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Welcome to Amiga Format! Just in case you've picked this magazine up for the first time - or, indeed, you're a regular reader who just happens not to have noticed this little bit before - let me explain what's going on. Basically, I'd just like to introduce you to the magazine and explain what we re here for. This is Amiga Format, the world s bestselling magazine that covers the Amiga home computer. We'll assume for the sake of simplicity that you've either got an Amiga or you are thinking of buying one. It is, after all, what the magazine is all about. Now naturally we hope you'll get a good read for your money. If you're just settling back in a cosy armchair, or you're trying to relax while at the same time not letting the corners of the page dip into the steaming bath-water, we'd guide you first of all to this month's main feature. In it, we take a look at some of the most interesting people who are using Amigas in their everyday lives, from dance group Urban Shakedown, in Screen Play Hostile Breed ....94 lnternat‘1 Sports Challenge ..64 Ishar: Legend o t Fortress ....86 JaguarXJ220 Racing ......50 Jim Power ...65 John Barnes Football ... 84 Mille Miglia 64 Myth ..65 Neighbours 64 Panzer Battles ...95 Perfect General 70 Risky Woods .....60 Steel Empire ......79 TV Sports Baseball ..... 60 Ugh! ..60 Wizkid ...54 whose Amiga- produced single has just gone into the Top Thirty, to two gentlemen who have created an amazing system that trains policemen in what to do when they are handling large crowds at football matches. It's a good read: there's some eye- opening stuff in there, too. Damien Noonan, Editor Meanwhile, while we hope that you'll find the rest of the magazine is written in a pretty readable style too, you'll also find a lot of information bubbling away in there. From frank and honest reviews of all the latest in games, to tips on getting the best out of your Amiga and solving those niggling little problems - there's a bit of everything tucked away in here.

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Document sans nom Collection COMPLETE ANIMATION PACKAGE!
A powerful and highly-specialised program that helps you create complete cartoons and animations using pictures drawn in any art package. Want to be the next Walt Disney?
A 500 Plus Compatible • 1 Mb Recommended • f Take the Olympic challenge in the stunning summer sports demo from Empire A complete game that brings you some fascinating fun with little round things PLUS Handy startup sequence utility Auto Disk Logger Keep track of your software collection Make the most of this month's Collection disk!
Urban Shakedown wrote a hit record using just their Amiga - find out how your machine can make you rich and famous too!
PLUS Are you an Amiga star?
RACE GAMES line up on the grid and we pick the winner AMAZING ARCADES: Wizkid takes on the best games ever HOW TO BE PC COMPATIBLE!
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Sv -vm ()w ned Expiry Date Signature mmr r .To X YiTI 0 AMIGA FORMAT 37 AUGUST 1992 EDITORIAL DEPARTMENT News 19 IN NEWS Exciting new developments foe tW CD TV os a new pock is re*ecsed tWt The latest on the Super Amiga and a new CD7V pack Features 24 Damien Noonan Karl Foster Neil Jackson Pat McDonald Maffff Evans Gary Lord Clare Hodgson EDITOR DEPUTY EDITOR SCREENPLAY EDITOR TECHNICAL EDITOR STAFF WRITER PRODUCTION EDITOR EDITORIAL ASSISTANT Hitting the big time 24-35 How Amiga fans have put their machines to work for them Are you PC compatible? 148 Why a PC emulator could change your
computing lifestyle kerMt » isM
* s me*dr.. Screenplay DtfYELB THE 41 ART DEPARTMENT Marcus Dyson
Lam Tang Frank Bartucca ART DIRECTION DESIGN DESIGN Coming
Attractions 42-6 Here's all the games you should keep an eye
out for The good, the bad and the rusty 48-51 Driving games
under the spotlight: which are the best?
All the fun of the arcade 54-7 The colourful classics that vie for Rainbow Islands' crown Cheap VT Cheerful 108-9 How to get the best games without getting burned The Charts 112 Once again,there’s a surprise Number One at the top!
Gamebusters 121-6 Shadowlands, Parasol Stars and all the top games tipped.
ADVERTISING DEPARTMENT Jonathan Bint Duncan Ferguson Cheryl Bees ley Tim Partridge GROUP AD MANAGER DEPUTY AD MANAGER GAMES SALES MGR SENIOR SALES EXEC ARCADE CLASSICS As the bizorre and original Wizkid arrives, we ask why all the best games are in the colourful and cute arcade style... PUBLISHING ADVERTISING PRODUCTION Tracey O'Donnell PROMOTIONS MANAGER Michele Harris CIRCULATION MANAGER Sue Hartley CIRCULATION ASST Kate Elston PUBLISHER Greg Ingham 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 0483 211222 AMIGA FORMAT 30 Monmouth Street Bath, AVON, BA1 2BW Telephone 0225 442244 Facsimile 0225 446019 SUBSCRIPTIONS, BACK ISSUES and MAIL ORDER Future Publishing, Somerton, SOMERSET, TA11 6TB Telephone 0458 74011 Facsimile 0225 446019 Reviews Coming Contraptions REVIEWED ImageMaster Possibly the best image processing program to hit the Amiga yet - see what this one can do with your pictures!
REVIEWED Compendium Six It's the first time we've seen a pack of this sort of value: six educational games for only £40 all in. But does it really save money?
143-4 See what goodies are on the way in the non-games scene ImageMaster 156-9 Simply stunning - a superb new image processing system Sequencer One Plus 162 See what this simple, updated sequencer can do for you Order database 164-5 A new database arrives: check it against the competition AmiNet network 167 Try it out and discover what a network can do for you Expert Draw 4D 170 If you've never tried 3D graphics, the time could be ripe Compendium Six 173 A great new collection of enticing educational games ©1992 uiure PUBLISHING Regulars IN PUBLIC DOMAIN Pat McDonald uncovers some surprising
gems in the free software scene, including a program that can tell your fortune.
IN PUBLIC DOMAIN Maff's last ever foray into the deep world of the demo. No doubt there's a tune or two to keep him grooving along... PD Update 171 The best way to find out what's cheap and excellent Workbench 207 Your problems solved, your questions answered Workbench Answerfile 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 No part of this publication may be transmitted or reproduced in any form
without the permission of the publishers. Ooh, that ard!
Observation of the month: They told him that it couldn’t be done And in his heart he knew it.
But he tackled that thing that couldn't be done And he couldn't do it.
Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations.
Registered Circulation 130,143 July - Dec 1991 u 7Nf _SU ; SC . T S ABC COVERDISK over the page., QiaBcnge Take the Olympic challenge in the stunning summer sports demo from Empire Game reviews Hitting the big time Aquaventura .....98 Ashes of Empire ....79 Battle Isle Map Editor .....61 Championship Manager .61 Conflict Korea ..86 Cool Croc Twins .....74 D-Generatlon
..101 Discovery ....95 Do jo Dan ....79 Dreadnoughts ..86 Dylan Dog ...78 Epic ....71 Floor 13 ....104 Football Champ .....78 Graham Taylor Soccer Challenge ...75 Welcome to Amiga Format!
Just in case you've picked this magazine up for the first time - or, indeed, you're a regular reader who just happens not to have noticed this little bit before - let me explain what's going on. Basically, I'd just like to introduce you to the magazine and explain what we re here for.
This is Amiga Format, the world s bestselling magazine that covers the Amiga home computer. We'll assume for the sake of simplicity that you've either got an Amiga or you are thinking of buying one. It is, after all, what the magazine is all about.
Now naturally we hope you'll get a good read for your money. If you're just settling back in a cosy armchair, or you're trying to relax while at the same time not letting the corners of the page dip into the steaming bath-water, we'd guide you first of all to this month's main feature. In it, we take a look at some of the most interesting people who are using Amigas in their everyday lives, from dance group Urban Shakedown, in Screen Play Hostile Breed ....94 lnternat‘1 Sports Challenge ..64 Ishar: Legend o t Fortress
....86 JaguarXJ220 Racing ......50 Jim Power ...65 John Barnes Football ... 84 Mille Miglia 64 Myth ..65 Neighbours 64 Panzer Battles ...95 Perfect General 70 Risky Woods .....60 Steel
Empire ......79 TV Sports Baseball ..... 60 Ugh! ..60 Wizkid ...54 whose Amiga- produced single has just gone into the Top Thirty, to two gentlemen who have created an amazing system that trains policemen in what to do when they are handling large crowds at football matches. It's a good read: there's some eye- opening stuff in there, too.
Damien Noonan, Editor Meanwhile, while we hope that you'll find the rest of the magazine is written in a pretty readable style too, you'll also find a lot of information bubbling away in there.
From frank and honest reviews of all the latest in games, to tips on getting the best out of your Amiga and solving those niggling little problems - there's a bit of everything tucked away in here.
It's nice to think that we Amiga owners stick together: glad to have you on board!
A complete game that brings you some fascinating fun with little round things These people are putting their Amigas to work. Find out who they are, what they are doing and also who the average Amiga owner is starting on PAGE 24 Why aren't you PC compatible?
If you've ever asked yourself this question, you might be in need of an emulator. We test the hardware and explain why compatibility could be important to you on PAGE 146 PLUS Handy startup sequence utility Keep track of your software collection Make the most of this month's Collection disk!
I nternat ional Sports Challenge Empire present a playable demo of the diving game from their forthcoming summer sport extravaganza
- it's time to get your feet wet and have some fun!
Br icfgeball A complete game, and you'll find it's a pretty intriguing one too. Puzzle your way through the levels trying to guide your ball from one side to the other.
Diary You need never forget an important date again once you've got this to remind you!
And on pi 1... Animation Station TheJlMIKSA Collection 'FORMAT COMPLETE ANIMATION PACKAGE!
A powerful and highly-specialised program that helps you create complete cartoons and animations using pictures drawn in any art package. Want to be the next Walt Disney?
• A 500 Plus Compatible • 1 Mb Recommended • The fifth in The
Amiga Format Collection series of COMPLETE, FULL-PRICE
PACKAGES, this is a powerful tool that will let you build and
run animations created from your favourite paint package. Give
it a whirl and see if you will be the next Amiga Walt Disney!
Coverdislc Here's Neil Jackson, who is your guide to this month's Down at the Arcade coverdisk. So take your 50 pence pieces in hand for Empire's International Sports Challenge demo, plus a brilliant ball game and some indispensable utilities... AUGUST 1992 Actually performing a dive is controlled by means of a circle in the top-right of the screen: o ,o Q V EAGER NOT TO miss Ihc Olympic Games bandwagon. Empire have come up with their own release combining a number of Olympic-type sports.
The final game will feature diving, show jumping, cycling, shooting, swimming and marathon events, with four-player competition at a number of levels.
For this month's Coverdisk. We've brought you a stripped-down version of the diving competition.
To begin, you have to select the height to dive from. There are three boards available: a one-metre springboard, a three-metre springboard and a fivc- mctrc high-dive platform. In the final version, you will also be able to compete in a medley, which consists of a dive at each height, but for this demo you will only be able to select one of the three heights.
Once you have selected the board you wish to use. A list of dives will appear. Unfortunately only one dive at each height has been included. To start the competition, move the cursor over the dive highlighted in bronze and press fire.
A bar will appear at the bottom of the screen asking you how many practice dives you want to have.
Empire PAL NTSC Taking practice dives will help you to get a feel for how the dive should be executed, so always opt for taking a couple. You can take up to three practice dives, the number being selected by pressing |l), [2] or (3) on the keyboard. Once you've done that, it's off to the pool.
A screen will now appear showing your diver standing on the board and all ready to take the dive.
This is where your swift joystick-wielding abilities come in. To take the dive, you must carry out the following actions (see the 'Taking a Dive' box for funher explanation) f Press fire to start.
2 Press fire again to stop the power ring when it is as close to the outer ring as possible.
3 A dot will start to move clockwise and anti-clockwise inside the circle. You must now move the joystick left and right to make Ihc white dot outside TAKE A DIVE!
When the screen appears f with your diver standing on the board, press fire to actually start the dive. A V red ring will then begin to expand inside the circle (on some dives it will expand and contract). Try to press the fire button : when the ring has .»...expanded to its maximum size (that is closest to the outside edge of the circle). This will give you more of a jump off the board and thus give you more time to carry out the dive.
The circle mimic the grey dot's actions.
4. If you manage to carry out the moves correctly, you will see
the discr plunge gracefully into the water. If. On the other
hand, you fluff it up. He will go splashing into the depths
with flailing limbs.
This may be a little bit complicated to get to gnps with at first! If you don't quite know what you're supposed to be doing, click on the word DEMO in the bar of the selected dive. When you start, the computer will give you a demonstration of how to execute Ihc particular dive.
Loading the demo Switch on your Amiga and insert the Coverdisk.
After a short while you will be asked whether you want to load the International Sports Challenge demo. To load it up, hit the [Y] key and press Irctum]. After some psychedelics as the program unpacks itself, the diving competition will appear.
Once you've set the power, a grey dot moves clockwise and anti-clockwise in the circle. This shows you the optimum moves for completing the dive. You have to try «.£ u. .e.and follow the dot with , “j the white dot outside the circle (moving the stick right for clockwise and left for anti-clockwise, Make sure you complete the moves of the grey dot FULLY before reversing the direction, otherwise the diver won t carry out the next move.
QT!L« ’ * lr.ferk.ll 4" » m 1 ml** «»»» [ESI1 Hit* GETTING STARTED ft’s really very simple to use the disk. All you have to do Is switch on any Amiga computer, and pop the disk Into the disk drive. After a few moments of whirring, the computer will ask you whether or not you want to play the International Sports Challenge demo. Press [Y] then [Return] to do so. Otherwise [N] and [Return].
As well os the gomes, you'll find quite a tew serious utilities to kelp you get the most out of your After that, you have to decide whether or not you want to play Bridge ball. Again, all you have to do to make your decision Is to press [Y] and [Return] to play, otherwise [N] and [Return], After that, a cut-down version of Workbench will load In which you will be able to read the Bridge ball document file or use the animation utilities.
There's also a Diary utility for displaying messages automatically on a certain date, although be warned that it doesn't run straight from the coverdisk. You will need to set it up on your Workbench disk to use it properly.
That concludes the tour. Everything on the coverdisk should work fine with only 512K ol memory, which Is becoming a rare thing nowadays.
Bridge Ball To travel along pipes, the ball has to be fed into the opening at the left-hand end. It will then roll through and exit at the right-hand end.
These can be a devil to beat.
They act the same as normal pipes, except for the fact that the ball comes out of the right-hand end as soon as it enters the left.
AUGUST 1992 When the screen appears and the ball starts to fall, go to the right and pick up the first blue platform. Holding the left mouse button, drag H over and release the mouse button to place it next to the starting Mock.
Move over to the right and drag the pipe over so that the end is next to the blue platform, making sure that the mouth of the pipe is at the right height for the bad to he able to enter.
When the ball enters the pipe, pick up the first blue platform ogoin and put it near the bottom, just above the woter. Fetch the blue pipe (after the ball and put it between the platform and the red pipe.
I pipe, pick up ll platform and put it to the right of the blue pipe. The bad should now rod out of the pipe, across the red platform and drop on to the safety of land. Hurrah!
'.'I ITE OFTEN, THE thing that makes for an origi- and interesting game is a simple idea. Bridge Ball a pnme example of this. All the game consists of is a
• mg hall, some platforms, a few pipes and a large panse of
water. What you have to do is get the ball
- ni the starting block on the left to the dry land on e right.
Simple, eh? Well... not quite.
The problem is that you don't have direct control of the ball. Instead, you must move a cursor around the reen with the mouse and pick up the platforms and 7 pc- using the left mouse button. The sections must ¦cn be dragged into the right place to stop the ball r unging into the foamy brine below (since balls, unfortunately, can't swim).
There arc a few rules to follow as far as moving and positioning the sections is concerned: 1 The ball can only roll across the top of platforms and ;t, an only travel through pipes.
2 The sections can only be moved a set number of
• -nes. This is indicated by a number which replaces the cursor w
hen you pick up a pipe or platform.
3 Occasionally, when you try to pick up a section, you will hear a buzzing sound and the section will not rove. This either means that you've run out of moves % r that section, or the section can't be moved at all. If a -ection is unmovablc. You have to use other pipes :id platforms to carry the ball past this section.
4 You can't pick up a pipe or platform that the ball is currently using.
5 The ball can't land on a platform or enter a pipe if ¦ ou're still carrying it If you fail to complete a level, a countdown will jppear in the top left-hand comer of the screen. If you press the left mouse button before this reaches zero.
..si will restart on the current level, otherwise you will have to start again from level one.
Loading the Game Sw itch on your Amiga and insert the coverdisk. After a while you will be asked if you want to play the International Sports Challenge demo. At this point you
- bould press [N] and hit |Rctum]. You will then be ...kcd
whether you want to play Bridge Ball. All you have to do now is
press |Y|. Hit [Return] and the game will start after just a
few seconds.
The game only takes up 11K on the disk, which is
- mazing for such a good game - that's machine code
• t you. It works Tine on all Amigas. PAL and NTSC types, and
was written by a guy called Rod Mack.
Do you think that you can do better? We welcome all potential entries for the coverdisk with open arms.
However, do bear in mind that any given program has a very small chance of making it on to the disk.
If you have written a small game or utility, do rieasc send it on for possible inclusion. We especially :ke original games like Bridge Ball, but we consider everything we get.
Please put a Readme document on the disk. Don't wony if you don't know how to give it an icon or your English isn't very good - that's the sort of thing we can work on. Use a word processor to write a mini manual on disk. Concentrate on the quality of the procram rather than the form in which you present it to us.
So if you've been working on a project during your own time, let us have a look at it. Send all entries to: Coverdisk Software. Amiga Format. Future Publishing. 30 Monmouth St. Bath BA I 2BW.
At the slort of o level, the boll will drop on to this block. From here you must start to construct your bridge. _ The ball will roll across the top of these when it hits one. It can also fall on X X X°X X X°X3 : to one from above.
| FRST PIPE | YOUR BRIDGE BALL BUILDING BITS It you're going to save the little green ball from certain death, you need to know what all the bits and pieces do. Here's your Brunei-approved guide to the things you'll need lor a spot of bridge building... ROLLING OVER LEVEL ONE % When the bad enters the blue pipe again, pick up the blue platform ond ploce It next to the exit of the red out) pipe. Position it above the red platform so that the bal can rod off the blue platform and land on the red one.
Once the boll has left the blue pipe, pick it up and place it next to the red platform. Now you need to put a platform next to the blue pipe, but the blue one has run out of moves. A problem? Not ready... Othis rather stupid little fellow keeps on rolling whatever. Moke sure it doesn't hit the water.
If you manage to get the ball to pass through one of these, you will be given a bonus score.
ANIM UTILS As a little bonus, there are some extra animation utilities on both coverdisks. Here's Pat McDonald to explain what they do.
Animlnfo is dead handy when you want lo find out some of the nitty-gritty details about an animation.
Statistics like the resolution, number of frames, and size of the anim pop up in a handy-to-rcad window.
SplilAnim can separate different parts of a single animation into two separate files. Although a bit clunky in usage, it's quicker than using Dpaint III or IV and then doing it by hand.
It's very similar to ComhineAnim in usage. The difference is that a number has to be entered - that is. The number of frames to put into the first animation. The remainder are automatically put into the second.
SplilAnim is handy when you come across an animation that is just loo big to fit into your Amiga. It really docs help when working with large anims.
To use it. Simply click once on the Animlnfo icon, hold down [Shift), and click down twice on any anim icon. This procedure is called extended selection.
Once the computer has read the Animlnfo program and examined the animation file, it will put up the details in a window. This stays on the screen for about 10 seconds - plenty of time to read it.
BitiltlAnim is quite a useful utility if you don't have access to Deluxe Paini III or IV. It can create a single animation file from a series of individual IFF frames.
Remember, they must all be in the same resolution and use the same number of colours.
ComhineAnim is particularly useful if you have quite a lot of memory. It takes two small animations and joins them together into one animation file.
Be warned that the animations must be of the same resolution and number of colours. Also, you must specify the full path name of the animations.
That is. You have to type in the name of the disk that the anim is on. Followed by a colon, any directories that the anim is nested in (followed by a slash) and then then name of the anim. If the program cannot find an anim. It will give an error message.
Using it is pretty straightforward - all you do is enter the name of the final animation and select all the different frames of the anim using the file requester.
Be warned that it is quite slow when actually creating the final animation, but it is fast enough when you are entering the individual file names.
View is the most useful utility on the disk. It displays animations and can be run from its icon or through the CLI (to create self-booting animation disks).
Using it from the icon is pretty simple - click on it once with the left mouse button and hold down [Shift).
Click twice rapidly on an animation icon with the left button and the program will read and display that file.
As well as displaying standard Opcode 5 animations. View can also cope with Opcode 6. This is not a standard, but is used occasionally with 3D animations created for use with the X-Specs 3D viewing system.
You may come across the occasional anim of this type.
WHAT IS THE DIARY UTILITY?
The diary utility Is designed to be a simple message writer which will remind the user on bootup ol Important events that day. The user can enter the messages by using any text editor (Ed on the Workbench disk will do at a pinch).
When you boot up your system the Diary message writer program will be executed and the messages will be displayed in the current CLLShell window.
The Diary program should be called up from the sys:s startup-sequence. In order to call the Diary utility and run it successfully the following commands should be added to the sys:sstartup-sequence file before the endcli NIL: line at the end of the script.
Date ENV:dt assign messages: sys.-messages Diary wait 10 The lines above work as follows:- date ENV:dt - The command gets the system date and stores It In the ENV: directory In a file called dt.
Assign messages: sys:messages - This command tells the system where the messages: directory can be found. In this case it Is on the boot-up disk (SYS:).
Diary - This runs the Diary command to display the messages.
Wait 10 - Gives the user 10 seconds to read any messages.
You can use any text editor to input the messages - I’ll assume you are using Ed. Boot up Workbench, open a Shell or CLI and type:- Ed Messages:dd-MMM-yy dd stands tor the day the message is to be displayed. MMM stands for the month the message will be displayed. YY stands for the year the message will be displayed. It Is worth noting that the format Is the same as given by the Date command. When MMM is entered, the first letter should be a capital. Also note that the month must be three characters long, for example:- ed Messages:24-Jun-92 The above would set up a message to be displayed
on 24 June 1992. Now that you have got the date right, you can enter your message. It can be any length you like.
While doing this sort of thing, you may want to display a message every day - for example, each Wednesday. In that case, the message should consist of:- extemal Messages:Wednesday The external command tells Diary that the next line Is the name of a file to display, stored as usual In the Messages drawer. When you have finished entering your message, press [Esc], then [X], then [Return], The message will be written to disk. If you boot up the machine on 241 June, that message would be displayed, as well as another message called Wednesday.
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Using Your Coverdisk
1. Always write-protect your disk. Move the tab so that 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 copying instructions given below.
3. Read the instructions when using the programs.
Backing up your Disk There are two ways of making a copy of your disk, and this is the easy one. Don't be daunted by the fact that you need to use the Shell or CLI: it's actually a lot easier than you might think.
Just follow these simple steps... ¦£.!
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Animation made easy!
Show Disney a thing or two with Animation Station, our latest Amiga Format Collection program. Jason Holborn shows you just how easy it is to bring your computer movies to life.
MOST COMPUTERS CAN animaic on-scrccn graphics in one form or another, but none can touch the Amiga for its movie-making facilities. Armed with nothing more than a paint package, a few good ideas and this month's Amiga Format Collection program Animation Station, you too can create animations with an case that would have turned Walt Disney absolutely green with envy.
Animation programs certainly aren't anything new on the Amiga (Deluxe Paint has been spinning logos and morphing figures for years now), but Animation Station is rather unique in its approach. Like a traditional animator. Animation Station presents you with a storyboard - this is a very powerful means of displaying animation files that shows each frame within an animation as a mini representation of its true self. All these 'cameo' images are strung together in the order that they will be displayed, almost as if you were viewing a roll of film.
What makes Animation Station so special, however, is the ease with which it enables you to pull together separate picture files (stored as IFF format) into an animation. Once they've all been loaded into their own separate 'cells', you can then cut. Copy and paste individual (or groups of) frames to your heart's content.
Animation Station also gives you considerable control over the timing of each individual frame - you can prolong a single frame for several seconds. This is particularly useful as it can be used to cut down on the number of frames you need to draw.
AUGUST 1992 With Animation Station you con edit existing onimotions and even create new ones from separate IFF picture Files.
You can pull together picture files from just about any source imaginable, including ray tracing packages, solid modelling programs and even our two Amiga Format Collection paint packages SpectraColour Junior and The Graphics Workshop. If you've got a digitiser, such as Rombo’s excellent Vidi Amiga, you can even link together a series of digitised frames for the ultimate in animated realism. As with Dpaint. You can add characters to blank frames simply by loading them as IFF brush files. Then, using Animation Station's powerful Brush Move facility, your characters can be brought to life with
ease.
Animation Station also offers some features by which you can apply special effects to either individual or a group of frames. Simply by marking out the frames that you wish to apply the effects to. You can then add mosaic (makes the pixels chunkier), flip frames, scroll a scries of frames progressively across the screen and even add motion blur (this only works on HAM images though).
If you've got an existing animation that you're not completely happy with, you can also load that into Animation Station and rearrange frames. Turn the page for details on how to start animating.
GETTING STARTED Animation Station will work on just about any Amiga provided that you have at least 512k of RAM. More memory Is definitely recommended, however, as you will find (hat animations tend fo swallow great chunks ot It. A megabyte of RAM is your best bet (working with anyything less is likely to severely frustrate your creative endeavours), but more Mbs are even better.
The files you'll need are spread across both ol this month's coverdisks. On the first disk you'll tind the main program and a demo animation called SunRlze’. On the second disk you'll find an extra animation and a series of IFF picture files that can be pulled together to form an animation.
Because we re giving away such a huge program, we've had to take into account a few space considerations - that is. The coverdisk containing Ihe Animation Station program doesn't actually contain Workbench, so you'll have to start ott by loading Workbench trom a separate Workbench disk (both 1.3 or 2.0 versions are tine). If your machine is a little short in the RAM department, then turn it off before loading up Workbench to tree up memory occupied by other programs.
Once Workbench has loaded, remove your Workbench disk and Insert your Animation Station disk.
When the Animation Station drive Icon appears, double-click on it with your mouse pointer and then just wait tor the disk contents window to appear. Locate the Animation Station icon (it's the one that has a pair ot scissors cutting through a roll of film) and double click on It. The disk takes a lew seconds to access, then program will load and you're all ready to make that bid on the latest batch of Oscars.
Animation Station at a glance Anination Station Version 1.1 I CHIP: 672729 I FAST: 3696256 a % uv 8036 gadgets - Flip (flips the frame). Scroll (scrolls a frame in four directions). Mosaic (pixcliscs a frame) and Size (reduces the size of a frame).
O r 1 111 L J JJJ & ffl ffl u rb an ONCE YOU’VE LOADED up Animation Station, you'll be grecled by a monochrome screen containing a series of icons running down either side of it. If you press the right mouse button, you'll notice that the program doesn't have any pull-down menus. Instead, all the program's numerous operations arc accessed from these two sets of icons.
In the centre of the screen is the storyboard, which displays each frame of an animation in miniature. If you've just loaded Animation Station and no animation is cunently loaded, then the storyboard will be completely blank - all you'll see is a series of boxes. As the animation starts to build up though, these boxes will slowly but surely fill up with miniature representations of your animation's frames.
Don't feel threatened by this screen - it may look rather bewildering to start with, but you'll be surprised at just how simple Animation Station is to use.
All of Animation Station's operations are accessed from a series of icons that run down either side of the screen. Here's a quick rundown of what they do.
Play If an animation is currently being edited, then a single click on this icon is all that's needed to view it.
Animation Station will continuously play your animation until you either press the Escape key or click the left mouse button. When the animation is halted, you'll be taken straight back to the work screen.
Fast Play If you wish to ignore the time settings that you've assigned to a particular set of frames, then click on the Fast Play icon. This will force Animation Station to play the animation at full speed. Once again, either press Escape or click on the left mouse button to return to the work screen.
Insert Frames The Insert Frame icon is used (not surprisingly) to insert blank frames between a set of existing frames. Note that this function won't load in the image for the new frame - all it does is create a blank that can then have a frame loaded into it. To insert a frame, click on the frame that lies either directly before or after where you wish the new frame to appear. If you want the new frame to be inserted before the selected frame, then click on the right-hand side of the icon. To insert after the selected frame, click on the left-hand side of the icon. To insert multiple
frames, just keep clicking on the icon until you've got enough blank frames.
Select All None If you need to select all the frames within your animation, click on the right side of this icon.
Clicking on the left will do the opposite-all selected icons will be deselected.
Mirror The mirror function is used to reverse a series of selected frames. All it does is swap the last frame with the first, the second from last with the second from first, and so on.
Append at End The append function is used to attach a picture on to the end of an animation. Note, however, that this function will only work if you have already loaded an external picture file into Animation Station's picture buffer using the 'Load ILBM' option (discussed later). If no animation is currently in memory, the program will simply put this picture into the first three frames of a new animation (all animations within Animation Station must have at least three frames).
Colour Palette As its name suggests, the palette icon enables you to change the colour palette of either an individual frame, a scries of selected frames or the entire animation, depending on whether you have selected any frames for it to modify.
Clicking on this icon will bring up a colour palette requester containing the entire palette of the selected frame, frames or animation.
Special Effects The special effects function enables you to apply a number of effects to an individual frame or a set of frames. Note that you must select at least one frame for this function to work. When you click on this icon, a requester will appear which contains a series of effects Grey Scale The grey scale function converts every frame within a colour animation to 16 greys.
Brush Move After loading an external brush with the 'Load ILBM' option, the Brush Move function will enable you to bring it to life within a scries of frames.
Any picture that is smaller than the resolution of the current animation is considered to be a brush.
Alternatively, you can use the ‘Grab Brush' icon to cut out a section of a frame for use as a brush.
Clicking on the Brush Move icon will bring up a requester containing a series of gadgets. In the centre of this requester is a scaled down representation of the entire frame with a small rectangle in the centre of the screen which is your brush. Using the icons 'Next' and ¦Prev' will advance you back and forth through your animation and the brush can be placed by clicking on the screen at where it is to appear within each frame.
Timing Timing information can be set for individual or whole groups of frames by clicking on the Timing icon.
As an added benefit, you can also assign sampled sounds to an individual frame - something that even Dpamt III can't handle!
To access the timing requester, select a frame from the storyboard, click on the timing icon and the requester will appear containing a number of gadgets.
At the top of the requester is a Timing string gadget with which you can specify how long the frame is to be displayed in jiffies (1 jiffy = l SOth of a second on a I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I WIEN X AUGUST 1992 Crop As its name suggests, the crop icon enables you to remove a rectangular section from cither a single frame or a series of frames. To use it.
Select a frame (or a series), click in the crop icon and the first frame in the series you have selected will be displayed. Then, using the mouse pointer, mark out a rectangle. If you draw the rectangle starling from the upper left-hand comer, the area outside the rectangle will be removed. If you start the rectangle from the bottom right-hand comer, the area inside the rectangle will be removed.
Fast Storyboard Mode If time is of the essence, then switching to fast mode will speed things up because cameo representations of each frame will not be made, although this will make your animation somewhat harder to visualise. Clicking on the icon again will take you back to the normal storyboard mode.
PAL machine). If you therefore specify a time of 60.
The frame will be shown for exactly one second.
Up to four sampled sounds can be assigned to a frame by clicking on one of the four channel gadgets.
To load a sample, click on one of the four channel labels Cfore !', for example). If you click on a foreground channel, the sound will be played once. Click on a ’background' channel, however, and the sound will play continuously.
Grab Brush The Grab Brush icon enables you to cut out any rectangular section from a selected frame for use as a brush. Once selected, the brush can then be moved around using the 'Brush Move' option.
M 0 V E_ Move One or more selected frames can be moved from their current position within the storyboard to a new posi- Save Load ILBM Not surprisingly. These two gadgets are used to load and save individual frames stored in standard IFF format. If you wish to save a series of frames as separate IFF files, select each frame and then click on the SavelLBM icon.
Animation Station will then append a number to the end of each file so that you know Save Load ANIM These two functions arc pretty self explanatory. With them you can load and save animations to and from disk in standard IFF ANIM formal. The files that Animation Station generates can then be displayed using a standard animation display program.
In what order they should run.
ADVANCED USES Once you have gained some confidence In using Animation Station, try experimenting. The most powerful feature is the Merge option - this can be used to put one animation as a background, and use another one for the foreground action.
There are other things that you can do too.
Adding sound effects on specific frames really boosts the atmosphere of an animation - life and movement are the important elements, but little things like sound count as well. Don't get carried away - sound effects take up plenty of memory, and running out of memory is the biggest bugbear to animators.
The really important thing to remember about animation is that it gobbles memory with a voracious appetite. Do not be too ambitious if you have a 1Mb Amiga, as doing more than a dozen colour frames can start taxing such a machine.
The manual states that at least 1.5Mb Is recommended for serious usage, although you can't really have enough memory when working with animations. It's best to see what you can do with what you have got.
Here are a few tips for getting the best performance out of modest Amiga setups. Don't be afraid to break these rules, but if you follow them then your animations will have more frames, and therefore more moving detail.
Tion using this function. Select the frames that you wish to move, then click on the move icon. Move the mouse pointer to the first frame that you have selected, click and hold the left mouse button and drag the frames to their new position.
One thing worth noting is that Animation Station will automatically delete the old frames and paste them over the top of any frames that exist within the cells that the copied frames are being moved to.
Copy The copy icon is used in the same way as the Move icon (as discussed in the previous column) except for one major difference - whereas the Move icon actually deletes the frames that you arc moving from their original position, the copy icon simply makes a second copy of any selected frames and will leave the frames that you have copied from in their original position.
View The view icon is used to view one or more selected frames within your animation. Once you've selected the frames you wish to view and have clicked on the view icon, the first selected frame will be displayed.
To advance to the next, click on the left mouse button.
To exit to the main work screen, press the Escape key or space-bar.
Alternatively, you can view an individual frame by double-clicking on its cameo within the storyboard.
Pressing the left mouse button will send you back to the work screen.
Merge If you'd like a single frame placed into cither the background or the foreground of an existing animation, the merge icon is what you'll need. First you must load the image to be merged into Animation Station's picture buffer. Next, click on the merge icon and a requester will appear. There arc four options: Quick (merges the picture without modifying the
1) Do not use HAM mode. Apart from taking up more memory than
pictures with less colours, HAM mode slows down the Amiga by
quite a degree.
Feel free to experiment, but expect to run out of memory very quickly. Avoid the high-resolutlon mode tor the same reasons.
2) Interlace mode (doubling the number of vertical lines) is
desirable because animations look better when video taped, but
double the size of animations. Best avoided unless you want to
video your animations.
3) Overscan (pictures the same size or bigger than the area of a
TV screen) looks very effective, but they add something like
40 per cent to the size of animation files.
4) Do make the most effective use of colours.
There’s no point using 32-colour frames if you only use four or five colours on each. Be very spartan with different colours - the more colours a picture uses, the bigger it is.
Finally, if you have been following the Beginners (issue 30-36) series, you should find it's not too difficult to make a self-booting animation disk. Instead of Vllbm, use the View program on the second coverdisk. If you have trouble with this, watch out for next month's Issue when the subject will be covered in detail.
Palette). Smart (calculates a new palette that best matches the existing contents of the frame and the image to be merged). All Selected (merges image with cither the entire animation or a range of selected frames) and Front Back (places the image in the foreground or background).
If you're merging an image with a HAM animation, the merge function will automatically use the smart option. You can. However, fade in the merged image by setting a slide gadget. A value of zero gives the background precedence, while a value of 15 will give the foreground precedence.
Clear Frame You can delete the contents of a single frame or group of frames by selecting them and then clicking on the Clear Frame icon.
Note that this option does not remove the cells containing them, it just deletes their contents and thus leaves them blank.
Delete Like the Clear Frame option, the delete icon deletes frames. However, this time it deletes the cells that contain them too. Make sure that you have selected frames first!
Your first animation Take those first exciting steps into computer animation with our Animation Station tutorial. Animation has never been so easy!
You've seen enough, click the left mouse button again to return to the main work screen.
9Now that the speed is correct, let's apply a mosaic effect to the first 10 frames. Click on the Select None gadget and then select the first 10 frames by clicking on each with the mouse pointer. You'll notice that each will be highlighted red. Now click on the Special Effects gadget and the special effects requester will appear.
N 14 AUGUST 1992 8: 1 Before we can start building an animation, you'll need to load up the program. Start by booting up your Amiga from your Workbench disk and then replace it with your Animation Station disk and double-click on the Animation Station icon. After a few seconds, the program will load.
2You'll be presented with the Animation Station work screen. As we've only just loaded the program. The storyboard in the centre of the screen will be empty. At this point, you can cither load an existing animation or create your own. For the sake of this tutorial. Let's create an animation from scratch.
3Normally you would have to create each frame individually within a separate paint package such as Dpaint. But - in true Blue Peter fashion - you'll find a whole series of IFF pictures on your second coverdisk which you can use for this tutorial.
4To start with, we need to load in some frames.
Click in the Load ILBM gadget and a file requester w ill appear. At this point. Animation Station will prompt you to insert the disk named AS_Data.
Remose your Animation Station disk and insert your second coverdisk. After a while, the directory will appear and you'll notice a whole series of frames called 'Frizbee.n' where ’n' is a number. Because we don't want to load just a single frame (we want to load all the Frisbee picturesi. Click within the FILE string gadget and enter Trisbee'. Press return and Animation Station will start to load the pictures into memory.
5 After a while, the screen will fade away and you'll be presented with a requester asking you whether you wish to create a storyboard file. Click on OK and Animation Station will continue. After a couple of min- 7To modify the timing of each of the frames, we need to start by selecting all the frames within our animation. To do this, click on the Select All gadget and all the frames will then be highlighted in red. Next, click on the Timing icon and the timing requester will then appear. Click within the Timing string gadget, enter a value of five and press Return. Now click on the All gadget
and then on Proceed. We have now assigned a timing value of five to each frame within our animation.
At this point you can view the animation by click- Wing on the Play icon. You'll notice that it is currently too fast, so we need to slow it down a bit.
Click the left mouse button and you'll be taken back to the main screen.
If you'd like to view the animation at its correct 'speed, click on the Play gadget once more. Once (¦ %1-or the From Mosaic option, click on A and 8 88thcn click on D for the To Mosaic option.
Then click on Proceed and Animation Station will apply the mosaic to the selected frames. It will then display each frame in turn and apply the mosaic to them one at a lime. This does take lime, so twiddle your thumbs for a bit.
TM ffl Once Animation Station has completed the ¦ ¦ mosaic effect, you'll be returned to the main work screen and the program will then update the storyboard sequence accordingly. Once this is done, simply click on Play again to view the changes that the mosaic effect will have applied to the animation. Once again, a single click on the left mouse button will stop the animation playing.
(¦ •Now let's try reversing the whole animation.
8 dfcClick on the Select None gadget and then click on the Select All gadget. Once again, all the frames within our animation will be selected. Now click on the Mirror gadget and you'll notice that Animation Station swaps all the frames so that the first frame is the last and so on. After a few seconds, you'll be able to view the animation in reverse by clicking on the Play gadget.
* ®Now let's try cutting out a couple of frames in 8 l9lhc anim.
Start by deselecting all the frames with the Select None gadget
and then select frames six.
Seven, eight and nine. Once th.. is done, click on the Delete icon. A requester will then appear asking you whether this is what you realiy want to do. Click on OK and the frames and the cells that contain them will be deleted. If you play the animation through now.
You'll see that your frisbee thrower snatches the frisbee back almost instantly.
|P Now that your animation is complete, you can 8 Fsasc it on to disk in standard IFF ANIM format Click on the Sasc ANIM icon and then save it to a blank disk. You now ha-.e your first animation - I hope you feel proud!
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OTHER TITLES Fists fly, blood spurts, bones shatter, heads explode, and buildings crumble, in an action adventure to compare with the legendary Mad Max "A towering neon nightmare to rival Blade Runner" NME JSL w VNI VIDEO 3A t*l A Division of Island World Communications Ltd.. AVAILABLE FROM HMV, VIRGIN, W H SMITH, FORBIDDEN PLANET, AND ALL GOOD VIDEO STOCKISTS CDTV finally becomes an Amiga Commodore have al last conceded the fact thal ihe CDTV is an Amiga by releasing il in a pack wilh a keyboard, a second disk drive and a mouse. Hopefully if also includes Ihe Workbench 1.3 disks, though this
wasn't mentioned on the initial information Commodore supplied to us.
The bundle is known as The Multimedia Home Computer pack and was launched at the Multimedia Show in June. It w ill retail for £600. Which is £100 more than a normal CDTV would cost. Usually, a keyboard in matching CDTV black would cost about £50. A disk drive similarly colour-coded would be around £80 and the mouse would retail for around £50. So there is a distinct saving involved.
Even more significant in financial terms is the upgrade deal. A500 owners w ill be encouraged to take advantage of a special upgrade offer of £2(K off the pack - £400 in total. Presumably this w ill involve handing over your A500. It sounds like quite a reasonable offer compared to the £300 potential cost of buying a CD-ROM drive as an add-on to the Amiga.
The only potential complication is the compatibility of the CDTV w ith Amiga software when il is used as an Amiga. The slightly different architecture and particularly a different kind of ROM chip mean that the CDTV is not 1009; compatible with Amiga software. We also wonder, does this mean the death of the A570 CD- ROM drive, w hich still stubbornly refuses to be ready for release?
Rumours circulating tor months about a new Amiga have just had a new twist. Atari, whose 16-bit. 512K ST was tor a long time a close competitor to the Amiga 500, are releasing their own machine which is believed to have a very close specification to the new Amiga.
Amiga 2000 replacement could feature new multimedia chip Commodore repair centre has ceased trading The two might compete very strongly in terms ot price and features and. From what we have heard trom other sources, it even seems likely that both will include a brand-new multimedia chip' This chip is the Motorola DSP56001 and is a digital signal processor'.
We've heard that two new Amigas are likely to be called the A800 and A2200. And will teature a brand-new version ol the custom chip set. Giving the Amiga a stunning new graphics and sound specification The new custom chip set has been under development tor a good while - it was shown in an early form to developers along with Workbench version 3 over a year ago - but it remains something ot a mystery.
The strongest rumours suggest a graphics chip that will provide an 8-bitplane 256-colour display from a 16-bit
65. 536-colour palette, compatible with the PC Super-VGA
standard. The ability to mimic PC standards would seem to be
a priority, with the latest Workbench release containing a
licensed version ot the CrossDOS program so that PC disks can
be read in an Amiga drive.
The most likely use tor the Motorola chip would be to provide an invisible interlace to adapt to other graphics standards, so an Amiga equipped with it could easily be upgraded to a 24-bit display.
Other tavourite rumours about the A800 are that it will include the new high-density disk drive and that it will have a 68020 or 68030 central processor. At the moment, all this is speculation, but Commodore US have promised. "We have plans to introduce a number of new Amiga models this year." October will be the earliest FMG. The firm that operates Commodore’s officially approved National Repair Centre, “ceased trading" on Wednesday June 17. Commodore appointed another firm to carry out repairs under warranty the very next day . But any one who has an Amiga at the NRC could have problems
getting il back.
We contacted Commodore's customer services department, who provided us wuh a full explanation of what to do if your Amiga is with FMG. Inevitably, with the legal processes normally associated with the closure of a business it could take some time before you'll sec your Amiga again.
You'll need to call Commodore's Customer Services on 0908 368222. They will ask you to leave details as follows: vour name and address, a davtime Change at the top at Commodore In a surprise move, Commodore UK's managing director ot many year's standing. Steve Franklin, is leaving his job to bead up the European marketing effort on CDTV.
Steve Franklin is the man who assured much of the Amiga 500's success in this country with his policy of putting the Amiga into high-quality packs based around a big-name game. The first was the Batman pack and the most recent was the Cartoon Classics pack based around cult characters Bart Simpson and Captain Planet.
In between should have come the infamous Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, but that deal fell through. All the same, keying in on the top young people's entertainment characters has been a successful policy for the Amiga and is expected to continue this year with a new A600 pack.
Steve Franklin leaves to head up the European marketing effort on CDTV.
Kelly Sumner, who takes over as Commodore's managing director, is a favourite of the UK leisure computing industry and comes from the leisure side ol Commodore's UK business, which should ensure that the Amiga will remain the company's main priority in this country. And that's certainly good news for all Amiga owners.
Phone number, w hat equipment you have in for: repair, the FMG seven-figure identification number for your order, the dale you sent it in and also your machine's serial number.
Commodore currently say thal they have "no information on the release of equipment", and it seems likely thal it could take a while to get your machine back. Once you've left the above details. Commodore w ill telephone you as soon as they hear any thing.
AUGUST 1992 Commodore appointed WANG to cover repairs under warranty the day after news about FMG broke. If your Amiga needs repair under warranty, contact WANG on 081-847 2223, Commodore are currently "looking at the range of other operations" - out-of- warranty repairs and extended warranties.
Go to the Olympics with Carl Lewis!
As the world warms up for Olympic fever. Psygnosis get off to a flying start by signing up Carl Lewis, probably the world’s most famous athlete, Psygnosis are also offering a nice little extra to buyers of the game - a competition, the winner of which will get a trip to see the Olympics in person There is also a number of neat runners-up prizes including a total of 27 one-year subscriptions to the world's best-selling Amiga magazine Yes. That's this one!
II you fancy your chances, get down the software shop and check the game out quick: the Olympics aren't far away and so the competition closing date is imminent!
Rumours that the Amiga is to have a high-densily disk drive have proved to be entirely fact-based.
NEWS The new type of disk drive will be able to store twice as much information on a 3.5-inch floppy disk.
Confirmation of its arrival comes from the manual for Commodore's 386 PC hridgeboard.
In which is staled: "Dual-speed high-density Amiga floppy drives can function as 720Kb l.44Mb PC drives, and under Release 2 of the Amiga operating system can function as 88()Kb l ,76Mb Amiga drives."
Computers that already have high-density disk drives are Apple Macintosh and IBM PC-compatibles.
High-density drives will use standard disks as normal, but they can also use double-density disks to store twice as much data - 800K doubled to 1,64Mb on the Mac. 720K doubled to 1,44Mb on the PC.
The Amiga high-density drive will double disk capacity from 880K to 1.76Mb and will certainly be available as an external disk drive. We are also willing to guess that it will be incorporated as standard internally in the new Amiga (sec main story, previous page). It will only work with Kickstart 2 machines.
Whereas the normal Amiga disk drive has one head Taking the Amiga 600 seriously Premier Micros believe the A600 might encounter some credibility problems because ol its small size.
But they reckon that their Centre' range ot consoles will help it get taken seriously. The View Centre (£24.95) is a colour-matched, sheet-steel console that simply drops over the A600 making it look like a workstation and providing a solid base for a monitor, while the Control Centre (£39.95) also provides a shell as storage. Premier Micros 0480 300738 AUGUST 1992 Writers wanted for Amiga Format!
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Bath BA1 2BW Tel: (0225) 442244 Fax: (0225) 446019 on each side of the disk (above it and below it), the high-density drive has two heads on each side. It can write twice as many 'tracks' of information on the disk, hence doubling the storage capacity.
Because the information is so closely-packed, only the finest grade disks are suitable for use in double-density drives. In a nutshell, what happens is that floppy disk manufacturers lest all their disks and use the best as high-density disks. These arc then distinguished not only by labelling, but also by a hole punched through the disk, exactly like the hole where the read-writc protect tab sits, except it's on the opposite comer of the disk.
High-density disks are automatically recognised by a mechanical device in the drive that looks for the extra hole and Workbench 2's Formal program will give you the choice of a low-capacity or high-capacity format when the disk drive recognises a high-capacity disk.
However, a high-density disk drive has no problems coping with ordinary 880K-capacity disks.
Quite apart from the benefits of being able to store twice as much data on a disk, a high-density disk is good for the Amiga's credibility as a serious machine.
VIDEO MIXING GETS CLEVER While a genlock will mix video pictures into a 'key colour’ on an Amiga image (such as putting pop songstress Madonna into the blue background of your Workbench screen) the business of putting an Amiga image Into a key colour on a video picture is much more complicated.
RocTec's new RocKey (£299 from distributor HB Marketing) is believed to be the first of its kind aimed at the Amiga market. It can Chroma key (replacing a selected colour with Amiga image) as well as Luma key (replacing areas of a certain brightness).
Jessops photo stores are also launching the RocKey this month and until September 1 are running a competition in which all buyers of a RocKey will be entered into a prize draw. Look out lor it at your local Jessops store. HB Marketing 0753 686000 Booked in High-density disk drives will double your storage capacity New book titles coming up in the autumn from publishers Random House include general interest computing' titles that may be of interest to Amiga owners, as well as some useful stuff for developers.
Parents, kids and computers (£17.99, out September) is a guide to using your computer as a A re|eaje ,ha| n0 fun educational tool lor all nu lear ,omi|y (or any other the family, while Mastering ty(w) should be without.
Cds tor Multimedia (£43.99. out October) includes info on how to develop CD titles lor all popular formats, including CDTV, and comes with a CD-ROM resource disc.
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A new version of Wordworth is expected shortly.
Grab this for value Rombo are introducing a new vanant on their top-selling digitiser range which promises extraordinary value for money. Vidi-Amiga 12 costs only £99.95. but will grab mono images in real time and colour images in less than a second, without any need for filters or an RGB splitter.
Colour composite and S-VHS inputs are provided, display resolutions up to 640 by 512 are supported and screen modes include HAM EHB, 16 or 32 colours, 262,000-colour HAM-E mode, various mono shades and a 256-colour EREG' mode Other features are too numerous to mention here, but we'll bring you a full review if they let us have one Rombo 0506 466601 Music maestro Top music distributors Zone are announcing a number of new music releases and will also be offering training courses in the use of Dr T's music software for anyone who's Interested. An update for patch librarian system XOR is ready
and will be supplied free to XOR owners, except for a small charge for post and packing. CDTV title Composer Quest is also finally available: it teaches music history from t600 to the present day with a series of quizzes, tests, lots of pictures and, of course, lots of tunes. Boom Box is a new program for aspiring Djs, enabling you to mix tunes for fun. Finally, training seminars for Dr T's KCS and Omega software will take place at Zone's London SW2 HQ In August and September.
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A young film editor has had his film stolen from his cutting room the night before the film's premiere. Your task is to search through the six different movie sets ranging from black and white, science fiction and horror levels through to cartoon, western and fantasy sets to retrieve the stolen canisters.
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What the Amiga lacks is a complete package which comprises a database, a word processor, a spreadsheet and a home accounts system. But that's all about to change.
Is this the best Amiga add-on ever?
Europress Software have just announced that they are releasing Mini Office for the Amiga. It's a neat little combined package that's been popular on almost any computer you care to name in the past. "We've had so many Amiga owners, dealers and distributors ask for Mini Office on the Amiga that we just had to do it", explains Europress MD Chris Payne.
The package features a word processor, a spreadsheet, a database, some handy disk utilities and a simple graphics package so that you can create charts and graphs. If it's as clean and straightforward to use as we expect, it could be very handy.
Europress Software 0625 859333 Too much Harry Enfield?
Cortex announce a price-cut on their enormous 8Mb RAM expansion in the following terms: “Yes! Cortex have come up with a quite literally RAM-tastic special offer: for one month only, the price of their outstanding 8Mb RAM board has dropped by a memorymungous £50.
“So. That's a toptabulous quality, Commodore- approved 8Mb board that even works with the A1000 from only £135. Right. SIMM-pickers?" We think they've been watching too much Harry Enfield. “Sorry, it's the heat." Explains John at Cortex Cortex 051-236 0480 CDTV titles win awards The annual BIMA (British Interactive Multimedia Association) awards ceremony took place at the Dorchester Hotel, London on June 10 and Commodore were pleased to see a number of CDTV titles among the major award winners.
A number of awards are made for specialist training and information systems, but with CDTV and Philips CD-I taking off there are now several awards for 'consumer products', which Commodore more or less scooped.
The Gold award in the Entertainment category went to Cloudscan's CDTV title Karaoke Hits 1. Because of its wide applicability in public use. CDTVs running Karaoke discs are being used in pubs.
Eurotalk's Learn French with Asterix, one of our favourites (CDTV reviews. Issue 32), came second in Education and won the European award. The Vistrain system produced by the National Computing Centre using an Amiga to teach police crowd control techniques won the Training category award (interview. Page 34).
All this is good news for Commodore, even though Amiga Format feels the full potential of CDTV discs is far from being fulfilled currently and we expect to see some dramatically better titles in the next year.
If you're in multimedia development, you could do worse than attend this year's TIME (The Interactive Multimedia Event) conference and exhibition at Wembley in London on October 13-15. Many exhibitors are expected and there will even be another awards bash tor the EMMAs. TIME 0733 394304 Any suggestion that the A500 will be abandoned now that it's ceased lo be made (sec News, last issuel is strongly refuted by the quality and innovation of current hardware releases.
The perfect example is GVP's new A530 hard drive combo, which combines massive data storage capacity and RAM expansion potential with a 68030 accelerated processor that can make your A500 faster than an Amiga 3000. This would certainly seem lo be the stuff of which dreams are made.
Americans GVP (Great Valley Products) claim to be the world's largest manufacturers of hardware for the Amiga. Their A500 HD8+ hard drive has long been a firm Amiga Format favourite because it's well designed, reliable and fast.
The A530 is based on a HD8+. So essentially it's an excellent hard drive available in 52Mb. 120Mb and 240Mb sizes. It plugs in easily on the edge connector on the side of the A500 and comes w ith I Mb of extra RAM. With space left for you to add up to 8Mb total. It also has a 'mini-slot' into which you can plug other GVP expansions, such as their PC emulator reviewed in this very issue.
The difference between the A530 and the HD8+ is.
Of course, that the A530 also incorporates a Motorola 68030 faster processor. This takes over from the A500's normal Motorola 68000 CPU (the main chip that does most of the work in an Amiga) although a 'fallback mode' is available in case you need to run software that doesn't like a faster processor.
The difference is that the 68030 runs at a clock speed of 40MHz as opposed lo the 68000's 7.14MHz. Amazing Mac emulator ready to roll American manufacturer Rcadysoft's astonishing A-MAX II Plus Apple Macintosh emulator is ready to roll and will appear in this country very soon. This, the latest version of the popular emulator, comes on a card to slot into an Amiga 1500. 2000 or
3000. Its outstanding feature is that it can read Mac disks
directly in the Amiga's disk drive: previous versions
required a Mac external floppy drive to be bought and
connected before you could use them.
The technical difference between a Mac drive and an Amiga drive is a clever one to overcome: Amiga drives are singlc-specd. Whereas Mac drives vary their speed according to whereabouts the heads arc on the disk. This has previously defeated efforts to make a simple file transfer system for reading Macintosh files.
Connectors on the emulator are exactly the same as on a real Mac. With dual RS-422 serial ports and even a built-in Mac MIDI interface for musicians. It will run with a standard AppleTalk network and print to a normal Apple LaserWriter too.
The emulator is compatible with all versions of the Mac system software and Readysoft suggest that it wall run all important Mac software "at full speed".
Which GVP reckon gives a running speed of 12.1 MIPS (million instructions per second), faster than the Amiga 3000 which has a 68030 running at 25MHz.
The clock speed controls how fast the central processor can get things done. The main reason for wanting such speed is if you run programs that use a lot of calculations. W hich mostly means 3D graphics.
Besides the hard drive capacity and the possibility of getting extra RAM included when you buy. The other option is to have a 68882 maths co-processor fitted. Which makes the accelerator run even quicker. The basic model A530. Combining 68030 processor. 52Mb hard drive and I Mb extra RAM. Costs £749 in the UK via GVP's official distributor. Silica.
Silica 081-309 fill Previously, the problem with Mac emulators has been that you need to get hold of the official Apple Macintosh I28K ROM chips, the Mac's equivalent of the Kickstart chip in the Amiga, containing the rudiments of the operating system, before you can use the emulator.
Apple were at one time directly opposed to these chips becoming widely available and were reputed to be taking legal action to restrict their sale, although if you own such chips there is nothing to stop you using them however you like, whether in a Mac or in an emulator.
The upshot is that the UK distributors of A-MAX. Entertainment International, have been unable to supply the emulator complete with chips, leaving the buyer to find his own.
We have no word yet on whether Entertainment International will be able to supply A-MAX II Plus w ith chips, but another distributor. Meridian (once the distribution arm of Precision), have said they will be supplying the new emulator complete with ROMs. We have no word from either parly on a UK price, though the US price of $ 500 should translate to about £300 over here. Entertainment International 0268 541126 Meridian Software Distribution 081-543 3500 C WHEN YOU THINK of the way that hit O songs are recorded, an image of a big studio Urban Shakedown have just gone Top 30 with a dance single
described on Radio One as one of the most innovative sounds around. It was created using just two Amigas and the odd sound sampler.
They're the high-profile tip of a large iceberg - in various parts of the country the Amiga is being used to create new forms of art, to train policemen in crowd control and even to look after vintage wine.
It seems an Amiga really can help you become rich and famous. Maff Evans and Gary Lord take you on a unigue tour of the Amiga at work in the UK today... Hitting the big or: 'How your can make you rich and C filled with fancy recording equipment springs to mind. These days things have started to __change. The advent of cheaper recording sO equipment and more powerful home comput- sO ers has meant that virtually anyone can come up with impressive recordings in their own homes. One group that has taken advantage of this is Urban Shakedown, the collective name of two dance music fans Gavin King
and Claudio Guissani.
The partnership started when the duo were in college together. Both were fans of the hip- hop scene in the mid '80s. But it was when Gavin discovered the Chicago house scene that he decided what he wanted to do.
"I was listening to a lot of house music."
Says Gavin. "And Claudio was still into the hip-hop stuff. So 1 said to him 'look, you've got to get into house music'. After a while I managed to convince him and we started dee- jaying at clubs and things with the heavier house stuff."
Both Gavin and Claudio were interested in producing music, but the price of the technology required for creating dance music still seemed rather prohibitive. The big names in the world of dance music used racks of high- end equipment which were well out of the range of the Gavin and Claudio's budget! But it was when they heard an Amiga that a new future opened up in front of them. Someone in DISCOGRAPHY As Cellar 4: House Fusion HP (12”) - August '91 As Urban Shakedown (with Mickey Finn): Some Justice Rutl Justice (12") - November ’91 Bass Shake (Etched red vinyl 12") - March '92 Do It Now
EP (12") - March '92 Some Justice Remix (7" 12" CD Single) - June '92 Remix releases: Carl Cox - Patty Day Remix (DJ Only) Eon - Basket Case Remix - June ’92 Gavin's corridor at college had an Amiga and one day he showed Gavin and Claudio a PD demo featuring music sampled from Boinb the Bass and Snap's The Power.
"We just couldn't believe that this computer was making these sounds." Recalls Claudio. "We thought that they used loads of keyboards and stuff. A couple of months later.
Gavin bought himself an Amiga and I got one pretty soon alter."
All Urban Shakedown's tracks are produced using samples recorded from vinyl using AmlioMaster II. Which arc then constructed into songs using MUD .1.0. To get as many instruments in as possible, they use two Amigas in unison to build up eight tracks. But why not use OctaMEDGavin explains,.. "The trouble with OctaMED is that it compacts the samples, so that you don't get as good sound quality as w hen using four tracks.
It's fine if you're just doing demos, but when you are mastering for records, you need that sound quality."
When it comes to mastering, the tracks are usually recorded to DAT ready for mastering the actual records. The songs are recorded directly to tape through the mixer, with very little post production going into the final mix.
"We've just bought a Zoom 9030 effects processor to add extra depth to some of the samples, particularly drums." Says Claudio.
"But we work the same way now as we did AUGUST 1992 when we Marled. We work oul whal we want 10 do first, just sketching out ideas one or two bars at a time. Then we work by ourselves for a bit and get back together to sec w hat works.
Quite often the samples used on a final version of a track are completely different from the ones used originally."
This method of working separately usually meant that it took longer to get the track right using a combination of ideas, so now the duo works almost exclusively together to make sure thal the songs progress more coherently.
This way of working seems to be the normal way any budding electronic duo works in a bedroom, so has any thing changed now that they are being promoted by bigger companies?
Claudio is quick to disagree.
"The only thing that is different when we work in a studio providing the final mix is that we have to isolate the tracks. The drum track is recorded on to the multi-track first with the click at the beginning. Then we just get the Amiga in sync with the tape using the click in the same way as when we synchronise the two Amigas. The song is built up in that way . Track by track, so that EQ can be applied to each track separately."
Right from the outset, both Gavin and Claudio were deadly serious about their intentions as far as music is concerned, They wanted to take on the big-names of the dance music world, so they got together the cash to get some 12-inch singles pressed up to promote their wares. As Gavin says: "If you want to get the record companies interested, it's a gcxxf idea to have some s iny I releases already out there. That way they'll take more notice."
It's a method that has certainly worked for Urban Shakedown, since they are now being promoted by none other than the mighty PWL But this doesn't mean that they are going to become the next packaged pop act.
"We’ve got a good deal." Says Gavin, "So we can get the power of their promotion but still keep the underground status, which is best for us and the type of music we make."
It seems to be a partnership that is working well for both parties so far. Seeing as the band managed to score a double-hit in a recent issue of Melody Maker: Their single. Some Justice.
Was the second single of the week while one of their remixes (Basket Cose by Eon) was the first I What's more, as this magazine goes to press the band have entered the Gallup charts at number 29.
As well as being a successful dance group.
Urban Shakedown has also spawned an independent record label. The time taken up with the band's current activities means that they don't have much time to get the label up and running, although they do have a few demos from bands they are interested in working with. A lot of the people involved are early fans of the band who heard Urban Shakedown Continued overleaf 1992 Amiga Format survey results ARB YOU AN AMIGA STAR?
How do you rate as an Amiga user - are you a real enthusiast, or do you just dabble? What's the lifestyle of the average Amiga fan? What do you want out of this magazine? The answers to these and many other questions are revealed by the answers to our grand survey.
It makes fascinating reading... In March we featured an enormous questionnaire: five full pages of questions covering almost everything you could want to know (without being too nosey) about Amiga Format's readers. Here, at last, are just some of the results. It builds up Into an impressive picture of who the average Amiga owner Is.
The last time we asked you to tell us all about yourselves was In January last year and back then It was on a much smaller scale. This time we've had thousands of entries and we have picked out about 1,100 at random for our analysis. According to the statisticians, this kind of sample gives an accuracy of within about two percent, which Is pretty exact.
Fourteen months ago 97% of our readers were male, 93% owned an Amiga 500, 56% were aged between 13 and 24, 68% owned extra memory, 53% had a second disk drive, 70% had a graphics program, 62% owned word processing software and 53% used their Amiga for games 'lots'. That was more or less the average Amiga owner at the time. That was then - this Is now... WHO ARE YOU?
Fellas are still massively In the majority, It seems, because 96% of our readers are male. That makes the women among our readership much more active letter writers because we seem to get a much higher proportion of letters from women than that 4% would suggest. Come on, chaps!
So. It seems a lot of you are teenagers: the largest category. But there's also a lot of you In your twenties (31%) and a substantial minority of older people. Parents? Who knows. One way of looking at It Is that 63% of readers are adults. Slice It how you will, It's a very balanced spread.
WHERE DO YOU LIVE?
Surprisingly, the largest group of readers (35%) lives In London and the south-east. Only 17% of you live In the Midlands, with 13% In the south-west (where Amiga Format Is made) or in Wales. Round about one In ten of you live In the north-east and there's more or less the same figure for the north-west, with Scotland contributing about 7% and with Northern Ireland barely making a showing.
Six in every hundred respondents live elsewhere in Europe, showing we've got a healthy number of continental cousins out there to cater for.
WHAT DO YOU DO FOR A LIVING?
If you're still studying at school, you're not alone. Nearly a quarter ot our readers are too. Many are students, with about 18% being In further or higher education. But more than 55% of you are out Continued overleaf HOW OLD ARE YOU?
Now there’s a question. While it's safe to say that the majority of readers are 'young' break-down.
Under 18_ . The figures spilt so many ways. Here's the 11%_ 15 to 19 26% 20 to 24 17% 25 to 29 14% 30 to 34 10% 35 to 45 16% 45-plus 6% records at raves and clubs and went out to buy an Amiga and MED to try it for themselves.
"We try and help them as much as possible with MED." Says the duo. "because it's a bit more complicated titan people first realise!"
Could you be one of these hopeful protegees getting your name noticed in the music biz? Keep plugging away with that sampler and sequencer in your bedroom. It could be you one day!
First. Gavin puts in a four-bar 'click track' at the start of the song. This is simple a scries of bleeps in a 4 4 pattern. Claudio puts a similar three-bar track at the start of the sequence on his machine. Gavin then starts his sequence and Claudio starts his on the second bar of the click track. It's then just a matter of Claudio adjusting the timing until the two machines are perfectly in sync. A single-bar gap alter the clicks allows them to start the tape running to record the final output. Then it's off with the tape to master the records, THE WORKING METHOD The main starting point for
an Urban Shakedown track (and just about any composition) is getting hold of the samples to use.
Gavin and Claudio have an impressively large collection of 12-inch dance singles to use as a kind of library , so there is never any trouble finding the required sound.
The sounds are then sampled into the Amiga using TcchnoSound Turbo and AudioMaster II, Sounds are sampled at around 25KHz. Which is enough to fool the human ear that the samples arc crystal clear (since the car can only hear frequencies up to 22KHz). The samples are then tuned and edited so that they fit together properly. Next, it's time to load up MED and start constructing the song.
The backbone of the song usually comes from the rhythm, which is often a combination of breakbeats and custom-made drum patterns.
If the drum breaks don't quite fit into the timing. Then you'll have to go back to AudioMaster and tweak them slightly until they do (having one Amiga running MED and another running AudioMaster makes things somewhat easier at this point).
To keep sound clarity. Gavin and Claudio prefer to just use the four-channel MED rather than OctaMED. But it means that to increase the number of tracks they need to create the song in two layers - four tracks on the first Amiga and four on the second. To keep them in sync, the duo doesn't use any fancy time- lock or synchronisation equipment, they do it in a much more basic way.
Two Amiga 500s MED 3.0 AudioMaster II software TechnoSound hardware Newmark DJ mixer sampler (Gavin) Phonic DJ mixer (Claudio) Zoom 9030 effects processor AUGUST 1992 1992 Amiga Format survey results there working for a living, and the vast majority work full-time.
Of those who are working, more than a quarter (15% of readers) describe themselves as professionals. As for how much money you make: well, you seem to be a pretty affluent lot. Earning between £10.000 and £15.000 a year are 15%. With 14% making £15.000 to £20,000 and 10% being highfliers who rake In more than £20,000 a year.
Considering the national average wage is about £12.600 a year, there's some pretty well-off people out there. Lend us a fiver!
LEISURE TIME AND ELECTRONICS We suspected that many people who own an Amiga would be pretty technologically aware when it comes to having other bits of hi-tech kit around the home, and the figures certainly seem to bear the theory out. Here are a few of the facts and figures we garnered: 95% of readers own a personal stereo or Walkman!
73% of you have got a portable TV. Are you using it as a monitor for your Amiga?
71% of readers have a video recorder in the house.
Wonder what percentage know how to set them up on the timer?
50% have a CD player, but 55% have a turntable.
Incidentally. 89% of you believe Cds are overpriced.
Seems as If vinyl is still more popular, even though you can't buy it!
66% of you own a 35mm camera. That's an awful lot of holiday snaps!
WHAT ELSE IS THERE ABOUT TOUT There are plenty of other interesting facts and figures to come out of this. Here are a few of what we though to be the most outstanding: 46% of you have your own car, while 6% have the luxury of a company car. Don't you people think about pollution?
When buying jeans. 32% of you go for Levis rather than any other brand, more than Wranglers (12%).
Pepe (10%), Lee (13%) or even any other kind (18%).
How outrageously fashion-conscious!
More of you opt for Nike trainers than for any other brand - that's a Nike fan club of 24% of our readers.
None of you are particularly Into playing on games consoles. The only significant showings are by the hand-helds: about 4% of you have a Nintendo Gameboy, while another 4% are intending to get a Sega Gamegear.
48% of you have been abroad in the last year. What a well-travelled lot!
MUSICAL TASTES A pretty catholic lot, it seems, with wide-ranging tastes. The biggest vote went to rock music, but most of you seem to like a bit of everything. Here are the exact figures: Chari pop 15% Rock 24% Hardcore 11% Dance 9% Indie 7% Reggae 2% Jazz 4% Classical 9% Everything 50% Continued on page 28 X-BACKUP PROFESSIONAL The essential package for all your BACK-UP needs!
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Much like Andy Warhol, who demonstrated the Amiga at its launch in 1984, she values its ability to take an image and change its colour and form so that a new statement can be made. Here's how she and her Amiga go to work... the THE NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY is nol the sort of environment in which you would expect to find an Amiga. It's an austere institution, steeped in tradition and creaking with age. That houses great works of art. Many of which were created centuries ago. It seems to be the antithesis of the modem technology that is the Amiga.
* I chose an Amiga because you can see what you're creating right
away. Anyone who comes out of art college unable to use a paint
package is at a serious disadvantage in the real world. * I O c
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Julie Myers when she originally put forward the idea of
bringing her Amiga into the Gallery to create some contemporary
artworks based on some of the original portraits adorning the
walls.
If you'd ventured through the Gallery's hallowed halls earlier this year you would have stumbled across Julie in the education department with her A3000 and five A500s. Taking various groups of students aged from eight to eighteen and over into her investigation.
Screen Deep, of how computer-generated images can alter the usual perception of a person's portrait.
Julie got a real buzz from the project and has just returned from a holiday in Casablanca where she was staying with a friend who herself was teaching art on the Amiga. "It was so strange to see these young veiled Moroccan girls in front of a monitor and messing around in Dpaint. And it wasn't a million miles away from Ihe set-up we had here in the Gallery."
“What I wanted to do here was use the Amigas to analyse how society’s concept of beauty has changed, or not changed, over the centuries. We used two pairs of portraits: Warhol's Elizabeth Taylor [1967] and Mick Jagger [1975); and the Second Earl of Rochester [c. 1665-70] and Nell Gwynn [c. 1675]. All of them were objects of beauty in their ow n time.
1992 Amiga Format survey results | Incidentally, there's a bit ot everything gets played in our office, too. Recent favourites vary from Buffalo Tom to Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters with Don't fence me In. Hmm... NEWSPAPERS AND MAGAZINES The most interesting thing that comes out of this is that most people don't tend to buy a newspaper every day of the week. Why not?
Most popular newspaper is the Dally Mall, read by 19% ot readers, with the Minor close behind at 16% and the Sun just behind that. The Independent Is the most popular of the broadsheet papers at around 11% of readers.
As for magazines: well, it's a safe bet that It you lobbed a brick at a gathering of Amiga Format readers you'd hit somebody with a copy of the adult comic Viz. It’s far and away the most popular noncomputer magazine, read, as it is, by a quarter of our readers. Also popular are 2000AD (8%) although that was much better six years ago, Private Eye (7%), What Car (7%) and music paper NME (7%).
WHAT AMIGA DO YOU OWN?
As before, the vast majority of people have an A500 (93% of readers). What's interesting, though, Is how few of those are older 512K machines that haven't been expanded to 1Mb and how many are A500 Pluses. Here, once more, are the figures.
A500 (expanded 1Mb) 63% A500 Plus 25% 1500 4% 2000 4% 3000 1% There are some extraordinary figures for minorities.
Seven people still had an original A1000, exactly the same number as had a CDTV with a keyboard.
Nobody seemed to have a CDTV without a keyboard.
Still, as these figures are in the order of 0.65% and the survey is accurate to approximately 2%, they aren't ot much real use.
WOULD YOU UKE TO BUY AN A570 CD-ROM DRIVE?
Commodore have been relying on the fact that a lot of Amiga owners will be interested in buying a CD- ROM drive so that they can run CDTV discs on their Amiga. It would help them get an instant 'user base' for their CD format, to tight off the competition from the rival Philips CDI system and to help convince software publishers to develop titles.
Commodore had been pretty optimistic. The figures they were using were based on a survey that Amiga Format carried out In November 1990, when 98% of readers said 'yes' to the question 'Would you like to upgrade your Amiga system to run CDTV software?'. Half the respondents were willing to pay £300 or more and another 38% were looking at a price of around £200.
It now seems that those sorts of figures are highly unlikely. Perhaps the CD fad has faded, since it is now 18 months on and no CD-ROM drive has appeared. Perhaps it's got something to do with the fact that we've reviewed rather a lot of the CDTV titles and not many of them look particularly excit- until after I'd left art college, because there weren't even any computers at college. Which is a real problem as it's difficult to find courses where you cun do a computer course with an artistic base, it seems to be the case that the only option is to do computer graphics w ith the Apple
Macintosh, whereas fine art or animation seems to be ignored."
Julie believes, though, that her efforts with Screen Deep are a step in the right direction for computer artists. Here's a project where you have kids and young adults bringing in their own images and creating art from art: "They had to bring in their own visual ideas, from magazines or newspapers, of what was beautiful, be it Jason Donovan or whoever."
The images were then manipulated in Deluxe Paint - a pouting lip could be enlarged, a wig or a beauty mark adjusted, a nose chiselled or a chin morphed. "Kids aren't afraid of computers. Unlike the older students, they were quite happy to change Nell Gwynn into something that they perceived as beautiful." Julie’s own manipulation of Nell involved digitising her and then working within the colour palette that it gave her.
"What I ended up with was a lot of really dark misty images that were used in the original painting, though I could have put some more contemporary bright colours in."
Julie sees computers as the way forward for art. "Computers are quite a liberating experience. I really love Deluxe Paint IV because it allows you to do things you could never even consider with traditional tools. And that's one of the main reasons why I chose an Amiga, not only because it's cheap and a remarkable machine, but because you can use such a great paint package like Dpaint, where you can see what you're creating right then and there."
Julie is a great crusader for art and Amigas and believes that computers are an avenue all artists should at least be aware of. From fine artists to fashion students. "Certainly if they come out of college without any idea of how to work a paint package they'll be at a disadvantage to the real world." Nuff said. O "Rochester was mean) to be quite cute at the time - all the ladies fancied him - and Nell Gwynn was also seen as beautiful by her peers, though she probably wouldn't be considered beautiful now. I also used the Warhols because he was the original artistic manipulator. He
himself was cutting things out of newspapers and magazines and copying, repeating and altering the images, which is what we intended doing and it seemed he would be the artist who would least mind us manipulating his work. And if not. Well he deserved it!"
Julie transferred the images on to the screen using either a Sharp colour scanner or by capturing the image with a video camera and then frame-grabbing the image. The project managed to bring together three very different elements: Julie herself, by trade a fine art graduate, looking at contemporary ways of conveying a basic form of art: the Gallery, a very traditional institution that has only recently taken on photographs as a form of art: and the Amigas. Which appear as merely functional, cold-looking tools. The nearest they usually get to art is the sprites that appear in a game.
Julie herself was pul off computers because she always saw them as drab-looking things with daunting keyboards in front of them, but when she discovered the mouse and paint packages with a multitude of different brushes she really started to get into them in a big way.
In fact. Julie finished an MA in January in computer animation.
Though her first degree was in fine an she doesn't see herself as a traditional artist: "I can't even draw a straight line and I never did paint, never. I haven't got the patience. I like computers because they're ideas processors.
"But I didn't start getting into computers AUGUST 1992 mg. But here are the new figures and the question In full: 'Will you buy a CD-ROM drive for your Amiga?
(The price Is currently expected to be around £300; It will play CDTV discs and audio Cds).'
Definitely_____ 5% Possibly 35% Only If the price Is £200-£250 __8% only it tne price is oeiow lzuu i r-i» Only If It cost £150, but I wouldn’t mind if It didn't play audio Cds 11% No 23% So that's a potential market, estimating that there are currently around a million Amiga owners in the UK, of 400,000 - but only 50,000 people are dead certs to look at It. Not enough.
WHICH VERSION OF WORKBENCH DO YOU HAVE?
We pretty much expected that It would mostly be the A500 Plus owners who have the latest Workbench release, version 2, and that the vast majority would have the older 1.3 version. We were absolutely right: Kickstart 1.2 Kickstart 1.3 Kickstart 2.0 6% 66% 26% As for upgrading: well, it seems that 20% of you are determined to - that’s a third of all 1.3 owners, while 19% don't plan to and 35% are undecided.
A lot of people have been asking us what our advice Is on whether to spend the money upgrading from 1.3 to 2. We've said It before, and we'll say It again - Workbench 2 Is very nice, but unless you are using the Workbench disk Intensively and regularly, it's not really worth the cash to upgrade. Only If you have a hard drive and you work a lot on serious programs should you consider it. It's a real luxury.
If you are still not sure about what you get for the upgrade and what you should consider when you're deciding whether to do It, then write In. The address Is Letters, Amiga Format. 30 Monmouth Street, Bath, BA1 2BW. If we get more than ten letters asking us to, we'll do a feature on the subject.
MUSICIANS It's always been our Impression that reviews of music software are not exactly the most popular items we carry - an Impression borne out by the results of this very questionnaire (see the section detailing what you think of Amiga Format on pages 34 and 35).
And yet a large number of you must be very keen on music because an awful lot of you actually own electronic musical instruments that you could, If you wished, connect to the Amiga via MIDI. Also, a sizeable minority is considering Investing In MIDI- equipped gear. Compare and contrast. If you will, the following two sets of statistics: DO YOU OWN A KEYBOARD, SOUND MODULE OR OTHER MIDI MUSICAL INSTRUMENT?
Yes: ___31% 11% 86% Continued overleaf No, but I Intend to buy one: No: Ebt'RY STREET. SOI TH WEST ONE.
A stone's ihrow from ihc stalely Buckingham Palace and the yuppie oasis Sloanc Square.
Blending invisibly with the wealthy surroundings of West End apartments and CSO.OOO-plus German ears, tw o Amina Formal staffers were trying to find a wee niche to park their battered Ford Cortina.
You might not expect to see Amigas in a traditional wine import business, but in the heart of Londons most conservative quarter the Amiga is making the impossible easy for a small family firm.
* It didn't take long for everyone to get used to the Amigas
because they ore so easy to use. The beauty of having it wos
that we were able to dabble in DTP ond making presentations»
Their mission, which they had decided to accept, was to finds
an Amiga lurking in the cellars of Hey man Bros, established
1883. Specialist wine importers to top London hotels,
eateries and wine bars and - as we soon witnessed passing
through each small office - top-class Amiga users too.
AUGUST 1992 The Great Amina Formal Surrey has told us what the majority of you do with your Amigas. What peripherals and games are your particular fares, but we were in search of a bunch of people who hare taken.their Amigas out of natural" home environments and used them innovatively in their everyday lives.
Andrew Brown, who himself is an Amina Formal subscriber, is one such innovator. He brought in his Amiga from home one day and pul it to work among his fellow wine merchants. There are two things that Andrew is enthusiastic to talk about: Amigas and wine. But how. Or why.
Did he first end up working with vino so closely?
"1 developed a real passion for wine while I was a student and I look a holiday job working in the vineyards of France, and from then on I was hooked, so it was only natural that I would end up in the wine trade." But another youthful pastime that Andrew became closelv tied to was home computing, back in the days when home computers went by the name of ZX8I and weren't the household names that Amigas have now become. So when he took up a career in importing and selling wine, there was an opportunity (though not an obvious one) to link Amigas w ith his favourite tipple.
Ilevman Brothers' surroundings are very much as you would expect those of an exclusive west-London wine seller to be like: gentlemen clad in stripy shirts and braces, conversations buzzing on the phones about the current claret, and assorted bottles of expensive red and white wines and champagnes littering the offices - as opposed to the Amiga Format offices, which are cluttered with assorted pieces of Amiga software and hardware. But the two workplaces do hare one or two similarities.
1 992 Amiga Format survey results DO YOU OWN, OR INTEND TO BUY, A MIDI INTERFACE?
Own: 9% Intend to buy: 9% So less than a third of the people who own a MIDI instrument own a MIDI Interface so that they can hook It up to their Amiga and use the Amiga to create tunes with. Why? MIDI Interfaces only cost about £30 and we gave you a MIDI sequencer to write your songs with in the form of the complete Sequencer One program on the issue 30 Collection coverdisk.
Why don't you try It?
WHAT OTHER COMPUTERS DO YOU OWN OR USE?
A substantial minority of you have an older B-bit computer still propping up the bookshelves (only 4% with an Amstrad CPC. But 18% with a Spectrum and 11% with a Commodore 64). The only other significant figure is that 7% of people also have some kind of IBM-compatible PC.
What is really significant, on the other hand, is the impact of the PC and compatibles on your working lives. 29% of readers use a PC at work, which Is about three-fifths of the working population (see above). It's really quite amazing that computers have taken over people's normal working lives to this extent. Equally. 6% of readers use a Macintosh at work. Are you all designers?
In the classroom the pattern is similar, with 15% of readers coming into contact with a PC compatible. A fortunate 6% use Apple Macs In an educational situation, while Acorn still get a 13% showing, which no doubt dates from the days of the BBC computers.
HOW WELL KITTED OUT ARE YOU?
We asked what extra bits of hardware people owned.
Joysticks, trapdoor RAM expansions and floppy disk drives for the Amiga 500 easily dominate as favourites. Hard drives are surprisingly unpopular, but printers put in a really good showing, as do monitors. Here are the figures we arrived at: Floppy disk drive (A500) 53% Floppy disk drive (1500 up) 7% Hard drive (A500) 5% Hard disk with RAM (A500) 6% Hard drive (1500 and up) 4% Hard drive with RAM (1500 up) 4% Trapdoor RAM expansion (A500 53% External RAM expansion (A500 5% Internal RAM expansion (1500 and up) 4% Accelerator card (1500 and upi 2% 24-bit graphics card
0. 2% (I) HAM-E DCTV
0. 4% (I) PC Bridgeboard emu 5% Replacement mouse 29% Joystick
86% Modem 6% Genlock 3% MIDI interface 9% Sound sampler 19%
Video digitiser 5% Printer _ 58% Monitor 48% Andrew sits
proudly behind his A2000 explaining how he look the office oul
of the depths of Luddite thinking. "I first brought my Amiga
500 into the office four years ago to show the rest of the
guys what it could do.
Previously all our slock was maintained by an archaic hook system. My boss was sufficiently impressed that he put up the cash to buy a
2000. Once we'd computerised the accounts and the slock control
tthc major outlay was on Data General minicomputers and an
A30001 it didn't take long for everyone to get used to the
Amigas because they were so easy to use."
Andrew chose the Scala program because it was "just so simple to use. The presentation that we've put together gives clients a visually-interesting overview of the majority our products, telling them all the necessary information that they need to know, like vintage and grower." The wine labels (which Andrew and his colleagues design) and other images are scanned in using a fiat-bed Sharp JXHX) colour scanner (the same scanner that's used in the production process of Amiga Formal) and Andrew puts the finishing touches, which include the company logo and various scrolly messages that go to
provide a very professional-looking multimedia presentation.
Hey man are taking advantage of an area in which the Amiga is now leading the way: multimedia and desktop video, and no other computer is getting anywhere near.
Soon everyone in the office was eager to speed up his or her own work schedule.
Andrew explains how his boss wanted to be 'able to type out faxes himself instead of dictating them to a secretary, which then wouldn't go out until the next day." Now the boss has his own Amiga on his desk and can simply load up the application he needs w ith a file server set up by Andrew. Wardworlli is the office's favourite word processing package - it's easy to use. Plus they had problems with PruWrile because it kept crashing.
Like many Amiga owners, the temptation to upgrade and extend the Amiga empire was much the same for Heyman. Their network has now grown considerably for such a cosy little firm and now consists of three Amiga 3000s and an Amiga 2000. With an Amiga 3000 Tower acting as a file server. But it wasn't just hardware that was adding to the expansion of the company. "We soon realised there were other areas of the Amiga that we could exploit." Heyman Brothers hav e just finished a hectic week at the London Wine Trade in Olympia, where the Amiga's multimedia capabilities have come into their own.
"We have been using the Scala system for presentations at the various trade lairs we attend for some time now. W hich is something a bit different as all the other exhibitors tend to rely on Miss Spritzer '92 just handing out glasses of wine. Our scrolling presentation package running on the Amiga is just that bit different, and it attracts people to the stand who otherwise mav have overlooked us."
The final utilisation of this so-called 'home computer' is evident by the piles of design work on Andrew's desk. "The beauty of having the Amiga in the office was that we were able to dabble in desktop publishing and.
Although it started off with us just providing an extra service to clients in the form of wine lists, it progressed to wine labels and our company brochure."
Professional Page 3 and Page Si ream 2.2 (both these programs received rave reviews in the DTP special in issue 34) are the packages that Andrew and his colleagues use to produce all kinds of literature, from a fairly simple w ine list for a local wine bar. To a glossy corporate brochure that outshines the quality that most design bureaux can't even achieve. Not to mention the wine labels, which add Hcymans' own individual touch to their specialised product.
Hey man Brothers are a now a great example for Commodore on how a small, independent company can update their office systems and offer their customers other services that they could never even dream of before by taking advantage of the Amiga's powerful desktop presentation and publishing capabilities. And w ho said the Amiga is just a games machine? O ¦ AUGUST 1992 As for the stuff you are thinking about buying, this makes Interesting reading too. Remember, pari of the reason we ask these questions is so that we can help you out by featuring buying recommendations In the mag, so expect to
see buyers' guides on the most popular of these coming up very soon - we start with monitors next month.
Floppy disk drive (A500) 22% 1% 14% 20% 2% 3% 8% _8% 3% 6% 3% 4% 13% 20% J1% 13% Floppy disk drive (1500 up) Hard drive (A500) Hard disk with RAM (A500) Hard drive (1500 and up) Hard drive with RAM (1500 up) Trapdoor RAM expansion (A500) External RAM expansion (A500) Internal RAM expansion (1500 and up) Accelerator card (1500 and up) 24-blt graphics card HAM-E DCTV PC Brldgeboard emu Replace mouse Joystick Modem Genlock 9% MIDI interlace 9% Sound sampler 12% Video digitiser 11% Printer 27% Monitor 20% Floppy disk drives, hard disk drives with extra RAM capacity, mice, printers and monitors are
far and away the most popular. Significant minorities are Into PC emulators, so this Issue's round-up Including the brand-new Commodore 386 Bridgeboard should make you people happy, as well as modems, sound samplers and video digitisers, and joysticks.
Buying advice In all these areas will follow as a matter of course.
WHAT SOFTWARE DO YOU HAVE, WHAT INTERESTS YOU?
One thing we were pretty sure of was that most Amiga owners own a copy of Deluxe Paint after all, It's been given away with the Amiga for years. What we were hoping was that most people would have Dpainl III or IV. Not one of the outdated versions. We also suspected that word processing would be the next most popular kind of non-games software.
Remember, this is only commercial stuff: PD was excluded. Let's see how near the mark we were.
Deluxe Paint 3 ___ 3% Deluxe Paint 4 25% Other paint 51% 3D graphics _ 18% Structured drawing 6% CAD__ 5% DTP ;_ 21% Database 36% Spreadsheet _ 26% Accounts 18% Video titling____7% Word processor 53% WP plus graphics 27% Comms____5% Music 39.72% Educational _ 15V Programming Continued on page 34 OVER 30 EVENTS!
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HALL OF FAME SITUATED NOT TOO lar away from the end of the runway of London's Heathrow airport is a school which is pioneering in many ways, not least for its approach to the Amiga.
It was the idea of Tony Loughlin. The school's director of information services, to introduce Amigas to the school, and now they've got 24 Amiga 500s to join the 150 other computers in the school.
The Amigas have a w hole room dedicated to them, which Tony is very proud of. As are Commodore, w ho see the Fcltham school as a showcase. The Amiga is used by all ages right across the curriculum, from English lessons using both word processing and DTP skills, to music where students can compose, or leant to play the piano with their newly acquired Miracle keyboard.
All over the country, schools are realising that the best computer on which to teach basic skills is the one that students use at home - the Amiga.
One school in Middlesex is an ideal example... Learning for the future Tony is obviously a popular man with his pupils and probably more so since he proposed introducing the Amigas into the school: "It just seemed the right thing to do. The computer that many of the kids are familiar with is the one that they have at home. Not only this, but if kids use a computer at school, they want the machine they use there to be the one they use at home so that they can take their work home and continue it there."
F cltham Community -School has had Amigas installed for two years now. They are all networked using a NetProfit system, and they all
- hare a 100Mb hard drive and a printer.
"Since they used the Amiga at school, plenty of kids have gone out and bought one and stuff they do at home they can then be printed out at school the next day."
The Amiga link with the school does not just stop there though. Lurking in the library is a CDTV with its own library full of CD-ROM material, which Tony says is especially useful for learning modern languages because kids can read and interact w ith the stories in either French or German.
Tony goes on to emphasise the community- base of the school: "We've even had employees in from the local offices of Ricoh |the Japanese camera firm] to look at the Japan World disc, to help them get a better understanding of the language and the country." The library also contains its own public domain collection which students are free to lake home with them. And the most popular magazine that goes out of the library is. Of course. Amiga Formal' Steven Elswood (above) and Paul Fryer (below) are typical enthusiasts, taking their work home and also bringing skills they've learned at home into
school work.
Tony was eager to get a posse of his students down to give us a demo of their Deluxe Fainl III skills. You could certainly tell the ones who had that little bit of an edge - they 've obviously got an Amiga at home!
Paul Fry er is one of the sixth form students who helps run the Amiga computer room, and his enthusiasm for the subject doesn't just stop when the bell goes at half-past three. Paul has an A500 at home which he's had for about two years. His main use for his Amiga is for graphics, not games, "though I don't mind the odd game of BullleChess." He admits. He's currently doing an A level in graphics, where students are encouraged to use all sorts of different computers, and so he finds being able to use Deluxe Paint a real boon.
It doesn't stop there, though. Paul uses ProWrile to type out essays and reports for his Business Studies A level, though he has to print them out at school because he hasn't got a printer - yet.
Steven Elswood. One of the 12-year-olds showing off his Dpuini skills to the camera, is another who has an advantage over his peers.
His dad bought an Amiga last year which he uses for his school work and for creating minimasterpieces in Deluxe Puinl. But it's not all work. Work. Work. Steve and his brother do play games (surprise, surprise! And his favourite is Prim e of Persia.
1 992 Amiga Format survey results Sure enough. 88% of Amiga users have some form of Deluxe Paint and the highest other category Is word processors at 80% total. Music, programming surprisingly), databases, spreadsheets. DTP and 3D graphics are the next most popular in that order.
»erhaps the results on music are distorted by the tact that 120,000 readers of the Christmas 1991 ssue will have got Sequencer One. And there's a suspicion that AmigaBasIc counted In with some of
- * crogrammers.
Again, the figures for what software people are
- tending to buy will be of direct Influence on our x-e-age In
the future, let s see what people are nos: --erested in
doing...
• -! Paint III 3% 3*._ie Paint IV 18% Omipant 3% £ graphics 11%
5s-jc=--e J drawing 6% ZA3 6% DTP 11% Database 10% Spreadsheet
9% Accounts 9% Video titling 10% Word processing 11% WP plus
graphics 15% Comms 4% Music 11% Educational 9% Programming 21%
A whole bunch of people want to upgrade to Deluxe Paint IV (you
sensible people), which roughly translates to 26.000 copies
of the program. Electronic Arts should be pretty pleased about
that.
That aside, most popular field for further exploration In the software scene is (shock horror probe!)
Programming. No wonder we ve had so many people asking when we are going to run Bullfrog's tutorial on how to get started as a games programmer.
Bullfrog is the development team that produced Populous and they are experienced at teaching people to program from scratch. The good news is that their tutorial will definitely start soon. The bad news is that we won t be able to say exactly when until next issue Watch this space... Meanwhile, back at the ranch... Runner-up In the most popular software for the future' are word processors with graphics: third place goes to DTP and plain vanilla word processing equally: while equal fifth are music and 30 graphics. More on all these will follow very soon.
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF AMIGA FORMAT?
Here's crunch time for us! This is where we find out what are the most popular and the least popular pages of the magazine, so that we can fine-tune It to give you the magazine you'd most like to read.
The way it works is slightly complicated, but here's the gist. We asked you to vote for which bits of the magazine you’d like to see more or less of.
What we've done is tot up the votes and then subtract the lesses' from the mores'. This means a popular part of the magazine will have a high posl- That buzzword multimedia doesn't make a lot of sense until you see it in use, but the National Computing Centre are winning awards for their multimedia system that trains policemen in one of the most difficult areas of their work... Putting theory on to the streets t? F John and Michael discovered the Amiga is a cheap and yet powerful platform for their training systems. Their award-winning Vistrain system teaches top policemen to handle crises
effectively.
JOHN F.ARY. MICHAEL BKKDBl RY and Roy Stepney are ihe main reason-, behind die Amiga's involvement in an impressive multi- media project, inspired by football stadium disasters like Hillsborough, which has involved the NCC. The Scottish Police College and the program on last month's coverdisk.
CwiDo. All of the latter have resulted in the Vistrain disaster training sy stem.
John showed us a set-up of three A200()s to demonstrate Vistrain (Video Based Integrated System for Training Applications), which he and his colleagues were commissioned to produce for the Scottish Police College. The police needed an interactive system to train senior officers in charge of controlling crowds at major events, such as football matches.
“ Trainees hove to spot potentially serious incidents: the selling of forged tickets or the explosion of a tear gos canister. Video pictures and radio messages create o real-life atmosphere " Previously, the College used classroom, paper-based exercises in which teams of officers were given notes describing a situation and asked how they would respond. Of course, the exercises lacked realism and trainers couldn't quite get the atmosphere of policing something like a Celtic vs Rangers clash.
Michael was the man who did the legwork behind Vistrain. But why did he go for a system that used Amigas when surely there were plenty of other options? "At the start of the project we did a technical feasibility study to see what equipment was available. The original approach was. In fact, lo use IBM-compatibles. Hut the cost was beyond the budget for hardware."
So what led you towards the Amiga?
"We’d used them before for an in-store guide that went into stores of House of Fraser, and I knew all about them a I had one at home." Michael is also an avid Amiga Formal reader.
But John points out that the cheaper option was not an inferior one: "By no means, because of the Amiga's multitasking facilities it meant that we had no loss in performance."
So how did they come up with the option of CanDii! "We'd fitted each 2000 with a gen- locking device which let us superimpose text and graphics from the computer on to video disc, and conventional authoring tools weren't powerful enough to achieve what we wanted to do. But then we came across CanDo. Which is a programming language that can create a window environment with drop-down menus more quickly than basic programs and it was particularly powerful in this env ironment."
They took us through a ty pieal training session for officers involved in crowd control.
The v ideo footage is authentic film of football matches and during a training session there are four networked Amigas linked to the facilitator's A3000. Four groups act out various roles.
The session is divided into four scenarios during the match and the trainees react to various video and voice cues and potentially serious incidents: the selling of forged tickets or the explosion of a tear-gas cannister.
CM O O' D u D Because the Amigas are churning out v ideo pictures and radio and telephone messages, a real-life atmosphere is created and all the radio messages passing between the teams ean be played back to see w here trainees go w rong.
Vistrain has won awards, including the European Training Technical Award, which shows that the Amiga is a capable machine and that people in real-life situations are using them. It's not just a home computer. O Free commercial program 78% Coverdisk 68% News 62% Hardware reviews 57% Letters 57% Practical features 55% Buyers' guides 54% Serious reviews 52% Workbench 50% Ideas features 41% Public Domain 40% Gamebusters 39% Beginners features 30% Competitions 29% Graphics reviews 29% Game reviews 27% Cheap n' cheerful 14% Game previews 9% So. Let's try to make some sense of that lot. Well,
something everyone's happy with should In theory come out with zero percent, but I have a feeling that It s not quite that simple. It seems as If a side -effect of the system is that even a moderately popular section of the magazine will come out with a decentsized positive figure.
One think we really do find surprising is that advertisements are so extraordinarily unpopular.
Even though people who think there are too many ads In the magazine are very vocal, we've found In the course of past surveys that an equal number of folk like or dislike the ads.
After all. Advertisements are useful when you want to buy something and you are shopping around to get the best possible price. Besides which, another figure from the survey shows that 60% of readers buy games by mail order, so surely you need the ads? Hmm... As for the rest. Well. It's clear that game previews aren't popular and nor are the chart pages, so you may well discover them gone next issue.
On the positive side, we will definitely be increasing our news coverage and to make up the gap left by the disappearance of Previews there will be a strong game element in the new, extended News section.
Disks are clearly Immensely popular, so we'll be carrying on with complete programs: we've got a few brilliant ideas lined up already. Everything else Is under review!
ANY LAST THOUGHTS?
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It's our job to sort out the good from the bad and award the best marks to the best games, not just hand out high scores to the friendliest software houses.
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THE REVIEWERS Just what are our current favourites? The team tells all... MAFF EVANS
- Gawd! Monkey Island 2. Definitely. If* got to be the best thing
I've ever seen or played."
PAT MCDONALD
- Hmmm, let's say Eye of the Beholder 2 because if s a game I
can't take seriously at all.* MARCUS DYSON
- Wizkid. Cos there’s so much in it and every time you play you
find something new.'
CLARE HQPGSQN
* 1 hate to say it but I really like Ugh I cos I feel I've got to
beat the damn thing."
TRENTON WEBB
- Phew! Populous 2, because if s just very, very big and it kept
me going for hours. * TIM SMITH
- Sensible Soccer, because if s immensely playable, with
brilliant sound and if s accurate."
PAUL TYRRELL
- Oooh. It would have to be Lemmings still, because if s
innovative, original, weird and fun."
- Erm. Llamatron because if s so frantic and the samples are
good. Plus if s cheap."
STEVE JARRATT "I don't know, that's a tricky one. Probably Paradroid 90. If s old but I still like it."
JON PILLAR "Shadowlands is definitely a contender, because if s different to all the other role-playing games."
EVA HOOGH 'I'm madly into adventure games, so I guess it would have to be Eye of the Beholder 2."
Screenplay Welcome to the latest edition of Screenplay: the place where you'll find the hardest-hitting reviews of the newest games available for your Amiga. Here's what's in store for you... The Racing Round-up ust what arc the best racing games money can buy? Which ones should you avoid? What are the differences between them? Find out in our all-time championship survey, and read the full review of Core Design's new Jaguar XJ220. Page 48 Platform Pandemonium Strange things happen when Ocean and Sensible Software team up to make a game. Find out the full story on Wizkid and catch the gossip
from behind the scenes. What makes a good platform game anyway? We pick 10 of the very best. Page 54 £ AUGUST 1992 International Sports Challenge Have you made your mind up about this month's Coverdisk demo? Find out what we made of Empire's Page 64 Coming Before you set off to find out what's top of the bill in this month's reviews, pause for a quick look into the future.
We take a look at the best of the... WORK IN PROGRESS 1 What s thi»? O fir M Games bock their previous footballing trend and make the . Giant leap Into ' role-playing v 1 games Could Tenebrae be the soccer manager's V-f A equivalent of Eye _¦ (f J r. of the Beholder’ ?i OG Generally better known lor their football management games. D 8 M Games are moving into new territory with their forthcoming Tenebrae. A fantasy role-playing adventure unlike any we've ever seen before. Instead of an Eye of the Beholder style interface. Tenebrae uses a system of multiple windows where you can instruct
your character or manipulate objects. It's also a bit different because it enables you to look at every scene from eight viewpoints, rather than the more common four There's little animation, (encounters take place on yet another window, with messages informing you of what's happening). But the panoramic views are rather special.
A quick peek at US Gold's Work In Progress reveals a number of new games shortly to come from their American colleagues SSI. First up is the snappily-titled M an isometric-perspective role-playing game with a science- fiction feel. You lead four characters (which you create yourself) and a rather useful robot through a host of dangerous locations where you meet and converse with potentially deadly aliens. And why. Pray, are you subjecting yourself to such risks? Because it's your job to rescue a group of diplomats who are being held hostage by an evil government. We say. Let 'em rot!
AUGUST 1992 SSI's next offering is the slightly more standard Prophecy of the Shadow, a typical SSI role-playing adventure. Plenty of arcane rituals, magic abuse and digitised sordid goings-on make Prophecy of the Shadow an involved and detailed affair. This time, you only get to control the one character, your hand-created personal alter-ego. As he or she goes wandering through dungeons Tb* simulation «. Vl specialists, M|h . % . Maxis, are taking Y, ¦ * a giant leap into h _t_ Gy I tha war-gama
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Great Naval Battles: North Atlantic 1939-1941. A simulation of,
er. Great naval battles of the Second World War. You get to
command either the Germans or the British navy at any of three
different levels. You can take the role of the captain,
responsible for the actions of a single ship, or run an entire
fleet from an eagle’s-cye viewpoint above the sea.
Huge campaigns are yours for the fighting, or you can just dip in with the occasional mini-battle. -f Premiere Core Design Expected: August With cries of "Action!" And "Roll 'em!" Core Design announce their newest plaifonn game, based on ihe good old days of Hollywood, when film directors shouted through megaphones and screamed things like "you'll never work in this town again!” Premiere is a humorous romp through six levels of odd film- related madness, where you play the pan of Clutch Cable, a young film editor who's just had the final cut of his latest film stolen.
Tomorrow is when the premiere is due to be shown, so you can guess what your task is going to be: retrieve the film and save the day.
You have a suspect for the crime: your biggest rival in the film industry. So your search takes you through six of his studio sets, where you think you might find your beloved film canisters. Each set is a different level of ihe game, and each has a different theme: westerns, horror movies, fantasy films, cartoons. Sci-fi B movies and of black-and-white motion pictures.
Clutch bursts in on a rival studio's Wild West film set in a bid to retrieve the first missing reel.
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beat off the rival film-maker's henchmen.
These range from dynamite found on the western level, to custard pies from the slapstick section. Fighting wears Clutch out. So he also needs to search for (he special pizza tokens which will revitalise him. There's one of these stashed away near the beginning of each level, plus a supply of hot dogs and burgers to help take the edge off his appetite.
From there, it's on to the horror set to find Igor toying with the deadly Van der Graaf generator.
(HeinulalPs artist) who won the coveted Golden Joystick Award for Best Computer Graphics in 1991. Find out whether he can do the same again when we give Premiere the full review in next month's Amiga Formal.
For Premiere, you can expect the same mix of cartoon style graphics and crazy gamc- plav that Core made their trademark in the supremely bizarre Heimdall. The in-game artwork is the handiwork of Jcrr O'Carroll The Carl Lewis Challenge Psygnosis Expected: September Up to now, Psy gnosis have managed to steer clear of licence deals but lately they've joined forces with American sprinter Carl Lewis, who's more widely known for his positive anti- drugs stance (just ask Ben Johnson! I. In Carl Lewis Challenge, you are the manager of a team of world-class athletes. It's your job to guide them
through several competitions, ranging from the 100m sprint and hurdles, to the javelin and long jump.
Your team goes to a training camp before the competition, while you judge their performance on a week-by-wcck basis, and decide whether they need extra courses to get them to their peak. After a bit of training, you compete in an arcade style running game which lakes Attractions* California Games 2 Lords of Time US Cold Expected: September Hollyware Expected: September Time to don your crazy street-gear and head for the West Coast where you'll find a whole bunch of freaked-out sports to participate In. This is the sequel to the hit California Games, and contains such bizarre activities as
snowboarding (sliding down a mountain on a surfboard). Jet surfing, skateboarding, bodyboarding (like surfing. But taken lying down) and hang gliding. Far out. Man!
Remember Faery Tale Adventure, from around four years ago? Nope, neither do we. But Lords of Time is apparently the sequel, from reformed ex-Microillusions developers, Hollyware The plot is your typical hack 'n' slash fantasy affair, complete with spells, weapons and lots of strange monsters. Filmed in isometric 3D for that special 'circa 1988’ look. And it looks as impressive as thrice-used cotton wool.
SAS Command Krisalis Expected: October Hoi Hollyware Expected: August 4* P P TRAC . 1 NO B'JL fBM1 This title is still being worked on. But it could be a storming game later this year. It bears a passing resemblance to Laser Squad, in terms of moving and shooting in game-turns, except that all the boring two-dimensional status display have been replaced by isometric 3D screens with plenty of sound effects. It's rather like a Last Ninja with Uzi 9mms really.
Crazy name, crazy game. Hoi is the platform- arcade tale of a weird crocodile-like alien who has to make his way through five levels of The Madlands to find his true love. Yet another wipe-clean-and-re-use' plot, so hackneyed that you think it was a taxi. But despite this. Hoi is a distinctly playable and fun game, once you've made it past the first (and least-inspired) level.
Liverpool Crandslam Expected: August Gobliiins Digital Int. Expected: August Not the weirdest game in the world, but flippin' close. Typical Gallic humour combined with a plot that wouldn't look out of place in a Python film. You control three cartoon characters with special skills like fighting, spell-casting and thieving. You must find the magic ingredients to cure the king; he's been on the sharp end of a bit of voodoo and is behaving very oddly. And so will you after you've played Gobliiins.
Grandslam are now muscling in on the football arena, just a little too late for the European Championships, with their 3D Liverpool game.
It bears a stunning resemblance to Rage's Striker, and has many of the play options that were originally found on Anco's excellent Kick Off 2. Does this mean that it's going to be as big a hit as both those titles were? Find out how it scores next month... r ' ’"T: - Not only have
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Ant, Maxis, are just about to release a completely new kind of
simulation. Their new game. RoboSport. Is (according to Maxis)
the thinking person’s shoot-em-up. Armed to the teeth with
more bombs, bullets, missiles and grenades than you can count.
You control teams of robots that compete in fine different
sports- These sports are all based on skirmish-style paint
ball games like Capture the Flag, Hostage and Treasure Hunt As
you’d expect from Maxis, the game control is a point and-clKk
mouse interface, with several different levels for beginners
and old-hands. You can compete against four opponents (either
human or computer-controlled), with the neat extra touch of
being able to use a modem- link for long-distance or networked
battles. We'll be taking a closer look at RoboSport next month,
when we've finished our current epic battle.
Fans of the US Cold Access golfing hit Links. Will be pleased to know that two new scenery disks are on their way. The first new course is Bountiful in Utah. USA. A favourite of the Access design team, because it’s their home course. Tucked away in the foothills of the Wasatch mountains. Bountiful is a real breathtaker of a course. The next Links course is Firestone Country Club, home of the NEC World Series of Golf. Built in 1928 by millionaire Harvey Firestone for his employees, the Firestone Course is something of a legend. The Access team filmed and digitised the course during October,
and the finished Links version positively glows with stunning autumn colours.
AUGUST 1992 MicroProse, it's time lo look out!
Impressions' new strategy slm.
Caesar. Is coming soon, and from what we've seen, it's as good as Civilisation.
Safe Could this mean a new leader in the field of strategy games?
Prepare to be jettisoned into deep space in Empire's new space-age flight simulation, due for release in a month or two. Set in the turbulent atmosphere of Jupiter, the game takes the form of a trading, combat, bribery and bounty-hunting adventure, rather like the famous Elite, except that (according to Empire) Eye of the Storm ’’actually has some gameplay in it!- Owl Imagine playing Sim City in the first century AD. And you have the basis for Impressions latest game. Caesar.
But instead of trains and traffic, you have soldiers and traders to deal with, plus a heap of problems with sanitation. Temples, education (and aqueducts, presumably).
Making life more difficult are the hordes of savages who don’t take kindly to your empire-building. Impressions expect to launch Caesar during September, and will probably be watching their backs soon afterwards.
FORMAT The Complete loftware Guide Games • Graphics • Video • Music • DTP • Programming * Cowns • Business • PD More than 1,000 programs rated The sfyeer range of programs available for the Amiga is bewildering. But soon you need be wildered no longer - we’re putting together the comprehensive t guide to all the Amiga software available in the UK.
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CT if UNDER CONSTRUCTION Shadow Worlds From Krisalis ¦ Expected: October The original was famous for its clever use of light, and the sequel takes the idea even further. Each character’s space-suil comes with a working helmet-lamp which can be turned on and off. A beam of light pours from your character's position, lighting up any objects in their path. If you turn round, the beam follows like a searchlight. Dean reckons this is better than the all-round light-source from Shadowlands: the flaming torch.
AUGUST 1992 There is far more military hardware featured than you'd find in the mystical world of Shadow lands. The new weapons are multi-part items, built from a stock and a barrel. Each stock has either a laser unit, a flame-thrower, or a magazine full of bullets in it. The barrels can be large single-shot cannons, or smaller- bore automatic repeaters. This way. You can combine your weapon parts together to deal w ith a variety of situations.
Still a bit shady The new levels have yel lo he decided upon, bin indoor and outdoor levels are all 'in the pipeline'. Teque will be working on (he puzzles. Problems and monsters as soon as they've finished implementing all their new ideas for the main systems. For the moment, they're content to play with the basics until they're sure they've got it right - the actual gameplay will come later. If Teque can spend as much lime getting that right. Shadow Worlds w ill really be something worth losing a few nights' sleep over. 'Z) A NEW WORLD; AND A NEW MASTER.
Like the original. Shadow Worlds is being designed and produced by Teque, but this time the software house handling the game is Krisalis. Rather than Domark. There's a simple, but rather odd reason for the change. Until Shadowlands actually began selling, Domark had no real idea if it would be a hit or just another 'also- ran'. When the project was finished, Teque had already decided that a sequel (in the form of Shadow Worlds) was possible, but Domark still hadn't made up their minds that it would be worth doing. Such is the nature of the 'corporate risk-taking' beast.
Teque decided it was worth it and began looking for software houses to take the game. They first went to Krisalis, because Teque and Krisalis used to be part of the same firm and they've had strong links since. Domark were aware of the situation, but waited to see how successful Shadowlands was.
Krisalis agreed with Teque that Shadow Worlds had enough potential to be a 'go' project and offered to market and distribute it for them. Meanwhile, because Domark still hadn't begun selling Shadowlands (and therefore still didn't know just how good it was), they agreed to stand aside and let Krisalis take the risk. Soon afterwards, Shadowlands went on sale, and Domark realised they'd let something hot slip between their fingers. It's a tough old world, this software business!
Teque brought light into the dark world of role- playing games with their stunning Shadowlands.
Now they're attempting to brighten up the world of arcade games. Imeil Jackson reports.
From the moment you set eyes on Shadow Worlds, you can tell it's the sequel to Domark's hit. Shadow lands.
But here's a follow -up that's destined to be a bit different to its predecessor. For a start, it's biased to be much more of an arcade game, and many of the long-winded role-play elements are being dropped in favour of more immediate action and adventure. The biggest difference is the scenario: this time the setting is space, rather than a fantasy world. Tcquc's Dean Lester freely admits there's a distinctly Miens feel to the whole thing. "We make no bones about it - but it isn't Aliens as such, it's just meant to feel a bit like it. " This new feel is backed up by the new scenery. Instead
of fountains and portcullises, there are computer terminals in the walls. You can access these like you could do with the signs you had in Shadowlands. Except that they can Ire interactive. You'll Ik- able lo read messages like before, but you'll also lie able to insert pass-cards to open doors or access a computer for information.
Me and my... The main gamc-control system is in the middle of an extensive redesign. Object-handling has been altered to reduce the amount of mouse- clicking needed. Occasionally, you can pass items from character to character without accessing the inventory screen. If characters arc close enough together, you can take an item from one character 011 the main panel and drop it directly into another character's hand.
Compared 10 Shadowlands. This is lightning fast, and it makes Shadow Worlds much more exciting to play.
Given the chance, who wouldn't want to rebuild society from scratch?
I leil Jackson takes a look at a new god game that's already tipped to be an all-time classic.
THE NEXT BIC THINC It's getting lo the Mage where there are more god-ganies than there are major and minor deities, what with Populous (I and 2). Sim Earth. Sim City, and Ponermongcr all vying for ullimatc power. Now there's a new contender for the throne - Civilisation.
MicroPtosc's American half have been busily laying ihe foundations for Ihcir near-religious experience ever since Railroad Tycoon, and now it's time for their second coming.
Each newly-formed city in your empire has to be looked after or they tend to wither and die. The City display enables you to get a close up of the resources, food and technology levels of each of your fledgling home towns.
Civilisation begins in 4 MM BC. With a small tribe of nomadic people. Depending on your persuasion, they could be Romans.
Greeks. Babylonians or even barbarians.
Whichever you choose, your task is the same: show them the light, guide them lo safely, and then help them to go forth and multiply.
AUGUST 1992 Your actions towards your cities can have a negative effect. If you've been sending all the men of a town out to war. Then the level of bad feeling gradually increases.
The Attitude display helps you check this, and prevent It.
Tribes and tribulations At the beginning of your reign as 'the omnipresent one', you're presented w ith a tiny map showing your even tinier tribe, surrounded by blackness. The remainder of the world is a mystery to you and yours, until you'se discovered it by travelling around.
Stands to reason, really.
You guide your tribe using the usual mouse point-and-click interface, issuing c:w t ''M, ¦ - Times commands to move in specific directions.
Your flock do your bidding, and trot merrily from square to square, gradually uncovering more of the map. If you're lucky you may find yourself on an island, safe from marauding invaders for at least a few hundred years. If luck isn't on your side, you may discover that you're in-between a few other tribes (controlled by the computer), all of which arc likely lo make life difficult from the word go.
Civilisation Your tribe's first action is lo found a capital city and settle in it. This is simple: as you move to a new square, messages appear informing you of likely sites. You need to issue the order when you've found one you like the look of. As a token of Ihcir faith, your tribe erect a palace in your honour and if you're continually good lo them, they extend and modernise it. This is a measure of your success - if your palace keeps getting upgraded you have little lo fear, but if the mayors keep getting run out of your towns, then it's time to start rethinking your masterplan.
From the solid base of your capital, you extend your empire, creating new cities (and militia to guard them) and uncovering the secrets of civilisation. These are the keys lo advancing your tribe (now a fully-blown race).
Now and then you stumble on some lost artifact or reach a conclusion from a leap of logic
- and lo! - your tribe learns how lo use an alphabet, or build
wheels, or map-making.
There are nearly 70 skills which your tribe can discover, from conscription and trade unions to railways and space flight. Each skill gives your tribe an advantage over Ihe opposition. Plus the chance lo develop further. For example, you can't learn the art of navigation without conquering the delights of mathematics. Ihe alphabet and map-making. Without navigation, any boats you make end up hugging the coastline for fear of gelling lost, and that's not much use if you live on an island.
Work of wonder The most exciting improvements which you can make to your cities are the seven wonders of the world. Each of these can only be built once, anywhere in the world, but they're very costly (in terms of both lime and money). The wonders bring prestige and advancement lo your citizens, increasing their happiness and improving their advancement. If you build these before your rivals get the chance, you can start lo open up a tangible lead over them.
All this pseudo-god-squad nonsense dries have a point: if you can advance your civilisation lo its peak, they'll have the ability to colonise space and join you in the heavens.
Your main aim is to get them far enough advanced to enable them to make the giant leap across space. In game terms, this could take several thousand years, and there's a real danger of being beaten to the finishing line by a warring civilisation.
Like Railroad Tycoon. Civilisation promises to be an incredibly involved game that's difficult to abandon once you've started.
You need all your best skills up and running if you want to stand a chance - skills you'd normally associate w ith spreadsheets, perhaps, but skills nonetheless. With barbarians popping over for a spot of raping and pillaging every other weekend, and Romans marching on your beautiful cities, day in. Day out. You'll have a lot of lighting and book-balancing lo do. Best gel your sword and pencil sharpened up in lime for next month. We are! *2 iHill "International Sports Challenge brings you all the excitement of 6 different sporting events in the most realistic multi-sports simulation ever
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To this end. A gamut of go-faster jalopies is forever forcing its way on to the software agenda. There are gods and there are dogs on highway A500. But the promise of speed - and the chance to crash a £100.000 motor - alw ays delivers that 'one more go' temptation.
But there's more to driving than going fast, and that's what sons out Ihe Fords from the Ferraris. There needs to be a game, as well as a driver, behind the wheel and this is where so many break down.
Searching for a new Amiga motor is as tough as buying a real car.
So the ‘Auto’ Format team has road-tested every computer car available. To bring you the definitive guide to desktop driving.
Tke good, the b To qo racin deals? Used car salesman Tventon Webb steers you to the top Amiga car racing games.
3D POLYGON 3D enables designers to create an actual gameworld, and accurate modelling of race track physics gives desktop drivers a sense of what motor racing is really like. The first hurdle is to get the polygonal jalopy to shift at a convincing speed. The maths engines that drive these games must be finely tuned, high-octane beasts that can cope with complex co-ordinate maths.
The Skodas of this genre look like they're running on diesel, with thick wadges of maths clogging the calculation carbs for a frame-by-frame juddery slideshow.
Meanwhile, the leaders of the polygon-pounding pack flash you past people-packed grandstands creating a terrifying illusion of speed. You may find yourself hanging on to the edge of your seat, leaning round those bends.
But maths, however impressive, does not a game make. Good design does. Because the world in which you're racing is defined by the programmer, all manner of parameters can be introduced to enhance the illusion of reality. Everything from aerodynamics to suspension set-ups are reflected in the way your car drives, but these factors are the hidden tweaks that only concentrated play reveal. And it is just such tweaks that serve to make certain games classics.
AUGUST 1992 TRACKING CAMERA Tracking camera perspective offers speed first and foremost and makes only token gestures to conforming to real driving. Cars simply don't drive like this.
Put a car sideways into a comer at high speed and it does not sit there politely squeaking. But by some curious evolutionary process, such are the norms for tracking camera racers.
Like the cockpit view boys, trackers suffer from speed problems too and once again the solution is to convincingly fake the whole show. Two-tone roads are used to convince the eye that the car is moving and not the road. And if you've ever driven through a Sprite-based cockpit views put you behind the dash of an illusion. Everything looks real - the padded wheel, the road signs, even the track - but you’re really driving around a designer's dream. The advantage is a graphic one, because at last everything looks exactly right.
Curiously though, despite being freed from the mind-killing maths of 3D polygons, these games aren't automatically faster. Sprites aren't calculated because they're already drawn, so they have to be stored ready for use at any time. And the better the graphics, the bigger the storage problems. But that's COCKPIT VIEW road sign on a track-cam' racer you know that everything is not what it seems. Collision detection, like sprite size, has to be calculated, so higher frame rates can be achieved only by making every second object 'solid'. It's sometimes deliberately used by designers to soften
up the toughest comers or to give a little more 'luck' on the earlier levels. Developed in the arcades, this naughty trick was one way of boosting the excitement and adding to the over-the-shoulder appeal that arcade-makers rely so heavily on.
Fast, furious and fun, these games are usually the best for pure entertainment and watchability.
Not all. Sprites are only drawn at one sue and the game must scale them for each frame. This takes processor time, so if the other routines aren't as lean as they should be, once again you're demoted to the ranks of the DERV crowd.
Efficient cockpit spriters pay massive dividends while the gearbox-crashers inevitably fall by the roadside. Vroom and Super Monaco GP are both beautiful, throttle-heavy adventures in pixel-perfect surroundings. Where would you rather race, on the cubist circuit or the realistic race track that only sprites can offer? Your chariot awaits... OVERHEAD The most unrealistic of all computer driving games, overheads don't seek to simulate driving whatsoever.
They sim the thrill of racing. The overhead view means that whole tracks (or at least large sections of them) can be displayed at once. So the stress factor isn’t about what lies around the next comer- that should be obvious - it's about what your opponents are doing. Beating them is all, so use the track to trap or trick them.
There's no problem with speed because all that's moving are four or five tiny sprites. What's needed here are clear, crisp, intuitive controls and cunningly thought-out tracks. As your car rotates through 360 degrees, how do you use an eight-direction joystick to drive the car? It's a fundamental consideration which, if wrongly implemented, can break the game.
And once players have sussed out how to drive, what nightmare track layouts can be used to keep player interest up? Everything from tunnel sections to night driving have been tried, and when they work, they really work.
So if multi-player racing is what you're after, and you think you could handle looking at the sunroof on your car all day, overhead racing is the style for you.
In this ’near perfect1 3D simulation of F1 racing, programmer Geoff Crammond captures every feature of the world's most advanced sport Full races, flexible set-ups, TV-style views, masses of beginner options and wonderfully accurate circuits make F1GP the undisputed king of the carpark. It couldn't be described as having a tank full of nitro, but with the detail turned down it blows many contenders away.
92% Issue 30 Top 10 racing games: ? Formula 1 Grand Prix MicroPros ¦ £30.99 Stunt Car Racer Kixx ¦ £7.99 Guess who wrote this doozy?
Yup, Mr G Crammond. This time the 3D driving takes place on ridiculous rollercoaster circuits. Huge jumps, uneven cambers and frighteningly narrow tracks make life insanely dangerous, but brilliant fun.
And when played on two Amigas simultaneously via a null- modern cable, it's virtually virtual-reality racing in your own living room. Just watch out for tyre-tracks on the carpet.
93% Issue 6 AUGUST 1992 ? Supercars 2 Gremlin ¦ £19.99 B Lotus Turbo Challenge 2 Gremlin ¦ £25.99 King of the sprites, lotus dominates the field of tracking- camera perspective racers. It's fast looks sweet and is packed to the cartes with natty effects and sly gameplay tricks. Hit fog. Snow, marshland and oncoming cars in this Magnetic Fields masterwork. It gets slightly samey after a while at the wheel, but with hidden games and a simultaneous four-player option, it's still the most fun you can have without petrol.
89% Issue 29 Magnetic Fields is one big gun when it comes to overhead racing. Supercars takes a format that was dead (or at least extremely poorly), hits it with brilliant graphics, fiendish circuits and perfectly judged pace to put this killer sequel high in the running. It just works, plain and simple, if little cars and overhead views put you off, think again. Give it one game and you won’t be able to get your knees out from under the dash.
86% Issue 8 Svroom UBI Soft ¦ £25.99 Using a sprite-based approach to GP racing. I room looks like a dog the first time you see it.
But you'll forget all that Head and Shoulders tosh about ‘first impressions' the first time you take your mouse out for a spin.
It's sooo fast and offers such precise control that you just have to drive faster. Vroom also offers a modem-link option, enabling you to cut up any friends (or ex-friends) in Senna-Mansellesque duels.
91% Issue 34 Off Road Racing Virgin ¦ £19.99 Graftgold - of Rainbow Islands fame - plays another conversion corker in this storming 'overhead' coin-op conversion.
Four little trucks have to be guided around a dirt track collecting cash and power-ups en route. It's nothing like real driving, but it's just so much fun. Neat polygon maths are disguised under a sprite exterior to give razor-sharp collision detection and guaranteed playability for hours at a time.
80% Issue 17 Super Monaco GP US Gold ¦ £24.99 Another coin-op boy racer, this one makes the grade for its precise control when driven with the mouse. It bears little (or no) resemblance to either the coin- op or the real track, but what does that matter when life gets as intense as it does here?
When weaving your way through the field there are few chances to admire the smart visuals, but they're very good. The only problem is that the tyres don't appear to be rolling.
83% Issue 21 In classic Super Sprint overhead mode. Nitro is typical of all hard-core Psygnosis games: polished. Slick, highly playable and solid. Its most outstanding feature is night racing, where all you can see ahead of your motor is two pools of light.
Aside from this there's nothing special apart from exceptional balance of play, so it just works as a game. And of course there's a typical sexy Psygnosis intro as well.
84% Issue 19 Jaguar XJ220 J Core ¦ £29.99 Fast, slick and extremely big.
Jaguar scrapes in at the base of the top 10. It brings management elements to bear in the Lotus gameplay mode, so you have to buy your way from race to race. Although a welter of graphics are brought to bear over 36 different circuits it's left wanting a bit in the 'feel' stakes. Even so, it has a viciously competitive edge that makes up for a lot - see the full review in these very pages.
83% Issue 37 Top 10 continued... ? Indianapolis 500 Electronic Arts ¦ £24.99 y There's only one track and one
r. race - in varying levels of real- I ' ism - in EA's 3D
contender. Yet
* ' a - this soon ceases to matter when you cut loose in a US
supercar on the famous Indianapolis oval. Running in real time,
concentration is tested to the limit as is your knowledge of
aerodynamics, tyre and suspension set-ups. And if you do mess
up - or rather, when - you can watch the shunt from six
different angles.
92% Issue 17 ?
I'll just slide to a stylish stop, blocking the track, to celebrate winning the first US race.
Shame about the fuel, but we made it (just).
AUGUST 1992 Nitro Psygnosis I £24.99 w ; * t"- a © ' rrr» t r i Jaguar is more than a car. It's a legend.
The name has all Ihe right associations - from Ihe E-type, through Le Mans victory lo The Sweeney's titles - so the game that bears its name has much to live up to. Core's response to this challenge is a car game with good performance but little personality - more of a Toyota Celica than an XJ220.
NEEDS 1 MEG Get your motor running A fictitious private Grand Prix circuit provides motive for this international racer. You tour the world driving three races in each of 12 countries. Finish the 20-car dash anywhere in the lop six and you win some cash to pay for repairs and travel to the next race.
If you pick one of the six available songs on the CD player then it cuts in and all sounds well. If you opt for sound effects then a reasonable snarl follows your revs through the box. Eventually. Hit the first comer, mind, and the lame tyre squeal blows out the other effects, though the graphic back-up is potent enough to offset the sound troubles. Sitting on the line, a sea of cars is visible, each drawn with a hint of cartoon solidity and each easily spotted and identifiable.
Head out on the highway As soon as the flag drops, the game's speed becomes apparent. It's not the fastest kid on the block, but can certainly hold its own and conveys a solid impression of 200mph racing. Each comer is flagged in a course-specific way that, once missed, is never forgotten. In England fences always mark the inside of a bend while arrow-topped poles always mark the outside in Egypt.
Each of the 'flags' is just visible enough to give you time to get on line. Enough, that is. Provided your attention isn't diverted by the jostling of other racers. This gamc- play advantage is shortlived because courses are frequently obscured with fog. Rain, snow or sandstorms, forcing even scat-of-thc-pants drivers to learn the course.
The different effects and various national backdrops are good, each forcing attention to be focused on every aspect of the display. In the fog. The strong murky effect makes you tailgate the rear lights of those ahead. Wet courses force you to watch the track for rev-sapping puddles. While in the snow you're struggling to see the light-grey track itself. Each circuit of every country is strong, but none are stunningly tough.
This relative equality of tracks matches the structure of the overall game, in that the only effective factors are: after each race you must repair your car and after every three races you must travel to the next venue. As for financing your efforts, you start with a pool of some £40.000 and can win up to £27.000 by finishing in the top six. If you finish well and protect your car you can afford to travel, but go bust and it's Job Centre time.
Racing with the wind The repairs screen is a polished pose, but if you can afford to throw a £200.000 sporting classic around, you can afford flash garaging. The car can be viewed from one of three angles and damaged bits glow moodily red against the dark blue backdrop.
The addition of this tactical edge is welcome.
It affects the way you drive and where you drive, but it all falters on the size of the prize. You basically earn too much if you win. Even drivers who haven't even begun to wonder what the middle pedal docs can w in races with only about £10.000 worth of damage, but if inflicting it won you £20.000. what's the problem? Major components like engines may eventually need replacing, but the necessary £80.000 is quite easily amassed.
The quantity of the prize money would be enough to keep drivers on their heels and toes if first place - or at least a convincing placing - wasn't so readily achievable.
But Jaguar is too easy, particularly w ith the mouse. This throws the balance out and the sacrifice of a linear, but gradually tougher, course structure doesn't seem worth it.
The feelin' that you're under The driving 'feel' of Jaguar comes into question here.
The car rumbles through comers with an amazing amount of adhesion, even at ihe highest speeds. There's no sense of drift, just gradual understeer, which means you can go full throttle for virtually every race if you line up right and are prepared to take a knock. This may not be in the spirit of the game, but it's not punished anywhere near heavily enough.
Jaguar works well in each of the individual races.
The competitors are tough and race against you. Not just appearing randomly. The graphics flash by with impressive speed and the sounds are solid, if not exactly stunning. Overall, the game is sabotaged by the ease with which victory can be achieved. You'll need to concentrate on every yard of track, but first place is eminently achievable and even the occasional fiasco doesn't halt your progress. This robs Jaguar of that essential 'victory- or-bust' edge so apparent in its rival Lours 2.
Trenton Webb O Jaguar XJ220 Core Design ¦ £29.99
• 36 very different tracks.
• It's too easy to do too well first time out.
• The Jag neither looks nor feels quite 'right'.
• Repair and travel costs add much needed HP (horse play).
• A real wrist-aching racer!
Gold From the Capcom coin-op, LED Storm Is an overhead stage- by-stage racer. Well, it would be if it was actually a game, but this one feels more like if s running on a C64 emulator. The LED of the title stands for Laser Enhanced Destruction, but there are no lasers, nothing's enhanced and the only thing likely to get destroyed is your patience.
Five old jalopies to avoid Jaguar XJ220 Core nicked the driving licence of '92 when they signed up Jag.
But should it be endorsed? Trenton Webb makes them blow into the bag to see if the crystals turn green or Format Gold.
51 AUGUST 1992 O Cisco tteat ¦ Image Works The arcade version relied on spectacular Sodegree turns to support its pitifully spartan gamaplay.
This conversion removes the effect from the equation and leaves the gameplay to fend for itself on the hard shoulder of life, only to be promptly crushed by the juggemaut-siied oversight that even average players can finish It first time out.
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There arc no two ways about it. This is a very strange game. Wizkid is the type of game that French programmers seem to chum out with monotonous regularity, but it's belter than anything I've seen from over the English Channel for a very long time.
I'm not saying that it's fundamentally bizarre; it's just a cutesy platform game (if you don't know what one of those is. Turn to page 56 of this issue to see our analysis of the genre), but hiding within Wizkid's structure is a mischievous intelligence.
The colourful graphics and irritating tunes that pervade the game simply can't hide the fact that the people who wrote it were having wicked fun. Unheard of! Coders enjoying their work indeed - what is the world coming to!
But the benefit to you and I is that we'll enjoy playing it at least as much as they enjoyed writing it. And possibly even more.
Pinball wizkid You play Wizkid. The son of the Wizard from Wizball. Hold on a second; unless you've got a scry long memory you probably don't know what the hell the shoot-'em-up classic Wizball is Never fear, here at Amiga Format we don't like to leave our readers guessing, so if you glance around these pages you'll find a box explaining just w hat it's all about.
WHY IS WIZKID SO WEIRD?
We asked Jon Hare, of Wizkid programmers. Sensible what possessed them St t1 *° vwrite such a *»at's-arse game. He had this to say: "Because we used to ® ¦ write games like that all the time, but they weren't commercial enough.
- We knew we could get away with Wizkid because of Wizballs
reputation, w} • You don’t often get that much opportunity to
experiment with new ideas _ For example, what can you do with
Mega lo Mania, or Sensible Soccer that's really new? With a
game like Wizball. You've got the freedom to &, ' - ..y decide
what you want. It's not hard to come up with crappy game ideas.
K but it’s harder to do something more interesting."
I AF: How long did it take?
JH: "Two bloody years!" But Chris Yates, the other half of Sensible, enjoys splitting hairs: "23 months!"
He cries from the background.
AF: What's next?
JH: "Well, we’re not doing another Wiz game for the foreseeable future [mind you, Wizkid was nearly six years after Wizball]. That's not to say if s dead, but not for a while. We're having a rest!"
“It gets even more complicated when you discover that Wizkid isn't just a simple platform romp.
There are huge great gobbets of adventure role-playing game lurking in there too.** Your dad. Ihe Wiz. And Wizball have been captured by Zark who is holding them captive in his castle. You have to travel to his island while freeing kittens on the way. If you're successful. You'll face a Imal showdown with Zark and have the chance to liberate your parents so everyone can live happily ever after.
But if you fail, the Wizard and Wizball will remain incarcerated until you improve your playing technique.
Acid casualties The playficlds are themed quite strangely - travelling towards the castle is sometimes like taking a strange. LSD-fuelled trip. Along the way you meet a host of cutc-looking animals and people, all of whom prove to be less than friendly to the touch. Headbutting the objects on the screen can help you on your quest. They are easily dislodged and when they hit the little unicycling clowns or the multi-coloured butterflies (sec what I mean about weird) it splatters them most effectively. And this is just the easy bit!
If you can get one 'thing' to hit more than one creature, a bubble is created. If you hare- AUGUST 1992 around ihe screen and manage lo collide with ihe bubble, il will bursl lo create a musical note. If you gel enough nolcs to fill Ihe slave al the lop of ihe screen, ihe lune shown by the notes is played. I did tell you it’s a strange game didn't I?
Not all Ihe bubbles contain nolcs. However. Some have clowns' noses in them and some have sets of false gnashcrs. If you bursl a nose' bubble you will gain the ability lo 'juggle' dislodged scenery on your head. This may sound like a superfluous talent, bul il can prove very useful. You see. On some levels ihere is a short supply of things lo headbul al the nasties, so being able lo keep one piece of debris going for a while can be very useful. On some screens you can jusl dislodge an item and sit there with il bouncing on your head until all the baddies run into it and expire. And when
you arc juggling things, you can throw them anywhere you choose by moving Ihe joystick in the desired direction.
The false teeth, or thunderchoppers as they're called, are almost as useful. When possessed of a pair you have the ability to pick up tin your teeth, of course) any item of scenery just by pressing fire as you headbut it. Once you've picked something up. You can move around the screen with it in your grasp until you arc in the best position, (hen let go of the fire button and bomb the baddies. Both of the extra powers take a little getting used to. But soon you'll find you've developed a preference for one or the other. After that, playing the game without the power-up will seem like a real
chore. To help you get the hang of using the power-ups. The first level of the game is a training school, where a character called B.D. Snail teaches you the basics of the game's control method - do pay attention, you'll need the skills soon enough.
Life’s great adventure It gets even more complicated when you discover that this isn't just a simple platform romp. There arc huge great gobbets of adventure role-playing game lurking in Ihere too.
When you have completed several screens of a level you will have created and bursl enough bubbles to play a tune, at which point the nolcs will fall from the stave al the top of the screen and rain down as money. Collect the - SlOO » V RED SPECS
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o* the shop screens The items on sale vary from level to level.
I still haven't found a use for the red herring and the white
elephant - I wonder why that is?
If you choose the 'exit to body' item from the shop, you will be presented with the current level screen with no floating 'scenery' on it. It looks pretty dull at first, but if you've bought and collected the right things on the way through the game, you'll discover that you can do things and go places on the screen. Let's take a look at just some of these 'secret' levels: WALK THE BODY If you collect enough bubbles to play a tune, you will be transported to the shop screen. In each shop you can buy items that will be of use in your quest for kittens and diamonds. That is, provided you
have collected enough money.
AUGUST 1992 SO WHAT EXACTLY WAS WIZBALL?
A long, long time ago.
Ocean brought out a game called Wizball. It involved a Wizard, his friend, Catelite, and a malevolent force called (funnily enough!) Zark.
The Wiz lived on a colourful planet called Wizworld, but the evil Zark had turned the whole world into drab shades of grey. So the Wiz invented an amazing bouncing sphere which he released on to the surface of Wizworld to defeat Zark and restore all the colours.
It sounds just as weird as Wizkid doesn't it? And it almost was. One thing's for sure, it was an excellent variation on the horizontally scrolling shoot-'em-up.
- * money as ii falls - if you lei a coin bounce more Ilian a few
limes on Ihe boltom of the screen ii disappears. Once all the
money has gone, you will be presented with the shop screen.
Make sure lo buy items with care: some are useless and if you
fill your pockets with them you'll have no room left for the
more useful trinkets.
After you've bought everything, or spent all your money, you can choose to exit to either the head or the body. Exiting to the head will take you back into the game - fine if you need to earn more money, but exiling to the body is what it's really about. The arcade platform bit just allows you lo make the moolah, but to have any chance of completing the game you have to spend it wisely and then use your powers of reason and logic so you can use the things you've bought in the best possible way. Now hold on a second, we're not talking a Scent of Monkey Island- level adventure here! If you
don't have a particular object.
Wizkid w ill give you some pretty big clues. So big. In fact, that they include showing you a picture of the object you need - you don't require an 'A' level in role-playing games to stand a chance in this outing.
The secret screens and little scenarios you can get into by exiting to head arc often hilarious and. Although you could feasibly finish the game without going via these routes, it is well worth it just for the extra fun you'll have.
Almost every level has a secret screen to access and most have more than one. The only exception seems to be the ‘0110x1 of Wizkid Past' level, but you never know, it might just be that we haven't found it yet.
The secret screens aren't the only sub- game elements. Every so often, apparently at random, you will be given an option to do a criw«word for points. Give it a whirl, you don't lose any thing if you fail. Each crossword is themed to the level you are on at the time, but be warned! They are very difficult and the time limits are short.
Amazement arcade The action and adventure continues through nine (increasingly difficult) levels until you hav e finished the main part of the game.
Now you have to rely on how well you have done so far to help you with the final showdow n: a boat race to Zark's island. Your crew is made up of the kittens you have released throughout the game, and not enough kittens means not enough speed. Zark will be able to beat you to his castle and pull up the drawbridge - at this point it's 'game over' lime and back to the beginning.
If you have a powerful enough team to make it to the castle before Zark then you must battle him at a game of his choice. I can't really see why Wizkid doesn't do the decent thing and run him through with a sword so the Wizard and Wizball can be liberated, but that’s not the way it goes. I'm not going to say too much about the final encounter, except that you w ill need as much money as you can get.
Oh. And a great love of classic arcade games wouldn't go amiss either.
With Wizkid (and Parasol Stars) Ocean have released two great arcade games in as many months. It makes you wonder w hy they keep putting out lame film licences when they can produce software of this quality. But they only produce what they think they will sell, and it's you and I who do the buying.
So rather than gnashing and grinding on about how crap Terminator 2 was why not go out and buy some quality software like this instead? You know it make sense.
Marcus Dyson S
• Colourful graphics and catchy tunes are spot-on for this type
of game.
• T otally weird sense of humour and bizarre gameplay make this
unique!) Entertaining.
• The 'collect money to spend in shop’, and
• find objects to use later’ elements are both unusual in an
arcade platform game.
• Superb arcade-style secret ending (but we’re not going to tell
you what it is).
93% Wizkid Ocean ¦ £25.99 Just wha game an; Cutesy platform games: they're cute and they've got platforms in 'em!
Or are they (and, indeed, have they)? Not the easiest genre to define, these games continue to be massively popular.
Marcus asks: why?
So! What is a cutesy platform game? The name suggests that it s a game with cute character sprites that leap around on platforms. And. By and large, this description is correct. They almost all have platforms in them and I can’t think of any that don't have cute heroes. In fact, they very often have cute baddies too!
But the genre isn't nearly that easy to define. Here in the Amiga Format office we all agree that Wizkid is a CPG (and a damned good one to boot), but it contains very few platforms - most levels contain none at all. But cutesy platform games do have several elements in common, besides the candy-coated sprites. Without exception they are tests of hand-to-eye co-ordination, timing and. Most importantly , of skill.
They sometimes even test the brain as well as the body. Many cutesy platform games have fiendishly clever systems for awarding power-ups. Cunningly secreted bonus levels or even straightforward 'collect, keep and use later' systems more commonly found in role- playing or adventure games.
Down at the arcade A better name for the genre may be 'arcade game', since it is in the arcades that they first gained popularity. From the earliest days of Donkey Kong hurling barrels down the rantps at a younger (and altogether less annoying) Mario, hosts of people have found pleasure in these bizarre games. But back in those days it was a much simpler matter to beat the machine. Just climb the ladders, swing 011 the ropes and get to the top of the screen. Not even a fight to the death with old Kong himself.
Once he saw you coming he just fled to the next screen to ready himself w ith a fresh supply of barrels to hurl at you. Nowadays, of course, things are a tad less simple. If you don't collect the power-ups in the right order they don't do the right job. If you don't collect The Amiga Format UNOFFICIAL Top 10 Platform Games... AUGUST 1992 Bubble Bobble from Ocean The first of the Rainbow Islands trilogy looks a little dated now, but a classic.
Out there is outnumbered some 19 to I by members of the less fair sex. So how come a sizeable proportion of you have got a copy of .VVii Zealand Story. Rodlaiul or Rainbow Islands lurking somewhere in your bedroom'.' I mean, they're not typically masculine games now are they? Don't get me wrong. I'm not poking fun. I think these games are just as wonderful as you do.
But we're flying in the face of convention here, we bovs playing with our computers.
Most people will tell you thal all we're interested in is death and destruction: shoot-em-ups.
Beat-em-ups. Kick-em-ins. Smart bombs, lasers, space ships, destroying planets, total genocide
- that's what computer games are all about.
They arc stunting our intellectual and emotional growth.
Of course, we know better. We know that computer games are honing our hand-to-eye co-ordination, our sense of timing and our analytical capabilities. And arcade games are among the best for this. You and I know that we don't have to fall prey to sexual stereotyping. We don't have to play shoot-em-ups just because we were born with a Y chromosome: we are masters of our ow n destiny. Masters of the joystick. And there are no games that tickle our joysticks as much as the cutesy plattorm game. Long may they prosper.
Ihe bonuses in the right order you don't get the mi per bonus. If you don't gel the super bonus sou don't get into the secret level. If you don't get to the secret level you can't finish the game. They aren't making it any easier for us.
In a way they are pure computer games because, unlike shoot-em-ups. Sports games or suns, they don't take their inspiration from the real world. These games exist purely in an ssorld dreamt up by the programmer and realised in a computer's circuitry.
Boys keep swinging But what is it about these games that keeps sou. The Amiga-owning public, buying them by the lorry load? Our recent reader survey (see pages 24-35 for the full results! Shows that you're a mainly male bunch. In fact, every girl s a platform way?
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Something old... Though Ugh! Might sound like just another platform game, it does have a special something that others in the genre don't. Many of the levels involve you having lo plan your route first, otherwise you'll come across various obstacles like knocking the more mature citizens into the brink ( the oldies, unlike the younger residents, can't swim, they just float for a while and then drown).
The levels go from being very difficult to incredibly tough later on in the game: where all the obstacles that were introduced earlier in the game all gang up against you. For example: smaller gaps between platforms, more dinosaurs, unmarked platforms and rising water levels all make for hard going, but all of them are 'do-able', eventually.
AUGUST 1992 65% Home ran! Th* resounding crack of ball against bon* told McGinty that H was tim* to stop using his plastarcast as a cheap substitute for a bat.
TV Sports Baseball Mindscape ¦ £25.99 Baseball, eh? Essentially a souped-up version of rounders, but with more pedantic rules and regulations which the TV Sports version sticks to like glue. You control each member of the batting team until three are out. Then you switch to the pitcher, and attempt to do th* same to the opposition.
Controlling your players is really simple: a click of the fire- button launches a ball or swings the bat. And the rest is down to luck (and maybe a bit of timing).
TV Sports provides a few good moments: panning views of the baseball field, accompanied by the commentator’s speech, but to be honest it's not exactly a world of excitement.
Nall Jackson Risky Woods Electronic Arts ¦ £25.99 Most kids have a fear of dark woods, but when evil demons are lurking there turning monks to stone, it's a mite more dangerous than normal. Risky Woods places you as a heroic adventurer who must enter the woods and free the petrified monks. Along th* way you can collect cash for extra weapons and bonus items from chests.
The presentation is as slick as they come, making it look very attractive. But th* gameplay is incredibly unfair at times, killing you where you have no control, taking time away and punishing you for things that aren't your fault. Too much luck is involved to make Risky * Woods a playable arcade bash.
Maff Evans O Now and again a game pops out of the sky and knocks you for six. Ugh!
Saunlered inlo the Amiga Format office looking like a harmless platform caper, bul it's a game that has taken us by complete surprise. The star of the show is a hairy caveman who has the hots for a blonde cavcbimbo.
The problem is he hasn't the funds to keep his love in the manner that she would like to become accustomed.
So how docs our hero raise the capital for his love? Well, while dosing under a tree an apple falls on his fuzzy bonce, and a fund-raising idea springs to his small prehistoric mind.
The wheel? Fire? Nope, nothing so basic, he dreams up a man-powered helicopter, then starts up the world's first door-to-door taxi service. You play the daring young man in his flying machine, ferrying his neighbours around from platform to platform - for a nominal fee.
So far. So good, but not everything on this primeval land is as simple as it appears. For Yes it was probably man's first word, and though the title is rudimentary the platform gameplay isn't.
LITTLE MONSTERS!
OK, so according to the history books, dinosaurs were long gone before man made his first appearance. But here in the land of Ugh the two species happily - well almost - coexist.
Dino - Big dinosaur, big breath. Dino may b« fast asleep but his snore is worse than his bite. He's usually positioned in a vertical corridor, so be really careful because if you pedal too close to him he could suck you right into the rocks. If you want to beat the beast, get really close, watch the timing of dino's snores, then pedal like the wind.
Triopterus - Most dinosaurs were harmless vegetarians. But this one's big, strong and head-butting helicopters is his favourite hobby. There's two ways to avoid getting bashed: either knock your customer into the water and pick them up there, or drop a rock on the beast's head and knock him out for a time while you do your stuff.
Bird - More like a pterodactyl than a pet budgie, if you stay still for too long it’s sure to come your way. One touch and you're dead, so steer well clear. To thwart his flapping, sit still, listen out for his squawk and wait till you see which way he's coming from. Then get out. Quick.
Rock - The rock is small enough to carry around, but heavy enough to do some damage. If you're running low on energy, drop the rock on the tree and pick up the fruit that falls. And dropping it from a height can knock a bird off course and brain a triopterus for a few seconds.
Be warned, if you've got the rock with you the natives won't tell you where they want to go.
61 AUGUST 1992 HARD DISK INSTALLABLE 41% As you go through ihe game il becomes obvious lhal Ugh! Is not only a good-looking game with great graphics (though sometimes the characters arc hidden against backgrounds of Ihe same colour) and fun to play to boot, but it's also very well put together. The collision detection is excellent. You can't balance on the end of platforms: at least half of the helicopter has to be on the platform before you can deliver anyone or pick anybody up.
And the control system works well, though it takes a while to get used to. But soon enough you're fighting your way through gale force winds and torrential rain.
As you might expect with a cutsie platformcr. There has to be some cute music, and yes there is some cutsie platform music. The sound on the other hand really stands out: it blends brilliantly with the game and is perfectly coordinated with the action on-screen. In fact the sound at times is an ally, listening out for danger is often your best defence, especially when avoiding head- on collisions with oversized scaly birds.
What's the saying? The pen is mightier than the spear? In Ugh! It's a case of having to be quicker on the draw than Billy the Kid ever was. The level codes appear so briefly and are written in such a horribly bubbly font, that getting them down on paper requires a great deal of determination.
The two-player option and the difficulty level choice add even more interest, if you're a little heavy handed then playing on the easy level can give you an edge, while the hard level is only for those with the most delicate joystick control. The two-player option is straight out of Sesame Street: cooperation is the key (if only taxi drivers today would take a leaf out of that book).
The sign of a bad game is you get so frustrated with it you want to take a 12-bore shot gun and blast the coders to kingdom come. Ugh! Doesn't get you annoyed with the game or the coders, but frustrated with yourself for not being good enough to beat it. But not so angry you don't come hack for more, and believe me you will.
Clare Hodgson © ? A simple and original concept turned into a great game.
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I Loads of levels, enough to keep platform addicts happy for days.
Ugh!
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Maff Ewans © Battle Isle Scenario Vol 1 UBI Soft ¦ £19.99 Just the thing for those of you that have completed all the levels in the original Format Gold-winning Battles Isle game.
This add-on disk comes with a new set of futuristic scenery squares, plus a whole range of new levels to go to war on.
The gameplay is the same as its predecessor, and you need the original game to prepare a working version with the new levels on. There are no new features or surprises; even the vehicles and aeroplanes are the same. But the game is still great fun and keeps you entertained for many an hour.
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64 AUGUST 1992 24% Neighbours Impulze ¦ £25.99 Imagine it: you've captured the licence of the century. So what sort of game should you design? A 'Mrs Mangel Is Dead' whodunit? A 'Bouncer The Dog' ball-chasing game?
Well, at least some sort of arcade adventure incorporating all the TV characters... Yes?
Nope. Impulze lash out the dosh for the licence of Neighbours (including likenesses of the Ramsay Street mob) and churn out a decrepit skateboard race game. Still, it might be worth playing: maybe there's some stonky, original cube-gleamin' going on?
Er... no. Take the graphics of Paperboy, the gameplay of Skate Or Die, the lasting interest of Back To The Future II and you're getting close to what must be the saddest licence of all time. Even the most hardened of Neighbours fans will be dreadfully disappointed with this inept little title.
Steve Jarratt O Millemiglia Simulmondo ¦ £25.99 Intent on programming a racing game, there must be lots of exciting modern events to choose from. So it begs the question, why on earth have Simulmondo chosen a cross-country race featuring the lumbering land wagons of the late 1920s?
Yes folksl Now you too can jump into your three-litre Alfa Romeo Super Sport and trundle leisurely across 1,000 miles of sparsely detailed Italian countryside. Whoopee.
True, it's all very neat with digitised piccies from that era, period typefaces and a reasonable 3D view. But the cars handle like whales and every time you go over a particularly brittle twig, you stop for repairs.
Once you've pottered between a few cities I doubt you'll be bothered to complete the whole Millemiglia. Somehow I don't think Formula One has much to worry about just yet.
Steve Jarratt ® With ihc pace honing up for ihe Barcelona Olympics, it's hardly surprising that Ihe software companies are pulling oul the slops lo gel ihcir sports simulations oul lo coincide wilh the start of ihc games. The latest digital combination of Olympic events comes from Empire in the form of International Sports Challenge.
The game is a combination of six sports, with various events being included in each discipline to make a total of 21 events. Up to four human players can compete, each player choosing the level they wish to play at on each discipline.
Each section is loaded individually from disk, the list of sports you wish to play being selected from a menu at the start of the game.
Once all the events have been completed, the final totals are added up and Ihe winner is presented with a nice gold medal animation (but there are no silver or bronze awards - bah).
Going for gold Although International Sports Challenge only contains six sports disciplines, the variety of Ihe events means that there arc actually around 20 events to play. Empire have tried taking a different approach to the usual sports simulation. Giving different control methods and perspectives on many of the events and including the novel idea of making the marathon a linking event.
However, for the most part the game seems to be just the same old stuff that we’ve been seeing for years. The 3D events are quite innovative. But even the cycling event is just an old-fashioned joystick-waggling affair (which is pretty much an outdated idea when you come down to it).
The diving can be annoying at times too, with the control method becoming ridiculously hard to execute, making the going extremely frustrating. As for the marathon, all you have to do is push up the effort to make the pace around two hours and keep taking water at the refreshment stands. Sure you could get a slightly better time by using some of the other functions. But there is no immediate effect on the game as you are playing it. Which makes it all seem a bit dull.
Although Empire have tried to take a different view of the genre. International Sports Challenge still doesn't lake the field of sports simulations any further than the original Epyx games released all those years ago.
Maff Evans £ I Some nice graphics and interesting perspectives on a couple of the events.
I Hefty disk access and swapping slows things dow n quite a hit.
I Some events are the same old thing seen time and time again, w hile others are novel, hut frustrating to play.
• A brave attempt, hut doesn't really offer much that is
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(ferdic) 68% Int Sports Challenge Empire ¦ £29.99 Diving Dives can be taken from three heights, or as a combination of a one and three metre springboard dive plus a five- metre high dive. To take a dive, you hit fire to start, then again to set the power, then move the joystick to follow a dot that moves around a circle.
This dot shows the moves you have to execute to complete a successful dive.
The dives are rated by difficulty.
AUGUST 1992 Swimming Swimming can be attempted at a number of levels, with a choice of stroke and distances (as well as a 4 x 100 metre medley event). After pulling down, then pressing up to perform the dive, you must move the joystick left and right to execute as long a stroke as possible. Timing your breathing is also important, otherwise you will be slowed down by a lung full of water.
Marathon The marathon is a link event which is played between the other events (it can only be attempted when you play a full competition, including all the other sports). You must set your runner's pace, effort and speed to try and run the 50-km distance in the quickest time. The right choice of refreshments to take at the stands can also affect your runner's performance. Make sure that he doesn't get too tired, or his pace will certainly start flagging.
58% SIX GREAT SPORTING MOMENTS Time to take a step back in time to your school's sports day. Only these events are a bit more advanced, but you're still allowed to make a pig's ear of it.
The approach angle on the water jump could be better. No it couldn't... CRASH!
Show Jumping The equestrian event is a first-person, 3D-view affair, with the player riding a horse through a polygon-based arena.
Pushing forward on the stick spurs the horse on, pulling back slows it down and left and right turn the horse in that direction. The key to beating the event is to time the approach to the fences and hit the fire-button to clear the obstacles.
Shooting The shooting events are probably the most wide-ranging of the six sports included. You can take part in trap shooting (where you must shoot pairs of clay-targets launched from a single point), skeet shooting (which has the targets launched from a pair of bases), target shooting (requires quick reactions to hit five targets before they disappear) and boar shooting (consists of a number of moving wildlife targets which must be hit on the run).
Cycling These are in the classic computer- sports sim mould. In other words it's a joystick waggler! After choosing the type of race (sprint or pursuit) and the distance, you must waggle and push up or down to adjust your position. For sprint you have to overtake your oppo-.
Nent and finish first, whereas pursuit pits you in a race to finish a certain distance in the quickest time.
KHH rslls Myth System ¦ £25.99 Most games that use mythology are happy to stick to one particular mythos. But System 3 seem to have bunged in the whole gang, from Thor and Odin through Medusa and Athena to Mars, the Roman god of war. You play the last of Queen Boudicca's warriors on a quest through various zones, containing a number of different legendary characters. You must use various weapons that you must try and obtain along the way to defeat the evil creatures contained in the game and reach the final battle.
The various graphic styles used to portray the different mythologies are very nicely drawn, and the sound adds a mysterious edge. However, the control and gameplay are a little stiff, giving the game very little depth of feeling. Apart from the graphics, you could be playing any beat-em-up. There is just nothing new to keep you interested.
Maff Evans O Jim Power in Mutant Planet Loriciel ¦ £25.99 Beneath the dreadful title and awful packaging lies a slick platform shoot-em-up. The visuals are technically excellent, boasting wonderful parallax scrolling. Sadly, this 3D effect is wasted on some very 2D-looking scenery.
The jump 'n' shoot action is nicely paced and unrelenting, with lots of stuff to kill, collect and negotiate. Jimbo himself is very controllable and the only bugbear is that he doesn't fire when he's running. With five big levels this game deserves a look-in from all but the most fervent strategists. 11*~. 1 * I Steve Jarratt D 125 +
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with tradition, spoiling the suspense and making the rest of
this review redundant. The Perfect General is actually quite a
splendid war-game. As mentioned proudly (several times) in the
90 pages of instructions, it's based on an acclaimed, manual
war-game system. You know, the kind that bearded men die of
old age before completing.
Sadly, as with so many others of its ilk. It still hasn't managed to get its act together in the presentation department. It takes a good 30 minutes to install on to two floppies and there's a fair amount of disk-swapping once you're up and running, though presumably the hard-drive option speeds things along no end.
The Perfect General Mia Tat It in i K ,s6 f unit: (r Hit: (» My worthy opponent has me pinned down outside Moscow, while his artillery pounds my hapless reinforcements. Damn you, Colonel Custard.
Once in the game you'll find the graphics reasonably clear but extremely boring, and the sound restricted to a few plinks and some fairly dire samples when any unit fires on the enemy. In its favour the user interface is very HARD DISK M’s nice out here in the Steppes. The wind is cool, the sun is shining end the people ere happy. Let’s drive some tenks over them end set fire to their grendmothers.
- well thought out. With hot keys for every command. Although
the game's tendency to quit out when you cancel a disk option
can cause some snapped nerves.
OK. Enough gripes about the front end.
Where it scores highly is in the game itself. It's a standard taking-tums-to-movc-thc-icons- about-the-hexagonal-map affair, but the rules have been honed to a shiny and altogether satisfying point. It's an exciting, absorbing game.
In each of the 14 scenarios, ranging from simple skirmishes to full-scale sieges, your job is to fight off the opposition and take control of various towns and cities. The various units you command have finely-balanced strengths and weaknesses, and for added fun you can give the enemy a rather nasty surprise by instructing your chaps to return fire when hit or open up on any passing unit during the others' turn.
Although the two-player mode is best, the Amiga plays a mean game itself, drawing an opponent profile at random from a large selection of cunning generals.
I loved this game. It's incredibly easy to grasp the rules, and hellishly good fun trying to outwit and outdo your opponent. The somewhat pedestrian pace of play is soon forgotten when the shells begin to fly and the chess-like combination of simple rules and deep strategy means tons of lasting appeal. Almost perfect.
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• Tremendously playable and easy to pick up.
• More options than you could fit comfortably in a large shopping
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When a game is a long lime in production. The feelings around the time of its release are fairly mixed. On the one hand there's the excitement that it's finally going to arrive, but this is tinged with apprehension and reservations on whether it has been worth the wait. Ocean's long-awaited (over two years in fact) spacc- battle saga. Epic, is a game which fits into the category. Can the incredibly long wait really be worth it in the end? Well... not really.
The story behind the game is basically a reworking of Baillesiar Galaciica. With the human race fleeing disaster in a massive fleet of ships. After an admittedly impressive introduction sequence - a massive fleet of animated ships flying away from the doomed planet - you have to take on a scries of missions as a pilot on the experimental Epic fighter. The first mission is pretty much a direct steal from Galaciica. With the player having to blast a path through a minefield before the fleet can pass. Next it's a series of attack runs on the Rexxon bases, destroying their communication systems,
supply lines and defence systems. Later in the game, you must take part in space battles along with other fighters in the human fleet, ending up with a massive attack on the Rexxon Emperor's personal space cruiser.
Elitist?
Originally it was planned to make Epic a wide-ranging. Elite-style 3D space shoot-cm- up. Trading and strategy game. What it has actually turned out to be is a pretty bland, simplistic 3D shoot-em-up with a few fancy polygon spaceships.
The fact is there arc so many annoying quirks that leave you screaming at the screen.
For example, when you try to lock on to a target using the waypoint computer, it will only guide you to one particular target out of all the ones available, even if you've already destroyed that one!
Some of the missions arc a bit of a mystery to begin with, so you have to guess what you're supposed to be doing. Where are the nice animated computer briefings? Left out of the Amiga version, it appears. Added to all this, perhaps the most galling aspect is that the game is incredibly easy to finish. Pretty much everyone who has played the game, to our knowledge, completed ail the missions within two hours of first starting the game. Doesn't really seem to be worth the money, does it?
Don't believe the... So after all the hype, the long delays and the promise of a massive space saga, all we have is a futuristic, toned-down version of F29 with less missions and less than challenging gameplay.
Sony, but adding a few in-between animations (which take a while to plod through, many of them being repeated) doesn't improve things.
Digital Image Design started the project so long ago. But have been working on newer (and better) games, leaving little time for finishing Epic. However, Ocean decided they still wanted to release the title, but Digital Image couldn't get it together in time. So we're left with a rushed job just to get the thing released.
The result is an out-of date shoot-cm-up.
Maff Evans 'Zi THE EAGER PUBLIC SPEAKS Epic managed to enter the charts at number three last month, which shows a lot of people have been looking forward to the game. But has it been worth the wait?
Within three days of the game being initially released, a large number of level codes flooded into Gamebusters (there were 11 just this morning), along with letters describing how disappointed they were on spending £30 for less than two hours entertainment (some even returned the game and asked for a refund). A few letters said they enjoyed the game while it lasted, but they would have liked a bit more of It.
Mr JS Smith from Sheffield had terrible trouble with the game, finding that it wouldn't work on his 1.3 Kickstart machine with 1Mb of chip RAM. Chris Chant's letter is fairly typical: "I bought Epic and completed it the very same dayl2 and David Rad from Merseyside summed it up: “It's a pity that they gave a cheat for it in the box." Very true!
AUGUST 1992 A case of a lot of presentation, but not enough gameplay.
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• Thirty quid. Two hours from start to finish.
That's more expensive than going down to the arcade and playing coin-ops!
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So it's often very easy to forget that creatures lurking beneath platforms can simply walk up and over edges to appear directly in front of you (not nice).
Nevertheless. Cool Croc 7 i ins plays excellently, it is incredibly easy to get in to.
A screen is completed once you have smashed your crocodile's head against each of the scene's level indicators three times. With each Glasgow kiss, another bar of the indicator is illuminated until eventually the whole analyser bursts into life at once to a triumphant piece of music. When two of you play head-to-head, each of the indicators has six sections instead of three, and Punk and Funk must race to light all of their halves first. You might think that headbutting hi-fi equipment is easy, but for Punk and Funk it's made incredibly difficult by some very annoying creatures who follow
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Cool Croc Itoins Meel Punk and Funk: by far Ihe coolest crocs around. Suitors of sexy crocette-babe. Daisy, they ’re the weirdest comic duo to hit your machine since Bub and Bob. These strange and very pretentious little critters star in the new cutesy puzzle game. Cool Croc Twins. It’s the age- old tale which inspired many coin-ops: complete the game to get the girl, bash a few nasties on the way. Find the odd little secret bonus and so on. However, here we have something that's just a little unusual.
For instance, you have to headbutt level indicators in order to complete each screen f~ I you know , those little spectrum analyser C"j lights which jump up and down on your The Galleon o* Long John Jackson. The arrows on this screen change the Cl Stereo?)! A series of walls and blocks provide croti' «*9h« in the direction indicated, and then rotate 90 degrees, y your route to these lights along with one of two movement control methods. These allow vQ your crocodile to move in either clockwise or
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Shiny, happy reptiles. From the moment you boot up. Things are instantly attractive. A cute intro leads up to the main options screen (groovy tunes play in abundance at this point) where you can either decide to play by yourself or with a friend in simultaneous, two-player mode. Then, after the first game, you're hooked!
What's up Croc?
Cool Croc Twins has been very well presented (you even get a free T-shirt in the box!), and fortunately has been very well written as well.
A level retum-code facility (which lets you skip all the bits you've done before) and the simultaneous two-player head-to-head mode make it a game which won't just get put away.
Eventually it will lose its appeal because of the lack of variety or different screens. An in-built screen designer would have made it a brilliant package but as it stands. Cool Croc Twins is still very, very good.
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P&WIGkv Mic) 88% Graham Taylor's Soccer Challenge Big sporting events are quite often responsible for the release of quite a few computer sports games. This year sees a number of athletic-style games to coincide with the Olympics and the European Soccer Championships have prompted the appearance of a number of soccer games.
Krisalis haven't missed the bandwagon either, with their Graham Taylor-licensed management game.
As England fans will have noticed.
Graham Taylor's boys didn't manage to do the business in the European Championships, being knocked out of the first round!
However, if you think you can do better and urge your team through a victorious season, you now have the chance to try.
MEEDS 1 MEG You are placed in the driving seat of a hopeful third-division side trying to break through to the higher divisions (and win one or two cup matches to boot). As well as the usual After a brutal barging tackle, Flynn has to take an early bath and sit out of the game for the neat few weeks.
Picking of team members and organising of training, you also have to do some nifty dealing to keep your side together. Teams of scouts can give you reports on other teams and players. Allowing you to keep tabs on the players worth investing in in Ihe transfer market. Eor some extra talent, there is also a squad of trainees, who must he watched and contracted into the side if they arc up to it.
Graluim Taylor's Soccer Challenge is a very slickly produced footy manager game, with more options and features than s our usual management sim. Even though there is a lot of game content, the game still manages to offer a lot of smooth presentation to keep you interested. The match-day sections arc well done, replacing the usual tiny, badly-animated sprites with some very nice-looking football. There is even a match report at the end of the game in authentic reproductions of the sports page in local papers.
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Ashes of Can you cope with a country in strife? Become a Gorby protege in this topical strategy game.
The effect is impressive as vectors and sprites are scaled and stretched to create a convincing pitch environment.
Unfortunately, the game is practically unplayable: it's almost impossible to keep track of what's going on and you can't instantly swap control from one player to another. This leads to an overwhelming feeling of disorientation.
There's a comprehensive tactical and team management aspect to the game, but when it plays as badly as this, who cares?
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Dylan Dog - The Murderers Simulmondo ¦ £25.99 Poor old Dylan Dog (a man with a miserable childhood, no doubt) is. Apparently, the star of the 'No. 1 Italian comic book'. Our hero has had the misfortune to attend a party at which everyone goes barking mad and tries to maim everyone else. Mr Dog's task is to suss it all out and be the hero.
Fat chance. Dylan strolls around this flick-screen 'whodunit' as if hunting for his car keys, rather than the forces of evil. Every time you enter a new screen, the game pauses, displaying a little picture to keep you entertained.
The high point of this adventure comes when Dylan bumps into other party-goers. Unfortunately, the ensuing hand-to-hand combat is totally naff.
If the comic book was as slow and tedious as this it would soon be heading for treble figures in the comic charts.
Steve Jarratt O The General, sighing. Ihrew himself into his pilot chair and rested his feet on the console of the flying sub. He cursed under his breath. What had made him accept the UC mission on this hellhole of a conli- nent? A moribund empire in its last throes, its nationalities on the brink of war. Strikes and social unrest in so many of the 40 provinces - and only a fortnight left to pacify the region.
If he failed, nuclear missiles would be let loose setting the earth on fire. Suppressing a shudder, the General pointed his craft towards Liman, where his supporters would be waiting... Lethal Pursuit Have you solved all the puzzles? Saved dozens of worlds? Done it all? Try Ashes of Empire'.
Mike Singleton's latest straicgy-cum-3D- action piece asks no less of you than to single-handedly manage the resources and defuse the explosive ethnic mixture of a vast empire tom apart by social strife.
You have to work your way from a border province lo the heartland, visiting strategically important places to gather a band of supporters. With sufficient stocks and resources, and the backing of five nationalities and a strong team of engineers, administrators, the military and medics, your goal is to try to pacify a continent. A handful of weeks stand between you and the spark that will ignite nuclear holocaust. Arc you up to the challenge?
Don’t be daunted by the prospect of deploying endless streams of troops. You operate in a meticulously-designed scenario (aptly underlined by different movements of ravinsky's dramatic Firebird Suite). You are wel- . Corned to the region by a fine layout of icons on a set of fractal maps, which are divided into six V stages. Location backdrops provide specific information and hundreds of individual character portraits. Once you are familiar with the choices, the interface might be too straightforward for some players.
For convenience use the mouse lo click your way through decisions via icons (each action takes a certain amount of time) and steer vehicles with your keyboard or joystick. The 3D movement and battle scenes, refined since their appearance in the two Midwinters, add an element of immediacy to the predominantly static-screened game - a fine alternation.
Movements arc fluid, with that uncanny realism typical of Mike and his team (by all means, do some diving just for the fun of it!).
Maps, on the other hand, do need time to load, favouring owners of RAM expansions. Still.
Ashes is playable on small Amigas.
Woo. Trick or pacify people into helping you. Each character you wish to recruit needs specific treatment, these are represented by a choice of eight behaviour icons. People come and go as they follow their daily routine, so be prepared to have missed the constructor general at the works by just an hour.
The Confederation of Syndicalist Republics (CSR) comprises five republics with about eight provinces each. Overlying this geopolitical grid is a finely-structured social one. Geographically scattered all over the empire, five nations with a president each vie for supremacy. Every nation is split into four ethnic factions, and has an acknowledged leader, the governor. Four professional classes with various internal ranks belong to each faction. As a General and special envoy of the world organisation the United Community, plan your steps well to juggle with * the delicate situations
within a narrow time limit.
You must liaise with representatives of the groups on as high a level as possible. You can befriend them by supplying vital resources specific to their situation and location, they will eventually pledge support and gain you votes. They will help you with transport, ammunition, information on various locations (which will be displayed on your maps in increasing detail) or even help you sabotage military installations to force peace, if necessary. Occasionally, you will even gain yourself an extra day or two.
Ashes of Empire Mirage ¦ £29.99
• Intriguingly well-researched scenario.
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United Nations of Singleton Ashes impresses with the sheer multitude of individual characters, landscapes and possible encounters. Unlike action orientated predecessor Flames of Freedom, cross-country chases and 3D battle scenes can be reduced to less than a third of the entire game - if the player so wishes. Of course, a large number of vehicles are available, ranging from a flying sub to a cargo plane. The General can romp around to his heart's content above or below sea, on the ground or in the air in a host of craft.
However, the attractive presentation and comfortable interface cannot disguise the lack of depth in the gamcplay itself. While the background is vastly expanded on in the excellent manual, the actual in-game options seem to remain limited to talking to the right people in the right places at the right time and (al (locating resources upon demand. Encounters remain abstract and somewhat superficial. The subtleties of higher diplomacy will be missed by veteran strategists spoilt by the Koci range or by Balance of Power.
It's a challenging mixture nevertheless, and it comes highly recommended to all those deterred by dry tables and endless menus, but with the mettle to solve problems under pressure. For players with a keen political interest, it's a must!
Eva Hoogh O Steel Empire Electronic Arts ¦ £29.99 A laudable attempt to combine strategy war-gaming with arcade action. It pitches you against both human and computer players, offering a variety of tactics and strategies for global domination. Your conquest commences with a large map. Which you attempt to spread yourself around.
Empire This section of the game sets up the combat which inevitably follows.
Once your robot armies are thrown together in combat it’s down to your arcade skills with a plane-view scrolling shoot-em-up. Shoot them first and you win the territory; fluff it and you've lost a robot-team.
And that's it until someone (or something) dominates the whole landscape. War-gamers will hate it because of the arcade element arcade-junkies will find the the strategy sections boring.
Steve Jarratt '! Dojo Dan Europress ¦ £25.99 In order to vanquish the evil Valrog. Dojo Dan must first traverse his way through 20 massive levels full of platforms, puzzles and pick-ups. This is a computer game which thinks it's a console cartridge: fast very pretty, joystick-friendly and dead playable.
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The problem with Dojo Dan is the constant and unrelenting attack you come under from all manner of creatures. Dan must be a very unpopular bloke, because every living thing in the vicinity has come out to hit him, throw things at him or just get in the flippin' way. And it's this incessant barrage which eventually makes it grow tiresome. Great if you like your games packed to very the brim “ ~ 80% with hassle.
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Barnes Football Frustration reigns supreme, and you'll be shouting at the screen w ith the same amount of agony that you probably used when you watched the real matches on telly, so in that respect. John Barnes European Football is accurate. But gameplay fun. It certainly isn't.
Sing when yer winning It's difficult to work out which is the biggest travesty - England's performance during the ill-fated European Championships. Or Krisalis's John Barnes European Football.
With so many top-rated footballers England had no excuse to be playing so badly, and with so many top-rated football games around.
Krisalis have no excuse for releasing this dog.
They can't be blamed for Barnes's injury, but they sure as hell carry the can for this lousy offering. If you only buy one football game this season, make sure it isn't this one. Oh. And Bamsie - get well soon mate, it looks like we'll need you more than ever.
Neil Jackson O AUGUST 1992 77» MEEDS 1 MEC Th* goal-mouth action is pretty limited. But then so are th* skills of your goalie. He's got two left feet and hands like a princess.
John Barnes Football Krisalis ¦ £25.99
• Poor animation and sluggish game controls.
• Almost as sad as the real thing.
• Smacks of a quickly brushed-up version of Manchester I’nited.
• You’d be better off having a quick kick- about in the park.
You can choose your home team from the eight contenders for the European Cup, but if you choose Yugoslavia, you're not allowed to play.
The Championships started. This leaves Krisalis with more egg on their faces than that nice Mister Major chappie.
John Barnes European Football is a nofrills. Bash-the-ball-around football game, and not a lot more. Essentially a revamped version of Manchester United with an improved pitch and slightly better graphics. John Barnes looks like a cynical marketing ploy to relieve you of a bit more of your hard-earned dosh in the name of football.
Sick as a parrot There are a few improvements which make the game a little better than its predecessor.
Arrows underneath the players make sure you know which way you should be kicking, and the noise of the crowd adds a fair helping of atmosphere. But overall, the experience is disappointing. Instead of the lightning-fast mega-heroes you expect to be controlling, you're given a bunch of virtually indistinguishable geeks (with the exception of Barnes himself! Who react like they have semi-hard concrete in their boots. There's also a strange tendency for your players to move faster he European Football Championships are over and we lost again, nothing new there. What a disaster! It's enough to
make you run out into the street and bum your collection of footie games as a public statement. But before you do. You'll want to know whether or not John Barnes European Football is worth buying, just to make the bonfire complete.
It must have seemed like a good idea at the time, when Krisalis decided to go for good of Johnny as their choice of front-man for their European Championships tie-in. Now they must be bicycle-kicking themselves in disgust, and not just because we got knocked out of the running - poor old Bamsie didn't even make it on to Ihe plane to Sweden.
Thanks to an unfortunate injury , just before pa 1 ~rT~ HP h PS ¦pin S "
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ruins any chance you had of reclaiming the ball in open ground.
All you need is one Swede to come running along and they're off
with the ball like a shot.
The performance of your goalie isn't much better. Try a pass-back manoeuvre from just outside the box. And your gloved guardian leaps into the air accompanied by tumultuous applause from the audience. Why? Maybe because Krisalis weren't expecting you to play real football, perhaps?
You have a few options which you can select at the beginning of each game. You can vary the playing length from 10 minutes to the full hour-and-a-half. Or change the weather.
Setpicccs. Like free-kicks and penalties can be disabled if all you want is continuous ball-on- foot action. The silliest option has to be the one which lets you control only Barnes: from then on. The game becomes ridiculous. The camera stays with the ball, and Barnes's position is marked on the scanner in the same colour af all your other players, so it's virtually impossible to tell where he is.
Jerky, badly-animated sprites combine with poor ball control to make life even harder for the football aficionado. The small view of the pitch is not large enough to set up any really good passes, and even when you aim a free-kick at one of your own blokes, lie usually runs away as soon as the ball is kicked.
John European From the darkest corner of the Nth dimension, comes the hippest cosmos dweller ever to take centre screen righteous dude is on his way.
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CARVER HOUSE. 2-4 CARVER STREET, SHEFFIELD SI 4FS Dr Peter Turcan has a reputation for building solid war- games based on complex mathematics. Dreadnoughts takes his work a bit further, and is based on naval warfare from the early twentieth century. No planes, no missiles, just huge great guns and armour plate.
Most of the graphics consist of naff, lo-res 3D views. The core of the game is ordering your flagship and others under your command to manoeuvre and shoot at the enemy. Type the command wrong and ifs like playing Colossal Cave again.
Brave and different Dreadnoughts is a text adventure disguised as a war-game. Great if you've a vivid imagination and an interest in the subject but I despise it You can't edit battles, and new sets are £17 a time. I prefer pen and paper battleships.
Pat McDonald AUGUST 1992 Conflict: Korea US Gold SSI ¦ £34.99 SSI have been doing war-games for absolutely years, but they are always computer versions of board war-games (the ones with lots of little counters and dice) so I wasn't expecting much from this offering.
The game is set during the Korean war, which is a new era for me so the novelty helped. Three different variations can be played, and a future mid-Nineties one too. The aerial dimension is good, different air forces can be sent on different tasks. It has to be said that the Communist air force is more of an idea than a threat but aerial play balance isn't in evidence. Bomb them Reds!
Lay on top of this an excellent point-and-click interface, fairly fast screen update, lots of options to change the land war play balance and it makes for a fine war-game. Nothing new but better than other recent SSI .
Releases. And it multi-tasks! Iir 111.A * Pat McDonald ( Ishar - Legend Is Eye of the Beholder the limit for role-playing interaction? Ishar proves where there's life there's hope.
Final goal of getting into Ishar and killing Krogh before he does any more damage.
Wandering around the countryside by means of Dungeon Afosrer-like movement arrows, you inevitably encounter other characters. These can be recruited, but only after a vote from the rest of your team (assuming you’ve got a team) - if they don't like the new addition, they're out. The characters have the usual attributes, like strength, spell-casting ability and experience.
But there's more to the characters than that. They each have their own psychology, so friendships may form between them. If you want to get rid of a team member, you've got two options: dismissal or murder. If the character in question is a good friend of the other team members, then they'll vote against you and you're stuck with him. You could just do him in. But then if one of the other characters is the dead one's friend, he may very well attack the murderer. It's a delicate business, and some parts of the quest depend on this interaction.
Most of Kendoria is countryside, but there arc towns here and there. Wherever you are you usually find some odd but intercsting- Wasn't Ishar that awful film with Warren Beatty and the short guy?
No indeed, that was Islitar. And it had lots of camels in. Ishar has a noticeable lack of camels, but lots of scenery.
Remember a game called Crystals of Arhorea? Probably not - it wasn't very good.
Anyway, this is the sequel, and the plot is something like this: the land of Kendoria (formerly Arboreal has been plunged into darkness... evil ruler called Krogh built fortress... called Ishar... go and kill him... etc. Thus you find yourself alone in some pleasant countryside with just a sword in hand and a shady figure off in the distance. Your aim is threefold: lo find some other stout adventurers, to find out what the hell you're supposed to be doing and then to do it. Easy.
Character acting Ishar is pretty much a standard role-playing game. You wander around the landscape, recruiting characters (for some reason every character in the game is very partial to the phrase "Warm tear" as a greeting or farewell), finding objects, killing monsters and getting clues. Sub-quests lead you on further to your of the Fortress looking places lo visit, which may be private houses, inns, training grounds or shops. The latter arc useful for stocking up on spell ingredients such as Gargoyle Claw. These ingredients arc mixed in certain doses and arrangements to form a spell,
though the magi- cally-capable character has to learn the spell by training before he she can use it. Spells range from Ihe crap, like Sleep, to the frankly godlike. Like Resurrection or Repulse (sends opponents to Hell).
Amounts of time trekking round the Kendorian countryside. Still, at least the graphics are worth looking at. And there are some pleasant samples lo be heard.
Apart from its unnecessarily inflated price.
Isliar is a solid little game with lots to offer.
Kendoria needs you. Go on. Help them out - they'll love you forever. Wann tear!
Ed Ricketts Ishar Daze Marketing ¦ £29.99 Happiness is a long hike
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Hhar (Bless you). The sum of Ishar's parts is definitely more than its whole. While no aspect of the game is really more than just above average, they blend in a very pleasing way to make up a wholly enjoyable game.
Anyone who's dabbled in the murky RPG waters before should feel very comfortable w ith the decidedly non-radical control systems used. This can only be a good thing - instead of struggling with the icons you're struggling w ith the puzzles and monsters.
The graphics really are quite gorgeous, and they look better and better as you continue playing. Apparently there arc 20.000 locations and 160.000 views. While we're on the statistics. There are also 30 characters. 150 enemies and 40 possible spells. While all this hugeness adds to the game it docs mean you spend large (5 GET TO GRIPS WITH GAMES!
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Hostile Breed base-defence system and the computer terminal. The most important is the reactor, because it demands careful handling to prevent it exploding. It's down to you to balance the levels of power required around the base complex. If you overload it. You're history .
The production line is your only hope of restoring order. It creates a supply of robots which trundle along fixing holes, mending cables and putting new rails in the ceiling.
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In short. Hostile Breed is an eight level shoot-em-up. But it's laid out in such a way that you can get to any level whenever you like. The control centre is a vital piece of the AUGUST 1992 Breach Detector: Radar cross-hairs zoom around the base, showing you where the holes are. Block the holes; less aliens.
Alien Position Indicators: a blue line equals a screen-width of aliens. The more lines, the more aliens in the wing. The longer the line, the more aliens there are in that screen-width.
Number of batteries: Batteries are used on special landing pads where you may find extra guns and grenades.
Following the success of Apidya and Sim Ant. Insect-related games are hack in vogue, or so it would seem. And Palace’s release is no exception, pitching you against hordes of insect-nastics in a deep- space moonbase. But it has a few other elements which make it something more than just another blast-em-up.
Hostile Breed combines all the excitement and action of a shoot-em-up with the strategy elements you’d expect to find in a simulation.
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Shuttle service You're provided with a nifty little shuttle craft which you fly down the wings of the moon- base. You can attach it to a special monorail in the ceiling and whiz off dow n the corridor at high speed. The shuttle is armed, but at first it's not exactly bristling with hardware. You need to build this up later using the base's production facilities.
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Communications Window: warnings appear here, informing you that robots are being attacked, or the reactor is overloaded.
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Neil Jackson Breach Damage Level: number of robots needed to block up the holes.
Lives: you start with five. Score: each alien is worth a few points.
Reactor: click here to move to the Reactor Control screen.
Robot Production: click here to move to the Robot Production line where you build the repair robots.
Shuttle Hangar: click here to move to the shuttle deck where you can fit extra weapons to your craft.
Defence Systems: click here to move to the Defence control room where you operate the base's in-built insect-repellent systems.
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Computer Info System: click to access the moonbase's database.
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Panzer Battles models scenarios exclusively on the eastern front during WWII. You play either the Germans or the Russians, commanding vast corps and armies split into many sub units. The dramatic weather of the Steppes takes its toll on both sides.
Six scenarios are included as is an editor for making your own.
It's got lots of rough edges (the file requester is terrible) but it feels original, has pace and gives a feel of real military command. Definitely recommended if you like the period.
Pat McDonald O K ¦0' fig The settlers tend to wander about, gathering local produce and storing it in the colony warehouse for transportation to the markets in Europe.
Discovery Impressions ¦ £29.99 Following in the steps of Columbus? Well he didn't walk across the Atlantic did he? This game places you as a European power trying to rip off the New World as economically as possible. You go broke, game over. Quite an innovative theme.
You have four opponents who make life tough, and there’s five extra scenarios for those who want to discover real new worlds.
Cutesie but blocky graphics of settlements, soldiers and ships help add life to what is a management game. The map is just a wall of fog at the beginning of the game. Sending out ships to found colonies (preferably with lots of local resources) is just the start of a quite engrossing little game.
The controls are fiddly and buggy. The manual is flash but useless for learning how to play the game.
For the patient it can be absorbing, but it lacks pace. Not a patch on j Pirates for playability.
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Psygnosis have managed to impress time and time again with their innovation and quality game design. We now expect to receive an audio-visual treat whenever we pick up one of their glossy, black boxes.
However, too many Psygnosis creations have fallen short of the mark due to poor playability. Shadow of llie Beasl is a prime example of this art-before-gameplay' syndrome: it looks great, but it's just too hard!
What, though, do we think about Aqtiavenlttra? Well it just falls short, not because of naff graphics and sound, but because of a lack of variety.
Dare to be different For starters, it's got one of the oldest storylines on record! Yep. It s the ’post-holocaust invasion from space' story again (last man on the planet goes out for revenge, etc. etc): a bunch of nasty extra-terrestrials called the Spurcians have taken advantage of the Earth's predicament to launch an invasion. The eight remaining underwater colonies have been taken over and only a handful of people FORMAT m AUGUST 1992 Josh Aldrin. Your carriage awaits. Time to go and expunge the Spurcian menace. Did you remember the matches to light the gas?
Small, spinning top-like enemies, bizarre segmented caterpillar-like enemies, radar scanners and even traffic cones; it’s up to you to track down and destroy your target according to your brief, no matter what size or shape it may be.
Remain alive, aboard an orbiting freight vessel called Gcnesite tgosh. What an uncannily appropriate name!). In a last-ditch attempt to liberate the colonies, a lone warrior called Josh Aldrin ilhat's you. That is) is sent planet-side to send the Spurcian scum lo meet their maker Genesile. However, doesn't survive. Making Josh the last human in existence; his mission is now one of revenge!
Polygon without a cause An incredibly good intro sequence leads up to the action (it fills the whole of disk one as per usual) and a nice, haunting tune begins as you reach the attractive main screen All OK so far.
However.
Yes, you did! Gas Mark 5, afterburners on and the guy standing behind the engines gets burnt to a light frazzle. Off into the wild blue yonder.
Before each linking section, you are updated by a briefing screen which tells you of the perils you are about to face. Here you are about to be warped back to 1981 to face a vector tunnel game. When you finally start, the tunnel section actually looks exactly like this. Don't hit the sides!
The game itself is a rather odd mixture of game and graphic styles which only just seem to work together. You could call Aquaventura a flight sim for the most part, but there is 110 cockpit view available; you are given an external view from behind your craft at all times.
This doesn't work very well at all. Because objects can pass between the ship and your viewpoint, blinding you for a few seconds. A cockpit view (with exterior views available) would also have improved update speed because the computer would have had less to manipulate on screen. Anyway, there is so little to see of Ihe craft from behind, that it seems pointless to have made the thing so detailed!
Enemy vehicles meanwhile are made up of bobs, the scenery is made up of polygons.
And the end-of-level alien of veclorballs! All movement and combat occurs above a Hat. Blue- striped surface which is obviously meant to be the sea. But you are in fact left with the impression that you're flying at low level above a twinkling deckchair! Despite all this however, there is still much in Aquaventura'a favour. Movement is.
On the whole, very smooth, although sometimes the end-of-level guardian can slow things down a little. And then there's the tunnel section, which you must navigate in order to get from level lo level. This is made up of line vectors!!), although your ship still remains a solid 3D image. Clearly, a polygon tunnel would have been impractical and the mixed idea works very well. Extra weapons and fierce combat (which doesn't slow screen update - you're fighting bobs remember?), also add to the game's playability.
In the end. Though, things just get more and more samey since the only real difference between levels is the amount w Inch needs to be done for their completion. Ultimately there isn't much incentive to complete the game once you've died on level nine and have to start again from the beginning.
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• Excellent intro sequence; one of the best ever from Psygnosis.
• Good music on the whole, although difTerent music for each
level would have been nice.
• An interesting variety of graphic styles are employed
throughout the game.
• The bob-aliens work particularly well.
• Too hard, too quickly; there’s no real way of avoiding
missiles!
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MEEDS 1 MEG The old software house myth states that a good game will always shine through, and it doesn't really matter about the graphics and sound: they're just the icing on the cake. We’re not saying that Vlindscape believe this, but a close look at D- Generation reveals that the cake in question, although good enough to eat in large amounts, is probably a scone, and thus doesn't qualify for any icing at all.
Generation XS The basic idea behind D-Generation is nothing particularly new. But it does make for a fun game. You're a courier, and you've arrived at the offices of a giant genetic research establishment with a package for the big boss. On your arrival, you discover that the building has been overrun by escaped genetic mutations, and the staff are holed up and hiding. Pretty soon you realise that the package you're holding has something to do w ith getting rid of the mutants - but you've got to find the head honcho to make it happen. So. You have to negotiate ten floors of twisting
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Rooms with computer terminals are worth checking closely. The terminals are all linked to a central database which can often reveal some interesting and useful information about the creatures you’re trying to deal with.
Some doors are locked until you find the appropriate security key. These are usually tucked away in some dangerous corner. Here fast-moving plasma bars threaten to cut you in half as you weave your way to the key.
AUGUST 1992 guarded rooms in your search for the chief, and on your way you score extra lives for rescuing the cowering staff. Sounds simple, but it's one of those game plots that constantly has you dipping in for 'just one more go.'
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The Generation Gap
I) Generation's only saving grace is its gamc- play. On the face
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PC emulation?
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There's no style in PC games!
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SOFTWARE AND 2 MIDI CABLES £24.95 W Your desk, the desk that is yours and belongs to you.
There's a phone and tons of papers and they're all yours as well. And it’s all in grey which is probably how you'll end up after a few hours.
This is where you come every day to find out where to go next. Exciting innit?
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bit of a historical curiosity. You see. We don't have secrecy
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We certainly don't have hidden bodies controlling our destiny, according to Mr Major.
We have defence of the realm and national security but not secrecy or conspiracy.
Floor 13. From dear old Virgin Games (didn't all of them go to Cambridge with Philby. Blunt and McClean?). Does though. It Floor forces you to become the unthinkable
- a civil servant with less credibility than the West Midlands
Serious Crime Squad, a spy- master with more fingers in , more
pies than an octodigital Sainsbury's baker.
You are a minister without portfolio (officially). This means that you are assigned lo a made-up ministry at the top of a tower somewhere in London. Il is your task to ensure the integrity of this special country while making sure that the prime minister stays happy and retains the confidence of the electorate. Your power and influence are wide reaching: you can order kidnappings, frame-ups. Even murders of anyone who your network of spooks, bobbies and narks are led to believe might compromise the glory that is the United Kingdom.
AUGUST 1992 What ho!
Yes. That's right, you are exactly the kind of well-mannered, public-school educated good chap that glories in seeing the Birmingham Six. Guildford Four and even the West Ham United 55.000 put behind bars for a few years
- it looks great in the stats and keeps nice Mr
Major Smith Gould Ashdown Porrit dead happy for weeks. However,
thug-searching someone's apartment, arresting, interrogating
and eventually killing their friends isn't all plain sailing.
You're doing well and. Because of this, so is the government.
All you have to do is avoid bad publicity and it could be a knighthood next.
You are deluged with information from all quarters about German terrorists entering the country. Oxbridge dons publishing books that might get up a few- noses and sons of OPINION POLL I Ms as• I j t. Reoa Reports ?
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43 SIH ¦ m os We have a two point lead Target date in 20 days | soire* MR: important couid-bc masons who might be drug-addicted filthy spies with possible homosexual tendencies (which, you would have thought, would have been a boon rather than a limitation in the world of security). But the prime minister and the rest of the Whitehall mandarins might not be too pleased if you arrest a friend of the family or are too obvious in your strong-arm tactics - this lowers the government's standing in the eyes of the public (if not the editorials of the tabloids).
Blunt instrument So you have to use some finesse. This means negotiating the structure of the game itself.
And this is where the going gets decidedly dull. As the world of Whitehall is considered by all but the saddest aspiring Sir Humphreys to be a grey, dull place. Virgin have decided to make the game match its environment. It's totally and utterly monochromatic.
You get to sit in your office waiting for communications to come in, examining records and generally gazing out of the window in a paper-clip bending, litter-bin basketball sort of way. To this extent the game bears a more than a striking resemblance to the ancient and not very revered Yes Minister (again by Virgin).
Your forays out of the office entail visiting the various departments that fall under your control. These include the following, wonderfully; cuddly options: Removals - you get to send out hit squads to eliminate the less-than-acceptable members of society.
Heavy Assault - your informants have told you a certain restaurant might be a meeting place for subversives. So. Quite simply, you send in some heavy types to kick the hell out of the place and arrest everyone in sight.
Pursuit - slightly more subtle in its effects, this just means that you follow a poor unsuspecting party around for a while instilling in them a sense of deep paranoia.
Disinformation - tell the papers what most of them want to hear - everything's going well except for those long-haired travelling folk or that intellectual who's stirring up trouble.
Search - if you have a squad pursuing some pinko-commie-Nazi filth then why not send another squad around to ransack his (or her) house once you're sure that they're out?
Interrogation - once you've decided that a certain member of the public is a threat, pull them in for questioning. There are several levels to this - most of which end up with the death of the suspect.
Infiltration - this is fun for training up your youngsters. Send them along to the nearest East End pub where the Revolutionary Reds Against Graham Taylor society is meeting and become part of the game. You can then shop them all afterwards.
Unfortunately the gameplay is not as exciting as these options. It's all about clicking on boxes and finding yourself with more boxes to click on. Which in turn leave you with... The idea is great: intrigue and intelligence combined with off-screen violence and nasty dealings. It's just the way the whole thing works that's so uninspiringly dull and boring.
Brief respites from the clicking and keeping an eye on the records come in the form of visits to the PM's office. Every so often you are called up by nice Mr So V So to be offered a knighthood and given lots of positive reinforcement (that's a management technique by the way) or he can give you a severe rollicking. Get in too much trouble and you find yourself being pursued and removed from your office and the world in general. This only occurs when you return to your office at the end of a hard day's subversion. And that, as they say is that. It's intriguing for a few minutes and then
dull. Dull. Dull.
Tim Smith h Floor 13 Virgin Games ¦ £30.99
• Nice idea for a game - how about one from the other side of the
fence?
• Dull sound.
• Dull graphics.
• Sadly the good ideas are too inconsistent.
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F . R It's a huge scramble for the ball. Even the keeper is sharpening his studs and rushing in for some head-butting excitement. But why is the fellow on the right running away?
These armoured vehicles are also good at seriously damaging centres of religious worship. Not a bit surprisingly, they didn't mention that in the manual.
Just don't expect insurance against _ acts o* God later... Sherman M4 Action Sixteen ¦ £7.99 Fancy a spot of 3D tank action W orld War Two style? Well Sherman M4 delivers.
It s got nothing to do w ith the motorway, but it's got everything lo do w ith controlling four Shermans in either Normandy or the Ardennes.
The game is a fast mixture of strategy and arcade blasting. It's a cross between Ml Tank Tinman and llalilezane. You could say. Each mission you plav has definite objectives, and there is a lot of planning to be done. But the best hit is belting your lank up lo the enemy and firing round after round into them.
You can swap between the lour vehicles, and you can order them to wander off on their own (ideal for those Napoleonic pincer movements!. The Germans will react, though, so it can get a bit hectic. Despite the strategies, AI4 isn't a complex game and it s for those who like their blasting to be historic and not too taxing for the grey cells.
Italy 1990 KixxB £7.99 The latest spate of football mania confined itself to within Europe, but if you remember the heady days of the World Cup. Why not dwell on them in detail with this game? It’s a fairly good Kick O f-style game, without much of the attention to detail w hich made Kick Off magic.
But it s also an accurate reflection of the teams as they struggle for supremacy (or rather struggled for supremacy two years ago) The graphics are neat, the control is easy (as the ball remains glued to the players' boots), but the goal mouth action is somewhat lacklustre. No replays, but the odd camcra-angle shot of the goalie hoofing it back up the field.
There are loads of teams to play and there is the excitement of the competition itself. That makes it fun. But it's not one of the best, and it's certainly one of the most out-of-date.
108 AUGUST 1992 70% (fefdic! 74% I* “Don’t worry about me. You save yourself and I II just lie here, bleeding a bit and cursing my rotten luck at being shot just before the whole complex blows up. Tsk. Life, eh? Overrated if you ask me."
Arnie Crack Down Zeppelin ¦ £7.99 Ktxx ¦ £7.99 No. Zeppelin haven't got him to sign a game licence for them. Rather, they've invented a totally new violent psychopath called Arnie. Any resemblance, of course, is strictly coincidental. The plot isn't very liberal, and deserves not one bit of humomu' irony or sarcasm. Basically you're pitted against terrorists of various recognisable nationalities and the idea is to wipe them out. W holesale.
So we end up with a common-or-garden horizontally-scrolling blaster. Your machine pumps out lead at the baddies, who fire their pistols weakly, let off the odd mortar and fall limply to the ground, dead. The difficulty level is about right, the graphics arc smooth, flicker-free and competent in a cartoony sort of way. And the game itself is large.
But it's all been seen before. Many, many times before. And much better, too. There isn't anything that should make you buy Arnie. Least of all the plot.
If you've got one horizontal shooting game, it seems you've got them all.
Time is running out. You and a friend must rush around a complex that's viewed from above, shooting the guards and planting bombs everywhere. Then you and your friend must rush out of the complex before it blows up. A plot so simple that the first hominids could instantly grasp its nuances Let's recap: run around, shoot folk, plant bombs. Got it?
The screen is split dow n the centre, and each side follows one player. There's a hide-and-seek element because you can't actually see much of the area around your character (ow ing to the screen size being halved). Annoying, but quite effective.
Once you've planted your bombs, it's a rush against the dwindling time-limit to escape and do it all over again in a slightly different setting.
It's fast, it's difficult to see properly and it gets dead frustrating (especially when the other player dies) But after three attempts.
It'll take up residence at the far end of your shelf l next to that dreadful PD demo collection and your gonk from college).
54% (5 BUDGET GAMES Compilation Corner 109 AUGUST 1992 84% 84% Hmm. An incredibly powerful telepathic force, eh? OK then, what am I thinking of now? I'll give you a clue. It's six inches long, cylindrical. And it's currently straining my pocket. Wrong!
It’s my .37 calibre Magnum, you sad alien charlatan.
Final Command Action Sixteen ¦ £7.99 In the hideous ev il darkness of space, something hideous, ev il and fairly dark has occurred, and y ou're the first to discov er it. Darkly evil in a hideous son of w ay. Eh?
Here's a point-and-click son of graphical adv enture in the metallic cyberpunk mode.
You're given rudimentary info on the abandoned and rather knacked space-hulk you've stumbled across, and the idea is to salv age a working tele-transporter.
If you like static graphics, moving the mouse around the screen and listening to metallic clunking sounds, it's enjoyable. But if you want playability, action and fast-moving entertainment go to Thailand.
North And South Action Sixteen ¦ £7.99 The American Civil War is under treatment by the French here, and they've gone for the oh-what-a-laugh-il-all-was angle. It's based on a cartoon called U s Tuniques Mines, which apparently makes the French roll around. You control armies which move from state to state to protect and expand your railroad service. Bui of course, you'll soon meet and fight the Confederates tor the Yankees). You go straight into a battlefield scene in w hich you must control your units.
If you attack a fort, you're given an arcade sequence to play, in the form of a race against time to reach the llag. Both sections are fun. But it's much more of a giggle against a mate, in tw o-player mode.
Team Suzuki GBH ¦ £7.99 Acclaimed as being quite sick-making when it first came out. Suzuki can still hold its own against many newer 3D racing sints. You ride three types of motorbike around some lethal circuits, banking round the bends and bending round the banks.
Qualify and you're in a race against loads of other minintalisl-style bikes. But although they look sparse, the graphical speed is most appreciable and the other racers behave in realistic ways.
It’s certainly a good game, but it takes a while to master, and it's as annoying as hell to get to grips with at first. Persevere and you'll have a source of pleasure for you. Your children and your children's children (if you don't sit too close to the monitor or fall off your chair on the corners I. Current thinking is that you lean in the opposite direction on corners, thus increasing the grip and down-draught, and keeping you firmly on the road.
(NB real motorbike riders - don't try this. It's a joke.)
Oh good. Dizzy's found a magic stone. Alert the media. Stop the presses. Hold the front page. This is bigger news than the Royal Family. Not.
Cartoon Collection CodeMasters ¦ £24.99 Five games, live lovable characters, live guys named Moe and five samurai. Some ol these are in the Codies' new compilation... Spike In Transylvania is an arcade adventure where you walk from location to locution, solving simple puzzles and interacting' with lovable rogues, cut-throats and footpads. Cute, pretty simple and fun.
CJ's Elephant .turn is more of an arcade game. You pilot a chap around some demanding platforms, collecting, zapping and occasionally parachuting on an umbrella It. Too. Is an enjoyable light-hearted romp.
Treauir, Island Dizzy is another arcade adventure. Send the egg scurrying, solving puzzles and using objects in the right order. It's cute, colourful and there's a large play ing area. Sort of like Spike, really .
Seymour Goes To Hollywood is yet another arcade adventure. It's cute, colourtul. Blah blah, and also has a large playing area.
CodeMasters don't believe in too much diversification, do they?
Slightly Manic is. Yes. You guessed it. A cute, colourful use-lhe- objecls-in-thc-right-order game. It's actually the best in the compilation Overall, a big chunk of cartoony enjoyableness aimed at. I can't help thinking, the younger members of our I,'-I'I great democratic civilisation.
"You were wonderful. You knocked them dead. All those bouquets.
Come here and give me a little kiss."
"No. You'll rip my head off, like you did last time.
I've played before."
Horror Zombies From The Crypt GBH ¦ £7.99 The night is black, the wind howls, ihe rain lashes and suddenly ihe windows crash open. Standing there is a horrible deformed man. So horribly twisted, in fact, that he looks like a. a... 3.5-inch disk. Yes. It's the attack of the Horror Zombies. To repel il.
You must wander from left to right around a haunted mansion, running away from ghouls and throwing knives al them. There are keys to collect, doors to open anil other weapons to use.
You also see a disturbing head-coming-oft sequence. Unpleasant for those who've actually had recent experience of official State beheadings.
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Chatter UM" min r 1 iinM* ’ 1 AUGUST 1992 Well, it happened,
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problems with Epic (around 2.000 disks were shipped out
faulty). Ocean have made il to the number one slot. The word on
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of the coveted Amiga Format Gold. Secret of Monkey Island 2
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no manager involved in either of them!
Though it didn't quite live up to expectations. Jaguar XJ22II is cruising near the front - it'll keep you going until Titus's Crazy Curs . leaves its garage.
The next bunch of new ies broke in at the number 15 slot, led by Domark s rather unimpressive Championship Manager. W'e reckon this is bound to get stomped by Graham Taylor's Soccer Challenge which crept into the charts at number 29 as a late arrival along with Play Byte's Apitiya. The surprises were The Aihlanis Tamils' and Tire amI Ice - we were sure these would rocket, despite the scores we gave them, but obviously not.
But the month's most stunning oddity is tucked away at number 17. Easy AMOS - the programming language from Europress - makes a rare appearance in the charts.
F-1S Strike Eagle 2 MiCroPrOSe Eye of the Beholder US Gold PGA Tour Golf Electronic Arts Secret of Monkey Island US Gold Lemmings Psygnosis Hero Quest Gremlin Graphics Railroad Tycoon MicroProse Armour-Geddon Psygnosis Switch Blade 2 Gremlin Graphics Cricket Simulator Soundware Int.
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Gremlin Graphics £25 99 82% 13(11) T Jimmy White's Whirlwind Snooker Virgin £29 99 FG91 % 14(9) ? Dizzy's Excellent Adventures Code Masters £24 99 Comp 15(-) New Championship Manager Domark £24 99 41% 16(-) New Fire and Ice Renegade Mmdscape £25 99 89% 17(-) New Easy AMOS Europress Software £34 99 FG92% IB(-) New The Addams Family Ocean £2599 78% 19(24) 4 PGA Tour+ Electronic Arts £29 99 Comp 20(10) ? Sim Ant Ocean £25 99 73% 21(30) 4 Robocop 3 Ocean £2599 FG91 % 22(15) T Black Crypt Electronic Arts £2599 78% 23(14) T Pacific Islands Empire £29 99 FG93% 24(12) T Pinball Dreams 21st Century
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£25 99 84% 25(17) T Birds of Prey Electronic Arts £34 99 88% 26(16) ? Special Forces MicroProse £34.99 79% 27(26) ? Harlequin Gremlin Graphics £25 99 78% 28(-) New Apidya Play Byte £25 99 FG90% 29(-) New Graham Taylor's Soccer Challenge Krisalis £25 99 82% 30(18) ? James Pond 2 - Robocod Millennium £25 99 FG91 % cowipiW-d by Gallup Ltd 01992 ELSPA THE TOP 30 AMIGA FULL PRICE CHART THE NEW WINDOW IN THE WORLD OF COMPUTER SHOPPING!
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KICK OFF 2 KICK OFF 2 Hailed worldwide as the greatest soccer game of all time Blistering Pace Pixel Perfect Passing Superb Tactical Play - Accurate Realistic - Great Fun to Play!
PIPE MANIA is ' a classic puzzle arcade game that is so addictive, it should come with a Government Health Warning" C&VG Feb 1990 POPULOUS Ever wanted to play God7 One of the most original games ever written, often imitated but never bettered. Populous remains one of the most innovative games of all time GokJen Joystick Award - Most original game of the year AMIGA 600HD A high quality 9 pin Dot Matrix Printer with paper & tractor feed and is fully compatable with Epson FX80 and IBM Industry Standards. High speed 120 CPS draft mode and an NLQ mode of 25 CPS.
D-PRINT Add artist flourish to designing greetings cards, letterheads and posters using high quality graphics.
AMIGA LOGO Educational and programming language.
AMIGA VISION A Multi-Media Authoring System that brings together Video, Animation, Sound, Speech, Graphics and Text Applications.
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• Software:- ? Welcome disk ? Lemmings ? Hutchinsons encyclopedia
Top Twenty Software Titles RRP MUSIC MAKER £34.99 ALL DOGS GO
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Direct from Commodore's warehouse. Calculus are the first in the U.K. to receive the new Commodore 1085s Stereo Monitor. Compatible with all Amiga products, the new 1085s is not only the latest Commodore monitor but also the best priced. With our buying power, we are able to offer the very latest Commodore monitor at only £219 99 featuring
• Stereo sound • High Resolution Display
• Ergonomic design
• Full Amiga Connectivity Pack
• Compatible with all Amiga products RRP - £149.99 CALCULUS PRICE
(Present this voucher at your local Calculus store.
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The Amiga 1500 system offers total compatibility with the Amiga 500, with an unbelievable level of internal expansion options.
Ail our Amiga 1500's featured, are the latest version, featuring Kickstart 2 ROM and Workbench 2, offering significant enhancements over the previous model.
• AMIGA 1500 CALCULUS’ STARTER PACK Amiga 1500 Dual Drive, Imb
RAM Mouse, Manuals and Amiga DOS.
• THE WORKS - PLATINUM EDITION A full integrated software package
with Word Processor line English Dictionary! Spreadsheet and
Database Package.
• DELUXE PAINT III Probably the best paint package available,
allowing you to display your hidden talents. This award winning
software allows you to paint, design or animate
• HOME ACCOUNTS Home accounts with budgeting, forecasting and
graphics.
• ELF - You will encounter Cornelius the Elf on your travels in
the mystical lands of Gooks and Goblins. Weird villainous
creatures and devious puzzles test your gameplay techniques and
gnostic powers.
• TOKI - The arcade sensation that swept the world. Toki has been
transformed into a monkey by the evil wizard. He must now try
to regain his manhood and rescue his beloved princess Miha Join
Toki on his mythical adventure, full of demons and deadly
witchcraft.
• PUZZNIC - A puzzle game to top them all. It's fast, furious and
devilishly addictive. With 144 levels, the action never stops.
MULTISTART II - ROM SHARER WITH 1.3 ROM RRP - £74.99 CALCULUS PRICE FEATURES Amiga 1500 Dual Drive Starter Pack with 52Mb Hard Drive. High Speed Controller A2300 Interna! Genlock Scala Presentation Software Amiga Vision Authoring Software and D Paint III Software Also Available: 8Mb RAM Board with 2Mb RAM (Recommended for full SCALA use) The MultiStart II allows you to install Kickstart V2 0 and VI.3 ROMs into your computer and switch between them wrth the keyboard bu can also install a third ROM on the MultiStart II.
Being able to switch between 1.3 and 2 0 allows you to stay compatible with all your older software that won't operate under the new operating system. It's easy to install, with no external wires or switches required. Includes 1.3 ROM £3922 1960 CBM 14" Multi Sync Monitor LIMITED AVAILABILITY £468.83 (£399.00 ex VAT) 21MP CBM 21" Multi Sync Monitor LIMITED AVAILABILITY £1526.33 (£1299.00 ex VAT) 25Mhz Microbotics VXL-30 030 Accelerator Board For 500 1500 2000 £269.99 (£229.78 ex VAT) 40Mhz Microbotics VXL-30 030 Accelerator Board For 500 1500 2000 £399.99 (£340.00 ex VAT) A2630 25Mhz 030
Accelerator Board with 2Mb 32Bit RAM For 1500 2000 £669.99 (£570.20 ex VAT) Dataflyar SCSI Controller Card with Drive Mount For 1500 2000 £59.99 (£51.06 ex VAT) Dataflyer IDE Controller Card with Drive Mount For 1500 2000 £54.99 (£46.80 ex VAT) 2Mb Fast Page 328it RAM Upgrade For Amiga 3000 Series £116.33 (£99.00 ex VAT) A2300 CBM Internal Genlock For 1500 2000 and 3000 £89.99 (£76.59 ex VAT) A3010 CBM 3.5" Internal Genlock Floppy Drive For Amiga 3000 £111.63 (£95.00 ex VAT) A3015 CBM 3.5" Internal 1.44Mb Floppy Drive For Amiga 3000 £111.63 (£95.00 ex VAT) AMIGA 2000 AND 3000
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149. 99 127.65
12. 75 BODEGA BAY EXPANSION SYSTEM
249. 99 212.76 The Bodega Bay fits into the side expansion slot
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expansion slots. The Bodega Bay also has enough space for
two half height 5.25" drives and one 3.5" drive complete
with a high capacity Internal Rawer Supply and Cooling Fan.
189. 99 161.69 CUMANA CAX 354 54.99 46.80 The Market leading 3.5"
299. 99 255.31 External Floppy Drive with enable disable switch
and through port facility suitable for use with the A500 500
Plus, 1500 2000 and A3000 series.
CUMANA 500R 49.99 42.54 Replacement Internal Floppy Drive for the Amiga 500 500 Plus.
DATAFLYER 2000S 59.99 51.06 High Speed SCSI Controller for the Amiga 1500 2000 (Optional Hard Drive Available).
DATAFLYER 2000AT 54.99 46.80 High Speed IDE Controller for the Amiga 1500 2000 (Optional Hard Drive Available).
MICROBOTICS M501* 24.99 21.27 512K Battery Backed RAM Upgrade for the Amiga 500 500 Plus. (Uses 16 Chip design for 100% compatibility).
MICROBOTICS M502 1Mb Chip RAM Upgrade for the Amiga 500 Plus.
YOUR LOCAL STORE FOR A FREE
44. 99 SUPRA RX 8Mb External RAM Upgrade with 2Mb RAM for Amiga
500 500 Plus. (Available with Additional RAM).
AMIGA 500 PSU A High Power Output Power Supply Unit for the Amiga 500 500 Plus. (C64 Power Supply also available).
39. 99
34. 03 QUANTUM LPS 52S A High Performance 52Mb SCSI Hard Drive
with 17ms Access Time and Disk Cache QUANTUM LPS 105S A High
Performance 105Mb SCSI Hard Drive with 17ms Access Time and
Disk Cache TDK 5 PACK 4.99 TDK MF-2DD (4 Colours Available).
SONY 10 PACK 8.99 Sony 10MF-2DD 10 disk pack.
ROM SHARER + 1.3 ROM 39.99
34. 03 DKB Keyboard Switchable ROM Sharer for Amiga 500 and
1500 2000 (1.3 Rom Included).
GOLDSTAR AMIGA 179.99
153. 18 COMPATIBLE TV MONITOR A 14" Remote Control Colour
Television Monitor complete with Amiga Monitor Cable
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CALCULUS SELL MORE PROFESSIONAL AMIGA PRODUCTS THAN ANY OTHER U.K. RETAILER AND HAVE NOW BEEN APPOINTED BY COMMODORE TO MARKET THE NEW A3000 POWER UP PROPOSITION.
BEFORE ORDERING ANY PROFESSIONAL AMIGA PRODUCT PLEASE CONFIRM THAT THE RETAILER IS A CALCULUS STORE IE OF MIND POWER UP PRICE £27491 ALSO AVAILABLE AMIGA 3000T 25 200 As above except 210Mb Quantum Hard Drive RRP £3949.00 Less Mxjr 2000 1500 Trade In €1000.00 Power Up Price £2949.00 (Ex VAT) Amlge3000T 25 400 As above except 425Mb Quantum Hard Drive RRP £4299.00 less lbur 2000 1500 Trade In £1000.00 Power Up Price £3299.00 (Ex VAT) DELUXE PAINT IV The industry standard paint package for all Amiga users, now with video and animation Used with SCALA, you have the ability to introduce paintings,
drawings, video and animation into your presentation.
Normal RRP - £89.99 inc VAT AMIGA VISION A Multi Media Authoring system that brings tooether Video. Animation. Sound.
Speech. Graphics and Text applications Normal RRP • £99 00 inc VAT
• A1500 2000 must be in working order and complete with Keyboard,
Mouse, System Disks and Manual.
ALL CALCULUS OFFERS ARE FOR THE MONTH OF PUBLICATION ONLY POWER UP PRICE £21991 AMIGA 3000 25 100 As above except 105Mb Quantum Hard Drive RRP £3299 00 Less Vbur 2000 1500 Trade In £90000 Power Up Price £2399.00 (Ex VAT) Amiga 3000 25 400 As above except 425Mb Quantum Hard Dnve RRP£3999 00 less '¦bur 2000 1500 Trade In £1000.00 Power Up Price £2999 00 (Ex VAT) CALCULUS You know when the time is right, your trusty Amiga 1500 or 2000 has served you well but that 3000 makes your mouth water.
Finding the cash isn't impossible but would be a lot easier if you could sell your Amiga for a sizeable sum.
So, before you rush off to pen your advertisement, here's a proposition to stop you in your tracks... When you buy an A3000 from Calculus, we will give you what your Amiga is worth.
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Amiga 3000 Desktop running at 25Mh2 52Mb Quantum Fast Access Hard Drive 2Mb Video RAM and 4Mb Fast RAM NOW INCLUDES FREE 12 MONTHS ON SITE WARRANTY FOR TOTAL PEACE OF MIND SPECIFICATIONS:
• 68030 32 Bit Processor running at 25Mhz
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• 52. 105, 210 and 425Mb Hard Drive Options
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• 5 System Slots featuring 1 CPU Slot, 4 Zorro III Slots with 2
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• 8 Bit D A Convener Amiga 3000T Itowerl running at 25Mhz 105Mb
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NOW INCLUDES FREE 12 MONTHS ON SITE WARRANTY FOR TOTAL PEACE OF
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• 8 Bit D A Converter ALL 3000 PROFESSIONAL SERIES INCLUDE FREE
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25 200 As above except 210Mb Quantum Hard Drive RRP £3499 00
Less ¦tour 2000 1500 Trade In £900 00 Power Up Price £2599 00
(Ex VAT) AMIGA 3000T 2550 Ai above except 52Mb Quantum Hard
Drive RRP £3499.00 Less Vbur 2000 1500 Trade In £900.00 Power
Up Price £2599.00 (Ex VAT) MONITOR NOT INCLUDED FREE SOFTWARE
WITH ALL 3 000 SYSTEMS SCALA The best presentation and video
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Busters We'll help you out on the brand new entries in the charts, giving you the most up-to-date cheats available.
The Manager Select a one-season game to begin with, then borrow a million pounds from the bank, choosing to pay back over 18 months. Since the season is only 12 months long, you never get to the point where you have to pay it all back! This underhand dealing all sounds a bit dodgy to me, but try it anyway - it could work!
Epic Ocean's long-awaited game is a bit of a real disappointment. We've had piles of letters listing the codes, saying that they finished the game within two hours and feel rather let down. It’s not surprising that they finished it when the cheat mode was in the instructions! Still, if you're having trouble anyway, try these codes: AURIGA. CEPHEUS, APUS. MUSCA, PYXIS, CETUS, FORNAX. CAELUM, CORVUS.
Dizzy’s Excellent Adventures There are a few games in the Dizzy's pack, so here’s a cheat for Treasure Island Dizzy: type I Can Fly (no spaces) during the intro screen and you're well away.
Sim Ant and Pacific Islands These are pretty much based in the strategy camp, so we can't really cover that kind of stuff in a few lines.
Still, it shouldn't be very long before insect and armoured strategists alike are coming up with guides to these games.
John Barnes European Another footy game with a more arcade approach in the form of Merseyside's favourite footballer.
Despite its high chart position, nobody has sent in any tips yet so if you think you've got something useful, send it in.
Eye of the Beholder II Load the game as normal and select ’Create New Party'. When the empty boxes appear, click on the top-left box. Then select race, class, alignment and portrait. Now go to the Modify box and boost all the statistics in this order: Strength. Intelligence, Wisdom, Dexterity, Constitution, Charisma and Hit Points. Now you can click on Strength and boost it to maximum, regardless of limitation put on the race or class of the character, so now you can have a super-hard wizard.
Parasol Stars Ocean's Parasol Stars doesn't seem to have impacted on the charts to a massive extent, but there are still a few people enjoying it. If you want to find the secret world on this cute platform sequel, then turn to Page 123.
121 AUGUST 1992 Game Busters A nice quiet afternoon spent playing your favourite game. What could be nicer? But you get to that difficult bit and die again... and again... and again!
The frustration builds. Your Amiga is close to being thrown through the window, when along comes Mafff Evans with Gamebusters to help you out.
Shadowlands - Part 2 Last month we gave you a guide to the first five levels of this Format-Gold winning variation on the dungeon adventure theme. This month we have a host of maps and tips to help you through to the end of the game.
Switch A opens door B. Key C (which is found in the chest) opens door D. Once through door D. throw fireballs down the corridor until key E appears.
Key E opens lock F. To collect key G, operate the switches in this order in quick succession: 2 4 3 1.
This will give you access to the room. Key G will then open lock H. Collect key J to open lock K. Incidentally, you will need an empty chest to solve the "I am 1, Act like 6" puzzle.
To exit the level, use teleport T. LEVEL 6 On this level there are a number of keys and switches which open doors elsewhere in the level Look at the map and refer to the list to see which items open certain doors.
LEVEL 8 - THE EGYPTIAN Throw three coins at the fountain (or urn) at the end of the long corridor (past the sarcophagi). Once you've done that, come back to the double doors near the entrance and press the secret switch near them. Now press the second secret switch to gam access to the Zodiac Room LEVEL 7 - THE MAZE This map is only a rough guide to positions and so is not to scale Switch C opens wall Z. Key A opens door Y. Key B opens door X. Lock W is opened by the key at the end of 'The Egyptian’.
Collect keys A and B, then use wall switch C. Now go through Exit 1 to get to level 8.
To get the key. You need to place two men on each pressure pad in the order of the Zodiac signs. Each time you activate a switch, your key collector can advance one step without being teleported. Operate the switches in this sequence: LEVEL 9 Position your men (using the chessboard controls) to copy the switch pattern, then move the team forward to operate all four switches in unison. At "Light falls" throw a lit torch down into the pits in order to open the next set of doors. Now extinguish both torches to open the next doors.
Throw a fireball into the right-most teleporter to close the pit and open the wall. Go around "Fire straight" and send a fireball straight over the pits.
Eventually, two teleporters appear. Go into them and warp over the pits.
AUGUST 1992 Read sign X and it will teleport you. Try and read all the signs that you come across, since they will all teleport you. This is the sequence: X - Y
- Z - A - B - C Key K opens lock L. Key G opens door M. At *,
teleport out and go back around to H. Exit through E to get to
level 10.
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1. Capricorn
* ** a
3. Pisces V 8
5. Taurus n Once you’ve collected the key. Go through the double
doors.
2. Aquarius
4. Aries
6. Gemini To solve the ’Sacrifice Puzzle’ stand one character
with no items at the end of the corridor and get a second
character to throw a fireball at him. The fireball will
explode inside the altar and the doors will open. You can now
exit through these doors. Use the secret switch "Send an
appropriate sacrifice" to create a teleport, then throw a
fireball into it. Be careful! If you mistime the shot, the
fireball will reappear behind you!
Walk the characters carefully around the pits (ignoring the switches - they do nothing) and push the secret switch in the alcove at the end of the passage (with the snake and torch). Now you can enter the shop - but don't buy the third item! Now exit the passage.
There are now a number of puzzles to solve.
"Read the hieroglyphics" Light all the decorated walls by walking around them. Eventually the keys you require will appear. All four keys must be collected to open the next series of rooms.
"Send me your champion" Operate the three switches and send your best fighter through the door. Leave all his items behind (hence the "Travel Light" message) and walk him over to the switch. He will then teleport beyond the axe. Now press the secret switch, enter the room and kill the minotaur using the torch.
Collect the chest containing two keys and use one to let yourself out. Kill the other minotaur (again, with a torch) and put the two spare keys in the locks by the steps. This will create a teleporter back in the "Send me your Champion" room. Reunite your characters using the teleporter and collect the chest in the secret room beyond the steps. No go down the steps into level nine.
Pull switch A. Push secret switch B to open walls C and D. LEVEL 10 LEVEL 11 - THE GATEWAY Use all the gateway keys to travel from room to room in this pattern.
Open and go through door D, then stand in corner E to open walls F and G. Solve puzzle H by following this sequence: Switch - Teleporter - Fireball. This opens door J. Go in and collect the chest, which contains key K. Use key K to open either locks L or M. Collect key R or S to open lock P or lock Q. Open door P or Q and go in. If you go via P. you will need a 2.5 kg weight. If you go via 0 you will need three gold coins - but NO MORE!
Kill the two Anubis attackers, collect the keys and exit into level 11.
JOHN MADDEN AMERICAN FOOTBALL How many of you NFL fans remember the kick-off technique that the Washington Redskins used m their Superbowl win? How would you like to carry out this technique in the Format-Gold winning conversion of the sport? Well read on... First of all. You have to select whether to be the All Madden team, Minnesota. Cincinnati or Kansas City. Choose to be the kicking team and when you kick off. Drive it to the right with no power at all. The ball should drop straight into the hands of your player, leaving you in possession at about your own 40-yard line.
This also works after scoring, so you can keep possession throughout the game, unless you get turned-over!
Ian Hawkins Woking, Surrey Mark Swaisland, Warrington, Cheshire When you reach the final teleporter, collect the woodland key and enter the teleporter. You will reappear in The Maze. Open the Woodland door and walk to the steps (Exit 2). Then simply descend the steps into level 12.
LEVEL 12 - THE CAVE Simply exit the level via the teleporter.
LEVEL 13 - THE TEMPLE Find and kill the Overlord (the cloaked figure), then collect his key and use it to enter the Temple Room.
You will then have successfully completed the adventure.
APIDYA This is certainly an incredibly slick shoot-em-up - and it got a Format Gold - plus it's got all the fancy extras you'd expect. However, it is a little on the hard side Try these codes (followed by return) on the title screen to make things easier.
AUGUST 1992 Code Effect To see the end of game sequence To start at level two.
To start at level three.
To start at level four.
To start at level five.
SHOWCREDITS MISSHONE YBEEA HASTALAVISTA DEPUTYOFLOVE SNEAKPREVIEW PARASOL STARS This worthy successor to Rainbow Islands has its fair share of secrets, but do you know how to find any of them’ Try this one for size.
To get to the hidden world you need to be able to get to world three. The fourth screen consists of a large chamber in the middle with prawn-like creatures flying inside. As soon as you start the level, jump up the side platforms to the top of the screen and collect a large lightning bubble. When the heart symbol appears, fall down the side of the box and launch the lightning across the screen to hit the heart (and take out a few creatures).
Kill the rest of the creatures by collecting drops and shooting them into the box as you fall, then go back to the top AS SOON AS YOU KILL THE LAST ONE! Collect a single drop and fall down the side, zapping the top row of fruit. Quickly jump off a drop to get into the box and collect all the rest of the fruit. You will now leave world three and go to the secret world, but it's a pretty tough level, so watch out!
James Meachin, ..... Collect five bubbles to give yourself a large lightning bubble. Then fall down the Porthcawl, Mid Glamorgan side and un,cash it at the hear1 to discouer „ secret wor|d The Addams Family Some gamesplayers may be getting outspooked by the weird members of this family, particularly if they're struggling with a platform game. Check out these essential hints to try and find a little more help 'do what you want to do' in the game.
1) The Top of the Addams Mansion
2) The Hall of Stairs By going left at the start of the game, you
can climb up the rope of the noose and jump onto the fez. Jhis
will allow you to fly up to the chimneys. To enter a chimney,
stand on top of it and pull down on the joystick.
124 AUGUST 1992
3) Extra Lives When you finish your first game and the
'Continue Exit' screen appears, go left, off the screen, to
find four extra lives. Pick these up to start the next game
with nine lives.
Seeing as you can collect these four lives, gain an extra 23 from bonus rooms, collect eight from the chimneys and gain one extra for collecting S100. You can have a total of 41 lives!
When in the Hall of Stairs, go to the bottom left-hand corner and push up to get into a secret door (map A). You will then be taken to a new room (map B). Go to the top left-hand corner and push up again to enter another secret door. This will take you to the big bonus room.
The important rooms here are one, two and three. Go to room one and collect the trainers, then go to room two to get the fez. Fly back, enter room three and quickly go up before the fez runs out. Enter the door to get to a big room full of extra lives. Now you can go back to the chimneys and enter any level with loads of lives.
The codes First Power-up &101F Second Power-up 71S1M Pugsley V121B Granny V&YKW Wednesday VD2RL Fester VL R4 Third Power-up BLSRS For Morticia. Use the third power-up code, go to the piano room, wait for the Addams theme tune to play, then open the sealed-off door.
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In Issue 34. You primed a cheat for Captain Planet.
Unfortunately, that cheat doesn't work on my A500 Plus. Do you know of any others?
David Allison, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire Well, not so much cheats, hat a couple of hints that a few people have been asking for. The first is a hidden extra on the heart level sent in by Oisin McGuigan.
AUGUST 1992 After climbing the trees and killing the beasties.
You will be ready to enter the Eeo-Copter. Next to the
F. co-Copter. you will see a tunnel going down lo where you just
came from. Go down the tunnel and manoeuvre your way lo the
bottom Iavoiding the trees on your way). You will then find a
bird. Land on its back and you will gain 5.000 points and an
extra life.
James Rudge from Banwell has also written in with some tips, outlining the method for completing the fifth level. First of all. You have to get rid of all the toxic cans. When you get to the Eco-Copter. Follow the slope I where the boulders have been rolled) until you find some pit-ponies (even though they look like dogs).
Take them up to where you came out and drop them into the field. This should get you much closer to the end of the level.
The cat's whiskers A note to Sylvester the Cat in Issue 32.
¦ who was stuck on Dcuteros. I can help you w ith your problem!
What you have to do (before setting up any colonies that are outside the sun's system) is get all your shuttles bringing up supplies and advance time until you have 50.000 of everything at all stations.
Make sure you have Ofs at these positions to insure against attacks: Earth. Titan. Jupiter. Leda. Hyperion. Phoebe and Ganymede.
You don't really need any others, so destroy any others you may have captured. Once you have full supplies everywhere, make all your Ofs build Star Drones. Fill up your Star Class Galleons with 200 drones each and put an Admiral as pilot on each of them. When you have 16 fleets of 200. Set a course for Proxsima and take over all the Methanoid Ofs. Do the same for Sirius and you will receive the Prejudice Torpedo Launcher. This will come in very useful in taking over other star systems, which should help you.
Alex Churchill, Throop, Bournemouth Nice one Alex, a voucher is on its way.
Dungeons and Dirk In Issue 29. There was a cheat wanted for Dragon's Lair II. All you have to do is wait for the 'Timewarp' title screen to appear, then type GET MORDROC DIRK (including the spaces). Press fire to start the game, and the action should play through by itself.
Damon Crave Wakefield, West Yorkshire This one was certainly a long time coming, but hopefully it's not too late lo help out that poor game player!
Is anyone still having trouble with this pretty looking game? Well look no further... Empty plates, all round I recently bought my first ever role-playing game. Eye of the Beholder II (of course), but I'm stuck on the level with the Margoyles. Em in a room with nine plates and on the wall it says to leave many things behind. If I leave some equipment on each of the nine plates the door still doesn't open, so is there a patient or another switch lo open the door?
R Saxby Bristol, Avon I'm afraid our resident role-plaver can't answer that one at the minute Ihe hasn't got that far - tee lice) so if any of you hardened role-players know the answer to this puzzle, then send it in to Helping Hand.
What's it got in its pocketses?
®Hcrc is an answer to those pleas for help with Magic Pockets. On the first level, enter three secret rooms using the tele- port helmet. In the third secret room, you should find a golden chalice to the right. Pick this up and you will then stan each level with full power-ups (fast shots, fast growing shots and the magic potion effect).
There's nothing like a cheat that will give you full power- ups throughout the game.
Here is another tip for making a teleport helmet on the last level. Kill all the baddies (without trapping them) until the sweet counter shows the green wine gum. Trap the next baddy and jump on him to collect three sweets (which should take your score for the level over 5.000). Trap the next baddy to collect a silver star and kill the rest until you are back on to power-ups. Wait until the gold star shows behind your right hand, then trap the next beastie to get a gold star.
The telepon helmet should now be yours.
Zane Allford Abertillery, Gwent A couple of vers useful tips there, Zane. Have this £25 voucher with our compliments.
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there would soon be one million Amiga owners in Britain alone... ISSUE 25 ON SALE IN JULY 1991 IN NEWS: we heard that the paint package Deluxe Paint was to be released in a new version 4. Becoming the first 32-colour paint package to also work in the
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IN THE MAGAZINE: a special feature on DTP showed three different DTP set-ups to suit your pocket, each of which could produce publications of increasing quality. We created Harley Format' as an example... ISSUE 26 ON SALE AUGUST 1991 IN NEWS: the Cartoon Classics pack was announced by Commodore as their Christmas promotion. Captain Planet, Bart Simpson, and Lemmings wore enrolled to attract new Amiga fans.
KOK Vol' AVID collccion, ol Amiga Format here's ihe inilispcnsihle index lo the Iasi 12 issues.
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This time Iasi year. Amiga Format was read by aboul 115.11(1 people every month. Nowadays we have ahoul 55.000 more readers on hoard, so nol all of you will have all 12 of Ihese issues. Never mind! You'll siill find a loi of this information interesting or useful.
So if you've bought a game recently, why not look up what we thought of il and see if you agree' II you're considering buying something like a hard disk drive, a word processor or a sound sampler, hnd out what we thought of it before you buy And d you want to know more aboul any subject, from animation and DTP lo tilling more memory, refer hack to the articles we’ve written especially to introduce you lo ihcsc sorts of fascmatine subjects.
Year Year Year Total number One Two Three of pages Involved Number of 1880 2728 2864 games reviewed Number of 216 264 294 Formal Gold games Average of all 26 27 26 game scores Number of items of serlous’software and
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68. 52 hardware reviewed 58 101 167 IN THE MAGAZINE: we led with
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Each year, we tot up the statistics for the year and discover that the magazine keeps on getting bigger! Year One Is Issues 1-12. Year Two is Issues 13-24. And our third year is Issues 25-36.
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ISSUE 27 ON SALE IN SEPTEMBER 1991 IN NEWS: Commodore revealed that the base- level A500 would stay at 1Mb of RAM, plus we speculated that a super A500 would soon appear with the Enhanced Chip Set and Workbench 2 in.
Which was exactly what happened in November... IN THE MAGAZINE: we explored the amazing world of True Colour graphics that brings 16 million colours and photo-realistic pictures to your Amiga.
We also looked back at arcade classics - the original video games - and asked how well they stood up on the Amiga today.
ISSUE 28 ON SALE IN OCTOBER 1991 IN NEWS: we were looking forward to November's World of Commodore „ show, organised by this I fjg 9? JsSss® very magazine. When it came it was a runaway success, with exhibits ranging from the prototype CD-ROM drive to Ocean's fairground waltzer!
IN THE MAGAZINE: programming team Vivid Image revealed how they created the graphics for top arcade game First Samurai. We also asked a top race driver and an Air Vice Marshal (yes. Really!) To tell us what they thought of driving and flight sims.
ISSUE 29 ON SALE IN NOVEMBER 1991 IN NEWS: we examined the surprise arrival of the brand-new A500 Plus, which had gone on sale In Britain without anyone even knowing about It. It ,was the super Amiga we had predicted two months before, but It had problems: some software wouldn't run on it... IN THE MAGAZINE: our coverage was led by the full exclusive review of the A500 Plus and a look at the new features that Workbench 2 brought. We also compared word processors with graphics to see which was best and showed you how to use the free music program OctaMED.
ISSUE 32 ON SALE FEBRUARY 1992 IN NEWS: we reported that Commodore expected the Amiga CD-ROM drive to go on sale In March. We also carried the very first picture of the production model, but soon after we discovered that the name was to change from A690 to A570. Why became apparent in April... DECEMBER 1991 IN NEWS: we attempted to bring you up to date on thecontinuing story of A500 Plus compatibility problems. But that wasn't really half as interesting as the two complete packages and the special Xmas Lemmings demo that came on the two Coverdlsks!
IN THE MAGAZINE: we took a look at how games are programmed, letting the cat out of the bag on all the secrets. We also helped new owners in this beginners' special, asked whether the Workbench 2 upgrade was worth the money and explained how to upgrade to 1Mb of chip memory.
IN THE MAGAZINE: a massive look back at the year saw us reveal our personal tastes in games, music, films and books. We also surveyed the enormous changes to the Amiga over the year, as well as asking all the top UK programmers to pick their favourite games... and lots more!
IN THE MAGAZINE: with the CD-ROM drive supposedly on the way, we picked the time to look at almost all the CDTV software we could get our hands on, reviewing 45 titles, the only comprehensive look at CDTV discs by any Amiga magazine to date.
FTp THE index of the year IN THE MAGAZINE: animation was the main attraction, with a special feature showing you how some ot the techniques used by top cartoonists can be used in your own creations. We gave you the low-down on getting more memory, more chip memory, more... IN THE MAGAZINE: accompanying DTP package PageSefferon the Coverdisk was a full special on DTP. Explaining how it's done, what it's best used for and all the jargon. We brought you a pretty stunning Coverdisk full of games and game demos, too!
Coverdislcs COMPLETE FULL-PRICE PROGRAMS Pioneering as ever. Amiga Formal has worked to bring you a second Coverdisk with complete software packages that would normally cost a small fortune. Here’s a run-down of the packages we've brought you to date, and we'll keep doing what we do best... bringing you the best value there is In Amiga magazines!
Program name OctaMED Issue number 29 What it was Full samole tpnuenrpr Sequencer One 30 i uii Jen i iiytv. Vcuuci i ci Easy-to-use music creation Graphics Workshop 30 Stunning 32-colour painting Vista 33 _Amazing fractal landscapes PageSetter 1.2 SpectraColor Jr CanDol Jr 34 35 Beginners' DTP made easy _ Full 4096-colour painting Explore multimedia-making 36_ COVERDISK GAME DEMOS The last year has seen some amazing demos of amazing games. Including top stars like Lemmings and the incredible First Samurai! Here's where to find what... Mega-lo-Mania Magic Pockets First Samurai 25 26 Sensible
Software's game of global domination Thp RifmAn nl flnrm hnv with trm kpt( fi ill rtf vrrpK 28 I f IC DKIIUIU i UlelllUl III UUV Willl UUUill) IUII U1 ScvlCli Japanese-style platform action from Vivid Image MiG 29M Super Fulcrum 28 The high-flying Soviet simulation from Domark Blues Brothers Christmas Lemmings 29 30 Shady antics and sharp suits from Titus Three new levels specially written for Amiga Format Knightmare 31 Tony Crowther s massive TV-inspired role-player Top Banana 32 The strange eco-friendly platform romp from Hex Myth__ 33 The System 3 platform game of historical hFjinks
Sensible Soccer _ 34 Sensible Software's stupendous soccer sim Jaguar Racing 34 High-speed driving action from Core Design Easy AMOS 35 | 1 8 I ?
Crazy Cars ill 36 Titus's cop ar beating, flat-out racing game COVERDISK SERIOUS DEMOS Who else brings you demos of the top releases in serious software? Top of the pops in the last twelvemonth has to be the classic paint program Deluxe Paint IV.
Deluxe Paint IV 26 Electronic Arts' superb HAM paint package Home Accounts 2 29 Household finance planner from Digita Real Things amms 29 Real life clip art as ammbrushes for use in Dpaint Stereo Master 30 Entry level sampler from Microdeal Easy AMOS 35 An ideal way to start programming from Europress COVERDISK UTILTITIES Here's where to find those little programs that make the Amiga Format Coverdisk so darned useful... RunMe 25 Program launcher for Hds Noisetracker Beet) Base 26 25 Music prog plus samples Database for BBC emulator Fortune TextEngine 25 25 Fortunecookie program Simple word
processor Last Hope 25 Recovers deleted files Pools predictor 28 __Helps you do the pools NoisePlayer StandAloneDiskMaker 28 28 Plays Noisetracker modules Creates self-boot disks Control Console PicSaver 28 31 Disk menu system Saves program screens as IFF Virus Checker 5 26 31 Virus checker Syslnfo 31 Tells you what's in your Amiga Hunter III 35 Sample ripper COVERDISK COMPLETE GAMES From the minds of our readers is spawned the occasional gem of a little game, so here's where to find yourself a bit of relaxing fun.
Jumper 25 Froqqer classic clone Cracker 25 Mastermind board game clone Hemroids 27 Asteroids classic clone PacMan 87_____ 27 PacMan classic done Amoeba invaders 27 Space Invaders classic clone Girl Actions 27 Galaxians classic clone Doody 31 Sweet simple platform game Air Warrior 32 On-line flight sim Mouthman 33 Another excellent PacMan clone Biplanes 33 Fun air combat game Duel Mutant Camels Croakl 33 3D shoot-em-up
• JY 35 Superb Jeff Minter shoot-em-up Another Frogger clone
Microbe 35 Bizarre original shooty game Quick Money 35 Simple
two-player blasting ISSUE 33 ON SALE IN MARCH 1992 IN NEWS:
with not much else going on. We thought It time to blow our own
trumpet- New figures, independently checked, revealed Amiga
Formal had just become Britain's best-selling computer
magazine, outselling all the business computer mags. Wow!
ISSUE 34 ON SALE APRIL 1992 IN NEWS: possibly the development of the decade, the arrival ol the A500 replacement, the A600. We'd known it was on the way tor some time but hadn't wanted to jump the gun: in the end, we were the first to bring the lull, official details from Commodore.
ISSUE 35 ON SALE IN MAY 1992 IN NEWS: we asked software developers and publishers, to explain what they were planning to do about software on smart cards' to plug in the new slot on the A600. Would they stop doing games on disk? Find out... AUGUST 1992 IN THE MAGAZINE: the first ever feature of its kind showed where to get the raw materials for your graphics and sound creations, making your life a great deal easier. We also majored on reviews of some exciting new graphics packages.
E 36 ON SALE IN JULY 1992 IN NEWS: the astonishing announcement that the A500 Plus was to cease production for ever gives an insight into the way Commodore are going to go with the Amiga. So the A600 is now the base- level Amiga: does this spell the end for the A500?
IN THE MAGAZINE: we reckoned it was time to take stock of the way the Amiga was going, so as well as a full hands-on test of the A600 and a prototype CD- ROM drive, we looked in details at the issues surrounding the demise of the A500. What is the future of the Amiga?
29 36 36 33 29 36 !¦» H Mmfr.r.F N ¦ 1 m AlfaData TKB-MTA Trackball AjfaData TKB-MT Trackball Podscat PT-3030 tablet Genitizer GT-906 tablet Cherry MkIV tablet The Miracle system: a decent keyboard, a whole set of piano lessons and lots of fun, all for a bargain £300.
A500 HARD DRIVES ('THE BIG DEAL' ISSUE 28 PAGE 199) Commodore CBM A590 (20Mb) 69% GVP Impact Senes II (50Mb plus) 92% FG BSC Oktagon 500 |52Mb plus) 80% Xetec FasTrak (controller and drive) 82% Novla 301 (internal. 30Mb, also 20Mb) 73% Prima !05i (internal. 100Mb, also 50Mb) 82% IVS Trumpcard (various sizes) 66% SupraDnve 500XP (40Mb) 85% AUGUST 1992 34% 50% 50% 57% 83% 85% 72% 91% FG 91% FG 78% 63% 43% 81% 70% 65% 94% FG 93% FG 55% Audio Engineer Plus Sound Master AMAS 2 Perfect Sound 3 Pro Sample Studio 2 Stereo Master Stereo Sampler Mkll Sound Trap III AudioMaster IV Audition 4 Intersound
Audio Engineer Plus Ramscan 34 157 94% EG Excellent pro-quality sampling hardware and software Audition 4 Sunrize Ind 29 181 93% FG Superb software for use with any sampler hardware Beat Studio PanDAAL 36 162 78% Cheap sampler, not quite up with the pace on features Digital Sound Studio GVP 36 163 89% Excellent medium-range sampler at £60. Give it a look Dr Ts KCS 3.5 Dr T's 29 I79 92%FG Complex, but the best sequencer there is. Bar none Dr T's X-OR Dr T's 35 127 72% Good patch editor and librarian tor synth users Intersound lnteractivision28 153 65% Decent software, but AudioMaster IV is much
better Megamix Master Rombo 36 163 82% Good entry-level sampler, competes with Technosound Miracle Keyboard Tutor Mindscape 32 I25 93%FG Superb combo of keyboard and software for learners Stereo Master Microdeal 32 126 81% Good beginners sound sampler Sound Master Oxxi-Aegis 25 I27 91%FG Impressive sound sampler with top software Super JAM Blue Ribbon 35 123 87% Clever system to help you compose tunes in any style Technosound Turbo New Dim. 26 147 81% Excellent sampling package for beginners, now updated Technosound Turbo 2 New Dim. 36 162 84% Good sampler for beginners, the best under £40
Zero G Datafile Time & Space32 143 N A Compact discs with excellent sounds for you to sample MUSIC HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE REVIEWS In Ihe last year we’ve been swamped with cheap new sound samplers, so there's no excuse not to have a bash at making your own music. Other outstanding products ot the year include Dr T's superb professional sequencer KCS Level 3 (Issue 29 Page 179 92%), which is worth buying an Amiga tor. And the amazing Miracle piano teaching system trom Mindscape (Issue 32 Page 125 93%). It you can't play a note, invest In it!
WORD PROCESSORS WITH GRAPHICS ('ARE YOU IN THE PICTURE?' ISSUE 29 PAGE A1) KmdWords 2 30% Excellence! 80% ProWrite 65% Pen Pal 95% FG Wordworth 92% FG EXTERNAL FLOPPY DISK DRIVES ('LOOSE N' FLOPPY' ISSUE 29 PAGE
217) ROUND-UPS AND COMPARISONS Frequently we ll get together all
the available brands of a particular kind of hardware or
software and compare like with like to see what's the
best. Here's what we found in 1991-92... TRACKBALLS AND GFX
TABLETS ('ALTERNATIVE INPUT' ISSUE 28 PAGE 193) VIDEO
GENLOCKS ('THE GEN ON GENLOCKS' ISSUE 30 PAGE 219) Rendale
Super 8802 69% MiniGen 65% RocGen RG300C 72% RocGen Plus 70%
Rendale 8802 66% Electronic Design 85% G2 VideoCentre V3 82%
CBM AI0II Zydec Qtec EX-310 Cumana CAX354 Power PC880B Roc
Lite RF382C Golden Image 3A-ID HARDWARE AND ALF3 hard drive
Gasteiner 30 196 82% Techie hard drive controller card lor
A1500 and A2000 A-Max II Readysoft 27 135 85% Macintosh
emulator h ware and s ware, impressive Bug joystick Cheetah
29 125 92%FG Light of action, neat shape, this is a fave
stick with many Casio TV-8500 Casio 25 155 85% Superb little
LCD telly for use as a monitor Concept Keyboard CKC 26 137
85% Alternative input for young or disabled people Dataflyer
500 Trilogic 30 195 65% Hard drive, ugly but can be
converted for A1500 2000 GVP Impact II Combo GVP 26 132 95%
FG 68030 68882 accelerator. RAM and HD controller Novia 30i
ICD 27 142 73% Nicely-made internal HD for A500 Irom US
Pilot Mouse Logitech 25 155 85% Unusual design arc-shaped,
but comfortable Prima I05i ICD 27 143 82%
Beautilully-designed internal 105Mb HD for the A500 SupraRAM
500RX Supra 25 119 89% Tidy edge-connector expansion for
large memory Trojan Ught Pen Trojan 30 198 78% Interesting
alternative to a mouse for paint programs V2000 memory card
Virgo 2S 157 65% 2Mb A500 RAM expansion. Gary chip removal
to fit HARDWARE REVIEWS Hard drives, RAM expansions and
floppy disk drives are the most popular, but there's a whole
range of stuff been tested in the past year. Consistently
our favourite expansion tor the A500 is GVP's Impact II hard
drive, which comes in a range of sizes starting at around
50Mb and was adapted during the last year to be expandable
not only with up to 8Mb of RAM.
But also with a PC emulator (reviewed this issue) and even a 68030 accelerator (due next month).
A500 Plus A600 A570 CD-ROM preview LOWEST PRICES GUARANTEED!
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• Fattfir Aanus” compatible tor 'MD MEM • Low prolile
enable disable switch • Available with or without
battery-backed clock calendar module.
CLOCK £22.95 £17.95 GVP IMPACT SERIES 2 HARD DISK WITH RAM (A500HD8+) 52Mb Hard disk system with up to 8Mb of RAM • Factory-fitted Quantum Pro-drive. 11ms access Uses 1M x 8bit SIMMs" (see RAM CHIPS section for prices) • Game switch (hard drive disable) and power supply.
52Mb I 60Mb E359.00lc369.00 £215.
£36.95 V -I t* 'Ss1 14 EXTERNAL FLOPPY-DRIVE High-quality silent mechanism Tnrouqh-port • switch.
Enable disable ROM SHARERS “ESSaSy'sw| between 1 3 & 2 04 Kickstart ROMS • Keyboard controlled switchrng • Has ROM sockets to allow tor _ - .j. future expansion. L.Tvn~r* rasa KICKSTART ROMS V1.3 ROM V2.04 kickstart ROM CORTEX 8Mb RAM EXPANSION for the Amiga A500 A1000 A500 plus The ONLY RAM upgrade approved by Commodore UK • Fully compatible with A500 plus for 10Mb maximum RAM • External fitting (Warranty remains intact) • Through port (covered by blanking plate) • Fully implemented auto- configure • Zero wait states • Compatible with A590 and all major hard disks • UsesIM x 8bit or 1M x
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M 2Mb 4Mb 8Mb ¦ £135.00 £191.00 £303.00 2 YEAR GUARANTEE All product bearing the Cortex brand name carries a 2-year guarantee. Other products in this advertisment carry a 1 year guarantee.
All prices include VAT and postage & packaging. All products shipped same day where possible. Allow 14 days lor delivery it ordering by cheque. Make cheques P O s payable to CORTEX PRICE PROMISE Cortex will match any genuine price ottered by one of our U.K. competitors on goods that are in stock on a like-tor-like basis. This oiler applies at the time ol purchase only and does not apply lo prices ollorod in sales of bankrupt stock, clearanco or closing down sales.
GVP FULL RANGE AVAILABLE INCLUDING NEW A530 68030 ACCELERATOR AND HARD DISK NB - PRICE PROMISE APPLIES!!
GVP 8Mb RAM EXPANSION tor the Amiga A1500 A2000 Fully implemented . Zero wait states • Uses 1M x 9»t SIMMs 2.4. or 8Mb configuration £47.95 Jwaas&'&aE 55!*“ BEHffll ram chips 'Mx 8 bit SIMMS (lor - , Cortex. GVP etc) EACH 4Mx 8 bh SIMMS (lor r ____ I Gvpe|p each 22223 I 256K x 4 bit DIPS (for A590 ¦ I _ . _ 2091 ICO etc) EAChE53 bit DtPs (lor older -
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CORTEX 1 Mb MODULE FOR A500 plus Gives 2Mb CHIP MEM • S&K'mn™
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1) 0 YOU WANT lo know what we thought of a game that you liked or
loathed? Have you seen something on sale cheap and thought to
yourself. I wonder what that's like'? Here's the place lo
check on all 295 games we've looked at in the last year.
Remember, the Formal Golds are the classics but anything that scored 80‘r or mom is well worth having. While scores in the 70s mean this could be right up sour alley. Anything marked B is a high-value budget game, while anything with RR next to it is a cut-price re-release, so these could be especially worth buying.
134 C o c LO -i o •o NJ Game name Issue Page Score Abandoned Places 31 93 80% Addams Family 35 66 78% Advanced Destroyer 35 95 67% B RR Agony 35 87 60% Airbus A320 31 99 78% Alcatraz 35 86 76% Alien Breed 29 126 74% Alien Storm 31 107 59% Altered Destiny 28 74 54% Amnios 30 85 61% Anarchy 35 94 76% B-RR Another World 31 63 82% Apache Flight 35 94 69% B Arcade Trivia Quiz 26 88 57% B Armalyte 26 88 51% Atomino 26 61 72% Bahy Jo Going Home 30 148 58% Backgammon 34 81 67% Bane of Cosmic Forge 36 84 80% Barbarian 25 94 76% B RR Barbarian II 31 90 73% Battle Chess II 26 71 76% Beast Busters 25 54
41% Bill and Ted s Excellent Adventure 25 68 58% Big Run 33 86 58%- Billiards II Simulator 26 88 58% Bionic Commando 25 94 43% B-RR Birds of Prey 30 95 88% Black Crypt 34 78 78% Blade Warrior 27 75 74% Blues Brothers 29 88 86% Bonanza Brothers 31 88 70% Borobdur 33 89 35% Boston Bomb Club 28 67 74% Brides of Dracula 34 74 73% Captain Planei 30 101 43% Cardiaxx 31 80 37% Cardinal o t Kremlin 26 79 59% Castles 35 75 72% Castle of Dr Brain 36 95 81% Celtic Legends 30 105 85% Challenge Golf 26 85 45% Champion of the Raj 25 60 57% Chariots of Wrath 36 99 42% B Chess Champion 34 81 65% Cisco Heat 30
129 62% Cloud Kingdoms 27 103 56% B RR Combo Racer 33 93 44% B-RR Cover Girl Poker 36 87 19% Covert Action 36 69 68% Cricket 27 104 61% Crime City 33 89 70% Crime Does Not Pay 25 86 54% Darkman 28 102 48% From Graftgold, the team who created Rainbow Islands, Possibly the most unusuol gome style of ony hit gome this Fire and Ice made a refreshing change in arcade gomes. Yeor, Heimdall boasted the most superb cartoon graphics.
Deadline 27 104 42% B-RR Gateway savage frontier 34 67 45% Deathbrlnger 30 87 71% Gauntlet 3 27 87 63% Denaris 34 86 73% B RR Germ Crazy 25 91 75 Deliverance 35 69 80% Ghost Battle 25 83 69% Devious Designs 30 99 83% Ghouls n Ghosts 32 85 54% Disc 35 95 48% B Global Effect 36 83 67% Double Dragon 2 32 84 73% B-RR Go 34 81 64% Dune 36 94 79% Godfather |The) 32 81 46% Dynablaster 34 71 87% Golden Eagle 32 82 59% Edd the Duck 36 99 77% B-RR Great Napoleon Battles 33 86 40% Elf 28 78 85% Gunboat 25 85 72% Elvira 2 34 55 81% Hagar the Horrible 30 139 59% Executioner |The) 27 88 40% Halls of
Montezuma 25 88 43% F-16 Combat Pilot 34 86 80% B-RR Hard Nova 28 90 42% Face Off 29 84 83% Hare Raising Havoc 33 85 25% Falling Jewels 32 82 38% Harlequin 33 89 78% Fantastic Voyage 31 108 49% Harpoon Battleset 3 34 82 78% Fate: Gates of Dawn 32 78 77% Head over Heels 28 65 79% Final Blow 30 91 43% Heimdall 29 101 88% Final Fight 28 97 60% Hero Quest 26 87 85% Fire and Ice 36 69 89% Hero Quest Return 35 86 60% Fireteam 2200 34 82 78% Hoversprint 35 94 67% Flames of Freedom 28 83 87% Impossible Mission 2 25 93 72% Flight of the Intruder 28 63 88% Interceptor 25 59 42% Flight Path 737 25 94 10%
B International Athletics 27 103 58% Fort Apache 30 148 68% Jetsons |The) 34 82 29% Frenetic 26 77 67% Jupiter s Masterdrive 32 85 87% Frostbyte 25 93 69% B Kid Gloves 27 104 61% Fuzzball 30 127 80% Kid Gloves 2 32 63 79% Games Summer Edition 26 88 51% B-RR Kmghtmare 31 71 85% A whole year£ worth CLASSICS IN THE MAKING These are the games that could stand the test of time and become classics, the ones we've picked out as Format Golds with a score of 905k or higher. They're all excellent games but for the first time, this year we've got a couple of budget games that have made the grade. With
more and more former classics coming out at bargain prices, is this a trend that will continue next year?
Game name Issue Page Score Apidya 35 83 90% FG Battle Isles 29 69 90% FG Cruise for a Corpse 27 79 90% FG Eye of the Beholder 2 35 54 91% FG First Samurai 29 95 91% FG Formula 1 Grand Grand Prix 30 133 92% FG Heart of China 32 57 90% FG James Pond 33 93 90% FG James Pond, Robocod 29 81 91% FG Jimmy White's Snooker 26 59 91% FG John Madden's Football 33 59 94% FG Links 36 77 92% FG Lure of the Temptress 36 80 92% FG Mega-lo-Mama 26 56 91% FG MicroProse Golf 30 123 90% FG Monkey Island 2 36 63 95% FG Pacific Islands 35 51 93% FG Populous 2 30 81 95% FG Robocop 3 32 61 91% FG Sensible Soccer 36
58 91% FG Shadowlands 33 73 93% FG Storm Master 33 64 91% FG Striker 36 59 93% FG Thunderhawk 26 83 90% FG Ultimate Golf 32 84 90% FG Vroom 34 56 91% FG B-RR (5 THE INDEX of the year Uamatron 2II2 was a shock top scorer last August: a Shareware game, but got a full 89% in review.
Knights of the Sky 29 121 88% Kwik Snax 33 93 55% Last Ninja III 29 104 81% Leander 32 81 78% LED Storm 25 94 46% Legend 36 87 88% Leisure Suit Larry 1 35 53 53% Leisure Suit Larry 5 33 78 50% Life and Death 25 53 70% Uamatron 2112 26 66 89% Lord of the Rings 30 130 72% Lotus Esprit Turbo 35 94 87% Lotus Turbo Chall 2 29 115 89% Mad Dog Williams 33 89 72% Magic Garden 29 82 79% Magic Pockets 27 69 85% Manager (The) 35 87 79% Manchester Utd Europe 25 73 80% Manchester Utd Europe 36 98 74% Manix 32 85 63% Medieval Warriors 27 98 63% Mega Twins 29 125 60% Mercenary III 32 69 87% Mercs 25 80 72%
MicroProse Soccer 36 98 60% MiG 29M Superfulcrum 29 73 89% Might and Magic 3 35 80 82% Mindbender 32 85 65% Moonstone 32 76 59% Mystical 32 85 60% of games!
Navy Seals 26 62 65% Nebulus 2 27 73 63% Necronom 30 117 23% Oh nol More Lemmings 31 68 82% Onslaught 31 108 81% B-RR Operation Thunderbolt 34 86 44% B-RR Ork 35 86 72% Outrun Europa 29 90 78% Parasol Stars 36 72 87% Pegasus 29 118 61% PGA Tour Golf courses 33 86 72% Pinball Dreams 33 81 84% Pitfighter 28 89 60% Pools of Darkness 35 62 53% Populous 30 147 89% B-RR Populous World Editor 31 107 80% Prehistorik 25 78 68% ProFlight 25 65 75% Project X 35 76 75% Protector 25 94 13% 8 Psyborg 34 82 36% Race Drivin 34 58 45% RBI 2 25 75 84% Realms 32 75 69% Red Baron 32 81 39% Renegade 34 86 71% B-RR
Resolution 101 32 84 82% B-RR Return of Medusa 33 83 85% Rick Dangerous 33 93 75% B-RR Rise of the Dragon 27 85 86% Robin Hood 27 101 80% Robin Smith's Cricket 27 76 35% Robocop 34 86 57% B-RR Robozone 30 109 52% Rodland 27 92 88% Rolling Ronny 28 77 76% Rotox 32 84 86% B-RR One of mony excellent games now available at a bargain price. Stunt Car Racer is still a unique experience. Get it!
R-Type II 25 57 88% Rugby The World Cup 30 110 82% Samurai 35 88 65% Sarakon 27 97 60% Scooby and Scrappy Doo 29 126 69% B Seven Colours 29 126 64% Shadow Sorceror 30 102 74% Sharkey s Moll 25 94 69% B Silent Service II 28 69 82% Sim Ant 36 78 73% Simpsons (The) 26 65 82% Sliders 26 68 60% Smash TV 31 74 61% Sorceror 27 104 60% B-RR Space 1889 31 83 59% Space Crusade 34- 77 82% Space Gun 34 64 57% Space Quest 1 36 87 58% Space Quest IV 35 61 48% Special Forces 35 57 79% Spellbound 35 95 51% B Spy vs Spy 36 99 84% B Stack Up 26 88 80% B Starbyte Super Soccer 33 85 63% Starglider 2 31 108 88%
B-RR Starush 36 95 52% Steg the Slug 36 98 83% B Steve McQueen 32 82 26% Stratego 28 92 81% Strike Fleet 30 136 80% Striker Manager 26 88 53% Stunt Car Racer 30 147 89% B-RR Super Ski 2 35 88 70% Suspicious Cargo 29 76 80% Supaplex 30 114 73% Supaplex 36 98 44% B Super Space Invaders 29 1 1 1 83% Swap 26 72 59% Tangram 25 70 60% Terminator 2 29 107 60% Thai Boxing 25 94 16% B Their Finest Missions 28 102 83% ThunderBurner 32 82 22% Thunderjaws 28 102 51% Thunderstrike 32 85 73% B-RR Tip Off 31 66 50% Titanic Blinky 30 148 74% B Titus the Fox 34 62 81% Toyota Celica GT Rally 33 93 73% B-RR
Turrican 29 126 88% B-RR Turtles Coin-op 31 100 60% Ultima VI 34 68 67% Ultimate Darts 25 94 55% B Under Pressure 30 88 45% Untouchables 34 86 38% B-RR Utopia 28 53 84% Vengeance of Excalibur 35 87 64% Venus the Flytrap 33 93 82% B-RR Videokid 33 67 60% Volfied 29 75 72% Voodoo Nightmare 33 93 70% B-RR W Gretzky Hockey 2 33 86 78% Wild West World 31 107 64% Wild Wheels 30 148 41% Willy Beamish 33 70 44% WolfChild 33 85 76% World Class Rugby 31 103 68% WC Rugby Five Nations 35 70 69% WWF Wrestlemania 32 66 72% 2one Warrior 28 71 36% 1 st Division Manager 34 86 66% B 4D Sports Boxing 30 119 79%
4D Sports Driving 33 61 33% WHY EIGHT OUT OF TEN CATS PREFER GAME COMPILATIONS FOR ADDED VALUE!
Why pay more? In our regular Cheap n Cheerful section you can llnd not only bargaln-prlce games but also compilation packs which feature three or tour games tor the price of one. Often, these compilations are worth buying just lor one of the games In the pack. Here's a look at the compilations we've seen this year.
Sport s Best 36 99 75% Three decent but not inspiring sports-related exploits Dizzy's Excellent Adv 35 95 77% Four more fun but unoriginal games from the top budget-busting software house Fantasy Pak 35 95 68% Two adventures and a puzzle game in a decent but uninspmng pack Grandstand 35 95 88% An adequate footy game with superior golf, tennis and driving simulations. Well worthwhile Award Winners 34 86 85% All top names, here - Populous, Kick Off 2, Pipemama and Space Ace - superbl The Ninja Collection 34 86 43% Assemblage of relatively tedious eastern beat-em-ups Champions 31 108 70% Decent
sports set with Man U footy leading and squash and boxing following up Soccer Stars 31 108 79% Ideal footy comp with Kick Off 2 and Emlyn Hughes, plus Gazza AUGUST 1992 Air. Land and Sea 30 148 83% Storming pack with simulations Indy 500. Interceptor and 688 Attack Sub The Dizzy Collection 30 148 78% Five eggy adventures from the popular budget arcade mould _ Mag Scrolls Collection 28 101 83% Three classic but ageing adventures: Fish. Corruption and Guild of Thieves The Big Deal 27 104 69% A great chess game, plus three card game variants.
Solid if a little uninspiring Test Drive Collection 27 104 58% Program plus four supp disks, but looking a bit aged James Bond Collection 28 102 79% Decent pack of playable arcade games, fun enough The Grandstand compilation Is the bast we've seen, featuring classic golf and tennis games with good race-driving action and an average footy game.
AUGUST 1992 36 154 25 145 25 145 25 145 25 146 25 146 25 146 25 147 25 150 27 158 29 161 30 205 30 206 30 208 30 21 I 45% 75% 75% 85% 90% FG 85% 85% 90% FG 95% FG 65% 90% FG 79% 79% 79% 81% Scetlander GeniSoft Microlllusions Catus AB GRAPHICS HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE REVIEWS Whal very nearly qualifies as the big thing of the year is True Colour', the new technology that brings millions of colours and photo-quality to your Amiga. But it's so expensive! So this advance was upstaged for most of jjs by the arrival of Deluxe Paint IV, the latest version of the best Amiga program ever, which was the
first paint and animation program to work in the 4096-colour HAM mode as well as all the other screen modes. It's a winner!
Art Dept Professional ASDG 26 125 75% Good image processor converter, has got better since An Dept Pro 2 ASDG 36 149 85% Excellent update on the still-dominant image processor Art Tutor |The| CastleSoft 36 153 78% Useful program for learning techniques behind good art Caligari 2 Octree 34 139 85% 3D modelling system with texture mapping not tracing DaataScan Pro GS PanDAAL 36 126 75% Decent mono hand-held scanner, but not the best DCTV DC 31 127 90%FG True colour bargain including paint and frame grabber Deluxe Paint IV Earts 26 23 92% FG The best paint program now with HAM too - excellent
Design Works New Horizons 26 121 71 % Structured drawing, simple but lacks necessary features Dpaint III Presentation Tool video Video One 28 148 88% Good video showing how to use Dpaint for video work Dpamt III Tutor Video Audition 28 148 71% Introducing beginner to the top paint package Draw 4D Pro Adspec 29 165 82% Ouick 3D animation with powerful non-trace render Expert Draw GeniSoft 35 135 86% Very good structured drawing program Genesis Microlllusions 30 187 65% Fractal landscaper, but loses out badly to competition Graphics Workshop HoloSoft Tech 25 13490% FG Excellent paint program we
gave you with Issue 301 HAM-E Black Belt 27 45 90% FG Extraordinary budget true colour' hardware software Imagine 2 Impulse 35 13993% FG Superb top-of-the-range 3D ray-tracing package MakePath Virtual Reality 35 15290% FG Excellent animation system for Vista MediaStation NewTek 36 135 86% Combined pack of DigiView digitiser with two utils Pixel 3D Precision 25 132 85% Good utility for converting bitmaps to 3D images Pixel 3D v2 Axxiom 33 I37 95%FG Updated utility for converting bitmaps to 3D objects Power Scanner 2 Power 36 I2790%FG Superb mono hand-held scanner including greyscale
Professional ScanLab ASDG 27 51 72% Controller hardware software for professional scanners RaceTrace RGB Software 31 137 70% Specialist utility converts bitmaps to 3D images Real 3D I 4 Activa 31 I33 95%FG Excellent, fast 3D modelling and rendering Real Things Safari RGB Studios 29 168 90%FG Animbrushes of wildlife to help your Dpaint creativity Real Things Sea Ufe RGB Studios 29 168 90%FG Animbrushes of wildlife to help your Dpaint creativity Scenery Animator Natural Graphics 29 I739I%FG Cheaper alternative to Vista Pro for fractal scenery SnapshotPro HBM 27 147 78% Good digitiser, but pricey
since not real-time colour Spectracolor HAM-E Oxxi-Aegis 30 I8390%FG Good paint package for the now defunct system Take 2 Rombo 33 121 80% Animation sequencer for use with video digitiser Terraform Virtual Reality 35 154 68% Flawed but intriguing DEM landscape creator for Vista TV Paint Archos 27 41 85% 24-bit true colour paint program, now improved TV Paint 1.6 TecSoft 35 142 89% Update of storming 24-bit paint package VistaPro Virtual Reality 26 14190% FG Astonishing fractal landscape creator, now updated VistaPro 2 Virtual Reality 35 15192% FG and the best fractal landscape generator there
is V-Lab Macro System 35 131 88% Digitiser, real time colour with composite images 3D Text Animator MindWare 25 157 63% Saves 3D text as arum files, but a little tncky in use 'SERIOUS' SOFTWARE REVIEWS Anything that doesn't come under the loose headings of graphics or music is here, from programming languages to word processors. We've loosely grouped them according to the categories used often by Americans: creativity, productivity and utilities.
Utilities (denoted by a U in the last column) are useful tools for using your Amiga. Creativity (shown by a C) includes design, DTP and other creative things. Productivity (a P in the last column) means all useful things like business software, word processors, spreadsheets, databases and so on. We've also got special categories for programming (L) and for books (B).
The year's outstanding features include the war of the top-end DTP packages, with PageStream now coming out on top of Professional Page; the continuing success of the excellent SCALA titling package: and the arrival of Easy AMOS, the ideal way to learn how to program.
Arguobly the top release of the year, Deluxe Paint IV has changed the painting scene entirely because its use of HAM makes ,any older programs redundant.
AmigaBasic Guide Dabs Press 36 154 75% B Useful guide to AmigaBasic programming, if you have it AmigaDOS Revised Abacus 36 154 55% B Excellent book on Workbench CU let down by layout Amiga DTV Power Abacus 36 154 80% B Useful. US-biased, volume on using the Amiga for video AMOS Compiler Europress 26 115 85% L Compiles AMOS programs to speedy, compact assembler AMOS 3D Europress 26 117 82% L Makes 3D programming in AMOS pretty darned simple BAD (Blitz a disk) Centaur 27 159 75% Util Good disk optimiser for faster, more secure disks Big Ajt'ive Scroller Alt'ive Image 27 159 50% C Reasonable but
limited tool for making scrolling titles CanDo 1.5 Innovatronics 25 139 80% C Powerful multimedia system brought to you by Issue 361 Charts and Graphs TRSL 31 151 65% P Decent package for making charts from numerical info Commercial Games Software Dev 36 154 89% B Book on how to write a game and get it published There’s plenty of good stuff coming out all the time for younger hands: we'll be picking out the best next Issue, but here's where to find reviews of the programs we've looked at in the last year.
Mark's Mathlab EasyScript Paint me a story GeniSoft Game, set and Match GeniSoft The Three Bears School S'ware Spellicopter ESP What is it, where is it? Gemsoft Maths Mama School S'ware Mix and Match KidsType Discovery Techno Amiga Fun School 4 u 5yrs Europress Fun School 4 5-7yrs Europress Fun School 4 7-1 lyrs Europress Magic Storybook Soft Stuff The interest omong Amiga owners in learning how to program is extraordinary, and the release of Easy AMOS this year has made it easier than ever before.
InterSpread Interactivision 28 157 82% P Inexpensive, adequately powerful spreadsheet InterWord Interactivision 28 155 85% P Decent and speedy budget word processor LabelDex! EasyScript 36 153 65% P Useful utility for printing labels out with Mac-2-DOS Central Coast 26 149 74% C For transferring Macintosh files, needs Mac disk drive Mastering Beginners BSB 36 154 75% B Good book for anyone who is new to the Amiga PageStream 2.2 Soft Logik 34 121 9I%FGC Now has to be considered the best top-end DTP system Presentation Master Oxxi-Aegis 34 151 82% P Powerful system for creating presentations
Prodata 1.2 Arnor 28 142 82% P Good, fast database to use with the Protext WP system Professional Calc Gold Disk 34 129 92% FG C Professional spreadsheet for those hard sumsl Professional Page 3 Gold Disk 34 119 89% C Powerful DTP package in its latest incarnation Protext 5.5 Arnor 28 143 90% FG P Superb latest edition of the top no-frills word processor ProWrite 3.2 New Horizons30 189 84% P Word processor with graphics that's worth considering Quarterback Centaur 25 141 81% U Good hard disk back-up utility Quarterback Tools Centaur 25 141 85% U Good utility for looking after your disks Roll
'Em Design Minds 25 158 65% C Video titler and prompter, but not the best around SCALA I. I Digital Vision 28 133 86% C Latest version of excellent presentation titling package SCALA 500 Digital Vision 33 133 82% C Cut-down presentation package as excellent video titler Showmaker Gold Disk 28 137 92% FG C Outstanding multimedia system Top Form Design Minds 25 158 79% U Simple program lets you design forms for any use Turbo Text Oxxi-Aegis 25 143 92%FGU Excellent text editor for writing programs and letters Video Director Gold Disk 32 121 9I%FGC Original editing control system for home video
players Visionary Oxxi-Aegis 31 41 65% L Programming system for adventures: very complex Compgraphic Fonts Agfa 27 158 80% C Genuine fonts for use in any scaleable font application DevPac 3 HiSoft 33 125 95% FG L Assembly language used by top Amiga programmers Directory Opus Innovatronics 30 203 89% U Excellent for controlling the Amiga without using the CLI Distant Suns Virtual Reality 28 146 84% C Intriguing and fascinating astronomy program DOS-2-DOS Central Coast 26 149 70% U For reading and transferring PC files CrossDOS is better Easy AMOS Europress 34 145 92% FG L Easily the best way to
get started in programming Flow 3 New Horizons 36 153 82% P Idea processor' to help you organise your thoughts Fontgrabber GeniSoft 30 200 67% C Useful util for creating your own fonts GB Route Plus Complex 30 192 68% P Interesting UK road atlas system but a shade pricey Home Accounts 2 Digita 30 191 79% P Capable system for dealing with all household finances HomeBase Helios S ware 33 128 65% P Simple database for beginners, but slightly limited Hotlinks Editions Soft Logik 36 139 73% C Interesting pack of tools for use with PageStream EASY AMOS BOBS IN ACTION ifeer*- ' X . Nhikf NOW A FULL
COLOUR HANDY SCANNER FOR VnilD AMIGA -xX.
• The NEW Datel Colour Scanner uses the Mustek 8 colour grey
scale head to produce 4096 colour images.
• Several modes of operation are available to give
8. 16 or 32 different colour and Ham Images as well as 16 grey
scales.
• Scan update direct to the screen with direct scrolling and
positioning of the scanned image.
• Full colour pallette control with Gamma correction.
• Save IFF or Raw files of screen or buffer.
• Runs in 640 x 256 or 320 x 256 screen display.
• Unit plugs into expansion port of Amiga and does not require
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Full keyboard control of most functions.
• An easy to handle Handy Scanner featuring 105 mm scanning width
flr 400 dpi resolution enables you to scan graphics text into
your Amiga.
Includes hard disk transfer to run under Workbench.
• Adjustable switches for brightness contrast levels.
Full sizing menu of scan area.
• Geniscan gives you the ability to scan images, text or graphics
Be even offers 200 Dpi Dual Scan Mode.
Screen grid overlay At configure menu to save parameters. Icon menu to select functions.
X. Y position readout Be metric sizes.
Save images in suitable format for most leading packages including PHOTON PAINT. DELUXE PAINT, etc. ju View window and position control panel.
• Powerful partner for DTP that allows for cut and paste editing
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• Package includes Handy Scanner. Interface.
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• With the Amiga Genitizer Graphics Tablet you can streamline the
operation of most graphic or CAD programs.
• The Genitizer Graphics Tablet utilises latest technology to
oHer up to 100 dpi resolution at the tip of a stylus.
• Complete 9' x 6” digitizing area plus super accurate stylus
combine to enable fast, accurate and easy control.
• Works by mouse emulation' so the Genitizer will work with most
packages where mouse input is the usual method - Deluxe Paint,
Photon Paint, CAD Packages, etc.
• Supplied with a template for Deluxe Paint.
• Full easy to follow instructions.
• This is the input method used on professional systems • now you
can add a new dimension to graphics CAD.
• Fast input of drawing by 'tracing' is made easy - plus
'absolute reference’ means you can move around the screen many
times faster than by a mouse.
• The Genitizer fits in the serial port of your Amiga
500 1000 2000 and 'co-exists* with mouse.
• Unlike a mouso, the Tablet gives absoluto co-ordinates so that
tracking and menu selections are possible from the tablet face.
• A pressure sensitive switch built into the stylus tip activates
the Tablet overriding the normal mouse input. When you are not
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• Complete system - Graphics Digitizer Tablet, Stylus, Deluxe
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• SAVE THE ENTIRE PROGRAM IN MEMORY TO DISK Special compacting
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saves directly to disk as Amiga Dos - reloads independently of
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SUPER POWERFUL TRAINER MODE - now with D.EEP trainer. Even better than before - allows you to generate more or even infinite lives, fuel, ammo, ' erfect as a Trainer Mode to get you past that ' impossible'' level.
Easy to use.
• IMPROVED SPRITE EDITOR The full Sprite Editor allows you to
view modify the whole sprite set including any "attached”
sprites. PLUS A RANGE OF IMPROVED FEATURES.
• VIRUS DETECTION Comprehensive virus detection and removal
features to protect your software investment. Works with all
presently known viruses.
BURST NIBBLER.
Now this super disk copier program is built into Action Replay Mk III. Just imagine a superfast, efficient disk copier program at the press of a key • no more waiting.
• SAVE PICTURES AND MUSIC TO DISK Pictures and sound samples can
be saved to disk. Files are saved directly in IFF format
suitable for use with all the major graphic and music packages.
Samples are displayed as screen waveform.
PAL or NTSC MODES SELECTABLE • Useful for removing ugly borders when using NTSC software. (Works only with newer Agnus chips).
SLOW MOTION MODE Now you can slow down the action to your own pace. Easily i from full speed to 20% speed. Ideal to help you through the MANY MORE INSTANT CLI COMMANDS ¦ like Rename, Relabel, Copy, etc. RESTART THE PROGRAM Simply press any key and the program will continue where you left off.
• FULL STATUS REPORTING At the press of a key now you can view
the Machine Status, including Fast Ram, Chip Ram, RamDisk,
Drive Status, etc.
• POWERFUL PICTURE EDITOR Now you can manipulate and search for
screens throughout memory. Over 50 commands to edit the picture
plus unique on screen status "overlay" shows all the
information you could ever need to work on screens. No other
product comes close to offering such dynamic screen handling of
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.-dk JOYSTICK HANDLER • allows the user to select Joystick instead of Keypresses • very useful for many keyboard programs.
9 MUSIC SOUND TRACKER With Sound Tracker you can find the complete music in programs , demos,etc. And save them to disk. Saves in format suitable for most track player programs. Works with loads of programs!!
• AUTOFIRE MANAGER From the Action Replay III preference screen
you can now set up autofire from 0 to 100%. Just imagine
continuous fire power?
Joystick 1 and 2 are set separately for that extra advantage!
IMPROVED RAM EXPANSION SUPPORT.
Now many more external Ram Expansions will work with all Action Replay III commands.
9 DOS COMMANDS Now you have a selection of DOS commands available at all times • DIR, FORMAT, COPY, DEVICE, etc. FILE REQUESTOR - if you enter a command without a filename, then a file requestor is displayed.
9 DISK COPY Disk Copy at the press of a button ¦ faster than Dos Copy. No need to load Workbench - available at all times.
• BOOT SELECTOR Either DFO or DF1 can be selected as the boot
drive when working with Amiga Dos disks. Very useful to be able
to boot from your external drive.
PLUS IMPROVED DEBUGGER COMMANDS ¦ including Mem Watch Points and Trace.
• DISKCODER With the new "Diskcoder" option you can now 'tag'
your disks . Unique code that will prevent the disk from being
loaded by anyone else. ‘Tagged" disks will only reload when you
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E PREFERENCES ’ tction Replay III now has screen colour preferences with menu setup. Customise your screens to suit your taste. Very simple to use.
IMPROVED PRINTER SUPPORT • including compressed small character command, e DISK MONITOR nvaluable disk monitor - displays disk information in easy to understand format. Full modify save options.
MORE FEATURES INCLUDING 80 COLUMN DISPLAY AND 2 WAY SCROLLING...
• Full M68000 Assembler Disassembler • Full screen editor •
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• Show frozen picture • Play resident sample • Show and edit all
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• Calculator • Help command • Full search feature • Unique Custom
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• Disk handling - show actual track, Disk Sync, pattern etc. •
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• Show memory as HEX, ASCII, Assembler, Decimal • Copper
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• Grabs 15 Bit colour image in 1 50 second, double buffered
display updates at 5 frames per second full screen or 15 frames
per second in monitor mode.
• Display 8, 8+, 16,16+, 32, 32+, Red, Green, Blue, B W and HAM.
• 24 Bit IFF file save from 15 Bit data plus visual IFF colour
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Screen display is 256 x 256 pixels in normal mode, 128 x 128 pixel monitor mode or optional 320 x 256 save mode.
Editing features include Cut, Copy, Brush, Paste and Undo, pallette controls include R.G.B. level and Gamma correction.
• Special effects mirror, reverse pos neg compress etc.
• Standard phono video input 0.5 to 2.0 volt composite sync level
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• Hardware consists of main digitizer unit with brightness and
contrast controls and R.G.B. splitter unit featuring Red,
Green, Blue and Saturation controls.
• Unit plugs into expansion connector of Amiga 500, with through
port for hard disk drives.
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• Movie Maker uses the monitor mode of the Real-Time Digitizer to
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• 128 x 128 pixel 32 colour images at rates between 1 to 15
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• Full editing facilities to record, play, single, step, cut,
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• Play, loop, forward or backwards controls plus time interval
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• Uses chip or just memory up to 6 meg to give 500 frames. This
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• Standard phono video input 0.5 to 2.0 volts to take signals
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• Controls tor brightness and contrast and throughporl on A500
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• Frame grab in 1 50 second, record update up to 3 frames per
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• Single or continuous mono update In 4. 8 or 16 grey levels.
• Play frames backwards or forwards up to 15 frames per second.
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• Display 256 x 256 pixels, but optional 320 x 256 IFF Save.
Screen editing features Cut. Copy, Brush. Paste and Undo.
• Second display editor controls sequence production: Record,
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• Separate player programs included to Insert into your own
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• Top quality 1 Mb unformatted drive.
• Built in digital display actually shows which track is
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• Fully compatible
- brings A500 up to 1 Meg.
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• Easily fitted to trapdoor and Gary chip.
• Onboard clock - auto recharging.
• Fully populated with Fas tram (requires
• A top quality 8 bit mono sampler complete with Pro Sampler and
Jammer software.
• Also compatible with most other PD Sampler software.
• Inputs for microphone or line
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• tart sampling!
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• Separate room windows and controls for left and right Channels
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V500: 1 2Mbyte expansion. ONI V Upgrade your Amiga A500 to 1Mb. Chip fast ram compatible, gold plated connector, on off switch. £17.99 V501: 1 2Mbyte expansion + clock.
Upgrade your Amiga A500 to I Mb. Chip fasi ram compatible, ONLY gold plated connector, on off switch + auto recharging real r-s-s nn time clock. £22.99 V1500: 1 1 2Mbyte expansion + clock. Bare board Upgrade your Amiga A500 to 2Mb. Chip fast ram switchable, £29.99 gold plated connector, on off switch + auto recharging real ] 2 Mb time clock, expandable in 1 2 Mb stages, socketed D-rams. £69.99 V2000: 2Mbyte expansion + clock. Bare board Upgrade your Amiga A500 to 2 1 2 Mb. Chip fast ram switchable, £34.95 gold plated connector, on off switch + auto recharging real 1 1 2 Mb time clock,
expandable in 1 2 Mb stages, socketed D-rams. £89.95 V4000: 4Mbyte expansion + clock. Bare board Upgrade your Amiga A500 to 4 1 2 Mb. Chip fast ram switchable, £54.95 gold plated connector, on off switch + auto recharging real 11 2 Mb time clock, expandable in 1 2 Mb stages, socketed D-rams. £169.95 CHIPS Kickstart 1.3 £29.95 Kickstart 2.04 £39.95 Gary chip 5719 £17.95 Fatter Agnus 8372A £49.95 CIA chip 8520 £14.99 Ram chips suitable for all virgo ram expansions 256x4 £4.20 68000 CPU £14.00 Super Denise £31.00 Amiga 500 External 3 1 2" disk drive, top quality, low noise, Slimline design,
Through port, on off switch, high reliability lmeg drive 10 Capacity 5 for £5.95 40 Capacity £5.62 80 Capacity £6.99 100 Capacity £8.34 120 Capacity £9.52 31 2" dsdd 3, ,« LOCKABLE DISK BOXES LOGITECH KIDZ MOUSE C37.60 LOG! (UK) LTD 0344 891313 A MOUSE FOR ALL SEASONS Just the job for little uns who are just starting out with their Amiga, the new Logitech Kidz mouse combines all the functions you’d expect from a standard mouse with humorous mousey styling. Although it’s not strictly recommended for children who are under three years old, the Kidz mouse is reasonably Indestructible (in normal
use) and the internals are secured with a kid-proof Philips- head screw. So if you're trying to get your little terror into Amiga computing and you're tired of your own mouse being covered in jam, here's the perfect solution.
ALFADATA INFRARED MOUSE C49.95 GOLDEN I WAGE (UK) LTD 081-365 1 102 This neat liffle device is to your Amiga what poser phones are to BT. It's a two-part system, comprising a receiver recharging stand and a cordless. 260 dots-per-inch mouse unit. The receiver picks up the mouse movement and button operation trom up to 150cm away and indicator LEDs on the tront-panel show when It's communicating properly. When not in use, the mouse is placed on top of the receiver unit and given a battery re-charge, enough to last lor 10 hours of continuous use. If style counts for a lot in your Amiga
environment, this could be just the sort of fashion accessory you need to impress your pals.
ALFADATA OPTICAL MOUSE AUGUST 1992 £235.95 GOLDEN IMAGE (UK) LTD 081 -365 1102 Yet another twist on the standard mouse design, this optical mouse does away with all the complicated internal mechanics that invariably get filled with fluff and gunk. Instead, it uses a special mouse mat covered in tiny dots, and a photo-transis- tor on the bottom of the mouse unit. Together these work rather like the bar-code readers you find in shops to determine the mouse's speed and direction ol movement. With no moving parts (not even a rubber ball) the mouse never needs cleaning, and thanks to Its 300
dots-per-inch resolution. It's sensitive enough to detect the smallest movement.
AUTO MOUSE JOYSTICK SWITCH Cl 7.95 GOLDEN I WAGE (UK) LTD 081 -365 1 102 If you find you're often needing to swap between a mouse and a joystick for two-player games, this gizmo could put an end to your under-the-table rummaging and frustration. It plugs Into the mouse port, and you plug the mouse and joystick into separate connectors on the main body of the unit. To switch between mouse or joystick mode, you click the left mouse button or press fire, and the unit does the rest. There's even a couple of LEDs mounted on the top of the unit so you can tell which mode is currently engaged. If
your Amiga is tucked away neatly, or mounted In a second casing, this foolproof add-on could be worth its weight in gold.
Coming Contraptions Here's where we get serious-ish about your Amiga.
Neil Jackson previews some great new ideas earmarked for the third degree in coming issues.
Well-known and much-praised tor their huge range ot low cost, excellent quality modems. Supra are now branching out into more mainstream telecomms technology. Their latesi development is a combined fax machine and modem all-in-one package. It functions as a normal modem, enabling you lo access bulletin boards and remote networks at speeds of up to 14.400 bits per second. The modem hardware is also capable of using the industry-standard MNP compression and error- checking systems, and Hayes-compatible commands. The fax hardware supports Class I and 2 fax commands, making it excellent for use
with Amiga-compatible fax-driver software like GP Fax. Phone lead. RS-232 lead, manuals and power supply are all supplied in the package, as well as the Ncomm comms software (which doesn't : numbers to try out.
DATEL REAL TIME COLOUR SYSTEM Cl99.99 DATEL 0782 744707 To compliment their excellent black-and-white video digitiser, Datel have now developed a new full-colour system, capable of view ing and grabbing images from a live TV. Camera or video input. The system comprises two units to plug into your A500's expansion port, an RGB splitter and a last real-time digitiser. Also included is the operating software and a cable to connect the two units together. With the system installed, you can digitise pictures and save them in either Datel's own 12-bit picture formal, or as standard Dpaini-
compatiblc IFF images. Eight-colour. 16-colour and 4.096-colour HAM modes are all supported, and the software can manipulate captured images at the click of a mouse.
Upport faxes, sadly) and list of bulletin board What we have here is a stunningly comprehensive package, pul together by the distibutors. That could well be the answer to all your scanning needs. The AlfaScan-Plus system centres around the new 256-greyscale hand scanner, but it's the extra software which makes it so exciting.
Supplied with the package, you'll find no less than three of Migraph's excellent image-processing programs. These are Touch-Up. Merge-lt and OCR.
Touch Up is the ideal program for culling and pasting, enhancing and manipulating images that you have scanned, while Merge It is just what you need to invisibly join any number of previously scanned images together.
The most interesting package is OCR (short for Optical Character Recognition) which turns your scanner into a self-contained documcnt-lo-ASCII text file system. This means you can simply scan a printed page, and have the result stored as a word-processor file (which you can edil later), rather than as a picture.
'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 'productivity1 (DTP, databases) and creativity' (paint, animation, 3D, digitisers and music) software, it's all In here.
For 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 tor any particular kind ot job, and we'll see how anything new stacks up against the best In the business.
MASTERING AMIGADOS VOL 2 REVISED Cl9.95 BRUCE SMITH BOOKS 0923 894355 Just to prove that they can update their books as fast as Commodore can update their operating systems, Bruce Smith Books have announced the arrival ot a fully-revised edition ol the classic reference bible Mastering AmigaDOS Vol 2. By Mark Smiddy. This new edition now takes Into account the new AmigaDOS version 2.04, and includes 25 extra commands to use on the new system. This is as well as providing a complete alphabetically-sorted reference guide to all AmigaDOS commands tor older 1.2 and
1. 3 machines, plus explanations of topics like IFF tiles,
viruses, error codes and the Mountlist.
It you're thinking ot delving deep into your Amiga's CLI then this is the definitive book to read on the subject, don't leave your Workbench without it! A recommended purchase.
C o c IS) AMIGA GAME MAKER'S MANUAL Following last month’s review ot the Commercial Games Programmers Guide, here's another book designed to help the long-suftering games progammer. This time It's Sigma Press who are the publishers and it’s basically a companion guide to the popular Amiga programming language AMOS.
Here's 400 pages written by Stephen Hill which shows you how to create games Irom scratch. All the major aspects ot game design and programming have been covered: planning, graphic design, sprites, collision detection, fire control, backgrounds and animations - you'll tind It all in here.
The manual illustrates many of the steps using tested AMOS routines which you can copy in or modity to your heart's content. Check this out it you’re thinking about games programming.
• o sO NJ CORISH'S COMPUTER GAMES GUIDE Cl4.95 KUMA COMPUTERS LTD
0734 844335 Need a tew tips for MicroProses Railroad Tycoon?
Wanna know the real secret of Lucastilm s Monkey Island? Still an apprentice at FTL's Dungeon MasterT Then the third edition ot this humungous encyclopaedia ot game-tips may be what you're looking lor. Packed full with hints, tips, solutions and type-in alterations, the Corish Guide covers more than 1250 games and rolls in at around 800 pages. However, before you go rushing out to buy this potential lite- (and game) saver, there's one thing you should know: it covers virtually all computer formats, trom Gameboy and MegaDrive to C64 and Spectrum. Only a few are pukka Amiga pokes and tips, so
you may tind yourself still stuck in a tight spot with no hope of a solution.
Contents Here's where you'll tind the new products that we've chosen to give the full review treatment this issue.
PC EMULATORS ROUNDUP_________________106 Four emulators are put to the test to see how PC compatibility works - can you really run the top PC software on your Amiga?
IMAGE MASTER 1 56 This superb image processing program can do amazing things to True Colour pictures at the touch of a button.
SEQUENCER ONE PLUS ......162 Here s the long-awaited update to the beginners' song-writing program that came with Issue 30 ORDER ..164 A new database program under the spotlight: plus, we explain all the confusing jargon that surrounds databases 4D PROFESSIONAL JR .167 If you've never tried your hand at 3D graphics, this could be the way to start - it's cheap and easy to use.
AMINET 170 Do you need to get your Amiga talking? Get yourself networked. And check out our jargonbusting network explanation.
COMPENDIUM SIX-------------------------------1 73 A real lucky dip of a collection, this six-pack has some great little educational games at a bargain price. Stick your hand ml How the Ratings System works SPEED (marked out of 5) • • • • • Tremendously Important lor both hardware and software: there's nothing more annoying than waiting. A purely Intuitive |udgement.
DOCUMENTATION (out of 5) • • • • • Although there are some packages that are so simple no manual Is needed, complex Items benefit hugely Irom a good explanation.
ACCESSIBILITY (out of 5) • • • • • The target for all good software should be powerful but simple: this rating assesses how easy it is to get to grips with the Item.
FEATURES (out of 5) • • • • • Does It do what you want It to do? How well does It do It? And does it also do lots of other things that you'd never have thoughl of?
VALUE (out of 5) • • • • • A pretty Important rating, this one: II a package does everything you could wish for, it’s no use to you unless you can afford to buy It.
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The Verdict, our al-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 ol a deal you get.
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Address Surname Postcode Tel (Work); Tel (Home) Company Name (if appi»caDte) j Which computer(s). If any. Do you own? ...75Cl E&OE *3 ertiw»a * •* and may c*ange PM* mi rtfum m« coupon fo* m* uiietl .r.lcxmaiion More and more in modern life, it becomes necessary to have access to an IBM PC as part of your job. Pat McDonald explains how well you can do this with your Amiga.
Pcs for all?
THE DEFINITION OF an emulator is any solution (software on a disk or a board plus some software I which lets a computer run programs designed for a different computer. So a PC emulator gives you a facility for using programs written for the IBM PC on an Amiga.
Defining IBM PC' is a lot trickier. IBM.
The biggest computer company in the world, decided to market a model of microcomputer in 1980 designed especially for business users.
PC stood for personal computer, a move away from the room filing systems of yesteryear to a more modem, individual-based machine. One worker, one computer - simple as that.
Some people believe thot the world begins ond ends with Pcs.
Well with on emulator you have even less need for a PC thon you had before.
Because of the early design date, many of the computer peripherals which have since become commonplace were not available. The disk drives were only 360K types, there was no mouse or graphics modes and all the commands had to be typed into it via a command line interface.
Despite these shortcomings, it was well on it's way to being standard office equipment by the mid-Eighties. People like Alim Sugar started making IBM PC compatibles, significantly undercutting IBM's high prices and so selling even more of them. Hundreds and hundreds of companies now make their own brands of Pcs from kits of standard parts, putting their own stickers on.
C o c •O NO NJ Over the last 12 years the original design has changed quite dramatically. Mice and high-resolution colour graphics are standard, as are faster processors. 720K double sided and 1.44 MB high-density disk drives, and hard drives. The cost of hardware has plummeted in real terms - what cost you thousands of pounds four years ago costs hundreds now.
If all this sounds terribly good, just remember one thing - when you start an IBM going, you still end up at an on-screen prompt, with the computer waiting for you to type something. The reliance on the keyboard is common with Pcs. Simply because the original machines didn't have mice. Often programs w ill let you use either method to communicate
- but some just don't.
There's a lot of different makes and models of PC - how do you tell the difference between them? It's no good saying this is an Olivetti Amstrad Compaq Dan Tandon Tandy Bloggs PC. A standard code has emerged to deal w ith the different types.
There are three broad groups. They are: XT machines, based around the 8086 processor PC GRAPHICS The important thing to remember about PC graphic systems Is that they always use a monitor, they never work with TV systems. The most basic standard PC graphics standard is called Hercules. Although It offers quite a high resolution (720 x 200), It doesn't have any colours at all - just black and white. Some PC programs released today still support Hercules, despite Its venerable age.
A slightly better system Is called CGA (Colour Graphics Adaptor). Although only offering a resolution of 640 x 200, It does so in four colours. The default colours look quite terrible, but all the emulators reviewed here have controls to use any of the Amiga's 4,096 hues In any ot the four CGA colours.
EGA Is much better, being very similar to the Amiga's high resolution mode. It gives a palette of 16 colours, again in a resolution of 640 x 200. The KCS Bitcon board supports this mode well, but the ATOnce Plus and the GVP PC286 only give a two-colour display. Brldgeboards need a PC expansion card to make use of this mode.
VGA gives a palette of 256 colours, In resolutions of 640 x 350. The very similar SVGA system gives better resolutions with the same number of colours.
Although the GVP PC286 and ATOnce Plus give a monochrome view of these resolutions, they are not that good. The KCS board gives 16 colours, but to be honest It's only marginally better. Working with VGA on an Amiga really necessitates a Bridgeboard and a dedicated PC card.
Horo art three examples ei different PC saeeas. La CGA mode, the picture is almost unrecognisable.
16 colour EGA mode helps, but the resolution still makes 256 colour VGA gives excellent results, but if you wont the picture blodcy. (All pics done on PC, by the way.) This, you need a Bridgeboard, cord ond monitor. Sorry.
Going al 4-XMH : AT machines (the common standard today) using an 802X6. 80386 or 80486 processor, running at between 12 and 50MHz: and last of all comes PS 2, which is IBM's brand of super micros and there arc dam few non-IBM makes. Most of the software written for the PC doesn't work on PS 2 types. There are others but they are mostly XT-AT-PS 2 variants.
An XT PC is nothing special in today's terms, but they can still run thousands upon thousands of different pieces of software.
There are not many business software programmers that ignore the XT. Because a lot of people still use them for every day letters, pay rolls and slock recording.
Although a rather poor performer in terms of speed, the availability of software is still enormous. However, any program which uses Microsoft Windows will not run in the protected (that is. Large memory) mode, because all 8086 processors are limited to 640K of normal RAM.
AT Pcs are all the rage now for the office types. Windows gives them a half decent graphic interface and the use of lots of memory. There's always a mouse, and you can plug some very impressive card expansions into them. Up to about three years ago, the standard graphics card was usually an EGA type, but then VGA started making serious inroads, and today many Ats have VGA graphics built into the computer.
However, the AT was the start of a schism between IBM and independent PC developers.
While IBM wanted PS 2 to become the successor to the AT series, an awful lot of people 10 STEPS TO EMULATION O M oil you want to do PC-wise is to knock up some letters on an Amiga word processor and transfer them to a PC printing DTP system in the office, don't bother with an emulatorl There is an excellent commercial utility called CrostDOS (version four works on Workbench 2 which lets you read and write data files to PC-formatted floppy disks). Emulators are for when you want to run PC programs on an Amiga.
O Having decided that you need an emulator, examine the software you will be running to see what video modes it uses. If It's marked CGA, no problem. EGA will sometimes work, but 256 colour VGA means you will need a Brldgeboard plus a VGA card plus a VGA monitor to see what the program is up to.
O Having seen that there is an emulator well within your price range which can handle the video modes, check to see what processor it needs. If it says 286 or better then an ATOnce plus or GVP PC286 will work in the majority of instances. If it says 386, you need a 386 Brldgeboard.
O So, the video is no problem and you have the right processor. Make sure that the programs you want to run don't need more memory than the emulator plus your computer gives. It's really annoying to spend a lot of money on a program which needs just that tittle bit extra memory to work properly.
0 Cross check the needs of the software with the technical info about emulators on the next few pages.
If there's one that will do what you need it to do, check with the emulators' technical support people to make sure there are no incompatibility problems.
0 If you come across a piece of software that in theory should work but it in fact doesn't, then make your complaint known. In the first place take It up with the emulator people, and if they don't know of any solution, then send a miffed note to the software publishers asking if they have used non-standard programming methods.
0 A lot of PC software comes on high-density disks these days. Although Amiga-compatible HD drives were supposed to be launched with Workbench 2 (it says so in the Brldgeboard manual) they have not yet appeared. Until they do, avoid software that's available on high-density disks.
O Although Pcs have a simpler command line interface than Shell, don't expect to learn in a day exactly how Pcs work. Getting an emulator to work properly Is bad enough without trying to alter Windows so that It autoboots from hard disk. Be patient.
O You know those PC-owning friends who were so shocked that you went out and bought an Amiga? Try and recultivate them to find out how to use MS-DOS properly. An expert whom you know is worth 20 books on the subject.
0 Experiment. Feel free to delve and explore the world of the PC. The manuals with emulators talk about the product, and for the most part assume that you know how to use a PC already. Don't be afraid to mess around with computers to find out the best ways to use them - just do remember to write protect your disks and use backup copies.
Kepi on perfecting ihc AT. Now there are two possible contenders for the title of 'standard PC graphic interface', and they are IBM's own OS 2, and Microsoft Windows 5. Strange as it may seem. Windows 3 works on more PC types than OS 2 - have IBM lost control of their own market?
Although PS 2 seemed the next logical step, an awful lot of pundits are voicing the opinion that it was a hit of a white elephant.
Certainly, it's hard to sec why the average office worker needs an incompatible, multitasking, graphical environment with a CPU on ben adrine. PS 2 emulators will almost certainly not appear on the Amiga.
DR DOS 6.0 ?
Digital Research, the people who did the first micro DOS (CPM) are still going strong and producing an alternative to MS-DOS (DR-D0S).
AUGUST 1992 Clearly then, the most important question to ask if you want to buy an emulator is what sort of PC do you want? Is speed of calculation more important than the number of colours onscreen? Do you need lo be able to run the PC simultaneously with the Amiga? There are no ready answers to these questions - it depends on your individual requirements.
But isn't it cheaper and simpler just to buy an IBM PC? Certainly, if you are using more PC software than Amiga, this makes sense.
But if you've already got an Amiga and just want to run. For example. Autorouie Plus, then buying an emulator can work out cheaper than selling the Amiga and buying a PC.
Most people who buy emulators don't want thousands and thousands of new products - they want to use a particular piece or a few pieces of PC software, so that they can work from home with their Amiga as well as at the office. Students who need IBM compatibility quite often want to hang onto their Amiga without compromising their education.
There is also the convenience factor. Let's say you have to have a pre-600 Amiga and an IBM PC on Ihc same desk. You would have little space left for your paperwork, peripherals and other paraphernalia. It does make a kind of sense to have everything in the same box.
There's less of a rat's nest of power cables for one thing - and you can't legally get Amiga emulators which fit inside a PC. Nobody docs cheap Amiga clones either (you couldn't build them much cheaper than Commodore do). O PC emulators head to head ho* dome Installation Software Emulator type The Dutch Kolff Computer Systems board is marketed in the UK by Bitcon Devices Ltd. It can be fitted to an A500 or A500 Plus, as well as A 1500s. A2000S and A3000s by means of a special adaptor, that costs £75.
It comes with 1Mb of memory. This is usable by the Amiga side, although on a standard 512K chip RAM A500 only 512K is added to the Amiga s memory.
It costs £219.95 with MSDOS and £189.95 without. Bitcon can be reached on 091-490 1919.
The ATOnce plus board Irom Vortex GmbH is manufactured to a high-quality standard. It can be fitted to any Amiga except the A600 or A3000. As it fits into the 68000 processor socket.
It comes complete with 512K of memory, which is usable by the Amiga.
However, its position in the processor slot makes it difficult to use in conjunction with an accelerator card.
It is available for £249 (sans MS-DOS) and Is distributed by SDL in the UK.
Phone 081-309 5000.
AUGUST 1992 The PC286 is very similar in design to the ATOnce Plus, but is attached to the inside of a GVP Series II hard drive, via the Minislot. So it can only be used with such a hard drive connected to an A500 or A500 Plus.
Coming with 512K of RAM built in. It can use extra Amiga memory and doesn t clash with accelerators cards.
Just like an ATOnce Plus, except it doesn't void your warranty. Available for £249 without MSDOS from Silica 081-309 1111.
Good heavens. It's so small! Actually this Is an advantage for expansions - small boards are easier to tit. You have to be careful when handling It though
- a lot ol components are dose to the edge, and can be carelessly
killed.
Taking the hard drive is done by undoing three screws, hardly a tough |ob. This doesn't void the warranty ol the hard drive, because people have have access when adding extra memory. Just slide It onto the Minlslot Once there, you can put the hard drive back together and power up the software. This is nearly Identical to that supplied with the ATOnce Plus - setting video modes means using the keyboard to type commands.
Plugging an ATOnce Plua into an Amiga it not a job for the technical virgin. You have to take out the Amiga's main processor chip with a flat-bladed screwdriver.
It's not a difficult job. But for the first timer it Involves a few tense moments of prising up and down.
Another problem is that getting at the CPU socket involves unscrewing the case, which voids your warranty.
Once it’s there, you have to start messing about with the software. Most of the options are set with a mouse, although selecting different screen modes is done by typing command names Into MS-DOS - technically boring but not exactly difficult.
Gening the hardware intide your Amiga It pretty oaty. It tltt Into the trapdoor bay ot an A500 or a Plut, and Into a Zorro tlot adaptor on other typot ot Amiga.
Once It't there, It cauaea very lit- tlo In the wty ot Incompatibility. 99.9 per cent ot aottware totally Ignores It, and the lew exceptlone are uaually not worth running anyway.
Booting with the supplied dltk, you can be up and running with a PC within tecondt rather than mlnutea. A 69020 turbo veraion ot the aottware la Included lor users whose machines are fitted with accelerator cards. All preferences are set with the mouse rather than the keyboard - very easy.
ATOnce software is a little more complex than the KCS, but just as easy to use when you get to grips with it. The complexity is due to the fact that this board gives a true AT PC - what do you expect, simpler and more powerful?
Settings can be altered without a reboot, a useful feature.
The philosophy of KCS extends right through to the software. All settings are easy to make and use. However, because the board doesn't multitask (you con use a PC or the Amiga, not both) you cannot olter the PC while it is working. This can be very tiresome on occasion.
The PC286 software is virtually identicol to the official Vortex offering. However, just because it plugs into o GVP hord drive, the author has not assumed that a hord drive is available. Maybe someone, somewhere, is using their Series II as a RAM board.
Good grlel. This one Is terrible on the novice. Bridgeboards Insist on hardware connections betwoen the card and tloppy drives. This means fitting ribbon cablos betwoon the units, quite a tiddly task.
The laiesl in the range ol Bridgeboards Irom CBM themselves, the A23S6SX is designed lo III Inside an A2000 or A3000 model.
Fitted as standard with 512K ot memory, it can have to 8Mb lor use by the PC. However, it cannot use any extra Amiga memory.
The good thing is that you can have two standard AT PC cards plugged in too!
The provisional price has been set at £465. And , the expansion is available trom Commodore UK on 0628 770088 Actually fitting the Brldgeboard takes a talr bit of push, because three sets ol connectors hsve to be made at the same time. That's about three times the amount ot friction you usually have to apply.
With that bit of muscle llexing out of the way, It's time to find out the |oye of the Janus supplied software. You think setting up a hard disk Is pretty difficult for the Inexperienced?
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Because Bridgeboards allow you to conned true PC expansion cards, the software is nightmar- ishly complex. The nice thing is that you con make changes, see if you like them ond then reset the PC to make use of them. Very good, but very complicated.
PC emulators stack up? Pat McDonald takes each one apart in detail.
Graphic Input modes output Ratings PC Type Text modes In use HERCULES: Yes.
CGA: yes EGA: yes (only uses 16 colours though).
VGA: yes (again only 16 colours but al higher resolution).
TANDY: yes.
TOSHIBA: no.
OLIVETTI: no.
Raster than most Pcs In lact Can be a bH Um**. But you soon gel used to It CGA: 16 colour text mod* Isn't nearly as speedy, but looks a lot prattler.
KEYBOARD: delautts to USA standard, which is a bit ola pain lor us UK peeps.
HERCULES: yes.
CGA: yes.
EGA: yes (mono only - defaults to black and white).
UOA: not a slouch, but R Is obvious that an emulator Is at true PC.
CGA: depends on how many colours you are using. 16 colour* slow the machine right down.
Scrolling can be be mad* very smooth though - nice touch.
KEYBOARD: no VGA: yes (again only mono but In higher resolution).
TANDY: yes TOSHIBA: yes OLIVETTI: yes.
149 AUGUST 1992 HERCULES: yes.
CGA: yes EGA: yes (mono only - defaults to black and white).
VGA: yes (again only mono but in higher resolution).
TANDY: yes TOSHIBA: yes OLIVETTI: yes.
ATOnce Plus. Might be a tad faster, though ITS realty dH- ItcuftMML CGA: again, hardware scrolling can be used to smooth the rough edge* when working wtth lots ot colour*.
KEYBOARD: a* above. The KCS has more International m ¦ ! M m m Ikjkj options inougn.
The ATOnce Plus Is a bit hard to atari olT with wtth, but once you’ve bean using Mtoradayorsoyouare there - moat |ob* become second nature.
Getting It going with a hard drive le the toughest obstacle you'll come across. R win work, but finding the exact combination of software choices, mouse clicks and head scratching makes ft a bit more hit and miss than on other systems.
II you need a true AT compatible with a 286 processor, then this Is the only choice short ol a Bridgeboard system. It's not as good looking as KCS emulation but It works with mors software.
Screen Is updated quickly (quicker taut). Floppy disk drive* are also surprisingly speedy.
The screen mod* support Is pretty Impressive, considering the price ol th* unit It colours can be displayed In EGA or VGA resolution*. Although the dramatic slow down In speed detracts Irom it.
Better to us eight or lour colours.
II you want a cheap PC that's last and convenient, and you don’t need to have an 80286 processor, this Is th* choice.
And most VGACGA program* are unueuable due to the mono screen emulation.
However, II you warn to add a coprocessor, then using PC number crunching software Is much less ol a task than on a KCS. Gives an ugly but moderately good PC.
OK. Using a PC286 Is not much different to an ATOnce Plus. Th* dHterenc* Is that an English manual Is supplied, and M you And some Amiga software that doesn’t like the emulator It's easy enough lor you to You don't get a particuarty brilliant PC in terms ol performance Th* KCS give* you a much batter PC than the raw statistics suggest PROCESSOR NEC V30 (fast 8086 equivalent).
SPEED: 11MHz.
COPROCESSOR? No EXTRA MEMORY’ Yes.
Although in theory the KCS emulator cannot run Windows 3. In practice it can.
However, it works best on PC software that is XT compatible, rather than AT types PROCESSOR. 80286.
SPEED: 16 Mhz.
COPROCESSOR’ Yes EXTRA MEMORY’ Yes More or less identical to the ATOnce. This Is the emulator of choice for those who already have an A500. GVP hard drive and who don't need colour PC graphics but do need an AT compatible PC.
PROCESSOR: 80286 SPEED: 16MHz COPROCESSOR? Yes EXTRA MEMORY’ Yes.
The ATOnce Plus remedies the worst lault ol the ATOnce design, in that you don't need any more memory to get a decent PC. Better tor those who need a black-and-white AT.
PC JOYSTICKS: no.
MICE: sets Amiga mouse to emulate Microsoft type.
SERIAL PRINTERS: yes.
PARALLEL PRINTERS: yes.
HARD DISK SUPPORT: quite good but only popular types supported.
PC SOUND: non*.
PC JOYSTICKS: yes (they don't work well mind).
MICE: mouse Systems emulation (aerial type).
SERIAL PRINTERS: yes.
PARALLEL PRINTERS.
PC JOYSTICKS: No.
MICE: sets Amiga mouse to emulate Microsoft type.
SERIAL PRINTERS: yes.
PARALLEL PRINTERS: HARD DISK SUPPORT: very good: all popular and many obscure types supported.
PC SOUND: dona through software. Keyboard dick also available.
HARD DISK SUPPORT: quite good but only popular types supported.
PC SOUND: non*.
SPEED • • • • Video and disk access very fast indeed.
DOCUMENTATION • • Poorly produced, thin, but just adequate.
ACCESSIBILITY • • • • Easy to lit and use - the simplicity helps.
FEATURES •• • Quite modest in number, but thoroughly done.
VALUE • • • • • You get a lot for your money. Adaptor is prlcoy.
SPEED • • • • Slow screen update but quite fast calculation.
DOCUMENTATION Pretty thorough, well illustrated but in German.
ACCESSIBILITY • • Tricky to fit for the novice. Software is good.
FEATURES • •• • A poor display but a good PC computer.
VALUE • • • • Good. More video emulation modes needed.
SPEED • • Fast enough lor everyday calculations. DOCUMENTATION • • Not indepth, but Includes lots ol examples ACCESSIBILITY • Warranties are important to many people.
FEATURES • • You get better PC compatbllity than the KC VALUE • All it needs is some more colour.
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(ferdic) 750 0 vmwr ~ * w (ferdic) 80% Once you’ve waded through the manuals and th* Janus software, this board gives you the best PC that you can squeeze Into an Amiga - at least until the 2SMhz Vortex Golden If* got features that you |ust don't get with any ot the other*, like fitting PC cards and connecting Amiga external drives Into th* back ol the unit lor use as PC drives. The ability to use CGA MDA windows on th* sama screen as Workbench Is H you want software like Lotus 1- 2-3 on twin monitors, run the latest VGA PC games or connect to a PC network, this Is th* only choice.
PROCESSOR: 80386.
MOA: very last, but slow compand to the KCS when displaying a PC screen on Workbench.
CGA: really needs Workbench 2 to put PC screens onto Workbench In 16 colours StHI very HERCULES, no.
CGA: yes.
EGA: no (card and monitor can befitted).
VGA: no (card and monitor can be lifted).
TANDY: no.
TOSHIBA: no.
OLIVETTI: no.
SPEED: 16 Mhz.
COPROCESSOR?
Yes.
EXTRA MEMORY? No.
The latest Bridgeboard Is ideal for those with a hunky Amiga who want a tairty hunky PC. PC memory must be expanded on the board or by use of an AT memory board.
KEYBOARD: anything you want really.
Tricky to set but PC JOYSTICKS: no.
MICE: emulates Amiga mouse as Microsoft type.
Both can be used at once.
SERIAL PRINTERS: ye*.
PARALLEL PRINTERS: HARD DISK SUPPORT: a grey area. No doubt Commodore kit works Bn* - but other makes?
PC SOUND: loudspeaker mounted on th* card.
SPEED • • • • A 386 at 20Mhz is no slow coach.
DOCUMENTATION • • • • Excellent. Very thorough and well Illustrated.
ACCESSIBILITY • A real brain teaser to get working as you want FEATURES • • •• A real PC card for true clone compatibility.
VALUE • • • Expensive but very good.
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A500* .oports the new ECS chip set. Kickstart 1.3 and 2.04 :rks
with 2MB chip RAM, 8MB of fast RAM j competitor supports only
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detect fdware works invisibly in the background itridge control
by two custom chips, so it does not block fast memory Supports
printers Supports up to 4 disk drives and 15 hard disk
partitions Software: The latest X-Copy Professional Integrated
Two cheat modes (Auto-cheat & manual cheat) Auto-fire installer
Freeze game Edit sprites Sound and graphics can be saved to
disk or hard disk In IFF format. Soundtracker modules may also
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monitor assembler with full screen editor Bootblock virus
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play PC games on an Amiga? Not all of them, but there are a few
rules to discover: find out how Pat McDonald got on with some
PC titles.
F-l 4 Tomcat Digital Integration The Rocketeer Disney lnfogrames This one works absolutely line, no graphic glitches at all.
Unfortunately the update Is so slow In 16-colour mode that it just Isn't worth playing. But H does work - remember that Other screen modes are a bit more playable.
This one defeated my best eltorts. It's got something to do with the installation procedure, in that every time you try out a screen mode, the INSTALL program is wiped. A most unwelcome phenomenon.
KCS Bitcon board ATOnce Plus GVP PC286 CBM A2386SX Getting this running is not easy, but F-14 Tomcat does work In the limited screen modes ot the ATOnce Plus. Screen update Is very slow indeed, but turning oft the Amiga side helps quite a bit.
It doesn't want to know. Not even a little bit. I mean. I tried every single combination possible It's probably down to the way the game is written - maybe there are some Pcs it doesn't work on. Avoid it.
Clearty F-14 Tomcat Is written to be as eystem-trtendly as possible, but on the GVP PC286 It suffers from the same lack ol looks and speed as on the ATOnce Plus. H really Isn't worth the bother when there are so many good Amiga slms.
Why is The Rocketeer so emulator unfriendly? Nothing at all, that's what you get. The program bombs out every time with error code 255, same as the othor emulators. It would be nice to report how awful it looks, but I can't even do that.
Without a graphics card, this game will not work on a brldge- board. Kitted out with a 20MHz PC, you wonder why you spent all that money when you could have got an Amiga accelerator plus Birds ol Prey and had some real tun.
No, no, no. Even with a graphics card I got nothing out of the game. Not a peep, buzz or whistle, let alone superb Walt Disney graphics. The copy of the program isn't faulty, It |ust seems to hate emulators.
152 c Cl c oo H 3 O NJ Serious Software So emulated PC games pose problems. Can emulators give you a PC that can do serious work, or is it all a confidence trick. Pat McDonald reports.
AutoRoute Plus NextBase dBase IV Ashton Tate Borland Hmm. Suspiciously easy to set going. Admittedly very slow working in 16-colour VGA, but stable and very usable. Quite an Impressive feat. Making it work with a mouse Is more tricky, but It can be done.
This one is a big disappointment. Although it installs fine, running it causes the emulator to crash and reset. It really should work, but the simple truth of the matter is that it doesn't. Not at all pleasing KCS Bitcon Board Good grief, there Is en Intense problem on this one. It |ust will not Install to hard disk. It Inslats that the Install disk Is write protected, when It fact It Is perfectly OK. Is someone pulling a fast one or what?
Well, if you have a 1Mb Amiga then dBaselV can be made to work with this emulator, but It's not an easy job. Setup and configuration of the program Isn't the problem, you have lo alter a lot of MS-DOS settings to get any joy.
ATOnce Plus Same problem as the ATOnce Plus, the program refuses to install. It muat be something like the design of the emulator hardware clashing with a floppy disk address, or something similar. Highly Infuriating.
Because you have a hard disk available, getting the PC configuration just right to run dBase IV Is not as much of a nightmare as the ATOnce Plus. All the same, the speed of the emulator mitigates against serious dBase usage.
GVP PC286 The good news about this program Is that you don't need a graphics card to make use ot H. Although faster than using a KCS, the difference In performance Isn't really matched by the difference In price.
This Is the sort of |ob that's meat and drink to a bridgeboard.
Having dedicated hardware links lor floppy drives means that it doesn't have the reset problems of the KCS or the speed slowdown of an ATOnce Plus GVP.
CBM A2386SX Now you know what the hardware is like. So how does emulated PC software behave?
Rility Secret Weapons LucasArts US Gold Ultima Underworld Twilight 2000 Empire Origin Mindscape Um. Wall, you got a plctura, you gat sound, but you don't gat much playability. Screen updates |udders along in a semblance ot moving graphics, but I'm not really impressed.
Loads Secret Weapons Ot The Luttwatta data disks too.
Actually not that bad. Using low-resolution, mono colours and turning ott the PC side, It's still appalling but quits tun.
Evan so. I wouldn't recommend this combination to othsr than complete masochisti.
Exactly the same as the ATOnce Plus, except that having a hard disk connected means lass time when trying out different screen modes. Not recommended, but you can’t get en Amiga version yet.
Without a graphics card, no go. With a graphics card, WOWI Yep, really a game to gat. Flying fictitious German planet against masses ot Allied bombers la just tun. Tun. Tun.
Definitely a must buy In my book.
Nope, this one didn't work. II really needs a 256 VGA MCGA card on a real PC - 16 colours |ust gives a corrupted screen.
The program is working In Ihe background, but you can't make head nor tail ol what's going on.
Um, yes. A total waste ol space. It 16-colour VGA Isn't up to scratch, then guess whal mono Is like. Very black actually.
Oh well, al least Ihe Amiga version Is due oul pretty soon. Bit ol a shame -1 was looking forward to playing II early.
There Is no difference In the quality ot black screen you gel with the GVP emulator. Similar lo the KCS. You can see that the program hasn't crashed, but you don't get a picture. What do you expect, miracles?
Usual story, but with one Important difference. You need a VGA or MCGA card to see Twilight 2000, but tho trame update Is very slow. Not a game tor arcade freaks - Ml Tank Platoon has similar speed problems.
No Joy on this one either I'm afraid. Ultima Undanrorldla similar to T wtlight 2000 In that it uses 256 colours and needs a 386 processor. Mind you. This game needs a pokey PC to really gel the most trom It.
Hmm. What la Ihe point ot having an AT standard when people write programs that need a 386? Well, Ultima la a bit special, in that It uses bitmapped 3D graphics. Will we ever see in Amiga equivalent? The gauntlet la down.
No chance at all. No way will this gams run with an ATOnce Plus or a GVP. Maybe there will be • 386 GVP emulator - but even so. There ie the problem ol the graphics display. A software 256-colour emulation would be slooooooooooooow.
Well, H you have a VGA card then It works, but It's nothing to write home about. The trame update la Incradibly slow and the control la slowed down paal the point ot en|oyment. A game that needs a real PC.
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works.
Not brilliant on this emulator, but the deign has some benefits. Using less colours than a KCS, this is one of the tew programs to make use ot a PC maths chip. Slow screen update, but quick plctura generation.
Having a hard disk tor this program helps, but H'a so alow to access the different options and menus. Rather then set It up to use a mouse, stick with the keyboard - It's a lot more precise. Slow end finicky, but usable.
Very good, but you'll need e graphics card to get the best results out ot It. A maths co-processor is also definitely recommended. It you want to uee this PC design program on an Amiga then you're totally mad!
Yep, this one works and It's a minor miracle that It does.
Running protected programs on an NEC V30 Is supposed lo be impossible, so how Is it done? Lots ot Amiga memory it you want to use Windows with a KCS.
OK, so Windows doesn't look brilliant, but it's stable. It's an AT processor doing an AT Job. A shame It's so slow, bul It can be used to launch Windows-compatible programs - |ust make sure that you have lots ot memory.
It you want Windows Ihen a hard drive Is damnably useful. It takes about 2Mb of disk space and loading it all trom (loppy Is a real, genuine pain. Still slow like Ihe ATOnce. But secure
- you can trust this snail.
Windows is comparatively good on this model ol Brldgeboard. You don't get quite the dramatic slow downs and appalling disk accesses, especially it you havo |uat shut down Workbench 2.
The great grandaddy ol word processors works ¦ treat on a KCS. The last 16-colour video modes snd lightning disk access make It quits e nice program lo uee, It you like a clapped-out mld-Elghtles design.
Whal unhappy memories this brings beck. It's Just Ilka using an XT circa 1984 (when I was at college). Sluggish In the extreme. It you hanker back to the days ot a mls-spent youth you'll be right at home with this.
WordStar can handle very large tiles, loading each piece as you scroll around. A hard drive is useful, but not really that Important - give me the faster video modes ot a KCS any day. Slow and rather pointless really.
Good heavens, It's almost good. WordStar Is intent to behave like a tortoise involved In an Industrial dispute, but using this tuper-duper brldgeboard h'a Ilka using an Amiga shareware word processor. Get my dritt?
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ASDG l reviewed issue 36. Page 149. 85'i).
And in ihe red comer, ihe challenger: ImageMasler from Black Bell, which firsl appeared a year ago as Image Professional.
One of Ihe bundled programs with HAM-E.
Now it’s a stand-alone program for all Amigas and il has some prclty competitive features which could win il the title.
When true colour’ 24-bit graphics started making a real impact on ihe Amiga aboul 20 months ago. Il was clear that a new generation of software would be needed lo make ihe whole thing worthwhile. One of ihe very first pieces of software available lhal could handle 24-bit image files was The Art Department.
ASDG's image-processing program that converts all image dala into 24-bit files to work ils bii of magic.
The Art Department is an expandable system that can be adapted lo read and write any number of file formats. Once dala is read in. Il can perform a number of processing functions lo change ihe image. Il can also be used to add lilies lo pictures, and il works w ith animations.
The newcomer. ImageMasler. Would seem al firsl glance lo be less capable when il comes lo file formal conversions, but lo have a lot more special effects lhal can be applied lo an image. Lei's see how close lo the mark these first impressions are.
ImageMasler actually conies in a number of variants - ImageMasler as reviewed here.
ImageMasterlC (for the Impulse FireCracker 24-hit display board) and Image Professional (for HAM-E). Bui all three share a similar interface philosophy'. The traditional Amiga icons and menus are abandoned in favour of a single control screen with labelled 'push-button' icons.
This makes ii very quick, because the difficult bit, ihe screen display of the actual image, is laken out of ihe equation. Bui ihe disadvantage is lhal il can be confusing.
To begin wilh. Delving into layer alter layer of very similar panels of words without any symbol or colour lo distinguish them can be quite disorientating. To be fair, this feeling mostly dissolves as you become intrigued by c o c uo -o vO NJ AUGUST 1992 ihe fabulous range of processing tools, but after a month of using it the desire for icons, menus and key equivalents still nags, like mild homesickness.
The main control panel has nine buttons which give access to the main areas of the program: Setup. Display. Buffers. Composition.
Processing. Painting. File I O. .Macros and Tools. It's a very similar approach to that of An Department, except with more features on offer. Behind the buttons lurk some quite remarkable new facilities.
Setup and Display control the startup defaults and the normal screen display. Setup gives you the option of using the standard 2.0 requester or Black Belt's own (both arc equally annoying). Display provides all of the standard Amiga display modes, but also enables a 'script' to be called each time the screen is updated so that a separate display device (FircCracker. Harlequin and other frame-buffcrs) can be used.
A 'filmstrip' can also be selected that shows an 'audit trail' of each action that you make, recording what you've done to an MORPHING ¦ THE FUTURE OF SPECIAL EFFECTS If you were watching the special edition of Barry Norman's famous film programme on BBC TV recently, you'll have seen a whole load of stuff about the technique of morphing.
It has completely revolutionised the film special effects industry and makes all kinds of things possible that could otherwise not be done or which would simply prove too expensive.
Here the 'primary' image, a picture of TV star Ruby Wax, is 'morphed' into the ’secondary1 image over a number of frames using geometric as well as colour information from both source images. Is that too much to take in?
Well, all it means is that you can decide separately what shapes and what colours in the first image are to change to other shapes and colours in the second.
Effectively the primary image is faded to the secondary image, but certain features on one image are locked to similar features on the other, so that as well as fading to the colours of Ruby's mouth, Ken's lips move to occupy the same position as hers on screen - so do their eyes and noses, ears and hairlines. Even the pattern on his tie can be made to move to match her scarf.
The result is an almost perfectly smooth transition from one image to the other over a chosen number of frames, creating an animation, the lovely thing about this technique is that it does not leave holes or unwanted bits of image lying around in the background - instead, the background appears to remain consistent throughout.
And here Ken appears-.
The same technique was used to create the transformation of the new Terminator from metallic to humanoid form in Terminator 2 and is fast replacing the use of robots and models in special effects in the movies.
Image. It can be very revealing to go back over a number of trial renders as you experiment w ith a particular function, and if y ou produce a sequence of images - using Morph for instance - the strip can be animated.
BufTers are areas of memory set aside to store images, their number only limited by memory. The Primary (displayed) image, the Secondary image (used for compositing), alpha blends, brushes and all other stored clips including the Undo buffer are displayed by name on the Buffer panel and can be selected interchangeably.
Almost every action that you take, therefore. Creates a new buffer that must be named, even simple round paint-brushes. This is a flexible, but rather curious and confusing way of working which often interferes w ith the creative flow . How much better if all buffers were stored and iconised automatically in miniature.
That would be a powerful innovation!
Processing. Composition and Painting are really self explanatory, but for those who arc not sure here's a summary.
Processing an image involves transforming the state of the pixels in a selected area, often after comparing them to the surrounding pixels. In this way features in the image can be sharpened, blurred, smeared, coloured, enhanced, removed or moved in an almost infinite number of ways. Just some of the results arc shown in the illustrations.
Composition involves combining two images - the primary and secondary buffers - in a similarly vast number of w ays.
Painting is in effect the same process of pixel painting we are all familiar with from good old Deluxe Paint, but also integrates many elements of Processing and Composing.
These three functions are of vary ing effectiveness as image manipulation tools.
Processing is easy to use and very powerful in operation. Composition is also powerful but is rather disappointing, mainly because the edge blending or 'feathering' is so poor, so that it is almost impossible to make things blend in.
Which is the whole point of a 24-bit processing system.
Of all the functions. Painting is the most inhibited by the interface. Considering the astonishing power of its tools, this is very frustrating. Having to constantly swap from panel to panel, just to select a colour or a different size brush - even having to type a name for new ones - totally destroys the fluid creative process A great pity, but Black Belt are working on a completely new. 'designer-orientated' interface More on this later: first let's look at some of the other functions.
Macros are 'scripts' that put into action a sequence of operations at the touch of a button. The Amiga now has its own macro language. AREXX. Which is increasingly being supported by new software. Its real power lies in making the functions of any supported program available to other software, and IniageMasier is no exception.
All of the processing tools are accessible via the Macro panel - but only if you under- sland AREXX. Some scripts and AREXX tools are provided for you, as we shall see. And many more are being developed. But it would be an awful lot easier if the system could store mouse moves and selections to create an automatic script. You could then use this again on other images, or even on a whole sequence.
The File I O button hides one of the most important new features of ImageMasler. On this panel Hies can be loaded and saved in a wide range of formats, both 24-bit and all normal (and not so normal) Amiga modes.
Numerous non-native modes are supported. But strangely there are very' few common Mac or PC formats, not even PICT.
TIFF or PCX. A call to Black Belt reveals that TIFF is on its way. But overall they don't want to duplicate An Department Professional's powers of format conversion. A pity really.
As well as these mundane features, a tool marked Multi-Frame Sequence provides access to the sequence processor, the heart of the program's potential power as a 24-bit animation system. Let's take a closer look.
In theory it is quite simple. By applying an image process to a sequence of files and varying its parameters, the process itself can be animated. Using the Stepped Zoom, for example. You get a smooth zoom into an image (the software can anti-alias each and every clip lo avoid pixelisation).
Cutting a sequence of clips, each a few pixels offset, will produce a smooth pan: by varying the blur, smear and sharpness of objects composited together you can 'puli' the focus or produce depth-of-focus effects. Relief and embossing could appear and vanish organically: ripples and waves could flow across fiat objects spinning and receding into 3D (or rather 2.5DI space - and all in 24 bits of true colour. The potential is enormous.
This potential and more is already available in ImageMasler. The sequence processor and all other processing tools can be controlled by AREXX scripts so almost any of the animated effects of Deluxe Paint III could be produced if someone has the time and the will and the skill to do it.
Several third-party developers as well as Black Belt themselves are now developing these functions with AREXX. But really they should be integrated into the program at a fundamental level. Imagine a system with the functions and ease of use of Deluxe Point, but operating in 24-bit colour! It's very close.
AUGUST 1992 CONTOUR LINE Processes the image to line art by choosing boundaries between colours.
One unique tool is already integrated into the system. From ihe Composing panel, choosing Special leads you to the Morph. Here the Primary' image can be 'morphed' (the word means simply 'shape-changed' and derives from 'metamorphosis') into the secondary image over a number of frames using positional as well as colour information from both source images.
The result is a gob-smacking transition that must be seen to be believed. My jaw still aches from its initial drop - and that was just the lores HAM version. No static pictures can convey a fraction of the effect, but we have provided them anyway!
AUGUST 1992 SPIRAL BLUR Another pixel-shifting effect uses a circular pattern base to give this result.
DOME Very clever distortion effect mimics the use of a powerful fisheye lens.
WAVE DISTORT Another distort effect: here a wave runs both across and down the selected orea.
LUMINOSITY RANDOM The colour of each pixel remains, but the brightness is shifted at random.
RANDOM DITHER Swaps colour value of pixels of random, giving an effect like a bod TV picture.
UNI ART Picks out colour boundories for the lines ond retains colour in the lines only.
PERSPECTIVE Remaps the image an to a flat plane as if it is being viewed from the side.
MAKE SHINE Rather than applying o storburst effect to a particular point, you can get the program to do it automatically. It picks out areas of the greatest brightness.
POINT CELL Imposes a set of squares with the dominant colour picked up in each square.
MOTION BLUR A pixel-shifting effect based on a simple linear pattern to give a feel of speed.
TESSELATE SMOOTH Pixellated in a hexagonal pattern, with smoothing added on. Very weird.
ImageMaster is brilliant but suffers from the classic 'designed-bv-programmers instead of programmed-hy-designers' sy ndrome The v ast array of processing, composing and painting tools are a real credit to Black Belt's programming skill, but they need a team of professional designers to re-work the interface.
Most of the people who will use an image- processing program are likely to be visually aware. They want their working environment, like their home or office, to he stylish and pleasing - they spend many hours staring into it. Very few Amiga graphics programs can make that claim, and that has to be part of the reason so many designers use the inferior Macintosh system. Even though they are often slower and less powerful. Mac programs do look and feel comfortable.
At times ImageMaster resembles a piece of modem architecture, wearing its entrails on the outside instead of hidden. We all know that we use buffers, but I for one prefer to keep them decently clothed.
Nevertheless. ImageMaster is the most powerful image-processing system on the Amiga, probably on any any computer at a vaguely similar price. The list of new features alone, simply stated, is longer than this article, so we have inevitably missed out descriptions of some important functions.
The potential of ImageMaster for 24-bit animation in particular is tremendously exciting. Anyone w ho has seen Terminator 2 or the new 'Alive' Volvo ads can see the future possibilities. The program needs to be seen to be believed - but it is cry ing out for an attractive, modern, ergonomic and easy-to-leam interface. Please. Black Belt' Morphing of this sort is completely unlike the simple morphing seen in Deluxe Paint IV. In Dpainl. It simple means letting the computer work out how to change one brush into another. The frames in between the start and end points are not very clever.
Real morphing involves being able to choose exactly what elements of two w hole images you want to blend. It's powerful, it's impressive, and. In ImageMaster. It's very nicely implemented.
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when you feel you've outgrown it? Mafff Evans charts the upgrade path available to users of Gajits' musical starter package.
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want them ond set the delay between trocks.
DIAMONDS AND TAILS The notation on the Step Edit screen has undergone a few changes on Sequencer One Plus. Here Is a guide to what the new symbols are for.
The black bar shows the pitch, position and length ot the note.
VELOCITY TAIL This tail’ shows the velocity ot the note.
START DIAMOND Dragging this diamond changes the start position of the note.
POSITION DIAMOND By dragging this diamond you can change the pitch and position of the note.
END DIAMOND aTP, Dragging this diamond simply changes the v •* e length of the note.
• nterval Control Delete LET’S (JET ONE thing straight: Sequencer
One Plus isn't an entirely different program to the original.
The user interface and general operations stay the same. The
main difference is that a few new editing features have been
added to make producing MIDI sequences a much more fluid
process. What we'll do here instead of talking about the
general functions (which remain the same for the most parti is
give you a run-down of the new features... THE NEW SCREENS The
first noticeable difference is the addition of two options in
the Screens menu - the Tempo Map and the Juke Box.
The Tempo Map brings up a screen similar to the Step Edit window, except that a red line is displayed across the middle of the display and a numeric scale is placed on the left of the screen instead of a piano keyboard. By clicking on the red line, a comer is added (making the line look like a square-wave). By dragging this comer around, you can change the tempo at any given point in a song. Just place the vertical line at the beat that the tempo change should occur and drag the horizontal line lo the tempo you want. Simple.
The Juke Box screen is a simplified way of loading up a series of sequencer files and playing them in succession. You can construct a list of files to play, set the delay between songs, and even get the program to load the next song while the current one is playing!
The 'Album' files can also be saved out to disk, so you can recall an album at any time.
EDITING Perhaps the most important improvement this one. Previously, if you wanted to enter notes directly on to the grid you had to set up your note durations beforehand and use a combination of the Keyboard panel, the space-bar and delete keys to get things right. If you made a mistake, then it was a matter of accessing a series of functions to put it right. But no more!
In place of the Delete function on the Step Edit screen, a new Edit icon has appeared.
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Song Nane: Pachbel.PLS Events Used: 885272 Events Free: 823398 When this is highlighted, you can click anywhere on the grid to bring up a note. This note can be moved around the screen and stamped down wherever you want. Once a note has been stamped down, a scries of boxes appear around the note. By clicking in any of the red.
Diamond-shaped boxes, you can change the position, length and velocity of the note.
Pressing the left button in the blue square pulls up an option menu, which allows you to adjust ihe effect of the note or get rid of it altogether.
TRACK FUNCTIONS A few extra Track functions have also been included to make things easier. With Sequencer One you couldn't listen to one track al a lime. The addition of a Solo function now makes this possible. All you do is highlight the button and only the current track plays.
As well as the Loop and Limit buttons, there is now a Punch function. This plays the track as normal (to give you a lead in) and only keeps the notes that you play between the Limit markers, ignoring anything outside. This means you can't accidentally record over another section.
These are the main differences to the original program. All the additions are definitely welcome improvements. The Diamond Drag system brings the program much more in line with higher-end sequencers, allowing the user to work in a much more free and fluid way.
Rather than having to stick to the methods imposed by earlier versions of the program.
Although it still may feel limiting to serious MIDI users, anyone who has used Sequencer One extensively will find the extras in the update extremely useful. 'I) SPEED • • • • Everything is very quick to execute, except tor a tew loading commands.
DOCUMENTATION • • • • Even though it's a tad thin, the manual explains everything In enough detail to get you started.
ACCESSIBILITY • • • • • Very easy to use. Making it a good choice tor the novice at MIDI sequencing.
FEATURES • • • • The new additions bring It closer to the level of higher-level sequencers.
VALUE • • • • • It you want to get the most out ot Sequencer One, you can't attord to miss It at the price.
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SILICA SYSTEMS OFFER YOU f ~~ ~ MAIL ORDER HOTLINE m 081-309 1111 DATABASES Jason Holborn attempts to bring order to his life and enlightenment to yours as he tackles the intricacies of South Hams Software's new Order relational database.
Order out of Chaos Relational Database ¦ £69 95 ¦ South Hams Software 164 AUGUST 1992 ORDER is available from South Hams Software, Ivy Cottage, Brixton Torr, Plymouth PL8 2BD 0752 880289 IF YOU NEED 10 organise an form of information. Then a good database is always a good proposition. Databases can be used to store anything from simple names and addresses to stock records, client details and just about anything that can be written dow n on paper and organised by hand.
Unlike a traditional card-flle index or filing cabinet, extracting information from a database takes a matter of seconds. What's more, databases enable you to pick multiple records by specifying certain search requirements - everyone who lives in Yorkshire and wears a cloth cap. For example. If you were lo try a similar task with a traditional card index box. You'd probably end up slaving awav at it for hours on end.
The latest arrival on the database scene is a home-grown package from South Hams Software. Order is a fully relational database that enables you to create databases that link together so they can share information. Unlike a traditional card-file database, a relational database doesn't just restrict you to a single file that contains all the information. Instead, the information within your database can be spread across several linked files.
When you first boot up Order, the first thing that strikes you is the almost total lack of support for the Amiga's Intuition user interface.
Although the program uses some gadgets, most of its functions are selected from some very PC-like pop-up menus. Don't let this put you off. Order's interface is actually quite easy to use. Although Amiga purists will probably raise their hands in horror at such a blatant flogging of Commodore's program design guidelines.
The program comprises a number of modules which are pulled in from disk when they are needed. This isn't too much of a problem if you've got a hard disk, but running Order from floppy can be a very time-consuming task - South Hams claims the program is fast and easy to use. But I'm not convinced.
Creating a database within Order is a fairly simple task. You start by entering a tile name, then the program asks how many fields each record is to contain. Records can contain a maximum of 14 fields, which is hardly a great deal if you intend using it professionally. For most people’s needs though, it should be more than adequate. Once this is done, you then start to define each record in turn, selecting the type of field (character or number) and how many digits the field can hold.
DATABASE JARGON WELL AND TRULY SORTED DATABASE - A database Is a file containing one or more records (see definition below) organised into a user-definable format - a database of addresses, for example. Although the file can contain many different records, all of them share the same common format.
RECORD - If you were to compare a database to a traditional card index box.
Then a record would be a single card within that box. Each card can contain only one set of data - in the case of a database containing the details of clients, each record would hold information on a single client.
FIELD - The amount of information that a single record can contain can be extended by setting up the record format so that it contains more than one field. A field is a little like the boxes you have to fill out on a form - each box contains a single specific data item (date of birth, telephone number). When all of the boxes are filled out. The record is complete.
FILTER - For larger databases, a filter allows you to access only those records you are Interested in. Say. For example, you have a database of Amiga software that covers paint and music programs and serious applications such as word processors. If you only want to view the records that detail music programs, you can configure the filter so that all other programs are filtered out of the retrieval process.
FORM - By defining a form you can customise the way In which Information Is presented when you access the database.
REPORT - A report is virtually the same as a form, but Instead of being shown on screen, It defines how records are printed.
INDEX - An index Is a file created by a database which allows it access to the records within a database without having to search through them one by one.
Indexes work by using a field within the database as an index key'. For a database of names and addresses, the index key is the the Surname field.
RELATIONAL DATABASE - A relational database program enables you to create a database that is linked to other databases. As is the case with indexes (explained above), an individual field within a database is used to link that database to others.
Say. For example, that you run a massively successful publishing business and you have numerous clients spread the world over. One database could contain records of those clients with just a single field defining the countries in which they reside. When you type in Japan', the program pulls in all the records stored In another database containing information on all clients and that information Is filtered so that only the records with details of your Japanese clients are displayed.
Before you can enter any data, you must create a form - this is common to all databases.
Order's form editor is quite capable, but is rather hard to use. For starters, instead of placing the field on to the form using the cursor keys or mouse. Order requires you to enter the position as a set of co-ordinates. This basically means that you have to design the form on paper before attempting to create it Once the database and form arc complete, you can now start to enter records. Order's record editing controls are global, so even if you only want to add new records, you can still edit and delete existing records without face. SuperBase Pro 4 «".*» » »? » • = -r stands out as the
most |f y0U'f0 looking for »he ultimate In fully functioned database Amiga relational database programs, for the Amiga. Then look no further thon SuperBase Clicking on one of the gadgets that run along the bottom of the screen allows you lo query the database, sort the records within the database, edit and delete records etc. AMIGA DATABASES The Amiga certainly isn't starved of database programs. But choosing the one that will meet your own particular needs is by no means a task for the faint hearted. So. To help you make the right buying decision, we point the way to the finest currently
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BUDGET DATABASES.... MICROBASE ¦ £20 BANCO SOFTWARE 0322 92513 Anco Is probably better known tor its games software, but MicroBase Is the company's attempt at a budget database. The program is a very simple card-tile affair, but It Includes a number of useful features such as Indexing and database sorting facilities. If your database requirements are very simple, then MicroBase will fit the bill.
K-DATA £50 BKUMA COMPUTERS 0734 844335 Considering Its price. Kuma’s K-Data is actually a very capable card-file database and includes features you'd usually expect to find in more expensive systems. A separate program enables you to create forms and then load them Into the main database.
Databases can be searched, sorted, records added and deleted and so forth. In all. K-Data Is Ideal for anyone In need of a conventional card-file database.
MID RANGE DATABASES _ PRODATA ¦ £1OO ¦ ARMOR LTD 0733 68909 Moving up the ladder, we come to Arnor's ProData. The companion product to the highly successful Protext word processor. It's a card-file database and Is by far the most powerful program of Its type. ProData is a no-nonsense database which Includes a forms designer. All the usual database functions are there In abundance. Highly recommended.
SUPERBASE PERSONAL 2 ElOOB PRECISION SOFTWARE 081-330 7166 SuperBase Personal 2 may not quite be as flexible as ProData, but It Is far easier to use. While ProData has a very PC-llke feel to It. SuperBase's designers have gone totally over the top In making their program as simple to use as possible. Thanks to a very good VCR-like control panel, finding records is simply a matter of clicking icons. One very nice feature Is the facility to use external fields, which enable you to Include IFF pictures as part of your database. If ProData seems too confusing, then SuperBase Personal 2 is a
worthy alternative.
DATJ SUPERBASE PROFESSIONAL 4 B£400 ¦ PRECISION SOFTWARE 081-330 7166 At the top of the database ladder comes SuperBase Protesslonal 4, a fully programmable relational database applications generator that includes just about every database function you could ever wish for. It Includes its own programming language so you can literally write your own database applications and then run them independently of the main program. With a new Workbench 2.0 user inter- having to change the editing mode. I initially hated this system, but it definitely grows on you. Eventually you'll find that this
type of editing is actually much faster than conventional methods.
Order's query function is well implemented. While in editing mode, a single click on the 'Query ' gadget brings up a pop-up menu containing a list off all the fields defined within the current database. All you do to extract a particular batch of records is to enter values into the appropriate fields and ihcn select 'Search' - Order then scans through the database and brings up any records that it finds. Unfortunately, although wildcards are supported, the program doesn't support any form of relational operators (every one over the age of 18 but younger than 21. For example).
Using key fields, multiple databases can be linked together by creating multi-level forms, each of which is assigned its own database. By entering a value into one form. Order will then switch to another database file and bring up any records within that database that match the search criteria. Once again, this can take time, especially if you aren't using the program on a hard disk-based system.
165 AUGUST 1992 Order is a very powerful program that can handle just about any database application.
Unfortunately, it's let down by a cumbersome user interface. If you can face the constant disk accesses and a most unfriendly user interface, you'll find it very capable. However, most will probably give up before they harness the true power of the program. Hopefully South Hams will take note of these criticisms and I look forward to the next release of this potential- packed program. O SPEED •• Even on a hard disk-based system, moving through Order's menus Is a laborious task.
DOCUMENTATION • • • Although the manual covers the program's features In detail, many explanations are vague.
ACCESSIBILITY • • Order is overly complex, so don'! Expect to sit down and use it straight away.
FEATURES • • • • If you can tight through its complex menu structure. Order Is a very capable program.
VALUE • • • • For a program with this kind ot power. Order represents good value for money.
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Access VISA A fTp 3D MODELLING If you've never tried your hand at three- dimensional graphics, now's your chance.
Jason Holborn tests a new, cheap and easy-to-use way of giving it a whirl... Thot large green vase in all its glory, as rendered in abaul half and hour by [xpert 40 Junior. All we need now is a fractal generator for a nice spray of fern.
Expert 4D Junior 3D Modelling ¦ £49.95 ¦ HB Marketing Science and art rarely meet in the real world, hut they’re one and the same when you start to explore the fascinating world of 3D solid modelling programs. Pioneered by such offerings as Aegis' VideoScape and Eric Graham's famous Sculpt 3D. Solid modelling and image rendering programs help you create true 3D shapes. Once the object has been defined, the program automatically generates the image for you as if it were taking a photograph from the real three-dimensional world.
The Amiga certainly isn't starved of such programs, but they tend to be rather expensive.
GeniSofl's Expert 4D Junior comes in at far less cost than most and. While it is not strictly a ray-tracing program (it doesn't take account of shadows and reflections), the images it produces take full account of light sources and shading so they're still pretty realistic.
The program comprises two separate modules which are used lo design your 3D scene and then to render it into a final image. The first module. El. Is a powerful 3D object editor with which you can create objects and then position them in 3D space. The program offers three modes for viewing your creations: Front.
Side and Above, but unlike such programs as Imagine and Real3D. You can only ever use one view mode at any one time.
EXPERT 4D JUNIOR is available from HB Marketing: 0753 686000 Objects can be constructed in a number of ways, the simplest of which is to build one up from the six 'primitives' that the program provides - plane, cube. Disc, sphere, cylinder and torus. Although the primitives alone can't produce that many images, they can be grouped together and then modified to produce much larger and more complex objects.
Once an object has been placed into 3D space, you can edit it with various tools, including bend, distort, rotate and a very nice Imagine-like magnet tool that drags the points w ithin an object towards the mouse pointer.
Another way lo create objects from scratch is to use Ihc powerful lathe and extrude tools by w hich you can draw a 2D outline and spin it on an axis or extrude it. The lathe tool is particularly useful when creating complex cylindrical objects, while the extrude tool is great for creating the shape of a car. Objects can have colour and texture applied to them, but only four textures arc supported - matt, shiny, metal and plastic.
The final stage is to add lighting. Lamps are treated in exactly the same w ay as objects and can therefore be picked up. Rotated and placed anywhere within 3D space. You can add as many lamps as you want, although the more you add. The longer it will take to generate your scene.
167 Once the scene is complete, it can be loaded into the program's rendering engine and rendered in three different formats - wireframe, polygon and pixel. Pixel mode produces the most realistic images because it takes shading into consideration. The overall quality of the images isn't that bad. But simply, and unsurprisingly. Cannot compete with those produced by heavyweight modelling engines like Imagine or even 3D Professional.
AUGUST 1992 Even so. As an introduction to 3D modelling Expert 4D Junior is easy to use. Is a competent enough performer and certainly won't break the bank. In all. A cost-effective tool for virtual potters every w here. O STEP BY STEP 3D MODELLING Expert .. jt::.:vv.:.'A I i' W € A wire-frome imoge of our vose has now been constructed, but it looks o little skeletal - time to put some skin on.
You con pick the object up and place it anywhere within your 3D world, then set its colour and texture. The big picture at the top of the page shows Ihe green and shiny nature of our creation - puts one in mind of medieval Frankish tostes in ceramic design... (Whal? -Ed) speed • • • Rendering is test, but you can still be left waiting tor long periods when images redraw.
DOCUMENTATION • • Very readable, but skips some important aspects of the program - lighting, tor example.
ACCESSIBILITY • • • • It s so intuitive that you'll be knocking out scenes in a matter of minutes.
FEATURES •• • The object editor Is powerful and very easy to use - it's |ust a shame that the results aren t as Impressive.
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Tel: 0582 491949 Did you know that you can get two or more Amigas to talk to each other, share a printer or even share a hard drive?
Jason Holborn shows how it's done.
Jetworkmg Sy: AMINet is available from Meridian Software Distribution 081-543 3S00 AMINet enables you to send a message to any machine currently connected to the network.
This diagram of a typical network shows how a 'ring' of computers can be linked to share a hard disk and a printer.
C o c •o vO NJ NETWORKS EXPLAINED Networks provide a relatively cheap method ot enabling many computers to communicate and share resources. In a professional environment, networks are used to enable often hundreds of terminals (computers) to share information stored on a central file server.
A file server is simply a very high-speed computer that is dedicated to running the network. The file server's job Is to handle the many requests that could be sent when more than one node wishes to communicate with it or to access resources connected to the system, such as printers (this is called network queuing). File servers often contain hard disks with capacities of hundreds of megabytes.
You'll find networks in use in universities, schools, travel agents, software houses and even at Future Publishing, the company that publishes the magazine you are now reading. Future uses a network to enable each and every computer to share files and to send files to tho expensive Llnotron imagesetters which are used to print film that can bo sent to the printers and used to create plates for the printing press.
Networks are particularly useful when you're dealing with files that are too large to be held on a conventional floppy disk. If you design a page within a DTP program such as Gold Disk s ProPage and it includes 24-bit image files, it would be impossible to save the file on to a single 880k floppy. With a network, the file can bo transmitted directly from the layout artist's computer to the printer.
IT'S OBYIOl'S F ROM the many Idlers we receive that Amiga users with more than one Amiga want to get them talking so their machines can share hard disks, printers and files. The answer, of course, is to use a networking system: a hardware-based add-on which can connect Amigas together. The problem is that networks don't come cheap. Al least, not until the arrival of AMINel.
AMINel is a budget-priced networking system that enables up to 255 Amigas to be connected together to form a LAN (Local Area Network) system. Each AMINel pack comprises a very simple interface w hich plugs into the Amiga via the serial port. Surprisingly, it doesn't come with a pass-thru connector, so it's impossible to connect either a modem or serial printer lo the Amiga while the system is connected to the network. Only one interface is supplied in each pack, so you'll need to buy at least two packs (and own two machines) to get AMINet to do anything particularly useful.
Also included is a single five-metre cable so the interface can communicate in one direction. When you add a new machine lo the network, the cables supplied with each node must be connected together to form a 'ring' arrangement - the ring is closed by connecting the last machine in the network to the first.
Most networks require a dedicated file server, but AMINet is different in that each machine has equal priority over the others.
Once the network is connected. AMINet software must be run on each machine. If this is the first time that the software is being run.
AMINet asks you to assign a name and identification number to each node. Obviously, it makes sense to give each machine a unique name and number - if two nodes share the same ID number, the network will get rather confused. The name and ID numbers are then saved off to the program disk, so each machine must have its own copy of the software.
AMI Net .99 (per node) ¦ ASDL As w ith all networks, AMINet enables all the machines connected to share both printers and files, which can be particularly handy if you own several Amigas and only one has a hard drive or a printer. Each machine can extract files from a hard or floppy disk connected to another machine on the network. This is pretty speedy for smaller files, but it can tie up the network when larger files are requested.
As a lest. I tried lo extract the Deluxe Point program file stored on the floppy disk of an A500 from a hard disk-based B2IHK). The total time taken to transmit this 227K file under AMINet was a rather lengthy nine-and-a-half minutes. That works out as a transmission speed of roughly 24K per second.
Another good but expected feature is the message facility. Any node connected to the network can send a four-line message either to all machines or to a named node. I had a lot of fun with this feature alone.
AMINet is not the ideal solution to everyone's networking needs. For starters, it's not possible for one niHle to load and use a program stored on the hard (or floppy ) disk of another machine. Even if such a facility was available, the amount of time il would lake to transmit the program file down the network would be huge. Communication speed is one aspect of AMINet that really lets it down. But then, using the Amiga's standard serial inter- face is hardly the fastest dala-transfer technique either.
Considering AmlNet's price, it s a phenomenally useful piece of kit. For home users with more than one Amiga, but who can't quite afford to equip each machine with its own hard drive and primer. AMINel provides a cheap and very effective solution - I'll certainly be using it to keep my machines connected in future. O SPEED • • • Considering the price, it's quite speedy |ust so long as you don t try to transfer files that are larger than 100k.
DOCUMENTATION • • • • Although the documentation is on disk, It covers everything you need to know and In depth.
ACCESSIBILITY • • • • • Plug in and go - AMINet really is that simple to get to grips with.
FEATURES AMINet includes everything you'd want from a modern networking system.
VALUE • • • AMINet is reasonable value for money.
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Compendium Six Six Education Games ¦ £39.95 ¦ GemSoft COMPENDIUM SIX is available from HB Marketing 0753 686000 I i i fm' 'irTwuj AUGUST 1992 CALENDAR QUIZ This is a quiz designed to teach children the relationships between days of the week, between months, seasons and events of the year. It starts by teaching the basics behind the subject matter and then moves on to a series of tests, including sequence and spelling tests.
Calendar Quiz is not the most visually interesting educational title available, but it covers the subject matter well enough.
I'm not totally convinced that it would keep a child's interest for long, so parental involvement is definitely needed to stop the little 'un rebooting the Amiga with a copy of Super Space Invaders in the drive.
GAME, SET AND JVIATCH This is designed with the younger student in mind and aims to teach such fundamentals as shape recognition, the difference between colours, coins and basic numbers and their relationships. This vital learning material is presented in a colourful and entertaining format that will keep your children occupied for hours. I must admit that even I was captivated for some time. In all. It's a masterpiece of educational software design and should be at the top of every parent's shopping list.
KIDS TYRE Aimed at children aged between four- and eight-years-old.
This is a word processor that encourages creativity. The program uses big characters, a nice colourful front end and plenty of sampled sounds that will keep your child's interest high.
To make things even more exciting, also included is a game that encourages your child to learn how to type and improve their spelling skills. In all. It's a very enjoyable program that, while rather vague in its subject matter, will keep your kids thoroughly absorbed.
WITH MORE AND more British schools realising the potential of the Amiga as an effective teaching tool, parents too have started to drag their kids away from the joystick in favour of educational software.
GeniSoft's latest offering is a selection of six already well-established educational titles that cover a wide selection of subjects and age groups. So is GeniSoft's Compendium Six the best thing to happen to education since Ihe Amiga itself.’ Let's find out... WHERE IS IT?
WHAT IS IT?
If your child's knowledge of the British Isles needs a bit of tidying up. Then this program will prove very useful. The aim is very simple - to teach children the location of all the counties of the British Isles, including those in Scotland and Northern Ireland.
The program presents a map of the British Isles and then, through a number of tests, the child must guess where in Britain the county can be found. It becomes increasingly harder until the child must locate the county by its name only.
I must admit I'm not too hot on the location of counties myself, so it certainly taught me a thing or two. And if it works on me. Then it'll work on anyone. In all. Where Is It? What Is It? Is an absolutely brilliant program.
Highly recommended.
WEATHER WATCHER Here's one of those educational titles that is more of an activity program than a learning program. Children use it as a sort of weather diary. As the months pass, they can work out such things as the average temperature for a given month, the amount of rainfall and cloud cover, humidity and so on. All this information can then be pulled together to generate graphs and statistical tables. Weather Watcher doesn't quite cover a National Curriculum subject, but it's a very interesting program that will encourage your child to analyse information.
WORDS & NUMBERS As a child's grasp of those all-important three 'Rs' becomes more advanced, then this could well be the program to lake your child’s education one step further. It aims to leach the relationships between words and sentences by muddling them up and then asking the child lo unmuddle them so that the words fall into the correct order. Numbers are also covered using a similar format and the program is designed in such a way that the parent or teacher can modify it to suit the child's own particular needs.
Although it's not particularly visual its formal is well designed and the subject matter competently covered.
SPEED N A There are six separate programs and they vary in speed, but none ot them are painluliy slow.
DOCUMENTATION • • The manual covers all six programs and the instructions are brief.
ACCESSIBILITY • • • • • Nice, simple little programs, so getting to grips with them shouldn't be a problem.
FEATURES • •• • All six programs are very specialised, but cover their given sublect matter very well.
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PD068 PHENOMENA ENIGMA Absolute DhH«ant' PD069 PHENOMENA JOYRIDE Very good demo ' PD076 PLASMUTEX Good pUsma 4 greai nvs* • PD077 PMC ALPHA OMEGA Superb vector (ten*.
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PD097 SILENTS GLOBAL TRASH IncredPte".
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PM059 MANIACS OF NclSE Th* ts bnfcant'.
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PM092 PIANO TUNES N*e p no songs good • PM093 UTAH SAINTS REMIX by Tony Hflton' .
PM096 STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN ReOflon o» the song.
PM098 ERASURE MIX Rermx o» erasures top songs PM100103 MANIC RAVES II Fartast* rave stuff U PM 104 500 THINGS COMEBACK 4 great rave type tracks.
PM 1056 KEFRENS MEGAMIX Fabulous dance mus*.
Pmt 12 TECHOMANIA II 8 essenbai hardcore tunes.
Pmi 13 PROTON GATES OF TIME 6 good pieces of mus*.
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PM1 iSab CHROME Bn Ik ant mus* disks '.
Slideshows PS002 ADVANCE HAM Rea»y Stur«ng PS0O9 ASTRONOMY SLIDE very xnpressne ' PS013 BORN TO BE FREE wrtd arwnah • PS014 15 BUTTERFLIES (2) Hgh quaHy '.
PS019 COLOURCYCLES Neat fx ' .
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PS030 FRAXION FUTURE VISON fantasy p*»- PS033 GERMAN RAY TRACE Superb See these I. PS052 NAGEL H-es p*s of grrts N*e '• PSW970 SILENTSCH 42 (2) Ttvs is superb'.
PS072 SUPER HAM CARS Tns .$ a must Mega'.
PS086 SONIC 5 Superb D-HAM 4096 colour p*s.
PSW7 ALTERED DECEPTIONS Chns N»s super work.
PS088 EVOLUTION SLIDE Excellent educational P*s* PS090 FRACTALGEN Inaedbte fractals etc .
PS0912 FRACTAL MOUNTAINS Excetert Stuff.
PS093 VANISH 3D Awesome 3d ray traced • Music Making & MIDI Utilities PT001 ALGORYTHMS Create wevd rrxk tunes PT002 ART OF MED E.ceflert PT004 Asl AUDIO MAGIC 2 good compaabon PT005 CASIO CZ EDITOR 250 patches ' .
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PT013 MED 3 2 Excellent mus* seq • PT014 MED MUSIC DISK As rt says '• PT015 MIDI DISK Various n* stutf .
PT016 NOISETRACKER 4 channel sequencer PT018 PERFECTSOUND SAMPLER N*e sample eOlor PT019 ROLAND D110 . S220 Converter program PT020 ST 01 • ST-10 Samples R*g tor details PT021 SOUNDTRACKER 2 6 Exce«ert .
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PT030 YAMAHA DX7 VOICE SORTER PT031 33 ST-87 • 89 3 c*sk ful PT0345 ST-97 4 98 More san*les PT036 SAMPLE MAKER create syrthet* samples PT037 PROTRACKER 2 0 The bees Knees "' PT038 YAMAHA DxtOO.TXSlZ. DX27.DX11 4 FBOt «OkXS Amos Games & Utils APD036 • AMOS UPATER Latest updaier HU APDW2 . ARCADIA Popular broakout 03" APDW5 REVERSI . SNAKES 4 LADDERS APD096 . PAIR IT Matgh the cards to make a pair APD1034 . PICK UP A PUZZLE Sofve igsaw puzzles APDi 10 . CROSSFIRE N*e gan*. For the kuds • APD115 . BALLOONACY Bomb the bu**ngs ' APDi30 THE WOODEN BALL Wttfd game ?7 APDI37 TILE TRIAL Sfcte puzzle
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PU173 LSD UTILITIES 23 new u«s' Put 74 ASTRO 22 professorial astrology Put 75 GELIGNITE FONTS II Excellent IFF fonts.
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PU189 TRONIK VIRUS KILLERS 21 wus Wers 6 docs.
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PU205 PC TASK Wicked PC Emulator Get R "f .
PU206 MSOOS PROGS PC Shareware Progs for PC Task .
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PP047 GOTTA GO Crazy dog walks tvs master’’ 1 Smg • PP04S9 A DAY AT THE BEACH Stunning I 2 Mg PP050 UNSPORTING Wicked aerotoon from SchwarU. 2M Demos & Music PD141 WILDFIRE MEGADEMO great House A dance muse PD143 CAT Silents A Cnomcs demo tor cat dub .
PD145 NECRONOMIA Excellent demo, if brt freaky ' .
PD146 DOS Excellent vectors A munc demo .
PD147 HARDCORE Anarchy s cool new demo PDI48 CHAMELEON A new vector world demo.
PD149 MAGNETIC DREAMS Exceed new demo PD150 TSL PARTY WINNERS Mus*c A gfx Superb PD151 TERMINATOR 3 Interesting rpoft of the movie PD152 HUMAN TARGET Wicked Ravevector demo Get it' PD1S3 DEFORMATION wrth the men from the MTV demo PD1S4 GET FROGGED You’ll love this, just get il II PD155 MULTICA Wicked demo from andromeda Get 1 PD15&7 REAL EMPATHY Good Demo A Fab game me I PD158 DIGITAL PUNISHER Very good BhterZoom F. PM116 LONS GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH Very good Pmt 17 MUZAK OF THE WORLD ongnal Arrvga muse1 • PM118 TSP RIPPED MUSIC t Some good tracks* Pmt 19 TSP RIPPED MUSIC 2 More of above* PM
120 IDEAL MODE AEROSOL EP Go raving mad • Pmt21 NIGHTBREED MUSIC DEMO 8 Rave music demo • PM 122 4 PLAYSID 2 (3) You must get this 1111* .
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Ot the dinasaur ? It so. Then this IS for you • an interacirve encyclopedia covering jurasstc. Tnassic & croalaceous periods compiote with pictures and text This program is plus compatible and comes on 2 Disks £4 50 • CLE02 TOTAL CONCEPTS GEOLOGY Thu trtSe is the second m the senes of quality programs by Chns Ni.
Us«ng the Gold Disk Hyperbook system, and will you and your children an interactive gu ded tour through the mcredibie world volcanos, rocks and minerals the program is very simplo lo use jusl point and click Geology is on 2 Disks £4 50 • CLE03 TOTAL CONCEPTS SOLAR SYSTEM The latest title m this senes myites you to leam ad about the solar system, with mlormabon on a« of the planets and wrth some of the pictures suppiiod and authorised by Nasa. This makes and excellent educational packago for children. This title is so big It is supplied on Throe disks and is pricod at £4 99 * CLE04 KIDDIES
COLOURING PAD Th* is a cofounng book lor young children and they wont get m a mess usmg it ' It is very simple to use wrth fuk instructions with the program Simply p*fc a picture and colour it in ' Includes a save option, so once you have coloured you picturo you can save rt out to a disk to print out using Dpalnl etc Price £3 50 « CLE05 A CHORD So you want become the next Eric Clapton then this is (USI what you need ' This program Will teach you nearly every single guitar chord 1 mcluding hngenng tecNrwques. Rt wil even play the ! Chords using the amigas built m sound chp A must . Lor every
single guitar player beginner and experts alike Price £3 50 .
' CLU01 VIDEO TITLER is a program thal will allow you to create smooth scrolling video titles with the greatest of ease, programmed by Danen Mccaui.
Whose Starbase is due out soon, the program lets you use any amga bitmap font, of which several are supplied, and scroll m any colour vertically up the screen Essential lor an video enthusiasts £3 50 • I CLU02 FISH INDEXER H you have ever wanted a program, but have never been able to fmd 1 ANYWHERE chances are it's probably m the fish library, but rather than having to rake through thousands of Imes of text, why not use the Fish indexer a superb databaso ot the entire Fred Fish library with M search pnnt and more Price £3 50* I CLU03 TYPING TUTOR A program here now lor a» you budding oftce
Clerks learning to type can be a real pam lessons cost a fortune, but not when you have an AMIGA ' This program will take you step by step through a 1uH typing course, showing where to place your lingers and lots more Botore long you’ll bo able to type as last as I can ' Puce £3 50 ?
CLGOt NORRIS A machme code programmed platform adventure starring Norns. Help htfn fOumey h* way through level after level battfmg beastfy beasts and mootstrous med*vai men ' This game has a great atmosphere and is immensley playabio.
It will have you addicted m minutes I Price £3 50 CLG02 DARK THINGS Another excellent quaMy platform game along similar knes to ManoLand. You know scroly along, then run & jump kmd of thmg. So your kids wiO love rt. we d«J and we re just a bunch ot of kds at hean ' Pnce £3 50 • CLG03 PHASE 2 Superb sideways scrolling shoot em up. Along nm.lar Unes to the all time classic defender, anyway you control a photon powered XZ-iB fighter and you must battle with the forces of evil ' The gameplay is bnlhant and the scrofWng and animation silky smooth, rt you wani my advice • buy it Pnce £3 50* CLG04 X
SYSTEM This is a corker a superb multilevel shootemup. You know the type, balst your way through hoard after hoard of aliens and end of level guardians rt even has a bud m platform game thrown into he bargain programmed by the Bad Boy ttvs is one ot the best shootemups about, gei n and prepare to be impressed price £3 50 • CLG05 TRUCKIN ON This tt a new version ot a PO game that was originally bugged to hen. The programmer has taken all the mam elomonts ot the game and re programmed it in C. so its now fully playable truck driving simulation and management program TO tt a must for all you
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CLG06 OBLITERATION TM game has had many a rave review, programmed m machme coed us fast & funous arcade acbon as you work your way thru this asterod infested game. Wasting wave after wave of rocks, this game is utterly addctive and includes a bonus game MAD BOMBER which is at addictive as the mam game A must for a* gamers 1 Price £3 50 CLG07 WILLYS WATER WORKS it its puzzle games you kfce then we ve got just what you want you control wdy a plumper, whose OO rt it to bud a pipeline using me pioes he has beiore the water starts to now. And th.s certainly ,snt as easy as H sounds 1 A superb
uttie game that will have you and you kidsC’) entertained for hours. £3 50 CLG06 DRAGON TILES Th* * an exceBent puzzle game you have a huge stack of different pns which, usmg the mouse you must match up to make a level dtappea* sounds bormg but its actually very addictive. I was playing it for hours ! A Vast improvement on the PD version. Dragon tiles is well worth anyones couple ol quid 1 Pnce £3 50 * CLG09 MOTOR DUEL Now this is just fabulous ' Uartm would not leave this game alone lor days, its a 30 car racing chasmg-shootmg game, with guided missies and lasers, its by the same programmer
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If you've never explored Public Domain software then you'll find a treasure chest of freely available programs to rival many that are commercially available. Pat McDonald assesses the current crop.
Disk cyclops PROTECTION Vl.O 1 7 BIT 1954 1 7 BIT 1964 On this disk you w ill find (he latest versions of Virus Crazy Sue is a cute little schoolgirl, whose quest is to rid the land of Ereanor of the Evil Wizard of Doom and the Mistress of Death. This was foretold by an old gipsy - meddling itinerants, getting kids into trouble.
Sue is a first-rate platform game. A joystick is needed because the mobile nasties are animated and can blat her w ith the w ink of an eyeball.
In looks. Crazy Sin- is really impressive. As she walks, the ribbon tying her hair hobs up and down, and when she's still she lakes a few licks of her lollipop.
Everything's bright and fast and the collision detection is spot on.
If you think all PD is a waste of time and completely amateurish, look at this. It will change your tune. Frustratingly addictive, it's very tough, springing surprises on you at every leap, and requires thought as well as skill to succeed. Well done Hironymous Jumpshoe. Thorin Oakenshicld and DJ Braincrack.
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Astra 22 forms the stub of a complete horoscope generator. As it is. It can knock up a zodiacal chart in seconds. Drawing one bv hand from scratch can lake hours - and yes. The chart can be dumped to a printer.
You tap in the time, date and place of the birth of an individual and the program draws an astrological chart for interpretation. It also gives statistics, such as the number of conjunctions, oppositions and sextiles.
Various modules and add-ons are av ailable direct from the programmer - they can do things like use Kosh and Preccxx houses as well as equal value houses.
The reason why this program is getting a mention isn't because I'm into the subject (personally I think it's a load of rubbish». However. Astro 22 has been well programmed, is fairly easy to use and has some good documentation. It is possible to spend hundreds of pounds on commercial horoscope generators - why not get one for a fraction of the price?
Checker (6.04) and BootX (4.49). Both work on all Amigas. The first finds and kills viruses, while the second is used to record the boot blocks of commercial protected games. If a virus then scrubs the boot block, you can use BootX to put it back again. This disk could save you hundreds... think about it. You will have John Veldthuis and Peter Steur to thank respectively.
TOTAL CONCEPTS VALLY PD Chris Hill is launching a series of educational licence- ware products, using Gold Disk's HypcrBook. Each title comes on two disks and consists mainly of text, the second disk containing a few pictures to make the subject matter more interesting.
Two titles are available. Dinosaurs 2 and Geology.
The dinosaurs title is more approachable and has a fairly technical piece on their evolution, the different orders they sprang from, which dinosaurs were around when and lots of good colour pictures of the creatures.
Also included is a piece on why they became extinct according to various scientists' theories.
Geology is less approachable and serves more as a set of revision notes on the subject for the GCSE student.
Although it is useful for the right person, it uses too many techie words w ithout explaining them properly.
I hope Total Concepts does very well - it's one of the more inventive and constructive uses of I’D software. Each set costs £4.50 and is av ailable from Start.
NBS. Vallv I’D and Blittcrchips. I'm looking forward to the next release - The Solar System. TC are planning many more, although it does obviously take a lot of time to design and create each one.
JARGON BUSTING - WHAT IS PD?
Bb I Software In the public domain, or PD software, is marked out by the fact that It can be freely distributed. You are allowed to copy It from anyone and give copies to anyone.
It's widely available from small firms called PD libraries and also from bulletin boards that you can connect to if you have a modem.
It's programmed by enthusiasts who want to share their work and it comes in various flavours.
The basic kind Is 'freeware', which Is completely free. Another common kind is 'shareware' - the programmer asks you for a small fee If you like the program. In return for which he or she will very often help you with problems or send you updated versions of the program.
Cyclops is so eosy to use. Mess around with the up and down arrows and (lick on Draw to see the results.
Cyclops can draw mathematical pictures, a bit like a fractal generator, but lots faster. Its primary role is to produce stunning, multi-coloured backdrops. The program manages to do this very well, even with an artistic no-hoper like me operating it.
AUGUST 1992 On the control screen are lots of numbers which you can adjust by clicking on the up and down arrows.
Click on draw and the program produces a stunning piece within seconds. The images, while simple, arc very striking - especially if you mess around with the colours a bit.
Shadow software does it again Midas and The Lyon can't have spent very long doing it (it's a very unsophisticated program). But that doesn't mean it isn't useful, because you can save the pictures out when they are generated - either as Amiga standard IFFs or as RAW binary for programmers.
Continued overleaf Another kind of PD is llcenceware', for which a charge is made - It's akin to very cheap commercial software and uses PD libraries for distribution, but it can be very good value.
If you copy a PD disk, you are under a moral obligation to leave the disk exactly as It Is. Especially the read me' files which explain how the program Is used and give the programmer credit for all the hard work.
The price of a PD disk from a library is usually around the £2 mark, so It's a great way to buy games, utilities and applications If you're on a limited budget. You can also get some superb demos which show off the Amiga's ability to produce amazing graphics and music.
When you first see Dragon Tiles you think it's a (inch. But just wait till there's only eight blocks left.
DRAGON TILES POSOFT 2436 This shareware puzzle game by Sieve Smith has one factor uncommon to many games of its genre - longterm gameplay. It certainly kept me occupied for hours. The idea is to remove pairs of tiles from a great big collection of tiles, called a dragon, until there are none left. To remove a pair, both tiles must have a space next to them.
What makes the game so complex is the difficulty of knowing just which tiles lo remove and when.
Sadly, one oversight at the beginning can leave you with no more moves to make, but the programmer has included a couple of helpful features. A button which, when clicked, puts the last pair removed back on the board, and another w hich resets the dragon so you can start again. With 25 dragons included, this puzzler will keep you amused for a long time.
180 IMAGING VIDEO TOOLS PD SOFTV661 AUGUST 1992 Punt Predictor isn't totally serious in its aims, but it beats a quick read ol The Sporting Life.
RUNT PREDICTOR 1 7 BIT 1967 There are many programs for predicting the outcome of horse races, but it's rare lo see a PI) one that's both fast and user friendly. You input the required details for the horses - sex. Fitness, wins, the going of the course and similar statistics - then the program gives the odds that it thinks are fair for each horse.
The best returns come from betting on horses that have 'value' (odds) longer than the horse's actual chance of winning. The program tells you which horses have been underrated by the bookies and will give you the best long shots.
But docs it work? Well, on information typed in from yesterday's paper, yes it does. But as for predicting future events, it's not quite so good - that's life I suppose. At least there's copious amounts of well-written documentation to help you use Ihe program.
Mobed 7 isn't very pretty, but does offer some fast, effective drawing tools for sprites ond bobs.
MOBED 2 BEAUGHS PO U030 This is a short and sweet update. The original Mobed i Movable Object Editor) enabled you to alter and edit 16x16 or 32x52 graphic objects. This one is no better in broad specification, though it can deal with objects of up to 64 colours now.
The big difference is the speed of the program.
Mobed 2 is very fast, cutting off the operating system except when it loads and saves files. The files it uses are RAW binary types, perfect for programmers working vs ith machine code orC.
OK. You could use Deluxe Paint for this sort of thing, but it wouldn't be as fast or as definitive. With Mobed 2 you can animate your creations, colour-cycle them and use them in your programs without an IFF- RAW convertor. The documents don't have icons, so some know ledge of the Shell is recommended.
TOP TEN UTILITIES OF THE IVIONTH Every month, we look at a particular library's bestselling PD utilities and games so you can find out what the popular titles are. This month it's the turn of... AAAIGANUTS 1 OctaMED_ 2 A m I bn so III 3 Amiga Coders Club (various) 4 Agene (Full Version) 5 TBAG (various) 6 Kefrens Powermenu__ 7_SH V2 8 Golf Recorder V3 9 Edword 2.2 10 AMIGAsh Pro There are two programs on this disk, but they are really for different types of graphic artist. The most impressive one (to me at any rate) is Vertex 1.17b. This was written by Alexander D DuBurle, and is a compact
editor for designing and adjusting 3D objects.
I know what you’re thinking. It must be really slow and complicated. In fact, it's really fast and simple.
Vertex recognises objects from Sculpt. Imagine. Turbo Silver, Lightwave (that's the one on the Video Toaster). Geo and Wavetront. The menu has 10 choices, nearly all of which can be accessed by hot keys (as can the sub menus). It's easy to load in objects, twirl them around, adjust a couple of points and save them again. It can't render objects or ray trace, but it can show you what the final result will look like.
The fly in the ointment is that this isn't the full version (which costs S30 direct from the programmer).
Included in that price is a full manual and an AREXX port - plus better crash proofing. This demo is really very impressive in its clean-cut approach.
The second program is called Magic Tween Machine and is essentially an animation tool. All you can draw with are straight lines and curves, so the moving Images are not exactly stunning. However, because they are simple, the computer can store lots of frames.
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The intro is pretty simple; it features a worm crawling past a wooden Decay logo at the top of the screen and a digitised animation of a dancing girl on the main screen behind some text messages. The music that backs the intro is a bit on the naff side, being a simple, flat-sounding looped tunc. Things do get a bit more interesting once you click the mouse button. After a Loony Tunes opening screen, a rather strange cartoon appears featuring a frog with top-hat and cane doing a ragtime song and dance. Strange.
Although it's short, the slick visuals and well-sampled sound make it very effective. The music and the madcap animation capture the W arner Brothers style well. If this is a new direction for Decay, let's hope they continue to produce cartoons of this quality UNSPORTING PD SOFT, DISK 2478 REOUIRES 2 MB HOW TO RUN PD SOFT, DISK 2476 REOUIRES 1 MB Well, here it is! Just when you thought we d forgotten, here comes this month's entry from Eric Schwartz. Eric has released two cartoons for your delectation and perusalment.
The first. Unsporting, is another in the long- running Aerotoons series. The clip features an A10 Tank Hunter aircraft buzzing across the desert when an Innocent little tank pops up from under the sand. A heated chase then begins, with the A10 A veritable army of digitisers, samplers and graphic artists has once again been busily beavering away to produce a brand new set of animations, music disks and demos. Maff Evans sorts out the great from the grot to bring you the word on this months top public domain demo releases.
BIG BANG START COMPUTER SYSTEMS After producing a wild acid-video dance demo (Tekk-No). Coding team Wildfire have gone for an educational stance with the Big Bane demo. The disk starts with the credits backed up with a pretty standard PD tune.
After a bit more loading, a history lesson on the birth of the universe begins. Text messages appear at the bottom of the screen explaining how the first atoms formed and are accompanied by animations of dots (sub-atomic particles, presumably ). The demo continues by showing animations of planets in our solar sy stem from the point of view of a satellite whizzing past. In place of the chemistry lesson at the bottom of the screen, data on each of the planets is displayed (including their sizes and distances from the sum.
Both pictures and music manage to make this a pretty interesting little demo. It hasn't got the sheer power of Tekk-No. But it still shows that Wildfire can put together decent routines to produce demos that are different from the usual scrolly-text and vcctorbob fare.
Continued overleaf 185 All this may sound like a boring science lesson, but the animations of the planets and (he atmosphere of AUGUST 1992 launching all it has against the overpowered tank.
Just when you think it's over, the chase takes a sharp twist, ending in an almighty collision! The animation has been constructed in a way that has proved popular for Eric. The main characters are the usual cartoon drawings, but the backgrounds consist of fractal desert-scapes to add more depth to the pictures. And very nice they look, too!
The second animation disk is somewhat more surreal. Entitled How to Run Into a Wall (to give it its full monicker) It portrays a small, blobby, scruffy-haired character pelting along a track with all his might until he eventually comes across a brick wall. Applying the brakes a little late, he plummets Into the obstacle with great force. The only question is: why? The animation style Isn't as impressive as Unsporting, but this Is only a silly little clip that requires a lot less memory, so It's hardly likely to be as ambitious as its larger counterpart. In its own little way. It's still
an impressive clip though, so If you aren t lucky enough to have a whole heap of extra memory, you can still watch Eric's animation style In your own home.
PD MUSIC & GFX DEMOS fTz LEMMINGS VS ROBOCOD MBS, DISK H694 O OftCK IS IMCNIH ?
WSCIK **«* HAH 186 AUGUST 1992 TERMINATOR 3 START COMPUTER SYSTEMS A few demos have appeared In the wake [*M"1 of Terminator 2. Most of them are dull, unfunny spoofs or slideshows just containing digitised pictures from films and their associated documentation (programmes, posters and Starburst magazine articles). However, this Terminator 3 demo by Foxx and Digimatic (known as Rage) should not be confused with the other lack-lustre affairs. This one is a proper science-fic- tion story based on the James Cameron character.
After a series of opening credits, a metallic T3 logo slams together and is followed by a scene from the war-torn future Earth, with Terminators, Hunter-Klllers and rebel soldiers battling it out.
Then there are more animations, varying from scrolling backgrounds and sprites via animated digitised pictures to 3D polygon fly-pasts, finishing up with a battle between a Terminator and an ED-209 (though this would have been on the robots side, if you think about it).
The style and scope is Impressive, assembling hand-drawn pictures, digitised frames and 3D objects to produce a very impressive clip. The sound backs up the atmosphere well too. Using a version of the Terminator theme and film samples to emphasise the futuristic feel of the animation.
T3 should stand as an example to other coders; if you want to do a demo of a well-known subject, make it interesting In its own right. Take a leaf out of Rage's book - add your own originality!
Characters from games quite often find their way into PD demos (the number of disks containing animated lemmings is phenomenal), hut rarely are characters front two different games pitted against one another.
That's exactly what Addict have done to produce the Lemmings Vs Hohoeoil demo.
The characters have been taken directly from the games themselves (obviously someone has a grabbing cartridgel and placed into different situations. To begin w ith, a lemming and James Pond w ander off the edge of a cliff and plummet to the ground below, with the lemming surviving the fall by using his umbrella.
Poor old James, meanwhile, is bashed into the ground by a falling rock. He soon recovers and. After a brief wander through an underground lemmings burrow (complete with dormitories), he shows his displeasure at being left in the lurch by his green- haired adversary.
The animation has been pretty well done, with the characters fitting well into the situations (the complex lemmings' living area is absolutely incredible). The soundtrack thal backs up the demo is a mixture of the musical styles from the two games, w ith the jolliness of the Rohneotl tunes combined with the rather wacky Lemmings soundtrack. It’s a bit of a short clip, but the overall style and polish make it an interesting diversion for a couple of minutes.
NIGHTBREED MUSIC DISK 8 NBS, DISK M417 l-or their latest music disk release. Nightbrecd have gone for a slightly different approach. The disk itself is compiled in the same way as their earlier releases, with a couple of tunes to begin with (selected using the function keys) followed by an animation. The difference with this release is that the two tunes involved arc ones thal arc outside the usual musical mainstream - earlier Nightbrecd disks have mainly concentrated on well-known songs.
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Silents’ Ice 1193 This picture of KMFDM's Money CD single bocks up Nightbreed's conversion of the underground donee trock on their Music Dish 8.
Still there. The picture is even a portrayal of the CD single itself The animation on the disk is a simple Vista animation based on the Oly mpus Mons landscape found on the program's disk. But then again, it's still something extra and makes it a little more interesting, so you can't complain, can you? As for the tunes, both are fairly competently done, apart from the few niggles mentioned, and it's nice to see someone taking a step awav from the mainstream once in a while.
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the second Coverdisk of the Christmas special issue we brought
you the best special offer you could have: the complete
Sequencer One music package, RRP £89, for next to nothing.
If you missed out, you can get your copy from Back Issues for only £5. But it doesn't stop there! Make the most of Sequencer One by taking advantage of the host of extras which build up the most powerful easy-to-use music-making system there is!
?a Sequencer One. The excellent beginners’ music program we gave away with Issue 30. Tf you missed out. Get it now from our Back Issues department on Page 184!
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AUGUST 1992 Price £24.95 Order No AM237 Order No AM236 SEQUENCER ONE PLUS UPGRADE KIT Don't miss out on this incredible offer! Upgrade to Sequencer One Plus to take advantage of a host of extra features including the unique Juke Box screen and Gajits' new 'Diamond Drag' note editing system. Also includes: tempo maps, auto count in. MIDI sys ex handling, track solo, extra quantise options, and much more! All of this w ill sell for £129.95 (RRP). For a short time only. Sequencer One Plus is available as an upgrade kit for Sequencer One owners (and that includes everyone who has the program from
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Description Price Order No Sequencer One Plus £39.95 AM235 ”iSif] [iSu]r?ur Mfr 1 H ec u rr rurtw tffl 1 11
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Striaffrai ? 93 Brass: ? 99 Irs: g fajits 1991 SEQUENCER ONE
USER GUIDE Contains not only the full program User Guide but
also a personal User Registration Card. The User Guide includes
a beginners' introduction to sequencing and MIDI, lots of
helpful illustrations and examples, and a full index. The User
Registration Card entitles you to free update information and
the Gajits Telephone Helpline support service. You can benefit
from all of this for the special price of only £6.95!
THE HIT KIT!
A music composition system to use with both Sequencer One and Sequencer One Plus. It can help you to create professional-sounding drum tracks, bass lines and other accompaniments in a wide range of musical styles (eg ballad, blues, house, disco, latin. Reggae or techno). Very little previous musical knowledge is needed to obtain frighteningly rapid results! Can you write a number one hit? Here's the kit to help you, only £24.95 (RRP £29.95)!
Description The Hit Kit!
Description Price Sequencer One User Guide £6.95 MAIL ORDER A FUTURE BOOK Graphics Workshop Powerful paint and animation at your fingertips!
AUGUST 1992 SEND THIS FORM TO: Amiga Format, Future Publishing Ltd, Somerton, Somerset, TA11 7BR Do not send cash through the post, with your mail orders For overseas orders call Nikki for prices on +44 458 74011 A collection of five volumes of IFF format digital sound samples for use with Sequencer One and Sequencer One Plus (as well as other programs using IFF samples). Each volume contains up to 80 high-quality samples and includes a specially-written demo song lo demonstrate the capabilities of the samples.
There are five volumes to collect:
1. Percussion and Effects
2. Guitars and Strings
3. Brass and Woodwind
4. Synth and Vocals
5. Piano and Keyboards Each volume costs just £9.95 here (RRP
£12.95). The complete set can be bought for only £39.95.
saving you nearly £251 Description Price Order No Sample
Series 1: Percussion £9.95 AM238 Description Price Order No
Sample Series 2: Guitars £9.95 AM239 Description Price Order
No Sample Series 3: Brass £9.95 AM240 Description Price Order
No Sample Series 4: Synth £9.95 AM241 Description Price Order
No Sample Series 5: Piano £9.95 AM242 Description Price Order
No Sample Series Complete Set £39.95 AM243 All prices include
postage, packing and VAT it. No Hidden Extras HOTLINE 0458
74011 Graphics Workshop The Graphics Workshop, which we gave
you for practically nothing on the Coverdisk of our Christmas
Special issue, is a powerful paint and animation program. In
no time, you'll discover what an excellent package it is, and
want to use it more.
Why not get the most out of it by buying the full instruction book and tutorial guide, specially rewritten by Amiga Format!
AND REMEMBER!
If you missed out on Issue 30 and your copy of Graphics Workshop, you can order the magazine from our back issues (Page 164) for only £5!
Only £16.40 including tutorial disk Description Price Order No.
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Method of payment (please circle) Access • Visa • Cheque • PO Please make all cheques payable to Future Publishing l.imited. MAIL ORDER AF T-shirt The exclusive limitcd-edilion Amiga Format T- shirt is now available to Amiga Format readers. It features the 'Lichtenstein' pop-art cover of Issue 20 in a large four-colour back print, new' logo on Ihe front.
Description Price Order No Amiga Format T-shirt £8.99 AM225 Mail Order 194 EASY AMOS Stereo Master Specially designed for Ihe beginner. Easy AMOS is This updaied version of Microdcal's MasterSouml is an more lhan just a computer language. Based on the ideal entry level sound sampler. Its numerous features, highly successful AMOS, it has many more examples and improved easy-to-use graphic interface, make this and detailed explanations lo help you leant. An excellent bargain for budding music freaks.
Description Price Order No Description Price Order No Easy AMOS £29.99 AF247 Stereo Master £29.99 AM234 Amiga Format We've picked out the best and we bring it to you at a bargain price!
512K Expansion AUGUST 1992 Fun School 4 Omade by WTS in the UK. This isn't the most glamorous memory expansion you'll ever see: but it gets the job done and it means we | can bring 512K users the memory expansion you need at the low- | est possible price! It also comes with a battery-backed-up clock.
So you need never set the time again. More and more software is being produced that will only work properly on a one megabyte machine: and if you don't have an expansion, you're missing out on the complete full-price programs, like Vista, brought lo you on Coverdisk 33. Or PageSeller. Coverdisk 34. Or this month's Spectracolor. Get upgraded!
Description Price £25.99 Order No AM237 512K RAM Expansion Othe latest versions of the top-selling home educational programs are here! The Fun School scries aims to teach basic skills to children I via enjoyable games. The new scries comes in three different I flavours, aimed at three age groups: Teddy looks after the under fives. Freddie the Frog caters for the five-to-scven year olds, while Sammy the Spy is there for cight-to-elcvcns. Each age level has six different games, which teaches and tests different facts and concepts.
Description Price Order No Teddy Disk £17.99 AM231 Frog Disk £17.99 AM232 Spy Disk £17.99 AM233 (5 MAIL ORDER PageSetter 2 Once you've mastered the art of DTP with Coverdisk 34 why not upgrade to the big league. Version 2 includes Compugraphic outline fonts, on-page text editing and IFF and clip picture support.
Description Price Order No PageSetter 2 upgrade £50 PAGE UP Celtic Legends Huge, beautifully-presented and intriguing game based around a board-game-style hex system, with the emphasis on combat. Absorbing and intelligent: rated 85 per cent in Amiga Format Issue 30.
Description Price Order No Celtic Legends £23.99 AM235 Home Accounts 2 Described by Amiga Format as "a package which w ill suit any household", this is the ideal way to keep track of your financial affairs, from what's in your cheque account lo how much is left after the bills!
Description Price Order No Home Accounts 2 £44.99 AM229 Award Winners Compilation New Technosound Turbo AUGUST 1992 See our remarkable Subscription offer on Page 188!
Amiga Format Mail Order ISSUE Price Order No Issue 14 £4.00 AMFI4 Issue 16 £4.00 AMF16 Issue 17 £4.(X) AMFI7 Issue 19 £4.00 AMFI9 Issue 20 £4.00 AMF20 Issue 21 £4.00 AMF21 Issue 22 £4.00 AMF22 Issue 23 £5.00 AMF2.3 Issue 24 £5.00 AMF24 Issue 25 £4.00 AMF25 Issue 27 £4. X) AMF27 Issue 28 £4.00 AMF28 Issue 30 £5.00 AMF30 Issue 33 £5.00 AMF33 Issue 34 £5.00 AMF34 Issue 35 £5.00 AMF35 One binder £4.95 AM 108 Two binders £9.00 AMI09 Back Issues Why miss out just because you didn't buy an issue when it went on sale? Back issues come complete with Coverdisk. While you're about it.
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AMKSA What a combination! The Format Gold ground-brcaker Populous, stunning footie fun in Kick Off. The canoon- on-a-disk Space Act• and the top-class pu . .lc game PipcMania: all rolled into one great package.
Description Price Order No Award Winners Comp £20.99 AF24S Name Address Post code Telephone No.
Description The newly updated sampler from New Dimensions allows you to grab digitised sounds, then sequence them into simple compositions. Package contains new cartridge, updated manual and set of audio leads.
Description Price Order No Technosound Turbo £29.95 AF246 SAVE £10 r izhnu c 80WID - _ SEND THIS FORM TO: Amiga Format, Future Publishing Ltd, Somerton, Somerset, TA11 6TB Please do not send cash, only use method of payments listed below Total Order For overseas orders call Nikki for prices on +44 458 74011 Method of payment (please circle) Access • Visa e Cheque e PO Please make all cheques payable to Future Publishing Limited.
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