assumes at least some familiarity with Intuition.
I think that this type of programming will be most useful to those who want to do some “quick and dirty” Intuition work, perhaps to try out an idea interactively, without having to drag out the C compiler.
The first section of the program does some initialisations. First, it opens a port - this is essential to APIC - and then calls a function which creates a whole lot of global variables. These variables are mainly flags, as defined in the system's C header files.
This is very convenient, since most programmers already know the flag names, and they are much easier to remember than their numeric equivalents.
The flag names are still in their old 1.3 form, for example WINDOWCLOSE rather than v2.0's WFLC.CLOSECADGET, but this should be no great problem, since the actual value (8) is unchanged.
We then open our window by calling the OpenWindowQ function with all the required parameters. The parameters are very similar (though not exactly the same) as the Intuition library call.
Note that when the arguments are null pointers, ie '0000 0000'x, can be left out altogether, provided the comma separators are in place.
APIC assumes that you know what you are doing, and incorrect parameters are practically guaranteed to crash the machine.
You should also remember that if a line is too long in Arexx and you want to split it on to two lines, they should be separated by a comma. APIC has quite a lot of potentially long lines, and if you are not careful you will get a “wrong number of arguments” error. For example: virMunc(tongniae,longerniie,ctc) • AP16 test.ran *1 I* lestTnj tkt APIS libnry Intuition cills •I port_n»ie = 'REC-isgs1 port~*Cdr = OpenPortCportq nut) CALL Set_APU_Ctobili() b lOCPIP = CLOSEblNDOb ? 6AD6ETbCUM ? 6AD6ETUP b flljs = blNDObCLOSE ? BlbDObDRAG ? BlNDObDEPTH ?
UllbOUSIZIHG OurWindOH s Openbindou(port .nm,40 30,220,65,S,2fbJDCNP,ll_Fl»5 $ ,'ARexx Jntui',0.0,,) CALL yifl3owLiim(0urbindou,130,15,220,65) 6 flags = 6ADSHC0NP fil.Activ = TdsglESElECT * 6AB61MEIIATE 61 T t lUkeiTHt(0urlMBdeu,"r,17,6,1,J,0,, ) Gidgl 1 NakeBool6idget(0uryindoii,20,20,A0,20,G_Fl»9J,61_Act1 €2 Activ * AelVERJfT 62 T = NikelText(0urbindou,HS58iii n,ii),i,uu2„) Sadg2 = «Uke$ trGadget(Ourbindou,80,22,100,20,6Jlags,62„Acti Next we create our gadgets. Notice the "link" argument in each function (refer to the APIC docs), varifuncflongnaat , t longernm,ttc) is the same as: which links
the gadget to the one before it. This creates a LIST of gadgets, just like Intuition wants it We then add the list of gadgets to our window, and refresh it so that everything appears as it should. The APIG functions used to do this are exact equivalents of their Intuition counterparts.
Remember that Intuition’s refreshing system is not as smart as it could be, and the toggled Boolean gadget will do weird things on occasion, especially if the window has been resized. This is not a fault of the program, but a weakness in the Intuition refresh routine.
The standard way to implement a gadget with alternate images is by using the GADGHIMAGE flag and pointers to image structures. Any good reference text on Intuition will explain this.
The string gadget is quite straightforward. Note the 648 argument in the proportional gadget. This is so that our slider will have 101 positions rather than just 100(65535 648).
Once the gadgets are all set up we enter the loop where we wait for messages at our program's port. We have dealt with this at length in the past » 62J 1 2 «idg1 l2) 63 Actsv * RELYERIfT P Tlaos * FREEHORIZ ? AUTOKNOB Sadg3 = RakeP.'opGadge! (Ourbi ndc«,20,45,170,10,6_flig$ ,53_Ac: fv„P_FligM4B„J,Gadg2,) CALL Add6list(Ourbindou,gadg1,0,,) CALL R'freskGadgets(Gidgf,0urViridOb,) I Button * 0 ExitFlag - 0 DO FOREVER UNTIL Eiitflig = 1 CALL bAlTPKHportjiaif) ¦sg = GETPKT(port_nane) IF lig *a RULLO THEN DO class * 6ETAR6(asg,0) gid * 6ETAR6(nsg,9) IF class : CLOSEblNDOW THEN »0 Eiitflag * 1 ;
LEAVE END If gid * 1 THEN DO and will not repeat it here. Our program uses the standard method - see the November 92 AMIGA Computing for full details of receiving Arexx messages at ports.
Having received the messages, we can now interpret them. We have used a very simple approach in our program. The flags we have specified for each gadget ensure that the Boolean gadget only sends a message as soon as it is clicked down, while the other two only when they are released. In fact, if the string gadget is selected, according to Intuition convention, it will only send its message once return is pressed.
Therefore for each gadget there is only one case where it will send a message. We can simply check the gadget ID (since there is only one window) or the gadget address. This approach is a bit simplistic, but it works.
Even though our program is perhaps oversimplified, it shows how we can use the Intuition interface to send an Arexx message at the click of a mouse. There may be many cases where this is much more desirable than having to type in the whole lists of instructions.
Vjutton * ‘X Button IT I Button : T THEN SAT ’Button ON’ If X ButtO" ! 0 THEN SAT 'Button OFF* END ' If gid * 2 THEN DO out 8 6etVilui(6ttVilue 6 dg2 3MyP).0,4 S) SAT 'Tou tvotd:' '9b'x||’42i* II out || '9b*x||'Oa* END IF gid s 3 THEN 80 out : 6ttValue(6(tValuf(6adg3,3l,4,P),2,2,l)
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The Beta version wasn't in a fit state to animate so I m afraid the Co-pro pointers The optional co-processor is factory fitted as required. If you're planning to employ the A1200 for power applications such as ray tracing and other such number crunching marathons, an FPU or co-processor will save a lot of valuable rendering time.
As mentioned above, the standard machine comes without an FPU and unfortunately there's no option to add one later - if you're thinking about this it must be fitted at the factory.
The FPU itself comes in two forms, either a Motorola 68881 or 68882 with a price point reflecting the difference in speed, Like all the chips within the machine these will almost certainly be surface mounted, again making a future upgrade a difficult if not impossible.
Ilf you've already perused the A1200's features you'll no doubt be aware that the AA chipset and more precisely the A1200 itself marks a revolution in the home computer market on a par with the release of the Amiga itself way back in 1985.
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Now before you sign the cheque there are a few points that any would-be Speilberg should consider. First and foremost has to be a hard disk. At the moment the A1200 will be shipped exclusively without a hard disk.
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Although this may sound like a rather daunting prospect it's really a very simple exercise. The only problem is the immediate invalidation of the guarantee which popping the top off the machine ensures.
Replacement The second alternative is to have the hard disk fitted by the supplier. Again this invalidates the standard Commodore warrantee but more often than not the larger suppliers offer their own warranty agreements as a replacement.
With this method it can work out Slightly more expensive but at least your peace of mind is ensured.
As yet I can't offer any specific details as to .
Which companies will be offering a hard drive option, but it's a near certainty that Power Computing will be leading the field alongside ZCL and Silica.
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Finally we come to the RAM options which again are vital fpr serious DTV applications. The machine, like the A3000, will offer up to 2Mb of chip RAM.
At present it's still unclear S. whether the 2Mb will come as standard or whether there will be 1 Mb fitted internally with the second added via the trap door. The question is, will Commodore add the expansion at the factory?
On the fast RAM front the future looks equally rosy with up to 4Mb of 32-bit RAM in the CPU slot with an additional 4Mb of 16-bit RAM available via the PCMCIA slot.
Again the option for addi- tional RAM is an important point for DTV and specifically anima- Ntion, To get the best from the machine's 32-bit architecture, the 4Mb of 32-bit RAM is a must, with the 16-bit RAM being a useful addition but by no means as fast - as we're all too aware when animating speed is everything.
The mention of the CPU slot also raises another interesting point. One of the machines strongest selling points is its built-in up-chippable design - 030s, 040s, the sky's the limit.
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The demo program on the CoverDisc contains two source modules, rsprite.c and spriteread.c, which can be compiled and linked together in the normal way.
K The picture on an Amiga screen can be in up to three independent layers. The foreground is made up of sprites, small graphic elements 16 pixels wide, two bitplanes deep, and of any height.
The Amiga library routines use a SimpleSprite structure that holds data for each sprite - the height, horizontal and vertical co-ordinates, sprite number and a pointer to a data array in chip memory. This array contains word pairs with the sprite's bitplane data (labouriously typed in).
The two sprites on the CoverDisk were designed using Dpaintll. I saved each sprite as a separate brush, taking care to make the brushes 16 pixels wide. The height of the sprite did not matter. I used four colours (two bitplanes) for the brushes, but the first sprite colour will be transparent.
Interpret Dpaintll produces a short IFF (International File Format) file for each brush. The file reader module readsprite.c can read and interpret this file, or a similar file produced by another artist program.
The routine readfile() has been adapted from the general IFF picture file routine that has graced these pages in the past. Sprite bitplane data is only two bytes wide and is not usually compressed, so a routine to decode compressed data has not been included.
A sprite uses one of four sets of four colours.
Sprites 0 and 1 have colours 16 to 19; sprites 2 and 3 haye colours to 20 - 23; sprites 4 and 5 The inputs are; name Pointer to the name of the file containing the data sprdata Pointer to the chip memory array .
To hold the sprite bitplane data viewport- Pointer to the current ViewPort pair 0,1,2,3 depending which of four sprite pairs is to be used for the sprite The output is spriteheight Height of the sprite contained in the file.
The routine will look for the usual chunkhead- ers in an IFF file. The BMAP chunk will be decoded to give the sprite height; the other data is either known (width and depth) or irrelevant (data from the screen the brush was saved on).
The CMAP contains the colours used, and BODY or ABIT the bitplane data. The calling program allows space for a maximum height of 256 pixels - this may be over-cautious. If the file to be The object module, rsprite, opens a Screen, and a Window in that Screen. Each ILBM picture file (DPaintll brush), with the filename specified in the calling program, is opened and the sprite data read into the appropriate array in chip memory.
The colour data in the file determines the sprite's colours. The file is dosed, and control goes back to the main program, which updates the sprite height in the SimpleSprite structure.
The sprites are displayed on the screen until the user closes the window, or clicks a mouse button. The sprites are freed, the window and screen closed, and the program exits.
Although I can now design sprites and read them in to a program more quickly, their quality has not improved as much as I had hoped. I still need an artist!
There are several Amiga Libraries, each containing routines for use in your programs. The main libraries used are Exec, DOS, Graphics and Intuition.
Exec library routines handle the multitasking and the lowest level of interaction between the hardware and the software. DOS library routines handle input and output control.
Associated with each library is a special file with extension .fd. These Tiles are usually found on the Extras disk in their own directory.
An '.fd' file contains a list of the routines in the library, together with the input parameters that each routine takes, and the corresponding registers used in assembly language.
Any value returned by a routine will be in register DO, but other registers may have been overwritten,especially AO, Al and D1.
To access a library routine you must first open the corresponding library. In assembler, when a library is opened, the pointer (or library base) is stored by the program. If a library routine is declared as an external reference (XREF), the linker can calculate its offset from the library base. The linker knows where to find the routine, and can link it to the rest of the program.
The 'OpenLibrary' routine is found in the Exec library, but the Exec library base is always available to us from the same location ( _AbsExecBase). Once a library is open, its routines can be called as if they were subroutines or your own machine language routines. For assembly language the correct library base must be in register A6 when one of its routines is called.
The short demo program on the CoverDisk uses five library routines: OpenLibraryO and CloseLibraryO from the Exec library, DelayO, OutputO and WriteO from the DOS library.
OpenLibrirjrf libNa«e,vef iton) (A1,0O) opens a chosen library.
’libName’ is a pointer to the name of the library to be opened.
"version" is the lowest version number required. A pointer to the library base is returned in register DO.
CloselibraryflibriryHAl) doses a library.
’library’ is a pointer to the library base.
TeliyUlitoutMM) waits for a given timeout timeout’is the time delay required, in milliseconds.
OutputO finds the file handle for writing text in the current window.
A pointer to the file handle is returned in register DO.
Uhtt(fflt,buffer,lengtk)(t1,D2,03) will write to a file or a window.
’file" is a pointer to the chosen file handle.
"buffer" is a pointer to the buffer containing the data to be written, ’length' is the number of bytes to be written.
When the object program (intro) is run, the program opens the DOS library. If the library opens successfully, the program displays a short message, delays for a few seconds, closes the library and exits.
Notes for Devpac users The Devpac Assembler has Macros available for calling Amiga library routines. Using my usual assembler, I would call the Delay routine jsr _LVODelay To call the same routine in the DEVPAC programming environ ment, use CALLDOS Delay.
The macro CALLDOS would save the contents of register A6, load A6 with the library pointer, call the required DOS Library routine, and restore the original contents of register A6.
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Although both the A4000 and its pint-sized counterpart the A1200 are truly wonderful machines they do lack one feature that casts a rather grey shadow over the earlier launch.
Waiting in the wings spotlights the new machines and begins the search for the missing DSP Alas, the long awaited Digital Sound Processor or DSP is obvious Only by its absence.
In addition there's no built-in Midi ports as widely suggested earlier in the year.
With the average plug-in Midi connector retailing for as little as £201 can understand why Commodore have sacrificed built-in Midi ports, perhaps in order to save space or alternatively in an attempt keep costs in check.
The missing element I can’t understand is the DSP itself. Why, oh why have Commodore let the ailing ST off the hook yet again, when even the Atari top brass are openly admitting the problems with their dying product line.
In defence To add insult to injury, the bug-ridden Falcon boasts a DSP as standard, so why not the A4000 and A1200?
The plan is to incorporate the DSP onto a daughter board alongside a replacement CPU.
As yet it's impossible to state how Commodore will handle daughter board upgrades but it's highly likely that they'll implement a trade in system, so existing users with 040-based A4000s can send their existing boards in exchange for an identical or faster CPU DSP combination.
In defence of Commodore the DSP situation isn't quite as bleak as it may first appear.
Although neither of the aforementioned machines ship with a DSP at present, plans are afoot.
To clarify the DSP position I spoke to Andrew Ball, the man behind the infamous Commodore press machine. After a fair amount of verbal jousting he finally confirmed that the A4000 will indeed feature a DSP in the future. Unfortunately the time scale for the launch was at best rather sketchy.
Even after my best efforts as an investigative reporter, Mr Ball wouldn't commit himself to a specific date other than to confirm that the upgrade will appear sometime in 93.
The good news is that the addition of a DSP will be an upgrade and won't require replacement of the entire machine. As you may be aware, courtesy of our A4000 feature in last month's issue, the A4000 has been designed to be upchippable.
In other words in theory anything from a 680020 to a 68060 - when they become available - will slip directly into the machine via the CPU daughter board already built-in. Apparently Compatibility across the range As far as compatibility is concerned it’s highly unlikely problems will arise on existing sequencing software, as the majority of the enhancements offered by the AA chipset are dedicated to improving the graphical output of the machine.
If the unspeakable happens and incompatibility does rear its ugly head all is not lost, as both the A4QQQ and A1200 have a fall back mode built in to the AA chipset which allows the machine to boot using EC5 emulation - a format that's already been tried and tested on the A500 Plus and A600 and should ensure complete compatibility across the range.
Not so rosy This is all good news for A4000 users but alas the situation for A1200 owners isn't quite so rosy.
In short Commodore have no plans to add a DSP option to the A1200 range... end of story.
The reason for this decision is two-fold. As you may be aware, the A1200 like the A4000 is an upchippable machine - due to the machine's limited expandability, implementation of a DSP via the trapdoor CPU slot is a best a tricky business.
Although Commodore themselves have no plans to offer the option, Mr Ball was very careful to mention that the addition of a D$ P is by no means impossible and is very likely be taken up by third-party developers sometime in 93.
If the hoped for third-party DSP systems do indeed see the light or day during 93 it adds yet another twist to this already complex tale. As you're probably aware the A1200 is a true 32-bit machine and as a result is only at its best while using 32- bit memory.
In order to do exactly that, even more additions are required to the ever-expanding CPU daughter board. Like the A600, the A1200 can take advantage of PCMCIA cards as a source of additional RAM.
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One is to invest hard-eamed cash in a fast modem while a cheaper method is to invest about half an hour of your time to set up an offline reader.
Reading and replying to messages online both costs you money and also clogs up the board, making other users wait to get through. If you’ve ever tried dialling in to a popular board in the evening you'll already know how frustrating it can be.
Most sysops encourage the use of offline readers as it allows more people to call in, without having to go to the expense of installing extra phone fines.
So what does an offline reader do? Basically it unpacks and sorts a bundle of messages, presents them to you in whatever order you choose and allows you to make replies or write original messages yourself. These replies are then bundled up again ready to be sent (uploaded) to the BBS.
At the BBS end, the sysop will have set up a "door" where you can choose which messages you want to read, have them bundled up and compressed, then downloaded to your machine for the OLR to work on. If that all sounds terribly complex, don't worry - it's really easy.
This month I've been looking at the Blue Wave Mail Door, and an OLR for use with it, Q-Blue.
Each of them takes about ten minutes to set up, one while online at the BBS and the other at home on your Amiga.
From then on, the only time you will spend online is the time it takes to bundle your new messages, download them, and upload your prepared replies. This also has the advantage of giving you more time to download files, instead of spending it ail reading messages.
Looking at the BBS end of things first, somewhere on the main menu there will be options for the various mail doors the board supports.
Once selected you'll be presented with another menu, the most important option of which is configuration. The Blue Wave Mail Door is extremely flexible and allows you to configure things exactly Important as you like them. This includes the message areas you want, how many messages are to be bundled in each area, which particular messages you warn from each area and so on.
For instance you can choose to receive just those messages which contain the word "amiga* from a busy area which covers many different machines. Or if there's a particular person who annoys you. Simply set the fik ter to exclude all messages to or from that person.
Another handy option is the password. This can be set up to operate both at Blu* for downloading the BBS end and on your machine (with different passwords for each). Thus other people using your loaded in whatever order you choose. Options machine won't be able to read your message bun- include hopping from area to area, skipping back- dles. Wards and foiwards, writing new messages, replying Once everything is set to your liking, simply tell to old ones and even saving particular messages to the program to bundle up all the messages you disk.
Want, and download them. Then log-off. Messages can be displayed singly, or as a list, and both mouse and keyboard may be used, with some Confiauration Of the common menu options duplicated at the bot-
* tom of the screen for quick selection.
Back on your machine you will have a compressed All your replies are collected together, bundled file which you've just downloaded. Now comes up and compressed at the end of the session. Then another period of configuration to prepare Q- Blue to lhe nexl time you ca|| the BBS this fi|e can be your liking. First of all you need to make four new uploaded, in the same session that you download directories - downloads, uploads, work and reply. Your batch of new messages.
These can go anywhere you like, but you need to specify the complete pathname to them in the con- MP 9sinP t figuration option. You also need access to a text edi- ® tor of some kind. I use a small Freeware program Q-Blue understands both QWK and Blue Wave called Textra, which is in the c: directory, renamed style message bundles. It can read messages proas ed. Duced by any mail door compatible with either of Q-Blue offers several ways of sorting and display- these, and create replies that they can understand. A ing messages such as by number, age, name and so BBS near you is likely to have
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Send cheques PO payable to ‘Stanhouse Entertainment' Dept AC, 2 Upton Drive, Upton, Chester, CH2 1BU Tel:- 0244 382435 AMOS The Amiga is a WIMP system, and by this I don't mean it backs away from a fight.
The idea of a computer interface containing Windows, Icons, Mice and Pointers was originally developed by Xerox at Palo Alto Research Centre.
Phil South opens out the Amos windowing system, and sheds some light on the subject When the Amiga was designed in 1984-5 GUIs were all the rage, so the designers incorporated a mouse and a GUI called Workbench in the new machine. Only with Amos can we get the real power of windows and menus. Although they're not the kind of windows you're used to in intuition, they are as functiona.
If the kind of programs you want to write are more utility or productivity type, then you'll have to use the windowing functions of Amos. A window is basically an independent little area of text and graphics on the screen. To open a window on the screen you must employ the WIND OPEN command, like so: Vind Open 1,10 10,50,10 This, for example, would open us a window on to the screen (window 1), which would have its top left comer at screen location 10,10 and would be 50 Characters wide by 10 deep. The point of this is that you can have two or more windows on the screen at the same time, all
with their own text and graphics, like this: Screen Open 0,640,200,16,lire* Cls 0 fllll Off Piper 7 : vind Opr 1,0,0,40,20 : Print "Tlii is ulndou nuiber 1..." Piptr 4 : Wind Open 2,320,0,40,20 : Print '...end tbis is nuibtr 2!"
Vilt Key Each window acts like a little version of the screen and anything you can write to a screen you can send to a window.
Picture windows Although the windows you get in Amos aren't the same as the kind of thing you are used to in AmigaDOS, they still have a range of styles and shapes, and can be made to act like real windows with the minimum of tweaking.
For example, you can re-size them and even add gadgets like Intuition, but all this must be done manually as Intuition is not loaded when Amos is running, alas (all this is changing with Amos Professional, of course).
Re-sizing is a good example so let's look at that.
Let's make a window on the screen which you can pull at the bottom right-hand comer by clicking on it with the left mouse button. The window can re-si ed on the screen, and when you let go of thf button the window snaps to that shape.
In order to grab anything on the screen - unlike the very convenient Intuition code which does it rf for you - you have to draw a window and then oescnbe a Zone around it to sense the presence of a mouse click.
Then once you've sensed it you have to see it moves, and then resize the window with WIND SIZE. In this example program we first open a hi-res screen and set the colours as normal: Breaking glass Screen Open 0,640,256,16,Hires Paper 0 : Cli 0 Then we activate WIND SAVE, which means our windows are smart and don't screw up anything we might have on the screen below it. This is really grooyy because it means you can open a window over a game screen for example, like an IFF file, and nothing on the screen will be erased when you close the window: Hind Save Next we RESERVE ZONE, which is what you
do every time you are about to SET ZONE. What this means is that if you Reserve Zone 1 you are basically saying “look, I'm going to define a zone later on in the program, so allocate some memory for it and I'll get back to you": Reserve Zone 1 Now we set up all the characteristics of the window we'll be defining, in this case Window 1 is a 20 x 20 character window, whose top left comer is positioned at location 10,50 on the screen. After that w? Set the BORDER and TITLE TOP funcdions to describe a little bit more about the window, like the title text, in this case "Grab my comer, man!",
and the colours of the border: Hind Open 1,10,30,20,20,1 Border ,0,4 Title Top “ 6r»b corner, den! " Set Zone 1,10,50 To KM40,5(M40 The last bit is the interesting part. Next we open up the Zone we promised earlier. It covers the area taken up by the window, and does this by specifying the Zone number, in this case 1, and the co-ords of the top left and bottom right corners of the Zone. Bottom right is set here by lazily multiplying the top left figures by 160, that is to say 8 x 20, 8 being the number of pixels in a character, and 20 being the width of the window.
Then we're into the main loop of the program: Bo If Moust Key=1 and Mouse Zone=1 MislO : DY1=50 : IESIZE ME Reset lane 1 : Set Zone T,0X1,DY1 Tp DI2,IY2 ZX=(IX2*IX1) B : lY= ITWT1) a Vind Size IX,ZY End II Print ’Aies Mimic. Better Min i punch up the throet.,-, Loop This checks for the MOUSE KEY and MOUSE ZONE functions to see if the mouse is within the zone and if it has the left mouse button pressed down. If it does then the PROC called RESIZE.ME is activated.
The PROC then does all the work, creating a rubber band effect to show you where the sides of the window are, altering the variables containing the window co-ords, and checking to see if the mouse button has been released yet with the WHILE WEND loop: Procedure RESIZE ME Shared DX1,Dl7,6Yl,»Y2 6r Writing 2 Repeat 11 Mouse Key=1 DX2=X ScreenCX Mouse) : DT2=T $ crt«n(Y Mouse) 0IX=JX2 : ODMD»2 While Mouse KeyM Box HI,IT1 To BX2,PY2 0X2=X ScreenlX Mouse) : 0t2=t SereentT Meuse) 8oi JI1,IT1 To 1X2,DT2 Vend Box 0X1,DY1 To 0DI,0IT Boi 0X1,DTI To DX2 DT2 : SOTITsTrue If IX1 DX2 : TiDX1 ; 011*1X2 ;
DX2=T : End If If Byl 0r2 : T*IY1 : 0Y1*|Y2 : DY2=T : End If End If Until SOT IT Cr Writing 1 End Proc Once the button is released the window is redrawn to the new size. When the new co-ords have been stored the old Zone is cancelled and redrawn to the new size, and it's all ready to start again.
And there you have it, perfect windows, and not a single patch of putty in sight. Now you can create multiple-windowed programs and multi windowed games too! How about a dungeon master clone in the PD, then eh?
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The faces are all in Adobe Type 1 format. For PageStream 2.1 and 2.2 users these can be used just as they are, The Font Manager part of the program needs to be used to add the new typefaces to the ProPage system, but after that it's just a case of selecting the typeface you want to use, and then using it.
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written to - wouldn't you want it?
Given this specification, MiniDiscs could easily replace Cds.
Alternatively it could just become a rival, but I can't see Sony set tling for that.
Another new technique to appear is the CD-based gear called CD-R. Unlike normal Cds, which are WORM systems (Write Once, Read Many), CD-R can be written to many times. Currently CD-R is limited in that you can only write an entire CD at a time, rather than jumping in and recording tracks, then play other parts and go back and record another track. But it's a step in the right direction, and has an interesting future.
The new Kodak CD-ROM based initiative known as PhotoCD is a new storage technology created by Kodak (you'd never have guessed!) For everyday 35mm photographs.
In the very near future you'll be able to take your snaps to a local shop and have them transferred to a gold-coloured PhotoCD disc. You can then wander home, slip this into your PhotoCD- compatible player and view your embarrassing party snaps on the television.
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A £4.99 PhotoCD disc will hold roughly 100 images. Your photographs can be transferred to disk for £8.75 for 25 exposures, (I believe your existing negatives can also be converted) and a nationwide chain of shops to convert films is now being set up.
To view PhotoCDs you'll need a special player.
Much to Commodore's embarrassment, CDTV can not, at present, handle the PhotoCD format.
Embarrassing because, as older AC readers will know, Commodore originally announced that it would be compatible! CD-I is compatible, and there are also several PhotoCD specific players with prices starting at £299.
Rising sales The advantages of PhotoCD for CDTV and CD-I are pretty obvious. In a fairly short period there will be a large number of people wanting to view their pictures, and sales of CDTV and CD-I products as potential viewing systems should rise accordingly.
Most interesting, however, are the advantages to multimedia users. As anyone involved with the production of MM applications knows, one of the more difficult areas of production is getting colour (or even black and white) images into the computer.
With the arrival of PhotoCD, however, you can wander around taking photographs, run the film down to a local shop and in a short time have them back in a digital format on a CD disc ready for use. This is a lot cheaper than traditional scanCD convenient. The result will hopefully be an increase in the number of MM applications and a possible drop in their price.
Another development set to have an impact on the Amiga is the Philips DCC - Digital Compact Cassette. Unlike normal cassettes, DCC is digital, which means that it will provide far superior quality
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But while having CD sound quality, it has the advantages of traditional tapes, in that you can record on DCCs, and compact size.
How can DCC technology squeeze enough information to reproduce high quality 16-bit sound for two hours play on to a cassette only slightly bigger than existing analogue magnetic types? The secret lies in a new compression system developed by Philips known as Precision Adaptive Subband Coding (PASC to its friends).
What this does is to watch the recording signal and record only what can be heard by the human ear. By doing so it can vary the bit rate being recorded and use a quarter of the space that 16-bit systems require.While access times are too slow to be used in real-world applications it is likely to have a tremendous impact on a back-up device with a cost of just £499 for recorder and player.
To finish off this month, I've just received news that the CD disc version of Sensible Soccer is going to be priced at a rock bottom £19.99! More interestingly, Commodore are actively promoting the idea of budget CDTV software (sub £10 is the figure being banded around), Acceptance So what, you may ask. OK, it's great news if you want that particular title, but what does it mean for the rest of us? Well consider that currently CDTV applications start at prices around £29, Also consider that the acceptance of CDTV depends largely on the applications that are available for it and their
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There are roughly 110 applications, so no shortage there. It's merely a matter of price, and if, as I expect, other companies follow the lead and drop their prices accordingly, CDTV could soon have a mass of low price discs that will make CD-I look very expensive.
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Convert scanned dithered images to 16 True grey scales Colour control using 16 colours from a palette of 4096 Brightness control to adjust greyscale Two levels of Zoom with full grey scale editing Draw freehand, lines, circles, boxes and polygons in line or fill mode Add Text Option with a selection of fonts Load and Save images in grey scale or dithered mode as IFF files Full printer Support with printer scaling supporting all Workbench printer drivers Vidi Amiga 12 is the ultimate low cost hSv colour c,i9itiser ,or lhe Ami9a- There are no VV filters and no separate RGB Splitter. Colour
images can be captured in less than a second, mono images are grabbed in real time. Fully compatible with any video source, Some of the features include:
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• Composite or S-Video input f Now you can be a recording
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allowing you to sample and manipulate sounds.
Sony Sequencer - lets vo. Link ynur samplrs I together create great songs. The MIDI if sequence, lets you program a MID. Keyboard Hy- J with sampled sounds and replay them through the sequencer to prodvce new melodies.
Digital Delay - Echo provides a spectacular range of real time effects and the Variable Digital Delay allows you to control the volume and time delay of the echoes using graphic slider bars.
Zoom Display - Incredible accuracy can be achieved with the Zoom display facility which allows the sample to be moved by I byte al a lime. A Each system pack contains:
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* A professional WORDPROCESSOR wth powerful graphics capabilities
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T A versatile DATABASE which is simple to use and £ powerful enough to deal with anything from base - address book functions to ebb membership lists and business
* A flexible SPREADSHEET with more than 50 functions, simplifying
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* A supremely friendly DISC MANAGER to make usmg your Amiga as
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Powerfonts includes styles from Ancient Gothic to ' Futuristic and there are over 30 different styles to choose from. Powerfonts created from artists originals, are contained on a 3 disk set and include the following fonts: Powermusic Is 41 4 disk set of original compositions by leading european composers whic will bring life and sound to your Amiga Computer.
Stone 1 » Chaos tye Cottege Crystal ro and many many more Relax to the up beat jazz melodies of 'Rosin.*' and 'Jazz 1 at the Madhouse'. Dance the night _ J away with Rumours' and flipped Imagination'. Soothe away the days stress by listening to the haunting and romantic melodies of ’Hall of Mirrors' and 'Sound of Silence'.
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This is just a small selection of the tools and utilities on offer, Others include ScretnX and GFXMem, For the artists out there Icon Edit awaits to produce customised icons, while NickPrefs adds the option for a I 6 colour designer backdrop, animated pointers and rtOft clicking floppies. Screen Wanker provides a tailor made designer look to your system and transforms the appearance coj* of your Workbench screen forever. N*r v If you have Workbench 2, you need Workstation 2!
Also available: Workstation mi £3.50 GraphicStahon Mrt £4.50 Personal Finance Manager Plus Manage your finances with Personal Finance Manager Plus As easy to use as a calculator. PFM+ enables you to handle Standing Orders & Direct Debits and allows you to set budgets for both expenditure and income.
Improved features include:
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Bundle Of Disks Did you miss out on any of the 1991 Amiga Computing Cover Discs?
Ttw Trope Amiga compatible bghtpen Cafl bt uud h i eempKt* rwptecment for Ow mo UK W « ny appicattom ParticUarty useful In drawing and dewgn, the two button pan provide* tha war wftri a vary db«t method of control TN* package aho includo KW1K04UW ¦ a bghtpen compatible drawing progriir, plu* a Ughtpen dnvtr tfidt alto-* tfk pa" to be uved with moat program that run from Amiga Workbench The Hghtpen n aho compatible v*h: IV, Photon Paint WcrtOmcfi t i '1 3, Bsakchtu, Profession Page, Mvr -x and a«x*omattervs If so, then now is your chance to obtain our pack of 12 cover discs for last year
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Code Product Price 9640 £900 | 9841 teOacJt £9 00' 9839 Ante 91 £15.001 Easy to uta, the Trojan lightpen wdi have you producing davgm and drawings that arc far Mpadpr to idom produced utbtg • mouse Code Product 9670 T.*il*Ar Pro Midi Interface £34.95 Code Product Price 9521 PfflMlEnweMrajrPu £34.99 Thi* ottroctive wedg* thoped Midi Interface incorporate* MJDt-tN, MIDI THRU ond TWO MJDt-OUT port*. The ftof rAbon coble plug} I uses I -LI rrA,|, I nooon COCaC i the pouibiliti** ol data lo» between the compuier ond interface Game Maker's Manual Fun School Specials Paint n Create (for pver 5 years)
- from the makers of Fun School is designed to allow children to exercise their creative talents - with a praCbcal bias Contains 6 exciting modules to express ygvr creativity mjuicaji port* me nai rxxxn ta ibaighf into the Amiga} serial port high guol'ty computer *iondord nfcl that eliminate* the pouibilirie* ol di Amiga Game Maker's Manual - with AMOS Basic by Stephen Hill Stephen i* the author ol Sigirii's bW tellng The Gsmt Mate's Manual for the Atari ST - and he'} the authpr ot the new AMOS (Amiga OperaUtg System) Manual, so nobody it better placed to write the* book.
PRO MO INTERFACE con be petitioned alongside the computer rather than behind it to that twappmg cable* (ram one Midi device to another become} a ample task Cod* Product Price I 9513 PnUribttK* £22 95 I 19614 Sine Mm v £34.05 f Code Product 9993 tahCMMt £19 95 9966 Umiittffs £19.95 9967 fofr? Far £19 95 Merlin's Maths (lor ages 5-11) - 6 fun. Colourful and entertaining modules designed to keep chddren enthralled tor hours The exeroses, which cover all the basic skills, are presented in a user- tnendly and encouraging manner with rewards to keep the child amused while they learn Spelling Fair
(lor ages 7-13) - 6 fun-packed fairground oriented modules giide the chid through the ntncaaes of basic grammer and speBng 3 levels of difficulty and unique reporting laakfy 10 record the chids progress. Corresponds exactly to the National Curriculum.
The tttMv of AMOS. Francois Lonettc, ha* produced the nwt powerful game* programming system. With it, Amiga game* e iivalerw to such best seder* as Xenon 2 and Bicod Money can be produced - it's so straightforward that many people will buy an Amiga smpty to ran AMOS Basic.
PRO MIDI INTERFACE come* widi a disk Wl ol public domain program* allowing immediate ute. Plu* o vter15* guide that explains Midi and how to connte up different dencw to it* computer (Mid cabin not included!
The content! Include Game planning - graphic derign. Mock-ups and ipntes; Shpoe-'em-ups high *peed AMOS sprites, fire control, cobsion detection, background animation; Simulations - from simple 3b movement to flight simulators; Role playing character*, scenario* and magic; Adventure game!
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current state of the Amiga mail order industry, The results were startling, and highlight several serious flaws in an industry which has for years been the subject of vociferous attacks through Ezra's mailbag.
Judging from the answers given to our survey questions, it is dear that only the hardened buyers among you decided that mail order was important enough to warrant comment.
Fully 65 per cent of you have, apparently, placed orders with advertisers five times or more In the last year.
Of all orders placed. 63 per cent were made on the telephone by credit card, and only two per cent (all of whom were younger readers) sent cash in the post Average delivery times varied sharply, but settled at around the five or Six days mark.
Alarmingly. 46 per cent of respondents had suffered the ultimate mail order rip-off when, having ordered goods and paid for them, the goods failed to turn up.
With the high number of credit card sales, this is partly offset by purchase insurance, but it is a deplorable situation all the same.
Complaining What is perhaps more disturbing is that 65 per cent of you have never complained to a magazine about such advertisers, never mind taking the matter to the Trading Standards Officer or the police.
If this indicates a British unwillingness to complain, then the problems with mail order will simply drag on until we become a more bolshy lot Just over half our readers have phoned a company to congratulate them on their excellent service, so why are so few abused mail order customers willing to raise a stink when conned or badly treated!
On a brighter note, after-sales service and technical support m particular came in for a fair degree of positive response.
The average willingness of companies to replace faulty goods was about 60 per cent, though this drops to 26 percent when a full refund is demanded, hinting at the continuing practice for companies from all sectors of the economy to conveniently forget statutory rights.
Over three-quarters of you expressed satisfaction with the technical support you have received - a noticeable improvement if the level of support available a couple of years ago is J J What you had to say about the mail order industry the whole industry, We are hearing a lot at the moment about business and consumer confidence, and if confidence has dropped as much as they say since the mail order survey was taken, it's about time companies took the initiative to bolster their customers at every opportunity.
Customers are a precious commodity these days, and short be invested in rather than simply used. Money spent on technical support helplines, decent delivery services, and staff who art helpful rather than obstructive is money which in the long term will make its way back into the company's coffers three-fold.
Box-shifters who take a short-term view (and there are plenty of them) deserve no better than they get - a shrinking market, disgruntled punters who never return, and liquidation.
With a little more thought and a lot more effort in the customer services sector, mail order confidence will gradually increase.
Judging from our survey, where the general level of confidence (and therefore trust) was only about 60 per cent, the industry needs it as badly as every other industry at the moment anything to go by. As the vast majority feel that they are entitled to technical support no matter what the purchase, be it so humble as a RAM expansion, it's not surprising so many companies have reacted to the demand.
Factors affecting your decision on whether to buy from a company are very difficult to analyse. Most respondents strongly emphasised every criteria we mentioned, with the notable exception of the style of advertisements, which most decided was of little importance.
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Boom box Now have you ever been sat down on a Sunday listening to the latest charts roll in? I expect many of you have, and have you ever thought to yourself that the last record you heard would have been a lot better if the drums were a bit more up tempo or the bass was a bit louder?
If you have been thinking about this, well stop thinking and get mixing because Boom Box - the latest release from Dr T’s music software - is here, and it'll more than likely change the face of music as we know it - sort of!
On the coyer. Dr Ts issues a warning; "Caution; Boom Box may be more fun than you're prepared for."
Boom Box is designed so you can have interactive fun with music. “Fun? You've got to be joking!" Says the experienced muso who spends hours and hours in the recording studio messing and fiddling about with millions of knobs and buttons.
Well that's what it says on the box and it certainly persuaded me to boot up the disks and see what fun was in store.
Once loaded you are presented with a screen which looks like, surprise surprise, a Boom Box. It's got a couple of speakers at the side of the screen, a tape deck at the top of the screen, a few controls dotted here and there and even a tape counter.
It doesn't exactly look like hi-tech stuff, more like something you'd find at Boots for under £15! This screen simply lets you play preset tunes and at the same time mess about with the volume sliders and re-record them to your required taste.
There are four volume sliders. One for the drums, one for the bass, one for the synthesiser and last, but by no means least one for the rap track.
The intriguing rap track is simply the track on which you can play up to six selected samples. This is not the only screen, thank goodness - it would be a bit boring if that was It No. There are another two screens - the Remix screen and the Jam screen.
The remix screen works a lot like the Boom Box screen, only it lets you do a lot more things. You can record your own mix as before, except you now you can change the tempo, add effects with FX sliders and use the solo rap pads to trigger and play samples.
The Remix screen is limited, though - it will let you watch the Amiga Market looks at a wide selection of the very latest hardware and software patterns that are playing, but you can't change the actual patterns.
For instance, if you don't like the bass bit of the tune, you can't actually alter it to a different bass melody apart from turning it down or off. You can add some effects, but even they don't make much difference.
The solo pads are probably one H not the best options in Boom Box. These samples range from James Brown to hardcore rave noises.
The only slight problem is that you tend to get the two different styles of sound (ie funk and rave) in the one set of six solo pads, so when you remix the tune it does sound slightly odd.
The Jam screen gives you the most flexibility in Boom Box thus you’ll find yourself using this screen almost all the time.
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plus It lets you change the patterns. Thtf forces the question,
why have the remix screen in the finfl place?
When I said that it lets you change the pattern I don’t H that it lets you change the pattern completely. On each pattern you can change it so that it hops from one pre-defined pattern to another.
So. You only get a choice of four pre-defined patterns. Kl not as flexible as the package leads you to believe.
In the Jam and Remix modes there is the special FX secooq BoohBox 1.0 .DRW BASS • 111 ¦ ?
44 -1 = RU70 STOP The storage of computer information seems t- have gone full circle. We went from hardware-only games to magnetic cassettes, huge Winchester hard disks to the floppy disk and the compact hard disk.
Then last year things called tape streamer?
Started popping up - pieces of hardware that enabled you to back up floppy disks and even the contents of your whole hard drive.
These systems are still being developed but some American blokes thought: "Hey, if you can d© it with audio cassettes then why not use a video?"
Thus the video streamer was born. It enables you to transfer 400Mb of games or application onto j four-hour video.
I almost burst out laughing when I saw the Vide© Backup System, but it does look like a really badly put together package. Things didn’t improve when l opened the box.
Lying there was a serial port adaptor with tw© phone leads hanging out of the back and another separate phone lead and one disk.
So being very cautious I wired up the hardwan product because I'm sure there is a market out there for this kind of package.
1111111111111111 j} Pitch Shi Hi mnnui ii .EXJ I 44 FI as mentioned previously- You can place the special FX Qn any track.
You can change the FX by using the three slides placed at the top of the screen. The FX time slider changes the dura* tion of the effect, the FX repeats slider sets the number of times the effect i$ repeated and finally the pitch slider changes the pitch of the effect The only problem with this is that when you change the FX for the drum track, the same FX will be used for the bass, rap and synthesiser tracks, so you find all your tracks with Video Backup System accordingly and went ahead with manual in hand.
The first point that must be stressed is that you must have a video with a Video Out port.
Premise number one - I tried to use my video which k quite a modern one but it didn’t have a Video Out port. Once you have found yourself a video with the relevant ports then you must wire up the hardware properly.
The software is a pleasure to use. As soon as you’ve booted up you are faced with simple options that are described in two words.
Once you have chosen an option - for instance, you want to back up a floppy disk - then it will take you through the options with no hassle. It’s all very user friendly.
As soon as you have got to the stage when you have to start the video running the software will run a check to sec if the hardware is set up properly.
Premise number two - on some videos the check the same effects placed on top of them. Not entirely helpful.
Right I'm afraid it's own up time. If you've just read the previous text then you'll probably think that Boom Box sounds fairly promising and you might even think about rushing about buying it Stop, don't do anything rash just yet. I’ve forgotten on purpose about mentioning the actual sound of the music Oh dear Boom Box would be a very good product if it wasn't for the actual sound quality.
The drums are all right, the samples aren't that bad apart from the different styles of music being combined on the same set. The bass isn't that bad even though it's the same bass sound throughout, but the synthesiser is awful.
Have you seen that bit out of Smith and Jones at the end with the two pub musos? Well it's like that, but much, much worse. It just doesn't seem to fit in with all the rest of the tracks. , Not too much of a problem if you like raye music and just fancy the bass and the drums, but not much cop if you don’t Plus most of the tunes sound like they've been written by a drunken out-of-work muso. But they probably made the tunes awful just so that you have to remix them.
Perhaps the only major disappointment about Boom Box just happens to be the most important part of the whole package. At the end of the day anybody who's seriously into music will frown upon Boom Box and even let out a small sneer.
It wouldn’t be too bad as a education package for small school children, simply because it’s so easy to use. Plus they wouldn't really notice the bad points because making music on the school computer would be a lot more fun than playing those blasted recorders and triangles.
Oh and by the way the fun lasts right up to the point where you are just about to click on the Play button.
What could have been one of the best and most fun music packages seems to have faltered at the first hurdles due to someone not thinking things through. It's a damn good idea and maybe someone, somewhere will bring a more improved will register that the hardware is set up incorrectly even when it is not. This is due to a non-standard wiring design.
I also had this problem when using the program. It is possible to turn this checker off but you have to distinguish between having a problem in the first place and your video being different.
Yes, Video Backup may look ungainly and it’s not the most compatible piece of hardware in the world but it does work, it is moderately fast and the logging of the various files is easy.
Plus you can just restore games and applications straight on to a new disk. But make sure you use a new dean tape and look after it when you have done the backing up.
Supplier Zone Distribution Phone: 071-738 5444 Price: £39.95 Zappo hardware range It's always been the case that, should you wish to upgrade your existing Amiga, you'll do it with various bit? And pieces made by companies like Power.
Or you an spend a vast fortune on the best upgrades for your Amiga, using NEC or Cumana floppy drives and a GVP hard drive. But wouldn't it be nice to get the whole thing in a bundle’ Well Zappo have listened. Granted, they don't have a name which ments unending trust, but we thought that their hardware bundle was well worth a look.
The first piece I looked at was the floppy drive. On first mpression it looks like a bog standard floppy drive - most do until you inspect them more closely.
The Zappo floppy is a very sturdy little drive which feels a lot more substantial than some horrible cheap replacement Another thing in its favour is size - there is nothing worse than a really chunky drive that looks like a house brick (who said CDTV?).
It has all the reasonably standard features on it like a jumper switch which enables you to turn your drive off if unneeded, and unlike your internal drive the Zappo is quite quiet and doesn't sound like it's eating your disk.
The next part of the pack that we looked at was the 40Mb hard drive. In my opinion this is one of the best looking A500 hard drives I've seen.
It's very similar to the design pioneered by GVP. Basically it follows the wedge shape of the machine, so when it's plugged in it makes your A500 look like a wheelchair ramp, but it's slightly more aestheually pleasing than just having a metal box plonked on the side.
Where the design outdoes the GVP is in the game switch.
Instead of having a big ugly switch on the top of the drive, all you have to do is hold down the mouse button - it will automatically go to the Amiga hand.
A lot of the A500 hard drives released recently have neglected the fact that you often need to upgrade the amount of memory you have in the machine.
The Zappo has space for up to 8Mb in SIMM chips to upgrade your machine to a bit of a beast.
The controller card on the drive is a dataftyer. Although It’s not the best quality card that you can lay your hands on. It’s pretty reliable. The disk itself is a Conner, more famous for being PC drives but nonetheless haring a good reputation.
As I tell everyone when I review a peripheral, as a rule it’s better that it has its own power supply than running directly from the machine itself - this cuts down on crashes and those infinitely annoying Guru Mediation messages.
The Zappo has the best of both worlds - if the hard drive is your only peripheral it won't matter too much, but if you have various bits and bobs hanging out of your machine then you an power the drive by an external supply. Just to top the collection off we got a Zappo bag. The Zap Sac. This tasty little number is a carry case for the A600 which is cunningly disguised as a rucksack.
Lovingly coloured in retina-melting yellow and blue the bag really does stand out as a bit of a turkey. It even has wide front pockets to stash piles of games in.
I know I'm being a little harsh, several limes in the past I have wished that I had a bag for my A500. It's just a shame that it’s been done in such horrible colour - but I'm no fashion critic.
Noddy’s Playtime Noddy's Pbytime by The Jumping Bean Co is a graded creativity and entertainment package aimed at youngsters between the ages of three to seven.
It does indeed feature Noddy and all his Toytown chums and it ties in nicely with the BBC's animation series due to be screened at the end of the year.
The idea behind this education package is simple. The youngster using Noddy's Playtime has to drive Noddy in his car and explore the magic of Toytown visiting the eight special learning locations. Each location tests the child's abilities.
For example the Railway Station tests the youngster's ability to memorise objects. On the train there are Six people then the shutters close and the child has to guess where one of the people is. He she gets three chances to guess and to help slightly the shutters rise so the child has more chance to guess.
Other locations include the farmyard where the child has to match the two parts of an animal's body together or there is the Post Office which tests the child’s ability at counting.
Each location is topped off with lots of great little animations and sounds. At each location there is the chance to use the junior art package which will help develop the child’s creative ability.
There is the picture colouring section which allows the child to colour in a pre-defined picture or the child can used his her natural talents and do a bit of freehand drawing with coloured pens and spray cans. It'll certainly stop them scribbling all over your kitchen walls.
One of the best options in the junior art package is the electronic “fuzzy felts". I used to love playing with fuzzy felts when I was a small lad and using the package in this way took me straight back to those good 'ole days.
The fuzzy felts idea is very simple and very effective - the program simply has pre-defined brushes and allows the child to Stamp them all over the place.
Now you might be a bit worried about your child using the mouse - well have no fear, the whole system is designed to make everything easy to use.
The mouse system allows the child to click once and then draw, so a child with tiny hands won't have to keep the mouse button down. The art package has user friendly icons so that even the youngest member of the family can learn and have fun.
There is a choice of three carefully defined learning levels so as the child progresses, so does Noddy’s Playtime.
Also included in the package is a comprehensive manual and parent teacher guide, so you will be able to get the best out of the package Overall Noddy's Playtime is an excellent educational package. I certainly had a lot of fun playing it so it's practically assured that child from three to seven will love it I expect buy it and say that they bought it even some parents their kids!
Noddy’s Playtime is bright colourful, easy to use and a loti of fun - the perfect ingredients for a good educational package It says on the advert for Noddy that “Education was never the much fun" and damn it they’re right you know.
Spelling Fair Europress Software is most famous for its Fun School range [ which has proved both extremely popular and enduring over the past few years.
The winning features of this grade A educational software include its colourful characters and ease of use. And the rang! | of activities covered.
Not unnaturally, the firm is keen to capitalise still more on its domination of the competitive children's educational software market, and is now introducing the Fun School Specials range, one of which is Spelling Fair.
The “Specials" have been introduced in response to requests from parents and teachers for software which coven 1 specific activities like spelling, maths and creativity skills « greater depth.
So how does Spelling Fair, which incidentally conforms ts National Curriculum standards, answer the challenge?
For a start, the range of options available with this package, aimed at 7 to 13-year-olds, is exceptionally good. The teacher ; or parent can choose one of 20 existing word lists or input as many of his or her own lists as required, with the obvious advantage of being able to focus on words which are causing pupils problems.
Spelling Fair also includes a special needs bank of words These are to help those with dyslexia or other learning difficii- j ties, for use In Mechanical Grab, one of the program’s sot games which are - as you might expect from the title - al based on fairground fun.
Games are played at one of three levels of difficulty, which can be altered at the press of a single function key. And are also good reporting facilities, so that the tutor can on the progress being made, again at the press of a key.
There check In this way. Any words with which a child has a problem casj be immediately identified.
Perhaps it was simply for variety - or maybe Europresi wanted to avoid any possibility of being labelled sexist • bit tutor or child can also choose which of two characters accompanies them around the fairground attractions.
The default character is an amusing little chap called Arret, j but you can go the options screen and choose his female counterpart Zoe. Instead if you wish.
Some of the six games are more attractive and involve mort j animation than the others, but the graphics in every case art!
Brightly coloured and all should appeal, particularly to youngtr children.
In Coconut Shy. The letters of a correctly spelled word, two or three unnecessary letters depending on level s appear on coconuts. The child clicks the mouse pointer each letter to be removed in turn. After each unnecessary ter is selected. Arnie - or Zoe if she's been chosen - throws a tall and knocks the coconut bearing the selected letter off its stand.
rd. Plu* selected inter om If the child selects an incorrect letter - ie one which forms part of the word - the ball bounces back towards Arnie or Zoe.
When all of the extra letters have been removed, the remaining coconuts jump up and down to a piece of fairground music before the next word is loaded.
Test Your Strength deals with plurals, and features a strongman who has four bell-ringing machines - the kind operated with a massive mallet and brute strength.
Each of the machines carries a possible spelling of the plural of a word, the singular version of which is at the bottom of the screen.
Only by hitting the machine bearing the correct spelling can the strongman ring the bell. The child chooses the machine with the mouse pointer.
Every so often, the strongman is treated to a round of applause by a small audience which grows by one person each time he rings the bell.
Mechanical Grab - I always loved those things, didn't you?
- involves control of a “grabber" with which Amie or Zoe, at the
young student's instigation, picks up part of a word to
complete the rest of the word which appears on a platform.
If the child chooses correctly. Amie or Zoe is rewarded with a chocolate clown.
Depending on whether level I. 2 or 3 is chosen, the child must pick up the end. Beginning or middle of words respectively.
Haunted House deals with homophones. For the uninitiated. These are not ghosts with unusual tendencies, but similar-sounding words.
Amie or Zoe can only get into the haunted house if the child can provide some help in choosing the correct words from several homophones - for instance, there, their and they’re - to complete sentences.
Circus Word is a crossword game. Clues appear at the bottom of the screen as the mouse pointer touches the start- Choose correctly ond you can enter the Haunted House... = ff = Shop Window i i The cheeriest human cannonball in existence?
Ing point of a word in the grid, and answers are typed .n usng the keyboard.
The reward for completing a crossword is a human cannonball show.
In Word Juggle, letters of words appear on |ugglirvg baiis - but some of them are in the wrong order. The child transposes the misplaced letters by clicking on the pairs which are to swap poboom When the correct spelling is arrived at. The child is rewarded with a juggling act.
There are no major problems with this excellent package rrunages u tackle the problems of spelling in some con- nor'aX depth while remaining highly entertaining and visually wy xeractwe.
(y,tn that you can input your own word banks for use with three cf the games (Coconut Shy. Circus Word and Word jjU*1 ¦’« d*pth can. To a great extent, be defined by the tutor However, there are a couple of minor niggles. It wow'd be far more intuitive to click on an OK button after setting options on various selection screens, rather than hitting the Esc key (the 38-page user guide which comes with the package does explain tfx m of the Ek key in this context but you should hardly
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The gude oeff while well written and containing some very Lrsefji kso cf words, does not contain a single screenshot to Mep make explanations clearer.
Ar.d just a few of the definitions from which chttrtn a't expected to find words in some of the games are.
Tc sa» we least, a little less than helpful. For instance, what iour-lccxer word do you get from the clue: “Move in some- ddef!
Are *e talking about moving something in. Or moving inside wmetfxng' In actual fact, we could just as easily be moving on somethmg, because the answer is “ride”!
Forti*uteJy. Other pointers - like, for instance, some letters cf tne answer appearing in the crossword grid as other clues ?
Floptical ¦'Ropucar has to be one of the weirdest names for an Amiga accessory I've ever come across, but this device is definitely not weird at all. In feet it’s rather a neat idea.
All normal disk drives use magnetic signals to store data on an ordinary floppy disk. The Floptical, however, uses a combination of both magnetic and optical signals to store its data, which means you get just over 20Mb per disk.
The Floptical comes in two different varieties - an internal A1500 2000 3000 kit and an external kit which can be used on all machines including the A500.
The Floptical that was used for this review was an external type connected to the through port on a GVP HD8+ working on an A500 Plus, but the Floptical should work on all Amigas with any Workbench.
One of the first things you notice about the external version is its immense size, almost twice the size of the hard drive I was using.
Although the unit is quite large there’s not really a lot inside the casing - just a power transformer, a fan, and the actual drive unit, which looks identical to a normal 3.5m floppy drive unit, though packing much more punch.
The Floptical is a SCSI device which needs a controller to operate. Unfortunately, it does not have a SCSI controller on board, which means it has to be plugged into either a controller of its own or into a through port on the back of an existing controller hard drive. This can be a problem if you don’t have either of these. If you own an Amiga 1500, 2000. Or Technical specs On the performance front the Floptical works far better than a standard floppy. In fact, a decent floppy transfers data at about 100k per second whereas the Floptical does it at around 200k per second with an access time
of around 90ms.
Compared to an average hard drive the Floptical loses out a bit on the speed side of things with a transfer rate of between 600k and I Mb per second and access time around 16 to 30ms.
It must be said that all of these figures depend on which SCSI controller you use, as speeds vary considerably from model to model.
As for future developments, Digital Micronics, the drive’s manufacturers, plan to release cither an 80Mb or 120Mb version very shortly.
3000, you can get a SCSI interface for about £129. But it's not so simple a job on the A500. At the moment there are only a few companies offering SCSI controllers for the A500.
As long as you have a SCSI hard drive with a through port you simply plug the supplied cable from the Floptical to the back of the hard drive, then just plug the power cable in and off you go.
Once up and running the Floptical acts just like a normal disk drive, enabling you to format the Floptical disk as you would a normal disk. Once formatted the Floptical disks can be used for the same purposes as a normal disk.
The makers of the Floptical say it can also read PC, Mac and Amiga, but unfortunately the unit I tested did not. Due to the fact that we didn't have the software needed to mount the drive to read all formats. The software should be available soon, probably before you read this review.
As for what you would use the Floptical for, this Is entirely up to you. It's a pretty good alkounder as far as storage devices go. But as it offers far more storage space than a standard floppy it’s only real opposition comes from the good old hard drive.
There are several points to consider when buying extra storage devices, such as speed, expandability, and price per Mb of space.
If you consider the average price of a hard drive is between £300 and £400 for about 52Mb of storage space against £289 for the internal Floptical and £389 for the external version, then the Floptical seems rather expensive. However, the Floptical once purchased offers far cheaper extra storage space with Floptical disks costing between £12 and £15 each for an extra 21Mb of storage. With a hard drive you have to buy another drive.
All in all I found the Floptical simple and effective in use and would certainly recommend you take a close look at it if you're in the market for more storage space.
When you consider you not only get a Floptical drive but a drive that will read all types of normal floppy disks directly into your Amiga, this starts to justify the price.
As I mentioned earlier, the Floptical is more expensive to buy initially but to expand it is far cheaper than any other device per Mb of storage.
With all this storage space on one disk you would be able to back up enure programs which take up several disks onto one Floptical disk and also back up hard drives without the need for hundreds of floppies.
You would be able to put an enure wordprocessor package and documents onto one disk saving you from disappearing under a mountain of floppies.
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Customisation. The game will allow you to take the European nation of your choice and you will be a'wated an initial squad of 16 players. You can introduce a further 34 players, making 50 in all. Whose names and skills (but not levels) you can define yourself These players are introduced gradually as you discover the weaknesses in your squad and also to create the balance of skills that match your style ot play The original 16 players can be defined m the same way using the EDIT program (free with the game) it you wish, as well as the teams that will make up the oppos t on HEAD COACH V3 "From
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In the traditional number-|uggling soccer management game wng-tecks. Sweepers, formations, styles, tactcs are. At best, cosmetic, 31 worst, meaningless. The unique match simulation at the heart ol Soccer Supremo restores aB these and more, allowing genuine control over team performance In addition to the visual feedback on your team tns match allows substitutions, tactica! Positional changes and workrate instructions lo individual players which then influence the How ol the match Tho mcreaseo realism and control transforms the supreme, but childirY gamepiay ol the traddonal game into a
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DTP Professional Page 3.0 In its latest version. Gold Disk’s Professional Page is an extremely powerful package offering both flexibility to the advanced user and ease of use to the beginner.
Its Arexx-based Genie functions make possible the auto* mated design of pages and quick control of box and text effects, and its direct hot links to ProDraw 3.0, the Article Editor (a bundled text editor), and ProCalc give it an integrated power, albeit with mostly Gold Disk products.
Saxon Publisher 1.2 EM Computergraphic Drawbacks include the program’s sometimes less than intuitive keyboard short-cuts and its strict adherence to boxes, which can restrict design flexibility a little.
In addition, ProPage continues to rely exclusively on CompuGraphic fonts, despite the abundance of excellent Adobe Type I shareware fonts, and although Gold Disk have tried to address this problem with a font converter utility, the conversion process will not work with fonts which have PFM files, insisting instead on the AFM files found in official (and expensive) Adobe fonts.
These grumbles aside. ProPage 3.0 is a powerful top-end Amiga DTP package which always deserves long and thoughtful consideration before the user plumps for a package.
PageStream 2.2 SoftLogik's ugly duckling has. Over the last year, swanned its way to the top in the battle with ProPage due to several bug-fixing revisions and a totally new look and feel with v22.
In terms of features, little now remains to choose between the top packages, but in certain areas. RageStream has a definite edge.
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When purchased with the Hotlinks Editions package, PageStream has instant Dynamic Data Exchange capabilities to match those offered by ProPage’s Arexx Genies, with the added advantage that the system is open ended Hotlinks has still to be taken on board by other major software houses, but if it does take off. PagcStreams support for it will give the SoftLogik product a whole new dimension.
Saxon Publisher is a rather unique product in that it has a very different approach to the user than the other two main packages.
The interface is not based on Workbench 2.04 standards and doesn't have the standard easily recognised icons used by ProPage so it is initially a more difficult program to get into.
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Unlike the other contenders, Saxon frames and boxes can be polygons of any number of sides and decidedly weird shaped text boxes are therefore possible.
This gives Saxon an edge when designing high impact one- off documents such as posters and flyers, but the package is not as suited to multi-page documents as the other big two.
Recommended for the colour fanatic and the user with advertisements or posters in mind. Saxon is probably best left alone when the user is considering magazine or newsletter design.
The screen refresh rate is a lot quicker than in either ProPage or PageStream. But Saxon insists on interlace mode, making a flicker fixer and multisync monitor compulsory purchases.
PageSetter 2 An old. Non-PostScript, program for the amateur user.
PageSetter 2 is restricted to simple documents and has few of the powerful features found on the high-end packages.
It is affordable and easy to use. But for anything other than low quality fanzines or the ubiquitous parish newsletter it is a DTP no-go.
PageSetter is best looked upon as a purchase for those wtshing to dabble in DTP or who want better layout options than those offered by their wordprocessors. A good introduction to Amiga DTP but not a package with which to make your fortune.
The range of shareware PostScript fonts offered by EMC expanded rapidly from a good selection of Softlogik-s' fonts exclusively for use within PageStream to a large col of Type I and CompuGraphic fonts for use in all packages The quality of fonts can vary, but as each five disk costing only £1250 can