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Getting to grips with Workbench 207 In the last part of the current series for all Amiga beginners, we're building on last month's experience to show you how to make a self-booting Workbench disk and along the way, you'll learn an awful lot about how icons do the things they do. Interlock Another very fine complete game contributed by a reader, this is an original puzzle game that will keep you going for days... Welcome to Amiga Format! On page 11... CanDo Junior Well, it's a big time for the Amiga and no mistake. This month we've got the news that the A500 Plus will no longer be made and that the A600 is to take over as the new base-level machine, never mind the fact that there are certainly some new top-end Amigas on the way. No time to relax! As ever, the world's best-selling Amiga magazine is the one to read to find out the latest news about all these developments. But it's not just that that's kept us working late nights to prepare this issue of the magazine for you: we've also spent an enormous amount of time taking to people throughout the Amiga world to try and develop a balanced view of these new developments. Whenever there's a big change in the Amiga world, the first reaction from many people. After they've got over the shock, is to say 'why fix it if it isn't broken?' The A600 is no different: a lot of people, many of whom have been Amiga enthusiasts ever since it first appeared, have basically given it a kicking before it's had a chance to prove its worth. Just not fair. The most difficult thing we have to do is try hard not to be biased by anyone's opinions. We aim to provide you with the information you need to reach your own conclusions. Not that we can avoid having an opinion of our own, and we're not afraid to express that, either, but we've got to be careful to avoid jumping the gun or giving misleading information and be sure that when we finally come down off the fence, we're standing on the right side. Anyway, read through this very important issue of Amiga Format: absorb the information in it; and then tell us your opinion.

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Complete £ 100 package TheAMKSA Collection o o o Ci Cl CZ o i i U C o i +-J rs O c c Reviewed: the A600 and the A5 70 CD-ROM But what happens to the Amiga now?
E COMPLETE MULTIMEDIA PACKAGE!
You may not be too up on what multimedia is, but a quick play with this will make you realise how fun and useful it can be! Before long you'll be creating all sorts of new stuff... ul
• A 500 Plus Compatible • 1 Mb Recommended • Monkey Island 2 and
Parasol Stars are here!
Can the sequels come up to scratch?
Crazy Cars 3 FASP Battle the 5,54HBSCS59HBbends and cheat the cops in Titus' speed-crazed playable demo!
§ Paint Pot 2 ITS NEW! Colouring is fun in Prisma's educational paint package demo Interlock ITS CLEVERER THAN YOU!
Pit your wits against this COMPLETE puzzle game Explore a new area without splashing out!
6 cheap samplers and scanners tested MUCH, MUCH MORE INSIDE!
• Games go green with Links
• Coyote cutie in Fire and Ice
• Image processing explained
• AND FOOTBALL CRAZINESS NO COVERDISKS?
THEN ASK FOR THEM FROM YOUR NEWSAGENT ftbRpan La«'"yfrol°'Vn sas«E enemy Nintendo 1 1 Ipgpv ¦ .
EW!vE © & TM 1991 TRI-STAR PICTURES, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. HOOK,M AND ASSOCIATED CHARACTER NAMES ARE TRADEMARKS OF TRI-STAR PICTURES, INC. NINTENDO®, GAMEBOY,M, NINTENDO ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM AND THE NINTENDO PRODUCT SEALS AND OTHER MARKS DESIGNATED AS TM ARE TRADEMARKS OF NINTENDO.
19 Damien Noonan Neil Jackson Pat McDonald Matt Evans Gary Lord Clare Hodgson 49 AMIGA FORMAT 36 JULY 1992 EDITORIAL DEPARTMENT EDITOR SCREENPLAY EDITOR TECHNICAL EDITOR STAFF WRITER PRODUCTION EDITOR EDITORIAL ASSISTANT SHOCK NEWS! The A500 will cease production very soon, so the world of the Amiga is about to change forever! And there's news of some new Amiga models and more on the CD-ROM drive... Screenplay The complete low-down on alRhc News the latest games ART DEPARTMENT Marcus Dyson Lam Tang, Frank Bartucca ART EDITOR DESIGNERS ADVERTISING DEPARTMENT Jonathan Bint Duncan Ferguson Cheryl
Beesley Tim Partridge GROUP AD MANAGER DEPUTY AD MANAGER GAMES SALES MGR SENIOR SALES EXEC PUBLISHING Coming Attractions 50-51 Complete new of what's on the way in the games scene, in the section that keeps you up to the minute!
Under Construction 53 Ashes of Empire, the third in the massive Midwinter series from Mike Singleton, is under the microscope The Next Big Thing? 54 Myth is on the way and outrageous fantasy action follows Cheap YT Cheerful 98-99 This is the place to look for some real gaming value, as more classics of old are released at bargain prices Charts and Magical History Scores 100 Out of the blue, a brand new game shoots straight to Number One. Betcha can guess what it is Gamebusters 109-114 Stuck in the Shadowlands? We can help you out.
AD PRODUCTION PROMOTIONS MANAGER PROMOTIONS ASST CIRCULATION MANAGER CIRCULATION ASST PUBLISHER Tracey O'Donnell Michele Harris Tamara Ward Sue Hartley Kate Elston Greg Ingham PRODUCTION PRODUCTION TECHNICIANS Simon Windsor, Chris Stocker, Jerome Clough, Simon Chittenden, Jon Moore, Andy Parjer PHOTOGRAPHY Ashton James (Bath) COLOUR REPROGRAPHICS Bath Graphics (Bath), Phoenix Reprographics (Bath) PRINTED IN THE U.K. BY Chase Web Ltd, St Ives PLC, Plymouth NEWSTRADE DISTRIBUTION, UK Future Publishing, 0225 442244 NEWSTRADE DISTRIBUTION, OVERSEAS MMC Ltd 048S 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 Observation of the month: If you stand in just the right place, you can see my house from here!
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Registered Circulation ABC 190,143 July-Dec 1991 Reviewed this month... Bane Of The Cosmic Forge ...84 Castle of Dr Brain ...95 Cover Girl Poker .87 Covert Action ......69 Dune 94 Fire and Ice .68 Global
Effect 83 Legend .86 Reviews Coming Contraptions 121 Find out what's new in 'serious' software and hardware PanDaal Daatascan Pro GS 126 Showdown! Which is the best hand scanner around?
Power Scanner 2 127 Showdown part two, and the other competitor enters... Media Station 134 Is this the all-in-one frame-grabbing solution you seek?
Hotlinks Editions 138 If you’ve got the top DTP package PageStream, catch this!
Art Department Professional 2 148 Image processing explained, explored and exploded Art Tutor 153 If you've got the paint package but no talent this may help Reviews Round-up 154 A whole bunch of interesting software and more Regulars PD Update 171 The best way to find out what's cheap and excellent Workbench 207 Your problems solved, your questions answered Letters 217 Find out what's making waves with Amiga owners Mail Order 190 We pick out the best and offer it at bargain prices Subscriptions 184 Make it easy on yourself: get your mag delivered
Links .77 Lure of the Temptress ....80 Parasol Stars 72 Secret of Monkey Island 2 .....62 Sensible Soccer ...58 Sim Ant .78 Space Quest 1 ....87
Starush .95 Striker ...59 One-time top scanner from PanDAAL is taken on by a newcomer from Power.
Which one will come out on top?
REVIEWED: Media Station Combining top digitiser DigiView Gold with an animation sequencer and a HAM paint package this ought to be great value. How does it stack up?
REVIEWED: Art Department Professional 2 Image processing is a complex subject, so dip in and find out all about it before reading about the latest version of the very top package.
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 mashie niblick.
- .4* • ¦ ¦ '"C ' Is this the end of the Amiga as we know it...?
The A500 is gone, the A600 is taking over. Only in Amiga Format can you find out the full details of the A600 and discover where the Amiga is going now... A600 on test - and on trial 28 Here it is, the new Amiga. Is it looking like a worthy successor to the A500?
What new features does it have? Find out, right here and now!
Look to the future 31 The news that the A500 is no longer to be made, but several new Amigas are on the way, is changing the way we look at the Amiga... AS 70 first test 36 The Amiga CD-ROM is still going through changes, but we test out an early prototype and tell you what we think of the show so far... The CD Amiga 38 With change after change going on behind the scenes the Amiga CD drive is taking its time. Will it be worth the wait?
COVERDISK turn the Crazy Cars 3 ITS FAST! Battle the bends and cheat the cops in Titus' speed-crazed playable demo!
Speed, excitement, thrills, spills, action, adventure and a very fast car.
If you want all of these, don't go on holiday with Billy get yourself a joystick, plug it in and let go with Titus's top race-game demo... Paint Pot 2 Here's one for the kids - or the young at heart! A fun new educational art package for kids from Prisma: in this demo you can colour away to your heart's content!
Getting to grips with Workbench 207 In the last part of the current series for all Amiga beginners, we're building on last month's experience to show you how to make a self-booting Workbench disk and along the way, you'll learn an awful lot about how icons do the things they do.
Interlock Another very fine complete game contributed by a reader, this is an original puzzle game that will keep you going for days... Welcome to Amiga Format!
On page 11... CanDo Junior Well, it's a big time for the Amiga and no mistake. This month we've got the news that the A500 Plus will no longer be made and that the A600 is to take over as the new base-level machine, never mind the fact that there are certainly some new top-end Amigas on the way. No time to relax!
As ever, the world's best-selling Amiga magazine is the one to read to find out the latest news about all these developments.
But it's not just that that's kept us working late nights to prepare this issue of the magazine for you: we've also spent an enormous amount of time taking to people throughout the Amiga world to try and develop a balanced view of these new developments.
Whenever there's a big change in the Amiga world, the first reaction from many people.
After they've got over the shock, is to say 'why fix it if it isn't broken?' The A600 is no different: a lot of people, many of whom have been Amiga enthusiasts ever since it first appeared, have basically given it a kicking before it's had a chance to prove its worth. Just not fair.
The most difficult thing we have to do is try hard not to be biased by anyone's opinions.
We aim to provide you with the information you need to reach your own conclusions.
Not that we can avoid having an opinion of our own, and we're not afraid to express that, either, but we've got to be careful to avoid jumping the gun or giving misleading information and be sure that when we finally come down off the fence, we're standing on the right side.
Anyway, read through this very important issue of Amiga Format: absorb the information in it; and then tell us your opinion.
We'll look forward to hearing it.
& Collection The c COMPLETE MULTIMEDIA PACKAGE!
• C You may not be too up on what multimedia Q I W Q is, but a
quick play with this will make you realise how fun and useful
it can be! Before LL long you'll be creating all sorts of new
stuff... A 500 Plus Compatible 1 Mb Recommended i The
fourth In The Amiga Format Collection series of COMPLETE,
FULL-PRICE PACKAGES, this is a remarkable and flexible
multimedia presentation system that will let you create all
sorts of productions and presentations.
It can be a little bit complex in use, but don't be daunted: what you need to do is to turn the page to the instructions and the mystical inner secrets will be revealed... Yes it's arcade time again: have a go at tying yourself in knots with the puzzler Interlock, cover yourself in paint with the kids' program Paint Pot and then be really juvenile and drive off at break-neck speeds in a red-hot Lamborghini - and all before Blue Peter starts. Neil Jackson shows you how.
CRAZY CARS 3 tmis software pal Only ACCELERATE Return Key - Turbo Boost (limited to 2 for this demo) BRAKE Crazy Cars 3 puts you in the driving seat of the world’s sexiest motor, the Lamborghini Diablo. Can you pour on the power and still stay in control as you hurtle along on the infamous Saturday Night Races across America?
This highly-exhilarating and totally-illegal street-race will get your hair standing on end.
FIVE HINTS FOR CRAZY CAR DRIVING 1 Most of the other racers have radar detectors fitted in their cars. If you see them slow down, it probably means there are cops up ahead. The legal speed limit is around 120 km h, so slow down or get nicked!
There are plenty of old fuddy-duddies to dodge, 19 other pro-drivers to beat and a few eager traffic cops too. Juvenile joyriders take note - this game is more fun than the real thing, and you can get your own back on the law here!
The full version, available from Titus later this month, features a whole host of other bits and pieces which are too large to fit on this Coverdisk demo. Check out the other panels to see what else is in store when you buy the real thing.
The team behind Crazy Cars 3 is Richard Hooper (the programmer), with Lyes Belaidouni, Frances Fournier and Didier Carrere responsible for the graphics. If you want to contact Palace Software for the release date, phone 071-278 0751.
BEHIND THE WHEEL OF CRAZY CAR 3 2 The cops will chase the fastest car that they see, so don't think you can whiz by when you see them chasing another car - they'll start going for you instead!
JULY 1992 3 Sometimes, the cops will just be cruising down the highway, and you can sneak by if you're careful. Don't go too fast (and don't bump them) and you'll be OK. You may not be the only racer trying to get past the law - for a laugh, try bumping another car into the back of the cops!
4 If you start getting chased by the cops, put your boot down. Do your best to outrun them, using Turbo Boost if necessary. If they catch up, door-handle them as much as you can because this damages their cars and slows them down. You know they're suffering when they start billowing smoke.
5 If you want to use Turbo Boost, try to find a straight bit of road. At 360 kilometres an hour, even the Lamborghini Diablo steers like a cow.
Don't say you weren't warned!
Driver faces (normally you're shown here, but if a cop or another pro racer is nearby, you'll see them instead).
For a superfast start, do a burnout by holding the revs high in Neutral and then hitting fire.
Your current speed.
Your state of damage (more than 50 per cent slows down your car and reduces your engine power).
The distance remaining (the demo loops when this reaches the left edge).
Just slip the Coverdisk into any Amiga machine and turn on the power or reset your computer by holding down the Ctrl key and the two Amiga keys either side of the space-bar. Shortly, you’ll see a quick intro message which enables A500 users (with only a half-megabyte of RAM) to access the Crazy Cars 3 demo. Press Y and then RETURN if you want to go straight into Titus’s hair-raising road-racer.
GETTING STARTED If you want to use either Interlock or the Paint Pot 2 demo, press N and then RETURN instead; The Coverdisk will load Workbench and you’ll see an icon named Coverdisk36b. Click on this twice in rapid succession with the left mouse button and a window will open, showing you the Coverdisk’s contents.
To run either Interlock or the Paint Pot 2 demo, just do another double-click on the relevant icon and that program will load. If you have an Amiga with more than half a megabyte of RAM, you can also run the Crazy Cars 3 demo in this way.
After you’ve played with the Crazy Cars 3 demo, or if you’re experiencing “Out of memory” messages, you’ll find things work again after another reset as explained above.
“ mm • o 581 AMIGA CCUI p a Interlock Coverdisk36b I 1 PaintFotll I ______t .. .____ I | ...imp Mi" It couldn't be simpler this month. Just answer "Y" to the question during loading to use Crazy Cars 3, or answer "N" and use the Workbench icons for the other programs.
This demo is the computer equivalent of a kid's colouring book, but in the form in which it goes on sale this will be a complete paint package for younger people.
Although the demo only contains four of the 12 pictures in the full version, and doesn’t let you draw any new ones, it’s still quite absorbing for everybody, young or old. It doesn’t work properly on Amigas with less than 1Mb of memory.
The following pictures should give you the basics of the program. But there are a few funny features which you should be told about. Who said the written word was dead?
Paint Pot RRISJVIA SOFTWARE PAL ONLY For one thing, the mouse pointer sometimes won’t move all the way to the right hand side of the screen. If you experience this, just click on OOPS, then on OK.
That should free it from its captivity. Another quirk is that, especially when colouring in small areas, you can accidentally fill in one of the black lines that makes up the picture. In such a case, again click on the OOPS button and then on OK. Programmer Paul Harthen (is even now fixing the bugs for release.
Finally, neither the SAVE or DRAW buttons at the bottom of the screen work. This is because, if they did, then you would basically have the full program!
TYPE SOME SHIT IN HERE PLEASE The important thing about an art package for little hands is that it should be simple and clearly presented as well as good at what it does. We think you'll find that this is so simple you don't need instructions, but here they are anyway... _____ Ins truet i ons LOAD Loads a picture.
SAVE Saves the pictupe.
J~~ DRAW Dpawin tool.
CLEAR C leaps all the col out'.
OOPS* Rubs out the last coloup.
HELP You ape reading it ?
R J 11 I The colour being used.
OK OPTIONS About JULY 1992 Instructions Change panel colour?
Colocu* palette Cancel LOAD SAVE DRAW CLEAR OOPS* HELP 1*11 LOAD ’ SAVE ' DRAM CLEAR ' OOP S ? ’ HELP By clicking on the HELP button at the bottom of the screen, this window conies up. You can get information on the program, get help with using the program, or change the Panel colours (the frame around the picture) or the colours you are drawing with (Palette colours).
Once the picture has loaded, you are ready to start colouring it in. Simply click on one of the colours at the bottom of the screen, move the mouse pointer to the area you want to colour, and click. If you're not happy with the result, click on OOPS and the picture will go Looking around the help screen is slightly easier than reading these pages. Click on the arrows pointing up and down to see the next Help page. Click on OK when you are finished. As you should for any of the windows,
• fVTiirr-r VMic* OOPS?
CANCEL cancei LOAD SAVE DRAW CLEAR OOPS* HELP Eight colours ore used for the surrounding picture frame.
To change them, first click on the colour, then move the sliders (by clicking and holding down, then moving left or right). Each slider represents an amount of red, green and blue. All to the left is black, all right is white.
Changing the colours that you paint with is much the same as changing the Panel colours. Except that 16 colours are available for painting with, so a bit more experimentation is needed. Click on CANCEL to reset the palette as it was.
Here's another of the pictures on the disk, coloured up to style. Of course, because you can select any colours you like, a near infinite variety of pictures is possible. It's like a colouring book that you can use again and again and again - have fun!
COVEItDISK (T: Here’s a simple-looking puzzle game that’ll have you glued to your Amiga for hours on end. It may look easy, but it’s a real brain-teaser, as you’ll find out once you’ve made it past the first level. The originality really shines. Interlock is not Public Domain - the author retains all copyrights. NTSC users, you will not be able to see the bottom part of the screen, but the game is still playable.
Interlock FROfVt IN IARK MAINWOOD PAL NTSC The object of the game is to connect all the blocks of the same colour so that they are touching face-to- face (not diagonally). Plug a joystick into port 2 and you can then move the grey ball around the screen. Use the ball to push the blocks around but take note: you can only move one block at a time. Grey blocks don’t move. They are there purely to obstruct you.
You start the game with three lives and you get an extra life after every 2,000 points. Each level is timed; if the time runs out you lose a life. If you complete a level you receive a bonus score, equal to the time remaining. If you press Esc, then you lose a life and start again on the same level. Q will quit back to the main menu.
On later levels you find coloured filters which only allow blocks of the same colour to pass over them.
Every fourth level there’s a bonus screen. Push the block on to correct arrow to make it slide to the coloured filter on the other side. If you manage the bonus level, you receive 50 times the amount of time remaining. You have 20 seconds of time on the bonus levels.
The designer level enables you to create your own levels and test them before saving them to a blank disk.
Use the mouse to select the blocks, holes or filters you that you want to position. There are a total of 25 levels in the game, but you can store up to 40 of your own on a disk.
A PARTIAL GUIDE TO LEVEL ONE What! You didn’t even get past the first level? I don’t believe it! Actually I do, because I couldn’t do it at first either. Once you’ve learned the trick of not moving blocks (because sometimes you can’t move them again) then the game gets a lot simpler. Anyway enough of the written instruction, here’s how to do the first screen - although you’ll have to do the last bit yourself, because I’m assuming that you are not a cabbage:- r tine I t»v» Score.
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Push the other blue brick all the way to the outside edge... ner.
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f. ... IV e s Hi * ? I ...then nudge it up to it's companion.
That's the blues done.
Push the red brick up flush to the blue brick.
T eve. I . Fi i)
o re (U 3 S Move the block furthest away so it will fit next to
the blue block.
No Then push it down next to the blue block. The last is obvious.
Using Your Coverdisk
f. 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 : I Mkrttou r«; o.skcacy trm 4ft: U tff: .1 I 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... 1 Load your Workbench disk. Open the disk, find the icon that says Shell or CLI and double-click on it.
2 When the Shell window appears and the drive light is out, type in: Diskcopy from DFO: to DFO: and press the Return key.
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3. The Amiga will now ask you to insert the 'source' disk.
It means the disk you want to copy, so put the Coverdisk in the drive and press the Return key.
4. Wait for a while and it will read all the information off the
Coverdisk, telling you how far it has got. Then it will ask
you to insert the "Destination" disk. Put the disk you want to
copy your Coverdisk onto in the drive and press the Return
key. Mote that the disk does not need to be formatted already.
' --! 9 .to dfi: JL ffP'disk in’driv* 6FB: Pms 4aTDRM to toniissa* Place §€STflfflTl«N disk TB disk ) in drive BFI: Press 3tni)RH t* contisw Place SJBRCE disk FM* disk .n drive BFI; Press SCTUm to tontine Place K(T|MTt« disk ( TB disk ) in drive BFI: Press SCtNP t* continoe ver'iu 79, I to go Bisk(ow finisred.
JULY 1992
1. HorttMch2.l: endclt
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!
DISK PROBLEMS?
If you have a problem with the disk - and you’re sure the disk is in full working order - then you may need a little help. If you ring us on any Tuesday, and ask to speak to Pat McDonald, he will do his best to help you. Please understand, giving this sort of advice is time-consuming and we are very busy people, so only call if you really have to and do be considerate 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.
BE CAREFUL!
We have done our best to check that all of the programs on the AMIGA FORMAT Coverdisk are simple to use and have no viruses.
We cannot usually answer complex telephone queries on the software (see the Disk Problems? Box) and we do not accept liability for any consequences of using the numerous programs that are on the disk.
COPYRIGHT Unless it is specifically stated, the programs on the Coverdisks are not in the Public Domain and the copyright remains with the author of the program.
Because some of the programs on the Coverdisks are not PD, selling or distributing them without the author's specific permission is against the laws of copyright.
Disk not worlcina?
We duplicate nearly 500,000 disks every month. Out of all those, obviously a few will be faulty. If the disk or any of the programs will not load or run properly, there may be a problem. Don’t panic!
First try using the DiskDoctor utility on your Workbench disk to rescue it before sending it off for a replacement, in-full details of DiskDoctor can be found in the user’s manual that came with your machine.
However, if your Coverdisk is in fact faulty, you should send it back INCLUDING A STAMPED, ADDRESSED ENVELOPE for a free replacement within one month of the cover date to: Amiga Format July Disk Disk Copy Labs Unit A, Westmarch London Road Daventry Northants NN11 4SA Remember to include that stamped, addressed envelope!
Nil A a? Uj: TOURNAMENT • 6jAK£U1sj ERH2IL o rim:: HRLTH D 00:18 EF.RZIL i TIME liHtTR 0 02:1b FIXTURES QUIT p imit2TE«hvard Pavilion h mc:J 51-707 228?* ! OjU «9 2621 o o Cj Q_ CXL o on u C s +-» r j O c c C The AMIGA Collection i mm 11 mwiin» ¦ i i wl o A 500 Plus Compatible • 1 Mb Recommended • If you've ever wanted to dabble with multimedia or just knock up a quick program, this month's Amiga Format Collection program is for you. Jason Holborn reveals the wonders of CanDo Junior.
Learning to program a computer is ambitious to say the least, so for people who wanted to do some of the things programming is best suited for, but don’t need the hassle, Innovatronics came up with CanDo Junior, an ‘applications generator’ that lets you create anything from an accounts package to a game without ever having to get your hands dirty.
Unlike programming languages, CanDo uses very little source code. Instead you use a friendly editor that allows you to build up displays and assign operations to gadgets simply by clicking on pictorial icons. Each of these icons then presents you with a requester which allows you to fine-tune the operation of that icon to suit the needs of your own individual application.
CanDo has been used for an unlimited number of things from games and accounts packages to complete multimedia systems that encapsulate all the elements that have made multimedia such a talking point in recent years. Your applications can draw upon CanDo’s ability to use sampled sounds, IFF images and even animations. And for those of you lucky enough to own Workbench 2.0, you can even use CanDo to control other programs and even hardware devices using Arexx scripts. With CanDo Junior at your disposal, you’ll never have to touch a programming language to be a programmer!
JULY 1992 GETTING STARTED WITH CAN DO - A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO START-UP CanDo Junior will work on any Amiga equipped with a megabyte or more of memory. More memory would help when working on larger projects, but all of the program’s operations will work on a 1 Mbyte Amiga. A hard disk is also highly recommended, but it’s perfectly possible to use the program on a single-drive machine.
Because CanDo Junior is quite a large program, we’ve had to crunch the contents of the two CanDo disks down onto a single disk using a clever little disk archiving program called Mash. Don’t worry, getting CanDo up and running from its current Mashed state isn’t as complicated as it may first appear. Follow the simple instructions below and you too will be CanDoing with the best of ‘em!
‘CanDo Extras’. Right, now we can get down to the serious business of de-Mashing the coverdisk.
• Reset your Amiga and insert your coverdisk into the internal
drive. After a few seconds the coverdisk will start to do its
stuff by copying a couple of files to RAM. Don’t worry about
what’s going on at this stage - the CanDo installation program
will handle all this for you.
• Once everything has been set up, the Mash program will load
and you will be requested to insert your first blank disk
(labelled ‘CanDo Program’) and press the RETURN key. The first
CanDo disk will be automatically de-Mashed and copied to your
first blank disk. This takes about three minutes.
• Once the first disk has been installed, Mash will ask you to
re-insert your Coverdisk. Remove your first CanDo disk,
write-protect, insert your Coverdisk and the second CanDo disk
will be copied to RAM.
Once this is done, Mash will once again ask you to insert a blank formatted disk so remove your Coverdisk and then insert the disk you labelled ‘CanDo Extras’ into the internal drive and press the Return key. Mash will then install the second disk.
There aren’t so many files on this disk, so Mash shouldn’t take more than two minutes to do its stuff.
When prompted, remove your second CanDo disk, write-protect it and then reset your Amiga and insert your CanDo Program disk. After a few moments, the Workbench screen should appear. Using the mouse, double-click on the CanDo disk icon and doubleclick on the CanDo icon. CanDo will then load.
If you’re using a single drive machine, you will be asked to swap between the CanDo program disk and the CanDo Extras disk during loading. Just follow the onscreen prompts to change disks and CanDo will load and then run.
You’re now ready to get started with CanDo... Junior THE CANDO ICONS The CanDo main screen actually consists of not one, but two separate screens. At the top of the display is the work area which allows you to view each deck as it is constructed. Sitting patiently at the bottom of the screen in front of the work area is the control panel which contains all the menus and gadgets that make CanDo tick.
You’ll notice that the control panel is actually split into three separate sets of gadgets labelled Status, UnnamedCard (Card Control icons) and Objects. Here’s a quick rundown of what each icon does.
D 12 JULY 1992 EDIT PREVIOUS CARD NEXT CARD If more than one card has already been created, then use these two gadgets to step backwards and forwards between them.
MOST OF US HAVE tried our hands at programming at one time or another, but programming under CanDo is very different from the interpreters, compilers and assemblers that coders have come to know and love.
Instead of typing reams and reams of code, CanDo applications are generated almost entirely by clicking on icons. Each icon has its own specific task - for example, there’s an icon that allows you to create a screen for your application, another for adding gadgets to your screen and so on.
CanDo applications are made up of what the program calls ‘Cards’. These cards are a little like subroutines in a traditional programming language.
Each has its own screen or window and can contain a variety of different menus and gadgets (called ‘Objects’ within CanDo), all of which are defined by you. In turn, each object can be set up to carry out a particular operation by assigning to it a ‘script’. Put simply, a script is a short program written in CanDo’s own in-built programming language that performs the task that the gadget has assigned to it. This task could be as simple as loading a file or as complex as manipulating a string of numbers.
On their own, objects and cards are pretty limited, but CanDo really starts to shine once multiple cards are defined and then ‘linked’ to form a CanDo ‘deck’ (a deck of cards, geddit!?). A deck can contain an almost unlimited number of cards which in turn can contain an almost unlimited number of objects, each of which can perform a specific function. Clever isn’t it!
STATUS ICONS BROWSE Once your application is starting to take shape, clicking on the Browse icon will allow you to test it out as if it were running as a stand-alone program.
DESIGN The opposite to the Browse gadget is Design which switches you back to editing your application once you’ve had enough of testing it out. Note that these two gadgets 'toggle', therefore if you’re already in Design mode, clicking on the Design gadget again will have no effect.
CARD CONTROL ICONS EDIT CARD This all-important gadget allows you to create new cards and assign scripts to them. If you’ve created a card that you don’t actually need, it can also be used to delete a card. When you click on this gadget, a requester will appear containing a list of the cards that exist in your deck, and four gadgets - ADD, DELETE, EDIT and DUPLICATE.
Not surprisingly, ADD creates a new card and DELETE deletes an existing card. If you have a card already set up and you would like to make a copy of it, click on the DUPLICATE gadget and your wish will be granted. The EDIT gadget allows you to assign scripts to a card that dictate what happens when the user enters or leaves that card.
EDIT The opposite to add mode is edit mode which allows you to edit an existing object simply by clicking on it within the work area. Once selected, the relevant requester for the type of object that you have selected will appear. You can then change its attributes without having to go through an object select requester.
BUTTONS The buttons icon allows you to create or delete gadgets within the current card. A button is basically an area of the screen that, when clicked upon with the mouse, will perform a specified GO TO If you wish to jump immediately to a specific card, then the GO TO icon is the man for the job. Once you’ve clicked on it, a requester will appear listing each and every card that currently exists.
Click on the one that you want and you’ll be transported straight to it.
OBJECT ICONS When in Design Mode (selected from the Status icons), clicking on the ADD icon will allow you to add new objects to the current card.
Clicking on this icon won’t actually add any new objects - it simply puts the CanDo editor into add mode. To actually add an object, you must click on one of the object buttons covered below.
FIRST CARD LAST CARD The Previous card and Next card icons are handy when only a few cards exist, but when your application starts to grow, the First Card and Last Card icons come in very handy for taking you to the very first and last cards in the deck.
ADD operation defined by allocating a script to the button in question. When you first click on the Button icon, a requester will appear prompting you to mark out the rectangular section of the screen that the button is to inhabit. Buttons can be as large or as small as you like but it’s important to remember that the larger your buttons, the less can be placed on your card.
If you’re happy with the button’s position, click the left mouse button again and the Button Editor will appear. This requester allows you to edit the position of the button, it’s size, style and what happens when the user clicks on it. Each button can be assigned one of four scripts - Click, Drag, Release and Doubleclick.
The script for a button dictates what action will be taken when the button is clicked on with the mouse.
WINDOWS Each and every CanDo card that you create has its own screen and window.
Although these will automatically be created when you add a new card, the Windows icon allows you to alter both the card’s screen and window to suit your own particular needs.
When you click on the Window icon, the Window Editor requester will appear. Along the left hand side of the requester are four gadgets - Dimension (sets the screen’s resolution, number of colours, position and size), Window Colours, Objects (adds or removes standard Intuition window gadgets from the window) and options (lets you set various attributes that effect the window - whether it is opened in backdrop mode etc).
I " 3 MENUS I B 1 °U wou Pre er to restrict the number °f buttons that appear on a particular card, then you can add pull-down menus instead. CanDo gives you full control over the format of these menus and scripts can be assigned to each and every menu entry. CanDo’s menu support is particularly powerful and you can even assign images to menu entries for added visual impact.
AREXX 1- :1 Using the Arexx object icon, you can set up a card so that it continuously listens to any one Arexx port. This way, external programs can communicate with your CanDo application simply by sending it a message down an Arexx port. When a message is received, a specified script is performed.
Note that unless you own Workbench 2, this feature will not be available.
13 JULY 1992 m The CanDo Script language looks and performs in a very similar manner to conventional BASICS. As well as CanDo’s more specific functions, it includes all the constructs that you’d expect to find in a modern programming language.
FIELDS Fields are another type of gadget that CanDo supports. Put simply, a field is an area of the screen into which characters can be typed by the user. CanDo provides two types of field - text (can handle any type of text) and Integer fields (for whole numbers only). CanDo gives you considerable control over the format of the field including its outline, type of justification (left, right and centred) and the maximum number of characters that can be entered into the field.
DOCUMENT CanDo’s document objects come in two flavours - a Memo Editor and a List Selector. Memos are simply text files that can be viewed or edited using CanDo’s built-in text editor. If a Document object is created and then set up to be a Memo, when the user clicks on it the relevant text file will be displayed.
A List selector is simply a type of gadget that contains a vertical list of entries, each of which can be set up to perform a specific function. The files list within a file requester is a form of List selector.
1 TIMER A I The Timer object can be very useful when y°u want a particular action performed either at a regular interval (a ‘Do you wish to save your work?’ requester, for example) or at a specified time CanDo calls these two different types of event an Interval and an Alarm). Once you’ve chosen the type of event that you want (Interval or Alarm) you then simply set the onscreen timer and then assign a script to the object.
SOUNDS If a script that you have assigned to an object plays a sound, then the Sounds object can be used to watch for this event. By telling the Sounds object which sound to watch out for, every time the sound is played, a specified script will be performed. The Sound object can be assigned a script that either performs the script when the sound first starts to play or once the sound has stopped playing.
ANIMATION Like the Sound icon, the animation object waits until a particular animation is launched from a script and then performs its own script. This quite powerful facility allows you to perform a script on each frame of an animation, on specified frames or when a moving Dpaint AnimBrush reaches a specified destination.
DISK The disk object provides a nice simple method of performing a script when a disk is removed from or inserted into a drive. You could, for example, have the Amiga play a sampled burp when a disk is removed from the drive and a gobbling sound when a disk is inserted. Very useful indeed, I’m sure you’ll agree!
ROUTINES If you’ve written a CanDo script that is used by more than one object, then CanDo’s powerful routines icon is for you. Routines are basically global mini-scripts that can be called and used by any object.
KEEPING TO THE SCRIPT The real power of CanDo comes from its scripting language, a sort of mini programming language that contains no fewer than 200 separate commands and functions. Like a modern BASIC, CanDo’s scripting language contains all the flow control constructs and decision-making commands that you’d expect to find in a modern programming language.
CanDo’s scripting language includes commands to handle movement around your CanDo deck, commands to handle screens and windows, play animations and sampled sounds, load and save files, talk to other programs through Arexx and an extensive selection of data manipulation commands that give your application the power to manipulate all sorts of information fed to it. Obviously it would be impossible for us to cover every command with the detail that they deserve, so here’s a quick run down of a few commands that you might want to play around with.
NEXTCARD - skips to the next card in the deck. If the current card is actually the last in the deck, CanDo will automatically wrap around to the first card.
PREVIOUSCARD - Skips back one card Once again, if the current card is actually the first in the deck, CanDo will take you to the last card in the deck.
GOTOCARD “cardname” - The GotoCard command gives you a quick and easy way of skipping to a specified card from within a script. You could for example assign it to a button which allows the user to skip back to a main menu card. ‘Cardname’ is simply the name of the card that you wish the script to skip to.
SHOWPICTURE “filename” - As the name suggests, ShowPicture loads and then displays a specified IFF picture. CanDo can handle images in just about every Amiga screen format including HAM, overscan and Extra HalfBrite.
PRINTTEXT x,y,’’String” - The CanDo PrintText command is very similar in many ways to the BASIC Print command. By specifying an X and Y co-ordinate for the text position on the screen, the command simply places the text defined within the double quotes on the screen.
SHOWBRUSHANIM “Filename”,X,Y - ShowBrushAnim loads and then displays a standard Dpaint AnimBrush at screen co-ordinates X,Y.
PLAYSOUND “Filename” - Loads and then plays an IFF format sampled sound.
DOS “dos command” - The Dos command provides a quick and easy method of running external programs from within CanDo decks. For example, Dos “Dir DFO:” will display a directory of the disk in the internal drive.
DrawLine X1,Y1,X2,Y2 - Not surprisingly, the DrawLine command draws a line from screen co-ordinates X1,Y1 to X2,Y2.
SpeakTo “Portname” - The SpeakTo command tells CanDo which Arexx port it should be communicating with. Each and every Arexx port will have its own identification name.
SendMessage “Message” - Sends an Arexx message defined within the string “Message” down the Arexx port you specified with the SpeakTo command. Messages can also be received using the ListenTo “PortName” command.
XTRAS The Xtras icon is really there for future expansion only. As Innovatronics bring out new object types for use with CanDo, you will be able to gain access to them simply by clicking on the Xtras icon. This will present you with a list selector containing a list of any new object types that you have installed. At the moment though, this list will be empty because you have no extras.
Your First CanDo Program CanDo Junior is a very powerful piece of software so to get you started we present this very quick tutorial that aims to teach you the basics behind creating applications within CanDo.
Our demo deck is hardly awe inspiring stuff, but as a demonstration of CanDo's simplicity, it's perfect. The deck you will create comprises of two cards linked together via a single button on each.
When you click on a button, you'll be taken to the next card. Click on the button on that card and you'll be taken back again.
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IN fcuplicatti m a Exit Click on the ‘Browse’ gadget and then click on the gadget that you have created within the work area.
Although the screen will appear to simply disappear and then re-appear, you are in fact flicking between two cards. Not very exciting I know, but you now know the basics of working with CanDo Obviously the demo application that we have created is very limited, but already you should be able to create an interactive information system using nothing more than the tools that you've used above. With this in mind, let's have a go at extending our demo deck to display a picture on each card... (in !«*»§• CanDo automatically opens one Deck for you when the program is first loaded, so we can get
stuck in straight away. Click on the ‘Button" icon and a requester will appear containing four gadgets and a list requester (don't worry if it's empty - we haven’t actually created any buttons yet!). Click on ‘Add’ and a requester will pop up informing you that you need to tell CanDo the origins of your new button. Click on ‘Ok’ and the requester will leave and you’ll be shown the full work area.
JULY 1992 Move the mouse pointer where you want the top left hand corner of the button to start and then press the left mouse button and drag out a rectangle to the shape of your button. Once you’re happy with the button, release the left mouse button.
Once this is done, the Button Editor will appear. We now need to create a script for this button so locate the ‘Release’ gadget and click on it once.
After a few moments of disk access, the CanDo script editor will appear. Enter the line ‘NextCard’ and then click on the ‘OK’ gadget.
Bar iIn J i ypu u mt Now that the button has its control script, we can make the button itself look a bit prettier by changing its border. Click on the Border gadget and a selection of borders will be displayed. Click on the ‘Embossed’ border type and then click on ‘Ok’. Click once more on ‘Ok’ and then press ‘Exit’ and you'll be back to the control panel screen.
Now that one card has been completed, we need to duplicate it. Click on the ‘Edit Card’ icon and a requester will appear asking you which operation you require. Click on ‘Duplicate’ and the Duplicate Card requester will appear. Inside a string gadget will be the words ‘Copy_Of_Card l’. Click the mouse pointer inside this and then change it to read ‘Card 2’. Click on the *Ok' gadget and then on the ‘Exit’ gadget and you're ready to test out your CanDo application.
Essentially, all that we have done so far is to create two screens - known as cards, of course - between which we can switch. We've also created an on-screen button that will switch from screen to screen. Imagine if the screens contained text or pictures.
Going back to the control panel screen, click on the Windows icon and the windows requester will appear.
Locate the 'Dimension' gadget, click on it and the dimension requester will appear. This requester contains all sorts of useful info about the current deck's screen. We're not actually interested in twiddling around with these controls, so just click on the 'Picture' gadget. A file requester will then appear. Click on the 'Rabbit.pic' file and then click on 'Ok'. You will then be transported back to the Dimension requester. Note that because we have told CanDo to load a picture, the dimensions of the current deck will have changed to those of the picture that we're going to load.
L Unit ant'd Click on the 'Ok' gadget for this requester and after a few seconds disk access, the picture of a rabbit will be loaded into our demo card. That's one card complete so all that remains is to do exactly the same for the second card. Click on the 'Next Card' gadget, repeat the process detailed above and once this is done, click on 'Browse' to test your new interactive slideshow.
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Screen shots taken from Amiga version TRADEWINDS HOUSE, 69 71A ASHBOURNE ROAD, DERBY DE3 3FS TELEPHONE: (0332) 297797 FACSMILE: (0332) 381511 (Tz A500 Plus to cease production With the arrival of the new Amiga 600 (reviewed on Pages 28-9) it seems that the A500 as we know it is on the point of vanishing forever. However, with the majority of the United Kingdom's 1.2 million Amigas being A500s and A500 Pluses, Commodore are going to be committed to continuing support for the most popular Amiga.
The Plus was launched under a wave of controversy, and after being in the shops for less than a year, will it depart in the same way it arrived?
Volume production of the A500 Plus has ceased already, there is presently just one factory that is still turning them out. It appears that this is simply to fulfil Commodore's commitments for already existing orders for the popular A500 Pluses, such as those to certain mail-order catalogues.
The only A500s left in general supply are those currently in the distribution chain, actually with dealers or in warehouses. Most dealers estimate that the Plus will be available for several weeks and then start to get scarce. Get 'em while they're hot.
Commodore have already received a degree of criticism from British commentators for killing off the A500 Plus, because the critics believe that the A600 is not as flexible and expandable as the older machine.
Whether or not this is valid comment is very much a matter of opinion.
So is the A600 a worthy successor to the A500?
Well, to find out what we really think of the new Amiga, read the full review and opinion on Pages 28-9 and then the feature that follows on Pages 31-34. In which we discuss the merits of the A600. It could cause a few raised eyebrows!
Commodore’s new Amiga 600 will receive the full benefit of a tie-in with Smiths Quavers crisps in the nationwide promotion surrounding the appearance of the new machine.
The new Amiga went on sale at the beginning of May and will now be replacing the A500 Plus altogether. Computers (rather than cheese!) Are definitely the flavour of the month at the moment, with the Sega and Nintendo consoles also vying for their share of the limelight.
The Smiths Crisps tie-in is the start of a high-profile campaign in the national media for the Amiga, which will build up awareness of the new machine as the year wears on. Competitions in national newspapers will follow soon.
Meanwhile. Commodore are raising the profile of the new machine in the computer trade with ads focussing on the reliability of the surface mount technology (see Page 31 for more details). The A600 is the first home computer to come with an on-site maintenance warranty.
After a few weeks of no software, the A600 will now be bundled with a specially- adapted version of Deluxe Paint
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JULY 1992 A600 CD-ROM drive now under review DTP font solved?
A new company has emerged with the sole aim in life of providing scalable fonts for DTP. Which has to be an absolute must for Amiga enthusiasts. It's clear from their range and products that EM Computergraphics have an enormous amount of expertise in the tricky area of fonts and can provide professional help and advice to customers.
Their two main ranges of fonts are a set that are freely-distributable and they retail in 'volumes’ of between two and five disks, at a bargain price of only £2.50 per disk. The complete catalogue of professional fonts from Computer Safari in the US is also available and varies between £8 and £13 per disk of fonts.
If you send for a set of literature from the company you'll see for yourself the enormous range of different typefaces available. It’s a remarkable facility for any DTP fan to have available.
EM Computergraphic. 8 Edith Road. Clacton on Sea, Essex CO 15 1JU. 0255 431389 Although Commodore are still insisting, despite industry rumours, that the first A570 CD-ROM drives will go on sale this month, it seems that a new version is being prepared and Commodore are listening hard to criticism of the prototype.
This month we review what was supposed to be the finished model A570 (check out Pages 36-7 for the definitive review), but it now looks as if that model is still very much a prototype.
Commodore are known to be presently working on modifications, including proper connections for hard drives and other expansion peripherals which has been one of the major criticisms of the 570. One of the other possible changes is the use of a new drive unit to give improved quality when the CD drive is used as an audio player. This modification to the ROM drive might well result in an increased price, possibly even to as high a price bracket as £399 rather than the lower £299 target.
Naturally, any details are as yet pure speculation, but it seems likely that the Amiga range will be far stronger and more coherent and offer even more value this time next year.
News from the US looks like confirmation that it's not just the A500 Plus that we are going to be saying farewell to.
It might be goodbye to the 1500 and the 2000 as well.
Categories voted for by the crowds who attended, or in those voted for by the event's panel of judges.
The annual festival in the small Italian town is rapidly emerging as one of the major events in computer graphics. Plans are already under way for the 1993 event.
If you're interested in competing next time around, write to: Bit.Movie 93, Circolo Ratataplan, c o Carlo Mainardi, via Bologna 13. 47038 Riccione, ITALY.
'500TL vs Countach' was awarded the judges' third prize, for effort.
'Par 1' was given second prize in both categories of the 3D section.
'Atelier' won the special prize for static images at Bit.Movie festival.
Raw materials in motion!
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It would be difficult to film the space shuttle in action for yourself, but by purchasing a videotape of library footage from the Firstlight Inc’s Multimedia Video Library you obtain full copyright permission to use sequences in anything you create.
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Expansions on Hie way Phoenix, the first company to offer expansions for the A500 Plus in the UK, are already working on stuff for the A600 and have also announced a bunch of new bits and pieces in their range.
The new range includes a keyboard-switchable ROM sharer, a MIDI interface, a sampler, a joystick mouse switcher, a SCART video switcher, an external disk drive and a power supply booster.
There’s not enough space here to go into more details, but full information about the range can be obtained direct from Phoenix on 0532 311932.
Video on free demo Optonica, manufacturers of the Simpatica videorecording system, have taken over distribution of Simpatica and are offering a free videotape demo of how it works to anyone who is thinking about buying.
Simpatica is a professionally-targeted frame-by- frame recording system from transferring Amiga animations to videotape. It costs £999 for the system so it’s not cheap, but for that you get guaranteed results of the highest-possible quality.
For more information, telephone or fax Lee Gibson at Optonica on 0455 558282 (voice or 0455 559386 (fax).
Video Studio updated Video Studio, the all-in-one utility created by video professionals for use on the Amiga but aimed mostly at the video market, was launched in its new third version at a recent video show.
The new version features over 30 different fonts for use in the character generation and titling section of the program. It has two completely new programs for titling, plus a whole batch of other utilities for mechanical functions like test patterns, key wipes, timeclocks and special effects. There’s even an optional program that allows you to create your own teleprompter!
Impressions from early screenshots are that this is an extraordinarily well thought-out and presented release. More info from ZVP on 0268 411719.
Graphics fans, fame awaits!
Elite publications of Peterborough are planning to publish a book and a video featuring the works of Amiga painters and animators and are looking for entries to be submitted to them. There are prizes for the top three animations and the top three pictures, but the best of the rest will get the satisfaction of seeing your work in print.
Still images fall into three categories (hand- drawn in Deluxe Paint HI or similar; hand-drawn in a Continued on Page 22 A1500 and 2000 sure to be replaced Rumours that the Amiga 1500 has already vanished have been squashed by Commodore UK. Who put the rumour down to a small supply problem that has been affecting the machines of late. However, it is now clear that several new Amiga models will appear later in the year and the Amiga 2000 has to be the favourite for being replaced.
A revealing statement by William Sydney, one of the top development people in Commodore US, printed in full on Page 32, comments “We have plans to introduce a number of other new Amiga models this year.
While I can't reveal the details of these machines at this point. I would like to say that we plan to provide significantly better capability and value for the user in these new systems.” It goes on to say. “A large and continuing effort exists to improve the performance and functionality of the Amiga chip set."
The Amiga 2000 is the same age as the A500 and equally susceptible to replacement. It would also make sense for two of the new machines to be as follows: one, a mid-range semi-professional unit, priced for easy upgrade from the A600 and designed to be everything the A1500 was marketed as; and two. A new A2000 replacement offering enhanced capabilities for DTV and graphics use.
Amiga sweeps the awards at international graphics festival When the best of the world’s home-computer graphics and animations went under the public eye in this year's international Bit.Movie festival in Riccione, Italy, the Amiga came away as clear winner, winning every single award.
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It's a very good game, it's addictive and is particularly enhanced when played against a friend - note, an Amiga game too - but it's just a simple driving game, after all.
We think that Robocod was far more original and action- packed, but that's the way the cookie goes soggy when you dip it in your coffee.
There seem to be a number of different awards ceremonies around, but one of the most significant is the batch given out at the European Computer Trade Show every year. This is as close as the computer games industry gets to the 'Oscars' of the film industry.
These awards are voted for by the computer magazines of Europe, and we thought you might be interested to see who came out top. Of course the real action will be next month, when we see what programs AMIGA FORMAT readers voted for in our Great Survey: the AMIGA FORMAT Readers' Awards... BEST CD GAME: SIM CITY (INFOGRAMES) WE VOTED FOR: SIM CITY There aren't too many games out on disc for CDTV as yet, and of those Sim City was probably the one best suited for conversion to the new format. The CDTV version also adds a number of new scenarios and effects, and a very fine studio-recorded hi-fi
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BEST PACKAGING: 3D CONSTRUCTION KTT (DOMARK) WE VOTED FOR: 3D CONSTRUCTION KTT A nice, big, shiny black box with a floppy front that oozed perceived value. Not that a box really matters, of course.
BEST HOME PRODUCTIVITY PACKAGE: AMOS 3D (EUROPRESS SOFTWARE) WE VOTED FOR: ERRM... WE CANT REMEMBER Not really the ideal winner, but then again Europress Software deserved it with Easy AMOS which was released just before the awards took place. We can't remember what we voted for, but we think it was Deluxe Paint IV, which... errm... would have been a bit irrelevant looking at the next category.
BEST ART PACKAGE: DELUXE PAINT IV (EA) WE VOTED FOR: DELUXE PAINT IV Of course. One thing to note at this point is that these awards are supposed to cover the whole home computer industry, so there's no reason why Amiga programs seem to keep coming out on top the whole time. Except that the Amiga's got all the best software... BEST SOUND: WING COMMANDER 2 (ORIGIN) WE VOTED FOR: FIRST SAMURAI All right, if you've got a PC, 20 Mb of hard-disk space and an extremely expensive sound card then this winner probably sounds OK. It won't ever come out on the Amiga. PC owners are sad people.
BEST GRAPHICS: WING COMMANDER 2 (ORIGIN) WE VOTED FOR: FIRST SAMURAI The way this went is a farce. If you load your images one by one from hard disk they're bound to look good, but that's hardly the point. Not a deserving winner, in our very biased opinion.
BEST ACTION GAME: LOTUS TURBO II (GREMUN) WE VOTED FOR: JAMES POND, ROBOCOD BEST ADVENTURE ROLE-PLAYING GAME: EYE OF THE BEHOLDER (SSI US GOLD) WE VOTED FOR: SECRET OF MONKEY ISLAND In the traditional Dungeon Master RPG style, Eye of the Beholder is undoubtedly a gem of a game. But we would have thought that The Secret of Monkey Island stuck out that much more, because it's so fun it attracted more attention than the ordinary adventure games can. But there you go.
BEST SIMULATION: RAILROAD TYCOON (MICROPROSE) WE VOTED FOR: FORMULA ONE GRAND PR1X Oh, come on! It's a good strategy game, but it's hardly a simulation, is it? None of the excitement of train driving in this one! We had an embarrassment of riches to choose from in the flight sim dept but plumped for a driving game that beats all the others ever hands-down.
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MOST ORIGINAL GAME: CMUSATION WE VOTED FOR: ERRM... CAN'T REMEMBER!
We're told this is an astonishing game, but it's only on the PC. Pete Molyneux of Bullfrog loves it, he tells us, and we think we voted for his Populous 2, but that's a sequel.
We might have voted for Lemmings. I dunno.
GAME OF THE YEAR: LEMMINGS (PSYGNOSIS) WE VOTED FOR: PROBABLY LEMMINGS Yes, it was an absolute stunner really, wasn't it? What a winner, what can possibly replace it?
SOFTWARE PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR: MICROPROSE WE VOTED FOR: ELECTRONIC ARTS Tricky one, this. 'Prose are undeniably consistent in the quality department, but their stuff tends to be a little bit dry, all sims and strategy, for the Big Cheese award. We felt that with a line-up like Dpaint IV, Populous 2 and PGA Tour Golf in one year EA had snatched it.
HARDWARE MANUFACTURER OF THE YEAR: SEGA WE VOTED FOR: COMMODORE Humph.
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£79.99 The next few months are going to be a crucial time for the Amiga. With new models released and on their way into a subtly changing computer market, it's time for anyone who cares about the Amiga to think long and hard about where we're all going. In a special feature this month, we look at the two new models and ask some hard guestions about the future of the Amiga. And you'll discover some pretty intriguing answers, too... JULY 1992 THE AMIGA 600 IS HERE THE A570 CD-ROM HAS ARRIVED Read the full review and see what s inside an Amiga 600 on Page 28 Discover how CD power has arrived on
the Amiga, turn to Page 36 THE AMIGA 500 IS DEAD GAN THE CD AMIGA SUCCEED?
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Find out what AMIGA FORMAT thinks of its demise and how we think the See if a CD drive can bring you the future of computing, or is destined to be an Amiga 600 will fare in its place on Page 31 expensive white elephant... on Page 38 THERE’S CERTAINLY ONE good sign hiding away inside the new Amiga. Right there on the circuit board, where the A500 had the immortal words “Rock Lobster”, it says “June Bug”. It’s the name of a song by the B-52s, from their most recent album. A worthy tradition continues... Quite apart from bearing the Amiga’s standard for cool in-jokes, though, the A600 has a lot
else to live up to. It’s going to replace the Amiga 500 entirely and be the mainstay of a whole new generation. But is it really a step in the right direction?
A new Amiga arrives. It's the most exciting thing to happen to the Amiga since the introduction of the A500 in 1985. It's got an awful lot to live up to, but it's scored with a few good ideas.
Is it looking like a winner? Damien Noonan takes it apart and shows you round.
A60I Notice the reduced keyboard (this is a German machine, so it has a slightly weird key layout). The arrow keys are clustered bottom right. The three lights are Power (top).
Floppy drive access (middle) and hard disk drive (bottom).
Well, there’s another clue on the circuit board too. Does it say “A600”? No, it doesn’t.
It actually says “A300”. Weird, huh?
Chip. This is Kickstart 2.05, a slightly new version. When you switch the machine on, the same ‘Insert disk’ animation on a purple background appears on the screen, the only difference being that the Kickstart number is quoted as 37.300 rather than the A500 Plus’
37. 175. Trainspotter stuff.
So the Kickstart chip can be replaced at a later date, but the other chips cannot. The ECS Denise is fitted, so it will have the extra graphics modes, if anyone ever wants to use them.
The Agnus is slightly different but carries the same serial number, and is the one that gives 2Mb of chip RAM.
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• Kickstart version 2.05, socket mounted so can be replaced.
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tor. Software on cards and expansions should follow.
Just in case you weren’t up on the rumours, towards the end of last year word was going round that Commodore would release a new, low-price, console-beating baby Amiga. It was to be called the Amiga 300. This is it.
So, why on earth is it now called the Amiga 600? Pure marketing. Commodore have obviously decided they want it to be seen as a step on from the A500, so they called it A600. Simple as that.
We don’t really want to be distracted by that, though. The important thing is, what do you get if you buy an Amiga 600?
Basically, you still get an A500 Plus. This is intrinsically the same as the A500 Plus in architecture, with the same Agnus, the same 68000 CPU, the same Denise chip. It’s got 1Mb of chip RAM like the Plus and it should - in theory at least - run all software that an A500 Plus will run.
The way the whole thing is put together is substantially different, though, not least because the whole thing is a great deal smaller.
The board is small and very tidy. The main difference is in the use of what’s called Surface Mount Technology, SMT, which means that the chips are attached directly to the board rather than plugged into sockets from which they can be removed.
The only exception to this is the Kickstart Essentially then, this is still an Amiga of the 500 Plus standard. Although it has 1Mb, one major difference is that it does not have a battery to back up the clock. This is a bit of a shame and will no doubt be included on the official A601 RAM expansion, the only A600 add-on that has so far been announced, which will provide you with an extra 1Mb of RAM for a 2Mb total.
The other effect of surface mounted components is that the Amiga 600 is guaranteed to be very reliable, so each one will come with a one-year on-site repair warranty. This is believed to be the first home computer to carry such a guarantee.
The advance in technology that has allowed the very compact PCB (printed circuit board) has also allowed the TV modulator to be packed inside the machine, which means you can plug the A600 into a telly using just a i cable. Much more useful. The composite video output has also been changed to full colour, where before it was mono only.
The joystick ports have been moved to the right-hand side, which is very helpful. The disk drive is slanted forwards, like the keyboard, which is more comfortable in use. The drive mechanism itself does not click when there’s no disk in, and is very quick at loading, if surprisingly noisy. It swooshes away madly when it’s spinning.
If you hold down both of the mouse Serial, parallel and disk drive connectors as RGB monitor Power socket as before.
To TV from internal TV modulator).
Out phono plugs.
JULY 1992 Inside the A600 With the case and metal shield removed, the keyboard and disk drive are easily unplugged and the compact circuit board revealed. Here's what's what on the PCB.
New trapdoor connector.
Plug for keyboard.
PCMCIA credit card connector. Should have all the bus address capability of the A500's edge connector.
IDE connector for internal 2-inch hard drives of the kind found in portable computers. A simple plug-in job.
ECS Fatter Agnus chip (number
8375) . This is the same as the A500 Plus and allows 2Mb of chip
RAM.
Built-in TV modulator.
There is no edge connector. Instead there is the PCMCIA 'credit card' slot. This will take all manner of cards, cartridges and expansions in the future.
The joystick ports are moved to the side of the Amiga, which is vastly more convenient.
Note the wedge shape and the slanted disk drive.
Colour composite video., buttons when booting the machine, there is a boot selector that allows you to boot from internal drive dfO:, external drive dfl: or even cc 1: the credit card slot.
Apart from the TV RF output and the moved joysticks, connections on the back of the A600 are the same as the A500: RGB monitor, stereo audio, disk drive, serial, parallel and power in. The power supply is the same big, ugly brick as before.
The keyboard is shortened by the omission of the numerical keypad, which probably makes sense because in most programs the two sets of number keys are interchangeable. Some programs, like Deluxe Paint III, need the numeric keypad but Commodore have accounted for this and provided developers with an emulation program that turns the number keys into keypad keys when a key combination (Shift and Alt, or something like that) is held down.
Next to the keys are not two but three little lights, one for the power, one for the floppy disk and the third for hard drive access. Which brings us on to another subject.
The A600 includes a standard IDE connector for attaching a two-inch internal hard disk drive of the kind used in portable computers.
A version of the A600 called the A600HD comes equipped with a 20 Mb drive for £499.
It is likely that third-party drives will become available and will be very easy to install. The only minor problem is that the way IDE drives work, they must be set up with configured software before a machine will recognise them. So you can’t get just any old drive and plug it in. Apart from that, IDE drives are now more common and cheaper than larger drives and should be a good step forwards for the Amiga.
One last big change, then; there is no edge connector on the A600. This has been replaced by the already infamous ‘credit card slot’, the PCMCIA connector. This also leads to the only major chip change, the replacement of the interface-handling Gary with a new chip by the name of Gayle.
It should be possible for all manner of expansions to be plugged in to this slot, as well as cartridges for running software from piracy-proof ROM chips and battery-backed- up RAM cards for storing data on. The only hazard with large expansions is that they will not be attached securely; Tech Ed Pat McDonald reckons that expansions will take a while to appear not because the electronics are complicated, but because designing a workable case will be so tricky.
The future of the credit card slot is not yet decided, but it has all kinds of potential. The same is probably true of the A600. On the next three pages we take a look at what people are saying about the death of the A500 and the quality of its successor. But in the meantime, here’s a quick thought.
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Counter-argument: the Amiga 600 is a fine new machine. It's compact, features a built-in TV modulator so that you can really plug it in and go, its new cartridge port will keep it up with the forefront of technology and it is expandable in a controlled, sensible way. Hell, it even looks classy!
The Amiga 500 is dead - live the Amiga?
" I would say this to anyone considering buying an expensive peripheral for their A500: you should % ask yourself whether that money should be spent on a discontinued line, The A500 is finished, 99 Don Carter, Chairman of ZCL, Commodore's largest distributor JULY 1992 DEVILS ADVOCATE Mark Smiddy, probably the world's most experienced Amiga technical journalist and an Amiga developer himself, has some very strong comments to make about the Amiga 600 and what it means.
IT WAS BOUND TO HAPPEN. The machine that was labelled as “an Amiga 500 with a bit of the keyboard cut off’ was bound to look like a step backwards. Experts who had come to know the Amiga 500 over seven years were bound to have problems letting go.
This is the first objection from dedicated A500 fans who fear the departure of the old machine. “It looks too small”, they complain, “it’s like a Commodore 64, it looks cheap”.
When you get your hands on an Amiga 600, though, the perspective changes. This is a lovely little machine in so many ways.
It really is astonishingly compact, just a couple of centimetres bigger than this magazine in each direction. Hold it in your hands and it feels heavy and solid, so unlike the creaky, plasticky case of the 500. Most of the surface area is keyboard. It’s a very neat package and simply oozes perceived value. In computing, surely, the smaller the better.
Problem number two, of course, is the lack of those extra few keys on the number pad.
Naturally, though, these are replicated by the keys along the top of the letters, so that should not be a great loss. On most programs, the two sets of keys are entirely interchangeable.
Not that it won’t cause compatibility problems with some programs. Flight sims often use the keypad separately and Deluxe Paint relies on it for perspective operations. But in this case, it seems entirely justified that hardware development should lead a modification of the software. It’s not a problem that will be around for long.
Electronic Arts spokesperson Fiona Murphy tells us they are “already preparing a revision” to Deluxe Paint IV which will allow A600 users to ‘emulate’ the keypad by holding down modifier keys (Alt and so on) and using the normal number keys. No date is set but the revision should be out soon.
We can also reveal that Deluxe Paint III will be bundled with the Amiga 600. The version in the pack will also feature the keypad History, they say, repeats itself. Some of us can still remember right back to Commodore’s past bloopers, with machines that were marketed on the back of the hugely successful C64: the C128, Plus 4 and C64GS spring to mind.
Now consider the A500 - a machine that, whichever way you look at it, rescued Commodore from an uncertain future. But once again, given half a chance Commodore cook the golden goose and come out with a prize turkey.
The A600 is made to be cheap. It was meant to be the A300, a cheap console-beater, and still carries the A300 name on the circuit board. The keyboard and case are amongst the most expensive components in computer manufacture and both are reduced on the A600.
The A600 is also based on Surface Mount Technology (SMT) which, once the production system is set up, means machines cost far less to produce.
SMT is inherently more reliable and should reduce the failure rate and increase the life expectancy of the A600. Good news? Possibly, but it lacks an expansion slot and features a new trapdoor slot, leaving third- party developers out in the cold. What happens now to the likes of GVP, RocTec, Power Computing, Supra and their ilk, who have invested millions developing A500 add-ons?
The A600 might be a brilliant, low-cost introduction to the world of Amiga technology, but it can never replace the best-loved machine of the 1980s - gone but not forgotten, RIP A500!
" The A500 is a dated machine, a dinosaur, Commodore are currently in the process of restructuring their range, and the A600 is perfect for a fresh start, It now seems logical that something will replace the A2000, * Toby Simpson, developer for Millennium Lvti T;A;.3SiGy ::c 391077-01 8364f6pL 5291 27 3|- L_ 32 JULY 1992 COMMODORE USA REVEAL ALL In an unusual move, the Vice President of Engineering at Commodore's international headguarters, based in West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA, a guy by the name of William Sydnes, released this revealing statement on the Internet network,,.
Emulator program, which was actually supplied by Commodore themselves.
No doubt the keypad emulator tweak will also be supplied to other publishers wishing to modify their software. Problem solved!
When you take the Amiga 600 apart, you begin to appreciate what a nice piece of engineering it is. The compacting of the circuit board and the use of newer, smaller components has been achieved very well indeed, allowing the movement of external components like the joystick ports to much more sensible positions.
The striking difference from the A500 is the use of Surface Mount Technology (SMT).
The chips are. In effect, soldered directly to the board rather than stuck into sockets from which they can be unplugged. This means that it is near impossible for the ordinary home user to replace chips.
It's this aspect of the new machine that has caused a fair proportion of the whinges about it “not being expandable". Yes, it's a point.
But how many of us have ever wanted to replace a chip inside the machine?
The only obvious example is the Kickstart chip that allows you to use a new version of Workbench. However, while software upgrades to Workbench are expected (version
2. 05 comes with the machine, version 2.1 is now under test with
developers and should be released early next year) there is no
foreseeable necessary change to the ROM itself.
And, let's be honest, the version of Workbench you got with your machine, whichever one it was, is good enough for most small Amiga owners. If you use your Amiga mostly for playing games, why should you worry about a slightly better system for shifting files around? We have been recommending that people shouldn't upgrade to Workbench 2 from 1.3 unless they use Workbench an awful lot. It's mostly irrelevant.
Apart from Kickstart, there are only two other chips that people have tended to want to lever out. Firstly, the main 6800 CPU; but very few people have felt the need to replace it with a faster chip. Secondly, these oversize trapdoor RAM expansions that slot in under the Gary chip; but those always were the worst possible way of doing the job, anyway.
Frankly, we won't miss any of that.
The other target of criticism on the expansion front is, of course, the lack of an edge connector. This versatile piece of circuit board sticking out of the side of the A500 allowed all sorts of possibilities which seem to have vanished with the A600. Is it a problem?
Instinctively, your first reaction is to say it's a disaster. But a few’ moments of sober reflection may make you think otherwise.
Think, for example, about what you would want to plug into an Amiga. A hard drive?
Buy the A600HD model and you have a 20 Mb drive for £100 extra. Similarly, all A600s feature the IDE slot into which internal hard drives can slot.
Physically big hard drives will soon be a thing of the past. The smaller, IDE hard drive units, that were developed originally for “I have noticed some comments on the network over the past weeks questioning Commodore’s commitment to the Amiga. Normally, we don’t like to comment on postings on public networks, but this time I’d like to set the record straight.
“The majority of Commodore’s revenue comes from the Amiga line of computers, and almost all of Commodore’s research and development (R&D) efforts are focussed on enhancing the Amiga to continue to provide outstanding power and functionality at a competitive price.
“We have just released the Amiga 600, a brand new machine aimed at the home market. This machine is capable of supporting an internal IDE hard drive, has an industry-standard PCMCIA credit-card slot and includes an on-board RF modulator for the home user.
“We have plans to introduce a number of other new Amiga models this year. While I can’t reveal the details of these machines at this point, I would like to say that we plan to provide significantly better capability and value for the user in these new systems.
“Significant R&D efforts are underway in the area of CDTV technology, both in improved systems and in peripherals for other Amiga computers.
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IDE drives will no doubt be available in sizes up to 120 Mb. All able to slot straight inside the A600. So hard disks, so far from being a problem, are going to be in plentiful supply, at bargain prices. Although here, you have to say, there is just one small cloud on the horizon.
When you install an IDE drive, it must be prepared for set-up. Rumours have been going around that you have to buy a 600HD to be able to plug in a hard drive at all. This is not true. But an IDE drive for the A600 must come with set-up software on-board, or it’s useless. Will Commodore make use of this software available to third-party developers?
Who knows.
If Commodore don't, they’re guaranteed to control the market in peripherals for their machine. This could result in higher prices for hard drives, even though the drives are likely to be cheap enough anyway. We'll have to see.
Let’s continue studying the vexed question of expansions. Hard drives are not going to be a problem. The next most important thing is, of course, RAM.
There's a new configuration for the trapdoor slot, which means the A600 will need a complete new set of peripherals in that department. Commodore kick off with the A601, a 1Mb RAM expansion for the trapdoor which takes the machine up to a 2Mb total. There is no doubt that third party RAM expansions will appear swiftly.
It's already been pointed out that with a hard drive an Workbench running, a 1Mb Continued on Page 34 “A large and continuing R&D effort exists to improve the performance and functionality of the Amiga chip set.
“Finally, we are examining the possibility of bringing new technology to the Amiga, in an effort to leverage the R&D efforts of the computer industry as a whole, and to take advantage of the price benefits that come with industry standards.
“I believe these efforts illustrate our strong commitment to the Amiga and CDTV.” Footnote, from Damien: “It is to be expected that a new range of Amigas to complement the A600 and A300 will soon appear, replacing the A1500 and A2000. Cheaper accelerated chips, cheaper compact drives and so on should keep the pace up. New chipsets should bring 256-colour screens and improved sampled sound to the Amiga and a top-level machine can be expected with a 24-bit graphics system, for graphics and broadcast TV professionals.
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The A600 has a similar (though not identical - pins are different) Agnus chip to the A500 Plus, giving the first 2Mb of RAM as chip memory and theoretically up to 8Mb of fast memory thereafter.
We're focussing on the A600 because it's a much more reliable machine. Last year, we sold 296,000 A500s and A500 Pluses. This year, we want to sell 300-320,000 machines, The A500 will be a very small part of this. ** Kelly Sumner, Retail Products Sales Director, Commodore UK In practise, it seems that the 2Mb is a maximum without the use of the PC MCIA “credit card” slot, into which another 4Mb of memory can be inserted. It is likely that RAM on a card will be pretty expensive.
A quick tour of other expansion possibilities. In the trapdoor slot there seems no reason why PC emulators should not be developed to work fine. Accelerators would seem to be the peripheral least likely to succeed on the new machine, with access to the edge connector denied and no easy way of chopping the main CPU. And... errm... that’s about it.
So, among the less common Amiga peripherals it looks like doom for accelerators and an OK for PC emulators. Of the two most important accessories - hard drives and RAM - drives are looking simpler and more compact than ever, but there could be a bit of a squeeze on RAM.
The few losses on the swings should be made up for by the roundabouts of the main new innovation of the Amiga 600, the PC MCIA standard ‘credit card' slot. This has effectively replaced the edge connector. Let's try to explain why.
34 c sO o NJ Reading between the lines (see the statement from Commodore USA spokesman William Sydnes), what Commodore seem to be trying to do is work towards settling on standard units for just about everything. And when it comes to an adaptable interface, the PC MCIA slot seems to be the answer.
We're not up on the wiring of this slot - it’s a new one to us - but it appears to be nearly as flexible as the edge connector.
Commodore are already planning a modem and a genlock to plug in the slot, and are currently working on a CD-ROM drive, a variant of the A570, that will plug in through the slot.
RAM cards can go in this way up to 4Mb of memory, and it is also possible to use read- write backed-up RAM cards for saving data on. Software of any kind could be produced as a plug-in ROM card for this slot, with the possibility that code can be executed outside the Amiga's normal RAM, which would make software supplied this way entirely safe from piracy. The possibilities are enormous.
The only serious problem for the time being is the cost of units to plug in the credit card slot. Chips are expensive and prices could make life difficult while volumes are still low.
Now we’re back on the outside of the Amiga, there are a couple of other things to notice.
First up, moving the joystick ports to the right- hand side has to be one of the most sensible things ever to happen to the Amiga.
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Amiga 600 is exactly what’s wanted in the UK.
We’re the people who have led the dominance of the A500 in Commodore’s sales figures, so we’ve proven exactly what we want. And if anything, the A600 is closer to it than the A500 ever was.
Why? Well, how many A500 owners do you know with more than 2Mb of RAM, a floppy drive and a small hard drive. Expandable though the A500 is, most of us never have a use for that expandability.
The A600 will be bought, just as the A500 was, by people who want a compact games-playing machine that can do more than just play games - a machine with a keyboard, so you can write letters and do homework, and use Deluxe Paint to prove that creativity software can be fun.
Now is the time for Commodore to reduce the price of their entry-level machine. The A600 is a lot cheaper is a work of art in itself; smaller than the average matchbox. Being able to plug the Amiga straight into the telly is going to be a vital step in the right direction. There's also a colour composite video output, which will be incredibly useful for certain people, though not the vast majority of us.
We're now nearing the end of our tour of the new machine, and I think we've covered just about everything. One last thing that's really worth a mention, however, is something you get free with every A600.
Not the Workbench disk, no. Not the manuals or the power supply, either. With every machine there's a warranty for one year for on-site maintenance; the first time this has ever been done with a home computer, as far as we know. This means that if the thing breaks down, you don't have any of the inconvenience of sending it away for repair: you can get a bloke to come round and do it for you. A fairly useful extra.
The reason Commodore are able to do this is that the surface mount circuit boards, once made up and tested, are very unlikely to break down. Such reliability cannot help but be a bonus for all of us, but it's the implications of the offer that are more interesting still.
It seems that the Amiga 600 is being marked out as a slightly different kind of machine. You buy it with a year’s free maintenance in your own home, provided you don't fiddle round inside it. Expansions will be neat plug-in jobs, more than the fiddly hobbyist type of before. There's a limit to how far you can expand it: then it might be time to trade in for a bigger machine. And what that bigger machine might be, only time can tell.
Whatever vou feel about the A600, us current Amiga owners need not feel left out. With over 1.2 million Amigas already in homes in the UK, the majority of which are A500s and A500 Pluses, there is no doubt that hardware will continue to be developed for the older machine. There should be no software compatibility problems. And AMIGA FORMAT will be committed to A500 owners until we cease to exist in 2020. After all, we’ve got seven of them - we're A500 owners, too.
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SO, THE A690 is now called the A570. This is because it’s presently designed to fit on the side of an A500 or an A500 Plus, and not the A600. Remember, for an A500 to make use of one, it has to be modified to have 1Mb of chip RAM. Why’s it got A690 written on it then?
Presumably, Commodore are going to change the design (and certainly the sticker) before releasing this white box later in the year. Bad news for all those people dying to get their hands on one - but there are still problems with it and that’s what this piece is all about. If you see an “exclusive review” elsewhere, don't believe it.
You see, A570s in the shops and the mail order adverts that litter AMIGA FORMAT are still months away. Although the basic design has been firmed up, little things like whether or not it will have a through port for hard drives and memory expansions have still to be decided.
The A570 hasn't got the styling of the A500, in the same way as a GVP or Rochard hard drive.
That's not surprising considering the A590 (official Commodore hard drive) looks like a slab. OK, no points for looks - but it's not ugly, just uninspired.
JULY 1992 Getting it going is very simple indeed. Just plug in the power pack (standard A500 box), plug it into the side of your Amiga, turn everything on and you are there. It doesn’t seem to make any real difference in which order you tum things on - once the A570 is going it automatically starts up and the Amiga displays the CDTV loading screen. If a floppy disk is inserted beforehand, then the computer will start working from that instead.
There is only one control on the A570, a knob. Turning it clockwise turns the unit on with an audible click - turning it any more seems to have no effect whatsoever. Which is odd considering it’s labelled as volume. No manual was supplied to us, but I would expect it to be pretty short and sweet anyway.
In use, it’s brilliant for games, much better than a standard CDTV with that slow infra-red controller. Mice and joysticks work so much faster, making CD Lemmings playable and Town With No Name (almost) enjoyable.
However there were small problems with some games; see “How Compatible?’ opposite.
HEART OF THE MACHINE Inside the box is a right tangle of circuit boards, wires everywhere and a Matsushita CD player mechanism at the heart.
Some of the boards appear to have been hand made, so in theory it’s a prototype - unless Commodore are planning on releasing it above the £300 price. They couldn’t make much profit on it as it is assembled now (in Japan, I hasten to add).
I don’t want to give the wrong impression here - a lot of the circuitry is the same, sexy surface mount technology which is used in the A600 (and which CSA, Cortex and GVP have been using for years). But one or two of the boards look like they fell out of the back of a transistor radio, were run over and repaired.
Serious titles, that is everything that isn't a game, seem to enjoy a much better level of compatibility - probably because they don’t try to do anything clever at all with AmigaDOS.
Good news for those parents and teachers who want to get some of the educational CD titles.
This is probably the most worthwhile use of Amiga CD. Educational software has always lagged far behind the games and business elements. There just isn’t enough space on a floppy for large amounts of sound, pictures and music - learning the fun way.
Most educational software, though, isn’t actually educational at all, and simply consists of standard tests which are normally done with a pencil, paper and somebody to mark them.
CD is the future for educational software, though there will always be CD games and serious titles.
Educational CD titles though are the big factor of Amiga CD. They can be interesting and worthwhile in their own right, without the shadow of tests and exams. OK, tests and exams are necessary in schools, but nobody likes them. Here’s an explanation of what I’m getting at; I took a load of CD titles round to a few friend’s houses recently, none of whom owned an Amiga, and studied their reactions.
I noticed that, while everybody was A NECESSARY CHANGE?
Tht most obvious fix noodod is for Hie volume control fro work. Twist it os I might, it just wouldn't do anything. At first sight it doesn't seem important, but first I'll explain how Hie sound works on an A570. You plug the sound the Amiga Into the back of the A570 via connectors. Then you plug two more from the A570 into your sound system.
The original CDTV put out a very high sound level, enough to distort on all but fairly powerful hi-fi systems (120 watts plus RMS, preferably with a sub-bass unit). Most people don't have a hi-fi that chunky. The CDTV volume control also does not affect sound output. The sound quality is naff when played through a monitor or TV. You can listen on headphones, though there is a socket for thorn on the CDTV and Hie A570.
The problem is that CD sound tends to drown out Amiga sound effects. Plenty of CD Hhes contain real music stored in standard CD form. When it's playing, you can't hoar any overlaid Amiga sound without turning up the volume on your amplifier and disturbing the neighbours, tf the volume controls worked, to alter the output from the CD player, you could find a happy compromise.
As it is, when you hoar some Amiga music mixed with proper music, bolting out at 100 decibels as you walk down the street, just think to yoursoH "They've got an Amiga with a CD player". Oh yes, it plays ordinary music Cds just fine - If very loud.
Impressed with the Planetside demo on the Lemmings disk and enjoyed some of the games, most people involved were much more interested in and spent more time looking at the encyclopaedias, Dr Wellman, and Japan World. Much like when people are left with coffee-table books like atlases and copies of Hutchinson’s, they are happy to browse through them gleaning information. Certainly CDTV was originally pitched as not being an Amiga, and was advertised in national newspapers and lifestyle magazines (certainly not the computer press) as more of a peripheral to attach to your telly; alongside your
video.
As is clear from those people who have bought CDTVs, the main problem has been the scope of the software that has been available; it is pretty limited (see AMIGA FORMAT 32 and 33 for a round up of CD software), and despite the CDTV not being marketed as one, it seems people do want to use them as proper computers. Unfortunately they are then hamstrung by lack of memory, lack of a hard disk option, and expensive keyboards and Game Brick controllers. The A500 and to a certain extent the A600 do not have such problems.
What I’m saying is, when you start mucking about with CD software, looking at it with Workbench and discovering hidden files and pictures you become inspired to go on and on.
They are also very accessible and can be dipped in to and out of. So if that’s what happens with people who buy A570s, it’s got to be good news for the Amiga CD scene.
So will the A570 be the giant spark for the Amiga, inspiring more individuals and businesses to start developing for it? Well certainly what is needed is CD awareness, and that’s what will happen when this box finally hits the streets. A cautious thumbs up - when Commodore iron out the problems and get its long-overdue release sorted out.
HOW COMPATIBLE?
The best Amiga CD game so far, Sim City, does work on the A570. This was specialty written for the CDTV, and works pretty well except for one thing.
After a couple of minutes playing, the mouse pointer will only move left or right. However, the game is still playable, because the cursor keys can be used to move the cursor around instead.
CD Team Yankee (which is exactly the same as the floppy version) does not boot up on the A570.
However, it tells you in the manual to load Workbench first, then click on the icon (Workbench and Shell refer to the A570 as CDO:). The game then works fine.
The worst game for compatibility is, oddly enough, Lemmings. The game boots fine, the mouse pointer whizzes around (I hate playing the game on infra-red) but the in-game sound effects are missing. Don’t ask me why, but when you click on icons or Lemmings you get a dull hissing.
Sometimes the same sound effect plays continually. It ruins the game - what’s Lemmings without the little darlings saying “Oh No!”?
One further point though. The CDTV infra-red controller numbers are mapped to the numeric keypad on the Amiga. And of course what don’t A600s. Yes exactly; numeric keypads. Sure, Commodore will come up with an AmigaDOS patch to bypass this - but not all CD games programmers use AmigaDOS. When the CD player for the A600 comes out (A670?) There could be more serious playability problems.
What is the future of Amiga CD?
38 JULY 1992 Japan and its Neighbours USSR USSR Kuril Islands China Mongolia SENIOR CITIZENS Korea JaPan Ryukyu Islands
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World. Its subject is very specific, but the use of graphics,
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This is the dosing thing to the future of CD we've yet seen.
ANYONE WHO HAS followed the history of the CDTV in this very magazine will know just how important Amiga owners are to the future of the CD concept. Briefly, the argument goes as follows.
CD is the storage medium of the future, capable of holding 600Mb of data and proof against piracy. CD software could be the entertainment and information medium of the future, with games produced in a similar style to movies and with books ousted by reference presentations that combine text, graphics and sound to overwhelming effect.
The technology of the Amiga will do fme for this CD multimedia revolution, but the problem is money. If CD titles that make the most of the medium are developed, they will An example of tfce first generation of CDTV software is Digita's Dr Wellman. It's a medical encyclopaedia for use in the home, it has a lot of good ideas, like a narrator, but it's not quite got the quality edge that CDTV needs.
SttMkr I * k DENTAL HEALTHY SELF ALTERNATIVE HEALTH LIVING EXAMINATION MEDICINE PERSONAL HEALTH HEALTH ASSESSMENT ADULT HEALTH The Amiga CD drive is still not ready for launch - it's about to undergo further revisions. The A500 to which it attaches has been discontinued - the A600 will have its own version but not for some time.
And only a few thousand CDTVs have been sold.
Is the Amiga CD dream about to miss the boat?
Damien Noonan answers some questions.
Cost a lot of money. To make that money back, developers need to know that their titles will sell. The problem is that people won’t buy CDTVs until high-quality titles appear to persuade them it’s worth buying. Catch 22.
The rival to CDTV in what’s called the ‘consumer multimedia’ market, for want of a better description, is a system that’s just been launched in the UK called CDI from Philips.
Apart from having slightly better graphics capability than the CDTV Amiga, it’s actually very similar, right down to the 68000 chip at its heart.
The way Philips have gone, with their enormous resources, is to ensure that a core of high-specification titles has been written prior to the launch. That way, when people pop in to their local electronics store and the CDI catches their eye, they can straight away get hooked on the idea.
Commodore, with their different background, have relied more on developers to come up with titles. Problem is, many of the key developers have been cautious about CD.
But they have one big advantage in that they have a hard core of Amiga users, and if enough Amiga owners buy into CD they have a ready-made user base which will be enough to kick off Amiga CD in the way it needs.
OK, so enough history. We’ve established that Commodore are pretty keen for as many A500 owners as possible to buy CD-ROM drives, to ensure the success of Amiga CD all round. So why is it not on sale yet?
Well, really it’s a pretty tricky piece of technology to get right. The CDTV has a different system, because it has to handle loading from CD. This CDTV system has to take over when you want to run an Amiga from CD, and getting that to work is pretty tricky.
Commodore had just got it right, within certain limits, when everyone started saying the CD-ROM drive should have a through- connector for a hard drive, so it was back to the drawing board again. You almost have to sympathise with the poor people.
The upshot of it all is that the A570 CD ROM drive we’ve taken a look at this month is not a finished version. And we’re not quite sure when there will be a finished version.
What we’re reasonably sure of is the specification. You’ll be able to plug it into an Amiga and play CDTV titles and audio Cds. It will work only on A500s with 1Mb of chip RAM (Pluses and modified Amigas). It will have some kind of SCSI connector for putting a hard drive on the end of. And that’s really all there is to it.
Now, of course the sixty-four-million-dollar question. Is it going to be worth buying one?
Well, one thing is for sure. Once you have bought a CD drive, you aren’t going to lose out. Commodore have succeeded in persuading many of the major software houses to release a lot of their big games on CD as well as on disk. And you’d probably much rather own a nice, safe CD rather than a relatively fragile floppy disk.
That in itself, of course, does not make the CD drive worth getting. What could is the software that you wouldn’t be able to run if you didn’t have a CD drive.
So far, with a couple of exceptions, we haven’t been too impressed with the CDTV titles, considering that some of them are currently pretty expensive. The crunch will come with the so-called ‘second generation’ of titles, coming soon. Prominent among them, and a good example, will be the Trivial Pursuit disc.
Another one we expect good things of is a ‘how it works’ encyclopaedia from a developer called Optonica, of whom we will hopefully be hearing much more. It’s over the next couple of months, when these appear, that CD will start getting pretty exciting. And we’ll be there to keep you up to date on it all.
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thats NEW 1Mb. AMIGA A600 RANGE vhy you 're choosing AMIGA AT LANTASTIC PRICES .. .NOW YOU’ E CHOSEN THE RIGHT COMPUTER, MAKE SURE YOU CHOOSE THE RIGHT DEALER As this issue of the magazine was going to press, Commodore announced these new models - due for release at the end of April 1992.
The details below are provisional, but rest assured the multi title Powerplay pack we are putting together around the 600 will include as usual, a superb value collection of high quality software and accessories. By the time you read this, our plans should be finalised.
PLEASE CONTACT US FOR UP TO THE MINUTE PACK INFORMATION AND AVAILABILITY.
Anyone can be good at selling Amiga or CDTV, but sadly, that’s often where it ends. So, when it’s time to choose the best computer, it's also time to find the best supplier. The one who is not only alw ays competitive, but the one who also gives you the best possible ongoing support for you and your system.
Gordon Harwood Computers, Pioneers of the Complete Pack' approach, have specialised in Commodore, from the earliest VIC 20, to the latest Amiga, for almost a decade... In fact, we've supplied so many, if you ask all your friends, the chances are that some of them can tell you already of our excellent service.
Our service means that we'll help you get the most from your new system straight aw ay. But. If you do have problems, and need that extra hand, that's where we have earned our reputation.
If you d like all this, and more: ? FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL EXPERT ADVICE ? UNLIMITED ACCESS TO CALL IN SUPPORT AND EX-DIRECTORY TELEPHONE TECHNICAL HOTLINE ? ALL ADVERTISED PRICES FULLY VAT INCLUSIVE ? SHOW ROOM DISPLAYS OF OUR EXTENSIAT. RANGE OF H ARDW ARE, SOFTWARE AND PERIPHERALS ? EXPRESS COMPUTERISED MAIL ORDER. STOCK W ARRANTY AND CUSTOMER SUPPORT SYSTEM ? COMPREHENSIVE INSTRUCTIONS WITH ALL SYSTEMS HARDWARE AND HELP BULLETINS WHERE REQUIRED J FREE COLLECTION OF MAJOR HARDWARE ITEMS REQUIRLNG IN W ARRAN TY SERVICE ? NEW PRODUCT 30 D AY REPLACEMENT GUARANTEE ? EXPERIENCED AND TRAINED
SERVICE TECHNICIANS ? AND OF COURSE, THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE RANGE OF RE ALLY COMPETITIV E PRODUCTS AND PACKS ANYWHERE!
These two latest additions to the Amiga family introduce some stunning new features... COMPACT DESIGN: With built-in modulator for smaller INTERFACES: 2 Mouse Joystick ports, Parallel Centronics, desktop footprint. Serial RS232, External Floppy Drive, Direct SMART CARD SLOT: For instant software loading and RF TV Output. RGB Analogue, Composite future expansion.* Colour Video. Stereo Audio. Smart Card Slot, COMPATIBLE: With virtually all Amiga A500+ software. Memory Upgrade Port.
1Mb. RAM: Expandable to 2Mb. Internally with Real Time Clock.* IN HOME SERVICE: Means should a hardware fault develop, a technician will visit your home to service or replace your computer, normally within four working days...FREE!
'It is important to note that the sidecar expansion bus & RAM expansion slot are different from those found on the original Amiga A500 and the current Amiga A500+ computers.
Existing Amiga owners who have peripherals which connect in these ways who wish to upgrade computers, should consider whether the new A600 or its recently launched partner in the Amiga range, the A500+, is the most appropriate for their needs.
Please contact us if you would like to discuss these A570 & A670 CD ROM DRIVES ? ?
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] The Closer you look, The Better we look.
(S cl ew 31* MEGA GAME 1Mb HARWOODS POWERPLAY PACK 1 COMES OF AGE WITH 31* GREAT GAMES & A 1Mb AMIGA A500 PLUS CARTOON CLASSICS WITH THE SIMPSONS, LEMMINGS AND CAPTAIN PLANET PLUS 28* EXTRA GAMES ONLY FROM HARWOODS!!!
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 PLUS...All OUR Amigas are backed by Harwoods Great Service [Please see full details in our Ordering Made Easy' panel final page] C' Commodore agia j»»si i ’ WWW Masao, a ¦util" prn "Hull u:i wiallf1
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U THAT'S RIGHT HARWOODS HAVE PUT TOGETHER THE ULTIMATE STARTING WITH POWERPLAY PACK 1 WHICH INCLUDES Just look at what you get NOW... 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, 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.
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 reserve the right to substitute individual software titles or pack items should the need arise.
Our packs always contain Professional Games NOT HD or multi-game disktjtles
* OUR POWERPLAY PACK 1 PREVIOUSLY CONTAINED 21 GREAT GAMES BUT,
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!
DRIVIN1 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 TOO!
Priced at an INCREDIBLE .95 Including VAT POWERPIAY PACKS All our packs contain the new Amiga A500 Plus.
(1. 3 Amigas may stilt he available to special order, please
enquire.)
HARWOOD'S GREAT 1Mb AMIGA 500 PLUS 'MEGA 31*'PACK 3 Thafs right you get the fantastic Amiga & ALL THE EXTRAS detailed in Harwoods "Mega 31** Games Pack 1 (far left) AND... then you also get... THE SUPERB PHILIPS CM8833 II STEREOCOLOUR MONITOR Our monitor section on page 6 gives full details for your fl , choice of Philips Monitors & Monitor TV’sBS P 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 CD MONITOR PACK V-1 CD
Vh o ° 5 CO CD 73 c I »J C- c d - CD c PACK TWO OR...YOU CAN CHOOSE A PHILIPS MONITOR TV AT NO EXTRA COST!
See page 6 for FULL details of this remarkable Fast Text Monitor TV OR...YOU CAN CHOOSE A PHILIPS MONITOR TV AT NO EXTRA COST!
See page 6 for FULL details of this remarkable Fast Text Monitor TV THE SUPER STAR LC 200 COLOUR PRINTER... Featuring... 185 40 cps, Full Colour 9 Pin NLQ Dot Matrix Printer with a FREE Dust Cover and cable to your Amiga.
(See printer panel for details) A SPECIAL PACK FROM HARWOOD'S YOU SEE AND HEAR THOSE GAMES WITH SUPERB CLARITY u g c3 £ P-H CU--2 U 3 C c £S99-53 j_C200 WITH A Cn COLOUR AT MO E OR_ IF YOU PR' COLOUR sssss I STARS LC200A Our monitor section on page 6 gives M details for your choice of Philips Monitors & Monitor TV’s Including VAT HARWOODS LEARN & PLAY PRIMARY & JUNIOR PACK A III Get your children off to the right computing start with this software leam and play Compendium 6 pack... | ' I KIDS TYPE, WEATHER WATCHER, A CALENDAR QUIZ, WORDS & NUMBERS, HHJCATION j GAME SET & MATCH, WHAT IS IT
?- WHERE IS IT? .. ' A* Active, enquiring young minds will love the fun of these six entertaining but educahonaJ titles. 1 I Your children probably won't even realise :fv M &S, that their ‘lessons' have begun!!!. H0MEBASE Ideal home storage system. Keep household lists, . I 111 student records etc. Easy to use 'push button' controls.
PRIMARY MATHS COURSE (I Around 24 modules in this course from 3 yrs old 1 ' . ,1J right up to secondary level Follows N.C. 111 READING & WRITING COURSE : Ek. F : C A- ¦ m 24 module course. Teaching from the computer and books. For early starters & the dyslexic. _ , _______________ A GREAT EDUCTIONAL PACK r | sL A; FOR YOUR CHILDREN AT A Vay*2 FRACTION OF THE NORMAL COST W vat "IT'S THE- BUSINESS cr a w P-H 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 PROFESSIONAL PACK OR...YOU CAN CHOOSE A PHILIPS MONITOR TV AT NO EXTRA COST!
See page 6 for FULL details of this remarkable Fast Text Monitor TV HARWOODS LEARN & PLAY GCSE ’O' LEVEL PACKB GCSE examination level studies on your Amiga computer that's tun!
MICRO ENGLISH, MICRO FRENCH AND MICRO MATHS A set of three complete self-tuition courses to GCSE level which can also be used for revision work. Al 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 aH the tools you'B need to create effective written work. Ideal for home work, projects etc. or for the famiies letters. Text wraps automaticaly around graphics, even as you type!
Includes a built-in database and Forms Manager.
H0MEBASE Homebase is the ideal information storage program for things Ske household fests, student notes, and children s educational projects. Inc. clearly labelled 'push button' controls and dear comprehensive reference manuals.
EDUCATION WE MEAN BUSINESS AT A GREAT PACKAGE PRICE OF JUST... A GREAT EDUCTIONAL PACK FOR YOUR CHILDREN AT A FRACTION OF THE NORMAL COST Including VAT
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* DELUXE PAINT III Now with ANIMATION ? MICROSWITCHED JOYSTICK
* 10 BLANK 3.51 DISKS
* DISK UBRARY CASE
* MOUSE MAT
* 3 TAILORED DUST. COVERS ADD A CUMANA CAX 354 SECOND DRIVE FOR
JUST £50 TO HELP RUN THOSE BUSINESS PACKS MORE EFFICIENTLY
CoPtp er§ ALFRETON DERBYSHIRE The Closer you look, The Better
we look.
CDTV ACCESSORIES SOUND wwds m CD 1220 KEYBOARD CD 1252 MOUSE CD 1200 TRACKBALL CD 1400 CADDY CD 1401 MEMORY CARD CBM FLOPPY DRIVE CD 1301 GENLOCK ROCLITE 3.5“ DRIVE =: l_ LU x X I O LU z
* * o RGB Monifcjr (recommended) IN CAMERA OR VCR OUT VCR NEW
lower PRICE Mode Switch-box for Genlocks 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.
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... DONT 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.
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.
ALL THIS FOR JUST £499.95 Please call for latest availability.
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 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 CdNTAINING 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 SIGN 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.
PRO-GEN Amiga Genlock 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: HARWOODS AMIGA PRO-GEN NEW LOWER PRICE STOP PRESS PRO-GEN... NOW INCLUDES A VERY VERSATILE MULTI COMPONENT VIDEO TO GENLOCK 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. A KIT TO START YOU OFF RIGHT FROM THE MOMENT YOU OPEN THE BOX!!!
ESSRffi* ONLY £99.95 £29.95 UHFTV All our packs contain the new Amiga .4 500 Pius.
(l. j Amigas may still he arailahle to special order, please
enquire.)
AMIGA DRIVES & MEMORY ft Features Include ft Long connecting cable ft 1Mb, (880K Formatted) ft Enable Disable Switch, ft Throughport ft Access Light ft Compatible with Amiga500 1000 1500 2000 3000 and CDTV ft Capacities of 52 to420Mb ft Connects to sidecar bus on L H side of A500 A500 Plus ft Autoboots with Kickstart 1.3 2.0, boot enable disable switch ft Sockets for up to 8 Mb of RAM ft SCSI Port allows up to 7 other devices to be connected ft Supplied with easy to use software ft 2 Year Warranty ft Dedicated PSU ft Mini slot for future expansion ft PC-AT Emulator planned to be fl-H i OO CD G
0J Tj o cn CD « GVP AMIGA A500 HARD DRIVES i | 1 GVP AMIGA 1500 2000 HARD DRIVES | RAM CAPACITN t RAM CAPACITY SIZE 52Mb.
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£289.95 £409.95 £639.95 £1169.95 2Mb.
£419.95 £529.95 £799.95 2Mb.
£359.95 £479.95 £709.95 £1239.95 4Mb.
£489.95 £599.95 £869.95 4Mb.
£429.95 £549.95 £779.95 £1309.95 8Mb.
£629.95 £739.95 £999.95 8Mb.
£559.95 £879.95 £899.95 £1429.95
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SOFTWARE DONT JUST PLAY GAMES WHEN YOU CAN LEARN WITH YOUR
AMIGA TOO!
MICRO MATHS-24 easy to use programs for GCSEfO'LeveO £18.95 revision or self tuition MEGA MATHS-A9 level step by step tuition course. For mature £20.95 beginners, 'A1 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. £18.95 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 speffing skills.
HOMEBASE- Home storage prog., ideal for those household ists, £19.95 childrens educational projects, student notes etc. Easy to use 'Push Button1 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 chikJs interest whist they learn. KIDS TYPE - Large characters & coiurful 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 timer1.
WHAT IS IT? WHERE IS IT? - Leam 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!!!
1Mb. 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!
JY Low power consumption 2 Yr Guarantee!
A GREAT NEW OFFER FROM HARWOODS 94 £40.00
0. 5 Mb PRO-RAM ft Compatible with Amiga A500 and 500 Plus ft
Gives A500 a total of 1Mb Memory + Clock A AP Gives 500 Plus a
total of 1.5Mb Memory 4W£7«79 £lh'= ZJ G M er G W WAN AMIGA
SOFTWARE Music-X: The ultimate software for professional MIDI
sequencing. The software indudes a configurable librarian
and a synthesiser patch editor. All you need to recreate a
song can be recalled from one performance file induding
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.)
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 dub 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. Indudes 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 induding 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 1Mb. 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 CANT LIST THEM ALL HERE SO PLEASE CALL US IF YOU CANT SEE THE PROGRAM YOU REQUIRE, ITS PROBABLY IN STOCK1 Pen Pal
V. 13 WORD PROCESSOR DATABASE With Pen Pal you can mix text, 4096
colour graphics & data in ways no other w p can! "Ifs 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 BUY ALL THREE AMOS OQQ QC PROGRAMS FOR
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- O AMAS 2 for the AMIGA Following in the footsteps of one oi 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 the 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 1his 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 quaUty
product in the knowledge that it is hot only compatible with
existing Microdeal products but will also be with future ones.
MAIN SCREEN What is AMAS 2 Amas 2 is a high quality sound sampler and -midi interface foj the Amiga range of .computers. The sampler cartridge in its stylish wedge shaped box enclosed in this package plugs into the printer and serial ports at the rear of the 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 similar. • .
THE SPECIAL EFFECTS CONTROL PANEL The Sampling Software Every feature' you would expect to find in a professional editing suite including; .
* Real time record play ghost, markers * •* Playback vOjumes*- .
* Cut or Delete selected sample area . , . ’ ’.Decrease volume-;
.
* Mix sample with full 'or half volume •• * * * Increase volume '
. ;'
* Shrink in by 25% 50% 75% 'by drag or wipe * Bounce -sample '• .
'•
* Fade in out with selectable degree of fade * Paste sample
* Filter sample with soft medium hard filter* • • . * trigger
recording
* Selectable trigger volumes. . . * Cigar lefty right samples
* Record, frequency from 3.0 to 55.9-Khz* . . * Loop sample
* Full editing and control facility for left right channels •
* Software selectable left and right.digital input volume
controls (255 levels) ¦ 3D DISPLAY OF SAMPLE FREQUENCIES (FFT)
STEREO OSCILLOSCOPES The Special Effects Software For the first
time ever yoy can emulate special sound effects- in real 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 •' •, . ; •* . • r including
Echo, Reverb; Ramp, Pitch up down, Stefeo bounce; Multi, echo
•.
Chorus, Phaser, Reverse and-Pitch* bend.. •’ ‘ ’ Fully programmable .special effects so that customised-effects can be recalled-.' •
* Samples can be re-played back through the special effects
menu.'- .. • : STEREO SPECTRUM ANALYZERS The Analytical
Software * A whole host of pro-type analytical functipns
include; ’ 3D'display of sample frequencies (Fast fourier
transform)'- • ' . .*' ’
* 3D display, also includes 2D envelope display plus sample
information.
* Built in Stereo spectrum analyzer • ' " . '
* . Stereo Oscilloscopes with trigger markers . • The MIDI
software Easily accessable from pull down menus the new
MIDI.software suite allows you to trigger samples using either
and .external MIDI keyboard or the Amigas keyboard. Just look
at' these features; . • . ' .. •: ;iv . ... Y
* Selectable MIDI channels • * Multiple MIDI keyboard‘splits
* 2.voice polyphonic (Stereo) *. Load Save sample
set‘(with'.settings splits). .
* Up to 18 Stereo or Mono samples can be mapped onto the keyboard
, ’ .
DIGITAL INPUT VOLUME CONTROL IT ' .....| ¦' microdeal © COPYRIGHT 1991 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Other innovative features We know this product is years ahead of its'time and these additional features justify-our boast; ... . ; ’ New style stereo cartridge ; * Microphone included in package -
* Produces stand alone executable sample, files'. .* PAL NTSC,
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* Saves in IFF Raw lnstrument1 3 5 Octave •.. * Save customised
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Number ... Please allow 28 days for delivery SEND TO: Microdeal PO BOX 68 St Austell Cornwall England PL25 4YB THE SUNSHINE BAND In the arid wasteland they call the AMIGA FORMAT office, not a soul is stirring. Gone is the chatter of happy voices; past is the time of squabbling for temporary ownership of the office Amigas. Why?
It is a time of great rejoicing. High up in the sky, through the hole in the ozone layer, we have seen a large orange disc that was once known as ‘Ye Sunne.’ As a result, a Lemming-like fever has overtaken our staff. Dashing madly out of the building, tearing their clothes asunder, our motley crew disappeared on a variety of futile missions, laughingly called holidays.
But we have a feeling they'll be back before long.
Already the Amigas are transmitting the special recall- signals that will bring them scuttling home and return the sky to its natural dark grey in time for August.
It's here at last, folks! Summer is upon us. Think of the outdoor pursuits that await you: deckchair-wrestling, UV-induced skin-peeling, and getting stuck in traffic going to the beach.
It's time to unplug your Amiga life-support unit and be seen in public protecting yourself with Screenplay: the games- junkie's antidote to sensory deprivation. Apply liberally!
Holiday pursuit: Going to Rio de Janeiro in a desperate bid to conquer the ascent of the Earth Summit (because it's there).
Being recalled by: Dune from Virgin.
Holiday pursuit: abseiling down the 70-storey O & Y Canary Wharf building in London's Docklands (because it's spare).
Being recalled by: Parasol Stars from Ocean.
Find out who's top of the league in our stunningly Sensible Soccer round-up.
It's big, it's bold and it's no secret - Monkey Island 2 is here, and it's amazing.
PAGE 62 JULY 1991 Holiday pursuit: roaming the country, judging the EEC Dirtiest Beach, armed with a long stick.
Being recalled by: Secret of Monkey Island 2 from US Gold.
Holiday pursuit: digging the Jubilee line to Stratford as part of the "Discover Shakespeare Experience".
Being recalled by: Legend from Mindscape.
If you're still thirsting for hot weather, check out Dune. It's a sand-stormer!
What's red-hot and still cool at the same time? It PAUL TYRRELL STEVE JARRATT Holiday pursuit: a two-week intensive course in ball-boy management at Wimbledon.
Being recalled by: Global Effect from Millennium Electronic Arts.
Holiday pursuit: night-time hot-air ballooning over Sellafield reprocessing plant, to discover the secret of personal fluorescence.
Being recalled by: Links from US Gold.
Holiday pursuit: appearing in "Goodbye Cruel World" at the Beachy Head Cliffside Open Air Theatre.
Being recalled by: Lure of the Temptress from MARCUS DYSON MAFF EVANS Holiday pursuit: buzzing Glastonbury festival in his dayglo helicopter, playing "The Ride of the Valkyrie" and dropping smoke bombs.
Being recalled by: Fire and Ice from Renegade.
Holiday pursuit: holding a benefit gig in his council allotment in aid of vegetable-cruelty charities throughout the world.
Being recalled by: Sim Ant from Ocean.
NEIL WEST Holiday pursuit: Going to Barcelona for the Olympics without a ticket (and entering the Men's 100m Gate-Crash).
Being recalled by: Starush from UBISoft.
Take a look into the Amiga Format crystal ball and see what the future holds in store for your gaming pleasure. Roll on the... LORD BLEV8 MOUES 18 VITAL 8 7 HEALTH SS ENC -» MELEE : BO AIMING +5 ?
DETECT 20 I SEEING I0 ARROWS 8 BOLT8 2 . - JSSSf CD or just plain seedy? Gremlin's Zool features a Sonic lookalike in a crazy world of ninja fun.
It may look sweet, but this place is deadly. Zool takes on the unanswerable Smarties from hell.
JULY 1992 On his travels, Zool makes use of many strange items, like this piano keyboard and music sheet.
Of “weirdest people in the universe' and you get to knacker up your joystick hand once again. It's enthralling, it's entertaining, and it’s due next month.
This month sees another huge crop of forthcoming releases from software houses big and small. Impressions are busy polishing the armour and oiling the leg-braces on their latest fantasy role-player.
Paladin 2. Impressions reckon they've at last hit the right mix, by combining the playability of Breach 2 with graphics that will make you swoon. And you know, they just might be right this time. Look out for it very soon.
Over at Millennium, things are hotting up for the Offfishal Aquabatic Games, featuring none other than James Pond in a wealth of water-related sports. Deep under the Atlantic, in the long- lost city of Atlantis, our man is vying for the top slot, up against the hardened underwater agents of FI5H. Look out for a damp puddle on your Workbench, sometime next month.
It must be something to do with the weather; everyone's going a bit nuts at the moment. Those strange chaps at System 3 have just announced their forthcoming platform game is to feature, er, a lump of putty. Yes! Not your linseed oil, hold-the-windows-in type putty, but the sort you can bend, stretch and peel the ink off newspapers with. Their flexible friend, Silly Putty, is destined to be something of a stormer, and word has it that a Creditable Big Manufacturer (if you get the hint) has already taken the splodgy blue character to its heart and is adopting him as their mascot. We shall see
more this September.
Other crazy goings-on are occurring at Codemasters. To celebrate the release of yet another Dizzy game. Dizzy and the Lost Treasure of the Yolk Folk (god, who invents these names?), the mad Codepersons are including scratch 'n' sniff cards in the "Once more into the Breach", says Impressions, but this time they've put some half- decent graphics in their new Paladin 2. Could this be a contender for the first Impressions Format Gold?
Codemasters game-designer, Shan Savage, attempts to convince the world that elephants make good household pets.
Just don't leave them locked in your car on hot days, OK.
WORK IN PROGRESS UALLEy No, it's not Sonic the Hedgehog (despite the resemblance), it's Zoo I. Gremlin's Ninja of the Nth Dimension. OK, so he’s the star of a platform game, but that’s where the similarity ends. Zool is. As they say, a different kettle of worms. Zool is a versatile little character, able to run, jump, punch, kick, shoot, spin and climb. Much like your average neighbourhood kid. Except that he has the ability to use magic, something most kids can only dream of.
His mission in life is to make it through seven levels of madcap mayhem, each full to the brim of puzzles and problems to solve on the way. His journey begins in the Sweet world, a place inhabited by liqourice pokers, jelly blobs and exploding cherries. But this place is far from sweet, as Zool is bound to discover the first time he goes up against the chocolate spikes. If he's smart, he'll use his magic clone to clear a path through and help him conquer the choc horrors.
After this, Zool has to make his way through the Music world - where harmony is not always the order of the day. Crazy cellos, deadly drumsticks and crushing cymbals are all hell-bent on Zool's destruction. But a tune on the magic piano may restore tranquillity to the troubled scene.
And so it goes on. Through the Tool world where drills and saws are your deadliest enemies, on to the world of Fruit, where a pomegranate in the hand is worth a life sentence or two. Gremlin's designers attempt to prove to the world that they alone hold the title Ishar: Legend of the Fortress Silmarils Expected: July boxes. Codie PR person, Richard Eddy, has been spotted rubbing small sheets of paper over various parts of his anatomy recently, but we're not sure if that's got anything to do with it. Slightly less madly, they're also preparing a jamboree bag of games. Cartoon Collection,
which features five arcade games, three of which are previously unreleased. They're also busy poking fun at pachyderms, in CJ in Space, an elephant-orientated platform game. The Codies' designer, Shan Savage, is pictured above "gathering research material" from Tonzi and Mimbu (the ones on the right) at Twycross Zoo.
Let's hope she has a large plastic bag to carry it all home in.
Hot on the heels of Eye of the Beholder 2, is Ishar: Legend of the Fortress. This fantasy role-playing game looks every bit as good as the classic US Gold hit. Fans of clerics and wizards will be pleased to know Ishar spells are many and varied: you can mix and match herbal ingredients to your heart's content.
Ishar has some incredible graphic moments, like the first time you stumble upon a town. This is something even Eye of the Beholder hasn't come close to doing well, and Ishar currently holds the crown for “most promising outdoor fantasy adventure".
Moody graphics and a deep, dark plot make Ishar an adventure worth a closer look. But will it turn out to be an Eye of the Beholder-beater?
Ugh!
Play Byte Expected: July Play Byte's latest German offering features a caveman (Ugh) and his bride-to-be. She wants to marry him but he doesn't have any money. Ugh makes a pedal-powered helicopter to transport cavemen. He can then make enough cash to convince his fiancee he has honourable intentions .
International Sports Challenge Empire Expected: July Risky Woods EA Expected: July r 7*) If you go down to the woods today, you wanna be blimming careful. Those weirdos from Electronic Arts have been lurking there for ages building their latest platform game. The place has been brimming with strange men in monkish habits and nutters leaping from tree to tree.
European Football Championship Domark Expected: July Euro-Soccer (as it's currently known) from Creative Edge is a bit of a latecomer to the Championships.
How will it score? Will it be finished before the ref blows the final whistle?
As football fever reaches its peak this month, news is filtering in from Scottish programming team. Creative Edge, who're busy toiling over their Euro-Soccer. Touted as "the business" by team- managers and club chairmen everywhere. Euro-Soccer features full use of the Amiga's Overscan mode, over 300 frames of player animation, multiple offensive modes and sampled speech. Surprisingly, they're still looking for a publisher, but are confident that it'll be on sale by the time the Championships are underway. Talk about doing up your laces as you run on to the pitch!
If footie-talk is not your idea of refined, genteel conversation, you may find MicroProse's Civilisation more your cup of tea.
Set on Earth in the year 4,000 BC, it puts you in charge of a nomadic tribe which you have to guide to civilisation. Your brethren gradually increase in number, bringing with them all the problems of modern existence - economics, politics, and war. This isn't helped by the fact that certain real-life figures, like Napoleon and Ghengis Khan, make guest appearances and generally upset the apple-cart.
Look out for a world of trouble during July.
51 JULY 1992 Other Microprose titles waiting in the stables include ATAC - a flight-sim-cum-strategy game which pitches you against the Columbian drug-barons, and Darklands - MicroProse's first fantasy role-player, set in 15th century mediaeval Germany. Darklands features hand-drawn and digitised artwork, though we're not quite sure how Microprose managed to take a video-camera back 500 years. More news in August, when we hope to find out.
Yo ho ho and ruptured hernia! Empire take to the track in an attempt to make everyone fitter This pack of sports games features swimming, cycling, diving, show-jumping, shooting and a nice warm marathon to round off with. Phew!
There's over 2,000 combinations of events.
Cool Croc Twins Empire Expected: July Nice one, Cyril. Domark jump on the bandwagon with their new footie game. "A passable, but not inspiring bit of footwork from Domark, and we see the game disappearing into the back of the net." "Yeah, Elton, and just in time, the ref's just blown his whistle." Roll on Wimbledon, eh?
Old Commodore fans will remember Stavros Fasoulas - the Finnish shoot- em-up king from a few years back.
Now he's arrived on the Amiga, with Galactica; a non-violent shoot-em-up.
Strange, eh?
Mega Traveller 2 Empire Expected: July It's a platform game that'll have you standing on your head. Punk and Funk, the twins, are aiming to win over a young female, Daisy Crocette . They chase her through 60 levels of side-to-side madness in order to win her love.
Sounds like a croc of (snip... Ed), doesn't it?
Empire embark upon the MegaTraveller sequel: Quest for the Ancients. This time, they're promising better graphics and a plot to make your hair turn grey. We'll take some convincing (after the disaster that was MegaTraveller 1), but the first reports are very promising.
Over in Finland, a new software company is taking shape.
Terramarque, brainchild of long-established programming genius Stavros Fasoulas, is soon to release Galactic, a non-violent shoot- em-up centred around a king who has a few problems with a pack of strange cards. Using a software-controlled six-channel sound system and 160 colours on-screen at once. Galactic could be something rather special. Look out for a review real soon.
Another virgin software house experimenting with strange games are Virgin. They're slaving over Apocalypse, the opposite of Terramarque's anti-violence. It's basically a free-for-all fire-fight in the depths of the jungle. The rules are simple: fly there in your chopper, and shoot, shoot, shoot. Oh, and if you get the chance, rescue a few prisoners of war too. Preferably sometime in the Summer, when you can do it all from the safety of your Amiga.
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I. f be plotted on your rriap IF1 p7 53 JULY 1992 Each town has a
number of buildings which you can attempt to control. Vital
resources help your anti-war effort.
When you meet a new character, you can either agree to their demands to get them on your side, or try a bit of subterfuge, threatening behaviour or turn on the charm.
But these charades might waste more of your precious time.
Real politik Modelled closely on the recent struggles in Russia, Ashes of Empire is set in a vast group of disparate provinces. Each one used to be part of a giant totalitarian state which is now crumbling fast. You’re the equivalent of the UN peace-keeping force, and your job is to visit each province trying to restore order. You do this in a number of ways; by gaining the support of the inhabitants (using anything from honesty and charm to skullduggery and violence), and by taking over all military and civilian buildings you come across. If you can hold sway over the entire province within
the time limit, your mission is deemed successful and you can proceed to the next one.
No Midwinter-style game would be complete without the customary fractal map, and First there was Midwinter, then came Flames of Freedom, soon there’ll be Ashes of Empire from Mirage. The brainchild of Mike Singleton, Ashes of Empire uses an improved Midwinter-sty e 3D system to provide you with a massive task - the restoration of peace to a troubled group of European states. If you’ve been watching the news lately, you’ll know just how hard it's been for the UN to do the same thing in Yugoslavia. But with Ashes of Empire you get a chance to see just how hard that really is.
Ashes of Empire is no exception. However, the one here is far larger than anything you’ve seen before in its predecessors. It’s also full of new features which make it much more useful than before. Now you can click on any number of locations and instruct the system to find the shortest route between them. Even complex routes can be chosen, enabling you to visit a whole string of towns, one after the other. A keypress takes you into the cockpit of your fighter, and off it flies under auto-pilot, to the first of your destinations.
Apart from this facility, the map has a few other neat features. For instance, you can look at a chosen area from the side, and see a 3D, isometric style of view which shows all the i • i _ _ Bombproof Lo imp I ox of Uo-sL-sK Deborah, Cho colonoU is in Lho ¦•.•¦ioi.uinq room, xho ssgs sho will join gour side if you will deliuer a palette of food and a bale ot clobhinq. Deborah also says that Doctor rilqarotti was in this town S hours aqo but he left for Bettor-an. He is expected back in 4 hours. Lieutenant Administr ator tqk was in this town lc hours aqo but he- left for Bettor an. He is
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Ssy peaks and troughs in the landscape. Another option lets you remove all the water from the oceans and lakes. This isn’t as useless as it sounds, because it lets you see how deep the seabed is. This, in turn, is very useful if you’re intending to cross oceans in a submarine.
In short, Ashes of Empire involves you travelling all around the troubled provinces, meeting people and attempting to persuade them to join your side. Every building has at least one member of staff who’s responsible for the place. You have to convince them that you’re worth following and in return you’ll receive a few goodies and their undying support. You do this using a number of ‘intention icons’ which convey your mood to the person you meet. You can try tricking them, frightening them, sweet-talking them and a whole range of other ploys, but only two will work.
Each failed attempt wastes you a bit of time, which you can ill afford to lose.
Ashes to ashes Occasionally, you’ll find the location of one of the special characters. These are members of specific factions who have special skills. They can be nurses, doctors, builders or have some other useful profession. If you can convince them to join you, they bring their skills, (and possibly even a few thousand votes) over to your side. Using these special characters, you can create teams of people to help repair and rebuild much needed supply-lines, or destroy the remnants of the old oppressive society which once ruled. Finding and enlisting the specials is the key to Ashes of
Empire, - without support, you don’t stand a chance.
As you read this, Mike Singleton and co are busy putting the finishing touches to Ashes of Empire, which they expect to release next month. True to form, it’s a massive game that’ll engross you for weeks - if you thought Flames of Freedom was an epic, you’re in for the campaign of your life. We’ll be on hand to give you the review, just as soon as we can pull the game out of Mike’s clenched fist.
THE NEXT BIG THING You haven't got time to hang around - there's work to be done. And chaining yourself to skeletons is the most pointless political statement you could make. Cut out the bull, and chop off the dead wood - it's time to face your inner demons... 54 JULY 1992 There was a time when people bought System 3 games on the strength of their track record, but nowadays we’re more cautious. After the massive success of their first title, the award-winning Last Ninja, System 3 seemed like they could do no wrong.
But a crop of particularly “so-so” games, like Dominator and Tusker, made everyone think twice about the hype, and look closely at the quality. For System 3, these must have been trying times, watching their hard-earned prestige crumble. But everything comes to he who waits, and now they could regain their premier league epithet. Is it a promise, or just myth?
Last chance A long time in coming (and an even longer in testing, thanks to System 3’s supremo, Mark Cale, who’s not averse to last-minute redesigns), Myth is without a doubt their best effort since Last Ninja. It needed to be, too.
Essentially a platform arcade game, Myth is a good, scrolling shoot-em-up to boot. Fairly ordinary start, you might think, but what makes it special is the combination of mythological adventure and superb graphic flair. A platform game it might be, but it’s also a mildly educational romp through the more legendary moments of history.
The plot is basic, but not too boring. An evil god, Damaron, has hijacked the power of several mythological good gods, like Odin, Tutankhamen and Aphrodite, and turned it against mankind. Your job is to vanquish the evil one, and restore the balance of power. You begin your quest in Hades, the ancient Greek hell, where you have to bash your way, bareknuckle fashion, through hordes of skeletons.
Now we’ve seen this all before, in games like Ghosts and Goblins, but Myth makes it more realistic. In true Ray Harryhausen style, the skellies in Myth hobble towards you, lunging and staggering as if they’d just escaped from Jason and the Argonauts.
Let's hope you've got your flame-retardant keks on, or you'll never sit down again.
Challenging the Nidhra the Dragon is not the head-up, face- to-face slug-out you'd expect. Cunning, subterfuge and a bit of stand-off skill is the order of the day.
In the software game, you're the one who keeps the score - and you don't forget. Neil Jackson attempts to discover whether System 3 can make it back into everyone's good books.
Hot-foot your way through Hell and hack off the heads of the Hydra. It's hard work, but with a little help from a few de mi-gods on the way, you just might make it. Destined to be a chart-topper. Myth has everything a growing psycho needs to boost his capacity for mayhem and mindless violence.
History or Mythtery?
After a few rumbles, you fmd a sword which makes things easier. With a bit of deft joystick control, you can hack and slash to your heart’s content. A few useful joystick positions enable you to slice behind you without turning around, or separate skulls from shoulders with a single cut. Smooth animation (which puts old hands like Gods to shame) is accompanied by t excellent samples which are almost worthy of a pukka arcade machine. Groans and sobs emanate from the background, and the sound of the fires of Hades gets louder as you approach the source of the noise. On top of all this, screams
and guttural chants mark the progress of your combat, creating a welter of high-tension atmosphere.
Demon play Completing each of the 10 levels requires a measure of reflex skill and puzzle-solving ability. In the Hades area you need to cut down a skeleton from a chain in the ceiling, and then slice off his head so that it falls into the flames below. This triggers the arrival of a huge demon, and his more diminutive henchmen - kill the henchman and he’ll leave you a trident, which is the only thing that’ll get you past the Chimera that guards the exit. Without revealing too many of the surprises, that’s generally the idea for the rest of the levels; hacking your way through to find
items which you need to progress. Most of the quests are self-evident, but a few will only seem obvious if you can remember the myths and legends involving the gods you meet.
As you roam through Greek mythology, Norse longboats and Egyptian tombs, you’re bound to be impressed at both Myth's style and atmosphere, but you may also need to spend a few hours sorting yourself out with the control methods. They’re not implausibly tough, like some multi-function control systems can be, but they do require you to have a reasonably positive joystick so that you can accurately reach the diagonals. Sloppy old porridge-stir- rers will get you killed, frustratingly, time and time again. 0?
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FOOTBALL CRAZY Once every two years, sad qualifying runs excepted, football fever hits the nation as a random selection of the home nations head for the finals. Could we resist joining in as well? Of course not!
Damien gets that footie feeling.
Two halves quest to capture the interest of committed footie fans who happen to own an Amiga, but it’s also been a quest to capture the speed and excitement that is football... The first footie games were management sims, where the player juggled teams full of characters with various mathematical attributes, the computer decided the games on the roll of a virtual dice and you never even got to see a ball being kicked. Not so much a game of two halves as a game of one dimension. Some people liked the realism, most found it dull as hell.
There were action footie games before, but footie As We Know It Today really arrived in the tournament-free summer of 1989. Even that short time ago, the eight-bit computers led the way and it was on the Commodore 64 that two potential giants emerged. Each represented a tradition of football games that has been continued ever since.
One, named after Liverpool and England “Crazy Horse” Emlyn Hughes, was the standard arcade-style football game. The view was from the side of the pitch and play scrolled left to right, big, heavily-animated sprites jerked across the pitch and ran as if in slots on the ground. Fun, but the effect was mechanical rather than free-flowing.
The other, MicroProse Football, started a new genre. It was viewed from over the pitch, looking directly down. The players seemed small and the pitch large but play flowed freely and was fast and exciting, the ball seemed to be more important than the players and there was even room for exciting tricks like banana shots. The world held its breath and waited.
Probably that tells the tale in itself. Football games are popular just because football is popular, simple as that. And whenever one of the major international competitions comes round again, football fever takes off in the four nations of these fair isles, and football fever hits the Amiga too.
The story of football games on the Amiga has been a long and twisted one. It’s been a 56 JULY 1992 The very late tackle Ever heard the phrase "that tackle was so late he got him in the bath after the game?” Well, Kick Off has its equivalent. Hack down a player when he's out of touch; he'll get a free kick, but as soon as he takes it, you'll be awarded a throw. Mildly annoying.
Do you have a favourite Kick Off bug?
Send it in to us at: Letters, AMIGA FORMAT.
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CLASSIC KICK OFF BUGS Mad and frantic as Kick Off can be, it comes as no surprise when it decides to throw a fit and do something deeply and ridiculously strange. Here's a collection of our favourite bugs... The bribed referee corner... You've just won a comer and are planning to lob the ball into the box for your big Number 10 to head into the back of the sack, when both teams rush in a frantic herd to the other end of the pitch and your opponent gets to take a comer kick instead. Bad news, unless it happens to your opponent.
The time-trap toudillne A careless through ball to your star winger is pushed just too far and heads out of touch at the comer. Somehow it manages to cross the line just exactly where the goal line meets the sideline, to a degree of accuracy at which quantum laws of physics come into operation. The ball is caught somewhere in a time trap and hovers, flickering, above the line as a referee operating outside the laws of space and matter blows an unending whistle. Reset is the only answer.
The endless game It's a close match, but you've fought to get a goal ahead and there's only 30 seconds left. You think you're on the verge of winning, but suddenly the dock stops and you know it won't restart until someone scores a goal. Five minutes of frantic play later, your opponent nets the equaliser and victory slips away. Major league irritation.
What is it that makes football games so popular? They are popular, you’d better believe it. Only the latest Arnold Schwarzenegger film licence is as good a way of getting people to buy computer games as the simple expedient of making football its subject.
There have been all kinds of football games, from dry-as-a-bone statistical management simulations to football trivia quiz games.
Footie games have licensed the name of almost any popular football team or player: Everton, Liverpool, Man United, Paul Gascoigne, Gary Lineker, John Barnes. The list goes on.
* Football is not a matter of life and death. It's more important
than that.” Bill Shankly (JTp FOOTBALL CRAZY THE "I BET YOU
DIDN'T KNOW THAT! “ HISTORY Football in England usually took
the form of the entire male populations of two villages
struggling to get a sheep's bladder to either a stream or
road several miles apart. You can still see this game played in
Ashbourne, Derbyshire, once a year: it's mad!
The entire population of two English villages scrumming for a pig's bladder isn't quite the whole story of Association football. It's much more weird and wonderful than that... The earliest recorded football player is a Chinese magistrate who died in 83 BC. A carving on the wall of his tomb shows him kicking a football and records him as the world's first known footballer.
Football is part of a tradition of worship stretching back thousands of years for Shinto priests in Japan.
Even today, a ceremony is performed where priests clad in colourful silk robes gather in a small circle in a temple. The ball is brought in balanced in the branches of a small tree, and the priests then play keeping the ball off the ground, showing tremendous football skills.
Football used to be played in South American civilisations using the head of a defeated enemy wrapped up in a cloth.
Of rules; some schools favoured a handling game which developed into rugby, while others developed the kicking-only style of play that turned into Association Football or soccer.
In 1863 at the Three Masons Tavern in Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, footie as we know it today was finally established.
Hacking or charging of other players and handling the ball were outlawed at the meeting of December 1st.
The first international was played between England and Scotland in 1872. The Football League was founded with 12 members, Blackburn Rovers (ha!)
Dominant, in 1888. The first World Cup was played in 1930 in Montevideo and a Frenchman, Lucien Laurent, scored the first ever world cup goal.
In 1953, when Hungary beat England 6-3 at Wembley, it was the first time they had ever lost at home to a foreign country. Sadly, they've made a habit of it ever since.
DO ENGLAND STAND A CHANCE IN THE EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS?
Apologies to Scottish supporters, but I'm an England fan and I don't really feel qualified to speak about Scotland.
England are short of world-class players at the moment.
Gary Lineker is one of the few. His play when he's not hanging around looking to snap up a goal is amazing - just watch him on his own and ignore the rest!
Apart from that we've got Des Walker, Stuart Pearce, and that's about it.
John Barnes is currently the most talented player in England and if he is playing, we stand a much better chance.
What we benefited from in Italy '90 was players like Paul Parker playing that wing-back role so well. And it doesn't seem like we can do that this time.
Damien rsj o £ h D In July 1989, AMIGA FORMAT appeared for the first time and MicroProse Footie on the Amiga was ready for release. It was reviewed in Issue One of this very magazine, but it disappointed with a 67 per cent score.
However, in the very same issue a game appeared that was to storm the world. The very first game ever to be given a Gold award by AMIGA FORMAT with a 91 per cent score, a game called Kick Off, hit the scene.
Where MicroProse Footie was slow and lacked control, Kick Off zipped around at a pace that made it truly exciting. Control in Kick Off was a matter of opinion: some said it was delicately balanced, some claimed that there was none at all. Either way, a frantic pace, the chance to get involved in some genuinely skillful trapping, passing and dribbling, plus an almost unique element of chance made Kick Off an out and out winner.
Within weeks Kick Off fever had gripped Future Publishing Towers, home of many top computer magazines including, of course, AMIGA FORMAT In a company that then produced seven magazines and employed around 80 people, 32 players were involved in a Championship two-player league.
Games would attract crowds of up to 20 people in the tiny AMIGA FORMAT office.
It was a story that was being repeated at offices that had Amigas all over the country.
From then on, Kick Off has been absolutely and utterly the football game to beat. World Cup fever in 1990 brought us large Italians singing opera while David Platt slashed the ball into the net for a last-minute winner against Belgium, it brought football to many a female fan who would never have dreamed of watching before, and it brought another enormous crop of new and recycled titles from software publishers.
Unfortunately, not a single game proved to be as memorable as Gazza’s tears when receiving yet another well-deserved booking.
None is even worth mentioning here, not even for nostalgia value alone.
But in the meantime, while the league season was under way, an interesting newcomer had snuck onto the scene. Manchester United, from Krisalis, and the logical heir to the Emlyn Hughes title, a viewed-from-the-side arcade game that took this type of game as far in playability as has yet been achieved, No doubt it banked on the fact that Man Utd have more fans than any other club in Christendom, but with the quality of the game even a few City fans swallowed their pride and bought it.
And, of course, a new Kick Off had arrived. With the addition of Aftertouch for banana shots, action replays and a heap of new stats, plus the ability to work with complementary management sim Player Manager, this was a winner all the way. And in many fans' eyes, it has yet to be beaten.
Which is pretty much where we are today.
Football games have come and gone, new styles have been tried, but still there is only one that has a die-hard following, and that's Kick Off.
Even in the arcades, this particular Amiga game has never been bettered. But now, with footy fever taking over in Sweden, there's a whole new breed of footy games appearing.
Over the page, we’re taking odds on whether the new boys can beat it, so read on... European Championshi There's eight teams in the finals in Sweden - and at least that many new footie games will be competing for your attention over the next few weeks. The question is, can any of them better Kick Off?
The European Championship this month has been the cue for an unprecedented large crop of new footie releases. By reputation, Sensible Soccer is the game most likely to succeed, but historically Kick Off is the one to beat with Man Utd picking up the few misguided people who can’t get to grips with Kick Off.
Inevitably, some of these won’t be out until after Germany have lifted the cup (Surely, ‘England have lifted the cup' - Ed) on July 17, and only a couple are now ready for review. So here’s a look at what we think are most likely to be the winners, with reviews of two of the favourites.
Oh joy of joys. A football game that is a pleasure to play. Not only is the onscreen action accessible, fast and playable, the attention to detail is also Wright (sic) on the mark. The German team (called Germany and not West Germany) has Illinger in goal, the England team has Sinton in the squad (well, nearly accurate). The whole game has a truly footballing feel to it.
C VO •o NJ This even extends to the in-game sound.
Now this might seem a tad on the trivial side, but to hear what sounds like a fully-packed San Siro stadium during an AC versus Inter Milan derby really adds to the game. You have everything going for you, from compressed air horns to fans yelling what sounds suspiciously like “You fat fatherless child!” (this is the expurgated version by the way) if your team is doing anything wrong.
The gameplay itself is, and yes I know that comparisons are invidious but I have been waiting to say this in a review for years, as good as Kick Off. In two-player mode a real buzz of excited anticipation makes the on- World Class Soccer Audiogenic Heir to Emlyn Hughes which should guarantee playability in the arcade style, but amazingly it also offers a top-down Kick Off-style play.
Some way off release yet, though.
The odds: 3-1 John Barnes European Football Krisalis Smart adaptation of Man Utd for big-name licence, good on atmosphere, enhanced graphics, playable and following in the Man U tradition of easy access. Fair bet to be among the top three.
The odds: 2-1 Sensible Soccer screen match a true competition and not merely a struggle with the control system as is the case with many footy sims.
Can you kick it?
To be honest it is very difficult trying to find any criticisms of the game. But... Like Kick Off, the top-down view adds to the feeling of control. However, players are a little too small.
Whether they have been coded at this diminutive size to speed the game up, or whether this is a design criteria is open to question.
S'jjwiik NEEDS 1 MEG The other point that might just leave Sensible Soccer out of the initial squad for the Amiga hall of fame is the fact that trapping and turning with the ball is initially so difficult. There you go, hareing down the pitch like a genetic cocktail of Tony Daley, Stuart Pearce and Ryan Giggs when, well, you continue to CJ HARD DISK INSTALLABLE European Super Soccer Flair Combining small sprites and large pitch of Kick Off with a forced perspective side-view of players, which should make a good combination. Too arcadey for purists, tough, maybe.
The odds: 4-1 The Manager US Gold Reviewed last issue, this pure management game is adapted from the German Bundesliga Manager which went down very well in its native country. Very good, but it faces some very stiff competition.
The odds: 5-1 go hareing down the pitch, over the bye-line, and into the raging crowd. While this is accurate (the strikers get no service as usual) its entertainment value is questionable. You really do have to be quick yourself in order to achieve anything.
The same can be said for the creation of interesting shots on goal. Basically the game plays like a beginner's version of Kick Off, with running up the middle of the park and blasting the ball being the favoured tactic. This having been said, Sensible Soccer still runs rings around most other football games.
Tim Smith £ Sensible Soccer Renegade ¦ £25.99
• Great in-game sound.
• Lovely control system.
• Accurate team details.
• Plays like a dream.
• Andy Sinton still in the England squad.
AAAi Gk 191% the contenders Striker Rage Original above the pitch end-on view (has been tried before, but not successfully). Put up a good show in training, reviewed below.
The odds: 5-4 Championship Manager Domark Steve Coppell, Graeme Souness and Big Ron Atkinson endorse this pure management game which majors on realistic statistics. Enormous detail and input should be guaranteed to make it a winner of its kind.
The odds: 3-1 European Football Champ "Once we gave the world football - now we want our ball back."
Graham Taylor, England manager Domark Real arcade coin-op style of game converted from the popular Taito machine that you see all over Europe, with higher perspective view and all the trimmings. Lots of tricks but prone to wiggliness.
The odds: 3-1 Graham Taylor's Soccer Challenge Krisalis A pure statistical management game, claiming to have every possible aspect of League rules and all the divisions even below the fourth.
Good full match action display, too.
The odds: 3-1 Liverpool the Computer Game Grandslam Unpromising pedigree, developed from an earlier game, but seems to have a lot of new ideas. We’ve not seen it yet, so commenting is difficult, but an equal arcade-style option.
The odds: 4-1 European Championship '92 Elite Developed from the coin-op that was known as World Cup '90 and looking to be a very decent conversion, but as yet we haven’t had a hands-on play. The arcade roots could limit it.
The odds: 4-1 Sensible Soccer Renegade Self-confessed Kick Off adaptation: the boys at Sensible Software played it so much, they thought they’d write their own! Well up to date on team details, fast and exciting, reviewed below.
The odds: 4-3 Well, with the two reviews on this page we're off to a hot start! Find out if there are any surprise challenges in the next issue... 59 l V * ‘ * 1 ‘ rtf 1 ?• I ’ Tf» ’’V, v V. TrS i .
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carving up the established opposition with ease.
Classic footie sims, and Striker is a classic, are games for masochists. The stress of high-speed waggling soon causes a dull throb in your entire forearm, but this is a worthy trade-off for the soccer spectacle you control on screen. Striker supplies this spectacle via a realistic end-to-end isometric perspective, peerless player intelligence and addictive playability. It looks like the real thing, plays like the real thing and hurts like Kick Off!
Striker's control system is simple but precise. Trapping, pace and ball control are dictated by each team’s skill level, leaving you free to concentrate on passing, tackling and some excellently understated aftertouch.
Laying the ball on requires only joystick direction and a stab of the fire-button, while slide tackles are initiated with two swift taps. Shots on goal, though, call for Mr Aftertouch, who is summoned by holding the fire-button down while you desperately lean on the stick in a bid to curve the ball away from the keeper.
Although sparse, these controls allow you time to scan the radar and spot team mates who’ve run into space. Solo runs at goal can work, but they are usually snuffed out by the extremely able keepers. The best opportunities are created by team moves, where crosses in and around the box pull defences to one side before switching in the opposite direction.
Sick as a moon Screaming runs down the wings must be accompanied by sudden braking while you wait for support to arrive in the middle. For the first time, disk-based footie captures these essential team mechanics from the real game.
And Striker hammers this gameplay opportunity home with cracking player intelligence - at least in the better squads.
Rage’s opinion of who’s hot and who’s not affects every aspect of Striker. The 64 available teams have all been seeded and given talents, largely based on the performance in the 1990 World Cup. The German team possess the best ball control, shots, team intelligence and speed, Qatar roll in as the least skillful squad and can barely run 10 yards without losing the ball. Play solo against the computer, in either friendly or tournament mode, and your tactics are dictated by the other team’s strength. Play against a friend and these factors still count, because while you control one player,
goal chances are usually made by computer controlled bods running off the ball.
Striker is perfect on the pitch, but it’s not exactly awash with options, and some of those that are here don’t make the grade. Selecting a different formation during a game is nigh on impossible, and you can’t customise teams or save your moments of brilliance to disk.
These things though are the trimmings.
This is football at its best, with gaspworthy goalmouth drama and swearworthy opposition.
Trenton Webb £?
The first footie simulation to really stress teamwork.
Incredibly fast, but incredibly controllable.
Excellent player team intelligence.
The end-to-end perspective really scores.
Like real football - without the spitting!
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There have been quite a few graphic adventures released for the Amiga over the years, but few have managed to achieve as much acclaim as those released by Lucasfilm Games. One game in particular came from the esteemed halls of Lucasfilm last year which captured the imagination of Amiga adventurers everywhere. There was no hype, no fuss and no expensive licence involved - it just appeared. That game was The Secret of Monkey Island.
Narcissistic parrots with a fine line in irreverent patter may be entertaining, but what use is it to an adventurer? That would be telling!
MEEDS 1 MEG After such a monumental success, it was pretty inevitable that a sequel game would follow (a fact that was hoped for by the many fans of the original), and it has finally appeared in the form of Monkey Island 2 - LeChuck’s Revenge.
Lights, camera, action The game starts off in a very cinematic style, with the hero of the first adventure, Guybrush Threepwood, in a rather tricky predicament.
The adventure then continues in a sort of extended flashback as Guybrush explains how he came to be in this situation.
After a film-like introduction (complete with Hollywood-style credits), you are left to wander around the town of Woodtick on Scabb Island. Here you come across a number of characters who will each give you information as to your ultimate goal. Obviously it’s not as simple as finding out what to do and then doing it, you must overcome a number of difficult situations and solve all manner of puzzles before you get anywhere near your objective.
Even when you think you’ve done what you are supposed to do, things usually take a devious twist, opening up another side of the story for you to investigate.
The game’s control system is very similar to the first Guybrush adventure. You move the pointer around the screen to highlight interest- 62 A TOURIST'S GUIDE TO WOODTICK - All the weary traveller needs to know about the c sO o NJ HARD DISK INSTALLABLE ing items or characters and select an action from a list at the bottom of the screen to interact with them. Simple. What isn’t so simple is working out exactly what to do with the items and what to say to the characters to get anywhere in the game!
New improved formula Although the original game was such a classic, and consequently difficult to improve upon, Lucasfilm have managed just that with the sequel. Believe it or not the game is better on every level. The graphics are absolutely gorgeous, with exquisitely-drawn backgrounds, more solid-looking characters and greatly improved animation sequences (just check out the dance by the Big Tree or the scene where Guybrush can't hold his alcohol).
The new iMuse system also adds a new depth of feel to the game, with sound effects, atmospheric music and smooth fades from one tune to another giving the whole game an incredible slick presentation. Even though all this information is on a lot of disks, swapping isn’t too frequent (due to the careful organisation of graphics and sound for various locations on their relevant disks) and loading is speedy enough to keep even users without a Tricky disco dancing, but are we impressed?
Naaaah! Where's the spangly boob tube? Where are the baggy rave trousers? What about the pair of incredibly out-sized trainers? A bunch of half-baked amateurs, the lot of them! They’d be laughed out of the field at a rave.
Hard drive engrossed for hours at a time. The control system has been improved too. The number of control options has been stripped down from twelve to nine (losing the automatic WALK TO and the never-used TURN ON and TURN OFF), making each puzzle a test of your deductive thinking, rather than having to ponder which command should be used. The inventory has also been refined, using icons to portray every object rather than just giving a list of text. This not only makes everything look prettier, but it gives rise to a whole host of visual puzzles that aren’t really possible with words.
T * 63 bright-spots, nightlife and accommodation in Scabb's heaving capital metropolis.
Rsi o os 3 D To get anywhere, you're going to have to suss out the occupants of Scabb Island. The general collection of odd characters have information and items that will allow you to leave the island and continue your quest • if you could lift the sailing embargo!
Woody Carpenter Woody is a purveyor of fine furnishing's, peg-legs and seaworthy-propulsion devices. He will be helpful and courteous as long as you keep away from his tools and his Buzz-saw Givi calendar. Always on call with his toolbox for an emergency call. Woody keeps the occupants of Scabb on their feet (wooden, that is).
Wally B Feed An artistic, yet short-sighted, cartographer. Short, tq the point and blind as a bat, but will chum out map reproductions in no time. You'd better keep on his good side and make sure that he doesn't get into any trouble with pirates, otherwise your search for the treasure could be short-lived.
Mad Marty A scrupulous cleaner, but a bit lacking in the old external senses department. If you don't place your claim ticket right in his hand, you may as well be waving a bookmark in his face (which doesn't help when picking up laundry). Remember to stand close to him, write big and shout loud, or the duffer will think you've gone.
The Barman A man living on the brink. Owner of the only bar on Scabb, but struggling to make ends meet due to the high taxes put on the various drinks he sells - hence the expansion into French cuisine. Just watch out for the added fibre in the vichyssoise, otherwise it could be a trip to the local doctor.
The Innkeeper An officious little bod who keeps his one hotel room guarded against entry from unauthorised pirate raiders. In fact, the only thing he cares about more is the possibility of an expensive lawsuit if his pet alligator, Pegbiter, attacks the public, especially after all the fuss with the tourists last time!
JULY 1992 Bart and Fink Two pirates with a song, a jape and a weenie for anyone who cares to listen... as long as they don't tell boring stories. By the way, if they offer you any marshmallows, make sure you check them carefully before trying to eat any of them!
Captain Dread A cool, stylish and laid-back individual, superstitious navigator and budget charter-executive.
Always ready to give you the voyage of a lifetime (and about twice as long). Just make sure that he is equipped with his various lucky sailing accoutrements, otherwise not a paddle will hit the water.
MP’d Men of low moral fibre The circus act have gone under, the pirating biz on the rocks, the philosophy trip in confusion and no more PTA minutes to sell, these chaps have decided to sleep it off and let the rat wander freely. If only their dreams could have come to fruition - what a career they would have had. A sad loss to society - NOT!
Largo LeGrande Dictator, bully, thief, extortionist and rug-head.
Holds the island prisoner in his dandruff-encrusted fist, bullying the inhabitants, stealing their money and refusing to pay for his round. A sorry individual who could do with a good thrashing. What we could use here is a bit of that old voodoo magic... The Voodoo Lady Queen of the House of Mojo, this refugee from Melee island has shipped out and set up business in the more appropriate atmosphere of the swamps of Scabb. Do the shopping for her and she can construct the finest in voodoo trickery for you, as long as she can find a copy of the recipe book.
This old friend from Melee island could hold a few helpful ideas for getting off Scabb Island.
Just don't look at all the squggly things in those jars - they could give you the creeps.
Who's Who on Scabb Island Although these refinements are superficial, they aren’t the only things that have been improved about the game. For a start the scope of the adventure is much wider. You start off limited to moving around on Scabb, but the quest then spreads to encompass a whole range of islands (and all this before you’ve even found a treasure map). The depth of gameplay has also been extended, requiring some serious brain-stretching and head bashing at times, but the going is made immense fun by the applications of a massive helping of humour.
Whereas the original game had humour in small doses littered around the game, pretty much everything you do and everyone you meet gives rise to an amusing (and sometimes absolutely hilarious) situation.
Add the elements of the greatly improved graphics, the impressive iMuse system, the better control system, the bigger quest and the funnier humour, and you’ve got just about the best, and most enjoyable, adventure game yet seen on the Amiga... or anywhere else for that matter. Buy it now Mafff Evans ® Monkey Island 2 US Gold ¦ £37.99 Gorgeous graphics and atmospheric sound take you into a whole new world.
Some devious puzzles will take time to work out, but it’s great fun trying.
Even more humour, wit and style than the original.
Speedy enough loading even from floppy pushes everything on at a pace.
The best Amiga adventure ever.
95% What ma Island a We think The Secret of Monkey Island stands out as an all-time classic.
Others might disagree.
But what is it about a game that makes it a classic, and why is Monkey Island one?
Damien has a theory... Hundreds of games are released every year, but only a few stand out as real winners and even fewer are accepted as genuine classics. These are the games people still talk about years on, the ones that broke the mould and did something new.
Lemmings - universally acclaimed as the most original and impressive game of last year by UK programmers. Rainbow Islands - voted top game of all time for the second year in a row by our sister magazine Amiga Power. And Secret of Monkey Island a game that is not going to be forgotten easily.
But what is it that makes Monkey Island a classic? Well, I have a weird theory about the nature of gameplaying. It goes like this.
Damien’s Theorem: there are only two types of computer game. Type One is the Action Game, based on the physical skills of reaction, coordination and timing, like a shoot- em-up. Type Two is the Thought Game, based on the mental skills of problem solving, like a puzzle game or adventure. Simple enough.
I'll allow the argument that there is a third type: a game that mixes both. But all games are based on either one, or the other, or both.
You may find this hard to accept at first - after all, we’re used to hearing about hundreds of different kinds of games, from the vertically-scrolling platform game to the arcade adventure. But think for a moment about what you do when playing a game, and you’ll realise it fits more or less neatly into one of these categories.
You may have seen a lot of hype recently from people who think computer games are ‘bad for you’. This is precisely why they’re not. OK, so the images associated with them are often fast cars, spaceships and martial arts.
But you’d have to be a real clown to equate Operation Wolf with the real world. And the skills you’re developing while playing are pure physical reactions and logical thought.
The reason why really ancient arcade rormuia une Grand Prix By Geoff Crammond for MicroProse Probably the most realistic driving game ever James Pond II By Millennium via US Gold The most amazing and original arcade-style game ever.
65 Populous 2 By Bullfrog for Electronic Arts Probably the tidiest blend of action and strategy ever.
JULY 1992 Sim City From Maxis via Infogrames The most intriguing strategy game ever devised.
Eye of the Beholder From SSI via US Gold Probably the best of the pure RPG adventures.
First Samurai Vivid Image Stunning effects, but intriguing play too!
The Secret of Monkey Island is a different kind of a classic, but perhaps more of a mould- breaker in its way. Again, like most adventures, it’s a logic puzzle-game. You have to collect information and think things through to achieve your goal. That’s the gameplay.
But what really made Monkey Island stand out was that it’s probably the first really funny computer game. Your incentive for exploring it, for getting further, is not just to arrive at the end but also for the sake of the journey itself.
Just the combat system, replacing the exchange of blows with the exchange of witty one-liners, was an idea of some genius.
And perhaps that’s what really makes a classic game stand out. The gameplay has to be good, it has to be very good, because we’ve seen most kinds of gameplay many times before. But what really makes a game great is having something extra, that bit of class, that defines what is done with that gameplay.
Monkey Island was a giggle from start to finish
- and it won’t easily be forgotten. Unless, of course, LeChuck's
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Games - Space Invaders, PacMan, Defender, Asteroids - are so widely remembered and revered by the older generation of gamesplay- ers is because they were pure action or thought gameplay, unobscured by graphics or a theme.
With only two different types of games, you’d imagine that making a classic original would be tricky, wouldn’t you? Well, it does seem that way sometimes. But not necessarily.
It ain’t what you do, it’s the way that you do it. Lemmings is just a puzzle game, that’s all it is. But the mechanics of that puzzle game are so nicely worked out, the difficulty level is so carefully judged and the presentation is not only nice in itself but fits seamlessly with the nature of the puzzles. It just works.
But is that really what people remember about it? No. They remember these cute little creatures, wandering around tumbling off cliffs and getting blown up. Why?
Footnote: not everyone on AMIGA FORMAT would agree with ail 10 of these. One thing they mostly have in common: console versions later appeared, but the original inspiration came from the computer, and mainly Amiga, versions. Saying something?
Secret of Monkey Island 2 Lucasfilm via US Gold Probably the best adventure game ever made.
Rainbow Islands Conversion of Taito Coin-op by Graftgold for Ocean Probably the best arcade conversion ever.
The Amiga Format UNOFFICIAL Top Ten Classic Games... Lemmings By DMA Design for Psygnosis Certainly the best puzzle game ever made.
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JULY 1992 AROUND THE WORLD WITH COYOTE From the makers of Rainbow Islands comes a consoley, parallax platformer with class. Cool Coyote is the canine hero, following closely in the paw prints of Titus the Fox. Titus was on his way to Marakesh; Cool Coyote is heading for Egypt.
Both feel that four legs may be good, but two legs are better and so scuttle around their hazard-strewn worlds with style and speed.
Thinking about it, has anyone seen the two of them at the same place at the same time...?
Yes, the games are undeniably similar in a lot of ways, but Fire And Ice can't be accused of lacking its own identity. And besides, if Titus was an influence then you can't fault Cool Coyote's pedigree.
Chums of Cool (little coyote pups) have been abandoned in a hard and uncaring world.
It's a world in which seagulls drop snowballs, haggises come armed and dangerous and seemingly everyone is out to prove that it really is a Covote's life. Cool's mission is to
* j journey from one side of the globe to the other, collecting
as many of the cute, little pups as he can.
Blows hot and cold There are 30 levels, largely in sets of four stages for each country. Each level differs widely in character, features, baddies and feel
- but each contains a few vital ingredients: Firstly, on each
level Cool will find a keyhole.
This is the gateway to the next level, but it can only be opened once Cool has located and picked up all the parts of a key. The key parts are being held by baddies throughout the level, but a quick dose of death is usually enough to get them to hand it over. Once all the key parts have been found. Cool can make his way to the key hole and warp to the next level.
Also in each level you'll find pups. If you walk up to a pup (they're miniature versions of Cool so you won't miss them) they'll start to tag along at your heels. They're slower than you are, and often wander off and get lost, but if you're patient with them then they not only increase your fire-pow'er (like the orb in R-Type) but can offer substantial bonuses if you can get them to leave the level with you.
This element of the game feels very similar to both Janies Pond and Captain Planet. But works well and adds an extra dimension to the basic platform-em-up gameplay.
Pals and chums You’ll also find pow'er-ups, points tokens and all sorts of bonuses littered around Cool Coyote's world. Cool's main weapon is a rapid-fire, pump-action ice-pellet shooter.
Pepper your enemy with enough ice and he chills out - to the point of freezing solid. All you have to do now is run into him and he shatters, releasing any part of the key he may have been carrying.
Of course, things are made a lot trickier by airborne enemies (Coyote can't fire straight up in the air), and the fact that some bad guys require more chilling than others. Some are so hot and bothered that it takes a whole packet of frozen peas before they freeze. This problem is exasperated in the later levels, as Cool's journey takes him to w'armer lands where his ice gun is not nearly as effective.
It's a dog's life Fire And Ice is a great game. The graphics are superb, centering on a superbly animated and Cool's mission is individual yet somehow immediately instinctive. It’s easy to get very involved really quickly as Cool leads his motley band of pups, cutting a swathe of ice-pellets through legions of penguins, eski- mos and low-flying seagulls. This is good stuff.
Fire And Ice is a great game, easily the best platformer I've played in a long time. If it had been a tad faster, then all would have been perfect, but that's no real criticism - just wishful thinking. No, an adventure with Cool Coyote comes highly recommended.
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Controllable Cool Coyote who can jump, duck, skid and dodge like a bantomweight. All the sprites are smooth, fast and oozing with character. The goody and the baddies interact well (Cool keels over backwards and birds tweet around his head when he takes a hit) as they romp over some imaginative and profession- ally-executed worlds.
So the graphics are spot-on, but the good news is that the game underneath the glossy presentation is too. With good platform games, gameplay and graphics tend to compliment each other - the slicker and more detailed the character animation, then the more controllable the central character should be. Well, that's the theory anyway. Certainly it works that way in Fire and Ice. All the graphical elements you need are here: smooth movement, imaginative level design and bags of humour. What more could you want?
• All the crucial ingredients of a successful platformer are
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JU levels, although not a huge amount, are enough to provide a big challenge.
JULY 1992 68% Burst into rooms and fire in all directions, screech around the city streets in a Lamborghini and blatantly disregard international law before legging it to the airport. Yep, you are a secret agent doing a spot of covert action. Well, it’s not particularly covert, is it? If you want, you can opt for the more subtle approach, but what the hell, eh?
You play the world's number one secret agent on the trail of various nefarious groups of villains. You gather clues, follow suspects, tap phones and chat with your CIA cronies before going in for the arrest and the inevitable shooting or two. There are four sub games covering driving, code-breaking, electronics and break-ins. The rest of the game is presented in a series of menus and information screens. There's no linear plot; you basically Closing the case The style is original and the slow build up of clues and leads is interesting enough. But it's easy to get confused or frustrated and
just opt for the brute force method of shooting your way through the case. The driving sub-game is crap and looks like an afterthought. The electronic section where you rig up phone taps turns out to be a logic puzzle game, as does the code breaking. They add a little skill to the proceedings. The break-in section is where the arcade skills come in but it’s pretty awful really. The graphics are uninspiring and as an Action wander round the major capitals of the world until you've tracked down the masterminds behind each of the evil plots. Then it's back to base for a few pats on the back
from the chief before sodding off to Paris for the weekend with the girl you pick-up along the way.
Arcade game doesn't cut any mustard. Those without hard drives may want to stamp on the disks; almost every change of screen requires a bout of accessing, making things very slow.
Having said that though, the game has a strange attraction as you draw nearer your prey. The freedom of action means you need to plan things out if you're not going to end up slumped in a Cairo alleyway. The sound is decent enough but unimaginative. It's not the game for action freaks; the more thoughtful types who fancy themselves as protectors of the free world by applying a spot of logic may be in for a buzz. The rest of us will get bored and wander away after a while. Nice idea, but no cigar.
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The second boss is a real toughie, but he can be killed, and when you do, you'll be rewarded with a vast selection of edible bonuses. The big one's where the points are!
Imagine for a second, if you will, that you are a programmer, and one day while sitting in your office, madly playing Kick Off 2 with the rest of your team, the phone rings. On the other end is Mr Ocean, he saw your last game and liked it, so he wants you to write the sequel to Rainbow Islands. For a few moments dollar signs flash before your eyes, and all you can think of are the royalties, the fame and the groupies, but after a short while you return to your senses and begin to consider your options.
72 JULY 1992 Should you: a) say: “Sorry Mr Ocean but we have to wash our hair every night for the next year and a half,” (I mean just think how universally despised you’d be if you ballsed it up); b) say: “Certainly your highness, put a whacking advance cheque in the post,” then set about writing a completely new and exciting eight-way scrolling arcade action platform game starring the ubiquitous Bub and Bob: c) say: “OK go on, you’ve talked me into it, don’t bother with the advance, just put me on a hefty royalty deal and send the copies of Bubble Bobble and Rainbow Islands for refer
ence.” Then set about duplicating the style and gameplay of the aforementioned games so accurately you’re bound to have a huge smash and make a killing.
There are no prizes for guessing the route that Ocean have taken with this third instalment of the ever popular Bub and Bob trilogy, but the big surprise is simply how exceptionally good this game is.
Raindrops keep falling on my head Once again you play the role of one, or both of the unfortunate Bub and Bob brothers in the rather excellent simultaneous two-player “Despite covering absolutely no new ground whatsoever.
Parasol Stars manages to both captivate and delight."
Mode. I say unfortunate because someone is forever metamorphosing you into lizards or stealing your girlfriends Batty and Petty. This time the evil warmonger Chaostikhan has released a host of menacing monsters throughout the universe. But no worry, because as usual you have a magic weapon that will help you make your way through innumerable levels of mayhem to inevitable triumph.
This time around your weapon is an amazing technicolour parasol, given in gratitude by the inhabitants of the Rainbow Islands, and its uses are manifest. You can catch the water- drops that trickle down most of the screens and hurl them against the nasties, or you can spear the baddies directly on the tip of your brolly and throw them at one another. If there are inaccessible areas of the screen you can collect five droplets on your parasol to make one huge drop, then send it gushing down the screen in a cascade, which wipes away everything in its path. And when the going gets too tough on
any particular platform you can bail out and use the parasol in true parachute style to prevent you from landing on an opponent.
It's full of stars Whereas Rainbow Islands had (as the name suggests) you hopping from island to island in your quest, Parasol Stars is fully interplanetary, and it’s whole worlds you have to rid of hideous nasties. Like the islands in the previous game, the worlds of Parasol Stars are themed, and the monsters vary from planet to planet. The first world is music world and you battle with pianos, accordions, trumpets and other instruments. From here you must work your way through Woodland, Ocean, Machine, Casino, Cloud, Giant and Rainbow worlds, and the manual hints at more beyond this.
The same old surprises are still hidden in there; hurl a bunch of raindrops along a platform and it will mysteriously sprout all manner of delightfully edible pickups. Collect them by walking over them or throwing more water at them and they yield points. And we all know what points make, don’t we? Yes, BUBBV 578800 2$ P A a .• * m ? ;¦ .
406 CE P i V . . • 4 % y' that’s right, points make high scores. A good score is some thing that’s very high to quantify in Parasol Stars, it’s possible to complete the first screen with as little as 5,000 points or as many as 130,000.
Such a vast difference comes about due to the hundreds (at least) of weird pickups that appear spontaneously in the game. Some give you obvious things like invincibility, while others seem to do nothing, until the end of the level when the biggest chocolate eclair in the world will come hurtling from the sky and whack you upside the head. Fear not though, for within that humongous cream cake lay a massive 100,000 points.
The disappointing thing about these mega power-ups, though, is that they seem so, well... random. When you get one you feel more like you’ve been lucky, rather than you’ve actually earned it. In Rainbow Islands however you had to do something stoopid, like collect every silver crown, kill 24 baddies and stand on your head singing Frank Sinatra songs before you got one of the truly weird and profitable power-ups, but in Parasol Stars they just happen.
I'm forever Bubble Bobble Rather than the action taking place on one continuously-vertical scrolling level, like Rainbow Islands, Parasol Stars is definitely a game of screens. When one is complete you scroll flip-screen style to the next. In this, and many other aspects it is more like Bubble Bobble. The Bubble Bobble similarity is confused slightly by the fact that later screens scroll. That is to say that one screen level is wider than one monitor screen, so the game scrolls within the confines of this screen level.
Is it enough to imitate a bygone and better game? Well, when the basic idea is as strong as this, and when the imitation is done as well as this is, the answer is yes. Despite covering absolutely no new ground whatsoever, Parasol Stars manages to captivate and delight. I could go on praising, but I’ve got better things to do, like improve my high score.
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• Hugely playable, after you’ve played it once you’ll want to
play it again, immediately.
• Difficulty level skips about a bit erratically, easy levels
coming around after near impossible ones.
• Superb graphics as always, but not quite as dayglo bright as
Rainbow Islands.
• Those annoying tunes will have you humming along, just before
you start tearing your hair out.
• Nothing new! But a masterful reworking of Bubble Bobble and
Rainbow Islands.
You can complete this level with just one well-timed and well-aimed shot. Just collect the charged water droplets, then send a massive lightning bolt across the screen.
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How to impress your boss, using the ancient and venerable art of "lu-sing- atgoff". The rules are simple. Using the wooden stick provided, belt the tiny white ball into either
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The choice is entirely yours in Links.
77 JULY 1992 4 i 1 NEEDS HARD DISK Sandy by name, sandy by nature, you might think. But no, he played this shot into the bunker deliberately, for pure entertainment value.
And if you believe that, you'll believe anything.
How many times have you seen American-made games on an IBM PC and hoped it would be as good on your Amiga, only to be let down? Probably loads of times - US programmers have a tendency to convert games from PC with minimum effort (for them) which usually results in slow, jerky and unexciting games. So when you hear that US Gold are to take an American team, and convert a program that requires a top-of-the-range IBM to be playable, you expect disaster. But Links is instead a minor miracle, and one that a lot of American coders should learn a lot from.
Fore goodness' sake From its initial concept. Links looked a bit too advanced to be possible. Its main claim to fame is that the course is constructed from digitised views taken at 10-metre intervals around the real course: trees, buildings, tracks and bunkers are all in their correct places and look realistic. To heighten the realism, the Links programmers. Access, wanted to use more than 32 colours, and on the Amiga that meant HAM mode. The job sounds less feasible .the more you think about it, but Access have produced something which proves that the Amiga is a really mean machine when
compared to the over-blown PC.
For your money, you get a perfect game of golf, as good as all the established ones like PGA Tour. MicroProse Golf and the now-ageing Leader board, plus a vital dose of realism thrown in for free.
Links features a superbly animated golfer (which is also digitised) and a course so real it's a dream. This is enhanced by the obligatory birdsong samples and a commentary which bellows things like ‘That'll play" and “I think I hit the tree, Jim” when you take a particularly good or bad shot. Links is easier to ‘read' than its competitors; the greens undulate, unlike those in PGA Tour, and there's an option to overlay a grid if you're still unsure of the lie of the land. You rarely even need this because the greens are so realistic.
Swing-along-a-max-power The acid test starts when you hit the ball - and Links passes with flying colours. It's impossi- ble to accidentally hit the ball (unlike PGA Tour). To take a swing, you click on the bar marked swing - simple! For the first-timer, there's another icon ‘address' which moves your club slightly back from the ball. You can then swing away to your heart's content without fear of hitting the ball, until you've sussed the power and snap mechanism. This is simple too - you click and hold the mouse button (to swing the club back) and then let go when you've reached your
preferred power. The swing-o-meter returns around the dial, and you click again as close to the marker at the bottom as you can. Unlike PGA Tour. Links's system is not biased in favour of powerful hits - a light tap is as easy as a hard whack - because the swing gauge always returns from the top of the dial, rather than from the point you began your return swing.
Seal of good clubbing Links is full of neat features, some good, and some great. You can store an unlimited bank of players and choose up to eight to compete at once, on either a full 18-hole course or one of the 9-holers. If you've got a printer attached.
Links offers to print out a copy of player's score sheet - which is great for settling arguments over handicaps. There are three levels of difficulty which each player can choose, and a four different starting tees for each hole.
There's even an option to “take a mulligan” when you really fluff up - and this can be disabled at the start of a match. After any shot, you can opt to see a replay from the player's point-of view or looking from the hole back to the tee, ad infinitum. Serious players can adjust their stance and club angles for better effect - but you need a bit of golfing knowledge to get the best out of this option.
Preconceptions were that Links would be awful (it's so slow on unmodified Pcs) but it’s turned out to be the best golf game yet.
Despite the HAM mode. Links has a pretty fast screen update, considering what it's doing. It's slow on the maximum detail level, but not unusable. The biggest down-side is it’s hard- dri ve only (unless you've got more than three megabytes to store a RAM disk version). But Links is one of the few games worth buying a hard drive for. Floppy disk users, for once, can't have it all. OK, we know that would usually be the downfall of a game, but with Links it's forgivable. Why? Because it’s so damn good, that's why.
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SinAnt tn 1991 Maxis HefiLTH First there was Sim City'. Then came Sim Earth. Next you’d expect Sim Universe (or at least Sim Galaxy). But no. It’s Sim Ant. Instead of running a planet or even a megalopolis, you get to handle a bunch of insects in someone’s backyard.
But before you wander off, bored, have you ever considered the complex world ants live in? They’ve got a well-structured society with workers, soldiers, nurses, efficient communication systems and Atari Sts (they are only ants after all). And you can control it all.
JULY 1992 (ferdici 73% Caste and Behavior (sic) are the two ways in which you can aid your nest. Three-way swingometers allow you to set the percentages of various aspects of your nest of ants.
Behavior (sic again) lets you choose how many of the guys you wish to send foraging, nursing and nest-digging. Get it wrong and they'll have a lovely nest, but they'll starve (or vice versa).
Caste influences the type of ants born. Soldiers are your main strength, but if you don't have breeders and workers, you're likely to dwindle in numbers (and there could be ant riots of almost American- style proportions).
Button. ‘Earthies’ (as they should be known) will instantly be at home.
There are two ways to play; a quick game, in which you have to wipe out a rival nest in the same part of the lawn, and a full game. This is more strategic, and involves your black ants waging a long-term Vietnam-type assault against the red ants. The action takes place in dozens of locations on the lawn, and, if you’re THE ECONOMICS OF NEST MANAGEMENT Ant lions are lethal. If you ever get shrunk down to a thousandth of your normal size, and get left in a garden, don't go near them, kids.
Doing well, will spread to the house. Here you've a new enemy; humans. You've got to force the occupant and his dog to move out rather than face your well-orchestrated plague.
You control a yellow ant. This chap has the ability to muster armies, carry out raids and even tell all the others what they should be doing. Through him you can wipe out the evil reddies that keep nicking your grub-supplies.
You can move around above or below surface, and you can lay trails of scent which lead to food supplies, or warn of danger. If your yellow ant dies on his travels, it’s no hardship.
You should have hundreds of the blighters.
Slow, slow, click click slow All this is novel, good fun and educational in its detail. But the problems arise with its speed. Controlling the ants' movements slows the Amiga down terribly. Windows open and close arthritically and the action stops while the computer cogitates endlessly. This lack of speed ruins Sim Ant. If you click too quickly you can even crash the program.
Once the ant novelty wears off, you aren’t left with a deep game, and it’s possible to explore it pretty thoroughly in a couple of sittings (even with its slow update). Really for those who like weird sims, and love ants.
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Hull. It's Revolutionary.
You would be forgiven for thinking that Lucasfilm’s Secret of Monkey Island 2 (see Page 62) was the only adventure game that is worth playing - it’s a very easy mistake for Monkey fanatics to make. Sure, it’s good, but it’s not the only one that’s good. Virgin’s new Lure of the Temptress is a slightly different attempt at adventuring, and it has a few tricks up its sleeves, as you shall see.
JULY 1992 The plot to Lure of the Temptress is predictable fairy-tale stuff, but it has a liberal dose of humour and self-parody that prevents it from taking itself too seriously. You play Diermot, an unwilling hero, who gets swept up in a plot to de-throne an evil femme-fatale (the Temptress of the game’s title) and free a captive goody-two-shoes.
Needless to say, the story involves caves, dungeons, a dragon and a host of inhuman henchmen-uglies who are known as the Skorl.
The resulting game is a bit like a cross between Sierra-style adventures - like Kings’ Quest - and Lucasfilm’s Secret of Monkey Island, with more interaction between secondary characters.
Everybody's an individual in their own right Characters (which number more than 25) all have their own personal identities. They wander around from place to place under their own steam, and spend a fair amount of time interacting with each other. Characters nip into bars and have short conversations with their landlords, or trundle off down the shops and natter to the looney shopkeeper. You, in the form of Diermot, the central character, get a chance to chat to all of them at some time or another. They’ve all got something to say which' may help your quest, or just give you some insight
into Tumvale life.
Lure of the Temptress is not quite as object-obsessive as Sierra adventures, which “Revolution have produced a fine piece of adventure entertainment which has masses of potential."
Makes it a little more interesting. There are certain puzzles which require the use of a specific item in the standard “use banana on orang-utan” form, but for the majority of the game the stuff that you pick up on your travels is purely gossip.
Your quests, problems and information are all relayed to you by the chatter from the other characters - if you happen to bump into them and get time to talk. Consequently, you’re not spending so much of your time searching for a previously-unseen object. Instead, you end up looking for people - and they could be absolutely anywhere.
Excuse me, but can we have a quick word?
When you’ve found someone that you want to talk to, it’s pretty straightforward to begin a chinwag with them - a right-click on top of the character brings up a menu of possible openers to the conversation. You can choose either Ask, Tell, Bribe, Talk to or Blah from the list.
Once selected, successive menus let you construct a sentence. This is a more traditional method than the Lucasfilm way of giving you pre-prepared responses to choose from.
Temptress’ method is far more flexible, it enables you to construct some quite bizarre requests - but as a direct result of these, the characters’ responses are more limited.
They’re sometimes as funny as the Secret of Monkey Island conversations, but often aren’t as long-lived before they start repeating.
One aspect of the Temptress system makes it far more versatile than both of the Sierra and Lucasfilm systems, and that is commanding other characters. In Temptress you can (and in some places you absolutely have to) tell some of the other characters what to do. For example, your faithful servant, Ratpouch, can be instructed to “Go to the Castle Gate and then ask the Skorl Guard for a potion and then return”. Off he’ll trot, and get himself into Exactly how many awards will it take before you own a copy of Sid Meier's Civilization?
CONTROL YOURSELF (AND OTHERS TOO) Build An Empire To Stand The Test Of Time f( r c If trouble for wasting the Guard’s time (Ratpouch often provides you with a few laughs at his own expense, and not always because you put him up to it, which really adds to the the game). Later in the adventure, issuing orders correctly is the secret of success in a life-threatening situation or two. Hardened Sierra-philes or Lucas-ites will be scratching their heads into the small hours - until they pick up on Temptress' secret weapon.
It's the war of the Game-Worlds Downers to this game are very few: disk- accessing is a bit on the faffy side when using single-drive Amigas (though Temptress can spot an external drive and use it, which makes things far simpler). You also can’t install it on to a hard drive and thus speed the whole thing up somewhat (like you can with Sierra and Lucasfilm games).
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Although Temptress is not quite as large as Secret of Monkey Island 2, and it’s just short of the humour level, it’s still a pretty big game. It takes around four hours to complete the whole thing, even if you know exactly what to do before you start. In any event, Temptress surpasses almost anything Sierra have offered, by being larger, funnier and a whole lot better drawn.
Neil Jackson Lure of the Temptress Virgin ¦ £30.99 O A fine graphic adventure that is well worth investigating.
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O HARD DISK INSTALLABLE A strange game this ’un, and no mistake. Take the god-gameplay from Sim City and combine it with the warlike tendencies of Powermonger and you have a game which refuses to fit neatly into any category; that game is Global Effect. In short, it’s a ‘grow-your-own-planet’ simulation that takes things like global warming and ozone depletion seriously, but still allows you to wage thermonuclear war against neighbouring countries. In practice, it’s as hard to play as it would be to solve the world’s ecological and economic problems in one afternoon’s sitting.
Design and conquer Global Effect offers a number of possibilities to the would-be god-head: you can create your own world, save a damaged one, or attempt to dominate a world before it’s wrecked by a rival god. Each option has a different spin on 83 JULY 1992 It's all about reaching an equilibrium; making sure that you have the right amount of reservoirs, electrical power, recycling centres and of course sewage farms.
Nnn®, nnnni the basic theme - gain total power, but protect the environment, man.
Whichever scenario you choose, the same tools and techniques are used to build or stabilise your world. You switch to a large fractally-generated map screen banked by a control panel. The map shows only part of the planet (the entire world is many screens larger) and it’s initially centred on your home position. This may be a blank area (if you’ve selected the creation option) or it may contain a living, breathing city.
If you’re likely to use military forces (planes, missiles and boats), you need an HQ, but the most important buildings you create are city blocks. These need to be powered to make them work, so power-lines are required to link them to your generating station. Once you’ve established a city block or two, they begin building automatically, expanding the city further. You can (and must) limit this to a manageable level, or you run out of power and your game grinds to halt. You also need to install vital services like farms, sewage treatment, reservoirs and recycling plants. Without them, your
cities collapse almost as quickly as they build, turning vast areas into wastelands which are expensive to repair.
Global warning Make or break usually occurs within the first 10 minutes. If your initial surveys and attempts at starting a city are flawed, you may find yourself stumped. This is because your ability to do anything depends on your level of economic, military and electrical power. If you’ve spent too much on ill-fated plans and you’re messing up the environment in the process, the power level falls drastically. This can leave you with a global crisis without the power to examine the status displays to see what the trouble is. In extreme cases, you may find you can’t scroll the map to check
on a certain part of your city. Frustrating isn’t the word; sitting there, watching your world turn to brown stuff (wastelands) without being able to do a single thing (except quit or pause). It’s enough to make you turn purple and blow a vein or two.
It’s a case of “neat idea - shame about the gameplay”, which is sad. There’s a serious contender to the classic Sim City, Railroad Tycoon and Populous, going to waste here.
Why? Because the whole concept is too erratic to handle. For the green player (in both novice and eco-friendly terms) who doesn't have a masters degree in Gaea and Chaos Theory, there are too many variables to control at once.
Playing against the computer opponent is more difficult because it doesn't have the human disadvantages of learning or having to think for more than three nanoseconds. Games against human opponents are more fun, because you both tend to be slow-witted.
Without a doubt it’s well-researched, topical, cutting-edge stuff, but it just doesn't feel like a game. It would probably be a useful tool for teaching students (and selectively-deaf politicians) about the importance of cause-and- effect on the earth. But for entertainment, well, it’s a bit like expecting a mandelbrot generator to have end-of-level guardians. Unless you’re intending to use it as a demonstration tool at the Earth Summit, give it a miss.
Neil Jackson £
• Hard drive installable.
• Too complex for its own good.
• Incredibly frustrating, even on your tenth attempt.
• Smart graphics and stunning sound fail to rescue it from
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Global Effect Millennium ¦ £29.99 Choosing your party is intuitive enough - a hard disk makes the affair far less harrowing.
There’s the usual process of picking your elves and mooks, humans and mages, all your medieval European sorts, plus a ninja and a samurai! Well it is fantasy isn’t it?
You set your chaps up with skills, strengths and staminas, names and portraits before adding them to the party, and then you enter the castle and save the game. With a hard disk this whole process took about 15 minutes for a four-person party. With floppy it was half an hour. It is also a good idea to hit the castle with a maximum of six characters, and make sure at least three of them are good fighters.
Trolling around the castle means ordering your party; fighters at the front, mages at the back please, resting at the right times, and sorting out your equipment. And yes, it’s back to 84 JULY 1992 mm* HARD DISK INSTALLABLE Damn and blast. That’s what they must be thinking at Sirtech. Here’s a great game with some pleasant touches, an easy-to-use frontend and the weight of the Wizardry series behind it for added zip, but SSI have released Eye of the Beholder II first.
Rats!
And lots of them too. Yes, Bane of the Cosmic Forge is packed with rats, bats and thuggish types all of whom are set on stopping your party’s progress through the doomy old castle in search of the Cosmic Forge, a pen-like instrument with which to make the universe a nice, or horridly horrid place to be.
The control system is a joy to behold with movement achieved by clicking on a small box to the left of the screen. This gives you either Turns (moving your body to face in the right direction, rather than the paper-based movement or action turn system) and Moves. Once you've mastered this you can proceed to get utterly lost in the various levels of the castle.
While control is simple, combat is too simple, in fact it’s a let down. We return to the paper- based ‘Elfric swings at bat with longsword of Doom. Misses’, ‘Giant bat bites Elfric. Hit.
Five points of damage. Elfric is dead.’ level of suspension of disbelief. By the way. I have never worked out why the rest of the party have to carry a corpse with them after he or she has been killed by the Grateful Undead.
This combat system, unlike EOTBIFs realtime attack and defend, smacks of some short-term, unambitious thinking which is a shame because the rest of the game is so good.
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The irritating, paper-ported equip yourself before fighting ethos. Arghahgh! You have to remember to tell your people what shoes they are wearing, what armour they have and to use your sword when fighting a robber who is set on cleaving your head from your shoulders.
It's a shame this line of thought was taken by the programmers who could have made all the tacky, train-spottery stuff background functioning and got on with making the most of the excellent scenery and atmosphere.
The sound effects add to the feeling that you are trapped in a castle trying to find a Cosmic Forge, they also add to the feeling that you are trapped in a computer game. Does anyone really say "Ouch!” when attacked by a blood-sucking thingie? I think not. If only SSI hadn't come up with EOTBII eh? (Lucky that US Gold distributes both games.)
Tim Smith £?
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Mindscape's new offering, Legend, is based on a familiar scenario; Trazere, a land of peace and prosperity, is plunged into chaos as a new evil is spawned within its borders, and the honest inhabitants suddenly begin to turn into nasties (etc, etc). Your quest is to purge the land of evil and find out what's wrong with the king, who has locked himself up in his own castle. OK, so you've heard it all before.
Vista landscape) displays the position of friendly and hostile armies, cities, towns and your own party. It's all very pretty, but trying to move across it can get a little boring when you have a long way to travel, and there’s little incentive to leave the first dungeon if you can’t find another 3D section beyond. The dungeon at Treihadwyl (where you begin your adventure), will keep you occupied for a long while nonetheless. Also disappointing is that when you’re travelling in the wilderness there are no wandering monsters to be encountered. The 3D section is outstanding, not just because
it is well animated and designed, but also because it is incredibly colourful, and, while not being as atmospheric as Shadowlands, has a character all of its own.
The screen used to control your party in the isometric environment is excellently layed out and works well, containing not only magic and combat options but also icons like Elliott, JULY 1992 but Legend manages to breathe a bit of life into what is essentially a hackneyed old plot.
Similar again to Shadowlands, Legend's character-generation system requires you to have four members in your party, each of a “An excellent game which deserves to do well. A colourful, interesting alternative to Shadowlands.* different character class. The classes are, however, slightly different. They are The Berserker (whose special ability is, er, going berserk), The Runecaster (your party magician), The Troubadour (a kind of minstrel -come-fighter) and The Assassin (a shifty looking guy who can turn himself invisible at will). All members can be either sex (there’s no inequality
between the sexes here).
Trazere transport The textured map that you use to get from place to place (which looks suspiciously like a The old saying is: bright lights, big city; if Shadowlands is great, then is Legend as good? Both games mix new views and giant dungeons, and they both show the future of role-playing style. But which is best?
The map-drawing dragon and a chicken (of no apparent name); two characters who monitor your route and your cowardice respectively.
The individual character-control system, though, has an annoying feature; a separate menu bar must be called up for each character when they are required to act alone. This slows things down considerably, especially during combat, and is not as effective as the system in Shadowlands which gave the player complete control over any character whenever it was needed. The game’s magic system is very similar in style to Ultima's, in that you mix runes and reagents together to create a spell. In Legend, you are able to take the place of your wizard and mix the spells yourself (great fun!).
To do this you access a spell-mixing screen where the mortar and pestle become all yours, here you must decide upon the correct recipe to use for the spell you want.
A game overshadowed Despite a few minor irritations the 3D sections actually work very well indeed. They are fast, interesting and challenging, and contain a lot of puzzles which make you stop to think hard.
All in all, here is an excellent game which deserves to do well. It is colourful and interesting and provides a worthy alternative to Shadowlands (to which a comparison must be drawn). It’s the sort of game that will have you coming back out of curiosity time and time again, but it will also have you returning to it out of determination to complete some of the more difficult puzzles. In the battle for the all new isometric role-playing title, Shadowlands wins by a nose, but only just.
Paul Tyrrell Legend Mindscape ¦ £30.99
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GkWv Me) 88% mRSXMAW Cover Girl Poker The Sales Curve Ltd ¦ £25.99 Firstly three little words: The Daily Sport. Who better to sponsor an allboobs and no-brain strip-poker game? Here’s a cursor-controlled card game where you can play against any one of eight well-known (if you look at the tabloids) topless models. You win - she takes off a layer of clothing, you lose, she puts them back on again. The poker playing skills of these lovelies leaves a lot to be desired, offering no serious challenge to the novice poker player, let alone the hardened card shark.
No programming effort is spared; by pressing various numbers on the keypad you get a close-up view of sections of the screen (this is obviously for examining the digitising quality). You might enjoy Cover Girl Poker, but it’s doubtful. You’d probably have more fun playing cribbage with your maiden aunt, than watching badly digitised pictures of Page Threes taking off their clothing. Dp IjHp**''' m 19% JULY 1992 Space Quest I Sierra ¦ £25.99 Six years after its first appearance, the classic sci-fi send-up is back with a vengeance. Equipped with an all-mouse game system, and shrill Nineties
graphics it sets out to enrapture the next generation of players.
Prepare to save the world, well Xenon, our hero’s home planet, as Roger Wilco tumbles into The Sarien Encounter. Inconveniently for Roger - he’s in the middle of a nap - the universe has chosen this exact moment to begin falling apart. No more sleep for Roger.
Full to the brim with Hitchhiker-type humour, it puts the threadbare fabric of recent adventures to shame. It should be an integral part of every ambitious collection, if you have an A3000. Everyone else will be sorely tired by long loading sessions, slow animation and gritty graphics. Sci-fi fanatics must play it, others still can, though Sierra should do their homework and deliver versions that are as much fun on a standard Amiga because they deserve to remain classics. D?
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DEALER PLUS • By learning the ways of the Fremen, Paul can
utilise the elements of Arrakis.
After some training, the riding of a worm becomes the most useful way of riding around the planet.
94 c o o NJ developments become fewer and further between. It comes to the point where you just shuffle troops and wait for the next message before the pace picks up.
If you want a diverting strategy game with sumptuous graphics, then Dune will keep you interested. On the other hand, if you like more atmosphere and tough puzzles, or just liked the book, then Dune may be disappointing.
Maff Evans £ By accessing the Globe Map, you can get an overall picture of how House Atreides is doing against the Harkonnen.
Dune Virgin Games ¦ £30.99
• Superbly drawn graphics and maps give the game a very slick
appearance.
• The action starts off very involving and enjoyable to play.
• Later in the game, the repetitive tasks and slow evolving plot
makes things a bit tedious.
• A few (extreme) liberties have been taken with the book’s plot
to produce a game.
L‘nd dj . Xi L*. H Nr If I m »Mt1 1. OF A ; 1 ¦ Spice Mining - Dune is the only planet where the spice, Melange, can be found. The spice is the most valuable substance in the universe, so as much must be harvested as possible.
Army - the Harkonnen have some quite formidable armed forces. The Fremen must be trained to fight using lasers, Krysknives and Weirding Modules.
Ecology - to defeat the Harkonnen, the Fremen must turn spicefields into growing areas to undermine their mining operations.
All these elements are carried out by talking to the Fremen Chiefs in the sietches that are found. Once they are on Paul’s side, they can be given orders for carrying out certain operations. Unfortunately, a lot of information must be gathered from various characters before many jobs can be carried out (like finding sietch locations). You need other Fremen who will be helpful and clues from Paul’s family (especially Jessica, Paul’s mother).
The sleeper awakens As the game continues, more adventuring elements are added to the strategic side to give the feeling of an on-going story. The majority of this centres on Paul’s acceptance by the Fremen (including him falling in love with a Fremen girl, Chani) and the development of his Bene Gesserit powers. Unfortunately, most of the characters’ attributes from the original here is a place terrifying to us - to women. It is said that a man will come, the Kwisatz Haderach, who will drink the Water of Life. Many have tried.” “They tried and failed?” “They tried and died.” This is the
prophecy that tells of the coming of the universe’s super-being. The son of Bene Gesserit, a religious group of women who will have incredible powers and rule the universe. And this is the character you play in this conversion of the sci-fi novel, Dune.
You play Paul Atreides, the son of a powerful duke, as your family settle on the desert planet Arrakis, also known as Dune. The planet is run by the sworn enemies of House Atreides, the Harkonnen, led by the bloated and maniacal Baron Vladimir Harkonnen.
What Paul has to do is travel around the planet searching out sietches, the hidden homes of the natives of Dune - the Fremen. He must befriend the Fremen and get their troops to work for him in a number of roles: YouVt b «» wvttrd U frbk ffw W*t*r of Jf« 'mm.. You w*r« right rwst h-y. I'v hoard about be’ ad muoh.., Usttn, I'm gofr*j ’3 nvwtfcit*.
T fl_K TO ME ; ' COME WITH ME * * ,ctor TALK ir 14 Lady Jessica is a life-long Bene Gesserit student, and she uses all of her training to try and discover the mysteries of the Fremen and their religious ways.
Book have been watered down and altered to such a degree that there isn’t much depth or atmosphere to any of the people you meet.
They seem to just be there to give you clues (which have to be hammered home before the game will let you act on them).
This is a shame, since the strategic side starts well, pulling you into the planning of your spice-mining and military operations by utilising some slick and well-drawn graphics.
In fact, up to day 20 of the adventure makes for some very nice adventure action, but the whole polished appearance is let down later in the game by a lack of progressive action.
Things have to be done over and over again before you get any results and interesting plot n WAIT FOR MORNING STILGRR w '. F Ff.OD «‘TlON CK11 GLOBE SAVE fc-ME LdftO Oil .ME OPTIONS t QUIT GAME apply in person to Dr Brain. Now you’ve heard of the Doc’s reputation for being slightly off his head, but what the heck, anything’s better than salting chips all day long.
So armed with your GCSEs you head up the hill to the Dr’s. Before long, you realise this is going to be no ordinary interview and set about the task of solving the mysteries of the castle.
This latest release from Sierra, an educational adventure on four disks, could have you racking your brains for hours and then turning to your irritatingly logical five-year-old cousin for assistance. The ultimate aim is to work your way around the toon-style castle, solving logic puzzles to open doors, finding your way around 3D mazes in an ‘elevator’ and using LOGO to program confused robots.
Both the game and the free puzzle book are set out in such a way that when desperate, you can look up a clue or part of the solution to the conundrum being set. In the game this involves spending Hint Coins, every time you solve a puzzle one Hint Coin is added to your inventory. Difficulty levels add a nice twist to the game play: at any point in the game you can choose to play novice, standard or expert.
Sierra games are usually a bit slow (an accelerated Amiga is recommended) and this is no exception, but at least it gives your brain a chance to relax while the next instalment loads. Don’t be put off by, it’s well worth taking a look at.
Castle Of Dr. Brain Sierra ¦ £34.99 HARD DISK INSTALLABLE Horizontally-scrolling shoot-em-ups haven’t moved on since the introduction of two-way scrolling and collectable power-ups. The graphics are snazzier, the scrolling is quicker and the fire-power is more extreme. But you still rely on lots of small aliens whizzing about in formation, some larger aliens that shoot back and one great big alien at the end of the level.
And, rather than introduce any ingenious, innovative or downright ‘new’ ideas, Starush sticks to the old well-worn routine.
Ubi Soft’s one stab at originality comes in the shape of the main herobot, Starush. Rather than possess a set amount of losable lives, he starts his mission on a hover-scooter device.
As power-ups are collected, this is upgraded until he is safely cocooned in a small bubble Even the guardians - like Squiddo here - aren't very impressive. There's little animation and it's just a matter of who gets the most shots in first.
Ship. Conversely, contact with the enemy fire reduces Starush’s hardware until, at his lowest ebb, he lopes along protected by nothing but his gleaming metal skin. This makes a pleasant change from three booms and ‘Game Over’, and the power-ups are strategically (or should that be sadistically?) Placed so that you’re kept hanging on with that last puny life.
Into the game proper and we’re talking side-view pseudo-digitised backdrops moving in multi-layer parallax. No surprises there.
However, after battling from left to right through several formations of smart-arse alien attackers, you’re confronted with a mid-level guardian. Then, upon its demise, you’re shuttled back leftwards for a good old ding-dong with the real boss-baddie. Not particularly innovative, admittedly, but it’s surprising just how alien this mode of combat can feel after a staple diet of left-to-right scrollers - bit like sitting the wrong way on a train... JULY 1992 But is it any good? Well, there’s a mammoth intro, slick movement, a simultaneous two-player mode, large(ish) guardians and masses of
power-ups. But there’s something lamentably predictable about it. The gameplay is restrictive, calling on your memory of the level to avoid trouble and there are no real surprises and nothing to place it ahead of similar shooters you might have in your library.
Starush Ubi Soft ¦ £25.99
• The option to choose your own starting level helps ward off
those re-play blues.
• 12 big stages spread over four levels.
• Tight collision detection errs in favour of the bad guys.
• Regimented attack waves test the player’s memory rather than
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Steg is an allegory of real life. Discuss.
Steg The Slug CodeMasters ¦ £7.99 At last, there’s a game about a gastropod. Peter Sissons will be pleased. Steg is in a spot of bother. His kids, in their nest (nest? I don’t think so) are starving, and he must feed them by collecting grubs in bubbles and blowing them to the babies.
(Slugs eating grubs? I don’t think so.)
It’s a sort of platform puzzle game, and it keeps you frustratedly rushing around making sure that the kids are fed and the grubs’ passage is clear (as it were). Loads of other factors come into play, and Steg can. In true platform style, collect useful items and bonuses. Jetpacks, bionic legs and other items are all available, all of which you’d expect a slug to benefit from using. In fact you need to utilise some of this space-age collectible technology if you’re going to stand a chance of keeping pace with the starvation being experienced in the nest on later levels.
There are 11 (smallish) levels in total, but it must be said that Steg is both novel and rather fun. It looks good and sounds quite jolly too.
Not bad for an original budget release. Pity CodeMasters seem to be unaware of the true breeding habits of slugs.
There's only one Gary Pallister. Or at least there was until West Midlands Serious Crimes Squad stumbled upon an evil Gary Pallister cloning operation in Salford.
Manchester United GBH Gold ¦ £7.99 Time to break open the cliche bottle, as you get handed “the most famous football club in the world’’ on a platter. Yes, you’ve got to use your skill, judgment and mouse clicking skills to bring MUFC to the peak of being quite good really. Once you’ve indulged your latent management skills to the full by training, exercising, nursing and cajoling your boys, you can watch the team play in either a league or cup game. If they’re really bad you can even interfere.
It’s a mix of soccer game and management nonsense, but it works well. If you don’t mind a good management section (if such a thing can be said to exist) coupled with a pretty poor playing bit, you could have found your ideal game here. Perfect for footie fans who live in Manchester.
The keeper loses a contact lens, and unwittingly gives young Alf the magical situation he'd dreamt of only just the night before.
MicroProse Soccer KixxB £7.99 Ah, the magic of football. 22 men, one ball, two goals and, er, several linesmen.
Brilliant idea, and perfectly mathematical. MicroProse Soccer, on the other hand, is not so brilliant. It’s just begging to be compared with Kick Off 2 (also available at a cheapie price), and it doesn't stack up.
True, the sprites are bigger than Kick Off 2’s but there’s a price to pay; they’re much slower. This is the major problem with the game - it’s just too slow to play.
What an enormous pity this is, because the control system for MicroProse Soccer is easier to use than Kick Off 2, and may well have endeared it to the many who found K02 to be a tad tough.
But there’s no point in blubbing over lactal spillage. MicroProse’s soccer game is quite a fun game. It hasn’t got any embarrassing bugs in the gameplay, it uses acceptable logic to work out the progress of the ball and it’s easy to learn how to play. The trouble is that it’s just too slow. And it’s incredibly difficult (nigh on impossible in fact) to foul the enemy. Making it not that much of a fun I game, to be honest.
Avoid everything!
Boycott household appliances! Burn cookery books!
Yes, playing Superplex could make you a reactionary subversive (if you want).
Superplex Action Sixteen ¦ £7.99 With a name like Superplex, you instantly know this one will be about a stupid smiling ball which bounces around a packed scrolling screen, avoiding loads of baddies and collecting not a few goodies. What a concept.
Superplex is basically a minor amount of short-lived fun of the sort any Public Domain library will supply. It’s pretty fast, fairly pretty and eminently playable once you get the hang of it. The graphics consist of a large number of screens that are full of whirling, spinning, rushing and generally fast-moving little objects plucked from their natural habitat and then bunged into this game.
But it’s not special, magic or, as Gene Hackman would have probably said, “the tops”. So you don’t really need it.
BUDGET GAMES & 84% JULY 1992 ft E e w ¦s ft R MO 77% MO 42% 175% Whatever happened to those nice chariots we used to have. All melted down to help the war effort I suppose. Hey, Mrs Gideon! Is me cocoa ready yet? I want me cocoa!
Chariots Of Wrath Energize ¦ £7.99 This game looks like a vastly simplified Eye Of The Beholder. You wander around the bleak castle of the vowel-less Emperor of Qzxyzx, chopping and smart-bombing any baddies who you chance upon.
The pseudo, 360-degree layout means that you must continually check every compass point, lest you are japped by some hairy swine. If the truth be known, it looks better than it plays. There’s a portion of excitement attached, but it’s not large.
It's no substitute tor the (albeit more expensive) real -" j| thing. Better to sell something expensive that you own, and buy EOB instead. (Oops - this is the budget section. I shouldn't say things like that.)
It's extremely covert which is why you can't actually see any traps being laid in this picture. But they are there. Honest.
Spy Vs Spy Wicked Software ¦ £7.99 You must beat your rival spy (computer or human) to the exit of an embassy, while collecting various accoutrements you need. To thwart him you must set traps. These range from buckets of water over doors to time bombs in the face. If you meet up.
You can even enter into hand-to-hand combat with him.
It’s a nice idea, nicely done. Cartoon graphics (a little small, perhaps) and wacky sound effects make this a very entertaining play. Of course, it’s miles better with a human to play against, so if you’ve got one who’s willing, prepare for some quality time with Spy Vs Spy.
Zeppelin ¦ £7.99 If you watch Edd on telly, my condolences. You must be unemployed. But if you have a young friend relation who does, and owns an Amiga, then buying them this will guarantee them a pretty simple CodeMasters-type platform game. It's nice to look at and it’s got funky young person-type sounds attached. All in all, pretty groovesome. Er, wicked fun for the little ‘uns.
Edd The Duck Panza Kick Boxing I’ll assume all the ‘German tank' gags have been done, and simply say that this is an in-ring fighting sim which takes boxing a couple of feet further. It’s nice and smooth, it’s fast and it's well playable. There are plenty of options, covering all the combat aspects, and of course a good two-player mode. In fact, when it comes to lawful face damaging, Panza Kick Boxing has got, as they say. The lot.
Like a tennis cup but wider, a turbo cup is what you win if you drive a rather poor 3D Porsche 944 around some dreadfully implemented circuits in (you guessed it) France. You must qualify, then race several other poorly drawn beige Porsches. The perspective is really rather sad, and the game itself won't give Geoff Crammond any sleepless nights.
Overall, Sport's Best contains two good games. Panza Kick Boxing and Tennis Cup are both worth adding to your collection. Forget Turbo Cup.
Though. It’s even sadder than watching reruns of The Krankies.
Tennis Cup Split-screen 3D tennis ahoy. Here you get to volley, smash, spin and sometimes hit a tennis ball to your opponent. Surprised? Don't be; it happens all the time at Wimbledon.
Tennis Cup is a very playable game. Not too tough, but not too easy neither. It's quick, enjoyable and doesn’t rhyme with any famous motorways (Eh? - Ed). A good game indeed.
Sport's Best Loriciel ¦ £ask neil Three games, all designed to help you avoid any major musculature movement, whilst promoting a feeling of healthy indoor well-being: Hirbo Cup Driving the French way.
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Put the gears into neutral and let the oncoming traffic do the rest. Simple.
Some rather tense moments for the young Welsh lass as she realises she was destined to be a javelin thrower, and had simply walked into the wrong training enclosure by mistake.
CHART ATTACK (5 Red 42! Hut! Hut! Hut! John Madden American Football touches down at Number One. Yee-ha!
LAST YEAR'S TOP TEN FULL PRICE CHART TOP TEN AMIGA BUDGET PRICE CHART 1(1) First Division Manager Code Masters £7.99 1 Armour-Geddon Psygnosis 2(2) Rainbow Islands Hit Squad £7.99 2 Eye of the Beholder US Gold 3(3) F16 Combat Pilot Action Sixteen £9.99 3 Secret of Monkey Island US Gold 4(-) Manchester United GBH £9.99 4 Gods Renegade Mindscape 5(4) Scooby & Scrappy Doo Hi Tec Software £7.99 5 Chuck Rock Core Design 6(5) James Pond GBH £7.99 6 PGA Tour Golf Electronic Arts 7(6) Lotus Turbo Challenge GBH £7.99 7 Hero Quest Gremlin Graphics 8(-) Mew Zealand Story Hit Squad £7.99 8 SuperCars 2
Gremlin Graphics 9(-) Golden Axe Tronix £9.99 9 Lemmings Psygnosis lO(-) Fantasy World Dizzy Code Masters £6.99 io SpeedBall 2 MirrorSoft Chart Chatter 100 c o SO NJ This month the football sims go head to head - and for the time being, the Yankees are winning. Electronic Arts' quarterback-tabulous John Madden American Football has the slightest of edges over US Gold’s soccer-tastic The Manager. The referee doesn’t know what to do, and the two team’s bosses are hollering and screaming on the touchlines, demanding a recount - or at least a replay.
After extra time. Ocean’s Epic makes a late arrival on to the pitch and then promptly disappears off to the changing room again, muttering something about its boots not working. Ah well, that's footie for ya.
Meanwhile, Team 17's secret weapon. Project X, takes on all-comers and bums the goalies to cinders in seconds.
In a different league. Formula One Grand Prix tears its way towards the stadium at breakneck speed - but it seems to be having Like all managers. The Manager is not content with second place, so watch out Madden... problems with its clutch - on the top of the charts. Meanwhile, Eye of the Beholder's second team is getting togged up for a battle of the ball at John Barnes' Euro Football club.
Space Crusade's away strip doesn't fit - but who cares? The heavy weapons are excellent!
Almost as excellent are Dizzy's Excellent Adventures, but they seem to be more interested in standing around blowing bubbles and shouting "bogus!" At the ref. It seems the black togged chappy has swallowed his whistle and is running around the pitch like a headless chicken. Why? Because someone's emptied the contents of a Sim Ant farm into the back of his shorts. If only we could arrange for the same thing to happen to Jimmy Hill, then the European Cup might be worth watching. But for now, sports fans, you'll have to be content with the knowledge that our results service is much less boring
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£34.99 88% 26(20) ? Harlequin Gremlin Graphics £25.99 78% 27(-) Re MicroProse Golf MicroProse £34.99 90% 28(-) Mew Parasol Stars Ocean £25.99 This issue 29(25) ? Dizzy Collection Code Masters £24.99 Comp 30(19) ? Robocop 3 Ocean £25.99 FG91 % Chart sponsored by Penguin and compiled by Gallup Ltd ©1992 ELSPA THE NEW WINDOW IN THE WORLD OF COMPUTER SHOPPING!
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If you have a cheat mode, players guide, solution, set of maps (preferably on disk) or even a few tips on a game, send it in to: GAMEBUSTERS Amiga Format 30 Monmouth Street Bath BA1 2BW A slightly reshuffled look to Gamebusters this month. This should allow us to bring you even more tips from this already crammed section. So flip through the pages, ingest the advice on offer and beat those enemies for good!
Shadowlands Make sure that you send your tips in to the right section! Helping Hand letters to Helping Hand and Gamebusters letters to Gamebusters. It gets awfully confusing otherwise!
BUSTING THE CHARTS In this new column we’ll try and hit as many of the new entries as possible in last issue’s charts, bringing you cheats, pointing out where solutions to bigger games may be found and giving you the opportunity to send us your hints. Let’s get the ball rolling... If you want tips on Project X, I'm sorry to say that nothing has been received from Team 17.1 should have something in the next couple of weeks though, so hold on!
After the success of Eye of the Beholder, Electronic Arts got their own ticket for the bandwagon together with Black Crypt. For a little extra help on this dungeon quest, leaf through Gamebusters and you’ll find a few maps to help you find your way around.
109 Some more super-hard-men-with-guns action enters the charts this month, but this time with a more down to earth approach in the shape of Special Forces. Pretty much the best approach on this one is to try and keep your men in a strong formation. If any wander off on their own, use the waypoint controls to bring them back. Also, make sure that you put the men into the right fighting mode. A stealthy attack on a normal mission can be very damaging!
JULY 1992 Domark have taken a different perspective (literally) on the dungeon quest theme with Shadowlands. This may be causing a few adventurers problems by now, so read the guide to the first five levels in the main part of Gamebusters this month.
Many attempts have been made to convert pinball to the computer screen, but none quite as slick as 21st Century’s Pinball Dreams. If you’re getting frustrated about losing a ball, then try this tip. When the ball goes down one of the side chutes (which would normally lose the ball), lift the flipper nearest the ball. Now with a bit of practised timing, you should be able to bounce the ball back into play, saving it for another run.
Taking a new twist on the four-man party adventure game may make for interesting gameplay, but it doesn't make the quest any less difficult.
Here's a batch of tips on the first set of levels for this Format Gold winning role-player.
A lot of you bought John Madden Amrican Football to try and recreate that Superbowl atmosphere, but this may be difficult if you can’t even get to the playoffs! These codes may help a bit: 0540300 - Quarter Final 0150361 - Semi Final 0550361 - Superbowl Final Now all that’s left to do is get the popcorn in.
French wild dogs aren’t usually a problem for computer gamers, but Titus the Fox is another matter. What you really want to get through this cute French platform game is a set of codes, so there’s one in this month’s Gamebusters.
One of the most popular games at the Amiga Shopper Show was Psygnosis’s graphically extravagant shoot-em-up, Agony. One hint that enables you to rack up a pretty big score and kill the firot end of level baddy without much trouble. Play the game as normal, collecting the big-shot potions and sword. When you get to the end of level guardian, sit underneath its jaws so that the sword touches the top of its head. All the items that come out of its mouth should then explode, soon to be followed by the guardian. Easy!
Level 1 - The Wilderness This one is pretty straightforward. Just collect the apples, sticks and the bow (which can be found in the lower right-hand comer of the woods) to use later in the game, then follow the path to the two torches. Collect the torches and go down the steps to the next level.
Level 2 - Dungeon 1 As you go on, collect and extinguish all the torches you find so that they don't bum away too quickly. Collect the three silver coins, then move over to the door and pull the switch. Go through the door and collect the sticks, bread and full water flask. When you come across the skeleton, kill it with the sticks and collect its empty flask. Drink from the fountain (as you should whenever you come across a fountain) and fill the skeleton's flask. Use the coins to collect the additional flask by the gap in the wall and pick up the apple (as a rule, you should always pick up
any food you find).
Look for a secret switch on the wall and push it, then collect the strength potion. Now open the lock with the key. Leave a torch by Continued overleaf GAME TIPS (Tp fSv JULY 1992 TITUS THE FOX It seems as though a fair number of you found this cute, but slightly annoying platform game rather easy (judging by the number of code lists we've received, anyway). For those of you needing a little help, here is a list of all the level access codes.
Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Code 2625 8455 2974 4916 1933 0738 2237 5648 6390 8612 4187 1350 9813 5052 3360 2045 On a couple of the levels, there are some cleverly hidden points where you can gain extra energy, but you have to look for them. On the third stage of level four, crawl through the wall on the left hand side to collect the power-ups and look on the roof of the second building of level six to find more even more of that much-needed energy.
The gargoyle (which is a light sensor) to open the double doors and go through them. Leave a weight on the floor switch ahead and enter the room. In this room, you will come across a skeleton. Kill it and collect the shield and the chest before leaving the room.
Go around the comer, drink from the fountain and leave another weight on the floor switch before going through to the double doors (avoiding the skeleton). Once at the doors, pull both switches and go through.
Collect all the apples which can be found in the comer of the corridor and carry on to the next set of double doors.
Once at the doors, place one character on each of the floor pads while avoiding the skeleton. It is also possible to place a dead body on a pad, since it weighs the same as a living character. When the doors open, move through into the next room. Pull the secret switch by the side of the small door, collect the light scroll and leave the room.
Collect the key by the fountain and unlock the double doors. Go through and kill the skeleton, then collect the chest and descend the steps into level three.
Level 3 - Dungeon 2 First of all. Collect the key that you find. Buy the light spell, then pull the switch and proceed through the double doors. Pull the switch marked ‘Puli' and send one character through the teleporter. Collect the key lying in the corner, then have a drink. Pull the switch in the far comer then exit the room using the teleport.
Open the portcullis with the key you just collected. There is a switch marked ‘Do Not Pull’ which, surprisingly enough, you should leave alone. Have a drink and collect the food, then throw any object over the pit onto the weight switch to close the middle pit.
Extinguish all light (to avoid the light trap) and collect the chest from the alcove using the spellbook and the key. You should now use the following method to leave the room: Use the key in the portcullis. Stand one pair of characters on the front switch and one pair on the back switch. The characters on the back switch will now be teleported into the adjacent room. Leave them there and move the pair of characters that were standing on the front switch through the now open door.
Collect the chest and then stand on the weight switch. Go back and free the other characters, then kill the skeleton to get the exit key. Now you can leave the room to rejoin your team.
Kill both the skeletons and pull the secret switch to open the door to the next room.
Collect the shield and go past the gargoyle in the dark. You should then come across two pits. Throw a fireball over them to activate a light teleporter at the end of the corridor to make the pits disappear. You can now continue and open the lock and portcullis. Kill the Valkyrie with fireballs and then buy any item (although the third chest is recommended).
Place something on the weight switch to open the door, then go through. Recharge any depleted items on the altar (which can also be used to resurrect a character), then have a drink to bump up your energy. Pull the switch then leave the room by pulling both switches on the outside of the door.
You now have a choice as to how to proceed. You can either go past the Valkyries, kill them, collect the gold coin and open the door with it or go right round and stand the characters by the sign that reads ‘Says Nothing, Reveals Much’. A secret wall will then open that you must enter. Collect the chest standing at the end, then pull the switch to open the double doors. Send one character down the right hand steps and the rest down the the left hand steps to get onto level four.
Level 4 - The Prison Walk the single character (that came down the right hand steps) all the way to the dead end with the fountain. Walk the other three over to between the second and third wall torch, where you should find a secret switch (don’t bother with the floor switches). Push the switch to open a secret wall, then collect all the items and rejoin the lone member of your team.
Carry on down the corridor, making sure that you avoid the last floor switch, since this will warp you back to the beginning. Make everyone read the sign saying ‘This message is for everyone’. Spend your coins and collect the chest when it eventually appears.
Stand three of your party on three of the floor switches so that they get kidnapped (don’t worry, you can rejoin them later), but make sure that the member left has a magic level of four or more. Check each of the three characters in cells, to see which one should kill his cell mate. Once in the cells, keep an eye out for the rats! Food and water can be obtained by collecting the key by the door of the ‘Bread and Water’ cell.
DYNABLASTER BOMBERMAN This cute little explosive game had members of Amiga Format playing for hours trying to bomb the heck out of each other, but the single-player game may be causing some of you problems. Check out this list of level codes for some help.
To solve the next corridors, two teams of two men are needed, as each team helps the other to progress. Use the following combinations to get past: Switch 1 closes Pit A Switch 2 closes Pit B Get everyone through, stand together on the floor switch and enter the portcullis. Now go over to the switches marked 'Mystery Tour' and get each character to take one switch each (A, B, C or D). Here are the actions each character should carry out: A Light both photo-receptors. Keep light away from the doorway, as invisible receptors create a skeleton. Collect the key.
B Collect the key, extinguish all torches and exit.
C Collect the chest, kill the skeleton and leave all the items on the area marked 'Please Give Generously’. Go through the door and proceed through the second door.
Note that you can't carry any items through, but don't worry, you will find them all back outside.
D Collect the chest and throw a fireball in the direction of the arrow. It will warp X-Y-Z and open the door.
Now you should use the collected keys on the three locks. Wait for the doors to open, then proceed down the steps to level six.
That’s just about all the space we’ve got for our Shadowlands walk-through this month, but it should be enough to keep you going for a fair while. We’ll try and bring you further instalments soon, so you can finish the game.
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spells. When he dies, one cell will open and one of the imprisoned characters will rejoin you.
Leave the room the same way that you entered, but this time turn left and go right around to the portcullis and the switch. Pull the switch and enter the room. The switch also activates a teleporter for a short while, so throw items into it. These will warp to a floor switch which closes pits. Pick up any items thrown and pull the switch to open the cells.
The other members of the team will now rejoin the party.
When you leave the room, turn to the character’s left and continue down the new corridor until you reach a T-junction, at which point you should turn left. Pull the switch and kill the Minotaur before collecting the chest containing coins and a key (which opens the last cell). Don’t, whatever you do, forget the key in the last cell! Look by the door and collect it.
Exit the room and turn right. Put the cell key in the lock and enter the dining room, then pull the switch in the comer to open the door.
Buy some food, collect the chest and have a drink. Now you can proceed into the Master Switch room. Don’t pull switch four, as this will let monsters into the room. Instead, you should kill the Minotaur and use switches one, two and three to open rooms and collect the key (by sending someone into the room and waiting for it to appear, rather than ‘choosing’ the key). Use the key on the last room and go down the steps to level five.
REVENGE OF THE MUTANT CAMELS This highly popular Coverdisk game from Jeff Minter prompted a few people to send in a couple of oasis codes, but we only got one letter that lists the lot. So here you go.
Oasis Code 1 SIETCH TABR 2 OLLANTAYAMBO 3 RAVEADELICA 4 NEWCASTLE EMLYN 5 DROMEDARIA ZOOPHILIA 6 THIS IS BASINGSTOKE 7 OCCAM II 8 SMOKE ME A KIPPER 9 RASPBERRY INFUNDIBULUM 10 GOATS GOATS AND MORE GOATS Level 5 Open the door by using the switch and send one fighter into the. Room. The light sensitive switch will detect him and open the monster doors. Try to let each monster out one at a time and kill them, keeping an eye out for fire demons, since they will trigger the light switch and let out all the monsters at once! One of the fire demons carries the exit key, so once you have killed him
get all the rest of the group through. Spend a coin and use the altars to re- energise. Then buy some refreshments.
Send men into the teleporter, leaving an item on the floor switch. Extinguish all light and enter the new teleporter, then enter the 'One each' room. Send your men into the corridor one at a time, kill the skeleton and collect the key.
You now need to use a special key combination to solve the corridor. Use this combination to open the locks: Key 1 - Lock 4 Kev 2 - Lock 3 Key 3 - Lock 2 Key 4 - Lock 1 You can use the switches on the wall outside to free any of the adjacent characters. You don’t need to use all of the four keys for this.
In two player mode, when the goat dies, keep jumping the goat and make the goat mount the camel. The dead goat will then act as a shield for the camel.
Alexis Segert, Charlbury, Oxford (S) Fed up with getting lost in the corridors on this Dungeon Master style quest? Try the Wizard Sight spell. What? Still can't do it? Then try these maps for size. They could help you out.
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A problem of Knightmarish proportions Please can you help me with Knightmare. I have seen the maps in Amiga Format issue 34, but I still can’t access the door to the stairs in the Mystic Chambers of level two.
Gareth Topman, Blackpool The problem you're probably having is getting to grips with the secret wall. Look around until you find a wall with bearings on the bottom. Next, face the wall and hold the right hand button with the pointer over the forward arrow. The wall should then move out of your way, but you still have to watch for the mad wizard!
On the left should be a Help Oracle. Clare Young is also having trouble, but a little nearer the beginning... in fact she can’t get out of the forest! All you have to do is walk trough the pothole to the main garden, flick the switch on the wall and pick up the tu ig. Turn around and go through the hedge, killing as many rabbits as possible to turn them into rabbit pies, and carry on along the path until you come to an Oakley. Touch him with your empty hand to see if he has lost his child. If so, throw the twig at him to turn him into a wand. Pick up the wand and go through the porthole.
JULY 1992 This kind of help (along with many more tips) is available in the Knightmare Adventurer’s Handbook.
This is a complete guide to the game, including tips, diagrams and maps to help you through. The book costs £5.99 and is available from Mindscape on 0442 246333.
It's a gas, gas, gas Please help me! I can’t get past the tenth level on Jumping Jack Son. Can you give me the passwords to help me out?
Christopher Brewis, Brighouse, West Yorkshire Nothing could be simpler! Here are the three codes: Level 5 - ROCKNROLL Level 9 - NOISES Level 13 - ELVIS Black’s query about cheats for Warzone. He says that all you have to do is press FI, F2 and F3 on the title screen for infinite lives. Well, that’s a cheat if ever I saw one! Have a voucher, Iain.
Roll over Amiga I can stand it no longer! Please, do you have a cheat mode (hopefully infinite lives) for the Hit Squad game Head Over Heels? I used to have the game for my old Spectrum and thought it was great fun, so I got the Amiga version. But now I find in my old age that eight lives for Head just isn’t enough!
Michael C Street Louth, Lincolnshire I’m afraid you're going to have to stand it a bit longer, since I don't actually have any cheats for Head Over Heels at all. If any helpful readers out there reckon that they can help Michael out, then send your cheats in to Helping Hand.
Even more monkeying around Kevin Butler from Blackpool and James Packham from Reading are both still having trouble with the Secret of Monkey Island.
James can’t work out how to get the rope from the pond on Monkey Island itself. Well, this is a little tricky. To get it you need gunpowder and a cannonball from Herman’s fort (on the left of the island). Then you go to the dam blocking the river and pick up the rock with a note under it. Look at the noteworthy rock to find that it has flint in it. Now put some gunpowder on the dam and use the flint with the cannonball. The dam will burst carrying you along for a while, after which you can go to the pond and pick up the rope.
Kevin’s problem is a little easier to solve. He can’t get the monkey to open the gate at the gigantic monkey head. All you have to do here is feed the monkey with bananas from the native village and the tree on the beach (by knocking them off with rocks from the primitive art). Once he starts following you, go to the monkey head and pull the nose of the totem pole to the left of the gate. Walk away from the pole and wait for the monkey to start swinging on the nose. The gate will now stay open.
First past the temple I am stuck on level two of the game First Samurai. I can’t get to the master, I can’t even Find all the specials. It’s that hard! Please help me!
Tahildeep Sehra Well, there have been a couple of cheats sent in, but whether they’ll work on your version is up to you to find out. Here is the first one from Graham Walton.
When you load disk one and the name Goonies appears, hold down one of these keys: FI - Infinite energy and weapons F2 - Infinite energy F3 - Infinite lives.
If that doesn’t work out, try this one from Eric Holmes in Ayrshire.
Start the game as normal then hit pause. Now type in DIP UTS (that’s STUPID backwards) to enable you to press the number keys to teleport around the level.
Hope one of those works for you.
Down to earth It seems that some of you weren’t too happy with the hints we gave for Captain Planet, asking for even more stuff to help on the game. Well try this one from Clare Young.
Start the game as normal until you get to the level selection page. At this point you should type in GO PLANET. When the game starts, press F10 and Return together to get back to the selection page, where you should now be able to choose any level.
Sorry Clare, but you didn’t send your address, so to get your voucher you’ll have to get in touch to let us know where to send it.
That’s it for this month, but keep those enquiries and tips coming in and we’ll try and help you out. One last thing - don’t ask me to reprint maps, full solutions and extensive player-guides to old games. We can’t print them again if we’ve printed them already. Also, don’t send SAEs asking for a reply. We just don’t have the time to deal with individual cheats by post. Sorry!
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P. S.S., Clifton. NOTTINGHAM A most excellent piece of
software..." Strathclyde, SCOTLAND Trade Distributors
Precision Software ???
Pen Pal is supplied into the UK through... Gordon Harwood Computers New Street Alfreton Derbyshire DE5 7BP Telephone: 0773 836781 Facsimile: 0773 831040 Pen Pal Order Line S£ 0773 836781 Pen Pal is also available from good computer stores everywhere!
GORDON HARWOOD HARWOOD HARWOOD Computers Unlimited 25 Mhz 80386SX PC AT Emulator for Amiga 2000 3000 3000T.
PC AT Slot Support.
Max. 16 MB PC AT RAM Up to 4 MB for Amiga.
MS-DOS IDE Hard Disk Interface and HD Floppy Disk Controller* (2,88 MB) Golden Ga te 80286 Atonce ?
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Golden Gate uses RAM expansions and Commodore compatible hard disk subsystems in the Zorro slot.
Golden Gate's IDE interface supports AT bus hard disk subsystems under MS-DOS.
Golden Gate supports flicker fixing cards and accelerators.
Authorized Dealer: SILICA SYSTEMS Mail Order Hotline: 081-309 1111 London Shops: 081 -580 4000 071 -629 1234 SidcupShop: 081-302 8811 Golden Gate's PC AT RAM expansion can be configured to a max. of 16 MB (SIMMs). Up to 4 MB of this RAM are available under AmigaDOS. 512KB RAM are already installed.
Golden Gate is the 25 Mhz 80386SX PC AT emulator for Amiga 2000 3000 3000T. As a bridge-slot-board it closes the gap between the Amiga's PC Al (ISA) slots and the Zorro slots.
ISA expansion boards like EGA VGA graphics cards, LAN controllers, RAM expansions or SCSI host adapters are accessible under MS-DOS.
With a standard Amiga monitor and no further graphics card the following video emulations are available: CGAwith 16 colours, EGA VGA monochrome graphics, Hercules, Olivetti and ToshibaT3100.
* With the optional 82077A floppy disk controller up to three
internal and external HD floppy disk drives with 1,2 MB; 1,44
MB and 2,88 MB can be used.
VORTEX COMPUTERSYSTEME GMBH FALTERSTRASSE 51-53 • D-7101 FLEIN TEL 497131 5972-0 • FAX 497131 55063 Golden Gate integrates the internal and external 360 KB and 720 KB Amiga floppy disk drives.
Windows 3 runs unrestrictedly in the enhanced 386 mode and the protected mode.
Golden Gate runs fully as a task on the Amiga.
An external option connector for future expansions is integrated.
* - Yes, 1 would like to get more information about the vortex
PC AT emulators.
The Amiga mouse is emulated as a serial Microsoft mouse.
The Amiga keyboard works as a PC keyboard.
The serial interface can be used as COM1 COM2; the parallel interface as LPT1 under MS-DOS With the optional 80C387SX arithmetic co-processor the performance can be increased.
Golden Gate is compatible with Kickstart 1.3 and 2.0. Golden Gate offers sound, RTC and CMOS RAM.
80386SX Golden Gate With the installation the guaranty might be voided All company or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. Golden Gate and Atonce are registered trademarks of vortex Computersysteme GmbH. Distributed in the UK by: SDL, 10 Ruxley Comer Industrial Estate, Edgington Way, Sidcup, Kent, DAM 5SS, Te! 081-309 5000, Fax. 081-300 5440.
Coming Contraptions THE BOOK TV PHILIPS VIA MOST DEALERS There's still plenty going on on the 'serious' front, with more and more interesting new releases flooding in all the time. Here's just some of the things you can expect to see reviewed over the next couple of months, introduced by Damien Noonan.
The makers of the top non-Commodore monitor for the Amiga, the CM8833, also have fingers in almost every pie you could care to name in the consumer electronics business and are particularly interested in making TV sets that appeal to younger people and anyone who wants a bit more thought put into looks As luck would have it, they are now equipping these Tvs with a SC ART socket so that you can plug in your Amiga’s RGB signal and use them as a monitor, which gives you better quality than going via a TV modulator.
Second in their ‘Your TV’ range, follow-up to that strange TV in a motorbike helmet thing they did, is the even more bizarre Book. It’s got a smoked glass screen fronting a case that looks like the opened pages of a book being leafed through from cover to cover. Like it or loathe it, it’s going to catch on in many a design-conscious household. We’ll be taking a look at it and hopefully a couple of other monitor-as-TV possibilities next issue.
AVI DEO 24 CHECKMATE DKHTAL 071 923 0658 The French manufacturers Archos have bust the price barrier wide open on 24-bit graphics boards with the release of this extraordinarily high- value board. It comes complete with the excellent TV Paint 24-bit paint package, still the only one of its kind available for the Amiga. Again, we’ll be going into more detail next issue.
IMAGE MASTER ACS 089 687 583 This image processing program has been developed from the Image Professional software that was supplied with the HAM-E pseudo-24-bit system. At the time, we said that this was possibly the most astounding image processor available for the Amiga, but this stand-alone Amiga- compatible update takes it even further. The range of special effects available at the touch of a button is quite astonishing, allowing you to create all kinds of amazing images. Full review next ish.
GVP A530 TURBO HD SIUCA 081 309 1111 Probably one of the most definite signs that the Amiga 500 is going to be around for a very long time, even if it has ceased production, is the increasing availability of the most extraordinarily powerful peripherals for it. Straight in near the top of this category comes the 68030 accelerator and hard drive combo for the A500 just released by GVP. Drives are available in anything up to an astonishing 240Mb, with the massively speedy 68030 unit built in to the hard drive case, so there is no complicated fiddling about to be done. All you need is the
money!
FINAL CORY SOFTWOOD This is the follow-up to Pen Pal, the word processor with graphics supplied by Harwoods. It has been out for some time in the States, but is not quite ready for release over here just yet, In its native country it has received rave reviews and should be strong competition for the UK- developed Wordworth, from Digita. We understand that a new version of Kindwords is also on the way and looks excellent, too.
THE BRUSH MOUSE GOLDEN I WAGE DISTRIBUTION GB 0772 203166 A new alternative to the mouse as an input device. This is obviously enough, designed to let you use the mouse in the way you are most used for writing and drawing - in the form of a pen. It seems like a remarkably sensible idea and could make a big difference as a back-up for artists, even if they are already used to a mouse. To see what I mean, try writing your name in Deluxe Paint using a mouse. Not easy!
The basic principle is exactly the same as a mouse, except that the ball is much smaller and held, obviously enough, at the end of the pen-shaped device. The only reason something like this has not appeared before, presumably, is that the mechanics are somewhat tricky when you're dealing with a much smaller ball - translating movement is much more difficult. If Golden Image have cracked the problem, this should be pretty good.
121 JULY 1992 PC EMULATORS MEET AGAIN The war of the PC emulators is hotting up again, with the release of the latest version of one of the two top emulators looking likely to up the stakes for competition once more.
The Vortex Atonce Plus is not only compatible with the A500 Plus and the A2000 as well as the normal A500 but also claims to be ‘the first AT emulator with efficient power for the Amiga”. An extravagant claim eccentrically translated from the German though this may be, the emulator features an 80286 main CPU chip around which the PC system is based for full ‘286 PC emulation.
The Vortex Atonce is the main rival to the KCS PC Power board, which we also have here at AMIGA FORMAT HQ awaiting full test, so we’ll be putting them head-to-head next month. We’re also hoping to get hold of the new GVP PC emulator which is so compact it plugs into the mini-slot on recent GVP Series 2 HD8 hard drives.
The new Vortex Atonce Plus PC emulator is one of two major players competing in the market at the moment.
We will be bringing you a full review, as well as an explanation of the benefits of PC compatibility, in next month's magazine.
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JULY 1992 (ferdic) MASTERING AMIGA SYSTEM BRUCE SMITH BOOKS
0923 894355 Written by Paul Overaa, a chap who has used his
vast experience in coding to the benefit of AMIGA FORMAT
readers back in the days when we had a bit more space for
programming, this is the latest in the excellent range of
specialist Amiga books from the Bruce Smith stable.
Previous books in the range have drawn on the experience of AMIGA FORMAT contributors Mark Smiddy (AmigaDOS Volumes 1 and 2) and Phil South Amiga Beginners).
This one covers every aspect of the complex Amiga system using examples of C code to support the theory, but it assumes no prior experience of operating system concepts.
Subjects covered - I really ought to say 'are too numerous to mention' at this point - include memory management, multi-tasking, tasks and processes, and even full details of the blitter and the copper.
ORDER V2 SOUTH HAMS SOFTWARE 0752 880289 A refreshing new enterprise from a small business which has been set up by a programmer who has the confidence in his software to sell it commercially. This is a fully-featured relational database system, allowing the use of key fields to set up data analysis structures, multiple form levels so that you can access more than one database at a time, powerful filtering systems to seek out the entries you need and much more. All the technical jargon surrounding databases will be cut through in the review next month.
TEXTURE CITY ACT1VA VIA SIUCA 081 309 1111 A range of ready-made 24-bit textures for use in all kinds of graphics work but probably most useful for anyone designing DTV-style presentations and as wrap-on brushes for 3D work. Using this sort of thing makes it a good deal easier to get smart and sophisticated results. All images are full 24-bit PAL, stored in JPEG format for maximum economy of file sizes and there is also a decompressor to IFF included. There’s an enormous range of textures as well as other images in the compete library, ranging from lizard skin to skies, rock, wood and
bricks. You purchase different volumes according to your needs, so step one is to get the complete catalogue and fins out if there's something to suit you.
This is the upgrade to the excellent entry- level sequencer program we gave away on the coverdisk of the Christmas special issue. The system has proved incredibly popular with readers, and so it seems about time we gave you a glimpse of what the upgrade can do, so we’ll be giving it a full review in the next issue. It includes a new editing system and the ‘juke box’ screen to play tunes from, as well as a range of updated features. It is also available from our own mail order pages at a highly reduced price.
Contents There’s an astonishing mix of reviews on the menu this month, so prepare your tastebuds for a real delight.
PANDAAL DAATASCAN V2_________________130 This time last year, this hand scanner came out top in our intensive tests. Now with new software, can it do it again?
POWER SCANNER 2_____________________________131 This hand scanner looks like the one to give the PanDAAL a run for its money, with rave reviews in many magazines. Will it?
MEDIA STATION___________________________________134 What do you get if you take top digitiser DigiView Gold and add in a HAM paint package and an animation sequencer? This... HOTUNKS EDITIONS____________________________138 The data-sharing system of PageStream has been extended to cover a picture editor and word processor. Here's how it works.
ART DEPT PROFESSIONAL 2.1 _____________148 Currently far and away the leading image processing program on the market, now in a new, improved version ART TUTOR____________________________________________153 It's all very well having a copy of Deluxe Paint, but what if you get put off by your lack of artistic ability? This could help.
BITS AND BOBS____________________________________154 We've a collection of mini-reviews on offer here, including some new books, an 'idea processor' and some handy utilities 'Serious 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 ‘productiv- ity’ (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.
SPEED (marked out off 5) • • • • • Tremendously important for both hardware and software: there’s nothing more annoying than waiting. A purely intuitive judgement.
DOCUMENTATION (out off 5} • it it Although there are some packages that are so simple no manual is needed, complex items benefit hugely from a good explanation.
ACCESSIBILITY (out off 5) fill 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 off 5) • • • i t 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 off 5) ••• M A pretty important rating, this one: if a package does everything you could wish for, it’s no use to you unless you can afford to buy it.
The Verdict, our at-a-glance overall rating, is a percentage: it’s based on sheer quality but with the price taken into account, so that you know what kind of a deal you get.
How the Ratings System works 0 CE 1 Urn co t A LEEDS co ¦fSBH nHL 0532 637988 FAX: 0532 637689 NEW OPENING HOURS west Yorkshires premiere OPEN MON - SAT 9.30AM-5.30PM AMIGA AND ATARI COMPUTER STORE SUNDAY OPENING 11.00AM-3.00PM AUTHORISED DEALERS FOR STAR, CITIZEN, THURSDAY NIGHT LATE 9.30AM-7.30PM COMMODORE, ACORN, ROMBO £ PHOENIX THE AMIGA A500 PLUS CARTOON CLASSICS Now complete with:
* One Mb of chip RAM expandible to 10 Mb of RAM in total
* The new Kickstart 2.04
* Workbench 2.04
* Built in battery backed real time clock
* New improved user friendly manuals This pack also comes with
Lemmings, (the only game ever to get a 100% rating!) The
Simpsons, Captain Planet and Deluxe Paint 3 the incredible
paint and animation package plus mouse and modulator now only
£339.99 or £374.99 for 2Mb version MONITORS All our monitors
are UK spec monitors come complete with a free Amiga lead
WARNING; Before you purchase a monitor make sure it has a foft
UK specification. You might be price but it is likely to be a
"GREY" import. These monitors do not comply with British safety
stand* ards and are not covered by an official warranty Protar
Stereo colour monitor This monitor uses the same tube as the
Philips 8833 MK2 and has a similar specification. The Protar
comes with a full 12 month replacement guarantee. This must be
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Amiga cable included. Tilt and swivel stand only £11.99 when purchased with this monitor.
Cover only £5.99 only £195.99 UK Spec. Commodore 1085 SDI Stereo Colour monitor The perfect complement to your Amiga system. This Colour stereo monitor features .51 dot pitch resolution and green screen facility. Amiga cable included.
Tilt and swivel stand only £11.99 when purchased with this monitor Cover for monitor only £5.99 only £225.99 UK Spec. Philips CM8833 MK2 stereo colour monitor Colour stereo monitor. 600*285 line resolution, green screen facility, one years on site maintenance, cable for Amiga included. Tilt and swivel stand only £ 11.99 when purchased with monitor. Cover only £5.99 only £234.99 uk Spec. with F19 Flight Simulator Philips Brilliance SVGA Colour monitor with overscan facility The Brilliance monitor has a high quality Super VGA resolution ideal for making your AMIGA into a professional system.
Icludes overscan facility, .28 dot pitch.and tilt swivel stand. Monitor cover only £5.99 if purchased at the same time 1500 version £399.99 with Flicker Free Video card A500 VERSION £499.99 Goldstar remote control TV monitor superior to a standard TV set with full remote control now only £179.99 Commodore 1960 multisync only £436.99 GVP HARD DRIVES AND ACCELERATORS AMIGA 1500 2000 Hard Drives Impact Series II HC8+ Control card only £134.99 Impact Series II HC8+ with 52Mb Hard Drive £279.99 Impact Series IIHC8+ with 120Mb Hard Drive £419.99
Impact Series II HC8+ with 240Mb Hard drive £639.99 Impact Series II HC8+ with 420Mb Hard drive £1 169.99 AMIGA 1500 2000 Accelerator Cards G-Force 030-25MHz with I Mb 32 bit RAM ..£549.99 G-Force 030-40MHz with 4Mb 32 bit RAM ..£899.99 G-Force 030-50MHz with 4Mb 32 bit RAM ..£ 1269.99 G-Force 040-28MHz with 2Mb 32 bit RAM ..£ 1699.99 I THE AMIGA 1500 AND 2000 PLUS 1 1 The New AMIGA 2000 Plus Base pack 1 now complete with the latest 2.04 1 Kickstart chip and Workbench 2.04!!
1 The 2000 Base pack is the ideal upgrade machine for 1 those wanting to upgrade from their present Amiga 500 only £529-99 Amiga 1500 Plus Business & Entertainment Software pack The same spec, as the base pack but with Deluxe Paint 3, Platinum Works I (the best integrated package available for the Amiga), Home Accounts, I Puzznic, Elf, Toki plus the latest Amiga Format Tips book (2.04 I compatible) and Joystick. I now only £549.99 or £769.99 with 1085 SDI colour monitor (UK Spec.) I 1 THE AMIGA A PLUS DELI 500 & I 500 2000 | JXE SERIES The AMIGA 500 Deluxe 1 is an uprated version of the A500
Plus with the Phoenix ROM sharer 1 and 1.3 chip because some older software will not run on the A500 1 Plus. The A500 Deluxe has been developed so you can choose to run I either Kickstart 1.3 or 2.04 making incompatibility problems a 1 thing of the past ! The Deluxe also Comes complete with the 1 Cartoon Classics software pack.
Only £414.99 or £459.99 I for 2 Mb version The Amiga 1500 Deluxe is an advanced I version of the standard AMIGA 1500 Plus I incorporating the famous Phoenix ROM sharer and 1.3 Kickstart ROM I chip. As with the A500 Deluxe, this enables you to switch between the old I and new operating system to accommodate older software that can only I run on the 1.3 operating system. I Only £559.99 for base pack version or I £609.99 for the 1500 software pack version | AMIGA A500 HARD DRIVES GVP Series II HD8+ 52Mb .£354.99 GVP Series II HD8+ 105Mb ......£469.99 GVP
Series II HD8+ 240Mb ......£734.99 GVP Combo Accelerator Series for the AMIGA A500 A530 Combi 40MHz with 52Mb Hard Drive ...£699.99 A530 Combo 40MHz with 120Mb Hard Drive .£849.99 A530 Combo 40MHz with 240Mb Hard Drive ..£1039.99 68882 Co-Processor for A530 .£234.99 GVP memory RAM modules Series II RAM 8 RAM card for AMIGA 1500 2000 with 2Mb ....£ 149.99 32 bit 60ns I Mb SIMM for Accelerator cards £64.99 32 bit 60ns 4Mb SIMM for Accelerator cards ......£179.99 Commodore's new computer games
machine.Built in keyboard and compact in size the A600 will take "Smart Cards". The A600 comes with 12 month on site warranty, workbench 2.05, Dpaint III and Lemmings.
Now only £359.99 The New AMIGA A600HD Same spec as the A600 but with a built in 20 meg hard disk. We shall be offering larger hard drive upgrades for the A600. Please ring for details and prices.
Now only £459.99 FIRST CHOICE(leeds) TEL: 0532 637988 ¦ lilw* WllWlw™ FAX: 0532 637689 - Free Delivery on ail products iff r CDTV New CD Rom for the Amiga A500 1 The add-on that every one has been waiting for. This high quality CD ROM turns your amiga 1 into a CDTV 1 only £279.99 | [ Commodore Dynamic Total Vision 1 Complete with Hutchinsons Encyclopedia, 1 Lemmings and Welcome CD disk, CDTV is a 1 powerful media for both entertainment and educa- I tion. Capable of handling up to 540 Mb of data, 1 whole encyclopedias can be stored on just one 1 compact disc. The CDTV is also a high quality
audio 1 CD player. We also stock a large range of CDTV I software all at discount prices now only 1 £399.99 uk Spec. New CDTV keyboard Effectively transforms your CDTV into an Amiga so you can get even more out of CDTV. With the aid of a standard 3.5" disc drive the CDTV will take most of the normal Amiga software from word processing to entertainment New CDTV 1 Trackerball 1 complete with 2 joystick 1 ports, this is a must for 1 CDTV owners 1 only £74.99 1 FIRST CHOICE Take the headache out of buying a computer with our ever popular FIRST CHOICE Pack. All the essentials required for the
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Comprises:
* Top quality microswitched Powerplay Cruiser joystick
* Mouse Mat only £29.99
* Dust Cover
* 10 Blank Disks
* Plus 3 Extra, games STAR SCRIPT LASER 4 Brief Postscript
version Specification: 2 Mb of RAM as standard expandable to 6
Mb.
4 pages per minute.
HP LaserJet, FX and Postscript compatible.
35 postscript fonts.
Only £1049.99 THE STAR SJ48 BUBBLEJET With Epson LQ and IBM Proprinter emulation. The SJ48 is a revolution in printer technology. The quality is almost as good as an expensive laser printer yet costs less than many 24 pin printers. Portable in size, very quiet, and faster than most dot matrix printers at 100 cps in LQ. Printer cable included only £229.99 Auto sheetfeeder £52.99 HEWLETT PACKARD PRINTERS The HP Deskjet 500 printer allows you to create laser jet quality without the cost, with 100 page auto sheet feeder, printer cable, 3 page minute speed and 3 year UK warranty only £339.99 The
HP Deskjet 500C The famous deskjet 500 is now available as a colour printer. With this printer you can get stunning colour output at laser quality now only £599.99 DISK DRIVES New Roclite 3.5" The new super slim Roclite has recently received the best review for disk drives in Amiga Format only £59.99 ii Cumana 3.5 I meg external drive. The best name in disc drives now at a super low price. Still the most reliable.
Only £57.99 Golden Image 3.5 Tracker with built in LCD tracker display only £59.99 | STAR PRINTERS New Star LC24-20 Star XB24-200 Colour The choice of many professional organisations, this printer comes with one year on-site maintenance. 332 cps draft, 100 cps LQ. 29k buffer exp to 189k, 4 super LQ fonts and 14 LQ fonts now only £379.99 I All Star printers inc ribbons, free I std printer cable and 12 month J guarantee 24 pin quality at the price of many 9 pins. 2IOcps draft, 604cps in LQ, 16k buffer expandable to 48k, 10 resident fonts, LCD front display. Auto emulation selection The Star LC20
I Replacing the famous LC 10, the LC20 is faster 1 at I80cps draft and 45 cps NLQ. It's also qui- I eter. The front panel now has push button I operation replacing the old LC 10 membrane I panel. Other spec is similar to LC 10.
1 now only £139.99 only £199.99 Star LC24-200 Mono and colour. 222 cps draft and 67 cps LQ. 10 resident fonts. A4 Landscape printing only £229.99 mono or £289.99 colour Star LC200 Colour 9 pin printer with 8 resident fonts and a high speed of 225cps draft and 45 cps in NLQ. A4 Landscape printing now only £199.99 [Star printer accessories : Dust covers from £4.99. Printer stand just £7.99 when purch asing printer. Mono ribbons from only £3.69 CITIZEN PRINTERS 1 All Citizen printers inc. free printer cable 1 and come with a full 2 year warranty The New Citizen 224 A replacement for the famous
124D, the 224 now comes with the option to upgrade to a high resolution colour printer. If you want 24 pin quality, you want to print in colour if necessary and you don't want to spend a fortune, the new 224 is an ideal solution. Using the same technology as the Swift 24, the 224 is basically a cut down version. 192 cpi draft and 64 cpi letter quality with 3 built in fonts.
Only £214.99 (mono) or £244.99 (colour) The New Citizen I Swift 24e and 24x (What Micro Best Buy) I The best budget 24 pin I printer has just got better! 1 This must be the best 24 pin colour printer for less than 1 £300. 8k buffer expandable to 40k, 216 cps draft, 72 cps 1 LQ and multilingual too ! 1 only £274.99 (80 col) or £414.99 (136 col) I The Citizen Swift 9 Colour I Unbeatable value colour printer. 4 resident fonts, 1 192 cps draft and 48 cps in NLQ. Highly recom- I mended. This printer is also available in a wide 1 carriage (136 column) version 1 only £194.99 (80 col) | or £314.99
(136 col) I Citizen printer accessories: Mono ribbons only £4.99, Printer stands £24.99, auto sheet feeders £85.00, semi auto sheet feeders only £ 15.00 | |§ ii 5 PHOENIX AMIGA A500 PLUS RAM MODULES PHOENIX ROM SHARERS I We stock the best name in A500 Plus RAM expansions.These high quality RAM modules will take your A500 Plus up to 2 Mb of chip RAM without invalidating your warranty, Unpopulated .only £17.99 Populated to 512K...only £29.99 Populated to I Mb....only £39.99 Because some older software will not run on the new 2.04 operating system Phoenix 1 have designed a high
quality ROM sharer. Recognised as being the best on the market, 1 this ROM sharer features a flexible ribbon connection so that it can be positioned 1 anywhere within your A500 Plus. Keyboard switchable sharer now available! 1 Don't be fooled by cheap low quality alternatives 1 to Phoenix, treat your Amiga to the best!! 1 now only £19.99 or £29.99 for keyboard switchable version I Kickstart 1.3 only £29.99 or Kickstart 2.04 only £39.99 I All Phoenix products come complete with a full 2 year replacement warranty SUPRA MODEMS I SuPra 2400 Plus I The New Supra-Fax Modem V.32 (9600 baud) allows
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Group Fax. Includes free comms software and modem cable only
£249.99 (up to 9600 BPS) Even faster than the standard 2400
modem from Supra with 1 auto dial and auto receive. 9600 bps
Hayes compatible.V42 1 Bis, MNP 5 and auto adjusting facility
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Includes free modem cable 1 and comms software 1 only
£129.99 | Supra 2400 1 Get on line with this incredible value
fast modem from Supra 1 with auto dial and auto receive. 2400
baud Hayes compatible, 1 V22 BIS. Includes free modem cable
and comms software 1 only £84.99 KCS Power board Regarded as
one of the best emulators on the market, this emulator fits
easily into the trap door and also acts as a RAM upgrade.
Highly recommended.
Only £179.99 Add £15.00 for MS-DOS 4.01 A500 Plus compatible KCS Amiga I 500 2000 adaptor only £59.99 This is a full PC 386-20SX Bridgeboard (not an emulator) running at a full 20 MQ|-||y £439 99 EMULATORS I New Commodore 386-20 The New GVP 16 Mhz PC-286 plugs into an internal mini slot on the GVP Series II HD8 + or GVP A530 hard disc drives only £239.99 VORTEX AT Once Plus emulator turns your Amiga into an IBM AT compatible The AT-Once Plus can be fitted to either the AMIGA 1500 2000 or the A500 now with 16 Mhz clock speed only £214.99 THE COMPLETE!
¦OUR SOLUTION As official dealers for Rombo, we are able to offer this excellent package at a great price.The complete colour solution comes with RGB splitter, Vidi Amiga, Vidi Chrome, power supply and Photon Paint.
TAKE 2, IITHE MICROBOTICS ACCELERATOR BOARDS now only £99.99 VIDI AMIGA!
High quality digitizing. Inc Vidi chrome colourising software now only £59.99 RGB SPLITTER Enables you to Colour Digitise in a second.
Replaces red green blue filter set. Can be used with Digi view or Rombo products now only £44.99 Designed to be used in with a digitiser or as a stand alone program, this is latest animation package for the Amiga from Rombo. Features include load and save from D. Paint animations and IFF files. Supports HAM graphics.
Only £69.99 MEGAMIX MASTER This is a low cost 8 bit, high spec, sampler that plugs into your printer port. Special effects include echo that can be added in real time, fully multitasking and easy to use.
Only £29.99 The VXL is an advanced 68030 accelerator for the Amiga 500 1500 2000 with space for an optional co-processor (CP) VXL30 25Mhz EC only £239.99 VXL 30 40Mhz EC only £369.99 68881 co-pro for above....only £79.99 The VXL accelerator boards can also accept32 bit RAM to optimise performance. The superfast 32 bit RAM comes as a 2 MB or 8 Mb daughter board for the VXL.
2 Mb of 32 Bit RAM (60ns)..only £214.99 8 Mb of 32 Bit RAM (60ns)..only £419.99 PANDAAL HAND SCANNER On test this scanner has proved to be the easiest and most effective scanner that we have used to date having compared it to most of the other major hand scanners on the market We are able to offer this high quality scanner at a fraction of the normal cost Complete with the latest improved version of Daata-scan software this scanner is able to pick out text and graphics at up to 400 d.p.i in real time. Daata-scan enables you to easily manipulate the image. Scans in real time up to 64 grey
scales. Ideal for desk top publishing and presentation.
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Pro GS Mono hand scanner ¦ £1 09.95 ¦ Pandaal Marketing 0234 843355 126 JULY 1992 WHETHER YOU'RE A budding ProPage publishing baron or a PageStream parish news pundit, sooner or later you'11 come to realise that owning a scanner can be a definite boon.
Packages like Deluxe Paint and ProDraw are great for producing simple artwork from scratch, but if you want to include photographs or complex diagrams into your desktop publishing documents, then a hand scanner provides a quick-and-easy method of pulling in images with a minimal amount of fuss.
Simply by running the hand scanner across a picture you wish to scan, an image can be imported into your Amiga in a matter of seconds. It can then be saved off to disk as a standard IFF image, manipulated in Deluxe Paint if necessary and then pulled directly into desktop publishing packages such as ProPage or PageStream ready for printing, saving you time and reprographic costs in the process.
Pandaal's DaataScan hand scanner has been doing the rounds for just under a year now.
During which time it has done extremely well thank you. The latest release. DaataScan Pro GS, is a software upgrade that adds support for grey scale (16 different shades of black, white and grey) images (hence the GS extension!) To an already impressive selection of scanning tools. Quite a few existing scanners already offer grey-scale support, so the DaataScan is still up against some stiff competition if it wishes to steal the hearts, minds and money of the DTP consumer.
Like most scanner producers, Pandaal don't actually manufacturer the scanner hardware (or ‘head' as it should be referred to) themselves. Instead, DaataScan uses the same generic scanning head as a number of other scanner vendors including Golden Image. It's still a pretty capable piece of hardware though
- it offers a maximum scanning width of just over 10 cm (about 4
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Inside the quite considerable DaataScan box you'll find a number of bits and bobs that must be connected together to get the scanner up and running. The first is the interface box which connects to the Amiga via the machine's parallel port. Some scanners use the A500's expansion slot which makes them useless on the A1500 upwards, but thankfully Pandaal have made sure their scanner can be used on all Amigas without extra hardware.
One surprising omission however is the lack of a printer passthru connector which basically means that you can't have a printer and DaataScan connected simultaneously. This really does need to be fixed.
Continued on Page 130 I This is the third mode, grey scan, which gives you the best image of your Golf VR6. Now it's all ready to be crushed and recycled.
There's not much in this two-horse race and Power Computing's filly looks like the favourite, so before you go and buy a budget scanner for your DTP system read the definitive review first.
127 HOT ON THE heels of Pandaal’s DaataScan is the latest release of Power Computing's PowerScan Professional hand scanner. Like DaataScan, PowerScan Pro has been doing the rounds for a number of months now, during which time it has received rave reviews throughout the Amiga community. And now with the release of PowerScan 2, Power Computing has upped the stakes once again.
PowerScan 2 is very similar to DaataScan.
Like most scanner vendors, both Power Computing and Pandaal don't actually produce the scanning hardware themselves.
Indeed, the only difference between the two is the software that drives them and the interfacing hardware that is used to connect the scanning 'head' to the host computer. Like DaataScan, Power's scanner connects to the Amiga through the parallel port, allowing it to be used on virtually all Amiga models including both the new A600 and even the A3000.
One big advantage that the Power interface has over DaataScan is the fact that its interface boasts an all-important printer passthru connector, allowing both the scanner and your printer to be connected up and used without even having to switch between them. You do however have to keep the interface connected to the mains supply for the printer to work, but then this isn't too much of a problem and it most certainly won't damage your scanner.
Apart from a very pretty logo, the Power scanner head is exactly the same as the JULY 1992 Mono Hand Scanner ¦ £99 ¦ Power Computing 0234 843388 DaataScan unit. As a result, the specification is identical - boasting four scanning resolutions (100 through to 400 dpi), three half tone and one text scanning mode with full control over the brightness of scanned images, there’s nothing to separate the two scanners here.
Then again, it’s hardly surprising when you consider that both companies use exactly the same make of scanner!
What really makes the Power scanner so impressive however is the quality of its software. Pandaal's driver software is really nothing more than a port from the ST that has been tidied up a bit to take advantage of the Amiga’s Workbench, but Power have gone totally to town with driver software that has been written specifically for the Amiga. Most noteable is support for Workbench 2 and the new Enhanced Chip Set, something that is sadly lacking from Pandaal’s software.
Screen mode support is one area where Power's new version 2 software really shines.
Unlike Pandaal's software which can only be run in medium resolution, Power’s software supports standard high resolution plus three new ECS screen modes - Super HiRes (1280 by 256 pixels), Super HiRes interlaced (1280 by 512) and (for those of you with multisyncs) Productivity mode (640 by 480). Super HiRes is usually pretty useless, but it really comes in to its own when used for viewing mono scans simply because it allows you to view such a large portion of a scan.
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SCANNING WITH PANDAAL Daatascan Professional GS - (C) 1991 92 Pandaal !E m 130 JULY 1992 If you only need a small section of a scan, you can isolate it by dragging out a rectangle around it.
If it needs touching up, you can then zoom in and edit it at a pixel-by-pixel basis.
Rr0 DaataScan Pro GS COSWORTH POWE 4MIGk _ _ Me) 75% toriwr Poking out of the back of the interface box are two connectors - a connector which is used to mate the interface with the scanner and a connector for a separate power supply (which is included) that must be used regardless of how beefy your power supply is.
Once everything is connected up. You can then boot up the DciataScan software and start scanning. Upon loading, you're presented with two largely blank windows and a strip of gadgets which run down the left-hand side of the screen. These gadgets provide you with a quick-and-easy method of initiating a few of the more common scanner operations: load and save a scan, scan to image window, scan to clipboard, scan to area, zoom and finally print (a rather silly option really when you consider that a printer can't be connected while the scanner is being used).
The first thing to do before embarking upon a scanning session is to set the size of the scanning page. Taking into consideration that the image that you are trying to scan cannot be any larger than 10 centimetres, you'll never really be able to scan an image that is wider than this. The scanner software gives you two preset page sizes - A4 and A5 - although it's not possible in practice to actually scan pages of A4 size. In theory, it should be possible to scan an A4 page in two vertical halves and then piece them together, but I'd be impressed if anyone managed to do this properly. I cer
tainly couldn't!
Once the page size and scan resolution is set.
You're ready to grab a scan. Select ‘Scan' and the scanner lights up with a very nice green hue and you're ready to go. DciataScan is a real-time scanner which basically means that as you drag the scanner across the imase you are making up the image; it is simultaneously displayed on-screen. This isn't just Pandaal showing off their programming skills either - it can be very useful for checking that you're scanning not only the right portion of the image but that the brightness setting is correct.
In general, it's always worth knocking the brightness up a tad to stop the image from being too dark.
On the whole, the quality of scans is very good indeed, although DciataScan seems to corrupt images slightly when scanning at 400 dpi. Pandaal claim that the Amiga can't cope with such high-data transfer speeds, but I'm not convinced. After all, there are other scanners available that can handle the job without encountering such problems. To be honest though, 400 dpi mode is pretty useless. After all, what’s the point in scanning at 400 dpi if you never need to print over 200 dpi?
Text mode is fine for scanning line art. But for colour images you need to switch to one of the scanner’s three dither modes. The only difference between the three dither modes is the size of the dots that the dither patterns use. On the whole the smaller the dot. The more detail you get, but larger dots produce better overall images. One new feature of this latest release of DciataScan is the grey-scale conversion module which takes an image scanned using one of the three dither modes and converts it to a grey-scale image. Being a bit of a cynic at heart. I didn't expect this to work too
well, but the results are surprisingly good and certainly rate alongside a decent, mono, digitised image.
Once the image has been scanned, the DciataScan gives you a fairly comprehensive selection of tools for cleaning it up to suit your requirements. Probably the most widely used is zoom mode which - not surprisingly - zooms in on an area of the scan that you choose and then allows you to edit the image on a pixel-by-pixel basis. Surprisingly though, there aren't any real drawing tools - you can only place or remove an individual pixel.
One very powerful feature of DaataScan is its clipboard facility which allows you to cut out any rectangular section from a scan and then apply a number of image-manipulation tools to it. You can. For example, rotate the image 90 per cent or resize it to your heart's content. These ‘clips' can then be saved out individually, allowing you to isolate sections from a much larger scan, therefore saving a considerable amount of disk space.
I must admit that I wasn't overly convinced by DaataScan s scan manipulation tools. Considering the fact that Deluxe Pciint can't always handle larger scan files, DaataScan should deliver far more paint package-like features. As it is, touching up a scanned image can take a very long time simply because of the size of the scans. At the very least, it would have been nice to have seen a couple of basic drawing tools such as line. Box. Circle, fill and airbrush with both large and small brushes. Something for version three of DciataScan perhaps?
Having used a number of hand scanners, I have to admit that I'm very impressed by DaataScan. Now that it offers grey-scale support. It's the ideal tool for quick-and-easy .importation of mono artwork for a diverse range of applications; from DTP to animation and even desktop video. The only complaint that I have with DaataScan is the problem I encountered with 400 dpi scans. If Pandaal were to clear this up. DaataScan would be virtually perfect. Gripes aside though. I'd still recommend it wholeheartedly.
Speed • • • Daatascan operates at a respectable speed, though some operations can leave you waiting.
DOCUMENTATION • • • All the information you nedd to know is there although some explanations are a little vague.
ACCESSIBILITY • • • • Plug it in, boot up the software, press F1 and you're scanning - it really is that simple!
FEATURES • • Scan manipulation tools are a little limited to say the least.
VALUE • • • Cheap for a hand scanner, but the Power scanner is £30 cheaper and performs a lot better.
When you press FI then DaataScan starts to scan in real time. By pressing the scan button on the hand scanner and dragging the scanner across the image, the scan will be brought into memory and then it's displayed on-screen.
Before scanning any image, the first thing to do is to tell the scanner the dimensions of the area to be scanned. Although it is theoretically possible to handle larger scans, the maximum width of any scan cannot exceed 10 centimetres.
Once the scan meets your requirements, it can then be saved out to disk and pulled into your DTP program.
As the cliche goes: "Here's one I prepared earlier!"
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Scaling: LG nn Width: M3 J Height: [5.84 ] New Inage Cancel Booting up the PowerScan software, you're presented with a rather bland looking screen containing nothing more than a few lines of text revealing the brains behind PowerScan and a block of eight rather small icons that live in the top right-hand corner of the screen.
Virtually all of the scanner's functions can be accessed via pull-down menus, but to make things easier, Power have built all these functions into an icon-based hierarchical menu structure that is friendlier and easier to use.
Power have grouped together all of the scanner functions into specific groups which are accessed by clicking on the appropriate icon. There's an icon for accessing the scanning operations, another for loading and saving scans and another for drawing operations etc. You often find yourself having to click several icons to access the function that you want, but this soon becomes second nature and you'll find yourself flicking through the menus to find the operation that you want without even thinking about it.
Obviously the first thing you'll want to do is to grab a scan. After entering the appropriate icon block, a single click on the ‘Scan" icon brings up a requester which allows you to set the size of the scan and the resolution (expressed in dpi) that is to be used. Unlike the Pandaal unit, there's no need to manually tell the scanner software the dpi setting on the scanner hardware. Instead. PowerScan automatically reads the dpi setting from the scanner itself and sets the scanning resolution accordingly. Even if you change the scanner's dpi setting whilst the requester is still on the
screen, click once on the resolution button and PowerScan re-reads the dpi setting from the scanner. Very nice.
Once you're happy with the scan setup, click on *Go' and scanning commences. Like DaataScan, PowerScan is a real-time scanner which basically means that it too builds up your scan on-screen as you drag the scanner across the image that you're scanning. Unlike DaataScan though. PowerScan doesn't wrap around to the top of the screen once the scan reaches the bottom. Instead, the screen continuously scrolls smoothly upwards until the entire scan area has been grabbed.
Once a scan has been grabbed, you're then transferred back to the main screen and the scan is then displayed in the full screen area.
Obviously if you've grabbed a large 400 dpi image, you won't be able to view the entire scan on-screen at once. If your machine is equipped with Workbench 2.0 and AutoScroll is turned on within Preferences, you can scroll around the scan area simply by moving the mouse to the screen boundaries. For 1.3-based Amigas though, you can move around the scan using the cursor keys or via a ProPage-like proportional gadget.
PowerScan provides a fairly comprehensive selection of image-processing tools that give you the power to manipulate images on a global scale. Art Department it may not be, but the tools on offer are fairly powerful nonetheless. You can flip scans, crop and rotate them, adjustment their brightness and even remove isolated pixels. The ‘remove isolated pixels’ is particularly important when scanning in 400 dpi mode because the PowerScan occasionally corrupts the image when scanning large areas in 400 dpi mode. This doesn't happen as frequently as DaataScan, but it can be annoying.
For touching up scans, PowerScan provides a healthy selection of Deluxe Paint-like drawing tools which can be used to touch up a scanned image if you don't own a conventional paint package. There’s all the usual drawing tools that you'd expect to find including freehand, line, box, circle and polygon drawing modes available in both filled and outline forms. Although PowerScan also includes a zoom mode, this is restricted to freehand draw only which is rather limiting.
HIGH-POWER SCANNING Like DaataScan, PowerScan includes an option to convert half-tone scans to grey scale images. Having used a couple of scanners that offer this option, I have to say I was impressed with PowerScan's grey-scale support. Most scanners produce grey-scale images that look washed out. But PowerScan s grey scales are full of contrast and detail. Indeed, they're probably some of the best grey-scale scans I have seen from a hand scanner and certainly compare well with grey-scale images produced by video digitisers like DigiView.
At the end of the day. The differences between hand scanners doesn't lie in the quality of the hardware, but the power of the software. From a hardware point of view, there’s little to separate PowerScan from its rivals, but examine its software and you'll find a real wolf in sheep's clothing. The quality of its scans are second to none, especially when you start to play around with grey-scale images. PowerScan still occasionally corrupts 400 dpi scans, but then so does the majority of the competition.
PowerScan comes into its own, though, for raw editing power and its blindingly obvious ease of use. The PowerScan software has been written specifically for the Amiga and it really does show. Whereas DaataScan s user interface often leaves you waiting, PowerScan rockets along at a formidable rate. If you're in the market for a hand scanner then forget the rest and get PowerScan. In terms of power and value for money, PowerScan is quite simply the best Amiga hand scanner available. © PowerScan Pro2 speed • • • • • Faster than a speeding bullet, PowerScan's software is a wonderful piece of
programming.
DOCUMENTATION • • • PowerScan’s manual is a little brief in places, but you rarely need it, the software is so easy!
ACCESSIBILITY • • • • Who needs a manual when PowerScan is so easy to use!
FEATURES • • • • Zoom mode needs to be extended, but apart from that the software is packed with power.
VALUE • • • • • Not only one of the most capable hand scanners on the market, but it is also one of the cheapest!
Save the image out to disk, boot up your DTP program and you're in business! PowerScan saves out images in standard IFF format, so they can be used in anything from ProPage to Deluxe Paint.
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PowerScan software booted up, all you have to do is a single
dick on the 'Scan' gadget which then presents you with a
requester that is used to set the scan dimensions and scan
resolution. Click on 'Go' and you're ready to start scanning.
Now that we have our scan in memory, it can be tidied up using PowerScan's comprehensive selection of image processing and drawing tools. OK it might not exactly be Deluxe Paint, but all the basic tools are there nonetheless.
Select 'Convert to GreyScale' and PowerScan automatically converts your black and white scan to 16 shades of grey.
If you're not entirely satisfied with the results, you can still edit the image using the same PowerScan drawing and image processing tools. Alternatively, scans can easily be loaded into any standard paint package including Deluxe Paint.
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Westminster Exhibitions Ltd, Surrey House, 34 Eden Street, Kingston, Surrey KT1 1ER Expiry date OR phone 0726 68020 to book with credit card PRESENTATION PACK fT: WHAT DO YOU GET when you combine a market-leading video digitiser with two equally well-endowed software packages?
You get NewTek’s MediaStation bundle, that’s what! Designed with desktop video and presentation users in mind, it manages to combine NewTek’s highly-successful DigiView Gold 4 video digitiser with its HAM paint package DigiPaint 3 and Elan Performer 2, the latest release of one of the most powerful presentation packages available.
Compilations are rife in games software.
Now here's a digitiser, a paint program and a presentation system all in one. Is it an integrated package or a clever marketing ploy? Jason Holborn investigates.
Presentation Package ¦ £1 59.95 ¦ NewTek None of the packages that are included in NewTek’s compilation are particularly new, but the genius behind MediaStation is the way that they have been brought together to form a virtually seamless whole. What’s more with a price tag of just £160, purchasing the MediaStation not only gives you some of the best video-and-presentation tools available, but it's a bit of a bargain as well.
1 JULY 1992 The heart of MediaStation is NewTek’s famed DigiView Gold version 4, a fine little slow-scan digitiser that we reviewed way back in Issue 9 of AMIGA FORMAT. For those of you who haven’t had the pleasure of using DigiView, it consists of a small black box that plugs into the parallel port of the Amiga. What is so surprising about DigiView is its shear size or - to be more precise - total lack of it. If you rested a cigarette packet on top of DigiView you could quite easily lose it!
MEDIASTATION is available from Silica Systems 081-309 1111 DigiView can take its input from any standard composite signal which is fed into the digitiser via a phono connector at the rear of the unit. This can come from just about any device that outputs a composite signal including video cameras and recorders, although a mono video camera will definitely give you the best results. One thing that it doesn’t like, though, is a real-time colour signal, so to get the best results from a colour source, you’ll need an RGB splitter.
Without an RGB splitter, only mono artwork can be grabbed from a video recorder.... DigiPaint's powerful 'colorize' function will allow you to add colour with ease.
DigiView can digitise images in just about every Amiga screen resolution available, although the new ECS screen modes are not currently supported. Screen modes supported, though, include low, medium and high resolution with overscan. Version 4 of DigiPaint also adds a new and very unique screen mode to the Amiga - Dynamic HiRes. Put simply, Dynamic HiRes uses the Amiga’s copper graphics co-processor to allow a full 4,096 colours to be displayed on-screen at once within a high-resolution display. The quality of Dynamic HiRes images has to be seen to be believed - they are simply the most
breathtaking images ever seen on a standard Amiga.
Although DigiView takes a mono video signal as its input, colour images with a maximum of 2.1 million colours can be produced using the now familiar system of colour filters which are included with the package. To produce a colour image, it is necessary to grab three exposures of an image - one red, one green and one blue - and then combine these together using the digitising software to form the final image.
The DigiView software not only allows you to grab images, but also doubles up as a very powerful image-processing package that allows you to fine tune images to meet your requirements. You can alter the brightness, contrast and red, green and blue colour content of an image simply by altering a number of slider gadgets.
Once you’ve got a digitised image, it can then be brought across for further work into DigiPaint 3, NewTek’s critically acclaimed HAM-only paint package. DigiPaint is the perfect tool for touching up digitised artwork, indeed this is probably the application that it is best suited. DigiPaint 3 has never really been a particularly good package for creating artwork from scratch, due mainly to the lack of some quite basic tools such as a fill operation.
DigiPaint does excel though when touching up existing artwork. It offers an almost bewildering number of more exotic operations such as texture mapping and image wrapping.
One particularly useful feature is Digi Paint's ‘colorize’ function which allows you to literally colour in grey-scale images.
It’s a little like the Half-Brite painting mode in Deluxe Paint - although the image itself remains unchanged, you can apply coloured tints over the top of shading, changing a range (5 PRESENTATION PACK Beffore a MediaStation presentation can be pulled together, the ffirst step is to get some raw display materials. Using DigiView, you can grab a digitised image direct from video tape or (better still) from real life using a mono video camera.
135 JULY 1992 working on existing artwork.
Of greys to a range of colours that you choose.
DigiPaint 3 most certainly isn’t in the same league as Deluxe Paint 4 for shear painting power, but it has one major advantage over Deluxe Paint's HAM mode that makes it an absolute joy to use. That is, it’s very fast indeed. Having suffered Deluxe Paint's appallingly slow HAM mode, the speed at which DigiPaint can handle HAM comes as an absolute breath of fresh air.
Finally, we have Elan Performer 2.0, a package that is not native to NewTek’s Kansas-based development centre. Originally developed by Elan Design, NewTek have since taken the package are now marketing it as a NewTek product.
Performer is a very powerful, yet incredibly simple to use, presentation program that allows you to display both static images and animations just by assigning each ‘event’ (a single image or animation) to a key on the Amiga’s keyboard. It also supports all the standard Amiga screen modes and can even handle DigiView 21-bit RGB and IFF 24 files, although the images cannot be displayed in all their glory. Performer simply converts them to HAM mode before they are displayed.
Setting up a presentation within the program is very simple indeed. First off it sho&s you a display of the Amiga keyboard with a number of file operation gadgets running along the top of the screen. To assign an event to a key, you first load the image or animation Finally, the artwork that you have produced can be pulled together to form a presentation using Elan Performer. Each image (or even animations) is assigned to a key on the Amiga keyboard. To view your finished presentation, you simply press each key to bring up the image or animation that you have assigned. As easy as one, two,
three!
Iff the image you've chosen doesn't quite suit your needs, it can be tidied up within DigiView using its powerful image- processing controls. These controls allow you to alter an image's DigiPaint can then be brought in to tidy up the image still further or to create new artwork from scratch. Deluxe Paint 4 it may not be, but it's still a very capable package for brightness, control and colour content.
Into memory and Petformer asks you which key you wish the event to be assigned to.
A single click on the on-screen keyboard and the event is then assigned. At this point you can fine tune the event - alter the playback speed of animations, determine how long an image is displayed etc. Once all events are assigned, your presentation is started simply by pressing a key that has an event assigned to it. When an event is first displayed, there is a slight delay while the file is pulled in from disk, although the event is then buffered in memory so it can be accessed instantly the next time it is displayed.
To all intents and purposes, all three packages that make up MediaStation are still separate products in their own right - each has its own manual and comes on its own set of disks with no attempt made to disguise the fact that all three were once sold separately. Indeed, if it wasn’t for the fact that I’m a very polite chap at heart, I’d swear blind that NewTek have done nothing more than to throw three off-the- shelf packages into a flashy box. But then, I wouldn’t dare to make such an accusation... One thing that does surprise me is the fact that NewTek have made no attempt to join the
three packages together via a sort of global shell program. Instead they have relied almost entirely upon the Amiga’s flexible IFF file standard to allow quick-and-easy porting of files back and forth between each program.
Some form of shell would have perhaps made MediaStation a far more integrated package, but then memory constraints probably resulted in that idea being thrown out of the window straightaway. As it is, you really need at least a megabyte to use any one of the three programs, so a completely integrated MediaStation would have required a beefy Amiga equipped with at least three megabytes of RAM. Each package must therefore be loaded separately and any files that you wish to share between them saved out to disk first.
At the end of the day, although MediaStation may not offer anything particularly new, it does serve as a fine example of good marketing at work. If you’re after a system that can digitise, paint and present, then you’ll find none better than MediaStation.
SPEED _______O Ml MediaStation never leaves you waiting. To call it zippy would be an understatement!
DOCUMENTATION MM Everything you need to know to get up and running is there in plain English.
ACCESSIBILITY • • • • • The digitiser has outrageous system requirements, apart from that it's all pretty.
FEATURES • • • • DlgiView is starting to show its age a bit, but all together, MediaStation is a very capable system.
VALUE ________Mill £150 for a digitiser, paint package and presentation program certainly can’t be snuffed at!
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Postcode MAIL ORDER HOTLINE 081-309 1111 a DTP UTILITIES Here's a set of utilities that can save you time when using the PageStream DTP system.
Hotlinks will let you edit text, touch-up 24-bit graphics in separate programs and then export them onto your final page. Over to Asam Ahmad who tells you how it's done.
HotLinlcs Editions DTP Utilities ¦ £69.95 ¦ Soft Logik WHAT IS HOTLINKS?
One of the biggest problems with using different programs for doing different tasks is the lack of data compatibility. Each program stores its data in a format specific to that program and hence data produced by one program cannot be loaded into another unless the data is adapted or interpreted before use.
This is all very well, but this process of converting from one format to another can be a time-consuming business, especially for things like huge 24-bit graphic images, and you are also limited by the specifications of the data format you are converting to. But this is where Hot Links comes in. The Hot Links system helps solve this problem of data interchange by providing a standard platform where data is stored in a special format which can be accessed by any HotLinks- compatible program.
That is not all though. The system works like the Publish Subscribe system operating system on the Apple Macintosh System 7 platform in that if, say, a letter is written in a word processor (in this case WHAT HOTLINKS CONSISTS of is a suite of programs from Soft Logik, the team that brought us PageStream, the most complete desktop publishing program yet. There are three programs altogether, the main two being PageLiner, a word text processor, and BME, a bitmap drawing program mainly designed for touching up graphic images. The third program is HotLinks itself, the workhorse that gels the
above two programs to PageStream, or indeed any other HotLinks compatible application, together to form an integrated user-friendly system of programs.
PageLiner is a text processor rather than a full-blown word processor, whose main aim is to provide the facility to produce documents quickly and easily. It has all the features you would expect from any text processor, plus a few extras, mainly to do with its HotLinks inherent abilities. Apart from its Publish Subscribe functions, it has a Style Tag function. In conjunction with PageStream, this allows you to set a tag (a description of how the text should appear) by simply selecting it from the Text Tags menu. There is only one problem with this, and that is that the tags can only be defined
in PageStream, and the defini- BME, Bitmap Editor, is one of two applications in Hotlinks Editions.
This one is used to edit pictures: the other, Page Liner, is a word processor. What makes both special is that the use of Hotlinks allows them to work on pictures and text even while a DTP program is making use of the very same pictures and text. Clever stuff!
138 c vO o NJ find replace functions and a look-up dictionary, there is little actual text control available.
For example there is no way of changing the paragraph formatting from within PageLiner - it has to be done through PageStream. This is fine if you are using PageStream all the time, but it would have been nice to be able to format your text before making a hard copy directly from PageLiner.
Apart from those niggles, the program works very well, with the ability to run on any Public screen (for Workbench 2 only) and multiple document capability, as well as onscreen representation of font styles such as bold and italic. It also has the facility for entering extended characters (from the PageStream standard font map) not in the standard Amiga keyboard range. This is extremely useful for accessing special characters such as ligatures and accented characters, to make your documents look more professional when layed out.
The other main program in the package is BitMap Editor or BME. As its name suggests, it is designed primarily for editing and touching up graphics in either IFF format up to 24- bit planes or in the CompuServe standard GIF format. There are however limitations to this.
Tions have to be imported into PageLiner before use. PageLiner is designed primarily for the preparation of data for HotLinks, and it shows. The idea is that after the raw text has been created, it is Published and then Subscribed to by PageStream for laying out.
This means that apart from the basic cut paste HOTLINKS EDITIONS is available from Silica 081-309 5000 PageLiner) it is then ‘Published’ as an Edition into HotLinks. Now if you want to lay out your letter say in a DTP program (in this case PageStream) you simply ‘subscribe’ to the letter from HotLinks, and the data is imported directly to your page. This also works in the same way for graphics from BME.The best thing about this system, however, is the real time data exchange that HotLinks provides. This means that if you needed to change something in your letter, all you would need to do is
change it in PageLiner and update the HotLinks Edition.
Then the next time you loaded PageStream, it would automatically have the revised Edition ready for laying out, without you having to re-import it. This can save a lot of time in making amendments, because the updates to all programs Subscribing to that specific piece of information are automatic. In fact if you have PageStream and PageLiner multitasking together, you can see the changes updated as soon as the new Edition has been re-published.
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compatibility. Each jrogdm store* its data in a format specific
to tluit f am and hence data produced by one prooau cannot be
loaded into another unless 139 JULY 1992 The Amiga cannot
display 24-bit graphics using the standard hardware, let alone
256 colour GIF files. To overcome this problem, and to provide
as accurate screen representation as possible, all the images
are converted into 16-colour grey-scale images for editing.
This in itself poses problems because several colours in the same region of the spectrum will have the same grey value attached to them, which means that choosing the exact colour you want could be hard.
Soft Logik have done their best to get around this by actually showing the current colour selected (the best shade from its 4,096 colour palette) in a little box at the bottom of the tool box, and it is used to ‘paint with’ using variable size brushes. Once you get used to this system, it is pretty straightforward and easy to use, but I would not recommend it for trying to create pictures, it is best suited for just editing. It is ideal for touching up scanned images, as it is able to load files of up to 32768 by 32768 pixels, memory permitting.
However it has just the basic features for picture manipulation, with a simple brush-style area transfer function and cropping facilities.
When you include the facilities HotLinks provides with those of PageStream, you have What goes for text also goes for pictures. While the finished page is being worked on in PageStream, someone else has been editing and retouching a picture in the other Hotlinks Editions program, BME (Bitmap Editor). This, too, is published and automatically updated in the DTP document. For professional users working in a team, the time saving off not having to re-import text and pictures could be enormous.
Meanwhile, the designer is laying out the page in PageStream, using an earlier version off the text the writer is still working on. As soon as the writer has finished and has Published his new version, the latest text is imported directly into PageStream without the designer having to ask for it. The Hotlinks system automatically keeps track off what ffiles will want to know about new versions off other Hotlinks ffiles.
The idea off Hoilinks is that you can use ffiles that are being worked on by other people in other applications. Here, we're writing copy in the Hotlinks word processor, PageLiner. As soon as it is written, it is time to Publish it from the HotLinks menu. You can define access to the access level as well, to prevent unwanted persons from reading you data.
One of the most powerful data-manipulation systems around. There is one more very important feature , and that has to do with its Data Exchange Protocol. What this means is that despite only being able to load IFF or GIF pictures, BME is able to edit bitmaps in any format that PageStream can understand.
How? Well PageStream can load in just about any picture or text format, with its abundance of import modules. If you wanted to edit either the picture or the text, you would simply Publish it from PageStream and Subscribe to it from PageLiner or BME. This in itself boosts the usefulness of the whole system. Separately, the HotLinks programs would not be up to much in a review, due to their lack of features.
However, combined together with HotLinks and PageStream, you have a suite of programs that can be used to produce professional quality documents faster than ever before, with no need to worry about any data incompatibilities.
HotLinks is something that the Amiga has been waiting for for a long while, to complement its inherent multitasking abilities.
Let’s just hope other software developers jump on the bandwagon and start producing HotLinks compatible programs.
HOT FOR MORE In the pipeline is Art Expression, a vector drawing program to provide easy creation and manipulation of drawings, with the HotLinks facility incorporated.
HotLinks runs on single machine setups, but there will be a network version available soon for the exchange of data in real-time on as many computers as necessary. This will be handy for someone logging on to your network and automatically receiving the latest versions of files they need. Both the network and single-machine systems have the same password and log-in features, so published editions can be made available to specific users. Soft-Logik are releasing developers packs with the HotLinks Data Exchange Protocol specifications, so third-party developers can produce
HotLinks-compatible programs to complement Soft-Logik’s efforts.
The whole system is very quick. BME can be a little slow at times though, with large images.
DOCUMENTATION • • • • Well laid-out high-quality manuals from the PageStream team.
ACCESSIBILITY III • • Extremely simple to setup, and so easy to use, with no messing around with files.
FEATURES • • Not too hot on this one. The programs tend to rely on PageStream’s abilities for full control.
VALUE • • • Only useful if you already own PageStream, but HotLinks on its own could become a big thing.
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146 c any o o NJ Enthusiasts - swap file formats with ease! Professionals - touch up that scan for the perfect image! Artists - create weird and wonderful new images! Damien Noonan cuts the hype and explains what an image-processing package can do for you.
‘Retouching’, the craft of taking out the blemishes for a perfect picture, and ‘image composition' or ‘compositing', the art of blending images together to make a collage or a weird image, are two of the most sophisticated uses for image processing. But there's a lot of mundane stuff that needs to be done. Too.
At its most basic, an image-processing program can be used simply to convert pictures from one format to another. We used to use the older-generation program Pixmate simply to convert pictures from HAM mode to 32 colours, so we could take something created in Photon Paint and use it in Deluxe Paint.
Nowadays, something that simple is less important as the trend grows for programs to be able to load and save in a variety of different formats. At last, in the form of Deluxe Paint IV. We have an Amiga paint program that can use any of the Amiga's graphics modes. Similarly, it can load ILBM format files from the IBM PC and compatibles range.
At the top end. Professional 24-bit graphics, such flexibility is becoming increasingly important. You need to be able to transfer and use files from most of the popular designers' computers, including the PC. The Apple Macintosh and even the Sun workstation.
This works the other way round, too, with other computers now tending to accept Amiga IFFs. At AMIGA FORMAT, we use the sophisticated Apple Macintosh image-processing program Adobe Photoshop, which can happily read and save Amiga IFF pictures.
Certain file formats already tend to dominate more than others, and there's an increasing move towards a number of standard formats that can be used across all computers.
Hopefully as this trend continues there will be less fuss and bother involved in transferring images between machines and programs, but ONCE UPON A TIME, in a less sophisticated age. They used to have ‘spot the difference' competitions in newspapers, where you had to find 10 changes that had been made to a line drawing by comparing two drawings.
Nowadays, if you look in the colour magazine of some popular Sunday newspapers you'll see a spot the difference competition with a difference. Nowadays, instead of drawings they use two full-colour photographs.
You might not think the change to using photographs from line drawings is that significant, but it's evidence of the major step forward that computers have brought to any field in which pictures are used. Newspapers can now pick the gold watch off a TV star's wrist in a full-colour piccy and put new skin in its place, and you won't even notice the difference. Unless you've got the original picture there to compare it with, of course.
The same technology can be used for anything from perfectionism to wild creativity.
For example, an ad agency designer has a photograph of a chap wearing a suit he wants to use, but there's a small blemish on the material of the suit. He can brush it out, using a portion of good material to cover it up. Or when the imagination of the designer runs riot, you might see a surfing kangaroo, or a car carved out of living rock, or even a flying pig... The third thing that image processing is used for is chopping images together to get interesting new effects (you can see the results on Page 49). This can be used simply to produce a complex collage, but with a little more
subtlety you can make some very interesting things happen!
The key to slotting images together seamlessly, as we’ve done here, is that the edges must be blurred an blended automatically by the program. Art Department Professional, reviewed over the page, can now do this: provided you have the use of the Alpha channel facility.
What is IMAGE COMPOSITION (TJj IMAGE PROCESSING AMIGA IFF SPECIAL EFFECTS The second, and really the most important, function of image processing is to manipulate images at the press of a button. Often these manipulations will be purely functional; but a number are glitzy special effects, like these.
Art Department Professional, reviewed over the page in its latest version, doesn’t have so many of these push-button special effects built in. Coming next month, however, is a new and highly promising competitor in the image processing field.
It’s called Image Master and it’s an adaptation of the supremely excellent Image Professional software that comes with the HAM-E, pseudo-True-Colour system from Black Belt in America. We expect it to be excellent. In the meantime, here’s a few of the special effects you can do with it.
THE IMPORTANCE OF FILE FORMATS The first, and most practical, job of an image-processing program is that it must be able to load and save pictures in any number of different file formats, even those used by programs on other types of computer. Here’s a brief guide to what we think are the most important ‘foreign’ file formats.
The only real difference is how many bitplanes there are in the file (one to five, respectively). IFF stands for interchange file format. It is a standard that was established by Electronic Arts and Commodore in the very early days of the Amiga, and it’s done a good job of standardising the computer’s various paint programs.
AMIGA IFF - EHB Just a 32-colour image, with an extra 32 added that are half the brightness of the original 32, hence the name.
An EHB image transferred to another computer is usually treated as a 32-colour image and the extra colours are just lost, so it’s not too transferable.
AMIGA IFF - HAM HAM is a cheat, allowing you to use all 4,096 colours from the standard Amiga palette. It works by calculating the value of a pixel as so many steps away from the last one, working from a base of 16 colours.
HAM is transferable to the 256 colour or greater formats used by other computers. It’s useful to be able to reduce a HAM image to 32 colours, and loss in quality is surprisingly little for most images.
AMIGA 24-BIT An adaptation of IFF for 24-bit has meant that there’s a continuing and effective standard. If you’re using an image buffer you’ll need to check that that’s supported, there’s usually support for HAM-E and DCTV pseudo- 24-bit too.
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EPS Encapsulated PostScript is a standard high-quality format for DTP pages and structured drawing images.
In theory EPS files should be transferable between any computer, but it’s not always the case.
MACINTOSH PICT Simply means ‘picture’ and is the standard Mac bitmap image file format. The vital one to have if you’re working across both these machines. PICT2 is the compatible updated version.
PC TIFF 24-bit, 256-colour or grey-scale format used mostly by DTP and design systems, also common in scanning on the PC. More or less the standard for this kind of work.
GIF is another important one and BMP, from Microsoft Windows, is also getting common.
PC PCX AND LBM 147 Both common 256-colour bitmap formats, as used by Deluxe Paint on the PC. These two should do you, but there’s a proliferation of other file formats on the PC, most of which are dictated by the kind of operating system an individual machine is using.
JULY 1992 If anyone has any advice or questions about using file formats that are alien to the Amiga, we’d be very pleased to hear from you. All you have to do is write to Workbench, AMIGA FORMAT, 30 Monmouth Street, Bath BA1 2BW.
For now it’s a necessary part of any good program that it should have that flexibility.
While file transferring and translating are the necessary evils of image processing and image composition is the flashy artistic extra, the real meat and drink of image processing is... errm... processing images. Once you've loaded an image into your program, you can then take the data and mess around with it simply by pressing a button or two.
There are two main reasons why you would want to do this. Firstly, for very good practical reasons. Certain kinds of images, particularly scans, need certain kinds of preparation before they can be used. Secondly, for artistic effect. One of the easiest ways to get an exciting image is using some kind of artificial colouration to achieve weird and interesting effects.
Typical effects include solarising and colourising, which mimic the photographic processes of the same name to give weird areas of highly exaggerated colour. Another one you'll quite commonly see is the ability to turn an image into line art. Tracing round areas of colour to produce a black-and-white line drawing. This can be extremely successful, but like many image processing operations, it's a bit hit-and-miss. But then, that's a great part of the fun of image processing; have a go and see what happens!
Image processing on the Amiga is still, in many ways, in its infancy. With the great change brought to Amiga graphics since 24-bit colour arrived, older image processing programs tend to have faded into obscurity.
Once upon a time we used to use a program called Pixmcite a great deal, but we could equally well have used its rival. The Butcher.
Now, both have been left behind by the advances in Amiga graphics. More importantly, perhaps, they are looking archaic as image processing in general moves on.
The older image-processing programs were like scientists’ laboratories, full of incomprehensible jargon and technical trickery.
Nowadays, image processing is being put into the hands of the artist and the designer.
Inevitably, the route to follow will be that image-processing programs will become more like paint programs. For the moment, they still tend to be too much of a box of tricks: you can push the button and go, but working directly on the screen is still not where Amiga image processing is at.
Some day, there will be a powerful, professional version of Deluxe Paint. It will load and save in any Amiga file format, as well as those from any other type of computer. It will work in 24-bit, and also allow you to apply any of the image processing effects that are currently only available in a specialist program. And that's what we're really looking forward to.
Strangely enough, years ago Electronic Arts did a program called Deluxe Photolab. It worked in 21-bit, damned near to True Colour, and it was essentially a paint program but with full image processing facilities. It was exactly what we expect image-processing programs to be in a year or two’s time, and yet it never really took off. Probably it was way ahead of its time. Is the time now right for a new version? We' 11 see... Just as 24-bit 'true colour' arrived, along came an image-processing package that quickly proved it could cut the mustard. The latest version promises to be hotter than
chilli sauce, so Brian Larlcman tests the temperature... Art Departmer Professional 2.1 Image Processing Package ¦ £199.95 ¦ ASDG IF YOU WANT a job done well, you need the right tools. One of the reasons Art Department has done so well is the clever way it provides the tools for all kinds of image processing. It’s not so much one single tool as a toolbox into which you can put tools as you get them.
You can break the program into three main functions: it can load in a variety of formats, process data once it’s loaded and then save in various formats. The Art Department itself is really the middle bit, sitting there like a big box full of 24-bit image data to which you can do whatever you want.
The loading and saving is handled by extra little program modules (loaders and savers) which convert the incoming data into the program’s own 24-bit format so it’s ready to be worked on and then converted back into whatever format you wish to save in.
148 c sO o NJ The main difference with Art Department Professional is it includes most of the loaders and savers you’re likely to need. It also has some useful new formats, such as JPEG, a highly-compressed format that saves disk space when using large 24-bit image files. It also includes a facility for applying image-pro- cessing effects to animations.
As a file conversion system it is second to none, on any platform. Just about every known image data type is available in the modular loaders and savers supplied with the program.
It’s becoming important for graphics users to be able to load and save in file formats used by other computers that are used with designers, and the program includes the standard file formats for Apple Macintosh, PC-compatible and Sun computers. It also offers several kinds of compressed file formats, such as TIFF LZW, BMP RLE and JPEG. Loaders also include Backdrop and Backline, both of which help produce smooth gradient backgrounds, and Clipboard and Screen, which enable you to load direct from the Amiga system.
HOW TO IMAGE PROCESS WHOLE ANIMATIONS FRED is an accessory program to Art Department Professional 2- it can only work if Art Dept is also running - that lets you apply effects to whole animation sequences. In effect it uses the Art Dept Pro routines to carry out its processes via Arexx. An animation sequence is set up by opening a blank strip and inserting individual frames or whole strips of animations into it.
Each frame is represented by a little ‘stamp’ version and these can be selected individually or as ranges and cut and pasted. Any sequence can be animated and viewed in a small ‘stamp’ window, though it is only the stamps that are animating, not the full 24-bit files. You can make a transition from one existing sequence to another producing fades, rolls and other effects between single, still frames or animated sequences.
The full range of Art Dept Pro operations can be applied under AREXX script control so, for example, offsett, blur, colorize, mix, and size parameters could be progressively changed, frame-by-frame. This creates new, full-size images at the same resolution as the originals, as well as the ‘stamps’ representing them. Once the full sequence of images, ranges, transitions etc is assembled, the whole thing can be sent, frame-by-frame to videotape for full 24-bit animation. The whole system is very powerful, but because it depends on Arexx, it is not at all intuitive for the non-programmer. Ideally
a visual, interactive system is required and rumour has it ASDG are working on just such a system.
One little-mentioned aspect is that it will let you control the Professional Scanlah hardware, supplied by ASDG, which lets you bring images in directly from a range of quality scanners, including the Sharp range. There’s also support for some frame grabbers, including GVP’s IV24. MacroSystems’ excellent V-Lab grabber (standard for use with the The figure originally had a hard edge that looked unreal against this background. To soften it an Alpha channel 'mask' was created. The figure was turned into a one colour profile and then the edge was reduced by six pixels. The six pixel band was
replaced by a six stage ramp of darker Outlines, ending with black. In the Alpha Channel mix during the loading operation, black is completely transparent and white opaque.
ADPRO 2.1 is available from Silica 081-309 5000 i ( Harlequin 24-bit card and it was reviewed last issue) will be supported in the next release.
The Saver modules provided will give you access to this wide range of image formats, plus it can save in display formats for almost all Amiga 24-bit display cards including Targa, A2410, Firecracker, DCTV, HAM-E, IV24 and ACS Harlequin. You can even print the image to a Postscript or a Preferences printer - the latter provides true 24-bit printing.
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arrival of JPEG (Joint Photographic Expert Group) compression
is the answer to a prayer.
JPEG was intended to establish an all-computer format for highly compressed files and finally came up with a way of doing it last year. The compression achieved is usually incredibly massive, chopping down images of several megabytes to a few hundred kilobytes, but there is some loss in quality.
.1 1 Median Filter is intended to remove the imperfections and irregularities from an image. If it is applied repeatedly, as with this figure, a soft focus effect is produced.
Although any image can be scaled to any degree with the Scale Operator, Halve is very much faster and produces an image size that is an ideal for CDTV.
The figure that is in both the following images is Alpha Channel mapped over a Colorized picture of a garden.
Compare the two images.
The second picture has had the colours of the figure saturated and a 5x5 matrix Convolve operator has been used on the background giving a sharper but slightly unreal look.
JULY 1992 4 WGk _ _ ferdic! 85% 4 WGk It works by dividing up the pixels into an 8 x 8 matrix and looking in each block for patterns of colour. These are defined by codes in a ‘look-up’ table that take up less room than the 64 bits of data in the block. In practice, this means areas of detail can lose some colours.
ASDG’s implementation of JPEG is efficient and easy to use, but it’s not very user-friendly because until you have done the compression and decompression of an image you are not sure how much quality you will have lost. You can try a bit of trial and error, but you might have to do this afresh for every image you ever save, it’s all a bit too much.
The situation could be improved if a small preview was possible. For example, the user could define a small area - say 64 x 64 pixels
- where there is a lot of detail. The preview would compress and
decompress that area, to three levels of compression, retaining
the original for comparison. A magnify tool might also be
provided to check for changes. A preview of this sort would
be invaluable for all of the other image-changing tools in the
program.
The most exciting developments in version 2 are the new operators. Operators allow you to process your data once it’s been loaded, and now they deal with every aspect of image processing from Mirror Flips to complex Convolution Matrix Sharpening. The more obvious additions since the original version of the program are Blur, Colorize, DCTV, Deinterlace, Halve, Interlace, and Saturation.
Here the grey-scale image of Marlene Dietrich was used as a semi-opaque mask to determine the transparency of the foreground image, composited over the background. Black areas of the mask are dark, white areas show the masked image; a colorized version of the background. By lining up the two images, Marlene appears to be almost transparent and looks quite ethereal.
The artist, Endo, is shown here 'vignetted' into his work - Epitaph. The soft edge to the vignette was produced using the invaluable new Alpha Channel Loader.
Less obvious are Broadcast Limit (filtering the image so as to broadcast without colour smear), Convolve (analyse a 3 x 3 or 5 x 5 matrix of pixels in relation to the centre one, controlled sharpening, blurring and anti-aliasing), Median Filter (examining a matrix to remove artifacts; does a good soft focus).
The most important new operation is Alpha Channel. At first it seems to be just a way to mask data being loaded so that it fits into the form of another grey-scale image. In itself that can be spectacular, as the illustrations show, but as you play with it, other possibilities become apparent. A major problem with compositing is the edges of clips are very hard, so that they never quite blend into their background. Using the Alpha channel loader it is possible to soften the edges of any object.
The other important change to the processing is the introduction of Visual Operators.
Where you used to type in numbers to do something, now you can use a more elegant and user-friendly hi-res WYSIWYG interface.
You can see exactly what you’re doing, working directly onto a grey-scale representation of the image. The Cropping, Tile, Text and Rectangle Operators are all ‘visual’, suggesting the future development of the program, hopefully starting with the main control panel.
At the centre of Art Department Professional is a single, lo-res, main control screen from which you choose the loaders, savers and operators you want to use and put them to work. This screen has hardly changed and it now looks crude, considering that this is what you’ll spend most of your time staring at.
Ideally, a decent image-processing system should have its tools on the same screen as the images it is working on, like a paint program, changes being updated immediately and then undone if they are not quite correct. The Amiga’s problem is it has many different screen display options, and with limited chip memory the norm for many users, a ‘paint program’ interface is a potentially slow option when processing vast 24-bit files.
It is, though, an amazingly useful and easy- to-use program. There’s just one warning: the processes require vast files and therefore need all the memory and acceleration you can provide ... and then more... and more... speed • • • Even with a 33MHz 030 some functions are slow
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FEATURES • • • • Amazing range of loaders and savers. Lots more effects needed though.
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HOURS Can the Amiga teach you how to paint?
Jason Holborn looks at a new educational tool.
ANY NEWCOMER TO pixel painting will have already discovered that paint packages like Deluxe Paint won’t turn you into a pixel Picasso overnight. Although painting with pixels is much faster and easier than ‘real’ art (not to mention cleaner!), no amount of fancy gradient fills and perspective mapping tools will turn you into a talented artist unless you possess some artistic know-how.
RED SKY (DRAMATIC FROM FIRES - THROWS FOREGROUND INTO DEEP SHADOW If CastleSoft are to be believed, their new Art Tutor could well be the package that will turn your Deluxe Paint creations into genuine works of art. Although even they admit that The Art Tutor won't suddenly transform you into a talented artist, the aim of the package is simple enough - like an interactive text book, it aims to teach you the basics that form the foundations of all art. What’s more, because the art work many of the tutorials are based around have already been transferred to computer, you can use them as the
basis of your own work.
The tutorials cover a wide range of artistic theory including perspective, landscapes, composition and design. There are also extra tutorials covering more specific subjects such as human anatomy, working with digitised images and even how to draw fantasy art work suitable for game title screens. Each tutorial takes the form of a sort of computerised book containing a number of illustrated ‘pages’. Each ‘book’ takes you step-by-step through the fundamentals using a series of example images.
Like a book, you progress through each tutorial by flicking between each page by pressing a series of on-screen gadgets.
The theory isn’t just restricted to interactive tutorials though. Included with The Art Tutor is a sort of manual come exercise book that not only documents how to use the program, but also backs up much of the theory discussed within the main tutorials. One very nice addition to the manual is a set of exercises which are designed to test your understanding of what you have learned by putting all that theory into practice. Think of it as homework if you like!
Obviously to be able to practise your new found skills, you’ll need a paint program. Deluxe Paint will do the job nicely if you have a copy, but for those of you that don’t, CastleSoft have kindly included their own simple little paint package called Level One. But don’t expect too much of Level One though - Deluxe Paint it most certainly isn’t. Modelled around the ST paint package Degas Elite, Level One is a very simple paint package that includes all the tools you need to complete the tutorials but little else.
Level One unfortunately shows its ST origins rather a lot too - there’s no pull down menus, no fancy Deluxe Paint-Xike icon strips and you’re restricted to a measly 16 colours. Instead, every time you wish to select a new colour or function, you must toggle back and forth between the options screen and your pixellised canvas. As a beginners’ package, Level One is competent enough, but don't expect it to fulfil all your painting needs in the future! As I said. Deluxe Paint it most certainly isn’t.
Much of the artwork that the tutorials are based around also shows a distinct lack of subtle Amiga shading. As a result, although they may have looked rather nice on an ST, they’re hardly the kind of works of art that you'd expect from the Amiga.
Come on guys - porting spreadsheets and word processors is just about acceptable, but it’s hardly acceptable to port artwork across unchanged!
The Art Tlitor Educational Program ¦ £25 ¦ CastleSoft So there we have it - the Amiga’s first interactive art tutorial on a disk. To be perfectly honest though, I can’t stop thinking that it’s something of a missed opportunity. Sure, The Art Tutor covers its subject matter well enough, but it’s just not interactive enough. In many respects, it really is no more interactive than a mouse-controlled slideshow program - you can flick backwards and forwards between pages, but that’s about as interactive as things get. Don’t get me wrong, what the tutorials cover is all good, solid learning
material, but The Art Tutor is really no more effective a learning tool than a well illustrated book.
153 Gripes aside though, I have to say that I like the program. The subjects that it covers are discussed in some depth with plenty of example images and extra exercises. If CastleSoft had included the improvements that I’ve detailed, I would have had no hesitation whatsoever in awarding the Art Tutor a Format Gold. As it is it’s not quite Format Gold material, but it’s still a good product nonetheless - especially when you consider that it costs only a few pounds more than the average reference book. If you think that your pixel punching skills could do with a brush up (no pun intended),
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Flow 3 is undoubtedly a product of limited interest to most people. I’ve had it installed on my hard disk for a number of months and I’ve only ever used it once! For users who need to organise large amounts of facts and figures though, Flow is a powerful tool that will prove to be a worthwhile investment and could well be the program that turns those great ideas into workable projects!
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It really comes into its own though as a label-printing utility. Thanks to its comprehensive support for HP and Postscript-compatible lasers and dot-matrix printers, some quite impressive looking labels can be produced including rotary file cards, mailing labels, envelopes and phone lists.
Unfortunately, it isn’t quite the friendly program the authors intended. The user interface is confusing, making the task of learning the program more a pain . If you can fight through this though, then give it a try.
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A jjide fo wfcng by the 9ana industry oseither on artist tnuadaa, designer or prcqrarr.mer MASTERING AMIGA BEGINNERS 154 JULY 1992 BEGINNERS GUIDE ¦ £19.95 ¦ BRUCE SMITH BOOKS 0923 894355 Bruce Smith and his team of talented writers continue with their dominance of the Amiga books market with this latest release written by Phil South (no stranger to regular readers of AMIGA FORMAT). Phil’s book aims to introduce beginners to the Amiga and its system’s software and also the kind of software and hardware you can buy to use with it.
I personally have never been a great fan of beginners’ guides, but I do have to admit that Phil South has done a really grand job. Mastering Amiga Beginners is a very readable addition to the Bruce Smith series that is packed with useful hints and tips. Some areas of the book are explained far better than others, but on the whole Mastering Amiga Beginners is a book I would recommend beginners read. M 45% IB AMIGA BASIC - A DABHAND GUIDE AMIGABASIC GUIDE ¦ £1 5.95 ¦ DABS PRESS 061-773 8632 Now this is what I call bad timing! Just when Commodore have dropped AmigaBASIC, Dabs Press have
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Dabs Press’ guide is one of those books that not only introduces many new techniques to the reader, but also manages to replace the original AmigaBASIC manual altogether. Thanks to a comprehensive reference guide to the AmigaBASIC command set and errors, you can now throw your dog-eared Commodore manual into the bin and quite happily use this book instead.
AMIGADOS INSIDE & OUT - REVISED EDITION AMIGADOS REFERENCE GUIDE ¦ £19.99 ¦ ABACUS ¦ TRILOGIC 0274 691 115 Now in its second incarnation, Abacus’ AmigaDOS Inside & Out is a reference guide to AmigaDOS covering 1.2, 1.3 and 2 releases of the Amiga’s disk filing system. The book is jam-packed with useful hints and tips as well as a healthy splattering of reference material.
Content wise, the book scores very well. Unfortunately, the only fly in the ointment is the way that the book is structured. All too often you’re forced to flick to the index to find information on the subject you’re interested in. If it wasn’t so confusing, it would be great. It will probably prove to be more of a source of frustration than AmigaDOS itself! If you’re after an AmigaDOS book, go for Bruce Smith’s excellent Mastering AmigaDOS series.
PROGRAM DESIGN TECHNIQUES FOR THE AMIGA ADVANCED PROGRAMMERS GUIDE ¦ £16.95 ¦ KUMA COMPUTERS 0734 844335 What? Another book written by a past contributor to AMIGA FORMAT? Yes, I’m afraid it is and this time the writer is question is Paul Andreas Overaa, a very knowledgeable chap that knows his opcodes from his operands. Paul’s book aims to teach the reader the fundamentals behind good program design. Subjects covered include program design terminology, Warnier diagrams, data structures and other techie like bits and pieces.
Although there is no doubting that Paul certainly knows what he’s talking about, it has to be said that the book uses rather formal language that doesn’t really help to keep in keeping the reader’s attention. I tried to sit down and go through the book, but I dropped off to sleep after little more than a couple of chapters! You can’t fault the book on content, but Paul really does need to make his writing somewhat more entertaining if he wishes to keep the reader interested.
AMIGA DESKTOP VIDEO POWER DESKTOP VIDEO BOOK ¦ £23.45 ¦ ABACUS ¦ There have been many books that have been written on the subject of desktop video, but few of them are applicable to the average user. Amiga Desktop Video Power, written by Guy Wright, who is a well-respected writer on a number of American Amiga publications, covers a wide range of desktop video issues.
Included in this publication is a very handy chapter on video formats and their suitability for video work.
The book also acts as a sort of buyers’ guide to video hardware and software, although some of the products mentioned are only available in NTSC form (the Video Toaster, for example).
On the whole, though, I must admit that I do like this book. Having read quite a few books on the subject desktop video, Guy’s book does a very good job of explaining a subject shrouded in terminology.
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The technology also gave rise to wealth of other possibilities, perhaps most importantly the advent of digital sound in the shape of the compact disc. CD players work in the same way as samplers, reading data off the disc as numbers and using D A converters to convert the numbers into real sounds. So in effect anyone with a CD player has some kind of sampling system.
Things have come a long way since the original Fairlight was released, particularly the consideration of cost. That particular beast cost the price of a house, but the same technolAT THE BEGINNING of the 1980s, a young Australian chap by the name of Kim Ryrie got together with a few musically-minded friends to come up with a revolutionary instrument. It could record real sounds and store them as computer data, allowing it to be played back via a keyboard. “Wonderful...” people said at the time, “...but what is it for?” Although this reception wasn't the most promising in the world, the
machine went on to revolutionise the way that music was produced. That instrument was the Fairlight CMI.
A few artists did pick up on the possibilities opened by the instrument (particularly avant garde dance band The Art of Noise) and people began to realise that these sound samplers could very well catch on. Other manufacturers began to produce their own samplers (most prominently E-Mu with the Emulator) to catch this growing trend and the snowball began rolling. These days you’re unlikely to find a chart record that doesn’t have some kind of sampled sound used within its beats somewhere.
Samplers work by listening to real sounds and converting them into numbers that can be stored in computer memory. The data can then be manipulated, edited, changed in pitch or duration, reversed and a load of other trickery, all due to the fact that it only exists on the computer as numbers. The data can then be played back through computer circuitry (called TECHNO BABBLE To the sampling novice, the wide range of samplers available could be a little confusing, especially with all the jargon that gets thrown around. There are, in fact, only a few specific pieces of information you need to know
about a sampler before you buy. How easy is it to use, how much does it cost and how does it sound.
Many manufacturers will try to baffle you by using phrases such as “Sample frequencies up to 56KHz in stereo!” To tell the truth, this is pretty irrelevant. Mathematically speaking, the optimum frequency for sampling is twice the frequency of the actual sound you want to record. The human ear can only hear frequencies between 20Hz and 22KHz, so you only need to sample at frequencies higher than 44KHz to get absolutely crystal clear results, anything higher makes little difference.
Another thing to look out for is the file format. To be of any use, a sampler has to be able to save sounds in at least IFF, since this is the file format that most music programs recognise. Some music packages, such as Aegis Sonix and Sequencer One, need samples to be saved as Multi-octave IFF, to allow the sound to be played over the entire musical range. If you want to use sounds in games, you will usually have to save in RAW format, so make sure that your sampler has the capabilities!
Over the page we have four brand-new samplers on trial, at a price to suit any pocket.
But before you hastily turn over the page, just what is sound sampling? How do you do it? Maff Evans opens the history books and delves through the musical catalogues to unravel the mysteries of sampling.
Ogy and capabilities can now be accessed via your Amiga from as little as £30. However, for many people, that same old question arises: “What’s it for?” To be quite honest, if you want to do anything on your Amiga using sounds, you’re going to have to use samples. Sure, you can try to create noises from scratch just using the Amiga's sound chip, but if you want to emulate vocals or other real sounds, you might as well forget it. Any kind of Amiga sound application is going to make use of sampled sounds at some point, whether it’s musical instruments for creating tunes or sound effects
for games. So now you know why they’re useful, but how do you get them?
RIGHT POWER MIC Q 0 line sampler gsoftAUDIO IMAGER 91% 78% 161 43% JULY 1992 There are three basic things you need to use with your Amiga to sample sounds: a piece of sampling hardware, the software to operate it and a source to sample from! Getting hold of a sound source is your own affair, but we can give you some information on some of the Amiga sampling systems currently available.
Amiga samplers usually come as packages consisting of both software and hardware, with prices ranging from around £20 to over £200.
Admittedly you're going to get some far superior hardware and editing software at the top end of the price range, but don't despair if you're a beginner or just a little strapped for cash, since some decent results can still be achieved at the lower end of the market.
If you are a beginner, but don't fancy the idea of being tied to a particular sampling system, you can always buy a new piece of software to use with your existing sampling hardware. As well as their own ranges of complete packages, some companies give the option to buy a sampling program to work with hardware that you already own.
On the right we round up a few of the sampling systems already on the market, giving our opinion on the best high-end, mid-range and budget packages along with a round up of additional software available. For a run down on the latest in complete sampling packages, flip over the page for reviews on four of the latest releases to hit the streets.
INTERSOUND £50 ¦ VARIOUS RETAILERS (IMPORT) Rather over-complicated packages, plus the sampler is a little over priced.
STEREO MASTER £29.95 ¦ AMIGA FORMAT MAIL ORDER ¦ SEE PAGE 192 An update to the highly successful Mastersound package with some good features, but still a few slightly niggling quirks that can irritate.
STEREO SAMPLER MK II £39.95 M TRILOGI-. A 0274 691 115 A decent piece of hardware with stereo input and a level control. The software is a bit limited though.
SOUND TRAP III £29.95 U BYTES AND PIECES ¦ 0253 734218 The first mini-sampler. Comes with tiny (but impressive) sampling hardware and a limited editing program.
AUDIOMASTER IV £75 ¦ HB MARKETING ¦ 0753 686000 The best sampling program available for the Amiga at the moment. Includes time stretch, pitch conversion, retune and a host of new effects. The program is basically Aegis’ release of the Audio Engineer Plus software, so as you’d expect it’s pretty amazing!
AUDITION 4 93% £49.99 ¦ ZONE DISTRIBUTION ¦ 071 -738 5444 Features some excellent features which rivalled Audiomaster III at the time, but these have been overtaken by Audiomaster IV.
PERFECT SOUND 3 33% £59.95 ¦ ZONE DISTRIBUTION ¦ 071 -738 5444 A classic sampler with good, solid hardware capable of some superb results. The editing software is passable enough, but is a little too fiddly to get to grips with at times. However, the hardware can be used with other programs such as Audiomaster Ivtor some cracking results.
Which sampler?
AMAS 2 £99 ¦ MICRODEAL ¦ 0762 69692 An update to Microdeal’s classic sampler, with a version of the Stereo Master software and a built-in MIDI interface. A little overpriced for what it offers.
SOUND MASTER £129.95 ¦ HB MARKETING ¦ 0753 686000 A sturdy hardware sampler with stereo inputs, built-in mic, input slider and overload LED. Comes with the latest version of Audiomaster.
AUDIO ENGINEER ?
£204.30 ¦ HB MARKETING ¦ 0753 686000 Reviewed In Issue 34, this package is the bee’s knees when it comes to sampling. Absolutely superb hardware allows you to record crystal-clear samples with the revamped version of the editing software. Extra features include time stretch, pitch conversion along with a host of new editing tools. The business!
PRO SAMPLER STUDIO 2 Mid Range High End Software Budget £69.99 ¦ DATEL ¦ 0782 744707 A fairly expensive package including hardware which plugs into the side socket of the A500 or inside the 2000.
Rather scrappy software doesn’t really yield very good results.
Technosound Tiirbo £29.95 ¦ Amiga Format Mail Order ¦ See Page 193 Although this system has already been reviewed in a Issue 26 of AMIGA FORMAT, the program has undergone a few refinements to allow it to run more smoothly, including the removal a few niggling problems that some users complained about! In addition, it seems worth pointing out some of its main features to allow those of you who are new to sampling to get an idea of where to begin.
That it comes supplied with a stereo phono-to-jack lead which plugs into any Walkman-style headphone socket, so you don’t have to scurry around trying to find one that will work (but you may still need to buy a headphone plug adaptor to use it in a full-size stereo with a different headphone socket).
The software is mainly aimed at the beginner, with colourful, friendly-looking displays and control buttons to help you find your way around fairly easily. The manual is also helpful to novices, starting off with a step-by-step tutorial so that you can get to grips with the various areas of sampling straightaway.
Technosound Turbo is capable Technosound Turbo comes as a complete package, containing the sampling software along with a simple cartridge to get you started. The hardware itself is a straightforward device which plugs into the parallel port (as most sampling cartridges do) with two phone sockets on the back for stereo input. A big bonus here is of some pretty good results, even if you’ve never used a sampler before. The hardware produces clean and crisp sound and the software contains all the basic tools you need to get going. One very nice feature is the Real-Time Effects panel, which
allows you to shape sounds while adding echo, phasing and vibrato effects to produce some surreal results.
162 For the dedicated Amiga sound- sampler who has had access to some of the more expensive systems, Technosound Turbo may feel a little limiting after a short while, but for the absolute beginner it manages to provide an ideal starting point into the world of Amiga sampling, giving some impressive effects without much fuss.
Technosound Turbo SPEED ___ ••• Occasionally slow, but most things take very little time to carry out.
DOCUMENTATION ••• A lot of information packed into 15 pages, but the simple tutorial is a good start.
ACCESSIBILITY ____••• • Could look a bit overly-colourful to the experienced sampler, but very easy for the beginner.
FEATURES • ••• Not as much as some more expensive samplers, but enough to get you started.
VALUE ____ ____ • • • • A low-cost starting point which is ideal for novice Amiga sampling fans.
R xfAIIGk _ (ferclic! 84% Beat Studio JULY 1992 £20.40 ¦ Pandaal ¦ 0234 843355 - igh very similar to fco, some elements tiLtoo frustrating iMmers to handle.
On first sight, Beat Studio looks very similar to Technosound Turbo. The general screen layout places things in similar places, the zoom mode is identical, the effects section is close and even the system messages are the same!
Although there are many similarities between the two, City Beat’s package loses out in a couple of ways. Sure, the hardware is good and the sampling quality possible is pretty impressive, but what really lets the program down are the fiddly editing controls. To begin with, the way that some of the controls are accessed makes it rather confusing for the novice; having to call them up from a series of layered panel (even the main editing and playback buttons), and the rather slim manual has little in the way of walk-throughs to get them started.
More experienced users who are more likely to want to access options quickly (before the inspiration fades) will also have a few struggles. To begin with, you can’t actually have the editing controls up at the same time as the sample recording or playback controls. This means that in order to edit a sound, you have to open the editing panel, select the option, open the playback panel, listen to the sound to see if ii’a all right and then do it all again if you want to make any changes. Hardly the most fluid way of working.
The effects and sequencing panels are pretty much the same as on Technosound Turbo, apart from one thing - you can’t define your own effects! The sliders are there as they are on Technosound, but you can’t actually listen to a sound while using them.
Beat Studio
• • • SPEED Some options are slow, but on the whole it’s fairly
nippy.
DOCUMENTATION •• Very sketchy in places with very little consideration to the beginner.
ACCESSIBILITY Very awkward in places, causing a lot of frustration when you’re trying for a complicated edit.
FEATURES ••• Some similar features to Technosound Turbo, but some don’t work nearly as well.
VALUE • • • • With patience you can achieve good results, which makes it a very viable proposition.
It seems as though City Beat have really tried to capture the same beginners’ market as New Dimensions by putting out their own version of the same program, but Beat Studio has a few problems that have been ironed out on Technosound just that bit too irritating to get novices fully interested. Having said that, at just over 20 quid, it is the cheapest entry point available at the moment and could win over a few users for that fact alone.
Wei 78% Megamix Master £39.95 ¦ Rombo ¦ 0506 414631 The sampling hardware supplied with Megamix Master is rather different to the other systems reviewed. For a start it comes as a much smaller unit which is very similar to Bytes and Pieces’ Sound Trap III unit. The device looks like it’s just a plug, but it has a through-port on the back, so that you can still plug in any other devices that you may have that use the Amiga’s parallel port. The other main difference is that instead of sockets for connecting a lead, it has a stereo lead wired directly into the cartridge. This may seem a good
idea at first (meaning that you don’t have to go out and buy a compatible audio lead), but if you want to use a sound source that is more than two feet away from your Amiga (which is probable in fact is that many of the options and windows that are called up are once again similar to Technosound Turbo (including the MIDI and sequencer windows). This would be all very well, but these options aren’t that easy to use and don’t work too well to begin with!
The case of most stereo system-owning households) then you’re still going to need an extension before you can plug anything in!
The software is layed out in a very friendly way, with the icons being clearly labelled so that you know which option does what without having to keep referring to a list of icon definitions. This friendly approach is enhanced by the manual, which seems to be aimed at the complete beginner to sampling. The uncomplicated text explains every step in a clear way, giving a few examples to help you along in each of the program’s various areas instead of blinding the novice user with jargon.
The only really disconcerting Having said that, Megamix Master's ease of use and extremely approachable editing system make it the only other option really viable to the beginner. The sound quality is as good as any other unit at this price, the options are easy to access and the manual explains things very well. For the novice, it’s pretty much second only to Technosound Turbo in its range of features and simplicity, two points that should appeal to the novice.
Megamix Master SPEED Carries out most things proficiently, but slows down on some more complex functions.
DOCUMENTATION • • • • A lot of information, which is layed out simply with a good set of tutorials.
ACCESSIBILITY • • • • Friendly, easy to understand and not too complicated for the beginner.
FEATURES f Not as many as on Technosound Turbo, but enough for the beginner to play around with.
VALUE ____ The usual price for this level of samplingrbut there are packages available for less.
L WIGk _ _ ferdic) 82% £59.95 ¦ Silica Systems ¦ 081-309 1111 Digital Sound Studio 8 The software is a very polished-looking system loaded with heaps of features. You can choose from a range of four sampling units from a configuration menu to get the optimum results from whichever sampling hardware you wish to use, assuming that you want to use an alternative to the included cartridge. The sample-recording page is rather more extensive than most packages, allowing you to set the input level (which makes up for the lack of control on the hardware), choose the type of monitor oscilloscope,
choose between mic or line input and set where the sample is to be stored (you can hold up to 31 samples in memory at once).
Editing the sound is fairly easy, GYP's DSS8 GVP’s DSS8 sampling system is a little different from the others reviewed on these pages, mainly due to the fact that it isn’t really aimed at the beginner at all. The package has all the features of a standard sampling package, along with some extras which may be a bit too much for the newcomer.
The first noticeable thing concerns the hardware itself. Although the box shows a nice picture of a unit kitted out with input level controls and overload LEDs, the unit actually supplied inside the package doesn’t have these items. This is probably due to the fact that the UK distributors are producing their own hardware, but it’s still not really a good idea to promise a lot of features that aren’t included!
With all the usual cut, paste, blank, flip and fade controls. The only problem with these is that you have to set which of the program’s two- pointers (the range highlighter or loop points) you are going to use, which can get confusing.
There is little in the way of realtime effects (just a fairly basic reverb), but the addition of a full- featured, four-track sequencer is very welcome. This contains all the functions you need, including MIDI control, pitch bend, tempo changes, filtering and more. This wide range of features combined with the relative ease of use make DSS8 a very good bet for those who can’t afford the higher-end sampling systems such as the superb Audio Engineer Plus.
DSS 8 163 JULY 1992 SPEED Very fast on most of the items, but gets a bit slow at times.
DOCUMENTATION it III Extensive manual with loads of diagrams and explanations.
ACCESSIBILITY____• • • • The pointer system is a bit confusing, but everything else is flexible enough.
FEATURES ____III!
A few more editing and real-time effects would have been nice, but the tracker makes up for it.
VALUE _________Hill For the range of features offered, £60 is a very reasonable price indeed.
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10. .£4.75
20. .£9.25
25. .....£11.30
30. .....£13.25
35. .....£15.10
40. .....£16.90
45. .....£18.80
50. .....£20.50
80. .....£32.45
100. ...£36.90
120. ...£43.70
150. ...£53.85
200. ...£68.95
300. .£103.45
400. .£135.95
500. .£167.50 WITH LABELS &
WARRANTY BOXES (with keys and dividers) 10
Slimpack ...0.94 40
capacity ..£4.95 50
capacity ..£5.60 80
capacity ..£6.30 100
capacity £6.80 120
capacity £8.75 150 Deluxe
stackable .£21.95 JOYSTICKS Python 1
(QS130F) ....£9.25 Maverick 1
(QS128F) ..£13.75
125+ ...£9.00 The
Bug .£13.50 Star
Probe ..£13.50 Competition
Pro 5000 - black £13.75 Speedking
A F .£11.00 Navigator
A F ..£13.75 Topstar
(SV127) ......£21.50 Supercharger
(SV123) ...£9.00 Sting-Ray
A F ...£12.50 Megastar A F
(SV133) £22.00 MISCELLANEOUS Cartoon Classics
Pack ..£359.95 Philips CM8833E monitor ...£246.75
Deluxe Work Centre £46.95 Cumana Disk
Drive ..£57.95 .5Mb Upgrade +
clock ....£29.95 .5Mb
Upgrade ......£26.95 1Mb Upgrade
(500+) ......£56.95
Mouse .£14.75 Mouse
Mat ......£2.95 Mouse
House ..£2.95 Dustcover
(Amiga) .£3.65 Dustcover
(monitor) ...£6.99 Head
Cleaner ..£3.75 All Prices include
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ARCADE ACTION PACK: 10 Superb entertainment titles: ASTERIX ..£24.99 CHESS PLAYER 2150 £24.95 DR IVIN’ FORCE £19.95 LIVE AND LET DIE £19.99 ONSLAUGHT .....£24.99 PIPE MANIA ......£19.99 RICK DANGEROUS £24.99 ROCK W ROLL £19.99 SKWEEK £19.99 TRIVIAL PURSUIT £19.95 PRODUCTIVITY: PHOTON PAINT 2.0 £89.95 The recommended paint package GFA BASIC V3.5 ......£50.00 A power basic interpreter _ TOTAL VALUE: £359.73 £360!
WORTH NEARLY v INC VAT & DELIVERY REF: AMC 0550 CARTOON CLASSICS CDTV DRIVE AMIGA 500+ INCLUDES NUNBOC KEYPAD AMIGA ADD-ON .FOR A500 & A600 1Mb AMIGA 500 PLUS . BUILT-IN 1Mb DRIVE ..... A520 TELEVISION MODULATOR THE SIMPSONS - BART v SPACE MUTANTS CAPTAIN PLANET AND THE PLANETEERS LEMMINGS ...... DELUXE PAINT III . £399.99 FREE FREE £24.99 £25.99 £25.99 £79.99 £89.95 £219.78
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Postcode SILICA SYSTEMS MAIL ORDER HOTLINE 1111 r i i r i i i i i i i L "1 I i I I i I I j i i i i i i j HARD DRIVES COMMODORE 1084S or 5 STEREO MONITOR Including FREE lead ONLY £209.00 [philips 8833 MK H | i STEREO MONITOR i [ Including Free Lead ] j ONLY £209.00 j Open Monday to Saturday 9am -6pm Callers and Mail Order welcome Easy parking A600 Now in £360, A600 Classics £375, A600HD £465, A600HD Classics £480 |" AT ONCE AMIGA 1 l PC 286 AT EMULATOR ¦ ! FOR A500 | ' ONLY £159.00 i KCS POWERBOARD PC Emulator For Amiga A500 ONLY £179.00 GVP SERIES H 1500 2000 h 52Mb Quantum Space for 8Mb RAM
£265.00 GVP SERIES n 1500 2000 105Mb Quantum Space for 8Mb RAM £389.00 GVP SERIES II 1500 2000 120Mb Quantum Space for 8Mb RAM £409.00 GVP SERIES II A500 52Mb Quantum Space for 8Mb RAM £349.00 GVP SERIES II A500 105Mb Quantum Space for 8Mb RAM £449.00 GVP SERIES n A500 i 120Mb Quantum Space for 8Mb RAM £499.00 AMIGA A500 FUN PACK -n Amiga A500 Plus, Mouse, Modulator, Manuals, Workbench, Joystick, Disk Box, 10 Disks, Dust Cover, Dpaint m, 1Mb RAM, PLUS 13 GAMES Lemmings, Simpsons, Captain Planet, Safari Guns, Bubble Ghost, Tin Tin, Purple Saturn Day, Jumping Jackson, Hostages, Bobo, Krypton
Egg, Shuffle Puck Cafe, £419.00 __ A500 CARTOON CLASSICS .Only £319.00 L £319.00 ONLY £399.00 inc VAT SUPRA 500XP 52Mb Quantum Space for 8Mb RAM with 1Mb free SUPRA 500XP 105Mb Quantum Space for 8Mb RAM with 1Mb free SUPRA 500XP i 120Mb Quantum | Space for 8Mb RAM with | 1Mb free | £469.00 j SOFTWARE PIXEL 3D V2 ..£79. QUARTERBACK £27. PRO-WRITE V3.2 .....£69. X CAD 3D ....£269. PHOTON PAINT 2 ....£25. FINAL COPY
(NEW) £45. VIDEO EFFECTS 3D .....£109. DOS 2 DOS .....£28. Q BACK TOOLS £45. WORDWORTH ...£72. SUPERJAM ....£85. REAL 3D BEGINNERS ....£99. 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 95 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 I I DELUXE PAINT H £5.00 AMOS + EXTRAS DISK ...£32.00 BROADCAST TITLER E £149.00 ULTIMATE DEMO MAKER .£99.00
DIGIVIEW MEDIA STATION £125.00 LATTICE CV5.10 ....£149.00 PAGESETTER V2 ......£42.00 PAGESTREAM V2.2 ......£127.00 PAGESTREAM FONTS ....£49.00 TV TEXT PRO £79.00 CROSS-DOS ...£19.00 SCENERY ANIMATOR ....£53.00 HITACHI VIDEO CAMERA. Ideal for use with DigiView ..£199 PEN PAL, Excellent easy to use word processor .....£53 IMAGINE 3D V2.0 Animations
& ray-tracing .£189 ART DEPARTMENT PROFESSIONAL V2.05 ...£119 DIRECTORY OPUS £29 VIDEO EASE, Video titling package £35 BARS + PIPES PROFESSIONAL .£189 AMOS COMPILER, Compile your Amos
programs .£23 THE WORKS PLATINUM. Integrated package .£45 PRESENTATION MASTER ....£159 VISIONARY Adventure creation language ...£53 WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIO .....£65 REAL 3D TURBO PROFESSIONAL £269 PROFESSIONAL
PAGE V2.1 with tutorial video ...£115 PROFESSIONAL PAGE V3.0 New Version ..£139 I The A1500 inc. Philips or CBM 1084s or 5 monitor, Twin drives, Dpaint3, | I The Works Platinum, Home Accounts, 3 Games + Joystick i ONLY £739.00 I AMIGA A500 part exchange available - please phone j I r ! 386 20 AT Bridgeboard For 1500 2000 £469.00 ¦ ROM V2.04 AND ECS DENISE NOW IN
STOCK .£37.00 each | ROM V2.04 Upgrade Kit .£89.00 ¦ DCTV 24 bit colour graphics ..£469.00 1 ROCGEN PLUS GENLOCK .£125.00 I COMMODORE FUCKER
FIXER ...£229.00 ¦ AMIGA COMPATIBLE DISK DRIVE on off & through port ....£57.50 J QTEC MOUSE high quality replacement mouse ....£22.50 I SOUND MASTER Stereo sound sampling hardware software ...£105.00 I NAKSHA SCANNER Excellent scanning
quality .£105.00 I TV TUNER for Philips and Commodore monitors ..£79.00j ! SUPRA RX500, 8Mb board for A500 with 1Mb ....£95.00 ! SUPRA RX500, 8Mb board for A500 with 2Mb ....£119.00 1 SUPRA RX500, 8Mb board for A500 with 4Mb ....£199.00 I SUPRA RX500, 8Mb board for A500 with
8Mb ....£299.00 I MICROBOTICS 8Mb Ram Board for A1500 B2000 with 2Mb ....£155.00 | EXTRA 2 Mb OF RAM FOR MICROBOTICS ...£75.00 I A500 512K RAM WITH CLOCK AND SWITCH ......£29.00 . A500 PLUS 1MB RAM UPGRADE ..£39.00 ROM 1.3 2.0 Sharer With Switch ...£17.00 J STAR LC-24 200 COLOUR inc. free
lead ...£269.00
• STAR LC200 9 pin colour inc. free
lead .....£189.00
I STAR LASER 4 high quality laser printer inc. free
lead ..£679.00 | CITIZEN
SWIFT 24E 24 pin colour printer inc free
lead .£269.00 ¦ CITIZEN 224
COLOUR 24 pin colour printer inc free
lead ..£239.00 [ CITIZEN SWIFT 9
COLOUR 9 pin colour printer inc free
lead ..£189.00 I CANON BJ10 EX bubble
jet printer inc free
lead ......£239.00 I
STARJET SJ48 bubble jet printer inc free
lead ...£225.00
| HP DESKJET 500 inkjet inc free
lead .£349.00
HP DESKJET 500 COLOUR inkjet inc free
lead ...£539.00
CITIZEN 224 MONO 24 pin mono printer inc free
lead ..£209.00 HARDWARE
PRINTERS ROM 1.3 V 2.0 Sharer by Keyboard
reset £25.00
ACCELERATORS Microbotics Accelerator VXL-30, 25MHz
.....£222.00 Microbotics Accelerator
VXL-30, 40MHz ......£351.00 68882
Floating Point Co-processor for
VXL-30 ....£132.00 GVP 68030 25MHZ WITH 1 MEG
RAM ..£549.00 GVP 68030 40MHZ
WITH 4 MEGS RAM £959.00 lGVP
68030 50MHZ WITH 4 MEGS
RAM .....£1299.00j MODEMS & FAX I .
B Bandit 2400 Modem, V21, V22Bis 8c MNP 5 (speeds up to
4800) ....£105.00 .
I Supra 2400 Plus, MNP5 8c V42 Bis (speeds up to 9600) £165.00 ¦ | Supra 9600 Modem. Speeds up to 38000 .....£399.00 | ¦ Supra 2400 Plus Internal Modem for A1500 B2000 ...£159.00 ¦ 1 Call for latest Supra Amiga Fax Modems new in HOW TO ORDER: Either call our number below with your credit card details, or send cheque PO or credit card details to our address. Cheques made payable to THE 16 BIT CENTRE Prices subject to change without notification.
All prices include VAT and Courier Service 16 BIT CENTRE Units 15-17* Lancashire Fittings Science Village Claro Road, Harrogate Hgl 4AF Tel (0423) 531822 526322 EXTENDED WARRANTY AND MAINTENANCE CONTRACTS AVAILABLE ON ALL ITEMS. PLEASE CALL FOR FURTHER DETAILS Access IS PROBLEMS THE ONLY SERIOUS SOLUTION - LATEST ISSUE OUT NOW £1.50 United Public Do vally pd U F6, PO BOX 15 PETERLEE , SR8 1 NZ TELEPHONE 091 587 1195 Games PG001 2 ADVENTURE SOLUTIONS 2 disks full of adventure solutions! (2) PG003 AIR WARRIOR This is a flight simulator program + PG004 5 ALL NEW STAR TREK Great game from Tobias
Richter! (2) + PG006 ANTEP & SLOT CARS A graphical role playing game & a car game + PG007 APIDYA Brilliant demo of a great new game. Get it!
PG008 AS11 Tanx, Rollerpede, Avatris, Caverunner & AMIGAids, + PG009 ASI2 Girl action, Missile command Invaders & 3 more! + PG010 ASI3 Megaball & Drip! Superb breakout game & platform game + PG011 ASI 4 Jumper, Gomoku, Cracker, Jumpy, Turbo duel & Klondike! + PG012 ASI 5 Raid, Go Looly & Retaliator. 3 shoot em ups + PG013 ASI 6 Downhill challenge, Paeman 87, Meta Llamas & Welltrix PG014 ASI 7 Destination Moonbase, Trix, Mightworks & Clauds runner PG015 ASI 8 Air ace II, Hball, Number Fumbler & Snakepit! + PG016 ASI 9 Battle pong & Blizzard - Two absolute great games !
PG017 AS110 Escape, Pipeline, Pickout & Sys!
PG018 AS111 Dad, Connex, Towers of Hanoi, Reversi & Trippin!
PG019 AS112 Llamatron, Car, Powerpong & X F1!
PG020 AS113 Ball,Asteroids,Twinris,Block it.Squamble & Amigatration PG021 ATIC ATAC A conversion of the old classic Spectrum game + PG022 AWESOME PREVIEW Fantastic preview of a great game!
PG023 BATTLEFORCE A strategy war game similar to Mechforce PG024 BLACKJACK A really good version of the game! + PG025 BUCK ROGERS A nifty litle shootemup from the C-64 days !
PG026 CASTLE OF DOOM An easy graphic adventure game! + PG027 CHINESE CHECKERS Computer version of the popular board game + PG028 COLOSSUS & WORLD Two very good adventures from Software distillery+ PG029 CROSSWORD COMPILER Nice program for making crosswords! + PG031 DARKSTAFF A spectrum emulated text adventure game + PG032 DRAGONS CAVE great Dungeons game, nice graphics! + PG034 ETERNAL ROME & DOMINOES 2 nice games on this disk + PG035 ENSIGNIA MAZE Nice little maze game allows 4 views of maze at once PG036 FLASHBIER Over 200 levels in this boulderdash type game PG046 HACK Great text adventure
in the infocom style! + PG048 HOLY GRAIL A nice text adventure, one of the best + PG052 LAMER GAME Similar to operation wolf shoot em up. + PG053 LARN Another very well regarded text adventure game + PG056 LASERZONE Great old 64 classic shoot em up!
PG057 LEAPING LARRY Simple platform game done in Amos PG058 LETTRIX Nice puzzle games similar to Tetris!
PG059 LORE OF CONQUEST Exellent space trading game D&D style!
PG060 MARBLE SLIDE Puzzle game, build slides up!
PG061 MASTER OF THE TOWN Shoot the signposts in this game PG062 MENTAL IMAGE PACK 3 great games Gridrunner Invaders & Rebound + PG063 MORIA Text adventure based around Dungeons & Dragons theme!
PG064 NAPOLEONIC WAR SIMULATOR A nice strategy type game!
PG065 NESTOR CARD GAME Another card game, looks quite good! + PG066 67 NETHACK Dungeon & Dragon adventure style game, very popular! (2) PG068 NO MANS LAND Hi tech war games shoot em up. + PG069 NU GAME Shoot em up with good graphics, quite difficult!
PG070 PETERS QUEST Rescue the maiden in this fun platform game + PG071 POM POM GUNNER Blast the enemy aircraft in this Beachead clone + PG072 PROPERTY MARKET Become a millionaire before you retire at 65 PG073 RAPHAELS REVENGE A turtles game done in SEUCK! + PG074 RETURN TO EARTH Elite type space trading game! + PG076 SEVEN TILES Superb futuresports speedball type game, Great!
PG078 SCUM HATERS Shoot em up done by Brazzle Atkins in SEUCK + PG079 SEALANCE A submarine strategy game seems very involved + PG081 SERENE II Follow up to the above game + PG085 STARFLEET Nice little game done in SEUCK! + PG086 87 STAR TREK The US version by Jim Barber, very good (2) PG090 SUBCULTURE Playable 1st level of a good shoot em up! + PG092 SWIV DEMO Superb demo of an exellent shoot em up!
PG093 TENNIS A good shareware tennis game! 1mg PG094 TRAIN CONSTRUCTION KIT make your own track layouts! + PG095 TREK TRIVIA For you Star Trek freaks, loads of questions!
PG098 TURRICAN 2 PREVIEW Great demo of superb shoot em up!
PG100 THE JAR Very nice little jump & run game.
PG101 THE INSIDERS CLUB Stocks & shares game, see how far you get PG102 WATERMINES Nice boulderdash type game!
PG103 WET BEAVER GAMES Version of the old pong game! + PG104 WONDERSOFT GAMES Golf, Congi, Missile, Trillon, Windmill etc!
PG105 WIZZYS QUEST Avery good arcade adventure game from Germany + PG106 YELP Nice little painter type game! + PG107 ZEUS A veiy good & popular block puzzle game + PG108 ASSASSINS 14 New Pack, China Challenge II & Amiga Columns!
PG110 SUPER SKODA CHALLENGE Nice new car racegame! + PG111 MIDNIGHT THIEF A nice text adventure game!
PG112 ULTIMATE CARD GAMES Cribbage,Hearts,Bluemoon,Patience & Solitaire!
PG114 CHINA SHOP Great bull in china shop game, smash everything in sight!
PG115 119 NEXT GENERATION TRIVIA 5 disk game with loads of questions! (5)+ PG121 A500+ GAMES PACK 21 games to run on the A500+ PG123 LEMMINGOIDS Great game, blast the Asteroids (lemmingoids?)
PG124 TOTAL WAR great new 'Risk' type game, ok on Plus! + PG125 CARD SHARP 5 fab card games, Klondyke, Demon, Castle etc! + PG126 SKYFLYER Superb WWII shoot em up, great graphics! + PG127 AIRMANIA Super platform game from Addware + chance to win prizes!+ PG128 CHEAT WORKS Tremendous amount of cheats on this disk, very good!
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 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 WORDWRITE WORDPROCESSOR Comprehensive wordprcessor,speller PB019 600 BUSINESS LETTERS contracts, letters, allsorts included ! + PB020 TEXT ENGINE 3.0 New version ! Superb quality wordpro. Get it I + PB021 AMIBASE PROFESSIONAL Now PD !!! Powerful easy to use Database + PB022 BBASE IIA fast & easy to use database program I PB023 FORMS REALLY UNLIMITED Excellent form generation program +
PB024 LAST WILL & TESTAMENTS Lots of sample Last Wills! + 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 BRILLIANT!2 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. 1 M.+ 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 lconmeister,lcon!ab,Ironmaster & irons + 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 Nromm 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 PU168a b 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 Nromm 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.1 mg 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.lM + PA046 FRANKLYN THE FLY Great anim of
a day in the life of a housefly! + 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.1M+ 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 1 m + 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 1 mg or over. 1 m + 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 1m + 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 1 m + 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. Great!
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 15 PP034 35 VAUX KILLERS (2) An ok) 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 ronfigurations!(4)+ 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 I 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 kalidesrope 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 I 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 Unear ? 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! + Mail orders: Send your Name, Address & order details with and enclose a cheque Po lmo.
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ISLE OF WIGHT PO30 5QA ® Prices: 1 - 19 PD disks - £1.25 each • 20 or over - 99p each • Deja Vu licenseware is £3.50 ELEPHONE Postage: UK add 50p 1st class postage & packing, for Recorded Delivery add £1.00 0983 529 594 • We love International orders - Air mail to Europe +25p per disk • Rest of World +50p per disk main Disributors start U F6 • 20 HOLMESIDE SUNDERLAND -SR1 3JE TELEPHONE 091 565 2506 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 8 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 8 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 A very 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 a music! + PD125 RAY OF HOPE 2 Great megademo, good music a graphics!
PD126 LEROY 1 Great pack inc, Substance, Shining vector, a more! + PD127 BASS SUBLIMINAL VISION Very heavy rave music a 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 ! Bnll! (5) PD135 6 CRIONICS HARDWIRED Fab space anim with superb effects a music (2 PD137 ANGELS EVOLUTION DEMO Great psychedelic vectors a more!
PD138 ANARCHY SEEING IS BELIEVING Brilliant demo with exellent music!!
PD139 TRACKERS POWER a AGONY DEMO Some unusual Vector effects! + PD140 CELSIUS 23 MORE VECTORS A Terminator intro + hundreds of vectors! + PD141 WILDFIRE MEGADEMO great House a dance music on this megademo!
Music Disks 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 !
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! + 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 !
PM042 43 EVIL FORCES Brand new mega add 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! + 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 I 20 wicked songs by twins + PM066 PHENOMENA MUSIC DREAMS II Second in the series More music ! + 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 of 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)+ Slideshows 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 Mad! + 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 Mythybgical 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 RAY TRACE 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! + 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! + PUBLIC DOMAIN DISKS ... Music Utilities PT001 ALGORYTHMS Midi program for synthetic music creation.
PT002 ART OF MED Disk full of Med music scores. + PT003 ASI AUDIO MAGIC Collection of 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 Kawai 1 digital synth!
Fa*:... Jl • J IljHII UIUM . «L 1 Bi • i; 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 of 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 for 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 of 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 & libranan!
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 1 mb 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 1mb 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. 1 mb 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 1 mg 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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!
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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 8 ENEMIES Hunchback game ! Brilliant, just get it!
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!!!!!
LPD65 + POWER PLANNER Personal organiser - Keep trackof 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 dnves!
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 !!!
LPD72 + MONSTER ISLAND Brilliant role playing game for kids.
LPD73 + AMOS DATABASE V3.01 Simple 8 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 8 CHEATLISTER Logic puzzle game 8 a list of cheats LPD79 + MUSIC ENGINE Play MED ST hfT 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 pidures 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 8 more. Superb ! (11+) (5) + PE006 KIDSPAINT Superb talking colouring book for the very young! + PE007 8 LEARN 8 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 Leam about the dinosaurs, fantastic! + PE013 SIMON 8 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
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I ARCADE CLASSICS A 4 disk pack full of nostalgic arcade games including: Space Invaders. Asteroids. Pac Man, MissleCommand. Breakout and Qiz. Code GPA1- £10.00. I ARCADE PACK 2 A 4 disk pack with more excellent arcade attacks with Tetris. Pipe Line. Air Ace 2. OrganicHorror, Gore Blasters and Escape From Joviexcellent! Code GPA3. £ 10.00. I BOARD GAMES 1 A mega 4 disk compilation of classic board games includes Back Gammon, Five In A Line.Chess, Tiles, Flipper, AMIGA, ChinaChallenge, Master Mind, Amiga Tration.Up and Down, Triangle and Triple YachtZ Order Code GPA4. £ 10.00. CARD GAMES 1 A 4
disk pack full of card games that includes Card o Rama.
Spades. Blackjack, SolitaireX.
I KtondikeSolitaire, Canfield, Solitaire and Cribbage.Order Code GPA5 Only£ 10.00. PSLf - SPACE BLOB is a brilliant platform cavern game £3.00. PSL2-MR DIG. Collect the apples and kill the monsters. 1MB £3.00. PSL3- O-BOID shoot blocks at the various random shapes decending. £3.
PSL4 ~ COMPUTER CONFLICT brill speech, graphics all action arcade game. 1MB £3.
PSLS ~ SUBCULTURE a shoot 'em up.£3 PSL7 - DIZZY LIZZY a game across between Pacman & Boulderdash £3.
IPSL15 - CRYSTAL CAVERNS 1MB £3.00 FF336 “ Cor V2.0 is a two-dimensional full screen scrolling racing game with realistic four channel stereo sound and overscan.
AMU13- BULL RUN US civil war simulator AMU 4 - BATTLE TECH a strategy war game between robots.
PD90 - TENNIS9 and excellent implementation of the sport. 1MB PD79 81 - STAR TREK by Twisted Images Full graphics and sounds 1MB 2 Drives £9.00. PD215 216 - STAR TREK by Agatron.
Full graphics, sounds & animation from new generation Star Trek. £6 00.
SMAUG156 157 - STAR TREK by Jimbo Barbers a brand new game. 1MB 2drives. £6 00 Full graphics, sounds PD679- STAR TREK THE NEXT GENERATION V1 4 7 by T McIntosh.
PD681 ~ LLAMATRON by Jeff Minter Amega blast them to pieces.
PD682- POMPOM GUNNER is a Pearl Harbour game.
PD683~ SEA LANCE is a highly classified stealth submarine GAME.
PD690- REVENGE OF THE MUTANT CAMELS blast them to pieces IPD693 ~ BATTLE CARS an excellent 13D filled vector car game where you I control a car that can fire missiles PD663- POWER WARS a kind of chess board game with space craft rather than traditional pieces. ROLLERPEDE is a mega shoot 'em up that fast and smooth a cross between the old games galaxians and centerpede AMIGA TANX (1MB) a brilliant very colour and professional game for 2 players of warring tanks. JUMPER is a version of the old arcade classic Frogger where you are the green frog who has to first cross the busy road avoiding the
cars.
PD677“ Quadrix a tetris type game but with tiles coming from 4 directions!
PD646 “ Seven Tiles a mega game by Alpha Flight. A massive 10 screen ball game for 2 players.
PD648“ Gridrunner. Invaders.
Rebound 3 Mega fast games with a mega menu.
PD657 “ Connex 4 and Flip It from PC Solutions! 2 very good versions of two classic board games Flip It is a version of Othello and Connex 4 of Connect 4.
| PSL 20 - AVINA BLUE A super fast rizontal scroller £3.
21 - CHALLENGE MATRIX a brilliant tiles game. £3.
PSL 22 - SPECTRUM a blast away at the advancing aliens. £3.
FF395- Dragon Cave V1.0 is a nicely done Sokoban like game for the Amiga Features include sound effects, two or three dimensional graphics, 100 levels SD 36 “ Stone Age V1.2 BRILLIANT game in Boulder Dash mould SMAUG 149- MORI A V3.0 excellent full graphics adventure! 1MB.
PD233- HOLY GRAIL adventure. 1MB.
PD234-GOLDENFLEECE adventure.
R 111 u rl PTT1 ES ES LL SCHWARTZ ANIMATIONS FF4I3 - SWISS ARMY -16 In Combat.
Stealthy Manuever II, Juggette. 1MB FF414 - BATMAN, LateNight.Terminal. FF4I7 - COYOTE 2 = The Road Test FF418 - AMY the Squirrel. 1MB.
FF423 - POGO to Mam'a'selle 1MB FF450 - AMY Vs Walker 1MB.
FF490 - ANTI LEMMING 2MB.
FF504 - SHUTTLE COCK 1MB FF505 - THE DATING GAME 3MB.
FF617 6I8 - BEACH 2MB. £6.00. PD667 668 - AMY v Walker 2. 3MB.
£6 00.
PD669 672 - AMY at the Movies 2.
1MB 2 drives or 4MB. £12.00. PLUS OTHERS SMAUG 132 “ TELLSTAR One A long animation of 2 space ships very good quality. 1MB RAM SMAUG 135 - MARS FUGHT a single sea ter space fighter flying over scenes froma habitated planet supposedly Mars.Requires 1MB.
SMAUG 136 - TWILIGHT a car with headlamps on driving along a road in a landscape. 1MB.
SMAUG 146 147 - DR ZORBII 2MB RAM. The amazing Dr Zorb £6.00. SMAUG 150- JET aircraft flying around a silver shiney ball inside a bubble. 1MB.
PD1 ~ WALKER Star Wars. 1Mb RAM PD2 - WALKER II Star Wars. 1Mb RAM.
PD73 - STAR TREK Enterprise Dry Dock PD74 - STAR TREK space craft flying around in a circle.
PD76 - STAR TREK Shuttle landing on the SS Enterprise.
PD427- STAR TREK Leave Space Office.
PD83- SPACE ACE Excellent.
AMP7 - PERSONAL FINANCE PACK thispack contains 11 programs that will handle just about every aspect of yourpersonal finances: Bank & BS account.Loans & Mortgages. £8.50!
PD499- AM BASE V3.76 database FF611 6I6 - TeX V3.1 the document processor and typesetting tool comes on 6disksonly £16.50!
FF619- AMIGAZER v3.0 the latest version of the Astronomy star gazingprogram with details on 1573 stars.
FF543- BADGER V2.05a reminds you of any important events that are due'.
FF372- MAGNETIC PAGES V1 0 allows you to create a disk-based magazine.
PD674 " DEMOUSHER Disk 5 contains 207 utilities.
FF387 - BOOT in NTSC or PAL if you have 1MB Agnus chip installed FF425- A-GENE V3.1 an excellent genealogy database. 1MB RAM FF536 - CHEMESTHETICS V2.06 draws molecules using the calotte model.
FF429- SCRUB spins drive for 30 seconds for use with disk cleaner FF434- TYPING TUTOR.
AMP1 - HOME BUSINESS PACK Text Plus the excellent wordprocessor and spellchecker, Visicalc the spreadsheet, RIM& Jbase 2 brilliant databases. £8.50!
416 - NCOMM V1.9. ALL you need for communicating with a modem.
FF533- BOOT GEN V3 4 creates menu for any 10 programs on booting.
FF527- PtCBASE V.36 organise all IFF pics display many on screen at once.
FF517 - CWTOY learn morse code.
FF494 - INPUT LOCK V1.1 lock unlock | keyboard with keystroke.
A MP4 - STARTER UTILITY PACK for I the new Amiga user to give you just about everyutility that you probably will ever needPLUS the word processor Text Plus which will allcw you to write a shopping list or a book! And the Database Jbase which will allow you to store information on your disk about ANYTHING from awedding list to a name and address file!The utils include 4 file compressors, diskcopter. Dir Work the graphic interface forCLI, Virus detector and killer. Mouse utilitiesmany more. £8.50!
FF366 - PRINT STUDIO V1 2 print anytext file or picture & control printer.
TB6 ~ BIO RHYTMS life cycles TB9- FASTMEM allows you to toggle ON OFF your expansion RAM. FuncKey assign commands to keys F1 to F10.
TB16 - CU WIZARD V1.2 is the mouse operated CLI replacement.
FF559- ADDRESSER a name. Addr.
Tel database with labels + mail merge.
TB30- MY MENU create your cwn menuon WB. Icon Meister editor.
FF342- IE the icon editor that allows you to create icons upto 640 x 200!
FF568- CALORIE BASE caloric and fat count on most foods useful for recipes anddaily total intake.
PD300- MASTER VIRUS KILLER V2.1 recognises 124 virii!
PD641 - SUPER KILLERS anti virus disk recognises 8c destroys 146 virii!
TB31 - SHOWIZ shew any picture with or with out your cwn controlling script PD93 ~ ARP V1.3 the Amiga DOS Replacement Project.
PD6SO- EMULATORS by Cryptic UK has the following O.K. computer emulators: PC. ST, MAC requires additional hardware.QL CPM plus DOS to DOS.
PD691 ~ 600 BUSINESS LETTERS just about every conceivable letter that you could want to send.
PD692- IBM TRANSFORMER V3.00 a by Mr Face an IBM PC emulator that requires DOS on disk and is very good!
PD695 696 - WINDOWS BENCH V1 Oby Mikesoft a brilliant Work Bench replacement. £6.
PD697 698- SUPERBENCH and extras a Work Bench replacement. £6.
FF228- JAZZBENCH v0.8 is a multitasking WorkBench replacement FF558- D SDF stops drive clicking when no disk in drive.
FF251 - DISK SALV V1.42 more powerful than Disk Doctor this utility will attemptto salvage data from bad disks.
PD304- MESSYDOS handles MSDOS ST formatted disks. Plus DirWork.
FF243- PASSWORD V121 you specify your system security password FF279- MRBACKUP V3 .3 backup your hard disk to floppy fast and secure FF561 - SUPER DUPER disk duplicator FF555- FLASH a brilliant multitasking disk copier that handles nibble AMI22 - PRINTER Driver Generator an easy to follw way to create a driver for your printer. Simply enter the correct codesfrom your printer manual FF495- ANAVYTICALC the powerful spreadsheet. 1MB.
LANGUAGES PD211 - NORTHC V1.3 fully featured C compiler, linker etc .
FF503- PCQ pascal compiler fully feafured pascal compiler.
FF470- BCF Fortran 77 V1 3c excellent fortran compiler.
FF5I9 520- OAK USP Brilliant 2 disk version of Lisp £6.00. FF456 457- CMANUAL V2.0. A book on 2 disks about C on the Amiga with 100 example programs 8 . Source code.
Goes indepth in a straight forward way about all aspects of programming ttxr fAmiga in C. £6.
GRAPHICS AMP3 ~ GRAPHICS PACK 1. Mead ROT3D drawing program. Vdraw the painting program. RayTracer plus utilitiesGlip It!, FilterPix. Screen and windcw to disksavers, icon editors and more.
£8.50. AMP21 - GRAPHICS PACK 2. Mse Mandelbrot explorer. Atari ST 8 . Apple Mac to IFF converter. PopColours.
Pictureviewers. PolyGon, VIZ and K7 L allow youto create weird screen displays.
DBWRender raytracing.£8.50. PD502“ C UGHT Ray Tracing. A brilliant but basic ray tracing package for you tocreate amazing graphics!
FF523~ SCREEN JAEGER searches memory for any graphics and allcws youto save or print the image or just look aton screen.
EDUGATilON AMP5 ~ OVER H7s EDSOFT PACK includes 2 excellent map drawing programs of any location on earth, Evofollcws the evolution of life.
ChemistryElement Periodic Table includes with detailsand graphics of all elements, UmtConversion is a program that allows you to choose all types of unit i.e length, time, weight, sqped etc and then do conversion sand comparisons between them, plusmore!: German Language Tutor. Speakand spell tutor. Study AidCards.
HermesFormuka, Cloud, the weather. GEO Time. Gravity Simulator, FUNC2D. Gravity Well. Air Foil. Wave Maker and others £12.50!
AMP6 - UNDER Ids EDSOFT PACK includes Crayon Paint a painting program for children StoryLand 2 an adventure game for children upto the age of 8 The whole adventure is screen based with the child clicking on objects on the screen Classroom Maths a brilliant maths program | for young children. FUN TIME 1 by The Happening Boiz. Another great educational offering from POLLYSOFT aimed at children age 3 to 6. This disk is crammed with delightful tuition on many subjects: shapes, keyboard, clock and picture. FUN TIME 2 by The Happening Boiz. Crammeded with delightful tuition on many subjects: money,
seasons and I mouse £15.00. 5tEE3 AMP14 - VIDEO TITLING EFFECTS PACK This mega pack is only available from Public Dominator and is packed withprograms that can be used to createquality title screens for your cwn videos.The pack includes SMCVIE.
VIDEODATABASE. SLATE. RTAP. PEEL QUICK FLIXCyroUtils. IMAGE LAB. SHOW FONT.
TITLEGEN, VIDEO TOOLS ON TAP, LACE.TIMECALC. BARSNTONE. STILL STORE SHOMAKE ANIM. THE INTRODUCER, DISSOLVESTARTLE STARS. SUPERVIEW. BIG VIEW.VIDEO PATTERN GENERATOR SPORTS | TEXT. Aspeckal 4 disk pock for £10 00!
1MB RAM required.
IAMP13 - VIDEO CUP ART PACK contains dozens of excellent full colour images foruse in any package and of particular interest to those wanting excellent | videographics! Includes back drops and framesfor creating quality titles. A special 13 diskpack for only £8.50!
We recommend the following font packs for use with the above Video utility and graphic packs.
DEEJu© The following are MULTI coloured font packs PSFF1 - 51 font styles £15.00 PSFF2 - 63 font styles £15.00 PSFF3 - 43 font styles £15.00 IPSFF4 - 64 font styles £15 00 The following are SINGLE coloured font packs IPSFFA - 68 font styles £15.00 PSFFB - 66 font styles £15.00 IPD53 56 - 50 font styles £10.00
• Lots of the above fonts come indifferent sizes giving you more
fonts than indicated.
EEED3 | PD458- STAR TREKKER v1 3 - 8channels. MIDI, standard tracker interface sound tracker compatible. FM andAM sounds and more.
PD553~ SOUND TRACKER V4 0 the latest version of the original Amiga PD music program PD299- MED V3.00 is a music creator much like Sound Tracker with more features PD281 ~ OKTALYSER V1.1 the music composer PD285~ GAME MUSIC CREATOR allcws you to create music in the normal way but then save for use in your programs.Supporfs MIDI.
aMP11-SONIX scores 5 disks £12.50 AMP23- SOUND TRACKER modules 15 disks full £12.50!
UICENSEWARE The codes PSL and PSFF used in this advert are PollySoft Licenseware there is no more to pay Public Dominator pays the authordirect for you. No discount for multiplebuys can be given, the disks are | sold atthe price indicated.
QCTmggKm IA concise printed catalogue is suppliedwith each order or is FREE if you send us astamped S.A.E A disk based catalogueshcwing full details of all our products costsonly £1 00 or is FREE if requested with anypurchase of £10.00 or lover!
Cgmp nu1 I The following 7 Cliplt! Packs are all Blackand White clip art spot illustrations suitablefor any program with graphic capabilities.Each pack contains 5 disks Pack 7contams 3 disks ICJA! - Sports, flags, animals. Borders.
Halloween, hands, zodiac etc. £12.50 CIA2 - Men. Women. A to Z. arrews.
Explosions, cartoons, pointing hands.
£12.50 IC!A3 - Fruit, herbs, meat, arrews.
Special occassions. Vegetables, kitchen utensils, cups and glasses, art deco andbreakfasts £12.50 CIA4 - More Art Deco. Babies. Boys and Gris, humorous. A to Z. scrolls, calligraphicornaments. £ 12.50. CIA5 - Christmas from both the 19th and 20th century from father Christmas toborbals. To Christmas trees andborders £12.50. CJA6 - Mythological Creatures and Monsters: an excellent pack of creatures from all over the world £12.50. C A7 - Flower Power pictures of the most popular flowers, arrangements.
I borders £8.50. SPECIAL OFFERV on Cliplt Volumes Vols 1 to 4 - £45.00 Vols 5 to 7 - £30.00 Vols 1 to 7 - £70.00 IC P - A printed catalogue of all the images in volumes 1 to 7 - £10 00 or £3.50 if purchased with any of the above volumes.
Fred Fish Collection Special Offer! The entire Fred Fish collection disks 1 to 650 for £422.50! This price, only 65p per disk!, is fully inclusive - the floppy disks, labels, VAT & delivery!
(Overseas £552.50). PD & Shoreu ore Prices Disk codes without a cost are priced equally depending on hew many you buy 1 to 5 disks are £3.00 each 6 to 10 disks are £2.75 each 11 to 50 disks are £2.50 each.
All prices are fully inclusive.
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Computer Supplies “ Blank Disks etc. Blank disks with labels: 10-£6.00, 25-£13.75, 50-£25.00, 100-£45.00, 200-£88.00. Disk boxes:10 cap. £1.00, 40 50 cap. £6.50, 80 100 cap. £9.00. Disks and box: 10-£6.50, 50- £29.50 and 100-£53.
Disk labels: 100-£3.00. Cleaning kit: £3.00. Mouse mat: £3.00. (T- Short on brass? Then why not sample some Public Domain software - more enjoyment for less money. Pat McDonald recommends.
DIPLOMACY V2 17 BIT 1722 Moving an army in Diplomacy takes three mouse clicks * two on the unit and one on the destination. Combat takes longer to suss out, and always involves three units.
Excellent strategy game this, closely based on the Avalon Hill board-game of the same name. The author (Steve Douthat) knows how to clone games properly though - the instructions on playing the game are not available on the disk, because they're proprietary to the board game. Even if you don’t know how to play (and I certainly didn't) after an hour of mouse clicking you get the hang of it.
Diplomacy is designed for up to six players, who take control of England. France, Italy, Austro- Hungaria, Germany, Russia and Turkey. The game calendar starts in 1901, and the idea is to be the player with total domination of Europe. You can only build two types of units, armies and fleets, for control and domination of the land and sea respectively.
Each year is split into three turns - Spring, Fall (Autumn) and Winter. In Winter you can build units, the other two turns are for active campaigning. In order to build units, you need to conquer. There are enough minor provinces to accept small expansion, but sooner or later the armies clash, which is when alliances are formed and the social element comes into play.
The graphics are very good, hand drawn maps from the hand of Ken Edwards, and the documentation is reasonable. The best thing about this version is that you can edit it - you can design different maps, sides and scenarios, although I wouldn't recommend it for the beginner. It’s great to see some good shareware products in the Domain.
AMFC AJVUGAIMUTS 1240 Although buggy, AMFC is extremely easy to use. It sometimes takes two or three attempts to convert a particular file. Hopefully future versions will fix this.
Amiga Music File Convertor, that's what. Really, this is only half finished and a bit buggy, but future releases should be better. As it is, AMFC will convert SMUS, StarTrakker and Oktalyzer song modules into MED format. In addition it will convert NoiseTracker modules into Music-X format - probably it’s most useful feature at present.
Future versions have been promised which can do the same functions but in reverse - much more useful.
Although the MED series are fine programs, there is plenty of software that uses the more standard SMUS or NoiseTracker filp systems. Licenseware product - Amiganuts are the only official distributors.
BINGO VI .2 AMIGANUTS 1235 | NUMBER CHECKER ¦ 12 32 3 25 26 36 7 9 37 38 .. .i ¦ ¦ 28 41 45 65 46 56 72 73 77 88 9 0 9 jijj Eyes down, ladies and gents. Just call out the numbers, press the left mouse button and call the numbers until somebody wins. Then click the right button to start again.
I am constantly amazed at the number of people who want to play bingo with the aid of their Amiga. I mean, most people want to do conventional things with the machine - but bingo? Dave Brown heard the calls for help and wrote this. If bingo is what you want then this disk will do the job. It will even print out the cards before you start playing.
When “eyes down” gets called, the actual program will start printing up the numbers at the click of a mouse button. Needs minimal work to use, although you may have to set Preferences if you are using a printer. It doesn't appear to shout out the numbers (I could be wrong about this). Surely that’s a job reserved for humans. Licenseware product (you're not allowed to give away copies) and good for a niche market.
JVIESSYSID 2 VAUYPDPU080 This is a combination of two programs, MessyDOS and SID 2. MessyDOS is a very useful program indeed - it lets you read from and write to IBM PC formatted disks. Unfortunately it only works on Kickstart 1.3 machines or lower - which puts people with Workbench 2 in the shade. They’ll be out in the sun again when Workbench 2.1 becomes available later this year (2.1 will be able to read and write PC disks anyway).
SID 2 is useful enough for everyone though. SID is a control panel, for doing all the mindless copying and disk upkeep that takes so long for people to type into the Shell. Instead, just click on the disk you want to copy from, then again on the file you want to copy, then on where you want it to go. Takes the sting out of playing with disks and files.
In addition, SID 2 can do other useful things like display pictures, play sound samples or type ASCII files directly to the screen. It doesn't have the flexibil- 171 JULY 1992 SID 2 is one of the most helpful programs if you are a complete dutz with the Shell. Look at disks, copy files, run programs, view pictures - all at the click of a button.
Ity of the Shell, but neither does it have the headaches, so if you’re still beginning to explore disks and setting them up, it’s a very good buy. If you have a hard drive though, be warned that this version doesn't have any icons at all to click and drag - but SID will recognise a hard drive formatted as DHO:, which should help. Well done Jeff Tullin for putting it all together.
LSD GRAPEVINE 9 PORT ONE PD DIVI013 If you want the best presented (if biased) PD disk magazine, this is the one to get. If you want some ideas on presentation, ease of use and so on, again Grapevine is the one to plagiarise from; but don't nick the actual software, just the look and feel, because it's the best.
What do you actually get on the disks? Lots and lots of different articles, actually - more than 150. The subjects range from an interview with a carrot and ten things to do not to do on the toilet, up to pretty informative stuff like a fairly in-depth explanation of the different modem protocols and a really interesting interview with games music writer Alastair Brimble.
There’s tons and tons more stuff, like the Grudge Continued on Page 172 Pazza and Shagratt of LSD, having a brief read at the recent 16 Bit Show. Notice the very user-friendly control system at the bottom - it's so easy to browse this disk.
FTi PD UTILITIES 13 Hangar 17 “captured aliens” report, how to write machine code that should work with Kickstart 2, a roundup of all computers that can produce sampled sound, Essex girl jokes, toilet humour and so on. I smiled when I saw the criticisms and put-downs relating to me; to err is human, to forgive is impossible for a high-strung PD nut called Treasure Island.
Rather than list it all (I haven’t really scratched the surface yet) I will give a few warnings. For one thing, the text is liberally laced with obscenities, so don’t buy it as a present for your granny or your children. It would have been best if some sort of warning had come up when the disk was booting. Another thing is that there is rather a lot of tedious stuff on demo groups and coders, but then it is their magazine. Very absorbing all the same - comes on two disks and doesn’t work on the A500 Plus.
172 FRACTAL LABORATORY 2 JULY 1992 DEM fractals tend to be both mono and very intricate.
How many spirals can you see hear? Hundreds?
Thousands? An accelerator recommended if you use it.
EDUB 16A This is representative of what smaller, newer PD libraries are doing. Rather than collecting every single disk they can, then putting out a catalogue in which programs are repeated several times, EdLib have a small collection of specialist disks, which are well setup and quite different.
As you may have guessed, Frac Lab 2 is a collection of fractal drawing programs, but before you throw your hands up in disgust, this particular collection contains some pretty rare programs, not often seen in other PD collections, and very rarely on the same disk.
FCS (Fractal Construction Set) is for Finding and PUGGLES 17 BIT 1872 This is a brilliant arcade game, dressed up a little for the Nineties. It’s based on a very old game called Q*Bert, where you have to hop around a series of blocks. Every time you land on a block, it changes colour. The idea is to turn all the blocks the same colour, and so progress to the next level.
The Hidden, the team of people behind Puggles, have added some cutesy graphics and intro screens. OK, they’re not up to Psygnosis’ standards but they are much better than you’ll find on any other PD game or a lot of commercial stuff.
A plot has been added, in which you are Puggles, out to save Pugette from an evil dragon (how many good dragons do you see in games? Not enough for my liking matey).
Before you get to the game proper, a quick sub game takes place. It's just a question of dodging the odd bad guy and staying alive. No problem .
Do make sure that you play it with a responsive joystick, because the nasties crawling over the blocks have a nasty habit of following you. Just the thing to build up the old adrenaline level, Playing Puggles requires both skill and quick thinking.
It's no good to go hopping from block to block, using luck to dodge the bad guys. Bottom right is a shot from the dodgem section - quite boring to look at but it's fast!
Drawing new Iterated Function System fractals. These are basically codes, each consisting of six different numbers. FCS is great for the fractal student, but totally incomprehensible unless you understand the theory behind it. Garth Thornton (the author) has at least included some IFS codes to get you started.
FracGen is much easier to get to grips with. By simply altering the basic fractal on-screen (it consists of a few straight lines, which you can add to and distort very easily) you can draw an almost infinite variety of different fractals. You don’t need to be particularly smart to get this one to draw pretty pictures - although it’s of limited use to the serious fractal head.
Well done Doug Houck.
IceFrac and DEM are both by the same programmer, Lars R Clausen. IceFrac can draw fractals using diffusion limited aggregation, a posh name for the mathematics behind crystals and the shape of lightning bolts. Stunning results, but IceFrac is a memory hog - 1Mb doesn’t seem to be enough. DEM draws black and white fractals in high resolution - very precise fractals, and there’s a 68020 accelerator version too.
The MandFXP demo is a cut down version of a commercial Mandelbrot drawing program from CygnusSoft, the power behind the highly popular CygnusEd text editor. It’s fast, very easy to use, and although maybe not as fast as MandelVroom at large scale; zooming in seemed more rapid with MandFXP.
Who cares? Mandelbrot drawing programs are looking very passe now.
Finally, there is Pyth, which draws Pythagoras Tree and Plama, which produces plasma fractals but cannot be altered without a C compiler and a copy of PowerPacker. Andreas Krebs and Roger Uzun are the responsible parties. It’s a shame that both are just demos, in that you can’t alter the parameters that they draw fractals from. The reason why is because they were done as university projects, rather than being fully-fledged releases. Contacts are included for all the programmers whose work graces the disk.
Like I say, most if not all of these programs have been seen before (I don't think I’ve seen FCS before).
But if you want the best collection of oddball fractal programs, this is the disk to get.
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1909 FREEPAINT, GREAT ART PACKAGE 1908 CHALLENGER, SUPER QUIZ 1907 COPPER, MEGA ARKANOID CLONE 1906 PCQ PASCAL, NEW VERSION 1905 HISTORY OF AMY SQUIRREL 1904 DIGITAL, MAGNETIC DREAMS 1903 BATTLEMENTS, HUNCHBACK 1902 FIRELAND DEMO, STUNNING 1901 PURITY TEST, TEST YOURSELF 1898 DIGITAL, THE TRASH DEMO 1899 A+B DRUMS + REVERB, MUSIC The long awaited DTP from 17-Bit, Written by A Stephenson. Comes with A5 booklet containing full instructions.
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and come backs galore! Chuck, 500 Things and Two Toms return to
the scene and some other coders just have a muck about. It can
only mean one thing! Maff Evans has opened his big bag of PD
demo disks to put together the latest selection of top musical
and graphical entertainment.
Nic Cusworth makes a welcome return to the PD circuit with his second offering under the name 500 Things. This time, he goes for a title very much in the vein of American noise-industrialists, Ministry, with the heavy religious slant adding menace to the disk before the music even plays!
The disk contains two tracks produced using Oktalyser. The first is Neo-Everything, a fast, brash affair with a rigourous back-beat littered with megaphone vocal samples and screams. The track is very much in the style of Canadian band Front Line Assembly (in fact anyone having heard the albums Caustic Grip and Tactical Neural Implant will already be familiar with the feel of the track).
The second track, (This Whole Place is) Going to Hell, is less harsh than the first track, concentrating more on a claustrophobic atmosphere than the steam- hammer rhythm of Neo-Everything. Going to Hell consists of a steady, dub-style rhythm (reminiscent of early MC 900 Foot Jesus) surrounded by distorted radio noise and crunch-guitar samples, but the black leather and combat boots feel is still there!
There is very little in the way of visuals to back the music, but this is after all a single on a disk, not a video, and how many people wouldn’t buy a single that they like just because the cover wasn’t very good?
The music stands up very well on its own and the disk should find its way into the collections of cyber- industrial noise fans without hesitation. By the way, if anyone from labels such as Devotion, KK, Play it Again Sam or Third Mind is reading this, get the disk, sign him up, give him some time in a studio and watch the money roll in!
TWO TOJVftS - IT'S A FINE DAY 17 BIT, DISK 1723 (TWO DISKS) REQUIRES TWO DRIVES 179 The leaders in converting hit songs to the Amiga have returned with three new demos. This first offering is a full version of the recent chart single It’s a Fine Day from Opus III (you know, that bunch fronted by the girl with Fimo clay in her hair). As with the previous Two Toms releases, the song sample is loaded from disk as it plays, requiring a second drive to listen to the last half of the track. While the music plays, a rather nice sunset scene is displayed, complete with a moody island silhouette to
capture the dreamy feel of the song.
JULY 1992 If you liked the original single, then you’ll no doubt IT'S A FINE DAY _ _QPU5 ffl _ ___ I Hi to t? T'e ’.
V cine Jcno w The sun sets on a fine day to capture the mood of the Opus III track sampled by Two Toms on their latest demo.
Find this interesting, since the whole song is there and it has been extremely well sampled with no clicks, buzzes or any other distortion. However there has been nothing done to the track to make the demo stand up on its own merit. The interest span for this kind of demo isn’t going to last too much longer, unless singles disappear entirely - which isn’t completely impossible (moan, whinge).
THE SWORD OF TIRU SULTAN MBS, DISK S556 Think of a disk that combines a cynical view of the state of the world with Monty Python. Hard to imagine, isn’t it? Well that’s exactly what off-beat coders Chain-Saw Slippers have done for the Sword of Tipu Sultan demo.
After a brief cinema certificate intro sequence (it’s a 15 certificate, so no kiddies) a slideshow influenced by the introduction to Monty Python’s Architect Sketch appears. After passing a bedroom window and chancing across a UFO, the Amiga’s Godbench is loaded for a comment from the almighty himself - and he isn’t too happy about what the human race is doing to the planet, I can tell you! In fact he’s planning to send down something particularly horrible to sort everyone out, but you’ll have to watch the disk to find out what it is.
Once this is over, some more rather strange clips are loaded, including adverts for a Chainsaw Slipper wig and a spoof on Genesis, along with odd little animations starring all manner of TV celebrities (including Paul Daniels).
The Sword of Tipu Sultan (whatever the title means) is certainly an odd little demo.* The sense of humour is particularly silly, but there is an underlying message of good sense which makes the whole thing worthy of a little more respect than the usual daft demos. Technically, the animations aren’t the best seen on an Amiga, but the whole thing has been put together with enough enthusiasm to make it work (in its own way). For a moral message (and a bit of a laugh) then have a look for yourself (if you’re over 15 - remember the certificate).
What's this supposed to be a picture off, eh? Is this what obsession looks like? Maybe it does to Two Toms... TWO TOMS - OBSESSION 17 BIT, DISK 1726 (TWO DISKS) REQUIRES TWO DRIVES For their second offering, Two Toms have plumped for a conversion of the latest single from weird European dance band Army of Lovers. Some fmd their brand of over-the-top, camp Euro-disco highly entertaining, whereas others just fmd it a laughable piece of piffle.
Whatever your point of view, this conversion may give them a little more exposure to the British public (provided they have Amigas).
The demo is of the usual Two Toms form, playing from disk with a picture displayed to back up the music. Unfortunately the picture for this one is a little gaudy and strangely coloured, but the sample is of the usual high quality we’ve come to expect from Two Toms, so i|f you like the original music it’s worth checking out.
180 c NO NJ TWO TOMS - EVOLUTION RUSH 17 BIT, DISK 1727 (THREE DISKS) REQUIRED TWO DRIVES Not much evolving going on here, unless you happen to be an anthropologist studying PD software libraries. That's pretty unlikely though.
The third demo from Two Toms is a little more ambitious than their previous efforts, since it comes on three disks instead of the usual two (gasp). The tune is another track from Opus III. This time a lesser known song, Evolution Rush, has come in for the treatment.
The picture that accompanies the demo is one of the oddest (and perhaps least interesting) pieces of artworks yet featured on a Two Toms disk, using some very gaudy colours to display a rather dodgy 17 Bit logo along with the credits and song name. However, the sampling quality is up to their usual standard, the only difference with the demo being the fact that you have to swap disk three with disk one while the second disk is playing.
CLASSY ANIMATIONS 1992 MBS, DISK H686 After saying that he has abandoned this kind of animation, Steve Packer has returned to the style we know and love to bring us more little clips featuring that great PD hero, Chuck.
If you’re not familiar with the style of Steve’s Classy Animations, they’re pretty simple looped anims set in a frame in the middle of the screen. For the most Not content with starring in his own cartoons. Chuck makes a bid for stardom in the Japanese epic, Akira.
Shoot-em-ups depend on decent graphics to be impressive, so Steve Packer shows the kind of stuff he can do in the field of games, that is, not grass.
Part, the anims are fun little clips in a fairly jokey style, with Chuck and other similar cartoon characters messing about in a number of locations. The intro animation features a bouncing monitor with a spaceship whizzing over a parallax background, while other clips include another of Steve’s shoot-em-up guardians along with Chuck turning into a werewolf, being fired from a cannon and taking part in one of this column’s favourite animations, Akira. For ardent Chuck fans, there is also a profile on the little chap.
Long-time readers of AMIGA FORMAT will know that we’re great fans of Steve Packer’s work, from his first collection of Classy Anims right up to his more cyberpunk Optimum Pressure Crisis clip (which, incidentally, is now available in a one meg, enhanced version). For a while it seemed that we would not see any more clips featuring Chuck, but this disk marks a welcome return to the round-headed hero. Celebrations all round, methinks!
OH NO! MORE CLASSY ANIMATIONS ¦MBS, DISK H692 Blimey! Just when we’ve finished celebrating the arrival of a disk featuring Chuck, another one appears!
What good news!
This disk is in the usual format (pressing a number to load a looped animation) and features Chuck scuba diving, climbing K2 and taking part in a spoof on one of Jeff Minter’s old games, Ancipital. As an added extra, a new character named Peroxide Girl makes her debut in a short clip, with a promise of starring roles in future Classy Animations.
As ever, the artwork is smooth, well animated and amusing, showing that when it comes to small cartoons, comic characters (and maybe game graphics, if any software houses are reading this) Steve Packer is certainly a force to be reckoned with. You never know, we could soon see Chuck starring in his own game.
That would be good fun!
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Tel: 0924 366982 TOP TEN DEMOS OF THE MONTH Just so that you know what’s in and what’s not we ask a Public Domain library to teii us the numerical order of the flavours of the month... MBS 1 Alcatraz Oddessy 2 At the Movies 2 3 Classy Anims 92 4 Extradyne One 5 Alcatraz Megademo 6 Andromeda: Decaying Paradise 7 At the Beach 2 8 Hardwired 9 Rave Generator 10 God Demo LPD 02 LPD 03 LPD 05 LPD 08 LPD 10 LPD 11 LPD 14 LPD 15 LPD 17 LPD 19 LPD 20 LPD 21 LPD 22 LPD 23 LPD 24 LPD 26 LPD 27 LPD 28 LPD 32 LPD 33 LPD 34 LPD 35 LPD 37 LPD 39 LPD 44 LPD 45 LPD 46 LPD 47 LPD 50 LPD 51 LPD 52 LPD 53 LPD
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(Interactive Book!) (P) PDE 5 Total Concepts - Dinosaors (Interactive Book!) (P) PDE 6 Kidspaint (Very Good) (P) PDE 7 Mr Men Stories (Excellent Teaching Aid) (P) PDE 8 Simon & Space Maths (Talking Maths!) (P) This is a collecton of 13 disks. All are in IFF format and are ideal for Desktop publishing. There are loads of images to choose from ranging from fancy borders to special occasions and people to places.
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- £8.00- (PD version available - see PDU 410) 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 DO 14 - 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
D147 - 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 M011 - DMOB Music 2
MO 12 - DMOB Music 4 (2 disks) MO 14 - 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 - Amie 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 M121
- 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 M134 -
Miami Vice Theme (4 disks) Ml36 - Laurel And Hardy (2 disks)
Ml41 - JM Jarre - Definitive Ml43 - CD Player Demo (1 Meg) Ml44
- 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 M186
- Everybody Dance Now Ml87 - Doing The Do (Remix) Ml89 -
Amazing Tunes (1 Meg) (3 disks) M190 - Move Any Mountain M192 -
Charly Remix Ml93 - What Can You Do For Me?
Ml94 - Bruno Music Box (2 disks) Ml95 - Manic Raves (2 disks) Ml99 - 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 M253 - 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 - Mea 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 ? Games ?
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 - Drip!
G033 - Jeopard (1 Meg) G034 - Dragon Cave G037 - Seven Tiles G038 - Pom Pom Gunner G043 - Mental Image Games Disk G056 - Strategy Games G057 - Simpsons Game G059 - Bionix II (1 Meg) G062 - Atic Atac (1 Meg) G065 - Battle Pong (1 Meg) G066 - Frantic Freddie G068 - Air Ace II G069 - Down Hill Challenge G070 - Llamatron G071 - Sky Flyer G074 - Revenge Of Mutant Camels G075 - Jet man G077 - Asteroids G078 - Twintris G079 - Card Games G080 - Battle Cards G081 - Mind Games 21 G083 - Sword Of The Warlock G084 - Solitaire G086 - Scramble G087 - Dungeon On Nadroj G088 - Royal Boulder Dash G090 - Sub
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VARIOUS UTILITIES QX V13 PlAY & READ (2) A collection of
education programs for the under 7 year old's.
?X V16 FISH TANK SIMULATOR A program that simulates an aquarium. Visually pleasing.
OX V28 WORD WRIGHT & AMIGA SPEU. Contains over 9.000 words & more words can be added.
OX V41 DPAINT ART Conatins loads of pictures for you to mess around with. Loads into your Dpaint.
OX V48 TV & VIDEO GRAPHICS (8) Packed with background screens for your video productions.
Different types of graphic styles. Peel, takes an IFF Picture & peels it down the screen, & Much More.
QX V86 VIDEO PRODUCTION (2) Both disks are Packed with video & Genlock utilities.
OX V109 PRINT STUDIO Excellent for printing pictures or text. An excellent program for all printer owners.
OX V191 MASTER VIRUS KILLER Virus Checker & Killer.
With Excellent options. Includes search disk.
Q V193 THE EMULATORS Covers Various (2) Formats which includes CPM. IBM-PC & ST Require 2 drives.
QX V194 M.R.BACKUP HD An excellent Hard disk back up program. Backs up all or any part of the drive.
QX V195 GRAPHIC INTERCHANGE Interchange graphics Between Atari St PC Graphics to the Amiga.
QX V215 DISKMASTER v3.2 Copies files from one disk fo another. DISKSALV Corrects & repairs.
Q V261TEXTPLUS VERSION 3.0 This disk is not jusf an update but completly New Word processor.
QXV262 DUPLICATION & BACKUP: Super Duper.Turbo copy. Sanity copy & Pcopy. Four new copiers to backup your originals for save keeping.
QX V277 FORTRAN-77 v1.3c Compiler, linker & run time support library. F470 QX 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.
QX V291 POSTSCRIPT INTERPRESTER vl.5 Down load any Post Script Fonts to your printer. Like a laser Printer.
QX V298 NORTH C vl.3 (2) The most famous C: language on the Amiga, Endudes all files required.
QX V301 EYE OF THE BEHOLDER HINT BOOK Inc Introduction, Background. Maps, Strategy & Solution.
QX V304 CHAOS STRIKES BACK HINT BOOK Inc Introdudion, Background. Maps, Strategy & Solution.
Q V306 A-GENE v3.125 Lastest version of the Family Tree program. Reviewed in CU Amiga.
QX V323 ANALTICALC SPREAD SHEET (2) This is the best spread sheet program to date on the Amiga.
Q V327 THE SOUND TRACKER CONVERTER Load in a sound tracker tune & save an executable File.
Q V330 RED SECTOR EXTRAS DISKS (2) On this disk are : 32 point Fonts. 16 Point fonts, vedor stats. Star fields & music Space Journey Lorna. By The deadzone Troopers.
QX V332 AMIGA PUNT PROGRAM Predict which horse will win with this horse predidion program.
Q V338 TRANSFORMER v3.3 This is the Latest version of the IBM Emulator disk. Require an MS-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 Vedor designer vl.l. This program will create filled vedor objeds, line vectors & Bobs.
QX V341 CUP ART COLLECTION 2: Eight more disks fully packed with excellent clip art. (8) QX V350 BUSINESS CARD MAKER Design your own Business cards on the Amiga.
QX V354 FREECOPY Removes protected games copy protection so that the user can install them on his her hard disk.
Q V365 RED SECTOR MODULES (MUSIC): 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 old 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 V394 CHEMESTETK, A program that draws molecules using the calotte model. Excellent effects.
QX V397 MANDELBROT ADVENTURE KIT A well done mandelbrot Generator with full source Code.
QX V399 POS UTILITIES No 17: STITCHERY, A niting pattern program. SMOVIE, Video production scroller.
QX V400 RAY TRACER CONSTRUCTION KIT A Ray tracer for the Amiga computer. Load Workbench first QX V401 WINDOWBENCH vl.O (2) An excellent Workbench II replacement for all vl.3 users Recomended.
QX V403 AMOS UPDATE vl.32 This is the latest RAMOS update for the Amos Programmer QX V410 PDS UTILITIES No 1: PRINTING UTILITIES PPType, 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) QX V415 VIDEO SCREENS:1 Excellent back ground pictures for video production work. Nice back drops.
QX V417 SUPERBENCH & EXTRAS (2) An excellent replacement disk with more utilities than the original WB Q V420 CURSOR BASIC COMPILER Compile any Amiga Basic program with this utility disk.
QX V423 C: COMMANDS This disk is filled with utilities which can be used in Startup-sequences QX V424 POS UTILITIES No 18 Utilities include. Antiflicker program. Said to stop the flicker in High Res. ST Emulator Program to turn your amiga into an ST. QX V431IMPLOOER 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 V439 AMIGA C: MANUAL II This manual is the complete C: manual for the Amiga & describes open & work with all parts of the G system. It also contains various examples, some simple & some morecomplex all the way through the disks a tutorial is there to help you out (4) QX V443 SPECTRUM EMULATOR vl.2 By KGB 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 program to generate landscapes Q V463 SUPER C: COMMANDS The disk is not as full as some others but comes with full insfrustion.
QX V468 DIGITAL ADRESS BOOK Colled & save your address lists on computer. Shareware.
QX V475 P.SUITE vl.4 A colledion 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 I utilities for people you rip pidures & sounds.
Q V484 ADVETURE SOLUTIONS (2) Another good colledion of adventure solutions for various games.
QX V489 AMIBASE 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 colledion of clip art for any DTP program or Dpaint.
Q V498 THIEF SOUND RIPPER v3.0 Finds Sidmon 1, 2 (Midi), Jham cracker, future Composer, Sound 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.
OX V509 MED v3.2 This is another update to the Ultimate sound music Editor program.
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 8i AMIN : VIDEO_DB, A program for keepin frock 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. Toob On Tap, Does fades, colourbars & gray bar generation.
QX V519 STILLSTORE Used fo 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 pidures. ** Requires V522 QX V521 PLOTTING 8. GRAPHICS: PLOTXY, A powerful full featured plotting package. PLANS, A well done computer aided drafting program.
QX V522 ARP Vl.3 : Conman vl.4. Makes many im-provements to AmigaDos & makes your system easier to use. Includes full users developers guide.
QX V523 DICE C COMPILER (2) Matthew Dillons full feat-ured powerfull C compiler & enviroment system.
QX V525 LABEL MAKER vl.3 An excellent disk printing program with various new features.
QX V528 SUPERDUPER, Another excellent disk copy program. Latest update with new feature Diskspeed 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 UTILITIES A collection of utilities used to Catalogue disk Video Tape colledions (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.
QX V549 ELECTROCAD vl.4 Another Updated on the cad drowning preview written in Amos.
Q V550 KEFRENS POWER UTILITIES : NewTopaz, Power Fonts, Create. Edit or change any 8x8 or 16x16 fonts. Window, Change size of dos windows.
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.
QX V557 TOO SEXY UTILITIES A very large selection of utilities Including, V-Checker, Print Studio, Super 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 V560 DUPLICATION & BACKUP IIA collection of copiers like amigaCopy, Coder copy, Pcopy, Rattlecopy.
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 (and 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.RIf 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.
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. CUCKDOSII, An Amiga Dos enhacemenl utility. RLERND & SUPERVIEW v3.0 QX V583 ICONEDITOR III v2.0. Can create Icons upto 640x200 pixels. DOCTORICON vl.O, Imports images as icons. 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.
QX V586 FONTS 8, C: COMMANDS : DISKSALVE, Repairs damaged disks. SWEEP, Free unUsed allocated memory. FONTASSIGN, Assigns fonts to the SYS path.
QX V587 GELIGNITE FONTS (2) A selection of 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 processor also comes with a Spell checker program QX V593 TEXT ENGINE v3.0 Another excellent word processor program Simple but will do the job QX V598 DATABASE WIZ 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 is a collection of sound tracker baseds programs by The Assassins Q V602 UNICOPY vl.O The copier it self has various excellent copy modes including Locked drive copy.
Q V603 POOL FORCAST vl.O Perm-Check is designed to check football plans for winning lines (1Mb).
Q V604 PD COPY v3.0 New disk copy with some extra commands & quick copy modes buit in. (1Mb) QX V605 PRO CALC vl.O Offers the C or Machine code programmer a 68000 or FFP calculator when is use. (1Mb) Q V606 SAMPLE MAKER vl.O This works specially for those who are not able to make samples with a sampler.
Q V607 PRO TRACKER v2.0 Written by Lars Zap Hamre.
Another update to the Ultimate sound making program.
QX V610 GOLF SCORES vl.84 It's will record each round you play. Store it, make up an eclectic score NEW!
You can also show graphs of scores & performance against par. NEWER! It will now work out stableford points.
QX V611 FOOTBALL LEAGUE EDITOR vl.O Want to update your teams league position as the results are available QX V620 ASP1CE v3.2 Circuit Analysis, A full featured program for electric circuit analysis QX V621 EDWORD v2.2 is a fully featured & operational Word processor which offers all standard features & More like Powerful ones.
Q V624 NIB COP1B? V2.0 Will copy in AmigaDos, Index Nibble modes, search mode & special parameter copy.
QX V625 NCOMM v2.0 Contains, LHArc v2.0. LHArca
vl. 02, Zoom V5.40, DMS vl.03, LHA vl.ll, LHASFX vl.ll. QX V627
DPAINT FONTS No's 1-3 (3) The latest selection Fonts for use
with any IFF DTP Program.
QX V630 AMIGASH Basically AMIGAsh jusf keeps track of your transcafions with your account Bank, such as Direct debits. Cheques, Withdrawls.
QX V634 DUNGEON MASTER II MAPS Contains a selection of Maps that you will need to complete the game.
Q V635 IbeM EMULATOR PACKAGE vl.05 IbeM is a CGA Colour IBM-PC emulator written to run on any Amiga This is a demostration version with a time limit of 15 minute. The shareware cost is US$ 30.
QX V636 SHADES & FADES: ANIMFADER, A utility to fade screens in & out. SUPERVIEW, Will display IFF pictures TURBOTTTLE, Will create subtitles.
QX V637 TWIN EXPRESS vl.la (2) Trans any file direct from an Amiga or IBM Pc, By connecting the 2 machines to gether with a null modem cable. Board rate 115200.
QX V639 RADBENCH PLUS v2.0 This is not an upfate but a completly new set of utilities & workbench replacement.
QX V640 PAGESTREAM FONT PACK 1A selection of fonts for use with Pagestream or other DTP Packages (5) QX V645 UEDIT v3.0a Word Processor with learn modes. Online Help, A teach Mode, Split windows, copy & paste, undo & other more standard features.
QX V646 SID v2.0 FILE MANAGER Sid can be used for various operations, but the best is proberly the file copier.
QX V647 WORKBENCH HACKS A selection of Hacks that have been reviewed in CU Amiga.
Q V648 TITANICS CRUNCHER vl.O New cruncher with help & various protect modes endudes speed changes.
QX V649 WP & SPELL CHECKING A Collection of utilities. PP vl.4. Decrunches Power packer files as they arre loaded SUPERSPELL vl.l, SPELLCHECKER
vl. 2, TEXTRA vl.ll. Word processor SCRAMBLER vO.1. QX V650
CHECKBOOK ACCOUNTANT Will manage your bank account with easy.
Very good indeed.
QX V651 THE SUPER KILLERS V2.4: BOOT X v4.45. This is the best virus killer disk to date kills over 240 virus & may be more, Includes excellent killers.
Including VC v6.3. Zero virus III vl.20 & VT v2.39. QX V652 PAGESTREAM FONT PACK 2 A seledion of fonts for use with Pagestream or other DTP Packages (5) Q V657 PC TASK is a software IBM-PC Emulator. It allows you to run the majorit of IBM software with no additional hardware. CGA Colour. FULL VERSION.
Q V659 COMPUTER DIAGNOSTICS v9.1 Is Iheres a problem with your computer them what is it.
QX V660 HOME MANAGER This is a great all in one address book with an inventory database & To-do list QX V661 MODELLING :VERTEX Allows you to create 3d objects without using the X, Y & Z views. Loads Sculpt 3d 4d, Turbo Silver & more Formats. MAGIC TWEEN Will metamorphasize any two pictures Q V662 DCOPY v3.0 PROFFESSIONAL You can select the speed of the disk drive, Copy modes, Dos, Nibcopy, Ver & safecopy. Loads of other features.
QX V666 MODELLING OBJECTS Contains over 20 vector objects in Image format. Perfect for use with Disk V662 QX V667 STAR TREK OBJECTS Contains the USS Reliant, NCC1701D & a ferengi plus a Porsche Car.
QX V668 PRODUCTIVITY BUSINESS Stock Analysis program SUBSTORE Log Magazines with search scans.
QX V669 CELLULAR AUTOMA This electronic model will allow you to simulate cellular circuits.
QX V670 ANDROIDS FONTS 1-7 Self installing font disks for use with Dpaint programs 12 Drives Rec, 7 Disks).
QX V677 ANDROIDS VIDEO BACK GROUNDS A selection of Background Pictures in IFF Format.
QX V678 DRAW MAP v4.0 (2) Will now generate any 16 colour palette with user control. New features include larger maps with national boundaries, improved help and printing. 2Mb. 11Mb version V263,1.2Mb version V526121).
Q V680 OPTIMIZER vl.O This latest version of the Disk Optimizer. Re-Creates Disks for faster Loading.
QX V681 GAME TAMER v2.2 Get a hold of that extra hard game & Cheat with Game Tamer v2.2. „QX V682 DEKSID v2.05 Hexa & Ascii Editor for use i; with your Amiga's Software. Shareware $ 15 Q V683 SUPER LOCK vl.01 Seal your disks Hard drives for your eye's only. Protects with a Password.
QX V684 FONT FARM A collection of utilities based around the subject fonts. Character Editor vl.O. Font master vl.O, ShowFont v3.3, Set Font v2.5 & more.
THE STAR TREK SELECTION QX AT05 KUNGON D7 CRUISER, fires torpedoes while passing by. NCC-1864 RELIANT, Very good anim indeed.
QX AT10 ENTERPRICES, Leaves the Star station dock.
NCC1701-A, The classic original Animation.
QXAT17 THE TWOK NCC-1860, Reliant & the NCC 1701-A-Enterprise. MENSCH ROBOTER QX AT18 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 & 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, Bird of Prey Scout hip in attack mode.
QX 1060 STAR TREK THE NEXT GENERATION, This game is by Terry A. Me Intosh. Vl.47 * CREDIT CARD NUMBER (MASTERCARD or VISA) EXPIRY DATE TOTA, pn Dp,rr mini mi ii i ii mi 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.
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QX AMUSE19 TREK73, A STAR TREK Battle Simulator where you can attack klingons & Romulbns QX V367 STAR TREK INFORMATION A Database of all the original series. Very Detailed.
MEGA DEMOS Here are the best NEW Mega demo s from our collection from the past 2 months.
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. If 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 fotaly packed with programs. P . Qq' All Fred Fish disks come with full instructions. **•”[_| Q 1988 RAY OF HOPE II BY MAGIX 12 Q 2028 IBB MANGAD MEGA DEMO Q 2137 THE WILDFILE MEGA DEMO Q 2250 ODYSSEY ALCATRAZ (5) Q 2259 HARDWIRED CRJONICS (2) Q 2413 DEVILS COLOURS' MEGA DEMO ERIC SCHWARTZ SELECTION }QX 1700 ANTI LEMMINS Anim Requires (2) 2Mb QX 1703 THE DATING GAME Anim requires (2) 3Mb jaX 1842 SHUTTLE COCK Animation (1Mb) jOX 1850 LATE NIGHT & TERMINAL Anim (1Mb) Any other disks Required, (Inc Budget Software) (0702) 466933 on-Sea, ESSEX, SSI 2 YD QX 2013 AGILUTY Animation disk
(1Mb) QX 2021 VIETNAM CONFLICT Animation (1Mb) QX 2133 GULF WAR CONFUCT (2Mb) 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 HEADTHE 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 2474 AMYHIST Introduces Amy the squirrel QX 2475 BATMAN, Another Animotion.VTOl, about a Harrier vs Propeller plane contest.
?X 2476 HOW TO RUN, How to run into a wall. Very :unny Animation by Eric Schwartz.
JX 2477 AMYWA1KS, Anim of Amy the squirrel Walking. AMYJOGS, Anim of Amy the Squirrel Walking QX 2478 UNSPORTING 2Mb Starring the A10 Thunderbolt aircraft better known as the WarHog. Hunt & Destroy tanks.
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 & SOLITAIRE 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 ASTERIODS '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 PATIWCE'S, This is tne 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) Q 2018 JETMAN Another Spectrum classic converted to the amiga. It's JetPak with all the original sounds.
QX 2022 SEA LANCE The first Silent Service type sub war game within our Amiga PD collection.
QX 2054 AT1C ATAC A rendition of the game from the original Spectrum computer. Graphic Maze adventure QX 2162 BATTLE OF BrfTIAN 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 2178 SURVIVOR A space based adveture game 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 vS.O An excellent simulator program. Sent dired by the Author.
QX 2220 STRATEGIC GAMES, Eternal Rome, Lords of Hosts. In Moonshine. An Excellent colledion.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 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 selection of solitaire type card games. Excellent versions QX 2279 SUB ATTACK vl.O Control the torpedoes & sink the enemy ships as they sail past. LANDMINE.
QX 2280 DIPLOMANCY v2.0 A classic strategy game loosely based on World War 1. 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 POKW The alternative Poker Game QX 2411 TOTAL WAR The board game version of RISK QX 2412 FORMULA 1 SIMULATOR Anadilive simulator QX 2432 GOLDEN OLDIES Galaga, Galaxians. Space invaders, Asteriods, Batty, Missle Command & Slimeline.
QX 2447 AMOS COINDROP FRUIT MACHINE Excellent simulator with various gamble modes. Great fun... QX 2450 SMASH TV - THE RIP OFF Simular fo the original arcade machine. With neat grapgics & sound 2455 MAYHEM Guide your space ship through the space caverns, shoot things & open the space gates.
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ADDRESS r A c No POSTCODE QX 2456 LETTR1X A new Tetris variant where you positon tiles within a letter, time limit so be fast about it.
QX 2480 AMOS FRUIT MACHINE II As near as possable to the fruit machine found in Pubs & Arcades.
QX 2481 AMI MORIA v5.22 This is the latest update to the Original Moria adventure game. Better graphics, and the larest advenlure to date. Excellent QX 2482 DESCENDER Is a clone of the classic arcade game Tempest complete with vectorized graphics.
QX 2483 INTRUOER is a Multi level Berserk clone, features smooth gameplay, great graphics & sound.
QX 2484 CATACOMB Is a full graphic adventure game with beautiful graphics & a very slick icon mouse driven interface.
CUT, TICK & POST.....CUT, TICK & POST Telephone or Fax Hotline PD Soft (AF36) 1 Bryant Ave, Southend- AMOS & FRED FISH DISKS QX APD151 UNDERSTANDING AMOS The Amos Tutorial Program Disk. A must Q APD356 POWERBASE v2.0 This is an easy, friendly and Powerfully database which can handle 10,000 records.
Q F549 VERSEWISE vl.O Gospel |M,M,L & J) of the Bible view, output, search program, jump to any verse.
Q F562 SHOW GURU v2.1b Recognizes 168 different guru numbers & translates them into English.
Q F572 MULTIPLOT vl.l One of the most powerful data plotting packages available. Excellent abilities.
Q F574 NEWZAP v3.3 A third generation multi purpose file sector editing utility. Includes an excellent search feature.
Q F580 WORLD DATABANK v2.2 Using a data base from the CIA, this program will plot world maps.
Q F593 ANALYRIM (2) An intergration of AnalyiCalc spreadsheet & RIM-5 Database management.
Q F598 DX100 & TX81Z EDITORS A voice editor & librarian for the Yamaha DX100, DX27 & DX21 synthesisers.
Q F621 MULTIPLAYER vl.17 Music player program which plays soundtracker Noisetracker modules.
Q F625 CLBP vl.01 Canon Laser Printer Driver Package, Includes extra preferences with additional options Q F627 ADOC v7.04 A Help utility for the Amiga. You will have permanent help on any subject you want.
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 F630 BICS vl.10 Boot Intro Construdion Set is a tool to create a small intro on the bootblock which appear when a disk is inserted.
Q F631 AHDM v3.00a Hard disk menu system offers a sixteen page menu, each page having upto ten possible actions. Just double click on the option.
Q F632 PR1NTHLES v0.9 A print utility to replace the standard workbench printfiles command. WB2 Only Q F633 PLANS v2.1 Demo version of a drawing program with user definable fonts, excellent features.
Q F634 SUCER v2.0 Will create abstract art based on mathematical functions, such as mandelbrot set. NEW PRINT v2.1, A program for formatting textfiles so that they can adjust all the margins. Optional Shareware.
Q F635 BOOTP1C v2.0. Allows you to install nearly any IFF Picture that you like in place of the Workbench hand.
Q F636 ALERT vl.O, Gives detailed information about the meaning of various Amiga alerts. ENVPRINT vl.5 Q F637 LAZi vl.l a utility for use with archivers. You can add. Delete, extract & update single or multiple files.
LHA vl.22. Latest version from Stefan Boberg, Shareware.
Q F638 POWERMAXE vl.13 A powerful machine laguage level debugger for the serious Amiga Programmer.
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School programs will work with a standard 512k Amiga and the
new A500 Plus.
KQSMOS Answerback Junior Quiz - includes 750 general knowledge questions and a game reward ..£14.95 Answerback Senior Quiz - as above but for age 12+ ...£14.95 Factfiles - add-on question packs for the Answerback Quiz: Factfile Spelling (6-11) £7.95 Factfile Arithmetic (6-11) £7.95 K0SM0S Language Tutors: with a vocabulary of over 2500 words + tne ability to add your own - up to GCSE level: French Mistress .£14.95 German
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+ SCALA + Deluxe Paint IV, CM 1960 M SYNC MONITOR £3295.00 INC VAT GENLOCKS Rocgen ....£89.95 Rocgen + £124.95 Rendale 8802 ...£119.95 G2 .£575.00 G2+ .....£999.00 Video Pilot ..£999.00 New Philips Editing System Only .....£399.00 A1500 All Diamond's 1500's come with Workbench 2.04 and are also supplied with:- Deluxe Paint III, Home Accounts, The Works (word
processor, spreadsheet and database), 3 Games (Puzznic, Toki & Elf), and a book (Get The Best Out Of Your Amiga) A1500 on its own .£549 withGVP 8Mb bare board+52Mb Quantum.. £839 with 8Mb 0k RAM board+ 105Mb Quantum ... £98 Al500+8833 ...... £745 Ouf Of Memory?
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intalled hard drives ? 52, 120, 240 & 420Mb options 7 Onboard
8Mb memory sockets ? Add up to 6 more SCSI devices ? Easy To
Install SIMMS These are the equivalent of the HD8+ hard drive,
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fastest hard drives available but they also incorporate an
unpopulated 8Mb RAM expansion board.
52Mb ..£295 120Mb £445 240Mb £695 420Mb ..£1295 COMPONENT SHOP HARDDISKS IDE 52Mb £169.95 105Mb £269.95 2 yeor warranty SYQUEST Removeable cartridge drive 44Mb 28ms CONTROLLER for above add SYQUEST44 88Mb ? 44 or 88Mb removeable media 20ms access lime V Can be supplied with or without CVP HC8 controller External case available for A500 or A3000 users Each drive comes complete with one cartridge. Syquest drives give complete storage flexibility, offering a quick and easy way to add extra storage to your system.
44Mb bare .....£445 44Mb + HC8 ..£545 88Mb bare .....£595 88Mb + HC8 ..£695 GF0RCE3025 40 50 ? 68030EC 68030EC 68030 .
Processor ? 25 40 50MHz clock speeds 68882 Maths coprocessor ? Expands to 13 16 16Mb 32-.. bit RAM ? 32-bit SCSI controller These fast 68030EC 68030 accelerators withmemory upgrade and SCSI interface board offer unbeatablr speed 25MHz lMb £595 40MHz 4Mb £995 50MHz 4Mb £1395 IMPACT VISION 24 ? 768 x 580 PAL resolution Supports composite video, S-VHS and RGB signals Broadcast quality Genlock ? Now with RGB splitter This is the very latest 24-bit Professional Video Adaptor. It features 16.7million colours on screen at once, built-in genlock, flicker fixer, frame buffer, frame grabber, and
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A1500 2000 requires additional adaptor @ £49.95 only £1695 ROCHARD 40Mb £299.00 GVP SERIES 2 HARD DISKS 52Mb ONLY £369.00 105Mb ONLY £529.00 Perfectly matched in colour + style to the AMIGA 500p. 1 1 ms access drive. 1" high drive by Quantum.
Room for up to 8Mb of RAM expansion. Cut Off switch for games Exspansion 'Mini Slot'. External SCSI port Dedicated PSU and fan. 2 years free warranty.
Add £65.00 per extrea 2Mb RAM ROCHARD DRIVES ALWAYS IN STOCK 52Mb 105Mb Ok £369.00 Ok £529.00 2Mb £434.00 2Mb £594.00 4Mb £499.00 4Mb £659.00 6Mb £564.00 6Mb £724.00 8Mb £629.00 8Mb £789.00 286 Emulator .£245 120Mb £495 240Mb £795 A530 Accelerator 40MHz 68030EC processor ? Hi-speed SCSI interface with 52, 120 or 240Mb ... hard drive 1Mb populated Accomodates up to maximum 8Mb of 32-bit wide RAM V Optional 68882 Maths co-processor Optional PC-AT emulation Accelerator + HD + RAM Upgrade Plugging a GVP A530 Accelerator onto your A500 or A500 Plus will
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40MHz 1Mb RAM 52Mb HD .£749 40MHz 1Mb RAM 120Mb HD ......£899 40MHz 1Mb RAM 240Mb HD ...£1099 Monitors & TV's 8833Mkll +F19 promotion ..£199.95 Panasonic 1381 multisync ..£275 Philips TV Monitor ......£249 Philips 3350 51" remote control .....£349.99 Philips 86cm matchline 100Hz widescreen ...£2499.99 New Philips Designer cube TV Monitor ..£279 Goldstar TV Monitor ...£159 You CAM PAY BY EASY Monthly iNsrrM-MeWTS at ANY OF MY SHOPS, tOH ICH MEANS you can also
affoOo PART EXCHANGE EX DEMO AMIGA 500 +3 MONTH'S WARRANTY ONLY £199.95 EX DEMO A590'S FROM £199.95 WITH 2Mb RAM £249.95 P X Your old 500 for a new Amiga 1500 for ONLY £399.95 WITH WORKBENCH 2.04 PEN PAL £44.95 APPLICATION SOFTWARE DOT MATRIX PRINTERS £116.32 NEW PANASONIC £179.77 2180 COLOUR PRINTER £199.95 £158.62 SEIKOSHA SP1900+ £119.95 £169.20 PANASONIC KXP 1123 £159.80 £233.82 OKI 380 £199.75 £179.77 SWIFT 9X £259.95 £170.37 SWIFT 24X £379.52 £270.25 NEW SWIFT 224 £229.12 £348.97 NEW SWIFT 224 COL £239.70 £417.12 NEW SEIKOSHA 24 PIN £245.57
P. O.A. £327.82 £527.57 £217.37 £349.95 £210.32 Oki 400 HP III P
OKI LASER 800 0.5Mb OKI LASER 800 Dual bin 0.5Mb OKI LASER 830
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Music const Set Dr T Copiest Apprentice Dr T KC5 Level II V3
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£119.95 Pagestream 2.2 £129.99 £19.99 £34.99 Pen Pal Personal
Write £44.95 £19.99 £64.95 Pro Page 3.0 £149.00 £149.99
Quickwrite £29.99 £89.99 Scribble £24.95 £129.99 Transwrite
£29.99 £117.60 Wordsworth 1.1 £79.99 £99.99 Works Platinum
£49.99 £49.99 £39.99 Development & Utilities £34.29 AMOS or
Easy AMOS £29.99 £99.99 AMOS 3D £22.99 £84.99 AMOS Compiler
£19.99 £139.99 Blitz Basic £69.99 £49.99 Can Do VI .6 £64.99
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£34.99 Home Accounts 2 £36.99 £156.89 Hyperbook £42.99 £49.99
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£147.09 Quarterback Tools £44.99 £69.99 SASC £159.99 £49.95
Superback £35.99 £39.95 Superbase Pro 4 £299.00 £29.99
Superbase Pers 2 £76.49 £84.99 X Copy £30.39 £29.99 Club
Members Prices Only Application Star Buys Pen
Pal £44.95 Wordsworth
1.1 ....£79.95 Works - Integrated spreadsheet, word
processor and database .£69.95 First Division
Manager£5.00 Rainbow Islands ..£5.00 Formula 1 Grand
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Operation Thunderbolt £5.00 Wacky Races ......£5.00
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