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CDTV Publishing 0628 770088 Amiga Robotics arrives at last Since issue 18, we’ve been making the ease that the Amiga is ideal I© control small-scale robotic models but it’s newer yet been done* How, Think Limited has c©me up with an Amiga-driven scale replica of real industrial robots, intended for educational use* The Amiga launch follows a survey which revealed an Amiga-based system would be more popular than any other computer. The Alfred Arm is a fully-articulated production-line robot arm, but is only two-feet high. The arm is controlled from the screen of the Amiga, enabling direct control or a teaching process wherebf a simple program is constructed I© make the arm do a particular task. The basic system costs £36© for educational buyers, though others can also have it for a mere £4© more. Think Limited ©21-384 4188 Serious video tools get cheaper Previously, the only piece of software available to record animations and the like to video frame by frame was Simpatica, an excellent but expensive system, aimed purely at the professional and costing around £1000 (see review, Amiga Format ?). Now Syntronix have announced a new system called Editman which will cost a dam sight less at £499 plus VAT, What’s more, it’s available for a limited period at only £325. Editman will control a domestic VCR at single-frame accuracy, as well as providing audio dubbing and allowing the manipulation of IFF graphics. Other extensions to the system include a computer recording interface at £249, which minimalises the loss of quality when you record computer stuff to video from a composite output. Syntronix claims results are better than with a genlock. Finally, there’s an RGB digitising system (£199.95) with a real-time version available. We’ll take a look at the whole system very soon. Syntronix 0332 298422 Great Valley Products, one of America’s most respected hardware manufacturers and known for the quality of their equipment, has released a new hard card that takes the Amiga to outrageous levels of power. Described as “the uitimate all-in-one Amiga 2000 add-on”, it features a 68030 accelerated processor with up to 16MB of RAM and a SCSI hard drive controller. With the board at max expansion potential, it outclasses even a fully-expanded Amiga 3000, using a faster 33MHz processor (as opposed to the A3000’s 25MHz) and therefore leaves ail the other five Amiga expansion slots free for other uses.

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16 Bit Screens it is the end ot the dlst Uentury. Nearly one
thousand years ago man colonised the moon, and from there
created a range of human mutations which were left to develop
other planets. At the same time, life on earth was destroyed
by a cataclysmic climatic change.
Now the mutant races are at war with each other, and man has returned to Earth, rebuilt civilisation, and forgotten about past adventures.
Deep in Earth City, plans have been made to explore space again. The race has started to develop Earth’s resources, to research new technology, to build for future adventures.
You must control the training, research, resources, production and stores of Earth City in a complex strategic battle to maximise the planet’s supplies. You must construct and pilot the hi-tech space shuttles and ships needed for mankind to venture out into the furthest reaches of the war-torn solar system.
Operation Deuteros has begun.
IECT-3T It J Available in August on Amiga & Atari ST Copyright © 1991 IAN BIRD The biggest release of the last 2 llAHA I two years brings HAM animation D BUSHES • As far as Amiga art packages are concerned, Electronic Arts have pretty much set the standard with their DeluxePaint series. Dpaint 3 has become the absolute favourite paint program for the majority of Amiga users, being used in almost every situation ... except one.
The main problem with Dpaint 3, despite its powerful painting functions and superb animation system, is that the program doesn’t support HAM images. Well now the breakthrough that Amiga artists everywhere have been waiting for has arrived in the shape of DeluxePaint 4.
All the functions that made version 3 such a success have been retained, along with a few rather nifty additions. The first, and possibly most important, change is the inclusion of a HAM mode. Dpaint 4 is pretty much a ground-breaker in this sense, since it is the only HAM paint package so far that also allows you to draw in any of the other modes.
Electronic Arts at £65, £55 and £45 respectively.
If you want to find out how good the new system really is, then you’ll have to get hold of the next issue of Amiga Format We will be giving the product a full review and including a fully-usable demo on the Coverdisk. Well worth looking out for.
Electronic Arts 0753 549442 As well as retaining the powerful and easy-to-use animation process of its predecessor, Dpaint 4 also has a few new methods of making animations. One useful addition is a 'Light Table' function, which allows you to view previous frames underneath the one you are currently working on, allowing you to see how to move an object. An ‘inbetweening’ system is also available, which automatically creates an Animbrush that metamorphosises between two brush shapes.
A whole host of new colour options have been included to make full use of the new HAM mode. The RGB sliders are still there, but the hue, saturation and valence controls have been replaced by a Quantel-like mixing palette, so you can blend any two colours and place them directly in the palette.
Ranges are now independent of the main palette, giving you more freedom to create smooth gradient fills. Fills are also easier due to the addition of five new types of fill. By setting a range, clicking on a fill type and dragging out a line you can create lined, shaped, circle, concentric and high-contrast fills in any direction.
All smoothly shaded.
The new version of the program is due for release at the end of September priced at £89.99, but DeluxePaint 1, 2 and 3 users can obtain an update direct from READ ALL ABOUT IT, USE IT YOURSELF!
Next month, Amiga Format will not only carry an exclusive review of the most exciting software release of the last two years: you will also be able to use the program yourself! On the Coverdisk will be a use- able demo of this exciting HAM paint program: basically, more or less the complete thing, minus a few options such as Save. Look out for it at a newsagent near you from August 11.
CDTV faces the hard questions The competition arrives, CD-based photo albums cause a stir The main rival for Commodore’s CDTV (the new Amiga-plus compact disc drive multimedia machine
- see Issue 24 for full details), is all set to be launched in
the UK. CDI, developed by three leading electronics firms,
over a period of years at enormous expense, and due to appear
under the Philips name, is actually very similar to CDTV in
concept and function, but it has definite technical advantages
over the CDTV.
A CDI player looks very similar to a video and has TV and hi-fi connections, but it has a drawer load for Cds and will also take 5-inch Cds.
Its real advantage is in graphics, where custom design gives it an edge over the CDTV’s Amiga-inherited limitations. It is expected to cost about £750 for the base machine.
Inevitably, the key to whether the machine becomes popular will be the quality of the software available. People will only know what a multi- media player does when they see it doing it. CDI developers are pouring money into quality products and those who have seen such titles like the CDI Sesame Street have reported excellent results.
But Commodore’s UK press man, Andrew Ball, reflects the Commodore view that they have the advantage: “CDTV is already available in this country - a year ahead of CDI - and we’re building up a very healthy software base. By the time CDI gets to Europe, CDTV will have ..... iitmaps fight The Chaos Engine The infamous Bitmap Brothers is currently starting work on another epic production, The Chaos Engine, an arcade adventure set in Victorian England “after a massive gioba! Catastrophe”. The Engine of the title is a huge and mysterious mechanical computer which, in the way of these things,
appears to have run out of control. You control a party of characters who must destroy the deranged device, activating 'power nodes’ along the way to gain access to later levels of dark forests and sprawling industrial workshops. Where’s the Bitmap touch? Weil, not only can you vary your party of characters to bring certain qualities to the fore, you must also face a horde of weird monsters spawned by the power of The Engine. The development process will take a while on this one and release is expected in November.
Renegade: C1, Metropolitan Wharf, Wapping Wall, London The fastest accelerator ever?
Power Computing has just announced that they will be importing the Amiga’s first ever 68040 accelerator card from Germany. Manufactured by ACD, the card uses the Motorola 68040 chip which combines a 68882 maths co-pro- cessor to give a running speed of 18-25 million instructions per second, up to five times faster than a 25MHz A3000, even though the actual clock speed is no faster. Including up to 32MB of onboard 32-bit RAM, this is probably the ultimate tool for ray-tracing and similar intensive uses. Expect a price to match.
Power Computing 0234 843388 The Amiga's latest escapade in the real world is at the King's College Dental Hospital, where a system to train dentists in all the techniques they need has been put together and will be used entirely on an Amiga 3000.
The interactive presentation was put together using Can Do!, the latest version of which is reviewed on Page 138 of this very issue, Pictures of teeth being operated on in all their gory detail were scanned in using Sharp JX-100 and JX-300 scanners (see our DTP feature on Page 27) and The Art Deportment and DeluxePaint III were used to create animations and manipulate the images.
Amiga helps had a good year’s drop on it, a lead which should not be underestimated. By the end of next year, we intend to have at least 150 titles up and running for the CDTV.” Meanwhile, the possible future development of CDTV to make up the technical gap with CDI is already under consideration. We already know that CDTV is expected to be upgraded when a full-motion video standard becomes available. Now Commodore has announced that CDTV will be compatible with Kodak’s latest innovation, Photo CD, which will allow people to pop down and have their snaps transferred to compact disc at a cost
of about a tenner for 24 frames.
Unfortunately, Kodak seems to know nothing about CDTV compatibility for their system, with a spokesman saying he was “amazed at what they are saying”. Then again, a key to success for Kodak will be making their system widely available, so there’s no reason to think it won’t happen. As Commodore UK’s boss Steve Franklin comments: “CDTV is bringing the world of multimedia to consumers and compatiblity with Photo CD will be a vital component.” The problem currently is that CDTV cannot handle any more than 4,096 colours, which is not enough for a photo-realistic display. This again suggests
that CDTV will undergo revisions to keep it up with the latest requirements of the consumer. How soon till CDTV2?
CINEMAWARE SURVIVES If you’d heard rumours that Cinemaware had financial problems, then you’d be right. If, on the other hand, you thought you might never see another Cinemaware game, you’d be wrong. Mirrorsoft has announced that it is to continue with the Cinemaware label in their own right, while the team responsible for Cinemaware games will continue to produce them under a different company name, Acme Interactive. Hurrah! Expect to see the latest class productions Hollerbabes, TV Sports Boxing and TV Sports Baseball soon.
Mirrorsoft 071-928 1454 The smallest hard drive ever?
An internal hard drive might seem like a completely ludicrous idea, but ICD’s new Novia 20i is, you have to admit, an incredible piece of miniaturisation. The price of such tiny technology is inevitably high, at around £400, but the potential of an Amiga 500 with a 20MB internal hard drive is enormous: it’s possibly the most powerful compact system you could imagine. It even includes support for the A-Max 2 Macintosh emulator. We’re not quite sure who’s distributing it over here, but more details very soon.
ICD 0101 815 968 2228 tooth-pullers 1 0 AMIGA FORMAT AUGUST 1 99 1 Get? Serious Get to know us When You're GOLD DISK - serious software for the Amiga.
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Professional Page 2.0 the best gets better if!! Desktop Publishing. For everything from a note to a newsletter to advertisements like I vR RIa this, Professional Page 2.0 can make your task easier, and your output more ySsfljBl A professional. Outline fonts. Text and graphic rotation. Style tags. Built-in word processor spell checker. Pantone and 24-bit colour support. And continual gaRBirefinement keeps Professional Page on top. "...The best all round workhorse has got to be Pro Page 2.0. It’s solid and totally trouble free." - Amiga Format 3 91.
ShowMaker the complete desktop video solution ShowMaker makes it easy to create exciting video productions right on the desktop.
Whether you simply need to sequence animations, or you need to control full motion video with Toaster effects and MIDI, ShowMaker can make you a professional. And it’s compatible with the PAL broadcast standard. "For independent producers, ShowMaker is a big step forward." - Television-Broadcast magazine 7 90.
Free-form personal information manager HyperBook is the ultimate Amiga tool for quickly and easily managing information and creating interactive presentations. Simply by pointing and clicking you can create applications like personalized appointment calenders, business presentations with interactive charts and graphs, and free-form educational teaching "books".
"Value: Excellent. Nothing else on the market comes close." - Amiga Format 4 91.
Gold Disk Office complete integrated business package 11 Gold Disk Office is everything you need to succeed in business or set up a great II home office: Powerful Spreadsheet, Graphing program, Database, Word 11 Processor with English Spell Checker, and Desktop Publishing program. All m the programs in Gold Disk Office are designed to work together and take full advantage of the Amiga’s powerful multitasking. "...A package of five separate and powerful business programs that are as easy to use as they are to buy." - These are just four of a complete and growing line of professional grade
software from Gold Disk. Also look for The Advantage spreadsheet, MedioShow presentation package, PageSetter home publisher, TransWrite high performance word processor, Gold Disk Type outline fonts, and others.
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PrMcir Request for further information at protar Ltd. • Park House • Greenhill Crescent Watford Business Park • Watford Herts WD1 8QU Tel. 092 354133 24 23 07 • Fax 092 321 20 46 Amiga is a registered trademark of Commodore-Amiga, Inc. More games hit CDTV The latest titles to be completed for CDTV are another On-Line adventure, The Hound of the Basken illes, and Readysoft’s Wrath of the Demon. The Hound is a step forwards for On- Line’s clever authoring system, an adventure based on Conan-Doyle’s most famous Sherlock Holmes story, while Wrath is a graphically exciting arcade adventure in a
much more traditional computer game mould.
CDTV Publishing 0628 770088 Amiga Robotics arrives at last Since issue 18, we’ve been making the ease that the Amiga is ideal I© control small-scale robotic models but it’s newer yet been done* How, Think Limited has c©me up with an Amiga-driven scale replica of real industrial robots, intended for educational use* The Amiga launch follows a survey which revealed an Amiga-based system would be more popular than any other computer.
The Alfred Arm is a fully-articulated production-line robot arm, but is only two-feet high. The arm is controlled from the screen of the Amiga, enabling direct control or a teaching process wherebf a simple program is constructed I© make the arm do a particular task. The basic system costs £36© for educational buyers, though others can also have it for a mere £4© more.
Think Limited ©21-384 4188 Serious video tools get cheaper Previously, the only piece of software available to record animations and the like to video frame by frame was Simpatica, an excellent but expensive system, aimed purely at the professional and costing around £1000 (see review, Amiga Format ?). Now Syntronix have announced a new system called Editman which will cost a dam sight less at £499 plus VAT, What’s more, it’s available for a limited period at only £325.
Editman will control a domestic VCR at single-frame accuracy, as well as providing audio dubbing and allowing the manipulation of IFF graphics. Other extensions to the system include a computer recording interface at £249, which minimalises the loss of quality when you record computer stuff to video from a composite output. Syntronix claims results are better than with a genlock. Finally, there’s an RGB digitising system (£199.95) with a real-time version available. We’ll take a look at the whole system very soon.
Syntronix 0332 298422 Great Valley Products, one of America’s most respected hardware manufacturers and known for the quality of their equipment, has released a new hard card that takes the Amiga to outrageous levels of power. Described as “the uitimate all-in-one Amiga 2000 add-on”, it features a 68030 accelerated processor with up to 16MB of RAM and a SCSI hard drive controller. With the board at max expansion potential, it outclasses even a fully-expanded Amiga 3000, using a faster 33MHz processor (as opposed to the A3000’s 25MHz) and therefore leaves ail the other five Amiga expansion
slots free for other uses.
GVP have also introduced a Series II version of their world-beating Impact add-on hard drive for the Amiga 500, with a renewed VLSI technology at the heart of the beast reflecting the advances in GVP’s Amiga 2000 cards, incidentally, GVP has pulled out of their exclusive UK distribution deal with Power Computing, but we will bring you full details of UK distribution, and pricing, next issue when we review the new GVP hardware.
GVP 0101 215 337 8770 The hardest hard card ever?
M Writers Salary according to experience Future Publishing, Britain’s fastest-growing publisher, is looking for talented and enthusiastic writers to join the team launching PC Format - the entertainment magazine for the world’s most popular computer.
• Launched in 1985
• Now over 200 staff
• Market leader in computer titles
• Exciting launch plans
• Britain’s fastest-growing publisher
• 14 national newsstand magazines. Namely: PC Plus, Amiga Format,
ST Format, Commodore Format, PC Answers, Amiga Power, Amiga
Shopper, 8000 Plus, New Computer Express, Amstrad Action, Your
Sinclair, Sega Power, Needlecraft and Classic CD.
The magazine is going to be exciting, hard hitting, colourful and informative in its presentation of games, graphics, music, shareware and more for the IBM PC and compatibles, so you need to have:
• a working knowledge of the PC scene
• the ability to write lively, readable copy
• the personality to fit into a dynamic team
• the belief that the PC is great for games
• the desire to live in beautiful Bath You will be working on one
of the most exciting and challenging launches of the year,
where the work will be hard but rewarding.
If this sounds like the job for you, write a letter of application, a CV and either samples of published work or 500 words on Why Computers Need Magazines, and send the lot to Lauren Evans, Human Resources Manager at the address below.
Future Publishing Ltd, Beauford Court, 30 Monmouth Street, Bath, BA12BW Tel: (0225) 442244 The extraordinary HAM-E As more details emerge about HAM-E, the more extraordinary it begins to seem. HAM-E is a 24-bit system at a very low cost, because it's based on an external manipulation of the display rather than internal trickery common to most 24-bit or 32-bit framebuffer cards. The upshot of all this is True Colour' displays featuring up to 20-odd thousand colours per screen from a possible 16-odd million. The first HAM-E boards are, even now, arriving in this country courtesy of UK distribu
tor Checkmate and will cost only £299 for the basic model, a price which seems even lower when you discover that it includes: a full 24-bit paint pro-' gram that can save images in the new IFF24 standard and an image processing program which is already being widely praised as the best of its kind.
All hype? Possibly. Find out in a full review next issue.
Checkmate 071-923 0658 The amazing Atari Lynx is the complete portable colour entertainment system. The stunningly powerful 16-bit graphics engine produces outstanding colour, crisp graphics with immense animation, superb sound and an unparalleled depth of gameplay.
The complete entertainment system would not be complete without great software and peripherals, the Lynx has both. There are 17 titles available already with many more under development and utilities include Kitbags, | Adaptors to run the Lynx off the car battery and cables to I connect up to 8 Lynxes for unsurpassed multi player action.
Please send me more details about the Lynx, its peripherals and other Atari products.
NAME ADDRESS Atari Corp UK Ltd, Atari House, Railway Terrace, Slough SL2 5BZ SPIRACY " Heralded The American Computer Role-Playing Game of the Year!"
TIKES SCIENCE FICTION " ' 110!
The four legendary Frontier Wars have passed,each started by the Zhodani and each ending in a shaky peace.... BUSED MEGHTHUVELLER BT GHME DESIGNERS' WORKSHOP, THE WORLD'S MOST P0P0LU0 SCIENCE FICTION GAMING SYSTEM VEUSUTIEITY MTEBLQPEfi The most sophisticated character generation system ever devised: five military classes, more than 70 talents and abilities. Allows player to conhol character development through 5 services: Army, Navy, Marines, Merchants and Scouts.
WufflP !£ cciiip te eis SUMJ. PULS l&JHZ fflISS KUHNim FIREPOWER 72 varied skills to learn and use including medical, piloting, communications, laser weapons, bribery, demolitions and handgun.
Realistic, combat sequences let you control each of your characters individually, while still giving general combat orders to the other members of your party. Utilise more than 30 weapons and skills in this advanced combat system.
"MegaTraveller 1, a game that truly warrants the highest level of praise, the attention to detail makes it exceptional!"
Supports Ad Lib Music Card and Real Sound for state-of-the-art musical score, digitized speech and realistic sound effects.
"MegaTraveller 1 is one of the finest role- playing computer games in at least the last three or four years."
"MegaTraveller 1 is one of the best science fiction role-playing games ever for the computer."
QUOTES TAKEN FROM DRAGON MAGAZINE U.S. & QUEST BUSTERS MAGAZINE U.S. Copyright © 1990 Paragon Software Corporation and Game Designers' Workshop.
TRAVELLER and MEGATRAVELLER are registered trademarks of Game Designers' Workshop. Licensed to JEMPXRF SOFTWARE. All rights reserved.
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TEL: 0268 541212 Now with the help of corrupt Imperium officials the Zhodani and the Outward Coalition are planning a fifth.
Smuggling arms to traitorous groups within Imperium borders the Zhodani are planning to strike from within.
Imagination Flexible gaming system supports any playing strategy and allows multiple solutions to problems and obstacles.
Resourcefulness Saving the universe costs money: a detailed bartering system lets players earn Imperial credits through 28 planets and satellites to explore in 8 systems filled with exciting puzzles, dangerous subplots and interesting characters to encounter.
Interplanetary trading, with 30 types of cargo.
SCREENSHOTS TAKEN FROM IBM PC VERSION cgurhge ISTATION IpjiSTl Rssic-n ON THE DISK MEGALOMANIA Lead your nation to technological enlightenment and wipe out competing peoples in this innovative playable demo of the forthcoming Imageworks game.
PIC OF THE MONTH Fantasy continues to dominate, but when the graphics look this good it’s not surprising. Check out the winner on P20.
JUMPER Think you’re fast with a joystick? Try this version of Frogger - dodge the traffic, leap over the logs, mind the diving turtles and get home. Instructions on PI9.
RUNME Why not have a list of available programs and just click on the name to run it? More on this hard drive utility on PI9.
FORTUNE Bored with Workbench? Want something to make your computer more interesting? Get the fortune-cookie program up and running and contemplate famous quotes with the help of fortune P20 LAST HOPE Oh dear - you’ve accidentally deleted a file. Try and fix bad disks with the aid of Last Hope, the file saver and all-round good guy. Read all about it on P20.
CRACKER Code breaking anyone? Go on, give it a try - you have four attempts to guess the computer’s combination. It’s not at all easy because the computer chooses from five colours. It’s on P20.
TEXTENGINE Is this the last text editor to appear on the Coverdisk? Never mind, it’s the best one I’ve received for a long time. P20.
BEEB-BASE Good heavens, a BBC database program Lots of people have asked for some so I’m only too happy to oblige. Read all about it on P19.
GETTING STARTED If you want to see the playable demo, MegaLoMania, then turn on and insert the Coverdisk. If, on the other hand, you want to appreciate the other programs you will need to turn on your machine, insert your Workbench disk and once Workbench has loaded, use it to examine the Coverdisk. Note: to run BeebBASE you will need a BBC emulator program.
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This month’s totally agreeable disk is packed full to the brim with games, utilities and demos, PAT McDonald is the man who helps you get the most out of your Coverdisk.
MEGALOMANIA IMAGEWORKS PAL NTSC lever stop inventing things! That’s the key to the game. Remember to click on the number under the nan to increase the number of inventors and reduce development time.
Welcome to the latest god game.
MegaLoMania has three main elements - designing inventions, building up your nation, and trashing the opposition. The demo on the Coverdisk has only two islands to conquer, but you'll find understanding the different elements quite enough at first.
Assuming you have the game up and running in front of you, here’s how to beat the first level.
The full game has 28 different islands across 10 time zones, but then again it’s much, much bigger than this little demo.
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right-hand mouse button rather than the left, it will be
indicated in the writing. The first level is Aloha, and is a
simple bash between you (the red team) and the yellow team.
Click on the top section of the map to start.
You start off with 25 faithful disciples. These people will gradually breed, up to 511 per settlement. It's no good just leaving them to it though - everyone needs a role in life, and you are the demi-god leader so get busy!
. First, click on the ideas icon - this looks like a lightbulb. From here, you can organise research into three different areas - from left to right these are castle structure, castle defences and offensive weaponry. It’s a good idea to start inventing defences first - just use the humble stick from the middle menu.
This brings up an equation with a picture of one of your people in the middle. Clicking with the right button will add people to the research program, making the design time shorter - this is indicated by the clock to the right of the little man. Add about 10 people to get the best results, and click on the big light bulb to return to the main menu.
To make the research time shorter, you can speed up the game by clicking the right button on the little man at the top of the screen. Notice he changes into a running man. Use the left button to slow down again if you want.
Once the stick has been invented a speech sample will tell you and a new icon will appear on the main menu. It looks like a bowman inside a circle - castle defence! Click on it, then on the stick, and finally on the holes for ’ your starting castle. If an army appears the defenders will wipe out as many as they can - but be prepared to fill up the holes as defenders die too.
Building a better castle Increasing your castle's structure helps your people fend off attacks. This is achieved in the same way as inventing a stick, but you should click on the left-hand set of shields instead - the higher the number on the shield, the better the increase. Again, you should click on the number of people to assign to the project with the right button, and then go back to the main menu by clicking on the large light bulb.
Very often, increasing the castle defences will mean building a mine. This happens automatically, but be prepared to put people into it - a shovel icon appears on the main menu, and you should use the right button to have people producing raw materials.
Once you have a stronger castle (it changes from a wattle and daub hut to something much beefier) it's time to face the enemy. First, you need to invent a weapon - a catapult should do, but the spear is better if available.
Got a weapon invented then?
Click on the ‘crossed swords' icon on the main menu, select the weapon (it will have ‘OK' underneath, which means that it can be manufactured) and press the right mouse button until either you run out of people or the 'OK' disappears. The latter means that you are running short of materials - it will come back when you have some more.
Once you have an army (about 100 people should do for Aloha) click on the enemy sector on the island map, and you shall hopefully wipe out the yellow team. Hooray!
You've won!
The next sector is much more difficult, as you face the blue and yellow teams simultaneously, and the island of Cilia is bigger and more interesting than Aloha. Don't trust anyone who offers you an alliance, and have fun.
Jumper, a game full of frogs, is instantly recognisable as an incarnation of an old arcade game called Frogger. It’s fast, fun and very tricky. The idea is to guide your frogs across the road, then across the river, into the holes at the top of the screen using just a joystick and your reactions.
To run it, turn on your machine, insert your Workbench disk, wait until it has started and the drive light has gone out, and insert the Coverdisk. Double click on the Coverdisk icon, then on the Jumper drawer icon, and finally on the Jumper icon marked M25. You may need to close some of the other windows if your memory is low.
RUNME CHRIS FRYER PAL NTSC This program does not work straight from the Coverdisk. So what’s the point of including it, I hear you ask? Runme is a program launcher which allows you to have a lot of programs available at once, (such as on a hard disk or possibly on lots of floppies). It gives a list of programs available, and to run them all you do is click on the name. This saves looking for the program, digging through drawers and similar practices.
The idea is that you write a file called buttonlist which lives in the S drawer of your startup disk.
When Runme is called, it looks for such a file, and if Runme finds one, it starts working. There is an example of a buttonlist in the S directory on the Coverdisk, and more information on using the program can be found by double clicking the Runme.readme icon.
Nnhf i( nn9 BEEB BASE DIAMOND BRAGANZA PAL ONLY What’s this, a program that doesn’t run on a standard Amiga? It’s a response to the many enquiries I’ve had about programming in BBC BASIC. In a nutshell, all those misbegotten educational establishments that still insist on using the language, and lots of readers who need to use it are having problems with using the emulators.
So here’s a program which you can study, to see how BBC databases work. It does work with the BBC emulator - just copy all the icons onto your emulator disk by clicking and dragging them over. Programmers please note that the database program itself (BBCBase) is in a drawer called Drivejnf, which is in the Beeb-Base drawer.
FORTUNE JIM FINNS PAL NTSC LAST HOPE MANUEL LEMOS PAL NTSC JmlFoptune nunbep 393 MiOi Chui'chiU's Connentary on Han: Han will occasionally stumble over the truth, time he will pick hinself up and continue on.
But Most the Fortune can be ironic, cynical, or just downright silly.
Ever since programmers started going to Chinese restaurants there have been fortune-cookie programs. These don’t do much, but can relieve the stress commonly associated with computers.
To run it, turn on your computer, insert your Workbench disk and wait until the drive light goes out. Then insert the Coverdisk, double click on its icon and then double click on the Fortune icon. A quote will be displayed, from the included fortune data. Then press the space-bar to get yourself another fortune.
More information on setting up your own fortune data can be found by double clicking on the Fortune readme icon.
CRACKER I TEXT ENGINE GARY MAYHEW PAL NTSC gi NICHOLAS HARVEY PAL NTSC Want a program to write with?
TextEngine is an easy-to-use writing program for quickly knocking up bits of text with the minimum of fuss. It’s got menus, it’s got word count, and it can print out in different styles (bold, italics, underlined and so on).
The best way to find out about it is to try it out. Switch on the machine, insert your Workbench disk and wait until it has finished loading: that is the drive light goes out. Insert your Coverdisk, and then double click on its icon.
Double click on the TextEngine drawer, and finally on the TextEngine icon itself.
Type a few lines of text first.
To select an option from the menus: keep the right mouse button pressed, and move the mouse pointer to the selection you want, and then let go of the mouse button. Note that printer options (underline, italics, bold and so on) show as funny characters, but they print out fine on a printer.
This will take you back a bit. The old guessing game of Master Mind, reincarnated on the Coverdisk. It’s entirely mouse controlled, looks good and plays fast.
There are two ways to start it going: you can either start up your machine, insert your Workbench disk and wait until the drive light goes out, then insert the Coverdisk, double click on its icon and on the Cracker icon... If you have 512K of memory, you must use the second method.
It’s faster but you have to do a tiny bit of typing. Start up your machine, insert the Coverdisk and press the Control key and the D key simultaneously - keep them down until you see the word ‘Break’ appear. Then type in Cracker and press Return. There’s nothing to it when you know how, is there?
After you’ve entered in a guess, the computer will put red and white markers next to it. A red marker means a correct guess, and white means the right colour but the wrong position. Happy guessing - the best I’ve done is four guesses.
PIC OF THE MONTH ALISTAIR McNALLY PAL NTSC PLAYING IT You have 10 guesses to try and break the code. This consists of four coloured pegs - red, green, yellow, blue and brown. Not only must you get the colour right, but the position too. Just click on the colours to guess.
You're worst nightmare has just happened. You’ve deleted an immensely important file from a floppy disk, and there's no ‘undelete’ function available from the Shell or CLI. What do you do to get your file back?
Last Hope was written with this specific situation in mind. It can scan a disk, looking for all possible files on it. After that it lets you copy files from one place to another, not just restoring the old one but actually putting it somewhere safe. Not only that, but it can attempt to repair a damaged file - although as the programmer states in the documentation, FixDisk or Quarterback Tools (reviewed in this issue on Page
141) are much better at this.
The down points to the program are that it doesn’t work with Fast File System (FSS) disks, that is most drives or floppies formatted with the FFS. The FFS doesn’t work particularly well with floppies unless you’re using Workbench 2 anyway - it goes slower than the old system.
LOADING IT Turn on your machine, insert your Workbench disk and wait until the drive light has gone out. Insert the Coverdisk, double click on its icon and then double click on the Last Flope icon.
There are three options from Last Hope, but ‘about Last Hope’ just brings up some info about the program, and ‘Quit’ is self-explanatory. The only useful one is ‘Diagnose Volume' so click on it.
Pop the disk with the deleted damaged file into a drive, and click on the box with the disk name on it - dfO: if you've got one drive.
The program will now scan the disk, looking at every possible file it can copy (including deleted damaged files). Once it's finished, you can select the files you want to copy, and where you want them to go. Easy as pie, but if you’re a bit unsure, copy the disk with the deleted damaged files first before you set Last Hope on it.
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standard conditions of sale h & OH BACKING UP YOUR DISK It's worthwhile using a copy of the Coverdisk - indeed any disk - and keeping the original safe. This may sound like a complicated task suitable for techno-buffs only, but it is surprisingly simple to do, provided you follow these instructions very carefully:
1. Always write-protect your disk. Move the tab so a hole is
showing.
2. Copy the Coverdisk and use the copy, not the original.
Instructions for copying the disk are given below.
3. Read the instructions when using the programs.
First turn on your machine and load the Workbench (one of the disks everyone gets with their Amiga). Once the Workbench screen appears and the drive light goes out, remove your Workbench disk and insert the Coverdisk. Once the drive light has gone out your screen should look like the above.
After the computer has read part of the Coverdisk, it will once again display a requester box asking for the destination disk to be put into dfO:.
Put the disk that you want the Coverdisk copied to in the drive. This procedure of swapping disks will continue until all of the disk has been duplicated.
Next, move the mouse pointer to the Coverdisk icon and click once with the left mouse button - the icon will highlight. Press the right mouse button and keep it down. The words ‘Workbench', ‘Disk’ and ‘Special' will appear at the top left of the screen. Move the pointer to the word 'Workbench', and a menu will drop down. Select the ‘Duplicate' option: you should have got this far.
Eventually, you will end up with two Coverdisk icons, one has the name ‘Copy of Coverdisk 22’. Click once on this with the left mouse button to highlight it. Bring down the ‘Workbench’ menu again (by holding down the right mouse button and moving the mouse pointer to the top left) but this time select 'Rename' from the menu. Let go of the right mouse button to select the Rename option.
The computer will ask you to insert the Workbench disk again - it needs to read the command to copy disks. After you've done this, a boxed message (a requester box) will appear, asking you to insert the source disk. Insert the Coverdisk once again and click on the 'OK' option with the left mouse button.
The name of the disk will appear in an elongated box - you don’t need to insert Workbench again because the Rename command is built into the machine. Press the ‘Del’ key (next to the ‘Help’ key) to remove the ‘Copy of' part, and press the Return key to make the computer put the new name to copy.
We duplicate over 150,000 disks every month. Out of all those, obviously a few will be faulty. If the disk or any of the programs will not load or run properly, there may be a problem. Don't panic!
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The Problem with Archipelagos Some people have been complaining that they can't get off level 10 of Archipelagos, one of the two full games given away with last month’s issue. Indeed, some have noticed that this happened with the original game. The problem is that two of the stones will not crack, but give a dull clang when clicked on.
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It's not a bug, we didn’t miss anything and there's nothing extra either. The fact is that there must be a continuous land bridge between a stone and the main obelisk, in order for the stone to be destroyed You have to make these land bridges by pressing the FI key. Note that “continuous” means no diagonal joins, the land path must go up down left and right. Apologies to all those poor tormented souls out there who could progress no further.
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kind of quality you need. As cash allows, choose 24- pin
printers over 9-pin; ink-jets over dot-matrix and laser
printers over ink- jets. For professional output, publishers
use imagesetters. These are large printers that use either
lasers or LEDs to give a very-high quality output onto
photographic film, which is then developed and sent to the
printers. To increase the quality of cheaper printers, try
printing the page out bigger-and reduce it using a copier, or
copy camera: this gives a much higher resolution final page.
We would like to express our thanks to Andrew Hinton and the DTP Bureau at Waterfront Design, 843 Western Boulevard Nottingham MGS 5EG. Tel: 0602 420528. Without their help this article would not have been possible.
Owhere have computers had a greater impact in recent years, than in newspaper and magazine publishing. From the Wapping dispute to the smallest magazine house, publishing has been revolutionised. Now, that better software and peripherals are appearing, more and more people are seeing the Amiga as an excellent choice for DTP.
But what exactly is DTP and how is it done with an Amiga?
Everyone knows that DTP stands for desktop publishing, but what does this actually mean?
In Times past’ the writer did the words, the compositor put them together in one long column called a galley and then the art person cut the strip up and stuck them onto a new page to form the finished page. Any pictures were put in by a reprographics house after the page left the art department and before it got to the printer. DTP puts all of these processes into a package of computer, printer and scanner so small that it fits onto the top of a desk.
All DTP systems - no matter how great or small they are - have five basic components.
• The input device. To get images onto an electronic page some
kind of scanner is needed. At the lower end this can be a video
frame grabber, a hand-held scanner or a digitising tablet.
Prices start around £200. As the quality required rises, so
does the price. Colour scanners start at around £600, rising to
£5- 10,000 for high-quality flatbed scanners although really
high-end kit goes for £20-£50,000.
• The computer. In theory any computer can be used for DTP,
although if you want to do anything more complex than simple
monochrome work, you need a fast (say 68000+) processor, or a
good deal of patience. A good chunk of memory (both RAM and
disk) is essential and at the lower end of the scale, adding
more memory to your Amiga will give you the best performance
for cash improvement. If you want to get serious, a hard disk
is also essential.
• The software. The three main bits of software used in DTP are
paint and image manipulation packages, word processors and page
make-up programs. If you have to. If you are building up
slowly, or don't want to spend serious amounts of cash at the
start, go for the best page make-up package you can afford. You
can always type your text directly into it and if you buy a
scanner, the (usually) rudimentary software that comes with it
should do enough to get you buy. In the end the quality of
output and speed with which you can work depends heavily on the
quality of your page make-up program.
10 things you absolutely, have to know ? Oet lv 'about 1 DTP Tknow what it is you are trying to say.
Think about what you are trying to do. What is your magazine fanzine newspaper newsletter etc about? Who are you aiming it at? What do they want to know about the subject you are writing about? The most common mistake that newcomers to DTP make is that they are so stunned by the vast range of techniques at their fingertips that they try to use them all, at once, on the same page. No matter how important your message is if you print it in 14 different sizes of FuturaExtraBoldCondensed Bold Italic in red ink on purple paper, no-one is going to read it. It may look pretty, but successful
magazines have to be read much more than they have to be pretty.
Moral: The medium is not the message, the message is the message, 2 Have a plan.
Before you start slapping pictures and text into your page you should have a rough idea of what you’re trying to achieve. What type-faces are you going to use? How many columns are you going to have? How wide are they going to be? The way to bring some form to your publication is to use a grid. One simple and flexible grid system is a seven-column grid. All you do is divide your page (excluding margins) into seven thin columns. You don’t use them as seven individual columns, but combine them to give a wide variety of different layouts. All the thumbnails (small, rough, page sketches) on this
page are based on a seven-column grid.
Moral: Look before you leap.
Keep it simple and constant.
3 One of the reasons that people keep reading the same magazine month after month is because they know where everything is. Look at the mag you’re reading now. If you’ve been reading Affor more than a couple of issues, you’ll know where the games pages are.
Where the graphics bits come and where the serious stuff starts. Even if you open the magazine at random you’ll know exactly where you are before even reading a word, because each section has its own individual look. Most good mags are the same. To build up reader confidence, pick a style for each section and stick with it. Keeping type-faces, headlines and layout consistent help to give your publication an air of professionalism.
Moral: Familiarity doesn't breed contempt.
4 Choose your fonts with caution.
Take note of font names.
There is some order to the way that fonts are named, but not much. A typical font family will have one typeface that can be used in any of four styles: plain, italic, bold and bold italic. You may also find different weights in the same style (such as Helvetica Medium, Helvetica Black). However creative dudes like type designers rarely stick to the rules, so there are now many fonts with ‘built-in boldness’ such as FuturaBoldCondensed. On no account should you try to enbolden a type-face such as this. Not only does FuturaBoldCondensed Bold look awful, if you try to print it on a
high-resolution PostScript device it won’t come out properly and may reflow (when the printer makes changes to the text, forcing some text off of the page). There is a wide range of fonts available from suppliers such as Gold Disk (publishers of Professional Page). Alternatively if the font you want is only available as an Adobe PostScript font (and you have access to a Amiga with a Mac drive) there is another answer. Mirror Image in Canada sell a whacky utility called My Font that converts any PostScript font into one usable bv anv Amiaa.
Moral: families, If there’s one thing that makes a well-designed magazine, it s the careful choice of fonts. Most professionally-designed magazines use no more than four or five fonts. Other than special’ pages such as news - where you might like to use two or three different headline faces - all you really need is one typeface for headlines and one for body copy (the main chunk of words). Any more and the page begins to get so confused that the reader will get lost, give up and go elsewhere for the information. One serif (letters with curly bits on the end) and one sans serif (no curly bits
- like this one) will probably be all you need.
5 Moral: Less is more.
6 Set realistic and firm deadlines.
All magazines must work to deadlines. Commercial ones go out of business if ' Ti' thev don’t. No matter how cool and creative you are deadlines are the one area , T where you have to be a dictator. If you’re charging a cover price or selling adver- tSV*,,. Tising, people you can only make money if you come out on a regular basis. It ;T , doesn’t matter if the deadline is only once a lunar year as long as every knows when it is and the magazine comes out when it should.
When dealing with contributors, always set firm deadlines, preferably with a bit of leeway. If anyone is late - even if there’s plenty of time left to finish the magazine - let them know you are less than happy. When setting your own internal deadlines, be realistic and set reasonable targets. Better to get them right in the first place, than to continually move and set them back. A deadline’s not a deadline if it isn’t kept.
Moral: Deadlines are when you finish, not start the job.
Check everything twice (at least).
If there’s one person that could simply and easily improve any magazine, it’s a good proof-reader. Always read the final version of every thing you print. Don’t just look at the headlines or how pretty the page looks, but look at the spelling, punctuation and grammar. And if you see a mistake correct it, don’t let it slip through. Be especially careful with people’s and product names, addresses and telephone numbers because these are the things that your readers will be most inconvenienced by if they are wrong. Ideally get someone else to do the proof-reading, because if you have been working
hard on a piece you could become blind to any mistakes.
7 A quick guide to the buzz words of DTP and what they mean to you and me.
There is no excuse for misspelt headlines and offenders should be severely beaten and have their copy of Lemmings removed for at least a week.
Moral: Close the stable door before the horse has the chance to bolt.
G Read everything Good design isn’t created, it’s ripped off from somewhere else. Read magazines, books, posters, anything. Look at your mother’s magazines, your brother’s and sister’s comics and your father’s magazines (the ones he’ll let you...). You don’t have to read every story about jam making or needlecraft, but pay attention to how they are laid out; how they use space and headlines, and where they put the pictures. See how other people have approached the same problem as you, and if you see anything you like, use it! But remember, building on other people’s ideas is OK, ripping off
their stories and pictures is not.
Moral: Check the competition.
9 Especially the instructions.
There are very few games that you can’t take out of the box and play without reading the instructions. The same cannot be said of DTP software. It is a constant source of amazement to us that some people shell out large amounts of cash for an exciting piece of hardware or software and then either break it or fail to understand it because they can’t be bothered to read the instructions. Always read the manual cover-to-cover before doing anything else. With complex programs such as Professional Page the amount of time you will save if you can memorise the manual is immense. In addition if
anything goes wrong, read the manual again before calling anyone for help, so you don’t waste their time and make yourself look a fool in the process.
Moral: Read the instructions before turning anything on.
Break the rules.
10 Feel free to ignore any of these guidelines if you feel it will improve the look of your publications. As a DTP user you have the power of the editor, designer, compositor, sub editor, proof-reader and production person at your fingertips, so don’t be afraid to use it. Experiment.
Moral: You cant win the race if you don't enter.
Alphanumeric Letters and numbers.
Ascender The part of a lower-case letter that rises above the main body of the letter (b, d, f, k, I etc).
Bleed Printing that extends over the edge of the finished page.
Body copy i6s The words that make up the main story. The main text.
Caption Text that accompanies an illustration (usually explanatory).
Copy Any text to be printed.
Deadline.
Time when copy has to be handed in (also rhetorical cf: Damien, what Is a deadline?).
Descenders The part of a lower-case letter that falls below the main body of the letter (q y, p g, etc).
Editing Checking the facts, spelling, punctuation, grammar and house style in copy before putting it on to the final page.
Em-dash A long dash the same length as the point size of the text it is being used with.
Em-space A long space the same size as an em- dash.
En-dash A dash only half the length of an em- dash.
Flush left (or right) Type that lines up along the left (or right) edge of the column.
Font A complete set of alphanumeric characters all in the same style and size.
Format A catch-all term for the size, style and general appearance of a publication.
Gutter The white space between two columns of text.
Hard copy A print-out.
Headline The title of an article, set large to grab the readers’ attention (preferably telling the reader something about the story below).
Hyphenation The breaking of words across two lines. Words should be broken between syllables.
Imagesetter High resolution printer that uses lasers or LEDs to create a page images on large sheets of photographic film or paper. The page films are then sent to the printers who use them to make the final printing plates.
Indent Starting the first line in from the left- margin to indicate a new paragraph.
Justified type Type that stretches across a column, lining up on both right and left sides.
Kerning Moving pairs of letters closer together to give a better-looking fit. Typically AV RV WA, etc. Leading The space between lines of text.
Letter space Space between letters.
Ligatures Special characters that are substituted for some closely-spaced letter pairs (such as ff, ffi and ffl).
Masthead The design or logo that heads the front page of a magazine.
Measure The length of a line of text.
Pica Old unit of measurement: 12points = 1pica. 6 picas = 1 inch.
Run-around Text that runs around the irregular edge of an illustration.
Sans serif Typeface without serifs (eg Helvetica).
Serifs Cross-strokes and squiggly bits on the ends of letters. Serif type-faces include Times and Garamond.
Small caps Capital letters the same size as lowercase letters. LIKE this.
Thumbnails Rough page sketches, often very small hence the name.
Type family A number of fonts, of varying styles (bold, italic) of the same type-face.
Type style Variations of a single type-face, such as bold, italic, etc. Weight In type: the variation of strength in a type-face (eg, light, medium, bold, extra bold).
Word space Space between words.
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Tel: 081330 7166 Fax: 081330 2089 The absolute cheapest way to produce a magazine using an Amiga is to type the text on a word processor, using a very narrow page, then cut the text up into various columns and stick the columns on another piece of paper to get a page. However, real DTP is all about flexibility. The ability to change type size, style, and weight; column width and type; add pictures and graphics of any size; to be able to try and change different layouts with speed and ease (rather than with scissors and glue).
To get any benefit worth mentioning over this system, we assembled a basic system. We realise that DTP can be done cheaper, but we think decent DTP starts here. Our system is a 1MB A500 with an extra disk drive, a colour monitor, a PanDAAL monochrome hand scanner, a Star LC-10 colour printer and Professional Page. Anyone looking for a cheaper DTP package could try Pagesetter
1. 2 (which is essentially) a cut-down Pro Page, but in our
opinion, features, flexibility and performance make it worth
splashing out for Pro Page, even if it means having to sacri
fice other things, like the hand scanner for example.
The page we show here would not have been possible in Pagesetter due to the program's inability to place type at an angle. Being able to do so provides a simple but effective way of removing your design from the realms of the merely ordinary, and making it more eye-catching. But beware, once the type is slanted like this the amount of time the Amiga takes to redraw it on screen is greatly increased, and the legibility on screen suffers, so if you are editing text in the document it is best to do so with the boxes on the horizontal, returning them to their inclined positions only to print out
the document.
The Star LC-10 colour has the ability to output colour bitmapped photographs such as the one used in the page below, but the quality of the finished result is not sufficient to warrant its use for this purpose. Colour can be put to better use if applied sparingly and with consideration to its effect. Design students are taught that less is more, and while this statement is paradoxical, I would argue that it is true.
It is possible to begin laying pages out on the Amiga with a relatively low initial outlay. This page is an example of what you can do on a fairly modest budget.
Placing the bitmap of Peter Fonda in a circle was done in Dpaint, since the graphics editing facilities of Pro Page do not allow for such sophisticated manipulation of images, but it will allow for importing a wide range of graphics formats, the lack of definition is due to the limitations of the scanner we used rather than those of the DTP software.
Rock For anyone with a bit more cash to splash, the best idea is to not to buy a porkier Amiga, but to upgrade the peripherals. Our first choice would be to add a 20-40MB hard drive. Although to anyone who is used to word processing this may seem extravagant, if you want to start dealing with scans (and you will) then you'll soon find that the endless swapping of floppy disks becomes a real bind. If price is a major factor, check out the Commodore A590 (from £250).
However, if you'd rather pay more for a solid, reliable piece of kit then we whole-heartedly recommend the GVP Impact II (from £450). Both of these hard disks can have extra memory added internally, allowing you to beef- up your A500 cheaply without major surgery, or ugly-add-ons.
The next major upgrade has to be a colour scanner. Most colour scanners cost thousands, but anyone who read our review of the Sharp JX- 100 colour hand scanner in Issue 22 would have seen what £545+VAT can buy these days. For all but the high- est-end (?) Applications this compact device will be all you need (APs weekly sister mag, New Computer Express does all its colour repro with a JX-100).
The other upgrade you might consider is to get a better grade of printer. Short of buying a colour laser printer, the choices are two-fold.
Either a higher resolution colour dotmatrix printer (such as the Star 24-200 Colour) or an ink-jet printer.
The page on the left was printed using the new(ish) Sharp JX-730 inkjet printer, which is quiet, reasonably fast and has a 15-inch wide paper roll for printing double-page spreads, posters and banners.
With a more accomodating financial limit it is possible to achieve quite impressive quality and still not enter the megabucks region of true high-end DTP.
When coupled with an output device like the JX-730 it is possible to make more use of Professional Page's powerful colour facilities. The full bleed tint background on the page pictured right is a bit heavy, but shows the uniformity of flat colour area that can be achieved. The image was scanned into the ScanlablOO software that is supplied to interface the JX-100 to the Amiga. This program allows some rudimentary colour balance adjustments to be made to the picture, and with practice it would be possible to achieve quite acceptable output. Pro Page only renders colour bitmaps in black-and
white on screen, for sake of speed, so all colour adjustments have to be made in image-processing packages before being imported into the page layout.
Improving on the quality we see here can be done, but it involves considerably more knowledge of printing, not to mention cash.
Page in the Middle At the higher end of DTP comes the professional quality stuff that is used to produce magazines such as Amiga Format (Amiga Power and Amiga Shopper and so on). In almost all professional set-ups the computer of choice is the Apple Macintosh, but results every bit as good can be obtained with an Amiga... Our high-end set-up was an A2000 with 8MB, a 210MB hard disk, a 50mHz accelerator card, a Microway FlickerFixer and a multi-sync monitor.
Most of it wasn’t ours but belonged to The DTP Bureau in Nottingham. For printing and proofing pages we used a 300dpi NEC laser printer and a Linotype Linotronic 300 imagesetter for final films to go to the printers.
When you get to the top end of the DTP spectrum, things get much more complicated. People are now used to seeing high-quality magazines like Vogue and Arena so they tend to expect better quality text and full- colour pictures.
In an ideal world you would be able to place the picture in a box on the page and click print. It doesn’t, unfortunately, quite work like that.
The problem is in the way colour magazines are printed. Printers only use four colours: cyan (greeny-blue); magenta (bluey-red); yellow and black (often called CMYK printing).
It is possible to pro* duce artwork on the Amiga of a standard sufficiently good enough to publish in magazines like Amiga Format. This example from the fictitious Harley Format was prepared, the pictures scanned and the page designed and output from an A2000.
Each colour is printed in turn and where they overlap, other colours are created. This means anyone wanting to print in full colour has to supply the printer with not one, but four pages, one for each colour the printer uses.
The process of making four CMYK images from one colour image is known as colour separation and none of the DTP packages available are able to separate colour images satisfactorily. This means in addition to needing a colour scanner to put images into your work, if you want high-quality images you need an image-manipulation package that can give good colour separations. We used Art Department Professional, but even then The DTP Bureau spent a considerable amount of time to work out exactly how to get the quality they wanted.
Perfect pages If you want to include high-quality colour images the easiest way is to send the disk and the photos to an Amiga bureau or print out the text and take the print-out and colour images to your local reprographics house. The best way to get short runs of colour pages is to use a Canon Colour Copy centre. Just print out the text, paste the images in the right places and they should do full-colour copies for £1 each.
Producing good colour images costs serious amounts of cash and uses massive amounts of time, expertise and patience. The only thing more expensive is buying all the kit, colour scanners and so on and realising you can’t afford to get all the bits you need or you don’t have the patience to learn all you need to know about colour (traditional scanner operators go through a five-year apprenticeship). So think hard and talk to a dealer who knows what he’s talking about and can show you samples that he has done with the kit he's trying to sell you. Don’t buy mail order unless you are already an
expert with the equipment you want to buy. You will probably need a lot of hands-on help to get your expensive colour system running and a local dealer you can meet face-to-face is an advantage.
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When it comes to using the Amiga for high-end DTP, there are plenty of people around who talk the talk, but there aren’t many that walk the walk.
Andrew Hinton of The DTP Bureau in Nottingham, though, can do both.
The DTP Bureau When Andrew started with Amiga DTP he was working for Madonna Press and Waterfront Design, two closely-linked companies sharing premises in Nottingham. As the business has developed, so the DTP Bureau has become a small business in itself, so successful, it now attracts clients from as far away as Germany and Belgium.
A printer by trade, he started looking at what the Amiga could do four years ago. “People told me it couldn’t be done and that the Amiga was a games machine, but not only was it so much cheaper, I felt sure it was the right machine.” With a single A2000 and a NEC StyleWriter, Andrew started taking typesetting in 1988. After some months he purchased another A2000. Now he has three A2000s: one with a 110MB hard drive, a 50mHz accelerator, and a flicker-fixed multi-sync monitor; the second, with a 110Mb hard drive, a 33mHz accelerator and a standard Philips’ monitor; and the third with a PC
drive and board. For output he uses three NEC laser printers and a Linotype Linotronic 300 imagesetter (£38,000 and able to produce images on film at over 2,400 dpi).
Although The DTP Bureau still prints stationary, newsletters and individual’s Dpaint pics, a larger percentage of the work is now corporate and local government information and advertising.
© mmm The main complaint about DTP has been the atrocious quality of the Amiga’s interlaced display. At best it’s annoying, at worse it makes detailed work impossible. Up until recently, gadgets to fix this problem have cost more than the monitor, but as we reported in last month’s news feature MicroWay has reduced their Flicker Fixer form £325 to only £125.
With it comes a comprehensive (if flimsy) manual and a floppy disk with some test programs on it. Fitting it is a matter of opening up your A2000 or A1500 case, and sliding it into the video slot - that’s the expansion slot immediately behind the internal floppy drive.
Once it’s there and the screws have been tightened, you need to work out how to connect it to your multisync monitor. Mercifully MicroWay lists about 30 of the more common monitors, and how they are all connected. Take the information to someone who can make a cable and you’re laughing. We were charged an exorbitant amount by a computer shop, but you can try an electrical DIY or cables specialist - or even make it yourself.
Flicker Fixer Once fitted and adjusted correctly, the performance is phenomenal in ail screen modes.
Interlace is pin sharp and totally unlike the jumbled blur you get on a standard Amiga. For serious high resolution or video work, it’s a must buy. At the new price of £125, it’s nearly a positive steal: remember you still need to buy the multisync monitor. MicroWay 081-541 5466.
Bits and Pieces Some of the most interesting and sexy bits in Amiga DTP are coming from Sharp Electronics. Sharp has received great acclaim in the Macintosh and PC arenas for their colour scanners and now, by using third-party software, all of Sharp’s products can be driven by the Amiga.
Sharp has four colour scanners ranging from the 4”x 5” 200dpi JX- 100, through the A4 300dpi JX-300 and the A3 300dpi JX-450, to the monster A3 600dpi JX-600 that comes complete with an attachment for scanning transparencies. Currently no manufacturer offers better value colour scanners. However when it comes to inkjet printers, strong competition comes from Hewlett Packard in the shape of its PaintJet printer.
Similar in quality and performance to Sharp’s fine JX-730, the PaintJet is around £300 cheaper and uses a driver from the Extras disk which is shipped with every Amiga. Look out for reviews of both these printers in the coming months.
Also if you’re looking to beef-up your Amiga with a faster processor you could do worse than try Bytes & Pieces. They have a huge range of accelerators (including Harms, GVP, Spirit) extra memory, fatter Agnus’ and the like. But expect to hear the engaged tone a few times before you actually get through.
Scanners Price SUPPLIERS Suppliers Telephone Sharp JX-100 £545 HB Marketing 0753 686000 Sharp JX-300 £1,320 Silica Distribution 081-309 1111 Sharp JX-600 POA Printers Price Suppliers Telephone Sharp JX-730 £1295 HB Marketinq 0753 686000 Silica Distribution 081-309 1111 Hewlett Packard Paint Jet £995
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Virgin Retail, 95-99 Ladbroke Grove London W11 1PG TRENTON WEBB takes the pilot seat to fly you through the late summer releases, helicopters and submarines are the biggie simulators that are on the way. So take a dive into this month's... CHAMPIONSHIP ATHLETICS Publisher Hawk Release - July Joystick-destroying, sport-simulating waggle games, are set to make a great comeback with Hawk’s Championship Athletics.
The new label, who previewed Executioner last month, are all set to revive one of computings’ best loved genres with a 16-event, athletic extravaganza.
Previously in such games the gameplay was little more than a waggling test, where the fastest stick longer events to simulate race strategy, US Gold has seized another cracking coinop title. G-Loc is the incredible fighter plane arcade that makes Afterburner look like a Boeing simulator. If it works the conversion will be tough, as the coin-op uses masses of custom hardware.
Domark is so chuffed with MiG 29 that it has already started working on MiG 29M Superfighter. The new simulation will feature AWACS, air-to-air refuelling and friendly squadrons of other MiGs. When the Superfighter gets airborne this September, existing MiG 29 owners will be offered an upgrade at reduced prices.
Publisher Rainbow Arts Release - July August CDTV owners will be treated to two of the true Amiga greats shortly. Image Works is working on a CDTV conversion of Xenon II- complete with 12 extra tracks from the Rhythm King stable - and Falcon A classic flight sim, Falcon will feature video footage of the plane and missions. Both titles should be available in July.
Team 17, the folks who launched the stunning Full Contact at half-price is Mad TV places players at the heart of a failing TV franchise. The aim is to turn the station around by producing better programs, better scheduling and therefore winning a ratings war. As if managing a TV biz single-handed wasn’t enough there’s some vicious office politics and a love interest to contend with. To offset the potential downer of being a business simulation there’s a wide streak of black humour and some smart sounds. The whole show goes on air later this summer.
Working on an as yet unnamed shoot-em- up. So far there’s only a few graphics to examine but to say it shows promise is an understatement. If they can get the speed and gameplay to match the graphics then a shoot-em-up of apocalyptic proportions could result.
Gremlin are keeping up their racey reputation with a sequel to Lotus Turbo Challenge. The title, yet to be announced, is certain to contain the words: Challenge, Turbo, Lotus and the number two. It will feature a four-player option, the Elan and Esprit, cliffs, level crossings and choices of route in a race across the States.
ALCATRAZ Infogrames Parole seems unlikely for iwo months.
MEGAPHEONIX Dinamics Should be rising next month.
NEBULOUS II 21st Century Change of company, change of release date. Now September.
ARACH NOPHOBIA Titus Still under development.
DRAGON FIGHTER Idea Will be doing battle next month (?).
GATEWAY TO THE SAVAGE FRONTIER SSI US Gold ¦ August Remember the Forgotten Realms? That Dungeons and Dragons world that featured in the Pool of Radiance series? Now the Gateway will soon be open, allowing warriors and wizards to try to explore the town of Yarter. Based above ground in the Great Desert of Anaurach RPGers must thwart an invasion by finding four magical statues.
CHINTO'S REVENGE Millennium M Late July A 400 screen smooth-scrolling extravaganza, Chinto’s Revenge is a console-style tale of martial arts mayhem. Chinto is an orphan who is out to slay the assassins who killed his folks. Traps, mazes and combat galore are promised as the Chinto takes on city guards, ninjas and, ultimately, an enormous red dragon. The sounds are supplied by Richard Joseph - who supplied the sounds on this month’s Coverdisk.
FORMULA 1 Simulondo ¦ To be announced Hot on the heels of their football simulation I Play 3D Soccer, Simulondo are currently running warm-up laps with Formula 1. They promise fast 3D action with variable detail, giving players the choice of true speed or high realism. Soccer scored a mighty 81 per cent in AF24, so the hopes are high for Formula 1.
SOP OF liiS Electronic Zoo ¦ September A Dungeon Master perspective meets the beat- em-up in Son of Zeus. It’s a hack-and-slash spectacular that sets the young wannabe-god off on the trail of 12 magic items. As he travels across Greece the world is seen in the Eye of the Beholder fashion, but when he stumbles across a nasty everything shifts to side view for the fight. Folks at the Zoo are tipping this one as a biggie, but we’ll have to wait until Autumn.
Electronic Arts ¦ July The Geeks have taken over time and are using their temporal powers to unseat mankind as top dog. You are the Zone Warrior, who must face a platform challenge stretching over aeons in a bid to limit their damage. The battle takes place in prehistory, Ancient Egypt, Medieval, Ancient Japan and a post-apocalypse world. If the thought of fighting aliens far from your own time scares you stupid, don’t worry there’s a built-in link to a mega-computer that will reveal all the secret doors and special items.
SLIDERS Palace ¦ July Balls are one of the more popular, if inexplicable, subjects for thousands of computer games.
In S fders- the spheres are hunting each other, using one-way lanes, humps, valleys and friction fields to trap or escape each other. It’s played over 12 different zones each of which has totally variable speed, fire-power and gravity.
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PREVIEWS Hokkum pokus! The latest Soviet super chopper, the Hokkum, rears its well-armoured head and gets its blown clean off. Try this in the finished game and the Hokkum will kill you dead!
Mm 1*% u publisher - Mn* JSIfl Cor® Desi»n * ¦ mT ¦ Release - August THUNDERHAWK design touches. These are critical factors because the correct balance has to be struck between playability, fire-power and challenge to sustain lasting interest. Core’s arcade pedigree, though, should easily see the Thunderhawk over this hurdle.
With Thunderhawk Core Design smash the myth that simulations are the preserve of the special few. Their arcade-style roots are still highly visible with the emphasis definitely on battle, but the helicopter itself is excellently simulated. With its easy-to-use mouse interface Thunderhawk should be a game that everyone, action fans and sims freaks alike, could play.
Which is just as well because with its emphasis on action, it could well be a game that everyone wants to play.
Cles of grey, that flicker in density. Convincing is not a strong enough word. It is pleasantly unpleasant, just how battle sims should be.
The missions are generally short and the emphasis on action means that the playing area is small, but packed with masses of objects to fly around and targets to shoot. This intensifies the experience and minimises waiting time. Not everything is decided by the power of shot though. The missions will be designed to test every element of the Thunderhawk, from anti-aircraft attacks through to rescue pick-ups.
Battle command When Thunderhawk was previewed all the flight code and battle logic were in place but the missions needed play testing as well as some final Techno warheads rejoice! The never-ending battle to get more realistic, exciting and faster 3D combat simulations continues apace, with the imminent release of AH-73M Thunderhawk. It’s a helicopter sim, in the spirit of the movie Blue Thunder, which takes current technology and adds 10 years of development.
The result is a high-kill power machine with explosive potential.
The Thunderhawk is sent into six different war zones. Each of, these battlegrounds contains a single overall objective, with the attacks on it being divided into 10 different missions.
Firstly, the main targets are scouted, and secondly they are prepared and finally hit with everything in the Thunderhawk armoury.
Thunderhawks are go!
Thunderhawk is the first sim that Core have created. Normally such games tend to be in the domain of a few specialist coding houses and developers. Core's coders have come to the genre fresh and their lack of historical luggage looks like being a positive boon as they aren’t forced to use or upgrade systems from previous projects. And their solutions to the inherent problems of simulations, especially in terms of control systems, could well leave the established masters of the genre looking to their laurels.
The Thunderhawk chopper can be flown totally with the mouse. Direction, altitude, banking and speed rely on the combinations of the right button and mouse movement. Weapons and targets can be accessed this way too, with the all important trigger living on the left button.
There are keyboard commands, for moments of lesser stress, but when the shots hit the fan you don’t have to bother with the keyboard.
HUDs up Thunderhawk is a smooth-flying, quick-firing beast. While the demonstration was being given Mac Avery, the programmer, kept muttering about frame rates slowing and how he was going to get things running faster. But, as a player it looked ‘chug free’ already. The helicopter has a positive feel, nosing down and slipping around in the air. The HUD kicking around with assurance, flicking between its targets and relaying all the info any pilot needs.
Thunderhawk isn’t a straight simulation though. It's a battle chopper and that's what the game will force you to do, as all the tedious flying to and from missions is dismissed with animated sequences. Your only take over when target gets near.
Something frighteningly real happens on the way to the fire-fight forum. Tracer filled AA fire rips up from below, the ship shakes with each impact, while balls of smoke fill the forward vision. The smoke is represented by stippled cir- PREVIEWS Publisher MicroProse ¦ Release September World War II American submariners were either brave or suicidal. Why? Because the US Navy did not operate a wolf-pack system, so captains ran deep into enemy waters alone and unsupported. Silent Service I told this story, and told it well, so why is MicroProse trying to top it with Silent Service II?
Since they both patrol the same territorial waters, in the same period, aren’t they bound to be identical?
Examined with hindsight and not nostalgia, Silent Service I now lacks graphic drama and the pulling power of long-term campaigns. Silent Service II aims to bring the tension of these anti- Japanese raids truly to life, with captains building entire war careers against a visually more threatening foe.
Full ahead Number One Silent Service I was, by 1985 standards, highly detailed in both graphics and scenario. For the first time the submarine simulation was more than a duck-shoot where enemy ships dutifully sailed through your arc of vision, begging to be sunk. But, for all its excellent ideas the game was designed to run on first generation Amigas: a 1000, where the Kickstart had to be loaded from disk before the game started!
Six years of technical exploration, coding short-cuts and rising standards later, SS I looks its age. Silent Service II, MicroProse hope, will encapsulate all the grand ideas of SSI with 1991 graphics and sounds. It will also feature a host of game design tricks that MicroProse Labs has learned during the voyage. The game is still in development, it is impossible to cover the entire range of improvements and additions, but there are already a few hints about what’s to come.
Up scope On the graphics front, the new screens mix up straight information charts and action screens, where sprite ships represent your targets. The battle takes place in a sprite environment so this allows 'copper effects' to be used in the background, to bolster the colour count, while the sprites offer detailed targets. In a battle situation, where the view is through binoculars, there’s little scope for wild colouring - two blues and battleship grey sufficed for SS I - but the coppered effects help submariners judge range and the detail adds atmosphere.
SS I used mechanical reliability to underline realism. Torpedoes had a random chance of being dud for instance. This idea is carried forward into SS II with a vengeance. Flawless torpedoes will be offered to the beginner, but experienced captains may choose historically accurate torpedoes. There are now eight different subs to choose from, each with its own strengths and weaknesses. Added to this will be the implications of the difficulty level. Beginners get radar (even before it is actually invented!)
And help from the crew in identifying ships.
Those who face the ultimate challenge get a hurriedly built submarine that's weaker than normal.
The major addition to the game structure comes in the form of a campaign diary 'war career', that allows you to take the same boat on repeated forays into enemy waters. This is where heroes are made and it lies at the heart of this simulation. In SS I you could go on war patrols but the song remained the same. In SS II you will have to adapt and adopt new tactics as the war rages.
Dive, dive* dive Sequels of this style can work. Many expected F-15 II to be a rehash of F-19 Stealth Fighter with a few dogfighting frills thrown in.
MicroProse created a game that was highly different and individual (AF24 90%), so they should be able to repeat the trick with Silent Service.
The spirit of Silent Service remains unchanged, it is still hit-and-run, kill or be killed.
But six years of game designing, coding and new ideas gives this sequel a rare chance. It can update and upgrade the original game, giving the Silent Service that 90s look. With the new features, especially the war career, added Silent Service 2 should take on a whole new personality, and create new challenges. It could be up there (or even down there) with the best sub sims in the seas.
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Oh no it’s all going horribly wrong! The doctor has forgotten something and the head of surgery can be heard walking down the corridor to take over. It’s yet another frustrating failure in your bid to control Life and Death. Now you’ll have to go back on the wards until another appendicectomy is ready.
Why do surgeons wear masks? It’s so we can’t recognise them in a Police line up? Playing Life and Death will make you wonder. It’s a medical adventure where you’ve given the power to heal (or kill) in a struggle to cure the stomach troubles of the world. If such a concept sounds strange, that's because it is. Do people actually want to play a surgery simulation?
Can the thrill of cutting folks up on the table justify a game?
Mindscape ¦ £25.99 Mouse Life and Death is an abdominal adventure. You sign in as a trainee doctor who’s after some hands-on experience with real live - at least for the moment - patients. As an abdominal specialist, kidney stones, intestinal gas and appendices are your bread-and-butter.
You’re task is to poke around peoples turns, work out what's wrong, then treat them.
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The routine is simply enough.
You wander the lobby until a patient's ready for examination.
When you're told where they are, a quick click on the relevant door whisks you into the room ready to play doctor.
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Reading the personnel file on another doctor not only lets you know all about their surgical skills but also their private life. Interesting!
This is where Life and Death is at the patient front line. Their life is in your hands, quite literally, as the first line of diagnostic defence is your own digit. A thorough prodding of the person’s stomach shows where they're hurting and is the main source of clues on this medical mystery tour. Touch them in a tender zone and the Amiga squeals on the patient’s behalf, while repeated prodding in unaffected areas gains little more than a "feels fine doctor".
Hanging on the end of the bed is a chart that tells you the patient’s symptoms and together with the info gained from the prodding pains, you must diagnose their condition. As many of the symptoms are similar for totally different ailments, this introduces guesswork and gambling into the process. But, well, they signed the release form didn’t they?
Treatments are recommended on the clipboard. You, the doctor, have to mark up the board so the staff know the course of treatment you've decided upon. Usually, these are referrals to renal specialists or observation to let intestinal gas work itself out. Get the treatment wrong and not only does the poor patient quickly croak, but you are called back into the lecture hall for a riot act recital about incompetence.
Every mistake forces you back into the classroom, where the hospital’s head honcho tells you exactly where you went wrong. You have to comply, clicking through each information screen even if you don't read it. It forms a useful method of error correction but can be frustrating as when you're told for the 15th This nurse will help you choose other members of staff for your surgery team. Make your selection carefully as some doctors don’t get on and others are more skilled. These are the folks you’ll be looking to for advice during surgery so make sure they know what they’re doing and won’t
spend the time bitching.
Time that X-rays weren’t necessary. The patient lived didn’t they?
They had medical insurance?
Fiatliners For the first few hours Life and Death is mainly concerned with wandering from room to room, guessing illnesses and hopefully curing peeps. The manual offers good advice as to which symptoms indicate which problems, but soon you begin to wish for that live' one. An appendicitis and an operation! This carrot is needed as there is precious little to do on the diagnosis front. The game rapidly falls into a prodding, X-raying and murderous malpractice routine.
Operations provide the prime motive for continued play and prove to be tense experiences.
There’s a strict procedure that has to be followed on the table and too many mistakes summon the chief of surgery who promptly throws you out. After waiting for the chance to get at someone's insides this is the last thing you want. So, once again the manual and educated guess-work take over as you scrub, sterilise, anaesthetise and cut your victim.
M»A.S.HL The need to get the procedure correct makes operations intense.
The manual gives good guidelines but you have to flip around and find the relevant bits. With the machine that goes ping sounding in the background, comments from your colleagues and the medical gibberish to overcome, Life and Death starts to pay dividends when the blood starts to flow.
Operations are realistically tricky and the first attempts are doomed to failure. If the patients are lucky they may survive, if you're lucky the lecture in medical school won’t be too long.
Unfortunately operations soon become as routine as the diagnosis. Once you've learned what to do and what to look for then the tension begins to evaporate.
Life and Death lacks long-term variety, there simply aren't enough different things for doctors to mess up, and it really needs state- of-the-art pics to bolster the medical nightmare. Unfortunately, Life and Death’s graphics are solid and functional not inspirational.
They support the game but do not promote it.
Or Doolittle In a game with no point except curiosity, there has to be vast amounts to see and do. Life and Death initially delivers, with a confusing array of treatments, symptoms and actions. What needs to be done becomes apparent all too quickly though and the game loses pace. Operations provide a strong secondary interest infection, but this too is quickly cured once the correct techniques have been practised. Life and Death is a bold idea that doesn't quite make it through to the conversion operation, somewhere the gameplay catches cold. It's fun for a while but don’t expect the
patient to live long.
Trenty Webb ? A strange concept: a surgery simulator.
? Functional graphics fail to convey the true gore!
? Initially confusing fun but rapidly becomes a bit routine.
? Operations are entertaining and taxing.
? Fun for a while but loses its cutting edge.
VERDICT SCREENPLAY sound, on the other hand, is pretty dire, sounding weak and feeble rather than menacing.
On the gameplay side, the action has suffered a great deal during the conversion. The going is painfully slow, with the difficulty being in moving the pointer fast enough to keep up with the jud- dery animation. Things jerk about the screen so much so that it becomes close to impossible to work out where the hell your supposed to be firing, a point which isn't helped by the cursor being the same colour as some of the backgrounds!
It has been proved that this kind of game can be done well on the Amiga, but unfortunately, Beast Busters hasn't really converted well at all. The action is far too slow, disk access is pretty hefty and there isn’t really a great deal of challenge. After only one go, it can almost be completed.
ACTIVISION ¦ £25.99 Mouse There has been a fair number of films about marauding zombie creatures. From the recently televised ‘Carnival of Souls' to the more frantic, violent films of Sam Raimi and George Romero. Beast Busters owes more to the splatter genre of the latter directors rather than the former classic Sixties suspense drama, with heavily- armed creatures of the dead wandering around a damned city causing all manner of havoc.
Pair of the dead The game places you as part of a troubleshooting team that has been sent to the city to try and determine the cause of the strange disappearance of the inhabitants. The previous attack teams didn’t last long, sending back very little apart from some garbled messages about shambling forms emerging from the ruined buildings and quickly overpowering the investigators.
The powers that be have come to the conclusion that everyone in the city is dead: overpowered by the strange creatures there. This time, the investigation is to take on a more military approach. Two mercenaries have been selected to enter the city and blast their way through until an answer to the mystery has been found. However, as you enter the shopping mall on the outskirts of the city, you dis- cover the depth of the problem.
The building is overrun with zombies, crawling out from every corner and they are intent on destroying any interlopers.
After a short skirmish, you decide to flee the city, only to find yourself trapped by a hoard of zombies. There's no going back - you must defeat the creatures and solve the mystery.
The game itself is an Operation Wolf-style blast with you guiding a sight with the mouse, on your journey through the infested city. After fighting through a particular area the zombies will summon-up one of their leaders to try and stop you from escaping.
After killing this creature, you earn a short rest before you hurry on to find some more clues.
As well as all manner of strange monsters to kill, you will come across floating pick-ups which drop from the decaying structures. These include ammunition clips to reload your gun, rockets, grenades, fragmentation bombs and gas grenades to take out a wide area and medical kits to repair damage.
Zombie holocaust Beast Busters is not the first Operation Wolf-inspired game to appear in the arcades, but most have been converted to the Amiga with more success than this. The original coin-op is pretty good fun, with the strange combination of a military blast and a Romero zombie film making a fast, frantic and remarkably tongue-in-cheek shoot-em-down.
The graphics of the coin-op have been converted reasonably well, giving a fair Amiga representation of the zombie action. The Fans of the Beast Busters coin-op should tread very warily before buying this version. In fact they’d probably be better off saving their money and clocking up a few credits down in the arcade.
Maff Evans VERDICT Bright graphics which vary from being close to the coin-op to messily drawn, wobbly sprites.
The slow animation and action doesn’t reflect the feel of the original too well.
Dire music and rather weak effects add little to the gameplay.
A far from challenging blast which won’t keep you busy for much more than a few goes.
A disappointing conversion of a fun game.
Reveal the crystals powering the units. Once these crystals are collected the jewel-weapon can produce an image of a weapons pod, which can either be held in position behind or in front of the ship, or flown independently to launch attacks in the heart of enemy fleets. By picking up more jewels the R-Type can improve the image’s attack capacity with a whole host of variations on the pod, including spiralling lasers, missiles, reflecting beams and side-firing firebombs.
In addition to the jewel- weapon, the R-Type has its own built-in laser shot. This can either Back in the early days of video gaming, there was little choice of games if you wanted to play a horizontally- scrolling shoot-em-up. There was either the archaic Scramble or Defender. When a game called Nemesis appeared in the arcades and it spawned a whole new breed of horizontal blasts, because it had a progressive weapons system. The ultimate sci-fi shoot out to incorporate this system didn't actually appear until a while later.
The game in question was R-Type. With its Alienesque graphics, impressive weapons and somewhat disgusting enemies, it soon became the object of a large number of ... er ... ‘tributes’ (yes, let’s be diplomatic about this). Well time waits for no man (and no arcade game) so the inevitable follow up game duly appeared.
After the defeat of their first attack force, resulting in the failure of their attempt to invade our solar system, the Bodean Empire retreated to reassess their combat tactics. Despite our vigilance and constant surveillance, the Bodeans have become rather more cunning. They have managed to amass an even more devastating army and have launched a masssive attack on the outer reaches of the solar system.
Their forces are heavily armoured and show no signs of retreat. The Earth must draw up a suitable battle plan. It's time to unveil the new R-10 fighter.
The jewel in the crown The new line of R-Type fighters retains the distinctive styling of their predecessors, along with an enhanced jewel-weapon loader.
The jewel-weapon allows the R- Types to blast enemy pods to be used to fire a single blast or energised by holding the trigger for a few seconds. A single build-up sends a large laser blast firing forwards, while a second build-up .causes the ship to fire a high- power fragmentation shot. This sends a spreading pattern of firebombs across the screen destroying anything in its path.
GSime and steel Your ship isn’t the only one to go through some changes. The Bodean fleet have also revamped their attack fleet. Having learned their lesson from the first defeat the ships in the fleet are now much more heavily protected. They have harnessed power units to large asteroids, using them as huge interplanetary cruisers to carry their fighters to the war zone. Within these mighty rocks the Bodeans have constructed tunnels containing squadrons of fighters. At the end of each of the sections a large command ship must be confronted, and the weak point found before it can be
destroyed.
As you progress towards the Bodean Command HQ the going gets tougher, with underwater caverns, various mutations, floating ships and gun emplacements to contend with.
Second time around The basic gameplay and overall appearance of R-Type II hasn’t changed a great deal from the original game. However, the extra weaponry, graphical touches and generally increased difficulty make it a decent enough challenge in its own right.
The graphics are a very good interpretation of the coin-op, with loads of colour and a large number of impressively sized sprites whizzing about the screen. The sound is pretty much identical too ... unfortunately, because the coinop’s audio delights were less than impressive. Still, if you liked the original music, it’s horses for courses.
The coin-op was an incredibly tough game and the conversion is equally as hard. Occasionally, the going seems to be a mite too difficult, more so than the arcade version, leaving you feeling trapped in a certain location.
Perseverance reaps its own rewards though, and the feeling of achievement is pretty good once you've beaten that particularly difficult alien.
Sometimes the fact that the playing area is smaller than the coin-op means things drift on from the side of the screen, but when you can’t see them they cause massively frustrating deaths. The other annoying point is that sometimes gun emplacements and aliens stay alive when your shots pound into them, when on previous occasions they had exploded into a mass of flame.
Still, these few quibbles aside, R-Type II is an impressive conversion of a challenging and addictive blast, which will appealnot only to fans of the arcade original, but also to lovers of frantic laser-pulsing action.
Matthew Evans VERDICT ? Extremely accurate graphics and sound capture the excellent feel of the original coin- op to a tee.
? Extremely tough game- play frustrates at times, but persistent types will find winning through rewarding.
? Restrictions in the playing area make following the action a tad difficult at times.
? R-Type II is a well converted and frantic shoot-em-up with just a couple of minor flaws.
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Retend it’s the 67th century.
Galactic federations have come and gone Twin Peaks is still on telly. In this distant future, though, there aren’t any wars, but everyone’s not at peace.
Inter-galactic lawlessness is rife, providing the military with something to shoot at.
You command a squadron of up to six deep-space battlecraft, chosen from a list of a possible
30. The ships have different weapons, armour and manoeuvra
bility. You also select the pilots of your vessels (from a
list of several races and sexes).
Right. You’ve got the pilots, the ships and hopefully the bottle.
It’s time to enter a mission and Bore wars The game doesn’t run in real-time, there isn’t any sense of excitement or urgency about it. There is a two-player mode which assumes you can convince somebody that Interceptor is interesting enough to play. It doesn’t add significantly to the amount of fun you’ll have.
Interceptor was originally a board-game. The idea worked there because it wasn't too complex. This is its downfall on the screen. It’s far too simple. The computer opponent plays a rigid, easily-anticipated game, so unless STRATEGIC SIMULATIONS INC (US GOLD) ¦ £24.99 Mouse ?
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Prepare for combat. Firstly, you will get a briefing on who you’re fighting and why. Then you move to the map: a rectangle divided into a hexagonal pattern. The ships move around from hex-to- hex in any direction, but if they leave it, they're deemed to have scarpered without trace, and can’t take part in any further battle.
Put a hex on At the start of combat, your ships face the enemy’s at long range and you take turns to manoeuvre into a position where you can open fire (ideally from behind an unsuspecting target). Each ship flashes as you decide what orders to give.
Then all the ships chug around the hexes, hopefully putting you in a position to blast the twisted space crustaceans in the enemy ships.
You then try to avoid getting blasted and hope your shields last longer. And that’s it. It’s all in two dimensions. It’s all on the one hex- grid and it’s all like a sort of Battleships game. You simply control where your ships are heading, how fast they’re going and which weapons they’re using. Everything else is done for you.
When any ship is hit, a damage screen is called up. This lists in impressive detail the state of every system on-board (including which have been knackered by the attack). The screen appears for any ship which is hit. If it’s yours, you have the option to jump to safety. What constitutes safety in deep space, surrounded by fighting craft, razor-sharp wreckage and lasers isn't made clear, though. Kills result in Prestige your mouse slips and cocks things up, you can’t really lose. Well, your pilots could all desert through sheer boredom... The atmosphere is spot on. If you're a sci-fi fan
you could easily get immersed in the different types of ship, aliens and history of the Federal Empire. There's a wealth of detail, so your imagination can get into warp speed. But it'll crash back to Earth painfully when you start playing the game proper. It’s not 16-bit stuff at all, and no amount of frills and scene- setting can hide what is a boring game. Space cadets should steer clear of this hulk.
James Leach Interceptor is nicely presented, and very atmospheric.
There’s plenty of sci-fi detail to wow you.
The game section is very simple and limited.
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Champion of the Raj is Level 9's attempt to capture the intrigue of Imperial India.
This coding team have proved their expertise in the field of adventures, but Champion takes them outside this realm, into a strategy and arcade world. Has the style swap been a success?
Champions rule India via a map. Through it they talk to, try to impress and battle each other. It ties the disparate elements of the game together, from arcade-style elephant races to the full-scale battles. First, you identify the region on the map, then select one of the actions offered when the in-depth info is displayed.
Joystick Jugglers Champion equally stresses economic dexterity and battlefield ability. Firstly, India must be conquered by the force of the Red Coats, then kept law abiding, and industrialised and respected by competing rulers. The skills needed are juggling the tax expenditure through to waggling the joystick for the adventures - either arcade games or full battles.
The actual mechanics are simple in operation, but complex to plan. The states under your viceroy’s command must be eco- nomicaly sound and militarily strong. Both industry and armies have to be built up, but both draw on the same resources. On top of these material elements comes prestige, which must be improved with public shows of wealth and valour. Undercutting these strategies lie the random element of the Thuggee cult, who lead rebellions and attempt assassinations.
Finding the correct tactics takes playing time, as you watch other rulers sweep to power. It then becomes apparent where cash should be spent, who to attack and when. It lets you get the feel of the sub-games, practice assures that they can be turned to your viceroy's advantage. A champion of the Raj has to be a jack of all trades, and a master of all.
Manual Sab©iir The first hurdle for a would-be viceroy is the manual. It says much, but explains little. It lacks clear diagrams: it will readily give you a history lesson but shies away from a simple explanation, and advises players that hard disk installation improves game speed, but doesn’t say what to do.
Champion is a melange of strategy, battlefield and arcade styles. All fulfil their avowed function, but, none of them are particularly strong. The arcade games are slow and are easily beaten, the battlefield allows little deep strategy above charge, retreat, encircle etc. The economy section lets you spend cash, but not determine how much is taxed in the first place.
Ml that glistens*** Champion lacks speed. It loads each statistic screen for each state separately and takes time to switch between styles of play.
Even the arcade sections lack speed, and getting in and out of these sub-games requires two more loads. It’s annoyingly slow with two drives, but single drivers
- and the associated disk swapping - may feel the game's played
in real time. And in Champion you've only one turn a year.
Graphically too, Champion falls flat. It tries to capture the colour of Imperial India using bright, single colours. Only 16 colours are used though, and while bright they appear flat. All the information is conveyed clearly, but when compared to similar arcade strategy empire epics like Carthage or Centurion - Defender of Rome, the graphics don't make the grade.
Champion works as a strategy arcade challenge, but is slow and uninspiring. It lacks the depth of a true strategy game and the speed of an arcade challenge. The graphics fail to convey the mystery and majesty of India. The slightly confusing manual works to frustrate the game when it should be looking to put its addictive hooks in. Champion of the Raj works as a game, it simply doesn't play well enough or fast enough to maintain a viceroy's interest.
Tmmiom Wehfo ? Broad canvas strategy challenge, but perhaps too broad?
? Repeated loading and disk swapping sap the playability.
? Bright, solid graphics appear flat.
? It’s a tough game to win, covering several game styles.
? The lack of speed gives the game a tired and tiring feel.
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light is not a game.
Proflight is not a utility. In fact, Proflight doesn't readily fit into any common computing category. It's a flight simulator based on the Tornado, yet it is so vastly different to the likes of F-l 9 and Falcon that comparisons are awkward, if not impossible.
Proflight is a flight simulator not a fight simulator. Combat is offered as an option, but accurate flying is emphasised before accurate firing. Proflight hands you the stick of a modern fighter aircraft, a world in which to fly it and more options than a man can eat. The Tornado can be tailored to test, try or thrill. There is no explicit aim (high scores, promotion, a war scenario) just a high-tech craft that can be made increasingly realistic.
Temptation Booting up lands you at the end of the runway, engines off. It’s possible to power-up straightaway and rip into the skies because, as with any flight sim worth its fuel, the temptation is to press every switch or button. Using just the key chart and the default set-up of the Tornado, it's possible to get the plane airborne immediately and check out the Proflight world.
The normal polygon mountains, bridges and buildings litter the skyline, daring pilots to buzz them. Once airborne, though, you quickly quit sightseeing and grab that stick, as the Tornado has a threateningly real edge. When the wings sweep back and lift is reduced, control starts to ebb away. Throwing the nose up into the sky soon induces a high altitude stall. Multiple similar, smaller, OP, UP AND HiSoft, the makers of Proflight, are better known for serious utility software.
They have managed to carry over many good habits into the leisure arena though.
The two most obvious areas where this has happened is the excellent manual and the offer of low- priced upgrades when they become available- There are no firm details of what style upgrades will take, but Proflight pilots should be assured of a continually evolving simulation at little extra cost.
Touches reinforce this reality level
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Day or night, in good or bad weather, Proflight's world is full of sites to catch the eye of the curious. Flying through clouds temporarily blinds you, but has to be done. Wire-frame bridges are begging to be flown under, tower blocks demand you try to weave a way through at high speed. Most flight simulators sport such objects though and in terms of environment Proflight offers little new. But the good flight routines and the potential for exceptionally fine control (via adjusted analogue joystick or mouse) allow the plane to be pushed to the limit.
Reality problems It is the realism and the ability to control how many ‘real world' hazards confront pilots, that makes Proflight a superior sim. Wind buffeting for instance, can be non-existent, mild or fierce. The payload of the Tornado can be set to remain constant, or, affect the performance as stores are used.
And, as pilots become more proficient, combat falls into line as another hurdle implicit in mastering the Tornado.
Becoming an expert Proflight pilot is the only aim. Proflight is designed so, as more experience exactly you want it to do. But only those people who then explore the other menus and options offered will ever begin to realise its full potential. This is a ‘spreadsheet’ though, that crashes at 800mph!
True games To a games player Proflight appears to lack structure. Players used to the more rigid confines of ‘true’ games will find the number of options no compensation for the lack of guidance. That was not Proflight's brief, it was designed as a flight simulator that displayed the potential of the Tornado. But the incidental game trappings initially give off confusing signals.
Proflight is leisure software for those who are serious about their flying. The craft is accurate and the range of control options for fine tuning is bewildering. The motive to fly though, has to come from the player. Think of Proflight as a tool that allows exploration of mouse, keyboard and analogue joystick the physics of flying, with specific regard to the Tornado and you won't be disappointed, think of it as a Falcon or F-19 and you may well be.
Trenton Webb is gained, more realistic features can be added and some safeguards can be stripped away. Only you can do this, as a personal aviation agenda is set. Obviously, if you remain on the same set-up for too long then Proflight becomes dull. Only those who dare to experiment will reap the rewards.
Experimentation, if it is to be fun, has to be totally flexible and here Proflight comes up trumps.
Pressing FI brings up a set of nine main menus, each loaded with sub-menus, through which the model of the Tornado and the world over which flies can be manipulated. For crazy high-speed thrills, all the G, banking, stabilisers and friends can be turned off.
Learners and the timid can turn on crash inhibitors, have the ground marked as a grid for easy height reference and use auto navigation to find their way around. Many of the features have appeared in flight sim games before, but never in this number, never all at once.
With its F-key menus, Proflight has more than a passing resemblance to utility software like word processors, databases or spreadsheets and requires much the same approach. It is imperative you first gain a ground-level understanding of how the program works and then decide what VERDICT ? Highly accurate Tornado simulation.
? Masses of control options: everything can be altered.
? Functional graphics and good sound.
? It is not a game, it is a simulation and must be approached as such.
? Will appear deadly dull to games players, but fascinating to the dedicated fliers out there.
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Samples from the movie add a righteous atmosphere, with Bill and Ted continually saying “excellent”, “bogus” and other snippets.
The music and sound effects are triumphant but the graphics are not nearly narly enough.
Bill and Ted could have been ‘triumphant’, as the movie has scope for a radical adventure game, but this is little more than a frantic scavenger hunt. The presentation is excellent, with a little telephone directory included in the box. This is no substitute, though, for the shallow and unchallenging gameplay. The puzzles are obvious and repetitive. For very young players, Bill and Ted is perfect, but for older dudes: it’s bogus!
Frank O'Connor ill and Ted are totally radical, Californian surf-type dudes, who don’t like getting wet. They've got a band, but they can’t actually play the guitar.
That’s why they need that Eddie Van Halen dude, because once they get hold of him, they're gonna open for Iron Maiden - dudes!
The snag is Bill’s Dad wants to send him to the military academy, which means no more band.
Everything hangs on Bill passing his history exam, because if he fails, it’s "att-ten-sion” time. A silly, ludicrous tale is about to be told, identical, in spirit, to the movie.
Wild StaliynsE Who can save them from this fate?
Rufus can. A dude from the 25th century who wants to help them.
Why? Well their band will one day save the universe from destruction. So he gives them a time-machine, shaped like a telephone box, which is excellent for their history revision.
The way to pass their exam is by stealing famous figures from the past and let them do the talking. The theory being dudes like Ghengis Khan, Joan of Arc and Billy the Kid, should easily adjust to the phenomenon of time travel.
It isn’t as easy as it sounds though. The famous historical dudes don't want to come so you have to help Bill and Ted find an object that will tempt them back.
Ghengis Khan, for example, is a sucker for Twinkie bars.
Once B and T have nabbed the famous dudes they have to take them back to the San Dimas’ shopping mall. Once enough of them have been collected it’s time to hit the history class.
The one time zone the pay- phone can't affect is San Dimas', so they must be swift. They need to get six dudes on the easy level and twelve on the hard level to complete their assignment. That’s the adventure, can Bill and Ted gather the folks in time to save the Wild Stallynz (their band) as well as the world?
All the objects of Bill and Ted’s desire are obvious. Each time zone contains one historical figure and one item to collect. The trick is leaping between the zones and uniting the right ‘dude’ with the right object.
The four levels vary in difficulty, increasing the stakes by adding more characters or linking the items in a more tenuous fashion. The objects required are always the same, as are the characters. Freud, for instance, always needs flowers to tempt him away from his mother. While they are not in the same location on the higher levels, the flowers still manage to do the trick. So by the fourth level you will have met all the characters and know the solution to all the puzzles, it is just you have to rush to bring the two together. First time round this is reasonably fun, later on it
drags.
There are a couple of arcade sections involving simple jumps and dodging falling bombs. These could have formed an excellent foil to the slower-paced adventure element. The flip-screen scrolling is irritating, making the game depen- VERDICT Attractive but limited graphics, intro and link sequences are the best.
Sound is excellent, with spot effects everywhere ... try misdialling!
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Inscrutable games have been flooding out of the Orient, ever since piece-shuffling pastimes became popular. The ‘slightly’ successful Chess game and the vaguely popular Go spring to mind as proven games that have been converted into silicon time-and-time again. Centuries of playing though is proof positive of their pulling power. Tangram, the latest of these Chinese computer challenges, is almost unknown when compared to these other leisure legends. Does this mean though, that it doesn’t quite have what it takes?
Tessellation row The playing premise of Tangram is pure and simple. It provides a template on the game board, which you have to cover with seven geometric pieces - five triangles, a square and a parallelogram. These THALION m £19.99 Mouse the piece can be spun to fit exactly in the slot, adding millions more permutations to the seven- shape formula.
The quicker each template is covered, the greater the score.
Failure to find the correct combination before time elapses, costs players points for each successive try. The game itself can be played in two ways, as a novice where each level is progressively tougher or as an expert where the template is randomly selected from the 200 that the game carries.
Tangram functions on a ‘sucker’ level. The templates, at first, appear instantly solvable, and pieces are shoved in with merry abandon, until it becomes obvious that the last remaining shape just won't fit. A mad session of reorganisation follows as every feasible - and some infeasible - combination is tried.
Under pressure?
Time is the trigger for Tangram. If it runs out and the level is unfinished then the score starts to suffer. This is supposed to provide the final sanction for you to struggle desperately to cover the template before the clock ticks off its final seconds.
Tangram's clock is discrete, often catching you by surprise when it runs out. It just doesn't figure in the game equation and is consequently ignored. Scores have been imposed on this basic formula and the mechanic of time is used to calculate it. Tangram's challenge doesn't lie in getting a high score though. Covering a tricky template is what has ensured its survival over the millennia, not points avarice. The imposition of a scoring mechanic is artificial and inhibits the game's natural charm.
Tangram will only fascinate those who enjoy tests of their mental dexterity. The game has no real point - apart from the satisfaction of finishing each template
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Football isn’t just hoofing the ball up the pitch and blasting at the other goal.
There’s touch play, passing, running off the ball, strategy relegates these problems though, as the eyes adjust to the forced perspective needed to cover the entire pitch.
The boot goes in To add that elusive element of skill (well, elusive to Red Star Belgrade at least) there are three different kick controls. There's the usual toe punt ahead of the player and, as with all kicks, the longer the fire-button’s held, the stronger the boot the ball gets. Players can also play, chip and bend the ball using aftertouch. Aftertouch is engaged by waggling the stick the split second after the kick, which sends the ball soaring or looping left or right.
The most impressive addition to the kicking arsenal is the cross.
Krisalis ¦ £25.99 Joystick and luck to consider. Man Utd Europe tries to bring these subtleties to the Amiga, using a management section, larger sprites and intentionally slower pace as its tools.
On-side rules Man Utd's on-screen soccer is seen from the side. That’s how we see TV football and in a computer environment it’s both familiar and effective. If the TV-style view is the game’s front man, then it’s the large player sprites that provide a solid back four. You can see exactly who’s got the ball and where they’re headed, which in football is kind of important.
The isometric perspective used for the side-on view makes the game instantly understandable but takes some getting used to.
Floating balls have to be judged by their shadow and tackles can be missed even when players are apparently standing next to each other. A few minutes of play soon In real soccer this can provide the key that unlocks defences, and it’s the same in Man Utdf because play can be instantly switched from the wings to centre. A player can be sent running, ball at his feet, and programmed to cross the ball when the fire-button’s released, with another directional jab of the stick. It’s not difficult to set up, just tough to use, because the man needs a clear run. But, if it can be made to work...
Touch play The soccer is intense, mainly due to a smallish pitch. There are few clear runs and quick passing is the only way to get past the horde of defenders. Tacklers always get the benefit of the doubt, which is annoying when you’re facing goal, but is brilliant when the opposition is hurtling towards your keeper.
To support the turf-top antics, and ensure you stay in any cup competition you’ve entered, is the management section. It’s pretty One unique feature of Man Utd Europe is the ability to have four human Ijjltfers in action simulta- jffijwjsly. Using a joystick splitter that runs through the parallel port, two folks can control the players while two more have command of the goalkeepers. The goalies don’t have that much to do in comparison, but computer football is at its best when you can gloat at your success and other’s mistakes.
That football tradition the Conga comes to Europe. This is one of the best spots shoot from. Power it up and use aftertouch!
GAME HUNTING Playing football isn’t enongftu There lias to be a point* especially for solo soccer stars, and Man Utd supplies the three dif* ferent European Trophies to tempt teams into sporting combat* Winning one of these qualifies Man Utd for the ultimate challenge: a World Club Championship against the very best in the world not fust Europe, limited as management sections go, but it gives the arcade section that little extra tactical meat. You can only really affect the performance of the team by selecting and positioning players in different struggle. What would you rather have, a
sure but ugly goal or an arty attempt at one?
Man Utd Europe's good looks and sound are an improvement over the first Man Utd. The arcade side, although flawed, provides good entertainment and that’s where a footie game has to deliver. The slower pace ensures tension, the variety of kicks room for skill, the management section provides tactical development.
The wealth of options don’t give the magical spark needed to turn pitch-based romps into classics.
Trenty Webb set ups, an arrangement as much dependent on how the opposition line up as personal preference.
Used in conjunction with the arcade section it can make the difference, especially when you’ve a lead to defend in a two-legged encounter. Played solely as a management game, though, it leaves a lot to be desired.
Instant replay Man Utd plays well, proving a tense soccer challenge against both computer or human opposition. The smallish pitch means that goals are treasured and demand rerunning on the instant replay.
The opposition for the European competitions is tough but beatable, if you stick at the task and play long enough matches to ensure there’s a chance to comeback after stupid give-away goals.
Unfortunately professional football is far from perfect and Man Utd similarly has its downside. Many of these are graphic quibbles: moon-walking refs or goalies catching balls that are visibly above their hands. What’s worrying is the inability of these teams - the cream of Europe - to stop a long volley. There is a point about 20 yards out from the goal, just off centre, that constantly results in goals if you’ve the time for a pokey shot with aftertouch, it’s a hard position to hold as scythe-like tackles are a certainty, but if you can get there, you’ve scored. This is annoying because
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Pi fasf ASK your permission before you call Baseball is an essentially simple sport that takes a lifetime to fully comprehend. Being Brits we lack a deep cultural understanding of America's national sport, so can a baseball simulation succeed?
Strike one RBI 2 takes a physical approach to baseball. You swing each bat and pitch each ball for your team. The game assumes a base knowledge of the finer points of baseball, which may look like rounders, but it is entirely different.
In baseball the whole team bats in sequence in every innings, until three men are either struck, run or caught out. Each batter gets three swings (strikes) in which to hit the ball and run to first base. Once on a base the runner can sneak to the next base while the pitcher is getting ready to throw or when the ball has just been hit. Anyone getting to the home base scores a run for their team. That's all you need to know to start playing. And it’s when you start playing that RBI is transformed into an edge-of-the-seat sport simulation.
Each match is divided into nine innings, with both sides bat- More stats than mortal man can take. Here you choose your starters: these members of the team who will actually hit the field when the balls are pitched. It is important, not vital, as you provide the skill.
Ting and fielding in each inning.
When batting there are only two considerations, position and timing. Before the pitcher winds up you can shuffle around the plate, influencing the ball's eventual flight and your swing's power. As the ball is pitched you decide when, and if, to swipe. Only precisely- timed swings will result in a clean hit. So, if you’re unsure, or the ball's going off line, leave it alone.
This proves hard though, with balls whistling past your bat.
Strike two Pitchers get the same position options as the batters, halting when the wind-up starts. They get six different pitches to use, which influence the ball when it’s in flight.
Once the ball’s hit, fielders must be waggled into a position to stop or catch the ball. Fielding relies on joystick commands that are easy to memorise, but tough to remember. A few games in and it becomes second nature, but at the start it's reassuringly confusing: just like baseball.
A mixed bag of slow, fast and curve balls are on offer. When these are used in conjunction with good footwork they provide enough ammunition for you to keep the best players striking out all afternoon.
RBI's tight focus on the batting and pitching sphere should limit the action. But the lack of flexibility heightens the tension. There's a gunfight feel to it when you’re standing at the plate, staring out a demon pitcher. Although the authentic teams offered as opponents are represented well, RBI is best when played against another person. Suckering a friend into a strike is more satisfying than getting a silicon star struck out.
Two-player matches can run for a World Series of seven matches, which is where using the right pitchers, the right substitutes and the right tactics is vital.
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Strike three... Backing up the arcade game is a reasonable, but slightly shallow management game. Here you select team batting orders, which pitchers are resting and who’s up for the game. These options can help make the most of a weak team, but they end up being skipped through as you hurry back to get to the plate.
RBI does the job graphically, with some neat and initially amusing incidental screens. The playing field is clear enough to allow real skill development. The outfield is disappointing, with small sprites charging around at great distance, but there seems no other way to represent such a large area. The crowd noise is weak, providing more of a hiss than an authentic roar, and this kills some of the hard won atmosphere.
And you’re out!
RBI is a good simulation of a great sport. Oddly it seems to suit computerisation, bringing the gunfight pressures to bear on every ball.
It’s the score after nine innings that matters, but every ball counts. Each has to be played for.
This is what makes RBI exciting.
The stop, start, nature of baseball works against the game's claim to classic status. It cannot have the rolling free form energy of Kick Off simply because baseball is a slower, stop, start, sort of sport. It is excellent fun though, especially after some of the more confusing elements and ideas have been mastered. As a simulation of a strange sport in a strange land, it scores high in the major league.
Trenton Webb VERDICT Range of pitch options appear limited, but prove to be plenty.
Humourous treatment, especially the incidental screens.
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Outfield display looks tiny and clumsy.
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The only thing that lets the game down visually is the scrolling
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Rvuining to u Actually, the gameplay itself is pretty dull. There’s very little to it - just wander along, bop the beast- ies, and wander along some more.
There are no real puzzles to speak of, except for timing perhaps, and even those aren’t particularly taxing. The monsters are easy to beat - just keep fire pressed when they're in range and you can't miss them. Even the end-of-level guardians are a cinch.
Despite being a good looker, there isn't really an awful lot to Prehistorik. After the first few experimental steps, the game is really easy, and worse than that, it's boring too.
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Naturally, these dinosaurs don't take too kindly to being eaten every five minutes, and should they get to your bloke without being biffed, they will expend your energy by a unit. Should it reach zero then yer dead.
There are other life-threatening hazards. Small fires and spikes need to be carefully jumped over.
Some creatures spit fire or throw things at you. Life just wasn't safe one million years ago.
Pretty ancient The graphics in Prehistorik are brilliant! The monsters are mega-cute and the animation comical. When fire is pressed the character goes into a clubbing frenzy, leaping up ince the dawn of time man has faced a continuous struggle to survive. The most important requirements for a healthy and happy life being warmth and food. The former was solved with the advent of the loin cloth, but getting enough grub is a never-ending problem.
Prehistorik is a caveman and he is constantly on the look out for food to appease his huge appetite.
He’s always hungry, and besides he must consume a certain amount of food to make it off the end of the level.
You’re armed with a club with which to bash this fast food on the head with. The number of hits required to render the walking Dead meat There’s plenty of nosh lying around for the taking, usually scattered around in caves. Other edibles are on legs, though, and they need to be killed before they can be eaten.
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You have a number of perilous missions to complete. Out- manoeuver the enemy destroy hostile missile sites and rescue the hostages.
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OCEAN SOFTWARE LIMITED 6 CENTRAL STREET MANCHESTER M2 5NS TEL: 061 832 6633 FAX: 061 834 0650 ORION PICTURES CORP. © COPYRIGHT 1990 Many moons ago, a coinop appeared called Commando. This fun little game featured a super-hard warrior fighting through enemy territory armed with nothing more than a machine-gun and a handful of grenades and contained a great deal of manic blasting.
Soon enough similar games began to appear with certain variations on the main theme.
Additional weapons were added, the ability to have two players marching along at the same time and last, but certainly not least, the appearance of those huge end- of-level tanks, helicopters, planes, boats (delete as applicable).
Mercs continues along this theme, placing you as a crack mercenary (hence the name) on a tip-top secret mission (hush-hush, nudge-nudge).
Storming overland The former President of the United States has recently been touring central Africa, improving international relations in an effort to bring about world peace. Unfortunately, a gang of revolutionary soldiers managed to kidnap the leader and are now holding him hostage pending their ransom demands.
You are part of a newly formed task-force known as the Mercs. The force has been put together by ex-military heroes as a secret troubleshooting organisation and this is just the kind of job that they were set up for. You must breach the rebel frontiers and break through their defences in an attempt to locate and rescue the President, and in so doing stopping their plans for taking over the country of Zutula and smashing those rowdy rebel rousers right in the proverbials.
The mission is split into seven sections. In the first you must storm the enemy beach defences and break through to their defence line. From there you must break through their tank line, take out their special attack unit, breach the mountain pass, wipe out their supply line and finally storm the HQ to rescue the President.
A variety of special weapons are available to help you fight the rebel troops, along with additional food supplies to revitalise your flagging energy.
Have MERCyl Well one thing in its favour is that Mercs certainly contains a lot of action! The graphics are large and colourful and the screen is filled with bullets and all manner of whizzing death. To begin with, the action is fairly dull and monotonous, but as the game proA Hind Gunshtp - the last of the Scorpion Attack Unit. Can this single Mercs member be quick enough to blow it out of the sky? Or will those deadly blue balls finish him off?
US Gold ¦ £24.99 Joystick Toasting the enemy with the deadly flame-thrower. Just look at that fella run! It’s no good - the Mercs are on the case!
Storming through the mountain pass, the brave warrior is up to his waist in it. Water, that is.
He’s up to his waist in WATER!
Gresses the pace hots up as more dangers are introduced along with more fearsome weaponry.
The theme however is pretty contrived and the gameplay isn't really anything new. Most of the game’s aspects were contained in the old classic Ikari Warriors. True, Mercs has flasher graphics and more porky hardware, but the basic premise is the same. The game doesn’t really offer much lasting interest either. After playing the game off-and-on for only two days we managed to finish the entire mission. And what congratulations does it give you? It says ‘Game Over’. Wow, thanks.
Even if you're totally starved of shoot-em-up action, try shopping around the other options before parting with your money for a copy of Mercs, otherwise you may be disappointed.
Mm§§ Evans ? The bold and colourful graphics plus plenty of sprites give the game a frantic feel.
? Rather duff music and the effects add little to the atmosphere.
? The later levels are interesting for a few games, but the game is far too easy to complete, limiting the lasting appeal.
? A rather mediocre reworking of a well trodden theme, offering nothing really new.
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9-5.30, There’s nothing so nice as messing about on the river.
Unfortunately, the Viet Cong, a Colombian drug cartel and a deposed Panamanian dictator also think so. These guys are bad news. If the waterways of South America can be seen as a giant boating lake, then these are the drunken yobs in the overloaded rowing-boat - bawling rowdy rugby songs, chucking lager cans and striking terror into
- the- hearts of courting couples. It’s your job to chuck them
out of the park.
Wet and tight If only it were that easy.
Apocalypse Now captured the spirit of one of the dirtiest forms of war: claustrophobic, tense and immediately hostile, who knows what ambush lurks as the dark river snakes around the next bend?
Occasionally the river passage narrows until it's impassable, but the only way is forward. Three sweltering combat zones await the attention of your River Patrol Boat (PBR). Fast, powerful and manoeu- verable, these craft have been the backbone of US Naval river-combat over the last three decades.
Gunboat is essentially a blast- em-up romp with enough think-em-up complexity to provide a tough and challenging combat simulation. Report to HQ, arm your boat and embark upon your first set of missions in Vietnam.
Successfully negotiate these early skirmishes and earn promotion to tougher assignments in Colombia and finally the Panama canal.
Check the map for accurate navigation. A radar blips the whereabouts of other craft. You have eight tons of fire-power crammed into a 30-foot hull, but with power comes responsibility.
There are civilians and friendly troops out there as well as enemies. Ask for a target identification before firing - mistakes cannot be corrected later.
20 missions await the four person crew of your PBR. You must master the disciplines necessary to perform all four duties if you are to survive very long as captain. Take the helm as pilot, or chose to man one of the three gunning stations. Either way, it's up to you as captain to see that your mission is successful. Is it safe to leave the computer in charge of navigation? Can gunners be relied upon to reap the rewards of your careful manoeuvring?
Somewhere down the crazy river*** Gunboat is a competent combat simulation. It’s easy to get started, yet extremely tough to master.
Initial straightforward blasting jaunts up the river appear ludicrously easy when compared retrospectively to later levels.
Details are the key. Will you remember to kill the engines while sneaking up behind an enemy?
Should you kill your spotlights or risk getting seen? How does your boat cope on open water? Is it more prudent to stay close to the shore, or would that offer the inevitable snipers a sitting duck?
The responsibility is yours.
Graphically Gunboat isn’t outstanding. The 3D polygon graphics are good, but not that good (as they say). But this doesn’t matter. The hook lies in the spirit of adventure, and this is where Gunboat picks up points. A challenge worthy of addition to your collection.
Neil West ? 20 individual missions spread across three combat zones.
? Briefings, illustrations and fine detail combine to create an addictively tense atmosphere.
? Lack-lustre graphics and sound, but not detrimental to the overall effect.
VERDICT CRIME DOES NOT PAY TITUS ¦ £25.99 Joystick and keyboard SEARCH AND SEIZURE USE, TALK, AND DISK OPTIONS LIFE METER AMMO MAP Crime Does Not Pay proudly boasts the legend “Officially Endorsed by the Mafia" on the box. It's not entirely clear if this is good or bad news.
The Mafia may know an awful lot about robbery, extortion and drug dealing, but in the field of software production, they have to be considered novices. At least if Crime Does Not Pay is any indication.
Crime is an arcade adventure where you control three members of a syndicate that is bidding for the control of a city. The overall strategy is to get one of the family elected mayor, but this requires extreme skulduggery and general nastiness. Police chiefs, judges and bankers must be bought off or controlled, hit men must be killed or avoided and the cash has to be kept rolling in.
Family fortunes Crime is committed by a wandering sprite-style of arcade adventure, where a joystick-controlled villain is sent snooping, stealing and shooting on screen.
They can walk the streets meeting and killing folk, or enter buildings and search for evidence to bolster the Costa Nostra's power bid.
Protection raelc©t Crime uses a collect-and-protect structure, as its main gameplay angle. Each of the three-member family has a limited amount of health and five pockets in which to put evidence, cash and anything else they think may be useful later.
This could be incriminating evidence or a clip of ammunition: both have their uses. The three family members have different abilities and so must be used to their best effect; but they also provide the mechanics by which multiple lives are introduced into a real world scenario.
Crime is controlled via the joystick or keyboard. This is fine for street sections where simply up, down, left and right commands suffice. It proves tricky and slow OBJECT OBJECT NDOW to use though, when dealing with more avant garde ideas such as picking stuff up, shooting someone or using an object. The menu system is inflexible and demands a rigid order. This wouldn't be that hard to deal with, when time's on your side. But many rooms, to encourage speed, introduce snipers who blast your health away if you hang around. Due to the menu system, though, hanging about is inevitable when you
want to give a room a complete search and so is the associated damage.
Crime has always been painted as a glamourous and thrilling career, full of drama.
Crime, though, does not deliver this excitement. The adventure mode limits the level of action, but Crime's attempt to inject pace does not work. The gunfights are hard to control and prove more frustrating than tense, while walking and searching is hampered by slow screen switching. The overall tone is set by the tediously long loading time and the game’s need to totally reboot after each defeat.
In solution Crime is a free-form game that does not have a straightforward, linear solution. On the positive side it gives the player true freedom of choice. They can do anything they want, anytime they want. This is certainly true of Crime, there is plenty to do, find and see. The down side of this is that the game can lose focus and become confusing. Players cannot readily gauge the success of any particular tactic. Crime suffers here, because while its obvious what you can do, the motive force of why you should bother is lacking.
Crime improves once you reach it through the first few hours. It takes a stronger, more identifiable shape as plot and tactics rear their heads. Getting to this point, though, takes considerable time and firm convictions.
Crime does get better, but it doesn’t pay off.
Trenton Webb ? Big arcade adventure with the criminals as the heroes.
? Very slow loading is incredibly irritating.
? Lacks any sort of clear initial objective.
? The motive becomes clearer after a few hours play.
? Fiddly control and slow pace criminally conspire against the Mafia.
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Y Total Power Price Postcode TjsTj Please circle Card No. _____ __ JL AJ1 HALLS OF MONTEZUMA STRATEOIC STUDIES GROUP ¦ £24.99 Mouse Love them or hate them, you just can't ignore the US Marine Corps (USMC).
They’ve got to be the biggest troublemakers the world has ever seen; whenever there’s a bit of a barney somewhere on the globe the USMC will be in the thick of it.
So, as a celebration of over 100 years of energetic bottom- kicking, SSG has released a war-game which gives you the chance to control this closely- cropped body of men during some of their finest battles. There are eight scenarios, ranging from Mexico City in 1848 to the spirited attack at Hue, Vietnam in 1968.
Rtentaziima s • revenge The battles are fought on hex maps, with accurate terrain and features, and, once started, you can either adhere to history as described in a scenario booklet supplied or try some completely new tactic in order to overcome your opponent (the computer or another human). It works in the time-honoured turns-and-phases system, and you'll need to plod through each unit, giving orders and checking stats.
This is the problem with Halls Of Montezuma. It's impenetrable.
The icon system isn’t particularly clear and there seem to be a lot of quirks which just have to be learnt and accommodated for. There's an absolute wealth of (historically accurate) data available for each unit and the forces involved are correct too, but at the cost of playability. It just isn’t very exciting. What doesn't help are the symbols used. These are of the old-fashioned war-game type - little boxes, some with crosses in them. To find out more detail you click on them, otherwise you've got no idea of strengths, weaknesses and effectiveness.
Hue the lads The scenarios, apart from taking a long time to play, are well thought out and nicely balanced. And, using something called Warplan, you can design your own battles, using customised forces. This is the best feature of the game.
Setting up a map, placing units around it and playing out your own battles can be good fun (once you've mastered the difficult-to- understand icons and menus).
Overall, though, it’s hard to use, plays an unadventurous game and doesn't fire your imagination like a good war-game should.
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OSF H major ere’s a game which tells it how it is on the
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god-game a la Sim City, but played inside the human body. So
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1991.
More gas nurse The idea is to arrest the progress of a virus. You have various facilities at your disposal all of which can slow or stop the virus. These range from a rather brutal attachment, a life-support machine, to warfare at germ level.
When the game kicks off, options can be chosen for the kind of germ warfare you’re into. Thus, you can choose to fight on one specified area of the body (such as the heart}, or on the whole body. There are six levels and these determine how hard the viruses are and the speed at which they spread through the body.
Once you're happy with your settings, the game proper starts and the germs start spreading through the body. Initially the little blighters are quite soft, but unless you perform some medicine quickly they’ll start eating their way through limbs and organs.
ELECTRONIC The main graphic in the game is your patient. Zoom in to a cell level and you get a representation of the viruses whizzing about. The icons are large and clear, though there are so many of them it’s easy to become lost.
If you feel a trip to the doctor is in order, you can book the patient in to see an NHS or a private doctor. You only have limited amounts of cash, so the private option will bruise the cheque book.
The NHS provides a check-up option and life support. The private doctor supplies drugs and performs operations: these are blimmin’ expensive. If you’re straped for cash, you can order your patient to lie down and have a hearty meal: well it works for me!
Dorset mention the germs Far and away the most fun is to be had when you start playing the game one-on-one against the germs. Individual sections of the body can be viewed close up. This means you can see exactly what sort of germ is attacking a part of the body and accordingly dispatch a germ agent to do battle.
Lets say that a shellerphage germ has plonked itself in a nice spot and is dispatching germ missiles at the body. This guy can be dealt with quickly by your own secret agent, the engulpher (he looks like a pacman). Move to the agent choice-movement menu, pick your agent and then move onto the cell map to deploy him.
It’s important to keep tabs on each part of the body. It’s easy to go for an all-curing antidote, but this is expensive and just delays the virus. Get your treatment wrong and the affected part starts withering, and a demoniac cackle lets rip. Enjoy too many of these and you’ll be treating a skeleton.
Here’s a god-game with plenty to get your teeth into: you can be subtle with your treatments, or go for an organ transplant. However the game is hard to master, even on the easy option so it’ll take you a long time to get to grips.
Hutchinson ? You’ll spend a long time getting to grips with the array of sub-menus.
? Pleasing to the eye and ear: the graphics are sick and detailed and the samples are gut trembling and funny.
? If you’re into life-and- death situations, you'll love the horrors you meet against the germs.
? Expect to have to read the manual extensively.
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AMIGA PHAZER The Amiga Phazer is the latest lightgun interface, to try and add that true arcade feel to blast-em-ups. Previous lightguns have failed for one simple reason, they weren't accurate. The Amiga Phazer is definitely different in that respect, because here you hit what you shoot.
The gun plugs straight into the joystick port and after some quick calibration it's blasting time. The gun itself feels light, but proves reasonably robust even after periods of extremely heavy trigger bashing. Trojan even guarantees that rarest of the rare in peripherals, a long lead (1.5m) so you can sit well back from the keyboard to blast.
Duck Hunt and Orbital Destroyer are the games that come bundled with the gun. Duck Hunt simulates clay-pigeon shoots, in various scenic locations, while Orbital Destroyer is full of rolling rocks and bugeyed nasties. Both have good, instant appeal, but this evaporates as soon as the trigger finger begins to tire. They do prove that the gun and driver work though.
The code to control the gun has been made available to the major coding houses, so it can be included in suitable games, but, as yet there is no news of compatible releases. Trojan will be releasing three more games for the gun this year: The Enforcer, Aliex and Fire Star.
FROSTBYTE Pocket Power £2.99 Curious and charming. Play a 'slinky' style spring in a platform adventure. It looks almost identical to its 8-bit cousin, but it is pleasantly intriguing with severe moments of oddness. At three quid it’s enjoyably quirky, a fact which the score reflects.
IMEPeSSIBLE MISSIOK II Kixx £7.99 Looking terrible, and with a monumentally confusing plot, Impossible Mission II is every bit a classic, at least in terms of gameplay. A small somersaulting sprite has to leap around a maze of platforms, killing robots and finding kit in a real-time environment. Should be awful but it isn’t.
Oh no! It’s the attack of the pointless race game! LED Storm is a tame, up the screen, motorised blast. Mutants cling to your bumpers and aliens drop bombs on the roof in this hard to control game. It does feature the most excellent guitar soundtrack though.
A classic coin-op comes crashing to Earth. Basic sprites, glitchy control and crushingly twee music conspire to ruin a good platform combat game. It strangely draws the interest though, in the way many really duff games do.
A smart head-to-head, hack-and-slash special. You play a thug with a sword who has to kill another thug with a sword. Masses of moves and well animated - if blocky - graphics. Basic but fun, it’s IK+ with a sword.
An Op Wolf clone set in old Chicago. You play a cop, and some blocky sprites play the villains. Shoot snipers in the head to earn extra ammunition, health and bombs. Good fun, high-speed blast.
Kixx £7.99 This is an extremely strange darts game, with tournaments, odd sports and a chance to play the big names in darts.
A wobbly mouse cursor is used to simulate the shaking hand that holds the darts. The Amiga does all the maths and it's a wonderfully mindless way to spend an hour or two.
FLIGHT PATH 737 As a flight sim this leaves a lot to be desired, like simulation of flight for instance. Try taking the world's slowest airliner on a trip into tedium.
It may only be £2.99 but that's pricey for a disk you'll want to format.
Defender fans need not apply for this clone of the arcade classic. It follows the sideways-scrolling theme, rescuing stranded colonists as aliens whiz around. The lack of pace combined with the curious screen scroll makes accurate turning and blasting nigh on impossible.
Laughable oriental beat-em-up. Feels rough, and that's not a compliment, so it is hard to play. When the fighter sprite turns,the commands for walk forwards doesn't and opposite joystick movements are needed.
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JOCHEN HIPPEL - GIVE IT A TRY CD £6.99 No it’s not actually a game, it is in fact a compilation CD of Thalion’s best arcade tunes. Who pJptJP could forget the classic | Wings of Death (Main | Theme), Dragonflight Part K I - Dawn at Ontaflareth and Wings of Death (Second Theme)? They're all here and should be doing the rounds at a software store near you. Just think of it as CDTV entertainment without the TV SM IieSkGmE Mrp rZmm Mmm BUDGET CHART 1 (2) Fantasy World Dizzy Codemasters 2 (1) Defender of the Crown Mirror Image 3 H Lombard RAC Rally Hit Squad 4(5) North and South Action 16 5 (3)
Miami Chase Codemasters 6 (¦) Carrier Command Mirror Image 7 (10) Treasure Island Dizzy Codemasters 8 (4) Little Puff Codemasters 9 (8) Ninja Rabbits Micro Value io H 3D Pool Mirror Image RPGs lead the way this month with both Eye of the Beholder and Hero Quest making strong moves for the top slot. MegaTraveller slips a few places but is still in the survey. Is this a case of the folks going on holiday during a recession by being someone else?
Drop outs The chart is as volatile as ever. There's one reentry, three games hold their positions, six go up, 10 drop and there are nine new entries.
Among the notable casualties are Killing Cloud (was nine, and it is now out of the Top 30), Wonderland (was 15, now out) 'Nam (was 23, now out), Supercars 2 (was six, now 24), Brat (was 16, now 30).
Winning Tactics is the highest new entry at number three, with Railroad Tycoon slamming in behind it at 10.
Chart attack!
Anco and the incredible Kick-Off phenomenon continue to break every rule in the chart book. Winning Tactics entry means that there are now three different Kick Off 2 titles in the Top 30. An incredible tenth of the chart is now dominated by one incredible idea. What’s more the budget bargain of the month has to be Kick Off 1 with the supplements disk Extra Time which is now doing the rounds for £7.99. Over the moon Jim (well Dino actually).
BELOW Kick Off Winning Tactics and Cricket Simulator don’t have a score for one simple reason, we ain’t reviewed them yet!
We’re still waiting for copy of Winning Tactics, because it hasn't worked out a strategy to get past our demon-goalie postman, Jim. While on the other wicket, our reviewing outfield haven't managed to catch a copy of Cricket Simulator.
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Armour-Geddon Psygnosis £25.99 85% 8 (10) A Speedball 2 Image Works £24.99 FG94% 9 (2) T Gods Renegade £25.53 FG90% 10 (-) NEW Told Ocean £24.99 78% 11 (-) NEW Railroad Tycoon MicroProse £34.99 FG92% 12 (12) ¦ Final Whistle Anco £12.99 83% 13 (-) NEW Centurion - Defender of Rome Electronic Arts £25.99 79% 14 (-) NEW Switchblade 2 Gremlin Graphics £25.99 70% 15 (3) T Chuck Rock Core Design £25.54 80% 16 (-) NEW Cricket Simulator Soundware Int.
£24.99 See Below 17 (21) A Kick Off 2 Anco £24.99 FG94% 18 (18) ¦ European Superleague CDS £24.99 74% 19 (13) T SWIV Storm £24.99 FG92% 20 (22) A Panza Kick Boxing US Gold £24.99 69% 21 (14) ?
MegaTraveller Empire £29.99 70% 22 (-) NEW Life and Death Mindscape £25.53 70% 23 (20) ?
Viz Virgin £24.99 61% 24 (6) ?
Supercars 2 Gremlin Graphics £19.99 80% 25 (19) ?
F-19 Stealth Fighter MicroProse £29.99 FG91 % 26 (24) ?
Super Monaco Grand Prix US Gold £25.53 83% 27 (-) NEW Sim City Populous Infogrames £29.99 Compilation 28 (29) A Powermonger Electronic Arts £29.99 FG94% 29 (-) NEW Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles Image Works £24.99 35% 30 (16) T Brat Image Works £29.99 87% Chart compiled by Gallup Ltd © 1991 European Software Publishers Association.
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Those of you that are finding the puzzles a mite too difficult, here are a few hints. Start the game as normal and press F. The screen flips upside down and is then ready to accept the cheats. Then try entering: SAGITTARIANS MAKE BETTER LOVERS.
Despite not being true, this gives you an infinite supply of keys, shields, ice-boots and magnets.
09 12 57 This gives unlimited time.
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ESTRANO .Fly mode (Left shift toggles on or off) MORTIMER ..Zone select (Use function keys) TURN FRAME .....Level select (Use number keys) FAST AINT THE WORD ......Infinite energy UNCLE SAMS ..Infinite energy LIFE IS MY DREAM ....Infinite energy SHE LOVES CLEANING
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So let's tell all you struggling pirate adventurers how to win through. Following on from the first half of the solution published in the last issue, here is the method for completing RT TWO - THE JOURNEY Once the crew have made their position clear and you etire to the cabin, OPEN the drawer of the desk and LOOK AT the contents. LOOK AT the book to read it. PICK UP the feather pen and the ink, then WALK TO the door to get to the deck. WALK TO the rope ladder and PICK UP the Jolly Roger when you have climbed to the top.
Go back down to the deck and go down to the hatch. WALK TO the door to get to the galley. PICK UP the pot and OPEN the cupboard.
PICK UP the cereal and open it to get the prize. LOOK AT the prize you will see that it's a small key.
WALK back up the ladder and WALK TO the hatch to go down into the hold. OPEN the chest on the right and. LOOK AT it to get the fine wine. PICK UP the giant piece of rope and OPEN the kegs on the left to get some gunpowder. Now go back out to the deck.
WALK back to the cabin and USE the small key on the cabinet.
OPEN the chest inside to get a piece of paper and some cinnamon sticks. LOOK AT the piece of paper to read the recipe, then WALK back on deck and go to the galley again.
USE the cinnamon sticks, the Jolly Roger, the rubber chicken, the fine wine, the breath mints, the piece of paper and the gunpowder with the cooking pot. The pot will then go bang and start to steam, which makes you pass out.
When you wake up, go to the deck to discover that you are at Monkey Island. Go back down to the hold and OPEN the kegs again to get some more gunpowder from the kegs, then return to the deck.
USE the gunpowder in the cannon nozzle and the giant piece of rope with the cannon to form a fuse.
Go back down to the galley and USE the feather pen with the red hot fire to form a flaming mass. Return to the deck, USE the flaming mass with the fuse, and USE the pot. The cannon will then fire you onto the shore of Monkey Island.
After Herman walks away, WALK TO the jungle to see the map of the island. Go to the river fork in the middle of the island and WALK TO the footholds across the river. PUSH the rock off the edge and lawks! Your ship will be sunk! But don't worry.
PULL the primitive art twice, then WALK to the next set of footholds to get to the top of the rock tower. If Herman appears, just say anything and he’ll walk away. PUSH the rock off the edge. The rock should hit the banana tree on the beach. WALK back down to the river fork and return to the jungle.
Go off to the left and go to the fort on the edge of the volcano.
PICK UP the spyglass and the rope and PUSH the cannon. When Herman appears, say that you think a monkey did it. Ask him a question, then leave the conversation. PICK UP the cannonball and the gunpowder and WALK back to the jungle.
Go back to the river fork and PICK UP the note under the rock.
LOOK AT the noteworthy rock to get a piece of flint. USE the handful of gunpowder with the dam, then USE the flint with the cannonball. The dam will burst and the water will carry you along for a while.
Go to the pond at the end of the river and PICK UP the rope by the unhealthy looking man. When Herman leaves, WALK back to the jungle and WALK to the crack.
USE the rope with the strong branch on the edge of the crack and WALK down to the next ledge. USE the other rope with the sturdy stump and PICK UP the oars. WALK back to the jungle and return to the beach where you first landed.
PICK UP the bananas and USE the oars with the rowboat. Paddle off to the right, around the headland and up to the beach near the top of the island. WALK TO the jungle and go to the village.
WALK TO the hut on the far left and PICK UP the bowl of fruit to get the bananas. As you try to leave the village, the cannibals will stop you and try to get you to give them an offering. GIVE them anything, since they won't accept it and will lock you in a hut. PICK UP the skull on the floor and OPEN the loose floorboard underneath. WALK TO the hole to escape.
Get back to the boat and paddle back to the island with the banana tree. WALK TO the jungle and go to the monkey. GIVE bananas to the monkey and LOOK AT him until he looks happy, then he’ll follow you.
WALK back to the jungle and go to the clearing on the headland to the right. WALK TO the right until you reach the totem poles. PULL the nose on the left-hand totem pole and WALK TO the gate that opens. The gate closes again, but the monkey will start to swing on the nose, keeping the gate open. WALK through to the gigantic monkey head and PICK UP the wimpy little idol. Then go back to the jungle and go on back to your boat.
Paddle round to the beach at the top and go to the village again.
WALK TO the hut on the left, then WALK back to the right. The cannibals will stop you again and try to get you to give them something, so GIVE them the wimpy little idol.
WALK TO the hut on the left and go in. PICK UP the banana picker and go back outside. As you head out of the village you will meet Herman. GIVE the banana picker to him and he will give you the monkey-head key.
Go back towards your boat and paddle round to the beach just next to the headland. Go to the clearing and WALK TO the gigantic monkey head. USE the. Monkey-head key in the gigantic monkey ear to make the head open.
Go back to your boat, paddle up to the top beach and -go to the PARTS 2, 3 AND 4 the navigator. WALK through the catacombs, following the direction that the head looks until you reach LeChuck's ghost ship.
TALK TO the head of the navigator and ask him for the necklace.
Keep pleading with him until he gives it to you then USE the necklace to make yourself invisible.
WALK TO the ghost ship and WALK TO the door over to the left.
USE the magnetic compass with the key then WALK back to the deck.
WALK down the hatch and WALK TO the passage on the right. PICK UP the ghost feather which is by the ghost chickens and then go back through the passage.
USE the ghost feather on the feet of the sleeping ghost crew and PICK UP the jug o’grog that he drops. Go back through the passage again and USE the key on the hatch. WALK TO the hatch and USE the jug o’grog with the dish. PICK UP the cooking grease and go back up to the deck.
USE the glob of grease on the door on the right to stop it squeaking, then OPEN it and go in. PICK UP the ghost tools and go back to the deck. Go down the hatch and through the passage, USE the tools on the glowing crate to get the voodoo root. Then go back to the cave and WALK off to the left. You will now appear back at the village.
Have a chat to the threeheaded monkey (eh?)
JlSr while the natives mix your potion, then WALK back to the jungle. You will appear in the cave next to a ghost. Ask him what happened and about the wedding, then get ready to go.
Your crew should now appear and you can go back to your ship to leave Monkey Island.
PART FOUR - GUYBRUSH KICKS BUTT village again to meet the natives who are now friendly. Tell D ROWBOAT) I them that there is something they can do for you and that you are looking for someone dead.
They will then tell you about their magic potion. Say you are going to kick LeChuck out. The natives will stop you, so get them to tell you about the head of the navigator. GIVE the leaflet to the natives and they will give you the head and the necklace.
Go back to your boat and paddle back to the beach near the headland. Go to the clearing, WALK TO the gigantic monkey head and go in.
WALK to the right until you get to the next cave, then USE the head of WALK off the dock and you will be assailed by a ghost. Offer him some root beer and he will get zapped. WALK TO the town and WALK up to the grim spectre. Tell him you have some magic root beer to blast him.
WALK under the archway to the church, OPEN the door and walk in. Say stop the wedding and when LeChuck threatens you say Take This!’. The Governor will then surprisingly appear, so try to find out what's going on. Say Take This!' When LeChuck threatens you again to find that you're seltzer is jammed.
LeChuck will belt you through the roof, and you will land in the Grog machine in Stan's Boat Yard. When LeChuck shakes you out of the machine, quickly pick up the bottle of root beer. As soon as you have the bottle, USE it on LeChuck to defeat him, and you can be happily reunited with the Governor.
THE END (cue sloppy end music and roll credits).
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Tf*4® jS*4 V X ovrt- Oniaaaao ;W»M SUPERCARS We can't all be like Tom Cruise in Days of Thunder. But for those budding racing drivers having trouble winning races, here are some Supercars 2 playing tips direct from Gremlin.
2 POWER UPS AND WEAPONRY COURSE FEATURES MINES These are useful for keeping cars off your trail on some courses where backlogs occur.
HoillG MISSILES These are especially useful on thin sections to clear the road and on fast courses where you can’t catch the cars.
M § 'asiis 5ERW1GE: jjBoba" ifuel’ [Engine ItiJPE'S aaaaasai GATES Sometimes it is worth waiting for gates to open, but as they all run at the same time interval you can usually tell whether to wait or not. Remember that you can squeeze through a closing gate.
¥tlf«ELB If you get stuck in a tunnel, keep turning until the screen starts scrolling the right way. Super missiles are useful here!
Jumps Take off as straight as possible to make sure you clear jumps. When jumping into a corner, a slight angle can stop you from hitting the wall on the other side.
Cross ©WERS These don’t allow you to cheat! Time going in and coming out carefully, otherwise you will be docked a lap. If you are knocked off course, you must go back even if it means letting the other cars go past.
In order to win races, you really need to get to know the tracks first and their various features.
SUPER HffSSILEB These are useful in tunnels where you can’t see the other cars and on courses with gates, where you will suddenly meet cars coming the other way.
TURBO JUMPS These are useful for jumping the queue at the start of races. Try only to use them when you are standing still or when jumping a train. For train jumping, they are best used at a distance of about three cars.
Continued overleaf I FRONT AND REAR MISSILES These are only really useful in exceptional circumstances. These are best used to make more cash for useful weapons. That is buy loads when they’re cheap!
Ssil IK MEDIUM LEVEL HARD LEVEL EASY LEVEL Use the front missiles on the long straight if you have to.
© No problems here. Just remember to save all of your missiles.
) fa The key to this is mastering the turning of corner X to save time.
Avoid collisions and try to nudge cars out on corners to r pass them. Homing missiles are useful.
This one has lots of tunnels! Just watch the way the screen scrolls if you get stuck. Beware! Enemy cars have mines!
Remember where the jump is and take your time at crossovers. Homing missiles are useful.
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1 Be careful not to get pushed off course or you will lose a lap. Otherwise race around at top speed making full use of handbrake turns.
You have a choice of routes here. A is usually best unless you A are forced to do otherwise by missiles.
To jump the trains a large supply of turbo jumps are essential on this one.
Get the right angle going around corner X and you should be able to jump OK.
£ ®n H 1 _| The real problem is the jump. Make sure you are clear of all cars ® and approach at full speed in the centre of the road. Turn at the right time and you should take off straight away.
Tor out a micro-second before you take off.
Be careful how you line up on the jumps, they are very deceptive. Make sure you have plenty of homer and front missiles and fire them off as you jump to take out any other cars that may be thinking of knocking you off course.
Again, homing missiles are useful. Go through all the short cuts but be careful not to get squashed.
Spend all your remaining cash on this one.
Ti.i__ _ ) Not much time to see the trains, since it’s the last course. It’s advisable to spend lots of cash on homers and © turbo-jumps to jump over trains.
ARMOUR These are essential on the higher levels to survive the collisions, but don't pay through the nose for it.
RAM You will incur a lot of damage if you use this method for overtaking cars.
Engines These give you a higher top speed. They are essential on higher levels, but watch out and pick them up cheap.
THE SHOP The objects and power-ups all have a maximum price. On each visit, the prices are randomly set from one quarter cost to full value. Trade in prices are 75 per cent of sale prices, so with a knowledge of what’s a good price you can make piles of dosh.
PRICE LIST ITEM ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦a BUY ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ SELL Front Missile ...... 100-400 ..... 75-300 Rear Missile .. 150-600 ...... 110-450 Homing Missiles 375-1500 . 280-1125 Super Missile 250-1000 .... 185-750 Mines «¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ 200-800 ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦a¦¦¦¦¦*¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ 150-600 Turbo Jump ... 125 500; . 80-375 Armour .. 750-3000 ..
560-2250 Ram ...... 250-1000...... 185-750 Engine 1250-5000 ... 935-3750 THE GARAGE Each repair has a maximum price and the nearer the cost is to that price the more good it will do. For example, Spark Plugs at 390 will do more PRICE LIST REPAIR PR ICE Spark Plugs Exhaust Gearbox ...... Brakes . Panels Body . .... 1000 Tyres ..... Stoggring ..... Suspension ..
good than Bodywork at 520. It often pays to just carry out repairs that will decrease your damage a fair bit but are still cheap. It’s hardly ever worth repairing everything, except on later levels where damage incurred in races is higher.
GENERAL HINTS HANDBRAKE TORUS These are useful on tight corners. Just take your finger off the accelerator and turn the car when you are about halfway towards your desired direction, then fire the accelerator again.
OVERTAKING There are two main methods. You can either pass on a straight, or knock them out at corners. To do this, just take the inside line and bash into them. They will take a while to get their bearings, but you will have already roared off.
It’s important to note that if you crash into another car, you will both end up slowing down. If you can’t actually get past, it’s far better to wait for a better chance, rather than letting the other cars get away.
HELPING HAND A This month sees a new format for Helping Hand that will continue in the coming months.
If you see a query that we haven't replied to in the column, then send in the solution if you know it. The first two answers received will win a prize.
Last year I purchased Line of Fire and I can get to Mission Four but no further. Could you please suggest a cheat for infinite lives or energy?
Paul Davis, Bassingbourne, Hertfordshire Sure can! Adam Walton from Whitley Bay comes to the rescue with the cheat for this one. When the joystick select screen appears, just type in: OPERATION FERRIT.
I received a copy of the game Nightbreed for Christmas and I am positively stuck. I have managed to get into Midian without being eaten but I keep going round in circles. Please can you help me?
Michael Rumney, Ashurst, Tunbridge Wells Please, please, please could you show me a cheat mode for Nightbreed? I was hoping for infinite lives.
Geoffrey Meakin, Bournemouth, Dorset A cheat mode you want, a cheat mode you will have! This one is for the Action game (I hope that's the one you are playing) and was sent in by Oliver Cooper from Royston in Hertfordshire.
Y Click on the pass key and make the above shape. Now click your mouse on START and you will have infinite energy.
Please, please could you help me on Turrican II? I can get to the second level, but I can’t get to the third because I never have enough lives.
Simon Fletcher, Farnham, Surrey A lot of people have sent the tip for this one in, so you're in luck!
First of all, press Help to get into the music menu, press 4 to stop the music, then press 2. After about 10 seconds of music, press Escape twice . You can now start the game with infinite lives and power lines.
I have recently been trying to complete Altered Beast, but I can’t even complete Level One!
Please could you suggest any cheats for it?
Robert Plant, Biddulph, Staffordshire I'm afraid I don't know of any offhand! But this is where you readers come in. If you are the first person to come up with the cheat for this, you could win yourself a prize!
If you want a more involved set of hints for a big game, then the Screenplay book is for you! This compendious tome contains mini-reviews, maps, cheats and tips for over 100 games. It could be just the thing you’re looking for! The book is available from Amiga Format Mail Order, so get cracking and send your order form in now.
If you've got a query about a game, or a solution to a plea printed then send it in to HELPING HAND, Amiga Format, 30 Monmouth Street Bath BA1 2BW.
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Bitcon Devices Ltd 88 BEWICK ROAD, GATESHEAD, TYNE & WEAR, NE8 1RS ENGLAND TEL: (091)4901919 4901975 FAX: (091)4901918 VISA Trade enquiries welcome - UK & Export That was MARCUS DYSON, in one of his reflective moods, puts on his Barry Norman review-of-the-year head and lists all the reviews and features from issues 13-24 in full... So now we are two. Yes we had a birthday the other month and none of you even sent us a card. Every morning we opened the mail hoping for a message from the Queen or something, admittedly we aren't 100-years-old yet, but we've certainly smashed through
one-hundred-thousand issues a month sales, surely that deserves some congratulations? Yet all we got were Workbench and Gamebusters enquiries, until one day we opened a letter from D Smith of Wisbech asking us why we didn’t do an index. What a good idea we thought, but who would get the dirty job of going through all the last twelve issues listing everything with meticulous accuracy. In the end the task fell to Marcus, our Art Editor, who discovered one or two interesting facts about Amiga Format in the last 12 months: In our first 12 issues (last year) we reviewed 216 games, but this year
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In that first year the average score which our “renowned hard markers" gave was 69.86 per cent, but this year an altogether more lenient panel of critics gave a mean mark of 75.11 per cent, awarding a total of 27 Format Golds against last year's 26.
We reviewed 101 serious items of hardware or software this year, whilst last year we only managed 58, which probably explains why Amiga Format filled 2,728 pages in the last 12 months as opposed to 1,880 in the previous 12, bringing you 15 disks stuck on the front instead of a more predictable 12.
Its been a good year, here’s to a better one to follow.
FE IVTURtE a I Title What it's about Issue Page Title What it's about Issue Page All the Colours in the World 24-Bit Amiga colour 17 34 History in the Making Historical games 17 25 Animation by Numbers Dpaint tutorial 21 120 Infection Zone Viruses explained 15 105 Back in the Real World Real Things 16 147 Just Got One of These?
For new owners 19 23 Best Games of All Time 15 Classics revealed 19 109 Lures of Robotics Robots, fact and fiction 18 131 Books Christmas stocking-fillers 18 247 Mind Your Language Programming languages 13 109 Carry on Computing Compatible portables 16 135 Moviedrome Films and games 13 15 CDTV: Black magic Box CDTV Launch round-up 24 33 Portrait of the Artist Artist profiles 21 33 Down With Skool Education 22 119 Putting you in the Picture Graphics in games 21 117 Education Two game reviews 17 223 Questionnaire We ask, you answer 19 131 Entering the PD Zone Free software 14 77 Reach for the
Sky Real pilot flying sims 16 213 First Steps 1 Basic disk use 18 239 Sample It Samplers round up 22 29 First Steps 2 Installing printers 19 141 Scan it Scanners round up 22 159 First Steps 3 Startup sequences 20 173 School Holidays Education 14 159 First Steps 4 Workbench tidyness 21 205 Search Party AmigaDOS utilities 17 209 First Steps 5 Printer problems solved 22 197 The Real Thing Complete 3D round up 23 123 First Steps 6 More fonts 23 213 3D Games Programmer tips 23 33 First Steps 7 CLI 24 203 Tools of the Trade Programming tools
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101 First Words Word processors 17 191 Tricks With Coppers Graphics techniques 13 1 19 Funny Old Game Footy-game parody 20 105 Virtual Amigas Virtual reality system 14 31 Games of the Year We name the best... 18 256 Visions of the Future Prophetic games 18 25 Games Programming 7 The End-of-level boss 13 127 Wrap it up Allocation Deallocation 15 31 Grab It Video digitiser round up 22 23 You've Got the Questions We have the answers 20 23 Great Leap Forward CDTV first report 16 25 You Wanna be an Artist?
Paint packages round up 21 23 PLAY Name Issue Page Score A-10 Tank Killer 22 97 75% Aces of the Great War 23 59 65% Action Stations 23 87 70% ADS 21 99 68% Afrika Korps 24 105 64% Alpha Waves 23 101 70% Amazing Spiderman 17 74 77% Amiga Encounter 24 80 79% Ancient Battles 20 64 69% Antago 14 42 65% Armourgeddon 22 58 85% ATF II 18 102 74% Atomic Robokid 18 49 75% Backgammon Royale 22 97 78% Back to the Future III 21 64 82% Badlands 17 93 46% Ball Game 24 108 60% Bard's Tale III Thief of Fate 23 77 69% BA.T. 18 107 88% Battle Command 19 52 FG 90% Battlemaster 17 66 83% Battlestorm 22 77 83%
Betrayal 17 46 84% Billy Boulder 16 75 68% Block Out 14 41 84% Botics 19 63 41% Brat 22 64 87% Breach 2 14 56 79% Bug Bash 16 93 65% Cadaver 17 69 83% Cadaver - The Pay Off 24 107 85% Captive 16 71 FG 91% Carthage 19 68 82% Car-Vup 19 72 83% Centurion Defender of Rome 24 66 79% Chaos Strikes Back 21 62 89% Chess Champion 2175 13 66 77% Chip's Challenge 19 58 79% Chuck Rock 22 95 80% Chuck Yeagers Flight Trainer 23 60 71% Codename Iceman 15 50 64% Colonel's Bequest 15 67 60% Combo Racer 14 51 69% Cybercon III 23 82 FG 90% Damocles 14 36 FG 92% Damocles Mission Disk 1 19 66 89% Das Boot 23 98
79% Death Trap 18 64 74% Defender II 18 58 78% Defenders of the Earth 13 64 58% Demoniak 22 82 70% Distant Armies 16 90 FG 92% Dragon Breed 18 57 75% Dragonflight 16 76 70% Dragons Lair II Timewarp 20 71 65% Driller 21 99 88% Dynasty Wars 13 42 69% Eco Phantoms 19 81 84% Edd the Duck 19 89 61% Elvira Mistress of the Dark 19 85 61% Emlyn Hughes Arcade Quiz 21 94 38% Emlyn Hughes Int. Soccer 14 46 78% Escape From Colditz 22 62 79% ESWAT 19 70 59% European Superleague 17 63 74% Everton FC Intelligensia 14 46 53% Eye of the Beholder 24 82 FG 92% Exile 23 95 68% Extase 15 59 86% Exterminator 20 66
64% F-15 Strike Eagle 24 62 FG 90% F-l 9 Stealth Fighter 16 48 FG 91% Famous Five - Treasure Island 23 90 73% Fighter Bomber Mission Disk 15 76 71% Final Battle 16 57 56% Fire and Brimstone 13 68 81% Flood 14 39 84% Fools Errand 17 90 70% Full Contact 24 107 86% Future Basketball 16 86 43% Gazza II 20 55 51% Gem-x 22 54 88% Genghis Kahn 21 61 84% Ghost's 'N' Goblins 13 61 80% Golden Axe 18 50 80% Gold of the Aztecs 15 72 73% Gremlins 2 17 94 79% Grid Runner 13 60 71% Go 22 98 78% Gods 23 54 FG 90% Hard Drivin' II 21 77 68% Harley Davidson 14 48 67% Helter Skelter 16 58 87% Hero Quest 24 74 85%
Hero's Quest 13 57 FG 92% Hill Street Blues 23 72 82% Hollywood Collection 18 118 80% Horror Zombies 19 75 71% Hunter 20 74 86% Immortal 16 68 78% Imperium 13 50 86% Indianapolis 500 17 64 FG 92% International 3D Tennis 13 45 79% International ice-hockey 23 102 79% International Soccer Challenge 18 69 55% 1 Play 3D Soccer 24 78 81% Ishido 19 82 80% Jahangir Kahn's Squash 23 91 81% James Pond 17 82 81% Jockey Wilson Darts 18 118 77% Judge Dredd 20 56 44% Jupiter's Masterdrive 20 86 79% Kick Off 2 13 38 FG 94% Killing Cloud 22 74 80% Killing Game Show 17 74 FG 92% Klax 13 41 88% Last Ninja 2 14
68 58% Lemmings 20 62 FG 92% Line of Fire 18 74 80% Logical 24 100 80% Loom 16 52 85% Lost Patrol 14 60 79% Lotus Turbo Esprit Challenge 17 80 89% M1 Tank Platoon 16 81 71% Mannix 17 94 69% Magic Fly 15 38 88% Manhunter 2 13 63 54% Masterblazer 18 99 89% Mean Streets 17 50 88% Megatraveller 24 70 70% Merchant Colony 23 97 67% Metal Masters 23 88 52% Midnight Resistance 14 40 69% MiG 29 Fulcrum 20 48 FG 90% Mighty Bomb Jack 20 85 60% Monster Pack Compilation 23 102 83% Monty Python 15 52 88% Moonfall 22 72 71% Moonshine Racers 21 82 79% MUDS 19 78 81% Murder 14 45 81% Mystical 18 111 71% Nam 21
74 88% Narc 20 89 63% Narco Police 19 55 79% Neuromancer 14 71 81% New York Warriors 17 56 65% Nightshift 18 110 81% Nine Lives 18 63 64% Ninja Remix 19 77 78% Nitro 19 69 84% Nucleus 16 93 54% Obitus 20 80 81% Ooops Up!
18 87 76% Operation Harrier 16 75 64% Operation Stealth 15 42 FG 90% Oriental Games 16 72 72% Pang 17 70 87% Paradroid 90 17 89 88% PGA Tour Golf 22 68 FG 90% Photon Storm 14 66 62% Pick 'n' Pile 18 88 71% Plague 13 48 61% Plexu 16 93 21% Plotting 15 76 81% Police Quest 2 14 54 69% Power 21 72 84% Powermonger 18 42 FG 94% PP Hammer 24 99 80% Predator 2 23 68 81% Prehistoric Tale 21 96 49% Prince of Persia 20 77 88% Projectyle 13 46 FG 90% Pro Tennis Tour 2 22 97 82% Puzznic 18 94 88% Pyramax 14 42 52% Quadrel 23 102 63% Railroad Tycoon 22 50 FG 92% Ranx 18 93 52% Red Storm Rising 14 52 89%
Revelation 21 66 78% Rick Dangerous II 16 82 FG 92% Robocop 2 18 100 80% Rocket Ranger 23 101 89% Rogue Trooper 18 66 85% Rorke's Drift 13 52 62% Saint Dragon 16 84 82% Satan 16 89 77% SCI Chase HQ II 18 73 76% Search for the King 24 102 68% Secret of Monkey Island 23 74 FG 92% Shadow of the Beast 2 15 60 87% Shadow Warriors 14 40 42% GRAPHICS Shockwave 18 76 87% Silkworm 21 99 86% Simulcra 15 79 80% Sirius 7 18 52 24% Ski or Die 21 85 62% Speedbali 23 101 79% Speedball 2 20 58 FG 94% 18 82 FG 94% 18 118 71% 17 55 80% 15 49 67% 24 90 70% 18 108 44% 18 38 77% 19 76 66% 22 90 80% 18 118 69% 21
58 83% 21 86 81% 17 52 80% 15 68 FG 90% 24 69 70% Spindizzy Worlds Sporting Gold Compilation Spy Who Loved Me Starblade Stormball Street Hockey Strider II
S. T.U.N. Runner Supercars 2 Superski Challenge Super Monaco
Grand Prix Super Skweek Super Off-Road Racer Supremacy
Switchblade Article Title Issue Page What it was about Special
Efects - Surface Mappinq 13 25 Feature reviews Tricks with
Coppers 13 119 Proqramminq tutuorial Games Proqramminq Part 7
13 127 Games qraphics Scene Generator 13 125 Fractal
landscapes Turbo Silver 14 19 3D Ray-tracinq review
Acceleration for Artists 15 19 Processor boards use in
qraphics Back in the Real World 16 147 Real thinqs feature
Edinburqh Animation Competition 16 35 A look at the winners
Patterned Flood Fills 16 41 Dpaint tutorial The Art Department
17 34 24-bit Colour imaqe proccessinq Real Thinqs People 17 38
Mini review Unfoldinq Pictures 17 40 Dpaint tutorial Real 3D
18 143 3D Ray tracinq Review Carpet Unroll 18 150 Dpaint
tutorial Startinq Out in Graphics 19 33 Beoinners quide to
Amiqa qraphics Harlequin 19 39 ~) A 24-bit card The Answers
Spectracolor 20 20 158 JUI LwcIi G U VILC Ham animation
packaqe preview Disney Animation Studio 20 163 Review So You
Wanna be an Artist 21 23 Full Software round-up Martin Evans
21 33 "D A Amiqa Artist profile Amina Arficf nrcrfi 1 e* Julie
Myers Chris Blackwell 21 21 36 MlllCfCl l UM (JiUINC Amiqa
Artist profile Roqer Brittain 21 39 Amiqa Artist profile
Puttinq You in the Picture 21 117 Graphics in qames Animation
by Numbers 21 120 Dpaint tutorial Masterboard VB. 1 21 161
24-bit card How it works:3D Games 23 33 Programmers' secrets
The Real Thinq 23 123 Full 3D Round-up Imaqine 23 124 3D
Ray-tracinq review 3D Professional 23 129 3D Ray-tracinq
review Draw 4D 23 133 3D Ray-tracinq review Video Positive
1991 24 161 Animation exhibition review mm mL_% ...
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PERSONAL FIN. MAN.
HISOFT BASIC REAL THINGS HUMANS ERR SEARCH PIC OF THE MONTH DISK 18 PAGE 161 TOTAL RECALL LEMMINGS ELIZA NIALL PIC OF THE MONTH
S. W.I.V. 21 68 FG 92% Team Suzuki 20 52 88% Team Yankee 16 66
81% Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles 19 89 35% Tetris 23 102 70%
Thunderstrike 15 80 77% Tie Break 15 44 84% Time Machine 15 75
85% Time Soldier 13 60 49% Toki 24 92 78% Torvak the Warrior
17 76 69% Total Recall 20 89 77% Tournament Golf 20 89 70%
Tower FRA 21 93 74% Toyota Celica Rally 18 41 70% Trial By
Fire 24 67 56% Turn It 13 58 83% Turrican 13 54 88% Turrican
II 20 68 80% Tusker 14 66 68% Ultimate Ride 18 1 17 67% UMS II
22 88 77% Unreal 15 70 74% Vaxine 16 65 85% Vector
Championship Run 19 89 42% Venus the Fly Trap 15 41 79% Viz
the Game 23 62 70% Voodoo Nightmare 17 49 75% Warlock - the
Avenger 21 88 60% Warlords 22 85 85% Warzone 24 88 73% Web of
Terror 15 62 48% Welltris 14 59 88% Wheels of Fire Compilation
18 118 74% Wildlife 14 51 31% Wings 16 54 79% Wings of Death
18 112 76% Wings of Fury 16 51 84% Winning Team Compilation 23
102 80% Wolfpack 17 96 83% Wonderland 24 107 70% World
Championship Soccer 20 72 80% Wrath of the Demon 19 64 85%
Wreckers 22 61 82% Xiphos 17 79 80% Yolanda 15 79 49%
Zarathrusta 20 83 71% Ziriax 15 64 68% m. DISK 13 PAGE 87
CADAVER FENSTER POPUPMENU ZAP MENACE LHARCA COPPER TUTORIAL
DISK 14 PAGE 87 YOLANDA BRIMBLES BEAT ZOOM MOUSE COORDS FSDIR
RAPS WORKBENCH HACKS DISK 15 PAGE 93 FLIPIT AND MAGNOSE GET
SET GO MIDI ANALYSER VECTACHECK GIRL ACTIONS ZERO VIRUS CANARY
PIC OF THE MONTH[ DISK 16 PAGE 97 CAPTIVE AMOS UPDATER SENIOR
QUIZ LIB COUNTER RESCUE PIC OF THE MONTH DISK 19 PAGE 15
CHAMPION OF THE RAJ ISLAND OF NEPHOTONS INSTALLPRINTER
MENUMASTER PLAY590 ILBM RAW MOSAIC PIC OF THE MONTH DISK 20
PAGE 15 THE POWER INTERPHASE FIX INSTALL PRINTER MAKEAUTO READ
ATARI CONV SCAN SCRIPT 4D PIC OF THE MONTH DISK 21 PAGE 15
MOONSHINE RACERS HYPERBOOK TV ANIMATION GRAPHICS IN GAMES DISK
23 PAGE 17 3D CONSTRUCTION KIT ATOMINO DRIVE IFF HACKTRICK
60HZ PIC OF THE MONTH BALANCE OF POWER DISK 24 PAGE 17
ARCHIPELAGOS WORDWORTH AEROCHOPPER DML DISK MAGIC FASTWINDOWS
NOTEPADINSTALL PIC OFTHEW MONTH DISK 22 PAGE 15 GODS SAMPLE
EDITOR PIC OF THE MONTH VLBM PPMORE VAXINE MUSIC Title Issue
Page The Answers Funlab Music X Sample It Bars and Pipes Pro
Datel Pro Sampler 2 Sequencer One Steinberg Pro 24 20 27
Software Advice 20 167 Review 21 171 Article 22 29 Samplers
round-up 24 135 Review 24 138 Review 24 141 - Review 24 144
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Afflsuse What it was Tiger Cub Copyist Apprentice TFMX Let's Go
Crazy Roll Tape, Cue Amiga Audio Engineer Trax Midi Toolkit
Piglet Amplifier Sound Express Pick of the Pops Technosound
Hyperchord Pixound Bars and Pipes Big Star hit the Amiga
Mugician Harmoni 13 13 13 14 15 15 16 16 16 16 17 17 17 17 18
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Pro Studios 135 Review 167 Review 170 Review 170 Review 173
Review 109 Round-up of the year 180 Review 243 Review 243
Review 223 Tutorial 133 Amiga Karaoke 135 Review 136 Review
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Improvement of a good original ADSCSI 2000 A2000 hard drive
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Amateurish results, avoid it Rescalable typefaces Postscript
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MEMORY EXPANSION The Amiga is capable of some wondrous deeds - “Only the Amiga makes it possible,” Commodore tells us. On the A500, sooner or later you find yourself running out of memory, or not having enough to run certain programs.
Connecting an extra 512K on the underneath is easy. Fitting more than that is possible, but for serious expansion (2MB or more) the memory usually plugs into the port on the left of the computer.
The 500RX is easy to fit, gives no problems and should last a lifetime.
The metal casing is very robust, and the minimal amount of circuitry inside means less strain on the Amiga’s power supply.
All things considered, this has to be the best all-round memory expansion available for the A500, at the present time. No doubt it will be improved upon, but for the moment, though, it is the best.
The SupraRAM 500RX is one of these 'serious' memory expansions. It is a slimline metal-cased unit that tucks into the side of the computer, using the minimum of space. Fitting it is a matter of removing the cover on the connector, and plugging it in. No messing about with unscrewing the computer or similar nonsense.
The Supra Corporation is making inroads in the UK hardware market.
PAT MCDONALD finds out why by looking at their latest memory expansion.
SupraRAM A500 memory pack ¦ £ 1 98 (2MB) ¦ VOAS 0582 49 1 949 At the back of the unit you will find a switch to turn it on or off. When it’s off, a memory-checker program (which comes on a disk with the unit) can be run, to make sure that it's working properly. Also there is a hole
- this is for the optional power supply, which should be fitted
by a dealer if you want some extra electricity for other
expansions.
Summing up The 500RX is a very convenient memory expansion, giving a lot of potential for a reasonable price. It’s got a metal case for durability, looks good and behaves immaculately. A good middle-of-the-road expansion that offers the best upgrade route short of getting a hard drJwQ A eh mo ti using an externa optional and not si idiiie uiai supply is ndar ADDING EXTRAS You can, of course, plug more than a memory expansion into an A500, and you then have the problem of fitting more than one piece of kit into the same slot. There are no readily available gang connectors (and the home built
versions I've seen look awful). What do you do?
The 500RX is well suited to having extra bits added for two reasons. First, it’s very narrow, and so doesn’t take up lots of space widthwise. Second, there is a through port to plug in extra expansions.
This is normally covered with a steel plate - to get at the through port, you have to dismantle the unit and remove it. It may sound complicated but it’s just a question of undoing six screws and doing four of them back up.
I’ve seen many pieces of equipment with this feature, and sometimes it doesn’t work very well, but the 500RX through port did not give any problems, it even worked with the Date! Action Replay II, which is notorious for ‘hogging the bus’ and not working with other peripherals.
From a physical viewpoint, the construction is nothing special - no surface-mounted master memory units or flat-packed capacitors. Indeed, apart from the RAM chips, there are only three other chips to make the whole thing work. Clean and simple is the best description.
DRAM DIFFERENT This particular memory unit can be expanded from 512K up to 8MB. That’s not to say that you could buy one with 512K and plug in lots of chips to expand it to 8MB - this product doesn’t behave quite like that.
You see, the 50GRX can take two sorts of dynamic RAM chips (often called DRAMs). There are 16 spaces for the chips
- if 256 X 4 bit chips are used, then the unit will contain
between 512K to 2MB of extra RAM.
If 1MB X 4 bit chips are used, then the range changes from 2MB up to 8MB. The two types of chips cannot be mixed, so you should decide when you buy exactly what sort you want. As a matter of interest, the 2MB review sample had the 1 MB X 4 type chips.
People who want to fit their own should note that the chips should be ZiP configurations (check with your supplier) with an access time of 120 nanoseconds or less.
If you expand the unit, miniature jumper connections must be made inside the box to reflect the changes. These are set correctly in factory-fresh units, and the changes are explained fairly well in the manual.
The competition The only real competitor in the pure memory expansion area is the Cortex from Memory Expansion Systems.
This is a rectangular metal box that takes SIMM (Single Inline Memory Module) packs - plug-in cards which, unlike chips, have no fragile legs to break. SIMMs plug in like Lego, but are usually a bit on the expensive side (yes, the Cortex costs £279 for 2MB
- more expensive than the 500RX).
The only feature which the Cortex has over the 500RX is that it comes as standard with a power supply. This is necessary if you have lots of extras plugged in. We would all like, though, lots of extras, so it’s nice to have the confidence to expand.
VERDICT SpijBEPf-C - 5: " 5 There’s not a lot else to give it in this department. If s very quick.
DOCUMENTATION: • • • Doesn't look special, but clearly tells you exactly what you need to know.
JfigCESSBISiiOTYa » Q O • • jijfjfy to turn on and off, test and the through port works, MaTOKIiESs _• • • Quite novel - can be expanded a little or a lot. Can take it’s own power lead.
JwMgEs ®mm mm The best all round large capacity memory expansion for the A500.
OVERALL 89% Just that little bit neater and cheaper than the Cortex.
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H. | ®u Completely newly designed interface that plugs into the
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Standard phono video input 0.5 to 2.0 volts to take signals from TV, video or camera.
Controls for brightness and contrast and throughport on A500 version.
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equipment such as synthesizers and drum machines, the Amiga’s powerful built- in sound units allow you to produce impressive musical pieces using the internal hardware.
Various packages are available on the market, ranging from high-end systems such as RamScan’s Audio Engineer (based around Audiomaster III and an extremely high-quality piece of sampling hardware) to entry level packages such as TechnoSound (reviewed on Page 142 ).
Box of delights Aegis’ new system, like Audio Engineer, contains the Audiomaster III software, along with their own sampling hardware. Instead of producing a simple cartridge device which sits at the back of the machine, the Sound Master hardware has a one- metre long cable, allowing you to place the hardware in an easily accessible position. This eliminates a Aegis, the creator of the superb Audiomaster III sampling software, has come up with a new sampling cartridge to get the most out of the Amiga.
MAFF EVANS shouts, bangs and records to test out the new package.
Sound Sampling Package ¦ £1 29.95 ¦ HB Marketing 0753 686000 problem particularly suffered by 2000 and 1500 owners in that the device isn’t hidden away by the casing, which makes changing the inputs and levels extremely difficult.
All the inputs and controls are placed conveniently on the top surface of the box, which makes making switching plugs and altering the input gain a doddle. At the top are two phono inputs for left and right line signals. Beneath this is a slider control for altering the input gain along with an LED overload indicator, so that you can easily spot whether a sound is too loud for the unit. At the bottom are two mono mini-phone jacks for external mic inputs, but if you are not fortunate enough to own a decent microphone, the unit also has its own built-in condenser microphone. The recording
quality of the mic is pretty good, giving clear results, but if the input level is set too high an incredi- BELOW: One selling point of Sound Master is that it comes with Audiomaster III. The wide range of options and ease of use put it head and shoulders above other Amiga sampling systems.
Ble amount of feedback starts screaming out of the Amiga, so care is needed to get a decent recording.
Refine, adapt, improve Although Audiomaster III is already a well established piece of software, the version boxed with Sound Master has undergone a few changes to allow you to get the best results with the new hardware.
The first change is in the Sampler Configuration section. Along with the usual settings for AMAS, Perfect Sound, FutureSound, Gsoft and Hi- Speed samplers, the program now contains an ‘Aegis’ setting. This is configured to give the optimum response when using the Sound Master hardware.
The other most notable change is that by holding the left Amiga key and hitting Z, you can toggle the unit’s built-in microphone. This means that you can use the mic for direct input when needed, deactivate it when you only want to use external inputs or combine inputs to ‘overdub’ samples.
For anyone not familiar with Audiomaster III (you’re obviously a new Format reader), the program is without doubt the best sampling SAMPLER sampling programs allow you to set loop start and end points and simply play whatever is between them over and over again. Audiomaster takes the theory one step further.
Instead of only having one pair of loop markers to play around with, you have 999 to play with. All you have to do is sample your sound, set the first loop point, click on ADD in the loop sequence box and then you have another set of markers to use. These can then be placed in totally different positions to create rather strange stutter effects.
One interesting use of this method is that you can sample a few short pieces of music and use various loop points to repeat the relevant sections and thus recreate the entire song.
Prince or pretender Up until now, Audio Engineer has been classed as the best sampling package available. But how does the American package stand up next to its antipodean counterpart? The answer is very well indeed. The hardware produces clean, undistorted sounds from line signals without any feedback whatsoever, comparing very favourably with Audio Engineer.
The Gsoft hardware does have a few more facilities, such as a through port for printers, an enable disable switch and two input gain ports, which go to make it the best of the available sampling hardware systems.
However the Sound Master unit boasts some new features of its own.
The addition of a built-in microphone and an overload indicator are very welcome and the whole thing comes in at a full £70 less than Audio Engineer.
If you want the best sampling system available, and can do without little extras such as the through port and disable switch, then Sound Master is definitely the one to go for.
SPEEDS;; f;.' -- ' V jpTJp » Extremely nippy, but a couple of the editing functions take their time.
Jjy UMENTATiONs » ® » 0 Excellent. Everything is explained in crystal-clear detail - from sampling methods to technical specs.
ACCESSIBILITY; ••••• The unit’s sockets and controls are handily placed and Audiomaster Hi is by far the easiest sampling software to use* FEATURES: §•• All the editing functions you’ll ever need along with realtime effects and the superb loop sequencer.
VALUE: P ® ? At 130 quid it’s more expensive than most packages, but the results are well worth the outlay.
OVERALL 91% At last a package to rival the superb Audio Engineer at a rather more affordable price!
VERDICT software available for the Amiga. The majority of the screen is taken up with the sample waveform display, making it easy to see what's going on when you edit sounds.
Above the display is a menu bar.
In normal use, this displays the current sample name along with memory and cursor position information. By holding down the right mouse button, a series of menus containing all the editing commands can be accessed, as well as various special effect options, such as adding echo, reverb and delay, activating the filter, tuning the waveform for use in music programs (such as Aegis’ Sonix) and ramping the volume up or down.
All the editing options are carried out on a range, which is set by simply pointing at a point at the display and then dragging the mouse along the waveform to highlight the required area. You can then simply ramp, cut, copy, reverse, invert or blank the range or zoom in on it for much more precise editing.
Stu-Stu-Stutter-Ter-Ter- Sfuttering Sounds One of the most novel inclusions of Audiomaster III is the ability to produce loop sequences. Usually, LEFT: The Sound Master hardware comes in the form of a sturdy box, which is connected by way of a metre-long cable to the Amiga’s parallel port. This allows you to put the ports and controls in an easily accessible position, rather than tucked behind the back of the machine. This should be especially good news for 2000 and 1500 users, who usually get a rough deal as far as samplers are concerned.
IN FULL CONTROL The Sound Master hardware has all its controls and sockets conveniently placed on the top of the unit, making everything easily accessible.
Input gain COMYMQL - A slider to vary the input level to the sampler. Since most samplers have a set input level, quiet sounds can lose their punch.This allows you to get a decent level sample from both loud and soft sounds.
LIME mPMTS - Two RCA phono sockets for left and right line inputs. A mono input can be used via the right channel.
MIC IWFUTS - Two 1 8-inch jack sockets for the use of external microphones.
This enables you to carry out stereo recording via a good quality mic.
CONDENSERO MIC-A built-in microphone to allow you to record a live, mono signal without having to use an external input.
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IMAGINE BENDING!: The only way to fold, crumple and bend an image convincingly in Imagine or TurboSilver is for it to be an object itself rather than a mapped brush. Here the picture captured with PIXEL3D is conformed to a cylinder (left), a sphere (right), and dragged with magnetism (centre). In this way screwed-up paper and crumpled cans can be easily created.
Unless you have a vast amount of memory or particularly want a very detailed object, it is best to use a fairly straightforward ‘pixel-simple' Please put a strap in here that is exactly two lines long, not one character more or one character less, and don’t forget and let this go to the printers t» mm Pixel Bitmap to vector convertor ¦ £8 1 .68 ¦ Precision 08 1 330 7 1 66 Jjljk t first sight, bitmap to vec- jjlljjlJl tor conversion programs JiFilII all seem to offer the same rather limited trick, extruded 3D versions of logos or 'pastry-cutter' profiles of heros - you know the sort of thing
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Most 3D modelling programs, certainly all of the recently released ones, provide some means of loading bitmapped pictures and wrapping them onto objects. Now surfaces can have textures applied to them, walls can have pictures, carpets can have patterns, bikers tattoos.... The trouble is, if the bitmap is enlarged so are the pixels; flexing his biseps turns our Hells Angels 'MUM' into a deranged Manic Miner sprite!
What we need are pictures and textures that are independent of screen resolution, in other words vector graphics. Some programs, notably Imagine (Impulse) provide what could be called coded or ‘procedural’ textures to avoid the problems of bitmaps, but representational images must be vector graphic if pixellation is to be avoided. Producing pictures this way is extremely time consuming even if you have the skill; otherwise - forget it! This is where PIXEL 3D comes to the rescue.
PIXEL 3D can save object files in the format of Sculpt, (which Real3D SCULPT ‘MAPPING’! : Regular Sculpt users will not believe it but this image was produced completely in Sculpt4D without any retouching. At first, the colours in the image would not register. By selecting Edit Modify Faces with the complete object selected and then Set Texture and OK without changing anything, the program recognises the correct colours and the image appears. Placing a light behind the picture, making the whole object Glass, and putting an sphere in the ‘beam’ gives the effect of a transparency
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Image in a ‘posterised’ style ie. Flat areas of colour with no gradients or dithering and no isolated pixels.
Format 11 (June 1990) included a tutorial on how to posterise digitised pictures. Alternatively you might try using Blend or Smooth modes in Deluxe Paint. Neither are perfect but with a suitable range of colours they give an approximation of posterising.
Conclusion Pixel 3D is a unique program at the moment. DigiWorks3D can convert a bitmap to 3D but without the colour info so profiles only. RaceTrace, from Real3D distributors Activa in Holland does the same job and more but is not yet available in the UK. So if you want coloured textures and images in Sculpt or bendable pictures in Imagine - or just colourful extrusions
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as you animate, depending on your own style and the particular job you are working on. For this reason the program is particularly suited to the user who wants to try everything . Graphics Workshop also implements Dpaint Ill’s inspired Animbrushes.
After an initial learning period it becomes apparent that there are many improvements on Dpaint, although they can be hard to find.
Probably the most welcome new feature is the ability to change palettes from one frame to the next. This With many successful defences under its belt, DEAN AGAR test Deluxe Paint's standing against Graphics Workshop and finds there could be some upsets.
Graphics Workshop Paint animation program ¦ $ 1 04.95 ¦ HoloSoft 0 1 0 1 619 747 0663 With the recent trends towards the glorious hi- resolution 24 bit possibilities of the Amiga, it is quite refreshing to see a program that attempts to push the boundaries of the standard machine that most owners have rather than requiring any number of expensive add-ons to use effectively. Graphics Workshop is essentially a 64 colour paint and animation package that attempts to meet Deluxe Paint head on, whilst adding a few new tools and features to sway opinion.
The program uses standard Amiga paint icons and menus, so anyone that has used Dpaint or any other paint package will feel at home very quickly. Sadly the Graphics Workshop manual is a sparse affair that is little more than a quick reference guide and contains none of the tutorials or in-depth help that are really needed.
Painting with light.
In addition to freehand lines; circles; rectangles and polygons, Graphics Workshop also supports Bezier curves. In common with many paint programs a stencil function is included, enabling you to restrict drawing on certain colours as well or areas. This is a definite advantage over Dpaint's colour only stencil.
Dpaint’s brush effects have been imitated in the form of cycle and smear effects, but with a few additons in an attempt to go on better. The best of these is the Rub-Through feature which allows you to ‘scratch-away’ on one screen, revealing another screen beneath. On the down side Graphics s mil 11 Workshop does not have the smoothing or blending tools of Dpaint making the creation of soft textures quite difficult (although it can still be done).
One of the biggest advantages of Graphics Workshop is in its use of multiple brushes. It is possible to have ten brushes available in memory at once which can be very useful. A small criticism is that you have to tell the program which number to use for each brush or you just keep erasing your last one. Another advantage is the ability to reduce the number of colours in a picture to maximise the use of colour. Using this feature, the amount of colours can be reduced to 16, 8, 4 or 2 automatically which helps enormously when you run out of colours because of undisciplined palette mixing.
Animating with light.
Most animation packages fall down on ease of use. Graphics Workshop is the first program to really contest this arena and win on points. As with the paint part of the program its likeness to Dpaint is uncanny in its use of requesters and even the same keyboard commands.
1992 AND ALL: As Amiga fonts are implemented quite well, professional looking video titles and graphics are relatively simple to produce.
8 frfi* GRADIENT REQUESTER: Although not quite as comprehensive as Dpaint the fill and dither menu, offers enough options for most uses.
Allows more complex animations such as images fading in and out indepen- dantly as well as fading images from one to another.
Split Decision As you might expect, the recommendations are split. Deluxe Paint is the benchmark - it set the standards and will probably do so again with Dpaint
IV. The upgrade path from DP I and DP II is decidedly generous so
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Graphics Workshop will not disappoint you.
VERDICT SPEED: Generally fast, but some types of redraw can be very sluggish.
DOCUMENTATION:_• I Would be considerably improved with more depth in the documenation.
ACCESSIBILITY:_• • • € Easy to get running, although advanced features cause a little headscratching.
FEATURES:
• • • • Contains virtually every tool you could wish to see in a
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OVERALL 90% Graphics Workshop offers one of the best paint and animation packages around.
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The 'M' word is being heard everywhere. Can multimedia be here for the Amiga? PAUL LYONS looks at a new package from INOVAtronics.
Multimedia Authoring System ¦ £125 ¦ Checkmate 071 923 0658 CanDo from INOVAtronics is a kind of programming construction kit. These have become very popular recently.
There’s been AMOS and more recently the 3D Construction Kit Both of these systems allow you to design, build and test programs before turning them into stand-alone applications that can be distributed and used without the main program. CanDo works in a very similar way, except that instead of being aimed directly at making games, CanDo is a multimedia presentation system that allows you to combine Dpaint-type animations, images, text, sound and music to create your own multimedia presentations. Once created they can be compiled to run as stand-alone applications so they can be
distributed without the CanDo application.
What CanDo?
What can you create? Well, almost anything. CanDo is ideal for producing teaching or presentation aids. For example, suppose you wanted to teach children about African animals.
You could have a main screen showing a map, with a number of different buttons. Clicking a button could take the viewer to a much more detailed stack about an individual animal (say a wild boar), with further cards showing the boar’s picture, what it eats, how it raises its young etc, while in the background sounds of elephants can be played. If you really want to go the whole hog (sorry), CanDo can also control video and laser-disc players to show film of the animals in action on your Amiga screen (assuming you have a genlock and a compatible VCR).
CanDo productions take the form of decks of cards. Just like a stack of playing cards you can only view the CONTROL PANEL The majority of CanDo's functions can be accessed from the main control panel. On the left, the Status panel allows you to switch quickly between designing and testing decks. The yellow section allows you to move through the cards in a deck and switch in and out of Edit mode. The Object menu contains almost all the tools needed to design cards, from designing and placing buttons, text and images to accessing complex macro sequences. The two arrows on the far right slide the
panel up and down for full-screen viewing.
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This card is part of a series of stacks under development by Andrew Gould and a team at King's College Dental School, London. By mixing text, animation and colour photographs, they have created stacks that students can run on their own Amigas, reinforcing conventional studies.
Top card. However, by creating buttons on a card, you can let the viewer jump to any other card in the deck (or even a different deck).
There are two ways in which you can create CanDo decks. The first is by using the Object tools from the main control panel. The second is by using CanDo's built-in scripting language directly. These two methods can be mixed at will. This allows you to create the majority of a stack quickly and easily using the tools from the main control panel just accessing the scripts to do any more involved bits.
Almost all the functions you need to make a CanDo deck are on a wide icon strip at the bottom of the screen From here you can take a blank card and add pictures, text, sounds, etc, by clicking on the correct icon.
Placing items is a simple matter of clicking, or clicking and dragging over the area you want the item to cover. This automatically brings up a relevant section dialog box: if you've selected text, you can set the font, size and style; a sound or image, you are asked to choose the relevant file from disk, and so on. The main control panel is a masterful piece of design and even users new to this kind of system will quickly get to grips with creating and positioning things on cards. To link cards together, you create buttons. Clicking on a button can be set to take the user to another card,
play a sound, show a picture or some text. At more advanced, levels CanDo's built-in scripting language can be used to program complex sequences - such as multiple-choice answers - to be set of at the click of a button.
Anomalies One thing that may throw you at the start is that CanDo's menu bar is not at the top of the screen, but at the top of the main control panel. This is because the user can create menus within a CanDo deck, which appear in the customary place. There are lots of slight anomalies like this, but if you consider the deck you’re writing to be the main program and the control panel to be floating in the space above it, things become clear.
When you use the main control panel to create an object, the program works out what you’ve asked it to do and creates a script in CanDo’s programming language. You can also write scripts yourself, without using the control panel.
The advantages of this are not only can it be faster (especially if you’ve done a bit of programming), but you have access to a much wider range of commands, and this is where the heart of CanDo's power really lies. All the traditional functions of a high-level language are here: mathematical tools, Boolean functions, conditional loops and branching. In addition you can tap directly into the Amiga DOS for custom graphics routines and there are a number of unique commands created for easy editing and manipulation of stacks. The scripting language has over 200 commands and functions!
If this sounds deep and detailed that's because it is. You might then also expect it to also be incredible difficult and complex to use, but there you'd be wrong. Anyone over the age of 14 can create high-quality applications using CanDo. If they can program in BASIC (or any high-level language) they’ll feel completely at home with the scripting language. A clear, well-written and intelligently laid- out manual is essential for this type of program and, happily, the quality is well up to the standards set by the application. Much of the space on the three-disk pack is taken up with images,
sounds examples and help files, many of which complement the introductory tutorial in the manual.
CanDo's potential as a presentation or teaching aid creation tool is only matched by its value as a teaching tool itself. Tech-head users who think that creating a good multimedia application is just a matter of typing in the right code, soon come to realise that concept, design, planning and the quality of the material (images, text and the like) that go into a presentation are as important - if not more so - than the scripts that bring them together. Alternatively, creative arty-types may well find structuring thoughts and ideas to realise their original concepts is a fine lesson in
organisation.
Looked at unemotionally, CanDo doesn’t have much over it’s competitors in the way of functions and commands and the UK price is a little on the high side. Where it scores is in the way the whole thing comes together. Everything about CanDo oozes quality. From the obvious improvements such as the excellent icon strip down to the little touches, like the way the icon strip slides smoothly down to allow viewing of the whole deck The well-produced, spiral- bound manual is a good read and the tutorial section lives up to the title.
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V T5 mmm - To supplement the- basic CanDo , package, INOVAtronics have produced two additional packs: The Intro Pack and ProPak 1.
The IntroPak is more than just a ‘How To’ supplement to the main program. The first part of the manual is a tutorial covering the basics of creating decks in a deeper way than the CanDo manual. The tutorials take the form of walkthroughs using demo files on disk. The second part encompasses a range of tips and techniques to help you get the most from CanDo. These not only cover the programming and technical aspects of creating decks, but introduce the user to the logistics of how they wifi be used - making the user think about how menu, keyboard and buttons commands can be combined to
best effect.
The ProPak 1 is a mixed bag of Can Do-created decks, some of which are useful, others n r’A&IDO IWT!?( J PAK 1 simply serve to show what CanDo can do. Of these the most useful are the PaintBox (a paint program), the Layout Editor Tool (allows you to make any shape text box) and the Keylnput Toot (gives greater flexibility of keyboard input). This is a much iighter-weight production than The Intro Pak, with less of a tutorial feel to it. Of the two The Intro Pak represents much better value would probably be of real interest to a serious CanDo user. However, as there is a discount if both are
bought together, both packages will probably find their their way into the dedicated CanDoer’s coi- lection. Unfortunately, as with CanDo 1.5 prices are too high (virtually £1=$ 1) for what are useful - but decidedly optional - add ons.
Can be Either pack costs £35. Both packs obtained for the discounted rate of £49.
VERDICT SPEEDS_m ® ® Some operations are a bit slow, but the decks created run well.
DOCUMENTATIONS ® 0 P © Detailed, well-written and clearly laid-out, what more could you want?
ACCESSIBILITY; • ?• » 9 A quick skim through the manual and you are creating simple decks immediately.
FEATURES; ® ® ® ® @ We can’t think of a single important thing that’s been left out.
VALUE;__ • Wifi probably prove too expensive for the market it’s idea! For: education.
OVERALL 80% A finer presentation creator you couldn’t ask for - a finer price you probably could.
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Filtering of data using any expression. Filters stored with descriptions, selectable from menu.
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Selective importing allowing data to be checked and altered as it is imported.
Undo Changes. The most recent data changes deletions insertions are logged and may be reversed to allow you to correct mistakes easily.
Password protection. 5 levels, ability to protect individual layouts to restrict access to sensitive data.
File management screen with directory map, rename, erase, copy, type, attribute alteration.
Powerful expression evaluator provides date calculations, substrings, conditional expressions and rounding, using field contents and variables (inci. Running totals). The result of an expression can be assigned to a field throughout the database, or to another variable.
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Data editing with ability to duplicate an existing record, insert and overwrite mode, insert and delete line that automatically move fields up or down, swap characters, convert to upper or lower case, change layout or index from display mode, finds individual record almost instantly.
International compatibility includes fun use of accented characters including correct sorting, keyboard configurable to 10 different national layouts, printer drivers supplied to print special characters.
Menu driven. Simple, easy to use system of menus and pop up windows. Keyboard or mouse may be used.
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This product is for getting the most performance and reliability out of disks, both floppy and hard. If your icons take a while to load and display, or your disk catalogues take ages to print, chances are that you could do with Quarterback Tools.
Hard-disk users will find it indispensable. For one thing, fixing errors on hard drives can be difficult or impossible. Rather than setting up the hard drive from scratch, you could use QT to sort out your problems.
QT is easy-to-use. From starting up, all available disks are shown - all hard drive partitions, and any inserted floppies are shown. QT only does one drive at a time, for simplicity.
There are two areas where QT is useful. It can optimise a disk so that the data is stored as efficiently as possible. Also, it can analyse a disk to see if it has. Any bad blocks (bits that don’t work properly) and mark them as busy, so that the computer doesn’t get upset about them.
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These are known as minor faults, and are usually invisible.
Other tricks in the stable include undeleting files and even unformatting a disk! Admittedly, once a disk has been formatted, the chances of recovering data is somewhat limited, but it does at least make the attempt.
QT is useful with AmigaDOS floppies, and indispensable if you own a hard disk. It can sort out problems which normally has you scrabbling for the hard disk setup floppy, to reformat and start all over again.
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Quarterback Disk utilities program ¦ £39.95 ¦ ProARK 0983 79496 Strangely enough, Quarterback has little to do with QT. It’s a hard drive back-up program, to copy the data from hard drive to floppies - and, of course, read them all back if your hard drive is blanked.
The procedure can be tweaked to your tastes. All available hard drive partitions are displayed - just click on the one you want to back up. After that, you can select a complete or partial back-up. (No point backing-up files which are already backed up).
Quarterback will take advantage of a second drive floppy-disk drive, but not a third or fourth. A shame, but most people don’t even have two.
In addition to floppies the product will back-up to just about any standard Amiga volume - other hard drives, tape streamers, the large capacity floppy drive from Applied Engineering or just about anything.
For real tech heads the program can be invoked from the CLI with the relevant information about the backup. I prefer using the mouse to run programs, but QB is easy-to-use no matter which way you start it going.
QB will set all the archive bits when its finished, so when it does a backup it will only do the most recent files.
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These options can be turned off, to make the program do a complete back-up every time, but the way it handles maintaining your hard disk data is elegant and convenient.
Installing the product onto your hard drive is easy - just click the icon and drag it over. The program will not boot-up from floppy - hard drive users only I'm afraid.
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Hat is a text editor? Weil a word processor, a tool for arranging literary works, a text editor is a (usually) unsophisticated program for producing items like scripts, source code and general technical bits - a computer technician's word processor.
There are many text editors for the Amiga. You get three free ones on the various system disks bundled with the machine. But the special thing about this one is the fact it's fast. Scrolling through text is proportional - if the mouse pointer is on the left side of the screen it's mega quick, on the right it's slow and Hot from the States, this new text editor sets a standard by which similar programs will be judged. PAT MCDONALD looks at Oxxi Aegis’ latest release.
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TurboText scores highly is in the pure arranging of text. Chopping and changing areas is very easy to do - you can mark out a normal block of text to move, or a vertical block of text. This is very handy for rearranging tables to be in the right order.
FlexiText The most fascinating thing about TurboText is its extreme flexibility. It can emulate so many different word processor and text emulators that it's untrue. By emulation, I mean the key presses needed to activate functions like block move, cut and so on. You don't need to learn the standard set of keypresses - indeed, you can invent your own!
All of the menus can be redesigned to look exactly the way that you want too. There are many examples of these on the disk, so learning how to do this is pretty easy.
Any text editor worth its socks TEXT CHECKING Those definition files are mighty useful. As well as modifying menus and messages for different languages, they can also filter exactly what you input. For Instance, if you were writing an assembly language program, you would load the 68000 definition.
This can match what you input to the 68000 instruction set, offering closest match and correct case (capitals or little letters). Definitions included are 68000, COBOL, Modula-2, C, Ada, English (of course), German, French and AmigaTeX.
Should be able to edit binary files - files which contain raw data.
TurboText really shines at this, and indeed loading any file into it is a matter of setting a few selections to leave the data in its original form.
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For real power, Arexx macros are thoroughly supported. Arexx comes free with Workbench 2, but does work with other Amigas, and for proper usage of TurboText (or any of the other serious applications that have Arexx macros) I recommend it.
MetaMacro This program can edit lots of little files simultaneously, or one large file.
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Another offering on the topic of matching, this program also encourages the child to identify pairs but is let down by a design flaw. At this sort of age (2-8 years) a child has enough to do simply to figure out the answer and operate the machine let alone being asked to bring reflexes into play too.
The Amiga is the computer for all the family and, as PAT WINSTAIMLEY discovers, there's some good new stuff out to encourage the kids to play and learn.
Game Set & Match presents a similar layout to Mix and Match with one vital difference. Instead of letting the child choose unhurriedly and clicking with the mouse when ready, this program highlights alternatives in rapid sequence so the child must both work out the match and catch the correct answer as it is available.
Number Matching Game Having said that, matching is available for more than simple pictures - numbers, coins, shapes, decimals and so on are all covered in the options. Speed control is available but even my ‘top infant’ found the program frustrating due to the reaction element. Arcade-type reactions have no place in games that are aimed at this age group - they only serve as a distraction.
Although educationally sound, I feel this program will appeal only to a minority of children. The tasks set cover too wide an age group at this sort of level when children are learning so rapidly. Easier tasks are complicated by the necessary reaction testing, while harder ones are tedious due to the simplistic layout. A good attempt that doesn't quite come up to scratch.
Game Set and Match?
It’s a somewhat disjointed matching game, but there are a nice variety of items for kids to match.
75% OVERALL PAINT ME A STORY GENISOFT - AGE 2-8 - £24.95 Len Tucker has been writing educational games with AMOS for some time now and has an impressive range of titles to show for it. This package is a collaboration between himself, his wife and his daughter.
The reading equivalent of painting-by-num- bers: Paint Me a Story with plenty of fluffy bunnies and a knight in shining armour. Create your own fairy tale!
Effectively it is a creation program for producing on-screen picture books and, while limited, does the job for which it is intended.
Two sections are available: one for the toddler, the other for the older child or parent. On loading you can select one of two ready-made stories which can be read aloud to younger children, while older ones can read for themselves.
All the picture elements used in the supplied stories are available on disk for you to use in your own illustrations. Backgrounds are also available as 'skeletons’; line drawings which can be filled with any of a wide range of fill patterns. Character and object drawings can then be applied on top of the background. All this is achieved by means of a simple paint package included on the disks.
Text is incorporated via a simple text processor: and, believe me, it’s simple. For some reason word-wrap, which was originally incorporated, has been removed, so typing past the end of a line locks the program until the offending word is deleted and Enter is pressed. Children who are capable of typing and spelling will have had experience of word-wrap as a matter of course, so this ‘feature’ seems somewhat silly.
Personally I feel this program is a good idea let down by poor control, but if you are prepared to persevere it’s well worth a look.
75% OVERALL THE THREE BEARS SCHOOL SOFTWARE - AGE 5-11 -£22.95 Although the adventure format is widely used in primary schools there is surprisingly little around for home use (unless you happen to own a PC).
The Three Bears is loosely based on the plot of the fairy tale of the same name and grabs the kiddies’ imagination instantly.
An ugly witch has kidnapped baby bear, so the child's task is to help rescue him from her castle. The game is a very simplified text graphic adventure, with simple text and undemanding responses.
As befits this particular age group, the puzzles are designed to be quite simple so that they don’t put the child off. Exploration is the name of the game, with characters such as the big bad wolf and a helpful pixie for you to meet along the way.
Movement is achieved simply by typing the name of the desired destination (the spelling being on screen at the time to help younger children).
Gentle cajoling humour draws the player into the game. Thus a refusal to help baby bear brings the response “Don't be unkind,” and it then moves into the adventure anyway. I’d like to see far more games along these lines as they make a nice refreshing change to the more arcade-style offerings, and provide practice in logic and problem solving in addition to keyboard skills, reading and spelling.
% THEM % Ilf vou av,--- XRY OVERALL 85% SPELLICOPTER ESP-AGE 5-11 -£19.95 Most kids detest spelling, so it's good to see a game which positively encourages the child to try!
Spellicopter works by showing a picture of the object to be spelt and, via speech, asks for the spelling.
As each letter is selected the computer says either the name or phonetic sound of the letter (the latter is pretty indistinct - in fact a hindrance rather than a help). If a word is spelt incorrectly, the computer demonstrates the correct spelling then asks the child to try again. Each correctly-spelt word raises the spelling score, which directly affects the time allowed in the end-of-level game. A nice incentive that!
The end-of-level game is very simple to play but fiendish to win.
Controlling the helicopter, you must shoot at rapidly-rising balloons to pop them. The number of balloons released is related to the spelling score. After the game, scores are displayed for both spelling and balloon-hunting and a high-score table is saved to disk for posterity.
Several toggle options are available - easy or hard game, phonetic or standard speech, lower or uppercase letters and the option of letter guides (useful for showing children the required word length). All typing can be performed from the keyboard or the helicopter can be sent to collect a letter from the alphabet displayed below.
The program is written in AMOS and a quick look at the disk suggests that your own word lists and pictures No it’s not another GB Route, but a game that could help your child keep well ahead in their geography classes. Well, on their domestic geography at least.
The Three Bears is a new style adventure game for the very young. Let’s hope Goldilocks hasn’t had her Weetabix.
Could be incorporated if you have that language or are familiar with CLI or Shell. Highly recommended.
OVERALL 90% WHAT IS IT, WHERE IS IT GENISOFT - AGE 10-ADULT - £19.95 If your geography is as bad as mine, you'll probably get hooked on this program as fast as I was. The package is based on the names and locations of all the counties in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Several activities are available depending upon your skill level including identifying counties by name or location, completing jigsaws and general tutorials to help you learn in the first place.
Identifying counties is set at two levels for each section. Thus the map may show a flashing county and ask for its name to be selected from a scrolling list of names. Alternatively, the program could ask for the county name to be typed in from memory - good for spelling. Similarly the 'Where is?' Section presents a county name and asks on the easier level for the county location to be selected, while on the harder level the program flashes county locations in random rotation for you to click when the correct one is flashing.
The jigsaw section, too, has two levels. In the first a skeleton map of the nation is shown together with a scrollable list of county names and shapes. The task is to fit all the pieces into the map. The harder (diabolical?) Level presents a blank screen as the jigsaw area - aaargh!
This program is excellent as a family quiz game in addition to a serious education package and should provide hours of fun. Buy it.
OVERALL 85% MATHS MANIA SCHOOL SOFTWARE - AGE 5-11 -£22.95 Aimed at junior school children, this program is one of a series for different ages which takes the child through from basic addition and subtraction to GCSE standard.
This suite of programs concentrates on logic, reasoning, memory training, multiplication and division and consists of several activities to keep boredom from setting in. While not the most exciting package around it does give solid practice in the basic skills all children need to master with a little spice here and there to keep interest flowing.
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The basic screen layout is four pictures in the lower half of the screen and one in the upper part. Three games are available, each utilising the layout in a slightly different way, thus ensuring both continuity and consistency for the child.
Two of a Kind asks the child to find a match between the upper and lower screen sections. Odd One Out needs the non-matching picture to be identified. Forget-Me-Not uses the 'flash' technique to encourage both memory and matching skills.
Skill levels are easily adjustable giving good flexibility. Operation is by mouse and is easy enough for the younger child to operate - the very youngest might need Mum or Dad to perform the mechanics while they point out or describe the mix match.
An excellent buy for toddlers.
OVERALL getting them right as far as animation is concerned: so in a submarine, the children prefer to watch sailors abandoning ship instead of filing placidly below decks.
School Software market a wide range of educational programs, all of which are very polished and easy to use. This is no exception but for computer-literate children compares poorly in terms of presentation with its competitors. If children aren’t 'grabbed’ by a program they won't want to play.
OVERALL 85% MIX & MATCH SCETLANDER - AGE 2-8 - £24.99 Scetlander have been established for around five years but have only recently come to the attention of the general public because their programs have previously been produced exclusively for school and college use. With the advent of 16-bit computers in the home, it’s good to see several conversions becoming available for domestic use.
Mix and Match is aimed at the under fives and offers essential practice for any child. Literacy begins by recognising visual relationships between different shapes and colours and this program is one of the best I have seen in that respect.
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kidstyp pjctu as sound and spelling The drop-down menus give
children a pictorial clue as to what the hell a command
does. If you can understand the pictures that is. Some more
serious software may well plagiarise that idea!
Often demand lateral thinking from the user, each option is copiously illustrated. Even young children cope easily when offered a graphical clue - adults too, sometimes!
A lovely touch is the speech option. Simply select various combinations from the menu and screen to have the computer recite text, sound out a letter on typing or pronounce an individual word or letter from the screen. This option is excellent for children with reading or spelling difficulties since they can check that the word or letter typed sounds like they think it does. As a confidence builder and an encouragement to experiment it is probably the most useful feature of the package.
Sound J|j| dults are well catered for in the field of word proces- Jm llisors and DTP, but there is little around aimed specifically at children. What programs there are tend to be cut-down versions of more mature offerings which, while simple to use, don’t really grab a child’s imagination. Kidstype is the first such package which my own primary-age children are actually keen to use.
Roger Wharmby, the author, appears to have started from the concept of an easy-to-use pattern creation program then modified it to deal with typed text too. The result is little short of astounding.
Several options are instantly available. The first real attraction for the child is the opportunity to select illustrated letters from the border and use them to make words. Harder work, and therefore slightly less appealing is the option to type text from the keyboard, but children soon realise that by mixing the two styles they can soon produce visually attractive screens.
In addition to illustrated letters, several sets of colourful patterns are available which allow colour and text to be splashed around the screen. To adult eyes the result is garish, but kids love the effect and their enjoyment encourages experimentation with the keyboard.
Helping hand When typing plain text a child is often stuck for the correct spelling. For younger children Kidstype incorporates a ‘prompt’ command which is selected simply by clicking. This brings up a list of around 100 words suitable for infant reading age: several for each letter of the alphabet.
Clicking on a word drops it into the text screen in a similar manner to adult spell checkers.
The word list can be altered to contain up to 100 of your own choice of words - handy if a child has a ‘block’ about certain spellings. The option provides a short-cut to avoid literary flow drying up due to uncertainty of spelling - a common problem when children are trying to cope with both the mechanics and the creativity of composing prose.
Fun stuff No package for children is complete without an element of gameplay and Kidstype's method is, while not novel, fitting for the program. Each letter of the alphabet is shown in cameo on the top border and the game involves choosing each letter (in any order) then trying to spell the name of the pictured object.
This isn't as easy as it sounds, since some of the pictures are well nigh unidentifiable: but, as with the word list, the pictures can be modified using a paint package. With some imagination on the part of an adult this could result in a picture- letter set comprising of mathematical shapes, parts of the body and so on
- the scope is vast.
Pictures and words The pull-down menus are unusual too.
Instead of terse text options which I certainly have no hesitation in recommending this package to anyone who has pre-school children, especially because it is likely to remain in use right through to their senior school.
A mainstay of primary schools is a word processor with friendly 'teacher's writing': now you can have one at home, as PAT WINSTANLEY discovers... Icidstype Kiddies' DTP ¦ £24.95 ¦ Genisoft VERDICT SPEEDS e © © © Very responsive but speech mode can slow things down for faster typists.
DOCUMENTATION:
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Toki ......£15.99 Torvak The Warrior..£15.99
Total Recall £15.99 Tournament Golf £16.99
Turrican ..£9.99 Turrican
II .£15.99 Ultimate Ride £16.99 Ultimate
V .£18.99 UMS II .£19.99 UN
Squadron £15.99 USS John Young £16.99
Vendetta ...£16.99
Viz ......£16.99
Warzone ..£15.99 Warlock The Avenger..£14.99
Wings (half Mb) £18.99 Wings (1Mb) ...£18.99 White Death
(1Mb) .£18.99 Wolf Pack .£18.99 Wonderland £18.99
Wrath of the Demon £19.99 Xiphos ..£16.99
Ziltrax ..£16.99
Zout ...£16.99 BUDGET TITLES 3-D
Pool .£8.99 3 Stooges ...£8.99
After Burner £6.99 Arkanoid
II .£6.99 Axel's Magic Hammer .£6.99
Baal £8.99
Ballistix ..£8.99 Barbarian
II £6.99 Batman Caped
Crusader £6.99
Blasteroid ...£6.99 Blood Money £8.99 Centrefold
Squares ....£6.99 Chuckie Egg 1 ...£8.99 Chuckie Egg
2 ...£8.99 Colossus Chess £7.99 Continental Circus £6.99
Corporation Mission Disk ......£9.99 Crazy
Cars .£6.99
D. Dbl Horse Racing ...£6.99
D. Thompson Olym.Chall £6.99 Def. Of the Crown £8.99 Deluxe Strip
Poker £6.99 Double Dragon ..£6.99 Dragon
Ninja ....£6.99 Forgotten Worlds £6.99 Gauntlet
II ...£6.99 Gremlin II ...£7.99 Hard
Drivin' £6.99
H. H.'s Guide to the Galaxy ..£8.99 Kick Off - Extra Time ..£6.99
IK+ .£6.99
Infestation ...£8.99 Last Ninja
II £6.99 Leather Goddess of Phobos..£8.99 Licence
to Kill £6.99
M. Jackson Moonwaiker£6.99 North & South £6.99 Tiger
Road ..£6.99 Toobin ....£6.99
Operation Wolf £6.99 Outrun ...£6.99 Phantasy
World Dizzy .£6.99 Predator .£6.99 RAC
Lombard Rally....£6.99 Rambo 3 £6.99 Road
Blaster ......£6.99 R-Type ....£6.99
Run The Gauntlet £6.99 Shadow of the Beast..£8.99 Silk
Worm ..£6.99 Speedball ...£8.99
Spell Book 4 to 9 yrs .£6.99 Super Hang On £6.99 Super Off Rd
Racing ..£9.99 Switchblade £6.99 Sword of Sodam
£8.99 TV Sports Football £8.99 Thunderblade £6.99 Treasure
Island Dizzy.£4.99 Vigilante .£6.99 W C
Leaderboard £6.99 Wizball ..£6.99
Xenon ....£8.99 Xenon
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All items subject to availability. E. & O. E. HARDWARE TEST It may seem a little odd reviewing this type of product, but in fact the TV-8500 has a number of features and uses which would interest Amiga owners. For a start, the TV-8500 can take external video and sound signals. The lead that’s included could have been made specifically with the Amiga in mind because there are two phono jacks which plug handily into the modulator and go straight into the unit.
If plugged into an Amiga, the quality is quite good. Although you can’t really make out 80-column text, graphics look very good. The only real problem is with ghosting - liquid crystal displays are liquid, and rapid- screen transitions happen in a very fluid manner. It doesn't look too bad, just different.
Still not sold on the idea? Well, another use for a tiny TV is as a line monitor on a video signal. If you've played around with genlocks or video lines, you will more than appreciate that it can be useful to see a video image before the picture is merged, altered or tweaked.
LCD Television ¦ £249.99 ¦ Casio 08 1 -450 9131 The real pro usage though is in video-camera work. How often have you wanted to see a picture before it's digitised? Some digitisers let you do this, others don't. Having a pocket TV means that you can see what the camera sees, and carrying around a conventional monitor is such a pain.
It has a sharp, four-inch LCD screen - most pocket Tvs have a The TV-8500 has one of the best displays I have seen on an LCD screen. Here you can see Balance of Power running from an A520 modulator. Even though it's difficult to make out the fine detail, large graphics areas come across very well. Together with the very smart styling and compact design, the latest Casio is definitely the shape of things to come. As with all hardware, the price will no doubt plummet over the next few years.
Much smaller screen which are lower resolution. The screen is also illuminated, this means that you can see what's on it without the need of an external light source.
The TV8500 takes six AA-sized batteries, or an external nine volt power supply. Power consumption is quite reasonable - you’ll get a few hours out of a set of batteries.
Otherwise, it's a sign of the times. You can now buy reasonable quality pocket TV monitors, for the price of a normal monitor. Who knows, in a few years time, when the quality is pin sharp and the price is down, we might see a portable or laptop Amiga... 85% OVERALL Jmfk nother month, another mouse. The Logimouse Pilot is a direct replacement for the official mouse that you nearly always get bundled with an Amiga. Unlike other mice, it doesn’t have a convertor cable to connect to every kind of computer - it just plugs straight in.
The styling is very reminiscent of the Pandaal mouse, in that the top is curved from front to back, making your hand cup it. Unlike the Pandaal, though, the curve is more gentle, meaning that you can relax your hand on top of it, rather than causing a vice like grip.
One very subtle part of the styling is that the mouse is just a little narrower at the front than at the back.
The slight wedge effect I found very comfortable - it sort of guides your fingers around the mouse.
The buttons are very large, but recessed, so again you can rest your fingers on them. The button action is fine, although your finger has to press down just a fraction too long - the travel's a bit longer than the mouse I normally use.
Inside, the mouse ball is extremely light. It’s clearly not a ballbearing covered in rubber, just a solid The only real down turn to the Logitech is the colour: it’s bright white, totally unlike the Amiga’s off- cream colouring. But it responds well, has very accurate tracking and lets you get on with your computing.
85% OVERALL Logimouse Pilot Mouse ¦ £27 ¦ Logitech 0753 37222 rubber ball instead. It didn’t look particularly durable, but I dare say it would last me for quite some time.
The cover is too stiff though - I nearly broke the mouse getting at the mouse ball, which is necessary in order to clean it or the rollers inside.
Be prepared to let it wear in.
A mouse is a mouse - the exception being the Logitech Pilot.
This is a similar shape to the conventional squeak-squeak real mouse, and rather than being just a gimmick, this shape is extremely comfortable to hold and use.
The only real gripe with the device is the colour - that bright white doesn't look a bit like Amiga beige.
Apart from that minor point, it's a winner.
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REVIEWS V2000 A500 interna! Memory pack ¦ £1 04.99 (2MB) ¦ Virgo 0734 890588 It is in fact possible to expand the A500's memory internally.
There have been boards around for quite a while which do this, but now, as with most hardware, the price has been dropping dramatically.
Fitting this type of board is a bit complicated to do though. You have to take your Amiga apart, remove the Gary chip, plug it into a circuit board, plug the circuit board back into the computer, connect the memory board into the underneath and then join the two up.
I've got to admit that the included instructions help, but this approach is just not attractive any more. Fitting the board will invalidate your warranty, and it has-been known for people to inadvertently blow up their computers trying to do it. This is quite rare though.
If you want 1MB of chip RAM, this board is not for you. There is no fast- mem chipmem switch (as found on ICD AdRAM and Datel’s boards). Virgo is working on this, but it will take a while to implement.
Enough of the doom and pessimism, the board does work well.
Once it’s in you can happily forget Lacking in looks, the V2000 does do what it says - adds 2MB of memory to a standard A500. It also invalidates your warranty, so I cannot really recommend it unless the person fitting it knows what they are doing.
About it with one small exception. To get the full 2MB of memory, a small program on the included diskette has to be run to make it all available. It’s only 255K of memory, but every last little bit is valuable.
The board I saw was a pre-production version, with a low-grade method of connecting the two boards. This was a small piece of wire, soldered directly onto the boards and blobbed with silicon rubber. Hopefully Virgo will have the right connectors in for production units.
There are three redeeming features to the product. First, it’s very cheap - £104.95 for 2MB of memory is pretty good going. Secondly, it does at least have an on off switch in the form of an oversized jumper connector and thirdly, it does have a real-time clock fitted as standard.
Text Animator 3D Titler ¦ $ 49.99 ¦ Mindware Internationa! 0 1 0 1 705 737 5998 This is an interesting and fairly unique product. 3D Text will produce moving and swooping words and save them in .anim format for loading into animation programs like DeluxePaint III.
Mindware International is aiming big with this program. It’s written around a system called TASS - no, I haven’t a clue what this stands for.
TASS is quite interesting, in that if you want help on any of the controls, just move the pointer to the area in question and click on it.
Mindware is planning on producing a range of video and graphic tools that similarly hinge on TASS. It remains to be seen what they will do, but 3D Text screams and shouts for attention in a market dominated by flat 2D scrolling titlers.
The biggest problem I had with the program was starting it going! It doesn’t autoboot and will not go onto a hard drive easily (despite the included program to do this, which generated an error message). Never mind, after some fiddling around I got the thing going. Banging in a word and setting the thing going produced a guru meditation. Not easily scared, I sat down and read the manual. After that I was scared. 3D Text appears to do more or less what it wants, and leaves you hanging around twiddling your thumbs most of the time. It's so slow! This isn’t machine code - I’m not sure what it is,
but compiled basic is a possibility.
That gripe aside though, it does have some nice features. It can play animations from disk, RAM disk or a hard disk of any size. The frames it produces of text milling about 3D space can be loaded into other animation programs for tarting up.
All in all I'm not that impressed.
Mindware has come up with a concept which is quite good and it does work, but the program is somewhat tedious to use. I’m sure that the bugs can be ironed out, and for serious work it's a damn sight easier than something like Sculpt Animate 4D, but it needs some work to make it a viable program.
REVIEWS Top Form Form designer ¦ $ 89 ¦ Designing Minds 01 01 80 1 752 2501 When you want to design an invoice or report, which piece of software do you use? You could use a word processor, and include some IFF pictures. Or a dedicated art program, and design standard stationary. But there are not many programs dedicated solely for this job.
Top Form fulfils this role. It’s been designed with two ideas - one, to allow you to layout standard forms on screen and manipulate all the different boxes and areas to print in.
Two, to make the process as simple to understand while giving flexibility.
The way it does this is very familiar - there’s a row of menus to pull down along the top, and a column of tools down the right side. It’s reminiscent of DeluxePaint's layout, but there are some important differences.
Rather than being small and simple, the right side icons are a bit too stylised, which makes understanding them tricky at first. Second, the menus do not have any sub-menus - all the options are jammed onto the Although still a bit rough around the edges, Top Form is easy to use and yet powerful. Very good for designing forms.
Menu bar at the top. The program has one very annoying quirk. It always looks for files on a disk called TopForm. Using a data disk to store information on is a bit long winded as a result, but it’s not a fatal error.
Actually sitting down and designing forms is quick and very easy.
Select the font and size, and bang in all the different areas. Similarly, changing different areas is a snap.
When you print your forms, the program will take advantage of things like downloadable fonts and also font cartridges - it’s basically as good as your printer.
Despite its faults, I was really quite impressed. The manual is very good, explaining just what to find on the two disks, and how to get the best out of the system.
Designing Minds is working away on the next release which should be due in the next couple of months. Hopefully, the worst parts of the program will be corrected and some extra features to make the product even more user-friendly be included.
OVERALL 79% Roll 'em Video Titler prompter ¦ $ 1 49B Designing Minds 0101 801 752 250 1 Video titlers have the same overall purpose: generating your own scrolling or stationary titles for videos and presentations. Despite this common aim, they differ in their 'front end’: the buzz word for the controlling screen where you do the editing.
Roll 'em abandons the control panel approach used by most video titlers, and goes for overhead menus.
Every option has a hot key, so you can use the program without much recourse to the mouse or displaying menus over your video titles - important for live, on-the-fly productions.
Roll 'em also differs in the way you put titles into it. The words for titles have to be on a separate floppy disk called Text, and named from Text.OOl to Text.999. This is a slightly clumsy way to do things but, again, helps for live productions, as well as extremely long sets of titles.
The program will go down through all the titles available, and will happily display them. Changes to font and point size can be made on the fly, and editing the titles is left to a separate text editor or word processor program.
People in the video industry have complained in the past that they really can't get into most video titlers.
Normally, such programs are designed and written by computer people, not video people. The Roll 'em school of doing things may seem odd by computer peoples’ standards, but it greatly automates the way you actually create a set of titles.
The manual included for the program is outstandingly clear. It tells you to jump ahead if you already understand the basic concepts.
Assuming the worst possible case (the first Amiga program you’ve ever tried in your life) it really explains things well for beginners.
Although capable of many tricks while the screen is scrolling, your words will pause annoyingly as they scroll up the screen.
That’s not to say the program has no problems. When scrolling text there’s an annoying pause. It can be reduced by speeding the scroll up, but I couldn’t get rid of it. Although some fonts have been included, I would have preferred a separate fonts disk full of ready-to-use fonts.
Roll ’em can’t handle things like IFF picture brush cutouts or animations, but for simple scrolling text like autocues or teleprompters (controlled by the mouse, keyboard or joystick) it manages very well indeed.
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DEPT. AF (8), 145 EFFINGHAM STREET, ROTHERHAM SOUTH YORKSHIRE S65 1BL 016 Space Ace Demo 085 Red Sector Megademo (2) 089 Gymnast Animation * 107 RAF Megademo (2) 127 NewTek Demo (2) * 157 Cool Cougar Animation * 161 Kylie Minogue Demo (2) 240 Puggs in Space Cartoon 280 Tree Frog Animation * 288 The AMOS Demo 298 Unicycle Animation * 399 NewTek Demo 3 (2) * 483 Elvira Demo 646 Predators Megademo (2) 744 Red Sector Cebit Demo 747 Popeye Meets Beachboys 762 The Run Animation * 773 Shark Animation * 825 Bud brain Megademo (X)(2) 853 Dragons Lair Demo * 854 Bread Home & Away Demo 865 Coma Demo 895
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Dungeon Delver (2) 1612 A182: Pixie Kingdom (2) 051 Visicalc Spreadsheet 081 Uedit Word Processor 110 Disk Utilities 111 Grafix Utilities 1 118 Grafix Utilities 2 119 Amiga MCAD 180 Pagesetter Clip Art 210 Icons!
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424 Made in Heaven (2) 497 Amiga Chart 5 518 Bopus Polupus 534 Vision Music Masters 552 Music Invasion 3 (2) 654 Powerlords Power Musix 2 713 Rash! - Queen (2) 722 Beatmaster Club Mix 724 Technotronic Remix 746 Crusaders Bacteria 824 Digital Concert V 833 DJ Disco Leif 2 857 900 I Oxygene Remix * 866 Pan III Music Disk 870 Bruno’s Music Box 2 910 Darkling Lords Music Disk 914 Special Brothers Music 2 922 Phalanx Beatbox 924 Game Boy Music Disk * 930 Rebellion 935 Madonna: Hanky Panky 941 Soundtracker Jukebox 959 Scorpions : Eargasm II 969 100 C64 Games Tunes 970 The Comic Strip Remix 976
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meg) 1548 Jochen Hippel Sound Demo 1551 Too Much 3D* 1552 Magician Anim V2.0 * 1553 Steve's Anim Disk 1 1554 Steve's Anim Disk 2 1555 Steve’s Anim Disk 3 1556 Steve’s Anim Disk 4 1557 Steve’s Anim Finale Disk 1560 Phenomena Enigma Demo * 1586 A155: Panthorus Demo 2 1598 A168: Curos & Stauros (2) 1628 "Do The Bart, Man" Demo * 1650 Crionics: Total Destruction * 1664 Silents: Blue House (2) * 078 Vallejo Fantasy Art (2) 163 NASA Slideshow 167 Digiview Slideshow 171 Patrick Nagel Pictures 185 Escher Slideshow 238 TV Sports Basketball 282 Forgotten Realms 617 Neighbours Slideshow 725 Diggy Piggys
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TRUCKIN’ THE GAME 17 BIT 1052A + 1052B A PD game that’s a little bit different. Truckin' is a two-player management simulation about starting up and running a company which runs a transport service across Australia. If it sounds a bit dull, don’t be fooled.
It's only dull in theory: playing it is quite fun. You start off with $ 10,000, borrowed from the bank, and must try to earn more money to pay off your debt and expand your business.
3D MASTER SENLAC This is not actually a fully working program, but a PD demo. Why isn’t it in the demo section of the magazine? Well because 3D Master is a ray-tracing program, and not a landscape filled with vector balls and scrolly messages.
Using the program is the usual chaos, until you’ve mastered the basics of working out how to draw shapes, wrap IFF surfaces onto them and so on, but the real advantage of using this program is the speed. 3D Master is very fast at generating colourful (any Amiga graphics mode) and detailed 3D pictures.
It’s a shame that you have to write away to the author (Martin F Staley) to get the full version, but most of them are there. The most grievous loss is the ‘save picture’ option. Still, if you want to get a cheap, fast ray tracer, give the demo a look.
Truckin' plays well. The mouse is used, not the keyboard, for most of the game, which allows you to concentrate on planning decisions. Time can be turned on or off - note that all of the businesses you deal with are only open during normal hours.
Perils of the road include breakdowns, running out of fuel and getting speeding tickets.
The game works really well - the graphics are up to standard, and I must admit to spending many a happy hour on my own just playing it. A good two disk 1MB strategy game, and I take my hat off to the programmer: Ron Lewis.
TBAG 48 SOFTVILLE The Tampa Bay Amiga Group is still producing its excellent monthly disks. These must rank among the most easy-to-use disks available in the public domain.
This month we have: Danim, an animation player similar in concept to Vilbm except that it plays moving pictures rather than still ones. It's a pre-release: that is it falls over occasionally.
There are a couple of new AmigaDOS commands too. DFC is a replacement for the CAP: Ray-traced pictures have a solid, mechanical look to them, and if you really want to get into this type of drawing, 3D Master is for you.
Ning on your Amiga - handy for those systems where there’s so much going on, that you’re not sure of what's happening.
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Enigmas is all about code breaking, using the Enigma code system of World War II. Tiny is much more fun - it's a miniaturised version of baseball, which can run quite happily in part of the Workbench screen for those times when you're hanging about. It’s a lot of fun. , format and diskcopy commands. NewLoadWB creates standard Workbench screens in resize- able windows - handy when you have other things working behind Workbench.
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A 765 - 766 CEREBRAL DELIGHTS thanks to Nick of goldfire for this Very nice music disk.
767 AMY VS WALKER That cute little anim of the squirrel chasing the AtAt. 1 Meg 768 COTOTE 2 Very good anim of the coyote and the Road Runner. Get it. 1 Meg 770 - 771 VIVALDI FOUR SEASONS The music composed Amia style by Rob Baxter. Thanks !
772 DYNAMITE FONTS Superb IFF screen of fonts usein Dpaint. GET THESE !!!!
779 PHENOMENA ECES DEMO This is WICKED totally BRILLIANT Vectors and music 780 LASERZONE The game converted from the 64 a great little shoot-em-up 781 POWERPACKER UTILITIES Contains Powerpacker, Ppmore, Ppshow, Pptype Etc. 782 HAMLAB As reviewed in Format 24 for editing HAM pictures.
783 BRUNO MUSICBOX II Some cookin’ trax from BRUNO Get this its good.
788 QUARTEX SUBSTANCE A new demo from Quartex, and it’s MEGA !
790 BART SIMPSON MEGADEMO Great music mix plus animations. We love it!
798 SIMPSONS DEMO Another of the Simpson mania demos. Eat My shirt!!
799 MEGABALL This is a BRILLIANT game commercial quality. GET IT !!!
800 JAPAN Excellent Slidshow of japanese culture, very good quality.
801 ASI PD COPIERS Need a copy of that PD disk for your mate. Get this.
802 DPAINT CARTOON CLIPS Brill clips from cartoons for dpaint.
803 STOLEN DATA 6 Anarchy disk magazine the BEST one around I 806 MESSY-SID This is a MUST transfers files between MS-DOS ST and Amiga.
807 BARTMAN REMIX Pictures of the Bart plus a good little re-mix.
808 GLOBAL TRASH by SILENTS Just get this cos it’s Brill!!!!
809 BEGINNER BENCH This is ESSENTIAL for Beginners and Pros GET IT NOW !
810-811 - 812 DO THE BARTMAN Three disk remix. 2 drives 1 Meg 815 PAT MUSIC III Latest in the series some BRILLIANT Music !
816 AURORA DEMO Very nice vector demo plus Dans new Anarchy intro. Brill.
Thanks Mole.
818 GAMES AND UTILS Spread, Puzz, Leap, Spreadsheet and more. Good.
821 PENDLE EUROPA MEGAUTILITIES 1 - Packed with 202 Utilities !!!!!
822 RAZOR 1911 Another nice utilities compilation by Razor. Popular 823 CRYSIS UTILITIES About 46 Programs to rake through.
824 DEMOLISHER UTILTIES Another Biggy -168 Utilties - Very good.
826 CHESS, BILLIARDS, DRIP Some excellent games on this disk. Thanks Mike.
827 QED Possibly the best text editor on the amiga. Essensial Ware !
828 PD GAMES VOL II Galaxians, Missile Command, Think Ahead.
Superb Games !
830 FONTS AND MARBLES Some nice fonts and some lovely marble Brushes for Dpaint.
831 TALKING COLORING BOOK This is great for kids speaks the colors to help them read as well!
114 DOPE INTROMAKER Useful for creating scroll-demos with pics and music 127-128 TV GRAPHICS DISK 1 Good backdrops for video work, use with Dpaint 179 FLEXIBASE DATABASE Simple to use Database program 330 PENDLE UTILTIES 7 A superb collection of some great utilites 331 PENDLE UTILITES 6 More Excellent stuff again compiled by Red Devil 332 PENDLE UTILTIES 5 Lots more including , copiers, editors etc. 333 DARKSTAR UTILS 4 More disks compiled by Darkstar UK Excellent stuff 334 DARKSTAR UTILS 2 Utilities and more utilities about 30 on each disk 340 JAZZBENCH Neat Multitasking workbench replacement
with great features 345 - 346 VIDEO APPLICATIONS 1 Collection of excellent Video fonts and some superb scrolling programs 354 SID One of the best Shareware directory utilities, Essential ware I 377 NORTH C 1.3 Latest version of the very popular C compiler 378 - 379 - 380 C MANUAL a complete manual, hints, Source code and more 401 BOOTBENCH 2.0 Programs for creating Bootblock demos. Useful for letters 434 AMIBASE Simple 8 Field database for storing and retriving records 460 ICONMANIA Supern Icon Editor plus more utilities and lots of icons 464 SOZOBAN C Compiler for the programming language
plus examples.
494 ARP 1.3 The ARP library, Totally useless until you need it.
495 RIM Very complex relational database handles huge amounts of data.
496 VISICALC Very good spreadsheet program worth taking a look at.
525 D-COPY Superb Utility for backing up your PD collection.
568 RED SECTOR DEMO MAKER Preview of a superb program for making demos 588 DISKMASTER 3.0 One of the better directory Utilities. Plus other Utils 589 JOURNAL Keeps a record of of your journal entries on a cash bank book 590 CLERK Another program for keeping track on your bank balance 591 QBASE Simple Database plus some more business application software 592 WORDWRIGHT The definitive word processor for your Amiga with SpellCheck 593 BANKlN The complete Cheque Book and Bank Management system 600 C-LIGHT RAY TRACER Commercial Ray-tracing package ! Now PD !!! GET IT !
601 ELECTROCAD PREVIEW Electronic circuit design program. Good 620 M-CAD Ray-tracer and Computer Aided design package, Also on FISH 622 CURSER BASIC COMPILER Make your AmigaBasic programs run Faster 624 ASSASINS GRAFFIX UTILS Essential utilities for the Graphics guys 670 A-GENE Geneology program for tracing your family history. 1 Meg 680 BREAFAST CLUB TOOL DISK Good collection of utils and comms s w 690 UTILITIES COLLECTION Over 100 utilities, something for everyone.
694 SPECTRUM EMULATOR This is a joke .. Load tapes in via your sampler 695 ULTIMATE ICON EDITOR Customise your workbench with this great Util 696 FAMILY HISTORY Trace back your family name using your Amiga 1 Meg 778 VECTOR DESIGNER for filled vector objects.bobs and more.
603 NOISETRACKER Sequencer with MIDI and Built in Sampler Excellent 613 STARTREKKER 1.3 Sequencer, 8 Channels, MIDI, AM FM Sampled sounds 687 MED V3.11 Sequencer with Full MIDI, Chip Sample sounds. Brilliant!
122 ST-90 SAMPLES DISK By Start - use with most Music Sequencers 123 ST-91 SAMPLES DISK By Start - use with most Music Sequencers 604 ST-92 SAMPLES DISK Superb Drums, basses, leadsynths, chords and more 605 ST-93 SAMPLES DISK Drums, basses, leadsynths, chords and more 118 NOISE SOUNDTRACKER 4 Channel Sequencer with MIDI functions and more 141 SOUNDTRACKER MODULES Axel F, Doc, SLL6, SLL8 and more for use in ST 459 JAMCRACKER Very detailed Chip Sample sequencer plus source code 692 SOUNDTRACKER 2.6 New version of this Excellent sequencer. New functions 712 ASSASSINS AUDIO MAGIC Disk packed with
Soundtrackers and Utilities 759 NOISETRACKER-EXECUTEABLE Converts Modules to running files & Ripper 119, 120, 743, 744, 745, 746, 747, 748. 749, 750 SAMPLES DISKS ST-01 TO ST-10 WE STOCK THE FULL FRED FISH RANGE DISKS 1-490 (PLUS MORE AS THEY ARRIVE) AND THE FULL T-BAG LIBRARY DISKS 1-50.
F269 CHESS TUTOR Learn to play chess and win I F256 GO - 64 A program to emulate the Commodore 64 on the Amiga.
F240 DIS A program for diassassembling object files into 68000 source F375 TEXTPLUS A superb fully functional wordprocessor F382 MESSIDOS A PC File reader DOS-2-DOS Demo version of PC file RA V prog F421 DMOUSE .EZASM 68000 Assembler ,NOVIRUS Virus killer ,ZON Adventure Game F422 GRAVITY SIM, IMPLODER, POPUPMENU, SYSTEMTRACER, TRACKDOS, TREKTRIVIA F423 HOLLYWOOD GAME,LCD CLAC, POGO Anim, SETRAMSEY Ramcontroller.
F424 AUTOCLI Popcli prog,MED Music editor, TURBOTITLE Titling program.
F428 TRAIN CONSTRUCTION KIT, SHADOWMAKER, BCBMUSIX, WONDERSOUND F441 DEKSID EDITOR, DISKPRINT Prints disk labels,DME Text editor F445 MWTAPE, OPTMOUSE, TAR, TURBOTEXT DEMO F453 LEMMINGS demo of the superb game, AMIGATRACTION, PROJMOT, QUICK DEMOS 152 CeBIT 90 DEMO Superb demo from Red Sector, Vectors plus fab music 153 PUGGS IN SPACE Cartoon style Animation Film Great for the Kids 164 SCOOPEX MENTAL HANGOVER The BEST ever demo. Get it for your Amiga now 251 SILENTS MEGADEMO Very well presented demo by Silents. Excellent!
252 - 253 BUDBRAIN DEMO A Superb demo with an acid house video, Jokes, a Movie, Over 18 only.
254 TRIP TO MARS A Superb Realtime 3D Vector trip. Great music too !
258 SILENTS Superb demo by silents plus more by Crusaders 426 CRIONICS NEVERWHERE Madonna demos, filled vetor worlds, Great music 440 SILENTS TROPICAL SUNSET Superb Music, more of an Intro than a demo 545 CRUSADER SPACE DELIRIA Great Crusaders quality demo music by Dr.Awesome 549 HUNT FOR THE RED OCTOBER DEMO Incredible Filled 3D Vector demo by CRB 599 BUDBRAIN 2 The’re Back.. House music video,cartoons, and more. Get it 602 HORIZEN MEGADEMO Solid vectors and pumpin music.
607 IRAO DEMO Sarcastic demo of Saddam invading Kuwait. Not really funny 610 TOTAL TRIPLE TROUBLE Move that copper .. great music, well cool FX 611 FARTS AND BELCHES Is this for real... Sampled.. Erm.... 643 CRYPTOBURNERS 3D Get your 3D glasses and check this one out I 645 SYSTEM VIOLATION DEMO Very neat... Classy music ... cool effects 646 MADNESS II Jolly demo by Anarchy, Great music and very well done 647 HYSTERESIS Incredible vector demo, one of the best we have seen 693 PHENOMENA - INTERSPACE As reviewed in Amiga format July Issue 707 PHENOMENA ENIGMA Totally Amazing demo with a filled
vector trip 723 SHINING VECTOR EXTERMINATOR Incredible new effects never seen before 760 REBELS BOMBASTIC DEMO Very impressive 3D Scroller plus good music.
764 KREST DEMOS Nine very good demos, with a nice one by Demo Television.
MUSIC 107 THE VANGELIS DEMO Spectacular Audio visual Demo, Fantastic Music 133 CRUSADERS BACTERIA Best selling music disk 8 Superb tunes by Dr.Awesome 145 THE SOUNDS OF GNOME An oldy but Still popular even now, 46 songs 218 KEFRENS JUKEBOX Very well presented music disk with some pumpin tracks 219 TECHNOTRONIX REMIXES Pump up the Jam and Get Up. They even sing it I 223 DIGITAL CONCERT 3 A superb remix of house music 12 minutes of it I 225 DIGITAL CONCERT 5 The Power, Touch Me, Kaos, and Keep Bustin. BRILL 424 SOUND OF SILENTS A Chart topping Music disk. Eight Brilliant songs 425 DIGITAL
CONCERT 6 Another in the series of Kickin' house remixes 532 CRUSADERS A few tunes .... Brill, just Brill, and more Brill .... 562 MANIACS OF NOISE Very Very impressive music from Hollands BEST Musicmen 608 GENESIS PROJECT Five Great Genesis songs covered by Crusaders. 1 Meg 621 BANGING RAVES 2 Strictly for ravers, without a doubt! Mix by DJ Sonix 628 AMIGADEUS CLASSIC MUSIC Mozart meets the Amiga. Very well composed 650 MUSIC DREAMS Twenty Fantabulous songs by Twins of Phenomena. Get it 672 - 673 SILENTS BLUES HOUSE MUSIC A This is a great music disk with lots of brill tunes plus a great
lander game. Get it!
710 TURRICAN 2 MUSIC DISK Fabulous music from the game of the same name.
721 GROOVE IS IN THE HEART Remix of the chart topping song by Deelite 724 DESTINATION DOCKLANDS MUSIC Music from the Jarre concerts .
755 NIGHTSHADE MEGAMUSIC 3 Superb tracks by Nightshade. Very good 757 BLAH BLAH EXTRA Lots of mega Chris Huelsbeck music crammed on one disk.
106 EL-GATO ANIMATION Raved about animation of a spinning, walking cat. 1 meg 112 CX1 SPACESHIP Glass globe Animation of a spaceship zooming around. 1 Meg.
137 -138 SILENTS SLIDES This is really good some excellent pics from calenders of girls and fantasy art.
139 REAL 3D SLIDESHOW Some amazing 3D sculpted pictures done in Real 3D 158 AGATRON SLIDESHOW 6 Superb Star Trek pics by T.Richter in HAM 172 GLAMOUR PICS Collection of glamour pics digitised. (18) 175 -176 NEWTEK DEMO REEL 3 This needs 1 Meg and 2 Drives, but its MEGA 184 MADONNA Nude slideshow of Maddonna when she was younger. All in BAY 191 FORGOTTON REALMS Slideshow by Fraxion of Myhological Hobbit worlds 192 THE WALKER DEMO The Walker attacking the helicopter. 1 Meg 198 THE RUN Car chase animation by Tobia Richter. Very good. 1 Meg 205 AGATRON SLIDESHOW 8 More Incredible pictures by the
fab Tobia Richter 206 NEWTONS CRADLE Animation, plus Jet fighter and Rocking Chair. V.Gcod 207 LUXO TEENAGER Animation a father and son Anglepoise lamp. Funny. 1 Meg 212 STAR TREK ANIMATIONS Five superb pieces of Ray traced animation 398 FRACTAL FLIGHT Hypercube calculated flight through a valley. 1 Meg 453 EPIC PREVIEW Preview of the game. If its this good then Buy it.
454 NIGHTBREED SLIDES Yukky slides from the horror movie spooky music 455 CAR,LOTUS,JET Three Great animations by Tobia Richter 456 STEALTHY ANIMATION Cartoony animation 457 SPACESHIP Animation of a huge ship spinning around in space. 1 Meg 458 STAR TREK MANEUVERES Superb Animation of the Enterprise. 1 Meg 474 SPACECHASE Animation of a spaceship being chased down a tunnel. 1 Meg 508 BUSY BEE Loopy animation of a crazy bee.
Needs 1 Meg 575 - 576 - 578 LOST IN SPACE Animation of the TV program. 2 MB 578 - 579 - 580 STATION AT KHARN Superb Space city animation. 2MB 623 BATMAN MOVIE Neat cartoon animaton of Batman and the Joker. 1 Meg 625 NASA SLIDES 2 Slideshow of pictures of The Earth, Shuttle, etc. 627 DEMONS SLIDES 3 Some very impressive artwork by C-Dryk of demons 634 MINER Excellent sculpt ray-traced animation. 1 Meg 654 RELIANT ATTACK Animation of the Enterprise being attacked. 1 Meg 655 HUEY 2 Animation of a helicopter leaving a landing pad. 1 Meg 666 STAR TREK PINGPONG Flyby animation of two starships,
Rather good. 1Meg 667 - 668 LIGHT CYCLES A The light cycles sequence from the film Tron 1MB 685 ADVANCE HAM PICS Stunning pictures with a nice funky music beat 699 AGATRON Eight unbelievable picutres of Space stations and ships 700 AGATRON ANIMS More excellent Quality Animations from T.Richter * 708 DYNAMIC HAM PICTURES Incredible pictures in 4096 colors 640x512 756 NEXT PIXILIUM Collection of Dpaint drawn pics with music to back. Good GAMES 156-157 ALL NEW STAR TREK Take to the controls of the USS Enterprise 277 BOARD GAMES Collection of games Mastermind,Othello,Reversi.
Tryclop 283 PSEUDO COP Shoot Em Up based around the ED-209 Character from robocop 446 BIONIX Impressive intro to a good game, difficult in parts 448 PACMAN Maze game where you must eat dots and avoid ghosts. A Classic 471 ST BASH Space invader clone, taking the mick out of the Atari ST 472 ED-209 Shoot out game, blast dogs, Batman, Turtles. Language may offend.
509 LEARN AND PLAY 1 Blackboard Maths, colorpad, Worm, Cat&Mouse, Shark 510 LEARN AND PLAY 2 StepStone, Wheel of Fortune, Flower, Puppy, Tug, SpellQuiz 571 TREASURE ISLAND Game for Kids, help the pirate find that treasure 595 BOARD,CARD,ARCADE GAMES Ratmaz, Daleks, Yatzee, Jigsaw, Cosmoriods2, Ameoba 596 COLOSSAL ADVENTURE Text adventure, also World Adventure 598 BATTLE FORCE Strategy war game against robots. Very Detailed 638 3D TETRIS Imagine a 3D version of tetri*., well this is it, very hard.
639 MOIRA Text Adventure based around the dungeons and dragons theme 669 SUBCULTURE Nice Shoot Em Up, Only 1 level but you can buy the full game 674 GAMES GALORE 1 Drip, tiles, Quix, O&X’s, Ameba, Chess, Yatzee, Othello 675 GAMES GALORE 2 Welltix, Skyfight, Bouncer, Jackland, Larn, Bluemoon 676 GAMES GALORE 3 Gravatak, Asteroids, PingPong, MiniBlast, Orbit3D 677 GAMES GALORE 4 Mr Munk, Backgammon, Diplomacy, Car, Mutant, Chess, EygyptRun 678 GAMES GALORE 5 Cosmo, Cat&Mouse, Mazeman, Rollon, Trivia, Pharoah 679 GAMES GALORE 6 Tint, Jumpy, Def, ATC, C-Robots, 5inLine, King, Rats, SB 689 7 TILES
What a great game ! Cross between Speedball and Kick Off 701 - 702 US STAR TREK A Strategy game where you pilot the USS Enterprise 703 WACKO IN WONDERLAND Fantastic preview of a new game. Very good 761 PD GAMES Tanx, Rollerpede, Cave Runner and AMIGAids. All superb games.
762 - 763 NETHACK DISK A Dungeons and Dragons game and adventure.
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I ND1 20 EVIL DEAD DEMO Creepy Stuff!
I ND 1 21 EDUCATION OF COOL COUGAR I ND122 FLINTSTONES Yabba dabba do!
; ND123 FRAXION FUTURE VISIONS ND124 FRACTAL FLIGHT (1 MEG) ND1 25 FILLIT THE FISH DEMO ND126 GARFIELD DEMO Cool Cat!
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ND128 KYLIE DEMO (2 DISKS) COR!
J ND129 KYLIE LOCOMOTION Yummy!
ND130 LAUREL & HARDY (2 DISKS) ND131 MADONNA CARTOON I ND1 32 MADONNA DEMO 2 (2 DISKS) ND133 MONTY PYTHON (2 DISKS) j ND134 NEIGHBOURS Hilarious Pics!
ND135 NOT 9:OCLOCK NEWS (2 DISKS) I ND1 36 POPEYE MEETS THE BEACH BOYS ND146 PHENOMENA ENIGMA (1 MEG) EPIC ND137 ROBOCOP DEMO 40s to comply!
ND138 SPACECHASE ANIMATION (1 MEG) NDI39 SPACE FIGHTER (1 MEG) ND 140 STAR TREK ANIMATIONS 1 7 ND 141 SCULPT 3D ANIM'S inc Newton ND145 SIMPSONS DEMO (1 MEG) Brill!
ND 142 TEENAGE MUTANT TURTLES!
ND143 TOTAL RECALL Mars Mania!
ND144 VIZ SLIDESHOW Fat Slags etc MUSIC NMI 51 AMAZING TUNES 2 (3 DISKS 1 MEG) NM 1 52 BETTY BOO Terrific Tunes!
NM1 54 DIGITAL CONCERT 3 NMI55 DIGITAL CONCERT 4 Leila K etc NM1 56 DIGITAL CONCERT 5 The Power.. NM 157 DIGITAL CONCERT 6 House Music NMI 58 D-MOB MUSIC 4 (2 DISKS) NM I 59 GAMES MUSIC CREATOR NM 160 GROOVE IS IN THE HEART!
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NMI62 HUMAN LEAGUE NM 163 IRON MAIDEN Rock! Rock! Rock!
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We've been asked recently for more megademos. So as requested here's the definitive list of the greatest. Please note: Our numbering system started at 100, so early 100 are about 2 years old!
D 001 ALCATRAZ MEGADEMO 4 (3 DISKS) Brilliant! One of the biggest.
D 002 TRIANGLE MEGADEMO Good scrolls and vectors. Bit dated now.
D 004 DARKNESS MEGADEMO Original loader, but otherwise bland.
D 008 STATIC BYTES MEGADEMO Six parts, clever stuff.
D 014 CRYPTOBURNERS MEGADEMO 2 Contains some good demos, worth a look.
030 CAVE MEGADEMO Certainly not one of the best. Colourful though.
034 BUDBRAIN MEGADEMO (2 DISKS) A classic! Not to be missed but beware of the very risque cartoons.
035 CRIONICS MEGADEMO Another great! Famous for the Madonna part.
046 ACU MEGADEMO An early demo from Oz. They had more to learn.
061 POSSESSED MEGADEMO (2 DISKS) Good animated space intro 067 MIRAGE MEGADEMO (1 MEG) Yet another good one. Some good FX.
078 CRIONICS NEVERWARE (1 MEG) Famed for the brill Madonna graphic.
080 KATHARIS MEGADEMO From Poland! Famous X-Copy demo, plus.
081 INTUITION MEGADEMO Includes the flashiest ever aciid demo.
D 123 FASHION MEGADEMO Early stuff! Better was to come D 125 DEXION MEGADEMO Underrated at the time. Old but good D 127 SCOOPEX MEGADEMO Showed great promise of the future D 132 ARCADIA MEGADEMO Ok IV forgotten what it's like...try it!
D 135 REBELS MEGADEMO Excellent for its time. Good demos.
D 136 ALCATRAZ MEGADEMO Again underrated at the time but very good.
D 138 RAF MEGADEMO (2 DISKS) Still fresh after all this time!
D 140 KEFRENS MEGADEMO Collectors item? Great programming.
D 141 PHENOMENA MEGADEMO Brilliant group today, always been good.
D 146 RSI MEGADEMO (2 DISKS) An all time great! Still good today! Great music and graphics. A must!!
D 150 IAN & MICK MEGADEMO Inc. classic toilet door demo.
D 151 DEATHSTAR MEGADEMO Brilliant cosmic explosion as intro.
D 153 PUGGS IN SPACE Not generally classed as a megademo, but not to be missed. Great for the kids.
160 TRILOGY MEGADEMO (2 DISKS) Includes game, a classic, contains a joke, or is it a bug? You decide.
161 PREDATORS MEGADEMO (2 DISKS) Don’t miss this one, great sound, graphics and game. Another classic.
162 KEFRENS MEGADEMO 8 Yet another classic! And not to be missed.
D 166 SILENTS MEGADEMO Early Silents, the brilliance is born!
D 180 SCOOPEX MENTAL HANGOVER Another classic which pushed the boundaries of the Amiga light years on.
D 211 KEFRENS PYRAMIDS MEGADEMO Clever but so so D 214 GOLDFIRE MEGADEMO Not at all bad for beginners. Nice lips!
D 223 BUDBRAIN MEGADEMO 2 Not quite as good as the first, still good!
D 033 TOMSOFT TRIP TO MARS. Vector graphics with a theme * D 091 FILLET THE FISH Similar to PUGGS, but not as good, still brill.
D 186 COMA DEMO. Flashy acid demo, together with more great demos * D 190 RSI CEBIT DEMO. Terrific demo, with the best ever music * D 220 PAH! SIMPLE STUFF VOL 2 - NBS Demo compo inc crusaders cine fex; great D 221 PAH! SIMPLE STUFF 3....Dragons Lair, TimeWarp demo and more D 222 CRIONICS TOTAL DESTRUCTION (1 MEG)....Some great effects.
D 236 GOLDFIRE ULTIMATE FX....This group continues to improve!!
D 238 ANARCHY PRESENTS DEXION PARTY DEMOS 1....Recent good demos.
D 239 ANARCHY SMOKER COMPILATION....And some more!
D 240 CRUSADERS EUROCHART - JAN 91 Now needs a disk to itself D 241 ANGELS MEGADEMO Good but not mega D 242 3-D DEMOS....Get out your 3-D glasses and CHECK THESE OUT!
D 243 KEFRENS - THE WALL Great intro! Good graffix, then so so D 259 PHENOMENA ENIGMA Absolutely Awesome!!! Fantastic, Get it D 260 6 OF 1 (PRISONER DEMO) Not meg but great subject for a demo.
D 261 SIMPSONS DEMO BY DECAY: Probably the best so far. (1 MEG) D 264 ANALOGUE MEGA DEMO. Great intro and novel demo selection.
D 265 GALLOW MEGADEMO Purple Haze! Great colours, fair demos.
D 266 AURORA MEGA DEMO. Dramatic intro, good music, Ham Bobs!?
BASS MEGA DEMO. Great housey music throughout.
CHAOS ROCK A fantastic lightshow based on Fractal pat terns!
D 269 PULLING THE TRIGGER. Loved the music! Well presented demos (1 meg) SIMPSONS DEMO BY EQUINOX: Loadsa pics and music mix.
SIMPSONS DEMO BY FREEHAND Great slides and sounds.
UNREAL DEMO A game demo to show off some great graphics.
NEWTEK DYNAMIC HI-RES SLIDESHOW (1 MEG)...piccys from the ads.
ADDAMS FAMILY SLIDESHOW.....Collection from the cult series.
FRAXION FANTASY SLIDESHOW....Great presentation, great piccys.
MEGADEMO MANIA LATEST & GREATEST PD LIST mmm (All demos in this section require loads of memory) P 001 2 WALKER DEMO 1 (2 MEG 2 DISKS) P 003 4 WALKER DEMO 2 (2 MEG 2 DISKS) P 005 6 7 LOST IN SPACE (2 MEG 3 DISKS) P 008 9 THE SENTINAL (3 MEG 2 DISKS) P 019 20 VAUX KILLER (2.5 MEG 2 DISKS) ...OK but not brill anim P 021 -026 UPGRADE (1.5 MEG 2 DRIVES 6 yes 6 disks!!!) Multi part anim P 010 11 HEADKICK ANIM (2 MEG 2 DISKS plus HARD-DRIVE) P 012 3 4 STATION AT KHERN (2 MEG 3 DISKS) P 030 1 DRAGONS LAIR 2 GAME DEMO Superb (3 MEG, 2 DISKS) P 032 3 4 BUZZED Great Ray traced anim (2 MEG, 3 DISKS) P
035 6 7 8 AUTOMATED LIGHT (BATTLESTAR GALACTICA) (3 MEG, 4 DISKS) MUSIC M 005 MAHONEY & KAKTUS Brilliant music disk M 030 DIGITAL CONCERT 2: Over 12 mins of mixed house music.
M 070 CRUSADERS BACTERIA Stunning sound and graphics.
M 170 NEWTRONS MUSIC DISK 'HEADBANGER' You will not believe this!!
M 197 GROOVE IS IN THE HEART....Good re-mix of chart hit.
M 200 1 2 SAE AMAZING TUNES 2 (3 DISKS 1 MEG)...Superb!
M 212 MAG FIELDS CHIP FESTIVAL....Another huge collection.
M 216 7 RAF MEGA MIX 2 (2 DISK SET)....Good quality music mix.
M 226 DYNAMITE BEATS 4...Another very classy music disk from MAX M 230 DEXION PARTY MUSIC AND PICCYS....A good disk as always M 232 ALCATRAZ MUZIC Classy presentation, 3 good tracks!!!
M 269 ALCATRAZ MORE THAN MUSIC. Superb, thought slightly bugged.
Utilities U 103 ULTIMATE VIRUS KILLER..Updated now knows 105 viruses U 220 SID-THE ULTIMATE CLI UTILITY...That's what it says!
U 222 NBS SPEEDBENCH A faster loading workbench, plus some handy utilities.
U 225 AMIBASE A good database. Start a disk catalogue now.
U 226 RAZOR TOOLDISK A comprehensive set of mixed utilities, inc Virus Killers, copier, disk fixers. Not all for novices!
U 233 UEDIT Good Public Domain Wordprocessor.
U 267 ELECTROCAD DEMO (1 MEG) Circuit diagram design tool. No save j in demo.
U 280 LABEL PRINTER... Helps print your custom labels.
U 283 SLIDESHOW CONSTRUCTION KIT.... Put your digi piccy in a slideshow.
U 306-U312 Clip Art...Collection of clip art for DTP etc. U 505 to U508 SOUNDTRACKER SAMPLE DISKS....Instrument disks.
U 509 SOUNDTRACKER SAMPLE DISK (BEATS BREAKS)...Great for house tracks!
D 388 9 BETTY BOO Doing The Do (2 disk set) D 386 BLOODSPORT SLIDESHOW....For oriental sports fans!
D 390 LIVE CORRUPTION-NAPALM DEATH SLIDESHOW.....Heavy!. D 393 4 5 DEFINATIVE MADONNA SLIDESHOW...(3 disks) 1 meg & 2 drives INVISIBLE WORLD SLIDESHOW. See it and itch. Micro bugs JET FIGHTER ANIM...Similar to The Run, but far far better (1 MEG) AGATRON ANIM 10... Enterprise leaving dock. Superb (1 MEG) STEVE'S ANIM No 1 ...Some super little anims. Have a look.
STEVE'S ANIM No 2...More cute little anims. I love 'em.
AGATRON ANIM FLEET MANOEUVRE (1 MEG)...Tobias best yet.
Very impressive.
BATMAN THE MOVIE ANIMATION (1 MEG)....Good funny cartoon MAGICIAN AND JOGGER ANIMATIONS (1 MEG). .Ray traced anims.
CAR & UNICYCLE ANIMATION (1 MEG)....Brill anim, a must for fans!
STEVE'S ANIMS 3 (1 MEG)....More of these cute litte anims STEVE'S ANIMS 4 (1 MEG)....From Steve Packer., (as featured STEVE'S ANIMS 5 (1 MEG)...briefly in this magazine) EVIL DEAD DEMO (1 MEG).. Get the goulies, before they get yours RGB & FOCUS (1 MEG)....The famous 'stretching nose' animation!
D 570 1 TRON ANIMATION (1 MEG 2 DISKS) Great anim based upon the film FRANKLYN THE FLY (1 MEG)...Simple but effective and funny.. WINGS ANIMATION. Brilliant stuff and long too! (1 MEG)Good TOO MUCH 3D (1 MEG)....The spaceship flies out of the screen!
IRAQ DEMO Amusing animation of what might have been MORE AEROTOONS More in the series of Stealthy cartoons ROBOCOP ANIMATION You have 15 seconds to comply etc. In colour MORE CLASSY ANIMATIONS More cute anims from Steve Packer BATTLE CHESS DEMO Great game demo (even if you cannot play chess) FRAXION HORROR Great cartoon graphic demo of nasty stuff.
6MIS G 107 STAR TREK GAME Good graphic adventure, Best with 1 meg (2 disks) BLIZZARD Good horizontal Shoot 'em Up.
PD GAMES COMPO Good selection inc Welltrix and Breakout.
DRIP Very tricky painter type game. Almost commercial quality!
THE TURN and TRICKY A couple of good puzzle games by Peter Handel.
MARBLE SLIDE A cross between Pipemania and sliding blocks.
Great!!
G 141 MAYHEM GAME FROM ENSIGNIA...Spaceship in caverns, tricky but addictive PD GAMES COMPO 3....Great Pacman plus 2 others.
JEOPARDY (1 MEG)....Version of the board game Risk!
PD GAMES COMPO 9...,Battlemech, Bullrun (Battle Sim) and more BATTLEFORCE (1 MEG)....Strategy battle game.
SUBCULTURE GAME DEMO..."Privateware' Level 1 of a good horizontal silky smooth, machine coded, scrolling shoot em up. If you like the game, buy from author!
ANTEP (1 MEG)....RPG also SLOTS, a good car chase game.
MEGABALL. The ultimate PD Breakout game?
ZEUS Simple but addictive puzzle game. Great.
NBS GREAT GAMES VOL 3... Super new games PATIENCE CARD GAMES..Superb games and graphics mmmmrn E 006 7 LEARN AND PLAY...Games plus maths and words (kids aged 5+) E 008 TALKING COLOURING BOOK Draw the pictures then colour them mmt t*mms mm mmmu m$ m We now hold all fish disks up to 490. The FISH AQUARIUM catalogue has been updated to include all the new disks. Although most of the programs are technical there are some great games and animations hidden away, we thoroughly recommend looking through the catalogue disk. We have all T-BAG disks up to 49.
GLAMOUR DISKS: We have an excellent collection of over 50 disks, demos and slides. Please remember you have to include a signed statement saying you are 18 or over to obtain these disks.
* Compilation disks which contain other demos requiring 1 Meg of
memory.
Be mailed their copy Please note all AMOS PD is £1.58 per disk. This is a selected list of the very best of the new AMOS Public Domain. Ail’ disks DO NOT require AMOS to run!!!
Amos Demo 2 Chainsaw Death (1 MEG) Pick Up A Puzzle (2 DISKS 1 MEG) Picture It (2 DISKS, 1 MEG) Birds of Prey Picture Show Cross Fire (1 MEG) Balloonacy (1 MEG) Deadline (1 MEG) Bob Maniacs by Syntex The Wooden Ball (1 MEG) Armageddon Demo by Syntex (1 MEG) FAMILY HISTORY DATABSE (1 MEG) Tile Trail Simon and Space Maths Cybernetics Demo (1 meg) Fruit Machine & Fruit Crush Amos Quizmaster (1 MEG) Sound Samples 10. Clapping, creaks etc. Pick-up a Puzzle Data Disk 2 (Needs A103) Jigmania Data Disk. (Needs L013) Frantix & Mutant Zombie Psycho Pigs!
(1MEG) Database Master (1 MEG) Mastermind & Pair Up. (1 MEG) Dungeon Delver. (2 Disks 1 MEG) Pixie Kingdom (2 Disks 1 MEG) AMOS IktNSEMttE All disks cost £3.50,- which includes contribution to the programmer.
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All used postage stamps donated to 'Guide Dogs for the Blind' WE LOVE INTERNATIONAL ORDERS All orders sent by Air Mail. For European orders please add 25p per disk. World Orders add 50p per disk. International payments by Credit Card, British Postal Orders, Eurocheque, any cheque with a UK cashing address, or even cash (Registered letter).
1 ® PLEASE NOTE NEW PRICE FOR PUBLIC DOMAIN SOFTWARE ; S COMMERCIAL SOFTWARE tl® As we now have a retail outlet we have a full range of software for Ail.
Computers, plus blank disks, joysticks, cables, etc* Typically ail software prices are 20% off RRP plus one free PD with games ftp fo £10.00 and 2 up to $ 20.00 etc (Mail order only) Please ring for latest info.
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L 001 (ART)* Colouring Book (1 MEG) L 004 (GAME)* Thingamajig (1 MEG) L 005 (GAME)* Jungle Bungle (1 MEG) L 006 (GAME) Pukado (1 MEG) L 007 (GAME) 4 Way Lynx (1 MEG) L 008 (EDUC)* Work and Play (1 MEG) L 009 (PROG) Amos Assembler L 010 (EDUC)* The Word Factory (1 MEG) L 011 (GAME) Go-Getter (1 MEG) L 012 (GAME) Hypnotic Land (1 MEG) L 013 (GAME) Jigmania (1 MEG) LOU (EDUC)* Play It Safe (1 MEG) L 015 (GAME)* Shapes and Colours (1 MEG) L 016 (GAME) Reversi 2 (1 MEG) L 017 (GAME) Dogfight (1 MEG) L 018 (GAME) Touchstone (1 MEG) L 019 (GAME) X IT 50 Excellent game (1 MEG) L 020 (UTIL) Wordy Word
processor!
L 021 (QUIZ) Quingo 3000 questions! (1 MEG) Price is per disk NOT per Title please mmmm m Am sop pm mom towards mm Am amd mcmm, SPECIAL OFFER! ONE- m%K FREE WITH EVERY 1*3 ORDERED AND POSTAGE FREE ALL LATEST AMOS LICENSEWARE NOW IN STOCK ALL DISKS MARKED * ARE PRIMARILY WRITTEN FOR CHILDREN L 501 LC10 Fonts (NBS LICENSEWARE) JUST AS THE DEAD CANNOT BE REVIVED WHAT IS LOST CAN NEVER BE RE GAINED PAST GLORY CANNOT BE BOUGHT OR RE-UVED...ONLY REMEMBERED ORDERING DETAILS PUBLIC DOMAIN MED V3.11B, ¦¦¦¦ AMOS LPD20 OCTOMED AMIGANUTS Wordy is another text editor mini word processor but it has one main
difference: it’s written with AMOS basic: so you can ioad it in to AMOS and alter it to suit your tastes. The author (D Pearl) has an Epson compatible printer, but if you know enough about your printer and AMOS you can set it up to work with just about any printer.
Even if you’re not a programmer Wordy has some cute features. It automatically checks whether or not you have an unexpanded machine or not, and loads in the correct version. 512K Amigas can hold about 12 pages of text, while 1MB machines can have about 50 pages.
Most of the options are available from the menu bar, although if you want to centre text or push it to a margin a key press will do. The program doesn’t have many hot keys, so you have to use the mouse for mostly everything. A simple word processor, but good enough for the odd letter or simple document.
So, you were wondering what happened to the new, even better than version 3.00, MED?
What happened next was version 3.10, but then the bugs appeared and if you ask for version 3.10, you will get version 3.11b. There's really not a lot that’s new, to tell the truth. It just all behaves a bit more reliably. It's good to see Teijo Kinnunen continuing to work on his PD creation.
What's not so good is OctoMED, the eight channel PD music editor. It can produce some excellent noises as well as multitask, and works with accelerator cards and so on, but it is not in fact PD but Licenseware. So I'm afraid you can’t just go giving copies away to whoever you want.
OctoMED works by dynAMIGAlly mixing the samples, and then playing them through the usual four channels. It's quite good with a standard Amiga - with a faster processor. It works just as well as any other music editor, except it’s got all the usual MED features - MIDI support, sample editing within the program, synthesised sounds to save on memory, and much more.
ACC ASSEMBLER V1 AMIGANUTS ACC is the Amiga Coders Club, and it has a As word processors go Word, is nothing special, but it’s ideal for the odd small document.
AMOS programmers can really get into it.
Tutorial club disk out in the domain every month or so. ACC is a text editor for programmers. Confused? Read on.
From one side of the screen to the other. The idea of the game (in case you don't know) is to wipe out all the bricks on each level by knocking the ball around the screen.
Sometimes tokens float down the screen, these have various effects when collected, including: lose a life, move to the next level, laser fire, move all the blocks down (slow but very nasty) and various ball effects - magnetic, slow down, speed up, random angle plus others.
Megaball plays very well.
The only slightly abberant factor is the ball - this wobbles about sometimes. Mind you, it just makes the game that bit more random and enjoyable.
I love it.
MEGABALL CRAZY JOES 1539 Breakout is still a popular PD game. There must be dozens of versions, but this one has all the features you would expect plus something sadly lacking in many others - speed.
The bat is mouse controlled, and can zip This disk has a complete inventory of tools for programming in machine code. They include the A68K PD assembler, Blink linker program, Data20bj and ConvertFD program - and this combination will happily assemble source files.
The problem is you need to write the programs first. This isn't a problem in itself, but to really use the system you need to be quite good at using the Shell or CLI, to get all the commands to work properly.
To sort this problem out, Mark Meany (responsible for the other disks in the ACC series) wrote ACC, which lets you edit the source and run the other programs as simply as possible - a PD programming system, rather than just a motley collection. If you’re interested in assembly language programming on a low budget, then give this disk (and the other ACC disks) a try - it may not be as fast as ArgAsm or as comprehensive as Devpac II, but it works.
CONTACT fLBST 17 BIT, PO Box 97, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 1XX, 0924 366982, AMIGANUTS, 169 Dale Valley Road,' Hoilybrook, Southampton, SOI 6QX, 0703 785680, AMOS PD, 0942 495261, CRAZY JOE’S, 145 Effingham St, Rotherham, S65 1BL, 0709 829286 fmLAC, Unit 6, West Hill Arcade, George Street, Hastings, East Sussex, TN35 1BN, 0424 445498 SOFTVILLE, Unit 5, Stratfield Park, Eiettra Avenue, Waterloovilie, Hants, P07 7XN, 0705 266509 Public Dominator, Amiga Software What is Public Domain?
Public Domain Software is simply software that is allowed to be copied freely, since the authors have decided to share their programs with all users. For this reason software can be grouped together on disks which are sold at an equal price depending on how many you buy. When you buy any of the disks on this page you may copy and give them to anyone!
Each disk has a code number which is denoted with this symbol - •- what follows the code number is a brief discription of what is on the disk. All the programs are fully working and most come with documenation on the disk. We will also give as much support as is reasonable._ FONTS_
• PDOM53 Fonts' 12 fonts Black Shadow. White Shadow.
Avant Garde, Palo Alco. Basel, Monaco, Piegnot, Aldous, Celtic, Geneva and Rangers. All ready to use Dpaint compatible fonts.
• PDOM54 - Fonts! 14 fonts: Lineal, Bubbles. Ham, Courier,
Vancouver, SanFran, Future, Premiere, Hollywood, Broadway,
Camelot, Stencil, Park Avenue and Los Angeles. Dpaint
compatible.
• PDOM55 - Fonts! 14 fonts: Santiago, Microsoft, Silicon,
Swansong, Helvetica, Mahattan, Bookman.Akashi, Times, Tiny,
Boxie, Longl, Andover and Pica. Dpaint compatible.
• PSFF1 - Fletcher Font Pack 1 contains 66 MULTI COLOURED IFF
fonts on 6 disks for £15.00. All fonts are suitable for Dpaint
or any program that uses IFF fonts.
• TBAG29 - ShowFont V3.3 shows all 256 characters in a given
font.
APPLICATION
• AMP1 - Home Business Pack : Uedit the easy to use
wordprocessor, Visicalc and VC 2 spreadsheets, RIM and Jbase
databases and Amiga Spell the spell checker etc. 3 disks only
£7.50!
• FFISH195 - Micro Emacs V3.10 the text editor which is very
comprehensive.
• FFISH254 - Uedit v2.5a the wordprocessor
• FFISH143 - RIM V5.0 is a fully relational database.
• FFISH328 - AnalytiCalc V24-01a is a full featured system for
numerical analysis and reporting (a spreadsheet).
• FFISH93 - Drno V127 and MicroFmacs V3 8i the text editors
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
• PDOM416 - Ncomm V1.9 communications program THE only disk you
will need, got a modem? Then this is your disk.
• PDOM59 -Ameteur Radio Disk: StarTerm V3.0, P81 and P10272
packet terminal programs, TA Term V5.0, a HAM Database for the
Amiga Amateur Radio Group. Morse Code, Satellite Tracking and
loads of HAM utilities. A must for serious HAM user.
• AMICUS17 - Aterm V7.2, VT-100 V2.6 Vtek V2.3.1, Amiga Host V0.9
for CompuServe.
• APDC21 - Comm V1.34, Wombat V3.01, Handshake V1.20a C- Kermit.
• SLIPDISK31 - StarTerm V3.0 full features terminal prog, VT100
V2.0, Comm V1.3, Ahost V0.9.
• FAUG62 - Access V2.6 comms package.
• FAUG99 - TAG the BBS.
• FFISH 172 - HandShake V2.12a is a fully featured
VT52 100 102 220 terminal emulator.
• FFISH 275 VT100 v2 9 includes Kermit and Xmodem NEW AMIGA USERS
• AMP4 - Starter Utility Pack; This pack was compiled with the
new Amiga user in mind, to enable them to get just about all
the utilities that you may ever need, plus a wordprocessor and
a database! Each disk in the pack automatically takes you into
the friendly Work Bench enviroment, all the programs are icon
driven and have any necessary documentation. The pack includes:
The four main file compressors used on the Amiga - ARC, LHARC,
Zoo and Power Packer, Dir Work the friendly enviroment that
allows many of the CLI commands to be executed at the click of
your mouse. Text Reader allows you to execute text on screen as
a CLI command using your mouse, DFC2 the multi tasking disk
copier, All the AmigaDOS Replacement Project commands, Virus X
the virus detector and destroyer, Icon Meister the excellent
icon editor, Comm the communications package, Machll the mouse
accelerator, Disk Storage Deluxe displays information about
disk drives, Disk Salv attempts to salvage data from damaged
disks, New Zap the sector editor, Safe Boot the boot sector
database and others. Also Uedit the wordprocessor, Amiga Spell
the spell checker and Jbase the excellent database.
All this is available on 3 disks only from Public Dominator for the mega price of £7.50!
UTILITY NOTE We have chosen the best disks with the latest versions of utilities to feature in this advert, however many more files and utilities are featured in these and other disks but are not detailed here: FULL details are to be found on our DiskCat for £1.00. Our DiskCat has a fast search option for ease of use.
• FFISH366 - PrintStudio V1.2 print any text file in many styles,
print part of or a whole picture, screen or window, also
control printer and much more.
• FFISH362 - ArchEdge V1.5 a shell setup for ARC, ZOO, LHARC.
• TBAG3 - Disk Cat the disk cataloguer.
• TBAG4 - DirUtil 5 the disk manager,
• TBAG6 - Biorhythms the life cycles program, Blitz Fonts speeds
up fonts.
• TBAG9 - FastMem toggles on off Expansion, FuncKey assign text
to F1-F10. Word Count the number of words in a file.
• TBAG10 - AutoPic2 shows all (.PIC .HAM) in directory.
• TBAG13 - StcpRate change step rate of disk drive
• TBAG16 - CLI Wizard VI2 mouse operated Cl I Introducer DIY demo
with your own picture, text and sound! Planet will wrap a flat
IFF picture into a sphere.
®TBAG17 - Database Wizard V1.1 name & address database for 400 records.
• TBAG18 - BIG is a screen magnifier. DoTil V3.4 the directory
utility.
• TBAG19 - Pyro a screen blanker shows a fireworks display.
• TBAG20 - Brush2lcon turns a brush or picture into an icon.
• TBAG21 - Vscreeen allow screens to be larger than the physical
one, also lots of window utils: Wsize, Wmove, Wmax.
• TBAG23 - Crunch2 archive a program but still executable.
Hermit saves screen at keystroke, using hot keys. Pointer Animator 15 colours animated pointers. ScreenX V2.2.
• TBAG24 - ClickDOS V2.04 directory lister. Qview V1.0 text file
viewer.
• TBAG26 - Daisy Wheel IFF picture file printer.
• TBAG30 - MyMenu create your own menu on WB to run any commands.
Icon Meister V1.4 THE Icon editor. Disk Storage Deluxe V1.10
shows details of ALL mounted devices.
• TBAG38 - MadSizer allows you to size a window from any corner.
Display V3.29 an anim displayer for ANIM 3,4 and 5, Hash and
IFF all in any resolution.
• FFISH342 - IE V1.0 is an icon editor which can create and
modify icons upto 640x200 pixels.
• PDOM278 - LHARCa V0.99a data compression program that is 100%
compatible with MSDOS LHARCV1.13c.
• PDOM279 - European Software Agency Utility 1: Amiga ToolV1.5,
Boot Dlntro V1.0, BootGenerator V1.5, BootLeg V2.1, Character
Editor V1.0,Coder Board V4.0, Cosaque V1.1, Dcopyll, Deluxe
Presed V2.0, BlockV1.3, Font Ripper, Guru Maker V1.0, ISCAmiga
v1.5, Memory Searcher V1.0, Menu Maker v1.0, NolSetracker V1.0,
Power Utility V2.0, PowerPacker V2.3a, PPMoreV1.2, Pseudo Ops.
Save IFF Scanner V2.0,Scroll Maker 2, Seek Destroy V1.0, Seka
Source Rescuer, StartupCoder V1.0, Structure HunterVtO, Time
Cruncher V1.1, TVField Writer V1.1, Vector Check V1.0, View
Boot V1.01, Virus Expert V1.4, Virus Slayer V1.0, VirusKiller
V3.10.
• PDOM280 - The Champions Total Utilies Vol 1: Boot Generator,
Boot Girl, Bootmaker, BootWriter, Character Editor, Demo Maker,
DiskX v2.2, Flash Ripper, Font Ripper, Guru Maker, Guru Master,
Icon Master, Make A Menu, NoiseTracker, Power Packer V2.3b,
PPMore, PPShow.Sceneray, Graphics Searcher, SetKey, Slide Show
Maker, Time Set, Tristar Virus Killer and TxED.
• FFISH163 - Machll V2.4c features: configurable, your help
screen, mouse accelerator, PopCLI, Screen Blanker, Mouse OFF
SunMouse ( activates a window by placing mouse it), Click To
Front (bring window to front by clicking on it), Cycle (move a
window or screen to back with left then right mouse button
click), Window and Screen Shuffler, Clock, Alarm, Beeper etc.
• FAUG50 - Short Cut allows you to allocate text to a single key
stroke thus CLI commands are easier to type.
• PDOM141 - ICONS!: Draw Icons, Tool Icons and Disk icons.
Includes software to edit.
• PDOM276 - Amivision Utility Disk 4: Virus X4, Zero Virus, Kill
Da Virus3, Pcopy, Vcheck, Sectorama, Fformat v1.1, Pseudo Virus
Killer 2, Boot Intro.
• PDOM300 - The Master Virus Killer V1.9. Recognises 105 viruses,
a full list is on our DiskCat.
• PDOM277 - Dark Star Virus and Crunchers 2: BS9 KillerX,
Kill’Em, Lamer Destroyer, Pseudo Ops, Killer and Seek & Destroy
virus killers. Byte Killer, Crunch Master, Data Cruncher,
DefJam Cruncher, Crunch IFF Pics with shower, Dpaint Unpack,
DragPack, Flash Packer, HOC, ISC, Master Crunch, Mega Crunch,
Power Pack, RSI Cruncher and Super Cruncher.
• TBAG31 - ShoWiz V2.0 show ANY picture with or without a script,
1 picture or several disks full, also play a music file in the
background! Also show text files in any colour!
• FFISH105 - Record-Replay V2.0 allows you to record and play
back mouse and keyboard sequences.
• PDOM62 -The Public Dominator Anti Virus Disk: Virus X V4.1,
Vcheck V1.2 (for memory), Vcheck V1.9 (for disk drives),
ZeroVirus V1.3 the fully integrated virus detector and killer.
Also BootBlock Champion the utility and information on boot
blocks.
• PDOM93 -ARP v1.3. The AmigaDOS Replacement Project includes
text manual files.
• FFISH228 - Jazz Bench V0.8 is a multitasking WB replacement.
• FFISH229 - Alarming Clock.
• FFISH246 - NoClick V3.6 stops drives clicking when no disk
entered. LabelPrint v2.5b disk label printer.
Why Public Dominator for your PD software supply?
1. We have been trading in this field for 5 years so (unlike the
majority of PD libraries) we know what's what when it comes to
PD, this is proven with regular orders from every corner of
the globe.
2. Huge selection from over 1300 disks!
3. All disks Virus free!
4. All disks copied with verify flag on.
5. Order by telephone or post with same day dispatch.
6. Pay by Visa, Mastercard, Cheque, PO or Cash.
7. Government orders welcome.
8. Expert advice. Got a question about our software?
Telephone and ask for the Technical department.
For a reliable, fast and friendly expert service try us!
®FFISH251 - DiskSalv vl 42. DiskSpood vI O test disk speed
• FFISH286 - FastDisk a disk Optimisor
• FFISH290 - Xlcon execute CLI commands from a script clicking an
icon.
• FFISH338 - SID V1.06 is a very comprehensive direct utility.
• PDOM304 - MessyDOS handles MSDOS formatted di exactly the same
way as you use files on native AmigaD disks. Fully functional,
read write version.
• FFISH325 - Batchman V1.1 is a program that allows the u to
execute CLI programs and batch files simply by clicking a
gadget.
• FFISH304 - Verify V1.2 Walks a directory hierarchy readinc
files, reporting any files that can’t be entirely read.
• FFISH243 - ImageLab V2.2 is an IFF pictures manipuls NoClick
V3.5 stops the disk drive clicking if there is no dij thedrive.
Password V1.21p you specify the password for y systemsecurity.
Pcopy V2.0 the excellent disk copier. SimC adds a 2 or 4 colour
picture to your WB screen.
• FFISH360 - UUCP V1.06D. An implementation of uucp for Amiga,
including mail and news.
• FFISH244 - BBChampion V3.1 load, save and anak bootblocks.
Bootlntro V1.2 you specify The headline text of u| 44
characters and the scrolling text of upto 300.
• FFISH279 - MRBackup v3.3d the hard disk backup utility.
• FFISH300 -TitleGen v1.6 excellent script language tl creates
scrolling text on screen in any font and upto 500 lir long!
• FFISH213 - 300 8 colour program icons!
• FFISH168 & *FFISH169 - Matt Dillion disk special incluc loads
of utilities and source: Config V1.0, Clock V1.0, DI
V1.31,DMouse V1.1, Backup V2.01, SUPLIB, LIBREF DRES V
DASMV2.11,FILES V1.2, SHELL V2.1, FINDIT V1.0, LIBS V SCATV1.0,
ADDCR V1.0, REMCR V1.0 & CMP VI.O.You ne both disks.
• FAUG41 - ARC V0.2 compatible with MSDOS ARC V5.0.
• AMICUS22 - Printer Driver Generator V2.3.
• FFISH258 - Dmouse v1.2 is a versatile program tl
includesscreen mouse blanker, auto window activator, mou
accelerator,popcli, pop window to front, push to back etc.
• FFISH131 - DFC is a disk copier that multi-tasks.
• APDC15 - Icon utilities: full of icon files and creators. Sor
animated!
«APDC18 - Floppy Disk Utils: Quick Copy V1.0, Disk Mapp DiskSalvage, Virus check, System Utils: Blitz V1.0 text edit TimeSet.ACalc calculator Amiga Monitor V1.1, MeM Grab fc memorygrabber. Directory Master V1.1. EDUCATION
• AMP5 - Suitable for 8 s and over features: 2 excellent m;
drawing programs choose the Earth coordinates & it will dm the
map allowing you to enter text and print or save. Evo follov
the Evolution of life with skulls and maps etc. Chemistry eleme
periodic table simply click on the chemical and a windc appears
showing every detail on that chemical including picture of the
crystal structure. Unit conversion is a progre that allows you
to choose all types of unit i.e. length, tirr weight, speed
etc. and then do conversions and comparisoi within them e.g.
Feet to millimetres a very comprehensf program. German Language
will teach the basics of the Germ: langauge. Tutor is a speak
and spell tutor. Also includes Stuc Aid Card, Hermes Formula,
Cloud, The Weather, GEO Tlrr Gravity Simulator, Func2D, Gravity
Well, Air Foil, Wave Mak and others. A 5 disk pack for £12.50!
• AMP6 - A new 5 disk educational pack from the AMC Licenseware
Product library. More suitable for under 8 Colouring Book a
good colouring book for young childre features excellent
graphics, Arc Angels Maths good mat!
Program for children that includes graphics to aid learnin Thinga Majig puzzle program with 24 puzzles to choose froi Work and Play (1MB). 3 excellent educational program Funtimes table and Let’s go shopping are 2 maths program and Click Clock teaches children to tell the time. The Woi Factory, very good game enviroment for teaching spelling.
All this only £17 501 Note AMOS is NOT required for this pack _MUSIC_
• AMP11 - 5 disk pack of Sonix files & player for £12.50!
• AMP23 - 5 disk pack of SoundTracker V3 & files £12.50!
• PDOM281 - Oktalyzer V1.1 the music composer.
• PDOM285 - GAME MUSIC CREATOR Supports MIDI.
• PDOM 299 - MED V3.00 the music editor with MIDI.
• »DOM 378 - Swantti of Midnight Sun Mozziax collection II.
Musc Editor 2. Noize Tracker 2 and 2.1. Oktalyzer. Fraxion
- zoer. IntuiTrackcr. Disk Master 3
• =D0M 406 Triangle 3532 Tracker Disk VI0: Noise Tracker 112,
2.0, Star Trekker 1, Destiny 7 ripper, Fraxion Ripper, Mega
Sound Tracker 2.4, Multi Ripper 1.2, Sargon ripper 1.8,
Titanics Roper 1.1, Noise Player 3, Intuitracker 1.1, Preset
editor, No sound convertor.
Both our games packs are auto booting, menu driven, very easy ~ use disk packs.
• AMP8 - Game Pack 1: Clue as in Cluedo, Othello, Klondike,
Canfield and Cribbage. Backgammon, Yachtc, Tvision,
IfcsleCommand, Cosmo 2 and 3D Breakout, Empire, Gravity
.Yars,Hanoi, Hockey. Blockoff, Jackland, Othello Master and
acman.A 3 disk pack for £7.50!
• AMP22 - Game Pack 2: Amoeba space invaders, CosmoRoids, Stone
Age a Boulder Dash type, Back Gammon, Chain Reaction, Vaster
Mind, Reversi, Black Jack, CrazyEights, Klondike, Jig Saw,
Keno, Daleks and Ratmaze,Monopoly and Escape From Jovi V3.0. 3
disks for £7.50!
• PDOM283 - Callisto 1.01 Very tough space strategy game, Daleks
0.30. Pontoon, PuzzI.O and World and Zerg 2 adventures.
• PSL1 - Space Blob a brilliant platform cavern game.
• PSL2 - Mr Dig, help Mr Dig collect the apples and kill the
monsters. Requires 1MB.
• PSL3 - Q-Boid shoot blocks at the various random shapes
ascending on you, a Tetris variant.
• PSL4 - Computer Conflict excellent speech and graphics in this
afl action arcade game!
• ALP5 - Jungle Bungle. Requires 1MB RAM. £3.50
• ALP6 - Pukadu the game where you have to move the bug around
the screen eating the tiles as you go, and Sprites 600 for you
to use in your AMOS programs. £5.50
• ALP7 - 4 way Lynx the puzzle game. Requires 1MB RAM.
£3.50.
• ALP11 - Go Getter. Excellent game where you have to move your
ball around the course by predicting if the next number in a
series will be higher or lower, excellent graphics and sound.
Requires 1MB RAM. £3.50.
• AMUSE13 - Bull Run an American civil war strategy game and
Gravity Attack a very good arcade game.
• AMUSE14 - Battle Mech a strategy war game between robots.
• AMUSE15 - Rocker a Lunar Lander type game, Shiva the game of
Life, Cycles is a Tron light cycles type game.
• FFISH63 - Larn the adventure.
• AMUSE17 - Cosmoroids an asteroids game, Tunnel Vision a
graphical maze game seen from within the maze. Triclop invasion
and 3D breakout that requires 3D glasses.
• AMUSE19 - Conquest the interstellar exploration game, The game
of LIFE, Mile Stone the board game, Monopoly, and Trek 3 a Star
Trek battle simulator.
• APDC3 - Monopoly, BackGammon, Brickout, Klondike.
• APDC4 - Tunnel Vision, Othello, Canfield, Dogstar.
• APDC8 - Shanghai, Light cycles, Othello, Life3, Conquest.
• FAUG18 - Tunnel Vision the great maze game.
• FAUG27 - Klondike the card game and Triclops the 3D planet
defend game.
• FAUG30 - Hack the adventure V1.0.1E.
• FAUG52 - PACMAN 87.
• FFISH194 - Moria V3.0 the single player dungeon
simulationadventure game. 1MB.
• FFISH273 - BattleForce v3.61 game.
• FFISH336 - Car V2.0 is a racing game.
• FFISH357 - Empire V2.1w is a multiplayer game of exploration,
economics and war.
• FFISH62 - HACK the adventure.
• FFISH63 - LARN the adventure.
• PDOM77 - Paranoid the breakout type game.
• PDOM90 - Tennis! 1MB.
• PDOM79 & »PDOM80 & •PDOM81 - Star Trek 3 disk game by Twisted
Images. 1MB. External Drive Required.
• PDOM215 & *PDOM216 - The Star Trek 2 disk game by AGATRON.
Excellent animated graphic game. Brilliant game play move about
the ship into all the different departments, warp speed around
the universe and battle with the enemy.
• PDOM233 - The Holy Grail Adventure. 1MB. Excellent.
• PDOM234 The Golden Fleece Adventure Wc add dozens of disks
every month to our catalogue, if you have some Public Domain or
Shareware software that we do not. Then send it in! We will
swap any 2 of our disks for each 1 of yours, please check
before sending in software that we dc not already have it Both
our graphic packs are auto booting. Work Bench driven, very
easy to use disk packs
• AMP3 Graphics Pack 1: Rot 3D a 3D drawing package. Vdraw a good
painting program, RayTracer, MCAD the Computer Aided Design
package that works in high resolution, plus utilities: convert
PrintShop to IFF Cliplt clip any part of the screen and save as
an IFF picture, HAMEdit a HAM.picture editor, Window Print II
will print any selected window, Show Print II will Show and or
print any IFF picture, Ushow and Autopic are 2 picture slide
showers, Icon utilities: Iconize (a window), IFF2lcon and
Brush2lcon converters. IFF2PCS will take an IFF picture and
make it a puzzle, Filter Pix the image processing program for
use with Digi View lo-res B+W pictures. A 3 disk pack for
£7.50.
• AMP21 Graphics Pack 2: MSE the Mandel Brot Explorer, DBW render
the ray tracing utility, FBM the image manipulation library
(see disk FFISH334 below for details), ST2IFF converts Atari ST
pictures to IFF NGI allows you to read, view and reformat ILBM
pictures. Pop Colours change to colour pallette on the go,
Dpslide, SeelLBM, Show, ShowHAM the picture showers, MACView
display and convert MAC pictures to IFF HAMEditor, IFF2Exec
makes an IFF picture showable by a double click of the mouse,
Some picture printers and icon utilities: Bruch2C and
Brush2lcon convertors. Also some light synthesizers: Viz,
Polygon and Kal. A 3 disk pack for £7.50.
• FFISH359 - Abridge An interim solution to Anim-5
incompatability problems. Identifies the origin of an Anim-5
file and modifies it to facilitate easy exchange between
AniMagic, Videoscape, Animation Station, Dpaint III,
Editor(v1.11), The Director, SA4D, Movie2.0, Photon Paint 2.0
and Cel Animator.
• AMUSE5 - ACO Face Maker create faces in IFF format using Deluxe
Paint and the supplied Face Ed V2.0.
• AMUSE34 - 39 different pointers.AII absolutely excellent!
• FFISH334 - FBM V0.9 image Manipulation library. Compatible with
Sun, GIF IFF PCX, PBM bitmaps. Can input raw images and output
Postscript and Diablo. Also does rectangular extraction,
density and contrast changes, rotation, quantization, halftone,
grey scaling etc.
• PDOM112 - Graphic utilities: Clip It'. ShowPrint II.
Snatch.HamEdit. Dissolve. AutoPics. Zaplcon. ImageTools.
FilterPix.IconMaker, Startle. IFF to Icon
• FFISH295 - Mandel Mountains V1.1 a Mandel Brot generator
PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES
• PDOM211 NORTHC v13 Steve Hawtms C compiler Featurescompiler.
Linker, disassembler, examples and tools An excellcntCcompilcr
for the knowledgeable and beginner alike
• FFISH171 - Sobozon C compiler
• FFISH193 ZC V101 C compiler
• FFISH341 - P2C VI. 13 is a tool for translating Pascal programs
into C
• FFISH351 - PDC V3 33.
• APDC25 - Logo. Xlisp. Modular 2. MVP Forth
• FFISH140 Stoney Brook PROLOG v2 3 2
• FFISH141 Contains the source code for PROLOG FFISH140
• FFISH181 - AM XLISP V2.0 of the Xlisp interpretor.
• FFISH201 -Draco VI2 the excellent programming language by Chris
Gray Documentation on FFISH77.
• FFISH37 - Little Smalltalk
• FFISH91 The Adventure Definition Language (ADL)
• FFISH337 - Cmanual V10 is a COMPLETE C manual for theAmiga
Includes 70 fully executable examples
• FFISH339 PCO V1.1c Pascal compiler
• FFISH347 - Cursor V10 Amga BASIC Compiler
• PDOM60 - Modula II compiler
• FFISH314 A68k v2 61 of the 68000 macro Assembler DEMOS Demo
disks arc probably the best, and quickest, way to impress your
friends with the awesome power of your Amiga With their
fantastic graphics and sounds many are truly a WOW! We have
approxiamately 600 demo disks in ou- collection1 Far too many
to show here Full details of all our demo disks is available on
our Disk Based Catalogue only £1.00*_ Clip Art f The
following 4 packs of clip art are disks that are fifed with j
black and white images that would be suitable with all graphic
j and desktop publishing packagea The Images are complete and
copyright free.
Clip It! Volume 1. £12.50!
Hundreds of clip art images on 5 disks all if IFF format suitable for Dpaint and PageSetter etc. Subjects covered: sports, flags, animals, cartoons, humorousj Xmas. Jewish, borders. Halloween. Valentines, horses, eyes, alphabets, hands. 1930's trademarks, zodiac, cars & more.
Here are some examples: Clip It! Volume 2. £12.50!
Hundreds of clip art images on 5 disks all in IFF format suitable for Dpaint and Pagesetter etc. Subjects covered: men. Women, illuminated A to Z. arrows, stars, explosions, humorous, cartoons, pointing hands, food & lots more.
Here are some examples: Clip It! Volume 3. £12.50!
Hundreds of clip art images on 5 disks all in IFF format suitable for Dpaint and Pagesetter etc. Subjects covered: Fruit. Herbs. Meat. Arrows. Special Ocassions. Vegetables. Kitchen Utencils. Cups and Glasses.
Art Deco and Breakfasts.
Here are some examples: To order, simply quote the disk code number.
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Clip It! Volume 4. £12.50!
Our DiskCat has indepth details of ail 1300 cfisks only £1.00 Hundreds of clip art images on 5 disks all in IFF format suitable for Dpaint and Pagesetter etc. Subjects covered: More Art Deco. Babies. Boys and Girls.
Lots of humourous. Illuminated A to Z. Scrolls. More Specie i- any_5.disks!
A ocassions and Calligraphic Ornaments.
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Full of hints, tips and tutorials and JAMPACKED with the latest and best programs: regularly updated. ALL at a user-friendly price!
Absolutely the best value for miles around!!!
See For Yourself: All EdLib compilations only £1.50 per disk!
Flying Start: To get you going on your new Amiga.
Best Utilities: The best utilities around for the new user.
Graphics Master 1 & 2: Why buy expensive commercial software?
Convert resolutions, HAM. Map images on spheres and shapes, and much more. (2 disks) The Compleat Iconiser: Everything you need to create ANY icon.
SPECIAL STARTER PACK: The above 5 disks for only £5.00 Animator's Delight: Animate to your heart's delight. (2 disks) C Disk: Learn C without tears - a very thoughtfully designed presentation.
All Systems Go!: Guide to Amiga systems - save £££s on books.
Cursor Compiler (vl.l!): AmigaBASIC 50 x faster plus hints tutorials.
HAMming It Up: Super art package converts 21-bit IFF (eg. IBM: to HAM, etc. and also edits IIAM pictures! Also ST and many other formats.
Best Mandelbrot: Extraordinary Mandelbrot programs all in one package.
Fractal Laboratory 1: A comprehensive suite of programs for exploring just about every aspect of fractals. (Fractal Laboratory 2 now also out!)
Scientific Collection 1: PD Astronomy - for starry-eyed stargazers!
HobbyHorse: Family entertainment pack - music, puzzles, even garden design!
A Tight Fit: All the major crunchers and archivers on ONE disk!
ALSO: Power Utilities. Cellular Automata, ARP Library. SillyBeneh, Fully Working Prolog (2 disks). PC-Disk Reader and much more.
See our catalogue for the full list of EdLib compilations.
Large stock of other PD disks - only 89p per disk!
FE131 1 Ivperhase database FF215 Mandol Vroom v2.0 - the Mandelbrot generator FF228 Jazzbonch - powerful Work Bench replacment FF300 TitleOen - scrolling video title generator KF338 SIDl.G - the best CLI replacement utillity?
FF362 Rubik puzzles FF397 DKBTrace - impressive raytracing package KK409 Startrek game - needs Lvleg, monitor recommended FF424 Turbo Tiller - subtitling program for video FF444 China Challenge - like Shanghai Mahjong FF453 Lemmings Demo - the game of the year FF456 7 The Amiga C Club complete Intuition manual FF160 Netback - adventure game FF464 Crossword Maker - adaptable for any language FF465 Text I’I us - latest version of the best easy word processor around FF466 DICE - new shareware C compiler 7 ...... T Juggler II & Juggettell - a wicked new twist to the old classic demo Red Sector
Demo Creator - impressive results!
Simpsons Decay - at last one that isn 't junk Seven Tiles - polished soccer game Battlechess - unique Batman LateNight - anims Phenomena 2 - Enigma demo Budbrain 2 - Madonna as never seen before!
MED vl.l - Latest version of the great music sequencer Loads more - see our catalogue for full details.
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Disks as low as 95p for 10 disks or over!
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Just a small selection of hundreds of titles in stock, send for catalogue disk for fuller list of PD, only 75p inc P&P!
Disks are only £1.10 for under 10 disks, for 10 disks or over only 95p! Please add 50p p&p to total. You get a FREE disk over 10! Please make cheques PO’s payable to "Vally PD" or phone in your Access or Visa number (only 5 disks or over) for the quickest, cheapest, high quality service possible! Why pay more?
VISA Greatest Demos 015Criomcs demos inc. Madonna!
026Crusaders Bacteria: Fabulous!
032Technotromc demo: Amazins 041 Popeye meets Beachboys: Fun!
047 Wrath of the Demon demo: Fab!
091 Puggs in Space: Quite amusing!
112 Digital Concert VI: Excellent!
203 Slipstream demos: inc follow me.
367 Epic preview: Fab game preview!
487 488 Monty Python Lumberjack Song!
518 Crusaders Space deleria & more.
556 Elvira demo: Excellent demo!
607Total Recall demo: Good!
614 Budbrain 2: New, excellent!
654 Evil dead demo: This is weird!
674 5 Laurel + Hardy: Lonesome pine!
717 8 Mr Food: Hilarious! 2 disks!
764 System violator: from Anarchy!
765 Hysteresis: Excellent demo!
830 1 M Python: Policemans ball (2) 864 Phenomena Interspace: Brilliant!
865 Beatmaster 808 state; 4 tracks!
872 Prodigy Tribute to the Gulf!
888 Pure metal coders II: Guitar: Fab!
890 Sleeping bag demo: Great!
891 Chaos Rock: Superb fractals! * 887 Good Morning Vietnam demo!
940 Phenomena Enigma: Fantastic!
958 Equinox Simpsons: New one1 963 Analogia Megademo: Good!
999 Bartman remix: Quite Good!
1000 Silents Global Trash.
1016 Hip hop pack 33: Vgood!
1020 Technoflight megademo: Fabi 1020 21 Startrek Megademo: Great (2) Demos & Animations 001 Juggler & Walking cat: 2 classics 003 Probe demo: Been on TV!
004 Vangelis demo: Superb demo! * 005 Enterprise leaves dock: Great! * 011 Newtons cradle & 2 more: Brill!
012 The Run Anim: Fab car chase * 034 Cool cougar demo: Great! * 044 Super Han Cars: Stunning!
050 Walker demo 1: Great! * 051 Walker demo 2: Excellent! * 052 CX1: Fab ray traced anim! * 058Ghostpool & Drip: Excellent! * 059 Magician & Jogger. Good! * 067 Dynamic Hirea: Unbelievable!
078 9 Agatron 6+8: Ray traced, fab (2) 097 Read 3d: Mega my tracing!
409 Fractal flight: Superb 1Mg * 411 Busy bee anim: Brill ray traced * 492 Basketball Bomg etc: good * 493Agatron anims: F15, Startrek!
608 Dragons Lair II (Timewarp) Fab!
692 Miner Anim: Good little Anim! * 775 NW Dynamic Hirea: Jawdropper!
798 Superwoman anim: Quite good! * 825 Zeus bust anim: Very good! * 866 Lambourghim Countach: Car pics 879 Franklyn Fly: Brilliant anim! * 978 Agatron30: Hyperspace+Landing * 979 Agatron33: Probe Klingon Kid * 914 Agatron 12: Another fab slide!
920 Born to be free: Fab wildlife pics 1003 Pentagon+Drifters b+w fantasy!
1005 6 Sci-fi fantasy pics: Great (2) 1025: Rick Parks art: Fab Dpaint pics!
Music & Music Utils 055 Flash music: Dance music disk!
060100 64 tunes: Bril! Disk, a must!
108 9 Halloween demo: Superb! (2) 156Soundtracken Several versions!
157 158 Loads of Tracker samples! 2 190 Games music Creator. Good!
245 Mididisk Lots of synth progs!
246 Fish 323: Casio CZ editor!
248 Amiga chart III: Black Box etc. 317 Fish 300: Realtime pitch conv!
322 Perfectsound sampler & samples 428 TSR music 5: Technotronic type 483 Music: several progs & midi!
510 Burning Independence 2: Brill!
513 Depeche Mode music: Good.
534 Dmob 3: Amazing clear samples.
562 Dead dance thrash: Metal music!
587 Amigadeus: Mozart on Amiga!
589 Classix 2: Bach, Handel etc!
599 Audio Magic: All the Trackers!
705 Crusaders play Genesis: Brill! ' 763 Zarch music 3: Another goodun!
769 Prologue music: 5 tracks!
801 Get wicked Oxygene remixes!
803 Groove in the heart! Dance!
870Med V3.0: Latest inc midi!
941 2 Silents blues house: Great (2) 964 Axis music Excellent!
971 2 Goldfire celebral delights! Fab!
997 8 Vivakli 4 seasons: Great! (2) 1026-8 House music samples: 3 disks!
1029 30 Made in Heaven: Good (2) Fish 356: Algorythms, midi program!
Fish 403: Kawai K4 editor + more!
Fish 481: Kawai K1 editor + more!
Business & Serious 057 Chet Solace: 26 utils on this disk 117-20 TV graphics 4 disks for £3.50. 153 Jazzbench: Alternative W bench.
154 Iconmania: Great to make icons!
271 Rim Database: Good Database!
272 Flexibase: Easy to use database.
273 Home utils: Wordwright + more!
274 Analyticale Spreadsheet * 278 Uedit: Wordprocessor program!
297 Fish 334: FBM Graphics convert 303-305: Scanned clipart: good! 3 309-11 C Manual on 3 disks £2.85 316 Sid v1.6: Excellent dir utility!
489 Graphics disk: many useful progs 544 Dcopy: Good copy utility disk!
600 A64: Commodore 64 Emulator!
601 Clerk Accounts type program + 616 Pascal compiler, self compiling!
617 Mead: Cad design program!
636 Clight: Excellent ray tracer!
669 Master virus killer: Detects 124!
694 Biorhythms, Starchart etc: Good!
698 Exile fonts: Great coloured fonts!
720 Electrocad PCB demo: Good!
805 North C v1.3: C Compiler!
808-814 7 disks of clipart: only £6.50!
861 ST emulator & utilities disk!
862 Spectrum emulator & utilities!
926-8 Deskbench lcons bases: 3 disks 957 Spectrapaint V3: Fab art prog!
992-5 Holy Bible: Pakced on 4 disks!
1007 Messydos + Sid: Easy PC-Amy!
1009 Hamlab: VGA pics-Amiga ham.
Fish 375 Textplus 2.2: Wordpro!
APD 132 Family history database!
Games & Leisure 043 Holy Grail: Text adventure * 368 9 Star Trek: Brill 2 disk: Great!
424 5 Learn & play: Fun for kids! 2 426Amigaman games pack: 10!
451 Tennis game: Good shareware! * 555Amigaman 2: Drip, Chess etc. 582 Castle of Doom: Adv game!
583 Flaschbier. More than 200 levels!
584 Frantic Freddie: Platform game!
626-30 Education pack: 5 disks £4.50. 658 Starfleet: Shoot em up!
721 Battleforce: Strategy game!
905 7 Tiles:Super futuresport game!
909 Wizzys Quest: Aroade adventure.
969 Zeus: Great block puzzle game!
1011 Megaball: The best breakout!* 1014 Tanx AMIGAids Rollerpede etc!
APD 85 Reversi + Snakes & Ladders!
APD 96 Pair it: Match the cards!* APD110 Cross Fire: Great kids game APD135 Simon says & Space maths APD180 1 Dungeon Delven 2 disks APD182 3 Pixie Kingdom: (2 disks) Amos Licenceware!
LPD1 Colouring book: pre school art * LPD8 Work & Play-. 3 educational!
LPD10 Word Factory: Spelling aid! * LPD11 Go Getter: Good game!* LPD14 Play it safe: Safety for kids!* LPD20 Wordy: Nice wordprocessor.
LPD21 Quingo: Good quiz game!* LPD23 B.S.P.: Collect the letters!
LPD24 Way of Kung fu! (2) 5.50* LPD25 The Mission: Fab adventure!* DELIVERY SERVICE ....and the keenest prices BYTEBACK Ring us now! 0636-79097 we're programmed to help the BEST of the PUBLIC DOMAIN HELP!
UTILITIES DISK PRICES SOUNDTRACKER 1 disk £1.25 10 disks + file box .£9.99 additional disks ....99p (2D = 2nd Drive required) (Mb = 1 Megabyte required) GAMES AG.01 Star Trek; Superb strategy game.
Digitised graphics! (2D-Mb-3 disks) AG.02 Various; Gravewars, Jackland, Pacman, Othello, Empire, Hanoi... AG.03 Star Trek (Agatron); Strategy game - Tobias Richter. (2D-Mb-2 disks) AG.04 Monopoly; full version of the classic property trading game!
AG.05 Pacman 87; Multi level version of this addictive arcade classic.
AG.06 Various; Cosmoroids, Amoeba, Crazy Eights, Blackjack, Backgammon, Daleks, Yahtzee, Stone Age etc... AG.07 Board and Card games; Cluedo, Othello, Klondike and Cribbage.
AG.09 Puzzle Maker; Jigsaw puzzles from IFF files. Plus Puzzle Pro.
AG.10 Space Invaders; Arcade Classic version! Plus: Lander, Amoeba... AG.11 Tennis; excellent shareware sports simulation (Mb) AG.14 Flascheiber; Boulderdash style game.
Almost Commercial quality!
AG.15 Paranoid game; Arkanoid style, including a screen designer.
AG.16 Castle of Doom; Adventure game with graphics - beginners level.
AG.17 ST Bash; Space Invaders style shoot- em-up, aliens are Atari ST's.
AG.18 Golden Fleece; Infocom standard advanture. Plus: Tron; 2 Player Light cycle game. Train; Railway designer.
Star Fleet, Kamikaze Chess etc... AG.22 Return to Earth; Elite style Space trading game, digitised sound.
AG.24 Drip; Arcade quality game with digitised sounds and smooth sprites!
Plus: China Challenge, Frogger etc. AG.26 Zerg; Ultima style Role Play. Plus: World; Infocom type adventure.
Daleks, Callisto, Puzz, Pontoon... AG.27 Star Trek (USA); Strategy game.
Captain the Enterprise. (2D-Mb-2 disks) AG.28 Quattro; Tetris style. China Challenge; Shanghai style puzzle game Plus: Breaker and Asteroids.
AG.29 Chess; Superb Multi Featured! Titles, Tetriz Two, Battleships etc... AG.30 Twintris; Superb Shape dropping game! MUCH better than original!!!
AG.31 Simpsons; vertical scrolling shoot-en- up style game! (SEUCK) AG.32 Legotris; another Tetris style game, amusing digitised sound effects AG.34 Tile Game; AMOS games creator variation on the old 16 puzzle.
AG.35 Cave Runner; Commercial quality Boulderdash style game! Excellent!
AG.36 Wizzys Quest; Professional quality arcade puzzle game.
AG.37 Rings of Zon (Vol. 1) Ultima style fantasy strategy game... AG.38 Sta? Trek - Arcade game; SEUCK produced scrolling Shoot-Em-Up.
AG.39 Wacko in Wonderland; Platform game with large Graphics! Cute!
AG.40 Metagalactic Llamas; Classic Commodore 64 game by Jeff Minter!
AG.41 Wet Beaver; Version of original tennis game with digitised sound (Mb) AU.01 Jazzbench; Workbench upgrade with many indispensable features!
AU.02 Uedit; Excellent file editor, a vast improvement on Ed!
AU.03 QL Emulator; plus 2 data disks packed with files. Superb! (3 disks) AU.04 Amiga Spell; Spelling checker, compatible with most Word Processors.
AU.08 Various; Starchart: 600 stars & galaxies. TXED: editor word processor.
AU.09 Midi Tools: Midi Keyboard; Five octave, mouse operated keyboard... Prochange; change Midi channels etc. AU.10 Graphic utilities; Fontfixer, IFF Converter, Palette Converter... Boot utilities: Bootext, Bootup. Plus: Memcheck, Disksalv, Dragpack AU.11 Starchart; Astronomy program giving positions and movements of all major constellations!
AU.13 Visicalc; Superb full featured Spreadsheet with manual on disk.
AU.14 Various: Amcat; cataloguing system, Icontype; change Icon type, Recoverable RAMdisk, Spell Checker, Black Book, DX Synth voice library... AU.15 Dope Intro maker; Create Demos with this user friendly, package.
AU.17 D Copy; Excellent disk copier similar to X Copy, Good Nibble mode!
AU.18 North C; Complete C Environment for the Amiga! Amazing value!
AU.19 SID; Workbench replacement with easy file handling, improved Dmouse window control and many more features AU.20 K.O. The Virus; Virus detectors and killers! Includes; Virus X 4.1 AU.21 Avoiding CLI; Lots of useful utilities otherwise only obtainable through CLI; FixDisk, QuickCopy... AU.22 Text Plus; Word Processor (v2.2) Very professional program with many commercial quality features!
AU.23 Word Wright; Word Processor. Plus: Amiga Spell; Spell checker!
AU.24 Spectrum Emulator; Run some Spectrum games on your Amiga!
AU.26 Complete C Manual; packed with info on C programming, 11 chapters plus 70 executable examples! (3 disks) AU.27 Amibase (v3.76); Professional quality, CLIP ART AC.01 Deluxe Paint; lots of quality pictures in low, medium & high res.
AC.02 Pagesetter Art; Animals, Food, Computers, Fantasy, Holidays... AC.04 IFF Alphabets; 30+ screens of character sets and surfaces... AC.05 Animals, Anatomy, Buildings, Christmas, Construction... AC.06 Cartoons; Comic pictures of people, animals, funny objects... AC.07 Holidays, Home, Flags, Flowers, Miscellaneous... AC.08 Music, People, Places, School, Religion, Symbols, Weddings... AC.09 Signs; Titles, Logos, Headings, Athletics, Bowling, Boxing, Football, Cricket, Racing, Fishing, Horses... AC. 10 Teddy Bears; ideal for Present Labels, Greetings Cards etc.. Plus: Silhouettes; lots of
shadow pictures.
AC.11 Nightclub, Vintage Cars, Bikes.
Computers, Boats, Office, Industrial.
AC.12 Colour; Occasions, Transport, Signs, Electrical, Architecture... SND.01 Soundtracker; Four versions of this favourite Music creation program.
SND.02 Soundtracker 4; alternative version + instruments disk. (2 disks) SND.03 Sound Monitor; 20 Demo scores + instructions in this superb sound package! Extra RAM and Drive useful. Plus: Instruments disk. (2 disks) SND.04 MED Music Editor; Soundtracker style music creator! Easy to use!
SND.05 Soundtracker 8 Track; Superb! Plus converter for 4 track files... STI.01 to STI.08 Digital Soundtracker samples! 8 disks packed with 100's of files! (Buy one or all 8 for £7.99) STS.01 Sampled sound effects to use instead of instruments!
STS.02 Longer samples, many from films, EDUCATIONAL AE.01 Blackboard Maths, Concentration Colourpad, Cat & Mouse, Galactic Worm Animated Pointers, Shark... (Age 5+) AE.02 Spellquiz, Wheel of Fortune, Tug ‘o' Word, Flower Garden, Stepping Stones, Maths Test, Puppypix (Age 5+) AE.03 Fractals, Desktop Calculator, Function Plotter, Evolution (Age 11+) AE.04 Gravitywell, Weatherman, Gravsim, Airfoil... (Age 11+) AE.05 World data Bank; CIA world map with political boundaries, view from anywhere, any height! Plus: 3D Plot, Calendar Factory, Sherlock (Age 11+) AE.06 Talking Spelling Tutor, Speech Toy,
German Language Test, Study File, Card System, Globe, Elements, Geotime, Text Utilities (2 disks) (Age 11+) AE.07 Educational graphics; Technical illustrations; Biology, Astronomy etc. Some animated (eg. Pumping heart) Includes viewing programs. Or load into Deluxe Paint etc. (Age 9+) FONTS AF.01 Cosmopolitan; Rangers, Peignat, Avant Guard, Aidous, Celtic etc... AF.02 Fancy; Hollywood, Park Avenue, Broadway, Camelot, Courier, Ham... AF.03 Publishers; Helvetica, Akashi, Andover, Bookman, Boxie, Times... AF.04 Various; Unusual, Videofonts, Large & Small fonts... Utilities.
WORKBENCH AW.03 Icons; Music, Ram, Naughty, Jet Icons. Plus: Utilities, Colourbench AW.04 Icon Development; Design Icons with Deluxe Paint! Examples included!
SLIDESHOWS AS.01 Boris Vallejo 1; Professional quality graphics in interlaced HAM!
AS.05 Exodus Real 3D show; 9 very impressive Ray traced pictures.
AS.06 Swimsuits; Great pictures from the
U. S. Sports Illustrated mag.
AS.12 M.C. Escher; Animated slideshow of Eschers paradoxical artwork... AS.20 Slideshow Construction; Pictures scroll up down, fade in out! Etc... AS.21 Fantasy; Stunning full screen pictures and superb soundtrack!
AS.22 Viz; Digitised pictures from the wonderful Viz magazine.
AS.23 Agatron Slideshow 10; Ray Traced pictures of Star Trek ships including shots from T. Richters impending video AH.01 Adventure Game Solutions; More than 100 including: Dungeon Master, Future Wars, Ultima 1 to 5, Sierra, infocom, Bards Tale, Zak MacKracken, Maniac Mansion, Rainbird...Every Adventure players dream! (2 disks) [MB AD.01 Walker 1; Digitised animation of Star Wars Imperial Walker (Mb) AD.02 Walker 2; Digitised animation of Walker and helicopter! (Mb) AD.04 Probe Sequence; Incoming video pictures from an interstellar probe landing on an alien planet! Amazing!
AD.13 Walking Cat; Amazing Revolving digitised animation of walking cat!
AD.16 Ghost Pool; Animation of a pool game with invisible players!
AD.18 Puggs in Space; Amusing cartoon of alien creature exploring Earth!
AD.21 Busy Bee; Amazing Sculpt 3D animation of a large flying Bee! (Mb) AD.22 Democreators. Create your own demo's with; Bootwriter, Bootmaker, Bootboy, Boot generator etc... AD.23 Ship and Sphere; Ray Trace film of space ship and glass sphere. (Mb) AD.24 NewTek Demo Reel 3; Incredible professional demo of NewTek product range features superb sampled sounds, digitised animations... (Mb-2 disks) AD.25 The Run; 3D film of Lotus chase through traffic with police car! (Mb) AD.28 Stamp Collector; Animation of magnifying glass and naughty stamps!
AD.29 Predators Megademo; Brilliant demos including 2 games! (2 disks) AD.32 Vision Megademo IV; Superb Digitised music and sound effects!
AD.36 Kefrens Megademo VIII; 10 demos including; Kill the Beast (Shadow of the Beast meets Xenon 2)... (2 disks) AD.39 Agatron animations; 3D film of USS Enterprise attacking USS Reliant.
AD.40 Luxor Teenager; Variation on the classic with 2 anglepoise lamps!
AD.41 RGB; Badgekiller competition winner!
Produced with Director! (Mb) AD.42 Comic on a disk; whole graphic novel, page by page, on screen!
AD.44 Laurel and Hardy; Digitised clips from various films! (2 disks) AD.45 Star Trek, Dry Dock demo; The highly praised Ray Trace masterpiece!
AD.46 Stealthy Manoevre II; Cartoon style Stealth Fighter animation.
AD.47 Walker Demo; The incredible 2 Megabyte animation (2Mb - 2 disks) AD.48 Amy V Walker; Amy the Squirrel chases AT-AT with Monkey Wrench!
(Mb) AD.49 Budbrain Productions; Quality animations including Movie! (2 disks) AD.50 Budbrain Demo 2; Great sound, great graphics, another classic!
AD.51 Fishtank demo; Animation of sea creatures miming in time to music!
AD.52 Popeye meets Beach Boys; Very amusing singing combination... AD.53 Iraq demo; Mini film involving Saddam Hussain and John Major!
AD.54 Simpsons; Digitised: Do the Bartman To order any of the above disks simply quote the required disk numbers.
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Cheque, postal orders or credit card facilities are available 1 VJ ¦Hi H XJ __ BYTE BACK DEPT AF, 6 MUMBY CLOSE, NEWARK, NOTTS, NG241JE get the latest dance single? Well never mind. The best things in life are free, they say. In fact all those people who say that can send me their money! There are, though, some good things that cost next to nothing like these PD demos for instance. A few coppers and you could be the proud owner of a cartoon or some spiffy music. MAFF EVANS has a look in this month's Aladdin's cave of PD... PLASMUTEX ’91 PD SOFT DISK 1441 Quite a few plasma demos seem to be
springing up these days, but this one from The Flame Arrows is one of the prettiest and best presented so far. The strange, cycling colours and revolving star patterns are backed up with a cleanly produced piece of music, very much in the Soul II Soul-Bassomatic style. Just the thing for relaxing in front of your monitor.
MAGICIAN ANIM VERSION 2 CRAZY JOE’S DISK 1552 REQUIRES ONE MEG PINK FLOYD’S THE WALL 17 BIT DISK 1027 - SIX DISKS REQUIRES ONE MEG AND SECOND DRIVE This surely has to be one of the strangest and most ambitious projects ever undertaken in public domain demo history. After a fairly standard intro, the demo continues in various sections portraying some of the concepts behind The Wall film and album. The demo begins with various sequences of war, combining When the Tigers Broke Free with various other Pink Floyd tracks. Next comes sections on the character Pink Floyd himself (as played by Bob
Geldof) and the horrific school teacher.
Technically, the demo is pretty bog-standard stuff, but the general atmosphere and sheer scope of the project make it an interesting addition to any collection - especially Pink Floyd fans!
Another ray-traced demo ... so what? Well this has to be one of the most complex and impressive ray-traced animations so far.
A puppet-like magician stands juggling on a cluttered stage, surrounded by mirrors and other show biz paraphernalia. The pictures are bright, the animation is smooth and ... well take a look for yourself!
BASS-O-MATIC NBS DISKS L612 AND L613 REQUIRES ONE MEG This disk contains some pretty nice laid-back grooves, but the music is only part of the deal.
Along with the tunes, you can view a selection of the fabulous Calvin and Hobbes cartoon strips. This alone would be worth checking the demo for, but it also contains a simple version of Space Invaders on the side of the screen which can be played while the demo is running!
The whole thing is superbly put together, making it probably one of the top music disks around at the moment.
Sit ONLY , ::T:' Per 1 j Disk R-p&p I r UTILITIES J500 68000 Assembler U575CLI Utilities J560 Red Sector Demo U607 Ultimate Icon Maker Editor - inc. Lots J533150 Utilities of Clip Art Icons J571 TV Graphics x2 U550 Master Virus Killer Disks U589X Copy-3 Copying J510 Complete C- Programs Manual x3 Disks U507 Workbench Multi J520DBW3D Util Disk Rendering U534 Digitech Utils J518 North C Compiler U501 Complete Boot Vol. 1,3 Disk _:592 Ultimate Virus U557 Q-Base Visicalc Killer U586 N-Cad J567A Render U548 Giant Utils Disk J519 Action Movie U578Cruser Basic Maker Compiler J585 Graphics U587
Assisins Graffix Management x2 Utils disks U606 D Copy U515 Modem Utilities U571 TV Applications U559 Photolab x2 disks x2 U576 Ghostwriter & U528 Video Rainbow Writer Applications x2 U521 Sample Scanner U602 Disk Immune U539 Sound Applications System - Guards x2 disks Against Virus I U549 Bootlock Utilities AU 602 Full Clip Art U512PCB Designer Collection x20 I U562 SID Workbench Disks Various AU Replacement 802 MUSIC UTILITIES J GAMES & DEMOS MUSIC BUSINESS Ad venture..Text DG715 Pipeline DG761 Battleforce DG730 Frantic Freddie -1 Mad & Fast DG751 Arcadia DG777 Holy Grail Adventure.Text
DG732 Golden Fleece DG720 Grave Wars j DG782 Dynamite Dick DG737 Return to Earth - Space Game DG762 Games Galore Vol. 1-7, Various DG900 Mega Ball - Brilliant buy this DG901 Sea Lance - Very good DG801 Razor 1911 DG807 Blood Sport I DG897 Budbrain 2 I DG899 Seven Tiles DG898 Wizzy's Quest Loads of X Rated Slides Please phone Treasure Island Blizzard Paranoid Learn Play 1 & 2
- For Children Starfleet Castle of Doom
- This is good Computor Conflict Lady Bug Psuedo Cop - Similar to
Robocop The Evil Dead - Gory playable demo Startrek - The Next
Generation x2 All new Startrek - The Final Frontier x2 USA
version Boing.-.Shut Up Coliosal Adventure - World MU399 Future
Composer MU263 Jamcracker MU003 Soundtracker Special MU300
Games Music Creator MU245 Startrekker MU299 Startrekker 1.2
Sequence MU398 8 Channel Soundtracker MU189 Soundtracker
Compilation MU200 Noisetracker and Soundtracker MU007 Med Music
Creator MU092 Noisetracker 1.2 Plus Utils nr7qi MU028 Mega
Instruments Disk MU238 Soundtracker Modules MU367 Music Editor
DG785 MU087 Soundtracker Boot Disk MU310 Instruments 2 -10
Various Dr72q MU072 Soundtracker Mega System MU126 Music
Creator MU399 Future Composer DG747 MU370 Protracker V2.2 DG794
MU004 Ripped to Shreds - Full of music rippers MU401 D.J
Samples 1, 2, & 3 MU539 Sound Applications MU156 Sample ST-01 -
ST-99...Full range of ST samples & modules. Too many to list,
full description on catalogue disk.
MD929 Beatmaster 3 MD917 Technotronic Remixes MD973 Jesus Loves Acid MD910 A Journey Into Sound MD951 Revolution Music Demo MD980 Crusaders Project Beat MD952 Rebels - Snap MD949 Madonna - Justify My Love MD900 Panic Sounds Of Energy MD919 UGA Music-10 Different Tracks Inc. Michael Jackson MD801 Enigma -1 Meg MD803 Another Day In Paradise... Thanks Phil.
MD804 Poison MD805 It's Mental MD808 Pet Shop Boys MD275 Jarre Docklands MD898 Snap - The Power MD800 Doom Music 28 MD970 D-Mob Music 3 MD991 Tiffany -1 Think We're Alone Now MD996 Dance Mix Vol.1 MD982 Digital Concert
• 1-6 MD990 Blues Brothers MD950 Limited Edition - Dance Mixes 1-
3 MD969 Michael Jackson
- Bad MD957 Sun Sounds of The Summer MD997 Madonna - Hanky Panky
MD975 Groove Is In The Heart MD978 C.D. on a disk MD985 The
Winkers Song - Ivor Bigun MD964 Inner City - Multi Trax 1 MD966
Depeche Mode MD987 Total Remix MD995 Dirty Dancing MD961
Banging Raves No.1 MD932 Music Maestro B200 Q-Base - Database
Program B206 Clerk Accounts B209 Amibase - Amiga Database, Very
Simple to use B212 Electrocad Demo B219 Wordwright
Wordprocessor B256 Journal - For your Accounts B283 C-Light Ray
Tracing B230 Bank Master - For your Bank Accounts B258
Wordprocessor B295 Business Card - Make yours now B248
Analytical Spreadsheet B290 Visicalc Spreadsheet B216
Wordwrite Amigaspell B220 Appointment Calendar B271 House Hold
Inventory B241 Textplus B280 Hyperbase B297 Home Business Pack
Vol. 1-8 B285 Pagesetter - Very Good Program x3 Disks, 1 Meg
B236 Rim Database - Quite Complex.
1 Meg for good results.
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Jas Super Utilities U133 Slideshow Creator U114 Amiga Tools 1
U130 Amiga Tools 2 U143 Assasins Music Utilities U139 S.D. Boot
1.1 U113 Deskbench (2) U044 Mac Clip Art U036 Icons U035
O.C.P.D. Comp U023 Home utilities U019 Ami-Base U008 U-Edit
U003 Iconmania U076 Education Pack (5) U079 Midi Utilities U080
S Movie Titler U001 Clip Art (7) U093 Ripped Modules (8) AMOS
P.P. GAMES G052 Megaball G053 Frantic Freddie G054 Space Blitz
G003 Pipeline G051 Kings of Zun * G040 Mechforce 3.71 G045
Dragons Cave G041 Cluedo Compilation G034 Diplomacy G024
Property Market Game G021 Chess Compilation G020 Cardgames G035
Mayhem G012 Pseudo Cop G011 Castle Of Doom G044 Snakepit G046
Entropy G047 Wet Beaver Tennis G048 Intact G008 Reichter
StarTreck A052 Forms Unlimited A083 Amos Paint A139 Master Race
Quiz A003 Fonts Disk 1 A004 Fonts Disk 2 A005 Fonts Disk 3 A021
Word Square Solver A031 Screen Designer A035 Archivist Database
A146 Fruit Crush Machine A147 Mahong Skyblitz 2 Spinvaders
Grub Grabber UTILITIES U115 MOD To Executable U091 Workbench 2
Look A Like U103 Spectrum Emulator U074 Business Utilities U051
Video Graphics (4) U039 Catalogue Workshop (2) U060 Printer
Driver Creator U008 M-C.A.D. U031 Direct Action Animator This
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Of One D082 Simpsons Decay Demo M025 Pink Floyd The Wail M029
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Star Trek Sounds M048 Adamski Killer M050 The Power Of Love
(2) S011 Aliens Slideshow (2) M015 Blues Brothers (3) M016
Aliens (2) S022 Digitised Grafitti D084 Gross Out Horror
LICENCEWARE L008 Lizzy Funtime (2) L007 Dizzy Lizzy L005 Sub
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Only £7.99 + £1 P&P Approval Vendor £2 imimi kUUmum I PUBLIC DOMAIN AMERICAN COMEDY SAMPLES COMP-U-SAVE DISKS 1374 AND 1375,1396 These two demos are the daftest things to appear for some time. The first two disks contain a sample of a rather strange game show, where the contestants have to catch prizes hurled from the 10th storey of a building! The second demo, Howard Meets the Students, consists of a rather manic sequence from a call-in radio show, where a Chinese student rings up and shouts at the hosts. Weird, but still quite amusing!
BIEBEL STORY SLIDESHOW PD SOFT DISK 1331 Eric Schwartz’s animation disks are cropping up with such regularity, that it seems a good idea to give him a little section all of his own! So here is his latest selection of cartoons.
SHUTTLECOCK SENLAC SOFTWARE DISK This is the simplest animation of the bunch. The animation consists of a satellite, two space shuttles and a rather ingenious outer-space pastime!
As usual, the humour and style are extremely good, so Schwartz fans should have no qualms about adding this to their collection.
COYOTE II - THE ROAD TEST CRAZY JOE’S DISK 1293 REQUIRES 1.5 MEG This demo is a tribute to Chuck Jones, creator of Road Runner and Wile E Coyote. Anyone who’s seen a Road Runner cartoon knows just what to expect here, so I won’t bore you with the details.
Have a look for yourself - if you’re into the classic slapstick cartoons.
THE ANTI-LEM MIN’ DEMO SENLAC SOFTWARE DISKS 1130 AND 1131 REQUIRES TWO MEG AND TWO DRIVES Pretty simple stuff here. A simple ditty belts along in the background as pictures of the infamous cartoon character Biebel (what do you mean you've never heard of him) are flashed up on the screen.
This is Eric’s finest outing so far. Capitalising in on the Lemmings euphoria, the animation wizard has put together a superb little clip featuring his usual sexy cartoon girlie, the little green-haired blighters themselves and an Aerotoon jet. I won’t reveal the plot, you’ll just have to have a look for yourself. I know that’s a pain, but it’s well worth it!
The second demo consists of Biebel modelling national and fantasy costumes and showing his umbrage at being made to dress up in such a ridiculous manner. Nothing really new, but worth a look for a laugh.
TECHNO UPROAR 17 BIT, SCHEME 17 DISK This is one of the first of a new series of disks from 17 Bit Software, going under the name of Scheme 17. The demo consists of six powerful bleep-house and Acid tunes. Some are original compositions by Beatmaster himself, while others contain snatches of 808 State, N-Joi and A Homeboy, A Hippy and A Funky Dread - all mixed together to provide some pretty groovy beats. If hard-hitting club music is your thing, then less than a quid for what amounts to six dance 12-inch tracks has got to be worthwhile!
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43. Puggs in Space, a cute and funny demo
868. Iraq demo, rather comical animation
818. Revenge Horror Show, for psycho's only
391. Stamp Collector, an old hut good demo 111 Fillet Hie Fish,
similar to I’uggs demo
681. Steves animations I. lias 8 cute anims.
632. Steves animations 2. Has 6 cute anims.
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617. The Byte Busters Mega demo, good
807. Evil Dead demo, for all you Sycho's (*)
759. Amos Creator II demo, official release
751. Colour Cycling, superb effects get it!
750. Budbrain II a new disk from Budbrain
656. Pussy Inership, good graphics and game
655. Unreal game demo, to show- off your Amiga
654. Olympia, parallax scrolling at its best
598. Fractal animation, super mandelbrots (*)
597. Cool Fridge, superb Plasma effects here
547. Materialized, cryptobumers superb demo
539. Chromium, a great new demo by Scoopex
516. Purple, very large vector routines
321. Fractal Flight animation, unusual demo
287. Golam Gates Mega demo II, worth getting.
132. Dragons demo 1, has lovely raster effects
171. Ian X Micks mega demo. 9 parts to this
982. Total Rebate, from the Steve Wright show-
983. Total Retrial, from the Steve Wright show
984. Total Restyle, from the Sieve Wright show-
985. Total Respray, from the Steve Wright show
986. Total Recount, from the Steve Wright show
78. The Holy Grail, a very good adventure
363. The Golden Fleece a text adventure (*)
418. Frantic Freddie the PD game, good fun
441. All new Psuedo Cop game, a Shoot em up
458. Castle of Doom, adventure with graphics
477. Return to earth, space combat adventure
460. , Flaschbier, a boulderdash RD game
551. Cluedo and Monopoly, 2 great games
552. Eat Mine, has 80 screens to play at
553. Retaliator and Pacman, 2 great games
555. Drip, a painter type of game, great fun
558. Murder, an adventure playable preview
559. Back to the Future, playable preview
562. Spaceblitz, 4 good games to play-
644. Horror Zombies, a playable game preview
665. Killing Game Show, playable preview
668. Cybercon III, playable game demo
672. James Pond and Paradroid plavab!e demos 699 Yelp.«) Painter
type game, multi-levels
900. Blizzard, fast sc rolling shoot 'em ap
1014. Chinese checkers, similar to solitaire The following
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805. Franklin the Fly. Hilarious and funny
763. Basketball player, superb ray tra ing
866. Ami versus the Walker as review'd
913. Mars, smooth space fighter animation
917. Juggette anim, and Juggette the revenge
633. Batman the movie, funny and amusing
625. Juggler II, the Juggler meets a lady
582. Stealthy II Manoevres, great cartoon
291. The Lotus Car chase from Agatron
865. Coyote Strikes back, poor Roadruimer
101. Tiie very famous "Gymnast" demo
79. Education of Cool Cougar, very funny.
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781. W'endv and Lisa, pic lures ol the pop duo
779. I win Peaks, pie:tires from the TV show
758. Ynhha Dabba Doo. Great cartoon pictures
667. Future Visions, more fantasy pictures
480. Saucy postcards, naughty but nice
474. Madonna Slideshow, lots of pictures
472. Viz slideshow as seen in Amiga Format
112. Spare Bubbles, teinfir fantasy pics
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ALL CHANGE Recently I tried changing the Trashcan icon in Workbench. I also wanted to change the opened Trashcan as well, so I used IconMerge from the Extras disk to split the icon into two parts. Then I used IconEd to alter the shapes of the temporary icons and saved them. Finally I then IconMerged them back together into one icon with the name Trashcan.
I found a brand new Trashcan, but when I double clicked on it all I got was an error message, 212 to be precise. I thought it was no good to me, so I Discarded it - no problem. Help, I'd like to customise many of my icons but I’m afraid that I might lose them - all these bits were done on a backup of Workbench, by the way.
SS Bassi Derby It’s all very well editing icons, but unless there’s a directory or file with the same name as the icon (without the .info on the end) then you’re going to get these sort of problems. As well as the trashcan icon, the trashcan directory must also be in the same place. Try typing in this line from the CLI or the Shell: makedir Trashcan That should setup a directory for the Trashcan icon.
SON OF SETCLOCK I recently purchased a Vortex system 2000 hard drive from Gordon Harwoods at a reduced price (£100 from £500). It was too good to be true, and I snapped it up without hesitation.
I bought AF23, with the game Balance of Power.
Because the game had so many disk accesses I thought it would be a good idea to put it onto the hard drive. So I copied the entire disk onto dh3:.
After that I double clicked on the icon and a few seconds later it asked for the original disk (BOP) to be inserted. I altered the startup-sequence to change the directory to dh3: but that didn’t work.
Am I doing something wrong? The supplied manual isn’t much help. The backup software - Mr Backup
- is very awkward to use and crashes a lot.
Paul Convery Codnor pri: .
Continuing along the same theme of the clock not found with memory upgrades - my memory clock gave the same conditions, that is “clock not found”. I tried the tip in AF23’s Workbench column, but it didn't work.
I telephoned Evesham Micros, where I bought the upgrade. They told me there was a bug in Workbench 1.3, but that 1.2 would reset the clock.
So I borrowed Workbench 1.2 from a friend, reset the clock, and to my amazement the battery backed-up clock is tickety boo again. Thank you Evesham Micros.
Fred Thompson Catterick Garrison Maybe the hair dryer idea wasn't that bad after all... MO CHANCES It is important whenever cutting tracks on the Amiga’s main circuit MINOR SUBTLETY I am thinking of upgrading to an Amiga 2000 or 1500, and I’d like some answers to the following:
1) What is the difference between an A1500 and a B2000?
2) What have these computers got over an A500?
3) Is the A1500 a genuine Commodore product, or just a case put
on a standard A500?
4) What is the difference between an XT and an AT bridgeboard?
5) Do all PC bridgeboards come with a 5.25-inch drive?
6) What is the advantage of having an autobooting hard disk?
P Brown Norfolk board, not to cut more than the track. The circuit board is multilayered (that is there are tracks within it) which you can damage if you cut too deeply.
If you have a Star LC10 printer, like I do, as well as the licenseware font program which lets you download fonts into it, then it says that to keep the font in the printer if you reset your computer, you can either snip the reset wire of the printer cable, or just remove the cable.
This second idea is very dangerous which I have, unfortunately, found out to my cost. The computer and printer should always be turned off when Every time I try to copy Balance of Power, the copy does not work. A message appears saying there is not enough memory to run the program, even though there are no other programs running at the same time.
I’m not sure if I’m doing something wrong, so your help would be much appreciated.
PBIyth Tain It is true to say that Balance of Power can be easily copied - you can copy it with the procedure we print every month now on the last of the Coverdisk pages.
However, many people do not bother to rename the disk after they have copied it.
The Duplicate option on Workbench always puts the words “Copy of” in front of the disk name. This has to be deleted, all of it. Leaving a space in after the “of” will not do - to the human eye the name is “BOP”, but the computer knows the name is “ BOP”.
Balance of Power always insists on the disk being in the drive, it always reads some data from the floppy. Putting it on the hard disk will speed the game up, but the floppy disk has to be available (inserted in any drive) as well.
It's a shame that more software houses do not use this system to protect their games while still allowing them to be transferred onto a hard drive.
Balance of Power is very choosy. Although you can copy it, it must end up on a floppy disk called just BOP.
A slightly revised edition this month, but the song remains the same - the questions come from you and the answers from PAT MCDONALD (and other technofolk).
Bench removing connections. I have now had my Amiga repaired twice and it still doesn’t work properly.
Joel Jordan London There is always a risk of something going wrong if you unplug anything while it’s switched on.
Computers are complex things, and although you may find that unplugging something doesn’t affect operations, it’s wise not to take risks. You could be unlucky.
As for cutting tracks, there is no real need for you to gouge great big holes in the board - just simply make sure the track has a gap in it.
CKUP
1) The A1500 has a different sticker and one extra internal
floppy disk drive as standard. Plus it's often sold with
bundles of software. That's it, as far as I know.
2) Expansion slots on the inside for peripherals like hard disks,
memory cards, accelerators, emulators plus a whacking great
power supply to feed them all.
Ther is also easier access to joystick and mouse ports, plus a separate keyboard.
3) The Amiga A1500 Personal Home Computer is a genuine Commodore
product, and should not be mistaken for the A1500 upgrade kits
from Checkmate Digital, which consist of a different box to
put the circuit board and keyboard of an A500 into, plus those
expansion slots.
4) Largely the difference is in the processor. AT processors
usually have 286 processors, which are considerably faster and
better than XT standard 8086 chips.
5) Usually they do - suppliers often include them because they
are extremely useful.
6) An autobooting hard disk does not leave you to insert a disk
before the computer will do anything. You can turn it on,
and Workbench (or a different system if you have an emulator)
will start up automatically.
WON’T WORK I’ve just tried the Hacktrick.60HZ program on AF23’s Coverdisk and it failed miserably. When run, the intro screen (hand holding a disk) rolls around the screen very quickly, as do all the programs I try to run after. I have checked out the computer with the Vectacheck program from API 5, which informs me that it has a fatter Agnus chip with the ECS so why doesn’t it work?
When I use the avail command from the Shell, why does it tell me I have access to 1,040,120 bytes of memory to play with if I only have a 1MB A500. Surely it should be 2 X 512K = 1,024,000 bytes?
This is my umpteenth letter and no doubt you will ignore it as you have all the others.
Graham Smith W Yorkshire No, the screen rolling means the programs are working. You do have an NTSC TV or monitor to view the NTSC signal, don’t you? If you haven’t, adjust the vertical hold on your TV or monitor - after a slight adjustment, the screen stops scrolling and you appreciate the. Difference.
You’re complaining about too much memory? Seriously, IK = 1024 bytes, and 1 MB = 1024 X 1024 = 1040120 bytes. People say million or thousand when they mean mega or kilo, and I know it's a corruption of the English language but there we are - computers do not use nice easy numbers like 10, 100, 1000 or whatever.
I’m sorry that none of your previous letters have not been answered - this is fairly common, as we get mail by the bucket load.
SMALL TIP PRIZE a Recently I delved into the wonderful world of public domain. Among my selection was the Red Sector demo maker. Unfortunately I couldn’t get the damn thing to work. To my amazement, the instructions were on the May edition of Blitterchips PD catalogue disk so if anyone is stuck, here’s a printout for you... J Mankin Stanmore I regret that I don't have 10 pages of Workbench. Blitterchips PD 0535 667469.
SILLY QUESTIONS Who on earth decided to start a new section in Workbench called Silly Questions? This infers a low level of intelligence, verging on the moronic. I feel this could could deter many from writing to you for fear of ridicule.
Anyway, here are a couple of questions, silly or not.
1) When upgrading from 512K to 1MB of memory why on earth should
a disable be needed to knock the memory back down to 512K?
2) Memory expansions often come with a battery backed-up clock.
Could you please tell me (and other readers) what use these are so that we can decide whether it is really worth spending the extra money involved.
Ken Ward Nottingham Well it wasn’t me. I think you’re getting confused between ignorance and intelligence - the idea was to reanswer the questions which we had already answered.
Many people have only just bought their Amiga, then bought AF and so don't know an awful lot.
Who in fact does when they first start playing with an Amiga.
There’s no shame in admitting you don’t know something: I often do as much in these very pages. If anyone sees anything they don’t like or ways to improve the magazine, do write in. Anyway, Silly Questions are dead, Answerfile is here, and on to some answers.
1) Because some software will not work on machines with more than
512K. These are old games or PD titles written for the A500 of
three years ago, when there was very little in the way of
expansions or add ons to buy. Such software is obsolescent,
but you can come across the odd title now and again.
I currently have an A500 with 1MB and a second drive. At work we use a 386 PC running Lotus 1-2-3 release 3 with 8 MB of RAM.
Could I use the A500 with the ATOnce board, a hard disk and the full allocation of RAM (8MB) to run this program? This will cost about £1000, almost the same price as a 386 PC, but I feel it would be money well spent providing the program works.
Derek Williamson Dumbarton It should work fine, but I regret that it has been impossible to test. This is exactly what the ATOnce is meant to do very well, and although I tried some PC programs with the ATOnce (and they worked fine) I couldn’t lay my hands on a copy of Lotus. The only tricky bits will be setting up Lotus 1-2-3 to start with the correct graphics driver and setting up the hard disk with a PC partition. Once that’s done, everything should work fine.
2) The battery backed-up clock (often called a real time clock)
is a clever little circuit for remembering the time and
date. When correctly set up, every time you edit or save a new
file using AmigaDOS (say from a paint package or word
processor) the time and date of saving goes onto the disk too.
This is very useful if you need to determine how old a file is. If you've been drawing DeluxePaint pictures for three years, wouldn’t you like to know when you’ve drawn something? Similarly, if you regularly back up your disks, some back-up software can be made to check to see when a file was created - it won’t bother backing-up files which existed before a certain date, because it knows that those are already backed up.
DOES IT WORK Ever since AF12, I have been thinking about buying an Action Replay cartridge. Now Action Replay II is out and I could afford it, but there are a couple of questions I'd liked answered first.
I don't know machine code and I haven’t got a printer. The main reason that I wanted a cartridge was for changing a games’ graphics, nicking sounds, cheating and slowing down programs. Can it do all that? Plus, do you know of any shops near Leicester that will demonstrate it, because I would like to see if I like the features, and also how difficult it is to use.
Does it work on every game?
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Tel: 0843-228166 Credit cards accepted with orders over £10 The Action Replay II will not work on every single game ever - we've encountered a few that will not let you see the game graphics or hear any sounds. Having said that, I would estimate that perhaps 95 per cent of games do succumb to the cartridge.
I'm afraid it's not as easy as you think though. It’s true, that rip- ping-off sound samples, some NoiseTracker modules and game graphics is fairly easy. Actually modifying a game though, to do what you want is far trickier.
Altering a games sprites, while not impossible, is decidedly difficult.
It’s all a question of how much effort you want to put into it. The Action Replay II is not like a point- and-click camera: it can do things like save out pictures or sound samples quite simply, but to add extra bits to programs you will, I'm afraid, have to extend your knowledge somewhat.
The Action Replay cartridge from Datel can be used for a variety of purposes. Like most things computer, the more experience you have, the more useful if is.
Don't be afriad of buying just because you don't understand some of the things it does.
Messing about with a freezer cartridge is quite a good way to learn about how programs work.
I regret that I am unaware of any shops near Leicester that- could help you. Sorry!
TWO SIMPLE You folks at AF are quite clever chaps, so here’s some questions for you to get your teeth into.
1) Is it possible to remove my old internal drive, replace it
with a new internal drive, build a case for the old drive and
use it as an external drive? I already have an external drive.
If so what would I need?
2) At present my expansion board has 16 chips on it, would it be
possible to remove these chips and replace them for chips with
larger memory? That way I could have less chips for the same
memory size, or more chips for more memory with the same
board.
M Hillerby Durham
1) Yes it is in fact possible. What you will need is a 23-pin
D-type male connector, some multicore cable, a soldering iron,
some solder, and plenty of patience. You will have to rewire
the floppy drive's edge connector (one of those would be
useful too, thinking about it) and wire it up as an external
drive.
Considering the price difference (about £10 extra for a new external drive) and the fact that you will invalidate your guarantee, I'm surprised you're even thinking about it. Why not buy one anti-click device for about £10 and a new external drive?
2) Strange as it may seem this does work with certain kinds of
memory expansion. I assume that you're talking about an A500
memory expansion: this, though, will not work.
However, it does work on an A5000 accelerator if you populate all the sockets at once - 16MB of 32-bit memory, as opposed to the standard 4MB maximum.
This is the only example that I am aware of. I would though, be very interested if any other readers have found similar properties in a memory expansion? Let me know at the usual address.
SPEEllitlP’ I wish to turbo charge my A1500 (plus hard disk) with a faster processor.
I enjoyed the feature on 3D in which you suggested Solid State Leisure’s A5000 or B5000 boards.
Obviously the B5000 is better, but just for the record could you benchtest the relative speed increases for both boards and others if possible (such as the CSA Mega Midget Racer). The A5000 sounds cheap and speedy, if limited by expansion potential. Don’t just say it’s a question of price, as I could feasibly stretch to either.
Hilary Hicks Leicester It’s really a question of what sort of software you’re running on your Amiga. If this makes no use of extra commands or a maths coprocessor (Floating Point Unit - 68881 or 68882) then the clock speed is usually a good sign of the relative speed increase. So a 25MHz processor is nearly twice as fast as a 16MHZ, and about four to five times as fast as a standard Amiga.
Benchmark tests of virtually all accelerators can be obtained from the people who make them - let’s face it, they’re not the prettiest things in creation. On the left, the Mega Midget Racer from CSA. On the right, the A5000 from Solid State Leisure.
There are two distinct types of faster processor, the 68020 and the 68030. A typical speed for the 68020 is 16-25 Mhz, while the 68030 goes at 16-50Mhz. The speed of the processor is built into the accelerator board at the factory. So go for the raw speed - 68030 boards cost more but they are faster and usually have a greater capacity for extra 32-bit memory (memory only usable by a faster CPU, much faster than standard memory for various reasons).
The math coprocessors complicate things slightly. The 68881 is substantially inferior to the 68882, but software that actually uses them is pretty thin on the ground. If you’re looking to the future then get a CSA Mega Midget Racer with a 68030 - this allows you to build up to a higher overall capacity than the A5000 (the B5000 is not available yet).
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GLOSSARY Accelerator card: A plug-in extra that overrides the standard processor chip (a 68000 running at 7MHz) with either a 68020, 68030 or 68040 running at speeds between 16MHz and 50MHz. Boosts the ‘number crunching’ calculating'speed, especially if a maths chip (68881 or 68882) is fitted too.'
Blitter: Block image transfer. Moving large areas of memory around - something processors are very bad at. Useful for large animated graphics (amongst other things). The Amiga’s blitter lives in the Agnus chip.
Chip RAM: Memory that can be used by the processor and the custom chips that drive the excellent graphics and sound. A500s have 512K of chip memory (though this can be boosted) whereas B2000s have 1MB. A3000s have 2MB of chip RAM.
Custom chip: A chip designed to do one job very well. On the Amiga there are Agnus (graphics memory manager), Paula (sound and samples), Denise (graphics memory to video) and Gary (overall memory management).
Fast RAM: Memory devoted for use by the processor only. Some programs need Fast RAM to operate, which is bad news - you need a memory expansion to run them.
Floppy drive: The standard storage medium for programs and data. All Amigas come with at least one 3.5-inch drive. Up to four floppy drives can be used by the Amiga, not necessarily all using standard 3.5-inch disks (some people prefer the older, cheaper 5.25-inch size). Capacity is usually 880K per disk, though
1. 4MB disks are available in other countries.
Hard drive: A large capacity disk unit. It’s not a standard item. A hard drive can greatly increase the usefulness of a computer. You can store the operating system, as well as all your programs and data on it, which vastly reduces the need to change floppy disks every so often.
Capacity varies between 20MB right up to NEW HARDWARE When there’s a problem with a new non-working peripheral it’s usually the case that it hasn’t been connected properly. Always try to read through the manual first, and follow the instructions that it gives. Remember to turn off all your power before unplugging anything - if something is still plugged in, the whole system may try to draw power through the little signal wires connecting everything.
Then try your computer without anything plugged in. If it turns on, all well and good, if not
- oh dear, repair time. Assuming all is well, turn off and
gradually add bits and try the system; until you find the unit
that doesn’t work. If you’re sure you know what’s wrong, then
call the: supplier and arrange a replacement.
Do not assume that it’s only the latest addition that is at fault. Sometimes peripherals clash one will not work with the other. In which case, you have to decide which bit to leave connected, and which to connect only when it’s needed.
For instance, most sound samplers and printers connect through the parallel port. The problem is that you cannot have more than one item connected here at a time. Which is more important to you - printing or sampling?
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Memory: Where all the programs and data are stored inside the computer. RAM memory (Random Access Memory) is always lost when the machine is turned off, whereas ROM (Read Only Memory - sometimes called the Kickstart
- it starts everything off) is never forgotten but cannot be
altered except by replacing the chip.
Operating system: This is the program which integrates all the different elements of a computer and ties them together. So when you move the mouse, the pointer on the screen moves. When a program saves data, it can find the disk drive you want. AmigaDOS (Disk Operating System) is the Amiga's operating system and is built in on all machines except the A1000 and early versions of the A3000 - it has to be loaded from disk.
330MB - and you can connect more than one to your system.
Hardware: Physical computer equipment. You can kick it. Peripherals, expansions, extras, widgets, gadgets - which is jargon for electronic equipment.
Interlace: A doubling of the vertical rows of graphic pixels. Gives a much higher resolution but flickers horribly without a flicker fixer card and multisync monitor.
Kickstart: The booting suite of programs that wake the machine up and get it going. Kickstart is part of the operating system and lives on a ROM chip inside the machine (except for the A1000 and early A3000s).
THE AMIGA FAMILY The ‘original’ A2000 was quickly superseded by the superior B2000. Nowadays though people still say A2000 when they mean B2000.1 do it a lot myself. The only time the difference matters is if you buy a second-hand machine: make sure it’s a B2000! The original A2000 fell by the wayside it’s an ex-machine, persona non grata, forget it.
The A2000 (oh, you know what I mean - the latest one) comes in a large box, and can take expansions on the inside - in addition, the power supply is huge, making sure that the expansions get enough juice. Other versions include the A2500 (a faster processor installed as standard) and the A2000HD (which has a hard drive fitted as standard).
First, there was the A1000. This was the machine that mightily impressed the world back in the mid-eighties, with it’s revolutionary blitter, whizzy graphics and multitasking operating system. You can’t buy them anymore, and if you’ve got one I recommend that you keep hold of it - they will be collector’s items one day. I wish I had.
The A1000 lacked two things: a reasonable price tag and easy expandability. Next in line were the A500 and A2000 which remedied these design flaws and introduced some of their own.
The A500 is the home domestic Amiga.
Over 500,000 of them are in use in the UK alone, and it is without doubt the most popular machine. The reason for this is simple: it’s cheap (by computer industry standards) and offers most of the expansion capabilities of other models. To cut costs, the unit has a built in keyboard and the mouse joystick connectors are at the back - a bit fiddly to get at.
Processor: The decision making chip inside the computer. Most Amigas have the 68000 chip, but the 68020 or 68030 chips are becoming much more popular as people want faster computers.
Public domain: Cheap software. Public domain libraries have thousands of disks on file, and sell them for little more than the cost of a disk. Often abbreviated to PD.
Software: Programs or data stored on disk.
Workbench: The graphical ‘front end’ on the Amiga. It gives a standard for all programs to work to, making programs similar to use.
Available in 1.2, 1.3 and (soon to come) Workbench 2.0. The A1500 is a B2000 with a different sticker on it. If you open it up, you will find that a standard B2000 motherboard is inside.
The only difference is that the A1500 has two floppy disk drives built in as standard.
Next in the expansion line is the A3000.
This is a totally new design, much smaller than the A2000, which has a faster processor. The major difference is that, rather than being a standard Amiga with a faster brain, the whole machine is dedicated to making the most out of the accelerator. Fitted with the latest operating system Workbench 2.0, the latest graphics chips and a flicker fixer as standard for display to multisync monitors, it’s many expansions fitted into a very small box for professional desktop use.
At the top of the tree sits the A3500. This is a tower system, where the computer sits in a box out of sight and just the monitor, keyboard and mouse sit on your desk. The A3500 is the same machine configured to work with the UNIX 5 operating system.
VIRUSES A virus is a nasty little computer program that has two properties. The first is to replicate itself: that is copy itself from disk to disk. The other is to screw your machine up after a certain amount of spreading. How do you know when you have a virus? Well there are various symptoms: the keyboard locking up, the computer crashing, strange messages appearing .... The trouble is that by then it's too late to do anything about it.
What everyone has to do is behave responsibly. There are two simple ways to avoid a virus spreading through your disk collection.
The first is to write protect all of your disks.
This means moving the tab in the corner so that you can see through the hole. No virus written can get past this. It's a pain having to move the tab when you want to save onto the disk, but it sure beats getting a virus.
The second way is to turn the machine off between loading different programs. It’s very tempting just to press Control and the two keys either side of the space-bar, but only do it if the disks are write protected. If you’re going to be saving something to a disk, make sure your machine is clean of viruses (by turning it off, waiting a minute and then turning it on) before you start.
That's how you stop them spreading. How do you get rid of a virus from a disk? Special programs called virus killers are available in the public domain. These will detect viruses and destroy them. The only trouble is that new viruses appear which existing killers cannot detect. You have two options - get the updated version when it appears, or pay your contribution to the programmer and get all future updates.
The two killers we use in the office are Master Virus Killer version 2.1 (MVK) and ZeroVirus III. MVK can detect most viruses.
ZeroVirus III can be set up to automatically check every disk inserted - and it works well with hard drives.
ADDING MEMORY The most basic memory addition is the 256K front RAM pack for the A1000 machine. Actually I have yet to see an A1000 without this, purely because a basic A1000 is next to useless.
The step up from this is the half megabyte (512K) totally standard ‘bung it in the trap-door underneath’ expansion for the A500. This costs between £25 and £60. What it does is it adds an extra 512K to the standard A500, thus giving you a total of 1MB. Incidentally, all the new A500.S, as from April, should have this fitted as standard. If not, try and buy one as soon as you can, otherwise you will be left behind. Authorised Commodore repair centres will solder it into the main circuit board on newer A500s, but the expansions are so cheap now it’s hardly worth the bother.
What happens after you have a 1MB Amiga? As standard, each and every Amiga can be expanded up to 9MB. That’s an awful lot of memory. I’ll start by discussing the various options open to A500 Amiga owners.
There are two ways to add standard memory to an A500. The first is by adding large expansions into the trap-door slot on the underside of the machine.
Normally, a standard 512K expansion lives there. But many firms produce expansions of between 1.5MB and 6MB which go there. Avoid them. For a start, usually they will not aptoconfigure (the machine will not notice the extra memory until a set-up program is run). They also invalidate your warranty because the machine has to be dismantled to fit them.
The second method concerns A500 expansions that are larger than 0.5MB which should go into the expansion slot in the left-hand side of the machine. This doesn’t invalidate the warranty, and auto- configures (the machine instantly recognises the extra memory). It costs more, but the advantages are clear - this is the standard way of adding memory.
Hard drive units often publicise the fact that extra memory can be plugged into them. This is for the general use of the computer, and you should not think it’s for the hard drive - it’s normal memory, and is treated as such.
B2000 memory expansions are normally cards which plug into the inside.
Again, B2000 hard drives advertise themselves as having memory expansion, and again this is for the use of the computer, and is totally compatible with the standard system.
The minefield really starts with 32-bit memory. This buzz word means memory for an accelerated Amiga, that is fitted with a faster processor than the 68000.
The 68020 or 68030 can make use of this 32-bit memory - all it means is that the processor grabs 32-bits of data at a time, rather than the standard 16 bits of the usual 16-bit 68000 processor chip. Most accelerators use their own method of adding 32-bit memory - there isn’t a standard (yet).
For the A3000, a different approach is needed. The A3000 needs 32-bit SCRAM chips (Static Column Random Access Memory for the curious) to get the best speed. Fitting SCRAMs is art easy job, the tricky bit is finding a supplier who will sell them to you.
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149.23 KXP1123 186.83 KXP1124i 253.80 prices inc. VAT cable &
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H. P. 300dpi Inkjet printer 3 year warrantee £386.58 (£329.00 +
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For FREE DETAILS.SEND S.A.E. to: CBM 1084SD with cable £249.00 (£211.91 + VAT) Philips CM8833 Mk2 with cable £225.00 (£191.49 +VAT) Swift 24 2 year warrantee £265.00 inc vat Colour kit with printer £24.00 1 Mb Screen Gems £369.00 inc VAT Class of 90's £439.00 inc VAT omewasedwtismess.
Citizen 120D+ with cables and paper £128.00 (£108.94 +VAT) 31 Pilton Place, King and Queen Street, AF25 Walworth, London, SE17 1DR.
Quantum 52Mb Disk for Amiga 1500 £339.00 inc VAT Canon BJ10e with cable & paper £223.83 (£199.00 +VAT) Reach the top LCL with ...... Self-Tuition Courses Accessories Inc VAT Joystick Mouse twin extension...£4.70 3M Joystick Mouse 3M ext £3.75 A500 Printer lead ...£7.95 A500 to Philips CM8833 lead ..£7.95 Modulator Disk Extension £10.95 23 Way Plug or Socket £3.45 A500 Dust Cover ...£4.70 Mouse Mat (thick soft type) £4.95 A501 Memory Upgrade Clock..£45.00 KCS Powerboard 740K & IBM..£224.90 Mouse House .£2.95 Marconi RB2 Tracker ball
£49.00 Vidi video frame grabber £110.00 P NATIONAL CURRICULUM* Cumana CAX354 External 1 Mb Drive £59.95 inc VAT World leaders - Hons graduate teacher authors - At all major shows - £5 off total for 2, £10 off for 3 A590 20Mb Hard Disk £269.00 inc VAT 0 READING WRITING COURSE DISKETTES SONY branded (100% certified error free) Inc VAT 10 3.5" DS DD 135 tpi ....£7.50 50 3.5" DS DD 135 tpi ..£32.30 100 3.5" DS DD 135 tpi ..£59.93 1K 3.5" DS DD 135 tpi £540.50 Complete course for ages 3-12 years with full screen colour graphics.
NATIONAL CURRICULUM (Levels 1-4). 24 programs + 2 books. £24 I Complete course taking beginners to I GCSE in 24 programs on 59 topics + 2 ¦ books. £24 (Amiga, ST, PC, PCW, CPC, BBC) MICRO MATHS Naksha Mouse With house & mat £21.50 inc VAT DISKETTES SONY bulk (lifetime warranty) (100% certified error free) Inc VAT 10 3.5" DS DD 135 tpi ....£5.95 50 3.5" DS DD 135 tpi ..£19.80 100 3.5" DS DD 135 tpi ..£37.95 250 3.5" DS DD 135 tpi ..£82.25 1K 3.5 DS DD 135 tpi .£309.23 50 x 3.5" Disk Box with lock ....£5.99 100 x 3.5" Disk Box with lock ..£7.50 MICRO FRENCH Complete
course taking beginners to GCSE, with real speech & graphics adventure game, 24 programs + 2 books. £24 (Amiga & ST) MICRO ENGLISH Complete course taking age 8 years to GCSE. Also for EFL. Now covers SPELLING, reading and oral. 24 programs and 2 books at £24 (Amiga, PCW, CPC, BBC) A-levcl step-bv-step course of 24 programs. Full screen graphics for calculus. £24 (Amiga, CPC, BBC).
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SALES ?0274 691115 ENQUIRIES 0274 678062 FAX LINE K)274 600150 TRILOGIC Dept. A.F. Unit 1 v"5i 253 New Works Road Bradford, BD12 OQP Established 1984 THE DATAFLYERS UNBEATABLE VALUE FOR MONEY THE DATAFLYER 500 RANGE Our low cost high performance SCSI controller & hard drive units give your Amiga 500 real power. Similar styling to the A590. Plugging directly into the Amiga's expansion slot, they are available with or without a SCSI drive installed. Optional mains power supply available but rarely necessary in our experience. The built-in SCSI interface otters fast, autobooting performance
(eutoboot defeatable by holding down mouse burton) at a low cost & is compatiblt with any SCSI drive. Installation instructions & utility disk included. 12 months warranty. Ready formatted - Just plug In & switch on.
SCSI INTERFACE & HARD ORIVE HOUSING ONLY ...£129.99 OPTIONAL MAINS POWER SUPPLY £54.99 WITH 49meg 28ms SCSI drive fined....ONLY £369.99 WITH 60meg 28ms SCSI drive fined....ONLY £419.99 WITH 83meg 24ms SCSI drive fined....ONLY £459.99 WITH 111meg 15ms SCSI drive & psu...0NLY £599.99 Drives up to 177meg available. P.O.A. Please ask for separate Dataflyer leaflet. Managing your hard drive is easy with DISKMASTER only £34.99 when purchased’with any Dataflyer.
THE DATAFLYER 2000 RANGE Uses the same SCSI interface card as used in Dataflyer 500. But fits internally. Mounting holes drilled for most 3.5" SCSI drives. Available with SCSI hard drives fined as listed below. All are Autobooting, have fast access times. & are self parking. An installation & utility disk for formatting & partitioning them is included. Upto 6 SCSI drives may be connected to one Dataflyer controller card. Ready formaned - just plug in & switch on.
SCSI Interface card lor Amiga 1500 & 2000 ONLY £79.99 SCSI card with 49meg 28ms SCSI driveONLY £324.99 SCSI card with 60meg 28ms SCSI driveONLY £375.99 SCSI card with 83meg 24ms SCSI driveONLY £415.99 SCSI card with Ulmeg 15ms SCSI driveONLY £499.99 Drives up to 177meg available. P.O.A. Managing uour hard drive is easy with DISKMASTER only £34.99 when purchased with any Dataflyer.
Please ask for separate Dataflyer leaflet.
BASEBOARD A500 MEMORY UPGRADE The BASEBOARD is a very successful high quality memory upgrade card for your Amiga 500. It is compatible with 1.2 & 1.3 roms, & fat & fatter Agnus chips. It accepts any 256'4 Cmos Drams in 112 meg steps from 0 to 4 megs & auto configures to give you the full 1 meg chip ram. It has proved to be extremely compatible & reliable, though a disable switch can be fined if required. An optional add-on board gives another 2 megs. No soldering is required, though some technical skill helps; filling the gary adaptor invalidates the computers warranty.
Comprehensive instructions supplied. 12 months warranty.
BASEBOARD unpopulated ..fS9 99 XRAM 2 MEG ADOON CARD t?993 BASEBOARO V2MEG £103 99 8ASEB0AR0 1MEG £123 39 BASEBOARD 2MEG £164 99 BASEBOARO 3MEG £19999 BASEBOARO 4MEG £229 99 " KSC POWER PC CARD This fits in the 1 2 meg slot & boosts the Amiga's ram to 1 meg. With banery backed clock. Runs most PC software faster than on many Xts (runs over 120 titles including most well known PC programs). No soldering required. & does not invalidate the computers warranty. Supplied with MsDos 4.01 & Gw Basic. Latest version supports A590 & other hard drives. Comprehensive instructions
supplied. 12 months warranty.
LOWER PRICE - NOW ONLY ...£229.99 OTHER HITECH UPGRADES KICKSTART 1.3 ROM ......£29.99 FATTER AGNUS 8372A ..£69.99 8520A 1 0 CHIP ..£15.99 UPRATED A500 POWER PACK ...£44.99 A52G MODULATOR ..£24 99 FLICKER FIXER FOR 150012000 ......£299.99 FLICKER FIXER FOR A500 ...£299.99 SUPRA 8 MEG MEMORY CARD FOR AMIGA 1500 2000 ...£109.99 Unpopulated - Uses 256*4 Drams, in 2,4.6 or 8 meg stages.
CMOS 256*4 DRAMS - from £33.00 per meg 23W PLUG & COVER £2.99 23W SOCKET & COVER ...£2.99 DRIVE SWITCHES & ADAPTORS DRIVE SWITCH 1 for disabling external drive DPI.
Fits between the drive port & drive connector ..£10.99 BOOT SELECTOR SWITCH. Fits internally, & enables boot drive to be the external drive. Disables the internal one completely ie. The internal one cannot be 'swapped' for the external one .£16.99 CYCLONE COPIER ADAPTOR fits between drive & Amiga drive port, needs Cyclone software to work (included free with Xcopy II) £10.99 QUALITY DISK STORAGE BOXES • LOCKABLE TINTED LID. ANTISTATIC 3 5" DISK LIBRARY CASE for 10 D s«s ‘ js 40 SIZE *699 80 SIZE ' f 7 59 100 SIZE f 3 39 150 SIZE -'CSJO SraosMe D-JW Type f:899
250 SIZE r 74 93 Special Offers 50 SIZE BOX + 10 Sony Disks - Only .£11.99 100 SIZE BOX + 25 Sony Disks - Only......£19.99 150 SIZE BOX -i- 50 Sony Disks - Only......£43.99 SONY BULK 3.5" DS DD DISKS + FREE LABELS PACK OF 10 £599 PACK OF 25 £14 93 PACK OF 5G f?4 93 PACK OF 100 £44 99 BOX OF 500 £25999 Sc'v c-j-dtrc ls*s ac:: PRESENTATION, PAINTING & ANIMATION MOVESETTER fh999 i MAG I ME £1 4 99 VIDEOSCAPE 30 £93 99 DISNEY ANIMATION STU0I0 £89 39 DIGIPAINT 3 £4999 DELUXE PAINT III £5993 FANTAVISI0N ruga ALL PRICES INCLUDE VAT - NO HIDDEN EXTRAS DESKTOP VIDEO PERIPHERALS AMIGA PRINTER & MODEM
LEADS FOR A500I2000I300Q AMP1 AMIGA to parallel printer.
Appro 1 5m Ipng £9 99 AMP2 AMIGA to parallel pr -re- app-o* 3i-i lono £12 99 AMP5 AMIGA to pa-a e p-inter appro* 5m loi-g (15 99 MF1 25way male to female lead, approx 1.5m.£11.99 MF2 36way male to female lead, approx 1.5m £12,99 MM1 25way male to male lead, approx 1.5m ..£11.99 MM2 36way male to male lead, approx 1.5m..£12.99 NML1 Null modem lead for linking 2 Amiga £8.99 ML1 25way female to male modem lead, appr:* * 3m r 39 ML2 25wav ter Me to C-r, S t; ;;n lead
- statemscem £'099 ML3 Des ;r-er mocen leac f ‘ 1 95 BE11 BBC
£f,a:s-:ead 25«vav 5 orn ccTrnopiug £6 93 ASP1 AMIGA se- a pr
-re- ead 25w3v ¦Tale female £' 1 39 DIGIVIEW GOLD
V4 .£99.99 VI0I + VIDICHROME -
SPECIAL PRICE £99.99 RGB SPLITTER FOR
VIDI £59.99 * HITACHI MONOCHROME CAMERA
£20999 MINIGEN £104 99 RENDALE 8802 117199 RENDALE SUPER 8802
PC a G2 VI0E0 CENTRE £75999 C0L0URPIC £53999 SUPERPIC £48999
QIGIVIEW 4 * DIGIPQINT 3w £133 99 VIDEO TITLING VIDEO TITLER 3
(2 drives & 1meg requiredl £109.99 DELUXE
VIDEO ...£79.99
PIXMATE ......£34.99 *
BROADCAST TITLER 2 2Megreq'd ...£17,4.99 * CAD & DRAWING
- 2D 3D X CAD DESIGNER ..£79.99
PROFESSIONAL DRAW 2.0 ....£94,99 PRINTER
RIBBONS (COMPATIBLE TYPES) STAR IC2440 £695 STAR LCK3 £4 49
STAR LCW COLOUR £5 39 CITIZEN 1200.1200-.180E £4 49 CITIZEN
1200,12CD*.18QE CITIZEN BRAND RIBBON -693 C0MM000RE MPS8C1 £5
59 Commodore MPS803 £339 PANASONIC KXPX381 £4 45 PANASONIC
KXP1801124 £4 45 AMSTRA0 DMP2000,'3000:3160 3250 £343 Buy 3 get
1 free.
SAMPLING AUDIOMASTER III ..£54.99 PERFECT SOUND inc budget Stereo sampler £52.99 MASTERSOUND INC budget mono sampler .£41.99 Special Offer AUDIOMASTER III + TRIL0GIC STEREO SAMPLER 2 save £19.00 ..£84.99 SEQUENCING COMPOSING
* - MIDI COMPATIBLE QUARTET' £44 59 S0NIX* £39 39 DELUXE MUSIC'
£54 99 SEQUENCER ONE [3493 MUSIC X * ?.' * £9329 MUSIC X
JUNIOR' £63 39 DR Ts TIGER CJ6 12trac*see • 1 1-ieg .-1-q’d
£4993 DR Ts Voice Editors for kORG Ml, ROLAND D50, D110. KAWAI
K-1. K-5 etc ....£79.99 Special Offers
SEQUENCER ONE + Midi Interface 2 ..£109.99 MUSIC X V 1.1*
+ Midi Interface 2 ......£109.99 MUSIC X JUNIOR + Midi
Interface 2 ...£79.99 DR Ts TIGER CUB 12 track seq + MIDI
INTERFACE 2 ..£69.99 SCULPT 30XL
1meg minimum .£89.99 SCULPT ANIMATE 40
JUNIOR ..£79.99 VIDEOS (VHS FORMAT ONLY)
TRILOGIC'S INTRODUCTION TO THE COMMODORE AMIGA 500 Part 1
Covers an the first time Amiga A500 user needs to know.
Including unpacking it, connecting the modulator & mouse,
copying workbench, connecting external disk drives, peripherals
& memory expansions well worth £14.99 or free with any Amiga
purchased from us. Also serves to show just what can be done
with an Amiga, G2 genlock, some software & home video equipment
1 Running time: approx 30 min ...£10.99
PROFESSIONAL TECHNIQUES FOR DPAINT III a 60 minute video
showing, you step by step, how to use Dpaint Ill's more
advanced & spectacular
features £19.95
, MONITOR PLINTHS & STANDS MONITOR PLINTH 1 Simple but
effective.
This is a steel plinth which fits over the Amiga upon which most monitors & small tvs sit £24.99 MONITOR PLINTH 2 With Shelf for External Disk Drive etc. This is similar to the Amiga Control Centre
- it fits over the Amiga with a slot for the disk drive, & a
shelf under the monitor for external drives.
Open backed ...£34.99 MONITOR PLINTH MOUSE JOYSTICK EXTENSION LEAD KIT PER PAIR .£7.99 MONITOR SWIVEL TILT BASE for 12to 14" tvs&monitors ......£17.99 AMIGA TV & MONITOR LEADS If your tv has an RGB Input, you will get a much clearer picture connecting the Amiga to this using one of our leads, rather than via the modulator. All our monitor leads give the full range of colours. & include the audio leads unless otherwise stated.
AL1 AMIGA to scart - works with most scart equipped tvs & monitors, including Sony, Phillips, Normende, Ferguson, Toshiba Mitsubishi, ITT etc ....£12.99 AL2 AMIGA to Ferguson with 7 or 8 pin Din socket eg MC01 .£12.99 AL4 AMIGA to Hitachi Granada with 7 pin Din socket £12.99 AL6 AMIGA to Amstrad CPC colour monitor with 6 pin din plug, no audio £11.99 AL7 AMIGA to 1084s monitor with 6 pin din socket & two phono sockets laudio) £14.99 AL7P AMIGA TO PHILLIPS 8833 MK2 ....£14.99 AL7D AMIGA to 1084s D monitor
MINIAMP 4 STEREO SPEAKER SYSTEM. £39.99
• Superb low distortion stereo sound • New improved 'bridge'
design stereo amplifier • More power - now approx 5 watts per
channel • 2 pin din speaker sockets (suitable for most hrfi
speakers)
• Compact, quality twin cone speaker units with 6' leads • Mains
power pack - doesn't use any computer power
• Simple to connect - just plug in & switch on
• Please state computer when ordering
• Free mains power unit worth £5.99 Miniamp 4 complete Miniamp 4
less speakers Our mini hifi systems are ideal for your Amiga
Atari Ste, Archimedes & personal stereos ate.
STEREO SAMPLER MK II £39.99 It's fast & it makes all other samplers obsolete!
Which others have a printer through port?
Our Superb Mono Sampler is still available.
• Uses latest state of the art A D Chip * Very short conversion
time 1uSEC * Very high sample rates 7 SOOKHz Iamiga &
software dependentI
• Superb quality especially with CD audio • Easily adjusted input
level control Ino screwdriver requiredl.
• Printer through port - a major innovation4
• Connects to parallel port only * Compatible with most sampler
software inc Audiomaster I & II, Perfect Sound, Future Sound,
Prosound, Quasar Sound, etc. etc. * New Free Stereo Sampling
Software.
' This major innovation means that the sampler can be left connected at all times even when not in use.
Your existing printer lead is connected to the sampler via our low cost Automatic Printer Adaptor, then whenever you want to print just switch the printer online. Switch if off-line to use the sampler - what could be simpler ..£ 14.99 extra MI0I INTERFACE 2 ..£29.99 The most versatile midi interface available as supplied to Commodore for the class of 90s pack.
• 1 midi in socket • 1 midi through socket 1 midi out socket •
2 switchable out thro sockets for additional instruments,
giving effectively. 3 thrus or 2 of each • Fully opto isolated
• Very low power consumption
• Compatible with Amiga 2000. A1000 version available at extra
cost • Compatible with music X Dr TS. Deluxe music, sonix, etc.
MICE, TRACKERBALLS & ACCESSORIES BUDGET REPLACEMENT AMIGA
MOUSE.£17.99 NAKSHA MOUSE WITH HOLDER FOR AMIGA
.£24.99 * Qtec
MOUSE .....£24.99 OPTICAL
MOUSE No moving parts £39.99 MARCONI TRACKERBALL
SmCs.oo £49.99
• Precise control • Ergonomically designed
• Professional 'feel' • Marconi precision engineering
• Solid 2" ball • Positive action buttons.
MOUSE JOYSTICK SWITCH ...£14.99
• Connects in place of mouse (or joystick) • Features two sockets
with push button selection of mouse or joystick • Switch can be
operated at any time • Suitable for use with most dongles •
Does not use any power • Reduces wear & tear on computers ports
• Makes access easier • Suitable for Amiga, st etc. No more
unplugging the mouse.
MOUSE MAT Thick felt backed foam, A4 size .£3.99 JOYSTICK EXTENSION LEAD 1 Metre long per pair ...£7.99 MOUSE HOLDER ..£1.99 P0DSCAT GRAPHICS Tablet & Drivers ....£219.99 C2000 Concept Keyboard .....£219.99 EASYL TOUCH SENSITIVE Orawing Tablet £269.99 with 9 pin D socket & two phonos ..£14.99 AL8 AMIGA to CGA monitor - 16 colours, no sound. 9 pin D plug ..£11.99 ALU AMIGA to Multisync monitor with 9 pin D socket, no audio ......£11.99 AL12 AMIGA to Multisync
monitor with 15w 3 row D socket, no audio ..£13.99 AL13 Amiga to Multisync monitor with 15 pin 3 row D plug, no audio ...£ 13.99 AL15 AMIGA to Taxan with 8 pin EIA connector, no audio ..£15.99 AL16 AMIGA to Tataung TMOI colour monitor.
No audio ..£11.99 MODULATOR EXTENSION LEAD. Enables the modulator to be moved - reduces its overhang & makes for a more secure connection £10.99 MODULATOR SPLITTER. Enables the modulator & monitor lead to be connected at the same time - the modulator is required if you wish to tape the Amiga on a VCR .£16.99 GENLOCK SPLITTER. Enables a genlock & monitor lead to be connected at the same time .....£19.99 Longer Leads can be made to order - add €1.50 per metre to the list price.
SCART SWITCHES TV
- MONITOR SHARERS TWMONITOR SHARER A for Scan Tvs & monitors
Converts one scart socket into two - switch selects input one
or input two. Wired for RGB & composite + stereo sound -
suitable for home computers, vers & satellite
receivers .£19.99
• Plugs into the scart socket of your tv or monitor • Dual scart
sockets for two computers or • Computer + VCR or... • Computer
+ satellite receiver etc • Push button switch selects input 1
or input 2 • No additional leads required your existing scart
leads just plug into the sharer.
JOYSTICKS SPEEDKING AUTOFIRE £12 99 NAVIGATOR AUTOFIRE £14 99 COMPETITION PRO 5000. CLEAR MICROSWITCHES & AUTOFIRE ..£13.99 COMPETITION PRO 5000. EXTRA MICROSWITCHES & AUTOFIRE 114.99 ZIPSTICK AUTOFIRE £12.99 QUICKSHOT MAVERICK ..£14.99 DELTA 3A ANALOGUE JOYSTICK .....£14.49 EUR0MAX Z00MER £'49.99 Special Offer Buy our Mouse Joystick Switch for only £12.99 with any joystick or trackerbaH listed above.
ANTISTATIC, SEMITRANSPARENT DUST COVERS AMIGA A500 ...... £4.99 AMIGA 2000 Separate keyboard cover £12.99 1084 1084S PHILIPS 8833 ..£5.99 STAR LC24-10, LC200, LC24-200 £6.99 STAR LC10 LC10 COLOUR, LC20 £5.99 CITIZEN 120D 1200+ 180E £5.99 CITIZEN SWIFT 9. SWIFT 24 ..£5.99
3. 5" EXTERNAL DISK DRIVE - Please state
type ....£3.99 EDUCATIONAL
SOFTWARE This is part of an ever increasing range of
entertaining & professionally written programs especially for
UK students starting from the age of 2.
10% ALL EDUCATIONAL SOFTWARE ? THIS MONTH!
OFF Most educational programs conform to the requirements of the National Curriculum FUN SCHOOL 3 3-6 y.s ...£19.99 FUN SCHOOL 3 6-8 yrs ...£19 99 FUN SCHOOL 3 over 8 yrs f 19.99 LETS SPELL AT HOME (or 4 •6 yrs with speech ..£19.99 PLAY & READ (or 4 to 9 yrs with a story on audio cassette .....f 22.99 KIDS TYPE (A simple wordprocessor for 4 to 8 year olds) £22.99 MICRO MATHS - GCSE 0
LEVEL ......£22.99 MICRO MATHS - GCSE a level ......£22.99 MICRO ENGLISH - GCSE O LEVEL £22.99 MICRO FRENCH - gcse 0 level ......£22.99 OTHER EDUCATIONAL & INTRODUCTORY & EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS FRENCH, GERMAN, SPANISH, RUSSIAN, ITALIAN ...EACH £22.99 AMIGA APPETISER Simple wordprocessor. Music teaching & composing program & painting program * a word game .....£34.99 MASTERING CLI .£19.99 WORDPROCESSORS & DTP KINDW0RDS 2 ....£39.99
TRANSWRITE., ...£34.99 PENPAL 1meg req'd ..£79.99 * SCRIBBLE PLATINUM .....£41.99 PROTEXT V5 1meg req'd .£119.00 PROFESSIONAL PAGE 1meg req'd £159.99 PAGESETTER 2 - 1megreq'd. .£49.99 E-TYPE - Typewriter Emulator .....£34.99 PAGESTREAM 2.1 ....£139.39 WORDWORTH ......£119.99 DATABASES SUPERBASE PERSONAL .£29.99* SUPERBASE PERSONAL 2 ....£59.99 SUPERBASE PROFESSIONAL 4 ,.....£249.99 PROGRAMMING DEVPAC
2 (HISOFTl .£44.99 AMOS THE CREATOR - New Version £35.99 * CAND0 Irrp 129.951 .....£79.99 ELAN PERFORMER v2 ....£79.99 HISOFT BASIC PRO £74.99 UTILITIES & COMMS XCOPY PROFESSIONAL + Cyclone £35.99 GUARTERBACK .40 £39 39 AMI DRIVE ALIGNMENT £34 39 DOCTOR AMI f?999 DISKMASTER vi 4 £3990 CN LINE PLATINUM tcorvttj £34 99 CELIXE PRINT 2 £33 S3 00S TO COS £29 59 SPREADSHEETS & ACCOUNTS DG CALC... .-¦u.-.q SUPERPLAN £59 39 HOME ACCOUNTS £24 -39 CASHBOOK CONTROLLER •
- me Account £59 °5 MA11SHOT PLUS £25 53 DAY BY DAY ¦37 39 SYSTEM
3 ..... .....£39.99 ABACUS AMIGA BOOKS AMIGA FOR
BEGINNERS by Abacus Price £12 45 This book is essential reading
for all Amiga owners - it covers all the topics of most help &
interest to beginners in a very readable & easy to understand
way. 8rand new edition |ust updated.
We stock a wide range of books covering all aspects of the Amiga & its applications & peripherals. See our catalogue for details.
AMIGA For beginners .f 12.45 AMIGA Tricks & Tips .£14.45 MORE AMIGA Tricks & Tips ....£18.45 AMIGA BASIC ns.ee t, Ovi is 45 AmluA 30 G.-y.i-c 3-ogra-nmmg in Ajjic £17 35 AMIGA GRAPHICS 1-s ce s. Out £3196 AMIGA M»r-)ne ‘I445 AMIGA Ssstons Jrog-ar re s 3- r.e £32 45 AMIGA A.cvanccc Swims a-cj-j-i-mp-s G- ce ' £3, or.
AMIGA c =ur bcginrers £17 95 AMIGA C -oi Adva-;cd a»c;-arTe- f3' 95 AMIGA 0ISK DRIVERS i-s jc h :y: £2695 AMIGA DOS ns.* &O.u fi oe AMIGA 00S Oui Peteieme Cede £8 45 AMIGA DESKTOP VIDEO *.Vfw f 734 AMIGA PRINTERS InsideS Out ‘New4 £31.95 DISKS lor Abacus Books.
Please state which when ordering ..£11.99 Special Offer Free Amiga DOS quick reference guide worth £8.95 when you order any two books.
OTHER POPULAR BOOKS USING DELUXE PAINT ......£ 19.95 AMIGA Programmers Handbook Vol 1 (Sybexl £24.95 AMIGA Programmers Handbook Vol 2 (Sybex) £23.95 AMIGA Hardware Reference Guide .£21.95 AMIGA Rom Kernal Includes & Autodocs .....£28.95 AMIGA Rom Kernal Intuition. Libraries & Devices . £29.95 AMIGA 500 MEGVERS10N .99 A1500 M,M-£369.
? Datastorm ? DUNGEON QUEST ? E-motion ? GRAND MONSTER SLAM ? KID GLOVES ? POWERPLAY i»UCKC« ? TOWEROF BABEL.
AMIGA 500 £369 with 1 Meg of Ram with VideoStudio _ without monitor £685 with monitor £935 £29 .99 A _ FREE MONITORS *413&0S j PHILIPS CM8833 Mk2 £239.99
• 14" SCREEN f HIRES, 41mm DOT PITCH
• STEREO HEADPHONE SOCKET
• COMPATIBLE WITH AMIGA, ATARI ST. 064, PC (CGA) VCRs ETC, • TWIN
STEREO SPEAKERS
• PHILIPS GREEN SCREEN 12 MONO MONITOR £89.99 COMMODORE 1084S
£269.99 Similar spec & picture quality to the 8833 Hl-RES
MONITORS INTERQUAD MS1480 £349.99 AOC CM326 £369.99
• VERY SHARP & EASY TO READ
• MULTISYNC MULTISCAN
• BUILT IN TILT SWIVEL BASE
• COMPATIBLE WITH AMIGA, ST, PC AT MAC II
• LEAD INCLUDED (STATE COMPUTER)
• 14" NON GU RE SCREEN
• 028MM DOT PITCH • 1024 x 768 PIXELS
• (NO SPEAKERS FITTED USE ONE OF OUR'MINIAMP STEREO SYSTEMS OR
YOUR HIFI)
• FLICKER FIXER COMPATIBLE 1 2 MEG UPGRADE (WITHOUT CLOCK Q O qq
& BATTERY) tfc .yy
• CLOCK & BATTERY
• ON OEF SWITCH
• EASY TQ FT
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Yes, we want to hear from you. Keep it short, sweet, funny or controversial and you could win a special T-shirt: but no-one did this month! Letters, Amiga Format, 30 Monmouth Street, Bath, BA1 2BW.
WORKBENCH If you have any problems with the technical side of your Amiga, with hardware or with serious software, write to Pat and he’ll try to answer you. Alternatively, if you have any advice for others or any handy tips to share, send it in and you could win a prize.
PAT MCDONALD, WORKBENCH, AMIGA FORMAT, 30 MONMOUTH STREET, BA1 2BW GAMEBUSTERS If you’ve just found the cheat mode, mapped out the levels or found all the passwords for the latest game - whatever the game cheat, send it to Maff and you could win a prize. Also, if you’re stuck somewhere, ask the Helping Hand section in Gamebusters for advice or you’ve read of a problem in Helping Hand that someone else has and you can solve, then send in the answer to win a prize!
MAFF EVANS, GAMEBUSTERS (OR GAMEBUSTERS HELPING HAND), AMIGA FORMAT, 30 MONMOUTH STREET, BA1 2BW LETTERS The Letters pages are for you to air your views and share your opinions: please remember not to ask questions that should be in Workbench! What Damien is looking for are thought-provoking or entertaining letters, and if they’re dead short there’s a better chance they’ll get in. Prizes for the best two each month.
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AMIGA FORMAT BY PHONE You should already have noticed that for the last two months we've had a big thing on the left there telling you how to contact us by letter. If anything still isn’t clear, then write to me at Letters and we’ll get it sorted out. Right, now let's talk about telephones.
In the past, we’ve always printed in the front of the magazine that we cannot give personal advice by telephone. In a sense, this is a lie: as anyone who has ever telephoned us for advice will know, if you do call, we do our best to help you out. But there is a problem. As more and more of you read the magazine, we find that we’re spending more and more time helping you out by giving advice on the phone.
It’s actually getting to the stage where we are doing this for most of the working day, which leaves us no time to do our real work of putting the magazine together every month. Frankly, we’re working very late nights and getting very tired. All together now
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But - and it’s a big but - we do still want to be there to help you out, so there’s no question of us refusing to take calls. In fact, we’re actually going to encourage you to phone. From now on, we're coming to an arrangement so that we will take calls from you, the reader, all day on Tuesdays. If you call any other day, you’ll get politely told to go away and try again the following Tuesday. On Tuesday, between 10.30 and
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Remember, all the same, that there are many reasons why it’s better to write to us. We can answer your questions a lot better in print, particularly on very techie points or intricate details of games, already, the Workbench and Gamebusters sections are there to help you out: so don’t forget them!
Damien, Editor MUSICAL JOKE In Amiga Format 23 you asked about games that have been immortalised in song. How about Russ Abbot's ‘classic’ rendition of ‘Purple People Eater’? Who can forget those superb lyrics in the chorus: “Short, fat, green feet, Just like a Space Invader”. Can I have a T-shirt for that amazing piece of info?
Clive Austin, Bath Well, congratulations on being the first to send us a correct answer to the question. It's a definite reference in the lyrics of a song to the father of all arcade games.
Only a pity the song's so crap. All the same, it counts, so the T- shirt’s yours. Do you want to pop in and collect it yourself, as you live just round the corner from us?
MORE MUSIC I also found a song that contains an arcade classic. It comes from the album 'Passion Fruit' by Michael Franks and has the most depressing title: “Now that your joystick’s broke". In the first line he sings “You used to be her Space Invader, Snatching her free from King Kong’s choke” whatever that may mean. But a few lines on his joystick breaks, so it’s a definite Game Over.
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Remember, games that are named after songs, like Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker, don’t count: and songs that only coincidentally share the same name as a game,' like Swing Out Sister’s Breakout, don’t count either.
REPAIR HASSLE I am writing to you as a once- happy Amiga owner: until, that is, just over a month ago when my internal disk drive developed a fault. Never mind, I thought, my machine is under 12 months old: I will simply return it to the shop where I bought it and they will send it back to FMG for repair.
That was over a month ago.
After numerous calls to the shop and FMG I still have no computer.
All I get is people telling me there is a problem with FMG’s service. I have written a strongly-worded complaint after the shop told me they still have people waiting for a repair return since March. This has shaken my faith in Commodore’s back-up service.
Mrs CM Smith London I must say I find this quite worrying. Has anyone else had problems with FMG? Please write and tell us.
AND MORE... It’s not in my nature to badmouth any companies, but I must make an exception this time. I purchased my Amiga a few years ago from Gordon Harwood. They were very helpful, quick and efficient and I would recommend them to anyone. They offered advice and even sent me a virus killer free of charge when I was infected with the Lamer Exterminator.
GREENS ... I would like to add my support to the opinion voiced by Martin Power in your July issue. It is, I feel, rather sad that we should consider it neccessary to waste paper simply to make a product “more appealing”.
Like many people, I buy much of my software by mail order, in which case the size of the box is immaterial. Perhaps games could be supplied in a zip-lock bag with just a cardboard inlay. It appears to me that everyone concerned would benefit from this and, you never know, we might save a few trees into the bargain.
David Glynn, Newcastle ... AND MORE GREENS I would like to add my pennyworth to all those who are ‘green5 (I myself am bio-degradable). Congratulations must go to the ‘16-bit Pocket power Collection’ for their packaging. At last someone is packing a disk in a way that sells the product without excess box space. I admit there is no manual included, but neither is there with a lot of other programs.
D Coathup, Rock Ferry It may interest you to know that the software manufacturers and the major retailers - people like WH Smith and John Menzies - are in the process of trying to standardise the various sizes of packaging so that they are not as diverse and confusing as they are currently.
Perhaps this is the right time for you, the consumer, to put pressure on them to consider reductions all round. But these people will be the most difficult to convince that they will not lose out if packaging is made less attractive and enticing. It’s a concept known as ‘perceived value’. If you get a game in a big, smart box with a glossy manual, you ’re supposed to think it’s a better deal than a mere plastic pack and so you’ll be keener to buy it When my warranty expired, Commodore rang me and asked if I would like two years’ extended warranty at £50. This seemed like a bargain as
companies normally charge this for a single repair. Of course I agreed, sent a cheque and even received some free games for my trouble.
All was well until my Amiga went wrong. The Commodore National Repair Centre is run by FMG,x who refused to pick my Amiga up from my house and would only pick up from a business address. But hang on, it’s my home computer! No, sorry, only a business address.
So it was picked up from my Mum’s work address - I work for the MOD, so it wasn’t really practical to ask the guards to look after it for me. It was returned much later than the 7-11 working days they said. I got it home and, guess what?, the same fault.
Since then it’s gone back again after they replaced the motherboard twice more, and I’m writing this by hand because I sent it back for a faulty internal clock which they said they replaced.
I’m not telling readers to avoid the National Repair Centre, but to ask around for the best service before signing that form for extended warranty.
Anonymous Computers are especially prone to the trickiest of all electrical problems, the intermittent fault: so it’s often difficult for anyone to make prompt repairs. All the same, I think we ought to expect a better service from the National Repair Centre. Now, I don’t think two letters is proof of a problem: but if anyone else has had trouble with FMG’s service, I would like to hear about it. I would also like to hear FMG’s views on this subject, before they get a reputation... FLIGHT CONTROL In AF21 on Page 93 Trenton Webb reviewed a program called Tower FRA from Thalion. Since I am
very interested in that particular program and cannot find a software supplier who has even heard about it, can you tell me where I can get hold of it?
Hand De Zutter, Ostend Try writing to Active Sales and Marketing who handles Thalion in the UK. They live at Unit 4 , Acton Hill Mews Business Centre, 310 - 328 Uxbridge Road, Acton Hill.
SICK AS A PARROT I am very interested in football games. The best game I have is Kick Off 2, which I am very pleased with. I would, however, like to buy a management game with realistic tables, promotion, finances etc. Which do you think is the best on the market at present?
GW Crossley, Roberttown Village It sounds like Player Manger from Anco should be the ideal management simualtion for you.
Designed as supplement to the original Kick Off , PM won a Format Gold back in AF10 and then retailed at £19.95. RUDE HEALTH I think that the letter about Maff’s review of Viz was a bit harsh.
Some language is bad, but Viz is associated with this, and the language makes the review funnier. I agree also that children use and hear bad language all the time.
The letter from Mrs Williams was in my mind too hasty because Viz is now rocketing up the charts and it seems that the crude jokes are what actually sells the game.
Paul Baker, Hayling Island Suffice to say that there are certain words we won’t be using in Amiga Format again.
SEX CRIME Every so often I buy a computer magazine and groan to find the “whinging femmies’’ had infiltrated it to have a good moan. However, I am horrified by the results of your readers survey which states that a mere three per cent of your readers are female. Only three per cent!!!!! That's outrageous!
I would just like to state that a magazine with the kind of circulation that Amiga Format has must reflect the overall picture and if the disparity between the sexes really is as great as you say then I think this is not just tragic, but verges on the disastrous for the Amiga community.
William Mobberley, Wallington I’m not sure the situation is quite as bad as it first appears. I’ve noticed a substantial quantity of letters, competition entries and the like from female readers over the last few months, but let’s face it, computing is a male-dominated thing. What I’d really like to know is why. I think less women buy and use Amigas. Why is that? Views from our female readers would be particularly appreciated.
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Thank you! Thank you, oh lord of Amiga magazines, thank you ... etc. Awakening in a state of depression, after recently destroying my copy of Archipelagos with the Amiga owner’s worst nightmare - coffee! Aaargh! - I went to the newsagents to pick up my copy of Amiga Format. I dug deep into my pockets (and you wouldn't believe how deep they are) and pulled out some bread: then I put it back and pulled out some money instead and bought the magazine. I just couldn’t believe the coincidence: it's a miracle!
M Capon, Southall •» Hmm. Another problem solved by our almost mystical powers!
STOP IT!
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Philip Young One problem , of course, is memory: most of the limited amounts of this are better spent on the gameplay. But has anyone seen a game ending they particularly liked, or of a particularly good idea for a grand finale?
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ACCOUNTS Arena Integrated Accounts 122.67 Cashbook Controller .37.60 Cashbook Combination 49.82 Home Accounts' .24.44 Personal Finance Manager .25.85 Small Business Accounts Xtra ...81.78 System 3 Integrated .39.95 BOOKS 34 Lines Stocked 1 st Book of Amiga ....16.95 2nd Book of Amiga ...16.95 68000 Assembly Language 24.95 68000 Asm Lan Programming....21.95 Amiga 3D Gfx Prog in Basic 18.45 Amiga Adv Sys Prog Guide 32.95 Amiga Asm Lan Programming ...14:95 Amiga Basic Inside & Out
18.95 Amiga C For Beginners 18.45 Amiga C For Adv Programmers .32.95 Amiga Desktop Video Guide 18.45 Amiga Disk Drives In & Out 27.95 Amiga For Beginners 12.95 Amiga Graphics Inside & Out 32.45 Amiga Machine Language 14.95 Amiga Programmers Hndbk V1 ....24.95 Amiga System Prgrmrs Guide....32.95 Amiga Tricks and Tips ..14.95 AmigaDOS Reference Guide 14.95 AmigaDOS Inside & Out 18.45 Elementary Amiga Basic 14.95 Hardware Reference Manual 21.95 Incs & Docs; ROM Kernel Mnl....28.95 Inside Amiga Graphics .16.95 Kickstart Guide to Amiga 14.95
Kids and the Amiga ..14.95 Learning C Program Graphics 16.95 Libraries & Devices ROM Mn1 ...29.95 Mapping the Amiga ..20.95 More Tricks and Tips 18.45 Programmers Guide to Amiga....23.95 Programming The 68000 .....23.95 The Amiga Handbook ...24.95 CABLES 100 Lines Stocked D23S-D15P NEC Msync3D 14.10 D25P D25S-D25P D25S 25W 2M...24.44 D23S 2Phono-Scart Monitor 14.10 D25P-D25P 25 Wire 3 Metre 19.27 D23S-OpenEnd Monitor 11,28 D23S 2Ph-D9P 2Ph CM8833 2..14.10 D25P-D25P 25Wire 2Metre 13.16 D25P-D25P 25Wire 5Metre 22.56 D25P-C36P
3 Metre Printer 12.22 D25P-C36P 5 Metre Printer 15.51 D23S-D9P Amiga-IBM Monitors.12.22 D25S-D25P 9Wire 2Metre Modem....11.28 D25P-C36P 2Metre Printer 6.58 D23S-D9P Old NEC Multisync...14.10 D25P-D25P 9Wire 2Metre Modem....11.28 DIN5P-DIN5P MIDI ....5.17 Null Modem Cable ....12.22 Cross Over Box D25S ..36.66 Gender Changer; D25S-D25S.....7.99 Plug D25P With Hood 4.23 Parallel File Transfer 35.72 RS232 Mini Tester ....13.16 RS232 Null Modem ....9.40 RS232 Patch
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10 ...10.34 Star LC200 .10.34 Panasonic KXP1124 .10.34 Star LC24-10 .....10.34 Monitors 1084 1084S 8833 ...9.87 Citizen 120D ......10.34 Amiga 500 Deluxe ......7.99 EDUCATION Distant Suns ......51.23 Fun School 3 (Under 5's) ....18.33 Mega Maths A Level .24.44 Micro English (GCSE) ..23.97 Micro French (GCSE) ...23.97 Micro Maths (GCSE) 23.97 My
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.....184.01 Pixmate Image System 39.95 Real 3D Ray Tracing 92.12 Real 3D Professional 1.5Mb 239.70 Real 3D Turbo 2Mb 329.94 Scene Generator Landscapes....35.72 Sculpt Animate 4D Junior 86.95 Sculpt Animate 4D 2Mb 337.23 SpecraColor ......69.56 HARDWARE
1. 3 Kickstart ROM ....30,55
3. 5" External Disk Drive 59.69
3. 5" Internal 2000 Drive 59.69
5. 25" External Disk Drive 133.01 512K A500 RAM
Clock Switch...29.61 A1950 14" Multiscan Monitor ...459.66
A590 20Mb Western Drive ..286.23 A590 40Mb Quantum
Drive 499.61 A590 105Mb Quantum
Drive .....649.54 A590 210Mb Quanjum
Drive .....929.66 A590 2Mb RAM
Upgrade .90.24 Amiga 1500 With Two Drives
...643.90 Amiga 1500 2D & Software 694.66 Amiga 1500 2D & S W
& Monitor...949.87 Amiga 2000 & 40Mb Quantum HD ..1049.98
Amiga 3000 16MHz 40Mb...;..1999.85 Amiga 3000
25MHz 100Mb....2629.65 Cameron Handy Scanner Type 10..199.75
Citizen 124D 24 Pin Printer 199.75 Citizen Swift
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Disk ..99.64 Publishers
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MULTIMEDIA AmigaVision (Commodore) .99.64 Hyperbook
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Kit ...44.65 AMOS
Basic ...37.60 Arexx
Language ..33.84 Arexx
Tools ...49.82 Devpac 2 Macro
Assembler....44.65 GFA Basic Compiler ..23.97 GFA
Basic Interpreter ......39.95 Hisoft Basic
Compiler 51.23 Lattice C 5.1
Compiler ...163.56 Pascal Compiler
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Software ..49.82 Bars & Pipes Professional ....219.96
Deluxe Music Construction 55.93 MasterSound
Sampler .....31.96 Music X
1.1 ..112.33 Music X Junior
; ..66.27 Sonix
2 52.17 Sound Trap 3
Sampler .....30.55 Steinberg Pro
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Transfer ......25.85 Directory
Manager ....35.72 Disk Master 1.4 ...
39.95 Doctor Ami Diagnostics 40.89 DOS 2 DOS File
Transfer ....30.55 Enhancer 1.3 (Commodore) 15.04
GB Route Planner ....33.84 MAC 2 DOS File
Transfer ....81.78 Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing...25.38
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digitiser ..109.98 Hitachi HV720 Camera & Lens...204.45
MIDI Plug Interface ...25.38 Minigen
Genlock .....101.99 Scala
Presentations ...189.88 Video
Titler .84.60 Vidi
Amiga ..97.29 Vidi Complete
Colour Solution ....159.80 WORDPROCESSORS Excellence
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2 35.72 PenPal
1.3 ..89.77 Protext
5 ...101.99 Protext
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little concoction of excreta from the month in which AF25 was
iindtr 0 “¦ 7XJ % 0 a 'eo, 4 r 4k 0 NEXT MUNFF It’s a
biggie! The hottest non-games software release of the last two
years! The exclusive first review of Deluxe Paint 4, plus an
almost-complete useable version of the program as a demo on
the Coverdisk - only with Amiga Format. Plus much, much more,
including a look at how music for games is made with Renegade.
Track it down at your newsagent from August 8, or better
still, see below for how to reserve your copy.
Deluxe Paint 4.
We wouldn't normally pick an Amiga-related Buzz, but this is something special. Read the exclusive review and use the program yourself on the Coverdisk, next month with Amiga Format.
VIOLENT FEMMES WHY DO BIRDS SING” INDIGO GIRLS NOMADS INDIANS SAINTS” Who Said That? 5 To win a special Amiga Format T-shirt, identify the quotation on the Contents pages and send an accurate, amusing or imaginative description of where it comes from to Who Said That? 5, Amiga Format at our Bath address before August 12.
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Who Said That? 3 The quote on the Contents page of Issue 23, "There are dreams, there is reality, and between them lie the doors of perception," is from Aldous Huxley. It also forms the title of his book on drug experimentation. Lots of people were taken by the hype for the movie The Doors and thought that Jim Morrison said it first: but he didn't. He just pinched it to name the band after. Closest to the truth was David Burke of Spalding, who gets a very spesh Amiga Format T-shirt.
David also points out the following: "The title of Huxley's book is derived from a line in William Blake's ' Marriage of Heaven and Hell: 'If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.'
Moreover, Morrison was fond of quoting Spot the Shot 2 Naturally the screenshot was from EA’s excellent PGA Tour Golf: the winner is Nia Connelly of Rhyl, who will receive a special Amiga Format T-shirt soon.
Spot the Shot 4 bhbwhm Win a special limited edition Amiga Format T-shirt by identifying the game that this is a small portion of and sending the answer on a postcard to Spot the Shot 4, Amiga Format at our Bath address before August 12.
Dear Newsagent, Please reserve copy copies of of Amiga Format: i Amiga Format Issue 26, September 1991 - on sale 8 August Name ...... i i Address ...i To the Newsagent: Amiga Format is published and distributed I by Future Publishing and is available from your wholesaler. Send back _ these coupons for entry in a free prize draw to: Kate Flodges, Future Publishing, 30 Monmouth Street, BATF1 BA1 2BW. Remember to
include your shop, name and address.
BE SAFE: RESERVE YOUR COPY!
Amiga Format always sells out. Wherever you live, you may already have been through the awful experience of trekking round all the newsagents in town without being able to find a copy. We just can’t keep up with demand: we are, after all, far and away Britain’s biggest-selling Amiga magazine.
And of course Issue 26 is bound to sell like hot cakes with its DeluxePaint 4 demo on the Coverdisk. The best way to make sure you get your sticky mitts on this exciting issue is to cut out or photocopy the coupon on the right, fill it in, take it down to your newsagent and make sure he saves you a copy. Don’t forget!
SUBSCRIBE AND GET A SPECIAL GIFT!
There’s one way you can be sure to get your copy fresh off the presses every month, and that’s to subscribe to Amiga Format for the next year. Think about it: 12 issues of Amiga Format delivered straight to your door, a free special extra subscriber’s bonus of a game or some serious software, plus the two double-disk issues of Amiga Format at no extra cost to you! You know it makes sense! Turn to Page 152 NOW!
This magazine comes from Future Publishing, a company founded just six years ago, but which now sells more computer magazines than any other publisher in Britain. We offer: Better advice. Our titles are packed with tips, suggestions and explanatory features, written by the best in the business.
Stronger reviews. We have a cast-iron policy of editorial independence, and our reviews give clear buying recommendations.
Clearer design. You need solid information fast. So our designers highlight key elements by using charts, diagrams, summary boxes, annotated photographs, etc. Greater relevance. At Future, editors operate under two golden rules:
• Understand your readers' needs.
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More reader interaction. We draw strongly on readers' contributions, resulting in the liveliest letters pages and the best reader tips. Buying one of our magazines is like joining a nationwide user group.
Better value for money. More pages, better quality: magazines you can trust.
Home of Britain's finest computer magazines.
Amiga Format • ST Format Amiga Power • Amiga Shopper PC Answers • PC Plus • 8000 Plus Amstrad Action • Your Sinclair • Sega Power New Computer Express • Commodore Format EDITOR Damien Noonan ART EDITOR Marcus ’Dr* Dyson SCREENPLAY EDITOR Trenton Webb TECHNICAL EDITOR Pat McDonald STAFF WRITER Maff Evans PRODUCTION ASSISTANT Gary Lord DESIGNER Frank Bartucca REVIEWS EDITOR Paul Lyons CONSULTANT EDITORS Jon Bates (Music), Brian Larkman (Graphics) CONTRIBUTERS Dean Agar, James Leach, Adam Waring, Neil West, Andy Hutchinson, Pat Winstanley, Frank O'Connor ADVERTISING MANAGER Jennie Evans SENIOR
SALES EXEC Duncan Ferguson AD SALES EXEC Jackie Garford AD PRODUCTION Fiona Milne PUBLISHER Greg Ingham PROMOTIONS MANAGER Michele Harris AD SERVICES Tamara Ward PHOTOGRAPHY Ashton James, Bradford-upon-Avon COLOUR ORIGINATORS Swift Graphics Ltd, Southampton, PRINTERS Riverside Press Ltd, St Ives PLC, Gillingham NEWS TRADE DISTRIBUTION UK Future Publishing 0225 442244 NEWS TRADE DISTRIBUTION OVERSEAS: MMC Ltd 0483 211222 CIRCULATION DIRECTOR Sue Hartley 0225 442244.
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Digi-View 4.0 and Digi-Paint 3 Become One with the ultimate link between digitizer and paint program. With Digi-View 4.0’s Digi-Port feature they can both share the same screen so that touching-up your digitized images is easier than ever.
Transfer 768x592 4096 colour super bitmaps from Digi-View 4.0 to Digi-Paint 3f Mtfi a simple menu command, make changes such as combining images or adding titles, and redisplay them as Dynamic HiRes or other resolution images.
4096 Colours in High Resolution... is just the beginning ith the all new Digi-View 4.0 soft- B r i! B ware you can do the one thing most B V people thought was impossible digitize and display all 4096 colours in high resolution! We call this revolutionary new graphics mode Dynamic HiRes. Amiga Format magazine calls it “breathtaking, easily the best images ever seen on an Amiga screen!’ But that’s just the start of what makes Digi-View 4.0 a breakthrough. Other new features include: Dynamic HAM (fringe free HAM), Noise Reduction (for the sharpest images ever), Arexx support, super bitmap
digitizing, 24 bit colour support and dozens of other new features making Digi-View Gold the hottest Amiga graphics product ever.
And it’s still just as easy.to use. Simply focus your video camera on any object or picture, and in seconds Digi-View Gold turns it into Amiga graphics that • glow with vibrant colour and stunning clarity. Whether you are creating graphics for desktop publishing, presentations, video, or just for fun, Digi-View Gold gives you dazzling images with amazing simplicity.
These images were photographed directly from an Amiga . 1080 monitor and show the new 4096 colour Dynamic HiRes mode available only ; with NewTek's Digi-View 4.0 Only Digi-View Gold:
• Digitizes in all Amiga resolution modes from 320x256 up to ,
768x592 (full'HiRes overscan) I
• Includes powerful Digi-Paint 1 software for retouching
digitized I images or creating original artwork
• Uses 2 to 4096 colours (including halfbrite)
• Has exclusive Dynamic modes for 4096 colours in HiRes
• Digitizes in 21 bits per pixel (2.1 million colours) for the
highest quality images possible •
• Has advanced dithering routines that give an apparent 100,000
colours on screen simultaneously - -.y
• Has a special line art mode for desktop publishing
• Comes with an icon driven slideshow program for presentations
using both IFF and Dynamic images
• Has complete software control of colour saturation, brightness,
sharpness, hue, resolution, and palette
• Digitizes in full overscan with no borders for use with video
genlocks
• Offers an unprecedented lifetime warranty If you want the best
graphics possible for your Amiga, then get the best selling
video digitizer of all time: Digi-View Gold.
Hlllll CIAQ OR For a NewTek authorized dealer (|lliy 4l4%li3il near you contact HB Marketing, X lnc VAT Ltd. At 0753 686000 ‘Requires standard gender cna aer for use with Amiga 1000. Dynamic HiRes requires 2 megs of RAM Digi-Vi X5old is a trademark Of NewTek. Inc. 1 :-ME£mC shot ts cnc cf.t&f; it:*
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  • Technical cookies that facilitate user navigation and use of the various options or services offered by the web as identify the session, allow access to certain areas, facilitate orders, purchases, filling out forms, registration, security, facilitating functionalities (videos, social networks, etc..).
  • Customization cookies that allow users to access services according to their preferences (language, browser, configuration, etc..).
  • Analytical cookies which allow anonymous analysis of the behavior of web users and allow to measure user activity and develop navigation profiles in order to improve the websites.

So when you access our website, in compliance with Article 22 of Law 34/2002 of the Information Society Services, in the analytical cookies treatment, we have requested your consent to their use. All of this is to improve our services. We use Google Analytics to collect anonymous statistical information such as the number of visitors to our site. Cookies added by Google Analytics are governed by the privacy policies of Google Analytics. If you want you can disable cookies from Google Analytics.

However, please note that you can enable or disable cookies by following the instructions of your browser.

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