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Devpac 3 125 The Amiga's leading programming language gets better HomeBase 128 If you need to catalogue a collection, this could help Scala 500 132 A sophisticated new option for home video titling Pixel 3D 2 137 Expect great things from this utility for sorting 3D pictures SPECIAL! Latest CD releases 144 Reviews of all the new CDTV titles, plus some exciting developments in audio CD for Amiga CDTV owners Hear all the rumblings and rumours of the Amiga industry, including the Robocop dongle scandal Take 2 Make the first steps in animation the easy way Reviews Coming Contraptions Find out what's new in 'serious' software and hardware News IN NEWS Why is the A690 CD-ROM drive for the Amiga not going to be called the A690? Why is the Robocop protection dongle not only a waste of time but also a waste of your money? Cheap 'n' Cheerful! 92-3 Fishy underwater detective James Pond is the star of this month's delve into the game bargain basket Charts and Magical History Score 95-6 Find out what game's top of the pops this month Gamebusters 101-107 Featuring the definitive cheat sheet for Populous 2 Wayne Gretzky Hockey 2 .....86 WolfChild .. 85 PGA Tournament Courses ...86 Mad Dog Williams ..89 Crime City ....89 Starbyte Super Soccer ....85 Big Run 86 Great Napoleonic Battles ......86 Borobodur ...89 Hare Raising Havoc 85 REVIEWED: Take 2 Rombo's new animation package lets you create cartoons the way the professionals do: on paper! Making full use of the Amiga's graphics and sound capabilities, this is the ideal use for the best computer around. It's fun, it's funny, it's rewarding and it can be easy to get into. We fill you in on the theori behind cartoons and bring you an idea-packed guide to starting out in animation. 0 V 11 i A 0 of 3 Animating with Graphics Workshop 140 With its moveable objects and its cell animation techniques, Graphics Workshop is possibly an even more powerful animation package than Deluxe Paint. We gave you the £70 program more or less free with Issue 30: now find out how to make the most of its animatic power. IEverybody's upgrading! Are you? As the Amiga grows and grows, it seems that 512K is no longer enough (and if you've only got 512I you won't be able to use the fabulous Coverdisk program Vista).

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Create your own astonishing fractal landscapes, save them as IFF... so it's great for realistic scenes for graphics, but it's just amazing fun too!
Compatible • 1 Mb needed Discover the tricks and techniques of animation and see your Amiga at its best Get some bone-shaking action in the fully-playable demo of System 3's near-legendary monster mash!
Elementary Lemmings!* A simple level solution for all puzzled puzzlers M Three complete games bring you some real arcade action Plus Something really, really silly1
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19 Damien Noonan Neil Jackson Pat McDonald Maff Evans Gary Lord Clare Hodgson ART EDITOR DESIGNER Jonathan Bint Duncan Ferguson Simon Whitcombe Tim Partridge Nicola Lucas Michele Harris Tamara Ward Sue Hartley Kate Elston Greg Ingham Katrina Windows 116 120 REVIEWED: Scala 500 The world's leading presentation package hits the Amiga 500 as a video titler: can it live up to the reputation of its illustrious big brother?
REVIEWED: Pixel 3D Finally there's a program for converting flat pictures into 3D ones that does the job and does it well.
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Registered Circulation 130,143 July - Dec 1991 AMIGA FORMAT 33 APRIL 1992 EDITORIAL DEPARTMENT ADVERTISING PRODUCTION PROMOTIONS MANAGER PROMOTIONS ASST CIRCULATION MANAGER CIRCULATION ASST PUBLISHER GROUP ADMIN ASST EDITOR SCREENPLAY EDITOR TECHNICAL EDITOR STAFF WRITER PRODUCTION EDITOR EDITORIAL ASSISTANT ART DEPARTMENT COOKIN' CREW Marcus Dyson Frank Bartucca ©1992 GROUP AD MANAGER DEPUTY AD MANAGER GAMES SALES MGR SENIOR SALES EXEC ADVERTISING DEPARTMENT Screenplay 47 Covering the whole games scene, every month... Coming Attractions 48 Warning! This is not a practice: alien invaders are
about to land on Earth in Plan 9 From Outer Space... Under Construction 52 Are those Sensible people the hottest thing in new games?
The next big thing? 55 Will Campaign succeed in its bid for world domination?
Reviews 58-89 John Madden's Football 58 4D Sports Driving ...61 Storm Master ......64 Video Kid .....67 Willy Beamish .....70 Shadowlands ......72 Leisure Suit Larry 5 .78 Pinball
Dreams ...81 Return of Medusa ...83 Harlequin ....89 Regulars PD Update 1 69 We pick the best from the world of free software Workbench 209 Your problems solved, your questions answered Letters 216 Find out what's making waves with Amiga owners Mail Order 1 92 We pick out the best and offer it at bargain prices Subscriptions 164 Make it easy on yourself: get your mag delivered!
Devpac 3 125 The Amiga's leading programming language gets better HomeBase 128 If you need to catalogue a collection, this could help Scala 500 132 A sophisticated new option for home video titling Pixel 3D 2 137 Expect great things from this utility for sorting 3D pictures SPECIAL! Latest CD releases 144 Reviews of all the new CDTV titles, plus some exciting developments in audio CD for Amiga CDTV owners Hear all the rumblings and rumours of the Amiga industry, including the Robocop dongle scandal Take 2 Make the first steps in animation the easy way Reviews Coming Contraptions Find out
what's new in 'serious' software and hardware News IN NEWS Why is the A690 CD-ROM drive for the Amiga not going to be called the A690? Why is the Robocop protection dongle not only a waste of time but also a waste of your money?
Cheap 'n' Cheerful! 92-3 Fishy underwater detective James Pond is the star of this month's delve into the game bargain basket Charts and Magical History Score 95-6 Find out what game's top of the pops this month Gamebusters 101-107 Featuring the definitive cheat sheet for Populous 2 Wayne Gretzky Hockey 2 .....86 WolfChild .. 85 PGA Tournament Courses ...86 Mad Dog Williams ..89 Crime
City ....89 Starbyte Super Soccer ....85 Big Run 86 Great Napoleonic Battles ......86 Borobodur ...89 Hare Raising Havoc 85 REVIEWED: Take 2 Rombo's new animation package lets you create cartoons the way the professionals do: on paper!
Making full use of the Amiga's graphics and sound capabilities, this is the ideal use for the best computer around. It's fun, it's funny, it's rewarding and it can be easy to get into.
We fill you in on the theori behind cartoons and bring you an idea-packed guide to starting out in animation.
0 V 11 i A 0 of 3 Animating with Graphics Workshop 140 With its moveable objects and its cell animation techniques, Graphics Workshop is possibly an even more powerful animation package than Deluxe Paint.
We gave you the £70 program more or less free with Issue 30: now find out how to make the most of its animatic power.
I * Everybody's upgrading! Are you? As the Amiga grows and grows, it seems that 512K is no longer enough (and if you've only got 512I you won't be able to use the fabulous Coverdisk program Vista). So here's everything you need to know about getting more RAM without getting ripped off!
Not enough Memory? 154 p Drauerl_|ED Plus Something really, really silly!
• These items need 1Mb of memory Myth playable demo In this
month's demo of a brand-new game.
System 3 present an eclectic mix of gnomic battling and subterranean exploration Try it!
Elementary Lemmings Here's an exciting new concept in game tips!
Are you stuck on the last, most tricky level of our Christmas Lemmings demo? Not any more!
Mouth Man There's nothing quite like a classic arcade game for simplicity and playability, and this is one of the best conversions we've seen. Go for it!
COVERDISK turn the page!
A simple level solution for all puzzled puzzlers Mouth-M an Duel* Biplane Three complete games bring you some real arcade action MYTH* Get some bone-shaking action in the fully-playable demo of System 3 s near-legendary monster mash!
? Elementary Lemmings!* A simnlp IpvpI solution for 11 nii77lpr1 m Getting to grips with Workbench 195 If you're new to the Amiga, you'll be keen to get your hands on this latest instalment of the series that explains how the Workbench disk works... Welcome to Amiga Format!
Duel What do you get when you mix the power of the Amiga, a reader with AMOS 3D and classic tank game Battlezone? Boot up and find out!
Biplane It's fun, it's silly, and it's the third complete game on this month's Coverdisk. Take to the skies for a cartoon dogfight confrontation!
Hello and welcome to AMIGA FORMAT, the world's best-selling magazine especially for Amiga owners!
We re also pleased to announce this month the exciting news Damien Noonan, Editor ,hat thjj js now the biggest-selling computer magazine in Britain, which only goes to show what a major phenomenon the Amiga has now become. And it puts those grey, boring businessy types with their IBM PC compatibles in their place, too!
What's great about the success of the magazine is that it gives us the muscle to bring you ever better value, and of course that brings us on to this month's other exciting development: the start of the AAMIGA FORMAT Collection. We hope you find Vista, this month's £60 complete program, both useful and enjoyable. Just wait to see what happens over the next five months! Naturally this magazine can only be big because the Amiga is big and that brings us to another point: our 1992 questionnaire. We've asked you to fill in surveys before, but usually they're only to find out about how people
use the Amiga and to help us tailor the magazine to your requirements. This time, we re going a bit further.
We believe the Amiga is now of major importance to the world at large. We think computing as a leisure activity should be given the same attention and respect by the national media as, say, music or films. We assume Amiga users are lively, intelligent people. And we re asking you an awful lot of questions about your general lifestyle to help us prove our point. Please do take the time and trouble to fill in the questionnaire on Pages 219-226: if nothing else, it will help make sure that AMIGA FORMAT is the magazine you want it to be.
As for the rest of the magazine: well, it's the usual broad-minded mix of the best in Amiga news, reviews and tips. Enjoy it!
On page 11... The AMIGA Collection FORMAT .: ,:C r UT nE$ Wi
- TjTir COMPLETE FULLY-USEABLE PROGRAM!
Create your own astonishing fractal landscapes, save them as IFF... so its great for realistic scenes for graphics, but it s just amazing fun too!
11 Mb needed • A 500 Plus Compatible • 1Mb needed Vista 1.2 This is not a demo! This is not a save-disabled version! This is the FULL, COMPLETE package, RRP £59.99, and it's a corker! We've even had it rewritten specially for A500 Plus owners.
Find out how to use it and have some fun!
MYTH1 Get some Dooesrvwung action in the fulfy-playatMe demo of System 3 s near-legendary monstet mash' time. If Mouth-Man eats it. It will have an unpredictable (but usually good) effect.
The different effects are; ghost peeler - skins ghosts: extra power pill: ghost repellent (limited time): invincibility (limited time): extra Life: go to next level (very rare).
The other feature that wasn’t In the original is that you can design your own mazes. This version has 12 mazes, but it can take up to 24.
Unfortunately, the maze editor needs to be activated first before you can use it. Apparently, if you finish the game then that will give you a clue. Anyone who finds out. Do write in to Helping Hand.
APRIL 1992 S' W I, Full details on how to complete the lost level of the Xmas Lemmings demo can be obtained at the double click of a mouse button.
GETTING STARTED Just pop the Coverdisk in any Amiga computer. The more memory you have, the more programs will work
- the Myth demo. Duel and the Lemmings. Help animation all need
1Mb. Everything else should work tine on all systems (including
the A500 Plus).
Right, by now the disk should have loaded Workbench. Use the mouse to move the pointer up to the Icon named Coverdisk33b. Click on it twice in rapid succession with the left mouse button. A window showing the contents ol the Coverdisk will open.
It you want the Lemmings.Help animation.
Biplanes game or Myth demo, just double click on the Icon (again with the left button). For the others, double click with the button on the drawer marked with the name. A window will open - double click on the Icon In the window with the same name. Sounds complicated. But it does work.
It you start getting "Out ot memory" messages after running a few of the programs, the best thing to do Is to reset the Amiga by pressing the Control key and the two Amiga keys either side of the space-bar simultaneously.
‘71 Coverdisk Here's Pat McDonald, who will be your guide Down at the Arcade. So take your 50 pence pieces in hand for the very latest release from System 3. Plus a few old favourites... MOUTH-MAN Mottfiew J Barker PAL only I'm all in favour of a good munch, but I think Mouth-Man is just greedy. He wanders around, eating everything in sight. No wonder the ghosts keep catching him up - he's got too much flab to make a decent turn of speed.
That's the first level - after that things get much faster.
Mouth-Man is an Amiga version of the classic arcade game Pacman. You control the him with a joystick, as is usual for such games. The idea is to eat everything that Is edible - to be more precise, all the dots and power pills that litter the mazes.
Standing in his way are four ghosts, named Tardy (Orange). Swifty (Pink). Brains (Red) and Bllnky (Cyan). These ghosts all have a different personality, but contact with any of them will lose one of Mouth-Mans three lives.
To get your own back and eat the ghosts, you have to eat a power pill (one of the big dots) first. This turns the ghosts blue, and you can eat them while they are that colour. Each ghost you eat earns you a score bonus - the more you scoff, the more points for each one.
There are a couple of features that were not In the original. The first is the bonus - on each level, a little Icon appears from time to LEMMINGS HELP MaffEvans PAL NTSC Maff has had so many Gamebusters requests sent in requesting for help with the last level of the Xmas Lemmings demo that we gave away with Amiga Format 30) that he put together this clever little animation, to show people exactly how it’s done. Just double click on It to see it. And when you know enough (the animation will loop) press the right mouse button to get back to the Coverdisk. Easy eh?
RETCHA-SKETCH Mike Boll PAL fJTSC This program has an undefinable quality to it. It doesn't have wonderful graphics, lavish sound (any sound come to think of it) or a big movie name splashed on the box. So why is it on the Coverdisk?
I suppose because it's fun. Retcha-Sketch is a computer version of a classic toy, controlled entirely with a joystick. To get past the messages which appear at the start, keep pressing the fire-button.
Once you're actually at the drawing area, push left, right, up and down to steer the drawing point where you want it to go. To clear the drawing area, press the fire-button. The screen will then shake up and down and your design will gradually fade away. You may need to keep the button pressed If your design is especially elaborate.
One further note: there is no way out of the program, except to reset by pressing the Control key and the two Amiga keys either side of the space-bar at the same time.
DECIDED TO HAVE a read while the demo loads, huh? It has to be said that the loading speed is pretty slow. Still, it gives you a chance to get some fairly important low down information on the game.
Myth is set entirely in the land of legends, make believe, and government unemployment statistics.
Nothing you find in it really exists. So don't go hiding under the bed clothes, because nothing nasty w ill leap out from your computer. Honest.
In the game you control a hero-type character - let's just call him Bod. Bod can run. Jump, punch and kick. He can also pick up and use extra weapons that he finds hanging around, which is useful as some of the monsters are pretty tough.
The idea of the full game is that you have to guide Bod through several different levels, each with a different character. In this Coverdisk demo, only one level (the Hell level) is available. Thai's why the monsters are of the typical Hellscape variety : there are skeletons, gargoyles, a hydra, a devil and a huge great demon tool To finish the demo, you have to kill the hydra at the top left of the level, and keep going left until you reach the exit. This is not as easy as it sounds, as none of the weapons easily available to you can harm it.
The first thing you have to do is to release the tortured soul chained to the ceiling. This is easily achiev ed w ith one blow from the sword. This achieves nothing in itself, but it will call up the demon from the lava pits at the bottom of the screen.
Once the demon is around (you may see him if you're close to the lava pits) you will hear a deep booming laughter, louder than normal. You will also be stuck on the same area of the level for a few seconds - don't let this bother you.
When the demon has been and gone, a red devil will appear somewhere close to you. Fire a few lire balls, and vanish again. This keeps happening until you run out of lives or you kill him - the most effective weapon is the lightning bolts, preferably fired into his back. To avoid his shots, jump into the air so that they pass underneath you.
Once you have killed the devil, he w ill go for good, leaving his trident behind. Pick it up and move towards the hydra - it makes sense to build up some energy first from the gargoyles. Once you're near the hydra, select the trident and let it loose. One dead hydra! Then keep jumping left until you walk through the edge of the screen: demo completed! Well done!
HINTS AND TIPS
• Never run after the gargoyles. They can move faster than you
can. And frequently turn round and bite y ou before you can
react. Just w ail till they get close to you
- then kill them. Sweeping behind you with the sword seems the
most reliable method.
• Don't get too close to the skeletons. If they're right on top
of you then they can hurt you and you can't hit them. Always
hit from a distance.
• Kill all the gargoyles you can. To get energy tokens out of
them. These will build your energy back up. So you can't afford
to take more damage.
Myth MOVING AND FIGHTING - CONTROLS MOVEMENT: Joystick left Walk left Joystick right Walk right Up Jump Down Crouch (picks up objects too)
e. - ATTACKING MOVES WITH NO WEAPONS:
* 1 -4 h JT Fire Punch Fire ? Down Kick.
R) A ATTACKING WITH THE SWORD: Fire + Up Hack above you Fire ?
Behind Slash behind you % V? 7T Fire + Ahead Stab In front
Fire + Ahead + Up Slice in front ATTACKING WITH LIGHTNING
BOLTS: Fire ? Ahead Fire lightning bolt % f Vi__ WEAPONS
SELECTION: Left Arrow Key Scroll the list Space-bar Select the
middle weapon BIPLANES Peter Mason PA1VMTSC The original
version of Biplanes was on Amiga Formal 18's Coverdisk. This
version is nearly the same, except that rather than having to
have a human opponent around, you can now play against the
computer too! For two people to play, though, you will need
two joysticks plugged into your Amiga - and to do that, you'll
have to unplug the mouse.
The basic idea is to shoot down your opponent 16 times. You can shoot down balloons too, to boost your score. But always keep an eye on what the other guy's doing. It's not so easy when he's just dived into a cloud.
The first thing you have to do once the game has loaded Is configure It. Complicated? Not at all!
Biplanes asks you a series of questions, at the bottom of the screen.
Push left for a human opponent, right for human. Then the choices are left (for an easy computer game) or right (for a tough computer opponent). Select whether you want manual or automatic throttle - automatic (right) is much easier, otherwise you have to keep pushing forward to gain speed. Finally, choose take stereo (left) or true stereo (right).
The reason that all the options are listed is that some NTSC users may not be able to see them - they'll be off the screen. For the same reason. NTSC users will not be able to make out the score (although whoever gets to 16 first wins).
Control is decidedly difficult to pick up. You can rotate the plane by pushing left or right on the joystick. However, it can be tricky working out which way to push, especially if your plane is upside down!
The secret of being a good Biplanes pilot is knowing when to twitch left, right and hit the fire- button. Only two bullets are visible on the screen at any time - so don't go firing blindly in the general direction of the other player. Take aim.
Beware of stalling the aircraft. If your plane hasn't got enough forward speed, then it will start to fall out of the sky. To get out of a stall, point your nose at the ground and push forward to accelerate. At the last minute, pull out of the stall.
Another trouble area is the hut in the middle of the screen. You must practise your take offs, so that you avcid this obstacle. Good luck with the game, and never let a plane get on your tail - if you do you're history!
AIR WARRIOR TROUBLE There was a glitch on last month's Coverdisk with the Air Warrior game. It was only playable if you had an analogue joystick. It's not just a case of switching it off from the Air Warrior menus - if you try this then you get a "Coverdisk32 is not validated" message.
The trouble is that Air Warrior saves all the changes you make onto the floppy disk. That particular Coverdisk was not designed to have things saved onto it - so what can you do?
The solution printed here should not be run on last month's Coverdisk - do it on a copy of the Coverdisk Instead. It you make a mistake and ruin the disk, all that will be damaged is a copy, rather than your only beloved copy.
It works by getting rid of the Sequencer One samples, and putting a dlsk-validator file onto the disk. To enter It, first load Workbench. Once you're there, double click with the left mouse button over the Workbench Icon. Then double click again on the Shell Icon. Type this (do remember to press Return after every line): APRIL 1992 DELETE Coverdisk32:samples ALL COPY FROM Sys:1 disk-validator TO Coverdisk32:1 The computer will ask for the copy of the Coverdisk when it needs it.
Don't worry about the capital letters and lower case - the Amiga Isn't fussed about which you use. So long as all the letters are in the right place.
Once that's done, you can reboot with the Coverdisk 32, and change the joystick option from the Options menu within Air Warrior. After that, it's saved forever, and you can fly to your heart's content.
DUEL Jon Creighton PAL only This game needs two people and two joysticks. I'm sorry that to play it you have to unplug the mouse and plug in another joystick, but it's all down to the name of the game. Duel is a tank battle style game, where each player controls a tank and is trying to destroy the other guy.
Getting started couldn't be simpler. Just press the fire-button when the Begin icon is highlighted. Reset will clear the scores (the scores can be accumulated over several matches) and Quit is sell explanatory.
The control isn't difficult. Push forward and back to speed up or slow down, and left and right will turn your tank in the relative direction. The speed of your tank is indicated by the bar on the left hand side - note that you can reverse. Pressing the fire-button will let rip with the tank's cannon.
Dotted around Duets landscapes are coloured cubes. Each player starts the game on opposite sides of the same cube. You can either edge round the cube to have a quick blast, or reverse away, to get to a safe distance.
Don't think that one hit is enough. Each tank can take quite a lot of damage before the game is won and lost. You can also damage your tank by trying to move onto the cubes, or ramming the other player; this causes them damage as well though.
NTSC users. Duel will run on your machines, but the player on the bottom won't get a complete picture. It's good enough to play the game, but rather than pretend there were no problems the game is marked "PAL only".
II you get a "Range Warning message, then you are getting too close to the edge of the playing area. Reverse! If you don't then you'll blow up. It's a shame that the game doesn't let you play the computer, but perhaps the programmer will write such a version - a radar would be dead handy too.
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 CU: it's actually a lot easier than you might think.
Just follow these simple steps...
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3. The Amiga will now ash you to in«ert the 'source' disk.
It means the disk you wont to copy, so pot the Coverdisk in the drive and press the Return key.
Jl+2* i fscrttMiU I m fall, tr« BK l« r v s m a IrnX* “ 1 Load your Workbench disk. Open the disk, find the icon thot soys Shell or Cll ond double-click on it.
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4. Wait for a while and it will read all the information off the
Coverdisk, telling you how far it has got. Then it will ask
you to insert the "Destination" disk. Put the disk you wont to
copy your Coverdisk onto in the drive and press the Return
key. Note thot the disk does not need to be formatted olreody.
IlSiSr'bMteMJ e ». Fill. C rrw It* ,1 »!» Mj jic 53 32J r~l tEBEn Has. ¦ ant ft n- 2 When tbe Shell window oppeors and the drive light it out, type in: Dlnkcopy from DFO: Co DFO: and press the Return key.
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5. Put the source disk and destination disk in a couple more
times when the AMIGA asks for them. When it says "Diskcopy
Finished" just type in: endcli to get out of the Shell or Cll.
You may have to put the Workbench disk in agoin. Now your copy
is ready!
DISK PROBLEMS?
If you have a problem with the disk - and you're sure the disk Is in full 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 it 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 will 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 authors specific permission is against the laws of copyright.
Disk not working?
We duplicate over 440,000 disks every month. Out of all those, obviously a few will be faulty. If the disk or any of the programs will not load or run properly, there may be a problem. Don't panic!
First try using the DiskDoctor utility on your Workbench disk to rescue it before sending it off for a replacement. In-full details of DiskDoctor can be found in the user's manual that came with your machine.
However, if your Coverdisk is faulty, you should send it back INCLUDING AN SAE for a free replacement within a month of the cover date to: Amiga Format April Disk Disk Copy Labs Unit A, Westmarch London Road Daventry Northants NN11 4SA Remember to include that stamped, addressed envelope!
Ou are setting forth iAtp'anolfi&flace,' another time, another world, "said f y'Treguard, The Dungeon Master. Andjdhat makes you think_that you four mere J mortals unit succeed in the Qdi&hvhen so many others have failed?"
I understood, at that mbtnent, that our mission u asgoing to take all our endurance, all our collective skill, and, most of alia 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 challenged to solve complex puzzles, logic problems and riddles that reveal a rich.
For 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 are ever-more rewarding storyline Your journey takes you deep into the dungeons of Dunshelm. To a cataclysmic meeting with Lord Fear and the unthinkably horrible FrightKmght Whether or not the meeting is terminal is up to you You will need wisdom, tenacity, alacrity and. Above all. Courage But you have
all those things don't you. ?
Available tor Amiga & Alan ST Knightmare is copyright Anglia Television and Broadsword Television Game copyright 1991 Mindscape International Limited Captive Copyright 1990 1991 Mindscape International Limited, all rights reserved Written by Tony Crowther MINDSCAPE For your local dealer, contact: Mindscape International Ltd, The Coach House. Hooklands Estate, Scaynes Hill. West Sussex RH17 7NG Tel: 0444 831 761 1 Mb n Jed A $ 00 Ihu» Compatible • I Mb noadad And so this is Vista... The first instalment of The Amiga Format Collection brings you this excellent fractal landscape generator from
Virtual Reality Laboratories. Marcus Dyson gives you all the tricks, tips and advice on how to get the most from this stunning piece of software.
VISTA IS THE FIRST in a sensational series of fully-functional software packages that Amiga Format will be bringing to you over the coming months. With Vista you can create new worlds from scratch simply by entering a seed number, or access a vast library of geological information to create stunning visual models of the real world.
We've even included a few landscapes for you to look at before you create your own. And all of this is available to owners of a 1 Mb A500.
Should you wish to place Vista on your hard drive we've included the install program too! A500 Plus owners needn't worry either, because although the original version of Vista didn't work with your machines, we've had a special version coded especially to work on the A500 Plus, and that's on the disk as well.
APRIL 1992 When we reviewed Vista in Issue 15 of Amiga Format we said "It's fast, flexible and fun" and as usual, we weren't wrong.
Back in those days we didn't give ratings to serious software, but if we had Vista would have been sure fire Format Gold material.
An imaginary river meanders between the newly tree-lined slopes of the Yosemite Valley.
Vista is incredibly simple to get the hang of.
You'll find thot landscapes like the one shown above aro achievable only minutes from the time you first load the Vista disk into your Amiga.
Once you've made yourself a landscape you could lake it into Deltue Paint IV to use as the background for a painting, or use it as the setting for a game. You could even just admire it for what it is. An exciting piece of computer-generated artwork. Before you do any of these things you have to learn how to use the program, it's really very simple, in the next few pages, we show you how... Getting Started Vista is fully auto booting on both the A500 and the A500 Plus, simply pop the disk in the drive at the prompt when the machine is turned on. Or place the disk in the drive and do a soft
reset (press Control and the two Amiga keys). The Vista program will run automatically. And it will also load the Halfdome.Scape demonstration landscape, ready for you to use.
If you wish to install Vista onto a hard drive, you will need to boot your Amiga from your usual Workbench. Double click on the Vista disk icon, and then on the install icon. If you follow the on-screen prompts. Vista will be mounted on your hard drive ready for use.
And therelt more Not only have we brought you the Vista program, but we've also negotiated some great prices on upgrades exclusively for Amiga Format readers.
THE VISTA MANUAL_£4.95 An in-depth set of instructions for your Vista program.
VISTAPRO V2.0 UPGRADE _£39.95 Trade in your disk for a full copy of the latest version of the Format Gold winning VistaPro. Has 24-blt compatibility and a host of new features. (Needs 3Mbs of RAM.)
MAKEPATH _ £29.95 This utility works with any version of Vlsta VlstaPro allows you to create an animation sequence to give the illusion of 'flying' around your Vista landscapes. Using a simple point and click interface. Makepath gives you full control of your flightpath, even down to acceleration rates and banking angles, and It's all re-editable once completed.
TERRAFORM £29.95 Using this program allows you to edit and create the DEM format files which are used to store Vista landscapes. So rather than forming random fractal landscapes you can use Vista to make pictures of the worlds of your dreams, or edit DEM files of the real world.
SCENERY FILE DISKS £39.95 Over 30 sets of DEM flies are available, at present virtually all feature US landscapes, including some of the superb scenery like the Grand Canyon.
All these items are available from: Genlsoft, Unit 3. Poyle 14. Newlands Drive, Colnbrook. Berkshire, SL3 ODX 0753 686000.
The Vista main control panel This is the first screen you'll see when you load Vista, and from here you can do almost everything you'll need to do to create and render basic landscapes. Here's a look at what everything does.
POSITION COORDINATES: as on alternative to positioning the camera and the target by depressing their buttons and clicking on the map (see boxes at right), it is possible to locate either of them by entering the required coordinate in these boxes. The numbers represent distances in metres. X being from left to right across the map, Y is from top to bottom of the mop, and Z being the height above sea level. These numbers can be entered by clicking in the box ond deleting or editing the required figure, but it is important to remember to press Return offer entering ony parameter in Vista,
otherwise the program will not register its entry.
LAKE and RIVER: by using these buttons, then clicking on the map, it is possible to add lakes ond rivers to o Vista landscape. The lake function will then flood the entire area of the landscape that con be reached without ascending from the altitude of the point you click on.
A river will start at the click point and flow directly downhill.
TREES can be added to a landscape by pressing the tree button prior to rendering the scene. If this button is not pressed the program will still define on area for trees, and shade it appropriately, but will not drow any actual trees.
APRIL 1992 BLEND is a function to hide the polygonal nature of the landscape, it works by weighting the colours of oach polygon with respect to those of the surrounding ones.
GOURAUD SHADING is a shading method which helps reduce the appearance of the polygons that moke up the landscape, using it improves the look of the finished picture, but can increase rendering time by SO per cent.
COLORS: pressing this button takes you to the Colors Menu, fully explained on Page 14.
RENDER: this is the button thot tells Vista you've mode your setting ond now you wont to see what it looks like, once this is pressed there's no going back. You can stop it rendering, but then you have to start right from the beginning again. Before you press this button check all the numeric values to see that they are what you expect them to be, because if you enter a number, then click on another box to enter another such value without first hitting Return (or Enter) your previous value will be ignored. Also moke sure that you have saved the last image you rendered as on IFF if you
intend to do so, because Vista can only hold one such rendered image ot a time.
TARGET: by depressing this button, and then mouse clicking somewhere on the map you eon tell Vista the location of the point in space where you want the imaginary camera, which tokes your picture, to be oimed ot.
CAMERA: by pressing this button, ond clicking somewhere on the mop, you inform Vista whereabouts in space you would like to position the camera which lakes your picture. This operation will put your camera at ground level at the point you wish it to be, and can result in the polygons nearest to the camera appearing very large. A good way to avoid this phenomena is to elevate the camera by 100-200 metres, thereby 'overlooking' the large polygons. It is also advantageous to elevate the camera if you are rendering with the tree function turned on, because it is very easy to end up with most of
your image obscure by a neorby conifer.
VIEW this button returns the user from the main control screen back to the last picture that has been rendered. If you make changes to the parameters of your Vista landscape, this is not the button to press to see what the changes look like.
You must render the image first, which will automatically draw it for you.
T ar et 5280 [X Caner aj 2160 4146 jfi 1680 2062 Z 121”” 1 Lake 1 River Snow F Tree 1455 728 Haze 20 LisfTit- Blend h«e| Gshade PD i thr Colors Snooth1 Poly 1|[2 [4 fl Mide 1 j Zoon Render V i e vi IV 9834769 FRACTAL SEED by clicking on the button marked F you will generate o random fractal seed which Vista will then automatically plot as a map on the main screen, allowing you to decide whether to render it or not. Clicking in the numeric box allows you to enter your own fractal seed, thus you can make an island of your birthday etc. LOCKING FUNCTIONS: it is possible to restrict the
movement of the camera and the Target in any direction, or combination of directions by depressing the relevant locking button. Ploase note that this function locks both the camera and the target simultaneously.
SNOW ond TREEUNES: the number placed in these boxes determines the height in metres above sea level that the snow-line ond tree- lines will be positioned at.
The snow-line differs from the tree-line in that it is the bottom boundary (or lowest altitude) of the area covered by snow, the tree line Is the highest altitude that trees will be drawn at.
HAZE determines the amount of atmospheric hare, which gives the picture depth.
LIGHT SOURCE: the direction of the light which illuminates the Vista scene is controlled by pressing one of these buttons, it is a rudimentary system, but adequate for most needs.
PIXEL DITHER is yet another way of hiding the fact that the landscape is mode from many discreet polygons. When it is used the program dithers the polygon edges, thus making them less obtrusive in the picture.
SMOOTH imitates the effects of erosion, giving a landscape a more rounded, and older look. It can be used more than once and the effect increases with each additional usage.
RENDERING LEVELS: these buttons control the size of the polygons thot make up the picture.
The number relates to the edge length of the triangles, so 8 is the lowest resolution, and 1 the highest. See the box on Page 15.
WIDE and ZOOM control the angle of view of the camera, WIDE will display more of a given scene from the same camera position, approximating to about the normal human angle of vision. ZOOM is equivalent to about a 2x magnification of the picture.
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tnly, you can trade up for just £!9.99 original disks to Pigita with vour orde Home Accounts m,. K. softn iirc Umts n i bt After loading Vista you should be left with a screen something like the one below, if not do a soft reset. Now lets explore our landscape, and get to know Vista a little better... Test rendering First press the render button, and you will shortly be presented with a rough version of your landscape, not terribly exciting just yet.
Click with the left mouse button anywhere on the picture and you will be returned to the main screen.
The camera and target Sometimes, to get the best view of something, you have to move around a little, and Vista is no exception, so let's sec if we can get a more dynamic perspective on our scene, try clicking on the coordinates below TARGET and typing in 6480X. 2400Y. And I644Z. Remember to press return after each entry or Vista will ignore the new value. Below CAMERA type in the values 1080X. 7560Y and I948Z.
Notice your cross (which represents the target) and square (camera) moved after you changed the X and Y coordinates, they also changed after you changed Z. but this was straight out of the screen and so could not be seen.
Do another test render, and you should be presented with an altogether more attractive scene than last time.
V • 1 c ' ¦ ' ,l ' •' I. Adding rivers and lakes Back on the main screen, press the river button. Then choose a point on the map at about point 6900X.5760Y. You can find the coordinates of a point by placing either the camera, or the target on the point, but remember to move them back afterwards.
* • .-v Now repeat by pressing the river button, and pointing on
the map a few times until you have a river that descends from
the hills and flows into the large green valley at the top
right of the map.
Now press the LAKE button, and click in this top right green area; you will be given a lake the si e of which will vary depending whereabouts you click.
Tfie Haze level Changing the ha e level will increase the apparent depth of the finished picture, because it will create the illusion of atmospheric haze, thus making the distant horizon a little less distinct. Now click in the box and enter the value 30. Remember to press Return.
Continued overleaf The Vista Colors Panel APRIL 1992 This screen is accessed by depressing the Colors button on the main screen. From here you can finely tune how the pictures you render look by altering the colours, vertical heights and the camera angle, as well as other picture-enhancing effects.
COLOUR MIXERS: most AMIGA users will be familiar by now with RGB sliders to mix colours. Simply click on a colour in the palette and edit it by sliding these bors up and down.
OK: pressing this button occepts all the changes made on the colour screen and returns the user to the main screen.
QUIT: exits the colour screen back to the main screen without accepting the changes that have been made.
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these values affect the "exposure" of the finished picture,
playing with them will not change the shape of the landscape,
but will affect the mood and quality of your final image.
DY,DX,DZ these are the differences in displacement along each axis of the camera and the target. DR is the distance between the two. All measured in metres.
FRACTAL DIVISOR controls the number the of formations o fractal landscape features.
SPREAD: ranges a number of colours from the selected colour square through the spectrum to the colour of the next palette squore clicked on.
COPY: duplicates the RGB values of the currently selected palette square into the next square clicked on after pressing the copy button.
PALETTE: shows the colours which make up the Vista picture.
Any or oil of these can be edited by first selecting them and then using the RGB sliders. Spread and Copy tools.
STARS and WAVES con be added to I any Vista sky, lake or seo respectively. Both can add considerable interest and variety to any picture you render.
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SOUND: turning this on forces Vista to play a kind of froctol music where the notes ore related to the mathematics thot the program is calculating.
You won't find yourself humming alongl DITHER controls the funiness of the edges of colour bands (gross, rock, snow) a setting of 0 will moke the snow tree-line very sharp, o larger value will give a more natural appearance to the terrain.
ROUGH varies the apparent ruggedness ol the rendered terrain, this is increased by shading polygons lighter or darker than they would otherwise be.
In action APRIL 1992 I* yon wont to oeote o pktur like tins, there'I nothing stopping you. Ail you need it your AMIGA and tht Viila Coverdisk. Instructions on who! To do oro given in the text on this and the next poge.
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f. ..... Those modes LEVEL 8 ¦15 ! + The lowest level of
recursion offered by Vista Is level eight. At this resolution
a landscape can include up to 2.048 triangles. This picture
took two minutes 15 seconds to render. At this level the
triangles which go to make up the landscape are very large,
and very obvious The short rendering time at this resolution
is so that you can get a rough idea of what your scene is
going to look like, and to help you position the camera and
target positions.
The second picture Is at level four and took two minutes and 30 seconds to render. More detailed than level one. But with only a slightly longer rendering time, this resolution is probably better suited to the purposes mentioned above. A picture at this level can Include up to 8.192 polygons.
This picture has all the bells and whistles. Rendered at level one, with Gouraud shading, dithering, smoothing, waves, trees and stars turned on. It took 44 minutes to render, It makes you seriously start to consider buying an accelerator doesn't It? But considering the Improvement In quality over even the level one render, It seems to be worth the extra wait. And you can always set up a script to render and save a few such pictures whilst you go see a movie.
The Fourth picture Is at level one and took 30 minutes to render, which Is not that surprising when you consider that It Is made from nearly 131,072 polygons.
This is It, the real thing, the highest level of recursion available from Vista, and it really takes a while to draw a picture at this level, but you can still Improve the quality of the final Image If you're prepare to wait a little (oh! All right then, a lot) longer... The 32.768 polygons that make up this level two picture took eight minutes and 55 seconds to render.
As the rendering time Increases so does the quality of the picture, but It still isn't so good that you'd want to show this to your auntie when she visits at Christmas. On a standard Amiga the rendering takes so long that you probably won't find yourself using this resolution very often.
The light direction If you test render your image now. You will see the slopes on the left of the picture are in the shade, while those to the right are sunlit.
On the main screen press the button marked W next to the word light, this will change the direction of the light so that it comes from the opposite direction.
The tree line A test render will now reveal sunlit slopes to the left of the picture which arc tree lined some of the way up. We can increase the height to which trees grow by clicking in the numeric box next to the word tree, let's try entering the number 200(1. And pressing Return.
Waves and Stars If you press the COLOR button to be taken to the Color menu screen you will see a button marked waves, pressing this will improve the appearance of the surface of large areas of y, water in your picture.
C The Stars button will create an artificial S starscape in the sky of your picture, this S requires you to set the sky and ha .e colours fs quite dark, and results in a picture that looks
h. like it was taken at night. Since this is not the Q effect we
want from this picture we will leave 2 these buttons
un-presscd for now. Both these 5S effects arc evident on the
picture on Page 11.
Rendering the final picture Now we have set almost all the parameters, we Dean render the final picture. First set the polygon size to I. click on HAZE, click on GSHADF.. PDITHER. And finally click on SMOOTH. Now we are ready to go. This will take quite a while on an un-accelerated Amiga, so now's a good time to go have a cup of tea or something. If on the other hand you do decide to stop and monitor your machine's progress. Vista will display a status bar whilst it is rendering. Press render, and you will seethe status bar display: APRIL 1992 Col.OUR: the program is calculating the
colour and shade of all the polygons, taking into account their altitude and the topography of the position they occupy (whether they should be grass, or earth, or rock etc.) CLIFFS: regardless of the surface of the area, if the steepness of the ground exceeds a certain limit. Vista will place cliff colours there.
TABLE: Vista has a lookup table for the amount of light reflecting of each polygon, if the direction of the sun is changed, or the contrast settings, then this table is recalculated.
SHADE: the shade of each polygon is affected by the direction of the sun. the amount of smoothing. Gouraud shading, the presence of lakes and rivers and the size of the polygons.
If any of these various factors change, then Vista re-calculates.
SKY: whilst drawing the sky. Which due to the haze effect is not just one colour. Vista displays the word sky in the status bar.
HORIZON The last part of the render calculations. Displayed just before Vista begins to work out the display image.
DRAW Vista draws the image, it cannot be seen doing this since it happens on a virtual screen to speed up the process. As it draws Vista displays its progress in lines, counting slowly but inexorably to 256. When complete, the screen is convened to the real screen, at this point the image can be seen to draw line- by-line from the top of the screen.
When the render is complete you should end up with a picture pretty similar to the one on Pages 14 15. But if you don't it really doesn't matter, because the wonderful thing about fractal landscape generation is that one small change in the way you go about creating the image can result in a completely (or maybe just slightly) different picture.
Saving your picture Once you have a picture you're happy with, you can save it out as an IFF to use in other packages, such as Deluxe Paint IV. If however you want to work on it again in Vista, then you can save it as a VistaDEM format, both these options arc in the Project menu of the main Vista screen.
Loading a DEM Landscape After you have saved your picture you can load another one by pressing the right mouse button at the lop of the main screen. This will reveal the Vista menus. Go to the PROJECT menu, and scroll down till your mouse pointer is on the words LOAD LANDSCAPE, now a sub-menu w ill appear, move the mouse pointer over the word VISTA DEM. Releasing the mouse button will now bring up a file requester like the one below.
By clicking on the buttons at the bottom (SYS: DHO: DHI: DFO: etc) you can select a drive to load your pictures from. Our demonstration pictures are in DFO: because that's where your Vista disk is. But if you are using a hard drive you can store pictures wherever you like.
Once you've selected the drive the requester will list all the files on that drive.
Select the directory that your pictures are in and you will be presented with a list of all the landscapes in the directory, click on the one you would like to load and its name will appear in the file window, now click OK and the landscape will be loaded.
Instead of rendering one of the example pictures. Why not create one all of your own? It's very1 simple to do. Just enter a number at the bottom of the screen next to the button marked
F. Press return and the computer will draw you a map of your
landscape, you can then do all the things you just did to the
example landscape and more to it. For instance you could
make a valley's walls black and grey, and flow a red and
yellow river through it. Creating your own volcanic scene.
With Vista you can do what you like, but whatever you do. Have fun! O DEM 'dere hills The DEM format was devised by the United States Geological Survey as a method of storing geophysical Information. Ie the physical statistics of a given area of land. Much of the United States has now been surveyed In this manner, and these records are available to the users of programs like Vista.
DEM stands lor Digital Elevation Model, and the name gives you a good idea about how this information is obtained. The area to be mapped is measured every 30 metres and the height above sea level Is recorded In metres. This means that computer programs can make accurate models of the land by simply plotting all these points that have been recorded by the USGS and then drawing polygons between them all. Then by using a polygon filling routine, and a little bit of mathematics to smooth and shade the terrain, a fairly accurate picture of the original landscape can be produced.
We've included a few such landscapes on your Coverdisk.
And there are hundreds more available, for details contact HB Marketing, the UK distributor of Vista, on 0753 686000.
But for now let's take a look at some of the ones on your Amiga Format Vista Coverdisk... You are now reading Britain's best-seljing computer magazine The latcsi circulation figures for Amiga Format show that it is not only the best-selling Amiga magazine in the world, but also the best-selling computer magazine in Britain. The average monthly circulation for the six months of July-Dcccmbcr last year was slightly over 130.000 copies a month, the readership of the magazine is growing constantly and the Christmas Special Issue was bought by about 160,000 readers.
A690 rescheduled, renamed... revealing This means Amiga Format is the most popular computer magazine in Britain, ahead of all the serious magazines for PC owners and business people. A growth of 63 per cent on last year's figures also makes us the fastest-growing magazine of any kind in Britain.
Naturally we're pleased, and we'd like to thank all our readers for their continued interest. But we're also pleased because it shows the Amiga is going from strength to strength and is getting the recognition it deserves as a major phenomenon of the Nineties.
Baffle resumed in professional DTP war The competition between the two top DTP packages Professional Page and PageStream. Which included a fiercely competitive comparative advertising campaign in American Amiga magazines, is about to be resumed with the release of new versions of both programs.
Both have already gone as far as they are likely to go in terms of professional-standard text and image handling, and they both already include full support for fully-scaleable 'outline' fonts and both will do full process colour separation, though only Pro Page incorporates the Pantone colour-matching system.
As a result, it seems that the only remaining areas of distinction between the two will be general uscabil- ity and the accessibility of the user interface. In other words, how easy to use and reliable each program is.
For just this reason, both new releases arc going to major lengths to incorporate improvements in the 'user environment', particularly a 'publish and subscribe' system whereby networked machines can share editing of the same file.
The new Pageslream 2.2, by Soft-Logik, is already available. It's advantage is likely to be Sofl-logik's acquisition of a full professional font library. The release of Gold Disk's Professional Pane 3 is imminent and the key feature could be the automation of page layout by an extensive system of macros.
The A690 CD-ROM drive for the Amiga, pencilled in for a March arrival in the shops, is now not looking likely to arrive until a few weeks later: and when it docs arrive it will have a different name. But an investigation into the reasons for the name-change has also revealed interesting possibilities about the future of the Amiga.
The CD-ROM drive, which will enable Amiga owners to run Compact Disc-based CDTV software, is now expected to go on sale at the end of May and has been renamed the A570.
Commodore arc keeping particularly tight-lipped on the reasons for the rename, but it is believed to have something to do with the positioning of the Amiga range.
Computer industry magazine CTW is just one of many sources which has suggested recently that Commodore arc about to launch a new mid-range Amiga possibly to be called the Amiga 600.
If Commodore want A500 owners to buy the CD- ROM drive, it would make sense for it to have a 500-series namc-tag: and equally, the fact that the A690 name occurred in the first place gives credence to the theory that there is to be a 600-scrics machine along with peripherals.
Commodore’s Sales Manager Kelly Sumner is quoted in CTW as saying about the new machine.
"Let's not get carried away about it having 60 million colours and quadrophonic sound. It's a slight improvement on machines already in that area.” Likely modifications include the full Enhanced Chip Set with 2Mb Agnus, a built-in TV modulator and possibly also MIDI interface, and room for internal extra disk and hard drives, though a new 16-bit Paula chip for enhanced sound is also on the cards.
Commodore are well aware that to compete with the growing popularity of games consoles, they have to build on the marketing of the Amiga as a real computer and not just a games machine.
It has already been suggested that a bundle, much like the successful Cartoon Classics pack, with its appeal to a younger. Bart Simpson-watching audience, is unlikely to reoccur.
Slipping a newer and more sophisticated but still very affordable machine into the range would certainly make sense in these terms. It could be expected to be bundled with some of the more serious software and targeted at parents, building on the Amiga's strength as a family machine.
Enhanced sound via a new Paula chip and a MIDI interface would also fit in with Commodore's current thinking. The Atari ST was once the preferred option for musicians w ith computers, simply because it had been sold with a MIDI interface built in from the start.
The ST is. However, rapidly beginning to look like a dying machine and the music industry is beginning to catch on to the appeal of the Amiga as a low-cost platform. Commodore are also in the process of planning a marketing campaign targeted carefully towards it use in music.
Whatever the specification of the new machine.
Commodore are decided that the price of the A500 will not drop. The new machine is expected to join it on the shelves in the late summer.
Ocean anti-piracy plan flops The anti-piracy 'dongle' included with Ocean's game Rohocop j and intended to prevent dongle-less pirate copies from being played has become a spectacular failure. A cracked version of the game which plays fine without the dongle was received b Amiga Format in the post only days after the game's release.
Comments by Ocean's Software Director Gary Bracey. Speaking to our sister magazine Amiga Power, reveal the cost of the exercise. "We evaluated the whole dongle idea along with a number of other software houses, but nobody seemed very keen to put serious resources into it. So in the end we decided to put our money where our mouths were".
Ocean claim that the increased £35 price of Rohocop j does not include the buyer paying for the dongle's development. "We've done our bit. Done something positive about piracy without passing the cost on to the consumer."
Copy protection is not necessarily aimed at the crackers so much as to discourage the casual copyist.
"Though it was grating that you could download the entire game from bulletin boards within two weeks of the game going on sale. I think we can safely say that it won't be pirated by the man in the street" says Bracey.
In which case you might not imagine that the cracking of the dongle would be such a disaster. So will they use the dongle idea again? "We know how they got past the Rohocop one and we can make sure that they can't do exactly the same thing again, but the way I feel at the moment is that someone else can try it next time."
CD-ROM drive to be launched at Amiga Shopper Show Editor's Opinion Tell us what you illy think!
Entrance on the day will be £6 adult and £4 under-14s.
But you can save money by booking in advance on the hotline number; 051 -356 5085.
Whatever happened to Mirrorsoft?
The UK launch to the public of the A570 CD-ROM drive (previously known as the A690) will take place at the Amiga Shopper Show at Wembley in May.
Commodore w ill have a major presence at the show organised by our sister magazine, and will not be showing the CD drive anywhere else, so this will be your first and only chance to try it out before it hits the shops. Meanwhile many other major manufacturers, including printer firm Citizen and US hardware giants Supra and GVP. Have confirmed that they will be attending the show.
GVP will be showing the new ultra-compact PC emulator to fit inside the HD8 hard drive, while Scottish digitiser manufacturers Rombo will be demonstrating the capabilities of their Take 2 animation system. Cortex. Gasteiner and WTS will be displaying their latest ranges of hardware and leading music distributors Zone will be making quite a noise with the new Superjam.
Most exciting of all (they exaggerated), Amiga Format will no doubt be putting in a celebrity appearance: and perhaps putting ourselves in line for you to ask hard questions. There should also be a decent games clement to the show, even though Amiga Shopper pretends not to like games at all!
The Amiga Shopper Show will lake place from Thursday May 15 to Sunday May 17 at Wembley.
APRIL 1992 Amiga Format may well be the best-selling computer magazine in Britain, but that doesn't mean we re complacent; it doesn't mean the magazine is perfect; and it doesn't mean you have to accept it as it is.
We've worked very hard to fine-tune the formula over the last couple ot years and the magazine is constantly changing, we hope tor the better. But in the final reckoning It's you we are here to please: so it must be you who decides what should be in the magazine.
Which, ot course, means we need your co-operation. One very important feature of this month’s Amiga Format is the massive Reader Survey and if you can take a few minutes to fill it in and send It to us (it's a Freepost address) we'd be very grateful.
We're not just looking for your comments on the magazine; we re also asking you to provide us with a lot of information about yourself. The reasons for this are explained In some detail at the start of the questionnaire and I think you'll find they make sense so please, if you can. Do take the time and trouble to answer all the questions.
The Information we gain this way is extremely useful to us, and we do use It to guide the development of the magazine, le, how to structure are regular features and columns. The last questionnaire that we did was way back in February 1991 and we believe the average Amiga Format reader has probably changed quite a substantial amount since then.
At the time, for example, 68 per cent of readers had expanded memory, a figure which we reckon will probably have gone up a lot. Only 10per cent of you had hard drives, and I reckon that figure will probably have gone up a bit too. Knowing this sort of thing tells us how ambitious we can be with Coverdisk programs and what reviews will appeal most.
But perhaps most important of all is the way we can tailor the magazine to your tastes, our last survey revealed that the least popular section was music, so our regular music coverage was dropped to be replaced by occasional reviews and tutorials, the most popular thing was tips, so we've since expanded Gamebusters and Workbench and added the regular Helping Hand and Answertile sections to make more of tips.
We see what we do in terms of three core concepts: news, reviews and advice. You want to know what's new on the Amiga scene, and Amiga Format has consistently brought you the newest stuff first, with exclusives on CDTV, the untimely arrival of the A500 Plus and Deluxe Paint IV are among some of our many triumphs ot last year. You want to know how good stuff is, and Amiga Format's reviews have been voted as the ones most relied upon by the computer trade tor two years running. You want to know what to do if you get stuck, so we answer your questions in the advice pages. And you want to
know how to do new things with your Amiga, which is why we do so many 'how to...' features like the current one on animation. Oh, and we hope the magazine's a good read, too!
It you think we've got the right ideas and are doing it properly, then tell us. But if you've got any ideas about how we could make the magazine more appealing, also tell us! Either way. Please try to fill in the questionnaire: and we'll try to give you the mag that you want.
An aptly titled Mirrorsoft classic game. Unfortunately those who bought the game, and have a faulty disk, now have nowhere to turn.
Mirrorsoft, who were the publishers of such recent classic games as Meya-lo-Monia and First Samurai (both Format Gold winners), went into liquidation just before Christmas. This came its a big surprise to the company's employees who believed that Mirrorsoft was in sound financial shape despite (he Robert Maxwell scandal, but it seems that even a healthy company can be dragged down when a large gentleman drowns. Mirrorsoft was. Directly or indirectly, a Maxwell company.
While most of the programs owned by the company will now be sold off to other companies, the closing of the company has left many frustrated gameplayers out there high and dry if they were expecting replacements for faulty disks or the like. Unfortunately, as things stand currently there is nothing anyone can do to help: no-one is legally liable for Mirrorsoft's debts.
Amiga Format blames the government.
Oamiga Format offers free Vista accelerator support This month's Amiga Format Collection program Vista has one small snag if you happen to own a faster processor or accelerator card: it won't work. This is because we rewrote the program specially for A5(X) Plus owners, so wc didn't have room on the disk for the accelerator version too.
Still, as they say. Don't panic! If you own an accelerator just send us back your Vista disk (in a stout cardboard envelope, preferably) and we will send it back to you with the accelerator version on. Free and for no money! The address is as follows: Faster Vista. Amiga Format. 30 Monmouth Street. Bath BA I 2BW.
New Vista emerges There's hell of a lot of excitement about the latest release of VistaPro. The heavyweight upgrade to this month's Amiga Format Collection program. VistaPro.
Which acclaimed sci-fi writer Arthur C Clarke described as "a fantastic program". Is soon to be available in its version 2 incarnation. It will include fractal trees and improved colour among as well as other new features. It needs 3Mb of RAM. But for that extra memory it's going to look astonishing: expect a full review next issue.
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Try to remember that when you're playing our simulations AflCRD PROSE" SIMULATION • SOFTWARE MicroProse Ltd. Unit 1, Hampton Road Industrial Estate. Tetbury, Glos. GL8 8DA. Tel: 0006 504 520 NEWS PC compatibility gets competitive The competition among PC bridgeboards and emulators looks set fair to get very competitive very quickly, with a whole range of new boards on the way.
Commodore are expected to announce their new 386 bridgeboard soon, and a consequent drop in price of the 286 and lower versions should follow over the next couple of months.
GVP are about to launch their 286 PC emulator on a liny card that will fit inside their HD-8+ hard drive for the Amiga 500. It's tiny and it has the advantage of not invalidating your warranty (you don't have to take the Amiga apart to plug it in) and it will cost £300.
Meanwhile we can exclusively reveal that Vortex, originators of the ATOnce card, are expected to launch a 16 Mhz 386 PC emulator very soon indeed. Details arc yet to emerge, but the price is expected to be ludicrously competitive.
New versions of the established Bitcon PC Powcrboard and Vortex ATOnce emulator for the A500 Plus are on the way too. And we'll be taking a look at the whole field of PC emulation in about two issues' time.
Software houses commit to "dual format" with CDTV With the imminent release of the Amiga CD-ROM drive, publishers who were previously wary of CD seem to be willing to commit themselves to releasing new titles on disk or compact disc.
Mark Lewis, managing director of Electronic Arts, comments "Dual formatting will become a cost-effective way to reach both markets. We are currently looking at releasing both our educational and 'edutainment' software on CD."
Amiga Format has always felt somewhat wary about the policy of publishers converting old games to
CD. Because we believed it was underuse of a CD which can hold
650Mb of data to slap a 500K game onto it. However, if the
latest game is available on CD at the same price as the disk
version, the computer user is not losing, so we feel it could
be a positive step.
Certainly, if software houses can encourage people to buy their games on CD they can expect to see a long-term benefit as piracy declines. If there's any justice in the world this might mean a steady decline in software prices in the long-term.
In brief.*. New Horizons' 512K entry-level word processor QuickWrile is about to be updated to version 1.1. New features on what is already an excellent little no- Irllls WP system will include timed autosave, a 3D interlace look in line with Workbench 2 and Macro and A-REXX compatibility.
The Amiga CDTV is to go on sale at more branches ot high-street retailer Dixons, bringing the number of Dixons stores selling the machine from 36 to 100 nationwide. This is due to customer demand.
A recent press release from Commodore shows that Amlgas are currently in use designing patterns for carpets, controlling power stations, controlling stock at a wine merchant, displaying Lucas's car electrical equipment at flashy car shows, training policemen in Cheshire and teaching policemen elsewhere how to control crowds.
Virgin go CDTV Three new CDTV releases are expected very soon from Virgin's Multimedia department, two of which are expected to be real groundbrcakers. The first up lo be released is Spirit of Excalibur, pretty much a straight Amiga game. It's an Arthurian adventure, featuring enough graphics data for about three Amiga discs as well as a full hi-fi audio soundtrack.
More excitingly original is the North Polar Expedition, the CDTV version of which has been recreated from Virgin's earlier and much-praised CD-ROM version. It's the story of Sir Ranulph Fiennes' expedition to the North Pole, recorded during the actual expedition and presented as an interactive adventure. It's not a game, however: it's aimed primarily at educational use and looks likely to be very exciting indeed.
Last but by no means least is the intriguing new music teaching system Musicolor. Based on the avant garde theories of American music expert Candida Toobin. It aims to teach proper music notation and correct musical construction by the use of as many visual clues as possible, particularly colour. If it's half as effective as it promises to be. The results should be immediately satisfying.
Amiga CD leads in new ni-fi technology Two exciting new developments in hi-fi Cds are currently available more or less exclusively to Amiga CDTV owners. The first is CD+Graphics, in which audio is accompanied by some picture data: the second is CD-MIDI, in which audio is accompanied by MIDI data.
Both systems have been pioneered by music publishers Warner Brothers. Currently, there are only a few titles available, but the list is growing all the time.
CD+G or CD+Graphics discs are essentially just normal hi-fi audio discs and can be played on any CD player. However, with certain kinds of high-end CD players you can also gel a video output from these discs and feed it to your TV.
The data available for pictures is limited on these discs, but it's enough to do some quite competent images that scroll or flick, and is ideal for printing the lyrics up on screen. Whether or not it catches on in the long term remains to be seen, but the effect is certainly intriguing.
Amiga CDTV owners have one of the few kinds of CD players currently available that can display these discs. Titles released to date may be hard to gel hold of in the UK - they all originate in the US and some are strictly back catalogue material over there - so you may have to order them if you want to check some out. All are labelled on the cover to mark them out as discs with graphics.
The newest thing in hi-fi audio is CD+MIDI disc. There is. As far as we are aware, currently only one experimental recording available in this format: George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue.
The CD+MIDI disc includes MIDI files as well as audio tracks and currently the Amiga CDTV is the only machine that can make full use of them. The standard MIDI data can be used to play your MIDI keyboard live in your home via the CDTV's MIDI interface.
It's an exciting concept that has all sorts of implications for the future: imagine if as well as listening to Madonna’s latest album you could also download and play around with studio MIDI recordings of the songs. Much fun. The Gershwin disc is actually laid out as a kind of MIDI tutorial, with a narrator explaining some of the ideas before you listen to the MIDI-origi- Pick your most powerful weapon... Your Brain!
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At Power, we want to tell you just where you can stick your disks and worries. In fact we will show you. The slot in this picture belongs to our PC880B. The first intelligent disk drive. Insert a disk.
N Now you can back up at lightning q speeds using the inbuilt Blitz Amiga hardware*, with free software, (even if the disk is Atari or PC) and if your ¦y computer has a virus the PC880B will _1S stop it being written to the bootblock
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When you do not want these features, switch them off and the PC880B will sit quietly, without clicking, pretending to be simply an extra drive.
The PC880B, the only drive to introduce Blitz Amiga, the Power anti-click device and to combat viruses, is only available direct from Power, priced at just £69 95 We have noticed how pricey unintell- gent drives are. Perhaps, it's your turn to tell people where to stick it.
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While this may not be of use to you at the moment (the Amiga can only access 880K), watch this space for our new 'high density' Interface, on the market soon!
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Dozens of software companies will be showing off their unmissable new products; it's your chance to try them out for yourself and discover which software will do what you need.
SHOW 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.
IMBIIY IXHIBITION CKNTRI • 14 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. And there will be tutorial sessions on some of the leading products given by people who know the software backwards.
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 SOFTWARE See the latest products from the likes of Dlgita.
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Test them out for your self, then pick the one you want... The Amiga Power games arcade will feature only the latest and best games - and you'll have the chance to play them yourself.
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1991 EMPIRE SOFTWARE. OXFORD DIGITAL ENTERPRISES GAME DESIGN BY MYSTERY MACHINE AU RIGHTS RESERVED THE AMIGA IS jusl made for animalion.
Like Tenninalors and killing, animalion is what Ihe Amiga does: il’s all the Amiga does.
It’s not just that the Amiga makes it easy and cheap for creating colourful moving graphics and combining it with sampled sound effects and music. Nope. It goes deeper than that.
The Amiga's main purpose in life is what it's putting on the screen and pushing out of the speakers. Like all computers, the Amiga's whole structure is based around that monitor: a screen across which images flicker at the rate of one every twenty-fifth of a second, even if nothing on the screen appears to be moving.
Monitors arc like TV. And TV is like film: moving pictures which depend for their illusion of fluidity on the fact that once an image is changing faster than about 10 times a second. The human eye stops noticing the individual changes and sees only movement... The first 'movie' is believed to have been made by lightbulb inventor Thomas Edison in
1884. But the Victorians had already come up with the idea of the
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animated cartoon.
The simplest form of animation - and. Yes.
It is safe to try this at home, kids! - is the flip- book. Get a small note-book, then draw a series of pictures breaking a movement down into lots of small steps, with one picture on each page. Then flip through it rapidly with your thumb. No-onc knows how old the idea is. But it worked well enough to keep me entertained at the age of seven - and probably Walt Disney, too - and the basic technique of animation is called 'page-flipping' to this day.
The first animated movie appeared in 1924 and starred Felix the Cat. And the basic animation technique has hardly changed. Film runs at 24 frames per second, each frame on a film being a separate picture, like a huge long string of 35mm slide transparencies. Once science had discovered with live actors that real movement could be broken down into 24 steps per second, which when replayed would look very real, there was no reason not to turn the whole thing on its head: draw 24 images per second which change slightly and then you've got the illusion of movement.
Since those days, there have only been two big changes. Felix only appeared in black-and- white. As did his famous rival Mickey Mouse a few years later: but when Disney's 1928 Snow While animation went colour, it brought with it a new set of techniques. And as the pace of Twentieth Century technology speeded up. A thing called television appeared, bringing a newer, faster 25-frames-per-second standard.
So think about it. You've got a screen sat there in front of you jittering away at 25 frames per second: it wants to move! You've almost certainly got a copy of Deluxe Paint 111.
Probably the most widely-owned program on any home computer in the UK and the best animation tool for beginners that exists.
You've got no real excuse - get into motion!
Th-th-th- That's not all. Folks!
Animation is one of the best things you can do with your computer. It can develop into an absorbing and satisfying obsession, it makes the best use of all the many things the Amiga is best at: and yet it's fun, it's simple and it's cheap to get started with. Damien Noonan explains the ideas and the techniques behind the ideal use for your Amiga... Years ogo you would only expect big animation companies like Warner Bros to produce classic cartoons with characters like Messrs Fudd, Bunny and Duck. But that was then and this is now, because with your Amiga and a paint pockoge, like Deluxe
Point, you con produce great animations on a par with ole Bugs himself.
APRIL 1992 ERIC SCHWARTZ - SOMETHING TO AIM ATI Although Eric Schwartz, an American art student living In Ohio, Is only 20. He’s already a world-famous Amiga animator. His animations are technically quite simple, but what he does very well Is create lifelike movement, expressions and character. Because the Amiga makes the technical aspects pretty straightforward, you too could be producing cartoons like Eric’s with just a little practice.
Fans of the PD pages of Amiga Format will be no stronger to Eric Schwarts's burlesque Wily Coyote.
Where to start: the animator's techniques... Here's an in-depth look at how traditional animation works, which will also give you an idea of how Amiga programs have adapted these techniques.
TRADITIONAL ANIMATION The tradilional way of animating full-colour cartoons like a Walt Disney movie or a Looney Toons shorl is called ‘cel animation'. It's named after the see-through plastic film or 'cel' on which each character is painted.
A character like Bugs Bunny will start life as a ‘character sheet', a big piece of paper full of sketches by one of the top animators, showing the character in different poses and expressions, with notes on how to draw him.
Once the story is written and the sound is organised (see Page 38) the real work starts. The animators work on thin paper called ‘onion skin' so that they can see their picture for the previous frame while drawing the latest one.
The most important animators will only draw ‘key frames', the important poses at the start and end of a movement. Then the rest of the movement between the two key frames is filled in by a junior animator w ho is know n as an 'in-betweencr'.
When all the frames for a sequence are ready, they are taken away and filmed. At this stage the fames are all rough black-and-white line drawings, so this stage is called ‘line-testing'. It's there to make sure everything is moving properly and looks right. Similarly, rough sketches of the background are included in the line test to make sure the composition of each frame is right.
If all is well, the animators' sketches arc taken to the Ink and Paint department.
Here each character frame is traced onto cel. The colour filled in and the final crisp, colourful cartoon image appears. Meanwhile, backgrounds are painted up hv a specialised artist. These don't need to lie on cel and. Because they don't have to change every frame, they can usually have a lot more work put in.
Then the sequence is ready to be filmed. The movie camera is attached to a stand so it points downwards. Pegs are in place and holes are punched in cels and backgrounds so they can be carefully positioned on the pegs and held in place.
32 Each frame will have a background, plus any number of layers of cels on top: cels for the main characters, for other characters, for moving ‘special effects' such as rain, smoke or explosions. The cels arc referred to by level numbers: level one is the layer next to the background.
APRIL 1992 When they arc all in place, the frame can be shot by the camera and it's lime to take all the cels off and build the next frame. And. Of course, if a character doesn't move his cel can be left in place for the next frame.
ADD A DIGITISER AND GET SOME NEW OPTIONS!
A video digitiser is basically a box that plugs into your Amiga and can convert the signal from a video camera into an IFF picture. And this can give you all sorts of endless possibilities... INK-ON-PAPER ANIMATION AND LINE-TESTING There’s no reason why you shouldn't draw your animation on paper and then digitise it in frame by frame. You can then animate it and touch it up in Deluxe Paint. Professional studios use this method for ‘line-testing', checking a rough version to sec how it animates.
There's also a new animation package just out called Take 2 that uses this method: read the review on Page 120. Effectively.
Here's part o( a hand-drawn animation whal doing ls “sing tile Amiga thot's obout to be Dpainted. Instead of a stop-frame video camera.
CLAYMATION AND MODELS The technique of 'Claymation' used so successfully by Trapdoor and Aardman's Creature Comforts is very simple and you can do it on your Amiga. All they do is build plasticine models and move them slightly from frame to frame. They use either a movie camera or a stop-frame video recorder: an expensive kind of VCR that can record one frame at a time. You You could try the Aardman method - can use our Amiga and digitiser to grab Claymation: it's very controllable. One frame at a time instead.
BACKGROUNDS WITH VISTA !
A scene generator such as Vista, this month s almost-free Amiga Format Collection program, makes an excellent way of getting backgrounds for animations. It s particularly good for stuff like aeroplane animations, where you would particularly want an aerial view of some country, but there are many other possibilities. Imagine if you created a river, but coloured it grey: you’d have a perfect road for a driving anlm... ANIMATION TECHNIQUES ON THE AMIGA There are a couple of tricks of the trade that you are bound to find useful in your own animations: here's a brief run-through.
One very important choice that you have to make is how last you want your trame rate to be. Movie film moves at 24 frames every second, television pictures change at the rate of 25 frames a second, so these are the two standards to work to.
Using the set rate1 menu option in Deluxe Paint you can choose either of these or you can even go much quicker, but in practice you'll find that you'll actually want to go much slower.
Animation with one new picture every frame (animation In ones', or full animation) is actually much less common nowadays than animation that holds each drawing for two frames (animation ‘in twos', or partial animation).
This means that if you set the frame rate to 12 per second, you’re creating animations that are just as effective as the professional stuff: and you can actually get away with as little as eight frames per second.
APRIL 1992 Icel 43 of S3 ¦BRFTU1) EE' w y V2L ;B|T; VftVY n-t This rother complex looking effect, which is achieved in Disney Animation Studio, is termed the 'onion skin'. It allows you to see what previous movements your character has made.
Another handy thing to use, if you're drawing everything, on-screen is the onion-skin' effect. This is a way of imitating the way you can see your previous drawing through thin tracing paper while you're working on a new frame.
Onion-skin is automatic in the Disney Animation Studio, and it's very useful.
In Deluxe Paint IV there's a feature called light table, which works in a very similar way (it’s named after tables of glass with a light underneath that animators use to make their paper more see-through). But you can also make your own onion-skin effect in Deluxe Paint III if you want. Here's how you do it... When you've finished drawing your current frame, copy it to the next frame and move on. On the new frame, use the stencil and draw a solid block of pale grey over the screen so that you get a shadowy version of the image from the last frame. Now draw your new frame and the shadow acts
as an excellent guide. Once you've finished the new frame you can stencil everything except the pale grey and paint out the shadow with your background colour. Clever but simple, eh?
UVE ACTION AND ROTOSCOMNG If you use a digitiser such as Rombo's VIDI-Amiga. You can grab a series of frames from live action. This has much potential: you could combine real people into an animation (we knocked up a good imitation of the GamesMaster from the TV programme of the same name) or you can use it for what's known as 'roloscoping-.
Rotoscoping means drawing an animation over live action, so that it looks like a cartoon but moves more realistically. It was used notably in the cartoon film Lord of the Kings and was well employed in the game Prince of Persia, where the game's designer took pictures of his brother jumping around the flat and drew the animation for the main character based 011 that!
CREDIT WHERE IT'S DUE We are indebted to Stan Hayward, script writer for the Henry's Cat series and an Amiga animator himself, for his many ideas on character animation. Stan is also preparing a CDTV disc on animation, in co-operation with Ted Rockley. Whom we thank for the Walk Cycle on Page 36. The PD disks for the Walker demo. Eric Schwartz’s animations and Tobias Richter's Landing demo can be obtained from most good PD libraries, but ours were supplied by NBS (09383 529594). They're well worth a look if you haven't seen them.
A digitiser is an excellent way of getting raw material. You can digitise pictures from magazines. Books or even the telly (if your digitiser works in 'real time).
A good example is the demo animation that comes with Deluxe Paint IV. You could also imitate the Monty Python style of cut-outs, or at a simpler level do the kind of stuff you sec on Rolf Harris's Cartoon Time, w ith simple paper shapes making up your animation (a good one for younger kids, parents!)
CUT-OUTS. COLLAGES AND PHOTO-MONTAGES Models are also useful for animaiion. Cither just as raw material for a more realistic picture or in their own right. The only thing that is not really considered to be animation at all is puppets, because they were moving in the first place (animation is considered to be something that moves on film, but not in real life).
Amiga animation programs There are really only three animation packages that are used on the Amiga, and you've probably got one of them already! Here's how they compare... If you want to get into animation, the first point of call is Deluxe Paint III or IV. Phone Electronic Arts (0753 49442) If you've an older version and want an upgrade).
Most people will have a copy of one of these programs: if you've never used it for animation, shame on you!
The essence of the Deluxe Paint animation system Is that you set a number of frames and each one can be displayed on screen In turn for you to draw in your animation. Important shortcuts to know are the number keys 1 and 2 for previous frame and next frame, and number key 4 for play.
Deluxe Paint imitates cel animation with the unique and original idea of the 'animbrush'. It’s the same as a normal brush (you can pick up a part of the screen with a transparent background and stamp it down anywhere) but an animbrush changes each frame: so it makes it easy to pick up a series of pictures of, say.
A character walking and stamp them down in order over a bunch of frames with a ready-drawn background. It’s both flexible and clever, and you should go and learn how to use it right now.
Another important Amiga animation package is MovleSetter (around £50 Gold Disk via Silica 081-309 1111). It's old and It's always been Ignored, but It's the package that Eric Schwartz has used for many of his most popular Amiga cartoons.
MoiveSetter also alms to give you an Amiga version of cel animation. Its way of working is actually very clever and simple: you use separate program to draw up or arrange the frames for your characters, then you use a kind of movie construction kit to place the cels over the backgrounds. A nice touch is that it's easy to create a scrolling background: and it’s also easy to add sound effects in MoivieSetter.
Finally there's the Disney Animation Studio (£79 Disney via Silica 081-309 1111).
This is designed purely and exclusively for doing line-drawn character animations, because it sticks rigidly to traditional Disney cel animation techniques.
It breaks down the animation process Into three. You start with the Pencil Test (US term for line test) where you sketch up and animate your character as a line drawing.
Then you move to the Exposure sheet, where you can decide how long each frame is displayed for, you can add sound effects and music, and you can repeat, cut or move bits of the animation. Then finally you move to Ink and Paint, where you colour In the finished animation.
Disney Is fun and effective, but It's really only suited for character animation: it's a lot less powerful than Deluxe Paint.
One advantage it has is that every frame of an animation can use a completely different palette of colours. It also saves animations in its own file format, which can be a pain: most programs use the standard ANIM file format pioneered by Dpalnt.
APRIL 1992 The basics of character animation The most challenging and enjoyable area of animating is character animation, which basically covers anything in which an object, creature or person is animated to behave in a human-like way.
Whether it's an Eric Schwartz aeroplane, a wily coyote or a postbox that comes to life doesn't really matter: there are a few basic techniques of exaggeration that you can use to make it seem more cartoony and lifelike.
ANTICIPATION Nobody actually docs this - or do they? It's the way a cartoon character will lift his elbows and a knee and pose before zipping off: you know it? A movement can have much more impact if you more or less warn people in advance that it is about to happen. Anticipation can also be a look or an expression.
ANTICIPATION: this is one of the most THE ANTICIPATION CHEAT: you ton octu- useful cortoon techniques. Prepore a thor- oily skip the 'vanishing' movement if otter for motion. You've used a good anticipate.
The anticipation cheat: If you get a character to strike an anticipation pose, you can then vanish him with a little 'he's gone' trick like a puff of smoke. This gives the impression of rapid movement even if you haven't drawn it. A good sound effect helps immensely.
INERTIA (STRETCH) AND MOMENTUM (SOUASH) When something starts moving, it has to overcome its inertia - its in-built tendency to want to stay still. If you're aware of this, it helps in animation of realistic things, like a spacecraft taking off: you'll want to take a few frames of acceleration as something gradually builds up to speed, not have it suddenly zip off at full pelt, so you'll w ant it to move very little at the start of a movement and much further as the movement goes on.
In character animation, this idea is heavily exaggerated: a character might skid and run on the spot, unable to get moving against his own weight: or you could use the 'pantomime horse' effect of the front starting off and the back end being left behind.
Equally, once something is moving it has a natural tendency not to want to stop.
This can be used by making a character skid or concertina up when he. She or it is trying to come to a halt.
INERTIA AND MOMENTUM: when the car is at rest, its proportions are normal. As an anticipation action it squashes slightly, then as it tears away it stretches. When it has to screech to o halt it squashes up again.
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Ki Uj § a One of the key things to consider is what your character is made of, and let that determine how he behaves. It doesn't much matter whether this is consistent from scene to scene, but at any particular moment what happens will depend on what a character is made of.
THE EXAGGERATION RUI "Take it as far as you think you safely can: and then double it."
The classic example of cartooning is. For many an expert, the great Tex Avery's Looney Toons, where almost anything could be dramatically over-exaggerated. The development of the bulging eyes is a classic example.
Whot happens when a character gets hit on the head, if he's made of wood... ...hat it might be very different if he were made of metal, rubber, concrete ond so on.
Think of examples: Tom and Jerry is good research!
WEIGHT Particularly with inanimate objects that your character interacts with, it's very important to consider how much anything weighs, and do everything you can to bring that over. You can then use the inertia momentum rules appropriately... THE DISAPPEARING TRICK If you want something to appear insubstantial, like smoke or a water drop, the best way is to make it shrink and vanish over a couple of frames.
WALK CYCLE Many actions can be broken down into a simple set that are repeated over and over again. This is known as a 'cycle'. The classic example is the 'walk cycle', where the movements of the legs and hands as well as the up-and-down motion of the body are pretty crucial. If you know how to do a decent walk cycle you're well ahead, so here's a basic one for you to follow... THE CLOSE-UP CHEAT You can show a character in motion w ithout having to draw a lot of the tricky bits if you close in on, say, head and shoulders. You can also show a character's reaction to an event taking place
off-screen, especially if you use a good sound-effecl, without having to draw it.
ZOOMING It should be easy enough for you to zoom in and zoom out of a scene over a few frames, and it's a good way of moving to use the close-up cheat.
PANNING Moving the background across the screen will make it look as if the camera is panning across. If you want, you could pul a character doing a walk cycle on top of a moving background: this sort of thing is easy with Deluxe PainI anintbrushes. Try panning so that the camera ‘catches up' a moving figure.
IDEASx THINGS THAT ONLY A COMPUTER CAN DO The computer hasn't really made an enormous impact on the world of animation. There's only one technique that's really distinctive and original, and that's the use of 3D modelling and ray-tracing packages.
APRIL 1992 The best-known animator using these techniques is John Lassiter, creator of the Anglepoise Lamp animation and the famous Tin Toy. While reasonably witty, these are still very much seen by animation experts as being clever for the way they're done, but not really terribly interesting for any other reason.
Computer animation of this sort tends now to be used mainly in advertising - the Smartles and Fox’s Classic biscuits adverts are good examples - but because It's an exclusively computer-originated look, it's very popular on the Amiga and in fact, some of the best examples of pure computer animation are Amiga demos.
Amiga 3D animation packages work by 'modelling' objects as sets of 3D coordinates and then 'rendering' them to give a pseudo-realistic look to the surfaces. While the process Is very clever, using complex equations to judge how light bounces off objects giving supposedly realistic highlights and shadows, 3D ray-traced animations are still most commonly identified by the artificiality of their simple shapes and shiny, colourful objects.
All the same, 3D animation packages tend to make life very easy for the animator: most will let you design an object and then tell it where to move over a number of frames, leaving the computer to do the hard work of actually drawing all those frames.
In professional use, 3D computer animation is mostly used as a tool for special effects in llve-action movies: and on the Amiga, 3D computer animation is used most effectively to Imitate that kind of special effects, particularly in some excellent science fiction and space demos, such as the work of arch- Sfar Trek fan, the German Tobias Richter. You can get many of Tobias’s demos through PD libraries.
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F iOM ] VISA 1 $ X 3 vO m ___ 1-T Adding sound to your animation It makes all the difference if your animation has sound effects and possibly even music. Here are a few tips on how to create a soundtrack... HOW TO GET YOUR SOUNDS If you do a dcccnl long animalion and end up recording il onlo video, you can always do the soundtrack by dubbing il onto the video tape itself. Even some home VCRs usually have an audio dub facility nowadays.
But for the most part you will probably want to create something that you can run from the Amiga, so you'll be using various sound samples.
When you've recorded a bit of sound you want, you can then use the sampling software to play around with it. Cutting out bits you don't need, changing the pitch and even reversing bits if you want. When you've got just the noise you're after, you save it to disk: sound samples, just like pictures, are saved on the Amiga in a standard file format called IFF. Which most programs can use.
Samplers are easy to use. Great fun to play with and you can at them surprisingly cheaply. A few recommendations of w hat we think arc the best samplers to buy are made in a panel on this page.
HOW TO ADD YOUR SOUNDS How you precisely match up your sound effects with your animation depends partly on what program you arc using, but essentially it's a tremendously simple common-scnse process.
If you've made your animation in a program specifically designed for animalion, like MovieScltcr. You add your soundtrack in the same program. If on the other hand you've created the animation in a paint program like Deluxe Paint, which doesn't cater for sound, you'll need another program that allows you to organise pictures and sound together. Such a program is usually referred to as an animation sequencer.
An animation sequencer will very often allow you to combine several short animations into one long sequence. This also has the advantage that the final long animation is loaded piecc-by-piece into the computer's memory when you run it.
If you're not familiar with sampling, it's simple enough. All you do is attach a piece of sampling hardware to your Amiga and plug in cither a microphone or a sound lead from your hi-fi. Your video player or whatever. You're then ready to record your sounds.
The sampling software on your Amiga records sound by slicing it up into digital information, exactly like what's on a CD player. It's just as easy using a sampler as using a tape recorder, the only major difference being that you are recording directly into the computer’s memory rather than onto any kind of tape.
And so it will run on a computer that has less RAM.
The actual process of timing the sound effects is dead easy. All you have to do is place the sound effect next to the frame you want it to start on and specify how long it will go on for. To give an example, if you had one character hilling ¦ another over the head with a frying pan.
All you have to do is find the frame where the pan makes contact and place your "bonngggg" sound so that it plays that frame.
Alternatively, you may want a continuing noise, like the engine noise of a plane or car as il moves along. This will generally be a very short sample repealed a lot of times, simply because a short sample will take up less memory.
Finally, something like music will be a bit more complicated. How you add this depends on the program you are using, but most will let you start playing a tune at any point and leave it playing until you specify it to stop. Again, because everything is done frame by frame in animation, it's very easy to time it properly.
MAKING A SELF-PLAYING ANIMATION DISK Last of all, you may very well want to set up your animation so that it plays off a stand-alone disk. Most animation packages - and again, Deluxe Paint IV is a shining example - do actually come with a player' program, which Is a tiny little program that you can squeeze onto a disk together with your animation and it will play your cartoon when you double-click on an icon. It's an easy short step, once you know a little about Workbench that is, to creating a self-booting disk that will automatically play your animation when you switch on and put a disk
into the drive.
Most player programs are freely-dlstributable, which means that anyone is allowed to get a copy without paying for it. This means that you can give copies of your animation to friends, or send it to a Public Domain library so that they can be distributed. And who knows? Fame and fortune may be just around the corner... When do you do the soundtrack? Well, more often than not, you do It tlrst of all. Before you even do the animation. And If there's speech (dialogue) In the soundtrack, definitely first.
The main reason lor this is that the process of llp-synchlng' - synchronising the movements of a character's lips so that they are synchronised with the words - is one of the most difficult things to do convincingly. It's probably difficult because most of us do a lot of unconscious lip-reading when we’re watching someone speak, but whatever the reason, it's always glaringly obvious and generally very Irritating if the movements of a character's mouth are out of step with the sounds.
Trying to record speech so that it will fit the mouth movements of a character - ‘post-synching’, as it's known - is very difficult, so dialogue is Invariably prerecorded and the action made to fit it. It's also easier to draw and time a character's mouth movements II you know exactly what noises the character is supposed to be producing.
In fact, the timing of fitting the action to the dialogue is the trickiest problem in animation and is the main reason why the whole production process Is When do I do the soundtrack?
If your pictures and sounds are to fit together well, it's important to plan them carefully. Here's how the professionals do it... LIP-SYNCHING MADE EASY!
The only really tricky task when you are adding sound to an animation is making sure that a character’s lips move properly to tit the words. It's not an easy thing to get right, but it you use this set ot simple mouth shapes as a starting point, you can't go tar wrong. Try making the movement from one shape to the next How, and also try watching yourself speak In a mirror to see how your mouth moves.
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At this point, everyone concerned should have a pretty good Idea of what the mood and action Is in each scene and how It affects the dialogue, so the dialogue can be recorded and edited. Now the animation can be constructed to fit it, and the last and most rigid form of production control Is brought In. This Is called the dope sheet'.
The dope sheet, so callled because even a complete Idiot shouldn't be able to go wrong using one, is an exact description of what happens in every single frame. Generally It'll be laid out on paper with rows and columns, one row (or each frame and columns for descriptions of background, cels, visual sheets and the soundtrack. Hopefully foolproof.
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CDTV IMAGES OVER A VIDEO SIGNAL PROVIDED BY ANY STANDARD VIDEO SOURCE CUMANA 3.5‘ DRIVE CDTV COMPATIBLE AND STYLED IN MATCHING BUCK.
(Same spec as CAX 354 on page 4 ol dns adrerbsement) Many Amiga Accessories 8 Peripherals (eg Primers, Disk Drives. Software etc.) are compaliile wilt! CDTV Please phone us lor compatabkly irtormalion.
HARWOODS AMIGA PRO-GEN NEW LOWER PRICE IMAGINE, IF YOU CAN, THE CONCEPT OF A NEW, MORE POWERFUL AMIGA... ...WITH 1 MEGABYTE OF MEMORY, AND A COMPACT DISK DRIVE OF ALMOST INFINITE SIZE. A DISK DRIVE SO VAST, IT CAN STORE HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DIGITS OF 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 OF CDTV THE INTEGRAL COMPACT DISK DRIVE, IS THE KEY TO THE POWER Of CDTV. ITS STORAGE CAPACITY IS EQUIVALENT TO AROUND A QUARTER OF A MILLION FULL PAGES OF TEXT THIS WHEN INTEGRATED WITH THE 1 MB OF INTERNAL AMIGA CIRCUITRY, CREATES A SYSTEM, WHICH FROM A CD DISK, CAN GIVE YOU ACCESS TO AN UNIMAGINABLE SPECTRUM OF REAL WORLD IMAGES. NEVER SEEN COMBINED BEFORE. THESE VIVID IMAGES, WITH WORDS AND SOUNDS, GIVE YOU A WHOLE NEW DIMENSION IN HOME EDUCATION, ENTERTAINMENT & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY.
AND., D0N7 FORGET, THAT CDTV CAN PLAY IN SUPERB QUALITY, ANY NORMAL AUDIO MUSIC CD. AND IT CAN ALSO PLAY THE NEW CdrG DISKS, WHICH GIVE DIGITAL SOUND AND ON SCREEN GRAPHICS.
Pinx mtu the abmt fbMopaph shows SpecWcotor which has mm hm rrptoerd by PkMm PauU 2 0 PRO-GEN Amiga Genlock The Progen AMIGA Genkx* allows you to mix your Amiga display with any PAL video signal whether 4 is tram a VCR, Laserdisk player or a Camcorder. In lad any Item ol video equpment which outputs a PAL composite video signal Comtwied with the Amiga computer the ProGen gives you the tadlities o( a special ettects i video trtkng suite Take your own films 8 give them a professional look by OVERUYING TITLES or by SUPER IMPOSING YOUR OWN GRAPHICS created in packages Ike Photon Part 2.0 or Deluxe
Part ProGen is scppbed with mere lusons superb Photon Part 2.0 package FREE A powerful lo-and rt resolution hold and morkty (HAM) part program, with overscan (NTSCiPAL) and special efteos lor your Amiga Computer ndudng all Ihe ttowmg... Contour Mapping: drapes a brush over a 30 landscape’ Pod rtensKy values decide the peaks and valeys. Whto a speaaly developed ray tracing algorithm maps die mage precisely Surface Mapping: around 3D objects, both geometric and tree hand drawn Luminance: sets the tght source and rtensrty Shadowing aulomabcady with control ol sue and oltsel Brush Control: twist
61 resue. Ip. Rotate, bend, adiustahte aansparency.
Stretch etc etc. PLUS LOTS MORE1 A great program afcmng use o1409$ colours Choce c4 horu vert page prrt. Negatives, ana akasng dthered pmt. Adaptable bnhgtness etc ON CD DISKS NOW AVAILABLE, THERE ARE EDUCATIONAL PACKAGES, ENCYCLOPAEDIAS PACKED WITH REFERENCE INFORMATION. STUNNING GAMES. MUSIC SYSTEMS AND MANY OTHER NEW AND VARIED SUBJECTS, INCLUDING WHOLE WORLD ATLASES OR EVEN THE COMPLETE WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE, EACH ON ONE CD DISK!!' CDTV - NOTHING LESS THAN REVOLUTIONARY FREE CDTV STARTER PACK!!!
WHEN YOU CHOOSE YOUR CDTV FROM GORDON HARWOOD, NOT ONLY DO YOU GET OUR LEGENDARY SERVICE, BUT WE GIVE YOU A CDTV STARTER PACK, TO GET YOU EXPLORING YOUR NEW WORLD - STRAIGHTAWAY.
THIS INCLUDES A SUPERB SELECTION OF CD DISK TITLES INCLUDING THE WELCOME TUTORIAL & HUTCHINSONS ENCYCLOPAEDIA. PLUS... FOUR GAMES, SHERLOCK HOLMES & THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES. SIM CITY, CHAOS IN ANDROMEDA, AND THE ACCLAIMED LEMMINGS, WORTH IN TOTAL ALMOST £170.00. IN ADDITION IS THE INFRARED REMOTE CONTROLLER, AND ALL THE HARDWARE NEEDED TO GET YOU CONNECTED.
How it works: STOP PRESS PROGOl ?OWHCllJttSAVWY VERSATIE MATKMNtHBfl VWO TO GefCQCX CoiCCTVMj CARLE BT TH6 AU.CWS «* «* TO BE LSD STTWGfTAWAY WITH tfiSTPOPUAR vao Kumar, nmcur t « keo to urn am n« correct aw* ECTMJCAftfS MS HT CAN ALSO BE USED TO C9 £CTMOT)€R WAYS
* KSTOVCR* A WT TO START YOU «KT FIOI T € M3MENT YOU CREN T €
BOX* ALL THIS FOR JUST £499.95 CDTV IS THE SAME SIZE AND STYLE
AS MOST VIDEO RECORDERS, SO IT CAN SIT UNOBTRUSIVELY ABOVE OR
BELOW YOUR HOME TV AND,OR HI-FI. AND WITH ITS INFRARED REMOTE
CONTROLLER. IT CAN BE OPERATED FROM YOUR ARMCHAIR BUT PERHAPS
MOST IMPORTANTLY, IF YOU ARE A COMPUTER ENTHUSIAST, REMEMBER
THAT INSIDE EVERY CDTV, IS AN AMIGA, JUST WAITING TO BE USED.
SO LATER ON, YOUU BE ABLE TO BUY THE OPTIONAL KEYBOARD AND DISK
DRIVE. TO GET INTO THE WORLD OF AMIGA COMPUTING. PRINTERS.
DIGITISERS, GENLOCKS AND OTHER ACCESSORIES.CAN ALL BE CONNECTED
TO GIVE ACCESS TO MANY OTHER EXCITING FACILITIES, AND ALSO MANY
OF THE EXISTING SOFTWARE PACKAGES AVAILABLE FOR THE AMIGA
COMPUTER.
NEVER BEFORE HAS THERE BEEN SO MUCH POTENTIAL FROM ONE NEW STUNNING SYSTEM, PACKED WITH r“:,,h2oONLY £99.95 TODAYS TECHNOLOGY.!
CAU IN AND SEE US FOR YOUR PERSONAL DEMONSTRATION. OR PHONE US FOR YOUR FREE DETAILED CDTV INFORMATION PACK Mode Switch-box for Genlocks Features Indude Compatible With The Pro-Gen And Rendale 8802 Supplied With Genlock Extender Cable Worth £9.95 Switch box Switches Between Foreground, Back ground, Video And Computer Modes £29.95 'Finance turns an available subject to slants i fur must products: please see our onlenitg panel at ll e eml of this adieu for fall details All our packs contain the new Amiga A500 Plus.
11. 3 Amiga* may still be available to special order, please
enquire.)
NOW SUPPLIED WITH A FREE
3. 5" DISK HEAD CLEANER for optimum reliability BLACK CDTV
COMPATIBLE VERSION AVAILABLE NOW!!!
AMIGA DRIVES & MEMORY Switch, S Throughport Access Light
- V Compatible with Amiga 500 1000 15(XV2000 30 and CDTV £57.95
mTnrffl i'JH.i'Jir
- i Features Include
- V Long connecting cable 5r 1Mb, (880K Formatted] NEW- IGVP
52-105Mb HARD DISK DRIVE WITH MEMORY EXPANSIONS OF UP TO 8Mb.
Capacities ot 52 or 105Mb available ¦' Connects to sidecar bus on L H side of A500 A500 Plus ¦J Autoboots with Kickstart 1.3 2.0, boot enable disable switch 1 Sockets for up to 8 Mb of RAM expansion i«$ ot u 31* SCSI Port allows up to 7 other devices to be connected Supplied with easy to use software
- 2 Year Warranty Complete with dedicated PSU .1 Mini slot for
future expansion capabilities '( PC-AT Emulator planned to be
available for 1992 C 5 LU RAM SIZE CAPACITY 52Mb. 105Mb.
O rr 0Mb.
£359.95 £549.95 Q_ 2Mb.
£429.95 £629.95 l_L_ 4Mb.
£509.95 £749.95 o 8Mb.
I £699.95 £929.95 EDUCATION SOFTWARE ft DON'T JUST PLAY GAMES WHEN YOU CAN LEARN WITH YOUR AMIGA TOO!
MCRO MATHS - 24 easy to use programs loi GCSE fO £21.95 LOW) rowon or set Mon MEGA MATHS A 9 level step by step Xrton tome. For £21.95 mawte Winners. 'A' Level strifes S Woo Mats users MICRO FRENCH • GCSE French tution or revision reuse £21.95 Covers both spoken S urtlen French MICRO ENTRJSH-A cotrplete programs olseMMionn) £21.95 lo GCSE standard PRIMARY MATHS COURSE Ages 3 to 12, Complete £21.95 24 Programme Coorse.
SPELL 800K Ages 4lo 6, Developed with Ihelielpol a £17.95 Pnmaty ScroX Head Teacher lo ad speAng skMs PROF: Hunts tor Words Hwi dies tor Plot and las joug £24.95 aufern. Cflidren can Ixrt lor eords and complele a Stxj PROFrLooO a Worts You feed Prat aromJ he screen £24.95 searOwrgta liners to confeie Hie norts 17 levels d play PROF:Makes Sentences CdMren hep Prol. Make ip £24.95 sentences ty uryuntling sequences ol wonls grea aamaton PROF:Pleys a New Gan* Comes with a story fekaufe £24.95 tape, and an lustrated rasing book.
HARWOODS AMIGA 1Mb PRO-RAM PLUS 00 so ADD MORE POWER TO YOUR AMIGA 500 PLUS WITH A FULL 1Mb. MEMORY UPGRADE!!!
1Mb. RAM expansion for the Amiga 500 Plus Gives a total of 2Mb. Of RAM Easily fitted without any dismantling in the trapdoor expansion slot underneath Amiga. DOESNT invalidate your warranty!
Low power consumption 2 Yr Guarantee!
A GREAT NEW OFFER FROM HARWOODS
* £44.95 v
0. 5 Mb PRO-RAM Compatible with Amiga A500 and 500 Plus Jjt Gives
A500 a total ol 1Mb Memory .dock £*00 OR Gives 500 Plus a
total ol 1.5Mb Memory , wQ AMIGA SOFTWARE Music-X: The
ultimate software lor professional MIDI sequencing The
software includes a configurable Itxanan and a synthesiser
patch ednor. All you need lo recreate a song can be recalled
trom one pertormance file including sequences. MIDI routing,
sync setup, keybderd maps I synthesiser or drum machine patch
libraries. NEW LOW PRICES • £54.95 or |usl £74.95 with
midi-interlace!
MIDI INTERFACE (5 Port): In, Out, Through plus 2 switchable ihru' out. Includes cable £24.95 AMOS: AMOS allows you to access the power ot the Amiga with ease. 500 different commands make AMOS a sophisticated development language. The AMOS animation language allows you to create complex animation sequences. 300 page manual and over 80 example programs £49.95 Amot Add on Modules: (BOTH require Amos prog.) L.'li'IUlilhld JI1 Amos Compiler Amos 3D L,”r|.f.'h.T7rTTtt»3,L-«-i*M SuperBase 4: Most powerful database available lor the Amiga.Combines the ease ol use ol Super- Base 2 with a versatile
progranvratg language so that you can taior your data to your own speofic needs lor dutvbusines&Hxary records etc £229.95 Lattice C: An ideal tool tor the C programmer whether experienced ot a novice. The best way lo create applications for the Amiga Fully supports Motorola chpset Nearly 300 functions optimised to help the uset write the tightest possfcle code Includes screen editor Most Amiga C books are based around lattice. (Requires either 2 floppy dnves OR a hard disk drive) £199.95 Deluxe Paint IV: Latest version ot the Amigas first, and still the best, paint and animation package, now
including HAM mode. (1 Mb. Minimum memory ot more recommended) £79.95 Vldi, The Complete Colour Solution: Vidi with RGB Splitter, Frame Grabber S Digitiser. Grabs moving colour video into 16 grey scale frames (up to 16 frames in 1 Mb. Amiga) and digitises from still colour video source in up to 4096 colours in less than 1 second! Requires home VCR or video camera tor grabbing. Requires video camera or VCR with perfect pause tor digitising. Now comes with Photon Paint 2.0 ABSOLUTELY FREE OF CHARGE!!! £179.95 MASTERSOUND: High quality ¦mono" sampler (best lor sampling instruments etc.) £36-95
THE ABOVE IS JUST A SMALL SAMPLE FROM OUR EXTENSIVE RANGE Of THOUSANDS OF SERIOUS. EDUCATION AND RECREATION TITLES WE CAIfTUST THEM ALL HERE SO PLEASE CALL US IE YOU CAMT SEE THE PROGRAM YOU REQUIRE. ITS PROBABLY IN STOCK Pen Pal,, WORD PK(XKNNOK1 ATABANK With Ivn Pal ytm can mix text. 40Vf» atkiur gjnpluo. & (lain in ways no (ithcr w p can! "lfs handling of graphic?. In unsurpassed: Pen Pal is the unly wxwd protcaur I tested that will automatically wrap text round graphkx. , Amiga Wurkl.
July *90 °»rv £79.95 I'hN PAL complete WITH 512K Amiga PAM Expansion onlr..S99.95!
ALFRETON DERBYSHIRE The Closer you look, The Better we look.
PRINTER ACCESSORIES I FREE ACCESSORIES RINTERS CITIZEN PRINTER ACCESSORIES: Citizen 120D« Sheel Feeder £69.95 Citizen 120D+ Parallel Interface £49.95 Citizen 120D+ CBMC64 Serial Interface £49.95 Citizen 124D32K Butler £13.95 Citizen 124D Semi-Auto SheetFeeder £39.95 Citizen 124D Automatic Sheet Feeder £79.95 Citizen 124D Printer Stand £24.95 Citizen Swift 9 Semi-Auto SheetFeeder £39 95 Citizen Swift 9 Automatic Sheet Feeder £79.95 Citizen Swift 9 Printer Stand £24.95 Citizen Swift 9X Printer Stand £34.95 Citizen Swift 9X Automatic Sheet Feeder £139.95 Citizen Swift 24 32K Printer Buffer £13.95
Citizen Swift 24 Semi-Auto Sheet Feeder £39.95 Citizen Swift 24 Automatic Sheet Feeder £79.95 Citizen Swift 24 Printer Stand £24.95 STAR PRINTER ACCESSORIES: de a standard Centronics Parallel Port Star LC-20 Mono Pnnter Automatic SheetFeeder £74.95 StarLC24-10 Mono Printer 32K Bufler £67.95 £67.95 Automatic SheetFeeder £74.95 Star LC-200 Colour Pnnter Automatic SheetFeeder £74.95 Star LC 24-200 Mono Colour Printers 32K Printer Buffer £34.95 Automatic SheetFeeder £74.95 Star SJ48 Printer Automatic Sheet Feeder £54.95 Nr-Cad Battery £39.95 Star XB 24-200 Colour Pnnter Pull Tractor £34.95 Font
Cartridges- Styles To Be Announced £29.95 128K Centronics Printer Buffer £89.95 Automatic SheetFeeder £114.95 Dual Bin SheetFeeder £429.95 Star XB 24-250 Colour Printer Pul Tractor £34.95 Font Cartridges- Styles To Be Announced £29.95 128K Centronics Pnnter Buffer £89.95 Automatic SheetFeeder £174.95 Dual Bin SheetFeeder £469.95 Citizen Swift 24X Auto Sheet Feeder Citizen Swift 24X Printer Stand £139.95 £34.95 HEWLETT PACKARD PAINTJET PRINTER ACCESSORIES: Hewlett Packard PaintJet Black Ink cartridge £25 95 Colour Ink Cartridge Single Sheet Printer Paper £17.95 Z-Fold Printer Paper £15.95
Transparency Paper: Pack of 50 Sheets £52 95 £159.95 3 Simultaneous, continuous and single sheet stationery 240 dpi Graphics 3 240 x STAR LC200 9 PIN COLOUR PRINTER -185 40 cps This is the one in our packs!
3 80 Column Dot Matnx 3 240 dpi • 9 Pin COLOUR 3 16K Butter, 8 Resident Fonts 3 PusNpul tractor t rearbottom feeds 3 Reverse paper leeds CITIZEN SWIFT 9 PIN COLOUR - 16Q 40cps New super high spec 9P«i colou pmter 3 8K Butter 4Fonts 3 240 x 240 dpi Colour Graphics _i Push and pul tractor built-in 3 Best text quality in our 9Pxi range 3 Feed tor labefemulti pan stationery 3 2 Year Citizen wananty STAR SJ48 INKJET PRINTER £209.95 Mero paper 3 Suppked with colour 8 mono rbbons 3 Paper park with auto single sheet bating 3 Programmable trom front panel 3 12 mor(h warranty £219.95 UlSO N Hi CD pom
o oc UJQ-CC £249.95 New super high quality bubble ink tel
printer ? 64 Nozzle Ink )et 3 Emulates Epson LQ and IBM
Proprintot tor lull compatibility 3 Complete with AC adaptor 3
Large 28K Butter 3 360 X 360 dp near laser print quality 3
Optional Ni-Cad battery lot mains tree operation STAR LC24 200
24 PIN MONO - 220 55 cps- r,dq Qr Mono version ol LC24 200
Colour, same spec except lor a smaller 7K butler LZ99.95 Z CE
UJ cc O'*0- STAR LC24 200 24 PIN COLOUR - 220 55 cps Colour
version ol the LC24-200 Mono 3 80 Column Dot Matnx £299.95 3
Paper park with auto smgle sheet loadmo 3 Micro paper teed.
Max. paper wxjlh 11.r 3 Suppked with mono ribbon 3 Faster than
the old LC24-10 3 Extra font cartridges avalable 3 Program trom
Iront panel. No DIP swetfies 3 12 mor*i warranty 360 dpi 24 Pin
MONO 30K Butter (c 10 I Front Panel Pitch Selection Pusrvpul
tractor 6 rear bottom leeds Reverse paper teed lexpandable)
(Fonts CITIZEN 1200* CITIZEN 124 CITIZEN SWIFT 9 SWIFT
24 24E 224 STAR LC10 20 STARLC200 STAR LC24 200 STAR XB RANGE
NEW 24 Pin CITIZEN 224 COLOUR -160 53 cps Brand New. Lowest
cost colour 24 Pm printer, anywhere1 3 80 Column Dot Matrix
with 4 Fonts 3 Push 8 pul tractor teeds 3 360 dpi-24 Pm COLOUR
3 Complete paper parking facilities.
3 8K Butter expandable to 32K 3 Supplied with mono 8 colour nbbons s iront panel controls 3 Fuf2Year £259.95 BLACK COLOUR £4.95 BLACK COLOUR £6.95 ZX9 BLACK COLOUR £8.95 Z24 BLACK COLOUR £8.95 Z24 3 Easy to use front panel controls 2 Year Citizen Warranty NEW 24 Pin CITIZEN SWIFT 24E COLOUR -180 60 cps - poiq qc Brand New, supeib specification colour 24 Pin printer. LJ19.93 3 80 Column Dot Matrix with 7 Fonts 3 PuslVpull 8 bottom tractor leeds 3 360 dpi-24 Pin COLOUR 3 Complete paper parking facilities.
3 8K Butter expandable to 32K 3 Supplied with mono 8 colour ribbons 3 Easy to use LCD panel controls 3 Full 2 Year Citizen Wananty NEW FASTER STAR XB 24 PIN COLOUR rnnn nr RANGE XB24-200 8 XB24-250 - 275 80 cps £399.95 These NEW top ol the range Stars replace the XB24 10 8 X824 15.8 otter the best possible quality dot matnx printing STAR SJ48 INK CARTRIDGE £499.95 24-2S0 Colour 3 Exceptional prmtquakty 3 4 x48Pm super letter quality lonts 3 14 x24Pm near letter quatty lonts 3 Butter 29K(: 3 360x360 dpi Colour 3 12mthson-s«e warranty 8 76K (XB 24 250) Mainland) HEWLETT PACKARD PAINTJET COLOUR
A4 INKJET £599 95 Our best quality M colour printer at a reakstc price - 3 Paralel Centronics or Serial RS232 l F (speedy with order, MAC op«ion available) 3 For presentation graphicsDTP. CAD and technrcaVsoerrtific applications 3 A lull page ol colour graphics m 4 minutes (typical) 3 Non impact printing. 3 Will print transparencies 3 virtually silent. 43dba 3 12 Months on-site wananty (UK Mainland) STARSCRIPT - 4ppm POSTSCRIPT COMPATIBLE LASER £1099 95 A4 Laser Printer, will connect to PC. Amiga, Atari ST, Macintosh etc. e to 5Mb. 3 Serial and Parallel Interlaces 3300 DPI, 2Mb I 3
Emulations inc: HP Series II. Epson 312month on site wananty (UK Mainland) EX800. IBM Proprinter 8 Diablo 630 3 49 quality lonts built-in 3 Complete with •Starscripf (Stars postsenpt language emulation) 3 Appletalk tor connection to Macmtosh 3 Every desktop publishers Oream SEE OUR LIST OF ACCESSORIES FOR BOTH STAR AND CITIZEN PRINTERS, ALL AT COMPETITIVE PRICES!
All the characters Per Second speeds quoted above are DraWLO at tOcpi BOOK SHOP ALIK RT WE At WATS CARRY LARGE STOCKS Of THE HILL RANGE ABACUS i OTHER BOOKS Phone ui AIBGA FOR BEGBBIEfIS -VOL 1 ABACUS BOOKS £14.95 FwunSVIwlngiCnatvrwiwon mom muted rust m exra «EW ¦enea am amvq man? R 3 m 2 AIBGA BASIC NSOE AM) OUT - VOL 2 ABACUS BOOKS £18.95 E**»w SBC b( an gu® B Engranrnrq Amgaln tax AIBGA NAOWE LANGUAGE-VOL 4 ABACUS BOOKS £14.95 Pranc* B Bamng 68CO0 iwrtw angage AIBGA DOS MSSE AND OUT-VOL I ABACUS BOOKS £23.45 GuOt E Anga DOS 8 Cll HEW EdBon nc WB 2 0 -nxuJBFraeHwCW) AIBGA HARDWARE REFERENCE
MANUALAdAton deelei, £21.95 WNWrbf Bcmc* exowts* CorrvrnkxaAmgi Inc.USA. Mmcn 0Bgr*dya AmgiHarawrclMlniichnicxx)etxT gnfT*nrg*atMrc8d aw Naw nvson row aso rOuSB KxMart 2 AIBGA. BEST OF TTBCKS A TIPS VoL 17, £32.95 A corOW w d heks ad tos HB an» you Bda MORE ve ext trv&vtessrxh xmsMe ttkxJes f* 0»i GETTBK5 THE HOST FRCW TOUR AIBGA £9.95 From Fuua Puefcnrg r* mxon d Amgi Fora* Uagazre nxAixcsrcoiTSOR aasM iSlfiPDSCSBauOH)-£13.95 )NITORS & MONITOR TV's Harwoods stock a complete range of both Monitors & Monitor TV's to give you your perfect solution to the type of display to buy.
Stereo Htgh Resolution Cotour Monitor PHILIPS CM8833 I!
Ttwever popular H-mcr-PMos CM 6833 MWI Its versatility means you net only pal eiceiient eoour graphics & tan pertormance with a wide range ol personal computers. Out when connected lo a VCR. You gel an amazing 600 pliel TV picture With the 8833 Mkll. Harwoods give you the comptele set up, lo gel you going straight away Monitor. RGB paure and Stereo Audio Cables.
Tailored (Ust cover, and a lull 12 Months on site service warranty i RGB AD. Ttl Composite Video 8 stereo audio inputs Can be used as a TV with VCR or Tuner Also as a Video Camera dspiay monitor Retractable stand iTwm Stereo Speakers Headphone Jack Socket FREEbafl tor your computei FREE 12 Month on sne service warranty £249.95 THE MOST VERSATILE STEREO COLOUR MONITOR AVAILABLE 1084S STEREO COLOUR MONITOR.
LiO Commodore's Own Stereo High Resolution Colour Monitor with... .V RGB'AI TTL, Composite. Video'Audio Inputs Can be used as TV with VCR or tuner. Twin Speakers lor stereo output Supplied with cables lor COCO QC A500, CGA PC.'C16-64-128. Z.C.KJ3.JsJ It's important to remember that most TV Monitors, are soil first and toremost televisions, meaning that their average 400 pixel tube display 50% tower resolution than a monitor) cannot be guaranteed to display BO column text dearty without risking eye strain Ifchoosmga Television Monitor ensure it has the latest 2000 character tube capability,
meaning it can handle the Amigas 80 characters, by 25 hne output clearly.
Brand new SUPERB DEF1NIT ON PHIL PS MONITOR TV IDEAL FOR AMIGA OR CDTV jSLRS G VING FOR THE FIRST TIME TRUE MONITOR QUALITY FROM A FULL FEATURE TELETEXT TV AT AN AFFORDABLE PRICE!!!. JUST LOOK AT THE FEATURES.. Direct Scan Connector lor Amiga, CDTV. VCR OR SATELLITE RECEIVER RGB AD, Composite Video & audo inputs FULL TELETEXT FACILITIES (FOR THIS FACILITY EXTERNAL AERIAL SHOULD BE USED) Headphone Jack Socket FULL TWO YEAR GUARANTEE 2000 CHARACTER HIGH DEFINITION FST TUBE SUPPLIED WITH LOOP AERIAL REMOTE “r CONTROL FREE lead tor YOUR computer [IF YOU WOULD UKE THE MONITOR TV IN OUR PACKS 2.3.
AND £269 95 POWERPRO. AT NO EXTRA COST. TO REPLACE THE 883311. SIMPL V ADVISE US AT THE TIME OP ORDERING) * chsj urawiiii Before you choose Irom whom to purchase, please phone us. We are always happy to discuss your requirements, and answer any queries you may have... j onofiiBY i'hon: prone our Order Hottne «h your Access. Visa. Mastercard.
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purchased 13 month WA.Utnm Items proving tarAywilhn 30 days ot purchase are replaced with NEW UNITS irtess Oherwise staled For the whole guarantee period, warranty sennce wA be compietety FREE Of CHARGE Cot.I.i Cl ion ; ACILIIV: Any computer morwor or punter reguirng warranty service can be coteoed horn your home FREE OF CHARGE dung me guarantee period (UK Mainland orVyi and a FAST turnaround is GUARANTEED by our OWN ENGINEERS' I-IIII ii-sitNii !’i;oo. Mi:;: Ajt computers are tested pnor to despatch, and all items are supplied with mans pkig and leads as required just connect up and use
straight away.
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tailored to suit your needs Written details on request Gordon Harwood Computers otter tacitmes to purchase using our budget account scheme APR 368*. (Venable) Available to most adults ot eighteen yean ot over, subject lo status.
Simply phone or wnte and we will send you written details along with an application form.
Applications, required in advance, available to lull time U.K. mainland residents and overseas British lorces personnel. Showroom visitors, please ask lor details ol our Instore ‘Instant Account". Written quotations on request It you are already the holder ol a Lombard Credit Charge Card you can use thia to purchase trom us (subject to your personal card limit) L Please pay us a visit where our full range of advertised products, at the SAME COMPETITIVE PRICES. 8 MORE, is on sale. ALL UNDER ONE ROOF', in pleasant surroundings at our purpose built showroom (See note below map). There's
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OPENING TIMES AOO until 5.00 Monday to Saturday
9. 00 until 1.00 Wednesday. Closed on Sundays
- £24.95 £149.95 GORDON HARWOOD HARWOOD Only £9.95 Only £39.95
Only £7.95 Only £72.50 moving colour vdeo into 16 grey scale
Irames (up to 16 frames in 1 Mb. Amiga) and digitises trom
still colour video source in up to 4096 colours m less than 1
second1 Requires borne VCR or vdeo camera tor grabbing.
Requires vdeo camera or VCR with perfect pause tor digitising
Now comes with Photon Paint 2.0 FREE"1 (see Pro-Gen teture lor
full software details) KCS POWERBOARD IBM PC EMULATOR .v Allows
you to run many popular IBM PC compatible software £219.95
titles on yout Amiga or Amiga A500 Plus Hercules, CGA 8
Monochrome Vdeo Support. Supports Bolh 3.5 Inch 8 5.25 Inch
Diskettes .VRts Into A501 RAM Slot, 8088 XT Processor,
Clock'Calendat Included, Acts As 512K RAM Exp When In Amiga
Mode. Includes MS-DOS 4.01, Shell 8 GW-BASIC. DOS-Help, 8
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A game guaranteed to put the wind up you. Is the B d Storm Master all hot air?
PACE 58 NEIL WEST 47 JAMES LEACH APRIL 1992 Video Kid leaps into action. Is it all boyish pranks and no trousers?
Let there be light! Fantasy role-play gets a boost from the dazzling Shadowlands.
PACE 67 PACE 72 ED RICKETTS Leisure Suit Larry is back ICT?® for another shmooze. Is Emm this guy a prat or what?
TIM SMITH Influences: Sue Lawley, Brian Rix, Self-raising flour. Victor Korchnoi and The Turin Shroud.
Fave Quote: 'Get away from me. I've heard you have fleas."
Most Hated Game: LSL S. Fave Game: Falcon.
W k Once again. Neil Jackson is your liosl for this action- packed Screenplay, 'cos we couldn't get that bloke off the telly. Walsisname... Patrick Mower? Wasn't he in that rather naff detective series back in the Seventies’.’ Influences: John Inman. Bill Ted. Massey-Ferguson.
Hairdressers everywhere.
Fave Quote: * A bit to the left Sergeant, the top’s come off.* Most Hated Game: Out Run.
Fave Game: Powermonger ANDY HUTCHINSON W A Ak ww r- THE REVIEW CREW Screenplay Welcome to another excitement-filled Screenplay, folks. If it's entertainment software you're after, you've come to the right place. Here, our resident team of, er, residents spend all the hours God gives toying endlessly with the latest releases.
Ignore them only if you're heavily insured or own a Porsche.
Do bagatelle boards have IrfJIi Pinball Dreams? This one is Bias too real to sleep through.
PAUL TYRRELL Influence: the Formula 1 racing team of the same name.
Fave Quote: 'If you don't give me that flippin' Amiga back. I’ll tell my flippin' Dad on you."
Most Hated Game: Kiss Chase.
Fave Game: Lemmings.
% Well, we lake all Ihe very latesl games, as fresh as ihc momenl Ihe programmer wem 'pop!' And play 'em hard to see what breaks. Amiga Format's Screenplay reviews are not half-baked or undercooked; we don'l expecl you lo pul up with a review on an unfinished game or a demo version.
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PREVIEWS (5 Coming Don't even think of turning the page!
How else are you going to know what's hot and what's not, if you don't take time out to check out the... Vicious rumour has il thai during Noah's lime al sea. Ihcre was nowhere on the Ark to pul the mountains of. Erm. Ordure that all the creatures were creating. So, in a fit of desperation, lie chucked it all over the side, and it stayed there for thousands of years, until Columbus discovered it and called it America.
WORK IN PROGRESS Impressions's latest stratcgy-simulalion. Discovery in the steps of Columbus, sets out to recreate the explorer's legendary voyage, disprove the rumours and claim the land. But because most of us already know where America is. And would find il hard to miss when travelling west from Blighty. Impressions have moved it. Whether or not they've moved the tobacco, potatoes and Red Indians too. Remains to be seen. Perhaps they'd all be better off left alone in peace.
APRIL 1992 Those cosmopolitan chaps over at Activision in France are just in the process of putting the finishing touches to Bushbuck. Their first program since their grand re-shuffle. Set in the year 2010, Bushbuck is a giant Treasure Hunt sort of affair, but without the annoying Anncka in tow. You skip around from country to country. Searching for valuable artifacts and secret treasures, using the free airline tickets you're given at the beginning. Activision reckon it’s not just a game - your knowledge of geography will be improved by the fascinating travelogue which includes 206 major
cities in 175 countries. Look out for Bushbuck arriving over here sometime in April.
Meanwhile, at another airport. Impressions are busy wanning up their forthcoming simulation. Air Bucks. This is a detailed simulation of airline management, putting you firmly into the shoes of Richard Branson. Can you turn a one-man operation with a knackered old Dakota into a multi-million dollar enterprise? If you're particularly adept at carrying people and cargo lo the right places at the right times, you could end up owning your own Concorde, or maybe a couple of new Boeing 767s. You'll also need lo be astute on the stock market, so that you can make sure your stockholders are happy.
Will Air Bucks be a high-flyer, or will il crash and bum? Next month we may find out.
Centaur Software, the makers of Fantastic Voyage, announce this month that they are very busy working on a new game which is likely to be something rather special. They're hacking away at 5 Plan 9 From Outer Space Gremlin Expected: April They must like taking risks, those guys at Gremlin. Only someone incredibly foolish or brilliant could even consider a computer version of Plan 9 From Outer Space - the 1959 B-movie which was universally hammered, slated and regarded as the worst movie of all time. But that's exactly what they're doing.
The film was a really, really low-budget affair (making even Dr Who look expensive by comparison), but it wasn't just this which made it so unforgettably awful. The actors, who included 1930s Gothic horror stars Bela Lugosi. Tor Johnson and Vampira. Were more stiff and wooden than the Horse of Troy, but this was the least of their problems.
When a lonesome girl asks you to join her for a drinkie at the bar, it'd be rude not to, really.
Sadly. Bela Lugosi died during filming and had lo be replaced by a 'double' - trouble was. The double looked nothing like Lugosi at all - but still the shooting carried on.
The resulting movie had cinema-goers rolling in the aisles when it was released. The continuity was terrible, the special effects were ridiculous and the plot was the most twisted and unbelievable piece of nonsense ever. Plan 9 From Outer Space became an instant classic, the lowest of the low. And has had a cult following ever since. And that's where Gremlin come in.
Rather than tar themselves with the same brush and release a naff game-of-the-film to match the naff film. Gremlin have put a new spin on the whole idea. You play the part of a private investigator who's been hired to track down the missing last reel of the movie. The game is basically a graphic adventure and you select the actions using a pre-prepared bank of verbs, phrases and sentences that are selected by mouse-control. Bn route, you visit various cinemas around the world and actually get to see snippets digitised from the original motion picture.
Movie-buffs will love it for its absurdity and tackiness, but what gamcs-playcrs will make of it has yet to be discovered.
Titus the Fox Thus Expected: April Although this game has already been released in France, it's only just about to break over here. Touted as the new standard in platform games, it promises to be something a little out of the ordinary. It's certainly big - if that's anything to go by - rolling in at around 900 absolutely stunning screens on 16 deviously designed levels. Titus the Fox looks set to be the lest word in plat- You take the role of Titus, a young fox from games. At last your Amiga could give Sonic on his way to rescue his love from »" * Mario a run for their money. Bout time. Too.
Marrakech. As you journey there and back, you use skateboards and flying carpels as transport, dodging many strange enemies and getting into plenty of fights. Sounds a bit like any other platform game? Sure, but just w ait till you sec it - for once the hype could tum out 19 be true.
PREVIEWS Attractions The Manager Beavers US Cold Expected: April Crandslam Expected: April ° Kin* of Kara,e louled “,he wotld's firs' 24-bit colour game.
Not to be outdone, the golfing fraternity at US Golf (sic) arc beavering away on Links. Which is their new eighteen-hole beauty.
They're not telling us much about it at the moment, but an inside source has seen the game running. It looks excellent, but apparently there arc a few problems with the screen update speed. Given time, US Gold will iron this out to make it more playable, but for now we'll just have to wait and see.
News is just coming from Do mark that they are currently working on the next sequel to Hard Drivin' - Race Drivin'. The game features two new tracks in addition to the original four, a Super Stunt Track and a crazy off-road Auto Cross circuit. To cope with the new road styles, there arc options for the kind of cars you drive.
You can go for the high-revving Speedster, the robust roadster or the posey Sportster. The most promising aspect of Race Drivin' is the planned modem link which links two Amigas together. Domark are already proud of the improved speed of their new baby - if the graphics arc up to it. Race Drivin' could be something of a hot cookie. We shall see when we take it on a test drive... ® Joining the ever growing club of golf-gamcs is Nick Faldo’s Golf.
The new simulation from Grandslam Video. The game uses the familiar viewpoint behind the golfer while you're setting up the shot, but the camera swings round just as you hit the ball. This gives the ability to control both the up and down-swing, so you can realistically control the motion of the ball. All high-tech stuff, but Grandslam assure us it’s all intuitive stuff. There's a caddy on hand, if it all seems a bit too tough, and he’ll make recommendations about the club to use. He's also there to make snide comments about your shots, just so you know what to do better next lime. If you've
a modem handy, you can play a few holes with up to eight mates, or you could go for broke and attempt to beat the legendary Faldo himself.
Spot the Difference: one of the trees In this photo Is different to the ones in the photo below.
Five golf tees and a week In St Andrews hospital for the person who can tell us where exactly the ball will land.
It's being designed to work with their new OpalVision 24-bit graphics hardware, and features some of the most detailed animations that you'll ever see on your Amiga. Apparently, the game will be given away free with every OpalVision unit and these are due to be released during May. Prices are not yet available, but you can bet your life they're not going to be cheap.
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three new games, all being developed by the same team.
Neil Jackson drops in on the wacky lads at Sensible Software and finds out if they're really just... working overtime Beside a small. Out-of-the-way Cambridge branch line, a group of lads toil away at their latest game- ideas. Oblivious to the sounds of the shunting wagons, clunking locomotives - and doorbells.
After the fifth ring and still no reply, it was obvious that things were getting silly, not Sensible. A phone call from the local pub eventually makes contact, and we finally enter the lair of one of the oldest and most accomplished development teams in the UK.
Weirdness abounds in Sensible's new cutesy-arcade game, WizKid. Featuring their favourite creation from the classic Wizball. This game is really something out of the ordinary.
Where else can you beat a butterfly to death with a bag of peanuts?
APRIL 1992 The wiz kids Our hosts arc John Hare and Chris Yales, ihe founders of Sensible Software. Thc firsi achieved fame back in 1986. When they released Wizhall. Six years later, with Meiia- lo-Mania under their belts, they're revitalising their long-forgotten *Wiz' in the form of WizkiJ. A strange and amusing game for Ocean. On the surface, it's a cutcsy-stylc arcade game, full of kid-appeal. In which you have to rescue your wizard's lost cats. Reading between the lines, you'll find oodles of semiadult jokes which will sail harmlessly over the heads of most ten-year-olds.
Wizkul doesn't follow many of the preconceived ideas which you normally expect from arcade games. Instead, it's an incredibly varied and ultimately bi arre romp through many different kinds of game. There are complex pu lcs to solve, items to buy and use.
And even a hidden sub-level from the old Wi-hall game. All these disparate ideas are lied together by a special quest to collect musical notes which play a bonus tune when complete.
All very odd stuff, but a sure-fire hit. If ever there was one.
Kicking away Meanwhile, in another part of Sensiblc's huge open-plan office, two other guys are slaving over another new design. Sensible Soccer.
Which is due to be completed in June, is the work of Jules Jameson and Chris Chapman.
They're setting out to create a game that will give Anco's Kick Off 2 a run for its money.
John Hare explains that w hile Kick Off 2 was certainly great, il still had a few problems.
"The scale of the pitch was awkward - you'd run down the screen, and then find you were a lot further to one side of the goal mouth than you thought." So. Sensible Soccer uses a smaller scale, plus the Amiga's overscan mode to give you the largest picture possible. The result is far more playable, and shots for goal stand a better chance of reaching the mark.
You can compete in the EUFA Cup. The European Cup Winners Cup and the European Championships and depending on where you're playing, the supporters make different noises. English supporters chant the usual rowdy songs, while Italians let off firecrackers.
And in case the action on the pitch gets rough.
Sensible have included a subs bench, complete with a manager and physio, which enables you lo change tactics and attend to injured players mid-match. "The physio's great." Says John.
"He may bring your bloke off the pitch a bit early, but he prevents any real harm front occurring. If you ignore him. Then your man may be seriously injured and out for the rest of the season." The risk is yours to take.
Military Madness As if that wasn't enough. John and Chris are also working on another top-secret design which has been given the working title of Cannon Fodder, It's a cross between an Impressions-style war-game and an isometric arcade game, in which you control a combat group. But instead of the usual slow, step-by- step command system. Cannon Fodder is solid real-time action.
At your disposal, you have a platoon of initially untrained soldiers and a wealth of military hardware. You assign the various members of your platoon to specific tasks: one is the leader, another drives a jeep or a tank, and another flics a chopper. Depending on their skill levels, each soldier either helps or hinders the overall mission. Unskilled pilots, for example, can cause untold damage, especially if they crash a chopper full of squaddies.
Currently. Cannon Fodder is a game looking for a publisher, but John doesn't think they'll have any problems finding one. "We'll get all that sorted when we've got more of il running", he says casually as another train rattles past the window. With a track record like Sensiblc's. There's no doubt John's right. R2j Greater capacity - Greater capabilities.
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Campaign Empire Expected: May Down on the battlefield. The action hots up. You can guide your tanks around one by one. Or you can leave it all to the computer if strategy is your thing. Either way, you can recreate the Second World War from the safety of your own home.
SdKFz222 55 APRIL 1992 You’d think lhal one lank game al a lime was enough for anyone, bui Empire are having a field day with them al the moment. Nol only are Ihey trundling along w ith their Pacific Islands (due any day now), they’re also hard al work on another tank-orientated strategy game.
Campaign is the work of Jonathan Griffiths, previously known for Conqueror, the lank game which used elements of David Braben’s Virus game code. Two years down the line.
Jonathan has managed to turn Conqueror into a full-scale strategy game, with the Braben code still forming a small part of this immense project.
War! What is it good for?
The resulting Campaign is a cross between a standard war-game (like UMS) and a 3D tank simulation (like Ml Tank Platoon). The game has both action and strategy aspects and it allows you to decide the mix of both.
At General level, you arc responsible for organising the entire campaign (the default campaign is the Dunkirk D-Day landings).
This includes the management of production resources, the movement of fleets of ships, the airforce and supply operations as well as simple tank engagements.
Using a large-scale map. You can position any type of military force anywhere you like, and as large as you like. You can even edit the map to put in new roads, rivers, forests and towns, just to make your scenario more interesting. You even have the ability to create mountains and hills, or their opposite - lakes - using the mouse pointer.
Landscapes can be saved and loaded from disk, so that you can build up a collection of different campaigns.
Assuming that you've begun a campaign and stationed your tanks (while you were at the General level), you can zoom into the map to see individual battles resolve. At this level, you can direct tiny tank icons on a local-sized map into the conflict and keep an eye on them all at once. You can make the computer handle all the aiming, firing and driving while you merely tell them w here to go.
Valentine
li. r. Get into the thick of it If the action gets too hot to
handle at the Battalion level, you can move right into the
turret of any tank. Here you sec a first-person view of the
battle from your position atop the tank. Lverything is drawn
using flight-sim style 3D lilled-polygons. But despite this
the screen update is fast and the tanks are very easy to
control. You can perform any of the tasks within the lank, or
you can off-load them to the computer. In this way. You can
make the computer handle the driving, while you work the main
gun and take potshots at the enemy.
Campaign easily has as much scope as the ancient UMS - the only other war-game w ith similar detail and controllability - but Campaign's action is far more realistic. It's also much quicker and more accessible, which could make it the best military simulation around. As usual, only an in-depth review of the finished program will reveal the full story .
Watch out for this next month.
PAINTING PICTURES ON A BATTLEFIELD With a bit of perseverance, anything's possible in Dpaint.
This German tank commander was created from one of Saul's photos and a print of an old uniform.
Campaign's cinema-style intro sequence is like a short extract from a war film.
But it's all home grown on the Amiga, and it speaks volumes about what your machine can do.
Using digitised backdrops of the inside of a Jagdpanther.
Saul creates the perfect setting for a German gunner. In the final version, animated lips are overlaid.
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But they're not all like that, y'know.
Touchdowns, quarterbacks, tight-cnds.
First downs - it’s all gobblcdigook.
Isn’t it? That’s the usual response you get this side of the Atlantic, whenever you ask someone about American football. For years now. It’s been regarded as an inferior game, compared to our own soccer and rugby. But the times, they are a-changing. And Electronic Arts know this. We even have our own British team, the London Monarchs, and they're currently the World Champions. So maybe now is just the right time to kick off with John Madden American Football.
APRIL 1992 The trouble with American football (or so the story goes), is that it's too slop-slart, with too many adverts and too much going on al once. It's impossible to follow the action.
Some of this is true, but like any sport, it has to be learnt so you can understand what’s happening. Not just a great game. John Madden American Football is the perfect study-aid. It's a far cry from the text-based strategy games which have traditionally been Ihe way lo play American Football on computer. Instead, a pseudo-3D view shows you the action and you guide selected members of your team around the field, rather like you can in Kick Off 2.
In John Madden, there are different offensive and defensive team set-ups to choose, ranging from the tough-guys (BIG) to the grade-A catchers (HANDS). There arc five different offensive formations which they can start from
- including the Shotgun (a give-away passing formation) and the
Pro-Form (a less obvious pass-or-run set-up). Each formation
has six different running or passing patterns to choose from -
so even if the defenders know you’re likely to pass, they still
don’t know who to. Or where he’ll be al the crucial moment.
More formations than the Red Arrows The teams, formations and plays arc chosen from menus which appear while the teams arc in Ihe huddle. You move the joystick left or right to bring three possible arrangements into view, and then use a combination of joystick direction and fire button to select one. This way. If you’re playing against a human opponent. He can see the team you’re bringing onto the field, and he can narrow your formation and play down to one of three. As soon as you line up. Lie can sec the formation - and he can guess which is the most likely play you'll use.
Meanwhile, you can see which defensive formation he’s chosen, and make a fair guess at whether lie’s going to come crashing in to sack your quarterback (a blitz) or just block your receivers downficld.
Once both sides have chosen their formations and their intended plays, they trot over lo the line of scrimmage where the ball is placed.
The play menus disappear, allowing you to sec a large portion of the pitch. If you're the offensive team (ic, you have possession of the ball - you're not just the ones who swear loudest), you grab the ball, chuck it backwards to the quarterback and the play begins in earnest. But before you pick up (or snap) Ihe ball, you can try to fool the defenders with a fake snap, by pulling backwards on the slick. Your quarterback shouts "hut. Hut. Hut" (which indicates a snap is imminent). If the defensive team is fooled and moves over the line, they get penalised five yards and you start again,
closer to the goal line.
Snap the ball, not your back As well as faking snaps, you can change plays at the line. If you've noticed that the defensive team has brought on its biggest players, and they're all standing at the line, you can be pretty sure of a blitz. If you've already called a passing play, there's a real risk that your quarterback will be squashed before he can pass, losing you lots of yards. By moving the joystick forwards before the snap, you make the quarterback call an anti-blitz play. He shouts "Blue Forty-Two" or something similar, and your team-membcrs rearrange themselves in a hurry, so that
you can run with the ball instead The riskiest play of all
- the pass. Using the stick, you pass to one of three receivers.
The quarterback lobs the ball over everyone's head, and you
take control of the receiver seconds before he grabs it and
runs.
APRIL 1992 Ihc game on TV. You can double-check every play by calling them yourself and letting the computer do the work. Soon you'll be a master of the game and know that all the gobblcdi- gook makes sense.
John Madden American Football isn't a solitary kind of game. There's loads of two- friend against, and the whole event is as watchablc as the real thing. The rest of the family, who are sure to be watching over your shoulder, will be more entertained than they would if they were watching a TV game. John Madden American Football has one of the John Madden Football Electronic Arts ¦ £29.99 I It's Ihc NFL equivalent of Kick Off 2, only a lot more polished.
I Stunning action that is coupled with perfect controllability.
I Makes all other American football games look like spreadsheets.
Of passing. Follow it up with a quick snap, and the defense is left with its pants down, looking for the non-existent pass. It's all in the tactics.
If all this sounds like it's still too complicated. There's no need to worry. Whether you're playing another person or the computer, you have the option to simply call the plays and do nothing else. Your Amiga can move your players into the positions you've chosen, and even handle passing and running with the ball. If you want to do the running bit. But you can't manage the more difficult passing, you can call a passing play, and wait until the ball is in the receiver's hands. If you move the joystick then, you take control. You can do this any time after the ball is snapped, or just leave
il to resolve itself. Once the ball hits the turf, you're back to play-calling again and the process starts over. This neat option allows you to be coach, quarterback, receiver or blocker as the fancy takes you.
Over the shoulder There are oodles of hours of gamcplay inside John Madden American Football. With a mate, it’s even better, whether you’re just having a friendly one-off match, or a full-scale contest heading for the Super Bowl. And it doesn’t matter if you’re still not sure about all the rules. The manual tells you absolutely everything that you need to know - and more
- and it has a distinct advantage over watching classiest game
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raunchy music and stunning animated graphics. Quite a few TV
productions could benefit from intros this good, never mind
other games. And once you start playing the game itself, all
the sound- cffects that you would expect are there.
There's even a roof-raising cheer from the “A far cry from the text-based games which have traditionally been the way to play football.” crowd when you make a touchdown. It really is fun for everyone.
Next time you tunc into Channel Four on a Sunday night, and you find that there's a Bulgarian opera on instead of the Redskins and Dolphins, there's no need to switch over in absolute disgust. There's a whole heap of fun you could be having, and John Madden Fiunhall is where it's at. Don't spend the rest of your life just cheering on the side-lines; get yourself a copy and then you can have your football and eat it.
Neil Jackson It JOHN MADDEN? WHO'S HE?
John Madden reached fame as the Head Coach for Oakland Raiders (who later became the world-famous Los Angeles Raiders). He was promoted to the top position in 1969 at the age of
32. Making him the youngest professional Head Coach in the
history of the game. During his Mr John Madden. Ten-year term
at the Raiders, Madden drove the team on to win seven Western
Division Championships and the 1977 Super Bowl against
Minnesota Vikings.
In 1979, Madden retired due to heart trouble and became a football commentator for an American TV network, where he can Yes, it's the Yanks' Greavsic equivalent. Still be heard today.
You spend as much time in the huddle as you do hurtling down the pitch with the ball. But this is where the main tactics come into play. You select your chosen tactic by moving the joystick and hitting fire - but your opponent won't be able to see what you've picked. If all goes well, the rest of the team carry out your cryptic game- plan exactly as planned. If they mess it up, then people usually get flattened pretty quickly.
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opponent to race against (there are six), pick or design a
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actually drive the car.
Is that you can race one of 11 performance cars (including a Ferrari, a Lamborghini Countach and the ubiquitous Porsche) around a series of tracks cither against a computer- controlled car or the clock. The 'fun' aspects come from the stunt elements to the tracks.
Having picked your set of prestige wheels and decided which track you're going to potter around on. The screen display changes to show a fuzzy representation of the particular dashboard of your chosen car. The garage doors then swing open and with a nudge of the joystick you can accelerate out. Unless of course you haven't been given the opportunity to enter a control word (usually in German), in which case the car will crash and you have to go all the way back to the main menu in the vain hope that the game will ask you for that precious word.
In the fast lane If you do actually manage to make it out onto the track then the game doesn't get much more exciting. The programmers boast about the "Fast, detailed and smooth polygon graphics" which grace the game. However, all there seem to be arc slow, grainy and hopelessly juddery graphics with about all the smoothness of a Channel crossing in a force 10. Even on the supposedly fast graphic detail settings, it’s impassible to get the car's handling right. You cither need wrists of steel or some form of orthopaedic support to help you maintain any reasonable cornering speed.
It’s easy to spot the influences in this game, especially when you find out that it's from the same team who created Test Drive.
Obviously the main influence is Domark's Hard Drivin. But look a bit closer and you can Oh dear. Il doesn't bode very well for a game when its protection system is so abysmal. It's not fair to operate on a first impressions basis, but when a game tells you that you've failed the security check when you haven't even been given a chance to enter anything, you know that this is going to be a sloppily programmed effort.
4D Sports Driving is an interesting game.
It takes as its premise the idea that the fourth dimension is realism (and there was me thinking it was time) and that this game is 'amazingly' real. What a joke. If this game's amazingly real then obviously we've all been living in some kind of virtual reality for the last couple of decades.
Extremely hard drivin' What we've got here is a very obviously Hurd Drivin Tesl Orive-influenccd game. The idea 4D Sports Driving So you didn't like it much then?
Ahem. Nope. When this kind of game gets released for a machine as advanced as the Amiga you've got to wonder. Software houses think that by giving you such wonderful options as replays, camera viewpoints and re- designable tracks you'll miss the fact that there's naff all in the way of gamcplav.
If the programmers had spent a little more time getting the graphics smooth and the cars controllable, they might have a half-decent game on their hands. As it is. This is wholly awful. 4D indeed. Try 4th rate!
Andy Hutchinson 'I) see bils of Lombard RAC Rally and Powerdrift. However, those games were quite reasonable compared to this. Sadly. 4D Sports Driving is far more difficult to control and has got the kind of screen update you'd expect from a 1932 Kinotropc.
It's all gone horribly wrong. You'll find that the grassy areas on either side of the track are where you're going to be spending the majority of time.
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This is the equivalent of your Houses of Parliament. Here all the members of your council gather together and exchange information in return for a little ego-massaging.
Ignore them and they'll leave in a huff.
In fact, the only difference between this and the real thing is that your chaps seem to fall asleep an awful lot less.
If you were to mix the ideas of the Wright brothers with those of Heath Robinson, you might well end up with one of the aircraft from Silmarils* latest release Storm Master. This quite unique game is mainly a test of strategic ability, but the occasional bit of arcade action is included and there's even some supernatural administration that has to be done as well.
You play the newly elected leader of a wartime government from the island of Eoliii (a magical country on the planet Urgaa).
Neighbouring island Sharkaania has threatened to invade for centuries, but until the APRIL 1992 Your long-range bombing campaigns usually start with this screen, the map of the enemy territory.
You guide your craft here, and tell them when to start raining death from the sky.
• Five scenarios at five levels of skill give it much
lastahility.
Recent discovery of flight they have been unable lo do so. This is because a huge sea- monster, called Goorza. Inhabits the channel of water which separates the two states. The only way across is to fly... You can choose between five different scenarios that are each set at different times during the war. This allows you to give the advantage lo yourself, or be thrown in at the deep end with the challenge of turning the tide of a war that is not going your way. The lead up to this options screen lakes the form of an atmospheric intro, showing Ihc Storm Master invoking a howling wind, to propel
one of the aforementioned craft into the sky. Very impressive stuff!
The magnificent seven It's a very strange place is Urgaa. With some very strange people, seven of whom sit on your own ruling council. They are the main governors of Eoliii. Who each administrate a separate area of the society, and are known as the Ecclcsiast, the Master Miller, the High Constable, the Joker, the Lconaardo. The Inquisitor and the Commander. Clicking on them produces a sub-screen where further options arc possible, some of these lead to further option screens and so on. Making the game parameters enormous.
The Ecclcsiast is the most important member of the council, since the title of 'Storm Master' belongs to him. Through prayer to the god Eolii. He is able to gain limited control of the winds, which can be used to increase the yield of windmills or wreak havoc upon the enemy by the unleashing of a cyclone. You actually play a part in this ceremony by using the mouse to conduct various rituals which have to be performed in a certain order. It's good fun but incredibly difficult. And gets quite frustrating when you receive only a light breeze for your efforts instead of the raging hurricane
that you had been expecting. Clicking the mouse around the ceremonial chamber causes some great little animations and the temple backdrop itself (like The not-so-Spruce Goose The Lconaardo is your head of science and research. He is also a very important member of your council since it's through him that you must design and build the aircraft lo take your army into combat. With his help you can also invest money into the education system of Eoliii. His sub-screen provides access to some of the most attractive graphics in the game: the ship design screens. There you can experiment with
different components to create, crew and test one of four types of weird, boat-like flying machines, that are shown on the drawing- board in some impressive da Vinci-style artwork. For your inventions maiden flight another screen appears where it cither flics through the air with the greatest of case or crashes to the ground in a ball of flame.
Brilliant! If you manage to launch an air-raid and then gel attacked by enemy aircraft, you are treated to a relatively fast 3D section that gives you a view from the., cr... prow of your plane so that you can dogfight to the death.
The whole of the high council are incredibly touchy, and sometimes leave if you neglect them, so it's best to rotate between them.
Since the strategy element of the game concerns the maintaining of food supplies and good living conditions, as well as the construction of an airforce, it's important to keep them at your side. The sub-sections of the game which control this process, arc all attractive and easy to use. Making the game a joy to play once you get the basic idea.
The combination of strategic and arcade gamcplay put Storm Muster in a class by itself, with excellent graphics and sound simply being the icing on a huge cake that you must get a slice of. Today!
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Dgji vu's a spooky feeling isn't it?
Unfortunately, it’s a feeling that's beginning to haunt the world of computer games more and more. But I suppose there's only so much that even the most inventive of programmers can do with a bunch of moving sprites, some bleep noises and some wacky graphics. So it's inevitable that every now and then one video game will strangely remind you of another.
Dejit vu's a spooky feeling isn't if? But sometimes it's based on pure fact. Sometimes you can genuinely say that you have actually, definitely. I (HI per cent for sure, certainly played a particular game before. Take Videokid as an example. Now when you first load this little cutesy, you immediately think of Mega Twins - the platform romp from US Gold that graced these sacred pages way back in issue 29 of Amiga Format Here's Billy strutting his fly-shoot-dodge stuff in the dungeon depths of Medieval World. A fully-tooled up Billy is a force to be reckoned with, but it's early days yet. So
you'll have to make do with just a forward-firing laser gun On paper there's nothing of earth-shattering consequence to be gleaned from a comparison of the two games' descriptions.
Both of them feature big. Glossy and (there's no getting around it) cute central characters.
Both games are pretty fast 'n' furious platform shoot-cm-ups (when your central character can fly gravity-free, it's difficult to know when a standard platform game becomes pure shoot- cm-up) and both games boast the same high quality of graphics, addictive action, slick presentation and groovy audiblcs.
Videokid Haven't I seen you some place before?
How many games sound the same if compared in such a fashion? Loads. But the point about these two games is that they both come from the boys at Twilight. Cue coin-drop. Realisation dawning and light-bulb appearing above head. It would seem that here we have a case of mutton dressed as lamb.
So this time there's only one kid Menu Twins had two. Hardly surprising), the swords have been replaced with a selection of five different firearms (collect assorted power-ups along the way), the graphics have been tweaked and tailored (but the feel remains the same) and the levels redesigned to create more of a four-way scrolling environment than its predominantly linear codc-sakc. But underneath the games play remarkably alike.
Is this necessarily a bad thing? Well Mega Twins was a great game and there arc sufficient differences between the two games lo allow Videokid to stand 011 its own merits. But the similarity is worth remembering, if for 110 other reason than it should give you an idea of whal the game plays like.
So whal (at last) is Videokid all about then? Well. Billy was just an ordinary kid sal watching telly. His dad brings home a brand spanking new video that not only plays all your favourite flicks but actually sucks you deep into a spaced-out video-world from which you must try to escape. What will they think of next?
Video star?
So the scene is set (contrived, even by computer-game standards) for the now green- haired Billy to embark upon a five-stage adventure through Medieval. Western. Science Fiction. Gangster and Horror world, bach stage (except the first) comprises four levels with a traditional end-of-stage boss breaking up the grab-shtHM-dodge gameplay.
The pace is quick throughout, and graphically Yideokui is fairly impressive. Each stage boasts its own character and variety of baddies. While the soundtrack attempts to keep in style with the radical fluctuation of film genre- inspired backgrounds.
APRIL 1992 Try the cheap seats... If you enjoyed Mega Twins then Videokid offers more of a similar son of thing (hasn't that been said before? Deja vu again!). It's difficult to pigeonhole Videokid exactly, 'platform shoot-em-up' is as close as you can get. Again, there's noi much that could be called original, and at £25.99 this inevitably leads 10 suggesting you have a glance through the Budget Pages (92-9?) As an alternative way of grabbing yourself some extra VFM. But I ideoktd is fast, fun and worth investigating.
A respectable, entertaining but ultimately unoriginal game.
Neil West 2 Videokid Gremlin ¦ £25.99
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THE NATIONAL REPAIR CENTRE £57.45 COVERS ANY REPAIRS 0733 391234 FMG House Newcombe Way, Orton Southyate Peterborough PE2 0SF Who are two of the best animators in the world? Disney and Hanna Barbera? Well that may be the case but it takes more than a couple of big names to make a successful graphic adventure, as our Willy finds out... Willy Beamish Il's curious how you can tell which country a game's front. French games are usually very weird and very colourful, while the Germans like technical and fast games. The Americans however, seem to have a never-ending desire to create filnt-like
games on computers, hence games such as Monkey Island and anything by Sierra.
Willy Beamish is Sierra's latest outing and true to form il's a sort of movie game about a small boy and his frog called Homy. The storyline goes something like this: Willy's about to get an aw ful grade on his report card w hich means he won't be able to go to the Nintari championships, which is a kind of computer console Olympics.
APRIL 1992 It's a different sort of game altogether... This is a curious type of game. It squats squarely between more standard graphic adventures and strategy decision-making games. A typical scenario will involve you making a few decisions on Willy's behalf, such as sneaking out of class or not and then making the most of any situations that arise as a result in a more standard inventory, object, solution form.
For example, at the beginning Willy's stuck in class. The obvious way to get out is to fake a stomach cramp. Every time there's a decision to be made a window pops up and you simply choose the appropriate choice. A bit more of the story w ill then play out. Should things quieten down you'll be presented with the option of exploring the room on-screen by moving the mouse pointer about and trying to pick things up or exit to other locations.
Typically there are about five decisions to each static screen section. Thus it's easy to take the story off at complete tangents. Using the earlier example for instance, if you don't go to see the school nurse then you can do some writing and sneak out while the teacher's got her back turned to you.
It's not terribly taxing on the brain cells. If you save the game regularly then you could probably finish the entire game without having to restart once. In fact it would seem that this game was aimed fairly and squarely at kids: American kids at that.
Your mother wouldn't like it Actually that’s a lie. She'd love it. This is one of those wholesome games which you could happily let the Pope liaise on. The graphics are superb, they've achieved a kind of oil-painting sheen to them which is evocative of Doctor Scuss in the Nineties.
The animation sections of Ihe game, w hile pleasanilv diverting are slow. You certainly wish that Willy could move with a bit more speed sometimes, though with the number of colours on screen at once, it's probably not a reasonable request.
Willy Beamish is fairly fun for a while, though it probably won't grab hold of anyone's attention for any great lengths of time.
This is due. In part, to the incredibly slow disk accessing. The game comes on a massive 12 (!l disks (yep count 'em) and you find that most of your time is spent swapping disk nine w ith three or disk two with eight. In fact this disk swapping is so soul destroying that it's not worth getting the game at all unless you've got a hard drive on which to install it.
The verdict then takes into account the disk accessing: if it came on fewer disks and was a bit quicker it would have been a different story. As it is Willy Beamish is tortuous fun.
Progress through Willy Beamish can be a frustrating process. You see. There are portions of the game where the computer characters interact with each other, during which your only job is to keep hitting the right mouse button. For instance, in the hallway after you've sneaked out of class, the coach catches you and asks whal you're doing. If you answer incorrectly he'll ask you to do 20 push-ups.
Which kicks off a small exchange of information. Then finally, when you've done the push-ups he'll ask exactly the same question again. Once you finally figure out what you're meant to do. You'll still have lo endure elaborate and time-consuming animated sequences.
If you've got the impression that the game's about waiting, then you're right. While the problems are simply a case of hit and miss, you can't avoid the complex and tedious animated sections. If you forget to save regularly you'll end up having to watch the same yawn- inducing bits again and again.
Struck it lucky?
Willy Beamish is touted as a humorous game.
The only funny thing about this game is that it Willy Beamish Sierra ¦ £34.99
* *Willy is fun for a while, though it won't grab your attention
for very long because of the incredibly slow disk accessing.9*
Should our beloved hero screw things up. His mum and dad will
find out about his appalling grades and pack him off to Bill
and Ted's worst nightmare; the military school.
In this instance Willy mistimed his departure from the classroom and before he could blink he was having his head shaved and his locker searched. There are wodges of alternative endings which Willy can have, this is just one of them.
HI I right, maggots, fjeicome to boot camp. My nawt ~s Sergeant Sluggo, and I am going to bo your worst rkightmar* tor trie re :t IS weeks. I MILL make you into won euen ft it kills you.
Other reasons to be dubious about this program's credentials include the fact that they give you a note book, stickers and assorted rainforest wasting bumph and the fact that it's sold 80.000 copies in the United States already. However the fact that the backdrops were drawn by two professional artists from Walt Disney just isn't enough to stop the program being consigned to the could- have-been-but-isn't file.
Andy Hutchinson O comes on 12 disks and costs £34.99. Sierra claim that the game's got "a spice of adult humour throw n in.” What they mean by this is your bog-standard Benny Hill humour w hich is about as funny as Barrymore's new show. For example, if you make a trip to the nurse's office, you'll discover an extremely buxom girl who's ample proportions quiver about.
Seriously, it's not titillating and it's not funny.
Sek'rE iHT After years in darkness, the future for role-play games looks bright again. Have you seen the light? Maybe you'll find it in the twilight zone, where the darkness meets the day, and shady characters from Domark tread carefully.
Shadowlands APRIL 1992 I'M ALL FINGERS AND THUMBS, ME!
The key to success is swift, precise character control, so here’s a handy guide to take the legwork out of arming yourself.
LEFT ARM AND HEAD - top up your energy by munching the apples and bread you find on the quest. Put the food in the left hand, click on the arm and then the head to make your character gobble up the goodies. Use food sparingly, because it's in short supply, and you may even need to drain its magical force to use in spells later on.
HEAD - to look at something, like a plaque or an inscription, click on the head and then click on the object to be examined. Your character strolls over and the message is displayed in the middle of the screen. But remember, reading in the dark is nigh-on impossible, and very bad for your eyes.
RIGHT ARM - click on this arm to tell your character to pick something up.
Click again on the object you want to grab and your character walks over, stoops down and gathers it up.
LEFT ARM AND RIGHT ARM - some objects are for throwing, or dropping. Put the object in the left hand, highlight the left and then the right arm. Finally, click on the floor and the object is hurled away.
Originality is always scarce in this business - you only have to look at the hordes of plagiaristic sh x t-cm- ups to see that. As soon as someone hits upon a neat concept for a game, everybody rips it off. But Teque Software, the guys who are behind Domark's new fantasy role-playing game. Shadow lands, have decided to ignore what's gone before, and try to re-invent the wheel. A difficult task indeed, but one that they've taken on with gusto - and the results speak for themselves.
Shadowlands is the first decent role-playing program to develop the ideas from Dungeon Master and Eye of the Beholder, and Irresistible levers and tantalising switches litter the dungeons and passages in Shadowlands.
Many of them are used for opening doors and energising teleporters, but they're not always helpful. The trouble is. The only way to find out is to chance your arm • unless you can be bothered to read the nearby signs.
Yank the wrong lever by mistake (or just because your curiosity gets the better of you), and you may find yourself confronted by fireball-wielding skeletons, like the pleasant fellas above. You'd better be fit enough to run like crazy, or you're toast before you can say "No marmalade for me. Thanks." And your game is over. Don't say you weren't warned.
Add a new twist that works. Instead of the 'player's-eye view' which was used in both of the old classics. Shadowlands uses a 3D-iso- metric view, (rather like the one in Hero Quest except that it runs in real time) lo help you guide y our party of tour adventurers around an underground dungeon.
In the past, this type of view has usually been severely dogged by playability problems: monsters and party members simply disappearing behind foreground walls (and usually dying before you get chance to wiggle them back), or they just animate badly around comers and get stuck on other objects which are hidden from view . Not so in Shadow lands.
FACE - when the currently controlled character strays too far from the others, their body icons disappear, and you can no longer call them into formation around the wanderer. The body icons are replaced by each player's face - to regain control, just click on the face to re-centre the display on the chosen character and display his body icon again.
LEFT ARM - your attacking arm. With a weapon in the hand, click on the arm and the monster of your choice.
Your man attacks repeatedly. Until you call him off.
If you're not paying attention and he's not winning, he'll fight to the death.
LEFT LEG - most of the time, your party moves as a group. Highlight a left leg to call the party into formation around that character. Five different formations can be selected using the function keys.
Ising some neat tricks and well-studied designing. Teque ha e made these long-standing nags ancient history.
Blinded by the light The first and most obvious trick concerns the foreground walls. As your party approaches a wall which might obscure them from view, the wall disappears, leaving just a simple red line on the floor in its place. Sounds a bit too easy to work, but it does. You know for sure that there will never be anything to examine on the back of a wall (because they always vanish before you can search them), but this is no problem. You may find objects on the floor RIGHT LEG - occasionally, you'll want members of your party to do different things at the same time. Use the right leg to
select each character one at a time, and then click on the place you want them to move to.
03£ 03£ i 00 00 m rf;rr r r The inventory screen lets you shuffle around all the things you find, and check up on your health.
1. These are the contents of your expansive backpack. You
automatically put items into your hand.
2. Holding items here enables you to examine them closely. Chests
can only be opened here.
3. The five travelling formations are created here using the
chess pieces to represent your party.
4. Experience levels and health indicators are displayed here.
Top them up by fighting and eating.
5. Sleep and food is essential to keep you alive. Close the eye
to snooze, and put food in the mouth.
6. Select characters with these panels. If they're close, you can
pass things from one to another.
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behind a wall, however, and the disappearing trick makes
looking for them easy.
Shadowlands' most atmospheric feature (and the one which it gets its name froml is the use of light and darkness throughout your quest. Much like Dungeon Master, you can pick up flaming torches from holders in the walls and carry them around with you to light your way during the adventure. But the lighting effect in Shadowlands goes one better - a circle of light follows the torch-bearer. Gradually diminishing as the torch bums down. The light behaves almost naturally, shining through open doorways in shafts as you approach the threshold, and then blossoming out on the other side as you
pass through. You can even throw them down passages and watch them light the way ahead.
A new perspective Another facet which makes Shadowlands a kind of 'Dungeon Master Plus' is the controllability of the party. DM only ever allowed you to move your party as a single group - Slwdowlands lets you split them up into different travelling formations, even as two distinct groups, as well as move individual members anywhere you want. This makes Shadowlands a far more plausible game than DM. And it gives you total control over the actions of your party. The downside, however, is that you have to work just that little bit harder to manage everything effectively - but that's what
role-playing is really all about.
Despite creating their own style of role- playing game. Tcque know when established ideas work well enough, and leave them be. So "Shadowlands is the first decent role-playing program to develop the ideas from Dungeon Master and Eye of the Beholder, and add a new twist that works.9* you'll find loads of magical items and spells, monsters and weapons, keys and locked doors, pits, pressure pads and plenty of leap-of-faith puzzles. The monsters (which range from slashing skeletons to fireball-chucking barbarians) vary in strength as you go deeper into the tunnels, and Shadowlands alters their
relative toughness depending on your success so far.
Fighting with the dungeon inhabitants is a tense, nail-biting affair. Your alter-egos are hardy, loyal fighters. And they'll slug it out to the death, onte you've issued the order. But if they start taking serious hits, you’ve got to call them out fast. Not easy, when you're panicking.
Perhaps the most annoying of all are the rats - these bite you repeatedly if they catch you standing still. They can t be killed and they even follow you through teleports. Dodge and run is the motto here.
This time it's personal Another enhancement to the gameplav is the character generator which enables you to create your own team with your choice of statistics for health, magic power, strength and combat abilities. You can create individual faces for your characters by using the identikit system which combines many different style heads, chins, eyes and hairstyles together.
With the in-built load-and-save function (which also includes a disk-formattcr). You can negotiate Shadowlands with a group of handcrafted alter-egos and really get the best enjoyment possible out of it.
APRIL 1992 So if you're looking for something in the role-play vein which is a bit different, has oodles of late-night, early-morning appeal, and is good enough to iet your mates watch over your shoulder, get Shadowlands or you truly will be in the dark.
Neil Jackson 1) Shadowlands Domark ¦ £29.99
• Superbly atmospheric role-playing game with more flexibility
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• Excellent graphic effects which include real- istic torchlight
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• Huge network of underground passages and tunnels to get
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Whal happens when preppy American boys leave their Tau Bela Kappa fralcmily houses?
Does iheir puerile humour gel packed away along wilh ihe frai rings? Do iheir desperate attempts lo screw any female in sight become subsumed by desperate attempts to screw any developing country in sight? In short, do they grow up? Yes and no. Yes. They stop walking around with their underpants over their Levi's
- they wear suits instead - but no. Their humour remains Ihe
same, it just gels more expensive.
Take the LSL series of games starring the almost certainly impotent Larry Laffer.
Larry is what people back in the Forties and Fifties used to call a Lounge Lizard. Now that there are no lounges, we would be more inclined lo call him 'Essex Man' or even Plonker'. He dresses like John Travolta's rather less talented brother, has a head that is so out of proportion to his cartoon-like body that it looks like he must pump it up with helium every morning, and he gets involved in lots of gorgeously drawn, but essentially tiresome. Adventures.
Amusingness abounds as Patti meets the FBI for the first time.
Look at the funny man, filled with funny farty gas flying funnily about the place. This is where Patti has to undergo some of the most gratuitously nasty surgery ever seen on a computer screen.
Leisure Suit Lsrry is packed with laughs(?) Like this.
Leisure Suit Larry 5 Larry is a legend in the same mould as Carry On films and the Cannonball Runs. The first few were wonderful - all double entendre, risque humour, and crass allusion - but the next 65 versions go nowhere.
Driller killer LSL 5 sees Larry and his paramour (dream on La ) Passionate Patty battling it out against the mob. The fad that you get to play Patti as well as Larry, appears to be a concession to the rather strange idea that women might be sentient beings too. But this image is soon APRIL 1992 Ah filing cabinets.
Where would the seedy world of pom be without filing cabinets? And where would the puzzle- filled gameplay be without hundreds of places to look for clues. Go to it Larry, have a good fiddle.
Yo! Larry! What's all this sitting around in restaurants next to fat women and thin men when you should be out chasing down some sex goddesses?
Oh, well at least gluttony is a sin too.
Shattered by a scene featuring the undercover FBI spyette being fitted for some hush-hush equipment by a gynaecologist wielding a drill and wearing a miner's hat. Call me prudish but this image moves away from the amusing Babs Windsor losing her bra w hile doing exercises. And into the I Spit On Your Grave terror-tory. It's also so completely non-interactive that it does nothing for the limited gameplay and plot.
Ah yes, the plot. Briefly. Patti is working for the FBI in a bid to stop the Mob from making vast sums of money out of cheap, tacky, exploitative pom (sounds familiar). Larry is.
Unwittingly, working for the Mob as he hunts down the most beautiful women in the world in order to make a cheap, tacky exploitative television show. Little does he know that the Mob want lo get the program banned so that they can sell under-the-counter video copies of it at highly-inflated prices. Oh what larks as Patti and Larry work at cross purposes but really together... but is it really together? Ah the complexity of this adventure is enough to blow-off your mind.
The Hard Disk cafe, watering hole of the old, the tired and the distasteful. Larry visits in order to pick up the gorgeous pouting Michelle, oh and to have a drink or two into the bargain.
Luckily for ihe game and ihe aspirant adventurer, the backgrounds and characters are drawn with an almost Hanna Barbera stylishness - there are even a few digitised images hanging around the place. It looks great. Even the interface is quite neal. It is icon driven and gives you options such as talk, take and walk.
Simple to use. It is tricd-and-tested and unless your mouse is having convulsions, it should cause you little or no grief.
Do you have a hard one?
Unluckily, unless you have a hard disk and even then plenty of patience, any suspension of disbelief that you might have been able to work up disappears like an afterglow in an abbatoir as you make your way through numerous disk changes.
As an adventure game, it’s not really up to much. You click on things and ask a few predefined questions. The backgrounds arc wonderful to look at. But there is very little to do - if it was a text-only adventure the message: "You can't use that", would crop up more than once. Essentially you are lead to the correct conclusions. The tricks and puzzles are classic Sierra; to buy air tickets you have lo have plastic, but you need to use Ihe right plastic in the right place. So you spend ages working out the programmer's (Al Lowe - "a jazz musician who regularly practices safe sax")
idiosyncratic logic.
This logic probably means a great deal lo those members of the Tau Beta Kappa fraternity house who think that Porky's is a documentary drama and that women are only good at two things (and some of them can't even cook). But to the rest of the world this is Ihe kind of game that might be played after a few pints on a rainy night in prison.
Tim Smith -3 Leisure Suit Larry 5 Sierra ¦ £26.99
• Some great backgrounds complemented with good characters.
• There are plenty of puzzles and twists to get your head round.
• ( ood control system.
• Pathetic, puerile sexist humour. Not very cred at all.
• Drab storyline.
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If a pinball game's going to be a success on ihe home computer, then the graphics have got to be smooth, but most importantly the feel' of the ball has got to be spot-on. Pinball Dreams achieves this and more. 50 screens per second scrolling ensures smooth-as-silk movement and the ball bounces and rolls as realistically as anyone could have hoped.
Pinball Dreams Soho down to Brighton Once these technical obstacles have been successfully negotiated, the world is your lobster.
Without the limitations of gravity, si .c. expense and all number of other spoil-sport laws of physics dictating the design of your table, in theory computer pinball should be better than the real thing. Imagine teleports, gravity-switching buttons to aim for. Balls splitting and then regrouping, moving targets on the table... But for some reason. 21st Century have decided to settle for realism as opposed to Silverball meets Star Wars fantasy. Hence the four tables steadfastly remain within the realms of the physically possible. All four tables feature only two flippers, all four tables shunt
the ball around with meticulous attention to Newton's laws and all four tables offer nothing that can't be found in existing, real, actual pinball tables.
So if Pinball Dreams offers nothing that can't be found in any pub or arcade, why is il so ridiculously addictive? Because w hat 21 si Century Software have done is recognise a brilliant game concept when they saw one.
Pinball is such a classic game, it doesn't need tatting up in order for it to appeal. The four tables we have on offer here tire enough to satisfy the appetite of any would-be Tommy.
Four starters Table One is 'Ignition' This is the easiest of the lot. Following a lorbitltlen Planet, spaceship. Lift-off sort of theme. As with all the other tables there are special bonuses and rewards to be played for. Luckily the instruction manual explains what exactly is asked of the player, detailing the correct sequence of targets that must he hit in order to access particular bonuses. This makes things a lot easier than in the pub. When a detailed (if casual) inspection of the locals' talents is the only way to working out what targets do what.
APRIL 1992 Table number two is 'Steel Wheel', based on an American rail road. Table three is 'Beat Box', in which you must play for the benefit of a struggling pop band - earning record deals, tours, and foreign signings as well as the usual point bonuses and extra balls. Lastly comes the awesome ’Nightmare' table. The soundtrack sends shivers down the spine as your little sil- ver-ball is catapulted, flicked and slapped about ihe table.
Pinball Dreams is great fun lo play, looks great, sounds awesome and faithfully reproduces all the thrills and spills of the real game - you can even tilt the table with a quick tap of the space-bar.
Of course £25.99 is a lot of money, but if a favourite pinball table still clings on to a niche within your gamesplaying heart (I'm still a sucker for a quick "Go For The Hill" courtesy of Ban ai Run). Then Pinball Dreams will do nothing but bring a smile to your face.
Neil West
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returning to its former glory. Yet this peace was soon to be shattered, indeed, the very night before the Prince's coronation, strange noises were to be heard in the castle grounds.
Fearing the worst. Cirion set forth lo discover the cause of these sounds, only to be knocked unconscious - and awaken in the dungeons of his own palace, far below the ground. To add to this problem, the hew ildered young man was confronted by the dreaded Medusa, who declared her intent to travel to the future, where Cirion would be long dead, and there would be no-one lo stop her from gaining absolute control over Morcnor once Return of Medusa APRIL 1992 AMIGA 13 - definitely unlucky!
Medusa draws her power from the Dohor crystal, a gem of Immeasurable evil. She guards this herself, deep within her secret shelter. Behind 13 locked doors. Viewed in first-person perspective (doesn't that sound incredibly familiar'.'), you lake the role of Cirion - alone, confused, bui with the knowledge that you will have to locale all 13 keys (in order to penetrate Medusa's lain, defeat her. And destroy the crystal.
The thing is these keys are hidden within 13 hunkers. And inside them lurk a large number of hostile nasties, all of whom are intent on your demise. This, in turn, presents yet another problem - you will need an army to aid you with your quest, which, in turn, will need paying for their services!
There's a slight problem with this, though
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A similar Fate?
Hmm. A tricky one. It's very, very much like rel-ine's Fate - Gates of Dawn (insofar as the whole atmosphere picks up a large wooden club, and smashes the words 'Dungeon Master clone' into the back of your skull ). Unlike Fate. Return of Medusa has a great deal more lo offer. Unoriginal it is, but it's also rather entertaining, and a great deal less confusing - none of this horrible party switching business la nice idea, shame about the implementation!). And combat is a whole deal more entertaining - pitting armies against whole towns can get pretty messy, believe me!
Again, like Fate and so many that have gone before, this is another brave, yet ultimately fool hardy game attempting to steal the crown from Dungeon Muster. However.
Return of Medusa is a very entertaining game in its own right, with effective graphics and sound, and a reasonably friendly user-inter- face. Its storyline slowly and inexorably draws you in until you have no choice but lo keep playing just to get that little bit further every time you load up.
OK. Originality definitely takes a back seat, but the whole thing is nicely done. An enjoy able and entertaining adventure, and well worth hav ing a good, long look at.
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£ LEEDS AMIGA CENTRE G APRIL 1992 Hare Raising Havoc freeze momentarily each time something happens. You can run the game in silenl mode (though why you'd want to is anybody's guess), but a 2Mb Amiga is the 'approved' way of making the animations run smoothly.
So, assuming you've fulfilled all these criteria. What do you get for your money? A six scene adventure, each with roughly 10 'Space Ace' style interactive bits, some excellent cartoon-noises and the jerkiest screen scroll ever. All this and a countdown timer too! Play the game once, and you'll never want to play it again. Disney might make classic cartoons - but they sure as hell make duff computer games. Next! 'I)
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Secondly, you need at least a megabyte of internal memory just to get past the loading sequence - and even then the spectacular special effects are loaded during the corresponding animations, causing the screen to Roger Rabbit the renowned cartoon shortstuff and Hoskins-irritant is not the ideal choice for the job of looking after Baby Herman.He can’t even be trusted not to try putting his hand up Mommy's skirt it seems.
At worst, most people take a book (or perhaps even Amiga Format) into the bathroom. Not Roger.
No. He's not happy unless he's got a fan.
An electric heater, and a sink plunger to play with. Kinda makes you wonder what he's up to in there - and why he takes so long.
LEAGUE DflV 1 OF +TH DIUISIOH APRIL 1992 Why not visit the Arboretum Mortalis, home of Draxx's most vicious wildlife?
WolfChild It'll make your hair stand on end.
Core Design ¦ £25.99 On first playing, WolfChild bears a striking resemblance to the classic Switchblade - and that's not surprising when you consider that they were both designed by Core Design's Simon Phipps. Although WolfChild uses many similar tricks and design ideas, it's by no means old ground recovered.
Your quest is to wreak some revenge upon Draxx, who kidnapped your father and murdered the rest of your family. You do have one rather handy ability at your disposal - you can turn yourself into a wolf and hurl claws at Draxx's henchmen.
To do this, you must first find the power-ups that arc strewn around the five beautifully drawn levels.
While WolfChild doesn't win any prizes for originality or spectacular game- play. It's still worth a shot. The intro sequence alone is worth a couple of close watches, and the in-game music, reminiscent of a Jean-Michel Jarre track, is pleasantly up-beat. Because WolfChild's difficulty changes depending on your level of success, you'll complete the game quickly, but it's still good fun on the second and third attempts.
B M The graphical splendour that Is Sterbyle ' 113 IT Super Soccer. Slm-heads only need apply.
Super Soccer Starbyte ¦ £25.99 When it comes to simulating football, there are two routes to take: the fast action kick-in-the-groin way of games like Kick Off 2. Or the slow, management-head way.
SSS belongs to this latter class.
As a football team manager, it's your lot to wade through the screens of decisions to make your team the best. Because it's German most of the teams you can manage have unpronounceable names, but there arc a few familiar names in there.
The game's strictly for those who like to see screens of figures and text, because that's all you get. There are a few dismal graphics in the match replay screens (which can be skipped) but that's all. Screen updates are slow, and with a rash of other sints about to be released (like US Gold's The Manager and Domark's Championship Manager.
Both of which look much more friendly than this), this looks like it'll have a hard lime making a mark.
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whizzing about, but this time across country in the
Paris-Dakar rally. Big Run gives you six increasingly
difficult races (well, they're not going to get easier, are
they?) From Paris to Dakar, taking in the luvly vistas of the
Saharan desert en route.
As racing games go (and they do), this Jaleco coin-up conversion isn't anything special. You've only got two gears to worry about (low and high) - (hat. And aboul 20 olher homicidal, and belter than you. Drivers. The graphics unfortunately become extremely pixelly when you get too close to them and your car suffers from the three-frame syndrome (facing forward, left and right). The sound effects are mangy to say the least, but there's a nice bit of hefty music before each stage.
With only six stages to work your way through you'd expect a bit of a challenge. Actually each stage is relatively easy and you'll probably complete the entire game within a day. Leaving you with a pretty box and very little else.
Big Run Always a good idea, this; to release extra courses for a successful game like PGA Tour, for £15 you get three extra, largcr-than-usual lawns: Eagle Trace. Scottsdale and Soulhwind. Designed from original TPC (Tournament Players Clubs) blueprints.
The courses are designed to give experienced PGA players more of a challenge, but in reality they're a tad simple. The first hole of Scottsdale is supposed to be a real toughic. But you can sink it on par first lime around. Likewise, a lot of the holes offer no more of a problem than the easiest ones on. Say.
MicroProse Golf. And six courses rather than a measly three would seem more of a bargain.
But to be going on with, this will do nicely, at least until we see the release of PGA 2.
PGA Tour Golf Tournament Course Disk Electronic Arts ¦ £14.99 Napoleonic Battles Impressions ¦ £29.99 This release boasts a new hex-based war-game system, instead of the infuriating mouse control system. Hex-based war-gaming is essentially like chess. The battleground is the board, and instead of chess pieces, there are about 30 infantry, cavalry and artillery units under your control.
The control system is simple, but cumbersome: an inordinate number of key presses arc needed to get a piece from one place to another. Each unit is controlled individually and with an entire army to move, the game quickly becomes tedious.
The sound effects are abysmal and the graphics are appalling and only three quaners of the screen is used.
The only saving grace is the range of options to customise the military units and to prepare custom- built battlegrounds. Buy one of Mirror Image's budget titles like Waterloo and Austerlitz instead.
M 40% Gretzky Hockey 2 Bethesda Softworks ¦ £25.99 Ah yes. The inevitable sequel. But what can you add to a game like ice-hockey if you've done it once? Very little, actually.
In Gretzky 2, you get the choice of which team to manage (USA or Canada), difficulty level, tactics and so on. Before getting onto the match proper. You don't have lo control a player yourself if you don't want to. But if you do you'll have to get used to Ihe odd but ultimately useful control system. Instead of moving a character directly you move a cursor and the player attempts to move to it on the rink, his speed being determined by the distance of the cursor from him. It's difficult to see your player because it's only indicated by the colour of his helmet, but after a few games you get
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Ever wondered what it must be like to don your Trilby and trenchcoat as a private dick? No? Well IF give you the chance in their latest offering; a rolc-play dctcctive style adventure where you must clear your father’s name of murder.
It's a task that requires you to interrogate suspects and gather information from sources such as the scene of the crime and the local coppers' nark, who somehow manages to gather juicy secrets without ever leaving the pub.
Like the other characters you meet, he's pretty two dimensional, but your encounters with the city minions are only one pan of a very involving game. From your office you are able to gamble on the stock market, read your mail, pul tabs on people, hack into suspects' computers or even dial a pizza. This makes a variety of actions possible, but progression within the story is limited due to the nature of your options which resemble the layout of an adventure book, where only one route enables you to complete it.
Until you've solved the crime. Crime City is _ fascinating, but much like any whodunnit the thrill A I is gone once you know whodunnit.
Leap into Ihe jaws of death, beat up the bad guys, grab the girl and leg it. That's the basic idea here. It's on five disks and has clearly been aimed at admirers of the recent role-playing hit Monkey Island. No throwing of insults to resolve combat in this game though. Oh no. This is real swashbuckling stuff where you get to slice your enemies into little pieces with your sword in true. Jim Hawkins' style.
Control is a combination of text input and joystick which, while being fine for combat situations, becomes a chore during conversation with other characters. The graphics are good but they lack Monkey Island's character. On the plus side there is a huge area to explore within the game, and there arc some brilliant animations when something happens to Mad Dog. The storyline is well written, containing all the quirky humour that you have come to expect from games of this format.
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You take control of a smoothly animated chappy, who is dressed in the most outrageous suit ever to grace the Amiga, and struts across the landscape spewing small hcan-shaped bullets at anyone who gets in his way. Strange you may think?
Well perhaps not as strange as some of the things he meets on his quest: such as Mr Punch-headed large-footed creatures, and intelligent stormclouds that track your passage across the higher stages of the game.
The graphics are attractive, w ith some nice touches, like a trail of stars that are left in the main sprite's wake. The sound effects and music are good, and there is a wide variety of puzzles to be solved before each level is completed, so you'll keep coming back for more.
Not quite up to the standard of Robocod, but great fun nonetheless.
When Thalamus first arrived on the scene, producing games for the C64. They stretched the capabilities of the machine further than most had done before. But this is not a good example of their attention to detail. Its playability lacks the smoothness that made platform games such as Turrican so successful. The main sprite has the appearance of an ostrich w hen he runs, and the huge gun is very unresponsive lo presses from the fire-button and couldn't defend your character from a rabbit, let alone the hordes of carnivores that he is frequently pitted against.
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APRIL 1992 ¦ft 90% Right. There are to he no fish-related puns in this review. James Pond is an aquatic, underwater spoof of the classic secret agent created by Ian Herring I Fleming
- damn I and deserves better.
12 missions await our Piscean friend, all viewed from that trusty sideways- scrolling position. Each level secs James facing a different task, and they all have a unique flavour (not Tartarc).
As he swims around. James can pick up all manner of goodies which may help or hinder him (imbibing the numerous bottles of Jack Daniels which litter the sea bed is particularly, er. Interesting), and there are dozens of locations to explore, many of which aren't essential to the plot. Luckily he has a generous time limit for each, so this exploration isn't at the expense of fin-ishing the sub-game (oh no! Two in one sentence!)
The graphics are very neat, with cartoon-like characters and backgrounds.
Definitely one of the game's strongest points. Everything runs (or rather swims) smoothly and moving James around is fun once you've got the hang of it. Very stylish indeed, and there's even a decent tune.
Playability is high on the scale (whoops) and the further you get. The more rewarding it all becomes. In true arcade tradition, the in-depth (sigh) gamer will be both amused and entranced by the secret rooms, tunnels and plaices you can visit whilst carrying out your tasks.
Overall. James Pond is cute, playable and maddeningly addictive. It's tough, though, and it's big enough to have you glued to your screen in a most unpleasant manner. If it wasn't set underwater, it'd also have bags of atmosphere. The different missions (all containing weak fish-related puns on the titles of erstwhile respectable Fleming stories), arc each distinctive enough to make the game seem large and challenging (which, indeed, it is).
Moving the gill-equipped secret agent is definitely an acquired skill. He bobs, wiggles and jumps out of the water in the most engaging manner. But it's possible to get seriously good at the game, and you can spend ages exploring areas which aren't strictly related to the mission. These hidden screens add a lot to the gameplay.
And keep you trying all possible routes out of the current (oops) screen.
It doesn't seem like long ago that James Pond was being reviewed as full-price software. It hasn't dated much, although several other cartoony arcadc-style produets have appeared in its er. Wake. If you don't already own it. Visit your local shop and buy it at this price (making 'shore' to steer clear of fish- related humour.)
I James Pond Millennium ¦ £7.99 I* you're one of those people who continually get* turned into a masked zombie mutant every time you cross the path of a witchdoctor. It*s time for new 'curse-gone’ cream. Guaranteed to remove all known hexes (except the one you're standing on).
Voodoo Nightmare Palace ¦ £7.99 Boots Barker is out of luck. He's fallen foul of a witch-doctor who has cursed him: he now has an immovable, stupid mask attached to his head. Worse still, he's been stranded in the middle of an unpleasant jungle in the Congo. Things, as they say.
Have been better.
You control Boots through an isometric view which, although not brilliant, works OK. The idea is explore, find jewels and voodoo dolls and ultimately escape.
There are eight mini-adventures, all with eerie tunes, neat graphics and taxing puzzles. What lets it down is the super-sensitive controls. This alone makes the game less addictive and rather annoying.
If you're prepared to put up with this though, you'll have a big. Nice-looking and atmospheric game to contend with. And your mind will be exercised almost as much as your joystick fingers.
Th* open road beckons seductively, as does a spell In Intensive Care, if you decide to climb onto your Combo. But rest assured - the pain of crashing will be nothing compared to the agony of losing first place (and killing your co-rider).
Combo Racer GBH ¦ £7.99 This was really the predecessor to Lotus Esprit Turbo Challenge. Fair enough, but Turbo Challenge does everything Combo docs so much better.
You race around a series of JD-viewed circuits, looking al the back of your little motorbike and side-car affair (the eponymous combo). Revs, gears and speed are given at the bottom of the screen, and the circuit is displayed at the top.
It's pretty fast, the graphics are certainly watchable and ihc sounds mimic those of a motorbike to some extent. The trouble is. Combo Raeer lacks the excitement of a classic racing game. It's just not playable enough.
Lotus Turbo Challenge is now available at a cheaper price. If you want a 3D racing game with simultaneous two-player option, ignore this and go for that. You won't regret it.
Life in the insect world was complicated enough before Man appeared and started using unnatural chemicals and weird drug cocktails on his crops.
So the blame for this new breed of cyberinsect can be laid squarely at his feet.
Venus The Flytrap GBH ¦ £7.99 If s ihc attack of the giant cyber-insects! You take on the role of a special metallic fly in a world of mutated bugs, nasties and ladybirds in this quick, exciting and competent shoot-em-up.
You view your world from a sideways angle, and the idea is to travel around, blasting at everything you sec. Extra weapons, score bonuses and other goodies are littered around the horizontally-scrolling levels, and there are some wicked time limits imposed as well.
The scrolling and animation is seriously smooth, and there is an abundance of bright colours and perky sound effects throughout. Being a fly. You must also master the technique of fighting upside down. It's a nice touch and forces you to look at your screen from a different viewpoint (as it were).
Cunning pitfalls are planted in many of the screens, and if you collect these w illy-nilly you'll end up w ith all sorts of weird effects to combat, as well as swarms of mutants. Hectic is the word.
The various elements of the game have been mixed in just the right proportions here. It's fast, it's fun. It's addicitive and playable. It also hasn't dated too badly, so if you're into a green (in the environmentally-friendly sense! Game with some excellent blasting and sacks of playability, then snap up Venus The Fly Trap.
It is to be fervently hoped that the occupants of the track-side houses have either moved or have retired to their cellars. You’re bound to crash into at least one per race, and usually at quite respectable speeds.
Toyota Celica GT Rally GBH ¦ £7.99 On their way to becoming kings of the racing game. Gremlin produced this. It gives you a four-wheel drive rally car and a whole load of stages to race through.
You have a 3D behind-the-wheel view, including hands, gauges and everything). The simple idea is to stay on the track while going as quickly as possible.
You race the clock, not other driv ers directly , and crashes earn you point penalties so care is needed. Nonetheless Celica is very exciting! And the implementation of a sliding, bucking rally car is very well done.
Churches, houses and other inconsequential objects rush by the windows, all done with smoothness and speed, and the sound is excellent. This is one computer game that actually sounds like a car.
The only problem is that you can't race other cars directly , and that rallying is a difficult skill to master (seeing as you don’t have any feeling for which direction the car is actually travelling in. Persevere, learn the ancient art of driving rapidly on muddy surfaces and in appalling conditions and you'll be rewarded, but if you're after a quick speed-hit. You'll end up in a ditch in record time.
APRIL 1992 I feel Dizzy, my egg Is spinning... Yes. If you're hard-boiled enough not to get the yolk. It might be because Kwik Snax is aimed at younger players. Better to poach an old copy of Scramble (or something).
Kwik Snax CodeMasters ¦ £7.99 That Curate's Egg. Dizzy has had all of his relatives kidnapped. Before their heads are viciously cracked open with spoons, you've got lo save them all by mov ing from relative to relative, guiding them around an updated ’oc-Afo i-like series of screens.
What a plot eh?
It certainly feels like it's aimed at the younger player, this game. Bright primary colours and ear-filling, zappy noises abound, and you move the large, cartoons sprite around each location av oiding ghosts and scoffing point bonuses. Kwik Snax is pretty big. So you have a lot to do. But it's ultimately rather repetitive and your attention will wander. It's smooth enough, though, and gets harder as you progress, making it fairly playable for a while.
The different scenarios you can play do add a feeling of getting quite a lot for your money. But each level docs seem to be a similar proposition lo all the others.
The backgrounds and sprites arc changed, but the basic gameplay remains the same.
It's still a sort of up-dated Pat-Man.
If you're looking for an arcade game, and you're not under the age of 12 land completely fixated by talking eggs and bright Hashing colours), it's better to go for an altogether more interesting and stylish re-release. One like Venus The Flytrap, for example.
Rtck Dangerous doesn't wear a battered hat. He doesn't carry a whip and he doesn’t even have a dad (or indeed any parents). But he can still run. Crawl and jump with the best of them.
Rick Dangerous Kixx ¦ £7.99 Indiana Jones by any other name. Rick's back. And this time he's brought his special lovver-pricepoint sticker.
This is an unashamed platformcr. You play a fearless little character who rushes around the place avoiding traps, shooting baddies and climbing up and down things.
Simple concept, exciting game.
Graphics and sound are certainly looking a bit old now. But they still perform their function, and don't detract from the game any. What Rick D still relics on is a mixture of playability and frustration. And even after all these decades, it's still a lot of fun. You rush around. Hying past the traps you've sussed out and puzzling over those you don't yet understand. It's maddening and addictive.
It's also pretty large. You make your way through a massive temple, defusing every cunning snare as you go. Joystick speed, sleight of hand and sheer reactions all have their place, and if you do die. There are numerous restart points, so you don't have to start right from the beginning.
It's an old game, but that doesn't mean that it's not still fun. Indeed it is. The genre was started off by Manic Miner (or somesuch ancient crumbly), but Kick Dangerous is still a decent platform game and no mistake. It's huge, it's packed with puzzjes and it's cheap.
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Electronic Arts 94% John Madden's Football... Shadowlands Storm Master Return off Medusa .... Pinball Dreams .. Harlequin ...... Wayne Gretzky Hockey 2 .
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Storm ..58% Mindscape ......33% Sierra ...50% Sierra ..44% Impressions ....40% Thalamus .35% Infogrames Disney .25% ISSUE 31'S SCORES These dusty old games are looking for homes or facing the chop Scoop 'em up and save 'em while you can.
Where else could you punch the living day- Imhf ai it nf ~ *j‘ s 1 ..... .. ¦ scSS&S .;*• •vr(J I b & ngnis out ot big-eared dwarves without getting arrested? In a Knightmare. That's where. Tony Crowther's role-play adventure is hard work, but you'll come out the other side a changed person.
Warped, probably.
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..70% 70% Champions .. ..Krisalis.... World Cup Rugby ... Wild West World .... ..Audiogenic .68% ..US Gold 04% Smash TV ... ..Ocean..... 61% Alien Storm ..US Gold 59% Space 1889 . ..Ernpire.... 59% Tip Off ..Anco 60% Fantastic Voyage ... CardiaxM ..... ..Centaur ......49% ..Electronic Zoo 75% LAST YEAR'S SCORES LAST MONTH'S SCORES Things look even better than they did last year. Now there are more Format Golds, and
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Lurking on shelves around the country, you'll find these games waiting for you. But which ones are the flyers and which are the flops? Now you know.
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the 1992 racing season.
MicroProse’s spectacular Formula Our (iron,I Prix grabs pole position. Hardly surprising, because it's really one helluva game, and it deserves a good long run out in front. It's left tyre-marks all over Ocean's tVW Wresilemania. The not-so-ama ing fold-em.
Beat-em and bend-em-up. If H U can pick itself up off the canvas, it'll probably start slinking back to the changing room for a quiet lie-down and a change of shorts.
Meanwhile, just to prove that snooker isn't as boring as Steve Davis makes it look.
Jimmy Whin 's Snooker surges up another four places, in tate whirlwind fashion. We had thought it was all over for the potty player, but maybe he was just cueing up after all. JWWS cannons off EA’s Birtls of Prey, which had just settled down on the bai c. Preening itself, and truly gives it the bird.
Strangely enough. VH'H'S's last-minute spun has left Populous 2 and Roboeotl standing, looking rather ama ed. They haven't moved from their previous position, and are just clinging on for dear life. Don't look down guvs, it s a long drop.
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Strikes Back Mirrorsoft Chart Chatter APRIL 1992 Robocop 2.
Ocean's electric lawnmower.
Sorry lawman, has obviously had another short-circuit. He's ignoring his prime directive I to reach the top of the charts), and is busy heading back to base, chasing Gremlin's Lotus Turbo 2 which is still stuck in reverse gear and going backw ards at high speed.
The backmarkers include Core's Norseman. Heimdall. Who's obviously decided he likes it where he is and is putting down roots. Ty pical Viking invasion plan. Last over the finish line is Football Crazy Challenge.
Easily a lap behind. But will il trip ov er its own laces, running so fast as it appears to be?
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The story is based upon ancient legend. A warrior prince, slaughtered on the battlefield of the Shadowlands, awakes to find that his spirit lives on and that he can control the minds and actions of his subjects.
Seeking retribution, he chooses four loyal adventurers and guides them back into the Shadowlands on a journey of discovery and vengeance.
• The revolutionary new Photoscape TM lighting system casts
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• Fight to the death using an array of weapons and spells against
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The friendly and intuitive mouse-driven control system gives access to the largest, strangest and most fascinating game world.
It's an enormous challenge - but one you can win!
Whether you're an expert or new to the genre, Shadowlands is the RPG experience you've been waiting for.
Available on: Amiga, Atari ST & IBM PC.
8oftwaro, Artwork. Instructions and Packaging C 1992 Do mark Oroup Ltd.
Published by Do mark Software Ltd. Perry House.
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THE LUCKY BEGGARS Quite ;t lew prizes go out this month to make up for the recent lack ol hells reader’s tips. The first (iamehuslers voucher goes nut to D Bruce for his Kohminl tips, with another winging it's wav to Paul Maxwell lor the lovely killtin: (innir Slum maps. Big w inner ol the Ciamehuster of the Month is David Glauert lor his extremely nice Isi utlimi II tips and codes.
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Game Busters The month of April is upon us, but we're no fools around here (just wait while I fetch a left-handed hammer for the editor. What's he laughing at?).
Ah, that's better, time to get on with some useful Gamebusting with Maff Evans.
BLUES BROTHERS This licence of the infamous Saturday Night Live characters only managed to capture a certain amount of the feel of Jake and Elwood's nefarious antics Still, w'nat can you do with a licensed platform game these days7 Anyway, a lot of people have found this one tough going, so a cheat may well be m order When the player select screen appears, type m HOI LQ You will now be able to select any level, by pressing keys I to h. Just press Space to play the chosen level w ith infinite lives.
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ROBOCOD This format Gold winning platform game has certainly captured the attention of all you Gamebusting fans So much m fact that there have been a few different cheats sent m Here is the possibly the most complete cheat system so fa Never mind those sticky cakes, there are a lot more goodies available to Robocod fans with this wonderful set of cheats.
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IS ......Level 3-4 3b ...... ...Bonus 1 e el 0 Minus. Scut Innd Populous II® Having Godly powers in a strategy game may win a lot of critical acclaim (including the esteemed Format Gold in Issue 30), but it makes life complicated for those of you trying to control a world. Never mind! Here are a healthy selection of tips to help you keep the peace... or smash anyone who gets in your way!
Effects Move Papal Magnet This is perhaps the most important effect, since when used in conjunction with the Fight and Settle options it can clear large areas of opposition land.
Perseus Perseus is the best knight to use. He will avoid tins enemy effects and so can he left to fend for himself.
Plague This is best used at the start of a game, as it will deprive the enemy of lots of energy required later in the struggle.
Armageddon This is best used in conjunction with the Plague option, since anyone infected with the plague when the icon is selected will die. One thing to note is that when using Armageddon it is also possible to use other effects.
APRIL 1992 This can be extremely useful. For example. Bunging out a good Earthquake can deprive the enemy of quite a few knights.
Likewise. Baptismal Fonts is a good wav to gel extra men. But watch out your own men don't fall ini Unfortunately. Armageddon has the tendency to halve your score.
Trees This option has two good uses: A - It gives you more energy from any of your buildings that are on the same screen as the trees.
B - It is very good for destroying large amounts of enemy land. To do this, plant three sets of trees on one screen, then move the screen you are viewing in one direction and repeat the process. When you feel that you have planted enough trees, set lire to them.
This will also ignite any thing next to a tree, thereby destroying large portions of the opposition. Don't leave the trees for too long though, since the enemy will be gaining energy from them while they are alive.
Renew Land This is the only way of making land destroyed by a volcano useable. This option also destroys effects on the ground, such as Swamp. Fungi. Basalt and Baptismal Fonts.
Swamp Il is best to use this function at the beginning of a game, since this will restrict the opposition's growth. However, you have tv* remember to clear swamp land (using Renew Land or raising and lowering the land i before your men come near it.
Plant Fungus A spread of Fungus is a very efficcm way of clearing large expanses of Bat enemy land for you to use. To do this see the Fungus Spread Box.
Adonis This chap is a useful Knight due to the fact that he is not affected by Plant effects. He should only be used if you have a leader whose energy level is into the fifth pole. Keep a watch over him until he separates twice, otherwise he could be bumped off prematurely , thus wasting a good knight.
Roads These tire good for a couple of applications.
They can stop Fungus spreads and are useful for guiding the enemy towards effects such as Swamps. Fungi and Baptismal Fonts.
Walls If used correctly. Walls can he an extremely powerful tool. They can be used to confine enemies, but still allow access to your own men. Look out though - since you cannot trap Hercules or any other knight of a particularly strong type. When using walls, you have to note that although you can use Walls on the same screen as your own settlements, you can't use it on settled enemy land. Also, a section of wall has to touch others either directly or indirectly.
This picture demon- strates the usefulness of Whirlpools (particularly when stirred up by a Whirlwind).
Watch that coastline crumble under the pressure of nature's devastating forces!
Earthquakes Always make sure to use Earthquakes well away from your own land, since they tend to go wherever they want. However, if you put more experience into Earth effects, they can be sent in the direction you want a little easier. If an Earthquake does encroach on your land, lower the land that it affects, otherwise anything you raise will be destroyed.
Balholith This effect is very similar to the Volcano from the original game, since it raises the land as well as bringing up a few rocks. For the Earthquake to do any useful damage, the pointer must be well into the icon (meaning that you hav e a lot of Balholith energy). One use is to raise land when you don't have access to the Raise Lower function. However, the effect is best used around the enemy 's Papal Magnet, because it can cause the Magnet to be blocked off. And thus preventing the enemy from using it. To make sure that this happens, only carry out the effect when the leader is
actually at the Papal Magnet, otherwise he can just move it and send the leader to the new position.
Heracles One useful function of this character is that when knighted your leader's energy doubles. Heracles is immune to the effects of Walls and Earthquakes.
Lightning Using lightning is a very good way of killing off enemy leaders and reducing large buildings to rubble, making them easier for your Knights to destroy.
Whirlwind When used close to a coastline. Whirlwinds can destroy large amounts of coastal land, since they can start a number of Whirlpools, Storms The effects of a heavy storm can destroy large amounts of land, particularly when you take into account the lad that lightning strikes from storms can set fire to trees and start forest fires, Odysseus If speed is required, then this is the knight to use. He is immune to all air effects.
Fire Column These tend to concentrate on high around.
They can easily be put nut by submerging them in water.
H ire Kain This is one of the best effects available. They can destroy vast amounts of land and start huge forest fires.
Achilles This Knight is immune to all fire effects, including magma from a Volcano.
Volcano Probably the best effect available, since it permanently destroys land. The best use is on collections of large buildings or centred on the enemy leader, since it makes it difficult for his men to reach the Papal Magnet. The only way to make destroyed land usable is to use the Renew Land option.
Basalt Once formed. Basalt can only be seen on the close-up map view This means that the enemy doesn’t know that you've built a pathway to his land. Il also makes it difficult to raise buildings, since Basalt can't be grown upon.
hirlpools Although these can be useful for preventing the opposition reaching their Papal Magnet, it is better to use Whirlwinds whenever possible.
Baptismal Font When used around the Papal Magnet, these can provide a good way of converting men to your side. It’s best to use them al the start of the game when there is a dense population.
Helen of Troy This lady is very useful, since she doesn't cause any damage when charming a person and ev icting them from their home. She cannot be destroy ed by drowning, so other methods have to be used to get rid of her. However, she can be affected by Baptismal fonts, so get rid of any that appear in her path.
Tidal wave This devastating effect reduces land to sea lev el and ean only be stopped by land three or four steps higher than sea level. After a Tidal Wave, the opposition will tend to raise the land to prov ide settlements, so use Whirlwinds or Whirlpools to stop him.
General Hints If you are unable to raise land, then use Batholiths (when available) to make some new land. Don't use Computer Assistance, since this is next to useless! If this restriction also applies to the enemy, then use Whirlpools to remove his land. Any effect is useful, but look out for when you later want to move in for the kill, since any effects left hanging around will affect your men.
If you can t lower land, use of a well- placed whirlwind or whirlpool can reduce the ground. Once again, use any effects to destroy enemy land if he's suffering from this restriction - but watch out for when you want to move in later on.
If you can neither raise nor lower land, then simply use your Papal Magnet to centre on the enemy targets.
APRIL 1992 At the start of the game, both sides will have a large and hefty population and consequently will have quite a bit of energy available to them. Use this to carry out a mass destruction I using for example Storm or l ire Rain i on the enemy's population.
If your population is spread out lo start with, then try and get them together. This will make it easier to elect a strong leader and protect your clan. However, if your population is mixed up with that of the enemy. Use the Fight and Settle option.
When playing 011 hostile land environments, make sure that you choose a strong house for breeding. If it's a little on the weak side then the person will die. Stopping you from reaching any free space.
When the restrictions are in your favour, switch game control lo Computer Vs Computer, as this will deal with the boring raising and lowering of land to begin with.
Reducing the screen will help to speed things up a little. When you have a decent sized population. Take over control.
Here is an extremely useful tip for those of you with weaker characters. Just try using the following for some extra help: l-J EC VTS U NTGJ V A V David Glauert.
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468. ... .....NGL'PAB 775 .... ...AGLO 141 ... .....HEAGAF
474. ... L'XINAT 7X0.... ...LBGHAD
147. .... NEMMAC
479. .... .....SON'EAC 7X6..... .....TIT PAB
149. .... ITIMAT
485. .... ...OWOP
790. ... MMMN.AC
155. .. ......IMAL.AF 491 ......I'NSIAG
796. .... ..DIMM) 161 .... ... MONE.AC
497. .... .....SUAFAK 8(H) 1DQCAB
167. .. ...WOOP
502. ... .IIHOAT
806. ... .....AFDOAT
175. ... I PS 1 AG
505. ... ...MNCCAB
810. .... ......ALUM
179. .. ......TTAFAK
504. .. PI AT A K X15..... T HAFAK
184. .. ......PI MO AT 505 NEISAC 821 ... .....CCCCAB
190. .. .JIERAF 511 ...TH.AM.AK X2X .... INMNAB 195 ...
...ACT H
517. ... .....AKNEAB 851 ...THUG 201 .... ......A.MJIAG
518. .. ...OOE.MAK 855 .... .....AAEGAF 202 .... ..UMQU
524. ... .....UBUXAB
855. .... ...ACNEAB
208. .. .....QUSOAG
550. ... .....TUL'XAT X40..... ......OPITAK
211. .. .NESI.AF
556. .... VEPI.AF
845. .... ...HETU
214. .. ...MMFEAK
540. ..
DDI. OAG
850. .... .....TUFEAK
220. .. .....DDLLAB
542. ... ...GHAGAD xss .. -SIUNAT
224. . .
.....LDAGAD
548. ... ..ADNIN
860. ....
DD. AGAD
228. ... .....ADERAK
554. ... .....ALOOAG X64..... .....LDETAK
254. .. .....ALAAAC
560. ... PEITAG X70..... ...AFA.AAC
255. ... .....L'NNEAK
566. .... .IIADAC
875. .... .....UNWI.AF 241 .... .....SLABAK
572. ... 1 NTTAT 880 PEUX 244 ... ....EGUX 575 ....
.....LEAKAC 8X5 CCIIAK
249. .. .NEIIAK
574. ... ..JIPIAK
890. .... 1STT.AT 251 .... ....LYI.Y
575. ... THE MAG
894. .... ......JILL
260. .. .....O.MLOAF
576. ... ....DOLL 896 .... .....DOLOAF 265 ...
AGISAK
580. .. . OMAGAC 9(H)..... ...OMUBAG
268. ... ...I'BMMAT
586. ... ...UMMMAT
8) 5..... .AMAMAC
274. .. .....TUOWAF
592. ... ...Ql'OW.AF 91 1..... LEVE.AT
280. .. ......VEEGAD
598. ... ...MMEGAD
915. .... .....NEABAB
285. ... ......WISl'AG
604. .. .....DDACAB
920. .... VEJIAK
291. .. ...MODOAK
610. ..
925. .... .....WILYAT 295 ... ... WOI MAP
616. .. .....ATLOAK
951. .... ...HOUMAF
501. .. CPUAD
617. .. .....UXNGAG
957. ... ......UXTIAD
502. .. ITT BAF
620. .. Mel'BAF
945. .... ...UHATAB
505. .. .....SL'HOAK
625. .. ......SLATAB
945. .. ......SIT PAP
509. ... CCl'PAF 629 ... ......CCER.AC
950. .... II.ALAB
515. .. LYINAD
655. .. ...LY
955. .... ...LYOOAK
520. ... .....DON'EAG 656 ...
I. N'EG.AC
960. ... ...DO AC
524. ... ......OMAC
642. .. .....I.OAC 965 AKDOAD
526. .. .....OOOPAK
644. .. .....OMOPAK
970. .... ...UMDOAD
552. ... UBSIAC
650. .. ......L'MSIAC
975. .... CETIAC
558. .. .....TL'AF
655. .. ......HEL.EAB
980. ... .....NGCCAF
544. ... ......VECCAF
656. ... ....Ql AF
985. .... TIER AB
550. ... ...GHOMAD
662. ... ...MMCCAF
990. ... ...GHUGAK 554 ... .....ABUHAK
668. .., ...DDOM.AD 992 .... .....LDNEAB
560. ... ......AT J1 AC
674. .. .....ABEGAB 994 ABNEAF
565. .. UNTTAB
676. .. ......ADNEAF
995. .... ..HOEM
569. .. ......SI AD.AT
678. ... ..AFJIAC Ihe final level: 575 ... ...MNTTAK
6X4... MF.HE i nile a battle!
581. .. LLLOAC
690. ... ......ERDDAF
999. .... ...AVOITAB Killing Game Show .)
This one is quite an old platform shoot-em-up, but a well designed and highly playable one none the less (it did get a Format Gold back in Issue 17, after all). If you're still having trouble finding your way around the maze-like levels, then just i P have a look at these lovely, colourful maps. They should help you choose the right path!
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human being's sanity!
Carl Bennett.
Scholes. Wigan Don 't panic! Don 't panic! I can help you act to the next stage, at least!
Drop down llte first shaft onto the T-shaped rock.
Walk off to the right and jump iff the ledge on the next screen (avoiding the spikes). Run halfway onto the next screen, then quickly run a short wav to the left. Turn around and watch the liming to get under the two rock- falls. Run onto the next screen until you arc hidden behind the large rock. When the next Iwo rocks hit the poor at the same time, run past and watch the timing before running past the next rock-fdl.
Before you reach the tentacle monster, run up the slope lo the left. Turn around, store up a big beam then blast the tentacles away (once they drop back down).
Run onto the next screen and continue going right Idodging the tentacles and jumping the mouths in the Poor). Blast all the tentacles and jump the mouths as you go to the right. When you get to a shaft, do two small jumps lo avoid the hole and the mouth, then continue right. When you reach a dead end. Blast the wall away before going back lo the left. This should give you a new code.
Slash, Thud, Death I recently purchased the games Warzone and Let aider.
Bul I can't beat the ship al the end of level four on Warzone and I can'! Gel pasi world 2-1 of Leander.
Please can you give me a cheat for these games'?
Andrew Black.
Coleraine. County Londonderry ®Tm afraid that ur don't have anything to help you out on Warzone (cue for flood of reader's letters supplying du als - hint, him), but thanks to a letter from Ramon Oerritsen in Holland, ice can help with Leander.
If you want to have a look al the later levels without having to slog il out with the enemy all the way through, then try these codes: ZXST for level two and LVFTfor level three. Hope that saves you some bother.
Thanks Ramon. A voucher is on its was: If you're stuck on a particular game or have a solution to a letter printed in the magazine, then write it down and send it in to us at HELPING HAND Amiga Format, 30 Monmouth Street, Bath BA1 2BW Dead Bodies Everywhere I have been playing Cadaver for Iwo monlhs sand I am stuck on level live. I need iwo turquoise gems lo pul in a skull lock, but every lime I cast Dispel Evil al one of the evil gems, ihe other one disappears. Can you tell me how to gel Iwo gems'?
Paul Whittney.
Bingham. Nottinghamshire A few people have got in touch about Cadaver, mainly due to the fact that there was only a solution to the first level in the first Screenplay book. Unfortunately, that’s about as far as I’ve got. So there isn’t much I can do for you. Since this has been quite il popular query. I would be most grateful if anyone who knows a full solution (with maps if you can) lo send it in lo Guinchustcrs. That way I could help out alt these lost and desperate adventurers.
Smarter than the Average Tips Section I have a game called Yogi's Great Escape w hich I like, bul I can"l gel past level three. Do you know a cheat or a w ay of jumping lo the higher levels'?
Kathryn Roberts.
Iligham. Gloucestershire This must be one of the youngest people ever to write to Camcbuslers. Since Kathryn is only seven years tdil.
Unfortunately, nobody here has actually played the game, so ice don’t know of a cheat. If anyone thinks they can help Kathryn out. Then you know wluil to do!
Send a tip into Helping Hand.
Something Old, Something New Can you help me by answering these questions on Rainbird's Elite! My game is version 2.0. with a release dale of 18 7 91 pruned on ihe disk. The game seems to work OK. Bul I have a few problems: II can't gel out of Witch Space. On ihe BBC version il was possible. Any suggestions?
21 have played the game right up lo dangerous level, bul I have had no messages aboul missions. Can you tell me whether there areany?
3 In a previous Gamebusiers. You mentioned a cloaking device. How do I gel (his?
4ll is possible lo buy retro rockets. Unfortunately, the manual appears to be ihe same as ihe BBC manual (with a few picture changes) and so makes no mention of these.
51 have noticed that Rambird have an advanced version of Elite on Ihe PC. Is this going lo appear on ihe Amiga ?
John Westerman, Cleekhealon. West Yorkshire 107 Quite a few questions, that'.« true! Let’s take them one at a time: APRIL 1992 1 Witch Sluice is a hit tougher on the Amiga version, since this is aimed to make missions a lot more difficult. For this reason, von may find yourself trapped.
2 The missions are totally independent of your rating. You are given missions when you arrive al certain locations after a specific lime. Keep plugging away - they are there!
3 The cloaking device is an expensive item that can only be found on planets with a high tecli-level.
They are useful, so keep trying lo visit advanced planets with pockets fall ofdoslt.
4 The manual I've seen for the Amiga version is quite different to the original BBC draft. You d better check with the publishers for that!
5 A new version of Elite is under production (nominally titled Elile Plus), but il won’t be available until al least the latter xir) of Ihe year.
What? The end of the page already ? Well il looks like we'll have lo wrap il up for this month. One Iasi nole: if you've got a problem that is a bil loo complicated for Helping Hand, then have a look al page 109 to see if ihe new Screenplay book can help you. If il looks interesting and you want to find oul more, then give us a ring on a Tuesday. Maff Evans will no doubt try and gel you lo buy a copy!
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• SAVE THE ENTIRE PROGRAM IN MEMORY TO DISK Special compacting
techniques enable up to 3 programs to fit on one disk. Now
saves directly to disk as Amiga Dos - reloads independently of
the cartridge - even transfer to hard drive! Works with up to 2
Megs of Ram - even 1 Meg Chip Mem (Fatter Agnus).
SUPER POWERFUL TRAINER MODE - now with DEEP trainer. Even better than before - allows you to generate more or even infinite lives, fuel, ammo. Perfect as a Trainer Mode to get you past that "impossible" level. Easy to use.
• IMPROVED SPRITE EDITOR The full Sprite Editor allows you to
view modify the whole sprite set including any “attached"
sprites. PLUS A RANGE OF IMPROVED FEATURES.
• VIRUS DETECTION Comprehensive virus detection and removal
features to protect your software investment. Works with all
presently known viruses.
BURST NIBBLER.
Now this super disk copier program is built into Action Replay Mk III. Just imagine a superfast, efficient disk copier program at the press of a key - no more waiting.
• SAVE PICTURES AND MUSIC TO DISK Pictures and sound samples can
be saved to disk. Files are saved directly in IFF format
suitable for use with all the major graphic and music packages.
Samples are displayed as screen waveform.
PAL or NTSC MODES SELECTABLE - Useful for removing ugly borders when using NTSC software.
(Works only with newer Agnus chips).
• SLOW MOTION MODE Now you can slow down the action to your own
pace. Easily adjustable from full speed to 20% speed. Ideal to
help you through the tricky parts!
• RESTART THE PROGRAM Simply press a key and the program will
continue where you left off.
• FULL STATUS REPORTING At the press of a key now you can view
the Machine Status, including Fast Ram, Chip Ram, RamDisk,
Drive Status, etc.
• POWERFUL PICTURE EDITOR Now you can manipulate and search for
screens throughout memory. Over 50 commands to edit the picture
plus unique on screen status "overlay" shows all the
information you could ever need to work on screens. No other
product comes close to offering such dynamic screen handling of
frozen programs!!
JOYSTICK HANDLER - allows the user to select Joystick instead of Keypresses very useful for many keyboard programs.
• MUSIC SOUND TRACKER With Sound Tracker you can find the
complete music in programs demos,etc. And save them to disk.
Saves in format suitable for most track player programs. Works
with loads of programs!!
• AUTOFIRE MANAGER From the Action Replay III preference screen
you can now set up autofire from 0 to 100%. Just imagine
continuous fire power?
Joystick 1 and 2 are set separately for that extra advantage!
MANY MORE INSTANT CLI COMMANDS like Rename, Relabel, Copy, etc. IMPROVED RAM EXPANSION SUPPORT.
Now many more external Ram Expansions will work with all Action Replay III commands.
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• DOS COMMANDS Now you have a selection of DOS commands available
at all times - DIR, FORMAT, COPY, DEVICE, etc. FILE REQUESTOR -
if you enter a command without a filename, then a file
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• DISK COPY Disk Copy at the press of a button • faster than Dos
Copy.
No need to load Workbench - available at all times.
• BOOT SELECTOR Either DFO or DF1 can be selected as the boot
drive when working with Amiga Dos disks. Very useful to be able
to boot from your external drive.
• DISKCODER With the new 'Diskcoder'' option you can now tag'
your disks with a unique code that will prevent the disk from
being loaded by anyone else. 'Tagged2' disks will only reload
when you enter the code. Very useful for security.
SET MAP.
Allows you to Load Save Edit a Keymap.
• PREFERENCES Action Replay III now has screen colour preferences
with menu setup. Customise your screens to suit your taste.
Very simple to use.
• DISK MONITOR Invaluable disk monitor - displays disk
information in easy to understand format. Full modify save
options.
PLUS IMPROVED DEBUGGER COMMANDS including Mem Watch Points and Trace.
IMPROVED PRINTER SUPPORT - including compressed small character command.
PLUS A MACHINE CODE FREEZER MONITOR WITH EVEN MORE POWER!!
MORE FEATURES INCLUDING 80 COLUMN DISPLAY AND 2 WAY SCROLLING...
• Full M68000 Assembler Disassembler • Full screen editor •
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• Jump to specific address • Show Ram as text • Show frozen
picture • Play resident sample
• Show and edit all CPU registers and flag • Calculator • Help
command • Full search feature
• Unique Custom Chip Editor allows you to see and modify all chip
registers - even write only registers! • Notepad
• Disk handling - show actual track, Disk Sync, pattern etc. •
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• Show memory as HEX, ASCII, Assembler, Decimal • Copper
Assemble Disassemble - now with suffix names REMEMBER AT ALL
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• Standard phono video input 0.5 to 2.0 volts to take signals
from TV, video or camera.
• Control brightness, contrast and throughport on A500 version.
• Frame grab in 1 50 second, record update up to 3 frames per
second.
• Single or continuous update in 4, 8 or 16 grey levels.
• Play frames backwards or forwards up to 15 frames per second.
• Save Raw, IFF or sequence files.
• Automatically adjust for maximum number of frames according to
memory available.
• Display 256 x 256 pixels, but optional 320 x 256 IFF Save.
Screen editing features Cut, Copy, Brush, Paste and Undo. Effects menu to reverse pos'neg, compress, etc.
• Second display editor controls sequence production: Record,
Play, Insert, Clear, Delete Frames.
• Set start and end position number of frames saved, number
frames, step backwards and forwards, loop, etc. Time lapse
feature adjustable in 1 second increments to 1 hour between
each frame.
Ideal for capturing flowers opening, sky movements, special effects, etc.
• Separate player programs included to insert into your own
program disks. Hard disk transfer program.
• Please state A500 or 2000 version when ordering.
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• Full adjustment of Red, Green and Blue signals together with a
saturation control enabling you to take full control over any
image.
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• The Splitter is switched in software and comes complete with
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• You can select single continuous colour or B W input. Files can
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16 shade B'W IFF.
• Features include full pallette control editing of frame and
colour retouch calculator.
• Input from camera, camcoder or video recorder (paused). No more
messing with colour filters.
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• New design hardware now plugs into expansion socket of A500
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single, multi-octave IFF format.
• Surface mount technology, twin A D converters for realtime
stereo sampling.
• Extensive fillers for extremely clean and noise-free sampling.
• Through bus allows existing add ons. E.g. hard drive.
• The NEW Sampler II software has been completely re-written In
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• Separate zoom windows and controls for left and right channels.
Multi-bank facilities for I Meg users.
• Adjustable trig record level and sound monitor.
• Separate buffer for editing waveforms and improved wave-editor
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• Envelope control panel for ramping up and down re-scalc
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• Inputs for microphone or line 1 4" Jack and DIN connections at
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• A top quality 8 bit mono sampler complete with Pro Sampler and
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• Also compatible with most other PD Sampler software.
• Inputs for microphone or line
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• Utilises latest surface mount technology and Incorporates all
the features found on bigger, more expensive samplers.
• Easy to use - Just plug in and start sampling!
• Legendary Cumana quality now at an extremely low price!
• Throughport allows daisy-chaining with other disk drives.
• A full 1 meg of unformatted capacity (880K fully formatted).
• A good length of cable is provided for convenient positioning
on your desk etc.
• High precision head positioning.
• On Off switch.
• Extremely quiet and click free operation.
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• The Star LC200 Colour Printer not only prints in Near Letter
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• No more to buy - Just plug In and print!!
• Comes complete with printer lead.
• Fully compatible Midi Interface for A500 2000.
• MIDI In - MIDI Out MIDI Thru.
• Fully Opto isolated.
• Midi In 3 x Midi Out & Midi Thru.
• Full Midi Interface for A500 1000 2000 (please state which
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• Compatible with all leading Midi packages (In D Music).
• Fully Opto isolated.
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• High quality direct replacement for mouse on all Amigas.
• Teflon glides for smoother movement.
• Rubber coated ball for minimum slip.
• Optical system counting - 500 mm.
• If you can obtain your own Ram chips, we can supply the card.
• Accepts 16 x 41256 D Rams.
• Available with without clock option.
• Switch disable feature.
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• Now an Internal interface for the Amiga 2000 and 1500.
• Easily fitted in minutes.
• Leaves serial port free for other uses.
• Midi In. 3 x Midi Out and Midi Thru.
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• Full easy to follow instructions.
• This is the input method used on professional systems - now you
can add a new dimension to graphics CAD.
• Fast input of drawing by "tracing" is made easy - plus
"absolute reference" means you can move around the screen many
times faster than by a mouse.
• The Genitizer fits in the serial port of your Amiga
500 1000 2000 and “co-exists" with mouse.
• Unlike a mouse, the Tablet gives absolute co-ordinates so that
tracking and menu selections are possible from the tablet face.
• A pressure sensitive switch built into the stylus tip activates
the Tablet overriding the normal mouse input. When you are not
using the Tablet, you have normal mouse control.
• Complete system - Graphics Digitizer Tablet, Stylus, Deluxe
Paint Template, Power Adaptor, Test Software, Interface Unit,
plus Driver Program - no more to buy!
• With the Amiga Genitizer Graphics Tablet you can streamline the
operation of most graphic or CAD programs.
• The Genitizer Graphics Tablet utilises latest technology to
offer up to 100 dpi resolution at the tip of a stylus.
• Complete 9" x 6" digitizing area plus super accurate stylus
combine to enable fast, accurate and easy control.
• Works by "mouse emulation" so the Genitizer will work with most
packages where mouse input is the usual method - Deluxe Paint,
Photon Paint, CAD Packages, etc. etc.
• Supplied with a template for Deluxe Paint.
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• Geniscan gives you the ability to easily scan Images, text and
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• Save images in suitable format for most leading packages
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• Package includes I landv Scanner.
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• Incorporating full optical tracking and counting - no ball so
no problems with clogging, slipping, etc.
• High count output for very line movement.
• Two button microswitch action.
• Direct replacement for all Amlgas.
Comes complete with special 'Optical Pad".
Styled - supersmooth shape moulded to 111 the hand, moulded 9 pin connector.
IFF Buffer Save 1600 x 1024 pixels, dual buffer, scan matching and view Buffer.
• Unmatched range of cdll capture facilities and keyboard control
simply not offered by other scanners at this unbeatable price.
Ful1 keyboard control of most functions.
• An easy to handle Handy Scanner featuring 105 mm scanning width
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your Amiga.
Includes hard disk transfer to run under Workbench.
• Adjustable switches for brightness contrast levels.
Screen grid overlay and configure menu to save parameters.
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MASTERING AMIGA BEGINNERS El9.95 BRUCE SMITH BOOKS 0923 894355 Following on from Bruce Smith Books’ successful first publication. Mark Smiddy's excellent pair of books describing AmigaDOS In all its varieties and complications. The UK firm are now bringing another Amiga Format contributor into print. Phil South's book covers an enormous range of Amiga topics for the total novice: Workbench 2: RAM; hardware: utility devices etc. and they are all divided into easy-to-read sections. It makes an excellent introduction to the machine.
APRIL 1992 THE SCRATCHER HB MARKETING 0753 686000 PRESENTATION MASTER E234.99 OXXI VIA SILICA 081 -309 1111 This opens up a Held of Amiga use w hich has as vcl not been properly explored or catered for.
It's designed lo be used lo produce slides for business presentations, although Ihe range of uses, as ever wilh an essentially creative package, could be very wide, from school use lo helping create effective talks for clubs, societies and ihe like.
It's basically a 24-bil graphical presentation system, combining a litlmg and painl package wilh ihe ability lo produce charts, graphs and diagrams. Il includes an object -orientated painl system and outline fonts, so both pictures and text can be scaled with no loss of clarity, and it can output full Postscript. It also lets you sequence slides into a full Amiga- based presentation. As ever with a new w ay of using old techniques, it w ill need next month's full review to explain properly how the w hole lot integrates, and how well it succeeds.
RAGE STREAM 2.2 £199.95 SOFT-LOGIK VIA SILICA 081-309 1111 The serious end of Ihe DTP markel is ahout lo gel even more serious.
Gold Disk's Professional Page, which we have always found conics oul lops in practical use. Is aboul lo be released in ils ihird version. Bui il will face extraordinarily stiff competition from this latest version of Pages ream. Always Professional Pace's closes! Competitor.
The new PageSlream has been available in America for a while and has received rase reviews, many of which reckoned il has stolen ihe number-one spot. Certainly it's packed with genuinely professional features. Including very advanced lexl handling, full Postscript printer support and full process colour separation. As for how il compares with Professional Pane .?. we'll have lo wail until nexi issue lo find oul. When we'll be testing both lo Ihe death.
SUPERJAM £99 BLUE RIBBON BAKERY VIA ZONE 081-766 6564 Another radical new departure in simplifying computer music Irom the company who created Hors and Pipes, the unique graphic sequencer. The exciting idea behind Super Jam is that it is aimed al people who have the technology, hut don't have the musical skill. It allows you to create music in a number of popular styles, to a professional standard even if you can't play a note on a real instrument. It's an exciting idea: to see how well it succeeds, read the lull review in next month's issue.
Coming co A whole host of new ideas to add to the slightly serious side of your Amiga. Damien Noonan shows you the new products that have arrived in the Amiga Format offices, which will be perused over in coming issues.
AUDIO ENGINEER PLUS £204.30 RAMSCAN VIA HB MARKETING 0753 586000 The best Amiga sampler that money can buy is back, and this lime it's better than ever.
The Australian manufacturers have managed to pul together a package that combines simply ihe best piece of sampling hardware ever to hit the Amiga. And with software that is a down-under badging of the latest version of the Amiga's top sampling software.
AudioMaster IV. The results certainly ought to be spectacular: again, we'll find out how good next issue!
POWERPACKER PROFESSIONAL UGA SOFTWARE VIA DATABASE DIRECT Once a top name in PD software. UGA decided a year or so back to retain copyright to their latest releases and put them on the market properly at what are still bargain prices. This is the leader of their pack: undoubtedly the best Amiga file compression utility, now in its latest update and featuring a number of freely-distributable utilities to aid the crunching decrunching process. Looks good.
A strange idea, this original little music package comes in a record sleeve complete with an LP! The disc contains a number of demo tunes that show what you could achieve, while the program itself is a sample player. This lets you assign samples to the various keys of the Amiga's keyboard and play it like an instrument. Could be fun!
Serious GOLDSTAR TV MONITOR ntraptions reviews Nnf nprps rilv a* sprinti*; a* aH rh f - thprp'c fur El 99 CALCULUS STORES The nillicr unique feature of lliis television monitor combination is really the price: for £199 it’s easily simply the chcapcsl fhaf is available. In a nutshell, this is a remote control colour TV. So you can stick it m your bedroom, kitchen or wherever and watch Sityhhtun • if you so desire or the latest episode of (iimw Mo lrr.
But it doesn't stop there because it is also equipped with a SC'AKT connector that allows you to plug in your Amiga’s RGB video signal. To gel full monitor quality and stereo sound.
Our only criticism, and it's a small one. Of it would be that the built in speakers are a little bit on the weedy side, so the sound is not quite up to the standard of the Philips or Commodore Amiga monitors: but at the bargain price, along with the telly tuner thrown in. Then it has to be well worth your consideration.
ARTISTIC CURS VOL 1 ARTISTIC SOFTWARE OlOl 613 591 6039 A range ol clip art (small drawings which can be used wherever you like, to decorate or illustrate) in Professional Draw tormat, these are distinguished by the nice use ol graduated shadings, rather than just simply being line drawings.
They are also in lull colour. An interesting alternative for anyone who appreciates the tine lines of the top drawing program, but lacks the artistic talent.
BIBLE SCHOLAR EASY SCRIPT! SOFTWARE OlOl 205 881 6297 Most likely the best Bible study software ever’ is the confident claim on the packaging, and who are we to argue? Well it s probably true because it's most likely the only Bible study software ever: It’s basically a combination ot a concordance, explaining the contexts ot the verses, with a fairly powerful search facility that enables you to track down words you want. I'm sure it's very good... Is anyone interested?
Not necessarily as serious as all that - there's fun to be had here too! - 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 Formal 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 of job, and we ll see how anything new stacks up against the best in the business.
APRIL 1992 BM AMIGA FORMAT Wo also carry ‘round-ups' which compare all the programs that are available of a particular kind and pick out the best for your needs. We've covered hard drives, disk drives, sound samplers, video digitisers, word processors, word publishers 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 Here's precisely where you can find the reviews of the latest techie software. And to tie in with our animation feature (Page 31) check out this first review... TAKE 2 ..120 From Itombo, tin animation package for professional and ama i leur Amiga animators. But is it any good?
DEVPAC 3____________________________________________125 I Meres the update to HiSoft's assembler this remarkable pro gram will make coding in assembly a cinch SCAIA 500--------------------------------------------126 Desktop video is the place where the Amiga seems to be expanding at the mo The best video titter around?
PIXEL 3D 2 ..137 Another update to a previous release fhis is the essential utility if you work in 3D.
How the Ratings System works EASYSCRIPT! SOFTWARE OlOl 205 881 6297 Here's another bright and simple idea, this simple little program is here to make lite easy when you're printing out labels. It also works as an address book, so it s a complete address database, and it will even tone-dial the phone for you, It features presets for printing to all sorts of stationery, and it sounds as though it could be very useful indeed.
MARK'S MATHLAB EASYSCRIPT! SOFTWARE OlOl 205 881 6297 This one is designed for use in a situation where mathematics needs to be illustrated or explained, so it's probably essentially of interest to schools. Basically it allows you to construct and use complex mathematical expressions and centres around a mathematical parser, but it also includes illustrative features such as tables and graphs of functions. And it's a little out of my league... i SPEED (marked out of 5) • • • • • Tremendously important tor both hardware and software: there's nothing more annoying than waiting A purely
intuitive judgement DOCUMENTATION (out of 5) • • • • • Although there are some packages that are so simple no manual is needed, complex items benefit hugely from a good explanation.
ACCESSIBILITY (out of 5) The target for 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 docs it also do lots of other things that you'd never have thought of?
VALUE (out of 5) • • • • • A pretty important rating, this one: if a package does everything you could wish for. It's no use to you unless you can afford to buy it.
The Verdict, our at-a-glance overall rating, jbkUflaaA fa a percentage: It'a baaed on eheer quality Vmmir but with the price taken Into account, so that you know what kind of a deal you get.
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Animation package ¦ £95 ¦ Rombo LACED IF YOU HAVE even jusl clipped inlo this month's massive main feature about animation. You should have an idea of how traditional animation techniques work. If you haven’t, we’ll start with a quick recap: you will need to understand a little about this fascinating artistic process before you can understand exactly where Take 2 is coming from, and the use lo which it's meant to be put. In the explanation that follows, important terms that we will use in the review are highlighted by bold text.
The way this animation package works is based around drawing your pictures with pencil and paper and digitising them onto the Amiga. This is the screen which controls the digitiser: the program has three other screens from which you can work.
Basically and briefly, it works like this.
What the animators working in a studio like Walt Disney's are trying to create is a different picture for every single frame of a movie film that could be a couple of hours long, and when you consider that 24 frames are played every second, you realise that's an awful lot of different pictures.
Each picture is made up of a number of layers. At the bottom is a background painted by a highly skilled specialist artist, which will probably stay the same for a number of frames. On top of that, all the characters are painted onto clear plastic film called a cel, quite often one for each main character so that if one character stays still for a number of frames, his cel doesn't have to be changed.
There may also be separate cels for moving 'special effects' such as rain. Each layer of cel is called a level, with level one being the one at the bottom.
TAKE 2 is available from Rombo Productions 0506 466601 But there's a lot of work lo be done before these final pictures are ever even painted. The final production of beautiful, colourful backgrounds and cels (the ink and paint' stage, as it's known) is very labour-intensive: and the most important priority for the final movie is not jusl that they should look good, but also that all the characters must move well too.
So all the sorting out of movement, the timing of fitting the soundtrack to the pictures and all the other many little details is done in advance using rough sketches to produce a rough version that moves exactly like the final one will, even if the draw ings arc pretty ropey.
This stage is known as line-testing, because it uses only line drawings, and it's very important. If a character's not moving properly, if something isn't fitting, if an action scene isn't exciting enough, it all has to be sorted out before the final versions are drawn.
It's here that the Amiga comes in. Already a number of profess ional studios use an Amiga for line-testing: an example is Cosgrove Hall in Manchester, who produce Count Dttiktila for TV.
The animator's rough sketches are digitised and then animated on the Amiga screen: it's cheaper and quicker than shooting a line- test on film, and it means that sections can be cut and pasted, so corrections arc easily done.
This is the starting-point for Take 2. It's not an animation package in the same sense as Deluxe Taint III or IV. Because it's not used to actually draw or colour images. Instead, it's intended to be used with a video camera and a digitiser. You draw your artwork on paper frame by frame, you digitise it in frame by frame and then you use the Take 2 software to animate it.
It includes two vital ideas from the world of real animation. Firstly, the only hardware you gel with the package is a 'pin bar', which is simply a flat piece of metal with pegs slick- APRIL 1992 ing up oul of il. This means you can punch holes inlo ordinary paper using an ordinary hole-punch and then hook the paper on the pegs. Thai way. Both when you are drawing ihe frames and when you arc digilising them, you can make sure lhal everything is properly lined up and characters don't suddenly jump several feet sideways on your animation.
The second idea is the idea of 'levels' or layers of drawing. This is represented in Ihe software: your animation can be composed of up to four levels, starting with the background at level one. Obviously this only matters when you build up the animation on the Amiga: you could put something under the video camera which had any number of layers, if you wanted to draw your layers on clear film, bul to the Amiga it's still just one digitised picture.
The raw material for Take 2 animations is. Of course, the standard Amiga IFF picture. When you make an animation, all you are really doing is organising a series of pictures into a sequence. Your first step, therefore, is to digitise the pictures you want: which, of course, means drawing them first.
The great benefit of using digitised drawings is that everyone is much more used to drawing with a pen or pencil on a piece of paper than they are to drawing with a mouse: and generally the lines, especially curves and also the bits where you've pressed harder or softer with your pen are much smoother and more expressive.
Once they're on the Amiga they're IFF picture files and so you can do anything com- putery you want to them. This means you can load them into Deluxe Paint and colour them in for the final version, or you can draw your backgrounds in Deluxe Paint, or you could even draw as much of your animation as you want with Deluxe Paint.
Anyway, once you have a certain amount of raw material you can get on with building animation, and for this you'll need the main screen of the program.
This main screen is called 'Exposure Sheet'. Essentially it’s just five columns which scroll down the screen, with one column for each of the four levels of animation and an extra column for sound effects.
Each row or line across the screen, crossing all five columns, represents just one frame of the animalion. All you have to do to create an animation is choose one picture for each level that you want to use of each frame, and possibly also a sound effect for the frame. It's vastly simple.
The creation of a typical animalion might work this way. You'd draw all the frames for your main character on paper, using the pin bar to make sure they're all in the right place, then digitise them in. You’d load them up into Take 2 and build them inlo an animation just using level one. The first column, and sec how it looks. At this stage you can cut a bit oul. Put in extra frames to slow il down, reverse little bits and generally play around until it's all moving properly.
Then you might add the soundtrack, which you'll have previously saved as a series of sound samples using a sound sampler, and sec if it all works. If it's all looking good, you then have a choice, depending on whether or not you want to carry on working in full colour or not.
Take 2 works with IFF pictures that have any number of colours, including HAM. Il can also load and save standard ANIM animation files from Deluxe Paint. What it won't do.
However, is work in colour on more than one level of animation: if you add a second level, it automatically switches to two-colour mode.
This is what prompts your choice.
If you're happy lo carry on working in black-and-white, you can draw up backgrounds. Other characters and so on on paper, digitise them in and carry on creating a multilevel animation. When it's finished, you could save it as an ANIM file and colour it all up in Deluxe Paint, hut if you're just line-testing the finished line animation would do you nicely.
Alternatively, you could quit Take 2.
Straight away, and use Deluxe Paint to colour up your main character and draw your backgrounds and so on until you have a finished Deluxe Paint animation.
It's also perfectly possible that you could have been working with full-colour digitised images in the first place, in which case your one-level animation would already be finished.
From the main screen of the program, the Exposure sheet, you can click on buttons at the bottom of the screen to reach the other parts of the program: the Frameboard. Digitiser and Flipper screens.
The Frameboard is intended for use while you are putting your animation together on the Exposure Sheet. It gives you a reduced view of the current frame and the three subsequent ones to help you sec where you are.
The Digitiser panel gives you full control over Rombo's VIDI-Amiga digitiser, if you are using one. Take 2 is far more versatile and useful if you use the Rombo digitiser, simply because it means you can make full use of the features on the Digitiser screen.
The Flipper is the main viewing screen for animations, so once you've built it up in the columns of the Exposure sheet you run it here and see what it looks like. While it is playing you can also record your animation to video, provided you have a genlock to turn your Amiga's RGB video signal into a television video signal.
This is the main screen, where you build up your animation as a series of rows (running across the screen), one row for each frame. Eoch frame can be made up of one picture on each of the four levels, plus one sound effect, represented by the five columns running down the screen.
You load pictures into the Picture Panel, which pops up over the moin screen. One or more pictures can be selected from the Picture Ponel and placed into order on your animation.
Once placed the pictures become referred to as Cells and can be edited with the Cell Panel. This means you can copy, delete, reverse, or repeat whole sections.
Any sound samples (8SVX or RAW) that might be required can be loaded to the Sample Panel, played, deleted and inserted into (or removed from) the current track on the Exposure sheet.
Once inserted they become Sounds which can be manipulated with the Sounds Panel gadgets. Any selected sound can be repeated, made shorter or longer without altering pitch, and have its pitch or volume raised or lowered.
122 APRIL 1992 As an aid to editing the Frameboord provides a reduced view of the current frame and the three subsequent ones to help you see where you ore. Clicking on the first or last frame scrolls through the sequence backwards or forwards, respectively.
Clicking on either of the other two slides it back out of sight.
The Flipper is the main viewing screen for animations. Here you can analyse the timing and sequence of frames and sounds, play back animations to other people ond record to video. The controls are similar to the standard VCR Rons plus a speed control (24 or 25 frames per second, or Turbo - as fast os passible). There is also a rather curious cut-and-paste system for moving sounds that seem a little awkward ot first. At this point a complete animation can be saved as an onim ond colourised in a paint program such as Deluxe Point.
FRAMEBOARD FUPPER SCREEN Helps you keep trock of where you are Where you watch your animation in motion!
HOW IT WORKS: A BRIEF RUN-THROUGH The program docs have ils limitations. With black-and-white line drawings a reasonable number of frames can be held in memory on a standard machine, but for the best quality lines
- interlaced and anti-aliased - or for colour pictures, at least
4Mbs is required for a reasonable sequence. If you then
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accelerator would be needed. Since you also need a Rombo
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package is beginning to look a shade expensive!
Another limitation is that multi-layer animations arc limited lo two colours, regardless of the original number. This is not really a problem for line testing but if you expect to mix layers in colour, forget it. This limitation is not very clearly described in the manual.
The manual is the largest and most comprehensive that ROMBO have yet produced, with details of every aspect of the program.
The layout can be a bit confusing, so it is worth reading the whole thing al least once.
Installation and startup is relatively simple.
If you use the Rombo digitiser 'Complete Solution' however, working through three or four different manuals can be confusing.
Worse still, if you have an accelerator fitted, the grabber needs a different, 'fast' library , so real concentration is required. Once everything is working, however. Take 2 is fairly intuitive.
Take 2 is very similar lo ChromaColour's Softoons system - not a copy but designed lo do a very similar job. ChrontaColour have three animation software products - Softoons.
Softoons Personal, and Home Movie - ranging from £3.000 to £90. Take 2 has more features than either of these last two and costs a good deal less than the lirst.
For black-and-white animation Take 2 works well and has great potential for home animators, schools and colleges, though it's not quite up lo standard for professional line- testing, and for colour work it is limited.
The best thing about it is the idea of using real drawings: but does it have any advantage over the combination of a digitiser and Delitve Paint IV7 The answer is yes. A few: but it has disadvantages, too. Use them both, and all sorts of possibilities am opened up. ® SPEED • • • This all depends on the available memory and the number ot Irames that are used.
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ACCESSIBILITY • • • • Once installed, quite Intuitive and easy to learn.
Link with grabber excellent FEATURES • • • Very good when you are doing black-and-white line testing, less so tor colour.
VALUE • • • • As usual lor ROMBO. Excellent, but you II need a lot ot other kit to use it to the full.
DIGITISER SCREEN Controls grobbing with a VIDI-Amiga digitiser Frames can be loaded as IFF pictures, as a standard Amiga ANIM or grabbed using VIDI-Grab.
Here frames are being grabbed using the Digitiser Screen. These could be 'live' from a model (eg 'clay-mation') or from a paused VCR, or from hand-drown cells as shown. The digitising panel allows you to control: grabbing mode - Negative, Dub (showing ghost versions of previous frames), and Colour (new palette lot each frame), Image - Brightness, Vertical position, Level of grey (2,4,8, ot 16 shades), and 32 colours or HAM, Autoname does what it says for each frame grabbed (you type a name, H odds numbers and speaks them, with a choice of voices). If you are just grabbing the preliminary Key
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Devpac 3 h 125 APRIL 1992 code onto X-bil Eproms. Making Devpac the ideal development system for anyone wanting to make their own software cartridges.
Writing and assembling code is one thing, but it's a fact of life that assembler programs never work first time. Problem is though, debugging an assembly language program is nothing like debugging a BASIC program. The most extreme thing that a BASIC programmer w ill be presented with is a Syntax Error, but virtually all bugs in assembly code usually result in a guru. This then is where MonAm.
The Devpac debugger, comes in.
On first inspection, it looks much the same as MonAm version 2. Bul there arc significant enhancements. For starters, you can now organise the MonAm windows as you wish by stacking them, splitting them horizontally and vertically etc. One nice feature is the ability to load any number of source files inlo MonAm.
Allowing you lo debug an object file which may be split across several source files.
For those of you with processor accelerators. MonAm now supports the same range of processors and co-processors as the assembler.
If your programs don't quite do who! You intended, then zap those bugs with the Devpoc debugger.
DEVPAC 3 is available from HiSoft 0525 718181 m 95% AMOS and C arc fine for mosl applications, hut if you want ihe performance that highspeed programs like arcade games demand, then the only real choice is assembly language.
Assembler programs directly address the Amiga's hardware - the 6X000 central processor. Agnus, the ClAs etc - providing the kind of speed and level of control over the Amiga that even AMOS cannot match.
Any tool that makes coding in assembler as painless as possible can't be bad. HiSoft's Devpac assembler system has been doing the rounds for a few years, il has gone through two revisions and has. Quite rightly, established itself as the Amiga standard.
In a way. This release comes as no surprise.
With the increasingly popular processor accelerators boasting Ihe new generation of 32-bit Motorola processors and high-speed 32-bit RAM. Plus ihe new Workbench 2.0 and the Enhanced Chip Set, Devpac3 was inevitable.
HiSoft have taken every aspect of the Devpac system and enhanced it beyond belief. For starters, it now comes on four disks - two for
1. 3 machines and two for Workbench 2.
The format of Devpac hasn't changed. You can still edit, assemble and debug your assembly language programs front within the Devpac text editor, but virtually all these programs have been tarted up to bring them in line w ith the look and feel of Workbench 2.0. Even if you're running Devpac 3 on a 1.3- based machine, you still benefit from Ihe good looks that Workbench 2.0-support delivers.
The old Devpac text editor has undergone radical changes. Devpac"s new editor is a swish affair, allowing you to open and edit multiple documents within an almost infinite number of windows, cut-and-pastc blocks using the mouse, assign ‘book-marks' anywhere within your source code (handy for flicking between sections of code I. search and replace and plenty more besides. You can also rid your system of the horrid Topaz font with a standard non-proportional bitmapped font.
You can still assemble your code directly from Ihe Devpac editor or - for Ihe purists among you - from the CLI. HiSoft have speeded up the assembler, bul the speed increase isn't noticeable until you start working on larger projects. Instead. HiSoft have concentrated more on making the assembler more complete. Il now' supports the full range of Motorola processors and co-processors including the 68040. 68332 and the 68881 2 maths co-processors.
The assembler can now generate not only fully executable and linkable code, but also code in S-Rccord format. S-Rccords are a standard way of transferring binary code between machines using 7-bit ASCII code- only. This is useful because S-Records are also the standard format for blowing 16 and 32-bit HiSoft have updated their popular Devpac assembler system. Jason Holborn highlights why it's an all-formats beater.
Assembler* HiSoft¦ £69.95 with the register list being automatically updateil whenever MonAm detects the presence of a more powerful processor.
It's rare to encounter a piece of software that not only blows away the competition on the Amiga, but can give also the PC and Macintosh a run for their money. With its intuitive design and flash-looking new Workbench
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Programming in assembler has always seemed an intimidating prospect, bul with Devpac 3 it's almost fun. It won't write your programs for you (this is about the only thing il can’t do!), but you'll find its friendliness and ease of use a breath of fresh air. HiSoft have produced a development system that's going to be hard pushed to match, let alone surpass.
Devpac 3 is the Amiga assembler. © SPEED • • • • Not »s fast as ArgAsm. But turns in performance figures that the designers at Ferrari would envy!
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FEATURES • • •• • It gives Amiga programmers the most complete programming environments to be released!
VALUE • • • • Compared to other programming languages, Devpac is still phenomenal value.
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HomeBase 128 APRIL 1992 HOMEBASE Is available from Helios Software Design 0623 516122 IK YOU'RK THK kind nl person dial wouldn'i know ;i croxs-rvferenccd index entry from a hag of lightly sailed fish-and-chips.
Then llomelhm¦ could well he lor you.
Designed with young children and die nontechie types in mind, litis is a simple program (hut will allow you lo create and maintain databases on virtually any subject: ranging from names and addresses, lo your Cl) or video collection.
Based around the Iried-and-lesled eanl index melhod of handling information.
Llomeliuse sacril'ices die power of fully relational database systems like Stiperlluse and concentrates instead on making the process ol maintaining a database as simple as possible.
I. ike a card-indcx box. Each record that's created is stored
on Us own card' which can he edited, copied, sorted and
deleted. As new records are added. HomeBase adds a new card to
your computerised card-indcx box.
HomeBase is on a single disk complete w ith a tacky photo-copied 32 page manual. It is well written anil assumes virtually no computer- related knowledge, so it's ideal lor those new lo both the Amiga and computers in general.
Once you've got past the annoying copy protection, the first thing you'll notice is the pretty user interface. It s not quite in line with Commodore's style guidelines, but as a front end lor the non-computer literate, it serves its purpose perfectly. All the gadgets are large and beautifully coloured, plus llomeliuse uses a large point si .e for all its text, making the program very useable on a TV.
The first thing you need to do, before you can start managing your information is lo create a new database (in card-indcx terms, this could be likened lo a trip to Woolworlhs lo buy a new pack of index cards!). Unlike ’real’ databases however. Llomeliuse uses its own fixed formal lor all its database files, consisting of just four fields. Unfortunately, the Iirst ol these lour fields is simply a description ol the database (a header, if you like) and cannot therefore tv changed within each record.
Liven the three fields that remain are both fixed m length and in format. I must admit I wasn't overly impressed hy this approach. It would have been nice lo have a little control over the formal ol records, even if this extends no further than changing the length and type (text, numbers, dales etc) of individual fields.
As it is, every database you create will look and perform exactly the same.
The heart of llomeliuse is a control panel that runs horizontally along the bottom of the screen. It doesn't have any pull-down menus, so all ol its operations are put into motion by clicking on the appropriate gadget, finding the gadget you need can initially Ik confusing, just because there are so many of them 011 offer, but after a few hours use you'll be flicking through them at lightning speed.
The control panel is divided into four sets of gadgets grouped into what llomeliuse calls 'Panels' - a global panel, an edit panel, a browse panel and an index panel. The global panel allows you to sort your database into alphabetical order, print individual records or the whole file, create a new database tile, load and save a database (this is necessary because all records are held in KAM at once).
Ilomeltuse's edit panel is well endowed.
Records can be cut. Copied and pasted and new records created, lor database querying.
Llomeliuse's Kind' gadget allows you to search through your database hy entering a line of text that llomeliuse can search for. If you need immediate retrieval of more important records, you can mark any record using a system similar lo a book-mark. Once a record is marked, you can flick straight lo it w ithout having to search for the record manually.
Hie index panel isn't quite what it seems.
Seasoned database users will associate an index with the organisation ol records, but Ilomeliiise's index facility is actually a clever method of flicking between different database files without having lo mess with a file requester. Simply by assigning your new database to one of 12 index buttons, that database can be loaded instantly simply by clicking on its index gadget.
Helios Software designed llomeliuse for the heginnei. But they've made it too simple lo be genuinely useful. Initially you'll find it capable, but as your knowledge of databases and the Amiga grows, you'll soon feel held back.
There’s no doubting what it diKs it diKs well, hut llomeliuse just doesn't go far enough.
Llomeliuse would have been a great program if it allowed you more control over the formal of records. To restrict the user to a measly three fields of a fixed format is loo restricting. II Helios were lo extend llomeliuse lo allow more control over the format of its databases, then I'll recommend it (something for llomeliuse 2 perhaps?). As it is. I'd advise you lo analyse your dalabasing requirements before hundinv over vour cash. O Here's a database that's so simple to use you don’t need a crash course in astrophysics to use it. Jason Holborn catalogues his suspect CD collection... SPEED
• • • • Sorting and searching is fairly quick, although the program sometimes leaves you waiting.
DOCUMENTATION • • • The manual covers the program well enough, but don t expect a SuperBase-l ike manual.
ACCESSIBILITY • • • • Designed with young children and the non-computer literate in mind.
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grandmother could add titles to her home videos, however there's a lot more lo video tilling than first meets the eye. Anyone can plonk a screen full of text on to video, but - as many would- be Speilbcrgs soon discover - creating effective titles is almost an art form in itself.
There’s a very thin line between a good set of video titles and a naff set of titles. What's more, you’d be surprised just how subtle the differences can be - the layout of text and the appropriate use of colour are only two of a whole range of factors that can effect the quality of your titles. Get these right and you'll have titles to be proud of. But gel them w rong and your video production will look a mess.
132 One very important aspect of any titling system is the quality of your software. Programs like Dpainl are great for producing artwork, but they 're hardly ideal for generating professional-looking titles. For true titling flexibility, what you really need is a dedicated video tilling package and - surprise, surprise - that's exactly what Scala 500 is.
Based around Digital Visions' already well-established high-end presentation system Scala. Scala SIX) sacrifices some of the less useful interactive tools and concentrates instead on the job of video titling. Il may share the same name, but don't expect Scala 500 to do the same job as its big brother - applications such as interactive presentation are definitely out of the window . But for good old video titling, there's little to touch il.
Anyone who used the original Scala will notice immediately that something has been given the chop. For starters. Scala 5IX) comes on only three disks as opposed to the original's eight. Five disks sounds like some rather severe cutting down, but don't worry - all the extra disks contained was little more than support files: extra fonts, clip art and background images - so their omission is no great loss.
TERMINATOR 3 The three Scala 5(X) disks contain the main Scala program, a disk full of fonts in various type styles and sizes and a selection of brushes (clip art) and background images. The backgrounds bundled with the original Scala were pretty impressive, but their Scala 500 equivalents arc rather dull and - worse still - virtually all of them are low resolution only.
A decent selection of fonts ore provided, but you con use any standard bitmapped font.
'1II n mi,III ‘I on mil ‘I 'idto 'I’roiim Hon You really do need the highest possible screen resolution when working with video, so trash them straightaway!
Scala 500 boots up into the now familiar Scala page screen. Apart from a couple of minor differences. Scala 500's page screen is identical to that found within the professional version of Scala. Hie screen is split up into a horizontal grid which holds the pages that make up your presentation. Pages can be added, deleted and rearranged to your heart's content, giving you considerable control over the flow of your presentation.
When you first create a new page. Scala gives you the option to load a background image. These are just standard IFF pictures, so if you don't want to use those supplied with the package, you can draw your own using something like Dpainl. If you do load a background. Scala 5IX) automatically sets the resolution of the page lo that of the background image. Although it can handle HAM images, try loading one and Scala 500 promptly warns you against their use (put simply. Text looks awful on HAM images!).
If you don't want to load a background image. Scala 51X1 lets you choose the format of a new page yourself. All the usual screen modes are supported including low. Medium and high resolution with a variety of colour and overscanning combinations. Surprisingly, though, colour support for high resolution extends no further than eight colours which is rather limiting.
DESKTOP VIDEO Creating pages within Stala 500 is a straightforward process. As long as yau've got a decent selection of fonts, access to a paint package and some good ideas, some impressive results can be achieved.
T’S _ j LLLL H j. ¦:-i _ jj Just when you thouohl T- was sale lo go back into the 133 APRIL 1992 I I M il-Jl-] “s-.'r.aiTi rs.a U-Aai LU slid _iaU3UUI_i JiiSB i HU Once you've chosen your background, all that remains is lo start adding some text. First choose the font you want - Scuta 500 comes with a fairly respectable selection of fonts which are adequate for most uses, but none of them are particularly big. Especially when you're working in high resolution. Thankfully, you can use any standard bitmapped font with Scala. So the range of fonts available is limited only by your
ability to source decent fonts.
Entering text onto your page is simplicity itself. Just like Dpainl, Scala 500 presents you with a cursor which can be positioned anywhere on the screen. Once you're happy with its position, just type away and the text will appear rendered in the font that you chose earlier. Unlike Dpainl, once text is entered, you can still edit it like you would in a word processor. What's more, if you're not happy with its position, you can simply pick it up and drop it down wherever you want on the page.
Mono text can look boring, so you can spruce it up using Scuta's text effects. These include outline, shadow and 3D extrusion, all of which arc fully configurable, allowing you to control the colour, thickness and position of these three effects.
Tilling isn't restricted to text - you can place graphics onto your pages in standard IFF brushes. This could be anything: a picture of you (the director) lo a company logo etc. If the palette of the brush you want to use doesn't match the palette of your background image.
Scata 500 will automatically attempt to remap the brush's palette to make it more usable.
To create a new page, all you have to do is simply click on the 'New' gadget and Stala 500 will automatically take you to the background requestor shown here.
The background requester allows you to load any IFF image and use It as a backdrop for your page. If you load a backdrop, your new page will automatically take on the resolution of the background image, but click on the 'OK' gadget without selecting a file and Stala 500 will then give you the chance to control the resolution yourself.
One* your backdrop hat loaded, you can then start overlaying test an top of it.
Stala 500 comes with a fairly respectable selection of fonts, but any standard Amiga bitmapped font can be used if you're not happy with those on offer.
Stala 500 gives you extensive control over text including the ability to change the face colour of text and its position at any time. You can also make text stand out that bit better by applying one of throe effects to your text.
A variety of wipes and fades can be assigned to individual lines of text, giving you tho ability to make text really stand out.
You could, for example, create the title page for a film that you have created and have the film's title smoothly scroll across the screen until it comes to rest in its final position.
Stala's wipos and fados aren't just restricted to individual lines of text or brushes. You can also apply wipos and fades that make the transition between two pagos that bit more interesting. Just click on the wipe or fade that you require and it is automatically fixed to that frame.
One feature that really makes Scala 500 shine is its powerful wipes and fades which allow you to produce the kind of video effects that we sec everyday on the TV using your Amiga. These effects come in two flavours - page effects and object effects. Object effects apply to individual elements on the page (a line of text or a brush, for example), while the page effects are used as transitions between two separate pages.
The range of effects on offer is pretty impressive and they all look very smooth and professional when used. You can wipe and fade between frames using a variety of effects that do all manner of wondrous things to an image as it changes into another image.
Surprisingly. Scala 500 doesn't support horizontal text scrolling (the pros call it 'text crawlling'). Although vertical scrolling text can be achieved by scrolling several complete pages vertically.
Once a page is complete, you're returned lo the page screen and the page is appended to the end of the list of pages currently loaded.
From here you can now alter such aspects of the presentation including the amount of time that the frame is displayed, the wipe to be used and its order within your presentation. Once you're happy with your presentation, a single click on the 'Run!' Gadget sets it all in motion.
On the whole. I must admit I like Scala 500.
There are a few features that it still needs - horizontal scrolling of text and perhaps even an option to save individual pages out to disk as IFF files - but there’s no doubt what's here is totally top notch. What's more, the user interface not only looks good, but it really is a joy to use. Even when viewed on a genlockcd display, Scala 500 remains totally usable.
The range of video tillers available for the Amiga is not yet comprehensive, so the arrival of Scala 51X1 is great news for both amateur and even professional video enthusiasts. In fact, in the home market it now represents just about the best video-titling package available, and even in the professional market it still manages to give programs like Broadcast Tiller a run for their money. If you only intend to buy one piece of video software, then you won't go wrong if that piece is Scala 500. 'If SPIED • • • • Speed ol operation is impressive. You are never left waiting for it to catch up
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Pixel 3D 2 has its faults. It is not happy multitasking; reluming from another resolution you find a real mess and rebooting seems the only solution. The file requester also has a glitch, and why can't the .info files not be excluded?
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Including interlaced, overscanned and super bitmaps. It is better lo remove isolated pixels and smooth edges on the bitmap before conversion to save memory. Nevertheless, it can handle very ragged pictures. Adjustable line smoothing algorithms are used to eliminate the jaggics at the edges of bitmaps and along colour boundaries automatically. The original algorithm from the first version is used again, but supplemented with a second method and a number of data reduction functions to remove duplicate points and optimise side numbers for LightWave and Videoscape.
All converted objects can be extruded by During extrusion, objects can be transformed, based on this configuration requester. Bevelling variable extrusion based on colour and intensity, spinning and twisting can all be controlled and applied from here.
Pixel 3D 2 SPEED • • • • As with all 3D programs, II you want to got the most out of Pixel an accelerator Is necessary.
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M 95% ly&Mtr_ SOME PROGRAMS, ARE a joy lo use.
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Animation with Graphics Workshop GRAPHICS WORKSHOP IS a very complicated program. So we couldn't hope to tell you about all the drawing and animating functions in the space allowed in Ihe Sound and Vision supplement (back issues Page
132) . Likewise we can hardly hope to turn you into a
fully-fledged Disney animator with a two page tutorial.
If you want the lowdown on all the program's functions. Then flip to the mail order pages to find out how you can get hold of the full manual (Page 1891.
There are two ways that Graphics Workshop can create animations: using Cell animation and Page animation. What we are going to deal with on these pages is a simple tutorial to explain the basics of page animation. However, as anyone who has used the program will know, it is extremely memory hungry. For this reason, we don't recommend that you attempt to create this animation if you are using a machine with a small amount of expanded memory.
APRIL 1992 6 Go to the ANIM menu and select EFFECTS from the Page section (right at the bottom) to bring up the Page Animation panel. The first brush you want to use is brush 0, which is automatically active.
Click on Set Start End' to assign the start position.
Ito begin with, you need to draw a series of boxes. Click on the Coordinates tool to turn them on. Now click on the Filled Rectangle tool and draw these boxes: A brown box 110 units wide and 50 units high, a red rectangle 90 units wide and 30 high and a grey box 70 units wide and 10 high.
Fsy.ti "IS DSEIl Move to the top-left hand corner ot the screen and press the left mouse button. Now move to the middle of the screen and press the left mouse button again to mark the end position of the animation. The Page Animation window will now reappear.
2 Pick up the brown rectangle as a brush and select USE-»1 from the Brush menu to store it in position 0. Pick up the red box as a brush and select USE- 2 to store it in position 1, then pick up the grey box as a brush and select USE- 3. The three boxes are now stored in successive brush positions.
If you look at the values in the window, you will see that they have changed. This is where the brush's start position is held. The normal Z value is 350, which means that the brush is its default size. To move it further away, change the Z Pos to 750.
JB Select brush 2 and using the same process I as for brush 1, set It to move from the top of the screen to the middle. However, we want it to rotate along its X axis, so enter 360 in the Rotate X:' box. Set the 'Start Fr' to 10 to store the animation in frames 10 to 19, then click on Active'.
M Select brush 3 and click on Set Start End.
I v Set its start point on the right of the screen and its end point in the centre. To make it appear to move into the screen, set the Z Pos' value to 1500 and the Z Move' value to -1150. Set the Start Fr' to 15 and the Frames' to 15. Click on Active'.
Select Brush 2 once more. This time we'll ¦ set it to fade through a range of colours.
Click on Fade', then enter 10 in the Fade In’ box and 0 in the Fade Out' box. Select Fade Range 2' to call up a range which will fade the brush from pale blue to purple, then click on Draw' to draw the frames.
If this month's animation feature has whetted your appetite, then you'll no doubt want to try it out for yourself with the Graphics Workshop disk bundled with the Christmas issue of Amiga Format.
Maff Evans helps you get to grips with Page Animation.
I I Orvhisi Graphi os This is o scene fiom the finished animation. It may look simple, but it involves several techniques from the Effects panel.
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• of Fr arses : ¦ehhh:-i*]B0eo G!IE!!H3SnBr-S.IL 3 Click on the
Text tool with the right button to bring up the font requester
and select Topaz as your font and select eight point as the
size. Move the pointer (the white dot in the bottom-right hand
corner of the A-shaped cursor) to just inside the top-left of
the grey rectangle and type Graphics'.
Of rdtorkshop: 3 3:8: 328 289:68368 IHHl Graphics Workshop An mat or B2ES I c 9 Set the Move value of Z to -400. This will make the brush seem to move towards you and stop at Its normal size. Set the Start Fr‘ to 1 and the Frames' to 10. Click on 'View One' to bring up a wireframe representation of the movement.
4 Pick up the rectangle with the text inside as a brush and press i to bring up the Filter box.
Click on 'Back' then on the grey you used for the rectangle to filter out the grey background and hit OK when you've finished. Click on CLR and click on the black background to clear the screen.
Click on Active' to store the animation, then set the Current Brush' as 1. Click on Set Start End'. Move to the bottom-left of the screen and click the mouse button. Position the frame over the last one in the centre and press the left button.
5 Hold down Shift and press 3 on the keyboard to bring up the Set Pages requester. Click on the box containing the number, delete what is already there and enter the number of frames as 25. Now we need to go to the first frame, so hold Shift and hit 1 on the keyboard to return to the start.
APRIL 1992 Now we'll demonstrate brush rotation. Click on the Rotate Y:' box and enter 360. Set Start Fr' to 5 and leave the Frames' setting at 10.
Click on 'View One' to check the animation, then click on Active' to confirm it.
M ¦¦ That’s just about all the animations finished, I 9 so click on Done to exit the window. Go to the ANIM menu and set the 'Set Up' options to Page ? -' and Page Loop'. This will play the animation in a continuous ping-pong'. Set the Rate' to 30 and hold Shift and press 1 to go to the first frame.
Im M Go to Animate' in the ANIM menu and select I EP Page' to see the final animated effect (or press 4 on the keyboard. Although the clip is quite simple, the methods involved can be used with more complex brushes and Graphics Workshop Cells' to build up Intricate page animations.
Hopefully this will have given you an insight into the workings of the Graphics Workshop Page Animation section. The memory requirements and rather complicated control panels can be off-putting, but with time they will become clearer.
By combining the methods used in this tutorial with the effects in Graphics Workshop's extensive Cell Animation panel, you can create highly complex clips.
Unfortunately, we can't go into the intricacies of Cell Animation in the limited space available in the magazine. But if you're interested in this, you can get the full info from the manual available on Page 189.
Keep persevering in eperimentation with your own Page animation effects and you could one day be mentioned alongside great Amiga animators such as Eric Schwartz. One last piece of advice for you to ponder on when getting stuck, as any animator will tell you: "Practice makes perfect!". O DIAMOND TV Monitor The best available £249 INC VAT!
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M A ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING The froni-end of this one doesn't in
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because it seems to conceal quite a lot of good material for
a CD encyclopaedia.
Essentially, the main way to access information is by typing in a word using the on-screen alphabet. You can then choose to search for titles of articles that contain that word, or for any occurrence of the word w ithin articles. The only problem with this approach is that it does feel somewhat 'blind': as we have said before about CD reference works, some way of presenting a top menu of general subject areas or topics would be nice.
To give it something of that 'flicking through a book' feel, the authors have included a picture browse option, which does reveal a list of topic headings. It stxtn becomes evident that there is an enormous number of images on this disc - there arc 133 images of trees alone, for example - which is encouraging.
We've criticised other discs for being disappointing in this department. Many of the pictures are high-quality illustrations, too.
THE HEROIC AGE OF SPACEFLIGHT PRICE N A TROIKA MULTIMEDIA This is basically just a 50-minute movie. It makes use of the infamous CDXL. A compression technique which Commodore have cleverly managed to bring full-motion video to the Amiga CDTV, Unfortunately , it s only partial-scrccn full-motion. Seems like less than a quarter of the screen, in fact. And. Of course, the number of colours is reduced.
The result of all this, unfortunately, is that it's just like watching a spacc-flighl documentary on a miniature portable TV off a poor-quality bootleg video. While the documentary itself is fascinating and the audio narration and soundtrack is excellent enough . It's just not a very good way of watching something. The only real advantage for running it as a CD multimedia experience gives you is that you can instantly pick out an watch any particular section of the programme. Whoopy dtx .
As a kind of megademo, which is basically what it is.
This exerts a peculiar fascination. It's also a very good documentary. But you can't help but realise that if it was on a videotape you'd be able to watch it a lot more easily and it would cost a heck of a lot less.
Apollo to the Moon Choose a topic or watch this movie segment.
Topics have detailed information and more images Back" or "B" button returns to previous menu Brave that daunting first screen and you'll soon discover that this encyclopaedia is rich in text entries too. The word search pretty rapidly comes up with vast lists of topics, and a sensible information navigation system helps you pick out the one you want. As you would expect, once you arc reading an article you can select key words to move to another topic.
This is probably the best reference work we have seen yet. With some very' nice audio visual presentation. I don't know the book on which it is based, but it appears lo be very much a Twentieth Century encyclopaedia: a search on 'viking' reveals plenty of info about space missions but none about hairy guys with axes. Though there is an awful lot about ancient history too.
Sampled sound, such as Martin Luther King's famous speech, pops up occasionally, if perhaps not often enough. But apart from that the scope of this seems impressive and. Despite an inevitable American leaning, this is the most enjoyable CD reference work to I' come around so far.
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Electronic Publishing have released one ol the best-presented encyclopaedias yet to arrive on CD. As soon as you start to browse through the package you encounter the hundreds of pictures that have been included, many of which ore illustrated in this attractive watercolour style.
Continuing from last month's massive look at the first 45 arrivals on the CD scene, preparing for the 'imminent' release of the Amiga CD-ROM drive, Damien Noonan takes an intrigued but critical look at the new releases.
Ici I'Ordicodc. Unc logicicl qui donnez vous beaucoup d'instruction de driving. Si vous acceptez le principle de priorite a droite. Vous will find qu'il cst trcz difficile en Anglelcrre.
Ou on drives sur le rive gauche, pas sur le droit de seigncure... 147 No. Wait, but seriously though, folks. This one we mention merely oul of satiable curiosity. Because it's an interesting idea: it contains the French equivalent of the Highway Code as well as a basic driving course and it is intended, of course, to provide sufficient instruction to help you answer all the hard questions in a driving test.
APRIL 1992 Il's appeal over here will be limited, but it might possibly be useful as a language-teach- ing cxrccisc in a pretty practical environment, though il docs raise the question of whether a similar version in English would be helpful to all those learner drivers out there.
As well as a guide to French road-signs. In which not only the signs but also their legal and practical context are explained by text and a narrator, the program also includes a course of lessons and two tests. The lessons are followed as a series of photographs of situations, about which you have to answer various questions.
As far as my basic French allows, the course seems to be an excellent run-through of driving theory and road laws and I would imagine that an English version of this disc would make ideal theoretical 'revision' for a driving test. What it isn't - and I have heard this suggested as an idea for an Amiga CD - is a moving driving simulator.
The moln screen presents the options on offer: procticol tests like Ihe one obove, rood sign revision, and the dreoded exams!
FALCON C49.99 MIRRORSOFT Whether cither of the two Mirrorsoft titles will actually rind their way onto the shelves after the demise of Robert Maxwell's myriad of companies - Mirrorsoft officially liquidated last December - remains to be seen, but no doubt someone will acquire the UK rights lo this.
Spectrum Holobyte of the US arc probably better known for this F-16 flight simulator more than anything else, and inevitably w ith the popularity of the 3D flight sim as a game it makes a lot of sense to transfer it to the CD medium. If you were a naive CDTV owner who'd never played a flight sim before, you'd probably love it.
The presentation screens (left) ore many and varied, with o whole heop ol missions on offer from this compilation of missions package. Once you're on the runway, the sim plays more like a game, but the added audio effects really give it bite.
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Control w ith a joypad is odd. Too. Tending to be excessively digital and on off.
For the novice, this makes the whole thing easier to handle, but it does tend to make the w hole appearance of the game jerkier and less realistic.
There's a good slack of missions here, all nicely judged to appeal at various difficulty levels: and the in-between presentation screens are nicely touched up.
In-flight audio is greatly enhanced by the addition of some realistic recorded speech: it's not just random, either, but closely lied to what you do.
This was probably always more of a combat Bight game than a sim. And the difference is even more exaggerated in this version. All the same, it's highly enjoyable and a good example of how the computer game exerts its own unique fascination. But it's not about lo change the world.
APRIL 1992 ferdic: 45% XENON 2 G29.99 MIRRORSOFT Apart from it being an aged shoot-em-up. The distinguishing characteristic of this one is its pioneering of a new form of experimental 3D 'holophonic' sound called 'Space Sound', designed by musical instrument manufacturers Roland.
As the original game was also noted for a pioneering idea in sound - the use of a soundtrack by a pseudo-house group called Bomb the Bass, who were quite popular once - it seems an appropriate gimmick. While it makes for some pretty effectively boomy speech and cchoey noises. I can't say it sounded all that 3D. But there you go.
Special studio remixes of Bomb the Bass tracks provide Ihe full hi-fi audio accompaniment, and jolly pleasant they are too. The only tiling you might have forgotten in all this audio excitement is the gameplay. While it was a jolly attractive-looking. Well-presented and nicely-balanced shoot-cm-up three years ago.
Time has tended to take its toll and it docs now look a bit dated. More than just unfashionable: it has the sort of staleness that 1970s shoes do in Oxfam.
When you can get it as an Amiga budget game, the powerful soundtrack is not enough reason for being interested in the CD version.
CD+G Karaoke The DK Karaoke discs are not really Amiga CO titles at all, In that their main purpose is as audio Cds and the graphics information contained on them is not in Amiga format but of the CD+G standard. CD+G, In case you are not aware, is a special kind of audio compact disc which will play on any CD player but also, on a special player, will produce a TV signal containing graphics too.
Naturally, the audio on these discs is soundtracks of popular hit songs with the main vocals removed, while the graphics information is a step-by-step run-through of the words. Not, as I had feared, with a little ball bouncing along the top of the lines, but instead with the words that you are supposed to be singing highlighted In yellow.
You can’t argue that these do the job perfectly well, In so far as the words are legible and the musical arrangements are, for the most part, actually pretty decent. Whether or not you will be interested in buying any ot these discs depends solely on two things: firstly, whether you actually want to use your Amiga CD as a home karaoke system: and secondly, whether you actually like any ot the songs. We've looked at a couple of discs from the series and they leaned a bit too much towards Seventies disco for my liking, but I believe there are an enormous number of discs available (about 50), so
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There is a place where anything is possible; you can view mountains, pilot planes, drive cars, shoot aliens, draw pictures and listen to sound.
Where? The memory inside your Amiga, of course, amply explained by Pat McDonald.
The RAM dimension A500 THE BEST WAY to think of computer memory is like blank paper. You can endlessly write on it. Reshape it. Run programs in it. You wipe il by turning the machine off. When you turn on again, everything is scrubbed.
If you're not at all interested in how the memory works, then fine. The whole idea of adding more memory lo a computer is that it should be transparent to the person using the machine: the only differences are:
• longer programs will run because more memory is available -
programs of greater complexity can be used.
• A few badly written programs will not work anymore.
• You have more options as some programs and hardware make use
of extra memory to work better.
154 So you get two benefits for one minor loss - and ihe cost in money of course.
The Ashcom board is the smallest, best built and easiest to fit 512K RAM expansion that you can get. Slightly more expensive than other designs, but miles less than the official CBM A501.
Alternatives: the WTS Mammoth or the Virgo 512K. Both of these designs use 256K X 1 chips, and so they use 16 chips rather than four.
However, they work perfectly well and the price cannot be matched.
1 .5MB - TOTAL 2MB BEST BUY - VIRGO V2000 Much uprated from the original prototype pictured here, the Virgo board offers good value for a limited design of RAM expansion. Supports 1Mb of chip RAM and 1Mb fast RAM if you upgrade your A500 to have 1Mb of chip RAM.
Alternatives: the Ashcom or Power Computing designs. Actually, lots of people do this design - but both of the above can again be fitted with 1Mb ot chip RAM 1Mb of Fast for slightly more cost than the Virgo.
.SMB - 6.3MB Examples of programs which work better -O -O NJ ANIMATING Programs which can join together lots of still pictures to form animations (like the excellent Deluxe Paint III and IV programs from Electronic Arts) benefit enormously from having lots of memory available. The more memory, the bigger the animation can be.
It's that simple. Just one thing to bear In mind though - if you make your animations too long, they won’t tit on a single floppy disk! You can always split them down into manageable chunks though.
SOUND SAMPLING The quite excellent AudioMaster 2 or 3 can sample sounds Into any part of available memory. Think of that! Being able to store 9Mb samples recorded at a high sample rate to give minutes of quality sound.
Of course, you can't save such a big sample to a floppy, although you could split it up into smaller pieces first. The real advantage of having lots of memory and the AudioUaster sampling software is that It's less 'hit and miss'. One of the bug bears of sampling is that you often just miss the bit you want from a song. Or perhaps you want a short sample trom the beginning, and one from the end. M you can fit the whole of the original sound in memory, you spend more time editing and less time fiddling about with the CD player controls.
WORD PROCESSING A few word processors can make the most of extra memory. Typically, you'll want to include pictures with your documents. But what If you want to write a book? Practically ALL word processors let you use extra memory to write bigger documents.
If you want to include lots of graphics, then that will take up more memory. Pen Pal, Excellence! And Wordworth all benefit greatly from having more available memory - documents can be much bigger, with more pictures on more pages.
Another task that word processors use extra memory for is for multiple document editing. The above three, plus ProWrlte and Protext, can all open multiple documents, letting you flick between several documents at once. If you have more memory, you can have more documents open at once.
DIGITISING (Dlglvlew Gold, Vidi Amiga, DCTV, HAM-E) Practically all video digitisers in use today make use of extra memory, but the way in which they use It differs from system to system. To make the best use of DlglView Gold from Newtek, around 2Mb is desirable. To let you change the graphics mode you are digitising in without quitting the program.
Rombo's Vidi Amiga doesn't use extra memory to get better quality images, but does let you grab frames a series of black-and-white frames. The more memory you have, the bigger the animation can be .
HAM-E really needs extra memory in order to operate. Even on a machine with 1Mb chip RAM and 5Mb of fast RAM, very large images using lots of colours (HAM-E can give 256,000) colours on screen can crash the computer.
HAM-E's rival, DCTV, uses 5Mb of memory (only
0. 5MB needs to be chip memory). However, this Is assuming that
all ot the DCTV programs (Including the paint and image
processor) are loaded at the same time. This is a very
convenient way to digitise (you can something similar by
multitasking DlglView and D Paint). But you don't need 5Mb to
use the system-just 1Mb.
PROGRAMMING Two programming systems can use extra memory really well. The first is Devpac 2 or 3 (reviewed on P125). This machine code assembler, text editor and debugger is excellent when used with more than 1Mb. Because you can have your source code, object code, text editor, assembler and debugger all In memory at the same time.
The main advantage Is that you can work with much larger machine code programs, dealing with a whole project rather than lots of little bits of it. And you can test the code just after you've compiled It, with the debugger. A very fast system Indeed for EXTERNAL - TOTAL 1 MB TO 9MB BEST BUY: SUPRARAM 5QORX CHIP AND FAST What is the difference between chip and fast memory?
In case you didn't know, chip memory is accessible by the custom chips (Agnus animation. Paula sound and Denise video) and also by the decision making processor - the 68000. Fast memory can only be used by the processor for programs; displayed graphics and sound being played cannot go there, although the processor can store and retrieve such data between fast memory and chip memory.
Upgrading chip memory is usually more expensive compared to getting more fast memory. The best all-in- one solution to take any old Amiga up to the full 2Mb potential is available from Aquarian PD (0914 357
2424) . The Mega Chip 2000 costs about El 75. But you must
appreciate that the price includes both the 2Mb of memory
and the 8372B version of the Agnus chip, normally found
only In A3000s (the 8375 used in the A500 Plus is not
available as a spare yet). You Just whip out your old Agnus
chip and plug the board Into the socket.
An old A500 can have its chip memory upgraded to 1Mb as per the instructions In the ‘Down to Business' article (Page 212 of Amiga Format Issue
31) . For either the ancient A1000 or the original revision A
of the A2000 (both out of production for years) the only
solution Is a complete circuit board replacement, as the
Agnus chip fitted in these machines Is a different shape to
the current standard.
Excellent slimline design which can take 256K X4 chips tor 0.5-2MB expansion, or 1 Mb X 4 chips for 2-8MB ot memory.
Through port connector tor other peripherals. Plus optional power supply to keep running.
PAT YOUR HEAD, RUB YOUR STOMACH Alternatives: Ashcom AX508 or Cortex. The Ashcom is similar to SupraRAM, but has no switch or power supply facility. Only available in 1Mb X 4 version to give 2-8MB ol RAM. The Cortex has a power supply as standard, excellent manufacture, but no on off switch. Most reliable but not slimline at all. Due to it using SIMMs.
With more memory Multitasking is a buzz-word associated with Amigas. It means that the computer can run more than one program at once (something that's very difficult to do with other computers). Now, It may not seem very useful but there are times when it's an absolute lltesaver... Imagine that you're writing a book using a word processor. You've Just finished the last line, added a few comments and try to save it to disk. Shock horror, the disk is full! You have no blank disks ready to hand.
What do you do?
If the word processor can delete files on a disk, then It's easy - however, not all of them do this. What you could do is flip back to the Workbench by pressing INCOMPATIBILITY SOLUTION No matter which RAM expansion you get, somewhere along the line you may find a program (usually a utility or game) that doesn't like the memory configuration you've got. Such problems are always solvable - you can literally get anything to work. But the cost, time and expertise means that most people don't bother.
Alt-V, banging a disk In any available disk drive, clicking on it, selecting Initialise... VollA, one blank disk ready to be saved on.
This is Just one example. A much better one Is when you have a program that takes ages to run (like Vista on this month's Issue). If you had enough memory, you could start Vista rendering a picture, then click back to the Workbench to load other programs and continue using your machine lor things like word processing or Deluxe Painting. Sadly, very few games multitask as they grab all the computer's attention to get the best speed. Who said the Amiga was Just a games machine?
155 Fair enough. If you find such a problem, working a way around it will nearly always require some specialist PD utilities. I don't think anyone has ever done a disk which Just has utilities to solve RAM incompatibility problems - but the solutions are there, scattered in an ever widening ocean of Public Domain programs.
APRIL 1992 program development. The other programming language which works better with more memory is AMOS. This version of BASIC lets you store more than one BASIC program at a time - so called accessory programs. So you can put the current version away, make a change, test it. And see if you made the right change.
Then when you're happy, you can save the resulting program. Alternatively, II you've Introduced more bugs than there were to start with, you can revert to the older version. There are loads more uses for accessory programs, keeping libraries of subroutines available; having different programs handy for different purposes, and so on.
3D MODELLING Practically all the 3D ray-tracing packages (Imagine.
Sculpt. Peal 3D and so on) make use of extra memory. These programs let you draw shapes and objects In three dimensions, by indicating the points between edges (not quite right for Real 3D but that's another story).
The more memory you have, the more points you can have for your objects. The more points an object has, the more organic and curved it looks, rather than straight edged and artificial. Of course, having more memory means that you can have more objects too.
30 ray-tracing takes hours on a standard Amiga. Even with an accelerated machine it takes many minutes, so most people opt for an accelerator card rather than Just a memory expansion.
DTP Everything said for word processors applies to desktop publishing as well. Except that true DTP can cope with things like proportional clip art from ProDraw or Draw4D, Agfa-Compugraphlc fonts, even 24-bit true colour images.
Using all these features makes DTP one of the classic areas for RAM expansion, just behind animation. Although you can design a couple of very simple pages with ProPage or PageStream on a 1Mb, tor really complex and sophisticated DTP 2- 3Mb Is a minimum (more if you want to multitask).
DATABASES This is an odd category, because there are two sorts of database. A database is a collection of records grouped on a subject - let's say It's a book collection. Each record would have the author, name of the book, price, number of pages, and any other manner of information common to all.
Some databases store all information on a disk, just recalling Individual records as and when they are called for. This sort of database doesn't benefit much from extra memory.
The other (tar more common on the Amiga) type of database is one which keeps the database In memory. ProData, the Superbase series and InfoFile all tit into this category. Naturally, the more memory you have, the more records you can store and each record can be more detailed.
SPREADSHEETS A spreadsheet Is best thought of as a giant mathematical... Don't run away! Solutions, that’s what spreadsheets give. Spreadsheets look like giant multiplication tables, with columns running across the screen, and rows going down. A spreadsheet can be much bigger than the screen - you usually scroll around them using the cursor keys.
What are they for then? Suppose you had a really complex problem to solve, like working out what Ingredients a restaurant required for a normal week's business. You could Just estimate, but a spreadsheet offers a better way.
If certain cells on the spreadsheet determine all the courses served by a restaurant, and how much of each ingredient they use, then you can get the spreadsheet to calculate the total ingredients needed for a given range of courses. Change one course, and the whole equation changes; you get a different answer.
Spreadsheets are usually totally memory based.
The upshot of this is that the more memory you have, the bigger the spreadsheet you can have.
A500 Plus TRAPDOOR 512K - 1 .5MB TOTAL (CHIP RAM).
EXTERNAL - TOTAL 1 MB TO 9MB Any of the A500 externals Best Buy: Ashcom board as for the A500. However, if you get that or a similar board and it has a real time clock, you had better disable the clock as having two clocks can occasionally crash the machine.
Alternatives: the WTS and Virgo boards.
TRAPDOOR 1MB
- 2MB TOTAL (CHIP RAM). TYPICALLY THE ASOl +.
BEST BUY: THE PHOENIX BOARD This board, distributed by FCC, is functionally exactly the same as the A50U, but is smaller and costs a lot less. Why doesn't this or any similar design have a switch like the old 0.5MB boards?
Alternatives: I would expect most memory board manufacturers to start making these boards it they haven't already done so. Check this issue ot Amiga Format for the latest prices SWITCH ON AND GO Autoconfig' is the trademark Commodore gave to a good system. The idea is this: every time you plug something directly into an Amiga 'Zorro’ connector, the Amiga recognises it automatically. A Zorro connector, by the way Is the left-hand connector on an A500, or the Internal sockets on an A1500A2000 or A3000.
156 The upshot of this techie fact is that most memory expansions just plug in and go. Sometimes there's an on off switch on A500 versions, so that you can stop a given expansion from being recognised. But on the whole Autoconfig was well thought out, with the minimum fuss needed to connect peripherals.
APRIL 1992 The exception to this general rule is the oversize trapdoor expansions for the A500 (soon the A500 Plus too). These give substantial (from 1-6.5Mb) increases in memory, but memory over about 1.5Mb Is not automatically recognised by the Amiga.
You have to insert a line Into the startup-sequence of your Workbench disks, to patch the board into the Amiga system.
RAD: VERSUS HARD DRIVES RAD: is one of the best uses of a large (1Mb or larger) RAM expansion. RAD:’s proper name is the Recoverable RAM Disk.
Essentially, it lets you turn part of your memory into a floppy disk. If you load Workbench into RAD:, every time you reset the machine, it will reboot Workbench from memory unless a floppy disk is placed in the internal drive.
RAD: Is without doubt the fastest way of using Workbench - it’s even taster than a hard drive (not surprising, because there are moving parts in a hard drive). However, before you think RAD: is the best thing since sliced silicon, there are snags.
The first is that you still have to load all programs and data from floppy. Although rebooting RAD gives you a quicker Workbench, it's still slow at loading programs in. The other problem is that RAD: occasionally gets Read Write errors, just like a floppy disk. Exactly why this happens is unknown, although the likelihood Is that some programs can accidentally corrupt the memory used by RAD:.
All the same, It you can't afford a hard disk and need a faster Workbench, RAD: is a viable alternative. The actual system is built into the Amiga already. Ready made RAD: disks are available throughout the Public Domain - Quickbench being but one of many. Just boot up with it when you starl your work, and Workbench will load In seconds afterwards, just by reseting your Amiga.
The price of computer memory is not fixed: it goes up and down over time. Such fluctuations affect the computer scene enormously - if a computer has lots of RAM, and lots of RAM costs more money, then that computer series will suffer a setback. Over the past several years, the price of RAM (and semiconductors
- chips in general) has dropped. Although the price of a chip is
high when il is introduced, mass manufacture helps bring the
price down.
From ihe present perspective, il seems that this spiral is not going to slow down, trade wars and similar factors apart. So say you bought a 2Mb RAM expansion which you could stick another 6Mb into. Over the years you could expand it for progressibly less money. An A500 512K expansion five years ago cost £ 150 - today the same board is only £50. That's the official Commodore ASOl; there are some boards which do exactly the same job for as little as £19.95. A3000 up.
INTERNAL CHIP EXPANSION Another important fact to mention is that more memory is being squeezed into the same space all the time. 8Mb RAM chips for portable computers are tiny, even for RAM chips, and eight of them would take an Amiga up to its full capacity - the RAM expansion would be about the same size as a matchbox!
(It would be prohibitively expensive too.)
No common computer can match the Amiga in terms of RAM expansion. An A500 or A1500 A2000 can be expanded to 9Mb; an A500 Plus can go up 10 Mb: and any Amiga with an accelerator can go even higher (13 Mb and up). The A3000 is even better; 16 Mb is a conservative estimate of its RAM potential.
This is an important statistic; as computer programs become ever more complex, they grow longer. A common microcomputer of 10 years ago was considered adequate at I6K; today I MB is seen as a nice canvas to work on (remember the blank paper?).
Just buy the chips and get them fitted (don't try doing it yourself - it's very difficult). No expansion card required.
So, if you think that Amiga programs are good today, remember that tomorrow's will be better but bigger. It's going to become cheaper lo expand your machine, and programmers can add lots of graphics and sound to the same old boring shool-em-up games.
The A5(X) Plus marked an important step in establishing the Amiga's domination in the arena of computer memory stakes. The original A1000 was 256K. Expandable to 5I2K internally: the A500 was 5I2K. Officially expandable to I Mb internally (unofficially a lot more via large (IMB-6.5MB trapdoor expansions); and the A500 Plus has 1Mb, expandable to 2Mb internally.
Internal memory is very important; a programmer can write a program confident that the user has a set amount of memory.
Now adays. I Mb users arc the biggest category; do be aware of this as programs which run in 512K of memory are going to decline.
In years to come, it is probable that programs will commonly need more memory as more and more people upgrade their machines.
However, it will be quite some time before the majority of people have more than I MB.
Understand that different types of memory expansion use different kinds of chip technology. And in most cases these are not interchangeable. The mainstay of the Amiga scene up to about two years ago was the 256K X I. Although cheap, this type of chip is small in capacity - you needed 16 of them to get just 5I2K (0.5 Mb).
These days the 256K X 4 chips are becoming more standard. These chips are much bigger in capacity, and so you only need four such chips to give 5I2K. Such chips arc used on: the A590 hard drive; the SupraRAM 2000 for the AI500 A2000; and Ihe myriad 5I2K expansions for the A500 and the A500 Plus.
Now coming into full production are the Al 500 A2000 and Plus versions 2-8MB CARD (INTERNAL) BEST BUY: GVP SERIES II HARD DRIVE It you need a memory expansion, il makes a lot ot sense to get a hard drive with a memory expansion instead. You can just buy a GVP memory board (it's called the HC8) but this is the best allround deal you can get. Uses SIMMs, cannot be disconnected.
Alternatives: the Nexus series are very similar to GVP products.
It you just want a RAM board, there is the ICD2091 or the SupraRAM 2000 - both of these units use 256K x 4 chips, so you need lots and lots ot chips to get Ihe lull 8Mb.
I Mb x 4 types (often just called Ihc 4Mb).
These can store 512K of memory on a single chip. Although they are uncommon (they are a different shape to other chips, called a ZIP) and still expensive, they are popular for larger memory expansions (Ashcom AX508 and the SupraRAM 500RX again). The important factor is the less chips you have, the more reliable the board, because there is less to go wrong.
The final kind of RAM is SIMM (Single Inline Memory Modules). These are small circuit cards with chips on. A little bigger than a stick of chewing gum yet able to store I Mb.
Rather than having pins like normal chips, they just snap into place. SIMM's are Ihc most reliable and easiest to fit. Though a bit more expensive unless you buy lots at once. Zj EXPENSIVE EXPANSIONS There Is yet another way to increase the memory on your Amiga, and that's to tit an accelerator card. An accelerator is essentially a card with a taster decision making chip, or Central Processing Unit'. The standard CPU in all Amigas except the A3000 is the Motorola 68000.
Such standard Amigas can be expanded to around 9Mb (8MB fast, plus 1Mb chip memory - 2Mb chip memory in the case ot the A500 Plus). However, by putting a later version of the Motorola 68XXX series into your Amiga (such as the 68020. 68030 or 68040) vastly more can be connected.
The amount ot memory that can be added onto an accelerator card, tor use with such CPU chips varies trom one manufacturer to another. At least 1MB is included with such cards, with a maximum of between 4MB (in the case of Solid State Leisure’s A5000) and 32MB (certain GVP accelerator cards for the A1500 A2000).
This memory can be used with the standard memory of an Amiga quite happily, so even a standard A500 could have about a dozen Mbs available for you to use. This accelerator memory ("32 bit memory' ) is much taster than the standard stuff though.
The bad news is that accelerator prices are still costly. £199 for a 1MB A5000 is the absolute bottom line. But when you consider that such a board four years ago would cost more than double that, you can see that accelerators are coming down in price, just as RAM chips do.
How much should I get?
This section is designed to give a rough idea of just whal you can do with any given amount of memory. The amounts given are the total memory, so don'l think ihal you need a 2Mb RAM expansion to use RAD: when a 1 Mb plus the internal memory will suffice. The reason why very large expansions are lumped under 'Vast' is that most expansions go straight from 4Mb to 8Mb capacity - there is rarely an in between stage.
Also note that the percentage figures are approximate. The percentage for games varies because quite a sizeable amount of software is limited to 512K (that's why there's a switch on most 512K RAM boards); b) because some software needs I MB and c) there is a funhcr category which arc limited to I Mb. And will not work on larger memory systems.
A lot of PD needs I Mb or more of memory. The amount of PD software which needs just 5I2K is very small indeed: practically all PD works with large memory systems. The only PD which needs very large amounts of memory (2MB-6Mb) is of the graphics demo variety - generally stuff by Eric Schwartz or Tobias Richter. Serious software is clearly the most compatible son with large memory Amigas.
5 1 2K.
70 per cent of games work. 60 per cent of PD works. Adding extra drives is prohibitive.
Only perhaps 25 per cent of serious software works. Perhaps 256K can be used for multitasking. All these figures are going to go down.
1 MB.
98 per cent of games and 94 per cent of PD work. 90 per cent of serious software works.
Around 700K is available for multitasking. Disk drives need lo occasionally be disconnected lo free memory. However, few programs will multitask correctly unless they arc very short.
Many programs use all of I Mb.
2M B. 157 93 per cent of games and 96 per cent PD work properly. 95 per cent of serious software works fine. Around 1.7Mb is available for multitasking. Disk drives need never be disconnected unless a program is incompatible (rare). Hard drives become quite viable. Two or three good sized programs will multitask. RAD becomes a cheap alternative to a hard drive.
APRIL 1992 3MB 93 per cent of games and 96 per cent of PD work fine. 98 per cent serious OK. Around
2. 7Mb is used for multitasking (few programs actually need 3Mb
for just themselves). Disk drives as above. Hard drives do not
overload the system at all. Usually fitted in conjunction with
a hard drive, although RAD is still acceptable. Workbench
becomes a dream.
4MB.
93 per cent of games and 97 per cent of PD. 99 per cent of serious software. Around 4.7Mb is available for multitasking. This is working al near workstation levels, with many different programs running simultaneously. All disks as above (although with buffering the Amiga side hard disks can be slightly optimised again). RAD starts consuming huge amounts of memory compared to a hard drive.
VAST (LARGER THAN 4MB).
93 per cent of games and 99 per cent of PD work. Up to 8.5Mb (9.5Mb for an A500 Plus) can be used for multitasking - as a lot of serious software interacts through Arexx. The computer can be setup to process information continually without human observation. 3D rendering systems start producing acceptable, organic pictures as the amount of point data reaches something close to real world mechanics. A hard drive is highly desirable, because it will take about five minutes to load all 8Mb of programs from floppy alone.
ACCELERATOR WITH RAM We're talking about an accelerator with a 68020,68030 or 68040 here. Perhaps only 70 per cent of games and PD work. Many of the shortcut programming tricks used with the standard 68000 don't work with accelerators. A small amount of serious software doesn't work either - but 97 per cent does. The programs that do work with accelerators run like the wind.
The true advantage of the accelerator is Ihe speed gain. All flight simulations and similar games works with these products, and the difference in smoothness, playability and realism is excellent. Workbench moves like lightning - (he 'Zzz' icon becomes a rare occurrence.
The amount of RAM you gel with the accelerator determines what s jftware you can use. Get the fastest with the most memory, and you'll be using an Amiga that score lies your desktop.
Pricey, but the best way to get more memory.
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Fast Food (NOT*) . Final Blow Final Fight (NOT*) ... First Samurai .. Fists Of Fury (NOT ?) ...... Flight Of The Intruder Rood .... GAME 2 Hot 2 Handle (Comp) 10 Great Games 3D Construction Kit 4 Wheel Dnve (Comp) 4D Sports Boxing . 4D Sports Driving ..... 50 Great Games (Only 30 on *) AMOS 3D Baby Jo ...... Barbarian n (Psygnosis) Batman Caped
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Anyone out there actually using this program to keep track of your golfing statistics? There must be. Because the programmer has now added a couple of features demanded by the users of his program.
Avid golf fans need to record the scores of a round of a golf, to analyse the performance on a given course, and to see which type of holes need the most practice. Using this sort of program can help to reveal your weaknesses, which with hard work can be built into strengths instead.
The couple of enhancements arc that you can print out statistics (best round, average score and handicap) and you can also get some rather nice graphs and charts to show this information graphically too. The program is made more attractive as a result. The bad news is that you can't load your old files into this new version - it simply won't work.
TOTAL WAR MBS G253 OBLITERATION MAD BOMBER II MBS L509 Take Turrlcan, throw In a bit of Oops Up, and what have you got? Obliteration, that’s what. You control a mad test pilot who can run, Jump and blast things In eight different directions. The plot Is that you're testing out an asteroid simulator.
What it comes down to Is; you shoot the asteroids on each level, which spawn smaller asteroids, which you shoot, which spawns smaller asteroids, which you shoot, and the level Is completed. Yep. Sure is a lot of shooting to be done.
Obliteration is the best blast-em-up I’ve seen - it's not strictly speaking PD, but Licenseware, which means you can only buy it from NBS, Blltterchlps, Vally PD or Start. Although It's only got 20 levels, I think that with more, and more things to shoot, it could have been a decent commercial release.
Bundled on the disk is another game, called Mad Bomber II. You don't shoot anything In this - a Mad Bomber moves along the top of the screen, dropping bombs everywhere. You have to collect the bombs in a small barrel, which you move with the Joystick. Miss one bomb and you’re history. Not as fun as Obliteration, but much tougher.
Total War looks exoctly the some os Risk - the good news is thot it ploys the some tool.
People arc around. It's quite easy to work out how to play (the mouse is used almost exclusively). Winning is more elusive - you can be on top of the world one minute, only to be vanquished the next.
The game was written with AMOS, by Paulo Laureano. Graphics by Waddingtons (competently copied by Francisco Cordeiro). If you liked the board- game. You will love this - I dol By far the best PD version of Risk to date.
TBAG 83 AMIGANUTS The Tampa Bay Amiga Group manages to keep rolling out the compilation disks, but this one has an especially useful set of programs. The most significant of these is the latest update of NcwZap. A file editor beloved of experienced Amiga users the world over.
This version has been considerably tailed up. But remains much the same in use. Dallas J Hodgson has been hard at work.
NewZap can edit any files, whether they contain binary, text, anything at all. You can view the files by Ascii (text), hexadecimal or decimal numbers, and edit them. This is a fiddly and indcpth procedure, but w ith experience you can alter files to work better w ith your system. NewZap i.J cannot, however, make files any bigger than they really are.
ADAM could well be of use to CDTV users and animators. The Automated DCT ' Animation Maker can import sets of 24 bit 'True Colour' pictures from Imagine. Animation Journeyman. Lightwave (the rendering program on Newtek's Video Toaster card) or VistaPro. Then convert them and join them jnto one DCTV animation file. I am not altogether sure whether it works on PAL sized images, but I believe it docs.
Needless to say. But you'll need quite a bit of memory to run this program.
BootX Id.72 (Peter Steur) has been mentioned on these pages before, but it's such a useful program for all Amiga owners that I had belter repeat myself.
BootX can record custom boot blocks (usually found on games and Public Domain disks, but occasionally on serious software too) and store sets of them onto Continued on Page 172 APRIL 1992 This is one of those great games. The board-game version (Risk) will be familiar to many readers, but the basic idea is this. The playing area is the world, about the time of the Napoleonic Wars. Up to six people can play at once. The game starts with the planet being randomly partitioned, with armies of the occupying player being put on them.
The object of the game is to cither conquer a certain number of countries (playing for missions) or the whole world. You get a certain number of reinforcements each turn (more if you own a whole continent or two). You can gain extra armies by playing cards - when you conquer one country, you get a card. Trade in three cards for more armies - the number you get depends on the combination.
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Until now. Football simulations came in two categories: arcade and management. Few. If any. Ever bothered with the all-important STRATEGY which a successful manager is to master, both before a match when deciding on squad selection, and during the match when high-drama. Realtime decisions must be made on tactics, substitutions, set pieces and player deployment. But now, for the first time on any major computer, there is a superlative management game that encompasses all forms of soccer strategy: it is called FOOTBALL TACTICIAN. Team selection, needless to say. Remains a critical element in
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disks have the Activator front end. This system allows you to
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screen - it's very oasy to use.
Blank disks. When a custom boot block pets destroyed by a virus, just use BoolX to put it back again. If you're convinced that you can never get a virus and don't need this program you arc wrong!
There's a picture and sample ripper text (for getting picture and sound files out of programs for your own use). Also included is a general ledger program, for keeping a simple set of accounts for a very small business. A bit limited (no VAT support for example) but much better than trying to keep all the facts on different pieces of paper.
Macro Maker, from the Long Island Media Group, is not a complete program - but the demo alone will prove of use to some. It helps you write scripts and macros for Art Department, so that you can process a whole batch of pictures, rather than doing them individually by hand. To get the full version of the program (for use with Art Department Professional) you must register with the authors in Ihe USA.
At the tail end of the disk comes MusicGag. A simple program that will play a sound when you press a key. The tone of the sound varies with each key you press. Handy for those people w ho arc used to clack- ety-clackety old style typewriters.
APRIL 1992 Not to be confused with the 3D attempt reviewed last issue (or (he Deja Vu program Formula One Challenge), ihis version of Battlecars lets you compete with either the computer or another player. The view is from overhead, and the object is simple. Either out race the other car over three laps, or make sure that he doesn't finish!
Battle Cars can be played over one. Two. Four or even eight races. Winners get cash pri es which can be spent in various ways. At the start of each race, you can buy extra hardware for your car. A turbo boost for the engine, a weapons pod (I'll talk about that in a minute), racing lyres, power steering or extra armour.
You can never afford everything, so your purchases depend on your style.
When you buy a weapons pod. Three weapons systems are added to the car. These are a laser (hits automatically if your opponent is right in front of you), a smart missile (hits if your opponent is on the screen) and a strange sort of wave weapon that doesn't seem to do much at all - maybe it slow s the other car dow n or something.
You see. When you're playing the game you don't have time to make conscious decisions or carefully planned set piece moves. It's all jerk reactions, trying to go as last as possible while not piling your motor and making ihe other guy's life hell.
The computer skill level has 10 settings, ranging from hopeless to unbeatable. It's much more fun against a human opponent though (as arc most games)
- Frank "Ferrari" Bartucca certainly taught me a thing or too
about handbrake turns.
Controlling the car is the strangest part of the program. You use a joystick, and left and right arc simple enough for steering. Down selects different weapons, up fires (hem. And the fire-bulton is the accelerator pedal! Takes a while to get comfortable with it. But it works pretty well.
The presentation is good, and the only moans I've got arc about the way the track behaves. You can't go onto the grass at all - you just bounce off. When you clip a verge, you often get throw n off at unpredictable angles, and Ihe graphics flicker in a gross fashion.
Apart from that, well done Phillip G Harle.
SHADOW SAMPLE MAKER 17 BIT 1614 If you want sound on the Amiga, then a sampler is a must. But what if you don't have any sounds to sample? There are many programs around to make sounds up from scratch, but to be honest I've never found one that was easy enough for me to use. Thank heavens Shadow did this.
The idea is that your sample to be is a long list of pieces. With sample maker, you can pul a different waveform into each piece, and change the tone of it.
By building up Ihe waveforms, you can create a reasonable imitation of the sound you w ant.
Sample Maker runs from one screen - there are no menus or different windows or anything like that. It works in a similar way to synthesisers from the Seventies and early Eighties. Just choose the waveform. Alter it to taste, and put it into the sample list.
Play the sample list lo check on the sound.
You keep doing this, building up the sample until you've got a sound you like. Then just save it to disk, for use in your sample sequencers or (if you're a programmer) into your programs. This program isn't just good - it's fun too!
DICE C PD SOFT V523 AND V524 A two disk set. DICE C is a compiler for the C language. The main difference between this version and other PD versions is that, rather than being a C compiler for the Amiga. DICE gives a very good version of the ANSI standard for C. If you're learning C on an ANSI system and want to do some homework. Ihis two disk set could be a bargain buy. The second disk includes most of the more common library routines used by the Amiga, as well as some documentation. However, the disks only have one icon between them - if you're not used to Shell don't get them.
If you register with the author, he will send you a better version of the compiler, with more features like Bit data fields, floating point arithmetic, a more indepth manual, more commands and some miscellaneous libraries. The idea is that if you like DICE, then you can get the full version.
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Twlntris; Better than Tetris!
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Spectrum Emulator; Run some Spectrum games on your Amiga!
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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 I Red Sector Demo Maker; Powerful program for creation ol Demos (Mb) Mandelbrot Generator; Superb'!!
Rippers; Music'Graphic Rippers Master Virus Killer; Excellent Virus killer, delects over 124... AU.27 AU.31 AU.32' AU.35 AU.36 AU.37 AU.38 AU.40' AU.41' AU.42' AU.43' AU.46 Home Utilities; Wordwright, Scalc (Spreadsheet), Label print.
Ripped Fonts 8 Logos; Character sets extracted from various demos!
Picturesque; Great Art package Business Letters; 600 plus to adapt and use in your word processor!
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 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 tiles Typing Tutor; Master those keys Opti Utilities; Virus killers, PD Copy 3. Fixdisk, Text Engine... Spectrapalnt 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 pnnter Spectrum Adventures; Need AU 24 AH.01 Adventure Game Solutions; More than 100 complete solutions! (2D) AH.02 Eye of Beholder; Maps, Hints... AH.03 Chaos, D. Master; Maps, Hints.. FONTS AF.01 Cosmopolitan; Rangers. Peignet, Avant Guard. Aldous. Celtic etc AF.02 Fancy; Hollywood. Park Avenue, Broadway. Camelot, Courier, Ham.. AF.03 Publishers; Helvetica. Akashi.
Andover. Bookman, Boxie, Times... AF.04 Various; Unusual. Videolonts. Large 8 Small fonts. . Utilities AD.01 Walker 1; Classic animation (Mb) AD.02 Walker 2; Classic animation (Mb) AD.04 Probe Sequence; Award winner!
AD.18' Puggs in Space; Funny cartoon!
AD.21' Busy Bee; Sculpt 3D anim. (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 Budbraln Demo 2; A Classic!
AD.53' Iraq demo; Saddam and John Major!
AD.54 Simpsons; Digitised: Do the Bartman plus great Bart slideshow!
AD.56 Phenomena Megademo, Trip 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-2D) AD.63 Batman, Terminal 8 late night; Three great Eric Shwartz anims. (Mb) AD.64 Shuttlecock; E. Shwartz. (Mb) AD.65 Stealthy Animations; 3 great Eric 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! (20) AD.85 Mars Flight; Excellentl (Mb) AD.88 Alpha Omega; Stunning animated Ray Traced Fractals! GET THIS!
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AC.18 Seasonal, Occasions etc. AC.19 Business, Cars. Sport Trade AC.20 Art Deco, Headings. Herbs... SND.01 Soundtracker; Music creation SND.02 Soundtracker 4; alternative version . Instruments disk (2 disks) SND.05 Soundtracker 8 Track; Superb' SND.06 Nolsetracker; Enhanced version.
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To 8 disks with 100's of files' STI.08 (Buy one or al! 8 tor £7 99) STS.01 Soundtracker Samples.
STS.02 More Soundtracker Samples 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 ?)
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German. Elements etc. (2D) (11*) AE.07 Educational graphics; Technical illustrations, Needs Dxe Paint! (9.)
AE.08 Kids Paint; Art program. (5*) DEJA VU LICENSEWARE Only £3.50 each!
LPD 01 Colouring Book; Fun lor kids.
02 Arc Angel Maths; Educational tun.
05 Jungle Bungle; Adventure. (Mb) 08 Work 8 Play; 3 Educational games for children. Very Good! (Mb) 10 Word Factory; Educational tun.
17 Dogtight 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 I); 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; tor most pnnters.
53 Magpies Clip Art 3; Lots ot pics 54 Magpies Clip Art 4; 169 pictures 55 Spritex; Excellent Sprite Editor 59 Prehistoric Fun Pack; Fun School type games collection... (Mb) 60 Techno Snail; Original Arcade tun.
61 Final Chapter; Original 3D game.
62 Revolution; Great Platform game.
64 Rescue 2; Another great 30 game.
67 CVADonia; Devious puzzling . (Mb) 68 Virus Buster 2.1; Virus killer!
69 Magical Mix Up; Jigsaw fun.
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PU005 AMATEUR RADIO 1 Some programs of .merest to the radio ham'.
NGA DEMO SUPERB MUSIC « GRAPHICS Yf SOUND OF SILENTS AGATRON • THE BEST AME IN ANIMATIONS I 9AGONS LAIR • SOME IMPRESSIVE DEMOS PU083 MORSE P k radio hams NYONE FOR A GAME OF SUPER TWINTRIS ?
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VIED MUSIC EDITOR - ONE OF THE BEST I u some effects mat are possible wrth PA001 AEGIS AMMATIONS 3 arwns. Juggler Plane A Martyn .
PA028 AGATRON AMMS S great shon looped anunabons'.
PA029 APPLECUS ANBIATlON Great arum of an abacus iappMcus77).
PA030 BAD BIRD ANIMATION Not too bad thc$ one .
PA03t BASKETBALL A basketball player shootmg a btf mo the ne« tu PAC32 BONGO ANRIATKJN Ammabon of a man play g me bongo drums PA033 BUSY BEE Cute arumabon of a treaky bee almost looks woodM PA034 CLOTHES PEG Bouncing clothes pegs and more Not bad IM T77V IMPRESSIVE STUFF ON REAL 3D PG010ASI3 Meoaball A Dnp'Superb breakout game A plattorm game.
PG011 ASI 4 Jump*. Gomoiu. Cracker. Jumpy. Turbo duel A Klondike' .
PG012ASI5 Rato.Golooly A Retalator 3 shoot em ups .
PG013 ASI6 Downhill challenge. Pecman 87 Uru Llamas & Wellim PG014 ASI 7 Destination Moonbase. Trtx. Might worts & Clauds runner PG015 ASI 8 Air act B. Mball. Number FumWer & Snakepit! .
PG016 ASI 9 Battle pong & Blizzard • Two absolute great games t PG017 AS110 Escape, Pipeline. Pickout A Sys!
PG018 AS111 Dad. Connei, Towers ol Hanoi. Reversi A Trippan* PG019 AS112 Llamatron. Car, Powerpong A X F 11 PG020 AS113 Ball.Asterolds.Twlnrls,Block It.SquamWe A Amlgatration PG021 AT)C ATAC A conversion of the okd classic Spectrum game • PG022 AWESOME PREVIEW Fantastic preview ol a great game!
PG023 BATTLEFORCE A strategy war game similar to Mechforce PG024 BLACKJACK A really good version ol the game! .
PG025 BUCK ROGERS A nrfty litle shootemup horn the C-64 days ' PG026 CASTLE OF DOOM An eesy graph* adventure game'.
PG027 CHINESE CHECKERS Computer version ol the popular board game • PG028 COLOSSUS A WORLD Two very good adventures trom Software dobbery.
PG029 CROSSWORD COMPILER N*e program lor maiung crosswords’ • PG031 DARKSTAFF A spectrum emuialed ten adventure game • PG032 DRAGONS CAVE greet Dungeons game, n*e graph**'.
PG034 ETERNAL ROME A DOMWOES 2 ruce games on this disk .
PG035 ENSKJNU MAZE Nee Hftte mate game allows 4 v«ws ol mare at once PG036 FLASHB«R Over 200 levels m thn bouiderdash type game PG037 FRANTIC FREOWE Classe pUftorm type tun with good muse PG038 GALACTIC FOOO FIGHT Fight through ice cream cones fruit etc .
PG045 GROWTH Brilliant game where you must shoot the brain! .
PG046 HACK Great teit adventure In the mtocom style! .
PG047 HOLLYWOOD TRIVIA Nice trivia game with lots ol Questions'.
PG048 HOLY GRAIL A ruce teit adventure, one ol the best.
PG049 JETMAN remember the old game jetpac ? Well here n is ! Mega' PG051 KILLER CARS A great car game with tilled vector graphics!.
PG052 LAMER GAME Similar to operation woft shoot em up. * PG056 LASERZONE Great old 84 class* shoot em up!
PG057 LEAPING LARRY Simple platform game done m Amos PG058 LETTRIX Nee puzzle games s-ndar to Tetns!
PG059 LORE OF CONQUEST Eieflent space trading game DAO style' PG060 MARBLE SLOE Puzzle game. Bu«d ehdes up' PG061 MASTER OF THE TOWN Shoot the signposts m th.s game PG062 MENTAL IMAGE PACK 3 great games Gndrunner Invaders A Reboirt .
PG063 MORJA Teit adventure based around Dungeons A Oragons theme' PG084 NAPOLEOMC WAR SMULATOR A nice strategy type game' PG065 NESTOR CARO GAME Another card game, looks qmte good' • PG06667 NETHACK Dungeon A Dragon adventure style game very popular' (?)
PG068 NO MANS LAND Hi tech war games shoot em up .
PG069 NU GAME Shoot em up wrth good graphics quite ddhcult!
PG070 PETERS QUEST Rescue the madden m this tun ptattorm game • ly aircraft In this Beachead done • e before you reh PG073 RAPHAELS REVENGE A turtles game done in SEUCK' .
PG109 TOMCAT Nice vertical scrolling shoot em up! .
PG110 SUPER SKODA CHALLENGE Nice new car racegame!.
PG111 MIDNIGHT THIEF A nice teit adventure game’ PG112 ULTIMATE CARO GAMES Cnbbage.Hearts.Bluemoon.Patience A Solitaire' PG113 WASTELANDS Superb 3d vector game, you must get this. BnlLant'.
PG114 CHINA SHOP Great bull m china shop game, smash everythmg m sohf PG11S119 NEXT GENERATION TRIVIA 5 disk game wflh loads of questions1 (5).
PG120 MBSION X Shoot em up game Very good graphics .
PG121 A500. GAMES PACK 21 games to run on the A500.
PG123 LEMMMGOfOS Great game. Matt the Aslerords (tommmgoids?)
PG124 TOTAL WAR great new -Rah’ type game, ok on Plus!.
Pgt 25 CARO SHARP 5 tab card games. Klondyta. Oemon. Castle etc!.
PG126 SKYRYER Superb Wwl shoot em up. Great graprtcs'.
PG127 AIRMANM Super platform game trom Addware . Chance to wm pnzes'.
PG 128 CHEAT WORKS Tremendous amount of cheats on ins d«sk. Very good' PG129 PUGGLES Bmkam O'Ben style game ! Get it While you can • PG074 RETURN TO EARTH Elite type apace trading game!.
PG076 SEVEN TILES Superb tuturesports speetbaU 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 n Follow up to the above game .
PG082 SIMPSONS GAME VertcaMy scrolling shoot em up done in SEUCK! .
PG085 STARFLEET Nice little game done in SEUCK! .
PG08687 STAR TREK The US vervon by Jim Barber very good (?)
PG068 STAR TREK NEXT GENERATION Strategy game runs m Hires img .
PG089 STAR TREK THE SHOOT EM UP Ye* a S£ IKK verson of game .
PG090 SUBCULTURE Playable 1st level of a good shoot em up’ .
PG092 SW1V OEMO Superb demo of an eieaant shoot em up' PE0015 EDUCATION SET Science. Geography A more Superb! (11.) (5).
PE006 KIDSPAINT Superb talking colouring book lor the very young!.
PE0078 LEARN A PLAY 2 disks of educational programs, under 10s * PE009 STORYLAND 2 Brilliant kids game, save toyiand from the witch!!.
PE010 TOTAL CONCEPTS ASTRONOMY Fab interactive book on a disk. Get II!
PE011 TOTAL CONCEPTS DINOSAURS Learn about the dinosaurs, fantastic’.
PE012 MR MEN STORIES Eicettent lor children teaming to read .
PE013 SIMON A SPACE MATHS Talking maths program tor kids .
PE014 SPANISH. FRENCH GERMAN TUTOR Translates all languages .
PE015 TREASURE SEARCH Help the pirate find that treasure! • For more eicettent educational software see the OeJa Vu bsbng PG100 THE JAR Very me* Mile jump A run game PG101 THE INSIDERS CLUB Stocks A shares game see how tar you get PG102 WATERMINES N*e bodderdash t PG103 WET BEAVER GAMES Verson of PG104 WONDERSOFT GAMES Go(1. Con*. If PG105 WtZZYS QUEST A very good arcade adventure game trom Germany.
PG0C3 AIR WARRIOR This it • IkgM tanutMor program • PG004S ALL NEW STAR TREK Gr* own* from Tobas Rchter! (?) • PG006 ANTEP A SLOT CARS A graphcei roN pitying game A a car game .
PG007 AplDYA Bntfcant demo ofa gr* new gama Getit !
PG009ASI2 Galacton.
PG106 YELP Nice little painter type game'.
PG107 ZEUS A very good A popular block puzzle game • PG108 ASH4 New Pack. China Challenge II A Amiga Columns!
BUSINESS SOFTWARE PG001 7 ADVENTURE SOLUTIONS 2 daks tul Of ad* EDUCATIONAL P6001 AMKASH Brand new b GAMES u retire at 65 PU092 PENOLE UTILITIES 5 Another great compact by the Red Oev« PU093 PENOLE UTILITIES 6 includes copers and more M*bes PU094 PENOLE UTAJTKS 7 A very popular ulWtycoflecten Try*' PU095 PRINTER DRIVER GENERATOR Devgn ycv own pr*rte driver h t« PU096 PRWTER DRIVER UTKITtES Vanous non-standard pr«Mr drrvers PU097 PRWT STUOfO Vi 25 Great utility tor accutaie pnmout o' ocilnt.
PU101 OUKKBENCH Another ahemative workbench system ceve- PU102 RAZOR 1911 Graph** nppers. Virus Mlers. Ehsksai. Ooweroackar I PU108 R01 A simple 3D drawing package tor you- Amiga Very poputa' • Put09 SCOPE 114 structured clipart tor deskop publishing etc’ Ppage et PuitO SCOPE 115 Structured chpan tor use m ProtessK na page ETC .
PU111 SID VI.6 Newest version ot the easy to use CLI utility Essential ’ Put 12 3 SOMETHING FOR NOTHING 2 disk set M ot video utils, lonts flc.(2) Put 14 SOZOBAN C Another very popular C envloroment. Similar lo North C PU115 ST EMULATOR Run Atari ST software on your Amiga Needs 2 drives.
Put 16 SUPER C' DISK As near to a hard drive as mere mortals get' PUH7 SUPERKILLERS Kills 190 viruses. This is ESSENTIAL to your collection!.
PU118 SUPER WORKBENCH Yet another alternative workbench disk' Put2! 2 TV GRAPHICS Superb Dpamt backdrops and some great lonts. (2).
Put24 ULTIMATE KON Df» Contams Iconmeisterjconlab.lconmaster & icons .
Put25 ULTRAPAINT v3 A nee pamt package for IFF p*lures'.
PU126 UTIIT1ES COLLECTION Another great collect*n of ut.litws about 100' PU127UTKT1ES DtSK 1 Another one for the collection About 60 or more Put28 VECTOR DESIGNER A very comprehensive but dff ufi to use proggy PU12930 VtOEO APPLKATIONS (2) Programs tor use with genlocks A videos' .
PU132 3 W1N00WS8ENCH A WrxJows 3 Workbench: ookaUe very n*e (2) IPU134 WORKBENCH HACKS Disk ful of amusmg workbench hacks' PU136ZX SPECTRUM EMUUTOR Latest vers*n now wrth sound too'.
Pui38 LAST HOPE Priceless when you ve just erased a valuable to*'.
PU139 GRAPHKS CONVERTERS Convert graphics tormat PC (bsks elC Put 40 LITTLE BENCH At last a Me copwr «c lor A500. (Dos 2 ONLY)' .
PU141 7 TAROTI Leam about your *t*-s wrth th.» program, on 2 daks’ • Put 43 OPTK T1LS 1 Dak crammed with superb utlWtws' .
Put44 OPTIUT1LS 2 A second dak full of utttttes!.
PU145 OPTKOMMS t ConUins Ncomm 1.921 Lharca. Zoo Arc efc with docs!.
PU147 BEATRIX POTTER Clmart convened from the PC Lovely .
PU149 ELECTRONK PROTOTYPER Demo ver*K n 0t a -Veroboard" designer!.
PU150 FOOTBALL LEAGUE EDITOR Update league positions of your fave team' PU151 BROTMERMOOO UTILS 1 Dcopy Boot menu.Scenery Oed (DOS? ONLY!).
Put 5266 CLIPART SET A IS dak set of alt the best available in one sef!.
PU167 MULTI-PLOT Eicellent data plotting program • latest Vernon PUI68 RAY-DANCE Brilliant preview of an incredible fractal ray tracer PU041 43 DESKBENCH N*e alternative workbench Icons • bases PU045 DIRECT ACTION A useful Utility for editing animalion sequences PU046 DISKMASTER 3.0 Cll Utility program, copy hies, delete, format disks PU047 DOPE INTROMAKER Make your own .ntros with this utility PU048 OYNAMITE FONT fl Another popular disk Stacks ot IFF tontscreens PU049 DYNAMITE FONTS Eieftent fonts d«sk for use o Dpa.nl etc PU055 ELECTROCAD PREVIEW If your e into Ctfcurt des n try this now
V1.4! .
PU056 EXILE FONTS More of theses superb tontscreens For use with Dpamt .
PU058 FONTS AND RAM MANAGER Lott of fonts plus a software ram switch ' PU059 FONTS & SURFACES Lots of useful fonts Mushes etc tor use m Dpomf.
Ready good’ graph***, orientated programs .
PU063HAMLAB Convert VGA PC pctvaes 10 Am a ham mode with this ubMy • PU064HARDORIVEUT1LS Some good ubbbes for hard dnve owners .
PU065 KONMAMA Loads of programs for icon creation A many cons' • PU066 ICONS This disk is rust crammed with useful A vanad ons .
PU067 MPLOOER V4JJ Very good crunching program, very efficient'.
PU068 INTERFERON PRO Create protecbon bootWocks agamst virum PU069 JAZZBENCH A area! Ahematrve workbench much preferred by many!
Laiest ver$ *on of anoiher superb comms package* • PB009 FLEXYBASE DATABASE a s pie to use database for the bec.nner J_ P8010 JOURNAL A race program designed to keep track on your finances P8011 MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS PROGRAMS Geobm*. Grocery lat. Cat PB012 06ASE Database program, simple to use with ful search factory PB0U OCO A met easy to use ten editor program 1 Load. Save, print.
PB014 RiM OATABASE Very comprehensive rHatonai database system PB015 TEXTPLUS V3 00 One of the best wordprocessors me Anwgaspe* .
PB016 UEDfT LATEST RELEASE 'Word processing shareware program .
1 PBOt 7 VtSKALC SPREADSHEET Simp* to use spreadsheet program based • PB018 WORD WRITE WORDPROCESSOR Comprehensive wordprcessor.spehar PB019 600 BUSINESS LETTERS contracts, letters allsorts mchided'.
PB020 TEXT ENGINE 3 0 New version ' Superb quality wordpro Get (1! .
PB021 AMIBASE PROFESSIONAL Now PO!!! Powerful easy to use Database .
PU022 BBASE IIA last & easy to use database program !
PU023 FORMS REALLY UNLIMITED Eicellent form generation progtam .
Fuflofgraph.es convertors e«c i PUOf 3 ASI BOOT UTHITIES Loads of bootMock ubkbM on here .
PU01S BKRYTHMS STARCHART Check your Boehms A Eiamme the rught.
PU017 20 C MANUAL ¦ (4) New and better' Versron 2 now comes on 4 disks'.
PU021 C-UGHT RAY TRACER A commercial ray traang package Now PO .
PU022 CHEMESTHEDCS Chenwstry program tor molecule d play HC .
PU023 CHET SOLACE UTHS 26 utflfbes on tho d«k PU025 32 CLIPART 8 (fcsks crammed full of some of the best chpart around’.
PU036 CURSER BASK COMPILER Just what you need to speed up base progr.
PU037 DKOPY One of the best PD copy utilities available easy to use .
PU038 DARKSTAR UTILfTES 3 A disk full of assorted useful uMNttts PU071 JR COMM 1 02 1 PU072 KEFRENS METAL LION UTILITIES Great utH disk full Qflpnll III M PU073 76 KING JAMES BIBLE Old testament A New testament A IfH reader (4).
PU077 LANGUAGES DtSK All you ever needed ' Forth. Modula 2. X-Usp Logo.
PU078 M-CAO Computer aided design package uses hi res mode Good iM.
PU079 MACVIEW.DRAW.ROTATE Collection of three unusual oroorams Good’ PU080 MESSY SID Easy to use PC ¦ Amiga file tianstff progiam. 6 PB006 BUSINESS CARO MAKER Make your own with this useful utiltty .
PB007 CLERK Another program simitar to Journal, manages your bank ecJ 1 PB008 DTP PUBLISHER From Germany. English translation now available.
PU082 MOBED A very useful program for editing sprites and bobs !• PROGRAMS Disk full of Morse code programs for radK PU0B4 MYSTIX HARDWARE MOOS Documents disk for hardware modifications PU066 7 NORTH C 13 (2) A two disk unpacked version of above program • PU068 NORTH C t .3 (Packed) The complete C compiler by Steve Hewtm UTILITIES & SERIOUS PU005 AMATEUR RADIO 1 Some programs PU006 ANIMATED POINTER PACK Disk fufl ANIMATIONS
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PAG3S COOL COUGAR A cartoon style arum, was me story of cool Cougar IM .
PAC36 CXI SPACESUP A cod acutpt 40 im of a trtp ordrng a globe .
PA037 DART AJMflATKW Good arwweon of a dan pessmg through an egg' PAC38 ORAGONS LAJR TME WARP AhMtfion of me cartoon game IM .
PAC09 ERK-S AMY VS WALKER Cult A Smyf») Souwrel Chas*r« Wmker 1 5M PAMDEFBC-S BATMAN Aar* an**on toMunng bMnwi and the F*».1M. PAD4I ERK S COTOTE 2 ma one* a cortarcoyo* up to ths tncts 3M PAM2 ERK-S COYOTE STRKES BACK Not loo good tha bme but popular tmg PaitJ ERK-S MORE AEROTOOMS More humorous cartoon capers Gr* 1M?
PA 44 ERC-S SH TTIECOCK TwoSpaceS PAM5EFBC-S STEALTHY I The Mo-29 and S PAM6 FRA*LYN THE FLY Gr* an« Of a dn w VW Me of a houwffy' Pau47 GHOSTBUSTER AMMATION Amn on the popular ghostbusters them PAD46 GYMNAST AMMATKM Ammabon of a gytnn* swmgmg on t*s 1M PAD49 HAPPY AMMATIONS HappyMan Tre rog. Wtndoerman i PA050 HIG»4AND€R SWORO AmiUTlON Arum of I Scotsman dmcmg PAOS2 LAUREL ANO HARDY BrazzM Aouns. Select your Nm from the videos 1M PA0534 LIGHT CYCLES (2) Huge ammabon from me Tron film Fab. Img'.
, PA055 LUXO TEENAGER Father A ton lamp ammabon. Eicellent IM .
PA056 MAGKiAN I ma ones a bn better, more glossitr mis bme round.iM. PA057 MAGKUN S-mlar to the juggler amm. But not qurte as glossy IM .
1 PAOS8 MMER A imner truck toertng coo* Mo a buggy to be taken away 1M PAOS9 MR POTATO HEAD Watch the potato man m cabaret! .
PA060 NEWTONS CRADLE ray traced ammabon. Plus F-19 and Rodung chair .
PA061 PHARQAH AMMATtQN An ammabon of a rharoan kmgs mask. .
PA062 PIANO AMMATION Ttot« an ammabon of a cartoony p«no'.
PA084 PR06E SEQUENCE Probe mvesboaieeMe forms on dotant planef 1M .
PA06568 REAL 30 t.Suparb demo of eftocts posstoie with R* 30.1mg'. PA069 REAL T «NG HORSES d*o of me ammabon package tor deluxe peM .
PA070 SHUTTLECOCK AMUTION 2 ahumae pMymg wrm a satefMe' PACTt T € BOWGS Gr* anm of 2 Zebedee characters on spmgs't 5M ON.
PAD72 TX JUGGLER me old cte*c anenabon met so* 10»S ofAnwga s'.
PAC73 TX KMGHT DEMO Anmtabon of a kn nt cbmbmg out of a book IM • PAC74T € WALKER DEMO HahcopMranacuig me waMer Film style tM.
PA075 THE WALKER DEMO ¦ WakerAttackmg me A2000 Not bad 1M.
PA076 UGLY «WG AMMATION The ugh mug goes tor a apm'.
PA077 mtCYCLE ANMATK3N Exeflent ammabon of a umcyde A a car!« PA078WMGS Superb auMfly rad baron tuptonevumabon VerymcetM.
PA079 ZEUS BUST AMMATKM AmmatMi of a goldan bust rotabng'.
PA079 MR POTATO HEAD 2 Anolhar gr* Chra Hfll ammabon dak'.
PA080 LEMMfNGS AMMATKM Gr* temmmgs anvnatoo Check 4 out tM PA081 BUSTER OOUGLAS Dig. Amm of Busters not so famous moments’ .
AGA61 RED LOTUS SpMimg down the road Fantastic!!
AGA02 JET FIGHTER lanrtng on a run*y. Bat* amm .
AGAC3 STAR TREK - Shuttle Ih past • Gr* • im .
AGAD4 KLMGON CRUISER Ffyvig around your armga screen • AGAOS STAR TR£K KLMGON fees torpedoes im .
AGA06 LOGO plus a gr* star wart fty by arwnebon i Meg AGAC7 STAR WARS F5GHTER domg toope SN iw .
AGA06STAR wars a gr* am a*om me mo* (CU Shorn*) AGA09 STAR WARS F T* fly by Mtoresame t« .
AGAt: STAR TREK Emerpnae m »y dock mcredde' IM .
AGA11 TRON • Tank , Deectwaior Good vectors .
AGAt: TRON AMMATKM • Not one Of the best .
AGAt3 ROBO t A nee ray traced robot wevmg tm .
AGA14 STAR TREK Wortbee A Rebant J shots- AGA15 LOTUS CAR Bwords A Jet F hier ammabont’.
AGAti STAR TREK Vanous amms Iron me star trek game. Good. .
AGA17 STAR TREK TWOK arwnabon Short but okay .
AGA16 STAR TREK • Emerpnse fly by Short amm .
AGA15 BONO AMM • Copter pha a car. Not loo amazing ! .
AGA20 Huey 2 A hekcop* leaving a landing pad Neat IM .
AGA21 ENTERPRISE DOCKMG WITH SPACE STATION - WICKED !!! IM .
AGA22 ENTERPRISE APPROCMNG Another stunning amm ! IM .
AGAZ3 FLEET MANOEVRE Stunmng ammabon. Shows off your amiga ! Im .
AGA24KUU PEN ammabon 8 Pmg pong Gr*!1m.
AGA2S THE RUN a suberb car chase img or over im • AGA2€SMPROCWNGafse* enterprise leeves dock, tm .
AGA27 BOOK OPEMNG Mce emm of a book opemng t Mo AGA2B SHUTTLE A ENTERPRRE Fabulous ammabon by Renter 1M .
AGA29 ULLEMUM FALCON The ah* bemg chaaed • ExcefleotiM AGAX HYPERSPACT ammabon A Landmg ammaton im .
AGA3t PORSCX anrni of a nsmg out of a table t mg .
AGA32 SPACE - Space prooe ffymg a*y tm .
AGA33 PROBE ammabon Bed of prey ammabon A KkmonM'1m AGA34 SPACE OFFKE • Stv trak amm a ktDe b* short .
AGA35 SPACE PROBE gr* arm of a probe zoomng oft Ira .
AGA36 BtRO OF PREY loop me loop eiceflam ammabon im .
AGA37 TOBUS GOES KNACKERS Cheek th* on out' Im .
AGA38 TOTALLY WICKED • Shuttle A Er*pnae ? MEG • BUY ONE " PO008 ANARCHY MADNESS ¦ Bobs and F.Had Vectors, superb music'.
PO009 ANARCHY SYSTEM VIOLATION Classy demo Vector Bob Gfx Cool!
PO010 ANARCHY DIGITAL INNOVATION Thee latest and best. Superb' P0011 AMMATORS MEGAOEMO A mce new megademo from the Ammators PO016 BUOBRAMI rtianous megadamo. House mus* video A more | POC18 CHAOS ROCK A tantasbcbgnt show based on fractal patterns .
PD020 CRKMCS MEGAOEMO Indudn the superb maddona demo and more!
PO021 CRIOMCS NEVERWHERE Smerfi • mm a R* world demo A Madonna POC22CMOMCS TOTAL OESTRUOON Very n*e plasma phis ludun mus* ' POOZ325 ALCATRAZ MEGAOEMO Exafltnt huge demo on 3 daks! • (3) POC26 CRUSAOERS SPACE 0ELMA Fantasbc RM* by Dr Awmoma • P0C27 CRYPTOBURNERS HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER Lomfy fWid mctor demo POCX DEAD DANCE THRASH Amazing thravmotai soundtrack A word PCS' POC32 DEVKS LA8YRMTM Gr* new damo mm some tab ehecsRGBplasma PD033 DEVKS NO REALITY Another gr* muR«art demo trom Devfls'.
POC36 E-P+C incredble prevow to a row gam* by Oc*an vectors tM PDC37 38 ERPLANO •?)»« kaitoescope pattoms on tha gr* demo'.
AGATRONANIMS POWER ANIMS PP001 2 AND LEMMNGS (2) AbaoMley bnlhant ammabon ' Get tha now !2M PP0C3 AT THE MOVIES CuN amm from Mi Schwartz teal unrig Amy squirrel 15 PPOOA 7 AUTOMATED LIGHT i4 ab batbestar gaiacbce type ananatton. 3M PP00610 BUZZED (3) Gr* ammabon of a wasp crashmg mo thtogs 3M PPOtt 12 DATMG GAME (2i Superb new demo trom Er Schwartz. Get A 35mg' PP01315 DRAGONS LAIR (3i Tmee meg power demo wrth sound effects Gr* ' PP016 GULF WAR AMM Fmdouf whet happens to Hussem'Bnk* 2mg' PPQ21 24 UUONG 4 Tobos R*Mer P PPC2S27 STATION AT KHARN (3f A'-- PP02633 l GRAOC f a PPC34 35 VAUX KALERS
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* Sup« ray traced stuft 4M PPC34 35 VAUX KALERS (?) An old but
q N good 2mg demo 2mg PPC36 37 WALKER DEMO (?) The 2 dak 2mg
*»*n of mrs dass* demo
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DEMOS PD001 AGONY DEMO BrWom graph** m tha game demo show 4 to ST owners
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ANARCHY NSPtRATKM IS NONE Demo with superb ray trace GFX
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PT022 SOUNDTRACKER A superb tour channel sequencer. Easy t PT023 SOUNDTRACKER COMPILATION Compilation of tracker typegogr d fonts!
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APD1801 APD1823 AP0190 APD229 SPECTRA 4 CHEATUSTER puzzle game 4 a fcst of chssts MUSIC ENGINE Ptay MED ST?Pmodu*es without converting them ICON BANK EofTOR Maneulaie cons in the same way as sprites POOLS PRO Program to help you M In your pools coupons PM001 100 GREATEST 64 TUNES Over 100 classic 64 tunes imortalised ! 4 PM004 ALCATRAZ THE POWER1 Excellent re-mlx of the song by Snap* PM005 ALCATRAZ MORE THAN MUSIC A superb music disk well presented.
PM007 8 9 AMAZING TUNES H (3) This ones a biggy loads ot great music 1 PM010 AMEGA PARTY WINNERS Four EXCELLENT songs that won the party .
PM011 QUEEN • THE INVISIBLE MAN Also includes a remix of ride on time PM012 AMIGADEUS CLASSICAL Superb renditions of Eln Kleiner elc. .
PM013 ANARCHY CAPTURED IMAGINATION Excellent music by 4-Mat .
PM014 BANGING RAVES Yeah ! Pump up the music, kickm remix ot house PM015 BEAST SONIX Scoopex present the music from Beast I. all tunes. • PM016 BEATLES SONIX Lots ol Beatles music done in Sonlx!.
PM017 BEATMASTER 008 STATE Cubik and more ol this type ot muse PM018 BEATMASTER I LOVE TECHNOLOGY More of the rave type music. .
PM019 BRUNO'S MUSIC80XII This Is great Jazz-Funk music ! 4 PM02021 BRUNOS MUSIC BOX III More jazzfunk style music. Get it I .
PM022 23 CLASSICAL MUSIC Great music ot Bach. Handel etc from Rob Baxter.. PM026 DEPECHE MODE MUSIC Nice soundirackered disk of their music!.
PM027 D-MOB MUSIC 3 A Great quality house music re-mlx, Really good!.
PM030 DIGITAL CONCERT 2 Thirteen minutes of music. Dodor'in the house PM031 DIGITAL CONCERT 3 Another house music re-mix Great quality • Love it PM032 DIGITAL CONCERT 4 Four songs including Got to keep on - Brilliant!! .
PM033 DIGITAL CONCERT 5 The Power. Kaos. Keep Buslln Touch Me. BrBI!.
PM034 DIGITAL CONCERT 6 Latest m the series, very good quality House music PM03536 DIGITAL DEBUSSY Excellent! Clair dc lune 4 more tracks .
PM037 39 DO THE BARTMAN (3) The Chan topping song sampled on 3 disks! * PM041 EQUAMANIAII Demo with a great dance music track and tab equalizers!
PM042 43 EVIL FORCES Brand new mega acid house demo (sweenng!x2).
PM044 45 HELLOWEEN DEMO Great screaming rock guitar demo! (2 disks) PM046 GENESIS LAND OF CONFUSION A sample of the well known track .
PM047 48 GOLDFIRE CEREBRAL DELIGHTS (2) Excellent music disk. .
PM050 JARRE DOCKLANDS The keyboard wizard, sampled on you AMIGA. .
PM052 KEFRENS JUKEBOX This ones super! Lovely music with a Juke box !.
PM053 LSD DONT PANIC Superb new music disk, exellent quality music.
PM058 MAGNETIC FIELDS CHIP FESTIVAL Crammed full of great chip music! .
PM059 MANIACS OF NOISE This is brilliant' Great stevie wonder type music! 4 PM060 MIAMI VICE REMIX Sampled music . A digitised pic! .
PM061 NEWTRONS MUSIC BOX Headbanger demo' Beats in time to music !.
PM065 PHENOMENA MUSIC DREAMS 120 wicked songs by twins .
PM066 PHENOMENA MUSIC DREAMS II Second in the ser.es More music I. PM067 POPEYE MEETS THE BEACHBOYS Great demo very tunny!.
PM069 RAZOR FACE ANOTHER DAY This is an incredible music track!!
PM070 RHAPSODY IN BLUE Great conversion ol Gershwin by Rob Baxler! 1M PM07172 SILENTS BLUES HOUSE (2) Tangerine Dream style music 4 game!.
PM073 SILENTS FULL POWER House It up music. Inc Remix ot tricky disco. .
PM074 SOUND OF SILENTS This is a must! Great atmospheric music!
PM078 TECHNOTRONIC REMIXES Pump Up the Jam and Get Up S PM079 TECHNOTROWX REMIX The songs remixed into one great track ' PM080 THE SOUNDS OF GNOME Mahoney and Kaktus music. 46 great tunes PM082a82b VIVALDI - FOUR SEASONS (2) Superb 4 Seasons by Mr Baxter! .
PM08788 HIS MASTERS NOISE Even betler than the sounds ot gnome ! 2) PM089 THE SHAMEN MOVE ANY MOUNTAIN Another great 2 dl*T» set! (2) PM09091 MOZART HORN CONCERTO'S 4 superb concerto's from H.Garmon. PM092 PIANO TUNES 9 great Protreckered tracks from Andy Chilton!.
PM093 UTAH SAINTS REMIX What can you do for me remixed by Tony HMIonf .
PM094 GUNS N ROSES Superb music demo by the rock band.
PM095 HARDCORE HI Brilliant techno dance tracks.
PM096 LED ZEPPUN Rendition of Stairway to heaven. Great!
PM097 GRAPVINE MEGAMIX Really nice music disk. Worth listening to.
PM098 ERASURE MIX Remix ot erasures lop songs.
PM10& 103 MANIC RAVES II Fantastic 4 disk music set with Simpsons anan!.
PM104 500 THINGS COMEBACK 4 great rave type tracks, very well done!.
PM 105 6 KEFRENS MEGAMIX (2)Fabulous dance munc , Amazing quality .
PD039 RLLET THE FISH Similar lo puggs, but nol quite as good. .
P0041 FRAXKOM FUTURE VISIONS Superb Aliens-type intro plus pictures .
PD044 HORIZEN SLEEPING BAG Great multipart demo with vectors, music.
POQ46 IRAQ DEMO Amusing demo ol Saddam meeting President Bush !!!
POOJ9SO KEFRENS MEGADEMO VIII Loads ot lilted vectors and music.(2) POOS1 52 KGB MEGADEMO (2) A great house music video & vector drummer PD05354 LAUREL & HARDY Good demo sings The lonesome pine song.(2j* PD055 MAGNETIC HELDS HYSTERESIS Excellent vector graphics 1 P0056 57 MAGNETIC HELDS SPACEO OUT (2) demo with great music tracks PD058 59 MAXIMUM OVERRIDE (2) Very nice lilted vector demo by TS8.
PD061 62 MONTY PYTHON (2) Brilliant demo leaturmg lumberjack song *!
PD063 MONTY PYTHON NUDGE NUDGE Another amusing sketch ! (2) PD064 NEWTEK DEMO 3 exellent demo,take your machine to the UmH!(2).
P0064 NOT THE NINE 0 CLOCK NEWS Amusing sketches on these disks (2) • PD066 PHENOMENA ECES A very good demo with light sourced vectors ! * PD067 PHENOMENA INTERSPACE Is time Linear ? Get this to find out!
PD066 PHENOMENA ENIGMA Absolutely brilliant, one ol the greatest.
PD069 PHENOMENA JOYRIOE Another absolute corker ol a demo!
PD07075 PINK FLOYD THE WALL (6) Yeah! A huge demo based on film !
PD076 PLASMUTEX Klckin SoulliSoul muse beats & wild copper plasma!.
PD077 PMC ALPHA OMEGA An absolutely superb liiled vector demo. .
PD078 PUGGS IN SPACE A classic demo, the kids will love it.
PD079 PRISONER DEMO Remember the old 60s series? Heres the demo!* PD080 PULLING THE TRIGGER Well laid out set ol demos • PD085 REBELS MEGADEMO H An old classic blast trom Ihe past'.
PD086 REBELS COMA This one is a classic ! The best Acid video on Amiga PD087 REBELS SNAP A nice demo with spooky style music track. Great PD088 REBELS TRIPLE TROUBLE Some brilliant plasma effects here! * PD09091 REO SECTOR MEGADEMO (2) SUM stood the test ol time, good .
PD093 SCOOPEX CHROMIUM Superb demo with great graphics and music .
P0094 SCOOPEX MENTAL HANGOVER One ol the best demos ol all time. ?
PD114 VECTRA SINKING DEMAND Really good Irlled vector demo PD116 WITH VECTORS TO HEAVEN New demo just in. Check it out! 4 PD117 WRATH OF THE DEMON DEMO Another to show oft the machines gfx.
PDI19 REBELS OUTLAND Latest demo trom a prolific outfit! Excellent PD120 KEFRENS GUARDIAN DRAGON A very nice new demo trom Ketrens!
PD121 DIVINA TECHNO FRIGHT Vectors In tronl ol Ham pics? Good! 4 PD122 AC DC MONEY TALKS Amusing animated cartoon of Angus & co!.
PD123 ITALIAN BAD BOYS MANGAD Japanese style cartoons & techno music' PD124 ANDROMEDA DECAYING PARADISE Very good vector demo 6 music!.
PD125 RAY OF HOPE 2 Great megademo. Good music & graphics!
PD126 LEROY 1 Great pack Inc. Substance, Shining vector. 4 more! 4 PD127 BASS SUBLIMINAL VISION Very heavy rave music 6 graphics' Pdt 28 DIVINE INSPIRATION New music disk by Gotdtire. Very good PD129 RAZOR 1911 VOYAGE Another great party winner demo Super eflects!
PD13B34 ALCATRAZ ODDESSY Awesome 5 disk space extravaganza ! Brill I (5) PD13S6 CRIOMCS HARDWIRED Fab space anim with superb eflects 6 music (2 PD137 ANGELS EVOLUTION DEMO Great psychedelic vectors 4 more!
PD138 ANARCHY SEEING IS BELIEVING Brilliant demo with exellent music" P0139 TRACKERS POWER 4 AGONY DEMO Some unusual Vector effects! 4 PD140 CELSIUS 23 MORE VECTORS A Terminator intro * hundreds of vectors! .
POIOI SIMPSONS EQUINOX Remix ol the song A pics of our lave Bart'.
POI03 4 ST PEPPERS LONELY HEARTS 60s syle demo trom Brazzle 2).
PO105 TECHNOFLIGHT MEGADEMO Not a bad little megademo.
PD106 TECHNOFRIGHT A spooky demo with good music & eflects!
PD108 TOMSOFT TRIP TO MARS Very good 3D tilled vector trip to mars PO109 TOMSOFT VIRTUAL WORLDS An absolute Epic ! Best demo ol the MUSIC DISKS PS043 44 JOE SS Some Excellent examples ol graphics on the amiga PS045 KELLY SS Some excellent quality HAM pictures. 4 PS046 KIM WILDE SS Lots of pics but mainly In black 4 white. • PS047 48 MADONNA S S Lots of pictures but needs 1 mg 4 2 drives (2) PS049 50 MADONNA DfCK TRACY SLIDE Quite nice SS. (2) PS052 NAGEL PICTURES Hiresjnclures of girts, very arty. 4 PS053 NAPALM DEATH SLIDE nils one is tor over the top moshers only!.
PS054 55 NASA SLIDES 142 Picture ot the space shuttle, earth 4 more PS056 NEWTEK DYNAMIC HAM A S S ot Newteks new 640x512 4096 colors .
PS057 NEXT PtXILIUM Very nice pictures all done in Dpaint plus some music.
PS058 NIGHTBREED Yukky SS from the film. Music suds the piclures !* PS059 60 NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET SS great tor all Ireddy fans (2) 4 PS062 NW DYNAMIC HAM More trom 1he Nik Williams series.Superb quality. .
PS063 PENTAGON 4 DRIFTERS Very high quality Hi-res BW fantasy pictures.
PS064 PHOTUONTAGE IS S on various subjects very nicely done. 4 PS065 PHOTOMONTAGE II Another great slide ol various subjects .
PS066 POP STAR PICS Piccies of Mel 4 Kim, Madonna. Curiosity 4 PSB .
PS067 RICK PARK S ART Dpaint style pictures all done in HI Resolution. .
PS068 ROGER DEAN D Hised pictures by the artist all in HAM mode. Good.4 nusicti ham. 4 PS072 SUPER HAM CARS Superbly digitised SS in Interlaced HAM. Mega!* PS073 SUN CONNECTION SLIDE Great ray traced pictures on this disk. .
PS075 TOTAL RECALL Music and pictures from the Amie s Sci fl film. Great!* PS07677 TERMINATOR II SLIDE Great slide ot a great tarn! * PS081 WATERSHIP DOWN Cute side of those rabbits, great tor the kids.. PS082 83 WRESTLE MANIA (2) Collection ot picture and animations. Good!
PS084 WWF WRESTLERS Pictures ol Hulk Hogan and the rest of 'Em. Great!.
PS085 YABBADABBA DOO Hey Hey Hey its the fllntslones ! Wilma, fred ..... PS086 SONIC DYNAMIC HIRES 5 Superb 4096 colour pics on this disk! .
PS067 ALTERED DECEPTIONS Superb disk of pictures trom Chris Hill! .
PSQ88 EVOLUTION SLIDE Pics from one celled itte to humanity??.
PS089 RAINBOW SLIDES Zippy 4 Bungle 4 the f PS090 FRACTALGEN Great fractal landscapes 4 PT001 ALGORITHMS Midi program lor synthetic music creation.
PT002 ART OF MED Disk full of Med music scores.. PT003 Asi AUDIO MAGIC Collection ot soundtrackers and ripping progs!
PT004 ASI AUDIO MAGIC 2 Latest collection of soundtracker programs!
PT005 CASIO CZ EDITOR Superb program . 250 patches tor Casio CZ series. .
PT006 DELUXE MUSIC DATA Some scores need midi synths (Deluxe music) PT007 FUTURE COMPOSER A chip munc sequencer Complex lo use. But good PT008 GAMES MUSIC CREATOR A music sequencer, simitar to soundtracker.
PT009 IFF SAMPLES Great samples taken from the Kawai 1 digital synth!
PT010 JAMCRACKER Four channel chip music sequencer. Handles samples PT013 MED 3.2 Very latest version ot this superb sequencer. Great! * PT014 MED MUSIC DISK Some nice med music on this disk .
PT015 MIDI DISK Contains lots of useful midi programs for synth owners * PT016 NOISETRACKER Music sequencer used by the pros. Stacks of I unci ions PT017 NOISETRACKER-EXECUTEABLE Convert modules to executeables PS027 DR WHO SS Plccies of Dr Who and d PS028 FENN TAST1C VOL 1 Picture show of Twin peaks star Sheryln Fenn. 4 PS029 FORBIDDEN PLANET Nice slide with story teit of cult 50s Sci fl (2) 4 PS030 FRAXION FUTURE VISION Great fantasy SS. Fab tor lo res. 4 PS031 GARFIELD Digitised SS of the cartoon hero by Jim davis.. PS032 GENOCIDE great fantasy slide with unusual lades 4 wipes 4 soundtrack.
PS033 GERMAN RAY TRACE High quality ray traced pics by a german artist. 4 PS034 GRUSEL SLIDE Eerie fantasy slide from Germany, unusual. 4 PS035 HARRY ENFIELD SS A SS 0! Harry Enfield 4 Smith 4 Jones.
PS03637 38 HEROIC DREAMS SS 1 • 3 Digitised fantasy art. Excelienl! 4 PS039 INVISIBLE WORLD Not one tor people scared of creepy crawlies! .
PS040 IRON MAIDEN SS Digitised pics of Iron maiden 4 more! 4 PS041 42 JIMl HENDRIX SS Great plcshow ot the 60s rock legend! (2) 4 PS007 AGATRON 12 Some more great pictures on this new disk. 4 PS008 AIRCRAFT SLIDE Lots ot pictures ot fighter aircraft 4 PS009 ASTRONOMY SLIDE Nice pics of constellations, galaxies nebulae etc! 4 PS011 12 BORIS VAJEUO (2) Pictures digitised from works by the Artist. 4 PSQ13 BORN TO BE FREE Picture ot wild animals this time. Very good quality4 PS01415 BUTTERFLIES (2) High quality slldshow ol butterflies, by WS ?
PS016 C64 ART Lots of picture screens from the good old Commodore 64.
PS017 CHAINS AW SLIPPERS This one is Great, the pictures are naff but Mad!.
PS019 COLOURCYCLES A slide of colour cycled pictures. Very Impressive. .
PSC20 CREEP SHOW Iron maiden type pics. Eddie and more Nol music too. 4 PS021 DARKLORD S S Lots ol pictures in the Darktords style '5 from C-Dr well known g PAIR IT Match the cards to make a pair,easy to p . PICK UP A PUZZLE Solve (igsaw puzzles.3 d r , CROSSFIRE Nice game, keep the kids occupied lor ages 8ALLOONACY Good version ot the classic Bomber game.
THE WOODEN BALL A shareware game imb FAMILY HISTORY DATABASE Nice geneoiogy program Imb.
TILE TRIAL Sliding tile puzzle to solve within a time limit DEMOLITION MISSION Another version ot popular bomber game.Imb DATABASE MASTER V2.0 Nice database program, needs imb . DUNGEON DELVER Roam round mazes collect keys etc (2 disks) . PIXIE KINGDOM Another good exploration game on 2 disks BLACKBELT Chop the blocks in this martial ads game AMOS MULTIPAINT Another Amos paint program!
PS001ADDAMS FAMILY The Addams family staned when Unde Fester... 4 PS002 ADVANCE HAM A collection ot brilliant digitised piclures with music 4 PS003 AGATRON 5 Some superb HAM pictures, created by Tobias Richter. 4 PS004 AGATRON 6 Incredible 4096 color ray traced SS. Get this one! 4 MUSIC UTILITIES & MIDI SLIDESHOWS ring f
1. New editor to use irmas own games y to play imb 3 difficulty
le PM1078 PIC MEGA MUSIC VOL1 A large selection ol popular
tunes, good!(2).
PM10910 PfC MEGA MUSIC VOL2 A huge selection ot good tunes!(2l.
PM11011 PIC MEGA MUSIC VOL3 And yet another great selection!(2).
TECHOMANIAII Eight essential hardcore tunes tor the ravers out there .
AMOS PUBLIC DOMAIN 80 BEAST SAMPLES Lovely panflute sounds trom Beast B 8 ST-90-93 SAMPLES DISKS Studio quality samples. Excell Mua YAMAHA DX7 VOICE FILER Program for DX7 series synf PT030 YAMAHA DX7 VOICE SORTER For the above program.
PT03123 ST-87 - 89 3 disk full ol great samples!.
PT034 5 ST-97 4 98 2 more great disks full ot samples!.
STOP PRESS the very young, helps to teach safety at home ARC ANGEL SHAPES Make pctures trom a variety of shapes REVERSI ¦ New enproved version of Reversi DOGFIGHT I Up 10 m 8 pleyer shootemup game. Greet!
TOUCHSTONES An tstado type game played with Wes X-JT-50 Shoot objects across the screen WORDY A basic Amoswar* wordprocessor program, quite good OtANGO Greet qua game m which you p' “' LC10 FONTS New fonts for your Stv L ESP CoAect the letters ESP THE MSSK3N A greet text advenhr* written m Hiaoft basic CYAO CoAect the diamonds in tms puzzle game FLOWER POWER grow flowers before bugs munch them eway.
BUOOBASE Simple to use database with tutorial BIG TOP FUN 4 greet educabonei games tor younger children SHYMER Nursery rhyme adventure game lor young or old.
CU PRMfTER DUMP Prmts a scraen dump of the screen display HARO DRIVE MENU SYSTEM Has menu of over 3.800 Hems.
CREATIVE ADVENTURE TOOLKIT Produce stand alone adventures INVOICE PrtfTER CAAck production ol nvotces on paper T-TECORAW Technical drawing program with print facilities FRACGENI Greet fractal program generator ROCKET MATHS Help chAdren m maths with tma game AMOS ART Contams lots of tonts.bobs.spntes 4 scenery blocks MAGIC FOREST I Greet saleways scrolling platform game SPRITE BANK EDITOR Makes spntas reeAy easy to use F«SCUE A 3D adventure game done with 30 construction set
• X-STTTCH Pnrt out pcs tor embroidenng. With documents LAZERZONE
Shoot me aliens m this adrkove shootemup FORMULA ONE CHALLENGE
Strategy road racmg game V.Good ¦ MUSIC BOX A music program for
children of 7 upwards DtRTY CASH Our most popular game ! Fruit
machine simulator MARVTN THE MARTIAN Find your gwltnend m this
maze game MAGICAL YOUNG ARTIST Contama » stencrts to colour in!
LC24200 FONTS InstaAs fonts tor Star aeries printers!
SPRITE* VI32 New sprite editor, superior to original e CTEXT VI .23 and t .3 tor programmers, use icon bank b KJOCAES CLIPART Another nice dipert tfcsk!
1 LOCKS KEYS 4 ENEM&S fkmchbeck game ! BrilUant. Just get It!
. THE PREHBTOftC FUN PACK Four dmasour games lor kids . TECHNO SNAA. Fire sMrw af the enenues • Greet ptaform tun !
¦ THE F*UL CHAPTER 30 graphcs adventure. Very good !
OLUTON Four pleyer game get to the top of the Screen 1st!
WI.BERTS WtNTER WONdERL*5lD ExceAent ptatform game - Get A !
WAR OF THE FOUR A S GRANO PROt SMULATOR Not a rice' gamejnore of a' smAabon.
BLACKJACK TRAINER A nee new blackjack game* BOMG Get Herbert back home to rws rtee1 HANGMAN V2 Hangman game with editor HYPERBALL Latest version ol woodenbafl. An exeAant game!
FrtAT MACHNE Quite a race We In* machine program- AMERICAN FOOTBALL RAOlO VERSION You are a tootbad coach!
SNAKE M THE GRASS CoAadwftfe mushrooms, avoid loads!
KARATE WORM Very met platform game, jumping over worms SAVE THE TREES Slop the baddcs destroying the trees!
NOTEBOOK Easy to use notebook 4 shopping tot program!
ARCMVIST20 Demo verscn ol a useful database program' POWER8ASE V20 Damo verw of a very powerful database1 SQUATS REVENGE Operation won type game!
CYADONU (CYAO I) Boulderdash done - collect the diamonds VWUS BUSTER Very good new veus bOer disk, needs 2 drives!
MAGICAL MDC UP Puzzte game, sort out the moed up pctures!
PAINTBOX ChAdrens panting package to color In or draw BATTLECARS Car racing game tor two players, ree addc MONSTER ISLANO BriAient role playing game tor kids.
AMOS DATABASE V301 Simple 4 easy to use with lots of functions SOUR GRAPES 30 isometnc game You must get your enemy drunk!!
VDEO LAB Smpie to use mdeo Uthng package tor home videos T-TECMAZE ExceAent puzzle type game switch games on off POWERBASE 21 Powertd database system with a host of T0r.»‘is'sr AMOS ASTEROOS Fotf verpons o the astenxfs game.
AMOK Your robot is trapped m a strange world img SHAPES Very nice Me puzzle game.
CASSETTE LABELLER. MOEDSOURCE Make your own cassettes WIZARDS DOMAIN Ncefy done grapfacal adventure game COLOURING BOOK Coiot* «i the nursery rhyme pictures ARC ANGEL MATHS An educabonei game to help kids with maths GALLEONS FoAow up to the popUar dogfight I game THMfGAMAjtG Superb pgsaw style game for tuds. Easy to use .AJNGLE BUNGLE Icon driven adventure game for the kids PUKADA 4 SPRITES Avoid al the baddcs as you remove the bles FOUR WAY LYNX A 22 level puzzle to tries to a mam center We WORK 4 PLAY 3 reaAy good educabonei games on this disk.
THE WORD FACTORY Greet program helps the kids to spell GO-GETTER A card ga
• fl WONDERLAND ExceAent platform game • RESCUE I Totally wicked
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(5 PD MUSIC & GFX DEMOS MY TIN TOY ANIMATION PD SOFT, DISK 2289 179 APRIL 1992 How many of you have seen the award winning Tin Toy animation? No? Well, basically it features a baby playing with a new tin toy. Which is a clockwork one- man band. As is the way with babies, il soon starts to play rough with the poor little toy. Who must flee to safety. After some crazy cartoon antics, the little metal chap finds sanctuary by hiding under the sofa, only to find a host of other toys hiding from the attentions of the young monster.
This version, surprisingly, doesn't feature all the action from the original animation. This would have been quite a feat, since the movie was designed on an extremely expensive computer animation system called Pixar. Which is slightly out of the range of the average Amiga owner! Instead it is a simple looped animation of the toy itself, bashing away at its instruments. The graphics alone are extremely effective (despite it being a short clip) and make the demo worthy of inclusion in any PD round-up. However this animation has one advantage over many others of a similar style due to the fact
that il has sound. True, it's only a few thuds and bashes of drums and cymbals, but it adds an atmosphere which is missing from other anims. If Amiga's can do this now. Then Pixar quality isn't that far away!
CREEP SHOW II PD SOFT, DISK 2281 Once again the typical Amiga-owners penchant for trashy horror flints and comics comes to the fore.
Creep Slum II is a collection of such material which has been pul together by Thanatos. Which starts off with a typical scrolly. Sine-wave text message along with a very heavy metal-style Thanatos logo. This is followed up by the slideshow itself, featuring a whole host of nasty digitised artwork from heavy metal album sleeves, horror books and comics. All the pictures arc nicely textured and very colourful, with some good results having been achieved with the old Amiga digitiser and video camera.
The Iron Maiden covers arc pretty much expected on this kind of demo. Luckily, though, there are some well drawn (not to mention unusual) pictures also included, such as the skeletal clock and the manic surgeons. Who wouldn't look out of place in a scene from the recent psychological horror film Jacob's Ladder (remember the asylum scene? Where that doctor turns around and... ugh). One point though - how come the music on these slideshows always sound like the theme to Evil Dead? I know it suits the pictures, but once you've heard half a dozen demo tunes with thunder, church organs and
screams, you're unlikely to find the rest original. A small piece of advice from a veteran PD viewer: try some originality in the sound department! It lets the wonderful pictures down.
Bored? Listless? No fun in your life? Well check out the latest demos to appear on the Public Domain scene. Maff Evans looks at the current crop which will have you vegetating in front of the screen.
AMY VS WALKER 2 PD SOFT, DISKS 231 1 AND 2312 REOUIRES 3MB Eric Schwartz is back! And with a vengeance! For his latest ottering he has taken a nostalgic view ot some ot his earlier work to come up with a sequel to the simple, yet highly successful, Amy Vs Walker animation. For the new clip he has Increased the scale dramatically. The demo requires 3Mb to run for a start (so users without porky memory upgrades are left out. Unfortunately) and features much more In the way of diverse action.
After a doomy, atmospheric view of an Ohio city-scape, the action moves to in-between a series of skyscrapers. A typically Aerofoon-style helicopter pulls around the corner to be confronted by a gargantuan Imperial Walker. Gosh!
But never fear! Amy the Squirrel is here with her deadly piece ot office equipment. What office equipment? " I hear you ask. Well you'll just have to have a look at the demo for yourself lo find that out. Won't you?
Eric's animation technique has always been impressive, but on Amy Vs Walker 2 he has outdone himself. All the usual style elements are there - the Aerotoon chopper. Amy’s sly grin - but the dark streets and the oppressive size of the Walker add a more mysterious edge to the piece. The action flows smoothly, the pictures are very well drawn and the plot is amusing. What more could you want from a PD animation?
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Her over-excited boyfriend is still trying his luck in the cinema, much to Amy’s annoyance, but even this can’t keep her from falling asleep. While off in the Land of Snore, she dreams that she is being wooed by a well-dressed young gent in a top hat and dickey bow. How can a girl avoid falling for such a chap? Not Amy that's for sure!
The clip is well up to Mr Schwartz's usual standards and improves on the style of even the first Al the Movies cartoon. Admittedly it doesn't quite have the superb atmosphere and style of Amy Vs Walker 2.
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EARTH'S SORROWS PD SOFT, DISK 2291 VOYAGE I 7 BIT, DISK 1604 184 APRIL 1992 There isn’t really much to look at in the way of megademos this month, but this one makes up for the short supply. Razor 1911 have, up until recently, been content with releasing demos with the pretty standard ’scrolly texts and vector shapes’ sections, but Voyage is most definitely a step in a more positive direction.
After loading up a simple intro screen, the proper introduction appears. This consists of a sequence very much like the opening of The Terminator (even down to the way the text fades away), followed by a set of logos listing the team members.
Along with some of the more usual copper and vec- torball effects, the disk contains some impressively atmospheric animations, such as the walker standing on a panning mountain-scape and the spaceship flying across an outcr-space backdrop. However, one of the most unusual sections is the running-man clip. This features a blue cardboard cut-out man running around a wire-frame box which rotates across the screen. The anim is quite simple, but very original.
Most standard megademos can get pretty boring these days, so it’s nice to see someone trying out some new ideas for a change. Well done Razor 1911!
The second megademo for review this month is very different. Instead of building up the atmosphere of the demo and eventually reaching a climax. Hawk have put the most impressive section at the beginning.
After loading up an ethereal moose picture (drawn in a rather odd style) the ’Curse of Osiris' section of the megadcmo appears. This is basically a demonstration of an unusual copper effect. Instead of the usual plasma effects (they come later on the disk - yawn) various copper-created pictures appear, covering such subjects as an animated running man. A skull, a sunset and a ‘Curse of Osiris' logo. Although these arc quite blocky. The technique used lo display both the pictures and ihe partially-masked scrolltcx! Opens up a wide range of possibilities in the field of animated graphics.
Unfortunately, the demo goes downhill from here, consisting of a few plasma effects, vectors and more pictures drawn in the same strange style as the moose pic. The music on the 'Curse of Osiris’ demo promises a lot too. Only to be follow ed up by a series of the more usual reedy-sounding PD tunes. If only Hawk could have carried the impressive audio-visual style of the first section over to the rest of the disk. A pity.
Muttley seems a bit surprised at the speedy success of his gardening. That's what you get for using magic seeds.
Here we have yet another 3Mb animation demo, this time from the new' master of digitised anims. Dave Hollis. For his latest sequence, he has returned to his old favourite. Dastardly and Muttley.
The cartoon in question is Muttley and the Beanstalk. Dick gives Muttley some seeds to plant to begin with, but the rest turns into a fairy-tale dream sequence. Muttley climbs the beanstalk to find himself in a giant’s castle. There he meets a girl doggie who has been captured by the wicked giant, who happens to look just like Dick Dastardly. The giant soon wakes up though, and chases the pair through the castle before they escape with some condiment trickery.
The animation is played in a window in Ihe centre of the screen, with all the frames being digitised greyscale pictures from the original cartoon. Unfortunately, there is no sound in the demo, but the clip is still very- entertaining. The lack of sound is made up for by the presence of captions to highlight the action, but the action is what really counts and this is kept to the fore by clever use of editing. This one is typical of Dave’s style - an amusing, well produced digitised cartoon.
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Signature:_ Date: _ Top 3 Favoured Games WHAT YOUVE MISSED IF YOU DIDN'T READ THE FIRST TWO EXCITING INSTALMENTS... The Idea of this series Is to Introduce all you new Amiga owners to the Workbench disk and Its many uses.
We’re taking it fairly slowly so far. The idea being to make sure you understand what's going on at each stage.
Getting to grips with Workbench In part three of this cunningly contrived series for anyone who is new to the Amiga, Damien Noonan shows how just a few basic techniques can give you control over the real heart of the Workbench.
In the first pari (Issue 31. February
1992) we took a look at the concept of what Workbench Is there
for, its basic functions, and a little bit of background
about how the computer works. Most of this Is just useful
Ideas, so you don’t necessarily have to have read It to
proceed with this month's.
In the second part (Issue 32, March
1992) we covered the basic mouse movements you have to make when
you are using Workbench, and their names: clicking,
double-clicking, selecting and so on. If you don't
understand any of these terms, you ought to read last
issue's article. We also went through the practical task of
formatting a disk.
If you feel the need to read either of these articles - and we would recommend It - copies of the two previous magazines are available from our Back Issues department on Page 164.
NOT SURE HOW TO SAVE TO A BLANK DISK?
The most common mistake people who are new to the Amiga make is saving Deluxe Paint pictures onto the Deluxe Paint disk. Don't! Here's how to avoid it... Right, by the end of Pan Two of this scries, all we had managed to do was format a disk and give it a name. Not exactly a stunning amount of progress for two months' work. Was il?
Well, don't worry.
We've Icamt an nydi.sk The results of the ground work of last issue's lesson: a formatted disk.
Awful lot of simple background stuff so far. And from here on in you’ll find that things progress very rapidly indeed.
What we're going to cover this month is all those 'housekeeping' operations we discussed in Pan One. In other words, all the most impoflant Workbench functions.
First, though, we'll need a file on a disk that we can do those things lo. Take your blank disk, ready formatted for use on the Amiga, from the last issue. Save a picture onto it from Deluxe Painl (remember, any piece of infomiation on a disk is a file, so a picture is a lile).
Once you've got a file on a disk, there arc three basic things you can do lo it: move it to another place, duplicate
il. Or get rid of il.
We'll explain how to do all three of these basic housekeeping jobs in this part of the scries.
But first we'll need somewhere to move your file to: so we'll create a drawer. Here goes!
Hang on! Just before we start, the way things are done is different according to whether you're using Workbench 1.3 or Workbench 2: and it's different again if you're using the Shell. So we've done the whole thing in separate chunks according lo which of these you are using: you would be best advised to read them all. In order, but you can skip through just Ihe ones you want, for a step-by-step practical guide, if you so w ish.
One last comment: throughout this month's experiments. You must leave the blank, formatted disk (the one that now has your Deluxe Painl picture on it) 'write- enabled'. Move the lab in the comer of the disk so that the hole is covered up.
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APRIL 1992 Your Deluxe Palm disk should always be write-protected (move the tab that is in the corner ot the disk so the hole is showing) because that way you can't save anything onto It, so there's less chance ot you damaging the program on the disk.
All right, so how do you save a picture to a blank disk? Well, it's easy enough. There you are, with your picture all finished and ready to be preserved tor posterity, and your Deluxe Painl disk In the disk drive. Go to the Save menu option from the Files menu. The Save box, known as a requester, will appear.
Now take the Deluxe Painl disk out ol the disk drive, put your blank disk in, and click on the button marked DFO: at the bottom ot the box. This tells your computer that you want to switch to the disk that's now in the internal disk drive, and if you've got any tiles on that disk already it will bring up a list of them on the screen.
J When you've selected the 'Save' menu, you should make sure to take your Deluxe Point disk out of the disk drive and put your blank disk in.
Now all you have to do is type in a name tor your picture tile (you may have to click over Ihe black bar where the name goes to make it active) and then click on the Save button at the bottom of the requester box. And it’s done! In no time at all, this kind ot procedure for saving and loading files on other disks will become second nature.
Catnop j~~| IdfS: I|df2: I [ cUseTI I toil: 111-a.m: Drawer EkUll H FI lo KUKB Drawer1 (Dir Trachcan (Dir) Sav» Picture DuIuho Point Co 1 ot* Creating a new drawer THE CU OR SMELL
1. Uapkbench2.i: ntictdir Hyii&k:Drji eM Remember thot lo gel lo
Ihe Shell screen, you double-click on the Shell icon on the
Workbench disk window. Now lype in the command and press Ihe
Return key.
This is also terribly easy. You need lo use the Makedir command, which obviously enough means 'make a directory' (a directory being the other name for a drawer, if you recall).
There are two important things you need to tell the Amiga: where you want the directory to be and what you want the directory to be called. The disk name is always followed by a colon (:), lo tell the Amiga to look for a disk with that name.
My disk is called Mydisk. Hut if yours is called something else just put that in instead: but don't forget the colon! Equally, you could pul whatever you want for the drawer name. Type the following and press the Return key: makedir Mydisk:Drawer 1 You may have to swop disks a couple of times, but eventually your new drawer w ill be created. When the prompt reappears lo show the Amiga is ready, type cndcli and press the Return key. If you open the disk's window on Workbench, you will now be able to see your new drawer.
WORKBENCH 2 This is terribly easy for all the lucky Workbench 2 owners out there: if you had Workbench 1.3. you'd have to go through the whole unpleasant rigmarole of copying a drawer and renaming it.
We'll assume you've loaded up Workbench: now take your Workbench disk out and put in your blank disk with the Dpainl picture on. Double-click on the disk's icon to open ihe window displaying its contents. Now select the 'New drawer' option from the 'Window' menu. You may be asked to swap disks a couple of times, but before long a new drawer will pop up along w ith a requester box.
The new drawer will be called ' Unnamed I' and the requester box allows you to rename it straight away. Use the backspace key to get rid of the letters that arc there and type in your new name - call it Drawerl - then press OK. And there's your new drawer.
When you're doing this in future, make sure that the disk window you want to create a drawer in is highlighted, otherwise you'll get a drawer somewhere else.
WORKBENCH 1.3 Copying a drawer APRIL 1992 With Workbench 1.3 you can't actually create a new drawer, so we'll have to cheat by copying an empty drawer from somewhere else. Load Workbench, then put your blank disk w ith the Deluxe Palm picture into the disk drive. Double-click on the disk icon to open the window showing the disk's contents.
Every Workbench 1.3 disk has a drawer on it called Empty. Double-click on the Workbench 1.3 disk icon, insert the disk when it asks you lo. And in the window showing Ihe Workbench 1.3 disk's contents you should be able to sec this Empty drawer.
Now drag the Empty drawer from the Workbench disk window into the window of your blank disk.
When you do this, the Empty drawer is copied onto your disk. Notice that the original stays w here it is. On the Workbench disk. You'll find out more about why in a few moments, when we get on to copying files.
You'll want to rename your drawer rather than have it called Empty, so do that: the process is exactly the same as renaming a disk, which we did last issue.
Moving a file WORKBENCH 1 .3 AND WORKBENCH 2 :| Hydi.sk 1* fall, 826 fr«, Ikt B~: This really couldn't be simpler. All you have to do is drag the icon of a file from where it is to where you want il to go.
There arc two different ways to do this. You can drag the file icon on top of the drawer icon and let go.
And the file will drop into the drawer: if you now open the drawer's window, there is your file! Alternatively, you can open the drawer's window first, and drag the file's icon from the disk's window into the drawer's window. Both ways work fine. Easy, eh?
Just in case you don't remember how to drag an icon, you simply hold down the left mouse button.
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56 Mail Order only p&p Total Access ? Visa ? Cheque Q P.O's Q Duplicating a file WORKBENCH 1 .3 AND WORKBENCH 2 This is an equally simple process. All you have to do is select your file, then select the ‘Duplicate' option from the Workbench' menu on Workbench 1.3. or 'Copy' from the 'Icons' menu if you're using Workbench 2. Your second file will appear, with 'Copy of in front of the name of the original. You can now rename the file just as you would rename a disk or a drawer.
The only name you can't give the copy is one that's taken already, such as the same name as ihe original. However, if you move the copy to a new place - so that one is in the drawer and the other is in the disk's window, for example - they can have the same name!
Copying a file WORKBENCH 1 .3 AND WORKBENCH 2 As well as duplicating a file, you can also copy a file from one place to another, putting the copy in a new place but leaving the original where it is. In Workbench, you can only do this from one disk to another.
To try this, open the Workbench disk's window. Simply drag the 'Shell' icon from the Workbench disk lo your blank disk's icon, just as if you are moving the file from one place to another. The Shell will be copied to your blank disk.
The reason we've called this process 'copying' and the previous process 'duplicating' is that this moves it to a new place, whereas duplicating leaves the copy in the same place as the original. If you read the piece about copying with the Shell, you'll discover that there's no real difference.
Deleting a file AND WORKBENCH 2 Again, this is very simple task. Just drag the file you want lo delete into the Trashcan: it acts just like a drawer. Then select the Trashcan's icon and choose 'Empty Trash' from the 'Disk' menu (Workbench 1.3) or the 'Icons' menu (Workbench 2). One important note: anything you put in the Trashcan won't actually be deleted until you Empty Trash, so you can always take it out of the Trashcan again if you haven't.
APRIL 1992 Oper oo Copy o: Rentne ,.
OR Infernal ion.. . Oi Snapshot OS UnSnapshot o Leave Cut o Pot fva.
OR Drawrl An olternative way for Workbench 2 owners only is to use the Delete option from the menus.
°. *•» serf m Em3I HyPit Copv.af JtvPic „ & :I ftydtsk a full, 82M tree, 15K i B One way lo get rid of a file is simply to sling it into the Trashcon, then empty the trash.
WORKBENCH 1 .3 Workbench 2 users also have another way of deleting a file: you can select the file's icon and then use 'Delete' from the 'Icons' menu. There is a Workbench 1.3 equivalent, the 'Discard' option from the 'Workbench' menu, but because this only deletes the icon, and not the file represented by the icon, it's best never to use this. An explanation of how icons differ from the files they represent follows, when we get on to how you do these things using the Shell.
Copy_of JlvPtc w : - i Bydift 3 full, 81illc Trash?an Wit ONE VERY GOOD REASON WHY WORKBENCH 2 IS BETTER!
Fortunately, whenever you save a picture file from Deluxe Paint It also has an Icon (an .Info file). But as you may soon discover, not all files always have an Icon. Try creating a file without an Icon yourself: use the Shell as described to delete just the .info file for your picture (the one that's the same name as your picture with .info on the end, so mine is MyPic.Info). Type a line something like this: delete Mydisk:MyPic.info If you've got Workbench 1.3, you won't be able to do anything to the file now unless you use the CLI again.
But if you are using Workbench 2, you can cheat! Select the window that should have the file In, then move the mouse pointer over the Show' option of the Window' menu. You'll notice that another mlnl-menu sprouts from the Show' option: select All flies' from this mlnl-menu.Suddenly an icon will appear for your picture file! This Icon Is what's known as a Pseudo-icon, and It means you can move, copy and delete files from the Workbench even If they don't have a proper Icon. It's a great idea which means that Workbench 2 owners will never need to suffer from hidden files lurking on their disks,
forgotten about and unflndable!
Tui disk window has files in H, but you can't see them. Select ‘Show all Wei* and they will appearl Copying a file and duplicating a file !KSji|ir'-;:rw* Tum »: 1172 rH fiesta 13: rH H-J*-! N: 2*4 rH Twliv II: I r rH Ihf 21 4 rH Ihf 21 __________II nH II: j f ilK - 2 lirtdriK - 21 I Kb iH
l. krkHck2.l: 200 SHELL OR CLI One handy thing to know when
using the Shell is how to get a list of what's on a disk: you
use the 'list' command. Remember that the Shell always needs
to know exactly where you are talking about, so you'll need lo
tell it the name of the disk you want a list of. Open the
Shell and type something like this, but of course putting in
whatever you've called your disk: list Mydisk You may have to
swap disks, then the Shell will print up a reply something
like this picture... Notice that your Deluxe Paint picture is
actually there as two files: mine arc called MyPic and
MvPic.info. All the icons that you can sec on the Workbench
screen are actually '.info' files, so the MyPic.info is the
icon for my picture.
12:54 23:17 52:57 «:* Ictl 1CI2
* 31 There is also a .info file for the drawer, a disk.info file
for Ihc disk's icon, and a file just called .info, which
actually contains the information for the size and the shape of
the disk's window. As you can see.
When you use the Shell, you're right down there amongst the nitty-gritty of Workbench!
Right, let's get the jobs done. The first thing to mention is that we cannot actually move a file from one place to another from the Shell: we can only move files to a new place by making a copy of them in the new place. Still, this docs give us an advantage: we can copy files w ithout moving them to another disk, here's how it works.
The command that we use is 'copy', and again we have to Ik very careful aboul telling the Shell exactly where everything is. Let's copy the picture file into our drawer: copy from Mydisk:MyPic to Mydisk:Drawer1 MyPic Remember that whenever you type a line of instructions into the Shell, you must press the Return key to make it happen. Notice that in each particular case we have lo give a full 'path' for each file, starting with Ihc disk that it's on (and then followed by a colon :) and then, when we want to put it in a drawer, including that in Ihe proper order (and drawers must be followed
by a backslash ).
Right, there are also lots of options we can choose from, so let's look al some of those. For starters, you don't need the 'to' and 'from', providing you remember that the place the file starts off always comes first, and the place it’s going to always comes second: copy Mydisk:MyPic Mydisk:Drawerl MyPic Secondly, if you don't repeat the name of the file in the 'to' part of the path, the Shell will assume you want to leave the name the same, so this will do just as well: copy Mydisk:MyPic Mydisk:Drawerl And equally, if you want to. You can change the name so that the copy has a different
name: copy Mydisk:MyPic Mydisk:Drawerl MyPicAgain And we can use this same trick to duplicate a file, giving the copy a new name but leaving it in the same place as the original copy Mydisk:MyPic Mydisk:MyPicAgain Now. Remember those .info files. If we exited the Shell (by typing endcli. Remember?) Al this stage we would not be able to see our copied file in the drawer. You must also copy the .info file into your drawer as well, using the same technique. OK?
KEEPING WINDOWS IN ORDER APRIL 1992 Deleting a file Here's how to make sure you can always see the window you need, and what to do It It gets burled under another!
If your window Is under another one, click here to bring it to the front... ...and If the window at the front Is just getting in the way. Click here to send It to the back. These two are separate Icons on Workbench 1.3. 1 ik & Capv.ofJlvPic n nyJisll ft Ml, 821K fr g c JOB DONE! ANYONE CONFUSED?
We've learnt an awful lot this month: all the basic jobs that Workbench is there for. From now on, you’ve got no excuse tor not keeping all your disks property organised!
However, we may have moved a little swiftly, so go back over things and make sure you understand the processes. If you do get stuck, please write in to Workbench, Amiga Format, 30 Monmouth Street Bath BA1 2BW and we'll answer your questions in the Workbench pages of the magazine. Next month, we'll be moving on even deeper Into the heart of the Amiga!
K. : U3 You can move windows around the screen by dragging this
bar across the top of the window.
To change the size and shape of a window, drag It around by this little box In the bottom right-hand comer.
SHELL OR CLI To move a file wilh (he Shell, you'd have lo copy il lo ihc new place you wan! Il in and ihen dclelc ihc original. Again, deleting wilh Ihc Shell is easy: you simply use ihe 'delete' command, bul again you must be very careful lo specify ihe correct palh lo poinl out ihc file you want. Lei's delete Ihe original picture, leaving Ihe copy: delete Mydisk:MyPic Remember lo dclelc Ihe .info file loo! So.
By ihe end of Ihis little experiment, you should know everything you need lo be able lo move files around, make copies and gel rid of unwanted files. All very useful!
Cl fhwSJiHI pSrlfaj :i T ItviKsl flypT f*ydisk:Nv ic Deleted
1. Uorkb«iKh2.l: One thing to wotdi for when you ore using the
Shell is its responses. When you ore deleting files, it will
ton- firm who! It's done. Only when the 'prompt' reappears are
you reody to type in o new instruction.
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V8000 2.0Mb £169.00 V8000 4.0Mb £235.00 V8000 8.0Mb £369.00 Joystick QuickShot MAVERICK 1 Compatible with Atari, Commodore, Sega & Amstrad game systems - 8 direction control stick - 2 fire buttons - Player 1 player 2 selector - long cables - Autofire Revolutionary hiuh stability design.
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Prices may change without notice Express Courier delivery (UK mainland only) £6.50 Call 24 hours 7 days a week The Tipster TIPS IER IS THE NO. I SELLING HORSE RACING PROGRAM ANI) CONTINUES TO OUT-PERKORM NOT ONLY ALE OTHER PROGRAMS BET ALSO THE BOOKIES. ( SING DATA FROM THE RACING POST OR ANY NEWSPAPER. THIS PROGRAM WILL SELECT THE BEST HORSES AND OEEER BETIING ADVICE.
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Football Masters is the very latest Multi-Manager Football Simulator for 16 bit computers. After 4 years of development we are proud to announce the release of the most comprehensive football management game ever. It's waiting to test your skills right now! Features Indude:- AMIGA, ATARI & PC SOFTWARE Mul!rManager game for 1 to 4 Players Three levels of difficulty.
Match highlights minute by minute, make substitutions or team changes at any time Live injuries, yellow red cards and named goalscorers 1MB version has extra Graphics, animations and realistic digitised sounds lAn option can tum this feature off) Full UK and European Cup itinerary Includes FA League. Zenith Data. Leytand Daf European. Cup Winners and UEFA Cups All cup match rules have been made as accurate as possible Two Leg Ties. Extra Time. Away Goal Rule. Seeded Draws. Byes, etc All 4 league divisions with play-offs and league expulsion Real initial, surname, league career records, height
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Or 2 players on keyboard, mouse or joystick Pick your moves from the selection available and watch your animated warrior battle it out Watch the energy bar indicators and plan your moves You can edit your very own new' wrestler or amend 6 wrestler already created (16 are provided on the game to begin with) You car. Change any name, colour of tights, linings, flesh tone and hair together with all the fighting skill values, weight etc Instructions are also provided which show you how to change the way any wrestler looks or you can create whole new ones Amiga 1 MB RAM Only £19.95 HARPOON Harpoon
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GVP SERIES 2 A500 DRIVES Features on board Ram expansion to 4 8Mb with high speed FAASTROM controller. Autobootmg, includes excellent easy installation software.
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Further information on our Ed berman Master .il4.yo Spanish Tutor ....£14.95 Italian Tutor £14.95 KOSMOS Maths Adventure: The latest offering from Kosmos covers the National Curriculum matns using a series of four games. There are four difficulty levels and a record of performance can be kept and printed out. (6-14) ..£17.95 ucational range is available in our Educat HOORAY FOR HENRIETTA (age 5-12) Making maths fun - covering the four
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Advice, hints and tips: on the intricate - and not-so-intricate - workings of the Amiga and its peripherals. That's Pat McDonald's sole mission on these pages. If you need help, then he's here to give it.
I ' aguely remember I many years ago l in a computing magazine, there was a program which gave the impression of artificial intelligence. While not being in the HAI. WIKI class - from the film 2001 - it could nonetheless conduct a conversation with the person using it. Hy putting up messages according to what was typed in. Do you know of any similar program for the Amiga?
The program you mention is called Eliza. It’s pretty- naff (to he honest) but an Amiga version was on Coverdisk Ik. Sadly now sold out. You could see if any of your friends have that particular issue. There was another similar program on that Coverdisk. Namely Vin (Non-Intelligent-Amos-Language-Learner i. Niall was clever in that it could actually leant from what you typed in. Unfortunately, that version of Stull was temperamental. I may he putting a compiled (faster machine code) version on a future Coverdisk if enough people show interest.
I just assumed that the BjlOe was available in both forms from this, and never checked more thoroughly (I was half sure that it was colour). I didn't think that the message wasn't say ing what it printed - it was saying what colour the case of the printer was! In this case, black. Someone must have been testing out a marker pen on the box... Of the two printers y ou have talked about the 24e should give much better graphic dumps, although the 224 (I'm not very familiar with this type) should prim lext documents faster.
L FOR LEATHER FROM: STEVEN DAMS. NEWCASTLE I am very concerned about some of my games and how they work on my Amiga. They usually loud fine, hut sometimes when I finish a certain stage or level it doesn't work. When they are working. I often get a message telling me to insert volume I. into the disk drive.
1) What is volume I,?
Also, do you know of a good I’D word processor with a spell checker?
There are no such programs, bin there is a separate I’D spell-checking program called AMIGA Spell. Il has a small dictionary (3.000 words) but il can be (aught many more. You could use any PD text editor such as TextPlus 2.0. TexlEngine 2.1 (my favourite).
Wort Plus', there are many others. Then, when you saved the document, you could use AMIGA Spell to check the spelling.
COLOUR PRINTING FROM: NICK PERKINS. WALSALL I ant writing to ask you your opinion on colour printers for under £300. I was considering the Citizen Swift 224 and the 24e. But I know you think the Canon BjlOe is very good too. A lot of the printers can print at high speed, but my main concern is the quality of printed graphics, although I expect reasonable performance at printing text too.
Right, first an admission and apology to a lot of readers. The Canon BjlOe is NOT a colour printer (although I have been say ing it is in recent issues). The reason why I made such a silly mistake is simple: at the lime I was asked whether or not it was colour. I couldn't find the printer itself and I couldn't remember.
So 1 looked at the packag