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This research is based entirely on a survey undertaken by Amiga Format in October 1990. Some seven months before the Amiga CDTV was released and 17 months before the A690 Is due to become available. Of people who responded to the survey. 98 per cent were interested in upgrading to CDTV specification, and 48 per cent said they would be w illing to pay £300 or more to do so. If. As Commodore estimate, there arc around a million Amiga users in the UK. This would mean a potential base of 480.000 CD users. Getting a wide, iastalled base of CD users is crucial to the future of CD as a medium for Amiga software. With so much data involved in the development of a 500-Megabyte CD title, a good one is going to be very, very expensive to produce. We can only expect to sec really impressive titles when software houses know they can make the development money back in sales, so let's hope Amiga CD takes off. In the short term, however, whether Amiga users will want to buy a CD drive will depend on the quality of the 'first generation' of CD titles. Which is why Amiga Format assesses the first 45 titles to become available as our main feature for this month. Just a couple of outstanding titles could be enough to make buying a CD title worthwhile. The brave new world of CD software starts on Page 23. MARCH 1991 Commodore UK has promised that the Amiga CD- ROM drive is almost here. Their spokesman Andrew Ball told Amiga Format We re working to introduce it in March and we're hoping to hit a price-point of under £300. We are really looking forward to it". The unit, known as the A690. Will plug onto the side of an Amiga 500 enabling the Amiga to load and run CDTV discs. It will come with a separate power supply and a 'caddv' into which a CD must be slotted before you put it in the drive. It features an on off volume switch and headphone socket on the front, with stereo audio-in and audio-out sockets on the back.

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Document sans nom How CD-based software is set to change your Amiga for ever The first 45 CD titles reviewed
• Exclusive first peek at the A690 CD-ROM drive for your Amiga
Sho kingly original graphics plus classic arcade fun gameplay
make up Hex's cracking demo.
A5OOPfus Knightmare tweak
- gmg all A500 Plus owners what they wanted Sequencer One sound
samples
• f excellent samples for use with your sequencer Take to the
skies for a flying SO adventure, or fight by phone!
Cewpetlble • A 500 Plus Compatible NO COVERDISK?
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PLUS -“-.e the team behind the classic Rainbow Islands done it again with Realms?
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HOME ALONE™ Now you can play eight-year-old Kevin, trying to foil the break-in of those two inept burglars, Harry and Marv.
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IN NEWS The A690 CD-ROM drive for the Amiga is almost here!
Find out the latest details of its imminent release and see the first pictures anywhere.
13 DaMlon Noonan Noll Jackson Pat McDonald Mafff Evans Gary Lord Clara Hodgson 49 ART EDITOR DESIGNER GROUP AD MANAGER DEPUTY AD MANAGER GAMES SALES MGR SENIOR SALES EXEC REIEWED: Heart of China Sierra continue their subtle development of the graphic adventure and come up with a complete winner!
Nicola Lucas Michalo Harris Tamara Ward Suo Hartley Kate Elston Grog Ingham Katrina Windows IN GAMEBUSTERS If you're making like a marooned spave traveller - you're stuck on Another World - then this is the tips section you've been waiting for!
REVIEWED: Video Director An exciting new idea for your AMIGA brings you the ability to edit video tapes and create your own complete productions REVIEWED: Miracle Another amazing new idea: learn to play keyboards in the comfort and safety of your own Amiga!
IN PUBLIC DOMAIN Check out the PD demos section to see the epic Odyssey animation: five disks of stunning, atmospheric graphic excellence!
ABC BOYZ IN THE BACKROOM PRODUCTION TECHNICIANS Slaon Windsor, Chris Stocker, Jerome Clough, Simon Chittenden PHOTOGRAPHY Ashton James, Bradford on Avon, Avon ILLUSTRATION Mike Roberts, Devises, Wilts COLOUR REPROGRAPHICS Bath Graphics, Bath; DP Graphics, Bath; Swift Graphics, Southampton PRINTED BY Chase Web Ltd, St Ives PLC, Plymouth NEWSTRADE DISTRIBUTION, UK Future Publishing, 0225 442244 NEWSTRADE DISTRIBUTION, OVERSEAS MMC Ltd 04B5 211222 AMIGA FORMAT 30 Monmouth Street Bath, AVON, BA1 2BW Telephone 0225 442244 Facsimile 0225 446019 SUBSCRIPTIONS, BACK ISSUES MAIL ORDER DEPARTMENT The
Old Barn, Somerton, SOMERSET, TA11 7PY Telephone 0458 74011 Facsimile 0225 446019 AMIGA FORMAT 32 MARCH 1992 EDITORIAL DEPARTMENT No part of this pubEcatfcm may be transmitted or reproduced In any form without the permission of the puMshers. Isnt that mean!
Quote of the month: “Ail publicity is good, except an obituary notice."
ADVERTISING PRODUCTION PROMOTIONS MANAGER PROMOTIONS ASST CIRCULATION MANAGER CIRCULATION ASST PUBLISHER GROUP ADMIN ASST of the Audit Bureau of Circulations.
Registered Circulation 115,158 EDITOR SCREENPLAY EDITOR TECHNICAL EDITOR STAFF WRITER PRODUCTION EDITOR EDITORIAL ASSISTANT ART DEPARTMENT COOKIN' CREW Marcus Dyson Frank Bartucca Thu Partridge Jan-June 1991 ADVERTISING DEPARTMENT Jonathan Bint Duncan Forguson Covering the whole games scene, every month... Coming Attractions 50 Sneak a first look at what's on the way in the near future Under Construction 53 Team Yankee sequel Pacific Islands: on the way soon The next big thing? 54 Stunning graphics mean Ubisoft's BAT 2 is looking good Reviews 56-82 In a stunning line-up-this month. Sierra's
latest graphic adventure Heart of China is already making waves: Robocop 3 brings a whole new style to Ocean's big-film licences: can the team behind Rainbow Islands do it again with Realms: and what do we think of the current Number One, WWF Wrestling... Cheap ana Cheerful! 84 We rate the latest in 'budget' games and compilations The facts and the figures 88 Keep your finger on the pulse of the games world!
Gamebusters 93 The best tips section there is arrives on Another World Coming Contraptions 116 Find out what's new in serious' software and hardware Video Director 120 First of two exciting new departures for the Amiga, this is a system that helps you edit your video tapes cleanly!
The Miracle Piano Tutor 124 Second of these exciting new ideas is a keyboard that connects to your Amiga and teaches you how to play it!
Stereo Master 126 You want sound samples? Check out this new sampler AMAS 2 132 If you're into MIDI, this sampler could be the one for you PD Update 163 We pick the best from the world of free software Workbench 207 Your problems solved, your questions answered Letters 217 Find out what's making waves with Amiga owners Mail Order 192 We pick out the best and offer it at bargain prices Subscriptions 184 Make it easy on yourself: get your mag delivered!
Screenplay Regulars Reviews See the first pictures of the A690 CD-ROM drive for the A500: and find out when it will arrive!
News COVERDISIC over the page.
COVER DISK Compact Disc software is all set to change the Amiga for ever.
Next month should, if all goes to plan at Commodore, see the release of the A690 CD-ROM drive which will enable A500 owners to run CDTV software.
The question remains: is it going to be worth spending £300 to play this software?
That's why we're taking a look at all 45 of the CD titles that are currently available, to help you form an opinion of whether this really is the great step forward for the Amiga that we've all been expecting... or not!
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• V4p «.ar-. Getting to grips with Workbench 197 If you're new
to the Amiga, learning how to use the Workbench properly can
not only be useful for day- to-day jobs; it also helps you
understand the Amiga.
Gamebusters for game cheats and hints.
Workbench for any other Amiga hassles!
This month, we've introduced a couple of new ideas which I think you might find interesting. There's less pages of actual game reviews, but we've concentrated on the big releases: the ones you've been waiting for, as well as the ones you had no idea were on the way but have turned out to be total stunners.
And in Cheap n' Cheerful, the new budget for should that be budgie?) Games section, you'll find reviews of all the latest releases in high-value, low-price games and game compilations.
We've also given the serious' reviews section a bit more of its own identity, with a new couple of pages describing new releases in software and hardware that are now available for sale: a kind of previews' for the practical part of the magazine.
And next month will bring another exciting new development: but that's secret!
Find out about it on March 12!
Damien Noonan, Editor Hello and welcome to Amiga Format, the world's best-selling magazine for Amiga owners! Every month we deliver the most complete picture of the Amiga scene, so whether you're new to the computer or an old hand, there's sure to be plenty in here that you will find useful and enjoyable.
Every month, the magazine is split schizophrenically into the frivolous and the purposeful. There's news and reviews of everything on the games scene as well as in the world of hardware and what we call serious' software (useful stuff like word processors, creative stuff like graphics and music programs and useful utilities). Then there's PD Update, which picks out the best from the latets in free software.
Special sections of the magazine are set aside to helping you with your problems: New samples for old 142 Only two issues ago, our massive Christmas special issue brought you £90 worth of excellent music program, which you can use to construct your own songs from sound samples. But how do you go about getting new samples to use? Let's take a look... Welcome to Amiga Format!
Flight sims are one of the most enduringly popular kinds of game, but this one adds a whole new angle. You'll be able to fly around and discover a 3D landscape unfolding before you, but if you have a modem you'll be able to go on-line with On-line and dogfight against other Air Warrior pilots!
Free samples: No, not trial-siie new Neon Ultra Biological: here's a set of sound samples you can use with Sequencer One or any sample-based song- writing system, courtesy of Gajits.
Kfiigfitmare fix If you are an A500 Plus owner disappointed by not being able to use last month's Knightmare demo, this will cure those non-playing blues!
The graphics are weird, hip and completely original. The sound effects are weird, hip and completely original. But the gameplay is pure arcade classic! Get a taste of it for yourself in this great playable demo from the up-and- coming new team Hex.
Air Warrior Shockingly original graphics plus classic arcade fun gameplay make up Hex's cracking playable demo.
A500Plus Knightmare tweak Bringing all A500 Plus owners what they wanted Sequencer One sound samples A set of excellent samples for use with your sequencer I Air Warrior j Take to the skies for a flying I adventure: or fight by phonel A 500 Plus Compatible • A 500 Plus Compatible Coverdisk Packed on the piece of plastic this ish is that visual assault on your retinas below. Top Banana, strange but fun. Also a flight sim for 40 pilots, Knightmare for the Plus and Seq One samples.
Air Warrior Take to the skies for a flying adventure or fight by phone!
Hex Software PAL NTSC Just what is a Top Banana? The opposite ot a bottom banana ot course, but that's a fruit ot a different colour. Actually. Top Banana is a tun little platform game that pits you and the power ot love (ie shooting bad guys with heart-shaped sprites) against the onslaught of ecological doom.
The demo on this month's Coverdisk is basically the same as the first level ot the full game. It's set in a rainforest, so the bad guys are chainsaws, bulldozers and other assorted slash 'n' burn types. Just plug them with a heart and collect the token - it the token is a heart and you get a full set (displayed at the bottom ot the playing area) then you'll get a bonus life.
Control is very simple: use a joystick to move left and right, up will make you jump and fire releases a heart in the direction you're facing. Just bear In mind that the hearts don't go very tar - the power ot love is obviously not what it used to be.
Beware ot hanging around too long. The water level rises as the ice caps melt, and you can t swim. You only have two lives In the demo, so keep moving up towards the top. There are two stationary lethal sprites that are detailed on this page - |ust shoot them with a heart before running Into them.
The tap, by the way. Turns the water off: Once you have reached it you can take things more easily.
One thing to beware ot is being too cocky and edging towards the bad guys. The collision detection is really mean - one pixel too close and you're history. Personally I found this really frustrating, but then again It It was more accurate then the game would be really easy to complete.
So play It sate and don't take chances.
Also, the little beasties are just as lethal as the big guys, so treat them with more respect, because they’re harder to hit.
That's all there is to it really. Once you've got to the head at the top. You will tall back down the screen. Move left and right to collect as many bonus tokens as you can; once you've reached the bottom ot the level again, that's the end of the demo.
MARCH 1991 A LEGEND IS BORN Undoubtedly the oddest Amiga release to date. Top Banana started oft on the Archimedes range ot computers.
Although ugly as sin. It does at least play well - just because you can complete the demo once, don't think that you can complete It every time. It's more subtle than that.
For instance. It you start making a real ettort to collect the hearts that sometimes appear, the game notices your efforts and makes them change colour more quickly. To collect a lull set is therelore a real achievement - you have to sort of sneak up on the game, so that it can't tell what you're up to. A tricky game and no mistake.
The full game lets you change the strange in-game sound effects and edit the main game graphics with a program like Deluxe Paint. Also, you can back the game up (although you need the original disk In order for it to run).
Maybe It's not pretty - but Hex Software do at least let you do more with their game than just play It. The shape ot games to come? Probably not.
GETTING STARTED Turn on your Amiga and put the disk in. After a few moments ot disk activity, the Control Console 'front end' menu will load. It's very, very easy to use - |ust move the mouse pointer to the box that you want to select, and click with the left mouse button.
All right. 512K users who |ust clicked on Top Banana will have noticed that it didn't work. To actually play Top Banana with 512K of memory, you need to reset (press Control and the two keys either side of the space-bar) and hold down Control and D. When the message "Break - CLI" appears, type In this and press Return: IbananaTop That's about It really... Oh yes, to run Air Warrior you just select quit from the menu. The program will load. I know this Is a little strange, but Air Warrior Is a very memory-intensive program and doesn't like other programs like Control Console.
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Ai 4rr vit 11» mrtlrt* • ic r;» Or Ur h'VJ rrr., ym Ml rrVsit *tw nhrt lf f ri Hie tir Ctrl *-.f I. yn Mt Or iff* - or llrrVlw »-f r»»» Mar. This is the screen that you should get alter starting the Coverdisk. Jost dkk on the item you wont (512k users should read the Getting Started hoi lor information on looding Top i A 500 Mas Compatible O A 500 Plus Compatible SI PKRSONIC FLIGHT SIMS suck. There's only so many times you can launch a missile at many miles
- tance and see a blip vanish from y our radar screen.
V’ to go back to the days of true dogfighting. When :. Chnology was measured in horsepower and you had to sec your opponent to score a kill... This is a unique flight sim. It lets you fly planes
• : m WWI. WWII and the early jet era. As well as sim-
- ating a few vehicles for when you want to attack on the ground.
Sounds pretty normal'.’ You haven't heard the best part yet.
Kesmai Online L ISXTSC Mr Warrior is a terminal game, w hich means that u can play against human opponents via a modem.
L'p to 40 pilots can play in the skies of a virtual battle- held. All competing to outfly the opposition and fill them w ith lead. I find that Air Warrior, is played w ith a modem, it is the most satisfying flight sim ever - because the opponents are human, rather than dumb Air Warrior OIL PRESSURE: shows you how much damoge that you've taken - only used when playing with a modem.
FLAPS: shows how far the flaps have deployed. Flaps decrease speed, but increase Bft (useful when taking off or landing).
GEAR: shows you whether your undercorrioge is up, down or only half way.
YOKE: this shows you where the control yoke is being pointed. Useful for when you lose your sense of direct toe and want to level up.
THROTTLE: this is a slider controlled by pressing the left .
Mouse button and pushing or pulling the mouse.
SIDE: shows which country you're flying for (this is only active when playing on-line via a modem).
STALL LIGHT: when this goes red, your plane has lost flying speed and will start to dip toworefs the ground.
Push the mouse forward, and when the light goes out pull back again.
SPEED: wist to keep
o check on how lost you're flying.
Measured in mph.
ROC: rate of climb.
Useful for landing - it should be as dose to 0 (tero) as possible.
ACCL: acceleration in the upward or downward directions. Measures the Gs octing on you and the plane.
CHANNEL: shows which radio channel you're using. Again, only useful when playing by modem.
COMPASS: very important! Shows your current heading (0 = North; 90 = East; 180 - Sooth; 270 = West).
EXPANDABLE SYSTEM Air Warrior looks and sounds pretty dull on the Coverdisk, but it can be prettied up. If you put sound samples with certain names in the AirWar drawer, then they will play instead of the built in droning noise. So you can have a different sound for a jet engine, bailing out. Guns firing, and so on.
You can’t do this on the Coverdisk itself though, because there isn't any space on it whatsoever. To put Air Warrior onto a different disk, first load Workbench. Format a blank disk it you haven't got one handy. Double click on its icon - an empty window will open.
Then put the Coverdisk in. Double click on it. And click and drag (hold the left mouse button down) the Air_War drawer and plonk it into the Empty window. After several disk swaps, the drawer will be copied over to the Empty disk.
To run such a version of Air Warrior, you will have to load Workbench first - but it does give you the most space on a disk to use custom sounds in your games. You can also use different plane views, although there are none on the Coverdisk and they are not common yet. More details on this can be found in the Air Warrior notes on the disk, and we might release plane views on future Coverdisks.
Computers. Naturally you can chat with them while you're trying to blast them out of existence. An odd but rewarding experience.
To load Air Warrior from the Coverdisk. Just click on quit from the menu. Some messages will appear, explaining a few ins and outs of the disk - don't worry if you can't read it fast enough, because it will reappear as you play the game.
The most important thing to understand at first is that there are no opponents unless you connect to the main service at Online via a modem. You cannot shoot, and you cannot bomb. This is disappointing, but unless you leant to fly well you haven't a chance against seasoned Air Warrior players. Believe me - I've been shot out of the sky dozens of times.
Once loaded, the game will display the picture as on the Covcrdisk label. Press the right mouse button to access the menus-quite a few, aren't there? Obviously you just want to get airborne, so if you can't wail then continue reading the “First flight" panel.
Every time that you change something on the menus, the game attempts to save that change hack to the disk.
The best thing to do is to run the game from cold (switch your machine off for about five minutes, then load as normal) with the game write enabled - you can't sec through the hole in the comer. That way. It can save the changes, and there's no chance of a virus getting onto the disk.
As set-up on the Covcrdisk. Air Warrior will respond to the mouse only. The game cannot use a digital joystick (the conventional switched joystick type beloved of computer gamers the world over).
However, you can plug an analogue joystick in and Continued overleaf To read this, load the game, keep the right mouse button pressed, and move the joystick up and to the left (lo the Control ntenui. Move down to About, and let go of the mouse button. When you've finished studying this, click on the box in the top left comer of the screen with the left button.
You maybe interested to learn that Air Warrior is not a new game - Mac and PC versions have been around for years. However, now Amiga owners have the chance to compete in the best flight sim ever!
Use lhal. Assuming lhat you are lucky enough lo own one. There is a wiring diagram within Workbench this issue (Page 207) lo show you how to wire-up a PC analogue joystick lo your Amiga - a correct one this time.
More information on controlling the game can be found in the Air Warrior notes contained on the Covcrdisk (just click on this option from the Console menu). There is a fairly comprehensive listing of all the controls in the About menu within the game. This is well worth a look before you fly.
PLAY FOR REAL!
To connect to Online's Air Warrior terminal system you will need: a) a modem ot at least 1200 1200 speed: b) a cable to connect the modem to your Amiga: and c) a telephone socket to plug the modem into.
Load Workbench, then put the Coverdisk in and double click on it. Double click on the Air War drawer, and finally on the AirWarrior2.5a icon. After a couple ot disk swaps (if you haven't got a second drive) the simulator will load as normal.
Next, go to the Control menu and select Online mode. Then go to the Setup menu and select Dial.
The modem will dial the Air Warrior number (UK only) and you will then connect to the terminal server.
Type "online" to begin.
The first thing you have to do is get some credit on the service, so have your credit card ready.
Online Air Warrior only costs £1.50 plus VAT, which Is pretty good considering how much 0898 numbers or full-price disk games cost. After that, the system will guide you through. Oh, and one final thing - nearly all Air Warrior players start after 10pm at night, to save on the phone bills. See you there!
KNIGHTMARE FIX Tony Crowther PAL NSTC Many, many new A500 Plus owners were disappointed that the Knlghlmare demo from last month's Coverdisk did not work on their machines. After exhaustive checking, the author of the demo (Tony Crowther) found the reason why. One bit (binary digit - an 'on off switch in memory) was flicked the wrong way.
The Fix on this Coverdisk will change last month’s disk to work on all Amlgas. Have last month’s Coverdisk to hand, load this month's disk, click on the Fix option and follow the onscreen prompts. Just put last month's disk in when asked, the program will change it, and then put this month's disk back in.
One word of caution: never run the Fix on the same disk twice! The reason why is to do with the way the Fix works. It takes the old Knlghlmare demo, and adds a little bit to the beginning and end, then saves the new. Bigger file back to last month's disk.
If you do this again (add a bit to the beginning and the end) then it won't work. Now everyone can enjoy the demol The easiest planes to fly are the World War I types
- a.ord the Dr I (the Fokker triplane) as the views are a b t
restricted. The DVII Is much easier to cope with tor your first
flight.
To select It, click and hold the right mouse button move the mouse up and to the left to the Transport menu. Then move down to WWI Planes, then "vgnt and down a bit to the DVII - let go when you re there.
The page will disappear, being replaced by the Coverdts* message. This happens every time you go from the menu front end' to the flying bits and Don't let It bother you. (If you want a i to read the message, just select quit Irom the Control menu.)
You w end up looking out of the cockpit of your airplane Remember, It’s a biplane, so It has two sets ot wings (pretty obvious really). Right, let's get airborne.
First, press the '8' key to start your engine.
Press the '7 key to push the throttle all the way (you could press the left mouse button and push the mouse away from you. But the '7' key Is faster when taking off). You'll start taxiing very quickly - these old planes can take off in a very short space, so get ready for flying speed.
How can you tell when you're at flying speed?
Easy, just look at the Stall indicator. When this changes from red to white, you are able to take off.
Here's o view from the Online gome itself. A Spitfire, piloted by Lone Wolf, flies post.
He's just waiting for me to get airborne... In common with oil experienced pilots, lone Wolf bends over bock- wordi to help novice ployers (before shooting them down).
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'• J - Hi dfc I E U - InBWi 3 1153: ?1 3 12U: t?» MARCH 1992 FIRST FLIGHT Wait a couple of seconds to gain some extra speed, then pull the mouse gently towards you to take off. Don't pull back too sharply or the plane will lose speed and crash. And don't bother trying to raise your undercarriage (the key) because these planes can't!
Gain some height before trying anything else
- It's wise to be at least 10,00 feet above the ground before
trying anything. You'll be amazed at how fast these planes can
manoeuvre - their only let down is they don't go very fast.
Places of interest: if you head away from your starting point at about 190. You'll come to a factory. Try flying between the two chimney stacks without ploughing into the ground on the other side - It's not at all easy. Or. You could try flying to a different airfield and landing - head at about 180 trom when you take off.
Once you get bored of wallowing around the sky, you can quit flying by pressing the Esc key, then E, and finally Return. Or you could attempt to get back down to earth again... Reduce speed to about 15 per cent (by keeping the left mouse button pressed and pulling the mouse back). To line up for final approach, use the rudder; the A key moves the rudder left: the D key moves it right; and the S key centres it. Your plane must be virtually level and flying slowly to avoid crashing. Good luck - It's difficult!
Mba rnwr carom ji | bn | oho | Hi | an I'TfcigfcSTAa oat Km m ~ | Kb Mm* mot I renrwnma i-Bramarss I Oat Haas rftHS | Hflu e I fw'WM.fl'iS |" ’kl’fM«KSr I W laMa .ull*r | MbalWTKS This is th« now menu for Coverdisk 31. The Fix on this month's disk even changes this so that people won't be confused about the Knlghlmare demo working on a Plus. It will nowl SEQUENCER ONE SAMPLES Gajlts Music Software PAJ f T3C Hmm. There was another problem with last month's Coverdisk. Although we said it had some samples on for the Sequencer One competition. In fact they weren't actually included on the
disk! However, they are on this month's disk, and we have extended the closing date until the March 31 to give you a chance to compose your masterpiece.
The prizes: one Roland CM300 sound module to design your bleeps on, and one Roland PC-200 master keyboard to compose your tunes on. Both are state-of-the-art MIDI compatible kit
- they've only just gone on the market!
All you have to do to win Is compose a tune using at least one ot the 10 samples on the disk (they're In a drawer called Samples). You can use a selection of your own samples as well: up to five can come from somewhere else. Ignore the bit in last month's magazine about using just the included samples: feel free to experiment so long as one sample came from the Samples drawer.
You haven't got any more samples? Well, there's a few more to be found In the 1 Banana directory (as used by Top Banana). Mind you, if you use them, your music Is going to sound very odd indeed. Have fun, and get your entries to us (by March 31) at: Sequence Something Simple Competition Amiga Format 29 Monmouth Street Bath AVON BA1 2AP.
Using Your Coverdisk
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. This may
sound like a complicated task, suitable only for techno
buffs, but it's surprisingly simple to do, just follow the
simple instructions for copying the disk which are given
below.
3. Read the instructions when using the programs.
Backing up your Disk There are two ways of making a copy of your disk, and this is the easy one. Don't be daunted by the fact that you need to use the Shell or CLI: it's actually a lot easier than you might think.
Just follow these simple steps... tarOMc*; « *. Fell, sm frti
- 94 : B.idbii ” ” airl S C TSS.T T rOrM IwlKkIV 2 When the
Shel window appears ond the drive Kght is out, type in:
Dinkcopy Cram DPO: to DPOr and press the Return key.
1 tm. ItH u rii
3. The Amiga will now alk you to insert the 'source' dish.
It means the disk you want to copy, so put the Coverdisk in the drive and press the Return key.
_2£ MARCH 1992
S. Pvt the source Ask and destination Ask in o couple more times
when the AMIGA asks for them. When it says "Diskcopy Finished"
just type in: endcll to get out of the Shel or Cll. You may
have to put the Workbench Ask in ogam. Now your copy is ready!
DISK PROBLEMS?
N you have a problem with the disk - and you're sure the disk is in fuN working order - then you may need a little help. If you ring us on any Tuesday, and ask to speak to Pat McDonald, he will do his best to help you. Please understand, giving this sort of advice is time-consuming and we are very busy people, so only call if you really have to and do be considerate if we can't talk to you just then. If the problem is particularly complex It Is better to send it to us in written detail. It wM then be dealt with in the Workbench pages of the magazine.
BE CAREFUL!
We have done our best to check that the programs on the Amiga Format Coverdisk are simple to use and have no known viruses.
We cannot usually answer complex telephone queries on the software (see the Disk Problems? Box) and we do not accept liability for any consequences of using the numerous programs that are on the disk.
COPYRIGHT Unless it is specifically stated, the programs on the Coverdisk are not in the Public Domain and the copyright remains with the author of the program.
Because some of the programs on the Coverdisk are not PD. Selling or distributing them without the author's specific permission is against the laws of copyright.
Disk not working?
A? Duplicate over 160,000 disks every month. Out of all those, obviously a few » be faulty. If the disk or any of the programs will not load or run properly, there may be a problem. Don't panic!
: rst try using the DiskDoctor utility on your Workbench disk to rescue it sending it off for a replacement. In-full details of DiskDoctor can be found r ne .sec’s manual that came with your machine.
- :wever, if your Coverdisk is faulty, you should send it back
INCLUDING AN SA£ • • a free replacement within a month of the
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"Fast just isn’t the word for this 3D - an excellent game that more than lives up to it’s name." - ACE "Epic is one of the finest products i have played this year, the depth of gameplay and graphics are of a truly stunning standard... the sheer number of vectors used on the screen is incredible with the final battle having over 500 independently minded ships." - Games X BOTH AVAILABLE FOR ATARI ST "Knocks your socks off... you've never seen 3D as good as this.
The 3D twist works extremely well and arguably makes Robocop 3 the best film licence yet." - ACE 'The vectors are super slick and smooth, all animations are top notch, giving us some of the best vectors around and the screens are superbly drawn. This is definitely one of the best film licences yet." - GAMES X AMIGA - IBM PC & COMPATIBLES March mented a spokesman for the distributor, "and we could do it at a negligible cost." A simple circuit board modification allows a trap-door RAM expansion to be used as Chip memory for recent 5I2K Amigas. While machines a couple of years older w ould need
a change of Agnus chip loo.
PRICE CRUCIAL If Commodore can keep the price under £300. As expected, research suggests that it will sell in droves.
This research is based entirely on a survey undertaken by Amiga Format in October 1990. Some seven months before the Amiga CDTV was released and 17 months before the A690 Is due to become available.
Of people who responded to the survey. 98 per cent were interested in upgrading to CDTV specification, and 48 per cent said they would be w illing to pay £300 or more to do so. If. As Commodore estimate, there arc around a million Amiga users in the UK. This would mean a potential base of 480.000 CD users.
Getting a wide, iastalled base of CD users is crucial to the future of CD as a medium for Amiga software.
With so much data involved in the development of a 500-Megabyte CD title, a good one is going to be very, very expensive to produce. We can only expect to sec really impressive titles when software houses know they can make the development money back in sales, so let's hope Amiga CD takes off.
In the short term, however, whether Amiga users will want to buy a CD drive will depend on the quality of the 'first generation' of CD titles. Which is why Amiga Format assesses the first 45 titles to become available as our main feature for this month. Just a couple of outstanding titles could be enough to make buying a CD title worthwhile. The brave new world of CD software starts on Page 23.
MARCH 1991 Commodore UK has promised that the Amiga CD- ROM drive is almost here. Their spokesman Andrew Ball told Amiga Format We re working to introduce it in March and we're hoping to hit a price-point of under £300. We are really looking forward to it".
The unit, known as the A690. Will plug onto the side of an Amiga 500 enabling the Amiga to load and run CDTV discs. It will come with a separate power supply and a 'caddv' into which a CD must be slotted before you put it in the drive. It features an on off volume switch and headphone socket on the front, with stereo audio-in and audio-out sockets on the back.
Compact discs offer over 500 Megabytes of data storage - the equivalent of 640 normal floppy disks - so CD titles have the potential to include large quantities of stunning graphics. Sound can also be played from proper hi-fi tracks on the disc, so accompanying music and sound effects can be better than ever before.
PROTOTYPES IMPROVED Commodore UK received a number of prototypes of the A690 before Christmas, which have been put on test at their Maidenhead HQ and circulated to developers. The UK ami of the international firm is currently exploring the possibility of modifications which would suit British users, including a pass-through connector of some kind to allow an A590 hard drive to be connected at the same time as the A690.
Being able to run a hard drive at the same time as the CD drive would mean, for instance, that picture files from a CD-based graphics resource library could be saved to hard drive and used in Deluxe Puint. Even if the pass-through modification is not made, there is a reduced connector available on the A690 similar to the one inside a CDTV. To which a SCSI interface could be attached, allowing the use of a stand-alone hard drive.
The prototype A690 w ill only work with machines that have a Megabyte of Chip RAM available. A major Commodore distributor we spoke to did not see this as a problem, if the same were to be true of the final version. "The conversion’s very easy." Com- A690 set to go on sale in by Damien Noonan Workbench 2 reaches A1500 The A 15(H) and 2000 are now going on sale with the new Workbench 2 fitted. Commodore spokesman Andrew Ball comments "It's happening now.
There's probably a few 1500s still in the channel with 1.3 in. But we re shipping with 2 now".
As far as Amiga Format can establish, the larger Amigas will not feature the new Agnus chip from the A500 Plus, which allows Chip memory to be expanded up to 2Mb. But it seems likely that the new Denise chip
• ill be installed, giving access to the new display modes for
anyone
• ho has a multisync monitor.
Is an Amiga portable on the way?
Last November. Amiga Format was contacted by a firm with a surprising idea.
Newer Technologies, of Oregon in the United States, told us that they were considering producing a portable Amiga: "We can have it ready by Christmas." They assured us.
What did we think?
It appears that Newer Technologies have developed an extremely compact machine, slightly larger than this page and only two-three inches thick, which unfolds to reveal a 10-inch colour or mono LCD screen. A high-end version would include a faster 68030 chip. However, a spokesman for Newer Technologies is quoted as saying, "the company is reassessing the product's viability."
This could be due to the fact that Commodore have complete copyright over the Amiga's custom chips, which would be vital to a clone Amiga. Commodore would be expected to react hostilelv to another company using their design, especially if a rumour that Commodore arc developing their own portable Amiga should prove to be true.
If the portable Amiga docs appear, it's likely to be expensive. Lightweight power supplies and screens are not cheap American market secs the Amiga as a serious creativity tool and the portable would be targeted at video work, in a similar way to Apple's Macintosh portable, so the gamer's dream of a portable Amiga games machine is unlikely to come true. We'll keep you updated as the situation develops.
Editor's Opinion Should we worry about pornography?
On Sunday 19 January, The Independent On Sunday ran a story under the headline "Family computer magazines advertise hard porn tor 99p" which "revealed" that Public Domain disks are available featuring pornographic subjects, some of extremely dubious taste and legality.
I’m the editor ot Britain's top-selling "family computer magazine", and this article left me with mixed feelings. I'm pleased that the newspaper has attempted to increase awareness of a thorny subject, but I'm also aggrieved that it should tar all magazines with the same brush.
Pornography of a highly explicit nature does exist on the Amiga. Parents should be aware of that, and do their best to keep an eye out for it. But It's up to the rest of us to make sure that the situation improves, and as rapidly as possible, until the accepted bounds of taste and appropriateness are no longer exceeded.
Particularly since the arrival of the Channel 4 computer games programme Gamesmaster, the national media are finally realising that computers now have a major part in our national culture. The computer industry is on the verge of maturity, and with it comes a responsibility to behave in a mature and professional manner.
For the Public Domain suppliers, this means monitoring what you sell, and who you sell It to. PD Is no longer an underground subculture and hard-core pornography isn't just a laugh, it's a serious subject.
Some ot it would be illegal in a video, so it's also Illegal when put on a floppy disk.
As for our part in this, Amiga Formal addressed the issue of pornographic PD a long time ago. One PD supplier told me last week, "We stopped doing any kind of porn when Amiga Formal started clamping down on it back in mid-1990 ".
This magazine is not acting illegally in carrying an advertisement for pornographic material unless the ad itself is pornographic, but from our own awareness of our status as a family magazine we established a rule that PD companies who carry pornographic disks in their catalogues can only state that they have adult material, not mention specific titles, and should request proof of age. Our typesetters are briefed to read through advertisements and object to anything that sounds dubious. In other words, we do not see ourselves as censors: but we do have a lot of younger readers and we feel
the magazine should be appropriate for them to read.
We can control what is advertised, but not what PD libraries actually stock and what they list In their catalogues. Anything that would be on the top shelf ot the newsagent I would consider to be adult material, and anything that the newsagent wouldn't even sell should be weeded out carefully. Of course, there s a grey area. I don't think we can proscribe pictures of the kind that would be printed on Page 3 of a national family newspaper.
PD suppliers who advertise in the magazine can do three things. One. They can join the PD Standards Group, who have a laudable charter ot standards ot service including a ban on pornographic material.
Two. They can stop stocking pornographic material and include a symbol on their advertisements that states that they do not carry such material. And three, those that do carry adult material can make quite sure that it only reaches adults. I'd like to see It happen, tor everybody's peace ot mind and the computer industry's good.
The Amiga Format show machine nits the road again Following the enormous success of the World of Commodore show last November, which was organised by Amiga Format, our sister magazine Amiga Shopper are about to steal some of the limelight.
AMIGA SlldW The Amiga Shopper Show will take place in London at Wembley on May 15-17. And will rellect the emphasis of the magazine: it'll be a great opportunity to buy all those expansions, widgets and software that Amiga Shopper is always recommending.
Major firms, like printer manufacturer Citizen, are already booked, and w ill be demonstrating their latest products. And according to Greg Ingham, publisher ot Amiga Format and the show's organiser, there will be "loads of bargs." Which is either a misprint for "barges' or means you'll be able to buy lots of stuff real cheap.
Amiga Shopper are organising a number of technical seminars, where technical subjects will be discussed and your questions answered by the magazine's experts. "It will be an exciting opportunity to meet our readers and talk about programming languages and things." Says Amiga Shopper's Deputy Editor Cliff Ramshaw, who is himself a dab hand with a C compiler.
But of course we broad-minded Amiga fans can't leave it all to the technically-minded, so our other sister Amiga magazine is organising the Amiga Power games arcade, w ith all the latest games available for you to play and competitions for you to take pan in. And. Of course, the Amiga Format team will be putting their oar in wherever possible.
Entry on the day will cost £6 for adults and £4 for undcr-!4s. But you'd be wise to save yourself a boh or two by booking in advance. The credit card hotline for advance bookings is 051-356 5085. See you there!
An answer to the accelerator debate?
If you're in the market for an accelerator, it's how much raw power you get for your money that counts. While there are now a number of 68030 accelerator cards on the market at cver- lower prices, they currently face competition from only two cards equipped with the king of the Motorola 68000 range, the 68040.
Not only hove RCS «ut the price ol a 68040 accelerator, but they've °ne of ,hcsc is lhe Fusi"" Fon card llom also improved its MPH as well. RCS in America, who have appointed Analog as a "technical resource centre' for the card in the UK. "All 040 designs will align themselves in horsepower - it's down to the silicon." Says Graham Heggic.
Explaining that the firm is committed to competitive pricing to maintain the board's advantage over other '040 cards, even w hen new ones do appear. The price has dropped to £1.395. And w ithin the limits of the chip, ¦grunt' is greater too: a tweak to the floating point processing has enabled them to improve the overall performance of the card.
Analog 0203 471111 New dealer network makes your local store stronger A national network of local shops might sound like a UK supplier for Microbolics hardware, who are selling contradiction in terms, but it's an idea that could take a new Goldstar TV-monitor at £199. And will provide a off. The Calculus name will be appearing soon on 'Calculus Megadisc' (the Fred Fish collection) contain- stores nationw ide, the idea being that customers can ing 530 Amiga titles with all CDTVs they sell, contact a central phone number to gel details of where their local Calculus store is. Telephone operators
will then supply details of your local shop, or mail order, including what each store has in stock.
Calculus's Franchise Development Manager Stephen Rowe comments. "At the time of speaking, we have 74 stores nationwide, growing stronger by the day." And because the shops are all local independents.
Calculus believe that they w ill offer a high standard of servicc.'it's their own business: so they want people to come back and shop there again." Says Stephen.
The scheme is backed by major distributor CL.
Who intend to support the network by supplying it with Amiga products not available through other channels This it how your |0 0| Calculus computer general stare will and at good prices. Examples? Calculus will be sole look, as they go nationwide.
Look out ¦ he's back!
No window is safe. No fence is too high. The paperboy is determined to deliver the paper to his subscribers any way he can.
Tossing papers left and right, riding in three directions, jumping anything, this free-wheeling carrier visits more neighbourhoods and houses, faces more targets and obstacles, in more vivid colours than ever before.
Plus, rad stunt riding and BMX tracks in bonus rounds. Choose to ride as either Paperboy or Papergirl too!
For your local dealer, contact Mindscape International Ltd, The Coach House, Hooklands Estate, Scoynes Hill, West Sussex RH17 7NG. Tel: 0444 831 761 What's new... what's due... what's coming Checkmate Digital, who came out with a recased A500 called the A1500 before Commodore launched their Amiga 1500. Have finished development work on their latest recase. The HiQ Tower System will take an A500 and turn it into a smart under-the-desk tower unit with four B2000-style expansion slots, a CPU slot and a Video Toaster-compatible full video slot. Pricing varies according to the conversion involved,
but the straightforward system costs £399.
Checkmate Digital 071-923 0658 VistaPro. The excellent fractal landscape modeller, has been enhanced by the release of two new support packages. MakePath can be used to create a 'script' for an animation, which VistaPro can be left alone to render, while Terraform is a way of creating landscapes (DEM files, to experienced users) by actually building them w ith the mouse.
HB Marketing 0753 686000 TV Paint, the astonishing but highly expensive 24-bit paint program, has been upgraded once more, and the price is now lower. Version 1.5 of the program, which is the ideal software extra to the Harlequin 32-bit framebuffer, now features real-time anti-aliasing. Colour ranges, brush wrapping and more - and it's still evolving.
Amiga Centre Scotland 031-557 4242 If you wont to use Sequencer One (Issue 30) with o MIDI ktyboord, then this will help hook you up.
MIDI music fans should look out for a new MIDI interface from Tccnoplus. It includes one MIDI in. Two MIDI out and one MIDI thru socket and comes with all the necessary leads as well as a free copy of the sequencing program Music X Junior. For £39.95 it rcp-
• e-ents good value for anyone who has a keyboard and
- ants to hook it up.
Tccnoplus 0604 768711 Vrt Department Professional is enhanced by the a , al of a new Professional Conversion Pack, which ail- modules that can read and write in new profes- si.rjl graphics file formats. New formats are XI1 and Sax while existing TIFF. Targa and Rendition file
• -jrsding is improved.
S ici 081-309 1111 Art Department Professional has also undergone an upgrade, intended originally by ASDG to be a small update but now a full new release. Version 2.1 will include a batch processing system that will help in the conversion of a number of files from one type to another, and an additional program named FRED, which allows you to script an animation from a visual layout of miniaturised images.
Silica 081-309 1111 ICD have announced worldwide price-cuts on their range of strikingly well-made, but previously overpriced hardware. Examples quoted are the Flicker Free Video card for the A500 at USS299 and the Novia 20i internal hard drive for the A500 at USS245.
These prices should be reflected in similar reductions in the UK. But these still weren't available at the time of going to press.
Power Computing 0234 843388 Polaroid have made their world-beating CI-3000 Digital Palette, a system for the instant printing of 35mm slides from computer graphics, compatible with the Amiga. Polaroid comment that the Amiga is the only conventional computer that offers full TV overscan graphics. The Cl-3000 plugs in the parallel port and outputs 16-million colour images. It can be driven by an enhanced version of Art Department Professional costing £169.95. HB Marketing 0753 686000 The 16-bit Computer Show takes place again al the Wembley Exhibition Centre on February 14-16.
Covering the Atari ST (if anybody still has one) and the PC as well as the Amiga, the show will see the first proper showing of the Checkmate Tower System and 3D modelling program Caligari 2. As well as PanDAAL's new DAATAscan software. Entry costs £6 for adults and £4 for under 10s.
Trilogic have announced substantial cuts in the prices of their hard-drive range. The Datafiyer 500 56 Mb drive is down from £349 to £299. The 130 Mb drive down from £499 to 449. The Datafiyer 2000 is reduced by £70. The 56 Mb version now £229 and the 130 Mb one only £379.
Trilogic 0274 691115 Printer buyers, be aware!
We'd fike to point oat to anyone on the look-out for a bargain printer that on article headed 'Weird printers' onPoge 79 ol Amiga Format Issue 30 was not a warning ogainst baying cheap printers. The point wo wore making is that it's very (fiffkult to make an old, obscure, second-hand printer work with an Amiga. Now budget-prke printers, particularly the Seicosha SP-1900 with which we Mustrated the article, con be bought in confidence. Our apologies to Sifica (081-309 1111), who supply the Seikosha, for using the wrong picture.
Amiga on Hie telly... Anyone keen on television Amiga-spotting who has missed the machine's appearances in such top programs as Neighbours and Bergerac, will be pleased to know that a forthcoming episode of Lovejoy features an Amiga as co-star. The episode, to be broadcast on Sunday 27 February, will see an Amiga used with the digitiser Colourpic. Though what for is anyone's guess.
Apparently the BBC are obliged to do things properly, so if you don't know what a video digitiser docs you'll get a good lesson.
JCL are about to release a new Plus version of Colourpic, a real-time digitiser which will feature a larger RAM buffer, animation facility and a whole host of extras.
JCL 0892 510845 You on (he telly...?
Fans of the television series Knightmare will be pleased to know that a new series is to be broadcast later in the year, and that you have the chance to take part. The interactive adventure series, which has just been turned into an excellent computer game (demoed on the Coverdisk of last month's Amiga Format).
Will start shooting in August, so you'll have to be under 16 and over 11 on that date to take part.
Interested applicants will need to have three friends who fulfil the same criteria and should write, enclosing an SAE. For an application form. The address is Knightmare. Broadsword TV. Anglia House. Norwich NR 1 3JG. Do it now, because your application must be in by February 29!
Llte Amiga illustrates a book A small independent publishing house is breaking new ground with the release of a book illustrated with eight lovely full-colour illustrations done entirely on the Amiga. It's the first translation of a Chinese story in the popular martial arts novel genre - "a blend of chivalry, fantasy, sorcery and martial arts adventure" according to the publishers.
The book costs £8.75 by mail order from the publishers and sets of four postcards, of the Amiga illustrations, arc available in a limited edition of about
1. 000. You should write to Wellsweep, 719 Fulham Road. London
SW6 5UL.
* AT ou are setting forth intpanot'fiWflace; another time,
another ¦world,*said
* yTreguard, The 'Dungeon washer, '‘ftridjdtiat maizes you thin f
that you four mere J mortals will succeed in the Qiii&fjwhen so
many others have failed?"
I understood, at that nkrment, that our mission was going to take all our endurance, all our collective skill, and, most of all a depth of courage, that I wasn't sure we possessed.
Ever since ITV's award-winning series hit our screens, the world has been waiting tor a computer game worthy of the name The wait is over Tony Crowther s amazing re-creation has everything Using the same game system that made Captive adventure game of the year for 1990. Knightmare makes dungeons and dragons games seem like newts splashing around in a muddy puddle Knightmare' is a sophisticated role-playing adventure where you ate challenged lo solve complex puzzles, logic problems and riddles that reveal a rich ever-mote rewarding storyline Your tourney takes you deep into the dungeons ol
Diinshelui. To a cataclysmic meeting with Lord Fear and the unthinkably horrible FrightKnight Whether or not the meeting is terminal is up to yon You will need wisdom tenacity alacrity and. Atiove all. Courage Bui you have all those things, don't you 9 © Available tor Amiga & Atari ST m A N (11 I A li lrvisiiiii I limit 1 Knightmare is copyright Anglia Television anil Broadsword Television Game copyright 1991 Mmdscape International Limited Captive Copyright 1990 1991 Mmdscape International I milled all lights rcscived Written by Tony Crowthei MINDSCAPE For your local dealer, contact
Mindscape International Ltd The Coach House. Hooklands Estate. Scaynes Hill West Sussex RH17 7NG Tel 0444 331 761 MIND CONTROL let your imagination rule the creen a Enjoy playing computer adventure games? Think about the thrill of creating them! Your own Magicians, Monsters, Heroes... as many games as you can imagine.
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Now Aegis Visionary can make you a top game developer overnight. Feel the thrill of creating your own adventure games. Aegis Visionary makes all this possible now with a revolutionary, powerful, easy-to- use new language that anyone can use. With Aegis Visionary, the Universe is yours!
This program was designed specifically for the creation of text, sound, and animated graphic adventure games.
Visionary has a memory-efficient high-speed compiler and fully interactive debugger. With Aegis Visionary, you do not need to know the nitty-gritty details of how the system works. You can concentrate on the creative process of writing your adventure games. Aegis Visionary's language is designed to be as much like English as possible.
Superior Graphic Support Aegis Visionary offers more than 20 commands just for setting up graphic screens, rendering images into those screens, and providing special effects and user interaction. The program provides a number of facilities for color cycling, fades and wipes for professional transitions from screen to screen.
Yoiir games can have:
65. 000 rooms with 32 attributes per room
65. 000 objects induding non-playing characters who can interact
with players 32 attributes per object
65. 000 subroutines
65. 000 ACTION blocks
128. 000 variables Plus: Stereo sound 25 IFF graphic screen
buffers 25 IFF sound buffers 50 IFF on-screen graphic
gadgets per screen 50 prepositions (user declared) 10
articles (user dedared) 70 powerful programming commands 19
mathematical operations Redefinable function keys
Larger-than-page scrolling Instant image blitting Speech
output Comprehensive user's manual Aegis Visionary supports:
Total mouse-driven adventure games HAM (Aegis SpectraColor)
Standard IFF Images Amiga 1FF-AN1M format Aegis AudioMaster
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for the first time anywhere, we re taking a look at the first 45 CD titles to become available, and telling you how good 23 they are. Or aren’t... -j| MARCH 1992 1991 INTERACTIVE BOOKS P36-39 AMERICAN VISTA ATLAS WORLD VISTA ATLAS TIMETABLE OF HISTORY: BUSINESS, POLITICS AND MEDIA TIMETABLE OF HISTORY: SCIENCE AND INNOVATION AMERICAN HERITAGE ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPAEDIA DR WELLMAN GARDENFAX: INDOOR PLANTS GARDENFAX: TREES, SHRUBS, ROSES AND CONIFERS THE ILLUSTRATED HOLY BIBLE In the first few seconds of watching this, you arc easily convinced that it's a major achievement. The intro, with its
bold, colourful cartoon graphics and a real Sam Spade private dick introducing himself on the audio soundtrack, is impressive enough.
But what happens before the game starts makes the intro look minimal. You must fill in all the background and set the scenario, so you watch the Prologue. This is a full 10 minutes of what is. In effect, a graphic novel, presented beautifully in the television medium with excellent narration and soundtrack.
THE CASE OF THE CAUTIOUS CONDOR £34.99 TIGER MEDIA So far. So very, very excellent. And now it's time to play the game. You've been invited on board a luxury air cruiser, the Condor, by a wealthy eccentric in the Howard Hughes mould. Your fellow passengers are all suspects in a murder, lured there by your host.
But you have only 30 minutes until the flight is over and you must find the killer before the plane lands... Sadly, the overwhelming excellence of the presentation is let down by the gameplav. To pick up clues to the identity of the murderer, you must wander around the 10 or so rooms talking to the suspects, listening in on their conversations and searching for evidence. To nail the killer you'll need to have established motive, means and opportunity.
What this boils down to is clicking on the MARCH 1992 This is a prime example of an Amiga game that has been ported over to CD-ROM. It's also a very old Amiga game. As you would expect, the main enhancement is a hi-fi audio soundtrack, which means that the very pretty and pleasant Amiga graphics which made a name for this one w hen it first appeared some four years ago are enhanced by some very pretty and pleasant music done on a synthesiser and sounding just about medieval enough to suit the atmosphere of the game.
DEFENDER OF THE CROWN £29.99 CINEMAWARE There's also some audio by an actor as the narrator who comments on your progress through the game. This is the voice of an American pretending to be English and sounds like a cross between an insurance salesman and an Australian.
The game itself is a simple strategy game set m Merrie England of the medieval knights and jousts period. It's based on building up the strength of your army to acquire land and take castles until the whole of England falls under SNOOPY: THE CASE OF THE MISSING BLANKET £34.99 THE EDGE MARCH 1992 1991 You keep your townspeople happy Zoomed out, you con see where by building them facilities. Your people ore having problems.
Me ou want to visit, clicking on the
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people at the ini time to hear the right things.
You'll play time and time again, leam- £ more each time you do. Until finally si can piece the puzzle together within r time limit. Unfortunately, this sort of frustration-breeds-eventual-success game- P** is far too unsophisticated and ultimately unrewarding.
In terms of presentation. Condor authors Tiger Media have nothing to learn :r"tn anyone. This disc is worth buying iust as a vaguely interactive graphic novel
- it looks and sounds gorgeous - and it's
• he first true CD game there is. It's also quite enjoyable. But
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zjincs like Dclphinc's Cruise for a Corpse, which is a very
similar concept.
Your sway. Battles arc just commentaries in which you are told whether you've won or lost, with only the simplest of decision-taking involved and 110 real information on which to base decisions.
This is interspersed with joyslick-wag- gbng sessions (taking part in a joust, swordfighting while taking a castle, etc) which on CDTV become furious Button A pressing sessions and on Amiga CD-ROM will be mouse-button bashing sessions.
To be honest though, there's not an awful lot of game here, though what there is b enjoyable enough. Some of the static screens with CD music are delightful, but even these get annoying after a while as they hold up the gameplay. But this docs cxxne over as a professional CD presenta-
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The game itself is terribly simple indeed, aimed at younger children. You control Snoopy as he wanders across screen after screen, trying to locate objects and use them in an appropriate way in order to progress. Eventually he will find Linus's famous missing blanket.
On the way to this discovery, though, he'll probably get rather bored. The graphics are colourful and pleasant enough and the animations are really quite good, but the simple puzzles and the liming problems which make up the gameplay just don't add enough playing interest.
LEMMINGS G34.99 PSYGNOSIS We won't even bother describing this game to you. Because if you don't know what it's about by now you must have been spending the last year dead for tax reasons. Suffice lo say it's a straight port of the Amiga version, which causes one small problem: control. Getting the pointer swiftly across the screen to reach the 'Floater' icon before that lemming takes a leap into space, or positioning it accuSIM CITY £29.99 INFOGRAMES Another Amiga game enhanced, but a very excellent Amiga game with some well- thought-out enhancements. The in-game music is full hi-fi audio,
and was recorded by a rock band in a studio, and it's very good.
The game has been tweaked in places with the addition of a fancy zoom mode, plus a number of modifications to the structure along with some new scenarios that weren't on the Amiga version.
This is a classic strategy game in which you build a city by catering for the needs of its inhabitants. The better the municipal facilities that you provide the citizens, the more popular you will become and the more likely your chances of being re-elected as mayor. And if you can handle such natural disasters as Godzilla stomping on your city, all the better.
Much like Lemmings, this really is a top-notch Amiga game ihe Continued overleaf rately enough lo start building a bridge just on the lip of that chasm, is made more difficult than it needs to be by the remote control's lack of responsiveness. That aside, this is still a marvellous game on any format and is good enough to live in anyone's living room.
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This is an interactive murder mystery, apparently. In actual fact it's more ot an interactive storybook, in which the story ot Sherlock Holmes' most famous case is broken down into small chunks.
It’s based on an idea for presenting a murder mystery developed by a book publisher a number of years ago. You are given the book as a kind of crime file and you are encouraged to read It through event-by-event and try to develop your own idea of the solution .
On CD. This means you must navi- ..... . „ . From this moin screen you can choose to listen to a gate your way through huge wodges of noriotion „ [eod ieo(m Wow, on-screen text and look at the odd digitised photograph. It's a terrible way of reading a book and it does not add any real element of interactive enjoyment.
On top of which, the presentation is dire apart from the employing of a professional narrator. Buy the book.
PSYCHO KILLER £29.99 ON-LINE MARCH 1992 1991 Weirdncss has always been something of a trademark of French games and though we’ve never actually seen this one on the Amiga over here I have little doubt that it was actually an Amiga game originally.
It’s a bunch of very peculiar little tests of mental agility, quite similar an animated version of those IQ tests that you see in newspaper for MENSA.
One nice thing about this set of mind teasers is that you can choose in a number of languages, so it's a great way to learn the Spanish "Touch the two pictures that match and are joined hy lines”, involves some very bizarre graphics and weird synthe- sound effects. But is it fun? Only I’ i"I [ a while.
BATTLE STO RM £29.99 TTTUS Surprise. Surprise, it's an Amiga arcade game. Ycl more massive use of the potential of CD- ROM - I don’t think.
This is simply an omni-directional kind of shoot-cm-up that is in the mould of something like Psygnosis" recent Amnios. It’s not even a particularly good one. And with absolutely no concessions at all to the medium of CD it has to remain a disappointment.
Should we even bother describing the gameplay? Well, you whiz around the screen shooting things and collecting other things, the graphics arc rather nice, there’s two different control methods and a bunch of levels.
And that’s about yer lot. Mind you. It comes on a very pretty picture CD.
MIND RUN £29.99 CREALUDE CHAOS IN ANDROMEDA £29.99 ON-UNE Again, this is an Amiga game. It's a large adventure game created by a Danish team and as such, it has something of an enthusiast feel to it: it's very reminiscent of a Public Domain-style game, but on a major scale. Rather like Tangerine Dream music, it you do like this sort of thing and have the patience to get into it, it will no doubt reward you by absorbing you into its own little world.
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Messages and conversations are printed In a message box below the main view. This game, though. Is not really going to appeal to anyone who is not already a bit of a fan of the adventure gaming genre, and even then it's not an outstanding example of this style of On-Line are one of the few visionaries to realise that they can use the Amiga to develop real interactive movies. Sadly, they have come up with an interactive home video. The whole thing is shot as if it were a movie using still photographs which are then digitised.
A narrator unfolds the story as you navigate around the Home Counties trying not to get killed. Generally it's simply a matter of clicking to go right or left, but occasionally you have to react quickly, moving the pointer and clicking to avoid certain death and a restart.
This sort of you died this time but you'll get it right next time' gameplay is poor. And who wants to play a spotty herbert from the suburbs of London who drives a Vauxhall Chevette anyway? Not me.
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fault occur THE DISCIS CHILDREN'S BOOK SERIES Mud Puddle The
sand box was next to the house and hiding up on top of the
house there was a mud puddle.
And mirrors so large that they could see themselves from head to toe.
* But the poor girl had only a cold, dark room in the attic.
?_ MARCH 1992 THOMAS' SNOWSUIT down and said.
Thomas, put on that snowsuitr And Thomas said. ¦NNNNNOT Thomas really does not want to wear his snowsuit, and ends up in all sorts of tangles os o result. Kids will identify with the foot-stomping refusals to cathartic effect. Amercanishness intrudes slightly.
C34.«?«? AND E39.99 DISCIS Thi* is a delightful collection of popular children* picture hooks brought to the television.
Each one is operated in the same way. So in effect we'll deal with them as one collection.
The series is biased towards American books with American narrators and American spelling, but since the majority of children's television cartoons are now American-made, that would only be a problem for the fussiest of English parents. It also gives rise to an interesting feature of the series, in that every book can be read in Spanish.
America's second language, if you so w ish.
The format is the same for each book. The book is spread open in front of you. With the illustrations from the original printed versions reproduced in digitised form. And they're nicely digitised, too. The words are printed in large, friendly text, with never too much to read on one page. And there's music playing throughout, too.
Which makes the whole experience very like watching Jackanorx.
To move through the book, you click on the dog-cared bottom-right comer to turn the page or move a slider at the right-hand side. If you just w ant to listen to the story , you click on the little loudspeaker icon at the start of each paragraph and the narrator will read, turning the pages, to the end of the story . Each sentence is highlighted w hile it is read.
The interactive element is that you can click on any word on the page to hear it spoken, or hold down the button to hear an 'in context' description of the word. You can also click on any part of the picture and the word that describes whatever you've clicked on will appear on the screen and be spoken.
The only mild problems with the control system is that the CDTV tends not to take input when it's doing something else, such as loading the next piece of music or narration. This means that sometimes you click and nothing will happen: which could be just a bit too fussy for impatient little fingers.
The CD books are just as likely to become treasured possessions for younger children as 'real' books do already. They 're nicely presented to a very high professional standard. Of course, different stories will be preferred bv different people according to the subject matter - we've tried to give you an idea of which we preferred and why below .
All in all. The only question you have to ask yourself is do you really want to pay that much more for a CD than a book? Kids' books have very few words, which translates into very few minutes of CD-watching. Which makes them expensive at only one story per disc.
Bix ks have a 'feel' as objects which is entirely their own and many parents would prefer to get their kids away from the telly to read. On the other hand, if it keeps them quiet and encourages the kids of the video age to pay attention to words, it has to be good. Your deci- ,*i*t sion. It's the price that really makes it seem unviable.
MUD RUDDLE It's an American narration of a story by a Canadian. It's a story kids can empathise with about a young girl who keeps putting on clean clothes, but every time she goes out she gets jumped on by a puddle of mud. Sweet!
A LONG HARD DAY ON THE RANCH
* One day Thomas' mother bought him a nice new brown snowsiit, +:
When Thomas saw that snowsuit he said, 'That is the c liest
thing CINDERELLA KIDS' STORYBOOKS A BUN FOR BARNEY THE PAPER
BAG PRINCESS £34.99 BBC MULTIMEDIA Unfortunately, .1 dragon
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HEATHER HITS HER FIRST HOME RUN MOVING GIVES ME A STOMACH ACHE MARCH 1992 1991 THE TALE OF PETER RABBIT This is a combination of a storybook and an exploration game. The story of Barney the Bear and his iced bun with cherries on is narrated by ex-Doctor Who Tom Baker and features gorgeous graphics and animation.
If you watch it straight through, the whole thing will last about 15 minutes, a reasonable chunk of w hich, it has to be said, w ill be made up of waiting for the next screen to appear, but what it lacks in Amiga programming finesse, it makes up in multimedia presentation.
But you're not really supposed to just sit back and watch. As you move the pointer around the screen it changes to a magic wand over certain points. Press the button over one of these points, and something surprising happens - the frog leaps, the weeping willow weeps or the bunnies do a dance. And at any time, you can click on the words on the screen to hear the individual words spoken.
It's a lovely storybook in itself, but the interactive element adds immensely to it.
That's mainly because the things that happen when you click on something arc so delightful.
I can see a kid exploring this and cries of "Come and see this!" Ringing through the house regularly.
It's lovely. But it is a bit expensive.
THE TALE OF BENJAMIN BUNNY Bmjnm Btmny ( Peter was sitting by himself.
I He looted poorly, and was dressed in a red cotton pocket handkerchief.
Lets well-known Potter tole. Some narration and presentation, same slight quolms. There's something so nice about Sttle pocket-siied hardbacks, isn't there?
Click on the words, and Tom Baker will speak them. Click on the bee and he loops the loop!
Click on the rushes and from behind them appears a troupe of cavorting bunny rabbits. Aaaahh... A*hR*B‘U‘S ...has landed.
Developed in cooperation with 0 Lufthansa and Deutsche Airbus For further information call Air Traffic Control on: 021 449 6772 Press any key Japan and its Neighbours There is even a lesson on techniques and etiquette for using chopsticks.
MARCH 1992 FUN SCHOOL 3: UNDER 5S FUN SCHOOL 3: 5-7S C24.99 EUROPRESS SOFTWARE E24.99 EUROPRESS SOFTWARE Essentially very similar to the other Fun School title, this is again a straight port of the two-year-old Amiga version. Because this is for an older age group, it involves a couple of more challenging concepts in the skills it is attempting to reinforce.
Of the six small games, four are pretty simple, involving: picking out the right object in the toyshop; telling the lime on a clock with hands; guiding 01 ,hese $ i* 9""h ». ClMrkity ond funtext . , . . . Are unusual ond interesting ideas, the frog to the place identified by a word: guiding the frog around the pond picking up mathematical symbols and numbers to create a correct sum. The other two are somewhat more adventurous. One testing knowledge of simple electrical circuits and the other teaching the basic skills involved in using a computer database.
These differences aside, the same applies for this disc as for the other Fun School title. The Fun School Your overoge 7-yeor-old should find this ... ... easy, but there ore increasing difficulty levels, scnes. And their well-thought out characters. Remain enduringly popular with Amiga owners and children take to them very easily, but you can't help feeling that the asking price is a bit too high.
.11 One of the most useful aspects of Multimedia is the ability to create a totally interactive method for teaching languages.
Usually language courses rely on a combination of books and audio tapes, but this requires you to be able to keep up with the tapes while you are reading. Of course, you can pause and rewind the tape when you drop behind, but it's much more helpful to have everything synchronised to begin with Japan World presents just such a package, combining written word and visual information with sound to provide a comprehensive teaching guide that moves at your own pace. The lessons are split into sections covering various elements of Japanese life, including food and drink, culture, religion, shop
ping. Geography and work. Along with background information on each subject (featuring lots of pictures), there arc language lessons complete with exercises in the form of puzzles. This allows you to test yourself after each lesson by both reading the on-screen text and listening to the recorded voices. There are even lessons on writing Japanese characters, ranging from the history of written Japanese through to the modem day. The sound and vision work extremely well on this section in particular. Showing the various characters along with their pronunciation, followed by examples and tests
to allow you to grasp, very quickly, one of the most complex areas of Japanese
- the Katakana alphabet.
The background information is as good as any other Japanese teaching course you can buy. With information on virtually all elements of Japanese life, backed up with lots of pictures and animations to illustrate the lessons. The recorded Japanese has been spoken by a native, so you actually pick up the proper pronunciation, a point which has let many training courses down in the past. This combination of in-depth lessons and well designed presentation goes to make Japan World a comprehensive and extremely useful teaching tool.
Straight Amiga port, this: no enhancements at all. It’s a collection of six little games designed to teach basic reading, comprehension and maths skills to pre- rfcool children. The games involve: kking out the capital letter that ¦arches the lower-case letter on the
* crcen. Choosing a word (hop. Sit. Read to make Teddy do the
action; ing a number of objects; connecl- a word with a picture
of the object; ching pairs of shapes: and colouring a farming
scene.
It s not the most impressive set of . In the world, but children do love simplicity of these games because can deal with them easily on their The fact that this docs not exploit capabilities of CD at all makes this an no news at all for Amiga ow n- »ho can buy it on floppy: but it into the category of stuff that it he a shame for CDTV owners to out on. At the same time, it seems purely marketing that stops ess from putting all the Fun Schools on one The question you should ask yourselves is arc being ripped off.’ JAPAN WORLD C49.99 GLOBAL LEARNING SYSTEMS USSR USSR China
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MYPAINT £29.99 SADDLEBACK GRAPHICS This is a slightly altered Amiga port. It's a simple paint program and colouring book. While the Amiga version was ideal for encouraging the creativity of younger aspiring artists, this is hampered by the control method: draw a picture using a remote keypad and it ends up all straight lines and horizontals. With this part of the program rendered almost useless, you're left with an onscreen colouring book. The l(X) or so line drawings which are there to be coloured are pretty decent, and numbers and aplhabcls add an educational angle. Yes. It's fun. But
it's not special, and it's worse than the Amiga original.
LEARN FRENCH WITH ASTERIX £34.99 EUROTALK MARCH 1992 fertile! 84% Illlfltlltt Apart from jest reading, you can listen (no words appear) or both read and Bstea in 'Interactive'.
It's a simple enough idea, bul il makes one of the mosl impressive CD titles yet to appear. Essentially this is just a talking storybook of the Asterix and Son book from the incredibly well-loved scries.
And it's in French. So far. So what?
Well, for starters it's narrated. This means that what you gel is the pictures, digitised so that each screen to appear is just one frame; the words written down, in the captions and the speech bubbles; and the words spoken, by the narrator. For anyone learning a language, reading a favourite and familiar book in that language is a great way of developing. Bul when you've also got the speech, it adds a whole extra dimension.
You can read the story through with pictures, speech and no written words; or with pictures, written words and no speech. Or you can read it through with all three if you like, in 'interactive' mode, in which you can replay the speech bit by bit to help you understand il properly.
The coup dc grace, however, is the last bit. If you add Microdeal's Voice Master, which is a microphone with an interface that lets you plug it in the parallel port, you can go through the story in another mode. This lets you listen to a sentence, then 'record' your own version with the microphone. You can then play back your version next to the original. And sec where you arc going wrong. It sounds like a gimmick, but it docs work surprisingly well!
Computer paint books are satisfying in a way for young kids, because they can't colour over the edges the way they can with crayons, and because they can change any colour at any time. This means that they can happily spend a few minutes absorbed in the task of getting it right - and. Of course, none of the changes arc saved, so each time the title is restarted there’s a blank canvas again.
I'm sure the kids will want to show Mum the results: bul one of the drawbacks about this colouring book idea is that they can't hang it on the wall. Go on. Be nice to your kids: give 'em some powder paints and let 'em get dirty instead!
ALL DOGS GO TO HEAVEN £34.99 MERIT SOFTWARE This is an even more mundane colouring book.
It contains a number of line drawings of scenes from the canine musical movie, each accompanied by a snatch of soundtrack. You move the pointer over the colour you want to use and click the button, then move the pointer over the area you want to painl that colour and click the button again, and it fills in.
Shirt to help him dress. Then you must decide whether the dear bear should eat a hearty breakfast or skip it. As he's too young to have a hangover we assume he'd want to stuff his face with sugar-coated Weetocrispypops, and sure enough we were told a good little bear always cats well. Remember, kids: good morality is a good diet!
Then Barney goes to school where there's a blackboard on which you click to access three different games: a 'how many' numbers game, a ‘pick the letters' spelling game and a colouring book. Wow. Dragsvillc. Look in the Deja Vu PD librar for some good AMOS stuff instead, eh?
BARNEY BEAR GOES TO SCHOOL £29.99 FREE SPIRIT Seldom has Amiga Format seen a more appalling educational game. It's an Amiga port with absolutely no tweaks at all. And even as an Amiga game you'd wonder what they'd done wilh the other half of the disk.
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WORLD VISTA ATLAS AMERICAN VISTA ATLAS £54.99 APPUED OPTICAL MEDIA E54.99 APPLIED OPTICAL MEDIA MARCH 1992 The main Ihrusl of this disk ought to be the maps, but really it isn’t. The maps themselves are nice large-scale colour jobs, that have been digitised and presented as massive overscans which you can scroll around, which is reasonably practical, but a zoom-in feature would have been nicer.
When you select a country, you arc also offered massive quantities of other types of information, including lots of geographical. Cultural and political statistics, which would make this a good educational tool for children. The most interesting options arc the images, digitised photos of landscapes and people, and the language option, which runs though a number of basic phrases in the country's native tongue.
There's a lot of good ideas packed into this package, and it could happily replace the basic atlas in book form in schools and families. The photographs, along with speech and even music, from the world's nations make this a voyage of exploration rather than just a dry-as-dust chore. All it really lacks is a few extra touches in presentation and a lower price.
Very similar to the World Vista Atlas in its presentation as well as in the kind of information that it offers, but tweaked to cover a stalc-by-slatc survey of the USA. It's slightly less fun and rather more information- oriented than its partner, with more maps, information and statistics.
You might expect it to be off-putting simply because it's about America and wish for a UK version: but in actual fact, the opposite is true. As a journey of exploration around a foreign country it works excellently, particularly because of the masses of digitised photographs of places of natural, historical, architectural or just touristic interest. I've already discovered several places I now want to go to on holiday!
A set of these covering different countries would he a great learning tool. Again, the criticism labelled at the disc would be that the presentation could be brushed up: less selecting from a menu of words or browsing through a slideshow of pictures, and more zooming in to detailed maps or clicking to reveal a photo And again, it's a little overpriced.
THE GARDENFAX SERIES Home-grown stuff, this, and perhaps it's only in the UK market that a CD on gardening could take root and flourish, never mind three titles. First impressions arc somewhat off-putting: the graphics appear to have been designed by someone who thinks that Blankcty Blank is the sort of thing that makes the BBC lead the world in television. Forgive it that - and after all.
Taste is a very personal thing - and you realise this is an excellent product.
The gaudy main screen is a clever way of 'filtering' the index of 2(X)-odd plants that are available for you to choose from. You click on an icon to define certain criteria - these icons are so effective that having used them once you'll never have to think twice about what they mean.
So by clicking on the 'light' option, for example, you can choose plants that prefer direct light to ones that want shade. Each lime you select a particular criterion. The number of plants in the index is honed down, and you can go on defining the different criteria until you've found the red-flowering plants that like sun and a high temperature. This way of searching a list is unique in the CD titles we've so far seen and works excellently.
By now. The list is down to only a dozen or so: so you pop off and browse through till you sec something you like. Bach plant has a description, a picture and guides to caring for it. There arc also little 'film' animations you can watch, that show you tricky operations like repotting as a step-by-step sequence.
INDOOR PLANTS TREES, SHRUBS, ROSES AND CONIFERS FRUITS AND VEGETABLES £34.99 EACH ¦MTOtSEARCH SYSTEMS The main difference between the different discs is that the criteria are changed, but only slightly: so for vegetables you might want to choose between a root crop or a top. While with trees it may be a leaf colour or their that's important. The other change is to the films, with appropriate techniques for the different kinds of plant.
This is really aimed at the novice or the developing gardener, rather than the experienced hand: and it seems to offer all the information you need to choose suitable plants and care for them properly.
And that's really what you need to know.
TIMBTABLE OF HISTORY* POLITICS AND OF HISTORY* ¦innovation 11 MIT ABU SCIBNCK AN C39.99 XI PH IAS C39.99 XIPHIAS Titles found in search Dn: 141 "TTSSSJ Blackout Injuries 1940 nuclear items TOP MENuf Wartime injuries are numerous in England. One Briton in five turns up hurt. Some are bowled over by careless runners, many walk into Air Raid Precautions posts; dozens stumble off curbs; but many of the more severely injured are run over by cars.
SODAR U55R Nuclear Ship 1 00 Years of UK Electric UK Atom Smasher W and Z Particles JET Fusion Reactor Top Quark SuperdeX se Matter 1 981 1961 1 981 1982 1963 1 983 1964 1 984 mm mm mm m TW first way of finding the information you want is to select o keyword. From the keyword 'nuclear', all these different topics can be accessed.
The trouble with this is that it looks like it takes itself far too seriously. The visual presentation of the material lets it down immensely; it's dull and forbidding. There are essentially two ways of accessing a topic: from an index of keywords or from a umeline' of historical periods.
On a casual browse, you can find out a lot of interesting lads you never knew. A system that lets you highlight words in any piece of text to find other pieces on the same topic leads you on a fascinating wander through a world of information. On die other hand, there's an awful lot of very dull information loo. What ought to bring it all to life is the ability to click on an icon to get photographs, illustrations, film footage, animations, snatches of sound and helpful diagrams. Sadly these are few and far between - I only came across one film sequence, of the space shuttle Challenger taking
off. And frequently the same illustration pops up time and again, and sou realise about the second time that it's pretty irrelevant to the subject.
Whether the makers of CD reference books arc discovering that 500 Megabytes of data is all too little, or whether they are simply being lazy is anyone's guess, but it's this lack of the excitement that more graphics and sound could bring Aal lets it down.
The second title in this series is aimed at the sort of topics and facts that you would expect to find in a general history text book, which blends gradually, as we come through the centuries and into recent times, to become a bit more like a potted new spaper of the last 50 years or so.
Each event in modem history is presented very much like a newspaper article, which very often means you don't have a specific context for a piece that you're reading. Even the well-implemented keyword system doesn't help you out much, because clicking on a word brings up a list of similar newspaper reports that are equally incomprehensible individually: there is no way of getting a simple potted background to the events being discussed.
The illustrations tend to be more reminiscent of newspaper photographs. Some arc just black-and-white stills of famous people, while others add background but not enough relevant information. The sound clips are also much like the small quotes that you get in many newspaper articles. And again, like a newspaper, this is also a product of its time and place: it's prejudice to an American view of the world and the way that events affected their country. On the whole it's far I too biased a look on the history of the modem world.
37 MARCH 1992 THE ILLUSTRATED HOLY BIBLE THE ILLUSTRATED WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE E29.99 EACH ANIMATED PIXELS When we first heard that this disc was to be released, we expressed our fears that it would be simply composed of on-screen text and a few pictures. It's been said, mainly by an extremely optimistic Commodore chairman, that CD is the medium of the future that will take over from books. Bul if you use CD simply to present a book, using none of the exciting possibilities that interactivity brings, what do you end up with? A book that's hard to read and hurts your eyes. Nice idea!
Sure enough, our fears have come true. The only real achievement about this disc is that someone has proven that you can fit the whole Bible onto a CD. The only real interactive elements are that you can change the typeface, search for a particular verse or scene and search for a specific word. Now the last two of these are vaguely useful: but they don't really make up for an inadequate idea.
As for the pictures: well, the digitised engravings of the Shakespeare disc are reasonable enough, but the Deluxe Paint images from the Bible are really pretty amateurish. And. Perhaps most disappointing of all. It , only takes a few minutes to spot some glaring typing errors.
Who wants to read Shakespeare on the telly, when a video of the play is much more enjoyable? Who wants to read the Bible on the telly, when a book is cheaper and immensely MARCH 1992 NEW BASICS ELECTRO £39.99 XI PH IAS The first thing that hits you about this is the smart and sophisticated appearance of the screens. The second thing is that this title is special in having a way of letting you narrow down the number of choices according to circumstances (similar to that of the Gardenfax series, previous page). This is more than just a recipe book: it's also a coffee-table book about food. But
the core of it is recipes, and the clever thing about it is that there are several ways of accessing those recipes.
The cleverest of these is the 'Food Types' selection. This lets you pick out a number of ingredients - either because that's what you have in the house or because you're a fussy cater - and choose from only the recipes that contain these ingredients.
The other ways of discovering particular recipes are to use the Meal Types option to select from recipes suitable for a particular kind of meal (breakfast, for example) and the Special Occasions option that picks out slightly extravagant ideas for birthdays, parties and other festivities.
Apart from that you can select from the complete list of recipes or a list of set menus, or you can go via the cookbook itself which presents chapters with background and features as well as the recipes. It's here that illustrations are most likely to be involved: these are mainly groups of pictures, such as six different kinds of bread, which pop up at any suitable opportunity.
HUTCHINSON'S ENCYCLOPAEDIA £49.99 ATTICA CYBERNETICS This is one of the two discs that come free with the CDTV (the other is Lemmings) and with the pedigree of the book from which it is taken, it ought to be a winner. Sadly, it fails to come up with the goods.
The main problem with it is presentation. The only way to access the information - apart from viewing the pictures in a random slideshow - is from a straightforward alphabetical list of all 25.000 entries. This is ameliorated somewhat by the fact that you can type in the letters of the word you're looking for. And as you input each letter the index is cut down to only the entries that match what you've typed - so if you've typed 'ani' so far. You’ll only be offered entries that start with those three three letters - but it's far from an ideal system. Any way of splitting the entries up into
groups of subjects would definitely be a help.
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two: while the pointer is on the bottom bar it works one way.
And while the pointer is over the main screen it works in a
different way.
But the major problem, in common with a couple of the other CD reference works, is that the whole thing is lacking in excitement. Most of the pictures are dull, many arc in black-and-white, there's no animation and the much-vaunted sound clips from the BBC archives arc few and far between. The maps are simply pathetic.
CD should have three advantages over a printed book: first, the pictures can move; second, information can be discovered by the reader more easily if it is presented in an interlinked, cross-referenced and, above all. Enticing way; and third, you can listen to it as well as just reading or looking. These arc what make it exciting, and these are what this disc lacks to any great degree. We don't want gimmicky discs that are all flash presentation and no substance: but we don't want ordinary books disguised as a 1*| new medium, either.. Typo in a few letters to narrow your choke, then select a
I 1 topic ond read all about it.
Dr. Wellman" 78% HEALTHY LIVING MARCH 1992 Recipes are presented first as a list of ingredients. Which you can modify to different quantities for varying numbers of people, and secondly as a list of instructions. There are several hundred recipes, many of which are interesting and original though they do have a slight bias towards the kinds of exotic ingredients you might find in an American delicatessen, rather than a British supermarket.
This is probably the most successful of the Xiphias discs and it scores very well in terms of presentation, though the illustrations could be more directly tied in with the recipes: there are no step-by-step photographic guides. As for content, it's probably not ideal as a basic comprehensive cookbook: but it provides an excellent source for new ideas. To us Brits, it's almost an American cookbook in the same way you have an Indian or a Chinese one. So as an exploration of a nation's figfjm culinary cul- 1 ' • turc it's great.
AMERICAN HERITAGE ILLUSTRATED DICTIONARY £49.99 XIPHIAS The immediate impression of this disc is disappointing, simply because the first screen is dull. The sole access point (and this isn't a criticism, because that's all it needs) is a screen showing the letters of the alphabet, from which you select the letters that make up your word, or the first few letters if you want to search for a whole set of words.
The search then comes up with a list of words which match the letters you've typed in. Select one and you get the usual dictionary definition, but with the added plus that you can click on any of the words in the definition to have them defined too. Certain definitions will be accompanied by pictures which you can choose to view, and all can be spelt out in phonetics and spoken. And that's really all there is to it.
The major problem w ith this is not that it's American - it includes lots of real English too. Even quoting some very bizarre colloquialisms as 'British. Obscure' - but that it has a tendency to use words in the definitions which you don't understand and which do not also have a definition. Most unhelpful, and it quickly destroys your confidence in the idea. Apart from that, it has no real advantage over a book except that you can hear the words spoken, which * • * • makes the price seem very high.
One notable first was scored by this disc months ago: it was the very first CDTV title we saw pressed and ready for release. It's a medical encyclopaedia for the family, which you navigate through by picking chapters and sub-chapters from accessible pictorial menus.
When you've reached the subject you want, the information is presented by a series of screens of text and illustration: seldom is there just text, which makes the whole thing feel very friendly. A narrator with a reassuring, friendly voice reads out the words, loo.
Highlighted keywords can be selected for an explanation to appear.
The only problem w ith the picturc-mcnu way of finding a subject is that you're never quite sure what's in what chapter, so there's also a complete index. This has been very well designed, w ith an amazingly rapid fast scroll to let you find the right area of the alphabet and a slow scroll to help you pick out the subject you want.
This is nicely designed and nicely implemented, with excellent narration, an excellent information navigation system and attractive graphics, all in the same style throughout, giving it a cohesive feel.
The only slight qualm we have is whether it contains all the information that you would expect from a home medical encyclopaedia: we looked up several common ailments about which there was just no information available at all.
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The other major possibility for CD is storing not one little Amiga game, but a whole mass of Amiga software. If you’re new to computing. You may not be familiar with the name Fred Fish. This is actually a compilation of over 100 Public Domain disks from the Fred Fish library, featuring really useful utilities, demos, games, animations and pictures to add to your collection.
A lot of the games and demos are very entertaining and the utilities cover a wide range of applications, so there's bound to be a lot to interest a great number of people.
Unfortunately, you can only access the disk by loading the Amiga Workbench, so only users with an Amiga and A690. Or CDTV owners with an external drive and a Workbench disk will be able to use the disk. Still, if you are a serious computer user in need of some additional utilities and you've missed out on the Fred Fish series, then this CD will be a veritable Aladdin's cave of delights (to quote a tacky cliche).
MARCH 1992 VOICE MASTER El9.99 MICRODEAL This is simply a microphone and an interface which allows it to be plugged in to the CDTV's parallel port. It can be used to make the most of the excellent Asterix title, or for a number of other forthcoming releases. And it works fine. We mention it simply so you know of its existence.
CD REMIX £29.99 MICRODEAL Being able to control a CD player directly from a computer opens up a very interesting musical possibility.
Instead of needing expensive sampling and mixing equipment to rehash old records, you can do it with a CD ROM drive and a single program.
CD Remix allows you to combine Amiga samples and drum sequences with music from any CD of your choice.
All you have to do is load up some samples, create a drum pattern or two on the drum editor, then use the main sequence editor to carry out your remix combining the three. You can play any portion of the CD at any point and intercut the music with built-in computer sound.
Drum Machine Although some of the change-overs sound a little scrappy in places (you'd need some wonderful studio- quality CD equipment for that), and actually producing a worthwhile mix of a track takes quite a bit of practice. CD Remix is without doubt a great leap forward in the production of 'bedroom music'. Some of the technical quirks need tidying up and a few sections of the editing system could become a little more user-friendly, but this is the First program in a pretty new Field for home music. In time, after a few more programs come out based on this theme, this could be the next
big thing for amateur Djs with high hopes and dreams of stardom.
MUSIC MAKER £34.99 MUSIC SALES LTD Music Maker is a four-section interactive music program.
The First section is the Jukebox, with various digitised images being loaded up as you listen to several dodgy renditions of hit songs. Next it's the Play Along section, which allows you to play along using cither a MIDI keyboard or the number keys on the CDTV controller.
The third section. Drum Along, allows you to select a drum kit from a choice of four, then play along with a CD of your choice. This sounds good in theory, but in practice the drum sounds are just too feeble. Still it's fun for a minute or two. The last section is a quiz for between two and four players. Various multi-choice questions arc called up. Ranging from naming composers and instruments to remembering the years of hit songs.
Although the idea is good in principal, Music Maker doesn't really measure up to the initial expectations. The song renditions are pretty appalling and the subsections are lacking in any real entertainment. A case of too much novelty and not enough content, it seems.
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This disk features the history of Muybridge's work, nicely presented, with a decent narration to help you around. But the main element is lots of rude pictures of nude women dancing about, gathered into complete animations. Which can be saved out onto floppy disk to help you create your own animations. Using the frames as a basis, you can draw Figures with realistic movement: it's a technique known as 'rotoscoping'.
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THE REVIEW CREW Fc-» things arc stranger than an Amiga Format
gmoc reviewer - sausage-handlcs. Woollen stcpladders and
chocolate shoes come close - but this lot takes the feecuit and
covers it in a light methane and steel spike once. Hind out
what makes them tick (and sick) in this round-up of
revelations. But be warned - if you meet Aon on the streets,
cross the road. Fast.
Welcome to the new-look, ozone-friendly edition of Screenplay, the place where you'll find all the latest games being put to the test. So put on your special excitement- proof Raybans, strap on your best leather-thonged Hi-impact shopping trousers and we're away.
GAMES REVIEWED THIS MONTH Heart of C hina...... 56 Robocop 3 Kid Gloves 2...... 6T WWF Wresile mania ... Mercenary 3 .. .68 Realms ..... .74 Moonstone ..... .76 Fate (iates of Dawn ..... .78 The Godfather .. .81 Leander ... .81 Red
Baron ..... .81 Golden Kagle . .82 Thunder Burner ...... .82 Steve McQueen . ..82 82 Ultimate Coif ..84 Resolution 101 ... ..84 Rotox . ..84 Double Dragon 2 ..... ..84 Manix .....
..85 Mindbendcr . ..85 Mystical ... ..85 Chou Is ’it’ C hosts ... ..85 Jupiter’s Masterdrive .... ..85 Thunders! Rikr .. ..85 We takeaway a slowboat to the very Heart of China, to find out whether or not it’s all just a load of old junks.
PACE 56 MARCH 1992 Robocop 3 - is it a classic cast-iron Constable or a fair cop for a foul felon?
JUST WHAT MAKES SCREENPLAY SO SPECIAL?
New Screenplay Ed, Neil Jackson, explains why you can trust only our reviews.
Well, we take all the very latest games, as fresh as the moment the programmer went 'pop!' And play 'em hard to see what breaks. Amiga Format’s Screenplay reviews are not half-baked or under-cooked: we don't expect you to put up with a review on an unfinished game or a demo version.
Unlike some of our less-scrupulous competitors, we won't be browbeaten into reviewing incomplete games just so we can scream "exclusive" at you. After all. You want to know what you can actually go out and buy at the shops, and so do we. So remember, if isn't in Screenplay, then it isn't ready yet!
Starting this issue, Under Construction takes the lid off tomorrow's games, and looks more closely at the teams that are trying to make them happen.
The Next Big Thing: a full- page. In-depth preview to give you the low- down on games that just might make Format Gold. If they ever get finished.
With a cry of "Lei's do launch", thoi chappies al Impressions have created a i coming adventure games. Known as In Following up Crime City, IF’s next title is The Hand of Si James.
A sort of role-play meets bcat-cm-up with adventure thrown in. Set in a monastery sometime in the distant past. The Hand of Si.
James is a strange talc of intrigue, skullduggery and. Er. Monkey business. The head dude at the monastery, a rustic Abbot, has summoned you to Find oul who wasted one of his silent minions, and stole a rather grotesque irophy - the Hand of St James. Quite what this hand was for is anybody 's guess, but why anyone would want to steal it is even stranger food for thought. Look out for it in April
- by then you should be able to smell it a mile off.
As if all the IF releases weren't enough, the mob at Impressions arc working overtime lo get a whole host of strategy titles ready for the shops. First up is Gettysburg, by the war-game specialist Ken Wright, and it promises to be a mammoth mind-stretchcr for fans of the American Civil War. You choose which side you're on - both Confederate General Lee and Yankee George Meade await your orders. Could you change the course of American history? All it takes is a bit of artificial intelligence, plus some of your own. Lo tip the balance. "March!", said the General - and March is when you're most
likely to sec the troops coming over the hill.
Next on the conveyor belc is Warriors of Releyne - a fantasy war-game, due sometime in April. You can expect all the usual Tolkien-csque baggage - ores, trolls, goblins and the like - in this battle for control of the island of Releyne. Priests and witches ir just as violently as the troops, following the orders 5 Is your money burning a hole in your pocket? Find out what's worth saving for with these sneak previews. Then spend your cash on sweets and fags.
As you re a priv that you should be the one to cleanse his . Get your Jim Rockford-style answerphone trailer into Crime dry.
Abbot: "So. Anyway, aftar tha intruder had kicked the habit off my main monk, he had the bare-faced audacity to ask me if I'd give him a hand Can you believe (t?“ just IF for short, the label is to kick off with an intriguing graphic adventure called Crime City. Set in the present day. Crime City puts you in the role of a young chap trying to clear his father's pa has been framed for the murder of his What do you get if you cross a Disney animator with an Amiga? No. Before you say it. You don't get another version of Dragon's Lair! Sierra reckon they've got what it takes to make a truly
interactive adventure, in the shape of Willy Beamish. He's a prank- loving cartoon character, dreamt up by American games designer Jeff Tunncll, and brought lo life by Sheri Wheeler, who is a cartoon animator who previously worked for both Disney and Filmation.
The pair of them spent months working on just the way Willy was going to look, eager to get the kind of animation qualities that you'd expect from real cartoons like Snow While or The Lillie Mermaid. Tunncll was desperate to avoid the chunky, low-grade graphics that he thought computers were renowned for (he'd obviously never owned an Amiga!).
After enlisting a crack team of ex- Hanna Barbcra animators to assist him. Tunncll story-boarded the entire adventure - first in rough and then as pencil-drawn 'approved' scenes for the computer artists to use. Finally the whole caboodle was painted in. And then digitised with colour scanners to provide the actual in-game artwork.
Once the main graphics had been converted into Amiga-useable chunks, the poor of programmers at Dynamix were given the task of turning it all into a smooth-flowing, interactive experience. More than 40 people were required to handle the task, including no less than seven in-house Dynamix animators.
While all this was going on. Tony and Meryl Pcrutz. Of NBC and Hollywood fame, were drafted in to help write the words and story-line for the adventure. We're talkin' ‘big project' here! And judging from the 12 (yes. You did read that right - 12) disks that make up the finished version, it's going to take a big chunk out of your life to play the game. But is it worth it? Ah.
Well - you're going to have to wait until next month to find out... Coming The Adventures of Willy Beamish Sierra Expected: March Hostile Breed Palace Expected: March If you're hacked off wilh the same old hackneyed shoot-cm-up styles, then you may find Hostile Breed a bit more to your tastes. Palace arc pitching this parallaxing. Real-time mega-blast as the ''new twist" to the genre. Why?
Because it docs away with the old level-aflcr-levcl-after-level progression that arcade games are „ !, pouibU to bring a ”r «w twist* to the shoot-em-up infamous for. Instead, the game takes genre? Palace hope to with Hostile Breed.
Place in a huge research centre which has many different areas, all of which can be entered al any time. Kinda makes you wonder if you're going to be the unlucky sod who meets the 'cnd-of-lcvcl guardian' first-time out!
Attractions Wolf Child Core Design Expected: April 51 MARCH 1992 Wns game isn't about safe-sex. Despite the title, la fact it's the opposite - unsafe (but still sexy) Motorbikes are the order of the day. Featuring T2 eriemotional racing circuits and two-player head-to-head action. Hot Rubber might be the Iftin' equivalent of Lotus Challenge. For the bu drilled riders there's a save-game facility; ae maybe it's save-sex! You'll have to wait till eeat month to get your leg over this one.
Harlequin Gremlin Expected: April Irving proof you shouldn't mess with things you find in a research lab. Saul Morrow is the ¦oH Child. A belter arcade adventure, this moonlight-mutator is out for revenge against the baddies who 'offed' his family. Weapons mdude hand-to-hand combat and sophisticated weapon technology. Wolfie stalks five levels laround 300 screens) of 64-colour parallaxing madness to reach the baddies' base.
Hot Rubber Palace Expected: March
- ‘s no pain like a broken heart, except the i needed to mend
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special effects make this a mt game with real appeal.
Following the success of their earlier Games Workshop licence. Gremlin are releasing another - Space Crusade. This role-play adventure features the Space Marines,who're reminiscent of stormtroopers in Star Wars.
You're in charge of a Chapter of Marines while your Amiga chucks alien after alien at you. With 12 levels and the choice of 3D or 2D views, you'll never bother with board-games again.
Conflict: Korea US Gold SSI Expected: April May Time is a precious gift - or so they say. But a busted dock is more likely to make you waste time than save it. In Clik Clak it’s your job to assemble 12 of these tom-apart timepieces, so that some half-witted architect can mount them on the fronts of various world monuments. A curious puzzle-game this one. And it looks like a computerised version of the ’wooden cogs' game in that Crystal Maze TV show.
Space Crusade Gremlin Expected: March It's been said we're going to run out of wars to turn into strategy games, but SSI still manage to dig up new battles. This time it's back to that MASH favourite. Korea. The game features mouse-controlled units, maps and a host of weapons and machines. You mastermind three battles which shaped the original conflict, plus a hypothetical, modern-day situation which puts the Americans back into Korea.
Clik Clak Idea Expected: April Also vying for the 'we can get on the role-playing bandwagon too' award, is Gremlin. They're just putting the finishing touches to their fantasy battler. Daemonsgate I - Dorovan's Key. And it should be suitably polished in time for an April release. It features a detailed continental map. Around 3.000 screens big. And it looks looks huge. But not just because there's a large playficld - there arc five major elements to the gamcplay. Including land and town travel, combat, conversation and magic. With each of the seven towns rolling in at around 10.000 screens in
size, you're set to have a lot of talking and walking to do. 128 non-player characters (not including the townsfolk) are scattered around this massive world, wailing for you to call on them. You'd better arrange to skip work or school for the rest of the year if you want to complete this one.
And finally, the guys who already hold the crown move in to assert their authority over this whole role-playing rabble. TSR, the company known for their Advanced Dungeons and Dragons board-games. Have teamed up with SSI and US Gold again, this time to bring you Treasures of the Savage Frontier. Not expected before September this year, this sequel to Gateway to the Savage Frontier looks likely to set a few standards - if the hype is to be believed. Pitched at youngsters or beginners. Savage Frontier is less complex than many of the fantasy role-playing games that abound at the moment and may
be just what everyone's waiting for. However, six months is a long time - and who knows - maybe the role-playing craze will be old hat by then... OK. So who missed the boat? The latecomers and slowcoaches of the games world please step forward.
Flag - say hello, wave goodbye - maybe sometime in April?
Dune - ah. Well. Muad'dib. It's a long way to Arakis- light ybars. In fact.
Plan 9 from Outer Space - on the pad - planned to launch from spring(s).
The trouble with role- playing games is they're all so damned anachronistic. Taka Oorovan’s key. For example. Have we been transported beck four years, into Microillusion's Xaery Tale, or six years. Into Cauntfat?
GAMES UPDATE Mtlti combat - you aikad for It. You got It.
Now toll me which otw of tha assorted scuf- flers Is the one you're controlling. Fifty quid says It's tha ona offscreen. Running away.
You issue on a 3D battlc-screen. And if your bored wilh the landscape, you can create your own. Thanks to the construction kit that's supplied with the game.
Home Accounts 2 the best gets better... When Home Accounts was launched four years ago we had just one goal to create the best home finance program.
Over 30.000 of you agreed with us and purchased Home Accounts, not only for use in the home, but also for business, clubs and charities.
It seemed like a good idea to let you tell us exactly what to put into Home Accounts2?)
Which you did.
Some of you didn't like the restrictions on the number of income accounts, expenditure types, and transactions. So we removed them.
Some of you w'anted more graphics, so we added pie charts, scatter and line graphs. We thought we'd better smarten up the bar graphs, so we added 3D effects, stacking and overlaying, and we made sure you can print them.
Many of you wanted to calculate mortgage rate changes, loan repayments, retirement planning and so on. So we added a pop-up calculator and interest calculator. There’s also an option to take account of inflation.
Since nearly half of you use Home Accounts for small business bookkeeping, we added options for VAT and business style reports.
Then, our technical people added a little.. Investment accounts, net worth statement, password, cheque numbering, custom reports, flexible year period. And (to save you disturbing them on our support hotline) an on-line help system, should you need it.
They also added our acclaimed Human Interface Protocol® which first appeared in Word worth® As you can see, it sets a new standard in speed, style and elegance for Workbench. (It also contains a screen saver. Playtime games and a few other goodies.)
Amiga Format said, "Digita have made great efforts to listen to their customer comments and the result is a package which will suit any household. Everything the home user needs has been included and more".
Home Accounts2 is written by Digita® Which means you'll be using a program designed for the way British finances work, and you'll know where to come for professional support.
The only way you can really appreciate Home Accounts2 is to use it. Phone 0395 270273 for more information or, write to Digita, FREEPOST. Exmouth Exg 2YZ.
Home Accounts2 costs £54.99. which includes VAT, postage and packing; and when purchased from Digita, comes with a 7 days money-back guarantee.
If you already own a home finance program, for a limited period only, you can trade-up for just £29.99 by returning your original disks to Digita with your order.
Amiga Computing concluded, "A completely functional, very useful and amazingly easy program to use. If you're wary rviworni” 1 Ai i packages then cast off your doubts and splash out on Home Accounts2."
As it turned out.
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Pacific Islands attempts to pul you right into the general's chair (and the tank commander's) by giving you total control over the battle- fleet's purse-strings. Now. In the breathing spaces between skirmishes, it's up to you how much you spend repairing tanks and resupplying ammunition. If the early missions cost you too much, then your chances of completing the whole game dw indle rapidly. Again, this was one of the hardest things to judge. If money's no object, there's no sense of realism, but if the cash flow dries up too early, it's no fun.
Nuclear spacific Like most designers. Dave is quick to point out that although the design for Pacific Islands is his. It's a team effort. "I've just designed the scenarios, put the data in. And run the project."
He said. "I haven't done any coding. The people who've done most of the hard work arc Steve Green and Kevin Ayre at the Mystery Machine." It seems even nuclear scientists can't get their heads around AmigaDOS.
It falls to Steve and Kev in to create the artwork for the game and combine it all into a cohesive lump. A hectic task, involving hours of labouring with Dpaini and weeks of heady As well as the tanks, you'll see a variety ot everyday objects in Pacific Islands. Here's just one screen full of the items that are currently looking for a home, somewhere in the missions.
Whether they'll be able to fit them all into the final code is still unknown.
Machine-coding. Dave pops in at regular intervals to attempt to destroy their efforts with extensive play-testing and last-minute redesigns. Will it ever end. They ask themselves. As yet more pages of criticisms and comments return from the designer's desk.
Empire, for one. Are praying that it will - and soon, because they're waiting in the wings to bring the filial program to a waiting audience.
Will it be format Gold? Will it make it to Number One? The chances are good, but the show 's not over 'til the fat lady sings... This curious-looking sheet of heiroglyphics is either (a) the result of explaining the way round Milton Keynes I motorist uget you let your
- old sister with your set or (c) designer's of Level 10 of ic
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Nearly two years ago. Empire scored a big hil with Team Yankee, the 3D lank strategy game inspired by classic rad author. Tom Clancy. Despite the rave feneus. However. Empire failed to make the led heaps of cash on the game and were little crest-fallen. This time, they're laermtned to make it even better than before
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The man responsible for Team Yankee.
Now Pacific Islands, is Dave Pringle of Dlford Digital Enterprises. A strange charac- b all accounts. Dave is actually a nuclear physjctst. When he can tear himself away from piles of game designs he's always working ¦B Nicknamed "The Doc", by the rest of the a at ODE. Dave relaxes by splitting atoms toying with the kind of high-tech hardware mx Amiga-owners would drool over. Who md the mad professor stereotype was dead?
Man with a mission e's task on Pacific Islands was to create cuny different scenarios where the action b to take place. Each tank mission requires painstaking planning to gel the balance fancplay right - too many enemies and the becomes frustrating: too few and it's a »ver L'sing graph paper and plenty of zht oil. Dave pored over the layouts for battle scene. Every single detail had to be d from scratch: forest, roads, villages most importantly, the positions of each and their expected routes. The end result ¦ giant scribble that makes Einstein's theory is its look pretty simple.
Pacific Islands differs from Team Yankee me important respect, as far as game- ng is concerned. In the old game, your were simply repaired and reinstated in- n battles, providing you with an endless Pacific Islands is the brainchild of nuclear scientist Dave Pringle.
There's nothing he likes more, after a hard day's work splitting plutonium in half, than to come home and create huge battles on the Amiga.
Weird, or what?
One of UBI Soft's biggest successes of last year was undoubtedly BAT. So, why not do it all again? Enter BAT 2: bigger, better (perhaps) and full of odd names. Will this be the next big game on the Amiga?
THE NEXT BIG THING BAT 2 In 1991 French software house UBI Soft released a game that was. Well, a little different to most. BAT (Bureau of Astral Troubleshooters), as well as being a strange and compulsive graphic adventure, attracted the most attention because of a small doohickv called the MV-16 sound board that came with the game. This provided four channel music and sound effects through either your headphones or a hi-fi. Now BAT is set to be followed by an inevitable sequel, with the inevitable title - BAT 2.
Once again you take on the role of an agent of the aforementioned bureau. The plot revolves around a sinister Maxwell-like character known as the Koshan. Who has a complete monopoly over the supply of something called Echiatone 21 on the planet Shedishan. Your job is to, cr. Remove the Koshan from his present position of power and find Sylvia, another BAT agent who was previously on the case (and who undoubtedly provides a little love interest).
54 MARCH 1992 The control system is identical to that developed in the first game. The game takes place in the city of Roma 2 (which just happens to look like Rome about 2.000 years ago), and for each location you're presented with a full-screen graphic. In a similar way to the method in Lucasfilm games, you can move your cursor over the picture and find objects and characters of interest. Move it over a player, for instance, and you have the chance to talk to it. Machines can be manipulated in the same way. As can objects. It's a very intuitive system that tends to work well.
Looks like it's all over for you. The strange priests of the city carry away your body in a futuristic coffin.
All is not as it seems, though. Coffins can be a useful way of hiding from certain individuals.
Multi-racial The city is packed with all sorts of races, and you might find you can befriend some of the characters you meet. A party of four can be taken along with you. Or told to go off and find something out. You can also arrange meetings with specific characters, but just for once their memories aren't actually infallible and they may forget your appointment, or indeed anything else you tell them.
Of course, not all of the characters arc the friendly type. There are plenty of street punks and even gladiators who are willing to try their luck with you. There are two ways for you to deal with fights: the traditional arcade method, on an Operation W'o -style game screen, where the aim is simply to maim your adversary as much as you possibly can. By blasting away with your gun. Or in a longer, strategical battle, again played on a separate screen and with very different rules. Either way. If you win. You'll gain some respect and maybe even a little money.
Also making a reappearance from the first game is BOB. Who is your Bidirectional Organic Bioputer (hooray for dodgy acronyms). This handy little device is implanted in your arm. Monitors your body status at all times and can be programmed by using a number of icons and conditions. So you get programs along the lines of 'If hungry: get something to cat!'. It can also be used to check on the state of your companions or even to play one of his four built-in arcade games, including a Breakout variant.
To provide a break from all the trudging about the city, you can (and will need to) use the four faster forms of transport available. A taxi is the only way to reach the business sector, for instance, and a spacecraft is invaluable for travelling to other planets. All vehicles can be piloted automatically or manually. The advantage to automatic pilot is that you can't crash, but it costs a bomb. Manually, it's free, but you do have to be a good driver. When you're in a vehicle, the display switches to a traditional racing-sim display.
Proof in the pudding So it all sounds very promising, but the game appears to have a few faults. The 3D display of the 'sim' sections, while you're travelling around, are incredibly slow and jerky. This makes these parts of the game more of a hassle than a pleasure to play, and they destroy the atmosphere created in the rest of the game.
The sound board, which provides different tunes according to your location, at first seems a great idea. But after two hours of play, and a stream of mindless tunes in your ear. You begin to wonder if it's all worth it.
Not surprisingly, though. UBI Soft’s PR man Duncan Lowthian thinks that BAT 2 - out in March - will be "one of our major products for this year, it's going to be a huge seller".
It's certainly possible, but only if the programming team. Computer's Dream, have removed the first game's foibles and irritations, and included enough new features to make buying the sequel worthwhile. As the game stands at the moment, this is by no means certain.
StHUlUl 1990 CABQi rn OCEAN SOFTWARE LIMITED 6 CENTRAL STREET MANCHESTER M2 5NS TEL: 061 832 6633 FAX: 061 834 0650 Of ma rescuing the beautiful Katherine Lomax, due to circumstances out of his control. The man with the gun at his head is Kate’s dad. Eugene Adolphous Lomax the Third, a man of great wealth and power. Why? Money. In most things Jake is lucky, but when it comes to finances, he doesn’t live up to his name.
Lucky's an air pilot by profession. At the time of Kate's kidnapping by the goons hired with a very intuitive feel lo il. It’s so easy lo use. Yel very powerful, allowing you lo do jusl about anything a wannabc-hero would want to.
In the game, the view you take is in the first person, ie what you sec is what you get, unlike The Secret Of Monkey Island w here you take a second-person perspective view. You see the world around you from your eyes, and if you want to pick something up. That is what “The DGD System allows you to do just about anything a wanna-be hero would want to.” MARCH 1992 you do. You just point to the object w ith your mouse and drag it towards you (a little effigy on the screen).
Communicating with people is easy. Jusl click on who you want to talk to. And you'll swiftly find yourself in deep conversation (assuming the other party teams to talk to you.
That is). No typing is required al any stage because the whole adventure can be controlled entirely by the mouse. Die-hard adventure fans needn't worry that this means you have less control. On the contrary, the game feels as if you really are in the thick of the action, and quick reactions are needed - which are often impossible on your standard text adventure.
Jake 'Lucky' Masters is like any other movie hero. He's been forced into the task of by the powerful Li Deng. Lucky had been operating a shady tour scheme, flying tourists around China for a living. Not being a very profitable business, he took out loans from EA Lomax, to keep it running. Lucky's the kind of arrogant person who would keep an operation running even if it was costing him. Jusl for the sheer fun of it - he loved flying.
I have a cunning plan.. Being one of Lomax's biggest debtors, and perhaps the most suited person in Lomax's books for the job. Lucky is given the opportunity to clear his debts and perhaps even earn a bit of money and respect. How? By rescuing his daughter. Kate, from the clutches of Li Deng before he has his way w ith her.
It's not just in Bond and Indiana Jones movies where the guy always gets the girl. In Dynamix's latest release, you're given the chance to play hero and get a sweetheart as well. Can't be bad!
Heart | he first thought that comes to the sheer weight of the whole age. In fact, ripping it open you’d expect to find a massive novcl-stylc adventure manual inside that needs reading to get even the faintest idea of how to tackle your impending task. Surprisingly though, there’s only a small manual and a travel guide (more about this later). Oh yes - and the game itself, the source of the weight: a massive nine disks!
Definitely a game for those with two drives, preferably four (the maximum you can have), but ideally, of course, a fast hard drive with around 7-8Mbs of space. This is a mega game!
A view to a kill Heart Of China is an adventure game, but w ith a difference. It uses a game-playing method, like its predecessor Rise Of The Dragon, called the Dynamix Came Development System (DGDS to its chums). But what does this mean to a gaming rookie? The DGDS allows you to interact w ith the background and other players as you would in real life.
The way it works is amazing. An intelligent pointer changes its shape as you move it around the screen via the mouse (or a joystick and keyboard combination) into various shapes indicating what can be done at each point. Whether you can exit the scene from that point, or push something are all indicated.
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o mind is ole pack- ALL TANKED UP tf you thought that all you'd
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Now you can relive those ancient archaic war films like fee Cold In Alex and Kelly's Heroes - from the driving seat But don't expect Tigers or King Panzers - the old trudgen you'll be driving make HG Wells' Ironclads look positively high-tech.
Indicator doesn't actually tell you what you've done, or what could have been done, but just that you had the option of doing certain tasks differently. This is most clearly indicated by how you treat your Kate once (if) you have managed to rescue her.
When you arc dealing with anyone it has to be done carefully, because all the characters have a long memory. They do not easily forget 57 MARCH 1992 your globe-spanning epic journey i Don't forget to take with you your guide (the little pamphlet in the box) l you will not go far wrong, because it consume facts that might even give you a pouitcrs on how to proceed. But do not i it 100 per cent... Raying Jake Masters can be an amazingly ¦y experience. The things you do can lead different directions, because the game actually have any predetermined that has to be taken. As you progress.
» have to be made that affect the rest of . One good point of the DGDS play- t «ethod is that the game actually tells you i you have taken a path in the game that have been taken differently. This plot Lucky and Kate have a lovc-hatc. Cat-and-dog sort of relationship, and when you’re up in the skies, flying to a new destination, you can check how well the two arc getting on by activating the 'Romance-o-meter'. This shows you their inner thoughts about each other and depending on the score you can decide whether to let Jake try out a bit of seduction.
Or instead you can break the age old 'hero- always-gcls-lhe-girl' tradition and do your own thing, if you're that kind of guy. It's up to you; such is the beauty of this game - you can do what you want (any old time).
This control is refined in the sections of the game where you are actually speaking to others. Instead of choosing to say something.
Continued overleaf if you've been frightfully dreadful to them in the past, but they can be most willing to return favours if they are treated well. They behave just as you would expect them to and have their own kind of human nature. Do you trust everyone or no-one? Self preservation is the key. And sometimes this can be hard.
Feeling lucky tonight?
Getting other people to do some of your dirty work for you is an essential part of the game, and everyone has a price, but money is not always payment enough. In this story, the hero doesn't necessarily get the girl. It all depends on how you deal with your leading lady as to whether or not there is going to be any romance in the air.
A LITTLE TROUBLE IN BIG CHINA Throughout He*rf Of Chins, you face some of the toughest ninjas (never mind those pansy turtles) and hardest henchmen.
But the emphasis is less on your reflexes - it's more on trying to choose the right response during
• m conversations.
Can you keep your uncivil tongue in your head - I er will a Jackie Chan lookalike rip it out for you?
Kfore you can sel off on your way lo Li iOer.g v fortress in Chengdu, you musl enlist ¦BBC help. This help comes (if you can pcr- aV him) from Zhao Chi. Ihc only ninja in Oku at the time, who also owes Lomax mauey. He is given the same opportunity of aacelling his debts by aiding Lucky with his M Be warned though - Chi can lake some persuading... However, once by your side, this ~tt feels as if you really are in the thick of the action - quick reactions are needed** I wish I'd enrolled for some tank-driving lessons! Maybe then I'd be able to out manoeuvre U Deng's men. As it is they're almost
right up my rear end!
Husband??!?
Whoa! Fast moving lady!
Well of course I was always destined to get the girt. Sheer charm, style, etc always wins through... £ m 9 It's not all rough and tumble in downtown Beijing - if you Play Your Cards right you could end up being romantically entwined with Bruce Forsythe - no. Kate Lomax, sorry!
She's a feisty young thing, with ideas above her station (she lives in a flat over King's Cross) and below your navel. But don't despair. Ms Whitehouse - there's nothing too shocking. That kind of thing never went on in ancient times, did it?
L'AMOUR'S IN STORE you can choose where the general flow of the conversation is going via a simple multiple choice selector containing a few different responses. Again il doesn't matter which way you choose to go (except at certain places), because the game gels itself around the options you choose. Although it's probably best not to be too arrogant and generally go with the flow.
You could of course be totally obnoxious or sycophantic, it's up to you. You could still finish. But you just might have a little less money.
The longer you take, the less of a reward you'll get. With money literally flying away at a rate of £20.000 a day!
Every picture... Heart of Chirui is beautiful. The graphics arc absolutely superb, they have a painterly quality about them, with a combination of touched-up digitised graphics and excellent hand-drawn backgrounds. From a distance they look amazing, and close-up there's plenty of detail that adds an outstanding, realistic feel to the whole game.
It's not all static graphics though, as one would expect from any ordinary adventure, no.
There are proper animation sequences that are spread throughout the game. These take the form of excellent 'meanwhile' sequences that show you what else is happening around you.
Or as a direct result of some of your actions There are even a couple of arcade sequences in the game, with selectable difficulty levels to add variety to the game. These can actually be skipped if they prove too hard to handle.
The sounds in the game are something to write home about, with an atmospheric sound track that fondles your ears and reflects the current mood of the game, and first-rate effects to match. So good in fact, you should hear them on a hi-fi in stereo for full benefit.
In fact everything about the game is so slick and lifelike, that you'll often find yourself writhing with laughter when you do something funny that turns out. Quite candidly, how you expected it to. Or disappointed when you know you've made an erroneous decision that doesn't work out the way that you had planned it. It's wise to save your game regularly. It needs at least I Mb of memory, but for those with more memory, the game fully utilises the extra space by loading in better samples, and to speed up the game in general, keeps as much in memory as possible.
All good things must... The advcnture-withoul-typing format is becoming really popular with a whole load of recent releases (eg Cruise for a Corpse).
Dynamix have produced an adventure that is a dream to play. The story blends together around your actions so well, you'd be misled into believing that things were meant to happen the way you choose them to. There is not actually much to fault Heart Of China, it's a joy to play. There hasn't been a game to get you hooked like this for quite a while now.
you can meet a lot of friendly people as you try to rescue the loverly Kate, but unfortunately this isn't one of them.
Last time I come in here for a swift half!
The only niggle is its length. The game is massive - on nine disks it would have to be!
Looking in the manual and seeing a list of credits for all the characters in the game shows you just how big the game is, with you only ever seeing a percentage of them in any game.
The thing is that a lot of the data is taken up with all this, all the multiple scenarios and different routes that could be taken, which means that the game is not as long as perhaps it could have been. It's also a bit loo easy to complete. This is mainly because of the intuitive way that the game works, with a lot of your options being dead logical and some puzzles turning out to be not very difficult to solve due to the nature of the control system.
All in all however, it's a thoroughly enjoyable romp around the world, from China to Paris never looking back. Satisfaction guaranteed. Oh and by the way. I did get the girl.
(Say no more.' - Ed).
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He appealed to people because (like all the best machines) he was partly human and thus a terribly nice chap underneath all that chrome, wiring and spandex.
The original Rohocop film was always going to be a likely choice for a licence. It had everything which software houses look for in a cross-over: appeal to kids, technology aplenty, wodges of violence and the likelihood of sequels. So here we arc five years down the road with two of the films already consigned to the £l-a-wcek shelf in the video rental shop and the third in the series due for release in this country in the summer.
Film conversions, lately, have ) been getting a bad press, but here's a movie licence where the only thing it shares with the film is its name. Third time lucky for Ocean?
Robocop 3 The first two Rohocop games were brought to you by those masters of the game of the film. Ocean. They were both boring and predictable platform games with a bit of shooting and a bit of jumping, so it's not surprising that nobody expected much from Rohocop 3.
All the more reason then, to be pleased that it's actually a wicked game.
The different points of view enable Robocop to pick off wodges of villains. In the main picture, the view is a wall camera, while the other two are Robocop's very own built-in hostage detecting view. The hostages are black shapes just like the terrorists, so it's advisable to check and see if one of them has got his hands up. Or is pointing a gun at you. In this case Robocop’s snuffed out quite a few hostages, as his efficiency rating is a meagre 77% MARCH 1992 Protect the American way There are two ways to play Rohocop i, you can play it as a movie adventure or as an action game. The action
game is. In essence, a way to practice the different portions of the movie game because you can choose any of five different scenarios which make up the body of the game.
The first two of these involve walking around on foot picking off baddies. The first is a hostage situation in which the OCR (Omni Consumer Products) building has been taken over by a group of terrorists who'll quite happily blow away lonncs of thrusting young executives unless they get a billion knickcr in ransom. These hostages aren't too important, so Robocop can wander around the complex wasting all the bad guys. The second is pretty similar except that you're in the street picking off punks and there are no hostages, just some innocent bystanders.
After being briefed by your helmet computer. The view switches to a 3D representation of the building with your cross-hairs floating on the screen. These are used both to sight your gun and to control where you move, mainly because wherever you point Robo's Magnum, he'll wander.
Usually the first sign of trouble is the sound of gunfire and a drop in your efficiency rating at the lop left ofthc screen. You start off with 99 per cent and depending on how many civilians you accidentally bump off and how many times you take a hit. Your score drops.
When it hits zero you're dead.
Every time that you take a hit your visor display goes a bit dodgy and crackles like a detuned television. All of this makes it a tad harder to zero in on the next enemy and unleash a few bullets al his torso. Life is made even harder still because the difference between a civilian and the enemy is only a pair of raised hands, thus making it very easy to ruin your efficiency rating.
Uphold the right to wield a gun The stalking around corridors with your crosshair ready is an extremely atmospheric experience. Moody music whispers away in the background and your concentration level is high because you never know just where the next bad guy could he lurking. To make things even better, your Robocop moves like the real article. If you remember the film, you'll know that for Robo to tum to face a target he slowly rotates his upper body, then zeros in on the target with his head and finally fires. You'll find yourself doing exactly the yame kind of thing, with Robocop's
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* *The first games were boring and predictable, so it's not
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Batman doesn't have all the best toys. Oh 4ear me no. Robocop's got a few spiffs inven- ns of his own. Just ready for a good field a One of these is the basis of the fourth tnario. The gyropack section. In this game fcocop takes to the air and scraps the mili- y in a very Rocketeer influenced game. This of the hardest parts of the game to mas- you're not going to be able to master the in one day.
The final scenario pits Robocop against a This vicious android is actually mja robot who enjoys nothing better than tired Robocops with his sabre. In to beat this chappy you're going to need tough game plan.
Serve the mighty dollar bow do the parts hang together and do they well into a whole game? Yes. They do.
Games will make you concentrate quite as is Robocop 3 does. You see. It's got that tense feel to it which games like Service and Aliens (the American ver- If the game gets at all frustrating, then probably half way to understanding gets so miffed all the time. The n' slash sections on foot are particularly because even if you carefully peek the comer of a corridor, you can still that some guy is going to pepper bolt with a few well-chosen rounds of LET'S HAVE A LOOK AT YOUR DONGLE!
Robocop 3't got a surprise lurking within its bo*. Inside you will encounter a widget which goes by the rather dubious name of a dongle. This wonderful device is meant to stop all you naughty punters pirating this terrific game.
What happens is you attach the little black device into the joystick ports and then load the game. If the dongle isn't present then the game won't load. Now. Some chaps might try hacking into the game and removing the bits of code which search for the dongle. However, Ocean tell us that it will take even a good programmer months and months to hack all the bits out.
Life for all the skull-and-crossbones fans isn't going to get any easier either. You see. In the future, programmers will entwine dongle code with the actual game code as they write it. This means you will have more luck actually rewriting the game than trying to remove dongle-checking code references.
Let's hope these security measures stamp out piracy. Then maybe all Amiga owners will have to pay for their games - like the millions of cartridge owners already taking over the games market. Stop pirating or risk seeing your computer disappear favour of consoles. You have been warned 15 seconds to comply.
If you elect to play the movie game then you'll gel to sec some top-notch animations. These link together the suh-games with a plot that's actually interesting, which is no mean feat for a computer game. They include a flying Robocop. A driving Robocop and an android scrapping Robocop.
It's a rarity and a joy to write about a film licence which actually works as a game. The boys at Digital Image Design have done a wonderful job for Ocean, despite never actually seeing the film. Licences can be fun. They can be original and most of all they can be playable. Miracles can (indeed) happen.
Andy Hutchinson
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MARCH 1992 The Kid does some growing up of ihe Manic Miner-style screcn-to- format. The backgrounds now scroll to nodate the Kid's movement. The are now larger and more detailed, and alls this second-generation Kid is njperior to his predecessor. The Kid's movement has calmed down (he can't jump anywhere near as far) and the whole affair looks remarkably like a solo outing of one of the Mega Twins.
Kid is hot on the trail of the evil wizard Wievallard. Who's kidnapped (no pun intended) his girlfriend. So our boy. Aimed with only a dagger and a liberal splashing of Hero aftershave, gives chase through six stages (each one has four levels however) of baddic-infestcd scenery.
There are loads of devious traps and pitfalls lurking in Kid's path. On the other hand, there are absolutely masses of collectibles just scattered around to improve your chances of success. Springs, moving platforms and collapsing bridges - all do their dastardly best lo keep your reflexes stretched and your interest : only reservations that anyone had about game was that the jumping, platform and lect-em-up formula was even then all a bit the dated side. So here we are in brand- nking new 1992. With more of the same ept another two long years down the line.
So does this mean Kid Gloves 2 is auto- Bcally doomed to be past its best-before e? Happily, not quite. Why? Well a new pamming and design team have dedicated e to revamping the graphics and souping- fc gameplay. The end result is that they « created an entirely new adventure that Mges to hold its cute little head up in 1992.
E beauty of it. Though, is that they haven't I Ae spark of the original game.
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Held. Arcadc-style sub-games intersperse ihe action, as the Kid cuts his eutsy swathe through some of the sweetest baddies that you ever did sec. Kid Gloves 2 contains all the essential elements that are needed for a decent, cutsy platform game, plus a few more thrown in for good measure.
Is there really a new Kid in town?
The whole game looks right, plays good and has enough 'extras' (new weapons, collectable objects, magic spells and sub-games) to breath life into the basic platform-game formula. But there's still nothing new to add to this genre.
Kid Gloves 2 is basically just a hybrid of all the classic, cutsy platform romps of recent years. If you liked Rodlands and Mega Twins, or if you have fond memories of the original Kid Gloves, then you won't be disappointed.
But with so many of the classic platform games released at budget price (check out the Budget Pages 84-85) al Ihe moment, it may be worth your while to look there instead.
Neil West da
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don't you just love 'em?
Well yes. It would seem that the British public do. 1992. The age of the 'new man' is upon us. And with this (possibly) in mind it's now OK to enjoy watching the beefy, larger-than-life stars of the American WWF strut their baby oil-lubricated stuff.
Three of the WWF's most infamous gladiators - Hulk Hogan. The British Bulldog and The Ultimate Warrior - now come pixillatcd and primed for action in Ocean's game of Britain's 'favourite' new sport. Each of these three have a special move to master, and you can choose to represent any one of them in your bid to become the new champ.
Into the thick ot the action as the Hulk takes on Mr Perfect.
The background displays macho pictures of the two fighters as they do unspeakable things to each other's bodies. It's enough to make you glad you took up computer gaming instead of the real thing.
Pummel your way through five baddies', and the crown's yours. Each bout lasts five minutes, and to win you have to pin your opponent to the canvus for a count of three.
But these are slippery customers (not least due to the baby oil) so a lot of leaping, punching.
WWF - Wrestlemania MARCH 1992 AND FOR YOUR ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT... ... are three lumps o* gloriously-glistening muscle who are just itching to do your dirty work tor you. Simply take your pick, learn each of their individual speciality moves and then get stuck in. Such a pretty bunch of mothers, don't you think?
The most famous The Ultimate grappler them Warrior looks all. The Hulkster is a Guns 'n' Roses the current world champion and a bit of a crap film star. Bigger muscles than Amie.
And an Abba hairdo to boot.
Terrifying.
Evidently the British Bulldog s from up north.
Leeds to be precise. And he is intent on taking a "bite out of the WWF". He's got a bit of a poncy haircut. But he's dead tasty in the ring.
Grappling and pile-drivcring has to be done in the pre-victory soflening-up process. You and your opponent have an energy bar. And if one of them reaches the big zero then it means you're either victorious or canvas-foddcr.
Throbbing The action takes place in a ring (a square one) and you can walk in four directions. You can gel really narked and leap out of the ring and chuck chairs about, climb up the comer posts and leap off or have a go at running and bouncing off the ropes to catapult yourself into a living kick. It's all pretty frantic stuff and it will soon leave you with your joystick hand violently throbbing.
Every now and then, the two bulging battlers grab hold of each other in a clinch. It's now pummcl-your-joystick-through-the-tablc time as you have to waggle your joystick left and right in a race to build up your grapplc-melcr faster than your opponent. Whoever gets there first (usually your opponent) has the pleasure of executing his 'special' bone-hreaking move.
Your energy meter shrinks a couple of notches and you're soon back on your feel.
Shoot from the lip The atmosphere of the w hole WWF experience is captured and exploited to the full, and not just in the fights themselves. Introducing each bout is a profile of the two wrestlers and the chance to participate in a quick slanging match. Each wrestler has his favourite quote, and you can select which phrase to fire back at your loud-mouthed opponent. Monkey Island- style. All good fun and just like the real thing.
The graphics are big 'n' brassy, and move OK. It soon becomes obvious that you're not really controlling your character, but are triggering the execution of pre defined animated sequences. But this isn't really a problem, because there's enough pace and variation to keep up the charade.
But the novelty factor wears off fairly quickly, and unless you arc a real wrestling fan. Then you'll soon find yourself wanting more moves, more opponents and a challenge that requires a little more of the grey matter than joystick-wiggling.
WWFs life-span is given a much-needed shot in the arm by the inclusion of a practice mode where you can work out all the moves, or take on a buddy in a two-player game.
Unfortunately player two is restricted to taking on the role of Mr Perfect, hut there's still a lot of fun to he had in beating seven shades of steroids out of him.
WWF is a standard one-player Double Drayton-style beat-em-up set in one location.
This lack of depth may well protect your bruised and battered hands from permanent damage, bul leaves the game lacking. Fast, furious, glitzy and exciting - hut ultimately a shallow facade. Much like the real thing!
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Anyone who played Paul Woakes' Iasi space epic, Damocles, will remember the exciiemenl of the quesl to save Eris from the mighty comet. The financial wheeler-dealings, the seat-of-the-pants flying, the geographical and logistical problems of constructing a powerful bomb. Ah. What an interesting life a mercenary leads! Well now Paul Woakes has returned with the next chapter in the Mercenary story - The Dion Crisis.
Following topical matters (as computer games often do), Mercenary III has a more political edge than the previous games in the trilogy. President Margaret (no relation) has been ousted from the government and a new premier is about to be elected. Unfortunately, the man leading the polls... well the only candidate actually, is a bit of an egomaniac by the name of Mr PC Bil. He bullies and oppresses people who oppose him to get his own way.
And his latest venture - an open cast mining establishment on the beautiful North Island of the planet Dion.
This would not only ruin the scenery, but cause untold damage to the ecological system of the planet. The benefits that Bil hopes to gain from this venture are purely monetary.
Many people may argue that this greed for power and wealth stem from the suffering he underwent during the Milkay War, but to tell the truth he's just a rotten bounder!
MARCH 1992 ON THE BUSES Completing the adventure in Mercenary III takes quite a bit of travelling, no matter which of the six solutions you attempt. In order to travel around the various planets and locations of the Gamma system, you’ll need to make use of a number of types of transport.
Unfortunately there is no way of getting a free ship as in Damocles.
On this one you either have to get enough dosh together to buy one or use public transport. There are five methods for journeying between locations: Mercenary III Once again, you play the mercenary of the title. After rescuing the planet Eris from destruction by the comet Damocles (and being paid 50,000,000 spondoolicks for your trouble) you were arrested for the illegal activities you underwent during the mission, such as nicking things and flying unauthorised vehicles).
Rather unfair to a man who single-handedly saved the world, but the law is. After all, the law!
Going straight Mercenary III starts with you being released from prison, with a message from PC Bil demanding your presence. After a taxi journey and flight through space to his headquarters, you find out what a beastly chap he is. There's only one thing for it, you're going to have to try and put a stop to his nefarious plans.
There arc six ways you can do this, five of which are detailed in secret documents included with the game. However, these don't tell you how to complete every step of the adventure - they just give you hints on how to complete a certain percentage of the quest.
The first method is to usurp PC Bil's plans by entering yourself in the election, thereby stopping Bil from becoming president so easily. That way he won’t be able to get the Not sure I understand these newfangled ballot papers. Maybe this choice... damn! Voted for the wrong person!
*1 [rl 1 L "' 'J -11 ™ 3 MARCH 1992 Don't want to be recognised? Well this Groucho Marx disguise will come In useful then. The price is a bit over the top though. Seven-and-a-half grand for a mask? You must be Joking!
Legislation allowing him to start mining on Dion passed through.
Secondly, you could take the mob- method. This involves winning so much money in the casinos of Bacchus that Bil's empire w ill not be able to support itself.
The third way is to arrest him and get him kicked in a secure prison - which doesn't yet exist! F-or this you will need to get one built and actually catch Bit.
Another way is to go straight to the horse's mouth and blow up his entire mining oprration. His lack of insurance money means he will not be able to continue.
You could also try bringing the old mercenary wamor tactics into play and take on his flying troops. That method ought to shake him
• p just a little bit!
The final method is for advanced players only This is because the actual course of action is a total mystery, so you will have to your very best Sherlock Holmes detecting for this one!
The continuing saga... When the first game in the Mercenary series speared, it caused quite a stir thanks to its wire-frame graphics (gosh, how quaint) extensive plot. After a long wait, the sequel finally appeared on the Amiga lo similar adulation. The same humourous approach was there, but the game system had been massively improved. The graphics were more solid, the playing arena was much bigger (ranging over a number of planets rather than just on one) and the plot more involved. When the release of Mercenary III approached the horizon, people started getting excited once more - and
why not? The first two games in “Mercenary III gives too much of an impression that it should have been called Damocles II” the scries were stormcrs, so the third should be equally impressive, right? Well... er... Now we hit the crux of the matter.
Mercenary III is without doubt an impressive game. The plot is witty and engrossing, the 3D graphics are smooth and solid and the game's scope is huge. But... The main problem is that the whole atmosphere is very similar to Damocles. Sure, there are new tasks to complete, and the addition of other characters makes the game have a more human feel. However, there is no real interaction between yourself and the characters you meet. It's as if you're travelling around a solar system populated by automatons. If there had been more of a feeling of actually conversing with the other people you
come across, then maybe there would have been more to keep you interested. As it stands though. Mercenary III gives too much of an impression that it should have been called Damocles II.
Comparing the differences between this and Damocles with the leap from the first game lo the sequel is like putting a ping pong ball next lo a hot-air balloon.
For those of you that haven't played any of the other games in the series, then this will make an excellent space adventure. If. On the other hand, you've played the others to death and arc expecting something new to present a challenge, prepare to be slightly disappointed.
You’ve been there many limes before.
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Real Trying lo become the ultimate ruler of the known world is a tricky business.
There's an awful lot of blood, sweat and even a few tears involved, not to mention having to calculate the fiscal projections for the next five years.
Travelling over water is possible and indeed necessary, particularly in the later scenarios where ships are the only means of reaching far-flung archipelagos. Thing is.
The captains are a bit dim and can only follow the coastlines.
Still, that's your ultimate goal in Virgin's attempt at a strategy game. You are the leader of one of the empires that arc battling it out for supremacy in a mythical world. There arc eight of these strange worlds for you to plough your way through. Each scenario gets harder than the last one. And up to seven different races (elves, ores and so on) can have realms in one world.
MARCH 1992 Completing a scenario is easy, in theory that is. Each realm is made up of a number of cities, including the capital. All you have to do is try and take over or destroy the capital of each rival realm and Robert is trucly your close relative.
At the beginning of the game you should be thinking more about improving your own cities than attacking the enemy’s. Apart from your capital, most of them are just small two- hut affairs that are out in the sticks that need careful nurturing if they're to grow. You have “There's not much wrong with Realms, but it seems to be hidden under a garb of 'sophistication' that seems superfluous.*9 Training up an army is done from here. The rather unfortunate character on the left becomes your clothes- horse as you mix 'n' match the unit's armour and weaponry using the icons. Ooh no. The bronze
shield |ust doesn't go with that spear... to allocate the available money from the treasury wisely: if a city's small, you could spend it on clearing land so it can expand. If the people arc starving, your first priority is to buy them more grain.
The treasury money comes from the tax that your citizens pay. The amount governed by the rate you set. Raising the rate obviously brings in more cash, bul beware because that won’t please your fair subjects, who may rebel and join the other side.
Once a city is in a fairly stable state, then you can think about training an army or cavalry there. This, too. Costs money. The more wages that an army unit gets, the more loyal it will be to you. And of course the best armour and weapons don't come cheap.
When you've managed to gather a reasonable-sized army together, send it off to an enemy city. Units are targeted simply by clicking on them and then on their destination.
Assuming they get there without being attacked on the way. They lay siege to the city, and may draw out the enemy. Any minor skirmishes are handled automatically, with the relative strengths and weaknesses of the two sides taken into account, but large battles take place on a separate screen and are left entirely in your hands.
While you're off gallivanting around it's important for you not to forget your own cities, particularly the more remote ones. The enemy is doing just the same as you. And it's very easy to be bashing away at the enemy's capital and find that it's Game Over because you forgot your own.
Most of the time you play on an isometric three dimensional representation of the landscape. Which will have you jumping up and down and shouting "Populous'." As soon as you see it. It's undoubtedly, er. Influenced by that game, though if anything the landscape in THIS IS NO WOMAN’S REALM, SO TRY YOUR BEST AND USE ALL YOUR OPTIONS... The battle screen. The opposing sides arrange themselves on either side of the screen, but won't attack until given the order. You can change the formation of a unit tell it to use its missiles and give them orders on which enemy unit to attack.
Finally, dick on Attack and hope the best man (ie you) wins.
H MARCH 1992 r Realms is less impressive. The problem is thal everything is just so small: the cities are represented by a single feeble tower; units which consist of a thousand cavalry by one little bloke on a horse. There are no trees, no rocks, no 'atmospheric' graphics, just the rolling brown and green landscape (oh. With the occasional bit of white for snow). Sadly there's just never any of the hectic full-screen chaos that you can experience in the superior Populous 2. For instance.
The same is true of the battle screen.
Although there's a little more action to be had.
The graphics are still disappointing. Rights of arrows disappear in mid-air just before they hit their target, and a killed unit sort of suddenly appears on the floor and tries not to get in the way. At least the sound effects manage lo buoy things up a bit though - there’s a suitably battle-like and vaguely Jean Michel Jarre-ish little ditty that accompanies your every effort, with some extra spot effects toown in here and there.
Realms is a war-game that seems to be ¦lore encumbered by its god-game-like appearance rather than helped by it. It gains ¦cxhing from having a 3D view as opposed to a conventional overhead one. It just makes finding your units and cities far more complicated. It's a bit like playing Ballleships with real 3D cardboard models - rather pointless. If Graftgold. The game’s programmers, had gone all the way and done a full-blown 3D landscape & la Powermonger with some decent graphics and animation, then the effort might have been worth it.
There's nothing much wrong with the content of Realms but it seems to be hidden under a garb of 'sophistication' that just seems lo be superfluous. When you come down lo ihe basic nitty gritty of the game it's really quite a simple mix of the look-after-your-villagc type of management game and the attack-every-sin- glc-thing-in-your-sight war-game. So why on earth try to hide it?
Ed Ricketts £ 1 Don't expect a god game just because of the 3D display. This is a strategy game, full stop.
I A fairly brave attempt to make war-games more accessible.
I Disappointingly small graphics and turgid animation make it less fun to look at than it could have been.
Realms Virgin ¦ £29.99 Remember when computer games used to make headlines because of the gore and splatter instead of just the sex? A few years back, the mere sight of a couple of red pixels was enough to bring out the whole 'computers-are-bad-for-you' brigade, decry ing all progress as heresy. Palace's Barbarian even got banned in Germany because of the sheer bloody violence, involving lots of splashing claret and bouncing heads.
But Mindscape aren't worried about that sort of thing happening to their new beat-'em- up adventure. Moonstone. Featuring some of the most glorious gut-spilling action you've ever seen, it could be considered a bit of a 'nasty' by people who don’t understand what ’escapism' means. That's why Mindscape have voluntarily rated Moonstone as a 12.
Using the cinema censorship system. If you like action - but not gore - there's an icon to click on that selects more tasteful, less blood- soaked animation. But for the blood-hungry maniacs, no taste-level is spared in this charmingly visceral videogame.
With the spring solstice upon us, the time is right for tales of mystical Stonehenge - but did Mindscape really have to re-enact the Beanfield massacre on your Amiga?
As if that wasn't enough, the keys arc themselves guarded by a variety of disgustingly violent creatures - baloks that crush you in their huge hands, trolls that thump you over the head and mudmen that drag you underwater. Each lair (there are 24 in all) contains a treasure chest, which may. If you're lucky, contain one of the four keys. But you need to lay waste to the monsters in that lair before you can find out what your reward is. You have a one-in-six chance of coming up lucky , but it's odds on you'll die for nothing.
• •The most glorious gut-spilling action you've ever seen, it
could MARCH 1992 be considered a bit of a 'nasty'** To
supplement the Barbarian-style action, there are a number of
other places to visit.
There arc cities where you can buy the attentions of a mystic medic, or go gambling when you're greedy. There are also a couple of magic locations where you may end up with a few nice surprises in the form of free cash or extra lives. But you've got to get lo them first.
No joy, plenty of stick Moonstone has the potential to be excellent, but doesn't quite make it for a number of reasons. This superb-iooking development of the Barbarian theme has a host of pluses: the sound effects are terrifying, thanks to the sampled screams, roars, lightning and squelching flesh sounds. The intro and in-game music is high in atmosphere (even if some of the samples are a bit rough at the edges) and there are many stirring tunes and mystery-filled melodies to make the seemingly endless loading at least partially worthwhile.
The graphics are gory, but gorgeous.
Together with the sound, they make Moonstone look like a really polished program. It's not until you start playing that things look different. For a start, the two-player practice mode, which enables you to practice your sword-fighting moves against a friend, is fatally flawed. Plug in an extra joystick (so that your opponent can actually dodge your blows) and start fighting. Everything's fine What? A load of baloks?
The plot (for what it's worth) is nothing particularly innovative. You're a knight, and.
Working against three other knights, you have to retrieve one of the magic and mystical moonstones. When you've found one. You can offer it up to the gods and become champion of the quest. All this is made more difficult by the fact that the moonstones are locked awav (and heavily guarded) in a place called the Valley of the Gods. You can't even get into here until you've found four secret keys and these - yes. You've guessed it - are stashed away in various locations around a huge map.
The most-used screen in Moonstone is this one • the map. Here, you guide your knight around the kingdom, when it's your turn to move. The land is divided in to quarters, each one containing six lairs (the benchlike icons) where you go heads-up with the monsters.
Until both players simultaneous hit their fire- buttons - then your Amiga resets and you sit there looking blankly at the machine. One potentially brilliant sub-game totally ruined.
Just as annoying is the multi-player mode in the main game (up to four players can play at once). Despite the use of two joysticks in the practice mode, a two-player main game uses only the one. Passed from player to player between goes. Except, that is. When your knight happens to bump into another human- controlled knight and starts a head-to-head fight. Then there's no warning to plug in the second joystick, and this can give an unscrupulous opponent an unfair advantage. He can hack the hapless knight to bits while the other player's looking for the joystick.
Howling at the moon Even assuming you're not playing against sly cheats, there are still more problems with the multi-player mode: when one player's turn ends, the control passes immediately to the next player's knight. If the first player is slow to realise his turn has ended, he may move the next knight (unintentionally) before passing the stick. Very poor!
Yet worse is the way the game can lock up completely if you leave it displaying the inventory screen while you're having your tea-break. With no save-game option (an appalling oversight) it's really, really frustrating to lose a four hour, four-player game just because you want a short break.
Moonstone, for all its plush graphics, smooth sonics and enchanting entertainment.
Rjthcr smacks ot a cynical rush job. There are some tlaky oversights in playability, testing and even the plot. The desperate attempt at creating a suitably 'fantasy-style’ scenario even stretches to nicking place-names from other games' mythos: take the city of aterdeep - this beauty’s definitely in the Eye of the Beholder!
Recreate your favourite moments from Monty Python's Holy Grail. In the privacy of your own home. It's more interactive. You can add your own dialogue, and there are no unsightly stains to clear up.
"Anyway, so I said to Sir Gilbert. 'I can do you Thursday, if it’s the full perm and blow-wave that you're after’, and he never rang me back.
Rude, I say.
Is that all right sir?
Would you like to see the back now? I'll just get a mirror...and the mop. Back in a tick."
A potentially great game gone sour.
Moonstone is very close to being quite brilliant, aiul abominable at the same time. It's probably more annoying to see a good game wasted than it is to sec an out-and-out crap one. Avoid, unless you're into frustration in a very big way.
Neil Jackson © Bright lights, big city.
There’s everything you need, just a day’s trek away from anywhere in the whole Moonstone kingdom.
You can buy weapons, get a drink, fix yourself up. And then repent at leisure.
You'll never stop over in a village again.
Moonstone Mindscape ¦ £30.99 » Some great graphics and sound create a mystical atmosphere.
I Kvccllent beat-em-up action, complete with gorv effects.
I No ‘save game* makes it virtuall) impossible to complete.
I Some appalling oversights and annoving hugs wreck Ihis potential Formal (.old winner's chances.
33 Me 59% TM & © 1991 PARAMOUNT PICTURES CORPORATION ALT RIGHTS RESERVED The mixing of role-playing games and computers has been cited as the best move for both. Is it just a marriage of convenience, and will it end in divorce? Could it all be down to Fate?
Fate: Gates of Dawn Computer dungeoneering has come some way over the past few years - the superlative Dungeon Muster starting a somewhat astonishing revival with a simple to use. But more than effective user interface, excellent audiovisuals and an atmosphere which gave the player the feeling of actually wandering around a dank, murky dungeon. Casting spells and slaughtering all sorts of demonic hellspawn.
SSI's 'sequel', the AD&D-based Eye of the Beholder (and its upcoming sequel.
Legend of Darkmoon) also used the same style of play, but improving on the feel somewhat - the argument still rages between DM and EOTB fans about w hich of the two is the superior! Other softw are houses have tried to jump on the bandwagon, some coming close, but just missing the mark (with the likes of Galdregons v Domain springing to mind), whereas others have shot totally wide, releasing titles (mention no names!) That are enjoyable for all of five minutes before the hand reaches for the OFF switch. Now Swiss software house reLine have entered the fray, but how will Gates of Dawn
compare to the big guns of the FRPC! Genre?
MARCH 1992 After trudging through the wilderness in the rain, the doors to the town of Larvin are a welcome sight indeed.
A nightmare on Fifth Street The game revolves around a guy by the name of Winwood, ihe proud owner of a not-overly- successful record shop on Fifih Street. One afternoon, feeling a little tired and under the weather. Winwood decides to take a small nap.
But ends up being catapulted into an alternative earth by a rather nasty piece of work by the name of Thardan. This twisted mage knows that our hero is the only one w ho can put paid to his evil schemes, and so has dragged him into this world where magic rules in order to bump him off.
Something went wrong somewhere, and instead of ending up in chains in Thardan's dungeons. Winwood ends up a free, but totally bewildered man. Now fighting to save his life and end Thardan's reign once and for all. All the while. Thardan's henchmen will be doing their diabolical utmost to remove Winwood's head from its rightful place atop his shoulders!
OK. So much for the scenario, how does the game itself play?
The game area itself is seen from Winwood's point of view (a la Dungeon Master et al). With the obligatory compass directions (forward, turn left right, step left right, turn around 1X0 degrees) enabling Winwood to eel from A to B. with additional options appearing should Winwood encounter one of the world's many occupants. Some will actually stop and talk to you (although more often than not the player has lo make the first move by instigating a conversation), others will just try and remove you from the picture altogether, so procuring a weapon somewhere along the line is definitely a good
move. Some of the 'people' you come across can be coerced into joining the quest, should proper motivation be provided - some may need a touch more motivation than others!
The player can have up to four parties of seven individual characters. Each character has various attributes, including hit points (obviously how many hits a character can take before he she dies), magepoints (how many spells a mage can cast before they need to rest), strength, stamina, skill, dexterity, intelligence. Wisdom, charisma and experience.
While one party of adventurers is in use.
However, the other three groups arc inactive, and don't get involv ed in combat or encounters
- however, all groups suffer from hunger and tiredness, and must
be dealt with accordingly.
If one party gains in experience, all the groups profit from it. But if one group commits a crime, such as needlessly slaughtering innocent bystanders, then all the parties will be tarred with the same brush! Simple - I think... We're on a road to nowhere Unfortunately. Fate: Gates of Daw n is another of those in the category of 'just missed the mark' as far as this style of game is concerned.
Graphically, it's all a touch ragged around the edges, compared to the v isuals of. Say. Eye of the Beholder (which doesn't help the overall atmosphere of the game), and the myriad of characters the player comes across during the course of play are poorly draw n and somew hal deformed. Sonics are somewhat limited, depending on how much memory the machine you're running the game on has - a bog-standard A500 will remain almost silent for the vast majority of time, but an upgraded ® 1991 TRI-STAR PICTURES. INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
HOOK" AND ASSOCIATED CHARACTER NAMES ARE TRADEMARKS Of TRI-STAR PICTURES. INC machine will blast out the odd sample here or there, but nothing too impressive.
The main problem with Fate: Gates of Dawn lies in the playability - it's all too frustrating to get anywhere from scratch, this is because mapping the massive wooded area where Nvinwood starts from is nigh-on impossible. Also, the options presented upon an encounter seem to be copious enough, bul most of them are particularly ineffective at getting the results you want.
The overall control of the characters is sluggish at the best of times, and when you're confronted with half-a-dozen slavering beast- ies determined on turning you into something resembling a large doner kebab (with chilli If you're truly lost there's one thing that might help you. At the start of the quest, you're given a magic jewel which can be used to display a map of the area. Use it sparingly though, because it's a one- shot affair.
• •You're confronted with slavering beasties determined on
turning you into a large doner kebab.4* sauce), the game
doesn't react to player choices quickly enough to be of much
use.
Now. If you're under the impression that I don't like this game very much, you wouldn't be far wrong. Not that it's a total failure - far from it. But it's just that when you compare this to the ageing Dungeon Master and E e of the Beholder. Fate: Gates of Dawn just doesn't have the brass balls to join the same league as the aforementioned classics. In all honesty, you'd be better off leaving this 011 the shelf, and sav ing your money for Legend of Darhnoon. A far more classier and entertaining product. Nice try. ReLinc. But no cigar.
Robert Swan 1 On your travels you meet many unassuming characters like this wizard, who look tame, but are as hard as nails. Moments after this, the wiz launched the equivalent of a large-scale pocket nuclear attack on our party, with disastrous results.
SESbs __ lid 77% w
• Poor graphics limit tlu* atmosphere consid- erubly.
• Too much disk-swapping for machines with limited memory.
• Sluggish control and ineffectise options create a feeling of
annoyance, rather than wonderment and awe.
• Part)-switching is a nice idea, hut rather I hi confusing.
• Not one of the best fantas) role-plaxing games around,
considering the price.
Firm " i Fate: Cates of Dawn reUne ¦ £25.99 directory tie* **0,,e the 0%* £39
• j S* Take it from "Dad"... "Of all the directory utilities I
have experienced, Directory Opus is the easiest to configure
and use, with the most useful and timesaving features."
- Jay Miner, Father of the Amiga If you don't think directory
utilities are very exciting, then it’s time to look at
Directory js. But you don’t have to listen to us: take it from
The Padre!
Standard Oir Util Features
• copy, move, rename, delete, and archive files
• create new directories
• copy, format, and install disks
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• Over 100 configurable buttons and menus
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• Memory resident w hot key access iconifiable
• Complete directory tree and history
• Online help for all Opus features
• Complete Arexx support
• Support for all 2.0 screen modes
• Automatic PowerPacker support
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of the hardest things in the world to do. You know. Turning a great movie into a classic computer game. For starters, you need plenty of atmosphere from the original film, and the Godfather's got plenty of scintillating sound effects and sound- track-style music. You also need plenty of stunning scenes that capture the magic of the movie-screen. And again. The Godfather uses plenty of clever camera work to show off its gorgeous multi-screen backdrops.
But perhaps the most important thing about all movie tie-ins is that they should remember that they're still a game and, as such, they should be playable and entertaining.
Entertaining it may be. But playable is not the word to describe it. Sadly. The Godfather is about as playable as its creators' earlier effort.
ESWAT. And only marginally better animated.
Consequently, the stunning effects are totally wasted, because you spend most of your time cursing the pernickety, yet clumsy action.
Level after level of beautifully drawn backdrops, ranging from New York and Las Vegas street scenes, to barber shops, casinos and bars, scroll gently past your eyes. Laid over the top. About as subtly as a Comic-Relicf nose on the Mona Lisa, arc the sprites which trundle about the screen like a set of Captain Pugwash characters.
Actually making your Corlcone alter-ego aim his gun and walk around is even more difficult than you might first think. Lining yourself up with the multitudes of hit-men that appear is a tedious and frustrating task. If they The Godfather can fire in more Ihan eighl directions, why can't you? S'not fair! You'll be lucky if you even make it off the first level, and there are no less than six disks (full of even more beautiful backdrops and tunes) in the package.
It's a pity that US Gold have failed, yet again, to make something of their high-profile movie licences and produced another barely average shoot-em-up. To make poor quality action games is bad enough - but to ruin perfectly excellent music and graphics while doing so. Is unforgivable. Surely the gameplay comes first? Belter watch out for the Dons. US Gold - they may want a word with you. “S The Godfather US Gold ¦ £30.99 As a prelude to The Godfather's predictable shoot- erwup action, there's a long, beautifully- presented intro sequence. It features some massive backdrops, all
parallaxing, and music that'd make you think you were in the cinema.
Me) 46% pranmr- MARCH 1992 Leander Psygnosis ¦ £25.99 Red Baron Dynamix Sierra ¦ £34.99 A mythical talc of Oriental mis-dccds and epic dragon-slaying battles. Leander is just what we've come to expect from Psygnosis. An almost feature-length intro sequence, with graphics and sounds to match, sets the scene for what is. Essentially, yet another platform-game.
Leander is well-polished: fluid character animation, coupled with easy controls and a gallery full of classy graphics. But it's as derivative as they come - if you've seen Strider. Then you know the story already.
However, what Leander lacks in originality, it more than makes up for in gameplay. It may be a bit of a 'pattem-lcaming' experience, but it's one you can get your teeth into straightaway, getting better with every go. And on your way you'll meet some stunning sprites - both friendly and dangerous - set against huge backdrops that carTy on the Roger Dcan-style tradition that Psygnosis are renowned for.
If you're looking for a bit of sparkle, and you're not bothered about going over the same ground a few times. Leander is definitely a platform game worth leaping for.
Those magnificent men and their flight sims. Eh? They go up-tiddly-up-up with every new launch - and the quality goes down-diddly-down, down. Red Baron is Dynamix’s latest airborne effort, and unfortunately it's about as airworthy as an Airbus running Spectrum software.
The lush package - another huge block of equatorial rain-forest - contains absolutely everything you ever wanted to know about the First World War. The Baron von Richthoven. And how to make a canvas-coated balsa aeroplane go loopety-loop. But it doesn't explain why on earth (or indeed above it) Red Baron is so tediously SLOW.
Fair enough, with complex 3D graphics, you can't expect frame-updatcs in realtime. But with Red Baron, you practically have to make an appointment to see each screen - and that's with the lowest level of detail selected.
It's a shame, but for all its presentation. Red Baron is a dog. Unless you've got an accelerated Amiga, you'll be screaming at the screen, demanding to know why you can't do anything.
Muds "fi.
RBI E+++++H K+++++H K+++++H -++A++- I I Ir"l 1 I I ,mW«i ’* Falling Jewels Thunder Burner Soft and Easy ¦ £25 Loriciel ¦ £19.99 What do you get if you cross Afterburner with Thunderbladel Look no further, because it's all here. Thunder Burner takes the forward-scrolling, into-the-screen system that both these old chestnuts used, and mixes it with a bit of Space Harrier, just to rub salt in the wound. Hackneyed, unoriginal, and totally boring.
Such harsh words are reserved only for the very worst games - so what does Thunder Burner do that makes it so bad? Well, for starters, the unappealing graphics are blocky. Poorly animated and thoroughly second-rate. Then there's the action - 12 levels of continuous, utterly predictable forward motion, accompanied by the occasional dodge and blast. And guess what? Between each level there's a lough cnd-of-levcl guardian - wow! Now there's an exciting new idea.
Probably the most dreadful shoot-em-up ever.
An odd 'un. This, and no mistake. Falling Jewels is very nearly totally awful, but strangely addictive too. It's basically a rip-off of the now-ancient Tetris theme, but it captures the original's zest and flavour. If you can stand the intro-screens. Which would make even a total newcomer to computer graphics wince, there's actually a very absorbing game inside.
It's the usual story: objects appear at the top of the screen and are dropped to the bottom. Your job is to stack up the jewels - make a line of three or more and they disappear, leaving you more space for the next lot. Fluff it. And the game ends.
For all its amateurish beginnings. Falling Jewels actually improves the more you play it. As the levels go by. The pictures get better and become rather tasteful scenes. It's just a shame they've been buried under so much initial clutter.
MARCH 1992 Golden Eagle Steve McQueen Loriciel ¦ £26.99 Loriciel ¦ £28.99 Another offering from the French software publishers. Golden Eagle is markedly better than their other attempts at entertainment. An Impossible Mission clone, this epic adventure also has you running about all over a giant underground base. You're searching for the various parts of a Golden Eagle, which has a brainwashing effect over the local population. If you can gather them all. You may just save everyone.
Featuring some atmospheric and mood-enhancing music, plus reasonable animation and gameplay. Golden Eagle is a fair game. Its themes have all been done to death a thousand times before, but it's still a well-polished piece of software.
A nice touch is the do-it-yourself map which accompanies the disk and manual.
This rather neat invention is simply a large piece of paper with the layout of the base drawn onto it. To indicate where you've been and what you've found, there are two sheets of stickers included, which you fix onto the map as you go. So you don't blow the whole plot at once. Fun. And reasonably exciting too, but don't lie awake at night wishing for it.
If you're looking for a movie tie-in with the great cowboy himself, forget it. This game pays as much homage to Steve McQueen as Populous did to Esther Rantzen.
There's a small biography inside the manual, complete with a variety of highly interesting but irrelevant photos of the great Western star - but that's it.
The game is a rather poor attempt at an Operation Wolf-style shoot-em-up. In which hordes of Stetson-hatted weirdos pop up and shoot at you. Using the mouse, or your (separately-purchased) Trojan lightphaser. You aim and return fire as often as you can. Crap graphics come and go in the form of an endless procession of unfunny cartoon characters - girls in bikinis. Mexicans in sombreros and fat sheriffs in barrels - all tediously unfulfilling stuff.
If you want all the fun of the fair - including the duck shoot - go to the bloomin' fair. As Steve himself might say: "Fer crying out loud. Kid. Yer dam money's too good to waste on doggone pap like this. Now git, afore 1 run I1*1 ya outta town”.
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Celebrating the 10 Year Anniversary of ULTIMA!
The first Ultima developed on and for IBM Tandy compatible computers!
Watch for the deluxe, Umited-edition of Ultima VI.
Available in all major 16 bit formats.
We create worlds.
Cheap 'n' Cheerful Welcome to the cheap seats... but don't worry, our new budget game section won't impair your view of the game's performance. So let us be your guide to what are the bargains in the basement, but if it's not worth the reduced cost, we'll spell it out for you... Double Dragon II Ultimate Golf GBH ¦ £9.99 T'onix ¦ £9.99 Described in Amiga Format 12 as "the most intriguing golf simulation since Leaderboctrd. Gremlin's Ultimate Golf is still stylish and fun to play. Every aspect you can think of is covered, even down to the amount of spin you put on the ball.
Maybe the graphics look a little older, but they're still quick, pleasing to the eye and present you with all the information you need to know. The only thing wrong with it is the sound. The simulated effects of balls dropping into holes and clubs swooshing through the air arc pretty dire. Tweak the volume down (the simplest answer) and you can enjoy what is still a damn good game.
Plenty of options make it flexible, and you'll need a bit of skill to become proficient.
The courses arc littered with tough obstacles and fiendish putting greens too. So you're virtually guaranteed of a frustrating and addictive time.
MARCH 1992 This should really be sub-litled 'Billy and Jimmy break heads' because that's what t's about. The plot is a load of nonsense about kidnappings and vengeance, but reall what matters is that you (and a friend, if you wantl wander from left to right, punching, kicking, maiming and puree-ing anyone foolish enough not to get out of ¦dvr way quickly.
Adding to the unbearable excitement is your ability to collect weapons such as
- j.es. oil drums and crates to throw at your co-fighters.
Double Dragon II is a pretty g x d beal-em-up. It's got everything you need, a rane which plays on jauntily while the violence continues, unabated. Of course it's (coking its age now. But if you haven't got a fighting game and you can't be bothered to fork out £25. This might happily punch its way into your collection.
Only thing is, you might rind it all a bit easy especially in the more fun two-player mode).
82% Resolution 101 GBH ¦ £7.99 Forget the United Nations for a moment. Resolution I0I is simply a futuristic get- out-of-jail-free card. You're a criminal, you see. Who has been given the chance to avoid Old Sparky by going out onto the streets to murder a worse criminal than yourself. It's a bad situation to be in.
Along with your licence to kill, you've been given a posh hover-car thing and the addresses of four drug barons in the city. Off you go, and the scene is set for a 2D chasc-em-up around the city.
It's fast and very good-looking (especially when it was out first time), and if you're into 2D auto-geddon type destruction, it's got to be worth considering now.
The only criticism is that it could do with more variety. The plot's strong and the graphics are atmospheric, but ultimately it's the same every time you play (and what's more, whenever you die. You start right back at the beginning of your current level, even if you've nearly finished it).
- r cr Sixteen ¦ £9.99 S-a-i -c go to the 22nd Century once more.
This time you play a rebuilt droidy-
- •pe prr-on with the brain of a ZX8I and the armament of an AIO.
But that isn't
- cve-_in! What matters is that you're looking down on your
little mutant form as : away at everything in sight. And what's
more there are 10 levels (each
- JUC ap of nine sectors) of this.
A 00 wander from sector to sector, indiscriminately killing, you become r two things One: the graphics are pretty good (but not great) and two. The
- CM effects are poor. As well as the violence, you'll also be
faced with a few puz- ries M . .ng between the later sectors
isn't easy. There are thinner walkways to get r-a a- well
sliding, revolving and vanishing platforms. To balance it all
up. You can rr i-c of some impressive weaponry on later levels,
aespack'. Missile launchers, dibbers, it's all here.
Oer*£L Kotot is a good mix of shooting and puz- r~-g If s a big and challenging game.
Rotox
(J) BUDGET GAMES Jupiter's Masterdrive Mystical Action Sixteen ¦
£7.99 Forget plot; forget any scene-setting. Jupiter's
Masterdrive is an unashamed racing game in the manner of
Supersprint or. More accurately, the old coin-op Hot Rod.
You view your vehicle from above, and it stays central in the screen whilst the track and other competitors whizz round it at all angles.
As well as racing round, you can pick up weapons and armour to start gaining unfair advantages over your foe (human and computer). JM is fast, smooth, tense and exciting. At this price it's a real steal.
Action Sixteen ¦ £9.99 Owing to some unimportant silliness, you find yourself trekking through four levels of nasties in search of spells, scrolls and potions for your annoyed master. The game is played from top view and you w ander along meeting, greeting and beating wayfarers you come across. Using the power you're accruing, you must destroy harder and harder baddies ( a friend may join in too. As a sidekick). A hybrid of a shoot-em-up and an animated adventure quest.
Too slow for blasting and too shallow for questing.
MARCH 1992 63% 73% GBH ¦ £7.99 Filbert, a yellow blob, must bounce around the world putting every thing back to its correct colour. Fun, huh? It's an isometric 3D affair, with the skill lying in your ability to control his bounces. Objects appear while you're bouncing, which either help or hinder you. And it gets tougher the more squares you bounce correctly on Man'tx has 128 screens, a bouncy (ahem) soundtrack and an exciting two-player option. Sadly, none of j*t these make it the game it should be. It just doesn't have the all-important hook that puzzle games require. Pity, because it's as
surreal as a treehouse.
Fly over a futuristic planet, meet some strange and wonderful new races and kill them. Boring? Not if you can do it on primetime TV is isn't.
Thunderstrike GBH ¦ £7 99 Attack of the futuristic gameshows! Yes. You see the rear view of your spacecraft as you pilot it against drone-ships and other assorted nasties. It's an exciting 3D shoot- em-up. Controlled by mouse, where you blast around neatly, acquiring the combat skills you'll need on later levels. All this in the pursuit of ratings for the show .
The 3D world sometimes outwits your tracking camera - the graphics aren't quite quick enough to keep up with the action. Sadly, the addictivcness wanes more quickly than it should. It just hasn't got longterm appeal, but it's a fun game. Confusing, isn't it?
54% 65% Ghouls 'n' Ghosts KixxB £7.99 Prepare for a terrifying trip into the realms of the undead. Or. If you prefer, play this horizontal scroller in which you wander along blasting knives (and other weapons as you find them) at ghosts, goblins and vultures.
It's getting on a bit. But it's still fun for the odd blast, and if you persevere through the five levels, you'll gain a lot of satisfaction (because you'll have won).
The thing is. Amiga games have progressed so far that you're bound to have similar games with better graphics and sound. It's a classic (because of its agei. But you won't be impressed nowadays.
GBH ¦ £7.99 Beware - this game will do its best to bend your mind. The idea is that you're a magician of sorts, and you collect the coloured balls (or cauldrons, as the manual calls them). You must hit them with a beam of magic laser energy, bounced off a series of carefully placed mirrors. Once you've hit them all. You will have completed a spell and the magic doors will be opened.
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And the w hole thing is just a mad dash to hit all the cauldrons and avoid blasting both yourself and the laser itself.
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The Magical History Scores THIS MONTH'S SCORES ISSUE 30'S SCORES Your at-a-glance guide to the runners and riders that passed the post this issue. But will today's high-scorers be tomorrow's chart-toppers?
Ftobocop 3 .. Heart Of China ... Mercenary 3 ...... Kid Cloves 2 ...... Leander . Fate: Cates of Dawn.
WWF Wrestlemania .. Realms ... Golden Eagle ..... Moonstone . The Godfather ... Red Baron .. Falling Jewels ... Steve McQueen .
Thunder Burner .
MARCH 1992 .Ocean .....91%
• Sierra ....90%
.Novagen .....87%
.Millennium .79%
.Psygnosis ....78%
.reLine ...77% ..Ocean
.72%
.Virgin ...69%
.Loriciel ..59%
.Mmdscape ..59% ..US
Gold .....46%
..Dynamix Sierra ......39% ..Soft and
Easy ..38%
..Loriciel ..26%
..Loriciel ..22% Game
of the Month this issue is the inimitable Rotxxop 3 from
Ocean. For once a movie licence pays off, thanks to the lads at
Digital Image Design, who've managed to create a real
masterpiece of a game.Get yourself down to your software shop
and grab a copy. You have 20 seconds to comply... Populous
2 . ..Electronic Arts . ..95%
Formula 1 CP .. ..MicroProse 92% MicroProse
Coif ..... ..MicroProse ... ..90% Populous
... ..Star Performer 89% Stunt Car
Racer ...... ..Kixx ...... ..89%
Birds of Prey .. ..Electronic Arts 88% Celtic
Legends ..UBI Soft..... ... 85% Devious
Designs ....
• ¦Image Works 83% Rugby - The World Cup.
..Domark 82% Fuzzball ..... ..System 3..... .....80% Strike Fleet ... ..Electronic Arts 80% Covert Action .. ..MicroProse ...... ..79% 4D Sports Boxing ... ..Mmdscape ..79% The Dizzy Collection...... ..Codemasters .. ..78% Shadow Sorcerer ... ..US Gold ..74% Titanic Blinky . ..Zeppelin ... ..74% Air, Land and Sea .. ..Electronic Arts .. ..73% Supaplex .... ..Dream Factory . ..73%
Lord of the Rings ... ..Electronic Arts .. ..72% Deathbringer .. ..Empire .. ..71% Fort Apache ..Impressions ...... .....68% Cisco Heat .. ..Image Works..... .....62% Amnios ...... ..Psygnosis 61% Hagar the Horrible . ..Kingsoft ... ...59% Baby Jo ...... ..Loriciel 58% Robozone .. ..Image Works .. ...52% Under Pressure ..... ..Electronic Zoo . ...45% Final Blow . ..Storm
. ...43% Wild Wheels .. ..Ocean .. ...41% Necronom .. ..linel .... ...23% Two months on, and many of these are still cruising high in the charts. Better snatch ’em up fast before they all go.
LAST MONTH'S SCORES LAST YEAR'S SCORES Here's what was turning heads and rocking boats last month. Most of these should still be around in abundance, but don't leave it too long.
Starglider 2 . 88% K nightmare ...85% . 82% Oh Mo! More Lemmings . 82% ...80% Populous World Editor .___________ ...80% ..79% A320 Airbus ... .78% ...73% ...70% ..70% World Cup Rugby .. ..68% Wild Wost World .. 64% Smash
TV . .. ...61% .. 59% Spat* 1BB9 ... ......- - -..... ...59% Tip Off ...50% Fantastic Voyage .. ..49% Cardiaxx .... ...25% This time last year, there were more Format Golds this mean the softies aren't trying hard enough?
- does Speed ball 2 .. . .94%
Lemmings .... 92%
MiG-29 .. .....90% Prinrp nf Pnrxla 88%
Team Suxukl ... 88%
Hunter .. Activision
.... 86% Obitus..... 81% Turrican
2 .... 80% World Champ Soccer..... .....80%
Jupiter's Masterdrive..... Total Recall .
UBI Soft . .....79% .....77%
Zarathrusta . Tournament Golf ....
Hewson . .....71% 70% Ancient
Battles ...... 69% Dragon's Lair 2 ... 65%
Exterminator..... 64% KXICIIIIIIIOIVI •¦¦••¦•••¦••••III
MARC ... 63% Mighty Bomb Jack ..
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ATTACK in the waiting Lotus Esprit, where James Pond is sitting
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1(1) ¦ WWF Wrestlemania Ocean £25.99 72% 2() Mew Populous 2 Electronic Arts £29.99 FG95% 3() Mew Birds of Prey Electronic Arts £34.99 88% M-) Mew Robocop 3 Ocean £25.99 FG91 % 5(4) ? Lotus Turbo Challenge 2 Gremlin Graphics £25.99 89% 6(3) T James Pond 2 - Robocod Millennium £25.99 FG91 % 7(7) B Jimmy White's Whirlwind Snooker Virgin
29. 99 FG91 % 8(22) 4 Leander _Psygnosis___ £25.99 THIS ISSUE
9(2) ? Heimdall Core Design £34 99 88% 10(5) ? The Simpsons
Ocean £25 99 81% H(23) 4 Oh Mo! More Lemmings _Psygnosis £19
99 82% 12(0 Mew Dizzy Collection Code Masters £2499 Comp
13(6) ? Alien Breed Team 17 £24.99 74% 14(9) 7 Terminator 2
Ocean £25.99 60% 15(21) 4 MicroProse Coif MicroProse £34.99
FG90% 16(25) 4 Manchester United Europe Krisalis £25.99 80%
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First Samurai Mirrorsoft £30.99 FG91% 19(-) Mew Powermonger
Data Disk Electronic Arts £14 99 86% 20(8) 9 Mega-lo-Mania
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Knightmare Mindscape £30.99 85% 26(28) 4 Battle Isle UBI Soft
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School 4 (7-11) Europress Software £24.99 Education 29(-) Mew
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? Final Fight US Gold £25.99 60% tumpilrd by Gallup Lid ©
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Jolly Chart Chatter Christmas came, the goose got fat, and
Ocean managed to hold the charts in a half-nelson with WWF
Wresrlemania the whole time. How do they do it? Check out the
review on Page 66 to see whether we thought it deserved the
Golden Jockstrap or a public warning.
MARCH 1992 In the back room, you'll find a more sedate sport. Jimmy White's game of snooker hasn't moved since last month - and you can't get much more sedate than standing still. Maybe he'll start moving when he secs the approaching Leander - stampeding Japanese swordsmen tend to have that effect on people, especially when they're busy clambering all over Norse gods on their way lo the top.
Electronic Arts drop-kicked Heimdall and lames Pond 2 out of contention with Populous 2 and Birds of Prey - that's two years in a row that the Artful dodgers have wrangled themselves into the almost-made-it category.
Maybe next year, eh?
But surprise of surprises, who's living at Number 10 this month? None other than the misfit family of the century (no. Not the Majors), the Simpsons. But hey! Don’t have a cow. Man. Things can go up as well as down - just ask Norman Lamont. (Who he? - Ed.)
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Game Busters Once more unto the screen, dear friends! What do you mean, you're scared? You can't beat Another World or Lemmings? Let Maff Evans' mighty blade free you from your demonic troubles in these overdramatised pages of maps, tips and game hints.
This colourful little action game wasn't quite compelling enough to make the top grade in Amiga Format but it is fun tor a while. That is if you can play it. If all those obstacles are too much for you to handle, then try this little cheat.
ROLLING RONNY Start the game as you would normally, then hit C during the gameplay. This should make Ronny immune to gravity. In other words, he will be able to fly!
Guy Hindle.
Sutton ('nuldfield. West Midlands HUDSON HAWK Seeing as the film of this name didn't fare to well on the old silver screen, it's little wonder that the game conversion failed to take off in huge numbers Still, if you bought the game and are having trouble breaking through the guards, then try this.
Once the game has loaded, simply type in SCIENCEFICTION.
You should now be able to start the mayhem with infinite lives. If that little cheat isn't enough, and the action still gets too hot for you.
Pressing Del will allow you to skip levels.
Moss Mokio.
Bradford OH NO! MORE LEMMINGS Despite having a few flaws, this extension to the original hit puzzle game has still proved very popular. A lot of people have sent in lists of codes, for those of you still having trouble. Here they are in all their glory Tame 1 No Code 2 IHRTDNCCAD 3 LRTDLCAQAO 4 RTDLCILEAH 5 TDLCAITFAP 6 DLCIHVTGAJ 7 LCALVTDHAG 8 CILVTDLIAP 9 CAHRVDLJAR 10 IHRUDLCKAK 11 LRUDLCALAH 12 RUDLCILMAQ 13 UDICAHVNAJ 14 DLCIHVUOAS 15 LCALVUDPAP 16 C1LVUDLQAI 17 CAHRTFLBLL 18 :hrtflccbe 19 LRTFLCADBR 20 RTFLCILEBK Crazy Wild Wicked Havoc 1 TFLCAHVFBD 1 BCIPULOJCO 1 UGMCCHTNDQ 1
GEHPTCNBFI 2 FLCIHUTGBL 2 IHSUDMCKCO 2 OICKIUWODR 2 MHPTGLGCFP 3 LCCLVTFHBL 3 MQWMKCELCH 3 MCCLWUGPDJ 3 LPTCLGCDFK 4 CILTTGLIBR 4 PUEMCMLMCG 4 CILWUFOQDR 4 RTGNGILEFF 5 CAHRUGUBF 5 UDMCCHVNCO 5 GCIQTMHBEH 5 TGLGCHWFFP 6 KHRUFLCKBP 6 LICIIUWOCL 6 IHSTDNGCEM 6 FNGIHOTGFH 7 LRUFNCCLBO 7 OCALWUDPCF 7 LPVDLFEDEJ 7 LGCLVTFHFD 8 RUGNCILMBG 8 CILWUEMQCN 8 PVMHGMMEEJ 8 GMFTTVGJIFO 9 UFNCAHUNBN 9 CCHSTFM3DR 9 VLHGCHVFEQ 9 GCHRUGLJFP 10 GNCIHWUOBJ 10 IHRTGOCCDK 10 DLGKHTTGER 10 IHRUFNGKFH 11 LCAMTUFPBR II LPTGMCGDnj II LGCLUTEHEQ II MRWFHFALFQ 12 BKMTUNLQBP 12 STGOCILEDR 12 GIMTVLJIBO 12 RUFNGKLKFP 13
CAIPTEMBCL 13 VOICAHUFDM 13 GEHPUDUJEL 13 UGLGAHVNFF 14 IHRTDOCCCG 14 NKCMIWGDM 14 MISWMJGKER 14 OHGOIVWOFL 15 LPTDMCCDCR 15 MCCLUTFHDN 15 MPUDLGCLEQ 15 U3CLVUFPFM 16 0TEWCKLECM 16 CIMTTOIIDJ 16 QUKJGIMMEP 16 GKLTUNHQFH 17 TEOCAHWFCH 17 CAHSUFOJDK 17 UMJGGITNEM 17 GAHQTDOBGE 18 DOCIITTGCN 18 IHRUGMCKDR 18 ELGIHUUOEK 18 OHQTDOGCGD 19 ICCLWLHCR 19 MPUOICALDR 19 HGGLVNMPEE 19 MFTEMGADGJ 20 CKMUVMIICL 20 QUFMCIKKDG 20 GKLVWLJQEK 20 RTEMGKLEGF This game had some of the best presentation yet seen in an arcade adventure. Judging by the number of solutions sent in, a lot of people have finished it.
If, though, you're having trouble adapting to the alien atmosphere, follow this guide.
Another World Section 1: The Mountains - code EDJI When you appear afler the experiment you are beneath a lake, so push up to swim to the surface. When you reach the top, walk right onto the next screen before the creature pulls you back into the water. On the next two screens, deadly slugs fall from the ceiling and crawl towards you. So finish them all off with low kicks (the black bug is harmless).
When you reach the end screen, walk right until the black bear lion panthcr or whatever it is appears, at which point you should run like the wind to the left. Keep running as fast as you can until you reach the rock overhang next to a vine. Leap onto the vine in order to escape from the creature. When the vine breaks it will drop you off to the right, run right as fast as possible until you are knocked down. Two strange guards will come on. Shoot the lion and then take you prisoner.
That terrifying beast is a bit less of a threat while you are safe on this vine. Don't get too comfortable though, otherwise something nasty is bound to happen.
94 MARCH 1992 Section 2: The Prison - code HICI You will now wake up in a cage with the alien that saved you from the lion-type thing. When the view pulls back, push the joystick left and right in time with the swinging to cause the cage to rock from side to side. Eventually, the rope will break and the cage will fall onto the guard. When your new friend runs away, bend down to pick up the gun then run after him. It may be an idea lo take note of the ‘USING WEAPONRY' box to find out how the gun works at this point.
Shoot the guard, then follow your friend left. Run back to the right until your mate starts trying to unlock the door. Face left and put up a shield, then keep blasting away at the guards until the door is open. Put up a final shield, then run right. When you arc both on the lift, go all the way down to the bottom of the shaft (you could go to the top and look at the view first if you want).
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Now that you've got the guards' attention, you need to clout him with the cage to break free.
Go lo the lefi and shool the power switch on the wall, then go back to the lift. Wait for your friend and go up one floor. Go left and blast the door with a big beam, then drop down through the teleport panel. Walk onto the next screen and wait for your mate. When he appears, go up through the teleport and walk left. When he catches up. Your friend will open the sewer, at which point you should drop down and roll off the bottom of the screen. The sewer pipes are dark, with only your immediate vicinity being lit at all. Meaning that a nasty fall could occur, so check the SEWER MAP to find the
way out.
When you drop into the next corridor, go left into the Gun Charging Room. Go to the right and blast away the three shield doors with big beams. Recharge your gun once more then run to the right. Go through the tunnel towards the daylight, and as soon as you come out of the doorway, blast the guard. Carry on to the right and stop on the very end of the SEWER MAP broken bridge. Leap as far as you can to the right to try and land on the ledge below. If you fail and land on the spikes, then you'll have to try and get closer to the edge of the bridge.
When you land, blast a hole in the wall on the right and walk into the caves.
Section 3: The Caves - code CCAL Walk right and drop down the shaft, then drop down the next hole on the right. Walk off the right-hand side of the T-shaped rock and continue to the right. Jump off the ledge. OVER the spikes and run halfway onto the next screen. Quickly run a short way back to the left, then judge the timing to get safely past the first rock. Wait until you can rush under the second rockfall. Then run onto the next screen until you are hidden behind the big rock.
Wait until the next two rocks hit the floor at the same time, then run to the middle of the screen. Watch the timing of the next rock, then run underneath. Remember to look out for the tentacle monster and run left about halfway up the slope. Tum around and gel a big beam ready. When the tentacle monster comes back down, blast it into smithereens. Go right, run past the tentacles and jump over the mouths that arc in the floor.
Head to the right, kill all the tentacles with big beams and jump over the mouths. When you reach the shaft, do two small jumps lo get past the hole and the mouth, then run right until you reach a wall. Blast the wall away then head back to the left, watching out for mouths and tentacles, until you reach the falling rocks once more. Run up the slope and continue to the top of the slope on the next screen. Tum off to the right and fire at the pterodactyl. He should then wake up and start flying around.
Go left and jump across onto the stalactites. Keep jumping from one to the next until you arc on the one next to the tentacle monster.
When the pterodactyl is drawn up by the creature, jump across to the remaining stalactites « "X iind jump off ihe Icfl-hand side of Ihe screen.
You should now be on the lop of Ihe T-shaped rock. Run off the Icfl-hand side. Ihcn face the righl and blow the support away. Run up ihe slope lo the upper cave.
The only way to get to the lower caves is to swim for it. But what can you do when there’s no water? Try breaking this lot out for a start but get ready to run for it otherwise you'll drown.
This vicious chap launches energy bombs if you try and tackle him with a shield. Close the doors to get his shots to bounce back towards him. That should bring the opposition into line.
Go lo ihe righl. Jumping all ihe holes until you reach a cave with a load of waier above.
Stand on Ihe far left and blow Ihe supporting rocks away. Quickly run lo Ihe left, jumping Ihe holes as you go (tricky) until you arc standing on the stone panel to the left. The water should blast you up lo safely. Run up the slope lo the rigln and blow the door away, then run righl pasl ihe waterfall.
Section 4: The Temple - code KCIJ You should now be in a room with a tunnel beneath, where your friend is crawling. Walk down Ihe steps on Ihe next screen and pul up a shield. Blasl Ihe guard thal appears ihen run right. Jump over the stairwell and continue righl unlil you reach three security doors with a guard behind them. Walk forward but DONT open Ihe doors! Pul up a shield, then lake a step towards the doors to open them. As soon as the guard launches a bomb, walk left so lhal ihe doors close. The bomb will bounce off the doors and kill ihe guard. Once he's dead, run lo Ihe righl and
blasl the door away.
W A Go right and up through ihe teleport.
Recharge your gun in the chamber, then go back through the teleport and off lo the righl.
Crouch down and wan. Watch the reflection in Ihe glass orb, then wail unlil the guard has slopped walking and is directly beneath the orb. Shoot ihe rope from a crouch and listen lo make sure lhal ii hits him. If it doesn't, he'll start shooting al you. So go lefl and re-enter ihe screen lo try again.
Go back lo the lefl and go down the first set of steps. Drop through the teleport and face left. Don't, whatever you do. Go right! Pul up a shield and kill the guard lhal appears, ihcn head lefl unlil you reach a large chamber with steps on Ihe left. Go lo Ihe lop of ihe slcps and face righl. Shoot the rope so thal Ihe lights fall down. Ihen go back lo Ihe righl.
Continued overleaf rr ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER WEAPONS CLASS The gun can be used in three main ways:
1. Single Shot Press and quickly release the fire-but- ton. So
that a single laser blast is fired.
This is useful for breaking ropes, disconnecting power cables and destroying enemy personnel.
I, i. £ £ £ £ Close Combat When fighting guards, try to put a shield up before entering combat. You will also, more than likely, be safer if you crouch down while fighting. Enemy guards will tend to use a lot of shields, so master the use of the Big Beam to destroy them.
The key is this: crouch down, put up a shield, use a big beam to destroy their sheids and fire a quick volley of laser blasts to finish them off. If your shield begins to thin out when you are still under attack, put up another one quickly.
Trtt £ £ &
2. Shield Will MARCH 1992 Hold down the fire-button until in
energy bill appears. Then releise the button, this causes a
shield to be put up. Which will only stop Laser Shots
(including your own), allowing guards and bombs to pass on
through.
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under the teleport, at which point a guard will come on and
punch you in the face. When he picks you up and starts talk
ing. Push left and press fire. He will then drop you. So run
left and pull down to perform a stunt roll and pick up the
gun. Keep pulling down and press fire when you get into a
crouch to kill the guard.
Run onto the next screen until you are in the second archway. Put up a shield to your left then quickly put one up to the right. Blast both the guards (this isn't easy, so be patient), then go right to the pool of water. Swim down to the bottom of the pit and go left into the cave. Keep swimming left until you reach a cave with two shafts above. Swim up the left- hand shaft to get some air. Then swim down to the lower shaft into another cave. Climb onto the ledge on the right and shoot the power cable. Now swim back up to the top of the pit where you dived in. Go to the right and climb out of
the water.
Go right, past the concussed guard and drop down the shaft. As soon as you hit the floor, face right and blast the door away, then leg it! Keep running through the doors until you reach a dead end. Face left and put up a shield, making sure that it's to the left of the trap-door in the ceiling. Blast the guards that come in and make sure your shield doesn't run out. Eventually, your mate will reach down and grab you. Pulling you to safety.
When you are in the upper room, wait for the ceiling to crumble so that the rocks fall on the guards below, then go right into the black tank. After the lank has rolled out into the arena, a window will appear in the top left of the screen. Hit the bottom button lo call up more controls, then hit the bottom left button, then the top green button to the left of the red one. The escape pods will then be launched.
Get the right key sequence to launch the escape pods from the tank, otherwise you'll get caught up in the wild antics of the gladiator battles.
Section 5: The Tower - code LFEK As soon as the pod has landed and you jump out. Ran quickly to the right. After you come out of the doorway, put up a shield and kill the four guards that come on. Then ran to the right.
Keep running right, past the window that your friend bursts through, until the ground is blown from beneath you. A guard will catch you and fling you against the wall. After he has kicked you onto the next screen, quickly crawl right by pushing the joystick to the right.
Don't touch the fire-button yet! After a struggle. The guard will throw your friend off the ledge, leaving him dangling by his fingertips.
THE CODES If you just want to have a crack at a later section without using the solution, then try these codes: Code Position EDJI In the lake HICI In the prison FLLD In the sewers LIBC Next to first recharger CCAL In the caves EDIL At the end of the caves FADK Standing on T-shaped rock KCIJ At temple entrance 1CAH By the pool FIEI At pool with powerline down LALD At the start of the blast ran LFEK In the tower baths When the guard reaches the middle of the screen, press fire and push right to pull the lever. The guard will then be destroyed. Press fire and right to pull another lever, then
quickly crawl to the left. When you reach the shaft of light you will be transported to the roof and pass out with exhaustion. Your friend will then appear and whisk you off to safety on the back of a giant prehistoric bird.
MARCH 1992 SWITCHBLADE II - CHROME GAME It seems as though the hidden game access code given for this one has proved extremely popular. Quite a few people must have played the sub-game pretty extensively, since we've had a lot of letters listing the access codes for all the levels. For those of you that missed it, here is a run down of the crack.
When the title screen appears, type in LEVEL and the number of the level you want to see to jump straight there. Typing in CHROME will take you into the sub-game. You can then use these codes to access the levels of the secret game: 1 No Code 2 TRUTH 3 JELLY 4 STORY 5 CLOUD 6 MOUSE 7 HUMAN 9 PAPER 10 EARTH II SPACE 12 GENAM 13 APPLE 14 JUICE 15 CHESS 16 WORLD 17 AUDIO 18 LOGIC 19 TITLE 20 VENUS GAME TIPS TTj Hand The night is dark and the air is filled with the plaintive cries of the lost.
What are they saying? 'Haaave youuuu got anyyyy tiiips?' Fear no more, weary traveller! Here is Helping Hand to save the day (Flounce off stage right under hail of rotten tomatoes).
Fish and Chips Could you please lei me know if there is a cheat for infinite lives on James Pond II Robocod? This game is annoying me intensely!
Darren Smith, Potters Bar. Hertfordshire Annoying you? This wonderful little game? Nah! As for your question about an infinite lives cheat, the simple answer is no. The more complicated answer is that there is a cheat for an infinite shield. This can be accessed in two ways. First, the fun way. Walk along to the right for a little bit. Then jump up onto the roof to the left of the castle. There should be five objects there
- a cake, a hammer, an earth globe, an apple and a tap. Collect
the items in the order listed their first letters spelling
CHEAT) and the shield will be activated.
Alternatively, you could try collecting this sequence of items: lips, ice cream, violin, earth and snowman - spelling out LIVES. This will give you infinite supply of Robocods.
If all that collecting is too much bother for you.
Just hold down the Control key and hit Return to achieve the same effect. If the shield runs out at any point Iby collecting a shield during the game) just press the two keys once more. This cheat will also allow you lo access any of the usually locked doors.
MARCH 1992 Thuffering Thuccotash I retently purchathcd a copy of Deuteroth and have played it conthtantly. I have thucthccdcd in conquering the tholar thythtcm and have thucthcthfully Slaughtered all the Mcthanoidth in thith thcctor.
I have altho thct up thpathc thtationth in Proxlhima 1 have acquired the hyper-light drive and have dithcovcrcd an alien artifact which my thicntithtth can only rclhearch to 12 perthent. The Matter Transporter and Self dcthtruct SyStcmth arc gained by Simply docking with a defeated Methanoid bathe and clicking on the icon marked ‘Panic'. At thiS thtagc the Mcthanoidth Simply keep attacking from elthcwhcrc until I cannot produSe enough forthcth to defend my pothithion. How Sc Suffering thuccotash do I get onto the ncxtht thtagc.
Sylvester the Cat.
Sunderland. Tyne and Wear ® Honestly, we haven't made this one up!
It was really sent to us like this! We're not exactly sure about how to overcome this specific situation, but here is a hit of advice from Phillip Millward in Leicester.
When you are about to be taken over by a Methanoid fleet, keep to the screen where the picture of an Orbital Factory fills the screen. Advance time until the picture of the factory disappears, then go to the square where the self-destruct mechanism is. Click on the square, activate the self destruct and immediately turn it off. You should find that you have your colony back and no less than 50 IOS drones. Hope that's of some help!
- i f 4 ) Sweet Surrender I need help! I'm stuck on the second
level of Bart Simpson Vs The Space Mutants. I've collected all
the goals but I can't get past the sweet platforms. In
Gamcbustcrs it said Sat Bart could create 'a special effect to
sail past the obstacle'. That's all very well, but how do you
create it? Please tell me!
Lucy Pinkstone.
Pontypool, Gwent We p you ask for and help you get! Guy Badman is the first across the line with a solution lo this problem. Start the second level and carry on as normal. When you get to the sweet platforms, jump onto the second platform and jump on it three times. It should then turn white and carry you across to the other side of the cement. A hearty voucher is on its way to you. Guy!
I Carn't Spel Oh dear! It looks as Sough I have incurred the wrath of the Amiga Format readers by giving Chris Abbcrton a voucher for his Shadow of the Beast II password hint that doesn't seem to work. I have to say.
Though, that this isn't Chris's fault! I... cr... ntis-typed the code and printed SUNSTOVE instead of SUN- STONE. My fault! 1 apologise!
However. Sis isn't the end of the problem. There are (as it has been pointed out to me by many readers) a number of different passwords. In order to find the right one. Follow this advice.
Go to the left of the starting position and kill the gargoyle that is trying to abduct a man. When he is free, ask him about TRAPS, remembering whether he says upper or lower switch. Continue down the chasm and to the left, killing the gargoyle and the man pushing the spiked block (by luring him to the edge of the chasm). Carry on and kill the next gargoyle to get a key. Climb the vine above the see-saw and open the door using the key. To the right you should find a couple of switches, so hit the one the man told you about.
Ride the lift and walk across, but don't climb down the vine yet. Jump across, release the beast from the cage and use the switch lo go back down on the lift. Go left and use the crane to drop the rock on the other side of the acid, then push it onto the see-saw.
Jump from the vine onto the seesaw, then run across to the lift. Battle with the dragon that you are taken to and knock down the sack. The man freed will then give you the password, which could be one of the following: SUNSTONE. NECROPOLIS. OBERON or ETERNITY. The only way to make sure which of the passwords is valid in that game is to free the man in the sack, so always free him!
Kickback Back in issue 30 of Amiga Format. Tom Hughes from Oxfordshire asked for a hint to help him beat the opponents he was having trouble with in Full Contact.
Well thank you dear readers, the Helping Hand post bag has been absolutely innundatcd with answers to this plea for help.
Start the game as normal and while playing press all the letter keys starting with Q. going down the columns and across to the right. Don't hit the S key though! This means that you should hit this sequence: QAZWXEDCRFVTGBYHNUJMIKOLP. Doing this causes your opponent to simply keel over and die. That should make things easier.
Well, that about wraps it up for this month. If you want a bit more complex help than a simple cheat, then why not check out the Screenplay books (Page 101). These two lovingly-created tomes contain hints, cheats, maps and mini-reviews of over 200 games. Get your orders in and you could get all this help in two volumes at a special price. If these two books still can't help you then bung your query in to Helping Hand, and we'll try and help you out.
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L PHONE NOW FOR MORE INFORMATION ON YOUR LOCAL CALCULUS STORE 0543 251275 COMPUTER STORES AMIGA CDTV Amiga CDTV is a revolutionary new concept in home entertainment and education, representing leading edge technology. The CDTV player combines a high quality performance CD audio system, advanced Amiga technology featuring the new Kickstart 2 ROM and infrared remote control to offer a huge range of interactive applications, from Mega games to music and educational applications, e.g. languages (French, German and Spanish).
The integration of CD audio, graphics, animation, video and text gives you true multi media for corporate and business presentations. Each CD-ROM disk can store an incredible 540MB of data, equivalent to a quarter of a million pages of text.
The Amiga CDTV connects to a standard television in the same way as a video recorder and can be connected to a hi-fi system for high quality audio sound.
AMIGA CDTV STARTER PACK INCLUDED I The starter pack gives you a full 1MB Amiga Plus compatible system featuring:-
• Amiga CDTV player
• CDTV Amiga keyboard
• Cumana3.5" CDTV external black drive
• Software:-? We come disk ? Lemmings ? Hutchinsons encyclopedia
CALCULUS PRICE RRP - £699.99 AMIGA CDTV UPGRADE PACK AMIGA CDTV
GAMES PACK E £74922 PERIPHERALS & SOFTWARE Top Ten Software
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£49.99 £79.99 £149.99 SOFTWARE Top Ton Software Twas wWt 10% off RRP IQWarepanunfl 31 3 921 The CDTV Amiga Upgrade Pack allows existing CDTV owners to tap into the massive base of Amiga 3.5" games software Upgrade Pack contains:-
• CDTV Amiga keyboard
• 3.5 CDTV Amiga external black drive THE ULTIMATE GAMES SYSTEM
FEATURING
• Amiga CDTV player
• Amiga CDTV Keyboard
• Goldstar 14" monitor TV complete with remote control and Amiga
lead
• Amplified Stereo speakers
• Software :- Welcome disk ? Lemmings ?Hutchinsons Encyclopedia
? XENON 2 ? FALCON 16 CDTV keyboard CDTV Tracker Ball
(infrared) CDTV Genlock RRP - £839.90 CDTV 3.5" Amiga External
Floppy Drive £79.99 CALCULUS PRICE XENON 2 The ultimate arcade
action game featuring top chart stereo sounds and artist
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FALCON FI 6 The complete combat flight simulator with full pre-flight briefing including animation and in-flight voice communications AMIGA 500 PLUS Complete with the following:-
• Amiga 500 + computer with 1Mb RAM
• A520 TV Modulator
• 1352 2 Button Mouse
• Workbench 2 Disks and Manuals SEE HUE GREfll DE :ALS 01 COME &
LEMMINGS Are you as smart as Lemmings are stupid ?
Match your intelligence against their lack of it as you play the most original game of 1991.
THE SIMPSONS - BART vs THE SPACE MUTANTS Hello fellow humansl Bartholomew J Simpson here, with a very important secret: SPACE MUTANTS ARE INVADING SPRINGFIELD.
CAPTAIN PLANET ANDTHE PLANETEERS Captain Planet and the Planeteers has turned saving the Earth's environment into the ultimate adventure DPAINT III The program that sets the standard for computer painting now with animation.
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INKJET PRINTER £149.99 £129.99 £29.99 £25.99 MICROBOTICS M502
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FOR YOU THE NEW AMIGA 1500 The Amiga 1500 system offers total
compatibility with the Amiga 500, of internal expansion
options.
All our Amiga 1500's featured in our advertising, are the latest version, featuring Kickstart 2 ROM and Workbench 2, offering significant enhancements over the previous model.
With unbelievable level an
• AMIGA 1500 CALCULUS' STARTER PACK Amiga 1Mb PAM Mouse. Manuals
and Amiga DOS.
• THE WORKS - PLATINUM EDITION A lull integrated software package
wrth Word Processor line English Dictionary) Spreadsheet and
Database Package
• DELUXE PAINT III Probably the best paint package available
allowing you to 3S(*ay your hidden talents. This award winning
software allows you to paint, design o» an,m*te
• HOME ACCOUNTS Home accounts with budgeting, forecasting and
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• ELF - Nbu will encounter Cornelius the Elf on your travels in
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• vs De«v«d princess Miho Join Toki on his mythical adventure,
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• PUZZNIC - A puzzle game to top them all. It's fast, furious and
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£493.60 Ex VAT Pack contents as with the Amiga 1500 Calculus' Starter Pack plus the following:- A520 TV Modulator. A TV Adaptor that allows you to use the Amiga "500 on a colour :e--evision.
AMIGA 1500 and contents as in the Amiga 1500 'Calculus' Starter Pack.
A520 MODULATOR Amiga 1500 Dual Drive with 52Mb Quantum Fast Access SCSI Hard Drive Upgrade and Controller Card.
BEGINNERS PACK £599221 £706.37 Ex VAT £510.62 Ex VAT AMIGA 1500 STARTER PACK & 1084 MONITOR 81 1270 INK JET PRINTER Pack contents as with the Amiga 1500 Starter Pack and 1084 Monitor, plus the MPS 1270 Ink Jet Printer.
(Epson FX80 85 compatible Ink Jet Printer.)
£85922!
£731.89 Ex VAT = c* coments include the Amiga 1500 'Calculus' Starter Pack plus e ‘crfowmg 1084 14" Colour Amiga Monitor Arruga Cable £72922!
RRP - £959.99 £621.26 Ex VAT CALCULUS PRICE ON-SITE SERVICE For total peace of mind - why not take out a 12 months on-site warranty on your new Amiga 1500 2000 system. £5922 VIS1I YOUR LOCAL STORE FOR II FREE FEATURES Amiga 2000 Dual Drive with the A2088 XT Bridge Board and 360K 5.25" MS-DOS Floppy Drive Complete with MS-DOS Operating System Features NEW Kickstart 2 and Workbench operating system.
Optional Hard Drive available OVER SEVENTY STORES THROUGHOUT THE U.K. FOR MORE INFORMATION AND THE LOCATION OF YOUR LOCAL CALCULUS STORE PHONE 0543 251275 COMPUTER DATABASE OF CALCULUS STORES ITEMS HELD IN STOCK MAY VARY FROM STORE TO STORE FEATURES: Amiga 2000 Dual Drive with
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FREE AMIGA VISION SOFTWARE WITH ALL AMIOA 2000 SYSTEMS Amiga
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CALCULUS COMPUTER STORES The Amiga 2000 has been designed as a basic system expandible to the needs of the home, business or professional user.
Our Amiga 2000 XT AT Emulations offer the very best of both worlds.
A combination of the Amiga's amazing sound, graphics, speech and video with the ability to use industry standard MS-DOS business applications.
An Amiga 2000 and IBM compatible PC in one 52Mb Quantum Fast Access SCSI Hard Drive with SCSI High Speed Controller £249.99 (£212.00 ex VATI NEW! 120Mb Quantum Fast Access SCSI Hard Drive with SCSI High Speed Controller £369.99 (£314.88 ex VATI NEWI 240Mb Quantum Fast Access SCSI Hard Drive with SCSI High Speed Controller £739.99 (£629.77 ex VATI 8Mb Microbotics 8UP DIP RAM Board with 2Mb RAM £169.99 (£144.69 ex VATI 2Mb Additional RAM for Microbotics 8UPDIP £69.99 (£59 56 ex VATI NEW! 2Mb Microbotics Vxl-32 RAM Board for Vxl 30 Board £199.99 (£170.20 ex VATI 25Mhz Microbotics VXL 30 030
Accelerator Board £269 99 (£229 78 ex VATI 40Mfu Microbotics VXL-30 030 Accelerator Board £399.99 (£340.00 ex VATI 68881 FPU Co-Proce6sor for Microbotics VXL-30 Board £69.99 (£59.57 ex VATI 68882 FPU Co Processor for Microbotics VXL-30 Board £129.99 (£110.63 ex VATI A2088 XT Bridge Board with 360K
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5. 25' Floppy Drive £329.99 (£280.84 ex VATI AMIGA 2000 SYSTEM
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• Dual 3.5" 880K Floppy Drive
• 1Mb Chip RAM • 1352 Amiga Mouse
• NEW WORKBENCH 2 discs and Manuals
• Ftower Cable • Amiga Keyboard £69922 (») PERIPHERALS AMIGA 2000
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Find out how to fine-tune your body to peak performance. How to go faster and ride further. Learn from the pros - and the men who train the pros ISSUE 2 ON SALE FEBRUARY 13th 512K with clock 16 chip £24.99 4 chip £27.95 1 Mb thru board ...£59.95 (To use with 512K upgrade to give 1.5Mb upgrade) 1 5Mb with clock .£69.95 MEMORY UPGRADES A500 PLUS 1Mb (Populated to 1 2Mb)....£39.99 1Mb (Fully populated) £59.95 ROM Sharer £29.99 Enables A500 Plus owners to run A500 compatible software.
Will need 1.3 Kickstart ...£39.00
3. 5" DS DD 100+ only 33p 50+ only 36p 1+ only 39p EXTRA please
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Prices include VAT. PSP Mouse ST Amiga replacement.....£18.00
20 cap disk box 3.5’ .....£2.99 40 cap.
Lockable disk box 3.5" .£4.50 80 cap lockable disk box
3.5" ..£5.99 100 cap lockable disk box 3.5" £6.99
Dust covers Am ST ......£3.99 Dust covers
printer monitor....from £5.99 Mouse mat
6mm ...£2.99 Mouse mat
8mm ...£3.99 Leads and ribbons • most
requirements can be supplied - please telephone lor quote.
Fitting and repair ..£P.O.A. Amazing pricing on the following.
256K x 8 9 (1 4Mb) .....Only £10.00 1 Mb x 8 9 (1Mb) ..Only £30.00 4Mb x 9 (4Mb) ...Only £120.00 CHIPS & BITS 256K x 1 DRAM .....90p 256K x 4 DRAM ..£3.95 1Mb x 1 DRAM ..£3.95 1 Mb x 4 DRAM £25.00 4Mb x 1 DRAM £25.00 8372A Fatter Agnus ..P.O.A. 1-3 Kickstart ......£39.00 SUPRA 500 RX EXTERNAL MEMORY EXPANSION 500 RX 1Mb ..Only £145.00 2Mb ..Only £185.00
4Mb ..Only £269.00 8Mb ..Only £419.00 Only 1" wide. Plugs directly onto the side of your Amiga - it only takes a few moments to fit.
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FLOPPY DRIVES
3. 5" DS DD external drive £49.99
3. 5" DS DD internal replacement.£44.00 Quiet, slim, high quality
mechanisms.
Telephone: (0543)473131 HARD DRIVES Telephone: (0543)473131 As we supply nearly all makes please state the make and model on your enquiry order and we will supply at "The market price". Please call tor confirmation of price and delivery.
SUPRA Get to those software bill boards; or anything you want down the phone - ready to go on line.
Supra 2400 £119.00 Supra 2400+ .....£174.00 2400+ has error correction and data compression. Both include: ? RS232 interface ? Internal diagnostics ? Programmable number storage ? Tone pulse autodial answer ? 100% Hayes compatible All products are made using leading edge technology to the highest standards and are fully guaranteed.
As every Amiga A500 owner knows, to back-up software from one disk to another is not the easiest of things to do.
Unless you have the right utility.
The trouble is finding one for the right money.
Well you just have. It's called 'Blit-a-copy'.
'Blit-a-copy' is a software and hardware-based intelligent back-up system manufactured and distributed under license here in the UK by Media Direct.
And, at just £34.95 inc VAT, it's sold at a price that no-one can reproduce!
Alternatively, purchase the Cumana CAX354 external drive together with Blit-a-copy for a combined price of MEDIA £87 95 'V DIRECT Trade enquiries welcome. Media Direcl ComPu,er SuPPlies Limi,ed' Please add £3.35 post and packing or £6.95 for Un"3'syZSL*08"*6' a two day delivery service or £9.00 for a 24hour Stoke-on-Trent ST4 7SH Tel: 0782 208228 Fax:0782 281506 service.
Media Direct Computer Supplies Limited does not condone or encourage the reproduction of copyrighted software.
YES! I would like to order advance tickets to the Amiga Shopper Show and save £1.05 a ticket.
There will be everything a discerning Amiga owner could want at this spring’s Amiga Shopper Show.
For a start, dozens of software companies will be showing off their unmissable new products; it's your chance to try them out for yourself.
Then there are all the hardware manufacturers keen to demonstrate just how powerful it’s possible to make an Amiga. Commodore itself will be there, displaying its latest range including the new A690 CD-ROM player.
Adult tickets at the special discount price of £4.95. under-14 tickets at the special discount price of £2.95. Please send me Please send me Total payment: £ . Method of payment (please circle) Access Mastercard Visa Cheque PO Expiry date Credit card number I I 1 L_ i I I I I I I I 1 J I 1-1-1-1 2 Please make all cheques payable to AMIGA SHOPPER SHOW Name.... Address.
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J For enthusiasts and beginners alike there will be a series of Amiga Shopper seminars and question-and-answer sessions run by experts in every field.
Games players will be treated to the very best in brand-new leisure software, courtesy of Amiga Power.
And of course there’s the main attraction: the chance to buy software and hardware at incredible prices. Think of it - the biggest choice you're ever likely to see, and prices to match.
The Amiga Shopper Show is being held in the Wembley Exhibition Centre, London, from Friday 15th to Sunday 17th May. Doors open 9am.
You can’t afford to miss it, so book your tickets now and save even more money with our special early booking discount. Instead of £6 you pay £4.95 - ring the credit card hotline on 051-356 5085, or return the form straight way.
Ring our ticket credit card hotline on: 051-356 5085 AMIGA SHOW WEMBLEY EXHIBITION CENTRE • MAY 15-17 It’ll save you serious money Media Direct 0782 208228 AMIGA 500 PACKS PRINTERS UL X DC ) ZOS OZ ONOOCM CVJCOi-inOCD All our printers are UK specification and are covered by a 12 months warranty-All the prices include a printer lead and a tailored dust cover £294.1 £204.1 £224.1 Excellent value al only £399 w s*ti C149.9S £3 , PERIPHERALS £214.65 We stock a large range of peripherals, all of the highest quality If you can t see the one you require please give us a call to see if we stock it
£634 95 £204.95 £249.95 £22.91 memory Built-in disk dnve 4096 colour graphics 4 channel stereo sound Kickstart 1 3 Workbench 1.3 Extras 1.3 and tutorial disk Amiga mouse TV modulator Power supply unit A500 keyboard Plus 10 more Great Games Football Manager Hotshot Las Vegas Flight Path 737 Firebtaster Karting Grand Prix Thai Boxing Seconds Out Mouse Trap Plutos We also give you:- Mouse mat and pocket ' dust cover, 10 blank disks and box. Quickshot Python 1 joystick All our Amiga's are UK specification ana come complete with the following Bart Simpson Captain Planet Deluxe Paml III and game
of the year' Lemmings Amiga Pack 1 (Classic Pack) 512K random access Amiga Pack 5 (Educational Pack) As Pack 1 but includes a selection of educational software Spell Book (ages 4-9) Things to do with words (ages 5-12) Things to do with numbers (ages 5-10) Let s spell at the shops (ages 4-10) Let's spell at home (ages 4-10) Let s spell out and about (ages 4-10) Puzzle Book v (5 to, adult) Puzzle Book 2 (5 to adult) Amiga Pack 6 (Gamers Pack) As Pack 1 but also includes some of the hottest games .
F29 Retahator.
F19 Stealth Fighter.
Lotus Esprit Turbo Challenge.
Swiv (Silkworm II).
Flight of the Intruder Amiga Pack 4 (The Ultimate Pack) As Pack 1 but includes Star LC200 colour printer plus Philips CM8833 II stereo colour monitor Amiga Pack 3 (Classic Printer Pack) As Pack 1 but includes the Star LC200 full colour printer Amiga Pack 2 (Classic Pack Plus) As Pack 1 but also includes the Cumana CAX354 external disk drive Star LC24-200 Mono Printer 80 column dot matrix printer 7K buffer expandable to 39K 10 resident fonts Paper park with auto single sheet loading Supplied with mono ribbon Faster than LC24-10 Extra font cartridges available Front panel pitch selection
Programmable from front panel Star LC200 Colour Printer An excellent value lor money Colour Printer 240 DPI 9 pin colour Front panel pitch selection Push pull tractor feeds Reverse paper feeds 16K buffer 8 resident fonts Supplied with colour and mono ribbons Front panel programmable Paper park with auto single sheet loading Star LC24-200 Colour Printer 360 DPI 24 pm colour printer 30K buffer expandable to 62K 10 resident fonts Front panel pitch selection Reverse paper feed Paper park with auto single sheet loading Star LC-20 A popular low cost UonoPrnttt Multiple font options from front panel
Excellent paper handling facilities Simultaneous, continuous and single sheet stationery 240x240 DPI graphics Star LC 24-10 24 Pin Version ol LCIO Excellent letter quality print 360x360 DPI graphics 8 resident fonts Additional font cartridges available Naksha Upgrade Mouse Amiga Atari switchable Simply the best 280 DPI resolution Ergonomic design Smooth precise operation 2 years guarantee Free mouse mat Free mouse pocket Now includes Operation Stealth from US Gold Only Citizen Swift 24 pin Colour Printer European Printer of the Year 1990 24 pin version of the 9 pin colour printer 360x360 DPI
colour graphics Push and pull tractor feed Citizen Swill 9 pin Colour Printer 8 K buffer 240x240 DPI colour graphics Push and pull tractor teeds Excellent pnni quality (two year warranty) Citizen 1240 24 pin Mono Printer 8K buffer expandable Push and pull tractor feeds 3 fonts with excellent letter quality (two year warranty) Ciizen 1200+ A very popular low cost mono printer centronics RS232 CBM 64 serial Please specify interface when ordering (two year warranty) Supplied with colour and mono ribbons , Front panel programmable Extra font cartridges available GOVERNMENT, TRADE AND EDUCATIONAL
ORDERS WELCOM MEDIA DIRECT THE AMIGA SPECIALISTS Mega Deals, Multi-Choice Squik Mouse cost Amiga'Atari replacement mouse 60 DPI resolution
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Q. XOZUJ Zog OZ ON CO CM CM O CO CM CM 00 £57.95 £39.95 £69.95
£26.95 £29.95 Philips CM8833 II Stereo Colour Monitor All our
monitors are ol UK specification, are covered by a 12 month
warranty and come complete with a connecting lead £449.00
£509.00 £549.00 £599.00 £599.00 £659.00 £79.95 £44 95
Expansion Boards Amiga A500 0.5 Mb RAM expansion board ¦ceases
memory to 1 Mb re 3i( technology Replacement tor A501 f
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91 5A STAMBAUGH ST, REDWOOD CITY. CA 99063 USA Aimed at users of Impulse's top-class ray-tracing program who know the basics but are finding it troublesome to get any further. Of the two sections, the first contains detailed notes on the use of the program's modules, the second offers twelve step-by-step tutorials. A disk is included with examples for working through the tutorials.
MARCH 1992 PROGRAM DESIGN TECHNIQUES FOR THE AMIGA £16.95 KUMA COMPUTERS 0739 899335 Written by occasional Amiga Format contributor Paul Overaa. It's not intended to teach coding, but explains standard techniques for program design, pseudocode and flow diagrams, structures and standards. It includes many Amiga techniques such as Copper lists.
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£25.99 LANDER 091-357 1659 "Edutainment" is the phrase coined by Lander to describe their latest educational release, and it’s a fair description. The idea is to sneak learning in the back way by hiding it in the fun of a series of five arcade games, with attractive graphics and presentation. Looks a winner.
COUNT AND ADD £25.99 LANDER 091-357 1659 More normal under-sevens Maths program, with traditional line-up of five little learning games spiced up by some clever tweaks. Has potential.
THE COMMERCIAL GAMES PROGRAMMER'S GUIDE £11 .95 COMPUTER MANUALS 021-706 6000 The author wrote this after being frustrated to find that there was no information for beginners about how to get involved in professional programming. It's not highly professional, but it includes a number of useful insights into the demands of designing and coding games for profit.
USING AREXX ON THE AMIGA £33.01 COMPUTER MANUALS 021-706 6000 First of two new additions to the enormous Abacus range ot American Amiga advice books. Both come with a disk of examples and PD programs. This one covers all the sticky details of the very useful applications macro programming system now Included with Workbench 2.
AMIGA DESKTOP VIDEO ROWER C27.93 COMPUTER MANUALS 021-706 6000 Just updated to include information on the latest graphics technology, such as the Video Toaster and DCTV. Inevitably it's less appropriate to the UK, where the software and hardware is slightly different, but much of the conceptual stuff and video jargon is invaluable to video novices.
Coming co Reach not yet for thy cheque-book, sirrah, for verily I say unto ye there may be something new in the way of hardware or software that will claim thy attention, as previewed by Damien Noonan.
£25.99 GREMLIN 0792 753923 Marrying the several-little-games-in-one- package approach of market leader Fun School with the kids' TV characters, this has the right credentials. It's very nicely presented, with colourful graphics and simple point-and-click operation. Shows definite promise.
PICTURE BOOK £19.95 TRIPLE R 0792 769950 Cleverly introducing the use of thin plastic keyboard overlays to make this set of four colourful and entertaining programs accessible to young children. With an alphabet book, spelling game, counting game and an educational Snap! Game.
SHAPES A COLOURS FIRST LETTERS £7.99 RAINBOW SOFTWARE 0392 77369 Bargain prices for two promising little packages put together by enthusiasts, again in the popular mode of lots of little games in one set.
PIXEL 3D VERSION 2 PRICE TBA AXIOM via SILICA 081 -309 1111 £79.95 NEW HORIZONS via SILICA 081-309 1111 An unusual program, this is described as an "idea processor". Essemially it's intended to help you organise thoughts into a coherent and logical pattern when you're writing, designing or organising something. It sounds odd. But if you've ever written a long piece from notes you'll see the idea.
Latest version of the utility that converts bitmap images into objects that can be used by 3D and ray-tracing programs. It now handles many different rile formats specific to 3D programs, but most important is a feature that cuts out unnecessary points, saving lots of time for the user.
Education Software 'Serious' ntraptions £99.95 DIGITAL VISION via SILICA 081 -309 1111 Cul-down version of ihc highly-respected prcscnlalion package aimed al 512K users and targeted more specifically at video tilling. It's known for ease of use. But really it's the quality of the modem typefaces and the colourful graphics, all supplied, which make it easy to get good results.
HOMEBASE £29.95 HELIOS SOFTWARE 0623 516122 Terribly simple novices' database that has been designed and programmed in the UK.
As the name implies, it concentrates on providing an accessible card index database system that will make it easy to set up a catalogue of videos, books or anything else around the home.
£69.95 (UPGRADE £34.95) HISOFTOS25 718181 Updated version of the Amiga assembly language that anyone who programs on the Amiga uses, with improvements in speed (up to 40 per cent increase) and handling of all 68000 series processors. The editor is now Workbench 2 compatible and many tweaks include source level debugging.
Reviews Not necessarily as serious as all that - there's fun to be had here tool - this is the section of the magazine dedicated to bringing you honest and intelligent reviews of the latest releases in hardware and software that have nothing to do with games.
From expansions such as extra memory and hard drives through useful, practical utilities to the latest In 'productivity' (word processing. DTP. Databases) and 'creativity' (paint, animation, 3D and music) software. It's all In here.
Two years running, Amiga Format has been voted by computer retailers as the magazine that they most trust when they're deciding what to stock, so you can see that we're the people best placed to advise you on what to buy. With our expert knowledge, we know what's the best program to date for any particular kind ot job. And we'll see how anything new stacks up against the best in the business.
We also carry round-ups' which compare all the programs that are available of a particular kind and pick out the best tor your needs. We've covered hard drives, disk drives, sound samplers, video digitisers, word processors, word processors with graphics and more In recent issues, but If you're trying to decide what to buy do write in and ask us to do a comparison.
Contents A smallish section this month, with so much going on on the non-game side on compact disc. But we've got two exciting new ideas for you... VIDEO DIRECTOR______________________________1 20 Extraordinary new idea number one: a way of using your Amiga to control the editing of video-tape in your own home THE MIRACLE PIANO TUTOR______________1 24 Extraordinary new idea number two: connect your Amiga up to a keyboard and it can teach you to play piano! Check it outl STEREO MASTER________________________________1 26 There's an awful lot happening on the sound sampling scene at the moment:
this is the first of two updated packages AMAS 2_________________________________________132 Sound sampling freaks get another bite of the cherry wrth a look at the update of a popular MIDI-related sampling system PHOENIX A500 PLUS UPGRADES FCC DISTRIBUTION 0532 311932 Manufactured in the UK and boasting a full two-year warranty (probably the longest you'll ever get on computer equipment) this new range ot memory expansions is directed at A500 Plus owners who are fortunate in being able to have 2Mb ot memory configured as Chip RAM.
It you're not au tail with the two types ot RAM, Chip RAM Is great for graphics, animation and sound sampling work, but some older programs written tor a megabyte or more expect to find Fast memory. Anything over 512K on an old A500 is Fast, anything ovor 2Mb on a Plus is Fast.
The Phoenix range includes a 512K expansion to give you 1.5Mb total (£34.99) and a 1Mb expansion to give 2Mb total (£49.99), though the 512K board has space on It lor chips to be added to the lull 1Mb later. Third item in the range is a ROM sharer (£24.99 plus £29.99 tor the Kickstart 1.3 ROM it you don't have one) which allows you to switch to Workbench 1.3 instead, thereby avoiding many 'compatibility' problems where older software won’t run on a Plus.
How the Ratings System works SPEED (marked out of 5) • • • • • I Tremendously important for both hardware and software: there's nothing more annoying than waiting. A purely intuitive judgement.
DOCUMENTATION (out of S) • • • • • Although there are some packages that are so simple no manual Is needed, complex items benefit hugely Irom a good explanation.
ACCESSIBILITY (out of 5) • • • • • The target tor all good software should be powerful but simple: this rating assesses how easy It Is to get to grips with the Item.
FEATURES (out of 5) • • • • • Does it do what you want It to do? How well does It do It? And does It also do lots ot other things that you’d never have thought of?
VALUE (out of 5) Itttt A pretty important rating, this one: it a package does everything you could wish tor. It's no use to you unless you can attord to buy it.
Tho Verdict, our at-a-glance overall rating.
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DESKTOP VIDEO To make your home videos really smart and impressive, you need to do two things.
The first, putting on titles, is easy: but the second, editing out unwanted bits, is tricky.
Let Jason Holborn show you how to do it FOR MANY AMIGA OWNERS, ihc phrase 'desktop video’ means only one thing - video titling. With a genlock, a video tilling package and a couple of video players, you can produce captions and titles that would have turned BBC video engineers green with envy little more than a few years back. It makes a world of difference to the look of your videos.
But there is a second stage that many home-video producers ignore: editing. Fact is.
When you're busily popping around with your camcorder you often find that a lot of w hat you've captured on tape isn't very good. So you want to pick out the best bits.
Unfortunately, this isn't too easy to do at home. Video editing, even Ihc way the BBC do it. Is a simple enough process: you just play the original tape (the 'source') and record bits you want on a second deck (the 'destination').
Now this is easy enough to do at home: you can use the camcorder as your source and your video recorder as the destination. But the problem is. You tend not to be able to do it accurately enough - the professionals use expensive video decks with perfect frame-by- frame stop-start - and you end up with messy cuts where you've stopped and started the tape you're recording onto.
What we've all been crying out for. Of course, is a video-editing system that is cheap, will work with most domestic video recorders and camcorders, yet it is still powerful enough to provide clean-cut and frame-accurate editing. Sony and other video manufacturers now make little 'editing suite' controllers to help the process: but Gold Disk have gone one step further by letting you use your Amiga to control the editing process.
So what can Video Director do for you?
Well, if you're the owner of a camcorder or two video decks, it will help you to compile video footage spread across several source tapes into a seamless video production. What's more, it's aimed specifically at home use. So it's designed to get the best out of ordinary domestic video recorders.
What really makes it interesting, though, is its ability to directly control the operations of certain camcorders and VCRs. It works like this. Two leads are supplied - one for Ihc source deck and another for the destination.
120 The source lead connects to the Amiga via the serial port and will allow Video Director lo directly control any camcorder or VCR which supports the Sony LANC standard (see Camcorders and the Amiga). Other remote protocols are supported, but you'll have to get an appropriate lead made up.
The second lead, for the destination video, doesn't actually connect to the video. In fact, it doesn't connect to anything! Instead, it ends in a kind of universal infa-red remote control unit w hich you program to w ork your video.
All you have to do is teach Video Director how your own infa-red remote control unit communicates by pointing the remote at the two sensors situated at the end of the lead.
These sensors then 'sample' the signals sent out by your remote, allowing your Amiga to mimic the remote control later on by replaying the signals that the sensors captured.
VIDEO DIRECTOR is available from Silica Systems, 081-309 1111 Most modern camcorders already have the ability to interface with a video editing suite via a LANC connector, although getting your camcorder to talk to Video Director isn't quite as simple as you may think.
However, LANC support doesn't necessarily guarantee that your camcorder will work with Video Director. The thing is, there are so many different LANC protocols doing the rounds these days that it would be almost impossible to cover them all.
LANC was originally developed by Sony to allow their camcorders to be controlled by external devices. Unfortunately, LANC has | been chopped and changed so much that even camcorders produced . , „. ,. . By the same manufacturer are often incompatible. If you're in doubt ¦"-»*' '“‘-r ,Z'Mi ,o "i,h ,o“ “ camera stockist and Silica before shelling out £150 for Video Director.
With your leads in place, the first thing you have to do is tell Video Director how it can communicate with the source and destination decks. You do this by choosing an appropriate 'driver' for each from the list on the Amiga's screen. Don't worry if you don't own a LANC-equipped camcorder or a VCR that can be controlled with a remote control - if the worst comes to the worst. Video Director can still be used in manual mode, which means you have to do all the pressing of buttons.
The heart of Video Director is an 'event list- that is very similar to the 'Edit Decision' lists used by professional video editing systems.
The event list is basically a sequential list of instructions that tells Video Director how your video production is constructed. Think of it as a sort of mini programming language that is generated by Video Director for its own use.
CAMCORDERS AND THE AMIGA DESKTOP VIDEO The event list can contain three basic elements
- clips, overlays and comments. Comments are really nothing more
than reminders (a bit the 'REM' statements used in Basic or any
comment line in programming). The two events which really make
things happen arc clips and overlays.
Overlays allow you to add titles and logos in to your production. Video Director doesn't have its own video-titling facility, so all your titles must be created using a separate video tilling or paint package, and you'll need to have a genlock. If you have, your titles and graphics will automatically be overlayed onto the video footage that is currently playing.
The most important element is the clip, which defines a single segment of video footage. Before you can define a dip. Though, you must first tell Video Director which tape the footage is recorded on.
Obviously it won't automatically load the tape into your source deck when you finally record your presentation onto the output deck, but it acts as a reference which allows you lo keep track of clips when your video footage is spread across several tapes.
The next step is to tell it where on the tape ihe clip can be found by defining the start and ending points of the footage. If you're working in manual mode, you'll have to work this out for yourself by taking a reading from the source deck's timer, but LANC users can locate the start of the footage using the onscreen gadgets. Same goes for the end lime.
HOW IT WORKS, FROM START TO FINISH Before you con turn hours of video footage into a finished video production, you need to get your hands on two video decks - one for the uncut source tape and another to record your final video production.
A camcorder, equipped with a compatible LANC interface, is the best bet for the source deck, but just about any home VCR equipped with a steady pause facility and remote control can be used for the destination deck. These must then be connected to the Amiga via the leads supplied with Video Director.
The next slap is to tell Video Director what type of source deck you're using. A range of drivers is included which cover a wide selection of LANC- equipped camcorders and VCRs, but you can also switch to manual operation if your source deck is not capable of remote control.
Once the source deck has been configured, you must then 'teach' Video Director to communicate with your output deck using the LED lead supplied. This is achieved by pointing your VCR's infa-red control at the Video Director LED lead. The TrainRemote program then 'samples' the infa-red signals produced by your remote control and then attaches these to the functions of your VCR - one for rocord, one for play, another for pause etc. ¦M | | tiMmilU mtn* U,lmm ±J «» 51 = 31 j jij»
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Once all the clips that make up your production have been defined, the next step is to enter 'assembly' mode which takes all your clips and records the individual sections of video footage that they define into a seamless whole. When a LANC-equipped device is used, the process of searching forward and backwards through a tape is handled automatically, although Video Director will still prompt you to insert a new tape each time it is required.
Once a dip is defined. Video Director will remember il until you decide to delete it from the clip library . If you've got video footage that you may w ant to use over and over again (a credit sequence for your video production company, for example), the clip library facility will prove to be a real time saver because it gives you instant access lo predefined clips every' time Video Director is booted up.
The final stage in video editing is to assemble the clips that you have arranged into a finished video production: basically the recording stage. Video Director goes through the event list, asking you to pul the right tape in. Transferring ihe video footage for each clip to the destination deck, stopping and starting the two decks as it goes along.
In manual mode, il will prompt you to search for each clip yourself. However, when LANC-compatible decks are used, tape assembly is made virtually automatic apart from the occasional sw apping of source tapes.
Inevitably, this means lhal if you're forced to work in manual mode, the value of the Video Director system is considerably reduced. You're essentially using the event list as a means of planning your production and keeping tabs on the recording as you go along, with all the fiddly button-pressing work left to you. All the same. Gold Disk have done all they can to give you more control over an undoubtedly very fiddly process.
But the Video Director idea really comes into its own when you are using it to control LANC-equipped decks. Thanks to the high degree of automation that the system offers, the process of assembling footage has never been so easy. What's more, if your video decks offer a decent freeze-frame, the cuts between footage arc virtually seamless.
MARCH 1992 Video Director is an exciting first, putting home video editing under the control of your computer. It makes compiling video footage a breeze and the results arc more than satisfactory considering its relatively low price. It's a great idea that should appeal to anyone who's keen on making their home videos look good and brings real desktop video to the masses.® Video Director SPEED • • • Manual mode is a little tiddly, but compiling your video using LANC is an absolute breeze.
DOCUMENTATION • • • • • Video Director's manual Is top notch, with step- by-step instructions and a good index.
ACCESSIBILITY • • • • Video editing has never been so easy, and with protesslonal-looking results too!
FEATURES • • • • Video Director is aimed at home use, so the features it otters are more than enough.
VALUE • • • • It brings you almost professional-quality results at a price the amateur can afford.
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When the going gets tough... ...the tough go shopping LATEST ISSUE OUT NOW LEARN TO PLAY... fTp .Yes, you can use your Amiga to make music, and good music. But you've ’ not been able to learn to read music, understand chords or play an instrument: until now. Damien Noonan finds out how this exciting new idea works.
The Keyboard Learn to play piano! ¦ £299 Software Toolworks 124 Once you’re hooked up. You're ready to run the software, which comes on three disks. A minimum Amiga set-up is clearly labelled on the outside of the box: you'll need at least a Megabyte of memory, and having either an external floppy disk drive or a hard drive is strongly recommended.
It has to be said that there’s no point using the Miracle if you don't have a second disk drive: you have to swap disks so often that the thing becomes barely useable. With two disk drives it's not too bad. But the system rcwally comes into its own when you're running it from a hard drive.
Hard disk installation is simplicity itself: put the main disk in the drive, double-click the install icon, name where you want it to go. Put in the second and third disks when you're asked to. And it's done.
Switch the keyboard on. Double-click to start the program and the music that accompanies the title screen is actually played on the Miracle keyboard. A jolly little introduction.
Click the mouse and the main screen of the program appears, overlaid with a window in which you register as a user. Anyone who uses the program can pul their name on the list in this window, and the Miracle software keeps a constant track of w here each user has got to in his or her lessons, and how well they have performed to dale: so you don't need to remember where you left off.
Once you've logged in. You can get straight on w ith your lessons, or go instead to the main screen. This is split into six sections.
THE COMPUTER HAS been a boon to musical incompetents the world over, letting even the most tone-deaf pul together a pleasing tune, and the music charts are full of the evidence: hits made up of synthesised and sampled sounds, pul together using a computer to build up the song. Very often it's only the vocals that are recorded traditionally in a studio: sometimes not even that.
You. Too. Can make music: if you have an Amiga already, it can cost you as little as 05 to set up a decent song-writing system. Just gel your hands on a sampler to let you grab new noises (the cheap but effective Technosouml Turho. As advertised by our Special Offers department on Page 192. Is very popular) and a sequencer to actually construct the music (we gave away the excellent beginners' program Sequencer One on the Coverdisk of Issue
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Keen computer musos will then gel a MIDI keyboard, which can be hooked up to the Amiga so that anything you play on it can be 'recorded' by your sequencer program and.
Equally, tunes you write on your sequencer can actually play the keyboard.
But the one thing the Amiga hasn't been able to do is teach you to read music and play an instrument. Until now... The first thing you'll need, of course, is a piano to plav. The Miracle system includes a full MIDI keyboard, with 128 preset 'patches' (that's different noises you can make with it) varying from grand piano and church organ to drums and quacking ducks.
It's also a touch sensitive' keyboard, which simply means that the harder you hit a key. The louder the note that is played. The keyboard comes with its own power supply, has a simple foot pedal which plugs into the back, and features stereo speakers. You can happily use it on its own without plugging it into the Amiga, and it makes a good noise.
The Miracle keyboard connects with a special lead to the serial port of the Amiga, which means you don't need to buy a MIDI interface.
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Of which the key one is top left, the Classroom. For the most pan. Everything you can access from the main screen is also incorporated into the lessons, the only real exception being the Studio, but it’s useful to be able to play with them when you're not having a lesson.
Ready for your first lesson? The idea that a computer can teach you to play just as well as a human tutor could may seem bizarre or even faintly sinister, but it's a beautiful idea in that it uses the computer to the full.
Simply enough, you follow the lesson through on the Amiga's screen in the form of text and pictures. You start with a little bit of familiarisation with the keyboard, helped by pictures that describe how to locate the C keys and find middle C. Then you'll be told how the notes D. E. F and G relate to it and which fingers to use. Then it's time to try a tunc.
With the five notes you've just Icamt. The keyboard plays a little melody. You then learn the notes of the melody, phrase by phrase. A little game called Shoot the Ducks makes sure you're hitting the right notes, then you get a chance to play the melody.
Next step is to play the notes in lime, so a metronome is introduced. Before long you've leamt to read the notes on a musical stave, find them on the keyboard, recognise how long each note should be played for and play the melody. All the way along the computer listens to what you're playing, tells you where you're going wrong, praises you for getting things right and tells you how to improve.
First, you're told the aims of the lesson: in this first stop for beginners, we'll loam thro* notes and already we'll bo able to play a Beethoven tune! Click to go on.
The little icon at bottom loft of the screen tolls you what you're expected to do.
First job is siomply to listen to the tuna as it is played by tho Miracle keyboard.
At any time, you can click on a highlighted word to bo told more about it. We've clicked on Beethoven, so we find out a bit about his life and his works. It's useful.
As the tune plays, you can follow the notes being played on the musical stave at the top, as well as watching the keys move on the picture of the keyboard.
Now it's your turn.
You'll need to know what keys to press, so you're shown how to find all the Cs, Ds and Is on the keyboard and whoro middle C belongs.
To help you match up notes with keys, you have a bash at the Ducks game. Later lessons bring in tho games Ripchord and Aliens to teach other concepts the fun way.
To play your Beethoven, you'll need to use all five fingers of your right hand on the correct five keys, so her* you'ro proparing.
Now you're roady.
In two stages, you loarn to play the melody of the Ode to Joy using your right hand. As soon as you'ro playing well, you're ready to play it right through in the Practice room. Then you're ready to go and poform the tun* in the Performance room: a metronome helps you koep time, and Mirad* plays accompaniment to your molody. Now go to Admin for your cortificato: you've finished Lesson One!
LESSON?
It's this monitoring of your progress that's the clever bit. As you play on the keyboard, the computer can read in what you're playing as MIDI data. It then compares this with the MIDI data it has for the 'correct' way of playing the tunc, and tells you where you're going wrong. Simple and effective.
The lesson ends with a performance. You've leamt your melody and you're all ready to take the stage in the concert hall. The Miracle plays the backing instruments while you perform your melody over the lop. And even the most cynical novice w ill feel a sense of achievement in the first full performance. Then, over in administration, a certificate that says you've passed the first lesson is printed for you. And you're ready to move on to the next lesson.
As you go on through the lessons you're quickly introduced to chords, then using your left hand to play accompaniment lo the main melody, and so on. The satisfaction of being able to play a piece properly is almost immediate. And even if you don't really care to print out a certificate for yourself, getting immediate results is a buzz.
It's an excellent system. Of course, you won't become an instant genius: you'll have to get used lo the idea of regular practice and steady improvement, just as you would with any other way of learning to play piano.
The price seem expensive, but when you consider that it includes a pretty decent keyboard. And then compare it lo the cost of a few months of weekly piano lessons, it begins to seem very good value.
Above all. Perhaps, you don't have any of the intimidation that puls off all too many potential piano players. For anyone who finds the idea of weekly visits from Mrs Piano Teacher too formal or expensive, it's a winner.
And that's before you add in all the other extras. You've got a keyboard that makes lots of different noises, you've got a simple sequencing (music recording) program and a heap of ready-written tunes in the Jukebox section that you can let the keyboard play at any lime. It's a fine idea, solidly and thoughtfully created and. Despite the high price, excellent value for money.
Oh. Yeah. And it's a lot of fun. Tool O speed • • • Unuseable with one disk drive, reasonable It you have two. Brilliant Irom hard drive.
DOCUMENTATION 000 Slightly odd layout, but there's everything you need to know and It s easy to use anyway.
ACCESSIBILITY 0000 Very friendly, well thought-out and en|oyable.
FEATURES • • •• • I really can't think ol anything else you'd want.
VALUE • * • * It's expensive, sure, but to buy any instrument and have lessons costs a lot. Great value.
The Miracle Piano Tutor By (oiling up o special control panel, you can edit o serial of effects ond store them in a bank. Using this screen you con refine echo, pha se or pitch shifting effects to your own requirements.
Ca Q D CB IQ cm C3 E3 cm [TO: E3 rr Stereo Master Sampling package ¦ £39.95 ¦ Microdeal
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display of the frequencies of your sound source.
MARCH 1992 STEREO MASTER is available from Microdeal 0762 69692 A FEW YEARS ago. Getting hold of a sampling package for your Amiga meant shelling out quite a lot of cash. These days the picture is somewhat different. More and more packages are being released within the £50 bracket, one of the latest being Stereo Master, Microdcal's successor to Mastcrsound.
The hardware is smaller than the original Mastcrsound cartridge, so it doesn't hang out of the back of your Amiga so far! On the input side, things haven't improved. The only socket is a single stereo mini-jack input, so there arc no balanced phone line inputs or calibrated microphone capabilities - you just have to hope your sound source has the right output.
After a demo sample and a menacing skull picture, the main work screen appears. The basic style is the same, with grey bas-relief buttons and blue LED read-outs, but the software has been changed since Mastcrsound.
The icon system uses the same symbols, but the screen has been reorganised so that the options are more easily accessible.
The top of the screen is still taken up by the waveform, but this is now split into two - one for each of the stereo channels. Across the bottom of the screen, there arc two rows of icons to control the main editing and effects functions. The main controls arc also available from a scries of pull-down menus at the top of the screen. This makes the more frequently used options, cutting and pasting, easier to find, since you don't have to hunt through the confusing little pictures to find them!
The sampling and monitoring controls have been moved to occupy their own box in the middle of the display, flanked by two oscilloscopes to help you find the optimum input level. Unfortunately, these can't be used when recording or monitoring a sound, so there is still a degree of guesswork required to get the level of the section you wish to sample.
The sample sequencer has also been drastically changed. On Mastersound. This was basically a 'rhythm programmer', allowing you to select samples and record them on a single track. This has been reorganised to give you freedom to produce simple sequences. Up to 18 samples can be allocated to keys on the Amiga's keypad (depending on the amount of free memory) then called up and recorded into a sequence. Both stereo and mono samples can be used, but you have to take into account the fact only one stereo sample can be played at a time! The main problem with the sequencer is that you can only
record in realtime, and the lack of a metronome makes getting things in time extremely difficult.
There are a few more features that have been added. One extensive tool is the greatly improved effects section. As well as giving you the normal echo and reverb effects, there are also more strange options such as pitch ramping (making the sound speed up and slow down in realtime), pitch conversion (deepen your voice) and modulation (Dalek effects).
These can be edited to your requirements and stored, ready to be called up at the touch of a button. Many of the sounds can be used to affect a live input or change the sample in memory, though there are restrictions on what can actually be done to a recorded sample.
One or two of the options arc pretty useless. Ic the 3D FFT display. This prints up a nice three dimensional view of a waveform, showing the frequencies of the wave at particular times. This seems to be an attempt to compare with the classic Fairlight series of samplers, but there is one problem. The Fairlight allowed you to edit the waveforms on this display to synthesise interesting new sounds, whereas the FFT function on Stereo Master is basically just window dressing.
Stereo Master is fairly low priced, but you can achieve some good results with little trouble. The hardware records well (even with other programs - an area where Mastersound fell short). To get clear sounds using the Stereo Master software, can only really be achieved by pushing the rate right up.
Although this is easy to do. It means any samples recorded take up a lot more memory.
The added extras, such as the excellent effects section make up for this, since you can improve sounds by adding some extra ambience. Editing is easier than Microdeal's earlier packages too, thanks to a decent zoom mode.
The fact that you can only edit, record and play sounds within the single pair of cursors takes some getting used to - not to mention a great deal of patience, but those new to sampling won't find this too much of a problem.
One point to note is that the included software is almost exactly the same as the disk bundled with Microdeal's other sampler, AMAS 2. The only differences are AMAS 2 has a different loading screen, sampler and the ability to use a MIDI device to record on the sequencer. The thing is that Stereo Master costs £50 less than AMAS 2. When you think that you can get Stereo Master, a five-socket MIDI interface and a copy of OctaMED, but still have change from the price of AMAS 2... well which would you choose? Da If you flip your way to Page 142, you'll find out about the wonderful world of Amiga
sound sampling. After reading about it you'll want to get stuck in yourself. Maff Evans checks out one of the many possible starting points available.
Spud • • • • Most things are quick, but occasionally the program takes Its time to carry out operations.
DOCUMENTATION • • • The functions are explained fairly well, but some of the tutorials use a bit too much Jargon.
ACCESSIBILITY • • • As with Mastersound, the Icon system has some obscure pictures, but the menu system helps.
FEATURES • •• • The usual editing functions are there, along with a sequencer and an extensive effects section.
VALUI • • • • Pretty good, but moat users will want to upgrade the software to the latest Audiomaster.
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PLEASE ADDRESS ALL CORRESPONDANCE TO : 512K RAM EXPANSIONS H The ultimate Amiga A500 expansion Take yo jr A500 up £29.99 SOUND SAMPLING 0 Most of the sampling and editing functions are on the moin page.
The edit buttons are at the bottom of the screen. The recording and monitoring controls have their own box in the centre.
The editing system has been improved since Mastersound. With a more flexible zoom system and easy to move pointers. The only drawback is that there is only one set of start and end markers (you can't highlight a range by clicking and dragging). This means that AMAS 2 is available from Microdeal 0762 69692 n I 3 •o NJ cutting, pasting, looping and playing samples is all carried out within these two markers, which makes editing a fairly laborious process.
Although there was a rhythm sequencer' on Mastersound and a sample playback option on AMAS. The new software combines these two to produce a more powerful system. You can now assign up to IX samples to the Amiga's keypad and record sequences by playing notes on the Amiga's keys or on a MIDI keyboard (connected via AMAS's MIDI ports). The programming system is extensive for a built-in sequencer, but the recording method makes life tricky . The lack of a metronome makes n difficult to get the notes right, because the sequencer just puts the note on the nearest available beat. This makes a
messy result which lakes a lot of correcting.
By clipping sections of your somple, you con program the Amiga's keypad to store them.
These stored sounds can then be used to create simple sequences. All you have to do is call up a somple and play a tune either using the Amiga keyboard or on external MIDI device (such as a keyboard or electronic drum pads).
THREE YEARS AGO. Microdeal released a sampling package called AMAS - Advanced MIDI Amiga Sampler. As well as being a full function sampling package, the hardw are had a built-in MIDI interface, which along with the MIDI controllable software made it one of the most comprehensive sampling systems available. However, three years is a long time in the world of computer technology, so Microdeal have updated the package and called it.
Strangely enough. AMAS 2.
The sampling hardware itself is very similar to the original version. The unit is a wedge- shaped device with two ribbon connectors attached to its right-hand edge. These connect to the Amiga's parallel (for sampling) and serial (for MIDIl ports. The back of the unit contains six sockets. As well as phone sockets for left and right line inputs, there is a minijack socket for a microphone and MIDI in. Out and thru connectors. This allows the unit lo function as a full MIDI interface as well as a sampling module. Anyway, enough of the peripherals - on w ith the software.
When the program loads, a disconcerting fact becomes apparent. The program is virtually the same as Microdeal's other sampling package - Stereo Masterl Although this may seem a bit off. If you think about it there aren't too many people likely to buy both packages, and since the hardware is the main issue here it seems logical for Microdeal to package their hardware units with the same software.
On first appearance the program's user interface looks similar to Microdcal's last sampling product. Mastersound. But the display has been rejigged to make the whole system more logical. The icons that were on the earlier program arc still evident. All the editing controls, though, have been placed in a block at the bottom of the screen with the pointer, monitoring and recording controls placed in a box in the middle of the screen.
At the top of the screen are pull-down menus, echoing some of the editing icons as well as giving access to setting options and displays (such as the new .ID waveform display. Which is very Hash, but not a lot of use).
On cither side of the screen, two oscilloscopes have been placed for monitoring the input level, but these only operate when you're not recording or monitoring a sound, so that you don't know what sound they're displaying!
Music for the masses: once you learn how to sample (Page 144) you'll want to get yourself a sampler. Microdeal try to get your attention with their update of the AMAS system. Maff Evans looks at the new baby.
AMAS 2 Sampling package ¦ £99.95 ¦ Microdeal The AMAS hardware is very good and there have been improvements made to the software, the whole thing, though, still has a limited feel.
The sound quality is good at high frequencies, but the software has difficulty with predominantly bass samples, introducing distortion at even low-level inputs. The presence of a sequencer is a moot point, because most people who use Amiga samplers will be loading sounds into dedicated music packages anyway.
A built-in sequencer like this can't hope to compete with Music-X or even OctaMED.
AMAS 2 could he worth investigating for the hardware alone. The cartridge performs very well with software like Audiomaster III and the inclusion of a combined sampler MIDI interface is very interesting. The only problem is it's too expensive. Sure, the hardware is nice, but serious samplers will want to upgrade the software at some point, and adding this onto £99.95 could be a little hard to swallow, especially when the Sound Master package only costs £30 more.
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DOCUMENTATION III Mostly good, with a lew (very patchy) tutorials, but lacking in information In some areas.
ACCESSIBILITY • • • Menus are easy to use, but some pictures could be anything: so you need lo read the manual.
FEATURES •• • • A standard helping ot odit controls, a sequencer and a redundant, but very pretty, 3D display.
VALUE • • At almost £100. This is a bit over priced, seeing as an extra £30 will get you Sound Master.
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ROCHARD HARD DRIVES FOR YOUR AMIGA 0Mb Rochard IDE Card 0k £199 0Mb Rochard IDE Card 2Mb £249 0Mb Rochard IDE Card 4Mb £299 0Mb Rochard IDE Card 6Mb £349 0Mb Rochard IDE Card 8Mb £399 52Mb Quantum Hard Disk 0k £349 52Mb Quantum Hard Disk 2Mb £399 52Mb Quantum Hard Disk 4Mb £449 52Mb Quantum Hard Disk 6Mb £499 52Mb Quantum Hard Disk 8Mb £549 105Mb Quantum Hard Disk 0k £449 105Mb Quantum Hard Disk 2Mb £499 105Mb Quantum Hard Disk 4Mb £549 105Mb Quantum Hard Disk 6Mb £599 105Mb Quantum Hard Disk 8Mb £649 All Rochard drives and controller cards come with a 2 year warranty EXTERNAL FLOPPY ROCTEC
DISK DRIVES GENLOCKS Rocgen Rocgen + Rendale 8802 G2 G2+ £89.95 £124.95 £119.95 £575.00 £999.00 UltraSlim Roclite £54.95 Slimline Roctec £49.95 CDTV DRIVE £64.95 AMIGA internal floppy £39.95 52Mb Ok £369.00 2Mb £434.00 4Mb £499.00 6Mb £564.00 8Mb £629.00 105Mb Ok £529.00 2Mb £594.00 4Mb £659.00 6Mb £724.00 8Mb £789.00 MONITORS ALL PRICES INCLUDE VAT High Res 14" colour £349 High Res 21" colour £1599 Microway Flicker Fixer £149 CBM Flicker Fixer £199 PHILIPS 8833 Mkll colour monitor +F19 promo and free lead & Dust cover only £229 PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT Did you get F19 with your 8833 Mkll monitor
this Christmas? If not, you may have got an imported monitor, which does not conform to the U.K. electrical safety standards. Captain DIAMOND, in his enormous generosity, advises you to take back your monitor to the unscrupulous dealer who grey imported it and either insist on a safe model or come to a retail Diamond store, with a photocopy of your original purchase and until Feb 29th 1992 we will let you have a genuine U.K. monitor with F19 tor the same price - because we love our customers!
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1. 3 ROM
2. 0 ROM ROM Sharer £3.99 £3.99 £34.99 £159.95 £14.95 £29.99
P. O.A, £24.99 Parallel Printer Leads
1. 8M Printer Cable
2. 0M Printer Cable
3. 0M Printer Cable
5. 0M Printer Cable 10M Printer Cable Centronics to Centronics
cable for data boxes etc ONLY £79.95 The IVS Trumpcard is the
top selling SCSI hard drive controller.
Representing the latest in technology directly from the USA, it is the only controller to support IBM, Amiga and Apple MAC partitions on one hard disk. This allows you to run software for the three main hardware platforms on one machine. Only one computer can do this.
Faster Drives forLlower Prices QUANTUM IDE SCSI 52Mb £169.95 £179.95 105Mb £269.95 £279.95 2 Year Warranty SYQUEST removeable cartridge drive 44Mb 28ms TRUMPCARD FOR These prices do not include fitting; however if you don't want to fit them yourself then this can be performed by one of our Qualified Engineers at any of our branches.
For A590's etc for 8up Supra etc Nexus G.V.P. Rochard etc
G. V.P. Nexus CAPTAIN'S CHIP SHOP HARD DISK DRIVES STAR LC 20
£124.95 ZA 200 COLOUR £299.95 CITIZEN 124D £179.95 ZA 250 COL
£379.95 STAR LC 24 10 £179.95 NEW SP2400 SEIKOSHA £129.95 STAR
LC 200 £173.90 PANASONIC KXP 1123 £159.95 STAR LC 24 200 COL
£269.95 OKI 380 £199.95 SWIFT 9 COLOUR £179.95 SWIFT 9X
£259.95 SWIFT 9 £169.95 SWIFT 24X £379.95 NEW SWIFT 24E COL
£269.95 NEW SWIFT 224 £229.00 XB 24 - 200 COL £379.95 NEW
SWIFT 224 colour £239.95 XB 24 - 250 COL £469.95 INK JET
PRINTERS HP PAINTJET £529.95 CANON BJ10EX £229.95 HP DESKJET
£349.95 CITIZEN PN48 £269.95 HP DESKJET COLOUR £579.95 STAR
SJ48 £229.95 Monitor Cables £9.95 AMIGA CBM 1084 S £9.95
£11.95 AMIGA Philips 8833 MK I £14.95 £14.95 AMIGA Philips
8833 MK II £9.95 £19.95 AMIGA MULTISYNC £9.95 £29.95 AMIGA
TV Please stale TV make & model £14.95 OKI 400 HP III P Toner
if purchesed with above 1 only OKI LASER 800 0.5MB OKI LASER
800 Dual Bin 0.5MB OKI LASER 830 Postscript 2MB OKI LASER 840
Postscript 2MB DATA PRINTER ETC CABLES LASER PRINTERS £9.95
SPARES AND REPAIR PRINTER PAPER Internal A500 Disk Drive
£41.95 Fatter Agnus £74.95 fitted by one of our qualified
engineers
C. I.A. chips £14.95. A500 fixed repair cost £44.95 £9.95 £14.95
High Quality Micro Perforated 60gsm 1000 sheets of tractor
teed 90 gsm 1000 sheets of tractor feed PRINTER RIBBONS &
ACCESSORIES Unlike some ol our competitors. DIAMOND guaiantee
tnat all out nDOons and accessories are genuine manufactuier's
products and not out ot some dreary, intenor Taiwanese sweat
shop. We could import that sort ot pile ot poo, but then you’d
onty bnng it back as unsatisfactory and we d spend all our
time burning it. So we might as well just sell the best and be
done with It. It s cheaper in the long run to use the
appropriate tool lor the job. Write to Capt. DIAMOND at
Southampton and tell him what you think about it!
PRINTER PRINTER BLACK BLACK COLOUR COLOUR MODEL TYPE RIBBON RI8BON i x*x RIBBON RIBBON «p.4 CITIZEN 120D.
BLACK £4.95 £24.95 .
CITIZEN 124 BLACK £4.95 £24.95 .
CITIZEN SWIFT 9 BLACK COL £4.95 £24.95 £16.95 £99.95 SWIFT 24 24 E224 BLACK'COL £4.95 £24.95 £16.95 £99.95 STAR LCIOtfO BLACK'COl £4.95 £24.95 £6.90 £36.5 STAR LC200 BLACK'COL £6.95 z» £36.95 zx.
£12.95 zxnci £69.95 zxki STAR LC24 200 BLACK'COL £8.95 zm £49.95 z* £ 14.95 zzxct £74.95 zmcl STAR XB RANGE BLACK'COL £8.95 n. £49.951» £14.95 Z34CI £74.95 Z24CI CITIZEN PRINTER ACCESSORIES 1240 32k butter 1240 semi auto sheet teedei 1240 automatic sheet teeder 124D pnnter stand SWIFT 9 semi auto sheet leedei SWIFT 9 automatic sheet leeder SWIFT 9 printer stand SWIFT 9X pnnter stand SWIFT 9X automatic sheet leeder SWIFT 24 32k butler SWIFT 24 semi auto sheet teeder SWIFT 24 automatic sheet teeder SWIFT 24 printer stand £13.95 SWIFT 24X automatic sheet teeder £24.95 £139.95 £34.95 £74.95 £67.95
£74.95 £74.95 £34.95 £74.95 £34.95 £34.95 £39.95 SWIFT 24 X pnnter stand £79.95 £24.95 STAR PRINTER ACCESSORIES £39.95 LC20 mono punter auto sheet leedei £79.95 LC24 mono punter 32k butter £24.95 LC24 10 mono printer auto sheet teeder £34.95 LC200 colour printer auto sheet feeder £139.95 LC24 200 mono printer 32k butter £13.95 LC24 200 mono pnnter auto sheet teeder £39.95 LC24 200 colour pnnter 32k butter £79.95 XB24 200 colour printer pull tractor XB24,200 colour printer 128k Centronics butter £89.95 XB24 200 colour onnter auto sheet teeder £114.95 X824'200 colour printer dual bin sheet
leeder £429.95 XB24 250 colour printer pull tractor £34.95 XB24 250 colour pnnter 128k Centronics butter £89.95 XB24 250 colour printer auto sheet leeder £174.95 XB24 250 colour printer dual bin sheet leedei £469.95 HEWLETT PACKARD PAINTJET ACCESSORIES Black ink cartridges £25.95 Colour ink cartridges £31.49 Transparency paper 50 sheet pack £52.95 SWAP IT FOR ONLY £379.95 WANT A 1500 With Workbench 2.04?
GOT A 500?
ALL PRICES INCLUDE VAT AMIGA 3000 The NEW Commodore AMIGA 3000 25Mhz processor, 100Mb hard disk, 4Mb Fast RAM, 2Mb Chip RAM, + SCALA + Deluxe Paint IV £3295.00 inc vat AMIGA 1500 0Mb P X 2Mb P X 4Mb P X 6Mb P X 8Mb PX Specials A1500 GVP 52Mb £839 £669 £899 £729 £959 £789 £1019 £849 £1079 £909 + 8833 Mk II Monitor £1039 £869 £1099 £929 £1159 £989 £1219 £1049 £1279 £1109 A1500 GVP 105Mb £978 £808 £1038 £868 £1098 £928 £1158 £988 £1218 £1048 + 8833 Mk II Monitor £1178 £1008 £1238 £1068 £1298 £1128 £1358 £1188 £1418 £1248 all MK II Monitors come with F19 promotion PX= Part Exchange From Amiga 500
to Amiga 1500 AMIGA 1500 SPECIAL PROMOTION Comprising RHE NEW AMIGA 1500 PACK Amiga 1500 52Mb 9ms access hard disk driven by the NEXUS SCSI hard disk controller with 2Mb of RAM which can be expanded in 2mb steps up to a maximum of 8Mb. The NEXUS also comes with a suite of storage software utilities: Flashback, Powerbench, SmartCache, Spoolit, DiskSurgeon, InstantFormat. MemoryDoctor. Utilities to enhance the control of your SCSI hard dlSkS ALL DIAMOND 1500’S COME WITH NEW WORKBENCH 2.04 Software with the machine comprises DeluxePaint III. The Works. Home Accounts, 3 Games (Puzznic, Toki and
Elf), and a book entitled "Get The Most Out Of Your AMIGA”.
ONLY E899 Or with 8833 MKII Monitor + F19 Promotion ONLY £1099 Or with Multisync Monitor and CBM Video Card (Flicker Fixer) ONLY £1349 PROGRESSIVE PERIPHERALS 68040 Board for your A1500 2000 50 Mhz Clock speed 0Mb RAM £1499 4Mb RAM £1599 8Mb RAM £1699 FUSION 40 68040 The Leader In Accelerator Cards with 4Mb on board RAM £1299 GVP PRODUCTS FOR THE AMIGA 1500 &2000 WWUWUWWWWW 22MHz ACCELERATOR 22MHz 68030 CPU 68882 22MHz maths co-pro 1Mb 32-btt RAM Instilled Expands to 13Mb 32-blt RAM. 32 bit SCSI HD onboard controller This low-cost, quality 68030 accelerator, memory
upgrade, SCSI device and 68882 maths co-processor board oilers the perfect introduction to low cost upgrades tor the Amiga. It Is supplied with 1Mb 32-txt RAM. Upgradeable to 13Mb 32-blt RAM. This card runs than a standard Amiga 1500-2000 £585 33MHz ACCELERATOR 33MHz 68030 CPU 68882 33MHz matha co-pro 4Mb 32-blt RAM Installed Expands to 16Mb 32-blt RAM 32 bit on-board SCSI controller This last 68030 accelerator, memory upgrade. SCSI device interlace board delivers uncompromising speed and performance without a high price II can take 16Mb 32-bit RAM and Is supplied with 4mb ot 32-bit RAM
installed along with a 68882 maths coprocessor Runs approximately 11.5 Amiga 1500-2000.
Only£1289 50MHz ACCELERATOR 50MHz 68030 CPU 68882 50MHz maths co-pro 4Mb 32-blt RAM Installed Expands to 32Mb 32-blt RAM 32 bit AT HD controller The fastest accelerator card and memory upgrade available trom GVP Featuring a 68030 CPU running at 50MHz, on-card expansion to 32Mb ol 32-M RAM and an IDE hard disk interface all on one card.
Makes your Amiga run approximately 13 times taster than a standard Amiga 15002000 only£1789 IMPACT II HC8 Wide rang ol drive sizes 52Mb and 105Mb options Sockets lor 8Mb RAM Uses easy to Install SIMMs Supports virtually any SCSI device.
This is the equivalent ot the HD8. Hard drive, but lor the Amiga 1500 and 2000 models II lealuros tho same unmatched facilities and performance giving unrivalled power With GVP’s innovative custom chip design, easy and user fnendty installation and software, the HC8 Is both powerful and simple lo use 52Mb version £295 £425 105Mb version 150Mb STREAMER Over 6Mb per mln, backup Comes with GVP TapeStore software Mounts In tha 5.25“ drive bay Optional external casing Includes 1 DC 150 cartridge This high-performance media back-up tape streamer device tor the Amiga uses industry standard t50Mb DC
150 cartridges With backup speeds in excess ol 6Mb per minute, the GVP WT150 is a last and efficient back-up method to otter peace ol mind for serious users Tha WT150 tape streamer requires SCSI interface such as impact" 0 2739 IMPACT VISION 24 766x580 PAL resolution Supports composite video, S-VHS and RGB signals Broadcast quality ganlock Software Included This is the very latest 24-M Profeswnal Video Adapter it features 16 minion colours.
BuUi-m genlock, dicker tixer.
Irame butter, frame grabber and digital kayer Supplied with Cabgari 3D modelling and rendering software.
Scala IV24 video titling software, plus Macro Pamt 24-brt pamt package only£1785 SUPRA 8Mb BOARD FOR 1500 2000 Bareboard £89 Add £69 for 2Mb Add £138 for 4Mb Add £207 for 6Mb Add £275 for 8Mb CAPTAIN DIAMOND 3000 "BASHER"PACK The New Commodore Amiga A1500 with twin
3. 5" floppy drives, Multisync Colour Monitor, CBM Flicker Fixer
(video card), 68030 33MHz Processor, 105Mb hard drive with 4Mb
RAM and s w, Deluxe Paint III, The Works, Home Accounts + 3
Games Puzznic, Toki and Elf.
ONLY £2595 INC VAT NEXUS BOARD Bareboard 0Mb HD Ok RAM ONLY £149 Prices for Nexus Board options RAM 0Mb 2Mb 4Mb 6Mb 8Mb No HD E149 E199 E249 £299 E349 52Mb HD E299 £349 £399 £449 £499 105MbHD£399 £449 £499 £549 £599 DIAMOND HIGH QUALITY DISKS WE SELL IN EXCESS OF I MILLION A YEAR DIAMOND 1-50 £0.40 EACH 50-100 £0.39 EACH 100-200 £0.38 EACH 500+ £0.37 EACH WE CAN ACHIEVE THIS INCREDIBLY LOW PRICE THROUGH BULK BUYING FROM SONY AND OTHER TOP MANUFACTURERS OF HIGH QUALITY DISKS!
OVER 100,000 SATISFIED CUSTOMERS EVERY YEAR!
You’ve seen the rest now meet the best!
ALL PRICES INCLUDE VAT DIAMOND TOP TEN TITLES 1 Populous II £19.49. 2 WWF Wrestle Mania £16.89. 3 Birds Of Prey £22.74 4 Robocop 3 £16.89. 5 Lotus Turbo Challenge £16.89. 6 Robocod £16.89. 7 Jimmy White's Snooker £19.49. _8 Heimdall £22.74, 9 Anolher World £16.89. 10 The Godfather £20.14_ DIAMOND FAMOUS £5 BARGAINS Predator 2, Shadow Ot The Beast II. Back To The Future 3, St. Dragon, Line ot Fire. Teenage Mutant Turtles, Final Battle, Netherworlds. Datastorm. Grand Monster Slam, Kid Gloves, RVF Honda, Shuftlepuck Cate, Soccer. Tower Ot Babel, Dungeon Quest, Emotion, Powerplay, Speedball II,
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Carv-Up. Corporation, Xenon II, Cadaver, St. Dragon. Gazza II. Gunship, Judge Dredd, Man United.
Toyota Celica GT Rally, Double Dragon II, Rick Dangerous II, Ultimate Golf.
DIAMOND NEW RELEASE TITLES IN A RECENT SURVEY we found lhat over 40% ot our business is coming trom personal reccommendation and this proportion is growing daily. The only reason tor this must be that we are providing you with 43%' what you J want. We L s pftox always try to otter the best service and prices because at DIAMOND we love our customers 40 BOXING £16.89 GAME PACK III £32 49 RBI 2 £19.49 7 COLOURS £12.99 GATEWAY FRONTIER £20.14 REALMS £19 49 A10 TANK KILLER ENH £22.74 GAUNTLET III £16.89 RED BARON £22.74 ACTION PACK £17.54 GODFATHER £20.14 RISE OF DRAGON £22.74 AO & D ACTION
COMP £19.50 GOLDRUSH COLLECTION £16.89 ROBOCOD £16.89 ADDICTED TO FUN £12.99 GRAND PRIX £22.74 ROBOCOP III £16 89 AGONY £16.89 GRANDSTAND £19 49 ROBO ZONE £16.89 AIR COMBAT ACES £20.14 GUY SPY £19.49 ROLLING RONNIE £16.24 AIR SEA LAND £22.74 HAND OF ST JAMES £19.49 ROUND THEBEND £16.89 AIR SEA SUPREMACY £20.14 HANNA BARBA COLL £12.99 RULES OF ENGAGEMENT £16 89 AIR SUPPLY £12.99 HARD NOVA £16.89 SCENERY DISK 12 £11.69 ALIEN BREED £16.24 HARLEOUIN £16.89 SECOND WORLD £16.89 ALIEN STORM £16.89 HEIMDELL £22.74 SEXY DROIDS £12.99 ALTERED DESTINY £19.49 HEROQUEST WITCHLORD £9.74 SHADOW SORCERER
£18.19 ANOTHER WORLD £16.89 HOME ALONE £16.24 SHANGHAI II £19.49 BARBARIEN II £16.89 HUDSON HAWK £16.89 SHOE PEOPLE £16.89 BATTLE ISLE £20.14 INT CHAMP ATHLETICS £16.89 SILLY PUTTY £16 89 BEAST BUSTERS £16.69 INT SPORTS CHALLENGE £19.49 SIMPSONS £16.89 BIG BUSINESS £16.89 JAMES BOND COLL £16.24 SLOT MACHINES £9.74 BILL ELLIOT £16.89 JIMMY WHITE SNOOKER £19.49 SMASH TV £16.89 BILLY THE KID £16.89 KAISER £16.89 SOCCER COMPILATION £16 89 BIRDS OF PREY £22.74 KAWASAKI TEAM GREEN £16.89 SON OF ZEUS £16.89 BLUES BROTHERS £16.89 KEN WRIGHT GETTYSBURG £19.49 SOUND FX £32.49 BONANZA BROS £16.89 KEYS TO
MARATHON £16.89 SPACE ACE 2 BORFERS £22.74 BREACH II ENHANCED £19.49 KINGS BOUNTY £20.14 SPACE CRUESADE £16.89 BRIGADE COMANDER £16.69 KINGS QUEST V £25.99 SPACE GUN £16.89 BUSHBUCK £19.49 KNIGHTMARE £19.49 SPOT £12.99 CAPCOM COLLECTION £19.49 KNIGHTS OF THE SKY £22.74 STAR COLLECTION £12.99 CAPTAIN PLANET £16.89 LAST BATTLE £16.89 STARFLIGHT II £16.89 CARDIAXX £16.89 LAST NINJA III £16.89 STRATEGO £16.24 CASINO(TRUMP II) £16.24 LEANDER £16.89 STRIKE FLEET £16.89 CASTLES £16.89 LOGICAL £12.99 SUPER HEROES £19.49 CELTIC LEGENDS £20.14 MADDOG WILLIAMS £19.49 SUPER SEGA £19.49 CHAMPIONSHIP GOLF
£22.74 MAGIC GARDEN £16.89 SUPER SIM PACK £19.49 CHART ATTACK £19.49 MAGIC POCKETS £16.89 SUPER SPACE INVADERS £16.24 CISCO HEAT £16.89 MAGNETIC SCR COLL £19.49 SUSPICIOUS CARGO £16.89 CONAN £19.49 MAX PACK COMP £19.49 SWAP £16.89 COOL CROC TWINS £16.89 MEDIEVIL WARRIORS £16.89 TEAM YANKEE II £19.49 CRIME CITY £19.49 MEGA LO MANIA £20.14 TERMINATOR II £16 89 DAEMONSGATE £22.74 MEGA TWINS £16.89 THUNDERHAWKS £20 14 DARK SPYRE £19.49 MEGATRAVELLER II £23.39 TILT £13.64 DEATHBRINGER £16.89 MIDWINTER II £22.74 TOP LEAGE £20.14 DEUTEROS £16.89 MIG 29 SUPER FALCRUM £25.99 TOP WRESTLING £16.89
OEVIOUS DESIGNS £16.89 MINI GOLF SUPER EDIT £16.89 TRADERS £16.89 DINO WARS £16.89 MOONFALL £16 89 TURBO CHARGE £12.99 DIZZY COLLECTION £16.24 MOONSTONE £19.49 TURTLES II £16.89 DOUBLE DOUBLE BILL £23.39 MR BACKUP PROFF £19.49 TWILIGHT 2000 £22.74 DOUBLE DRAGON III £16.89 MYTH £16.89 ULTIMA 6 £20.14 ELF £16.24 NAPOLEON £19.49 UMS 2 PLANET EDITOR £10.39 ELVIRA II £22.74 NAPOLEONIC BATTLE £19.49 UNDER PRESSURE £16.89 ELVIRA ARCADE £16.89 NEBULUS II £16.89 UNREAL £12.99 EPIDEMIC(ENEMY WITHIN) £13.64 ECRONOM £16.89 UTOPIA £19.49 EYE OF THE BEHOLDER £21.44 NEIGHBOURS £16.89 VENGEANCE OF EXCAL
£19.49 EYE OF THE STORM £19.49 NEVERENDING STORY II £16.89 VIDEO KID £16.89 FACE OFF £16.89 NO GREATER GLORY £20.14 VIRTUAL REALITY £22.74 FALCON CLASSSIC COLL £23.39 ORK £16.89 VIRTUAL REALITY II £19.49 FIGHTER COMMAND £19.49 OUTRUN EUROPA £16.89 VOLFIED £16.89 FINAL BLOW £16.89 PAPERBOY II £16.89 VROOM £16.89 FIRE FORCE £16.89 PILOTS IN PARADISE £16.89 WARM UP £16.89 FIRST SAMURAI £16.89 PIT FIGHTER £16.24 WESTERN FRONT £20.14 FORT APACHE £19.49 POOL OF DARKNESS £20.14 WILD WHEELS £16.24 FOUR WHEEL DRIVE £19.49 POPULOUS II £19.49 WOLF CHILD £16.89 FUZZBALL £12.99 OUEST FOR GLORY £20.14 WORLD
AT WAR £16.24 G LOC £16.89 QUEST FOR ADVENTURE £22.74 WWF WRESTLEMANIA £16 89 GAME PACK I £32.49 R TYPE 2 £16.89 ZONE WARRIOR £16.89 GAME PACK II £32.49 RACE DRIVIN £16.24 % 20 ORDER FORM PLEASE NOTE THAT PRICES ON THIS PAGE ARE TO CLUB MEMBERS ONLY ADD £10 TO JOIN THE CLUB AS YOU ORDER.
NAME ..... ADDRESS .. POSTCODE .. TEL COMPUTER .. MEMBERSHIP NUMBER please send me item item item item item ALL PRICES INCLUOE VAT Cheque P.O. Access Mastercard Visa T Credit card Expiry date .. All Mail Order To ROMFORD BRANCH!
1045 High Rd.. Chadwell Heath. Romford Phone Orders 081 597 8851 Please add £1 for postage Cheques payable to Diamond Computer Systems Ltd For EEC orders please add £1 Overseas orders by Credit Card only please £449.95 £479.95 With Encyclopaedia With Normal Titles & Lemmings 'y ' & Starter Pack CAPTAIN DIAMOND’S CDTV PAGE Imagine, if you can, the concept of a new , more powerful Amiga... With 1 Megabyte ot memory and a compact disk drive ot almost infinite sire A disk so vast, it can store hundreds ot millions ot digits ot data This data could be speech, animated pictures, digitised
stereo sound, computer images or whole encyclopaedias., and more Imagine this and you can start to grasp the concept ot CDTV.
The integral compact disk drive is the key to the power ot CDTV. Its storage capacity is equivalent to around a quarter ot a million lull pages ol text. This, when Integrated with the 1Mb ot internal RAM. Creates a system, which. Irom a CD disk, can give you access lo an unimaginable spectrum ol real world images, never seen combined before. These vivid images, with words and sounds, give you a whole new dimension in home education, entertainment & intormation technology.
Don't torget that CDTV can play, in superb quality, any normal audio music CD It can also play the new CO-G disks, which give digital sound and on-screen graphics.
On CD Disks now available, there are educational packages, encyclopaedias packed with reference intormation.
Stunning games, music systems and many other new and varied subiects including whole world atlases or even the complete works ot Shakespeare, each one on CD Disk CDTV - Nothing less than revolutionary CDTV STARTER PACK When you choose your CDTV from DIAMOND, not only do you get our legendary service, but for only an extra £30 you get the CDTV Starter pack to get you exploring your new world - straightaway This includes a superb selection ol CD Disk lilies including the Welcome Tutorial & Hutchinsons Encyclopaedia and Lemmings plus lour more games; worth in total almost £200. In addition is Ihe
inlrared remole controller and all the hardware you need to get you connected.
CDTV with Starter Pack Only £479.95 CDTV IS the same sire and style as most video recorders, so it can sit unobtrusively above or below your home TV and or HiFi With its inlrared controller it can be operated Irom your armchair But. Perhaps more importantly, it you are a computer enthusiast, remember that inside every CDTV there is an AMIGA just waiting to be used.
So Later on you'll be able to buy the optional keyboard and disk drive to get you into the work) ot AMIGA computing Printers, digitisers, genlocks and other accessories can all be connected to give access to many other exciting facilities and also many ot Ihe existing software packages available tor Ihe AMIGA computer.
Never betore has there been so much potential Irom one stunning system, packed with today's technology.
Call in to your nearest branch and have a personal demonstration, or phone lor your lully detailed CDTV Information pack.
CDTV ACCESSORIES Due to be released soon Please call tor availability CD1220 Keyboard An 89 key QWERTY Keyboard £49.95 CD1252 Mouse Inlrared mouse with battery saver £49.95 CD1200 Trackball Inlrared trackball with the option ot direct connection to extendbattery lite. Duplacates functions ot two button mouse and includes two 9 pin ports lor standard joysticks £79.95 CD1400 Caddy For holding CD within drive £9.95 C01401 Memory Card Personal RAM card containing 64k ol memory tor storing data or as a bookmark facility within CDTV £79.95 CD1800 Floppy Drive Rack mountable floppy drive with 800k
capacity Casing allows room lor additional hard drives or modems etc £99.95 CD1301 Genlock PAL based video interlace card lor superimposing CDTV images over a video signal provided by any PAL standard video source £149.95 CD1321 Video Card PAL based video interface card to allow connection to TV's, videos etc requiring UHF.
SVHS or composite inputs
P. O.A. Matching External Disk Drive £64.95 Many AMIGA
accessories and peripherals printers, disk drives, soltware
etc) are compatible wilh CDTV Please phone lor intormation.
MULTIMEDIA IN YOUR OWN HOME £22.47 Advanced Military Moving Gives Me Shakespeare CDTV brings intormation and entertainment into your Fred Fish Collection £37.47 A Stomach Ache £26.25 Complete Works £27.99 home in a way that has never been possible beloro 11 is Snoopy £26.25 Mud Puddle £26.25 Illustrated Holy Bible £27.99 based around Ihe familiar compact disc player combined Battlestorm £29.99 Cinderella £26.25 Music Maker £23.99 with a computet which simply connects to your television American Vista £41.25 Scary Poems Rotten Kids £29.99 Barney Goes To School £23.99 and combines still and
moving pictures with sound and Sim City £37.50 Long Hard Day At The Ranch £26.25 My Paint £27.99 thus otters a whole new world ol possibility.
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some hints on how to get some new sounds.
MANS' OK you non-MIDI users may have noticed that Sequencer One allows you to play music without using a single MIDI keyboard or sound unit. This is due to the fact that you can use Amiga samples to play sound directly from your computer. Although it’s easy to use Amiga samples, the limited range included with the problem could be stilling your musical expression. So what can you do to overcome this problem? Well, there are a couple of options. You could buy some more sample disks from Gajits. Or even buy a sampling package and grab your own new sounds.
There arc three basic levels of Amiga sampler, and each one corresponds to two main criteria: how much experience you have in the field of sampling and how much money you want to spend.
For the beginner w ho is only on a limited budget, a system such as Technosound Turbo (which is available via Amiga Format mail order on Page 1931 may be the best choice. For £30. You get a basic stereo sampling cartridge along with an easy-to-use sampling and editing program. The whole package is designed for the sampling novice, with examples to help you quickly learn how to record and edit waveforms.
N I 3 nO NJ can. Of course, record samples of any musical instruments you might have lying around, bul the main use is to lift sounds from records or Cds. This isn't just a case of plugging in the leads, loading up the software and hitting record, you have to follow' some basic rules.
The first thing to do is listen. This may sound rather obvious, but you have to use your ears before you even start sampling to find sounds that can be used. Many people snatch entire riffs (usually drum patterns) from records to produce what are called breakbeats.
This is simply a matter of recording the section you want and trimming the start and end points so that it fits in a loop (see later for tips on editing and looping). If you want to record particular sounds or instruments (say a bass sound or a snare drum) then you have to be more careful.
Listen to your musical source for sections where there are as few instruments being played together as possible. It is on these sections where your sound is likely to be play ed on its ow n - so don't try and record a snare drum while the vocalist is singing! This takes some patience, because you have to listen for when instruments stand out on their ow n. with no other sounds on a particular beat!
Once you think you have found a section where the sound is being played on its own.
Rewind to a few seconds earlier, play then hit the record button on your sampler. Stop recording when you think the sound has been recorded, then you can start editing.
Play the sound that you have recorded a couple of times (making sure you use a function where a pointer or bar traces across the screen) to find out where on the waveform the required sound starts and stops. Once you have a rough idea, mark an area slightly bigger than the sound and zoom in. Move the start and end pointers on the zoomed view and keep playing the sound until you think you've located the If you know some of the basic ideas for sampling. Then the middle ground is filled w ith a number of samplers. Stereo Master and
A. MAS2. both from Microdeal, (reviewed on Pages 126 and 132)
have a more serious approach than Technosound, giving more
flexibility and control, but they are a little more complex
than the beginner systems.
Zoom out to view the whole sample and using the new blank areas as a reference point, clip off the parts not required.
At the top of the scale arc Aegis Sound Master and Audio Engineer. These two cost £130 and £200 respectively, which may be out of range for many newcomers. It has to be said, however, that these are the best packages you can buy. With superb hardware and the excellent Audiomasler III software. On the other hand, you can actually buy a cheaper system until you find your feet, then upgrade the software to the new Audiomasler IV. This boasts the same powerful editing and crystal- clear sound quality that is found in the two expensive packages, but with even more tools for you to work with.
After a bit of trimming to get rid of the surplus blank sections, you should then be left with a useable sound.
Be sure to set the type of waveform for your music package before you save! Sequencer One works best with multi-octave IFF sounds. These take up more memory, but they give you a wider range of notes.
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MARCH 1992 Zero-G Datafile 1 and Sample Cds £49.95 ¦ Time and
Space ¦ 0442 870681 Have you ever tried ploughing through
your record and CD collection trying to spot the right
sounds?
I have and believe me. It can be a real bind. So what would be dead useful is a series of isolated sounds ready for you to record into your sampler.
And that’s exactly what Time and Space have done with their Zero-G Datafiles.
So far. Zero-G have released two Cds each containing over 1.000 samples which cover a wide range of different noises'. What they've included on the disks are Individual instruments, various vocal snatches, electronic effects and a selection of drum patterns or breakbeats'. The sounds have been arranged in groups (each taking up one of 99 tracks), depending on what type of sound they are.
Both discs start by presenting you with a collection of breakbeats, some programmed on a drum machine and others played live. Most of these are taken from dance and techno records. (There are quite a few Kraftwerk passages to be heard!)
After this, there are a series of electronic bleeps and noises, including orchestra stabs, bass sounds and sci-fi sound effects.
Exact start-and-end points of the required sound. Still working on the zoomed view, mark out an area just before the sound starts (that is with the end marker JUST at the start of the sound I and select the option w hich deletes a sample leaving a gap (usually called a Zero function). Move to the end of the required sound and repeat the process for an area just AFTER the sound. This will 'frame' the sound you want, allow ing you to easily sec where you should cut.
Zoom back out to the main view and mark from the start of the entire sample, to somewhere in the gap before your required sound.
Once the area has been marked, select the CUT option to get rid of the unwanted lead-in.
Mark from the gap after your sample to the end of the waveform and repeat the process.
You can now zoom in to clip off the gap at the start of your sound.
If the sound is to be used as a 'one-shot' sample (such as a bass, a snare or a kick Both discs contain whole banks of sounds from well-established and respected drum machines, such as the Alesis HR16 and Roland’s TR series (the TR808 was instrumental in developing the current dance style, hence the name 808 State!). The discs are mostly taken up by vocal samples, ranging from the normal dance and rap phrases through to electronic robot lines and even vocal snippets from cartoons.
Both discs are geared towards those Interested in producing dance music, but there is a wide enough range to make them extremely useful to anyone interested in producing sequenced electronic tracks. All the sounds have been level- matched to make sampling relatively simple (saving you the trouble of having to adjust the input every time you sample). The instruments have also been tuned so that they can be played together without sounding like a cronky old out-of- tune organ. The main drawback to the series is the price. Each disc costs almost £50, but when you consider the fact that each one
contains over 1,000 sounds, that works out at less than five drum), then try and make sure that the sampler's loop mode is turned off before you save, otherwise it will sound very odd when played back in a sequencer!
If the sound you want is a more sustained instrument (such as a string sound, an organ or a choir) then it may be an idea to set up a loop.
This will make the sound 'hold' when you play long notes on a sequencer.
Looping a sound isn't just a matter of sticking loop markers at the start and end of a sound, you have to look for suitable 'loop points'. If you look at a sound's waveform, it's level oscillates up and down rapidly. If the start point of your loop is at a different height to end loop point, then you will hear a distinct 'click'. To avoid this, try and move the points very slightly to keep the start-and-end points at the same level (preferably zero).
Again, saving sounds isn't as simple as it may appear. To save a useable sound you have to make sure it's in the right formal. Most music packages require you to save in straight IFF format (usually the default on a sampler), whereas others need to be saved in a particular way. For example. Aegis Sonix will only allow you to use samples in its own format. To use sounds in Sequencer One. You w ill need to save them in multi-octave IFF format. Make sure that you select the three or five octave option on your sampling program before you save the sound, otherwise you will only be able to play a
very limited range of notes. You can then load them into Sequencer One via the Sample Palette.
Although creating songs using the samples supplied w ith Sequencer One can be great fun.
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A music composition system to use with both Sequencer One and Sequencer One Plus.
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Description Price Order No Description AM235 Guide includes a beginners' introduction to sequencing and MIDI, lots of helpful illustrations and examples, and a full index. The User Registration Card entitles you to free update information and the Gajits Telephone Helpline support service. You can benefit from all of this for the special price of only £6.95!
Description _ Price Sequencer One User Guide £6.95 Contains not only the full program User Guide but also a personal User Registration Card. The User SEND THIS FORM TO: Amiga Format, Future Publishing Ltd, Freepost, Somerton, Somerset, TA11 7BR No stamp required if posted in the United Kingdom, Channel Island or the Isle of Man For overseas orders call Nikki for prices on 0458 74011 Price £9.95 Price £9.95 Price £9.95 Price £9.95 Price £9.95 Price £39.95 Order No AM238 Order No AM239 Order No AM240 Order No AM241 Order No AM242 Order No AM243 THE SAMPLE SERIES A collection of five volumes of
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How many skateboarding games can you actually buy these days, without scouring the bargain buckets of computer shops'? Three years ago you were spoiled for choice, now they seem to have died the death.
Which is why it's good lo sec a fun. Simple, addictive and fast skateboarding game become available through ihc Public Domain. Skate Tribe was originally an Atari ST game, written by Jim Wood using STOS.
Gary Symons took the code and tweaked it with AMOS to produce this little number.
All you have to do is skate down the screen as it scrolls, avoiding various obstacles and collecting the odd dollar bill for bonus points. Nice and simple, but the speed is set high to make it more tricky.
It's neat twisting and turning through the courses - the game needs a fair amount of skill to even complete the first level. Three difficulty levels help, but it's still tough - which is what brought me back for more!
It's not all rosy. The scrolling lends towards the glitchy. And when you hit something all that happens is a big 'BANG!' Graphic gets printed on the screen. The sound is appalling, which is understandable considering the game's origins. But it plays very well.
It's a shame that I haven't got a time-machine. If I had. I could take this game back a couple of years and happily make a fast buck by releasing it through a software house. These days, it looks out of step with current fashion - but the PD sets its own trends.
PERM CHECK VO.Ol SOFTWARE EXPRESSIONS U1 22 Checking soccer pools permutations can be tedious.
One guy pestered me for months to write a program for this (he has since died, which goes lo show that some people have no patience). Anyway, if you have hundreds of different combinations to check, this could sort you out.
A lot of libraries will say this program is easy to use. And they're right, lo a point. The point being that you have to enter permutations into a word processor or text editor first. Typing 600 lines of numbers and commas is a tedious task, and for beginners it will take a degree of trial and error to understand just what the program needs.
SKATE TRIBE 17 BIT 154« Here are the best form the latest Public Domain utilities and games, the ones that really stand out from the crowd, hand picked from the ranks, especially for you, by Pat McDonald.
The program can cross reference the data with the number of no-score draws, score draws and home wins. Hours to type all the data in. Seconds to use. Paul Morlcy - the author - knows about presentation.
1 7 BIT 1 530 Those Belgian 'Shadow' people have been busy. Here are three utilities aimed at people who write Public Domain demos (coders). RaslerBlastcr II is used for designing copper lists: the series of numbers used to create the subtly coloured bars on many PD releases.
Although it's easy to paint a copper list on the screen with this program, you can only save them in RAW binary format or assembler data lists. The latter is easier to incorparate in assembly language programs.
SimpleSinus II is aimed at machine coders. It provides a set of ready-made routines to spin and sweep eight sprites around the screen - tame stuff for the RECOMMENDED: BATTLE OF BRITAIN and THE WARGAME PD SOFT 2162 MOVE OBS CLICK ON CHOICE This is the main map from which you make dedsions in the wargome Battle of Britain. Exactly where do you put your planes to have the best effect?
If you've ever wondered it there are any original PD war-games, the answer is yes - an Aussie named Bill Jordan regularly releases them through the Australian MegaDisk PD library.
Battle ot Britain Is a simple, last war-game where you control the fighters and bombers of the Luftwaffe or the air defences of southern England.
Audience it addresses. However, it is easy lo use. And could help novice programmers learn more.
Text Writer is a much simpler program. It lets you design text screens of up to 40 columns wide and 255 lines deep. The data from this can only be saved as RAW (binary) files. Maybe there are much more powerful versions of these, but the presentation is good and they work competently.
163 MARCH 1992 The computer makes a mean opponent, a human one is more fun.
Purist war-gamers may not like it because It simplifies many different parts of the scenario (the forces are split Into 10 or less squadrons each and the map lacks detail). Hardened gamers won't like it because the graphics are appalling. So why do I like it? Because it's easy to pick up. Quick to play and reasonably challenging.
The Wargame is even better in some respects.
The scenario is early-to-mid-twentieth century Europe. Up to six players (human or computer) compete against each other.
All three services are represented (land, sea and air) with three different types of unit. For instance, in the sea department you can build merchant ships, to boost your economy: submarines, to attack your enemies' merchant convoys; and surface vessels, to blockade the merchants and attack other surface ships.
This game is like the classic board-game Risk.
The map is simple, and the battles are usually decided by attrition. Unlike Risk, different technologies become available. For instance, at the beginning bombers have little impact, but later on they can do real damage to a country's economy.
This version of The Wargame lets you play for a limited number of moves, but it is possible to finish a game If only two people are playing. The unlimited version (plus a more up-to-date version of Battle ot Britain) Is available direct from the author, for the princely sum of $ 25 (Australian).
UNITED PUBLIC DC BLITTERCHIPS UPD F3, CLIFFE HOUSE, PRIMROSE ST, KEIGHLEY, BD21 4NN 0535 667 469 PG043 GAMES GALORE 5 Cosmo Cat & mouse Mazeman Rollon Trivia Pharoah PG044 GAMES GALORE 6 Tint Jumpy Del ATC C-Robots StnUne King rats SB PG045 GROWTH Brilliant game where you must shoot the brain! .
PG046 HACK Great text adventure m the mlocom style!« PG047 HOLLYWOOD TRIVIA Nice trivia game with lots ol Questions’ * PG048 HOLY GRAIL A nice text adventure, one of the best .
PG049 JETMAN remember the okl game jetpac ? Well here it is ! Mega!
PG050 JEOPARDY Version of the board game Risk!
PG051 KILLER CARS A greal car game wilh tilled vector graphics! + PG052 LAMER GAME Similar to operation wolf shoot em up. .
PG053 LARN Another very well regarded text adventure game * PG054 55 LEARN & PLAY Great fun lor Ihe kids on two disks (2).
AGATRON • THE BEST NAME IN ANIMATIONS I - PG056 LASERZONE Great old 64 classic shoot em up’ PG057 LEAPING LARRY Simple platform game done in Amos T Exellent space Hading game D&D style’ PG060 MARBLE SLIOE Puzzle game, bulk! Slides up’ PG061 MASTER OF THE TOWN Shoot the signposts in this game PG062 MENTAL IMAGE PACK 3 great games GrkJrunner Invaders & Rebound .
PG063 MORI A Text adventure based around Dungeons & Dragons theme’ PG064 NAPOLEONIC WAR SIMULATOR A mce strategy type game!
PG065 NESTOR CARD GAME Another card game looks quite good! ¦ PG066 67 NETHACK Dungeon & Dragon adventure style game, very popular! (2) PG068 NO MANS LAND Hi tech war games shoot em up .
PG069 NU GAME Shoot em up with good graphics, quite difficult!
PG070 PETERS OUEST Rescue the maiden in this fun platlorm game .
DRAGONS LAIR ¦ SOME IMPRESSIVE DEMOS PG071 POM POM GUNNER 8last the enemy aircraft m thrs Beachead clone .
PG072 PROPERTY MARKET Become a millionaire before you retire at 65 PG073 RAPHAELS REVENGE A turtles game done in SEUCK! .
PG074 RETURN TO EARTH Elite type space trading game!.
PG075 RINGS OF ZON Interesting shareware adventure strategy game PG076 SEVEN TILES Superb luturesports speelbalt type game. Great!
PG078 SCUM HATERS Shoot em up done by Brazzle Atkins in SEUCK * PG079 SEALANCE A submarine strategy game seems very involved .
PG080 SERENE SHOOT UP Another good quality Shoot em up .
PG081 SERENE II Follow up to the above game .
PG082 SIMPSONS GAME Vertically scrolling shoot em up done in SEUCK!.
PG085 STARFLEET Nice little game done in SEUCK’.
PG06687 STAR TREK The US version by Jim Barber, very good (2) PG088 STAR TREK NEXT GENERATION Strategy game runs in Hires Img .
PG089 STAR TREK THE SHOOT EM UP Yes a SEUCK version of game .
PG090 SUBCULTURE Playable 1st level of a good shoot em up! .
PG092 SWIV DEMO Superb demo of an exellent shoot em up!
PG093 TENNIS A good shareware tennis game’ img PG094 TRAIN CONSTRUCTION KIT make your own track layouts! .
PG095 TREK TRIVIA For you Star Trek freaks, loads of questions!
PG09697 TRUCKIN ON A trading game based around truck haulage (2 disks).
PG098 TURRICAN 2 PREVIEW Great demo ot superb shoot em up!
PG099 THE EVIL DEAD GAME Blast the goohes in this crazy game PG100 THE JAR Very nice little jump & run game.
PG101 THE INSIDERS CLUB Stocks & shares game, see how far you gel PG102 WATERMINES Nice boukJerdash type game!
PG103 WET BEAVER GAMES Version ot the okJ pong game! .
PG104 WONDERSOFT GAMES Golf, Congt. Missile. Trillon. Windmill etc!
PG105 WtZZYS OUEST A very good arcade adventure game Irom Germany .
PG106 YELP Nice little painter type game! .
PG107 ZEUS A very good & popular block puzzle game .
PG108 ASSASSINS 14 New Pack. China Challenge II & Amiga Columns!
PG109 TOMCAT Nice vertical scrolling shoot em up!.
PG110 SUPER SKODA CHALLENGE Nice new car racegame!.
PG111 MIDNIGHT THIEF A nice text adventure game!
PG112 ULTIMATE CARO GAMES Cnbbage.Hearts.Bluemoon.Patience & Solitaire!
UTILITIES & SERIOUS SOFTWARE PU003 A68K 68000 Assember program tor the Amiga rather difficult to use PU004 A64 EMULATOR Commodore 64 emulator program . Some basic listings!
PU005 AMATEUR RADIO i Some programs ol mieresi to the radio ham!.
PU006 ANIMATED POINTER PACK Disk full of animated pointers’ PU007 AMIBASE 3.76 One of the best Amiga databases. Search (acililies ?
PU006 9 ANALYTICALC Now unpacked and ready lo use! (2 disk version) .
. g programs on 1 disk .
PU012 ASSASSINS GRAFFIX UTILS Great disk full of graphics convertors etc .
PU013 ASSASSINS BOOT UTILITIES loads of bootblock utilities on here.. PRETTY IMPRESSIVE STUFF ON REAL 3D PU014 BANKIN A complete cheque book analysis program. Keep tabs on cash .
PU015 BIORYTHMS & STARCH ART Check your Biorythms & examine the night sky!.
PU016 BUSINESS CARD MAKER Make your own with this useful utility.. IPU017 20 C MANUAL H (4) New and belter! Version 2 now comes on 4 disks!.
PU021 C-LIGHT RAY TRACER A commercial ray tracing package. Now PD!!!!.
GAMES PU023 CHET SOLACE UTILS 2 PU024 CLERK Another program similar to Journal, manages your bank account.
PU025 32 CLIPART 8 disks crammed full of some of the best chparl around!.
PU03335 COUNTACH CUP ART (3) 3 disks packed full of clipart! Various .
PG0017 ADVENTURE SOLUTIONS 2 disks lull ol adventure solutions’ (2) PG003 AIR WARRIOR This is a flight simulator program .
PG0W5 ALL NEW STAR TREK Great game Irom Tobias Richter! (2).
PG006 ANTEP & SLOT CARS A graphical role playing game & a car game .
PG007 AptDYA Brilliant demo ol a great nevr game Get H !
PG008 ASSASSINS 1 Tan«. Rolierpede. Avatrls, Caverunner & AMIGAlds.. PG009 ASSASSINS 2 Girl action. Missile command Invaders & 3 more! .
PU036 CURSER BASrC COMPILER Just what you need to speed up basic programs .
PU038 DARKSTAR UT1LITES 3 A disk full of assorted useful u PU039 DBW Good PD ray tracing program inc some pictures ! CU Knowledge .
PU040 DEMOIISHER UTILTIES 168 easy to use utils something tor everyone .
PU041 43 DESK BENCH Nice alternative workbench.Icons . Bases (3) PG011 ASSASSINS 4 Jumper. Gomoku. Cracker. Jumpy. Turbo duel & Klondike!.
PG012 ASSASSINS 5 Raid. Go Looly & Retaliator. 3 shoot em ups * PG013 ASSASSINS 6 Downhill challenge. Pacman 87. Meta Llamas & Welltrix PG014 ASSASSINS 7 Destination Moonbase. Trii. Mightworks & Clauds runner PG015 ASSASSINS 8 Air ace H. Hbali. Number Fumbler & Snakepit!.
PG016 ASSASSINS 9 Battle pong & Blizzard PU044 DESKTOP PUBLISHER From Germany. English translation now available ?
PU045 DIRECT ACTION A useful Utility for editing animation sequences.
PU046 DISKMASTER 30 CU Ulrtily program, copy files, delete, format disks.
PU047 DOPE INTROMAKER Make your own intros with this utility PU048 DYNAMITE FONT II Another popula- disk. Stacks of IFF fontscreens PUW9 DYNAMITE FONTS Exellent fonts disk for use in Dpaint etc PG019 ASSASSINS 12 Llamatron. Car. Powerpong & X F 11 PG020 ASSASSINS 13 Bali.Asterords.Twtnris.Block It.SquamNe & Amlgatration PG021 ATIC ATAC A conversion of the old classic Speclrum game .
PG022 AWESOME PREVIEW Fantastic preview ol a great game!
PG023 8ATTLEFORCE A strategy war game similar to Mechtorce PG024 BLACKJACK A really good version ol the game!.
PG025 BUCK ROGERS A nitty litle shootemup Irom the C-64 days1 PG026 CASTLE OF DOOM An easy graphic adventure game!.
PG027 CHINESE CHECKERS Computer version ol the popular board game .
PG028 COLOSSUS & WORLD Two very good adventures Irom Sottware distillery .
PG029 CROSSWORD COMPILER Nice program (or making crosswords!.
Superb fontscreens. F PU057 FLEXIBASE DATABASE A simple to use database for the beginner.« PD058 FONTS AND RAM MANAGER Lots of fonts plus a software ram switch !
PU059 FONTS & SURFACES Lots of useful fonts brushes etc for use in Dpaint!.
PU061 GENESIS DEMO Superb fractal generator, really good!
PU062 GRAPHICS UTILITIES Load of useful graphically orientated programs.. PU063 HAMLAB Convert VGA PC pictures to Amiga ham mode with this utility. .
PU064 HARDDR1VE UttlS Some good utilities for hard drive owners. .
PU065 ICONMANtA Loads of programs for icon creation & many icons!.
PU066 ICONS This disk is just crammed wrth useful & varied icons. ?
PU067IMPLODER V4.0 Very good crunching program, very efficient!.
IiCS!« PU068 INTERFERON PRO 6eate protection bootblocks against viruses.
PU069 JAZZBENCH A great alternative workbench much preferred by many!
PU070 JOURNAL A nice program designed to keep track on your finances PU071 JR COMM 1.02 Latest version of another superb comms package! .
PG035 ENStGNIA MAZE Nice little maze oame allows 4 views ol maze at once PG036 FLASHBIER Over 200 levels in this boukJerdash type game PG037 FRANTIC FREDDIE Classic platlorm type tun with good music PG038 GALACTIC FOOD FIGHT Fight through ice cream cones fruit etc • PG039 GAMES GALORE 1 Drip tiles Ouii 04X Invaders Chess Yahtc Othello PG040 GAMES GALORE 2 Welltrlx Skylight Bouncer Jackland Lam Bluemoon PG041 GAMES GALORE 3 Gravattack Asterotos Pmgpong Mimblast Orbrt 3d PU072 KEFRENS METALLION UTILITIES Great util disk fuH of fonts & more!.
PU07376 KING JAMES BIBLE Old testament & New testament & text reader (4).
PU077 LANGUAGES DISK All you ever needed! Forth. Module 2, X-Lisp & Logo.
PU078 M-CAO Computer aided design package uses hi res mode. Good. 1 Meg.. PU079 MACVIEW.DRAW.ROTATE Collection of three unusual programs Good!
PU080 MESSY-SID Easy to use PC - Amiga file transfer program. Brilliant PU081 MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS PROGRAMS Geotime. Grocery list. Calculatoi rut hnht PU082 MOBED A very useful program lor editing sprites and bobs.!* PU083 MORSE PROGRAMS Disk full of Morse code programs for radio hams.
PU084 MYST1X HARDWARE MODS Documents disk for hardware modifications.
PU0867 NORTH C 1.3 (2) A two disk unpacked version of above program f PU088 NORTH C 13 (Packed) The complete C compiler by Sieve Hawlin!.
PU092 PENDLE EUROPA UTILITIES 5 Another great compact by the Red Devil PU093 PENDLE EUROPA UTILITIES 6 includes copiers and more utilities PU094 PENDLE EUROPA UTILITIES 7 A very popular utility collection Try It!
PU095 PRINTER DRIVER GENERATOR Deign your own printer driver with this.. PU096 PRINTER DRIVER UTILITIES Various non-standard printer drivers.
PU097 PRINT STUOfO VI.25 Great ulriity lor accurate printout of pics.text,. PU098 OBASE Database program, simple to use with full search facility PU099 OED A nice easy to use text editor program ! Load. Save. Pnnt. • Put 00 OufCKBASE A small database program, also Xspetl & Text ed on disk.. PU101 OlttCKBENCH Another ahematrve workbench system, very clever this!
Disksalv. Power packer PU106 ROT A simple 3D drawing package for your Amiga. Very popular,.
PU109 SCOPE 114 Structured clipart tor deskop publishing etc! Ppage etc! .
PU110 SCOPE 115 Structured clipart tor use in Professional page ETC.. Structured clipart for use in Professional page E PU111 SID V1.6 Newest version of the easy to use Cll utility. Essential • PU1123 SOMETHING FOR NOTHING 2 disk sel full of video utits. Fonts etc.(2) PU115 ST EMULATOR Run Atari ST software on your Amiga. Needs 2 drives.
PU116 SUPER C DISK As near to a hard drive as mere mortals get!
PU117 SUPERKILLERS Kills 190 viruses, more than Master Virus2-2. A must!
PU118 SUPER WORKBENCH Yet another alternative workbench disk!
PU120 TEXTPIUS V3.00 One of the best wordprocessors. Includes Am gasped « PU123 UEDfT LATEST RELEi PU124 ULTIMATE ICON DISK Contains koometslerJconlab.lconmastet & icons!.
PU125 ULTRAPAINT v3 A met paint package for IFF pictures! .
PU126 UTILITIES COLLECTION Another great collection of utilities about 100!
PU127 UTILTIES DISK 1 Another one for Ihe collection About 60 or more.
Put2930 VIDEO APPLICATIONS (2) Programs tor use with genlocks & very nice. (2 disks) PUI34 WORKBENCH HACKS Disk hill Of amusing workbench hacks’ PU135 WORDWRITE WORDPROCESSOR Comprehensive wordprcessor with spellcheck- PU136ZX SPECTRUM EMULATOR latest version now with sound loo !.
PU137 600 BUSINESS LETTERS contracts, letters, allsorts included ! • PU138 LAST HOPE Priceless when you ve just erased a valuable file’.
PU140 LITTLE8ENCH At last a file copier etc for A500. (Dos 2 ONLY)!
PUI412 TAROT il A better version than the fust one. On 2 disks!.
PU143 OPTIUTILS 1 Disk crammed with superb utilities! .
PU144 OPTIUTILS 2 A second disk full of utilities! • PU145 OPTICOMMS1 Contains Ncomm 1.921 Lharca. Zoo Arc etc with docs!.
PU146 TEXT ENGINE 2.1 Superb quality wordpro. Get it!.
PU147 BEATRIX POTTER Clipart converted from the PC. Lovely .
Pui 48 AMIBASE PROFESSIONAL Now PD!!! Great new version of this Database .
ANIMATIONS PA001 AEGIS ANIMATIONS 3 anims. Juggler. Plane & Marlyn. .
PA002 AGATRON 2 Misc • jet fighter landing , basic .
PA003 AGATRON 3 Star Trek • Shuttle fly past im .
PA004 AGATRON 5 Star Trek Klmgon fires torpedoes 1m .
PA005 AGATRON 7 Star Wars Fighter doing loops etc 1m .
PA006 AGATRON 9 Star Wars • Fighter fly by. Impressive 1m .
PA009 AGATRON 12 Tron animation Not one of the best.
PA010 AGATRON 13 Misc - Robo 1 A robot waving 1m .
PA011 AGATRON 14 Star Trek Workbee & Rekant. 3 shots .
PA012 AGATRON 15 Lotus car. BHIiards. & Jet Fighter animations!.
PA013 AGATRON 17 Star Trek TWOK animation Short but okay .
PA014 AGATRON 18 Star Trek • Enterprise fly by. Short anim .
PA015 AGATRON 20 Huey 2 A helicopter leaving a landing pad. Neat 1 Meg .
PA016 AGATRON 23 Star Trek fleet manoevre 1m .
PA017 AGATRON 24 Kuli pen animation & Pmg pong G eal! 1m .
PA018 AGATRON 25 The run. A suberb car chase img or over. 1m .
PA019 AGATRON 26 A ship rockmg at sea. Enterpnse leaves dock, im.
PA020 AGATRON 30 Contains Hyperspace animation & Landing animation im .
PA021 AGATRON 31 Amm of a Porche rising out of a table 1 mg.. PA022 AGATRON 32 Space • Space probe flying away im .
PA023 AGATRON 33 Probe animation Bird of prey animation & Klmgonhlt! 1m PA024 AGATRON 34 Star trek the space office • a bit short.
PA025 AGATRON 35 Space- space probe fly mg away im .
PA026 AGATRON 36 Star trek Bird of prey, loop the loop. Im .
PA027 AGATRON 37 Misc - Tobias goes knackers! Im .
PA028 AGATRON ANIMS 5 great short looped animations!.
PA029 APPLECUS ANIMATION Great anim of an abacus (appiecus??).
PA030 BAD BIRD ANIMATION Not too bad this one. .
PA031 BASKETBALL A basketball player shooting a ball Into the net. 1 Meg .
PA032 BONGO ANIMATION Animation of a man playing the bongo drums .
PA033 BUSY BEE Cute animation of a freaky bee. Almost looks wooden. 1 Meg .
PA034 CLOTHES PEG Bouncing clothes pegs and more. Not bad. 1 Meg PA035 COOL COUGAR A cartoon style anim. Tells the story of cool Cougar. IM ?
PA036 CXI SPACESHIP A cool sculpt 4D arum of a ship circling a globe .
PA037 DART ANIMATION Good animation of a dart passing through an egg!
PA038 DRAGONS LAIR TIME WARP Animation of the cartoon game iM .
PA039 ERIC-S AMY VS WALKER Cute and sexy(?) Squirrel chasing a Walker.1.5M PA040 ERIC-S BATMAN A great animation featunng batman and the loker.1 Meg.
PA041 ERIC-S COTOTE 2 This ones a corker.coyote up to this tricks 1.5 Meg PA043 ERIC S MORE AEROTOONS More humorous cartoon capers. Great s PA044 ERIC-S SHUTTLECOCK Two Space Shuttles playing with a satallite. 1 Meg PA045 ERIC-S STEALTHY II The Mig-29 and Stealthy bomber cartoon. IM PA046 FRANKLYN THE FLY Great anim ot a day in the kfe of a housefly!
PA047 GHOSTBUSTER ANIMATION Amm on the popular ghostbusters theme.
PA048 GYMNAST ANIMATION Animation of a gymnast swinging on the bars.lM .
PA049 HAPPY ANIMATIONS HappyMan. TreeFrog. Wmdowman and Hammer. All 512K PA050 HICHLANOER SWORO ANIMATION Arum of a Scotsman dancing on swords PA052 LAUREL AND HAROY Brazzel Atkins, select your film from the videos.IM PA053 4 LIGHT CYCLES (2) Huge animation from the Tron him. Fab. 1mg! .
PA055 LUXO TEENAGER Father 4 son lamp animation converted to the amiga.lM .
PA056 MAGICIAN II this ones a bit better, more glossier this time round. TM.
PA057 MAGICIAN Similar to the juggler amm. But not quite as glossy IM .
PA0S8 MINER A miner truck loadmg coals into a buggy to be taken away. 1M man in cabaret! • PA06Q NEWJONS CRADlJ ray traced animation. JXus F-19 and Rocking chair.
PA059 MR POTATO HEAD Watch the potato rr . Traced animation, plus F-19 a PA061 PHAROAH ANIMATION An animation of a Pharoah kings mask. .
PA062 PIANO ANIMATION This is an arumabon of a cartoony ptano!.
PA064 PROBE SEQUENCE Probe mvestigatesiife forms on distant planet IM .
PA06568 REAL 30 (4)Superb demo of effects possible with Real 30.lmg! .
PA069 REAL THING HORSES demo of the animation package for deluxe pamt.. PA071 THE BoiNGS Greal amm of 2 Zebedee characters on springs’ (t.5mg On .)
PA072 THE JUGGLER the okJ classic animation thal sold 1000s of Am a s! .
PA073 THE KNIGHT DEMO Arumation ol a kmght climbing out of a book. 1M .
PA074 THE WALKER DEMO Helicopter attacking the walker. Film style. IM .
PA075 THE WALKER DEMO II Walker Attacking the A2000. Not bad. 1 Meg .
PA076 UGLY MUG ANIMATION The ugly mug goes lor a spin! .
PA077 UNICYCLE ANIMATION Exellent animation of a umcycle 6 a car! .
PA078 WINGS Superb quality red baron biplane animation. Very ruce.lM .
PA079 ZEUS BUST ANIMATION Animation of a golden bust rotating!.
PAOT9 MR POTATO HEAD 2 Another greal Chris Hdl arumation disk!.
PA080 LEMMINGS ANIMATION Great lemmings animation. Check it out. 1 Meg POWER ANIMATIONS I PP0012 ANTI LEMMINGS (2) Absolutley brilliant animation ! Get this now !2M PP003 AT THE MOVIES Cute amm from Mr Schwartz featunng Amy squirrel 1.5 PP004 7 AUTOMATED LIGHT (4 Fab battlestar galactica type animation. 3 Meg PP008 10 BUZZED (3) Great animation of a wasp crashing into things. 3 Meg PP011 12 DATING GAME (2) Superb new demo from Enc Schwartz, Get it. 3.5mg’ PP0I3 15 DRAGONS LAIR (3) Three meg power demo with sound eflects. Great!
PP016 GULF WAR ANIM Find out what happens to Hussem’ Brilliant 2mg!
PP017 JUGGLER II Juggler meets Ms.Juggler. Great foilowup t 5Meg PP018 20 LOST IN SPACE (3) Remember the old TV series ? This is it! 2 Meg PP021 24 LANDING (4) Tobias Richter Poweramm ! Superb ray traced stuff.4M PP02S 27 STATION AT KHARN (3) Animation of a a spacestat.on.nicely done. 2M PP028 33 UPGRAOE (6) Wow ! Camberwlck Green meets the Amiga ! GREAT ! 5 Meg PP034 35 VAUX KILLERS (2) An old but quite good 2mg demo 2mg.
PP036 37 WALKER DEMO (2) The 2 disk 2mg version of this classic demo.
PP038 39 WAVE SAILING i2) A nice animation of a wave sailer’ 1.5mg DEMOS PO001 AGONY DEMO Brilliant graphics m this game demo show it to ST owners.
PO002 ALARM MEGADEMO fhee new demo with a good acid type video part .!
PD005 AMOS 30 DEMO Shows you some effects that are possible with 3d!.
IS NONE Brilliant demo with some superb ray trace PD007 ANARCHY INSPIRATION C PO008 ANARCHY MADNESS II Demo with Bobs and Filled Vectors, superb music!.
PD009 ANARCHY SYSTEM VIOLATION Classy demo featuring Vector Bob Gfx Cool1 POO to ANARCHY DIGITAL INNOVATION Their latest and best demo, superb!
PO011 ANIMATORS MEGADEMO A nice new megademo from the Animators POO 13 BASS MEGADEMO Great megademo with some housey house music.
PO016 BUDBRAIN tl Hdanous megademo, house music video 6 cartoon sketches PD017 CASCADE MEGADEMO Curious demo with a puzzle and an acid part!
PO018 CHAOS ROCK A fantastic light show based on fractal patterns * PD019 COOL FRIDGE A plasma meagdemo. If you like these FX get thrs © P0020 CROWCS MEGADEMO includes the superb maddona demo and rr
- this one.
CROWCS MEGADEMO Includes the superb maddona demo and more!
PD021 CrtONlCS NEVERWHERE Superb demo with a Real world demo and Madonna PD022 CRIONICS TOTAL DESTRUCION Very nice plasma Fx plus a kickin mus* !
PD023 25 ALCATRAZ MEGADEMO Exellent. A huge demo, comes on 3 disks!. (3) PD026 CRUSADERS SPACE DELIRIA Fantastic music by Dr Awesome 6 tab eflects’ PD027 CRYPTOBURNERS HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER Lovely Idled vector demo. Greal!
PD028 DARKNESS MEGADEMO II Another unlimited bobs demo • Do they ever stop!
PD029 DANISH KNOW HOW A classic demo! Well worth getting !
PD030 DEAD DANCE THRASH Amazing thrash metal soundtrack 6 some wierd pics!
PD031 DEFJAM PIXEL NATIONS Nice multipart demo with plasma.bobs etc. PD032 DEVILS LABYRINTH Great new demo with some fab etfects.RGB ham plasma PD033 DEVILS NO REALITY Another great multipart demo from Devils’ .
PD034 DRAGONS MEGADEMO An old demo but still one of the classics' PD035 ELVIRA DEMO An exellent demo of a very good game’ PD036 EPIC Incredble preview to a new game by Ocean. Filled vectors. 1M ) Bnll kalidesc PD039 FILLET THE FISH Similar to puggs, but not quite as good.. PD040 FRAXION "REVENGE" Cartoon style horror video recorder! Very funny!.
PD041 FRAXION FUTURE VISIONS Superb Aliens-type intro plus great pictures .
PD042 GOLDFIRE OBLIQUE INFINITY Nice megademo with an acid style video!
PD043 GOLDFIRE ULTIMATE FX Another good megademo from GokJflre. .
PD044 HORIZEN SLEEPING BAG Great multipart demo with vectors 6 funky music.
P0045 INDIANA JONES DEMO Nice clip of the movie!
Of Saddam meeting President Bush.... Kaboom!
PD047 INTUITION MEGA0E&O Includes a very good acid type section!
P0046 IRAQ DEMO Amusing demo EMO Includes a very good acid type se PD048 KATHARSS MEGADEMO This is the famous Xcopy demo from Poland!
PD049 50 KEFRENS MEGADEMO VIII Loads of filled vectors and bnll mosic.(2) P0051 52 KGB MEGADEMO (2) A great house muSK video 6 vector drummers.
P0053S4 LAUREL 4 HARDY Good demo featuring The lonesome pme song.|2) .
P0055 MAGNETIC FIELDS HYSTERESIS Excellent vector graphics, plus music I P0056 57 MAGNETIC FIELDS SPACED OUT (2) demo disk with great music tracks P0056 59 MAXIMUM OVERRIDE (2) Very nicely done filled vector demo Oy TSB.
PD06162 MONTY PYTHON (2) Brilliant demo featuring the lumberjack song !
P0063 MONTY PYTHON NUDGE NUDGE Another amusing sketch on 2 disks! (2) P0064 NEWTEK DEMO 3 An exellent demo.take your machine to the limit! (2).
P0064 NOT THE NINE O CLOCK NEWS Some amusing sketches on these disks (2).
PO066 PHENOMENA ECES A very good demo with a light sourced filled vector!.
P0067 PHENOMENA INTERSPACE Is t.me Unear 7 get this demo and fmd out!
PO068 PHENOMENA ENIGMA Absolutely bnHiant. One ol the all time greats! .
PO069 PHENOMENA JOYRIDE Another absolute corker of a demo!
P007075 PINK FLOVO THE WALL (6) Oh yeah ! A huge demo based on film !
P0076 PLASMUTEX K km SoumSoul music beats 4 wild cooper and plasma! ?
POO77 PMC ALPHA OMEGA An absolutely superb filled vector demo. Lovely!.
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MAIN DISTRIBUTORS NBS UPD F3, 1 CHAIN LANE, NEWPORT, ISLE OF WIGHT, PO30 5QA 0983 529 594 PO078 PUGGS IN SPACE A class* demo. The kids *nll lov il P0079 PRSONEB DEMO Rkt WIMo« 60s sent* ? Here* the Anvgademo'.
PO060 PULLWG THE TRIGGER Wed laid out set of demo* .
PO081 PURE METAL COOERS tractat «"Ol d«sk. Very n** P0065 REBELS UEGADEMO Iar o«d dim (Mast from the past' .
POOB6 REBELS COMA This on is a cl«w ' th best Acid style vOeo on Amiga P0067 REBELS SNAP A me demo with spooky style mus* track. Popular *HA P0068 REBELS TRIPIE TROUBLE Some bnlhant plasma effects here' • P0089 RED SECTOR OBIT 90 An oW cUiik Mod vector demo, lovely mu** P0090 91 REO SECTOR MEGADEMO (2) Sim *lood th test of lime, very good'.
PD09J SCOOPEX CHROMIUM Superb demo with great graphic* and music .
PD094 SCOOPEX MENTAL HANGOVER On of th b *t demo* of all time get it! .
PD095 SHADOW Of THE BEAST DEMO Sup rb demo of a classic gam !.
PD097 SILENTS GLOBAL TRASH This a a MUST for all demo freaks. Mega'!!! ?
PDO90 SILENTS ICE Latest demo from th Scents. BnBiant mus* tracks’ .
Pot00 SIMPSONS BY DECAY With superb animation and a great funky mm* beat PO101 SIMPSONS EQUINOX Rami. Ol th song A p*s of our fave hero Bart' .
PD10J 4 ST PEPPERS LONELY HEARTS Great 60s tyte demo from Brazz* i2 .
P0105 TECHNOflKXT MEGADEMO Not a bad MB megademc P0106 TECHNOfRIGHT A spooky d no with good music A eflects' POI08 TOMSOfT TRIP to MARS Od but very good 30 Med vector tnp to rnars PO109 TOMSOFT VIRTUAL WORLOS An absolul Ep ' Best demo of th y r "" Potit UNREAL DEMO Sup b graph** A sound mthrs great demo • Pot 12 UNIVERSAL PICTURES Wry enpretwe Med vector demo m space P011J VANGELS DEMO Great muW A Superb C0*ur Cycled graph** tmg .
Pot 14 VECTRA SINKING DEMAND ReaBy good M*J vecior demo Pot 15 WARFALCONS PURPLE MEGADEMO Another good class* demo .
P0116 WITH VECTORS TO HEAVEN New d mo just m. check it out! • P0117 WRATH OF THE DEMON DEMO Another to show otf the machines graph** .
Pot 19 REBELS OUTLAND Latest demo from a prolit* ouMrt! Excellent Pot 20 KEFRENS GUARDIAN DRAGON A very nice new demo from Kefrens' P0121 DIVINA TECHNO FRIGHT Vectors in front of Ham pics? Good! .
P0122 AC OC MONEY TALKS Amusing animated cartoon of Angus A co!.
P0123 ITALIAN BAD BOYS MANGA0 Japan * style cartoon* A techno mus*' P0124 ANDROMEDA DECAYING PARADtSE Very good vector demo A superb mu**' ¦ MUSIC DISKS PUOOi 100 GREATEST 64 TUNES Over tOO class* 64 tunes imorlaltsed 1.
PM0O4 ALCATRAZ THE POWER Eicellent re nix of the song by the band Snap.. PMOOS ALCATRAZ MORE THAN MUSIC A superb mus* disk very well presented ' .
PM006 ALCATRAZ SOUNDS Of ENERGY Four Great house music tracks GET IT .
PM007 89 AMAZING TUNES I (3) This ones a biggy loads of great music !
PM010 AMEGA PARTY WINNERS Four EXCELLENT songs that won th A mega party .
PM011 QUEEN • THE INVISIBLE MAN Also includes a remu of ride on time PM014 BANGING RAVES Yeah ’ Pump up th mus*. Tudun remu of some house PM015 BEAST SONiX Scoopei present th mus* from Beast L as tunes .
PM016 BEATLES SONIX Lots of Beat'** mus* don « Somi!.
PM017 BEATMASTER 906 STATE Cubtk and mor of tN* type of mus* PW018 BEATMASTER I LOVE TECHNOLOGY More of me rave typ mus* Great'.
PMOit BRUNO SMUSICBOX I Trusts great Funky mus* with jazz .dees' .
PM023 CLASSICAL MUSIC II Another great da*S*el mus* disk. • PM024 CRUSADERS BACTERIA Great mus* disk one of the best ever'.
PM025 CRUSADERS AUDIOX Another class* mus* disk great mus* PM026 OEPECHE MODE MUSIC N*e soundtrackered disk of their mu**'.
PM027 O-MOB MUSIC 3 A Great Quality house mus* re-mn. Really good ' PM031 OfGITAL CONCERT 3 Another house mus* re-mu Great quairly • Lov it PM032 OfGITAL CONCERT 4 Four songs including Got to keep on - Bnlhant" .
PM033 OfGITAL CONCERT 5 Th Power Kaos. Keep Bustm. And Touch Me Bnfi'.
PM036 OfGITAL DEBUSSY 2 More gr t Debussy tracks on ttu* 2nd drtk .
PM037 39 DO THE BAHTMAN (3) Th Chart topp-ng song sampled on 3 d-Sk* .
5MWt EOUAMANIA it Demo with a great dance mu** track and fab equalizers ’ =*4042 43 EVA FORCES Brand new mega ac* house demo isome swear.ng'K2). 5V046 GENESIS IANO Of CONFUSION A e well known track • 5M047 46 GOLDfIRE CEREBRAL OCLIGHTS (2) 2 disks o' mus* with tap* select .
PM050 JARRE DOCK LA NOS The keyboard wizard. Sampled and on your amigj .
PM051 JUSTIFY MY LOVE Remu of Madonna song plus more mued In!
PM052 KEFRENS JUKEBOX This ones super! Lovely music with a Juke bo«'.
PM0S3 ISO DONT PANIC Superb new mus* duk. Eielient quality mus* PM054 57 MADONNA VOGUE (4) Sampled remu of Ihe song. Good quality sample ' pM059 MAGNETIC FIELDS CHIP FESTIVAL Crammed full of great chip music’ • PM059 MANIACS OF NofSE This »s bnfiont' Great stevie wonder type mus*'.
PM060 MIAMI VICE REMIX Sampled mus* • a (Pgmsed p*! • PM061 NEWTRONS MUSIC BOX Headbanger demo ' Beats n tune to the mus* ' * PM062 PAT MUSIC I Codecbon of tanfasf* npped mus*. By various arbst* PM063 PAT MUSIC I Anofher great codecbon of npped mus* here.
5M064 PAT MUSIC ¦ Another great cod*ct«n of songs by Pat Wed cool PU»5 PHENOMENA MUSIC DREAMS l Twenty wicked songs by rw«s Of Phenomena .
5M066 PHENOMENA MUSIC DREAMS ¦ Second m the seres More superb mus* !.
5M067 POPEYE MEETS THE BEACMBOYS Great demo very funny' .
5M069 RAZOR FACE ANOTHER DAY This i* an mcred** mus* hack over 22 mm*’ PM070 RHAPSODY IN BLUE Great converse* of Gershwm mus* by Rob Barter' tM PM071 72 SILENTS BLUES HOUSE (2) Tangerine Dream style mus* With game' .
PU073 SILENTS FULL POWER House it up mu** lr* Remu ot tncky duco .
®M074 SOUNO OF SILENTS This is a must ’ Greal atmosphere Jesper Kyd mus*' pM075 76 STAR DREK SAMPLED (2) Amusing mickey take of Star Trek Good laugh' OM077 TALK TO THE TREES Another very funny sampled mus* Comedy track 5M078 TECHNOTRONIC REMIXES Pump Up the Jam and Gel Up • they even smg it' pM079 TECHNOTRONIX REMIX All ol their tongs remised mto one great track !
514060 THE SOUNOS OF GNOME Mahoney and Kaktus mus* disk. 46 great tunes 514061 TIMECIRCIE MUSIC More Commodore 64 style mus* Very good Kb 4 Seasons by Mr Bait* 514062a 82b VIVALDI - FOUR SEASONS (2) Superb 4 Seasons by Mr B 5*363 ZARCH 1 Great mus* tracks me. Itsy brtsy.oh no Timmy MafletARGHHHH 514084 ZARCH 2 Another great pack of iiMm tunes’ 5M065 ZARCH 3 More good quafrfy tunes on this compilation 5M366 ZARCH 4 This s th latest disk, good quahty as usual .
5M067 68 *S MASTERS NOISE M ga new mus* *sk by Mahoney and keklu* ' (2) 5M3» IM TOO SEXY Great 2 duk set of tfw* recant tun '(2).
=*369 THE SMAMEN MOVE ANY MOUNTAIN Another great 2 drsk set' (2) PM090 91 MOZART HORN CONCERTO S 4 superb concerto s from Hugh Gannon! .
51*392 PIANO TUNES 9 great Protreckered tracks from Andy Chilton' .
51*393 UTAH SAINTS REMIX What can you do for me remised by Tony Hilton!.
514094 GUNS N ROSES Superb mus* demo by the rock band 5M095 HARDCORE IB Bnitant techno dance iracks =1*396 LED ZEPPLIN R*d t.on of Stairway lo heaven Great' 51*397 GRAPVINE MEGAMIX Really n*e mus* disk Worth listening lo.
5M096 ERASURE MIX Remu 0f erasures lop songs 5M099 D-MOB MUSIC 6 Brilliant house mus* remu Barter'.
SLIDESHOWS ¦SOOt ADOAMS FAMILY The Addams tamrfy started when Uncle Fester PS004 AGATRON 6 Incredible 4096 color ray traced slideshow Get th* one'.
PS005 AGATRON 8 Esceflent HAM p*1utm with some good rnus* too Mega' PS006 AGATRON 9 More of R*h»evs superb works agam based on Star treT.
PS007AGATRON 12 Some more great p*tures on tfus new d*k .
PWUCDOMAWDMSO HIY- PS006 AIRCRAFT SLIDE Lois of pictures of hgm r awcraft • PS009 ASTRONOMY SLOE N*ep*s of constellations. Galaxies nebulae eic'.
PS011 12 BORtSVAJEUO 12) Pictures domsed from works by the Arbst .
PS013 BORN TO BE FREE Picture ot wild animals this time Very good queWy.
PS01415 BUTTERFLIES (2) High quality slidsho* ot butlertlies. By WS • PS016 C64 ART Lots of picture screens trom the good od Commodore 64 PS017 CHAINSAW SLIPPERS This one is Great, th* pictures are nafl but Mad'.
PS018 CHRIS HILL Great pics horn a great artist!
PS019 COLOURCYCLES A slide ot colour cycled p*tures Very impressive.. ...... Hcs. Eddie and more. Not mus* too. • pictures m the Oarkiords style PS022 DEBBY HARRY SLIOESHOW Som mce p*tures Of 70s popster (2 disks* PSG23 DEMONS 1A quality slideshow Irom C-Dryfc of Demons, with mu** PS024 DESERT ISLAND SLIOESHOW Lot* of mce p*tures on this disk .
PS029 FORBIOOCN PLANET N*e s*de with story text ot Cu* S PS030 FRAXON FUTURE VISION Gr*«t fantasy sMSeshow tab lor * res .
PER DISK !
PSC31 GARFIELD Digitised shdeshow of the cartoon hero by Jim dans .
PS032 GENOCIDE great fantasy slide with unusual tades I wipe* & soundtrack PS033 GERMAN RAY TRACE High quality ray traced p*s by a german artist .
PS034 GRUSEL SLIDE Eerie fantasy slide from Germany, unusual • ¦wrassss' PS035 HARRY ENFIELD SLIDESHOW A slideshow of Harry EnfiekJ 4 Smith 4 Jones PS036 HEROIC DREAMS SLIDESHOW 1 Great fantasy art p*s from Pend* Eu-opa .
PS037 HEROIC DREAMS SLIDESHOW 2 More great fantasy art pidmes .
PS036 HEROIC DREAMS SLIDESHOW 3 And yel more great fantasy picture* .
PS039 INVISIBLE WORLD Not one lor people scared of creepy crewties' • PS040 IRON MAIDEN SLIOESHOW Digitised p*s of Iron maiden 4 more'.
PS041 42 JIMl HENDRIX SLIOESHOW Great picshow of the 60s rock legend' (2).
PS043 JOE SLIDESHOW t Very good quality slideshows drawn m Dp*M Joe sci PS044 JOE SLIOESHOW 2 More supah p*s by Joe Check them out for yourse* PS045 KELLY SLIDESHOW Some eicedeffl quality HAM p*tures • PS046 KBI WILDE SLCESHOW Lots of p*s bof mamly m black 6 wh«t .
PS047 46 MADONNA SLIOESHOW Lois Of pictures but needs t mg 4 2 drrm (2) PS049 50 MADONNA DICK TRACY SLOE 6uM mce sitfeshow ® PS057 NAGEL PICTURES Greet hi res p*tur*s Irom a tamous arhst • PS053 NAPALM DEATH SHOE This one rs for Over the top moshers on*r' .
PS054 NASA SLIDES 1 Picture of the space shuttle landmg etc Not bad PS055 NASA SLIDES 2 More picture*, this tune viewed from space good ' .
PS056 NEWTEK DYNAMIC HAM A slideshow of Newleks new 640i5t2 *096 colors .
PS057 NEXT PtXlLIUM Very mce pictures all done in Dpamt phis some mus* PS056 NIGHTBREED Yukky slideshow from the film Mus* suits the p*ture$ PS059 60 NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET SLIDESHOW great tor all freddy fans (2i.
PS061 NIK WILLIAMS Some very well digitised pictures from the prctureware • PS062 NW DYNAMIC HAM More from ihe N.k Williams senes Superb quality .
PS063 PENTAGON 4 DRIFTERS Very high quality Hi-rts B W fantasy p*tures PS064 PHOTMONTAGEI Slideshow on various subfects very mc ty done • PS065 PHOTOMONTAGE II Another great slide of vanous subjects • PS066 POP STAR PICS P*c*sot Mel 4 Km. Madonna Cunosdy 4 PSB • PS067 RICK PARK S ART Dpamt style pictures a* done m H Reso*ut m .
PS066 ROGER DEAN D«fsed p*tures by the art* a m HAM -*»* Good* PS069 70 SILENTS CH 42 (2) Tns rs supwb sfcdes pfus a gre t my»* t e.
PS071 SPACE BUBBLES Grew* fantasy art pictures m menaced ham .
PS072 SUPER HAM CARS SuperWy domeed sudeshow m menaced HAM Mega .
PS073 SUN CONNECTION SLIDE Great ray Kaced pictures on Pus disk .
PS075 TOTAL RECALL Mus* and p*1ures from the Arm s Sci ft Mt Great'.
PS076 77 TERMINATOR II SLIDE Great slide ot a great Mm' (2) PS079 VAX SLIDESHOW P*lures downloadad from a vai system Very n*e mdeed PSO01 WATERSHIP DOWN Cule side of those rabbit*, great tor the k»di • PS062 83 WRESTLE MANIA (2) Collection of p*ture and anmation* Good ' PS064 WWF WRESTLERS Pictures of Hulk Hogan and lh r*»i of Em G-eaf PS06S YABBADABBA DOO Hey Hey H y its the tlintstofws ' Wuma fred .
PS066 SONIC DYNAMIC HIRES 5 Sup*rb 4096 colour p*s on this d sk' .
PS067 ALTERED DECEPTIONS Superb disk of p*1ur*s from Chns H.H' .
PS068 EVOLUTION SLIDE P*s from on cNWd M to "umanffy” .
. . .... mmuSie.
• r studded skes- mu**'.
MUSIC UTILITIES & MIDI PT002 ART OF MED Disk fuR of Med mus* scores PT003 ASSASSINS AUDfO MAGIC CoOtCtion of soundtracter* and raping progs' PT004 ASSASSINS AUDfO MAGIC 2 Late*! Collection of soundtracker programs' PT005 CASIO CZ EDITOR Superb program . 250 patches lor Casio CZ seme* .
PT006 DELUXE MUSIC DATA Some Kore* need midi synths. (needs Dehue mus*) PT007 FUTURE COMPOSER A chip mus* sequencer comples lo us , bul good PT006 GAMES MUSIC CREATOR A mus* sequencer, similar lo soundtracker PT009 IFF SAMPLES Great samples takan from th* Kawai 1 digital synth!
PT010 JAMCRACKER Four channel chip mus* sequencer Also handles samples PT011 KAWAI Kt Editor lor changing your patches on your keyboard PT012 KAWAI K4 This is similar to above, a patch editor tor K4 synths PT013 MED 3 2 Very latest version of Ihis superts sequencer Great! • PT014 MED MUSIC OfSK Som n* m d mus* on this disk - PT015 MlO DISK Conttms lots Of useful midi programs lor synth owner* .
PT0'6 NotSETRACKER Mus* sequencer used by me pros Stacks of hmcbon* PT017 NotSETRACKER-EXECUTEABLE Convert modules to a stand alone ______ ¦* program PT018 PERFECTSOUND SAMPLER N*e sample *dd program with some samples' PT019 ROLAND DUO. S220 Converter program convert Roland samples to IFF PT020 SAMPLES DISKS ST-01 TO ST-tO Vanoul disks available ring lot detail*.
PT021 SOUNDTRACKER 2 6 New r*i a** of this popular program, new editor PT022 SOUNDTRACKER A superb tour channel sequencer everybody uses this one PT023 SOUNDTRACKER COMPILATION Compilation of tracker type pcogrmas PT024 ST-80 BEAST SAMPLES Lovely pantkite sounds trom Beast. Beast II PT025 67 8 ST-90-93 SAMPLES OISKS Stud* quality samples Excellent "!.
PT029 YAMAHA DX7 VOICE FILER Program lor DX7 series synthesisers PT030 YAMAHA DX7 VOICE SORTER & th* above program PT0312 3 ST-87 -89 3 disk full of great samples'.
PT034 5 ST-97 4 96 2 more great disks fun of samples'.
UTILITIES APD002 . TREASURE SEARCH Fnd the burwd treasure m th* fun game APD052 . FORMS REALLY UNLIMITED a Greet lorm designer program AP0062 . ARCADIA A n** verson ot th popular breakout game AP0076 . RAINBOW WARRIOR Paint with coppers and save them out’ fcage in 2-64 colours 2 well known games AP0096 . PAIR IT Match th* cards to make a pair .easy to piay tmb AP0097 DYNAMITE DICK Nice llttl* amos game, living slideshow APDI03 4 . PICK UP A PUZZLE Solve ilgsaw pu l*s.3 difficulty levels APD109 . WEIRD SCIENCE DEMO II BIRDS OF PREY Nice slideshow APD110 . CROSSFIRE Nice gam*, keep the kids
occupwd lor ages APDf 15. BAIIOONACY Good verson of the class* Bomber gam APD130 . THE WOOOEN BALL A shareware gam tmb A Pot 32 • FAMILY WSTORY DATABASE Nice g n o ogy program imb AP0135 • SIMON 4 SPACE MATHS 2 aducafonai games on this disk AP0137 . TILE TRIAL Sbdmg W purrt to SON wttho a bm kmd APOi 36 . SPAWSH TUTOR Good rf you need to Mam Spanish AP0148 . DEMOLITION MISSION Another r r»on of popular bomber ga« APD153 • MISSILE COMMANO N* verson of the oM d*SS*' APOt66 . PICK UP A PUZZLE Datadisk 3 IMPORTANT: A500 PLUS+ OWNERS AU OUR LISTS A CATALOGUES NOW CONTAIN THE . SIGN FOR FULL
COMPATIBILITY WITH THE NEW A500 PLUS ' SO BUY WITH CONFIDENCE FROM UNITED PD DISTRIBUTORS I UNITED PUBLIC DOMAIN DISTRIBUTORS The No. 1 Choice I CATALOGUES AVAILABLE FOB:- FISH DISKS I 6 0, MAS DISKS I -60. SCOPE . AMIGAS. AMICUS. SNA G. SMAUG Plaaim com lor prlcmt on Honk anti Etc. START UPO F3, 20 HOLMESIDE SUNDERLAND SR1 3JE 091 565 2506 PD UTILITIES & GAMES RECOMMENDED: ROWER UTILITIES AMIG AN UTS 848 This disk is not aimed al pure programmers, bul rather those who want to set up their own disks and systems to look snazzy without learning about all those hldeosuly complex programmer-type
things such as hexadecimal numbers and machine code mnemonics. The mighty Metallion ot the Ketrens PD coding group is the responsible party.
That's not to say that they're a piece of cake to use - but If you can copy files from one place to another with Shell and edit a startup sequence, this disk provides the tools for setting up tight, professional-looking disks.
First up is New Topaz. The Amiga defaults to the Topaz 8 font - that's why 98 percent of Workbench screens use exactly the same font. A font, for those not in the know, is simply a style of type. Although you can change the font used tor printing text using a program like FaslFonts or SelFonl, an awful lot of software gets very confused with different fonts.
This program doesn't set up the Amiga to use a different font: Instead, you can load an 8 x 8 size font which masquerades as Topaz. The Amiga thinks it's using the standard Topaz font (as do font-fussy programs) and so you can use the font you want without causing incompatibility problems. However, New Topaz will only load fonts saved in RAW (pure binary) form. It cannot use standard AmigaDOS fonts. Which does make the whole process slightly more complex.
The good news is that also on the disk are the PowerFonts 8 and PowerFonts 16 programs (the two versions are for editing fonts ot 8 X 8 or 16 X 16 size). The PowerFonts programs can load In AmigaDOS fonts, although they can only save RAW or assembler data files.
Also on the disk is PowerBool. For creating custom boot block menus. Up to 10 programs can be launched through such a menu, although they must be named as the numbers 0-9.
DOS Windows is darn handy for customising the AmigaDOS Workbench window, letting you resize the window and use up to 16 colours (of course, you can do that anyway with Workbench 2).
QuickRAM sets up 14 of the more commonly used commands in the RAM disk, to save disk accesses to Workbench. Sure, you can do this manually - except that using QuickRAM is much faster, because all the commands are compressed Inside one program, rather than being a set of separate. Standard Shell commands copied one-by-one to the RAM disk.
Finally comes PowerMenu. An excellent program which can run menus designed with a text editor or word processor program. The resulting menus look very good and work quickly.
BATTLE CARS NBS G192 This is played in a simple 3D maze, you have to outface and out-shool your opponent (computer, or a human on a different Amiga wired to your ow n w ith an NMC - Null Modem Cable).
166 MARCH 1992 The 3D view moves very fast, and the movement is very responsive. However the game lacks long-term interest. Dav id Jameson's next release should be much better - although he'd better work on the depth sorting.
One of the most important decisions when you're managing a racing team in FI Challenge is which engine to buy.
A good driver is important, but he needs the hardware.
FORMULA ONE CHALLENGE DEJA VU LPD44 This is not a racing game in the same vein as Indy 500.
Instead, it's a management game - choose a team to manage, buy a car. Engine, tyres and driver, and off you go on a world Grand Prix season.
Many factors conspire to prevent you from winning
- factors such as changeable weather during races, smashes, and
miscellaneous costs can put your team's finances in the red and
you out of a job.
F I Challenge lacks a lot in terms of presentation I your first few games are spent just w orking out the correct methods for starling a race).
I like it though, because it's got one thing that few other PD releases have got - a certain depth. Once you know how to race, the real challenge is in learning howto win. It gives a few insights into the problems of running a Formula One team. For hardened management sim players every where. Well done. Stuart Rennocks.
TOR TEN UTILITIES OF THE MONTH Every month, we look at the best-selling utility and game PD disks from a particular library, so you can see what's popular... SOFTWARE EXPRESSIONS o All New Star Trek © Messysid © Viz Clip Art o Survivor © Golf Recorder © Megaball © Wordwright © Cartoon Brushes © Amibase version 3.76 O' TAP Utilities CONTACT LIST: All the Public Domain programs and utilities reviewed here can be obtained fixjnv the following PD Hbraries.
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UTILITIES MEGA DEMOS _J V340 - TS8 VECTOR DESIGNER PROGRAM j
V016 RSH TANK SIMULATOR A JX j V028 SPELLCHECKER Zxjrer gov.:
9 000 words "Oj car oaa more words o: _j V029 MOUSE HOLD
NVENTORY 1 j V041 DPAINT ART Ijjoatris -OOGSI you to mess
oround with loads into * j V048 TV 4 VIDEO GRAPHCS (8) »
reenskxyi liioke Differ down the sen j V086 VIDEO PRODUCTION
(21 Both disks ore Pockod with video & genlock utilities J VW
PRINT STUOtO Excellent for printing picto* or text For Printer
users An excellent progrcm tor printer owners me Other uBs jVW
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* 12J J vm WULlfOQJP HD An e*ce6enr OS! T j VT95 ORAPMK CHANGE
-..change gtophcs Between Atari St PC Graphics to the Amiga J
V215 DISKMASTER V3.2 Copys hies Irom or disk to anofH- DlSKSALV
..... & ropairs j V261 TEXTPIUS VERSION 3.0 This disk is not an
update butcompieilv New Word processor J V262 DUPLICATION &
BACKUP: Super Duper.Turbo copy. Sonify cop* & Pcopy Four new ci
j V277 FORTRAN -77 VI 3c Compiler, linker & »rte support Wxiry
f470 j V279 C ROSS WORD CREATOR A progrcm to _j V284 MCAD
PROGRAM Se Obiect Drown j V285 KXJCATlOHALTYPtKJ TUTOR A Sm*
tutor which measures speed j V291 POSTSCRIPT NTERPRESTER VI.5
An excellent Post script Interpreter lor the AMIGA j V298 NORTH
C V1.3 (2) Uncocked Version best c programming program J V301
EYE OF THE BEHOLDER HINT BOOK Maps. Strategy & Solution j V304
CHAOS STRIKES BACK HNT BOOK Maps. Sir jV306A j V307 VOEO TAPE
DATABASE PRGRAM Catalogue at your wdeo topes on o ctotobose j
V311 JACK MOQUS COURSE D«SKS IS) j V323 ANALTKALC SPREAD ShfET
(2) At lost j V327 SOUND TRACKER CONVERTER Corvort j V329 MESSY
SIO Converts Translers Amga T to ond Irom ony IBM PC
disks Amiga j V332 AMIGA PUNT PROGRAM Horse roclng prediction
program for the omiga j V333 ONG JAMES VERSION OF THE BrBU toe
6M Emutotor d S« j V339 SPECTRUM EMULATOR DATA DISK 1 Adventure
Oass s needs v2l6 or V443 JV341 CUP ART COLLECTION 2 : t-ghl
mo* daks lototy pockod with excellent dip on (8) j V349 SID
fVl.OA) PepkxestoeCH commote In 4 j V3SO BUSINESS CARO MAKER
Design yor own Business cords on the Amiga j V3S4 POS UTUTIES
No 13 Free Copy Ronoves protodod gomes copy protection so that
thouser con msioll them on his her hard disk VMK uvothei now
virus killer Disk-Cat Can creator your ovn dai catalogue
Scenery creoles some oxcellent frocd bosedlond scopes Nuke
Kills the laiesi virus j V3S8 GENESIS LANDSCAPE -:ulpt or mould
Qty J V361 POS Uni'S:T4 Vus* based o8ec*on tos v* j V392
AMIGASH The best bortun program to no»e ever used on toe amga
nosy controls jV393 POS Utl No IS: Boor Gomel Th deo- _j V395
UIDfT WODO PCOCESSOB V2 6h ' ¦ shoroworo word processor editor
with various modes, a command longuoge. Menu cuslomu Hon.
Hypertext, on line help, a teach modo spll windows, copy &
posto. Undo, features j V396 POS Utl No 16 Dotoeoiy Excellent
database program which needs NO Cll known to use nice menu
driven systom landscape drawnmg program Dosed around a
landscape j V397 MANOEIBROT ADVENTURE KfT j - .
(about’ 8 COO uses of C code; includes some generate them, ond tots ol bm» m help screens j V399 POS UTIL'S No 17 SHChery is O potion program & sMome a video production scroller j V400 RAY TRACER CONSTRUCTION KfT A t trocer lor in® orrnoa computer lood Workbonh j V401 WINOOWBENCH VI 0 (2) This (S an excellent Workbench replace on is styled in An.i Workbench u form. RecomMended J V403 AMOS UPOATE V1.32 The latest updn* j V«io'pOS UTIL S No 1: PRWTNG UttUTtES ¦celleni PPType - j V411 NCOMM VI 921 The latest version of j V413 WORKBENCH 2 & WORK STATION Tl | nor np anotoer workbench ctone r s a
ccAecter o ustaes wtto toe Workbench toeme (2] J V415 VTOEO SCREENS 1 Vtotoer Oik pocke with excellent bock ground pictures for video odtf j V417 SUPERBENCH & EXTRAS Ar e ocement dsk with more ut*ti»s toon the o j V420 CURSOR BASIC COMPILER C AMIGA Bosk progrom with this utility C J V423 C: COMMANOS Tha disk S f lk which con be used n any Startup-sequent j V424 POS LtnUTKS No 18 Arv uM«es by us here iXMies rcWe program, sod to stop toe Vie n Hgn Res A* Emulator Another program to tom your arrvga on S' Smart Icon This progrom wwl change yo workbench & smart up toe wmoow sys»em j V429 DtGfTAl
MARKETING DEMO MAKER A new demo creator ond not by Red Sector r2 Os* j V433 AMMATION STUOtO An excefent Anmoton cresky tor you to make you* own j V438 OPT1 UTRJT1CS V2 0 Thi dik i P0Ck« with some excoflont hord d«sk uNAes j V439 AMIGA C MANUAL ¦ Tha myvjd s toe complete C rrionud tor* Amga & besot** open & work wtool carts of r*C syskm «dso cor*vi wr enxnpes. Some trxk&wremoiKcrroeiOltiei j V444 PRINTER OtdVfR UPDATE OtSK ¦ SC J V455 land BURDCR A froctoi generating J V456 PRINTING UTRfTIES No 2 LABE LEASE V3.0 An Exceflent data base program itvs * ver* easy to use Recomended Varuious omer
good unites j V458 NI8 COPIER Another coping program Please check the copyright ol the program that you intend to copy Very good new version j V483 SUPER C COMMANOS'he disk a not as ton as some others but comes w«th msrusion j V465 1000 UTVT1CS ’.to» Ptol. Multi draw Multi MCQd & VT-100 v4 036 j V468 OtGfTAL ADRESS BOOK Coiecl 4 Scve your oodress hsts on computer. By Aacrk Jarws J V470 CUP ART Another exceAent ccAectxxi of cip art to Cod mto any DTP program |4) jV47SP.Smnvn.4 K otp-ograms called P Wrle a simple word processor P-Draw P Render and much much more Ixceflent disk j V477 THE SUPER
KILLERS 8 BOOTX v4 13 This toe best wrus kflto do* to dato kJHs over 200 vrus 4 ma* be mere Includes Various excellent utters such os Boot
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BUG-BASH: Zap the bugs, clean up the garden. Great game by Mutation Software ...£3.50 1212: GULF CONFLICT ANIM BY ERIC SCHWARTZ. New 2 Meg version, excellent £2.50 1214: SCRAZZLE. Enjoy playing the game with a similar name? You'll love it! .....£4.00 1226: PETERS QUEST. An excellent 1 Mb game with many levels to clear ....£2.50 PAINT FUN: A good painting program for youngsters up to 8 years old.
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MARCH 1992 172 As the cold grip of winter threatens to tighten its hold on the freezing public, only the bravest dare frolic outside. What you want to do is stay in, where its nice and warm. Ah, yes... curled up cosy in front of your Amiga with a hot beverage and a few PD demos to keep you entertained. That's how to keep out the winter chill. So here is your guide to the latest warming releases - Maff Evans.
RELIANT ROBIN TURBO CHALLENGE ATH DIMENSION PD REQUIRES 1MB This is an amusing little spoof based on the attractiv e intro sequence of Gremlin's Ltilus Turbo Challenge 2.
However, the sleek, high-powered and extremely desirable vehicle found in the original has been replaced by another car: cue fanfare! Da-da-daaa... the Reliant Robin! Don't be too concerned though, this doesn't mean that there's someone out there who thinks that the three-wheeled chariot is as beefy as a Lotus! The whole thing is based around the animations found on the Lotus 2 game disk, except that all the specifications point out how bad the programmer thinks the Reliant is!
RECOMMENDED: ODYSSEY MBS The animation is pretty good, mimicking the original very well, and the injection of humour into the whole affair makes it worth looking at. Unfortunately, the disk is licenseware. Which makes it a tad expensive. Since the programmer gets a cut of all the money Still, if you can afford to shell out £3.50 on an amusing little demo then have a look NESS PART ONE VIRUS FREE PD, DISK 21 32 _ n nn n n _j I ? fx inn _ A aXvv-'A ' V _A_V f _ "7 J _ v An lj ncsai! ~ AmUifp v«nn MtflM tact frni: n: nn r.«i i *
h;hb Mi Not much in the woy of graphics for this, but the remixed version of Enigma's 'Sadness' is rather impressive.
There are quite a few resampled and re-edited versions of pop hits in the PD demo zone these days, and Excalibur have come up with another one. This time Enigma's 'Sadeness' lor simply 'Sadness' for the Top of the Pops viewers out there) comes under scrutiny.
Two versions have been included on the disk, so that both half meg and memory expansion users can listen. The sample quality is very good, w ith some long sections being lifted from the original to capture its ethereal atmosphere. Unfortunately, the visuals are pretty weak, simply a black screen with a bit of text.
Despite this, the audio track is strong enough to stand up for itself. If you like the song, but still don't have the single or album, then get this for a taster.
Putting together a PD demo which would unfold Into a full-blown science-fiction saga would be quite an achievement, since this would normally take an entire book, a TV series or a movie with a megabucks budget. Despite these limitations.
Alcatraz have managed to do exactly this with the Odyssey demo.
The plot tells ot an evil interplanetary tyrant who. With his race of soldiers called the Kryllions. Is intent on bringing the entire solar system to its knees. The government of the solar system has been pushed to its limits, reaching a point where they either have to fight back or be crushed forever. Only one man can stop the megalomaniac plans of the Kryllions - a hot pilot by the name of Zork. After a short briefing, Zork is purposely captured by the enemy, allowing him to make contact with a government spy. The spy gives him information along with a list of planets he must visit in order
to build a weapon to destroy the Kryllion s prison base of Zool.
After a quick jailbreak and the purloining of a handy spacecraft, Zork manages to make a break for It!
173 MARCH 1992 After a frantic space battle and a trip to a visit a strange creature (who is basically a giant brain with an eye in the middle). Zork starts his quest to destroy the enemy. A bomb must be constructed and dropped on the enemy base to destroy the evil megalomaniac for good. To build the necessary weaponry, Zork must first get the plans and the materials to make it, then ship the equipment out to a race of monks with the technological know-how necessary to build the massive bomb. Can Zork succeed? You'll have to watch the demo and find out!
All the techniques used in Odyssey are fairly straightforward, they have appeared In demos and games a few times in the past. The flight scenes are vector shapes, the floors are fractal based and the explosions are digitised animations. However, where this five-disk package scores is in its atmosphere. The whole thing is very polished, with all the styles and sections knitting together well to produce an Impressive science fiction feel. The graphics are superb, ranging from mood-setting pictures to out and out action as the ships spit laser death at each other. The film-score type music adds
further depth to the demo, emphasising the epic feel. If you're a fan of sci-fl films, TV programmes or books, then you will find Odyssey one of the most interesting demos available.
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AD.18* Puggs in Space; Funny cartoon!
AD.21* Busy Bee; Sculpt 3D amm (Mb) AD.23 Ship and Sphere; Ray Trace (Mb) AD.24 NewTek Demo; Incredible (Mb 2D) AD.25 The Run; Lotus Car Chase! (Mb) AD.36 Kefrens Megademo 8; Ace! (2D) AD.39 Agatron animations; 3D film of USS Enterprise attacking USS Reliant AD.44 Laurel and Hardy; Films. (2D) AD.45 Star Trek, Dry Dock demo; The highly praised Ray Trace masterpiece!
AD.46 Stealthy Manoeuvre II; Cartoon AD.50 Budbrain Demo 2; A Classic!
AD.53* Iraq demo; Saddam and John Maior!
AD.54 Simpsons; Digitised: Do the Bartman plus great Bart slideshow' AD.56 Phenomena Megademo, Tnp to Mars. Ray-Trace Fractals. Light Sourced World animation.
GET IT! (Mb) AD.58 Applecus; Ray Traced. (Mb) AD.59 Plasmutex 91; Truly Amazing!
AD.61 Franklin Fly; Very amusing. (Mb) AD.62 Dating Game; by Eric Shwartz, very amusing animation. (3Mb-20) AD.63 Batman. Terminal 8 late night; Three Sreat Eric Shwartz anims. (Mb) huttlecock; E. Shwartz (Mb) AD.65 Stealthy Animations; 3 great Erie Shwartz animations. (Mb) AD.66 Substance by Quartex; Fractals. 3D animations. Ray Trace Bubbles.
AD.68 Universal Intensity Demo.
AD.69 Decaying Paradise Demo. (Mb) AD.70 Global Trash by Sllents; Ray Traced Space Ship. Plazma effects AD.71 Ice Megademo by Silents.
AD.72 Simpsons; Best Bart one yet' AD.73 Sickness Simulator; Rude noises AD.74 WWF Wrestlemania; Hulk Hogan.
Ultimate Warrior, Hitman 8 many more.
AD.77 Digital Innovation; 30 minutes!
AD.78 Fillet the Fish; Great cartoon AD.79 Clockwork Orange; Digitised AD.80 Light Animation; MEGA! (3Mb-2D) AD.83 Anti Lemmln Demo; Superb! (2D) AD.85 Mars Flight; Excellent! (Mb) AD.88 Alpha Omega; Stunning animated Ray Traced Fractals! GET THIS!
(Mb) AD.89 (bl) Eau Madonna; 3 digitised animations from the In Bed' film 1 lo 9 disks £1.25 10 disks plus file box £9.99 11 and over 99p Prices per disk! 2D = 2 disks etc.
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Catalogue disk 99p AU.01* AU.02 AU.03* AU.11 Jazzbench; Workbench upgrade Uedit; Excellent Me editor QL Emulator; . Data disks (3D) Starchart; Gives positions and movements ol all maior constellations Vislcalc; Superb Spreadsheet.
Dope Intro Maker; Create demos.
North C; Complete C Language!
SID; Workbench replacement Avoiding CLI; useful utilities.
Text Plus; Word Processor (v2.2) Word Wright; Word Processor Plus: Amiga Spell: Spell Checker!
Spectrum Emulator; Run some Spectrum games on your Amiga!
Complete C Munual; 11 chapters plus 70 executable examples! (3 disks) Amibase; Professional database!
Ghostwriter; Demo Maker. (Mb) Label Designer; Design and print.
Quickbase; Easy to use Database Rainbow Writer; Demo Maker.
MCAD; Professional CAD package.
Ultimate Icon Disk; Great Icon creator. Nice and easy to use!
Red Sector Demo Maker; Powerful program lor creation ot Demos (Mb) Mandelbrot Generator; Superb!!'
Rippers; MusicGraphic Rippers Master Virus Killer; Excellent Virus killer, detects over 124.
Home Utilities; Wordwright, Scalc (Spreadsheet), Label print.
Ripped Fonts & Logos; Character sets extracted Irom various demos!
Picturesque; Great Art package Business Letters; 600 plus to adapt and use in your word processor!
C64 Emulator: Latest version, hardware available separately' Speedbench; load in 15 secs.
Printer Drivers; 30 different Bible; King James version (4D) Fox DTP; Desktop Publisher!
Budget Finance; Personal use.
Messy SID; PC to Amiga files.
Typing Tutor; Master those keys Opti Utilities; Virus killers.
PD Copy 3. Fixdisk. Text Engine.. Spectrapaint 3; Paint program Tarot; Astrological Horoscopes Land Builder; Vista style Punt Prediction; Win on Horses!
Mandelbrot Adventure Kit; Great Business Card Maker; As titled Disk Print; Disk label printer.
Spectrum Adventures; Need AU.24 SND.01 Soundtracker; Music creation SND.02 Soundtracker 4; alternative version . Instruments disk (2 disks) SND.05 Soundtracker 8 Track; Superb' SND.06 Noisetracker; Enhanced version.
SND.07 Soundtracker Rippers; - Tunes' STI.01 Digital Soundtracker samples!
Lo 8 disks with 100's of files!
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AU.13 AU.15* AU.18 AU.19* AU.21 AU.22 AU.23 AU.24* GAMES Star Trek; Classic! (3D-Mb) Star Trek (Agatron); (2D-Mb) Pacman 87; Multi level classic Board and Card games; Cluedo etc Space Invaders; Arcade Classic Tennis; great simulation. (Mb) Flaschelber; Boulderdash style.
Castle ot Doom; Graphic Adv.
Return to Earth; Elite style Drip Schina Challenge, Frogger.
Star Trek (USA); Great! (2D-Mb) Chess * Tiles. Tetriz Two, etc. Twintris; Better than Tetris!
Simpsons; shoot-em-up style Legotris; another Tetns game Wizzys Quest; Arcade puzzling Star Trek;The Arcade game Wacko In Wonderland; Platform Metagalactlc Llamas; Classic!
Games Galore; Star Trek. Trivia.
Pharoahs Curse, Monopoly.
Mazeman... Grldrunner * Rebound. Invaders Sorry . Missile. Blackjack etc Seven Tiles; Speedball style Megaball; Arkanoid style Diplomacy; War Strategy game Eat Mine; Emerald Mine copy Frantic Freddy; Platform game Block II; Superb Puzzle game' Downhill Skiing; Classic game Amos-Defence; Shoot-em-up.
Assassins Games II; Invaders.
Girl Action, Missile Command etc... Battleforce; Fantasy Action.
Balloonacy; Great Bomber done Squamble; Scramble version Asteroids; Arcade Classic!
3 Player Tetris; Triple the fun!
Patience & Dominoes; As titled Jetman; Spectrum Jetpac copy!
Assassins 1; Rolierpede. Tanx.
Caverunner. AMIGAids. Avatris.
Skate Tribe; Skateboarding fun.
Super Twintris, MEGA Tetris!
Assassins 4; Jumper. Klondike.
Go-moku, Jumpy, Turbo Duel, Cracker.
Assassins 4; Go Looly. Raid and Retaliator Great SEUCK games' Marble Slide; Pipe Panic style.
Columns; Tetns Klax variation Air Warrior; Flight Simulator!
Battle Pong; Updated Pong game Monopoly; English game version!
Wastelands; Great 3D adventure Ladybug; Pacman variation.
Cardsharp; Klondike. Castle.
King Albert; Calculation. Demon.... Survivor; Excellent Role Play Llamatron; Jeff Mmter Classic Atlc Atac; Spectrum game copy AG.01 AG .03 AG.05 AG.07* AG.10 AG.11* AG.14* AG. 16 AG.22 AG.24 AG.27* AG.29 AG.30* AG.31 AG.32 AG.36* AG.38 AG.39 AG.40* AG.42* EDUCATIONAL AE.01 Blackboard Maths, Concentration Colourpad. Cat 8 Mouse etc. (Age 5*) AE.02 Spellqulz, Maths Test etc (5») AE.03 Fractals, Evolution etc. (11*) AE.04 Weatherman, Airfoil etc. (11*) AE.05 World Data; 3D Plot etc. (11*) AE.06 Talking Spelling Tutor, Speech Toy, German. Elements etc. (2D) (11+) AE.07 Educational graphics;
Technical illustrations. Needs Dxe Paint! (9*) AE.08 Kids Paint; Art program (5») AU.27 AU.31 AU.32* AU.35 AU.36 AU.37 AU.38 AU.40* AU.41 * AU.42* AU.43* AU.46 AU.49 AU.50 AU.51 AU.52* AU.53* AU.54 AU.55 AU.56 AU.57 AU.58 AU.59 AU.60* AU.61 AU.62 AU.63 AU.64 AU.65 AU.66 AU.67 AU.68 DEJA VU LICENSEWARE Only £3.50 each!
LPD 01 Colouring Book; Fun lor kids.
02 Arc Angel Maths; Educational fun.
05 Jungle Bungle; Adventure. (Mb) 08 Work 8 Play; 3 Educational games for children. Very Good! (Mb) 10 Word Factory; Educational fun.
17 Dogfight 2; Airborne Arcade. (Mb) 18 Touchstones: Board game (Mb) 20 Wordy; Word Processor! Good' 21 Quingo; Terrific Trivia Quiz. (Mb) 27 Flower Power; Great game' (Mb) 29 Big Top Fun; Educational fun (Mb) 30 Shymer; Kids Adventure game. (Mb) 35 T-Tecdraw; CAD package.
36 Fracgen II; Fractal designer.
37 Rocket Maths; Educational Fun!
39 Magic Forest 2; Great game. (Mb) 41 Rescue; Virtual reality 3D. (Mb) 42 X-Stltch; Embroidery aid. (Mb) 43 Lazerzone; Good shoot-em-up. (Mb) 45 Music Box; Music utility (Mb) 46 Magpies Clip Art; 300* pictures' 47 Dirty Cash; Fruit machine Sim.
49 Marvin Martian; Maze Game (Mb) 50 Magpies Clip Art 2; Lots of pics.
52 LC24 200 Fonts; for most printers.
53 Magpies Clip Art 3; Lots ot pics.
54 Magpies Clip Art 4; 169 pictures.
55 Sprltex: Excellent Sprite Editor.
59 Prehistoric Fun Pack; Fun School type games collection... (Mb) 60 Techno Snail; Original Arcade fun.
61 Final Chapter; Original 3D game.
62 Revolution; Great Platlorm game.
64 Rescue 2; Another great 3D game 67 CYADonla; Devious puzzling. (Mb) 68 Virus Buster 2.1; Virus killer!
69 Magical Mix Up; Jigsaw fun.
To order, quote: LPD.nn (nn is number of disk, eg LPD.01) We have ALL the De|a Vu disks NEW ones available as released' AG.43* AG.44* AG.45* AG.46* AG.46 AG .49* AG.51* AG.52 AG.54* AG.55 AG.56 AG.57* AG.58 AG.59 AG.60 AG.61 AG.62 AG.63* AG.64* AG.65* AG .66 AG.67 MARCH 1992 CLIP ART AC.01 Deluxe Paint; quality pictures.
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AC.04 IFF Alphabets; Over 30 screens.
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Adventure Game Solutions; More than 100 complete solutions! (2D) AH.02 Eye ot Beholder; Maps. Hints.. AH.03 Chaos, D. Master; Maps. Hints.. AG.68* AG .69 AG.70 AG.72 AG.73* AG.74* AG.75 AG.76* AG77 AG .78 AG.79* AG .80 FONTS AF.01 Cosmopolitan; Rangers, Peignet, Avant Guard. Aldous, Celtic etc... AF.02 Fancy; Hollywood. Park Avenue.
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it's on with the demo proper. After the expected (but technically impressive) vectors and scrolls, a rather nice vectordots section appears. This consists of a myriad of tiny dots making up a series of ghost-like wire-frame pictures.
The demo is finished off with a section that follows a spaceship from its launch to its landing in a city In the middle of a desolate desert plane. As far as megademos go, there aren't very many which can reach the lofty heights achieved by Hardwired. Without a doubt megademo of the month!
THE CHRISTMAS DEMO PD SOFT DISK 2206 CDTV ATTACK VARKSOFT PD REQUIRES 1 MB 178 Il seems as if the sole purpose of this demo is 10 assemble as many lackv Christmas card pictures in one place as possible. The pictures have been digitised from pencil drawings, all of which feature two terriers cavorting about with various Amiga packages. The demo is backed up by a medley of modem versions of Christmas carols, and a message at the start of the demo tells you to crank the volume up to max. If anyone does then I can imagine that serious psychological problems will occur! The whole thing is just so
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I can think that the people who put this together are either incredibly naive ora bunch of sick mothers!
MARCH 1992 TOR TEN DEMOS OF THE MONTH Every month, we look at the best-selling music and graphics demo disks from a particular library, so you can see what's popular... SOFTWARE EXPRESSIONS 0 Virtual World © Animations 1991 © Invisible World 0 Mr Potato Head (Chips) © Reincarnation ot Sgt Pepper © Another 5 ways to kill a mole © Quartz: Expressions © Sickness and Warzone sim © Fillet the Fish © 500 Things Comeback demo If there are any bods out there w ho are extremely jealous of the power offered by the massive demos and animations possible on the CDTV, thanks to its massive optical disc
storage, then you will just have to wait until you can afford one of the spiffs new Commodore A690 optical drives won't you. Haha! Only joking... or am I? Sorry, that's enough catch phrases for now.
CDTV Attack allows you to take a peek into the world of the CDTV by bringing a couple of stripped dow n versions of CD demos onto your Amiga.
The first is a small flight animation based 011 the Planeiside anim found on the CD version of Psygnosis' Lemmings. Unfortunately, it doesn't feature the whole plot, with the lighter plane hunting down an enemy missile. Instead it's simply a straight lirst-person flight across a rocky terrain. Impressive for what it is... but that isn’t much!
Next is another one of those wild image-pulsating techno demos in the form of Hypnautic Hammer II.
The tune is a fairly short, but still quite powerful, techno thrash, which is accompanied by a strange series of Hashing images with a very industrial feel.
The idea is nothing new. But Hypnauiic Hammer still works to good effect.
The other (quite novel) thing in the demo is a sampled version of Bernard Cribbins singing 'Hole in the Ground', introduced bv. Of all people. Neil from The Young Ones, who actually apologises for asking you to swap the disks.
Apart from the weak Planeiside link, this disk doesn't seem to be much to do with the CDTV. But it's not a bad selection of demos, covering decent techno music, good fractal flight and a little bit of humour.
Yet another sampled PD demo paying homage to Monty Python! This time the demo features one of the more obscure songs from their collection, with the rather lengthy title of I Bet They Won t Play This Song on the Radio'. The track itself isn't that rude, but it hints at vulgarity by introducing a host of censored noises at key points. That's the idea of the joke, you see. The fact that the song's too rude so they 've had to bleep out... oh. Never mind! For Python fans who don't have a copy of this song (myself included), then this may be interesting. If, however, you don't care for Eric Idle s
comic ditties then it w ill seem pretty boring.
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1050 Pipeline (Game) 2111 Anti-Lemmins (2 Mb. 2 disks) 1059
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C TRI LOGIC 1*92. E&OE Prices charged are those current on the day you order -occasionally, some may change either way since this advertisement was completed (8 1 92) - - COLOUR MONITORS PHILIPS CM8833 mk 2 with FREE F19&ON SITE WARRANTY. Uk model £234.99 8833mk2,F19, TV TUNER fcAERIAL £289.99 8833 mk2 - no F19or on site warranty £219.99 COMMODORE 1084Sdi - new model £254.99 AS ABOVE + TV TUNER & AERIAL £299.99 AOC CM326 MULTI SYNC HI-RES £299.99 TV TUNER & AERIAL £59.99 MULTISYNC RGB TV TUNER £79.99 NB VGA monitor. Are NOT Amiga compatible unteaa they are tnte multisync type (lSAKHz appro*
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MONITOR ACCESSORIES MONITOR PLINTH 1 - fits over Amiga 500 £25.59 MONITOR PLINTH 2 WITH SHELF £35.99 14-MONITOR TILT SWIVEL BASE £12.99 MONITOR DUST COVER state momltor £7.99 SCART SWITCH - effectively gives your tv or monitor two scart sockets Enables ANY two scarf leads eg Amiga & vcr, to be connected to one scart socket Fully switched. £19.99 AMIGA TV MONITOR LEADS A LI for most Scart tvs except Goldstar & vers £12.*9 A 1.2 for Ferguson MC01 3 5 wilh 7 or 8 pin din skt £12.99 A 1.4 for Hitachi Granada with 7 pin RGB skt £12.99 A 1.6 for Amstrad CPC monitor - with no sound £11.99 AL6B for
CPC monitor with stereo sound £12.99 AL7 for 1084 monitor Inc audiolead (6pin Din plug) £14.99 AL7P for new 8833 1084*-9 pin D plug £14.99 ALU for multisync with 9 pin skt £11.99 AL12 for multisync (lead has 15pin HD skt) £13.99 All3 for multisync (lead has 15 pin HD plug) £13.99 MODULATOR EXTENSION LEAD - Moves modulator so it does not protrude & eliminates loose connection. £10.99 MODULATOR SPLITTER - Enables modulator & RGB lead to be connected at the same time - for taping Amiga £16.99. TV COMPUTER AERIAL SWITCH £8.99 COMPUTER AERIAL EXTENSION LEAD 3m £2.49 All leads include audio lead
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DATAFLYER 500 52 56 £299.99 save £50 DATAFLYER 500 120 130 £449.99 save £50 DATAFLYER 2000 52 56meg £229.99 save £70 DATAFLYER 2000 120 130meg £379.99 save £70 AVAILABLE NOW (In slock at time of going to press ) DATAFLYER 500 HOUSING & INTERFACE £129.99 DATAFLYER 2000 SCSI INTERFACE £89.99 BUILT-IN DISK DRIVE 1 MEG RAM MOUSE TV MODULATOR WORKBENCH 2.
BUILT-IN CLOCK PRINTERS CITIZEN 120D+ now down in price £129.99 CITIZEN 124D - best budget 24 pin b w £199.99 CITIZEN 224D (24pin - colour version ) £269.99 CITIZEN SWIFT 9 COLOUR -superb £199.99 CITIZEN SWIFT 9X B W wide carriage £259.99 CITIZEN SWIFT 24E COLOUR £299.99 5 year extended warranty £29.99 extra.
STAR LC20 b w now down in price £144.99 STAR LC200 colour £209.99 STAR LC24-200 b w £239.99 STAR LC24-200 colour £299.99 FREE PRINTER CABLE & DRIVER DISK WRH ALL PRINTERS PRINTER ACCESSORIES UNIVERSAL PRINTER STAND - open frime type wilh paper holder for all 80 column printers. £12.95 TWO PIECE PRINTER STANDfbr any printer £7.99 80 COLUMN PRINTER DUST COVER state printer £7.99 COPY HOLD - FREE STANDING OR CLAMP £16.99 60grm Fan fold 11x9.5* paper in box of 2000 sheets £21.99 A4 60grm white paper in packs of 500 sheets £5.99 AMIGA PRINTER PORT SWTITCH -2WAY £24.99 AMIGA PRINTER PORT SWITCH -
3WAY £27.99 AMIGA PRINTER PORT SWITCH - 4WAY £33.99 Above Printer port switch prices include cable worth £10.99 to connect switch to Amiga. Ihese switches are fitted with sockets identical lo the Amiga s printer port • so your printer cables & peripherals just plug straight in.
AMIGA PRINTER LEADS AMPl 1 Jm long for all parallel printers £9.99 AMP 2 3m longforall parallel printers £12.99 AMP 3 5m long for all parallel printers £16.99 PRINTER PORT EXTENSION LEAD(M-F) £10.99 PRINTER PORT TO SWITCH LEAD (M-M) £10.99 PRINTER RIBBONS (Compatible types) 9 PIN IVW 80 column ribbon - stale printer - available foe popular Amstrad, Citizen. Panasonic, & Star £4.99 24 PIN B W ribbon for LC24-I0 & 24-200 £6.99 Swift 9 & 24 Colour ribbon (Citizen brand) £15.99 Star LC200 & LC24-200 Colour ribbon (Star brand) £15.99 . RIBBON RE-INKING SPRAY- BLACK ONLY £13.99 At these prices,
there’s never been a better time to buy a hard drive for your Amiga. The Dataflyer 2000 is also suitable for the Amiga 1500. All Dataflyer* come ready formatted - just connect up, plug in tc switch on. Supplied with Scsi 56 130meg or IDE 52 120meg drives depending upon availability.
AMIGA 500 4 MEG MEMORY EXPANSION The Bale board memory expansion system 14* in the 1 2 meg slot, with an adaptor in the Gory socket (Requires internal fitting, some technical abiity 6 vwB invalidate the worronty.) Upgradable In 1 2 meg steps Irom 0 lo 4 megs, usmg 256*4 cmos d rdms. On board battery booked clock. Compatible with kickstart I 2 1.3 8 tat & tatter Agnus Soldering not usualy needed BASEBOARD unpopulated £89.99 BASEBOARD 512K special pric.£99.99 BASEBOARD lmeg £119.99 BASEBOARD 2meg £149.99 BASEBOARD 3meg £179.99 BASEBOARD 4meg_£209.99 j ALL PRICES INCLUDE VAT Please see
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£54.99 £79.99 £59.99 All are Amiga PLUS & CDTV compatible.
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No clock £26.99 With clock £29.99 AMIGA 1500 2000 MEMORY EXPANSION The Dataflyer ram card simply plugs into a vocant slot in your Amiga 1500 or 2000 I can be populated with common 1 meg * 9 simms in stages of 2.4.6 or 8 megs.
8meg (unpop) MEMORY CARD £79.99 SIMMS lmeg x 9 70 80ns £37.99 - AMIGA 500 1.3 Base Model Amiga 500 . 512k ram, workbench 1.3, psu, mouse, tv modulator & instruction manuals.
No extra software. Add £20 for extra 1 2 meg (without clock) ONLY £289.99 AMIGA 500 PLUS COMPATIBLE r 1 MEG AMIGA PLUS' UPGRADE-£49.99 Just plug* into 1 2 meg slot. No soldering Worronty unoffected - BACK ISSUES fTj ISSUE 14 Amiga Format back issues The world of 'free' Public Domain soil- ware explored ISSUE 16 The first exciting look at the CDTV ISSUE 17 True colour: set to change Ihe world?
ISSUE 19 Beginners: how to get your rights!
Amiga Format back issues with complete... ...creativity packages ...full-price games ISSUE 29 WORTH £ 1 O!
OCTAMED VI One of the best low-cost sample sequencing systems there is. With the ability to use eight tracks in one song!
ISSUE 23 BALANCE OF POWER 1991 An all-time classic strategy game in which you control one of the superpowers aiming to avoid all-out nuclear war!
184 ISSUE 24 TWO COMPLETE GAMES!
MARCH 1992 VAXINE Amazing 3D exploration and shooting game: weirder than weird!
GRAPHICS WORKSHOP A world-beating art and animation package, packed with features.
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Another 3D classic, with 10.000 levels and a fascinating challenge!
Amiga Power back issues with complete games MORE GAMES MORE .STYLE a SUBSCRIPTIONS Let us come and knock on your front door every month... ...or we'll come round your house and have a quiet .
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WHAT WAS COVERED IN PART ONE OF THE SERIES... Getting to grips with Workbench Part Two of the series that helps complete beginners understand the Amiga. Last month we described the basic principles that lie behind the Workbench disk: now Damien Noonan moves on to actually doing things with Workbench.
In last month’s tutorial we didn’t do anything ot Immediate use: all we did was just go through the basic idea of what the Workbench disk actually Is and what it does, so that you know what's going on in the background when you use the Workbench. Here’s a quick run-through ot what we know so tar.
1 What the Workbench disk is for.
The Workbench disk provides an 'interface', a way ot controlling the computer.
This lets you do two things. First, you can run programs that aren’t self-booting’. Second, it lets you organise the data that is on a disk.
2 How items on disks can be organised, in theory.
There are basically three things you can do to organise items on a disk: you can delete them so they are no longer there: move them from one place to another: or duplicate them so they are accompanied by an identical replica.
3 How this organisation is done, in practice.
Deleting is simple, but because of the way computers work, the other two are slightly more complicated. If you want to move something to a new location, you have to copy It to the new place, leaving the original behind. You can then delete the original. If you want to duplicate it, so that you’ve got the original and the copy in the same place, you have to give the copy a new name, because the computer won’t let two things in the same place have the same name.
4 Why paths are very important.
Disks are organised like tiling cabinets.
An item on a disk is called a file. Files can quite happily float around just on a disk, as If the filing cabinet were one big box. But disks can also have drawers’, more usually referred to as ’directories'.
You can even have directories within directories. What all this means Is that it's very important to always give the computer a list of exactly which disk and which directories It has to look through before it finds the file you want.
This list is called a ’path’.
If you missed out on last month’s Amiga Format, you should still be able to follow this month's quite happily. But you may find it useful to read the first part of the series to give you a better understanding. Copies of Issue 31 can still be obtained trom our Back Issues department on Page 184. Right, let’s get on with messing about with those files!
Uorkb«nch2.8 Uorkhenth2.8 Clicking on on icon selects it: the colours change to show that it has been selected.
FIRST PRINCIPLES When you’re working with the Workbench, a lot ot what you'll be doing will entail using the mouse. There are standard terms for things you do with the mouse which will be used throughout this article and in almost anything else you'll ever read about the Amiga. So to make it quite clear, we'll explain these terms first. An icon', by the way, is the little picture with a name underneath that represents a disk, a drawer or a program. Try these out as we go through them, if you've never done it before, to get used to the way it works.
DOUBLE-CLICK Press the left mouse button twice, rapidly in succession.
If you do this with the mouse pointer over a disk icon it will open a window displaying the contents of the disk: this is called double-clicking on' the disk icon. It you double-click on a drawer icon, it will open a window displaying the contents ot that drawer. If you double-click on a program icon, it will run that program.
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CLICK Press the left mouse button once. Clicking is a common way of saying to the computer "go on, then, do something". For instance, if you click with the mouse pointer over the small blob in the top-left corner of a window, the window will close.
Clicking on the smoll blob in the lop-left corner of o window will make that window disappeor.
Press the left mouse button once with the mouse pointer over an icon. You could also call this ’clicking on' the Icon. When you do this, the colours of the icon change: it has become ‘highlighted’. To de-select an icon, simply click on something else: just a blank area ot the screen will do fine. You'll also find later on that you can select one file from many by clicking on its name in a list.
- - Dragging moves an icon across the screen to a new position.
Hold the left mouse button down, move the mouse so that the pointer moves across the screen, then let go of the button. If the pointer is over a blank area of the screen when you start dragging, you will draw a box of dotted lines on the screen that vanishes when you let go.
It the mouse pointer is over an icon when you start, the icon will move with the pointer and you can drop it where you want by letting go ol the mouse button. You'll also find you can drag the bottom-right corner of a window to change the size and shape of the window: or drag the top bar of the window around to move the whole window.
(N 0 O' 1 u SELECT A MENU OPTION The right mouse button is used just for menus. Hold down the right button with the pointer over a blank area of the screen, and you'll see the bar at the top of the screen change to a list of words. Still holding down the button, move the mouse so that the pointer goes over one of these words, and you'll see a menu’ - a list of options - drop down. Still holding down the button, move the mouse so that the pointer goes over one of the options, and it will be highlighted. If you don’t want to select an option, simply move the mouse pointer away off the menus and
let go of the button. If you let go of the button while an option is highlighted, you select it.
Menus are referred to by the word at the top of the menu. Try selecting the About’ option from the Workbench' menu. Click on OK' to kill the message.
IDEAS FOR BEGINNERS Tg This is probably a familiar sight to Amiga Format's older readers who don't own an A500 Plus.
WORKBENCH 1.3 First released about three years ago. This is the third version of Workbench, which has been regularly updated since the Amiga appeared six or seven years back. To use a Workbench disk, your Amiga is also fitted w ith a matching version of the Kickstart chip I this is the part of the computer that gets the thing ready to work when you first switch onl.
For this reason, you can tell which version of Workbench you have w ithout even looking at the disk.
When you switch on. If you get a picture of a hand holding a disk with the number 1.3 underneath, you've got this v ersion of Workbench. If you gel the same picture with a lower number, you really should talk to your local dealer about upgrading.
Because all of Ihe Amigas that were sold for the three years up to November last year all had Workbench 1.3 in. We'll treat this as the standard for all of our tutorials. But over the course of the next year, you'll see Workbench 2 taking over, so do try and follow how it works, too.
198 Workbench is a ’graphic interface', which means you're supposed to be able lo see everything you need to see laid out for you on the screen, and control the computer mostly using the mouse But there's another interface hidden in Workbench: the Command Line interface, also known as the Shell. It's there because you can't sec everything you need lo see on the Workbench, so sometimes you have to use the CLI.
Flic trouble with the CLI is it's all words, no pictures. And is closer to the way the computer works.
This gives it a reputation for being tricky to use. It's not difficult once you know how: and it's quicker to do some things with the CLI. So if you know how to do something using Workbench, try it using CLI as well.
You open the CLI for use by double-clicking on the Shell icon on your Workbench screen. This opens a window, into which you type commands. The computer also prints replies in the window. When you've finished using the CLL you simply type enddi and press the Return key. And the CLI window will close.
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Anyone who has bought an Amiga 500 since mid- October last year is more than likely to have a new A500 Plus, w hich is a bit of a mixed blessing. On the minus side, you may already have discovered that the Plus has problems running some software: but on the plus side it's fitted with the new and very much- improved Workbench 2.
You can recognise this instantly, because when you switch your Amiga on you don't get the dull old picture of a hand holding a disk: you gel a colourful purple screen w ith an animation of a disk mov ing into a disk drive. This, much like the old hand-and-disk screen, means that the Amiga is all ready for y ou to put a disk in the disk drive.
Workbench 2 is much better than Workbench 1.3 because it really does show you everything you need to sec. So you won't need to use the CLI half so much.
But it's still worth knowing about the CLL so whichever version of Workbench you have, do follow the CLI w ay of doing things as well.
WORKBENCH 1.3 Formatting a disk MARCH 1992 Before you can use a disk to store Amiga data on, you must prepare it so that the Amiga recognises it as an Amiga disk. This process is called formatting' or 'initialising' the disk.
Load Workbench and then put the new disk in the internal drive. You will see the icon for the disk, with the name of the disk as DF0:BAD. To the Amiga, it's a bad disk because it's not an Amiga disk.
Select the disk icon and then select the 'initialize' option from the 'Disk' menu at the top of the screen.
As the Amiga starts to do just what you've told it to do.
It will put up a box on the screen. This is known as a 'requester' box. Because it's requesting you to do something.
First of all the box shows a message asking you lo insert the disk to be initialised in drive dfO: which is where it already is. So all you need to do is click on Continued overleaf THE CLI OR SHELL The essence of the way that the CLI works is you simply type in a message telling the computer what it is you want done. In many cases this message is quite simple English, but in the case of formatting a disk it's a bit more computer-jargon like.
The CLI command you need is format, but it has to be accompanied by other bits too. Most CLI commands hav e other bits - they are know n as parameters - which are usually optional. But occasionally , as in the case of format, there are some parameters you have to include.
Type in the following instructions, but at all times remembering to be very careful about using the correct punctuation and only leaving spaces where there Continued overleaf WORKBENCH 2 The process for Workbench 2 is incredibly similiar to that for Workbench 1.3. The only major change is that the menu option you select is sensibly called Format disk', which is what everyone calls it anyway, rather than the term 'initialize'.
Once you've loaded Workbench, put your new disk in the internal dnve. You will notice the disk is called dfO:????. The Amiga does not recognise it as an Amiga disk. This is a change from the dfTLBAD of Workbench
1. 3. It's probably a recognition of the fact that quite a few
professional Amiga users now frequently use IBM PC disks on
their Amiga systems, so a disk the Amiga doesn’t recognise
isn't necessarily blank Continued overleaf FOOTBALL TACTICIAN
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The window will now show a continually changing message recording the progress of the operation. You'll notice that the disk is organised into 80 tracks, numbered 0 to 79. So by the time you've reached the high seventies you know you're nearly there. But apart from that little usefulness, there's not really very much point in knowing how a disk is organised, so it's not something we will discuss in any more detail. Besides which, to be honest, i don't know about it' The Amiga w ill now print up a message saying that the mitaili ation is complete: and there you are w ith an Amiga disk, all
ready to have Amiga data sased onto ill You'll notice that the disk is called Empty, but we can change this in a minute.
THE CLI OR SHELL should be spaces, then simply press the Return key: The Amiga will now continue by putting up a message box (a requester) on the screen, and the process continues just as it would if you were formatting your disk from the Workbench screen, until you are left with your formatted blank disk, all ready to be used. The only difference is that your disk w ill be called Mydisk rather than Empty.
You can put any name in instead of the word Mydisk. Within certain limits. The name must be 32 characters or less. You must not use a colon : or a backslash and you should not use spaces until you know what you're doing: we'll show you how to deal with a file name or a disk name with spaces later on in this series, but for now just don't use spaces. In fact, many experienced Amiga users use a bar like this _ instead of a space. So you could have: format drive dfO: name Damien's_Piccies You can also, if you want lo be really clever, try another parameter.
Normally , when you format yourself a blank disk it w ill has c a Trashean on it. But if you use the noicons parameter, it won't. That's all there is to it. This saves a tiny bit of disk space.
WORKBENCH 2 Select the disk's icon so that it is highlighted. Then select the 'Format disk' option from the 'Icons' menu.
You will be presented with the message box with which the Amiga asks you lo put the disk you want to format into the drive and confirm that you want to blank this disk. The operation then proceeds much the same as described in the column for Workbench 1.3 users. At the end you will have your blank disk.
It s worth pointing out that Workbench 2 also has an improv ed sy stem for formatting disks. This is called Fast File System (FFS) and means that it's quicker for the Amiga lo read information from disks, as well as squeezing slightly more data onto them. A Workbench 2 machine will happily read disks formatted on a 1.3 machine, but not the other w ay round: so if you format a disk on your Workbench 2 system, it w ill not work on a Workbench 1.3 machine.
FFS gives you another way of formatting a disk. If the disk is an Amiga disk, it can do a quick format', much like deleting all the files on the disk. Select the Format disk' option on an Amiga disk and you'll be offered a choice of what kind of format to do.
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This could meon that your AMIGA's having o bod day or that you've just given him a nasty old disk that's hod it.
Fomat failed Error daring fomat K If you want to make sure you don't accidentally blank a disk or save something on top of useful data on It. Move the write-protect tab In the corner so that the hole is showing. Always do this with your Workbench disk. However, when you are formatting or renaming a disk, you will have to make sure that the disk you are doing this to is write-enabled: to do this simply move the tab so that It covers the hole.
Urr-khonrh? * V. Having two disk drives Is handy for playing some games and when yoa're formatting a disk.
Having two disk drives is handy for playing some games, but it really comes Into its own when you're doing anything with Workbench or programs that run from Workbench.
Formatting a disk Is a typical example of why It's easier to do with two drives. You have to have the new disk in the drive, of course, because it's the one being formatted. But the computer also needs the program that formats the disk, and this is contained on the Workbench disk. So if you've only got one disk drive, the Amiga will occasionally ask you to put the Workbench disk back in.
If you do have only one drive you may have to deal with several disk swaps when formatting a disk. The Amiga will come up with a requester saying "Please insert disk" and naming the disk, and all you have to do is take out the disk from the drive and put in the one it asks for.
Unusually for a requester, you don't then have to click on 'continue': Just leave It alone and the Amiga will carry on. Also don't forget to check that the disk drive light Is off every time that you take a disk out.
Workbench Please repla:e urlurte HorkbenchJ.3 in any driue Retry | Cancel DISK SWAPPING RENAMING A DISK When you've formatted a disk from Workbench, it will be called Empty. But it's a simple job then to call it anything else you want.
Just select the disk icon (click on it once with the left mouse button, remember?)
And then select the A prompt will come up on screen for you to name your newly formatted disk. Rename' option from the 'Workbench' menu if you've got Workbench 1.3, or from the 'Icons' menu if you've got Workbench 2. A little, long, thin box will come up on the screen with the name of the disk In: simply remove the letters that are already there with the Delete key. Type In your new name and press the Return key. And your disk Is renamed.
Remember that a disk name must not contain a colon : or a backslash or spaces.
Occasionally the Amiga will sulk and decide It doesn't want to format a disk for you. It will print up a message on the screen warning you about the problem and saying something like "initialization failed". This may be because there's something physically wrong with the disk. In which case It's no use to you. But it may just be that the Amiga's got confused, so you can try starting again and see If it works.
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Find the right answers to some of the toughest Amiga problems.
FROM: RAMON GERRITSEN, HOLLAND Last week I checked all my disks for viruses, and found lhal about SO per cent of them were nol DOS disks. The computer gave a message of "880 Checksum error”.
11 What does 880 Checksum error mean?
The first thing that AmigaDOS (disk operating system) docs when you put a disk in is lo look at key 880. This is where a catalogue of the disk's contents is stored. If the disk is written in a custom format (typically game disks arc protected against casual copying) then that particular area will not contain the directory.
The reason why "checksum error" comes up is a bit harder to explain. A checksum is a number which can be checked against a series of other numbers (usually it's the total of all the numbers added together). Now.
If the checksum is not the total of all the numbers in a particular disk area, then the checksum is wrong, so AmigaDOS thinks thal the disk is corrupt.
Powermonger, one of the most fascinating and sophisticated 'God' gomes ever released. But It's just a heop of junk without its custom boot block. If you get the message displayed on the right, and the game works, leove it alonel The reason that these disks do not work properly with AmigaDOS is because they're not supposed to - if you could look at them with Workbench then it would be easier to copy them.
2) How is it possible for these games to work if they are not DOS
disks? If they really are not DOS disks, what are they?
What the game's authors have done is write their own custom operating system. When you switch on your machine and put a floppy disk in, the computer reads the boot block (the first two blocks of a disk). It then runs this as machine code. Normal AmigaDOS disks usually just say "load DOS as normal".
Games disks are not laid out on the disk at all like normal Workbench-friendly disks. They don't have directories which tell the machine where all the files are - and the computer data is scrambled up and encoded to prevent casual browsing. That's why a lot of games make strange, unusual grinding noises, as they push the disk drive to its limits. However, some games do use AmigaDOS properly.
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Same problem, different message.
UNCAUTiOUS CHECKING FROM: S M SMITH, LLANDRINDOD WELLS When I bought Amiga Format 31 I was pleased to find a virus checker on the Coverdisk. I would be grateful, though, if you could suggest why the disks I placed in my internal floppy disk drive (while running V-Check 5.26 from my external drive) now have Checksum 880 errors and won't run.
What I assume has happened is that the virus checker program put up a message saying “This disk has a ERROR locking File ore: Hot a Valid DOS Disk Can not Continue uith Check for Link File Viruses non-standard boot block" and you thought. "Aha! A virus!" And zapped it. V-Check 5.26 does not wipe boot blocks unless you tell it to.
The disks in question are Powermonger.
Corporation and Dragon's Hrealh. As you can appreciate this has caused me a considerable loss because each of these games retails for £19.99 or more. How do I get my games back again?
207 There are two ways. There are programs in the Public Domain (BoutX and Virus Expert 1.4 come to mind) which you can use to record the boot blocks of games onto blank disks (about 30-40 per disk). Then if you (or a virus) wipe the boot block, you can use the program lo copy the correct boot block back onto the disk.
Hcy-presto. It works again.
MARCH 1991 In your case, the damage has already been done.
Most, if not all. Software houses will replace damaged disks for a charge ranging from £3 to £5 (to cover losses on the disk, postage and packing and the time it takes to do).
If you had of course got around to reading the instructions on Page six, "Never wipe the boot block from a games disk - that will probably kill the game forever", you might not have done something so rash.
Just remember for next time - if a disk works, then don't wipe the boot block. I hope that's been a help.
NEW MUSIC-X USER CLUB FROM: DAVID ROTHAN. 5 WINCOTE DRIVE.
TETTENHALL, WOLVERHAMPTON, WEST MIDLANDS WV6 8LR I read with great interest the letter from EH Tatton ('Angry and Annoyed’) In Amiga Format 29. I loo had a great deal of trouble with Monumental Music. This was probably due to the unavailability of a printer I asked for, rather than them being "rip-off merchants”. After I waited seven weeks, though. I had a frantic telephone call and they sent me a cheque which cleared straightaway.
In the middle of a recession I feel that small companies do nol deserve this sort of bad press from Amiga Format without a full investigation of the facts. If it was not an Isolated incident then fair enough.
Supposing Monumental Music no longer exist, there is a bit of a gap for Music-X support. As a semi-professional user of this software in my extensively equipped multi-track studio, and having worked with the program for about a year. I feel I may be able to help other people to get the best out of it.
While not being an absolute expert in areas such as producing protocols for various MIDI gear, I would be prepared to form a user club and try to gain access to information from other experienced users in order to give a full service to everybody.
If anybody can help me at all (samples, sequences, protocols) then please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Just a few comments: we do permit readers to express themselves freely within reason: it was not an isolated case (quite the reverse I assure you): the company in question had gone out of business and finally, allowing a reader who lost out to voice his opinion is surely nol too upsetting.
Thanks for opening die service, and I wish you every success in your endeavours. Remember give tips lo David - don't just ask for them! And do enclose a stamped, addressed envelope for your first enquiries.
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PUBLIC DOMAIN Erm... OK. I should have checked thal one more thoroughly. I've checked yours and have lo admit I was wrong again.
I was very disappointed to find that despite no indication on the front cover of Amiga Format 31. The Knightmare demo doesn't work on the A500 Plus.
It dues put up a message when il actually luads the menu, but that didn't help me when buying the magazine- from a shop.
I would have put up with a non-compatible disk way back in October or November, when the machine was new. But even with your lead time of a couple of months, surely you could have made it compatible or at least advised us that it didn't work!
This is an explanation of what happened, not an excuse. We're sorry that we put so many A500 Plus owners down in the doldrums, and we'll make sure thal you get a 'clear buying decision' on whether the Coverdisk is Plus compatible (it should be always, but you never know)... When the magazine was being printed, we learned thal (he Knightmare demo wasn'l going to work on the Plus. Now. Tony Crowther ((he programmer behind Knightmare) did offer to work through the Christmas break on a fix.
Unfortunately, the people who mount the Covcrdisks onto the magazines were not so easily persuaded so... We put a Fix on this month's disk! Only fix the Knightmare demo once, because repeating the process messes up the disk. Oh yes. And of course il still works on other Amigas. And please accept the £50 software voucher for your research into a) OctoMed and b) the PC joystick adaptor.
There were a couple of deliberate (?) Mistakes in Workbench in Amiga Format 31. The first was that, for A500 Plus owners, you said that to edit the startup-sequence of Oclomed. You had to type this from the Shell: ed Octamedrs startup-sequence Thai isn't right. For an unmodified ('overdisk, you should in fact type this from the Shell: ed OctaMedl.01B:s startup-sequence Or. If you have renamed the disk tu OctaMedl.OO (which is what it should be) then use Ihis instead: ed OctaMedl.00:s startup-sequence Guilty as charged.
The PC joystick connections also didn't work (a bit dangerous as the plug has a live +5v). Well, all right, you only got one pin wrong, pin 2 on the PC 15 way connector should go to pin 6 at the Amiga end. Not pin 3 as you say. I have done my own list of connections. Note that Ihis is different to the one you printed, but that's just so it looks a bil tidier - the only wrong one is pin 2-6 as opposed to 2-3.
15 Way Connector 9 Wav Connector 1 +5V 7 2 Fire 6 3 Pol V 9 4GND 8 5 Nut used _ 6 Put X 5 7 Fire tl.ink to pin 2 on 15 Wav) _ 8 Not used _ 9 Not used _ 10 Not used _ 11 Not used - 12 Not used _ 13 Not used _ 14 Nut used _ 15 Not used - HITS THE JACKPOT FROM: DAVE HADLEY, OCKFIELD MORE SPEED FROM: F SCOTT. TYNE AND WEAR POSSIBILITIES FROM: SAMI AYUBI, ITALY seen to be believed - Workbench screens four limes the area of earlier versions!
After buying a copy of VislaPro I have come lo the conclusion that either al I'll have to spend many- long hours studying the wallpaper or hi invest in an accelerator card.
1) Can you recommend an accelerator for my A500.
At about the £250 mark.
Solid Slate Leisure's A5000 would give about the best performance for this price. It costs £199 for the basic 1Mb version - you could spend the extra on a 68881 maths FPU (Floating Point Unit! Which would considerably enhance it.
21 With regards lo performance (that is speed at rendering images) what can I expect?
With an A5000. About four or five times as fast, assuming that you get a 68881 chip as mentioned in my previous paragraph.
3) Does it make a difference to have an unpopulated accelerator,
or one with maybe I or 2Mb of extra RAM on them?
Yes it does. RAM lilted to an accelerator allows you to run your programs from the accelerated RAM (it's called 32-bit memory for the curious) which starts off twice as fast as ordinary 16-bit fast RAM on a standard Amiga. However. VisluPro lakes up quite huge chunks of memory, so I'm afraid that you'll need at least 4Mb to do this - which pushes the price probably beyond the limit you specified.
Even on a I Mb accelerator you can still boost the processing speed of your computer. It's a little trick called 'ROM Shadowing'. The basic theory is that the computer copies the built-in ROM chip to the accelerated 32-bit memory. The figure mentioned above assumes that you will do this anyway.
Every time a program uses a ROM routine (for standard routines like printing text on the screen, checking a disk directory or calculating a number! The machine will use the accelerated copy of the ROM.
Rather than the ROM chip itself.
4) Is it possible lo render my own landscapes (rather than using
random ones) making up the data from maps? How do I find out
how to input this information?
Yes it is. But to get that information you will have to write to the authors (HyperCube) in the States. While you're at it. Send the registration form - this is worth doing with all software, not just VisraPro.
I have an A500 and an A2000) and I am considering the pros and cons of the CDTV.
1) Could I use my A2000's keyboard with a CDTV?
Not without an adaptor - the connectors arc different. I don't know of anyone who supplies such items.
2) When Commodore release the CD-ROM drive (the box that lets you
use CDTV titles on an Amiga) will it work with my A2000?
No. At least not for six months, and possibly never. If they don't, it's likely a third party developer will produce one though.
3) Will it look like a Commodore external drive (olf white and
ugly) or will it be black and have an extension cable so it
can sit with my hi-fi?
Off white and ugly. It would look silly plugged into an A500 if it was black, wouldn't it? As for an extension cable - an 86-way ribbon cable would do. Except that it would be six inches wide!
4) How much will it cost?
That depends on the final design. Commodore UK are still deciding whether to put a through port onto it (so that you can use the A590 hard drive and the A690 CD-ROM drive at the same time). Such a set-up would be about a metre wide though (over a yard for you imperialists), so it could well be dropped.
With a through port. I can't sec Commodore selling it for much less than £399, Without, £350 seems like a more reasonable figure. I must make it clear that this is an educated guess rather than being inside information (not that Commodore give us any).
5) Is it possible to get Kickstart 2 for my A2000?
If it is not by the time you read this, it will be a couple of weeks away. The demand for them is quite high, so you may have to order them and wait. If you just want the ROM chip (not too fussed about getting manuals and disks) then Ace Repairs (0503 220282) sometimes have them for about £60,
6) Is it possible for Workbench 2 to be used w ithout the
Enhanced Chip Set?
It can. Although it cannot use any of the extra screen modes. If you have a flicker fixer and a multisync monitor wired to your A2000. The difference has lo be Yes. It's much faster. An A500 Plus only has chip memory, which makes it run at 95 per cent of the speed of an A500 with some fast memory. Yet Workbench is about twice as fast! This is due to Commodore abandoning all the old C and BCPL development systems, and using machine code.
8) I have noticed, from various advertisements, that CDTV titles
are really expensive. Theoretically, though, they should be
cheap to make - I read in Which? Maga ine that a compact disc
costs about 90p to produce and the box itself only another
90p.
The apparent reason for standard computer software being so expensive is 'having to research many new methods of copy protection'.
The wonderful thing about CD-ROMs is that they are uncopyable, unless of course you have quite a lot of DAT gear or a CD pressing plant, both of which are very expensive. By the lime you account for that, surely about £10 could he knocked off the price, allowing for the royalty money?
Oh no. No. No! For one thing. Cds are twice as expensive to produce in the UK as they are in the USA (I put this down lo greed). The cost is more like £l.50-£2. Then you have to consider Very Awful Tax. Which is about a fifth of the price of anything these days.
The guy who sells it from a shop has lo make his £3 or £4. After (he royalties have been paid lo the designer, the people who actually put it together and tested it have lo be paid. That leaves about £5 or less pure profit on a £25 CD title, bearing in mind that the only people buying them now arc obviously CDTV owners and there's only about 20.000 of them in the UK at the moment.
209 MARCH 1991 Your points about piracy are quite valid - but when you consider the sheer size and complexity of testing a CD title, then the price seems quite reasonable. Also, bear in mind that just because pirates can't copy the whole CD. They can still steal parts of it.
I doubt that CD title prices will drop. What will happen when Amiga owners are able to buy CD-ROM drives is that sales will increase. The theory is that this boost will be reinvested in CD development, which means better quality, which means non-compulcratc Joe Bloggs might be tempted to buy a CDTV. It's quite a gamble, but let's hope it's worth it.
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Answerfile And now for a little light reading on some of the more basic Q and As about Your Amigas bits, yet again skillfully managed by Pat McDonald.
The A500 Plus is a superior kind of Amiga, but you still need to buy extras to use it os a computer rather than just a games machine.
A What you need is either a word processor, or a text editor (the difference is that Wps are designed for writing English, while text editors are for writing code for programs). There is a text editor included with Workbench called Ed. You'll find it in the C directory and Ihe instructions are in the manual.
And you'll find it's diabolical.
Commercial alternatives are: KindWords 2 (not very compatible with the Plus, slow): QuickWrite (very fast, ideal starter pack); ProWrite (bit slower, couple of trivial incompatibility); Protext 5.5 (very fast but expensive. English Collins dictionary); Wordnorth (bit slow, same dictionary as Protext, very friendly).
If you want something cheap and simple. Ihe Public Domain program TextEngine 2.1 is very good. Phone a local PD library (they advertise extensively - see if there's a local one) and ask them if they have it.
Ql've seen the Arexx programming language mentioned a few times in Amiga Format.
And I just wondered if it had anything to do with Rexx on the IBM PC. Is it the same? Because Rexx was really , really good.
Aa Yes. It is much the same, only better.
Q ly Amiga's picture is distorted on my TV. I can use Preferences to move it around, but it's just too big to all fit at the same time! W hat can I do to rectify this?
Alt's not your Amiga - it's your TV. I would recommend you get a TV repair man round to fiddle with the internal settings of your TV and take the picture dow n a bit in terms of overall size.
Qjust a quickie - are internal (Irap-doorl memory expansions on the A500 Plus configured as chip or fast memory?
A Always chip. You can use any 5I2K trap-door expansion on a Plus, but a I Mb expansion should be labelled as compatible with the Plus.
QW’hen I copy disks to RAM:, I often get the following error message “RAM disk is full".
Why? I have I Mb.
A Amiga floppy disks can have more stored on them than the PC or ST equivalents - about 880K. If you check your memory meter you will find thal about only 887K is free.
Seeing as the Amiga needs some memory to copy information from one place to another, it's understandable. However, if you use the Shell copying method as detailed on the Coverdisk pages, you should have no problems with copying disks.
Q After having modified my A500 to get 1Mb of chip RAM as detailed in the last issue of Amiga Format. I was disappointed that 15-20 per cent of my software didn't work anymore (it needed some fast memory). I know I can splash out for a Cortex. SupraRAM 500RX or Ashcom AX508 to get up to 8Mb of fast RAM. Couldn't I just fit a switch to choose whether I have 512K fast SI2K chip or 1Mb chip?
A Yes. You can. Thanks to Neville Tanner for this information - you need a dual position dual throw (DPDT) switch and some wire. Wire il up as per the diagram. Only switch when the machine is off. For confused people, as to what to cut and solder on JP2... ...Cut the trace between the outer and middle pad.
And solder between the other outer and middle pad - so break the connection that's there, and make one between the opposite pad and the middle.
Neville also pointed out that I hadn't mentioned that the speed of the chips on your trap-door memory expansion is quite important. Some older Commodore A501s (Ihe ones thal used to cost £150 for 0.5Mb!)
Operate too slowly. Look at the last couple of digits on the number printed on the chip.
It should be as low as possible, specifically 08 or
10. If it's 15 then it's too slow to keep up with the internal
chip memory, and you need a new expansion board (or some
faster chips at any rate).
What is a bool block?
A A boot block is the first couple of tracks on a disk. All programs that start on their own (Workbench, games and serious software) have it.
What happens is your Amiga displays a picture saying "Insert a disk". You put the disk in. The Amiga reads the boot block in and runs it (it's really a program. Although a very special one).
Usually, w ith Workbench and serious software, the bool block just tells Ihe Amiga to start working normally. Displaying a Commodore Amiga copyright message and executing the startup-sequence file in the S directory. Most games are different though.
Games don't bother using the standard way of doing things (the disk operating system, or AmigaDOS for short). Instead, they all have their own custom methods of doing things, which means that most game disks are a) individual one-offs and b) totally incompatible with AmigaDOS.
The problem is that some boot blocks are really viruses (programs which knacker other disks, and can copy themselves to other disks without you being aware of il). People who use virus checking programs are often spooked by the virus checker saying “Unknown Boot block" w hen they check a game disk.
For 99 per cent of the time it isn't a virus! If you put a normal boot block onto a games disk, the old custom boot block is gone forever and the game doesn't work anymore. You then have to get a replacement from the software house that wrote the game, which costs a few quid.
MARCH 1992 Q While digging about inside my A500. I noticed the words 'B52 Rock Lobster' on the circuit board. What does it mean?
A There is a band called the B52s. They had a recent hit called Love Shack. A few years before that, when the Amiga was gestating. They had another hit called Rock Lobster.
B52 Rock Lobster is the technical name for the A500 circuit board - whether it's a revision 3 (which doesn't have revision 3 written on it). 5. 6A. 7 or 8 (the A500 Plus). They're all B52 Rock Lobsters, in other words the domestic 'home' version of the Amiga. It just goes to show you that Commodore do in fact have a sense of humour.
Qdoes it matter if my monitor or TV is too close to my computer or disks?
Alt doesn't matter if it's close to your computer.
But don't put disks on anything magnetic (which includes Tvs and monitors and also loudspeakers). This can corrupt them.
Qyour Shell back-up procedure doesn't work
- the only thing that 1 keep getting is the message: "Insert
volume UFO in any drive”. Why, how do 1 get it working?
A Simple, and a very common mistake. It should be 'DR):', as in zero, not 'DFO:', as in the letter. It just stands for disk, floppy, zero (most computer numbers start at zero). So if you get another drive, it would be: Diskcopy from DFO: to DF1: Ql've noticed my drive light stays on. Even w hen a program has finished loading. Now I don't want to switch off the computer with a disk in the drive, because I understand that I can damage the disk. Why does it happen, and what do I do?
A The most common cause is programmer error; the person who wrote the program forgot to turn the drive light off! You're right to avoid turning the machine off with a disk in the drive - instead, you should do a soft reset (press Control and the two keys either side of the space-bar).
Do not do this if the computer is saving anything to disk (if you arc saving a picture from Deluxe Painl, for instance). Although it may look like the computer has finished, the disk drive may not have.
If you're saving information, check that the drive light has gone out before proceeding - if the computer stops working (crashes) at this point, you have lo reset as above and hope that your file was saved properly.
This is rare though.
Ohtiw do I get Doody from Coverdisk 31 to work on my Amiga? 1 have 1Mb.
212 MARCH 1992 Easy! Make sure all external disk drives are disconnected first. Click on quit from the Console menu, then type this (always press the Return key after each line): Kesnclear Then type: Doody Doody Remember, to turn the machine off to get rid of it.
Thanks to all the people who wrote in.
Ohow do I get Doody from Coverdisk 31 to work on my Amiga? I have 5I2K.
A You can't. But there is an easy way to get the Knlghlmare demo to run on a 5I2K machine by clicking on Quit from the Console menu by typing: Memclear And then typing: Knightmare Q Sequencer One, Graphics Workshop and the Deluxe Painl IV demo do not work. Is it because my 0.5Mb A500 doesn't have enough memory (the error code is 103)? If so what is the best 512K expansion: 1 suppose I have to upgrade sooner or later.
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As for what is the best expansion to buy. The Ashcom (0530 411485) one came tops in the last survey that we did. It doesn't really matter which one you actually get (though avoid the Trilogic - it's a bit sensitive to static), because they all cost about the same and do the same job.
The ones from Datel (0782 744707) with a Fastmem Chipmem switch built in are the most convenient if you want I Mb of chip RAM. Finally, get one with a clock if you want to datc-stanip your files in future (make the computer remember when the files were created).
Do you need 1Mb of chip RAM and the ECS to use WB2?
Q A Q No.
Does a Kickstart switcher invalidate the warranty on an A500 Plus?
A Yes. But only if you try and have a go at fitting it. As opposed to taking it to a licensed Commodore dealer.
Qwhy is the mouse pointer so slow on the CDTV w hen you are using Workbench from a floppy drive? Is the Game Brick worth £70?
A Because the infra-red link that is used by the CDTV’s controller is slow (well, they all are - check your TV remote if you don't believe me). The Game Brick is quite excellent (the trackball fits well in the hand, and the joystick mouse connectors let you plug in normal joysticks and mice which work at normal, fast speeds).
Personally. I don't think it's worth £70 (£50 maybe). But then. I'm not responsible for setting the price, and i'm not an avid games player who needs the most responsive controllers.
Qdoes the Workbench 2 disk work with 1.3 Amigas. Like the 1.3 disk worked (sort of) with 1.2 machines?
A No. It just says "You need a Kickstart 2 ROM to use this disk”.

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Ill Riybts Reserved You really need a Kickstart 2 ROM chip fitted to see this starting screen and to use Workbench 2.
Can I expand my A5(K) beyond 1Mb? How ?
A Yes. There are a large number of boards which fit into the trap-door. They’re cheap, give you between 1.8 and 6Mbs and invalidate your warranty.
Avoid them like the plague, because you need to run a disk before your Amiga w ill recognise them. And they need to be connected to the Gary chip inside your machine. (Sounds dodgy? It is!)
If you want to keep your warranty, there are three different makes of memory expansion which fit on the left-hand side of the machine for about £ 150-£2CX) (Cortex. SupraRAM 500RX and Ashcom AX508).
There are also sundry hard drives with similar capabilities. All such devices arc Plus compatible.
The Amiga recognises the memory from when you turn on. And you can expand them from between
0. 5Mb (Supra) or 2Mb (Cortex. Ashcom) all the way up to 8Mb.
That's the limit unless you get an accelerator card that is.
Qhow do I connect a MIDI keyboard or two to my Amiga? There are no MIDI ports on the back of the machine, unlike on the ST. A Yes. That's true, but what about the people who have no intention of using MIDI? Should we pay for a port that we never, ever intend to use? What you want is a MIDI interface. These are widely available (Datel do several different versions, depending on how much you want to spend).
If you're wise and purchase for the future, get one with MIDI In. Out and Thnt. Oh. And they always plug into the serial port - bad news if you have a serial printer or a modem, because you have to unplug something every so often. Beware of buying a switchbox to choose between different serial devices, as these often don't work with Amiga peripherals.
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WORKBENCH If you have any problems with the technical side of your Amiga, with hardware or with serious software, Pat will try to answer you in the mag. Alternatively, if you have any advice for others or any handy tips to share, send it in and you could win a prize.
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GAMEBUSTERS If you've just found the cheat mode, mapped out the levels or found all the passwords for the latest game, send it in to Maff and you could win a prize. Or if you’re stuck, ask Helping Hand for advice - or solve someone else's problem and win a prize!
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WE ARE AMUSED!
I have been thinking of getting a better monitor, so when I saw that my local branch of Dixons had a Philips CM8833 set up on an Amiga I took in a disk w ith some of my own graphics on it and asked if it would be OK to run them, so I could see what they looked like on the monitor.
The assistant said this would be fine, and reset the Amiga. I asked if he had a Workbench I could use. To which he replied ‘"That's OK. Sir. It will work fine on the shelf! I do like well-trained staff, don't you?
Itruce S Binder, Dorking Excellent! If there's anyone out there who doesn't get the joke, you need lo turn lo the beginners' series on Page 197 this instant.
BASIC CONCEPT 1 Much has been said about the arrival of the A500 Plus, but one point which occurred to me is that the computer is now selling without any form of programming language included. Many people may not think this is a bad thing: with the incredible amount of good software available, why should anyone want to spend their time writing more?
However. I feel that program writing is a useful way of gaining insight into the workings of a computer and is probably one of the most creative aspects of ow ning a computer.
Having used AmigaBasic but abandoned it for AMOS I myself do not mourn the demise of this outdated language. For many years Commodore have been supplying the A500 with a version of Deluxe Paint, giving people access to the best in paint packages. Surely now is the time to do the same for programming and make a deal with Mandarin.
E Dew hurst, I.ongridge Tech Ed Pat tells me that the original AmigaBasic was written by Microsoft, and the theory runs that the major American firm would not now have the lime or the inclination to write a new version, nor could Commodore afford to have it done I'd be glad to hear from anyone who knows more.
Whatever the case, and however much you personally appreciate AmigaBasic. It’s always been true that this has been criticised by ihe experts as difficult to use and ineffective. As such, no-one misses it greatly. We'd advise anyone making a start in programming to wail for Easy AMOS from Europress. Which will be arriving next month and lakes beginners step by step through learning tit program, restoring some of the fun people used to have learning to program on older machines like the Commodore M BASIC CONCEPT 2 All home computers (except the Amiga) have a Basic programming language on ROM
to appeal to the keen computer user. Until the A500 Plus. Commodore provided the user with AmigaBasic as software and also with an AmigaBasic manual. Many excellent programs have been written in AmigaBasic - I have four books of such programs, including disks.
But why has Commodore not supported a language on the A500 Plus? They have put AREXX in ROM.
With rexxsupport.library in the LIBS directory, its own directory containing nine programs and REXXMasl in the System directory. Yet there is nothing in the manual on how to write in AREXX. I have never even seen a REXX program apart from AREXX! It must be a powerful language for Commodore to put so much on ROM. I believe it has something to do with Unix.
Douglas V Urilfiths. Savilhy 217 AREXX is a marvellous inclusion by Commodore, because it is going to be important in all serious' applications in the future. Already. AREXX support is included in numerous creativity programs. Essentially what it does is let you create a script to tell any number of programs whal to do: so once your script is written, you press the button and sit back and watch while all the processing is done for you.
MARCH 1992 However, you can also use AREXX as a programming language in its own right, even though it was never really intended for so base a purpose. We'll be taking a closer look at whal AREXX is. How it works and how to create simple programs with it very soon.
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