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Sadly with the cost of printing nowadays we can't afford to revert to our original £2.95 price tag, which we'd held from Issue One way back In August 1989 - if we'd kept up with inflation it would be closer to £3.50 now. We can guarantee that Amiga Format will be as good value as ever, with a packed magazine and an exciting Coverdisk. And it’s worth pointing out that we will do the odd one-off issue with a complete program on when we think it's appropriate. More treats and goodies! FUTURETECH CONSUMER ELECTRONICS LIMITED In the issue of Amiga Format for January 1993. In an article headed 'Firm's collapse leads to reader appeal. It was implied that Futuretech Consumer Electronics Limited of Newport Pagnell ("Futuretech") had ceased to trade. Amiga Format is now satisfied that the above statement is wholly unfounded and desires to express its regret to Futuretech Consumer Electronics Limited and to apologise to them tor any embarassment and inconvenience caused. Dpaint leads A1200 arrivals Amiga Format is Going Live! £pi THE WORLD'S MOST popular Amiga magazine (yes. That's this one) has bowed to public pressure lo organise its own show and exhibition in the spring. The event will be called Amiga Format Live! And will take place at London's Earls Court 2 in May. The show build on the success of I991's hugely exciting World of Commodore, which was sponsored by- Amiga Formal, and the Amiga Shopper Show which was run by our techie sister . , The World of Commodore Show - our previous successful Amiq magazine. All manner of events arc planned, many of which w ill be unlike anything ever seen al a computer show before. For further details you will have to wait until next month, but rest assured that we are planning carefully to make it the most exciting event of its kind ever - and it's only for Amiga owners! In the mean time, you can get your chance to make sure that whatever you want to see features at the show by turning now to Page 25 and filling in the form: you may even win a prize! The core of Amiga Format Live! Will be stands run by many of the leading Amiga software and hardware companies.

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Document sans nom ISSUE 43 ¦ FEBRUARY 1993 ¦ £3.95 Stupendous T h e AMIGA C o 11 e c t i o n
• All Amigas • 1 Mb Required t All Amigas Find out how the Amicpa
really worlc as we blow apart its innermost secrets!
Bart's back!
And this time he's having more fun than ever in this amazing playable demo from Accolade!
VLMAi Ever-popular , cartoon star ' introduces a great way to learn in this enchanting demo from Jumping Bean THE AMIGA IN 1993: Read our amazing predictions!
GAME GREATS: LucasArts1 latest and sporting greats!
I PUBLISHING Your guarantee of value 9 770957 486011 A multi-level shoot 'em up based on aspects of all three LETHAL WEAPON movies.
You can choose to be either one of the two high fire power cops... each having his individual strengths - and weaknesses! There are many missions to complete including the rescue of a kidnapped girl, the persuit and arrest of drugs runners, finding and arresting a police murderer, plus many more. You choose the level to suit your objectives within the game-play.
It's mean, fast and... LETHAL!
I RID WRESTII KEOERATLOM ff' Superstars unite for the grand European ¦ row favourites. Hulk Hogan**, Ultimate Warrior bet travel across Europe to square off in the ring he fee Natural Disasters* and the Nasty Boys*, wared circle. Follow them to the Grand Finale pare Garden in New York City. Lest your strength i yaw team-mate to achieve the ultimate goal • age* Tag Team Title.
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43 FEBRUARY 1993 EDITORIAL DEPARTMENT Damien Noonan Neil
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News Amiga Format is going live! 19 Details of the big event of 1993 - our very own show!
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AV8B Harrier ....65 Alien Breed - Special Edition .....111 Bignose the Caveman 108 Bill's Tomato Game .76 The Dream Team Compilation ....109 Doctor Who - Dalek Attack ....69 Fantastic Worlds Compilation ....110 HistoryLine 1914-18 ..104 Indiana Jones - The Fate of Atlantis .....72 Joe and Mac ......89 Krusty's
House of Fun ..88 Lethal Weapon .68 Streetfighter 2 vs WWF2 82 and 64 Who wins the ultimate battle of the beat-em-ups?
Your turn! Part 5 113 In which Bullfrog reveal the last secrets of game -making Gamebusters 117 Full solution for Beast 3 and many more hot game tips Join the Red Nose Day fun! 19 How the nation's gamesplayers are getting involved Nick Faldo's Golf .....90 Piracy ......65 Premier Manager .....58 Raving Mad Compilation ......111 Strategy Masters Compilation ....110 Streetfighter
2 .82 Super All-Stars Compilation .108 Super Fighter Compilation ...109 TV Sports Baseball .....108 TV Sports Boxing .108 WWF2 - European Tour Rampage 64 Waxworks ..89 THE BIG FIGHT Streetfighter 2 versus WWF2, the two most-hyped gomes this year.
One's great, the other's grim: but which is which?
Find out nowl VUUUSS I ; ? 1 . yy'j PRINTED IN THE UK 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 0458 74378 Reviews REVIEWED The Publisher Budget DTP scales new heights with this new package that has features previously unseen at the price. See if it makes the grade on
Page 150.
VideoMaster 136 The world's first video digitiser and sound sampler in one!
Boom Box 140 Keen on music but don't know where to start? Try this!
GigaMem 144 A totally unique concept that treats your hard drive as RAM Understanding Imagine 2 146 This book makes the world's best ray-tracer easier to use... Real Things - Dogs 146 New animated clip art for Deluxe Paint - now in HAM!
Oki OL-400 printer 148 Ever seen an LED printer before? It's laser quality... The Publisher 150 Setting a new standard in excellent DTP for a bargain price sass irr REVIEWED Video Master Microdeal's budget multimedia package allows sound and video digitising all in one package. We put it to the test on Page 136.
Regulars IN PD UPDATE: Return of a classic: Pacman hits back in a new version that will cost you only a touch more than the price of a blank disk!
IN PD DEMOS: Possibly the best music demo you've ever seen (and heard). Or possibly not. Still, Jesus on E's is an art form in itself... P D 165 Get great software for hardly any hard cash outlay... Workbench 185 The answer to all your questions? Well, some of them... Answerfile 190 Yet more answers, but this time in brief yet in depth... Letters 203 Isn't it amazing what other Amiga owners have to say?
Special offers 176 If you want an AMOS manual, this is the place to get it!
Subscriptions 181 Senously! This is a great magazine, so commit yourself!
No part of this publication may be transmitted or reproduced in any form without the permission of the publishers.
Post-festive, but still mildly amusing joke of the month: Did you hear about the dyslexic devil-worshipper?
He sold his soul to Santa.
Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations.
Registered Circulation 161,256 Jan - July 1992 ABC Exploded! The secrets off the Amiga COVE RDI SIC 'Him to Page 6 Four new Amigas to be released! One is a console, one is a full-colour portable!
CD drives in all the low-end machines! Can this possibly be true? What are the other two machines? And what do we really think will - and should - happen over the course of this year...? PAGE 48 Bart Simpson versus the World Fully playable 'taster' featuring sample bits from the Chinese levels of Bart vs the World, Accolade's latest fun-packed whizzaround featuring the world's best-known bad kid!
Noddy£ Playtime Playable useable demo featuring two of the 10 activities from Jumping Bean's delightful educational package, including a test version of the lovely kids' paint package... Welcome to Amiga Format!
Or How it Works: the Amiga'. Never before has anyone given you this much information on how the best computer in the world functions, revealing all of its innermost secrets. We'll show you absolutely everything, from how a chip works, all the way up to how a monitor displays a picture. It's the ideal guide to computers for the complete beginner and even experienced Amiga owners can learn a thing or two! PAGE 32 - Bart's back!
And this time he's having more fun than ever in this amazing playable demo from Accolade!
Aim (to ' ¦ S 3 i * Ever-popular cartoon star introduces a great way to learn in this enchanting demo from Jumping Bean Bullfrog Convert You're using Devpac2 for your programming, but you want to create some graphics. Simply use Dpaint and then this and you're laughing!
Alien Breed Fix Courtesy of Team 17, here's a vital little modification you can make to your copy of the Special Edition to give it that little extra!
The AmiGA Collection And welcome, indeed, to 1993! A Happy New Year to you all (though we're a week or two late with it - who really minds, eh?) And an extra-special welcome to all new readers, because there's quite a few of you at this time of year.
All you lucky people who got a new Amiga for Christmas, you're the ones I'm talking about. You have ahead of you, stretching to the horizon, a whole new world of entertainment and enterprise to explore. Or something like that.
Anyway, the point is that this issue is kind of dedicated to you lot. That's why we decided it was a good time to explore how the Amiga works, and do it in a way that we don't remember ever seeing in a computer magazine before - ever.
It's always mystified me exactly how computers work. What's going on inside a silicon chip? How can you get binary numbers, like 1 s and Os, and make them into maths problems? It's a mystery.
But not any more. By the time you've finished reading this month's article, with any luck you'll be one of the most dued-up people on the planet when it comes to sussing out
- and explaining to other, less fortunate souls - how a computer
works.
Damien Noonan, Edifor So we hope you enjoy that. Elsewhere in the magazine, we've got something that may appeal a little more to the old hands. It's only two pages long, but packed in there you'll find all the major issues facing the Amiga at the moment.
Not only do we predict four possible futures for the Amiga, in the shape of four machines that Commodore may (or may not) consider releasing, but we also set the agenda for the major Amiga issues of the year. Will people listen? We'll s AF Collection No. 11 Prodata Page 13 Database? What use is a database? Well, as soon as we show you how to use it you'll release it's one of the most useful programs you can have. Start collating information now!
Coverdislc Grab that important piece of magnetic media that's securely taped to the front of the magazine. Now, let Pat McDonald show you how easy it is to get the most out of your Coverdisk, and tell you all about those two contrasting young juveniles... Noddy and Bart!
GETTING STARTED From the Covcrdisk. You will be able to install two demos (Noddy and Bart Vs The World), fix defective Alien Breed Special Edition disk and use the picturc- to-machine-code Convert program. The instructions for Convert can be found on Page 114. If you want information on the Prodata disk, turn to Page 13.
You can look at the Convert document or run the Alien_Breed_Fix straightaway, again by double clicking. However, to actually play the Noddy or Bart demos, you first have to make demo disks. You will need two blank disks, one for each demo, preferably freshly formatted, on which to install them. Covcrdisks are incredibly simple to use. And if you're a first-time user then don't worry, just follow these brief, but informative. Instructions on how to get the most from your Amiga Format Covcrdisk.
1 ) FORMAT A DISK OR TWO FEBRUARY 1993 There are a dozen ways to format disks - this one works on all Amigas. To format a disk so that it's ready to install a demo on. Load your Workbench disk that came with your Amiga. Then double click through the disk until you find a Shell or CLI icon - if they're not obvious you can usually find one in the System directory. A window will appear - just type this and press Return: ALIEN BREED FIX Format Drive DFO: name Empty The DFO bit is DFZcro. Not DFO as in Oh. Don't mix your letters and number, it upsets computers. The computer will then ask you to
insert a blank disk to format (blank 3.5-inch disks are widely available from computer shops) and then press Return. The disk is formatted. If you want two blank disks, type the Format line again - but first writc-protect the Workbench disk if it isn't already.
2) !
C03 START THE »VERDISK Remove all disks and either turn your Amiga off. Or reset the machine (just press Ctrl and the two 'A' keys cither side of the space-bar). Then insert the Coverdisk into a disk drive. After a short while, and a few warnings to write protect your Coverdisk (always a good idea) you will be left on a screen called the Workbench. Move the mouse pointer (over to the Coverdisk icon and click twice rapidly with the left mouse button. Then double click again on cither the lnstall_Bart_to_Empty icon or the lnsiall_Noddy_to_Empty icon.
3) ONE DISK SWAP If you have Workbench 3. Then wait for the Disk
Masher message to put in a blank disk afld press Return, and
simply do it - the strange messages arc irrelevant to you.
Everybody else (the majority) should wait for the box asking
for the Covcrdisk back, take out the Coverdisk. Pul in a blank
and click on the Cancel box.
This is why you were warned to write protect the Coverdisk - if you don't, and also ignore the warning messages, you have just wiped your Covcrdisk. Never TEAM 1 7 PAL NTSC Just got hold of the rather excellent game Alien Breed Special Edition? Does it crash when you get on to the later stages of the game?
If so, you've got one of the early production disks which contain a bug - that's why the game crashes. Luckily, the Alien Breed Fix on the Coverdisk will correct the bug on the second (data) disk allowing you to complete the game without any hitches.
Mind, you did make a backup - didn't you? The Install program docs not require you to swap between the Covcrdisk and the blank disk, and takes about three minutes to make one demo. The words ‘All Done" will appear and you will be relumed to Workbench .
If you are very, very unlucky then you might get a DMS error code. If you do then please return the disk together with return postage and a note saying ’this disk was not duplicated properly - please replace it' to Disc Copy Labs at the address on Page 10. Don't worry though, only a minute percentage of our Covcrdisks have errors.
4) ER, THAT'S IT And there you have it. A simple procedure for
getting demos off the Coverdisk. Once you have made the demo
disks, they will 'autoboot', that is start working immediately
when inserted into a reset Amiga.
Future Coverdisks will probably use this or a better method in order to get more on to the disk. It s a necessary procedure - Bart or Noddy fit on to one normal automatic disk, not both. Previous attempts at this sort of thing have met with varying degrees of success. But you should find that the Coverdisk becomes much easier to use from this point on. Oh. And by the way. I hope you had a good Christmas.
It really is very easy to use. All you have to do is switch on your Amiga and insert the Coverdisk. Then, when a Workbench screen appears, double click on its icon, and again on the Alien Breed Fix icon.
The fix then runs, and asks you to put in the data (second) disk from the game. Click the left mouse button to fix it, and the right mouse button to exit the program and get back to the Workbench screen.
WELCOME TO A preview version of Noddy's Playtime - a creativity and entertainment package based on solid, educational principles for thrcc-to- scven year olds! This is a fully functional demo of two of the 10 programs which make up this amazing package. The two demos are Noah's Ark, a jigsaw game, and Noddy's Paint Pot. A simple drawing program.
A time-out of five minutes has been introduced into these programs for this preview version. The full version of Noddy's Playtime also includes: Railway Station, a memory game; N & B Works, observational game: Chimney house, musical fun: Farmyard, animal matching; Market Place, letter and word recognition: Post Office, counting and arithmetic skills; Police Station, a maze game; and a driving menu which links all of the games together and allows children to take control of Noddy's car and explore Toytown.
USING NODDY'S PLAYTIME First, you have to make a demo disk from the Coverdisk. You can then load the preview version of Noddy's Playtime by inserting the demo disk into the internal drive and resetting. You will soon sec an Introductory Screen. In the preview this contains two icons - by clicking the one with an ark you will load Noah's Ark. By clicking on the icon showing Noddy holding a paintbrush you will load Noddy's Paintpot.
HOW TO CONTROL..... The menu screen contains the various icons from which this program is driven... You can control this preview using the mouse, a joystick or from the keyboard using the cursor keys.
Once you have played a sequence of five games in Noah's Ark or after five minutes in Paint Pot the program will return to the Introductory Screen. Should you wish to return to this screen before this time you should press Esc or click on Noddy's car (found in the bottom right-hand comer of the screen).
Outline box Filled box Outline circle Filled circle NOAH'S ARK This demonstration presents you with the second level of this activity. The release version operates on three different levels and contains many more puzzles. This version contains five puzzles. In the window on the left of the screen arc the jumbled pieces of a jigsaw puzzle.
When placed together in the correct order these will make a picture of an animal. To do this you should pick them up. One at a time, and place them into the window on the right.
Noddy's Playtime JUMPING BEAN COMPANY PAL NTSC Move the hand over a piece (using the mouse, the cursor or keypad keys) and click on the left mouse button or press Return. Now move the piece into its correct position in the window on the right and put it in place by clicking on the left mouse button, or pressing Return. If you place a piece in an incorrect position you can pick it up again and put it in a new position in either window.
If you want to check that you have placed any of the pieces of the puzzle in their correct places then you can do so al any time just by clicking on the Big Ears icon. If all of the pieces which you have placed are in the right places. Big Ears will nod his head. If any are in the wrong places, he will shake his head and those pieces will be returned to the left window. On level one there arc four pieces in each puzzle, there are nine pieces in level two and 16 in level three.
NODDY'S PAINT ROT Noddy's Paint Pol is an art package which has been designed so that even the youngest child can enjoy it. It contains most of the major functions found in dedicated art packages, so it will give children the confidence to use such utilities at an early age.
Noddy's Paint Pot is presented on two screens: the Drawing Screen is the active drawing area. By selecting a drawing function (from those represented by the large icons in the centre of the Menu Screen) the screen will rise to reveal the Drawing Screen. To return to the Menu Screen children should click on the right mouse button or press the space-bar. When on the Drawing Screen, each of the functions are controlled by pressing the left mouse button (or Enter or Return) to start and repeating this operation to stop it.
The left mouse button must not be held down while children are attempting to draw, this will have no effect. The is because young, small, hands find it difficult to hold down the button and draw at the same time.
PRINTING 2Y NvmBS The drawing screen of Noddy's Paintbox: kids will have hours of painting fun with this demo.
The active colour can also be altered using the Colour Strip on the Drawing Screen. Additionally, a fill pattern function is available which uses the currently active pattern. This can be changed by clicking on the arrows either side of the pattern selector box on the top left of the Menu Screen.
FEBRUARY 1993 Noddy's Paint Pol contains a number of characters and objects which can be pasted on to various pictures.
These can be scrolled through by clicking on the arrows that are either side of the selection strip. If children click on any of the three visible objects or characters the program will move to the Drawing Screen with that object selected. This can be pasted anywhere within the picture by clicking on the left mouse. Happy painting!
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? Dircc CUD ICPT TO OUAWOC VA ITUOI IT KIOTIOP Cfi.OP All TDAnCMADI Q API KIAW I Cnr.Cn The basic technique to survive and play on is to make sure you avoid all the nasties in the sub gam*. Jumping up to avoid dynamite is easily mastered, but crawling up the masts without being cherry bombed Is not that simple. Push up to Jump, fire to fire (yop«e£%T% collect ammunlffbn An si) femP left and right do just that.
FEBRUARY 1993 AMIGA FORMAT THIS IS A demo of the latest Simpsons release from Accolade, this time Bart's taking on the world. The game revolves around an ill-considered foreign holiday by Homer Simpson and his family. The Coverdisk demo features just the Chinese sections of his world tour (check out the background for Bart: it's anything but straightforward). There arc various sub games, some of them are very simple, others that are less so.
Bart has to step in to solve the puzzles, outwit the opponents and generally save the day.
To get to the Bart demo, you have to first make a Bart disk. This is not too difficult, and should take between five and 10 minutes at the very most. See Page 7 for the exact details - once you have made a Ban disk, simply reset your Amiga and put the Ban demo disk into the disk drive. The demo will then automatically load.
You control the Ban character by means of a joystick. First, press fire to get off the title screen. Then you must select which of the five mini games you want to play. Only two of the games have obvious arcade roots - most of the games arc puzzle-like and don't need fast reactions. So get going and press the fire- button to confirm your selection.
There is a bug in this demo, in the Great China Wall section. If you take a bad fall (hit a dip too fast) then the game will just stop. If, however, you do not hit any obstacles then the stage can be easily completed. Both Amiga Format and Accolade apologise for this bug, and don’t worry, it won’t be in the final finished product.
ONE SMALL THING... Bart Simpson VS The World ACCOLADE PAL NTSC If you try really hard, then you can get down to this rudder section where you find Maggie, Bart’s sister. It may then be possible to escape this level If you manage to acquire enough points - sadly it’s never managed to work for me though. Crawling up the rudder is the best way to go.
This is my favourite part of the demo. You have to guide Bart's skateboard down the wall, avoiding obstacles, meandering oriental types and a rather nasty fire- breathing dragon. If you hit too many obstacles. Bart can stop and the game hangs - apologies for the bug.
The course is easily completed with a little practice.
This is a very simple game - simply move the joystick and press fire to select two cards. If the cards do not match, you lose an attempt. If they do match, your number of attempts stays the same. You have to be both lucky and skillful to get all the pairs before you run out of goes.
There's just no way I can complete this, but this sort of puzzle has always confused me. Use the joystick to select which block you want to move, and press fire to use it. Simple in theory, the puzzle is very difficult to rearrange correctly.
This is the simplest sub game of all, so no excuses for not being able to complete this one - just press fire to stop one of the reels spinning and try to get a win. It's quite skillful, but once you know the reels it becomes a bit repetitive.
Using Your Coverdisk
1. Always write-protect your Coverdisk. Move the tab so a hole is
showing.
2. Copy the Coverdisk and use the copy, not the original. This
may sound like a complicated task, suitable only for techno
buffs, but it's surprisingly simple to do, just follow the
simple instructions for copying the disk which are given
below.
3. Read the instructions when using the programs.
Backing up your Disk There are two ways of making a copy of your disk, and this is the easy one. Don't be daunted by the fact that you need to use the Shell or CLI: it's actually a lot easier than you might think.
Just follow these simple steps... M!
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h. hi i, « -m, rm Fr = ! S. Illti*. .« 11! I. VI!- 2 When the
Shell window appears and the drive light is out, type in:
Disiccopy from DFO: to DPO: and press the Return key.
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3. The Amiga will now ask you to insert the 'source' disk.
It means the disk you wont to copy, so put the Coverdisk in the drive and press the Return key.
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5. Put the source disk and destination disk in o couple more
times when the Amiga asks for them. When it says "Diskcopy
Finished" just type in: endcli to get out of the Shell or CLI.
You may have to put the Workbench disk in agoin. Now your copy
is ready!
5| DISK PROBLEMS?
If you have a problem with the disk - and you're sure the disk is in full working order - then you may need a little help. It you ring us on any Tuesday, and ask to speak to Pat McDonald, he will do his best to help you. Please understand, giving this sort of advice is time-consuming and we are very busy people, so only call if you really have to and do be considerate if we can't talk to you just then. If the problem is particularly complex it is better to send it to us in written detail. It will then be dealt with in the Workbench pages of the magazine.
BE CAREFUL!
We have done our best to check that all of the programs on the Amiga Format Coverdisk are simple to use and have no viruses. We cannot usually answer complex telephone queries on the software |see the Disk Problems? Box) and we do not accept liability for any consequences of using the numerous programs that are on the disk.
COPYRIGHT Unless it is specifically stated, the programs on the Coverdisks are not in the Public Domain and the copyright remains with the copy- right-holder of the program.
Because some of the programs on the Coverdisks are not PD, selling or distributing them without the copyright-holders specific permission is against the law.
Disk not working?
We duplicate nearly 500,000 disks every month. Out of all those, obviously a few will be faulty. If the disk or any of the programs will not load or run properly, there may be a problem. Don't panic!
Amiga Format February Disk Disk Copy Labs Ltd Units 28.3 Omega Technical Centre Drayton Fields Daventry Northants NN11 5RT First try using the DiskDoctor utility on your Workbench disk to rescue it before sending it off for a replacement. In-full details of DiskDoctor can be found in the user’s manual that came with your machine.
However, if your Coverdisk is in fact faulty, you should send it back INCLUDING A STAMPED, ADDRESSED ENVELOPE for a free replacement within one month of the cover date to: CHEETAH BUG 3 121 +
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• All Amigas • 1Mb Required • All Amigas • GETTING STARTED Insert
the disk In your Amiga. The Amiga Format coverdlsk logo will
appear Just as shown above.
Double click on this Icon and a window will open showing two files. Double click on the PD Contlg tile and follow the installation procedure. Make sure that you back up your disk first; turn to Page 10 and follow the instructions there.
THE PROBLEM WITH things is that they tend to get cither lost or mixed up. Records go missing, prized comics get thrown out by mums, valuable stamps end up on envelopes, butterflies get eaten by small children, safari parks go bankrupt and as a result people end up getting frustrated. The loss (either temporary or permanent l of things accounts for more human suffering than either oil or religion. Thank God then for databases.
Databases enable you to store information about things. They then enable you to sort that information in any number of wonderful ways and this then allows you to hunt quickly for individual snippets of information. Databases are really wonderful programs because while they won't stop you losing all those things in the first place, they will enable you to keep track of your valuable collection, be it record or invaluable phone numbers.
Study the form Once you've installed Prodaia on hard drive (sec Page
16) or floppy disks you can run the program and start creating
your first database. Double click on the Prodaia icon and the
program will stan up. The first order of the day is to
actually set up your database and to do this you'll need to
think about your needs.
Let's say that you've decided to have an address book. The information you're likely to want to include within the database are things like: name, street, town, telephone number, company and comments. With this kind of information stored within your catalogue you will be able to search for people according to any of those classifications.
This is the beauty of the database. If you stored all your information on cards you'd have to trudge through each and every one of them looking for the appropriate pieces of information. If. For example, you needed to know the names of all your friends in a certain town you could do it extremely easily.
So. We've decided what we're going to catalogue and what aspects we want to include about all the individual items within that catalogue. The next step is to actually create your database from scratch and set up the card template into which you'll insert all the pertinent information.
On the Prodaia Coverdisk you will find a file called 'addrfile.pfd'. Insert the Prodaia disk and then Prodata Classify your things; that's the message from Amiga Format this month. So join Andy Hutchinson as he guides you through the wonderful Prodata database program and still manages to say: “Now where did I put Vanessa's address?"
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Usef a database can be? 1 ' not, you soon will, when , ’ ’ C yon start using this . Si powerfuf compete package 0 IZ " " ' FEBRUARY 1993 click on Open database by moving the bar up and down with the cursor keys or by pressing O. Now just press Return and a catalogue of all the files and directories on your disk will appear. Choose the demo file addrfile' by pressing Return when the black menu bar is over it.
Choose the Alter create database option and click on the Edit Field names item. You should see eight items labelled Field I - 8. Fields are the individual classifications used for that particular database. So in our example one of the fields covers surnames and one telephone numbers. You can have an almost unlimited number of fields within each of your templates but it's best to keep things as simple as possible.
Reach out and classify somebody Hit the Esc key twice and you'll get back to the main menu. Hit the D key to enter the Display edit records Continued overleaf The General options page enables you to set global parameters which determine how the catalogue behaves. Most important option is the maximum number of fields.
Section of the database mid you should see the entry for Amor who created Prodata. Click the left mid right cursor keys and you'll see entries for other nonexistent people.
Click the cursor keys until you sec an entry for James Brown. Hit the E key and you'll he able to modify the contents of that card. Move the bar down to the Address 4 field name and type in 'USA' and then hit Esc. That information will be saved to disk automatically by Prodata. Every time you make a change like this the program will update the database, there's no need to save the fde at all.
Now hit the A key and you'll be able to add your own entry. Type in 'Amiga Format' then press Return twice, followed by ‘30 Monmouth Street'. 'Bath'.
'Avon'. Return. ‘BAI 2BVV" and finally '0225 442244'. Press the Esc key and this new card will be saved to the address book file.
Let's say you want to track down an item of infor- Key strokes - Move cursor left one character.
Move cursor right one character.
CTRL - Moves cursor to start of field.
CTRL Moves cursor to end of field.
DEL Deletes the character under the cursor.
CTRL DEL Deletes all characters before the cursor back to the start of the field.
CTRL-E Deletes from cursor to the end of the field text.
CTRL-A Alternates two characters. Teh' can be changed to The' by positioning the cursor on the e' and using this command.
CTRL- Converts the character under the cursor to upper case.
CTRLA Converts the character under the cursor to lower case.
CTRL-TAB Toggles between Insert and Overwrite mode.
CTRL-1 Insert line at cursor position.
CTRL-F3 Deletes line under cursor.
FEBRUARY 1993 Sorting operators mtmaam mi or 1998 Open: (8 F) RDDRF1LE Directory MORI Printer SIMPLE Rees: 6 Sel: 6 Surnnte: Rniga Fomat First Mane: flddressl: 38 Hoiwouth Street Rddress2: Bath Address!: Rvon Addressd: Post Code: BR1 2BM Telephone: Using the demonstration database which is included on the disk, you con enter new names and addresses. Here we've entered a particularly fine magazine's name.
Mmion. Obviously, clicking through each card in succession is a tedious and slow method of finding the right piece of information. Press the F key and type in ‘Brown’. Prodata will search for the appropriate card and display it on-screen. These are the basics of manipulating a stack or file of cards. Experiment with the Display edit records page and you'll find that it s very easy to zip around your data.
Make an impression Right, you're now familiar with the basic mechanics of databases. However, it's unlikely that you'll be able to use the demonstration file for all your needs, in which case you'll need to create your own templates. This will enable you to set up the card the way you want it with the fields laid out in a manner suitable for your data storage.
Creating a template is an easy job with Prodata.
We do suggest, however, that you sit down and work Editing filters (Expression, D=description) 1E: " .
10: Those with no telephone The filler option is simply a flashy way of sorting files into a format you're happy with. This filter will search for people without a telephone number entry.
Out exactly what you want the cards to read. It's all loo easy to get over-enthusiastic about this sort of thing and include fields for all sorts of bizarre information which you won't need. The simpler the card the quicker it'll be both to enter information and to read it.
Call up the Alter create database option by pressing the A key and then click on the Create New database option by pressing N. Give your database a name, press Return twice and you can now start naming your fields. For instance, if this was an address database you'd type in 'Name'. Continue entering all your fields and when you've finished hit the Escape key.
In order to change the actual layout of the card you need to create your own. Hit the N key and you'll enter the layout-modification screens. If your layout is brand new (and let's face it most of them will be) then you can change global attributes as well. The first option enables you to name the layout (say: Tax Form), the height (how many lines deep the layout will be), the Setting up base Setting up a database is easy, and so is setting up a sort (filter) to check through your database and pick out certain records. Here's how to do both, in Just seven simple steps.
When the sort conditions which you've set up are 'run' they create a kind of sub-database with all the special card entries and if you wish this can be saved oft into Its own file. Thus if you searched for all your friends who lived within a 30 mile radius of your home, you could create a new database called Local Friends.
To create a filter, simply click on the field name and then enter a condition. You can chain conditions together In exactly the same way as you chain together formulae In simple equations.
Mttlat fllUrt Il'WfMim, 0»4* 1C: i Right, with our database prepared it's time to set up o to select whi ' filter. First we have be filtered.
I which field H is we want to + plus Iwr convert string to lower case - minus not logical negation !
Logical negation sdate convert number to short date ~ absolute negation upr convert string to upper case abs absolute value • multiplication datenum convert date to number division for calculation dlv integer division frac fractional part of mod remainder from integer division Int integer part of $ ?
String concatenation isdate test whether string Is a round round to no. Of decimal places valid date less than Isnum test whether string is a greater than valid number ¦ less than or equal to Idate convert number to long date ¦ greater than or equal to ten length of string « not equal to Index nenu S - Select index V - view index I1 Wtt The index option enables you to control the order in which the cards ore displayed. You retain complete control over the index... left margin (how many characters in from the left of the screen the data will appear), the top margin (how far down from the
top of the screen the data will appear), the header margin (used when printing to determine the words which appear at the top of each sheet), the footer margin (how far up the screen the text starts), the page length (how many lines long in total a page is), the records per page (used when printing). The attributes set and the protection level. When you're happy with the physical attributes, hit the Esc key and you'll enter the modification screen.
The dashs you see at the top of the screen represent the space which the field takes up. In the bottom left of the screen above the word Field is the name of that field. To add your other field names (address, phone number etc) simply hit the F key. If you like you can draw lines around portions of the fields by using the Line command. When you're happy with it all. Hit the Esc key and you can save your layout.
What's more you can hove any number of indexes stored away on disk for later retrieval or you can create a brand new one.
F iltering information Right, well so far we've found out that databases are aw fully good at storing lots of information in the form of cards. We've found out that these cards can be accessed in any particular order we fancy and that actually entering all the data is an extremely tedious job. However there are other ways of reading the information in the database without looking for individual nuggets of information; we can place sections of the database within their own classifications.
This kind of searching for data is one of Priidala's strongest features. Let's say that you have access to the DVLC driving-licencc records and that you'd like to find out whose licences will expire at the end of the year. You'd set up a search which would exclude all cards with an expiry date of less than your date. This search group could then be saved off into their own database or simply printed out.
Continued overleaf That database jargon-busted DATABASE: collection of cards made up of information arranged in fields.
FIELD: one item of information on a card: name, address or whatever.
RECORD: this the equivalent of one card of information.
INDEX FILE: contains all the details of where each record can be found In the data file and the order in which It is displayed.
CONFIG FILE: contains details of the way you like your database set up. Information such as default directories and screen colours will be found in here.
PARAMETER FILE: contains details of the setting for an individual database.
LAYOUT: the physical look of a card in terms of what field goes where.
FILTER: condition under which data will be displayed: people with a London telephone number, for example.
INDEX: determines the order in which data is displayed.
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Fi H i In order to (rente your own database you must first setup the field names; that is the emblem that appears on the left band side of a database card (name, address etc).
Then you can start entering your own card data on the fly. Here we're entering some game information about Monkey Island. You'll see that I've given it five stars.
One can olso change the layout of the card from this entry screen. You da, however, bave to create those layouts before hand.
Layout Menu atalogue files Display edit records Select all Invert selection Filter records Print nenu filter create database Utilities nenu Quit Ik main menu enables you to perform simple housekeeping tasks on the database, or more strenuous filtering jobs.
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Prodata achieves this kind of search with a feature called filtering. It does this with something called an 'expression evaluator' which enables you to enter equations for searching data. These expressions are built up in much the same manner as equations and can include lots of different clauses, enabling you to get at very specific chunks of data.
Say for example you wanted to find out all the people in the database with the name Paradis. Your search criteria would be: 'Paradis' IN FI. All this is saying is: give me all those records with the word Paradis in the first field. When you set this on its way it would happily trundle through all the records checking the contents of the first field (normally the name field) and then making a note of any containing the word Paradis.
It's also possible to search your data in terms of numerical values. Let's say that your fourth field contains details of people's salaries. You could type in the filter: F5 11999 and Prodata would check then contents of the fifth field for all those cards with a value higher than 11999.
Just like equations, the filter expressions can be chained together to narrow down the choice. Let’s say we wanted to find out all those people called Paradis who earn £12.000 a year. You'd simply type in Fl='Paradis' and F5 11999. This method of narrowing down information is extremely useful because you can start off with a fairly wide search and slowly narrow all the cards down until you encounter the specific one you need.
FEBRUARY 1993 To actually create a filter with Prodata you should access the Alter create database option and then pick the Create filter option by pressing F. Each filter is made up of two lines: the actual expression and a description of that expression. To create a new filter hit the FI key. The box on the right of the screen is a list of all the fields in your database; simply pick the field you'd like to perform the search upon.
The line IE or 2E will now say something like F3.
If you want to make a very specific search then enter an equals sign. Now if you want to search for text enter some quotation marks and the text you're looking for.
If you're searching for a numeric value then simply enter that number. You'll now have a line which reads something like: 2E: f3=‘Amiga'. All you have to do now is enter your own description of that filter which will appear when using it.
Hard drive installation If you're one of those increasing numbers of people with a hard drive In or outside your Amiga, then you're going to have to rename the Coverdisk before you can run the Installation process. Here's the drill.
• Back up the Coverdisk (see Page 10).
• Click on the disk Icon.
• Pull down the menu option RENAME from under the ICONS window
and call the disk: Prodata-Program-Dlsc.
• Enter the CU shell which is usually lurking within your system
file.
• Type In 'CD DFO:' and then Return and then 'EXECUTE HdtNSTALL
dhO:'
• The configuration program will now run and you can set the
program up the way you want It.
• Make yourself a large mug ol coffee. You've eemt it You can
continue down the list entering as many filters as you want.
These will all be saved with the actual database file so you
don't have to keep reentering them every time that you want
to make a search. If you're unhappy with your filler then just
hit CTRL F3 and the line will be deleted. The list of oper
ators you can use within the expression evaluator arc listed on
Page 14.
You have the right to be kept in the dark These days everyone's getting increasingly suspicious of the amount of data stored on databases. At any one time in this country there are about 50 computers with information about you, your family, your financial standing, your car and even your dog. Scary right? All that data is stored on programs exactly like Prodata and just like Prodata there are ways of stopping people tampering with the program.
Prodata has a nifty function built into it called protection levels. This enables you to enter up to five different levels of password protection to data and so it's possible to keep information confidential even if other people have access to your Amiga.
The passwords you create can be assigned to different layouts of card. This feature means that it's possible to create several different kinds of layout for every database, each with different kinds of information included on them. For instance, one might simply show names and addresses, while another might also show a person's credit rating.
For each password which you assign you can set one of five levels of protection. These arc a numeric code and are: 0: View - enables you to view data only.
I: Append - enables you to add data, but not to edit existing data.
2: Update - enables you to edit as long as the layout is non-restrictcd.
3: Open - enables you to access all data 4: System - enables you to access all areas and operations.
Mine’s a print please Of course it's all very well having oodles of lovely information stored on your Amiga, but what if you want to make the information available to a wider circle. Then you'll need to make a hard copy with a printer. Fortunately. Prodata has an extremely flexible print-out system which enables you to produce well- designed card information quickly and easily.
Prodata uses printer drivers in exactly the same way as a word processor does. These are add-on programs which contain information specific to a particular type of printer. These arc needed because printers are set up in different ways according to their type; laser printers need different information to that of dot-matrix printers.
To print out a database all you then have to do is select the appropriate driver (it'll be called something akin to the name of your printer) and then press the P key to send this to your printer. You can also print to screen or file. The latter option is useful because it creates one amorphous lump of data which you can then load into other programs such as word processing for further editing.
Balance of payments Computer programs are normally very insular entities, and they rarely ever talk to other programs and when they do it's in a different language. Thankfully, though. Prodata is conversant in quite a few different languages and so it can chatter happily to all manner of different programs.
Exporting data is simply a case of choosing exactly what data you wish to transfer to the file and then the format you wish that file to take. You don’t have to send the entire contents of all your cards to the program. This is useful if you're creating a hard copy of an address book when there's no need to include either phone numbers or comments.
Importing data is best used with ASCII files. These are files which contain only textual information; all the control codes which normally litter a file have been stripped. One useful feature of the importing process is that you can selectively import data, meaning that each piece of information pulled off the file can be assessed for relevancy and importing and exporting of data is carried out from the Utilities menu. Take control of your things and get organised! ® CHEETAH the most innovative joystick company in the world CHEETAH Joysticks from the CharacteriStick range TM » © 1992 CAAOICO
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We've decided to do this mainly because the response from readers over the Collection programs has been dwindling somewhat. If you read the magazine regularly you will already have built up quite a collection of free programs and, frankly, we re beginning to run out of options for other programs.
Sadly with the cost of printing nowadays we can't afford to revert to our original £2.95 price tag, which we'd held from Issue One way back In August 1989 - if we'd kept up with inflation it would be closer to £3.50 now.
We can guarantee that Amiga Format will be as good value as ever, with a packed magazine and an exciting Coverdisk. And it’s worth pointing out that we will do the odd one-off issue with a complete program on when we think it's appropriate. More treats and goodies!
FUTURETECH CONSUMER ELECTRONICS LIMITED In the issue of Amiga Format for January 1993. In an article headed 'Firm's collapse leads to reader appeal. It was implied that Futuretech Consumer Electronics Limited of Newport Pagnell ("Futuretech") had ceased to trade.
Amiga Format is now satisfied that the above statement is wholly unfounded and desires to express its regret to Futuretech Consumer Electronics Limited and to apologise to them tor any embarassment and inconvenience caused.
Dpaint leads A1200 arrivals Amiga Format is Going Live!
£pi THE WORLD'S MOST popular Amiga magazine (yes. That's this one) has bowed to public pressure lo organise its own show and exhibition in the spring. The event will be called Amiga Format Live!
And will take place at London's Earls Court 2 in May.
The show build on the success of I991's hugely exciting World of Commodore, which was sponsored by- Amiga Formal, and the Amiga Shopper Show which was run by our techie sister . , The World of Commodore Show - our previous successful Amiq magazine. All manner of events arc planned, many of which w ill be unlike anything ever seen al a computer show before.
For further details you will have to wait until next month, but rest assured that we are planning carefully to make it the most exciting event of its kind ever - and it's only for Amiga owners! In the mean time, you can get your chance to make sure that whatever you want to see features at the show by turning now to Page 25 and filling in the form: you may even win a prize!
The core of Amiga Format Live! Will be stands run by many of the leading Amiga software and hardware companies. With all their kit there in action for you to sec and buy.
FEBRUARY 1993 There will also be an immense games arcade, in which you can experience (and even play) all the big Easter releases from the world's major games producers.
ELECTRONIC ARTS ADAPTED vesion of Deluxe Paint IV. Which is identified by the tag 'AGA' on the end of the name, w ill go on sale in mid-January and is expected to be the first example of A1200-specific software to go on sale.
The AGA version works in both 256-colour mode and in the new K-bit HAM mode, which means you can paint in 262.000 colours. A test model we've seen looked a little slow in the maximum-colour mode but the effects of gradations of colour are just stunning: a slight disappointment is that the palette remains the same, where a new way of selecting colours might have been more appropriate.
Gremlin's A 12(H) Zool may just pip it lo the post: the enhanced version is expected to go on sale any day now. It looks quite extraordinary, the programmers having used the extra bitpalnes to pul masses of huge, colourful objects into the background instead of the simple copper colour-shading.
Programs already on sale that support the new colour modes include ASDG's Art Department Professional image processing program and their Morph image-distorting program, reviewed last issue.
Perhaps more exciting is that next month will see the release of the first 256-colour DTP package - and it's one of the cheapest on the market.
It's Gold Disk's third version of Pagcscitcr. Which they arc putting out at the experimental cut-down price of only £49 via Silica (081 309 llll). Considering that you get not just a DT P lay out program but also a paint package and a word processor for your money, it seems like quite a deal.
There's only a month before it’s Comic Relief time again, and the better-off start digging Into their pockets to help the world's less-fortunates. This year, even gamesplayers are expected to take part.
NEWS Amiga world goes red-nose crazy!
In a totally-applaudable move, Ocean Software have combined their games-making skills with the Comic Relief cause, and are about to release a stonklng new game called Sleepwalker as part of the fund-raising exercise. The game will also feature In a special Comic Relief A1200 Red Nose pack which Commodore have put together.
Sleepwalker is a massive platform game where you play the part of a dog who is trying to protect his sleepwalking owner. You rush around trying to prevent your master from walking off the edges of buildings, getting run over by cars and heaps of other deadly accidents. Throughout the game you're treated to some glorious graphics, plus sound effects created by none other than Lenny Henry himself.
As well as donating a large portion of the profits from the sale of Sleepwalker to Comic Relief (around £5 per copy sold), Ocean have organised The first ever official Comic Relief game, in which yoa ploy a dog who most save his sleep-walking master.
A national challenge in which you can get involved. Each copy of Sleepwalker contains a sponsorship form which gamesplayers can use to become part of Red Nose Day.
All you need to do is get yourself sponsored and play the game - your sponsors pledge cash for your high scores, and hopefully heaps of extra dosh will be winging its way to the needy as a result of a few hours playing games.
A grand final In Central London has been organised lor Red Nose Day itself (March 121h), and challenges are being held in retail shops around the country prior to this. Now that's what we call fun-raising! Look out for copies of Sleepwalker on the shelves in late January - and then get some practice in before the big day.
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REVIEWS EDITOR (or similar). We need an Amiga journalist to not only w rite alxiut games, hut also to deal with all the software himses and liaise' with the people who will Ik- writing the reviews. A strong sense of what makes a gixxl game, good writing skills and the ability to keep every thing under control are vital.
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PRODICTION ASSISTANT, lour start into the exciting world of magazines. A willingness to do some dull jobs while gaining experience and a thorough knowledge of the English language (spelling, grammar, punctuation, that son of thing) are vital.
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The new machine is the SL-95. And it's capable of speeds up to 240 characters per second in super draft mode, or 64 cps in Letter Quality mode. It offers Epson compatibility and a standard parallel interface, making ideal for the Amiga. It's also the only printer in its class to offer a 43K buffer and nine totally separate fonts built-in. The new SL-95 hits the shops in January and it comes with a full 12 month warranty. For more information contact Seikosha on 0753 68587.3. Seikosha pop up with bargain colour 24-pin WANTED!
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Art for clip's sake Artworks, the DTP clip art specialists, have just released three new disks of art for the Amiga. Each disk has a specific theme and contains between 115 and 270 high quality black and white IFF bitmaps drawn especially for the Amiga by professional artists. The three topics are Prehistoric Life. Weddings and Family Occasions, and Signs and Symbols 2.
Each disk costs £6.99, or all three can be obtained for just £18.00 from Artworks (0469 588138) CDTV drives harder ZCL Calculus announce the release of their new CDTV External DataPac. A rather neat black 65 Mb hard drive suitable for upgrading any Amiga CDTV. The package comes complete with plug-in SCSI controller card.
Workbench 1,3 and installation disks and manuals. And all necessary cables and connectors.
The kit costs £349.99. Alternatively, you could supply your own hard drive unit and buy just the CDTV SCSI adapter separately for the reduced price of £99.99. Contact ZCL Calculus on 0543 251275 for more details.
Pow er-hungry A1200 owners will be glad to know that the first bona fide A1200 expansion is here already. The Microbotics MBX1200 is a 32-bit memory upgrade which fits in the trapdoor slot on the underside of the new Amiga. Die MBXI200 comes in several configurations: with I. 2. 4. And 8 Mbyte SIMMs installed, and a 68881 floating-point maths co-processor.
The MBXI200 board also features a socket suitable for a 25 Mhz or 50 Mhz oscillator which enables the newer 68882 floating-point unit to be installed instead of the 14MHz 68881 variety. Each MBX1200 board is supplied with a disk containing a few maths-coprocessor benchmark tests and graphing programs.
The performance of the 68881-based MBX1200 makes impressive reading: on average, it's 7 times faster than a normal A1200 and 22 times faster than an A500.
With the 50Mhz 68882 version, this average performance figure rises to 19 times faster than an A1200. And 55 times faster than an A500.
'Amiga still the tops' according to people who sell them Despite the high media profiles of the Sega and Nintendo games consoles, it sccmsx that the Amiga is still in there and fighting when it comes to sales.
A major survey of computer retailers conducted by trade magazine Computer Trade Weekly (CTW) reveals some interesting facts and figures, including the fact that the Amiga is the format on which the far-and-away best-selling computer game of the year Gremlin s Zoo - w as exclusively released.
CTW asked a variety of questions on matters of both opinion and fact, and many of the answers are revealing.
While Kelly Sumner and Commodore were top choice for Hero of the year' with 18% of the vote (CTW and Sonic were in second and third). Commodore also came as runners-up in the Villain of the year' category with a 12% vote, bealen convincingly by the seemingly-unpopular Nintendo distributor Bandai w ith thumbs-dow n from 46% of comouter retailers!
'Hype of the year' awards went to Sonic 2 and Slreetfifihler 2 (perhaps not surprisingly) in that order, w hile the launch of the A1200 was in third place in the Or from First Choice Computers (0532 637 988) for: £133.00 (unpopulated 14Mhz 68881), £195.99 (lMb 14Mhz), £252.99 (2Mb 14Mhz), £337.99, (4Mb 14Mhz), £P0A (8Mb 14Mhz), £199.00 (unpopuloled 25Mhz 68882).
Unleashed: first A1200-booster Cheetah's mythical stick 23 FEBRUARY 1993 'Event of the year' awards, narrowly behind two industry-only events and one place ahead of the Future Entertainmant Show, the only truly public event to get a place on the list.
The Best TV ad' awards went to two Sega ads and the Nintendo ad. With Commodore's Amiga Christmas ad following up in fourth - still some way ahead of all the rest and, considering that the Amiga ad has to get over the serious side of the machine, not a bad showing at all.
In one category, dealers were asked to vote on what they thought was the best-quality game of the year. While the Sega's Sonic 2 came first, the other four titles in the Top Five were all Amiga games - Zool in second. Sensible Soccer in third, and Monkey Island 2 tying for third place with Formula One Grand Pri.x. A similar line-up was in the computer game of the year by sales category (where console games were excluded). Zool was top seller, with Sensible Soccer, Monkey Island, lemmings and FI Grand Prix following up. All in all, rather a good line-up and one which shows that the Amiga is
still going from strength to strength.
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Eye of the Beholder 2 US Gold FG91% A race for more Humans If you've already completed Mirage's recent puzzle'n'platformer Humans, don't despair.
Mirage are due to release a new data disk called Humans - the Jurassic Levels this month. The disk is available separately for £19.99, or bundled with the original Humans game for £29.99. Virgin kicking off next Shock news this month is that the long- awaited Kick Off 3 by Oino Dini is not going to be published by Anco. The software house responsible for the previous incarnations of this massively-acclaimed football hit. Dini has recently signed to Virgin, and will instead be creating his new lootball masterpiece for them. Due to copyright reasons the new game cannot be called Kick Off 3.
And is likely to be known as Goal, but it will essentially be Kick Off 3 In all but name. Goal is due to be released In the spring of this year, and we ll bring you a full review as soon as it's ready. In the meantime, Neil Jackson (who's managed to grab a sneak preview on the sly) can assure anxious tans that the game is already looking better than Sensible Soccer and is immensely playable, even In its half-finished condition.
Giger bites in Dark Seed FEBRUARY 1993 Dork Seed - the graphics ore by the fomous Alien ortist HR Giger, digitised and looking great.
This unlucky owner as he attempts to find out why all these strange and sickening Giger aliens keep appearing in his living room.
We've been waiting for it for months and suddenly it appears just a few days too late to make it into this month's review section.
DarkSeed from CyberDreams is the game in question, and it's one hell of a peculiar affair.
Featuring plenty of digitised artwork by the famous Aliens artist, H. R. Giger. DarkSeed is no ordinary adventure game. For a start, the Amiga version runs in interlace mode, which makes tor highly-detailed (if a little flickery) graphics.
The game's plot is also a bit out of the ordinary. It follows a familiar horror-story plot, where the new owner of an old house finds out that everything's a little on the wierd side. DarkSeed follows the progress ot Graphically stunning, and certainly the oddest game we’ve seen this year. DarkSeed uses a digitised main character in a game style similar to that ot Monkey Island, only more malevolent. It's probably the sort of game you'd only want to play through to the end once, and then forget, but it's still something worth adding to your collection, just for the amazing graphics. We ll
bring you a full review in next month's Amiga Format, as soon as we've worked out what it's actually all about.
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Dad: Ermm??!
Please insert Norkbench2.0 in any drive ...what exactly a RAM disk or lor that matter any kind of diak (floppy or hard) call us over zealous but... The Amiga Format Illustrated Encyclopedia You won't be for very much longer... FORMlW Nobody knows everything, but you could get dose, if you read... The Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Amiga (and it's all for under four notes!)
Of the Amiga is priced at £3.95 FIRST COMPUTER CENTRE (leeds) Tel:0532 319444 AMIGA 1200 £379.99!!! J:11Jhid M MONITORS This has got to be the best Amiga under £400.00 ever produced. True 12 bit technology based on the 68020 All our monitors are UK spec. All monitors come complete with a free Amiga lead chip running at 14.2 Mhi and also the new AA custom chipset The I 200 represents the future of the Amiga.
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AMIGA 500 Plus only £294.99 Cartoon Classics Pack WARNING: Before you purchase a monitor make sure it has a full UK specification. You might be buying what you think is a similar monitor at a lower price but it is likely to be a "GREY" import. These monitors do not comply with British safety standards and are not covered by an official warranty ton*, -nil Ummngv Capum Cuntt T * Simpioni t D iiM 1 AMIGA S00 Cartoon Classics Deluxe Only £379 .99 with built m ROM sharer 2.04 1.) A VWGA600Basepack £279.99 AMIGA 600 20HD The Epic pack With 20 Mb Hard drive. Epk. Rome. Myth. 6 Trivial Pursuit.
Dictionary. Language Lab A Deluxe Paint 1 only £475.99 (Inc On Site Maintenance) The A600 Wild. Weird & Wicked ick Micro Prose Grand Prix. Deluxe Paint J. Putty 4 Pushover only £327.99 A600 Deluxe ......only £339.99 A600HD Deluxe .only £509.99 me ROM sharer with I.J & 2.05 ROM's making incompatibility a thing of the past. The A600 HD Drluif comes with a Built in 20 Mb hard drive just add 37.99 for a 2 Mb 600 Deluxe!!
'specIaiN THE AMAZING ZOOL PACK!!
Complete with the best selling:
• ZOOL (97% Amiga Computing, Nov 92)
• STRIKER (94% CU Amiga. June 92),
• PINBALL DREAMS (94% AUI, Sept 92)
• TRANSWRITE word processor with 90k UK spell checker!!
Only £ I 9.99 with any AMIGA!.'
Or £29.99 without an AMIGA A600& 1200s with built in Hard Drive Hard Drive upgrade kits for 600 & I 200 available. Please phone for prices A600 A1200 20Mb . ...£429.99 .. ...£539 99 40Mb . ...£499 99 .. ...£604.99 60Mb . £529 99 ...£644.99 BOMb . .£559 99 .. ...£694 99 1 ?0Mh f POA F7R4 99 Compl tr with 12 month back to base warranty AMIGA 3000 RANGE 25 Mhi with 52 Mb HD, 2Mb RAM...L1299 99 25Mhi with 105 Mb HD_________£1549 99 All 1000'% com* with Amiga Vision Hard drive t Workbench J. I 2 month
on sit* warranty ni I A a . J PA a. mown worn supra nas iuii muu nauo capability BJI Oex Autosheetfeeder...£52.99 iKM«v32bKV3],v.22bk,V22lvii.htm- Umulaft Dsrl sed DrmkAer V 4! V42bn- Cuss I A 2 Cofnmndl, 9600 14400 Hewlett Packard Printers Group J Fax Includes free comms Will..,, Mdmo ______ nm no dem cable AMIGA 4000 Hewlett Packard Printers HP500 mono now £319.99 HP 500 Colour..now £419.99 HP 550 Colour..now £554.99 4 times faster than the HP500C!!
HP500 mono cartridges....£ I 4.99 Double life 500 cartridges....£24.99 All HP printers come with a 3 year warranty With the power of the 32 bit processor running at 25 Mhz (upgradeable), the new double AA graphics chip set £ 16 ImiHion colours High density 1.44 Mb floppy. 120 Mb IDE only £259.99It!
Only £2099.99 Heavy duty Prima power supply, recommended for use with the V32 bis fax modem only £10.00 extra when bought with modem AMIGA 1500+ only £415.99 With 2 04 Kkkstart chip and Workbench 2.04 ??
AMIGA 1500+SW Pack only £44S.99 DfiM 3 Pin Works Home Accowtik I (JmevAmg* formal Tip* ( ooh4)DyttKlL Supra Fax Plus (up to 9600 BPS) AMIGA I 500 Dcfuxe. Only £479.99 With the Prima ROM sharer, 134 2 04 Kick start chip ?
With the abihty to send faxes' Even faster than the standard 2400 from Supra with auto tfcaJ A auto receive 9600 bps Hayes comp V22. V42 Bis MNP 2 S & auto adjust to nuixraw transmission speeds Includes free modem cable A comms Vwf AN Amiga's come with Workbench, mouse £ I 2 month warranty The standard A600 % AI 200. A3000 0 A4000 come with I 2 months on sit* warranty AN 600 i also come with a boNc in integral hard disk option.
With the FIRST EXTRAS Pack you can make sure you have every thing you need when buying an Amiga. All the essentials required for the first time buyer & at a bargain price!!
Comprises:
• Top quality microswitched Powerplay Cruiser joystick
• Mouse Mat __
• Dust Cover
• 10 high quality Blank Disks
• Plus 3 games!!
Now only £139.99 CDTV MULTI MEDIA PACK AND A570 CD ROM GP FAX SOFTWARE only £29.99 if bought with modem Complete with CDTV, Keyboard, Mouse, disc drive Fred Fish*Workbench l.3..0nly £469.99 CD Rom Amiga AS70..only £329.99 Supra 2400 Get on Ime using this great value fast nsodem with auto dial A receive 2400 baud Hayes comp. V22 BIS. Inc modem cable t comms %fw??
Only £79.99 All Supra Modems come with a S year warranty?.'
Turns your Amiga 500 into a CDTV CDTV .only 149 »V only £29.99 iPOA All our printers come with ink likely to be a "GREY" imp« cartridges or toner. All printers come comply with Bndsh safety su complete with printer drivers (where by an official warranty available), paper & all cables'! DLJII IDCrMOOTI Star LC20 £132.99 PHILIPS CM8833 mk2 stereo colour monitor Colour stereo monitor. 600* 285 line resolution, green screen facility, one years on site maintenance 180 cps draft. 45 cps NLQ. Quiet mode and multi fonts, push button operation. Colour stereo monitor 600 Star LC200
colour..£l95.99 “ 9 pi. Colour. 8 fonts, 225 cps draft. 4S cps NLQ. A4 "OW W.th LotUS now with Lotus Turbo Esprit!!
Only £224.99 uxspec PHILIPS TV Tuner for the 8833..E64 99 landscape printing. Only £224 Star LC24-20 .£199.99 philips tv Tuner f 24 pin quality, 210 cps draft, 60 cps LQ, I6K buffer cxpandible to 48K, 10 fonts and LCD front display.
Star LC24-200 mono...£219.99 ComiTK)dc Commodore 1084ST 24 pin, 222 cps draft. 67 cps LQ. 10 fonts, A4 landscape.7k buffer expandable to 39K St0T6O CotO Stereo Colour monitor features but merit & swnd stand thrs new mart or I Star LC24-200 colour.£269.99 Colour version with 10K buffer expandable to 62K Commodore *% o« Star XB24-200 colour....£379.99 on|y £ | only £199.99 PHILIPS BRILLIANCE SVGA Colour monitor Professional quality with On-site maintenance, very quiet.
Star SJ48 Bubble jet £209.99 PHILIPS BR Laser quality, ultra quiet, Epson compatible 4 portable Star SJ48 Autosheet feeder £49.99 StarLaserjet4MK3 £739.99 with oversc with overscon facility The Brilliance monitor ha a h.gh qccal.r, Super VGA revolution Include, ovencan focBKy. 21 dot pochjand trit swivef stand I 2 months on site maintenance 1500 VERSION £389.99 with Flicker Free Video card A500 VERSION £489.99 4 page laser. I years on site maintenance I he BriUiante monito. Ha.
Panasonic Printers mat*muude. Oversea.
Panasonic KX-P2180.....£ 189.99 ultra quiet 9 pin colour, 192 cps draft. 38 cps NLQ I S00 VERSION Panasonic KX-P 2123..£229.99 with Ricker Fr ultra quiet 24 pin colour. 192 cps draft. 64 cps LQ. 32 cps SLQ Panasonic KX-P 4410 Laser..£609.99 A500 version 5 page per minute, 2 years on site warranty.'? Q . . ¦ n f -r PHILIPSTV MONITOR Citizen Printers rHILIr5TVl superior to a standard TV set with full remote control and FAST TEXT Citizen printers have a 2 year guarantee haymow” Citizen Swift 9 Colour......£179.99 only £] only £269.99 COMMODORE I960 multisync only £436.99 Excellent value 9
pin colour. Highly recommended NEW!! Swift 240 Colour....£269.99 COMMODORE 24 pin, 240cps draft, 10 fonts, quiet mode, 240cps.
NEW!!Swift200Colour.£217.99 Only £4 Same out put as the 240 but with less facilities Automatic Sheet feeder....£79.99 SPECIAL OFFERS ON SPECIAL OFFERS ON ACCESSORIES WHEN BOUGHT WITH A MONI TOR."
TILT t, SWIVEL STANDS ..£11.99 14' MONITOR COVERS .£5.99 r Dll A S'linnn BOUGHT WITH Canon BJIOex £219.99 tut .% swivfi siani Laser quality output. Larger buffer than the 14 MONITOR COVERS StarSJ48CanonTStarbubblejetcartridges £17.99 |f%f A k SUPRA MODEMS The Supra-Fax Modem NEW!!CanonBJ200......£347.99 dUPKA F 3 page a min speed. 340 dpi. Smal footprint 880 page shtetfteder Canon BJ300 ....£379.99 The SliDra- Desktop bubble jet with laser quality __ . ¦ a
V. 32 bis (14400 baud?? ) Allows you to send and receive fax
nsessages This new modem from Supra has full I 4400 baud
capability Canon BJ330 ...£519.99 V.32bis(l4 Wide
carriage version I ifUn ¦Jilt All°~» • wnd and™*.
POWER SCANNEI R0MB0) PRIMA) These high quality Prima modules will take your A500 Plus or the new A600 (inc built in clock) up to 2 Mb of chip RAM without invalidating your warranty f 3 YEAR L WARRANTY.” v ls A500P A600 Unpopulated only i 16.99...£23.99 Populated to SI2K only £26.99..£32.99 Populated to I Mb...only £33.99.£39.99 2 Mb AiOO OR AI200 RAM card..£l34.99 4 Mb AiOO OR A1200 RAM card..£204.99 Because some older software will not run on Kickstart 2 First Computers launched the PRIMA (as supplied to Phoenix) ROM sharer. This high quality ROM sharer features a flexible
ribbon connection so that it can be positioned anywhere within your A500 Plus or A600. Full 2 year replacement warranty now only £19.99 or £27.99 for keyboard switchable version Simply the best! Fits onto the side expansion port Auto configures with no software patching.
When 256*4 ZIPS are used, the Supra RAM can only be populated up to 2 Mb without replacing with I Mb by 4 ZIPS 8Mb pop to I Mb £89.99 8Mb pop to 2 Mb (2MMup )....£114.99 8Mb pop to 2 Mb (inem **..£ 139.99 8Mb pop to 4 Mb....£ 194.99 8Mb pop to 8 Mb £299.99 8Mb pop to 2 Mb for 2000 1500 range £149.99 512K RAM.only £22.99 Top quality Reflex RAM expansions for the A500 complete with battery backed clock and on off switch.
I meg external drive. The best name in disc ®+(l b) .now only £3.29 AMIGA A500 HARD DRIVES GVP Series II HD8+42Mb .....only £289.99 GVP Series II HD8+ 80Mb .only £379.99 GVPScriesII HD8+ 120Mb ...only £4 19.99 GVP Series II HD8+ 240Mb .only £669.99 A500 GVP Combo's A530 Combo 40MHz 80Mb HD.only £679.99 AS30 Combo 40MHz 120Mb HD..only £759.99 AS30Combo40MHz,240MbHD. Only £989.99 48882 Co-Pro essor Kit for AS30..only £209.99 GVP memory RAM «mb RAM card AMIGA 15087000 will. Jm6....0nly £ 149.99 32 bit 40ns I Mb SIMM for Accelerator..Only
£64.99 32 bit 40ns 4Mb SIMM for Accclerator..Only £ I 79.99 1500 2000 Hard Drives Impact Series II HC8+ Control card..only £ I 24.99 Impact Series IIHC8* with 42Mb HD..Only £269.99 Impact Series IIHC8* with 80Mb HD..only £349.99 Impact Series IIHC8- with 120Mb HD..only £409.99 Impact Series IIHC8* with 240Mb HD. Only £639.99 Impact Series IIHC8+ with420Mb HD.only £ 1039.99 1500 2000 G-FORCE ACCELERATORS G-Force 030.25MHz with I Mb 32 bit RAM.only £549.99 G-Force 03040MHz with 4Mb 32 bit RAM.only £789.99 G-Forte 03850MHz with 4Mb 32 bit RAM only £ 1109.99 G-Force 040-28MHz with 2Mb 32 bit RAM
for A3000 only £1499.99 Syquest 88Mb + Cartridge & HC8+ only £559.99 All GVP products come with a full 2 year warranty ROCTEC A500 CONTROLLER CARD Very similar in style to the GVP HD8* but without a hard drive so you can fit your own.
Please specify IDE or SCSSI. Expands to 8Mb of ram using simms only £164.99 ROCTEC 40Mb £269.99 ROCTEC 60Mb £304.99 ROCTEC 80Mb....£339.99 ROCTEC 120Mb...£374.99 With the latest version 2 sofware lor bnght A sharp grey scale performance. Flexible scanned image display manipulation options. PlusClean up. Embolden, resile & flip No filters or RGB splitter required Colour images can be captured in less than a second, mono images are grabbed m real time. Compatible with any video source.
Inc multitasking software, cut & paste with masking, multiframe store with animated playback, composite or s-video input. 4096 HAM support.
Only £94.99 -a...... Colour version only £229.99 EPSON GS6000 COLOUR FLATBED Sound& Vision £99.99 Vidi 12 with built in Megamix Master TAKE 2 £39.99 only £799.99 . » .- w,.*•«*. MICE &TRACKERBALLS Features include load and save from D. Paint animations and IFF files. Supports HAM graphics NAKSHA MOUSE only £24.99 Megamix Master £29.99 with Operation Stealth mouse mat hofde year warranty 290 DPI _ . , w b t. High spec sampler Special effects include echo that Golden Image Mega Mouse can be added m real time. Fully multitasking A easy to use only £12.99 (NEWS GENIUS Happy mouse me mouse
J mat Same quality as the Naksha mouse only £19.99 GOLDEN IMAGE Brush mouse with Deluxe paint 3 Re°| New concept in mice Held in a similar way to a pen only £24.99 Golden Image optical mouse £29.99 Wit Zydec Trackerball £29.99 Wit Golden Image Crystal Trackball...£34.99 Wit DISK DRIVES Roclite 3.5" super slim Roclite. Best review for disk drives I mb by 8 9 SIMMS (3 chip)..£28.99 per Mb in Amiga Format. Now with built in virus 4 Mb by 9 Simms ..£114.99 per 4 Mb checker and anti click device!! I Mb hv 4 DRAMS ..£42 99 ner I Mh only £66.99 Cumana 3.5" drives now at a
great price, only £57.99 OPALVISION 24 bit graphics card A video system for the I 500 2000 3000 4000 Includes software bundle 'j Nonly £635.99 (GENLOCKS GVP Genlock only £349.99 features professional SVHS output Rocgen Plus only £ 134.99 Includes dual control for overlay and keyhole effects, extra RGB pass thru ROCGEN ROCKEY For creating special effects productionwith genlocks only £269.99 EMULATORS KCS Power board £ I 47.99 Regarded as one of the best emulators on the market.
I 500 2000 adaptor..£59.99 MS-DOS 4 or 5..£POA KCS Power board for A600 L167.99 Vortex Golden Gate 386..£389.99 This »s a PC 386-2SSX BndgeDoard running at 25 MH Vortex Golden Gate 486..£699.99 This is a PC 486-2SSX BuUgvhoau) running *i !S Mhz Vortex ATOnce+ 286 ..£214.99 286 emulator now with 16Mh clock speed.
ACCELERATORS VXL30 25Mhz £229.99 VXL30 40 Mhz £349.99 68881 Co pro for above £79.99 I 68882 Co pro for above...£1 19.99 32 bit 2 Mb ram for above...£ I 89.99 27 hit R Mh RAM fur shewn £299 QQ The new MBXI200 CO-PROCESSOR & RAM BOARD for the AMIGA 1200 Realise the full potential of your AI200 buy adding this trapdoor expansion With 68881 I4MHZ...£I 19.99 With 68882 25MHZ...£POA With 68882 50MHZ...£POA Fast 32 bit RAM for above £POA I Mb by 4 DRAMS ..£42.99 per I Mb I Mb by 4 ZIPS ..only £39.99 per Mb 256 by 4 DRAM (DILs) ideal for AS90
and others 4+ (512K) ......now only £3.49 16+ (2Mb) ......now only £3.09 Kickstart 1.3 .£27.99 Kickstart 2.04 ...£35.99 Fatter Agnes 8372A ......£32.99 Super Denise .....£23.99 6571 -0326 Keyboard controller ......£9.99 CIA 8S20A I O controller ......£8.99 Tecno Plus Pro Midi Interface with Sequencer I Plus and 2 midi cables ......only £41.99 Mouse joystick port
switcher ...only £ 13.99 Computer Video Sc art Switch .only £ 19.99 2 way Parallel port sharer box inc cable....only £17.99 AMIGA Sound Enhancer Pkn by Omega Projects Hear the Amiga's sound like you've never heard it before! ......only £36.99 PRINTERFACE (ADDITIONAL PRINTER PORT FOR THE 1500 2000 3000) ....£35.99 QUALITY MOUSE MATS ......£3.99 20 CAPACITY DISK BOX .....£2.99 40 CAP LOCKABLE DISK BOX ...£4.99 100 CAP LOCKABLE DISK BOX .£6.99
• 90 CAP STACKABLE BANX BOX £8.99
• ISO CAP STACKABLE POSSO BOX £16.99
• add 0.00 dekvevy 4 purchaung fust one Pouo or Sani box. Free
delivery ¦hen purchased with other product or when buying 2 or
more.
AMIGA A500 DUST COVER .£3.99 AMIGA 600 COVER £2.99 14" MONITOR DUSTCOVER ......£6.99 12" MONITOR DUSTCOVER ......£5.99 AMIGA TO SCART CABLES .£9.99 STD 1.8 METRE AMIGA PRINTER LEAD....Z4.99 MODEM AND NULL MODEM CABLES £9.99 2 WAY Parallel port sharer-------------------------£17.99 All 3.5" disks are GUARANTEED FOR A LIFETIME & are CERTIFIED 100% ERROR FREE. Our DS DD disks are high quality magnetic media A are extensively used by duplicating houses ¦VPPVIMbvimM
10. ......£4.99 ....£6.99
30. .....£14.29 ....£17.99
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200. ...£72.99 ...£99.99
500. .....£169.99 .£POA I
000..£339.99 ....£POA Branded disks come complete with
labels Disk Labels....500...now only £6.99 Disk Labels..
1000....now only £9.99 BUSINESS Home Accounts
2________________ -_____j£37.99
INTERSPREAD only £24 99 Mm, Office
...... £42.99 NEW!! PERSONAL FINANCE MANAGER Plus
only £29.99 PLATINUM WORKS ..only £39 99.’.' Excellent
integrated buunesVuffkc pack. Wrth powerful 123 f omp cp,
exthheet. Word protector A database.
EDUCATIONAL NEW!!6Packcoiiipendiuni only £29.99 me Kids Type, Weather Watcher. Calender Quia. Words A Numbers. Game Set A Match ? What is it? Where is it?
NEW!.' Cmds Play talking word processor ...£24.99 NEW Gallery M utti-Media Dbase £44.99 MISCELLANEOUS Distant Suns new version!! .£39.99 New Low Pnce .'GB Route Plus .....£45.99 GP FAX Software ..£39 99 A Talk comrm Software ......£9.99 MUSIC SOUND Audio Master version 4.... £43.99 Audio Engineer Plus V2 ... £159.99 NEW." Clarity 14 sampler__________________£105.99 Deluxe Music Cost ruction Set _____________£49.99 NEW!! DIGITAL SOUND STUDIO BY GVP ONLY £4S 99 Music X JUNIOR only £ I 2.99 NEW'! SUPER JAM
.£79.99 PROGRAMMING Amos Creator ..... .£34.99 Amos Compiler .... ?! .99 Amos 3D .. £25.99 Amos Professional - ...£47.99 DEVPAC3 .... £50.99 Easy AMOS. . £24.99 GFA BASIC 1 5 Interpretor only £19.99 GFA BasK Compiler .._._£POA SAS C Language Version 6 £205.99 UTILITIES AMIGA RELEASE 2 UPGRADE KIT Complete with Kickstart 2.04 CHIP. Workbench
2. 04. Install. Fonts ft Extras disks full manual set now only
£57 99 NEW." Cross Dos VS .L2S.9?
Opus Directory .. £26.99 QUARTERBACK VS ...nowonly £32.99 latest ...von ol this Fan 4 f imoui hard I.» backup utility Quarterback Took jsow only £3799 Xcopy Pro inc. hardware ..... £33.99 VIDEO AND GRAPHICS DIGI-VIEW GOLD MEDIA SYSTEM Complete graphics presentation package. Complete with Oigi View Gold. Digi-Paint 3 ft Elan Performer now only £ I 19.99 17 Compugraphtc fonts Vol I or 2 by GT only £9.99 NEW!? Adorage (creates special video effects).£61.99 An tig* Vision--------------------------now only £19.99 Art Department Pro 2.1 -----------only £
I 29 99 Deluxe Paint 2 -------------------------now only £4.99 NEW!'. Deluxe Paint 4 AA .£POA EXPERTDRAW _only£49.99 EXPERT 4D|R.______________________ only £37 99 Flexldump printer utility- ....- .£31.99 NEW LOW PRICE!'. Imagine V2. £ I 19.99 Make Path for Vista . £28.99 NEW'.'Morph Plus. .. .£149 99 Pro Draw J EPOA ScatA500_______________________________________________£75 99 Take 2 ..£39 99 TURBO PRINT _____________________£39 99 NEW." VIDEO
DIRECTOR £ 124.99 NEW." VIDEO MASTER £49.99 Vista.. ------------------------------------------£19 99 Vista Pro 2 (2 Mb required) ...£62.99 WORD PROCESSING DTP FINAL COPY UK version 2.'.’. ...only £6S 99 From the wr«en of flrnPa) Features .rxlude bu* m ouChn* Iona
• or top quai.tr output M graph*! Import capability (IFF and HAM)
UK thesaurus spelling checker I detector, insert date. Time.
6 page number, scale grapmcs to any site. Crop graphics, multiple columns ayout. Magnified 6 reduced page vie* 8 much more.
New! KINDWORDS V3 only £36 99 Very similar to Wordworth ft nothing to do with the terrible Kmdwords 2 PENPAL I 4 . only £39.99 Best selling feature packed word publisher with database PAGESTREAM 2.2 only £ 126.99 Powerful DTP package chat we recommend and use.
NEW!! PAGESETTER 3__________ £POA Hot Links. £48.99 Pagesctter 1 DTP. .£POA Pro Pag., professional V) DTP now £99.99 Protext 4 IW P ..now only £59.99 Protext S 5 W P ..now only £74.99 NEW." THE PUBLISHER DTP E36.99 WORDWORTH 2 word publisher....£72.99 How it Works: the Amiga SO DO YOU understand your Amiga?
Perhaps you should. It's easy to be confused by all the numbers and abbreviations that fly around when we’re talking about the specification of an Amiga, but if you understand how your Amiga works, it all becomes clear.
Take the A1200 as an example. It features full 32-bit architecture, 2Mb of RAM. 68020 CPU running at a clock speed of 14MHz.
880K DS DD internal disk drive, and a 96-kcy QWERTY keyboard.
It's a multi-tasking computer and includes the Commodore AA (or AG A) custom chip set for a palette of
16. 777.216 colours, of which anything from 2 to 256 or even
262,000 can be displayed on the screen at once. It comes with
Kickstart and Workbench version 3 and it has four- channel
stereo sound.
Make sense of any or all of that lot? Well, even if you did. It's still worth reading on. Because we're going to explain how a computer works, and then we'll move on to show why the Amiga is different from - and superior to - most other computers.
We're going to dive right down to the deepest levels of complexity, strip it down to nuts and bolts, here, so hang on to your hat!
Do you have any idea of what's going on inside every time you switch on your Amiga? Perhaps you should, because the more you understand it, the better equipped you are to decide how to expand and how to use your machine. Damien Noonan takes the Amiga apart and reveals the secrets of its inner workings... FEBRUARY 1993 Our starting point is. Pretty obviously in this technically-aware day and age, the famous silicon chip. One particular chip in a computer is far more important than all the rest and. If the truth be told, actually is the computer. This chip is called the CPU. Which means Central
Processing Unit.
CPUs arc created by microchip companies and then bought by computer manufacturers. Who design their computers around the CPU chips. The CPU in an Amiga is made by a firm called Motorola, and in actual fact the very same chip is used by both the Atari ST and Apple Macintosh computers.
The Motorola 68(XX) (say 'sixty- eight thousand') CPU chip used in the A500 and A6(X) models of Amiga is the little brother in a 'family' of chips. Its big brothers are faster - they can process the same amount of data in less time, or a larger amount of data in the same time.
The family includes the 68020 (say ‘six- cight-oh-two-oh') which is the CPU in the Amiga 1200 and the 68030 and 68040 in the A3000 and A4000 respectively.
Motorola are currently working on the latest chip in the 68000 scries, the 68060.
The higher-up chips, like the 68020 in the A1200. Are faster than the plain old 68000 for two reasons. One: they arc 32-bit CPUs rather than 16-bit CPUs. Two: they have a faster 'clock speed’ which means that everything they do. They do faster.
Exactly how both these things affect the speed of the CPU will be explained very soon.
First, let’s look at what a silicon chip is and how it works.
The first thing to grasp about computers is they are not actually very clever at all. They do the very simplest of calculations using the very simplest electrical components. What makes them a marvel of modem technology is » Computers are not actually very clever at all. What makes them a marvel ot modem technology is that a chip includes hundreds and thousands of extremely small electrical components * How a silicon chip is made silicon dioxide layer n-type silicon Gas mu V p-type region J hi rH- .
Y 33 FEBRUARY 1993 Aluminium vapour Base entact 7-7*" Emitter contact Collector contact Computers, as I'm sure you know, work in the mathematical 'base 2' or binary, in which all numbers are represented by a one (I) or a zero
(0) . If current is flowing in a transistor - if the switch is
'on' - that is the equivalent of a I. If the current is not
flowing - if the switch is off
- that is the equivalent of a 0. In this way, binary numbers (I
and 0) are represented by a physical state (electricity flowing
or not flowing). That's why a computer is a machine.
Clear so far? Right, let's see how simple electrical circuits can make calculations... All the calculations a computer does are based around a concept called 'logic gates'.
We'll see in a moment how different combinations of logic gates can be used to do complex calculations, but first here's how a logic gate Continued overleaf Silicon is sand, the second most common chemical element on Earth, after oxygen. The reason it's used tor chips Is that it's what's known as a 'semi-conductor'. When It's pure, it won't conduct electricity, but when it’s mixed with other substances, It can.
What’s more, depending what kind of chemical you put In it, silicon becomes either positively charged or negatively charged. The addition of phosphorous creates ' n-type' negatively-charged silicon while boron creates p-type' positively-charged stuff.
And, as you may know from studying electronics, it's the difference between positive and negative charges that makes the electrical world go round.
So, how to make a chip. First take 99.9 percent pure silicon, then heat it to 1,410 degrees centigrade to melt it and 'grow' a crystal of silicon.
That a chip includes hundreds and thousands of extremely small electrical components. The combined effect of all these thousands of circuits is to make computers appear complex and clever when in actual fact they are just throwing sheer w eight of numbers at the problem.
The electrical components on a chip are mostly resistors, diodes and transistors, the transistors being far and away the most important. The many thousands of transistors on a chip are very much chemical and physical creations. In much the same way that an electrical Cool It and and slice it into wafers. That's the base for your chip and it's about half a millimetre thick.
Next cover it with a layer of silicon oxide, by heating it and passing oxygen gas over. Silicon oxide is, as it happens, a lousy conductor. The chip- making process relies on building up layers of bits that can and can't conduct.
Next step is to etch holes in the layer of silicon oxide, which is done using a photo-etching process.
Certain areas of the silicon are made bare again, and these are then treated with the necessary chemicals to make them p-type or n-type. The process is repeated, building up layers of insulating silicon oxide, positively charged silicon and negatively charged silicon to create transistors.
The diagram to the right shows how this is done to make a transistor on a chip. It looks complicated, but don't worry about the detail: it's just meant to show how layers of positive, negative and insulator go to make up a tiny electrical circuit, one ot many thousands of transistors on each silicon chip.
Battery is a chemical and physical creation. The only real difference being that transistors on a chip arc incredibly tiny.
The full process of how a chip and the transistors on it are created is explained in a separate panel on this page, so we'll move swiftly along to how they work in a computer.
A transistor is. In effect, simply a switch.
It's either on or off: when it's on. An electrical current is flowing from one side to the other.
It's switched on and off by applying a voltage to a 'control wire'.
And this is where binary comes in.
Works. We'll demonslrate il by using iwo cxlremely simple electrical circuits that involve a battery and a bulb. Remember that transistors are just switches, so in our simple circuits we'll use switches instead.
The first kind is known as an AND gate. It looks like this.
How logic gates make maths The FULL ADDER is a combination of two or ntara half adders and an OR gate and can happily handle a sum that involves carrying a leftover digit.
0 1010101 1011 F A F A F A F A F A F A F A H A 34 Input 2 0 0 I I Output 0 0 0 I ?0000000 And this Is how you combine the two to aeate a complete logic drcuit for adding an eight-digit binary number. Don't worry if you don't understand this (I don'tl) so long as you can follow how the two above get the right results.
FEBRUARY 1993 Input 1 0 I 0 I OR OR OR OR OR Output 0 I I I It's called an AND gate because both the first switch AND the second switch have to he in the 'on' position for the bulb to light. If both arc off. Nothing will happen. If the first is on and the second is off. Nothing will happen. If the first is off and the second is on. Still nothing happens.
Right, now try and think of the positions of the switches as being two inputs' and the bulb as the 'output'. Remember that a current flowing (a switch being on) is expressed as a one. And a switch being off is represented by a zero, and you can represent our AND gate circuit as follows: So the result of passing two inputs into an AND gate is that only if input 1 AND input 2 are both I will the output be I. OK. That's the AND gate sussed.
Our other basic type of logic gate is the OR gale. In this simple electrical circuit, the two switches are connected 'in parallel' (as opposed to 'in serial' in the first example). The circuit looks like this... As you can sec. With this second electrical circuit only one of the switches has to be on for the bulb to light up.
If switch one OR switch two is on. You gel a light. Thai’s why it's called an OR gate.
Again, if we sw itch over to expressing this in binary maths and put it in a little results table, il looks like this... Input 1 AND 0 AND 1 AND 0 AND 1 AND So that's how switches (or rather transistors) arc used to make up logic gates. Logic gates might seem a bit weird, but they arc the basis of all computer calculations.
Our next job is to discover how a set of logic gates can be combined to make a proper calculation. But first, there's a third type of gate we need to know about. This is called a NOT gate.
A NOT gate is actually simpler than an AND or an OR because it only needs one input. What it does is simply switch that input to the opposite, so with an input of I you get an output of 0 and w ith an input of 0 you get an output of I. It's scarily reminiscent of Wayne's World language and it could be shown like this: Input__NOT Output 0 NOT I 1 NOT 0 The HALF ADDER is so collet) because it can't handle 'carrying1 a leftover digit.
The concept ot AND. OR and NOT gales (see the main llow ol the article It you haven't read about these already) might seem a bit useless.
But by combining just these three different types ot gate (and there are other types) you can create a 'logic circuit' that does the vital job ol adding binary numbers.
The diagrams here will give you an idea ot how numbers are added using ANDs. Ors and NOTs. Try to remember what each type ot gate does and try to tollow it.
The best way to see how It works Is by trying different values (only 1 and 0 are allowed, remember!) (or the inputs and trace through the outputs to see what happens through the process - scribbling 1s and Os in pencil on the diagrams is easiest.
Input 2 0 0 I I OK. At this point we're going to cheat slightly because we'll need a pretty complicated diagram to show you how these three gales are combined to make a simple calculation like addition. Skip now to the panel called 'How logic gates are used to do addition', then come back here very much the w iser.
OK? Did you gel that? If you try inputting Is and Os into the half adder and full adder systems, you should be able to see how they come up w ith the right answer.
That's addition sorted out. So how do you do the other mathematical functions using logic gates? Well, we haven't got the space to go into it in great detail, but here's a brief idea.
Multiplication in binary is pretty easy, because at any stage you're only ever multiplying by zero, in which case the output is zero, or one. In which case the output is exactly the same as the input. All you have to do. Then, is to shift the numbers about appropriately and add them together using the same adder gale sets. Subtraction is also pretty simple. Because all you have to do is add a negative number. This means that, again, you can use the addition logic gates.
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Division is the only one lhat presents special problems. Essentially, the simplest way of explaining how it's done is that the number you're dividing by is added to itself and a count kept of how many times you added it.
Checking all the lime to see if the number you've reached is greater than or equal to the one you're dividing by. It's complex, but again it uses the adder circuits.
All the logic circuits for these operations are kept in an area of the CPU called the ALU (Arithmetic Logic Unit). Let's take a look at what else makes up the CPU.
Well, as we've just said, there's the ALU which docs all the calculations. As well as that, there are a number of areas of storage known as registers. These use transistors to store binary data. Is and Os. In exactly the same way as RAM does, which we'll look at in a minute.
Also in the CPU is something called the program counter, which stores the next instruction ready to be executed by the ALU.
Then there's the control block, which is 'hard wired' (set up permanently in the manufacturing process) to interpret the instructions that are passed into the CPU.
Last, and by no means least, we have the CPU's connections with the outside world.
These are the address pins, the data pins and the control pins. We'll see how these work in a moment: first, let's explain how RAM works.
If the CPU is the computer itself, and therefore the most important part of the Amiga.
RAM (Random Access Memory) is the second most important part. It's here that all the data and instructions, in binary , w hich the CPU will process arc loaded and stored.
FEBRUARY 1993 What those mysterious numbers and letters mean 512K? 20Mb? Two Megabytes? Bits, bytes, Kilobytes?
What is it all about, eh? Well, it's actually all quite simple. Every number associated with computers is based on binary (base 2) and it works like this.
A single binary 1 or 0 is called a bit', which is short tor 'binary digit'. Eight bits make what's called, for no apparent reason, a 'byte'.
This kind of quantity of data is pretty appropriate to the CPU, which is working on 16 bits or 32 bits at a time. But when you're considering the amount of data stored on a disk, or that makes up a program, you need much bigger numbers.
Step up, the Kilobyte. As you might expect, the Kilo on the start has to do with thousands, as in 'Kilogram' = 1,000 grams or 'Kilometre' = 1,000 metres.
Only being to do with binary, it doesn’t actually mean 1,000 bytes: it means 1,024 (which is two to the power of ten). The usual abbreviation for a Kilobyte, 1024 bytes, Is K: so a disk's capacity of 8B0K is 880 x 1024 x 8 = 7,208,960 bits.
Next step up is the Megabyte, which as you might expect is based on a million bytes, but once again is binary - so a Megabyte is actually 1,024K. The original A500 had 512K of BAM, whereas the A600 has twice as much - a Megabyte. The Megabyte is abbreviated to Mb, as in 1Mb of RAM, and is also colloquially called a So whot does it meon If you hove 512K or 1Mb of RAM?
The secret is how many is or 0s these chips will store.
The full name. Random Access Memory, doesn't mean an awful lot on its own. But there's one important thing to remember about RAM and that is that it's not permanent. It will only hold data as long as it is being supplied with power. So when you switch off your Amiga, all the data stored in RAM disappears.
RAM chips are just silicon chips packed full of transistors. Each transistor is switched on to indicate a binary I. or switched off to indicate a binary 0. In this way a RAM chip can store binary data.
The RAM chips, like the CPU. Have lots of pins on the outside to connect them to the outside world. Once again, these pins are made up of address pins and data pins, as well as a power supply and an earth.
The address pins are how the CPU finds the particular chunks of data that it needs.
Each single transistor on the chip has its own unique number, and that number is called its address. So when the CPU needs some data from a RAM chip, it sends out an address signal to RAM telling it which address it wants the data from.
This signal passes along a set of wires called the address bus - I've no idea why it's a ’bus', unless it's because data travels along it - and reaches the RAM's address pins. The data from RAM is then sent back from the data pins on the RAM chip, via the data bus (another set of wires) to the data pins on the CPU.
All clear so far? Now. This is where we learn why the A600 is a 16-bit computer and the A1200 is a 32-bit computer. It's because the Motorola 68000 CPU in the A600 has 16 data pins and can therefore load 16 bits of information - 16 binary Is or 0s - at one time.
The 68020 CPU in the A1200 has 32 data pins Continued on Page 39 Meg'. One last thing worth noting is that occasionally, particularly when talking about chips, you'll see Kilobits (Kbits) and Megabits (Mbits) referred to.
Because there are 8 bits to a byte, to find out what a Kbit or Mbit number means In real money, all you have to do is'divide by eight - so an impressive-sounding 8 Mbit Sega game cartridge is actually only a normal 1Mb.
Disk The basic idea of disk storage is almost exactly the same as audio or video cassettes - information is recorded magnetically onto a thin coating of magnetically sensitive metal oxide. The difference is that in a disk the magnetic coating sits on top of a disc of plastic - obviously! - rather than a ribbon of tape.
Like a tape player, a disk drive has a ‘head’ to record and play back (write and read) data. The disk drive uses the same head for read and write, and has two heads, one above and one below the disk.
This means it can read and write data to both top and bottom of the floppy, so it's what's called a 'double-sided' disk drive. Floppy disks often say 'DS DD' on them, which stands for ‘double-sided, double density'.
A 3.5" (threc-and-a-half-inch. The diameter of the disk) floppy needs to be formatted (prepared) for use as an Amiga disk before you can store anything on it.
Amiga-formatted disks can store a maximum 880 Kilobytes of data (if you're not sure about what a Kilobyte is, have a look at the separate box on the left: 'What those mysterious numbers and letters mean').
Some disks are labelled 'HD' which stands for 'high-density' - these are also distinguished by an extra hole on the corner opposite the write-protect tab.
High-density disks can store twice as much data when they're used in a special disk drive - so far, only the Amiga 4000 has a high-density floppy-disk drive fitted.
The data on a disk is organised in concentric rings and not, as you might expect, in a spiral like an LP record. Each ring is called a track, and the Amiga fits 80 tracks on a disk (numbered 0 to 79 - you can see them counting down when you're formatting a disk).
Within the tracks, data is organised in blocks, a block being 488 bytes.
Particularly important are the first two blocks of Track 0 - one on the top of the disk, one on the lower - which together make up the 'bootblock'. Data stored here tells the CPU whether this disk is self-booting and if that's the case, starts it running a program.
Also important is the 'directory block' (again, it's actually more than one block) which lives on Track 40. This stores a record of where on the disk files arc kept, so the disk drive always looks here first when it’s trying to find a file.
Incidentally, this is why it's possible to 'undelete’ files you've accidentally drives explained Even though a hard drive can store much more dota - a typical drive might be about 40Mb storoge copocity os opposed to less than I Mb on a floppy - it's essentiolly very similar. The main difference is that, as the name implies, the disc itself on which the magnetic medium is laid is hord - it's made of metol and referred to as a 'platen'.
Because the disc is hard, and because the mechanism is sealed in a vacuum, the whole thing can be much, much more occurate: which means that each track is much smaller, many more trocks can be crammed into the same space and os a result much, much more data can be stored. Because they spin much faster, hard drives olso load and save data much more quickly than floppies do.
Hard drive units come in two main types, defined by how they connect to the Amiga.
IDE drives plug in with a simple cable to the connector inside an A600 or A1200: these drives come in two sixes (3.5" ond 2.5") and were originally designed for portable computers, so they're smoll and have a low power consumption.
The other type of drive attaches via a SCSI (Small Computer Systems Interfoce) connector to either the edge connector of an A500 or the card slot of o lorger Amiga. This type of drive tends to uso o kind of hard drive unit known as a Quantum, which is then attached to o SCSI interfoce and the appropriate Amiga casing and connectors by an Amiga peripheral manufacturer like GVP.
These drives are more expensive because you pay for all the extras over and above the basic hard drive unit, but SCSI drives tend to be quicker at loading and saving data than IDE ones.
If you've never token a floppy disk opart, you should do. It's worth the few pence a disk costs to understand what's inside the things.
The metal shutter is pushed back when you put the disk into the drive - It covers the hole into which the disk drive head protrudes to read and write data. Bend the shutter ond remove it, and the little spring that keeps it closed will ping off ocross the room.
Now you con split the two holves of the case apart.
Inside, there's not a great deal there - the floppy disk itself, a couple of 'cushions' of soft poper to moke things smooth when the disk is spinning and the write-protect tab, which is just a bit of plastic.
Now you understand why these disks ore called floppy.
Although they hove a hard plastic cose, the circle of Mylor plastic is itself quite bendy. It's attoched to a metal 'hub', which hos holes in: pins In the disk drive stick into these holes to spin the disk.
FEBRUARY 1993 deleted: the Amiga wipes the record of the file from the directory block, but doesn't actually wipe away the data itself.
A clever program (and these are available in the PD as well as commercially, so they're not expensive) can look through the whole disk to sec if the actual data is still there, even though there's no record of it in the directory. An example is the extra CLI command Undelete, which is available on many PD collections.
One last point about disk drives, and especially about hard drives: their storage capacity is no longer generally referred to as 'memory' even though they do remember data. If people talk about the memory in your machine, it's usually RAM they mean.
So an A600HD with I Mb of RAM and a 20Mb hard disk drive has ‘a Meg of memory and 20 Megs of hard disk space.' In common parlance. Not 20 Megabytes of memory .
The disk drive mechanism Is quite simple. There's a pin on a spring that checks to see that the write-protect tab is off if you want to write data to the disk; there's a motor to spin the disk; ond there's the two rood write heads, one above the disk ond one below.
Unlike a hard drive, a floppy disk only spins when it's actually reading or writing dota. That's why you should always moke sure the drive light is out before flipping a disk - H you take the disk out while it's spinning, bath the disk ond the drive may be damaged.
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And can therefore load 32 bits of data at one go. Which makes it substantially quicker. Older computers, like the Commodore 64. Had 8-bit CPUs which made them substantially slower.
There’s one other thing that controls how fast a CPU is. And that's called its clock speed. The 68IHK) in the A600 is 'clocked' at 7.14 MH . (MegaHertz, which means 'millions of cycles per second'). This simply means that the clock ticks' (or actually, puts out an electronic pulse) 7.14 million limes every second.
Everything that the computer does is controlled by the speed of this ticking clock. It keeps things organised. Only one instruction is allowed to be carried out each time the clock licks. That instruction might be sending an address to RAM, receiving data from RAM. Or performing a mathematical operation.
Whatever the instruction is. The CPU can only do one each time the clock ticks. It's from these simple building blocks - moving data about and simple mathematical calculations - that even the most complicated program is made up.
If an Amiga has a CPU w ith a faster clock speed, it can process more instructions in the same amount of time. So the A12(K), with its 68020 CPU clocked at I4MH . Is twice as fast at processing data. Remember, though, that the 68020 CPU can also load twice as much data at a lime (32 bits rather than just 16) so this makes it faster yet.
Because all the CPUs in the Motorola 68IXX) series are compatible, you can fit a faster processor to your Amiga to make it run faster. This is what's known as an accelerator card. The GVP A530 hard drive for the A500, for example, includes an accelerator card featuring a 68030 processor clocked at 40MHz. Which makes it much, much faster than a normal 68000.
There's one other important term to introduce here, and that's the word architecture. This word is used loosely to describe the way in which the designers of a computer have arranged all the elements that make up the computer and the way they are all joined together.
The important difference between the A500 or A600 and the A1200 is that the 1200 has a full 32-bit architecture. This means the connection from the RAM chips to the CPU - the data bus - is 32-bit. Whereas on the A500, A600. AI SIX) and Amiga 2000 it is only 16- bit. The effect this has is that if you fit a 32-bit CPU to one of these Amigas. It still only has 16-bit data access and is therefore not as quick as potentially it could be.
Accelerator cards for the older machines can still run very, very quickly, so it's not something you ought to worry about. We mention it mainly to explain why we refer to the A1200 (and. Indeed. A4000) as a 'true 32-bit' machine.
One last point. The other nice thing about the CPUs from the 68020 upwards is that they don’t have to work on their own. They can run in tandem with another chip called a 'maths co-processor' or ‘Floating Point Unit', or FPU for short. There are two different FPU chips available, with the numbers 68881 and 68882. The latter being the more powerful.
The FPU docs just one type of calculation work, but does it very well indeed. It deals with something called 'floating point' calculations. For reasons to do with the way binary maths works, which would be far too complex to explain here even if I understood it myself, programmers use all kinds of different ways of expressing numbers, floating point being one of them.
The name means that the position of the decimal point doesn't remain the same, it floats about.
Anyway, that’s really too much to go into here. The point is that certain kinds of programming, particularly 3D and ray-tracing, rely heavily on floating point calculations and that an FPU means the Amiga can handle them much more quickly, because it takes some pressure off the CPU. The A1200 has a space on the circuit board for an FPU to be soldered on. Though it doesn't currently come w ith one. Most accelerator cards have an FPU as an optional extra.
Time for a quick recap. By this stage, you should have a pretty decent idea of how the two basic elements of the Amiga - RAM and the CPU - work. By sending out address signals to RAM via the address bus. The CPU gets it to send the exact data it needs to it down the data bus. It stores this data in a register in the CPU.
And it can then get the ALU to perform a calculation on it - say, add il to the contents of a second register. The result would be stored in another register.
So how do you program anything worthwhile?
Well, let’s take a look at how that works.
The CPU is dealing in pure binary. When it's built, certain sets of binary digits - certain numbers, in other words - are set aside as instructions. If the CPU pulls Continued overleaf Interface ports - talking to the world interface is simply a device that translates Amiga inputs and outputs into a language that can be used by other computers or by different kinds of computer hardware. Here's a quick run-down of what the Amiga's interfaces do... The Amiga has all manner of plugs and sockets, not only on the back but also inside the machine. An FEBRUARY 1993 PCMCIA ‘CREDIT CARD’ SLOT A new
standard that arrived with the A600. This is for hardware expansions on compact cards. RAM expansions being the most popular type. It’s a standard developed by the world of business computing and should give the Amiga a range of cheap, easy-to-fit peripherals over the next couple of years, though it's still In its infancy right now.
PARALLEL PORT Another standard kind ot interface, this time something known as a Centronics.
Ideal tor modems, but also used by sound samplers, video digitisers and scanners because it's a fast way of shifting data into the Amiga.
DISK DRIVE PORT Plug your second disk drive in here. Includes a power supply for the disk drive, too.
These numbers out of RAM. It recognises them as instructions and executes them.
The 680(10 CPU is. Therefore, set up at manufacture with a particular set of instructions that it can perform and, pretty obviously, this is known as the CPU's 'instruction set'. Simple enough.
The programmer could, if he wanted, program entirely in binary. This, strictly speaking, is what's known as ‘machine code' because it uses the binary codes of the CPU. Since even the simplest program would take pages of Is and Os. However, it would be absolutely impossible to tell what the heck you were doing, or to read the code.
To make it easier, a 'low-level' programming language replaces the binary instructions with simple words like 'add' and 'move'. This is known as Assembly Language or just Assembler. A low-level language is as close to the CPU's instruction set as a programmer gets, and is therefore (he most complicated type of programming language to lcam. Other 'higher-level' programming languages, like Basic and
C. replace sets of Assembler codes with simple phrases in the
English language, so they're easier to learn.
The programmer writes his program in a program editor, which in effect is just a word processor. The finished program is then run through another program called a compiler, which translates the program into the instruction codes used by the CPU.
Right, back to our question of several paragraphs ago.
How can you possibly write a complex program like an arcade game using simple instructions to move data around and do simple maths to it? Well, although the CPU's instruction set is somewhat more complicated, the basic building blocks of programming arc that straightforward.
40 Supposing you're looking at the code for an arcade game, for example, where a sprite is being moved around the screen under joystick control. It's easy to see that the current position of the sprite on the screen can be stored as a number, because the screen is a grid of little squares.
The top-left comer of the sprite might be at 100 across and 40 up. For example. So that number will be stored in RAM somewhere.
Suppose we want to see whether the joystick has been used to move the sprite sideways. The first instruction in your program would check the joystick input to see if the joystick had been moved to the right.
If so. The CPU might fetch the position of the sprite from RAM and store it in a register. It might then set the number in another register to 5, then add the two registers together. Then it could store the new number in RAM in place of the old position of the sprite across the screen. It could then ask the output parts of the computer to display the sprite on the screen again in the new position. 105 across and 40 up.
It's a simple and entirely inaccurate example of w hat goes on. But it shows how two simple Assembler instructions, 'move' to move data between RAM and registers on the CPU. And 'add' to add figures together, can go to make up the basics of a program.
It becomes fairly obvious at this stage that there's a couple of things we've ignored quite vastly. After the CPU. Which docs all the work, and RAM. Which stores all the data, the two most important parts of a computer are the input and output.
Input is anything that enters data into the computer: the most obvious input devices are the internal disk drive, the keyboard and the mouse or joystick.
Output is anything that takes data from the computer: the disk drive again, if you're saving data to it.
The screen display and a printer, for example.
Any piece of equipment that the computer inputs data from or outputs data to is known as a 'device'.
Collecting data from or sending data to these devices is handled by the CPU in more or less exactly the same way as collecting data from or sending data to RAM.
In other words, it's all done by instructions in the CPU.
Which must be written into the programming code.
It may seem, for example, that the joystick is controlling a program: for this reason, you may imagine that the CPU is forced to listen to what the joystick is trying to tell it. But no. In fact, the CPU is checking every so often to sec if there's any input from the joystick. And only when it's told to by the program.
Because it all happens so quickly , you don't really notice this effect. Most games will be checking the joystick round about 25 times every second. That's because the animation w hich makes the screen display appear to move involves displaying 25 slightly different screens every second. So every time it draw s a new screen, the game program needs to know if you're trying to move the sprite that's under your control.
It’s easy to see that loading data from disk is also handled by an instruction in the program. Data on a disk is stored with addresses that are quite similar to RAM addresses, so a program instruction to the CPU might tell it to load data from a particular address on the disk and put it in a particular address in RAM.
One important question that might pop into your head at this point is what happens when you first switch your Amiga on. If there's no program in RAM yet to tell the CPU to load data from the disk, how does it know to do it?
Well, this is the job of the Kickstart chip in your Amiga. Kickstart is what's known as a ROM (Read Only Memory) chip. This is very much like a RAM chip, except that all the data in it is permanent and is fixed when the chip is made. It doesn't need a constant supply of electricity to prevent it losing its data. The Continued on Page 43 As you'll know If you've read the main piece ol this article, the Kickstart chip leaps Into action when you switch the Amiga on, running several programs through the CPU to set up the basic workings of the Amiga.
FEBRUARY 1993 What are Workbench, the CLI and the Shell?
The most important functions of these programs are threefold: to get the screen display working; to enable programs to load from the The Workbench disk's most obvious feature is the disk drive; and to enable Workbench screen itsetf. This is a 'graphical' interface' programs to read and which lays everything oat in front of yoa.
Write data from and to the disk drive. They're known collectively as the operating system' (o s for short) or. More specifically, as AmigaDOS (Amiga Disk Operating System).
The first thing most games will do is ‘kick out the operating system', clearing the RAM of all the operating system's programs. This is because games programmers only need to use a lew of Its features, and those they can do more efficiently themselves; and because they need all the RAM they can get in order to do lots of whlzzy things. Some games, on the other hand, particularly those that use a hard drive, do use the operating system, and this is known as 'o s legal' software.
So what's the Workbench disk tor. Then? Well, basically it provides what's known as a 'user interface'. All this means is that it enables you to use all the programs of AmlgaDOS.
The Workbench disk gives you two different ways of controlling AmlgaDOS: either from the Workbench screen or from the Shell. Both are different kinds of Interface.
The Shell is also known as the CLI, which stands for Command Line Interface, and it’s so called because you use it by typing in lines of commands, then pressing the Return key to enter them.
The CLI way of doing things Is tricky, firstly because you have to remember all the commands and secondly The more compHteted alternative is the SheM. Here, notb- because you have to 'mg is shewn end you have to be able fe call things by spell everything abso- their right names in order to do anything with them. Lutely correctly, put everything in the right order and use special characters like spaces, colons and backslashes In all the right places. This is known as 'syntax' - get your syntax wrong and the CU won't understand you.
Because the CLI Is difficult, the Workbench screen was developed as an alternative. This is what's known as a GUI' (Graphical User Interface) or a 'WIMP system' (Windows, Icons, Mouse and Pull-down menus) and the Idea is that it's much more 'user-friendly' and simple, because everything is shown to you on the screen as little pictures. This makes the depths of the computer seem much less mysterious and off-putting.
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A. A FEBRUARY 1993 shades of colour that you can choose from, not
just black and while: in the A6(K) the palette has 4.096
colours and in the A1200 it has
16. 777,216. You can set whichever one of these colours you like
to be represented by the binary Is and Os. So in our simple
example, instead of black and white you could just as happily
have blue and yellow.
If you want more colours, you need to add more bits for each pixel. To display four different colours, for instance, you'd use two bits: your colours could then be represented by 0.0 or 1.0 or 0.1 or 1.1. To represent this in memory, the Amiga imagines that a second bitmap is placed behind the first one.
Almost as if you've got two pieces of graph paper behind your screen. To get the colour of a pixel, the Amiga must read Is and 0s from the relevant position on both bitmaps. In actual fact, when there's more than one. The bitmaps are called 'bitplanes' and the whole collection of planes is called the bitmap.
Add a third bitplane and you can have 8 colours: with four, you can have 16 colours: and with five bitplanes. 32 colours arc possible for each pixel. The A600 stops there, but the A1200 can also have 64 colours (six bitplanes). 128 colours (seven) or a maximum of 256 colours (eight bitplanes).
But it doesn't stop there. The A600 has two extra colour 'modes' built in. EHB (Extra Half Brite) uses a clever programming trick to let you use 64 colours in total, though only 32 of them are real and the other 32 are the same colour, but exactly half as bright.
HAM (hold and modify) works on the basis that each colour on a TV is made up of red. Green and blue: instead of defining a separate colour for each pixel, it allows some colours to be like the last one but with the amount of red. Green or blue in the colour changed. In this way it lets you use all 4.096 of the A600's colours to paint w ith.
Finally, the A1200 has a new version of HAM called Super HAM. It works in exactly the same way.
But because the A1200 allows eight bits per pixel and has many more colours in its palene. It can modify How pictures on the screen work THE AMIGA'S SCREEN display is based around what's called a 'bitmap', which is simple enough once you know how it works.
The picture on the screen is made up of a grid of little squares, each of which can vary in colour: it's exactly like if you took a piece of graph paper and coloured in each little square with a felt-tip pen. Each little square is known as a 'pixel', which is short for 'picture element'. Try painting in Deluxe Paint with the smallest brush and the 'magnify' window on and you'll see that you can change the colour of each pixel individually. Let's see how the Amiga stores the colours.
Imagine a simple case where each pixel could he black or white. Each pixel could be represented by a single bit. A binary I or 0: I for black. 0 for white, say. The Amiga holds the screen in its memory as a list of what colour each pixel is,, starting from the top-left of the screen and working along each row until it has to start again one line down. This is what the bitmap is: effectively, just a map (like a road map) of the bits that represent the screen colours.
The Amiga has a 'palette' of set colours and The complicated bit at the back of the telly with all the wires is the business end. Here are the electron 'guns', which push out beams of red, green ond blue electrons In separate streams. From these three colours of light, any other colour can be made.
The beams are bent to the appropriate point on the screen by o circle of electromagnets, also towards the back end of the TV tube. The beams then pass through o wire mesh with lots of little holes in, to make the picture more accurate, before finally hitting the phosphor coating on the back of the screen to make a single little dot on the screen. Each dot Is called o pixel.
The monitor draws a whole screen, dot by dot, every 1 50th of a second. It starts off at the top left and draws a line of dots along the screen to the right, which is known as a 'scan line'. This is quite an important term, because the Amiga's custom chips can change the colour of the background or even change the whole palette at the end of each scan line.
Another useful term is 'frequency'.
Because the monitor draws a new picture every 1 50th of a second, it is said to hove a frequency of 50Hi (Hertz meaning simply 'cycles per second'). Some screen modes on the Amiga 1200 do use a different frequency, and therefore need a 'multi-scon' monitor - one that can work ot different frequencies - in order for you to use them.
Lastly, H you know how a monitor works it helps explain why RGB colour video signals are the best quality. It's simply because messages to the Red, Green ond Blue guns are carried separately. In a Composite signal they are all mixed up and then have to be de-scrambled by the monitor, which results in some loss of quality.
The red. Green and blue more. The result is that Super HAM allows you to use
262. 000 colours on the screen.
Apart from the number of colours used, the other thing you can decide about your screen display is the 'resolution'.
In a normal low-resolution Amiga screen, there arc 320 pixels across the screen and 256 down (that's 81.920. fact freaks!). If you make them smaller, you can fit more of them on the screen. The advantage of this is that the smaller the pixels arc (the higher the resolution), the less noticeable it becomes that the picture is made up of little blocks.
The A600 also has medium resolution, in which the width of the pixels is halved, to give you 640 pixels across by 256 down, while high resolution halves the height too. Giving 640 by 512. Both these have a maximum of 16 colours rather than 32.
There's also Interlace, which gives 320 by 512 and can be used with anything up to 4.0% colours. This is a bit clever, because it works exactly the same way as a TV picture, making the Amiga ideal for video use.
The A1200 has all sons of extra resolutions. The highest of which are limited to only four colours, but there's too many of them to list here!
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Kickstan chip contains a number of small programs that it squirts to the CPU when you switch your Amiga on. These programs first wake up all the input and output devices, then run a check on all the chips and bits and bobs to make sure that everything's working.
If all is well, it displays an animation on the screen asking you to insen a disk in the disk drive. If there's anything wrong with the system. However, the Kickstan programs will display a single colour on the screen: which colour it shows will help an engineer analyse what's wrong w ith the machine.
* Important chips in the Amiga are: Paula, Agnus and Denise in
the A600 - though in the A1200, Agnus is replaced by Lisa and
Denise by Alice * Kickstan then runs a program that tells the
CPU to check if a disk is put in the disk drive. It will sit
there running this program until you do put a disk in. The
program then tells the CPU to load data from a particular place
on the disk and check it.
This particular place is called the 'boot block' (how data is organised on a disk is described in (he panel about disks and disk drives). If the data in the bool block is not right, the CPU will ignore it. Because this obviously isn't a boot disk (one that can load a program into the Amiga). If it is right, the data in this block w ill run a program that loads data from the disk into RAM and then runs the program. Simple enough!
The programs contained on the Kickstan chip are loosely described as AmigaDOS (the Amiga Disk Operating System) because they prepare the Amiga lo load a program from the disk drive.
Recent releases of Kickstan (version 2.05 in the A600 and version 3 in the A1200) come on a larger chip which can store more data - 512K as opposed to 256K. 'Thanks to this extra storage space, the Kickstan chip is also able to store some CLI commands. This has two major advantages: compared with the CI.I commands on the Workbench disk, these load The way a mouse works Is pretty simple, and you con actually see it all when you take the ball out to dean it. (You do do that occasionally, don't you? No? Well you should).
Anyway, the basic idea is that a big ball rolls along the desktop. As it rolls, it presses against three rollers one for up down, one for left right and the other one on a spring to push the boll against the other two. As the ball rolls, the rollers turn: and as the rollers turn, they click little microswitches. The Amiga can pick up these clicks and knows whether the mouse is being moved to the left, right, up or down, ond by the number of clicks it knows how far the mouse has travelled. Simple, eh?
Much quicker, and you don't have to have the Workbench disk in the drive to use them. A full explanation of Workbench, the Shell and CLI commands is featured in yet another separate panel.
Right, back one step. We were talking about input and output. Obviously, the CPU can read from and write to input and output devices in just the same way it can read from and w rite to RAM. But there is one important difference.
Each device talks its own language, and the CPU doesn't have the capacity to translate. So all the negotiations arc handled for it by a control chip, w hich happens to have a name. This chip was called Gary in the A5(X). But in the A60O and A1200 goes by the name of Gayle.
Gayle handles reading data from and writing it to all input and output devices, including the external disk drive, the serial and parallel ports and the PCMCIA and IDE connectors.
All these arc explained in a separate panel.
That Gayle does this job is round about all you need to know about her. But there arc- some much more important chips in the Amiga that also have names. These are Paula. Agnus and Denise in the A600 - though in the A1200. Agnus is replaced by Lisa and Denise is replaced by Alice.
These three chips make up the custom chip set. The A600 features new versions of Agnus and Denise and so its chip set is called the Enhanced Chip Set or ECS. While the A1200 features an even newer set which is known by its Commodore version number as the AA chip set. Or alternatively by its Commodore- official title as the AGA (Advanced Graphics Array) chip set.
43 FEBRUARY 1993 These custom chips are what make the Amiga so special. The important thing about them is that each one has its own set of instructions, just like the CPU. So they can also be programmed to do things. To make this happen, the custom chips also have lo be able Continued overleaf
• A sprite is simply any small object that moves around the
screen over a background, like a spaceship in a shoot-em-up.
Sprites can easily be drawn on the screen and moved around by the program * The joystick is the very simplest of devices. All it is is o rod (the stick bit) with a pivot of sorts at the bottom. As you push and pull the 'stick in different directions, the rod presses one of eight microswitches - one for up, down, left, right ond each of the diagonals and each switch that is on sends a signal to the Amiga telling it that it is being pressed. Very easy.
FEBRUARY 1993 The most important thing about Alice and Lisa is that they arc the heart ol the Amiga's graphics. Built in to these chips arc the Amiga's display resolutions (which arc explained in a separate panel I. Agnus includes two 'co-processors'. Which arc like mini-CPUs with their own instruction set - Agnus has 256 logic instructions. The co-processors go by the unlikely names of the Blitter (short for Block Image Transferrer) and the Copper (short simply for co-processor).
The Copper allows split-second control over the scanning beam on the monitor. We've explained monitor displays in full in a separate panel, so lake a look at that now. But briefly, here's an idea of how it works.
The TV picture is built up by a beam w hich scans across a line from the left of the screen to the right - each line is called, obviously enough, a scan line. In a low - to access RAM directly, without consulting the CPU. This feature of the Amiga's architecture is called Direct Memory Access (DMA). It's to make DMA possible that the Amiga features two different kinds of RAM: Chip RAM and Fast RAM. The chips for each kind of RAM arc exactly the same, however, the difference between the two being in where the addresses of a particular bit of RAM are.
The first I Mb on an Amiga 60(1 is Chip RAM. And that's as much as it can have. Anything after that is Fast RAM. On the A1200. The first 2Mb of memory arc Chip RAM and the rest is Fast.
Fast RAM gels its name because it's quicker for the CPU to access it: it doesn't need to see if the custom chips are getting in its way. Chip RAM is so called because the custom chips arc allowed direct access to it. The advantage of having more Chip RAM is that it allows you to use more animation and more sampled sounds, because both these functions arc handled by the custom chips.
Paula is the sound chip. It can act as a synthesiser, creating the electrical pulses that make up sounds. It also includes an important electrical circuit called the D-lo-A (Digilal-to- Analogue) convertor. This enables it to convert digital data into analogue sound - the pulses that make a loudspeaker vibrate and create noises as air waves. This gives the Amiga the ability to use 'sampled' sounds.
What is a sampled sound? Well, noises arc waves in the air. And are created electrically by a current in a wire which pulses, pushing a cone of paper in a loudspeaker in and out bv means of an electro-magnet. The electric signal that drives the speaker can vary in voltage, up and down, all over the place, so it's known as an analogue signal' - the amount of electricity is directly analogous to the amount it pushes the speaker cone.
Sampling is exactly like the digital sound used by a CD player. A sampler checks the level of the electrical signal many times a second, and at each point converts it into binary data which can be stored by the computer.
The Paula soundchip can convert this binary data back into an analogue signal using the D-to-A converter, then send that signal to the stereo outputs on the back of the Amiga and hence to loudspeakers.
You can buy your own sound sampler - a good one can now be had for as little as t25 - and experiment with sampled sounds yourself. The sampler is a piece of hardware that connects to the parallel port on the back of the Amiga, and it includes an A-to-D (ana- logue-lo-digital) convertor that translates the signals from whatever sound input you attach to it (microphone, hi-fi. Video, whatever) into digital data. Sound samplers are controlled by software that comes w ith the hardware, and using the software you can also 'edit' your sounds - chop out bits you don't need.
Using another kind of software you can then write songs using your samples. This type of program is usually known as a sequencer because you use it to create sequences of notes. Paula has the ability to play back sounds at different 'pitches' - high (treble) or low (bass) notes - varying across a full eight octaves of sound.
Paula also allows you to use four 'channels' of sound, which means that Amiga can play four different sounds at the same time, so you can use four different instruments (sounds) in the tune you create. The Amiga has stereo sound, so two of these channels go to each side of the stereo.
And that's really all you need to know about Paula and the Amiga's sound capabilities. Let's look at the other custom chips.
Resolution display, to take the simplest example. The TV needs 256 of these scan lines to create a complete picture, and it's creating one complete picture every I 25th of a second.
This means a new scan line is started every l 64(Klth of a second, which shows you how quickly the Copper is working. At the start of any scan line, the Copper can change what image is being drawn on the screen. This means the Amiga can do what's known as a split-screen display', the most obvious example being if you load a program like Deluxe Puinl from the Workbench - using the left mouse button on the title bar, you can drag the Deluxe Puinl screen up and down, revealing the Workbench screen behind.
The other thing the Copper can do is switch one of the screen colours on each scan line.
This effect is programmed using a bit of code known as a ‘Copper list' and it changes the background colour to a new one on each line it's w hat gives the rainbow-effect skies and backgrounds in arcade games such as Zoul.
The Blitter is prepares images to be drawn on screen. Il can take three graphic inputs and combine them to create one output, which is what makes possible the concept of 'masking'.
In a game, for example, where a sprite is drawn over a background, the whole thing's organised in a very specific wav: the background is drawn first, then a cut-out 'mask' (like a shadow of the sprite) is pul over it. Then the sprite can be drawn where the mask is.
The other chip. Denise, is the one that handles the actual display of images, converting the bitmap information from memory into an actual screen display. Denise also looks after the collision detection in games and handles hardware sprites. So what's a hardware sprite?
Well, a sprite is simply any small object that moves around the screen over a background. Like a spaceship in a shool-em-up.
Sprites can quite easily be drawn on the screen and moved around the screen by the program, but a programmer can also define a number of hardware sprites. All he has to do with these is tell the Amiga it's a sprite, and Denise w ill do the rest of the w ork of drawing them and moving them around the screen. The mouse pointer on the Workbench screen is a gin id example of a hardware sprite.
The advantage of hardware sprites is that they are quicker, but the disadvantage is that there is a limit to how many you can have on the screen and how- big they can be. With software sprites, there is no such limitation.
There's one last thing worth a mention on the custom chip front, and that's again to do with architecture. The new AA chip set in the 1200 is full 32-bit. Which improves the speed.
As we said earlier when talking about the CPU. The I4N1IU clock speed and the 32-bit data bus should make the 1200 about four times as fast as an A500. But the 32-bit chip set adds a little extra oomph - Commodore's tests reckon it to be about five times as fast.
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All drives feature super slim design, enable- disabie switch, thru port and come with a 1 year replacement guarantee1 Phoenix Deluxe Drive £47.99 Roctec Roclite ...L'lill £64.99 This famous drive has now been upgraded to include Anticlick and Virus Checker Disk head cleaner .£3.99 FREE FAST UK DELIVERY NEXT DAY COURIER ONLY £4.50 ROCTEC ROCLIT This famous super slim drive has now been upgraded to include Anti-click and virus checker - We have reluctantly had to raise the price of this product due to the variance of the dollar rate. However to soften
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AMIGA MUSIC Attention all you music lovers! Phoenix have kept this unbeatable music deal running for you throughout the Christmas period MUSIC-X Jnr...onm PIC nn When purchasing either a LI UeUU Phoenix Stereo Sampler or Pro Midi 2 Interface Please Note: this is a limned otter only while stocks last!
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Phoenix price... PTTH£329.99 NAKSHA Upgrade Mouse £24.99 (With Operation Stealth, mat & holder) Roctec Mouse ..£13.99 GOLDEN IMAGE Mega Mouse .....£12.99 (Has just received 90% Amiga Format Gold Awardl Optical Mouse .....£29.99 High precision, pointing device.
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ALL PRICES INCLUDE VAT FUTURE OF THE AMIGA fTj THE A1 OOO PORTABLE This is a bit of a dream machine, but it incorporates a number of ideas that are significant at the moment. Essentially this is an A1200 adapted for the arrival of the CD drive. Commodore have stated that they can fit a CD drive to an Amiga as cheaply os they can a floppy disk drive, so if they are committed to CD then an A1200 with built-in CD has to be the next logical step. It's likely to happen about a year after the release of the original 1200, probably in November this year, in time for Christmas.
The other obvious thing about this Amiga is It's portable, incorporating a fold-down colour LCD screen. There's never been a portable Amiga, though it seemed possible about a year ago, there was one the verge of release
- but an American firm that proposed producing Amiga portables
was warned off by Commodore in the US.
There are problems though. Power consumption in a portable is the key and the Amiga gets through a lot of power. Price is also a drawback - colour LCD screens are expensive.
One important aspect of the portable is a built-in power supply. Many computers have a power transformer built in to the case, so all you need to plug them in is a lead. We're not sure why Commodore haven't tried to include the power supply in the Al 200, but it may be manufacturing costs and the need to meet consumer-protection regulations in a number of countries with widely differing standards could make it difficult.
This a cross between a manifesto and an almanac.
Amiga Format's staff, the worlds foremost Amiga commentators, set the agenda for what should - must - happen in 1993... Visions of the 1992 was undoubtedly Commodore's most Impressive year for the Amiga. They Introduced lots of new Ideas that have a major place In the future, such as IDE, PCMCIA and the A1200's new standard. But they've also got a lot of plans for 1993, which is bound to be another big year of change.
Last Issue, we asked 40 of the most Important companies In the Amiga world what they thought about certain key issues. In some ways, many of the answers were disappointing: too many of them seemed to have too little idea of where Commodore are planning to take the Amiga.
So partly tor their benefit and partly for yours, we thought it would be useful to Identify the key Amiga Issues and to state, here and now, what Amiga Formal believes must happen. We’d also like to point out a few things to Commodore: you've had a great year, but there's more to be done yet, boys!
• CD MUST BICOMI THE PREMIER STORAGE MEDIUM Commodore are utterly
committed to this and are prepared to lead the market' In the
right direction. So are we. Only a few key UK game publishers
seem to be aware of this to date.
Software on CD Is proof against casual piracy and Cds are much cheaper to make than the console-style ROM cartridges. They also allow potential for much more Impressive software, with massive storage capacity equivalent to over 600 floppy disks.
CD could also break the stranglehold of approval and licence fees with which Sega and Nintendo have been able to control the games software market.
Something big is definitely going to happen and If you're not aware of CD, you're doomed.
• GAMES MUST COST £20 OR LESS All the leading UK software houses
who we've spoken to are already committed The Amiga Format
Manifesto THE AMIGA CD CONSOLE Commodore ore committed to
cheap, accessible, 'entry-level' Amigas and also to the idea of
CD as the main storage format for entertainment software.
They also believe that CD gives them the opportunity to oust
the Japanese console giants. Put them together, and a CD-
driven console seems a pretty viable option.
In favour of the Amiga CDC (CD console) is the fact that all CDTV software was developed to make use of a limited control system from the CDTV's infra-red controller, so the possibility of a keyboardless system, controlled perhaps by console-style joypads or infra-red versions thereof, is proven and workable.
The cost reduction of a keyboardless Amiga means this device could come out at £120-C1 SO.
Expandability would definitely be the key, with all the standard Amiga interfaces on the back, including the capacity to add a floppy disk drive and a keyboard (around £40 and £50 respectively). A PCMCIA slot would also be vital. This fits with Commodore's long-term vision of the Amiga as a 'modular system'.
Like all new Amigas, the CDC would need to be based on the new A1200's specification, with 32-bit architecture, 68020 processor, the AA chip set and 2Mb of chip RAM as standard.
On the dawn side, though, it seems unlikely that Commodore will take this route. As the Amiga has developed, their speciality has very much become the world's best-selling home computer, with all its inherent creativity and productivity advantages. Plus Commodore UK boss Kelly Sumner has admitted in the past that his biggest mistake was the C64 console, a personal project of his which flopped totally. Still, it makes sense in so many ways that anything is possible... FEBRUARY 1993 to this concept. And It's going to be CD as a medium that will make it possible, this is because of the
massively lower production costs and much shorter lead times' for manufacture.
The games publishers have enjoyed the boom in popularity of games on the piracy-proof console cartridges, but they have now come to realise that consumers dislike the high retail prices of cartridges, which is caused by the high cost of manufacture and the 'licence' system by which money goes to the console manufacturers.
The Amiga CD, as an 'open system' for which anyone can develop games, can remove these disadvantages and make the £20 brand-new game a standard.
• COMMODORE MUST ENSURE AMIGA CD IS AN OPEN SYSTEM All CDTV discs
currently have to be licensed and approved and use a variety of
'key code' in the boot. Not on. Commodore must resist the
temptation to put any restriction on who can develop for the
Amiga.
• PCMCIA IS FOR HARDWARE, NOT SOFTWARE Many people seem to
believe that the 'credit card' slot has been included so that
cartridge-based software is an option. It's not. That would
simply repeat all the problems that CD can sort out.
PCMCIA is an ideal way of adding extra hardware: a slim card can fit a 4Mb RAM expansion, backed by a battery if need be so that you can carry it around and retain the data. But RAM is just a start: fax modems and even hard drives will soon come on cards.
PCMCIA cards are a cheap, compact and extremely convenient way of adding extra widgetry to the Amiga and we re right behind the idea.
THE A5000 Or, alternatively, the B4000. Whether or not it's true, there is o rumour that the top mon ot Commodore US wos dissatisfied with the A4000, believing, impressive though it was, it didn't go for enough, look ot the price of the A1200 and compare it with the A4000 and you might be forced to agree.
Commodore in the US make no secret that they have a 'Triple A' chip set in development. We would envisage an A5000 based around this chip set would be o logical development in the middle of next year.
This chip set has only one place left to go as far os graphics are concerned, and that's o true 24-bit display - selecting from 16 million colours on the screen. This would give 256 shades of any colour, which is believed by experts to be sufficient to give a perfect representation of any picture.
Add in 16-bit 'CD quality' sound from a new sound chip ond you have the perfect machine: there is nowhere else lo go os regards graphics or sound. Other specifications would be similar to the A4000, with the 68040 chip on a removable 'master board' to ollow immediate upgrade to Motorola's next generation of faster chips.
Inevitably, while IDE is the perfect solution for miniature hord drives, a return to SCSI2 is necessary in the A5000 os well, for the extra speed, lastly, there must be on option for an internal CD drive. With the A2200 taking on the cheap PC market in homes ond small businesses, the 24-bit A5000 would be the ideol graphics workstation for film, TV, video, DTP and the burgeoning multimedia presentation market. The A3000 and the A4000 could then be scrapped.
THE A2400 Commodore are adamant that a project they did have under way that went by the name A2200 has been abondoned, and that there is no need for a new mid-range Amiga - gradual price reductions in the A3000 and A4000 over the next year will, they insist, fill the gap. But is it that simple?
There's now on enormous gulf in price between the A1200 and the higher machines in the range, even if you consider that there is nothing to stop Commodore from fitting the AA chip set to the A3000. The specification of the A1200 at its E399 price make the A4000, which has limited advantages over the lower-end machine, seem ludicrously overpriced at £2,100.
As soon as you consider the mid-price computer market, the IBM PC-compatibles have to tome into the equation. You con now get a fast 33MHz PC of the very latest type, with 256-colour VGA grophics, a hard drive built in ond a monitor, all for £1,000 or so. Good, but surely an Amiga could compete?
Our 2400 would be aimed at doing just thot. Start from the base of an A1200, put it in a cose with room for a couple of expansion slots and give it a separate keyboard, at a cost of maybe £100 extra. Give it a faster 68030 processor with a co-processor (maybe £50 extra - it's surprisingly cheap), the high-density disk drive from the A4000 (another £50 above the basic unit) and fit it with a 40 Mb internal hard drive at a cost of around £100. Total cost £799 for a heck of a lot of computer.
There are other elements it may be possible to incorporate, such as the DSP (Digital Signal Processor) chip for improved sound, which Commodore considered fitting in the A1200 but were prevented from including because they wanted to keep the cost at £399. But this mochine would offer an impressive competitor for PC-compatibles as well as offering an upgrodc path for Amiga owners who want to move to a more business-like machine.
FEBRUARY 1993
• MORE PEOPLE MUST GET HARD DRIVES Commodore have done their best
to encourage you. The owner, to gel a hard drive by Introducing
IDE into the low-level Amigas. This makes It far easier, much
cheaper and immensely more convenient to fit a hard drive.
A hard drive makes an enormous difference to your machine. Everything you do, with the exception of playing games and. In many cases, that too.
Becomes quicker and easier. Workbench and all your favourite programs load instantly and are much more usable. Don't hesitate - get a hard drive.
There is one problem Commodore must sort out, and that's warranties. IDE drives are easy to buy and fit yourself, but that's no use If your on-site repair warranty goes down the pan. One solution might be to llrm up the system of official Commodore dealers and oblige these dealers to fll drives at minimal cost, reseal the warranty sticker, and supply drives to Wang, the company that handles warranty repairs, so that on-slte maintenance Is still possible.
M GAMES MUST SUPPORT Two of the most common complaints about a game are 'It's great, but it comes on two disks and ignores my second disk drive' and 'I can't install it on my hard drive'. Irritating, we agree.
However. It will cease to be a problem when games are finally released on
CD. In the long term, therefore, we have to say these two
problems will cease to be an issue.
One that will come increasingly to the fore, however, Is that software will need to support the whole range of Motorola 68xxx processors. There's no longer any excuse (or any kind of program to tail when run with an advanced processor or a co-processor.
• ON WORKBENCH BEING INSTALLED ON ROM CHIP There has been a
movement in favour of the contents of the Workbench disk future
being included on a larger Kickstart ROM. Not a good idea: it
prevents the user customising It and upgrading easily to newer
versions. Hard disks make Workbench perfectly useable.
• COMMODORE MUST INVESTIGATE INTERNAL ROWER SUPPLIES Most
home-computer systems have an In-built power supply, so you can
plug them straight in with just a lead. The Amiga still has
that hideous power 'brick'. Why? The TV modulator has been
Incorporated In the machine, so why not the power supply?
• COMMODORE SHOULD RELEASE AN A2400 There's a clear demand for a
next step up Amiga from the 1200, with a similar specification
but potential for 'In the case' expansion. A specification for
this machine is discussed in more detail above. We don't see
why Commodore don’t plan to produce one.
• THE A4000 SHOULD BE REPLACED BY A NEW MACHINE WITH THE 'TRIPLE
A' CHIP SET.
Again, this Is discussed above. The release of the A1200 has made the A4000 seem ludicrously expensive, but a full 24-bit graphics workstation with the new chip set in would almost certainly restore it to Its position as the Rolls Royce of the Amiga world.
• SCSI MUST BE RECONSIDERED The IDE drive in the lower-end home
Amigas is an absolutely ideal solution, but the workstation
market has different needs. SCSI not only offers faster hard
drives, but also allows access to SCSI-connected graphics
peripherals such as professional scanners.
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SO YOU’VE BEEN waiting for four weeks now with the AMOS program loaded and nothing to run on it?
Feeling a little frstrated? Oh dear, well we'd better start teaching you how to use it then, hadn't we? In this second tutorial we'll be writing a game, as that is one of the things AMOS docs best. We'll make it a simple game, and to keep it even simpler we'll make it so that the program creates its own graphics and sound so you don't have to.
Getting the most from your AMOS Coverdisk Last month we started off our AMOS series by giving you the full program on the Coverdisk. Now we continue with a tutorial for your first real project: our own DIY version of a classic arcade game... FEBRUARY 1993 The game we're going to write is Solo Pong, a ping-pong type game where you play both players and control the paddles with the mouse. This is one of the very earliest type of computer games known to man.
And one of the simplest to write using a modem programming language like AMOS.
The basic idea is that the ball bounces off of the top and bottom of the screen, but if it touches the ends, that's a goal. You stop it touching the ends by batting it away with the paddles. When you finally miss it. The game is over.
STEP BY STEP Our program listing begins in the same way as a lot of AMOS listings, by turning off the text cursor and the mouse pointer. These just get in the way otherwise, and tis our mouse will be controlling the paddles we don't need to see the pointer or the cursor. The two commands we use to do these two things are: Curs Off Hide You could just as easily say: Curs Off : Hide putting them on the same line, but our listing tries to be clear and simple, so we don't use the colon symbol to put commands on the same line unless we have to.
The next thing we do is turn on the ‘double buffer' command. Double buffering is a way of ensuring sprite movement is flicker free and smooth by doing all the sprite moves on an invisible screen before they appear on the visible one. This is all done automatically by the next command: Double Buffer That's all you have to do. From that point on all sprite commands arc done using the double buffer system, ensuring smooth and gliding movement.
Next we have to draw the sprites and grab them into the sprite bank. -AMOS can do this, create sprites or movable objects by grabbing them from the screen.
Equally you can draw them in a sprite editor (as was detailed in the last issue) and load a sprite bank from disk, but it's much much simpler if you can draw simple sprites using AMOS graphics commands and grab them as sprites. We only need two sprites for this program. The bat and the ball. The bat is defined like this: Paper 0 Ink 7 Bar 0,0 To 5,30 The first command sets the paper colour for the game, colour 0 which is in this case black. The Ink command changes the colour of any draw ing operations, which in this case means when we draw the bar in a moment it is colour 7 or a light
grey. The Bar command draws a filled rectangle on the screen using the format: Bar xl,yl To x2,y2 where xl.yl are the co-ordinates of the top left hand comer, and x2.y2 the co-ordinates of the bottom right.
So in this instance we are drawing a rectangle in grey which starts at the top left hand comer of the screen
(0. 0) and is 30 pixels tall and 5 wide. The next line puts a
white line along the left-hand side and the top to make the
bat look a bit 3D. Like so: Ink 2 Polyline 0,30 To 0,0 To 5,0
The Polyline command allows you to draw lines in the
following fomiat: Polyline x,y To x,y To x,y... as many times
as you like. This line starts at the bottom left hand comer
of the Bar we just drew and in Ink colour 2 (white) goes up
to 0,0. Then across to the lop right hand comer at 5.0, Here
is the complete listing for you to type in. Just type it in
exactly as it says down here, being careful to put in any
spaces and punctuation marks correctly.
Once you've typed the program in and saved it to disk, you can run it.
¦ ** Amiga Format Solo Pong ** That listing in full...
• »* Curs Off Hide Double Buffer Paper 0 Ink 7 Bar 0,0 To 5,30
Ink 2 Polyline 0,30 To 0,0 To 5,0 Get Sprite 1,0,0 To 6,31 Cls
0 Ink 2 Circle 5,5,2 Paint 5,5 Get Sprite 2,0,0 To 10,10 Limit
Mouse X Hard(0,0),Y Hard(0,5) To X Hard(0,0),Y Hard(0,165) Cls
0 Pen 4 Locate ,7 Centre “Amiga Format' Locate ,9 Centre
"Presents' Locate ,11 Centre "the very excellent' Pen 3 Locate
,13 Centre 'AF SOLO PONG' Locate ,24 Pen 2 Centre * press a
key * Wave 0 To 15 NOISE Wait Key RESTART: Cls 0 Ink 11 Bar 0,0
To 320,5 Bar 0,194 To 320,200 Ink 2 Bar 160,0 To 165,193 Pen 4
Locate 0,0 Centre ' AF Solo Pong • X=150 : Y=100 DX=Rnd(4)+2 :
DY=Rnd(2)tl Rl=Rnd(10) : If Rl 5 Then DX=-DX R2=Rnd(10) : If
R2 5 Then DY=-DY MAIN: Add X, DX : Add Y,DY : If Y =5 or Y =190
Then DY=-DY Zl=Bob Cold) : Z2=Bob Col (2) : If Bob Col(4) Then
DX=-DX If X =320 Then LOSE : Goto RESTART If X =-20 Then LOSE :
Goto RESTART If ZloO Then DX=-DX : DX=Rnd(5) *3 If Z2 0 Then
DX=Rnd(5)+3 : DX=-DX Y1=Y Screen(Y Mouse) Bob 1,5,Yl,1 Bob
2,310,Yl,1 Bob 3,X,Y,2 : Wait 1 Goto MAIN Procedure LOSE Boon
Pen 3 Centre ' Game Over, Man ' Locate ,24 Centre ¦ press a
key ' Wait Key End Proc Procedure NOISE For L=79 To 0 Step -1
Play 96-(20+(L 2)),0 Wait 1 Next L End Proc Finally we grab the
sprite image with the command: Get Sprite 1,0,0 To 6,31 This is
similar to drawing a bar. But in this case we over shoot the
image by one pixel to make sure it's enclosed by the command,
so rather than 0.0 to 5.30. we go from 0.0 to 6.31. The first
number (in this case
1) tells us which image in the sprite bank that the graphic we
just grabbed will be stored.
The image for the ball is created in very much the same way: Cls 0 Ink 2 Circle 5,5,2 Paint 5,5 First we clear the screen with Cls 0. Clear the screen will colour 0. Then we select Ink 2 (whileI and draw a circle using the circle command. The command follows the form: Circle x,y,r Where x.y is the centre of the circle to be drawn (in this case set to co-ordinates 5.5) and r is the radius, (in this case 2). The circle is hollow when we draw it. So to make it more interesting we fill it with colour using the Paint command. We centre the paint command's attention to the centre of the circle and
voila. One filled circle. Then we grab it w ith the command: Gee Sprite 2,0,0 To 10,10 This grabs the image of the circle into the sprite bank as image 2.
The next line is a little bit incomprehensible, and for the moment you'll have to take this one on trust. We are limiting the mouse movements to ensure it doesn't stray too far up or down. The fine detail on this command can wait for another issue, but for the moment just bang this in: Limit Mouse X Hard(0,0),Y Hard(0,5) To X Hard(0,0),Y Hard(0,165 Now we're back on familiar territory. The title screen is made by clearing the screen and printing up some words. The Locate command positions the by now invisible cursor at a screen location ready for printing text on the screen. It's not
measured in pixels like line drawing or other graphics. It's measured in text characters. So the visible screen in this game (it's only 200 lines tall for our NTSC based overseas readers to enjoy) is 39 wide by 24 characters tall. So the following code: Cls 0 Pen 4 Locate ,7 Centre "Amiga Format" Locate ,9 Centre ¦Presents" Locate .11 Centre “the very excellent" Pen 3 Locate . 13 Centre "A F SOLO P O Locate .24 Pen 2 Centre " press a key " speaks for itself. The space before the comma in the Locate commands should contain a zero, but as in all AMOS commands you can leave figures out and the
program simply assumes you mean nought. Pen sets text colour, in the same way Ink sets graphics colour.
Pen 4 is red. Pen 2 is white, and Pen 3 is a special flashing colour, giving you that nice pulsing effect on the name of the game. The Centre command is like Print, it prints text on the screen. Check out the difference in effect between these two lines in Direct Mode: 53 FEBRUARY 1993 Centre 'Centre Amiga Format" Print 'Print Amiga Format' The Centred text is in the middle of the screen and the Printed text is clinging to the left hand side of the screen.
Next we make a noise, this is created with a Procedure called NOISE. NOISE is not an AMOS keyword but a Procedure, special subroutine which is created by you and activated when we use the word NOISE. The commands contained in the Procedure NOISE is defined at the end of the program. It doesn't matter where you put the Proc definition, as long as it is in the program somewhere. Procs will not be activated unless called with their title. The Wave command is called: Wave 0 To 15 NOISE Wait Key followed by the NOISE title word to run the small subprogram which actually makes the noise. The
Wait Key command waits until a key is pressed on the keyboard before the program moves on. We'll be going into greater depth about sound and music in a later issue of the tutorials.
AF SOLO PONG pi'ess a key Yos, it may not look terribly exciting, but our own arcade gome even has its own load screen. Before too long, we'll show you how to get something on awful lot better-looking by including Deluxe Paint pictures in your programs.
Next wc need to set up the start position of the program. So that each time you fail to keep the ball in play the game will reset to this setup position. To return to the right spot in the program, wc use a ''label", and the name of the label in this case is RESTART. We make a word a label by adding a colon to it like so: RESTART: This is like a bookmark in the program, so at any point we can say: MAIN: Add X.DX : Add Y,DY Then DY=-DY If Y =5 or Y =190 FEBRUARY 1993 Goto RESTART and the program will snap back to this part of the listing. What follows the RESTART label is the commands for
drawing the playing area. So we clear the screen and draw bars on the screen for the edges of the play area, the "net” in the middle (which is purely cosmetic in this case) and the words "AF Solo Pong" at the top of the screen. Notice the spaces either side of the words to leave a gap either side of the lettering when it overwrites the bar. (Try leaving them out and notice the difference.)
Next we must initialise the variables, like X.Y the position of the ball, and DX.DY the vectors telling the ball which direction to go in. We just do this like this: X=150 : Y=100 DX=Rnd(4 *2 : DY=Rnd(2).l Rl-Rnd(10) : If Rl 5 Then DX=-DX R2=Rnd(10) : If R2 5 Then DY=-DY The RI and R2 calculations are simply a random number generated to literally 'get the ball rolling'. If the random number is less than 5 then either or both of the DX and DY vectors are negative. If a vector is negative then the move is either left or up. If it's positive then it's right or down.
Now wc have the main part of the program, which you can see we have labelled MAIN. This is the main program loop, which adds the vectors to the current position of the ball. If Y is equal to 5 or 190 then the ball flips direction: Zl=Bob Cold) : Z2=Bob Col (2) : If Bob Col(4) Then DX=-DX This line goes hand in hand with the lines: If ZloO Then DX=-DX : DX=Rnd 5)*3 If Z2 0 Then DX=Rnd(5)*3 : DX=-DX which come along later in the listing. These test the three sprites or bobs (we'll be going into the difference between sprites and bobs later in the series) to see if they have hit any of the other
objects on screen.
Obviously the two bats can't hit each other, so mainly it'll be testing for the ball hitting one of the bats.
When it does hit the bat rather than the end zone, the ball will then bounce off. Like it docs from the top and bottom of the screen, by flipping the vector from positive to negative or vice versa. So if it's going towards the bat in a negative direction from right to left, and then it hits the bat, the direction will be changed so the ball is going in a positive direction, left to right. A little random spin is put on the ball too at this point using the Rnd(x) command. This ensures that when the ball hits the bats the angle and speed arc never predictable.
If X =320 Then LOSE : Goto RESTART If X =-20 Then LOSE : Goto RESTART These lines test for the ball hitting the end zones at the left and right of the play area. If the X co-ordinate is less than -20 or more than 320 then the ball has made it out of play and the game is at an end. The LOSE Proc This means that if the ball goes higher than 5 pixels from the top or lower than 190 pixels, it will be automatically bounced away, creating the bouncing effect.
The ball sprite is not being bounced off of the bar we drew earlier, it's just a special effect which makes it look as though it is. Next we check the various objects on the screen to see if any of them have collided.
Is activated which runs the following little program, defined at the end of the listing: Bootn Pen 3 Centre * Game Over, Man * Locate ,24 Centre * press a key * Wait Key Boom makes a slow explosion. Pen 3 sets the flashing colour and then Locate and Centre combine to print the end game words at the top and bottom of the screen. The Wait Key command waits until a key has been pressed, then returns us back to the point the LOSE Proc was called. In both cases, the program is then sent off to the RESTART label, starting the game- all over again.
The last part of the game main loop deals w ith the actual movement of the bobs or sprites. YI is told to be equal to the Y position of the mouse. The reason for couching the command in so many brackets the difference between hardware co-ordinates and screen co-ordinates. Unless you convert hardware co-ordinates to screen co-ordinates, when reading the mouse for example, you're pointer will be way off the mark.
After that it's all plain sailing, with the Yl figure- being passed to the Bob command, which updates the position of the bobs every time it goes around the main program loop. Bob I is paddle I. bob 2 is paddle 2 and bob 3 is the ball.
Bob 1,5,Yl,1 Bob 2,310,Yl,1 Bob 3,X,Y,2 : Wait 1 The Wait I on the end of the bob commands is a little pause to slow the ball down a little. Take it out and the ball moves faster than the eye can follow.
Lastly the main loop is closed by the words: Goto MAIN Which sends us back to the MAIN label.
All that's left in the listing are the Procedure definitions. Including the NOISE Procedure: Procedure NOISE For L=79 To 0 Step -1 Play 96-(20.IL 2)),0 Wait 1 Next L End Proc This makes the noise which you hear when the program starts, and it works by using the Amiga's internal sound chip, rather than samples as is normally the case.
The Play command is used in a loop, which takes the variable L down in size from 79 to 0 and uses it in the calculation to produce the noise. We'll go into depth about this when we talk about sound, but play about with it to see what effect it has if you don't use the Wave command, or alter any numbers in the formula.
AND SO___ Now you have a game which is fun to play, but doesn't really go anywhere. Next month we'll be augmenting this program, making it bigger, better and more complex. Based on the principles learned in this basic design. We'll add a two-player mode, more graphics and more sound to make this a playable and amusing diversion. See you then. AMOS type folks. Cj At last a range of Joysticks with looks and performance that comes straight from the Arcade. With prices starting from as little as £13 99. They are seductively transparent to show their internal workings rippling like the muscles of
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Each month, Amiga Format brings you the very best in game reviews. We're committed to telling you exactly what's wrong and right with each game, with no holds barred.
Not long ago we were all punters too, and every one of us has had a nasty experience with a duff game at some time or other. We don't want that to happen to you, so each game we receive has a whole host of tests to pass before it gets our ultimate accolade
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Screenplay It's that just-after-Christmas time of year: a time when all the really big-name games, the ones that everyone hoped would be here in time for Christmas, finally make it. So forward, troops, and take a look at an amazing range of new releases.
Does it play well? Are the graphics worthy of our Amiga super-machine? Is the sound up to scratch? Does it work on ALL Amigas? Will it install to a hard drive?
These are just a few of the challenges a good game could rise to. But still the crap games keep a-coming. What's worse is that we often see tired old garbage rated highly in other mags. Have they no shame? Don't they care about you, the poor innocent punter who shells out hard-earned cash on these white elephants?
FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT FOR ALL YOU'RE WORTH We don't believe anyone else in the Amiga market is qualified to bring you the low-down on the vast range of new titles.
Our team is made up of the some of the hardest-to-please reviewers you could ever find. They've seen it all before, and they've often been on the receiving end - and now it's their turn to answer back with the truth.
Trust us - we're on no-one's side but yours!
THE REVIEWERS Everyone's got their own favourite type of game, and at AF, we put that to good use. We look at each reviewers special skills (and predilictions) and turn them to your advantage. Our chosen experts know what to look for in their favourite genres, and they're much more likely to get offended if they don't find anything worthwhile.
Here's what our team is up to this month... NEIL JACKSON AF's warlike Screenplay Ed is just the man to get conscripted into an all-out war. Find out if he knows how to handle his weapons in HistoryLine.
ANDY NUTTALL Andy’s an adventure-freak, and this month he tests Lucasfilm's stunning new Indiana Jones epic. But is it better than Monkey Island 21 JAMES LEACH A bit of a heavyweight brawler. James is the ideal candidate to take on Streetfighter 2, and win. Find out how badly bruised he was.
TIM SMITH He's football crazy, but never backs a losing side.
Tim joins the Rovers and attempts to take them to the top in Gremlin's new Premier Manager.
MARCUS DYSON Nope, he's not a trainspotter, but he loves to spend his time hanging around on platforms. And he can do a few neat tricks with Tomatoes, too.
CHRIS BUXTON Small but perfectly formed. Chris is a total hard- man. We put him to the test on Lethal Weapon, and watched Mel Gibson run away crying.
WWF European Rampage Tour Last year, there was no hotter property than the wrestlers of the World Wrestling Federation. The videos sold like hot cakes, there were heaps of small plastic figures to be bought and as for the game... well, the game came out of nowhere to be Christmas Number One. But it was a poor game. This year the craze is still going strong: but will we get the game we deserve? Page 64 Indiana Jones - Fate of Atlantis We all know LucasArts can produce a mean graphic adventure game: after all. Monkey Islands 1 and 2 still rate amongst the best games ever created. But it all gets
a bit sticky when it comes down to film licences. Could the fact that they’ve made the plot up themselves help this one along?
Is it destined to be a classic? We'll see! Page 72 Streetfighter 2 Possibly - no, in actual fact positively, definitely and absolutely - the most-hyped, most-anticipated and most street-cred game of the year. It was an enormous hit in the arcades which has left almost everyone in the country drooling in expectation of the imminent arrival of a version for the world's top home computer. But after all, it's just a beat-em-up, isn't it? So can it possibly achieve a decent score? Do we have a top-notch conversion on our hands, or are we going to be sneered at by Super Nintendo owners? Head
for... Page 82 FEBRUARY 1993 Premier Manager A decent football management game? Surely it's a contradiction in terms. A footie sim that's lively and exciting as well as being in-depth, detailed and accurate? Probably quite impossible. That's what we thought and that's where the matter rested: until one day Gremlin popped in to visit and brought with them the answer to a dedicated football fan's prayers. Page 58 Nick Faldo's Championship Golf Golf games come and golf games go and. Surprisingly, many of them are very, very good indeed.
Even if you aren't remotely interested in the real thing, there's something about a golf game that really works. Now PGA Tour Golf plays a blinder while Links looks stunning - but is there a place for a game that does both? Page 90 Football management games have almost been as unpopular as footy managers are in real life, but that's about to change... Earlier on in 1992 ihcre was a conversation in the Amiga Format office that went something like this: "Never, no chance, no way will anyone bring out a decent football management sim'" “Er... w ho cares. Get 011 w ith some work."
"But. There are good flight and driving sims. There's even a good submarine sim. But there isn't a good fixity management sim!” "So w hat?"
"There are millions of people all over the country who know they can do a better job than their team's manager. So w hy is there no decent footy management sim y et. Eh?"
"I don't care and it's deadline!"
"God. You've got about as much perception as Graham Tay lor, you have."
"Watch it!"
And so it went on Then comes ’rentier Manager. It looks great, it doesn't crash when you get to a decent level of attainment, and it includes aspects of 'The Game' other sims of its genre pass by.
Premier Manager Premier Manager puis you in the shoes of the most-hated and most-loved figures in football. Defenders might blunder, strikers might llul’f open goals, midfielders might play hospital passes, but only managers can pull Lineker off w ith 20 minutes to go to howls of derision.
But managers have to start somewhere, and here you start in the GM Vauxhall Conference.
You begin w ith a budget of over £200.000
- a sum dreamt of bv rcal-lile GMVC clubs.
But this is not to be blown on the first decent libero you see on the transfer market. You have to improve the stadium's facilities and safety, plus you have to employ backroom staff, coaches, scouts and so on.
Once the 'money out' is sorted you have to turn to the 'money in' In this case there is stadium advertising to work through. You have 4S ad placings. And making the right deals might keep you clear of your £300.000 ov erdraft limit.
You will probably only check on the upkeep of ads every four or so 'weeks', and once you've set up work on ground improvements. You have to wait for their completion which usually takes two months. This is an area in which you'll be in for a bit of a shock to the bank balance. Working your way from a single safety star rating to two stars costs £50.000. Moving from two to three stars leaps to an awe-inspiring £250.000. But you're not here for the dosh. Oh no.
You're here for the thrill of the game (or the jewellery if your management technique comes from the Allison Atkinson school or the Ly all Keegan 1.
There are two areas in which the game excels. Team selection and training: you don't get lumbered with players who are simply midfielders, defenders and so on. If this was the ease in real football, there would be no Rijkaards, no Platinis and no Pearces - players who can play all over the pitch.
't’ou are given players who are graded on the way they handle I what would Maradonna get .’I. tackle, pass and sluxit This enables you to create players who can specialise, while being able to play elsewhere - you could get attacking left-backs, keepers who tat a pinch) can hold their own in defence and so on You improve players by training them, or by getting your head coach to do it for you.
This is where a great touch comes in. You can OPPONFNIS MM ICM DHI* e,,.?r,F? vnnHr'Fns gjg; ¦ PLRVER TIME SHOT TPCK* SV PRICE 1:03 O O P O 4 BRROSHRU 0:54 O O 4 7 O ESSEX U21 O O 3 10 O SIMPSON 2:24 O O 7 8 O CSSSS" niiS o'i 8 MOPE 2: IS 0 1 3 4 O BERRV 2: IS 0 2 3 4 O CLRVTON 1:48 1 1 2 2 O NfMMHN l: 12 1 1 1 1 O CIRCUIT 1: S7 0 3 3 6 O P«-ORflVE 0:00 0 0 I O O HHHMMN 0:00 0 0 0 0 O TOTRLS 19:48 2 10 31 54 4 Your staff need you, and this neat little telephone thingie makes it so much easier to shout at them.
Two minutes away from the end of the first half, and Bath City are 2-0 down. Great come-backs ahoy?
FOOTBALL _ TACTICIAN 2 coach and train the players individually. You don't have to look on each of them as merely parts of a faceless section of the team. As is essential with any simulation, this adds those elements of personality to the game.
DHVL rHULI I THER T ON PORK 'BOTH CITV (£102321 11' » I HLLl nu U SMALL SCOREBOARD MILL COST 113000__ But of course, as a GMV'C manager, you haven't exactly been given AC Milan's squad to muck around with. And no matter how much training, they will never be able to beat Arsenal with its squad of 'Ultimate' players. Ultimate' is one of the ratings given to players on the transfer market. Other ratings are Hair. Good. V Good and World Class.
" An excellent addition to Amiga games ** To buy players y ou can use a scout (£90 a week, cheers Guvli but this limits you to poaching players from your div ision and division! S) below you. Or you can go on to the transfer market where you have to bid against other managers.
Premier league?
You will normally find Conference and 'part- time' players will go for a song - sing £25K and up when you're winning - hut as soon as you leap into the Second Division (or Third, if you forget (he BskyB and Premier League rubbish) you find yourself staring in the teeth of £600.000 bids. A little unrealistic really when my local Div One club were able to pick up two QPR players from the Premier League for £370.000 the pair in real life. But I guess that this is all about gamcplav.
So once you've chosen your team, dabbled in (he transfer markel and worked oul the finances, it's lime for a game. With I'M you gel (o see w liai your opposition is like in terms of strengths and style of play. Playing styles range from die dastardly 'Long Ball’ or 'Route I' via Attacking. Defending and Passing.
You can also alter your team's formation, so balancing your formation and playing style against the opposition's can take time and thought. But then it's time for you to get on the field of play and suffer as your boys forget everything you've told them. It is here I would like to see a 'team talk' module. I would also like to sec better sound than w hite noise I talk to the Sensiblcs. Gremlin!) And far better ingame graphics.
No matter how much you think that management sims are for footy-addicted trainspotters. The game is still the thing and not the number crunching. Better graphics could (and w ith the A1200 replace 'could' with 'should') be included in a game that is supposed to simulate high-adrenaline action. What we get are some tame vignettes of players in shirts (that you haven't chosen) where the opposition seems to be playing the same colour, tapping balls around in close up in the top tenth of the screen. This is why it falls short of a Formal Gold.
One other grumble: when you think you arc financially stable, you get hit for absurd tines (bringing the game into disrepute - why?
Food hygiene! Faulty floodlights!) That apart.
Premier Manager is an excellent addition to the pantheon of Amiga games. Nicely worked, well thought oul. And play able on an A500!
Tim 'Gashead' Smith 1) Premier Manager Gremlin ¦ £29.99
• (irral training and team selection.
• Stupid fines which you can do absolutely nothing about.
• Transfer fees are unrealistic, hut it does have a good feel for
the game.
• In-game graphics and sound could he impro ed somewhat.
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Britannic Armc ULIIMTE UflMIOI:* They're big on satellite TV. They're even bigger in the good ole US of A, and they’re absolutely tiny on the Amiga. If you bought your Amiga for its graphics, you'll find IVWfs C64 style a real downer.
European Rampage Tour 64 MEEDS 1 MEG FEBRUARY 1993 An insider at Ocean said of their new game. "If you think you're going to get something like last year's crap - forget it!" OK. It speaks volumes about last year's tactics, but maybe we should give this year's offering a chance. After last year's effort, surely Ocean wouldn't unleash another dog on an unsuspecting public. Would they?
Meanwhile, in another dimension, we wake up and smell the coffee. WWF European Rampage Tour arrived too late for our pre- Christmas issue, but in time for the shops' Christmas crush. It w ill sell on the strength of its licence - and not one bad review, until it's too late. Which is unfortunate.
We would've told you so... Those who bought before reading the AF review will have experienced its delights. But for those smart enough to hang on. Read on... The game begins with chrome-effect text screens and two fat uglies shouting "Whadda rush I". Cue sports-show music and flashy logos. A button-push later, you select one of the three types of wrestling match: one- and two-player (ag-ieam. And a two-player practice mode. Then you choose your team from: Randy Savage (snigger, sniggerl. Ultimate Warrior, Hulk The well-known one' Hogan and Bret 'Who he?' Hart. Choose two and select your
controls. Player one uses joysticks or keys, with the second player using the second joystick only.
While fighting you get to read some guff on the wrestlers. After a while this gets annoying. Because you can't skip it. And you have to read the whole tedious thing between each bout. This is made worse because WWF won't recognise an external disk drive. But even this is preferable to what happens next... You find yourself transported to C64-land where the graphics are not the sleek-and- smooth digitised things they were a moment ago. Nope, we’re back to poor-quality, lumpy- pixel sprites and second-rate. 2D backdrops.
When you start moving, the word sluggish springs to mind. Try a run by double-clicking w ith the joystick left or right, and you see an excuse for a running wrestler. If Randv Sav age saw the way he's made to mince along, he'd be looking for a few Ocean heads to bust.
This game is aimed at WWF-influenced kids or those w ith a short attention span and no taste. You can strut around the ring, desper- MttOHO MRM RHMDY SRVHGFT HEIGHT: O Z HEIGHT Sf'tSlbs BORH:Sarasota FL.
FINISHING MANEUVER: Elbow off the top ropes ately trying to find your opponent's collision- detection. Or try a special move. These are entertaining, but seldom useful in a punch-up (the method favoured by the predictable computer opponents). You can roll 011 the floor, or even throw your opponent out of the ring and then jump out on top of him. But it's not really a meal for one. Let alone two players.
Same idea next year?
WWF is a triumph of presentation over game- plav. The theme tunes and effects glide along with the slick opening titles. But that's it.
There are only six opponents to beat twice, then the legion of doom to take and you've won the whole thing. And there are only four guys to choose from on your side. The kids w ill be disappointed - a fact you can judge for yourself when they've given it up by Boxing Day. Happy Last Year, all over again.
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Neil Jackson £ Piracy ICE ¦ £29.99 Piracy, as Robert Maxwell would have told you, is a tricky profession. Admittedly its image has been improved by the pursuits of Guybrush Threepwood and co, but it's still a bloodthirsty way of life for aspiring crusty sea dogs. Except the whole concept's been gloriously sanitised in this strategy cum beat-em-up game.
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With a bit more thought this could have been a promising trading game in much the same way as Elite was. In effect it's inordinately tedious. The fighting sections are shoddily executed with sluggish controls, the sea journeys are boring, the adventuring content is minimal and the trading's duff. I can find little to recommend this game except that one of the islands is called Melon.
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Fit Itfi » Women swoon over him, men envy him and every movie executive in the world wants him.
But Amiga Format tracked down Chris Buxton and got him to review Ocean's... Ho hum. Another movie tie-in. Well, the Lethal Weapon movies have been around for about four or five years now. And show no signs of getting any more original with age. They're based around two cops with contrasting characters - a placid family man and a wild, disrespectful renegade
- who. Braving every cliche in the book, overcome their
differences, work together to fight corruption and have a few
jokey male-bonding scenes along the way. Usually at a hot-dog
stand. Hollywood thought long and hard about this one. Oh dear,
this is all getting a bit cynical. Still, let's take a look
at the facts.
FEBRUARY 1993 Action men Successful action movie becomes computer game. Any votes for a complex simulation? A Monkey Island-style adventure? How about a platform shoot-cm-up then? Staying true to the film's lack of innovation, the programming team have come up with a good old left-to- right. Scrolling platform game. But. Let’s face it originality was never an essential quality for a great game.
777»»‘ NEEDS 1 MEG The plot is based loosely on the three films and the main characters look roughly like Mel Gibson and Danny Glover. The action starts off in police headquarters where Riggs and Murtaugh (Gibson and Glover) have to solve three cases in order to get a special assignment. When they finish the special assignment they get drafted into Internal Affairs and go after some corrupt big-w igs in the force who've been selling off confiscated firearms (yes. A little bit of politics, there).
The first three cases can be attempted in any order but the manual recommends that you take case one first, then case two and finally case three. So much for freedom of choice.
There's another decision to be made before you can get down to action - which of the cops to have. Riggs is better at hand-to-hand combat. While Murtaugh carries a more powerful gun. But again the game dictates your choice.
Some levels are full of extra ammunition, so you'd be a fool to pick Riggs and his weedy gun. In other levels the ammo’s thin on the ground so Murtaugh is out of the question.
Lethal Weapon Sewer bound With your 'selections' made it's off to the first case. The dynamic duo must capture the profits of a drug cartel that are stashed on a ship at the harbour. The second case has them exploring the city's sewers searching for terrorist bombers, and in the third they've got to rescue an informant from a derelict factory.
The object of each mission may differ but they all play in the same way. The standard mix of running along shooting heavies, jumping on to moving platforms and picking up power-ups and energy refills doesn't change from level to level. The enemies always appear in the same places. They always fire in the same way. There's an easy route across the platforms, or you can risk losing a life and go for a hard-to-reach bonus or power-up. And after a couple of levels, at the end of each case, there's a boss villain who needs a massive load of hits to destroy.
So far all this scents OK. And it is. The graphics are crisp and the locations look good
- more colour and some parallax wouldn't have hurt, though. The
music's not bad and the sound of the thudding impact of the
bullets is THE CASE OF THE MYSTERIOUS PLATFORMS All over the
city strange platforms were appearing. Riggs and Murtaugh smelt
a conspiracy... h aa aa THE EARTH YEAR 2254, THE PLANET SKARO
DAVROS, IN THE PRESENCE OF THE EMPEROR DALEK, ADDRESSES HIS
BATTLE COMMAND suitably gruesome. But after an hour of plug
ging away you begin to get the impression that there isn’t a
whole lot to Lelluil Weapon.
There's nothing worse than a bad guy wielding several sticks of dynamite. Especially when he's standing guard over the only two extra cartridges you’ve managed to find in the whole level.
When you’ve overcome the initial urge to race through every level with guns blazing you’ll find the only way to make it through a case with your lives intact is to plod along w aiting for an enemy to appear, dodge their fire, take ’em out and go on to the next one.
“ A desperately average game that's almost identical to every other platform game around * The platforms' layout make things tricky and when you first go through a level it's hard to tell if some are platforms or are just part of the scenery - until you plummet off screen and lose another life.
Once you know w here to go and w hen to shoot, the game gets frustrating because you just want to get on with it and not have to w ait around for the right moment to fire or jump.
All this timing and practice is what platform- ers are all about, so what's the problem? Well, when it becomes irritating instead of challenging you know the game's not for you. If the game had played a bit quicker, had a few more enemies here and there, maybe (Heaven forbid!) Tried something new it could be something more than what it is There are no deep, or even shallow puzzles and even the slightest hit of detective work would make the game interesting. As it is there's only one route Ihrough each of the levels and the occasional door switch to push, and it's never a million miles aw
ay from the door.
All these nigglv points show just what an ordinary game Lethal Weapon is It isn't badly programmed, it all works very slickly and will probably give anyone who buys it a few days' fun. But there's nothing impressive about it all
- even as it stands, a simultaneous two-player mode could have
rescued it. No. It's just a desperately average game that's
almost identical to every other platform game you've bought,
played and can now sec on sale at £9.99 on a budget label.
If you're thinking about buying this because you're a fan of the films, you'll find little to link the game with the movie apart from a nice picture of Mel. Danny and the stumpy one with grey hair who's not done any thing decent since Railing Hull on the box.
I What about Goodfellas.'' - £' .) If you're thinking about buying this because you want another platform shoot-cm-up. Think again.
What's here is nothing new and you already have something similar in your software stash. Technically it would he at home on an 8-bit console, not an Amiga. These sort of games need to be noisy, dazzling, fast and frantic, as the console ads on TV scream at us.
And sadly this game hasn't kept with the pace.
Chris Buxton O Lethal Weapon Ocean ¦ £25.99
• I ninspircd platform shoot-cm-up that feels like you’ve plaved
it before. A do en times.
• I ninspircd platform shoot-em-up that feels like you've... ooh.
I’ve just had an incredible feeling of deja-vu.
• No frills in the presentation but graphics look good enough and
the in-game music is pretty good too.
• Not abysmal, not outstanding and not really worth it.
I 64% Dalek Attack Alternative ¦ £15.99 It was way back in 1963 that William Hartnell, the first Doctor Who. Emerged from his police box Tardis. And a whole generation of impressionable young children spent much of their lives cowering behind the couch, peeking out now and again to see how the most famous Time Lord in the universe was faring in his battles against the Daleks, the Cybermen. The Yetis, the Autons, the Ice Warriors and various other intergalactical bad guys.
FEBRUARY 1993 So it's strange, in many ways, that it has taken so long for The Doctor to find his way on to your Amiga screen in the form of Dalek Attack. The action is set in the year 22S4 when the Daleks and their evil creator Davros have taken over the world. Their evil plot is to turn the planet into a munitions factory to supply the Dalek armies.
The Doctor must thwart their terrible aims by running around a series of platforms, blasting various baddies and rescuing hostages. It's worth mentioning here that not all the enemies are Doctor Who originals but include Ninjas and others who have absolutely nothing to do with the TV series. Anyway, after a promising introduction level. Dalek Attack is a tad disappointing.
Although the graphics are well drawn and the music is of a reasonably suitable variety, the character animation is none too hot. Basically it's the gameplay that really lets down Dalek Attack.
It would be better if it wasn't a shoot-em-up, and even better still if it wasn't so predictable - whenever you walk through a door there's inevitably a couple of Daleks waiting to exterminate you.
Actually there's an important aside here. Daleks roll around on wheels, they are incapable of jumping, so how the hell do they get up stairs. Obviously they can't And if they can't how did they take over the Earth. Not much good just taking over the downstairs bit of the Earth, is it?
Anyway, this is only an average game, admittedly at a good price. But as anybody who has taken a serious interest in Time Lords will tell you. The essential point about Doctor Who is to outwit the enemy by skillful use of time travel, and sonic screwdrivers, and by having pretty women as assistants and cute mechanical dogs called K-9. So this would have been a better game if K was an adventure instead of a shoot-em-up.
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In the Iasi couple of years LucasArts have made rather a good name for themselves with their graphical adventure games, ever since the success of Loom, followed by The Secret of Monkey Island and then the aw esome sequel Monkey Island 2. Following on from the runaway success of the latter game, they have taken SCUMM and iMUSE (the story and music systems from Monkey Island
2) and applied it to a film licence.
"Film licence!". I hear you cry. Well, yes
- not all of them have to be disks worthy of After Monkey Island
2, the Amiga world has waited with bated breath for the next
adventure from LucasArts. Indy's back, and this time he's
brought SCUMM with him... Indiana Jones and the Fate of
Atlantis 72 FEBRUARY 1993 Indy isn't as thick as his macho
features make out - a square peg in a round hole is no match
for him... nothing better than reformatting. For one thing, it
s not really a licence, because there isn't actually a film
that it's based on -
t. ucasfilm enjoyed doing the previous Indy games so much, they
thought they would make up a plot for another one. And though
previous Indy games were less impressive, this is just what
you you would expect from LucasArts.
IMUSE-ing storyline The game begins with a classy film-style introduction and then a bizarre rendition of the Indy theme tune plays in the slrange-bul- excellent iMUSE system. While this goes on Indy makes his way down through several levels of an abandoned college, trying to locate a missing statue. You control Indy at this point, but you don't have to solve anything just yet.
The reason he's after the statue is that it contains a small bead made from a special metal, which can be used in a similar way to Plutonium. If this bead gets into the wrong hands, a bomb might be made which could level out the odd country or two.
When the game proper starts, the similarity to Monkey Island 2 becomes apparent straightaway. Because the same story system is used, the screen layout is very similar, and the same keys are used throughout. This is a good thing, however, because the original system was great to use. And Monkey Island 2 players will feel instantly at home.
One addition to the story system is the fist-fight. Several manoeuvres are available should you gel into a scrap, and these are operated via the mouse or keypad - if your Amiga has a keypad, that is. If the idea of fisifighting doesn't appeal to you don't worry, because you can take three different paths through the story and only one of them has you constantly bashing your way through the adventure.
Each path involves different actions on your part, and meeting different people, but all three paths have the same ultimate goal - to reach the lost continent of Atlantis. The first is the 'Team' path, where you team up with the lovely Sophia, ex-colleague turned psychic, and combine your skills to reach the end. At some points during the game you will need to control Sophia herself, and the inventory display automatically switches to Sophia's possessions - another great touch.
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Action adventure Whalevcr path you choose, a huge variety of scenes and challenges await you. These are sometimes funny, sometimes frustrating, but never, ever dull.
The puzzles arc very well thought-out. With some exquisite, subtle elements that give you a real kick when you solve them. Also, some action elements arc mixed in with the adventure, such as controlling a balloon across a desert, and guiding a submarine through murky waters. Those of you who arc horrified by the thought of arcade scenes in your adventures, don't be - they are few and far between, and merely serve as a break from the puzzles.
The story is littered with elements that are genuinely funny, far more than just being thereto break up the monotony - check out the scene at the hotel in Monte Carlo where Madame Sophia is holding a seance. The lights have suddenly gone out. And you must make yourself into a ghost by using a bed- sheet. A scary mask and a flashlight. The ensuing scene is nothing short of hilarious, one of those points when you're really glad that you bought the game. We didn't feel, though.
I: f- ' A typical arcade sequence from Indy - keep the balloon away from the ground and fly south... that it was a good idea to include a picture of the scene here - it would spoil the surprise for those of you who will play it.
There's no doubt about it. LucasArts have done it again. Fate of Atlantis is a huge, stunning graphical adventure based on the already tried-and-testcd SCUMM format. The story is imaginative, the puzzles are well-constructed, and the gameplay is smooth and slick. As w ith all multi-disk graphical adventures, it's necessary to swap disks constantly when playing from floppy disk. This is unfortunate. But it shouldn't put you off the game, and it's yet another good reason for saving up to buy that hard drive you've been promising yourself.
If any criticism were to be made it would probably be that the storyline is quite linear, in that each puzzle must be completed before- moving on to the next. This is noticeable here because we were spoiled with Monkey Island 2 and its highly non-linear approach.
It's a minor point, anyway, and shouldn't put you off buying what is one of the best Amiga adventures ever.
Andy Nuttall O
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lover of Psygnosis puzzle games that come oul around Chrislmas
lo sit up and play close alleniion. Just look at iheir track
record. In 1990 there was Lemmings, in 1991 there was Oh No!
More Lemmings, and now in 1992 there is Lemmings 2 and Hill’s
Tomato Game. You can bet it's more fun than lots of things
that are less fun than it... So Steve Squirrel has nicked your
bird, and you have to rescue her. It's terrible how these
computer games reinforce macho sexual stereotyping isn't it?
The rescue involves climbing this kind of magic beanstalk
plant that Sigmund Squirrel lives up. Along the way you arc
required to tackle various screens that require you to get
from side A (the left) to side B (the right). Sounds simple
doesn't it? Bul the clever coders at Psygnosis have put
various obstacles in your way. And the only way to avoid these
hardships is to strategically place various props' around the
screen.
These props are the ludicrously alliterative frumulous (?) Fan. The tomato trampoline. Jeremy jack in the box and the blocking box. Once you launch Trevor he interacts with these props' in a manner that can cither facilitate his traversing of the screen or lead him to complete liquidation. The choice is yours.
FEBRUARY 1993 Bills Tomato Came Psygnosis ¦ £25.99 If you were a tomato, and you fell off the back of a lorry (no. I mean you really fell from the back of a moving, heavy-goods vehicle) the best you could really hope for is to become low-salt ketchup. At least if you were a conventional tomato, that is. Terry and Tracv are no ordinary tomatoes though. They arc the hero heroine of this new puzzler from Psygnosis. Our Tom and Trace simply bounce- down the road in a manner more befitting those little 25p dayglo balls you gel in bargain stores. Until the appearance of one Sammy Squirrel that is.
By now you will have realised that alliteration is the order of the day. In this sickeningly cute scene-setting story.
But Simon, sorry Sammy, abducts Tamara, sorry Tracy and Timothy, sorry Terry has to rescue her. Not only is this a preposterous premise (see. Even I'm getting the hang of it now) for a puzzle game, but it's completely irrelevant too. All I can say for the entire intro to Bill's Tomato Game is that it's best avoided.
Problem is that you can't. No amount of mouse clicking or joystick fire-button pressing will cut short this tedious tale.
Tedious intro AH! Some action at last, once the nicely animated. But tedious intro is over it's lime lo Play Bill's Excellent Tomato Game. Did I say excellent? Well it is. Psygnosis put out many games in the course of the year, most of them Game Lucky escape The game escapes the problems of the usual sct-it-up-and-lct-em-go puzzle games by letting you stop Terry in his tracks and set him off again with a simple click of the mouse button. Indeed some screens actually require you to send an initial tomato salvo, let him trigger a switch, then send another to complete the screen.
A time limit decides your success on each screen and until this is exceeded you have an inexhaustible supply of tomatoes. Which is for the belter really, because some of these screens are not quite as easy as they might be. In fact some of them are complete sons of female dogs. Altogether. Psygnosis have managed to do something original once again. There's no chance of this ever being as successful as Lemmings, but for many an hour of taxing distraction. You couldn’t do much better than this Marcus Dyson PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL MASTERS t}* Super Super Heroes Compo Psygnosis celebrate the
impending Super Heroes game with a fantastic competition.
Ncx! Monih secs ihc release of Super Heroes, a bcal-cm-up wilh a difference form Psygnosis. The difference is lhal before you do bailie in this game you gel io con- stmct your own superhero. You can do good and fight for God.
Justice and the American way with a range of super powers of your own choosing. And with all the options on offer it's possible to create more then 800.000.000 men of steel, which is more than Marvel and DC ever did. Both put together.
Have you ever wondered how they do those special effects in ihe superhero films and television programs'? If you have.
Psygnosis are offering you the chance to find out. The lucky (and knowledgeable) winner will get a family ticket to the Granada TV Studios. Five super hero videos and a copy of the Super Heroes game, all courtesy of Psygnosis.
Fourteen lucky runners-up will win copies of the game too.
All you need to do is know Lex Luthers from Luther Vandross' and you could scoop yourself a fantastic prize. As you know, every superhero has an alter ego. A disguise they use when they go to do ihe shopping at Sainsbury's. Or down the local launderette. All you need to do is tell us which superheroes go by the names below. And look out for a full review of Super Heroes from Psygnosis soon in Amiga Formal.
THE QUESTIONS Name the super hero equivalents of these mere mortals: 1 Clark Kent 2 Bruce Wayne 3 Reed Richards THE RULES Same as always: we can't enter, our relatives can't enter, and anyone we've told the answers to can't enter. Batman and Superman can't enter either, so that leaves you. Enter now.
THE ADDRESS Once you've remembered the answers, scrawl them on a postcard and send them to: Is it a Bird? Is it a plane? No it's the Amiga Formal Super Heroes compo.
Amiga Formal 30 Monmouth Street Bath Avon. BA I 2BW Football Masters is the very latest Multi-Manager Football Simulator for 16 bit computers. After 5 years of development we are proud to announce the release of the most comprehensive football management game ever. This is the fourth and final revision . H's waiting to test your skills right nou! Features Include:-_ Multi-Manager game for 1 to 4 Players Three levels of difficulty Choose six from fifteen Tactics The player Formation routine is the most versatile ever created You can inspect nearly all Opponents Statistics and you can see all
Pitch Sizes Match highlights minute by minute, make substitutions or team changes at any time Uve Injuries, yellow red cards and named goalscorers. Match Report with possession, number of shots etc. Full UK and European Cup itinerary Includes FA. League. Zenith Data. Autoglass. European. Cup Winners and UEFA Cups. All cup match rules have been made as accurate as possible. Two leg ties, Extra time. Away goal rule, Seeded draws. European Mini Leagues etc You can physical participate in any Penalty Shootout, fully animated graphics, controlled by joystick and or mouse.
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High quality printer facilities to list all the vital information. Masses of historical statistics on past games, players and manager Realistic Gate Capacities and Ground Improvements Quick game data load and save All screens updated quickly and displayed in a pleasant format, which is easy to use and comfortable to read Fully mouse operated Printed instruction booklet with plenty of diagrams An Editor is available (as an extra) to add flexibility to the new or saved games An options screen allows some of the above to be switched off if so desired Others not mentioned above include Show All
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Blanka. Dhalsim. Edmund Honda and.
Worst of all. Ken. And you could be about to subject your Amiga to this.
The idea is simple. You choose one of eight characters, each with different skills and Streetfighter 2 These, presumably, are fans of the Streetfighter contest who disagree over the relative merits of their fave characters.
So they've resorted to settling their dispute in the time-honoured manner of rumbling in a park.
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There are seven skill levels per player, giving a total of 49 possible different combat “ It's the best beat-em-up on Amiga. Get it, get good at it and have a large amount of fun * A1200 VERSION - If you've got an A1200, forget it. Forget this version of Streetfighter 2, anyway, because it's one of those few games that doesn't work with the machine. But fret worry and pine not. There's a special A1200 version being written at the ratings for each fight between two contestants.
These arc the key to the bizarre longevity of Streetfighter 2. After a couple of hours practice. You'll be able to beat anybody when your skill is seven and theirs is zero. Bul working your way up through the levels until you're on zero and they're on seven will drive you mad with frustration.
Summer fight city Each player has his. Her or its own special moves. Putting these in was a brilliant touch by CapCom. And it's what makes the game A FISTFIGHT AWAY moment. It's been reported as having 256 colours on screen, and the speed of a gazelle with a train to catch.
Streetfighter 2 A1200 version will be covered separately in Amiga Format, so watch out for that in the near future.
PAIN AS AN ARTFORM Chun Li is the fastest fighter of the eight. She's at her best in the air. Where she can kick repeatedly, and even stamp on folks' heads. But her most lethal move is the 100-foot kick. This flashes out in front of her, and will cause repeated damage to any fool sad enough to wander into its range.
Chun Li's weak point is her stunnabilrty. Two or three good smacks will knock her out, allowing you to give her a serious shoeing.
Ken (and Ryu) can summon the forces of nature into a fireball, which, with a flick of the wrists, can be directed at the opponent. The recipient can either leap over it block it or take it in the mush.
Ken and Ryu also have the Dragon Punch, which protects them from the air. But their weakness is their mid-range. Most of the others can hurt them before Ken and Ryu can get close enough to do any damage back.
E Honda is tough, and he's got a wicked 100-hand slap. It's like Chun U's foot thing, and woe betide any fool who gets in the way. The way to beat Honda is to take to the air and leap on him with a fusillade of kicks. Easily said, but our rubber chum.
Dhalsim finds it difficult to bend his un-natural way around E's blubber, which causes all manner of problems. Luckily he can resort to using Yoga Noogies, a humorously vicious form of attack.
EB* &2upeuiaeTCJt Zangief. The Russian meathead, gets a lucky hit on the best character. Blanka - best according to the unofficial AF opinion poll, that is. He's the only non-human, and he's as hard as nails (usually).
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Great. For example. Ryu and Ken blast firc- bolts. Blanka electrifies himself and Dhalsim indulges in a harmful spot of yoga flame.
Apart from the specials, each character fights in a different manner anyway. Some are better in the air. Some are better at punching and some kick like the very devil. Their relative speeds vary as well. Chun Li is certainly the fastest, but is easily stunned. Zangief is slow but practically unslunnable. Blanka will happily chew your head and E Honda is offensively fat. The game is done in such a way so that every player is about equal overall, but vastly different in their specific characteristics.
Of course, if you like a fair fight. Ken and Ryu arc similar. The only difference is that Ken sports blond locks, w hile Ryu is more of a dark horse, with an attractive headband. When it comes to fighting they're exactly the same.
Both can do firebolts and hurricane kicks.
So what about the two-player mode? Well.
With a couple of humans behind the joysticks (or Mega Drive joypads - sec below), it's the best beat-em-up on the Amiga. The massive sprites, speed and endless variety all help, but there's something else. Something it s not easy to put your finger on. Something mysterious.
(Gel on wilh il - Ed.) An indefinable playability w hich keeps you and a chum there after the rest of the human race has gone to bed.
There are so many playing styles, techniques and touches that you only pick up once you've been play ing a while. Some folk go for FEBRUARY 1993 WILL YOU EVER REACH THE END EITHER?
The Super Nintendo (whatever that is) has six buttons, as well as the directional control. Three buttons control the kicking (soft medium and hard) and likewise, the other three control the punches.
The Amiga doesn't have this number of irritating clicky things on its joysticks, so how are the multitude of moves reproduced? Punches are done by pressing the fire-button. Or moving towards the enemy and pressing fire, but kicks are controlled by pushing away from the enemy and hitting fire.
It works much better than you'd think and is only a problem for those who are used to playing the Super Nintendo version. So it isn't a problem for us normal folk at all. Really.
If you want, though, you can even kick your kid brother off his Mega Drive and use the joypads from that. Now, of course, you get two fire-buttons; one for punching and one for kicking. It is better than a joystick, but if you swap between the equipment too much your playing skills will suffer.
Jabbing leg-kicks. Others prefer flying punches and aerial assaults. You soon get lo know your human opponents' little regular tricks, but it's the sw ines who vary their approach, drawing you into their lethal range before smacking your tiny head in. Who are really annoying.
Does it wok?
Streetfighter 2 is a lot of fun. That much is certain. It looks nice and plays far belter than it looks. There's so much in il thal you can spend a long time just gelling lo know what's possible, and what ihe bcsl moves are against certain attacks. Pulling someone diminutive like Chun Li against a large person like Zangief can lead to the most dreadful of battles. With speed versus brawn being the crux.
The only thing wrong wilh it is that the sprites' huge size makes it a bit jerky at limes.
It's not too bad. But just enough to be noticeable. And to get a bit annoying after a prolonged playing session. People whiz around the screen very quickly, but there don't seem to be many updates as they do so.
So il only occasionally looks magic, ihe way they fly around. It's not a big point, but it docs mean that Slreeifighler 2 doesn't quite earn a Formal Gold. It's certainly the best fighting game on Amiga, and no mistake. Gel
il. Get good at il and have a large amount of two-player fun.
James Leach O I V ery impressive graphics, (ireat backdrops and massive sprites.
I Wide variety of players and skill-levcls. With some seriously good opponents later in Ihe one-player game.
I Lots of moves, blocks, counters and combat skills make the game different every lime you play.
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Tol (Work) Tel (Homo) Which computer(s). If any, do you own? .. ft I kOt rfl x«ri 4Kri ff» cnarxje I nm nlyr. R* ;o«ccf W y* mi ncrmiw It's all about leading a bunch of rats to their deaths at the hands of a major character from The Simpsons, with a hideous Rat-Krunch- Matic machine. What larks. What dead rats.
What a great leap from Krusty!
Krusty's Super Fun House Ask any Simpsons fan and ihey will tell you it's not just Bart, Lisa. Homer.
Marge and Maggie (the main characters) that make the show worth going to a BskyB-owning friend's house to watch. It's the subsidiary characters too: people like Itchy 'n' Scratchy, and Krusty the clown.
FEBRUARY 1993 Well, now there’s a game based on the latter character. Krustv's Super Fun House is a good-looking, nicely thought-out platform game which should be able to keep the most jaded of gamers on their toes for a while.
The first point to bear in mind here is that you should not judge the game by the case of level one - and boy oh boy. Is it easy. This is just a test level which gets you acclimatised to the control system and a few of the puzzles and tricks that will assault you in later levels.
In fact, the way in which the levels are set up is nicely thought-out too. You move Krusty about a few platforms, each of which contains a number of doors. Simply stand outside a door, soak in the strangely menacing music, press the firc-button and in you go to one of the sub-levels. Then all you have to do is to play a kind of reverse Troddlers Lemmings in which you have to lead a bunch of rats to their deaths at the hands of a major Simpsons character. Like Troddlers you have to make use of 44 A Simpsons spin-off that looks excellent and has some neatly thought out levels too 99 blocks to
achieve this aim. Unlike Troddlers you have to search for these blocks along your way - and this search becomes more difficult with the later levels.
"Ha ha" said the clown Killing the rodents is not the end of the level though. Once this is done, you have to search for some power-ups and hidden levels. Once all this is cleared up. You exit the level, and the door is locked behind you. Lock all the doors, and move up a level. "Easy! Ha. Ha. Ha!"
Nope! Even though Krusty can leap twice his height and pick up loads of ammo, you will be foxed by the puzzles that build up and up.
The game looks excellent, there's some great use of colour and neatly designed levels, but it’s let down by strange parallax scrolling and (once again, when will programmers gel this right?) Poor collision detection. Time and time again we see Krusty hanging off the last pixel of a platform: certainly he does a well-animated wobble as he hangs there, certainly he looks worried, but even more certainly he shouldn't be in the position in the first place.
Despite the moans Krusty’s Super Fun House is a mightily enjoyable piece of Amiga gameplay. Once you've got over the initial amazement that Krusty himself can outleap Bob Fosbury from a standing start, you will find yourself coming back for more and more.
Tim Smith h Krusty's Super Fun House Accolade ¦ £25.99
• Another decent off-shoot of The Simpsons'.
• The in-game music is distinct!) Strange, almost worrying. Which
makes up for the lack of in-game sound effects.
• (Graphicall it's very, very impressise.
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M) 85% kWSMA’T purOPRESS fyS OF T W A R E Joe and Mac: Caveman
Ninja Elite ¦ £24.99 Here's a prehistoric game in which you
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their trendy underwear.
Armed only with a trusty set of axes, your cavemen set off fighting their way through 13 levels of colourful, cartoon-style fun. Murdering and maiming T-Rexes everywhere they go (and we wonder why dinosaurs became extinct).
With clear graphics and well-drawn backdrops the game almost stands off the screen. Unfortunately the game is a bit shallow, your cavemen amble along and the levels are linear and allow no exploration. These factors reduce the enjoyment value of the game and spoil an otherwise excellent product.
Dave Paget O Waxworks Accolade ¦ £34.99 You're fifth in the long line of twins and you've discovered, after your Uncle's death, that one twin has disappeared at four points in your family's history. Before he died your Uncle made a wax exhibit of the location where the four disappearances occurred, such as Ancient Egypt and 1888 London.
Each exhibit holds the key to a curse on your family, and you must enter into each waxwork and solve the four different mysteries. Each exhibit has excellent graphics, and the locations are viewed in a first-person perspective, 3D style. Interaction with the game's characters and puzzles is similar to that of a role-playing game, with objects to pick up and use and nasties to slay.
Waxworks is packed with atmosphere which is enhanced by wondrous graphics. Some of the scenes are quite gruesome, so think twice before buying it for kids, but for someone who's partial to a bit of schlock-horror it's not bad at all - if a tad overpriced.
Andy Nuttall S THE NEW ADI JUNIOR. A HEAD START FOR THE UNDER 5s “ Hamlet, that. Oh yes. Leam to read at 4' i and not even the Bard is hard. And that's no Winter's tale... My Ariel-like buddy Adi Jnr. Taught me. There I was. Sat at the computer, and hey presto! He appears and whisks me off to his magical world packed with word games.
He’s always around to help me oul - he even sends word back to Mum and Dad and tells them how I'm scoring so they can ask the school to lend a hand.
Adi's such fun to play with. He's the perfect learning tool (or any of us-(rom tender 4 year olds right up to ancient 7 year olds - and everything he teaches fits in with the National Curriculum.
Back to Hamlet. Wonder why he was named after a cigar? Now that really is the question...” Since the release of Leaderboard, software companies have been computer golf game. Have Grandslam Once again, as the great tradition of Amiga golf games continues, we are invited to tread the fairways courtesy of Grandslam. The company responsible for games like Liverpool and England Football.
Those titles weren't exactly God's gift to Amiga games, so it came as a surprise to find that Golf is pretty good. In fact, it's very good.
Does it give good golf?
So. After PGA Tour Golf and Links, what can Grandslam come up with? The answer is a happy medium. Links is slow, but hardened golfers will play it for its sheer realism. PGA Tour is faster, but the graphics aren't great - still workable, but not stunning. Nick Faldo's Nick Faldo's ? Championship Golf FEBRUARY 1993 TAKE YOUR SHOT HERE... When hitting the ball, the white bar travels from left to right. Click once in the wrist snap area to add 10 per cent power to your shot then double-click in the shot area to hit the ball straight.
Wrist snap area Shot area When you move the mouse over_ this bar, the extra options pop out.
Lulli B %•' Select your 11 u| club by clicking on one of these icons.
!hT ?iU 31 £L Your skill 71 T | with the !ll selected club is shown by this bar.
- The current lie of your golf ball.
This is the overall wind direction.
A map of each hole is displayed here, with the wind directions.
IF YOU FIND YOURSELF A BIT TEED OFF... ...simply read through these details to find out how to play.
Click on either of these two arrows to alter your direction by a few degrees.
Faldo Golf is fasl and good-looking, allhough the graphics aren't as good as those in Links.
Presentation is polished, with plenty of options available via the options screens. These make good use of colour and bas-relief (metallic 3-D effect), and are easy to use.
When playing the full game, there arc two courses to choose from, which may be played using stroke or match-play rules. Space is provided for up to eight human players' names, while eight computer opponents are provided with varying skill levels. You can choose up to four of these 16 players to do the rounds.
Let's play a round After player selections comes the club selection screen. Each human player must select a number of clubs (up to 13) from those available. A nice touch here is the skill meter next to each club, which shows how good a player is with that club. Although the levels are set randomly at first, they move depending on the player's skill - so if you play well with a I- iron. The level will gradually rise for I-iron as each shot is played. These player attributes may be saved along with other match data.
The first thing that hits you is the slick way everything fits together. The screens are easy on the eye - which is good because you don't have to look far to view the map. Find your current lie. Or any other information.
Once on the first tee. You will notice two shaded bars on the right and left-hand sides of the screen. Moving the pointer into these will bring up the menus. The first is the club selector. Where you choose the club you want for your next shot: the second is a small map of the current hole, and all relevant positions of obstacles. Also, you can view the current lie of the ball, and the wind strength and direction.
Depending on the shot, you can adjust your stance to open or closed. This will help '-I'X'Y5 ' fim fMtll HflME MUTTS MljQQO] £ WOOD Esluooo] 4 WOOD • l irom l£l IRQ fill 131IRQMI This is the role-playing element of the game. As you play, the better you do with a particular club, the stronger you will be with it in future. Here, you can choose the stronger 13 clubs.
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it for a chip shot. Taking the shot is simple to understand,
but difficult to master.
If you selected Amateur play, not only arc the clubs easier to use. But after each shot you are given the option of taking the shot again (Mulligan), or moving to the new ball position.
This is great for beginners, because you can practice a difficult shot until you get it righl.
Having mentioned the uppers, let's look at the downers - bul they're only niggly crilicisms. The firsl is thal you can't quit from the options screens, so if you make a wrong selection -
* * Faldo's presentation beats all other Amiga golf games * such
as choosing one player instead of two - you have to choose your
clubs and go into the game before pressing Escape to return to
the original options.
After you've zipped through the options and had a knock-around. You will probably lum to the training mode. This gives you a selection of shots to practice. As you successfully complete each shot you’re presented with another, more difficult version - and Nick Faldo himself (well, a crude representation of his head) talks you through.
Although the trainer idea is good, there is one flaw. While Nick explains what you must do to complete the shot, he doesn't actually yvuur advise you on your mistakes. In the putting section, if you miss the hole, he says "Work your shoulders more." Now this doesn't really mean anything for two reasons: one. Nick offers this reply regardless of the direction or strength of your shot, and two. You have no option to "work your shoulders more" anyway.
This applies to the oilier training modes. A better idea would have been to store a few more phrases which could he used to actually help a player who has made a simple error, such as not correcting his stance or choosing the wrong club.
Finally, the gamc- play is limited in that you can't look ahead lo the position of your ball, so when you've made your shot you don't really know if it's good or not. This is an oversight. Because it would have been simple to display the ball's position on the map.
Faldo, though, is both fun and playable.
It's highly competent compared to other top Amiga golf games, it beats them as far as presentation is concerned and il has an excellent multi-player option. Playing a round with your friends has never been more addictive.
Andy Nuttall O Mick Faldo's Golf Grandslam ¦ £34.99 Brilliantly slick presentation, hacking up excellent graphics and good sound effects.
I Current skill levels w ith particular clubs may be saved to disk, and then reloaded at a later time.
I As quick as PGA Tour, with graphics that almost match those of Units.
90% THE NEW ADI JUNIOR. A HEAD START FOR THE UNDER 5s “Cor! Uttle old me - 4 ' i if I’m a day-and already a dab hand at this Maths lark... Of course it's easy peasy thanks to ADI Jnr.. my extraterrestial chum. He's always on hand to help as I toddle through yet another funtastic counting game on the computer.
He even conjures up reports on my scores for Mum and Dad so they can ask the teacher at school to help with my 'weak spots' (what am I, a metal component ?!).
Aoi's such fun to play with, he's the perfect learning tool for any of us-from tender 4 year olds right up to big 7 year olds - and everything he teaches fits in with the National Curriculum.
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HC8 & HD8 Drives add RAM in 2Mb. Mcremenists ImbSimm £27.95
4MbSimm £99.95 32-Bit SIMM for GVP Accelerators |min 2Mb.
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1Mb x 32Bit £52.95 4Mb x 32Bit £152.95 _ ; .
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OPERATING!
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Just look at the extensive fetures... ft Direct SCART connector for Amiga, CDTV, VCR or Satellite Receiver.
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Ft Full FastText Teletext Facilities [using external aerial socket] ft Headphone Jack Socket ft 2000 Character High Definition FSTTube, for Superb Text Quality and Graphics Displays ft Supplied complete with Loop Aerial for indoor use ft Infra-Red Remote Control ft Free lead to your Amiga only... fonitors 14' stereo aC 0 L 0 U R u'o’r rCH) Add a CM 8833 H DISCOUNT ' 30 -row or Mow U ' 5 L U U ™ ' i b I e & ro TV when buying your w (o o)t n d dust „ Arrnga and pay the [cover ? Z CO ;ow PHILIPS GOLD £214.95* 'In-Home DISCOUNT prices to CD save even rro-e Service • Latest 25MHz 68040 CPU, 32 Bit
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£2129" £1529 iua-m«iuULnmtLi 3000MONITORS S £265" £42995 Latest Workbench 2 25MHz. - 2Mb. RAM 52Mb. Hard Drive
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Disk, Remote Controller, Hutchlnsons Encyclopaedia & the great
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O 3 PRINTERS If you've got an Amiga why not get THE MOST from it.... DRIVES Sli v's *3:,amv Sand LO C Simply plug in to the Amiga sideport because il's so easy to attach our add-ons and use some great software, you can quickly get lo grips with anything. From Graphic Design, Desk Top Publishing. Video Mixing and Music Composition to many useful business programs such as Word Processors, Accounts. Spreadsheets, Databases etc. Vou can add advanced technology such as fast Hard Disk Drives for quick access to data. Genlocks & Video Digitisers lo import and manipulate images. Sound Samplers to
vour musical talents and Printers to enable creations'. With a whole lot more EXPAND YOWTAM1 All our primers are supplied for immediaie use Including a cable, paper and labels FREE OF CHARGE.
Dot matrix models come with a tailored dust cover.
We also include our specific Amiga driver disks for Citizens. Stars and Canons.
| ALL Citizens have a 2Year Warranty | Please call for prices on any models not listed HD8 Hard Drives RAM 0Mb.
2Mb.
4Mb.
8Mb.
80Mb.
£369.95 £419.95 £469.95 £569.95 120Mb.
£429.95 £479.95 £529.95 £629.95 INTERS Jb A 5 3 0 Comb i n e d Hard Drive a n d 68030 Accele rator H'l II*'' v*e PRINTER STAR LC 20 MONO £134.95 NEW STAR LC 100 COLOUR£164.95 STAR LC 200 COLOUR £194.95 CITIZEN 120D+MONO £124.95 CITIZEN SWIFT 9 COLOUR £179.95 80Mb.
£649.95 £699.95 £799.95 £949.95 120Mb.
£719.95 £779.95 £879.95 £1009.95 RAM 1Mb.
2Mb.
4Mb.
8Mb.
£4.75 £4.75 £4.75 £4 75 £4.45 £22 95 £22 95 £22 95 £22 95 £23 95 N A N A N A N A £16.45 £94.95 £16 45 £9495 £595 £3495 £12 45nio £64 9Sn«.
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11500, HARD I S K RIVE Hewlett Packard Original Consumables DESKJET 500... Black Ink Cartridge (Double Life] Colour Ink Cartndge [Std| PAINTJET... Black Ink Cartridge Colour Ink Cartridge Single Sheet Paper Z-Fold Paper Transparency Rim: [Pack of 50 Sheets] Citizen Accessories: 80 Column 9,24 Pin £37.95 Printer Colour Kit (ALL models excepl the Citizen 124 model] 32K RAM Expansion £13.95 |24Pin Citizens except 200240] 32K RAM Expansion £19.95 (Citizen 200240] 128K RAM Expansion £32.95 [Citizen 200240] AUTOMATIC SHEET FEEDERS: ALL Star & Citizen 80Column models Only...£69.95 (please state model
when ordering] mi £21.95 £209.95 £239.95 £249.95 £269.95 HC8 Hard Drives £25.95 RAM 0Mb.
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£329.95 £379.95 £429.95 £529.95 NBIII Hard drives fitted with memory may fluctuate in price due to the S £ exchange 120Mb.
£399.95 £449.95 £499.95 £599.95 £22.95 £24.95 £20.95 £18.95 £52.95 INTERS l TlO STAR SJ48 INKJET CANON BJIOex INKJET CANON BJ20ex INKJET i automatic sheet feeder HP DESKJET 500 MONO HP DESKJET 550 COLOUR. NEW HP PAINTJET COLOUR STAR LASERS FROM.. f 209.95 £224.95 ncluding £319.95 Please phone for items not listed rates. Please confirm prices when ordering 20Mb.
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Only £199.95 Only £299.95 Only £349.95 CUMANAIHUI with fr- Q ' ",. ( ¦LONG CONNECTING- £5" ABLE - THROUGHPORT £54.95 m AMIGA£ HARDS DRIVES ¦ £369.95 Price ude courier collection urn of your Amiga, installatio I& a full 12month • M Warranty for both your drive and Amiga our 20Mb. Hard Drive! Phone for details.
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If you need a product not listed simply phone us and we will be
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1. 2 Digiview Media Station L134.95 word processors publishingM
animation and graphics Pen Pal VI.4 £49 95 Deluxe Paint 4 £64
95 Real 3D Professional Turbo £249.95 Art Department
Professional V2 £144 95 DCTV Composite Video 24-Bit Graphics
System (PAL) £379.95 Imagine 2.0 £189.95 Final Copy II V2.0
£99.95 Kindwords 3 £39.95 Wordworth VI.1 £109.95 T ranswrite
£29.95 Prowrite 3.3 £79.95 Pagestream V2.2 £ 1 29 95
Professional PageV3.0 £129.95 Pagesetter II £44 95 SoftClips
Clip Art... Classic Clip Art £29 95 People Clip Art £29.95
utilities & development Collectors Clip Art £29.95 Animal Clip
Art £29 95 Disk Master V2 £44.95 Quarterback V5 £44 95
Quarterback Tools£54.95 Dos-2-Dos £29 95 Easy Amos £2495 Amos
The Creator £36.95 Amos Compiler £23.95 Amos 3D £25.95 Amos
Professional £49.95 New SAS Lattice C V6 £219.95 Devpac3 £5495
Directory Opus £27.95 Electric Thesaurus £29.95 miscellaneous
games & entertainment AMIGA + x a c| i ADI titles 11 to 12:
easy leg. . English £1895 FOR EDUCATION ",,h* «»¦« micro maths
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- over 3's £18.95 ' dinosaur discovery kit - 3to8 £19.95
compendium six £29 95 N first letters and words - 3to8 £12 95
fun school 4 software: NEW...Childs Play Activity Centre £24
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Mini Office Gold Disk Office £39.95 £59 95 1 d a t a b a s e s Homebase f19.95 Superbase 2 Personal £29.95 Gallery Pictorial Slide Show DB f 3 9.9 5 1 CAD & structured drawing 1 Intro CAD Plus X-CAD 3000 Professional Draw £79.95 £26995 3 £89 95 1 vide 0 Sea 1 a 500 Scala Professional Broadcast Titler 2 Pro Video Post £79.95 £199.95 £179.95 £1 69 95 £119.95 GB Route Plus £39 95 Professional Calc £124.95 Phone for access to our massive competitively priced range now!
Amiga for Beginners Getting the most from your Amiga £13.95 Amiga Machine Language £14.95 Amiga DOS inside and out £21.95 Amiga Hardware reference manual £21.95 Amiga C for beginners £13.95 Other Books: .call us with your requirements ALL PRICES ARE INCLUSIVE OF Colour Pic Plus Super Pic RomboVidi12 Amas 2 Sound Sampler & Midi [°® Interface inc.Microphone £79.95 Audio Engineer Plus Sound Sampler £179.95 o Technosound Turbo ' ,t=i Sound Sampler £29.95 £679.95 £579.95 £89.95 | - Miracle keyboard music teaching I system for the Amiga £299.95 Music X (full version 1.1 whilst stocks last)
£19.95 C 3 Midi interface 5 port with two cables C24.95 Super JAM Bars & Pipes Professional £219.95 ZYFI Stereo Speakers with £39.95 a separate power supply 3 Power Mono Hand ¦ » i Held Scanner Power Colour Hand Held Scanner £239.95 Sharp JX 100 Colour c 3 Flatbed |A6 Paper size) £549.95 at ProGen - Perfect high quality 5 2 entry level true video signal
o genlock £64.95 © ¦» Rocgen Plus £119.95 Multi connection cable
kit for at all genlocks LLJ HQ Microswitched mouse £13.95 HQ
Microswitched mouse inc. Mouse Mat & Holder £19.95 Naksha
Microswitched mouse with Mat & Holder £21.95 High Quality
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Trackball£29.95 Superb Automatic Mouse and Joystick Switcher
£17.95
* 2 KCS Powerboard Plus 512K RAM P [Please state A500 or plus
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Now supports most hard drivesl supplied without DOS £184.95 r 1 supplied with DOS 4.01 £214.95 Q_ 1500 2000 3000 adaptor £69.95 GVP 286 PC emulator card for A500 HD8 530 (no DOS). Simply plugs into your GVP drive £189.95 jgPremier Control Centre & Monitor ¦t:§Plinth with shelf: gS’For Amiga A500 £39.95 E For Amiga A600 jg Ziostick autofire £11.95 Competition Pro-Star autofire, burstfire 8i slow motion £13.95 Full range of Quickjoy and other makes stocked - call for prices BUNK 10Sony3.5" DSDD £8.95 TTT 50Sony3.5" DSDD £34.95 Vi Certified Bulk Disks with labels: NX 10 with library case
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LASERJET III™ COMPATIBLE 400 6 dpi A4 TEXT AS GRAPHICS © 400**
• A4 GRAPHICS ©300dpi A 2v* RAM UPGRADE IS REQUIRED TO PRINT
AN A4 PAGE Of GRAPHICS AT 400dp.
BESTBUY OCTOBER 92 RICOH LP1200
• 6 PAGES PER MINUTE Using a straight paper path SHOWN WITH
UNIVERSAL TOP TRAY (OPTIONAL EXTRA!
The Ricoh LP1200 is a genuine laser printer and not an LED printer. Make sure you check oul Ihe competition!
• LAYOUT Document Descnption Language
• SERIAL + PARALLEL PORTS
• 1 YEAR ON-SITE WARRANTY Next working day response Silica
Systems are pleased to introduce the revolutionary Ricoh
LP1200. It has all of the specifications that you would expect
to see In today's most technically advanced laser printers,
plus a unique additional feature which places it far ahead of
the competition - FLASH ROM This 'Future Proof technology
protects the investment you make when you buy a Ricoh LP1200.
As it enables you to keep up to date with new laser firmware
developments. FLASH ROM is an area ot memory inside the LP1200
which holds the printer's controller instruction firmware. If
new tirmware is developed, eg an update to the printer's
command language, it can be downloaded into this memory. Other
manufacturers would require you to buy a new printer! Fonts,
macros, graphics and additional emulations can also be stored
in FLASH ROM, or on removable, industry standard FLASH ROM 1C
cards. The new Ricoh LP1200 is the only laser printer to offer
this FLASH ROM facility. The LP1200 comes with a 100 sheet A4
paper tray (letter and legal trays also available as extras)
and the facility to teed single sheets of paper and card up to
157gsm. An optional extra universal feeder provides Ihe
facility to automatically feed up lo 150 sheets, from sizes of
98mmx148mm to 216mmx356mm in size at weights of up to 158gsm.
The universal teeder also teeds up to 15 envelopes, overhead
transparencies and labels automatically.
Mooja Cat* lor PCST Amga ... La»r Sur*r IOI nc CaM _ Fe**» (2nd Tray) 2Mt RAM Modu* ---------- DtvaCporTcna* Cartndpa ..... OPC Caitndp (Drum) Laflar Papaf Tray (100 Shaattl Lagai Papar Tray (100 Shaa**) A4 Papor Tray (100 Shaata) Uc VAT C847 C1250 C10000 C149 00 W5 00 C89 00 C3S00 C35 00 C35 00 CALL FOR A FULL PRICE LIST to its Laser Printer Competitors EPSON HP LJET M'MAN IBM 4029 RICOH FEATURES EPL4IOO IMP IALLY MT904.
Model 010 LP1200 Average Street Price exci VAT) r*.wc*i £569 £699 £699' £750 £699 Official RRP (excl VAT) £945 £1.179 £1.099 £1.099 £1 195 Maximum resolution in dots per mcl 300 . 300
300. 300 300x300 300 x 300 400 . 400 Windows 3 Driver 0 400 dpi
VES Straight Paper Path
- 5- 4PPm 4ppm 5ppm 6pp n VES PCL 5 Primer Command Languaoe VES
VES VES HP-GL? Vector Graphics included VES VES "VES YES
Resolution Improvement Enhancement ~ VES VES VES VES VES
Standard RAM 0 5M b 1MB 1Mb 1Mb 2Mb Full A4 300 dpi graphics
with standard RAM VES Warm Up Time
- 45 secs 60 secs 60 secs 33 secs 45 secs first Page ol Text
Output 20 secs
• 40 secs 34 secs 20 secs 15 secs Document Description Language
included VES Rash ROM ' VES UooradaWe firmware VES IC Card Slot
VES VES Scalable Resident Fonts - m HP u III Emulation 8 8 0 8
Resident Brt-Maooed Fonts it 14 14 16 14 AGFA Intetiilom
Scalable Font Technology VES 'VES HP LaserJet III Emulation
Included VES VES - VES EPSON FX Emulation Included VES VES -
VES IBM ProPrmter Emulation Included VES VES Standard Tray
Capacrtr too 70 too 200 too Protective cover on standard tray
VES VES VES VES Cost per copy" 165b 2 Oop 1 71p ’«P 165b
Min-Max Paper Weigh! Mgsm 60-157 60-105 60-120 60-131 60-157
Able to pnnt pn 0HP film VES VES VES VES VES Able lo pnnt on
caid (I57gsm - Manual Feed) VES VES Standby -Noise level
- 4008 31 7dB 35dB 38 dB 38dB Printing -Noise level 50dB 43
308 46dB 50 OB 48dB CA8 7S00 KIT 5200 LAA 5238 LAA5262 LAA
5210 LAA 5225 LAA 5334 LAA 5323 LAA 5312 As QCOTK) try nWxtwn ?
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Ricoh UK Ltd is part ot the worldwide Ricoh Group ot companies, originally established in Japan, in 1936. With a turnover ot over S5 billion and 37.000 employees. Ricoh have been producing computers and peripherals since 1971 and are the world's second largest manufacturer ot Laser Printer engines. Ricoh have employed their expertise to produce a first' in laser printers tor the world market. TheLPI2O0 with FLASH ROM.
Fully HP LaserJet 111'“ compatible, the LP1200 employs industry proven laser technology. Unlike LED page printers, which use light emitting diodes, the LP1200s laser lightsource. Focussed by high Quality lenses, is able to produce the most accurate and intense printed images. Its last, ethcient processor and engine, together with a straight paper path design, allows printing at a lull 6 pages per minute. Unlike its competitors, the LP1200 can print an A4 page ot graphics at 300dpi with its standard memory. Also, Ricoh's advanced laser engine enables the LPI200 to address a range ot print
resolutions up to 400dpi. The standard 2Mb ot RAM installed allows the LP1200 to print a lull A4 page ot text using standard internal resident fonts, or an A5 page ot graphics, both at 400dpi. A FREE Windows driver supplied enables the Ricoh LP1200 to print a typical page ot text at 400dpi from Windows 3 using the controller firmware currently Installed on the printer and standard internal resident fonts. A 2Mb RAM upgrade Itotal 4Mb RAM) is required to print an A4 page ot graphics.
Again, unlike the competition, the LP1200 includes a powerful document description language as standard, This language. LAYOUT, otters unique opportunities to develop custom-made pnnting systems. Forms and document templates can be designed and stored electronically in the .. LP1200S FLASH ROM, alleviating _ .V.- the need tor pre-printed forms’ CORPORATE SALES TEAM Tot 081-308 0888 Fa* 081-308 0608 See how the Ricoh LP1200 compares FEEDER
• PCL5 - wc HP-GL 2 With scalable fonts and vector graphics
• SHARP EDGED PRINTING Ricoh FIAL (Fine Image Algonthm) enhances
resolution
• 400dpi RESOLUTION (Default res. - 300dpi. Wt» address 200, 240
& 400dpiJ
• 2Mb RAM AS STANDARD
• UNIQUE FLASH ROM For controller upgrade and storage
• 1C CARD SLOT For programmable FLASH ROM cards » EXPANSION BOARD
SLOT For improved connectivity eg. Coax Twinax, PC-LAN etc
LP1200 WTTH SINGLE BIN & 2Mb RAM SIUCA PRICE: £699 +VAT=
£821.33 Ret LAS 5200 PCMCIA FLASHCARDS ARE AVAILABLE FROM
SILICA. THESE ALLOW ADDITIONAL SOFTWARE FONTS TO BE DOWNLOADED
VIA A PC.
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• UK specification
• 1MB system RAM
• Mouse
• Full workbench disks, manuals & leads
• Free game included in pack
• Deluxe Paint III or Photon Paint III
• Two Python joysticks
• 100 capacity lockable disk K.
• Plus internal 20MB hard drive
• Plus internal 40MB hard drive Amiga 1500 2000 Pack
• I MB System RAM
• Workbench 2 04
• Twin Floppy
• Mouse
• Works (Platinum addition)
• Deluxe Paint III
• Home Accounts
• Elf game • Toki game • Puzznic game
• Two Python joysticks
• 100 capacity lockable disk box
• Amiga 1500 2000 Pack £489
• A1500 2000 with 52MB HD £759
• With 2MB Chip Memory add £129 Philips 8833 MKII Monitor A1200
Pack Star Printers Wierd, Wild & Wicked A600
• Game players paradise
• Push Over game
• Formula 1 Grand Prix game
• Putty Game
• Extra free game
• Deluxe Paint III
• 2 Python joysticks
• 100 Capacity disk box
• A600 Pack
• A600 Pack & 20MB hard drive
• A600 Pack & 40MB hard drive
• 32-bit 68020 Full power
• Super Hi-Res graphics
• 2MB Chip memory
• PCMCIA Technology
• Alpha numerical keypad
• Two Python joysticks
• Free game
• 100 Capacity disk box A1200 Pack £385 A1200 with 20MB hard
drive £485 A1200 with 40MB hard drive £585
• 14 inch high resolution colour display
• High clarity stereo sound output
• Full RGB and composite inputs
• Free 1.5 metre long RGB cable
• Full UK warranty
• 3 Free games
• Philips 8833 MKII Monitor £199
• When purchased with £ 189 an Amiga Star LC20 Mono
• 180 characters per second. NLQ mode, multi Font, 9 pm head £139
Star LC200 Colour
• 225 characters per second, NLQ mode, multi font, 9 pin head
£199 Star LC24-100 Mono
• 204 characters per second, LQ mode, 10 fonts, 24 pin head £194
Star LC24-200 Colour
• 222 characters per second, LQ mode, 10 fonts, 24 pm head £284
Star SJ48 Bubble Jet
• Quality comparable with a laser printer, very quiet and
portable Mams and bat tery powered, adaptor supplied £224
Peripherals Scanners Music Workstations
• Facilitates up to three external floppy drives
• Made in the UK
• Strong and robust
• Aesthetically pleasing
• Keep your desk neat and tidy
• Supplied complete and assembled with free mouse mat
• A500 Workstation £36
• A600 Workstation £36
• Swivel and tilt monitor stand for the above £5
• Squick mouse £13.99
• Mouse mat £1.99
• TDK high quality DSD (10) disks £9.99
• 1000 colour disk labels £12
• LC20 printer ribbon £3.49
• Jet Fighter joystick £ 13.99
• Apache joystick £6.99
• Python joystick £9.99
• Zipstick joystick £14.99
• Vast range of leads for many applications - Please call unique
• Comes complete with operation manual and the latest version of
processing software
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prices or revise packs or specifications without prior notice at any time without liability upon itseff War in Europe is what everybody fears most, and making a game of it could be considered tasteless. But Blue Byte add a bit of history to make their Great War a real thought-provoker.
The Iasi people on earth you'd expect lo he doing a game about the First World War are. Let's face it. Germans. But those brave guys at Blue Byte, the small but perfectly-formed software house from Dusscldorf. Have done just that. They've taken the bare bones of their earlier, much-acclaimed game Hurtle Isle, added a vast amount of historical background and detailed WWI tactics, and produced what is probably the best strategy wargamc we've ever seen.
HistoryLine I9I4-I9IB begins with an impressive 'from-the-trcnehcs' animation of a night battle, and then moves on to a longer, even more detailed animation of the murder of Archduke Fran Ferdinand, the heir lo the Austro-Hungarian throne. This was the flame which set alight the tinder-dry tempers of Europe. A detailed account of the many treaties, war preparations and pacts which led up to this moment follows in another animated sequence. The end result, as our grandfathers knew to their cost, was four years of the bloodiest war this world has ever seen.
Once you've made it past the enthralling intro sequences and the hairs on the back of your neck have relaxed again, you find yourself at the main menu. This is where HistoryLine can be altered according to taste.
You can opt for one-player battles against the computer (you choose whether to control the Germans or the French), or two-player head- to-head battles.
You can set the game so that individual battles are resolved using animations, or just a quick calculation and a result. This is ideal if you're running the game from floppy and the disk-acccss is loo much - but it's worth checking over the battles at least once or twice.
Better still, install HistoryLine to hard drive.
HistoryLine is very intuitive and very, very playable. Buttle Isle owners will already be familiar with the way HistoryLine works, and newcomers will Find it just as satisfying.
HistoryLine uses a view very similar lo the one featured in Buttle Isle, and many of the controls are the same. The main difference is in the graphics and tactics, both of which are much-improved and even more detailed. The game takes place in two phases: movement and fire. While player one is moving, player two (or the computer) is firing or using units, and when each play er has finished, any battles and conflicts are resolved using the battle animations. When that's done, the players swap actions, and the whole thing repeats.
FEBRUARY 1993 HistoryLine 1914-1918 All actions can be controlled using either joystick. Mouse or keys, depending on the way you set up the main menu, though joystick control is probably the easiest. To move units or examine them, you move the cursor over their position, hold down fire, and move the joystick in one of four directions. This changes the cursor into a different icon, depending on the direction and the current turn phase.
Blue Byte's head man. Ex-programmer Thomas Hertzler, was the visionary behind the HistoryLine 1914-18 project. He's quick to point out that the point of the game is not to glorify war. But to present the important facts about why they start.
DON'T MENTION THE WAR According to Thomas. Germans especially don't like talking about the giant conflicts they've managed to get themselves into - and you'd be considered a bit militaristic if you were overheard discussing the Somme in the local Bierkeller. The constant supression of the past and the denial of the facts was something Thomas felt was unhealthy, and potentially dangerous.
"If everyone tries so hard to deny that what happened. Happened, we'll be too slow to realise if it looks like happening again. The healthy way is to talk about it accept it and perhaps understand it a bit more. Maybe then we'll all be a lot safer."
Sound sentiments, and ones which have resulted in one of the most well-polished, beautifully presented and playable games this year.
K '"’¦I 3arujevo .gun.; Istfi. 1914 I Details, details: lovely touches like the turning pages of history in the intro and newspaper headlines bring the history to life.
You can examine units in detail lo find out their movement rates, fire-range and armour strength. This display also shows a small digitised photo of the original WWI unit in action, which really sets the atmosphere. Gone are the fantasy sci-fi craft of Baltic Isle. Instead you're dealing with real history, real technology. And real, fragile people.
A map of the playing area can be called up in the same way. It shows the main depots, factories and headquarters of each of the warring sides. You can check oul the overall status of the current campaign and use it to zoom in a specific areas of interest.
Moving units around is easy - you just select the icon shaped like a cross, and this highlights all the spaces where your current unit may move to. Next you position the cursor on the space of your choice, and hit the button again. This highlights the route your unit w ill take, giving you the chance lo reject it if. For example, it would take you into range of an enemy gun. When you've decided on your movement, you just click again, and the unit trundles along to the chosen space. You do this with all the units you wish to move, and then select the swap icon. As soon as your opponent has
finished his firing phase, he'll select the same icon, and then you just press the FI function key to switch over.
On the fire phase, things are even simpler.
You can go through each unit, using the fist icon to check whether there arc any targets in range. Most units can only fire when they are directly adjacent to an enemy unit, but there arc some pretty deadly artillery batteries which have a range of up to seven spaces. Other functions can also be carried oul during the fire phase, depending on the unit type. Pioneers can be made to dig trenches, and bases can be made to repair damaged units or build new ones, providing you have the energy available.

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m. **• *&- **¦ **¦ Strategy games are usually accepted as being
boring and text-heavy, but HistoryLine uses excitement and
animation instead.
* It'll make you think, curse and swear, and breathe plenty of
sighs of relief, 11 in one sitting ” The core of the game lies
in the way you play it - choosing your strategics, blocking
your opponents, and trying hard to w in battles without
destroying all your units in the process.
The more they fight, the better they get. And you really get to appreciate what it's like to lose good men in an appalling battle.
HisloryLine I9I4-I9IB is a stunner of a wargame. And nothing like the 'specialist interest' sort of affair we normally associate with wargames. It's got masses of appeal, and it should appeal to the masses, even though it's about a particularly miserable portion of 20th century history .
It'll make you think, curse and swear, and breathe plenty of sighs of relief, in one sitting.
With first-class animations and wonderfully detailed accounts adding plenty of atmosphere and flavour, you may find you learn a few things. Even if you don't, it's still an unmissable game that's destined to become a classic.
Neil Jackson 'I) HistoryLine 1914 - 1918 Blue Byte ¦ £34.99
• A truly brilliant wargame. The like of which we've rarely seen.
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Otdera under £10 please add 50p pet Hern Europe: add £350 per item Elsewhere add £4.50 per item New titles will be sent as released and are subject to manufacturers price reviews. E.SO.E. SPECIAL OFFER APPLIES ONLY IF QUOTED WHEN ORDERING Computer _ Date _ Title_ Price _ _ Price _ Price _ Price 126 It's compilations time folks, with five collections at that bargain- basement price. Andy Imuttall wades through and sorts the Ben Eltons from the Bernard Mannings... Cheap 'iT Cheerful Super All-Stars Codemasters ¦ £25.99 Steg The Slug FEBRUARY 1993 5% Bignose the Caveman Aha! At last a game is
released which has outsize olfactory regions as its main theme. Fans of Karl Malden will be really happy, because they now have another possible role model in the shape of Bignose. The star of the game.
Unfortunately, though, the game is only likely to appeal to the younger generation (who probably won't even know who Mr Malden is anyway). Still, that's life, eh?
Bignose the Caveman is a game of the usual scrolly-runabout-col- lect-goodies-kill-baddies genre, but unfortunately it's nothing special. As you would expect the characters are cute and quite large, the music is quite jolly, as are the sound effects, but the gameplay is sadly lacking.
There are plenty of creatures to bash over the head with your club, ranging in size from snakes to dinosaurs, so it's exciting from that point of view. Along the way there are other objects either to collect or bash, and small rocks to pick up which you can use to knock out the larger enemies (such as the brontosaurus in the picture above).
Sometimes it can get a bit annoying, though. For a start it’s all too easy to mistime your bash, and end up dead yourself. Jumping over holes is also difficult because if you jump too near the hole you will end up plunging to your death - and with only three lives, this isn't funny.
OK. It's fun for a short while, and it's more than likely to keep your kiddies amused (and quiet) for a few weeks. And it's only eight quid. Nuff said.
Made your boxer he'll always get maimed.
The fight begins with an overhead view of the ring, with the two boxers circling each other. As the boxers draw closer together the view switches to a side-on view. Here, your boxer has a hard time touching even the worst opponent, and even when contact is made your boxer makes a far smaller impression than the computer's does.
Although it's well produced (as with all TV Sports products) and features some excellent graphics and sound, this isn't a very good game at all.
OK, it does have its good points, but the negative aspects of the game far outweigh them. Anyone who does want to get hold of a decent boxing game should try out 40 Sports Boxing which received a hefty 79 per cent in Issue 30.
Don't worry, this isn't a 'Messrs Carpenter and Bruno engaged in some chirpy repartee' licence - though at least you might have gained some pleasure out of this bout of boxing if it were.
You have to create a boxer by selecting his physical appearance, style and attributes, and then introduce him to the ring where he'll promptly be killed by some big brute with no brain. Be prepared - however good you think you've TV Sports Boxing Mindscape ¦ £14.99 Eleven levels of platform action which pits Steg against all manner of enemies. None of which, curiously, include table salt. Anyway, this is one of the Codey's finest and most original, erm, platform games.
Magidand Dizzy Dizzy is an egg with several appendages which enable him to walk and hold things, lucky, because otherwise this would be a bit boring. As it is, it's a playable, eggy platformer with cute graphics.
Captain Dynamo Geriatric fun courtesy of the Captain: leap up levels, collect diamonds and avoid booby traps - was reviewed in Cheap ’n' Cheerful in Issue 40.
A In The USA This is a cute little game, with a tiny elephant for a lead character and many horrid enemies including pit bulls and the Ku Klux Klan. This is another cutesy, nicely executed unoriginal platformer - which was also reviewed in Cheap 'n' Cheerful in Issue 40.
Robin Hood Legend Quest A curious game for the Codeys. In that it doesn't involve a small, cute character. Instead you control Robin Hood who, instead of robbing the rich and giving to the poor, jumps up and down levels all day.
Poor scrolling and reasonable gameplay.
TV Sports Baseball Mindscape ¦ £14.99 Do you remember Accolade's Hardball on the C64? Well, Mindscape are attempting to prove that game technology hasn't moved on at all in the last five years with the release of their TV Sports version of the game on their budget label.
Played in a very similar fashion to the aforementioned game, Baseball puts you in control of a team from the American leagues, competing in a stadium of your choice. The decor of the stadia doesn't really affect the game of course, but frivolous additions such as this are necessary to show that the Amiga is being used to at least 10 per cent of its full potential.
As it stands, the game isn't that bad at all. The problem is there just isn't enough fun involved in playing it. Control the batting team for a while, and hope that luck's on your side so that you can hit the ball; then move into fielding (where you have a bit more input to the game), and throw the ball around each of your players for a while. Much like Hardball, this is fun for a short while when you play against the computer.
Competing with a human the fun will last longer as you attempt to make your opponent drop the ball more times than you do.
Nice graphics, shame about the playability.
Super Fighter Ocean ¦ £25.99 You control a character who fights in a pit (hence the name), participating in a vicious scrap to the death with your Amiga to see who goes to that great big pit in the sky first. The game consists of some dodgy, jerkily animated fighters wibbling around the screen, wiggling their bums and strutting their trussed-up stuff to the rhythms of an early Eighties-style dance soundtrack.
Pitfighter : ft •-* E=3 W*st-Side-Story-a-go-gol Just look at that really Interesting, er, TV screen...(?)
A crowd of grey-looking people stand around attempting to bait the fighters, but they just look like extras from West Side Story. They are animated, but unfortunately they don't change their direction at all - so regardless of where the fight's going on the crowd will always face the same way. This gives the impression they're watching some imaginary fight elsewhere on the screen.
As you walk around, the characters are vertically scaled depending on their position - they get taller as they move nearer the screen. This would be a good feature, except that they look too stretched at the closest point. The only saving grace in the whole game is that there are lots of moves available, so you won't find yourself short of things to do - for the five minutes that you keep the game running, that is.
WWF Wrestlemania This game is featured in both the Super Fighter and The Dream Team compilations so it’s bound to be good, isn't it? Well, not exactly. It's not bad compared to WWF 2 (see Page 64), but it’s still not inspiring.
Off I find the whole concept of WWF a wee bit tedious anyway. Take a few sweaty, overweight individuals with marginal acting ability, stir in some horrible Americanisms, and what's left leaves a bad taste in my mouth.
Even at the start of the game, when you get to choose your character, the American touches immediately Ultimate Hero goes for Hulk’s throat - more power to him, I say... The Dream Team Ocean ¦ £25.99 The Simpsons: Bart vs The Space Mutants This scrolling platform game, which came free with A500 Plus bundles last year, has proved to be incredibly popular with the younger Amiga owners. The scenario is not unlike many a computer game plot: the Earth has been invaded by horrible purple aliens who are hell-bent on taking over, and Bart has to do all that his little yellow bod can muster to stop
them.
After the excellent cartoon-like introduction which explains what's going on in true Simpsons style, you must guide Bart through five long levels, dodging the aliens and preventing them from reaching the ingredients they require for their Ultimate Weapon. To help you get by. You can collect various implements on the way, such as a spray to change the colour of purple items so that the aliens can't collect them, and a slingshot you can use to shoot balloons for bonuses.
As well as being a reasonable arcade game, a certain amount of thought is necessary in order to complete the puzzles involved. A good game, appealing to the youngsters, and complex enough to keep the more mature gamer amused for a while.
Here's a scrolling beat-em-up which takes place over several areas of downtown Metro City. You take control of Guy, Cody or Haggar. Who are a gang of rather large, reasonably well-animated characters intent on finding the evil kidnappers of Haggar's daughter.
As you could probably guess from the accompanying picture, the streets that lie between you and said kidnappers are not peopled with flower-carrying, love-bringing peacemakers. No, all manner of twisted, bitter individuals with steroid-induced biceps and hands that wouldn't look out of place digging up earth on an allotment lie in wait for you to come trundling along.
On your travels through the many scenes, you will find yourself confronted with various enemies from the Mad Gear gang. These include large men who body-check you to the ground, and an American car which sits there threateningly while you smash it up - a similar scene is featured in the later Streetfighter 2 (see the full review on Page 82).
All in all, not a bad beat-em-up - especially in two-player mode - and the saving grace of this compilation.
46% appear. Your opponent offers up some throwaway comment such as "You may be big, you may be strong, you may look good, but you just ain't perfect", and you have this uncontrollable urge to scream "Bog off you unimaginative knobwit". Unfortunately, though, that reply isn't one of the available options.
109 Once you're into the game itself (if you last through the preliminaries long enough without throwing the 'Off' switch), you are presented with the bout between you and the first of five opponents. This involves a couple of large sprites mincing about in a ring, each trying to pin the other to the floor.
A reasonable repertoire of moves is available, from leaping off the comers to picking up the chair and hitting your opponent with it but not enough to save the game from festering in the back of your cupboard after a couple of plays. Ocean's move of including this in two different compilations is just taking hype to an ultimate low.
FEBRUARY 1993 Terminator 2 Like The Simpsons, this has an excellent film-style introduction which sets a good atmosphere for the game, playing an excellent soundtrack while showing digitised graphics from the trailers for the film.
The game itself is split into eight different sections. The first is a head- to-head beat-em-up where Amie (you) takes on the T-1000 in an International Karate-type scene. You also have a gun to hand as well, which comes in useful for putting the wind up your opponent. Next up comes a Major Motion-style level, with Amie trying to negotiate his way through a vertically scrolling landscape. This is made even more difficult by the fact that the T-1000 is chasing him in a large truck - one of the token scenes from the film.
Possibly the best level, though, shows Amie's arm with the fingers connected to the wrist via a small sliding-block puzzle. The puzzle must be completed within a set time limit to receive a bonus. As each link is made, the relevant finger wiggles realistically - a nice touch.
Terminator 2 takes its ideas from other games so it is fairly unoriginal, but it has enough variety for the wee 'uns.
Strategy Masters UBI Soft £32.99 Spirit off Battle Master Excalibur Hunter This is set in England in the year 539, Arthur has been defeated and you play his successor who must defend the realm from marauders.
The game has a Populous look, with a map of Britain showing castles and other landmarks. The map may be scrolled to show the rest of the landscape. Reasonable enough game, similar in style to Defender of the Crown, which will keep strategy heads happy for hours.
Another strategy game that has some role-playing elements thrown In. Use the mouse to control a small party of characters, each with a role similar to AD&D style games.. Although the sprites are small, and slightly wobbly, the game works well. There's a scrolling landscape through which you can move your characters and info about the current party. A bit dated now but compares favourably with even the latest in the Ultima series.
If you've played Virtuality arcade games, you'll know what to expect from this game. The main view is a 3D polygon world through which you must guide your man through several missions. To help him get around no less than 15 vehicles are provided. These are realistically drawn, and have the correct ’feel' as you drive or pilot them. As well as the graphics and playability, the adventure elements are rather good too. Well worth a look.
Five levels of difficulty are on offer, plus a ’learning' option which enables the computer to analyse a game, and leam the moves it considers to be good. So if you're a Grand Master, switch learning on and your opponent's 'intelligence' will grow.
Also available are computer vs. computer and human vs human modes.
Chessplayer 2150 Populous FEBRUARY 1993 Realms The original god game on the Amiga, and still considered one of the best even though it was updated with the release of Populous 2 about a year ago. Because of this, UBI Soft have seen fit to include the game on both the Strategy Masters and Fantasy Worlds compilations featured here.
If you don't know the concept of Populous already, you play one of several god-type figures whose aim is to win over the population of an island by being good to them.
Destroy their enemies, level the land and create new leaders - basically, do Fantastic Worlds UBI Soft ¦ £35.99 Mega-lo-Mania Pirates everything a good god would do - but always remember that on the next island a rival god is doing a similar thing. It's both a power struggle and a race against time, and only the fittest will survive.
The more popularity you can gain with your people, the more powerful your powers will be. As you gain in strength you will be able to wreak all sorts of mayhem and havoc. Cause floods, earthquakes and battles in neighbouring islands to try to wipe out their population and so beat the other gods into a hollow shell.
The game is represented in isometric 3D and is icon-driven. The main play area is set in the middle of the screen, and this may be scrolled using the set of direction icons on the left side of the screen. Play is represented by tiny, but well-drawn graphics in the landscape. Although it looks a little dated compared to later games such as Mega-Lo-Mania and Populous 2, it's still very playable and an excellent addition to both of these collections.
Wonderland In a similar vein to Populous, but you’re in charge of a race of people.
You must speed up their technical development so that they can take over the other islands. Leave them alone and they will reproduce and evolve, but make them go out and discover new minerals and they will make umpteen scientific discoveries.
The game is finely balanced between strategy and arcade styles, featuring superb graphics and excellent sound effects.
An adventure strategy game where you sail the world, seeking and destroying ships and towns. If you encounter a ship you must engage in combat. If you win you either sink the ship or set it up with your own crew, creating a mini fleet of your own. The graphics are a little dated, as is the sound, but the gameplay is still addictive - proving that if a game plays well, no matter how rusty-looking it is. People will still be playing it for years to come.
Here the aim is to become ruler of eight mythical worlds (though they do resemble Earth). You begin as leader of a single empire and you must tend to your area while plotting to take over the other empires.
The overall game looks similar to Populous, but the graphics used to describe the people and cities are just too small to be realistic or cute.
Overall, though, it's not a bad game, and great if you fancy a kind of city manager war gamer-type scenario.
Pretty pictures and animations abound in Wonderland.
Based on Lewis Carroll’s story Alice In Wonderland, the game casts you as Alice and most other characters in the book show up at some point.
The excellent story is backed up by nice still graphics and small animations. It can be played in low, medium or high-resolution modes.
Worth it for Alice fans.
0 BUDGET GAMES Alien Breed Special Edition Team 17 ¦ £10.99 Imagine the scenario: a pair of tough-guy marines wandering about a lonely spacecraft inhabited solely by horrid aliens. Throw in a couple of machine guns, the odd computer or two. And what do you get?
Well, in this particular case you get Alien Breed ‘92, which is an improvement on the original Alien Breed game that was released in late 1991. Based loosely on the Aliens film theme, the game is in the out-and-out blast-em- out-of-existence genre, with superb 50Hz scrolling backgrounds, well-animated sprites and some incredibly effective sound effects - including quite a lot of speech.
Your job is to complete several missions, one on each level of the game, such as shooting the four power domes and escaping before the ship is nuked - all pretty good stuff that really gets your adrenaline pumping.
As you rush around the levels, which are very similar in style to Graftgold's Paradroid '90 in that they are viewed from above, you will find loads of useful items. Keys to open doors (or you can just be darned reckless and blast them open), ammunition for your guns and money in the form of 100 or 1,000 credit bills. Also dotted around the levels are computers which you can log into to gain information or buy new items.
A map of the current level is obtainable, as is loads of new hardware such as guns, lasers, flamethrowers and various tools to get you out of this blast-em-with-anything-you've got-em-up. These generally weigh in at a large number of credits, though, so it's a good idea to build up a good walletful so that you can go for the more effective firepower.
If you've managed to play the original Alien Breed, then you're not likely to be stunned by the additional features of the new version - except for the extra levels (double the original amount) they are quite subtle. As well as ironing out the flaws in the original, the authors have made the aliens tougher, improved the storyline, twaeked the game maps and included a password system so that you can return to the level you were just killed on (which is a useful feature, believe me).
One thing they haven't got around to doing, however, is changing the proximity-detection of doors. If you find a narrow corridor with two doors on either side, you can't get past without opening at least one of them - because the program detects your position, not your direction. Still, this is only a minor niggle.
For those of you who haven't played the original, and if you enjoy a good shoot-em-up, they don’t come much better than this. If you do already have the game. I would still advise you to think seriously about getting this version - it really is quite a lot better, and really a snip at only 11 quid. Buy it now or buy it later.
FEBRUARY 1993 With 44 levels of action. Rodland proved to be a gem of a game in the arcades. This conversion remains true to the original, and even goes so far as to add in some features. Using the popular screen-by-screen approach, as used by Bubble Bobble and many others, Rodland offers up Tam and Rit as the two main characters. As you may have guessed, the two stars are very cute-looking, as are the rest of the graphics, with even the most Cutey Tam prepares to perform another vicious of monsters depicted as a Karate move on an unsuspecting enemy. F|uffy pot thingy.
Each level has lots of goodies to pick up. Hazards to dodge and Tam has an excellent way of knocking the baddies into a cocked hat for a bonus. Playable, addictive and attractive.
James Pond - Robocod Raving Mad US Gold ¦ £25.99 Rodland Although the original James Pond game was merely a platformer, this sequel is more of a console-style game in which you run and jump about multi-scrolling levels, and dodge some cute, smiling baddies.
Wearing a specially designed suit which enables James to become like Stretch Armstrong or retreat into his body armour at will, you must traverse the levels to finally defeat the evil Dr Maybe.
Beware, though, if you don't have In almost all multi-game compilations there has to be at least one bogey, and - sadly - the one in this case has to be Mega Twins. You can see why it's included, though - because it’s yet another game where you have to run across platforms and collect things, while bashing cute-nasties with your sword. In the playability stakes it's not that bad; and although it's got the cutesy graphics that the rest of the pack have, it just doesn't make the grade that is set by the other two games in the collection. There isn't much of a hook to get you interested, and once
you do work up some enthusiasm, it'll soon evaporate.
OK, so it's not a game to buy on its own, but it does make a nice addition to the pack, and you will find yourself coming back to it from time to time.
By the way... This pack comes with a free Kixx game - in our case it's Action Fighter.
Remember the age-old arcade game Super Spy from Sega, where you had to drive a car up a busy motorway, dodging innocents and nobbling the baddy spies? This is a reasonable version of that game, which isn't I... |l| too great - but it's free so who's complaining?
A sense of humour (not that you're likely to admit this) - Robocod is packed with some of the most atrociously groan-worthy fish-type puns you're ever likely to see in an Amiga game. Cod they were awful.
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Take some tips from Populous II creators Bullfrog as they tutor you to games-writing prowess with this fully-featured machine code package. Go on.
Beat the softies at their own gamesl If you've boon following th« Bullfrog's programming tutorial over the last few issues, your game will be ready for tbe finishing tourhes. Read on as the boys (pktured above) explain what to do... Your Ttirn! Part 5 How to program your own games in assembler Welcome to the fifth and final part of our series teaching you how to program games using the professional techniques of the Bullfrog programming team.
This month, Scott Johnston explains how to add some finishing touches and tweaks to the game, and how you could take it further when it comes to starting out on your own games.
This is the Iasi issue in our assembly programming series, and since the demo could almost be considered a 'proper' game. Ihis month we will concentrate on enhancements - some simple. And others not quite so simple.
SOME SIMPLE CHANGES The following changes are really tweaks to the equates we set up. The main problem with the game is the massive momentum we have on our guy. Way too much. What you can do is alter the variables: MAX_SPEED. Used to increase or decrease the speed at which you move.
ACCEL, the amount your man changes speed by when you move the joystick.
SLOW DOWN, the speed at which you slow dow n w hen not moving the joystick.
JUMP. How far your man can jump, works in relation to GRAVITY.
GRAVITY. How quickly you will fall back to earth.
MAX_FALL. How far you can fall before suffering from a case of terminal death.
NO_LIVES. The actual number of lives that you have.
If you think that the collision is a bit dodgy, change the man's width, or the bad guy's width. To make it harder to die. Change MAN_WIDTH to a smaller number: the smaller, the harder for you to touch something.
Continued overleaf HOW TO PROGRAM 5 If you find it a bil difficult to stand on the platforms you can change the size of your feel: reduce the left foot, and increase the right foot.
This will make it easier for you to stand on the platforms, but might have the strange visual effect of standing in mid-air.
If you run the version given away on this month's disk, you will sec that a simple title screen is present. This was created with the code inside the routine intro.s. and was called at the start of display. S. You can do what you will with this code.
There is also a very simple 'Game over' display. At present only the highest score is coded. It will be quite a good exercise for you to change the routine that is present to that of a high-score table with names for the places.
Another thing for you to do is to try a code a delay. If you press the fire button for too long when you start, the first thing you will do is jump into the air. Similarly, when you have finished playing if you press fire at the end screen there is a chance of you going right past the introduction screen!
Collection Bonus You may have noticed that Ihe ankhs have a state defined for them: change the code so that if you pick up an ankh which has a different state, then you get double score or something similar. The graphics for a flashing ankh are also included in the file for this month's program listing, so give that a go.
Screen display This is the slowest part of the program at present. It is drawn forwards at present: the data is stored consecutively, and is copied from memory to screen. Try storing the bytes as blocks of 48 (the amount we pick up inside the loop) but store them backwards. The bottom 48 bytes of the screen arc stored as the 1st fony eight bytes of memory, so we can change the (aI) to a al) and hence we would not need the lea command to adjust the address in al. The quickest way would be to use the blitter chip, but it's loo complex to explain here.
Speed At present the whole screen is redrawn every turn. This is a large waste of lime, in that there are only four or so sprites being updated at a time. If you change the system to a redraw, you will need to store a copy of the background that the sprites are about lo be drawn onto. Then at the start of the turn, redraw the background, and then draw the new sprite positions. You should be able to get the system running at a 50th of a second very easily with this system.
Preshifted graphics If this seems like too much work for you. Then try using preshifted sprites. This is basically 16 copies of all the graphics, one at each possible shift position. These pre-shiftcd sprites are very quick to draw but take up over sixteen times ihe memory. Even with the limited graphics it will still involve a lot of work.
Organised palette Having the palette in a specific order has some advantages. For instance, the font is an example of this, as is the bouncing logo, both are only drawn into a single plane.
There are of course loads of other little tricks that you could do to speed up this program, for example place all the drawing routines into the blitter. I am not going lo tell you how to do all this for various reasons.
For starters, we do have to have some trade secrets! On top of that, they're mostly just little fixes and shortcuts we discovered when trying to solve a particular problem.
All the same, we think you've got enough to be going on with. This series should at any rate get you started in 68000 programming - the rest is up to you!
Well, we finally got the Dpa nf-to-Sprite Convert program from the Bullfrogs, and just to make it as available to people as possible, it has been Included on both Coverdisks - so if one has a read write error, It can still be used trom the other Coverdisk. Incidentally, if any of your Coverdisks don't work, you should send them back to the address at the bottom of the "Backing Up Your Coverdisk" bit on Page 10.
USE YOUR OWN GRAPHICS JANUARY 1993 The Convert program is a handy utility for taking pictures done with a paint package like Deluxe Paint and transferring them into raw binary that can be Included trom within a Devpac listing using the Incbin (Include Binary) command. There are many examples of this function embedded In the demo code, so have a good ponder to see just how It's done. Convert can handle whole screens or those split up into a grid so you can use It tor your background screens as well as your sprites.
Getting at It Is not too much of a chore, but Is not immedietely obvious. What you have to do is boot either Coverdisk (Insert It Into a freshly reset Amiga) and hold down the Ctrl and 0 keys. The startup- sequence will abort, and you will be left with a little CU or Shell prompt to type at.
Just type this and press the Return key (always press Return after typing Shell or CLI commands): Convert The program will run, and ask you for four answers. The first thing It needs to know Is the path and filename of the picture that you want to change into binary code. Just typing in the name will not be enough for instance, if you had a picture called MypIc.IFF on a disk called Empty, you would type in: Bnpty:Mypic.IFF Next you have to type the path and name of the data file that the Convert program produces. So if you want to put the binary file onto a disk called Devpac2, in a
directory called Data, with a name of Mydata.BIN, you would type something like Devpac2:Data Mydata.BIN The penultimate thing you have to type is the height of the graphics in pixels. If your sprites are, say, 32 pixels high, then type
32. If you want to do a whole screen (200 or 256 pixels high)
just type the number.
Don't forget to press Return.
Then type the width of each pixel block
- again, the smaller the width, the bigger the number of blocks
that the graphics will end up in. Check out the illustration
for a couple more insights.
Please do not think that Convert is the only program that can get your graphics Into raw code. There are many similar programs available, many of which are used by Public Domain coding groups like Kefrens, Rebels, LSD and many more.
Some of them are better than this convert program (Kefren's Metalllon Utilities are especially good, If incompatible with Workbench 2) and some aren't, but they all do the same job.
GETTING AT THE CODE As usual, Ihe code Is not in a usable form straight from the Coverdisk - but It’s really easy to get It onto your Devpac disk.
Incidentally, many readers get worried that they need every single tutorial. This isn't true. So long as you have a copy of the Devpac disk from Amiga Format issue 39, you can use any of the demo code on its own.
Anyway, to get the code on to your disk all you have to do is swtlch on your Amiga and load Workbench. Once the drive light has gone out and you are left at the Workbench screen, pop In the Prodata disk and double-click on its Icon. You will see an Icon labelled lnstall_Bullfrog_Flles. Double-click on this, and insert the Devpac2 disk when the machine asks for It. You shouldn't have to swap disks more than once or twice at the very most (though this depends on your Workbench version).
Some people have asked how they Install the tiles onto a blank disk, rather than the actual Devpac2 disk. The easiest way to do this Is to format a blank disk, and call it Devpac2. Go through the above procedure, and Instead of the real Devpac2 disk, put your blank in. Then rename the disk to whatever you want. Simple eh!
OVER TO YOU There has been a tremendous response to the Bullfrog programming series, yet this Is the end of it. However, everybody wants more code! More examples, more tutorials, more techniques, more tricks, more things to avoid. So we are going to continue printing material on machine code and putting source code on the Coverdisk - provided we keep receiving suitable material.
There are two ways in which you can help. The first Is by writing In to us and asking for whatever kind of stuff you want to see - we have a good Idea of the sorts ot routines and demos you want, but the more requests we get for a particular subject, the more chance we'll cover It.
The other way you can help is to send in suitable material - source, examples, questions and answers. Again, we already have some material to keep the series going - but we need more all the time. Programming was the subject which most people wanted to see more of In the magazine when we asked six months ago, so If you still want to see more, please help us. Send in your requests and submissions to; Devpac Continued, Amiga Format, 30 Monmouth St, Bath BA1 2BW. UK.
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c|yal» Bought a chartbusting game? Are you muddled and
fuddled? Or are you just stuck and in need of help on the
latest releases?
If so, then read on... PINBALL FANTASIES A, Type the following cheats in before lit you select the number of players... EXTRA BALLS - gives you five balls instead of the usual three.
* DIGITAL ILLUSIONS - stops the ball going out of play. You won't
be able to enter your name on the high-score table, or collect
your bonuses though.
HIGHLANDER - makes your balls heavier.
VACUUM CLEANER - clears high scores.
EARTHQUAKE - disables the tilt function.
FAIR PLAY - sets cheat options to default.
Here's an extended GameBusters - a massive six pages filled with hints, tips and solutions to the games which are bringing you to your knees in frustration. Andy Nuttall is the man to help... _PUTTY IN YOUR HANDS... Considering this silly platformer's excessive popularity, (plus it’s been bundled with new A600s) hints and tips haven't exactly been forthcoming for Putty. So here in the Amiga Format office we decided to reward the one reader who sent some in with a £25 voucher. .. ers 4 - Carlos 6 - Mooble 8 - The Humble One 10 - Milestone FEBRUARY 1993 AQUATIC GAMES
j. Some cheats and tips: “ 100M SPLASH - run along the top of the
water, then jump over the peli- jg can. He will fly off, then
come and cany you over half of the course. If you knock all
three toucans off, two pelicans will carry you in turn.
In one-player mode, don't start running. Just let the penguin kick you until you fall in the water. This will give you a
10. 000-point bonus and reset your time.
JUGGLING - rotate joystick madly to juggle all five balls.
SHELL-SHOOTING - go to the right then jump on the jelly limpet. You will go through the roof, where there is a king limpet bonuses and limpet mines.
BOUNCY CASTLE - a forward or backward somersault followed by a twist will give you a spring box. Use this to gain greater height. Do a twist at the top of your jump to go through the roof for bonuses.
HOP. SKIP & LONG JUMP - make the final jump and keep waggling while in the air for greater distance. If you get a really long jump, prepare for a surprise... UNICYCLE - rotate the joystick slowly and steadily instead of manically.
FEEDING TIME - if butterfly hits fish, you will get a 1,000 point bonus. Time throwing sweets to the fish so that you trap butterfly between fish for a bonus.
KIPPER WATCHING - leave the clock and let it ring for a large bonus - watch the seals, though... A ROUGH GUIDE TO FINDING BONUSES... Level 1-1 Absorb the spider to get some food. Jump to the putties in the window for a score bonus.
Level 1-2 Jump around to find watches.
Level 1-3 Go to the bottom-right of the screen, and jump to receive a score bonus.
Level 2-1 The tree at the top of the level gives you extra score, and the tree at the bottom gives you Dweezil power.
Level 2-2 The first tree gives you a score bonus, and the one above it gives you a pair of false teeth if you jump.
Level 2-3 If you jump on the lowest tree on the right you will receive the all- important bubblegum.
Level 3-1 Mould into a rabbit to kill the Gut Buckets, and turn into an Electro Worm (?) To kill the light bulbs. Jump at the top for extra power-ups.
Level 3-2 To get Dweezil power, jump on the picture. Jump near the planet to activate Uncle Ted.
Level 3-3 Jump at the girl's face and the computer screens in order to get an arrow and an elevator.
Level 4-1 Jump at the middle door at the bottom to activate Uncle Ted. At the top of the level, jump at the right gong to get an elevator.
Level 4-2 Jump at the middle door to activate Uncle Ted. And at the dragon symbol for bubble gum. Jump on the door for an elevator.
Level 4-3 Jump on the symbol on the right for an arrow.
Level 5-1 There are plenty of bonuses to be found on this level. The best one to get is the dustbin - to obtain this you have to jump on the cannonballs at the top of the level.
Level 5-2 Some of the igloos have food in them.
Level 5-3 Some of the doors have food in them.
Level 6-1 Jump around to get arrows.
Level 6-2 There are bonuses in the pictures.
Level 6-3 Jump near the tower for a surprise.
Paul Wills Taylor Horncastle
• At the start of the game, go left out of the gym door to finish
the level quickly.
• Look for things that stand out of the scenery, because they
could contain hidden bonuses.
• Always keep on the move.
• Punch, squash or absorb anything and everything that moves.
• On later levels give the Bots cups of coffee to stop them from
moving.
• Always drop long distances - as long as there are no spikes to
break your fall!
Shadow of the Beast The Beast series has been consistently good looking, but in the past the games have been very annoying 'when you die, and Beast 3 continues that tradition. So what better than some tips from the programmers to ease your frustration... LEVEL ONE: FOREST OF ZEAKROS % Run right, shoot the circular plants in the trees while avoiding the purple blobs that arc Fired at you. Jump on the elevator, then flip the switch once. Wait for the lift lo reach the top. Then run right, collect the gold, and shoot the goblins that arc running towards you. Continue right, level out the two
platforms by shooting the first wheel a couple of times, then collect the grenade.
FEBRUARY 1993 Change to the grenade from your inventory by pressing FI. Then shoot the lasers on the moving platforms.
Collect the key front the fourth platform, then go back to the First. Wait for it to go down, then use the key on the door and collect the gold. Go back up on to the platforms, then run right towards the village.
Shoot the goblins, then go down the ladder and run right while shooting the other goblins. Shoot at the meat which is cooking on the Fire, and push it just under the spikes. Collect the key. Then go back and use it on the monster's cage. Jump on the ladder, then follow the monster until it gets killed by the spikes.
Collect the gold, then jump on to the jet platform.
Move the platfomt to the left, then level it out so that the rock is carried with you on the way up.
Carry on until you get to the top. Then push the rock lo the left until it falls over the edge. Jump to the left so that you land on the platform, then run up to the metallic spiky things on the left. Wail until the First spikes disappear, then run through them. Do the same thing for the second set of spikes. Fall down the broken cliff, then repeatedly jump and shoot at the guardian until he dies. Collect the skull.
LEVEL TWO: Go right and hit the switch, then run left with the wheel. Fix the battering ram.
And run right with it. Destroy the door, run over the bridge, and duck down. Destroy the platform that the balls arc bouncing off. Then run right and kill all the wasps before collecting the gold. Go left to fall down the hole, and shoot the gold lock on the right.
When you float to the top. This lever opens both the gates at the bottom, so you float down again.
Go right and fall down the tunnel, then move the table left until it's just underneath the porthole by the door.
Jump on to the table, kneel down, and shoot the lever on the left. The table will move upwards. Shoot the lever on the right, then wait until you go back down.
Go right, collect the gold and go up the ladder. Push the table into the water and kill the monster.
Jump right over the gap. Then push the box to the left until it falls. Jump left over the gap. Then walk right until you fall. You will now Find yourself standing on the box. So w alk off to the left and quickly push right so that you fall on to the table. Shoot the box until it explodes into splinters, then go right until you see a barrel. Now you must quickly jump over the hole, shoot the monster, then jump back over the hole again.
Do this repeatedly until you kill the monster, but remember to keep on the move, or the crane will get you. Now go back and push the barrel to the very end of the floor, near the hole.
Go down the ladder, then close the left shutter (but don't kill the green monster yet). Go to the top of the ladder, then go left. Jump over the swinging mace, then collect the gold. Go right, and kill the beheaded monster by shooting his neck.
Go down to the place where you killed the man. And Fiddle around with the lift controls. Pick up the barrel and put it near the ladder on the conveyor belt.
Get in the barrel, but don't close the lid. Shoot the bell switch, then close the lid. Fall down the hole, and a monster should drag you along and drop you in some water. Jump on the land when you reach it. And go left.
LEVEL THREE: CAVES OF BiDHUR Run right until you are past the two creatures on the bridge, then jump up and shoot them from behind. Continue right and jump on to the First branch. Stand as far right as possible, face left, then jump up the branches and shoot the nest and four birds at the top. Run right and jump off the edge.
Keep going until you sec a table, then shoot the left leg. Jump to the other side of the table, and shoot the right leg. This leaves a pivoted plank. Shoot the head in the rocks from behind, so that it falls on to the left of the plank. Push it as far as possible to the left, then climb the ladder and run off the ledge to Ihe right. You will catapult the head up so that it hits the bird cage.
Stand in front of the bird, and press fire. Once you are on the bird, stand diagonally up and right until you sec a column of metal balls. You will also notice a set of adjustable runners. Adjust them so that they will direct the balls into the top cave, then release the first three balls by shooting the switch at the top. Now adjust the runners so that they lead to the next cave down, then release the remaining balls. Fly down to Ihe shall below until one of them drops a hammer - pick that up then fly back up to the top cave.
Dismount the bird, then go right through the gap - dodge left when the slab falls. Change your weapon to the hammer, then push a metal ball to the edge of the This section's possibly the most difficult part of the game - prepare for much frustration shooting birds... shallow pit. Shoot the slab a few times to move it on to ihe metal ball, then keep moving die balls from the back of the slab lo the front - keeping the slab moving.
Once the block reaches the right of the shallow pit.
Keep throwing the hammers until it won't move.
Change your weapon back lo the throwing stars, then use the slab as a step to reach the higher platform.
Go right and kill the monster by shooting it repeatedly in the eye. When it's dead, go right and collect the empty glass 11 ask from the lab. Go back to the bird, get on it, then fly lo the next cave below the one you've just been in. Fly past the bouncing balls to the edge of the red lake, dismount, then select the flask as the current object. Jump into the middle of the red lake, then press fire to fill the flask.
LEVEL FOUR: NOSTHOMAK Run right, and duck the flames while shooting the flame-thrower. After it's destroyed, continue past the steel ball the go downstairs. Shoot the left leg off the table, then push it as far right as it will go - don’t fall off the ledge yourself. Shoot the bats to reduce the harm that they do to you. Push the bookcase left until it's just before the library sign, then climb the ladder and jump on lop of the bookcase. Jump and collect ihe hammer.
Climb up the ladder, and go back up the stairs to the large steel ball. Shoot the ball twice with your throwing stars, then switch lo the hammer and start rapidly shooting at the ball until it's at full swing.
Jump on to the ball as it's coming towards you, and let it carry you up lo the high platform on the right. Jump off the ball, then switch back to your throwing stars and shoot the ball when it's at the highest point of swing. The ball should now detach itself from Ihe chain and roll down the stairs.
Continue right, past the sliding puzzle - it's not necessary to complete the pu . .lc - then go down the ladder into the crane booth. Pick up the fish at the bottom of the top-left tank, and feed it to the top fish in tank three. Pick up the latter when it has eaten the small fish, then feed it to the fish in tank one. Take the fish from tank three, and feed it to the small shark in tank two. The small shark is the only fish that will not harm you. Move to the exit box and press fire.
Std game tips Climb the ladder, then run through Ihe tanks. Go down the ladder after tank three, and fall down the drop to the right. Jump over the ball, then climb down the ladder. Run right, jump the small pit. Jump on the ledge, then shoot the switch to turn the furnace on.
Stand next to the furnace, select the hammers and keep shooting the furnace until it won't move any further.
You will sec some spikes hanging from the ceiling from a chain slightly to the right. Switch your weapon to the throwing stars, then jump up and shoot the spikes twice and a small crack appears in the chain.
Switch your weapons lo hammers, then repeatedly jump up and shoot the spikes until they arc at full swing. Quickly change back to the throwing stars, and shoot the spikes when they're at the highest point of their swing to the left. The spikes will then detach from the chain and plug the shallow pit on Ihe floor.
Go left, and climb the ladder. Jump over the large ball, and push it to the right until it falls into the furnace. Run right, and jump on the small platform next to the furnace switch. Wait for the ice to start melting, then when the top is just below your platform jump on to it and then immediately to the ledge on the right. Hit the switch on the wall which will turn off the force field below you. Wait for the molten metal on the floor to cool, then drop down from the platform. Collect the crystal on the floor, and walk right until you're directly beneath the other crystal which is embedded
in the ice.
Keep shooting the ice with the throwing stars until it shatters, and you will then catch the second crystal.
THE FINAL CONFRONTATION: DEFEATING MALETOTH Run and jump on to the platforms, then repeatedly fire at Malethoth's head. Change platforms every time he goes past you. And try to destroy him ASAP.
OH NO!
IT'S THE PATHETIC TIPS!
Every month we receive hundreds of letters from readers offering tips for various games.
Although most of them are fine, some are not- so-hot. This month we begin a series containing some of the more bizarre entries... The honour of being the first among equals goes to Michael Confor of King's Lynn, who writes: 'If you know you're going to die - for example, when the beast grabs you with the claw - quickly tap the Help key, and you will restart at the last load.' That's great Michael - but I'm afraid that you forgot to write which game this tip applies to!
On a similar planet to Michael is Jonny Reed from Dartford, who wrote in with the following: 'In Monkey Island 2, hold down both Amiga keys and both AH keys, and you will be prompted with the message 'do you want to win?'. Press 'Y', and you will be instantly transported to the end sequence.' Guess what? It doesn't work. At all. Ever.
Dave Paget of Radstock came up with this gem for Kick Off 2 Tf you hold down the 'D' key when the team who didn't kick off have the ball, a trail of players will be left on the scanner until you let go of the key.' Superb!
Thanks, Dave.
FEBRUARY 1993 Simon Ambrose of Warwickshire goes one better with a ‘cheat' for Sensible Soccer... 'To have a chance at beating the top teams.
First choose one for yourself, then go to ‘Edit Teams' and choose your opposing three teams.
Swap the opponents players around so that the star players are on the bench, put the 'keeper in at centre forward and put an outfield player in goal."
Excellent! If you can't beat your opponents fairly and squarely, totally obliterate them first and they'll be easy pickings! That sounds like just the sort of battleplan that Saddam Hussein would use... Thanks for those - they're completely useless... more next month.
To return to your universe, you must first meet the challenge set before you by your captor: Beat him at his own game. Your four remaining ships must fight against an arsenal of intelligent weapons on a series of battlegrids.
The rules are simple. The stakes, Your very existence!
Experience graphics, animation and stereophonic sound like you’ve never felt before... Pick up a copy of Vektor Storm today, and prepare yourself for the fight of your life!
Plan 9 From Outer Space Are you stuck in a world of B-Movies, hub-caps and magic Styrofoam? Know what we're talking about? Then you're playing Plan 9! GameBusters is here to move you on to Plan 10... At the start of the game, you'll find yourself in the producer's office. Go in the hall, then down to the foyer.
Walk into the street, past Joe's Diner and into the Hub- Cap Bar. Talk to the woman (if it is a woman) by the bar. She will mention Vlad the Impaler St. which is where Bela Lugosi used to live.
Studios for a while until he does. If you examine his desk, you will find a key for the editing room. Go in his private room on the right, and examine the pictures on the wall - in particular the one on the left. This will give you an address - Lot 9. Pleasant Rest. Highgate.
Go downstairs and ask the doorman to call a cab.
Tell the cabbie to lake you to Lot 9. Pleasant Rest.
Highgate. When you arrive at the cemetery, go through Talk to the barman, and buy the bottle of rum from him. Go back to the producer's office, and see if he has gone. If he hasn't, then keep going in and out of the the gate and enter the crypt. Examine Bela's body to discover a door key. Then pick up the hammer. Get back in the cab. And go lo Vlad the Impaler Street.
Enter the house, then go left into the study.
UGH! - ENOUGH! IS ENOUGH!
Well as great three-letter. Neanderthal game names go you can't go wrong with Ugh! And as a cute little platform game you can't go far wrong either, though some people do go badly wrong, but that's why we're here with the level codes... Level Code Level Code Level Code Level Code 2 SELBSTLAEUFER 19 PICAS SOONBICYCLE 36 FISHYREQUISITTTTE 53 THESENSIBLEPARTY 3 HENNABREGGL 20 SPANISH INQUISITION 37 ARTHURFIGGIS 54 ADOPT AD APTNIMPROVE 4 PFANNEHEISS 21 LUIGIVERCOTT1 38 CRUNCHYFROG 55 HELLOSAILOR 5 SOICHGOMBASEPP 22 JIMMYBUSSARD 39 SPRINGSURPRISE 56 ARTHURTREE 6 2PFUNDHACKFLEISCH 23
KENCLEANAIRSYSTEM 40 WALLYWIGGIN 57 ABLOCKOFWOOD 7 DOGODDERDEIG 24 JOHANNGAMBOLPUTTY 41 SIXTEENTONWEIGHT 58 LIONTAMING 8 SPAMSPAMBEANSNSPAM 25 TRAINSPOTTING 42 RASPERRYKILLER 59 RONOBVIOUS 9 SEMPRINI 26 BICY CLEREPAIRMAN 43 SCOTTOFTHESAHARA 60 CHANNEUUMP 10 PROFRJGUMBY 27 IRVINGCSALTZBERG 44 BISHOPOFE AST ANGLIA 61 TUNNELINGTOJAVA 11 CONFESS 28 THEENDBERG 45 POLLYTHEEXPARROT 62 MAURICEZATAPATIQUE 12 MITTERMEIER 29 HOWTOFLINGANOTTER 46 EWANMCTEAGLE 63 KENBIGGLES 13 DIESCHNICKI ANGST 30 THECATSATONTHEMAT 47 ASCOTSMANONAHORSE 64 ALIBAYAN 14 INTERESTINGPEOPLE 31 CONFUSEACATLTD 48 KEITHMANIAC 65
KENDOVE 15 INSURRANCESKETCH 32 DISTRACT ABEE 49 NOTGOODENOUGH 66 TIDDLES 16 ITSTHEARTS 33 MITTELSCHMERTZ SO STILLNOTGOODENOUGH 67 THENAKEDANT 17 ARTHURTWOSHEDS 34 INSPECTORTIGER 51 NUDGENUDGE 68 KENSHABBY 18 HAROLDTHESHEEP 35 LOOKOUTOFTHEYARD 52 THEWOODPARTY 69 ALBATROSS Examining the flyer on the table next to the books will reveal an advert for the local shopping mall. Pick up the pictures of Bela from the table, then examine the trophies on the rear wall. Push the one on the left, and a credit card will fall out. Leave the house and take the cab to the Hypcrmcga Mall. Press the lift call
button. Then go inside when the doors have opened. Press button two. Then enter the Lycanthropository.
FEBRUARY 1993 Talk to the woman, use the credit (TrEx) card to buy the scary mask, then examine the mask and you'll find a note with a key. Read the note, then go to the fifth floor and enter the Hardware Store. Say lo the assistant: "Nice day for gatherin' com." Then examine the spade and buy it (using the credit card). Get a copy of your passport photo by using the passport w ith the photocopier. Go to the sixth floor, and enter the Bank.
Talk to the teller, then change some of your money into the currencies of Washington. Brazil, Hong Kong and Australia. Examine the credit card and note the number on the back (350143). Hand the key you found in (he mask to the teller and she'll ask you for your deposit box number. Look at the range of numbers she offers, and pick the one closest lo yours (530143).
Open the box and take the reel of film (hooray!).
Examine it. And you'll sec that it has the word 'Wun' written on it. Next go to the Travel Agents on level three and buy a ticket to Rio (using the credit card).
Leave the mall and go to the cemetery. Enter the gates, then go left where you will find a grave with a wooden cross. Use the spade on the grave three times to dig it up. Then you should come across the second reel of film. The reel should be marked 'Of.
Go to the airport, and give the ticket to the airline rep. Board the plane, then go inside the cockpit and talk to the pilot. Ask if he knows a place to slay, and 122 FEBRUARY 1993 note his name - he will tell you about something he left behind in Rio on his previous visit.
When you arrive in Rio get in the cab. And you will be taken to a hotel. Examine the book on the counter, and note the room number which the pilot What a scatterbrain that pilot is. Leaving his 10 behind in Rio. That's just asking for trouble... to the guard, and he will leave - dropping a statuette on the way. Pick it up. And use the hammer on it.
Inside you will find a slimy Dcaihhead Moth pupa (what kind of storyline is this, anyway?). Go to the airport. And give the Pilot ID to the rep. Fly home, then get a cab over to Aviation Way.
Use the credit card to open the door, then drop the spade, small key. Room key and house key. Pick up the scuba gear, then go into the back garden where you'll find the fourth reel of film, marked 'Property'. Go to the store room of the studio, then pick up the love beads. Take a cab to the airport, then give the Pilot ID to the rep. Select Australia as your destination, then board the plane.
Go to the beach, and talk to the sexy (?) Bather - say 'Hi there! Nice weather'. Then ask her if she would like the love beads. She will take them, and lead you to a hippy commune. Fly home, and go to the building site outside Cheapflik Studios. Talk to the two blokes about the hippy commune, then go to the diner and pick up the balloon. Go back to the store room in the studio, then drop the mask and the note. Pick up the dictionary, then fly back to Australia and go to the hippy commune again.
Talk to the hippies about Fred, and they will give you a reel of film marked 'H.K.'. Go to the bridge on the left of the Sydney Opera House and talk to the painter. You will slip and fall in the water - quickly use the scuba gear before you drown. Pick up the crowbar, then use the balloon with the scuba gear. You will now shoot to the surface.
Stayed in. Ask for the same room, then go upstairs.
Take the Pilot ID which is on the table, examine it for the Pilot's address - 21 Aviation Way. Studio Town.
Replace his photo with yours. Now leave and go to the cave on the beach. The bats will take the picture of Bela from you and leave you alone. Pick up the third reel of film, which will be marked 'Lo'.
Go to the airport, where a group of security guards will arrest you and take you to the police station (note: it's a waste of time bribing the guards.) After your trial you will find yourself in a cell. Give the bottle of rum Fly lo Hong Kong, and talk to the movie mogul.
He'll tell you about the Netsukc which was stolen. Fly to Washington and talk to the chief, who'll send you to Cuba. While you’re standing on the wharf, the guard will speak lo you. To understand what he is saying, examine the dictionary. He will give cigars and a poster, so go back to Washington and give them to the chief. He will send you to the Smithsonian Institute.
Get in the taxi and when you arrive at the Institute give the slimy pupa lo the curator. Go to the warehouse and examine the crates until you find one marked 'O R. Yental. Hong Kong'. Use the crowbar to open it.
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A group of Ninjas will jump out and take you to a monastery. Quickly give the talisman to the monks, who will take you lo sec the Aliens... Game over, man... Game over.
Matt Taylor Balcombe Most people know that by simply typing the word ¦FUND’ (in capitals) it will give you an extra $ 10,000. This can then be used as many times as you like, but the problem is that after every five times you will suffer an earthquake. So how do you avoid the earth tremors?
SIM CITY - LAND OF FAKES AND MONEY Although Sim City has been tipped pretty extensively in the past, we still manage to acquire new tips on this simulation for wannabe town planners everywhere. So if you're a fan here's how to avoid natural disaster... A good trick is to build up a huge fortune by typing 'FUND' loads and loads of times on bare terrain - that is, before you start to build your city. That way the earthquakes will do no damage, because there is nothing to be damaged. When you have enough cash you can start building. If you need some cash while playing, first off put the game on
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The Hand of Helping is here once more to help gameplayers who
are in need and distress. If you've broken down in a game, or
if you've just broken down then you need the help of a very
nice man. Sorry though, all we've got is Andy Nuttall... RETURN
OF EOTB2 Try as I might I can't get into the big room in the
north of Catacomb level three of Eye of the Beholder 2.1 keep
getting slaughtered by the legion of skeletons. Please
restore my sanity and let me know how to defeat them. A cheat
for infinite health would be helpful as well.
Russ Welsh Hartlepool Aha, bugged by the skellies, eh? First you have to remember that the skeletons are continually being generated. Just outside the room containing the skeletons, you will find a small room with a lockable door. You must rush into the skeleton room, kill three or four skellies, then run back outside, go into the small room, lock the door and rest. Repeat this until they are all dead, then quickly collect everything from the room - especially the Darkmoon key hiding in an alcove. Then get out of there as quickly as possible.
A program to enable you to cheat the game was included on our Coverdisk Issue 38. This is still available from our Back Issues section (see the Contents Page), and it will enable you to adjust all aspects of your party, not just health.
124 FEBRUARY 1993 I have got to the end of the game in EOTB2, and killed Dran Draggore. But then I am immediately wiped out by the dragon.
Is there any particular item I need to kill it or is my party just too weak to handle him?
Stephen Morris Haslington The dragon at the end is in fact Dran himself, but in a different form. To kill the dragon you must use the *4 Talon sword, which is the only effective weapon in this case. Hit him with it as many times as you can, but when you see him breath in - dodge out of the way quickly (if you value your eyebrows). If you have a numeric keypad, use it to move around - this will enable you to dodge more quickly.
Cheat in Little Puff Way back in issue .19. Heather. Oliver and Charlotte Day wrote in with a query about the game Little Puff. We've had a few solutions sent in, but they are a bit too long to print in full, so »f were pleased when Christopher Hilbert and Richard Marlin sent in a cheat Simply type in 'FAT DRAGON NINJA', then press Caps Lock and L to skip levels Unfortunately we couldn't lest this out. But try it and see. Thanks lads.
Call of Eldritch Did any of you out there buy Hound of Shadow, the HP Lovecraft-bascd adventure? I have come unstuck with it. And would appreciate any help or advice from fellow investigators out there.
Guy Cole London No. I'm afraid I can't help you Old. Rut I'm sure somebody somewhere knows the solution so write in and help out our Guy.
Brutish bulldogs In the game Premiere, how do I go about killing the Bulldog in the sub-game at the end of level one?
Robert Booth Colchester The answer is to shoot Inin before he can shoot you) It's a quick-draw situation, so when you see him go for his gun. Hit the fire-hutton as quickly as possible. You will need to do this three times to defeat him.
Strike a light How can I get hold of your marvellous ScrcenPlay book, containing the clues to help me in Dungeon Master. I need to know so that I can finish the game and go on to Chaos Strikes Back.
Maureen The Twilight Zone The ScrecnPlay books are available from our usual mail order address in Somerset, which is printed on the Contents Pages of the magazine. The Dungeon Master hints in ScrcenPlay One are particularly good.
Pirates ahoy!
On a more serious note, we have had several requests for help with the adventure game Hook, which involve the number of available mugs in the Crossed Swords pub. Various readers have phoned or written in wilh this particular poser.
These people have complained that there is only one mug in the pub. This means they are using an illegal copy of the game. Funny one that, pirates playing a game about pirates.
Equally hooked And now lo someone who has a legal copy of the game, and a decent query to bool .. Please can you help me? I’ve tried following the instructions for solving Hook as set out in the November Amiga Format. I managed to collect the anchor, washing pole. Rope, three mugs, a pirate hat AND knock at Mrs Smeedle’s door. In fact everything went well until I tried to use the pole to take the pirate jacket from Mrs Smeedle’s washing line. She keeps stopping me pinching it!
J Weaver Upminster f] ft Although we printed the solution a few months ago. Getting the uniform is still difficult... Yes. I found this a little bit problematic as well. What you need to do is knock on Mrs Smeedle’s door, then rush round as quickly as possible to the washing line and use the pole on the pirate jacket If this doesn't work the first lime around, keep trying - il will work eventually, believe me.
THAT'S ALL FOLKS.
Remember - keep the hints, tips and queries flooding in. We do read all your letters, but only the most interesting or more unusual make it on to the page. No stamped addressed envelopes, please, and no Action Replay cheats. See ya next month.
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Graphics 135 FEBRUARY 1993 ferdic) Amiga Format has been
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If something is let down by poor features, If it's difficult to use or If it's overpriced, we'll tell you. But on the other hand, If It’s well worth the price or does something amazing we'll make you aware of that - and look out for the Amiga Format Gold award which distinguishes a truly excellent product, one that really stands out from the crowd.
SPEED (marked out off 5) ••• • Tremendously Important for both hardware and software: there’s nothing more annoying than waiting. A purely intuitive judgement.
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BOX And here's another very original Idea. Just because you have no real musical talent, that shouldn't prevent you from having a bash.
Not when the Amiga makes it so easy. Dr T's have come up with a great intro to music for beginners and youngsters in the form of a play-along music creator that sets the backing tracks and lets you do the rest. Page 140 MASTER Innovation rules the roost, here.
Microdeal have not only come up with the Amiga's first 16-bit sound sampler in the form of Clarity 16 (due for release very soon), but have also created the and video digitiser. So what does this bizarre combo have to offer? Find out on... Page 136 The Verdict, our at a glance overall rating.
Is a percentage: It's based on sheer quality. But with price taken Into account .so thal you know what kind of a deal you get.
Multimedia VIDEO How the Rating System works Deluxe Paint puts animation at your fingertips, so we re told. All very well, but suppose you've never tried animation before? Suppose you're not very good at drawing? To the rescue comes the Real Things series, with animated 'clip art', this time based around the ever-popular domestic theme of canines. Page 146 Printers OKI LCD PRINTER 'What's an LCD printer?' You might well ask. Well, in quality and in price it’s very similar to a laser printer, though the way it works is somewhat different. This is the first example of this kind of printer we've
ever tested, and the results are surprisingly excellent. We put it to the ultimate test on... Page 148 Let's get serious!
IMAGINE GUIDE We've discovered that there's no computer to compare with the Amiga when It comes to 3D ray-tracing. Possibly the best 3D package to date is Imagine, but it can be difficult to get the best out of the program until you know your way around it. So what could be better than this excellent book to be your guide? Page 146 Neil Jackson sets out the bill of fare for the 'serious product reviews'. Be sure to look out for an exciting new printer idea and a new program for star gazing... S AND VOYAGER Astronomy isn't one ol the hobbies that you would normally think of as going hand In
hand with computing and your Amiga. But think again, because here are two remarkable programs - one brand new, one updated - that will help you explore the wonders and mysteries of the night skies. There's a whole universe happening now and is waiting on... Page 1 56 Memory GIGAMEM So you thought that all the advantages of extra processing speed were only for the wealthy who could afford accelerator cards, did you? Here’s a new piece of software that provides the Amiga with all the advantages of virtual memory' - It's like having lots of extra RAM even if you don't. Discover its advantages
on... Page 144 THE PUBLISHER Desktop publishing is one of the most satisfying things you can do with your Amiga and. Fortunately for you, there's a number of companies that are competing for your money and producing excellent DTP software. This latest arrival from The Disc Company promises remarkable value, but how does it perform? Page 1 SO Graphics REAL THINGS: DOGS Astronomy DISTANT SUN ipi tG DIGITISER & SAMPLER VIDEOMASTER is available from Microdeal 0726 68020 136 VideoMaster is a combi' digitiser and sampler. For under £70 you get your very own mini-multimedia workstation.
FEBRUARY 1993 WHILE SOME HARDWARE developers choose lo diversify into different fields, others stick to doing exactly what they're best at.
Take Microdeal, for example. They have been at the leading edge of Amiga sound products for several years now and their range of Amiga sound samplers is now second to none.
Yet slicking to what you do best doesn't necessarily mean you have lo stagnate.
Microdeal arc on the verge of a whole set of innovative new products, not the least among which is Clarity 16. The first 16-bit high-quality sound sampler for the Amiga. We expected that we might be able to review it this issue, but a full review will hopefully appear in next month's magazine.
And the innovation continues with VideoMaster. The first ever piece of electronic wizardry lo offer you the capacity lo digitise both graphics and sound. It's an odd idea but one that makes good sense. Let's see how it performs under test... One of Microdeal's most popular samplers to date has to be Amas 2. A combined sound sampler and MIDI interface in one compact (and almost bijou) box.
Although there are plenty of better sound samplers available on the market (RamScan's Audio Engineer, to name just one), no other sampler even comes close to Amas 2 in terms of giving the buyer value for money. Offering full-stereo sampling and MIDI compatibility to bool. Amas 2 continues to prove popular among Amiga musicians. Rumour has it that even pop idol Paula Abdul uses an Amiga that is equipped w ith an Amas sampler!
Spotting another obvious gap in the market. Microdcal have now opted for the 'combi' approach once again with the launch of their VideoMaster. A low-cost video digitiser and sound sampler for both the A500 and A500 Plus. Unlike any previous MicroDeal products.
VideoMaster connects to the A500's 86-pin bus connector (the same connector that is used for hard drives) so I'm afraid the rest of us arc- out in the cold until MicroDeal choose lo release a version that can be used on the rest of the Amiga range. A version for both the 2000 and 2000 is at the planning stage, but don't hold your breath.
The thing that makes VideoMaster so special. Though, isn't the fact that it boasts both a digitiser and a sound sampler in one box.
Certainly most other companies would have simply marketed the product as a low-cost Do you need a video digitiser? How about a sound sampler as well? Why buy them separately when you can have them both in one box! Jason Holborn puts Microdeal's latest combination to the test... VideoMasti £69.95 ¦ Video digitiser and sampler ¦ Microdee method of obtaining two extra add ons for your Amiga, but not Microdeal.
Instead they have cleverly managed to seamlessly tie the two products together and create a sort of 'integrated environment' for working with both sound and pictures simultaneously - you can more or less think of it as a mini-multimedia workstation, if you like. In effect, this is exactly what it is. When you think of the Amiga's obvious strengths in the multimedia market, it really comes as something of a surprise that no one has thought of bringing out such a combination before. Oh well. I suppose someone had to be first, and Microdeal are there.
It is fairly easy to set up VideoMaster.
Because once you've lodged its cartridge into the A500's bus connector, then you're ready to boot up the VideoMaster software and start digitising both sound and pictures.
The program is basically split into three different sections - there are two panels for controlling the video digitiser and sound sampler. And then there's a very powerful video sequencer which enables you to create your own multimedia movies, comprising sampled sound and animated frames. The VideoMaster digitiser is a real-time mono affair that can grab a series of frames from any composite video source. The digitiser operates in two modes - either quarter screen or full screen.
Although full screen is perhaps the most useful of the two modes, quarter screen is far more practical simply because it enables VideoMaster to capture frames at a much higher rate - 25 frames per second as opposed to around four frames in full-screen modes.
You will find that grabbing at 25 frames per second eats up RAM pretty quickly, but it produces some really impressive results.
Frame update can also be slowed right down using VidcoMaster's very useful Time Lapse feature. Time Lapse can be used to grab a series of frames at specified intervals (one every two hours, for example). This can be particularly useful when digitising very slow- moving objects. VideoMaster can also capture single full-colour frames in one of two ways - using an RGB splitter or by placing a set of coloured filters (these are included) in front of a video camera (preferably black and white).
Like Rombo's Vidi-Amiga. VideoMaster stores each and every frame that it grabs into memory, forming a sort of digitised animation.
Using VidcoMaster's frame editor (which displays a series of five frames in miniature), you can then cut out and insert new frames with ease, enabling you to modify your animation to suit your needs. Several of these 'mini- (Tp DIGITISER & SAMPLER 137 FEBRUARY 1993 movies' can then be lied logclher lo form a son of digiliscd film.
You've goi your video loolage. All lhal now remains is lo grab some sound effects lo add atmosphere lo your movie. VideoMasler comes complete wiih a fairly good quality sound sampler lhal can sample a mono sound signal al up lo 16 KH . OK, ihe sampling rale is nothing special, bin then you have lo remember lhal sound samples do eal up a lol of RAM, so ihe Iasi thing: lhal you want is a huge sample eating up all your Amiga's memory if you also want lo display a complex animalion.
To be fair, ihe sound qualify is prellv high, especially when you consider the relatively low sampling rale. One minor gripe lhal I do have, though, is Ihe quality of sample editing - lo call il basic would be an understatement I Once you've got bolh your video footage and your samples, you can lie them together using VideoMastcr's video sequencer. This is a bit like ihe sample sequencer built into MicroDeal's SiereoMttster. But for one big difference - this sequencer can also handle digitised animations. Your 'film' can be buill up from any number of video 'clips' simply by assigning each
clip' lo a key on ihe Amiga's keyboard. Then click on the ‘Record’ gadgel Although the maximum audio sampling rate offered by VideoMaster is restricted to just 1 6 Khx, the sound quality is surprisingly high. If you already own a sound sampler, VideoMaster can use this instead.
All your samples are recorded into a single massive audio buffer with each sample separated from the rest by a set of two pointers that designate the start and ending points for the sample. Editing is a little basic though, so you may want to port your samples into a dedicated sample editing program for more comprehensive editing.
The video frame editor is used to remove or insert frames into a video clip grabbed using VideoMaster's digitiser. Each frame within the clip can have its own colour palette, so it's perfectly possible to load and use an IFF image from disk. Small sections of clip can also be isolated by grouping them into a block and then clicking on the 'Cut Rest' option. Alternatively, blocks can also be removed using the 'Cut Block' option.
Finally we have the sequencer, which is the fun bit of VideoMaster. This enables you to construct your own films comprising video clips and sampled sounds. Constructing a sequence is a little like using a MIDI sequencer. All you have to do is to assign each event (which can be either a video clip or a sample) to a key, click on 'Record' and then tap the appropriate key when you want the event to be played.
VideoMaster's digitiser is a (airly capable beast that can grab quarter screen images at rates el up to 25 frames per second.
Obviously the number of frames that you can grab is restricted by memory, so it's best to use a lower frame-grabbing speed if memory is a little tight. On an 8Mb Amiga, it's actually possible to grab over 1,000 of these frames (grabbed at 25 frames per second, that translates to 40 seconds of full-motion video!).
And VideoMasler records any key depressions in real-time. By lapping Ihe same key in rapid succession, it's also possible lo produce an impressive video ‘stuttering* effect.
Samples are added lo your film in exactly ihe same way. Each sample is assigned lo a key and then you simply record the sequence again, pressing ihe sound keys lo record the sample events imo your sequence. If real-time recording is not accurate enough for you. Then you can also add keyboard events in siep-time mode using ihe sequencer's ‘Insert' opiion.
OK. Il does sound pretty haphazard, bui you'd be surprised lo find jusi how easy il is lo gel some really impressive results. If you warn lo share your creations with your friends.
MicroDeal kindly supply a standalone player program which can play your films from a separate disk.
There's no doubt lhal using VideoMasler is tremendous fun. But I can't help thinking lhal this is perhaps its only use - as a novelty ralher lhan a serious tool for graphics, music or even multimedia work.
The full motion quarter screen-grabbing opiion could prove useful for CDTV developers ihough. Because il provides an easy method of producing video footage suitable for CDXL (ihe CDTVs attempt al full-motion video).
The sound sampler section isn't loo bad either, bui VideoMasler really is ralher lei dow n by the quality of its full-screen digitising.
Although quarter screen grabs are full of detail, full-screen grabs seem washed oul.
I keep on warning lo compare VideoMasler lo standalone digitisers and sound samplers such as Vidi and even Microdeal's own Amas 2. But this isn't a particularly fair comparison lo make simply because of the price difference between VideoMasler and the competition (the two products mentioned above would set you back £2001).
VideoMasler still rcprescnls asioundinglv good value for money. Ihough. Lei's face il.
Whal else can y ou buy these day s for just £70?
Sure, you could buy three games, bui I can assure you lhal you'll have far more fun with VideoMasler! If your digitising needs aren't loo serious, then you'll find VideoMasler is well worth investigating. 'Zi SPEED • • • • Grabbing and editing options are performed al a lightning-tast rate.
DOCUMENTATION • • • Although visually nothing special. Ihe VideoMaster manual is quile readable.
ACCESSIBILITY • • • • • Plug il in. Connect a sound and video source and you re away - II really Is lhal simple FEATURES • • • Doesn’t pose a Ihreal lo dedicated samplers and digitisers, bui It's a capable system.
VALUE • • • • • Only £70 lor a sound sampler and a dlgillser can’t be sniffed al.
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MUSIC SOFTWARE fTp If you want to create your own hip-hop, dance or rave music, but you don't think you have the talent, Andy Nuttall may have just the thing... music, and add in effects such as pitch shift, echo and repeated loops.
The Jam screen is similar to Remix, except that here you can change the current pattern by clicking on one of the style buttons at the bottom of the screen. Four different drum styles arc provided for each backbcat, along with four bass and four melody lines. If these are selected during recording, the new pattern will play at the start of the next bar.
Using this method you can change the feel of the music as it plays, creating an entire song easily and quickly.
The main Boom Box screen, which is used to play the prerecorded tracks and adjust each volume using the sliders.
Boom Box Boom Box achieves its objectives because it enables you to begin playing and mixing as soon as you load it up. And it's simple and great fun to use. It does have some limitations, however, which could have been made better.
The main niggle is that you can't create your own patterns of music, so you're stuck with the patterns provided. Of course, it doesn't claim to be a sequencer, so it would be unfair of us to mark it down because of this, but some kind of pattern-creating routines wouldn't have gone amiss. Having said that, there are enough patterns built-in to keep you going for a while - and there is scope for addon disks in the future should this package prove to be popular.
The other minor point is that the timing w ill occasionally go awry when you try to jam along with too many samples. This is a bad point, but it shouldn't happen too often.
This is an excellent introduction to making computer music, as control is easy and it's not at all technical. Any parents who have kids that are into hip-hop. Techno or rave music could do worse than buy them this package.
OK. Maybe it won't teach them to play the piano, and they won't use it to make a hit record, but they might find it a useful stepping stone to greater things. If £39.95 ¦ Music software ¦ Dr T's bass and melody, while a fourth track is left open so you can play the samples over the top.
Boom Box is controlled via one of three different function screens. Playback. Remix and Jam. The Playback screen acts in a similar way to a ghetto-blaster style tape player, with controls such as play, pause, fast-forward and rewind. Here you can also adjust the volume level of each track separately to set the 'feel' of the piece of music you're trying to create.
The Remix screen enables you to alter the mix of a backbcat. By using your mouse to move the volume sliders corresponding to each of the four tracks. At the same time, pressing keys I lo 6 triggers an IFF I internal sample stored in memory.
The six can be chosen from the 50 different which are provided, or if you own a sampler you may use your own. The samples included are pretty varied - from hip-hop style drum machines lo the obligatory James Brown vocals. You can also alter the tempo of the WHETHER YOU ALREADY own an Amiga or not, it's likely that you already know about its musical power. Not only is it becoming the choice of MIDI musicians everywhere, it also has the capability of playing samples without any external hardware.
It is this latter point that Dr T's have exploited with their latest program. Boom Box.
The developers, who are already renowned for their excellent MIDI sequencer KCS .1.5 and patch editor X-oR. Are aiming their new product at a market full of would-be musicians who have no previous experience with computer music, but have got an Amiga and they know it's capable of making a decent noise.
The idea is that Boom Box just provides a backbcat while you alter the mix of the music and simply have a jam by using internal Amiga samples. You are provided with seven different backbcats. Each with differing musical styles such as hip-hop and rave. Each one consists of three separate tracks for drums.
BOOM BOX is available from Zone Distribution 071-733 8444 140 FEBRUARY 1993 MEEDS 1 MEC Boom Box SPEED • • • Generally quick and responsive, but it can occasionally slip out ot time.
DOCUMENTATION • • • FA Repeats A reasonable manual containing both Amiga and PC instructions - but only PC screenshots.
ACCESSIBILITY • • • • • Very easy to get into, clearly presented and great tun to use.
FEATURES • • • • The patterns and samples provided are good, and the options are well thought-out.
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often measured in terms of kilobytes rather than megabytes. Back then, most of us were more used to 64K. 48K or even measly 32K micros - a machine with anything more than this was considered to be a real powerhouse!
FEBRUARY 1993 In these days of 24-bit graphics and 16-bit sound sampling, though, a machine with less than 2Mb of RAM is considered almost unusable! I'm lucky enough to own a machine equipped with a full 9Mb of RAM. But even this elephant-like memory capacity is often not enough for sophisticated applications.
So what do you do when memory problems start to occur? The obvious answer would be to add more memory to your system in the form of RAM chips. This is all well and good providing that you have both an accelerated Amiga that is capable of being expanded beyond the Amiga's self-imposed 10 Mb memory limit and your pocket can take the strain (32-bit RAM chips don't come cheap).
Believe it or not though, there is a way of getting around this problem without having to dish out mcgabucks - all you need is a hard disk, an accelerated Amiga equipped with an MMU (Memory Management Unit) and a copy of GigaMem, the Amiga's first virtual- mcmory system.
Virtual memory is a very clever software technique that attempts to fool your Amiga into thinking that it has more memory than is actually installed inside your machine. The data which the Amiga attempts to store in this Menory Configuration GIGAMEM is available from HB Marketing 0753 686000 Virtual denory (HB) “EXTERNAL PR06RANS- Audiodasterlll Rud iodasterlVSoundMa CygnusEd DigiPaint Dpaint_ 1 35.8 LU J Buffer denory (HB)
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GigaMem £TBA ¦ Virtual memory software ¦ HB Marketing 'fake' memory' is in fact held on your hard disk. Using some very clever buffering, data is transported to and from the hard disk whenever it is needed by the application that created that data. Although this obviously results in a slow-down in the system performance, it's a small price to pay for all those extra megabytes of memory.
The amount of virtual RAM that you can access is limited only by the capacity of your hard disk, although it's unlikely you'll ever need more than a 100 Mb. GigaMem is capable of handling up to one gigabyte of virtual RAM (that's 1.024 Mb!) So it's very unlikely that you'll ever feel held back.
Like most virtual memory systems.
GigaMem won't work unless you own a fairly powerful computer. Even if you own a machine equipped with a processor accelerator. GigaMem won't run unless the card is equipped with a memory management unit (MMU). Both the 68030 and the '040 have these built in as standard, so A3000 and A4000 owners have nothing to worry about.
Another very important addition is a pretty substantial (and fast) hard disk. Unlike programs of this kind on other systems.
GigaMem doesn't insist that you set aside a partition of your hard drive for the virtual RAM. So there's no need to reformat your existing drive. Personally, though. I would recommend such a practice simply because it offers far more security just in case something does go wrong - losing the contents of your virtual RAM won't be too much of a loss, but you'll kick yourself if your hard drive gels w iped! To Ire fair though. GigaMem has performed faultlessly while it has been installed on my A3000.
With all that virtual RAM at your disposal. It's now perfectly possible to run several large tasks concurrently. You could, for example, run a hand scanner at 400 dpi, process 24-bit graphics in Art Department Professional, digitise sound at 52KH . And build up a minute-long animation within Dpaint. All without running out of memory. In practice this isn't always the case though.
What you must consider is that virtual RAM is treated as fast RAM. So any program that relies solely on chip RAM will not be able to take advantage of GigaMem. Thankfully most modem graphics and music programs are not held back by the chip RAM limitation, so you'll probably only encounter this problem with older programs.
GigaMem most certainly isn't the answer to every Amiga owner's RAM-shorlage problems. Most of us encounter these problems sooner or later, but GigaMem won't be of use to you unless you're lucky enough to own a machine that is capable of handling it.
Thankfully the price of processor cards equipped with memory-managemcnt units is starting to fall dramatically (especially now that Commodore have released the A1200 and dropped the price on the A3000), so the sort of hardware that is required to run GigaMem is no longer the sort of pie-in-the-sky stuff that it was two years ago.
If you have got a machine that is capable of running GigaMem and you've got plenty of space available on your hard drive, then GigaMem may well be the answer to all your RAM shortage problems. Although software solutions such as this will never really perform as well as a dedicated RAM expansion.
GigaMem represents a very good alternative.
One thing's for sure - GigaMem will definitely be staying on my hard drive. 'I) GigaMem Considering the complexities ot virtual memory, it has very acceptable performance figures.
DOCUMENTATION • • The GigaMem manual could probably benefit from some more in-depth explanations.
ACCESSIBILITY • How many Amiga users own an accelerated Amiga with a memory-management unit?
FEATURES • • • • For what should be a minimal price. G gaAfem can add a Gigabyte ot RAM to your system.
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Reference Book ¦ E1 5.95 ¦ Alternative Image (0533 440041)
BRILLIANT AS IMAGINE 2.0 may be as a 3D modelling and rendering
system, there are a lot of people who don't realise this
because they just cannot get to grips with the program.
The complexity of the interface and the huge range of functions and options make it one of the densest packages to leam on the Amiga.
The problem is not exactly helped by the manuals that Impulse have managed to provide to go with the two versions of the programs. The first is so minimal that not all the features are even mentioned, let alone explained. Dedicated users could have hours, days, months of fun trying to fathom things just by trial and error - which is perhaps the best way to leam, but painfully slow and frustrating nonetheless.
The second manual goes to the other extreme and is so dense a tutorial that dipping in for reference is almost impossible. Luckily for Imagine 2 users. Steven Worling has produced a new reference book - Understanding Imagine 2.0 - and it is not only by far the easiest way to leam the system, but also one of the best manuals available for any 3D program.
Real Things - Dogs Animated clip art ¦ £30 ¦ Living Data 146 FEBRUARY 1993 video, though some hand touching-up has been necessary. With so many copies of the HAM Deluxe Paint IV now available. HAM versions of some animals are provided, and these add considerably to the realism. Of all animals though, perhaps dogs are the least enhanced by the extra colour depth of HAM because they are quite limited in their range of shades.
As well as the introduction of HAM. RGB have introduced Chaining. Previously, each animbrush has had one complete movement of an animal - walking, hovering, swimming across the screen. If this method of animation is to progress, animators need to be able to link together several types of movement - changing direction, standing up and walking, running up to and then attacking prey etc. The 1 AM NONE too partial to dogs. Hot dogs maybe, but dogs anywhere closer than One Man and His Dog I can do without. So dogs on a computer screen are just about in the right place for me. Nevertheless, it's a
mark of RGB's success with the realism of Real Things
- Dogs. That, even behind the screen, prolonged experimenting
with the latest addition to the Real Things series has made me
feel more than a little uncomfortable at limes.
The Dogs package consists of two disks of animbrushcs and animations suitable for using in Deluxe Paint III or IV. Plus the usual thorough RGB tutorials and user guides. Nine breeds arc covered; some in more detail than others. Once again - like Safari and SeaLife - all of the images are from frame-grabbed REAL THINGS - DOGS is available from RGB Studios 0825 732666 'Chaining' together of several movements in Dogs is the first example of what promises to be a very powerful tool.
Looking at the complete series of Real Things, a steady progression is obvious.
Horses was well executed but obviously hand drawn. Humans and Birds were also 'just' produced the hard way, from scratch but with more skill and a real feeling for movement - especially Birds.
Safari and Sealife - originating from digitised originals - were far more realistic especially in the naturalistic movement. Now Dogs, with both HAM colour depth and the new concept of Chaining, has made another leap of development.
Nevertheless, by playing with lo-rcs images in Dpainl again it is obvious how far the Amiga has fallen behind in the graphics area compared with the Mac and Pcs. Huge chunky pixels and gross colour banding make it difficult to take this level of Amiga graphics seriously. This is not the fault of Real Things Studios who arc trying their best on a limited system. Fortunately along comes the Amiga 1200 and the AGA. Let's hope Living Data will progress even further with the huge leap of quality to 8-bit colour and 800x600 resolution. No more dogs (hough please! O The book steadily works its way
through each of Imagine's powerful editors, explaining every function and quirk, solving likely problems and concentrating extra effort on the most difficult or special aspects of the system.
The style is easy and chatty but precise and informative at the same time. No stone is left unturned. Even after four years of using Impulse products from Turbo Silver onwards, and two years of effort on Imagine. I learned something new on almost every page!
At the end of the 'manual' proper arc 70 pages of appendices detailing problem workrounds. Fun tricks, tips, ideas, object creation strategies and detailed descriptions of all of the textures and F X. Many of which arc useful in any 3D program.
The only real problem with Understanding Imagine 2.0 is that it is almost a bootleggers' charter at only £15.95. Nevertheless, if you own Imagine you just have to buy this book.
Imagine 2.0 is arguably the best 3D system on any desktop computer. And now mere mortals can use it too. O 92% 75% T ...in Word Processing with Perfect Printing c,UTUilaud Final Proves.
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United Kingdom version unjtoned «S supported by... Gordon Harwood Computers • New Street • Alfrcton l rbyshirc • DE55 7BP • Telephone: (1773 8367X1 inal Copy 11 encompasses a whole range of other advanced features, here's just a selection: ? Uses the latest Wotkbench 2 Style interface on all Amigas ? On screen command ribbon controls (format your document with the simple touch of a button) ? 25'7c to 400% editable page reduction and magnification command -i ? Title page, master pages & style sheets ? Right left pages with binding offset ? Open multiple documents ? Hast mouse document panning
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E. &O.E. '' '' '' * £899 ¦ LED Printer ¦ Oki OK. I KNOW what
you're thinking - what's an LED printer, right? Well an LED
printer isn't that different from conventional laser printers,
such as the Ricoh LPI200 reviewed in Issue 41. Both type of
printer use basically the same electrophotographic recording
system to fuse charged ink particles on to paper.
The only real difference between them is that an LED printer uses an incredibly fine array of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to charge the sheet rather than a laser beam.
Oki launch into the Amiga market with their new light-emitting-diode Had laser printers better Jason Holborn writes... Oki OL40 Heading Oki's offensive into the Amiga market is the OL400. A new printer that offers LED printing technology to the masses. As we've come to expect from all things Oki. The
01. 400 is a good-looking printer. Finishing in the same
off-white shade of cream that adorns the Amiga 500 (although
newer Amigas seem to use a far pastier shade of cream), the
01.400 is a well-designed printer indeed.
The Oki printer comes with Swiss and Dutch lonls, which are the same as Helvetica and Times.
148 The paper tray (which can hold up to 200 sheets of standard copier paper) sticks out of the front of the casing, giving easy access when Ihe dreaded 'Out of Paper' error message appears on the OL4(X)'s LCD display.
The control panel (which uses an LCD display) is both straight forward and surprisingly easy to use. It's so easy to use lhal you barely need to consult the manual.
FEBRUARY 1993 OKI OL400 phone Oki for your iocal dealer 0800 525 585 T he 01.400 comes complete with three emulation modes, so getting your favourite program to talk to the printer shouldn't be a problem. By default, the OL400 runs in Hewlett Packard LaserJet 2 mode, but it can also be driven in IBM ProPrinter XL and Diablo 630 ECS emulation modes. Although the HP LaserJet printer driver bundled with Amiga Desktop Workbench 1.3 and 2.04 is sad to say the least, but rumour has it that Commodore have improved the driver in Workbench 3.0. the latest release of AmigaDOS that will eventually
filter down to the rest of us in the shape of Workbench 2.1. There's talk too of a dedicated HP LaserJet driver from IrseeSoft (producers of the successful TurboPrim Professional and Citizen's PriiuManager) too, so LaserJet 2- compatible printers are finally quite useable on the Amiga (about time loo).
The OL400 is equipped with a decent selection of typefaces, especially when the printer is run in its native HP LaserJet emulation mode. Typefaces on offer include Courier and Line Printer faces, plus 'Swiss' and 'Dutch', which are basically Oki's own versions of Helvetica and Times. These typefaces are available in a number of different point sizes, giving a maximum choice of 25 different fonts. If the fonts on offer don't meet with your approval, extra fonts and typefaces can be added using optional font cartridges.
I he 01.400 certainly shares more than a few similarities with more conventional laser printers. For starters, it's what the techies call a ¦page printer' - that is. It's only capable of printing a whole page at a time, so you'll get a full sheet of paper thrown out at you even if you only w ant to print a single line of text.
Printers such as the OL400 are designed primarily for DTP work, so you're probably better off with a dot-matrix or an inkjet if printing text is your only requirement. Another similarity is the OL400's resolution - a bog- standard laser resolution of 300x300 dpi is the maximum printing resolution on offer.
In use. Ihe OL400 proves itself lo be a capable performer. Allhough priming speed is nol exceplional (four pages per minute), ihe prim quality is top notch, however a couple of my early printouts showed signs of print-purity problems due to unequal toner distribution (the same shade of grey would print slightly darker in some areas). After a few days use though, this problem managed to sort itself oul and the print quality improved as a direct result. In particular, the output from ProPage was exceptional when printing at a maximum density setting of seven.
Prices for Ihe 01.400 can vary between dealers. Oki actually quote a retail price of £899 for the basic 512k OL400 and £1.099 for an OL400 with 1.5Mb of RAM (you'll need the extra RAM for ProPage work), but even they admit that you can pick up these two models for approximately £449 and £599 respectively just by shopping around.
Another big advantage of the OL400 printer is the low price of the loner cartridges - instead of the usual £70+ that you find with laser printers, a toner cartridge for the 01.400 will set you back just £20! At these sort of prices then, the Oki OL400 represents perhaps the most affordable laser-quality printer available on the market. '! Oki 0L400 speed • • • • Despite Workbench's awtul HP LaserJet driver, the OL400 turns out some acceptable speeds.
DOCUMENTATION • • • A little more detail would have been nice, but the manual is adequate enough.
PRINT QUALITY • • • • Apart from the print purity problems discussed, print quality was excellent.
FEATURES •• • •• The 01400 Is so blindingly simple lo use that you don't really need a manual!
VALUE • • • • • Not only is the 01400 cheap to buy. But it s also pretty cheap to run too.
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The Disc Company have launched The Publisher, a mono-only program that can be used to produce anything from posters and fliers to complete magazines.
At under £50. This is the cheapest Amiga DTP program available - even PageSetler 2 (its nearest rival) will set you back double the asking price of The Publisher. Surely at this price, it can't be any good... or can it? It comes on three disks containing two program modules and a plethora of fonts. Before you can start laying out the next issue of your football or Amiga-uscrs' fanzine though, you have to install The Publisher on to a separate set of work disks or your hard disk (definitely a recommended extra, simply because of the amount of disk swapping that's needed).
M CD C Installation is fairly simple and involves setting up a couple of assignments that tell The Publisher and its program modules where everything can be found. It comes complete with programs that automate this process just in case you don't understand AmigaDOS.
- ¦o •o UJ Like most DTP programs, it is memory hungry. Unless
you've got at least 2Mb of RAM. Don't even attempt to run the
program.
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The Publisher comprises two programs - the layout program and a separate PostScript interpreter. Why a PostScript interpreter? Well, this program is important because The Publisher is not capable of printing to any printer other than a PostScript device.
Obviously few home users have Postscript printers, so The Disc Company have included the interpreter to enable the output to be printed on a standard Preference-supported printer. If all this sounds familiar, you'd be right - The Publisher is actually a slightly cut- down version of Emerald Graphics' Saxon Publisher, a previously expensive (£200!)
DTP program that proved only slightly more popular than the Inland Revenue.
Like Saxon, it does not have a straightforward process for laying out a page. Instead of simply opening up a box and dropping some text or graphics into the box (it la ProPage).
With this program it requires more planning.
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Text can be flowed directly into a box by loading a text file created in any one of a number of word processors (The Publisher can read files from Excellence! And Kindwords.
Among others) or typed directly into the box using the program's built-in text-editing facility. Once the text is in the box. You then define a 'style lag' that dictates the type of font used, its point size, leading, tracking etc. Unlike ProPage. It can also automatically add both a shadow and an outline around any text that you choose to edit. And, because the program uses standard Adobe Type One outline fonts, you can also stretch and squeeze text within a box with no degradation in print quality.
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Times. Avant Garde.
Bookman and Zapf Chancery.
Graphics in various formats can easily be ported into your documents. Standard IFF and IFF-24 bitmap graphics, plus EPS and DR4D structured drawings are all supported.
Although colourful bitmaps can only be printed in monochrome. The Publisher is capable of representing these colours w ith up to 256 shades of grey when printing to a Postscript ImageSctter. IFF support is well catered for. But it would have been nice if The Publisher had provided direct support for ProDraw 'clip' files, the Amiga standard for structured drawings. As it is. You’ll have to 9 k ¦ v«i ad lift of I Once a box has boon created and dragged to the size needed, text can be pulled in by typing it directly on to the page or by loading in a text file from a word processor.
External text is flowed into the box simply by selecting the box and then clicking on the 'tag' that contains the text.
“E3 Now that the text is in the box, we can create a 'style tag' that defines the font to be used, its point size, leading, tracking and so on. Standard Adobe Type One fonts can be used without modification, so extra fonts can easily be bought, perhaps as PD, and added to the range available for use.
The next thing we can do with the program is assign a 'texture' to the text to define what degree of shade it's going to be and also whether or not you want a drop shadow for example, or an
• *. Simple eh?
With the tag defined, a quick click on the 'paragraph style' gadget assigns it to our text. Next we rotate the text. Note that this doesn't rotate the box itself - just its contents. The box contents can be rotated through a full 360 degrees.
Here's our rotated text complete with its final typeface that we picked: drop shadow and outline. If you want, you can then reshape the box by pulling out each corner point so that the text flows correctly.
Graphics are easy to add. Just create a box, select 'Import IFF' and assign the tag to the new box. If the picture doesn't fit, you can use the 'Scale To Fit' gadget or manually scale the graphic using the Box requester.
Save your ProDraw drawings in EPS format to use them w ithin The Publisher.
Box manipulation is one aspect that sets The Publisher apart front the competition.
There are the usual tools to rotate, scale, flip and generally mess around with boxes and their contents, but it also enables you to create irregular-shaped boxes, something that even ProPage can’t handle. You can also assign what it calls a ’texture’ to any box too. Including an outline, drop shadow and fill colour.
Printing is the most complex aspect of designing a page with The Publisher. Due to its Saxon Publisher origins, it is not capable of direct output to Preference-supported printers.
Instead it creates a PostScript file that must then be loaded into its separate PostScript Interpreter (which is basically a rebadged version of SaxonSeripi Professional) if you w ant to print to a dot-matrix, inkjet or HP-compatible laser printer. Don’t let this put you off - it’s really a straightforward process.
The Publisher is one of those packages you initially loathe, but after a couple of hours' experimenting you end up absolutely loving it. Although it certainly isn't the most accessible entry-level desktop publishing program (its high system requirements and unconventional method of working see to that! I there's absolutely no doubting that it’s by far the most powerful. To be honest, comparing il w ith its most immediate competition does the program no justice whatsoever.
The Publisher is such a powerful program it deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as professional systems like PageSlream and ProPage. With a good selection of Type One fonts and a hard disk-based Amiga, there’s no reason why The Publisher couldn’t be used to lay oul Amiga Format. Even on my rather aged B2IXX). It was able to produce pages w ith the kind of case and quality normally only- associated with high-end DTP programs such as Ventura Publisher on the PC and Quark Xpress on the Macintosh.
If you're lucky enough lo own an accelerated Amiga. The Publisher suddenly becomes a package lhal can trade punches with the best of 'em. For budding amateurs and professionals alike, it's a bargain that definitely shouldn’t he missed.
SPEED • • • • Even on a fairly standard kind ot Amiga. The Publisher is surprisingly rapid.
DOCUMENTATION • • • • Installation instructions are somewhat vague, but the program Is explained well enough.
ACCESSIBILITY • • • Using the program is simple enough, but you’ll need a lalriy porky Amiga to use it properly.
FEATURES • • • • • Apart trom no colour support. The Publisher can trade punches with the best ot 'em.
VALUE • • • • • £50 lor a package ol this quality is exceptionally good value tor money.
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£49.95 8Mb RAM Board for A1500 or 2000 Aries Board 0Mb £79.95
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is could not be easier than with our new ROM switcher. £9.95
ickstart 1.3 ROM(Sux*eo MpwcMy) £29.95 Kickstart 2.4 ROM
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Addoms Family ....16.99 Afterburner .6 99 ,gony .....24 99 Airbus 22.99 Air, Land, Sea .....24.99 Air Support .19.99 Alien 3 ....19.99 Altered Beast ..6.99 Amberstar ...19.99 Amos The Creator 29.99 Amos 3D .24.99 Amos Compiler ....19.99 Amos
Professional 44.99 Another World .....19.99 Aquatic Games ....16.99 anoid 2 6 99 Award Winners ..16.99 Archer Macleans Pool 16.99 Arsenal FC * 16.99 Ashes of Empire ..22.99 Assassin ...16.99 Assault on Alcatraz .....16.99 A - Train* .22.99 AVSB Harrier Assault ...19.99
B. C. Kid ...17.99 B17 Flying
Fortress (1 Meg) * .22 99 Batman Coped
Crusader ...6.99 Batman the
Movie ..6.99 Bat 2 * (1
Meg| ...26.99 Battletoads
* 19.99 Bill's Tomato
Game .....19.99 Billy the Kid
* ......16.99 Birds of Prey (1 Meg)
..22.99 Black Crypt
.19 99 Blues
Brothers .8.99 Bonanza Bros
.....16.99 Bubble
Bobble ......6.99
Cobol ..6.99
California Games 2 ....16.99 Carl Lewis
Challenge ..16.99
Campaign .22.99 Castles
...19.99 Championship
Manager (1 Meg], .16 99 Chaos
Engine ......16.99 Chuck Rock 2
* ...16 99 Civilisation (1 Meg) 22.99
Conon The Cimmerian * ..19.99 Cool World
* ......17.99 Covert Action (1
Meg] 22.99 Crazy Cars
3 ......16.99 Cruise For A
Corpse ....19 99 Crystal Kingdom Dizzy
* .14 99 Curse of
Enchata .22.99 Daley Thompson
Challenge 6.99 Dark Sun: Shattered Lands *
...21.99 Dark Queen of Krynn ..22.99
Death Knights Of Krynn (1 Meg| 19.99 Deluxe Paint
4 .....54.99 Demonsgate
* ... 22.99 Desert Strike
* .....19 99 Dizzy
Collection ..16.99 Doodle
Bug ..17.99 Double
Dragon ......8.99 Double Dragon
2 ...8.99 Double Dragon
3 .16.99 Dragon
Nin|a .6.99
Dreodnought 22.99 Dream
Team . 17.99 Dune
19.99 Dungeon Master
Chaos ...19 99 Dynablaster ..19.99
Easy Amos ...29.99 Elite 2
* ...22.99
Epic ..19.99 Euro
Football Champ ..16.99 Eye of the Beholder
(1 Meg ) ...19.99 Eye Of The Beholder 2 (1
Meg)......21.99 Eye of the Storm * 19
99 F15 Strike Eagle 2 (1 Meg] .....22.99 F16 Combat
Pilot ...8.99 F19 Stealth
Fighter ......19.99 Falcon 3
* ...24.99 Fantastic
Worlds ..20.99 Fire
Force .16.99 Fire and
Ice ..16.99 First Samurai +
Mego-lo-Mania 19.99 Flag
* 19.99 Flash Back
* .19.99
Flood ...8.99
Football Crazy .....16.99 Football
Director 2 |1 Meg) .....16.99 Formula One Grand Prix
...22.99 Games 92-Espana 19.99 Ghostbuslers
2 6.99 Ghouls and
Ghosts .6.99 G IOC
...16.99 Gobliiins
.16.99 Gobliiins
2 ...16.99
Gods .16.99 Graham
Gooch " 19.99 Graham
Toylor ....16.99 Grusome
* ...16.99 Gunship 2000 * (1
Meg) 22.99 Guy Spy
.19.99 Hard
Drivin 6.99 Harlequin
.16.99 Harpoon + Battleset
2 .22.99 Harpoon Battleset
3 ......9 99 Harpoon Battleset
4 ......9.99 Harpoon Scenario
Editor .13.99 Head Over
Heels ...6.99 Head to
Head .....22.99 Heart Of China (1
Meg] ..22.99 Heimdall (1
Meg) .19.99 Hitchikers
Guide ....7.99
Hoi ...16.99 Hook
16.99
Humans ...19.99 Ion
Botham ...19.99
IK+ ......6.99 Indy
Jones - Atlantis Action * ...19.99 Indy Jones - Atlantis
Adv (1 Meg) . . 24.99 Int Sports
Challenge ....19.99 Ishar
.....19.99
Ivonhoe .....6.99 Jack
Nicklous Extra Courses ......9.99 Jack Nicklous
Golf .7.99 Jack Nicklous Unlimited
Golf |1 Meg) . 19.99 Jaguar XJ220 II
Meg) .16.99 Jimmy Whiles
Snooker .19.99 John Madden
.....16.99 Keys of Moromon *
....16.99
KGB* .....20.99 Kings Quest
5 (1 Meg) 22.99 Knightmore
...19.99 Knights of the Sky (1 Meg) 22.99
Laser Squod 2 * ..16.99 Leeds
United .17.99
Leander ...16.99 Leathal
Weapon 3 .....16.99 Leather
Goddess ....7.99
Legend ....21 99 Legend of
Kyrondio .....23.99 Legends of
Valour 20.99 Leisure Suit lorry 5 (1
Meg) 22.99 Lemmings ? Dola Disk .19.99
Lemmings Construction Kit * ....16.99 Lemmings Data
Disk ....13.99 Lemmings 2
* ......17.99
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7. 99 ASTRONOMY 0 To the Sun reader, astronomy is what Russell
Grant does. To the layman, it's a world of semi-religious
terms like Right Ascension. In truth, astronomy is as simple
as turning on your Amiga and looking out of the window.
Neil Jackson does a bit of star gazing... Starlight ONE THING THAT astronomers hate about Britain, it's the weather. Not because they get wet. But because a sky of clouds makes viewing stars a bit tough. For first-time astronomers, there’s another problem - knowing what you’re looking for. It’s easy to get disorientated when looking at a sprinkling of stars hundreds of light years away, especially if you don’t know a binary from a black hole.
Famous names like Galileo. Herschel and Copernicus learned their astronomy the hard way. With pen and paper, endless calculations and a lot of cye-strain. But nowadays we don’t have lo go through that.
With an astronomy program you can do all the leg-work of finding stars without going out in the cold. Once you’ve located a star with your computer, you can read the coordinates from the screen and set up your telescope to match. Even if all you have is a pair of binoculars and a magnetic compass, an astronomy package can still make sky-searching easier.
M 03 3x3 c ' & At first glance, Distant Suns is a bit daunting, because ail the simple functions are tucked away in hidden menus.
It's also slightly slower to update.
Distant Suns' most impressive feature is its What's Up?
Mode. This tells you all the important things you're going to see in the real sky tonight.
• o O UJ There’s an entire universe of bizarre celestial
objects, man-made lumps in space, and Lord know s what else up
there. The trouble is.
It’s never there when you want it and it’s usually tiny when you eventually find it.
A good astronomy program lets you zoom in close to see the details, or experiment with different viewpoints. Really good programs (like those on review hercl are supplied with digitised photographs taken by professional astronomers. These stunning full-colour views can make the whole topic seem more vibrant and exciting. And the more you play with your model universe, the more you'll leant from the real one - without getting wet or cold.
In essence. Distant Suns is similar to Voyager.
It docs many of the same jobs like tracking planets, updating the sky in real time, finding specific stars or deep-sky objects. The major difference is the way in which Distant Suns goes about its work. If you're running it from a single-floppy Amiga, you'll meet Distant Suns' clumsiness in the first few moments.
Although the program disk comes with its own Workbench which means vou don't have to find yours, it doesn't auto-run. Which is a bit daft (Voyager makes no pretence - it doesn't VOYAGER £69.95 come w ith any Workbench, so you have to use by Carina Software your own!). Worse. Distant Suns takes ages to load, and at one point it asks you to swap the DISTANT SUNS disks - using a black box. With black text, on a £69.95 black background! Very helpful - not!
By Virtual Assuming you make it past this oversight Reality Labs (which just looks like a black-screen crash).
Distant Suns goes on to ask for no fewer than Both are available 10 disk swaps. Nightmare! I wouldn't want to from HB Marketing have to do that in the dark. To get the most out 0753 686000 of Distant Suns (and avoid terminal insanity) you really need at least an external disk. Both DISTANT SUNS programs improve several hundred percent when installed on hard drive.
Another bug-ette occurs when you set up your location and current time. You type this data into a separate dialogue box which opens up on the main screen. This is fine if the system clock is stopped - if it isn't, the dialogue box resets to the system clock and location, usually just before you finish the last couple of entries. A small point, but an example of the way some things are done in Distant Suns.
Distant Suns does have features which aren't in Voyager, but there are only three worth noting. One is Distant Suns' facility to create animations which you can save as AN1M files, another is its AREXX commands.
Combine the two and you can make some impressive standalone animations automatically. Hut it requires some time to master.
A more useful feature is the 'What's Up?'
Mode which displays all the major movements in your bit of sky according to the current date, lime and location. It's quick and useful and it's great if you're intent on spotting something 'special' and you need to know the time it happens. It also gives you a few days' advance warning of meteor showers.
Some of the other claimed features don't seem to be doing anything at till. The twinkle option is supposed to simulate the interference caused by the Earth's atmosphere, bul this has no noticeable effect, despite much twiddling w ith the monitor.
Another mode, the Flashcard, is supposed to give you quick star-spotting tests. In theory, it chooses a random constellation viewed from Earth and you guess what it is. In practice, it just doesn't work properly and it just keeps displaying the same bit of skv. And then crashes. Further investigations seem to produce no solutions, but the crash hasn't happened again, just lo be awkward.
On the whole. Distant Suns is a bit disappointing compared to Voyayer. It docs have redeeming features, especially the animation capability, bul it doesn't really have (he air of quality that I oyayer possesses. It may be more useful than Voyager if you're a die-hard serious astronomer, partly because its notation will be more familiar to pros than beginners, and partly because it has a red-only display mode w hich doesn't ruin your night-vision.
It WL is i 4 9 This is one of tho two full-streen views thot come with Distant Suns. If you wont any mote, you hove to buy thorn separately.
SKY VERSUS SKY - THE PROGRAMS COMPARED Both programs feature a bewildering array of options, and both look similar when It comes to the stars on the screen. But the two programs have several differences which could change your buying decision. Here's how they stack up... Voyager Distant Suns
VI. 1 V4.1 Sywawr_ Minimum RAM 1 Mb (chip) Imb (chip| Number of
disks supplied 3 2 Runs from floppies Yes yes (Workbench
reqd) (Workbench inc| Harddrive installable yes yes
Multi-tasks OK yes yes User-definable startup yes yes
Load save settings yes yes Demo settings included yes |38|
yes (3| TIME CONTROLS Auto-advance time yes yes Forwards and
backwards time yes yes Variable time step yes yes LOCATION
CONTROLS User-definable location yes yes Predefined city
locations yes no Pick from globe yes no Pick planet to view
from yes yes (not moon) Outer space viewpoints possible yes
yes VIEW CONTROLS Vanable field of view (zoom| yes yes Star
atlas planetarium view yes yes Local horizon view yes yes
Full sky Mercator view yes yes Vanable bnghtness magnitude
range yes yes Town country city sky brightness levels no yes
Twilight sky modes yes (3 shades) yes 116 shades) Star trails
yes yes Twinkle mode no yes Dim control panel no yes Lock
view to object yes yes Show precession (planet-wobble) yes
yes VIEW OPTIONS Planets II II Ouick-search major stars 17 1
Quick-search constellations Ouick-search asterisms 88 89
(familiar star-dusters| 24 10 Comets 16 11 Asteroids 16 3
Spacecraft Deep-sky objects S none (galaxies, nebulae. Etc|
yes yes Constellation outlines yes yes Mythical constellation
creatures yes no Sky grid yes yes Userdefinable object orbits
yes yes Earth's shadow yes y« Custom horizon line yes yes
Milky Way outline yes no EXTRA FEATURES Identify random star
mode no yes What's up tonight?' Mode no yes Conjunction
search yes no Planet gallery yes no Moon map yes no Day night
map y« no Full-screen planet star pictures 22 2 Save screen
as IFF yes yes Save animations as ANIM file no yes If you
intend to create animated sequences which can be played
separately. Distant Suns is the only choice. However. Vayaycr
has several interesting sub-screens which provide more
detail on the common stellar objects than Distant Suns. This,
combined w ith the easier control interface and more
accessible educational bits make Voyager the best choice
for a casual, amateur or beginner astronomer - and that's
most of usl Distant Suns is a bit more techie, and assumes a
degree of knowledge and patience which only more advanced
astronomers may possess. Distant Suns is better-suited to
'fieldwork' with a telescope, because it can give a quick
run-down on objects which are in the sky at any particular
time and date. Voyager can also predict interesting events,
but the only wav to find what's available for viewing is to
run a few time-lapse frames and study the screens - a bit
more time-consuming.
Overall. Vayayer is the most recommended program of the two because it provides the most options and. More importantly. They're presented in a much more understandable way than Distant Suns.
I oyayer dives everything w ith a certain Hair and lack of complexity that Distant Suns just doesn't scent to have.
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ACCESSIBILITY • • • • Obviously there are techie bits, but Voyager is lalrly intuitive, even to lirst-time astronomers.
FEATURES • • • • • Bundles more options than anything else at this price. Enough to keep you involved tor hours.
VALUE • • • • A bit pricey, but Voyager is worth It. Consider It an Investment into your your kids education.
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AM FM 9 CYNOSHC D0020 Emerging from that huge pile of
Public Domain disks on the other side of the office is the
man who they call Pat McDonald. And clutched in his hands
he has the latest pick of the free software... Maybe AM FM
does look o bit loo simple, but Teijo Kinnunen's front-end
is very easy to use and bug free.
TACK CRAZY JOE'S 231A Bjom Lynne, apart from being one of the most noteworthy musicians in the Amiga scene, is continuing to spread the word through the Amiga Musicians Freeware Magazine. OK. It’s a magazine on one disk, w hich means there's not that much to keep you spellbound. But what is there is vers good, and there's also a companion samples disk with each issue - the sample disk is stuffed with drum sounds from a Korg MI.
Which should ensure many a good beat.
The best part about AM FM is that it's Interesting for beginners as well as old hands. It's a shame they scrapped the MED tutorial, hut there's a lot of other useful stuff there, like a continuing series on MIDI and a few pieces on musical trends (which is what sour commercial musicians are really interested in). David Cassidy's 'Rock Is Dead' article is most stimulating, exploring the reasons why 'guitar music' is becoming less popular.
As for the music, it's mostly not Bjom (just as well, 'cause I find his stuff a bit dry ). Kim Jensen. Andre Meyer. Kon Wilms, and Aamo Ylisela have all contributed an invigorating mix of musical styles, which together with the MIDI track for Vangclis" ('Initials of STOCK CONTROL VI.O DEJAVUl l 1 1 This is a release from MA Sewell and It's programmed with CanDo V1.6. It's not the greatest stock-control program ever written, but it's easy to use, gentle on the novice, works with a printer and installs to a hard drive. If you've got a small stockpile that you want to keep control of. Get
this disk.
Works best with Workbench 2, but 1.3 can be used too if you boot it before you run Slock Control.
Fire makes for a useful bunch of raw data. Some of the music is playable straight through your Amiga, other stuff needs a MIDI sequencer plus a synth or two to be heard. There's even a 'Recognise this piece ol music?'
Competition. Very giHxl. If a bit small.
BLUE ROSE FONTS EDDIE BARRY Very useful disk (his. First off it has a slideshow of the fonts that are included on the disk - good examples of how to put the fonts to creative use. To be honest, the fonts are more useful for slideshows and demos than for desktop publishing, but this is I’D Update, not DTP comer.
The fonts are mostly in colour, for use in Deluxe Paint III or later, and arc very eye-catching. You gel
- 42 different styles, mostly very large, so if you're looking
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and get this disk. Oh ves. As well as being available from a
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scalable, but at this price, w hat do vou want, blood?
165 FEBRUARY 1993 THE MANAGER DEJAVU L IT 2 Yet another MA Sewell release, for keeping track of invoices and orders. Very similar in style to the Slock Control program, just as easy to use and highly recommended to the lower end of the business community who are willing to give cheap software a try. With both applications you get the programmer's address and telephone number (in ! The UK) for fast, effective support.
The Animation Construction Set - should be TACS.
Really. Anyway, whatever you call it. This is just a set of utilities to help you create your own self-booting animation disks with a bit of music on. Before you rush off and try to create a movie. I have to say that the resulting disks arc not as good as full-blown demos with their own custom programming. Bill if you don't know a coder and want to release small animations, this disk could help.
It has to be said that the disk leaves a little to be desired - the way that you create your ow n disks is to copy the supplied one. Delete the animation on it. And put your own there. A similar procedure is used to change the sound module to accompany your animation. Rough and ready really, hut it's simple and it works, plus you can do a bit more tweaking if you know your wav around the Shell. Not exactly perfect but it's a start. Well done to Gerry Broad and Alistair Hare (Broad and Hare Animations) for a beginner- friendly disk.
Metal life DEJAVU Y109 Robert G lav as has been working hard on (his Operation MW -style game. The plol is pretty basic - (he evil Excel company has been making military robots for illegal export. You've got a nice. Big. Fun and fast car to stop them. It's very difficult, pure mayhem. Not excellent graphics (it was written in AMOS) but still a worthwhile release. Not an easy game to complete and very good presentation (heavy metal music is not easy to do on the Amiga, plus the high- scorc table is wicked).
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?a , THORPE MARRIOTT. NORWICH, NORFOLK NR8 6UW PD GAMES & UTILITIES fTj HARD DISK MENU DEJA VU L l 18 This is MA Sewell's (sec bottom left on previous page) most useful program yet. IIDM sets up a simple menu on your hard drive, to run programs simply by pointing and clicking at the name, rather than wading through heaps of directories and drawers.
This sort of utility is fairly common, but this one has good documentation, a separate installer for NTSC systems (how often do programmers understand the difference?) And is easy to use. Hard disk users who don't have a menu system yet. Do look at this but remember that it uses a bit of memory, so really memory-intensive programs tend not to work unless you have a couple of megabytes of spare memory .
168 FEBRUARY 1993 MBS 13 G6 Enter o letter to guess the nord - it hot * letters.
» I That letter is not present in the xord E I I k ISO LETTERS: I IEEEIS11HD L I***,. --1 Hangman anyone? Lexers knows about 1,000 different words to test on, and is very easy to play.
Nice little freeware version of Hangman Big deal. I hear you say. There have been computer Hangman games for donkey's years. Well, the reason I mention il is that for a start, it's written in AMOS, and for another thing, it’s very, very easy to use. If you're a programmer looking for good examples of programming that are easy on the end user check this out. Well done Ashley Willis and Christine Perkin.
FINAL FRONTIER 3 CYMOSTK PD D00003 Four disks packed to (heir writc-protect tabs w ith Star 7Vcit-related material. Simon Plumhe. (he editor, has boldly gone on a crusade to broadcast all information relating lo Ihe crew of the Starship Enterprise. The only slightly spurious inclusion is a music track by Echo of LSI), bul as it's rather good I 'm not complaining. If you want fake but funny scripts, latest news on Paramount s continuing Star Trek releases. Listings of fan clubs, plus lots more, gel this and enjoy.
MONEY SPINNER DEJA VU 1 1 lO This game is unique. It shares certain similarities with many different games, and combines them all In a subtle blend. The closest game I have seen to it is Rotox - you control a ship in the middle of the screen, and the playing area spins around you.
The idea of the game is simply to get back to Earth
- your ship made a pioneering trip into hyper space, and the
natives really aren't friendly.
Graphically the game is pretty dire, with flick- ery. Wobbly graphics and some jerky animation.
The actual in-game graphics are poor, but the sounds and odd playability make up a little for this deficiency. If you want a weird, weird game, get this - the graphics are not amazing but the gameplay is quite original.
Personally, I reckon that the author, Neil Murphy, could be the next Jeff Minter if he stops using AMOS and just uses machine code. Bruce STARTROfMICS 323 4 4 4 * 4 *4 4 4 | I: ? 4 4 4 4 4 4 - 4 ¦
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especially with the game changes.
This is a new one for me. But I am assured that it's quite an old release now. Peiulle Europa Super Paanan 92. To give it its full title is a rejigging of the famous partial pizza that can't stop eating. The play ing area is bigger than the screen, and smoothly scrolls to show the local ghost activities. A pity there's only three types of ghost, but the w ay they appear is novel.
Each of the ghosts has different behaviour patterns w hich makes it a very different kind of Pat man. The mix of ghosts and mazes means you need more skill than before. Also, the power pills don't last long, bul you can avoid the ghosts in the tunnels. Nostalgic fun.
AGENE V4.34 A vUG AN UTS NriMil lefamatiaa far: Halter NIT Nr see: Nrttt't Vital Statistics: 1 MI ¦altar n*i» 4 Nrsees rather: 5 Nrua'i Aether: 1 Click uMtvlM IklllkU U HlKl a laactlaa:- oii me | non I nn 1 nn lw lm I m.t» Agene is a bit less powerful than before (less records per disk) but you can store more fads about the individuals.
Genealogy is the study of family trees, and is a pastime w here a computer can be extremely useful. This is the best current program for the job. And has been updated many, many times (as long-term readers will know ).
Murphy better keep practising with Deluxe Palm too -1 mean, he's a better artist than me. But that's not really saying much. Quality, not quantity would have made for an even better game.
It's indispensable for recording ordinance information for members of the Church of Ihe Latter Day Saints (Mormons, to use the common term).
The new features include Soundex (which is a system for cataloguing similar sounding names, like Smith. Smyth and Smylhe. As used by various national revenue and census organisations) and Gedcom (so that you can swap data w ith similar programs on the Mac and PC). Also, the Adoc on-line help system by M Denis Gronellc has been implemented - with M Gronelle's permission - to help new users find their way around. O TOP 1 O GAMES AND UTILITIES Every month we print the top 10 games and utilities Irom a PO library. This month It's the turn ol... STARTRONFCS PD 1 Pacman 92 2 Leap!
3 Cybernetlx 4 Assassins 040 5 Dragon Tiles 6 Bounce ‘n Blast 7 Raid 3 8 Mental Image Games 2 9 Soccer Cards 10 CLRCLE011 Let's Learn WHERE TO GET THE DISKS IN THIS ISSUE AMIGANUTS: 12 Hinkler Road. Thornhill.
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packago Y PU072 METALLION UTILS Font Editors A more utils* Y PU073 76 KING JAMES BIBLE OktftNow testaments (4). Y PU078 M CAD Hires design package ExceBent . Y PU080 MESSY SID Read Wr,to PC Fries. BnBianti. Y PU083 MORSE PROGRAMS tor the rado hams Y PU086 7 NORTH C 1 3 (2) Complete C compiler ft hbs. Y PU088 NORTH C 1 3 This is tho packed 1 d«sk versron'-Y PU089 PASCAL COMPILER needs good CLI knowledge- Y PU091 PENDlE 200 MEGAUTILS An essential coliocton- Y PU095 PRINTER DRIVER GENERATOR A new dnvers. Y PU096 PRINTER DRIVER UTILITIES Various utils etc Y PU097 PRINT STUDIO Vt 25 Prmts p*cs ft
text etc - Y PU108 ROT A s.rr«ie 3D drawing package Very popular -Y PU10* 10 (2 d sk) Structured opart tor Ppaoe - V PU1123 SOMETHING FOR NOTHIN Video UtifcAFoms- Y Put 15 ST EMULATOR Run Attn ST software " 2 Doves PU117 SUPERKILLERS Virus Kaers’ You need tfvs' - PU121 2 TV GRAPHICS Dpamt bacfcdropsftFonts-(2) Y Put24 ULTIMATE CONS (conmasteMconlab.- Y PU12930 VIDEO APPLICATIONS Voeo uWrt*S- Y PU136 ZX SPECTRUM EMULATOR Now with sounfl .
PU139 GRAPHCS CONVERTERS PC AM pa gt. Convener PU140 LlTTLEBENCM Fse copw- ft uMs Dos2 only PU1412 TAROT II Learn about your stars '• Y Put43 OPTIUTILS 1 Crammed ’ull ' Get "• Y PU 144 OPTIUTILS 2 Get this Osk too - Y Put45 OPTCOMMS t Ncomm 1 921 Lharca. Zoo Arc- Y PU149 ELECTRONC PROTOTYPER Veroboato despner Y PU150 FOOTBALL LEAGUE ED Update league povtons y PU151 BROTHERHOOD UTU.S 1 Dcopy Scenery Qed -Y Pui52 66 CLIPART SET 15 Dttks Of the BEST cl©an-Y PU167 MULTl PLOT Superb dau ptottfng program ' .
Pui69 GELIGNITE FONTS CutNPaste forts- Put 70 P SUITE Disk magazine maker.Y PU171 OPTICOMMS 2 Ncomm 2 ft more .Y PUI 72 WORD POWER Solve Anagrams Crosswords- Y Pui 74 ASTRO 22 prdossonai astrology program- .Y PUI75 GELIGNITE FONTS II Excellent IFF torts-Y PUI 76 GELIGNITE FONTS III More Ot above"- PUI77ft BENCHMASTER Windowsbench A Messysrf" Put82 STOCK ANALYST Technical analysis program.Y Pui83 AMYGEN Excotient gonootogy program. Y PU184 PROCALC VI 0 professional calculator' Pui85ft COSMOPOLITAN FONTS (4) Packed with torts-Y Put89 TRONIK VIRUS KILLERS 21 virus toilers ft docsY PU191
LANDBUILDER tracttl land generator. Y PU192 SID 2 Gel this ' direclory util'" MEGA'. Y PU197 MOBED 2 Dpa.ni tor Sprites ft bobs.Y Put98 VIDEO WIPES Masks ft laoes Dpaml 34 .Y PU201 MALICE FONTS Excellent t.ny tonts tor Dpamt.
PU202 CYCLOPS Woird Plasmalractai creator' .Y PU203 SCOPE 184 utils A cUps tor Ppago Y PU205 PC TASK Wcked PC Emulator Get H 11' .Y PU207 MULTISID Combine SID2 ft Muit«Jos(PC AMIGA). Y PU208 ASI HANDYTOOLS 3 moga compilation ot utils Y PU209 FRED FISH CATALOGUE contams FlSH 1 - 680 -Y PU210 PCQ PASCAL Latest version of Pascal compdof.v PU211 AMIGA PUNT A horse raco predicting program'.Y PU212 PERM CHECK PLUS a pools predion prog Y PU213 RACE RATER Another horse racing program" .Y PU214 DIR WORK A Sk3 type file copying program' .Y PU215 CAPTIONATOR Superb shareware v leo titling'. Y PU217
BROTHERHOOD UTILS 2 utilitKW tor tho plus'. Y PU218 ORDER Excellent demo ot commercial Dbase. Y PU219 WBHACKS. Collection ot hacks tor • owners. Y PU221 225 8 COLOR ICONS Hundreds of new icons . Y PU2267 C EYES FONTS For use in Dp*nt. WB etc (2).Y PU228 PROBABLY RIPPER Create disks easily with thit'.Y PU229 JPEG 24 bl graphics compresskto uM 6 sk' .Y PU230 MORE PRINTER DRIVERS new printer dnvers'. Y PU231 5 PAGESTREAM FONTS 5 disks Super fonts'. ($ )Y PU2367 SCOPE 197 8 Adobe type fonts 2 d*ks full .Y PU2389 M O R C Mouse operated rune caster.oracto PU240 FREE COPY VI 4 powo-fyl Osk copy g
program'.Y PU241 CALORIE BASE Useful tor people on a Oet'.Y PU242 TEXTPLUS PROFESSIONAL 4 needs hard drrve'.Y PU243 ASPtCE Ocurt analysis program'.Y PU244 BON APPETIT Th«s « a roope database program'.Y PU24S2S6 C MANUAL Latest version on 12 OskV (12) .Y PU257 61 PAGESTREAM FONTS 2nd set of torts'.Y PU262 RICHARD SMEDLEY COMP li Mortgages etc'.Y PU263 LYAPUNOV Fabutous ft unusual facials".Y PU264 8 OUTLINE FONTS For Pro page 3 ONLY". Y ANIMATIONS PA031 BASKETBALL A baskefbai pUyer 1 Meg1 *Y PA039 ERIC S AMY VS WALKER Cole ft sexy' 1 5M Y PAC-40 ERIC S BATMAN vs JOKER Very funny'".Y PA042 ERIC S
COYOTE STRIKES BACK img too' • PA043 ERIC S MORE AEROTOONS Very wfly '". Y PA045 ERIC S STEALTHY II Mig 29 vs SteaJthy '.Y PA046 FRANKLYN THE FLY Day m the Me of a f»y' .
PA048 GYMNAST ANIM Gymnast Swvngs on bars' .Y PA0S34 LIGHT CYCLES (2) Tron arwnaton.
PA056 MAGICIAN u Good RT arvmalon.Y PA060 NEWTONS CRADLE RT animation .
PA06568 REAL 3D (4) Superb of the program. Y PA072 THE JUGGLER A cttssc am a demo'. Y PAQ74 THE WALKER vs The HeKopter Moga '. Y PA075 THE WALKER vs A2000 A cHiK ' . V PA082 TIN TOY ANIMATION Ray traced tm sokker' .Y PA085 JET ANIMATION Fractal Fbght but better' .Y PA086 FRACTAL ANIMATION full screen low ftyxng an.m.Y PA090 TOO MUCH 30 Sh* ftys out of monitor" . Y PA091 3 GAS TURBINE STEAM A PETROL ENGINE (3).Y PA094 AMY JOGS.WALKS ft SNEEZES by E Schwartz' .Y PA095 HOW TO RUN INTO A WALL by Eric Schwartz' .Y PA097 SMALL STATION AT KHERNE Now Img version.Y PA098 EASTER ISLAND ANIM A mce
fractal ammation'.Y PA099 ATF AGILITY new ES amm. Vory witty as usual. Y PA 100 VTOL CONTEST Check out th.5 rew ES amm ' .Y PA101 DOLPHIN DREAMS Great Dolphm amm I . Y PA 102 BATTLE OF BRITAIN Amusing short amm'. Y PA103 4 KINGFISHER 2 Superb t rd ammotions'. Y PA 105 TOR ANIM Oog lumgs out ot screen'. Y AGATRON All ok on A1200!
AGA01 RED LOTUS Spinning down the road Fantastic AGA03 STAR TREK Shuttle fly past Great Mm .
AGA09 STAR WARS Fighter tty by. Impressive tm .
AGA10 STAR TREK • Enterprise in dry dock IncrodOlo.
AGA20 Huey 2 A helicopter leaving a landing pad .
AGA21 ENTERPRISE DOCKING WITH SPACE STATION.
AGA22 ENTERPRISE APPROCHING stunmng amm MM.
AGA23 FLEET MANOEVRE Stunmng animation' 1m .
AGA24 KULI PEN animation ft Ping pong Great' im .
AGA25 THE RUN a suberb car chase img .
AGA31 PORSCHE amm rising out ot taWo 1 mg .
AGA33 PROBE Bird of prey animation ft Klmgonh.1' 1m.
AGA35 SPACE PROBE great amm of probe zooming off'.
AGA36 BIRD OF PREY loop the loop animation tm .
AGA37 TOBIAS GOES KNACKERS Check this out Mm .
AGA38 TOTALLY WICKED ' Shuttle ft Enterprise (2 MEG) POWERANIMS PP001 2 ANTI LEMMINGS (2) Tns is Bnikarf 2M PP003 AT THE MOVIES Cute amm of Amy squirrel t 5M.Y PP00610 BUZZED (3) Great amm of wasp crashing' 2M PP011 12 DATING GAME 12) Very witty'. Get .1 3 5M» PP016 GULF WAR Another ES production' Good 2M' Y PP021 24 LANDING (4) Tobus R Me* power amm 4M PP02S27 STATION AT KHARN (3) IncreObto 2M demo Y PP040 43 AT THE MOVIES II (4) H4anouS 1 1mg 3mg PP044 45 AMY V WALKER II (2) Another witty ES demo 3M PP046 SWEET REVENGE Coyofe vs Roadrunner 1 1 Smg.Y PP0489 A DAY AT THE BEACH Stunmng ' 2 Mg
PP050 UNSPORTING Wcked aerotoon by Schwartz* 2M Y PP051 2 CHARIY CAT Super Shwadzhke cartoon' 2mg Y PP053 4 CHARLY CAT AT THE BEACH 2nd tab amm Smg'Y PP0556 A PC MISSION Superb wafcer ft tank battle 3mg' PP0579 CHARLY CAT CATCHES A CANARY Fab' 3MG PP0603 CHARLY CAT MOUSTERMlND Great' 3 5MG PP064 DUNCAN DUNG BEETLE Unusual 2mg animation' Y PP06S6 CHARLY CAT SNOW JOKE Latest an.m 2mg . Y PP067-9 SPEED LIMIT 3mg motorcycle race' . V (3) DEMOS PD005 AMOS 3D DEMO Shows some great effects'. Y PD018 CHAOS ROCK Fab light show with fractals'.
PD068 PHENOMENA ENIGMA Absolutely brttWNU Y PD076 PLASMUTEX Good plasma ft great music .
PD094 SCOOPEX MENTAL HANGOVER AcUwC.
PD097 SILENTS GLOBAL TRASH Incredible".
PD13034 ALCATRAZ ODDESSY Awesome" Ok on 500.'
PD139 TRACKERS POWER ft AGONY Unusual vectors' .
PD142 FINAL CONFESSION Music ft Plasma effects'. Y PD143 CAT Sitents ft Cnomcs demo for cat club • PD159 ANARCHY IN THE KITCHEN Some good FX Fab'.
PD162 ALCHEMY MARCHWITM Very good now domo- PD164 DESIRE MENACE Good Psycho rave demo • Y PD165 DARK DEMON Mega new demo get it. Y Pdi 70 PIECE OF MIND Good 3D vector effects .
PD171 2 SILENTS EXPOSE(2) Incrodtole Get .1 U Y PDI75 REFLECT SOUND VISION Super ottects ft mus«' Pdi76 CHAMELEON DEMO Very mce vector demo'. Y PD177 8 TRSI TIME ZONE Now. Somo good ottocts'.Y MUSIC DISKS PM001 100 GREATEST 64 TUNES 100 tab 64 tunes'.
PM010 AMEGA PARTY WINNERS Four WICKED SOOQS. Y PM012 AMIGADEUS CLASSICAL Erne Kleiner etc . Y PM013 ANARCHY CAPTURED IMAGINATION Nice musto'.
PM016 BEATLES SONIX Nice music • Y PM018 BEATMASTER I LOVE TECHNOLOGY Rave disk. Y PM019 BRUNOS MUSIC BOX II Superb jazz funk mus«:-Y PM02021 BRUNOS MUSIC BOX III Jazztunk Get it .Y PM02223 CLASSICAL MUSIC Bach. Handel etc -Y PM027 D MOB MUSIC 3 House mu*c remix, good' .
PM03034 DIGITAL CONCERTS 2 6 Excellent house dance PM035 DIGITAL DEBUSSY Fab Rob Baxter coo versions'-Y PM036 DIGITAL DEBUSSYii cttss* Debussy nvjsic». Y PM058 MAG FIELDS CHIP FESTIVAL Futl of chp muSto'-Y PM059 MANIACS OF NoiSE Tns «s Brdkanf.
PM082a 82b VIVALDI FOUR SEASONS |2) V Good '. Y PM09091 MOZART HORN CONCERTO 4 by H Gammon- Y PM092 PIANO TUNES Nrfie pmno songs- good - Y PM096 STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN Remkbon of the song- Y PM 1056 KEFRENS MEGAMlX Fabulous dance muSto.
Pml 14 UPROAR SPLIT BEAVER MIX rave megamix . Y Pml15ab CHROME Br4hant music (ksks ' Y PM121 NlGHTBREED MUSIC DEMOS Rave muS demo- Y PM 122 4 PLAYSIO 2 (3) You muSl get !h« Ihff .Y PM 125 PLAYSID me RobHuObard MamacsOtNmse - Y PM 134 5 SOUNDS OF SCIENCE (2) Brtkart'. Y Pml37 KEFRENS MEGAMlX II Very good 11 dance mus*'- PM141 HARDLINE MUSC 7 groovy synth style tracks-Y PM 150 DESKTOP MARPSCHORD RECITAL Classes' - Y PM 152 PARADISE NO BRA'N NO PAIN Good tor ravers" - PM 153 BlZE KILL DA BABE 6 tracks Of rave my**" .
PM154 PULSE Yes. Piksatmg rave muse agam' . Y PM155 VINE G-RAVE 5 more good rave tracks'" -V PM 157 8 HEAT8EAT UPDATE 9 great songs here'. Y PM 159 DECIBEL OVERLOAD 5 dtferert tunes'. Y PM160 FUSION MATRIX 5 rave type tracks'- Y PM161 CYBERNETIX 19 songs packeo on 1 ks*'.
PM 162 MORE MED TUNES Fab tunes by Alex Sttrrex'.Y PM 163 OCTASTUFF Some good 8 back tunes' . Y PM 164 OCTAROCK 30 More 8 track ft 3d graph s'-Y PM 165ft NUTCRACKER SUITE ScOor rerxkbon'. Y SLIDESHOWS PS002 ADVANCE HAM Realty stunmng Y PS008 AIRCRAFT SLIDE Pes of fghter arfcraft'.Y PS009 ASTRONOMY SLIDE very .mpfessve '.Y PS013 BORN TO BE FREE vrtd am mats -Y PS033 GERMAN RAY TRACE Superb See these '.
PS045 KELLY SS Some Quality HAM petures .Y PS056 NEWTEK DYNAMIC HAM 640x512 4096 color pes.
PS062 NW DYNAMIC HAM N* Williams Superb quality • PS067 RICK PARK'S ART Dpamt Nres pes' . Y PS072 SUPER HAM CARS Th« is a must Mega'. Y PS086 SONIC 5 Superb D HAM 4096 colour pics.
PS090 FRACTALGEN Incredtoto fractals etc . Y PS091 2 FRACTAL MOUNTAINS Excellent stuff. Y PS093 VANISH 3D Awesome 3d ray traced .Y PS094 INVISIBLE WORLD II Yuk Bedbugs And morel.Y PS101 ANALOGUE SLIOE Ray traced space pes - Y PS 102 ACCESS DESIGN Ray traced space pes .
PS 103 DYNAMIC HIRES 2. 4 famaste quality petures!.
PS 104 VGA PICS Some exellent quality petures here'.Y PS 105 SCAN PICS Exellent quality peturest-Y PS106 BAHRAIN SLIDES Pics from the m-ddlo east'.
PS107 ALCATRAZ MUSEUM 18 super quality drawings'.
PS 108 SANITY COMP WINNERS 10 Superb drawings'. Y MUSIC UTILS PT001 ALGORYTHMS Create weird m«Ji tunes PT002 ART OF MED Excellent I. Y PT005 CASIO CZ EDITOR 250 patches ! .
PT006 DELUXE MUSIC DATA Midi muse. Y PT009 K1 IFF SAMPLES Fabulous samples .
PT011 KAWAI Kt editor tor paten changes' PT012 KAWAI K4 editor as above' PT013 MED 3 2 Exce*Nnt muse seq . Y PT014 MED MUSIC DISK As t says Y PT015 MI0I DISK Various midi stuff .
PT020 ST-01 - ST-tO Samples Ring for details PT021 SOUNDTRACKER 2 6 Excefort. Ok pfuS'.Y PT022 SOUNDTRACKER COMPILATION Seve-al versons' PT02SS7 8 ST 90 93 SAMPLES Stude quakty- Y PT029 YAMAHA DX7 VOICE FILER for DX7 synths' PT030 YAMAHA DX7 VO*CE SORTER tor the above ' PT031 ST 87 89 3 &sks M I.Y PT03A5 ST-97 ft 96 More samples -Y PT037 PROTRACKER 2 2 THE LATEST VERSON" PT038 YAMAHA DX100.TX81Z DX27.DX11 ft FB01 editors PT040 OCTAMED VI 8 channel MED sequencer'.
PT041 NOISE PLAYER 4 0 Mu»titas*ung module player.
PT042 START IFF SAMPLES Superb • Get th s Osk'.Y PT0435 HOUSE SAMPLES 3 osks M ot house sanies' AMOS PD APD036 AMOS UPATER Latest updater "' vt 34 . Y APD115 BALLOON AC Y Bomb toe buikkngs U Y APD237 SHAPES Exceflert tods game '.Y APD257 CASSETTE LABELLER - MIXED SOURCE.Y APD271 WIZARDS DOMAIN grapheai adventure.Y APD292 WAR OF THE FOUR graphe adverture game-Y APD329 FRUIT MACHINE Good tor toe gamblers '.Y APD347 NOTEBOOK ft SHOPPING LIST Easy to use '- Y APD363 FAMILY HISTORY DATABASE Latest verson'.Y APD373 COMPILER 1 34 UPDATE Amos con*)** !.
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PU269 CONSTELLATION Demo of shareware program'.Y PU270 STARCAT2 Easv to use catatoge maker . Y PU271 CLUMPY ICONS A disk crammed with cons- Y PU272 GOLF RECORDER Database for got scores'. Y PU273 PC AMIGA Stmilar to Messysto. • docs'. Y PU274 TRONIC AD Vt 0 Electron* arcuil des n'.Y PU275 FLIT Convert Autodesk amms to IFF.
PU276 BBBS A Bulletin board system' . Y PU277 PROTEUS BBS Another comms program' . Y PG2189 CLASH OF THE EMPIRES Super strategy'. Y PE025 FRACTIONS ft SILHOUETTES Good maths tutor. Y PE026 WW II FACTS Good h.stoncal program'. Y PE027 AMIGA BEGINNER Learn to use your machine. Y PDI79 80 HALF BRAINS SUNSTORM Very good demo'.
PM 167.8 JESUS ON E S Crazy rave muse demo'. (2) PstOQ NAM VIETNAM Black ft white slides! • Y PS110 MIRAGE FORGOTTEN PICS Nice petures). Y (I K I) E K I N (i MADE EASY BY POST: Wild your Name. Address & Order drluils uilh u I 'hcqm- I’O IMO In any id llu- companies listed BY PHONE: Call us »iih your card number and details for a Isl class sen ice. All major cards accepted PI) PRICES: I - 5 disks t’.IMI per disk -6-25 disks £1.25 per disk • 26 nr more disk are slill only Wp per disk !
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CLE01 TOTAL CONCEPTS DINOSAURS Have your children ever wanted to know about the ancient world Ot the dinosaur ’ It SO then this iS lor you an interactive encycloped-a covering urass*C tr-ass c & creataceous periods complete with p tures and information This program is plus compatible and comes on 2 Disks £4 SO * ClEtO BASICALLY AM'GA Th «a3 frSksetforthe new user' An extensive gu«Se through the use of Am ados Covering Ha'dwye Software G-aoncs Sound the Workbench V ruses and much much mo»e yOu wdl SOOn wonder how ybu dkJ without this useful ut*y pack' For ytxmg and okj users aike 3 d«sk sel
pr ed at 4 99' - CLU12 VIRTUAL WINDOWS VI 0 CokecOvrty a suKe of very useful programs ah on one Osk1 Features Notepad Address book Desk Oary Software VMS wentory & an Amigados survival gu-5e An can be accessed from a menu system with the mouse & ve very easy to use Pnce 3 50 • I CLUI3 DATOS A powerful easy to use database with I many features aud-We tone keyboard mouse control I template feature cut & paste with mouse, help I features rearrange add fields even after c eabon | warnmg messages can prof down or across the page 3 save paper many more features too numerous to St Price 3 50 .
I CLG05 TRUCKIN ON This it a new vers-on ot a PD game that was originally bugged to hell, the I programmer has taken aU the mam elements of the I game and re programmed it in C so «ts now tuMy I playable truck driving simulation and management I program TO is a must lor all you truckers out there and is supplied on 2 disks A needs 2 drives' 4 50 I CLG08 DRAGON TILES This is an excellent pu fle I gnmo you have a huge stack ot different icons which I using the mouse you must match up to make a level I disappear sounds bonng but ts actually very J addictive i was playing n for hours 1 A Vast
improvement on the PD version Dragon tiles is well I worth anyone* couple of quid ' Price £3 50 .
I CLG09 MOTOR DUEL Now this is |usf fabulous ' I Martin would not leave this game atone tor days its a I 3D car racing chasing shooting game, with guided j missies and lasers, its by the same programmer as I the PD gamo Battiecars. But ts a tot better, play the I computer (Mega difficult) or link up to anoth amiga tor Mont action i Price £3.50 • I CLGOtt ALL GUNS BLAZING This is a two playor I cor racing game viewod from overhead You can also I blast tho other player s car with mlssllos. Lay mines.
Il slicks and smoke There is also n facility to design I your own tracks to your own satisfaction Price 3 50' CLE02 TOTAL CONCEPTS GEOLOGY Thrt title -s the second m the series of Quality programs by Chris hdi using the Gold Disk Hyperbook system, it will guide you and your children on an interactive gu-ded tour through Ihe incredtoto world of volcanos, rocks and minerals the program is very simple to use ' Geology is on 2 Disks £4 SO • CLE03 TOTAL CONCEPTS SOLAR SYSTEM Now our most popular title ' This one invites you to leam all about the solar system with information on all of the planets &
systems wrth p tures supplied by Nasa this is a superb educational package tor children & adults This title is so big rt is supplied on Thiee disks and is pnced at only £4 99 • SMOOTH SCROLLING TITLES CLE04 KIDDIES COLOURING PAD This is a colouring book for young children and they wont get in a mess using it I It is very simple to use with lull instructions with the program Simply p k a picture and colour it in ' Includes a save option so once you have cokhjrod you picturo you can savo it out to a disk to print out using Dpamt etc Pnce £3 50 • CLU02 FISH INDEXER if you have ever wanted a
program but have never been able to ‘rnd it ANYWHERE chances are it's probably m the fish library, but rather than having to rake through thousands of Unes o' text. Why not use the Fish indexer a superb database of the entire Fred Fish library, with full search print and more Pr ce £3 50- CLE05 A-CHORD So you want become the next Eric Clapton then this is just what you need ' This program will teach you nearly every single guitar chord including lingering tochiniques. It will oven play the chords using the am(ga6 built in sound chip A must for every single guitar player beginner and experts
aliko Price £3 50 • CLU03 TYPING TUTOR A program here now tor all you budding office clerks learning to type can be a real pain, lessons cost a fortune, but not when you have an amiga 1 This program will take you step by step through a M typing course, showing where to place your fingors and lots more Before long you II bo abio to type as fast as can ' Price £3 50 ?
CLU04 ALPHA GRAPH This s an extemely useful program lor the production of pe charts, bar chans.
Block scatter etc. very useful in conjunction with spreadshoots & other business programs this program comes on one disk and is priced at 3 50'• CLE06 THE AMOS MATHS INSTRUCTOR A superb maths tutorial covering all sorts ol mathematical sub|octs including trig. Quadratic.
Simullamous. Inequalities Volumos. Aroa Vat & interest and moto an oxcellent aid lor GCSE otudonts Price £3 50 .
CLE07 TOTAL CONCEPTS FRESHWATER FISHING Tho latest in tho sornos from Chris Hill and tho first in tho hobbyist sonos. This super title describes baiting Porch Roach. Rudd. Carp. Bream A many other common troshwator lish Ideal tor tho beginner or tho hobbyist with many useful diagrams included' A suporb ! tlo on 1 disk Price 3 50- CLU06 SUPER SOUND III Th* is a Superb program which can manipulate samples m almos! Any way you please, speoai effects such as reverb.
Tromo»o. Phasing, phlangmg echo are just a few of the things which are easily accomplished tho equal of expensive commercial software' Price 3.50'• | CLGOt2 BULLOOZER BOB The object ol tho gamo is to clear the screen of coloured blocks by pushing I them together Once they touch they disappear' You I hove a limited number of moves to clear tho screen j and the difficulty increases with each level This is » defmitaly a game tor pu*4le fans' Price 3 50' • I CLGOt3 PARAOOX Yes another good pu io game I similar to BuHdoter Bob but Mr Cool head ¦& doing all I the pushing' Push the coloured bails
till they touch A I disappear' There is a time limit for each screen A a I variety of objects to collect but beware of traps' Very I addictive game tOO levels of gamepiay' Price 3 50' .
CLEOfl NIGHT SKY A superb introduction to the constellations, this program featuruos over t500 stars and the sun moon stars & planets can be dispiayod as seen trom any pad of the Earth' Large scrolling screen, mouse or keyboard controlled. Clck on any displayed object tor information This superb title Comes on i disk 4 is priced at 3 50'* CLU10 POWER ACCOUNTS This is an accounting package for keeping check on your bank account, and is capable of generating account statements and income & expenditure reports The program Will also allow you to 'password protect' your data hies' An mvaiuat»e
program for all of your finances, comes on t disk price 3 50 • I CLGOt5 SPLODGE THE ESCAPE Great platform I game Splodge was gomg on holiday to Ganymede I when the soacebus on which he was travelling was i jacked by B*g hairy monsters' He was imprisoned 7 on old house behind a Rongart spaceport building' I You must gutoe Splodge solving pu44les A collecting to buy a ticket home to Jupiter Pnce 3 50 .
A LADDERS An exollent spelling program for i Of 2 players each player has a few seconds 10 spell a word correctly the player who reaches the top ot the ladder is the winner The program has 10.000 words so some words can be quite long however you can select the level' Will also provide printed output to a connected printer 3 50'- m M» rtOM WFIRDSC1ENCT!!
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MHOS WOMEN 2 di*k» full uf »om*n .lip*!- NKT07 KIDS 2 di*k* omuininc kid* clipart!.
MU OK HI SIMAS lh*k full oI .rfTWc clipart!.
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NRT13 H M H 3 di*k. Of cartoon picV • Mil 14 AMMAl.S EanlaUK qualm pnturc*'.
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NR 120 Ol N MPIt Nmdhcr *purt i«p* dnk!.
R 121 ME.DM AI 2 di*k» full of medical clipart’.
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a problem for sound. Anyway, that's just a thought.
The Ad is an improvement over Speed Limit - much clearer rendering, although the brightness factor could do with being upped slightly - and a more easily understood storyline. Craig Collins Is turning out to be one ol the best technical animators on the Amiga - Tobias Richter, watch out... JESUS ON E'S MBS, DISKS 13 D9 & lO Wow! Hey! Freakout! And other such terms which the young ravers of today use (honest) Ians on E's is an incredibly long megademo, featuring flashy graphics synchronised to a powerful rave-style soundtrack.
This type of demo has become quite popular lately, with the releases by Extensors and Wildfire reviewed in Issue 41. But this release by LSD beats them all hands down. They have managed to squeeze about 10 minutes' worth of wild music and graphics on to two THE AD CRAIG COLLINS (3 DISKS - NEEDS 3 MEG) Now famous for his Dolphin Dreams and Speed Limit anims. Featured in issues 40 and 41, Craig Collins has now come up with The Ad. This Is another futuristic animation in the Imagine-rendered style of Speed Limit, and is set In the middle of the Kola Wars in deep space.
The beginning shows a spaceman busy welding a panel on a space station, while wearing a backpack advertising Koka Kola. He looks up and sees an advert for Real Kola, and decides to have a A fascinating demo, featuring the good part of Michael Jackson's Black and )Sj While video - you know, the hit with loads of heads morphing into each other.
An inspired piece of animation which demonstrates the power of morphing at its best, nicely converted in monochrome to the Amiga.
As an added bonus the demo is completely silent, which is bad for MJ fans, but a blessing for the rest of us. Excellent.
Cut out the area above, make it into a loop with some Sellotape, then rotate it between your fingers. You now have an instant, Public-Domain scrolly greeting! Also, you could try moving it up and down for added effect. On with the demos... best yet. Not for the God-fearing, or for epilepsy sufferers, but great for everyone else.
Quick drink. After floating up to a passing ship he drops off on to a ship advertising Pep-C. The Kola Kops then spot him and follow him, creating a superb chase sequence. He grabs on to a passing taxi cab, then drops off at a Tup Water machine - where he eventually gels his drink. The style is similar lo the famous 'Lady loves Milk Tray' ads.
Incidentally, the author mentions the problems with adding sound effects to anims, namely the large amount of memory this would take up. This Is disks, and this includes several pieces of digitised and retouched graphics. Also among the mish-mash of graphics are good examples of solid vectors, hand- drawn stills and some rather excellent animated full-screen images.
If you're into rave, then take a look at the current Amiga rave demo scene - and this is far and away the A. f Msx.
PD MUSIC & GFX DEMOS ST- ] NBS, 13 A25 Excellent! The recent surge ot young talent in the world ol Amiga animation continues with this work by Andrew Shephard. Although he's produced a couple ol anims before, under the title Robotic Antics, this is the first piece ol his work to be seen here at Amiga Format.
Do-Doo is a character who's stranded 'somewhere in the Sahara Desert', poor little lad. Wearing nothing but standard desertware - sandals, shorts and a towel on his head, he wanders the sandy planes looking for civilisation - eventually dropping to his knees from sheer exhaustion. The civilisation he discovers in this case is an icecream van (which are, apparently, quite common in the Sahara), containing a lot ol ice cream and a busty young lady.
She asks Do-Doo what he would like in a nice (Schwartz-esque) voice, and he relies "99. Please."
This is a cue for the final scene of the anim, which is quite a surprise - and you'll have to get the demo to find out what it is. So what's so different about this animator that he warrants a mention In Demo Zone? He’s just 12 years old. That's what. When you see this anim it's difficult to believe it was created by someone so young - nice one Andy.
After Craig Collins. Roddy McMillan and Hugh Grove appearing in the past few months, yet another talented animator arrives on the scene. The future of Amiga animations Just looks rosier and rosier, don't you agree?
Do-Doo merrily trek* around the desert, taking in a bit of sun and generally enjoying Ihe atmosphere... By now he realises that holidays aren't all they're crocked up to be - terrible food and undrinkable water.
SftE r, m _ ¦ ras- The lusty decadent delights of Mr Whippy await our hero, but in decidedly odd quantities.
Ah. Back lo the original megademo format of a nice set of wholesome Amiga tunes from Razor 1911. Along with the music comes several scenes of animated graphics, including some excellent fillcd-polygon space scenes. A huge Star IVVw.r-lypc walker strides about a parallax-scrolling landscape one minute and then you have a rather large ship flying around in deep space.
174 Another clever sequence is a spinning floor, on to which hundreds of shiny metal balls arc dropped. They bounce around realistically for a while, before being sucked up in whirlwind-fashion. The presentation is superb, with particular attention paid to the way the characters are drawn, FEBRUARY 1993 A well pul together demo, using some very clever routines. Worth getting.
AUDIO-X CYNOSHC PD, DISK S00002 n u 11 lojl* t-tt'ht* Or. M« rnvn T*r. R**t *»0| on tr»* Doctor Doctor Doctor OOI ocitto t** MOUSC MU S I C Bjorn A Lynne (oko Dr Awesome) prepares his stunning rendition of Handel's Toilet Water Musk... Bjom A Lynne (of recent liOBhiTs iS SpACesHipS CD and Space Wars video fame) wrote this collection of tunes, using internal Amiga IFF samples. Although it's not quite up to the standard of those two (they also used MIDI instruments), it is very nicely done. Not only is the music excellent, but the introduction screen is nothing short of brilliant.
The middle of the screen is taken up with the music titles - seven different tunes, including a bizarre version of Smoke on the Water by Deep Purple. At the top of the screen four toilets flap their lids in time with the music - one seat for each channel. A brilliantly surreal idea, very well done.
At the bottom the obligatory message scrolls past with greetings etc for other coders, but each letter of the font used looks like a shaped biscuit - very nice (no pun intended). Switchblade have done particularly well here, as have Crusaders.
THE SORCEROR NBS, DISKS 13 AlO,! 1,12 & 13 A good four-disk animation courtesy of Anthony Carpcndale. Which shows the story of a sorcerer who's been turned into a dragon. The sorcerer is first shown standing near the edge of a valley, waving his staff in the air. The thunderstorm begins, and a lightning bolt strikes our man - this is where the fun begins.
Obviously some god or other upstairs has decided that the man should grow some scales, and he begins to transform into a dragon. This is achieved using a couple of reasonable morphing effects created using Deluxe Paint IV. The graphics are generally pretty good, although they do look a little bit on the scruffy side - they could do w ith a bit of tidying up. But this is only a minor point.
A big problem with this anim is that each scene is loaded separately from disk, and this spoils the continuity of the story. Although the swap disk screens are imaginative, the program should really look for the next disk in the second disk drive. As it is. The program recognises two drives, but only after clicking the mouse button. Maybe it's time that animators provided the facility to easily install their anims on to hard drives - after all. Many serious users own them. O TOR TEN DEMOS OF THE MONTH Just so that you know what's up and what's down we get a Public Domain library to give us
what their top-selling disks of the month are... NBS 1 Analog:Falling Up D779 D789 PD130-134 PD166 PD177-178 PD176 PA101 13 D6 PS107 13 D9-10 2 Piece of Mind 3 Odyssey 4 Linus 5 RSI Time Zone 6 Digital :Chameleon 7 Dolphin Dreams 8 Sonic the Hedgehog (Not Plus) 9 Alcatraz:Museum 10 Jesus on E's WHERE TO DISKS IN| THIS ISSUE CYNOSTIC PD: 85 Wyken Croft, Coventry. CV2 3AD. 0203 613 817 DELTRAX: 36 Bodelwyddan Avenue, Old Colwyn, Clwyd, LL29 9NP. 0492 515 981 CRAIG COLLINS: 25 Jubilee Avenue. Normanton, West Yorks, WF6 1DW.
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FROM: THRASH, CLEVELAND I have an A600 wilh a Zappo 1Mb memory upgrade and a Cumana external floppy disk drive. When I load up Workbench, il tells me that I have 1.855.328 Mb of graphics memory. By Ihe lime Workbench has finished loading, this figure drops lo 1.731.728 Mb of free memory. When I click on Ihe Workbench icon, il drops again lo 1,715.504. I'm confused - jusl how much memory does Ihe exlra disk drive take?
Workbench This being written in the season of good cheer, Pat McDonald is where he should be - down the pub. Here are some conversations he overhead, all being Amiga-related problems and solutions.
About 25-30K. Workbench 2 also lakes a large slice out of RAM for its own purposes - try removing the expansion and then loading Workbench, and comparing the difference in memory. As for ihe amounl of free memory going down when a directory window opens; the Amiga has lo remember what was underneath Ihe window, so il can be replaced when Ihe window closes. This lakes even more memory away, bul leads lo a small lip which can help conserve memory - always close redundant windows if you are running low on memory.
2) When I use a hunter'killer virus checker, il often tells me
lhal Ihe disk il is checking has a nonstandard boot block
(especially my PI) collection).
Then, when I try doing a check for file viruses, I gel Ihe message “Not a DOS disk in device Dkx" - lhal is. It doesn't matter which drive I pul Ihe disk in.
That's the error message for BootA for Virus Checker 6.15 it's more like 'Error locking file Not a valid DOS disk'. W hat's going on?
Starling at the lop - allhough boolblocks are always Ihe same size, they differ greatly in ihcir content. Many programmers like lo design their own disk formats, which either load quicker or can store more than the standard AmigaDOS format. In order for such systems to work, the bootblock has lo tell the Amiga where the next bit to load is. As well as displaying messages, putting up graphics and playing sound samples.
Non-standard boolblocks like these arc common in two software categories: commercial arcade games and Public Domain demos. Such disks are not arranged like standard disks lhat you can look at with Workbench - that's ihe reason you get "Not a DOS disk", because it isn't! Such disks arc immune to most file viruses (which can't make head nor tail of them) but arc still susceptible to bootblock viruses.
You often get a message like "Error on block 880 - key set twice" when examining such disks through Workbench. The reason for this is that the first thing Workbench tries lo do when you pop a disk in is have a look at a position halfway on the disk (the start of track
40. Or block 880) and check to see if the disk is a standard
Amiga type.
Now. These non-standard disks will, in 09 per cent of cases, fail to work with Workbench because standard Amiga disks have a lot of integrity codes written on them, and non-standard disks do not. What that means is lhal. If part of a disk goes bad (the little bits of magnetism get scrambled) then Workbench can attempt to detect where on the disk the problem happened. And how bad it is.
As for the different error messages, the way any program displays an error is up to the programmer. The two different messages are referring to the same problem. That is they can't look at any standard files on such disks, because Ihe disks have been custom designed by somebody. Incidentally, game disks are usually not custom encoded for bigger screens or longer sounds - they're like that so it's more difficult to pirate them.
3) When checking the tracks of some disks I get the message "...
has a checksum error on disk block 1693". Frequently I also
get the message "DOS Error 9955". A particularly bad case was
a disk I ordered from Diskcovery PD called Microdeal Music
Disk. When I boot the disk, it works as far as the intro
screen, but then hangs. Is it possible to repair this error?
It's almost certainly not a natural error. There arc two explanations - either (he disk has been damaged by a virus (unlikely as the errors are occurring in the same place - most viruses arc more randomly destructive).
NICE ONE NORMAN FROM: IAN BOOKER. HARROOATE I am going to upgrade to an A1200. Preferably with a maths coprocessor and a hard drive, so...
1) What can I reasonably expect to see In the way of expansions
for It In a couple of months?
IDE hard drives, which will be getting more expensive because of the pound-to-dollar exchange rates: PCMCIA memory cards, which will stay about the same price (the price is going up because of the economic crisis, but coming down slowly as production gears up). PCMCIA hard drives will probably be available, but expensive. Several trap-door memory expansions should be on sale, and maybe an '030 card or two as well (these will take longer to get into production).
2) I am planning to run XCAD and Imagine on the new machine. I
currently have a Philips CM8833 Mk 1 monitor, but what can I
gain by getting an SVGA or multisync Instead?
OK, remember, you asked about XCAD. If you want to edit at high resolution, the screen will flicker - some people can work with interlace, some can't. If you plug a multisync or SVGA (SVGA's are cheaper, but do test them first - some don't work on the Amiga) and set Or it's a protection track, left unformatted so you can't copy the disk through Workbench. I regret piracy has removed a large part of the trust from the programmer customer relationship.
4) When using Virus Checker 6.15. (which I have dragged into the
WBStartup drawer on my Workbench disk) I cannot get Ihe
program to learn new boolblocks. I just get a message saying
"Error sorry can't update brainfile". When I checked the Cry
for Dawn PI) disk (pictured below) I received the message.
"Bootgirl data is protected from being read you will have to
use 'Protect filename +r- if you want this file to be checked
for viruses". I tried it. I just got “Unknown Command"
messages.
185 FEBRUARY 1993 Many PD programmers use non-stondard disk systems, to squeeze even more graphics and sound on to their disks.
Continued overleaf Es ™ k as tnn mi XCAD 2000 Is o design progrom, but a TV Isn't suitable for using It - the higher resolution you use the better.
Your Amiga Productivity mode on, then you can edit interlace screens in comfort on a rock steady display.
If you know someone who has An Dept Pro 2 you could render your designs into 24-bit true colour IFF files, which could be converted to HAM8 more colours than you can shake a stick at' mode or 256-colour mode with An Dept Pro 2. You could view such pictures with Multiview. SuperHires images (1,280 width but not interlaced) could be done, though they don't display well on a standard A1200 in HAM8 mode (256 colour is fine). They worked fine on an A4000 thoughl MINE'S A LARGE ONE FROM: GEOFFREY STUTTAFORI). F.PSOM I decided to change my ageing A500 tor an A1200.
At the moment I have a CM8833 monitor, Star LC10 printer and a Cumana second drive attached to my new A1200.
My problems started when I attached a Rocgen Plus genlock to the machine. II I have my other equipment plugged in as well, then the machine will not even start up, simply displaying a software failure message. It I disconnect everything except the genlock, then I can get to the animated disk that appears when you turn the machine on, but cannot get any software to boot. Why does the machine go belly up as soon as I put a disk in the drive?
Genlocks perform a clever trick - they let you overlay Amiga graphics on to a video signal, which you can then record. However, in order for the precision synchronisation needed to happen, the Amiga has to be in a certain state of low usage. In addition to that, genlocks do horrible things to your Amiga power supply, like drain it dry.
With a cut-down machine, it all goes well until the drive spins, needing time on the buses (address and data) and taking quite a bit of power as it gets up to speed. Bang, your Amiga then falls over in horrific genlock accident.
I noticed that the power supply unit is marked A600 and is quite light in comparison to a friend's A500 power supply. Does the weight of a unit make any difference to the power supply capability? If I fitted a bigger power supply In the A1200, would that solve the problem? Or should I get a 12 Volt DC power supply for the Rocgen Plus?
I tried plugging a Rocgen Plus into an A2000 with a hard disk and memory, not too over the top considering the size ol the power supply, yet that hulk couldn't power the genlock. Methinks the Rocgen is a bit greedy even for a genlock.
However, no trouble at all alter I borrowed a power supply Irom a Sega GameGear recharger. Who said Segas were useless? Any 12V DC adaptor with the right connector will help - get a big meaty one.
Because you've got Workbench 2. This is a lot easier to sort out. In a nutshell, the programs can't find the files they need to run. If programs on Workbench standard disks work fine from floppy but do not work when you've dragged the icon lo your hard disk, you will have to drag more files from the floppy into the relevant drawer on your hard disk. (Files in the floppy libs directory have to go to libs on the hard drive, devs to devs. And so on).
However, files on a disk without a relevant icon file (the same name with .info after it) do not show up on Workbench. The next thing about Workbench 2 is if you double-click on a disk icon, then select Show All Files from the Window menu, every file is given an icon. So you can drag these invisible files on to your hard disk. Remember, you will have to do the same Show All Files selection for your hard disk too.
186 FEBRUARY 1993 Hard disk users with Workbench 1.3 - you have lo use the Shell or upgrade.
5) As I said earlier. I've dragged the Virus Checker icon in the
W'BStartup and it runs automatically.
Why doesn't this work with programs like WizardClock or CrossDOS'!
Either because the program was written to be incompatible with the WBStartup drawer (rare bul not unheard of) or again, some files arc not available from the hard disk. When AmigaDOS boots up from a disk (hard or floppy), it expects all the fonts, libraries, device drivers (including printer drivers) and Preferences settings to be on the disk it booted from.
6) I'd just like to congratulate 17-Bit Software on their
incredibly speedy PI) mail-order service. See, it's not all
whinging!
Good. But they're not the only ones.
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FROM: RL'DKSH AMBASNA. MITCHAM I currently own an A2000 and I use it mainly for constructing music. I use MED for the actual music- arranging. And Audio Engineer for sampling. I have 3Mb of RAM.
I) I tend to use long samples rather than short instruments.
Apart from OctaMEl), is there a belter music construction
program better than MED for this sort of work?
Dr T's KCS is currently the best MIDI sequencing package available - maybe Musi -X 2 is better, maybe not.
Yes. Dr T's KCS Level S.5 is the acknowledged, best music package available on the Amiga (I understand Music-X 2 is currently being worked on for release later in 1993). The original Music-X is best steered clear of if you haven't got a MIDI interface and at least one MIDI instrument. KCS Level II needs extra hardware too to be really good.
21 MED will not play a sample longer than about 131K. Is there a way around this?
No. At least. I've not heard of one. Apart from reducing your sample rates, to have longer samples (danger, quality loss. I hear you shriek) in the same space.
31 I can only load about 88(1 k of samples into MED before it displays an "Out of Memory" message. If I then save the data as a module, the total length of Ihe module is less than Imb (again, about 880K), Furthermore, I can copy this module to the RAM disk three times. Why can't I use all 3Mb of memory to load in samples?
This is because you have only got Imb of chip RAM for storing samples. Bearing in mind that some chip RAM is usually needed by the program (this is for things like the graphics, disk drives etc) then you are running out of chip RAM. You could try fitting a 2Mb chip RAM expansion into your A2000 - the only one that I've actually seen working (Wings doesn't work on it) is the DKB MegaChip 2000. Which is available from 16 Bit Centre (0423 531822) as well as many other suppliers.
41 And finally can you give me some basic information about MIDI?
It's a way of wiring a plug, and then a fairly simple system for sending and receiving information. There are three common types of socket, namely MIDI In (for listening). Out (for talking) and MIDI Thru (directly repeating what's coming in without change).
They are usually found on the backs of musical instruments and equipment (like professional-quality samplers). The Amiga has none of these as standard (except the CDTV - no MIDI Thru) but a £25 interface plugged into your serial port gives all three.
You can then run MIDI software on the Amiga, to control and sequence MIDI instruments and equipment. Oh yeah. MIDI stands for Musical Instruments Digital Interface. Or was it Idiots? Anyway, have a look at the advert for Future Music - that's where old Maff Evans went to.
ERE, YOU KNOW YOU SOLD ME... FROM: LGP FARMER. NORTHUMBERLAND Tw o w eeks ago I purchased an A1200 w hich works very well on its own. However, there is a problem.
It does not like either of my external drives. These are both PCXSOs and both are fine on the A500.
The trouble seems to arise when reading from the disk in the external drive. Quite randomly it will start claiming that there is a "Read error on block ???", but it’s never the same block each time.
If I click on 'Cancel' then the machine carries on as normal. It doesn't happen that often but when it does it is very annoying.
Occasionally, the machine reports a disk as NDOS (not DO.Sl and refuses to load data from it.
If I take out the disk and put it in again then the disk works fine!
I reported this problem to Wang, who dutifully brought around another A1200, with exactly the same results. It would seem that there are some problems between the A1200 and Power Computing's PC880. Has anyone else had the same problem? Is it curable? There are no problems at all when I use the internal drive.
I haven't heard of anyone having the same problem, and as the Power PC880B was returned several months ago I have no means to test it myself. However, the fact that both your drives don’t work gives credence to the impression that it doesn't work. It's probably a similar problem to the Roclite drive from Roctec not working with Workbench 2. That is it probably goes a bit too fast.
THERE'S THIS ESSEX MIAN... FROM: JOHN ROMBAUT. ESSEX The problem that I seem to be having is when I get a screen indicator such as "Error while opening 203" or “Error 880". It’s totally useless to me when presented as such because it gives no real indication as to what precisely is the fault.
As there docs not seem to be any available publication explaining the numbers I have gradually been compiling my own index, but nowhere can I find explanations for error numbers 34. 66. 103.
106-119. 123-201. 215. 217 and 880. 1 also wonder whether there are any numbers used between 217 and 880. Can you help at all?
Sorry, no evil intent, it's just a writer's trick lo tie all the loose ends up. I apologise. Errors on disk block 880 arc explained above in 'Just Bought an Amiga?'. I assume that the others arc happening when you arc using the Shell or CLI - if they arc happening to you on Workbench, then only Shell can give you a clue as to what is going on. I don't know what version of Workbench you are using, so if you haven't got 1.3 or later, my advice to you is to UPGRADE.
I'll assume, like I said, that you are a new Shell user. There is a handy feature lo get a little explanation up. Which can at least give you a bit of a clue as to precisely what you are doing wrong. I get errors like these every day. When you have got an error just type this and hit Return: Why Easy when you know how. Now . I can't tell you what all the errors mean, but here arc the common ones. 103 I DRIVE A FERRARI FROM: PAUL ANDREWS. SITTINGBOURNE H I was lo purchase a hard drive for my 1Mb A500, add about 4Mb of RAM to it and install Formula One Grand Prix on It, would the actual game
play improve? Would the graphics be smoother? Would an accelerator be a better Idea? Or Is It Impossible to improve the speed of a game after the programmers have finished with It?
Hard disks just load and save faster, so when a game is loading and saving you spend less time not playing.
An accelerator (Amiga with a faster processor, plus suitable faster RAM than found in your average A500, A500+, A600, A1500 or A2000) will indeed make is simply your computer is running out of memory. It happens on small Amigas, and it happens on big Amigas. You are always limited if you're trying to use more memory than you have got.
121 is also very common. It's when you try to use a data file as a program - like just typing the name of a picture you have saved with Deluxe Paint, for example. In this example, you would have to type the name of a picture displaying program, like Vilbm, Showpic - get a couple of PD slideshows and they will usually have the program on them (hopefully with the documentation file, often just called Readme for obvious reasons). Remember, programs arc executable by the computer, data files arc not executable - the computer cannot understand data files.
205 means you were just plain wrong - you tried to access a file that doesn't exist. Typing error - we're all human. The easiest way to avoid problems with the Shell is to always give ihe full path to where you want to be (name of a disk, colon, dircclorics subdirecto- ries nameoffilc. Like this: MyDisk:MyDir MyLowerDir MyProgram Upper or lower case (capitals or little letters i very rarely make a difference with Shell. Lcam from your mistakes and keep trying.
SPILT TRASHCAN FROM: IAN TROTMAN, SOUTH WIRRAL I am new lo Ihe Amiga, having just bought an A600HD. While 1 was copying files on the hard disk, I somehow managed to create the icon
• Copy of Trashcan'. I have tried everything short of
reformatting the hard disk lo erase this without success. How
do I do it?
I wos minding my own business when this trash- con icon gets spilt all over my screen. Disgracefull Assuming that the errant file is on your boot partition of the hard disk, then type this into a Shell. Notice the double quotation marks, which you have to use if the name of a fde contains a space: Delete "Sys:Copy Of Trashcan" If the fde is in a lower directory (Sys is just Amiga shorthand for the disk the Amiga has booted from - usually Workbench) then put the name of the directory followed by a slash. If the fde is an icon file (followed by .info) then don't forget to add that: certain
games, notably simulations and including F1GP. Update the screen faster, so giving a smoother moving view. However, not all games are faster, as they already go fast enough, so to speak.
Arcade games are usually clocked to a certain speed. Also, a lot of old arcade games (not all) use programming methods which make accelerators wave their little silicon legs in the air. Programmers are much more accelerator-aware than they have been - even so. There are still problems.lt's not just a question of going to a bookshop and getting reference material off the shelf - 99% of bookshops will not stock up to date knowledge. Anyone with any recommendations, please drop me a line . Because a lot of people want to know about the 68020 and other big processors.
Delete -Sys:MyDir Copy Of Trashcan.info* Oh yes. The file is probably protected from deletion, which is why you couldn't get rid of it. Type this: Protect *Sys:MyDir Copy of Trashcan.info' rwed Only the d is necessary, the other bits are for readable, writcablc and editable.
I WANT TO SEE MORE FROM: MARTIN SMEE, CROYDON I have a standard I Mb A500 revision 5 with good old Kickstart 1.2 in it. I have owned the machine for six years now and have not yet found a piece of software that doesn't work with it. It's been great and has never failed, but now 1 feel a hankering to catch up a hit with the latest machines.
II 1 want Kickstart 1.3 and 2.04. together with the 8372A Agnus to give me I Mb of chip memory, hut I'm not sure whether I can go that far or not. Is it possible and if so how ?
187 FEBRUARY 1993 ll is possible, as the revision 5 board can take the bigger Agnus and Kickstart chips. However, it is not easy for Ihe inexperienced, and it is printed every so often in Amiga Format (Issues 18 and 32). 1 regret you can't buy one. They are all sold out. Time for a repeat performance? With A2000 bits in too? And a smashing great orangey bit in the middle? I would but this is a pretty Continued overleaf small issue and the articles do need a lot of updating, we don't want people getting it wrong and ending up killing their Amigas. Now do we?
2| I was going to trade in my A5(MI for a CDTY. But the offer ended loo soon. Are similar offers available? Do people regularly offer trade-in deals?
Techno Babble Do you know how to talk techie speak? Well if you don't then this little bit of jargon-busting should sort you out!
Simple, sou go to a shopkeeper and make him an offer.
Or wait for hint to make you an offer. I really am the wrong person to talk to. Get out there and hustle!
3) I'm stuck as to what to choose, an A570 CD- ROM drive or a GVP
hard drive. I think CD-ROM is a great idea, hut I have a gut
feeling that it will be better yet with the MPEG chip set. Can
you clarify matters a bit? Is CD-ROM here to stay?
CD-ROM is here to slay, but exactly what direction it takes is anyone's guess. Commodore committed themselves to the MPEG standard - when the bits appeared for the rival CDI system - then they had to make an announcement'. Any actual new CD designs are vapourwarc - stuff which you can't buy yet and you shouldn't really until you've read a review or two.
FEBRUARY 1993
4) I believe this one is unsolvable. But have a go anyway Pat. I
own a very old Tandy DMP-400 dotmatrix printer. Try as I
might I cannot get it to work with any printer drivers (and I
have collected a few over the years). hat is the correct
driver? If you don't know, how would I go about editing or
creating a new printer driver for it?
I don't know. People consistently bombard me with requests for printer drivers. I help where I can. But it's a job I'm not prepared to shoulder, mainly because I don't like broken shoulders. OK. You want to have a go yourself? Get Amiga Primers Inside and Out by Ralf Ockenfclds. Published by Abacus at $ 34.95 (prices vary in the UK). The ISBN is 1-55755-087-5.
Which should help you in tracking down a copy. Read it. Understand, leant how to use the supplied disks and months from now you might sort your problem out.
The problem is that there are many dozens of different types of printer, each with its own unique method of control. While many printers share similar codes for control (printer protocols like Epson 9 pin.
Postscript, and Hewlett Packard variants) everybody wants their printer to work at its best capability, which means getting a dedicated, correct printer driver as opposed to the supplied ones on the Extras disk w hich work to a certain extent, but arc not up to the high print resolutions available on the latest printers. If anybody wants to set up a driver library, let me know. '! Accelerator: hardware expansion that gives your Amiga a (aster CPU. Often used with maths-intensive software where a standard processor is too slow, for programs called raytracers' which literally trace the rays of
light which bounce around a scene to produce a picture. Also used to considerably speed up flight and other kinds of simulations.
Anlio Brush: a brush is a small section of a graphic screen, cut out with a paint program like Deluxe Paint Anim brushes are different small images with the same dimensions - for instance, a bird flapping its wings or an eye blinking.
Bllttur: Block Image TransfER device. Used for copying large areas of memory from A to B. or to combine different areas into one single image.
Widely used to generate large graphic shapes in computer games.
CD-ROM: a storage device for playing compact discs.
As well as standard music discs, CD-ROMS can play special computer discs that are massive in capacity compared to normal floppy discs.
Chip ¦AM: memory accessible by the custom chips (Paula, Agnus. Denise) as well as the processor Used to store all graphics and sounds. Can be used by programs too - with speed slow downs.
CU: Command Line Interface. The program which enables you to type commands into AmigaDOS for standard operations like copying files or getting a directory Shell is more commonly used now.
Cuppur: co-processor Used to generate subtly coloured backgrounds - this device is built into the Agnus chip and it can alter colours while the screen is being generated. Executes instructions at the same time as the processor.
CPU: Central Processing Unit The decision-making chip, the one that tells everything else what to do It can be interrupted by custom hardware if its programs are in chip RAM.
Fact RAM: memory that's only accessible by the processor. Programs stored here run faster than those in chip RAM - hence the name frmmtm grabber: device for capturing live video data and convening it into computer picture data. Doesn't require a still video signal. Usually gives much better results than a video digitiser, which does the same |Ob, except that the video must be paused.
Frawr cartridge: quasi-legal device for examining programs while they are running. Usually with many useful built-in utilities which help overshadow its dubious origins.
Hard drive: basically a big disk for keeping Workbench and all the serious software that you use.
Works much faster than a floppy disk. More and more games are becoming installable on to a hard drive.
IFF: Interchange File Format A standard way of storing pictures and sounds, it was invented by Electronic Arts and adopted by Commodore. A single standard - practically all art programs can load and save pictures in this form.
Kickstart: the name of the set of programs which are run when the Amiga is turned on. Also contains many library functions for programmer use. Latest is Kickstart 3. Other releases; 2.05. 2.04,1.3. 1.2, 1.1. MPEG: Motion Picture Expert Group. A bunch of individuals who set out to find means to store films and video on computer rather than photographic or magnetic means. Still some way off on the Amiga.
PD: Public Domain. Literally, software that is the property of everybody PD disks can be freely copied by anyone, and you can also distribute them to whoever you want. The correct term is 'Freeware'. 'Shareware' (try before you buy) and Licenseware' (commercial and non-distributable) also come under the same rough heading.
* OM: Read Only Memory Memory that cannot be altered. Widely used
as the starting programs for computer systems that have just
been turned on - ROMs remember things permanently.
¦AM: Random Access Memory. Memory that can be altered and re-altered many times. Typically, it does not remember what it contains when the computer's power is switched off.
Script flla: a set of commands which you would otherwise have to type into the CLI or Shell by hand.
Saved as a text file. Learning how to use Shell or the CLI involves learning how to write script files.
Srall: more up-to-date version of CLI. Works in exactly the same way. But enables some flexibility in what commands are called via the alias' function Also gives some hot key combinations to enable some editing of previously entered commands.
Sound Sampler: hardware device that converts electrical music signals (typically from a tape or CD player) into computer sound. Can also be used with a microphone to capture live sounds.
Sprtta: a graphic object that is independent of the screen. On the Amiga, sprites are limited in size and colours. Typically used for mouse pointers, alien missiles, and so on.
Stortup-soquoncoc the name of the script file, contained in the S directory, which is executed after a disk has booted. Typically contains just the name of a program to auto-run. But can be very complicated.
Whatever the nature ol the file, it must always be called Startup-sequence and live in the S directory.
Mtorkbanch: the set of programs which sets up a graphical point-and-click' interface on the Amiga.
Much more friendly than the CLI or Shell, but not as flexible. Always has to be loaded from disk, which is slow but does enable much customisation. Workbench 3 requires a Kickstart 3 ROM. Workbench 2 requires a 2 ROM. 1.2 needs a 1.2 ROM and so on.
This is the generic name for the Amiga's expansion connector. The A500, A500 Plus and A1000 had the original Zorro I: the A1500s and the 2000s have Zorro II; and the A3000 and A4000 have Zorro III. They are not compatible, hence the different expansions for different machines. The A600 and A1200 have a PCMCIA connector instead.
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O Could you tell me what the difference is between PAL and
NTSC?
A 56 graphic display lines that's what. PAL programs have graphic displays that are taller with more scan lines than NTSC programs. Both PAL and NTSC are television standards for signals - you can't feed a PAL signal into NTSC equipment and vice versa without some alteration to the vertical hold control of your TV or monitor.
Answerfile Short snippets and extracts to help solve those little, tricky techie problems, all straight from Pat MacDonald's keyboard.
What programmers usually do is write their programs to use only the first 200 lines of the screen - that's why there is a blank area at the bottom of the screen. Such a program works fine on both NTSC and PAL Amigas. However, a full PAL screen program won't be so good on an NTSC screen - the bottom sixth or so is off the bottom of the display.
QI just can't get Formula One Grand I’rix working on my A4000. You said it was great on that machine, so how did you do it?
190 A The way to do it is to disable the CPU caches.
Hold down both mouse buttons when the machine is starting up. And then click on Boot Options.
There is a little box with 'Disable CPU Caches' written next to it - click on this so thal a lick mark appears.
Then click on Use. Click on Graphic Options, and select the Enhanced Chip Set (ECS). Then click on Use. Finally click on Boot and run the game from floppy. I regret I couldn’t work out how to install the game to hard disk using the supplied program.
FEBRUARY 1993 QI want to learn how to solder - I don't really have the time to learn electronics, but can you give me a few tips to help with the odd upgrade or broken wire?
Ahmrn. All right, here's a deal - if you're under, erm. Let's say IS. Then don't do it without adult supervision. The fumes from molten solder are very unpleasant and are also a health risk. Gel a soldering iron, about 20 watts output at most (smaller irons are better for intricate work) and some resin-cored solder wire. Remember that the iron gets HOT.
Also get some scrap electrical gear - don't use your aunt's beloved Fifties wireless - some electronic scrap like a digital alarm clock or a cassette recorder from a junk dealer will do. A damp sponge is handy for cleaning hot soldering irons, and do get a decent holder for when you need to put the iron down safely. A desoldering pump ('solder sucker') is cheap and very handy for slurping up excess solder.
Make sure no power (even batteries) is going to your piece of electrical junk. Unscrew it and remove the circuit boards, disconnect all wires (but keep them) and connections so you what you have is a circuit board with lots of components soldered in.
A Well I'll try to keep il simple-ish. ROM sharers are expansions which can take two or more Plug in the iron and switch it on. When it is at the right temperature, solder will melt over the tip (the tip end is known as the bit, and you can usually fit a variety of sizes of bit). Congratulations, you've just tinned your bit. Tinning is the art of applying solder.
OK. With your freshly tinned bit. Apply it to a likely looking blob of solder on the scrap board. After a short while, the solder will melt, and you can wobble the connector around (if you are frightened of burning your fingers, use a pair of pliers to move the components). Use a desoldering pump to suck away all the excess solder.
Gradually work your way around the components, cleaning the bit on the damp sponge and tinning it again (your bit should always be shiny and clean).
Eventually, you'll be able to lake out the components, although you'll probably bum the board slightly.
Judging the heal of solder takes a w hile lo leam. But is easily mastered - don't hold the iron to the board for long periods of time.
When you've finally managed to get all the components out. Try soldering them back in again. Find a different bit of scrap board and repeat the process.
Remember those bits of wire I told you to keep? Try stripping off some of the outer insulator, and with the iron and a bit of solder, tin Ihe end.
Eventually, you will become confident enough to have a go at the real thing - a good place lo start is making a null-modern cable for two-computer, two- player games. If you start dealing with chips, then anti-static precautions have to be taken (either wear an anti-static wrist strap or keep touching a water pipe every few minutes to avoid static building up w hich blows your chips). Get a basic electronics book out of the library and learn. Get really good and you may end up with a job.
Qllow does a ROM sharer work? Please keep it simple, because I want better compatibility without more confusion!
Amiga Kickstart ROM chips. The idea is that you take out your present Kickstart chip and plug in the ROM sharer to the empty socket. Then plug the Kickstart into the ROM sharer, plus a different version of Kickstart. By flicking a switch, you can choose whether you want to use Kickstart 1.3 or 2.
Here's the technical version. ROM sharers arc small circuit boards with two (or more) sockets, and a set of pins to connect to an Amiga ROM socket. The idea is that you carefully lever out your current ROM chip, and plug it into the ROM sharer. You then plug in a different ROM (Kickstart 1,3 if you already have Kickstart 2. Or Kickstart 2 if you already have 1.3) alongside the present one. And plug Ihe ROM sharer into the socket left by your present ROM. Usually there are jumper leads to wire up the change in ROM to a particular mouse button being held down, or the joystick fire-butlon being
pressed, or a particular key being pressed, when the machine is resetting.
Qwhy is il that all software doesn't work on the new A1200? Or the A600 and A500 Plus come to that?
A Lots of different reasons, but it all boils down to this - the programmer who wrote the incompatible program did not follow the guidelines on ensuring compatibility with future machines. Now. In the programmer's defence, it has to be said that a lot of the guidelines involve setting up the Amiga using the supplied Commodore routines, which is a bit of a drag and a lot of hassle (plus money for the correct.
'Official' Addison-Wesley guidebooks).
Not many programmers do stick to the standards.
When Amigas change (different Kickstarts. Agnus chips. Denise chips) then the homebrew routines which work fine on an A500 tend lo fall fiat on their faces.
The programmers scream 'don't change anything' on the one hand, while at the same time asking for more memory, standard hard disks and CD-ROM drives, better sound and graphics etc. Qis it legal to swap games? I mean, one boxed copy for one boxed copy? My friends and I often get bored of games, so is this all right or not?
A First, understand that I'm not legally qualified in any way and the situation varies from program to program, but as I understand things... Strictly speaking, no it isn't. You will find (often embedded in the small legal print in the documentation) that il is illegal lo rchire. Lend or otherwise give others access to the programs. The idea is that when you buy the software. You are buying a licence to use the product, not the actual software itself.
On the other hand, some software doesn't have any such messages anywhere in the documentation or readable within the program. Check the small print for yourself. Incidentally, this also means that it's illegal to sell your games collection w hen you sell your computer - second-hand software doesn't exist according to the conditions of sale under which you bought it.
OI have been told that the Action Kepla.v cartridges do not like Amigas with large amounts of memory. What is the limit?
In-de No lepth explanation 1 f : AmigaDOS 191 FEBRUARY 1993 A For the Action Replay II. 3Mb of RAM. You could go a little beyond this if you are clever, but 4Mb and up is a big no-no - the cartridge w ill not work. (The same goes for Action Replay III.)
Qwhy is there so much computer speak in Amiga Format ! Why use jargon?
Alt's shorthand. Every' craft, market, hobby has its own breed of special words and acronyms, to save on ink and get more information into a smaller space. We do try to explain jargon where we use it. But what makes jargon unreadable is that the person reading it has no explanations - which means wc have to use a bit of discretion about what we explain.
Is RAM a jargon term, or part of Modem English?
How about printer? How about scanner? How about floppy disk? Write to Damien the editor via Letters if you think there’s too much jargon, or tell me what you don't understand and I'll try to explain.
Do you read all the letters you get?
A Yes. If it's addressed to Pat McDonald.
Workbench. Answcrfilc or Amiga Answers via the Amiga Format office. I read it. I don't get to answer many of them due to lack of space, but all entries are carefully considered. Usually I answer a mixture of the common and the outlandish.
Qcan I upgrade my Amiga lo Workbench 3?
Can I just boot a Workbench 3 disk in my present Amiga?
A You cannot boot a given version of Workbench unless you have the relevant Kickstart (turn back to Page 1% and see 'Techno Babble'). It is possible to upgrade A3000s to use Workbench 3, but not (at the present time) any other Amiga that docs not already have it. O 1 Operating System; the software that forms a bridge between different elements of the computer (screen, keyboard, programs and so on).
The abbreviation Is OS. Disk Operating Systems are Oss that can In addition cope with talking to and listening to disk drives (as opposed to older tape-based systems). AmigaDOS is, quite simply, DOS for the Amiga.
2 A lot of people think that Workbench is the same as AmigaDOS. Workbench is not the same - it's a convenient Illusion for what is going on In the background. Traditionally, Oss have been controlled through the keyboard. In the mid- Eighties, WIMP (Windows, Icons. Mice, Pointers) systems made computers more accessible, and the Amiga uses all four - you generally use Workbench to use the computer, but for many tasks you have to talk to AmigaDOS directly through the keyboard. To do this, you have to double click on the Shell or CLI icon found on the Workbench disk.
3 Once you are In the Shell or CLI (Shell Is nicer, but only available on Workbench 1.3 or later) you will see a number with a prompt. This is the number of the Shell process - you can have up to 20 Shells or CLIs open at the same time. If you want another window, just type NEWCLI or NEW- SHELL and press Return. To get a listing of the current directory, type LIST and hit Return. To get an alphabetical listing (which doesn't show the size of files) type DIR and hit Return.
4 The first name you enter into a Shell line Is the name of a program on Workbench. What you are really doing when using Shell Is running programs - differently named programs do different things. Most of the commands can be found in the C directory. If you want to have a look at them, type list C (notice that AmigaDOS doesn't care whether or not you use capital letters). To stop the screen scrolling, press any key - press the Delete key to continue with the directory.
5 The AmigaDOS commands in the C directory need a certain amount of housekeeping in order to operate. To put It simply, there has to be a T directory, either on your Workbench disk or, more usually, set up by Workbench in your RAM disk. This T directory is a temporary storage area, used by commands such as Copy, Diskcopy and others. If your computer keeps asking for volume T, then the directory hasn't been set up and the commands cannot work properly, in addition, ENV has to be available, and (on Workbench 2 and above) an ENV-ARC directory. The Clips or clipboard directory has a similar
purpose.
6 Rather than continually typing lists of commands into the Shell or CLI, you can instead write a script tile with a word processor or a text editor. Such a script tile is simply a list of AmigaDOS commands, together with the arguments. An argument for a command is the bit that's not the command name - for Instance. List
c. List Is the command and c is the argument, and refers to the c
directory on Workbench. Much more complex arguments can be
used when you know your way around AmigaDOS.
7 The most common usage of script files is the startup-sequence file. This lives in the S directory (type list S to have a look) and Is a list of AmigaDOS commands. This script Is executed automatically when Workbench (or any other AmigaDOS disk) boots.
If you want to have a look at a startup- sequence, then bang this Into a Shell or CLI; Type s startup-sequence. Alternatively you could load the file into a word processor or text editor.
8 Many of the commands in the C directory are only for use in scripts. For instance, the Echo command prints text messages, the If, Then and Else are for making decisions in scripts, and the Jump and LAB commands are (or jumping around to a different label in a script file. The point I'm trying to make is that there is a lot of support on Workbench for script writers - but you don't need to know about It in order to use Workbench. It comes in handy when you are trying to customise Workbench, and designing your own disks.
9 Do not think that all the AmigaDOS commands you can get are on Workbench. Many, many Public Domain and shareware commands have been released over the years - utilities for doing things like setting the current font In use, opening a window, clearing the printer channel or testing MIDI equipment, to name but a few of the categories. The most successful commands usually end up being bought by Commodore and placed onto the latest versions of Workbench.
M AmigaDOS commands have some com- I patibllity between different versions of Workbench, but some won't work on different releases. So, If you try to use the 1.3 Install command on a Workbench 2 machine, it will not work (it usually crashes the machine). This means you have to be careful when making your own disks, because if you use an Incompatible command you will prevent some people from using your disks.
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