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You can use this demo to explore the challenge of what is said to be the easiest way ever to learn to program: and it's fun, too! Starting this month, the regular Grand Amiga Format Quiz kicks off by joining with Calculus to bring you the chance to win a £300 CD-ROM drive! Win a wild weekend out! 88 Fancy joining the Special Forces? Now's your chance to win a weekend of outdoor pursuits, jumping off waterfalls and eating beetles, in this special MicroProse competition... Getting to grips with Workbench 189 In the next exciting episode of the essential series for Amiga novices, it's time for you to make your first self-booting disk and create a slideshow of your pictures. Yes, you can do it! Croalcf Froggy fun in this complete game. Cross the road, don't get squished! Microbe A startlingly original little shoot-em up of a weird and highly enjoyable kind... Quiclc Money Two-player action gets frantic in the robo-hunting arena... PLUS Hunter IU Make it a little bit easier on yourself with this sample-ripping utility Hello and welcome to AMIGA FORMAT, the world's best-selling magazine especially for Amiga owners! Welcome to Amiga Format!

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Document sans nom IE WORLD’S BEST-SELLING AMIGA MAG IE 35 ¦ JUNE 1992 ¦ £3.95 Stunning omplete £60 package J The AMIGA Collection FORMAT 2 Spectracolor Jr from Oxxi-Aegis COMPLETE HAM PAINT PROGRAM!
You might have Deluxe paint II or III, but can you paint using all 4,096 of the Amiga's colour at once? With this you can: featuring unique blend setter and wrap on shapes', it's amazing!
0_ ro O 0 X A 500 Plus Compatible • Requires 1Mb Vi 11 f~i Cl i Start messing with code using this fabulous demo, complete with sample programs!
AMOS How to get great results in art, design and music the easy way... by cheating!
Croak Complete game - froggy fun!
Microbe Complete game - batty bug blasting!
QuickMoney Complete game - two-player robohunting!
Plus a bunch of other bit 'n' pieces, too!
Graphic Adventures Prepare to be stunned by top new releases of the hottest graphics programs!
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Pacific Islands, Addams Family, Apidya, Eye of the Beholder II BEGINNERS: Discover how to make a self-booting disk Bui nol now that they've been evicted!
Morticia, Lurch, Granny. Pugsley and Wednesday have gone bach to their creepy abode to regain possession.
But not now that they've disappeared!
As Gomez you must find your loopy loved ones in their spooky mansion house.
Bui watch out for iully Alford - he plays mean, fully is the irecherous lawyer intent on stealing llie family forlune and who has many a dirty trick up his sleeve.
And you'll be shakin', raidin' and rollin' when the spikes, monsters and ghosts save the last one for you! If you solve the puzzles and follow the clues you might just save the t Addams Family so that * they can... N jSfoaoaoioo'! -* Nintendo STREET • MANCHESTER ¦ M2 5NS FAX: 061 834 0650 THE ADDAMS FAMILY TM & © 1991 PARAMOUNT PICTURES.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. THE ADDAMS FAMILY LOGO IS A TRADEMARK OF PARAMOUNT PICTURES. OCEAN SOFTWARE LI D. AUTHORIZED I USER AMIGA FORMAT 35 JUNE 1992 EDITORIAL DEPARTMENT News 19 So, what do the movers and shakers in the computer industry think of the new A600 and its 'smart card' slot? Will it make any real difference to them, and to you? Find out here!
EDITOR SCREENPLAY EDITOR TECHNICAL EDITOR STAFF WRITER PRODUCTION EDITOR EDITORIAL ASSISTANT Damien Noonan Neil Jackson Pat McDonald Maff Evans Gary Lord Clare Hodgson Screenplay The complete low-down on allthc 41 the latest games Coming Attractions 42-43 Find out what's in store for the future, and take a close-up look at Mike Singleton's new Ashes of Empire Under Construction 47 Schizophrenic views of Palace's forthcoming computer- movie Jekyll and Hyde The Next Big Thing? 48 Could football-crazy Striker be all the Rage next month?
Reviewed this month... Agony ..87 Alcatraz ......86 Apidya ..83 Castles ..75 Deliverance .69 Eye of the Beholder II - The Legend of Darkmoon 54 HeroQuest - The Return of the Witchlord ....86 Leisure Suit Larry 1
Remake ..53 Might & Magic III - The Isles of Terra ......80 Ork ...86 Cheap 'n' Cheerful 94-95 Not all budget games are last year's hits at low prices.
We've got two that are brand new and cheapy too Charts and Magical History Scores 97-98 Out of the blue, a brand new game shoots straight to Number One. Betcha can guess what it is Gamebusters 101-107 To get along with Cadaver, you'll need these helpful hints.
Pacific Islands ......50 Pools of Darkness ...62 Project X ......76 Samurai - The Way of the Warrior ...86 Space Quest IV ...61 Special Forces .....57 Superski 2 ....88 The Addams
Family 66 The Manager ......87 Vengeance of Excalibur .87 World Class Rugby - 5 Nations Edition ...70 ART DEPARTMENT ART EDITOR DESIGNER Marcus Dyson Lam Tang ADVERTISING DEPARTMENT ADVERTISING MANAGER DEPUTY AD MANAGER GAMES SALES MGR SENIOR SALES EXEC Jonathan Bint Duncan Ferguson Cheryl Beesley Tim Partridge PUBLISHING ADVERTISING PRODUCTION PROMOTIONS MANAGER PROMOTIONS ASST CIRCULATION MANAGER CIRCULATION
ASST PUBLISHER GROUP ADMIN ASST Nicola Lucas Michele Harris Tamara Ward Sue Hartley Kate Elston Greg Ingham Louise Truelove PRODUCTION PRODUCTION TECHNICIANS Simon Windsor, Chris Stocker, Jerome Clough, Simon Chittenden PHOTOGRAPHY Ashton James (Bradford-on-Avon) ILLUSTRATION Mike Roberts, Devizes COLOUR REPROGRAPHICS Bath Graphics Phoenix Reprographics (Bath) PRINTED BY Chase Web Ltd, St Ives PLC, Plymouth NEWSTRADE DISTRIBUTION, UK Future Publishing, 0225 442244 NEWSTRADE DISTRIBUTION, OVERSEAS MMC Ltd 0483 211222 AMIGA FORMAT 30 Monmouth Street Bath, AVON, BA1 2BW Telephone 0225 442244
Facsimile 0225 446019 SUBSCRIPTIONS, BACK ISSUES MAIL ORDER DEPARTMENT Future Publishing, Somerton, SOMERSET, TA11 6TB Telephone 0458 74011 Facsimile 0225 446019 Reviews Coming Contraptions REVIEWED: ViatPro 2 The familiar fractal landscape modeller can do the most astonishing things in its new Professional incarnation: just look at those images!
117 Find out what's new in 'serious' software and hardware SuperJAM! 122 What do you do if you have no musical talent? Use this!
X-OR 127 The only way to make weird new sounds fior your synth?
V-LAB digitiser 130 Real-time Video grabbing reaches a new all-time high... Expert Draw 134 Could this open up a new area of Amiga use for you?
Imagine 2 138 The very best 3D graphics program just got better!
TV Paint 142 New improved 24-bit painting with the best in the biz Vista Professional 2 150 The fracrtal landscape reaches stunning new heights REVIEWED: Imagine 2 The best in the business at the art of 3D modelling with ray-traced surfaces, and it just got better. Have a look at what it can do!
REVIEWED: TV Paint vl.6 The high art of 24- bit painting is at its peak with this package: even if you don't want to buy it, do some window-shopping!
1992 uiure PUBLISHING Regulars PD Update 159 The best way to find out what's cheap and excellent Workbench 196 Your problems solved, your questions answered Letters 211 Find out what's making waves with Amiga owners Mail Order 182 We pick out the best and offer it at bargain prices Subscriptions 156 Make it easy on yourself: get your mag delivered No part of this publication may be transmitted or reproduced in any form without the permission of the publishers. So don't do it Observation of the month: If only 1,245 people had voted the other way in 11 key seats, the Tories would not have got
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Registered Circulation 130,143 July - Dec 1991 IN PUBLIC DOMAIN The wonderful world of the PD demo is explored once more by Maff Evans, the man who knows a groovy hip-house dance demo from a margarine tub.
ABC COVERDI sk turn the page When you put the joystick down and start getting creative, the Amiga is the most versatile tool for art, music, design and more.
I M But what do you do if you discover you don't quite have the talent to produce something stunning?
Like thousands before you, you cheat, that's what! We'll show you the short-cuts and where to get ready-made materials that can turn you into an Amiga expert... yourself 26 Win one of five A570 CD-ROM drives! 178 Easy Amos If you've ever wanted to try your hand at program ming, now is your chance! You can use this demo to explore the challenge of what is said to be the easiest way ever to learn to program: and it's fun, too!
Starting this month, the regular Grand Amiga Format Quiz kicks off by joining with Calculus to bring you the chance to win a £300 CD-ROM drive!
Win a wild weekend out! 88 Fancy joining the Special Forces? Now's your chance to win a weekend of outdoor pursuits, jumping off waterfalls and eating beetles, in this special MicroProse competition... Getting to grips with Workbench 189 In the next exciting episode of the essential series for Amiga novices, it's time for you to make your first self-booting disk and create a slideshow of your pictures. Yes, you can do it!
Croalcf Froggy fun in this complete game.
Cross the road, don't get squished!
Microbe A startlingly original little shoot-em up of a weird and highly enjoyable kind... Quiclc Money Two-player action gets frantic in the robo-hunting arena... PLUS Hunter IU Make it a little bit easier on yourself with this sample-ripping utility Hello and welcome to AMIGA FORMAT, the world's best-selling magazine especially for Amiga owners!
Welcome to Amiga Format!
You are now reading the biggest-selling computer magazine in the whole of Britain. Part of the reason for this is that the Amiga is far and away the most popular home computer there is: and home computers are owned by dedicated, enthusiastic people who really care about getting the best from their machines.
But we also like to think that it's because we genuinely care about bringing you the best possible magazine. This magazine is created by an enthusiastic team of experts who are constantly striving to make this the magazine that you most want to read. To our way of thinking, this is a simple formula: it's all about news, reviews, advice and exploration.
We get the exciting news first: that's why we bring you the latest opinions on the new Amiga A600 this month.
Our reviews have consistently been voted by computer retailers as the ones that help them most when they're deciding what to stock: so we are clearly to be trusted when it comes to advice on what to buy. You can normally rely on us to bring you the first reviews of new software and hardware: and you can certainly trust our integrity when it comes to deciding what to buy.
Then there's the tips and advice sections: Gamebusters for cheats and clues on beating the best games, and Workbench to answer all your questions on the more technical side of things.
Add in the features that help you explore new areas and get complete control over your Amiga, like Make it Easy on Yourself' this month, and you have a package that can't be beaten for quality. Read on!
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G Spectracolor Jr from Oxxi-Aegis COMPLETE HAM PAINT PROGRAM!
You might have Deluxe paint II or III, but can you paint using all 4,096 of the Amiga's colour at once? With this you can: featuring unique blend setter and wrap on shapes', it's amazing!
A 500 Plus Compatible • Requiresl Mb SpectraColor Jr The third in The Amiga Format Collection series of COMPLETE, FULL-PRICE PACKAGES, this is your easy way in to HAM painting.
If you've only ever explored graphics with Deluxe Paint 2 or 3, now's your chgance to try painting in 4096 colours. You'll soon see what a difference it can make, and it's fun too!
AMOS Before you insert your brand-spanking new disk in to your Amiga, let Pat McDonald shed some light on the wondrous contents of that magnificent magnetic media.
MICROBES VISION SOFTWARE PAL Only I I GETTING STARTED The way the Coverdisk works is very easy. All you do is switch on your Amiga and pop the disk in the disk drive. After a few seconds, a version of Workbench will load - it’s much faster than the official version.
Move the pointer (using the mouse) to the small icon of a disk marked ‘Coverdisk35b’. Double click with the left mouse button and a large window will open, displaying the contents of the Coverdisk. Just move the pointer again and double click on the icon that you want to run, again with the left mouse button.
Only the Easy AMOS demo, Quick Money and all the Readme files will let you quit once you have selected them. Incidentally, if you have a printer connected, then you can’t print files straight out from the Coverdisk. Instead, load Workbench first, then put the Coverdisk in, double click on the Readme file, and select print. It should work then.
512K users only, I regret that the Microbes game on the disk will not load on your machines. This is because the program had to be crunched to fit on the disk. Also, the Easy AMOS demo program Bob_Editor won’t load, and the Zooming and Sound_Generator demos won’t run. All down to lack of memory i’m afraid - but there’s other stuff to keep you busy.
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Switch on, boot up, double click and double click again on your selection. Easy as a Big Mac.
The basic theory of Microbes is straightforward - just keep whizzing around the outer edge, blasting the larger blobs.
All the way from New Zealand, this excellent little shareware game sounds good, plays fast and is hugely addictive. Prising our new art assistant, Lam Tang, away from it was a real chore, I can tell you! The first thing it does once loaded is display a shareware message. Wait until while this happens, have a read (it’s only one screen) and press the fire-button to leave it. Keep pressing fire to get to the game proper.
The plot is quite irrelevant, so I’ll skim through it. You and a battle tank have been miniturised in a laboratory, in order to wipe out a germ warfare experiment that’s gone out of control. You view the screen through a microscope, and your tank can only move around the edge of the screen.
To play Microbes you will need a joystick plugged into your machine. Move left and right to move your tank, and press fire to release some shots in the direction you’re pointing. It takes practice to aim at a target, because it’s got to be between your tank and the centre of the screen.
There are three main groups of nasties.
The Microbes themselves are fairly large blobs (the game starts with green ones, although different varieties crop up later). If you look at
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Them closely, you’ll see that they pulsate slightly. This pulsing gets faster and faster, until the Microbe becomes a mutant, which starts moving towards the edge of the screen.
Don’t let it get there, because if it does it will take some energy from your shield - when you’re shield gets to zero then you lose a life.
Avoid twitching the joystick up and down, because that’s how you activate the smart bomb feature. Pushing up will nuke all the small neuter Microbes on the screen, the clutter left over from shooting the big ones - handy when your targets are obscured by the little ones. Pulling down will destroy all the mutants on the screen.
To finish each screen, you must blast all the large Microbes and mutants. This is easier said than done, because the big blobs reproduce very quickly, producing ever-growing clusters of targets that eventually become mutants that menace your existence. Cor, don’t mad scientists make life difficult!
Sometimes, a mutant that’s been shot will leave a capital ‘F’ or ‘S’. Shooting the Fs increase firepower, giving faster shots and longer bursts. The Ss are smart-bomb tokens, to use on the later levels.
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R * J - V V ( ' }- THE FUTURE OF SHAREWARE - YOU DECIDE A lot of the programs on the Coverdisk are in fact shareware, and a lot of readers are still rather confused over what exactly that means. In essence, it’s just a way of selling software - the difference is that you can try it out for a reasonable time before paying for it. Feel free to pass on copies of the games Coverdisk (NOT SpectraColor Jr though) to your friends, so then they can decide whether or not to pay.
The idea is that you try the program out for a few days (the maximum length of time is specified in each Readme document, although a week should be enough in most cases). If you like it and plan to use that program a lot, then you should send off your cash to the author - again, where you send it is specified in the Readme documents, although in the Case of Microbes it’s the first thing that the program prints.
Now, if you like and use a shareware program and don’t bother sending off any money, nobody is going to chase you about it or tell you off. But remember that effectively you are stealing from programmers - and they are not known for being dumb.
If a programmer releases a really good shareware game or utility, and gets little or nothing for it, then the chances are that they won’t bother doing it again. Which means that shareware dies, and you always end up paying for commercial software. Do you really want that?
Programmers are the same as other people, they need to earn a living.
Programming is a subtle and intricate activity, and the most rewarding when you get things right. If you have no knowledge of how computer programs work, check out the Easy AMOS demo on this month’s disk. Then decide for yourself if you want to try it for real or not - and whether the shareware fees that programmers ask for are reasonable or exorbitant.
AMOS HAS BECOME established as the best language for novice programmers on the Amiga, but there are still plenty of people who find it too difficult to get a grip on. Enter Easy AMOS, with some advanced features missing and a couple of extra, specially designed features for people starting from scratch. So if you’ve always wondered just what this programming lark is all about, this disk is the place to start!
Programs are best thought of as a list of instructions for the computer. It goes down the list, obeying the commands, perhaps jumping to a different part of the list at different times. But it always starts at the top and usually finishes towards the bottom.
Easy AMOS demo EUROPRESS JAWX PAL ONLY Rather than just give you the demo, the programmer of the AMOS series, Francois Lionet, has included quite a few little sample programs for you to look at and muse over. None of them produce arcade-quality graphics or millions of sprites flying all over the place, but AMOS isn’t about speed. It’s about being easy to understand - much easier than machine code or C. Also understand that this is just a demo. If you manage to write any programs of your own, then you won’t be able to save them to disk. Also, the Help feature doesn’t work, and neither do
some of the others.
It’s just there to help make up your mind about whether or not Easy AMOS can help to teach you how to program the Amiga to do what you want it to do.
Finally, to stop an Easy AMOS program running, you have to press the Esc (short for Escape) key twice.
Pressing it once puts you into Direct mode, from where you can enter Easy AMOS command directly. For people who already know the Basic language on which AMOS (and so Easy AMOS) is based.
Oh yes, sometimes the Esc key doesn’t work, in which case you should hold down the Ctrl key, then press C. Again, that puts you into Direct mode, so you should hit Esc to go back to the main editing area.
The main difference, by the way, between AMOS and Easy AMOS is that AMOS was designed to write arcade games using sprites with lots of frames of animation. To handle this simply, without writing lots of commands to change each sprite frame by frame, a separate language called AMAL (Amos Animation Language) was included. This gave a simple method of specifying sprites, which animation frames to use and the rate of change on a single line.
Due to AMAL's inherent simplicity, a lot of people had immense trouble working with it, so it’s been taken out of Easy AMOS (and so the demo as well).
Instead, a number of options have been included to help you learn how to use the AMOS system - the most powerful of these, the Tutor function, has been included in the demo. It’s best to learn to walk before you attempt to run. No pun intended.
CDTV OWNERS!
If you own a CDTV device, you’re probably still in the shop wondering whether the disks work with your machine. Yes they do! If you have a floppy disk drive connected, of course. Both the SpectraColor Jr and Easy AMOS disks work fine, with one proviso.
Quick Money is designed for two players, and so you need a mouse and a joystick, or two mice, or two joysticks. However, you cannot connect these to a CDTV without a Game Brick device. Everything else causes no problems - but do remember to press the Joy Mouse button after loading Microbes or Croak!.
The reason for this incompatibility seems (I’m not totally sure) the crunching program we used to compress the disk. Now we have a copy of PowerPacker Professional 4, that seems to have cured the problem. Our sincere apologies to all those frustrated CDTV owners - from next month we’ll check for Kickstart 1.2 as well.
HOW TO LOAD PROGRAMS )i‘•.£dtit«r 1 Cai» Pis; The most difficult part of loading the example programs into Cosy AMOS is getting to the Load button. Move the mouse pointer to the top of the screen, press the right mouse button and keep it held down. The usual menu options will be replaced by a different set. Move the mouse pointer to the Load button, and click the Left button. Let go of both mouse buttons and then a load requester will appear.
THE TUTOR FUNCTION The most useful ability of Easy AMOS is probably the Tutor. This lets you view the output of a program in a small window, and displays the commands while they are being executed. So you can view the program running, and see just how it’s generating the screen display, and the commands used to play sounds as they are being played!
The traditional way of learning in Basic (which is more or less the language that AMOS is) was to type in program listings from magazines. Unfortunately, the growing size of computer systems’ memory means that it’s not really viable - imagine a computer magazine with a fifty page listing! People made many typing errors when typing too.
The Tutor function is designed to fill the gap left by the absence of computer listings magazines. To use it, load in one of the example programs as per the above instructions (they’re all in a drawer called EA, remember) and click on the Tutor button towards the top centre of the screen. This will bring up a separate screen.
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appear. Move the mouse pointer down to the file called Space
Dodge JVMOS. Then double click on it, again with the left mouse
button - if you want to see a different example, just dick on a
different name. The file requester will disappear.
Once the example program has loaded, you will see a listing of it going down the screen. Simply move the mouse pointer to the button marked Run, and click with the left mouse button. The Spate Dodge example program will then run.
Here's the AMOS Tutor in action. The four play buttons, from left to right, do the following. The first one runs once Amos command each time it is clicked on with the left mouse button. The second runs a complete line. The third does a whole block of functions, while the fourth quits the Tutor and runs the program normally.
QUICK MONEY BEN CAMPBELL ¦ PAL NTSC This is a fairly easy, two-player, blasting game. Broadly speaking, the idea is to move your droid around the different mazes, shooting at everything, your opponent and the computer drones. Simple enough for most people.
Control is fairly simple, and can be either joystick or mouse for either player. You set the game up at the beginning, pressing the function keys to decide who plays with which type of controller. You can also choose between PAL (Europe, Australia and New Zealand where this game originates from) or NTSC (North America, parts of Latin America and Japan) video displays. Pressing the Esc key on this screen will quit the game.
Each player has a score and a shield. By shooting the drones, your score goes up. However, when a drone moves onto you (or your opponent shoots you) your shield goes down - when it reaches nothing, you’re dead!
The good news is that the shield can be revitalised by trading in points scored for energy. You do this by moving over the square icon - there’s one in each maze, although sometimes it’s a bit too close to the icon with arrows on it for comfort. That’s where the computer drones pop out of, you see. A lot of people find the split screen confusing - the playing area is split into two, and the different areas move independently. The trick is to watch your screen most of the time, taking a look at the other only player’s occasionally.
Playing Quick Money well relies on a biff of though as well as reflexes. It usually pays to keep half an eye on what the other guy is doing. If he's dead and you're behind on points, concentrate on blasting as many drones as you can to make up the difference.
CROAK!
SELWYN STEVENS ¦ PAL ONLY Some of you may recognise this game because it’s a fairly close clone of an old arcade game called Frogger. You’d be hard pressed to find a Frogger machine that still works, so it’s nice to see a version on the Amiga - all right, I admit we did put one on Amiga Format 25’s Coverdisk, but this one has a number of extra features.
The idea is really, really simple. With a joystick, you have to hop a frog over a road and across a river, in order the reach the holes at the top of the screen. Each hole has to have a frog in it before you finish the level - the main difference between the levels is that the road traffic goes faster and there are fewer logs across the river. Also, a chicken clucks up and down the safe middle zone, making it not so safe.
As well as the logs floating down the river, an occasional family of turtles can be used to hop across. Be a bit wary of them though, because they have a tendency to dive at the most inconvenient times. Only hop onto a turtle if there’s a log nearby to escape onto.
Oh yes, Croak! Can be played in two-player mode, but only if you have got two joysticks. It’s a straight race then to fill up the holes at the top of the screen - the second player has a yellow frog, so you don’t get confused as to who’s who on screen.
It's so very easy in theory, and so finicky in practice.
Hopping your frog across the road and over the river, that is. It's so infuriating to get all the way across and then miss the hole!
HUNTER III Neil Boffin ¦ PAL NTSC Hunter III is a sample ripper. It has three main uses; it can scan memory for sound samples, to see if any have survived a reset (usually they do); it can scan memory to nick sounds out of programs that multitask with Hunter III (very few games multitask, but plenty of sound player programs like MedPlayer or IntuitTracker do); and it can also scan through disk files for samples, even ones crunched with PowerPackert Before you get it running, remember that it can only look for things that have already been running in the Amiga’s memory. The best way to do
this is either play a game before running the Coverdisk, or have a quick game of Quick Money and then quit out of it from the titles screen. Then double click on the Hunter III icon itself.
When running, the program has a control panel which is similar to that found on a tape recorder. You can fast forward, rewind, play and stop. It also displays information within little windows, for things like where in memory it starts playing from, how long it plays for (the length of a sample) and how fast it plays it - playing a sample slower makes it sound lower in tone, and faster raises the tone.
When you click in a box to type, remember to press the Del key to delete all the information that’s already there - a mistake many people made when setting the page size on Page Setter.
Right, by now you’ve probably gone ahead and clicked on the play button, only to hear high-pitched screeching coming out of your computer. That’s how normal computer programs and pictures sound when you play them. If you ever owned a computer that loaded programs from tape, you’ll recognise the similarity.
Down to your first memory scan.
Click on the box labelled start, delete what's there (by pressing the Del key) and enter a fairly low value - let’s say 10,000. Click on the box marked length, delete what’s there, and type in 450,000. The majority of Amiga’s only have 512K of chip RAM for storing samples, and trying to get the computer to play an area of memory that doesn’t exist will cause problems. Adjust the volume downwards, then click on the play button.
Screech, scream, burr, hummm... then you’ll hear something recognisable, either a sound effect or instrument from the game. Then the howling will return.
Adjust the start position upwards, and decrease the length, then play again. You’ll get less of the this program is capable of doing, but all the information is mostly contained in the Readme document on the Coverdisk anyway. Have a browse through that and keep playing with the program until you’re happy with it. Need some samples from a PD demo or game? Now you can get them.
Computer noise and (hopefully) more of the sound sample. Keep adjusting the start and length until you can only hear the sound sample. Click on the save button and have a blank disk handy. Congratulations, you just did your first sample rip!
I could go on in this vein, explaining absolutely everything that 1 wm i .r The Length is nearly as important as Start. If it's too big then you're computer will play samples from memory that don't exist (this can crash it) and if it's too small then you may miss sample data entirely.
This is the number of samples the Amiga will play each second. If the length is 150,000, and the Rate is 10,000, then it will take 15 seconds to play that much memory. Rates over about 30,000 are pointless.
The Start value is important - it's where in memory the computer will attempt to play sounds from. Values down to 0 are fine, although you are unlikely to find any samples earlier than 10,000.
When you click on save, this requester box appears, asking if you want to save in IFF, RAW binary or AMOS bank format. If you're not sure which, IFF is the best all rounder, although RAW samples sound better. Click on 'Save As' to abort the save.
Using Your Coverdisk
1. Always write-protect your disk. Move the tab so a hole is
showing.
2. Copy the Coverdisk and use the copy, not the original. This
may sound like a complicated task, suitable only for techno
buffs, but it's surprisingly simple to do, just follow the
simple instructions for copying the disk which are given
below.
3. Read the instructions when using the programs.
Backing up your Disk There are two ways of making a copy of your disk, and this is the easy one. Don't be daunted by the fact that you need to use the Shell or CLI: it's actually a lot easier than you might think.
Just follow these simple steps... :| BorttHKM.i Va full, 4«C fr«e, 7MK in Zia fan list kstw Wttart* tatters IrkMr yW Prrfs 1 Load your Workbench disk. Open the disk, find the icon that says Shell or CLI and double-click on it.
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Coverdisk, telling you how far it has got. Then it will ask
you to insert the "Destination" disk. Put the disk you want to
copy your Coverdisk onto in the drive and press the Return
key. Note that the disk does not need to be formatted already.
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 CLI.
You may have to put the Workbench disk in again. Now your copy
is ready!
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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 if we can’t talk to you just then. If the problem is particularly complex it is better to send it to us in written detail. It will then be dealt with in the Workbench pages of the magazine.
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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.
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A 500 Plus Compatible Requires 1Mb • Continuing the Amiga Format Collection, we bring you Spectracolor Jr - a full-featured HAM paint-and- animation package to add to your Amiga toolkit. Maff Evans highlights the key features of this powerful artistic program.
THOSE OF YOU who bought the Christmas issue of Amiga Format will no doubt have dabbled with the paint program given away on the cover. This month’s Coverdisk contains more ammunition for the Amiga artist to add to their arsenal in the shape of Spectracolor Jr.
So why, when we’ve already given you a paint- and-animation program, have we included another Amiga art program in the Amiga Format Collection? Well, Graphics Workshop is all very well when you want to work in modes up to 64 colours, but what about HAM mode? What do you do when you want to create artwork and animation with up to 4,096 colours? This is where this month's addition to the Amiga Format Collection, Spectracolor Jr, comes into play. The program contains all the features you’d expect from a paint package, all specially constructed to allow you to work with all of the Amiga’s 4,096
colours, as well as the ability to create animation pages to bring your HAM pictures to life. The program also contains some specialist functions which can only be used in HAM mode, and so will take a little getting used to. On the following pages we will try to give a rough outline of the various functions, explaining some of Spectracolor's unique features along the way.
JUNE 1992 GETTING STARTED Spectracolor Jr will work on a standard Amiga (even a 512K A500), but additional memory (at least 1Mb) is definitely recommended for creating animation frames or working in interlace mode.
Getting up and running is pretty straightforward.
To load the program, power up your Amiga and insert the Coverdisk containing Spectracolor Jr into the internal drive. After a while, a Workbench screen will appear containing the disk icon. Double click on the icon to open the disk window, then double click on the Spectracolor Jr icon (the one with the paint palette, mouse and monitor) to load the program. A blank screen will appear with the Spectracolor Jr Fast Menu at the top. You’re then ready to start painting.
In order to conserve memory, Spectracolor only loads the sections of the program that it needs at any one time. For this reason, we recommend that you leave the disk in the drive as much as possible. Only remove the disk when you want to load or save picture and animation files (or preferably use another drive), otherwise you will get nasty messages appearing telling you to replace the original disk. Not a disaster, but a little annoying when creating a masterpiece!
It doesn't stop there... Once you’ve had chance to experiment, and discovered those artistic talents you never realised you had, on this month’s Coverdisk, you’ll have realised Spectracolour Jr is a very easy-to-use paint program. And if it’s whetted your appetite, selecting from 4,026 possible HAM colours, it doesn’t have to stop there. Amiga Format have negotiated a very special offer for readers who want to get hold of Spectracolors advanced features. The full featured upgrade includes the following innovations: Brush Wraps Advanced Paint Modes Air Brush Brush Animation - including curved
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But the upgrade doesn’t stop there. You’ll also receive a program disk, plus a sample tutorial disk and an in-depth 300-page manual that will take you through countless examples and techniques showing you precisely why Spectracolor is such an excellent paint-and-animation package. So to upgrade now send a cheque for £31.40 payable to Future Publishing Ltd, plus your Spectracolor Jr Coverdisk, to the following address; Amiga Format, Spectracolor Offer, Future Publishing, Somerton, Somerset TA11 7BR.
The Fast Menu The Fast Menu holds all the main drawing and colour-editing controls. It can be turned off by selecting the Close gadget in the top-left corner or toggled on or off by clicking the right button in the top-right of the screen or by pressing FI 0 or Help.
TITLE BAR This holds information such as the current page and the drawing mode. You can move the Fast Menu by clicking on the title bar, holding the left mouse button or by dragging up or down. By dragging, whilst holding on the word SCREEN, you can move the entire screen up and down.
THE COLOUR PALETTE This is where you select the colour with which to paint. The top row contains the Base Colours, which will be explained later. To select a foreground colour, click on the required colour in the palette with the left button. Use the right button in the same way when you select a background colour.
FOREGROUND BACKGROUND COLOURS The current foreground colour is shown in the left-hand box and the background colour is shown on its right. You can select colours by clicking in these boxes and then clicking on a colour in your picture with the relevant button.
BUILT-IN BRUSH BOX You can select a built-in brush from here by clicking on it with the left button.
THE TOOL GADGETS These buttons are used to access the various drawing tools. For an explanation on these, see the Tool Gadgets section.
EXTENDED FAST MENU To open and close the Extended Fast Menu (including the colour editor), click on the two arrows at the right- hand end of the title bar. This is the section where all the colour editing functions are found (see the Setting Colours opposite for an explanation).
The Tools These are the buttons to click on for the various drawing tools. You can also use key short-cuts, which are listed next to the icons. Use the left hand button in each mode to draw with the foreground colour and the right button for the background colour.
FREE DRAW TOOL (D) This is the default tool and allows you to draw a freehand line with the current brush. Clicking a second time (or pressing D twice) allows you to draw a filled shape. By holding the Ctrl key while drawing, you can go back and edit parts of the line which aren’t quite right.
DOTTED FREEHAND DRAW (S) . I Allows you to draw a freehand dotted BBBwrr .1 line. Clicking again (or pressing S twice) switches to the airbrush tool. To set the size of the airbrush, select it with the right-hand button, then drag the area to the required size.
LINES (V) This is used for drawing straight lines.
Click on the start point and drag out the line, releasing the button to stamp it down.
Clicking again (or pressing V twice) allows you to draw lines surrounding an area, which will be filled when you click on the start point.
ARC (Q) ?
Works like the line tool, except you can bend the line to form a curve.
RECTANGLE (R) Allows you to draw a rectangle. Click on the bottom section of the icon (or use Shift-R) to switch to filled rectangle mode.
ELLIPSE (E) a Allows you to draw an ellipse on screen.
Click on the lower section of the icon (or use Shift-E) for a filled ellipse.
CIRCLE (C) m Allows you to draw a circle on screen.
Click on the bottom half of the icon (or use Shift-C) for a filled circle.
TEXT (T) M Allows you to type text in the current font. Click on the icon with the right button to call up the Load Fonts requester.
FILL (F) Fills an area of the screen with colour.
The first mode is Background fill, which until it hits another colour. Clicking again (or pressing F twice) selects Boundary Fill. To use this, you must next click on a section of the boundary to the area you want to fill. The program will now fill until it hits that colour.
MAGNIFY (M) Opens a window containing a magnified view of the area that has been selected.
On the window are tools to change the size of the window and the magnification which can also be changed using and .
CUT (B) M This allows you to cut out an area of the screen to use as a brush. The first option is the scissors tool. This allows you to cut out a rectangular area. Clicking (or hitting B) twice selects lasso cut, which works in the same way as a filled freehand shape. Clicking (or hitting B) three times allows you to cut out a polygon area (in the same way as drawing a filled polygon).
BRUSH (SHIFT-B) Restores the brush to the last one used.
UNDO (U) Undoes the last drawing operation.
PIX Allows you to ‘pixellise’ areas by drawing with the brush. Use ‘0’ and on the keypad to change the level of pixellisation.
CONTROLLING SPECTRACOLOR JR All the options and control functions in Spectracolor Jr can be accessed via the main control panel (called the Fast Menu) and from one of the six pull-down menus. Some functions open up further windows for special functions. These will be detailed later.
THE MENUS The menu options are selected by using the right button with the pointer at the top of the screen. You can also use key short-cuts (listed in the menus) to select some options).
THE PROJECT MENU Clear Clears the screen to the current background colour.
Load Calls up the file requester to load a picture. You can type in a filename or select it from the main window.
You can select **.*’ to display all files or ‘*.PIC’ to display only files with the extension .PIC. Save Saves your picture with the current filename.
Save As Opens a requester similar to the Load requester for saving a picture.
Save Anim Allows you to save a number of animation frames.
You set the frames to save using FROM and TO as well as whether to save the anim as a continuous loop (some animation programs need this to be set).
Delete Calls up a requester for deleting a file.
Print Calls up a window for printing the current picture using the current Workbench printer prefs.
Setting Colours COLOUR SELECTION SQUARES These show cross-sections of a three-dimensional colour ‘cube’, with white dots showing the location of the current colour. You can select a colour to use from any square by clicking on it.
HSV SLIDERS These are used to edit the hue (colour shade), saturation (amount of colour) and valence (brightness) of the currently selected colour.
THE SPREAD GADGETS You can create a spread of colours using these. Select the first colour, click on RGB gadget or HSV gadget and set the target colour to create the spread. Note the subtle differences between an RGB spread and an HSV spread.
R::,: RGB SLIDERS THE COPY GADGET Allows you to copy the current colour to another register.
THE SWAP GADGET Swaps the current colour with that of another register.
These allow you to edit the amounts of red, green and blue in a colour.
The white dots show the current value of each slider, with the bar displaying the spread of shades currently available on each colour.
Video Displays the screen without any menus or windows.
You can press I in this mode to turn interlace on and off, which is useful for recording animations to video.
About Displays information on Spectracolor.
Quit exits the program.
THE PREFS MENU Screen Mode Sets the screen mode to use for painting.
Exact Color The Luminosity window is used to set up lighting effects to use with the Wrap functions, emulating a light source for the 3D effect.
DIRECTION Allows you to move the light source point in an imaginary hemisphere around the subject.
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whether to use the whole range of shades across an object.
Fast Menu Calls up the Fast Menu Base Colors Calls a sub-menu allowing you to select where the 16 ‘Base Colours’ (which Spectracolor uses for HAM calculations) should be taken from, along with functions for configuring the picture to use the new colours.
Alternate Accesses a menu used for moving to, or creating, new screens to use as spare pages or animation frames. The command to play an animation is also found here.
Font Calls up a menu for loading fonts, setting the type style or freeing memory used by a font.
DITHER Sets the amount of dithering to be carried out when rendering a lit object.
Lighting CONTRAST Adjusts the contrast between the light source and the subject.
INTENSITY Adjusts the brightness of the light source.
LUM ON OFF Switches the Luminosity function on or off.
BACKLIGHT This sets whether the light source is in front or behind of the subject (the values in the direction panel change from 0-90 to 90-180).
FINE SHADE Adds extra smoothing routines to the rendering process.
This may not be useful on some objects.
Uses the current colour as it stands and affects adjacent pixels, rather than using the base colours to affect the current colour.
Keep Undo Keep Brush Allows you to use the brushes and Undo command from the Fast Menu. If memory is low, you may want to turn these off to save memory.
Fast Brush Allows you to draw more freely with a cut-out brush.
The function requires more memory than normal brushes and only works with Trans mode off.
Clear to First Clears the screen to the first colour in the palette.
Load Prompting Switches the ‘Yes No’ panel which asks for size changes when loading on or off.
Coordinates Toggles a coordinate display in the Fast Menu title bar.
Workbench Allows you to open and close the Workbench.
Follow Mouse Drawing functions follow the mouse path exactly).
Mouse Speed Sets the speed of movement of the mouse pointer.
Screen Offset Move the position of the screen display.
Save Prefs Saves the current option settings in the Prefs menu.
THE BRUSH MENU Load Calls up a requester for loading a brush.
Continued overleaf Save As Calls up a requester for saving a brush.
Blending Gradients You can create gradient-fill effects to use in the Blend function in the Modes menu, creating horizontal blends, vertical blends or a combination of the two.
Trans Turns the brush’s ‘transparent background’ option on or off.
Solid Turns the brush into a silhouette in the current foreground colour.
Flip Flips the current brush horizontally or vertically.
Resize Accesses a menu containing options for changing the size of a brush.
Rotate Allows you to change the angle of tne brush.
Wrap On This really is one of the most interesting and novel features of Spectracolor Jr. By using this sub-menu, you can wrap the current brush onto a number of shapes.
All of these create a solid, 3D representation of your brush using lighting effects from the Luminosity function. All the functions are carried out by selecting the required shape and dragging the shape out to the required size, with the exception of the cube and contour functions.
The 3 4 cube allows you to wrap the brush around a cube while the *3 option places the brush on each face of the cube. Dragging the mouse in the cube function changes the size and orientation of the cube for optimum effect. The contour function creates a 3D contour map (which can be tilted) based on the brightness of various areas of the brush.
Special This allows you to access a number of special brush manipulation functions, including brush bending, stretching and twisting (forming a spiral).
Tilt Allows you to move and tilt your brush in 3D space.
By selecting this function and dragging the brush around, you can change the pitch, roll, yaw and distance of the brush.
Lum Brings up the Luminosity requester (see ‘Lighting’ section).
Remap Restores the colours of your brush if its palette is different from the picture.
Free Removes the brush and frees all of the memory that it previously took up.
THE SPECIAL MENU Cycle Draw Allows you to draw with the colours cycling through the current palette between your selected foreground and background colours.
Stencil This is used for creating and using ‘masks’ which protect areas of your picture. A stencil is defined in the BAK This button, when set, carries out the blend using the normal colour definitions.
GRD This button renders a blend using a spread of colours between the foreground and background colours.
EXAMPLE BLEND WINDOW This shows a square illustrating the effects of the current blend settings.
CRV Sets the blend to use a graduated curve when rendering a blend. When switched off, the blend will use a 'pyramid' effect using straight line gradients.
AVG VERTICAL GRADIENT BOX You can draw a freehand line here to define the shading to use in the vertical element of your fill.
Sets the blend to use an average of the two axes' curves and the background.
Same manner as drawing a filled freehand shape. You can invert a stencil to protect everything but the marked area.
Grid Allows you to drag out a box defining the proportions of a guide grid. With a grid on, the mouse pointer will snap to the grid’s comers.
Shadow Contains options for adding shadows in the current background colour (complete with effects) as you draw. You can define the offset or use the Relative (in conjunction with the Define Base Size function) to create a shadow offset relative to the size of the drawn shape.
THE MODES MENUS There are two of these Modes menus, one for the background and one for the foreground. They are both the same and carry out the same functions (albeit independently) on each.
Normal Draws normally in all functions.
Blend Blends the current brush (including custom brushes, built-in brushes and filled shapes) with the background in all drawing operations.
Set Opens the blend requester for defining gradients to use with the blend function (see Blending Gradients box for more information).
Add Adds the value of colours in the current brush to background colours as you draw, creating new shades.
DITHER Sets the amount of dither to use when rendering a gradient blend.
HORIZONTAL GRADIENT BOX You can draw a freehand line here to define the shading to use in the horizontal element of your fill.
Swap and Copy Gadgets The arrow pointing horizontally and vertically swaps the curves in the two boxes, while the single arrows copy the other curve into the selected box.
MIN IGNORE GADGETS When these are selected, the blend function will only carry out a gradient blend in one axis.
When this is selected, the lowest point shade of the two curves and background will be used for rendering.
Subtract Works in the same way as the Add function, except the values are subtracted.
Maximum Compares the RGB values of pixels in a brush with those of the underlying background and changes the values to the maximum as you draw. For example, if a brush pixel contains a higher RGB value than the background pixel it covers, the background colour will change to that of the brush pixel.
Minimum Works in a similar way to the Maximum tool, except that the minimum values are displayed.
Use H Changes the hue of any underlying colours as you paint, effectively ‘tinting’ an area with a new colour.
Use H&S This changes the hue as well as the saturation of underlying colours, much like laying translucent film over the background.
And Or Xor Carries out binary calculations on pixels in the brush and pixels in the background to create new colours.
Source These are the options to define where to get the pixels for the drawing operations.
Color is the default value, and allows drawing using the custom brush or palette colours.
Pattern allows you to set a fill pattern from a custom brush and affects BOTH foreground and background modes.
Panto allows you to introduce a second crosshair for a computerised pantograph effect, using the Set function to define the offset.
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A600 smart cards: an end to piracy?
Commodore Germany), but even the largest of software houses are unsure if they will be producing special games.
Although US Gold don’t produce many games themselves, they told Amiga Format that their affiliates (particularly the Americans) are very interested in smart card software. Access, Cineplay, Lucasfilm and SSI are all keen to get some software out on ROM. These companies’ games will lend themselves particularly well to being placed on smart card because they are large, colourful games which use every byte of the Amiga’s memory. US Gold’s official line is that they’re looking into the possibilities, but are waiting to see how well the machine takes off.
This ‘wait-and-see’ attitude is being echoed at Domark, “We’ll see how it sells”, Storm “Seems like a good idea, but we’ve got nothing planned”, Ocean “We’ll see how much penetration the machine gets before committing ourselves” and Virgin “We will produce software for it, but we haven’t got anything planned at the moment”. There are however, some encouraging noises coming from software developers like Bullfrog; Peter Molyneux is very keen on creating smart card software, but is very nonplussed by Commodore’s attitude. He said, “We’ve been supporting the Amiga from the very beginning, so I
find it frustrating when they don’t let the developer know beforehand that a new machine is being launched”.
Peter is keen on getting games like Populous 2 onto ROM because they are so hard pushed to fit extremely large games onto the Amiga.
Electronic Art’s Simon Jeffreys echos Peter Molyneux’s sentiments. He feels that the machine has taken a lot of people by surprise. He revealed that EA are looking into the possibility of smart card software, but he believes the responsibility for its success or failure lays squarely at the software companies’ doors. He said, “If it gets the backing of the (software) publishers then it will be a whole new era for the computer industry”.
Similarly, the CodeMasters are interested in the possibilities. Richard Eddy is confident that their software will start coming out on smart card because, he said, “We are used to cartridge technology already”. Richard feels it is the gamesplayers who will be the ones to benefit from ROM-based games, because software could be so much more sophisticated.
Another Amiga is about to be sprung on the public. The big software houses are complaining of lack of consultation and few are committing themselves to smart card development.
THE MOST INNOVATIVE feature of the new Amiga 600 is its cartridge capability. A ROM slot has been built into Commodore’s latest creation with the hope that third-party companies will develop smart card software. The implications of this are an end to piracy and the possibility of huge games with no loading time. However, if the software industry doesn’t support ROM cards, the A600 will become little more than a slightly shorter Amiga with a snappy case.
In time-honoured fashion, Commodore have largely chosen to just spring the A600 on the software industry. The American arm of the company were speaking directly to several companies (Renegade produced a smart card demo for It’s not all fence sitting though. Richard Barclay at Core (developers of such brilliant games as Heimdcill and Thunderhawk) said they definitely aren’t looking into it. He attacks the ‘wait-and-see’ attitude of the software industry and says they have no plans to create smart card games.
Largely then, the entire Amiga software industry is waiting for someone else to make the first move. Their ambivalence isn’t been helped by Commodore’s dubious launch methods. If Commodore had tried placing a few machines with developers beforehand, the company could have had games all ready to show off, as it is, the ROM card slot on the A600 is likely to be used for little more than storing coinage.
Philips monitor warning The last issue of Amiga Format carried an advertisement with a warning that ‘grey imported’ cheap Philips monitors could be dangerous. We asked Philips UK to set the record straight, and this is what they have told us.
“We’d like to make clear to your readers that, while the monitors are not designed for the British market, they do not pose a risk for users so long as the user ensures that a British power lead, correctly earthed, is used with the monitor.
“Purchasers of the grey-imported moni- Philips monitors: not dangerous! Tors, identifiable by the product codes 10G or 20G, may find that they lack a British power lead and will have to ensure that they earth the monitor properly when changing the lead before use. They will also certainly miss out on Philips' one-year on-site warranty support and, of course, not receive the free F-19 flight simulator which is included with every UK version of the CM8833 monitor.
“All genuine UK monitors have the product codes 05G, 55G or 65G and fully comply with either the British Safety Standards BS415 or BS7002, as well as being approved by the BEAB.” In other words, if you have a cheap grey import monitor it’s not going to blow up on you, but you must be very careful about fitting a UK plug with the earth lead connected up and you cannot expect to get any user support from Philips. Clear?
CAD makes a comeback New versions of the CAD (Computer Aided Design) modelling program Xcad have been given a boost with a new distribution deal in the UK.
DMI (Digital Multimedia Inc), based in Middlesex, will be supplying the new versions of Xcad 2000 and Xcad 3000 from this month, as well as picking up distribution rights to Impulse’s Imagine 2 ray- Affter an absence computer aided design returns to the tracing software, reviewed Amiga in the form of Xcajf 2000 and 3000. This month on Page 138.
CAD has been something of a neglected area on the Amiga for a couple of years, but it does actually offer an excellent alternative to structured drawing or 3D modelling for many kinds of illustration work, as well as providing anyone working for a living in landscape, architectural or industrial design a very good Amiga.altemative. The Xcad program may find a niche as a good alternative to the PC-based industry standard program AutoCAD in professional use, as it saves AutoCAD format and is claimed to operate screen-drawing operations six times faster on a normal 1Mb Amiga than the PC
program does on a fast 386 PC. Prices start from as little as £129 for the entry-level version of the software, Xcad 2000.
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Animators, fame awaits!
International recognition is just around the corner for accomplished Amiga animators, with two more animation competitions currently looking for entries from around the world.
CDTV Psycho follows up in special effects orgy The UK’s best-known animation competition has always been the one held by graphics-orientated Amiga distributors Amiga Centre Scotland to coincide with Edinburgh's international arts festival. However, we've recently been carrying news of a big competition taking place in Italy this month (too late for entries!) And there's now news of two more, in America and Sweden.
The American competition is a well-established event sponsored by the American magazine Amiga World. Winning entries are compiled into a videotape by the magazine, so you'll have to be happy to allow them to publish your work, but on the other hand there are prizes worth a total of $ 20,000 up for grabs. The closing date for entries is October, so you've got plenty of time to get full details from Amiga World at 80 Elm Street, Peterborough, New Hampshire 03458, USA.
The Swedish alternative is on a far more limited scale, with entries constrained to running on a 1Mb Amiga 500 from a single floppy disk.
Again winning entries will be published on a videotape, so one-off publishing rights must he granted. The competition has a US $ 1,000 first prize and is organised by a group of enthusiasts called the TM Design anim.club, which you can join for a fee of US $ 30 per year.
Full details from TM Design anim.club, Emausgatan 29 A, S-722 24 Vasteras, Sweden.
Two new boosts CDTV full-motion video gets The CDXL standard that brings quarter-screen full-motion video to the CDTV has been given two boosts this month plus there's been an announcement of third-party software support for CDTV developers.
One could be all-important in the do-it- yourself line, as American software manufacturers ASDG have announced that their top image-processing program, the much-vaunted Art Department Professional, will be enhanced to give direct support for the CDXL standard.
This will be of particular significance to small developers especially in the USA, where the whole multimedia thing on the Amiga platform has much more in the way of application in business use. CDXL support is provided by an add-on module to the Art Department, which allows it to speedily access frames within a video sequence and help convert it into a suitable animation, even to the extent of adding sound. The CDXL add-on will only be available to registered developers.
Meanwhile, any CDTV developer who wishes to incorporate CDXL motion sequences but simply doesn't have the facilities will be glad to hear that Optonica are now providing a service to transfer video tape from any format into CDXL data, even providing a full-screen HAM background to the quarter-screen CDXL window.
Optonica will translate frame by frame from their professional video equipment, and return a CDTV version complete with synched audio if required. They also provide free link code for you to use in your application and a viewer program that allows the sequence to be displayed just as it will appear in the finished version.
All parties that are interested should write including their business card to Lee Gibson who can be reached at Optonica, 1 The Terrace, High Street, Lutterworth, LEICS LEI7 6BA. Optonica are the originators of the Simpatica Amiga-to-video transfer system and leaders in the multimedia mass-storage development field: contact them for more details.
ASDG (America) 0101 608 273 6585 Optonica 0455 558282.
Psycho Killer from committed CDTV developers On-line was one of the very first CDTV titles to become available, and it's already to get a sequel which has much promise.
Amiga Format was highly critical of the original game: although it was a brave attempt to combine gameplay with a movie-like approach that CDTV should suit so well, we felt that it was a little bit too much like a home video for comfort, with its many screens of digitised graphics shot on location in the home counties. However, it was very popular with buyers all the same.
Psycho Killer 2, by contrast, looks set to break innovative new ground. We've already had a sneak preview and it combines a similar commitment to real- world movie-film basis, but with much improved direction and atmosphere. It also takes the Amiga a step further as a full special-effects unit, many frames of animation having been adapted and manipulated to give some extraordinary and atmospheric effects. It could he the CDTV's first real step into Holly wood- style movie-games: keep an eye out for it soon.
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Education experts explore new ground If you have ever considered buying educational software, you can scarcely have failed to come across the name Fun School, the series of educational programs which dominate educational software in the UK.
Now Europress Software, the manufacturers of Fun School and the beginners’ programming languages AMOS and Easy AMOS (this month's Coverdisk), are set to explore a new approach to educational software.
Whereas the Fun School series have succeeded by a scattergun approach - aiming a pack of six simple educational games at a particular age group, hut with no real cohesion on subject matter - the new disks will be targetted specifically at one subject and one age-group.
One feature of Fun School remains: the disks will be dominated by a cartoon character to lend friendliness and accessibility to the approach. Introducing ADI the Alien, who is used as a frontman for the programs and to introduce a progress-monitoring system without too much pain on the user’s part. Europress Software MD Chris Payne comments “ADI has so much personality that, during testing, young students happily spent long sessions working on the exercises". Sounds promising!
ADI will preside over a range of packages, starting with maths and English programs separately targetted at 11 and 12-year-olds, with the same for 13 and 14- year-olds to follow and French to come later this year.
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Look for a book There's an enormous range of books available nowadays to help you out with any area of Amiga use. From desktop video to programming, from 3D graphics to AmigaDOS and AREXX. But what do you do if your local WHSmith doesn’t stock them?
One smart solution is to contact the UK's biggest supplier of computer books and ask for a copy of their catalogue. Computer Manuals, based in Birmingham, publish their Booklist Magazine four times a year and the Spring 1992 edition is just out. Give them a ring on 021-706 6000 and they'll be happy to put you on their mailing list.
The magazine contains enormous amounts of Amiga-related books as well as lots for other machines. There's even a whole stack of games-related titles which we haven't seen before, which could be fascinating if you're obsessed with the likes of Populous, Railroad Tycoon, Sim City or a number of flight sims.
V-Lab updated already!
The intriguing new composite real-time digitiser V-Lab, reviewed in this very issue (Page 138. Has already seen one software update: and a second is on its way !
Unfortunately we didn't have sufficient time to update our review, but the digitiser is already on sale with Version 1.2 of the software, which includes a number of enhancements, at no extra cost.
Improvements include a substantially larger monitor window, speeded up for improved operation in 16 colours; colour correction features including gamma correction, brightness and saturation filters; new AREXX commands; and a choice when using V-Lab with the Amiga Centre Scotland's Harlequin 24-bit card of using Interlace or not.
Music maestro arrives at last!
We've been waiting for it for a long time now, but it seems that the new AD 1012 sound card from California-based music specialists Sunrize is here at last.
The AD 1012 is essentially a sampling system that operates at 12- bit resolution, allowing sampling rates of up to 100.000 samples a second and recording hours of audio direct to hard disk in real time. It also combines a SMPTE time-code system which will make it ideal for synchronising audio soundtrack with video images.
This kind of sampling power could make it the biggest thing to happen to Amiga audio in a good while. What’s more, the card includes variable filters for input and output as well as an effects unit that works in real time, adding such touches as chorus, echo The Amiga's most serious music hardware and flanging. Ever, the ADI012, is about to appear.
The card also comes with software by the name of Studio 16, which enables the user to cut, copy, paste and mix audio on the hard disk on all four tracks of the system. We're looking forward immensely to getting our hands on one of these, so look out for a review soon.
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GVP's easy A500 accelerator is go!
Great Valley Products, who claim to be the world’s largest third-party manufacturer of hardware for the Amiga, have extremely ambitious plans to win Amiga 500 owners everywhere over to their A500 HD8+. The hard drive, consistently rated as our favourite by Amiga Format is to be released in a new version that will include a 68030 accelerator and it should go on sale this month.
The great advantage of the system is that the accelerator is included in the hard drive unit and so does not require you to mess about with the main 68000 chip inside your Amiga. This means that it can be switched off, retaining the ability to run ordinary 68000 mode and so ensuring complete software compatibility.
Amiga 500 owners can now have a 68030-accelerated Amiga with 9Mb of RAM and a 100 Mb hard drive all in one compact unit that attaches to the edge connector. Short of a proper 24-bit card, there's little reason to upgrade to a larger Amiga.
GVP are also updating many of the other items in their range, with rumours of larger drives to be fitted to the HD8 series at no extra cost and also definite details of many improvements to their range of accelerators and accelerator combos. We'll bring you further details soon: GVP's official UK distributor is Silica on 081-309 1111 but the 68030-equipped HD8 is being advertised at a special offer price by Skegness dealer MCS (0754 610217): prices start at £699 for the 52 Mb hard drive version, £50 off list price.
Opus improved. Can Do can do more!
US niche-market software house Inovatronics have announced new versions of both their leading programs. Directory Opus, claimed to be the best-selling Amiga directory utility, has been tweaked especially to make more of Workbench 2 while the omnipotent multimedia manipulator Can Do is given a general all-round revamp.
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In the new version 3.41 it’s been given enhanced recognition of file types, more choice for customising the look and the operation and a number of enhancements for Workbench 2 users. Upgrades direct from the manufacturers cost $ 7.50 plus $ 6 ($ 2 in the US) shipping and handling charge for anyone who’s got the most recent version 3.22, or $ 29.95 plus the extra charge for older versions.
A number of major enhancements should help Can Do , the extraordinarily flexible presentation program, make its mark.
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Top directory utility Directory Opus is also about to undergo a radical update with a number of enhancements for WB2.
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that, before you can get any worthwhile results out of it, you have to spend months learning how to use creative tools like Deluxe Paint.
Bwe''car Make it ea on yours THE INTRODUCTION OF the Amiga has brought about a revolution, in terms of the capabilities of the machine. Brilliant sound, lovely graphics, and with Workbench 2 a really usable and friendly machine. But a computer is useless without people who can get the best out of it, and that’s where you come in.
Most people who own an Amiga are very impressed with what the machine can do, but less than satisfied with the results that they obtain. It often seems that, before you can get any worthwhile results out of it, you have to spend months learning how to use creative tools like Deluxe Paint before you start producing anything that looks impressive. Which is a shame, because you are the people in control of the Amiga’s future what you use the machine for today helps shape what you can use it for tomorrow.
JUNE 1992 That’s where this feature comes in. Too often, people don’t realise the shortcuts, back alleys and outright cheating methods and they get bogged down in detail, wasting time by doing everything by hand. There’s nothing wrong with high standards - but you want to see quick results in order to gain confidence.
Of course, the average quality of work done on the Amiga is climbing all the time, especially with products like VistaPro 2 (reviewed on Page 150). Nobody can pretend that using an Amiga is a piece of cake from day one. Hopefully though, by reading these pages you’ll gain a few insights into getting better results faster than you ever dreamed possible, whether you’re into graphics, music, desktop publishing or general Amiga usage.
THE LEGAL ANGLES Strictly speaking, you are not allowed to digitise anything with a copyright message on it, so source material for digitising is limited to any images you’ve recorded yourself using a camera (video or film) or sounds you've done yourself. In addition, all promotional material (advertising such as trailers for forthcoming programs) are Public Domain, and can be used freely.
Now, you can go outside of this (especially if what you are doing is for your own private use) but do be aware of the ramifications. Most bodies are not bothered about using the odd image or font, but strictly speaking you should get the written permission of the copyright owner before releasing your work.
The best approach is to use common sense. Do your work first and complete it, and before you release it to public view, send a copy (don't assume the copyright holder will have an Amiga) to the copyright holder, crediting the use of their image or whatever and asking for their permission to release your work. Be persistent and polite, and nine times out of 10 they will say yes.
The problem is that, due to the nature of the Amiga, people have been ripping off copyright left right and centre, and so newcomers assume that it's permissible. Just because a law is largely unenforcable with regards to a computer doesn’t mean it’s a null law. So always get copyright permission before using other people’s work, if you want to be sure that no legal suits will arise in future. You could be the test case... So what exactly do we mean by cheating?
The exact methods vary with what you are trying to do, but the general principles are; find an existing picture, sound, font or piece of clip art, used before by somebody else; edit it to taste; and include it in your own work. There can be legal problems with this if the original designer doesn’t like what you’re doing, so we’ll explain clearly exactly how far you can bend the rules. But never, never rip somebody off word for word and line for line; always add something of your own, otherwise you’ll be rumbled straight away.
Finally, a word of caution. Don’t think that you can cheat and get away with it for ever.
We’re not about encouraging people to cheat as a daily routine. If in years to come you develop your Amiga work into a fully-fledged career, don’t think that you can rip people’s ideas off without being found out. The higher the profile and prestige you have, the less you can cheat - but everybody who gets anywhere cheats somewhere along the line. And don’t you believe otherwise.
You didn’t seriously think that every single Amiga graphic was drawn from scratch, did you? Of course not! But very, very few people can draw without reference to source materials of some kind. It’s very difficult to draw anything without a model or picture of it in front of you. But making your life easier can go much, much deeper than that.
Let’s say that you want a picture of, for example, a person walking along, viewed from the side. You could draw it by hand. But with an Amiga, there are lots of different approaches - none of which is the ‘right' one.
You could do a video of someone walking along, and then digitise each frame from the video into a separate IFF picture. Or you could buy the Real Things Humans pack, which has a ready made colour IFF Anim brush, ready to stamp down onto a background. Or you could take single picture prints, and scan them in with a hand scanner.
Sure, it takes some know how and perhaps some expenditure. But we’re not talking lots of cash, and this feature has been designed to help you spend money wisely.
Understand that there is a huge amount of material that is easily obtained already - you don’t have to spend a fortune on hardware to start using other people’s pictures and sounds, and that’s because of the system known as the Public Domain.
The PD, as it’s usually called, is a huge pool of programs and files donated by Amiga enthusiasts for the use of Amiga enthusiasts.
Now, I’m not going to say it’s free, because it isn’t. It is, however, the cheapest way of getting some data to play with.
The PD is maintained by companies called libraries. These vary in size from one person operating out of their living room up to fairly large groups like 17 Bit, who got so big they managed to form their own software house, Team 17. But that’s a different story. PD libraries are in business to collect programs and data disks, old and new, to redistribute to whoever asks for them for a small fee to cover postage and copying charges - typically just one or two pounds.
The PD libraries always have catalogues, sometimes printed but mostly on a disk. It’s usually much easier to browse through a disk catalogue - for instance, you just ask it for all the disks with DTP in the description, and it will give you a list. Bearing in mind that some PD libraries have literally thousands of disks, it can be very time consuming to go through a list on paper.
The picture below was produced with the aid of some Real Things coloured animbrushes.
Notice how the zebras are all copies of the same shape. It's amazing what you can do with Deluxe Paint and some clip art.
If you want to cheat hardest, there is another option too. Say that you have a game or a PD demo, which has a picture or a sound sample on it. Now you most probably won’t be able to load the data straight from the floppy disk, because it will almost certainly be embedded in the program. By using a utility called a ripper though, you can scan through 028868 U UU UU UU UU I U UU V~Z U1 XU UU III i i i I I i I I I I I I I 8 00 82 80 00 F2 80 84 81 18 00 .. 0 02 82 36 0F 80 03 49 FE 06 83 ..6......0...I... 6 00 00 66 00 00 00 00 B7 38 00 H 0. 2 08 00 80 00 00 02 88 F0 00
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The Amiga’s memory, and take out what you can find. More on rippers later.
A growing amount of companies are realising the huge potential of selling clip art, samples and fonts for use in existing software. After all, it’s much easier to set up data disks than it is to write software.
Notable players in this area are Real Things, who release animbrushes for use with Deluxe Paint or similar paint-and-animation facilities. In the cheating stakes, they are leagues ahead, because what they do is so flexible and adaptable to different people’s needs.
However, Zero-G are now providing ready made sound samples, Genisoft can offer ready made clip art as can Digita International and, most importantly, Agfa releasing a range of Compugraphic outline fonts on the Amiga are all pointing towards a huge growth area, which has been built up on the efforts of PD enthusiasts in the early years.
Often, you’ll come across an image or hear a sound and think “I could make use of that”.
The Amiga has unrivalled capacity for using real-world images, but understand that the basic machine can only display pictures and play sounds - if you want to read them into the machine, you will require some additional hardware gadgets.
The reason for this is that the Amiga is a computer, and computers only understand numbers (digital information) whereas real world information is stored in relative terms (analogue information). Such hardware convertors are classed as analogue to digital convertors, or digitisers for short. Three main types exist; the video digitiser, for grabbing pictures from a video recorder or camcorder; the sound digitiser, usually called a sampler, for converting sounds from a microphone, CD or music tape; and the scanner, for reading in flat pictures and other printed material.
Obviously, exactly how much of this real world material you use determines how much you have to spend. If you just want to get into the game, for instance sequencing sampled sounds, then a PD utility like ProTracker 2 (reviewed on Page 159) or OctaMed and a couple of PD sample disks will do the job. If you have a huge stack of Cds and want to grab individual sounds, then a sound sampler cartridge is a must.
A word of caution. Remember that digital representations of the real world are very large in computer terms. Don’t think that you can happily use lots of interlaced, overscan, larger than normal colour images on a 1Mb Amiga.
If you have such a machine (and most people do) it’s a good idea to use images with fewer colours or short sound samples, to get around memory limitations.
The thing to remember is that although a standard 1 Mb Amiga can play songs and show pictures, to edit or create such productions, you will face some limitations. Nonetheless, it’s well worth seeing just what the basic machine can do - and for that, all you need is a copy of Deluxe Paint, a bit of clip art perhaps, and some time to see how to rearrange and use material done by somebody else.
The good thing about the Amiga is the standardisation of data formats - in other words, if you take a picture done with SpectraColor Jr from this month’s disk, you can load it into any other HAM (4,096 colour) paint program.
If you work with short sound samples and pictures with just a few colours, compatibility is even better. So start thinking, not about how you do things (we’ll get to that later) but about what you want to do: general graphics work, sound and music, or DTP.
There's an awful lot more you can do with pictures than just twiddle around in Deluxe Paint, and it can be easy to get amazing results... TWEAKING IT Graphics GETTING IT For the budding “cheater” there’s a huge amount of graphical stuff, just begging to be copied over to your Amiga. There are two basic places where you’ll find graphics to cheat with. The first is on paper: literally tons of artwork is available for you to scan in and retouch. Magazines and newspapers are full of the stuff and if you pick the right images you won’t break any copyright laws. If you’re not intending to reproduce
“borrowed” images exactly, or pass them off as your own, you can find useable pictures everywhere: adverts, flyers, posters, books, and even junk mail. To transfer them into your Amiga, you’ll need access to a scanner (either a flatbed or a handheld machine) and some controller software which is usually the Amiga-specific part.
Once you’ve grabbed an image, whether it’s a scan or a video-grab, chances are you’ll need to tweak it a bit to make it useable. Virtually all hand-scanners digitise in black and white, using half-tones (tiny dotty patterns in varying densities) or grey scales (colour tones represented in 16 shades of grey). It’s pretty likely that you’ll want the finished Amiga image to be full-coloured, so you’ll need an art package (like Dpaint) to re-colour it. It’s easier to colourize grey-scale images (especially in HAM mode, though it can take a while) than half-tone monochrome images (which can be hell
to work with if there’s a lot of tonal variation). With scans, you may find you have to resize the image to fit onto the Amiga screen; they may be scrollable in Dpaint, but that’s not much use if you’re concocting a stand-alone demo.
Re-sizing is also best done with Dpaint's size function (and you can use the left Amiga key to keep the aspect ratio of the image the same while you size it).
With video images (which can be either colour or monochrome) there is generally less work to do, but unlike scans, video-grabs often have unnecessary background details which you may want to cut out. This kind of work is also best done in an art package like Dpaint. It’s possible that you may need to reduce the number of palette colours used by colour video-grabs, especially if you intend to combine various video-grabs on the same screen. The background to . . . „ . Foreground (BG»FG) com- This picture, by our very own Maff Evans using Deluxe Paint IV, , . , . 4 r , .
Started life as a black and white scan af King Tut. Using a custom mand 15 the easlest Way of doln8 palette to turn the grey scales into colour is very time consuming, this, as it frees up palette slots.
This is as good as you can get on an Amiga without buying a 24-bit graphics card. This image is from Nik Williams Pictureware library - he uses the quite cheap DigiView Gold digitiser and a Sony M7 broadcast quality camera (list price about £30,000!)
PROBLEMS The second (and most appealing) place to find images is video. Almost all cinema trailers and promotional videos are public domain, so these are the places to grab images of your fave characters like the Terminator or Robocop. You can also grab from TV, the best sources being adverts, news bulletins and sports programs - avoid films. By far the best option is to digitise your own work, but to do this you’ll need access to a video camera or camcorder. This way you can be far more creative, without transgressing any copyright laws, and produce more interesting results.
This is usually because you can set up shots the way you want them to look on your Amiga, and your “actors” can be instructed to stand, move or wibble about as required.
If you try digitising from video material with lots of lighting changes, movement, and an irregular sound track (music videos and sports programs are the worst) you'll see results like this. Blurred, far too much red, and video scan lines breaking up the picture. Avoid this sort of material!
Monochrome half-tone scans are best avoided because they don’t contain any real colour information. The half-tone dot patterns give the illusion of shades, but only because some areas are more dense than others.
Consequently, if you alter one of the two colours, you just get a new overall shade rather than a coloured area. To colour- ize a half-tone image you effectively have to re-draw a new image over the top of the old one - which is nearly (but not quite) as difficult as drawing the thing from scratch. Stick to grey-scale images if possible.
While most monochrome This is a slightly retouched picture of Pixmate in action. Pixmate is an image processor, and is dead handy for taking HAM images down to use less colours or just finding the outlines in pictures.
Video-grabs use simple grey-scales, colour ones are often in HAM mode. Working in HAM can be a nightmare, partly because the memory required is large, and partly because the amount of colours used in the image means that there’s an awful lot of tweaking to do if you want to make changes. If your digitizer expects you to use separate red, green and blue filters when digitising colour pictures (like the Rombo VIDI-Amiga), you will also require an RGB splitter to separate the primary colours in video signals - the digitizer’s software should put them back together in the finished image. Real-time
colour digitizers like the Marcam Frame Grabber 2 don’t need splitters because they are designed to cope with composite video signals.
Do be aware that you are not necessarily limited to pictures produced on the Amiga. Using the excellent CrossDos v4, you can exchange files with the IBM PC type of computers. IBM Pcs don’t use IFFs - they use either PCX, GIF, or one of a number of other formats. There are plenty of PD utilities that will translate PCX or GIF images into IFF for use on the the Amiga - and there is plenty of PC PD clip art available in such formats. If you’re not sure about this different file business, take a look at the In-depth Explanation box, contained within the Answerfile section on Page 203. That should
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TWEAKING IT ?0 Users of MIDI equipment can upload, edit and store sounds to use on synths via their Amiga using a patch editor librarian package such as Dr T's X-oR.
END POS EMU iLOOPl 188881:81 START POS 188881:011 J= 240 t 2 3 4 5 i 7 3 3 10 It l 13 H 15 16 LI L2 R1R2I Sequencer One When loading pre-prepared sequences in Standard MIDI File Format, you have to make sure that you load in the correct file-type, otherwise things could go disastrously wrong with the tune!
Sound and Music GETTING IT For creating music on the Amiga, there are two areas that need to be taken considered: the music sequence and the sounds used to play it. For the main part, music sequences tend to be written by users themselves, but there is another option. MIDI users can buy disks containing sequences of famous tunes, from modem hits to classic oldies. These are supplied in MIDI File Format, which can be read by most MIDI sequencer programs. Pretty much the best range of Amiga MIDI disks is available from Trycho Tunes (marketed by Zone, the UK distributors for Dr T’s Software).
As for sounds, well this covers a much wider range of possibilities. Synth users can use patch editor programs (such as Dr T’s X-oR) to load up pre-prepared disks of sounds and dump them onto your synth. Those without MIDI equipment will have to rely on Amiga samples. Sure, you can create sounds just using the Amiga’s synthesis capabilities, but try creating vocals this way - you won’t get far! Disks full of samples are available from Sample CD company Time and Space and Gajits (who brought us Sequencer One), although for the most part getting your own is a much more flexible system. A number
of sampling packages are available (ranging from around £30 to over £200) and with a decent sampler, you can grab some interesting sounds from Cds, videos or the real world (using a microphone).
Again, you can get extra help by buying Cds full of samples ready for you to grab - saving you the trouble of finding someone who’s willing to set up a drum kit next to your Amiga to sample a snare drum!
Samples, you must make sure that the sound can be played in the required range, and that percussion sounds are correctly configured to play in the right place.
Another point to watch for is editing the sounds themselves to get them to fit a particular song.
Drum loops supplied on sample disks may have to be edited slightly so that they loop properly and instrument sounds may have to be re-tuned so that everything plays in the correct key. Audio Engineer Plus (and Audiomaster IV) have special capabilities for changing the length of a sound without changing its pitch (and vice versa), which makes tuning instruments and arranging the timing of drum loops incredibly easy. In the main, samples supplied on disk will already be set up, requiring you to simply edit the right start, end and loop positions, but some more care is needed when sampling sounds
yourself from different sources. Using sample Cds is fairly simple, since the sounds and loops will be separated individually and most of them will have been tuned already. In this case, all you’ll have to do is record the sound you want, trim off any excess before and after the sound and set up a loop (if one is needed). For other sound sources (such as video) you will have to take more care when isolating and cutting out the required section of sound, but this comes with a little experience.
Whatever sources you use for getting music and sounds, you will have to do some editing to get things to sound exactly the way you want.
MIDI sequences pre-prepared on disk may be all very well, but you’ll have to set up the relevant MIDI channels and sounds (either on synths or internal samples) to play them back! Mainly, this is a matter of taste, so you can set them up how you want, but you’ll still have to adhere to a few principles (for example, the drum sequence has to use drum sounds and the bass has to have a deep, solid sound). When using Amiga If you're serious about sampling on the Amiga, then the latest version of Audio Engineer is pretty much the bee's knees. It does cost a lot, but for your money you get the
best editing facilities and sound quality possible.
To use Amiga samples, the main point to make sure of is that they are of the right format to fit the sequence. Most sequencers will accept IFF samples, but some programs need them saved into a specific format (see this month’s Answer File on Page 203 for an explanation of various file formats). For example, Sonix has to have the waveform stored in multioctave format before it will play over the full range of notes, as well as each sound having to be passed through the sound-editing page and resaved to get the sound shaping and editing controls working on an instrument. To save confusion (and
aggravation later on), make sure that the correct sample format is set when you save a sound (including whether it should loop or not), so that you can load it into your sequencer. This involves careful studying of the sequencer instructions (and a little experimentation) so be patient!
The easy ways in music are incredibly easy, because so much has been done for you... PROBLEMS Using sound and sequence files supplied ready-made on disk shouldn’t cause too many problems, since they will be (for the most part) be saved in the right format for the majority of programs. Unfortunately, not all sequencers have the ability to load in Standard MIDI File Format sequences. The option to do this is usual called IMPORT MIDI (or LOAD MIDI FILE) and can access two types of sequence. File Format 0 reads sequences that have all the data on one track, whereas File Format 1 can recognise data
on a number of tracks. Make sure that you select the right type for the file, otherwise the data could come out rather... well... oddly to say the least!
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GETTING IT Getting source materials is pretty easy for DTP.
You're looking for extra fonts (the typefaces used to print
letters on pages) and clip art (small pictures, similar to
logos, that give the eye a rest). There are two types of each,
called bitmapped and proportional.
Bitmapped fonts and clip art are by far the most common. Bitmaps are true computer graphics, consisting of little blocks of colour (pixels).
Bitmapped computer graphics on the Amiga have a standard file file format, called IFF. The trouble with bitmaps is, when you make them bigger in size, the pixels look bigger, and you end up with horrible angular text and blocky pictures. This effect is generally referred to as “the jaggies”. They are not a problem when you use fonts and clip art that are HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF IT DTP is quite similar to other areas, in that to make the most of material you have to keep a record of it. When you get a new font, print it out and keep a record of just what it looks like - the same goes for
pictures. All right, so if you have a hard disk to store the all on then you can copy everything on to that. But plenty of people can't justify the cost, and when planning a page it’s so much easier (and cheaper) to have a loose-leaf folder to ruffle through. It’s simpler than depending on unlabelled floppy disks.
Bitmapped graphics are comprehensively covered in the graphics section, so check there.
Proportional graphics come in three different formats which are not compatible - Aegis Draw (pretty rare in the UK), ProDraw clips and Encapsulated Post Script (usually just called EPSs). It isn’t currently possible to transfer pictures between the three formats. So if your DTP program can't read in the picture, tough.
Fonts are somewhat more tricky. Any font you encounter should be copied to the fonts (or CGFonts, for Compugraphic Fonts) drawer on the disk you start up with. That’s typically the DTP program you’re using, although for people with a hard disk it’s to the drawer fonts (or CGFonts) of the system directory, usually known as DHO:.
The reason for this is simple to understand, although actually doing it requires a fair amount of CLI Shell knowledge. Having the fonts on the disk you boot from means that they are available when you start work.
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Here are a few sample proportional colour pictures from Genisoft. They are done with the Professional Draw program, and you cannot use them unless your DTP system can import proportional pictures from that program.
Small on the page. Proportional fonts and clip art are made up of solid lines, arcs and angles. They are resolution independent, which means that it really doesn’t matter what size you use them at because they always print free of “the jaggies”. Although jaggie free print outs are much preferable to bitmaps, the range of what you can get is somewhat limited at the moment.
The best source for bitmap fonts is the Public Domain - many libraries have sets of fonts to use in DTP systems. However, if you want a certain font (for instance the widely used Times - you’re looking at it now) then it’s better to buy a commercial font pack. Contacts given at the end of the feature on Page 36.
Digita International's new Wordworth clip art disks are simple two-colour brushes, in IFF format so they would be "jaggy" at a large size - but they can be used with virtually any Amiga DTP or graphics program.
There are five different kinds of proportional font usable on Amiga DTP systems, although in the computing world there are several more variants. The main types are Agfa Compugraphic (the fonts on Workbench 2 are of this type), Adobe Postscript types 1 and 3, and Soft Logik’s own PageStream fonts. The only difference between type 1 and 3 PostScript fonts is that type 1 are encrypted - however, Adobe recently released the specification, which means that it is now legal to create your own Adobe fonts.
Agfa Compugraphic fonts are machine specific, and cannot be transferred between computer systems - you cannot use IBM PC CG fonts on the Amiga. Also, the Compugraphic format is a closed system, that is you cannot design your own fonts in this form without Agfa’s permission. However, there is a utility on Professional Page called Font Manager, which can convert Adobe Postscript 1 fonts into Compugraphic form. The only alternative way of getting new CG Fonts is to buy them.
Postscript fonts are easier to work with, in that they do not change between machines. Mac Postscript fonts are especially easy to get going on the Amiga, but there are problems with IBM PC Postscript fonts. Specifically along with the actual font file you need another file with the same name but with .AFM (Adobe Font Metric, which contains the relative sizes and kerning of the font). IBM Pcs use .PFM files for the measurement information, and so you need a PD utility called PFM2AFM. The only place I know of that has it is the 01 For Amiga bulletin board.
Beware of having a font collection that is too large. Fonts take up memory space, and are loaded in addition to the DTP program you are using. It slows down loading the main program, and when using fonts with paint packages it can take ages to read all the fonts in.
Active Cheating HOW THE HARDWARE WORKS A description of how cheating devices operate is in order. Sound samplers are the simplest to use.
Simply connect a hi-fi or ghetto blaster headphone socket to the sampler, play your music and hit the record button on the sampling software. You can plug a microphone into the sampler, and record live sounds like splashes, thuds and similar effects.
Hand scanners are nearly as simple, although in our experience there is always some difficulty in setting them up. The Sharp JX range of colour scanners are a different kettle of fish, being easy to set up and having half-decent manuals and software that doesn’t crash. Because scans grab large amounts of memory, it’s not suprising that they are a bit cantankerous - but for reading in flat images to your Amiga, they are the best (and a must for DTP enthusiasts).
Video digitisers tend to be the worst offenders for getting decent results. This is down to the quality of videos that are used to grab pictures from. Commercial video releases are usually degraded, to give an acceptable picture on a TV but a poor video signal for copying or digitising.
The best results are obtained from material that you’ve recorded yourself, or from a video camera.
The quality of your source material is just as important for scanners and samplers. Try to sample from Cds, rather than tapes or vinyl.
Images to be scanned have to be perfectly flat, with high contrast - blurred, subtle images digitise badly. Don’t blame the hardware if your source material is of naff quality!
One of the great bugbears of the Amiga is that, when you want to use your sampler scanner digitiser, you have to unplug your printer. And vice versa naturally.
SPENDING MONEY WISELY Before you splash out on loads of hardware, get a list of priorities together and decide whether you have the resources to cope. For a sampler to be worthwhile you do need either a fairly good music collection or lots of live sounds to digitise. If you’re into DTP then a scanner is a must, but if you’re just beginning then buy some PD clip art first, to see what results you can expect.
Video digitisers are difficult to judge, because unless you have a video camera or a large stack of videos with decent signal quality, then they just aren’t worth it. Also remember that only framegrabbers can digitise a picture from moving video, otherwise the frame has to be paused - how good is the freeze-frame on your video recorder?
RIPPERS One very important point about the Public Domain is its incestuous nature. Everybody copies everybody else’s fonts, images and sounds, even if they are embedded within PD demos which are not written onto disks using the standard Workbench format. How is this possible?
The reason relies largely on the Amiga’s specific design.
Whenever you reset the machine, by pressing the Ctrl key and the two Amiga keys that are either side of the space-bar, the machine stops running the program in memory and sets itself up to load in a new disk.
However, it doesn’t actually clean out what is contained in it’s memory (RAM).
We still haven't managed to get our grubby mitts on a mark III Action Replay, but we were suitably impressed with the mark II
- it really is the best ripper cartridge you can get for the
Amiga.
Within the PD are dozens of programs called rippers, which can look through memory and find the bits of sound and pictures that were running when the machine was reset. There are also hardware devices to do this, but I’ll talk about them in a minute. Check out the Hunter III ripper on this Coverdisk to see exactly what they can do.
With the advent of sampler technology, few people really care about breach of copyright of sound. Images are a different case - if you use a ripper for this, you must change the material gained or get accused of blatant plagiarism. If everybody did it, then nothing original would ever be created again - but the present moderate use of rippers is probably beneficial in the long term.
The Datel Action Replay III is the ultimate in rippers. It’s a hardware device that plugs into the left-hand side of an A500, or inside an A1500 A2000. You can scan memory for samples and grab pictures with it as software is running. Some software looks for it and won’t run with it connected. Furthermore, a lot of software clears itself from memory during a reset, making it fool-proof against software rippers too. Cheating can be a real time waster occasionally... If you're really, really strapped for cash, the Datel Digitizer II is the best budget buy at only £89.95. Available for A500,
A1500 A2000 and Plus machines, you get reasonable results at a price that's right. Easy to use too.
On video cameras; Rombo’s Vidi Amiga, Newtek’s DigiView Gold and Datel’s digitiser work quite well with mono (black-and-white) video cameras, using a set of colour filters. However, you’ll need a tripod as well, to hold the camera steady when swapping between filters, and the subject image has to be completely still.
The best resources you can have are some local friends who share the same interests. If your mate’s got a decent video camera, and you buy a digitiser, then perhaps you can develop a useful digitising system without spending an arm and a leg. PD swapping becomes a possibility - you don’t need to go to a library if you know someone who already has a copy of a PD disk!
A hand scanner will give you the best raw material to start work on. OK, so most people can only afford a black-and-white one (if that) - but it's easier to get good results than with a digitiser.
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Public Domain demos and Rippers The best suppliers arel 7 Bit Software, 0924 366982 Real Things AnimBrushes RGB Studios, 0825 732666 Wordworth IFF Clip Art Budget Scanners There are a few makes of hand scanners, from manufacturers like Datel and Golden Image, but the best one you can buy without a doubt is the PanDAAL. Scans look crisp and the moire patterns you sometimes get with the other makes are much reduced.
Of course, the PanDAAL scanner does cost more than the others, and if you’re really squeezed for cash then the Datel one will do. But Pandaal’s offering was clearly the best in the last round up of scanners that we did (Issues 22 and 23), and the fact is that PanDAAL are in the final stages of Without a doubt, the Pandaal scanner pictured here releasing a new, even better version that is the best of the black-and-white type of scanner. Should settle the matter once and for all.
One very important point to remember is that all hand scanners are black-and-white only - you cannot scan colour images with them.
You can, however, get 16 shades of grey, so you can use colour images to scan from. Just don’t expect the images you see on screen to be in anything other than black and white!
Budget Samplers In the lower end of the sampler market, there are a few of options available, but for ease of use and decent results, you need to choose carefully. The two most frequently used (and most impressive at the price) are New Dimensions’ Technosound Turbo and MicrodeaTs successor to Master Sound, Stereo Master. Both of these systems cost less than £40 and give pretty good results for the money. Technosound is aimed more towards the beginner, with a friendly colourful display and all manner of helpful hints and tutorials to get you going. Stereo Master is more or those who have some
experience with samples, presenting the user with a slicker, more modern appearance and a whole host of special effects to mess around with.
If you do plump for a cheaper sampling package, it shouldn’t limit you too much in the long term. You can always upgrade your software to something like Audiomaster (currently at version four), which is a version of the Audio Engineer Plus program which can be used on a number of different sampler types.
Budget Digitisers There are three digitisers to look out for. The Datel Video Digitiser II is the cheapest, and provides quite acceptable results. Vidi Amiga has more comprehensive software, and can easily be setup to record a set of images in quick succession. Newtek's Digiview Gold produces the best pictures (the software routines for decoding video must have been written by a genius). However, it is much slower at producing pictures.
Whichever you buy. None of them will grab colour images. You can buy a separate box called an RGB splitter. This splits a colour video signal into the different red, green and blue pails.
The best one to get is Rombo's Vidi RGB. Which is designed to work with Vidi Amiga and the VidiChrome colour software, but will work with other types. However, if you are using a digitiser in this manner, you must be grabbing from an unchanging video signal, either a video recorder on pause or a colour video camera pointing at an unmoving subject. The quality of pictures that you get depends roughly on how expensive your video equipment is.
FJj the easy way When it comes to scanning in colour, you are at present limited to the Sharp JX range of scanners. A shame, but the quality you get from them is truly excellent.The JX100 will work with any Amiga, although at least 4Mbs of RAM is recommended - colour scans take up lots of memory. The driver software for the Sharp scanners was written by ASDG. The same people who produced Art Department, and is very simple to use.
However, the JX100 can only scan images of A5 size, which is a bit on the The Sharp JX100 is the best colour scanner which small size. To get A4 size, you need to get can be fitted to any Amiga. Bit small though. Professional Scan Lab II. Which can only be fitted to A 1500s, A2000s or A3000s.
ProScanLab II costs in the region of £3,000. But you do get a Sharp JX300 flat-bed scanner thrown in for that price. This can scan at 24-bit colour resolution, giving a palette of 16 million colours. 4 or 5Mbs or RAM is recommended, and even then you're pushing it a bit. Currently that's the limit for Amiga scanning - although Epson are releasing something similar.
High-end Samplers At the top end of the Amiga samplers market, there is only really one option - Ramscan's Audio Engineer Plus. Weighing in at just over £200. This package contains the best sampling hardware available (with individual input gain controls, printer pass through and superb sampling quality) along with software that boasts some near-professional features, such as four times oversampling, an adjustable digital filter and time-stretch and pitch conversion capabilities. The system is extremely easy to use.
The top end of the Amiga samplers market is but otters superb samples for you to use in pretty much dominated by Audio Engineer Plus. Music packages or your own programs.
For 2000 users that want to make use of some serious sampling applications, Sunrize's Studio 16 is a rather impressive system. The program is designed to make use of a special digitising board that fits inside the 2000, which brings the Amiga's sound capabilities up to full 16-bit digital audio. The system can be triggered via MIDI and effectively turns your 2000 into a dedicated sampler (something like Akai's S950 and SI000 studio samplers).
High-end Digitisers If you want to grab colour video images from a moving video, then a framegrabber is what you want. The best all round variant is the Marcum, which is a European licence of the popular American Progressive Peripherals and Software product.
The Marcam is very clever, in that you can use it with any 1 Mb Amiga, and you can actually view the video you are grabbing from as it is playing. This is achieved by a couple of cables hooked up between your computer, the framegrabber and your monitor.
There is a better framegrabber available now, called Vlab (it's reviewed on Page 130).
However, the trouble with Vlab is that it needs Kickstart 2 and will only work in an A1500, A2000 or A3000. It's much easier to setup and use than the Marcam effort, although the preview option isn't so good. Still, it's results that count, and Vlab certainly packs a punch in this area.
The Marcam frame grabber has manual controls excellent software, but a price tag of £500.
If you're video professional working with Y C systems, then the people to speak to are Amiga Centre Scotland. There is a choice of Y C digitisers. They're usually built into 24 video cards.
Getting Organised High-end Scanners First a public service announcement - this phrase originates with the armed forces, so it's a bit on the rude side - people of a gentle disposition should skip to the next paragraph. “The Rule of Ps” are the wisest advice for any undertaking; Prior Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance.
Hopefully, you should have some good ideas by now about how to improve what you do with your Amiga. But before you start anything, always have a plan on paper - not just a few scribbled notes. Revise your plans, thinking around problems before they happen. Think long term as well as short term, building up a number of finished projects to show to prospective employers.
In the past, the Amiga has been pretty much ignored (rather unfairly, might we add) in the professional field (whether in music, graphics and animation or DTP), in favour of machines such as the DTP standard Apple Macintosh, the animation favoured PC and the music-studio stalwart the Atari ST. However, these days things are starting to change. The relatively low cost of the Amiga, along with its wide user base and extensive range of extremely impressive applications is starting to attract notice from all walks of life. Graphics and animation are taking off thanks to the advent of True-Colour
cards and easy-to- use art systems, music software is appearing to beat the ST (not to mention bands like Urban Shakedown creating entire singles using only the Amiga's sound capabilities) and friendly (yet powerful) DTP systems are making it possible for anyone to be a publisher.
The next few years (judging by Amiga Format's performance and Commodore's sales figures) are going to see a helluva lot of people who can use the Amiga well, as well as a wider range of designing, animating and composing systems appearing to strengthen the Amiga's position as a powerful all-round machine.
Hopefully this will result in Amigas being a commonplace sight, not just as a prop on the telly and in films but on the street, in shops - throughout normal life.
The Nineties will see an explosion in what the experts call “Multimedia". These are computer-based information systems, displaying images, playing sounds and displaying normal text. This is the Amiga's natural area, what it does the best. But for it to be a major player in this area will take the artists, designers and writers who can use the machine - and that's where you come in.
Multimedia won't depend so much on programmers, but on creative types who are happy working with computers.
Who do you think will design the Multimedia Cds for CDTV and the CD-ROM drive? You will! What you must remember is that there are no experts in this area, no ready source of experienced talent. It will take new people with new skills to make it possible - people like you. Maybe. After all, everyone has to start somewhere, and seeing as you're reading Amiga Format, you already have the nexus of a potentially powerful system for almost anything you could possibly create.
Hopefully, this feature has given you some idea as to how you can get started in creating some wonderful artistic creations on your machine, whether you're making letterheads or putting together a magazine, creating a slideshow or creating a video-ready animation, writing a piece of demo music or cutting a hit album, there is a wide range of devices, programs and sources for you to pillage to achieve your goals. The existence of ready-made files for you to use means that even the most hesitant beginner can be given a helping hand into any creative field on the Amiga, so why not give it a go
for yourself?
Right, we've told you where to get the tools and given you an idea of where to go for some files to get you started. You've got the machine, the gadgets are available, the opportunity for fresh talent is there and the real world is ready for the taking. All it takes now is a little bit of practice and you could end up a household name (well... in time, maybe). So just go out there and do it! You could find fame and fortune and have a lot of fun along the way!
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.computers. The sampler cartridge in its stylish fredge shaped box enclosed in this package plugs info the printer and serial ports at the rear of tbe computer and allows you to analyze the sounds coming in, change the way They sound by--using the real time special effects or- record sounds all using devices such as Personal Cassette players, Compact Disc Players etc. Once in the computer AMAS 2’s unique editor'will enable you to edit the sound in practically any way you can imagine and even add some.Special effects to the sounds. Once you have the sound sample how you Want it. You may
incorporate it into your own programs or use Amas 2’s unique MIDI playback controls for replaying the sample from a MIDI keyboard or sirrtilar. .* . ._ '¦ AM AS 2 for the AMIGA Following in the footsteps of one of the best sound' samplers ever produced comes the innovative AMAS 2. With even more features tharr the original Amas which was featured in the Paula Abdul music video "Cold Hearted" This. Package is high in professionalism but low in price. Amas 2’s new digital input controls allow you to adjust tbe input level of your sounds from the software' suite by. Precise adjustment rather thah
by messy’ analogue controls as you would find on other samplers.. By purchasing *this state of the art product which combines a quality sampler , with the'expertise'of over 10 years of software programming, you are purchasing a top quality product in the -knowledge that it is hot only compatible with existing Microdeal products but wjll -also be with future ones.
The Special Effects Software . .: For the first time ever yog can emulate special sognd effects- in rear time just like the sound labs can .for film studios; normally the hardware to produce these effects would cost many times more than this.package. Features on the -FX menu include; : ‘ Built in real time special effects *’ . ’*.* • . Vv . ..
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But before school’s out for summer it’s the dreaded Screenplay end-of-term test. Sadly the mere thought of examinations is enough to send a shiver down the spine of all but the most gifted of pupils. The fear of failure can ruin a person’s life. And none of our lot have the skills required to fill in an unemployment form these days, and a quick check on their school records shows an even sadder state of affairs. But take heart; if they made it - so can you.
Spring is in the air, the Bank Hols are coming thick and fast, but sadly an atmosphere of gloom has descended on the world. Why? It's exam time, that's why. So if you're one of the unlucky bods who faces a summer of studying - forget it, read Screenplay. If you're past the exam-taking point of your life, scoff and laugh at all the poor students, then read on.
Best exam: Work Avoidance (A level) Worst exam: Physical Exertion (B-TEC) Revision material: Eye of the Beholder 2 PAGE Best exam: Applied comedy (O level) Worst exam: Keeping a straight face in assembly (CSE) Revision material: Battle Isle Best Exam: Home-brewing (Bass) Worst exam: Drinking 20 pints and keeping it down (Twyfords) Revision material: A hangover PAGE 66 Best Exam: Welly-throwing (GCSE) Worst exam: Finger-painting (RSA) Revision material: Monkey Island Flunked school? Join the army. Learn to drive a tank and make tea in billy-cans.
If you had a family like the Addams, would you really want to rescue them?
Is the beauty still in the Eye of the Beholder 27 The Ultima-te role-play model.
If you mess around in chemistry, sooner or later Project X will appear.
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Best Exam: Attracting Girls (Advanced) Worst exam: Coping with Rejection (Pitman) Revision material: The latest copy of Amiga Format Best Exam: Hairdressing (Sassoon) Worst exam: Art of Zen (Krisna) Revision material: Deliverance Here's another crop of goodies just waiting for the nuts and bolts to be banged together. Neil Jackson takes a look at the latest... WORK IN PROGRESS Coktel Vision's South American jaunt, Inca, looks set to be both aesthetically and musically pleas- ?. Ing. All you jazz, blues and classical connoisseurs will just absolutely love it, darlings.
Gallic software house, Coktel Vision, have announced plans for a stunning new game Inca. At the moment the project exists only on the PC, as a CD-ROM game, but Coktel Vision hope to create an Amiga version early next year. Inca is a mythical quest set in South America, which uses both 3D real-time animation and digitised graphics. There’s also a professionally-written musical score which uses a host of styles including jazz, blues and classical.
Initial demos of Inca look spellbinding, watch this space.
Also from the Coktel Vision stable, but a lot less gorgeous, is Bargon Attack. Its twee plot revolves around a computer game - called Bargon Attack - which actually comes to life. It seems that for every Bargon (strange, green, alien-type thingies) you shoot in the game, a real Bargon appears on earth. You then hack and slash your way through Paris, defeating a full-scale invasion. Yes, well... Slightly more down-to-earth (or rather slightly-above-it) is Micro Prose's forthcoming simulation, Harrier. Planned for November, Harrier is destined to be the usual high-quality, no-
stoned-left-unturned, technician’s-dream of a simulation. You get the opportunity to fly the legendary VTOL super-jet in three different forms: the radar-equipped AV8B, the night attack GR7 and a special easy-peasy MicroProse version. With the addition of fellow wingmen who have their own flying characteristics. Harrier could be something of a high-flier.
Meanwhile, back in the fantasy world, those chaps at SSI are working on yet another role-playing adventure. Featuring a brand new RPG system. Midnight Sons is reckoned to take graphic role- play to new heights. Complete with full-screen smooth scrolling and highly-detailed cinematic animation, the system enables you to just point-and-click in combat. In the game, you control four characters and a robot on their quest to rescue a group of kidnapped diplomats from the far-distant planet of Monsoon.
Last month we told you about the new software house. Mirage and their Lemmings-basher. Hitmans. This month, they've just announced another game to come from the Humans team.
Imagitec. In September. Called Gadget Twins, this platform arcade is a cartoon-style caper, where you (and a friend, if you wish) control a pair of crazy brothers who retrieve a stolen magic gem for the King of Gadget Land, using yo-yos, boxing gloves and hammers.
Hopefully, the gameplay is better than the plot, but we shall see.
Jonafon Woss would love this next game, also from Mirage.
Dwagons (as it is siekeningly known) is a fairy-tale adventure which uses a split-screen to combine gameplay graphics and scrolling text. You control two dragons, Snort and Snarl, (who obviously suffer fwom the annoying Woss-like speech impediment, but don't have a TV show) in their quest to retrieve the magic Talisman of Power from the Evil Lord Flame. Hang on. This all sounds a bit familiar really, doesn't it. Aha! Closer inspection reveals that Dwagons is another game from Mirage's pet developers. Imagitec. Hardly surprising, really. Ashes of Empire Mirage Expected: May In last month's
Amiga Format, we reported that Mirage were attempting to secure the rights for a program called Ashes of Empire. At that stage, it was all hush-hush, as the deal was still incomplete. Since then.
Mirage have managed to tie up all the loose ends, and Ashes of Empire is definitely on its way. So what's it all about? Well, it's the brainchild of Mike Singleton, creator of Midwinter and Flames of Freedom. And it's based on the recent events in the Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc countries.
Set in a totalitarian empire which is falling apart, it is full of topics like economic decline, old-fashioned industrial nightmares and human rights problems. You control five republics and 40 provinces, and it's your job to bring peace, economic stability and democracy by securing the trust of the population. If you mess it up.
The world could find itself in the depths of full- scale nuclear war.
Carrying on from where Flames of Freedom left off. Ashes of Empire uses elaborate 3D technology to bring you snow-capped mountains, forests, deserts and a host of other environments to deal with. Expanding on the character interaction of Flames of Freedom.
Ashes of Empire features no less than 9,000 separate characters for you to meet and converse with. And the most important ones move around from province-to-province. So you have to chase around to find them.
Mirage hope to bring you the finished game sometime this summer, but in the meantime look out for an in-depth, Next Big Thing?
Preview in Amiga Format, as soon as playable demos emerge.
Lawnmower Man The Sales Curve Expected: Spring '93 Who’d have thought virtual reality would be responsible for reviving a flagging British film industry? Steven King's strange tale about a gardening-obsessed psychopath in a computergenerated environment. The Lawnmower Man.
Is currently creating huge box-office success in the USA and is soon to be launched in the UK.
The film is a British-made, low-budget affair which has surpassed everyone's expectations. Even better news is the fact that The Sales Curve (proprietors of the Storm label) have picked up the licence for Lawnmower Man. And are desperately working on computer-game ideas to coincide with the UK video release. At this stage, they're considering The Bane of Cosmic Forge US Gold Expected: June Dojo Dan Europress Expected: July Shuttle Crazy Cars 3 Virgin Expected: Summer Titus Expected: June Reach for the Skies Virgin Expected: Autumn The Perfect General UBISoft Expected: June amazing feet and
winning smile. Why? Because Kixx. US Gold's low-price label are rushing to release a compilation of four footie- games which all carry the Lineker seal of approval. Inside their Lineker Collection, you'll find such unforgettable classics as Italy I WO, Hot Shot, Footballer of the Year 2 and International Soccer Challenge. But that's not what our man Gary is really after - he wants the special European Championship wall chart which enables him to follow his progress all the way to the final.
But at the other end of the pitch. Elite are charging in with a free kick. They, however seem to be attempting an own goal. How?
Remember the eoin-op machine of two years ago. World Cup '902 Well. Elite have at last managed to convert it to the Amiga, but in a fit of sensible marketing, have decided to rename it European Championship 1992. Highlights include a streaker who runs across the pitch and gets arrested, and an absent-minded player who has a habit of running into the goal posts and knocking himself out.
Strange, but true.
Back in the real world, news has just reached us that Cannon Fodder, Sensible Software"s game without a publisher we previewed in issue 33, has now been signed to Virgin. Look out for this lesson in military madness sometime in the Autumn. Virgin have also picked up the rights to Pool, the latest idea from brainbox Archer MacLean, of Jimmy White’s Whirlwind Snooker fame. In theory it's an easy conversion, but Archer has a few more tricks and japes up his sleeves in time for a summer release.
Well we heard it through the grapevine, that the US animation team responsible for these guys are behind a US Gold release . What a wonderful world it will be eh?
Late-breaking news from US Gold, is that of a link-up with American software house. Cineplay Interactive. Their first release is an amazing new game called Free DC - a futuristic story about a human zoo, set in Washington DC. The really stunning part of the game is the use of full-motion digitised video', combined with Claymation characters (created by the California Raisins team) and recorded speech. Free DC, due sometime in June, took no less than 45 people four years to write, and also resulted in a fully-blown.
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At Palace, they are going just one stage further by telling their stories with live-action digitised pictures. Neil Jackson pays them a visit to check up on the plot.
And Adventures Fact one: film studios are organised chaos, and Palace Software's hastily- prepared set-up is no exception. Lamps and cables litter the downbeat spare office which is beins used for filming Jekxll and Hyde. In an adjoining room, actors and actresses jostle for changing-room space amid row upon row of shelves containing a collector's dream of Victoriana.
"Our aim is CD. We're making a version for disk and an enhanced one for CD. We're keeping all the rushes (the un-edited video footage) because where we use two or three frames on a disk version, we could use the full 50 on CD."
- Tom Lisney, Art Director.
Fact two: this is normal. Behind the camera is one thing; the view on the silver screen is another, never would you think that such quality could come from such disorder. In this instance though, the silver screen is where you'll see this masterpiece. Instead, your BEFORE AND AFTER BUTLER Ben Bazell plays Parkin, butler to Dr Lanyon, the rival scientist who's out to steal Jekyll's secret potion. Ben's first major part as an actor was as Rocky in the original stage version of the Rocky Horror Show. He went on to become a regular presenter for BBC TV's Play School programme for young
children and later toured the USA, Canada, Europe and Japan as part of the English Shakespeare Company. He has appeared in British TV dramas such as The Bill and Van Der Valk.
QUIET ON THE SET PLEASE Being both an exercise in programming and film-making, Jekyll and Hyde requires more than the usual 'programmer, artist and musician' to make it take shape. There are no less than nine full-time workers on the project (and helpers that pitch in Amiga is where Palace hope to run their film - except, it won't be a film. Palace's producer Peter Stone, explains: “We got the idea after Deinoniak. That was an attempt to convey pure fiction in a real-time world with scripted characters, using accepted techniques. The user interface was all-text but for most people that was
unacceptable and too experimental. It worked, but it wasn't a huge success.
"The next stage was to make it almost entirely graphical. We spent nine months experimenting with digitised live action using a Rombo V1DI-Amiga system." And it worked well enough to warrant the filming of Jekyll and Hyde - an ambitious game where you choose the character you want to become.
Choose a personality Peter explains how it works: ''Each character has their own objective. But you don't have to be the mad scientist. Dr Jekyll - you could play Inspector Harris, the policeman investigating Hyde, or Dr Lanyon. A rival scientist who's trying to steal Jekyll's secret formula. You affect the 'world' with actions and decisions you choose to make. There is artificial intelligence for each character (which took programmer Chris Stangroom four years to perfect), so their responses change depending on what you do."
The trouble with so many possible actions and reactions is it means there must be many more graphic images to represent them. This makes filming a nightmare in story-boarding.
I'm an actor To cope with such varied emotion. Palace used professional actors and actresses, from Coronation Street. Minder and TV ads. During filming, each character actor goes through the different expressions and movements that will be used in the digitised artwork. The live- action sequences are shot on broadcast-quality High-band U-matic video for the best possible results. Even then only one frame in 12 is 20od enough to use in the next sta2e: digitis- ing. This is done in monochrome using 16 shades of grey. Each image is recoloured, some stay 16 shades, while others are expanded to 256
colours. When you consider there are 60 to 70 locations in the game, plus 22 characters, that's a heck of a lot of work.
The finished images are combined with the AI routines and scrolling text windows which do the story-telling. Still pictures are used to show which characters have arrived on the scene or are interacting with one another.
You control your character using a dynamic menuing system which lists your options and enables you to build sentences from verbs and nouns. According to Peter (it provides a wealth of possible responses. You can even embark on a campaign of blackmail and violence if you so desire - but beware of the consequences. Other characters may have less- than-subtle ways of dealing with you.
Jekyll and Hyde could be the most exciting project we've seen for ages, and it's breaking ground many software houses have shied away from: live-action interactivity.
Peter doesn't expect to see the game coming together before autumn, so there's plenty of time for things to change and problems to surface. But leavin2 the studio at the end of filming. I couldn't help thinking the most difficult part of the project was behind them.
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Everyone in the universe has played Kick Off and all their close relatives own a copy of Kick Off 2. So Rage Software seem at a disadvantage before the ball is even kicked, in their bid to redefine footie on the Amiga. Just think, they'd have to come up with a whole new look and playing style, all while embracing those Kick O f features that have already become standard.
Luckily, that’s what they seem to have done.
Striker looks and feels different. Its isometric 3D perspective scrolls the pitch face on.
From goalmouth to goalmouth. So Striker actually looks like football and not a planning map for Desert Storm. Other games tried to use isometric styles - Emlyn Hughes and Manchester United Europe - but none have worked.
Mainly because they showed the pitch from the side. Both end and side views work equally well in the centre of the pitch, but the perpendicular approach falls foul in the 18-yard box.
Seen from the side the goals appear small, and shooting on an angle is desperately dependent on luck. Striker though, takes you head on into the goalmouth.
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Software authors have caught the East European disease of late. Gone are the days when a few monolithic software houses ruled the gaming world, now smaller independent outfits are springing up all over the shop. Rage are one of these new breed of coder publisher combos.
While their name is new, they are most definitely not beginners, having worked on some of the biggest titles ever seen on the Amiga.
As Special FX they put together Midnight Resistance, The Untouchables, Robocop 2, Hudson Hawk and the film tie-in that gave movie licences a good name - Batman. If nothing else this proves Rage can turn even average material (a la Hudson Hawk) into cracking games, so hopes must be high for what they can Bringing the wind of change to games do with one of the software? World's greatest sports!
Large sprites and straight-on goals are all well and good but for a sports sim to work, fast and accurate control is required. Rage have that nailed down too. Control is intuitive, with a fair whack of aftertouch thrown in for experienced soal wagglers. Power is easily regulated and is accurate enough to leave you with absolutely no excuse for missing that open goal.
And accuracy is vital. Here the height of a ball really counts. You can see if a player really has a chance to head a ball or if the keeper can be chipped. This adds greater depth to play as Barnes-like crosses from the wing are possible.
Wright-esque defensive headers are vital and Rush-style goal dives are absolutely essential.
The lad done well Gaining this control is surprisingly easy, even joystick dyslexics will manage to trap, dribble and bend the ball. Learning how quickly the rest of the team move off the ball, though, takes time. Currently players from the same team get twitchy if too many group around the ball, but fixing that will be a tweak to an already finely tuned game engine.
If you choose a sweeper system and find that it is a) effective or b) produces attractive flowing football, then drop it. Remember we are British.
Free-kicks and set pieces fall apart with both traditional isometric footie blasts and overhead scrollers, because of the difficulties in guessing where the ball will end up. Their relative lack of perspective robs players of essential visual clues. Here Striker aims to play another ‘gamer friendly’ masterstroke, as all set-piece play is accompanied with a neat white line that show's the flight path of the ball. Naturally, this gives the trick-shot game away in two-player mode, but it makes set pieces a useful part of the offensive armoury!
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The bloke who invented tanks must have been a total nutter. Think about it - cooped up in a tin box, with someone lobbing explosives at you. If that doesn't scare you, step this way. Have we got a surprise for you.
The Yankees are at war again, but this time it's a bit different. As always, they're fighting Soviet tanks but the Russians aren’t involved because they're busy deciding who owns their army. Instead, you're fighting North Koreans because they've just invaded the Yama Yama islands. Why North Koreans? Because they’re the nearest, and the Batley Townswomen’s Guild (Armoured Division) are too busy fighting insurgency in Peckham. As far as Empire are concerned, it doesn't matter who you're up against - just accept the fact that they’re not very nice, OK?
Specific requirements Your task is to liberate the archipelagos and drive out the occupying army. You have up to four units (and four vehicles) under your control, with the option to replenish your forces in between battles. The method of control is similar to Empire’s earlier Team Yankee but with a few enhancements. As before, each unit has three displays: a map, a status display and a turret view. You switch between displays using Workbench-style window controls in the top corner. You can view a single unit’s displays at full-screen size or all four units together at quarter-size. This
lets you keep track of everything, but you need to be able to multi-task your brain to do this effectively.
The chief difference to Team Yankee is the emphasis on management of the whole campaign. Depending on your success in battle, the amount of damage to innocent villages and the speed of your campaign, you receive a variable supply of cash. It's up to you to spend it wisely and guarantee a constant supply.
You decide whether and when to rest your troops to get morale back, or repair damaged tanks. Both actions waste time and allow your opponent to lick its wounds and repair its own damage, making it tougher in the next battle.
The longer you take to wipe them out, the less popular the war is “back home" and the less cash you get. But sometimes losing time can work to your advantage, especially if you're deliberately advancing the clock so you can use the cover of darkness on your next mission. You’re the one who has to make the financial, as well as tactical, decisions on the campaign trail. Be prepared to play the same missions over a few times before you get the balance right.
At first glance, Pacific Islands is a daunting prospect.
It's hard enough to concentrate on one tank group without having to contend with four at once. But a few tactics can make the difference between success and abject failure.
Your first action should always be to read the mission details thoroughly. Occasionally there are clues as to the most likely places you'll be ambushed. More often than not, the direct route is the one the enemy expects you to follow and they'll be waiting near it, usually in the cover of trees. So think about using a longer route which enables you to approach the target DESERT ISLAND RISKS Your guide to tricks, tracks and tank tactics from behind or the sides. You're less likely to get japped on the way.
Often this tactic takes you across the enemy's line of sight, so use a smoke barrage to block the gaps between forests where you're exposed. You have to time the barrage so that it coincides with your arrival. If in doubt, call it in a tiny bit later than you think you need to; You can always make your units wait in the trees until the smoke appears, but if they arrive too late, the enemy will have seen the smoke and already be charging over to find you.
Sometimes you can save yourself a bit of work by using the artillery HE barrage to destroy secondary targets. Call the strike in right at the start of the mission to improve the chances of killing off the target and getting the best from an enemy morale-drop. You should make sure you visit the target yourself, just to make sure it's been totally wiped out and finish it off if it hasn't. Using artillery for static targets like radar installations and fuel dumps is usually more successful than using it against enemy tanks, purely because it's difficult to predict where they'll be. Beware of
using artillery on targets in villages - you may knock out a factory, but you'll probably destroy a church and several innocent houses as well, with a resulting drop in your budget due to excess collateral damage.
Using engine smoke and infra-red battle-sights is paramount in daytime battles. Most enemy tanks don't have any infra-red capability, so you can be reasonably bold when you mount an assault. Another tactic worth employing is driving your units along the tree-line (the 100-metre perimeter of forests) wherever possible. Enemy units are much less likely to see your green hardware if it's on a green background until you start firing in earnest.
There are many targets that are neither primary nor secondary objectives, but they can help you gain an overall advantage. You must concentrate on the key targets or you won't win the battles, but destroying ancillaries like enemy communications radars and military command posts helps your war effort overall.
The enemy also uses many fast-but-small scout units which spot you at long range and then warn their reinforcements to advance. If you deal with these quickly, they can't relay information back to their support troops and your chance of surprise is greater.
There is a tendency towards frustration at the beginning, but Pacific Islands has plenty of staying power. Five islands, make up a total of 21 individual battles (each lasting around 40 minutes). It takes several attempts (and probably about 10 hours) to complete just the five battles on the first island. Even when you've liberated it. You could still have problems later on if you've messed up your tactics or spent too much. Those of you looking for a quick Battlezone-style shoot-out are likely to end up tugging your hair out in handfuls - Pacific Islands is a test of tactical skill first
and reflexes last, but both are indispensable.
Let's talk about tactics Every mission requires thought and planning, and usually at least two attempts to get it right.
The first time you play through the battles you're likely to suffer a few surprises. After a couple of attempts, you can generally predict where the enemy is likely to ambush you. Or where their weakest points are. To prepare you, there's a training ground and it's worth using this (even if you think you're the best J J general since Stormin' Norman), just to get used to the strength of each of your ammunition types. High-Explosive Anti Tank (HEAT) shells are great for popping tanks, but not so good at piercing thick factory walls where sleeved SABOT rounds are more effective.
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It's easy to forget the 'virtual' part of this virtual reality.99 worth considering: you need to be stationary to fire missiles, and the missile-firers are the weakest units of all. This means that you really have to prepare properly when launching a missile attack. Testing it all on the training ground in total safety means that you won't suffer a frustrating demise in the real heat of i the action.
From a player’s point-of-view, it's an uphill struggle, but one that's worth going up.
Because you have to work so hard to complete each mission, it's rewarding when you succeed. Part of this is due to atmosphere - the blend of sprite tanks and forests with vector- drawn buildings and roads gives you the best of both worlds. Frame update speed is high, and so is the detail. It's easy to forget the ‘virtual' part of this virtual reality.
Sound effects also play a major part in the game, and not just for atmosphere. Knowing when you're under fire is vital and the sound effects make it deadly clear. When you hear shells around you for the first time, you're bound to panic trying to locate the unfortunate unit and then the attacker. War poet, Wilfred Owen, summed it all up by describing this moment as “an ecstasy of fumbling" - if you've ever wondered what that meant, play Pacific Islands. Frighteningly realistic, playing is like juggling with smouldering dynamite.
Lose your cool once, and you're dead.
Neil Jackson 0 Pacific Islands Empire ¦ £29.99 A fantastic mix of game-styles: sprites, vectors, action and tactics all rub shoulders without problems.
Realistic enough to know that you’ll never want to be a tank commander in the next Gulf War.
Hours of fun and frustration.
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All the tough targets are heavily defended through Pacific Islands and radar installations (like this pile used to be) are no exception.
They're worth taking a few risks for, but don't come close up to destroy them until the shelling dies down. Or you'll die.
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and hapless pursuer of female attention. A1 Lowe’s touchingly obnoxious anti-hero, forever in search of censored action, spawned a whole series of highly-suggestive graphic adventures. Now Sierra have brought him back with an all-mouse interface and Nineties backdrops. Will he recapture our glands?
At 40, Larry Laffer boasts little more than $ 94, his breath spray and an insatiable appetite for romance. Starting at the seediest hangout in town, Lefty’s Bar, he works his way through dark alleys, garish discos and dubious hotels in search of first love. He becomes intimately acquainted with the ups and (more frequently) downs of life, leaving a trail of broken hearts, windows, or bones in his wake.
More often than not, however, he finds himself the victim of impossible circumstances. It is up to you to solve the plethora of puzzles, so that Larry-turned-hero can embrace the (current) girl of his dreams in the end.
By far the most original and, although hidden beneath a layer of innuendoes, wittiest of the quartet, Larry 1 has now been shaped up to meet today’s standards. Keyboard commands have been replaced by an icon bar along the top of the screen. Current modes are shown by the shape of the cursor and changed by right mouse clicks (look, walk, manipulate, etc), actions performed by left mouse clicks directed at specific objects, people or locations. While friends of the keyboard will deplore the loss of language, others might welcome the straightforward interface.
A literal creep Sporting a jaunty gait, Larry strides up to the counter - except that, in fact, he doesn’t. He rather creeps up to his destination, waddles across the room and exits it so slowly you might be tempted to, say, mow the lawn, format a few disks or ring up a friend in the meantime. Maybe even do all three if you’re installing it on anything less than an A3000.
Willy The graphics have been directly converted from the PC - and downgraded to 32 colours.
A drab, fuzzy scenery is the outcome, with some objects barely discernible. Clear, if placa- tive surfaces (as in the older adventures) and marked lines (as in Willy Beamish) would definitely have helped the player. As it were, you are left to admire the bizarre perspectives, wondering what the locations would look like if properly redrawn.
If fuzziness is the future of graphics, what lies in wait for your ears? Certainly, the sound effects (mostly the ones accompanying the lesser dealings of life) are all there. But without a Roland sound card the music comes out thin, monotonous and uninspired.
Larry comes on four disks and a technical manual, a handful of beginners’ tips and three lewdly suggestive (copy protection) leaflets.
You need two drives or (highly recommended) a hard drive and at least one meg. Even so, the pleasure of playing departs with the first waiting sessions. Instead of setting a role model for modern classics, Sierra prove that sloppy, offhand conversions from the PC can actually do a game more harm than good. The first version of Al Lowe’s classic is far more fun. When will they learn to take the trouble of proper reprogramming that is worthy of the Amiga?
If you can’t lay hands on an ‘old’ Larry 1 and are dying to live the legend, bring along a bulging purse and a huge thermos of coffee. At least the story has lost none of its appeal. Still, unless your machine boasts a turbo card or a 3000 label, don’t even begin to worry about hormonal overdoses... Eva Hoogh 0 Leisure Suit Larry 1 Sierra ¦ £39.99 The original: Larry’s lamentable lovesickness makes for loads of fun.
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The Legend of Darkmoon There we were, having a break, and a rummage through our backpacks, and out jumps a Mantis- man. These insectoid muties may only be armed with tiny daggers, but they don't half move.
When you think of fantasy role- playing games on the Amiga, the name which springs to mind is Eye of the Beholder - US Gold’s massive hit from a year or so ago. According to many, this was the benchmark against which all successive fantasy games would be measured. But now US Gold are following in their own footsteps by launching The Legend of Darkmoon, part two of the Eye of the Beholder story. As a sequel to the best, you’d expect a multitude of enhancements and new ideas. Read on to find out just how far you can take a good idea.
By now almost all games-playing Amiga owners should be aware of Eye of the Beholder. If not, drop this mag now and grab a copy or you’ll have missed out on a truly classic piece of software. The old EOB (as it was known) set the pace for in-game atmosphere, tension, plot and brain-stretching. Since then, though, many games (Knightmare, Captive and Black Crypt to name a few) have attempted to create the same level of excitement but all have fallen short of the mark.
Perhaps this was due to the TSR-approved Advanced Dungeons and Dragons rules, complete with tried-and-tested spells and familiar monsters. Certainly part of its success was due to the atmospheric sound effects and gorgeous graphics which really helped to put you deep in the dungeons.
Auld acquaintances notforgotten The Legend of Darkmoon attempts to pick up where Eye of the Beholder left off. Indeed, you can transfer your original EOB party of adventurers over to the new game, complete with all their baggage. This is preferable to generating a new set of team-members because your old crew are likely to be more highly qualified than a batch of newcomers. Consequently they’ll last longer when the fighting gets really tough (around level four). With an old team, you can storm through the first levels (which “The Legend of Darkmoon is every bit as good as its predecessor
(and a bit better in many places)."
Include a forest and the catacombs of Temple Darkmoon). Some monsters, like the wolves in the woods, vanish after a single good thwack.
But don’t think The Legend of Darkmoon is easy - soon things get a good deal harder and you may not even be sure who you should be hitting. One or two of the monsters you meet may not seem evil or harmful at first.
Usually, these suspicious cases cause a special encounter screen to be displayed. This shows a different view of the character you encounter and a brief passage of text explains what’s happening. You usually have the choice of aid- Skeletal warriors return from Waterdeep to haunt you in Darkmoon, and they're every bit as tough as they were last time. Immune to magic and relentless in their attacks, they can turn even the hardest party into a pile of blood and guts if they surround you.
Ing or attacking the monster, but don’t let looks fool you. Sometimes even good people are vile, vicious enemies underneath.
Real-people power The Legend of Darkmoon also features some enhancements, but for my money there aren’t enough. There are many more short ‘cameos’ which improve the story-telling aspect of the EOB system, but in fairness, they’re not much more than the picture-and-words gimmick of old graphic adventures. One particularly useful enhancement is the new ‘awareness’ of your own party-members. Now, when you pass a secret door or a hidden switch, one of your crew informs you (usually in cryptic terms) in another passage of text at the bottom of the screen. This helps improve rapport with your party.
You start to think of them as individuals, which is a boon to role-players. But don’t push it - if you walk past the trigger square too many times, the messages repeat, making your characters seem a bit fake after a while. At least you’re less likely to miss the important, secret bits of the game, and the messages don’t give too much of the game away too easily.
Beyond this, The Legend of Darkmoon is pretty much the same as Eye of the Beholder.
The graphics are different, but they are in the Exploring English, Maths and French will never be the same again thanks to ADI, the lovable extra-terrestrial who comes crashing into your computer. He will entertain you with his funny remarks, whistly voice and weird facial expressions. He'll congratulate you when you do well and cajole you when you make those silly mistakes.
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Same style, and the sound effects are the same, even down to the twang of the bow and arrow.
Magical stone portals can be found, just as they could in EOB, and they work in exactly the same way, and use the same graphic effects. The animation for the monsters is the same two- or three-frame jerky affair, even though many of the monsters are different AD&D beasties. The hideous floating Beholder (the star of EOB) makes plenty of appearances and is by no means the toughest creature you have to deal with.
Party till you drop All in all, The Legend of Darkmoon is every bit as good as its predecessor (and a bit better in many places), but it’s not quite the kickin’, radically-different mega-game it could be.
Pretty soon, the novelty wears off, and you’re just playing the same old EOB, but with a different plot. OK, so the plot is bigger and better and the puzzles are harder and more time- consuming, but you can’t help feeling you’ve been here before. Even so, if you were impressed by EOB, you’re bound to be impressed by Legend of Darkmoon,. If you only buy one role-playing game this year, make sure it’s this one, because despite a lack of significant improvements, it’s still the best.
For more radical changes, you’ll have to wait until next year - SSI and US Gold are planning EOB3 and they’re mumbling things like “automapping" and “party-member interaction". Oh, and by the way, angelic-looking priests are not always what they seem. Nuff said... Neil Jackson The Legend of Darkmoon SSI US Cold ¦ £35.99
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For years, Traveller was the undisputed champion of science fiction role playing. A game of unprecedented magnitude, there was no aspect of spacefiring adventure that Traveller didn't handle, and handle exquisitely.
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There are 127 detailed worlds to explore with hundreds of cities and millions of square miles.
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Megatraveller 2 uses the PAL system: you are the leader of the party, and the others act as your friends. You can give orders, but acting intelligently based on the skills and the characteristics they possess, they may not follow your instructions if they believe that Warfare has often been the base for video games, even as far back as Taito’s coin-op Commando and US Gold’s Beach Head series on the C64 back in the Eighties. Most battlefield games involving infantry have tended to fall into two categories - the straight shoot-em-up with the player gunning down everything in sight, or the
tactical strategy game approach with all the moves being planned on maps. MicroProse have taken a slightly different view, combining strategic elements with shoot-em-up action, to come up with Special Forces.
The gameplay is based on a team of elite soldiers, who must take on a series of special missions for the government. The 16 missions are set in four terrains - tropical forests, deserts, arctic areas and temperate zones. Each terrain refers to an overall mission, with four main objectives to be carried out.
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At the end of each mission, you are given a report of how well you did, along with a list of members lost or killed in action. If any of your team go MIA (missing in action) you have to re-enter the area and try to rescue them from the enemy troops. After a successful mission, you are given the choice of promoting or decorating any team members, as a reward for exceptional performance in the field.
Tactical neural implant The method of control in the combat sections of Special Forces tries to make you use your brain to work out the tactics, and it would indeed have made the game something rather special... if it worked properly! Unfortunately, when one of your team hits an obstacle or notices an enemy that he can take out, he will wander off from the rest of the team. This wouldn’t be too bad if he could find his way back, but more often than not, you have to locate him on the map and steer him back to the rest of the group yourself. When the rest of the team does behave itself, the
gameplay takes another twist, mainly due to the fact that you don’t have to actually do any fighting for yourself - the rest of the team do it for you.
Force or farce This is all very well when you’re handling mission objectives, but it makes the levels less challenging when in a fire-fight. Admittedly, you could take on the game at the higher levels to make locating your objectives and battling the enemy a little more challenging, but this doesn’t really make the rest of the game run any more smoothly and the feeling of involvement isn’t raised by much of a degree.
Special Forces is a brave attempt to try and create something new in the field of combat simulations, but there are just too many problems to make it a classic. The graphics and presentation are quite involved and nicely designed, but where it falls down is in the gameplay itself. There are too many fiddly sections to make the game an enjoyable arcade game and not enough depth to allow it to stand up as a strategy game. A near miss, but at this price it’s a miss all the same.
Maff Evans Special Forces MicroProse ¦ £34.99 You can define your battle tactics using the Scaled Terrain Map, setting formations and waypoints for squad members.
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Ever since the two guys from Andromeda discovered and pounced upon galactic dustman Roger Wilco, he hasn’t had a minute to himself. Dragged from his mortally-safe and boring freighter- cleaning routine into conspiracies beyond Captain Kirk's wildest imagination. Roger now just wants to wind down. Hoping to use his fourth graphic adventure to return to his home planet. Xenon, for a foam bath and some good company, Roger finds his plans thwarted yet again. Sierra’s cult game designers Mark Crowe and Scott Murphy relentlessly thrust him into an odyssey through time and space... Into the time warp
A year after its spectacular appearance on the PC, Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers Ue’re glad you could play SQIU. Rs usual, you've been a real pantloact Me) 48% Time Rippers is now ready to land on the Amiga. Keyboard fans have succumbed to the admittedly easy-to-use, point-and-click interface. Few will miss the sparklingly witty exchanges with the parser. An icon bar across the top of the screen shows all the possible modes and menus, chosen by right mouse clicks and executed by left ones. You can walk, talk, examine or manipulate objects. The inventory
is pictorial, too. Unlike the smug messages you get after meeting your untimely demise - gently hinting at what might have convinced fate to turn at the doorstep.
Where does our involuntary hero set out, then? On his way home to Xenon, arch-rival and ultimate baddie Vohaul (of earlier sequels' fame) has unsuspecting Roger caught and, very nearly executed. Only nearly, as members of a resistance force are at hand to wrest our hero from the killers' iron grip. With encouraging comments, they shove him through a time rip - straight into Space Quest XII: Vohaul's Revenge II. Xenon seems to have taken too much of a megablast sometime in the future. Eerie ruins and paranoid androids welcome Roger to (or, the in case of the androids, out of) this brave new
world. Soon, however, entrances to the glitzy underworld are found. A fast and furious race against time, the infamous Sequel Police and a lot of ill- mannered aliens ensues. Will you be able to rescue Roger from the unforgiving Vohaul?
Will the pink rabbit be caught and the latex babes of Estros successfully visited?
Almost certainly so. While the beautifully absurd encounters, puzzles and cross-references send science fiction fans whooping, they will all too soon find that they have solved it all. The past, the future and. More specifically, Roger's life and sanity do not even take beginners long to restore. Hardly a headache is caused by the trials and tribulations of our hero. While the story amuses, but leaves seasoned players dissatisfied, the listless conversion of sound and graphics does injustice to the Amiga. Admittedly, metallic minimalism has a certain sci-fi appeal that might be lost
on, say, a Larry or King's Quest player. Still, there is no excuse. What could decent reprogramming have done to the Monolith Burger Bar scenes or to the irritably well-stocked software shop (look at some of the games, you'll crack up!). As it were, you’d better turn down the volume, ignore the dreary backdrops and indistinguishable objects as far as possible and get on with the game.
Unlike lovesick Larry, Roger Wilco definitely has all our sympathy. Watch the poor chap stumble from one acid trap into the next huntress poised to strike - girls must simply fall for this innocent (if slightly prone to swaggering) blonde dummy. Yet they must be strong-willed to put up with his deficiencies... So you want to be a hero Grit your teeth and hang on to your mouse... or fall asleep while Roger drags himself across the screen. Seven disks provide you with lots of installation time to study the technical manual and the more colourful Space Piston magazine. Beginners’ tips and
something close to Infocom humour temporarily distract from the simple, if wickedly-funny game itself.
Asking £35 for an absurdly fat package with less game than even two years ago is simply asking a bit too much. Surely, Sierra can do better than that?
Eva Hoogh Qj Wonderfully warped humour.
Drab, indistinct graphics.
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Er, well not if they happen to visit your town it isn't.
It’s a cult thing this Dungeon and Dragons lark. Pretending to be some muscle bound axe-wielding bod or a berobed caster of spells and joining like-minded idiots in a group bonding session and ridding middle earth of slimy things and other ethnic groups you disagree with. Pools of Darkness is the fourth instalment of such shenanigans and uses the official Advanced Dungeons and Dragons rule system. You create and guide six player- characters around Moonsea getting beaten up by strange new monsters. It’s a vast game on three disks that needs one meg and is a definite pain in the wrist from all
the disk swaps if you haven’t got a hard drive to install it on.
The ultimate goal is to defeat the three henchmen of Lord Bane, by teaming up with other characters, finding objects and killing - there’s a lot of this. In fact the game soon turns into a constant round of battles. The puzzle solving and character interaction is very limited. It’s just bash-hack-slash, collect goodies, recuperate and wander off in search of more bashings.
Heroic failure The game is fought in a series of rounds, you give orders to each of your chaps in turn. They can fire bows, cast spells or just slash about with the old cold steel. The results are figured out and your fighter collapses in a heap or not as the case may be. These sections don’t exactly inspire, which is a great pity since it’s the largest part of the game. There are no sound effects at all- not even the odd sampled gurgle to add a little something. It’s not easy either, great mobs of assorted nasties attack from all sides, so be prepared for a few embarrassing ‘party wipeout’
situations. Luckily you can save your progress in-between duels.
The main combat screen where all the heavy stuff happens.
"Right lads you lot run forward screaming and waving your choppers about and I'll stand around and try to look really hard, OK?" The punch-ups get seriously deathlike early on, using each of the character's abilities to the full is the key to successful monster pummelling.
The plot from hell The plot? Well you’d never guess but some evil, nasty, really very mean guy is hell bent on a bit of subjugation and revenge because well, he’s just that kind of guy. Luckily there’s a group of hardy brave adventurers for whom the idea of a body-mangling match with the forces of darkness holds no fear.
The first step is creating your party. You can import characters from the previous Secret of the Silver Blades or generate new ones.
They start off tough with heaps of magic weapons. This is high level adventuring - not a Kobold in sight. You can adjust the character graphics, however they all end up looking crap.
You start off in this peaceful city of Phlan.
Where you can wander around the town in terrible 3D graphics. If these get too much you can swap to a map mode that thoughtfully leaves out the locations of the doors making it pointless. After a spot of spell memorising and shopping the adventure proper begins.
The world of middle earth, with its gods, legends and magic is a rich and imaginative one. But this game manages to miss out all that and goes straight in for a boring marathon session of fiddly fights. It’s a game format as old as the hills and it really should stay there.
A few years ago you might have got away with it, now it just looks very amateur. The graphics add nothing to the atmosphere either.
The characters are simple blocky affairs, some of the still pictures are good but otherwise it’s not much to look at. Nothing much to listen to either, the whole game is played in silence.
Unless you are an AD&D nut and relish the idea of anything that uses the official rules then this effort is a poor introduction to role- player games. Will Lord Bane bring evil and destruction to the land or will the brave adventurers prevail? Couldn’t really care less.
Christopher Lloyd Pools of Darkness SSI TSR ¦ £30.99 Tied down by the terrible D&D rule system, using all the restrictive bits and none of the atmosphere.
• Little puzzling and character interaction leaves endless rounds
of combat.
So cringeingly full of cliches that it’s almost too painful.
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Loop-the-loop and defy the ground for a few precious seconds) and heart icons to replenish his meagre energy reserves.
The game area is huge, the obstacles that you'll encounter are well thought-out (your success is down to skill, not just blind fire-but- ton pummelling luck) and Gomez moves as smoothly as a ghost.
There’s not that much variation in terms of gameplay between the levels and the backgrounds would have added atmosphere, but apart from these niggles Addams Family is a good game. There’s nothing earth-shattering, ground-breaking or gob-smacking, and despite the obvious similarities, Addams Family isn’t quite in the same league as Robocod. But I enjoyed it, and I’m sure you will too. Let’s hear it for good ol' fashioned gameplay.
Aleil West 0 A few months ago, while the Addams Family film was mopping up the last of the profits on a tour of the provinces, this cutesie platform explore-em-up was well down the road to completion and had some of the most beautiful background graphics you ever did see. What we have here, however, is the finished version - with no gorgeous backdrops. Have Ocean gone mad? Is graphical devolution the hip thing for programmers to get into these days? Besides, games sell off the back of groovy screenshots don’t they?
Well yes, a sexy-looking still from a game can often push a punter’s cash till-wards. But Ocean have made a brave move and decided that it’s gameplay that counts. Are all the other softies listening?
Eating cakes as opposed to having (!) Them What you can’t see on paper (so you’ll have to take my word for) is the slick character animation and fast-moving sprites. Gomez (our principle boy) is superbly controllable and scuttles around his Robocod-meQts-FrQddy Kruger world with panache. As a result, Addams Family is real fun and has great ‘feel’.
Ocean felt this level of gameplay was worth the graphical costs, and made the sacrifice.
Keeping faithful to the film’s storyline, Uncle Fester has been kidnapped by the evil Abigail Craven (along with most of the other members of the family) and it’s your job to find them. Explore all the big levels (each level is found behind a door in the hallway of Addams Mansion, so you can decide which to negotiate first Robocod style), locate and rescue all of the family and your job’s done.
Gomez can run and jump, killing his enemies (and there are lots of them) by bouncing on their heads (maybe he’s wearing crampons or something - use your imagination). Each level is divided into sub levels by secret passageways, tunnels, underwater sequences and so forth, hence mapping is essential to success.
Another useful aid is the assortment of power- ups you find littered about the mansion.
Fish If the game layout smells a bit fishy (that was a poor Robocod gag, sorry) then the power-ups reek of Sonic The Hedgehog: power-sneakers to speed-up our little Gomez; sparkling invincibility clouds and dollar icons to collect and then trade for extra lives. Gomez can also collect a Hying fez (enabling him to go up, down,
• Robocod-esque characterisation, animation and level design
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• Huge play area (with bags of secret rooms and hidden passages)
to explore, with a handy password system for skipping levels.
• Gomez leaps, skids and scuttles around his world with dreamy
controllability.
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Europe & ROW Price on Application There were fairies at the bottom of the garden. That was until the Evil Queen Bahd (Bahd geddit?) Got hold of their gossamer wings, their light-as-an-air-molecule bodies and holier-than-thou attitudes and locked them up in Satan’s palace. Guess what the plot is? Yes, you, the big, hard Stormlord have to defeat the queen, free the fairies and make the land of Llyn Cerrig a better place to live in (just like you did in Stormlord).
So, we have a flimsy plot (you can also add a touch of the Dark Crystal - the evil queen is sucking the lifeblood from the fairies in much the same way as Gelfings had their life forces sucked). But who cares about plot when the action is as fast and furious as this?
For a start there are unlimited axes you can either chuck in a constant flow, as long as you are static, or wield viciously in close combat.
Once you've mastered this art all you really have to do is complete the four levels: Satan’s Palace, The Pits of Hell, The Enchanted Palace and Heaven, rescue the fairies and generally be the good guy. Easy really. One point that has to be made clear is the similarity between Deliverance (notice, by the way, the lack of John Voigt Burt Reynolds Canoe gags) and Renegade’s Gods.
The platform style, ladder climbing (better here than Gods), the key collection and even the costume are strikingly similar.
Even claims to ‘intelligent’ monsters have been retained (a misuse of the adjective in both games. The monsters will still attack, even when they are weaker than you, they won’t create traps or try to negotiate peace and sort your mutual problems out in a sensible manner they will follow you about a bit!).
Now you've been and gone and done it, you pushed your three lives to the limit. This looks like the end for the mighty Stormlord.
And once that happens, this Ken Russell-like screen comes up to illustrate your demise.
The key to the whole thing The control system is easy to get to grips with; there isn’t too much for you to pick up and carry around for a start. In fact all you need to worry about are the keys that are harboured within the many chests littered along the way.
But beware! This is a game about demonic forces and fairies, so obviously there are booby-chests (and other receptacles too) that contain various hideous monsters. Frankly everywhere you look there are monster-type things. The going gets weird very early on, with thumping fists coming through the floors and ceilings, and even quick-floor areas, these are sections of ground that will attempt to suck you into them if you hang around. Generally there is a slightly surreal feel to Deliverance.
You can take huge amounts of damage before getting through your three lives, but this is for a very good reason, not a second goes by without attacks coming in at you. All good stuff with some smooth scrolling, reasonable collision detection (you can still hang by your toenails from ledges but what the hell, this is a magical land innit?).
It's a kind of magik To enable you to navigate the passageways, doors, bundles of coins, flying fairies, fire, spiders and general magikness (sic) you even have little amber podules to drop along the way. Thank the gods for that ’n’ all, because, aside from the huge statues of naked nymphs put there to distract the red-blooded stormlord
- and bewilder the equally crimson-corpuscled Stormlady - the
bulk of the areas through which you trek end up looking the
same.
Frankly, Deliverance has a lot to offer the player who is tired of games where an overemphasis is placed on brains. It signals the return of good-ole, slash ’em and stash ’em fever. OK, so maybe you have to work out a few measly puzzles as well, there’s also a hint that standing around manically slashing at the mounting hordes of evil is less productive than moving nearer to the entrapped fairies - but hey! The little critters can look after themselves for a while longer can't they? Let’s flash that axe and go “Hurrghghg-ahhhh!!!”.
Tim Smith Cj Deliverance 21st Century ¦ £25.99 Eh Gods it looks familiar.
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- Five Nations Everyone knows the story behind rugby. It was
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Suddenly, it began to snow. Great grey drifts soon formed, so the teams practised their formation stomping instead.
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M LI LI Z f Off-ish fare, with lots of fast scrolling and computer-controlled action. By pressing fire you switch control to the player nearest the ball, and a little roving dot in front of the sprite shows the direction any pass or kick will be made in. The inevitable flashing arrows that identify which player you're controlling tend to get lost when the game heats up. A neat-but- ultimately-too-small-to-be-of-real-use radar flashes away in a corner of the screen, showing the swarming dots of your team-mates.
Tis a fine game, rugby. Yes it is.
Where else could you have the opportunity of meeting new, hefty friends and have them jump on your head?
Boots, brains and bashing bits In Five Nations Edition you can take part in both the World Cup and the Five Nations Championship. Both competitions are pretty similar, consisting of a number of large men leaping at each other. Before you can take part in either contest, or indeed in a practice friendly match, there's the usual rigmarole of clicking on endless option icons. You can fiddle about with the condition of the pitch, the wind speed, the length of the match, the pitch perspective, the action replays, the more obscure rules, the strip colours... well, you know the sort of thing.
The more interesting options involve the players themselves. In best management tradition. Each player has a set of statistics that determine just how beefy and fleet of foot he is. You can alter these in any number of thrilling ways, or switch them off altogether so that, to coin a phrase, all men are created equal. Fiddled to your heart's content? Right, onto the game itself. This is standard Kick Gameplay is a case of hurling yourself at the chap who is carrying the ball, then legging it away before the others get a chance to realise what has happened. An impressively sneaky feature is
that you have to pass the ball to gain any ground - if you try to run straight up the middle, your player gets rapidly tired and slow's down to a mere jog.
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& World Class Rugby forces you to think strategically, which is a bit of a mixed blessing. On the one hand it makes for a more involved game, because you have to keep track of where your players are, so that you can pass to the best possible position. On the other, not being able to nip off to where the fancy takes you slows down the action somewhat. The fact that every single tackle seems to result in a time-consuming scrum doesn't help the pacing of the game either.
But then again... On the Hip side, some of the cleverest bits of the game occur when the ball is not actually in play. In dead ball situations, a set of prearranged moves pop up on screen. You select which manoeuvre that you want your chaps to execute, then just sit back and watch them rush purposefully about. When you see an opening, you bash the fire-button and take control of the ball-carrier again. Cunning, dashed cunning.
Summing up in the traditional last-para- graph fashion. I'd say that World Class Rugby
- Five Nations Edition is a fun little game. If you think you can
cope with the jerky pacing and the sometimes confused graphics,
there's plenty for you to get stuck into. A quiet, little
success, methinks.
Jon Pillar Cj World Class Rugby Audiogenic ¦ £29.99 Fun dashabout rugger game with some nicely integrated strategy elements.
Lots of hefty computer opponents, but best with two players - especially as you can both play on the same team.
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Once the castle is finished and you've fought off several thousand rampant nasties, the level is complete and it’s off to the next area.
The wall segment over by the right tower has just collapsed and is being rebuilt. You just can't get the labour, can you?
Got the moat, got the military in position, got the Twiglets... trust the enemy to be fashionably late.
Advice is available, on how you stand with the plebs, from Sir Richard of Westhampton, a reliable man who tells it like it is.
Me! 72% New castle Once your design is OK, you need to hire some labour. There are seven categories of labourer available, such as diggers and masons, and it’s down to you to hire the right mix of workers to get the castle cracking.
They’re all important in their own way.
Next you need to assign each section of your blueprint a number of labourers. Then off they trundle, collecting raw materials, sawing wood, breaking stone and lo and behold, there in the 3D view, your castle begins to grow.
There’s another problem here. It’s impossible to build a wall segment more than four-feet taller than either of its adjacent segments, because it just won’t stand up. Thus if you start building mid-wall the workers will soon stop with the message “Unstable”, forcing you to build up the side segments before you can continue. While all this is going on it’s wise to hire some military - because sooner or later your prize castle is going to be attacked. There are two sorts of military, archers and infantry, and they need training if they’re going to be any good in battle. Food, too, is a
good buy. If you’re sieged by the enemy, a good scran is a damn handy thing to have about. Bear in mind, though, that it’s far cheaper just after the harvest and very expensive in the spring.
You don’t get anything for free; your labourers need wages, as do the military, on top of the food and supply costs. Your only source of income is taxing your subjects; if you’re short, you can bump up the rate, but then there’s the risk of having a mob of peasants coming round to, er, complain. You can always contact your treasurer for advice.
A moment, imagine you’re a lord of the manor, in the 12th Century and you are looking for somewhere to live. Do you choose: a) a small brick building on the outskirts of a village, replete with your own privy, or b) a sodding great brick building which virtually is a village, replete with en suite privies in every chamber?
Castles begins just after you’ve chosen b).
To wit: you must design, build and ultimately defend your very own castle.
The designing bit is easy. Having chosen a suitable bit of land, you’re presented with a plan view upon which you can lay various components of the castle: towers, wall segments (of varying thicknesses) and of course a gate. The only restriction is that you can’t change a wall’s direction without sticking in a tower to support it.
Having sliced their way through the infantry, the building inspectors march on relentless to inspect the dodgy damp course.
Roy castle Just as your castle is coming along nicely you’re attacked. By what depends on whether you chose to play the game in the real world, in which case it’s usually berserk Celts, or in a fantasy world, when it’s generally ogres.
Either way you have a limited time to arrange your military around your castle before the onslaught. Each unit attacks the enemy closest to it, though you can direct them otherwise. If the enemy manages to reach the castle and destroy enough of it, it’s literally back to the drawing board.
Occasionally you receive a messenger with news of happenings in other parts of the kingdom, and a request. For example, you might be told that Sir Richard of Norshire has completely ballsed up in battle again, and then you’re given the choice of “sacking” him, sending him some money or ignoring him.
Your decisions here affect your popularity with both the peasants and the church.
Caernarfon castle Castles is a good example of how to make what is on paper a thoroughly dull concept come alive in practice. Designing castles is great fun on its own, but watching while they're built is almost mesmerising. The graphics and character animations are actually quite primitive, but when enough men are working away on screen at once, you really get a feeling of business. The messenger screens gradually add an element of medieval soap opera to proceedings as you follow the fortunes of your subjects, and the enemy’s attacks are spaced far enough apart not to be too annoying -
unlike the music.
Sometimes the game becomes a little plodding when there’s not much going on but castle building. You will need to set aside a couple of hours to play it properly, even with the save function. But on the whole Castles is innovative, well-designed, fun and built to last, in that order. Unlike en suite privies.
Ed Ricketts £ Good tutorial in the manual eases you smoothly into this rough-and-tumble business we call castle building.
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Castles Electronic Arts ¦ £25.99 There has been a distinct lack of high- quality scrolling shoot-em ups. The last one that really sticks in your mind was SWIV, it certainly had the entire Amiga Format offices enthralled. Even with its impressive array of add-ons, it still remained completely smooth and perfect. So. Following in the likes of R-Type 2 and Z-Out. Team 17 have decided to have a go at their own scrolly shoot-em-up project and they've called it ‘X'.
The plot is rudimentary: you take on the part of a pilot who controls a spaceship (various models, depending on your forte: speed or armoury). Your mission is to save the planet RYXX, which has been infested with the usual concoction of aliens and bad guys.
Who's got the power?
Power-ups appear as you obliterate each alien ship, these can be utilised with a depress of the space-bar or a sideways jaggle of your joystick. These are traded for various weapons: homing missiles which randomly seek and destroy, a plasma laser - yellow and deadly; sideshots are superb for zapping aliens who think they are just going to pass you by; speed
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Weapon and a whole host more which will help you deplete this poor alien race. If all these power-ups aren't enough, and you crash and die, then you start off again at more or less the exact point where you just died. Unless of course you've lost all four lives then it's back to the first part of your scrolly mission.
It's no good just letting them do a ceremonial fly past.
What you could do with here is some sideways power-ups.
The graphics are incredibly well drawn and create their own ambience. They do let themselves down at times though; when you've worn out your joystick fingers by hammering away at those final end-of-level guardians, you aren't rewarded by the ’Pow' factor when they finally explode in the same way that you do with games like SWIV.
Believe it or not. This game has four disks.
Why on earth is this the case when the likes of R-Type seem to manage quite happily with one. Well Team 17 have aimed Project X at giving you VFM. So four of the blighters gives you more levels than you can shake a big stick at. After completing a level, which is no easy- feat. It's time to change disks and move on to the subsequent level. The only tiresome part of the loading is the intro, which is about as inter- esting as a message from your cashpoint as you wait for your readies.
Mutton dressed as llama?
The more you get into the game the more you begin to notice the resemblance to Nemesis.
The game does seem dated and although the graphics and the backdrop are pleasing, there isn't anything here that distinguishes it from the rest of the shoot-em-up crowd.
The game may enthrall you for a few hours, it certainly proved a popular blast for those in the office who were born of frustration and wanted a quick 10 minutes (which soon turned into 60) of power-ups, wild screens and mothers of all guardians to zap their way through. But. If any other decent shoot-em-up had been lying around there would be no good reason to make you plump for this one.
It would have been nice to see a simultaneous two-player mode, and maybe something unique to Project X. As it is. The only new thine Team 17 have broueht to the genre is the longevity of the whole experience. This is no bad thing, but these days you have to do something more pioneering to make a name for yourself in this industry.
Paul Wilson Project X Team 17 ¦ £25.99 If you get bored of the Old Timers theme tune you can plump for the Rave tune.
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Whip out yer leather jerkin. Roll up some stats. Practice saying things like "I come from the city of Thrang" with a straight face. It's sequel number three, and it's bigger than big.
Sequels. Love them or hate them, you can't deny that they're follow-ups to other games. Ultima 6. EOTB 2.
Monkey Island 2: where will it end? Quite possibly. Deep in the heart of Might and Magic 3.
Taking the view that size is important after all. MM3 is a massive role-player that takes up. Not surprisingly, where MM2 left off.
The Isles of Terra (terror - hey! Nice pun) are in deep trouble, thanks to the inglorious plans of someone called Sheltem. He seems to have an irrational hatred of isles and thus desires to blow Terra away. Your job. Brave stranger, is to find him and persuade him otherwise.
Reel around the fountain head The game begins in the intriguing town of Fountain Head, where strangely enough the fountains look like heads. After visiting the inn to roll up some characters you're off on the quest. MM3 uses the usual first-person Dungeon Master-esque perspective view and movement of your six-character party is achieved in the conventional way. Square by square. A bank of icons allow more complex actions like resting, casting spells and viewing a map of the surrounding area.
Obviously you're not going to bump into Sheltem strolling down the road: the ultimate goal is achieved by completing many smaller sub-quests over the five islands. Wandering around Fountain Head you eventually hit upon your first quest, to free the town's founder Morphose from the Rat Overlord. This is quite a task, which involves a further sub-quest, and is a good introduction to the game's workings.
It's possible, but certainly not advisable, to leave Fountain Head and go off wandering without completing the quest. In fact you can go pretty much anywhere you like provided you've got the right objects. Towns are always good places to visit because of the facilities “If you've never been inclined to go for an RPG, Might and Magic 3 could well change your mind.99 they offer: spells can be bought from guilds, as long as you're a member: taverns are good places from which to get clues, shops offer new weapons and armour, and there are even vaults in which you can deposit some of your gold and
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HARD DISK INSTALLABLE Although MM3 isn't an official Dungeons & Dragons game it's very much based on D&D rules. Characters have races and align- ments (good, bad or neutral) which affect the weapons and spells they can use, together with all sorts of stats related to their armour, weapons etc. There are plenty of chances to temporarily or permanently alter these stats through the potions and spells. Like fighting, spell use is improved through practice.
One interesting innovation is the use of the screen decoration as warning indicators.
Case in point: if one of your characters has the skill 'Detect Secret Passages’ (which can be learnt), and you’re facing a wall with said secret passage, the gargoyle at the bottom right of the screen waves his arm, so you know it’s possible to bash in the wall. Other creatures around the main display animate in certain important situations. It’s a small but pleasing touch.
* Magic, roundabout If you’ve never been inclined to go for an
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Having only two or three frames of animation Dost thou wanst to gost upst a fewst levels?
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Each. Sound-wise there are a few standard samples and some annoying music.
The lack of stunning visuals doesn't matter. The effects are, or should be, secondary to the gameplay, and for once the gameplay is enough to keep you bashing away for ages. It's only when you look at the game map that you realise what a huge undertaking completing MM3 is. Fountain Head alone should keep you at it for four or five hours, and that occupies a tiny part of the game world. MM3 comes on five disks and while playing from floppy is bearable you're better off with a hard drive.
Might and Magic 3 offers genuine value for money. Perhaps now and again it leans too heavily on combat, and at other times on its lists of statistics, but on the whole it's a rat- tlingly good ride.
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1996 and Alcatraz has been taken over by some nasty chaps in a
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the departure.
Essentially what we’ve got here is a revamp of Hostages. The game consists of one beat-em-up section (fight with knife or gun or hide), followed by a maze-like section, some abseiling and then a swift exit. Each of these sections manages to be suitably tense as you can choose to either lay low or fight. The gloomy graphics add greatly to the sombre atmosphere and the clock in the top left-hand corner of the screen slowly ticks down your allotted two hours.
Either one or two players can play the game (simultaneously) and this is where the game really does come into its own. Each can help the other out or stand by dispassionately while they get their heads kicked in or underwear singed.
Your task is greatly helped by the number of spare weapons left lying around, although I found it extremely difficult to actually change weapons; it’s meant to be joystick up, but it doesn’t work too well, mainly because you have to be in hiding before swapping. There are knives, flame-throwers, rifles, machine- guns and hand grenades all lying around ready for you to use. Of these, the flame-thrower is definitely the most useful as it manages to obliterate all enemies who happen to be on screen at any one time.
There’s nothing too revolutionary about this game, but the two-player option is a lot of fun. There are some very nice touches in the game particularly when it switches to an Operation Wolf-sly e environment, and these lift its lasting interest considerably. If you liked Hostages (the game, not the news report), check this one out.
Alcatraz Infogrames ¦ £25.99 Atmospheric graphics and suitably clear sampled effects.
Addictive and none-too-easy game.
Changing weapons is far too much hassle.
Mm mu EL Click on some icons, move Ork I I around a bit and hope your ™ ® ™ number comes up - that's ¦ M Hero Quest.
With Return of the Witchlord Gremlin ¦ £25.99 This RPG-for-the-masses bundle was reviewed first-time around in Issue 24, so Gremlin have had a whole year to put this data disk together. Return of the Witchlord is instantly accessible and extremely friendly. You can play by yourself or with up to four comrades, there are 24 levels and you can develop characters between games and then save them to disk. The graphics are small but smart. And those are the good points; the bad points are that everything relies on random dice throws, there’s an annoyingly fiddly 2D view when you want to pick a
fight, the results of battles are displayed before they’re resolved, and there are no new features in the later levels.
Worst of all, it loses the board-game’s best asset - you can’t play the bad guys. The game’s still pretty playable, especially with a group. Just don’t expect anything spectacular.
Psygnosis ¦ £25.99 Now I really like this latest offering from those Lemmings peeps. Admittedly at first glance, and for the first couple of plays, it seems to be just another scrolling shoot- em-up. But as soon as you get into the feel of the game, you begin to realise that there’s a helluva lot more to it.
You take on the role of the ork in the title, who is a would-be captain in the space fleet. Your mission then, is to complete a number of tasks to win those all- important epaulettes. Cleverly, though, you’re not told what you have to do on each level - yes I’m afraid it’s a case of wandering about, blasting the wildlife and looking for objects. To be honest, the puzzles aren’t exactly going to tax your brains too much, and the game will often supply an, ahem, cryptic-ish clue if you do actually get stuck.
The real fun in the game comes from discovering (a) which bits of the background you can interact with, and (b) just what the quest for the level is. The thing is Ork does tend to get rather frustrating at times, mainly because the bad guys are particularly tenacious and you’ve only one life with limited energy, but who said the life of an ork was easy? A sleeper hit. terdjci 72% What this football management game has got (that every other one on the market has) is a truly bewildering range of options. In The Manager you can take part in every major European competition, train players up
to the point of collapse and then conduct nifty deals on the transfer market to get rid of them, conduct the finances of the club.... well, any self-respecting footie management fan will know the list off by heart. So is there anything that makes this game different from all the others?
Of knocking your best friend out of the Cup adds that extra edge to the game.
OK, The Manager probably won’t make fans out of the unconverted and for all the clever presentation it’s really just another jug- gle-the-numbers simulation glossed over.
Having said that, though, it’s by far the best one that I’ve seen. If you’ve got the inclination and the stamina, the game will give you months of enjoyment.
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0331,703 Vengeance of Excalibur Psygnosis ¦ £25.99 For no
reason other than plot, your character, Alestes, has been
transformed into an owl. In order to prove your worthiness to
succeed your wizardly mentor, you have to conquer six levels of
horizontally-scrolling shoot-’em-up action, although I use the
word ‘action’ in the untrue sense of the word.
The game’s graphics are sumptuous enough and incredibly detailed, with animated parallax backgrounds and some beautiful sprite animation. No doubt the grand piano intro track is a work of art, but the crashy, staccato in-game music is, to be polite, a mistake. Sadly there’s even more bad news; the gameplay just isn’t there.
And I don’t mean it isn’t quite ‘there’, it actually doesn’t exist.
You keep your finger held down on the fire-button, waggle the joystick around and occasionally cast a spell. There’s no excitement, no addictive qualities whatsoever and at the end of the day no game. You would have thought that Psygnosis had learnt its lesson after Shadow of the Beast and Shadow of the Beast , but no, all the ironically titled Agony seems to be is a £26 demo that looks like a peacock but plays like a stoat.
Virgin Games ¦ £29.99 In which Shadowmaster steals Excalibur and the Holy Grail then buggers off to sunny Spain. Arthur is understandably upset by this and sends four knights off to retrieve his mantelpiece ornaments before they get scratched or something. You then, control these four knights on their quest to Benidorm, however unfortunately there’s no option for beating the German tourists to the sunbeds. Hey, xenophobia, don’t you just love it?
Yes you’ve seen it all before. There’s wodges of disk accessing, a few pretty static screens, the odd map bit, a spot of picking things up, some mild strategy and some terrible medieval puns. There’s no ‘insert disk 3” here, instead you get witty little messages like “Place square medallion number four in any magic box.” Do me a favour. No doubt the American market will just love this game (xenophobia again?). I however found it twee, boring and largely naff. Cut your toe 1 '(-!• nails instead.
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Samurai is set (shock horror) in 16th century China, when local
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Typical of an Impressions game, this is stuffed chock full of all sorts of options for building up an army and moving them about to fight other armies. If you’re idea of fun is to spend the first 30 minutes of gameplay, simply moving little blobby icons back and forth and then another five or ten watching them meander across a battlefield then you’ll adore this game. Graphically it’s fine, but I died of boredom appreciating them.
Not quite in time for the Winter Olympics, but despite missing the band wagon here’s six events, all involving high-speed descents over ice or snow. The downhill skiing gets three events (there’s simple downhill, slalom and then the giant slalom) all of which involve swishing down a very steep hill and moving your little man through a series of blue and red gates. If you miss a gate then you get either a penalty point or a tree in the face, one is probably preferable to the other. Also included are ski jumping (very tricky event), the hot-dog (nope, not risking eating one, but performing
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The graphics are fairly simplistic and the sounds aren’t exactly going to burn out your monitor’s speaker, but there’s definitely some fun to be had here. Your best bet is probably to get some mates around and go for the four-player option. There’s nothing better than a bit of competitive spirit and this sort of game to bring out the very worst in people.
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Hoversprint CodeMasters ¦ £7.99 It’s a small step from crossing the Channel to racing around various tortuous circuits. Rather surprising that nobody has managed to come up with the idea of pitting hovercraft against each other before. Anyway, the Codies are giving you a very special, once-in-a-lifetime chance to compete in a small hover vehicle against several other, er, craft.
It’s a pretty quick 3D affair, is Hoversprint, with a very low-down view. The hovering bits are pretty irrelevant; it may as well be in racing cars with very smooth suspension and incredibly skiddy wheels, but the 3D is certainly nicely done, and the computer opponents are no push-overs. There are 20 circuits, ranging from short and fast to long, bendy and frightening. But you only get three opponents, which doesn’t make for much inter-pack jostling, and the game really does lack a gimmick (for want of a better word) which could possibly bring the whole thing alive.
In its favour, though, there is a neat RS232 link option, so you can actually race another human. And I’m sure by now, everyone must know just how much fun modem-linked games are, so this is basically the best thing I can find about Hoversprint.
Don't you hate drivers who hog the outside lane when there's nobody in the other two? Still, a quick shunt up the exhaust should see him right for a spell in Intensive.
Lotus Esprit Tkirbo Challenge GBH Gold ¦ £7.99 Lotus Challenge scored a massive 89 per cent (Amiga Format 17) when it was released on the full price last year. Since then, as all abiding readers will know, it’s been overshadowed by racing games like MicroProse’s Formula One which not only puts it in the shade, but positively locks it in a darkened room.
Gremlin have also released the sequel, Lotus Challenge II, but don't despair because you can still have immense fun with the original - but there's no four-player mode or modem link. Lotus Esprit, though, has quite exceptional smoothness, speed and a large number of identical Lotuses all belting round at speeds calculated to get you rather enraged.
For £7.99 (a fraction of the cost of a proper Lotus) you get a real feel for the car; you can skid the back-end out, stamp on the brakes for pit-stops and overtake your amusingly-named opponents on the straight bits. It’s as addictive as driving a real Lotus (I should know. I have three).
Apache Flight Atlantis ¦ £7.99 Don’t be expecting a flight-sim like Thunderhawk. Be expecting a vertical-scroller which plays like half of SWIV. Apache Flight is a traditional blaster which sees you dodging bullets, shooting bullets and collecting more powerful bullets.
It starts off slowly, but if you plug away for long enough it gets fairly respectable. What is intensely annoying, though, is that many of the ground units that fire at you don’t succumb to your return blasting.
As well as firing missiles and bombs, you need to refuel occasionally. This mundane bit of domesticity is either a welcome break from the carnage (if you’re a fuel-fan) or an intrusion into the quite fast and slightly furious gameplay.
Overall, it’s playable, but where’s the jeep?
That's "apache" explosion effect if ever I saw one!
(Pun courtesy of the Chaucer Press, Shetland).
Anarchy is a good game, but it's actually about as anarchic as joining the police force and maintaining law and order in Wokingham on a Friday night.
Anarchy Action 16 ¦ £7.99 Bum public buildings! Remove road-signs! Shout meaninglessly at policemen! Or rather don’t, because it’s illegal. Play Anarchy instead. It’s a pretty decent version of that gnarled and dribblingly senile old ‘fave’, Defender.
You scroll your ship from side to side, shooting long lines at the baddies, which you’ve picked up on your radar. Once you’ve killed them all, do it again with some more (and some nicer backgrounds).
It’s pretty true to the original Defender, but that was only good because there was nothing better at the time. Luckily Anarchy has been jazzed (and speeded) up sufficiently to make it rather more ‘now’. If you’ve got to have a Defender game, have this one.
You can't expect an egg to be put in boiling water without some sort of psychological side-effects.
Especially if you later cave his head in with a spoon and scoop out his innards.
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CodeMasters ¦ £24.99 Spellbound Dizzy is a new game in which
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The game contains hundreds of different screens. Dizzy - Prince Of The Yolk Folk is much the same with different (ish) characters.
Panic Dizzy is a Tetris-like puzzler. Different shaped things drop from the sky, and you’ve got to put them into corresponding slots. Kwik Snax is another puzzler. Finally, Bubble my, Dizzy. The egg must jump from bubble to bursting bubble to escape from a boiling underwater hell. ______ Here we have eight levels of ‘mystical magic-orientated action’. This translates to mean a platform game with some colourful explosions and wiggly lines.
You play a cloth-capped figure who must rescue his master. On the way, you must collect spells and objects, kill any animals lower down the food-chain and work out various puzzles. If you believe in magic, you might be astounded. The rest of us cynics will simply see a colourful platformer which is competent, but doesn’t go anywhere new.
“It’s got a two-player option, though!”, I hear you cry. And you’d be right. How did you know?
Pic) 51% Disc Action 16 ¦ £7.99 Futuristic gladiator nonsense ahoy! A strange game in which you stand on some coloured squares and throw metal frisbees at people called Nuke, Nitro and Timothy in an attempt to murder them. The emphasis is on running around quickly, catching your frisbee and avoiding the evil frisbee of the other guy. You’re not supposed to fall off the platform, either.
Strange game, this. The programmers seem to have made up for the lack of variety in the game by adding in loads of Cyberpunk Speedball-iypc stuff.
Fantasy Pak Silmarils ¦ £19.99 Colorado is a mixture of arcade action, puzzling fiendishness and strategy headaches. You search a dim fantasy land looking for an Indian gold mine in the Wild West. Not bad, if a little dilettante. Boston Bomb Club is a puzzler like Pipe mania, looks good and plays well.
Crystals Of Arborea lets, nay begs you to wander through an illuminated fantasy land, controlling your team who are after the four magic crystals of Harmony (the hairspray people). Nice graphics, stodgy gameplay and, of course, at least one evil Lord of Chaos. It’s better than Colorado . e u radio 48% (ferdic) 68% "Lady Ghislaine off the port bow, skipper." Yes, life is never dull aboard HMS Pinochet, as she majestically sinks yachts and frightens off the numerous heavily armed 45,000-ton Italian escape craft.
There go Senna and Prost.
Perhaps by travelling at 20km h I'm erring on the side of caution. Drat.
That means I'll have to engage second gear.
Grandstand Domark ¦ £29.99 Gazza's Super Soccer is the tale of one man’s trip to has-beenland. It’s a poor Kick Off 2, but it’s playable and fast. Sort of like real football.
Continental Circus. Exciting and tough, you’ve got to race 99 other folk around the circuits of the world. More arcade than sim.
World Class Leaderboard calms you. It’s 3D golf with all the trimmings. Select your club, look at the nice graphics and try and land in the water so you can hear the amusing plop sound. It’s not half-bad. Pro Tennis Tour. It's dead tough, but it’s quick, responsive and it looks quite nice.
Ft E e w 01 Advanced Destroyer Simulator Loriciel ¦ £7.99 Ideal for those who like to have a little tug in the bath, ADS is a 3D mini Silent Service sort of game. You bob around the Med, shooting unarmed Italian tankers.
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Disk labels: 100-£3.00. Cleaning kit: £3 00 Mouse mat: £3.00. CHART ATTACK It's always the same, isn't it? A shelf- full of games, all vying for the pounds in your pocket. So make it easy on yourself, by using the guide we call... The Magical History Scores THIS MONTH'S SCORES ISSUE 33'S SCORES As always, after the holidays there's a glut of new titles some good, some bad. It's like a mini-Christmas all over again but without the pressies, darn it.
Pacific Islands .... ...,FG93% Eye of the Beholder II ....US Gold FG91 % Apidya ....Blue Byte ....FG90% Might and Magic 3 .... ....US Gold.. 82% Deliverance . RD% The Manager ...... .79% Special Forces .... ....MicroProse ..... .79% The Addams Family ... .78%
• r-Jcatraz ....Infogrames ....
.76% roject X ....Team 17
.75% Castles ....
....Electronic Arts 72%
Ork ... ¦ lv V LI 1 1
1 L_ 1 L- ......
....Psygnosis .72% Super
Ski 2 .
....Microids . .70% Rugby
World Cup 5 Nations .
....Audiogenic .... .69%
Vengeance of Excalibur . ....Virgin...... 64%
Samurai The Way of the Warrior
....Impressions .... .65% HeroQuest
Data Disk .
....Gremlin .. .60% Agony
....
....Psygnosis .60%
Leisure Suit Larry 1 (Remake)......
Sierra ...... .53% Pools of
Darkness ..... ....US
Gold .53% Space Quest
4 ....
....Sierra .48% Three
months on and some of these still look red-hot.
Catch 'em before they all get lost in the scrimmage.
Rumour has it that John Madden American Football is well set to steal the top slot in next month's Gallup chart.
How do we know this?
Well, it's amazing what you can do with (a) an inside source and (b) a few free beers. Tongues begin to wag y'know.
John Madden's Football .Electronic Arts FG94% Shadowlands ......Domark ..FG93% Storm Master .....Silmarils ..FG90% Return of Medusa ...Starbyte ..85% Pinball Dreams ...21st Century ......84% Harlequin ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦.Gremlin ..78*% Wayne Gretzky Hockey 2 Bethesda US Gold 78% WolfChild ....Core Design 76% PGA Tournament Courses......Electronic Arts 72% Mad Dog Williams ...Game Crafters 72%
Crime City ....¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦.IF .....70*% Starbyte Super Soccer ....Starbyte ..63% Video Kid ....Gremlin ..60% Big Run Storm .....58% 4D Sports Driving ...Mindscape ..33% Leisure Suit Larry 5 .Sierra ......50% Willy Beamish ..Sierra ......44% Great Napoleonic Battles Impressions .40% Borobodur . ¦¦..¦¦¦¦¦Thai am
us 35*% Hare Raising Havoc .Infogrames Disney ....25% LAST YEAR'S SCORES LAST MONTH'S SCORES OK, so which software houses were sitting on their releases until just before the Easter hols? Tsk! No wonder there was only one Format Gold back then.
Vroom .. ¦UBISoft .. .....FG91 % .UBISoft . ..87%
• Gremlin . ..82%
• Titus ...... ..81%
• Accolade ...... ..81%
• Electronic Arts .. ..78%
• Electronic Arts .. ..75%
• Gonzo Games .. ..73%
• Oxford Softworks .... ..67%
• Origin Mindscape .... ..67% Oxford
Softworks .... ..65% Oxford
Softworks .... ..64% Ocean
... ..57%
Internecine ... ..55% US
Gold .. ..45%
Domark .. ..45%
Loriciel .... .36% Hi
Tec ... .29%
Dynablaster Bomberman ... Space Crusade Titus the
Fcjjc .. Elvira 2 The Jaws of
Cerberus Black Crypt
Harpoon Battleset 3 Brides of
Dracula ... Backgammon Royale .. Ultima
VI .... Chess
Champion .....
Co! j®ace Cun
... Fireteam
2200 . Gateway to the Savage
Frontier Race
Drivin' Psyborg
The Jetsons
...... Last year saw a few real
belters riding high in the charts but sadly few of them are
available as budget titles yet.
Secret of Monkey Island .Lucasfilm ....FG92% Cybercon 3 ....US Gold ......FG90% Cods .....Renegade ...FG90% Hill Street Blues Krisalis .....82% Jahangir Khan's Squash ..Krisalis .....81% Predator 2 ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ ¦¦...¦...¦¦..ImageWorks ...81 % The Killing Cloud .....ImageWorks ...80% Das Boot ......Mindscape ......79% International Ice Hockey
.Impulze ...79% The Famous Five Enigma Variations ......73% Chuck Yeager's AFT .Electronic Arts .71 % Action Stations Internecine .....70% Alpha Waves Infogrames .....70% Tetris ......Infogrames .....70% Viz .Virgin ......70% The Bard's Tale 3 .....Electronic Arts .69% Exile ......Audiogenic .....68*% Merchant Colony .....Imp
ressions .....6 7 % Aces of the Great War.....Mindscape ......65% Quadrel .Loriciel .....63% Nletal Masters ..Infogrames .. 52% CHART ATTACK TOP TEN AMIGA BUDGET-PRICE CHART 1(2) First Division Manager Code Masters £7.99 2(6) Rainbow Islands Hit Squad £7.99 3(1) F16 Combat Pilot Action Sixteen £9.99 4(4) Scooby & Scrappy Doo Hi Tec Software £7.99 5(3) James Pond GBH £7.99 6(-) Lotus Turbo Challenge GBH £7.99 7(10) World Cricket Zeppelin £7.99 8(5) Toyota Celica Rally GBH £7.99
9(9) Wacky Races Hi Tec Software £7.99 lO(-) Operation Thunderbolt Hit Squad £7.99 Chart Chatter .r»* t •'iMsnH nwi.OH sir mi ih You can't go wrong with a tried-and tested formula.; scrolly shoot-em-ups... While the once-tranquil inhabitants of the charts look on in terror, you can hear the massed cries of “It’s beating everything in its path!” The product of the deranged imagination of Team 17’s mad scientists, Project X stomped its way out of the laboratory and into the shops. No-one could have expected it; no- one prepared for it but it happened all the same. Striding over the top 10 like
a massive insectoid mega-being, it dealt death-blows to virtually all of the long-standing titles which had been quietly unaware of its existence.
First to cop it was Formula One Grand Prix. As the creature (known to its creators as The Creature) marched across Monaco on its way to a small villa by the Mediterranean, drivers swerved wildly to avoid it - with disastrous results. It’ll take the marshalls at least a month to dredge all the cars from the harbour.
Chasing after the creature is a chapter of LAST YEAR'S TOP TEN FULL-PRICE CHART 1 Gods Renegade Mindscape 2 Lemmings s Psygnosis 3 PGA Tour Golf Electronic Arts 4 Speedball 2 Mirrorsoft 5 Power Up Ocean 6
S. W.I.V. Storm 7 Viz Virgin 8 Final Whistle Anco 9 Nam Domark io
Super Monaco GP US Gold deadly-looking Space Marines fresh
from their latest Space Crusade -but we don’t give much for
their chances. More luck might be had by the denizens of the
Black Crypt - an assortment of evil creatures almost as
nasty as our insect enemy.
MicroProse have sent their hardest troops, the Special Forces, in to help the assault. The four lunatic hard-nuts join forces with four adventurous chaps from the Shadowlands.
They may all be armed to the teeth but Project X's teeth are bigger than their arms!
Meanwhile, in a different part of Southern France, another A320 Airbus crash-dives into a hill in a desperate bid to miss the creatures deadly attack. Sadly, the passengers on board were the men (pah!) From WWF Wrestlemania.
And dangling from the undercarriage was James Pond 2 - Robocod, looking like a fish out of water. Is there no hope now?
THE TOP 30 AMIGA FULL PRICE CHART l(-) New Project X Team 17 £25.99 75% 2(1) ? Formula One Grand Prix Microprose £34.99 FG92% 3(-) New Space Crusade Gremlin Graphics £25.99 82% 4(-) New Black Crypt Electronic Arts £25.99 78% 5(-) New Special Forces MicroProse £34.99 79% 6(-) New Shadowlands Domark £29.99 93% 7(-) New Pinball Dreams 21st Century Entertainment £25.99 84% 8(2) ? A320 Airbus Thalion £35.99 78% 9(4) ? WWF Wrestlemania Ocean £25.99 72% 10(-) Re James Pond 2 Robocod Millennium £25.99 FG91 % 11(3) ? Jimmy White's Whirlwind Snooker Virgin £29.99 FG91 % 12(-) New John Madden American
Football Electronic Arts £29.99 FG94% 13(-) New Award Winners Empire £25.99 Comp 14(6) ? Birds of Prey Electronic Arts £34.99 88% 15(9) ? Populous 2 Electronic Arts £29.99 FG95% 16(-) New Titus the Fox Titus £25.99 81% 17(-) New Agony Psygnosis £25.99 60% 18(18) ¦ PGA Tour+ Electronic Arts £29.99 Comp 19(26) A Heimdall Core Design £34.99 88% 20(5) ? Harlequin Gremlin Graphics £25.99 78% 21(11) ? Ultima 6 Mindscape £30.99 67% 22(14) ? Castles Electronic Arts £29.99 72% 23(12) ? Another World US Gold £25.99 80% 24(-) New Indy Heat Storm £25.99 Next Issue 25(8) ? Dizzy Collection Code Masters
£24.99 Comp 26(20) ? Monkey Island US Gold £29.99 FG92% 27(17) ? Football Crazy Challenge Anco £25.99 Comp 28(19) ? Alien Breed Team 17 £24.99 74% 29(10) ? World Series Cricket Soundware International £29.99 Next Issue 30(16) ? Oh No! More Lemmings Psygnosis £19.99 82% Chart sponsored by Penguin and compiled by Gallup Ltd 01992 ELSPA NEW!!!
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Mick Heys Accrington, Lancashire Time for another cheat-packed trip into the gaming dungeon, but the ghouls, goblins and nasty little sticky things are ready to creep up your trouser-leg and give you the gaming willies! Never mind, here is Maff Evans and his 'busters to provide a torch, a solution and a set of cycle clips.
POPULOUS II If the tips we printed in Amiga Format 33 weren't enough, then try this little cheat - if you're not one of the masses of people that sent it in, of course!
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ALIEN BREED Although we were disappointed with this Aliens-inspired shoot-em-upf a lot of people have found the game interesting enough to come up with a few cheat codes.
A lot of the cheats are far too rude to print, but here are a couple that may make things a little easier.
Press the Caps Lock key, then type the following (one at a time) I CANT BE AR**D TO PLAY THE FIRST LEVELS Skips to level 3 (fill in the asterisks).
ALIENS ARE FAGGOTS Makes aliens weaker.
IS IT TRUE THAT ALIENS SUPPORT MAN UTD Makes aliens very weak.
PUFFNUTS MODE Makes aliens move slowly.
BEWARE ALIENS SPADGE HAS DROPPED ONE Gets rid of all the aliens.
WOLFCHILD If you're having trouble battling through the gorgeously- painted levels on this Strider-style beat-em-up, then you may need a cheat. Well here is one we prepared earlier... When the title screen appears, type in THE PERFECT KISS. You will now be able to start the game with infinite weapons. If this doesn’t help, try typing ITS NOT ALL WALKING when playing the game and you will be able to restart on that level.
Graham York Newcastle-upon-Tyne 2 What an atmospheric platform adventure this was, and it has managed to cause quite a stir recently. It seems that a lot of people want more help than the level one solution that was printed in the first Screenplay book, so here is the low-down on level two.
Preparation Before starting this level, it pays to have your stamina topped up from the barrel on level one. It’s also preferable to still have the fire- protection spell (so you’d better practice beating the dragon on level one without it). To beat level two, you should have these items: Wand - Freeze Spell Wand - Magic Missile Scroll - Dispel Trap Flask - Shot Shield Flask - Giant Jump Flask - Super Fast Flask - Stamina (if you haven’t wasted it all that is) Flask - Cure Potion Monsters Stone-Spitting Volcanoes - use a Shot Shield or Freeze Spell as a last resort.
Poison Monsters - use a Cure potion to heal yourself.
Floating Eyes - paralyse you, so look out when you’re in a room with Volcanoes or Poison Monsters.
Tortoises - can be hard to kill.
Mouths and Eyes in Walls, Insects - can be dealt with fairly easily.
Solution Follow the steps listed, finding your way around the rooms using the map. The objective of the level is to collect six transporters and a green gem to allow access to rooms 91 and 92.
Beginning at room one (the Hall) go to room two and pick up a flask of Shot Shield (in the chest), shiriken and the Wand of Massacre (in the strongbox). Drink a Shot Shield potion and hold the shiriken, then go to room three. Kill all the volcanoes, then go to room four. Put the ashes in the urn, pick it up, then move the altar and the drape by jumping underneath the skull. The Scroll of Mind Blast you find may come in useful, but it’s not essential.
Go to room five, pick up the books and tome, then get the shiriken from the chest. To leave the room, pull the lever when the light turns black, then go to room six. Throw a book through the gap between the two walls to make the top sections disappear (if a book gets stuck, the gap will widen). Pull the lever and go to room seven, avoiding the walls which drain your stamina. Once in room seven, pull the lever, drop the tome and any books you still have, then go to room eight.
Jump underneath both skulls to remove the drape, then return to room three. Use the left- hand door to go to room nine, pick up the token and go back through the same door to room three. Pick up the teleporter to get to room 10 and pull the levers in the following order: 2, 1, 3, 2. Now press the button to light the wall blocking the door. Before entering room 13, use a Shot Shield potion and kill the volcanoes using shiriken and Magic Missiles. Go to room 14 and approach the token from the left. Pick it up and approach the Wand of Sleep from behind (down the central line) to pick it up.
Go to room 15 and press the button on the wall to remove the drape. Examine the chair and pull the lever on it to lift the other drape. Press the new button revealed on the wall to find a book about the lost passage (the two blank squares on the map). Go to room 16 to get the key chest, then go on to room 17. Pull the lever and go back via rooms 16 and 15 to get the chest, which contains a teleport and a pot of gold. If you keep opening and closing the chest you will find even more gold. Use the teleporter to get to room 18, then go on to room 19.
Pick up the Super Fast potion flask on the table in room 19, then go to room 20 to get the barrel of stamina potion. Go to room 21 and pick up the cure poison potion, but ignore the cleaver, since it is pretty useless. Go to room 22 and cast the sleep spell on the eye. Go to room 23 and jump on top of the pan before it starts to rise. This should allow access to the chest which contains the key to room 28. If you don’t get to the pan in time, use the bed to gain a step onto the pan.
Go to room 25 and move the strongbox (which contains gold) underneath the trophy. Pull its lever to open the door to room 26. Go into the room, press the button to unlock the door to room 22 and pick up the teleporter to get to room 27. Push all the bottles off the ledge to get the key and the gold, then go on to room
28. Use the key from room 23 to unlock the door to room 29 and
look under the highest ledge to find a key. Use this key to
unlock the chain and pull it to move the block covering the
hole. Drop down the hole to get to room 30 and use a sleep
spell on the eye. Pull the lever to access the chain and drop
down to room 31. Pick up both keys, pull the lever and jump
on the chain to get back to room 30. At this point, you will
more than likely be poi- soned, so drink a cure poison
potion. Walk onto the chain to get to room 29, then go back
to room 22.
Having unlocked the door with the tortoiseshell key, go to room 32 and use the remaining key to move the bars. The plate below the scroll will close the other bars when the light isn’t black, but you don’t need to worry about that at this point. Pick up the token and go to room 33, using the sleep spell to close all three eyes. Next go to room 34, dropping off the teleporters and the urn off in room 16.
Pick up the token and place all four tokens collected into the slot to open the door to room
35. Go to room 35, pull the lever and then go on to room 36. Move
under the ledge to make the monster push the strongbox down
onto the floor. The box (containing a sack of gold) will now
be trapped. Go to room 37 and use the massacre spell to kill
the monster. Examine its shell to find a key, then go to room
38. Avoid standing on the plate underneath the button and
open the chest to get the teleporter. This transports you to
the circle in the middle of the room and is needed later.
Go to room 39, pull the lever to move the bars and pick up the shiriken and silver coin. Next, the bars will close and the mouth will drop some meat, gold and a poison potion. Throw the poison potion at the mouth to get the gold, then return to room 34 via the stairs in room
36. On the way, pick up the scroll of freeze and the strength
potion from room 35 and once in room 34, pull the lever. Go
back through room 35 to room 40 and pull the lever to lower
the board. Push this over the pit, jump on it and pull the
next lever before moving on to room 41. Pick up the key, go
to room 42 and cast the sleep spell on the eyes before
picking up the gems (the book will be the one you threw
through the gap in room six).
Go back upstairs and go through room 43 into room 44. Pick up the gem and the scroll of unlock chest, which will only open two chests.
You have a choice of boxes to open: Chest - gold Strongbox - bless potion wand Casket - Stamina potion Chests may contain useful items, but you'd better watch out! They may well cause something extremely nasty to happen to you!
Return to room 43, drink the strength potion and pull the pillar to the ledge containing the sack of gold, the Stamina potion and a key to the door in room 33. The items can be brought within your reach by pushing the pillar against the ledge, forcing the item either onto the pillar or onto the floor (if it lands on the pillar, push the pillar under the wooden board to knock the item off). Go to room 11 and insert the gems in the order asked to open the bars to room 45. Go to room 45, where there are three sets of spikes. These only appear when you get close to them, so time your jumps
carefully (only the last set are permanent).
The eye in room 46 won’t let you pass if you pick up the key, so push it through the bars and pick it up when you get past. Go to room 50 and pick up the spike. Pull the back to reveal a keyhole, then insert a key to bring down a chain. The strongbox contains gold which closes the exit when collected, so pull the chain to reopen it. Return to room 49 and press the button to open a hole in the wall.
Place the spike in the hole to open a door to room 51 and open the chest to get a gauntlet.
Return to room 48 and place the bucket under the red and brown drape. Jump onto the drape-covered bucket to reveal a button and press it to reveal a chest containing a chicken leg and some gold. Go to room 51 and feed the mouth some meat and chicken to open the exit to room 52. Go to room 47 and pick up the teleporter to get behind the bars in room
52. Unlock the bars and the door with the key from room 46, then
go to room 54. You don’t really need the food, so throw the
flask of poison (on the floor) at the mouth to get the gold,
then escape.
Return to room 53 and pull the lever. Drop a shield beside the gem and push it away from the lever until the gem hits the wall. Pick up the gem, watching out for the walls which will now close in on each other. Go to room 55 and move the board over the pit below the button.
Pull the lever five times and jump onto the board from the higher stairs. Push the button and drink the fire shield potion before going on to room 56. Pick up the gem and move on to room 57. Push the second bar from the right towards the lever and move straight in to the room before the bar drains your stamina.
Pick up the sack of gold and the map spell, then pull the lever and leave by simply touching the second bar from the left (but not the same one as before).
Go to room 59, where a floating eye will be waiting there. Immediately step to the left so that you are not in line with the stairs and when the paralysis wears off, move up the left-hand side until the stones from the door have gone past. Now go to room 60 and press the button to get the trolley system moving. Pick up the gem and the scroll of unlock door and jump back onto the trolley once it has past the bars.
Go to room 61, moving right in room 59 to avoid the stones.
Place the gems in the slot in the order asked to move the altar from over the steps. Go to room 63, watching out for the insects that are on the stair in room 62 (so get off the steps as soon as possible). Once in room 63, press the button to get across the pit and into room 64, then return to room 63 for the key to the lock. Go to room 67, hold the gauntlet and open the strongbox to get the shiriken and the sack of gold. Go to room 69, where you will find three bags of gold and a lead-lined casket. Place the bags in the casket one by one and open the casket in room 70 to transport them. When
you have collected all three bags, go on to room 71.
The key in this room is a bit tricky to get hold of, so you will need to use a spell. If you don’t have a shot shield spell or freeze spell left, then use a super fast potion. The volcanoes can be killed off, but it is dangerous to stay in the room if the eye has paralysed you more than once. Now unlock the door in room 70 and go to room 72.
Open the chest to get the two keys. Drop the sacks of gold from the teleport-casket onto the steps between the skulls and press the buttons on them to activate the teleporters. Push both teleporters off the altar - one will break while the other should teleport you to room 61. Go back to room 60 and on your way around on the trolley, press the other button to lift the drape. Get off the trolley before you are pushed off by the bars and go to room 74. Use the scroll of unlock door and go to room 87 using this route: 75, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87.
Unlock the door and pull the lever to get a sack of gold. Go through rooms 86, 85, 80 and 77 to get to room 78.
Along the route you will come across a volcano which can be removed fairly easily - as long as you don’t touch it! In room 78, pull the lever to get a stamina potion and go back to room seven to pick up a large gem.
Make your way back to room 16 (using the right door in room three to get quickly through room 10) and pick up the urn and the teleporters (you should now have six teleporters).
Any magical items you have are confiscated as soon as you enter room 91, so drink any Stamina potion you have left. In room 91, drop the urn on the empty shelf and place the gem you picked up in room seven on the empty shelf. Drop the teleporters down the hole in the centre of the room, make your way to room 92 and pull the lever until the light is black. Now all you have to do is wait on the circle to get to level three.
That’s all we’ve got space for this month, but rest assured further level solutions will be printed soon.
David McKone, Chester-Le-Street, County Durham GAME TIPS fXn Knightmare Hope we didn't leave any players of Tony Crowther's latest role-playing adventure in the lurch too much when we left off the Knightmare tips last month! To get you a little further, here is the second installment of our tips, outlining the three levels of the Sword Quest. The fourth quest is pretty tricky, so we'll be printing the solution to that on its own at a later date (when Alan sends us the final tips - hint, hint).
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1. Hit the button when ready for Hell.
2. The Game Rooms.
3. Only push the right ones.
4. The Monster Raid.
5. Beware the Guardians
6. You make the fire, can you stop it?
7. The word is secret.
8. Get 'em out and face them.
THE SWORD LEVEL 2 Items Staff of Aura, Wand of Pain, three Arrows, Funny Stick, Heal Stone, Fencer, Bronze Key, Gem Key, two Gold Keys, Rock Cake, Egg, Three Apples, three Grapes.
Messages 1. When is a wall not a wall?
2. Run away....
3. The sounds of Hell.
4. Lots of work.
5. Bread trails are handy.
6. Beware the trap.
7. Remember to hide.
8. Hunt for gold.
SOLUTION TO THE MAZE Open the door to the Maze Area and enter the portal directly ahead of you.
Now go west, south, east, west and north. Get the Iron Key, then go east then south. Unlock the door, go south and get the Rusty Key. Now find your way out (which shouldn’t be too hard).
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Well that’s it for the second set of tips. The last level’s mysteries will be unravelled soon, so keep watching this space!
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Weaving a spell I bought The Secret of Monkey Island and worked my way through to the end. It’s a brilliant adventure so what do I do while waiting for Monkey Island ? I but the previous Lucasfilm adventure, Loom. Herein lies the problem. I can’t get past the blacksmith’s gate. If I go back to Rusty I can’t wake him. I have tried all my known drafts on everything. Please help!
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Saints and cheaters Can you please give me a cheat for Xenon 2 because I can’t get past level one. Can you also give me a cheat for Saint Dragon? I can get stuck on level two.
Darryn Durrant, Croydon, Surrey Short and straight to the point, this letter! Well, Darryn, there isn't actually a cheat for Xenon 2 (sorry to everyone who wrote in asking for one), but I can help you with Saint Dragon.
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Desert Island Disks I have recently purchased The Secret of Monkey Island and have got completely stuck. I am on Monkey Island, I have got the oars to row the boat and have visited the cannibals’ village. When they trap me in the hut I find the banana picker but it is too big to fit through the floorboards when I escape. How do I get it out? Also, how do I keep the fence down at the monkey head? When I let go of the totem pole’s nose it just springs up again. Could you assist me?
Matthew Rickhuss, Castleford, West Yorkshire Well, you are most definitely on the wrong track, but you are trying to get too far ahead of yourself. You can't actually take the banana picker out of the hut when you escape through the floor, that comes later when you’ve got something to give the natives.
Unfortunately, you can’t do this without getting past the fence by the monkey head! What you need for this is a small, hairy, monkey-shaped helper (who can be found in the forest near the beach). To get him to follow you, you need to feed him, but where do you get the bananas? The fruit basket in the village and the tree on the beach, that’s where - but you have to work out how to dislodge the bananas from the tree! I'll leave you to work out this 'primitive' action (tee hee).
Tipping through the glen I am having great difficulty with Robin Hood. Does anyone know how to get Friar Tuck or anyone else to join your team? I can only get Little John, but when I send him out to mug one of the rich people, he gets caught and hung. Does anyone have any tips?
G Roberts, Edinburgh As luck would have it, we have a nice set of codes from Chris Hughes in Harrogate. Simply hold down the Alt key and enter these codes for special effects: 370 Outlaw stag hunting 371 Outlaw Robin Hood 372 Outlaw Merry Men 373 Put a price on Robin’s head 441 Cycle through the seasons 213 Move to island near Little John 214 Move to spring near wizard 659 Make Merry Men join up 103 Make Marion Fall in love with Robin 166 Maximum heroism 167 Minimum heroism (not a great move) 828 Legalise Robin Hood 666 Start a church service Lights - underwater car - ACTION!
I have got a copy of The Spy Who Loved Me. Is there anyone out there who knows how to skip levels? I’m bored of having to repeat scene one every time I want to play the game.
Spencer Gamble, Oakham, Leicestershire Well, there isn't actually a level-skip cheat, but there is another tip that may help. Start the game as normal.
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Driven up the wall I am writing to you in the hope that you can advise me on software for the A500 Plus. My eldest son has had an A500 for almost two years and has bought many games. My youngest son has just had an A500 Plus for Christmas and is particularly disappointed that his favourite game Lotus Esprit Turbo Challenge will not work. Please could you tell me whether there is a Lotus-style game available for the A500 Plus, since my youngest son is getting more and more disheartened!
Mrs JM Ashley, Norfolk 126•MPH Want to see some hot driving on the A500 Plus? Well this little beauty could be right up your street! Grab a copy of Lotus Turbo Challenge 2 for some speedy action.
Not really a tip question, but when someone is getting distressed about a particular game, Helping Hand is there to assist! There is a Lotus-style game available that does work on the A500 Plus. Funnily enough it’s the sequel game from Gremlin themselves - Lotus Turbo Challenge 2 This was released when the requirements of the A500 Plus were more widely known, and so should work without any problems.
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These fantastic CD ROM Drives will allow you to access the growing range of Interactive CDTV Titles for around £299* and also play your audio CD collection through your stereo!
Simply plugs into your Amiga 500+ or A600 for immediate use.
[*RRP, compatibility and release details yet to be confirmed by Commodore UK* - Please telephone for further information] These two latest additions to the Amiga family introduce some stunning new featu INTERFACES: 2 Mouse Joystick ports, Paralle Serial RS232, External Floppy D RF TV Output, RGB Analogue, A570 & A670 CD ROM DRIVES ? ?
COMPACT DESIGN: With built-in modulator for smaller Apple™ in Alfreton... For the professional user, Gordon Harwood provides the outstanding Apple™ Macintosh™ range of most user friendly yet powerful Personal Computers, at prices which compare favourably with Amigas.
Systems start at just £699.95 for a 40Mb. Drive Macintosh™ Classic™, with Monochrome Monitor and 4Mb. RAM. Colour systems are now available at a lower cost than the equivalent Amiga 1500 or 2000, but with much more useable power.
The Laser-Quality Style Writer™ Ink-Jet printer with automatic sheet feeder is just £299.95 to complete the whole package.
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Gordon Harwood Computers I As an Apple Authorised Reseller, systems are available through our showroom only. Please visit us for your personal introduction to these exceptional computers.
Authorised Reseller The Closer you look, The Better we look.
Macintosh™ is the industry standard system for DTP and presentation, it can also exchange files with MSDOS PC's and even run MSDOS programs [with SoftPC™, a standard utility package... available separately].
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ALL OUR AMIGAS ARE UNITED KINGDOM SPECIFICATION AND INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING... 1 Mb. Disk Drive 1Mb Ram Memory TV Modulator 4096 Colours Multi Tasking Speech Synthesis 4 Channel Digital Stereo Sound Amiga Mouse Operation Manuals Workbench 2 Disks ALL Connecting Cables prn Hill 1I!I ULTIMATE AMIGA PACKS YET AGAIN... INCLUDES 31* GREAT GAMES!
PLUS...All OURAmigas are backed by Harwoods Great Service [Please see full details in our Ordering Made Easy1 panel final page] THAT'S RIGHT HARWOODS HAVE PUT TOGETHER THE STARTING WITH POWERPLAY PACK 1 WHICH Just look at what you get NOW... Our packs always contain Professional Games NOT or muM-game disk titles
• AMIGA A500 PLUS COMPUTER WITH A FULL 1Mb. OF MEMORY!
• THE SIMPSONS, BART vs THE SPACE MUTANTS - Thats right man!
You can play the computer version of this popular TV cartoon. By Ocean.
CAPTAIN PLANET - created from the award winning TV show, now's your chance to save the earths environment with this ultimate adventure... your Eco-Copter is waiting. By Mindscape.
LEMMINGS - Are you as smart as Lemmings are stupid, match your intelligence against their lack of it as you play the 140 levels of the most original game of '91 (European Computer Leisure Awards Winner). By Psygnosis.
EDUCATIONAL BASIC LANGUAGE FOR CREATING YOUR OWN PROGRAMS DELUXE PAINT III GRAPHICS PACKAGE WITH ANIMATION
• TAILORED DUST COVER AND MOUSE MAT
• AND A SUPERB HIGH QUALITY MICROSWITCHED JOYSTICK,
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NOW WE'RE INCLUDING THESE 10 FANTASTIC BONUS GAMES... ...BUT
ONLY WHILST STOCKS LAST!
DATASTORM - The fastest shoot 'em up of all time! Defender with a vengence!!!
DUNGEON QUEST - Ultimate in multisensory gaming! The BEST graphic mysteries!
E-MOTION- 50 levels of multi-coloured puzzles. A challenging emotional experience.
GRAND MONSTER SLAM - Elves, Trolls, Goblins, Ores, Dragons & Knights do battle!
RVF HONDA - Formula 1 motorbike racing at 170mph on a Honda RC30 racing bike!
DRIVIN' FORCE - For driving maniacs! 12 competitions day or night with 6 vehicles!
PIPEMANIA - Classic puzzle arcade game. So addictive you won't want to put it down!
ROCK 'N' ROLL - Crazy action game accompanied by fantastic Rock 'n Roll sounds!
SKWEEK- Paint the town PINK, kill Schnoreuls and dominate 99 levels of Skweezland TOWER OF BABEL - Intricate 3D strategy game. Fantastic lighting & shading effects!
..AND HARWOODS ALSO GIVE YOU A SUPERB BROCHURE OFFERING UP T016 NIGHTS FREE HOTEL ACCOMODATION IN AN EXTENSIVE SELECTION OF 400 HOTELS AROUND THE UK PLUS NOW A SPECIAL BUDGET FRANCE SUPPLEMENT IS INCLUDED T00I Priced at an INCREDIBLE PLUS.... 18 MORE GREAT GAMES, THERE'S SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE... BLOODWYCH - Fantasy role-playing game, great interaction with your computer created environment BUBBLE* - Help the dawdling ghost and the soap bubble, escape from the old deserted manor house CAPTAIN BLOOD - Astonishing creatures and animated 3D graphics, this is a game you just have to play
ELIMINATOR - A progressive multi stage flying shoot 'em up, on a long winding course, survive if you can!
HOSTAGES - You must get your team and hostages out of the terrorist overrun embassy, without loss of life JUMPING JACKSON - In a deluge of colour and sound save, the earth from sadness and melacholy music KRYPTON EGG - A classic Breakout game, 60 screens, separated by 6 combat sequences LANCASTER - Your mission is to fly the classic WWII bomber on its dangerous raids over enemy territiory LOMBARD RAC RALLY - You drive your 300 bhp Sierra Cosworth through demanding stages of the rally PURPLE SATURN DAY - Four arcade games, an exciting high speed trip into total cosmic 3D space SAFARI GUNS -
Live the African experience in an animal sanctuary, track the poachers & ivory traffickers STIR CRAZY (Featuring Bobo) - Bobo & his inmates are planning a stunning trampoline jump prison escape SKYCHASE - Airborne combat for every simulation fan. In this one or two player game, battle against your MIG flying adversary in your F-16 Falcon.
SKYFOXII - Skyfox II, the only ship fast enough to carry on the Skyfox legend. Fight to blow your federation enemies from the Galaxy, at speeds of 9000 kilometres second!
STRIKE FORCE HARRIER - Puts you in the cockpit of one of Britains most exiting fighter aircraft. Multiple skill levels let you progress to become an ace pilot TINTIN ON THE MOON - We've been captured by Colonel Jorgen and he's tring to scupper the moon mission.
Including VAT Come on Tintin, you're the only one who can save us, and be the first on the moon TV SPORTS FOOTBALL - Strap on your helmet for American football simulation that looks like the real thing.
XENON 2 MEGABLAST - This time it's war! The Xenites are back and have thrown time itself into turmoil.
We resen e the right to substitute individual software titles or pack items should the need arise.
POWGRPIAY PACKS All our packs contain the new Amiga A500 Plus.
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185 40 Cf with a FI A SPECIAL PACK FROM HARWOOD'S YOU SEE AND HEAR THOSE GAMES WITH SUPERB CLARITY CD *2 cd § CD •-§ CD '5 G S cd -c a o i s P-H UC200 Win H w.- C0STU, COLOUR pr‘*JSoJeu& add THE from OUR IWJj® - between I Our monitor section on page 6 gives full details for your choice of Philips Monitors & Monitor TV's Including VAT ,,|i;:ip O ¦"C mi!!!!
Pro ;iij “'lull ill Kll O mini o il'OIII Ilium ihi EDUCATION II ii o :::z mill iimm OR...YOU CAN CHOOSE A PHILIPS MONITOR TV I ~ AT NO EXTRA COST! I See page 6 for FULL B details of this remarkable Fast Text Monitor TV £69 I r EDUCATION Datastorm, Drivin' Force, Pipe Mania, Dungeon Quest, Rock-N-Roll, E-Motion, Tower of Babel, Skweek, RVF Honda, and Grand Monster Slam.
¦mil imiiii ADD A CUMANA CAX 354 SECOND DRIVE FOR JUST £50 TO HELP RUN THOSE BUSINESS PACKS MORE EFFICIENTLY mu iti: ml WE MEAN BUSINESS AT A GREAT PACKAGE PRICE OF JUST... Including VAT "IT'S THE- BUSINESS" A TRULY PROFESSIONAL PACKAGE SPECIFICALLY FOR THE BUSINESS MINDED AMIGA USER.
THIS ONE SHOULD FULFILL EVERY AREA OF HOME BUSINESS YOU'RE LIKELY TO NEED!
THE BUSINESS PACK FROM HARWOODS INCLUDES ALL THE FOLLOWING... AMIGA 500 PLUS WITH 1Mb. MEMORY + PHILIPS CM 8833 II STEREO COLOUR MONITOR See Monitor Panel on Page 6 for Details STAR LC200 9 PIN N FULL COLOUR PRINTER3 See Printer Panelon Page 5 for Details A HOST OF BUSINESS SOFTWARE & ACCESSORIES... PEN PAL V1.3 (Word Processor)...1Mb. SUPERBASE II PERSONAL (Database) SUPERPUN (Spreadsheet)...! Mb.
HARWOOD'S BRILLIANT 1Mb AMIGA 500 PLUS 'MEGA 31*' GAMES PACK 2 That's right you get the fantastic Amiga & ALL THE EXTRAS detailed in Harwoods "Mega 31*'Pack 1 AND you also get... THE PHILIPS CM8833 II STEREO COLOUR MONITOR €629 A GREAT TEN GAMES PACKAGE «... 3SS:--
* THE SIMPSONS CAPTAIN PLANET LEMMINGS DELUXE PAINT III Now with
ANIMATION MICROSWITCHED JOYSTICK 10 BLANK 3.5' DISKS DISK
LIBRARY CASE MOUSE MAT 3 TAILORED DUST COVERS HARWOOD'S GREAT
1Mb AMIGA 500 PLUS 'MEGA 31* *PACK 3 [ That's right you get the
fantastic Amiga & ALL THE EXTRAS detailed in Harwoods “Mega
31*" Games Pack 1 (far left) AND... K then you also get... THE
SUPERB PHILIPS CM8833 II STEREOCOLOUR MONITOR Our monitor
section on page 6 gives full details for your choice of Philips
Monitors & Monitor Tvs P tflE. I THE SUPER STAR LC 200 COLOUR
A PRINTER... GCSE ’O' LEVEL PACK B GCSE examination level
studies on your Amiga computer that's fun!
MICRO ENGLISH, MICRO FRENCH AND MICRO MATHS A set of three complete self-tuih'on courses to GCSE level which can also be used for revision work. All programs adhere to the National Curriculum and were designed and tested in schools by professional teachers.
Micro French includes 'real speech’ to help your accent!
PEN PAL- Graphical Word Processor A fantastic word processor with all the tools you'll need to create effective written work. Ideal for home work, projects etc. or for the families letters. Text wraps automatically around graphics, even as you type!
Includes a built-in database and Forms Manager, H0MEBASE Homebase is the ideal information storage program tor things like household lists, student notes, and children's educational projects. Inc. clearly labelled 'push button' controls and clear comprehensive reference manuals.
A GREAT EDUCTIONAL PACK FOR YOUR CHILDREN AT A FRACTION OF THE NORMAL COST PRIMARY & JUNIOR PACK A Get your children off to the right computing start with this software learn and play Compendium 6 pack... KIDS TYPE, WEATHER WATCHER, CALENDAR QUIZ, WORDS & NUMBERS, GAME SET & MATCH, WHAT IS IT?-WHERE IS IT?
Active, enquiring young minds will love the fun of these six entertaining but educational titles.
Your children probably won't even realise that their ’lessons’ have begun!!!.
H0MEBASE Ideal home storage system. Keep household lists, student records etc. Easy to use 'push button’ controls.
PRIMARY MATHS COURSE Around 24 modules in this course from 3 yrs old right up to secondary level. Follows N.C. READING & WRITING COURSE 24 module course. Teaching from the computer and books. For early starters & the dyslexic.
A GREAT EDUCTIONAL PACK FOR YOUR CHILDREN AT A FRACTION OF THE NORMAL COST HARWOODS LEARN & PLAY HARWOODS LEARN & PLAY i, Full Colour 9 Pin NLQ Dot Matrix Printer EE Dust Cover and cable to your Amiga.
(See printer panel for details) mm LC200 wtth A CrnZENSWrT Including VAT GORDON The Closer you look, The Better we look.
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CDTV ACCESSORIES m»m™ SOUND CD 1220 KEYBOARD CD 1252 MOUSE CD 1200 TRACKBALL l Jords m CD 1400 CADDY CBM FLOPPY DRIVE CD 1301 GENLOCK ROCLITE 3.5" DRIVE AN 89 KEY QWERTY KEYBOARD £49.95 INFRARED MOUSE WITH BATTERY SAVER. £49.95 INFRARED TRACKBALL, WITH THE OPTION £79.95 OF DIRECT CONNECTION TO EXTEND BATTERY LIFE.
DUPLICATES FUNCTIONS OF 2 BUTTON MOUSE & INCLUDES TWO 9 PIN PORTS FOR STD. JOYSTICKS FOR HOLDING CD WITHIN DRIVE £9.95 CD 1401 MEMORY CARD PERSONAL RAM CARD CONTAINING £79.95 64K OF MEMORY FOR STORING DATA OR AS A BOOKMARK FACILITY WITHIN CDTV CD 1405 MEMORY CARD A LARGER PERSONAL RAM CARD £249.95 CONTAINING 512K OF MEMORY FOR STORING DATA OR AS A BOOKMARK FACILITY WITHIN CDTV
3. 5" FLOPPY DRIVE WITH 880K CAPACITY. £99.95 MATCHING BLACK
FINISH. SUPPLIED WITH AMIGA WORKBENCH DISKS MANUALS etc. PAL
BASED VIDEO INTERFACE CARD FOR £149.95 SUPERIMPOSING CDTV
IMAGES OVER A VIDEO PROVIDED BY ANY STANDARD VIDEO SOURCE CDTV
COMPATIBLE AND STYLED IN £69.95 MATCHING BLACK.
Many Amiga Accessories & Peripherals (e.g. Printers, Disk Drives, Software etc.) are compatible with CDTV. Please phone us for compatability information.
HARWOODS AMIGA PRO-GEN NEW LOWER PRICE Please call for latest availability.
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... DON’T FORGET, THAT CDTV CAN PLAY IN SUPERB QUALITY, ANY NORMAL AUDIO MUSIC CD, AND IT CAN ALSO PLAY THE NEW CD+G DISKS, WHICH GIVE DIGITAL SOUND AND ON SCREEN GRAPHICS.
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... FIVE GAMES, SHERLOCK HOLMES & THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES, SIM CITY, CHAOS IN ANDROMEDA, A TOWN WITH NO NAME, AND THE ACCLAIMED LEMMINGS, WORTH IN TOTAL ALMOST £200.00. IN ADDITION IS THE INFRARED REMOTE CONTROLLER, AND ALL THE HARDWARE NEEDED TO GET YOU CONNECTED.
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, YOU’LL 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 TODAYS TECHNOLOGY.!
CALL IN AND SEE US FOR YOUR PERSONAL DEMONSTRATION, OR PHONE US FOR YOUR FREE DETAILED CDTV INFORMATION PACK.
The Pro-gen AMIGA Genlock allows you to mix your Amiga display with any PAL video signal whether it is from a VCR, Laserdisk player or a Camcorder. In fact any item of video equipment which outputs a PAL composite video signal.Combined with the Amiga computer the Pro-Gen gives you the facilities of a special effects & video titling suite.
Take your own films & give them a professional look by OVERLAYING TITLES or by SUPER IMPOSING YOUR OWN GRAPHICS created in packages like Photon Paint 2.0 or Deluxe Paint. Pro-Gen is supplied with micro illusions superb Photon Paint 2.0 package.
FREE Photon Paint 2.0 Software A powerful Lo-and-Hi resolution hold and modify (HAM) paint program, with overscan (NTSC PAL) and special effects for your Amiga Computer including all the following... Contour Mapping: drapes a brush over a 3D "landscape". Pixel intensity values decide the peaks and valleys, while a specially developed ray-tracing algorithm maps the image precisely. Surface Mapping: around 3D objects, both geometric and free hand drawn.
Luminance: sets the light source and intensity. Shadowing: automatically with control of size and offset. Brush Control: twist, tilt, resize, flip, rotate, bend, adjustable transparency, stretch etc etc. PLUS LOTS MORE! A great program allowing use of 4096 colours. Choice of horiz vert page print, negatives, anti-aliasing, dithered print, adjustable brihgtness etc. How it works: STOP PRESS PRO-GEN... NOW INCLUDES A VERY VERSATILE MULTI COMPONENT VIDEO TO GENLXK CONNECTING CABLE KIT.
THIS ALLOWS PRO-GEN TO BE USED STRAIGHTAWAY WITH MOST POPULAR VIDEO EQUIPMENT, WITHOUT THE NEED TO HUNT DOWN THE CORRECT CONNECTING CABLES. THIS KIT CAN ALSO BE USED TO CONNECT IN OTHER WAYS... eg. VCR TO VCR etc. RGB MoniUx (recommendeil) IN CAMERA OR VCR OUT VCR A KIT TO START YOU OFF RIGHT FROM THE MOMENT YOU OPEN THE BOX!!!
UHFTV PhotonEpaint 2.0 ONLY £99.95 Mode Switch-box for Genlocks £29.95 Features Include
- Compatible With The Pro-Gen And Rendale 8802
- Supplied With Genlock Extender Cable Worth £9.95
- Switch-box Switches Between Foreground, Background, Video And
Computer Modes.
AMIGA DRIVES & MEMORY Cumana CAX354 3.5” External 2nd Disk Drive.
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Enable Disable Switch, ft Throughport ft Access Light ft
Compatible with Amiga500 1000 1500 2000 3000 and CDTV NOW
SUPPLIED WITH A FREE
3. 5" Disk Head Cleaner to maintain your new drive in 'tip-top'
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£349.95 £519.95 £729.95 0Mb.
£289.95 £409.95 £639.95 £1169.95 2Mb.
£419.95 £589.95 £799.95 2Mb.
£359.95 £479.95 £709.95 £1239.95 4Mb.
£489.95 £659.95 £869.95 4Mb.
£429.95 £549.95 £779.95 £1309.95 8Mb.
£629.95 £799.95 £999.95 8Mb.
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GAMES WHEN YOU CAN LEARN WITH YOUR AMIGA TOO!
£18.95 £20.95 £| 8.95 £19.95 3 cr a w « % v MICRO MATHS - 24 easy to use programs for GCSE ('O' Level) revision or self tuition MEGA MATHS - A 9 level step by step tuition course. For mature beginners, 'A' Level studies & Micro Maths users MICRO FRENCH - GCSE French tuition or revision course. Covers £18.95 both spoken & written French MICRO ENGLISH - Complete self-tuition programe to GCSE level.
PRIMARY MATHS - Ages 3 to 12, Complete 24 Prog. Course.
SPELL BOOK - Ages 4 to 6, Developed with the help of a Primary School Head Teacher to aid spelling skills.
HOMEBASE - Home storage prog., ideal for those household lists, childrens educational projects, student notes etc. Easy to use "Push Button" controls and a extensive reference manual.
COMPENDIUM SIX PACK- 6 Great Educational Progs, for children £29.95 aged 4-12years of age. Each is designed to keep your childs interest whilst they learn. KIDS TYPE - Large characters & colurful graphics helps creation of stories. WEATHER WATCHER - Collect & analyse data using graphs etc. even animate your own weather map! CALENDAR QUIZ - Quiz based learning of time related events. WORDS AND NUMBERS - Put words & scentences in the correct order or group numbers. GAME, SET & MATCH - Early learning of shapes colours, numbers, coins, sequences and including a “reaction timer".
WHAT IS IT? WHERE IS IT? - Learn names & locations of British counties.
HARWOODS AMIGA 1Mb PRO-RAM PLUS ADD MORE POWER TO YOUR AMIGA 500 PLUS WITH A FULL 1Mb. MEMORY UPGRADE!!!
,Y 1 Mb. RAM expansion for the Amiga 500 Plus ,Y Gives a total of 2Mb. Of RAM Easily fitted without any dismantling in the trapdoor expansion slot underneath Amiga. DOESN'T invalidate your warranty!
; Low power consumption ' 2 Yr Guarantee!
A GREAT NEW OFFER FROM HARWOODS
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Gives A500 a total of 1Mb Memory + Clock OC ft Gives 500 Plus
a total of 1.5Mb Memory fe£7 • 79 ft Capacities of 52 to420Mb
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WORD PROCESSOR DATABASE With Pen Pal you can mix text, 4096 colour graphics & data in ways no other w p can! "It's handling of graphics is unsurpassed: Pen Pal is the only word processor I tested that will automatically wrap text round graphics.. Amiga World, July 90 J f pin £79.95 PENPAL complete WITH 512K Amiga RAM Expansion only..I99.95!
Music-X: The ultimate software for professional MIDI sequencing. The software includes a configurable librarian and a synthesiser patch editor. All you need to recreate a song can be recalled from one performance file including sequences, MIDI routing, sync setup, keyboard maps & synthesiser or drum machine patch libraries. NEW LOW PRICES - £49.95 or just £69.95 with midi-interface!
MIDI INTERFACE (5 Port): In, Out, Through plus 2 switchable thru' out. Inc. 2 cables. £24.95 AMOS: AMOS allows you to access the power of 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 Amos Add on Modules: (BOTH require Amos prog.) '1MI Amos Compiler £29.95 Amos 3D £34.95 SuperBase 4: Most powerful database available for the Amiga.Combines the ease of use of Super- Base 2 with a versatile programming language so that you
can tailor your data to your own specific needs for club business library records etc. £229.95 Lattice C: An ideal tool for the C programmer whether experienced or a novice. The best way to create applications for the Amiga.Fully supports Motorola chipset. Nearly 300 functions optimised to help the user write the tightest possible code. Includes screen editor. Most Amiga C books are based around lattice. (Requires either 2 floppy drives OR a hard disk drive) £199.95 Deluxe Paint IV: Latest version of the Amigas first, and still the best, paint and animation package, now including HAM mode. (1
Mb. Minimum memory or more recommended) £79.95 Vidl, The Complete Colour Solution: Vidi with RGB Splitter, Frame Grabber & 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 for grabbing. Requires video camera or VCR with perfect pause for digitising. Now comes with Photon Paint 2.0 ABSOLUTELY FREE OF CHARGE!!! £149.95 STEREOMASTER: High quality "stereo" sampler (best for sampling instruments etc.) £39.95 THE ABOVE IS JUST A
SMALL SAMPLE FROM OUR EXTENSIVE RANGE OF THOUSANDS OF SERIOUS, EDUCATION AND RECREATION TITLES. WE CAN'T LIST THEM ALL HERE SO PLEASE CALL US IF YOU CAN'T SEE THE PROGRAM YOU REQUIRE, ITS PROBABLY IN STOCKI ALFRETON DERBYSHIRE The Closer you look, The Better we look.
I V v i pVt; * j I . 1 I V., DON rOOf Cow PRINTER ACCESSORIES All printers in our range include a standard Centronics Parallel Port for direct connection to Amiga, PC's, Atari ST's, Archimedes etc. We supply a connection cable to YOUR computer FREE plus a Quality Dust Cover with ALL Dot Matrix Printers FREE £ J 3 TO Q Q) J-o'b E «j *.
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Max. paper width 11.7" Supplied with colour & mono ribbons
Paper park with auto single sheet loading Programmable from
front panel.
12 month warranty £214.95 £249.95 Large 28K Buffer 360 x 360 dpi near laser print quality Optional Ni-Cad battery for mains free operation £249.95 £299.95 Paper park with auto single sheet loading Micro paper feed, Max. paper width 11.7" Supplied with mono ribbon Faster than the old LC24-10 Extra font cartridges available Program from front panel, No DIP switches 12 month warranty PRINTER PRINTER TYPE BLACK RIBBON BUCK RIBBON SIX PACK’ COLOUR RIBBON COLOUR RIBBON SIX PACK’ CITIZEN 120D+ BLACK ONLY £4.95 £24.95 N A N A CITIZEN 124 BLACK ONLY £4.95 £24.95 N A N A CITIZEN SWIFT 9 BLACK COLOUR
£4.95 £24.95 £16.95 £99.95 SWIFT 24 24E 224 BLACK COLOUR £4.95 £24.95 £16.95 £99.95 STAR LC1072(LV BLACK COLOUR £4.50* £24.95* .V £6.90* £36.50* STAR LC200 BLACK COLOUR £6.95 ZX9 £36.95 ZX9 £12.95zx9cl £69.95 zx9cl STAR LC24 200 BLACK COLOUR £8.95 Z24 £49.95 Z24 £14.95x24cl £74.95 X24CL STAR XB RANGE BLACK COLOUR £8.95 Z24 £49.95 Z24 £14.95x24cl £74.95 X24CL STAR SJ48 INK CARTRIDGE BLACK ONLY Also compatible with Apple Stylewriter and Cannon BJ10E Bubblejet £15.95ea. £254.95 £319.95 GORDON HARWOOD PRINTER STARTER PACK ALL our Dot Matrix Printers are supplied complete with... 200 Sheets of
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BEAT STUDIO AROUND £30 CITY BEAT (PANDAAL) 0234 843355 The nice thing about this small and tidy package is that it comes with all the various leads that you need to connect up to your hi-fi or any other sound source with phono plugs, so you can get sampling straightaway. It samples in full stereo and it looks like being a good little piece of software, with complete loop editing to make long tracks and also a MIDI-compatible sequencer built in to make complete songs with. Should be good.
TECHNOSOUND TURBO AROUND £30 NEW DIMENSIONS 0291 690933 This package has exactly the same specifications as the City Beat sampler for one particularly good reason: as far as we are aware, both have been developed in parallel by the same team, so it’s just a question of who you buy it from.
TechnoSound has long come highly recommended by us, combining a surprisingly good bit of hardware with some very decent software to give easily the best value in entry- level sampling. The new version now also includes audio leads and MIDI song sequencer.
% ECHfVU c 8 QUNP • IVIEGAJVtlX MASTER PRICE N A ROMBO 0506 466601 Here’s a product that’s joining in at the low-cost, high-specification end of the market. This is the first foray into sound for the company that is actually best known for their remarkable video digitisers.
Megamix Master would appear from first impressions to score very highly on ease of use, with friendly and colourful graphics, and it can do real-time effects processing to give effects like Echo: home karaoke here we come!
DIGITAL SOUND STUDIO (DSS8) £59.95 GVP VIA SIUCA 081-309 1111 Slightly more expensive, this one, and we have to admit that first impressions give us a bit of a problem. The sampling hardware contained in the package we received bore absolutely no resemblance to the one pictured on the pack: it has no LEDs for level monitoring and no potentiometers to set record levels on the stereo channels. What’s going on here? These gripes apart, it looks like it could be quite a decent little package, with real-time effects and its own sample sequencer that even saves in Sonix format. We’ll see how
it does... Coming Contraptions With the traditional spring lull in the computer industry, there's been a slight drop-off in the amount of new products coming out for the Amiga, but there's still plenty of exciting developments afoot... HOTLINKS EDITIONS FOR PAGESTREAM PRICE IM A SOFT LOGIK VIA SIUCA 081-309 1111 Continuing with their slogan of “We give you the tools to dream”, Soft Logik have come up with a set of sup- | port programs for their top DTP package Page St re cim. With the latest version of the package, which we J reviewed last month, we reckon PageStream has finally j come out
on top of the DTP heap. One of its major fea- j tures is a ‘publish and subscribe’ system called Hotlinks, | and these applications are all intended for use with the | Hotlinks system. J HotLinks Editions Text and Photo Editing The idea is that even as a text or picture file is modi- j fied, the new version can be updated in all applications | that are sharing the same file. Put in simple terms, this * means that you waste no time reimporting a touched-up picture or a spell-checked text file into a DTP page: the DTP file will be updated automatically to receive the new changes.
The Editions contains a Hotlinks system with a full user guide as well as two programs designed for file editing in conjunction with PageStream: a picture editor called BME (BitMap f Editor) and a text editor by the name of PageLiner. BME is primarily intended for touch-up work, though it can also be used for compositing. It « will load an enormous range of different picture formats, including up to 30-bit RGB colour images and 32-bit CMYK separations. Sizes can be up to 32,768 pixels square, which is ideal for ~ scans. As well as limited paint tools the program features cut, copy and
paste tools and has a transparency option on paste. You can paint from one area onto another, which makes touch-up much easier. The program displays in 16 greyscales, though you can actually pick out and display a single colour from your image to keep a check on it.
Page Liner is a standard text editor, featuring all the usual word processor specifications such as cut, copy, paste, insert, spell-checking with a user-definable dictionary and so on. It also allows you to set text style tags for use in PageStream pages, it features a real-time word count, and it lets you display ‘invisibles' such as tabs and returns, which can be very useful.
AJVIINET NETWORK £19.99 PRECISION DISTRIBUTION 0753 557888 Networking a set of computers can be a difficult task, and it’s not too common for a large establishment to be using numbers of Amigas together, so networks have never really taken off for the Amiga. Just arrived, however, is a new solution for networking which certainly looks simple enough to use in even a small network of Amigas.
All you have to do is get one AmiNET pack for each computer, and you can connect (so the package claims) up to 200 Amigas in a simple ring network. Each package consists of a dongle that plugs into the serial port, as well as two plugs and two leads of decent length, one for ‘in' and one for ‘out’. After the connections are made, the software must be installed on the machines and you're up and talking.
It all sounds simple enough and, if it proves to be that simple in use, then it could be an ideal solution to networking for small multi-user establishments like schools. Certainly the printer-sharing facility that a network would provide could be handy.
ART DEPT PROFESSIONAL 2 £229.95 ASDG VIA SIUCA 081-309 1111 If you're serious about your graphics, then this has to be the one you’ve been waiting for. The Art Department in its Professional edition is already established as a top package for transferring files between different graphics formats and for high-standard image processing.
Amiga The big thing about the new version is the addition of the JPEG-standard image-compression system. This can reduce 24- bit image files to as little as 40K in size, meaning that masses of expensive disk space could be saved. Beyond that, the spec remains pretty much the same. We'll be taking a close look at this leading package next month.
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- Ti- In the meantime, just in case you're not familiar with the
system, here’s a brief run-down of what it does. It uses a
modular system of file loaders and savers, which means you can
add on an extra module to cover any file types from any popular
computer format you particularly want to use. The professional
version comes as standard with modules for PCX, GIF, DigiView,
Sculpt and several more as well as saving in Postscript and. Of
course, load and save in full IFF and JPEG formats.
In between loading and saving, the program treats all data as either colour at 24-bit or greys at 8-bit resolution, so you've got the maximum possible quality in all operations. A loaded picture can have any number of image-processing operations performed as well as having text added.
Finally images can be printed out on any Amiga Preferences printer so as to give full 24-bit colour. And that’s just a brief description... DAATASCAN PROFESSIONAL OS £VARIES PANDAAL 0234 843355 For anyone who already owns a PanDAAL Daatascan hand scanner, this is just a software upgrade. If you don't already own the hardware soft- ware combination, then the updates to this scanning package have to make it worth a look.
The hardware is a high-quality scanning head, which you must draw across the image you wish to scan. Four different resolution modes can be set as well as a number of tweaks to enable good reproduction. The scanner plugs into an interface which in turn plugs on the back of the Amiga. The whole package can be bought for £109, but check for latest prices which may drop. A version is also available with a port sharer for the parallel port into which the interface plugs, costing £124.95. The newest version of the software is version 2.02, which owners of the hardware can obtain for a £15 upgrade
fee. It has been highly rewritten from the original slightly temperamental package supplied with the old DaataScans. The big news on the latest version is the addition of a greyscale mode, which converts half-tones to full greyscales. This makes a great deal of difference when using scanned images for computer-art type purposes. We'll be showing you the results in a review next issue.
DIGIVIEW JVIEDIA STATION £1 79.95 NEWTEK VIA SILICA 081-309 1111 A high-value pack combining two of the packages which made NewTek one of the big names in Amiga software along with a third-party complimentary animation system. This has been on sale for a while as a package but has been widely ignored by the press, partly because there’s not actually anything new in there and partly because NewTek are now concentrating their attentions on the infamous Video Toaster hardware.
© The keystone of the package is DigiView, the top-class HAM digitising package: the other two packages are really simply freebies thrown in with this one. DigiView is the most wiiM mail f t TOPHI' -4 P in WO Ml 6 Ics!w,3 rcpitw* '‘v.jf'lfHfciVt popular and effective three-pass colour digitising system there N *T» is, building up separate red, green and blue parts of an image using the output from a mono video camera filtered through coloured plastic. DigiView has long been considered the standard for this type of digitising, with its excellent results, the innovative hi-res ‘Dynamic’
HAM mode and even pseudo-True Colour 21-bit output. It's still a winner.
Of the other two packages the first is DigiPaint 3, the HAM-only paint program. Three years ago there was nothing to choose between this and its rival Photon Paint 2 if you wanted to paint with all 4,096 Amiga colours, and even now DigiPaint has some unique features that make it worth owning even if you already have a HAM package.
Elan Performer makes up the trio. This is an animation sequencing package that has a rather weird aim: it's intended for actual live performance use, so animations, sounds and individual pictures can be assigned to individual keys on the keyboard and then cued in real time. Apart from that it's quite a sophisticated system for developing presentations on the Amiga.
'Serious1 reviews This is the section of the magazine dedicated to bringing you honest and intelligent reviews of the latest 'serious' releases in hardware and software.
From expansions such as extra memory and hard drives through to useful, practical utilities to the latest in ‘productivity’ (DTP, databases) and ‘creativity’ (paint, animation, 3D, digitisers and music) software, it’s all in here.
Two years running, Amiga Format has been voted by computer retailers as the magazine that they most trust when they’re deciding what to stock, so you can see that we’re the people best placed to advise you on what to buy. With our expert knowledge, we know what’s the best program to date for any particular kind of job, and we’ll see how anything new stacks up against the best in the business.
% Contents Get ready for a ‘seriously’ creative section to chill out to.
You ’II find some Format Golds taking It easy in there too.
SUPERJAAA____________________________________________122 Want to create a song in a certain style from separate elements?
That's what Blue Ribbon's music composer system lets you do!
XOR_______________________________________________________127 Can Dr-T's generic patch editor-and-librarian system help you get the most from your synthesiser system?
V-LAB_____________________________ 130 Video digitising without the need for an RGB splitter, sound too good to be true? German technology paves the way.
EXPERT DRAW______________________________________134 One of the Amiga's great uncharted territories, structured drawing welcomes a British version of this German program.
IMAGINE 2____________________________________________138 The latest release of Impulse's True-Colour 3D package has a high standard to maintain. Can it cut the mustard?
TV PAINT_______________________________________________142 24-bit painting on the Amiga comes bang up to date with the Amiga Centre Scotland's latest update of TVPaint.
VISTA PRO 2_________________________________________150 Virtual Reality Labs' latest landscape generator comes under close scrutiny, along with its supplementary programs.
How the Ratings System works SPEED (marked out off 5) •ttt Tremendously important for 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) tf II 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 does it also do lots of other things that you’d never have thought of?
VALUE (out o 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.
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Super JAM!
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£99 ¦ Blue Ribbon Soundworks A LOT OF PEOPLE have the opinion
that many of today's chart hits are written around a few basic
formulae. Some even go as far as to say (rather jokingly) that
some use computers to write their songs for them, churning them
out at the push of a button. Well now it has finally happened.
There actually is a program that allows you to construct songs
in a predefined style. That program is Super JAM!
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and computer- based music is created by building up a track in
sections on a sequencer. SuperJAM takes an interesting
side-step. Instead of laying down each part separately (bass,
keyboards, drums and so on) and constructing a final song using
the layers, SuperJAM allows you to create a template of a
musical style and use it to generate a complete track. This
may sound rather strange, but it is a relatively simple way of
building up pretty proficient songs - even if you don't know a
major chord from a minor.
SuperJAM works via a system of individual windows, much in the same way as Bars and Pipes Professional.
Most windows can be accessed from other sections as well as from the main control strip, which allows you to edit several things at once.
SuperJAM employs a novel method of creating songs that combines elements found on normal sequencers with algorithms for putting together patterns created from a list of styles.
Variations are introduced by setting up your own chord patterns and adding fills every now and then for a touch of originality. So how does all this work? Well, it’s actually a lot simpler than you may think... The first thing to do is to create a "band' to play your song. Clicking on the Band button in the command strip calls up a list of instrument settings. This is where the instruments that will play each layer of your song are selected and they consist of drums, bass, keyboards, guitars, strings and lead. Although they each have a particular title, they can be any instrument you want,
keeping in mind the part that each instrument will play in the final composition. For example, the drums should stay percussive, while the string section can be any ‘pad' sound (such as an organ, string or choir sound). The sounds can either be played on a MIDI instrument (provided it has multi-tim- bral capability) or using built-in samples.
Using the Amiga's sound gives access to another feature new to SuperJAM - Turbosamples. This is a new sound technique which allows you to play more than the usual four channels of sound (the manual quotes the maximum possible at one time as 16. Although accelerated machines can often handle even more). This is an interesting possibility in theory, but in practice the sounds tend to be quiet and a little distorted. However it is hardly surprising that a reduction in quality occurs when you consider the processing power that this requires! If the sampled sound isn’t quite what you are after, you
can open up a sample editing window that gives you a large amount of control over the sound wave itself.
You can access a new sound, set its loop on or off, program its amplitude envelope, select which key to play it in and which octave the notes should cover - all by clicking on easily identifiable buttons or dragging a slider.
SuperJam! Is available from Zone Distribution: 071-738 5444 Once you've got your band together, you can start creating a song. To do this you can either select one of the many included styles (ranging from Bossanova to rock) or create your own from scratch using the style editor.
Although this may seem bewildering at first, the layout makes it easy to set up a customised style. I managed to create a hard, industrial dance style in a little over 10 minutes!
Keys on the picture to start improvising chord progressions and fills in the style of your choice. When you think you’ve worked out a chord pattern that will work in a song, you can go to the Section Editor and start putting them in a sequence.
Actually putting together the song is simplicity itself. All you have to do is create the sections of the song (intro, verse chorus and so on) and paste them onto the song panel.
To create a section, you simply click on the Section button, give it a name and a length and a window pops up ready for editing. By clicking on the Play button you can hear the basic song in the default key. While the section is playing, you can alter the key of a bar by selecting a new key in the Keyboard window, clicking on the arrows next to the current key or playing notes on your MIDI keyboard. The program will then play the section following the chord progressions, but keeping in the selected style. You can even add extra embellishments by putting fills, breaks and end points in the
bar. Or muting instruments at certain points to give the track more depth.
If you're not quite happy with a particular section, you can open a window to edit the notes individually. This allows you to come up Once the band and musical style have been set up. You can go to the keyboard window and start practicing ideas for your song.
Simply select a style from the panel and hit the 126 Vo 1une - Veloci t 12“ Had 4 4 Anadeus 4 4 Country 4 4 Dance Mix 4 4 Funk 4 4 Industrial 4 4 JJndustmlJtock Pattern A Pat THF ¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦¦ ¦¦¦!
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It's all so straightforward!
Super JAM is also useful for those wishing to produce home recording using Portastudios or multitrack tape recorders. Provided you have a suitable synchroniser (such as Fostex R8.
MTC-1 or Dr T’s own Phantom Synchronisation Unit) you can sync your tape deck to SuperJAM's sequencer to produce complex recordings. All you have to do is call programs up from disk and assign them to SuperJAM's accessory window. You can then access the correct sync system, such as EBU.
SMPTE or MIDI Time Code (the current choice for low-budget system, made popular by Fostex equipment) and open the SMPTE window to keep a track of the time code on your master tape as you record. This allows you do overdub sequences in wildly different styles. Imagine having a bass line played in a After selecting a style, you can improvise (or jam) in that style by simply clicking on the chords in the keyboard window.
When you think you've come up with something useful, you can then enter it in a section.
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Opening the windows gives you access to the MIDI information or the sound wave itself, ready for you to start editing.
Once you've selected your style, you can edit the various patterns involved by setting the types of note and variation or by creating a pattern of notes just from scratch.
After setting a name and length for a section, you can change the chords, enter fills and embellishments and mute tracks to give your song its own feel.
When all the sections are finished, you can construct them into a final song. All you have to do is duplicate sections you want to appear more than once, then arrange them into the right order. Now you're ready to listen to the whole song from start to finish.
As well as using chords note types to create your music, you can access a grid for each instrument to place the notes exactly where you want them to appear.
Pattern A 1 MH Pattern A 10 keys brk 1 WHQ B end_1 MHO .1 tndustrul Rock - Pjttwn A (Piwo) 1 Keyboard’ SuperJAM is without doubt a highly entertaining musical tool which has a lot more uses than it first appears. The idea of having a program that writes music for you may seem a bit stupid, but once you've actually seen SuperJAM working you realise that it has a lot of potential. You can use it to store banks of instruments ready to use in a live performance; set up styles and patterns to use in your own sequences; or create an entirely original song by editing the parameters to your
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Some part-time musical hobbyists may get tired of using the system after a while, admittedly. Since SuperJAM (despite its simple- to-use approach) is more suited to the professional musician who has to write music quickly in a certain style. In the case of the amateur, writing songs is earned out in a very different way to the professional songwriter.
Whereas an enthusiast will come up with an idea and play around until it sounds right, a jingle writer has to produce a piece of music that fits the brief they are given. Given this situation, SuperJAM could well be an extremely useful addition to their musical set-up. It allows you to construct highly complex and proficient pieces of music that are governed by style rules. All you'd have to do is call up your 'hairspray commercial' algorithm and start creating music.
For this use, SuperJAM is unrivalled. Its powerful features, massive expandability and ease of use make it an extremely efficient song-writing package, but it may not suit everyone's creativity needs.
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DOCUMENTATION fill A well laid-out manual in plain English with lots of diagrams and tutorials to lead you through.
ACCESSIBILITY____fit Can be confusing at first, but anyone who has used Bars and Pipes will have no trouble.
FEATURES_• • • • A wide range of functions make it a useful tool - almost as powerful as a full sequencer!
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Access I 3 DINERS CLUB 1 ¦EXSRESS J INTERNATIONAL OR phone 0726 68020 to book with credit card j 'Serious' muso Maff Evans pores over Dr T's latest release and finds a library full of sounds, plus an editing facility for your Amiga that can be used with most makes of synthesiser. Quiet please and read on... WITH ALL THE advances in synth technology, a few problems have arisen. Firstly, the need to pack as many sounds and functions into a compact unit means that editing sounds and parameters requires some careful thought and a lot of button pushing, particularly when you consider that most
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This gives rise to a second problem.
Although MIDI is a standard communication system for electronic instruments, the synths themselves are all very different. They have their own sound synthesis technique and their own methods of editing, making it difficult to find patch editors for a particular machine. Is there a solution? There is indeed - a Generic Patch Editor such as Dr T’s X-oR.
Before you can carry out any editing, you need to create a file containing the profiles for the machines in your MIDI set-up. This can be saved so that X-oR boots with the right set-up.
X-oR is available from Zone Distribution: 071-738 5444 do when using a computer-based editor! In short, test the program before laying out the dosh to make sure that it will work with all the elements of your system.
Although this isn't a fault in X-oR itself, there are other elements of the program which annoy. The way you have to assign everything that you edit to a position before the program remembers it at all makes it difficult to edit a number of patches on the fly. You need to work on one at a time, store it and save it Using the patch editor, you can edit all the elements of your synth's basic sounds, including filter envelopes, LFOs, keyboard velocity and aftertouch.
This screen is from the Korg Wavestation profile. From here you can choose sounds for an entire multi-timbral set-up and send it to your synth.
So what is a Generic Patch Editor? It's a program that allows you to store and edit information for a wide number of synths, rather than a particular model. This is done by using templates (known as 'profiles') which correspond to the controls on a synthesiser. X-oR allows you to build a set-up containing a large number of profiles and stores them in a 'performance'. This means you can store banks of sounds and access them in one go. Effectively saving the state of your entire MIDI set-up.
As well as storing and editing individual sounds and banks of patches. X-oR also includes a few extra features. The most significant of these extra options is the Patch Library.
This is a database which can store individual sounds and patches, along with lists of keywords to allow you to cross reference sounds.
For example, you can search out bass sounds that are acoustic, but only those that have a soothing quality. This can save time when trying to find that perfect sound for a track.
Users who have access to Dr T's X-oR can also store patch editing information along with their sequences, so a sound can be altered as a song progresses.
These features without a doubt make X-oR an extremely powerful patch editor and librarian system, but one aspect of the program gives rise to a lot of problems. Since the system is open-ended, difficulties tend to occur due to the whim of the author of a particular profile.
For example, the program was tested for this review using a Korg Wave station. When the factory presets were stored in X-oR's banks and saved to disk, you'd expect them to restore the system to its default state. Wrong! The rhythmic backing of the patch ‘Ski Jam' was wiped entirely, requiring a nifty bit of reprogramming from the Wavestation's front panel. Hardly the kind of thing you'd expect to before moving to another section, otherwise X- oR will forget everything you did! This isn't apparent to begin with, since the sound can be heard from your synth as you edit. It's not until you
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Nothing about X-oR is intuitive. You have to know your synth inside out and understand all of X-oR's options in detail before you start
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If you are running a MIDI set-up that contains a lot of different elements, then you may find X-oR very useful, because it allows you to edit and store ‘snapshots' of your entire system, making it quick to recall complex configurations. If. Though, you have a modest set-up of just one or two pieces of MIDI equipment, you're better off editing on the individual machines and using X-oR to save data to disk. However, £219 for a patch disk filer is over the top. Which puts X-oR in the ‘serious studio-owner's tool only' domain.
Dr T's X-oR Generic Patch Editor and Librarian ¦ £21 9 ¦ Zone Distribution Tied by the constraints of MIDI data-dump timing, but other elements tend to be slow as well.
DOCUMENTATION •• Extensive, but hardly plain English. Be prepared to read the manual thoroughly at least twice.
ACCESSIBILITY _• • You really need to know about synths and MIDI, but even then it’s a little unfriendly.
FEATURES Ml • Patch editing, bank storage, MIDI set-up configuration and a librarian. What you’d expect really.
VALUE Ml A useful tool for the professional studio engineer, but over the odds for the keen hobbyist.
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In general, the small number of bright colours and the simplicity of the images makes for good grabs.
Here's the same picture, only rather than using Amiga HAM (4,096 colours) this one is in full 24- bit mode.
LIVERPOOL The worst subjects for digitising are televised sports. The fast action, wide range of colours and fine detail defeat a good computer representation.
Vlab managed an acceptable result from a poor video (notice the line bottom left).
TERMINATOR Arnie's Terminator character dons shades for the first time - it's fun to capture bits of movie history like this for posterity.
C Z m o o NJ to fit into an A3000). It looks reliable, and it is reliable. Because it’s small it’s easier to fit than bigger boards, an important consideration if you’re all fingers and thumbs. Having spaced components means that it’s easier for the manufacturers to repair too, if it ever does go wrong; but look, this is the sort of hardware that should last a lifetime.
“Yeah, O.K. Pat, but how does it work?” On the back of Vlab are two phono connectors - if you don’t know what a phono connector looks like, that’s the type used for the left and right sound connectors on the Amiga. So have a peak.
Will do fine. However, Vlab has an Arexx port and a lot of Arexx commands. In English that means this digitiser could be set up to grab hundreds and hundreds of grabs automatically, by writing a short Arexx program. Vlab is designed to be used professionally as a computer product - but don’t think it’s boring, because you can get quite engrossed getting just a few grabs.
Because Vlab is from Germany, the manufacture quality of the hardware is excellent - and so is the design. Discrete components tidily arranged on a half height board (it needs this Vlab is available from Amiga Centre Scotland: 089 687583 APPLICATIONS Who will buy Vlab? Obviously the main people who will use Vlab are those involved in CDTV and multimedia development. CD titles so far have featured digitised pictures ranging in quality from the naff to the completely naff. With a decent frame grabber that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg, we can expect better in the future.
If you’re in the 24-bit graphics market, then has a number of distinct advantages over other frame grabbers.
Although slow at saving 24-bit pictures (it takes a few minutes even with a hard drive), Vlab can display 24-bit images directly through a Harlequin card fitted to the computer. So you don’t have to save the pictures and load them again to make sure they’re not messed up.
Another area where Vlab is the digitiser of choice is in cross graphics work. Not only can Vlab save files in all of the standard graphics modes, but it can also save in 128 and 256 colour modes. If you want a digitiser with this feature it normally cost three times the price or more of Vlab.
Although the Amiga cannot normally display high- resolution pictures with this number of colours without fancy programming (ever seen the shareware utility HamLabT) plenty of other more expensive systems can.
Mind you, to convert 256 colour IFFs into IBM PCX or Mac PICT formats you will need an image processor like Art Department Professional from ASDG.
IMAGINE BEING ABLE to take a video tape, and transfer the pictures on to your Amiga’s screen. That’s what digitisers are all about - reading in video signals and changing them into Amiga IFF pictures.
Once a picture is inside the Amiga system, you can chop and change it to your heart’s content using a paint program like Deluxe Paint IV. I think that Vlab is probably the best all-round digitiser for the Amiga - assuming that you have Workbench 2, because Vlah won't work with anything less.
Just as there are many different types of computer, in turn there are many different types of video connection. The most common by far is the composite video connector (also known as YUV). This is often found on domestic-quality video recorders and camcorders - if you’ve got one, you should see a simple ‘video out’ and maybe a ‘video in’ socket on the backplate. Being so popular most Amiga digitisers will only connect with YUV sources - and Vlab is not an exception.
The difference is that, from this commonplace and humble source, Vlab produces the best quality grabs possible. On the Vlab board itself, all incoming video is stored into a dedicated video store or ‘frame buffer’, composed of 0.5Mb of computer memory. Remember, this memory is for the use of Vlab only - you can’t add it to the memory of your Amiga!
The big advantage is that this product can get pictures from live, moving video. All digitisers that cost less than Vlab cannot do this easily, especially if you want colour pictures (and of course you want colour pictures). They must be connected to a video on pause, or to a video camera looking at a still, unmoving scene. If you wanted to get pictures from a moving tape, the cheapest frame grabber would cost £450 or more - so why is Vlab so much cheaper?
The reason is that it can only be fitted into an A1500, A2000 or A3000, because it is just a card that slots in these machines. It has no case, and no power supply. Which means it’s cheaper to make and move around the world than other, external frame grabbers. On the other hand, it is about twice as expensive as Rombo’s Complete Colour Solution and three times more expensive than Digiview Gold from Newtek - so is the price right or is it an expensive gimmick?
It depends on how much digitising you’re going to do. If you just want a few grabs to base rough sketches on, then a budget digitiser I Lab Vl.O Video Digitiser ¦ £299 ¦ MacroSystem German hardware has long been regarded as ?xcellent but inaccessible. Pat McDonald looks at a new digitiser about to break the mould.
Scan is lor reading the video information into Vlab's frame buffer - the preview button rapidly gives a black- and-white image.
Era 2 colors 4 colors 8 colors 16 colors 32 colors 4896 colors (Hflh) (4096 colors (HflN) DEFAULT Logo Maxinun Narrow Filn &l2.5 Mhz Pi nediun Cancel Here are only two of Vlab's many warning messages.
The first is pretty simple, just reminding you to save data as you create it. The secYou connect either of these to a video source, the ‘video out’ connector of a video recorder or camcorder. If you want, you can feed different signals into the connectors, and grab from either. Also, three Vlab boards can be plugged into one Amiga, so you could have up to six different video sources available without fiddling around with any cables.
After that, just switch your machine on, boot up the supplied floppy (which is easy to install on a hard drive with Workbench 2), start the tape, and grab your picture into the frame buffer - this takes but a moment.
You can convert this composite YUV data into any standard Amiga IFF format, from between two to 4,096 colours in low resolution, and two to 16 colours in high resolution.
The conversion process takes between one minute and an hour, depending on the resolution and whether or not you want Floyd Steinberg dithering.
After that, save the picture to disk as an IFF; Vlab can also save 24-bit ‘truecolour’ files, and it’s own YUV composite video files if you can’t decide what resolution to convert the image to. Vlab can only load these YUV files - it can’t load standard IFF picture files or 24 bit ‘truecolour’ files.
The only annoying thing about the software is the appalling slowness of the F-S shading. All right, so it’s not that important This image is really too small to give a real impression of the build quality, but you can at least get a general idea of the board's dimensions and layout. I mean, we could have printed the digitised piccies this small with a really big picture of the board. Joking apart, do you really give a monkey's what it looks like? I think not.
Source definition is for tweaking Vlab's performance.
It let's you change things like the area to be grabbed, how soft or strong the filters are, and which video port (1-6) you want to grab from. These choices can be saved for quick loading later.
Ond is a time box for when Vlab is tied up calculating information - notice that it doesn't always give the time remaining or the elapsed time - a shame.
Ulab-Report |E& Old flnlga-picture will be lost!
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Yes | no | Lon* tern calculation | c& ! Required: s E lapsed: 21 s 1 Renaming: s Stop j | Hires j J Color | Special nodes Display j Floyd St. 0 I Scan ? IB V Full frane Start Preview I Convert is for rendering the video picture into an Amiga screen mode. Just click on that Start button.
FRONTEND These three windows are the core ot Vlab.
VTR PAL V VSC j ?I Source definition ? Convert weak OK Maxinun [W K and the results are very good in a subtle way - but why does it double or quadruple the time to create the Amiga picture? I can’t recall seeing a program with a slower F-S facility. Not much of a fault but it’s there.
Apart from that, Vlab’s software is brilliant - friendly and very competent. You can start grabbing and making pictures within minutes, of turning the machine on. Not only does it need Workbench 2, but it uses its facilities to the full.
As you begin to get acquainted with the program side of Vlab, you soon discover that the menus contain a number of really good features. You can easily modify the area being grabbed, both in offset and also in area.
For most people the limit of 720 by 612 should easily be enough.
To help grab exactly the right frame from a video, an on-screen preview image is displayed on the screen. This is a small black-and-white window showing roughly what the video recorder is playing - but be warned, it’s a bit rough and ready. Assuming you are familiar with the video material you are grabbing from, it’s not too much trouble.
The monitor can be set to play all the time, or shut down when Vlab has a lot of mathematical conversion work to do. The monitor is not a gimmick, but it does seem a bit trivial until you master its idiosyncrasies.
Other features: you can set Vlab to deal with the appalling synchronisation quality of most home video recorders very easily. You can also set filters up, to suppress signal noise and get the best quality grabs. The only thing missing is a colour separation facility so that you can tweak the colour levels (a lot of videos bleed red and have very dull blues). But that can be accomplished by separate software like paint programs and image processors.
It’s early days and only the first version, but Vlab does look a very desirable and worthy product. It provides the facilities of more expensive products; gives better quality at grabbing due to its technical superiority; and it’s really fun to use too! With the software’s few rough edges smoothed I would expect Vlab to be the digitiser of choice for all those who have a capable machine.
Generally quite good, but it’s a difficult task - don’t expect instant results though.
DOCUMENTATION • • • Assuming a reasonable translation, a thick technical index with a small bit for the end user.
ACCESSIBILITY • • • • • Easy to work with, you can turn off the warnings and messages when you’re competent enough.
FEATURES ••••• Doesn’t try to be too complicated, and everything that there is has a purpose.
VALUE • • • • • A frame grabber at roughly two thirds the price?
Sounds good enough to me!
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VISA EXPERT DRAWING is available from HB Marketing: 0753 686000 All that you would expect from a structured drawing package is here, especially the ability to distort and shade, as done with the text in this image. Parts of the image can be selected independently and sized or reshaped at will, with no loss of quality.
] c z m vO o NJ EXPERT DRAW is available from HB Marketing 0753 686000 ASTONISHINGLY, THERE’S ONE area of creative use in which the Amiga has never really been given its due, and that’s in what’s commonly called ‘structured drawing’. We’ve got paint packages aplenty and video titlers coming out of our ears, covering a range of complexity and to suit a range of pockets: but structured drawing remains neglected.
For the uninitiated, structured drawing is the high-quality professional solution to getting clean, sharp illustrations out of a computer. It works in a very similar way to outline fonts in DTP, based around drawing curved or straight lines to create objects, then filling them in with colour.
The important thing is that all pictures are stored as mathematical data rather than a bitmap, so any part of your picture can be picked out and changed at any time even if you load it from disk long after the picture was created. It also means that you can make an image as big as you wish without the outlines of the picture getting all ‘jaggy’ and that your pictures will always print at the highest possible quality that your printer can provide. No nasty pixels, you see!
Structured drawing is the natural partner for DTP, giving the ideal way for professional, high-quality illustrations for the complete page. The quantity and quality of DTP programs around now (see last issue’s reviews of PageStream 2.2 and Professional Page 3) makes it particularly surprising that the structured drawing area has been so much ignored.
Until now, only Gold Disk, makers of Professional Page, have competed seriously in this area with their Professional Draw package. Good though ProDraw is, it’s expensive and not completely satisfactory. New Horizons entered the arena with their disappointing Design Works, which couldn’t be excused its inadequacies by the fact that it was supposed to be ‘entry-level’.
Expert Draw looks as if it could make a big difference here. Translated from the original German by importers HB Marketing, it is fully-featured enough for professional use and yet at the same time it's not horribly expensive.
It could even be cheap enough to be a good starting-point for exploration by newcomers, opening up a new area of Amiga use. Can it live up to expectations? Read on... There's one area of Amiga graphics which has been much ignored, and that's the potential for high-quality illustration provided by structured drawing. Now that could change, as Paul Wilson discovers... Expert Draw Structured Drawing ¦ £69.95 ¦ HB Marketing The program loads at a reasonable speed from floppy, and noticeably faster from hard drive, but once it has loaded it has the advantage that it hardly accesses the disk at
all, except when you change a font. First impressions are that it looks very similar to a DTP package: most of the screen is a blank page and it has a toolbox on the right-hand side which can be moved around, and its position saved as a new default setting.
Working from the toolbox and the menus, most of what you'll want to do is more or less self-explanatory, but when you get stuck the in-depth 47 page-manual has a lot packed into it, especially when you consider how much the program has to offer you, and is generally pretty good.
The toolbox contains standard tools for drawing all manner of lines and shapes, most important of which are the ‘bezier curves’ which allow you to drag a shape around to produce smooth, fluid curves.
Other handy tools allow you to add text, fill in areas with colour and rotate objects, as well as deleting unwanted shapes or lines and undoing your mistakes. Also incredibly important are the tools that let you add points to a shape (so that you can drag them out into a 11 16 8 Exper tDrav new shape) and close up a polygon so that you can colour-fill it without the colour bleeding.
Once a shape or group of shapes is drawn, you can select a tool which allows you to reshape and resize them en masse, although unlike distortion (see below) this keeps the proportions intact to some extent.
First operation with a new drawing is to set your page size. You can then choose to work on a grid, making it easier to align objects, and zoom in at variable levels of magnification on your drawing. There are three ways of viewing your picture: Wireframe shows only outlines and is the quickest for working with; Show Tangents adds in the control points for you to reshape objects; and Black and White gives a full shaded or coloured image.
When you’re drawing, a number of different requesters can be pulled up to alter the attributes of the tools that you are using: changing the angle by which rotations are made, altering which font is being used, changing the thickness of lines and colour of fills, and so on. All of these are straightforward to use and effective.
One thing that is very important in a structured drawing program is that you must be n a ft o A .V u H ¦© A © mi 1 II A PARTICULAR SPECIALITY ! Ii 'I: able to group objects together and move or edit them as one. Expert Draw refers to such groups as compound objects and allows you to create them and later separate them into their original objects.
When you add text, the structured outline fonts are treated as objects too, so you can resize and reshape them at will, which makes the program immensely useful as a way of styling type for DTP programs.
In typical professional style, load and save menus are referred to as ‘Import’ and ‘Export’.
Expert Draw will load in three formats: from the older Aegis Draw program; from Clip, which basically means the standard Professional Draw format used by all DTP structured clip art; and Vector Trace, a format used by the program’s built-in Trace feature to convert bitmapped images. It can save as EPS Postscript files, in Clip format, or save the screen as an IFF for use in a normal Amiga paint program.
Four special features are particularly impressive. Metamorphise will change one object into another, which is quite rather nifty.
Colour Blend gives your fills those spectacular graduated ranges of colour that computer artwork specialises in, a bit like airbrush work.
While Expert Draw has all that you would expect from a good structured drawing package, it also has a number of extra goodies tucked away in the Specials menu. Also available here is 'Vector Trace', which loads IFF bitmaps and changes them into structured pictures, but we'll just take a look at the others... The Metamorphosis feature gives you the ability to transform from one shape to another. The only limitation is that the two shapes must be made up of basically one set of linked lines: so transforming a letter 'V' to an 'M' is quite easy, but the program can't do 'V' to 'O', because an
outline O is made up of two circles.
Notice too that the metamorphosis also blends the colours of your inbetween steps from that of your start object to that of your end object.
One really nice feature of the program is its ability to wrap text on to a curved shape, as you see here with the circle.
Distort can be used to squeeze any object around, either using a requester to type in values (which can help give an excellent perspective effect) or to stretch stuff around freehand.
Color Blend produces a range of colours from the first object in your set to the last. First we have to set the first object to a different colour, like the blue D here.
Then we select the whole set, use the Colour Blend menu option, and we're away. Notice that the colours used are hatched (a blend of two colours) because they are just an on-screen representation, working with 16 colours. The real colours represented by the screen can be set through the full range of RGB colours, or as CMYK process-separated colours, as used in the print industry.
As well as repeating an object, this allows you to set angles of rotation in three axes as well as shifting the duplicates around the page.
What this means in practice is that you can perform all sorts of whizzy effects, like perspectives shift and amazing Spirograph-style patterns. Very neat.
Duplication allows you to simultaneously rotate and resize an object. Finally Distortion allows you to select an object and twist it about to create interesting new shapes.
Generally, the program is simple and enjoyable to use and it is effective and quick in operation. There are only a couple of minor niggles that let it down.
It comes with two fonts , Times and Helvetica, but these are both in its own format and incompatible with other outline fonts. HB Marketing will supply you with a program to convert Soft Logik’s PageStream fonts for use in Expert Draw, which will increase the choice considerably, but at a cost of around £40 this has to make Expert Draw's low price seem less of a bargain.
One inevitable problem when you are working on a complex picture is that the screen insists on updating when you do even a very simple operation, like selecting an object.
Sitting and waiting for the screen to redraw on these occasions is a real irritation, so some way of avoiding a redraw when no object’s position has been changed would be useful.
Although you can resize as many objects as you want at the same time - even your whole picture - you cannot resize compound objects in colour. It loses its colour and unfortunately there seems to be no way of making the picture colour again, except filling each individual box again.
While there is an enormous range of keyboard shortcuts to make the selection of a new drawing operation easier, it’s annoying that too many of these are obscure and ignore the established conventions adopted now by so may DTP programs. A shame.
Despite these irritations, in terms of all the most important factors - features, presentation and speed of operation - Expert Draw is a definite step in the right direction for structured drawing on the Amiga. Font compatibility apart, it sets new targets for Professional Draw which is soon to appear in its third version. And the price means that even complete novices can give structured drawing a bash.
On the whole, this has to receive an enthusiastic recommendation.
Expert Draw SPEED Could have been slightly faster with the screen updates, apart from that it’s impressively rapid.
DOCUMENTATION • • • Serves its purpose if tending to jargon, although the program is fairly self explanatory.
ACCESSIBILITY • • • Reasonably straightforward and easy to use, the keyboard short cuts were a tad disappointing.
FEATURES • • • • The fonts supplied are a bit of a let down, but special drawing operations are remarkable.
VALUE • •O • Good value for money, but the price of the font converter takes the edge off in practice.
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Since it appeared last year, Impulse have been orking hard upgrading and improving their 3D modelling and rendering masterpiece. Now all eir efforts are gathered together in one vision.
It's second-time around for Brian Larlcman Fog Length (entered in the Attributes requester) determines the distance at which an object is half obscured by fog. As you can see here there is far more atmosphere; the clean and smart look of most computer graphics has been avoided. The inset shows that there are a few problems when rendering objects in fog (blocks of colour behind the cow) but these should soon be overcome. The 'quilt' look is obtained by selecting Randomise Colours in the Attributes Requester.
C 2 m ¦o ISJ is made a key slice and edited to a star shape, all the others will change profile so that the sphere looks fluted from top to bottom. If the centre disk is changed back to a circle, the in- between disks will show a profile transition from star to circle. If the bottom disk is edited to a square, the transition from centre to bottom will be circle to square. What makes the tool so versatile is that both the side views can be edited, and symmetry does not have to be maintained, so some exotic natural forms can be produced. The possibilities are endless.
Once a Form has been designed it can be saved for later Form editing or loaded into the Detail editor for point editing. The Detail editor is more versatile than any editor in any 3D package. For the experienced user the package is very powerful and well worth the effort required to master it. Using Imagine it should be possible to model anything from a water buffalo to a water molecule.
Any individual point or set of points can be selected with a click, a rectangular drag or a freehand lasso. Similarly any object or set of IMAGINE 2 is available from Computech 0702 206165 Until the end of June, Amiga Format readers can get a 40 per cent discount (£164.95) THE IMAGINE USER GROUP If you want to know anything about Imagine the people to contact are the Imagine User Group at 16 The Green, Newton, Cambridge CB2 5PL. Tel 0223-872591. Membership is £20 per year. For that you get a disk of objects, images and a regular newsletter.
IMAGINE WAS ALWAYS graced with a profusion of editors and more ways of picking objects and points than an octopus had for picking his nose. At first sight not much seems to have changed. The interface has been given the 3D button treatment and coloured them amber; contrasting with the charcoal screen.
All of the editors and most of the tools look the same. It is only when you compare the modelling interface with the old version that the extent of the changes becomes apparent.
Editors that worked well before can now be carefully tuned so that every tool falls exactly to hand. This is the sort of upgrade that makes sense - not new tools but better tools.
The most important improvement to the interface is the addition of a ‘button’ strip across the bottom of the screen in all editors.
Here text icons have been provided to control rotation, scaling and movement of selected objects and axes - previously only available as key presses. In addition, any frequently-used menu command can be ‘iconised’ via the Preferences editor, and placed on the button strip. This customisation is so easy to set up that buttons can be added and removed to suit particular jobs. For example, if you have built a simple model of a cow and want to add form and character with the Magnet tool, both this and the Magnet setup requester can be added to the strip making them readily available for quick
changes of parameters.
Perhaps the worst new feature is the dreadful drop-shadowed font used for menu selections. The effect is that the menus look out of focus. Ugh! On the positive side though, most editors can now do a Quickrender in full colour so you can easily keep track of what an object or scene really looks like.
The Forms editor allows objects to be constructed using front and side views with a cross-sectional (slice) view. Originally, only a single cross-section was allowed. Now, any ‘slice’ can be made editable and, much like the other views, several levels of symmetry can then be applied. Once several slices have been changed, all of the in-between slices will reflect a gradual transition from one shape to the other.
For example, imagine eight circular disks of various sizes arranged horizontally one above the other so that from either side the overall impression is a sphere. If the top disk Imagine 3D Modelling and Animation ¦ £269 objects can be selected - via their axis point.
Once they are all selected they can be Grouped so that several objects act as one. All of the normal transformations can then be applied: move, scale, rotate, spin, sweep, extrude, skin etc. Objects can also be conformed to sphere or cylinder shapes. In Imagine 2, several of these tools have added parameters, eg Conform to Path spreads the selected object along the path, Replicate makes multiple copies of the object as if it were extruded but without joining the copies.
Points, edges and faces can be manipulated in other ways. Pick Range allows a range of points to be selected with a step. If the step is one, every other point is selected, if it is two every third, three every fourth etc. If a small area needs to be enlarged or distorted in detail, there are often too few points to make smooth transformations. Fracture will double the number of faces in any selected area, increasing the ‘resolution’ of the object at that point.
Grouped objects can be un-grouped, but if you want several objects to be permanently linked they can be Joined. If a number of points or sides coincide after joining, the Merge command removes surplus points saving memory and making a smoother join. If you need to break the object up again, Join is irreversible but Slice and Split will divide the object in various ways. Slice performs a careful Boolean operation, creating new points, sides and faces along the junction of the break; Split is more destructive, it splits selected points and faces away from the object.
In fact, such breaks are not always necessary because selected points in an object can now be defined as a sub-object that can have its own Attributes, though the whole object is still limited to four textures and four wraps in total. Object Attributes remain unchanged apart from two features - default parameters and fog - but these improve ease of use and the quality of rendering. Default parameters for all Textures help the novice and relieve some of the fatigue that experts are faced with when using a lot of different textures.
Saving attributes still leaves out all of the Texture and Wrap information so transferring one set of attributes to lots of objects remains a chore. Come on Impulse, many other software writers have managed to produce an easy- to-use set of complete materials, (Pixar’s RenderMan for instance). There is one way to overcome this; if you design a really good material, marble for instance, save the object as usual, then select and delete all of the points, NOT the whole object. You will be left with an axis with the attributes attached. Save this to a separate Materials drawer. To apply it A NEW
IMAGE Just to prove that Impulse's legendary is NT* n render-engine is still the best there is. The basic cow was given most off those luscious curves using the magnet tool.
The world fragment was created as one piece in the Forms editor and then given a little roughness in Detail. The junction between green and brown retains its sharp profile because those edges were made sharp in the Detail editor. This tells the Phong shading not to apply to the selected edges. You can also apply Phong to a few edges off a largely faceted object using Make Soft. The Star field is applied as a Global setting in the Action editor. It would be nice iff the distribution off stars could be made much less regular - another global parameter perhaps? The deck off the ship was made
into a light source to lighten that area evenly, without casting shadows.
Pick Range allows a range off points to be selected with a step. A step off two was used to delete points on the spheres shown here. The procedure used was: make a ball with 48 circle sections and 24 vertical sections, select Point Edit Mode, then Pick Range and make the third number - the step - equal three, then delete every selected point.
One off the really powerful aspects off Imagine is the Magnet tool. It was used here to pull Beethoven's face into a bizarre, but convincing distortion.
By morphing this change as an animation it would be easy to produce Terminator 2-type effects. The marble texture is produced with three texture maps using the Wood texture with different parameters.
The Detail editor is shown here just as an example off the new look that is in the form off Imagine 2. Notice the button strip at the bottom off the screen. All off the buttons to the right are user- defined.
To another object; load the object, load the material axis and position it close to the objects axis, multi-select first the material then the object and simply join them. The object will now have ALL of the attributes of the material. The problem with this method is the size, orientation and position of the textures and wraps may not be right for the new object plus you will have to correct them by hand. In most cases though, with similar sized objects all will be well.
Also in Attributes, Fog Length defines the distance at which an object is half obscured by fog. Scenes can now be given far more atmosphere, getting away from the clean, crystal- clear look that characterises Amiga computer graphics. At the moment there are a few problems when rendering objects in fog but these should soon be overcome.
Apart from the global system changes like the 3D buttons, the button strip, access to the Preferences editor, plus Quickdraw and Quickrender in most editors, very little has changed in the Cycle, Stage or Project editors.
Cycle objects can now be set up in the Detail editor and animations can include acceleration (ease-in and -out). There are several new animation effects - Fireworks, Flash and Boing - and two new textures - Waves and Pastella.
The three important aspects of a 3D modelling system are the feel of the interface over a long session, the flexibility of the modeller and the quality of the rendering? Impulse have always had rendering well sewn up, right from the Silver days, so apart from a few problems with fog, Imagine 2 is unchanged in that area; which leaves the interface and the modelling.
It is here that most of the new features appear.
The interface will never compete with Caligari until it has an editable perspective view, though the button strip is useful. But Imagine now looks good and is quick to operate. The real modelling power of Imagine is in its object editors - Forms and Detail. These now make Caligari look ridiculous and Real 3D rather weak in comparison. At the moment it feels as though you could make anything in Imagine. You are only limited by your imagination. Imagine 2 has re-established itself as the Amiga’s number one 3D system.
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FEATURES • • • • • Absolutely chock full with virtually everything you might need.
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This whole drawing is produced by selecting one AREXX script with a single key press. It looks very much like all of the drawing operations were stored as a macro, recording all mouse moves and tool selections as they were made. If this is possible without writing a script file the possibilities are quite endless.
Smoothly and highlights added. Shift is a powerful way to shift or flow areas of the screen around smoothly. By using Shift the corner of a mouth can be lifted into a smile, a nose lengthened slightly, all without noticeable distortion. Magic! Dither and Grain are great for adding real-life texture and ‘grime’.
The new control panel for the Airbrush adds even more flexibility and unique power to an already beautiful tool. The Airbrush controls resemble the Density’s in that they provide a graphical profile of the spray pattern that can be defined by the user. Also both panels have a set of predefined shapes that can be applied to the profile. These give the spray pattern a level of complexity that could never be simulated with a real airbrush.
Big Screen allows a SuperBitmap to be loaded area-by-area for editing. Large 24-bit scans can be de-compacted to temporary files which can be viewed in reduced form. This is then loaded at full size for editing and saving.
If the Shift Mode seems like magic then JPEG TVPaint is available from Amiga Centre Scotland 0896 87583 Me) 89% || RM47 - 'ytsmT' - TVPAINT WAS DEVELOPED from scratch by the French company TecSoft in just three months last year. Development has slowed down, but it’s still improving version-by-ver- sion. In our first review (Issue 27) it was a joy to use but there was no gradient fill, ellipse or brush distortion. Version 1.6 has taken care of these and added some excellent new tools.
Gradient Fill has now been implemented, though more types of gradient would be useful. Linear and circular types are provided but not the logarithmic gradient necessary for rounded surfaces. Up to four cycles can be set in the Cycle requester, provided the required gradients of colour are produced in the palette.
A more elegant solution like the colour ‘beads’ used in Deluxe Paint IV could surely have been devised. Once the cycle ranges are set up they can be used for fills when the respective buttons are selected. All filled tools can use the gradients, and the direction of the gradient is set by a line from the centre of the object indicating the pseudo-light direction.
Brush distortion has been provided but only as a ‘brush fill’, controlled from the Cycle requester. Any current custom brush can be wrapped horizontally, vertically or both. Only one brush can remain in memory at once.
Drawing a perspective box allows a sort of perspective, but real distortion, bending, skewing and true perspective are sorely needed.
The ellipse tool now works normally, though it is not possible to rotate the shape other than as a custom brush. Other new features are several new modifiers and modes: Light, Shift, Dither and Grain; a complete control panel for the Airbrush; Big Screen; new load and save options including JPEG compression and support for AREXX and an 8-bit Alpha channel.
Light allows areas to be lightened TV Paint True Colour Art Package ¦ £940 ¦ TecSoft compression seems like a miracle. After a year of keeping 24-bit images small, it seems amazing to fit 10 or more large pictures on a one meg disk with no loss of detail. TV Paint now offers JPEG and TVDC compression as well as DEEP, Rendition (Caligari), in addition to the standard Amiga IFF file formats.
Although it only displays 24 bits of colour, the ACS Harlequin board is actually a 32-bit buffer. The extra 8-bits are used as an Alpha channel. This works like this; if you want a custom brush to blend into a background you either anti-alias the edge or better still you make the pixels at the edge partially transparent to the background. TV Paint can do this by using Rub Thru or Transparent mode, bringing the image from the spare screen using a soft- edged density setting. If the custom brush or foreground image is placed over a genlocked image coming from a live video source, the jaggies
at the edge cannot normally be antialiased; the video replaces just the single background colour. With an Alpha channel an 8-bit mask can be created to tell the genlock how transparent to make the foreground image. In theory the Alpha channel can also be used to make a semi-transparent stencil for the working screen, but with very poor instructions, it is impossible to fathom out how!
The final new feature is AREXX support.
Up to 10 AREXX command scripts can be resident at once - launched via a menu or a key press - and any other command script can be loaded from memory or typed in. Presently all of the scripts included perform predetermined routines without any user input. However it is possible to write a script to set up a particular set of parameters and produce your own specialised tool or image processing effect.
The new attributes have managed to make TVPaint immensely powerful and the slickest of all Amiga paint programs.
Speed tin No faster than version 1.0 - but still as fast as Deluxe Paint III- with 16 million colours!
DOCUMENTATION _ • • Still being added to - but a proper manual is promised. About time too for all that cash.
ACCESSIBILITY Ml • • Still beautiful though a few of the functions are in curious places.
FEATURES _ Ml • Still getting better but some functions need more user control.
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With the new A570 CD drive attached to your A500 Amiga* you will have essentially the same capabilities as Commodores CDTV player. Like the CDTV your new system will allow you to play any CDTV title as well as CD+G, CD+Midi and standard audio CD's.
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Normal RRP - £199.00 inc VAT COMPUTER STORES , YOUR LOCAL STORE... PHONE 281275... FOR YOUR LOCAL STM factor of 20. VP2 is quite rapid though, even on a standard Amiga 24-bit pictures are rendered very swiftly. In fact, it is faster than Vista, even though it is working at a higher colour resolution. If you have an accelerator VistaPro will make capital of the fact. The disk contains two separate programs, one designed for a standard 68000 machine, and one for faster processors. Whilst they look and behave exactly the same, VistaPro.881 can is exactly the same as Vista, it is the displaying
and manipulating that varys greatly. Whereas Vista 2 only allows the addition of coniferous trees to your landscape VP2 goes not one, but three better, by offering you not only deciduous trees, but cacti and palm trees as additional options.
The addition of trees or buildings to a landscape can be heavy on processing time however, possibly lengthening a render by a z T1 o o IS THERE LIFE ON MARS?
VistaPro2 won’t end the on-going debate about extra-terrestrial life, but it will give you a chance to look at some fairly alien scenes. The landscapes disk that accompanies the VistaPro 2 program disk includes a file called Mons.dem, which is a landscape file of the Olympus Mons, a long extinct volcano on the surface of Mars.
Other files on the disk include Julia.dem and Mandelbrot.dem, both of which are landscape files created from fractal mathematic sets. These files show just one or two of the more unusual uses VistaPro can be put to.
You won't find anywhere on earth as strange as the Mandelbrot set rendered as a 24-bit landscape.
The 18km high (500km in diameter) Martian volcano Olympus Mons, as rendered by VistaPro 2.
Fractal Landscape Generator ¦ Virtual Reality Laboratories IF YOU BOUGHT Issue 33 of Amiga Format you’ll know all about Vista. We gave away that excellent landscape generation program as part one of the Amiga Format Collection (If you missed it turn to Page 156 now for an opportunity to get into fractal landscapes for a bargain-basement price). VistaPro 2 is the latest version of the full-blown, allsinging, all-dancing True-Colour big brother of our Coverdisk program.
Of course if you didn’t buy Issue 33, not only will you have no copy of Vista, but you also may have no idea of what this fractal landscape business is all about. For you people we’ll quickly recap: fractal landscape programs use a combination of artificial intelligence and chaotic maths to create a picture that looks remarkably like the real world.
They start off with a file called a DEM (Digital Elevation Model) which is really a computerised Ordnance Survey map, the program then uses maths to work out what the terrain will look like. Whether it should have grass, rock or snow coverage, what the light and shade should be like etc, it will then draw out a picture. Of course you don’t have to start with a DEM, you can use a random number as a fractal seed, and the program will create a landscape unique to that number. To newcomers this may all seem a little far fetched, but just take a look at the picture on the right if you find it
hard to believe. This picture was created from scratch on the Amiga using VistaPro 2. It is a randomly-generated landscape, there is nowhere on earth that looks like this, unless of course, you know better.
Fractal landscape generation programs just keep on getting better and better. Join Marcus Dyson as he takes a look at the iw-and-improved version of an old favourite... VistaPro When you first boot VP2 it bears a remarkable similarity to Vista, well maybe it’s not so remarkable because it is a direct descendant .
The basic layout of the control panel is the same, map on the left side of the screen, pushbutton console on the right. One of the first things you’ll notice, though, is that there are more buttons, a lot more buttons. This can only mean one thing, a lot more features. But what could they possibly have done to improve on a program that was already so massively good, let’s take a look shall we?
One thing you’re sure to notice is that the main control panel is displayed in interlace mode. All those extra buttons means VP2 needs all that extra resolution, but don’t worry about interlace flicker because it is only slight.
The process of loading and saving a landscape £69.95 make use of the number-crunching power of an accelerator with a 68881 maths co-processor. This is very nice if you need to render 240-bit pictures in the twinkling of an eye, but as we said it’s no slouch on a standard machine. The program will run from floppies too, though a hard drive is advisable, since 24- bit picture files can easily fill a whole floppy.
The program files are archived so it has to be installed onto its own disks, but the procedure is fairly straightforward.
All this speed and flexibility has a price, to use VistaPro 2 you will need at least 3Mb of RAM, and rendering in high-res interlace mode can require even more memory. But by today’s standards this requirement is by no means excessive, many serious productivity programs require more.
One very neat addition is the ability to be able to save the ColorMap of a landscape out as an IFF, then you can manipulate it in a paint package, giving rudimentary control over the features of the terrain. This way it’s possible to determine where trees, snow and cliffs will appear on the picture, and this is the only way you can tell the program where to place your buildings. It makes sense that the program doesn’t make arbitrary mathematical decisions on the placement of buildings, although some very interesting landscapes would probably result. In addition there is the possibility to turn
the altitude map into an IFF and paint on TOTAL CONTROL The top section ot the control panel deals with the position of the camera (the place your picture is taken from) and the target (the place the camera is pointing towards).
These items can be positioned in various ways, most simply by clicking on the appropriate gadget, then clicking on the map. The dr, dx, dy, dz and bank, head, pitch, range items tell you more about your camera's position in relation to the landscape.
Tar'are t fP jCaMera dr* 7688 3848 |X 384 8 dx 8 j 8 |Y 7688 dy
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- 188 1 8 I 8 1 Horiz Cl iff s jfLockP f~CMap The middle control
panel gives control over the features of the landscape. From
here you can control the altitude of sea level and snow and
tree lines. You can add lakes and run rivers through your
landscape. From here you can also control the tree feature. The
Cmap button at bottom right accesses the colour paleHe screen
which is very important in determining the look of the land.
Main Lens f Frac [Light Poly Dither* Textur fo * V *•: PixDth fll2 4 8 188 OfLfMlH 188 I Bound BFCull Jblend fGShade The bottom control panel changes according to which gadget is selected from the main panel. The main panel allows selection of the rendering parameters, like the polygon size, shading detail level etc. I Main Lens f Frac" Jtight W i de nS'ooM The lens panel controls the angle of view in the scene. A small number, or wide-angle lens gives a wider angle of view. Thus a larger number gives a telephoto effect.
The fractal control panel allows you to control the creation of landscapes. The random button generates a fractal seed, a random number that effects the shape of the finished landscape. Other features in this panel help control the pseudo randomness of the generation process.
The light panel controls the direction of illumination on the landscape. It is vastly improved over the system used by Vista. The custom gadget allows the user to define direction and inclina tion of the light source with a single mouse click. The Exager button increases apparent intensity.
It in the same way. By doing this you effectively create your own contour map. This method allows you to control the shape of the terrain itself. Virtual Reality Labs have a program called Terra Form which can be used on a DEM file to shape the landscape as you wish. Files manipulated in TerraForm can be rendered in Vista. Sound interesting? Then read the review on Page 154.
The real advantage of VistaPro over Vista is, of course, the fact that it works with 24-bit files. But you will have to have the necessary hardware if you want to display them on your Amiga. This doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg because as well as supporting conventional 24-bit boards (like the Amiga Centre Scotland’s Harlequin) VP2 also let’s you use the DCTV and HAM-E budget True Colour systems. You don’t need to have the ability to display 24-bit images to be able to use them though. You could import VistaPro 24-bits directly into a DTP program and output them to your printer as
True Colour images. And that’s exactly what we’ve done with the pictures on here, and I think you’ll have to admit they are pretty impressive.
Possibly the most disappointing thing about the Vista family of programs has always been their weakness in the field of animation.
Sure, it is possible to create an animation with Vista, but it involves writing a script to move the camera and re-render, then save a picture for each frame. Not the most simple way of doing it, that’s for sure. It is for this reason that the program Scenery Animator from Natural Graphics has always been a worthy competitor to VistaPro. Virtual Reality Labs have addressed this problem though, and the Make Path program, which is an add-on to any of the Vista family of programs, is reviewed on the following page.
Its many features and ease of use set VistaPro 2 at the top of the hill when it comes to landscape-generation programs. While Natural Graphics’ Scenery Animator still has the edge in animation, Vista walks away with the medals in every other area of competition.
If you enjoyed Vista, you’ll love this.
VistaPro2 SPEED • • • • Fractal landscape rendering is very processor intensive but VistaPro is as fast as they come.
DOCUMENTATION • • • • There’s nothing wrong with the manual, but a few more tutorials might be useful.
ACCESSIBILITY • • • • • The self-explanatory push-button control panel is a delight to use.
FEATURES • • • • All you can get in the way of fractal landscapes, better animation would be nice though.
VALUE ••••• Excellent value, especially if you’re trading up from the Amiga Format April Coverdisk.
92% The MakePath control panel is very simple, but don't let that fool you. The program itself has very powerful features indeed!
MAKEPATH is available from HB Marketing 0753 686000 If you've ever felt like going for a spin to somewhere exotic, MakePath could be the program you've been looking for.
VistaPro's stunning 24-bit images of the Grand Canyon take on a whole new life when seen in motion.
Creoting a barrel roll is just one of the things that MakePath can do with consummate ease.
Mission accomplished, now fly back to base for a quick bit of romantic interest with Kelly McGillis.
| Vista Animation Utility ¦ £29.95 ¦ Virtual Reality Laboratories I | THE ONLY FAULT one can reasonably find I with Vista (or VistaPro for that matter), is that 1 the programs are a little lacking on the anima- | tion front. It’s all very nice to be able to create stunningly realistic landscapes, but it would be so much nicer to zoom around them helicopter style, or that’s what we think here in the Amiga Format offices. And it would seem that someone at Vista’s creators, Virtual ; Reality Laboratories, agrees with us, because ; they have just released MakePath, an addition j to Vista (Pro)
that brings powerful animation within reach of any user.
, Previously to get Vista to animate you had I to create a script (a simple computer program)
* telling Vista to move the camera and render and save a new
picture, for each frame of the animation. Whilst it was
possible to achieve impressive results using this method, it
wasn’t exactly simple to do so. MakePath changes all this by
using a simple point-and-click interface. This allows you
full control of camera motion, and when you’re happy with your
flightpath, it writes the Vista script for you.
Calling the MakePath motion a flightpath is a little deceptive, because although it can be a flightpath (Glider, Jet, Cruise Missile or Helicopter) it can also be a landbound route, either a Dune Buggy or a Motorcycle. The program has a given set of parameters which it will use to follow your animation route whilst acting with the characteristics of the chosen vehicle. For instance, selecting the Glider option will provide a very smooth animation with low rates of acceleration and banking, whereas the Dune Buggy option will provide a very bumpy animation as it hits every anticline and crevice
of the terrain.
Creating a path is simply a matter of pointing and clicking on the map. Each click defines an edit point, which the computer joins together to form a spline. A spline is a three- dimensional curve, like the tubes that Bill and Ted’s telephone box travelled through. You can define a spline using as many or as few editpoints as you wish, the minimum being two for obvious reasons. The number of editpoints does not effect the number of frames in the final animation, this is determined by a separate gadget. Once you have defined your motion path, and you can add or delete points at any time,
you simply tell the program to MakePath, and that’s exactly what it does.
If you want to check that everything is OK before saving your script, there is a preview button that will run through your anim in wireframe mode for you. Once you’re happy with it you simply save it to disk as a script.
If you’re looking for a Top Gun-style embellishment for your flight path, the program can automatically barrel roll for you.
Once you have made a path, simply select the add-barrel-roll option from the menu bar, and MakePath asks how many frames of the anim you wish to spread the roll over. Then type in your reply and voila! Instant aerobatics.
If you are at all interested in creating animations with your Vista program, this is the way to do it. No more slavishly working out camera angles and positions and then painstakingly creating scripts. Just bish, bash, bosh, and loadsa-anims. But it really would be nice to see Virtual Reality Laboratories integrating this facility into Vista and VistaPro versions 3.
Adding 30 pounds onto the price of the packages just to get animation is a bit hefty (especially when Natural Graphics Scenery Animator offers it in the price), but when it’s this good it is difficult to complain.
"It's very nice to go travelling (to London, Paris or Rome!) But it's so much nicer, yes, it's so much nicer if you can do it without having to leave home." Or something like that. Marcus Dyson discovers how to get around.
The program runs very quickly indeed, no complaint in the speed department.
DOCUMENTATION • • • • A small and concise manual explains all of the program’s features.
ACCESSIBILITY • • • • • If you have any knowledge of Vista, there is no need to even open the manual.
FEATURES ••• The features are few in number, but absolutely faultless in execution.
VALUE • • • Not expensive, but it would be nice to see these facilities built into Vista.
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Vistas fine if you're happy to render scenes from the real world, or random fractal landscapes, but until now actually controlling the lie of the land has been beyond the program. Marcus Dyson investigates a solution to the problem.
Which case you click on the crater tool (rather humorously represented by a nuclear mushroom cloud) and then on the map. These tools both change the landscape (positively or negatively, respectively) by an amount controlled by the diameter of the brush, and the range of heights in the current map. Both these parameters are under direct user control.
All the features of TerraForm are available from this screen. But the only feature the program has is to higher or lower the land, Populous manages to do that, and for a lower price.
TERRAFORM is available from HB Marketing 0753 686000 A further set of diametrically-opposed tools can then be used to either roughen or smooth your landscape, according to your specific preferences.
Despite the controls being simple enough, it is fiendishly difficult to get exactly the result you desire, since the height a mountain will achieve depends on how quickly you cross the area the mountain occupies. If you paint slowly, the mountain becomes higher, if you paint quickly the mountain is a low one.
Whilst this makes a row of mountains have a natural, range-like appearance, it can hinder precise landscape control. Using the brush function gives absolute control over the altitude, but doesn’t draw realistic-looking hills, so it is only a partial solution to the problem.
DEM Editing Utility ¦ £29.95 ¦ Virtual Reality Laboratories EXTRAORDINARILY WONDERFUL AS the Vista programs are, they still only allow you to view and manipulate saved DEM files.
They don’t actually let you create your own DEM files from scratch, at least not with any precision. True, you can use the fractal landscape generation features of the programs, but the button that starts this feature operating says it all: Random. You can create a DEM, but this will produce a random landscape, with only minimal control over its features.
Aware of the artistic properties offered by Vista, Virtual Reality Laboratories have produced TerraForm, a program that lets you edit a landscape via a simple point-and-click interface. Once created in TerraForm a landscape can be saved as a DEM file for rendering in any of the Vista programs.
TerraForm is instantly identifiable as a member of the Vista family. But whilst the map is in the top left of the screen (the now familiar place for it), the control panel, which is usually on the right of the layout, is now at the bottom of the screen. Now the right side of the screen is occupied by a 3D view of a (user- definable) section of the map.
All the program’s features are accessible via this screen, only file-handling tasks require the use of the menu bars.
TerraForm is essentially a paint program, but instead of applying colour to the picture the mouse pointer distributes areas of increased or decreased altitude. And rather than using an eraser to remove mistakes, you use a steam roller. Having touched on the subject of mistakes, it is worth mentioning that one thing the program lacks is an undo facility.
If you do make an error, unless you have saved your landscape recently, there is virtually no way to correct it.
The control method is simple enough, just click on the mountain icon, then on the map.
Unless of course you want to dig a hole, in Using the brush gives terraced hills, which are quite attractive, but not ideal for most uses.
It is very good for adding structures to your landscapes though, dams are particularly easy, bridges unfortunately aren’t Whilst TerraForm may seem a worthwhile addition to your Amiga Format issue 33 coverdisk, I would recommend all would-be Slartibartfarsts to buy VistaPro 2.
VistaPro 2’s ability to save the altitude map out as an IFF allows as much control over a landscape as TerraForm. And the program’s other features make it an absolute bargain.
With practice it is possible to create stunning pictures with TerraForm; like this walled garden sundial. One of the things TerraForm does best is add structural shapes like dams to a landscape.
TerraForm SPEED • • • Chugs a little when editing large areas of terrain, takes a while to catch you up.
DOCUMENTATION • • The flimsy manual fails to detail some of the program’s functions, the two tutorials are basic.
ACCESSIBILITY • • • • A little playing with the program should see anyone becoming competent with the controls.
FEATURES • • It raises the landscape, it lowers the landscape... er, and that’s about it.
VALUE ••§ If you don’t have the money or the memory for VistaPro, then buy this!
4 MIGk ferdic) 68% This stone circle is another example of TerraForm's capabilities, each monolith is 500 metres tall, the trees are 100 metres. Unfortunately you can't add lentils to the structures to make them truly Stonehenge style.
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ISm GRAY VIMS II HE THE AUAZING ADVENTURES OF JOE 98 J. s • GAME TAMER 2.3 17 BIT 1765 Ever wanted a list of cheats for every game ever released? OK, Game Tamer isn’t that good, but it’s quite comprehensive. 268 individual cheats are listed - there’s even one for Shadow of the Beast Mind you it doesn’t work on all the versions of the game. That’s a problem with all cheats, in that as a software company reduplicates disks, they often change the cheats over the months and years.
Never mind. There are also level codes for a few games, like Lemmings and More Lemmings, and all in all it’s gratifying to see Gary Henderson is updating his system as time goes on. I’ve said it before, but the system for using the cheats is really easy to use. Boot up the disk, click on the icon, then on the game you want a cheat for - they’re arranged in alphabetical order.
Also on the disk are a couple of other programs. There’s a joystick tester, for seeing when your favourite bug blaster has developed a fault. It tests out mice at the same time. And a quite clever version of MasterMind called Wohle, where you have to guess a colour code within 10 tries. Both are very simple, but they’re well presented and executed. Nice one Gary!
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confusing, but with some trial and error (the included demo
slideshow helps) most of it becomes dear quickly.
Slideshow generators are programs to help you create slideshows without a lot of previous knowledge. They save you the hassle of writing a fiddly AmigaDOS script file and using a picture viewer like the PD Vilbm program. This one, although not the best I’ve seen, does have a number of features that make it worthy of mention.
But first, a word of warning. This TDM offering has very little in the way of documentation, so be prepared to sit down and play with it for a while to discover its subtleties. You will need to know a little about startup-sequences and such - if you have been following the Beginners series you should be all right.
Now the good news. It lets you incorporate pictures of all standard Amiga resolutions and sizes into a slideshow. It also has some wipes built in (to smoothly go from one picture to the next). You can add background music too. Best of all, though, is the front end.
At first, it looks a little daunting, with gadgets to click It's very easy to see if your favourite Quickshot XXVXXI Gigablaster is up the spout with a joystick tester. Just waggle it about and if the computer misses one of the directions, one of the switches inside the stick is broken. The mouse test facility is on the right.
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C-REETINOS TO EVERYONE I KNOW' 'i r ¦ 10 2 1992 on everywhere. After a while though (a demo slideshow is included to help start you off) most of the functions become pretty obvious. The program has some on-line help, to give you a few insights into how it all works.
If you’re not a pure beginner anymore and want something to cut your teeth on, making a slideshow with this program could well prove to be an enlightening project. As a bonus, there’s a program called Page.lt on the disk as well. This can split up documents into odd and even pages, and send both sets to your printer. So you can print out documentation files on both sides of the paper for a change - neat.
WHOJV! II PD SOFT V571 AND V572 A two disk release, Whom II is a very unusual database. Within it, you can find out statistics on classic series like Star Trek, Time Tunnel, The Tomorrow People and so on, that have been released on video.
Basically, it’s all the credits from the beginning and end of the shows, typed into an Amiga and arranged so that you can look up facts quickly and easily.
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Yes writing to Gamebusters is not the only way to get the cheats you need to complete the game that's been teasing you all year. Yes with Came Tamer it's all very simple to find the cheat for your favourite game - just dick on its name and you're there.
A fanzine database, Whom II is not at all useful, but quite intriguing. I mean, can you remember who did the voice for Joe 901 For instance, although you may know that Joan Collins once starred in an episode of Star Trek, you’d probably be hard pressed to remember the name of the episode; “The City on the Edge of Forever”. This is sort of statistic that fans devour with relish.
The information is divided into two main areas, the cast and the production crew. So now you can check up to see who the various scriptwriters were. The programmes covered range from Stingray to Red Dwarf (Gerry Anderson is covered in some depth).
Definitely not mainstream. Whom II is well programmed and very user friendly - if you can manage to play a video tape then you can use it. A product of the Alehouse Twins, it will provide many a fan with facts to air at the conference table. It works on an A500 Plus (not perfectly) and single-drive machines too, and separate NTSC PAL versions are included.
EDITKEYS 17 BIT 181 1 There have been programs around for years that can assign strings to the function keys (many PD disks are set up to load programs by pressing a function key) but I’ve never seen one which could edit a keymap; the file that determines just what is printed on-screen when you press a certain key. If you’ve ever found that the hash key and the quote symbol have been transposed, that’s because the wrong keymap has been selected.
I digress. The documentation is a bit thick and stodgy, but that’s down to the subject matter really.
Given a few rereads, most of the theory of keymap editing becomes clearer. Up to 32 different characters can be assigned to any key, which should be enough for most people. The presentation of the program is first class, although understanding just what is going on will take time.
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PG129 PUGGLES Brilliant Q'Bert style game ! Get it While you can !
PG130 BATTLEMENTS Conversion of the old 8 bit Hunchback game! + PG131 ATLANTIS A nice looking strategy game! + PG132 ASSASSINS 15 Battlecars, Mambamove & Lettrix! Great pack!
PG133 ASSASSINS 16 Wastelands. Mission X, Pacman & Dilemna! + PG134 ASSASSINS 17 Tomcat, Defenda, Jetman & Bugblaster!
PG135 ASSASSINS 18 Omegarace, Henry in Panic. Skyfly & Megatron! Superb!
PG136 ASSASSINS 19 Growth, Blopblox, Fight, Bip, Slider & Frantic Freddy!
PG137 BALL LIGHTNING Pretty average platform game, (not dos 2)!
PG138 BATTLE OF BRITAIN & War Game, 2 strategy war games load on WB!
PG139 DUNGEONS OF MADROJ Very nice dungeons & dragons type game! Load WB.
PG140 MIND GAMES Lots of mind games to tax your brain with! Load WB.
PG141 3 SWORD OF THE WARLOCK 3 disk role playing adventure game, 1mg 2drives PG144 REVENGE OF THE MUTANT CAMELS Minters all time classic Shootup! Getlt!* PG145 YUM YUM Nice little pacman game for kids. 1 Meg. + PG146 ASI GAMES 20 Microbes. CoinDrop. Hollywood Trivia & MatchPatch ! + PG147 QUADRIX Excellent puzzle style game from Down under. Very good. + PG148 COSMIC RACER A simple Space Harrier type game done in Amos!
PG149 A NIGHT AT THE TOWN Witty text based adventure.save the world! + (WB) Business Software VV-.
PB001 AMIGASH Brand new bank management program, very easy to use. + PB002 3 ANALYTICALC Now unpacked and ready to use! (2 disk version) + PB004 ASI LABEL PRINTERS 3 of the best label printing programs on 1 disk + PB005 BANKIN A complete cheque book analysis program. Keep tabs on cash + PB006 BUSINESS CARD MAKER Make your own with this useful utility. + PB007 CLERK Another program similar to Journal, manages your bank account.
PB008 DTP PUBLISHER From Germany, English translation now available* PB009 FLEXYBASE DATABASE A simple to use database for the beginner. + PB010 JOURNAL A nice program designed to keep track on your finances.
PB011 MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS PROGRAMS Geotime, Grocery list. Calc PB012 QBASE Database program, simple to use with full search facility.
PB013 QED A nice easy to use text editor program ! Load. Save, print. + PB014 RIM DATABASE Very comprehensive relational database system.
PB015 TEXTPLUS V3.00 One of the best wordprocessors, inc. Amigaspell. + PB016 UEDIT LATEST RELEASE Iword processing shareware program. + PB017 VISICALC SPREADSHEET Simple to use spreadsheet program based.* PB018 PB019 PB020 PB021 PB022 PB023 PB024 Utilities PU002 A-GENE Good geneology program, to trace your family name. 1meg. + PU003 A68K 68000 Assember program for the Amiga rather difficult to use.
PU004 A64 EMULATOR NEW VERSION 2.0 of the C-64 emulator BRILLIANTI2 disks.
PU005 AMATEUR RADIO 1 Some programs of interest to the radio ham! + PU006 ANIMATED POINTER PACK Disk full of animated pointers!
PU010 ARP 1.3 Amigados replacement project, contains new libraries & more !
PU012 ASI GRAFFIX UTILS Great disk full of graphics convertors etc. + PU013 ASI BOOT UTILITIES Loads of bootblock utilities on here. + PU015 BIORYTHMS. STARCHART Check your Biorythms & Examine the night + PU017 20 C MANUAL II (4) New and better! Version 2 now comes on 4 disks! + PU021 C-LIGHT RAY TRACER A commercial ray tracing package. Now PD !!!! + PU022 CHEMESTHETICS Chemistry program for molecule display etc! + PU023 CHET SOLACE UTILS 26 utilities on this disk.
PU036 CURSER BASIC COMPILER Just what you need to speed up basic progr* PU037 D-COPY One of the best PD copy utilities available, easy to use. + PU038 DARKSTAR UTILITES 3 A disk full of assorted useful utilities PU039 DBW Good PD ray tracing program inc some pictures ! CLI Knowledge.
PU040 DEMOLISHER UTILTIES 168 easy to use utils something for everyone + PU041 43 DESKBENCH Nice alternative workbench,Icons + bases (3) PU045 DIRECT ACTION A useful Utility for editing animation sequences.
PU046 DISKMASTER 3.0 CLI Utility program, copy files, delete, format disks.
PU047 DOPE INTROMAKER Make your own intros with this utility.
PU048 DYNAMITE FONT II Another popular disk. Stacks of IFF fontscreens.
PU049 DYNAMITE FONTS Exellent fonts disk for use in Dpaint etc PU055 ELECTROCAD PREVIEW If your'e into circuit design try this now V1.4! + PU056 EXILE FONTS More of theses superb fontscreens. For use with Dpaint + PU058 FONTS AND RAM MANAGER Lots of fonts plus a software ram switch !
PU059 FONTS & SURFACES Lots of useful fonts brushes etc for use in Dpaint!* PU061 GENESIS DEMO Superb fractal generator, really good!
PU062 GRAPHICS UTILITIES Load of useful graphically orientated programs. + PU063 HAMLAB Convert VGA PC pictures to Amiga ham mode with this utility. + PU064 HARDDRIVE UTILS Some good utilities for hard drive owners. + PU065 ICONMANIA Loads of programs for icon creation & many icons! + PU066 ICONS This disk is just crammed with useful & varied icons. + PU067 IMPLODER V4.0 Very good crunching program, very efficient! + PU068 INTERFERON PRO Create protection bootblocks against viruses.
PU069 JAZZBENCH A great alternative workbench much preferred by many!
PU071 JR COMM 1.02 Latest version of another superb comms package! + PU072 KEFRENS METALLION UTILITIES Great util disk full of fonts & more! + PU073 76 KING JAMES BIBLE Old testament & New testament & text reader (4)+ PU077 LANGUAGES DISK All you ever needed ! Forth, Modula 2. X-Lisp Logo* PU078 M-CAD Computer aided design package uses hi res mode. Good. 1M.+ PU079 MACVIEW,DRAW,ROTATE Collection of three unusual programs.Good!
PU080 MESSY-SID Easy to use PC - Amiga file transfer program, Brilliant PU082 MOBED A very useful program for editing sprites and bobs.!* PU083 MORSE PROGRAMS Disk full of Morse code programs for radio hams.
PU084 MYSTIX HARDWARE MODS Documents disk for hardware modifications.
PU086 7 NORTH C 1.3 (2) A two disk unpacked version of program below! + PU088 NORTH C 1.3 (Packed) The complete C compiler by Steve Hawtin !+ PU089 PASCAL COMPILER Now becoming a popular language, now PD PU090 PC EMULATOR Software PC emulator needs MS DOS to run! CGA graph* PU091 PENDLE MEGAUTILITIES 1 An essential collection of over 200! + PU095 PRINTER DRIVER GENERATOR Design your own printer driver with this* PU096 PRINTER DRIVER UTILITIES Various non-standard printer drivers.
PU097 PRINT STUDIO V1.25 Great utility for accurate printout of pics.text.* PU101 QUICKBENCH Another alternative workbench system, very clever this!
PU102 RAZOR 1911 Graphics rippers. Virus killers. Disksalv. Powerpacker PU108 ROT A simple 3D drawing package for your Amiga. Very popular.* PU109 SCOPE 114 Structured clipart for deskop publishing etc! Ppage etc! + PU110 SCOPE 115 Structured clipart for use in Professional page ETC.* PU111 SID V1.6 Newest version of the easy to use CLI utility. Essential!
PU112 3 SOMETHING FOR NOTHING 2 disk set full of video utils, fonts etc.(2) PU114 SOZOBAN C Another very popular C envioroment, similar to North C PU115 ST EMULATOR Run Atari ST software on your Amiga. Needs 2 drives.
PU116 SUPER 'C' DISK As near to a hard drive as mere mortals get!
PU117 SUPERKILLERS Kills 233 viruses. This is ESSENTIAL to your collection!* PU118 SUPER WORKBENCH Yet another alternative workbench disk!
PU121 2 TV GRAPHICS Superb Dpaint backdrops and some great fonts. (2) + PU124 ULTIMATE ICON DISK Contains Iconmeister.lconlab.lconmaster & icons + PU125 ULTRAPAINT v3 A nice paint package for IFF pictures! + PU126 UTILITIES COLLECTION Another great collection of utilities about 100! .
PU127 UTILTIES DISK 1 Another one for the collection. About 60 or more.
PU128 VECTOR DESIGNER A very comprehensive but difficult to use proggy.
PU129 30 VIDEO APPLICATIONS (2) Programs for use with genlocks & videos! + PU132 3 WINDOWSBENCH A Windows 3 Workbench2 lookalike. Very nice. (2) PU134 WORKBENCH HACKS Disk full of amusing workbench hacks!
PU136 ZX SPECTRUM EMULATOR Latest version now with sound too ! + PU138 LAST HOPE Priceless when you've just erased a valuable file! + PU139 GRAPHICS CONVERTERS Convert graphics, format PC disks etc!
PU140 LITTLEBENCH At last a file copier etc for A500+ (Dos 2 ONLY)! + PU141 2 TAROT II Learn about your stars with this program, on 2 disks! + PU143 OPTIUTILS 1 Disk crammed with superb utilities! + PU144 OPTIUTILS 2 A second disk full of utilities! + PU145 OPTICOMMS 1 Contains Ncomm 1.921 Lharca, Zoo Arc etc with docs! + PU147 BEATRIX POTTER Clipart converted from the PC. Lovely. + PU149 ELECTRONIC PROTOTYPER Demo version of a ¦Veroboard" designer! + PU150 FOOTBALL LEAGUE EDITOR Update league positions of your fave team!
PU151 BROTHERHOOD UTILS 1 Dcopy.Boot menu,Scenery.Qed (DOS2 ONLY!) + PU152 66 CLIPART SET: A15 disk set of all the best.available in one set! + PU167 MULTI-PLOT Excellent data plotting program ! Latest Version PU ato RAY-DANCE Brilliant preview of an incredible fractal ray tracer(2) PU169 GELIGNITE FONTS Superb cut n paste fonts similar to Exile fonts etc!
PU170 P-SUITE Make your own disk catalogue with pictures! + PU171 OPTICOMMS 2 Contains new Ncomm v2.0 & other utilities, superb!
PU172 WORDPOWER Solves anagrams crosswords etc, really useful program! + Animations PA001 AEGIS ANIMATIONS 3 anims, Juggler. Plane & Marlyn. + PA028 AGATRON ANIMS 5 great short looped animations! + PA029 APPLECUS ANIMATION Great anim of an abacus (applecus??) + PA030 BAD BIRD ANIMATION Not too bad this one. + PA031 BASKETBALL A basketball player shooting a ball into the net. 1M + PA032 BONGO ANIMATION Animation of a man playing the bongo drums. + PA033 BUSY BEE Cute animation of a freaky bee. Almost looks wooden. 1M + PA034 CLOTHES PEG Bouncing clothes pegs and more. Not bad. 1M PA035 COOL
COUGAR A cartoon style anim, tells the story of cool Cougar. 1M + PA036 CX1 SPACESHIP A cool sculpt 4D anim of a ship circling a globe + PA037 DART ANIMATION Good animation of a dart passing through an egg!
PA038 DRAGONS LAIR TIME WARP Animation of the cartoon game .1M + PA039 ERIC-S AMY VS WALKER Cute & sexy(?) Squirrel chasing Walker.1.5M PA040 ERIC-S BATMAN A great animation featuring batman and the joker,1M+ PA041 ERIC-S COTOTE 2 This ones a corker.coyote up to this tricks 3M PA042 ERIC-S COYOTE STRIKES BACK Not too good this time but popular.lmg PA043 ERIC-S MORE AEROTOONS More humorous cartoon capers. Great 1M + PA044 ERIC-S SHUTTLECOCK Two Space Shuttles playing with a satallite. 1M PA045 ERIC-S STEALTHY II The Mig-29 and Stealthy bomber cartoon.1M + PA046 FRANKLYN THE FLY Great anim of a
day in the life of a housefly! + WORDWRITE WORDPROCESSOR Comprehensive wordprcessor,speller 600 BUSINESS LETTERS contracts, letters, allsorts included ! + TEXT ENGINE 3.0 New version ! Superb quality wordpro. Get it! + AMIBASE PROFESSIONAL Now PD !!! Powerful easy to use Database * BBASE IIA fast & easy to use database program !
FORMS REALLY UNLIMITED Excellent form generation program + LAST WILL & TESTAMENTS Lots of sample Last Wills! + PA047 GHOSTBUSTER ANIMATION Anim on the popular ghostbusters theme.
PA048 GYMNAST ANIMATION Animation of a gymnast swinging on bars.lM + PA049 HAPPY ANIMATIONS HappyMan, TreeFrog, Windowman and Hammer.
PA053 4 LIGHT CYCLES (2) Huge animation from the Tron film. Fab. 1 mg! + PA055 LUXO TEENAGER Father & son lamp animation, excellent 1M + PA056 MAGICIAN II this ones a bit better, more glossier this time round.iM* PA057 MAGICIAN Similar to the juggler anim, but not quite as glossy 1M + PA058 MINER A miner truck loading coals into a buggy to be taken away. 1M PA059 MR POTATO HEAD Watch the potato man in cabaret! + PA060 NEWTONS CRADLE ray traced animation, plus F-19 and Rocking chair + PA061 PHAROAH ANIMATION An animation of a Pharoah kings mask. + PA062 PIANO ANIMATION This is an animation of a
cartoony piano! + PA064 PROBE SEQUENCE Probe investigateslife forms on distant planet 1M + PA065 68 REAL 3D (4)Superb demo of effects possible with Real 3D.1mg! + PA069 REAL THING HORSES demo of the animation package for deluxe paint. + PA070 SHUTTLECOCK ANIMATION 2 shuttles playing with a satellite!
PA071 THE BOINGS Great anim of 2 Zebedee characters on springs!1.5M ON* PA072 THE JUGGLER the old classic animation that sold 1000s of Amiga's! + PA073 THE KNIGHT DEMO Animation of a knight climbing out of a book. 1M + PA074 THE WALKER DEMO Helicopter attacking the walker. Film style. 1M + PA075 THE WALKER DEMO II Walker Attacking the A2000. Not bad. 1M + PA077 UNICYCLE ANIMATION Exellent animation of a unicycle & a car! + PA078 WINGS Superb quality red baron biplane animation. Very nice.lM + PA079 MR POTATO HEAD 2 Another great Chris Hill animation disk! + PA080 LEMMINGS ANIMATION Great
lemmings animation. Check it out. 1M PA081 BUSTER DOUGLAS Digi anim of Busters not so famous moments! * PA082 TIN TOY ANIMATION Nice ray traced animation of a tin soldier! + Agatron Animations AGA01 RED LOTUS Spinning down the road. Fantastic !!
AGA02 JET FIGHTER landing on a runway, basic anim + AGA03 STAR TREK - Shuttle fly past - Great! 1m + AGA04 KLINGON CRUISER Flying around your amiga screen !
AGA05 STAR TREK KLINGON fires torpedoes 1m + AGA06 LOGO, plus a great star wars fly by animation. 1Meg AGA07 STAR WARS FIGHTER doing loops etc 1m + AGA08 STAR WARS, a great ani mfrom the movie (CLI. Showanim) AGA09 STAR WARS - Fighter fly by, impressive 1m + AGA10 STAR TREK - Enterprise in dry dock. Incredible ! 1M + AGA11 TRON - Tank v Deactivator. Good vectors + AGA12 TRON ANIMATION - Not one of the best + AGA13 ROBO 1 A nice ray traced robot waving 1m + AGA14 STAR TREK Workbee & Reliant. 3 shots + AGA15 LOTUS CAR, Billiards. & Jet Fighter animations! + AGA16 STAR TREK Various anims from the
star trek game. Good. + AGA17 STAR TREK TWOK animation Short but okay + AGA18 STAR TREK - Enterprise fly by. Short anim + AGA19 BOND ANIM - Copter plus a car. Not too amazing ! + AGA20 Huey 2 A helicopter leaving a landing pad. Neat. 1M + AGA21 ENTERPRISE DOCKING WITH SPACE STATION - WICKED !!! 1M * AGA22 ENTERPRISE APPROCHING Another stunning anim ! 1M + AGA23 FLEET MANOEVRE Stunning animation, shows off your amiga ! 1m + AGA24 KULI PEN animation & Ping pong. Great! 1m + AGA25 THE RUN , a suberb car chase 1mg or over. 1m + AGA26 SHIP ROCKING at sea, enterprise leaves dock. 1m + AGA27 BOOK
OPENING Nice anim of a book opening. 1 Mg AGA28 SHUTTLE & ENTERPRISE Fabulous animation by Richter. 1M + AGA29 MILLENIUM FALCON The ship being chased - Excellent 1M AGA30 HYPERSPACE animation & Landing animation 1m + AGA31 PORSCHE anim of a rising out of a table 1 mg. + AGA32 SPACE - Space probe flying away 1 m + AGA33 PROBE animation Bird of prey animation & Klingonhit! 1m AGA34 SPACE OFFICE - Star trek anim, a little bit short + AGA35 SPACE PROBE, great anim of a probe zooming off 1m + AGA36 BIRD OF PREY, loop the loop, excellent animation 1m + AGA37 TOBIAS GOES KNACKERS - Check this on out!
1m + AGA38 TOTALLY WICKED ! Shuttle & Enterprise (2 MEG - BUY ONE !!)
Power Animations PP001 2 ANTI LEMMINGS (2) Absolutley brilliant animation ! Get this now !2M PP003 AT THE MOVIES Cute anim from Mr Schwartz featuring Amy squirrel 1.5 PP004 7 AUTOMATED LIGHT (4)Fab battlestar galactica type animation. 3M PP008 10 BUZZED (3) Great animation of a wasp crashing into things. 3M PP011 12 DATING GAME (2) Superb new demo from Eric Schwartz, Get it. 3.5mg!
PP013 14 DRAGONS LAIR (2) Three meg power demo with sound effects. Great1 PP016 GULF WAR ANIM Find out what happens to Hussein! Brilliant 2mg!
PP017 JUGGLER II Juggler meets Ms.Juggler. Great followup 1.5Meg PP018 20 LOST IN SPACE (3) Remember the old TV series ? This is it! 2M PP021 24 LANDING (4) Tobias Richter Poweranim ! Superb ray traced stuff.4M PP025 27 STATION AT KHARN (3) Animation of a a spacestation,nicely done. 2M PP028 33 UPGRADE (6) Wow ! Camberwick Green meets the Amiga ! GREAT ! 5 PP034 35 VAUX KILLERS (2) An old but quite good 2mg demo 2mg.
PP036 37 WALKER DEMO (2) The 2 disk 2mg version of this classic demo.
PP038 39 WAVE SAILING (2) A nice animation of a wave sailer! 1.5mg PP040 43 AT THE MOVIES II Brilliant, works on 1mg 3mg configurations! )* PP044 45 AMY V WALKER II Another superb 3mg animation from Eric Schwartz!
Demos PD001 AGONY DEMO Brilliant graphics in this game demo.show it to ST owners.
PD005 AMOS 3D DEMO Shows you some effects that are possible with 3d! + PD007 ANARCHY INSPIRATION IS NONE Demo with superb ray trace GFX PD009 ANARCHY SYSTEM VIOLATION Classy demo Vector Bob Gfx Cool!
PD010 ANARCHY DIGITAL INNOVATION Their latest and best. Superb!
PD011 ANIMATORS MEGADEMO A nice new megademo from the Animators.
PD016 BUDBRAIN II Hilarious megademo, house music video & more PD018 CHAOS ROCK A fantastic light show based on fractal patterns. + PD020 CRIONICS MEGADEMO Includes the superb maddona demo and more !
PD021 CRIONICS NEVERWHERE Superb ! With a Real world demo & Madonna PD022 CRIONICS TOTAL DESTRUCION Very nice plasma plus kickin music !
PD023 25 ALCATRAZ MEGADEMO Exellent, huge demo on 3 disks! + (3) PD026 CRUSADERS SPACE DELIRIA Fantastic music by Dr.Awesome !
PD027 CRYPTOBURNERS HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER Lovely filled vector demo.
PD030 DEAD DANCE THRASH Amazing thrash metal soundtrack & wierd pics!
PD032 DEVILS LABYRINTH Great new demo with some fab effects.RGBplasma PD033 DEVILS NO REALITY Another great multipart demo from Devils! + PD036 E*P*I»C Incredble preview to a new game by Ocean, vectors. 1M PD037 38 ERPLAND (2) Brill kalidescope patterns on this great demo! + PD039 FILLET THE FISH Similar to puggs, but not quite as good. + PD041 FRAXION FUTURE VISIONS Superb Aliens-type intro plus pictures +hgh PD044 HORIZEN SLEEPING BAG Great multipart demo with vectors, music.
PD046 IRAQ DEMO Amusing demo of Saddam meeting President Bush !!!
PD049 50 KEFRENS MEGADEMO VIII Loads of filled vectors and music.(2) PD051 52 KGB MEGADEMO (2) A great house music video & vector drummer PD055 MAGNETIC FIELDS HYSTERESIS Excellent vector graphics !
PD056 57 MAGNETIC FIELDS SPACED OUT (2) demo with great music tracks PD058 59 MAXIMUM OVERRIDE (2) Very nice filled vector demo by TSB.
PD064 NEWTEK DEMO 3 exellent demo,take your machine to the limit!(2)+ PD066 PHENOMENA ECES A very good demo with light sourced vectors ! + PD067 PHENOMENA INTERSPACE Is time Linear ? Get this to find out!
PD068 PHENOMENA ENIGMA Absolutely brilliant, one of the greatest + PD069 PHENOMENA JOYRIDE Another absolute corker of a demo!
PD076 PLASMUTEX Kickin SoulllSoul music beats & wild copper plasma! +
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If you dont see the disk you want here - Just give us a call! PRUt moS S'T KEIGKtL ALL MAJOR CREDIT AND DEBIT CARDS ACCEPTED 0 5°3 5 6 6 7 4*6 PM001 100 GREATEST 64 TUNES Over 100 classic 64 tunes imortalised ! + PM004 ALCATRAZ THE POWER' Excellent re-mix of the song by Snap.+ PM005 ALCATRAZ MORE THAN MUSIC A superb music disk well presented+ PM007 8 9 AMAZING TUNES II (3) This ones a biggy loads of great music I PM010 AMEGA PARTY WINNERS Four EXCELLENT songs that won the party + PM012 AMIGADEUS CLASSICAL Superb renditions of Eine Kleiner etc. + PM013 ANARCHY CAPTURED IMAGINATION Excellent
music by 4-Mat + PM014 BANGING RAVES Yeah ! Pump up the music, kickin remix of house PM015 BEAST SONIX Scoopex present the music from Beast I, all tunes. + PM016 BEATLES SONIX Lots of Beatles music done in Sonix! + PM017 BEATMASTER 808 STATE Cubik and more of this type of music PM018 BEATMASTER I LOVE TECHNOLOGY More of the rave type music. + PM019 BRUNO’S MUSICBOX II This is great Jazz-Funk music ! + PM020 21 BRUNOS MUSIC BOX III More jazzfunk style music. Get it I + PM022 23 CLASSICAL MUSIC Great music of Bach, Handel etc from Rob Baxter. + PM030 DIGITAL CONCERT 2 Thirteen minutes of music,
Doctor 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 Bustin Touch Me. Brill!+ PM034 DIGITAL CONCERT 6 Latest in the series, very good quality House music PM035 36 DIGITAL DEBUSSY Excellent! Clair de lune & more tracks + PM041 EQUAMANIA II Demo with a great dance music track and fab equalizers I PM042 43 EVIL FORCES Brand new mega acid house demo (swearing!)(2) + PM047 48 GOLDFIRE CEREBRAL DELIGHTS (2) Excellent music disk. + PM052
KEFRENS JUKEBOX This ones super! Lovely music with a Juke box I + PM058 MAGNETIC FIELDS CHIP FESTIVAL Crammed full of great chip music! + PM059 MANIACS OF NOISE This is brilliant! Great Stevie wonder type music! + PM065 PHENOMENA MUSIC DREAMS 120 wicked songs by twins + PM066 PHENOMENA MUSIC DREAMS II Second in the series More music I + PM067 POPEYE MEETS THE BEACHBOYS Great demo very funny! + PM069 RAZOR FACE ANOTHER DAY This is an incredible music track !!
PM070 RHAPSODY IN BLUE Great conversion of Gershwin by Rob Baxter! 1M PM071 72 SILENTS BLUES HOUSE (2) Tangerine Dream style music & game! + PM073 SILENTS FULL POWER House it up music. Inc Remix of tricky disco. + PM074 SOUND OF SILENTS This is a must! Great atmospheric music!
PM078 TECHNOTRONIC REMIXES Pump Up the Jam and Get Up !
PM079 TECHNOTRONIX REMIX The songs remixed into one great track !
PM080 THE SOUNDS OF GNOME Mahoney and Kaktus music. 46 great tunes.
PM082a 82b VIVALDI - FOUR SEASONS (2) Superb 4 Seasons by Mr Baxter! + PM087 88 HIS MASTERS NOISE Even better than the sounds of gnome !(2) PM090 91 MOZART HORN CONCERTO’S 4 superb concerto's from H.Gannon + PM092 PIANO TUNES 9 great Protrackered tracks from Andy Chilton! + PM093 UTAH SAINTS REMIX What can you do for me remixed by Tony Hilton! + PM095 HARDCORE III Brilliant techno dance tracks.
PM096 STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN & Send in the clowns & other tracks. Great!
PM098 ERASURE MIX Remix ot erasures top songs.
PM100 103 MANIC RAVES II Fantastic 4 disk music set with Simpsons anim! + PM104 500 THINGS COMEBACK 4 great rave type tracks, very well done! + PM105 6 KEFRENS MEGAMIX (2)Fabulous dance music , Amazing quality + PM112 TECHOMANIA II Eight essential hardcore tunes for ravers out there + PM113 PROTON GATES OF TIME 6 nice pieces of music on this disk! + PM114 UPROAR SPLIT BEAVER MIX Excellent dance music mix. + PM115 CHROME Show off your amigas sound with this incredible music set (2)+ PD077 PMC ALPHA OMEGA An absolutely superb filled 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! + PD085 REBELS MEGADEMO II An old classic blast from the past! + PD087 REBELS SNAP A nice demo with spooky style music track. Great PD088 REBELS TRIPLE TROUBLE Some brilliant plasma effects here! + PD090 91 RED SECTOR MEGADEMO (2) Still stood the test of time, good + PD093 SCOOPEX CHROMIUM Superb demo with great graphics and music.+ PD094 SCOOPEX MENTAL HANGOVER One of the best demos of all time. + PD097 SILENTS GLOBAL TRASH This is a MUST for all demo freaks + PD098 SILENTS ICE Latest demo from the Silents. Brilliant music +
PD106 TECHNOFRIGHT A spooky demo with good music S effects!
PD108 TOMSOFT TRIP TO MARS Very good 3D filled vector trip to mars PD109 TOMSOFT VIRTUAL WORLDS An absolute Epic ! Best demo of the year PD111 UNREAL DEMO Superb graphics & sound in this great demo. + PD113 VANGELIS DEMO Great music & superb colour cycled gfx. 1mg. + PD114 VECTRA SINKING DEMAND Really good filled vector demo.
PD116 WITH VECTORS TO HEAVEN New demo just in, check it out! + PD119 REBELS OUTLAND Latest demo from a prolific outfit! Excellent PD120 KEFRENS GUARDIAN DRAGON Avery nice new demo from Kefrens!
PD121 DIVINA TECHNO FRIGHT Vectors in front of Ham pics? Good! + PD123 ITALIAN BAD BOYS MANGAD Japanese style cartoons & techno music!
PD124 ANDROMEDA DECAYING PARADISE Very good vector demo & music! + PD125 RAY OF HOPE 2 Great megademo, good music & graphics!
PD126 LEROY 1 Great pack inc, Substance, Shining vector, & more! + PD127 BASS SUBLIMINAL VISION Very heavy rave music & graphics!
PD128 DIVINE INSPIRATION New music disk by Goldfire. Very good, PD129 RAZOR 1911 VOYAGE Another great party winner demo Super effects!
PD130 34 ALCATRAZ ODDESSY Awesome 5 disk space extravaganza ! Brill! (5) PD135 6 CRIONICS HARDWIRED Fab space anim with superb effects & music (2 PD137 ANGELS EVOLUTION DEMO Great psychedelic vectors 8 more!
PD138 ANARCHY SEEING IS BELIEVING Brilliant demo with exellent music!!
PD139 TRACKERS POWER & AGONY DEMO Some unusual Vector effects! + PD140 CELSIUS 23 MORE VECTORS A Terminator intro + hundreds of vectors! + PD141 WILDFIRE MEGADEMO great House & dance music on this megademo!
PS002 ADVANCE HAM A collection of brilliant digitised pictures with music + PS003 AGATRON 5 Some superb HAM pictures, created by Tobias Richter. + PS004 AGATRON 6 Incredible 4096 color ray traced S S. Get this one! + PS005 AGATRON 8 Excellent HAM pictures, with some good music too. Mega !
PS006 AGATRON 9 More of Richters superb works, again based on Star trek. + PS007 AGATRON 12 Some more great pictures on this new disk. + PS008 AIRCRAFT SLIDE Lots of pictures of fighter aircraft. + PS009 ASTRONOMY SLIDE Nice pics of constellations, galaxies nebulae etc! + PS013 BORN TO BE FREE Picture of wild animals this time. Very good quality+ PS014 15 BUTTERFLIES (2) High quality slidshow of butterflies, by WS + PS016 C64 ART Lots of picture screens from the good old Commodore 64.
PS017 CHAINSAW SLIPPERS This one is Great, the pictures are naff but Mad1 + PS019 COLOURCYCLES A slide of colour cycled pictures. Very impressive. + PS023 DEMONS III A quality S S from C-Dryk of Demons, with music PS025 26 DIVINE VISIONS (2) A S S of Mythylogical gods with music + PS030 FRAXION FUTURE VISION Great fantasy S S. Fab for lo res. + PS032 GENOCIDE great fantasy slide with unusual fades & wipes & soundtrack.
PS033 GERMAN RAYJTRACE High quality ray traced pics by a german artist. + PS045 KELLY S S Some excellent quality HAM pictures. + PS052 NAGEL PICTURES Hires pictures of girls, very arty. + PS056 NEWTEK DYNAMIC HAM A S S of Newteks new 640x512 4096 colors + PS057 NEXT PIXILIUM Very nice pictures all done in Dpaint plus some music.
PS062 NW DYNAMIC HAM More from the Nik Williams series.Superb quality. + PS063 PENTAGON & DRIFTERS Very high quality Hi-res B W fantasy pictures.
PS064 PHOTMONTAGE I S S on various subjects very nicely done. + PS065 PHOTOMONTAGE II Another great slide of various subjects. + PS067 RICK PARK'S ART Dpaint style pictures all done in Hi Resolution. + PS069 70 SILENTS CH 42 (2) This is superb, slides plus a great music track, PS072 SUPER HAM CARS Superbly digitised S S in Interlaced HAM, Mega!+ PS082 83 WRESTLE MANIA (2) Collection of picture and animations. Good !
PS084 WWF WRESTLERS Pictures of Hulk Hogan and the rest of 'Em. Great !+ PS086 SONIC DYNAMIC HIRES 5 Superb 4096 colour pics on this disk! + PS087 ALTERED DECEPTIONS Superb disk of pictures from Chris Hill! + Music Disks Slideshows PS088 EVOLUTION SLIDE Pics from one celled life to humanity?? + PS090 FRACTALGEN Great fractal landscapes & star studded skies+ music! + PS091 2 FRACTAL MOUNTAINS Superb 2 disk set of fractal pictures! + PS093 VANISH 3D Awesome 3d ray traced picture disk! + Music Utilities PT001 ALGORYTHMS Midi program for synthetic music creation.
PT002 ART OF MED Disk tull of Med music scores. + PT003 ASI AUDIO MAGIC Collection ol soundtrackers and ripping progs!
PT004 ASI AUDIO MAGIC 2 Latest collection of soundtracker programs!
PT005 CASIO CZ EDITOR Superb program + 250 patches for Casio CZ series. + PT006 DELUXE MUSIC DATA Some scores need midi synths (Deluxe music) PT007 FUTURE COMPOSER A chip music sequencer. Complex to use, but good PT008 GAMES MUSIC CREATOR A music sequencer, similar to'soundtracker.
PT009 IFF SAMPLES Great samples taken from the Kawal 1 digital synth!
PT010 JAMCRACKER Four channel chip music sequencer. Handles samples PT013 MED 3.2 Very latest version of 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 ol functions PT017 NOISETRACKER-EXECUTEABLE Convert modules to executeables PT018 PERFECTSOUND SAMPLER Nice sample edit program with samples!
PT019 ROLAND D110 + S220 Converter program, convert Roland samples to IFF.
PT020 SAMPLES DISKS ST-01 TO ST-10 Various disks available ring tor details+ PT021 SOUNDTRACKER 2.6 New release of this popular program, new editor PT022 SOUNDTRACKER A superb four channel sequencer. Easy to use PT023 SOUNDTRACKER COMPILATION Compilation ot tracker type progrmas PT024 ST-80 BEAST SAMPLES Lovely panflute sounds from Beast, Beast II PT025 6 7 8 ST-90-93 SAMPLES DISKS Studio quality samples. Excellent!!! + PT029 YAMAHA DX7 VOICE FILER Program for DX7 series synthesisers PT030 YAMAHA DX7 VOICE SORTER For the above program, PT031 2 3 ST-87 - 89 3 disk full of great samples! +
PT034 5 ST-97 & 98 2 more great disks full of samples! + PT036 SAMPLE MAKER Allows you to create samples without a sampler! + PT037 PROTRACKER 2.0 New version of well known music program!
PT038 YAMAHA DX100.TX81Z, DX27.DX11 & FB01 editors & librarian' Amos Public Domain APD036 + AMOS 1.34 UPATE Latest edition of the updater! + APD062 + ARCADIA A nice version of the popular breakout game APD076 + RAINBOW WARRIOR Paint with coppers and save them out!
APD083 + AMOS PAINT V3.7 Nice paint package in 2-64 colours.
APD085 + REVERSI + SNAKES & LADDERS 2 well known games APD096 + PAIR IT Matgh the cards to make a pair,easy to play 1mb APD103 4 + PICK UP A PUZZLE Solve jigsaw puzzles.3 difficulty levels APD110 + CROSSFIRE Nice game, keep the kids occupied for ages.
APD115 + BALLOONACY Good version of the classic 'Bomber' game.
APD130 + THE WOODEN BALL A shareware game Imb APD132 + FAMILY HISTORY DATABASE Nice geneology program 1mb.
APD137 + TILE TRIAL Sliding tile puzzle to solve within a time limit APD148 + DEMOLITION MISSION Another version of popular bomber game.lmb APD176 + DATABASE MASTER V2.0 Nice database program, needs 1mb APD180 1 + DUNGEON DELVER Roam round mazes collect keys etc (2 disks) APD182 3 + PIXIE KINGDOM Another good exploration game on 2 disks APD229 + AMOS MULTIPAINT Another Amos paint program!
APD230 + AMOS ASTEROIDS Four versions of the asteroids game.
APD231 + AMOK Your robot is trapped in a strange world 1mg APD237 + SHAPES Very nice little puzzle game.
APD257 + CASSETTE LABELLER + MIXED SOURCE Make your own cassette s APD271 + WIZARDS DOMAIN Nicely done graphical adventure game APD284 + AMOSAGRAM Nice anagram program.
APD292 + WAR OF THE FOUR A shareware graphic adventure game APD293 + GRAND PRIX SIMULATOR Not a race game,more of a simulation.
APD314 + BLACKJACK TRAINER A nice new blackjack game!
APD318 + BOING Get Herbert back home to his village!
APD325 HANGMAN V2 Hangman game with editor!
APD326 + HYPERBALL Latest version of woodenball, an exellent game!
APD329 + FRUIT MACHINE Quite a nice little fruit machine program!
APD333 + AMERICAN FOOTBALL RADIO VERSION You are a football coach!
APD334 + SNAKE IN THE GRASS Collect white mushrooms, avoid toadstools!
APD340 + KARATE WORM Very nice platform game, jumping over worms etc!
APD343 + SAVE THE TREES Stop the baddies destroying the trees!
APD347 + NOTEBOOK Easy to use notebook & shopping list program!
APD351 + ARCHIVIST 2.0 Demo version of a useful database program!
APD356 + POWERBASE V2.0 Demo version of a very powerful database!
APD362 + SQUAT'S REVENGE Operation wolf type game!
APD363 + CHAIN REACTION & CPU CHALLENGE 2 games APD367 + WEIRD IN EDGEWAYS Circuit board based puzzle game! + APD373 + COMPILER 1.34 UPDATE Update for the Amos compiler! + Deja Vu Licenseware LPD01 + COLOURING BOOK Colour in the nursery rhyme pictures LPD02 + ARC ANGEL MATHS An educational game to help kids with maths LPD03 + GALLEONS Follow up to the popular dogfight II game.
LPD04 + THINGAMAJIG Superb jigsaw style game for kids, easy to use LPD05 + JUNGLE BUNGLE Icon driven adventure game for the kids LPD06 + PUKADA & SPRITES Avoid all the baddies as you remove the tiles LPD07 - FOUR WAY LYNX A 22 level puzzle to tiles to a main center tile LPD08 + WORK & PLAY 3 really good educational games on this disk.
LPD10 + THE WORD FACTORY Great program helps the kids to spell LPD11 + GO-GETTER A card game where you have to pass go.
LPD12 + HYPNOTIC LANDS catch balls coming down four different lanes LPD13 + JIGMANIA A jigsaw solving puzzle & a jigsaw construction kit LPD14 + PLAY IT SAFE For the very young, helps to teach safety at home LPD15 + ARC ANGEL SHAPES Make pictures from a variety of shapes LPD16 + REVERSI II New improved version of Reversi LPD17 + DOGFIGHT II Up to an 8 player shootemup game. Great!
LPD18 + TOUCHSTONES An Ishido type game played with tiles LPD19 + X-IT-50 Shoot objects across the screen LPD20 - WORDY A basic Amosware wordprocessor program, quite good LPD21 - QUINGO Great quiz game in which you play Bingo LPD22 + LC10 FONTS New fonts for your Star LC10 LC200 printer LPD23 + ESP Collect the letters ESP LPD25 - THE MISSION A great text adventure written in Hisoft basic LPD26 + CYAD Collect the diamonds in this puzzle game LPD27 + FLOWER POWER grow flowers before bugs munch them away.
LPD28 - BUDDBASE Simple to use database with tutorial LPD29 + BIG TOP FUN 4 great educational games for younger children LPD30 + SHYMER Nursery rhyme adventure game for young or old.
LPD31 + CLI PRINTER DUMP Prints a screen dump of the screen display LPD32 - HARD DRIVE MENU SYSTEM Has menu of over 3,800 items.
LPD33 + CREATIVE ADVENTURE TOOLKIT Produce stand alone adventures LPD34 + INVOICE PRINTER Quick production of invoices on paper LPD35 + T-TECDRAW Technical drawing program with print facilities LPD36 + FRACGEN II Great fractal program generator LPD37 + ROCKET MATHS Help children in maths with this game LPD38 + AMOS ART Contains lots of fonts,bobs,sprites & scenery blocks LPD39 + MAGIC FOREST II Great sideways scrolling platform game LPD40 + SPRITE BANK EDITOR Makes sprites really easy to use LPD41 + RESCUE A 3D adventure game done with 3D construction set LPD42 + X-STITCH Print out pics for
embroidering, with documents LPD43 + LAZERZONE Shoot the aliens in this addictive shootemup LPD44 + FORMULA ONE CHALLENGE Strategy road racing game. V.Good PER DISK !
LPD45 + MUSIC BOX A music program for children of 7 upwards.
LPD47 + DIRTY CASH Our most popular game ! Fruit machine simulator LPD49 + MARVIN THE MARTIAN Find your girlfriend in this maze game LPD51 + MAGICAL YOUNG ARTIST Contains 30 stencils to colour in!
LPD52 + LC24 200 FONTS Installs fonts for Star series printers !
LPD55 + SPRITEX V1.32 New sprite editor, superior to original editor!
LPD56 + CTEXT V1.23 and 1.3 for programmers, use icon bank based fonts!
LPD57 + KIDDIES CLIPART Another nice clipart disk!
LPD58 + LOCKS KEYS & ENEMIES Hunchback game ! Brilliant, just get it I LPD59 + THE PREHISTORIC FUN PACK Four dinasour games for kids LPD60 + TECHNO SNAIL Fire slime at the enemies - Great plaform fun !
LPD61 +THE FINAL CHAPTER 3D graphics adventure. Very good !
LPD62 + REVOLUTION Four player game get to the top of the Screen 1st!
LPD63 + WILBERTS WINTER WONDERLAND Excellent platform game - Get it!
LPD64 + RESCUE II Totally wicked 3D vector game - GET IT I!!!!
LPD65 + POWER PLANNER Personal organiser - Keep trackot your life !
LPD66 + HOTEL MANAGER Similar to monopoly - Brilliant!!!!
LPD67 + CYADONIA (CYAD II) Boulderdash clone - collect the diamonds LPD68 + VIRUS BUSTER Very good new virus killer disk, needs 2 drives!
LPD69 + MAGICAL MIX UP Puzzle game, sort out the mixed up pictures!
LPD70 + PAINTBOX Childrens painting package to color in or draw LPD71 + BATTLECARS Car racing game for two players, really addictive II!
LPD72 + MONSTER ISLAND Brilliant role playing game for kids.
LPD73 + AMOS DATABASE V3.01 Simple & easy to use with lots of functions LPD74 + SOUR GRAPES 3D isometric game. You must get your enemy drunk!!
LPD75 + VIDEO LAB Simple to use titling package for home videos! (2 drives) LPD76 + T-TECMAZE Excellent puzzle type game switch games on off LPD77 + POWERBASE 2.1 Powerful database system with a host of features.
LPD78 + SPECTRA & CHEATLISTER Logic puzzle game & a list of cheats LPD79 + MUSIC ENGINE Play MED ST NT modules without converting them LPD80 + ICON BANK EDITOR Manipulate icons in the same way as sprites LPD81 + POOLS PRO Program to help you fill in your pools coupons LPD82 + COLORING BOOK 2 8 More pictures to color in. Excellent.
LPD83 + PICTURE HANGMAN Excellent variation on this hangman game.
LPD84 + GUESS WHO Another Hangman type game. Good.
LPD85 + MAGIC WASSOCKS A great little arcade game worth seeing.
LPD86 + NCOMMAND V2.03B Give your workbench the 2.0 look !
Educational Software PE001 5 EDUCATION SET Science, Geography & more. Superb ! (11+) (5) + PE006 KIDSPAINT Superb talking colouring book for the very young! + PE007 8 LEARN & PLAY 2 disks of educational programs, under 10s + PE009 STORYLAND 2 Brilliant kids game, save toyland from the witch!! + PE010 TOTAL CONCEPTS ASTROMOMY Fab interactive book on a disk. Get it! + PE011 TOTAL CONCEPTS DINOSAURS Learn about the dinosaurs, fantastic! + PE013 SIMON & SPACE MATHS Talking maths program for kids + PE014 SPANISH, FRENCH, GERMAN TUTOR Translates all languages + PE015 TREASURE SEARCH Help the pirate
find that treasure ! + For more excellent educational software see the DeJa Vu listing, above NEW LICENCE- WARE
• OBLITERATION The Ultimate ShootEmUp, A cross between Turrican &
asteroids, has received more rave reviews than I’ve had
Chicken Nuggets. Utterly addictive - You’ll love it ! Cost
£3.50
• WILLIES WATER WORKS Put the pieces together to let the water
flow through the pipes, an excellent puzzle game for all ages.
Cost £3.50
• FISH LISTER A superb program that contains a catalogue of every
single fish disk fully indexed on Name & catagory. An essential
program for the serious amiga user. Cost £3.50
• VIDEO TITLES Easy to use titling package for video users, uses
any amiga workbench font, with full load & save - Excellent +
Cost £3.50
• TOTAL CONCEPTS DINOSAURS This is the first in a new series,
Total concepts is an interactive encyclopedia that lets you
explore the world with pictures and information on a profusion
of subjects. This title is based on the ancient world of the
Dinasaur. Plus Compatible. Supplied on 2 Disks, Cost £4.50 PD
UTILITIES fJh A very dean frontend gives edit keys a basic
strength.
Just select the key you want to edit with the mouse, type in the character or string of characters that you want to be printed with that key, and Robert is indeed your uncle.
Every Workbench disk. Also included on the disk is a handy program for startup-sequences and similar script files, called Checkplus. This returns one value if the machine it’s running on has Kickstart 2, and a different value for older versions. The whole lot works on an A500 Plus - congrats to David Kinder on producing one of the more useful disks I’ve seen this month.
ABSOLUTE ADVENTURER VOL 1 1 7 BIT 1 774 If you want 12 different maps for Black Crypt, hints for Elvira II and Leisure Suit Larry V, Space Quest IV and Fascination, a complete solution and cheats for Ultima VI and all the levels of Power Monger, get this. Otherwise don’t bother. Slick presentation, but not by LSD’s standards.
EDWORD 2.2 1 7 BIT 1 776 Want a cheap text editor that runs well under interlace?
Sorry we can't reproduce the screen flicker, but if you have a multisync or SVGA monitor then the display will be this good.
EdWord does not really offer much more than other PD offerings like TextPlus 3.0EN or TextEngine 3, but it certainly is user friendly. You can do all the normal things, like cut-and-paste blocks of text where you want, set markers and jump to them, or go to any line.
However, EdWord was designed with the programmer in mind, and does have a couple of tricks up its sleeve. It can run script files by selecting a menu option (handy for running a separate compiler or assembler) and can also be taught program commands or key words, and force them into upper case. Handy for finding typing errors that cause bugs in programs.
You can also run the program in interlace if you’re lucky enough to own a multisync monitor and a flicker fixer (or an SVGA monitor and the Enhanced Chip Set found in the A500 Plus).
EdWord took over two years for the author, Martin Reddy, to write. If you’ve already a text editor there’s little here that’s new, but like I say for the programmer bashing out source code it’s quite ideal.
PRO TRACKER 2 17 BIT 1 750 The main updates in ProTracker 2 seem to be in the sample editing department, although the inclusion of a large readme file is very welcome.
I’ve heard quite a lot about the latest incarnation of Tracker. NoiseTracker, SoundTracker and ProTracker have much the same ‘look and feel’ to them. They are used to arrange sound samples together, forming blocks of music, which can be further arranged to form songs, albeit ones without much in the way of vocals - but then getting the Amiga to sing would be a tall order, nearly as tall as making it dance.
This version has a much slicker feel to it than others I’ve seen. Lars Hamre has done a good job in modifying the front control panel. In terms of capability, all the old options are there - it can still be used to read in samples through a sampler cartridge plugged into the parallel port, making the process of composition that little bit less tiresome. More options have been added, giving you more control over what the sounds come out like, and you can now boost or filter them to just the right level.
Also, ProTracker 2 can make use of synth sounds, which are very small in size (pure sound samples tend to be large) but lack the harmonics of real sound. All the same, if you can squeeze a couple of extra sounds into a song, so much the better.
It’s heartening to think that programmers are still prepared to extend and strengthen the Tracker saga, even though for musician and musical novices (like myself) it’s a bit of a nightmare. Tracker programs are mainly used by musicians producing songs to include in other programs, like games and PD demos. Best of all though, there’s a hefty documentation file (50K) to help you get acquainted with the program.
OPTICOJV1JVIS 2 VALLY PD PU171 Good heavens, just when I was despairing of ever seeing an update to the highly popular Ncomm program, version 2 shows up. This hasn’t been done by Daniel Bloch, who was responsible for Ncomm 1.9. Instead, Torkel Lodberg of Oslo has spent months developing what has to be the best comms program yet.
A word of explanation: comms. Communications, that’s the name of the game. If you have a modem and a modem lead, then plugging them into the Amiga is as simple as plugging in a joystick. To be able to use it to dial up computer services, you need some software - and that’s where this program comes in.
The updates are prolific; translating special symbols and foreign characters for keymaps correctly - a lot of European users found the old version very irritating in this respect; advances like more protocols for sending and receiving programs and files - version 2 recognises Kermit, Compuserve-B and Jmodem, as well as more established forms; and Ncomm now has a full Arexx port, especially useful in a comms program, because you can now automate dialling up a service, downloading all new messages and logging off, which saves you money in phone bills.
The really good thing about this disk is full documentation. Everything is explained, clearly and concisely, although there is a lot of jargon Ncomm 2 is shareware - the contribution is about £25, which seems a lot, but when you see the program you will see why.
A registered user will receive a version without the hundreds of little reminders to pay the shareware fee.
Also on the disk is Zoom 5.40 (a neat Workbench hack that makes windows and screens zoom into and out of view), three archiving programs for making uploaded files smaller (saving phone bills again) and downloaded files usable, and a disk compacter for those who wish to squeeze as much as possible onto a floppy disk - again, all with full documentation.
A word of warning though; all programs and support files on the disk have been heavily crunched, and if you want to take things off the disk (to install onto a hard drive) it will take quite a bit of work. Apart from that, first-class presentation and content make this a disk not to miss for all comms freaks.
CONTACT LISTs All the Public Domain programs and utilities reviewed here can be obtained from the following PD libraries.
17 BIT: 1st Floor Offices, 2-8 Market Street, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF1 1DH.
0924 366982 PD SOFT: 1 Bryant Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SSI 2YD, 0702 612259 VALLY PD: PO Box 15, Peterlee, County Durham, SR8 1NZ, 091-5871195 TOP TEN UTILITIES OF THE MONTH Every month, we look at the best-selling utility and game PD disks from a particular library, so you can see what’s popular... VALLY PD 1.
TextPlus 3.0EN 2.
Amibase Pro II 3.
New Superkillers 2.2 4.
Mental Image Games Disk 1 5.
Air Warrior 6.
IBM PC Emulator 7.
AmigaFox DTP 8.
Pom Pom Gunner 9.
MessySID 2
10.
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D264 - Shark Animation (IMeg) D278 - Madonna Hanky Panky (P) D240 - At The Movies (2 Meg) D279 - More Aerotoons (IMeg) (P) D280 - Amy V.S. Walker Anim (1 Meg) D294 - Life Of Brian (P) (2 disks) D297 - Anti Lemmin Demo ( 2 Meg) (2 disks) D298 - Robocop Animation (1 Meg) (P) D300 - Silents: Ice Demo D254 - Virtual World (1 Meg) D150 - Windsurfer Animation (P) D315 - Mr Potato Head ( 1 Meg) (P) D316 - Creature Comforts Demo D318 - 3D Pinball Animation (1 Meg) (P) D001 - Walker 1 (1 Meg) D002 - Walker 2 ( 1 Meg) D003 - Walker 3(1 Meg) D004 - Cool Cougar (1 Meg) DO 12 - Rebels Megademo DOM - Space
Ace Demo D023 - Stealthy 2 Anim (1 Meg) D028 - Budbrain Mega Demo (2 disks) D047 - RAF Megademo ( 2 disks) D045 - Arse Wipe Advert D059 - Red Sector Megademo (2 disks) D062 - Red Sector Cebit 90 D077 - Good Morning Vietnam D088 - Silents Megademo D095 - Outsiders Acid Demo D115 - Vision Mega Demo 4 D127 - Chubby Brown D134 - Garfield Demo DM7 - Neighbours Slideshow D148 - Viz Slideshow D151 - Robocop 2 Slideshow D153 - Epic Game Demo (1 Meg) D158 - Operation Vark D160 - Exodus Real 3D (1 Meg) D163 - Probe Sequence D164 - Slycath Amazing Demo Comp D168 - Horizon Mega Demo D169 - Budbrain Mega
Demo 2 D176 - Jasper Carrot Demo D184 - Dragons Lair 2 Demo D185 Wrath Of The Demon Demo D187 - Batman The Movie Demo D251 - Decaying Paradise (1 Meg) D264 - Hardwired (1 Meg) D225 - Phenomena Enigma (1 Meg) D231 - KGB Mega Demo (2 disks - Imeg) D237 - Silents - Global Trash D240 - Vic Reeves Demo ( 2 disks) D241 - Ray Of Hope ( 2 disks) D247 - Dmob It's A Lame Demo D284 - Odyssey - Alcatraz (5 disks) D312 - Anarchy - Seeing Is Believing D325 - Hynautic Hammer D327 - Greatest Demos Vol 1 D330 - Greatest Demos Vol 2 D333 - Greatest Demos Vol 3 D345 - It Came From The Desert Demo D346 - Harry
Meets A ST Owner D347 - Shuttle Cock Animation D354 - NASA Slideshow D357 - KGB Mega Demo 2 D359 - Kefrens Guardian Dragon D370 - Terminator 2 Slide Show D379 - Navy Seals SlideShow D388 - Track Ro Vectra M001 - Seriously Good Music 1 M002 - Seriously Good Music 2 M003 - Seriously Good Music 3 MO 11 - DMOB Music 2 MOM - DMOB Music 4 (2 disks) MOM - Rebel Megablast MO 16 - Micromix 2 M022 - Amiga Charts Mix 3 M029 - D-Mob Music 3 M023 - Titan Trax 1 M026 - Amiga Charts Mix 5 M029 - D-MOB Music 3 M034 - Arnie Swarzenaggar Total Remix (2 disks) M035 - Digital Concert 2 M036 - Digital Concert 3
M037 - Digital Concert 4 M038 - Digital Concert 5 M039 - Digital Concert 6 M040 - RAF Megamix 1 M042 - Bat Dance Remix M049 - Ben Elton (xxx) M057 - DMOB Music 1 M081 - Flash 2 (disks) Ml02 - Debbie Gibson's Electric Youth (2 disks) Ml 14 - Betty Boo - Doing The Do Ml21 - Band Aid 11 (2 disks) Ml22 - RAF Beat Thiz 1 Ml23 - RAF Beat Thiz 2 Ml24 - RAF Beat Thiz 3 Ml25 - RAF Megamix 2 (2 disks) Ml26 - Amiga Charts Mix 2 Ml27 - Amiga Charts Mix 6 Ml34 - Miami Vice Theme (4 disks) Ml36 - Laurel And Hardy (2 disks) M141 - JM Jarre - Definitive Ml43 - CD Player Demo (1 Meg) M144 - Flash! Queen (2)
Ml59 - Techotronic Remix M161 - Crusaders Bacteria Ml83 - ScooPex Beast Sonix Ml57 - Digital Concert 5 (VI) Ml51 - Crusaders: Genesis Ml32 - Depeche Mode Mix Disk Ml56 - Seal Crazy Remix (1 Meg) Ml85 -1 Think We're Alone Ml86 - Everybody Dance Now Ml87 - Doing The Do (Remix) Ml 89 - Amazing Tunes (1 Meg) (3 disks) Ml90 - Move Any Mountain Ml92 - Charly Remix Ml93 - What Can You Do For Me?
Ml94 - Bruno Music Box (2 disks) Ml95 - Manic Raves (2 disks) M199 - Star Trek Theme M201 - Journey Into Sound M203 - Looney Tunes M205 - Vogue CD Player M206 - Flashing Bytes M208 - Remember The Time (Remix) M209 - Enjoy Live M211 - Rave Around The Clock M212 - Raver's Delight M216 - Genesis M217 - Dirty Digit Songs M225 - Phil Collins M226 - The Wall By Pink Floyd (6 disks) M229 - Desire Lego Land M230 - Manic Raves Remix M234 - 808 State Remix M241 - The Equiliser M246 - Music Dream 2 M247 - Four Seasons M248 - Flash Team Music M249 - Move Any Mountain M251 - Roger Ramjet M2 53 - Crazy
Looney Tunes M260 - Old Soul Remix M265 - Stand By Me M269 - My Girl M271 - Simply Red-Stars (2 disks) U001 - Sound Tracker Collection (3 disks) U012 - Mega Utilities (175 utilities) U024 - Sid Cli Utility U039 - Amibase V3.76 U042 - Front Disk U043 - Kim Database U059 - Clip Art U062 - Ultimate PD Copiers + Virus Killers Disk U069 - Demolisher Utilities U071 - D-Copy U073 - Hard Disk Utilities U074 - Easy Back Up And View 80 U075 - Pascal C Compiler U078 - A500 + Utilities (For The A500 +only) U080 - Turbotitle U081 - S-Movie U082 - Graphs U083 - Drawmap V3.1 U085 - Rbase II V5 U086 - Text
Engine V3 U025 - Sid VI 6 U091 - Opti Utilities 2 U093 - PCQ Pascal U094 - M.U.K V2.1 U095 - Zerovirus + Bootx V4.30 U096 - ST Emulator U098 - Amibase V3 6.7 U099 - M-CAD U101 -C Manual V2.00 U103 - Iconmania U104 - Messysid 11 U105 - Insanity Tools U106 - Imploder V4.0 U107 - N-Comm VI.921 U108-Amiga MCAD U109 - D Paint Cartoon Brushes U111 - D Paint Font Disks (4 disks) U112 - Ham Radio Utilities (5 disks) U113 - Programming Disk (2 disks) U117 - Sound Applications (2 disks) U119 - Video Applications (2 disks) U128 - The Comms Disk U129 - D- Paint Clip Art ( 2 disks) U130 - Video Graphics (4
disks) U132 - Genealogy (1 Meg) U066 - C-Light (1 Meg) U135 - New Super Killers U138 - Electrocad VI.4 Demo U139 - Spectra Paint V3.0 U140 - Language Tutor U145 - Database Master 2.0 U146 - Dynamite Brush Fonts U147 - Textplus Word Processor U149 - Med V3.10 U151 - Dice V2.06A U152 - Pagesetter Clip Art ( 8 disks) U154 - Night Flyers Utilities IV U156 - Vector ball Editor (1 Meg) U157 - Antivirus V3.14 U158 - Kids Paint U159 - Text Engine U160 - Windows Bench U161 - PDS Utilities Nol Printing Utilities U163 - Ncomme VI, 921 U164 - Work Bench 2+ Work Station U165 - Video Screens U167 - Cursor
Basic Compiler U168 - JRComm VI.02 U171 - Super C. Commands U172 - P. Suite VI.4 U173 - The Ripper Guide U174 - Jam Ripper V1.7 Jam Cracker V1 U175 - Beatrix Potter Clip Art U177 - Thief Sound Ripper V3.0 U178 - Faulty Towers Samples U179 - News Flash 21 U183 - Swag No 4: Fractals U184 - Little Bench U185 - Plotting + Graphics: Plot-X-Y U186 - Draw Map V3.1 G001 - Star Trek 3 (2 disks) G006 - Breakout Construction Kit G008 - Board Games (Monopoly etc) GO 14 - Buck Rogers GO 15 - Star Trek ( 3 disks, 1 Meg) GO 16 - Tennis (1 Meg) G020 - Train Set G024 - Pipeline G026 - Treasure Hunt G031 -
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Q F579 OCTAMED A music editor which was originally designed for making music for programs (demos, games, etcl, but works well as a stand- alone music program as wel OctaMED is the 8-channel version of MED.
Q F580 WORLD DATABANK v2.2 Using a data base from the CIA, this program will plot world maps.
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Q F590 SUPERDUPER v2.01 A very fast disk copier & Q F593 ANALYRIM (2) An integration of AnalyiCalc spreadsheet & RIM-5 Database management Q F601 PP vl.4 Use this Patch to load Power Packer files into any standard word processor le text Plus or Udit.
Q F602 MATHS ADV A simple game where you the young adventurer, must try to escape the Kings Math's adventure. After each room the questions get harder.
Q F621 IE, Icon editor with import 8. Export commands MULTIPLAYER vl.17. Plays most Music progs modules Q F628 LEGEND OF LOTHIAN vl.02 is an adventure game in the vien of the Ultima game series. Includes colourful graphics, hordes of monsters & puzzles to solve.
Q F629 ROCKY Another boulderdash clone. This one has loads of levels & is Joystick or keyboard driven.
Walking. AMYJOGS, Anim of Amy the Squirrel Walking THE GAMES SELECTION Q1073 TETRIS ORIGINALThis is the closest game to the original tetris computer game. A Classic QX 1420 DTR1S This is the best 2 Player Tetris game.
QX 1454 MEGA BALL An excellent Arkanoid game QX I486 SOUTAIRE & SOUTAIRE ROYAL Card games QX 1561TRITWIS This is the best version of Tetris on the Amiga, with 1 player, 2 player & 3 Payer options.
QX 1735 ASTERIOOS 'THE ORIGINAL' Another old classic. This is the original classic computer game.
Q1747 LLAMATRON GAME 2001 By Jeff Minter Briliant stuff & An excellent production. Shoot to kill QX 1749 SCRAMBLE The Original'Remember that old classic well is now on the Amiga.The Shoot em up.
QX 1870 PATISKE'S, This is the best version to date.
DOMINOS, Play vs the computer or another player.
QX 1977 POM POM GUNNER Shoot down the incom-ing world wor II air planes in this Operation Wolf type game QX 1981 TRUCKING ON A truck traveling adventure trading game. An excellent simulator. (2) QX 1984 AIR WARRIOR The first real flight simulator on the Amiga with various Air planes to Fly Q 2018 JETMAN Another Spectrum classic converted to the amiga. It's JetPak with all the original souncis.
QX 2022 SEA LANCE The first Silent Service type sub war game within our Amiga PD collection.
QX 2054 AIK ATAC A rendition of the game from the original Spectrum computer. Graphic Maze adventure lei QX 2161 ETHOS GAME An excellent new role playing Stratery game. Load through workbench.
QX 2162 BATTLE OF BRTT1AN WAR GAME 2 Strategy war games which both need loading through Wb.
QX 2164 DUNGEON ON NADROJ This is the best Dungeons & Dragons Public domain type game Q 2173 CARD GAMES, Various card games titled Cribbage, Blue Moon, King, Patience & Hearts.
QX 2177 MISSION X: RAID II This is a shoot em up game in the style of SWIV & 1943. Very good game ;ed adveture game QX 2178 SURVIVOR A space based i within the Aliens theme. Nice colourfull graphics QX 2179 ADVENTURES IN HELL A collection of six games, Jedi, Star trek, Atlantis, Ring & Indication.
QX 2180 SKODA CHALLENGE An excelled 4 player hotRod game written in Amos. Simple but good fun.
QX 2185 BATTLECARS Excellent Solid 3d Graphics, travel around, track down the other cars & destroy.
QX 2199 PARACHUTE JOUST You are falling down to earth. & must take the Parachute from the other player.
QX 2219 NAPOLENIC WAR SIMULATOR v5.0 An excellent simulator program. Sent dired by the Author.
QX 2220 STRATEGIC GAMES, Eternal Rome, Lords of Hosts, In Moonshine. An Excellent collection.of games.
QX 2221 MIND GAMES 21 of the best Mind games to challenge your mind not your shooting skills.
Q 2224 SWORD OF THE WARLOCK A _ Bards tales Eye of the Beholder adventure game packed on three disks. The best Shareware role playing game on the amiga. Excellent Adveture. (3) 1Mb (2 Drives) QX 2265 HOLLYWOOO QUIZ, A nicely produced quiz game with a choice of subjects. DOWNHILL SKIING QX 2272 BLACK JACK LAB Ploy Pontoon upto 7 Players. The computer plays banker & knows the popular versions of the game.
QX 2278 CARD SHARP A very professionally presented seledion of solitaire type card games. Excellent versions QX 2279 SUB ATTACK vl.O Control the torpedoes 8 sink the enemy ships as they sail past. LANDMINE.
QX 2280 DIPLOMANCY v2.0 A classic strategy game loosely based on World War I. A very detailed game.
QX 2313 REVENGE OF THE MUTANT CAMELS By Jeff Minter The ride of a life time with mutant camels QX 2357 SPACE POKB? The alternative Poker Game QX 2411 TOTAL WAR The board game version of RISK QX 2412 FORMULA 1 SIMULATOR Anaditive simulator QX APD329 AMOS FRUIT MACHINE II As near as possable to the fruit machine found in Pubs & Arcades.
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PERIPHERAL PRICE'S PRICES ARE PER DISK I- 5......Disks £2.50 6-10 Disks £2.25 II-20. Disks £2.00 21-50 Disks £1.75 51+ Disks £1.50 CATALOGUE Tired of boring catalogue disks? Get th DISKS unique, easy to use Database Disks. The contains details of over 4,500 disks & are all availabl directly from stock. A multitude of options includin Search & Print. Contains details on Fred Fish, TBAG, Amo: FAUG, SMAUG, Scope, Agatron, APDC, Panoramc Amicus, Slip disk, Joe Larson, TCUG, «¦. Cq NZAUG, TOPIK & POLLYSOFT Licenceware. Any other disks Required, (Inc Budget Software) sound tracker tune & save an
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Q V331 RED SECTOR EXTRAS DISK 2 On this disk are Big logos.little Logos.Vector Stars, Starfields, Bob Anims, Vector Objects, Vector Ball Objects & various Fonts.
OX V332 AMIGA PUNT PROGRAM Predict which horse will win with this horse prediction program.
OX V333 KING JAMES (4) This version of the Bible By King james has been typing onto disk & Packed on 14) Q V338 TRANSFORMER v3.3 This is the Latest version of the IBM Emulator disk. Require an AAS-Dos disk.
QX V339 SPECTRUM EMULATOR DATA DISK 1 Adventure Classics needs v216 or v443 Q V340 TSB VECTOR DESIGNER The Special Bothers presnets The TSB Vector designer vl.1, This program will create filled vector objects, line vectors & Bobs.
QX V341 CUP ART COLLECTION 2: Eight more disks fully packed with excellent clip art. (8) OX V349 SID vl.06 Replaces the CLI Command line & makes life very easy. Recommended for all ax V350 BUSINESS CARD MAKER Design your own Business cards on the Amiga.
OX V354 PDS UTILITIES No 13 : FREECOPY, Removes protected games copy protection so that the user can install them on his her hard disk. DCAT, Can create your own disk catalogue. SCENERY, Creates some excellent fractal based land scapes. NUKE vl.4 OX V358 GENESIS LANDSCAPE Sculpt or Mould any fractal landscape in various types & sizes. Shareware.
QX V361 PDS UTILITIES 14 : MOOCONVERT, Program NOISE PLAYER, Program MULTI PLAYER, Program which will play various modules not just one type.
Q V365 RED SECTOR MODULES (MUSiq : Various music modules for use with the RSI Demo Maker QX V366 600 BUSINESS LETTERS There are over 600 Standard business letters on this disk. Can be used as they are, or insert some parts into your own letters text.
QX V390 THE DESK TOP PUBLISHING PROGRAM The first amiga PD Desk Top Publishing program. Includes various extra features over the ola Word processor. Test Editor. Graphics editor & loads more.
QX V392 AMIGASH BANKIN The best bankin program that i have ever used on the Amiga, easy controls.
QX V393 PDS UTILITIES No 15 : BOOTGAMES, The idea is to install one of two games onto your disks bootblock. Brackout & Breaker, Very simple to use BOOTGEN, Another boot block program. BOOTPIC, This program will install any IFF picture onto your disks bootblock. TRAINER MAKER, ax V394 CHEMESTETIC, A program that draws molecules using the calotte model. Excellent effects.
Q V395 UEDIT WORD PROCESSOR v2.6h This is an excellent Word Processor with various learn modes.
Menu customization, Hypertext, On line help, A teach mode, Split windows. Copy. Paste. Undo & More.
OX V396 PDS UTILITIES No 16: DATAEASY, Excellent Database program. A nice menu driven system.
LANDSCAPE, Based around a landscape drawing QX V397 MANDELBROT ADVENTURE KIT A well done mandelbrot Generator with full source Code.
QX V399 PDS UTILITIES No 17: ST1TCHERY, A niting pattern program. SMOV1E, Video production scroller.
QX V400 RAY TRACER CONSTRUCTION KIT A Ray With Excellent options. Includes search disk.
? V193 THE EMULATORS Covers Various (2) Formats which includes CPM. IBM-PC & ST Require 2 drives.
?X V194 M.R.BACKUP HD An excellent Hard disk back up program. Backs up all or any part of the drive.
OX V195 GRAPHIC INTERCHANGE Interchange graphics Between Atari St PC Graphics to the Amiga.
OX V215 DISKMASTER v3.2 Copies files from one disk to another. DISKSALV Corrects & repairs.
Q V261 TEXTPLUS VERSION 3.0 This disk is not just an update but completly New Word processor.
QX V262 DUPLICATION 8. BACKUP: Super Duper,Turbo copy, Sanity copy & Pcopy. Four new copiers to backup your originals for save keeping OX V277 FORTRAN-77 v1.3c Compiler, linker & run time support library. F470 OX V279 CROSSWORD CREATOR A program that creates crosswords. UPDATED VERSION.
QX V284 MCAD PROGRAM The Object Drawing Program for the Amiga.ie CAD QX V285 EDUCATIONAL : TYPING TUTOR A Simple typing which measures your speed on the keyboard, ax V291 POSTSCRIPT INTERPRETER vl.5 Down load any Post Script Fonts to your printer. Like a laser Printer.
OX V298 NORTH C vl.3 (2) The most famous C: IOX bench II replacement for all vl.3 users. Recomended QX V403 AMOS UPDATE vl.32 This is the latest I RAMOS update for the Amos Programmer.
QX V410 PDS UTILITIES No 1: PRINTING UTILITIES iPPType, PPShow, ABFD, View. Tiny Print. FASTJET, A program for Deskjet 500 users you want to use the resolution enhanced graphic set. GWPrint II.
QX V413 WORKBENCH 2 & WORK STATION This is not just another workbench clone. It's a collection of utilities with the Workbench theme. (2) ?X V415 VIDEO SCREENS:1 Excellent back ground pictures for video production work. Nice back drops.
QX V417 SUPERBENCH & EXTRAS (2) An excellent re- 1 placement disk with more utilities than the original WB Q V420 CURSOR BASIC COMPILER Compile any I Amiga Basic program with this utility disk.
Jax V423 C: COMMANDS This disk is filled with utilities I which can be used in Startup-sequences QX V424 PDS UTILITIES No 18 Utilities include, Anti-flicker I program. Said to stop the flicker in High Res. Atari ST Emulator, Proqram to turn your amiga into an ST. lover 9,000 words & more words can be added, j JX V29 HOUSE HOLD INVENTORY Means of I maintaining all your House hold possessions, lax V41 DPAINT ART Conatins loads of pictures for you 1 to mess around with. Loads into your Dpaint.
?X V48 TV & VIDEO GRAPHICS (8) Packed with I background screens for your video productions, Different types of graphic styles. Ped, takes an IFF I Picture & peels it down the screen. & Much More.
Ji_lX V86 VIDEO PRODUCTION (2) Both disks are I Packed with video & Genlock utilities.
?X VI09 PRINT STUDIO Excellent for printing pictures I best spread sheet program to date on the Amiga O V327 THE SOUND TRACKER CONVERTER Load in a or text. An excellent program for all printer owners.
?X V191 MASTER VIRUS KILLER Virus Checker & Killer I simulates an aquarium. Visually pleasing.
?X V28 WORD WRIGHT & AMIGA SPELL. Contains tracer for the Amiga computer. Load Workbench first V401 WINDOWBENCH vl.O (2) An excellent Work- I language on the Amiga. Endudes all files required.
OX V301 EYE OF THE BEHOLDER HINT BOOK Inc Introduction, Background, Maps, Strategy & Solution, j QX V304 CHAOS STRIKES BACK HINT BOOK Inc I Introduction, Background, Maps. Strategy & Solution.
JO V306 A-GENE v3.125 Lastest version of the Family jTree program. Reviewed in CU Amiga.
QX V311 JACK NICKIUS COURSE DISKS (5) A selection I of Extra courses designed with the construction kit.
I OX V323 ANALTICALC SPREAD SHEET (2) This is the IQX V13 PLAY & READ (2) A collection of education I programs for the under 7 year old's.
|OX V16 RSH TANK SIMULATOR A program that VARIOUS UTILITIES feat-ured powerfull C compiler & enviroment system.
QX V525 LABEL MAKER vl.3 An excellent disk printing program with various new features.
Q V526 DRAW MAP v3.1 (2) Will now generate any 16 colour palette with user control, New features include larger maps with national boundaries, improved help and printing. 1.2Mb. (1Mb version on disk V263) QX V528 PDS UTLS:20 : SUPERDUPER, Another excellent disk copy program. Latest update with new feature Diskspeed & FuHView.
QX V529 FRACTAL & SCULPT 4d: Tree 4d, Creates sculpt 4d trees with leaves. Contour 4d, IFSGen & Plasma.
QX V530 BUDGET A program to help managing personal finances. This is a update to disk V280.
QX V536 CATALOGUE UTUJTIES A collection of utilities used to Catalogue disk Video Tape collections (2) QX V543 DISK STATION (2) An excellent workbench replacement with built in utilities like Sid and others QX V546 KIDS PAINT A painting program designed for children. Includes various colours and speech Q V547 RADBENCH vl.4 Another workbench replacment Enhancement disk.
QX V549 ELECTROCAD vl.4 Another Updated on the cad drowning preview written in Amos.
QV550 KEFRENS POWER UTILITIES : NewTopaz, Power Fonts, Create. Edit or change any 8x8 or 16x16 fonts. Window, Change size of dos windows.
QX V551 THE SUPER KILLERS V2.3: BOOT X v4.40. This is the best virus killer disk to date kills over 232 virus & may be more. Includes excellent killers.
Including VC v6.0, Zero virus III vl.20 & VT v2.37. QX V552 PRINT UTUJTIES Disktik, HyperCat, Label print. Super retlab, LabelBase III.
Q V553 SHADOW UTIUTIES Raster Blaster II, Simplesinal & Text Writter vl.O. Q V554 R.S.I. MUSIC MODULES 2 3 Another selection of music from Red Section. (2) Q V556 RED SECTOR HELP DISK Another disk to help you use the Red Sector Demo Creator.
Monitor, Noise Protracker, Startrekker, Delta, sound system, david Whiaker & Noisepacker.
QX V499 STAR CHART vl.2 This is an excellent star plotting program with some intresting features QX V509 MED v3.2 This is another update to the Ultimate sound music Editor proqram.
QX V510 UTTLEBENCH This workbench replacement is the first one for the new Amiga 500p Computer.
QX V515 THE A64 PACKAGE v2.0 (2) A very complete C 64 Emulator Actually runs faster that 64.
Runs 64 basic. Transfers disks from your original 64 disk drive with a shareware lead.
QX V517 VIDEO & AMIN : VlDEO_DB, A program for keepin track on your video tape collections. RTAP, Lets you play large Anims on small Mem machines.
QX V518 IMAGE LAB Performs many effects from simple averaging to fast fourier transforms. Tools On Tap, Does fades, colourbars & gray bar generation.
QX V519 STILLSTORE Used to create over the shoulder graphic inserts like the 9'0 clock news.
QX V520 GRAPHICS : AGRAPH, Creates colourfull pie, bar and line graphs. PICBASE, Shows reduced versions of all your IFF pictures. ** Requires V522 QX V521 PLOTTING & GRAPHICS: PIOTXY, A powerful full featured plotting package. PLANS, A well done computer aided drafting program.
QX V522 ARP Vl.3 : Conman vl.4. Makes many full as some others but comes with full instrustion.
QX V468 DIGITAL ADRESS BOOK Collect & save your address lists on computer. Shareware.
QX V475 P.SUITE vl.4 A collection of programs called P.Write, a simple word processor, P-Draw, P-Render and much much more. Excellent disk QX V479 CHESS & CHESS UTILITIES A collection of chess related Puzzles, Programs & Utilities.
Q V483 THE RIPPERS GUIDE A collection of help full utilities for people you rip pictures & sounds.
Q V484 ADVETURE SOLUTIONS (2) Another good collection of adventure solutions for various games.
QX V489 AMI BASE PROFESSIONAL II The latest updated version of the excellent Database progam.
Now includes various excellent new features.
QX V490 MESSY SID II This is the latest version. It will read MS-Dos disks and tranfer any text files to & from the PC disk Your Amiga. So you can do work on an IBM or an Amiga and swop text between them.
QX V492 JAM RIPPER vl.7 & JAM CRACKER vl.O Also contains an excellent music ripper program.
QX V493 DESKBENCH (3) This is an excellent Workbench replacment with special utilities.
QX V497 BEATRIX POTTER CUP ART An excellent collection of clip art for any DTP program or Dpaint.
Q V498 THIEF SOUND RIPPER v3.0 Finds Sidmon 1, Dupper & Nuke. Far to many utilities to list Q V559 PUMA TRACKER v.99 Another good sound tracker close. Used to create the music from Toki.
Q V56010 AMIGA PD COPIERS A collection of copiers like amigaCopy, Coder copy. Pcopy. Rattlecopy & more.
QX V562 MORE UTILITIES PopDir, Exchange, Qcal, Excellent little calendar program. PhoneDir.
QX V567 PRINTER DRIVER GENERATORS A selection of utilities with various excellent Printer Driver Generators.
QX V569 DUNGEON MASTER MAPPER A littletool that creates maps of dungeons land eventually towns) which can be used by a DM for use in a AD&D game.
QX V570 CHRIS HAMES UTILITIES : DIRWORK vl.51. Excellent file copier simulal to diskmaster & Sid but contains more commands to hand. Recommend.
QX V571 WHOM II v2.02 (2) An update to the Dr.Who database program. Gives all info on Dr Who progs QX V573 RLE & HARD DRIVE MANAGEMENT (2): HDCUCK v2.0, A program selector to make Hard disk Menus. Starts witn gadgets.FlLE MINDER, Utility for maintaining files & Directories DOSCONTROL. Tool that combines the functionality of many separate tools.
QX V575 HOME BUSINESS PACK (6) An excellent selection of utilities based on word processing. Data Management, Spread Sheets, Accounts & Printing.
Im-provements to AmiaaDos & makes your system easier to use. Includes full users developers guide.
QX V523 DICE C COMPILER (2) Matthew Dillons full QX V557 TOO SEXY UTILITIES A very large selection of utilities Including, V-Checker, Print Studio, Super program to generate landscapes.
Q V463 SUPER C: COMMANDS The disk is not as 2 (Midi). Jham cracker, future Composer. Sound kke Main updated feature is it now has sound ability.
QX V444 PRINTER DRIVER UPDATE DISK III Now contains instructionon how to install them. All previous drivers included on this disk. Over 90 QX V445 JRCOMM vl.02 This is the latest version of the excellent modem based computer program.
QX V455 LAND BUILDER A fractal generating QX V443 SPECTRUM EMULATOR vl.2 By KGB QX V431IMPLODER v4.0 Reduces file size for sorage on hard drives our your own collection disks.
QX V433 ANIMATION STUDIO An excellent Animation crestor for you to make your own.
QX V438 OPTI UTILITIES v2.0 This disk is packed with some excellent hard disk utilities.
QX V439 AMIGA C: MANUAL II This manual is the complete C: manual for the Amiga & describes open & work with all parts of the C: system. II also contains various examples, some simple & some morecomplex all the way through the disks a tutorial is there to help you out. (4) QX V593 TEXT ENGINE v3.0 Another excellent word processor program Simple but will do the job QX V598 DATABASE W1Z This program will record all your Names & Address. Easy Database program.
QX V599 BBASE II v5.3 This disk is one of the most well known database program. Recommend.
Q V600 DELTA MUSIC EDITOR An excellent Music editor program. A new flavor in music creation.
Q V601 AUDIO MAGIC v2.0 The latest collection of music based programs. Excellent selection.
Q V602 UNICOPY New disk copy program with various extra features with onboard features.
QX V603 F*OOL FORCAST An extra helping hand for people who monitor the pools.
Q V604 PD COPY v3.0 New disk copy with some extra commands & quick copy modes buit in.
QX V605 F»RO CALC vl.O An excellent production which will produces graphs. See AF32 for review Q V606 SAMPLE MAKER vl.O This program works in a similar way to synthesisers, just choose the wave form, alter it to taste & insert into your sample.
Q V607 PRO TRACKER v2.0 A music Editor, which you can create music with. Also load any sample.
Q V608 DCOPY v2.0 This is the best copier yet, powerfull commands with deep scan modes.
QX V610 GOLF SCORES vl.82 Golf scores just got better with easy charts to keep your averages upto date.
Q V611 FOOTBALL LEAGUE EDITOR Update your leagues positions for instanfootball league Info.
QX V620 ASPICE v3.2 Circuit analysis program which has been modified to run on theAmiga.
QX V621 EDWORD v2.2 is a fully featured & operational text Word processor which offers all standard features & More like Powerful search routines, use QX V581 PDS PRINTING No 3 : PRINTER DRIVERS, HP Deskjet 500 & 500 Colour, Canon BjlOe, BJ130, BJ300, Nec24p, Oki24p, 39p, Star24p. Panasonic9, Seikosha9. HPMODE, For use with Deskjet 500 QX V582 DB, A Database with upto 50 fields.max of about 1.2 million records. CUCKDOS II, is an Amiga Dos enhacement utility RLERND & SUPERVIEW v3.0 QX V583 ICONEDITOR III v2.0. Can create Icons upto 640x200 pixels DOCTOR1CON vl.O, Imports images as icons.
Can Edit & Create any Amiga icons.
QX V584 EDUCATION : FASTFACTS, Everything you ever needed to know about the solar system.
WORLD MAP, Produces diffenent sorts of world maps.
PLANETS, instant locations of plants. MATH MOUNTAIN QX V585 ARCHIVERS A selection od most archivers, like LHArc, Zoo, LHWarp, Pak, LZ, PKAZip, Zap, Zippy & more.
QX V586 FONTS & C: COMMANDS : DISKSALVE, Repairs damaged disks. SWEEP, Free unUsed allocated memory. FONTASSIGN, Assigns fonts to the SYS path.
QX V587 GEUGNITE FONTS (2) A selection of Amiga fonts for use with any DTP Package or Dpaint disks.
Q V590 CRUNCH N COPY A selection of programs that will crunch files & Copy disks for safe keeping.
Q V591 HAMLAB IFF CONVERTERS GIF to IFF & back Used with the GIF Machine to convert Pic to the IBM QX V592 MICRO EMACS This is an excellent Word excellent disk copy program. Requires 2 disk drives Q V625 NCOMM v2.0. It's here the long awaited update to the best moden related proqram on the Amiga Also contains a New version of LHArc.
QX V627 DPAINT FONTS No's 1-3 (3) The latest selection Fonts for use with any IFF DTP Program 13) QX V630 AMIGASH Another excellent program to keep a track of all your checks & expences.
QX V634 DUNGEON MASTER II MAPS IFF maps for FTL's Dungeon Master II. Load through Dpaint.
Q V635 IbeM EMULATOR This is the best IBM Emulator which supports various colour monitors unlike all the others. Voted best shareware program.
QX V636 SHADES & FADES : TURBO TITLE, Video titler especially suited for inserting film subtitles. STAR BLANK, Blanks screen & desplays a 3d Star Field.
QX V637 TWIN EXPRESS vl.la (2) Trans any filefs) game is by Terry A. Me Intosh. Vl.47 * QX 1081 THE UTLT1MATE STAR TREK (2) Game by Tobias Richter. Now with English instructions.
QX 2222 STAR TREK THE NEXT GENERATION This is the latest quiz game based on the Next generation (2) QX SMAUG120 The STAR TREK Game by Eric Gustafson US Inport requires 1Mb & 3) disks.
Q SMAUG156 The STAR TREK Game by Jimbo Barber The American version Imb & (2) disks.
QX AMUSE19 TREK73, A STAR TREK Battle Simulator where you can attack klingons & Romulans QX V367 STAR TREK INFORMATION A Database of all the original series. Very Detailed.
QX V616 THE FINAL FRONTIER ISSUE 1 This is a disk magazine based on Two disks both packed. (2) He are the best NEW Meaa demo's from our collection from the past 2 months. The BESt are listed below Q 1988 RAY OF HOPE II BY MAGIX12 Q 2028 IBB MANGAD MEGA DEMO Q 2137 THE WILDRLE MEGA DEMO Q 2250 ODYSSEY ALCATRAZ (5) This 5 disk space Odyssey needs to been seen to be beleved. Brill Q 2259 HARDWIRED CRIONICS (2) Q 2375 FEEL THE VIBEL BY DIGITAL Q 2379 FLASH FOR FANTASY BY SANITY Q 2391 RHYTHM NATION BY TLB (2) ? 2400 DIGITAL DISCO II BY CHROME (2) Q 2404 SKIN EGG ANIM BY EVA CORTESE (3) Q 2413
DEVILS COLOURS' MEGA DEMO_ 1701-A-Enterprise. MENSCH ROBOTER.
QX ATI8 TWOK-O, Anim NCC 1860 Avenger & NCC 1701-A-Enterprise. NCC 1089 Grissom.
QX AT22 APPROACHING VESSELS, Animation, Binary Flight Wireframe landscape by T.Richter QX AT23 STAR TREK FLEET MANEUVER, NCC-1940 Fly over 8 by animation, excellent classic QX AT33 THE PROBE II, Animation BR1D OF PREY, Animation from Star Trek. KUNGONHIT.
QX AT34 LEAVING SPACE OFFICE, Animation DOCKING, Animation from star trek. ATTACK MODE, direct from an Amiga or IBM Pc, By connecting the Two machines together with a null modem cable.
Currently runs at board rate 115200. Thats fast QX V640 SCALABLE FONTS (5) Excellent fonts for use with any Desk Top Publishing Program. A Pd First any 8-point Amiga font & has a built in virus checker.
Q V624 NIB COPIER v2.0 The latest update to that NCC1701-A, The classic original Animation.
QXAT17 THE TWOK NCC-1860, Reliant & the NCC Bird of Prey Scout hip in attack mode.
QX 1060 STAR TREK THE NEXT GENERATION, This processor also comes with a Spell checker program llentword THE STAR TREK SELECTION ERIC SCHWARTZ SECTION MEGA DEMOS I QX 1700 ANTI LEMMINS Anim Requires (2) 2Mb QX 1703 THE DATING GAME Anim requires (2) 2Mb | QX 1842 SHUTTLE COCK Animation (1Mb) QX 1850 LATE NIGHT & TERMINAL Anim (1Mb) QX 2013 AGIL1JTY Animation disk (1Mb) QX 2021 VIETNAM CONFLICT Animation (1Mb) 2133 GULF WAR CONFLICT 12Mb) .torpedoes passing by. NCC-1864 RELIANT, Very gooa anim indeed.
QX AT10 ENTERPRICES, Leaves the Star station dock.
FREE POSTAGE & PACKING (P&P) NO CHARGE 1 Budget Title £7.99 2 Budget Titles £7.79 Eacl 3 Budget titles & Over £7.00 Each BT3 ARCADE TRIVIA X BT13 FANTASY WORLD DIZZY X BT20 DRILLER X BT21 CALIFORNIA GAMES BT22 FORGOTTEN WORLDS X BT25 INDIANA JONES BT27 MOONWALKER X BT30 SWITCH BLADE X BT43 BUBBLE BOBBLE BT44 PLATOON X BT45 POWER DRIFT X BT46 NEW ZEALAND STORY BT47 CRAZY CARS X BT48 DRAGON NINJA BT49 CABEL X BT50 RAMBO III BT51 BEACH VOLLY BALL BT52 HEAD OVER HEALS X BT53 OPERATION WOLF BT54 R-TYPE X BT55 THE LAST NINJA BT56 LOMBARD RAC RALLY BT57 GAMES SUM EDITON X BT58 CJS ALEPHANT ANTICS X
BT59 FAST FOOD BT60 NINJA RABBITS X BT62 WACKEY DARTS BT72 ULTIAAATE GOLFX BT73 THUNDERSTIKEX BT74 RESOLUTION 101X BT75 MANIXX BT76 MINDBENDERX BT77 1ST DIVISION MANX BT79 PRO BOXING SIM BT81 X-OUTX BT82 STUNT CAR RACERX BT83 RICK DANGEROUSX BT84IK+X BT85 SKY HIGH STUNT MANX BT86 ROBOCOPX BT87 RENEGADE BT88 CHASE HQX BT89 IVANHOEX BT91 RAINBOW ISLANDS LATEST BUDGET Iphone for A500 Plus Compatibility).
BT92 MIDNIGHT RESISTANCE BT94 TUSKER BT95 1000 CC TURBO BT96 CYBERCOP BT97 STRIDER BT98 Z-OUT BT100 TOYOTA GT RALLY BT101 JAMES POND BT102 VOODOO NIGHTMARE BT103 VENUS FLYTRAP BT104 COMBO RACER BT105 APACHE FLIGHT BT106 MAN UTD BT107 NAVY MOVES BT108 PUFFYS SAGA BT109 SHADOW WARRIOR BT110 T-PACK BTU2 YOGI 3 BT113 FI TORNADO BT114 QUATRO FIGHTERS TITLES PRICED @ £8.99 Each £8.00 Each for 2 DOUBLE DRAGON The original Karate beat em up BT67 ROCKET RANGER Superb Graphical adventure BT68 BLOODWYCH Brilliant Role playing Game BT90 CAVITAS One of the best shoot em ups games BT93 MONTY PYTHONS
Strange Graphical adventure BT99 ITALIA 90 An excellent soccer computer game BT106 SUPER OFF ROAD RACER An excellent super Sprint clone with extra effect's & Special weapon's.
BT111 THE HUNT FOR RED OCT A Sub simulator AMT PRICI THE MOUSE PAD £2.99 £ THE AMIGA DUST COVER £3.99 £
3. 5 DISK CLEANING KITS £2.99 £ DISK LABELS Sinale Min 50
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DISK QX 2307 AMY AT THE MOVIES II (4) 1Mb Only QX 2311 AMY vs
THE WALKER II (2) 3Mb QX 2384 AMY AT THE BEACH (2) Probley the
best animation by ES to date. Excellent 3Mb QX 2427
CAMOURFLAGE ANIM 1Mb QX 2428 MR POTATO HEAD THE CIRCUS ACT (2)
By Chris Hill, know this is not an ES Anim but it upto his
standard & features one of his characters The Harrier.
Excellent story.
QX 2430 SKUNKS & HUNKS:POGO II Animation 2Mb QX SMAUG302 AMYHIST Introduces Amy the squirrel QX SMAUG303 BATMAN, Another Animation VTOl, about a Harrier vs Propeller plane contest.
QX SMAUG305 HOW TO RUN, How to run into a wall.
Very funny Animation by Eric Schwartz.
COMPLETE The Complete Fred Fish has been FRED FISH professional printed, bound & Includes a sorted index of all the disks. It now stands at over 134+Pages. It also comes with free update pages as the new disks are released. Please note that the updates are only available from PD-Soft. FRED FISH is a collection of Amiga Games, Utilities & Much, More.
Each disk is totaly packed with programs, p . Nq All Fred Fish disks come with full instructions. M-V’l I Phone or Write ISAE) for a free upto date Printed Catalogue, details of all the best disks & All Budget software.
(0702) 466933 ¦on-Sea, ESSEX, SSI 2 YD QX SMAUG306 AMYWALKS, Anim of Amy the squirrel ]lkii FLETCHER VIDEO FONTS : £15.00 Per Pack BUDGET SOFTWARE (A500P Tested) Packes in Stock FFPA. FFPB, FFP1. FFP2. FFP2, FFP3, FFP and PD-Soft lUk) Only have FFP5 The best pack yet.
Six disks packed with a varied assortment of coloured font in many colours, shapes &. Sizes. For use with Dpaii programs or any Video production utilities.This pack he some totaly outstanding fonts and for only £15 they giv you over 70 fonts to play with. Best produced 8 Tota TELEPHONE ORDERS & COLLECTING DISKS The Telephone hotline is open six days a week from 9ar lo 7pm (Week days) & from 10am - 4pm (Saturdays).
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75p PER DISK, LARGE SELECTION OF AMIGA PD INCLUDING GAMES, GRAPHICS AND ANIMATION, UTILITIES, MUSIC, DEMOS, FRED FISH DISKS, T-BAG DISKS 1-62. BELOW IS A SMALL SELECTION OF TITLES AVAILABLE GRAPHICS AND ANIMATION 2031 ElGato* (Cat Anim) 2040 Tron* (2 disks) 2069 Real Tning Birds* 2077 Rock Album (Slideshow) 2089 Madonna Cartoon* (1.3) 2109 Juggler II (1.5Mb) 2110 Juggette 2* (The Revenge) 2111 Anti-Lemmin (2Mb, 2 disks) 2113 Pogo (1.5Mb) 2115 Top Gun (Slideshow) 2120 Agatron Animation 30* 2124 At The Movies (1.5Mb) 2143 Robocop* (1.3) 2161 Life Of Brian UTILITIES 4001 Uedit (Word Processor)
4070 Amibase 3.76 (Database) 4084 Cartoon Brushes (Clip Art) 4087 Cmanual v2.00 (4 disks) 4100 Text Plus 3 allowing you to run Microsoft Windows without problems and store massive files in Lotus 1-2-3. So, if you have 8Mb on board, the PC can use it.
* XMS (extended mrmory) is supported
- even though this is not usually possible on NEC V30 machines.
Its Landmark speed puts it way ahead of many true PC systems - it even compares favourably with many AT clones.
However, the crux of the matter lies with the video speed; and this, as many critics have noted is where the KCS Power PC Board scores over all others. It's no use having a wizz-bang processor if the screen takes several seconds to redraw itself.
* Tests in text modes have shown it is several times faster than
even AT clones with dedicated video hardware. Even in graphics
modes, it's no slouch although the emulation is limited by
Amiga hardware.
* Add a processor accelerator card, and the 32-bit clean KCS
cache software will use it to its full advantage.
Mouse
* Automatic serial mouse emulation is supplied as standard -
using your existing Amiga rodent.
* Mouse can be configured as COM1 or COM2.
The KCS Power PC board is a complete llMhz 1Mb PC sub-system that can be fitted to any Amiga in minutes.
Based around NEC's highly successful V30 CPU, the Power PC Board offers a very high degree of compatibility at machine language level, yet runs faster than an equivalent Intel 8086.
The 1Mb of Autoconfig™ memory can be accessed by all current Amiga models including the A500 Plus. Even the original A500 can access 512K as a standard expansion with clock; plus a 512K RAM disk.
Adored by critics and users alike, the KCS Power PC Board is a real alternative to buying a complete PC clone.
The KCS Power PC board fits to any Amiga in minutes:
* On A500 and A500 Plus machines it simply slides into the
trapdoor expansion; and doesn't invalidate your warranty!
* On bigger Amigas, such as the 1500 2000 2500 3000, it drops
into a vacant Amiga slot using the custom designed adaptor
board.
* Once fitted, your Amiga can be switched into PC mode simply by
clicking an Icon. Just reset and it's an Amiga again.
No fuss, no hassle. Just two machines in the space of one.
Video
* Supports the majority of EGA and VGA modes in 16 glorious
colours and monochrome - graphics up to 640x480 and text too.
Interlace is required for some modes but a software flicker
fixer is built in.
* Other video modes include MDA and CGA text and graphics. Also
supports Tandy colour graphics adaptor and Hercules monochrome.
* EGA and VGA graphics can be displayed on a domestic TV or
monitor.
Unlike real PC's, no extra hardware is required.
Disk
* Up to four Amiga drives can be connected to your system and
accessed in PC modes as 3.5" 720K or 5.25" 360K.
Typical disk access is at least twice as fast as most real PC clones!
* DOS can be started from any mounted drive 5.25" or 3.5" and
most Amiga hard drives.
* Supports most popular hard disks including GVP Impact, Supra
and A590 (Omtl and SCSI).
* A massive 200K ramdrive (up to 8Mb with expansion) is available
in PC mode and it's PC-reset proof too.
* Even with a base Amiga 704K is free for DOS programs (640K in
EGA and VGA modes).
EMS (expanded memory) is supported 1011 1024 1040 1050 1059 1065 1086 1093 1094 1098 1100 1101 1105 1106 1110 Return To Earth Breaker Bionix Pipeline Tile e Trial* Yelp Hugo* (3 disks) Downhill Challenge Games 12 (Air Ace 2 and more) MegaBall* Startrek T.N.G. Llamatrons Grand Prix Sim (1.3) Pete's Quest Airmania AilJSIC AND SCUNUS Led Zepplin (2 disks) Blues House (2 disks) Meaning Of Life* (2 disks) Walk This Way Remix Crystal Symphonies Bad Boyz* (Rave) Head Banger
G. (1.3)
1. 3) 5037 5066 5067 5068 5074 5075 5079 TEMCS 6059 6072 6073
6075 6078 Indianapolis 500 Ray Of Hope 2 (1.3) Alpha Omega
Oayssey (5 disks) (1.3) Voyage
(1. 3) Amiga 1.3 only, all other titles are 1.3 and 500+ compa
ible. *=1 Meg.
Blank disks DD DS, 10 for £4.80, 50 for £22, 100 for £42 P&P inclusive) Mitsubishi Branded, 10 for £5.80, 50 for £27, 100 for £52 P&P inclusive) and Europe payable to Catalogue disk only 50p or send large S.A.E for list of titles. Please add 50p for postage packing to total for orders of PD. All orders of PD sent same day by first class post. Eure add 25p per disk. ROW add 50p per disk. Cheques postal orders made payable to
* Up to two sticks can be employed at any time. You decide how
they are arranged.
Printer
* Your Amiga's parallel port is accessed as LPT1 in PC mode.
Serial
* DOS usually supports two serial ports, but one is taken by the
Amiga mouse.
The Amiga's serial can be set as COM1 or COM2 as desired, ie for MODEM etc, up to 19200 baud full-duplex.
Sound
* PC sound is supported, but there's an additional volume control
available in software.
Works On....
* All Amigas (except the A1000) fitted with Kickstart 1.2 and
Workbench 1.2 or higher.
* Extra memory is not required, but full use will be made of
extra hardware, like accelerators, flicker fixers, modems etc.
Help!
* We want you to get the most out of your system so we offer a
comprehensive, free telephone helpline service to all
registered users.
Updates....
* Since the hardware is a complete PC in its own right, all
updates are completely software driven. Registered users can
update at any time for a nominal fee to cover media and
shipping costs.
!5p per 50p per disk. Cheques pc SOUTH LINCS PD 1C LINDEN LIST, BOURNE, LINCS, RE1C LTD TEL: ©778 393470 ALL SINGING, ALL DANCING AMIGA P.D. SOFTWARE Demos Anims = 1-Meq.
Franklin the Fly *• Gymnast Anim *• Conga Man Windmill Anims* Virtual World The Boings** Robocop Anim* Swinging Frog Anim** Odyssey* Brilliant 5 Disk SF Epic - Story Told In 3D Anim Demo Form - Superb!
MCD38 Cult SFTV Guide* MCD63AAnti Lemming Anim MCD63B By Schwartz - Brill!!!!
MCD67 Simpsons Demo* MCD80 Mutley on the Bounty* MCD81 Vietnam Conflict** MCD 106 Spiderman Anim* MCD 108 Agatron Anim 7 * MCD 124 Epic Demo* MCD 127 Alien Breed Anim MCD 128 Terminator 800 Demo* MCD 129 My Tin Toy** MCD 4 MCD24 MCD25 MCD28 MCD29 MCD32 MCD33 MCD37A MCD37B MCD37C MCD37D MCD37E Games you can't see the disk(s) you want.. MCGI MCG2 MCG5A MCG5B MCG5C MCG6A MCG6B MCG9 Holy Grail (Text) Adv *• Breakout Const Kit Star Trek TV Style game - very good - needs 2 drives Agatron Star Trek (Movie Trek) *• Very good* Hollywood Trivia • MCG 13 Seven Tiles MCG 15 Llamatron MCG 19 Quick + Silva*
MCG20A Star Trek the Next Gen Trivia MCG20B Needs 2 drives* MCG30 Dragon Cave (3D)* MCG32 Wastelands* MCG36 Revenge (Mutant Camels)* "PC emulation is a contentious issue - but the KCS Power PC board is the only one to carry my personal recommendation. It is an excellent product that does all it claims and does it well."
Comments Mark Smiddy, co-author of Mastering AmigaDOS 2.
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MCSS24 Creep Show* MCSS5 Addams Family (TV) * MCSS6 The Prisoner MCSS9 Star Trek! Next Gen* MCSS10 Thunderbirds* MCSS18 Agatron S. Show I I Compatibility is excellent but no-one can guarantee every single program available, therefore if your purchase depends on a particular program, please ask us first or send in a copy of the program.
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MCPD, 6 Colchester Road, Prittlewell, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS2 6HR England. Tel: 0702 - 351941 Open from 9.30am till 6.00pm, Mon-Sat. Answerphone outside biz hrs. NINETEEN 1 7 BIT, DISK 1 753 (THREE DISKS) REOUIRES TWO DRIVES Some suitable combat imagery for a song about the Vietnam war - the classic dance track Nineteen.
Twisting shapes, cartoons, digitised pictures and more rave music than you can shake a strobe at. What can it all mean? It must be another batch of that strange phenomenon known as Public Domain software. Maff Evans sits down with a whole stack of disks and sorts out the choice cuts from the gristle (ugh).
If anyone can think back to the charts of the mid Eighties, they will no doubt recall the track that set the lead in using cut-up samples in club dance music; Paul Hardcastle's Nineteen. Not only did the single reach Number One in the UK, it also paved the way for the continuing trend of using samples from TV and films to add atmosphere to dance music - a trend that has been carried on right up to current rave records. But what has all this music history got to do with the PD demo world? Funny you should mention that... Amiga musician SFX has taken a step back in time and put together a track
which closely mimics the 12- inch Destruction Mix of the single. Using samples from the original track along with new instrument sounds. SFX has managed to produce a fairly accurate rendition of the track. The sample quality is pretty good, and the track slots together nicely. There is little in the way of graphics, but the screen that is displayed as the track plays has been well drawn and captures the combat atmosphere of the track's subject matter.
Unfortunately it needs to be run on a machine with an extra floppy drive, but if you want a bit of nostalgia (or are just too young to remember the record) and you do own a second drive then it is worth checking out.
GAT COMPUTER CLUB DEMO WACK PD If there was an award for the most relaxing demo of the month, then it would have to go to this disk. Put together by Silents and Crionics. CAT Computer Club features a whole host of effects, all of which unfold at a leisurely rate. All the usual elements are there, such as vector shapes, vectordots and ray-traced pictures, but all the sections have been put together with the style and care that has made Crionics and Silents big names in the PD demo world.
Most of the demos appear on a screen next to an animated silhouette of a running cat, which gives everything a sombre and mysterious feel. One of the strangest effects is the ‘ghosted vectors' animation technique, which was first seen in the Hardwired demo. There isn't really a lot of new stuff to be seen on this latest demo, but the casual tone of the graphics and music coupled with the slick presentation make it a nice diversion for a short while. Just don't expect to be loading it up time and time again for entertainment - it's really best kept for those special, relaxing moments that are
spent in private.
I JUNE 1992 This classy image gives you some idea of the relaxing feel of Crionics' and Silents' CAT Computer Demo.
TOTAL DECEPTION WACK PD Oh yes, very original. Colourful and smooth it may be, but it's hardly the most innovative technique ever.
Judging by their very first demo, PD demo newcomers Cyborx seem to be living in a bit of a time warp. All the elements of their Total Deception disk are very similar to demos reminiscent of a couple of years ago. The demo starts off by displaying a couple of logos, which come complete with starry skies, silhouetted rocks and quickly follows up this cliche with some plasma effects.
Next up are some rather wibbly fractal lines to represent trees and ferns.
Sorry lads, but this kind of thing has been somewhat succeeded by solid, 3D surface fractal generators (have you not heard of Vista Pro? Or why not check out the Vista 2 review on Page 148).
A Mandelbrot set, some poetry, a few vectors and copper bars and a ray-traced picture are pretty much all that’s left, but these are hardly groundbreaking examples, so they are highly unlikely to hold your interest for very long at all. Even the music is a tired reworking of the usual Soundtracker theme. Liven up! This is 1992!
Bit Software Quality public domain software for the Amiga Sexy Task says do not order pornographic disks, as ’f?
Do not supply them.
This has been a da:, information film THE * MEANS NOT +COMPATIBLE DISK OF THE MONTH PROTRACKER 2.0 COMPLETE WITH DOCUMENTATION AND MODULES, KEN SAYS "Before Protracker 2 my life was nothing". DAZ SAYS" Nearly as good as my van." ONLY £1.10. MR BUN SAYS "Hello".
PROJECT X The latest arcade smash from Team 17 available now only £17.99, with 21 PD games absolutely free. This game has received every accolade known to man, and is the ultimate blast for your Amiga on the market today. Blister those fingers now!!!
Mr Bun 100% Arcade Action.
SCHEME 17 DEJA-VU LATEST PD LATEST PD SSI A Brimble Music SS2 Samples SS3 Samples SS4 Samples SS5 Samples SS6 Techno Uproar SS7 Make a Break SS8 Music Disk SS9 Tuff Enough SS10 Techno Attack 1 SS11 Techno Attack 2 SSI 2 Karaoke Disk SSI 3 Techno Attack 3 SS14 Crystal Symphonies 2 from Phenomena ALL THE ABOVE DISKS ARE LPD 86 LPD 85 LPD 84 LPD 83 LPD 82 LPD 81 LPD 80 LPD 79 LPD 78 LPD 77 LPD 76 LPD 75 LPD 74 LPD 73 LPD 72 LPD 71 LPD 70 LPD 69 LPD 68 LPD 67 LPD 66 LPD 65 LPD 64 LPD 63 LPD 62 LPD 61 LPD 60 LPD 59 LPD 58 LPD 57 LPD 56 LPD 55 LPD 54 LPD 53 LPD 52 LPD 51 LPD 50 LPD 49 LPD 48 LPD 47
LPD 46 LPD 45 LPD 44 LPD 43 LPD 42 LPD 41 LPD 40 1728* 500 Things 2 from Nic Cusworth 1727* A+B Opus 2 Evolution Rush 1726* A.B.C. Obsession Army of Lovers 1725* Opus 2 Fine Day Remix 1724 Arcade Games Comp 1723 Garfield Clip Art 1722 Diplomacy, good strategy game 1721 File Locater and seeker, utils 1720 Superdooper, sys info 2.55 1719 A+B Giga Music Disk, brill 1718 A+B Whom 2 V2.2 Cult Info 1717 Bouncer Music Remix 1716 Parachute Jump, good game 1715 Terminator 2 Dance Mix 1714 Nightshades, Harmony 1713 80 Dpaint Fonts 1712 Music of the World 1711* Silicon Sounds 1710 Classic Games, Frogger
etc. 1709 Clipart Fonts 1708 Clipart Fonts 1707 Boot Utils 1706 100 Dpaint Fonts 1705* Slideshow 1704 Household Inventory (home util) 1703 Text Plus 3, brill disk 1702 Boot Block Disk (lots of em) 1701 Amateur Radio Utils 1700 AMIGAsh, brilliant util disk 1699 Journal, another fine util 1698 A + B Video Titling Disk 1697 Fractal Frenzy, compilation 1696 Alien Breed Music Remix 1695 Twilight Zone Remix 1694 Wildfire Mega Demo.... N Command, needs Amos Magic Wassocks, platforms game (very playable) Quess Whoo, neat puzzle game Picture Hangman (good fun) Colouring Book 2 (brilliant) Pools Pro
Predictor (brill) Icon Bank Editor Music Engine, (music player) Spectra, colour puzzle game Powerbase, great database Tecc Maze, puzzle game Video Lab, Titling Progs Sour Grapes, Qbert style game Database V3.0. Superb database Monster Island, Dungeon Master for the younger player Battlecars, Smash those mothers, great car game.
Paint Box, Junior Paint Prog Magical Mix Up, Good Game Virus Buster, The best virus disk available today.
Cyadonia, Mega Game Hotel Manager, (Monopoly) Power Planner, Home Utility Rescue 2, Better Than 1 Wilberts Winter Wonderland Revolution The Final Chapter, Game Techno Snail, Platform Game Prehistoric Fun Pack Locks Keys and Enemies Kiddies Clip Art X Text, needs Amos Spritex, needs Amos Magpies Clip Art Disk 4 Magpies Clip Art Disk 3 LC24 200 Fonts VI.0A Magical Young Artist Magpies Clip Art Disk 2 Marvin the Martian Sparx Stockin Filler Dirty Cash, Fruit Machine Magpies Clip Art Disk 1 Music Box, Like Sonix, Very Nice Formula 1 Challenge V2.0 Amos Lazerzone X-Stitch Rescue, Great 3D Game
Sprite Bank Editor V2.0 Microbes superb arcade game Protracker 2.0 with docs LSD Mega Demo, very nice Cascade Music Disk + only
A. B.C. Three Disk 19 Mix from Paul Hardcastle, superb quality
£3.30 Saved Goals for Kick Off Star Mix Tas Copy Util Doly
Mixture 21, intro's Comp The Bouncer Remix version 2 Night
Shade Music
A. B.C.D the Bible on 4 disks (£4.40) Video Applications Disk 1
As above Disk 2 Fonts Disk TV Graphics Disk Skoda Challenge
(driving game) Games Tamer and Joy Tester Tornado Slideshow
Superb Fractal Disk, fast fun Disk 4 of the + Owners Utils
Classic Utils (the cream of PD) Ripped Icons (over 80) to use
and edit with your own programs Instruments disk (med,
Protracker) A+B Final Frontier, The disk mag for Trekkies on 2
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Side Wise Ltd (Dept AF35), PO Box 4, Totnes, Devon TQ9 7EN PD MUSIC & GFX DEMOS Ctz volume one INTENSIVE FREQUENCY VOLUME ONE 1 7 BIT, DISK 1 783 Not much in the way of impressive visuals here, but a few competent dance remixes can be found on the disk.
Not content with simply converting one hit rave track to the Amiga for their latest demo disk, Stryx and Dr Awesome have plugged in the sampler and come up with three new versions of recent chart dance singles.
First up are reworkings of Moby's ‘Go' (the one with the Twin Peaks string line) and Altern-8's ‘Activ- 8'. The tracks are very similar to the originals, with the shouts, drums and synth noises all taken straight from the records and reorganised to form shorter versions.
The last track on the disk is a little more predictable
- a Prodigy track. This time it's their second chart hit,
"Everybody in the Place', that gets the PD treatment.
The sampling on this track isn't of as high a standard as on the other two. Because it has been constructed from longer samples of the track. This means that the sample rate has to be decreased to save memory, resulting in very little difference between this version and the single, apart from the fuzziness of sound, which hardly makes for worthwhile listening.
There are no graphics on the disk, apart from a few text messages that fade in and out. And the sound quality isn't the best heard on an Amiga music demo. If you like the original tracks, chances are that you already own copies of them, so you'd be better off sitting by the stereo listening to them rather than staring at a computer screen listening to inferior versions.
GARLOWE E N THE IVIOVIE 1 7 BIT, DISKS 1 800 AND 1 801 There have been some odd animation demos in the past, but this has to be one of the most off-beat yet! It features... well, let's 20 throueh it a little.
It starts off with a scene from the inside of a movie theatre. The lights go down and a few adverts appear UJELCOME A few cinematic adverts are always found before the main feature and the Garloween demo is no exception.
ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND GEOROE THOMPSON SERVICES, FOUR DISKS This is an exceedingly strange demo. In fact it LEWIS CARROLL (Charles Dodgson) 1832 hardly seems like a demo at all. There's no music, no fancy loader, no animation and no scrolling greeting messages. So what is it? It's actually an Amiga conversion of Lewis Carroll's classic children's book Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
He loved children especially girls with a purity that earned their parents' w-' trust. He loved no child nore than a little girl naned Alice Liddell, a charner on whon he based the nain character of his two nost famms works: "Alice's Adventures in Uonder- land" and "Through the Looking-Glass and Uhat Alice Found There."
He was born January 27, 1832, in Daresbury in northwest England. After his 1854 tfradua- tion fron the Christ Church College of Oxford, where he began teaching nathenatics in 1855.
He spent nost of his life there. In 1861 he was naned a deacon (officer) in the Church of England. He never wed. Alice Liddell was the daughter of Dodgson s friend, the dean of Christ Church. On July 4, 1862, Carroll took Alice and two of her sisters on a lazy rowing trip along the Isis river. On that "golden afternoon" he began to tell the story of Alice. Later, he put the story on paper and called it “Alice's Adventures Underground.‘ He enlarged The demo has to be loaded via Workbench, with the four disks containing text files and scans of the original line art. To view a file all you
have to do is double click on its icon and the text file or picture is loaded and displayed.
The text is a straight copy from the book and the scans of the illustrations have been very nicely done, but the big question has to be “What is the point?”. True, it may be a classic piece of literature. But surely it's much more relaxing sitting down with the original book and reading through in sequence instead of sitting in front of a computer screen calling up short segments one at a time. If it had been a new story with a fresh approach, it may have been more interesting.
The Alice demo is a brave attempt to bring a fresh idea to the PD demo scene, but it is hardly the most exciting thing to hit the circuit. Also, when you consider that all it contains is material from a book, it's hardly original either. The approach opens an interesting avenue for future demos though. Imagine - a totally original story to be found on disk with a collection of pictures or animations at key points in the story. It could be pretty big stuff... so how about it?
On the screen, shortly followed by the trailers for forthcoming attractions. But what's the main feature?
Imagine a horror flick starring a cute yellow and orange fellow by the name of Garfield and you're there, since the film is 'A Chainsaw Nightmare on Garloween Street the 13th - Part 48'. The short film carries on this ridiculous scenario, followed by credits (including a soundtrack album featuring Garf and Roses and Garchael Jackson).
CONTACT: GEORGE THOMPSON SERVICES: Cucumber Hall Farm, Essen don, Hertfordshire AL9 6JB.
Tel: 0707 004054 17 BIT: 1st Floor Offices, 2-8 Market Street, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF1 1DH.
Tel: 0924 300982 WACK PD: 48 Emerson Avenue, Middlesbrough, Cleveland TS5 70H The animation style is quite simple, with bold, colourful cartoon pictures to portray the scenes.
Despite the fact that there isn't the detailed movement and fluid action of someone like Eric Schwartz, Garloween still manages to work rather well. The cleverly studied portraits and sense of humour give it a lift which makes the whole thing definitely worth watching. Order yourself a copy, put your laughing trousers on and have a giggle.
TOP TEN DefVIOS OF THE MONTH Every issue we take the trouble of finding out a PD library’s best-seliing music and graphics demos.
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Here, for the first time, we are proud to present the grand Amiga Format quiz: a bunch of ludicrously irrelevant questions which you should be able to have some fun answering. But there's also gain to be made: you could be one of five lucky winners to go home clutching a brand-new A570 CD-ROM drive, as supplied to us by this month's competition sponsors, Calculus.
The Grand Amiga Form Brought to you by... This is the first example of what (we hope!) Will become a regular feature of Amiga Format: the Grand Quiz. It’s partly for fun, and hopefully you should get a bit of fun out of answering the questions: but if you don’t like playing the game for its own sake, you can also enter the draw for your chance to share in a massive-prize giveaway!
This month we’ve got five - count ’em! - brand-new, Commodore A570 CD-ROM drives to give away. The prizes have kindly been supplied by Calculus, a name you should expect to see more of in your area in the very near future.
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At CALCULUS for June A570: going for a drive!
Right, there’s 10 questions here, and what we want, of course, are the answers.
Because the A570 is a drive and because its carefully-chosen name sounds more like a road number than anything else, we thought the theme for this month’s quiz should be a short trip through Lancashire along the A570 and a few others probing road-related questions. What a bunch of train-spotters, eh?
Basic info: the A570 runs from Southport to St Helens via Ormskirk, which is just north of Liverpool for the uninitiated. Now answer these incredibly silly questions you may use reference books or ask clever people, if you need to!
1 Which was the first motorway built in Britain?
6 The A570 has (T) after its name on maps: what does that mean?
2 Racehorse trainer Ginger McKane used Southport beach as running ground for which three-times Grand National winner?
3 St Helens is home of glass-makers Pilkington: what’s their winning connection with the game of rugby?
4 What formative railway experience took place at Rainhill, just between St Helens and Liverpool?
¦p Which is the longest road bridge in the UK?
8 England’s less glamourous equivalent of Route 66 is the A66: where is it?
Where is the longest road tunnel in the world?
5 For what is the old estate of Lord Derby at Knowsley, just west of m Which two Roman roads, still followed by modern A roads, St Helens, best known? I meet at Lincoln?
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Team selection, needless to say. Remains a critical element in any successful campaign: and here you will be aided with a wealth of player data, never seen in any soccer program before. Gone are the days when a player was given a single skill level. Each player is now analysed in up to 20 different aspects, enabling you to select the side best suited for the match in hand. And then to the BIG innovation of FOOTBALL TACTICIAN: full on-line, real-time involvement during the match! For the first time ever, you will, as a manager, be able to alter your strategy : choose a defensive or offensive
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Description__ Sequencer One Plus SEQUENCER ONE USER GUIDE Contains not only the full program User Guide but also a personal User Registration Card. The User Guide includes a beginners’ introduction to sequencing and MIDI, lots of helpful illustrations and examples, and a full index. The User Registration Card entitles you to free update information and the Gajits Telephone Helpline support service. You can benefit from all of this for the special price of only £6.95!
Description Price THE HIT KIT!
A music composition system to use with both Sequencer One and Sequencer One Plus. It can help you to create professional-sounding drum tracks, bass lines and other accompaniments in a wide range of musical styles (eg ballad, blues, house, disco, latin, reggae or techno). Very little previous musical knowledge is needed to obtain frighteningly rapid results! Can you write a number one hit? Here’s the kit to help you, only £24.95 (RRP £29.95)!
Description The Hit Kit!
Graphics Workshop The Graphics Workshop, which we gave you for practically nothing on the Coverdisk of our Christmas Special issue, is a powerful paint and animation program. In no time, you'll discover what an excellent package it is, and want to use it more.
Why not get the most out of it by buying the full instruction book and tutorial guide, specially rewritten by Amiga Format I A FUTURE BOOK Graphics Workshop Powerful paint and animation at your fingertips!
The complete Amiga Format guide to getting the best from Graphics Workshop, with full explanations of all the advanced paint and animation features plus tutorials, hints and techniques IN ASSOCIATION WITH HOLOSOFT TECHNOLOGIES THE SAMPLE SERIES A collection of five volumes of IFF format digital sound samples for use with Sequencer One and Sequencer One Plus (as well as other programs using IFF samples). Each volume contains up to 80 high-quality samples and includes a specially-written demo song to demonstrate the capabilities of the samples.
There are five volumes to collect:
1. Percussion and Effects
2. Guitars and Strings
3. Brass and Woodwind
4. Synth and Vocals
5. Piano and Keyboards Each volume costs just £9.95 here (RRP £
12.95). The complete set can be bought for only £39.95, saving
you nearly £25!
Description Price Order No Sample Series 1: Percussion £9.95 AM238 Description Price Order No Sample Series 2: Guitars £9.95 AM239 Description Price Order No AND REMEMBER!
If you missed out on Issue 30 and your copy of Graphics Workshop, you can order the magazine from our back issues (Page 164) for only £5!
Only £16.40 including tutorial disk Order form SEND THIS FORM TO: Amiga Format, Future Publishing Ltd, Somerton, Somerset, TA11 7BR Do not send cash through the post, with your mail orders For overseas orders call Nikki for prices on +44 458 74011 Name Address Post code Telephone No.
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Out of This worli AMERICAN FOOTBALL COACH on the Amiga (1 Meg only) IGA zero-g i "AMERICAN FOOTBALL COACH is a good game. It's certainly worth a look as the game play is superior to many full-blown simulations.
Musi ' 4 Jaimes I'll end by saying that it's extremely tough to have a winning season because the Al (artificial intelligence) definitely plays hardball. Are you tough enough?"
R REVIEW...STRATEGY PLUS ISSUE 16..FEB 1992.
A ten five-disjj ommes formi|p pans, DJ's, puj ammer
A. ffidance pr clyicers "Un reserved ly excellent!'
Music Technology YOUR TASK is to get LONDON'S name printed on the trophy in 5 years against some of the best coaches ever on the Amiga YOU HAVE important information via SKILL RATINGS (that work) and comprehensive match & season STATISTICS (that inform).
YOU WILL SEE, on our special chalkboard, every play of every match of every season and YOU pick the players for EVERY play but be careful of OVERUSE as players get tired.
KICKOFFS...PUNTS...RUNBACKS...FUMBLES...DROPPED CATCHES...SACKS...BLITZES...SAFETIES...BOOTLEGS... DEFENSIVE LINE SHIFT..RUNS...REVERSE RUNS...INTERCEPTIONS, etc etc but most of all you will get REALISM.
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